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Heyah friends! In typical RangerBrain fashion I want to try all the things (!TM), I am looking for some virtual 5ks to get started on some running type stuff... and someone to tell me it's not too insane to be thinking about signing up for a ToughMudder when I've never even run a 5k... kaythxbai!

 

 

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5 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

and someone to tell me it's not too insane to be thinking about signing up for a ToughMudder when I've never even run a 5k... kaythxbai!

 This sounds perfectly reasonable to me. 

 

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6 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

I am looking for some virtual 5ks to get started on some running type stuff... and someone to tell me it's not too insane to be thinking about signing up for a ToughMudder when I've never even run a 5k

What's insane about that? It's exactly what I did ;)

 

In all seriousness my running would not have come on nearly as much as it has without that monstrosity hanging there on the horizon. Nothing quite like a commitment to a 20k  course to make you learn to run far.

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On a more serious note, unless you're competing (like @EricMN does) OCRs are more about making it to the finish line, at least the first couple of times. Then it's about tackling the obstacles and of course it's always about having fun. You can always take breaks, jog or walk from obstacle to obstacle so don't worry about that. I'd say you'd better focus on strength and the technique that will allow you to deal with certain obstacles first. There's a nice accountability group that might assist you and others down the muddy path.

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14 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

Heyah friends! In typical RangerBrain fashion I want to try all the things (!TM), I am looking for some virtual 5ks to get started on some running type stuff... and someone to tell me it's not too insane to be thinking about signing up for a ToughMudder when I've never even run a 5k... kaythxbai!

 

 

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Do it!!! There were tons of people doing a walk/jog between obstacles on the ToughMudder I did last year, so don't worry too much about having to run the whole way.

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14 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

Heyah friends! In typical RangerBrain fashion I want to try all the things (!TM), I am looking for some virtual 5ks to get started on some running type stuff... and someone to tell me it's not too insane to be thinking about signing up for a ToughMudder when I've never even run a 5k... kaythxbai!

 

I'm planning to do the same thing regarding ToughMudder! So go for it! Learn by doing!

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On 4/22/2017 at 0:38 PM, DarK_RaideR said:

Also, on that unicorn poop thing...

 

 

If that Instagram doesn't think I would absolutely eat three snickers in a row, clearly they have never seen me post-workout, ready to chew the arm off a chair. If it's a light day I *might* take the time to unwrap them...

 

and at least Snickers has fiber!

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10 minutes ago, DJtrippyT said:

 

If that Instagram doesn't think I would absolutely eat three snickers in a row, clearly they have never seen me post-workout, ready to chew the arm off a chair. If it's a light day I *might* take the time to unwrap them...

 

and at least Snickers has fiber!

 

My fitness-based Insta often serves me ads for local pubs, including photos of delicious pub food. HATES IT.

 

Also, I love people freaking out about the sugar in that when it's less than a 20oz bottle of coke...

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Does anyone know an anti-rain dance?  I seriously need one.  Last night my area broke the record for most rain between Oct 1 and the end of April, we're over a foot above average rainfall for that time frame, AND it's supposed to keep raining the rest of the week (and maybe beyond?)!  I would really like to be able to use water in my house again...  :(  Stupid septic tank. 

 

Is there a point where housing reaches a saturation where it becomes more expensive to have one little section of an area that's not on the sewer lines?  Because the developments on either side of us have sewer, there's more houses going in in both directions, and it would be nice if they would just decide to connect everything up so my house can have sewer as well.

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5 hours ago, Elennare said:

Does anyone know an anti-rain dance?  I seriously need one.  Last night my area broke the record for most rain between Oct 1 and the end of April, we're over a foot above average rainfall for that time frame, AND it's supposed to keep raining the rest of the week (and maybe beyond?)!  I would really like to be able to use water in my house again...  :(  Stupid septic tank. 

 

Is there a point where housing reaches a saturation where it becomes more expensive to have one little section of an area that's not on the sewer lines?  Because the developments on either side of us have sewer, there's more houses going in in both directions, and it would be nice if they would just decide to connect everything up so my house can have sewer as well.

Where do you live? My area (Washington state) is breaking records for rain. My rain dance must have been successful today though, it was supposed to rain, but it actually even got a bit sunny.

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On 4/24/2017 at 10:06 AM, Mizbrek said:

 

 

 

Also, I love people freaking out about the sugar in that when it's less than a 20oz bottle of coke...



THISSSSSS is exactly what I was going to say. #EndUnicornShaming lmao


anyways, someone pass me some water... have a shit ton of it to drink this challenge.

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On 4/24/2017 at 10:29 AM, Elennare said:

Does anyone know an anti-rain dance?  I seriously need one.  Last night my area broke the record for most rain between Oct 1 and the end of April, we're over a foot above average rainfall for that time frame, AND it's supposed to keep raining the rest of the week (and maybe beyond?)!  I would really like to be able to use water in my house again...  :(  Stupid septic tank. 

 

Is there a point where housing reaches a saturation where it becomes more expensive to have one little section of an area that's not on the sewer lines?  Because the developments on either side of us have sewer, there's more houses going in in both directions, and it would be nice if they would just decide to connect everything up so my house can have sewer as well.


Same. I'm on the CA/Ore border. More rain today. The good news is I think we are finally going to dry out by Thursday.

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2 hours ago, tishnicden said:


Same. I'm on the CA/Ore border. More rain today. The good news is I think we are finally going to dry out by Thursday.

I hope so .We're heading down to the Oregon Coast. It sure would be nice to have some dry weather while we were there.

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*stumbles in late*

 

Sorry I've not been keeping up with all you fine folks, but to quote one of our greatest leaders, today is a good day.

 

This round's on me; make them large ones!

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2 hours ago, Jarric said:

This round's on me; make them large ones!

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*Animuse wanders in, her normally jingly merriment subdued beneath additional fuzzy warm layers of clothing as she heads to the fire, and curls up next to it. Ears that normally flick to every movement and sound now stay firmly back and away. With the sniffles eminating from behind her scarf, it's obvious she's been battling a Sickness Monster.*

 

@Tanktimus - Week 1 is beating me up. Tell it to staaaaahp [emoji32]

 

I'm not a big fan of alcohol, but I may have discovered my favorite alcoholic drink by accident when I was trying to get over being sick.  Was making myself a hot toddy, but decided to use Tazo sweet wild orange for the tea.  Couldn't reach the shelf with the booze without pulling out the step stool (which was way too much work), so I asked Husband to get it for me.  Asked for rum, but it was way in the back and Irish whiskey came out first.  So I used that (which I think is the more traditional booze in a hot toddy anyway?  I don't know, I've had people make me them with rum, vodka, and whiskey, so I really have no idea what's the "right" way to make one).  It was seriously delicious.  So I'll have one of those!  And don't skimp on the honey. [emoji4]

 

THIS. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE.

I think I have Mandarin Honeybush and some Fireball. Also some Turmeric Ginger. Maybe some Dragon's Breath will do this thing in...

 

*thunder rumbles over head*

 

Yeah, the rain craziness is hanging out in the Midwest too. I'm luckily not by any of the rivers *sniffle* but we've got flash flood warnings all over the place.

 

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9 minutes ago, animuse said:

*Animuse wanders in, her normally jingly merriment subdued beneath additional fuzzy warm layers of clothing as she heads to the fire, and curls up next to it. Ears that normally flick to every movement and sound now stay firmly back and away. With the sniffles eminating from behind her scarf, it's obvious she's been battling a Sickness Monster.*

 

@Tanktimus - Week 1 is beating me up. Tell it to staaaaahp emoji32.png

 

 

 

THIS. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE.

I think I have Mandarin Honeybush and some Fireball. Also some Turmeric Ginger. Maybe some Dragon's Breath will do this thing in...

 

*thunder rumbles over head*

 

Yeah, the rain craziness is hanging out in the Midwest too. I'm luckily not by any of the rivers *sniffle* but we've got flash flood warnings all over the place.

 

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Ok week 1

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Ok week 1

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Oh good, thank you! :3

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Rangers, week 1 has been severely beaten and now needs years of therapy to recover. Week 2 is before us. Our theme today is definition. I can hear you thinking, "Chap, what kind of battle cry is definition?" Well, for one thing, if you have seen an unabridged dictionary in print lately, it makes one heck of a weapon. The real reason I bring it up is because we define ourselves. We may sometimes let others define us, but that is only because we choose to accept they definitions we think they are giving us and making them our own. I've always been a 50/50 guy on the nature vs nurture debate, but perhaps it's time to suggest 30/30/40, between nature, nurture, and choices. Personality theorists don't often take personal choices into account when discussing where our personalities derive. I am not one of those, I'm simply telling you that you have the power to define yourself. Don't like something about yourself? Change your definition, then do the work to make that definition reality. The messages we tell ourselves have great bearing on who we think we are, and consequently how we act. Tell yourself "I'm worthless" a whole bunch and you'll find you don't feel motivated to do healthy things becuase you don't feel like you're worth it. Tell yourself "I'm a good and healthy person" all the time and you might just find you make better choices becuase you are a healthy person, and that is what healthy people do. 

 

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Love all of this, Tank. Especially the thing about defining yourself. It's something I struggle with alot, but it's so so true. The only people allowed to define us are ourselves.

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