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May 4, 2016
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Got my productivity hat on. I am in 'go' mode with Darren away and my project ramping up. 
Need to lube my treadmill tonight. 
And because it's my blog i will complain a little. It was last week I sent Darren a link saying i would like to go to the Old Mill which is very near to us for their Mother's Day Buffet. they have several seatings, brunch, lunch and dinner and I didn't care which. So, because I didn't say i wanted him to book it he thought i was going to ... i thought i was being presumptuous just making the announcement that I wanted this particular thing and thought it was pretty obvious that me as the mother in question shouldn't have to book 
Anyway, I only discovered this miscommunication when i asked him if he had booked and he looked all confused saying, 'I thought you were going to' - which at the time peeved me. I don't particularly need anything for Mother's day but I like the effort and I KNOW that if i don't poke a little he will completely fo[...]
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May 4, 2016
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Overslept....then the work computer was a hot mess this morning.  Changed passwords last night but evidently the reset didn't take properly.  What a cluster.....Running at lunch to burn off my crazies.  PiYo Sweat later.
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May 4, 2016
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Some power intervals.
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May 4, 2016
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Had a horrible headache and was so tired last night. Still feeling the same this morning. Skipped the swim and slept in until 6. I am sure it is just due to stress. Mike's parents left yesterday. I need to stop worrying so much!
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May 4, 2016
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It's a another Wee Brick Wednesday!
May the Fourth be with you!
We've had a lot of storms this week.  After living in my house since 1995 and never having hail, we have had hail three days in the past week!  Yesterday, a violent storm came through when I was 98% done making dinner.  We lost power for about and hour.  We ate to a camp light. On Monday, it was worse.  It was sunny when I left work for the 10-15 minute drive home. Then a storm erupted with large hail.  My car was dinged up. ARG! 
ZOE UPDATE:  Zoe has her follow up visit with the vet yesterday (between work and the storm, fortunately). The vet is "very pleased" with her progress.  Zoe showed no signs of the previous pain in her upper left front leg.  We are to totally discontinue the meds and increase her activity level again starting on Friday.  The vet also said that in her opinion, she is not even sure that she would call Zoe's situation full blown pano. [...]
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May 4, 2016
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Much better sleep last night. 7 full, complete, non-stop hours. It is supposed to rain today, which should mess with plans to bike. I also have painting to do in the kitchen, or at least painting prep. 
We recently uploaded our pictures to the Amazon Cloud, since Prime gives you unlimited picture storage. 40+ GB of pictures and 2 days of uploading from 2 laptops and we are finally done. Now on to the backups of her recipes and other stuff.
This is from our Alaskan cruise a few years back. It ended in Vancouver and we stayed an extra night, just to roam around the city. It was a beautiful city, and the opening of the travel door. We'd done a few cruises in the Caribbean prior, but this trip really started opening our eyes to what is around us. Our recent trip to California pushed that door open and we are in the midst of a couple of trip plans for the future.
   
No one goes from success to success. There are many bumps in the road, many failures, steps and ef[...]
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May 4, 2016
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Heading to pilates this morning, then meeting mom for a little flower shopping and lunch. We're heading out on a trip tomorrow. Going to an air force reunion down in Cincy. Should be a good time and the hotel we're stay at overlooks the Ohio river. I've been missing the river. :)

The brush mower I was pushing yesterday snagged a log and whipped around on me catching my arm on the handle. I've got a nice gash and knot. I'm lucky it didn't hit me hard enough to more serious damage. That would sure put a damper on my summer plans. I need to be more careful.
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May 4, 2016
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4x
6 pullups
12 kb swings
10 leg raises
15 pushups
10 high pulls
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May 4, 2016
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So far in 2016 I've biked half as far as I did in all of 2015!
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May 3, 2016
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Bike commuted to the office today since I didn't have any inspections. Sucky thing was I still had to go home and get my car so I could drive around for an hour and a half taking comp photos!
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May 4, 2016
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Tired, slept in this morning.  Cold has settled into a nasty chest cough so opted not to swim or run.  New bike fitting this afternoon, my Dad is going with me, not sure if that's good or bad since we had words yesterday.  Seems I am not permitted to voice an opinion that is different than his without him shouting vulgarities at me.  Showed up at our house for dinner having had too much to drink and he turns into an Ahole when he's had a few too many.  Things have been going pretty well up until now.  He feels an obligation to help my brother who is currently in jail for battery on an elderly person and is coming up to trial.  The case is about to fall apart because my brother in his narcissistic sociopathic way has convinced my Dad to do whatever he wants and I'm pretty certain he now will not testify against him.  My worst nightmare is that the jerk gets released from jail and heads this way to be near my Dad.  Dad mentioned that he inte[...]
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May 3, 2016
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I was on a mission after work last night. Stopped by the vet and paid off the $1880 left on Aspen's $4400 vet bill using my check from my spring online class (which took most all of it). Stopped by the gym-ette in town to get a group class schedule and bought a punch card for 10 classes ($3/class isn't too bad). There really are only two strength classes per week, but at least they are Tues/Thurs mornings. Got some more sheetrock mud (my half-full bucket had some funky mold growth). Then I ran with the pups even. Feeling more motivated this week for sure.
Looked through my BT logs today some trying to remember how much I weighed for various strong races. I was surprised that it's more than I would've thought. Although I did get down to 124 at one point about a year after starting to run, my strongest races were in the high 130s to low 140s. Kind of a little sad too looking back at how dedicated(?)/awesome(?) I was compared to now. Yeah, yeah "Comparison is the thief of joy" and all[...]
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May 3, 2016
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Homework time was a little better last night except for the timed math facts. Today should be her last timed math facts test this year I think and thank goodness. I can't take it anymore. She literally pulled her hair out of her own head last night over these math facts. Ridiculous. She screams and cries and carries on then does terrible on the homework practice paper barely finishing half the facts so I ask her was that your best effort?  Obviously not........Then you need to do it again because you can sit in class and get a 100 % on the test but act ridiculous like this at home so that tells me you are not putting forth your best effort. And if you start screaming and having a meltdown you'll do it again. What do you know, she composed herself and finished the last problem when the timer went off. Why didn't she just do that the first time? Summer can't get here fast enough because I am over it and so is she.
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May 3, 2016
Inspires : 4


Unable to fall asleep last night and woke up early this morning. Yuck. This may be my best friend this morning.
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May 3, 2016
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1A) 5:00 AMRAP of SA KB Swings @ 70
Decided to repeat this today since I was unhappy with Sunday's result. Felt much better today and it showed - 116 reps

2A) Dbl KB Sumo DL x 20, 16, 12, 8
2B) Dbl KB Press x10, 8, 6, 4

3 rounds, 30s:60s work:rest
3A) Dbl KB RDL
3B) Dbl KB clean
3C) Dbl KB Thruster
3D) Dbl KB bent row
53s for A and B, 45s for C and D

4A) 3:00 AMRAP of burpee broad jumps - 35
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