Game of Thrones challenge - starting January 13th

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Maalea
Maalea Posts: 16,178 Member
It will be some time till the next Game of Thrones season starts, so we are keeping ourselves occupied with a GoT challenge. You are very welcome to join us and help to defeat the White Walkers! B)

The Long Night - Part 2

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"Thousands of years ago, there came a night that lasted a generation. Kings froze to death in their castles, same as the shepherds in their huts; and women smothered their babies rather than see them starve, and wept, and felt the tears freeze on their cheeks... In that darkness the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms, riding their dead horses, hunting with their packs of pale spiders big as hounds."

Our challenge story takes us back to the days when the White Walkers first invaded Westeros, and were finally defeated in the War of the Dawn by the First Men and the Children of the Forest - several thousands years before the events in the TV series.

We started with the first part of the challenge in October, and will now continue with part 2, but it is not at all necessary to have participated in the first part! There will be a summary of what happened in our story during the first part of the challenge shortly, so you'll know what is going on.

You also don't have to know the TV series to join the challenge. And since we make up our own storyline, there won't be any spoilers, in case you have not seen the entire TV series yet.

The challenge will start on Sunday, January 13th and will last 11 weeks until March 30th.


The Basics:
  • This is a team-based challenge, so you will look to your teammates for support, advice, and motivation.
  • Each team/house completes various challenges every week, including cardio, strength, and flex exercises, as well as a food challenge and other small challenges depending on what is happening in Westeros.
    There will be individual minimum goals you have to meet by yourself (no minute sharing with your team mates), and house goals for the entire team, where you will work together. (There is an example week from the first part below.)
  • All in all, you should be prepared to work out for 200-300 minutes per week!
  • It is also possible to opt out for a week, and there are free passes you can use for individual tasks.
  • For each challenge you meet, you'll get a point, and the House with the highest average points wins the week. The winning house will post small challenge for the other houses for the coming week, and may also have some say in the development of the story (e.g. who is going to play a major role in the next week).
  • There is no required weekly weigh-in, although you can of course post your current weight in the chat.
  • If you think you don't have enough time to complete all the challenges, but want to be part of the fun, you can join the Children of the Forest!
    They don't have to meet the challenges, but also don't take part in the weekly competition. Sometimes they have some influence in the story and therefore the challenges for the other teams, though.

If you want to join, please enter your name and your average weekly workout minutes in the sign-up sheet here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sgg07tRH3fam5ylpPY1SoyKZam_7dg2RzA4VFqD9jdo/edit?usp=sharing

If you want to join the Children of the Forest, please say so in the third column. Also, if you have special wishes for the team assignment (e.g. you want to be in the same team as someone else), you can enter them there. We will try to take them into account, within reason.
(Please note that our story is going to take place several thousand years before the events in the TV series, which means that we will have completely different houses than you are used to. So it's no use wishing for a special house like Stark, Lannister, Targaryen or Tyrell.)

Please sign up until Thursday, January 10th, so that we have enough time to assign the teams. We will use your workout minutes so that the teams are evenly matched.

And here is the group for the challenge:
https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/128738-game-of-thrones-the-long-night

(At the moment it is a public group, so that everyone can join. But remember to sign up in the spreadsheet to actually take part in the challenge - just joining the group won't be enough.
After the challenge has started, the group will be set to be private.)



Example Week:
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Week 3:

The attack came out of nowhere.
The giant white spider sprang out of the trees, throwing its web at Tarrence and dragging him from his horse. At the same time, a group of wights attacked the travellers from both sides, giving them barely enough time to draw their weapons and fight back.
Tarek tried to get to his brother before the spider could kill him, but several wights were blocking him, and although his horse trampled some of them, he still had to fight the rest off. He glanced around to look for the others - beside him, Corin wreaked havoc with his battle axe, Garth and Vorian were standing back to back and fighting off a group of wights, but they were nowhere near Tarrence to help him.
As he desperately tried to get closer to Tarrence, he saw Varena charging a group of wights who were clustered at the back of the spider. She swept her glaive in a sidelong arc through the group, decimating their enemy's numbers. With the next sweep, she would have cut the spider in two if its armor had not been so strong.
With a screech of fury, the monster drew back from Tarrence and came at her with deadly foreclaws raised, scattering wights right and left. When it reared on its hindlegs to attack Varena, she drew her dagger and hurled it at its neck, where it bit exactly in the armor's gap between body and head.
The spider lurched and tumbled, already going down, when she used her glaive to kill it off. The remaining wights, seeing the spider die, fled into the woods.
But Tarrence was lying on the grounds, unconscious and deadly white.

Garth: I have never heard of someone killing one of these cursed spiders on his own.
Varena: But it bit him. He is still alive, but...
Tarek: The Maesters. They have healers in Oldtown, they will know what to do.
Corin: It is still four days to Oldtown.
Tarek: We have to try.



Weekly workout minutes - individual minimum goals:
Cardio: 70 minutes
Strength: 40 minutes
Flex: 60 minutes

Weekly workout minutes - House goal average per member:
Cardio: 90 minutes
Strength: 60 minutes
Flex: 90 minutes

Food goal:
In order to fight off giant spiders and wights, you have to be strong. So this week you will help your body to build muscle mass by meeting your protein goal for 4 days this week.
You may use the protein goal MFP gives you, or you may define a goal by yourself - but please make sure that it is a bit higher than your usual protein intake, so that it is a challenge for you.

Maester Challenge:
When they met, Garth had thought that a woman couldn't keep up with them, and would be a liability in a fight. But Varena has proven him wrong, killing the giant spider all on her own.
In honor of her, do the following darebee workout at level 1 (three sets):
https://darebee.com/workouts/lady-knight-workout.html
(You may make any necessary modifications.)

Punishment:
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Tiebreaker code:
MGM
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  • xxghost
    xxghost Posts: 4,697 Member
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    Wooo so excited!
  • GrandmaJackie
    GrandmaJackie Posts: 36,087 Member
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    I can’t wait love this challenge!
  • Stockholm_Andy
    Stockholm_Andy Posts: 803 Member
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    Looking forwards to doing this again! B)
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,225 Member
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    Just keeping this at the top of the Challenge list.
  • Slinky_BraveHeartBunsOfSteel
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    *bump*
  • Moarrein
    Moarrein Posts: 3,125 Member
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    Just 1 week before the start but it seems such a long time to wait ;-)
  • jenilla1
    jenilla1 Posts: 11,118 Member
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    <3
  • Slinky_BraveHeartBunsOfSteel
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    Moarrein wrote: »
    Just 1 week before the start but it seems such a long time to wait ;-)

    I know! :grimace:
  • nikkibrianne64
    nikkibrianne64 Posts: 89 Member
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    I'm really excited for this challenge however it will not allow me to enter my information onto the spreadsheet! May some one please help?
  • kellyshell215
    kellyshell215 Posts: 98 Member
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    Im excited for this game!
  • GrandmaJackie
    GrandmaJackie Posts: 36,087 Member
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    For some reason I thought it was starting this week but yesterday realized I was wrong 😭. I’m extremely exciting for next week.
  • Dawnshealth111
    Dawnshealth111 Posts: 884 Member
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    I joined the challenge and am looking forward to it. Sounds like lots of fun.
  • Maalea
    Maalea Posts: 16,178 Member
    edited January 2019
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    I'm really excited for this challenge however it will not allow me to enter my information onto the spreadsheet! May some one please help?

    Sorry you are having troubles! Sometimes the spreadsheets act up, I don't know why...
    I have entered you there for now, but it would help for the team assignments if you could give your average weekly workout minutes, or if you want to be with the Children of the Forest. Perhaps you can post it in the group, in the general chat?
  • Slimpossible007
    Slimpossible007 Posts: 16,270 Member
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    are we there yet!!
  • Maalea
    Maalea Posts: 16,178 Member
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    are we there yet!!

    Only a few days more... :D
  • InfamousQ
    InfamousQ Posts: 266 Member
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    All sign up!!!
  • Uzii1
    Uzii1 Posts: 104 Member
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    Hello i want to join but unable to fill d form..plz help
  • Maalea
    Maalea Posts: 16,178 Member
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    Uzii1 wrote: »
    Hello i want to join but unable to fill d form..plz help

    I'll add you to the spreadsheet, but please post in the group's general chat your average weekly workout minutes, and whether you want to join a house or the Children of the Forest.
  • Uzii1
    Uzii1 Posts: 104 Member
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    Hi maalea thanks for replying..i would like to join the house..my weelky workout minutes would b around 200
  • maryerline
    maryerline Posts: 72 Member
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    Hi,
    I’d like to join this challenge