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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 5


Getting to ride my bike in a beautiful area with great friends.
18 more Monday's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Purring kitties (and galoofing dog) in the morning (okay, anytime really).
 
The sunflowers at biltmore are planted for at least a half mile, maybe more along the bike/walking trail. They are a lovely sight but hard to take a picture of the whole swath. A photo does not do it justice.
 
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 0


Bring yourself uniquely and fully into bloom.  Don't just weed your garden. - Stephen C. Paul
working on personal growth.  Reading a couple of books on manifesting your soulmate.
Taking some time to work on myself and my situation (cleaning out junk) and at the same time trying to live a full and happy life.
This weekend I'm off to ride in the New Mexico MS 150.  should be fun and maybe I'll meet someone special.  Stopping to see friends in Santa Fe on the way up, and Albuquerque on the way back.  Should be a fun trip
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 0


Just got invited to participate in a museum show next year up in Glacier National Park - I'm super excited! Museum shows are pretty much my next goal as an artist, they're kind of the next step to where I want to be. This show is "Women Artists of Glacier National Park", and this year they brought in a handful of well known female artists to paint the park, then hung their work alongside historical female painters. It was super cool, and I followed it while it was going on. They're inviting more artists for next year, and I'm jazzed that they invited me! It'll be my first museum show, AND I get to go paint Glacier - WIN-WIN!! One of my goals for this year was to send out portfolios to museum shows, but I haven't even gotten around to that yet. It's always better to just be invited, instead of grovelling.
Painting today, will ride bike before I get the kids from school. Nate is crazy busy this week and I've go no babysitters, so I'm bailing out on the high school team - feel kind of[...]
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 3

I sat in the house and waited for it to get light enough to take the kayak out. It was drizzling, but not enough to soak through. Being on the lake before everyone else is awake is the most peaceful and relaxing feeling. I was going under a small bridge to 6th lake when I thought someone threw a large rock off the bridge. It was too big to be a fish jumping. Turns out it was a beaver slapping his tail on the water at me. We watched each other for a few minutes then moved on. :) Saw a loon as I was heading back in, but he wouldn't let me catch up with him and I had some dark clouds heading my way, so I headed back to the cabin. Looks like a cloudy, drizzly kind of day. Think I'll curl up in a chair with a book and a blanket on the deck and read.
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 0

Continued the 5k with leg strength training ...same regiment as Tuesday - but seemed harder to complete. This could be that I shave some time off the run and that took it out of me.

Left achilles is sore ...not barking but whimpering a little.
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 2

Got up early intending to do some yoga but discovered that my older kitty had puked on the couch in the basement. Ugh...it's an old couch and I keep it covered with blankets so just a matter of pulling off the blanket to wash it but still. I guess I'm lucky with my 3 kitties because barfing is a relatively rare thing with them.

Tonight will be laundry, packing up the bike and some grocery shopping.

Update - Took BeeBee to the vet's because I just had a feeling something was not right, and her blood sugar levels are above the normal range. Vet said this could just be due to stress from being at the vet's office but based on some other indications, it's probably diabetes. :( Will be switching her slowly to a prescription diet next week to see if that gets things under control.
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 1


Ridin' bikes tonight.
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 0

Hard.......press, pushups, lunges w. 100
shoulder press, curls, dips, situps.
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 1

First day of school seemed to go well for both kids. No problems. Except when I got home. Son for some reason hates our computer (their computer) so he plans on bringing all the old desktop stuff from the basement. It is crazy considering we (the in-laws) bought the kids a new iMac. Anyway he blew up and we sent him to bed. He comes down minutes later and apologizes. So the battle begins!!!

Feeling pretty with my moods, my knee and general physical being. Might go back to the New Age doctor from couple years ago. I am not a fan of homeopathic medicine but I liked his viewpoint. Does that make sense?

Interesting thread about the quietness of COJ. Haven’t been there or contributed anything in months. Probably ‘cuz I haven’t done any tris in years!

I am going to run at lunch. Damn knees.

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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 2


Mock APFT this morning with my section.  The company commander decided he didn't want any surprises come October, so everyone had to do a mock APFT before the end of the week.  Fun.    Anyway, not bad considering I haven't been training specifically for that.  Last time I did an Army-style sit up was in March when I last took the APFT.  Those are always my weakest link (simply because I don't do them), so I knew they'd look pretty rough today.  I'll start actually doing them regularly soon to prepare for the next real PFT the last week of October.
Also planning to hit the gym for a ST workout this afternoon.

45 Pushups (100/100 pts)
50 situps (69/100)
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 0

Weight 151.25/156.5 (17.9% BF) in AM. 150.5/155.3 (17.5%) after run.
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 1

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Waaaah. Overslept this morning. Didn't hear alarm.
I will try to bike this evening, but don't know how the day will turn out.
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 7


Tonight, I ride.
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 1


What should I do for a workout tonight when I get home? Water jogging is sounding good to me right now....... Wish I could just run
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August 27, 2015
Inspires : 3


Nice cool run around the hood!  As expected, back fine.  Maybe I just need to schedule Wednesdays off?  Or find a way to fix the IT band so it doesn't cause this problem.
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