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August 15, 2017
Inspires : 1

Squats: 30 reps
Plank: 60-second hold
Crunches: 25 reps
Jumping jacks: 55
Lunges: 15
Wall-sits: 60-second hold
Sit-ups: 55 reps
Butt-kicks: 35 reps
Hip Bridges: 30
Push-ups: 10 reps
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August 15, 2017
Inspires : 0

Day#002

Last night when I got home, things seemed better. My wife wanted to hug me and perhaps she was feeling guilty because she knew my feelings were hurt. Nevertheless, after my son went to bed, it was back to giving me the cold shoulder. This morning was not much better.

I realize that at this point I have 87 days until my next check up with the doctor. That is three months to get a really good bill of health. I have about 20 days until my next blood work, which is not a great amount of time, but it certainly is better than nothing. I have been putting things off, and now what I want in life might be out of my reach. However, as of this morning, I will not give up without a fight.


Good weights.
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August 15, 2017
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7:14am: Back at the office. *sigh*  Re-entry after having so much fun is always a little bit difficult. Also, I've had a headache since Saturday afternoon, which is me off a little.
I'm considering half marathon training. Just thought I'd throw that out there so when I look back at my logs to see when the madness started, I'd have some idea.
Walk/run thing after work. Even if my head is still throbbing (if I still have a headache, I'll use the treadmill instead of being outside in the sun).
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There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.
-- Mary Anne Radmacher
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August 15, 2017
Inspires : 2

Feeling a bit better today but just run down. Also figured out that the "spotting" I am having is from the new migraine medicine. While I haven't had a migraine in 3 weeks that I have been on it - My friend Mr. Google tells me that the med "shouldn't" interfere with my birth control under 200mg. I am on 50mg and causing spotting starting this past Sunday. Called the doc today and asked for a different med. I am not taking the chances. I take it before bed and wake up each morning with all 10 fingers tingling until about 10am each morning. Not to the point I can't do anything but to the point that it is noticeable. That is not a normal side effect. The better sleep is not a normal side affect so I don't need the not normal side affect of being pg added in. So going back to the amitriptyline and raising it from 25mg to 50mg and see if that helps.
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August 15, 2017
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Short run today, just to do something. I need to pick up something from a friend nearby so making that into my mission on foot.  Approx ~3 miles.
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August 15, 2017
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Last day of summer vacation for me. The kids have tomorrow off but they will go to the inlaws. I wanted to do something fun but they were sticks in the mud. I had to take the dog to the vet right in the middle of the day anyway so we couldn't go very far even if they would have cooperated. Dog is fine, just routine check up and shots. 
I'm going to switch to doing the muscle building workouts every other day I think. At least that is what I'm doing today because I still want to run this evening and don't want to do 3 workouts!
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August 15, 2017
Inspires : 1

Heading out to burn slab wood and brush this morning. Also, day 2 of scrubbing the pool sides. Even though I get to do it from inside the pool, this job is brutal on my shoulders. Hopefully, I'll be finished with both by mid to late afternoon and I can spend the rest of the day singing on my lawn mower. :)
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August 15, 2017
Inspires : 0

50 pullups
75 high pulls
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August 15, 2017
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Chest, hips, and hamstrings
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August 15, 2017
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Well, I did ride this morning.  Not showing up anywhere other than strava.  Must not have happened!
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August 15, 2017
Inspires : 8


Will do the yoga at lunch. Need to get my dinner into the crockpot.
Damn, I rushed downstairs, got everything together & John comes out to remind me he has a dinner meeting with a rep tonight.  Oh well, it will be ready for tomorrow.
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August 15, 2017
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Arms, juggling, and boxing.
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August 14, 2017
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Boxing, arms, and juggling.
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August 15, 2017
Inspires : 2


Today was more walk than run. The ankle that I rolled a while back is almost right, although still not there. Hurts to run, twinges to walk, nothing when I ride. So tonight may be a fixie ride, you know, just for fun. Or a swim. 
Who am I kidding, I think I have lap swimming allergies.
I have been working with some of our task automation software again. It is a job I really enjoy and one that can really help a business save money on mindless tasks. I can see great potential in it, but there are a few caveats. I may dig into it more and see how much deeper it can go.
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August 14, 2017
Inspires : 0

Took today off. Physically feel fine, but mentally just overwhelmed by the big training ahead these next 2 weeks. Crotch skin is fine, but just sore--not excited to get back into the saddle...

I did pick up my bike on the way home from work, tho...Looks brand new! For $430 it almost is! Had full tune up: wheels trued, new tubes and tires, drive train cleaned, new 28-11 (upgrade from my 27-12) cassette, new chain, and new handlebar wrap. Stuck with the Continental Gatorskins (regular ones, not the hard). Kept the old 53-39 crank as well (can't afford another $150!). Looking forward to seeing what the new gears do for me, but just don't wanna get on that seat!

Wetsuit hicky is all scabbed up. It's pretty big--1.5x 1/2 inch--hope it heals by Saturday!
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