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Sam Vimes sighed when he heard the scream, but he finished shaving before he did anything about it.

 

Then he put his jacket on and strolled out into the wonderful late spring morning. Birds sang in the trees, bees buzzed in the blossom. The sky was hazy though, and thunderheads on the horizon threatened rain later. But for now, the air was hot and heavy. And in the old cesspit behind the gardener's shed, a young man was treading water.

 

Well... treading, anyway.

 

Vimes stood back a little way and lit a cigar. It probably wouldn't be a good idea to employ a naked flame any nearer to the pit. The fall from the shed roof had broken the crust.

 

"Good morning!" he said cheerfully.

 

"Good morning, Your Grace," said the industrious treadler.

 

The voice was higher pitched that Vimes expected and he realized that, most unusually, the young man in the pit was in fact a young woman. It wasn't entirely unexpected -- the Assassins' Guild was aware that women were at least equal to their brothers when it came to inventive killing -- but it nevertheless changed the situation somewhat.

 

"I don't believe we've met?" said Vimes. "Although I see you know who I am. You are...?"

 

"Wiggs, sir," said the swimmer. "Jocasta Wiggs. Honored to meet you, Your Grace."

 

"Wiggs, eh?" said Vimes. "Famous family in the Guild. 'Sir' will do, by the way. I think I once broke your father's leg?"

 

"Yes, sir. He asked to be remembered to you," said Jocasta.

 

"You're a bit young to be sent on this contract, aren't you?" said Vimes.

 

"Not a contract, sir," said Jocasta, still paddling.

 

"Come now, Miss Wiggs. The price on my head is at least -- "

 

"The Guild council put it in abeyance, sir," said the patient swimmer. "You're off the register. They're not accepting contracts on you at present."

 

"Good grief, why not?"

 

"Couldn't say, sir," said Miss Wiggs. Her patient struggles had brought her to the edge of the pit, and now she was finding that the brickwork was in very good repair, quite slippery, and offered no handholds. Vimes knew this, because he'd spent several hours one afternoon carefully arranging that this should be so.

 

"So why were you sent, then?"

 

"Miss Band sent me as an exercise," said Jocasta. "I say, these bricks really are jolly tricky, aren't they?"

 

"Yes," said Vimes, "they are. Have you been rude to Miss Band lately? Upset her in any way?"

 

"Oh, no, Your Grace. But she did say I was getting overconfident and would benefit from some advanced field work."

 

"Ah. I see." Vimes tried to recall Miss Alice Band, one of the Assassins' Guild's stricter teachers. She was, he'd heard, very hot on practical lessons.

 

"So... she sent you to kill me, then?" he said.

 

"No, sir! It's an exercise! I don't even have any crossbow bolts! I just had to find a spot where I could get you in my sights and then report back!"

 

"She'd believe you?"

 

"Of course, sir," said Jocasta, looking rather hurt. "Guild honor, sir."

 

Vimes took a deep breath. "You see, Miss Wiggs, quite a few of your chums have tried to kill me at home in recent years. As you might expect, I take a dim view of this."

 

"Easy to see why, sir," said Jocasta, in the voice of one who knows that their only hope of escaping from their present predicament is reliant on the goodwill of another person, who has no pressing reason to have any.

 

"And so you'd be amazed at the booby traps there are around the place," Vimes went on. "Some of them are pretty cunning, even if I say so myself."

 

"I certainly never expected the tiles on the shed to shift like that, sir."

 

"They're on greased rails," said Vimes.

 

"Well done, sir!"

 

"And quite a few of the traps drop you into something deadly," said Vimes.

 

"Lucky for me that I fell into this one, eh, sir?"

 

"Oh, that one's deadly too," said Vimes. "Eventually deadly." He sighed. He really wanted to discourage this sort of thing but... they'd put him off the register? It wasn't that he'd liked being shot at by hooded figures in the temporary employ of his many and varied enemies, but he'd always looked at it as some kind of vote of confidence. It showed that he was annoying the rich and arrogant people who ought to be annoyed.

 

Besides, the Assassins' Guild was easy to outwit. They had strict rules, which they followed quite honorably, and this was fine by Vimes, who, in certain practical areas, had no rules whatsoever.

 

Off the register, eh? The only other person not on it any more, it was rumored, was Lord Vetinari, the Patrician. The Assassins understood the political game in the city better than anyone, and if they took you off the register it was because they felt your departure would not only spoil the game but also smash the board...

 

"I'd be jolly grateful if you could pull me out, sir," said Jocasta.

 

"What? Oh, yes. Sorry, got clean clothes on," said Vimes.  "But when I get back to the house I'll tell the butler to come down here with a ladder. How about that?"

 

"Thank you very much, sir. Nice to have met you, sir."

 

Vimes strolled back to the house. Off the register? Was he allowed to appeal? Perhaps they thought --

 

The scent rolled over him.

 

He looked up.

 

Overhead, a lilac tree was in bloom.

 

He stared.

 

Damn! Damn! Damn! Every year he forgot. Well, no. He never forgot. He just put the memories away, like old silverware that you didn't want to tarnish. And every year they came back, sharp and sparkling, and stabbed him in the heart. And today, of all days...

 

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The Glorious 25th of May is approaching, and it's time to wear the lilac.  And also to avoid spoilers for the people starting the Watch books, which is a tough line to walk, but I shall do my best.

 

 

Jocasta Wiggs

This one will be "deliberate practice", but I can also use it for swimming, should I get the chance.  Two for the price of one!  Now that's efficient. (5 points)

 

The real challenge here is going to be defining deliberate practice in a useful and specific way.  My current thought is to define it as "ten minutes of pre-planning, followed by twenty minutes on [project], tracking the amount I get done in that time".  I may also need to set a time condition, like "9am" or "first thing in the morning".  I have one project in mind, but I may additionally use the strategy on other projects for bonus points.

 

Lady Meserole

She apparently has a hell of a punch, and managed to knock out a pickpocket.  Two workouts that involve punching per week.

 

Homicidal Lord Winder

So many options here, but I'm going to settle on just one: cake. There will be cake every day. I don't even care, bro. Anything can be part of a well-balanced diet IIFYM, and I have shit to celebrate. Cake.  (Look, no one said all my challenge goals had to be good ones.)

 

John Keel

Do the job that's in front of you.  I have a massive, massive organizational challenge this month, and I'm going to need the reminder to breathe and get shit done.  Bonus points for cleaning up the streets of Ankh-Morpork.  There's a lot of cleaning that has to be done.  I think these will each be a yes/no sort of thing, with bonus points for how much of the job in front of me I did.

 

Havelock Vetinari

The big one here is going to be meditation.  Mistr's spot on with "mindfulness, observation, and research", so let's start with the big one.  The meditation habit has totally slipped.  Additional points for wearing all the black.  And bonus points for any stretching or flexibility work I do go here, as well.

 

Dr. Lawn

Sleep.  Chris nailed this one.  Sleep works well for Dr. Lawn.  Two parts to this: hydrate during the day, get to bed on time at night.  11pm.  Don't know how I'll make it happen, but I'll work on it.  Dr. Lawn is used to being disappointed.

 

 

That looks pretty long, but most of it's either a tweak on what I've been tracking, or, like, cake.  So.

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22 minutes ago, Urgan said:

Here for Discworld-shaped shenanigans~ 

 

The best sort of shenanigans.

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Week 0: Day 1

 

Jocasta Wiggs

5 Deliberate practice (5 points) - 10 minutes pre-planning, 20 minutes project work, track speed

0 Swimming (optional bonus)

 

No swimming, alas.  The pool is undergoing an unfortunate chemical reaction.

 

Lady Meserole

5 Two workouts that involve punching per week (5 points per)

 

Homicidal Lord Winder

1 Cake (1 point)

 

There was cake.  This is the start of cake.

 

John Keel

1 Do the job that's in front of you (open points)

1 Cleaning up the streets of Ankh-Morpork (open points)

13 productivity bonus

 

Havelock Vetinari

5 Meditation

0 Mindfulness, observation, and research (optional bonus)

0 Wearing all the black (optional bonus)

1 Stretching or flexibility work (optional bonus)

 

I'm wearing the opposite of all black.  Multiple colors and a pattern.  I'm so disappointed in myself.

 

Dr. Lawn

2 Liters of water

1 Hydration achieved? (1 point)

5 Hours of sleep (previous night)

0 11pm bedtime accomplished (5 points; previous night)

 

Total: 27 points

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Remember- dark greens and shades of grey work too.  Especially if standing still.

 

Cake - there is always time for cake. I'm curious about the cake though, since you are gluten free.  I look forward to seeing the cake, or at least knowing what are the solid hits.

 

Following, of course, even if I will have a week of catching up.

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I should read this books soon. Haven't started with the watch yet. There are a lot of things going on here.

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8 hours ago, ChrisWithaStick said:

Cake - there is always time for cake. I'm curious about the cake though, since you are gluten free.

 

I'm pretty lazy about cake.  I used to make a pretty decent primal cake, and on holidays I do a deadly flourless chocolate cake (way too rich for something like this), but for this challenge, I'm just doing Bob's Red Mill.  I've been turning their vanilla into cinnamon-swirl like cinnamon buns and slipping it in for breakfast.  (Macros are surprisingly close to a couple of pieces of toast with some stuff on 'em.)  Their chocolate is actually great, though, and I got that next.

 

8 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following because Sam Vimes.

 

Sam Vimes is the best.

 

8 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

As an IRL police chaplain, I've often wondered what it would be like to be a chaplain for the AM City Watch.

 

The mind boggles.  I think you'd get to know Igor pretty well.  Constable Visit would be a trial, even if you were Omnian.  (Do you favor Om, Blind Io, or Offler?  I've always felt Offlerian priests got a pretty sweet deal on sausages.)  Hopefully not as many funerals as in the old days, but still at least one per book.

 

6 hours ago, Luciana Valerosa Culming said:

I should read this books soon. Haven't started with the watch yet. There are a lot of things going on here.

 

The Watch are great books.  I'm super-impressed if you read these in English, I don't think they're easy books for non-native speakers.  There's so much wordplay and slang.

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In your quest for cake, be sure to avoid Mrs. Cake. When Pterry said there was a Visit in every station, he was totally and completely correct. I'd like to think I would be a priest from the Temple of Small Gods, since that's the one the watch always uses.

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3 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

In your quest for cake, be sure to avoid Mrs. Cake. When Pterry said there was a Visit in every station, he was totally and completely correct. I'd like to think I would be a priest from the Temple of Small Gods, since that's the one the watch always uses.

 

 

I was going to suggest the Temple of Small Gods, because it's sort of a Watch tradition, but I figured it wasn't binding on individual chaplains, and then got distracted by sausages.  (If I ever convert to Offlerianism, you'll know why.)

 

Mrs. Cake is definitely to be avoided.  Unless I get bitten by something undead and need a room.  That's her one better quality.

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Week 0: Day 2

 

Jocasta Wiggs

0 Deliberate practice (5 points) - 10 minutes pre-planning, 20 minutes project work, track speed

0 Swimming (optional bonus)

 

Lady Meserole

0 Two workouts that involve punching per week (5 points per) (1/2)

 

Homicidal Lord Winder

1 Cake (1 point)

 

John Keel

1 Do the job that's in front of you (open points)

0 Cleaning up the streets of Ankh-Morpork (open points)

12 productivity bonus

5 Walking my beat (hiking)

 

Havelock Vetinari

5 Meditation

0 Mindfulness, observation, and research (optional bonus)

1 Wearing all the black (optional bonus)

1 Stretching or flexibility work (optional bonus)

 

Not quite all black, but close enough for government work.  (Literally.  I couldn't kill anyone in this, but a hint of white is fine for working in the Palace.)

 

Dr. Lawn

2 Liters of water

0 Hydration achieved? (1 point)

5 Hours of sleep (previous night)

3 11pm bedtime accomplished (5 points; previous night)

 

Total: 36 points

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4 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

The Watch are great books.  I'm super-impressed if you read these in English, I don't think they're easy books for non-native speakers.  There's so much wordplay and slang.

That's why I read them in English. It's not easy to translate this stuff. I really enjoyed the books about death.

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1 hour ago, Luciana Valerosa Culming said:

That's why I read them in English. It's not easy to translate this stuff. I really enjoyed the books about death.

 

I've heard some translations are quite good, and some are not.  But even the good translations seem like something different from the English version, not really the same sense of humor or social commentary.

 

Death is fantastic.  I wish I had more Death books to read.

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14 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

 

Death is fantastic.  I wish I had more Death books to read.

 

This.

 

Oh, sorry. THIS.

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Week 0: Day 3

 

Jocasta Wiggs

5 Deliberate practice (5 points) - 10 minutes pre-planning, 20 minutes project work, track speed

0 Swimming (optional bonus)

 

I failed Jocasta Wiggs yesterday.  I must not fail today.

 

Lady Meserole

5 Two workouts that involve punching per week (5 points per) (1/2)

 

What I learned the last time I did this workout was that a) one of my feet is becoming happier with the weird tendon strain, which is good, but my lower back feels weak in the second half.  I'll probably have to add a bunch of Supermen or something.

 

Homicidal Lord Winder

1 Cake (1 point)

 

Cake supplies have been restocked.  The funny thing about eating cake is that it makes me want to be all the more paleo/primal the rest of the time.  Which is a good thing.  I was kind of hoping that might be a side effect.

 

John Keel

1 Do the job that's in front of you (open points)

0 Cleaning up the streets of Ankh-Morpork (open points)

11 productivity bonus

0 Walking my beat (hiking)

 

Not too bad on the Keeling this week, though I could stand to do more of the job that's in front of me.

 

Havelock Vetinari

5 Meditation

0 Mindfulness, observation, and research (optional bonus)

1 Wearing all the black (optional bonus)

1 Stretching or flexibility work (optional bonus)

 

Again, government-work black rather than true assassin black.  The stretching so far is mostly that Achilles tendon still, which seems to have a much better range of motion, but be mildly irritated by it.  I figure it's just part of making progress, rather than something to worry about.

 

Dr. Lawn

2 Liters of water

0 Hydration achieved? (1 point)

7 Hours of sleep (previous night)

0 11pm bedtime accomplished (5 points; previous night)

-1 for bad life choices

 

I am barely clinging to the tenets of Dr. Lawn here, which he would no doubt be unsurprised by, being unsurprised by basically anything except good fortune.  I need to drink more and sleep more.  I tried last night to hit that bedtime, and totally failed.  Partly a couple of big things left to do, which I should try not to let happen, and partly I'm starting to suspect we eat too late at night most nights.  There's a limited amount I can do about that, except maybe work out before bed to get rid of some of the extra energy.

 

Total: 38 points

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Excellent challenge theme. :D For once I am ahead of the curve and have already read the book.

 

I agree that having good cake makes it easier to resist other temptations. Today at work we have mint M&Ms and ice cream drumsticks. I looked at both of them and resolved to hold out for better quality chocolate at home. This weekend I'm planning on making cheesecake. I bought the cream cheese for an abandoned cooking project last month. It is just taking up valuable space in the fridge. Elf and Dumbledore both agreed that chocolate cheesecake would be just the thing. This will be more dark side persuasion for Elf.

 

Too bad on not having swimming available. I hope they get the pool chemistry straightened out soon.

 

Does all the activity mean that your new opportunity came through and you are getting ready to relocate?

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Take care about the kind of exercise you do and how close to bed you do it. I find I sleep really well on aikido nights, because I am exhausteds from the commute, not to mention practice itself. Higher intensity work might energize you rather than exhaust, lol. 

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3 minutes ago, Mistr said:

Excellent challenge theme. :D For once I am ahead of the curve and have already read the book.

 

It is the very best book. :)  And a strangely fun challenge.

 

4 minutes ago, Mistr said:

Does all the activity mean that your new opportunity came through and you are getting ready to relocate?

 

The relocation is mandatory whether or not the opportunity comes through, so you can see why stress levels are high.  It's playing a little havoc with my planning ability, but it's so far down on the list of things that are doing so that you wouldn't believe it.

 

7 minutes ago, Mistr said:

Too bad on not having swimming available.

 

I'm seriously craving it today, too.  I'd really love to get an hour in the pool with some podcasts before bed.  It's fabulously de-stressing.  Part exercise, part weightlessness in the dark, part entertainment.  I sleep super-well if I get a lot of exercise at night.  And it fits into my schedule well.  I'm really feeling the need for some long, slow exercise, but I can't figure out how to find the time any time between 8am and 10pm

 

12 minutes ago, Mistr said:

This weekend I'm planning on making cheesecake. I bought the cream cheese for an abandoned cooking project last month. It is just taking up valuable space in the fridge. Elf and Dumbledore both agreed that chocolate cheesecake would be just the thing.

 

Cheesecake is an excellent choice, and is flexible enough to fit nearly any dietary requirements, which is splendid.  That's practically a health food.

 

I picked up some chocolate protein powder this month.  Not as good as cheesecake, but I've been wondering if my protein intake is just way too low and if that'd make a difference.  (When I work hard at it, I can get to 100g/day, but given my weight and exercise patterns, I'm wondering if that's just not quite enough to do repair work with.  Which is something I already short-change with my sleep habits.)  So this month may have more chocolate milkshakes than usual.  I'm going to be way done with sugar when it's over.

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3 minutes ago, Urgan said:

Take care about the kind of exercise you do and how close to bed you do it. I find I sleep really well on aikido nights, because I am exhausteds from the commute, not to mention practice itself. Higher intensity work might energize you rather than exhaust, lol. 

 

They say that, but I've never found it to be true for me.  The harder the better, right before bed.  I think it's a muscle relaxation thing, and burning off all sorts of energy and tension from the day.  I'm so relaxed after a really intense workout that I get great sleep.

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22 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

The relocation is mandatory whether or not the opportunity comes through, so you can see why stress levels are high.  It's playing a little havoc with my planning ability, but it's so far down on the list of things that are doing so that you wouldn't believe it.

 

Cheesecake is an excellent choice, and is flexible enough to fit nearly any dietary requirements, which is splendid.  That's practically a health food.

 

I picked up some chocolate protein powder this month.  Not as good as cheesecake, but I've been wondering if my protein intake is just way too low and if that'd make a difference.  (When I work hard at it, I can get to 100g/day, but given my weight and exercise patterns, I'm wondering if that's just not quite enough to do repair work with.  Which is something I already short-change with my sleep habits.)  So this month may have more chocolate milkshakes than usual.  I'm going to be way done with sugar when it's over.

 

Moving is a pain under the best of circumstances. Having to move along with suspense about work sounds awful.

 

I agree that cheesecake should be a health food. :D

 

Urgan has been going for 115g protein a day and IIRC, she weighs less than you. That suggests that getting more than 100g would be worth a try.

 

Are you getting enough fat?

It sounds like you are getting enough sugar and carbs. You could use whole milk yogurt or coconut milk in your chocolate milkshakes to make a drink that will sustain you longer.

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11 minutes ago, Mistr said:

Urgan has been going for 115g protein a day and IIRC, she weighs less than you. That suggests that getting more than 100g would be worth a try.

 

She definitely weighs less than me.  She's tiny.  I'm of more Ridcullyish proportions. :)

 

I am getting enough fats.  Before I relaxed my macros a bit, I was moderately low-carb, so I'm used to boosting fats to make up calories.  My carbs have climbed some lately, but they're usually under 30% of my calories.  It's just protein I have trouble with.

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16 hours ago, Mistr said:

Urgan has been going for 115g protein a day and IIRC, she weighs less than you. That suggests that getting more than 100g would be worth a try.

 

Word. 1g protein per lb of bodyweight is a good way to go for optimum recovery with lifting, assuming high enough intensity work is going down I'd try to hit that a while and see what it buys you.

 

15 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

She definitely weighs less than me.  She's tiny.  I'm of more Ridcullyish proportions. :)

 

I am getting enough fats.  Before I relaxed my macros a bit, I was moderately low-carb, so I'm used to boosting fats to make up calories.  My carbs have climbed some lately, but they're usually under 30% of my calories.  It's just protein I have trouble with.

 

113.0lbs as of this morning. Down from 113.4 and 113.2 over the last two weeks. This amuses me. 

 

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3 hours ago, Urgan said:

Word. 1g protein per lb of bodyweight is a good way to go for optimum recovery with lifting, assuming high enough intensity work is going down I'd try to hit that a while and see what it buys you.

 

I am so far from that.  I know it's the target, but it doesn't even seem achievable, given how hard it is for me to get 100g.  (Seriously, that's a lot of food!)  But I'll work my way up, at least.  I have no idea if my workouts are high-enough intensity, but I generally have a couple that are serious enough, and I have minor issues that seem like they might be inadequate recovery issues, so I want to cover my bases.

 

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Also, I love you. That is all.

 

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