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Goals? Who needs goals? Just move......

April 19, 2014
Inspires : 0


Supposed to be another nice sunny day! Tiff wants to ride again if we can work it out. Easter at the in-laws later.
We dyed eggs yesterday with real food - beet juice, pom juice, tumeric (yellow), onion skins (orange), spinach (green). My beet juice was watered down so that did not work, pom juice either. The spinach turned the eggs a streaky, light army green which Gabe really liked but not Grace. Tumeric and onion skins worked great though.
Foot was sore yesterday, wore the brace more. Wore it on the bike and my foot actually felt better after the ride. Weird. It is tricky to get the brace on just right but when I do it is pretty comfortable. The only things I know - my foot gets sore with time on my feet, ice makes it feel better.
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RUNNING AROUND

April 18, 2014
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Shoulders n core circuit
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Emergence of the Butterfly Fairy

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 1


Positive:
Enjoyed a cup of coffee while enjoying the quiet of the house!
Bought a new dress and shoes for Easter. The dress even came from a store that wasn't goodwill. 
Had a lunch date with Austin, Trevor and Timothy
Recognized that when I was strong M pulled away.  I AM STRONG!
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InnerAthlete

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 1


Slept in 'til almost noon, but feel much better. Looks like I'm entering the resume vortex-of-suck with Case again. There's a plastics place in Missoula that looks to have some openings and he has 9.5 years experience with an applicable Associates degree. It's $481/month in gas alone (86 miles away), plus a minimum of 2:45 daily commute time. I'm fairly certain he hasn't done the math. Pointing that out would make me the enemy in this I'm sure. He also asked me about the teaching scene in Washington (where his brother just moved). I don't really care to know and won't be finding out, unless I'm non-renewed next year. He says he's not sure he would even take the plastics job in Missoula even if it was offered to him, but maybe it would help him feel less "stuck".         
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Goals? Who needs goals? Just move......

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 3


Sitting outside on the patio last night watching the kids play and hubby says "My stress level has decreased dramatically and it's all because of that little girl" pointing at Grace. Feels good that my efforts for this diet are validated. I get a lot of questioning comments giving me the impression that the people making the comments feel we are depriving Gracie or whatever. Stuff like "she can't have xyz, even just a little?" Or better yet people lately just giving her crap when I am not around. All you have to do is sit home with us on a night when she is having a reaction - see her unravel, get herself a time out then fall apart some more while she bawls about how she hates all of us and herself. Have you ever heard your child scream that they hate themselves? It is heart wrenching. Then listen to her scream through the night and deal with all her potty accidents. The food is not a treat, it is like poisen to her. It may not be for your kid and that is great but don't mess with mi[...]
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Training for Peace

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 1

It was raining this morning so I did not get a run in. I was waiting on my new running shoes to get in so I would have a spare, they came in this afternoon. Going to start breaking in the new shoes next week on the shorter runs, not really wanting to break a pair in on a 10.5 mile run.

Added some shoulder exercises and modified the workout a little. Trying to strike a balance between muscles for dryland swim training and strength training.
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High Altitude

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 0


Bonked a bit on my ride today. First climb was great, went downhill from there. I was feeling kind of bad about it, but then I realized I've strung together pretty decent workouts for the past 9 days, and my entire lower body is sore - my muscles are probably ready for a break! We have a bunch of different stuff going on with friends and family tomorrow, so I'm going to take the day off, eat crappy food, relax for a day. :)
Figuring out my trip to Vermont in June. Flights to Albany from Denver are so freaking expensive - seems like a waste just for a couple of days, but I kind of feel like I should be there for this show. I've got a gallery that owes me a couple thousand dollars right now (finally sent me a check and then it bounced - grrr!), and Nate's got a few houses that are going to be a couple months behind schedule, so we're trying to be tight with money right now until we both get paid. Kind of makes it seem silly to blow a bunch of money going to an art show that I only ha[...]
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Speed Kills.

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 4


6:57 AM: Oh boy. My knee is swollen and stiff. Huge. Not sore, though, so I suppose that's good. Just swollen, and sort of "hard". Under different circumstances (and on an entirely different appendage, on an entirely different person) swollen and stiff (( AND HUGE!! )) would be great news. On my knee... well, notsomuch. 
10:26 AM: Riding tonight. Knee and all.
3:12 PM: My enthusiasm for bike riding tonight is dwindling by the minute. Would probably do better if I went home, iced my knee and swallowed a handful of Advil before I ride tomorrow. Hmmm. It is gorgeous outside. I should ride bikes. I can't decide.
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@zen_triathlete

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 0

Chest back and abs
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2014 Happy Trails

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 0

Normally Friday would be a rest day, but wanted to get in a few more miles after missing Wednesday medium run. Took it very easy and mosrtly flat to not beat up the legs for the weekend long runs.
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Find out what I can do

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 1


What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I thought my new computer was all set, but it turns out that somehow in the transfer of iTunes from the old to new a bunch of songs didn't make it.  I spent way too much time fiddling with it today, but I finally got it.  Some bills paid and mail mostly done.  It sure takes a long time to get things done.  It seems like there is an endless list of chores.  Need to call AT&T and see if I can get my internet bundled with everything else and renew my business phone contract.  Little things that take time. I was hoping to get my desk cleared off today, and the old computer put away till I'm ready to take it to the mountain home.
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Let the 2014 Season begin!

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 2

Stats taken after ride and before dinner, %water 60.3. Following the schedule today. I had thought about just an easy spin but didn't want to set up the CT and thought a quick ride outside would work although it was a bit chilly out (mid-50s). It was easy to get in some warmer riding clothes. Nothing special though, just out to Mountaindale and looping back for a little over an hour ride.

Tomorrow: Will do the Half Mary distance run at Antietam I did last month. Good hills and good course for the most part. Frederick Half is in 2 weeks.

Sunday: First of long bricks - 40/3 on 193. Knoxville is in 5 weeks.

Monday: off

legs and abs
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I like my IMs how I like my steak: still Moo-ing

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 2


Fun workout today. That hit the spot :)

Set 1: 4 rounds - 12:00 time cap
A) HSPUs (max rd 1, submax rds 2-4) - 11,7,6,6
B) Step Box jump x2 @ 24"

Set 2: 12:00 time limit - Find 3 rep max BB Front Squat
2 sets of 5 light then worked up to 135#. Finally figured out the grip and where to position the bar so these were much more comfortable

Set 3: For time - 12:24
A) American Swings w/ 53# KB x 30
B) Single Arm OH Lunge w/ 53# KB x30
C) Toes to Bar x30
D) Goblet Squats w/ 53# KB x30
E) Burpees x30
F) Single Unders x150

Set 4: 6:00 AMRAP
A) Wall Walks x3
B) Jump Lunges x6/side
C) Sit Outs x9/side
Almost finished 5 rds - was 3 sitouts short
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Enjoy the Journey

April 18, 2014
Inspires : 4

So...went to dinner at the Mexican place last night. Service was absolutely atrocious. Our group has been going there for years, so it's not like we just walked in off the streets. Couldn't get a table, couldn't get drinks, no one came to wait on us. my friend Karen is back from her Florida winter and pronounced quite loudly that she was DONE with running, didn't care if she ever ran another step again, blah blah blah. Not sure what has caused this paradigm shift, and she can be a bit dramatic sometimes.

Her husband is very much a runner, has run Boston twice. They met through the running club and their lives have been entwined in this hobby as long as I have known both of them. So it will be interesting to see what happens moving forward.

After hearing Karen's tirade and then not being able to get anything to eat, I drove home and hit McDonalds for a cheeseburger. Yuck...will find some time this evening to run that off.

My sister is showing one of her horses this mor[...]
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