Impossible is for the Unwilling

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  • PetiteSheWolf
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    Kitty in basket! Squeeeee!
    Serious, bad tooth pain is a nasty one, and waiting until early December, ugh!!!

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  • TopNotch
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    Day 673

    ​​ Programme:
    - Day 9 Ironheart
    ​​ Splits app. Intermediate, day 17. 22 minutes.
    C25k Same programme as last time - actually, the three runs each week are the same as each other. Today, however, I did the last 1min run at 6m/9.6k. Wow! Look at me! And I wasn't even gasping.
    Exercise bike. Venus Rising, ep 5 - Fallen Star. 26min/13.64km (pace: 1'56"). Very exciting - got away from Venus!

    Didn't have a good sleep last night - only about two hours' worth in total. The dentist had been supposed to whip out my last wisdom tooth, but what with the lockdown, that had not happened. And now it's letting me know that it's there, in my jaw. So I had not so much a toothache as an entire-side-of-face-including-throat-and-ear-ache. I pulled out the you-beaut heavy-duty painkillers that I'd stashed away (hah! A couple of years ago, you could buy these one over-the-counter!), which had been prescribed for "strong pain". Let me tell you, my definition of strong pain and the definition of whoever made these pills is very different. The worst thing - due to the backlog at the dentist, she can only see me on 3rd December!! So I'm thinking of that scene in Castaway...



    Anyway, to cheer myself up, here's a cat photo. It's been a while.
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  • mavie
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    That's such a weird feeling when you are happy for someone but also sad for yourself.

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  • Anek
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    Sorry about that!

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    damn, that is tough :/ otoh he prolly has a nice change but still sucks too to lose a training buddy (in a physical proximity sense). Hey perhaps you can challange him to a technique contest over zoom? Virtually kick his a*s and take a "payback"

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  • TopNotch
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    Day 672

    ​ Programme:
    - Day 8 Ironheart
    ​ Splits app. Intermediate, day 16.

    Didn't really have the heart for much today. There is a martial arts meme along the lines of becoming best mates with someone who deliberately kicked you in the head; I became good mates with someone who broke my arm (sparring championship)! Anyway, said mate informed me today of a posting assignment which means the whole family is packing up and going overseas for 3-4 years. Great opportunity, wonderful experience for child, and everything, but all I could think of was, what about me? My best mate is leaving in about 2 months' time. I don't have many mates - when you aren't in the workforce, and generally spend five nights a week at training, you don't get much opportunity to meet people. Sure, I'm friendly with people at training, but that's the only place I'd meet them. So losing someone, that's a big hole. Hence, not really feeling it today.

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  • BlackButler
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    That looks so fun I always wanted to do one of them runs

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  • TopNotch
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    Day 671

    C25k Thomas Watson's plan. As recommended, I began with a 5-minute walk at 3m/4.8k. Today's workout at 1min run, 1.5min walk x 8 (or rather, for 20 minutes, so you have to work out the sets yourself. Ah, maths...) Prior to beginning, I used the foam roller to loosen things up, and I'll see if I can continue to remember to do this. As the running was only for a minute at a time, followed by a 1.5min active rest, I thought I'd give it a go cranking things up a bit, so I ran at 5.5m/8.8k - and it felt good! I felt as though I were actually running! Of course, I can't sustain that pace yet, but it's getting there. Must be the Gel Kayano 28s!
    ​ Programme:
    - Day 7 Ironheart I do enjoy shoulder presses.
    ​ Splits app. Intermediate, day 15.
    Exercise bike. Venus Rising, ep 4 - Midnight Depths. 26min/13.86k (pace: 1'56").

    Was advised today that training will recommence this Thursday! Yay! Better dust off the dobok.

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  • TopNotch
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    Day 670

    ​ Programme:
    - Day 6 Ironheart Actually had pretty good balance today.
    ​ Splits app. Intermediate, day 14. 23 minutes.

    Glad to see that someone's managed to fix Global Warming but how come we slipped right into an Ice Age?! Dark, grey, rainy, and windy, which made it cold! Spent the day in front of the heater, drinking hot tea (of course!) and working out exercises for my hip flexors. I already have my hamstring protocol, and now I've fashioned a hip strengthening protocol. I'll do them, alternatingly, on non-running days. Didn't do much specific exercise today but tried out lots of moves to see if I a) understood what they were; b) could do them; and c) felt they'd be beneficial at this time.
    Third day of photographing and measuring my splits, and it seems that, yes, it is indeed 160 degrees. At least, that was the pretty consistent measurement I got, so as long as I continue to measure like that, I should be able to see any difference. I'll measure again in 16 days' time, when this Intermediate splits programme is over.

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  • mavie
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    Gandhalfit Careful. I take your word for it.

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  • Gandhalfit
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    You are welcome at any time mavie

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  • mavie
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    Originally posted by Gandhalfit View Post
    At least it's cold and rainy in November somewhere... we had 30C degrees today.
    I'd love to exchange places! It's dark, cold and wet here and it's not doing me any good. 30° almost certainly means an energy boost for me.

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  • Gandhalfit
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    Take it easy with your knee and yay for a day of fun.

    At least it's cold and rainy in November somewhere... we had 30C degrees today. It's supposed to be the worst of the current heatwave but I'm afraid this winter is going to be warm and dry throughout

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  • Mianevem
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    Nice, I'm glad you've found something useful in my thread

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  • CaptainCanuck
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    Yes that was similar to our weather here yesterday.

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