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February 27, 2015
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rest day.  trying to get the gunk out of my head as well
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February 26, 2015
Inspires : 0

As my PT session will cut into my normal workout time, decided to get into the pool this evening for short session just to start getting back into things. Water felt pretty nice! Then, decided just to do an elliptical session rather than bike at home since I was at the gym already and save bike for Friday after work. I also wanted to give my right ITB a workout without too much stress and see if I can ease back into it. Finished up with the PT stretches.

Left area where the therapist did the "dry needling" is fairly sore but this apparently is in response to help relieve trigger points that may have developed due to the imbalance and strain I've put on my left side. Will see what happens on Friday.

Tomorrow: PT in the morning and bike trainer after work.

Sat: pool and bike trainer. Not sure when I'll be back to running or weights just yet. Hopefully, I can at least do upper body and core.

Will plan rest of time after I know what's going on with PT
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February 26, 2015
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Washington D.C.
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February 26, 2015
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Four or five more inches of snow.  I am heading out to clear  the driveway.
I could drive the truck if I wanted to go somewhere. I don't think JWKMH will try to come home today. POD is to move tools around in garage so J can park inside, sharpen chisels, and work through sketchup tutorials.  I will also ride the exercise bike.
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Cleared the driveway. Broke up the ice layer.  Moved tools around in the garage so J could park inside.  The roads were plowed and salted so the snow melted rapidly today.  Even the neighborhood streets became clear.  J got home about 3PM.
 
I vacuumed the house to make it look better and was just finishing when J arrived.  We are still in a state of disarray with so much of my mother's and the kids and our junk cluttering up every room.  
Ate at Aubrey's.  Fish taco, salad, and tomato soup.  We split the entree and the salad[...]
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February 26, 2015
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Teeth pulled today...rest day for me,.

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February 26, 2015
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Lying Tricep Extension (Barbell) 5x5
Incline Dumbbell Curls 5x8
Tate Press 5x5
Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls 5x8
Hanging Leg Raises 4x13
Hanging Swinging Knee Raise to the side 4x13
Stability Ball Roll Outs 4x21
Planks 2xfailure
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February 26, 2015
Inspires : 4


I have been training through February without any races hard coded on the calendar, or any idea of what the summer will bring, race and event wise. I'm fairly certain that this method is not working too well for me. While I like the lack of pressure, I am not nearly as focused on getting in some workout time on a daily basis.  I have some things I am looking at, but nothing solid yet. I guess I better figure this out.
In other news, the van has been at the mechanic for the last 2 days and still no news on the overheating. If this is going to cost much, then a new (old) car may be in my future. I really don't need that type of expense this year. I'd much rather put money away and find a bike.
 
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’. -Lee Ann Womack — Country Words (@Country_Words) February 26, 2015
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February 26, 2015
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NCSU has cancelled classes but faculty and staff are supposed to work.  I'm working from home.  UPDATE: We are not getting warnings about downed trees, downed power lines, power outages and parking concerns and yet we are still supposed to be working.  In other words, they care, but not that much.  UPDATE 2 : At 4pm the university decided that employees didn't have to work after all.  We are expected to report for work at 11am tomorrow.   I'm supposed to have PT later this morning.  No word yet on if that is happening.  PT cancelled.  Will reschedule tomorrow. Had to clear the driveway because the snow was causing a drainage backup.  We don't want to be iced in tomorrow morning.  If we clear it today, it should be fine. My parents had 4" of snow at their house while we had 1.5" of accumulation at my house.  I'm sure that's just because we had more rain and they were on the other side of the rain/snow line.

Emma, hanging[...]
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February 26, 2015
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I did all but the pushups in the Arm Challenge
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February 26, 2015
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Furnace went out again last night - pretty frustrating as the unit is only 3 years old and it went out/was serviced 2 months ago! The guy is coming out this morning, but grrrrrr.
So last night after the game I was very irritated. I ended up pouring a glass of wine and bundling up for sleep instead of running. Plus I didn't want to have to shower afterwards in a 55-degree house.
UPDATE: The same guy came out as last time, and after diagnosing that it was pretty much the same issue (!!) he said he needed to re-wire the entire system. He thinks that was the root cause last time, but he couldn't duplicate the problem more than once so I guess last time was just a bandaid. The best part? NO CHARGE. I was nervous he was going to at least charge for labor, but he said he coded it as a "call back" from the last issue so voila. Very happy with that. And he did try to sell me on the "service package" which is basically insurance that includes two "tune ups" per year. It was tempting but se[...]
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February 26, 2015
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My car was not ready yesterday, but they called and it is now repaired and ready for pick-up. :-)

Skipped the bike workout this morning - tired. Feeling so much better by this evening.
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February 26, 2015
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I am not doing very well at my intention to just do my workouts and quit making excuses.  I got home from yoga last night and I was hungry and it seemed impossible to do anything other than make dinner and be done.  So, I moved the very short run to the weekend to create a long run.  I'm torn because I actually do need to start building mileage, but I should run more often to balance it out.  This will be so much easier when it warms up...   It's very hard to feel sympathy for friends in places getting snow, that shouldn't be wintry, knowing they will warm up and melt very soon.    Today it's a high of 9, feels like -5, which happened to be the weather last Thursday too.  I will try to repeat the success of last week's run after work.
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February 26, 2015
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Got the beginnings of a migraine right after supper! WTF. I had an aura swirling around in my left eye. I napped on the couch for a bit but decided to go to bed. I'll have to do the bike some other time. 
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February 26, 2015
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Wore my Asics shoes today instead of my New Balance. Foot is very growly now. It was truly throbbing in the van on the way home from the Y. Need to remember not to try to wear these shoes I guess!
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February 26, 2015
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I'm starting to combine several moves. It was a tough workout.
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