• 3h 56m
  • 60.00 miles
  • 15.25 Mi/hr

Biked south to Del Mar and climbed Torrey Pines. Biked around UCSD and then back down Torrey Pines. Met Jay and we did the inland Elfin Forest loop. I did a few extra miles along the coast to finish the ride. Just over 3,600 ft of climbing. Feel sluggish.

  • 43m
  • 4.72 miles
  • 09m 06s /Mi

Brick run along coast.

Doc sent me for blood work yesterday after my appointment to test thyroid levels and some other things. My medication dosage has been increased very slightly. Blood results should be back by Wednesday and I have a follow-up appointment with doc on Thursday to discuss. If my levels are in range, the plan is to keep on on the slightly increased dose for another few weeks. If I still am not feeling better then I should go to an Endocrine specialist that can work with me on a different type of thyroid medication (natural vs synthetic). I have very mixed feelings about this. Just hoping the increased dose will help.
Oh - the doc also wanted to discuss my allergy and asthma medications since I was wheezing and coughing. I can't deal with that now, too. One thing at a time. I know things are not the best, but I am hoping some of this pollen will go away and it will get better. It doesn't help that the condo we rent doesn't have A/C (not many places along the coast have it since it is not really needed). Since I work from home, I am basically in the outside air all day since the window/french doors are always open.

Taper workout today.

  • 40m

Instead of swimming.

Very frustrated! Only 1 lifeguard showed up this morning and the pool requires 2 guards to open. No swim! This has been occurring more frequently and today many of us were very upset. I already sent an email discussing this issue to the Y and am calling the aquatics director today. Due to how upset the group was this morning, I expect there are going to be a lot of calls.

Doc appointment this afternoon.

Summer hours at work started this week so we can work 4 nine hour days and then work 4 hours on Fridays. I am looking for a new job. Not full scale serious hunting, but have talked to a few recruiters and am looking at job postings.

  • 2h 00m
  • 30.65 miles
  • 15.32 Mi/hr


  • 48m 25s
  • 5.10 miles
  • 09m 29s /Mi

brick run

Meeting up with Monica & Erika (friends from my old work) today for lunch.

  • 1h 00m
  • 3200.00 yards
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2 X 500
200 kick
200 pull
100 back
5 X 100 @ !:30
200 CD

  • 41m 40s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 08m 19s /Mi


Made a doc appointment for Friday to discuss the thyroid medication. I am sure I will need to have blood work done next week to check my levels to determine if a dose adjust is needed. If my levels are showing that I am in normal range being on such a low dose, then I am going to question even being on the medication since I am having no relief of any of the symptoms. I wish I could have the blood work done prior to the doc appointment so I wouldn't have to see the doc, then have blood work, and then see the doc again. Waste of time and waste of co-pay.

  • 1h 22m
  • 8.45 miles
  • 09m 42s /Mi

Lunch run along the coast.

Had an hour trainer ride on the schedule this morning, but I decided an extra 1.5 hours of sleep was more important. I was very tired and had a horrible headache when I woke up at 4:00. Feeling better now. I do have a run that I am planning on doing during a late lunch today.

  • 2h 00m
  • 30.23 miles
  • 15.11 Mi/hr


  • 50m
  • 2475.00 yards
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La Jolla Shores ocean swim. Good group. Water temp 65 degrees - much warmer than yesterday.

The movie was so funny - I really enjoyed it.

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