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January 23, 2017
Inspires : 1


Recovery day/ recovery week.
If you've noticed a lot of recovery weeks here, it's because Jackie believes that masters athletes should be on a two week build so we are giving that a whirl.
You may have also seen that I post a lot of "functional strength stuff" here.  I just ran across this article that kind of explains the FMS test. The routine is customized to each individual after the assessment.  I get to do a lot of leg raises and squats and bridges.  We are starting to add pull ups, etc.
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January 23, 2017
Inspires : 1

Back in the pool again. The incision area is tight, but no pain. :-)
It is still raining!!!!!!
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January 23, 2017
Inspires : 2


8:38am: Monday - ready to tackle the new week. 
After picking up Belle at day care, I will scoot home and have another strength training session. My calves are killing me from doing stairs yesterday. But otherwise, it's all good!!
The sun coming out on Saturday -- after not seeing it for days before and not since -- was so nice. I'm digging the warmer weather (it's been in the low 40's), but I need my vitamin D! #firstworldproblems
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A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
— Joyce Brothers
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January 23, 2017
Inspires : 2


We got back from Cuba yesterday. Wow! What a great trip! There was no access to the internet there. Well, we could have stood in a 2 hour line to get a scratch off card for 5 dollars for an hour of access, IF you could find a wifi access. Cubans just got to own computers LAST year. Think about it! It is a wonderful place, and until unlimited greed caused the revolution, Havana would have been the most beautiful city I have ever seen. It is still amazing in its falling down state. Now that folks are allowed to own property as of 2008, things are starting to be fixed up, but access to materials is very difficult. I am so glad we went, even if it did mean missing the DC women's march AND my hot chocolate race. It was haunting, especially with our current situation here.
On a workout note, no workouts but I did walk at least 6 miles a day (lazy beach day) and most days were 10+ miles.
 
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January 23, 2017
Inspires : 1


So, it seems that Felicity is not going to nap anymore. We will institute some quiet time but it is a moment to reflect. Our awesome little sleeper who used to take 3 hour naps on the weekends. Nothing wrong with it, just a new normal. 
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January 23, 2017
Inspires : 0

4 RDS
AB 25
Lunge 26
PU 25
B ext 12
Pull 7

2 RDS
Cable crunch 45/25
Air SQ 25
Inc. DB press 45/12
B ext 12
Pull DN 100/12
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January 22, 2017
Inspires : 0

RSP Chiseled Day 19 # 1&2
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January 22, 2017
Inspires : 2

Spent some time at the gym - more snow yesterday and today probably another 6" and still coming down. Roads are crap and most haven't even been plowed which makes it worse. We were going to go to the Dome (indoor track/soccer greens etc) but when I called this morning their voice mail said the roof collapsed due to heavy snow and would be closed for an unknown amount of time. Luckily they had everyone evacuated before it collapsed. So TM it is.
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January 22, 2017
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Drove over to Fleet Feet since I needed a new pair of Asics - to my delight they had the previous model on sale for 30% off. She brought out the old and the new, and the old is a hideous white/turquoise/lime green color scheme, and the new are a gorgeous bright pink... but I put on my money saving hat and bought the ugly shoes. They will be gone in 400 miles anyway, right?? 
I also had one of those shoe charms a co-worker had gotten me as part of a gift. Really nice gesture, but I was never going to wear it. So I returned that (for $10!) and had $7 left on a gift card, so only paid $99 for a new pair of shoes, 3 honey stinger chew packs and 5 gels. Feel good about that I suppose.
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January 23, 2017
Inspires : 2


I have just over 10 pounds between my current weight and the upper limit of my goal range.  SO HAPPY.  Depending on how I feel after those 10-11 pounds decides how much more comes off.  Not chasing a number, I'm looking for how I feel and a general "look" of healthiness as opposed to letting a number from a scale dictate my day.
While I am disappointed that the Steelers could not make anything happen last night--I am glad that the Falcons are playing in the Super Bowl.  Only because the Falcons QB is a guy who grew up on Downingtown, PA  where we lived for about 20 years before moving to Richmond.  Hope Matt Ryan can demolish Tom Brady's cheaters.

Iso Strength Chisel
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January 22, 2017
Inspires : 2

Dinner this evening with April.
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January 23, 2017
Inspires : 1

Ugh, came down with sore throat on Sunday. Went to bed early. Definitely getting sick and workload is insane, so probably not going to be able to take a sick day.
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January 22, 2017
Inspires : 0

• Foam rolled and stretched
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January 22, 2017
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ets, 30 sec work/15 sec rest
-Russian twists
-reverse crunches
-oblique crunches

Plan called for standing obliques as well. I'm trying to do as little weight bearing as possible on my L foot. I skipped those. Made for a short workout but that's ok.

An almost full gallon of Simple Green weighing 5.8 lbs. stood in nicely for the medicine ball. I told Alex that we can't use any more of it or it'll get too light. Guess that means no more cleaning. If only...

Got a good workout crutching around at the National Western Stock Show. We go to the sheep dog trials every year. Of course the competition arena is clear on the other side of the building and there are several flights of stairs involved as well. I have no idea how far I went. I just know that I'm really tired from it!!

Gratitudes:
1. I ate before we left the house to keep our food expenses down.
2. I'm feeling better than I did on Friday.
3. I'm really sleepy and should be able to fall asleep easily, despite Alex[...]
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January 22, 2017
Inspires : 10


She used the same set as last weekends class in FIGHT, still challenging, but I could follow along better.

Chisel Balance
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