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So, we've been here a week now - not entirely sure where the week went. The weather has got a lot better, only a few rain storms over night and a brief one while we were on an excursion a few days ago. 

 

The trip was nice but not as active as I was hoping it would be. We took a speedboat out to a natural pool where we swam with star fish, then to Sanoa island where we basically just sat on a beach (something we could do at the hotel). At the end of the day we took a catamaran back. I enjoyed the catamaran and the natural pool, but considering how much the trip cost, it was a little bit of a let down.

 

But, we've got 2 more trips booked in a few days that are a little more up my street. The first, a zip line course in the mountains, and the second, driving terracross vehicles through the countryside where we visit a coffee and cocoa plantation and then a cinote. We were told to prepare to get muddy on that trip, which, of course, made me smile.

 

Im glad to report, eating hasn't been completely off the rails. Most of the food is grilled meat with rice or potatoes - or mashed plantin which is delicious - and vegetables.  I did go a little crazy when I found the cheese station at the buffet a few days ago, but the after effects put me off doing that again! 

 

I've been to the gym again too and even managed to drag stu in with me. Did a leg day which I've been paying for all day! 

 

Today is stu's birthday so we'll be going to the steakhouse tonight and then to the bar for a few drinks. I don't plan on drinking too much, but the rum is so strong you don't really need to. 

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That sounds fantastic! Cenotes are awesome, but can be freezing cold - which kinda feels good if you're doing a big zip lining/adventuring day out in the heat.

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On 11/11/2016 at 6:31 PM, Charlie_Quinn said:

I did go a little crazy when I found the cheese station at the buffet a few days ago

I'd die of cheese overdose #noragrets

Hope you had a great time celebrating Stu's birthday

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On Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:14 PM, darkfoxx said:

That sounds fantastic! Cenotes are awesome, but can be freezing cold - which kinda feels good if you're doing a big zip lining/adventuring day out in the heat.

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Yep, it was freezing! But it was really nice jumping in there to get out of the heat. Shame we weren't in there for very long.

 

On Monday, November 14, 2016 at 1:44 PM, mr_willes said:

Very curious to how you're ziplining went, i think that's the most fun thing to do on a vacation!

 

The ziplining was awesome! About 8 different lines in the mountains, the views were spectacular.  It was a fantastic morning, except for the excessive amount of mosquitoes!

 

On Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:32 PM, Terra said:

A little warm weather down time sounds like fun!  And of course rum for the win! 

 

Downtime is just what I needed. The rum helped too!

 

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:20 PM, Agnarr said:

I'd die of cheese overdose #noragrets

Hope you had a great time celebrating Stu's birthday

 

We had a good time, thanks. Ate delicious steak and drank a few cocktails. 

 

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I'm baaaack! Flew back home very early yesterday (holy crap it's cold). Have spent the weekend sleeping off the jetlag. It's a real bitch. Back to work tomorrow, boooo. Got a lot to catch up on on here, time to get back to real life!

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Thanks @Mad Hatter!

 

You know what's weird? Getting back from a beach holiday and seeing Christmas decorations everywhere. 

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53 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

 

Super weird. Though I find it even more weird to be on a beach holiday and seeing Christmas decorations everywhere! 

 

Funny you should say that, there was a Christmas tree and a Nativity scene at the airport when we arrived for our return flight. It jarred slightly with the the guy playing Caribbean music.

 

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Not much to report today. First day back at work and although it wasn't half as bad as I was expecting, there was still a lot to do. I've had a bit of a funny stomach since coming back on Sunday and feel really bloated and nauseated. Not sure if it's just the last few weeks catching up with me (even though I was really good with my diet while away) or what, but I don't feel like doing very much at the moment. Might just write off the rest of this challenge and start fresh next week. 

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Not much to report today. First day back at work and although it wasn't half as bad as I was expecting, there was still a lot to do. I've had a bit of a funny stomach since coming back on Sunday and feel really bloated and nauseated. Not sure if it's just the last few weeks catching up with me (even though I was really good with my diet while away) or what, but I don't feel like doing very much at the moment. Might just write off the rest of this challenge and start fresh next week. 

Welcome back! hope you feel better soon. 

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I think I'm finally over the post holiday blues and whatever the heck was wrong with my stomach, so no more excuses.

 

My mantra for today:

STOP BEING A LAZY FUCKWIT AND GO FOR A RUN THIS EVENING!!

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Just get it done! You'll feel better for it.

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Do eeeet!

 

I did eeeett!

 

22 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Just get it done! You'll feel better for it.

 

 

I got it done, It felt really crappy during the run and a bit crappy afterwards but I'm glad I went out

 

22 hours ago, Agnarr said:

Heck yeah! pump up "X gon' give it to ya" ( or whatever is your personal get-shit-done track) and go for that run

 

That's a good get-shit-done track. 

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I begrudgingly went out for a run last night. I got in and instantly got changed and went out before I could come up with some lame excuse not to go out. It was a crappy run, I've lost so much conditioning over the last few weeks. But the longer I left it, the worse the first run back would feel, so I'm glad I got it out the way now instead of waiting for the beginning of the week to "start fresh".

 

I'm ready to get started on the next challenge now. I just need some theme ideas.

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3 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

I got it done, It felt really crappy during the run and a bit crappy afterwards but I'm glad I went out

 

I know the feeling! Good work for getting out and getting it done.

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21 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Nicely done! Not to worry about it feeling crappy, you'll be right on track in just a few sessions!

 

Yep, it doesn't take long to get back into the swing of things once the first session is out the way. 

 

17 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

 

I know the feeling! Good work for getting out and getting it done.

 

Thanks. I've told my OCR buddy that I'll be at Parkrun tomorrow and offered to run with her dog so she can go for a PB. So now I have to go running tomorrow whether I like it or not!

 

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Did a strength training session last night. This wasn't too hard to get back in to, as I did use the gym a few times while away. Did barbell squats but kept the weight at 41kg for 3 sets of 5, just to ease back into them as I could only do 25kg goblet squats while away. Also did some weighted lunges to finish off the legs.

 

Once I finished legs, I pulled out the gym rings and decided to have a play around with them again. Did some rows and then Stu and I took turns seeing who could do support holds for longer (I swear, everything in our house turns into a competition). He won, but only just - they are so hard! Then I moved the rings up to the top of the pull up bar and just practiced hanging for grip strength. 

 

We might go climbing tonight, it's been so long since we've been and I'm itching to start back again. 

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1 hour ago, Mad Hatter said:

I reeeeally struggle with support holds. Don't know what it is, but I seem to have zero stability in that position. :/ 

 

Does everything turn into good competition or bad competition? :) 

 

I think I managed about 10 seconds and Stu abut 15! Considering it's supposed to be a beginner move they are stupidly hard. 

 

Oh it's always good-natured. It's more that we use our competitive natures to push each other, as opposed to it being "I win, you suck". There's never any sulking, hurt feelings or arguments afterwards.

 

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According to Facebook, I've been going climbing for a year now! Had a post pop up on timehop from when we had our climbing induction. We were doing top rope then, and did that for about 2 months before moving to bouldering. I guess we should definitely go climbing tonight now to celebrate our climb-aversary!

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2 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Thanks. I've told my OCR buddy that I'll be at Parkrun tomorrow and offered to run with her dog so she can go for a PB. So now I have to go running tomorrow whether I like it or not!

Good move! Committing yourself to do something is a sure fire way of making yourself do it!

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Happy climbaversary, hope you have fun with it tonight!

 

Good strategy on the Parkrun too, I drive the Mrs to work every Saturday morning to for me to get up for it!

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