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January 27, 2021
Inspires : 1


NC's stay-at-home order/curfew extended until the end of February.
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January 27, 2021
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Knee is still bothering me a little today. Seriously, if a one-mile run does me in, this is going to be a long year.... I'm going to bike today after work and do strength tomorrow, so at least I don't have to run again until Friday. Hopefully things will be feeling fine by then.
Also, totally random, but our Community Team at work (the one that used to plan our breakfasts, "arts & crafts," and social hours, etc.) has been doing virtual events since the pandemic started. Today's was a tour of the Pearl Harbor museum and memorial with one of the Park Rangers there. So Dave and I watched that at 11am today. It was really interesting and makes me want to go to Hawaii.  It was sunrise there when the video started and looked beautiful! Work has been so crazy this week that I was really glad I could carve this time out! 
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January 27, 2021
Inspires : 12


Today is my sweet Ellie Mae's GOTCHA DAY! Two years with my sassy sausage. I love her so much. Will post a pic once I do my hair and wake her up from her morning snoozle. I'm also going to make her a "pup-cake" as a treat tonight (peanut butter, applesauce, egg type of creation). I don't know her actual birthday, so we celebrate her Gotcha Day instead (I think she's about 10 now). I'm so happy my sister saw her on a random Florida County humane society website and gently sent me the link. It was meant to be.
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January 27, 2021
Inspires : 2

Got a friend who used to teach swim lessons to help me out - now just to find a place to swim that is open right now. Since Austin is still category 5 for covid a lot of things are closed. Completed the 150 miles for the Raven Resolution Challenge tonight :)
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January 27, 2021
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YMCA 5x5 W4/D2 BS, OHP, DL
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January 27, 2021
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Did the course the first time and my hamstring felt good so I did it again.  I think its healed but I am still paranoid.  

Trek on the trainer for the bike.  Easy pace to make it a brick. 
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January 27, 2021
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Upper body with Sydney.
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January 27, 2021
Inspires : 8

Run planned for after work today. The weather is saying there will be a winter mix this afternoon. I am hoping this ends up being snow and not rain/ice as I am really wanting to run outside. I will run in the snow, but not in cold, icy rain.
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January 27, 2021
Inspires : 3


6:30am: Well, it's as done a deal as can be at this point -- I booked my place to stay in Manitou Springs for the month of June! I'm excited and nervous and have a ton a stuff to do before then. While I've (almost) always lived on my own as an adult, I've never spent any measurable time away from the Chicago area, where all my friends and family are. This will be such an adventure!
In other news, yoga makes me sore. In a good way, mostly, but still. 
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Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.
-- Bruce Lee
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January 27, 2021
Inspires : 5


Still 8 months to marathon and I am already wondering if the virus will end up screwing me up.  Now the promise is "most vaccinated by end of summer".   Am I included in the most?   Can I go if I am not vaccinated?  Do I want to?  It's going to be a long 8 months... I need to limit these musing to once a month.

Full body - Body weight on Peloton
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January 27, 2021
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OK so everything is messed up... I am in a 9 AM OTF class tomorrow, but I realized it's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN day and I generally avoid that day, as a slow runner.  
For the tread portion of Catch Me If You Can, the coach will call a minimum distance that you have to be at periodically. If you're not at that distance or higher, you are done on the treads for the day and move to a rowing and BW squat rotation for the remainder of the block. If you manage to make it to the 2.8 miles at minute 20, you get to keep running until minute 22 (not sure why the block isn't 23 minutes). 
Note that if you're not ahead of the minimums by minute 17, you can't possibly make the cut at minute 20 because the treads don't go that fast. Power walkers are at a 5% incline and the distance goals are half. Maybe I just do the power walking distances. I should have checked the intel before re-arranging my whole week! 
Slept until 9 AM today. That's 11ish hours, since we went to[...]
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January 27, 2021
Inspires : 3


I didn't have ANY Diet Coke at work Monday, yesterday or so far (and none to be had) today. I did get a drive-thru one Monday for while I was cleaning and yesterday when I go Taco Time, but actually turned around when I was heading to the grocery store to restock Monday. Considering I can still only just barely taste or smell post-Covid, this could be the time. I like the feel of a cold can and the fizz so did get some La Croix (which I tried about every flavor in pregnancy prep and first trimester with no luck). Weirdly my motivation doesn't have anything specifically to do with the chemicals, but rather the cephalic insulin response (which to avoid also means no natural zero calorie sweeteners either). I've been listening to the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast (Gin Stephens) and am about at the place to be willing to at least restrict the Diet Coke to eating times. I do think that means not having it in the house though and certainly means not packing it fo[...]
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January 27, 2021
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1 set

No lower

Tri kickbacks
Bent row
Rev bicep curl
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January 27, 2021
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It might be the fact that my house is a construction zone/mess, but my motivation is completely gone this month. I was really happy with my consistency on the bike in November and December and I was finally making some fitness gains. Then the New Year hit and my motivation went poof!! Forced myself on the bike for an easy 30 minutes last night, just because I know a body in motion stays in motion, and if I just work on consistency I'll get back to it. Ended up adding on a 20 minute interval workout afterwards - felt better once I was pedaling. 
Have BOTH kid at school today for the first time in a couple of months!! Owen has been in school this whole time since he goes to a private school, but Aspen has been home since early November. I'm super happy for her that she's back, even if it's hybrid (2 days a week). I'm celebrating by locking myself in the studio to finish my horse commission. Should be able to get it done today. 
After school, have to take Owen down the hil[...]
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January 27, 2021
Inspires : 1

My Covid test came back negative - yay! Gov doesn’t care. I am still in isolation until next Wednesday but at least my coworkers can breathe a sigh of relief. Contact tracing doesn’t get activated unless someone actually tests positive.
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