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November 24, 2014
Inspires : 1


Starting to feel the pinch. I stayed late in Billings working on painting the main bathroom. It will have to be finished, the half-bath painted and the kitchen cabinets re-painted before we can even think about trying to sell. We also are considering the cost-benefit of replacing the linoleum with wood plank flooring. There are actually a few holes in the current flooring and I think the best chance we have for getting a decent price for the place is to make it look 100% move-in ready, no work/money required. This weekend may be my last chance though to get things done there if I start the new side job. Case can do the floor more or less ok on his own, but he does not have the painting skills I do. The more we can sell for the better off we will be to pay things off that have payments to reduce our monthly outflow. Every extra month we keep it is about $350+ in non-recoverable expenses. Of course, he hasn't actually been fired yet, but he's certain his time i[...]
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November 24, 2014
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2 sets of 15:
Flat chest press
Chest fly machine
Leg press
Squats holding dumbbells
Skull crushers
Overhead tri extension with bar
Reverse crunches
Oblique twists with dumbbell
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November 24, 2014
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Moving definitely helping the back. Feel a lot better after the work out.
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November 24, 2014
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6 AM trainer, lunch swim, then I head to the back doctor for another cortisone shot.  UGH! 
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November 24, 2014
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body pump dvd
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November 24, 2014
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Longest swim to date. It felt pretty good, although I had a difficult time keeping track of my laps. Goggles fogged up a few times, too, but I'm treating this as if I went 1600 straight. :)
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November 24, 2014
Inspires : 1

Plenty of Vitamin I yesterday, rest and ice/heat. Hip this morning just feels tight/tired so hopefully it will be ok. IF it still feels ok after work, I will try the elliptical. I contacted BCS yesterday and I have missed the deadline for downsizing to the half. I can still run the half if I want but they can't guarantee I will get a medal or a finishers shirt and it can be a game day decision. So we are going to see what the hip can do this weekend. If I can get to 18-20 we will give the marathon a go. If we can't, we will run the half and just take our chances. Either way, we are going to Texas. :)
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November 24, 2014
Inspires : 6


I have committed to being more "festive" this year!
Typically I really dread the holidays. Hanging out with my family is the best part - but ALL THE GIFTS has always been a huge source of stress for me. Mainly because giving and receiving gifts is just not how I show or prefer to receive love (5 Love Languages, anyone?) - and everyone just tells you what to get them anyway! So this year Brenda and I pitched that our family would just... not do gifts. With some caveats. Adults can bring a $25 or less gift for a fun exchange - and a no-cost white elephant gift from around the house - but that's it. I think that alone made the weight lift off my shoulders like you wouldn't believe. Now I feel like I have more capacity to BE FESTIVE! And enjoy the holiday! 
For the first time in 10 years, I put up a tree (I used exclusively race medals for ornaments! It looks so good!). I decorated my mantle. I bought a wreath for my door. I have even slightly enjoyed the Christmas music Br[...]
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November 24, 2014
Inspires : 1


Crap weekend, wanted to get a long run in, but it was not mean to be. My dad got really sick. Seems his bladder infection got bad and the infection got into his blood and we had to run him to the ER. They sedated him and gave him a breathing tube and moved him to ICU. Not a cool site to see your dad laid up like that. Thankfully they say he has turned a corner and is doing well now, but it was a long weekend. Would appreciate prayers from anyone that might read this.
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November 24, 2014
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Rest day today and as yesterday was the longest I've run since B2B, I find myself a bit sore today. So, definitely need it. It also works out that I'm going to this gathering at the local running shoe store this evening which traditionally held after the JFK 50 miler which was this past Sat. It's been a good event and perhaps I'll win a door prize this year. Plan rest of week later...
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November 24, 2014
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My latest strength workout, core/abs.
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November 24, 2014
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In the office today. It's warm - like warm outside and warm in the office and I am feeling drowsy.
Chatted with Darren on BBM video last night - i am missing him and he's missing us. I am tired. Trying to keep on top of stuff but it's alot to manage a house and toddler on one's own. Kudos to those who do it all the time!  I am happy to report that the house is not as big of a wreck as it could be. I managed to clean the whole down stairs and the upstairs bathroom.  Meals are planned and ready.  
Going swimming tonight! No matter how tired I am! 
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November 24, 2014
Inspires : 3


Deer hunting season is a huge deal around here. Some schools even take a day off school. We don't hunt so I don't really get into it but there are tons of pics on FB of people posing with the deer they just shot. Am I the only one who thinks this is a little gross?
Woke up to a sore hip and heel after that sad little run last night. Felt perfectly fine during the run, even thought about trying to add another run to the week. Ha.
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November 24, 2014
Inspires : 3


Don't think outside the box. Think like there is no box!
Stretch and strengthen day today. Tomorrow's run is on new shoes. The weekend only proved to be a bit bad for the waistline and not a total cr@pshow. DD2 is starting a side business of cupcake making, so who gets to be the guinea pig? This is going to take some will power.
New shoes will get broken in tomorrow morning:

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November 24, 2014
Inspires : 0


Back again following that brief interruption, and that is all it was... anxieties and stress knocked me for 6 again and then I lost the momentum.
Yesterday's ride

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