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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 5


I woke up around 4:30 AM to use the bathroom and the sounds of snoring next to me would not let me get back to sleep. I got up and worked on posts and got some articles for next weeks paper. 
We are booked for Panama. Upgraded room with a full ocean view. Looking forward to it. But first, Curacao. Our resort is not a free wifi one, found out today. I'm printing articles to work offline for my paper and posts then will have to either pay for the wifi per day or find a coffee shop in town that offers free wifi to post.  
Hopkins FINALLY called Miss Thing back. Evidently, the person who had called her last week had a family emergency and hasn't been back. to work. Other people just found her voice mail. They called at 2:15 to set up an interview for this afternoon.
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 3


6:17am: Instant Pot Friday! And we're doing the deceptively-named Shrimp Boil, which actually includes not only shrimp, but spicy sausage, corn on the cob and potatoes, served with crusty bread. This goes out of my comfort zone a little, so we'll see how it goes. 
Really tired this morning. The week of late/early/late/late/early start times has taken it's toll, and it also didn't help to be startled awake by my alarm out of an intense dream. Trainer ride after work, then nothing much and bed early. August-type weather is here -- low to mid 90's and humid -- so maybe a short walk once the sun starts setting. We'll see. 
1:09pm: The Shrimp Boil was AMAZING. I wasn't too sure about it, but it was fabulous and really easy to put together.
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Daily ripples of excellence over time become a tsunami of success.
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 1


My replacement bike is in and getting built up today!! Woot!
I'm a tad bit stressed about art stuff and the fact that I'm out of town the next couple of weeks. Not really optimal considering that I have a huge race tomorrow, but hey - at least I'm not too worried about the race! I finally just got the Jackson show dates from a friend. My CB gallery FINALLY emailed me back, so phew - I can pick up paintings on Sunday. And I think we have sort of moved on from the school musical drama. Phew.
After I pick up paintings on Sunday, I'll spend Monday and Tuesday doing the gallery shuffle before I head up to Steamboat. Gotta move stuff around so everyone has new work for the summer. Not sure what they have in CB, hope it's enough to boost what I've got in studio. I'm am somewhat woefully behind on paintings right now. Which is the main reason I'm pulling my work from CB in the first place. 
Anyhow, Growler in 24 hours!!! I'm feeling somewhat noncompetitive about my racing this sum[...]
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 1

Woke up feeling good this morning. I think yesterday's discomfort was caused by Monday's strength session. Not only did I have some sore muscles, but I tensed my neck too much during the ab work and had it hurting as well. Need to be more mindful of my form. I have a heck of a hard workout on tap this morning, we'll see how it goes!

Last night just before track practice, I got a call from my mom that scared the crap out of me. She said she lost 3 teeth during lunch. I called the dentist and spoke to the receptionist who convinced me that she lost a bridge. I tried to call mom back and since she forgot to hang up the phone, I could only get a busy signal, which had me worried. I went ahead and went to track practice, but left early so I could run over to her house. Yes, it was just a bridge. Hopefully I can get her in to get it put back in place today.

I spent a couple hours working on trees yesterday. I want to do that as much as possible. It's a great workout and I l[...]
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 0

Shoulders, calves, biceps, and hamstrings
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 3

Memorial day party weekend starts today. See you all on Tuesday. I am still contemplating my half marathon tomorrow, but the reality is, tjere is no way since I don't have enough energy to last more than half a day doing basic life stuff. But I so wanna do it.
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 2



Chris Parker's daily life ^^^
Anyone interested in yesterday's office outfit? I don't know why I am finding it necessary to document my outfits but I am. I guess I am hoping it makes it easier to dress myself in the future. 

This is pretty basic, although it does have all of the required elements (as per Stacy London & Clinton Kelly... circa 2013 before their show was cancelled)  Anyway... there's color, pattern, and shine. No texture. Hmmmmmm. The pants are cream with black horizontal stripes. Upon my feet are the aforementioned shoes. Then a black top with gold zipper detail and pop of color with the sweater. The jewelry adds shine. Taaaadaaaaaa!
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 0


My friend Dani, who I am doing Alcatraz with, sharing hotel room, etc, responded to my message about signing up for the practice swim basically telling me I was silly for signing up because you can swim for free in aquatic park.  She said she talked to somebody who did it 5 times and that now she's basically a master and will share all the tips with me on our drive down to Luray tomorrow (we're going down for OWS practice).  Umm.. OK.  I'm glad she got a lot of good tips and she's comfortable not doing the practice swim.  If that works for her great, but I am still pleased with my decision of signing up.   I'm not sure why but her message really rubbed me the wrong way.
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 0

Emom +1
Kb swings
Pushups
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May 24, 2018
Inspires : 0

Back to the workout. Up to 59 pushups as a group. Did a bit of everything. Pullups are really advancing as well. Got up to 9 with a 5 pound weight on me. 2 more weeks and we go to 10 pounds! Woot!
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 3

I didn't sleep well last night. Mike came to bed late and this woke me up. I was then wide awake - not able to turn off my brain. Seemed like I would doze off for a bit and then was wide awake again. I got up when the alarm went off and planned to swim, but I was on the couch at 4:30 sleeping instead of on my way to the gym. I had no motivation to swim- very strange for me. I needed to run since I skipped the run yesterday. I guess I physically and mentally need a rest day. Mike left to go swim at 6:00 and I finally got up at 6:30.
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 2

Yesterday Steve and I spent a couple of hours at the LBS where the owner schooled us in the fine art of chain breaking, adding a master link to a chain, converting a bike to a single speed and replacing the rear derailleur hanger. I'm fairly confident that I won't remember most of what I learned.
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 0

Back/chest/shoulders stuff
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May 25, 2018
Inspires : 0

abs, stretch, chest and bi
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May 24, 2018
Inspires : 0

As of two days ago it looks like Garmin isn't uploading to BT anymore. :(
Or not. Apparently all I had to do was threaten Garmin and it starts behaving again
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