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September 25, 2017
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10:13am: Another Monday. I took a bucketload of caffeine because I was literally head-bobbing at my desk and now I feel hang-from-the-ceiling anxious. Not sure which is a better state to be in.
Supposed to be a rest day. If I can't work this caffeine out of my system by the time I get home, I might need to do something about it, though.
Discussions have begun for Instant Pot Friday. I'm thinking gyros might be on the menu. And pumpkin steel cut oats for breakfast. 
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You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.
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September 25, 2017
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Squat - 275lbs - 5x5 (2x5 - 45lbs, 1x5 - 95 lbs, 1x5 - 135lbs, 1x3 - 185lbs, 1x2 - 225lbs, 1x1 - 255lbs)
Bench - 165lbs - 5x10 (2x5 - 45lbs, 1x5 - 95 lbs, 1x3 - 135lbs)
BB Row - 140lbs - 5x5 (1x5 - 95lbs)
Dips - BW+2.5lbs - 3x5

It amazes me how much workouts can change from day to day. On Saturday, I had a great workout despite my back being hosed up from a crappy squat last week (lost my brace mid-squat last week and muscled it out instead of dropping the rep). Today, I just couldn't loosen up. Got through the workout but wasn't getting as deep as I liked and just didn't feel "strong." Better luck next time.

Shoulder is still problematic for bench. I made an appt with an orthopedic but can't get in until next week. So, rather than give up entirely, I'm working volume instead of weight. Got in 10-rep sets and am hoping that helps develop some strength while I'm figuring it all out. As I type this a few hours later, it's already bugging me. But, that's all part of th[...]
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September 24, 2017
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GOD! I wish I could log "watching the UCI Men's WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS" as some sort of exercise. Because that's what I did today.
Peter Sagan did an amazing job. As usual. Stealthy, quiet, sitting in the group, the announcers hardly mentioned him once, except to wonder where he was. He stayed buried in the group until he had to outsprint Alexander Kristoff and he did that quite handily.

Well maybe not so handily.

I was out of my mind! Wearing my TOURMINATOR SHIRT for good luck.

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September 25, 2017
Inspires : 1

I meant to pack my goggles in case I decided to swim here, but forgot them. Ever since the foot surgery and having the pool, I've been very apprehensive in open water. My feet cramp something fierce in the water and it freaks me out a little. Also, I've found safety in having a side nearby in the pool. Yesterday I actually got mad at myself at how I let my thoughts run away when I jumped in the water. I ordered a pair of goggles through Amazon, which will be delivered Tuesday, and decided to swim to the bouys in our cove. First day, I'll swim to the first one, I'm guessing around a quarter mile, then around the second before we leave. Isn't it funny how much our mind gets in the way of what we can or can't do?

Hiking a couple of waterfalls this morning, then going to Robin's tonight for dock night! How cool is that? I've been hearing about it for years and am really excited that I get to experience it first hand!
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September 24, 2017
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30 minute stretch routine - I have been having back issues :(
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September 25, 2017
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abs, stretch, chest and arms
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September 24, 2017
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For Time, 50# SB, 85# bucket:
A) 800m run
B1) SB Thruster x 20
B2) SB GTOH x 20
B3) Bucket Carry x 200m
B4) SB Squat Clean x 20
B5) SB Drop Lunge x 20
B6) Bucket Carry x 200m
B7) SB Burpee x 20
B8) SB Push Press x 20
B9) Bucket Carry x 200m

57:59
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September 24, 2017
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Arms are really tired from yesterday's big ride and oddly, my left foot is a little sore. Some yoga would probably help stretch things out.
It's still crazy hot and will be until Tuesday. Anything outdoors will have to be done before the sun is up.
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