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Welp, life has a way of happening.  This was going to be my "getting back to the shape I want to be for my grading" challenge.  Then I went to class and my master says to me, "Let's do your grading at the end of this month."  Soooo...  anyone want to visit me on August 4th?  Cause that's when my grading is.

 

This isn't super unexpected as this is 4 months later than my master wanted my grading to occur.  He asked about it first in March.  Then I got injured.  Then I was better and then my grading partner was injured.  Then he decided he wasn't coming back until September.  Then some idiot wanted to come to Canada for my grading.  And then this happened.

 

Given that my grading is now imminent, I'm going to refocus this challenge on foundational fitness.  And other things.

 

 

Train for a second (degree)

 

As always, I'm going to keep my training as a goal.  I never want to lose sight of the fact that my great long term goal is to be in a position to self teach.  Class twice a week as my wife's work schedule allows.  Given that her schedule is going to improve dramatically in mid-August, I'm pretty content with that.

 

Pause for a second

 

I haven't been handling unemployment well.  That's just a simple fact.  There's a lot of stress in my home.  We have a lot going on.  I get lost in my head.  These things are happening way too often.  I'm going to try something different.  At 11 o'clock and 3 o'clock each weekday, I'm going to stop whatever I'm doing (goofing off, teaching myself a new programming language, cleaning, whatever) and do some deep breathing for one minute.  That's it.  Something to recenter myself and get back on track.  We'll see how that goes.

 

Go for a second helping

 

Man, why is food so hard?  A number of challenges ago, I made it a goal to eat a good lunch every week day.  It was a good goal and I felt I did well at it.  Then I stopped eating lunch again.  My food has become erratic and weird.  Which is bad.  Eat lunch!  Food is important!  

 

 

Do a second set

 

The only consistent exercise I have is my hapkido training.  And that's great and all, but it neglects certain foundational strength issues.  I am certainly guilty of not making that part of my fitness a priority, despite regularly coming home from class with strange pains that it shouldn't be possible to occur.  They do, but they're not muscle exhaustion and rebuilding.  This goal is going to be both fluid and measurable.  I sit a lot.  One might say all of the time.  Each day, my goal is to get up and move with purpose twice.  Walking to the grocery store and back.  Mowing my lawn.  Doing hill sprints with my wife.  Do a body weight workout routine.  Letting my nephew run me ragged.  These are all ways that I can get up and move around.  So do them.

 

SUPER SECRET TRAVEL GOAL

 

If you've read this far, then I admire your courage.  I have flights booked for August 21st to go to Philadelphia.  We'll be there until the 25th.  Seems like a good way to help the mid- to end of challenge doldrums.  Who's in the area?  Who wants to meet up for a drink or more likely board games because I'm still unemployed and the flights came from visa points.

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*looks for RP's thread*

 

Yeah, that's what I thought.

 

I'm busy being doing Guild Leader things.  How else do you think we have the wonderful Courtyard set up already?  These things don't happen by themselves, you know.

 

Damn ungrateful Ambassadors.

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I'm busy being doing Guild Leader things.  How else do you think we have the wonderful Courtyard set up already?  These things don't happen by themselves, you know.

 

Damn ungrateful Ambassadors.

 

Like messing up the Monastery Kitchen.  Yeah, I saw that.

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I made no messes.  I in fact LEFT no messes.

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Booooy, you can't have been going that fast if we haven't even heard about it. 

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Wow.

 

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I love you, catspaw.  Come back to Canada so that we can lift things together.

 

Booooy, you can't have been going that fast if we haven't even heard about it. 

 

I just made a placeholder, you turkey.  Now it's up to date and now I'ma go back and link from the old thread.

 

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Don't.  Even.  Start.

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Don't.  Even.  Start.

 

Whaaaa?  Little ole me? 

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I ain't gonna start trouble... :love_heart:

 

I will say, good looking side quests up.  Food and nutrition is hard.  Why does diet have to be so hard.  Definitely eat all the food :).

 

I also like the flexibility of the second set challenge.  Every little counts!

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Ugh. Eating. Eating is horrible. Like, why can't I just photosynthesize food like plants??? Good luck with lunches!

 

And I feel you on the handling unemployed feels. I went into a pretty severe depression over it. Lots of negative emotions comes with it, and sometimes it's hard to just stop and breathe, so your goal is an awesome one and I wish you the best of luck on it. 

 

Good luck on your grading!!!!! That's exciting!

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Soooo...  anyone want to visit me on August 4th?  Cause that's when my grading is.

 

That's okay.  I didn't want to see your stupid grading anyway.

 

Speaking of end-challenge doldrums and travel.... what are you and Sandylion doing the first weekend in September?

RisenPhoenix, the Entish Aikidoka

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hi! :)

 

been meaning to make another drive down to philly...

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I like your stop-and-pause idea.  I sometimes wonder about something like that for the attention problems I sometimes have.  Are you using a timer?

 

Being a programmer means too much sitting.  It drives me crazy.  Standing desks are marginally better, but they're not (for me, anyway) a full-day solution.  Sitting on the floor helps a bit, because it at last keeps me flexible and stretching and moving a bit, as opposed to just cramping up in a sitting position.  But, man, I am waiting for my treadmill desk.  One day.  One day, my friend.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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Just dropping this here.

 

 

 

Think on it.

 

 

 

Slacker.

RisenPhoenix, the Entish Aikidoka

Challenge: RisenPhoenix Turns to Ash

 

"The essence of koryu [...is] you offer your loyalty to something that you choose to regard as greater than yourself so that you will, someday, be able to offer service to something that truly is transcendent." ~ Ellis Amdur, Old School

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I was going to come in here all super ninja sneak attack.

But you're like ... trained in that sort of thing, so I'll just sneak in and not do the attack part.

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Besides ... I think technically, I'm the one that's got beatings owed...

 

Like the goals boss.    /hug    I also like you.

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Hopefully sooner until you kidnap a spellchecker.

 

 

*waits patiently for his flight confirmation email*

RisenPhoenix, the Entish Aikidoka

Challenge: RisenPhoenix Turns to Ash

 

"The essence of koryu [...is] you offer your loyalty to something that you choose to regard as greater than yourself so that you will, someday, be able to offer service to something that truly is transcendent." ~ Ellis Amdur, Old School

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I have kidnap envy.  Great.  :/

 

*hug*

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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