At the break of dawn

Tileenah

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Warrior from France
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I really like the blue-violet color of the sky and water in the Amsterdam picture, it's very peaceful 😊
Thank you for sharing!
Bon courage pour apprendre le français, it usually takes us french around 10 years to speak and write it correctly... I always thought it would be really hard to learn if I had not been born in it 😅
On the other hand I'm trying to learn german and it's really difficult for me 😅😅😅
 

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 2,124
@JCU Amsterdam has a lot of beautiful buildings and canals, and a lot of history. It is therefore also a very busy city.

@Tileenah merci beaucoup! Und viel Glück mit die deutsche Sprache! I grew up hearing a lot of German (besides that it looks a lot like Dutch) which makes that easy for me.

Monday March 13th
After work I did a run. The weather turned from cold and rainy yesterday, to 17°C and sun today. It was só nice! And beautiful sunset 😊
Pico wanted to come along again, I shut the door behind me, but she rushed out of the cat door to follow me. At the corner of the street when I was speeding she cried loud, like really loud. But I couldn't take her because of a railway and a busy road.
▪️  Walk 1.57 km. Warming up
▪️  Run 4.07 km. I forgot yo take my ear buds, because I was in a hurry. So no ZR today. At first I got angry with myself, but then I heard the birds and thought that it was actually perfect this way.
▪️ Basics Arms of Steel chair edition, day 6
▪️Challenge Kicks & Punches, day6, 4x20 punches
▪️Challenge Back & Shoulders, day 6, 3x (8 w extensions + 8 prone reverse fly's)
▪️ Challenge Super abs, day 6, 3x 25 sec elbow plank
▪️Challenge Wall sit, day 6, 60 sec
▪️Stretching Unbound, day 6

Steps today: 11475

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (1/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (1/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (0/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (0/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (1/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (2/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 354 days
Step streak: 179 days
Daily walk streak: 133 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 122 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 125 days (1st day Nov 9 2022

Picture
Sunset after my run

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NancyTree

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Posts: 2,124
@JCU @CODawn @Anek @TopNotch :tu:
@Tileenah thank you! In Dutch we have the same expression 😊

Tuesday March 14th
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Program Foundation, day 30, lvl 1+ :completed:

Steps today: 5894

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (2/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (2/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (0/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Going to bed in time 5 times a week (1/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (2/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 355 days
Step streak: 180 days :completed: my third Garmin 60 day badge!
Daily walk streak: 134 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 123 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 126 days (1st day Nov 9 2022
 

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 2,124
@TopNotch @JCU @Lady Celerity @CODawn @Tileenah @Fremen @PetiteSheWolf @BetaCorvi @Anek @TortoiseVibe :tu:

Wednesday March 15th
I forgot to do Unbound, and now I don't want to. P.S.: did it anyway, it was good
▪️  Hike 5.31 km
▪️  Basics Arms of Steel chair edition , day 7, lvl 1+
▪️  Program Combat HIIT, day 1, lvl 1
▪️Challenge Kicks & Punches, day 7, 150 side kicks
▪️Challenge Back & Shoulders, day 7, 3x 14 reverse flies
▪️ Challenge Super abs, day 7, 3x (10 lying leg raises + 10 side bridges)
▪️Challenge Wall sit, day 7, 70 sec
▪️ Stretching Unbound, day 7

Steps today: 11153

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (3/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (3/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (0/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (0/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (2/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (3/5)
🙂 Getting 2 chores done (1/2)

Exercise streak: 356 days
Step streak: 181 days
Daily walk streak: 135 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 124 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 127 days (1st day Nov 9 2022
 

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 2,124
Thursday March 16th
▪️  Walk 1.59 km
▪️  Run 4.04 km. ZR S2M1 2 zombies evaded

Steps today: 11885

Friday March 17th
▪️  Program Combat HIIT, day 2, lvl 1.

Steps today: 6820

Saturday March 18th
▪️  Hike 14.08 km. I was following a 14 km hiking route. But there's a flaw in the signs which made it 7. I needed my hike to be at least 13 km, so followed the route backwards. Edit: oh what also was shtty: got stung in my arm by a bumblebee 🙄 it just flew right into me
▪️  Unbound Unbound, day 8. This was perfect after my hike.

Steps today: 19003

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (6/7)
🙂 Practice push ups twice a week (1/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (6/7)

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (1/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (1/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (3/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (3/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (1/2)

Exercise streak: 359 days
Step streak: 184 days
Daily walk streak: 138 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 127 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 130 days (1st day Nov 9 2022
 
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NancyTree

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Posts: 2,124
@Fremen @JCU :thanks:

Sunday March 19th
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Walk 1.62 km warming up
▪️  Run 5 22 km. ZR S2M2. 3 zombies evaded.
▪️  Walk 1.58 km. Cooling down
▪️ Abs 2 minutes abs, with 2x1 kg ankle weights and additional 5.5 kg dumbbell on the sitting twists
▪️ Challenge Wall sit, day 8 20 sec
▪️ Stretching Unbound , day 9. This was hard..

Steps today: 12396

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (7/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (1/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (7/7)

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (2/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (2/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (4/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (4/5)
🙂 Getting 2 chores done (3/2)

Exercise streak: 360 days
Step streak: 185 days
Daily walk streak: 139 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 128 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 131 days (1st day Nov 9 2022
 

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 2,124
@Lady Celerity thank you! This was actually a 1 hour drive from my home, which means I crossed 3 rivers and 2 large cities. I'm trying a few different national parks in the Netherlands
@Tileenah yw!
@TopNotch yes it is! I'm definitely going back to hike the total route
@Anek thanks!

Monday March 20th
I'm going to try a new approach. I ditch the challenges for now. I'm too tired to do it all and I want to train for my vacation, so that gets priority. I selected a few workouts based on focus (legs, abs, stretching), and I'll try to do 1 every day.
▪️  Hike 2.61 km
▪️  Legs Booty Builder

Steps today: 7810

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (1/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (1/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (1/7)

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (1/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (1/5)
▪️Going to bed in time 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 361 days
Step streak: 186 days
Daily walk streak: 140 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 129 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 132 days (1st day Nov 9 2022)
 

NancyTree

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Posts: 2,124
Tuesday March 21st
I chose to lose my daily walk and step streak. Actually 1 day too late, because I did my short hike yesterday despite me thinking I shouldn't. Today I feel my left calf, where I had my first injury a few years back. I'm scared it's back, but it seems to feel more like a bit of DOMS and tension from doing a tad too much. So I decided to have a few rest days, skip my run tomorrow and hopefully it turns out to be nothing serious and I will be able to resume training towards my vacation... 🤞
I thought I had to lise my exercise streak too, but then realised I could easily do the arms of steel chair ed.
▪️ Arms of Steel chair edition , day 8

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (2/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (1/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
☹️ 5.000 steps a day (1/7)

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (2/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (2/5)
▪️Going to bed in time 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 362 days
Step streak: 0 days (186)
Daily walk streak: 0 days (141)
Duolingo (hard) streak: 130 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 133 days (1st day Nov 9 2022)
 

NancyTree

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Posts: 2,124
@TopNotch thanks! That's also the power of Darebee
@Lady Celerity @JCU @Montserrat @Fremen @Tileenah @Anek :thanks:

Wednesday March 22nd
Today my calf felt almost normal. There were a few moments it wasn't, but it's a good sign most of the day it was. My mental state was as unpredictable as my calf..
▪️ Arms of Steel chair ed, day 9

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (3/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (1/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
☹️ 5.000 steps a day (1/7)

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (3/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (2/5)
▪️Going to bed in time 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 363 days
Step streak: 0 days (186)
Daily walk streak: 0 days (141)
Duolingo (hard) streak: 131 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 134 days (1st day Nov 9 202
 

NancyTree

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Posts: 2,124
@Gandhalfit thank you :thanks:

Thursday March 23rd
I don't know how my calf is doing. Walking today at work felt okay. But sometimes, while doing nothing special like just sitting at my desk or lying at the couch, I feel things. A distinct nagging, burning feeling. And this was exactly how it was before. So maybe my brain makes things up because I'm scared I caused it to come back. Or maybe it is back. And I'm not sure what's the best way to go. Because doing nothing also made it feel worse in the past. I might try a short walk tomorrow, if it feels okayish at work. I don't know how to deal with this emotionally.. the last 5 years I have been dealing constantly with injuries while doing nothing extraordinary. I just wish to be able to do  normal things.. it feels like I'm being punished for I don't know what..
▪️ Arms of steel chair ed, day 10

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (4/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (1/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ 5.000 steps a day (1/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (3/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (2/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (1/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 364 days
Step streak: 0 days (186)
Daily walk streak: 0 days (141)
Duolingo (hard) streak: 132 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 359 days (1st day Nov 9 2022)
 

Fremen

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Shaman from Italy
Posts: 3,632
"“Keep an eye on the staircases. They like to change.” Percy Weasley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone."
The good news is that there is no international conspiracy against you, the bad news is that when we are not well, our weakest point suffers.
Pamper yourself, take it easy, it works :hug::love:
 

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 2,124
@JCU @Montserrat @Whirly @TheLibrarian @CODawn @daejamurrachan thank you :thanks:
@Fremen thanks! That is good news indeed. Bad news is that I have no one to point my anger to.. 😅

@Tileenah thank you :thanks: with this injury I have been to a sports doctor in the past, short story: nerve irritation because it was a burning pain and it was located exactly at the point where the ultrasound showed the nerve. Referred me to a physio but it made things worse. In the process of the next 3 years I found Darebee, I learned to slow down, try to listen to my body and senses and that was eventially the key. I have trouble feeling and interpreting non-sharp pain. So everything vague, makes me doubt myself: what do I feel? Is it real? And the answer should be yes, and I should act. That is where it went wrong the first time. But when I'm anxious I hyper focus on it, checking it too much (the touching and poking is also not really helping) which makes it feel worse, but there's something there already.
 
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