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Back Story: I've fallen into a dark place over the past few months/year, and every time I try and get up I fall further down the slope/deeper into the hole.  My activity level is virtually nil, and I've developed some bad habits (some worse than others).  I'm carrying a few extra pounds, and a few injuries but mostly a pretty grim view of things, so much so my wife has even commented on it.  I's time to take some steps in the direction of positive behaviour/self improvement.  I know if I set lofty goals of changing everything in one go, I'll ultimately fail and implode again, leaving me exactly where I was....or worse.  Because of this, I'm focusing on merely turning the ship around and making some small changes.
 
 
Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

 

 

First, I need to get exercising and moving again.  I'm going to aim for 3 runs a week, and 2 "other" activities.  As I said earlier, I'm carrying a few injuries so things like Rock Climbing will be put on the back burner until I'm healed up, but eventually I'd like to get back into it.

 

Secondly, I need to start eating more.  My diet is fairly healthy overall in terms of content (i.e. - not a lot of crap), but I'm not getting enough calories and it's making things...difficult; some people are stress eaters, I'm a stress non-eater.

 

Third, I need to focus more at work.  The non-eating thing, stress and lack of sleep are making it difficult to do my best at work.  unfortunately I don't know how to quantify/measure this one...

 

Last, I have a private goal.  Call it Project Mayhem if need be, but it's something that needs to be attended to.  I may divulge more details on it later, but as it stands this one will be played close the vest for now.

 

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Welcome back KG!

 

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KILLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!

It is so awesome to know you are here!!

 

Dark days are slipping away now, my friend. You are strong and courageous. Coming back can be the hardest part of some journeys. You be willing to take the wheel of your ship is a great moment in your life, for opportunity and light to fill in the forgotten and new places in your heart.

 

"One ship drives east and other drives west
by the same winds that blow.
It's the set of the sails
and not the gales
that determines the way they go."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 
 

 

Your choice of challenge theme? Spectacular.

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Well, last night I finally got my ass back out for a run.  It's been so long since my last run that my watch was completely dead so I'm not sure of the exact distance, but realistically It's more important that I got out than how far it was.  Schwetty, humid night, but it felt good.  30 minutes, 5kmish.

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nice. some runs, especially first ones in awhile, are good that way. I'm due one too. I'm hoping tomorrow. i have a long fun dog walk I'm headed to now so tomorrow will be good timing.

Glad you got out there, KG.

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Week 1 Results

 

3 Runs A Week – I managed to get 2 runs in last week, but Sunday morning wasn’t exactly conducive to getting out for number 3

 

2 "Other" Activities Per Week – I’m going to give myself 1 for Saturday’s landscape-a-thon.  I spent a good chunk of the day pulling large rocks out of my garden to reset them, spreading gravel, and mulch etc. Sunday, again wasn’t the best day and so I didn’t get nearly enough done to count it.

 

Start Eating More – Last week was pretty good, I managed to eat lunch most days, even it was something smaller than I used to have.

 

Focus More at Work.  â€“ Focus has been a bit better, though Friday could have used a bigger push.  This one was more of a stress reaction based on…

 

Project Mayhem – Ah yes, the bane of my existence lately…as the week progressed last week, the stress associated with this one simply built.  I was better in my reaction/ability to deal with the stress but by the end of the week I was pretty wiped out.  The start of week 2 isn’t looking much better either.

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Well, week #2 is off to a roaring start...not quite. No runs yet, and Project Mayhem has been bouncing back and forth from manageable to completely ridiculous. this is how I feel right now:

 

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In other news, I achieved one of my "other" workouts by doing some outdoor activities with my coworkers at a staff BBQ yesterday. Some light mountain biking, bodyweight lifting (team building-esque stuff), coached my son's t-ball practice and walked there and back....so, I'm counting it.

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Week 2 Results

 

3 Runs A Week – 2.  Unfortunately my weekend was very full and my ability to get out for that 3rd run fell short.  2’s not bad but had I been a bit more organized I could have make it work

 

2 "Other" Activities Per Week – 2. Nailed this one this past week.  Saturday I played ball hockey with the kids, and Wednesday was biking etc.

 

Start Eating More – I’ve been doing ok at this one, actually making a point to eat lunch instead of skipping it.  Slowly this one is getting easier to hit.

 

Focus More at Work – Bad, bad, bad.  The week started ok, but went south from there.

 

Project Mayhem – Hit and miss.  Project Mayhem was truly mayhem at the start of the week, but levelled out near the end of the week; it it’s toll though.

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Week #3 is off to a good start; I was able to squeeze in two runs in 2 consecutive days!  All joking aside, the weather has been really humid as of late so they were schwetty as hell, but I'm starting to get back in the groove.  Last night I didn't do much in terms of activity, but I did coach my son's t-ball game so at least I was out and about.

 

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Time to get moving again

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