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Moving from the Adventurer's Guild to the Rangers. It may be a temporary move, but I'm excited for this change. I still have an Adventurer's heart, but I needed to mix things up a bit.

 

Goals:

Returning to a challenge similar to my second one. Expect a lot of self-care as well as a lot of nature and love and music and joy as I seek to make this a positive and awesome summer.

 

Get Rest:

  • Wind down at sunset (limited/no technology), moderate/light physical activity (yoga, stretches, etc.)
  • In bed no later than 10:30 pm (unless impossible because of work, etc.).
  • Wake up when your body feels ready (no alarm).
  • Nap in late afternoon if necessary/possible.

 

Get Fit:

  • Follow the Primal Blueprint Exercise Plan; below is the simplified version:

 

Monday – Sprint
Tuesday – Lift Heavy Things/Bodyweight Exercises
Wednesday – Move Slowly, Play or Rest
Thursday – HIIT/WOW
Friday – Move Slowly, Play or Rest
Saturday – Lift Heavy Things/Bodyweight Exercises
Sunday – Move Slowly, Play or Rest

 

  • 10,000-12,000 steps/day

 

Get Spiritual:

  • Daily Scripture reading/devotional
  • Integrate prayer throughout the day

 

Get Fed:

  • Eat as close to Paleo/Primal as possible at least one meal/day.
  • Avoid processed foods.
  • Listen to your body: eat when you're hungry rather than when you "should."
  • Intermittent fasting at least 3 days/week; this must be mindful rather than just "skipping breakfast."
  • No soda for the entire challenge (none, zero, not even a tiny cup).
  • Drink at least 64 ounces of water/day.

 

Get Connected:

  • Call mother daily
  • Visit grandfather at least once/week
  • Speak to a stranger at least once/day (irl, not online).
  • Visit with a friend at least once/week (irl, not online).

 

Get Smarter:

  • Read everyday for at least 30 minutes
  • Use a brain-training app such as Peak daily.
  • Listen to a podcast at least once/week.

 

Get Some Sun, Sand, and Surf: (Going to the beach at the beginning of June, so even though I will only be there for a week, I felt the title was fitting).

  • Spend at least 30 minutes/day outside.
  • Get at least 15 minutes total/day of direct sunlight.
  • Get near, in, on, or under water every day.
  • At least one hike/week.
  • Get in close contact with the earth: walk barefoot, dig in the dirt, rub against a tree. I'll quote Frank Forencich here: "...get out of the house and into the world. Scratch your back up against a tree and bushwack your way up a hill. Climb some rough rocks and plunge your feet into the creek. Give your eyes a rest and massage your body with the biosphere. Your body will love it."
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

Spoiler

Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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Hey there, glad to see you with the Rangers!  Looks like a very nice challenge. Love the Frank Forencich quote. Yesterday I was outside gardening, and did most of it barefoot. Feels so nice to just have my feet touching the ground and feeling the earth.

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1 hour ago, Elastigirl said:

Hey there, glad to see you with the Rangers!  Looks like a very nice challenge. Love the Frank Forencich quote. Yesterday I was outside gardening, and did most of it barefoot. Feels so nice to just have my feet touching the ground and feeling the earth.

 

Thank you, @Elastigirl. I chuckled out loud when I saw your comment because I moved to the Rangers due to an overabundance of women and complete lack of men commenting on my challenge (which would be flattering if I were single, but awkward since I'm married). But you're the first since I joined the Rangers, so thank you. I'm glad your barefoot experience was a good one. I spend as much time as possible barefoot. I've even hiked barefoot.

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

Spoiler

Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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That's one heck of a challenge! I'll be interested to see how it unfolds :)

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Week 1, Monday

 

Get Fit:

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  • Took Minnie (one of my dogs) for our usual morning barefoot walk to the river.
  • Switched up my days a little bit; had to do some housework and yardwork, so I'm counting this Monday as my Lift Heavy Things/Bodyweight day.
  • Mowed the yard with a reel push mower. No gas to worry about, healthy for your yard, and a great upper-body workout; plus, it feels kind of manly, like using a tool my grandfather would have used.
  • Worked with my mentor continuing to lay stepping stones from his driveway to the chicken house; he was my junior high principal, and we talked a lot yesterday about my past teachers and my time at his school
  • 10,142 steps today

 

Get Spiritual:

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  • Read from the book of John
  • Said a prayer by the river during my walk with Minnie, as well as multiple spoken and unspoken prayers throughout the day of gratitude and wonder.

 

Get Fed:

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  • Breakfast: two eggs (from my mentor's chickens) topped with salsa and cheddar cheese
  • Lunch: Wheat wraps with tuna salad, sauteed kale, and bacon
  • Dinner: Ummm...well...not proud of this, but nachos with jalapenos and cheese

 

Get Connected:

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  • Called my mother today
  • Spent time with my mentor
  • Said "Hello" to a lady at Walmart who had several kids with her; joked that she had her hands full

Get Smarter:

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  • Read more of Extreme Ownership
  • Forgot to use Peak; need to set a reminder
  • Listened to a Tim Ferriss interview with Phil Keoghan (yes, the host of The Amazing Race); Phil is a fascinating and surprisingly funny guy, and I enjoyed learning even more about what inspires and motivates him.

 

Get Some Sun, Sand, and Surf:

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  • Lots of time outside yesterday, cutting grass and cleaning up the yard, all of it shirtless and shoeless.
  • Took a walk to the river and put my feet in the water; too muddy and rough to swim after recent rain, though.
  • Dug into mounds of dirt with my hands and a brick hammer and pulverized it in order to fill in around the stepping stones for my mentor.

 

Get Some Rest:

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  • Went to bed around 10:15, but because I spent some time with my wife, we stayed awake until about 11:30; which means I did not stay screen free because in addition to talking and "spending time together" (yes, I'm "happily" married) we watched some videos and perused Facebook.
  • My alarm was set for 6, so I got around 6.5 hours of sleep.
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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8 minutes ago, Wolfen said:

Said "Hello" to a lady at Walmart who had several kids with her; joked that she had her hands full

 

Lol, my wife gets this all the time when she has goes to the store with my 3 boys.

 

Good looking challenge, Wolfen! I've followed Mark over at the Daily Apple for a while now. He's got a lot of great material and looks like a stud at 60+ years of age. Paleo is a wonderful way to eat-I did a whole 60 about 3 years ago and it completely opened my eyes and mind about the effect of a good diet moving forward. 

 

Welcome to the Rangers, sir!

 

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2 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

Welcome to the Rangers, sir!

 

Thank you. Pumped to be here.

 

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

Spoiler

Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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On ‎5‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 10:48 AM, Wolfen said:

Moving from the Adventurer's Guild to the Rangers. It may be a temporary move, but I'm excited for this change. I still have an Adventurer's heart, but I needed to mix things up a bit.

 

 

 

Ooh, me too. I've kind of bounced around between guilds, but at heart, I'm an adventurous Scout. Or a scouteous Adventurer?

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5 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Welcome to the Rangers! Following.

 

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

Spoiler

Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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Week 1, Tuesday

 

Get Fit:

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  • Sprint Day! Ran 5 uphill barefoot sprints (about 60 yards up a steep, grassy hill) with 30 second rests in between (just enough time for my body to be like, What the hell was that? Oh wait, we're doing it again!) BONUS: My 5 and 6 year old daughters joined me (although not in all 5 runs).
  • 12,150 steps today
  • Worked with my mentor, finished laying the stepping stones; actually had to retrieve about 7 of the stones from where he had them on the hillside near the river. I also had to use a mattock (pickaxe) to pulverize dirt and start filling in the spaces around the stones. Felt like a real working man swinging that thing with my shirt off in the hot sun.

Get Spiritual:

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  • Today's devotional talked about the Japanese art of Kintsugi, which is using gold dust mixed with resin to repair broken pottery and create something beautiful out of brokenness, to compare how when our hearts are broken because of sin, when we repent God mends our hearts with forgiveness and mercy.
  • Said some spoken and some unspoken prayers of gratitude and adoration today, especially since it was a beautiful day.

 

Get Fed:

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  • Breakfast: eggs topped with salsa, Bulletproof coffee
  • Lunch: spinach and mushroom pizza
  • Dinner: steak, baked beans (my wife cooked).

 

Get Connected:

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  • Called my mother today, talked about the possibility of her joining us on our beach trip
  • Spent time with my mentor today; he enjoys teaching me as we work, about many different things: carpentry, masonry, tools, history, politics, whatever he has on his mind at the time or whatever the moment calls for.
  • Went to my favorite restaurant, Bridge Cafe and Bistro (where I ordered the Bulletproof coffee, although they don't call it that) and talked with the server working the register. Also complimented a guy's awesome beard; it was impressive.

 

Get Smarter:

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  • Read some of Extreme Ownership
  • Listened to an episode of Ancestral Health Radio; this is a podcast run by my friend James Broderick.
  • Completed my daily challenges on Peak.

 

Get Some Sun, Sand, and Surf: 

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  • Spent plenty of time outside, most of it shirtless and shoeless.
  • Lots of sunshine today (trust me, I feel it).
  • Took Minnie on our usual walk to the river this morning; still too muddy for a swim.
  • At least one hike/week.
  • Later this evening, I took Gracelynn and Arabella out to the field to play and roll down the hillside (not the same hillside as my sprints; they would have died) and crawl like bears through the grass. We had a blast.
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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Get Rest:

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  • I intended to sleep in the tent last night; went out around 10:30 and decided to sleep outside the tent because it was such a nice night.
  • After falling asleep, I was awoken by a bright flash followed by a low rumble; everybody knows what that means.
  • Crawled inside the tent to avoid the oncoming deluge.
  • After about 30 minutes of more flashes, booms, and a downpour of rain (which I didn't mind), the wind started getting heavy and even with the rainfly on and windows zipped, rain was blowing in.
  • So I went back inside and crawled into my own bed.
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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Anyone familiar with this book or Mark's program? I just checked it out from the library. Thinking of working it into my Move Slowly/Play/Rest days.

Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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14 hours ago, Wolfen said:

I also had to use a mattock (pickaxe) to pulverize dirt and start filling in the spaces around the stones. Felt like a real working man swinging that thing with my shirt off in the hot sun.

I can say that swinging a pickaxe/axe is one of my favorite labors.  There's a certain beauty when you find the sweet spot in your mechanics...  

Glad to have found the new thread.

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18 minutes ago, Mr.Six said:

Glad to have found the new thread.

 

Glad you're here.

 

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

Spoiler

Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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8 hours ago, Aces3000 said:

Found the new challenge thread and following. Seems like the move to Rangers was a good one.

 

3 hours ago, Dagger said:

So I stalked you over here...

 

Sorry, I meant following. :P

 

I'm so glad you two are here.

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

Spoiler

Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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Week 1, Wednesday

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Get Fit:

Move Slowly/Play/Rest

  • Walked 10,162 steps
  • Worked for my mentor (see Get Sun, Sand, and Surf); also had to help his wife by catching a small medicine ball for her as she toss it to me and holding a resistance band up high while she tugged down and pulled towards me while she pulled towards herself.
  • Did some light yoga outside on the hillside overlooking the field.

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Get Spiritual:

  • Today's devotional used the story of the Pharisee and the tax collector in Luke to demonstrate that we should both expect and extend mercy: "Like the Pharisee, we can become trapped in a circle of comparing ourselves to other people...But when we look to Jesus as our example of holy living and encounter His goodness firsthand, like the tax collector, our desperate need for God’s grace is magnified."
  • Some spoken and unspoken prayers of adoration and gratitude, as well as some prayers for my mentor and his wife (who is still in a lot of pain from her back surgeries).

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Get Fed:

  • Breakfast: eggs topped with salsa and cheddar cheese
  • Lunch: Blueberry-pomegranate protein smoothie
  • Dinner: pizza (with the family)

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Get Connected:

  • Called my mother; she still isn't sure if she is joining us at the beach because of my grandfather's health.
  • Greeted the brother-in-law of our new neighbor; the new neighbor's weren't home, but he was cutting weeds for them.

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Get Smarter:

  • Sat outside the tent with a flashlight and read more of Movement Matters by Katy Bowman.
  • Listened to a podcast from Jocko Willink.
  • Played Tetris Blitz.

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Get Some Sun, Sand, and Surf: (Going to the beach at the beginning of June, so even though I will only be there for a week, I felt the title was fitting).

  • Spent time outside shirtless and shoeless walking around the field with Minnie.
  • Walked to the river.
  • Helped my mentor fill some buckets with chicken feed, carried the buckets of feed to the chicken coop, collected the eggs, and gave the chickens feed as well as fresh water.
  • Used my hands to dig up some earthworms to feed to the chickens, as well.

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Get Rest:

  • Wound down at sunset with some time reading and relaxing outside the tent.
  • Crawled into the tent to sleep around 10:20pm.
  • Had to be back up at 2:30am to take my daughter to school for a field trip.
  • Back to my own bed after I returned and slept until about 7:30am.
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

Spoiler

Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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Nice challenge and welcome to the Rangers.  I really like the Primal blueprint for exercise and eating.  Very simply and insightful. 

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