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    Finger tallies, not a bad idea!!!

    And I had NO INTENTION of doing Pandora LOL!! Whatever you do, don't start reading other people's Pandora posts (I mean, except mine of course ) it totally sucks you in.

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      Ok, I'm going to try this distance thing...my calculations might have been a little off about traveling around the world, I think I'll be about 55 I started Foundation on February 19th so that will be my starting point. And to give me a more attainable milestone I'm also going to track my progress from Los Angeles, California, to Washington DC along the same route as the 2015 Race Across the USA event (3037 miles). I will probably only update weekly (or monthly) and I'm using the distance calculations from my FitBit so some of those "steps" are going to be high knees

      February (19-28)
      21.82 miles

      March
      62.55 miles

      April
      76.96 miles

      Distance Remaining
      24.739 miles around the Earth
      2872 miles to Washing DC (5% complete - still in California!)

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        I'm with S.H. Artistry on counting to 20. If it's sth like high knees, I count every other step and focus on one leg - starting with left, I'm focusing on right leg and 2, 4, 6, ..., 20.
        I'm not counting on fingers, but I imagine a screen like in FPS and I put number of reps in top left corner - if I reached 20, I'm beginning new count.

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          I count each leg individually (which forces me to count REALLY fast LOL) but I'm afraid that if I just did the right leg I would somehow subconsciously focus on that side more than the other?? If that makes sense? I have even read that with running, you shouldn't breath with an even numbered in/out rhythm because if you're always breathing out on right foot strike and in on left (as an example) it can have a negative effect...it's been a while but if I recall, more impact on just one side of the body.

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            I tried that every other step counting and it didn't affect the balance. And +1 for counting to 20 and fingers, it has proven as most efficient, saying "twenty one, twenty two" (or dvadeset jedan, dvadeset dva in my language) is too long for fast exercises.

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              Yes to counting every other step / action, I've not noticed an effect (I might with breathing, but counting is even for me), and to going to 20. I then count 1, 2, 3,... 30, 1, 2, 3,... 40 and so on, means keeping track of two numbers but it's quick. I do it out loud as well as that helps me keep track and means I keep breathing.

              If you have your hands free, you could count 20s on one and 100s on the other.

              Also, here's the indomitable Hacker's Diet on counting steps: "I find that keeping track of the number of complete sets of running and jumping is best done by setting out a number of coins equal to the number of sets for the current rung and moving a coin from one pile to another as you complete each set."

              Hope you find something that works for you before you expire in a heap!

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                Originally posted by SkorpionUK View Post
                Also, here's the indomitable Hacker's Diet on counting steps: "I find that keeping track of the number of complete sets of running and jumping is best done by setting out a number of coins equal to the number of sets for the current rung and moving a coin from one pile to another as you complete each set."
                So this conversation DID diverge a tad...yesterday I counted out 770 high knees without a problem. It's the workout sets that are all of a sudden completely losing me. So SkorpionUK THIS IS BRILLIANT!! So simple! No pen and paper! I always have coins on my dresser (and I don't THINK I'd forget in which direction I'm moving them LOL.) Thank you!

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                  Also, SkorpionUK, what is this "Hacker's Diet"? Should we be worried about you?

                  The Hacker's Diet
                  How to lose weight and hair
                  through stress and poor nutrition

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                    You don't need to be a hacker for that, just be a software engineering student, hair loss and stress guaranteed, bonus points for anxiety xD

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                      Originally posted by Izzissind View Post
                      bonus points for anxiety xD
                      We call that EC


                      I bookmarked it on my work computer, to be continued tomorrow, I like his writing style.

                      Pandora Chapter 7
                      30 travel points at level 2 to the lighthouse = 100 high knees and 1.25 mile walk on the treadmill. Did the workout on level 3!! Yay! And actually did 7 sets and STOPPED after 7 sets thanks to SkorpionUK 's genius. Six quarters and a red poker chip for the last set (you know, so I'd know which direction I was moving them LOL!) With very short rest breaks too

                      Happy Monday!!

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                        Excellent work, K e l l y! And no, you should not worry about me / my mental state, the Hacker's Diet is something I looked into and used a bit many, many years ago. I guess you could say that was the start of my interest in bodyweight exercises, John Walker uses and recommends 5BX/XBX, so I did that for a while... and got bored. It is excellent, no doubt, but for me at the time, simply doing more of the same made no sense and wasn't fun: had I been going for sheer efficiency, it would have scored more highly; note that it goes for high intensity and short duration to improve fitness... now where have we heard this principle before, I wonder...?

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                          Pandora Chapter 8
                          That's right. After I finished chapter 7 I just couldn't stop! I guess we were...fishing?! Completed on level 2. FIVE whole minutes of speed bag punches! I had to shake my arms out a few times and my coordination started failing near the end but I was able to complete mostly in one go.

                          Today I need to travel 34 points to the resistance camp. Soo...340 high knees or 2.11 miles. Honestly the high knees are so much quicker it's hard not to just suck it up and do those despite the impact to my knees, especially when it's not a scheduled running day. If I add another 60 high knees I can stop at Agora Equos, pick up a job and complete it at Fisherman Village along the way gotta collect those scraps!

                          I hope everyone has a great day, Britt0 I have my fingers crossed for your knee with your walk to work, and SkorpionUK I was so happy to log in this morning and see you got back to Foundation!

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                            Thanks, K e l l y! We'll see in a few minutes what happens!

                            Good job on Pandora!

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                              Originally posted by KYRO View Post
                              I'm with Guest on counting to 20. If it's sth like high knees, I count every other step and focus on one leg - starting with left, I'm focusing on right leg and 2, 4, 6, ..., 20.
                              I'm not counting on fingers, but I imagine a screen like in FPS and I put number of reps in top left corner - if I reached 20, I'm beginning new count.
                              I do this too.
                              When I hit two syllable numbers, one syllable with each leg.😎

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                                Originally posted by Izzissind View Post
                                I tried that every other step counting and it didn't affect the balance. And +1 for counting to 20 and fingers, it has proven as most efficient, saying "twenty one, twenty two" (or dvadeset jedan, dvadeset dva in my language) is too long for fast exercises.
                                Back to off-topic I just count two-one, two-two, two-three (or dwa-jeden, dwa-dwa, dwa-trzy in my tongue xD). It's quicker, when I count more than 20.
                                EDIT: Just like now - I counted to 250 in 50s - Jumping Jacks from Cardio Trim RUN, Day 20

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