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December 8, 2016
Inspires : 0

Work sucks but they still pile the work on me. I do have a job interview Friday but it is far away from my home. Things are sucking every day. The depression is intense so much so
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December 8, 2016
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Today I just felt the urge to get on here and write my thoughts and feelings. The last few days have been fraught with extreme emotion, anxiety and even depression. My wife is pregnant again. We have been to the doctors twice, and twice we have seen a healthy little baby with a strong heart beat. However, the last two pregnancies have ended inexplicably and suddenly at 9 weeks and 11 weeks respectively. Both of those lost pregnancies ended without bleeding, without warning--my wife felt pregnant one day and then the next the pregnancy symptoms were gone and she felt normal. The ensuing process after the last two losses were so traumatic that my wife did not even want to try and have a child again and remained that way until June when she decided we needed to try again.

Before our current pregnancy I vowed to quit caffeine, to get healthier, and even to eat a whole food plant-based diet. I decided that the easiest way to cope with the pregnancy losses was to simply take the blam[...]
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December 8, 2016
Inspires : 1

45 M bike 35 M walk Swim 1:25 bike Lift 45 M walk
Today at lunch I will take care of the (abbreviated) lifting and the 35 M walk. After work I will do the 45 M bike. That will leave me with nothing tomorrow and a 1:25 bike for Saturday and a 45 M walk and a swim for Sunday.
Not perfect but not too bad either.


All kinds of things.
The usual suspects plus some (shallowish) squats with a 20 lb weight.
Quad extensions
Calf raises on the L
Single Leg quad extensions on the L
Reverse flies
Pullovers

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December 8, 2016
Inspires : 9


My five more minutes turned into almost 45 minutes sleep today.  BUT, I got the lower fix done.  And my O Fitness trees (today was 6 push ups & a 40 second wall sit).  Will do my PiYo strength intervals later.
PiYo done....depending on just how awful work is I may try to go for an evening run.  Christmas lights are always nice in my neighborhood.

21 DFX Lower Fix Extreme
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PiYo Strength Intervals
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December 8, 2016
Inspires : 7


Mary S. inspired me to actually fill out the Food Bank volunteer form, rather than simply think about if that's where I want to volunteer. 
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December 8, 2016
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No pain getting out of bed. Very minor soreness felt while walking after getting up from sitting for a while.
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December 8, 2016
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All right, it was 5 below this morning, and not supposed to get above 10 today. As much as I would like to go ride the fatty on some snow, I'm going to stay inside and hit the trainer. Riding in this much cold is just not that conducive to following a training plan, because I can't ride on the right terrain to hit the intervals and heartrates right - my effort is totally dictated by the surface of the snow. And much more than an hour takes a lot of doing with clothing and planning how to keep water from freezing, etc etc. The good news is that the new boots I bought at REI the other day proved to be PERFECT yesterday - kept my toes toasty, stuck to my pedals well enough, felt good pedaling. After spending the past two winters riding in the snow in my regular bike shoes, I was sick of snow on my ankles and no traction when I had to hike-a-bike.
The painting I've been working on the past few days sucks. Total scraper. Going to give it one last shot this morning, then move on. I decid[...]
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December 8, 2016
Inspires : 2


Okay, so the show? It was FANTASTIC. INCREDIBLE. OH-SO-AWESOME. Truly. If anyone wanted to roadtrip to Chicago to see it, I would go see it again with you. Totally worth it.
Back at work. Should have stayed at home -- today is a total storm. Long story.
At least, it's Thursday. And tomorrow is Friday!
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December 8, 2016
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Yesterday, around mid-afternoon, I got one of those cramps between my shoulder blades.  You know the kind where if you turn your head a certain way, or reach an arm out, it really fires a shot of pain?  I am sure it's work related, although possibly left over from yoga on Sunday too.   I was worried about going to the gym, but thankfully that kind of thing is always better when active.
However... I woke up this morning and was reminded.  The first time moving is always the worst.  So my back hurts, this cramp thing, and getting up was pure hell for about 5 minutes.  I took 2 ibuprofen :(.
Today we have a work holiday party with bowling.  We'll see how that goes... I am not a big bowler in general, so if this causes an issue I'll just stop. 
 
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December 8, 2016
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Back was a bit stiff this morning from the PT, but it loosened up during the swim.  Did some longer sets working on building some to improve endurance.  A couple sets with fins, thus I was a bit faster than normal. 
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December 8, 2016
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Working this morning from Starbucks - I don't even drink coffee or tea!!! LOL. Bought an OJ and a muffin. My SUV needed new tires, so I took it to the tire place for a 7:30 appointment and walked to Starbucks to work while I waited. Going to be an expensive day. SUV tires are not cheap!!! UGH!
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December 8, 2016
Inspires : 0


Took a few days off to unpack (still have a lot to do). Got the garage gym in a usable state so knocked out a quick one yesterday.
Today: A run to see if the park nearby is sprint worthy
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December 7, 2016
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15 minutes of hamstring work
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December 8, 2016
Inspires : 3


OK, so I got out of work late yesterday, ran home, put on shorts and zipped to the bike store. Because the ride has arrived! I need to tweak the seat down, NBD. I really need to ride it, so it is in the van waiting for this afternoon. I haven't heard from the job folks. I think my salary needs put me out of the running, but that is for them to decide. And when it's all said and done, I'm still not sure how I feel about it, so I guess I'll wait and see.
Stock photo of the new ride below, you can bet that I'll have more pics of it in a more "natural" surrounding soon:

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December 7, 2016
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Nope not today!
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