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May 23, 2019
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Travel day from San Diego to Des Moines, Iowa with Matt.
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May 22, 2019
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I really didn't want to do this one today, after all. I did it on Monday. But, that's what the schedule said so I pushed myself through it.
I set up a trial class at Orange Therapy for next Tuesday evening for both of us. My guess is that they will be far more expensive than John will be willing to spend monthly. Our census was low at work today so I was able to walk over to the Health Plex and tour it. I'm doing a group Boot Camp class next Wednesday afternoon. Health Plex is only $5 a month and I can do payroll deduction. It has a lot of the typical Group classes including spin, yoga, pilates, a nice 25-yard lap pool with about 5 lanes, a therapy pool and an indoor track (6 laps = 1 mile), racquetball, indoor tennis, basketball...My guess is my budget-conscious husband will say NO on the more expensive option and I don't blame him.

Hammer Power

Ab Hammer
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May 22, 2019
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My nephew graduates from high school today, so that's on tap this afternoon, followed by a big family dinner which I'm sure will be a bit of a shitshow because his dad can be a total and my family, while lovely, can be a lot to handle in public spaces. It's 32 degrees out and graduation is at Red Rocks, so I'm running around finding winter coats, hats, and gloves for the whole family, and stopping to buy ponchos at Walmart on the way in case it rains. Huge school in Highlands Ranch, so the ceremony will take forever, gotta be prepared! 
Was planning to hit the trainer and paint this morning, but Aspen texted me from school that she was getting an award at 6th grade awards after all (she didn't think she was), so I had to inhale my breakfast, get dressed, and run over to the middle school to see her get her award. She got a certificate for having straight A's. While handing them out, the principal challenged the straight A kids to keep it up through 8th grade. Thanks dude, jus[...]
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May 22, 2019
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Well, it's been a tough few days, headache-wise. Feeling better today so far, but I'm not entirely optimistic that it's going to hold out.
Working from home today because I had to bring Belle to the vet to have a few procedures done. She had a long, hang-y skin tag removed and also some dental work done. They thought they'd have to extract a tooth, but it ended up being 3, one molar and two incisors. Luckily, she still has the normal number of incisors -- she had two extra lying around so after having pulled two, she's down to a normal 6 incisors. Anyway, everything went well and I have to pick her up in about an hour.
 
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May 22, 2019
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Period AA
Sets 2-3
Reps 15-20
Speed Slow
Recovery 1-1.5'
AND Core #2 - 2x
Time 75
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May 22, 2019
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I kept my caloric deficit going yesterday -- but I was bad and had two vanilla-creme Dunkin Donuts and a large coffee with cream and sugar.  Yeah, I was bad!!  The real challenge will be tapering my eating come next week... 
Oddly despite yesterday's hard-ish Bike and hard (but short) Run; I have very little soreness.  I'm also only mildly fatigued.  I'm probably more fatigued than I think; but I'm just used to being tired so this level of fatigue now feels normal.  Consistency in SBR training also helps reduce fatigue and soreness cause the body adapts.  
Whelp, feeling as good as I do there's no excuses to finish this final Peak Week strong!  I've also noticed with the consistent training and weight loss physically I look much different.  I'm lean and muscular with arteries and veins popping out all over the place.  I look like an actual Triathlete again!! Been a while.  
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May 22, 2019
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Tuesday PT
    Wednesday Trainer 15 min + HEP
Thursday PT
    Friday Trainer 20 min + HEP
    Saturday  -- try a flat bike ride outside no more than 10 mi on path + HEP
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May 22, 2019
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I signed up for Miami Man!  Aquathlon and Half Aquabike.  I'm pretty excited and thinking about taking a couple extra days to hang out in Miami or explore the keys.
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May 22, 2019
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Shoulders, triceps, hamstrings, and abs
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May 22, 2019
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Finally upgrading my coffee machine at home. I've been using a Keurig that I got for Christmas maybe 10 or 12 years ago? It's hung in there like a champ, but I've been eyeing a Nespresso with a frother for a few months now. I was able to order one off of our company's rewards site with points I've accumulated - love getting a $250 coffee machine for free!
I was debating getting an Apple watch for the same amount of points, but I'm soooo on the fence about Apple watches. It's become the standard accessory for women at my company; I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't have one! But not sure I would actually use it very much, except to be a glorified pedometer. And would I wear it AND my Garmin while running? No, likely not. So I decided it wasn't worth my precious rewards points right now. Coffee it is!
And work drama today. Bit of a team re-org was announced, and like I had heard, it bumps Christina out of an opportunity to be promoted. She's pissed. She's applying today for a[...]
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May 22, 2019
Inspires : 6

Skipped the treadmill run this morning and got some extra sleep. Was still in the pool by 5:30 for a nice swim. Lots of meetings today for work. Hair appointment this afternoon after work. Leaving tomorrow morning for Iowa.
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May 22, 2019
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No sciatica to speak of this AM, but definitely still strained in lumbar region.
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May 22, 2019
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I am SO unmotivated in all things these days; work, running and prepping my house for a small reno.  I *should* aim for a 15k run today but if I get 5K in I will be happy.  We'll see.  And... it just started raining :(
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May 22, 2019
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Definitely getting into a much better routine with the puppy.  He really fits into the family in a funny not funny way.  He is just like my boys in the fact that when I tell them to do something they laugh at me, when dad tells them to do something they shut up and obey immediately.  The dog is the same.
Ugh more hs drama.  My son has been struggling all year with telling one of his good friends that her boyfriend is a pot dealer.  Everyone knows but her and she is super anti drugs/drinking.  The guy even got caught by his parents in October and is still dealing. Half the band smokes pot with him. This is his girlfriends bff since 2nd grade and she wouldn't even tell her.  Carson finally broke down and told her this morning and now the aftermath is here at our house.  2 crying girls, Carson in the middle, and a therapy puppy are all outside right now.  Apparently the girl woke up at 3am this morning with a nightmare about this very thing[...]
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May 22, 2019
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Busy day ahead. Want to get the house cleaned up this morning, meeting with the kitchen designer this afternoon, and when she leaves, I need to get back into mowing. The kids are coming out camping this weekend and I'd like to get some trails cleared for them to roam.

Worked on the pool first thing this morning. It looks better than it ever has while I've been tending it. Getting the chemistry just right is confusing for me, but I'm getting better. We have a small leak at the pump and the chlorinator doesn't seem to be working right. Fred will work on both of those issues this afternoon. Temps are supposed to be in the 80s for the next week. Let summer begin!!!
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