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July 28, 2016
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Beast Body: Back/Bis and abs
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July 28, 2016
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9:53am: My Friday -- taking tomorrow off to focus on a few specific projects:  going to REI to look at Camelbacks and talk to a camping person about how to start thinking about gear for getting into real life backpacking, which is something that's been percolating in the back of my head since reading about the Colorado Trail.
Second big project will be organizing my loft so it's a clean, peaceful, efficient writing space. Right now it's still in the same configuration as it was when I moved in and I'm not sure it's the best arrangement. Also, I got some new equipment that needs to be set up. It'll take the afternoon, but I'm really looking forward to it.
Today -- doctor's appointment after work and then I think I might hop on the ol' hybrid and go for a spin. My legs are complaining a bit from the squats and the epic climbing session yesterday. If not a spin, then probably an easy walk.
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Argue enough for your own l[...]
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July 28, 2016
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Watching Brant run is pretty freaking cool. He's a little heavy on his feet for someone as fast as he is... but seriously... that doesn't seem to matter. The miles were just ticking off and before I knew it we had gone almost 8 miles! Sure, he was working hard, but HIS working hard and MY working hard (when I used to run) net us very different things. Me? I would turn myself inside out for a 10:30 mile. Him? He was chugging along holding 6:00 flat in the heat. I could have sped up a bit and I think he could have followed. Just crazy. 
Tonight I have to work a little late bc I left earlyish on Tuesday to go to the podiatrist. But I intend to wear my new orthotics for a little walk tonight to see how I do with them. 
I also ordered some shoes for our trip to Paris/Montreux. They are VIONICS. Supposed to be pretty good for people with PF that can't fit their orthotics into cute shoes. Rachael has several pairs and she swears by them. She spent a long time in a boot last[...]
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July 28, 2016
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OMG the weather is amazing today!  Low 70s and overcast. 
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July 28, 2016
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Rest day! I may do a strength workout at lunch, but no swimming, biking, or running. I was hoping to get in another big volume week this week and have a recovery week next week, but my body has other ideas. I was really tired and sore yesterday and this morning. I slept in until 6:00 today (2 extra hours).

My right foot is bothering me (why I didn't run yesterday after the swim), so I am hoping 2 days of no running might help. I have had this issue in the past and was told it was a mild stress fracture. Suggested treatment was a boot and rest. Well, I am trying to rest! 2 days should help - right?!?!? ;-) It is the top of the foot on the bone and tendons near the ankle and on the inner side of the top of the foot. It is swollen, tender, and red. I have been icing and taking Advil. It is not yet horrible, or so bad that it will stop me from training, but I don't want it to get to this level.

The SOCRA meeting last night was really good - so glad I went. The gues[...]
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July 28, 2016
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(Early) lunch run on tap today.  It'll be hot but at least I'll get it in before the now daily heat advisory kicks in.
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July 28, 2016
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nisam otišla jer sam išla fonijatrinji, premda da sam se bolje organizirala mogla sam
sparno je, dosta sam pješacila, bilo je lijepo u hladu drvoreda i vjetric
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July 28, 2016
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WOrking both jobs....day off. I'll do some super light lifting at work....
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July 27, 2016
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I didn't do the 2nd run (quelle surprise). When I was getting dressed to run again, my knee felt really weird when I used the stairs.  This can happen, but not usually when I'm running, so I ignored it and started out.  Well, the first and subsequent steps it hurt.   I think it gets irritated, but recovers by the next day.  So more dreams of two-day runs for me, for now anyway. I think my shoes are a bit of a problem, my right foot REALLY rolls inward.  I need to address that again, but not trying anything new until next month. I hope I'll be ok at Ragnar.
Actually, I guess my shoes aren't the problem - they just aren't the solution :)
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July 28, 2016
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Drill I instructor got us a sub tonight.  Hopefully she will give us a good workout.
Yesterday at work SUCKED.  Great big hairy money balls covered in sweat.  Yep, even worse than that.  It started with a system crash on Monday that has backed up the receipt of faxes and electronic transmission of review--and the intake reps had to leave because they did not have access to the systems needed. So we had 2 people on phones .  Yes, you read that correctly.  2 people on phones yesterday. I was one of them.  At one point, there were 8 calls waiting in the queue, this was when I was supposed to go to lunch.  Operative word  SUPPOSED.....I kept on answering these calls and never got lunch.  Ran downstairs an hour later and grabbed a affiliatespam and fresh water.  Miss Thing was making lunch for the boyfriend so she offered to fix some for me.  I sat at the desk and ate while I worked.  I lost the stupid Citrix at [...]
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July 28, 2016
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-Thor-sday hammer ride. Rode solo and rode hard. Heart rate was up and leg muscles were burning.

Am going to try to get in a run tonight, but not sure I'll have the time.
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July 28, 2016
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week from hell! can't afford this!
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July 28, 2016
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Swim on tap for this afternoon.
I'd like to sign up for more of this, please:
   
Somedays just seem to end on the right note! . #getoutside #exploreyourworld #yosemite #tbt
A photo posted by Chris Banting (@cdban66) on Jul 28, 2016 at 3:56am PDT
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July 28, 2016
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Back is feeling a little bit better. Wife suggested stretching my hamstrings, which has helped. 
Easy ride this morning . . . really debated whether to do it, given how my back has felt. The ride helped, though. Glad I knocked it out, as I will be missing my ride on Saturday due to travel.
And, got good news that mom won't need chemo. Been a week full of pleasant surprises!
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July 27, 2016
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√ Ride tonight!
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