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  1. baxus

    Stuck in my ways and fine with it!

    This thread made me think about the shoes I own. Basically, I live in sport shoes and flip-flops and my collection reflects that. I own one pair of shoes, one pair of shoes I wear on dress occasions in summer (can't describe them any better than that, sorry) and a ton of sport shoes - a pair for running, two pairs for every day wear in warmer part of the year, two pairs for every day wear in colder part of the year, a pair of old running shoes, a pair for indoor football, a pair for basketball, a pair for crossfit... On top of that, I have one shoes/boots for when it's really cold and 4-5 pairs of flip-flops for when it's really hot. Never made a list like that until now... seeing it written down makes me think it might be time to clean out my shoe closet.
  2. baxus

    Scott Lynch's THORN OF EMBERLAIN

    Glad to hear he's feeling better. Keeping my fingers crossed he sorts his problems out and can get back to "normal" life as soon as possible. If that happens to include Thorn of Emberlain (and more Gentleman Bastards books) being published that would be great. If not, we'll find some other books to read. We can always enjoy rereading currently published Gentleman Bastards books.
  3. baxus

    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    The Tower of Fools (translated as Kula ludaka) was published in Serbian recently and I bought it, but just can't get the time to read it. Hopefully, my schedule clears up a bit soon and I hit that pile of unread books that's getting bigger and bigger on my shelves.
  4. baxus

    Football: 3rd Season Meltdown

    What's an average career duration In American football? 3-4 years or something like that? In football it's over 10 years, with some players (Totti, Giggs, Maldini) even reaching 20 years at top level. Also, there's a lot jogging with short bursts of speed involved which almost comes down to interval training which is definitely not easy on the body. Sure, there's no hitting like in American football or ice hockey but there's a lot more playing time for each player and there's no "oh, you sit down for a couple of minutes now while this other guy plays and you'll get back out there" and let's not forget that majority of hits in AF or hockey are at least somewhat cushioned by all the protective gear while football players do get studs in ankles on a more or less regular basis. One more thing, North American pro leagues are closed systems which can be organized much better than a bunch of different football competitions in Europe so that overhead stress is reduced. For example, top English teams play in the Premier league, two Cups and international competitions which can take them anywhere in Lisbon-Moscow-Athens triangle. A team from London might play in Manchester tonight then go to Moscow midweek and then to Newcastle next weekend so there's a lot of travel involved which players definitely feel, and top teams may do it for 60 matches over the 9 month period. In NFL, there are 16 matches in a regular season plus a couple more in the playoffs. In NHL, road trips are organized so that when there is a long trip team plays multiple games in cities relatively close to one another before returning home etc.
  5. baxus

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    The more I read and hear about this guy the less I like him. Not trying to diminish issues he's having at the moment but I wish he found some professional help* if things are as dire as it seems based on his blog posts. *I would've loved it if I could've put "took a break from writing and found some professional help" but alas.
  6. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    I've already been working out before work. My crossfit box has 7.15 and 8.45 mixed group classes and I've usually been in the later. The plan is to switch to the earlier one so that I can be at work by 9, off work by 5PM and home by 5.30PM. Still, it'll have to wait for my wife to be back to 100% from her C-section and for us both to get a bit more acquainted with our new role.
  7. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Hell man, you underestimate me! I can get the dad bod in half that time! Thanks! I'm taking it a day at the time and will see where that takes me. No plans on when I'll be getting back to training. It will happen when it happens. And it's not about the body with me, it's about functionality. If I don't exercise I get lower back pains due to sitting in front of a computer all day long. Thanks, man! Rowing hasn't been a priority for a couple of years now and crossfit was more something I enjoyed results of rather than a priority. Either way, there sure has been some shuffling priorities around in the past couple of weeks and it will be fun to see which of them get off the list. Thanks, Luke!
  8. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Thanks, man!
  9. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Hey guys, I've been away for a week or so, getting some basic grip of my new parental duties. As you can imagine, with everything going on, my training has been postponed until further notice. It's a small price to pay but I miss it already, after one week only. Hopefully, I'll manage to get back to it in a month or so, and until then I'll try to grab time for a short run along the river in my neighbourhood whenever I can.
  10. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    It's pretty safe to assume that you running 30k would end up pretty much as unpleasant as most of us trying to lift weights you lift in training would. And it would be a laughing matter to spectators only.
  11. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    @Impmk2 30k is quite a distance, congrats on even finishing, let alone coming in 18th out of 200! Don't know what your target time and pace were, but the ones you managed to do still seem pretty great. My top distance is 26km, but it was moderately hilly and I was beat after doing it. @aceluby The struggle is real
  12. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Hell, I would've missed this one as well if it weren't for Isk pointing it out. Congratulations, man! My wife has no cravings other than popcorn every now and then so I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. Hopefully, I haven't jinxed it and she remains cravings-free in the last week day or two of pregnancy. EDIT: In the meantime, C-section has been scheduled for Thursday.
  13. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    @Jo498 Don't mention it, that's what this thread is for. Glad to hear it worked. If you're not comfortable doing toes to bar, I'd suggest trying knees to elbows first and work on hip and shoulder mobility aside from that. Every once in a while, try toes to bar and see how they feel. Also, keep an eye on activating your shoulders and lats while hanging instead of just hanging limp. I'm sure there are quite a few videos to be found online of proper posturing and technique.
  14. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    I'm pretty sure you're doing something wrong with toes to bar. Based on your description, I'd say you're trying to do them with your torso at a 90ยบ angle to the floor and not moving at all. You need to move your hips a bit forward and your shoulders and head a bit back in order to reach the bar. If that's still a problem, try swinging when doing them. Despite popular opinion, swinging does not mean lack of control. If that's still a problem, try knees to elbows and lead up to toes to bar.
  15. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    I don't know which route this race takes, but half-marathon I ran in Berlin in the spring of 2012 was great for beating a PB. It's flat, it's fun, there's a great crowd running with you, at least as great a crow cheering you on, a lot of bands playing along the way... I wish you the same great experience I had when running in Berlin.