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 Post subject: 2018 Goals
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"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

Be less fat, do fewer stupid things, and drink less for one. I want to be more active and look like I actually do stuff instead of borderline chubby non-badass mom.

One of my lifters wants to do a figure/bikini competition in the Fall so I'm riding the diet train with her.
I need to get back to running regularly as I may be the head coach of the cross country team next Fall.
And I need to get back on that stallion and get him out on the trails. (He'll probably like me better if I'm not fat as well.)

So, move more, eat and drink less, and stop acting like I'm old.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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Thinking about this a bit this week. Second kid on the way, so between him and the 2 y.o. I am betting the second half of the year is going to be very focused on things other than me.

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stay active and un-injured is the basics. The how is hopefully through continued maffetone esque endurance and lots of yoga, with weights periodically included.

Performance and event wise, I am eye-balling 3-4 races of different disciplines and want a decent trip into the mountains too. Also doing a few more yoga-y things. No strength based goals beyond periodically building back to a 150kg DL for a few reps. This is very easy but more than enough strength for my needs.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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Off leash train my dog and enter him into a search club. If for nothing else, for his psyche but he's also been spotted as a SAR prospect by a group doing some sort of trial in our area even though he's not been raised as a working dog.

Keep my hip from exploding. Also, hit the trails with my #1 dog 5 days a week. We'll see how that goes.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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1. Keep doing the stuff I know is good.
2. Keep trying to avoid the stuff I know is bad for me.
3. Inspire the people I care about by my actions.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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Going to stick with the ultrawalking at least through the year and see what I can do for the long stuff - 100 miles, 24 hours and maybe a multi day event if I can get the time away from home. My main trining for the long stuff will actually be races, so I'll stick with the frequent ultras. Other than that it's kettlbell and bodyweight stuff. And of course it's all subject to change.


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Smaller, stronger, faster.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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- Build the damn sailboat
- More exploratory MTBiking (go some new places)
- Do something seriously outdoors and active 3-4 times/week (ski, paddle, pedal, hike when I can)

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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Get less fat
Start training BJJ again
Don't aquire anymore chronic injuries
Care about work less

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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edit: asked and answered previously

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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- More exploratory MTBiking (go some new places)
You ever consider some long routes?

I'm low key obsessed with knocking off one of these this fall.

http://www.bikepacking.com/event/2017-t ... alifornia/

http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/idaho ... -fire-400/

http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/oregon-outback/

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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Same size quads.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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I plan a camping trip with Shape.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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- More exploratory MTBiking (go some new places)
You ever consider some long routes?

I'm low key obsessed with knocking off one of these this fall.
Those are pretty awesome. The Oregon one in particular.

I've contemplated doing a big ride, like circling Lake Superior, but not a singletrack one. My road bike is actually a cross bike. Ready for the gravel.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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Off leash train my dog and enter him into a search club. If for nothing else, for his psyche but he's also been spotted as a SAR prospect by a group doing some sort of trial in our area even though he's not been raised as a working dog.

Keep my hip from exploding. Also, hit the trails with my #1 dog 5 days a week. We'll see how that goes.
That's pretty awesome that you and the dog could do SAR work. I think it would be great to be able to help find missing people. Not sure I could handle the mental stress of working a disaster area though.

What's your dog's breed, if you don't mind my asking? Other than agility, SAR is the only activity that really appeals to me. I don't like the protection and bite work of IPO. It's not something I'm interested in, and it just seems like a huge liability if anything ever happened and it was found out your dog had bitework training (even though the purpose of bite work is to be able to get the dog to let go on command).

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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Off leash train my dog and enter him into a search club. If for nothing else, for his psyche but he's also been spotted as a SAR prospect by a group doing some sort of trial in our area even though he's not been raised as a working dog.

Keep my hip from exploding. Also, hit the trails with my #1 dog 5 days a week. We'll see how that goes.
That's pretty awesome that you and the dog could do SAR work. I think it would be great to be able to help find missing people. Not sure I could handle the mental stress of working a disaster area though.

What's your dog's breed, if you don't mind my asking? Other than agility, SAR is the only activity that really appeals to me. I don't like the protection and bite work of IPO. It's not something I'm interested in, and it just seems like a huge liability if anything ever happened and it was found out your dog had bitework training (even though the purpose of bite work is to be able to get the dog to let go on command).
Yeah, we'll see how it goes. SAR is a wild world with a lot of people who just don't know what they're doing.

My dog is a Carolina Dog. They're classed as a pariah breed by the UKC (I think), but when raised right, MOST do well with people. Mine is very social, but a little shy at first meeting. Super athletic, smart, and his confidence in navigating obstacles is insane.

Side story: when he was 6 months, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. We're in the backyard at my parents' house, and they're telling me what's up. All of a sudden, from a sit, my dog jumps up onto the picnic table like it was nothing and just starts looking for scratches and saying hi.

I've since stopped that jumping, but the athleticism is second only to a few Malinois I've been around.

If we don't do SAR, we'll do agility.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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- More exploratory MTBiking (go some new places)
You ever consider some long routes?

I'm low key obsessed with knocking off one of these this fall.

Those are pretty awesome. The Oregon one in particular.

I've contemplated doing a big ride, like circling Lake Superior, but not a singletrack one. My road bike is actually a cross bike. Ready for the gravel.
Oregon Outback is my first choice as it's mostly gravel and dirt, nothing super technical and yet ultra amazingly beautiful country. I think a cross bike with 2.0 tires would totally work for that route. That bikepacking site and Ride GPS have a shitload of great routes if you want to dig around. I found one nice part singletrack/road/gravel route near me in the Olympics that I'm gonna knock off this winter hopefully...It's only 85miles but through some gorgeous country.

https://ridewithgps.com/

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My goals are simple this year.
Keep minimizing the amount of stuff I have, and drill down to only having the things that really matter to me. This is to both declutter the physical and mental space. Not looking to be one of those dudes that only has 100 possessions, but just looking to not have distractions pulling me in 10 different directions. Ultimate goal is to get rid of enough that I can not have to work 50+ hours a week to maintain it all.

Once I've freed up enough time, get a new dog. The time is critical so I can devote do him justice in his training and socializing.

Read more books in order to gain knowledge on subjects that interest me. I've fallen into the habit of only reading light books for entertainment. Lately I've been devoting my reading time to the scientists I enjoy - Krause, Dawkins, Sam Harris, etc.

Fitness goals are all process. Complete every C2 challenge at the higher of an offered level for an entire calendar year. Keep at least 1-2 C2 sessions/week as intervals and fill in the rest with UT2 level cruising and podcast listening. Maybe pull the 2k at Atlanta Erg Sprints for shits and giggles.
Work BW or weights a couple times a week. Would like to find a good basic plan for strength training for the erg (sets/reps based on building power for late Jan sprints).

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- More exploratory MTBiking (go some new places)
You ever consider some long routes?

I'm low key obsessed with knocking off one of these this fall.

Those are pretty awesome. The Oregon one in particular.

I've contemplated doing a big ride, like circling Lake Superior, but not a singletrack one. My road bike is actually a cross bike. Ready for the gravel.
Oregon Outback is my first choice as it's mostly gravel and dirt, nothing super technical and yet ultra amazingly beautiful country. I think a cross bike with 2.0 tires would totally work for that route. That bikepacking site and Ride GPS have a shitload of great routes if you want to dig around. I found one nice part singletrack/road/gravel route near me in the Olympics that I'm gonna knock off this winter hopefully...It's only 85miles but through some gorgeous country.

https://ridewithgps.com/
For pure bikepacking pron, check out Iohan Gueorguiev's YouTube channel. He's been on constant travel for a couple of years now, from Alaska to Patagonia. His videography and narration are top shelf. Easy to go down the rabbit hole and watch hours of his tip one after the other.
https://www.youtube.com/user/istarusIG

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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New for 2018: piano lessons!

Tweaks:
  • Focus on the small picture: lifting and judo 2x per week each, piano lesson once a week. Keep the appointments and let the big picture take care of itself.
  • Be more resilient to "perturbations". A miss here & there is inevitable. But don't let a missed day turn into a missed week, a missed week turn into a missed month.
  • Be proactive in meal planning for the family, using tools like the Instant Pot etc. Pare down the carry-out & restaurant meals.
  • Fix up the "game room" / office.
  • Fix up the garage with the heavy bag and a pull-up bar etc.
  • Upgrade my bike in the springtime.
  • Host some social stuff occasionally for our local friends.
  • Start to realize some savings when stepdaughter graduates college in May/June. Reconfigure budget to use that $$ intelligently.
  • Go to karate camp in August with the boy.
  • Read more books. Actual books with pages.

Standing orders:
  • Be a decent husband, father, and stepfather. Keep my job.
  • Manage health appropriately for age. Get to the doc, get to the dentist, stay compliant with any meds.
  • Eat some decent food occasionally, yogurt & salads etc.
  • Get to the park with the dog more, for a hike with off-leash time.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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It's almost halfway through the year. How is everyone going with their goals?

I didn't post 2018 goals. By the end of 2017 I was low on resources (in many ways) so the goal at the start of 2018 was 'survive'. Although looking at 2017 I had ticked off some of the big goals.

How are your goals going so far?

What has changed?

What is one thing you can do to ensure you'll have more success achieving your goals?

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Goals
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It's almost halfway through the year. How is everyone going with their goals?

I didn't post 2018 goals. By the end of 2017 I was low on resources (in many ways) so the goal at the start of 2018 was 'survive'. Although looking at 2017 I had ticked off some of the big goals.

How are your goals going so far?

What has changed?

What is one thing you can do to ensure you'll have more success achieving your goals?
I had two un-named goals from a year or two ago. They were get invited to join the local surf club and something about being a great personal trainer.

I haven't got invited to join the surf club, but my surfing and behavior in the water have both improved - so I'm definitely closer to that.

I began writing down all my clients workouts and implementing periodization instead of winging it and that has also been a positive.

The three for this year were do the things I know I should, avoid the things I know I shouldn't and inspire people with my actions.

I've been pretty good on the first one, though my diet could be better and I could use more sunscreen....I've had too many drinks a few times so far, but otherwise feel more or less okay about the second. Lastly, I had a parent yesterday come up and compliment me on the positive influence I had on their kid at the gym. I don't train their kid and seldom give them any workout advice, just say hello and ask what they are up to. Very cool!

The biggest thing I could do to help myself out is to have an amazing pre-bed routine. My morning one sets the stage for the day, but each night I basically pass out to youtube videos.

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Free handstand on ringsand muscleup on rings.
And hope to do something with capoeira, i mean something more complex than ginga :)


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- Build the damn sailboat
- More exploratory MTBiking (go some new places)
- Do something seriously outdoors and active 3-4 times/week (ski, paddle, pedal, hike when I can)
Haven’t started the sailboat, but been MTBiking plenty and getting outside lots. So far so good. Knee is happy.

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I've been working with a figure coach for the last 4 months. Haven't lost much scale weight, but lost 3 inches off my waist and my shoulder and knee pain are all but gone. My coach basically increases my calories whenever I lose more than 2 lbs as she is trying to put some more mass on me before doing a hard cut. And that time has come. Starting a hard cut next Sunday. I quite drinking for Lent, but got back into a regular (although much more moderate) habit afterwards. I've starting cutting back and hope to cut it back altogether with my cut. I expect to be hangry and less tolerant of all kinds of people. Cutting down to compete as a lightweight in Highland Games in August (must be under 150) and then decide on a competition date from there. progress photo in my training log

Still working with the stallion though haven't ridden in a while, just lunging. Need a new saddle.

Not running, but getting cardio in. Thinking my bike will be a better coaching tool.

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