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about me
lover of cookies, bikes, music, llw, and lounging. liker of many other things.

This is me cramping my way through the Santa Monica mountains at the inaugural Malibu Gran Cookie Dough/Phil's Fondo. Would be nice to do more epic rides like this without my legs trying to kill me.

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about this challenge
Focusing on 3 things. Doing more of what I love, improving my physical health, and improving the living part of life.


 

 

Freewheel Burning

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Double my mileage and climbing from last year

2015 completed: 797mi + 5180ft climbed
2016 completed: 2240mi + 63533ft climbed

2017 goal: 4500mi + 128000ft climbed

[500mi + 12.5k ft climbed this challenge]
- 100mi + 2.5k ft climbed per week

--> Week 1: 9/100mi[9/100] 184/2,500ft[184/2,500]

--> Week 2: 51.4/100mi[60.4/200] 2,802/2,500ft[2,986/5,000]

--> Week 3: 28.5/100mi[88.9/300] 351/2,500ft[3,337/7500]

--> Week 4: 33.1/100mi[122/400] 1860/2,500ft[5,197/10,000]

--> Week 5: 44.4/100mi[166.4/500] 2,622/2,500ft[7,819/12,500]

'Till I Collapse

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Go to gym 2x a week, core workout 3x a week

- SS workout at the gym, Posture correction workout from Tom Danielson's Core Advantage ideally done before a ride but any time acceptable

--> Week 1: 0/2 0/3

--> Week 2: 0/2 1/3

--> Week 3: 1/2 2/3

--> Week 4: 1/2 2/3

--> Week 5: 0/2 1/3

 

Ham N Eggs
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Eat more veggies

- 3-5 cups of vegetables a day

- 1 vegan/vegetarian meal a week

--> Week 1: 2/7 1/1

--> Week 2: 3/7 1/1

--> Week 3: 4/7 2/1

--> Week 4: 5/7 2/1

--> Week 5: 4/7 3/1

 

Got to Give It Up
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Declutter enough to make cleaning room a non-issue

- Pare down wardrobe
- Get all books/DVDs/etc on shelves neatly

- Get rid of unnecessary papers/letters/etc

- Pare down random things

- Vacuum & mop

--> wardrobe: Complete!

--> books/DVD/CD: In progress (Move from wire shelf, Bookshelf, Entertainment center, Bedside, Current reference)

--> papers/letters: Complete!

--> random: Not yet started

--> clean: 

 

Bonus
Do Yourself A Faver

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Read 12 books this year

- Finish reading Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team for the first book of the year

--> 171/276

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"You don't life for be sad, no?"

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Did you say cookie?

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Welcome aboard!

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Half-Ork Scout Leader
Running PRs : 5K 24m16s | 10K 53m32s | 15K 1h18m09s | Half Marathon 2h1m44s | Marathon 4h42m2s 
Past Challenges #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13  #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22
                               #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30 #31 #32 #33 #34 #35 #36 #37 
Current Challenge : # 38 Strickland5 respawns

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87, with 4 climbs. By far the best ride I've ever done. Sections on the highway by the ocean and climbs up roads I've driven on many times. Driving through couldn't lay a finger on crawling my way through on a bike. Feels like the middle of nowhere until you hit a section of mansions, lol

 

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"You don't life for be sad, no?"

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Confusing that these start on Sunday while my scheduling works on a Monday start. Should be able to be more productive challenge-wise this week since I've gotten most of the other stuff I needed to do out of the way and classes don't start until Friday. Hopping on the bike earlier was the most fun I've had all year! lol

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"You don't life for be sad, no?"

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