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Princess Pineapple Survives the Zombie Apocalypse Pt 2


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I've arrived in Scouts, which is strange. When I started my recruit level 6WC I thought I'd end up being in Adventurers, I was a slow and aimless journey into getting fit. Doing a bit of everything but not loving anything. My main quest is to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse, and body isn't ready yet, it's better than it was two months ago but there's room to improve.

I haven't quite decided on my goals for this challenge. However, one will be running focused. On June 1st I started running. I joined a beginner's running group. Running is the best thing ever. Today I ran 2.5km, it took 20 minutes but I did it, without stopping and I was chatting all the way. I have my first 5km race planned for the last day of this 6WC. The race is at a local park so I can practice on the actual race track.

My second goal will be focused on strength training. I'm not very focused at the gym and would like to be stronger. I can't run everyday so I want to mix up my training. I'm not sure what I'll do but I do have a few ideas.

My third goal will be diet based. I don't always eat as well as I should so I want to make some improvements.

I'll spend this week deciding on specifics and fine tuning it, although I go away on holiday/vacation for the first five days so I have to decide how to balance my holiday with my goals.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.

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Welcome! Zombies are best out run but having strength to fight 'em is never a bad thing.

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SUB'D

Yeah, another Scout!!

I love it when people say, running is the bomb. So true.

Quick reminder to schedule recovery days as well as lifting and running.

Good Luck!!

I'm not very good at taking rest days but I know I'm better when I have one. I do try and aim for two non consecutive days a week. I am lucky that my work schedule allows for flexible hours, so I'll often strength train in the morning and run in the evening.

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Yay scouts! Aren't we all training for the inevitable zombie apocalypse? Congrats on signing up for your first 5K, I'm sure you'll do a great job!

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everyone knows ya dont need to be fast, just faster than the guy behind ya ;) or able to take out his knees with a lead pipe before he starts running. Go strength and running!

  

I am always last in my running group but I really don't care at the moment. The ones in the front will run into the pack of zombies as they turn around the corner won't they?!

Yay scouts! Aren't we all training for the inevitable zombie apocalypse? Congrats on signing up for your first 5K, I'm sure you'll do a great job!

thanks. I'll be happy to finish it.
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Goal 1 - run three times per week.

It's decided. I am going to do the same as on my last 6WC. I will run three times per week. On my first challenge it was to run/walk for 30 minutes. It will be slightly different on this challenge as I want to improve. I can currently run for twenty minutes so I am going to increase this by 5 minutes per session each week, so that I am running for 50 minutes by the end of the challenge. This should see me build up my endurance ready for the 5km on 6th September. Speed and distance are irrelevant to this part of the challenge, it's about building up the time running.

Once I've chosen my other two goals I will work out the scoring system.

I have picked something that's easily measured. Injury contingency (as I smashed my toe into my desk today and it reminded me of my own immortality) is to swim or walk at whatever speed I can for the same amount of time. My reward for this goal will be my 5km medal and a PB.

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I have picked something that's easily measured. Injury contingency (as I smashed my toe into my desk today and it reminded me of my own immortality) is to swim or walk at whatever speed I can for the same amount of time. My reward for this goal will be my 5km medal and a PB.

 

And I will always be in awe! You're kicking butts! :) 

 

(But being reminded of your own immortality sucks. :D I hit my head today... due to stupidity. But no one saw it, so it never happened officially.)

 

 

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And I will always be in awe! You're kicking butts! :) 

 

(But being reminded of your own immortality sucks. :D I hit my head today... due to stupidity. But no one saw it, so it never happened officially.)

My foot was numb because I'd been sitting on it, I got up to close the door. On foot gave way because I couldn't feel it and the other went into the desk. My brush with death has only occurred here and not IRL.

I've found a few more 5km to enter, I've decided on one official 5km per month and one Parkrun per month until the end of the year if I can. If I'm doing ok I will look at 10km some time next year.

I have decided on my other two goals but I need to pack my suitcase so will post later.

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Goal 1 - run three times per week.

So Goal 2 is just to strength train 3 days a week.

I will with do the Beginners Body Weight Workout at home or go and do a gym workout or a Pilates class. I'm giving myself lots of options so that I can stick to it and fit it in with the school summer break. The flexibility allows me to do the challenge when I'm away from home, which I am a few times in August. I will also ensure that I have at least two rest days per week so I will double up some days on running and strength training. I tend to go to the gym in the morning and run in the evening so it is possible!

Goal 3 is to keep my calorie intake in check 5 days per week. Allowing myself two days to go nuts. I've stuck all my info into the various calculators and my BMR is 1411 calories and I need 2187 cals to maintain. I will aim for between 1500-1800 a day, and sensible eating on my go nuts days, making reasoned choices before I eat. So if I go for a cheeky Nando's then choose a side salad not a creamy coleslaw or fries.

I want to lose some weight until I'm "thin enough". I don't know what weight that will be but probably another 10 to 15lbs off. Body fat is about 29% according to my scales but I don't know how accurate they are. I'm currently 145 lb and 5ft 4. I loosely follow a paleo type diet, I'm not strict but eat plenty of protein and veg. I've spent the past twenty years being misinformed by media and slimming groups so I am open to any advice. In the past 20 years I have weighed between 115 and 170 pounds, classic yo yo dieter. I'll use myfitnesspal to track.

My side quest is to craft a bit more. I make quilts, wash bags and crochet amigurumi figures among other stuff. I will put in 3 hours a week into crafting something great. I have two pregnant sister in laws at the moment so I can be making baby things for them.

I'll post my scoring up later, I've got running club soon and then up early for a gym visit before I go and watch Antman and fly to The Balaeric Islands. It's a hard life.

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Scoring for this 6WC.

Goal 1 - run 3 times per week.

A = 16-18 days, B = 13-15 days, C = 10-12 days, D = 7-9 days, E = 4-6 days, F = 0-3 days.

Goal 2 - strength train 3 times per week.

A = 16-18 days, B = 13-15 days, C = 10-12 days, D = 7-9 days, E = 4-6 days, F = 0-3 days.

Goal 3 - calorie check (1500-1800) 5 days per week.

A = 26+ days, B = 21-25 days, C = 16-20 days, D = 11-15 days, E = 6-10 days, F = 0-5 days.

Last night I did a 20 minute run with group. I realised that it takes me about 7-8 minutes to get into breathing rhythm. I can't talk or do anything other than run during that time, after that I am fine and can chat and run. I even had a 30 second spurt at the end.

This morning I ran again and decided to see how long I could run for. I went to the local lakes where I'm running the 5km to see how far the track I could run. I managed to run for 3.81 km and, best of all, my pace was consistent (each kilometre was 7.27, 7.31, 7.35 and 7.33). I only finished because I'd done the circuit and was back at the car! I'm so pleased because I can do this NOW and I have six weeks until the 5km. This makes me soooo happy. 8 weeks ago I had never run outside.

Then feeling all smug and proud, I went out to an Italian for lunch and to see Antman. I ate an amazing prosciutto, minerals and fig salad. I didn't choose pasta as a 'reward' to myself. I avoid ice cream and sweets at the cinema. The film was awesome, better than I expected. No spoilers but I thought the way they linked Antman to the Avengers worked really well. Can't wait for Civil War.

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Hi PP - that's quite a name you've got there, and I like the specific and measurable goal-setting too, but more than that, I like the enthusiasm with which you're attacking it and loving the results. Good work!

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Great goal setting!

 

Then feeling all smug and proud, I went out to an Italian for lunch and to see Antman. I ate an amazing prosciutto, minerals and fig salad. I didn't choose pasta as a 'reward' to myself. I avoid ice cream and sweets at the cinema. Excellent!!

 

The film was awesome, better than I expected. No spoilers but I thought the way they linked Antman to the Avengers worked really well. Can't wait for Civil War. I agree!!

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Week 0 continues and day 2 of my holidays.

I'm enjoying my holidays but I am still going strong! I won't lie, it's not easy.

Our villa is next door to a shop with lots of nice ice cream. The family keep going but I'm resisting. Fortunately there's lots of meat in the restaurants so I ate chicken kebabs with garlic mushrooms last night. I gave the fries to my children and didn't drink any alcohol!!! Whoop whoop!

I've been for a twenty minute run this morning. I didn't push myself too much. It was still hot at 7:30 am! I have done a 10 minute swim but then my youngest and a whole load of inflatables and balls joined me in the pool so I gave up!

It's all most 9am so I need to plan my day. Pool, sunbathe, read and eat grilled meats and salad I think! I'm reading The Girl With All the Gifts. Enjoying it so far.

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A bit ago on that one really, really hot day (around 40 degree or so? insanely hot), they held the Ironman here. And people participated. (Although I think one guy died. :( It was during my vacations, I didn't quite follow it.) Anway, all I wanted to say is that I suppose it is a matter of perspective. :D (I thought jogging in 30 degrees was insane already, though.) 

 

 

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Scoring for this 6WC.

Goal 1 - run 3 times per week.

A = 16-18 days, B = 13-15 days, C = 10-12 days, D = 7-9 days, E = 4-6 days, F = 0-3 days.

Goal 2 - strength train 3 times per week.

A = 16-18 days, B = 13-15 days, C = 10-12 days, D = 7-9 days, E = 4-6 days, F = 0-3 days.

Goal 3 - calorie check (1500-1800) 5 days per week.

A = 26+ days, B = 21-25 days, C = 16-20 days, D = 11-15 days, E = 6-10 days, F = 0-5 days.

I just realised that I hadn't assigned my points, for A grades

Goal 1 - STA 5

Goal 2 - DEX 2 STR 3

Goal 3 - CON 2 WIS 1 CHA 2

B will be 75% of points, C 50%, D 25% and E or F scores zero.

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