POUNDS-OFF: The demoscene weight-loss platform for the lardy!

category: offtopic [glöplog]
Well, since I don't run, mostly because I think it's boring (without chasing a ball, like in floorball, for instance) but also because I'm too heavy to do it without any major harm to my knees (even though I actually ran through the hall and up the stairs at Evoke when a track was near ending and I had been outside with noone at the broadcasting station), I plan to WALK that 5k stretch instead. Plus - and I'm sorry about breaking the rules - I'll actually skip the strafschnapps afterwards for obvious reasons. :P

But, I urge ye others who won't run the stretch, to join me in the walk instead. :) D.Fox, you'll tag along, I hope? :)
added on the 2012-08-13 21:37:48 by Ziphoid Ziphoid
Ziphoid, great idea (again!). If my training doesn't yet allow me to run the stretch, I'll join the walk for sure!
added on the 2012-08-13 21:40:38 by leb00ster leb00ster
Ziphoid: I could walk 5km, I suppose. Count me in then :)
added on the 2012-08-13 21:45:22 by D.Fox D.Fox
dude, that is a great idea!

Also, since Punqtured is mister speed-fitness, I think a very suitable sort of straf for him could be to do the 5k lap twice. You could
added on the 2012-08-13 21:46:57 by farfar farfar
I probably could - but not much fun in "doing an extra stint" if I'm all alone and there's even nobody at the finish-line :)
added on the 2012-08-13 21:51:53 by Punqtured Punqtured
Hmmm ... if any fins plan to attend ... we should have a finnish line instead of a finish line! :-p
added on the 2012-08-13 21:52:49 by Punqtured Punqtured
you sir, have just earned a bonus straf for that joke :)

no i was thinking of somebody is walking, you would pass them twice! :D
added on the 2012-08-13 22:03:05 by farfar farfar
then he'd have to start at the back or run three rounds...
added on the 2012-08-13 22:04:51 by leb00ster leb00ster
You'd do the run first, take your straf, then do another lap until you catch up with walkers. Walk the rest of the way with them, and then you earned one more straf!
added on the 2012-08-13 22:06:11 by revival revival
I'm in for a leisurely stroll.
added on the 2012-08-13 22:09:16 by ringofyre ringofyre
Haha, not trying to derail the thread, but here's another idea for the 5k run. Since a lot of people are registering their personal bests on Endomondo, we handicap people accordingly. Basically we delay faster runners in such a way that everyone arrives at the finish line simultaneosly, for one hell of a sprint. :-)
added on the 2012-08-13 22:10:49 by revival revival
Ohohohohooooooooooo STRAF HANDICAPS :D I see where this is going ;)
added on the 2012-08-13 22:21:02 by Puryx Puryx
We don't have runs at Solskogen, but the surrounding roads are actually long and great for walks. Walking from Ås city center to the partyplace is a very good one (just ask Gargaj :)
added on the 2012-08-13 22:31:29 by gloom gloom
gloom, you have a football competition though!
added on the 2012-08-13 22:45:39 by leb00ster leb00ster
The amount of time it took someone to get a suitable ball almost qualified the event as a walk instead ;)
added on the 2012-08-13 22:48:51 by Punqtured Punqtured
Couple of fixed to the site. Only small stuff though.

- Show Date in the chart overlay
- two-column "who" list (except for biggest weight-loss)
- Info on how to get a SceneID
- Flags have titles now
- Removed '/' if there's no group
- Removed pounds and replaced them with kg
added on the 2012-08-13 23:04:04 by D.Fox D.Fox
Walking from Ås city center to the partyplace is a very good one

according to google maps it's also around 5-6km-ish so it's nothing really :)
added on the 2012-08-14 02:50:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
run it then : D
added on the 2012-08-14 03:38:27 by metoikos metoikos
bstrr: yeah, but it can only feature a limited number of teams in order to be entertaining for the audience (and not last an entire day :), plus: I don't know if you've noticed, but some of those teams are really competitive. :D A nice walk could be an alternative for many -- including me.

gargaj: oh I think the state of you when you arrived strongly disagrees with it being "nothing really" :)

added on the 2012-08-14 08:16:58 by gloom gloom
Being competitive comes with being a demoscener, surely..
added on the 2012-08-14 08:34:57 by leijaa leijaa
I don't know if you've noticed, but some of those teams are really competitive
You mean the schnapps team who win every second year? ;)
added on the 2012-08-14 09:08:52 by Puryx Puryx
puryx: and the other team, which wins every OTHER year, yes. :)
added on the 2012-08-14 09:37:12 by gloom gloom
the "we haz football gear" team :)
added on the 2012-08-14 09:43:45 by Puryx Puryx
run it then : D

i can't run, plain and simple, i have stories about me being proven to be the slowest and least impressive runner on a school-level.
I think the state of you when you arrived strongly disagrees with it being "nothing really" :)

i had luggage and i havent slept for 48 hours at that point, compared to that a bit of sweat is just fine :D
added on the 2012-08-14 12:27:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
I'm a fatty.
I used to be a phatty!
added on the 2012-08-14 12:56:33 by ringofyre ringofyre