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February 20, 2017
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• Foam rolled and stretched
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February 20, 2017
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Gym tonight.

Slept on the couch again last night. Slept about an hour in bed before coughing - I seemed to cough a lot after the run yesterday even with two inhaler shots. I was worried that I was getting sick again. Didn't want to get up this morning - dogs were lazy and sleepy and so was mom. Only had 1-2 coughs and we are middle of the day. Week 4 could the cough finally be going away.
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February 20, 2017
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This s one workout I never really "want" to do--but always feel accomplished at the end.  At least Im not the modifier--she does 2 minutes of surrenders in place of bench run ups.   Umm, NOPE, I'd rather do the bench run up.
John & I are going to Fort Myers for our Anniversary in May.  Checked out some ideas tor things to do--Many thanks to people who frequent the area or live near there .  Trip Advisor gave us some additional suggestions.  It will just be a long weekend, but we'll have plenty of options.
John went walking with me, he had to drop off the pace.  He's trying to wear dockside mocs to walk in and now has shinsplints.  Um, honey You have a couple pairs of sneakers. Wear them.

Chisel Endurance
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February 20, 2017
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Leg Press, Bent-arm pull down and Seated Rows
Sets: 1-3
Reps 40-60
Speed: Moderate
Recovery 1-2'

Step Ups, Squats (2 leg)
Sets: 2-3
Reps: 15-20
Speed: Slow
Recovery: 1-1.5'
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February 20, 2017
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Upper body hamstring weights
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February 20, 2017
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Oof, legs are SORE after the past couple days. Good to feel like I'm getting back to it with some hard work. I'm still not feeling 100% with this neverending cold though - coughing up crud still, and stuffy.
Came home from my ride yesterday and immediately headed out for a big party at some friends in town. They had 70 people there, so I spent a few hours yelling back and forth with friends. Fun, but I'm definitely looking forward to a quiet day at home with the kids today. This introvert can't handle crowds like that for long. 
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February 20, 2017
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Great trip, but was fighting headaches almost the entire time. Didn't get bad until Saturday night -- just in time for our one big family reunion event ... the buffet dinner.  By that time, it was a full-on migraine and I could barely put together a sentence, much less really enjoy the meal. I somehow made it through that, stood around and talked for a bit more and then had to excuse myself to go back to the hotel and suffer until around 4am when the headache eased a little. I had a window of feeling okay on Sunday (which was a travel-home day) and then it flared again Sunday afternoon.
Zion was absolutely awesome. I really love it there. We've already decided that we'll go again next year -- my cousin and her husband fell in love with it just as much as I did.
Opted to take another vacation day this morning -- woke up with a headache and though meds worked this time (they weren't having much effect Saturday night or yesterday), I'm just beat. And plus, since I was feeling s[...]
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February 20, 2017
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Decided to postpone my PT. The shoulder just isn't feeling bad enough to justify the time I'll need to spend on it. Will reevaluate April 1st when we close the office.

Plan to start lifting some light weights today. Don't have a plan yet, but it's definitely something that I need to get in the mix. Also planning more vine cutting. I really enjoy going out at the end of the day and getting a good hour in before dark. We get a property tax break for the tree farm and this is our inspection year. Even though we made good progress last year, I want to cut as many vines as I can out of the trees before they come look around.
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February 20, 2017
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After I updated my training log yesterday, I had to pull out some sharp tiny scissors and do more than a little skin removal on my toes. ICKKKK! But I think that's better than waiting for it to schluff off and then tearing or what not. Lots of skin flopping around from the blisters, so lovely. 
In other news, I was relived to not have any super disturbing dreams last night. For the previous three nights in a row, I've had utterly ridiculous and dark nightmares - the kind where you can pinpoint why the subject came up in your dreams, but it takes such surprise twists and turns that you wonder what deep-seeded craziness is going on in your subconscious. And then the random people that walk in and out of the dreams! People I haven't seen in a decade, and inexplicably a guy who was in my dream one night, then texted me out of the blue the next day.
I am STILL thinking about two of the dreams - just to give you an idea. They involved my Dad being wrongfully accused of murder and[...]
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February 20, 2017
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I totally wore myself out this weekend - typical. Tonight's plan is simply lots of steps.  I entered a second StepBet since I found the first to be so good at getting me moving.  I have an eye apt at Target, so if it stops raining (unlikely) I'll walk to/from, and if it's still raining I am going to walk laps at the store.  I hope I don't set-off any alarm bells with security - or, buy too much stuff.
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February 20, 2017
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Was up early and started putting on my swimsuit when I realized I probably shouldn't swim until I see the doc about the open incision. UGH! I am calling at 8:00 when the office opens and hoping I can get an appointment this afternoon. Biking at 8:00 - after the phone call.


This is going to be a busy week. My neuro team of fellow Clinical Operation Managers (COM) and Clinical Research Managers (CRM) have a face 2 face meeting. There will be 15 of us plus our Director. I am so happy I don't have to travel! We are meeting at the Merck location here in La Jolla. Only a 20 minute drive for me. I declined a hotel room as I would rather sleep in my own bed. Everyone arrives Tuesday afternoon/evening. Meeting starts Wednesday morning at 8:00. We go until 5:00. Lunch break will be at an outside location (Torrey Pines Gliderport). At 5:00 dinner is being brought in to us. We will eat and then depart for a volunteer activity - packing food for food distribution. This is from [...]
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February 20, 2017
Inspires : 2


Pretty much just a grief-heavy shitsplatterfest of a day. I shunted some of my work to Kingsley and did the rest, but barely.
And yeah ... last night's sleep was 1) sleep for an hour or so 2) wake up from nightmares 3) piddle around for an hour since I'm adrenaline-pumping wide awake now 4) repeat 'til I gave up at 7:30am and stayed awake
Mental score: 3
Physical score: 3
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February 20, 2017
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President's Day.  No work.  Swim lesson this afternoon.
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February 20, 2017
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Recovery swim. lats and shoulders feeling the work.
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