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12 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

 

UFO reports coming in as a floating light has been reported darting around over local Parkour park late at night!

 

I'm sure this is what the people smoking weed in the car park will think!

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1 hour ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

I ended up eating a packet of Jaffa Cakes instead.

 

Probably my fault :P Sorry! Is it even possible not to eat these by the packet? 

 

1 hour ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Went to the gym at lunchtime and did shoulders and back. I got thoroughly irritated by the man behind me who kept slamming the weights down after each set. Not dropping, slamming with force. Being British, I expressed this irritation with lots of tutting and eye-rolling. 

 

What about heavy sighing? Did you give him the heavy sigh treatment too? That'll teach him!  You know anyone doing that is simply begging for attention like a yappie puppy.

 

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16 hours ago, Maigahane said:

I'm going to have to figure out what these are after all the talk about them lately

 

They're little cakes about the size of a cookie, they have a sweet orange jelly topping with dark chocolate over the top. Might not be something you can find over there, but a common British treat. I'm starting to think I should mail everyone a packet so they can try them!

 

16 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

 

Probably my fault :P Sorry! Is it even possible not to eat these by the packet? 

 

What about heavy sighing? Did you give him the heavy sigh treatment too? That'll teach him!  You know anyone doing that is simply begging for attention like a yappie puppy.

 

 

I think it's illegal to leave a packet half eaten. Sighing! I forgot the sighing! That's shameful, I should have my passport revoked. ;)

 

Day 5 part 2

 

I actually managed to talk myself out of my run last night. Naughty me. I felt tired when I got home and I really really wanted to try a new bench PB and film it. I told myself if I went for a run, I'd be in no state to bench. Who knows if I was right or not, but now I need to run on Saturday morning to make up for it. 

 

Here's my bench video, cross posted from Wild Wolf's challenge. This is my first set at 37kg (even though I say 38 at the start). I did another set at this weight after this.

 

12 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

 

Here's my workout video! I kind of rambled on a bit in it and the angle of the actual lifting is a bit rubbish! It's got me hitting a new PR, messing up my plate maths and moaning at the hubs to stop touching the bar while spotting me!

 

 

 

I'm happy with the PB as I know I can do more than that if I'm not exhausted. Bench press and OHP have been a bit slow in progressing, I think it's because I haven't been doing those lifts much over the summer due to all the races. I always avoided these lifts in the week before an event as I was afraid of getting noodle arms on race day! Now the season is coming to an end, I can start focusing on these again and hopefully my numbers will start to go up a bit faster.

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Tutting and eye rolling is the correct response. Congratulations, you may now have a nice cuppa as a reward.

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49 minutes ago, Big_Show said:

Tutting and eye rolling is the correct response. Congratulations, you may now have a nice cuppa as a reward.

 

I'm about to admit something that might get me kicked out of the country. I don't like tea. Can't stand it, even the smell of it makes me gag. I'll pack my bags.

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I'm about to admit something that might get me kicked out of the country. I don't like tea. Can't stand it, even the smell of it makes me gag. I'll pack my bags.

*tuts*

*rolls eyes*

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26 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

I'm about to admit something that might get me kicked out of the country. I don't like tea. Can't stand it, even the smell of it makes me gag. I'll pack my bags.

 

There is a special place for people like you! Unfortunately it happens to be the same place where they put people who occasionally call their trousers pants :(  Still I hear they have the BEST OCRs there so it should be fine.

 

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Grrr, just went down to go for a swim, only to find that the pool is closed for use today as they've got school swimming lessons this afternoon. Which is really annoying as they told me they don't use the pool for lessons between 12-2pm. So that's my swim goal fucked for this week. They've promised me that it's only Friday's so I need to rejig my plans for the following weeks.

 

At least I'm climbing tonight so it's not a completely wasted day.

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Love the vid, you have so many medals! Congrats on the PR!

 

8 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

 

I'm about to admit something that might get me kicked out of the country. I don't like tea. Can't stand it, even the smell of it makes me gag. I'll pack my bags.

 

8 hours ago, Big_Show said:

*tuts*

*rolls eyes*

*sighs loudly*

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3 hours ago, mr_willes said:

Again great vid, was very good to see you.

 

That's life. Just waits to mess with you. Get your swim in next week, not a biggie (in grand scheme of things). Have fun at climbing!

 

Yeah, it's just irritating that I'll have an incomplete goal this week. Maybe I'll try swimming twice next week instead 

 

3 hours ago, Jarric said:

Love the vid, you have so many medals! Congrats on the PR!

 

 

*sighs loudly*

 

Thanks! Actually that holder doesnt have the bobble hats you get from dirty dozen races, I've got 4 bobble hats that are all the same! Hope you'll be sharing a picture of your medal after Sunday. 

 

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Climbing went OK tonight, I was a bit rusty after not climbing for a few weeks, so had to drop back to some of the easier tiger routes. Need to start going more regularly as my grip went faster than I expected. Got a few videos of me climbing, I'll post tomorrow once they're uploaded. Right now I need to go to sleep! Nighty night!

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Did One True Grit this morning. Instead of writing about it, here's a video review.

OK, that didn't work. How the hell do I get videos uploaded on Tapatalk?

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Just like photos

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On 10/1/2016 at 6:47 AM, Maigahane said:

I love your medal rack too! I'm wanting to get something for mine but for now there's not a lot to hang on it. I'll have to work on that :)

 

That doesn't matter. I think you should still out them on display, It's a great motivator. And I'm sure they wont be the only medals you get.

 

On 10/1/2016 at 0:20 PM, skinNbones said:

Hi was eyeing up your medals too. Good going jn the PB

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

 

I was thinking of doing a picture of all of them laid out at the end of the year. Got another one today! 

 

1 hour ago, darkfoxx said:

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I think it's my phone that's the problem, it won't let me select a video when I select upload a photo. Never mind, I'll keep doing what I'm doing and upload to YouTube.

 

Speaking of which:

 

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14 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Congrats on another good race. I hope your leg gets better. Have fun adding another medal to your wall of victory.

 

Thanks. I think it was just cramp. It's not caused me any grief since yesterday. 

 

14 hours ago, maegs said:

Sounds like a good race, hope your arms/leg are feeling better soon! 

 

I finally looked up DryRobe, and I kinda want one just for walking around in daily life, they look super cozy!

 

My legs are OK (apart from the usual bruising) but my arms are dead! I keep dropping things as my grip is completely worn out. It's been a long time since they've felt this sore after a race.

 

We've brought my friend a Dryrobe for her birthday and she plans on using it for winter dog walks!

 

8 hours ago, Xena said:

Congrats on the bench PR!

 

Thank you!

 

2 hours ago, mr_willes said:

Hope you're all rested up. Great summary, you look so comfortable doing the vid, just great to see! Dryrobe sure sounds like a fine investment. Though the OCR's i attended all had great shower and changing facilities. So not in the need for one, maybe next year (gonna try out some smaller runs). But i am glad you liked it!

 

 

I'm more nervous than I look in that video, and it wasn't the first take. I stopped and started the recording a few times and rehearsed what to say on the way back from the race! Preparation = fake confidence!

This was another event that didn't have changing facilities or showers! There were a few girls struggling to get changed in the bag drop tent afterwards. You should definitely look at some of the smaller events if you have some in your area. They always seem a bit "low rent" compared to the big ticket events, but the OCR spirit is still there and it's a great way to get your OCR fix without it costing the earth.

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Bit late

Week One Wrap Up

On 9/17/2016 at 7:29 PM, Charlie_Quinn said:

Tank 2/2

Endurance Racer 3/3

Mini Submarine 0/1

Extras: Climbing

 

Would have hit all my goals this week if the pool hadn't been closed on Friday. But on the plus side, I had to do 4 swims across a lake yesterday so that counts, right? Nope, happened on Sunday so not part of week 1. 

 

Looking forward to week 2, I'm counting yesterdays OCR as my long run. I was only 10k, but I won't get a chance to go a longer run this week so it's going to have to count. My arms are currently screwed so lifting is going to have to wait till much later in the week. Ditto for climbing. If my arms still hate me by Wednesday, I'll sub in a yoga session for lifting.

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Awesome job. Congrats on the OCR. You are going to need a bigger board! Im sure you'll destroy week 2!!

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Was thinking about your thread this weekend because I remembered another "un-sexy" thing about running. I have long fine hair. If I have it in a ponytail during certain kinds of weather, it forms a crazy, ridiculous dreadlock-y snarl on itself (I know you have short hair and are spared this particular one).

 

I went for a long run this weekend. Took a shower and washed my hair, but didn't have time to deal with the crazy medusa mess. Threw it into a knotty bun, rushed off to do something at work, and rushed over to my friend's house to watch the football game on tv. Had to spend a good 10 minutes in the bathroom combing it out during half-time. Fortunately they are very good friends and didn't think it was too weird :-)

 

Just thought I would add another one to the list

 

Image result for knotted hair

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