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|| Loot List || Male half-orc Bloodrager 1 / Inquisitor 1 / Fighter 1 || AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +3 Dex) hp 27/27 || Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations || Init +3 (rolls twice); Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8
GM Mort wrote:
I will wait. Also tomorrow I wish to test myself for 21k. I will run as far as I can go, taking my own sweet time to do it. I have never gone that distance running so I also won't know what to expect.

Ooooph…. 21k... For me it is already a stretch to do that on the bike, let alone running :P

Take it easy Mort!


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

Did my 21k, unfortunately I picked up a blood blister in the process. Now what do I do about it lol.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

I made date bread

2nd pic: side view

Really weird since I measured out everything carefully(converted cups to grams and liquid cups to ml), and the dough was too wet. Had to add more flour so I don't think I can duplicate it. Nonetheless it did have the desired result of being softer then the last batch, though I think it could use more dates.


|| Loot List || Male half-orc Bloodrager 1 / Inquisitor 1 / Fighter 1 || AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +3 Dex) hp 27/27 || Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations || Init +3 (rolls twice); Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8

I have to say the bread looks great :D

What about the blister? Gone?

And was it worth it? ;)


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

I biked 40km before. Flat road so it wasn't a biggie.

Blister is fine after I lanced it, squeezed the fluid out and put antiseptic.

Left knee and left side on the other hand, was a different story =P

I did manage to get up a new rock wall still =)

No pics of me at the top because I wasn't expecting myself to be able to do it and so didn't pass anyone my phone but when I tried to get up on it again I didn't manage it.

I will swear by Yoga. My left knee was dodgy until I put myself through 30 min of runners yoga yesterday and took an afternoon nap. Today I managed to walk down stairs and do a short dash to catch the train lol.

Next time I long run, I will make sure I find the time to incorporate a yoga session as soon as possible after the run, even if I have to do it in view of the general public.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

It was really one weird weekend. I knew that my body wasn't functioning properly after the run - the last time I walked 22km, I was ravenously hungry, even to the point of happily snacking along the way.

Didn't happen for this run. After the run, I didn't feel hungry. I actually made myself eat because I know my body needs it, no matter what it says.

And I knew that I should be feeling tired, but my energy levels were fairly normal, except that my left side and knee were an ouch. Even did batch cooking and all that, that night I didn't sleep much as I wanted to set the dough so it could rise while I went rock climbing.

I suspect that run it was all the release of chemicals of some kind that sort of pushed back hunger and fatigue. At least I know how my body acts now after long runs.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

I signed up for this:

I read about last years downtown Spartan.

I think inverted monkey bars may be an issue, I don't know how well I can climb over chest high obstacles and no I haven't climbed more then 1.5m up a rope but I suppose if I screw up its 60 burpees ><

I should be able to carry 40 lbs on my shoulder and go around with it, though I've never tried - my gym farmer's walk is at 12 kg in each hand, for 1 min. 

Meanwhile I'm having butterflies in my tummy going what have I gotten myself into!! =P

Again if I don't try the obstacles for myself I will not know the areas I need to work on... 


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

Yeah I just go in whatever direction is pointed. Also I ripped a callus on monkey bars yesterday so I'm like geez, I guess I get to read up on fingertip pushups><


|| Loot List || Male half-orc Bloodrager 1 / Inquisitor 1 / Fighter 1 || AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +3 Dex) hp 27/27 || Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations || Init +3 (rolls twice); Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8

Eeeesh… That sounds VERY painful.

Mort, you ever thought about triathlon? Me and some co-workers were talking about it yesterday - seems to be right up your alley ;)


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

If I can sort out my biking issues it should be fine. I'm not sure why the last time I biked a station my shoulder started to ache. It could be inappropriate seat height since the bike is shared by everyone in the family.


|| Loot List || Male half-orc Bloodrager 1 / Inquisitor 1 / Fighter 1 || AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +3 Dex) hp 27/27 || Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations || Init +3 (rolls twice); Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8

That would make sense, probably leaning too much forward?


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

Doesn't bike riding take different muscles than other things? Might just be that.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

I cycled 40 km before when I was younger without issues. Since I am fitter then I was back then, I suspect it is an issue on seat height. I really should run some tests sometime. Maybe if I want to sign up for a tri. Also one more issue about triathlons is that I probably won't sign up if it's open water swimming. I swim like a fat whale. And if you're not a strong swimmer, in open water you get nowhere.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

Waiting for Caraid to take his turn.


|| Loot List || Male half-orc Bloodrager 1 / Inquisitor 1 / Fighter 1 || AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +3 Dex) hp 27/27 || Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations || Init +3 (rolls twice); Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8
GM Mort wrote:
I cycled 40 km before when I was younger without issues. Since I am fitter then I was back then, I suspect it is an issue on seat height. I really should run some tests sometime. Maybe if I want to sign up for a tri. Also one more issue about triathlons is that I probably won't sign up if it's open water swimming. I swim like a fat whale. And if you're not a strong swimmer, in open water you get nowhere.

I am not a fully avid cyclist, but there is a whole science around it, defining the bike's dimensions, seating and steering height, etc.

Open water swimming is HARD - I did it sometimes when I was fully on to swimming and in good shape years back, and man... It was exhausting...


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

It takes me 3-4 min to swim 100m in the swimming pool ^^. I don't think I'd be making much headway in open water ><

And the weird thing about swimming is other then resurfacing less often (for frog style I surface once every 3 strokes), fish style every 2, I simply have no idea how to swim faster.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

Managed to get free half marathon tickets for the Great Eastern Women's run!

I signed up =D


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

That looks pretty cool. Is it your first time for this one?


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

Yeah first time running an official 21k. As it is my custom, I tested myself before, I can go that distance but not comfortably. I need more training.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

So I did the spartan downtown thing. Had to do burpees on Olympus, multi rig and inverted wall. 30 burpees total.

Full course consisted of low wall climb over - I used the slats as well as a nearby pillar, hopped up the top then jumped down.

Then it was medicine ball throws. Throw a 4 kg ball from overhead down to the floor. Okay cool, I can do that fine.



After that was 10 squats with a weighted rope. I folded the rope over my shoulders and squatted away. Easy peasy!

After that was some walking downstairs (I don't know how to run down the stairs!) to the bouldering section. We were told to do easy, medium or hard and I happily did all 3 routes =P (It's too long since Ive climbed a wall and got the itch)

Then next stop was the gym. Given a choice of deadlifting a bar with 5 kg on each side or squatting with the same weight, I chose to deadlift. Since I already squatted earlier. OK that wasn't an issue.

After that was to the yoga studio to hold warrior 2 for 30 secs. Well, better then doing inverted triangle and all that...

Then it was out doors again. Olympus - I could grab the hand grips fine, but the keep leg on the wall was problematic. My feet kept slipping off the wall. I may need to look for something with better grip. So it was 10 burpees. 

After that, inverted wall. Just couldn't pull myself up, I watched videos saying alternate arm alternate foot but just couldn't execute it >< Another 10 burpees. 

Then it was the multi rig. That was a lost cause from the start since I can't swing on monkey bars very well and the gaps are far bigger then I'm used to.

Final obstacle the rope climb. Harder then training climbs - I only had 1.5m to practice and the height was double that. I did manage it though =D


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

Me climbing rope


|| Loot List || Male half-orc Bloodrager 1 / Inquisitor 1 / Fighter 1 || AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +3 Dex) hp 27/27 || Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations || Init +3 (rolls twice); Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8

The fact you were able to do all those things, and all on the same day, is already worth of applause from my end. That is pretty impressive Mort! Dang!

And do you feel completely exhausted the day after? :D


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

We'll find out but I don't think anything too serious. Granted my arms and lower back are starting to ache atm... But other then the rope burn on my last finger I should be good.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

Could you get me a mini for Anne, Piotr? Thanks


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

Mini?


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

A picture from the nets so I know how Anne looks like. I believe you have edit rights on the map?


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

Oh! Now I understand. I'll look for one after work today.


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

Okay the little evil puppy thing is really cool. It barks just to feed off the irritation it causes in the owner... hmmm (looks to my own dog here and wonders)


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

How about this one? She doesn't have the sword of course, but I figured since it is the mini you need the head shot will work

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/503277327103893343/


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |
Piotr Tataru wrote:

How about this one? She doesn't have the sword of course, but I figured since it is the mini you need the head shot will work

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/503277327103893343/

Sorry for the delay but yeah I managed to tag it on.

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Piotr Tataru wrote:
Okay the little evil puppy thing is really cool. It barks just to feed off the irritation it causes in the owner... hmmm (looks to my own dog here and wonders)

That's why you should have cats instead ;)

Or maybe they'll curl around your ankles to trip you =P

But I think cats are more independent minded then dogs. Most cats I've seen on the streets are happier being left alone, a cat approaches you when he/she feels like it and doing it the other way round just invites getting scratched.


|| Loot List || Male half-orc Bloodrager 1 / Inquisitor 1 / Fighter 1 || AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +3 Dex) hp 27/27 || Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations || Init +3 (rolls twice); Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8

Dang I already liked Ann before, and now I see she looks amazing! :D

I've had dogs and cats. Have two cats at the moment, and all I can say is I miss having a dog :P


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

She is the better looker of the siblings. Sorry Mort, I was meaning to tag her, memory fogged that part last night.

Ferrets are cool too, my daughter has two of them. Smells horrible, but quite smart and no barking :) My cats will come see me a couple of times a day, demand attention then do their own thing the rest of the time. My dog is always around me... well unless he is barking at the neighbor.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

Holy *! I looked through my Spartan downtown gift bag and there's an option to sign up trial for a free ballet class. Dancing cats, lol? But graceful would be the last thing I'd describe myself as =P


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

Waiting for Kilarra and Rozalia to take their turns.


|| Loot List || Male half-orc Bloodrager 1 / Inquisitor 1 / Fighter 1 || AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +3 Dex) hp 27/27 || Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations || Init +3 (rolls twice); Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8
GM Mort wrote:
Holy *! I looked through my Spartan downtown gift bag and there's an option to sign up trial for a free ballet class. Dancing cats, lol? But graceful would be the last thing I'd describe myself as =P

Come on Mort! You're not telling me you are not giving it a try? ;)


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

I will give it a try. I have more flexibility then most of the run squadron anyway, and can lunge and squat like a boss if nothing else. It's just the idea of lithe and slender really doesn't describe me. I'm more on the short and stocky side.


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Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

If anyone tells you a knotted rope is DC 5 to climb, it's bullsh*t. I climbed this knotted rope and rang the bell and it certainly did not feel like DC 5. I couldn't even climb it 2 years back when I was urm rounder.

For the purposes of pathfinder, I won't be changing anything but just commenting it's quite BS=P


|| Loot List || Male half-orc Bloodrager 1 / Inquisitor 1 / Fighter 1 || AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +3 Dex) hp 27/27 || Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations || Init +3 (rolls twice); Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8

I gotta agree with you Mort - rope climbing is not as easy as they say. Imagine that with travelling attire, boots, backpack, dangling sword and bow, etc... :D


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

OK so for the whole climbing shenanigans thing.

My BF and managed to get 2 for the price of 1 tickets to the water theme park, of which one section is a water based obstacle course. Ooooh OK so for the fun part. Jump off ledges? Fine, I can't see anything anyway so hoppity hop I go ^^

Balance beam? Beams quite wide, not a problem.

Two rope crossing

Eh, I know my balance skillz not that leet, so I just grabbed the upper rope, leaned back while keeping my knees bent and feet on lower rope and pulled my way (hand by hand) through the rope. Quite a bit of core work actually.

Cargo net crossing

Did not use the bottom line just slowly hand by hand, leg by leg pull myself across. Also looks easier then it actually is but I managed, the bigger challenge was to put the arch of my foot on the ropes so that it didn't hurt the balls of my feet or the soles.

Then the rope climb:

Took me 3 tries to do it to get to ring the bell, didn't realize how much I relied on the J-hook technique for my rope climbing shenanigans.

There was another obstacle, a cargo net followed by climbing up bouldering style on jugs, on a sloping surface overhanging on water. I managed to get up the cargo net but decided against climbing up the bouldering section as I ran out of energy. Wanted to save some for descent as the idea of falling backwards into a 4m pool didn't quite appeal to me.


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

I have never tried to climb a rope and unless there is an emergency or a hamburger on the other end (maybe the last hamburger on earth) I probably never will... but I loved your assessment of it. I made me smile greatly.

Also LEGO ROBOTICS has started again, first practice was tonight and was great.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

=D

What are the things this season that your kids need to build the robot to do?

Also about rope climbing if you can loop, then loop. Try to use your legs to push up more because arm strength is limited. Also the more you weigh, the harder it is to get your @ss climbing anything.

Not quite so happy about myself being that heavy, but I don't think I can do too much about it.


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

We haven't built the models that make up the track yet. I taught the kids I have basic programming of the robot, mostly how to move it around and a few of the sensors. And LOOPS! I love loops.

Tomorrow hopefully we get the track built and start thinking about what they want to accomplish.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

My company is losing our corporate gym membership so that puts me without a gym. What am I gonna do?!


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

That sucks Mort. Exercise can happen anywhere. Make everyplace and everywhere a gym!!!

Yeah, I know that doesn't help. Sorry.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

To a certain extent you can, but I fear I may not be disciplined enough to do so. In the gym you just keep adding weight plates to your bar every week/month or so. But to push that way with body weights is harder. I still have not managed the pistol squat without assistance.

For cardio, no issues, I'll just run up the hill near my office. Me and the hill get along well anyway.

And fair enough statement, Kilarra.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

I went for a long run. Then I had toasted salmon on a bed of asparagus and mushroom, topped with butter and diced tomatoes.

Unfortunately I was so rungry that I didn't manage to restrain myself for good pics and only took it after some of it had been eaten

Note to self, make sure salmon covers asparagus or it gets chewy and dry.

Then I made a new variant of zucchini boat with five spice salt, but think the chicken could use more of that five spice salt.


|| Loot List || Male half-orc Bloodrager 1 / Inquisitor 1 / Fighter 1 || AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +3 Dex) hp 27/27 || Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations || Init +3 (rolls twice); Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8

Thjat is not a long run - that is a VERY long run :D


Piotr: Fighter 2/Spirtualist 1| HP 28/28 | AC 21 T 12 FF 19 | Ft +6 Rf +4 Wi +6*(+2 Ann In Brain,+1vs fear) | Init +2 | Perc +2 l CMD 17 | spells: level 1 1/2 | conditions: -2 dex -2 con --- Ann: HP 19 | AC 16(20 mage armor) T 12 FF 14 | Ft +2 Rf +5 Wi +5 | Init +2 | Perc +0

Running for 2 hours?!?! ugh... I had to take part in the local parade since my youngest was in it for robotics and hours of standing, walking, and one brief minute of jogging broke me.


Strange Aeons Grp 2 |

And predictably...when I went for a body composition test, I found out that I lost muscle mass >.< Sigh...how does one train for a half marathon and maintain muscle mass at the same time?

Your reaction mirrored my BFs after I brought him out for a 4 h nature hike. He went back and took an afternoon nap for 3h. I took a 1h nap because I was up at 5.50 am in the morning to exercise before my nap. Then I got bored and bought us tickets to Taiwan(as per previously planned).

Our vacation from the tour group has been cancelled due to insufficient people and so now we planned our free and easy trip to Taiwan from 18th Oct to 28th Oct.

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