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challenge 02 : Achaedia masters the elements

 

 book one: air

 

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The sun feels warm against the dark leathers Achaedia now wears. It has been a week since she became a full member of the Assassin's Guild, since she left the rebel camp and started out on her own to continue her journey; still, the new clothes feel stiff and strange. She has reached the edge of the forest, and the trees are rapidly thinning overhead. At times, she longs to dart back into the cool comfort of the forest, but she knows she must continue on if she is to have any hope of someday defeating an elder dragon.

 

She has struck out alone toward the mountains, which house one of the artifacts that will allow her to overpower and defeat the dragon. She knows not what it looks like: only that it is called the Air Attunement, and that it resides in a temple, unguarded by anything living. To reach it, she will require the strength and dexterity to climb the mountain and take what is needed. She will need to study what has been written of the temple in the old texts. She will also need full command over herself to undertake this arduous journey. 

 

She hopes she will not need anyone else. She misses the pack, but she is a lone wolf. Leaving was the right thing, even if it meant giving up everything she'd known before. 

 

Still, every now and then, she hears a rustling in the brush behind her. When she turns, she sees what might only be shadows, but what might also be the blur of quick grey fur or a glimpse of a wet black nose. If it was indeed what she thought, couldn't she smell it? Though, perhaps she's been living with humans too long. 

 

 

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01: Achaedia Practices Mindfulness [+3 CON, +1 WIS]

This is a food goal. I will pay attention to everything I eat over the next 6 weeks, and will try not to go over on calories (according to MyFitnessPal). This challenge will be graded as follows:

 

A [+3 CON, +1 WIS]: Recorded 100% of food eaten and remained within calorie goal 80% of the time or more.

B [+3 CON]: Recorded 80%-99% of food eaten and remained within calorie goal 80% of the time or more.

C [+2 CON]: Recorded 80%-99% of food eaten and remained within calorie goal 50%-79% of the time.

D [+1 CON]: Recorded 50-79% of food eaten and remained within calorie goal 50% of the time.

F: Recorded food less than 50% of the time, or remained within calorie goal less than 50% of the time. 

 

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02: Achaedia Runs with the Pack [+3 STA, +1 DEX]

Because I am signed up for 4, 5, and 6 mile runs in the next few weeks, I need to sort of practice in order not to die. Therefore, I resolve to run at least once a week. The other 6 days, Valentine and I will go outside and enjoy the fresh air for a minimum of 5 minutes, at least once per day.  Due to weather, the dog-walking portion of this challenge has been cancelled. Now it's only me running! Probably on the treadmill!

 

A [+3 STA, +1 DEX]: I ran, on average, 1 day a week or more, and walked with Valentine 6 days a week or more.

B [+2 STA, +1 DEX]: I ran, on average, 0.75 days a week or more, and walked with Valentine 5 days a week or more.

C [+1 STA, +1 DEX]: I ran, on average, .5 days a week or more, and walked with Valentine 4 days a week or more.

D [+1 STA]: I did not run other than on race days, but I walked Valentine 4 days a week or more.

F: Did not run other than on race days, and walked with Valentine less than 4 days a week. 

 

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03: Achaedia Pulls Her Own Weight [+4 STR]

This goal is pretty simple. Over the next 6 weeks, I will gain the ability to do a chin-up. I plan to roughly use this progression (starting at level 3A) on days other than those when I do Gymnastics Fundamentals or Shoulder Prehab.

 

This one will be graded Pass/Fail.

 

Pass [+4 STR]: chin-up achieved! I am able to lift my chin above the bar using only my own strength!

Fail: Chin-up not achieved :(

 

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04: Achaedia Studies the Ancient Tomes [+3 WIS]

This is a continuation of my life quest from the previous challenge, because I still feel like the grad school is a struggle (and does it ever not feel this way?) Anyway, once again, I could not comfortably allow myself to change my focus to anything else, as this is still my most important extracurricular activity. 

 

For this challenge, I will no longer be holding myself to an unfair standard. I get accommodations for a reason, and I won't penalize myself for completing work within the accommodations I get. So I really only want to get my first discussion posts in by Friday, my two other discussion posts by Sunday, and my critical thinking assignments by the following Sunday. 

 

I am making this one Pass/Fail because I think I can do this, but I reserve the right to change my grading for this challenge part way through. 

 

Pass [+3 WIS]: All assignments complete and turned in by the deadline

Fail: 1 or more assignments missing

 

Continuing Habits: 

While I no longer consider these "goals", and will neither track them nor reward them as such, they are still expected to be accomplished every week:

  • Work out at least 5 times a week
  • Stretch after (or during) workouts

 

Rewards: 

1x Air Attunement

1x Souvenir Clothing

5x Health Potions

Money: 3s4c

 

Before Photos & Measurements

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Shoulders | 41"

Chest | 38.5"

Bicep | 11"

Waist | 34.5"

Hip | 44.5"

Thigh | 23"

Calf | 13"

 

Weight | 164.8

Pant Size | 14 

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03: Achaedia Pulls Her Own Weight [+4 STR]

This goal is pretty simple. Over the next 6 weeks, I will gain the ability to do a chin-up. 

 

 

How are you going to gain this ability? Through magic of osmosis? ;)

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Hi!!  Good to see you made it to the Assassin's main hideout safely!!!

 

How are you going to track your food?

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Yesssss!! A guild wars AND avatar fan? Girl you are my favorite! So glad we ended up in the same guild :)

I'll have to sub once I'm off my phone! You have great goals and I'm looking forward to seeing how you do!

I am too :D Only let me know when you put up your challenge post so I can return the stalking~

 

Signing up for the stalking!

Yay! Welcome!

 

Settling down to stay~

Woo! *offers chair and tea*

 

 

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because puppy

 

*cozies in*

Awwww puppy~

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Okay, this challenge is officially no longer under construction! Begin Quest! 시작! (How do you even begin quests? Idek...) 

 

ETA: So this is what I plan to do this week: 

 

Mon: Gym workout (AM)

Tues: Maybe intervals (AM)

Wed: Shoulder prehab & hip prehab (PM)

Thurs: Personal training (PM)

Friday: Gymnastics fundamentals (AM)

Saturday: Rest. Maybe archery?

Sunday: Long run (AM) & gymnastics flexibility (PM)

 

Idk, I don't like doing my rest days on weekends, but Tuesday is too early in the week and I want to do gymnastics fundamentals on Friday since I can (it won't be a good rest day anyway since it's a meeting day). So hopefully I can make this plan work.

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Heck yes! Good job on the run! :D

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Great goals! Doing a pull-up has been my main quest for a while. I need my elbows to get better so I can properly tackle it.

 

As you saw, I'm collecting mobility work for my challenge... I'd love to hear about any helpful prehab routines from gymnastics!

Well, we do a lot of wall shoulder press, which is hard if you keep your lower back against the wall like you're supposed to. Last time we did shoulder dislocations with a PVC pipe and we also did this thing I kind of liked where you start at tabletop facing the ceiling and keeping your elbows locked move to a sitting position (legs straight, toes pointed) where your arms are pretty much taking your entire weight. And then back. 

 

I'll post what we do this week. This is the hard week since it's the last week of the month. Next week will be a deload week.

 

Still stalking you!

D: *hides*

 

Heck yes! Good job on the run! :D

Thanks :D I like your alot.

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Day One

 

Today was a rough day because I had cramps of doom most of the day. Which I still do. 

 

01. I had to make my food diary private so I wouldn't cheat, so I'm sorry for people who have me friended on MFP. But because of my last-minute workout I did manage to both record everything I ate and meet my calorie goals. It wasn't a great day health-wise, but I'm going to take what I can get on a day like today. 

 

02. This goal was not met >.> it was cold. Valentine didn't want to stay outside. 

 

03. I did not explicitly work on this today. 

 

04. I might have one day left for my Module 2 assignment before points get taken off. Today was kind of rough. 

 

I did do stretching as part of my workout, and I did work out. I did the Full Flow yoga workout on Daily Burn, which I like, and which is challenging. I balanced a half moon pose :D I fell on the other three, but I did one! I was going to go to the gym this morning but the roads were so bad that it seemed like a bad morning to purposely add time to my commute. The sun came out this afternoon and melted a lot of what was left on the roads so I am going to attempt an AM gym workout tomorrow. Also I got someone to cover my playground duty on Friday so I can go to 6am Gymnastics Fundamentals.

 

The testing insanity of February is pretty much over, and I am looking forward to a return to normalcy this week. But today was hard. Shark week sucks. Luckily it should be pretty much done by Thursday. 

 

Oh, and this isn't fitness related, but I drew something today for no reason. 

 

Now for the part of today when I take a warm bath, read a book, and go to bed. 

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Aw man, it looks like we're both starting this challenge during shark week. Mine's due any day now, seeing as I packed on three pounds overnight and feel like crap.

I wish you the best!! If you have a heating pad or hot water bottle, I find that really helps with cramps. If you don't, a hot bath or shower works for a little bit.

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Get some extra sleep if you can afford too. Helps so much! 

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