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November 1, 2014
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Cross Training: Push Ups 100 \ Air Squats 100 \ 18" Jumps 100 \ Lunges 100 \ Knees to Elbows 100 \ Back Extension 100 \ LifeCycle 20 minutes 5:00 x 4 Intervals spread between other tasks.
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October 31, 2014
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No workout today. Too much to do. Halloween and preparing to be out of town this weekend. Halloween went great. DD liked her candy. At first she told me the gummies were too chewy like glue but they were cold. Once they warmed up they softened and she kept going back for more until I finally had to put them away. She loved her lolllipops - got several your the best Mom ever for that. They went to 5 houses trick or treating and happily turned all their candy in to me with no fussing at all about anything! They also both loved the toy trade, said that is the best idea and they want to do it every year! Go figure. No Halloween hyperness, fussing, crying, fits - nothing. Everyone is happy and calm.
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October 31, 2014
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Rest day today.  Had to drive almost 2 hours for Quinn's Districts Swim Meet...then drive home...and all while feeling very, very bad.  Lady cramps :(  So bad.  
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October 31, 2014
Inspires : 10


Happy Halloween.  Have a spooktacular Friday!!
The powers that be in my work place decided that there would be a big phone upgrade last night.  So we all had to leave our phones unplugged for some new push to the routers.  I have the feeling that today will suck monkey balls as no one will be able to get the darn thing to work. Oh it sucks the big fat hairy monkey balls all right.  There is a "bridge line" to call for assistance.  It is a complete clusterfuck.  50 people trying to speak at once and no specific answers.   mess.  AND  they put me on the later person list again.  I just did it 2 weeks ago!!   mess.
Funny story.....yesterday the tech for my mammogram was a really large woman who kept talking about her little dog named Juicy.  Really, who names a dog Juicy?  Anyway, I was texting with Miss Thing and told her about this woman and her dog.....the woman made one of the girls my daughter knew in HS look tiny[...]
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October 31, 2014
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Leg day - gonna feel that tomorrow

Finished with a 7:00 AMRAP of the following complex with a BB:
A) Deadlift x6
B) Hang Squat Clean x5
C) Front Squat x4
D) Push Press x3
E) Back Squat x2
F) Push Press x1

Did four rounds. First two with 105, but had to drop to 95 for the last two since form was getting sloppy
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October 31, 2014
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Added myofascial release and stretching prior to workout.
Squats = bar only, deep.
Added clams 2 x 15 each side.
Added turn, lunge, pickups, and press? HAHA!
Added standing upright rows 2x15


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October 31, 2014
Inspires : 3


6:56am:  Friday!  And Halloween, which, to be honest, does nothing for me.  With the exception of all the candy you'd get trick-or-treating when I was a kid, I've never really cared for this holiday.  I do feel bad for the kids this year, though -- 40*, rain/snow and sustained winds of 30mph (with gusts up to 40mph).  Not going to be a nice day to be outside.  The all-knowing weather people are saying it'll be a "Feels Like" of 20 degrees.
Dogs are going to be boarded today ... made these plans awhile ago not knowing that the weather will likely make trick-or-treaters sparse.  We didn't want to have to deal with the dogs going nuts with the doorbell ringing all the time.  They'll be happier elsewhere, for sure.
And that means that I'll have an exceptionally quiet night.  Dogs gone, roommate is going out... :)
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A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
-- Steve Martin
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October 31, 2014
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Heading out in the woods this morning for some brush mowing and burning. We had clouds overnight, so everything should be relatively dry. Meant to go down and do some upper body this morning, but got caught up looking up exercises on the internet and never made it down to actually do any of them. Oops. :) Abs are still sore!
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October 31, 2014
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I really enjoyed the challenge of going to yoga 5 days this week, and the schedule was very doable.  However, 5 days/week is a bit much.  I wish I could find a place with a 7am class and I'd go maybe 2-3 days a week.  I looked around at several options and nothing is quite right. If Ted offers this week again, I might do the ala carte method and just go M, W, F.
In the meantime, I need to find and stick to an evening yoga schedule.
As it turns out, daily yoga is not a good way to inspire more running mileage.  October was kind of bust for running.
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October 31, 2014
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Happy Halloween! Went for my first post-baby run today! Not terrible! Especially for a hilly route. Sure could tell it had been 14 weeks since I last ran, & it definitely felt like I was running in someone else's body, but overall it was better than I anticipated. Nothing hurt or was uncomfortable. Well, I could do without the larger breastfeeding boobs, which bounced around even with a good sports bra and having fed him & pumped immediately prior. Oh well! Beautiful morning to run - 52* and sunny. Afterwards I picked Chase up in his chariot to go for our daily walk.

Also went to the YMCA that's 1.25 miles away (& my usual turnaround point for our walks) this afternoon to join. Still have a membership at the gym near our old house because we're locked into a contract there until next October, but we wanted to join the Y anyway since it's so close and has more to offer. I'll probably still go to the other gym before work since it's an easier drive to work from there (less traffic)[...]
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October 31, 2014
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Mostly arms, upper body, and abs
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October 31, 2014
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No work today.  Due to my fall vacation plans being cancelled, I have vacation days to use or lose.  I don't plan on giving them back!  I'm taking off a lot of Fridays as a result.
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October 31, 2014
Inspires : 4


"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished." - Og Mandino
Late and long work day. I have a couple of small issues to resolve, but the programming looks good at this poiint.  
#fixedgears and #dearfriends. I still miss you .
A photo posted by Chris Banting (@cdban66) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:39am PDT
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October 31, 2014
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1x20 Swissball
8 plank walks :30 hold
2 x 10 heel drops
30 side leg lifts
20 glute lifts
20 chair squats
thera band foot
Bulgarian split leg squats
30 leg lifts

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October 31, 2014
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Been a rough week to get my training in, so I am a little concerned about my 11 miler tomorrow, but the weather is supposed to be cold, like 40s cold in the morning, so it should not be too bad. I just want to finish 11 in 1:55
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