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Black Widow needs her Avenger friends!

 

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Challenge in-briefing is now available:

 

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1.     Black Widow is fast, flexible and strong.  All the Avengers have strengths in the physical fitness realm.  So what must I do to be part of this superhero team???  I must prepare for my half-marathon, scheduled in Feb 2016.  I have volunterred to be an assistant coach for the 3-6th grade volleyball skills camp (my youngest daughter is playing).  I must cross train and stretch for my own peace of mind. 

a.     Minimum 30 minutes twice a week (road or treadmill) and some pre-determined mileage on the weekend.  Starting this weekend at just 2 miles working my way up to 6.5 miles by the end of the challenge.  (ADDITONAL CHALLENGE to running is doing the necessary stretching to keep plantiar faciitis at bay and avoid surgery which will derail the goal of running the half)

b.     Volleyball coaching twice a week for 2 hours at the YMCA.  I don’t know how much exercise this will be but it its not enough I will sneak away for a quicky-lifty in the weight room that is right next to the courts.  (SIDE CHALLENGE to this goal is rearranging my work/life schedules to accommodate the time of this program which isn’t convenient for a working parent!!!)

c.     Cross-train!!!  Do extra stretching as much as possible (like when standing at my work computer!) Do squats, pushups and planks in the office for those needed daily breaks.  Friday will always have time dedicated to the gym – This may be lifting or a yoga class but it will be something! 

2.     Food – Eat real food that makes me healthy.  This is simple and it needs to stay that way.  I hate tracking and if I’m tracking my mileage that is enough.  Right now I’m in the middle of a sudo-Whole30 for September.  I say sudo because there are whole30 rules that aren’t worth my worrying about so I’m not.  I’m keeping the dairy and grains out food 100% right now and not worrying too much about the rest of it. I know from experience that this is the way I need to eat, so I need to keep it that way!!!  And SIMPLE because the rest of life is complicated.

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3.     Black Widow is there for her friends, she is a calming yet cohesive part of the Avengers and she often helps the team with common sense life moments.  She is vital to the team and individuals as she imparts her awesome wisdom.  My personal Avengers team is my family.  And there are some simple things I can do here to support my team!

a.     One key is to keep educating myself to help my girls succeed as much as possible.  There are three books that are on my shelf that I would like to read.  Queen Bees and Wannabees, Reviving Ophelia and Little Girls are Mean.  I have a few more books about raising strong resilient children that I have but for now I will focus on these three books. 

b.     The second key is implementing a key concept from a book I read on relationships.  Basically the idea is that we should treat our loved ones with unconditional love. Dedicated family time is a huge part of this goal. I’m gonna keep this simple and not specify details here, but will discuss it more in my daily posts.

4.     Black Widow needs her sleep.  I dropped this goal a while back but it needs to be here.  I will aim to be in my bedroom by 10:30pm on week nights and 11pm on weekends.  In bed 30 minutes later with my eyes shut.  Enough sleep will allow me to be prepared for everything that life can throw at me!!!

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5.     Black Widow should do fun stuff for herself.  Just because she is part of a team doesn’t mean that she can do something fun just for her.  I have two craft room goals that I will work on and of course pictures will be posted.

a.     First – make more of the little clutches like the one posted in my last challenge.  The size needs to be adjusted and more fabric needs to be found so each is unique. 6 week challenge should yield 6 clutches unless I get really ambitious and make more…

b.     Second – make 4 large pillows for our outdoor furniture.

6.     REMINDER:  Black Widow is optimistic, despite all that she has experienced.  The Age of Ultron ends with Cap and Natasha looking over the next generation of Avengers.  Life is good and constantly changing.  Being able to find the positivity and optimism to keep going is an amazing gift.  I will continue to remember to be grateful for what I have and enjoy the challenges and experiences that life provides me.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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So its Superhero day at school tomorrow (the kids dress up all of homecoming week) Guess what my baby wanted to dress up as???5a0a935d05958c1615fa7aa8888091e6.jpg

My other daughter is dressing up as She-Hulk! Love my girls!!!

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I've completed my challenge In-Brief and edited the first post.  

 

 

Not Black Widow, that's taken by you and Rurik anyway. I guess Ironman will do. Billionaire genius is a good start, plus I can pull off a wicked Ironman yoga pose :tongue:

I'll put you down for Ironman (love the wicked sense of humor and brilliant mind!)

Rurik offered to be a brooding Hawkeye for my last challenge (maybe he will do the same for this one when he gets back from vacation)

And my hubby will always hold the Bruce Banner/Hulk spot on my Avengers team (he is a brooding scientist IRL) 

 

And I'm starting on the running goal already!!!  Had a nice long chat with the podiatrists yesterday and he gave me advice on how to get me running and keep me running.  I got another and the last cortisone shot that I'll get for the next year but it all feels great today.  I'm gonna teach myself how to tape my plantar faciitis with KT tape to support the ligament.  I will have to invest the time in stretching, rolling and other exercises (yoga) to help keep my ligaments loose and moveable.  I did 45 minutes on the treadmill last night at a moderate walking pace.  

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Ranger-Monk Hybrid

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Oooh! I'll be your Scarlet Witch. 

 

Whose/what's ass are we kicking? :)

 

Yay, last cortisone shot! Glad to hear you've gotten support from the podiatrist to get back at it - I'm loving the lacrosse ball I got for foot rolling. It hurts, but I feel that it's helping a bunch. 

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I would call dibs on Thor since I have a beard, but that should probably go to Sloth this go around. If Doc Samson had made it into the movies I'd pick him, but as it is I think I'll go with Captain America.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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Texas, you say?

 

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Looks about right to me.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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So I had a run in with a real Black Widow last night.  Damm thing was on my sweatshirt and I freaked out!!!  Thats the third one we've seen in the last month.  Time to call the bug exterminator...  GGRRRRR

 

Excited to be assembling my own Avengers Team!  

 

Oooh! I'll be your Scarlet Witch. 

 

Whose/what's ass are we kicking? :)

 

Yay, last cortisone shot! Glad to hear you've gotten support from the podiatrist to get back at it - I'm loving the lacrosse ball I got for foot rolling. It hurts, but I feel that it's helping a bunch. 

 

I am thinking I need to learn more about Scarlet Witch.  It might be time to start buying some comic books (for my girls...  uhm... yeah for the kids!!!) I think we will be kicking my ass for this challenge!  That is what I need a swift kick in the ass and the encouragement to stick with my goals every week.  (Lame I know  :playful:  but its the truth!)

 

I would call dibs on Thor since I have a beard, but that should probably go to Sloth this go around. If Doc Samson had made it into the movies I'd pick him, but as it is I think I'll go with Captain America.

 

I'll have to go check out what Sloth is doing.  And I'd be happy to have you on board as the Cap! I'm gonna guess that it is a good superhero fit for the Chaplian from Texas!!!  (you are the one of the closest Ranger to me, I'm a little west of ya in NM)

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Glad to help. Wolfenstein is in DFW, there are a few Rangers in Texas. I am always ready to apply some podiatric rectal motivational therapy whenever it's needed.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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Glad to help. Wolfenstein is in DFW, there are a few Rangers in Texas. I am always ready to apply some podiatric rectal motivational therapy whenever it's needed.

 

Please freely apply the "podiatric rectal motivational therapy" if I slack at the exercise, especially the running and post run stretching!!!  I really want to succeed at that bucket list half marathon and I don't have much local support.  

 

I also think there are a few Rangers in Colorado, but I can't remember who.  I it is nice to know there are a few more Rangers close by...  

Ranger-Monk Hybrid

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I think Alienjenn is in AZ, and there may be a few other Arizona Rangers out there.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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I would call dibs on Thor since I have a beard, but that should probably go to Sloth this go around. If Doc Samson had made it into the movies I'd pick him, but as it is I think I'll go with Captain America.

I have to claim ignorance on the Avengers - I didn't read the comics or see the movie - but I'll do my best to fulfill my duties as Thor.

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I like the Avengers but I have never been able to pick one that was perfect for me.

 

I want the smarts of Bruce Banner and Iron Man

The fighting and spy abilities of BlackWidow

The markmanship of Hawkeye

A lot of strength wouldn't hurt

And the healing factor of Wolverine...

 

Okay I know Wolverine is not an avenger, but I like his healing ability

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I like the Avengers but I have never been able to pick one that was perfect for me.

 

I want the smarts of Bruce Banner and Iron Man

The fighting and spy abilities of BlackWidow

The markmanship of Hawkeye

A lot of strength wouldn't hurt

And the healing factor of Wolverine...

 

Okay I know Wolverine is not an avenger, but I like his healing ability

Have all the powers? Sounds like a Ranger idea to me.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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Avengers (and X-men) unite! I could use some good vibes about now... The foot has been killing me today, to the point I've actually cried the pain was so intense. I'm hoping that it is just a bad reaction to the cortisone shot I got on Wednesday, but I almost can't put any weight on my foot at all. I've googled plantar rupture and it's rare so I'm hoping for the best. I'll be calling the doctor first thing in the morning!

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*Internet Hugs*

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