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Offline Jim "Monkey" Parker

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Your Birthday Challenge
« on: October 08, 2007, 07:28:43 AM »
So I had these big plans I was going to ask you guys for on my birthday (last Wednesday; I turned 32!)

My plan was going to be this all-day jam with people coming and going as they had time with me trying to keep up/keep out for the whole day.

I was also going to try to complete various challenges (100 pushups, pullups, etc) during the day.

Unfortunately, the whole plan got kiboshed because I had to go out on yet another school trip instead.
The motivation to fully flesh out the day kinda fizzled after four days of being with kids :)

BUT, I still think the idea of a birthday challenge is a good one and would like to support anyone else who wants to do it. There's even some inspirational websites out there to stoke the ideas. (Andy will appreciate some of the climber's birthday challenges.)

SO, I'm going to start brainstorming my birthday challenge all over again and I'll post my ideas here...

What would your birthday challenge be?
When is your birthday?
What kind of support would you need to complete your birthday challenge?

Finally, remember that you should be training your best every day....
 This would be just a special day of hell to celebrate the fantastic day you were born  ;)
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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007, 07:33:24 AM »
My birthday is coming up later this month, and it happens to coincide with the weekend of the Philly Jam... So.... I'm game!

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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 07:45:41 AM »
skip from front range crossfit has a goal to do as many pull ups as he is years old for every birthday up to 40 or 50 years old (i forget which one). once he gets to the top, he gets to take one rep off for every following birthday.

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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 07:11:40 PM »
skip from front range crossfit has a goal to do as many pull ups as he is years old for every birthday up to 40 or 50 years old (i forget which one). once he gets to the top, he gets to take one rep off for every following birthday.

nice I like it!
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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 08:05:28 PM »
Well, my birthday came and passed. I trained during the day, from about 9AM on, and then trained (or tried, at least) all night long in the middle of Philly.

Was sooooo tired.

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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 08:56:05 PM »
Ooo, mine is in December so it will be cold and probably snowy. Maybe a challenge could be on a cold maybe snowy day just go out and train without a shirt, and also do things like body weight workout in the bitter cold, it will make you mentally stronger and more aware of what you are doing. So ya anyone, please elaborate on my idea. There are always interesting things to do with the element of cold and snow.
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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2007, 06:07:16 PM »
lol you could try and roll a six foot tall snow ball naked and vault it ten times for every year youve been alive.
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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2007, 10:47:26 AM »
I'm liking the creativity Jim. And congratulations.

I was thinking about heading up to Cat Fountain for my birthday, the 14th of November, or the following weekend after my birthday. But anyway, you're welcome to come. I'll give you a ?call? (I don't have your number.) when I'm gonna go. Hopefully some people can join me. Otherwise it'll just be me, Devon, and Jus7in...and some hobos.
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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2007, 11:23:56 AM »
I'm liking the creativity Jim. And congratulations.

I was thinking about heading up to Cat Fountain for my birthday, the 14th of November, or the following weekend after my birthday. But anyway, you're welcome to come. I'll give you a ?call? (I don't have your number.) when I'm gonna go. Hopefully some people can join me. Otherwise it'll just be me, Devon, and Jus7in...and some hobos.

Hey, why don't you try to do it on a Friday, because that's when everybody else heads down there for the jam you never go to, DORK.  Jk ;D
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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2007, 01:45:10 PM »
Because it's invitation only. Just kidding.


Good idea. I might do that. We'll see how things fall.
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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2007, 07:20:14 PM »
I'm liking the creativity Jim. And congratulations.

I was thinking about heading up to Cat Fountain for my birthday, the 14th of November, or the following weekend after my birthday. But anyway, you're welcome to come. I'll give you a ?call? (I don't have your number.) when I'm gonna go. Hopefully some people can join me. Otherwise it'll just be me, Devon, and Jus7in...and some hobos.

Absolutely! I'm there!  ;D
We missed you guys this weekend....  :-\

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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2007, 07:26:33 PM »
Who be-ist you Grasshoppa'?
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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2007, 09:20:08 PM »
It was me, Jim, but signed in on Brenda's account...

Now we have the same problem as you and Jus7in  ;D
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Re: Your Birthday Challenge
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2007, 09:03:45 AM »
Ahahahah! Nice, now you feel the same pain we did.

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