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July 26, 2016
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shoulders and core (#4)
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July 26, 2016
Inspires : 2

Didn't make it to the pool yesterday for various reasons. If I keep this up, I'll have to relearn swimming all over again.

Went to DD's house late afternoon and hung out while plumber was checking out the basement bathroom. Not really sure what the issue is but it's probably going to be high dollar to fix, since they are dealing with old cast iron pipes. Might have to wait on fixing that one and just cap off the pipe and have a house with one bathroom for a while.






Some plyo stuff, some strength stuff. Wasn't sleeping well so just got up early and went in the basement for an early morning workout
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July 25, 2016
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Things have been CRAZY here. Goodness. I don't know which end is up and it poured most of yesterday. UGH. Rain for the next 7-10 days - while it is helping with the wildfire close to Anchorage, it is taking my mojo with it. Didn't sleep well last night.
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July 25, 2016
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REST DAY, I was sore!
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July 25, 2016
Inspires : 9


Ouch, I am not in a good way, physically. The upper back of my right leg is aching, feels like I pulled it and my glute just enough to hurt. So, today started with a walk and will include stretching and such. 
In good news, the bedroom is as done as it can be at the moment. We touch up painted walls, cut, sanded, painted and nailed in the trim, replaced all the old plugs and switches and sanded and painted the door. All that is left at this point is drapery. It took forever (or all weekend) to get through the detail work, but it is finally finished. Next up. I need to build a guitar/medal hanger for the music room. Maybe I can stop at HD today and get the wood I need.
I wish the weekend had looked like this:
   
Hello #weekend, I'll be right here if you need me. Did you know yesterday was #nationalhammockday ?
A photo posted by Chris Banting (@cdban66) on Jul 23, 2016 at 7:16am PDT
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July 26, 2016
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abs, stretch, chest and bi's
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July 25, 2016
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This week I'm going to start the shift to mirror my running days with the Start 2 Finish schedule - which is great since those days will also be my Antelope running days come October. Might as well get in the pattern now (Rest Monday, run Tue/Wed/Thur, rest Friday, Run Saturday, Cross Sunday or double run Sunday). It will be adding one run per week (eventually two) and I'll be attempting track night tomorrow . Which means a non-running day today, so I'll be walking or something over lunch to get my steps in.
I have lost EVERY WEEK of my co-worker step challenge so far! This last week irritated me... some gal got in like 10 steps more than me at the very last minute. Ugh. But to be fair I've been in and out of running the last few weeks so going forward (with an extra run day) I should do better.
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July 25, 2016
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Simple 5M in Tucson--still fricken hot. The plan was 5M slow. I ran around the Lakeside lake and got my miles in. I got back to the house a little early and did 4 strides to make up the shortfall in distance.
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July 25, 2016
Inspires : 16


John went to leave for Baltimore to train for his new job last night and his drivers window is out of the tract on the truck,  Thing One and I will be taking it to the shop today.  He has my car.  I had to rearrange my workout plans while he's gone.
My Pastor's wife is in Paris with her sister....she caught the finish of TdF live and posted it on FaceBook.  OMG, so amazing to have been there and seen them going around Champs  Elysses and the Arc de Triumph.....Incredible.
If I had to rate my preference for the beach body workouts it would go like this:
1.  Hammer & Chisel    
2.  Max 30
3.  21 Day Fix Extreme
4.  PiYo....Only rated last because it's more of a stretching/ yogic like workout and I didn't feel  as if I worked as hard on it....plus the videos are all of different lengths and not as easily fit into a mid day workout.  Definitely have to plan a calendar around them.
Just realized that my at[...]
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July 25, 2016
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Really want the stomach to settle down! Cramps again and not a fun swim or afternoon. Eating plain tonight in hopes of no issues. :(

All signed up for Placid 17. I'm excited to see if I can go faster than in 2011. Lots of consistency between IMOO and IMLP should do the trick. That and being a more experienced racer. Fingers crossed!

Should be a fun crew again....Bob, John, Joe, Michelle, Terry, Joanna and Jon from MI, Scott, Danielle, Stephanie, and Teri that I know of from EN. Good stuff!
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July 25, 2016
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Week 11 - Beast Body: Build Chest / Tris

abs
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July 25, 2016
Inspires : 4

Escape for a couple of days to little Switzerland. It is much cooler here..today was just settling in and walking the dog around. If it doesn't rain tomorrow, at least one waterfall hike is in store.
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July 25, 2016
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abs, stretch, back and tri's
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July 25, 2016
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I've now had a little bit of time to let yesterday's race soak in. It's still a bit surreal, though.
The goals for the race were to have fun and to get through safely. Those goals were thoroughly accomplished. Of course, I wanted to do well from an effort standpoint. I think I accomplished this goal, too.
Making the podium was totally unexpected, though. It's almost unbelievable. My swim and bike were just so much slower compared to my run. It's easy to say that the rest of the field tanked on the run and that's the only reason I finished where I did. But, maybe that's a bit unfair to me. Yes, it had an impact, but I didn't tank the run. I did it well. And, my swim and bike, while slower, were still close enough to the top of my AG that I was in a position to podium with a strong run.
Regardless, I was pretty stoked about the result. I'd gotten burnt out on running, as it just didn't feel that competitive anymore. Despite my finish yesterday, I know I'm still not in a position[...]
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July 25, 2016
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Felt pretty good through the end of last night's ride, but my legs are definitely feeling the big week this morning! Glad to have a rest day today. Will probably do yoga or lift weights at some point, but NO LEGS!
Booking our trip to Montana in a couple of weeks. I've been procrastinating about it for ages because it's so expensive up there, but I have to go to the show, and I really do want the family to see the Tetons/Yellowstone/Glacier. I feel like the Griswolds or something planning a tour of the national parks ;

Upper body weights while Aspen rock climbed. Then we did core and stretching together, which was kind of cute. My daughter can do a plank longer than me - I just totally got schooled.
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