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  • 100 days of exercise until Christmas
  • fazzini
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    And who can resist a couple of shots of Loch Morlich?

    Me. That’s bloody well who!!!
    Now I have Cairngorm-separation-angst 😜Lovely photos as ever @scotroutes. Keep ’em coming. I’ll be back there at some point 🙏

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    Lovely pictures above.I managed an hours walk and 80 minutes at the outdoor gym.Just started to rain as I left.Cheesy garlic bread and John Smiths for my expert recovery foods.

    Twodogs
    Full Member

    Still going…Windsurfing today, first time in full winter suit for this season…saw a waterspout trunking along offshore!

    thestabiliser
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    Well, got a ride in. In the dark. And the cold. And the rain. And i felt like i was getting a cold wet bottom and my mudgaurd was gone. And it was rubbish.

    keefezza
    Free Member

    Day 66 – 2/3 of the way there. No specific exercise but papered a wall, did a load of cleaning, walked a little bit around a footy pitch and did some painting. Not necessarily in that order but it’s been a busy weekend and I’m buggered.

    Keep it up people. Hopefully the positive effects of this are showing through for all. I’m feeling fortunate that they are for me, even if it means my trousers are looser than before!

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    Mine are tighter due to never ending hunger.Gym work does that to me.

    fazzini
    Full Member

    A week of commuting opportunities thinks I. Don’t be daft. All going brilliantly til the crank arm breaks off. Getting pretty fed up with the constant run of bad luck at the moment.

    Crank

    Coyote
    Free Member

    Just picked up on this.

    Anybody doing the 100 press-ups a day for November challenge? Not doing it for any other reason than to prove I can.

    walowiz
    Full Member

    Haven’t posted for the last week, as I wasn’t at all well at the start of last week. Still on this challenge and haven’t missed a day, but been much much harder than I thought to keep going. Probably should have taken a few days off this.

    Day 60 – turbo session 28.5 km in 60 minutes
    Day 61 – turbo session 23.5 km in 50 minutes and a 30 minute walk with the dog.
    Day 62 – 2.24 km swim in 49 minutes and later a 30 minute walk with the dog.
    Day 63 – 43 minute walk round central London
    Day 64 – 45 minute walk round central London, hopefully some pictures below.
    Day 65 – turbo session 28.8 km in 60 minutes, first good workout for the whole week.
    Day 66 – swim 2.6 km in 60 minutes, bloody awful swim – zero bloody energy 1/2 way through. Later a 3.3 km walk with the dog for 50 minutes, also very slow. Though the dog loved it.

    London Bridge
    Shard

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    ^ Nice broody autumn pictures there.Better than the boring fog and/or tupperware sky round here.

    scotroutes
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    I spent some time on Zwift this morning. It was minus 6c when I woke up, with freezing fog, and I had a Tour of Makuri Islands to finish 😉

    Still 67 days done – 2/3rds complete – and though it feels like we could start counting down now, there’s still over a month to go!

    keefezza
    Free Member

    Day 67 – emergency house prep to get it sorted and up for sale so we can buy the house we like. That’s any specific exercise buggered up this week, but I’ll be damn busy and tonight was certainly no exception. Mostly on my knees trying to rectify some minor laminate flooring irritations but I’m buggered after doing that for a few hours.

    AndrewL
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    Still getting out, weather definitely changed over the last week or two, feels a lot wetter and colder. I think we did well with a long tail end of a fairly dry warm Autumn up till now.

    Been getting out on the bike, some walks and slightly faster ambles. Trying to get out bouldering once a week too.

    A very grey but nice ride on Sunday out to Stanage via Burbage:

    Burbage

    Good to see everyone else getting out. It always seems suspiciously sunny in Aviemore.

    scotroutes
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    Day, err, 68?

    Lunchtime dip in Loch Vaa. The overnight mist was barely clearing and, in fact, it all rolled in again not long after we left. Maximum air temperatures down to 2C and water now at 6.1C – with ice in the shallow sections.

    Not an issue yet, but a sign that the ice axe will need to be packed for future swims.

    Peace.

    Lady in red

    At this point I’m comfortable and could stay in much longer

    But I have to draw it to an end too soon as I know how cold I’ll be once out of the water.

    Back into the home gym this evening for a wee Zwift warm-up and then some weights.

    PS – it’s always sunny in Aviemore 🙂

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    I bet scotroutes is looking forward to wielding the ice axe.Brings out the inner Jack Nicholson in him!

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Heeeeere’s Johnny!

    Warmer today, so wetter as a result. Just took myself off for a wee run in the rain, especially for @AndrewL.

    These mist covered mountains are a home now for me…

    Edit: just spotted some blue sky.

    AndrewL
    Full Member

    That’s more like it for late November!

    We had a hint of blue sky yesterday.

    piper house

    Better again today but may struggle to get out in the light.

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    ^That’s some train station for the middle of nowhere.

    scotroutes
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    I’ve never claimed that I live in the middle of nowhere. It’s a thriving metropolis. We have a Costa and everything. We just like to pretend in order to throw folk off the scent.

    sandboy
    Full Member

    The beginning of the World Cup has added another barrier to find the time for exercise but I’ve still managed to get in 30 minutes of resistance training each evening this week.
    I’ve invested in a new Strada so I’ve got no excuses for riding in the dark so once the group stage is done I’ll be back on the night rides.
    It’s really good to read what everyone else is doing, I need the motivation.

    soobalias
    Free Member

    69 Dude!
    i might not mention that to tonights Uki

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    40 minutes Northern Zen yoga with Sharon😉.I think we are now due a roll call of our various aches and pains.Ongoing achilles issues,elbow pain,back twinges and shoulder stiffness here.What issues are you guys living with,at this stage of the challenge.

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    My apologies to any ladies still doing the challenge.

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Day 70. Happy birthday to meee, happy birthday to meee…. etc etc etc

    Big plans for a ride out exploring some new gravel tracks came to an abrupt halt when I found that the central heating boiler had gone kaput.

    Consolation came later with another dip in Loch Vaa. Water temp down to 5.6C (eek!) but we warmed up a bit with a drink and some banana muffins I’d baked since I was stuck at home.

    Very overcast and foreboding on arrival

    Last out of the water again!

    Wind hits

    We’re not in Kansas now!

    Topped that up with an hour on Zwift this evening.

    I’m not suffering any aches, pains or injuries. Sometimes feel my legs a bit tired but I’ve not been putting in so much distance this week. I’ve lost about a kilo in weight. One difference I have noticed is that I seem to have developed a bit more “zip” for getting chores and stuff done. Just like I’ve had a wee injection of energy. Might be the more regular swimming??

    reluctantjumper
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    Had an absolutely crap week this week. Only managed one Zwift session as I’ve been finishing too late at work to do anything, plus the traffic going home has been horrific meaning the usual 75 minute commute has been around 2 hours every day. Hopefully I’ll get something in tomorrow and Saturday, Sunday is biking anyway though so that’s good. Will have to try and get back in the swing of things next week if I can.

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    ^Ah well,at least your sound of mind and body!
    Sea temps are still 11C round here,perhaps I should risk a short swim.Colins 6C sounds a touch grim though.
    PS happy birthday @scotroutes.

    keefezza
    Free Member

    Expected busy week has been, busy!
    Day 68 – needed a rest, work out and fed up. Did a few little house jobs.

    Day 69 – little walking to and from footy training, parents evening, bit of food shopping and a late tea.

    Day 70 – finally made the time to do some much needed exercise this evening, and feeling better for it immediately.

    thestabiliser
    Free Member

    Happy birthday Mr Routes, raise a glass to you later, two runs 1*weights, and two lunch walks book ended by mini bike commutes this week, might do some extra weights later. Tomorrow will be radiator desludging at the father in laws (might get a walk in) so looking at Sunday for some outdoor action. Dunno what yet.

    AndrewL
    Full Member

    Happy Birthday @scotroutes

    Condolences on DIY @thestabiliser I have pretty much finished months of faffing with bedrooms, wallpaper and woodwork / coving stripping, fireplace fitting, skirting board replacement, floor sanding and painting.

    HAve been out on the bike this morning and we seem to have the sun with us .

    a lovely tree

    Burbage one way

    Burbage the other way

    Loop out to Blacka Moor, Houndkirk, Burbage then back down Blacka Moor and through the woods to home.
    MAde it to the climbing works this evening.

    Perhaps makes up for yesterday – a lot of walking (11 miles) but I am not sure if it counts as it was between various Manchester pubs……

    Good to see and hear what everyone else is up to

    scotroutes
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    Nice to see the good weather putting in a bit of a showing elsewhere. I don’t feel so guilty.

    I’d planned a walk with the drone today but it was very wet and windy – until early afternoon. To taka advantage of the narrowing weather/daylight window I just headed up a wee local hill (Craigellachie).

    The thriving metropolis that is Aviemore

    Current snow levels

    Summit shots were severely restricted due to the windspeed. The wee drone just couldn’t fly against the wind and, at one point, I though it was going to end up in Aviemore as I could barely get it back!

    Twodogs
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    Still going, no real aches or pains. Mix of yoga, rowing machine, turbo and windsurfing (twice) this week…crazily windy yesterday….gusting to 70mph! I could barely walk up the beach with my gear as I was being blown sideways so hard!

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    Must be due a @munrobiker photo bomb by now!

    fazzini
    Full Member

    Well, my 100 days has fallen apart completely mainly due to Dr Anxious-Depression, work, and general knackeredness (mainly due to work). However, rather than beating myself up over it like usual, I’ve managed to use it to keep me doing more than I would have done otherwise. Thanks to @nobbingsford of this shire, had a very marvellous trip out to deepest, darkest Northumberlandshire (AKA Rothbury 😂) for a rather splendid pedal today. Even managed every climb without walking up any. 😱 Knackered now mind.






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