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November 21, 2017
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Over the weekend, we installed a new mailbox to replace the one that was destroyed by the hit and run on Friday. We also got permission from the postmaster to move it around on the cul-de-sac side of the yard, so that it's not sitting on the curved road out front. After being hit four times in less than 6 years, it's clearly in a bad spot.

Got home from work and there was a business card in the mailbox with a handwritten note that said to call this individual regarding the mailbox. Turns out it was the daughter of the man on the card, she was driving down our street to visit her boyfriend who works at the local bar two blocks away. Supposedly her phone slid off the console and she went to retrieve it and that's when she crashed through our yard.

They are of course compensating us for the mailbox. I have really mixed feelings about whether or not she should get a ticket/be charged with anything. Had there been a person on the sidewalk, she would have killed or maimed them. [...]
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November 21, 2017
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Yikes, that one is tough!
Edited the paper and now it's way over on word count so I have to look for ways to opportunity to eliminate verbiage.

A Week of Hard Labor--Legs
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November 20, 2017
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legs
lighter today but more reps
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November 20, 2017
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Kind of stiff this morning when I got up. I am not sure if it's the yoga (more likely) or the new mattress topper.   I hope the yoga.. I cancelled my SOTA class for tonight just in case, because it's easier to sign up last minute than it is to cancel.
  
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November 20, 2017
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drove to Palm Springs today. Nice lunch at LuLu and fun walking around downtown. Hit the outlet mall (its huge!) briefly on the way home. Would like to spend more time ( and $$$) there lol. Kelly and I both got a nice handbag at Kate Spade for a great price. FUN! Sunset on the way home was gorgeous!

I wasn't planning on returning with Dave this winter, but I may after all. So beautiful here. Loved the winery especially. Would like to do a little more in-depth exploring in Temecula, and possibly rent a bike to ride. Hmmmm.

myrtles, pu's, core twist (no weight) planks
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November 20, 2017
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PT appt. Dry needling, Graston scraping, ta[ing, two new exercises. I go back on Wednesay but now I can at least walk semi normally. Mike the PT and the doc that I saw on Saturday and Coach Jackie all say that this is not all that unusually (ITBS post IM or post marathon). I said but this hasn't happened to me before and they all replied, you were lucky. It's not uncommon. Do not freak out.
Coach has me on pool workouts all week.
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November 20, 2017
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7:50am: Another Monday, but at least it's a short week! On Thursday morning, me and my parents will fly out to Boston to hang out with my sister for the holiday -- she and her family moved there over the summer, so it'll be my first time in the area! Taking Friday off work to make it a long weekend, and then I'll be home early Sunday.
I love the quote today. :
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It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
-- Bruce Lee
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November 20, 2017
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Have t done much today for the past 9 hours but sit by my dad’s bedside and hold his hand and try to reassure him that everything will be ok. They came in about 2:30 and gave him a med for anti-nausea, came in a little after 415 and started his chemo. Never seen my dad cry like this except when my grandma died a few years ago. Him, mom and I held homes and said a prayer. Then we started talking and even I didn’t know they had started. If he was going to have an allergic reaction it would have happened in the first 15 min, nothing happened. This first bag will take 22 hours to get into him and the. We will start day #2. He will get this same med for 4 days and then his last day of this round he will get a different drug. Depending how he is doing he will either stay here (Doing poorly) or they will transfer him back to the va hospital.

He was very scared of chemo. He said he hoped he woke up tomorrow - that is hard to hear. It we got him calmed down. Trying to get him to sleep but [...]
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November 20, 2017
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Marathon training starts today! With Monday yoga! I wasn't sure if the work gym would be holding classes this week, so didn't bring my clothes. But will be on my new mat at home tonight. 
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November 20, 2017
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2 sets of 15:
Chest press (1 set with dumbbells, 1 set with bar)
Cable row
Rope tricep pulldown
Upright row
Front raises
Side raises
Dead lifts
Leg extension machine
Leg press machine
V sits
V sits with oblique twists (weighted)
Standing side crunches with kettlebell
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November 20, 2017
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I am sick. :-( I felt miserable on the flights. The long flight from Paris to Cincinnati was horrible. I made it home to my parents house before having any major issues and spent half the night sleeping on the bathroom floor due to GI issues. I caught some sort of virus/bug. I did the minimal amount of work I could today. I am so behind that I really couldn't take another day off. Plus, we have a general time bank for time off, not separate for vacation and sick. I just didn't want to burn a day when I knew I would be on for meetings. I was so sick today that my mom did my laundry. Parents are the best! Despite being sick, it is so wonderful to be home.
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November 20, 2017
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Aggravated my PTT in the tri yesterday, but it's much better today. Other than some left lumbar and right hamstring tightness, I feel good.
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November 20, 2017
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The ear drama continues. I had a terrible time trying to sleep as every time I laid down my ear throbbed and became so sore even just when swallowing. I checked in with the school nurse this morning and had her look in my ear because it really feels like something is stuck in there. She said it didn't look good and I had a slight temp and I better get on an antibiotic. Called the clinic and got in over my lunch hour. There the NP (who is family) said my right ear (the good one) had a little bit of fluid but the other one (the one that has been so painful) was full of wax. She tried to remove the wax with a pick thing which hurt bad and didn't do anything. Then she used something that flushes water into the ear. That also hurt and didn't remove any of the wax. So I left with my ear even more sore and full of water on top of being sore. I really could not hear out of it at all and I had a very uncomfortable afternoon at work. NP did prescribe an antibiotic and told me to use over the c[...]
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November 20, 2017
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We are back from a quick trip to Orlando last week. A little time spent with DD1. Nice stuff. Now to get back at it. Le Grande Orange' is in the van, so there will be time in the woods after work.

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November 20, 2017
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I did my walk after we drove back over to Ft. Myers.  Amazing the amount of traffic in South Miami at 5 in the morning!
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