Should have made it official the other day. So here goes.
b) Russian is my strongest language and I haven't taken a DLPT in a while. And my history of DLPT prep has proven to me that I can only study hard for about a month before I get burned out. So maybe in November or so I'll cram and take the Russian DLPT and OPI. I think I can realistically get a 2+/2+ on the DLPT and a 2 on the OPI. Language goal #2.
With the aforementioned result of a 2+ on my OPI, I have managed to not only meet, but exceed Language goal #2
. 2+/2+/2+ on the Russian DLPT and OPI! w00t!
And with my 1L/2R on the Italian DLPT back in May (Language goal #1
being 1/1 or higher), I am officially done with the two language goals part of my Polyglot Fitness Challenge
Still remaining are both of my Fitness goals:
a) I've done a swim in Chattanooga a couple times, called Swim the Suck. It's a 10-ish mile swim in the Tennessee river. Last year I did it in 5:15. I'm doing it again this year. I'd like to do it in under 5:00. Fitness goal #1.
b) I've been lifting for a little over a year. I started primarily because my lower back would start to affect my swimming at the 4-hour mark. So I thought lifting would strengthen my back and sure enough it has. Along with that I've become stronger and I've liked lifting heavy. I lift three days a week except between about mid-May to end of August when I lift just twice a week (spend more time swimming). The wife and I did a power-lifting competition last year at our Y; she of course destroyed it getting 2nd and 3rd in squat and bench. I only did deadlift and hit a PR for myself (325lbs). That was September. Next one is...wait for it...in September. Not sure if this goal is too much of a stretch but I'd love to deadlift 370lbs. Fitness goal #2.
Change to Fitness goal #2: I'm not doing the lifting comp this month. With 3 months off, I had to start almost at zero; just yesterday I did 1x5 reps of 195 pounds. Not hard, but certainly nowhere near 370#. Maybe by December?