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A faint noise, soft light;

remnants of dream forgotten.

blanket of green grass.

 

I open my eyes,

Where have I been? For how long?

A baby bird chirps.

 

Time to get back home,

Time for a new beginning,

Beautiful rainbow!

 

Yes I've been away these last few challenges, a few personal things, moving house (out of a capital city to a smaller town!) and suddenly losing a big part of my employment...

 

But now we're getting comfortable in the new house and it's time to get disciplined again!

 

Major goal:

- Get back to doing at least 4 days of exercise (of at least half hour duration) per week.  This is my longer term goal as firstly I need to get my gym setup, and particularly I need to get disciplined to get up and exercise before everyone else gets up on days when I don't have work.  Previously when I've worked out 4-5 days a week, it's been first thing, before heading off to work.  Now I'm not working full time, and the days I am working, I'm up REALLY early, I need to get into the habit of working out on my days off, and realistically this could take a few months to get right, but I want to get it right, not do it next week and then give up.

 

Milestones:

- Setup the gym - fairly straight forward, although this will involve setting up the whole of the new garage, which is currently full of pretty much everything which we haven't otherwise setup around the house, so a decent bit of work to do here! STR +4

 

- Average two runs a week - no excuses here, no equipment needed (yes my runners are unpacked!), STA + 4

 

- Do at least one family exercise a week - whether it's playing soccer with the girls in the backyard, or taking them to play in the playground (and not just sitting down watching but joining in) at the park, or going for a big family walk.  Since where we are, we pretty much have to go for a decent walk to get to the shops and back we've been doing that at least, but I want to get into the habit of doing something family exercise oriented regularly. CHR +3

 

Side quest:

- Write an Android app - I've been meaning to do this for ages, and now that I'm not working a couple of days a week, it's a way to get back to using my higher level IT skills, and potentially a way of bringing in a very small amount of extra cash. WIS +4

 

Starting stats:

 

Starting stats: Str, 9
Sta 13, Wis, Chr 14
Dex 5, Con 15

 

(at least that's what I found from the start of the year!)

 

Haiku to finish:

(The rest was also haiku

you must just count funny, wink)

 

Feelnig at home here,

Challenge faced with family

Sit on fresh cut grass.

 

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Reply in haiku?

seems like a good idea

but not great at counting

 

Cleaning the garage can count as exercise too. I love reading about the family fitness ideas people try, so definitely share how it goes!

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Love the haiku!

And looking forward to seeing what you do for an Android app. I'm learning iOS skills and want to do some Android as well.

Looks like a great challenge plan!

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One of my favorite threads a couple challenges back, QuirkyDM convinced his kids that it was fun to find heavy logs and run around carrying them. They made up their own little obstacle course.

 

All kinds of cool family fitness stuff around the boards

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Family fun time,

the most important of all:

Strong seeds germinate!

 

Just noticed also:

grab for too many stat points.

prune greedy branches.

 

Family: CHR 2

Build gym: STR 2, run: STA 3,

Android app: WIS 3.

 

Also I should say,

I'm an immigrant from Scouts:

Wind blew me this way!

 

Ok: clicked wrong link!

Though am Ranger-Scout really:

Strong tree spreads roots.

 

First days: some progress!

Much cleaning in the garage:

Old, dead growth burnt off.

 

Sun shines over hill.

Hold me accountable here:

Wednesday morning run!

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Could be right xena!

Well I'm here now anyway.

Still moving forward.

Going well here too!

First run done, gym assembled,

And used! Sun shine strong.

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I'm a little scared to post here without a haiku!!!

 

Wahoo on the family exercise goal.  I always have a family workout goal in my challenges.  I love working out with my kiddos and joined my daughter's Tae Kwon Do class just this week. 

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Don't be scared Terra!

Haiku, or do not haiku,

You are welcome here!

I must remember

Getting my kids involved

Need to be patient,

Girls want to copy

Must find things we can all do

Learning for us all!

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Gym setup; used twice,

So far one run per week.

slow start, room to grow!

 

Setup PC though:

First Android app: Hello World!

Seeds growing here too

 

Family workout?

Bit of basketball with girls

They get distracted.

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Ran this morning, yay!

I really am out of shape:

All my leaves fall off.

 

Ran 1.6km with the puppy - old puppy though, she's a 10 year old Labrador but starting to slow down and she wanted to go home after that, so I dropper her off and kept going on my own for another 2.5 km, but I had to drop to a walk by the end, I haven't had to do that in a while - shows what having three months off does to you, I was always very amateur, but I wonder then how olympians who are sidelined for a few months get back into it!  I'm even a bit stiff after my gym workout yesterday and I have to confess - I only used the bar with no weights!  I wanted to get back into it slowly and safely.  Very happy I have things setup now though and can hopefully bully myself into keeping it up.  Ok, now I've blurted that out, it's back to haiku!

 

Stiff and sore I am,

but the blowing wind yields not:

Onward to greatness!

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6km run non stop,

Not as unfit as I feared!

Cheetah on the move!

Bodyweight workout,

Still kicked my lazy butt though!

should watch sunrise more...

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Slow few days lately,

Did bodyweight workout again

Tortoise, slow, steady.

Some time on pc,

Learning Android programming

Can river change course?

This river wants to,

Work is really rough right now

Looking for sunrise

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Four days in a row,

Can I build up momentum?

Snowball gathers pace!

Yesterday I did:

The superhero workout!

Mighty oak tree grows.

Today I did run

In drizzle, chasing zombies!

Love these themed workouts!

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Ah, very good point!

Chased by, "Zombies, Run!" - love it!

Wind, through undead hair!

 

Slow couple of days,

Girls want attention first thing,

sleepy log jumped on

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