Millie Hurtz Posted September 8, 2015 Report Share Posted September 8, 2015 My time in this place is nearing it's end. My skills as a rookie Roller Ranger have kept me alive this long. The city has been good to me, it provides food if you know where to look as well as a means to get around if you know how to use it. The many slopes, rails and artificial surfaces suit wheels well. Outrunning the other scavengers is all part of survival in this city. My mentor has taught me well; he has shown me how to look after my body, how to fuel it for best performance, how to look past the bad and find the good. But now it is time to strike out on my own. He has his paradise and I have mine. I have heard tell of a place on the coast. Long flat surfaces to skate, lush green plants to eat, sunshine that doesn't have to fight through smog. I will journey there and make the coast my new home as others have before me. I will pass through the gates and evolve into a Roller Ranger. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's been a long time coming and I'm more than ready to take the next step in my evolution. My motivation to continue my fitness journey came when I discovered a passion skater for roller skating. I joined my local roller derby league and morphed from my embryonic to my larval stage. Now it is time; the imago stage calls! (A cool name for a cool thing!) It has been a cracking couple of year learning my sport and I may be getting way ahead of myself but I have felt lately that I've made a bit of a leap forward in my understanding of the game. I'm more confident because I feel like I actually know what I'm doing and can help my pack without waiting for the pack leader's call. Of course, I've still got loads to learn and I have a lot of developing to do physically but I am ready to take more responsibility for myself and for the team. Once I was a wide-eyed little lady clutching her bootlaces and skating around the outside of the track. Now it's time to graft those suckers to my feet and become a Roller Ranger! Upon completion of this 6 week challenge I enter the pupal stage to (hopefully) emerge be-skated and colourful! I will be gifted with a new name and some new beauties from the artists that are Wikko Skates. If you haven't seen them check them out here and here! I have already started the process of ordering my own set of bespoke skates that will serve me for the rest of my skating days not only am I super stoked, I am super keen to be worthy of them. So without further ado... Goal 1 (+2 STR, + 2 DEX)Workout 4 times a week.I currently have a 2 day split routine that keeps my workouts short so I don't feel like I've used up all my evening and giving enough time to relax afterwards before bed. Or course, I had to give them roller derby names so I call Leg / Back day "Beware the Booty!" day and Arms / Chest day "Brace Me!" day. My partner is a bit of a compendium of knowledge so he helped me work these things out as well as making our meals. So to make this work I have to workout 4 times a week. I can't miss one or it'll send the split out of whack. A - 24 workoutsB - 20 workoutsC - 16 workoutsD - 12 workouts Goal 2 (+2 STA, +1 CON)Walk 150-200 miles over the 6 week. That's 5 miles a day. To stop me getting the bus when I can walk and get me out the office at lunchtime. I walk a lot anyway in my day-to-day existence but I've started to get a little lazy in terms of getting a cheeky bus ride when I could easily walk and eating my lunch at my desk in the office. I want to stop that and get out more when I can rather than stay in the comfy zone. A - +170 milesB - +150 milesC - +130 milesD - +110 miles Goal 3 (+2 DEX, +1 CON)Be more active during the workday. I've gotten myself a desk job. Something I never wanted. It isn't completely a desk job but a lot of it is me sitting behind a computer all day. It leaves me feeling splodgy and crap so I want to make sure I stand up more and wander around the office. Even I the weather is crap I'll go out for a walk, get some natural light and some fresh air and eat my lunch inside if needs must. I can do the mobility nerd fitness workout when I have the office to myself too. With my new lunchtime walk as well I'm going to make sure I at least get up and stretch once in the morning and afternoon. Getting up to go to the bathroom or make a cuppa doesn't count. Getting up to go do some physical work elsewhere in the mill does count. I could take a walk around the mill or go stretch in our storage room. I'm going to put a reminder on my computer to pop up at 11.30am and 3.30pm to get me out of the office chair for a bit. A - 30 daysB - 24 daysC - 18 daysD - 15 days Life Goal (+2 WIS)Read at least 30 minutes a day, or at least one chapter, which ever comes first. I love reading and should do it more! It shuts me off from the worries of the day so I'll make sure I read as a way to wind down. I can do this on my big bus trip on the way to work or even at the end of the day before I go to bed. I even have a mental strength training for roller derby book I can read if I fancy it A - +37 daysB - +30 daysC - +25 daysD - +20 days Side Quest (+1 WIS, +2 CHA)I'm venturing off to Scunthorpe for work midway through week 2 and coming back at the end of week 3. I'll be gone for about 11 days at the end of which I have a roller derby bout. My side quest is to make sure I act responsibly and healthily over those days, do a bodyweight workout in the hotel to reach my 4 a week, no alcohol, no crap food, no overdosing on tea or empty snacking. In previous tours I've got into a habit of big dinners, quick crappy lunches, snacks, too much tea and a beer or two with dinner in the evening. I want to make sure that I workout, don't drink alcohol, don't snack on crap and eat more healthily. I've written in my diary when I will do my workouts to get my 4 in a week and I'm going to practice the ancient art of discipline to stop getting carried away with my colleagues after we finish for the day. 3 Quote Ceto Lvl 3 Race: Half Elf / Half Dwarf | Class: Ranger STR 4 || DEX 6 || STA 3.5 || CON 4.75 || WIS 6 || CHA 3 Run 5km - PB 32 mins 30 secs Run 10km - PB 63mins 13 secs Deadlift - PB 3x10 @55kg Benchpress - PB 3x10 @54kg Narrow Grip Pull Downs - PB 3x10 @45kg Bent-over-row - PB 3x10 @45kgs 40min Cycle (on machine) - PB 22.41km on hardest resistance Roller Derby - PB 30 in 5 https://www.nerdfitness.com/character/66592/ Link to comment
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