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  • 40m

I'm just going to log this under "strength" because it involved lifting, and it did not involve Ronsky. But it was Ronsky-esque. He'd be proud. Knocked this out in about 40 minutes.

2 circuits of my own design:

1. Hanging straight leg raises/hanging tucks x 10
2. Wall ball squat/throw x 15 with 15 lb ball. There are no other balls?
3. Side to side situps with 15 lb ball



1. Lat pulldown 60/70/70 x 15 (that last one was a stretch)
2. 15 burpees focusing on perfect form, with ball, 12 lbs
3. Side arm/leg crunch x 15 with 10 lb weight (up from 7.5 the last time I did this!)



2 x 10 on the Roman Chair. And I was done.

I took a lot of videos... I find it easier to take a video than to try to capture a person with a camera as they're moving. 

So, let's see what I can do here. Mostly photos of the run... 2 videos...

BT'ers on the run:


^^ Dave 


^^ Kristin, mile 19

^^ Jtopin (Jeremy)

^^ cweninger (Clint)

^^ TriDDS (Chris)

^^ trainergirlmick (Michele & cape) 


  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

Let's call this a recovery day, shall we?

Drove back from Madison. Spent the remainder of the day trying to regain control of my life and hair. Back to work tomorrow. Booooooooooooooo.

Today I paid some bills, did some laundry, bought some hair gel and had a beer or two. 

Now, here are some videos... Couldn't figure out how to post THEM, so I took the easy way out and am providing links. Enjoy! More tomorrow. 

Swimstart. Goosebumps.

Up the hill with a drum! Bitch #2

LazyMarathoner on the second bk loop

Amazing Hoyt-like duo on bitch #2

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • Jockstrapping
  • 6h 00m

Ironman Wisconsin. We were up at the crack of doom and in bed after midnight. Seems a little ridiculous to log 17 hours, but it was at least that long, actually more like 19 hours. Feet/back/literally everything aches.

Again, what an amazing event! Makes me want to... sign up. Again. But I know that's not in the cards next year. Maybe 2015. I know there are other locales for races, but I'm telling you, Wisconsin = Ironman to me.

Fo Shizzle.

Lots of Facebook coverage. I need a teeny tiny break from the computer. May upload some photos tomorrow. I need to figure out how to get videos into the blog... hmmmmm.

The fro had deteriorated into this by about 5 pm on Sunday... ever expanding... ever frizzing. Easy to spot in a crowd, though, so there's that. Not 100% fuzz, but... pretty close. Like 98.3% fuzz. 

I've got some more photos... and videos... 

  • 5h 27m 34s
  • 88.75 miles
  • 16.26 Mi/hr

Up and around Lake Geneva, in a slightly different combination of roads.

Managed to skip the whole south shore. That was nice.

Bike Ride with Trudy and Monica!!! 

Twas long. And fun. 

We pulled in at Trudy's house, hightailed it back to our place and I barely had time to shower before we were off in the car up to Madison. 

Buttttttt.... Not before discovering, much to my chagrin, that I was completely out of hair gel. Like NO hair gel in the whole house to tame the Whizzzzz-fro. Not a drop. The cupboards were bare. Zero. Nada. Nothing. I slathered on on some conditioner and hoped for the best. 

By dinner I was in a ponytail. 

Check out my eyelashes! Woot! 

Yet another party last night... A going away party for my pal Chrissy (in the middle). She'll be gone 6 months at least... she's headed off to Tacoma for a temporary training gig there. We will miss her, but we're willing to share her. No reason for us to be Chrissy hoarders, there's enough to go around. And... she'll be back.
8:14 AM: Work is KICKING MY ASS. Praise the little swaddled baby Jesus I don't have to go back there until Tuesday, and then for only 3 days. Phew. 

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
  • Trainer Ronsky
  • 1h 00m

He never sent me the template today! Boooo.

This was lots of hanging stuff. My poor little wimpy hands slipped each time toward the end of the set. Hanging straight leg raises. Hanging oblique tucks.

Then assisted dips + Upright wide rows + crunch/vsit combo + planks + some other stuff that I'm sure I'm forgetting.

9:18 AM: Another super busy unrelenting day today. 2 meetings + all of the usual bullshit. Ronsky at noon. The only redeeming factor about today is that I am wearing a cute outfit. There are simply not enough hours in the day to get all of this stuff accomplished.
9:40 AM: How about a fire drill!?!?!? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK! Another time sucker.

10:09 AM: I think perhaps, if I'm being honest, my "gall bladder" "acid reflux" "digestion" issues are all stress related. I have this low level, lingering stress hanging over my head. It's the fertility stuff... it's the impending surgery stuff... it's the recovery/pregnancy/fibroid removal stuff... it's the adopt v. procreate v. be childless stuff... Big time life decisions that, quite honestly, most people have made by the time they're 43.

I worry about disappointing Chris. I worry about recovering from uterine slicing and dicing. I worry about saying goodbye to my womb for good. I envision it laying in a garbage can. (Clearly not how hazmat/human organ disposal occurs in a hospital environment, but quite a vivid visual for me, nevertheless...) For as troublesome and rebellious and insolent as this organ has been, I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't miss it after it's gone. If it's leaving. We still don't know.

Blood test today to help me figure things out. Moving closer to a plan. I will be happy when I can stop thinking about this. I can't control what's going on inside my body, but I *CAN* control how I attack it, and/or react to it. I can make good, well informed decisions and trust in them once they're made.

That is all.


2:46 PM: And the blood is drawn. Let the chips fall where they may. 

5:15 PM: Work is swallowing me whole. So happy to be off Monday next week... (and Friday of next week too!) but have to get out from under a bunch of this crap so I can take the time off without wondering what's going wrong while I'm gone...

  • Health data: Stress: 2 Hours slept: 8

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