Tzippi Longstockings Posted July 22, 2015 Report Share Posted July 22, 2015 I have a long way to go, and miles before I rest. This challenge will see me leaving my home in Japan, travelling to Kyoto, flying back to the states, visiting family and friends in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Spokane and stopping by Yosemite National Park, Portland, and Hearst Castle along the way. This will be the farthest I have ever travelled in a one-month span, the most places Iâ€™ve stayed for the shortest periods of time, and all in all a wild ride before finally getting home safe just after the six-week challenge ends. It will be tough, and the threat of losing all my good work to the massive threat of travel, American portions, and visiting family looks so ominous . . . In order to fight this threat to my world, I need to unite all four elements, to become something more than human and stronger than any of them individually. Travel is great fun, but can be confusing, so I need to stay alert: Earth â€“ Keep building those strong bones and muscles! * BW 2x/week, with resistance bands for pull ups/rows if I donâ€™t have easy access to a bar. If, for some reason, I get an opportunity to climb, that will more than suffice for one of these.2 = 100%1 = 60% Water â€“ This blue gif is the closest thing I could find to swimming in this movieâ€™s gifs. * Every morning, the three places I know Iâ€™ll have access to a pool â€“ Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Boise. Minimum 20 minutes of â€œmyâ€ aqua exercise:Tread water to failure. Grab side of pool. Kick against side of pool to failure. Aqua port de bras. Repeat until itâ€™s been at least twenty minutes. I can also swim, but with hair and stuff . . .One morning missed = 100%Two mornings missed = 80%Three mornings missed = 60%Four or more missed = 0% Air - Keep light, free, and moving. Wind blows, but Tzippiâ€™s step count certainly doesnâ€™t! * 77,000 steps per week, which is 11,000 steps/day. Adding 1,000 to my previous amount. On touristing days, this shouldnâ€™t be hard, but it will also encourage more breaks during long drives to get out and move for a bit. * Hike once in each of three locations, minimum. Kyoto, Lake Biwa, Yosemite, Portland area, LA area, Spokane area, Boise area. * Hit Mt. Ishizuchi once more OR cycle Shimanami Kaido again before leaving Imabari. * Philosopherâ€™s Walk in Kyoto. Ishizuchi.Shimanami Kaido = 10%Each Hike = 10%Each week's steps = 10% Fire â€“ Itâ€™s waay too easy to eat crap when traveling, especially when travelling by car. * Every meal has vegetables. If thereâ€™s a reason that canâ€™t happen, extra veggies next time. Also, one serving of leafy greens/day.I need to figure out what is a reasonable way to cut down on sugar and sweets, while still being on vacation.* Hydrate, keep track of water.* Prep car snacks â€“ veggies and hummus, wheaty/granola-y crackers if needed for car tummy. Water and tea to drink. Stock up at Trader Joeâ€™s/Whole Foods in bigger cities. Pack some extra water, knife, bags, and a cutting board in the car so we can stop at grocery stores as well. LeeloominaÃ¯ Lekatariba Lamina-TchaÃ¯ Ekbat De Sebat â€“ what ties all this together and makes me more than physical matter? What helps me believe the fight is worth it, when everything seems horrible? Love and faith in love.Enjoying ourselves. This one will be hard to specify, but this trip is, essentially, the bookend trip to my year-long honeymoon. My husband and I will be seeing the world, our friends and family, and spending some time together without having to either work or do too much apart from a little packing. To keep me happy, I will continue my evening routine at least six out of seven nights a week. I also hope to find a few fun surprises for Mr. Longstockings, whether gifts or views or stops and restaurants that heâ€™d like. Evening ritual/night = 2%Special times and gifts = 16% Special Challenges/Days: August 1st and 2nd â€“ ONMAKU Festival / our last taiko performance. August 3 â€“ last day in our apartment Thursday August 6th â€“ board the bus to Kyoto Tuesday, August 11th â€“ fly from Osaka to San Francisco 5 Quote Tzippi Longstockings, level 9 Ranger/Monk Battle Log - My Fitness Pal - Quest to Find My Epic Quest - Challenges: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, The Westerosi Fitness Tour: Dorne Stormlands Vale the Reach Westerlands The Wall MamaBear Kiss Off Waterbending Rounding <<Current Link to comment
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