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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 3


Catching up on inspires while I can Sweet Potatoes. An hour and a half of sitting here waiting.......
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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 0


So today is the first day of the rest of my life.  I've been pretty much on work-out break since my last IM, and need to get back into a fitness routine.  But I've sure been enjoying the down time!  It has been nice to sleep later and go straight home from work. Pete and I spent Halloween in Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestown.  Then we entered his Golden Retriever, Coley, in a dog show in Winston-Salem and he won not one, but two blue ribbons!  We also got to enjoy walking around Old Salem while there.  
Now we are moving into the holiday season with much to be thankful for.  Things are better than ever at my office, my son is a VERY successful young man and will be home for Thanksgiving, and Pete and I have reached a point where our relationship is stronger than ever (thanks to a needed push).
Now I just need to get my fitness mojo back so I can at least enter some run races.  I also intend to sign up for some recreational classe[...]
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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 0


Need to ride my bike sometime today, but I'm guessing the trails up here are muddy? Might head down the hill and ride my road bike??
Getting back on the wagon with clean eating. I've been eating all sorts of crap the past month or so (birthday cake, bread, dessert, crackers, blah), and my body isn't completely happy. Knees and feet are achy, which for me is a #1 sign of inflammation - I haven't been running enough to actually expect aches and pains. So, cleaning it up - back to veggies and meat and good fats. Made a huge pot of chili and soup to freeze yesterday, cooking turkey breast and veggies in the crockpot today. Will log food for a bit to keep on track.
FOOD:
B - sauteed onions/peppers, sausages, coffee x2
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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 2

Heading out to brunch with friends this morning. I don't think there are steps in the restaurant between the tables and the food.

I've been watching some good (and not so good) stuff on Netflix. Latest movie was a documentary called Sick and Tired and Fat about a guy who got sick and then went on a 60 day juice diet to reclaim his health. Also watched a documentary about a guy who built his tiny house on the back of a trailer. Very cool. I've been wanting to see Blacklist, so I gave a couple of episodes a try. Although I love the theme, it's just too violent for me, so I had to pull the plug.
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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 5


Miss Thing has been sick for a few days, she went to student health clinic on Friday and they sent her out with a Netti pot.  She felt worse yesterday but she wouldn't let us pick her up.  We left to get her around 6:45 this morning when her fever went higher.  She has seen a Dr now and has prescriptions for antibiotics, steroid burst pack and cough syrup with codeine.  We'll drive her back to campus this afternoon.  
I will probably so dome videos to work out.  
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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

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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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 0


nice morning for a run.  a full 17 degrees warmer this morning.  legs are a tad fried, particularly the it bands/hip flexors.  
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November 22, 2014
Inspires : 0

Got the 225x2 very well, and also the 2x295 on incline. Doing pull ups while trying to hold a 20lb dumbbell between my feet was tough, though. More for the balance than the strrength
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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 3


P90X3 - Day 42
Although a bit hot and sweaty, this workout was doable inside the RV.  No jumping so there was room enough.  A bit of a challenge with Molly trying to help me with the pushups and floor flys though. 
I think how this week will go will be some days P90X3 and run on the others.  Then when we get home I will simply repeat this week. 
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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Travel to DC to visit my sister and family for Thanksgiving.
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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Weight 150.0/154.7 (17.6% BF) in AM.

Almost 15 lbs lighter than the last time I did the Turkey Tri (2010).
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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Only had it in me for 2 sets today. Remind me not to accidentally schedule two strength workouts in a row.
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November 22, 2014
Inspires : 1


I had a visit from my dad today (deceased since 2001) and he says it is time to turn the page to the next chapter of life. So here goes!

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November 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Pilates, hip exercises and stretching
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November 22, 2014
Inspires : 0


Feeling good that I've got a decent streak of workouts going this month. This is the time of year that I tend to fall apart with workouts - the weather gets cruddy and the kids get busy with school stuff and I lose motivation. I looked over last year's logs and I really fell off the wagon in Nov/Dec/Jan. I'm hoping I can keep this up throughout the winter and go into next year's race season with a much better base than I did this year. I'm also hoping to do a few fatbike races in the mountains, so that will help too.
Spent the day doing my grocery shopping, cooking a bunch of freezer meals, and tracking down cheap furniture for Nate's parents' house up in Granby. The haven't been able to sell it and it's empty, so we figure we should furnish it and use it as a place to crash during ski season. Scored a queen bed for $50, and a couch and loveseat for free. Yay for Facebook, and having a big truck! We'll take the stuff up there this week and do some fatbiking or snowshoeing.

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