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June 22, 2017
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Burning, weeding, painting, and a sculpture hanging happening today!

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June 22, 2017
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8:22 PM: Taking my rest day today. My legs feel like two cement pillars, and I COULD NOT get out of bed this morning. Will have to figure out a pool in Spokane since I have all this extra time to burn there. Can do long swim there before I board my flight. Then do long walk on Saturday and long ride Sunday, and hard collapse on Monday. I think the optional swim isn't going to happen this week. Maybe neither of the optional workouts. Well I guess that's why they're optional. 
8:47 AM: Registered for the Door County Half Ironman. I'm going to slog through the whole thing. This will give me a chance to see how my legs do. Hopefully my wetsuit fits.  Short Walk 3-4 miles  Long Walk 9 miles  
Short Swim (2300-2500)  Long Swim (3200-3600)  Short Bike (25-30 miles)  Optional Swim (easy easy)  Optional Walk (easy easy easy to post office no longer) Long Bike (Swedish Days 100) 6/25/2017 Work Travel Thursday night→Friday night Rest Day ([...]
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June 22, 2017
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Pray I don't lose my shyte with her...Going to try some role play before we start to see if she gets it.

Lean Circuit 2
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June 22, 2017
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Feel better today, not 100% but better. Not much energy so far but my stomach is not revolting. 
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June 21, 2017
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Adonis: Muscle Gain
Week 11 Day 3
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June 22, 2017
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Good, albeit short, ride last night. I want to double up that ride, but that may have to wait until after I return from our trip.
   
Fun ride last night. It certainly helped wash away the day. If you look close, you'll see that the sign says Six Flags. That drop to the left is a pretty good one. * #mtb #singletrack #swflorida #cycling #cyclingshots
A post shared by Chris Banting (@cdban66) on Jun 22, 2017 at 4:18am PDT
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June 21, 2017
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8:41 AM: OK so gonna try that short bike again. Will probably not be 25 full miles. Will use the path, see how it goes. Maybe CX bike or Lucy, if CX is buried under the rest of the bikes. It's the longest day of the year today! Hooooray! 
3:54 PM: Just heard that Trudy crashed her bike today also. Ugh. All my friends are crashing. She separated her shoulder. She will be immobilized for 2 weeks and then see how she does. Boooooo. At least she's not in the hospital. So that's a silver lining I guess. Short Walk 3-4 miles  Long Walk 9 miles  
Short Swim (2300-2500)  Long Swim (3200-3600)  Short Bike (25-30 miles) ← Optional Swim (easy easy)  Optional Walk (easy easy easy to post office no longer) Long Bike (Swedish Days 100) 6/25/2017 Work Travel Thursday night→Friday night Rest Day (Friday if I can make it that long)
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June 21, 2017
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Adventures in traffic last night! I wanted to go to Target to get a natural deodorant I keep seeing online that they allegedly carry - and there was one a few miles from the office so I set out. But my GPS hadn't configured right out of the parking garage so I turned the wrong way and SAT FOR 20 MINUTES. It's fine. Totally normal. I ain't mad at ya Atlanta. But when I got moving, the Target was not where the GPS said it was, so I had to re-route to another Target 20 more minutes away (only a few miles). Finally, inside Target, and they didn't carry the product. LOL! I needed food anyway, but just had to laugh. 
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June 21, 2017
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Foot feeling markedly better.  First of all, when I got home from my run last night it wasn't already hurting.  That is HUGE!  It felt basically normal.   This morning same, and actually my left heel is a bit tender - moreso than the right.   Now I am bummed that my right knee is a hurting a bit - that has to be because of going back to the neutral shoe.  I am thinking of trying my old support shoes for the shorter runs and using the Hokas for the longer ones.  This is a real chicken/egg situation that is hard to figure out. 

The Runners World podcast I listened to today included a reply of a speech on positivity by Deena Kastor. Henceforth I need to think about how I can/will finish the half marathon and not focus on my problems.  
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June 21, 2017
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Lazy this morning. No excuse for why I didn't get up and swim and run. I am now planning to do a strength workout and run this afternoon.

Ended up skipping the run. Long day with work and I was just out of energy.
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June 21, 2017
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Super tired and unmotivated today. Had a good strength workout and a couple of Pop Tarts (dangerous to go to the grocery store in this state of mind) and felt better

strength and plyo
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June 21, 2017
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Yesterday Logan went for his first doctor visit. Well, it's a nurse practitioner but for him it's the same function as a GP. Anyway my 8-week old baby is 14 lbs 5oz an 60 Cm. His height is 99th percentile and weight 93rd. He's sleeping decently ab night but lately mostly cat napping during the day which has its own frustrations. l am super happy with his growth , what more can a Mama want?
 
Also Darren got me this little Asus tablet laptop combo & it's pretty cool: (am writing this entry with the pen.  I like that. It makes it feel more tactile. And it does A pretty good job of converting to text. 
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June 21, 2017
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Signing up for an online meal planning service called The 6 oclock scramble. We are really stuck in a rut with meals around here eating the same boring things over and over and over again. There is a 14 day free trial so if I don't use it or don't like I need to remember to cancel it or I'll be charged for 3 months. Little Miss is having very few food reactions since going gluten free and starting CoEnzyme A  (recommended by several on the Citric Acid forum). 
Ack wound up sick today! First thing in the morning right out of bed I went to WalMart for groceries and got a Starbucks coffee on the way home. Came home and put the groceries away, ate breakfast, drank half the coffee and took an allergy pill and my stomach revolted. Took two doses of Pepto and laid down back in bed for 30 min. Barely ate anything the rest of the day and felt bad but made it through swim lessons ok. I thought it was just the Starbucks but DS threw up at bedtime so maybe we have some kind of a stom[...]
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June 21, 2017
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The bike is in the van for later today. Hopeful, but not too optimistic that the rain will hold out. 
Work has been a clusterf*ck lately (again). I am stuck in a Catch 22 of sorts and have to find a way through this mess.
This conversation when I got home last night just cracked me up:
 
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June 21, 2017
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Good grief. I totally screwed up in my online summer graduate French class. Last week I was working in Cincy and had a paper due Sunday at 1am Eastern time. I turned it in at 12:55 am, but it was just 390 out of the required 700-800 words, no bibliography to explain the cited sources, I totally spaced double-spacing until it was too late and I just had my iPad to work with so it was in Google Docs instead of Word. I know this is bad because every time I see a little "new mail" red circle notification on my University of New Orleans email app my heart races and I feel ill. The one saving grace is that I did decent prep work. What's there is about the best I'm capable of writing under most circumstances. Bad news is that the one paper is worth 20% of the course grade. If I don't straighten up I could end up having spent money on a course that isn't going to count towards my dual-credit qualification or for anything for that matter and could land me in academic probation. So m[...]
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