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April 5, 2020
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8.5 hours of activity this week. Crazy!
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April 5, 2020
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I guess I will suck it up and go get groceries this morning.......
That was stressful. People are wearing masks here now. They only allow a certain number of people in the store at one time. We were there almost when they opened so it was fine but every time someone walked by me I turned my back and flinched. I avoided people whenever possible. Took my shoes off in the car and left them in the garage. Showered as soon as I came home and put all my clothes in the laundry. DH left his shoes on and walked all over the house putting groceries away so then I sanitized all the floors/counters/ switches etc. Followed all of that up with a lecture to both kids about personal responsibility to eat sensibly, ration and not gorge, eat when your hungry not because your bored, learn to cook things from scratch and the very clear warning that Dad and I will NOT be going back anytime soon. 
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April 5, 2020
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Saturday turned into kind of a sloth day --- my seasonal allergies have been kicking in and it was a cold, overcast day. Cleaned the house and that was about the extent of any activity. Today is supposed to be a nicer day weather-wise, with sunshine and warmer temps. Have a bike ride planned, just need to figure out wind direction and route.
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April 5, 2020
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Averaged 26.02 miles of running the last two weeks.
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April 5, 2020
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They closed all the cemeteries which I totally get but it does make it more challenging to walk the pooches with all the peeps walking in the hood.  Zig zagging all over the streets.  At times like this I wish we had a proper back yard.  Ours is a paved patio with some planters and our dogs need to walk in order to... They've been peeing a lot in the planters so I can't help but wonder if anything will grow back there this summer!  Hubby did a bunch of stuff on the honey-do list and now we have some nice lights out there so I'll get it all cleaned up so we have some outdoor lounge space.  Funny how it's so beautiful this April when all other years it seemed a rainy mess.

FULL BODY CIRCUIT - 3 SETS OF EACH:
12 reps: Band Pull Aparts Underhand
1': Abdominal Plank on 4 Feet
10 reps per side: Kettlebell Split Squat Pass Under 7.5#
15 reps: Bicep Curl 10#
12 reps: 1 Arm DB Push Jerk 13#
20 reps: Alternated Overhead DB Triceps Extension 7.5#
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April 5, 2020
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chest back abs
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April 5, 2020
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It's overcast and rainy today, guess I'll find other areas to clean around here. The bathrooms got cleaned, and I did the floor in the laundry room that was looking a little sad.
I googled how to remove the dip mani a week or so ago. Finally got the nerve to attempt it, I feared I wouldn't get all the polish off. In reality, there was a bit of the basecoat still left on, but I ran out of nail polish remover. I managed to repaint them and while they don't look great, they are better than nothing. I had to trim them way down, once they get too long there's a lot of typos plus right now it means less opportunity for germs to hang out under the nails.
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April 5, 2020
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Gonna do my long run in loops around  the house ... the plan calls for 1:45... haven't left my own yard since last sunday's run. Going early should be good for distancing. 

I felt really good about today's run. I felt really good and had no issues doing the hour and 45 mins but in reality i don't need to do that sort of length of run right now. It's a bit of a reckoning time to figure out what i 'should' do. I hate the word should because it's a source much guilt and self-flagellation but i don't need to be killing myself going to into a HIM build for a race that very likely (almost certainly) won't be happening. So i need to figure out either:
1. a realistic base building program to keep my bike and run in order, or
2. start 80 Day Obsession a program i had my eye on to start after my HIM... see my 2020 list above

At this time i think i am going to go with number 2. i have time to do it, i have great space to do it and will feel better about the at-home workouts. I[...]
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April 5, 2020
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Helped my parents clean the house. They are so funny! They supervised my cleaning. Seriously- my dad walked behind me as I was using the vacuum cleaner.
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April 5, 2020
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Housecleaning today.  Tried to watch our church's online service and had to turn it off I was cringing so bad.  They had the regular band play and all of the vocalists and guitarists were standing super close together singing in their mics and I was like this is how you spread it people!!!  Just put the dog down for a 3 hour nap.  His behavior has been deteriorating since we've been home so much and we're realizing it's because he's not napping.  So, like a toddler, he has to have an afternoon nap every day lol!
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April 5, 2020
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Rainy day. Glad we got a lot accomplished in the past couple of days. My back and shoulder were screaming at me last night. Today, I've got some cooking to do that I've been putting off this week. I'll make some mini turkey meatloaves & protein muffins to eat this week. I also need to get back into an office mode. Even though the deadline was moved out to July, I have no intention of doing tax returns all summer!

I discovered that no matter how easy I go on the bike, I cannot ride every day or it gets my knee cranked up. I'm going to try alternating bike and treadmill this week to see how it feels. I've been half-assing my workouts. I'm going to really try to tune out the outside world this week and focus on what needs to be done. Focusing on fear does nothing but make me very unproductive.
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April 4, 2020
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Sun is back out and my mood is so much better. Hopefully the snow will melt fast! Spring snowstorms are not my jam when we're all stuck at home.
Nate's grouting the showers today. Tomorrow I'll have to paint baseboard, and probably need to finish painting the walls at some point. Today I'm going to tackle the laundry and get stuff cleaned up. I didn't get to do much cleaning this week while trying to juggle Owen's schooling with art and exercise. 
My legs and arms are so sore from yesterday's TRX workout! It didn't even seem very hard! Especially my glutes. It was mostly an upper body workout, but the workout had lunges in between all the upper body sets. They didn't feel that hard since you're holding the straps for balance, but I guess they worked me over pretty well. Looking forward to keeping this up! I have it set up in the basement next to my studio, and can easily pop over and do a 20 minute workout in between paintings. 

TRX Upper Body workout. I was going to[...]
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April 4, 2020
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The local Kroger was stripped bare of cleaning products. I'm glad people are taking things seriously and are (for the most part) adhering to the stay at home orders, cleaning things and the like. However, I just spent $200 on cleaning products from Amazon. I had to order a 6-pack of cleanser spray so I'll have enough to last a while--but they only had it in 6 or 12 pack quantities. No single packs.  Oh well, I have storage in my garage that will be used for the surplus.
I'm in the camp that says while it's nice enough to ride the bike trails that I won't. I'm concerned that first, the bathrooms are not being cleaned at the trailhead (gross) and who knows who/ what is there! Second, if I crash on an intersection or something my care takes PPE from the already depleted supplies my coworkers depend on. I'll gladly suffer on the trainer for the safety of healthcare workers.
As some of you may know, my family lives in the Albany, NY area. My older brother works for New York State[...]
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April 4, 2020
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Busy day! Went to moms this morning. She was alert and doing well, but more restless and nervous than normal, which made me more restless and nervous! Stopped at the home of two of my SO bowlers. I spoke to the mom on the phone the other day and she let me know that it was her daughter's birthday coming up. Though the conversation, I found out that she really misses going to the developmental center and playing with the wii. Mine has been sitting in the basement for more than 10 years with very little use so I took it over and left if on her porch. I told them the only stipulation was if she quit using it, she had to pass it onto someone who would really enjoy having it.

Yesterday, I painted the board that will hold the pool electrical panel. It was such a nice day that while the paint dried, I took advantage of soaking up some sun (see pic below for luxurious conditions!). Fred tore out the pool pump and the little pool house and today, the electrician got the wiring run and Fred p[...]
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April 4, 2020
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It was not very nice weather here yesterday and I had the BLAHS. I'm not even sure it was 40 degrees and it was misting rain most of the day. Yuck. I slept until 5:15 at least. That's better than 3:45. 
I procrastinated a workout all day and had planned to ride my bike on the trainer but I sat around a lot working on the computer and didn't have very many steps so I didn't want to sit more on the bike. 
Spent the early morning working on google slides for lessons next week just like I normally would. I figure if parents or students log on to google classroom they can use the slides even if I'm not there to teach them. Cleaned and disinfected light switches, door knobs and kitchen counters. Vacuumed, mopped the dining room, replaced the drawer pulls on Moms desk that I refinished. 
Finally at 4:00 I got up to workout. 
My kids want groceries but I just went less than a week ago. They don't seem to register that it is really not even safe for Dad and I to be[...]
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