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April 27, 2017
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100 kettlebell swings
100 dips
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April 27, 2017
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We had a small potluck for our department yesterday that went very well. It was good to get to know the new girl Alaina a little better -- she's really quiet and initially I thought that might be due to shyness, but now I think she's just a quiet young lady. I'm impressed with her confidence and people handling skills. She sits on the other side of the cubicle from me and yesterday she was taking no from one of the engineers. Some of the engineers like to think they understand software and graphics better than the Marketing staff and try to micromanage things, and that wasn't happening with Alaina. There's a new sheriff in town...

Anyway I ate a ton of delicious stuff at the potluck and went back for seconds on a couple and am having a bit of a sugar hangover. Got home kind of late and squeaked out a short ride on Zwift and started sweating almost immediately. Back on the wagon today....

Strong scary thunderstorms in the area now. My poor Ollie cat is so frightened of wind[...]
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April 26, 2017
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Swimming tonight. Got all dressed up to go into the office. 
  Rest Friday Mexico Freebie day = lift? Long Walk (In Mexico) Shorter Bike Swim  ← Swim (Mexico?)
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April 26, 2017
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PT 60/160/160 + walking lunges
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April 26, 2017
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Interview probably couldn't have gone any better. They said that they are down to me and someone else and that they'll let me know by Monday at the latest. I suppose they actually could offer it first to the other person and end up with me if she declines. I all but nailed the official interview questions and then got to spend about 45 minutes of unstructured time with my potential future colleagues and that went very well. They kept forgetting that I haven't actually been offered the position yet. I could really feel at home and effective there. If not, it has been a positive interview experience and the fact that 30% of our staff are actively interviewing elsewhere has to send some sort of message to the administration that everything might not be as great as they like to pretend.
Quick shout-out to the marvels of YouTube. I had noticed that the humidifier on our furnace system was leaking. NOT GOOD as far as showing the house. I researched and discovered a filter clogg[...]
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April 26, 2017
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I'm unsure what is going to happen this evening. I may walk with the group, I may ride, I may swim. I may win the lotto. However, the percentages are stacked in favor of walking or riding at this point. Lottery winning is pretty much off the table 
Ann really likes going to Treeumph:
   
I believe we have found her happy place. Can't wait until I get back to @treeumph with @annmban ~ #thegroundisoverrated #happyplace #swflorida #funisthebest
A post shared by Chris Banting (@cdban66) on Apr 15, 2017 at 4:39am PDT
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April 26, 2017
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Ugh, total FAIL - went to ship my big OPA painting to Cincinnati, and for some reason it was going to take until Tuesday going UPS ground. It's supposed to arrive by Saturday! So I had to pay for 2-day air. $600 frame. $330 shipping. , this is an expensive show considering I rarely sell a painting at one of these shows!! Hope it gets me some press of some type to make up for it! Guess next time I'll pick up the frame a week early instead of waiting until Monday the week of. I also need to only enter small paintings in these shows, why don't I remember that?!? Lesson learned. I hope.
In other news, I'm on the clean eating wagon this week. In the past few weeks, my weight somehow climbed above 145. I don't know if it was water weight or what, but I like racing below 140, and I've been riding my off lately, so I was NOT happy to see the number on the scale. I've been eating clean the past few days and the number is dropping, but I've got to stick with it for a while. Riding a lot do[...]
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April 26, 2017
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It's funny how things work out. As bad as Monday was for me, yesterday everything fell into place. I had a perfect day, starting with a walk, then spending time with mom, and came home to get a little work done on the farm and in the house. The cardiologist gave me two months to get my lipid numbers down and I found a program called Exercise is Medicine through the new medical center where I go. My doctor sent them a referral and I will get a consultation and short term workout program. I'm not exactly sure it's what I'm looking for, but definitely a step in the right direction.

I worked debugging the house until after 10:00 last night, so I was really tired this morning. I counted 40 stinkbugs that I got from around the windows in the bedroom. I got at least as many out of Fred's office, which is on the same side of the house. For some reason, there are more on the north side of the house. I sprayed the perimeter of the house and around all of the windows. Instead of a walk[...]
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April 26, 2017
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Period AA
Sets 2-3
Reps 15-20
Speed Slow
Recovery 1-1.5'
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April 26, 2017
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Short ride before heading to the docs.
Visit with the doc went well, I need to focus more on strength work but I can start to add the run back in as long as I build slowly and keep it short for a while.  He also suggested the treadmill to add some cushioning. 
So, as long as the pain and numbness stays away, I am good.
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April 26, 2017
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Dear allergy season, YOU SUCK.  I sure would like to get through my cardio workouts without coughing up half a lung!
One of my coworkers had a death in the family--she lives fairly close to me so I went down to the viewing.  The whole time I was there I kept hearing odd music and thought "this is really weird for a funeral home to play". Got out to my car and realized that I somehow hit the iTunes on my phone.  Took forever to shut it off.  Another friend from work went with me--she about peed her pants laughing at me!!  Thankfully the volume was not loud, just enough to know it was there.
 

Ab ripper X
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April 26, 2017
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I must grocery shop this evening. We are out of everything!

lunch
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April 26, 2017
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P90X3: Eccentric Lower
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April 26, 2017
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Missed my allergy shot, the pool was booked today for swim races, but I did get my hair done??
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April 26, 2017
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Good run. with 5 one minute pick ups.
Kept hr down as well!!!
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