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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #135 on: October 02, 2019, 04:22:25 pm »
That's amazing, well done!

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #136 on: October 23, 2019, 08:02:52 pm »

Yeah--to be fair, the goals were things to build toward, and if I achieved them in the first few months they wouldn't be very hard goals.

Hey AR, found something for you to climb if you've got a couple of hours:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuma_Rock
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #137 on: October 24, 2019, 12:40:29 pm »
Awesome! Some research shows that people have climbed the face of it...though I can't find a lot of documentation on a route with a difficulty. A 2k foot vertical wall is a time consuming expedition--I've done 800-900 feet, but with the approach and descent it takes ~12 hours typically. For someone like me (assuming the climbing isn't too difficult) this would be multiday, which isn't something I've done before. Maybe in a few years, but hauling the gear to and around Nigeria for a multiday climb is daunting...

You can hike up the backside...I was in Nigeria for work a few years ago...had I known about this I might have done it over the weekend.

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #138 on: October 24, 2019, 03:56:30 pm »
Awesome! Some research shows that people have climbed the face of it...though I can't find a lot of documentation on a route with a difficulty. A 2k foot vertical wall is a time consuming expedition--I've done 800-900 feet, but with the approach and descent it takes ~12 hours typically. For someone like me (assuming the climbing isn't too difficult) this would be multiday, which isn't something I've done before. Maybe in a few years, but hauling the gear to and around Nigeria for a multiday climb is daunting...

You can hike up the backside...I was in Nigeria for work a few years ago...had I known about this I might have done it over the weekend.

AR, I'm glad you liked it.   :)

So it is quite a challenge.

I just came across it randomly on the web and liked the look of it as a mountain, some prominence too.   :cool:

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #139 on: October 25, 2019, 05:29:36 pm »
I started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Two broken bones so far. Love it.

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #140 on: October 25, 2019, 05:36:42 pm »
I started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Two broken bones so far. Love it.

Not what the guy whose bones you broke said.

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #141 on: October 25, 2019, 06:24:19 pm »
I started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Two broken bones so far. Love it.

No pain, no gain.. :lol:
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #142 on: October 25, 2019, 06:25:21 pm »
I started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Two broken bones so far. Love it.

No pain, no gain.. :lol:

Absolutely.

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #143 on: October 25, 2019, 06:29:47 pm »
Well, according to my doctor, my pain tolerance is too high. I walked around with a broken thumb for a weekend, putting Voltarene on it because "it wasn't so bad".

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #144 on: November 15, 2019, 09:06:26 pm »
Doing very little at the moment, my bike ride this evening was the first time I'd been on it for five whole days. :gasp:
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #145 on: November 15, 2019, 09:32:49 pm »
Haven't ran for a few weeks. Work, weather, shower out at home, usual boring bullshit. I'm on my feet all day anyway, so I feel good. Still, I miss running.

Did a 12 mile valley hike with my friend. We did some quality mushrooms. Saw deer. In downtown Toronto. Not hallucinations, there were other witnesses. Life is good.
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #146 on: November 15, 2019, 10:09:08 pm »
Haven't ran for a few weeks. Work, weather, shower out at home, usual boring bullshit. I'm on my feet all day anyway, so I feel good. Still, I miss running.

Did a 12 mile valley hike with my friend. We did some quality mushrooms. Saw deer. In downtown Toronto. Not hallucinations, there were other witnesses. Life is good.

 :cool:

Sasks, sounds like you're having a right and fine fall. :cheers:


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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #147 on: November 17, 2019, 04:11:53 pm »
Well, according to my doctor, my pain tolerance is too high. I walked around with a broken thumb for a weekend, putting Voltarene on it because "it wasn't so bad".

Yea, broken is different than sprained. Ya kind of need that digit in jujitsu. Last week after class we were around and ended up rolling my left big toe on the mat. All I heard was crunch crunch. Was a big split going across the top of the nail. It was deep too, but kind of interesting looking.
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #148 on: November 17, 2019, 04:19:11 pm »
Here, I'll gross you all out.





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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #149 on: November 17, 2019, 06:51:00 pm »
Here, I'll gross you all out.

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No pain, no gain?   :P
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