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    Beginning Again: ArishaNomad keeping track.

    Righto: since this seems to be a thing here this is my thread of keeping myself on track.

    Day One of Hero's Journey: First time I've solidly worked out in a long time. Had to do Slow mountain climbers but I did it. Anticipating more soreness tomorrow but that's normal. Finished the Daily Dare after a few minutes of rest; put arms under my head instead of to the side out of old fencing habits. Had to take a couple long breaths but did it without getting off the floor so proud of myself for that! Not going to try any of the Weekly as I don't want to risk an injury but I'm happy with today.


    #2
    Welcome, ArishaNomad, and good luck on your Hero's Journey!

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      #3
      Thanks nappunkitty!

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        #4
        Day Two: I did both today's workout and the DD (not perfect on the DD; but I'm not going to complain)! Plus a short walk with both dogs (that I count as less of a physical workout and more of a mental one). I did wonder though; do you lose Karma if you grumble about your decision? Nah it was good.

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          #5
          ArishaNomad, congratulations on starting your jouney. And no, complaining won't affect your Karma but it won't help either.

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            #6
            Ann-Core Thank you! And true enough about the grumbling.

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              #7
              Hero's Journey Day three: This is the start of today's; I'll update when I'm done. Grabbing the bow and the ribbon. Might as well start making my jaunts with my dogs do more for all three of us; especially if I'm going to Beat Beethoven (5K race next month)

              Edit: Finished today's HJ with the Bow as mentioned above and the Ribbon. Did the Daily Dare; sorta. I definitely can't lift my legs quite to the proper height yet.

              Doing the ribbon workouts with a toddler around is amusing.
              Last edited by ArishaNomad; March 10, 2016, 03:57 AM.

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                #8
                Day Four: Took both dogs at once today. A little less time/distance (1.54 miles (roughly 2.5 km) in 38 mins) but more of a challenge in other ways. It was pretty good. I am glad that HJ was a lighter day. I needed it as I woke with a headache. (It went away after copious amounts of caffeine and some pain killers). I completed the DD with extra credit and I think the exercise helped keep the headache away.
                Last edited by ArishaNomad; March 12, 2016, 01:41 AM.

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                  #9
                  Day Five: Slept badly and part of me wanted to convince myself that I could really just skip a day. My thought on finishing HJ day five and the Daily Dare was "I'm so glad I have a trash can up here. I might need it." Five minutes later and I feel better; now to take my dogs for a short walk (tomorrow is going to be a Long one).

                  The best things that came out of today's workout? 1). I added a clap to the side lunges to the delight of my toddler (who is the best reason I convinced myself Not to skip a day). 2. The thought of drinking a soda tonight (Friday's are my anything goes day food wise) made me feel nauseated. I count that as a major victory (haven't felt nauseated at the idea of a soda since I was a kid). However; this means I will be stopping at a coffee shop to get a toddy so I can get some caffeine into my system. ^_^

                  The dog walk was a disaster. Made it 12mins. And people who don't call their unleashed dog away from the snarling/barking leashed dogs whose owner is trying to calm them are my new least favorite people.
                  Last edited by ArishaNomad; March 12, 2016, 03:11 AM.

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                    #10
                    Only managed to get the dogs walked/jogged (Started doing interval training). I was going to count it for my HJ Day 6 weapon training but my D&D game is running late. So HJ Day 6 will happen tomorrow. Intervals again will be good for us; the dogs did fantastic today. (I'm still talking to an in-home trainer to keep a day like yesterday happening again but I'm pleased with today).

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                      #11
                      ArishaNomad D&D? Is that a Dungeon & Dragon board game?
                      Hope you can do your day 6 HJ tomorrow

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                        #12
                        donpraj; It's regular Dungeons and Dragons. Online because myself and one other player live in different states than the DM does (he's a good storyteller though; good at managing the distance). Of course if it was in person I'd have just done the workout during the game.

                        And thank you. ^_^ I believe I will.

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                          #13
                          Today it snowed. It only stuck to the icy patches. I didn't realize that for some reason and after skidding twice decided to interval by distance instead of time since I did do the bow workout yesterday. It was also 24 degrees F today (Roughly -4 C) as opposed to yesterdays 31. Still got some jogging in though and my lungs are starting to get used to cardio again. Yay!

                          The push-ups to failure didn't go too badly. I was expecting to get less done and was not anticipating being able to get the last set of shoulder taps or Daily Dare done but I did it! My legs were pretty tired after the ribbon workout but they also helped with the soreness from my intervals. (I've been running uphill since that's the start, middle and end (well the end point is at the bottom of the last hill) of next months race so I figure I better get used to it now rather than later ).

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                            #14
                            Dear ArishaNomad, I really like reading your posts. They take me to your snowy lands and I get the imagery of White Fang in my head.

                            I'm glad you decided to start working out again and I think you're doing great. I think you mentioned somewhere, that some of your family members aren't that supportive...I have some experience with that (as do some other members here) and I just wanted to say - don't let it stop you. We are more than what other people think of us.

                            Take care!

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                              #15
                              Ann-Core; Thank you so much. That means a lot to me. I'm glad you enjoy my posts! I can honestly say that without the encouragement I've gotten here from day one I think I'd have allowed myself to cheat on some of the exercises for HJ.

                              Yeah; according to my dad we're (my family) built for sprinting not long distances. He told me I wasn't built for it after I had a discouraging race. I'm always sad to hear of anyone experiencing it. Family is supposed to want you to be better! And I'm happy to say that I'm tired of letting it stop me.

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