Tangible Physical Feats

  • in_this_corne...

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    Oct 01, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    I'm curious to hear about any physical feats you guys have accomplished and are proud of. It can be anything so long as there was a goal, preparation and execution.

    For me, this past year has been about running - and I cannot tell you how excited I am for it to be over. I never considered myself a runner by any means, but I've trained my body to do it.

    After next Sunday, October 9, 2011, I will have run 3 marathons in 12 months. My first was November 2010; second was June 2011 in my hometown; and the third will be October 9, 2011 in Chicago for a charity.

    Excessive? Maybe, but I agreed to run the third for a charity. In all honesty, if I hadn't agreed for the charity, I would have dropped out by now. To date, I've raised ~$6,500 so I need to live up to my end of the bargain and after next Sunday, I'll be so relieved this 'phase' is over, but pretty damn proud of the accomplishment.

    Anyone else?
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    Oct 01, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
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    in some other life.

    no, i did not win the world masters, but the provincial cup was also held there and i won that. You had to have the highest points over 10 races . I managed to win 6 out of 10 .
    It all went downhill from there.. partly because racing becomes so boring after a while.

    recently. nothing ... i live a life of non accomplishments and it's very satisfying.
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    Oct 01, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    I have a bucket list of physical goals that I'm currently working on:

    -Hold a free-standing handstand for at least 5 seconds.
    -Hold a planche for at least 5 seconds
    -Squat 1.5x my bodyweight for 5 reps (210lbs)
    -Bench 1x my bodyweight for 5 reps (150 lbs)
    -Deadlift 2x my bodyweight for 5 reps (300lbs)
    -Run an 18 minute 5K

    I'm so close to being able to do the handstand, and I'm fast approaching my squat and bench goals. My deadlift progress seems to be stalling, and I'm nowhere near being able to do a planche.

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  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 01, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    Probably not relevant to most, but this year I was finally able to do three pirouettes en de dans in a row without wobbling at the end. I would always fall out of my turns previous to this, but with a lot of practice and some mental breakthroughs in understanding, I was able to master it. Super excited.
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    Oct 01, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    I was so hungry that I ran to the fridge faster than champion sprinter.
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    Oct 01, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    FESTIVUS FEATS OF STRENGTH
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    Oct 01, 2011 10:47 PM GMT
    never hit anyone or been in a fistfight before I started training Karate and MMA. First tourney,,no gi... won against a bigger guy by submission...NAGA West Palm

    I was 59 at the time BTW.

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    Oct 01, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    Longest solo backpacking trip into a wilderness area:

    6 days
    Starting elevation at 9,000' above sea level
    Base camps all near 12,000'
    Two 13,900' summits on quartzite bedrock, class 4 unmarked routefinding
    Total trail distance traveled: 7 miles below timberline
    Total off trail distance traveled: 17 miles above timberline
    Approx 10,400 feet of total elevation gain from start to finish.

    Pure. Bliss.
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    Oct 01, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    I ate half a pizza.

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    Oct 01, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    westanimas saidLongest solo backpacking trip into a wilderness area:

    6 days
    Starting elevation at 9,000' above sea level
    Base camps all near 12,000'
    Two 13,900' summits on quartzite bedrock, class 4 unmarked routefinding
    Total trail distance traveled: 7 miles below timberline
    Total off trail distance traveled: 17 miles above timberline
    Approx 10,400 feet of total elevation gain from start to finish.

    Pure. Bliss.


    Agreed.

    Almost as much as half a pizza. ;-)