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Dena's Training

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 0

7:02 AM Took naproxen
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Life won't wait forever

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 3


8:53am:  It's amazing what 9+ hours of sleep will do for a person's ability to think coherently.  :)
Got home from work yesterday to find that my roommate was training a client in the basement, so I had to wait to work out... and then it turned out that I had to log in to work ... and so, no workout for myself.  This week is getting away from me.  I will say, though, that today is the first day that I actually feel normal again after my almost-all-nighter over the weekend.  I'm old. It takes me a long time to recovery.  :)
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All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
— Calvin Coolidge
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Experiencing and Appreciating Life

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 1


It's really handy that my break from running coincided with a crappy weather week (so, really not motivated to ride) and lots of unrelated plans that would normally disrupt my training schedule.  I hope I don't forget how to train after this little break!  It can easily derail me.
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Be your best

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 0

Abdos apr├Ęs la course
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Long May You Run

April 16, 2014
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Brain wasn't really working early this morning. Thought 8x25=400 (4 years of college math, hmmm) so i threw in an extra 200 just because i had time, figured i'd make it an even 1000.
Good thing, it brought me to 800 at least...
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Three Wishes

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 2


Ride tonight!
Still no race report.  I'm a slacker.  Also, the whole w-o-r-k thing is interfering with my blogging.
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Comtemplative

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 0


I slept really well last night.  That was fabulous.  I still feel like I am coming down with something.  The pool is closed the rest of the week.  If I get done at a decent time I am going to try to go to the OWS.  Its going to be a hellish drive to get over there tho. 
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A new path

April 16, 2014
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CF and hopefully yoga tonight! It might get tricky as K is going from the gym to volleyball, during my class time. So, we'll see how that works out (and since it's all in Baton Rouge -about 45min away from home-we only take one car. I refuse to drive 2 cars and waste that much gas). But, I'm excited! CF and yoga in one evening sounds fabulous.
Oh, and K did make a comment climbing last night that "we need to get you back to CF, you were a little weak in there with your (lack of) pullups," as he poked my arms. Ouch.
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What's worth the prize is always worth the fight

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 1


Woke up before 5am (alarm was set for 5:45) and thought about getting up and doing yoga...but I was too comfortable and I knew it would be chilly upstairs since I didn't turn the heat on up there last night and it got down into the 30s outside (same reason I didn't just get up and run!).  Planning to run this evening.
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Starting over

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 0


Not much happening here.  With the kids on vacation and Cole in rare form there isn't any working out going on.  I hate when he's like this.  I'm wondering if the seizures are causing his behavior problems.  Or at least contributing to them.  Oh well, we'll deal with it as it comes.
Alex is going to a sleepover tonight and tomorrow we have a play date for the boys.  Exciting stuff!
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marilyn ellen

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 1


i hate stress.  i hate being an emotional eater.  i hate having anxiety.  i have big goals for myself and it is so easy for just one person to completely derail my motivation.  i hate finding out that the people i love most in the world are ugly and mean and don't love me back.
i'm being vague and annoying and i know it, but i have so much anger and sadness trapped inside of me and i don't know how to get it out.  i can only vent to my husband and sister so much about one small conversation with my grandmother that just kind of unraveled the truth about our relationship (aka not one) last night.  i am already distant from my mother and her sisters because of some family drama with my mom, and now my grandmother turns out to be nasty and vindictive to ME PERSONALLY.  i'm not sure what i ever did to give her these horrible opinions of me, but i'm sure glad to know it and not waste a lot of energy on that family as a whole going forward.
is there s[...]
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The Winter of Intensity

April 16, 2014
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One month until Texas. Feeling pretty good about fitness, nutrition, and strategy at this point. I do want to practice my swim pacing a bit, and I do want at least 2 more long rides followed by short runs. For running, I want to, at minimum, match last month's miles, but the goal is still to reach 180.

One thing that I am kind of worried about is the weather. I have not had one single hot training day. I think max temp has been around 75 degrees, which falls short about 15-20 degrees off expected temps at Texas. It is what it is, though.

Boy, time does pass fast.
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Ever Training

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 1

Morning wakeup...

Myrtl routine
7 minute
Some other stuff
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Consistency!!!

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 0

Bench press 5,5,9 reps at 62.5kg - lost tension after last 5 reps and had to reset bar to do another few reps
Deadlift 10 reps at 90kg
EZ bar curls, bar plus 15kg, 2 x 10 reps
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I'm delusional

April 16, 2014
Inspires : 0


strength work in garage before run.  yesterday i overdressed and wore a long sleeve light tech shirt on the ride.  today i wore tights, heavy tech shirt, gloves and beanie and was still cold.  gotta love NC weather.  good run.  legs felt like a z2 foundation run, but couldnt get the heart rate up.  believe it stayed in z2 the second loop because that included all the strides.
swim after work due to school event for William at lunch

plank w/ feet on medicine ball x 60 seconds
glute curls w/ feet on balance ball x 10
incline pushups w/ feet on balance ball x 10
v-ups x 12
squats x 15
external shoulder rotation with red band x 15 each arm
leg lifts w/ 5lb medicine ball x 12
leg dips x 10 each leg
internal shoulder rotation w/ red band x 15 each arm
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