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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 3


I went to bed early but just could not fall and stay asleep. I even caught myself once lying there with my eyes OPEN for crying out loud. I took a Tylenol PM and reset the alarm for 7am. I did eventually get some rest, but that also meant no morning workout. 

Shaping up for a weird day at school. 25% of the students are gone due to another posting by the student I mentioned last week. The official stance of the school is still that it's not a "credible threat", but clearly this also means that the action taken (or not taken in this case) by administration is not exactly inspiring trust on the part of students or parents.

And I bought a house! Well, technically submitted a full-price, no contingencies (except clear title) cash offer. It may be a day or two before I hear back to know for sure that it's been accepted. The place is super solid and has an amazing basement.
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 0

Hip flexor much better, even after tough trail run yesterday. Hip a little tight...mostly just quad strain to deal with at this point.
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 0


38 degrees and raining today. I'd be happier with snow, to be honest, so I hunkered down in the studio all day and did my workout at the gym. Run and weights. 

Upper body weights after running. Totally annoyed at two old guys hanging all over the weight equipment talking loudly about politics. Ain't nobody wants to listen to that at the gym. Seriously??
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 0


The plan for today is to knock off around 4:30 and ride Peter Sagan.
5:26 PM: Still working. Ugh.
6:34 PM: Signing off now.
Maybe I will ride my bike in the AM. It seems as though I need to get the exercise in earlier bc I get sucked into this vortex and I can't get out.
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 2

All day travel for work. 6:15am flight from San Diego to Newark. A week in New Jersey. :-/

Checked in to the hotel at 4:30. Was in the gym by 5:00 for a workout. I then picked up dinner and ate while working for a few hours.
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 0

Trying to figure out some goals for the rest of the year. I don't have any more races planned and frankly I'm not super interested in spending any more money on races this year. I could do a run every day challenge. I could try to increase my swimming to 4 or 5 days per week and really try to improve in that area. I could just ease up for a few months and commit to doing something every day. Gotta figure it out.
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 0


This whole weekend was crazytown busy. No workouts happened. Back on the horse today.
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 1

Legs are pooped today. Hoping to make it to Zumba tonight before the demolition of the laundry room starts :)
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 2


I was right... seeing IM Chatt in person gave me this incredible jolt of energy towards training - it was pretty awesome, despite the volunteer experience not living up to what I thought it would be. I got there right for my 2:30 p.m. shift, but we were told that we were still "an hour or two" away from anyone finishing (I understand why they ask people to get there early, but two hours was sort of extreme?!). So I went over to T2 and watched people come off the bike and start the run, and immediately got emotional. T2 is a magical place for me, and a place I didn't make it to in my last IM. I cried behind my sunglasses and watched, imagining myself in that place a year from now. 
Back at the finish line, I chatted with folks and waited around forever. I met a guy who was wearing an Atlanta Tri Club hat and talked for awhile about the tri club and training in ATL. Then finally, the fast people started coming in. But it was like 10-15 minutes between finishers, and around 20 vo[...]
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 8


The Beachbody video playback issue is only on my laptop. I can play them fine from the iPad.  I've logged completely out, shut down the browser to log back in and still no video playback.  Sent an email to customer support today because the two feedback messages I sent have gone nowhere.
I was exchanging texts with one of the people in my group about the current class. We've decided that it's the same rhetoric and busy work....I'm not sure either of us feels as if we are learning new content so much as we are how to use search engines to validate our opinions. Sadly, people know how to find "science" to back their dumb- claims a lot...Every class is the same format...posts, projects & powerpoint. We're almost done with this class, but there are 8 more following.  Hopefully they get better.
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 0

planks and other core
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 0

Day#001 (89 days until check up).

I have been exercising, but I have been focusing a lot on bodybuilding and weight training. The consequence has been some weight gain, a lot of which is muscle. However, I have gained a fair amount of fat as well.

Lately I have been having some health concerns and I am starting to worry that I might be getting diabetes. This just intensifies my need and desire to finally get my act together and lose the weight. So today, I made the decision to go back to Crossfit. I am blessed to get Crossfit for about $30 a month so it is a great deal for me. It costs the same as the local gym.

When I was doing Crossfit consistently, I lost weight and gained strength and got into really good shape. The problem has been my inability to eat clean, sleep well, and drink enough. I need to put it all together and if I do, things are going to be great.

Meanwhile, I am working towards my specialist follow up. The last time I was there I weighed 254, my tests w[...]
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 0

Adonis: Final Phase
Week 4 Day 1
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 0

Elements Massage session. Did deep tissue trigger point work on calves, quads, and hamstrings. Boy was it painful. Focused on breathing evenly and deeply to minimize the pain sensation. The muscles worked on were tight but released as time moved on.

Arms and hands were buzzing more and more as the session progressed. Felt mellowed out. Walked around clumsily after changing.
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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 1


10:13am: Another Monday. I took a bucketload of caffeine because I was literally head-bobbing at my desk and now I feel hang-from-the-ceiling anxious. Not sure which is a better state to be in.
Supposed to be a rest day. If I can't work this caffeine out of my system by the time I get home, I might need to do something about it, though.
Discussions have begun for Instant Pot Friday. I'm thinking gyros might be on the menu. And pumpkin steel cut oats for breakfast. 
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You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.
-- Diane von Furstenberg
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