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Today's scouting: C25K with Flyer, along muddy towpaths in the dark with headtorches (headflashlights? Whatevs?) plus a bit of Portuguese ("Joel vai correr na maratona").

Tomorrow I'm up early for Park Run (running win) but turned down an offer of sculling with a friend (social skills fail)

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NIce.

Close call on the taxes, phew!

I think wooh is actually woah. Like when you woah a horse to stop it. Dunno.

Ah, I see I got it slightly wrong there didn't I? Os mortos vivos, not morto vivos - the living dead.

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All done again today: I dud a slow nine miler in place of the fast five K, and I've followed along with o Joel e o Rui. Tomorrow Flyer and I are doing day 6 of C25K and Mrs 18ck has a 13 miler. Handstands and strength training are on the menu too.

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Sounds like you're trucking along! A little momentum goes a long way.

Hyep. The C25K went well. We got our Spartan Race T'shirts on and went on a different circuit taking in a park, a cobblestone path by the river, some steps, and part of the high street, all to music, and it was a lot of fun. We also swam for a while, and I did handstands press-ups and some Portuguese audio. Audio is the easy option though. I need to challenge myself a but more next week.
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Weekly round-up: things are going pretty well, with the running/workout goal and Portuguese looking like A or A plus, handstands a little more B-ish and some effort in the social department but not much success, so no score there but I'm not dismayed.

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So yesterday was just push-up town and today was lifting. Plus cycling both days (very hard work after that monster weekend, I can tell you!) and some decent quality Portuguese. Fun fact - Portuguese people call earplugs tampons-of-the-ear.

 

I will never look at earplugs the same way.  Thanks for that.

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Slightly off the boil today. There wasn't much time to get out so I didn't get any exercise apart from the bike to work. I did double duty on the Portuguese though: a podcast and some flashcards.

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... Call it a rest day...

... Ahem....

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Well, it was a good use of a rest day. Getting ahead on your Portuguese is a win.

I went for the Hat-trick. After I wrote that, I wrote a comment in Portuguese on someone's Portuguese review of the book we just finished reading - Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - on Goodreads. It's all money in the vocab bank!

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Another good 'un: I did some lifting when I hit back from work and set a new squat PR by even lifting it with 20 kg on each end for 5 reps, which is a total of 60kg including the bar.

Add that to yet another day cycling and another double-pronged attack on the Lusitanian tongue, and I'd call that a success.

Still failing on the social side. I was in a room for ages with a load of naked guys and didn't say anything to them. Well, it's awkward you know, what with the whole wobbly, dangly bit situation. Hi ho.

Hoping for a double run tomorrow: one fast and one with Flyer.

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Quite a lot of work today but I managed both my runs - a good, chunky twenty minute interval run and a nice, fun 38 minute jog/walk, dodging zombies with Flyer. Portuguese was a bit minimal - basically, I just did some revision of prepositions with an app, but it's keeping up the momentum and that's not bad.

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Nice work on the Portuguese. Keep it up.

Just keep trying with the socializing. It takes a while to get to know people.

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That run with Flyer sounds so fun. I can't wait until my son is old enough to run with me.

Yeah, definitely. I'm not quite sure where the line is between making it fun and encouraging her to push herself as hard as she can but I reckon having fun is the more important thing.

Remind me - how old is the little Phoenix-chick?

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Nice work on the Portuguese. Keep it up.

Just keep trying with the socializing. It takes a while to get to know people.

Will do!

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Pedalled my legs off but arrived at circuits late so went downstairs and did some deadlines, pull-ups, curls and ohp. Also logging some Portuguese reading at lunch,on the subject of how to keep yourself motivated to run.

This is the best challenge I've done in over a year, I think. Woo-hoo!

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Yeah, definitely. I'm not quite sure where the line is between making it fun and encouraging her to push herself as hard as she can but I reckon having fun is the more important thing.

Remind me - how old is the little Phoenix-chick?

The one I was referring to is four. He is a lot like Flyer, always ready to run, jump, or climb. Being so young, though, I am not going to push distance yet. I do have another son who will be nine next month, but he has no love for running, much preferring to swim or lift (small) weights if exercise is required. So I will have to wait a bit for a running buddy.
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The one I was referring to is four. He is a lot like Flyer, always ready to run, jump, or climb. Being so young, though, I am not going to push distance yet. I do have another son who will be nine next month, but he has no love for running, much preferring to swim or lift (small) weights if exercise is required. So I will have to wait a bit for a running buddy.

Or take up swimming? 😀

It's good that they both like doing stuff though. Would either of them ride after you on a bike and keep you company that way maybe? It might work as a gateway drug into running...

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