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July 21, 2017
Inspires : 2

 
A little something from a trip north a number of years back. ~ #fbf #alaska #mendenhall #vacation
A post shared by Chris Banting (@cdban66) on Jul 21, 2017 at 4:25am PDT
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July 21, 2017
Inspires : 2


This week has been a bit of a flurry/disaster bc I have taken so many damn days off work, I have to work extra hard when I actually am at my desk. More days off next week... am driving to North Carolina with my friend Trudy to visit T2, their second home... she and her husband retired early and now split their time between here and there. Am bringing a bike, so there will be plenty of biking to be had out there... am also going to swim with her Masters group and walk since one can walk anywhere!
Am gonna try hard to get this long swim in tonight.
Short Swim Tonight (2000-2500)
Short Walk Thursday AM or lunch (3.6 mile route)
Long Swim Friday? (3200-3600) ←
Long Walk Friday afternoon? (BIG MAYBE
Rest 1
Rest 2
Long bike Saturday with Chris up and around LG (80-85 miles/hills)
Short bike (25-30 miles)

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July 21, 2017
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Walk with SusanB.  And breakfast.  what a great morning!
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July 21, 2017
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It's too soon in the year to give up on fitness :)    So, today I sent an e-mail to the fitness center in my building to inquire about a membership (again), just for the convenience of showering (bike commute mainly).  We're moving at the end of September and the new building will have a FREE gym, so I was trying to avoid doing this, but alas it's just too handy.   GOOD NEWS!  It's Free Now!  I'm in.
Also, asked some questions of the strength gym I'm interested in.   It's hard to combine a running/biking goal with a strength goal, so the test will be how this guys answers.  For some reason gym owners struggle to understand that people are not just into them for weight loss.  I'm looking for a complimentary relationship to my racing goals.  We shall see what shakes out today.
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July 21, 2017
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10 rounds, every 1:30
1A) BB DL x 2 - 345 max
1B) Box Jump @ 24" x2

7 rounds, for time:
1A) 200 m run
1B) KB SDLHP x 10
1C) Burpees x 8
1D) SB Squat Cleans x6
1E) Pullups x4
1F) (Atlas carry x 50ft + over shoulder toss) x 2
31:00
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July 21, 2017
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Had great aspirations of doing hills today--planning to meet Theresa at 2:00 at MNM's, but ankle is really a problem. Was OK when I got up and went to work. Iced it a lot at work, then went to Fluno with some coworkers after. Had a bottle of Bud Light and while sitting there it got more and more painful. Hurt to drive home, wrapped it over dinner, then elevated and iced it and took Ibu. Became more tolerable and was able to sleep with an ACE wrap holding an ice pack in place. Woke at 3:30 (guess the Ibu wore off) with excruciating pain, got up for more Ibu and took off the ice bag which was leaking water all over the bed. Probably took an hour for the Ibu to kick in. Seems like elevation helps the most, so got a pillow for my feet and tried to keep ankle above level of my heart. IDK what this is...we watched "What the Health" over the weekend so have tried to cut out meat this week. Could it be meat withdrawal? The alcohol from Wed night and tonight? Gout? It's really bad.[...]
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July 21, 2017
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SUP aggravated my sore wrist yesterday, which is sort of a bummer. I'd love to get out there again, but wonder if it's a stupid idea. I'm starting to wonder if I fractured my scaphoid based on the location of the pain, but then again, I've broken enough bones to feel fairly confident that it didn't hurt or swell like a broken bone when it happened. Blah.
After 5 days of camping in close quarters with friends and kids, then heading here and hanging out with all of Nate's childhood friends, I'm totally peopled out. Nate has a meeting this morning, and I told him no offense but I'm so excited to have an hour of no one talking to me! Lol...
Going to attempt a run/walk in a bit. We'll see how the knees react. If they're bad, I'll make it a power walk. Geez, I sound like a walking injury right now!! What the heck?
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July 21, 2017
Inspires : 2


I've been home all week (did I mention that?) doing some online training. Good timing, with the whole Belle thing, to be honest.
She's doing okay -- about the same as before, frankly. She's still looking kind of drunk, but that varies, even more than just day to day, but hour to hour. I feel like she's still trying to get her sea legs and figure out what's going on. What breaks my heart is that she went from this young-acting dog to one that seems so old right now. Doddering, almost. Yesterday we played a little fetch (outside because inside poses too many collision opportunities, between walls and sharp corners) and her first few steps she tried to run like she used to, lost coordination and then just trotted after the ball. It was gratifying to see her excited about it, like her old self, but still. Ya know?
The upside is that since she can't actually run, playing outside is far less of a risk since I stand a much better chance of catching her should she decide to go after a sq[...]
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July 21, 2017
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Quiet day here. Got up and fixed pancakes for breakfast. We're having lunch with Fred's uncle who is visiting from PA. Other than that, just a little light cleaning, a dip or two in the pool, and general lazing around. :)
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July 21, 2017
Inspires : 0

50 high pulls
50 leg raises
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July 21, 2017
Inspires : 2


Haircut experience was weird last night. Sort of a higher end place, which was fine, but the lady was a bit veiled-judgy. She was apprehensively OK with not shampooing me (commenting "I'll respect your wishes.."), but then made other snooty comments about my hair like why is one side framing my face longer (my former stylist did that intentionally since I tuck that side behind my ear - this lady could not get her head wrapped around that), what do I feel in your hair (well I don't use any product and it's clean, so I'm assuming you are used to feeling silicone-coated hair and mine is not) - she concluded that it must be the henna coloring I use. OK? Who cares? Just cut my hair? She tried to connect with me about dogs and what not, but I was not feeling it. I ended up being charged $60 (OMG - I thought their website said $40) and then I tipped since I didn't want to be that person, but $60 for a 15 minute dry cut? Never again.
Also, when I first arrived, they pointed me to a dressin[...]
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July 21, 2017
Inspires : 5


Rest day from ChaLEAN.  We went to the gym and I planned on 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by core work--did it. 
We pick up Miss Thing from the airport tonight...
I do have to retrain HOT MESS when I am done with ROCKSTAR.  Hopefully HOT MESS will have picked up some tips from the feedback provided by our team lead and some organizational skills (team lead set her up with a butterfly folder on her desk so she can have processes organized and accessible cause her work space looked like everything was just thrown on the desk.)  I told the manager I would go to the office for that-but was not bringing anything in so that I could watch every stroke on the keyboard.

Ab wheel.
Crunches.
Russian twists.
Heel taps.
Legs vertical reach with the core ball.
Spider-Man planks.
2 minute plank hold.
Back extension.
Guarded Square ups
The Jujitsu leg extension with toe tap from CDF

Plus a few more.
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July 21, 2017
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Planned day off - work travel.
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July 21, 2017
Inspires : 0

P90X3: Eccentric Upper
P90 ab ripper B
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July 20, 2017
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Woke 1:30 am with excruciating pain in my left lateral ankle. Went downstairs to get some ice. Couldn't sleep, at 3:30 took Ibuprofen then finally drifted off. WTF? Was tender when David gave me a massage before bed but no pain otherwise...
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