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Yay! Yay! Yay! Loving the name Obax! Now I'm picturing three ninjas on skates, which is an AWESOME mental image!

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Ok, this first week I have no hockey until Sunday again, so I think I can get 3 runs in.   I'm going to start off aiming for 3.2k per run (2 miles) to get the ball rolling puck moving again.     Polgara, once you've got a rough idea of how many km you're aiming for to start, I'll brain up our km/goal amount and set up the game!

 

Obax - 12k / week

Starpuck - 10k / week

Polgara - 11k / week

 

 

Total distance targetted 33k (20 miles) Nice!

 

This week's distance/goal will be 11k!

 

Every combined 11k we run, our line scores a goal!

Every missed run or target distance is a goal against our line!

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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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Data is ready!

 

Obax - 12k / week

Starpuck - 10k / week

Polgara - 11k / week

 

Total distance targetted 33k (20 miles) Nice!

This week's distance/goal will be 11k!

 

Every combined 11k we run, our line scores a goal!

Every missed run or target distance is a goal against our line!

 

The horn sounds, the players line up... and...

 

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Level 83 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"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

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

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Starpuck wins the face-off and passes back to Polgara.  Polgara skates hard up the boards, making a good move against a defender as she crosses the blue line, and looks to pass across into the slot to a line mate...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.75/11km  !!!  Go go go Black OPS!

Level 6 Ranger

 

Current Challenge - Scrubs!

 

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2016 Battle Log (Long term goal tracking)

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Ran today, 4.17km.  (You guys got me converting all my miles to km!)

 

Total distance covered today was 12.92km!!!

 

 

Starpuck wins the face-off and passes back to Polgara.  Polgara skates hard up the boards, making a good move against a defender as she crosses the blue line, and looks to pass across into the slot to a line mate...

 

Obax picks up the pass in the high slot and turns hard toward the net, deking around a defensemen and sending a quick saucer pass to her linemate waiting at the far post.

 

Starpuck angles her stick for the quick tip-in and the horn sounds!

 

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The Black Ops line has scored their first goal!

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Level 83 ~*~ Ranger

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Current Challenge

"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

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

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Yay for a goal!! So far we're a heck of a line! Also, the idea of me deking makes me laugh... Straight line stick handling=ok. In anything resembling even a hint a curve=pffft! I got mad moves in ringette, but can't make it go in hockey, even after all these years.

 

Also, yay for Americans using km! Which is funny, because my treadmill only measures miles, so I've been googling 'x miles to km' and 'min/mile to min/km' a lot. I have absolutely no concept of how far a mile is, but I have discovered that a mile is a really long way, why you'd want to measure in that is a mystery to me. I like my bigger numbers :)

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Yay!  *madcheering*  Goooooooooooooal!

 

I hear you on the treadmill being only in miles - what a pain!  And I agree about the higher numbers.  Much more satisfying to have run 2.5km than 1.5 miles!

 

And I'm the same with stick handling in hockey.  It;s one of the reasons I'm so hesitant to even go try women's drop in shinny at the local outdoor rink - I'm a disaster with a puck.  I mean, the blade doesn't even lay flat on the ground!  How do you not have to watch the damn thing 24/7? And if you're watching the puck, how do you watch where you're going?  

 

 

Bah!

Level 6 Ranger

 

Current Challenge - Scrubs!

 

Previous Challenges - Theme-Free LazinessMedieval MarginaliaBrandon Sanderson's Way of Kings Theme - AgainWay of Kings 1Top Gear ThemeStargate SG:1 themeIron Druid theme!

 

2016 Battle Log (Long term goal tracking)

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And I'm the same with stick handling in hockey.  It;s one of the reasons I'm so hesitant to even go try women's drop in shinny at the local outdoor rink - I'm a disaster with a puck.  I mean, the blade doesn't even lay flat on the ground!  How do you not have to watch the damn thing 24/7? And if you're watching the puck, how do you watch where you're going?  

 

 

Bah!

 

Practice and peripheral vision.

 

Also, if your stick isn't laying flat, you might have one that's not the right length. To measure, put the stick on the toe of the blade so the shaft is perpendicular to the ground (ie. standing straight up). The top of the shaft should go to about your armpit/collar bone area when you're wearing skates. If the length is right, then practice is all there is.

 

If you're at all interested, I know of a really good women's league in Toronto who is very welcoming to beginners (I played in it for years, the only reason I'm not in it any more is that I moved out of Toronto and didn't want to do the drive any more). They'd be full for this season, but maybe for next? From Markham could be a bit of a drive, they play out of an arena at Queen and Sherbourne, but there are a lot of people from outside Toronto but in the GTA who feel the drive is worth it.

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We have to tell the girls SOO OFTEN to Cut your damn stick!       It's amazing what you can do when the stick isn't all up in your grill all the time.

Level 83 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"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

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 77.5 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100

 

 

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Heh, well I don't actually own a stick, and if anything I would tend too short (ringette after all).

Obax, I don't actually live in Markham (drive 45 min to play there) and would love a recommendation for a hockey league. No promises I'll go, but I'll think about it!

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Level 6 Ranger

 

Current Challenge - Scrubs!

 

Previous Challenges - Theme-Free LazinessMedieval MarginaliaBrandon Sanderson's Way of Kings Theme - AgainWay of Kings 1Top Gear ThemeStargate SG:1 themeIron Druid theme!

 

2016 Battle Log (Long term goal tracking)

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Well line mates, you did your job today.

 

Went to the gym to run, but discovered I had brought two shirts and no pants.  Oops.

 

Seriously considered going home, but then thought of you guys, and instead I walked home and got pants.

 

I then donned my equipment, hit the ice, and did my shift.  Now sitting on the bench catching my breath!

 

4.07km

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Level 6 Ranger

 

Current Challenge - Scrubs!

 

Previous Challenges - Theme-Free LazinessMedieval MarginaliaBrandon Sanderson's Way of Kings Theme - AgainWay of Kings 1Top Gear ThemeStargate SG:1 themeIron Druid theme!

 

2016 Battle Log (Long term goal tracking)

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Nice work Polgara!   

 

I'll be playing through an injury today hah.   Last night after the game, we stopped for food, and the booth we were sat at, had a wood frame.   Which I caught with the back of my calf as I scooted in.  HOLYMOTHERMARYOFSAINTPETEJEHOZEPHAT!    It still feels cramped up even now!    I am going to do a bunch of soft stretches leading up into the lunch hour.     Then it's time to hit the ice! ;)

Level 83 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"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

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 77.5 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100

 

 

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Heh, well I don't actually own a stick, and if anything I would tend too short (ringette after all).

Obax, I don't actually live in Markham (drive 45 min to play there) and would love a recommendation for a hockey league. No promises I'll go, but I'll think about it!

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The Women's Hockey Club of Toronto. I played in the league maybe 6 years? It's fairly low key, recreational. It's a queer-positive league (it was originally founded years ago when being queer was less socially acceptable, to give queer women a safe place to play hockey), but are extremely welcoming to all women of all stripes and all skill levels (there are many players in the league who have literally never been on skates before, or not since they were kids, so someone who can skate but not stick handle would fit right in). If you're thinking about it, keep an eye on the website around April, registration for the next season begins at the end of the last, and spots fill up quick. Usually there are a few spots at the beginning of any season, but if you decided you'd like to try, sign up early. They're also very flexible with their payment schedules and have very reasonable rates, if that's a concern for you. They're on Facebook too, just search 'Women's Hockey Club of Toronto', they have a public group.

 

Well line mates, you did your job today.

 

Went to the gym to run, but discovered I had brought two shirts and no pants.  Oops.

 

Seriously considered going home, but then thought of you guys, and instead I walked home and got pants.

 

I then donned my equipment, hit the ice, and did my shift.  Now sitting on the bench catching my breath!

 

4.07km

 

Yay for pants! And running! Way to go!!

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Covered 4.92 km today.

Ran 2 miles, walked .25, ran another 1/2 mile, walked .25.

 

Slowly getting back up to the full 5k at at ime.

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Level 83 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"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

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 77.5 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100

 

 

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Nice work Polgara!   

 

I'll be playing through an injury today hah.   Last night after the game, we stopped for food, and the booth we were sat at, had a wood frame.   Which I caught with the back of my calf as I scooted in.  HOLYMOTHERMARYOFSAINTPETEJEHOZEPHAT!    It still feels cramped up even now!    I am going to do a bunch of soft stretches leading up into the lunch hour.     Then it's time to hit the ice! ;)

 

Hope your calf is feeling better!

Level 6 Ranger

 

Current Challenge - Scrubs!

 

Previous Challenges - Theme-Free LazinessMedieval MarginaliaBrandon Sanderson's Way of Kings Theme - AgainWay of Kings 1Top Gear ThemeStargate SG:1 themeIron Druid theme!

 

2016 Battle Log (Long term goal tracking)

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My calf is still being a pickle.    (Hee, weird visual.)    But I was able to run through it without it worsening, so we'll just keep at it.

 

Combined total distance sits at 21.91 km for the week, meaning ...

 

Starpuck breaks out of her own zone and moves down the ice with speed.   A quick deke around the defender at the circles leaves her open to fire a sharp pass to Polgara as she opens up just off the weak side.    Firing a wicked snap shot, the tell tell ring of the post echoes through the arena and the crowd Ooooohs! with excitement.   The goalie owes postage on that one as the puck careens back into play on the rebound, letting Obax give chase!

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Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"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

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 77.5 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100

 

 

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Annnnd with 25.91km completed as of this point, the second goal is scored!

 

Obax chases down the loose puck and, showing strong puck protection skills, drives behind the net .... is she going for  it?   Is she?

Tucking in close at the last second, the puck is scooted between the pads and the post on a sick wrap around!

 

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CURRENT SCORE   2-0

One period of play left!

Level 83 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"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

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 77.5 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100

 

 

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