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April 18, 2015
Inspires : 0


I was so tired/cranky/crampy last night that I had a glass of wine out at dinner, came home, and went to bed at 8:15. I woke up this morning and realized I completely forgot to ride my bike - oops!! So, basically, I've gotten NOTHING done this week. No work, and hardly any riding. 
It's still snowing, so I'm off to spin class. Blah. I just need someone else to push me. I'll probably stay a bit late and squeeze in some extra time.
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April 18, 2015
Inspires : 1


I got a nice comment yesterday when I went to eat lunch with my mentee at the school. His teacher said he has really bonded with me and she can tell it means a lot to him that I come. She said he is having his best year ever and she thinks a lot of it is due to me. Wow, go figure. It's not like I counsel him or anything. We just chit chat and play cards after he eats his lunch. She said it's just the extra attention and emphasized how much all the kids are looking for a little bit of extra attention. Great! I've been with this same little boy for 2 years now so that is good to hear. I was kind of thinking I wasn't really doing much.
I'm not sure what is on tap today for a workout.
The kids and I need to start gardening. They got a bunch of seeds for Easter.
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April 18, 2015
Inspires : 9


Full RR is done.
 Suffice it to say that it was very hard.  At mile 9 both my achilles were cramped up big time and I knew that attempting to run further would = a return to the physical therapy office so I walked it in.  Truthfully, my pace didn't change all that much from the shuffle to walk. A difference between an 11:00 mile average to 13:00 mile.
Very much enjoyed the reenactment going on, it was entertaining.  Most of the course was pretty, few sections of Petersburg with some dilapidated houses--old ones all boarded up that would cost a pretty penny to restore  but would be worth every cent to do so.
First time event--they have some bugs to work out, but overall the race organization did a decent job.  Biggest criticism is they ran out of post race food.
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April 18, 2015
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10 Insane Inflatables, some of which had huge climbs to the top, as well as jumping and falling and crawling on hands and knees.
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April 18, 2015
Inspires : 2


Today is cooking dinner for 20 or so. Most of whom I do not  know ;)
Tomorrows bike ride and river paddle have both been cancelled (if I could do them anyway) because of rain. Up to 2 inches during the day). The ducks and frogs rejoice!
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April 18, 2015
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Nope! My toe is for a little while at least. 
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April 18, 2015
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Easy spin to keep the legs loose for tomorrow!
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April 18, 2015
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Stats taken after run and before breakfast, %water 68.0, muscle 37.6, bone 3.9. Heading to the airport soon to fly up to Boston! It's really a shame the weather is going to turn wet for the race and for Tues it's looking like as well (sigh). And it's going to be chilly too with temps only near 50 and in the upper 40s for the race with a possibly SE wind the entire race...at least it shouldn't be as cold as the Mission 10-miler and I should be able to keep warm with what I'm going to wear. I so do wish I could've really have trained for this race and not have this issue with my left glute/hip area. I mean this was a zone 2-3 run today and granted, it's only 5 miles but the pace was pretty good. I think I could've trained to get in the 7s for this race and had a sub 3:30. But, strategy now is to hold back in a 9 pace for at least the first two miles and then start to get into the 8s. I'm hoping I can ramp up at the halfway point to 8 and lower to make up some time from the first p[...]
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April 18, 2015
Inspires : 1

Heading down to Wright Patt for a Doolittle Tokyo Raider's ceremony. I'm sick, so I'm not sure I'll be able to attend the ceremony, but Fred, the cats, and I are heading out in our first motorhome overnight of the year. It's a weird sick I have going on. Fever, body and headachy, and very low energy. That's it. No snotting, no sore throat. Just really tired. So, I'm going to take it easy today and see if I can't muster energy to go tonight.
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April 18, 2015
Inspires : 1


GNO Barstool open today for a good cause. This is gonna be a long one, pace yourself and hydrate!
From practice last night:  
Breaking out my @martinguitar #OMCPA4 for some practice time.
A photo posted by Chris Banting (@cdban66) on Apr 17, 2015 at 5:33pm PDT
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April 18, 2015
Inspires : 0

Run and the spinathon this morning. Having a hard time with going back into the club and seeing the owner of the gym. He is taking the class after mine (he doesn't exercise). If there isn't a conversation, it will be awkward at best. I do feel badly as they had to cut an hour out due to lack of participation. Last year we made over $5k. It is such a bummer for the charity but it wasn't promoted correctly by the club. :-(
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April 18, 2015
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early morning run to get this one done.  added a little bit to the downtown hospital loop to get it to 10 miles.  nice run
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April 18, 2015
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Woke up with the ankles and feet a little sore this morning.  Will for sure be a ride day today.
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April 17, 2015
Inspires : 3


FACK!!! Just the walking for my chores was too much for my knee. No swimming.
 
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April 17, 2015
Inspires : 2


12:07pm:  Friday!  A couple more hours and I'll be able to leave here and enjoy the beautiful day!
Plan on going for a walk/run after work and then I'm heading out to have dinner with an old friend of mine, which should be fun.  Other than that, this weekend should be lowkey -- I have to get the memory book for my parents' anniversary mostly done, but that's it.  YAY.
Blackhawks on tonight -- game 2 -- starting late, though.  An 8:30pm start means that there's no way I'll be awake when the game ends.  Just not gonna happen...
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