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January 23, 2017
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NOT RECOMMENDED PRIOR TO SWIMMING. ^^^^^^
 

After much hemming and hawwing (is that a thing?) and much soul searching... (really!) I decided to trade in my 11 year old convertible (Rita Gaspar) in favor of a newer version of (sorta) the same thing. Rita and I had a lot of good years together, and I hope she's off to a new family... not the scrap heap! 
Meet the new ride. Lexus IS 250C; hardtop convertible. This thing changes shape like a transformer!
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January 23, 2017
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• Foam rolled and stretched
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January 23, 2017
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Day off, but had contractors over, errands to run downtown, visit to the animal shelter to turn in extra dog medicine and extra towels, hunt for pasteurized eggs (Whole Foods) and then it was time for the HOA meeting. It worked out body pump took a toll on me, lost 50% of strength at least.
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Went to the Wellington Birdman festival (people jump in the harbour wearing costumes) and Clara's favourite part was going down the air slide with her friend.
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January 23, 2017
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Boston Marathon training starts today! (With a rest day).
12 weeks to go!!
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January 23, 2017
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Scheduled day off. I rolled out a bit at work.
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January 23, 2017
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8:38am: Monday - ready to tackle the new week. 
After picking up Belle at day care, I will scoot home and have another strength training session. My calves are killing me from doing stairs yesterday. But otherwise, it's all good!!
The sun coming out on Saturday -- after not seeing it for days before and not since -- was so nice. I'm digging the warmer weather (it's been in the low 40's), but I need my vitamin D! #firstworldproblems
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A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
— Joyce Brothers

High Pulls 4 x (15 @ 38#)
Cleans 4 x (10 @ 38#)
Push press 4 x (10 @ 33#)

push-ups in between each set
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January 23, 2017
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RSP Chiseled Day #20 #1
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January 23, 2017
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Today is a mess. Chris and Matthew got hit in my 4Runner this morning by a guy who decided to straight in the turn lane. Chris thought he was turning and he would have never made it - he rolled a bit forward but still not into traffic and the guy hit him and took the front end of my 4Runner off - 6K miles and in the shop. I am in a rental Charger (needed to be at least AWD) - over 12 inches of snow over the weekend, 8-9 last Thursday and even more today. Bad part - we were the 4th accident the tow truck driver said he has had in the same spot in a week. Waiting for the tow truck to do its thing and the sand truck finally came through. Really? I know the state is in a deficit but car insurance premiums are going to go through the roof from the lack of plowing and sand/salting. Car looks bad - could be worse but both boys are ok. That is what is important.
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January 23, 2017
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Oh man, got an email from Travelocity that my killer deal of a flight from Wichita to Rome (in May) has been "changed." It looks like instead of flying direct from Atlanta to Rome, they have re-routed me from Atlanta to New York to Paris to Rome, getting me into Rome 7 hours later which will not work for boarding my cruise. I clicked on the "this is not acceptable" link so they will call me to discuss it. I'm hoping that since THEY are the ones to mess with the schedule that I can re-book for the day before without having to pay a change fee. 
So weird. The travel agent offered an almost identical flight that gets in 10 minutes earlier so I took that one. I'd still have to pay a change fee to switch to the day before. No clue why they tried to re-route me and ADD two additional flights when this one was available? 
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January 23, 2017
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OWS, beautiful water to swim in.
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January 23, 2017
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Back in the pool again. The incision area is tight, but no pain. :-) Took it easy and just got in test it out.
It is still raining!!!!!!
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January 23, 2017
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Chest, shoulders, & triceps with abs (10 extra mason twists)
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January 23, 2017
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curls, press, fly
3 sets-25lbs, 10-10-10
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January 23, 2017
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We got back from Cuba yesterday. Wow! What a great trip! There was no access to the internet there. Well, we could have stood in a 2 hour line to get a scratch off card for 5 dollars for an hour of access, IF you could find a wifi access. Cubans just got to own computers LAST year. Think about it! It is a wonderful place, and until unlimited greed caused the revolution, Havana would have been the most beautiful city I have ever seen. It is still amazing in its falling down state. Now that folks are allowed to own property as of 2008, things are starting to be fixed up, but access to materials is very difficult. I am so glad we went, even if it did mean missing the DC women's march AND my hot chocolate race. It was haunting, especially with our current situation here.
On a workout note, no workouts but I did walk at least 6 miles a day (lazy beach day) and most days were 10+ miles.
 
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