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  2. Kishi


    Didn't get smashed! But didn't have a commanding performance either. Ah well. I guess Friday was just a good night. Not that Sunday was a bad night! Got tapped by one white belt, tapped another twice, and managed to bridge the blue belt off of me. So, not bad. Not what I hoped for, but not bad. Deload commences. I've gone back into the lit with Q&D and I see now that banded swings and such are meant for lighter bells rather than heavier, and only infrequently at that. Instead, going forward, it looks like it'll be jumps added into the rotation instead, with occasional banded work. Which means that, as far as testing protocols are concerned right now, the only things left to do are snatches and push ups. These will be done on separate nights; push up test tonight and snatch test toward the end of the week. Gaming tonight. Push ups and handstand work to follow.
  3. deftona

    The Doodlies are at it again!

  4. deftona

    Deffy #54 - Well Done

    As if I'd ever forget my Terah <4 Oh I hope so!
  5. yeah, while its a wonder to me (sometimes) that this changed for me as well. the body is amazing! while as the same times, sometimes, it just drives ones crazy to run into limitation after limitation... so Don't ever let "NO" be the final answer success can be startling close to what you couldn't do a few days ago....
  6. Salinger

    TGP takes another chance for an adventure

    You are inspiring me... i cant do 3 mins ughhhhhhhhhhhhh without dying. Thanks Jason. YEAAHHHHHHHHHH xx
  7. First of all Thank You for all the congradulating messages, I had several from Strava as well and Shucks folks I'm speachless! you might think that after my last update that I don't feel that I did very well during the race. this is not quite right. I do think a conscientious program might have helped me be a little better prepared. alternately, it might have gone better if I had been slower for much of the race or better prepared by running most of the race course beforehand. but the truth is the upside of the discomfort is that I know that I gave Everything I could to run as fast as possible during the race. and... I haven't posted a plot of my pace, but I had a rather consistent 11:00min*mile pace all the way through. I didn't run into any 'Walls' or anything! and even though i said my training fell short, (and this IS BIG) I had NO injuries during training! overtraining is common among runners; and I'm proud of my ability to avoid that... the goal Got me "OUT" and gave me Morning Time to enjoy 2-3 times a weeks Definitely lots of demonstrable progress both in my stamina and my pace. I'm FAR faster than I was before and at one time when I couldn't run for more than a few minutes strait without collapsing into gasping fits; I can maintain a slow, steady JOG for now,,,, a long long time. if its allowed to be very slow- far longer than 13.1 miles.... I don't feel I'm Naturally a runner.... I think my build favors endurance not endurance- but at times, I've been shocked how much my body has been able to give... at times during training (and Without going "down" anything); I've done as Much as a 9:00min*mile (30%faster!). its a wonderful thing to feel strength you didn't know you Had! the truth is that a RACE is a somewhat dishonest way to look at it! I knew (know) that I was never going to equal most people there. in fact, I may NEVER equal most of that crowd. but it doesn't matter to me. I'm old! I was never going to go to the olympics (well, heck even when I wasn't OLD: still No way !) I wasn't racing anyone. what I'm doing is what I did with the A100. looking for an experience that asks me to excell and brings passion out of me. something that is hard, something that seems epic to me! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! I love hiking- but the TIME needed to do that amount of hiking was crazy. this FITS in my life So much better. it is fall and getting cold quick. there will be new limits of what I can do outside, but I'm not going to let even winter stop me from being strong, being active, and getting out and exploring places! .... In the end; this Half marathon is my Entry experience to getting out and running in lots of awesome places! NOt a race indeed!... instead its only the beginning thank you for all your support! and I'll try to catch up on all your great stories as well. Jason PS. I've been asked to compare the two accomplishments of the year (the 100mile hiking challenge and this) by Jeff. I hate ducking out of a good question but I've decided its too hard to compare. they are too Different. I'm happy to have done Both this year.
  8. J3NN

    Rookie Does Things

    Good job my friend! You got this!
  9. Elastigirl

    Elastigirl Welcomes Autumn

    Reporting : Are we on the last week already?! Did two new recipes this week; Chicken curry in which I ground whole spices with my mortar and pestle; definite level up made pumpkin spice doughnuts with my new silicone doughnut pan, delish! Week's goals Measure drapes and hem them (this is the last part of cleaning out guest room)complete clean out closet shelf - super easy there is only two things, just needs to happen complete clean out guest dresser- only one shelf , super easy here too complete clean out one cupboard in downstairs bathroom -nope email friends about scrapbook get together-nope sign up to bring meal for family in church-nope Instead of the downstairs bathroom I put away summer clothes and cleaned the guest bathroom. I also ended up doing a lot of fall gardening to winterize our garden since the weather was nice. This week I need to make it a high priority to sign up to bring a meal. It's a bit of a weird week. Father in law is having a pacemaker put in. It's supposed to be an easy thing, but he's 90. I'm making goals for this week, but if things get hectic, I'm not sweating putting aside the goals Finish winterizing Dahlia bed sign up for meal clean out downstairs bathroom cupboard nag remind hubby to get rental car for trip keep up with Bible reading do workout Goals I had for the challenge Mari Kondo downstairs bathroom- no progress Mari Kondo linen closet - not even started clean out three drawers in guest bedroom two new meals from cookbook bake cookies for Heidelfest plan December trip with hubby and son finish weeding side garden kept up with Bible reading be on track to read through Bible by year end memorize one more Bible verse move up a level in floating crow progression* (If I don't make this but have worked on it, still counts)- a half progression, which is very good and makes me happy Just one week left, so my Mari Kondo goals have kind of gone to the wayside. WIth my extra time I've been baking or cooking. Maybe instead of the full gung ho Mari Kondo, I'll just work on doing little bit each week
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  11. Elastigirl

    Vercingétorix First challenge: preparing for the crucible

    Sounds like a great week. EnjoyThanksgiving
  12. Elastigirl

    GoodDoug on a cultural exchange

    You make me want to re-do Elements again!
  13. Cheetah

    Deffy #54 - Well Done

    It will be interesting to see if your next job is one that you can reveal or if is also Top Secret. ;-)
  14. Jakkals

    Jakkals, 2019, nommer 8

    I do not really have any idea what happened during the last week. My brain is kept on a sort of even keel with medication, and I am sort of coping. My ankles are still not really well. I have skipped Parkrun for the past 3 weeks, it is not good for me not to exercise but I just do not have any energy. Insert bad word here.
  15. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty fifth challenge!

    Hi there, well my day improved. I threw myself into some new work, a travel grant. I have got a connection with a curator in New York...from when he picked my work to be in a show in the city in 2016. We have stayed in touch and get on pretty well, even though ive never met him in person. My idea is to go to NYC next year, and i have three main research points. First would be to visit Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, a hospital where there is a living museum, filled with art created by patients! You can make appointments to visit so im confident they would allow it. Second is to visit Westbeth Artists Housing - here it explains what they do there, sounds incredible. Well Adam (the curator) knows an 80 year old artist living there so we can visit!! And third, i will look to create an event to be at Fountain House Gallery... 'Fountain House Gallery and Studios provide an environment where artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions, exhibit their work, and challenge the stigma that surrounds mental illness.' Adam has already connected with my their director so i can begin a dialogue with them! And get letters of support for the travel grant application Im excited to get my teeth into ANOTHER thing ahahhahaha I also got feedback from my mate on the BIG application. He thinks it is really good and there isnt much to change really, just need to hone the budget, and add more to one of the questions. Should be good to send by tomorrow eve. Nervous. Ste is out tonight at his gfs, so i had tuna salad for dinner, ive put the fire on, lit some candles and watching the football. I will probably have a bath after this and then relax. xx
  16. GoodDoug

    Sylvaa is Succinct

    Glad you are back. Sorry things have been yucky lately. I think we all find ourselves in a funk sometimes. Here's hoping you find your way through the funk and to the funky good times.
  17. Zaethe

    Zaethe and the Forge of Opportunity

    Oh man. I managed to find my old account, from 2013. Just rooting around in old threads for nostalgia's sake and curiosity of what I could dig up. Real eye opener. I had a whole other kind of drive back then, for sure. I lurked more than I posted, only 93 posts, but I found the remnants of my old battle log. And I'm just wondering where all the passion to be amazing went. I was SO intent on doing these things and being awesome. And reading it I can feel like an echo inside of me that still wants the things I wanted here. But somewhere in the last six years it's like I've stepped off the path and said "Nah, mediocre will do". Don't get me wrong, wanting to lose the weight I've stacked on my body is still a HUGE mountain to climb! But it feels a little hollow. Like it's more an expectation or something I need to do (which is also true), rather than also something that fires me up and makes me feel passionate about it. I've got a few more days before the next challenge drops. I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing, but I'm going to spend some time thinking hard about my reasons why, and what I want from everything I'm doing. Everything I want, not just "Be healthy." The fun things too.
  18. Vercingétorix

    Vercingétorix First challenge: preparing for the crucible

    Last update until the end of the challenge on this Canadian Thanksgiving. Everything is going well so far. No problem with alcohol, I'm eating decently, I have good strength and I'm playing good squash. Sleep is still my biggest issue this challenge and hoping to get that under control is my last objective. I was hoping to have more to say but really I'm starting to get the hang of it. Already thinking about what I'm going to do on the next challenge. Cheers, Vercingétorix
  19. GoodDoug

    [The Books of Vries] I am the Dream

    I feel you on the biting off more than you can chew for the challenge but still feeling okay with what you have accomplished.
  20. GoodDoug

    » shaar channels the dirgesinger within

    Right? Who knew that we needed water? And now I will always imagine you entering any conversation as Wendy... which is probably very true to life.
  21. GoodDoug

    TGP takes another chance for an adventure

    Congratulations! Really proud of you and your hard work. I'd love to hear your thoughts on what completing this means for you personally.
  22. Salinger

    GoodDoug on a cultural exchange

    The challenge sounds pretty bloody awesome and you will have me cheering you on!!! Really cool, if i was better, id try that too hahah xx
  23. JediNickD

    [JediNickD] World 5 Level 1: "It Was Too Late."

    I've been so busy, getting over here has been difficult. I've loaded the site, type a sentence or half, then my attention was elsewhere. I'm hardly keeping up with the Rugby World Cup! It doesn't help that it is in Japan and games air at 5am. Why doesn't the gym televise the games? They told me their channels are locked. I am keeping up with my goals though. We are in the home stretch, and I'm right on track. I wish I was doing a little better un-gaining the few pounds I picked up over the summer. I just feel better at 150 than I do at 155. It is more about the love handles sticking out for how I feel about my look. And it more about the dietary choices which make my stomach feel bloated and icky. The maintain 150, I make better choices and those love handles shrink just enough to make me look how I feel. Out of town this coming weekend for my wife and I's 14th wedding anniversary. We are heading to my parent's lake house for weekend away. It'll be nice and quiet, just being us, but I know she'll get bored if I don't hunt down some nearby fun. We may just take the kayaks out and spend the whole day at the lake. But I have to be prepared.
  24. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Miss Marissa doing fall things

    Man, I wish that were true for me. I have to wear slacks, a shirt and a tie for work.
  25. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Sylvaa is Succinct

    One that isn't religious at all is John Grey's What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father Didn't Know. It's lengthy, but helpful. Another one is Love and Respect. This one is explicitly Christian, but I think it's accessible for people of all Faiths. They quote the Bible a lot, but aren't trying to convert anyone. The short version is Men typically give and crave respect, whereas Women typically give and crave love. As a disclaimer, this isn't about gender roles or "Who should be in charge" but rather helpful tips on how best to communicate; when men feel respected they feel more free to show love and when women feel loved they feel more free to show respect.
  26. foxinthenorth

    Fox visits Kaer Morhen

    Thanks! I’m in the airport now. Arizona is its own thing....they play by their own time rules. The weekend was good! I’m en route to conference now. Thank you everyone for the the well wishes regarding my grandmother! It’s much appreciated. <3
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