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I didn't know that!!!! You weren't always this mega-fitness machine? Seriously, I want to be like you if I ever grow up. ;-) I'd be interested in knowing more about your journey!

Mega fitness machine? Blimey, well if that's how you see me I think I must be committing some sort of terrible fraud on this site. No, I'm a typical mid-life-crisis case, former smoker, battling against a hopeless cake addiction. This site and - especially - the people on it have really helped keep me moving in the right direction though.
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Mega fitness machine? Blimey, well if that's how you see me I think I must be committing some sort of terrible fraud on this site. No, I'm a typical mid-life-crisis case, former smoker, battling against a hopeless cake addiction. This site and - especially - the people on it have really helped keep me moving in the right direction though.

 

Hold on a sec, buddy.  You run hilly marathons, you exercise EVERY DAY, sometimes multiple times a day, and you can do pull ups and hand stands. If that isn't a mega-fitness machine, I don't know what is.

 

Also, I am addicted to cake too.  Are there support groups for people like us?

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Cakeaholics Anom-nom-nomimous?

As for the exercising every day, that seems to be working, yeah. If I only workout on some days it's easy to put it off until another day and then another and then...

But yeah, I like that mega fitness machine. I might just get it on a t-shirt or something (I've despaired of ever getting that guild leader shirt... Sigh...)

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So today was supposedly a long run but I had a tweaky foot. I think it happened yesterday when I was running in the dark and stumbled awkwardly on a raised manhole cover. It felt like something you shouldn't run on so I stopped about a mile in and walked back to my bike.

Plenty of good solid Portuguese done, though, and I have read the Observer, The Week, and listened to about 6 podcast episodes dealing with home and international politics. Sadly, I have eaten badly, and I'm staying for two nights in a hotel for work so that's likely or be the same tomorrow. Also, no workout clothes so my options are limited. Naked carpet-pilates, or the hotel room workout, or.... Um.... Jogging in my work clothes and just going to work smelly.

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As titillating as naked Pilates sounds, I vote the hotel room workout.

Don't worry, there will be no pictures.

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Oh, I didn't post these, did I?

Old and busted:

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New hotness:

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Definitely need to work champion smell into more conversations :)

What brand are the new sneakers, hard to tell from this angle.

Mizuno. I had some a while ago and was very happy with them but then they decided to make all their trainers ugly as crap so I couldn't bring myself to wear them. Now they are nice again.

I like that they're stable. A lot of other shoes I've tried seem to have a tendency to tilt if I step on something and I occasionally feel like I'm in danger of turning my ankle over. I don't get that with these. They feel incredibly light too. I am still in the tiptoe-round-puddles stage with them but they'll get their baptism soon enough.

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As titillating as naked Pilates sounds, I vote the hotel room workout.

I decided to take a naked pilates selfie after all but the camera fell over at the critical moment. Sorry to disappoint

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Push-ups. - 120 in 5 sets. Meh.

One episode of Prova Oral and some flashcards

And my news of the day was just the BBC news app.

So far so not bad. I ate a load of crap though. I need to be back home where sanity prevails.

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Thanks for rolling over camera!

 

I was shoe shopping a few years ago and the running shoes with the perfect fit were the ugliest one in the store.  I sucked it up and bought them despite their ugliness and they outlasted the next three pair of shoes and are still in use multiple times a week (they are close to being scrapped though).

 

Always nice to get good fitting shoes that look nice too!

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Never a truer word spoken.

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Back from my business trip. I've been eating from for three days so I need to get my shit together now.

I read the telegraph this morning and listened to the Revista da Semana. No Real exercise though unless you count traipsing all over Lincoln with an unfeasibly large number of laptop secreted about my person.

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Oh and this. This definitely counts toward my Portuguese goal right?

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Greetings comrade, and good luck with keeping to the part line.

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"I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain."
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You weren't always this mega-fitness machine?

I asked Flyer19 to draw a mega-fitness machine on her social network thingy

...

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... And this is what she came up with...

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Yep. Totally counts.

Excelente!

Greetings comrade, and good luck with keeping to the part line.

Fanks bruvva.

Sensible eating has commenced again, yes?

Sort of. It was OK today but I think that was more to do with there being no biccies in the house than anything else. I'm a bit more grounded now though and I think tomorrow will be more like normal. I won't be getting high marks this week though, I think...

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No exercise today. Post-businsss-trip blerchery.

Portuguese flashcards

Channel 4 news, week in Westminster, and finally watching that Michael Sheen speech about the NHS.

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I asked Flyer19 to draw a mega-fitness machine on her social network thingy

...

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... And this is what she came up with...

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WOW!  That is some serious artistry going on. I just...I mean....I can't even....WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS AT THE BOTTOM?  Jelly Beans?  Totally had to google PopJam. I am so uncool.

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I asked Flyer19 to draw a mega-fitness machine on her social network thingy

...

ad0e5a1f0c0f2f60bd1948b63d796a1f.jpg

... And this is what she came up with...

94f5ddbb910376890c8e70c689c9853f.jpg

 

WOW!  That is some serious artistry going on. I just...I mean....I can't even....WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS AT THE BOTTOM?  Jelly Beans?  Totally had to google PopJam. I am so uncool.

HermioneCrusher: Level 4 Human Witch Scout

Current Challenge: HermioneCrusher conjures new food

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STR 5 | DEX 7 | STA 12 | CON 4 | WIS 7 | CHA 4

 

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WOW!  That is some serious artistry going on. I just...I mean....I can't even....WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS AT THE BOTTOM?  Jelly Beans?  Totally had to google PopJam. I am so uncool.

Yeah. I think they're jellybeans. Popjam's logo is a jellybean vomiting a rainbow.

She's been at school today getting an award for achievement, including running a mile for charity. Very proud, very proud, but it clashed with my circuit session and so... *sigh* I've no exercise to boast of... well, unless you count the two-and-a-bit hours of cycling and the running up seven flights of stairs. Yeah, OK, not so bad then.

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