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Today was strength training (still only one pull-up but I excelled myself at curls and diamond Push-ups) a shorty little, little run, and a superhuman amount of Portuguese, marred only by the fact that my teacher forgot the lesson and didn't show up on Skype. We rescheduled for tomorrow.

Food was OK but too many nuts. Nuts, nuts and more nuts. Oh well, it's all protein and I guess that's not bad on a strength training day but I need to keep my appetite under control.

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can't even buy nuts.. they work like crisps for me. yay for your effort with portugiese. the teacher is fairly new, right?

Yep. The lessons are via Skype so quite cheap and it gives me an incentive to do homework.

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Smashing Portuguese again today. Everything else was a big rubbish though. I didn't run and I ate absurd quantities of food. Good food. But still too much.

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Shirt run, OK amount of Portuguese, good, sensible food.

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*sigh* a short run. I was wearing a shirt though, autocorrect you're quite right.

The weather was dreadful. It had been sunny all morning but I had to leave it till there was chilly water pelting along, horizontally. Great plan, eh?

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Today's menu:

 

Hors d'oeuvres:

Petit confit of run served in a sauce of speed

 

Main course:

Lightly braised circuit training a la Putney Town Rowing Club

 

Dessert:

Pull-ups Assisté garnished with resistance bands

 

A Selection of Portuguese cheeses:

Writtenexercisezola

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Actually I also made a memrise deck for myself with lots of words associated with running and weight training. It seemed like a scoutly thing to do. I made this image as the cover art (it's the head of Fernando Pessoa clumsily transplanted onto the body of Arnold)

 

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boo for british/german spring weather!

Are you getting soaked and frozen too?

To be fair, it's still pretty early in the year. Can we even call it spring yet?

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Cementing my reputation as Europe's leading talker of total shite about fitness training in Portuguese, I wrote a piece using my new vocabulary and posted it on my blog and there's a plug for @Steve 's book too.

 

And to cement my reputation as Europe's leading hypocrite, I didn't go running or indeed do anything else that required physical effort of any sort unless you cound standing up to type this.

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i could be a cast in "frozen" :)

Your own personal flurry, eh? Well, that'll make a nice accompaniment to your runs.  :snowman:

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Mauled by a blerch this morning and didn't go to park run. Did a short run instead and a lot of Portuguese.

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Sunday - just swimming and portuguese. Today, some running and some lifting,okus a Skype lesson, lots of listening, writing, vocabulary tests.

I feel like there's a slight slackening of the mojo around physical exercise. This week I am setting myself the goal of being in bed by midnight and getting up early to get a grip on myself and get back to doing it right. And with that, I'd better go or I'll be late.

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Ugh, well today has been a real wash-out. Português was so-so but my run was laughably pathetic. I beat the guy who stayed on the sofa but not by bloody much. And I ate ok things but too many of them.

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are u still eating paleoish?

i think its good that you give yourself credit for at least heading out. some days thats huge! :)

Yeah, ish. Actually at the weekend it was very ish and I had a flapjack and a macaroon while I was out on a mission with Flyer. And today I was at a friend's house for lunch and it was quite bread-based so I had some of that so as not to be rude. But that was my first bread in ages and by and large, yes, I'm steering clear of the carbs.

And thanks for the encouragement. Yesterday was another pitiful run day but today I went to the rowing club for circuits which was a bit more like it.

Lots more Portuguese work. Piling it all on. My teacher is ill though and I haven't spoken ad much as I'd like.

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The Department of 18ck Security has raised the Blerch Threat Level to Amber. 

This week has been a bit rubbish. I have technically run three times but any objective observer would agree that they haven't really been worthy of the name of running. I have been eating OK but not that great; exercising but not much. Today is an exception day anyway because it is our wedding anniversary (We went to Go-Ape! Amazing!) so I'm not even trying but other days have been lame too. Not bad, but not precise modern scout order at all. Even the Portuguese has been a bit so-so the last few days. 

OK, blame work, blame stress, blame a lot of things but it's not right and it needs to change before it gets out of hand. 

So... this is the last week, right? All systems go. 

And if anyone feels like delivering a kick up the arse that would be good.

 

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No arse kicks? Oh well, anyway, today has been a lot better. I effortlessly shifted back into non-anniversary mode, ate sensibly all day, got in a solid hour of Portuguese work, ran for about twenty minutes and did five circuits of lifting in the rowing club weight room, interspersed with stretching. I think I need to stretch a lot more. In fact, this week, I'm going to stretch every day to try and free my hamstring up.

It's interesting how blobby I've got after losing the focus so much last week. I was noticeably underpowered. Well, no more.

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Well, staying up most of the night working was a shit idea, but that's what I did. Today, still eating well, and I've done some writing, some Portuguese exercises and some Memrise, plus a short, fast run. So all in all, pretty good.

I think I'll try and run every day this week, because why not, and stretch every day too. That seems like a good idea now, before bedtime. Let's see how it feels tomorrow.

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Yesterday: a half-way decent run, a shed load of Portuguese, and some actual sensible eating.

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House to myself in the evening = skiving off circuits, but I went for a run instead and smashed out some quality language learning too. Winning (just).

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I had the house to myself again today. I set myself some ambitious Portuguese goals and smashed them nicely. I went for a light jog and ate two brown things and a big heap o' green things. Park Run tomorrow and hoping for a good one. Not expecting but hoping. Well, y'know...

We signed up for a colour run in June. TBH, I don't fancy it much but Flyer does and I'm all for some family running in tutus. Mrs 18ck is in too. Let's do this!

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In the morning i had a rather lacklustre Park Run, but sod it, at least I was there. In the afternoon, I went to my SIL's birthday where there was (a) a decent quorum of lusophones and (B) cake, so you can guess which of my other two goals got met and which not so much.

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