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August 28, 2015
Inspires : 0

Truncated upper body due to hotel gym ...
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August 28, 2015
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Picked up my race packet, but not racing tomorrow. Seeing the course, the transition setup, and the fact I'm not racing put me in a bit of a bad mood.
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August 28, 2015
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So it's the Chicago Triathlon Relay Weekend! Woot!
Resting today.
Tomorrow doing the long walk, which should be like 8-9 miles or so. Then heading down to the city to go to the Expo with Brant and Chris, and attend our MANDATORY COURSE TALK. (what a crock of crap!
Then, dinner or something... then sleep, then RELAY on Sunday AM! I want to feel fresh enough to REALLY push the pace on the bike on Sunday. We'll see. I'm tired. I'm feeling really really tired. Hopefully Brant feels spry and all revved up, because I'm gonna need him to make up the time I lose by WALKING from the swim all the way to the transition area. It's a long way. I can try to sort of skip or something... but I am not certain that will make up any measurable time. 

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August 28, 2015
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Got my swim in this morning and I am just staring at the clock now, counting down to the weekend. Things I want to do:

1. Make brownies tonight. And lick the bowl, of course!
2. Bike Saturday. I want to get up the big hill, do the on-road bit, back into the other neighborhoods, and connect with the W&OD. I can do it!
3. Do the farmer's market run
4. Do the mall run: return stuff, buy stuff, have eyebrows threaded (not so bad) have upper lip threaded (oh the humanity!)
5. Celebrate my Dad's 65th birthday on Sunday!! This is the big one. So excited, my dad is the dorkiest dad of them all and I love him.
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August 28, 2015
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Just mapped out a 90-mile ride for tomorrow morning. Going to go from home south and basically do the Pedalfest route backwards from last weekend (realized Santa Fe Lake Road is LOVELY!) - then when I get up north just keep going north - and then west - like I'm headed to Newton. I calculated my turnaround point and it's about 8 miles from Newton so I'll have to make sure I pre-purchase my Payday and have plenty of nutrition on my person. Looking forward to this!
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August 28, 2015
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Sub for the afternoon in one of the classes I am in. Thankful for the regular classroom teachers. This chick changed everything then barked orders at the kids and kept calling out on every little behavior from my student who I am sitting right next to trying to help while you change everything he just spent 2 weeks trying to process which takes him longer to begin with because he has a learning disability so just bug off! I really had to hold my tongue. She was stressing me out, how do you think the kids felt? Whew. And this sub is going to take over for my sons class when his teacher goes on maternity leave which will be any day now. DS says he likes her though so I will stay out of it.
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August 28, 2015
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Back from more travel.  Not exactly losing weight quickly but since I've been working out more it may be some water/inflammation.  Or at least I'm hoping.  My goal is 125# by 1/1/16.  Then I'm thinking I may try a little bulk...
 I need 45 minutes of running and 45 minutes to lifting to meet my weekly goal...

RAMP
Pilates after
Stretch
I can't wait to be done with Basic training. I hate hate hate 15 rep sets. 3 more workouts to go...
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August 28, 2015
Inspires : 3

Fog has the lake socked in, so I went out for donuts. :) Last day here, so I think a longish hike is in order and I wouldn't mind kayaking around the island one more time. It's supposed to be a decent day once the fog burns off.
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August 28, 2015
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Hip was sore by the time I got home last night, but pretty good today.  So, let's run!
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August 28, 2015
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short swim, then weights. definitely sore as i haven't been doing my strength training
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August 28, 2015
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Tired from shampooing Brandon's carpets yesterday, so I skipped shoulder swings and one set of lat pulls and narrow grip tri extenstions.

Abs & Core
Arms
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August 28, 2015
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Going for a hike with the family today. Cooler weather but no rain ... A good day over all

6:20pm. After my stomach settled, we went for a boat ride. Nice to be on the water.
Relaxing tonight and tomorrow, head home at about 2:30. Need to reclaim my house again.


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August 28, 2015
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Ready to ride, pull bike out of car...flat tire. :/ Changed tire and rode alone, 3x around Pope. Rode fairly steady today, with very few power spikes. Goal was to just maintain a consistent effort at a slightly higher than moderate pace. Weather was awesome

-Update-
Swam during lunch. The three 5x100s were pretty hard, and I was pretty smoked when I was done. Swim volume was a little lower than I wanted, but it's been a busy week.

Riding long tomorrow and following that up with a run.
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August 28, 2015
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Rest day
My road bike has been in the shop for a tune up this week. I use an independent mechanic. I picked it up and it's in goods shape (looks fast!) but he mentioned that the bearings in the non drive side of the bottom bracket is starting to feel "gritty." Apparently it's a Trek proprietary part and I need to take it to a Trek dealer sometime soonish to have it replaced. He did say it's not a huge rush and that it would be fine to wait until after BikeMS to take care of it. I just wanted to note what he said while it was fresh in my mind.
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August 28, 2015
Inspires : 6


Getting my hair done. It is such a luxury.
FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!
The cat is going to be okay, at least for now. That makes Mom feel better which makes us feel better.
 
 
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