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November 17, 2017
Inspires : 3


FWIW, the plant watering took me 45 minutes and one mile of walking!
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November 17, 2017
Inspires : 2


Walked around the track.
TGIF!
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November 17, 2017
Inspires : 2


7:29am: FRIDAY! Yay. Long week.
The pork chops and potatoes yesterday were FANTASTIC. Not incredibly healthy, but so so yummy. One of the guys brought in chops that he gets from a butcher, so they were great cuts of meat to begin with, but oh my -- the Instant Pot made them delectable. And the Syracuse sale potatoes were delicious! I'll add that I browned the chops first and because they were thick and bone-in, I cooked them for 12 minutes instead of 5. There's a linky-link to both recipes up there.
Today - another busy but good day. Much needed hair appointment right after work. Then out for dinner and whatnot afterwards. Really looking forward to that!
I still have work to do on the mountain bike to get it ready to go, but that will have to wait until tomorrow morning, I guess. Oops.
And because this seems to be such a struggle for me these days. It used to be so easy to make new friends!
 
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November 17, 2017
Inspires : 3

Finally heard back from the cardiologist and she encouraged me that I was on the right path by starting with slow run intervals followed by a walking recovery. She upped one of my meds that dialate the blood vessels so they can carry more blood to the heart and reduce the chest pain. So happy I talked to her. I was ready to give up on the running, but not quite yet. I'll give the drugs a chance to work for a couple of days and give it another try.

Didn't make it up in time to get to the pool, so I think I'll concentrate on getting things cleaned up around here. I haven't gotten a core workout in this week, so I'll get that done as well. It's hard getting everything in that I want to do, but I really like training early in the morning, capping it off with a swim, then showering and being ready for whatever I need to do for the day. Doesn't exactly bode well for my swimming progress though. At some point I'm going to have to go to 2 a days and shower again in the evening.
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November 17, 2017
Inspires : 0

Shoulders, hamstrings, forearms, and triceps
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November 17, 2017
Inspires : 4


That was hard to do after yesterdays butt workout.  
Work, in its infinite wisdom, sent me a new phone about a month ago with instructions to install it last night.  Had it completely installed last night. Today? NADA.  Now working with the IT guy. Well, not as painful as I thought, the IT guy had emailed me the other day & I told him what time I am usually at my desk so he looked for me on IM and got it straight within minutes.

Arms, Abs & A$$

A Little Obsessed
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November 16, 2017
Inspires : 0


Night ride last night was a blast! I love night rides. I've only done it in the snow, so it was fun to do one on dirt. Need to figure out my light setup a bit better - the one on my helmet kept sagging on the bumpy descent. Anyhow, always just feels cool to be up there above the city lights.
I was able to hang with the faster girls on the climb last night, which was nice after feeling like I was dying trying to keep up over the summer. None of us were pushing it, but just nice not to get dropped. I think the supplements and nutrition have been helping my bod heal up from my low point in August. 
Aspen is home "sick" today, so I'm at the computer catching up on emails and business stuff. Blah. She legitimately has sniffles and a headache, but not bad enough that I'd make her stay home. Half the school has the sniffles, you know? I think she just hits overload sometimes and needs a day off, so whatever. I was supposed to ride Bergen Peak with Flower and Laurie, but had to bail[...]
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November 16, 2017
Inspires : 2

An early flight from Crete to Athens and then a flight from Athens to Santoroni. Since the off season starts Oct. 31st, there are not any direct flights from the 2 islands or high speed boats. We had to fly back to Athens and then back out.

Arrived in Santoroni, dropped our bags, ate lunch in our town where we are staying, Thira (middle of the island) and then walked/hiked to Ori (11k). Some was on a paved windy road and some was on dirt and gravel. Walked around the town, had dinner, and then took the 20 minute bus trip back to Thira.
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November 16, 2017
Inspires : 0


Planned day off - recovery week.
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November 16, 2017
Inspires : 2

Work is getting crazy again. You can tell it's the end of the year. I've got a bid package that has to go out on Monday, another one for Wednesday, and a bunch of promotional material to update for a public hearing. One of my coworkers, a younger gal who started as an intern, was promoted to be group manager for our department. She's doing a great job so far.
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November 17, 2017
Inspires : 2

Another crazy day at the office. I have got to get some semblance of a workout in today.
We bought some popcorn from a neighbor kid who was selling for the Boy Scouts. I've been eating it the last two nights. It kind of gives me a stomach ache but man, does it taste good. I may need an intervention.

Supposed to do some mountain biking tomorrow with some ladies (yeah StartingtoTri for coming to Springfield!) but forecast looks really un-promising (rain, wind, etc.). It may turn into a lunch thing.
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November 16, 2017
Inspires : 0

Early morning return flight from Orlando to SD and had a ASF board meeting in the evening. No workouts today.
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November 16, 2017
Inspires : 0

Arms, core, boxing, juggling.
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November 17, 2017
Inspires : 0

abs, stretch, chest and bi's
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November 16, 2017
Inspires : 0

Adonis Final Phase
Week 7 Day 1
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