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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5415 on: November 27, 2020, 02:56:24 pm »
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Take the job.

A) This:
i dunno, maybe i should take the job. worse comes to worst i really do hate it and leave after three months. best case scenario, the people are great and i'm learning new stuff and i have time and motivation on the side to start looking around.
You will never know how it is unless you get it. It is always totally different outside the job than inside the job. You can still find out if the urge to go the other path is so strong while being in that job. The opposite is not valid, you'll never know what opportunities and experiences and abilities and lessons could be earned in there, unless you take it.

B) You don't NEED the money, i get it. But what if tomorrow you do need them? Things happen and and everything changes in a split second. Not just for bad things (knock wood).

I would not take it only if i felt that most probably id hate it very soon , so id have to leave them and all the time and hope they invested would be wasted. Not sure if that is the case with that job, how much training someone needs to get full productive etc. If anyone qualified can do it, ok. But if it needs a lot of training, making them spend time to teach you the job and build hope that they found a key team member while you feel you will most probably leave it, idk , it  would seem a bit unethical to me.

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5416 on: November 27, 2020, 05:13:40 pm »
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thanks vag. i wouldn't need a lot of training -- i'm well-qualified and have lots of relevant experience -- but i'd be heading a small team, so the investment is not just in me but in the people who'd be reporting to me as well. so it's not something that i could ethically take if i felt pretty sure i'd hate it, as you say. but i don't think i'd hate it, i just think it's not that exciting. it's a great point about never knowing what's coming, and a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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played with my brother, mostly just rallying but i beat him 6-2 in a set at the end. lower back very stiff for some reason. odd.

EDIT: accepted job just now, starting in january. feels like the right thing, i feel good about it.

EDIT 2: also, just to say thanks again vag and also adarq for your input. it's still wild to me that i have entirely virtual friendships built through this site but there it is. i don't even know what vag looks like. but i definitely trust his advice and that's just cool.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2020, 05:31:09 pm by LBSS »
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sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5417 on: November 27, 2020, 11:35:58 pm »
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thanks vag. i wouldn't need a lot of training -- i'm well-qualified and have lots of relevant experience -- but i'd be heading a small team, so the investment is not just in me but in the people who'd be reporting to me as well. so it's not something that i could ethically take if i felt pretty sure i'd hate it, as you say. but i don't think i'd hate it, i just think it's not that exciting. it's a great point about never knowing what's coming, and a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

- tennis x one hour
played with my brother, mostly just rallying but i beat him 6-2 in a set at the end. lower back very stiff for some reason. odd.

EDIT: accepted job just now, starting in january. feels like the right thing, i feel good about it.

awesome !!!

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EDIT 2: also, just to say thanks again vag and also adarq for your input. it's still wild to me that i have entirely virtual friendships built through this site but there it is. i don't even know what vag looks like. but i definitely trust his advice and that's just cool.

you just forget what he looks like, hasn't posted vids in a long time. :ninja:

and sure np! before reading that you accepted, I was going to say i'd lean towards taking it as well. To me it sounded like some of the freedom of not working (in addition to personal projects/ideas/being patient) was keeping you away from it (i can related to that 1000%). But once you start back up, you'll probably be pretty happy. From what you told us about it, sounds like a solid opportunity.

sick man congrats!

and regarding virtual friendships, you're always welcome to come hang @ the farm (haha). you know I don't travel much (at all), so if you're ever in the area (SFL) lmk and we'll plant some trees :ibjumping: :ibrunning: :wowthatwasnutswtf: :highfive:

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5418 on: November 29, 2020, 07:55:01 am »
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Well said, it is like that indeed, we've been in here so long, you know characters, background, way of thinking. It is real human relationship not just reading training logs!
I just hope we didn't push you into a bad decision haha  :uhhhfacepalm:
Nah j/k , awesome that you took it, wish it proves to be better than any expectation!
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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5419 on: November 29, 2020, 05:28:13 pm »
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- run 1:36, 16.47 km
mom biked alongside, mainly kept to rock creek park. we had to walk right after the turnaround point because she couldn't make it up the very steep hill right there. very lovely, nice and relaxed (5:50 average pace), shorter than sundays should be but it's okay.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5420 on: November 30, 2020, 05:42:58 am »
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I'm late but well done on the job!

EDIT 2: also, just to say thanks again vag and also adarq for your input. it's still wild to me that i have entirely virtual friendships built through this site but there it is. i don't even know what vag looks like. but i definitely trust his advice and that's just cool.

you just forget what he looks like, hasn't posted vids in a long time. :ninja:

and sure np! before reading that you accepted, I was going to say i'd lean towards taking it as well. To me it sounded like some of the freedom of not working (in addition to personal projects/ideas/being patient) was keeping you away from it (i can related to that 1000%). But once you start back up, you'll probably be pretty happy. From what you told us about it, sounds like a solid opportunity.

sick man congrats!

and regarding virtual friendships, you're always welcome to come hang @ the farm (haha). you know I don't travel much (at all), so if you're ever in the area (SFL) lmk and we'll plant some trees :ibjumping: :ibrunning: :wowthatwasnutswtf: :highfive:

pc!

I also value the virtual friendships here a lot, not just for training but for different perspectives and interesting debates etc. The site seems to have retained a lot of sensible members: credit to adarq. Plus, all the adarq.org member meetups I've had IRL have been great fun too. I will never forget T0ddday flogging me for 4+ hours on the track, gym, and bball courts while jetlagged, haha. There's always an open invite to anyone travelling through or to Melbourne in the Covid-free future to hmu!

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5421 on: December 01, 2020, 10:18:28 pm »
+1
I'm late but well done on the job!

EDIT 2: also, just to say thanks again vag and also adarq for your input. it's still wild to me that i have entirely virtual friendships built through this site but there it is. i don't even know what vag looks like. but i definitely trust his advice and that's just cool.

you just forget what he looks like, hasn't posted vids in a long time. :ninja:

and sure np! before reading that you accepted, I was going to say i'd lean towards taking it as well. To me it sounded like some of the freedom of not working (in addition to personal projects/ideas/being patient) was keeping you away from it (i can related to that 1000%). But once you start back up, you'll probably be pretty happy. From what you told us about it, sounds like a solid opportunity.

sick man congrats!

and regarding virtual friendships, you're always welcome to come hang @ the farm (haha). you know I don't travel much (at all), so if you're ever in the area (SFL) lmk and we'll plant some trees :ibjumping: :ibrunning: :wowthatwasnutswtf: :highfive:

pc!

I also value the virtual friendships here a lot, not just for training but for different perspectives and interesting debates etc. The site seems to have retained a lot of sensible members: credit to adarq.

yea. very happy that we're all still staying in touch, training, working on new things etc. it's great to see folks on here still just supporting each other and focusing on a variety of things.

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Plus, all the adarq.org member meetups I've had IRL have been great fun too. I will never forget T0ddday flogging me for 4+ hours on the track, gym, and bball courts while jetlagged, haha. There's always an open invite to anyone travelling through or to Melbourne in the Covid-free future to hmu!

yea lmao. t0ddday had the most adarq.org meetups. hope he's doing well. looks like he's really focusing on teaching now etc. pretty cool.

if i'm ever in .au i'll def hit you up. My cousin has lived there for over a decade (met her husband here in the US, he's from AU), so one day I might head over there :|

i've still NEVER been on a plane though....... :derp:

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5422 on: December 02, 2020, 01:08:01 pm »
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i dunno, i think i'd give t0ddday a run for his money on adarq.org meetups. pretty sure i'm on five.

no workout yesterday, i had a headache all day that only went away around 11:30 this morning. gonna fall below my mileage/time target for the second week in a row. this will be a year of falling short, i'm afraid.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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