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December 9, 2016
Inspires : 1


Volunteered at the Kansas Food Bank over lunch - haven't done that in awhile and had major volunteer guilt since there have been a couple of news stories this week about how they are dangerously low on the food packs for kids (not the actual food, but having it assembled into packs - which is exactly what we do when we volunteer). We had a big group today, and it was really heartwarming to see so many people shivering in a warehouse over their lunch break to do some good. 
4 miles after work, 13 tomorrow afternoon, then 6 on Sunday. RUN, LISA, RUN! 
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December 9, 2016
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√ Busy day today -- masters swim then a half day of work followed by a swim lesson and some bonding with the trainer all before we enjoy Pizza Friday.
Also, I contacted Ron to see what's up with the 2017 mentor program.
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December 9, 2016
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Today is an engineered day off workouts. Brant is coming for lunch! Yay! I have missed him.
Then Happy Hour @ my friend Jill's house with some of the girls from the old office.
Weekend workouts: Swim 1:25 bike 45 M walk
The following things need to happen this weekend: iPhone screen fix √ Eyebrow Wax √ Breakfast with the girls on Saturday √ Manicure Christmas tree erection (Heh. I said ERECTION) Emissions testing for my car. (This probably won't happen. Sadly. Sorry, trees.)

 
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December 9, 2016
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Legs & Back with abs (10 extra mason twists)
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December 9, 2016
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Day #002.

9:00a. It has been about 25 hours since I last had caffeine (so technically I count this as day 2). Last night I slept okay. This morning, I have already had two Tylenol. I don't have a full blown headache yet, but I know this feeling well. It is the onset of a full-blown withdrawal headache. I stocked up on Advil and Tylenol this morning. I have to get through work without falling too far behind today, then I will have Saturday and Sunday to continue to recover. The only down side is that Sunday I have to give a speech in church, I have to go to another church to lead the music, and I have to teach a lesson in church. Tomorrow I have to be sharp for my family. This is what makes quitting so hard. Brain fog. Lots and lots of brain fog. No motivation to do anything.

3:46p. Still holding on strong, despite the crazy headache that has come on. I feel like doing nothing other than sit still and watch movies. Hopefully tomorrow is better, though I still think I have a few ro[...]
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December 9, 2016
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3 Rds
Plank 1:30
B ext 14

4 Rds
Dips 10

1 set
100 sit.
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December 9, 2016
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Just core/weights today. I thought about heading out before it warms up to ride on the snow while it's still there, but it's technically a rest day and I figure I should take it. No point pushing the mileage this time of year and being burnt out in the spring. 
Need to work on a couple small paintings today, and get my house cleaned up. I've been so busy with work, trying to follow this training plan, and going to all the kid activities lately that my house is a disaster. 
Going out to dinner and a play tonight with some old friends that I only see once a year now. I know it will be fun to catch up, but there's a reason we don't hang out much anymore, I'll just leave it at that. I almost wish I could just go out with Nate since we have to get a sitter - I never see the guy!
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December 9, 2016
Inspires : 11


This workout could be classified as either strength or cardio.  It's lighter weights for more cardio focus....but there's a whole lot of strength work too.  Hurts every time.
TGIF.  I HAVE HAD IT  12 hour days 5 days a week are ridiculous!  The powers that be are freaking  BLIND as they just roll more feces down the hall our way.
Was thinking about going outside on my lunch break. I made it to the mail box and recycling bins.  It's COLD out there--at least for capri leggings and a race tee shirt.  

21 DFX Cardio challenge


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December 9, 2016
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Slept in until 6:00. :-) May do some sort of workout this afternoon.
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December 9, 2016
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1 25-lb dumbbell/2 arms
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December 9, 2016
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Took Benadryl last night and slept soundly although I'm kind of groggy now. It's super cold out, as in too cold to get outside for running. This and the heat of summer are times when I really wish we had a treadmill.

Got some gifts wrapped last night and I might go out on lunch hour to shop for some clothes for DD and the grandkids. This afternoon is our company's profit sharing meeting, and tonight one of my friends is having a little ladies' night get together (I believe that STartingtoTri will be there, yeah!).


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December 9, 2016
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It snowed last night. It's the lightest dusting. It hardly counts but Darren was out filling his ice rink last night and the snow was falling in those beautiful, calm, giant, fluffy snowflakes. He wanted me to come out and hang with him while he did it but I didn't want to be cold.
Anyway, happy Friday - yay! tomorrow we are doing Christmas with my family at my sister's apartment. She lives in a 42nd floor apartment and my aunt who is joining us doesn't want to go up that high. I never really thought about it. It's totally fine. 
And, our house is pretty much 90% gutted. That didn't take long at all. We got the updated quote from the contractor and the cost is a bit staggering. It's hard to imagine that doubling what we spent on our house is worth it. In most other cities to get a bigger kitchen and an extra bedroom it is more economical to buy a new place. However, in Toronto the prices are nuts and there's hardly anything available. Plus, we'll have what we want in a neigh[...]
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December 9, 2016
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In the late 60's and into the 70's, Rusty Staub was a power hitting right fielder and first baseman for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets. He was not the best of all time, but at the time, he was pretty dang good.  Good enough that his number 10 was the first number ever retired by the Montreal organization. For me, the best part of Rusty Staub is his nickname. Le Grande Orange' is most often spoken with a French accent. So, I believe the bike below will be known as Le Grande Orange'. Or simply Rusty, I'm not sure which.
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December 9, 2016
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Woke up with knee feeling fine again. Did morning foam roll and stretchings for quads and calves. Circles and eccentric decline squats w/o slant board (3x10).

Minor soreness felt while driving when moving right foot from accelerator to brake.
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December 9, 2016
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abs, upper body and stretch
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