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Epic Quest :-  Run a Marathon.  This has been a goal of mine for a while now, a couple of years ago I was on track for this after completing 5 half marathons during the year, so I signed up for a full marathon, then suffered a stress fracture to my shin and have had injuries/niggles ever since.  I will run a marathon though, and all of my challenges will contribute towards that goal in some way.

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1. Get Strong:- I've never had much strength, always had a weak grip, never done any lifting at the gym.  I've started the Stronglifts 5x5 program this week.  So 3 times per week follow the program.  Except 29th Aug - 5th Sept I'll be away camping with the family, so on my usual lifting days I will instead do a bodyweight workout.

 

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2. Travel to Mordor:- Log distance walked/cycled/rowed or run each day.  Minimum of 5 minutes per day.

 

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3. Stretch:- I've always been lax stretching.  i know not stretching is bad. Minimum of 5 minutes stretching Calfs & Hamstrings evryday.  None lifting days this will be upped to minimum 20 min full body stretching / yoga

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Level 4|TIE Fighter Pilot Scout

 

|STR 9|DEX 1|STA 3|CON 6|WIS 3|CHA 1|

 

 

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

 

 

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I'm not putting down any XP points and stuff this time around, I'm using this challenge group as some extra accountability.

 

Forgot the challenge started yesterday (what a great start!) until late last night, but I did get my minimum 5 mins of stretching in before bed.

 

Week#1

Sunday - 5 min of stretching done.  my god I'm not very bendy, when attempting to touch my toes I can just manage mid-shin.  Lets see what difference a month can make!

Monday - SL5x5 workout done. 6 mins on the rower afterwards (1.3 Km logged towards Mordor).

Tuesday - didn't do my planned 20 min stretching routine :( did manage a couple of half hearted calf & hamstring stretches.  Walked 1.8 miles

Wednesday - SL5x5 workout done, preceding by 2K on bike whilst I waited for the equipment to be free. jelly legs. walked 2.1 miles

Thursday - missed my planned stretching routine again :(

Friday - SL5x5 workout done

Saturday

Sunday

Level 4|TIE Fighter Pilot Scout

 

|STR 9|DEX 1|STA 3|CON 6|WIS 3|CHA 1|

 

 

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

 

 

1st challenge   2nd challenge  3rd challenge   4th challenge  5th Challenge  6th Challenge Current Challenge

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