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I am Odinson_Rising, and my hammer lies on the ground. I want nothing more than to lift it, but I can’t. I am no longer worthy. That is the bad news. The good news is that this represents not failure, but the opportunity for success. The broken habits and missed opportunities that have contributed to my current condition are nothing more than obstacles in my path, placed not to slow or stop me, but rather to provide me with challenges to overcome. The newest obstacles in my path take the form of organizational deficiencies. I will combat these deficiencies with “Mise En Place.” Mise En Place is the culinary concept of having a place for everything and everything in its place. It represents planning, prep, and presence. The experienced chef will have not only his/her ingredients prepared and in the right place for use when they are needed, but also his/her containers, tools, cooking vessels, and dishware. No one is more prepared than the chef. For the duration of this challenge, and hopefully beyond, I will apply the concept of Mise En Place to the various aspects of my life. I will become organized and prepared. In true ranger fashion, I will be ready for anything.

So here’s where we start. The epic quest:

General:  I will become strong enough to survive the apocalypse, and further, I will become strong enough to save my loved ones, to protect them and keep them alive.

More specific: By 12.31.16, I will be able to run 5 miles without stopping, be able to climb a rope, be able to do pull ups and chin ups in sets of 5 or more, be able to squat at least my body weight, be able to deadlift at least 1.5x my bodyweight, be able to bench press my bodyweight, and be able to scale a 6 foot wall unassisted.

Challenge goals:

1.       I will, nightly, lay out all gear that I will need for the next day. This includes work clothes, exercise gear, books, paperwork, notepads, pens, lunch box, literally everything that I’ll be using in the next day. I will have it ready to go before my head hits the pillow.

2.       I will, also nightly, lay out my plan for the next day, and place it with my gear. This includes my planned workout, my “big 3” actions for the day, and a basic agenda for how the day is intended to go, overall goals, shopping lists, and anything else that’s pertinent.

3.       I will fill (nightly) and carry (daily) water bottles with me, ensuring that I have enough water to meet my current 2L water goal for each day.

4.       I will practice Mise En Place in my day to day life, using the landing/launch pad approach, so that my everyday carry (EDC) items are ready for me each morning. It’s time to retire the “where are my keys” game. I suck at it.

So there we go. Another challenge brings opportunity for growth. Best of luck, Rebels.

 

Let’s go to work.

-Odinson_Rising

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Good challenge Odinnson. Let's see how it goes.

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I seriously love that particular drawing of Thor!  Great to see you out again, Odinson.  Looking forward to another challenge!  :)

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1 hour ago, Thom Ulfhedinn said:

Good challenge Odinnson. Let's see how it goes.

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Thanks! Glad to see you again!

10 minutes ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

I seriously love that particular drawing of Thor!  Great to see you out again, Odinson.  Looking forward to another challenge!  :)

It was a good find! Great to see you too!

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Swinging_Jarnbjorn: Lv 1 Asgardian Ranger

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Hello, fellow Rumrunner shipmate. I really, really like your goals. I think that it's excellent that you have your why along with your what. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this challenge plays out for you. 

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17 hours ago, sozzielou said:

Hey, how's it going?

 

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Lol Oh my I love that gif! Things are....interesting in my life right now. This is the first challenge in near to a year about which I've been excited, and things just got complicated for me. My plan is to power through, and use this experience as an example for the future. If I can get through this, I can get through anything. I hope you all are doing well!

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17 hours ago, sozzielou said:

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Thanks! So I'm walking a little funny today, because on Saturday, I went down to San Diego and got a little bit muddy at the Gladiator Rock 'n Run, taking on the Super wave! I climbed and lifted and carried and burpee'd, and most importantly, I helped people meet goals and defeat obstacles! Such a blast! My challenge participation took a bit of a hit last week, but I'm back on a strong run. Let's do this!

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Way to go on the Gladiator Rock and Roll. Looks like even if life is throwing you curveballs, you're Rangering through very well.

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I'd never heard of the Gladiator Rock 'N Run, but i checked out their website, and it looks pretty awesome. Glad it went well. One of my favorite part of running Tough Mudders is helping people through the obstacles. Wife usually chastises me for spending too much time helping other people over some of the walls. 

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On 7/5/2016 at 2:34 PM, Jormungand said:

I'd never heard of the Gladiator Rock 'N Run, but i checked out their website, and it looks pretty awesome. Glad it went well. One of my favorite part of running Tough Mudders is helping people through the obstacles. Wife usually chastises me for spending too much time helping other people over some of the walls. 

I get that a lot! However, the helping is what I love. I'm not competing against anyone else. I'm at war with complacency, mediocrity, and apathy. The day I put myself before someone who needs help, whether in life or in an event, I've lost that war.

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