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  2. Sloth the Enduring

    [Sloth] Eat Pizza, Be Awesome, Repeat

    Pugs are my favorite, but they shed too much and Slothboy is allergic. Yah, Slothboy needs a buddy in his class and he’d be fine with it. Thanks it’s not so much instinct as pattern recognition and a belief in reversion to the mean. Thanks all. Summer is the best. Not being quite as insane as I have been after the last few school years, I’m really able to enjoy it.
  3. Sloth the Enduring

    Shape of the Cheetah

    Your body will tell you how much rest you need. I’m no longer a runner, but I used a three day split - Hill day, long day, rest day - except when I just ran medium all the time, then I’d randomly take a couple of days off per week. Right now, with biking, I’m doing all medium all the time. It’s not the best for progress, but it’s the easiest to manage.
  4. Sloth the Enduring

    Scouts Camp 2019 : From jungle to the beach

    Hi. I followed Xena here. I’ll also be posting here next challenge. I do endurance mountain bike racing, but I let myself get fat and out of shape last winter, so I only have a couple of events planned this year. In response to Xena’s question, I don’t really do specific challenge goals, but my fitness goals are always, get some miles in, do some yoga (I never actually do it), throw the Kettlebell around some, and don’t eat like a dickhead. I also currently have a life goal of whittling down the to-do list.
  5. Today
  6. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Eat. Move. Rest. Tanktimus Takes Care of Himself

    Agreed. It gets better. We have set our 2nd anniversary as moving day. That's right. For our anniversary, we are getting ourselves a house. Thanks, I'll pass this along.
  7. NicTheRugger

    The Star-Spangled Miau With a Plan

    I'm sorry today's been a rough day I hope things get better soon! Sending lots of love and support your way. If it makes you feel any better, Chris Evans tried really hard to have his shirt off in that scene, and the directors were like "Chris, there's no legitimate reason why that would even happen." Maybe it's not the funniest thing, but I got a good chuckle out of it when I read that.
  8. NicTheRugger

    Salinger's twenty second challenge!

    What a precious kitty! I love his big blue eyes <3 And gosh, depression is such a jerk. I hate when it does that. I hope things get better for you soon. <3 sending you lots of love and support!
  9. NicTheRugger

    Watch the Queen Conquer - Nic Tackles Her Goals

    Nic blinked as she slowly came to. Where was she? As she turned her head, Nic recognized the Healer's building (infirmary?) at the base. Oh, that was right, she remembered.... she had been injured. She had been waylaid by the enemy in a specially prepared trap that had set up for Raiders if they happened to take a certain route through the Valley. Because of an unusual magic, Nic had been lured away from Bjorn and Shaestra and had fallen into an arachnosaur's web. "Ah, sleeping beauty awakes," a voice teased. Nic turned her head in the other direction. Shaestra was sitting on a chair next to the bed. "Welcome back to the land of the living, Nic. Healer says you were touch and go for a while." "Wh... what happened?" Nic croaked out. Shaestra told Nic that after they and Bjorn realized that Nic had vanished, they tracked her to the arachnosaur's web. While her companions had launched a valiant and heroic rescue, Nic was nonetheless bitten by the arachnosaur. Its venom sank deep into her body, rendering her mostly delirious with fever. It was only because of Bjorn and Shaestra that she was even still alive, as they had killed the arachnosaur and gotten her free of the web. The Healer had to use all of their skill to bring her back. "You guys saved my life," Nic said. "Thank you. I don't know how I can ever repay you." "It's nothing. Raiders don't leave each other behind." "I'm not a Raider," Nic protested. "Maybe not yet but..." Shaestra winked as they stood up from the chair. "I wouldn't be surprised if you got an offer to join us full time. Despite that thing with the arachnosaur, you've impressed a lot of people." They turned to walk out the door and paused. "Besides, I think Bjorn's really warmed up to you. He'll miss you if you leave. Better get well soon, we have another run to make." Story updated to reflect my relative inactivity last week. Today's "run" was actually 3 miles on the eliptical. My hip was feeling really tight this morning so I wanted to do something a little easier on the joints. Got in an ab session tonight. The new pull-up bar is great! It's all set up in my doorway for tomorrow morning. What's great about this adjustable bar is that I can drop it down to the floor to do crunches too. Did a 2 minute session using the bar to brace my legs/feet and got 103 in 2 minutes. Considering I haven't done a timed session in a couple of weeks, that's not too bad. I'm gonna call it an early night tonight and journal, Duolingo, and stretch. I realized I had a typo on yesterday's update. I didn't get a stretch session in yesterday. Probably hit 1 on the number pad instead of 0 and didn't realize it. Have a good night, friends!
  10. Jean

    Shape of the Cheetah

    No nosiness felt, it's nice to have you here and I'm always searching for advice. Speaking of which, I'm not particularly worried about my joints just now (because, let's face it, I'm not really running that much) but since it may become an issue in the future, any recommandations for it (equipment/techniques)? I've also read that rest days are also encouraged for running. I was going with the assumption that our bodies should be able to run on demand because you can't know when a predator will push you to flee and it can happen daily. Should I plan for rest days going forward (running only one in two days)? Will it only become important when I'll start adding more effort into it (more distance and incline runs)? No harm done, the important thing is that we enjoy ourselves. Don't hesitate to keep sharing news. When it comes to exercise, I tend to have the opposite issue so I try to leave any complexity (like caring for my health) out of it, which is practical but not optimal so thanks for stopping by and showing your concern, it shows to me that yes, I should still care about some of those things and it gives me an easy way to get insight on those issues (that I'd never research on my own at this point). Tuesday, June 18th: Ran for 12 minutes.
  11. You are doing so well with so many things! So there's also something to be said for "fake it till you make it." I think it's ok to feel unsure, but try not to let it stop you from doing things that you want or need to do. I've thought a lot about the imposter syndrome. One thing I think I've figured out is that I don't know how to make myself feel like less of an imposter, but I can try not to (1) let it stop me from doing things, or (2) beat myself up for feeling that way. #2 was the big realization for me. I felt terrible and I was making myself feel even worse by being critical of my own feelings.
  12. Xena

    Xena's Triumphant (?) Return from Sea

    Please do!!! ------------------ Today was ok-ish. Got in my 5 mile run, but felt pretty sluggish. Not worried about it...training when you are tired is part of the deal. Only 5 negative pushups this morning...felt really tired, so I figured maintaining consistency was enough. Made my calorie goal (13/16 days). Wondering if cutting calories might be part of the reason I feel tired...but the calorie cut is reasonable, so I'm not going to worry about it too much. A temporary decline in performance is ok. Other reasons I could be feeling tired: work stress, couple hard workouts last week, low iron (started taking a supplement), humidity/heat...still not too bad, but increasing, pollen allergies. So yeah, could be lots going on. Will just stick with it for a little while. Sushi list...brought the propane tank (from the grill) inside to eventually exchange at the shop. Realized I missed the window for my 2018 fitness rebate but will be able to submit 2019 in August. Decided to substitute a different chore for the fitness rebate thing (since I didn't actually get it done). So yeah, still only 4/10, but I'm better positioned to knock out a couple things at the end of the week. Cooking goal...still at 9.5/10, but figured out the new recipe that I want to try: TVP tacos. Super easy and will be a good way to use up the TVP. Will make them after my next shopping trip (need to pick up a pepper and some taco shells).
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  14. Xena

    Hiroro Gets Cooking

    Don't worry too much about the vitamins (not that you are worried). Lots of women start taking them before they know they are pregnant.
  15. TGP

    TGP changes!

    ty liz no no it was an ok day. my Dad called. I cleaned up the desk (here at home) and did the dishes. went target shooting with my son. I hope that becomes a real thing with us. I think it would help brennon in a couple ways to be comfortable shooting a little 22 ga gun over the summer.
  16. Miaulin

    Watch the Queen Conquer - Nic Tackles Her Goals

    just the other day i caught myself wishing there were more parks and playgrounds about, only with grown-up-sized swings and slides and climbing frames i guess that's a gym in theory, but it doesn't have quite the same vibe. Cool that you found a bar to use! I hope it works out great for you also, nooooooooo no need to apologize! Good for you taking some time to get settled! <3
  17. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Wears the Lilac

    I don't often feel this way, but some days, working for Vetinari has some real appeal. (Okay, let's be honest; would simply have problems that are not the ones I'm currently having. But it would solve the current problems, and that's what counts.)
  18. Valkyrie21

    Valkyrie's Crusade

    thanks for the tips, really appreciate it! Yesterday I felt so 'off' that I gladly stayed in bed except for the time I went shopping. I really needed it, was feeling achy all over and my body just wanted to rest. By evening I had perked up sufficiently to muster some energy on the rowing machine, pleased with that effort! I think due to the frosty mornings now I will reschedule my gym times to midday - the usual crew seems to be there always around 10 am so if I go later they'd have left and I might have the place to myself.
  19. MrUgly72

    The Fat Man Shuffle

    GRR! ARGH! NUCKING FRELLING DIRT MUNCHING>>>>>GAH!!!! My bike broke! My fault, I was unlocking it from the rack to go home and I didn't see the cable was tangled on the rack. Gave it the grunting lift, and.....ripped off the brake cable and dislocated the shifter. That kills two hours of cardio a day. and will cost me probably over $100, plus the Uber ride home. Damnit. Dammit. Damn it. Shit.
  20. NymianH

    The Long Night

    This is just the kick in the pants I need to get back to counting out those darling little calories... Me: "Ugh. Do we have to?" Also me: "Yep. Yes we have to, or we eat too much food." ALSO me: "But I don't wanna. Because cheesecake and popcorn with butter and fancy coffee drinks." I'm afraid I will have to start on this challenge tomorrow morning. Tonight I intend to stress-eat Costco hot dogs and potato chips. It's all about mindfulness and intention, I guess. LOL (Disclaimer: I'm kidding, I'm kidding about the mindfulness thing.)
  21. Snarkyfishguts

    Snarky Tests her “If I could”s

    Dad’s surgery went really well! He’s sitting comfortably listening to the news right now. Tomorrow he goes back to the doctor wehrre they will test his pressure and see how it really went. But he’s okay. He’s fighting with his phone to play an audiobook. Siri is great, but not perfect We got up super early, so everyone took naps this afternoon. We’re all still tired, but good! Thanks for putting up with me while I was worrying about this.
  22. RES

    RES: Keep on Going

    I love this idea!! Want to do the Gate with me next March? It's only 15k My thoughts exactly!
  23. WhiteGhost

    RogueLibrarian trains like a Jedi

    hahaha, so true
  24. Mortimer

    Elastigirl :The Joy Continues

    I put myself in zumba classes every fortnight. Now when the music plays, my feet start to twitch, but I don't know what to do with my hands and the rest of the body lol.
  25. RES

    Mistr catches up

    This is my kind of assisting with yard work
  26. WhiteGhost

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    Absolutely. I really hope you start getting better soon
  27. Snarkyfishguts

    Eat. Move. Rest. Tanktimus Takes Care of Himself

    As someone who lacks kitchen confidence, this is my favorite recipe. Its so easy and cooks under the broiler nicely. And it goes with everything! Rice, salad, casseroles, its just a great chicken recipe. https://www.bhg.com/recipe/chicken/pepper-lime-chicken/
  28. RES

    aramis on his way

    I've used this and highly recommend it! Made a world of difference for me as well as the "Not Your Average Runner" training plans
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