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February 22, 2018
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5 times stairs
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February 22, 2018
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80DO Phase 2 - Leg Day

OMG
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February 22, 2018
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And... we are looking at plane tickets again. Not sure if I am over reacting or not but I have to do it just in case. Dad was transferred to Iowa City last night by ambulance. Mom called this morning to say that he has pneumonia and it is starting to produce fluid in his lungs. They are giving him medicine but if that doesn't work then I am going to head out. Chris has already decided to book me on a flight for late tonight/early tomorrow morning. I just want to THINK. I just want time to THINK.

Runs haven't happened this week - just not into it. and that sucks. I wish I did. 225 days until race day at this point.
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February 22, 2018
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Shoulders, triceps, abs/core, calves
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February 22, 2018
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Normal 2 loop route.
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February 22, 2018
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A rushed morning getting in the workouts, quick shower, and eatting a Clif bar, and then logged on to work and ready for an 8:00am meeting.
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February 22, 2018
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Working on a huge painting today. It's been on the easel for two weeks, I really need to be done with it! Will sneak out after lunch for a ride. Rebecca has really ramped up my training hours this training block. Gone are my 1 hr weekday intervals - replaced with 1:30-1:45 weekdays. This weekend I've also got 2:10 and 3:00 on the schedule, which is more than my usual 1:00 and 3:00. It'll take some doing to get in the groove with hours like this, but luckily I'm low on art deadlines. Gotta train to do well in the 50 in June!
Had a bummer of a day yesterday. I've been in a funk about art, but had some big ideas over the weekend about mixing things up a bit and places where I can make an effort to boost my business. Decided I should start teaching again and emailed the local art center to see about doing a fall workshop. Long story short, they have another workshop in September, so she asked me if I could do October instead. I replied that I'd like to aim for late September for fall c[...]
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February 22, 2018
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February 22, 2018
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Cooking day! I've got 3 pans of turkey lasagna and 2 pans of zucchini noodle lasagna on the agenda today. There is a fundraiser at the lodge tonight to benefit special olympics. I love how the guys come up with these ideas and make the women do all of the work. I'm kind of excited because I've been wanting to try a lasagna with zucchini. I wasn't going to make it for a crowd since I've never tried it, but one person was not going to attend because she can't eat pasta, so I decided to give it a try. I'm going to put more veggies in the sauce, but otherwise, it will still have the ground turkey and lots of cheese - still not exactly calorie friendly, but much better than the regular recipe. I can't imagine lasagna without lots of cheese! Another lady is making a sausage lasagna, so we're going to have something for everyone.
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February 22, 2018
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5x15
high pulls
front raises
sit ups
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February 22, 2018
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Switching my rest day to today. I would have run this morning (I swear! haha) but Christina asked me to give her a ride to work - doctors orders that she not drive for this first week back to make sure she is adjusting to her meds OK, and it was the only day her Dad couldn't take her. It took me 45 minutes to get to her house this morning  - then another 30 to get to work. I knew it would take this long and am not comfortable running in the pitch dark morning hours, so no run. But happy to help my friend.
Then tonight, two gals from my old Kansas team are in town for a training and we are going to have dinner and drinks (I have not had a drink since New Years Eve!). This means my last mid-week 5-mile run will be tomorrow, then I have to do the 20-miler on Saturday as once again, it is going to rain all day Sunday.
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February 22, 2018
Inspires : 7


Executive decision: Drop the burnouts.  50 man-makers, 200 squat presses and an 8 minute plank? Not happening...going for a 2-3 mile run at lunch today so that's PLENTY of workout for one day.
Achilles were not too happy today. Stopped at 1 mile to stretch them a bit, walked about 0.10 mile, ran another 3/4 mile and walked again about 0.10 ...and just before turning to home walked another little bit. Not going to be stupid about this.  My heart says run and my legs say WTF?? So warm I was outside in capris and a tank top.  
We had dinner on the deck last night--in shorts & flip flops.

Strength 45
Core 12
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February 22, 2018
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A bit of sporadic tightness in left adductor and right TFL during last 1000 yds of swim. Only the right hip tightness was still hanging around afterwards, though.
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February 22, 2018
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I was at school 'til 10:40pm getting grades ready for mid-term, so no run this morning. My appointment went well yesterday. My official due date is one day later than I had thought: Oct. 28th. I was surprised that they needed SIX vials of blood. I get standard procedure, but testing for syphilis is a bit unnecessary. The more I find out, the better I feel about the future hospital experience/expertise in Helena considering that much of Montana is so much the land of medical rejects. It was kind of hilarious when the nurse was going over family medical history and the topic of twins came up. She mentioned the additional "risk" that I could have twins with my age and since one first cousin had them, but I stopped her and explained that healthy twins would be the best possible thing! Apparently I'm the only one who thinks that since she was really surprised, but charmed. 
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February 22, 2018
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Lower body
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