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April 30, 2017
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Bought Scale at Amazon and it came.
Unboxed it today and both Wife and I frankly shocked to find out we weigh a lot more than expected.
I have been at cross-purposes, both Lifting and eating to 'gain muscle' while starting to go longer on Walks and Hikes.
Lift Once a Week seems reasonable, but there is no need to try and gain lbs now that I know how big I am.
Plan to add 1 or 2 Hikes/Walks a week... some swimming, and once the Bike is ready and weather good, add Biking as well.
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April 30, 2017
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We finished painting the front of the house 100% this weekend. We had a couple with a kid on a bike ride stop by for a chat while we were painting. They were VERY interested after hearing the price and the wife's face at "hot tub" was memorable. Case left early this afternoon to be in Kalispell for his morning interview, but the off and on rain limited other painting progress anyway. I spent about an hour tonight lying in bed just now not even attempting to sleep, just fretting. Tomorrow is the big news day for me. I'm letting down a lot of students looking forward to dual credit by moving, but maybe it's really the current administration letting them down since I wouldn't have even been looking if things weren't so backwards and not student-focused here. I'm going to miss my French classes a ton if I go. Just the fact though that Case already has an interview and there's a couple more postings for CNC jobs he'd be highly qualified for makes me think that's where we're supposed to be. [...]
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April 30, 2017
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Pretty Running - lean forward, roll off your big toes, keep hand above your waist, look about 6 feet in front of you with your eyes, drive your elbows back and never cross your midline with your hands.
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April 30, 2017
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I started to do T25 stretch after my ride but the feed kept freezing up on me. I debated where to go today, Little & Church without the Sandy Hill Rd stretch. Between life and weather I hadn't been on my bike in a while and since it was warm but windy outside I didn't want to push my limits. 
Printed off the calendar for the deluxe CDF program.  Some additional workouts are included.  
Said goodbye to the kids this evening. They leave for Georgia on Tuesday. 
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April 30, 2017
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Rest day - napped for over 2 hours! Took Brynn to an escape room with some friends - we solved it needing only one hint with 4 minutes to go and we got out with about 49 seconds to spare. I feel like it would probably be easier with fewer people--we had five.

Then we went and saw The Circle -- I had read the book so I knew what to expect, and I was hoping this was one of those instances where they changed the ending, because I didn't care at all for the way the book ended. I won't spoil anything in case anyone hadn't seen it yet!

Then we went to my all-time favorite restaurant: 801 Chop House. Soooo freaking good (and spendy). If you've never been to one, I highly recommend it!
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April 30, 2017
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I think that run yesterday is the longest I have run since 2011 when I completed the HIM. I would have to go back and check my logs but I'm fairly certain without checking that I quit running over a 10K after that race because my feet were so messed up for so long. Happy to report no major issues today, just some typical muscle soreness. My feet are GOOD. Unbelievable. 
Still raining here today and will be all day. BLAH. Little Miss wants to go to the pool and that is probably the best choice for my legs today. Otherwise I'm on another cooking rampage. We had a terrible week of meals last week with nothing planned and me not wanting to even think about what we could eat. DH likes to cook but is not very creative with meal ideas. 
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April 30, 2017
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Some weights in the hotel gym. Nothing fancy.
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April 30, 2017
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This is my first week back at getting serious with cleaning up what I put in my mouth and being active. It wasn't a perfect week, I'm guessing a 70/30% ratio of clean eating, but it was good enough to drop over 2 lbs. :) It's really difficult for me not to start the spreadsheets tracking everything again, but at least for now, I'm going to eat what feels right and move as much as I can. I wouldn't mind joining up with the BFFM summer challenge. I don't know if its in my best interest to obsess over numbers. It's a great way to get and stay focused, so I'll see how the next few weeks go and decide later. I'd really like to prove that I can get lean and stay there while living my life and not obsessing over the numbers.

Took the cover off the pool this morning. I've got a lot of work ahead to get it swimmable, but it looks so much better than it did last year when we waited until the end of May to take the cover off. I think we can have it swimmable in a couple of weeks. Just [...]
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April 30, 2017
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Not a bad month! Got some good solid training in, dropped from 219 to 199 back into normal body fat% and starting to fell better! 
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April 30, 2017
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And so taper begins. Taking a slightly different approach that emphasizes rest and recovery. Yearly mileage is down by about 100 from last year, but finished month with about 211, which is more than last year. I think key to good race this year is to maximize the miles with a good stomach and not go into race day with fatigued legs (anything else) in past I have tried to maximize miles, this year, I am relying on the base I have built the last three years (and the experience built too.)
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April 30, 2017
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I walked a LOT over the week, but haven't logged anything. Maybe I'll look at the Fitbit info and add later. I have to take a Fitbit break, it's rubbing an ugly spot on my wrist.
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April 30, 2017
Inspires : 2

I thought about getting on the trainer and easy spinning an hour or so to make up for my lack of riding yesterday. Decided to just rest and ice. I will be on the trainer tomorrow morning starting another week. Of course I took a nap today. I may walk over to the library this afternoon.

My 6 year old niece sent me Flat Stanley for a visit this week. I am taking Stanley with me everywhere and taking lots of pictures. I hope Hannah and her class enjoy the adventures Stanley is having in San Diego.
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April 30, 2017
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Babysitting went pretty well --- we had to put all three of STeve's grandkids (ages 6, 3 and 1) in one room and I'm amazed they all slept in there just fine. Strong thunderstorms again in the night made for some interrupted sleep. We had a fun day and the parents picked them up Saturday evening.

It's been raining steadily since Friday evening. Our sump pump has run almost continuously. Should be a couple of breaks in the rain late morning and I'm hoping to get a run in.

There's a local triathlon today and some of my friends are racing. I kind of considered it, but can't get fired up about racing in the rain.
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April 30, 2017
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A few days at home so far. i am doing okay - the stitches seem to be coming along but the initial drugs for pain relief are done and i am feeling pretty tender.   Spending time in comfy chairs. Nothing too ambitious for the time being. But hopefully mid week next week i'll be more mobile and with it. 
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April 29, 2017
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Snow overnight, and cold. Not enough to close the Y, so went to Target and bought son some more Goggles, and took kids to swimming.
53 on Friday, and 45 on Sunday, but snow Friday night, and Temps Saturday hovered around 33.
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