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April 23, 2014
Inspires : 3


Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy - Mahatma Gandhi
I really enjoy my work.  This thought of rendering the service with joy reminds me of some of the best projects and best people I've worked with.  I think I'll try to focus on the joy of discovery when I work and when I show my clients the results.  It's fun to work with people who are joyful.
Met with a friend last evening to plan the new tri group training.  Now I need to build the flyer.
My plotter is giving me problems today not wanting to recognize the paper.  That's a problem, I rely on the thing a lot.  It's a beautiful machine.  Probably needs thorough service.  It's a headache I wish I didn't have right now.  But when is ever a good time to have a problem?
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Davide's BT Blog (very original title :)

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Upper & core
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FAIL TO PREPARE, PREPARE TO FAIL!

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 0


A couple of climbs.
1 single
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On to the Next Adventure

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Vacation week!!! We leave tomorrow and I'm so stupid busy. I'll be breathing easy when we get off the plane tomorrow around midnight...
So excited though, it's going to be another epic trip :)
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The Winter of Intensity

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 2

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Reserves this weekend.

Taking Friday off so I can get my long ride in. Will do that in Augusta, around the ranges of Fort Gordon. This will probably be a race sim with full setup...aero helmet, attire, and nutrition.

May try to get my long run in on Saturday night. I have a PT test that morning, but plan to take the PT test easy and save it for the evening workout. After that, I'll start my run taper. I'll prob start my bike taper at the end of next week.

-Update-
Hard tempo run today. Dropped miles 4, 5, and 6 down to 6min/mi pace. Goal was to 1) throw in a little speedwork, and 2) see how holding IM run pace would feel like after being tired. Once I went back to IM pace, felt like i was crawling.

Have not done much speedwork during IM training and it sure felt good to open it up a bit.
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Slow, but getting faster. Big, but getting smaller

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Haven't worked legs in a long time. Also, took it easy to ensure I didn't re-injure my lower back.

Arnold's Blueprint Phase 1, Week 1, Day 3
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Life won't wait forever

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 8


9:11am:  As I sit here munching on some World's Finest Chocolate Malted Milk Balls (I had to buy them -- downside of being an aunt to a grade school kid) I'm reminded that sugar, while it tastes AWESOME doesn't really make me feel all that good.  I think I'm actually looking forward to the WLC so that I'm forced to not eat any sugar.  I suspect I'll feel stupendous.
And speaking of which, is there anyone else I can recruit to the Whole Life Challenge?  The more, the merrier!  Or, as I like to say ... misery loves company.  :)  There's an "official" WLC team to join (with a team leader who awesomely finds sponsors for prizes and everything!), and then I also created an informal BT team as well.  C'mon.  You know you want to.  All the cool kids are doing it.  And if you join by Friday, you get $10 off the signup fee (see link in yesterday's blog)! Sweet!
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Comtemplative

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 11


Still sick.  I did not take a decongestant today which actually makes me feel better. One of those cure is worse than the disease things.  Snuffly and coughing. 
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just keep going.

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 0


So, I'm thinking I am going through with this new job at Raytheon.  //sigh//  I'm not super excited about the position (can't be worse than what I'm in now), or working for another huge company (won't be much different than Generaly Dynamics, where I am now), but it will be same building (i.e. same commute, will still see my friends) and more money.  And, after speaking with the PM, since they did not allow for a technical exchange meeting, if I end up hating it, we will have grounds to seek another position, and he does not wish to start a new employee in a miserable situation.  So, OK.  Though this onboarding process is a HUGE pain in the butt.. so much paperwork, tasks.. drug screening at a place 20 min away from work (30 from my house), only open from 8am to 3:30pm and closed an hour for lunch.  Awesome.  And this was supposed to be done yesterday.. who has this kind of time?!

Thank goodness for a much needed trip to Florida this weekend (tom[...]
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Time to Find the Big Girl Panties..and Suck it up!

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 1

Will try to run 3 tonight as a makeup for last night. Feeling a bit better this morning. Have a bit of stuffiness in my head but nothing terrible. Feel like the cough is breaking up - gosh I hope so since my jaw is sore from coughing and I just had a big enough coughing fit that I was almost dry heaving (at work - blah). Hoping for a good day with test results that tell us something and feeling better.
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Experiencing and Appreciating Life

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 0


Dangit!  I decided I have the time and inclination to run during lunch, before the rain starts, so I packed my bag of stuff last night.  Too bad I forgot my sports bra!  The one thing that is really hard to get around.  I am really glad I brought my pilates stuff (not a supportive bra sadly) so I can do the class after work. Maybe the rain won't be too bad when I get home and I can still run. 
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Exercise to be fit

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 1

Mini tri today. Didn't get my short bike in yesterday so threw in today. Definately need to do some work in the pool. Time includes stops of course. Happy with my run but I'd be lying if I said it was easy. Need to get my bike set up so I can go outside for longer than a half hour. No cages or computer on her yet. She still needs a name too.

Started the Isagenix cell cleanse today. Looking forward to more energy, better sleep and of course losing a few lbs. I took some before photos and I am looking a bit squishy. Let's see if this stuff does what it says it will. So far I've had a shake this morning and a small piece of their chocolate along with tons of water. I'm not even hungry after all my working out...promising. Trips to the loo are frequent tho:)

Part time job interview today. Throwing my hat in the ring for an assistant librarian position. I already volunteer there, so I hope that gives me the leg up. Won't know til next week because they have three more[...]
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Bacon

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Shorter harder bike and short run today. St. Anthony's will be here in a few days! Fast and furious couple months of racing. Not used to this yet.
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2013: The Year of the Marathon

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 1


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Bike planned for tonight. 30 minutes on the trainer. 
It's a big day for the Mladic family… my niece is being born this morning! I'm so excited and happy for my brother and sister in law! Can't wait to hear all about her, see photos, and eventually meet her! 
 
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Get more training rainbows

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 10


Sigh.. I woke up with my hands ALMOST too numb to hold my coffee.
Don't be afraid.. I did have my coffee, the world will continue to spin on its axis.
Note: Spring days after a rainy day are almost too pretty for words.
I went to a shitake mushroom growing workshop last evening. I came home with my very own inoculated log. Now all I have to do is wait a year and then have shitake mushrooms. This also means having this log stored in a shady place in the yard AND not allowing it to be burned for a whole year. We will see how this works out for us :)
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