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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 13


Sorry for the lack of inspires here, just exhausted and not checking in with the commuting.  That should be over some time next week.
My training plan says 5.5 miles today.  My time and energy level say 3.  
Our furniture comes tomorrow so tonight after work I will be helping John take the antiques to other rooms. The gooseneck rockers are going upstairs--possibly one in my office and one in Thing One's room.  The Duncan Fyfe couch is going to the dining room until we have more help to get it up to the loft.
So the furniture people never called me back to confirm the timeframe for delivery.  I have no clue if they are coming. John will be working from home tomorrow just in case.  We moved the couch only--so we have chairs in there in case they don't show.  
I was on my way home and had just pulled into the middle lane on 95S when I remembered that I needed to stop at packet pick up for the 10K.  Was able to get off the exit just in time[...]
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 3


I think we're going to try that POWER TEST tonight. Knee feels brand new!

So there it is. FTP of 138. Not terrible for a mostly retired, fat, out of shape, wanna be Ironman-redo with 1.75 legs. 
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 0

I've been off all week for spring break, but have to work 4 hrs today. I'm liking this "college life" job! I'm running in Boulder after work, then swimming on the way home if I can manage to avoid talking myself out of it (which is awfully easy to do).

MUST SWIM.

Plank 67: 1:00
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 0

Body weights...ugghhhh
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 0

Massage...ahhhhh!

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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 2

Planks, side planks, push ups, sit ups repeat
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 3

Need to ride -- way too cold and windy for outdoor riding though. Tri bike is off the trainer and has a new set of tires, and I'm not feeling motivated to swap out the tire for a cheap one that I can tear up on the trainer. Maybe this weekend.

30" jumping jacks
3 x 12 squats, 20 lb db
30" jumping jacks
30" jump rope
2 x 12 zercher squat
30" jumping jacks
30" jump rope
30" high knees
2 x 12 leg curl, used cable
30" each jacks, jump rope, high knees, butt kicks
2 x 12 bench press
2 x 8 chinups
3 x 5 deadlift, 40 lb
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 0

Quick abls, legs and back. Pretty cooked from Tues still!
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 0

Stats taken after CT session and before dinner, %water 67.9, muscle 37.5, bone 3.9. Better at following the plan today, but this is the longest swim distance I've done since B2B! Very different following a plan someone's put together for you. Did the 400s easy as plan called for. Left shoulder was complaining though from effort a few days ago. Too bad today was a swim day as it got up into the low 70s and it was fairly sunny when I got to the pool. I would've run today instead and swam tomorrow. But, it is before a race and running tomorrow will be okay after work, though it won't be 70.

Tomorrow: easy 30 min run

Sat: 1 hr spin on the CT

Sun: RACE!
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 6

I registered for the Air Force half marathon yesterday. I want something to keep me focused over the summer to get myself in fighting shape and I think this is just the thing. I plan to train using the information I'm learning in rehab and my favorite Hal Higdon plan. I know that the more weight I drop, the easier it will be for me to start running again. I'd like to go into the race 30-35 lbs lighter. Realistically, I don't know that I can cover this distance with the foot or with the health issues, but that is part of what makes it appealing. I need the challenge dangling out there to get me motivated to make the changes I want. I've tried making the changes on my own and it hasn't been very successful. I've learned quite a lot over the past years. I hope that I implement some of that knowledge over the summer to make this a really positive experience for me. I'm nervous about the distance, but I have a calmness inside that this is the right thing to do to move me forward to[...]
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 6


6:40am:  Not Friday is actually my Friday!  :)  Yay.  And I'm taking Monday off as well, so a nice long-ish break from the rat race.  And because I bought the online recordings of TEDTalks, I have a bunch of stuff queued up to watch and be amazed by.
Workout of some sort this afternoon.  I needed new running shoes and after some rave reviews by a few friends, I bought a pair of Hoka One shoes.  We'll see how that goes... I've never tried them on, but here's hoping they're awesome!  They look a little like those Sketcher shoes that were (are?) popular that made you all off balance, purporting to help you lose weight ...

 
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Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
— Emily Dickinson
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 10


Six months post op today.
√ PT today.
Because I know that you are all dying of curiousity, I'm putting links to scanned PDFs of the two new exercises here (I scanned them because I am know to lose the papers)
All Four
Balloon

short stair seated balloon and all four right arm reach, 4 sets each
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 0

weider chest/legs
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 1

Feel completely and totally craptastic. :(
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March 26, 2015
Inspires : 0

The best part of the week is almost here. :) Been a long one.
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