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Continuing the Martian Theme...

 

The end of the last challenge went a bit off but hey ho, as a whole, it was a pretty damn fine challenge, though I do say so myself. I'm especially pleased at having made a breakthrough in Portuguese language learning.

 

This challenge:

 

Running

  • Run 3 times a week continuing to work on speed and obviously try and pick up that 5k goal @25min from last challenge
  • Do at least two longer runs (c10k) over the course of the challenge to address what I see as a decline in endurance now that I am running shorter, faster distances.

Strongitude

  • Lift once a week
  • Do at least one other arm-related thing per week, whether it's a series of set of diamond pushups, a rowing ergo, another round of lifting

Portuguese

  • Finish one book - either "O Senhor do Tempo" or - if it's just too ridiculous (because it is a bit), "Bifes Mal Passados"
  • 5 or more Skype teaching sessions
  • Speak at least once a day, either to the teacher, to another language learner or to Mrs 18ck
  • Listen to something every day - song, podcast, poem, whatever.
  • Write at least once every two days
  • Keep up a Memrise streak throughout the challenge

Eating

  • Eat right like last month: Paleoish but not making a fuss about it.
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Good heavens, those are some ambitious portuguese goals, aren't they? Well, pussyfooting around for years didn't get me anywhere, so...

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I think you're right, you have to be pretty ambitious about language, if you want to get anywhere. I'm interested to see what you discover about speed vs. endurance, too. Good luck!

Thanks! And to you too.

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Came out swinging today with about an hour and a half of mixed Portuguese, 5k fast(ish) running and a weight circuit. My medium term pull-up goal is advancing in baby steps. I'm up to being able to do 5 sets of one each instead of basically one and then switch to assisted pull-ups. That's a start.

Today's food colours were green and brown. No orange. Oranges don't grow on trees, you know.

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Hooray not being dead!

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"I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain."
-Litany Against Fear

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not dead! Awesome!

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"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

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Hooray not being dead!

not dead! Awesome!

That's right - and I've got a certificate from the doctor to prove it.

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Today - work, work, work, lose the will to live. I ate ok though and managed a short fat run before dinner, and in the evening I had a couple of hours of writing , speaking and listening to Portuguese, including correcting some English texts written by native Portuguese speakers and giving them feedback in their own language.

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Short fast run, not short fat run, dammit tapatalk!

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Ate good things, racked up well over an hour of study time and did a shit-ton of press-ups.

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Ahh, I was gonna ask what a short fat run looked like.

Glad you're not dancing on the other side of the veil just yet.

I like all the language work you're accomplishing.

Good start, bud. Keep kicking it. Just don't kick any buckets, yeah?

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Ahh, I was gonna ask what a short fat run looked like.

Glad you're not dancing on the other side of the veil just yet.

I like all the language work you're accomplishing.

Good start, bud. Keep kicking it. Just don't kick any buckets, yeah?

Will do! Hm, Teri... That sounds like an obscure conjugation of "Ter". I think you might be Portuguese for "if I would've might've been going to have"

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Today: ran to circuits, did circuits, did pull-ups, did a shit load of Portuguese writing and speaking, both.

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Good heavens, those are some ambitious portuguese goals, aren't they? Well, pussyfooting around for years didn't get me anywhere, so...

 

Learning new words :)  I pussyfooted the last two weeks.

 

Fat ass runs are usually longer runs, good thing you clarified.

 

Awesomeness on not dying and actually doing pretty well already :)

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Is a shit load less than a shite load?

It's metric.

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Learning new words :) I pussyfooted the last two weeks.

Fat ass runs are usually longer runs, good thing you clarified.

Awesomeness on not dying and actually doing pretty well already :)

Really? You don't use that word? I hadn't realised it was just a UK thing.

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Rest day today.

Also not great food-wise. I went out to see a comedy show about poo and I ate some not-great thing and drank some beer. Nothing terrible as Friday night debauches go, and I think I was the soberest man in all of soho by a mile.

Portuguese done - flashcards and some aural question and answer exercises.

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Park run went well. I don't often time myself but it's a new Park Run PB and felt pretty fast - 25:17 - so I am calling that my PB so I have something to beat in future. Still though, it's a little short of the first of my three speed targets - 25 min. Dammit, I'll beat it next time! I will, I will!

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New favourite cartoon (from Fluent in 3 Months

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(It means: Of all the lies, literature is my favourite)

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(in notportuguese)

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I didn't do as much Portuguese work as on previous days. Still pretty decent, but not the sort of industrial strength quantities I was throwing down during the week.

Made a frittata for the family and strutted about the place looking pleased about my fantastic awesomeness at the run this morning.

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*enjoys herself tremendously over here* :onthego:

Hey, fearless! Good to see you back!

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