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Part Two: The Force Is With Me

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This is episode two of my Star Wars challenge

A little background info:

My goal for the year - similar to last year - is to do as many OCR's as possible, the only difference this year is that I want to do well in races and not just be a "fun runner". I'm nowhere near "elite OCR" material, but that's no reason I shouldn't push myself and see what I'm truly capable of. The OCR group that I'm a member of (Mudstacle) has a league where points are awarded for taking part in certain races. My aim is to do as well as I can in the qualifying events and get some decent points on the league table.

 

To do this, I'm going to really need to up my game. I need to become a better, faster runner and more efficient on obstacle completion. This isn't going to be easy, but if I really want this, I'm going to need to become disciplined, I'm going to need dedication. I'm going to need to be a mother fucking Jedi. 

 

*NOW WITH ADDED DROIDS!*

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My goals are similar to the last challenge with a few adjustments. As much as I want to be a Jedi, right now, what I need to be is a Droid. I struggled with consistency near the end of the last challenge, so I'm thinking like a robot to make sure I get shit done.

 

Goal 1: Run

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Run at least 3 times a week

I had this as 4 times last challenge and I burnt out pretty quickly, probably due to everything else I'm trying to do alongside running. So I'm sticking with 3 runs a week, one mid-week run, parkrun on a Saturday and a long run on Sunday.

 

Goal 2: Strength and Grip Strength

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Strength training 2-3 times a week

Grip strength will be worked into these sessions. Climbing counts as both strength and grip work. My goal this challenge is to try to plan my strength training sessions a bit better so I don't miss out on the grip work and make sure all areas get a proper workout.

 

Goal 3: Tracking

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Bullet Journal

I started a bullet Journal last challenge but struggled to keep up with logging. I really want to be more organised so I'm going to keep this going. I'm also going to use it to keep a 'casual' food log. I'm not focusing on calories, I just want to be a bit more mindful of what I'm eating as I tend to eat crap and then have issues with my stomach. 

 

As this is an ongoing challenge, I'll be starting straight away.

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I love your star wars theme! If you don't mind me asking, where do you climb? I've been trying to dip my toe into rock climbing, but the availability at my uni isn't that great.

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2 hours ago, Miw_Sher said:

 

 

Following along for inspiration. :)

 

 

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1 hour ago, mr_willes said:

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Afbeeldingsresultaat voor this is the droid you're looking for

 

 

 

I have one of those! My cat absolutely hates it.

 

1 hour ago, Rhovaniel said:

I love your star wars theme! If you don't mind me asking, where do you climb? I've been trying to dip my toe into rock climbing, but the availability at my uni isn't that great.

 

I go to The Arch in Burnt Oat (near Edgware). This is a bouldering centre. I haven't found any bouldering outside of London, but you can do top rope at the sports centre in St Albans. It's where I went when I first started and the people there are lovely.

 

12 minutes ago, crashy said:

May the force be with you. Following.

 

Hi there crashy, thanks for the follow

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Monday 6th Feb

Went climbing last night. It's been like ages since I last climbed and it really showed. My hands and forearms were goosed after an hour. I completed most of the blue problems but some of the walls had been scrubbed for resetting so the choice was a bit limited. I went down a grade to the tiger problems and focused on doing them in a slow and controlled way, which felt pretty good. Once I was done I spent about 20 minutes doing some yoga to cool down.

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Following!  And I'm with you on the grip training.  It really ought to be an easy thing to manage, but it tends to fall through the cracks a lot.  

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37 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

I go to The Arch in Burnt Oat (near Edgware). This is a bouldering centre. I haven't found any bouldering outside of London, but you can do top rope at the sports centre in St Albans. It's where I went when I first started and the people there are lovely.

Thanks for this. Definitely checking those two out. Especially since my partner has family in Edgware, so we go there a fair amount. :) 

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Following along again.

 

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3 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

I have one of those! My cat absolutely hates it.

 

Haha I have one too!  It's so fun.   BB-8 is freaking adorbs man. 

But Chopper has become my favorite Droid these days.

 

Following along Jedi friend!

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20 hours ago, Starpuck said:

 

Haha I have one too!  It's so fun.   BB-8 is freaking adorbs man. 

But Chopper has become my favorite Droid these days.

 

Following along Jedi friend!

 

I love Chopper. That little guy is such a freaking psycho. Can you imagine if you got Chop and K-2SO in the same room? They'd probably bring about the end of humanity.

 

9 hours ago, Big_Show said:

Yay! Added droids!

 

Ey up, chuck! Nope, I just can't pull that off. Lets just stick with Hello.

 

3 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Following for support and OCR jelly

 

And now I can't stop thinking about lime jelly. #foodbrain

 

2 hours ago, Rab397 said:

Since i am running 4 OCR's this year i am following you. Also our challenges are very similar so i am looking forward to reading about your progres and cheering you on :)

 

Hey Rab, it's great to have you. I'll have to track down your challenge. As soon as I get a bit of time, I'm going to set up an accountability group for OCR nutters. There's so many of us!

 

2 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

Following along :D 

 

...and this time I'm gonna try real hard to actually keep up!

 

 

I know that feeling. The challenge hasn't even started yet and I'm behind already. 

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Tues 7th Feb

 

Had a complete rest day yesterday. The only thing I did was spend a bit of time foam rolling my glutes as they've been a complete bugger lately. 

 

Work has been a total nightmare the last few days. Some shit hit the fan again (thankfully, not as bad as last time) so it's been a bit stressy. So today I'm using my droid-ness(?) to deal with the stress. I'm focusing on sorting the problem and trying not to fall down the rabbit hole of angry and frustrated thoughts of why this happened or why it's me that has to fix it. I'm just getting on with it. Once it's dealt with, I can take all my frustrations running with me this evening and leave them on the pavement.

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23 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Once it's dealt with, I can take all my frustrations running with me this evening and leave them on the pavement.

Good thinking. Exercise always helps to let it out, it's a great form of mental decompression

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47 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

 

I love Chopper. That little guy is such a freaking psycho. Can you imagine if you got Chop and K-2SO in the same room? They'd probably bring about the end of humanity.

 

If you don't mind mixing universes, I recommend throwing Marvin the Paranoid Android into that mix.

49 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Hey Rab, it's great to have you. I'll have to track down your challenge. As soon as I get a bit of time, I'm going to set up an accountability group for OCR nutters. There's so many of us!

 

Yes! :love_heart:

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Omg, that Obiwan MEME, bwuahaha.  Funny!    Because it's so true.

 

Sounds like you are approaching the stress with the right mind.    Run it off, run it off.  Yes.    Though sometimes, it's so hard to get out the door even when you KNOW you will feel better after.

 

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