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Arrr.. . I felt like sticking with pirates, but I'm branching out and recruiting a bunch of famous pirates to help me with my quests.  This will be a 5WC, since I prefer just continuing along with things, so the points are intended to encompass that. 

 

Main Quest: Parkour all of the things!!!  Climb all of the things!!!  Balance in mind-bending ways!  Play with weapons!  Sail to new horizons!  Loot, pillage, plunder.

 

Pirate #1: Edward Kenway (parkour)-

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Naturally, I'm turning to Assassin's Creed and the Pirate Edward Kenway to help me with my parkour.  My goals with this are twofold: One of the bits of feedback I received at my rank testing was that I was trying to go too fast, and as a result, I was adding stutter steps right before most of my vaults.  Also, now that I have full open gym, I want to expand my horizons a bit by trying new things or new configurations for skills, rather than just recycling things that I've already done in classes.  So, I get 5 points whenever I do parkour class or open gym and work on slow, smooth flow runs without adding stutter steps.  I get another 5 points for doing class or open gym and trying some new skills or new moves.  I also can get 5 points for taking my parkour outdoors and trying techniques in new ways (vaulting over benches or picnic tables in ways I've never before tried).  The goal is to reach 100 points by the end of the challenge.

 

Pirate #2: Guybrush Threepwood (strength)

*well, he says he's a mighty pirate.  Who am I to argue?;)  Really, none of the pirates are overly strength-y, and I wanted to include some monkey island goodness.  

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I want to get stronger for both parkour and climbing.  And so far, my approach has been very haphazard.  Ideally, I will insert some combination of these exercises at the end of parkour sessions, climbing sessions, or yoga, so I can increase my strength: Pull ups, Flag progressions, Dragon Flag negatives, toes-to-bar, one leg squats, HSPUs, plyo push ups, cat hang pull ups, and dips.  Obviously, sometimes my muscles will be so trashed from climbing or parkour that I won't be able to do anything.  In that case, I can get credit as long as I at least try to do the exercises and verify that there's nothing left in the tank.  +5 points for every day I go climbing, do parkour, or do yoga and then after that do a strength mini workout.  +5 points for each Darebee workout (providing it's primarily strength based).  +5 points for every full strength workout.  Edit: + 7 points for every day in which I completely fry out all of my muscles, whether it's just from a full strength workout or whether it's from parkour/climbing/yoga classes + a supplemental strength workout.  Goal is to reach 100 points.

 

Pirate #3 - The Dread Pirate Roberts (Discipline/ Diet goal)

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The Dread Pirate Roberts is a disciplined swordsman in full control of himself and his body.  So, I'm turning to him to help me rein in my diet.  Vacation was great, but it left me with the tendency to eat entirely too much, drink entirely too much, and consume way too much sugar.  Easter and the abundance of candy in the house isn't helping with that, either.  So, the plan is to eat relatively healthy meals every day, with only one modest dessert (100 calories or less) per day.  But I also get 3 variances/week, where I can eat out, have an alcoholic drink, have a less healthy meal, or have a bigger dessert/sweet.  I get 20 points/week for full compliance, but -5 points for each additional variance.  And situations where I hang out with friends, have an unhealthy meal, extra sweets, and hit the booze can easily count as multiple variances.  Goal is 100 points.

 

Pirate #4: Captain Jack Sparrow (Adventure/Life goal)

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I need more adventure in my life, and I'm recruiting Captain Jack Sparrow to help me sail to new horizons.  Last challenge, I intended to create my own adventure guide, with all of the local hikes, day trips, weekend trips, etc. within a 4 hour driving radius that I'd love to do.  Normally, a large part of my goal would be to actually get out and do at least one of these adventures, but I am pretty bogged down in the next month with birthdays and other big events.  But I'll do the best that I can. ;)  I get 2 points for every entry into my adventure spreadsheet (each entry can be a hike that I want to do, a nearby city + attractions that I've researched, a climbing spot that I want to try, or an event that I'd like to attend, along with the distance, estimated time needed, and other data).  Since learning languages is helpful for exploration, I'm also getting 1 point for every 50 XP in Duolingo.  And since reading is an adventure of sorts, I get 10 points for every book completed.  If I do manage an actual adventure, I get 10 points for every new place explored.  The goal is to reach 100 points.

 

Bonus goals:

Bonus #1: Ship maintenance - Keep my ship tidy by doing the flylady mission for each day (or a 15 minute substitution if the mission isn't relevant for my house).

Bonus #2: Ranger Mini.

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Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

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Yaarr matey, I be followin agin.

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MAN! I like this challenge and the recruitement of all these badass, scurvy pirates! This ones gonna be fun :)

 

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Week 0, Monday:

Parkour!!!  During class, I worked on taking long walking strides into my vaults, so I could eliminate some of the stutter steps.  I also tried some new lache sequences, such as a lache into a vertical pole and a lache into a crane on a box.  The lache into crane had a bad camera angle, so it's hard to see just how far away the box is and it's hard to tell that my bottom foot is pressed against the side of the box and not on the floor.  Lache to crane is interesting, since you need to launch up enough that you don't splat on the side of the box, forward enough to reach the box, and yet you also need to get your entire body vertical so you don't fall backward and not have so much oomph in the move that you have a super hard landing.  For both of these, I need to become a bit more efficient with gaining momentum on my swings, so I can trim out a swing or two.  I'll add the videos to the end of the post.

 

I also attempted some strength work at the end.  I couldn't really get pull ups, as my arms were totally fried.  I did toes to bar, some squats, some flag holds, and some dragon flag negatives.

 

Since I hadn't formulated my challenge yet, I ate more junk than I should have yesterday.  So, I'm already down 1 variance for the week.  

 

Total points earned: Edward Kenway (+ 10 points), Guybrush Threepwood (+ 5 points), Dread Pirate Roberts (1 variance used), Captain Jack Sparrow (+ 0 points)

 

 

 

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Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

 ACL rehab thread      2016 parkour

My tutorials:

handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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Oooh, you are landing like a cat on those! Awesome. 

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Raptron, alot assassin

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Awesome vids! That first one was especially cool.

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

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Totally following for Pirates and Parkour!  I wish I had a parkour school around me.  That looks like so much fun! 

 

Also, Black Flag is by far my favorite Pirate themed anything ever.  

 

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"Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds

 

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Also, I Agree With Tank™

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loooooove the videos!

 

 

I have a joke for you.

it's NAUTICAL THEMED.

 

what do sea monsters eat?

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FISH AND SHIPS!

 

 

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mermaid ninja assassin. on a motorcycle. with swords. and knitting needles. and kittens.

 

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What an awesome cast of characters...  I am in love with three of your pirates.  

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yay parkour videos! Looks like another awesome challenge!

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I'm glad that there are so many Monkey Island fans here. :)  But on the bad side, if I'm completely screwing up my goals, I won't be able to distract you by yelling, "Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!"

 

Week 0, Tuesday update:

Today has been a quiet day, which is great since I need to clear up the DOMS before tackling teaching parkour tomorrow, doing a little parkour open gym, and then going rock climbing.  

-30 minutes flexibility yoga (Yoga Studio intermediate flexibility program).

 

Diet has been better today, but I'm still craving candy and junk food.  Oh well.  I knew this week would be the hardest.  

 

For my adventure goal, I did 50 XP/ 5 lessons in Duolingo, did more reading, and added Annapolis to my adventure travel guide (although just for maybe a sailing charter.  The kids are too young to really care about any of the historical stuff there).  So, that's 3 points earned for Captain Jack Sparrow.  

 

Flylady Monday and Tuesday missions are DONE!

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Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

 ACL rehab thread      2016 parkour

My tutorials:

handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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Been meaning to stalk you for ages and this looks AMAZING!!

 

Pirates and Parkour? Squeee

And raptron is right you do move like a cat in those videos. Are there going to be lots of videos? Please :)

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How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

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Ooooh, love it! That's cool that you brought in all these other pirates. Dread Pirate Roberts will forever have my love. <3 :panda: And you know, Assassin's Creed is actually one of the things that got me interested in parkour, so I'm glad you included Mr. Kenway too.  

 

Following obviously!

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The adventure spreadsheet is such a good idea!  I'm stealing it.  I always do a lot of research about camping and hiking locations, and then just toss it after we've chosen a place, so I have to start from scratch every time.

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