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Based on my moderate success securing my castle in the last challenge, I'm heading into the next challenge with some similar goals.

 

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  1. Don't eat like an idiot! This mantra pulled me out of a couple of potentially sticky situations. Also, I'm going to track every day on MFP. It significantly helps link my eating with mindfulness. 
  2. Do PT daily! I want to get back into running, and my #1 limiter is my set of janky knees. Really, it's not my knees' fault. They're just the victims of my horribly snug hammies and quads. What's a girl to do? Well, I have access to the MWOD site and Kelly Starrett's youtube channel. I also have a significant amount of trial-and-error experience with trying to get my legs working again. Specifically, I'm going to be working on hip extension with my leg flexed and hammie flexibility. 
  3. Get one intense/CF workout in every week and one run. There are some things that I will accept in exchange for either of those exercises... namely, the snowshoeing I'm hoping to do in the next few weeks!

 

There tends to be a slow-down every time I launch a challenge. To mitigate that, I'm putting Tapatalk on my tablet and phone. I'll be posting daily on my thread, bonus for posting on someone else's as well. If nothing else, I'll report what stretches/exercises I did the day before. 

 

My Why: In the upcoming year, I have several "checkpoints" that I'm training to be prepared for. In March, a very fit co-worker has invited me to go snowshoeing during a visit to Quebec. In July, M and I will be going to my his family reunion in Utah, and we will be the fittest couple there (even if M's sisters are faster than me, they can't do as many pull-ups!). On that note, M just finished building his truck for his tree/arborist business. As a result, I'm looking forward to doing tree jobs with him starting next month. This involves using chainsaws, hauling branches and rounds, running as the Gofer' for the climbers, and hopefully some climbing myself. In any case, I'm going to need to be extremely fit to be useful, let alone keep up!

 

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Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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13 minutes ago, x Valkyrie x said:

Also, where in Utah? And when?? I'm in Utah! #nerdfitnessmeetup??

 

We're heading to Heber City, I think... but it might be more in the Cedar City direction. Wherabouts are you?

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Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Just now, x Valkyrie x said:

I'm in northern Utah, up past Salt Lake, so it's a bit of a drive from Cedar!

 

Aaaah, I drove right by you last winter on my way up to Idaho Falls/Rexburg! I flew into SLC and drove up 15, back via Logan. 

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

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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It's hard to get steps in while I'm on site teaching. My hammies are super tight from yesterday's 2-ish mile wog. Surprisingly, my calves are really tight, too. The good news is that I got my yoga on this morning before class!

Tonight I had a sort of junk food dinner with an old friend from college. We planned a blitz hike through the Enchantments for the summer over ramen and beer... It's another thing to look forward to!!

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

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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17 hours ago, x Valkyrie x said:

What's a wog? And where are the Enchantments, is that a mountain range? Summer planning is always fun!

 

"Wog" is a word that my running buddies in Uni and I made up for the days that we really didn't feel like doing our marathon training jogs. They were either "waddle-jogs" or "walk-jogs," depending on how sore we were and how our mobility was! 

 

The Enchantments is the name for an area of peaks and lakes in the Cascade mountain range. It's reached by something called Asgard Pass, if that tells you anything... 

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(photo from the wikipedia page)

 

With that, I'm off to brave the 40* rain for a halftime mini-jog. Yuck, but even after yesterday's snowshoe trip, it needs to happen... even a mile would be good! 

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Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Whew, almost 2 miles yesterday. There's a route near home that's a little brutal in that it spends the first mile going up, the next half mile going down, and the last half mile just zig-zagging around the block. I'm hoping for a 3 mile run this week. Once I'm up to a regular 3 mile run, I'm establishing my base line for the rest of my running training. Regardless of what you plan on running, the first 3 miles are the hardest. I've tested it from 5k's to marathons to everything in between, and it has held true! So within a few weeks, I should be able to move on to what I have really enjoyed in the past; 5-6 mile trots around the forest lands. 

 

CrossFit planned today (first of the year!), yoga before the run yesterday, and hopefully more mobility work today. I also haven't been eating too stupidly. Yesterday I ate when I was hungry, didn't eat when I wasn't, and enjoyed a beer and popcorn at the end of the evening. That left me a little funky feeling in the morning, but still... I enjoyed what I ate, didn't mitigate my carb intake, and felt okay about my day overall. 

 

And because my post has been so scatterbrained this afternoon, here's a trip hammer drawing out a sword tang... over... and over... and over... 

 

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Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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I cross-posted this to the "what was your WOD" thread, but here's how yesterday went:

 

Klokov snatch warm up

 

3x3 snatch drops

3x3 tall squat snatches

 

10 minutes EMOM 

Floor pulls (or legless rope climbs) on odd minutes

Rest on even minutes

 

3RFT

21 kcal row

15 bar-over-burpees

9 squat snatches 

13:52

 

Even after a few months off, I can still do legless rope climbs :D my hands are tender today... And I have nothing on this guy!

 

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In the evening, we had a monstrous beef roast with veggies for my bf's dad's birthday. Followed by cake and ice cream! I ate tons, but I didn't feel like an idiot doing it... could I be approaching the point where I can eat more than I need without the shame/guilt cycle kicking me into a downward spiral?

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Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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could I be approaching the point where I can eat more than I need without the shame/guilt cycle kicking me into a downward spiral?

In short, no. Today was ugly.

I ate like an idiot. All day.

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

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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ok, so own it (like you have) and move on. Make your next meal reasonable and healthy. Come up with a plan for the one after that. Spiral ended.

 

You are an awesome strong woman who can do pullups and are doing some kind of epic snowshoeing quest and completely rocked the lumberjack ball. No need for shame/guilt.

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1 hour ago, Xena said:

ok, so own it (like you have) and move on. Make your next meal reasonable and healthy. Come up with a plan for the one after that. Spiral ended.

 

You are an awesome strong woman who can do pullups and are doing some kind of epic snowshoeing quest and completely rocked the lumberjack ball. No need for shame/guilt.

 

*sigh* it's hard to argue with a Ranger Princess.

 

I didn't eat totally awesome today, but I ate much better, went on a run that looped into the woods, and spent the last hour bucking, splitting, and hauling wood with my bf. A few minutes ago, I dumped some pasta in the healthy crock pot chicken soup that's been on the counter since noon, then went to the coals of the fire and rekindled it with splinters of the cedar we just brought home. Moving on is happening, spiral ended. 

 

Also, actually splitting wood should count x2 in the mini. It is far more backbreaking (back strengthening?) than swinging around a splitting maul in my home office. 

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

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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14 hours ago, IslandGirl_Becks said:

spiral ended. 

 

Sort of... I still had a cliff bar after breakfast. I don't know what the deal is with my system right now. I need to hike more! 

 

So, aside from struggling with the "don't eat like an idiot" side of things, here's how the rest of my goals are going. 

 

2. Do yoga/PT daily: I've strung up my hip-ungluer (my name for my big purple rubber band) to my desk, and set my shoulder-ungluer (my smaller, red rubber band) on top of my desk. That way, I can do dislocates while at my desk. I still don't have a stupid-easy way to open up the front of my shoulders, which would feed my mid back some slack. With 2/3 of the truck load of wood still needing to be split, that will be my next thing to take care of. 

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(Leslie shouldn't be fake-splitting with a felling ax)

 

3. Crossfit happened Monday, the run happened yesterday. CrossFit is happening again this afternoon, and I'm hoping to get a run in this weekend. I felt yesterday that I could have gone farther, but my lower legs probably need a while yet to acclimate to the pounding. 

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

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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6 hours ago, x Valkyrie x said:

I love that you're actually splitting wood, LumberJane!

Haha I have to get in shape for doing tree work!! My boyfriend took the better part of the load to work with him so I wouldn't be tempted to go outside and chop when I'm supposed to be working... 

 

 

Tonight's CF workout:

 

3x15 squats while bear-hugging something awkward (#40 kb) - this was strangely like lifting log rounds

 

3 RFT 

10 renegade man makers (12.5# DBs)

10 box step ups

10 OH walking lunges

10:04

 

That WOD was 90% man makers, 10% everything else... 

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

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Wow, those are like burpees, but worse!

We had an extra push up between rows, so yeah, it was like "Burpees, meet your new best friends, push ups and thrusters!" The only good thing is that you lift a fraction of the weight you would with a thruster, and they are slower than burpees!

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

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Oof, I've been sore today from Friday's workout. #40 squats shouldn't leave me sore. I also seem to be in a PMS tailspin, despite a moderate forestland hike yesterday (~4.5 mi) and wood splitting plus a walk into town today. Bad eating, bad attitude, and no desire to change... I gotta figure it out.

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

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Week 1 summary:

 

  1. Don't eat like an idiot! I ate a bunch of shit starting Tuesday last week. I know what I ought to do, but don't really want to do it. Here's my new mantra for the week: 

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  1. Do PT daily! I've done something every day. Red band on shoulders, Good Mornings and squats for my legs... 
  2. Get one intense/CF workout in every week and one run. 2x CrossFit, 1 run (~2.4mi run)
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Forecast was for rain this week, so I got my run in just after lunch (yaaay for project days working from home!). 2.3 miles, feeling good! Plus, it counted towards the mini!

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

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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