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April 25, 2015
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Drove up to St Pete to check in and drop off my bike for St Anthony's.  Mari went along and we had a nice lunch at Moon under Water before heading back to Sarasota.  Just chillin' and watching the Rays game this evening.  Early morning tomorrow.
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April 25, 2015
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Been selling stuff on eBay again like a BOSS. $126 in the past 2 days and I've got $79 outstanding. Go me.
Am thinking of buying a pair of Havianas with a portion of my money... they're squishier than the OLD NAVY flip flops and they come in better designs... trying to decide between these two: 

Dark brown with design ^^^

Black with design and a tiny little metallic hardware thingy ^^^ 
Hmmmm.... when I put them side by side like that, I'm really leaning toward... one of them. What say you, BT? 
Long ride tomorrow. Supposed to be 48 ish and sunny. 
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April 25, 2015
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So far today I have dusted and vacuumed the house.  Rearranged the living room, gone to the farmer's market and done my core work.  What's left?  A run, my PiYo, the kitchen and bathrooms, the ironing, and finish thinning out my closet of clothing I don't really wear.  DONE--with the exception of the ironing.  I did make my eggs and some gazpacho for this week.
Garmin is not giving me any HR data.  Not sure why. It's very annoying.  Why wear a HRM if you can't get the actual HR data?  All the other geeky data is for people who are uber tri geeks.  Chilly and drizzly out there.  Legs felt pretty good with the time off.  Only a mild irritation in the left achilles.

April Abs

Crunch 280 (100 regular--100 bicycle and 80 heel touches)
Ski in & out legs 74
Side plank row 40/ side
Burpee Jump lunges 60/ side
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April 25, 2015
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lunge challege, sumo squats with front deltoid raises and upright rows, wall sits 3 x 1:05, A-Zs 3x (2), overhead lat pullover, chest press on SB, triceps, biceps, side later raises, some crunches on SB, boat pose with bicycle legs.
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April 25, 2015
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Rehab for left knee
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April 25, 2015
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It's piano weekend for us. DS has piano festival today and both have recital tomorrow. My Mom is coming for the recital, she never gets to hear them at recital because it is usually at night but this one is at 2:00. For festival DS has had to memorize 2 pieces and play them as perfectly as he can. His playing will be judged and he will be scored.DS has been complaining, tired of these songs, I'm not doing festival next year, blah blah blah. Originally I told teacher that we would not play recital because I figured the kids would have a fit at 2 piano events in the same weekend. Then they both say they want to play. I told teacher we were taking a month off after this, then the other night DS is playing and going on about how much he loves the piano. Whatever..... Can't win.
In other news, one of my friends is running a marathon today and trying to place top 3. I'm nervous and excited for her. The weather has turned nasty with drizzly rain and potential T-Storms but she l[...]
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April 25, 2015
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'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.
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April 25, 2015
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Well, that was a challenging day. I don't have my times yet, but I won my age group for the mini. Not sure about the sprint. We had rain, cold weather and high winds, ugh. Will post more when I have times.
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April 25, 2015
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Chilly and rain showers today. Decided to run today and ride tomorrow. I am still very tired. Been a long past few weeks and adjusting to pacific time zone
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April 25, 2015
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Missed the Heart Run today in Anchorage. In Chicago today. Heading home to AK tomorrow.
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April 25, 2015
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Chest x 9 sets
Shoulders x 10 sets
Triceps x 9 sets
Abs x 8 sets
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April 25, 2015
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Weight 152.0/157.0 (18.0% BF in AM). 150.75/157.0 (18.0%) post ride.

Arch and ankle really stiff and sore before, during, after ride.
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April 25, 2015
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Wow! That was brutal! Original plan as to wake up early get my ride in and then go to Sachs baseball. Well I woke up in time, but felt like a complete pile of dog poo! So I sat around feeling sorry for myself and decided to pass on the ride and take a recovery day. Then the rain came, and zachs baseball was canceled, now I had 3 hours before we left for Toledo. the Advil was starting to kick in so I figured I would at least start the workout and if I needed to bail, I would. After the 1st 20 minutes of prodding and struggling to keep everything settled in and I was able to get through the workout, and it was a tough one! Trying to hold that high of an output for that long of a time is rough. But I really only 1, 1 minute section where I took a break and tried to recover a bit, but quickly went back to working.
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April 25, 2015
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Bummed to miss my first race of the season today, but there's no way I'm up for it. I just had to have Nate open my Izze because I was too weak to get the top off. :(
I am going to try to go for an easy ride just to get my legs moving again. Nate's mom is going to watch the kids for a bit so I might drag Nate with me, get him out on the mountain bike I bought him a couple of months ago. It's supposed to rain Sun-Wed this week, and then I'm taking an art class Thurs-Sun, so I think I'll be spending a lot of time on the road bike/trainer/spin bike to make up for being sick this week.
Good quote, especially since I could very well be in a bad mood about this week:
"Attitude is a choice. You can't control everything that happens to you, but you can choose how you react to it. Happiness is a choice. You can choose to look at the things you're doing right, what you DO have, at your opportunities and accomplishments, to love yourself and others for who you are as opposed to who you're[...]
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April 25, 2015
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lower body and core
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