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February 12, 2016
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power
clean and press 3x5 w/ 95 lbs
squat 3x5 w/ 195 lbs
deadlift 3x5 w/ 205 lbs
felt comfy on all lifts so i will go up in 2 weeks
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February 12, 2016
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Kids off school and Nate out of town, so my bike ride today was an easy cruise with the kids (it was almost 60 degrees out down the hill!).
Got my road bike back from the shop (they turned it around in less than a day!), so I might stick it on the trainer tonight and test out the tweaks we made to my fit. New bar tape, new pedals (replaced my old SPD-SL's with regular SPDs so I can use the same shoes for spin and mountain biking), flipped the stem, replaced the setback seatpost with a straight one, and rotated the handlebars to a better position. The reach was so much for me before that I couldn't ride in the drops at all, and even riding on the hoods was massively uncomfortable - hopefully this helps.
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February 12, 2016
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OMG, y'all. It's been such a busy week. And I knocked off early today to get a run in before my hair appointment and now I'm just chilling out with my computer, no TV, just winding down.
I still have work to do, but I'll think about that tomorrow. This class comes with a certification exam (I'm still not entirely sure if I have to take it) and so I have some review and supplemental work to push through. Some of it has been more interesting and (dare I say it?) fun than what I was expecting, at least. 
So - yes - hair appointment. It looks awesome. Nice and short for Zion/Vegas this coming week. What a great reward for putting in overtime these past days!
Oh - and for those in Chicago - the TED 2016 talks are going to be live-broadcasted here in the area (perhaps they've always done this?). I'm going to Naperville on Tuesday to see at least two of the sessions, and perhaps more if I can take a vacation day. :)
Have a great weekend, everyone. I'm hoping to pop in here and [...]
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February 12, 2016
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It's a long weekend! YAY! It is kind of funny that it's the NBA all-star weekend here and it is actually the coldest days we've had all winter! Toronto is going to be portrayed as this frigid place - it's cold but this will be unusually cold. Ah well. 
We don't have any plans. I was thinking that i might try to get in a yoga class at a local studio each day of the weekend. I think i need it. 
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February 12, 2016
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Today's motorcycle pic:

Thank freakin' GAWD it's Friday!
I mostly slept last night, just a wake up at 3:07, but I fell asleep again about 15 minutes later, so I'm going to call it a win!  :
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February 12, 2016
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Ok so half a cup of regular coffee at lunch yesterday (12:30) and I was up for 2 hours in the middle of the night. Sigh. Now I'm dragging around this morning and all I want is more coffee of course :). I guess my body can't handle very much caffeine at all for me to be able to sleep. 
Half day of school for kids, teachers had meetings. I thought I had to go to the meetings so we arranged for the kids to go to the inlaws. Then half way through the morning the principal comes around to tell me staying for the meetings optional, if I want the money I can stay and work but I don't have to. That's fine, I took the afternoon off and still ran the kids to the inlaws because I knew they would be heartbroken if we changed that plan. My son is building a fort out of fallen pine branches and he loves going over there to work on it.  
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February 12, 2016
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In other news:
THIS surfaced last night. Me and my Jr. Year Homecoming Date. Matt. 

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February 12, 2016
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I decided to update my goals to track progress, since I got a little bit closer to one of my swim pace goals today. Such a little thing, but so satisfying!

My schedule originally called for long bike ride on Friday, but I have decided to do long run on Friday and long bike on Sunday. Once the weather warms up, this will give me weekend sunlight for riding, and not eat as much time out of my Friday night.
This plan may still change once winter ends. We'll see.

Valentine's Day is this weekend. We are staying in, having steak, and conserving warmth. Yeah, that's what I'm going with.
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February 12, 2016
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Had a phone screen interview today. Very interesting position. Not sure if I will be selected to go on to the next step of a phone interview, but it was interesting. Not sure if I am ready to change jobs, but with everything that has been going on, I am keeping an open mind.

Hanging with my parents today. :-)
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February 12, 2016
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pu's
myrtles
planks
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February 12, 2016
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P90X Back and biceps with abs
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February 12, 2016
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Unfortunately, it is just one of those things. I have gained 10 pounds in the course of two weeks. My once healthy diet did not last. My caffeine addiction is back in full force. My stress levels are once again, astronomical (fueled in part by the very caffeine that I use to get the work done).

My wife has had a very difficult time emotionally with the loss of our second pregnancy. I have tried to reassure her that the problem was with me, caused by my caffeine addiction and my weight (much more likely than the caffeine). My intention was to regain my health and happiness and hope that would give her some hope that things would be different if we were pregnant again. Last night, that bubble was burst.

Honestly, eating is my coping mechanism. I have been undergoing an extreme amount of stress. I am in a rut and having a very difficult time climbing back out. I am always late to work. I am always tired, even with the caffeine. I am constantly depressed (which might be the underly[...]
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February 12, 2016
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Muscle 34.3

Water 58.1

Bone 3.5
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February 12, 2016
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abs, stretch, chest, bi's and more abs
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February 12, 2016
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Skipped the workout and did a carpet cleaning last night after the massage. Slept through the night - thank you day care for the boys. And... I won at the daycare - they were having a drawing - I got a $50 gift card to a local restaurant and 2 movie tickets. :)

Hoping for a workout tonight since I didn't get up this morning and I have errands to run at lunch.
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