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April 23, 2017
Inspires : 0

Counting down the days until I can run again. Wednesday can't get here soon enough.
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April 23, 2017
Inspires : 2


Getting ready to head out on my first REAL road ride of the year. Am nervous, as always. We'll see how I do. 
Went really well. Felt great the whole time. I was so nervous. I think it's good to be a little nervous before every ride... keeps you on your toes. We rode some pretty highly traveled roads. Riding again tomorrow night. We'll see how I do back to back. 
Gaze up on the group... 
I have been riding with these same fools for like 12-14 years. We moved away, but I drive back up to Crystal Lake bc i like the roads and I love this group. Only 4 of us made it today. 
Map:

 
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April 23, 2017
Inspires : 2


My unstated goal has been to move 20+ miles per week -- second week in a row that I've hit it (and I'll do more because it's too damn nice out not to go out for a walk or two today). I know that I'm not doing anything epic here, but it feels good nonetheless. During the week, my mindset has shifted -- instead of going for a walk if I have time, I really try and fit something in. I have to admit, the nice weather is a big boost for me. While my allergies are not happy with Spring, it's been an absolute kaleidoscope of colors with everything blooming and it makes my heart happy to see it. 
 
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April 23, 2017
Inspires : 2

Not much happening around here today. Fred is out in the front field with the brush mower and I'm cleaning inside. We've had an infestation of stink bugs that are just driving me crazy! These are a different variety than we've had in the past. These are shorter with a shield like back. I'm finding them everywhere and it's extremely annoying. I think by the time they get inside, they are nearly dead, but they are nasty and dirty!

Think I'll walk again this afternoon and wash my car. Me and the cat napped all afternoon yesterday. It was most enjoyable!
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April 23, 2017
Inspires : 4


On the plus side--glad I didn't try to force Agility X yesterday, I would have died trying.  On the minus side--Not sure that I understood the premise of the workout since it's one borrowed from another program in the hybrid plan.  It was interesting--but his cues were confusing to me and I had no freaking idea what I was supposed to be doing.  Keep moving?  Got that...Look like I could follow directions?  Not so much.  
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April 23, 2017
Inspires : 1


Yep, like I thought, between my shoulders and the base of my neck is sore today. 
Church, bleached the baseboards, trim and window sills in the living room, scrubbed little misses bathroom then more work outside. We really wanted to see how the pool looks after the winter but that meant we had to clean the pool cover off or all the dirt and leaves that the cover has caught will go straight into the pool. Cleaned that and the pool actually does not look that bad at all. The water is clear. We are not ready to open it for swimming so now we'll have to close it right back up but at least we know how it looks lol. Potted up my flowers, moved a bunch of lamb's ear around in one of my flower gardens, took the dog for a short walk then the bike ride! Busy day at home.
We are in a rut with Church. I've been Catholic my whole life but I am just not feeling inspired at all when I go to mass anymore. The kids are bored. DH said he's been feeling the same way. We need a change I think b[...]
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April 22, 2017
Inspires : 2

Rallied some friends together to walk this week. It seems like we all lose or gain motivation together, so I may as well see if I can't get the motivation ball rolling. Heading out today with a friend on the bike path and invited a couple others to come over and walk trails. Today is earth day. Play to spend it working on my little portion of the earth.
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April 23, 2017
Inspires : 0

15, 12, 9, 6, 3
kettlebell swings
pike pushups
dips
squats
leg raises
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April 22, 2017
Inspires : 0

Pull Drill - Focus will be on learning to 'catch' the water with your forearm and pull yourself through the water. If you feel your lats (the muscles under your arm pits that go down the side of your back) engage, then you are starting to get it. If your shoulders are tired, then you are still using too much shoulder and not enough lats.

Kick (Regular) - regular kickboard kick or kick on back with hands over head, fingers locked.
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April 23, 2017
Inspires : 1


Well, I did swim but not according to BT.  There it is!
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April 22, 2017
Inspires : 0

Hell yeah! Long run and I killed it! Ran with Chris, we did 4x1 and talked the whole way--which is a big deal because Chris usually can't hold a conversation when we run, so he just listens to his headphones (weak, I know). So it was great! Weather was mid-40s to low 50s and wind was very light. Perfect running weather! Ran around both sides of Lake Z, then did another mile and back along the same path to get our 9 in. Great run! Felt awesome during and after!
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April 23, 2017
Inspires : 1

A rainy day to reset things. The kid is coming over to cook dinner to celebrate Jim's 60 birthday, which is next week. The grandkid will be here. She is cute and demanding. Raise strong women, people.??
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April 23, 2017
Inspires : 0

3 RDS
SQ 95/15
Sit 34-33-33

4 RDS
PU 25
B ext 8
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April 22, 2017
Inspires : 1


Weather today stinks - 45, cloudy and spitting rain. YUCK! Met T to swim. Was not planning on swimming but since she txt I went. I was kind of wore out on this swim. 
I bought a bunch of plants from the schools plant sale on Wednesday and need to get them in pots but its not happening today. 
Started pulling a few weeds in the backyard. 1.5 hours later I finished and came in lol. My little flower garden by the kids playground was way out of control. Had to take the shovel to get the dandelions out. That was more than I thought I would do outside today. I came in and sat in the recliner for way too long after that. I was going to force a bike ride in the late afternoon but I was just not feeling it. Did some much needed cleaning instead. 
Foot feels good today, no Aleeve. Yesterday I took 2 after my run. 
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April 22, 2017
Inspires : 0

Walked a lot, too much.
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