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February 8, 2016
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February 8, 2016
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I just need to survive today and tomorrow at work and can then run away to home (Cincy) for a few days. :-) Leaving tomorrow night! Of course the weather in SD is so sunny and warm. The weather in Cincy is cold. Oh well, I need a break away from my life.

I am ready to see some family and celebrate my mom's birthday! She has been through so much this past year and is a survivor of Stage III pancreatic cancer! Glad I will be going to her doc appointment with her this coming Monday. She has another CT scan and blood work in April. This will occur every 3 months for a year and then every 6 months.
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February 8, 2016
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Got carpet ordered, but I won't know the total cost until they come out to measure (tomorrow). Ordering was clunky and a bit frustrating as expected - I have no idea what I'm going to be paying for or even a ballpark for the final cost. The employee was training a brand new person, and the main guy's voice was like a garbled whisper so I couldn't hear or understand a word he was saying. I know the carpet itself is 98 cents a square foot and the labor install is "free" with the pad but I never heard how much the pad was. I am paying $45 (I think?) for furniture moving, but they won't touch the piano (they suggested I hire a moving company to move it into another room and back - uhhhm no) so I'll have to drag that into another room myself. I paid $35 for them to come out and measure but that will be taken off the price of the carpet. I think. 
I did get a bunch of purging done yesterday in two areas of the house. Tossed 3 or 4 big black bags of crap, and have one of clothes to d[...]
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February 8, 2016
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As I continue to wallow in the pain of my fall, a couple of positive observations. I almost ran a 50k on a complete whim and if I had, I would have finished with a good time, maybe a pr. Even after hurting myself, I kept plowing ahead at a reduced, but decent pace. I didn't quit even though the course allowed for a couple of easy outs. Even though I hurt a lot from the fall, my legs feel great.
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February 8, 2016
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10 years ago today (technically Saturday since the day after the Super Bowl 2006 was on Feb 6th)  I started this journey.  My weight at the time was about 285 - 290 pounds!  My plan was to start Nutri System when the Steelers fell out of the playoffs.  That year they made an unexpected run to the Super Bowl as a wild card team (they beat the Seahawks btw!) .
By the early fall of that year the weight was down a fair amount, I had ran my first 5K and it was then that I joined BT.  Since then through tri training, run training and occasionally some strength training I have managed to keep the weight off.  Sometimes it creeps up over 200 but usually that is the off season and when training resumes I can get it back into the 180's.  Right now I am in the mid 180's and this year the goal is to go lower than usual and try to race IM Choo in the low 170's or even upper 160's.  At 5'7 or so (depending on which convenient store I'm leaving) that is not[...]
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February 8, 2016
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Back to work. The fun (er, less fun) continues this week as I go for a root canal tomorrow. :S It needs to be done. 
Just feeling a little too grown up lately with everything going on. Sigh. There is much fun about being grown up but miscarriages, pet deaths and dental work are decidedly on the other side. 
I feel pretty drained at this point. It's a lot going on. I am tired.  Darren is actually away, he left on Saturday afternoon for a trip with a bunch of buddies to celebrate their collective 40th birthdays. I was very unimpressed to get some messages from him yesterday saying he thought he left his passport on the plane.  We have already have a bad experience of his passport expiring and having to get one same day so i was very unimpressed. Anyway, Air Canada gave him numbers for follow up with the Toronto airport which was dumb because he was basically the last flight into Vegas and that plane likely didn't turn around and leave due to curfews. So, i dutif[...]
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February 7, 2016
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Made myself leave the house. Got a manicure and a pedicure, then went to NY and Company and got myself a new pair of cheap black dress pants as well as some assorted costume jewelry.
Came home and Chris suggested we go out for a beer prior to the Superbowl. We went to Penrose (the same place we went on Friday... because Chris left his credit card there!) and we had a beer, paid both tabs, and went home. I made some dip and we watched the Superbowl. I was rooting for Carolina, mostly because I like their color scheme better and they're not a big huge well known Superbowl franchise. But alas, they lost.
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February 8, 2016
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Decided to sleep in. I did get a slot for the Flywheel class for tomorrow night.
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February 7, 2016
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New PR. (Happy, but probably should have been able to do this faster). I did place 9th in my AG, though, so that's nice. And some nice ladies from NYC Harriers who I was pace bootying asked me to join their running club. The runner equivalent of asking for someone's digits. 
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February 7, 2016
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Low cable row, triceps rope cable pushdown, incl bb chest press, kb sumo squat to high pull, db military press, bb deadlift, hanging leg raise, ex ball med ball crunches, ex ball leg curls
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February 8, 2016
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We went to a SuperBowl party last night. I didn't feel like I overate but sure am feeling it today. I also drank water instead of alcohol but still feel kind of hung over -- maybe from all the sugar and whatever else I consumed.

This week is our annual trip to Akumal, Mexico --- we will drive to St. Louis Wednesday night, fly out Thursday morning and be back Sunday late afternoon. And the timing could not be better -- our pleasant mild winter weather is forecast to change to more typical Illinois conditions this week.
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February 7, 2016
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Muscle 34.2

Water 58.5

Bone 3.6

Glucose 166
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February 7, 2016
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Pretty Running - lean forward, roll off your big toes, keep hand above your waist, look about 6 feet in front of you with your eyes, drive your elbows back and never cross your midline with your hands.
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February 8, 2016
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abs, stretch
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February 7, 2016
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Lift and box.
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