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August 27, 2016
Inspires : 3

Went to packet pickup last night . Seems odd that PP would be on a Friday for a Sunday race but whatever. It's at the Y where I swim sometimes. Transition was already set up in the parking lot and I got the butterflies looking at it. I've done one other tri this year -- and that was actually a duathlon, which was kind of meh.

After that, Steve and I went downtown to the Blues & BBQ fest. It was trying to rain and food is overpriced. We ducked into a local eatery and had a nice dinner.

Meeting tri peep Patty for a short ride this morning. She's borrowing someone's wife's gravel bike to try it out. I predict she will love it. Like so many Iron distance athletes, she's burnt out on the road riding and ready to try something different.

I need to dig out my tri gear. I think I know where the aero helmet is...
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 6

75 pounds of tomatoes turned into pasta sauce. Roasted red pepper roasted garlic pasta sauce, to be exact. All was from a local garden. Not mine, but better than store bought. I walked 3 miles in my teeny kitchen. My tootsies are sore.
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 3



 
I am having such vivid dreams lately. (That's really no surprise... but I'm recalling them to the very last intricate detail
In a nutshell:
2 nights ago I dreamed I was watching world class Olympic gymnastics... sort of in person but sort of on a TV... it was all taking place behind some bleachers in a gymnasium, but I could also see it on TV. 
I couldn't determine if it was happening in real time, or if it was something that had happened previously and I was watching a tape or a recording... but I was watching these women, gymnasts, doing all of their exercises, etc etc. One of the women was ME. I was watching MYSELF in a sparkly leotard, doing the floor exercise and the vault and the uneven bars... it was ME as I am NOW... so it was like looking in the mirror... a little bit of cellulite, a little chubby, a fake knee... all out there on the competition floor. It was terrifying to watch. I know how achy and old I feel and I was getting ready to make a [...]
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 0

Okay, the travel has caught up with me. Definitely no workouts today.
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 0


Busy day. Woke up exhausted, naturally, and had a lazy morning until we needed to head to the base for Bennett's 2 month pediatrician appointment at 10:50. While Bennett and I did that, Travis took Chase to get a haircut and pick up lunch. After that they picked Bennett and me back up and we headed back to Bluffton. Had a couple hours of downtime to regroup before meeting my parents and grandparents for dinner at my parents' neighborhood club.
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 1

10 rounds, every 1:15
1A) BB Clean and Jerk x 1 (115, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 150, 155, 160, 165)

5 rounds, for time
2A) Recline Rows x 20, 16, 12, 8, 4
2B) Ring Dips x 20, 16, 12, 8, 4
2C) 1x through as dbl kb complex: DL, burpee on kbs, swing, burpee, clean, burpee, sqt clean, burpee, sqt clean thruster, burpee
13:56

4 rounds
3A) Weighted OH situps x 6
3B) Sit Outs x 12
3C) Hollow Rocks x 24

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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 2


8:29am: Finally Friday! The week hasn't been bad, just a little long. Like every week.
Strength and cardio when I get home. Nothing much else aside from that. And I have absolutely nothing planned this weekend, I don't think. Perhaps I'll try to get a lunch or dinner with someone on the agenda. Or maybe I'll be lazy and just stay home and do nothing. :)
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The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
— Vladimir Nabokov
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 0

Off day. Out to dinner with friends!
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 7


Painters are here doing my office, Miss Things room and the upstairs bathroom.  Next week they do Thing One's room, my room, clean the gutters/ power wash the exterior and re do exterior trim.
Cable got knocked off when we undid the "boost" for the service for the painters.  
Got my allergy shots this morning.  Cleaning the downstairs...going to clean the pool then I have some Hammer Power on tap for the remainder of the day.
So.....my office looks amazing.  I need to put it back together this weekend.  Had to let it dry fully.  Miss Things walls look great.  They need to do the trim on Monday.  Upstairs bathroom is not done, but we did steam off the old wall paper border.  I cleared some clothing from my closet to drop off at Goodwill.  Ran the vacuum through my office and the part of Miss Thing's floor I could get to --which was the edge of the room that I usually can't get so it's okay....Dusted.  Threw out a bunch [...]
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 4

Working until 1:00 today (still on summer hours) and then planning on an afternoon with family.

Considering either Ironman Wisconsin or Ironman North Carolina for next year. Would love to race them both, but it is too expensive so I will have to choose one. I raced NC when it was Beach2Battleship a few years ago and loved it. It would be fun to go back. On the other hand, Wisconsin would be new.
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 2

Went for a walk last night around the block at around 8 pm. It is starting to feel like fall, even though it's still pretty hot out. I love this time of year
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 0

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Kind of got in bed a little late last night, woke up tired, but rode nonetheless. First lap was easy, TT'd the second lap, then an easy third. The TT was slow, but it's more due to the wind and tired legs than anything else.
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 4


I took today off from work. I may do the same thing next Friday :-)  I plan to run later this morning and play it by ear from there. I have a few more days that Kevin do play with and I have found that taking at least one vacation day during peak training works well for me.  This is "hell week" for me and next week backs of a tad.  Two more big weekends.
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August 26, 2016
Inspires : 0

abs, stretch shoulders

2nd workout arms
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