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2017 is here, and I'm moving west ... which means wagon! 

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or perhaps

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okay not really... it means I'm leaving the City I've lived in for 18 years, in the state I've lived all my life in 

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for somewhere COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

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This challenge is all about change and starting over! 

 

Goal 1: Keep calm and move along! 

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So we're moving in about 10 days and honestly its frightening! Movers are packing up things and putting them on a truck to go cross the country at the speed of modern tracker trailers. 

 

Find 1 new place per week to visit in SFO!

 

Goal 2 : Get back to running!

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My love of running has waned of late but I want to get back to basics and run for the sake of running

 

Run 2 times a week + 1 dedicated walk

 

Goal 3 : Moderation

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This is my constant fight ... booze

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Limit myself to 6 drinks a week

 

Goal 4 : Read more!

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I've picked up all the Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser books and will read them! 

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Read on my way to and from work on the train at least 3 days a week!

Half-Ork Scout Leader
Running PRs : 5K 24m16s | 10K 53m32s | 15K 1h18m09s | Half Marathon 2h1m44s | Marathon 4h42m2s 
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5 minutes ago, IAmInfinite said:

I love the excessive perfect use of gifs :P

My gif usage is on point! 

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Or maybe overkill 

 

3 minutes ago, IAmInfinite said:

What are the books about?

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are original Sword and Sorcery "heroes". Fritz Leiber wrote a BUNCH of short stories about them back in the 70s and 80s. 

Half-Ork Scout Leader
Running PRs : 5K 24m16s | 10K 53m32s | 15K 1h18m09s | Half Marathon 2h1m44s | Marathon 4h42m2s 
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Scout of the Week - Week 6 of Challenge #42
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17 hours ago, Mike_d85 said:

Starting over can be tough as nails or easy as falling in love.  I've done it both ways in a single city.  Good luck and I'll be following you.

Thanks! - I'm hoping with all the thoughts and plans the wife and I have put into this it'll be more like falling in love.

 

16 hours ago, Beals said:

Big moves are always stressful! Hopefully focusing on running for the love of it will bring up those shiny endorphins and make you associate happy thoughts with your new home.

Definitely could take some SHINY ! 

Half-Ork Scout Leader
Running PRs : 5K 24m16s | 10K 53m32s | 15K 1h18m09s | Half Marathon 2h1m44s | Marathon 4h42m2s 
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Watching all your stuff be boxed up and put on a truck is slightly unnerving

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Half-Ork Scout Leader
Running PRs : 5K 24m16s | 10K 53m32s | 15K 1h18m09s | Half Marathon 2h1m44s | Marathon 4h42m2s 
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Current Challenge : #36 Strickland5 is feeling wayward

Scout of the Week - Week 6 of Challenge #42
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San Francisco is a fantastic place to run. Along the Embarcadero up through Fort Mason and down to the Golden Gate Bridge (and across the bridge if you're doing serious distance) is lovely. And with a bit of a commute out of town, the Iron Horse trails go for miles and miles through really neat pockets of the region you might not see otherwise. Welcome to my little corner of the world, I think you're gonna like it!

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"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."

 

           ––G. K. Chesterton

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2017-01-09 Week 1 Day 1 (I don't start on Sunday, cause that's just weird)

Goal 1: Keep calm and move along! 

 

Move is coming up soon! EEP! 

 

Goal 2 : Get back to running!

30 minute run this morning

 

Goal 3 : Moderation

Having a dinner with a friend tonight - yes there will be drinking

 

 

Goal 4 : Read more!

No reading today, as I'm not taking the train yet. 

 

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
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Current Challenge : #36 Strickland5 is feeling wayward

Scout of the Week - Week 6 of Challenge #42
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2017-01-10 Week 1 Day 2

Goal 1: Keep calm and move along! 

Furniture has been taken care of I think so yay! 

 

Goal 2 : Get back to running!

NO running as I had errands to run 

 

Goal 3 : Moderation

3 beers in 2 days ... hmm ... 

 

Goal 4 : Read more!

Did some reading while running errands so woot! 

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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
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Current Challenge : #36 Strickland5 is feeling wayward

Scout of the Week - Week 6 of Challenge #42
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2017-01-11-14 Week 1 Day 3-6

 

Goal 1: Keep calm and move along! 

! So many new places!

 

Goal 2 : Get back to running!

Partner sprints as our fairwell workout at bootcamp on Wednesday and lots of walking the past couple of days 

 

Goal 3 : Moderation

Rather unsuccessful between moving and birthday 

 

Goal 4 : Read more!

Bit of this on the players

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
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Current Challenge : #36 Strickland5 is feeling wayward

Scout of the Week - Week 6 of Challenge #42
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2017-01-15-17 Week 1 Day 7 / Week 2 Day 1,2

 

Goal 1: Keep calm and move along! 

Move has happened and new places are being explored!

 

Goal 2 : Get back to running!

Walk on Sunday and Monday mornings. 30minute run on Tuesday

 

Goal 3 : Moderation

A glass of wine with dinner Monday 

 

Goal 4 : Read more!

Loaded some D&D books onto my old Acer tablet to read! 

 

 

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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
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Current Challenge : #36 Strickland5 is feeling wayward

Scout of the Week - Week 6 of Challenge #42
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