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Leaves and sticks crunched under Achaedia's feet as she made her way through the forest. She was sure it was here. The directions she had been given would indicate she should be coming upon the rebellion any time now. After a year-long absence in which she had married the love of her life, purchased a dwelling on the outskirts of Rata Sum, and graduated from University as a Master of Synergetics, she was now ready to return to the fray. 

 

Achaedia the Warrior Part II: The Liftening

 

Goal 01. Strengthening 

Achaedia will research and select a workout program as a means of getting back into fighting shape. The ideal program will combine interval training for cardio with power lifting for strength. Once the training program has been selected, training will commence. 

 

Goal 02. Hydrating

Achaedia will increase her water intake by 25% a week, with the first week serving as a baseline. 

 

Goal 03. Musicking

Achaedia wouldn't call herself a bard by any means, but she used to be known to tickle the ivories every now and then. In the month of June, Achaedia will do warm-up exercises on the piano at least 3x a week. 

 

Bonus Goal: Gainful Employment

An asura's got to eat. She will procure a part-time job in order to earn gold during the summer when the progeny are out of school. 

 

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Day 3 Update: 

 

  • I applied to 3 jobs! Not counting the one where I will write paid reviews for things on Amazon. The jobs I applied for are:
    • Pickle packer
    • Day program for adults with intellectual disabilities
    • Teacher for a STEM summer camp
  • Water intake for today is 48 oz.
  • This isn't really part of my goals but I learned the chords for Bruno Mars "Count on Me" on ukulele. My index finger kind of hurts from practicing but I want to have the chord changes down by the beginning of the year because it would be a good crew song for the second graders :)
  • Neither is this, but I stayed up till 3 am last night reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and finished it today. It made me cry, but I loved it. Only now I need a new book. 
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23 hours ago, Achaedia said:

Goal 03. Musicking

Achaedia wouldn't call herself a bard by any means, but she used to be known to tickle the ivories every now and then. In the month of June, Achaedia will do warm-up exercises on the piano at least 3x a week. 

 

 

I need to step my game up on this too... we recently bought a piano and it's been sitting there like the world's largest paper-weight...

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1 hour ago, Blocky said:

 

I need to step my game up on this too... we recently bought a piano and it's been sitting there like the world's largest paper-weight...

 

Yeah, I inherited an antique upright piano from my Papa and we recently got it tuned. So I need to actually play it!

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Day 4: 

  • I drank 60oz of water. I might drink a little more before bed. 

  • I did not get the camp job but I will most likely get the day program job -- it's with my wife's company and she said they already have a couple of clients in mind for me to help. I will most likely hear next week. 

  • I started a little late on the piano this week, but I have some exercises chosen to begin working through. 

  • I'm meeting with my director, assistant director, school designer, and another teacher tomorrow to do our work plan for next year. Unfortunately I have a pretty long commute. So my plan is to wake up at 6am, do a ~20 minute interval workout, and have a quick breakfast before heading up the mountain :) My wife has an early morning too, so she will help me wake up. 

 

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Day 5: 

 

Whew, the last few days were busy! Here is Thursday:

  • I slept only 4 hours but I still managed to wake up early enough to do an interval run before heading up to the mountains to work. 
  • The scenery was beautiful! I don't have a photo of it. But here is an Internet picture taken from a nearby park. 

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  • After a long day making our work plan for next year (basically the goals for our school so that we can apply to be an official Expeditionary Learning school) I had to rush home to talk to a social worker about our foster care home study. Traffic was bad, but my car got 99mpg on the way down the mountain!

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  • The social worker asked a bunch of invasive questions so we went out to a late dinner to make us feel better. Our waiter liked us and we got lots of wine. 
  • I got a few minutes of piano practice in before bed. 
  • I drank about 60 oz of water.
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Day 6

  • I once again did not get any sleep, and did not wake up in time for exercise. 
  • I only had a half day of work, MUCH closer. 
  • I drank 48 oz of water.
  • I napped in the afternoon and my wife drugged me at bedtime :) But I don't remember much of the rest of the day. Did we have something in the evening? I'm not sure. 

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Day 7

 

  • We went to breakfast after intercepting a few work crises by phone. I had a veggie omelette and coffee and fries. 
  • We had to go to my grammy's house and pick up my dog, who has been staying with her since Easter. He is a cool guy but he's been running through her legs like an asshole. 
  • We dropped him at home and then went to help a friend move. 
  • According to MFP, I burned over 1,000 calories moving boxes for an hour. We were sore and grumpy D<
  • We were paid in beer, pizza, and gratitude. We came home and watched TV until we crashed. We also ate Canadian snacks.  

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Week I Summary!

 

01. Strengthening - I am planning to do Stronglifts 5x5 for now, with interval runs on alternate days for cardio. I am going to TRY to do these in the morning. 

 

02. Hydrating - Because I can do at least 48 oz of water a day, that is what I have set as my baseline. 48 x .25 + 48 = 60, so my week 1 water goal will be A MINIMUM of 60 oz a day. 

 

03. Musicking - I have a plan to practice, but I didn't get to it much this week. I think it's because "3x a week" is too vague. So this week I am going to practice M, Tu, Th afternoons for 20 min. 

 

04. Employening(?) - This is kind of up in the air right now because I am waiting to hear from my wife's company, and I cannot start until Thursday anyway. If I haven't heard anything by then, I will recommence the search!

 

Score: 3/4=75% Not perfect, but OK. Now on to the next week!

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Day 8

 

  • Water = 48 oz again
  • We had church and then karaoke for my birthday, which is tomorrow! 
  • No workout. We were a bit strapped for time with all of our weekend plans, and sore from lifting heavy objects yesterday. 
  • Going to bed early tonight. The pups have a 7am grooming appt and then I have a training at 8. I am supposed to wear "comfortable clothes" which I choose to interpret as Activewear! So I can easily do an interval run somewhere on the high school campus before starting my training. 

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1 hour ago, Achaedia said:

Week I Summary!

04. Employening(?)

 

Totally legit...

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