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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 2


Not a lot of change with Zoe this morning.  She is resting a lot and she is alert.  She stopped to watch the birds when I took her out to go to the bathroom.
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 2

We drove over to Hannibal yesterday afternoon and watched the grandkids while their parents went out to dinner. It was part of a Christmas present that we would give them a night out and babysit for them. Steve wanted to spend the night since it might be late before they got home, but as it turned out, they just went to a nice dinner then to a cocktail bar for a bit and were back home by 9. But we had a hotel room reserved and so spent the night.

Winter seems to have returned to this area --- bummer since there are some buds on the trees and crocuses blooming here and there. The cold weather has got me in a crankypants mood. Actually it's more the wind. The cold doesn't bother me as much as the nasty wind.
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 0


It's been nice to ride the fatbike the past few days! I've got a major crick in my neck today, so we'll see what I manage. It's funny, I had it start Tuesday, and then my massage therapist worked it out on Wednesday and it was gone. Then, while I was riding yesterday, I was working hard to clear a rocky switchback in the snow and I pulled something weird in my shoulder and neck, and it was back immediately. Ugh. Feeling old.
Not having the best day anyhow. Stressed (which is probably why my neck is jacked) and had a big fight with Nate (we rarely fight, and I honestly just don't have the energy for it these days). Aspen is exhausted and cranky from a sleepover. Owen has a crazy hyper friend over. They're being so nuts that Nate finally just loaded them up in the car to go to his office and drive the excavator. 
Need to take my mtb down to the shop today. They have my new cassette and I ordered an oval chainring to try out. I've ridden 2000 miles on my current chain - oops! I[...]
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 1



Today, I promise, I will do something athletic. Something to further the cause. 
Promise. 
But first...I want to take a moment to reflect back upon the last year. It was ONE YEAR AGO TODAY that I had my knee replaced. My old, faulty, rusty, bedraggled knee joint was REMOVED and REPLACED with a man made titanium version of the same thing. There was sawing, gluing, cementing and sewing involved. 
The following 12 months were full of pain and some frustration. Weight gain, a little bit of depression, massive upheaval, excitement and ultimately, RECOVERY. (Mostly recovered now, I think!
When I look back upon my situation and my blog from this time last year I wish I could give that poor woman a hug and let her know that in about a year, everything would be alright alright alright...as per Matthew McConaughey. 
From February 21, 2016, and my hindsight is 20/20 answers in RED
I am crumbling under the pressure of huge life changes. I am trying to [...]
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 2

I slept over half the day. I think my body needed this rest.
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 0

3 RDS
Bench 185/5
Dips 5
Abs 30
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 3


So, going with the theory that I've been getting cluster headaches, and that I'm currently in a remission cycle, it's occurred to me that I need to make the most of this time. When I've got headaches, I'm either in pain or exhausted -- training, food and everything, really, is thrown into chaos. I can't count on myself to get anything done. What that means, of course, is that I need to take advantage of every minute of the remission cycle.
Get enough sleep. Plan awesome workouts. Keep the food clean and healthy. Don't waste time on TV and Twitter. Get outside except when the weather is really awful. Be more social and re-connect with friends.
All easy things... except they aren't when I've got a headache ... so I need to carpe the out of this diem.
 
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 1

Well, considering my lack of training this week, I did manage to drop 1.4 lbs, so cleaning up the nutrition is making a difference. Goal this week is to add some strength training and cardio and move from "obese" (How I loathe that term!) to merely overweight.

Chest pain went away when I started taking the prescription for arthritis and joint pain. I'm not a fan of the side effects of this medicine (Meloxicam) but at least I know the chest pain is not cardiac related.
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 0

50x
squats
dips
leg raises
curls
overhead press
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 0

Push ups, abs, core, and squats.
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 0

30 push ups and 20 squats
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 6


A bit colder out than what we've had recently. Under 50, to the gym for me. Got a little confused in one section, but a good class. 
My last day of hammer & chisel with hammer power on my agenda. 

Hammer power
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 0


Cool run this morning
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February 26, 2017
Inspires : 2

Still on the one day on, one day off schedule it seems.

Core1
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February 25, 2017
Inspires : 4

Run 2 (1:30) Swim 2 Bike 2 (1:15) Lift 1 Lift 2
So far today I have cleaned the kitchen, cleaned/organized /dusted the dining room, mailed 2 eBay items and returned a workout bra to Target. No real exercise, as you can see. 
I have eaten 4 cookies.
Much to my dismay, I managed to slam my pinkie finger in the washing machine door. That's going to leave a mark. I can still bend it so that's good, but it's pretty swollen and it looks like it's going to be bruised. Ugh. 
Add that to the fact that I'm experiencing my period on blood thinners. I'm sure that's TMI, but hey, women have periods. Some women with periods are taking blood thinners. The outcome is...
murderous.
Let's  just leave it at that. 
So. What to do what to do? Maybe my Bike 2? Maybe go it a little longer? Training in the winter is starting to kill me. I need it to get nice outside. Post haste. 
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