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Prologue

 

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The worst happened. We thought we were safe, we thought the thing we feared the most would stay in the realms of science fiction. We were wrong and we were so unprepared. The world as we knew it ended. It happened so fast, no one was ready. Not many of us survived the bombings. Some people were lucky enough to make it to shelters in time before the bio-chemical attacks started. Some weren't so lucky. We thought we were safe in the shelters but we had no idea the horror that awaited us on the outside. Not everyone hit by the bio-chems were killed; some survived, but they can no longer be classed as humans. Some call them mutants, some call them demons, abominations. I call them zombies.
 
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My name is Charlie and I'm a Ranger in the squadron for Compound 3, one of the last human settlements left. Our job is to defend the people and the compound from the nightmares outside and to scout the wasteland for supplies. We are soldiers, protectors, the last line of defense.
 
This is my diary, my story.
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Protecting the compound is not for the weak. If we are not in peak physical condition we are not only risking our own lives but the lives of the rest of the squad and the survivors in Compound 3. I must be the best of the best if I want to survive and help others survive. 
 
Be fast
The mutated humans are not slow and if you aren't fast enough, you're dinner. We must be able to outrun the zombies to survive.

Quest 1

Run a 5k in under 30 minutes.

My current 5k time is just over 32 minutes. I've started to do Parkrun every Saturday morning which I love. My goal by the end of this challenge is to get a sub 30 minute 5k at Parkrun.

To do this, I need to do Parkrun every week, and make sure I do a speed-work session each week.

 

Be Strong

Fighting off zombies, hauling large supplies, we must be strong enough to handle anything that's thrown as us.

Quest 2

Work on Chin-ups and Push-ups

I'll be lifting 3 times a week as usual, but I want to work on improving my chin-ups and push ups this challenge. I will be doing mostly assisted chin ups with my band that provides about 9kg of assistance. I would like to be able to do 10 assisted chin ups by the end of this challenge. My form on push ups is terrible, so I'm going right back to basics and doing incline and knee push ups to make sure my form is on point before attempting full push ups again.

 

Stay Healthy

As the protectors of Compound 3, we can't afford to get sick. Luckily, the one thing that the world is now short of is processed food! The compound has it's own farm and orchard, so we are not short of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Quest 3

Increase Fruit and Veg intake

My diet is pretty good, but I don't eat enough fruit and vegetables. My aim is to eat 5 fruits and vegetables every day. I can sub one fruit or veg a day for fruit juice or a smoothie.

 

Side Quest - Be a Better Ranger

What makes us an elite unit is team work. It's important to know who you are fighting with and to have your mates back no matter what.

I've not been very active on the forums the last few challenges, but I want to be more supportive to fellow Rebels this time around. This will include joining in on the minis and checking in on the Recruits and newbie threads.

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Thanks! I don't have anything big to train for this challenge so I figured, why not try something new and have a bit of fun. As long as I don't run out of ideas really quickly!

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Kitties! Wait, are they zombie bait? Noooooo!

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Found you again! Love your pull up challenge, I'm adding one too!!

 

Let's go be awesome and hunt some zombies

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“I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams†- Eleventh Doctor

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I'm actually glad the challenge hasn't started yet, otherwise I'd be off to a crappy start. I'm doing ok on push/chin ups but not so well on the running and veggie eating side. Also not had the time to check in with many people's threads. I've been training a new person at work which is not only time consuming, it's exhausting.

So lunchtime today I decided to go eat my lunch in the park. I found a nice sittin' log by the lake and I parked my butt. While browsing crap on my phone, I got that strange feeling that I was being stared at, I looked up and found I was surrounded by half a dozen pigeons and a handful of RATS! Luckily I'm scared of neither normal rats or the winged variety, but it was a little surreal. Gotta love London!!

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While browsing crap on my phone, I got that strange feeling that I was being stared at, I looked up and found I was surrounded by half a dozen pigeons and a handful of RATS! Luckily I'm scared of neither normal rats or the winged variety, but it was a little surreal.

I would have been sorely tempted to break into song and pretend I was some kind of dystopian Disney Princess.

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I would have been sorely tempted to break into song and pretend I was some kind of dystopian Disney Princess.

I have to admit, a small part of me wanted to tempt them over with some of my sandwich so I could be queen of the park rats. Though these rats would most likely rip chunks of flesh off me instead of help with the housework.

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I'm actually glad the challenge hasn't started yet, otherwise I'd be off to a crappy start. I'm doing ok on push/chin ups but not so well on the running and veggie eating side. Also not had the time to check in with many people's threads. I've been training a new person at work which is not only time consuming, it's exhausting.

So lunchtime today I decided to go eat my lunch in the park. I found a nice sittin' log by the lake and I parked my butt. While browsing crap on my phone, I got that strange feeling that I was being stared at, I looked up and found I was surrounded by half a dozen pigeons and a handful of RATS! Luckily I'm scared of neither normal rats or the winged variety, but it was a little surreal. Gotta love London!!

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Wow rats?! I've been surrounded by pigeons before in a park but never rats.  Maybe a few running about in the subway but not like... coming up to me wanting food like pigeons do. That's ridiculous hahah.

 

Anyway, thanks for popping by my thread.  I wanted to return the favour. Absolutely loving your challenge theme!  Can't wait to read more about all the zombies :D

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It sounds like the start of a Neil Gaiman novel. Where any of them trying to lead you to a door you hadn't noticed before?

 

Perhaps next time I should follow them into the bushes. But if I fall through a portal into an evil parallel universe, I'm blaming you.  ;)

 

Wow rats?! I've been surrounded by pigeons before in a park but never rats.  Maybe a few running about in the subway but not like... coming up to me wanting food like pigeons do. That's ridiculous hahah.

 

Anyway, thanks for popping by my thread.  I wanted to return the favour. Absolutely loving your challenge theme!  Can't wait to read more about all the zombies :D

 

I couldn't believe how brazen they were. But a friend who lived in London for years told me it's not unusual. Where he lived, it was impossible to picnic in the park as the rats would try and mug you for food. As Daniel said....

 

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Compound 3 is on lockdown. The watchtower sounded the alarm almost a week ago, a horde of zombies were spotted slowly making their way towards us. People were panicking, the fear taking over and making them forget the protocol. I shouted at them "get inside the building, now" as I ran towards the gates. I had to check the outer fencing was secure. I knew it wouldn't survive this herd, but I hoped it would last long enough for them to give up and go look somewhere else. Some did give up, distracted by some screaming from some people from another compound on a scouting mission. I hope they managed to get back to safety in time. 

 

The outer wall is holding off the ones that remain. We can hear them pounding and scratching around the parimeter, looking for a way in. We have to sit and wait in silence for them to give up and move on. I hate waiting.

 

I'm looking forward to the challenge starting next week. This week has been a bit of a struggle to get motivated but I've been quite relaxed about it, I think I needed an easy week with no pressure. I've done 3 lifting sessions, lots and lots of chin ups, but no running. Eating has been better the last few days. I went food shopping and brought a crap ton of vegetables and fresh meat. I roasted broccoli and cauliflower for the first time yesterday, I can't believe I've never tried that before, it was so delicious!

 

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I did my shopping today as well. Nothing undermines dietary goals like no fresh food in the house. Is it Monday, yet?

I know right? So easy to fall off the healthy eating wagon when you've got nothing healthy in. Not long to go now....
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