Elennare Posted May 23, 2017 Report Share Posted May 23, 2017 Edit: now with theme! Last challenge went ok. Still got room for improvement, but, as always, I identified some changes I can make to help me succeed. I am still super tired from the weekend travel, so I'm really not in a creative mood right now, and thus will be adding my fancy theme later. I had an awesome trip, though. My league came in 4th in the adults and 3rd in the juniors! Given our lack of practice space AND not having a track available to practice on, I think we did really well! Watching the teams that came in first and second, I could see that we have the raw materials to do that, just not the ability to execute on it right now. Once we have our track back, I think we'll be right up there with them. Anyone got an empty warehouse in the Seattle area? Building on last challenge... Elennare prepares for battle! Or, the one where I become a roller girl for realz! Like the awesome Wrath and Demi, pictured above. I have a bout on June 17th. My very first bout, in fact. Sure, I've scrimmaged before, but not on the banked track. And, it's always different when you're playing for real. So, my theme this challenge, such as it is, is going to be roller derby! Mostly getting inspiration from the awesome ladies I skate with. And yes, these are all pictures of my league. Some of them are kind of old, but they are awesome pictures, so whatever. On to my goals! Sleep! I needs it. Sleeping on the track is unacceptable, right Wolfie? Doing better, but still got work to do. In bed by 9:30 on non-derby nights, as soon as possible on derby nights. Practice! So I can be super awesome like our junior skaters, the Peeps. Seriously. Do not underestimate junior derby girls. They are tiny, but they will mess you up. The bout where we lost, and took 3rd in the tournament was the best bout of the whole weekend. Better than the adults, in fact! This went really well last challenge. Going to up my goal to 7 practices over the course of the challenge. This number might change in June, because I think there are extra practices scheduled before the bout so we can get on the track before the game, but I haven't seen them posted yet. I should probably check the calendar... The idea is a goal of one less practice than is offered over the challenge period. Edit: I checked the calendar. I have 12 possible practices/scrimmages/bouts over the course of the challenge, assuming I don't get invited to any team practices. So, the goal is 11! Workout! I need to step up my fitness game. That was one of the big things I learned from watching Battle on the Bank. Also, some of the falls that happen on the bank are a bit gnarlier than the flat. For example: (she's not jumping, she's falling. Probably because Cattie knocked her out of the way.) I need to improve my flexibility to help not get hurt when I fall (not if, it will happen, and probably lots because I am not used to the track). Goals: lift weights at least once a week, go running at least once a week, work on flexibility. Might be yoga, but I'm also seriously considering picking up Focused Flexibility from GMB. Anyone have any experience with that program? Move! Hey look, I'm in this one! Smack is about to pass me, because she moves more than I do. The work exercise challenge is still going on. It ends on June 25th, so just a couple days longer than the NF challenge. Goal: maintain 13k+/day steps average. This includes exercise converted to steps. Trying to get 9k/day from walking turned out to be a bit much, but I think I can hit 8k. That is a bonus goal, though. As long as I maintain the average, I'm on track (it's currently a tad over 16k. I've been slacking a bit. ) Handy dandy progress tracker: Sleep! 0/28 days to bed on time Practice! 0/11 practices attended Workout! 0/4 weeks goal met Move! 0/4 weeks 13k+ average maintained 1 Quote Wood Elf Waywatcher Mandalorian (Assassin/Ranger hybrid) Link to comment
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