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June 28, 2016
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Right kneecap was a little stiff and warm to touch again this morning. It loosened up after a bit. I used ice before work.
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June 28, 2016
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abs, stretch
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June 27, 2016
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back procedure today.... it's gonna hurt, I just know it!

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June 27, 2016
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Ran--it was 88 degrees in my office--and I left dehydrated after 40 minutes there. 100 degrees in the afternoon. I could not hit any of my intervals--which is fine after yesteday's run.
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June 27, 2016
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Basics and stretching.
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June 28, 2016
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Got curious and did a breakdown of my last 4 TT efforts in order to try and see what exactly is contributing to my increased success. It seems pretty clear new tires and caffeine* make a pretty significant difference.

*only if you're not taking any caffeine at all the rest of the time.

Also I should note that the last month I have been doing very little cycling, averaging about 2 rides per week which obviously isn't optimal to improve buuuuut... maybe? haha
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June 27, 2016
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Working on what will hopefully be my final painting for the Montana show. Hoping to have it done before we leave for our hut trip on Wednesday. Put in an order with a new framer today for real gold leaf frames for the three paintings for this show. He does beautiful custom frames for a couple of my friends who are more established than me, and I want something that will make my paintings look rich. Feel like I might as well go for it with this show, and put my best foot forward. $1000 for three frames, youch!! I've been a little bit ho hum about my art because of the crappy market, but I have a good opportunity here, and don't want to kick myself later for not putting my work out there in the best way possible. 
If I finish the painting tomorrow, I'll go for a long ride. Otherwise, we'll see. Need to clean the house and pack for our hut trip. And also make a cake to take on the trip for Nate's birthday. 
 
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June 27, 2016
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This is based on an FTP of 176 which I'm certain is no longer the case^^^
I just haven't seen the point in taking a power test with a recovering knee. I will wait til I'm all the way recovered. Whenever that will be. 
Riding tonight. Hopefully road bikes. I am not super comfortable on the CX bike. Crotchal issues as the rides get longer. I never really bothered to have that bike professionally fit because I never envisioned myself riding really long distances on it. I might need a different saddle at the very least. 
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June 27, 2016
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Grip Strength Exercises
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June 27, 2016
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Yoga tonight!   One last class (for now) with fun Holly. 
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June 27, 2016
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Slept like crap last night.  It's a 3 cup of coffee kind of morning.
John is in Orlando to speak at a conference.  We've been discussing the pros and cons of his options.  I think he's a bit concerned about the travel with the position he seems more interested in....as well as the industry/ sales side is generally dog eat dog.....But he realizes if he stays at the hospital in the other side of things that there's limited potential.  Time will tell....
So, the hospital decided to just offer him that position instead of posting it.  He wants to email them and hold it open as he wants to investigate the other opportunity.....I never understand that man.  BUT, I don't want him to play it safe just because.  My concern is that they have now offered a position, if he declines it does this mean he would not be eligible for the severance pay?  he hasn't heard anything from the industry position...
That Plyometric challenge is one hellacious [...]
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June 27, 2016
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Yesterday's race sucked and the only person to blame is ME!

Today I give my two weeks' notice!!!! I am not sure the reaction but I am pretty pumped. This has to be a new beginning for me, right? The funny part is that a new guy is starting today. Oh well.

Boss was a little surprised maybe a little angry but oh well. HR rep wanted to talk to me immediately because she was surprised that I was leaving. She seemed to want to figure out why I was leaving but I didn't want to burn bridges. Then she asked me to talk to the CEO which I did I don't know that was supposed to do. I guess I was hoping that maybe he'd make a counteroffer but that never happened. So now I just kind of feel empty. I mean I've been with this company for 12 years and now I'm leaving. Just feels weird.
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June 27, 2016
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I messed up on getting to my swim. I thought my Drs appt was at 11 am then I could go to the pool after all the water aerobic classes were done. Ooops. The appt was at 1:00! That left no time for the pool AND to get ready for our dock night gathering.
I may be over this gathering. After all the years of Jim being Mayor (10) and both of us being on various boards for the town, the 10 years Jim has been the chair of the school board, Jim running for state office (shudder... that was horrible). You would think I would have thicker skin. Nope, I don't There is one guy who shows up and loudly refers to the people in town who say crappy things about both Jim and I. No name, just the references. His actions me off, but the fact that people say those things after the 1000s of hours put in to this town and region makes me boil.. I KNOW... I KNOW- there will always be those people. Heck they even crucified Jesus. But damnation, it chaps my hide!!!! This guy does that every time he comes her[...]
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June 27, 2016
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I dub thee a day off...
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June 27, 2016
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Still bummed about not getting the condo. Need to move on and keep looking. Keep an open mind.
Leaving for Chicago tomorrow morning for a work trip.
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