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This Saturday the zombies arrive!!

 

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This Saturday I'll be running in the Black-ops. It's a obstacle course race which is done at night, 700 zombies on a 3 mile course, 15 or more obstacles, and if I finish without any life flags I get a medal that says "Infected". I want the medal with "Survivor" on it :)

 

Also I've decided that February when I'll be ready to join the Marines. No more postponing it.

 

Goal 1: Prayer: Prayer will save me against zombies. I will pray before every meal I have, and not a quick one, one that is full of thought. I really want this to turn into a habit. (Wis. +2)

 

A: A prayer before every meal  B: Miss one  C: Missed two  D: Missed every meal  F: All week and no prayer

 

Goal 2: Training: Workout at least 3x a week. More than just running, I need to work my entire body out if I want to make it in the Marines. (Str. +2, Dex. +2, Con. +1)

 

A: More than 3x a week  B: 3/3  C: 2/3  D: 1/3  F: No training

 

Goal 3: Studying: On my days off of working out I'll spend the day studying. Math, Science, Philosophy, Zulu, Latin, Spanish, and the ASVAB. It's a lot, but when I have all day to do it, it will be worth it. (Con. +1, Wis +2)

 

A: Study 4/4  B: 3/4  C: 2/4  D: 1/4  F: No studying at all

 

Goal 4: Running the Ranch: As it is, I'm taking care of everything on the ranch and house. But I know there's more I could do. So I'll make a list of at least 4 big things that need to be done. I'm trying to prepare for real life, and life as a wife to my future husband. I am no good to anyone if I'm not giving 100% to my own home. (Cha. +3)

 

A: 4/4  B: 3/4  C: 2/4  D: 1/4  F: Nothing done

 

This will be most likely my toughest challenge. As it is, I'm also taking care of my Accountabilibuddy group Heroes and Warriors in Training, fasting TV and certain foods, and trying to raise money for Christmas gifts. Its a lot of stuff but I can take it with God's help. And I will make it.

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Love the goals, very well rounded and thought out!

 

The prayer one is great - too often it gets forgotten about when in actual fact, it's the least physically demanding AND helps so much with the other goals!  Black Ops sounds like great fun - looking forward to reading your report on how well you do and seeing your 'survivor' medal!

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Oorah!

Question about the zombie run-what causes you to keep or lose a life flag? Passing obstacles? Just curious.

 

OORAH!!

 

There are 700 zombies on the course, they form packs and you have to dodge them otherwise they'll grab your flags. It's like a better version of flag football.

 

Love the goals, very well rounded and thought out!

 

The prayer one is great - too often it gets forgotten about when in actual fact, it's the least physically demanding AND helps so much with the other goals!  Black Ops sounds like great fun - looking forward to reading your report on how well you do and seeing your 'survivor' medal!

 

Thanks Bard! I will not only give a report but I'll post as many photos as I can!

 

Looking forward to this one (Y)

 

Aaaaaw! And I'm looking forward to yours :)

 

Day 1: Went well, no workout and I spent almost all day on NF getting this all done. And I say success!

 

Day 2: Ran and walked with my dog 4 miles, the hills were the killers. My dog was really tired when we got back.

250 pushups, 100 squats, and 106 crunches in 2 min. I also did 50 Hanging Leg Raises in the mare motel.

 

5 things done: Dishes, Laundry, Helped with dinner, Babysat the nephews, and dumped then cleaned the horses water troughs.

 

Prayers were done, but this habit will take some getting used to. After just a spoonful of food in my mouth I remembered I'm to pray before I eat lol. But I did it and all three.

 

Tomorrow I will be studying, cleaning, and adding weight training because I want to get stronger for my race. Also after 45 min. studying I'll take a few min. to workout and do some chores in order to give my brain a break.

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Zombie races are REAL THINGS!?  Why was I not informed!?  This is AMAZING!  And hilarious.

 

Have you done one before?  It seems like there might be some strategy to this beyond my typical 5K plan of, "run fast."  As in, if you're all off on your own you might make an easy target for the zombies?  Are they allowed to run, or do they have to do the stiff zombie walk?

 

Did I mention this is fantastic??

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1 Tim 4:7-8 "...train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value,

godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come."

 

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Good luck with the new challenge

 

Thank you Sabretooth :D Subb'd to yours!

 

Zombie races are REAL THINGS!?  Why was I not informed!?  This is AMAZING!  And hilarious.

 

Have you done one before?  It seems like there might be some strategy to this beyond my typical 5K plan of, "run fast."  As in, if you're all off on your own you might make an easy target for the zombies?  Are they allowed to run, or do they have to do the stiff zombie walk?

 

Did I mention this is fantastic??

 

Yes they're real and they are all over!

 

This will be my third race :) First one was the Zombie 5k and I got the survivor medal for finishing with one flag. Second was a Super Spartan and I got two medals! This one I want to finish as a survivor like the previous one. And I'll be running at night!

 

It requires a lot of stamina to run a Zombie race, only 3 miles and not so bad obstacles, but the zombies are killer. The strategy that worked the last time is to wear a long t shirt. The rules is the flag have to show, but they never say how much of it must be showing :tongue:. Also stay near the border in the trail the zombies are not allowed to push runners out of the markers. And yes they can sprint after you but they have to stay in their zones. Some of the volunteers are walking zombies and the others sprinters. Depends on the volunteer.

 

It's really awesome!! There are currently 4 zombie races.

 

My toe was torn up because I walked all day in converse shoes, big mistake. So to keep off of it when walking, my foot was at an angle. However doing that yesterday caused me to sort of sprain my ankle. My tendons and muscles are strained really bad and it was difficult to walk. I iced my ankle and kept off of it and it's doing the trick. But I'll take it easy tomorrow because I want to run the race!! My mom will see me run for the first time :D

 

I spent the day studying the Bible, Philosophy, Math, and Latin. And I prayed but it's still a habit that's a bit tough to get used to.

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I hope that ankle calms down in time for your race!  Definitely take it easy and give it some rest today.

 

I spent the day studying the Bible, Philosophy, Math, and Latin. And I prayed but it's still a habit that's a bit tough to get used to.

 

But what a rewarding habit to build.  It might start as a task to finish, but it always ends as a blessing and I find myself desiring more time with Him.

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Hey, Lost. I'm back. Glad to see that you are still going strong. I am super proud of how hard you have been working towards your goals. And that you'll be going for the Marines in February. Good luck. I am looking toward to your progress. Do you have a partner for the first mini-quest?

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I hope that ankle calms down in time for your race!  Definitely take it easy and give it some rest today.

 

 

But what a rewarding habit to build.  It might start as a task to finish, but it always ends as a blessing and I find myself desiring more time with Him.

 

It's getting way better :)

 

I know what you mean! I find myself taking a long time to pull myself away from the Bible hahaha. That's not bad though.

 

Hey, Lost. I'm back. Glad to see that you are still going strong. I am super proud of how hard you have been working towards your goals. And that you'll be going for the Marines in February. Good luck. I am looking toward to your progress. Do you have a partner for the first mini-quest?

 

Yay! *hugz* I missed you man! No I don't, do you want to be partners?

 

I had to rest again yesterday, my ankle is much better but I'm not taking any chances. Also PMS started so I passed out from the cramps. No workout, just Bible Study, Spanish, Science, and Critical Thinking.

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Me too, I want to hear about the zombie race!

 

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Looking forward to hearing about your race. Hope the ankle was ok.

 

Also, why are you studying zulu? Just curious. It sounds really cool, but I wondered if something specific motivated you to pick it.

 

Race went really well! My ankle lived.

 

I've always had a fascination with Africa, and I got started with South Africa and the second most used language is Zulu. It's tough though, just a simple sentence such as 'I love you' is 'Ngiyakuthanda' in Zulu.

 

Me too, I want to hear about the zombie race!

 

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It was really fun :) Very well put together but simple. It was really dark and not many lights on the course so those who didn't bring headlamps grouped up with people who did, like me. Only a few obstacles, but a LOT of zombies. And these people grabbed clothing and pulled, and I got groped quite a bit lol. Since this was my second zombie run I knew what to do. Wear a really long shirt and put my life flag belt almost up to my chest, makes it hard for them to grab my flags. And it worked!! I came out with one flag and got a green dog tag that says 'Survivor'.

 

The toughest obstacle was the wall. It was 10' or higher and had small boards for our feet to grab onto, and a rope. I am really afraid of heights so this freaked me out, and at night it was even scarier. The rope had knots on it to grip, but they were out of sync with the boards so grip strength was a must. And the boards only allowed the tips our toes to get. Thankfully God granted me a very nice lady next to me who suffered from vertigo, she told me I could do it and if she can go up so could I. I was hyperventilating at the top and I almost blacked out, I was expecting a ladder to be on the other side to get down. But now, just another rope and small boards. After a pep talk from the lady and everyone cheering us on I got down and dropped to my knees. I was thanking God and my legs lost all strength. A guy high fived me and the lady helped me up and I was running.

 

That was the most amazing achievement to me, and I'm so proud of myself for not chickening out. My parents thought it was fun but wished it wasn't so dark so they could have watched me run. Next race!

 

I'm going to move my updates to the morning because I have a LOT of stuff to do. My intended is coming Sunday to meet my parents and myself for the first time. And this house is a pig sty. I guarantee you all my dad and I will be doing everything.

 

I will be training still, but studying will have to be at night. This won't be easy.

 

I'm also changing my diet around, and cooking as much food for me as I can. I'll post pics of the race tomorrow if I can. I'm trying to find the picture they put up of me on Facebook, the sponsor was the creators of the upcoming zombie mmorpg H1Z1.

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I love hearing stories about random acts of motivation from strangers!  High fives and cheering and such are excellent!  And I'm so glad to hear that your ankle held out!

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I love hearing stories about random acts of motivation from strangers!  High fives and cheering and such are excellent!  And I'm so glad to hear that your ankle held out!

 

I'm glad it held out to!

 

Well done getting over that wall. I am afraid of heights, too, so it really inspires me that you were able to conquer your fear.

 

I'm so happy I did to! And it was worth the freaking out to get over it.

 

Ok so I have to do this quick because I have a lot of stuff to do.

 

Studying is going ok, and the training is an F :(. Praying before meals is a C, running the ranch is an A!

 

My training hasn't been going well thanks to my lack of motivation to do so. But I've turned that around. Before I wasn't focused on God and what He has called me to do. So I've changed that around now. I'm going to train more in the morning, clean the outside in the afternoon, and start the house in the evening.

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Doing fantastic! Congratulations on your survivor dog tags and on conquering the wall.

Also great work on evaluating how you are going and taking steps to improve things, keep it up, you're doing better than you think!

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Doing fantastic! Congratulations on your survivor dog tags and on conquering the wall.

Also great work on evaluating how you are going and taking steps to improve things, keep it up, you're doing better than you think!

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Thanks! I'm doing better now that I'm out of my rut.

 

Sounds like things are going pretty well.

Share the photo when you get a chance.

 

Sorry, I'll put up the photos when I have time to email them to myself.

 

I know I haven't updated in quite awhile. Laziness on my part for sure. I go back and forth with my goals, just a few days ago I wasn't even sure if I should be a Marine. I've been trying to lose weight and get a life for to long. So time to grow up and make schedules and get going.

 

God says Marines are still a go!

 

My workout equipment are all blocked up right now due to decorations for Christmas (which still haven't been put up!! Rant was needed :P). So all I have is a dumbbell, my body, and a sandbag. It's also raining so as far as getting back into running...

53dfd8b7c79584d1093074aae968aceb.jpg   Like that will stop me MUAHAHAHA!

 

I am going to keep the house cleaned up still. Ranch will have to wait though till the rain passes.

 

YouTube has a lot of bodyweight workouts at my disposal so I'm not complaining. Yoga in the morning has been really good, I'm following the Blogilates Decmember calendar, HIIT, and my dumbbells are there. Eating is cleaner. And prayers have been more frequent :)

 

And for some reason I've been really reconsidering my style. I used to want tattoos but now, not so much.

 

But anyways, back on the studying and back on track. I'm going to pray every morning to get my motivation up.

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Running in the rain = yes, please!

 

Glad to hear you got some motivation back and that you're considering all your goals and submitting them to God.  He says He leads us, and we can trust that.  Someone on this forum clued me into the You Are Your Own Gym (YAYOG) program for body weight stuff and I love it.  Best $3 I ever spent on exercise stuff to get the app!  They explain all the exercises very clearly with pictures (and videos if you download them - free) and tell you how many to do and all if you don't want to set up your own routine.  I'm doing a ten week program that came with the app and I love it!!

 

Keep it up!!

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Running in the rain = yes, please!

 

Glad to hear you got some motivation back and that you're considering all your goals and submitting them to God.  He says He leads us, and we can trust that.  Someone on this forum clued me into the You Are Your Own Gym (YAYOG) program for body weight stuff and I love it.  Best $3 I ever spent on exercise stuff to get the app!  They explain all the exercises very clearly with pictures (and videos if you download them - free) and tell you how many to do and all if you don't want to set up your own routine.  I'm doing a ten week program that came with the app and I love it!!

 

Keep it up!!

 

That sounds good! I'll check it out.

 

Did some Yoga today, but was fighting some depression today so it was really hard to get out of bed. I'm trying to follow a Pilates routine and I messed it up already.

 

Tomorrow I'll be shopping with mom. I'm going to get up early so I can do Yoga, Pilates, and run before having to head out. Also I'll be taking some books so I can study while we're driving. Ugh, I hope mom doesn't want me to drive. I want to do the test and should practice but, we'll most likely be taking the big truck. And I am not ready to drive that. Also my mom is a big backseat driver and likes to yell which makes me nervous. Plus she's bad at directions so not a good combo.

 

My guy and I, thank the Lord, got through a obstacle in our relationship. It's mainly me :(. I have a big issue with opening up completely and he doesn't. In fact it hurts him if I am closed off. I'm working on being more open, and it hurts at first because it's not in my nature but it's getting a bit easier.

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My mom may disagree, but it's awesome to have a guy who knows makeup and gets high end stuff for his girl (aka me :P). So I got to play with some high end makeup today and wow! I now understand why it's worth the extra cash for makeup. Lasted all day! The only thing I wasn't happy with was the Mac lipstick. It stayed on I won't deny it. But it made my lips feel dry. I highly recommend Besame lipsticks, I have a really dark Merlot color that's historically accurate 20's color. And it lasts longer to me than the Mac, and it's made from all natural ingredients so it moisturizes the lips. And no lip liner needed!! So no Mac lipstick for me, rather have Besame.

 

*review over*

 

Did Yoga today and 4 Pilates videos for my abs. Also prayed which I am getting more and more into the habit.

 

Just by a good diet I've lost some weight Hooray!

 

Tried to explain to my mom that I know God wants me to marry my guy, hence why I think it's fine to consider him my fiancée already. He doesn't mine. But she doesn't believe it's him. Hopefully God and time will soften her heart and unwillingness to let her baby girl go. Because once God gives his OK that it's time for us to be together, I am not going to argue with Him!

 

Anywho, till tomorrow fellow Nerds.

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Fraidenfer (fiancée) and I are thinking about respawning. Does that mean we restart the challenge?

 

Goal 1: A: This got really easy to remember, especially with some drama going on. I've had to basically clean up my life to totally repent for my sins.

 

Goal 2: B: Not to bad but I wish I could lift more weights. But the gym is blocked and I only have dumbbells and sandbags.

 

Goal 3: C: This was a bit harder, my mom didn't get that me sitting and reading wasn't nothing. So I have to re-do my schedule to get everything else done first, then study.

 

Goal 4: A: Definitely! Most of my workouts, and studying were almost hindered by Ranch work. Place looks better :D

 

Today was really hard for me. I've been trying to be more open to Fraidenfer because I'm naturally closed off from others. And you can't build a good relationship by not talking to your significant other.

 

I felt it was time that I tell him more about a very traumatic event in my life. I didn't get far because I want to wait till I see him again for the harder parts, so he can hold me when I do. But it felt pretty good to tell him, tell someone. 

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