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January 17, 2020
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I skipped My SCNC 104 class this morning. After lunch, Brent and I decided to take my little sisters (ages 10 & 12) to the REC ROOM in Edmonton. They didn't have school today. Another -40C outside. We were starting to get cabin fever, so we needed to get out and do something. After the REC ROOM, we decided to go for supper at Swiss Chalet. I haven't eaten there in about 12 years! It was so good! I tried to eat kinda healthy. Roasted Chicken and potatoes... no biscuit or dessert. A salad would have been healthier... but a girl has gotta live. We dropped the girls off and grabbed groceries for Brent to take to work tomorrow :(. He will be gone again. Sad we didn't get any walks or campfires in. Too damn cold to do much of anything.

I went for a run at about 10:15 pm... another late night workout. Tomorrow I will try to get some kind of cross-training in. My sister is having a little get together for her birthday at her house with some of her girlfriends. I think we are watching U[...]
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January 17, 2020
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• Foam rolled and stretched.
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January 17, 2020
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Worked over in the basement for a little while this morning. The electrician is coming today and there were areas he couldn't get to. I swear, Fred's parents didn't throw anything away! Later today, I'm helping with setup for the Night To Shine dress fittings, which will be tomorrow and Monday. Last year was my first time working with NTS, and it touched my heart, so I'm doing more this year. The event is worldwide and sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, but this year, our local group decided that we have such an amazing community, we can fund our own event and free up money for another community to use. It is a prom experience for people with special needs & at 9:00 everyone is crowned king or queen of the prom. I really love that I am able to help with this event. These kids put up with so much bad stuff in their lives and I love to make them feel happy & special.
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January 17, 2020
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Made a bunch of progress on my IM Wisconsin training plan. The last few I've made have gotten wonky at the end with a 6-week build block, with the block ending in peak week. I decided to NOT do that this time around and am instead just backing out from peak week to be normal 3 week build/1 week recover for the entire plan. Much more logical.
Starts with 7.5 hours the first week and max is 17.5 hours in peak week.
In general the plan is:
Monday: Yoga/rest
Tuesday: Short bike
Wednesday: Medium swim, Medium run
Thursday: Medium bike
Friday: Long swim, Short run
Saturday: Long bike + brick runs starting in May
Sunday: Long run
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January 17, 2020
Inspires : 6


My day in a nutshell:
8 AM: Coworker has a high defensive wall (the one I am trying to get up to speed)
9:30 AM: Huddle with the docs
10:30 AM: She's still defensive so I excused myself to help another coworker on a different unit.
11:30 AM: Less defensive, but dragging a bit. I offered to contact one of the nurses to find out if we can set up discharge transport and found out she already did that (Dying of shock)--She thought to get the patient OUT that didn't need to be there
12:30 PM: She acted proactively to try and get hospice involved in a case where the family was already moving in that direction
2 PM: Called to another unit, dear God Dr. Pulmonary medicine--YOU of all people know that in order to qualify for a home BiPAP machine you need to have overnight oximetry testing. 
3:30 PM: I'm on the phone with a provider about other oxygen supplies and get a call from my manager (she's off-site at a meeting) that there's some sort of internal disaster and I need [...]
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January 17, 2020
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Today: need to run! If I don't get out before snow, then in the basement.
 
Working from home due to impending snowmageddon.  We will see if it materializes.  WFH requests aren't met with great enthusiasm so I worried about this until the moment of final decision, but honestly I am not needed IN the office today.  Plus I started work a full hour earlier than I would normally, so how is this not a good thing???
I've been thinking about the swim yesterday. I am pleased I can just swim comfortably, like I never took a break. The question is how/why do I want to incorporate more swimming.  I do wish I had a way to listen to my podcasts while swimming (that I didn't have to spend a lot on).  It's sooooo boring.  I also need to find my lap watch.
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January 17, 2020
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Aspen has the day off of school, but she's sick - poor thing. Started out like a cold, but she's got a mild fever, so I'm hoping very much that she doesn't have the nasty flu that's going around this year. Doc says flu shot doesn't seem to be very effective this year. Crossing fingers we don't all catch it if that's what she's got! 
Art friends Dave and Heather are on their way down from Fort Collins to pick up a bunch of easels I'm giving away. I'm trying to de-clutter, and since I don't teach out of the studio anymore, I figured it was time to get rid of them. They both teach quite a bit and would like to teach out of their studio, so I'm happy to give them all the equipment I had bought a few years ago. Hopefully I can sneak away for lunch with them, since Aspen's all pathetic in bed.  
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January 17, 2020
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Core and hip stretching
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January 17, 2020
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The interview for the PRA position with Janssen yesterday went well. The PRA manager said she was eager to have me do a "meet and greet" with Janssen. That will be the next step. The job will be a lateral move. My PRA re-assignment/placement person was wanting to move me to the next level up. I have heard great things about the PRA partnership with Janssen, so I am not sure if I want to pass up a good role/positive environment and wait for a higher level position. The longer I stay at Sanofi, the more work will be dumped on me. The last PRA people are to leave Sanofi in June. I really don't want to be among the last to leave. They are pulling us based on other Sponsor/client needs. So, PRA is sending other clients that have needs CV/resumes of their PRA people. Then, we wait for a match. I have been lucky that 3 Sponsors have now been interested in me. I will see what happens with the next step for this position.

The cleaner I hired today came with her 3 girls and they cleaned the h[...]
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January 17, 2020
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On abs, laid way back over a stabilityball, and getting 10 reps with arms extended overhead was hard.
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January 17, 2020
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Yet another cr@pfest at work. There is a bunch more I originally typed in here, but I'm just tired.
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January 17, 2020
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Still sick and injured, but better. Started e-stim last night.
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January 17, 2020
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4 RDS
Walking lunges #25/30
Air SQ #24/30

3 sets
leg curls #60/15 60/15 70/15

2 RDS
Hack SQ 115/6
Curtsy SQ 6 ea.

Core cable pulls #17/16
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January 17, 2020
Inspires : 2


Hubby returned to the city last night to deal with early morning window install so I am alone with the dogs.  Very nice!  Took them out this morning to play on the frozen lake but it is SO cold today that they were having none of it.  Just sat until I gave the signal to return home.
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January 17, 2020
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Glad I went to the dermatologist.  I hadn't been in 5 years and since we live in Florida now and I'm 43 years old I figured it was a good idea to have a skin checkup.  They called yesterday and I have to have 2 moles removed.  Not cancer but they have markers of potentially turning cancerous later.  Neither of them were on my radar at all.  Of the 3 places they biopsied, I could not even see 2 of them (one on my back and one on my right deltoid).  The other on my leg was so small and unremarkable to my eyes, I wouldn't have thought a thing about it.  Actually, all 3 were completely small and unremarkable to me! They have to remove the one on my deltoid and my leg.  Going to wait until after the race on 2/2.  It involves some stitches.
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