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June 24, 2017
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DS wants to run The Race to the Cross 5K this morning that our church hosts. He had a temper tantrum last week when I was encouraging him to get up and go run to get ready for these 5ks coming up that he says he wants to PR. Said I am pressuring him. Really, asking you to get your face out from in front of a TV screen 2 x a week is pressure? So fine I have backed off all the way and he has not done any distance running in the last week and a half and he can figure it out on his own. He runs a lot when he plays with neighborhood friends so I guess that will have to do.
 I don't feel like running a race this morning but I do feel like running. Not sure what I'm going to do so far I am leaning towards not racing then I can see him finish and I'll run on my own later maybe go to the trail or something. This course is not pretty, has no shade. It's just running on asphalt from the church to a big cross and back, nothing scenic at all but a fundraiser for our church. 
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June 24, 2017
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I also rode the bike, I guess that will show up sooner or later.

Core work and PT
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June 23, 2017
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Planned day off. Needed it too, my legs were feeling a bit mushy.
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June 24, 2017
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Working on getting some new fencing around the back before Thoms new building is due to come. Sasha will have a bigger yard and I have to weed wack and mow.
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June 24, 2017
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I'm trying to talk my sister in to doing the race with me as her first run.  Since I'm starting from scratch we're both well matched in terms of abilities right now.  She lives in the US so it'll be a good meeting point to sight see and hang out together.

Squats 2x10
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June 23, 2017
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abs, stretch, chest and bi
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June 23, 2017
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9:40 PM (PST): Mediation was a bust. Pltf issued this demand letter LAST NIGHT demanding 3 million dollars, which is in excess of our policy. I didn't have anything near that for authority. I knew we were doomed. Nevertheless, we negotiated back and forth and the good news is we got their demand back down into the policy range. The bad news is we didn't settle.
Got out of there around 3:00, which would have given me less than an hour to find the pool and execute a long workout. So instead I put on my walking outfit and went out and found the river front path. Went almost 7 miles. Not too bad for me in an unfamiliar city. I'm proud of myself! 
So I walked for almost 2 hours. Then I went and had a couple of beers @ the hotel rooftop terrace. Then I had a nice dinner and a couple of glasses of wine. I finally arrived back at the ((DESERTED)) airport around 9 pm. THIS PLACE IS A GHOST TOWN. I went thru security ALONE. As I type this, it's as quiet as a library and ther[...]
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June 23, 2017
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10:59am: TGI-frickin'-F. That's all I've got to say. Things have been quiet on the network front since yesterday morning. We still have some things to monitor, and I have a project that is high priority but has no deadline, but work life is relatively good.
Busy weekend -- hair cut today after work, then tomorrow my family is going to see Hamilton (!!!!!!) with a nice dinner beforehand. It's kind of our going-away party for my sister and family who will be moving to Boston at the end of the month. *sigh*. Sunday I'm sure we'll do something as well, seeing as how they will be staying over at my parents' house instead of driving back to Rockford. I might see if my sister is up for some stair climbing on Sunday morning; I don't think she's ever been out there.
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The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.
-- Jordan Belfort
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June 23, 2017
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I'm proud of my run yesterday - I kept it easy and I did it.  However, I am pooped and worn out from the week.   I am just not cut out for endurance sports I guess.  Why am I here again?  I do have an odd affection for working out.  I was watching a TV show last night that included a scene in a very Millennial-run workplace, including the owner in workout gear doing crunches on her office ball chair.   I thought "OMG, that is my work dream - a place where I can go to the office IN my workout clothes, sweaty and everything."   I spend a ridiculous amount of time changing into workout gear at work currently.  Actually, this is a huge part of my interest in a work from home arrangement.
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June 23, 2017
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I woke up feeling sick and with more abdominal pain. I was ready to walk out the door at 4:45, but then I started to feel really sick. UGH!!! Skipped swimming and running, again! I have a doc appointment today at 10:00. If things are ok, I do plan on going to the gym later today.

I have had this abdominal pain now for over 2 weeks. The doc said it is not my liver or appendix. She pushed around on my gallbladder and it is a bit tender, but not really painful, so she doesn't think that is the issue. She did a urine test and everything was normal. I just need to wait and see. If I am still having issues in a week, then I go back. UGH. I am still having pain, but since I guess there is nothing really wrong with me, it is time to continue on. I made it to the gym this afternoon. I swam, but couldn't do the interval run. I did a 30 minute walk instead. I also had the oil in my car changed this afternoon and picked up the Kuta K-Factor bike from the shop.
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June 23, 2017
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Rest day felt great.
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June 23, 2017
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Here they are. My cuties. 
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June 23, 2017
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Happy Friday!  Fri-YAY!
Not much on tap today from a training perspective -- just a 30-minute functional strength routine.  I have a long ride an brick run tomorrow and an OWS session on Sunday. Jackie is having a cookout tomorrow and that should be fun.
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June 23, 2017
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Left side hip, lower back and my neck are irritated today. I have been falling asleep on the couch for over a month every night and I think my back is out of whack from that plus catching all the little ones who want to jump in the pool during swim lessons. It's bad enough I'm hitting the Aleeve and I'll call the chiro on Monday. It's making me not feel good all over actually. 
Cloudy day today, looked like it was going to rain all day and it finally did. DS took the day off, we took LIttle MIss to JCPenny's shopping. Our local store is closing and they have a lot of clothes on sale. So far just 50% off except for sale clothes are an extra 20% but that is winter stuff. 

core work, planks, 50 push ups on my knees, some arm stuff no video just did whatever didn't irritate my back
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June 23, 2017
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5 RDS
Abs 25
PU 10

DB overhead #20/10
OH shoulder rotation #12/15
KB Swing #45/15
Figure 8 legs #45/30
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