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If I did scare sabre cat away; I never wanted to. I was just stating my opinion. If I was an arsehole then so be it. Arseholes are important to show you something about yourself. My ego may pie people off sometimes but it helps a lot of people too. I can only be myself I'm afraid. The way I help people is advice minus the sentiment.

Personally, I do not think Sabre cat was scared off. You can see that they made a post saying that they were grateful for the responses and that they are convinced now that GQ is a friendly environment.

Also, you cannot always hope for the perfect day! Some days you will just fuck up. The other day you broke all that ice and shit like superman, but today you fucked up a bit. It's all part of the balance of life. For your breath awareness meditation try and focus on your body as well as your breath. Focus on the way you make contact with the floor etc. and the areas of muscular tension in your body. Just get out of your brain and focus your energy.

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Day #19 - Friday

It's day 19 and I'm sick. - Spent much of the day reading about games from my past. It helped me pass the time. And that's time I'll never have back.

Gratitude journal

Henry Rollins

One amazing thing that happened/I did today

I did my workout. - I didn't want to. Would rather throw up and just lay around - but I did it.

Workout/run

Squats 5x5 - 145

OHP 5x5 - 85

Deadlifts 1x5 - 165

Meditation

N/A today

Reading + taking notes

N/A

What went well today:

I worked out. Doing up the charts of where I could be at the end of this IF I FOLLOW THROUGH helped motivate. I knew that getting off the rails today was 5 lbs I lose all the way down the line.

What I could have done to make my day better:

Not have had 2 beers yesterday. Only made today worse.

Misc thoughts and plans:

Is there a 20 day flu in this program? I'm not the first person I've noticed to get sick around this time.

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Weekly Goal(s) - Monday start

Climb 2x, Stronglifts 3x - So far 2x climb, 1x stronglifts

Journal daily - So far, so good.

Track mood daily at least twice on Daylio: So far - 7 day streak

Monthly Goal

Information gathering on buying a mountain bike. - Visit the bike shops in town. Friends gonna let me know when the first Demo days start up.

Use Training for the New Alpinism to assist in shaping training plan. Got the book on my nightstand.  It's screaming to be used.

Get cost estimate for 11,000er guide. Dates set in stone. Sent my brother a text today to see if he wants to join our group.

3 Month Goal

Top-rope a 5.12a successfully on the tall wall.

Climb 1x technical, 1x non-technical 11,000er in the Canadian Rockies. May need to bump part of this out to 6 months.

Outline novel. Chunking this. Creating manageable pieces relating to it in my weekly goals. - May need to evaluate if novel work is realistic with work and physical committments.

Do an editing pass of one of my shorts.

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Haha. Everyone is getting sick about now! Myself included. Great job with the work out.

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Day #20 - Saturday

Another quick update. - Still sick - Spent the day mostly in bed watching TV.

Gratitude journal

General healthy life. - Moments when I'm not healthy remind me how good things are when I am.

One amazing thing that happened/I did today

Move my car before the GF got home. The little things...

Workout/run

Rest day

Meditation

N/A today

Reading + taking notes

N/A

What went well today:

Sleeping

What I could have done to make my day better:

Be more kind to my poor body.

Misc thoughts and plans:

Need to get into work tomorrow. - Need to have a better march.

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Weekly Goal(s) - Monday start

Climb 2x, Stronglifts 3x - So far 2x climb, 2x stronglifts

Journal daily - So far, so good.

Track mood daily at least twice on Daylio: So far - 10 day streak

Monthly Goal

Information gathering on buying a mountain bike. - Visit the bike shops in town. Friends gonna let me know when the first Demo days start up.

Use Training for the New Alpinism to assist in shaping training plan. Got the book on my nightstand.  It's screaming to be used.

3 Month Goal

Top-rope a 5.12a successfully on the tall wall.

Climb 1x technical, 1x non-technical 11,000er in the Canadian Rockies. May need to bump part of this out to 6 months.

Outline novel. Chunking this. Creating manageable pieces relating to it in my weekly goals. - May need to evaluate if novel work is realistic with work and physical committments.

Do an editing pass of one of my shorts.

NEW - Be in excellent condition for June mountain trip.

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Day #21 - Sunday

3 weeks deep. Big changes in physical activity levels. - On the upswing instead of thinking every day about how I'm losing fitness.

I want to have a work week to blow the doors off. - Need to get some projects moved along that are lagging a bit. Focus of next week will be work, need to plan fitness around that and then plan a sanity break on the weekend. It means a double Tuesday, but I think that works.

Monday - Stronglifts

Tuesday - Boxing - Climbing

Wednesday - Stronglifts

Thursday - Climbing

Friday - Stronglifts

Saturday - Rest

Sunday - Climb

Can do this. - This is a reasonable plan. - Checkin with it each day.

Gratitude journal

The weather for turning back towards warm. I don't like the cold.

One amazing thing that happened/I did today

Cleared the snow off the walk. The sun baking in the coming week will make it perfect.

Workout/run

Squats 5x5 - 150

Bench 5x5 - 125

Bent Row 5x5 - 120

Climbing Class

Meditation

N/A today

Reading + taking notes

N/A

What went well today:

Sleeping - Chores

What I could have done to make my day better:

Get more sleep tonight - Get to bed early.

Misc thoughts and plans:

Didn't get into work. Now I'm stressed I'm behind and that's going to build. - One workout planned for tomorrow to relieve stress there. - Goal is to have a good day, get that stress level down and set the rest of the week up for success. Sleep well, recover well, be well.

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Weekly Goal(s) - Monday start

Climb 2x, Stronglifts 3x - So far 3x climb, 3x stronglifts

Journal daily - So far, so good.

Track mood daily at least twice on Daylio: So far - 11 day streak

Monthly Goal

Information gathering on buying a mountain bike. - Visit the bike shops in town. Friends gonna let me know when the first Demo days start up.

Use Training for the New Alpinism to assist in shaping training plan. Got the book on my nightstand.  It's screaming to be used.

NEW - Work hard to the end of April. - Be proud of what I've accomplished.

3 Month Goal

Top-rope a 5.12a successfully on the tall wall.

Climb 1x technical, 1x non-technical 11,000er in the Canadian Rockies. May need to bump part of this out to 6 months.

Outline novel. Chunking this. Creating manageable pieces relating to it in my weekly goals. - May need to evaluate if novel work is realistic with work and physical committments.

Do an editing pass of one of my shorts.

NEW - Be in excellent condition for June mountain trip.

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Day #22 - Monday

Had a terrible nights sleep. Forced myself out of bed and got into work. - Had a pretty good day. Afraid I'm going to burn out this week with the ambitious activity schedule and the hot start out of the gates. Going to take a lot of focus and shaping the path to make it work.

Started chipping away at all the ice around the sidewalk with the nice day we're having. Hope the week continues like the forecast says and I can get it down to bare pavement.

Left my phone in the car today to cut down on distractions at work. It helped about 75%. Still wasted a solid hour with mindless browsing, but that's way down from Friday's like.. 3 hours. - Craving Zelda Breath of the Wild pretty bad. - I feel like it'll never go away. Confession time: Spent a lot of time over the weekend reading about Magic The Gathering. - I haven't played the game in over 10 years... just craving some mindless thing with depth. Started reading articles... watching youtube. WTF brain.

Monday - Stronglifts - Check

Tuesday - Boxing - Climbing

Wednesday - Stronglifts

Thursday - Climbing

Friday - Stronglifts

Saturday - Rest

Sunday - Climb

Gratitude journal

Yesterday me for packing a lunch, making this plan, and making the right choice with the day.

One amazing thing that happened/I did today

The work I didn't do Sunday I got done today, and then I got ahead a little bit. Still behind where I want to be in the week, but I can see getting there tomorrow. Then I'm back on track and can get a little ahead... Having the rest day planned for Saturday gives me something to look forward to. I can spend the day reading... books... watching tv. Whatever I want guilt free. - Do plan to go visit a co-worker and meet her new puppy! Taking my white dog over to socialize, fun !!

Workout/run

Squats 5x5 - 155

OHP 5x5 - 90

Deadlift 1x5 - 175

Meditation

I think I'm done with meditation. - some days I love it, most I hate it... not feeling the positive.

Reading + taking notes

Reading on hold this week, too much to do.

What went well today:

Work. Following through.

What I could have done to make my day better:

Not a lot... well done day!

Misc thoughts and plans:

Keep it up - stay engaged this week. - One of the most difficult weeks I'm going to have - Rough weekend leads to challenging week. Have a reason to look forward to the weekend. Don't waste a day.

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Weekly Goal(s) - Monday start

Climb 2x, Stronglifts 3x - So far 1x stronglifts

Journal daily - So far, so good.

Track mood daily at least twice on Daylio: So far - 12 day streak

Monthly Goal

Information gathering on buying a mountain bike. - Visit the bike shops in town. Friends gonna let me know when the first Demo days start up.

Use Training for the New Alpinism to assist in shaping training plan. Got the book on my nightstand.  It's screaming to be used.

NEW - Work hard to the end of April. - Be proud of what I've accomplished.

3 Month Goal

Top-rope a 5.12a successfully on the tall wall. Found a suitable project Sunday... will it be up long enough. /sigh

NEW - Be in excellent condition for June mountain trip.

Climb 1x technical, 1x non-technical 11,000er in the Canadian Rockies. May need to bump part of this out to 6 months.

Outline novel. Chunking this. Creating manageable pieces relating to it in my weekly goals. - May need to evaluate if novel work is realistic with work and physical committments.

Do an editing pass of one of my shorts. Dropping these two as not in line with my current goals and commitment level. To revisit later.

 

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I've been enjoying reading the high-lights of your mountain climbing training. It reminds me of an article my dad once told me about. It was a guy named Trigger Twigg who was training out of his tent in Alaska. His goal was to climb Mt. McKinley's North Wall during winter. A feat, "so audacious that the National Park Service's Web site characterizes it as "bordering on the ridiculous because of its unfathomable risks."

One of his credentials on his business card reads: "alligator circumcision by appointment only." When questioned about his unorthodox training methods (separate from the circumcision bit, of course), he responded, "I make myself harsh every day," with a sufficient number of expletives as well.

More and more your training and unrelenting attitude are reminding me of him.

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Day #23 - Tuesday

Another rough night sleeping. The aches and pains have been accumulating and I think they're have an effect.

Good day at work. Basically just left... late night. - Took two good breaks for exercise.

Did very little mindless surfing today. - Forgot to leave my phone in the car. - Turned it off and left it in my jacket. I like leaving it in the car more, just removes the willpower factor, one less thing to think about.

Monday - Stronglifts - Check

Tuesday - Boxing - Climbing - Check and Check. - Hardest day of the week right here

Wednesday - Stronglifts

Thursday - Climbing

Friday - Stronglifts

Saturday - Rest

Sunday - Climb

Gratitude journal

Past me for helping future me all this week. - Putting out clothes and making lunch decisions ahead of time is a big help.

One amazing thing that happened/I did today

Checked in with my dad about our trip. He's very excited, going to be great!

Workout/run

Boxing Class.

1.5 hours climbing.

Meditation

I think I'm done with meditation. - some days I love it, most I hate it... not feeling the positive.

Reading + taking notes

Reading on hold this week, too much to do.

What went well today:

Made it through a really tough day.

What I could have done to make my day better:

Spend some time helping tomorrow me... still a little time left.

Misc thoughts and plans:

Nothing for today lol

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Weekly Goal(s) - Monday start

Climb 2x, Stronglifts 3x - So far 1x stronglifts - 1x climb

Journal daily - So far, so good.

Track mood daily at least twice on Daylio: So far - 13 day streak

Monthly Goal

Information gathering on buying a mountain bike. - Visit the bike shops in town. Friends gonna let me know when the first Demo days start up.

Use Training for the New Alpinism to assist in shaping training plan. Got the book on my nightstand.  It's screaming to be used.

NEW - Work hard to the end of April. - Be proud of what I've accomplished.

3 Month Goal

Top-rope a 5.12a successfully on the tall wall. Found a suitable project Sunday... will it be up long enough. /sigh

NEW - Be in excellent condition for June mountain trip.

Climb 1x technical, 1x non-technical 11,000er in the Canadian Rockies. May need to bump part of this out to 6 months.

Outline novel. Chunking this. Creating manageable pieces relating to it in my weekly goals. - May need to evaluate if novel work is realistic with work and physical committments.

Do an editing pass of one of my shorts. Dropping these two as not in line with my current goals and commitment level. To revisit later.

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Day #24 - Wednesday

Had my phone and it resulted in some mindless surfing. Time for another day in the car? I think so...

Through the mindless surfing I came across a post my uncle made about addiction. - He was an alcoholic and worse for many years and has been sober for well over 20 now.  He NEVER imbibes. To the point he got upset, very upset, when there was some cooking wine in a dish he tasted. - The smallest things, he knows where it can lead and has made the commitment to himself not to walk that road.

I'm starting to realize just what a battle addiction is. - This isn't something to "cut back on", or revisit in 90 days. This is a choice, between one life, or another.

 

Monday - Stronglifts - Check

Tuesday - Boxing - Climbing - Check and Check. - Hardest day of the week right here

Wednesday - Stronglifts Check

Thursday - Climbing

Friday - Stronglifts

Saturday - Rest

Sunday - Climb

Gratitude journal

My parents for never giving up on me. - It wasn't a straight path to where I am today, and I wouldn't have made it without 2nd... and 3rd chances. And their continued support to this day.

One amazing thing that happened/I did today

GF took the dogs to work, so I walked over and said hello! I think it helped them acclimatize. Now they think... ohhh when someone comes in, it might be him!

Workout/run

Squats 5x5 - 160

Bench 5x5 - 130

Bent Rows 5x5 - 125

Reading + taking notes

Reading on hold this week, too much to do.

What went well today:

Good work. Good reflection. Good walk.

What I could have done to make my day better:

Shouldn't have eaten a whole bag of M&M's. A big bag. Eep.

Misc thoughts and plans:

Sleep better!

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Weekly Goal(s) - Monday start

Climb 2x, Stronglifts 3x - So far 2x stronglifts - 1x climb

Journal daily - So far, so good.

Track mood daily at least twice on Daylio: So far - 14 day streak - Starting to see some trends. - Scary part is I may be downsloping - so... effort to rise above?

Monthly Goal

Information gathering on buying a mountain bike. - Visit the bike shops in town. Friends gonna let me know when the first Demo days start up.

Use Training for the New Alpinism to assist in shaping training plan. Got the book on my nightstand.  It's screaming to be used.

NEW - Work hard to the end of April. - Be proud of what I've accomplished.

3 Month Goal

Top-rope a 5.12a successfully on the tall wall. Found a suitable project Sunday... will it be up long enough. /sigh

NEW - Be in excellent condition for June mountain trip.

Climb 1x technical, 1x non-technical 11,000er in the Canadian Rockies. May need to bump part of this out to 6 months.

Outline novel. Chunking this. Creating manageable pieces relating to it in my weekly goals. - May need to evaluate if novel work is realistic with work and physical committments.

Do an editing pass of one of my shorts. Dropping these two as not in line with my current goals and commitment level. To revisit later.

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Day #25 - Thursday

Last night I started talking to my GF about @Mhyrion's experience with a 30 hour relapse and how it's a reminder of how gaming can takeover your life. How dangerous I feel it is to me, and I told her about my uncle's addiction post and how I think gaming is as bad as heroin. She was dismissive of it and said something along the line's of "It's nowhere near as bad as heroin, why don't you just setup specific times to play with your friends and only play then? I've seen you do it before with other things." Needless to see I didn't react well and we had some angry words...

Once we'd settled down I realized I haven't shared much, if anything of this journey with her. I realized what set me off is her complete dismissal of my position because of the way I'd presented it. Heroin is too strong a hyperbole for life destroying, but as I thought about it more I wasn't willing to give it up. 

I want to shift things over to alcohol - I had issues with it when I was younger. Issues so bad I quit drinking completely for a year. - I've since made the decision to drink responsibly - but in 2016 I didn't drink at all just for fitness reasons and it was no issue. - The thing about alcoholism is it's manageable... until it's not. Then it messes up your life and things can get really, really bad.

I think the issue with gaming addiction is, at a low level it ruins your life slowly but taking up all your time, and focused energy. But it never creates a "rock bottom" that pushes a call to action. - Being unemployed and living in your parents basement sucks... but it's not the kind of existence threatening problem that creates bold reasons to change. In a way, it wasn't until I faced my issues with liquor that I realized I had issues with my life and identity. Gaming was never a big enough threat to warrant exterminating... yet here it is, constantly wasting my time and my life.

I had trouble with mindless surfing today. - Pretty much a wasted day at work which is creating stress for me. I worked so hard Monday / Tuesday - Did ok Wednesday and now wasted Thursday. I'm going to have to work Saturday to stay on top of my projects and it sucks... Sometimes I wish I'd never heard of the internet.

Spent time reading about Magic again. - Dangerous cravings. - I need an outlet for downtime that is "passive but engaging..." reading is too much energy. TV is too mindless. Is napping a hobby?

Monday - Stronglifts - Check

Tuesday - Boxing - Climbing - Check and Check. - Hardest day of the week right here

Wednesday - Stronglifts Check

Thursday - Climbing Check

Friday - Stronglifts

Saturday - Rest

Sunday - Climb

Gratitude journal

My firm for hosting a wonderful farewell lunch for an ex-employee. - It's nice to see how we value our people.

One amazing thing that happened/I did today

Friend reached out - Him and his wife are going to come stay with us next week and we're going skiing! Wooo.

Workout/run

Climbing 1.5x hours. - Working the 5.12a - Can get about 1/4 of the way up... progress? :)

Reading + taking notes

Reading on hold this week, too much to do.

What went well today:

Climbing, setting things up with friend. Reflections.

What I could have done to make my day better:

Throw my damn phone in a pond.

Misc thoughts and plans:

Figure out something to do when I'm feeling bored... I hear Cam has some resources. - Look into it.

Read a lot about the crossfit games. Might enter those next year, - my mom is doing it this year in the master's category and is having a great time.

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Weekly Goal(s) - Monday start

Climb 2x, Stronglifts 3x - So far 2x stronglifts - 2x climb

Journal daily - So far, so good.

Track mood daily at least twice on Daylio: So far - 15 day streak - Wow... knew I was downsloping today - forgot to strategize and got destroyed. - Lesson there.

Monthly Goal

Information gathering on buying a mountain bike. - Visit the bike shops in town. Friends gonna let me know when the first Demo days start up.

Use Training for the New Alpinism to assist in shaping training plan. Got the book on my nightstand.  It's screaming to be used.

NEW - Work hard to the end of April. - Be proud of what I've accomplished.

3 Month Goal

Top-rope a 5.12a successfully on the tall wall. Found a suitable project Sunday... will it be up long enough. /sigh

NEW - Be in excellent condition for June mountain trip.

Climb 1x technical, 1x non-technical 11,000er in the Canadian Rockies. May need to bump part of this out to 6 months.

Outline novel. Chunking this. Creating manageable pieces relating to it in my weekly goals. - May need to evaluate if novel work is realistic with work and physical committments.

Do an editing pass of one of my shorts. Dropping these two as not in line with my current goals and commitment level. To revisit later.

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I can highly recommend sharing your journal with the GF. My hubby reads mine and it leads to a lot of understanding. I don't think he'll ever grasp how I keep going back to games, but he sees my struggle (it's real) and we can connect about it.

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My boyfriend does not read my journal and was not interested in reading it when I showed it to him. Though I wish he wanted to. A small part of me thinks that it could be his own way of deflecting and avoiding thinking critically about how he spends his own time, but I am probably projecting.

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Thank you both for the perspective. It seems like partners struggle with wrapping their heads around gaming as a problem in many different ways.

I think I'll show her where it is and tell her I'm open to her having a look at it and see where things go.

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Day #26 - Friday

Made it through a difficult week.  Had a super strong day at work today. - Going to get in tomorrow and get a headstart on next week! Feels good to be on the brink of being ahead of the game.  The Sunday planning for the week paid off big-time.

@Mhyrion and @Shine Magical provided a great conversation starter above for talking to my GF about journaling and what kind of support I want to ask for. I really appreciate hearing how their significant others are handling their journeys. From the reading I've done in @d1rtydeedz's journal, his wife is supportive, if a little confused by the issue. That's where I feel I'm at. My social circle is smaller than it was when I was younger, part of that being spending most of my time with my GF. - Making her an adversary in this is not good for either of us.

Need to get the house in order for my folks coming to visit briefly tomorrow. - After, going to enjoy a well deserved beer, watch an episode of The Expanse and head to bed!

 

Monday - Stronglifts - Check

Tuesday - Boxing - Climbing - Check and Check. - Hardest day of the week right here

Wednesday - Stronglifts Check

Thursday - Climbing Check

Friday - Stronglifts Check

Saturday - Rest

Sunday - Climb

Gratitude journal

The world for a beautiful, crisp, sunny day today!

One amazing thing that happened/I did today

Realized I'd crushed my weekly goal. - So often it's easy to come up with a plan late on a "Sunday" for the week ahead... and when Monday hits, throw it all away. - Building good on top of good.

Workout/run

Squat 5x5 - 160

OHP 5x5 - 95

Deadlift 1x5 - 185

Reading + taking notes

Listened to 2 chapters of Words of Radiance

What went well today:

Work!

What I could have done to make my day better:

Gotten the chores out of the way earlier.

Misc thoughts and plans:

Figure out something to do when I'm feeling bored... I hear Cam has some resources. - Look into it. - Keeping this here until I do it...

Crossfit looks more and more like it might be something I'd have fun doing... When my total was above 800 it was so trendy to make fun of Crossfit, I've never considered actually doing it... adding tracking and competition to weightlifting... it's all things I like doing.

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Weekly Goal(s) - Monday start

Climb 2x, Stronglifts 3x - So far 3x stronglifts - 2x climb **First time I'm done my goal for the week by Friday!!**

Journal daily - So far, so good.

Track mood daily at least twice on Daylio: So far - 16 day streak - Back to feeling good.

Monthly Goal

Information gathering on buying a mountain bike. - Visit the bike shops in town. Friends gonna let me know when the first Demo days start up.

Use Training for the New Alpinism to assist in shaping training plan. Got the book on my nightstand.  It's screaming to be used.

NEW - Work hard to the end of April. - Be proud of what I've accomplished.

3 Month Goal

Top-rope a 5.12a successfully on the tall wall. Found a suitable project Sunday... will it be up long enough. /sigh

NEW - Be in excellent condition for June mountain trip.

Climb 1x technical, 1x non-technical 11,000er in the Canadian Rockies. May need to bump part of this out to 6 months.

Outline novel. Chunking this. Creating manageable pieces relating to it in my weekly goals. - May need to evaluate if novel work is realistic with work and physical committments.

Do an editing pass of one of my shorts. Dropping these two as not in line with my current goals and commitment level. To revisit later.

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Day #27 - Saturday

Very quick post. - Rest day - Did blessedly little. Watched a lot of TV. Felt good for doing well through a tough week.

Played with a friends new puppy! Yayyyy puppies are the greatest.

 

Monday - Stronglifts - Check

Tuesday - Boxing - Climbing - Check and Check. - Hardest day of the week right here

Wednesday - Stronglifts Check

Thursday - Climbing Check

Friday - Stronglifts Check

Saturday - Rest Check

Sunday - Climb

Gratitude journal

Puppies. For being boundless balls of energy and joy.

One amazing thing that happened/I did today

Played with a puppy. :)

Workout/run

Rest day!

Reading + taking notes

Nada

What went well today:

Relaxing, watching The Expanse. Watching Hockey.

What I could have done to make my day better:

Could have gone to work. Maybe tomorrow.

Misc thoughts and plans:

Figure out something to do when I'm feeling bored... I hear Cam has some resources. - Look into it. - Keeping this here until I do it...

Crossfit looks more and more like it might be something I'd have fun doing... When my total was above 800 it was so trendy to make fun of Crossfit, I've never considered actually doing it... adding tracking and competition to weightlifting... it's all things I like doing.

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Weekly Goal(s) - Monday start

Climb 2x, Stronglifts 3x - So far 3x stronglifts - 2x climb **First time I'm done my goal for the week by Friday!!**

Journal daily - So far, so good.

Track mood daily at least twice on Daylio: So far - 16 day streak - Back to feeling good.

Monthly Goal

Information gathering on buying a mountain bike. - Visit the bike shops in town. Friends gonna let me know when the first Demo days start up.

Use Training for the New Alpinism to assist in shaping training plan. Got the book on my nightstand.  It's screaming to be used.

NEW - Work hard to the end of April. - Be proud of what I've accomplished.

3 Month Goal

Top-rope a 5.12a successfully on the tall wall. Found a suitable project Sunday... will it be up long enough. /sigh

NEW - Be in excellent condition for June mountain trip.

Climb 1x technical, 1x non-technical 11,000er in the Canadian Rockies. May need to bump part of this out to 6 months.

Outline novel. Chunking this. Creating manageable pieces relating to it in my weekly goals. - May need to evaluate if novel work is realistic with work and physical committments.

Do an editing pass of one of my shorts. Dropping these two as not in line with my current goals and commitment level. To revisit later.

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