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March 19, 2019
Inspires : 0

Abs 200

2 RDS
Lat pull down 80/10
Single arm DB row 40/8

2 RDS
Straight arm lat pull down 40/15
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March 19, 2019
Inspires : 0


    Monday OTF St. Charles (5:45 PM)
 Tuesday rest. Massage.  ♥  ←
   Wednesday Peloton @ Office 
   Thursday OTF St. Charles (8:45 AM)
   Friday Easy Trainer Ride @ Home 
   Saturday OTF Wheaton (7:35 AM)
   Sunday OTF St. Charles  (9:00 AM
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March 18, 2019
Inspires : 4



Feeling a little run down. Not sure why as I have been getting plenty of sleep and I've been eating well. We use so many antibacterial wipes @ OTF I can't imagine I'd be ABLE to pick up a bug there. I'll go tonight and then make the most of my rest day tomorrow. Massage is going to be great. I need it.
I have found all kinds of OTF branded quotes and memes and stuff online. Take this for example:
I prefer to live life at an aggressive push pace. LOL.
    Monday OTF St. Charles (5:45 PM)
 Tuesday rest. Massage.  ♥
   Wednesday Peloton @ Office 
   Thursday OTF St. Charles (8:45 AM)
   Friday Easy Trainer Ride @ Home 
   Saturday OTF Wheaton (7:35 AM)
   Sunday OTF St. Charles  (9:00 AM
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March 18, 2019
Inspires : 5

First open water ocean swim planned at La Jolla Shores this evening. I am looking forward to the swim, but dreading the cold ocean temp (57 degrees). Need to adjust to wetsuit swimming and chilly water.
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March 18, 2019
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Crunch.
1/2 of Finish Up, and at 2.5Lbs, No Extra
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March 18, 2019
Inspires : 1


All those miles I logged paid off but BARELY. We pulled ahead from behind the other team and are leading by just 1.5 miles. Wow - so many times I wanted to quit but gritted it out last week and now I'm so glad I did. That 15 miles on Saturday with the dog outside I was ready to quit at 10 miles, then 12 miles but just kept on going. 
Challenge rules this week - no ellpitical miles can be counted YAY. That alone is some great news after last week. Now top that off with swim counts x 4. Well now that suits me just fine! Bike is still restricted to the point of being almost pointless - can count 1/4 of what you ride. So for perspective I typically ride around 16 miles in an hour - that would only count as 4 miles. Well heck I can run farther than that in an hour. We'll see how much swimming I can get done this week I guess! 
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March 18, 2019
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Totally skipped my 1.5 hr ride yesterday. We went out for dinner and after a couple glasses of wine combined with the worst cramps ever, I just couldn't make myself get on the trainer. Got in bed at 8:30 and I'm pretty sure I was out by 9. Didn't wake up all night - alarm woke me up at 6:30 and Nate had gotten up and left without me noticing! I guess I needed some rest. Today is supposed to be weights but I'll get the ride done today instead. Moab is in 2.5 weeks - gotta be sort of in shape for that! 
Back on the wagon with healthy eating today. Totally fell off the rails last week and this weekend. Since we were doing meals with our friends at the townhome, ended up eating pasta for dinner two nights in a row, drinking way too much wine, eating dessert, and downing a bunch of sour patch kids after my ride on Saturday. I'm pretty sure all of this contributed to how awful I felt last night - sooooo tired - and I'm working too hard on the bike to not be mindful of my nutrition a[...]
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March 18, 2019
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I thought I'd be much more sore today than I am.  I did a few walks to starbucks and feeling better each time.  I signed up for another run bet, so I think I will try to do a recovery jog this afternoon (or... let's get real... tomorrow). 
And.... back to work
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March 18, 2019
Inspires : 4


Race Report is up - feeling OK today, just tired, even though I napped 3 hours yesterday and slept 9 hours last night. Also not happy with my body, weight, etc. especially after looking at my race photos. It makes me sad. But it's kick started my desire to lose those 10 post-IM pounds. Can't believe it's been 6 months and the pounds are still there. Feel so gross. Update: Bought a 3-month BeachBody On Demand membership (first 14 days are a free trial) - I used to LOVE doing T25 workouts, so hoping this will motivate me to do these at home instead of sitting on the couch. Baby steps.
BUT to turn my debbie downer thoughts positive... this coming weekend is looking amazing - highs of 70 and so far no rain in the forecast. My goal is to ride outdoors, probably on the Silver Comet Trail, and that makes me happy.
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March 18, 2019
Inspires : 10


Yes, that is today's countdown.
Our mail away pharmacy screwed up on a medication order for me last week and decided a medication I have been on for many years was no longer allowed. I emailed them and they admitted they messed up, but have yet to fill the order. Who pays for this? ME, by a lack of sleep. This is not pretty.
The hospital I do reviews for is crazy out of control. I had 9 admits from the weekend and not one of them was approvable. I was in their system from  7:45 AM until nearly 4 PM straight. My manager knows the mess they pulled last week too, setting up cases wrong and then getting mad because I reviewed it when it was set to my hospital. I will NOT be missing this foolishness.

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March 18, 2019
Inspires : 5


DAY 1 - Off to a good start.  Exercised, stretched and ate well.  I logged everything in MyFitnessPal - having planned out my menu the night before - and was very diligent in measuring portions etc and when I clicked "Complete Diary" it said that if every day were like today I would be 10# lighter in 5 weeks. That would be SO awesome!!  I wonder if I could just eat the same thing every day for 5 weeks... I actually don't mind eating the same thing for days on end but... 5 weeks?  The other key was not mindlessly stuffing mouthful snacks  down my piehole everytime I walked in the kitchen!!  Those mouthfuls add up!
Pre Workout: Aussie Bite (this was mindless eating & not the greatest start to my day) + 5 strawberries
MidDay: Blender full of spinach, water, seeds, 2 bananas and blueberries
Snack: 4T Hummus & 13 Mary's Seed crackers (yes I actually counted them out)
Dinner: Brown rice, steamed broccoli and tofu w/ mushrooms with Kikoman
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March 18, 2019
Inspires : 5


I came home and had a bunch of chores in mind to do. A friend who's mom is in a bad way (dementia, broken hip, etc.) needed to talk and decompress. I can't say that I missed doing those chores.
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March 18, 2019
Inspires : 1


My glutes are definitely sore from that strength workout. Good stuff though. I also rolled out my lower calf that's been bothering me and it feels lots better too. 
Spent the day on the road yesterday. Drove to get Felicity in Strathroy. Stayed for supper and packed the kids in the car in their jammies. They both slept which was great but Logan did not settle at home. Little turkey was up until 2am. Darren and i are so very tired! 
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March 18, 2019
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√ Strength stuff tonight.

Functional strength: goblet squat, single leg deadlift, monster walk, hip bridges with resistance band, Bulgarian split squats.
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March 18, 2019
Inspires : 6

Spent Sunday traveling home to Illinois from Oklahoma. I had considered driving separately and am so glad I didn't -- it's a long drive and the interstate was very crowded.

Land Run 100 was a tough race -- part of that because it's so early in the season but also it's just a difficult race. The hills were relentless. My Garmin ended up with 7000 feet of climbing. There were sections of mud, deep sand, some river crossings and some singletrack with a lot of rocks thrown in. A little bit of everything. I wish I could have gone a bit faster but looking at my age group results, I came in right in the middle, so I guess everyone was struggling.

Today my back is tight and my legs are sore. Probably as much from the long car ride as the race itself.

AFTERNOON UPDATE -
The Salsa "Chase the Chaise" group was at Land Run. They target 6 or 7 gravel races and drag an old fashioned chaise lounge out to a spot in the last part of the race, along with a photography setup, and take [...]
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