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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 2

Skipped bike workout this morning. I woke up 3 minutes before the alarm. I got up, went to the bathroom, just couldn't wake up, so I went back to bed. Slept in until 6:00. I feel drained and I didn't want to start the day.
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 3


8:33am: First things first, I love today's quote. These days it seems like all the memes are about pushing harder, staying committed, "no pain no gain" -- when, in reality, sometimes you have to realize that not all goals end up serving your interests and no matter how much time you have invested, it's best to cut your losses, let go and move ahead. I was 3 weeks away from completing half marathon training and it about killed me to stop doing it, but looking back, it was a really good decision for me. 
(PSA:  The book Tiny Beautiful Things is absolutely wonderful and everyone should read it)
Anywho. Short trainer ride then strength training today. And then I need to finish up the Stephen King book I'm reading ("On Writing" ... it's excellent so far!) because my Kindle library loan is going to end in approximately 48 hours.
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“Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes[...]
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 2


ENT day!!!!! I drove to the pool, no goggles. None could even be borrowed. I didn't bring any other clothes so no other workouts were done. Now 2 hours to go before the docs visit. Poor planning all around.

Well that was a total waste of time. I met with the doc for a total of less than 5 minutes. All of which he was curt, dismissive and close to hostile. I guess that the new normal is ringing ears and dizzy with clogging and muffled hearing and being tired .
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 8


Strength stuff tonight
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 0

Went to my fitter today. I was looking at some race photos and my position seemed a bit conservative. Also the last time I was on the trainer it seemed like my legs should have been more extended during the down stroke. Sure enough, walked out of the shop with my seat 1.5" higher and two spacers removed from front end. Not only fixed my old position but got more aggressive since I'll be doing some TT's and Olympic/Sprint races this summer. IM not 'til November, hopefully that position will work for long distance but we'll test that out on long rides later this fall.

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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 1


Much better work day today whew. I'm chilled to the bone for some reason though and really tired this evening. I left work late again and DS has a piano recital tonight so I'm just relaxing while I am home tonight. I've had a good run of consistent workouts this month but I'm ready for a rest day. Weather is drizzly rain on and off all day, cloudy and 60 for the high. 
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 0


Both kids are at school, it's gross and snowy outside, and I'm locking myself in the studio. I swear I repainted the same mountain at least 20 times yesterday. This scene they have me painting is a sunrise on a super angular mountain. It's completely front lit, so no shadows to define form, and it just looks like a big orange triangle to me no matter how much I mess with the color and values to make it look lit. At this point, I need to let it go and paint the rest of the painting and just see if it comes together. This is the tough thing about commissions - I said yes, but it's not my image and it's definitely proving difficult. And the painting is 36x48", so if it ends up ugly, it'll be BIG and ugly. Eek!
In other news, insurance came through with payment for my stolen bike!! Woot! We ended up getting reimbursed for the rack as well, since he cut the integrated cable. With that, after paying the deductible, I'll get a check for ~$3,000. I paid $3,600 for the bike, so that's not t[...]
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 1


Buckling up for a couple of busy days here at work before I'm out of town. So. Much. To. Do.
Had a dream the other night... that Chris and I were hanging out with Peter Sagan after he finished a race. Peter was very sweaty and gross... like how you are after a long ride... and I kept hugging him and getting my hand stuck under his arm... like in his sweaty armpit.

We all walked back to the car, because we were going to give Peter a ride back to where ever he was staying. Our car was parked in a parking garage. Apparently Chris didn't like the parking job someone did, so he was kind of joking around and he pushed this black BMW over the edge of the parking garage wall, and it landed in a parking lot below. It sustained pretty bad damage. The police came. Peter Sagan said he had clauses in his contracts that prohibited him from getting involved with the police, so he couldn't hang out with us anymore. I was **PISSED** at Chris. I was like "Peter Sagan was going to be our friend[...]
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 0

AM - Stretching - 20
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 0

10- pullups
20-2 (evens) pushups
150 squats
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 0

Did a good workout with Jon and Karen. My energy level isn't where I'd like it. I'm getting it done, but ugh.
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 0

office workout. increased curls to 13 reps and spring bar to 17. total cals 135, hrm 62/96/136.
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 0

Really thought about running this morning, but stuck to original plan to focus on swim and bike this week. Might still throw in a short run this evening, but probably won't have time (which might be a good thing). Feeling good other than for some residual tightness in both quads (minor) and in right hip (pretty much chronic, I think).
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 0

Taking a rest day... from work too unbeknownst to my employers!

I had such good intentions this past weekend. I decided to touch up some spots in our hallways that have been scuffed so I pulled out an almost finished can of paint and went around touching them all up. I ran out of paint but found a small quart and used that to finish up. The problem... the second can wasn't an exact match. My house has high ceilings and is open concept which means to fix my mistake I now have to repaint entire walls and it won't be the same colour and even if I get a new can.. I can't guarantee it will be an exact match. A little touch up job has now turned in to a HUGE project :( I think I'm almost done. I'll have to wait til it dries and may need to paint the wall that starts on the main floor and goes up the stairs to the second eerrgghhh!! Such a job!! So ya... feeling guilty a bit and will work vs go on bike ride!
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April 24, 2018
Inspires : 5


Night ride with SCORR in the Carlton this evening.
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