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18ck Was Only Supposed To Blow The Bloody Oars Off

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The working weekends look set to continue for the next few weeks so this challenge is aimed mainly at keeping me going at a minimal level of activity throughout the long, dark days, but I also have my eyes on the Sculler's Head of the River Race so I think my goals are:

 

  1. Scull once each weekend and get to the rowing club at least once during the week. Evening rowing is probably ending soon, so this will most likely be ergo or circuit-training
  2. Run at least once a week, even if it's only ten minutes
  3. When I feel myself getting deskbound, get up and walk around for a bit. Don't get backache.
  4. Watch the calories - and specifically, no alcohol and no snacks other than fruit and juice-lollies after dinner time.
  5. Do something involving portuguese at least 3 times a week. Since I don't have heaps of time this will most likely be a Michel Thomas audio lesson or reading on the train, but at least one of them per week will involve writing.

 

If I can do more, I will, but that's the target.

 

I have one race this time - a 10K in Kew Gardens at the end of week 1 - but I'm not expecting much and in fact I might not do it at all. Mrs 18ck has a half M on the same day, so...

 

 

[Edit: Points]

 

Rowing goal: 3 Str 2 Sta

Run: 1 Sta

Take breaks: 2 Con

Calories: 3 Con

Portuguese 2 Wis 2 Cha

 

Get bad back: -5 Con

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I'm quite amused by the level of brutality and violence in the challenge round-up story Flyer posted earlier today. 

We've got a side-challenge going on where we have to compete to eliminate our worst linguistic habits: glottal stops in my case and some West London tendency to pronounce "th" as "f" in hers. Already she's one point up after i said the word "bit" lazily. She's finking... er, I mean thinking about her speech a lot more and she's clearly going to run rings around me.

 

Apart from that, day 0 has gone well. She has been for a long walk and a swim with Mrs 18ck, while I've been working (as usual) but also rowing (solo outing to the pink house), running (short) and lifting heavy things (heavier and heavier... I'm getting better, apparently!)

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I'm quite amused by the level of brutality and violence in the challenge round-up story Flyer posted earlier today. 

(She's really a very tranquil child normally. I think she must be using her thread as a sort of catharsis for the crushing-people-with-boulders-and-making-them-explode-with-lightning-bolts side of her personality)

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I love the mini with Flyer, that's brilliant. As a kiddo she's bound to destroy you but hey, that's what dads are for :) I'm glad to see goals built to reflect your super busyness - I think you'll do great this go around.

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Sub'd of course.

 

I think you're going about this pretty smart. You know how these projects get and you're not forcing impossible feats. Well thought out, my dear sir.

I think perhaps you should add little awards for every awesome dad thing you do with Flyer in the next 6 weeks. Just saying!

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I love the mini with Flyer, that's brilliant. As a kiddo she's bound to destroy you but hey, that's what dads are for :) I'm glad to see goals built to reflect your super busyness - I think you'll do great this go around.

Mm, she's three points ahead already. I' would be more bu' I'm no' a' home much these days.

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Sub'd of course.

 

I think you're going about this pretty smart. You know how these projects get and you're not forcing impossible feats. Well thought out, my dear sir.

I think perhaps you should add little awards for every awesome dad thing you do with Flyer in the next 6 weeks. Just saying!

:^)

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I'm not doing too badly today. I've put in some long days but I managed to get to the club yesterday for a shortish ergo followed by some lifting. I was pretty worn out after smashing it on Sunday so I stopped when I felt form slipping and muscles stating to cry. I ran there and back in vibrams too.

Ooh, ooh, and I went to a meeting at my next place of work to set up the project I'll be working on when this one is over. It's the same as usual (I'm a bit of a specialist...) but the best thing about it is that it's based just under an hour away cycling on a route that takes me through my two favourite running parks, so I'll be able to get a lot more exercise on the bike, save money on train fares and even stop off for some running on the way to and from the site. I'm happy about this! 

I've done quite a bit of study and I'm planning to read this next

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/11095057/Top-Portuguese-academic-decries-filthy-English.html

The book I mean, not the article about the book. That's less of a challenge.

The food goal is going well too and I am avoiding backache by moving around a lot. All in all - many small wins.

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Sounds like things are going well! The little challenge between you and flyer sounds interesting. I will have to follow along!

Have a great Thursday!

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Meant to go to circuit training after work yesterday but didn't manage to leave until seven so that didn't happen. I went home and ate pasta instead. Hi ho. STill meeting all my goals. The joy of low expectations.

 

Also, the country I was born in still exists, so that's a plus.

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Mm, she's three points ahead already. I' would be more bu' I'm no' a' home much these days.

Well now I can't read any of your posts without that translation. Thanks for that :P

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Shame about long work days. Try not to get too perturbed with life, yea? To be extremely corny, this too shall pass.

Now, what country are we speaking of?

Still the united kingdom last time I checked. It was a close thing though.

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Bike ride to work though your two favourite parks? Now that sounds promising

Mm, it'll be nice. I'll be all sweaty but I don't care, it's only other people who have to smell me.

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Well, it should be quite a read, if you can contain your inherent violence long enough to read, that is.

What do you mean? Grrr! 

*smashes things*

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Sounds like things are going well! The little challenge between you and flyer sounds interesting. I will have to follow along!

Well now I can't read any of your posts without that translation. Thanks for that :tongue:

I'm getting beaten so badly it's embarrassing. She's only nine so she hasn't had my decades of laziness to lay down bad habits.

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