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May 28, 2020
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We got an email from our CEO saying that the earliest they would let people start coming back into the buildings was July 6... and even then it would be on an optional basis, limited to 10% of capacity, adjusted hours, with masks and social distancing, extra cleaning, etc., etc., and then we all got a survey to fill out this morning. One of the questions was how we preferred to work in the future. I put 50/50 in the office/WFH because I really like WFH but I do feel like I can be more productive in the office and I miss the social aspect. Another question asked when we'd feel comfortable coming back to the office and I put something to the effect of "when all the current requirements are no longer needed." I just personally don't want to deal with all of the precautions/drama all day every day, when I can be comfortable at home. So I'm guessing that realistically works out to when there is a vaccine available. 
In other news, I weighed in at 129.6 this morning. First time I've[...]
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May 28, 2020
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OK. New goal.
30 min of sweaty movement each day. I don't want to commit to a full hour because I want to give myself a chance to succeed. If this goes well, maybe eventually I will up it to an hour.
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May 28, 2020
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WL HJW Back 30", F3 Accelerator log & cinderblock PT 45"
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May 28, 2020
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Another morning of sleeping in. Tired. Going to be a very full day with work again.
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May 28, 2020
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Worlds are officially moved to 2021.  So much confusion though.  Challenge Almere-Amsterdam is still planned for this year, it just won't be world championships.  They are refunding registrations and will be in touch about travel reservations.  The big question is whether we have to qualify again for next year, and if the qualifying races will take place this year.... and if we do have to re-qualify, and they don't cancel MiamiMan, will I feel comfortable traveling to Florida in November?  I feel like I could train myself up for half-iron distance aquabike by November, but there is so much up in the air.
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May 28, 2020
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Did my every third week grocery run a day early this time around - very low on food and clean out of veggies. Went to a third grocery store to find tofu - got it at Trader Joes thank goodness (I read the big box stores are focusing on "essentials" and not things like tofu - so that makes sense why it's so hard to find now). Also picked up some soy chorizo and their chili lime and 'everything but the elote' seasonings. They have great spice mixes! Stayed strong and didn't get the mixed nut butter that I love. I will just eat the whole jar if I do LOL. 
Also concerned that I haven't received my mail-in ballot yet for Georgia's June 9 primary election. I mailed in my application on April 7. They said there was a huge backlog, but that everyone should be receiving them this week (checks calendar - it's Thursday!). But my application isn't even registered as being received on the state's voter information page so unfortunately it doesn't look like that process worked (shocking). Vo[...]
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May 28, 2020
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Ugh, Darren and I were sniping at each other about kitchen cleanliness. He complained about a minor things when i have been super diligent about cleaning up in the evening. So him saying this one thing that he seemed to have to do ALL the time really grated on me. then when i pointed that out he took it to be me saying that he does nothing. Oy. 
Anyway, i guess it's good because we haven't been all that short with each other in all this time. But it does/will happen with us all home all the time. 
Third night in a row waking just before dawn and having trouble falling back asleep. So that probably doesn't help. Heat wave will be over today so probably better sleeping conditions shortly 
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May 28, 2020
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Good news is my weight is coming down fast to start.  I'm down a solid 3.2 pounds since 5 days ago (Sunday).  Looking back at the horrible week of eating is like looking back at a super slow-motion car crash. I was binging on large handfuls of M&M's, half a chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, various candies, brownie sundaes every night -- in retrospect it sounds kind of funny... but it left my body was so swollen, enflamed and my joints ached.  AND I GOT INJURED!  
I'm going to view "the junk binge" as a really good thing cause I definitely hit a hard 'Rock Bottom' physically.  One I don't want to hit again. It sucks to realize the truth and the fact that I cannot eat junk food.  I just can't have a couple cookies, or a bowl of ice cream, or a glass of soda; because it always progresses and escalates to unhealthy eating.  Remembering last year when I was 175 lbs, and even to 2011 when I was 168 pounds (if but for a few days) there was zer[...]
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May 28, 2020
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Ugh, I'm totally wrung out emotionally from yesterday. I was just super worried about my sister's surgery. Luckily, all went well and she is now recovering. She'll be in the ICU (as expected) for a couple of days, then moved into a regular room for another week. Crossing fingers for a good recovery, and healing without complications.
We all hung out together at my parents' house waiting for updates from the doctors. For some reason, their phone wasn't ringing, so they kept missing calls even though it was right there. Surgery was supposed to last 4-5 hours, and after 5 hours we hadn't heard anything and were all starting to worry that something went wrong. So my dad checks the phone and there's a voicemail from an hour before saying she's already done! UGH! So mom calls the ICU to get an update and they actually put Shannon on the phone, which was awesome. Emotional rollercoaster! My mom thought she'd be intubated/sedated for the 2 days in the ICU for some reason, so she was super [...]
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May 28, 2020
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No issues with foot, but logging injured until I'm comfortable with 3 runs a week and get my footwear settled.
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May 28, 2020
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I made reservations to swim for tomorrow, Tuesday, and next Friday. I hope the weather is okay tomorrow, it may storm.

Super glad puppy sitting is over. We were exhausted yesterday. I spent 7.5 hours in my kitchen babysitting the puppy and making sure my dog behaved.
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May 28, 2020
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Some sprints, some easy!
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May 28, 2020
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Ended up going back to AT&T and getting a new phone. The whole process is a bit like buying a new car -- it took quite a while but I'm glad I took the time. My monthly plan cost went down due to switching to a different plan and the new phone (Galaxy S10e) works great.

Today will be a busy day --- two work deadlines to push out the door. And I need to download and study the route for Saturday's ride in Alden, Iowa. I'm excited to actually be going to an event that DID NOT GET CANCELLED DUE TO COVID!!!
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May 27, 2020
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20 min Abs peloton class after lifting. Getting stronger. Pull-up and bench numbers are getting back to normal.
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May 27, 2020
Inspires : 2


The 2020 Republican National Convention is scheduled to be held in Charlotte in August.  North Carolina is under a safer at home order as of last Friday with a maximum indoor gathering size of 10.  The Donald has demanded that he be guaranteed that 50,000 people can meet inside.  Gov. Roy Cooper's administration responded with a letter demanding a written safety plan from organizers of the Republican National Convention.  Good job, governor! (article)
Funny that now Georgia, Florida, and Texas are now angling for the convention. Where were they when bids went out two years ago? Charlotte "won" but was the only bidder.  Nevada's RNC submitted a bid without a host city.
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