How it works

The point of this blog is to generate challenges to provide my life with adventure, personal growth, and to meet people in interesting ways. In order to do this, I need challenges. I expect it to take anywhere from a week to two months for me to complete my challenges, whether because I am preparing for some one-time event at the end of "training," because the opportunity to complete the challenge isn't a daily thing, or that is how long I need to do something.

To submit a challenge to me, reply to any post. While challenges can be as simple as "Do _____ while ______ing," but I would also appreciate more information, such as a suggestion of how long I have to complete my challenge, approximate costs if I have to buy all of the equipment involved, anything else that seems useful. After evaluating the entries, I will post about a few of them, and the ones with the best responses will be added to a poll to vote.

While I do reserve the privilege to decline challenges I do not see to be in line with the spirit of my adventure, I will give serious consideration to all submissions.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Training/Build Season

I have been afflicted with tendinitis is some location or another since Thanksgiving. I got it in my foot at that time and as that was becoming less of a problem, I got it in both knees. Now, after 3 months, I have gotten out of the rhythm and need to start up regularly again. I have my first marathon coming up in May, hopefully.  I also really gotta get back in shape, as my half marathon rival has pushed the mark that much closer to 2 hours, being in the teens now. I still haven't run faster than my 2:28 back in October.

Training gets even more complicated as I am now an officer for one of my campus groups, as of a couple weeks ago. That entails around 10 hours of my week, which is about how much time running related activities had previously come close to. Although I am not one of the members mentoring a FIRST team, I am heavily involved in work on our college robot.

I'm glad posting an update could be be a quick distraction from homework.