• 40m 04s
  • 3.54 miles
  • 11m 19s /Mi

Lunch treadmill. Felt good today.

  • 1h 00m
  • 15.62 miles
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  • Walking
  • 07m

Short walk with the heat index at 104.

  • 11m 12s
  • 1.01 miles
  • 11m 05s /Mi

Lunch treadmill for the run streak.

  • Walking
  • 20m

Extra minutes walking at an incline + Ellie Mae walk

Saturday morning before the tri club ride and after the somber tribute, the coaches also acknowledged a team mate who was hitting Day 1,000 of her run streak! So awesome. It made me think that my little two hundred sixty something days is chump change, but then I reminded myself that comparison is the thief of joy. I can celebrate my team mate's 1,000 day streak and also be proud of myself 

Also, update on my at-home gel manicure experiment! Last week's fist manicure was a little messy, but it stayed on like a champ. I only re-did it last night because I was tired of looking at it (if you saw it from far away, it was fine, but up close not so much). But last night's manicure looks amazing! It took me about an hour to soak off the old gel and get the nails buffed, shaped, etc. and put the new color on, but I was also doing things around the kitchen at the same time. And watching Big Brother. So - a great use of that otherwise "on the couch" time. If anyone's interested, I'll link to what I bought on Amazon - all together everything was less than $60, which is the cost of two manicures before tipping. I feel so smart for doing this!

Soak-off clips/kit
Buffer blocks/nail files
Gel polish (6 colors + base and top coat)
Gel UV nail lamp

  • 1h 42m 32s
  • 8.01 miles
  • 12m 48s /Mi

I got out at 10 am which is late for most runners, but felt early for me. Struggled a lot with the extreme humidity and heat index at 98 when I finished. Judging from my weight after, I estimate I lost 3-4 pounds in sweat. Had to stop multiple times to settle my heart rate and gasping breathing. Rough.

  • Walking
  • 11m

  • 3h 31m 33s
  • 50.50 miles
  • 14.32 Mi/hr

Tri club ride! Started off very somber. One of the coaches suddenly passed away in her sleep last week, leaving behind her husband and twin boys under a year old. Her funeral was yesterday. The head coach made a little tribute speech and was crying. It was so sad. They had made helmet stickers and temporary tattoos in her honor. I didn’t know her but it was still so emotional.

Started riding thinking I’d be solo, but when I stopped for a teammate who had chain issues, another guy stopped and said he was riding the 48 loop so we decided to stick together. My new friend Chris! He was a bit slower than me, and talked nonstop, so this was slower than i would have liked. But nice to have company. I did get a little behind on nutrition because most of the route smelled strongly of chicken processing, barfffff. Had to breathe through my mouth for many miles and physically gagged once.

Got chased by one dog and only dropped my chain once. Nice ride otherwise!

  • 22m 39s
  • 2.01 miles
  • 11m 16s /Mi

Upped the brick run to 2 miles. Felt good!

  • Walking
  • 15m

Ellie Mae

  • 11m 18s
  • 1.01 miles
  • 11m 11s /Mi

Treadmill before swimming

  • 42m 02s
  • 2200.00 yards
  • 01m 55s /100 yards

Another “ok” swim. Gotta start bringing a snack, super hungry.

  • Walking
  • 07m

Quick walk with Ellie Mae

  • 2h 00m
  • 31.94 miles
  • 15.97 Mi/hr

Trainer ride split up into two chunks. One over lunch and one after logging off of work.

  • 13m 05s
  • 1.02 miles
  • 12m 50s /Mi

Took Ellie Mae out even though the real temps were in the 90s... I took a number of breaks with her to make sure she was OK.

In way more positive work news, one of our top leaders personally requested me to help with scripting and run-of-show for their huge leadership conference (1,000+ leaders) in Vegas in October. She was a co-host for the big exec event I worked in 2018 and apparently I made a great impression. So, I will be out in Las Vegas for this event RIGHT BEFORE Christina and I's trip to Vegas to see Lady Gaga. It will likely make more sense for me to stay in Vegas rather than fly back and forth, I'll have to figure that out. But I have to admit it's nice to be acknowledged and rewarded with such a fun project.

  • 1h 00m 37s
  • 4.77 miles
  • 12m 43s /Mi

Running out the drama of the day.
Heat index was 93 when I got home from work, so I made and ate dinner first. It was still 90 when I headed out, but i needed to beat the sunset and be back in time for Big Brother :) Felt sluggish this late at night, but got it done.

  • Walking
  • 10m

Ellie Mae


This morning, my problem team-mate at work unexpectedly stormed out of the office with his belongings without saying a word to anyone. Our admin saw him leaving with an awful look on his face (which TBH is not unusual), but it prompted her to ask if everything was ok. He responded something like "no comment" and continued out the door. We had a 10 a.m. meeting scheduled - no show. Both Christina and our boss have texted him multiple times - no response. 

Part of me is trying so hard to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he had explosive diarrhea, pooped his pants and had to leave in an emergency fashion? Maybe one of his parents had an accident and he had to rush out to help (they've been in bad health)? 

But my gut is telling me he snapped and walked off the job. I don't think he's the type of person who would 'snap' in a violent way, but I'm deeply concerned about his mental well-being if he resorted to this and going radio silent. I mean, think of all of the implications of walking off of your job (paycheck, insurance, references, reputation to start). I'll update later with developments.

OMG HE QUIT! He finally texted Christina back and said he got sick of everything and left his badge at security on the way out. He also wrote what sounds like a very detailed email to all our department leadership and copied HR, citing how poorly he was treated and that HE NEVER WANTED TO SEE THEM AGAIN, etc. I'm not sure how seriously HR takes comments from disgruntled employees, but still. They're going to have to deal with the fact that one of their employees literally snapped and walked off the job. Looks pretty bad on our team. And I"m worried about how our immediate boss is going to handle everything. She does not handle change well at all, let alone immediate and drastic change like this.

Internally (I would NEVER say this out loud), I'm relieved. Relieved for me, because I no longer have to work with a man-child who can't take constructive criticism, who is wildly immature, wildly petty, complains nonstop and has zero idea how to work on a professional team. And I'm relieved for him that he doesn't have to torture himself anymore coming to a job he clearly hated for years. While I'm anticipating I'm going to have to pick up a bunch of his work load in the interim, I'm SO RELIEVED. This is going to make my life so much better.

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  • Ironman Augusta 70.3 (Triathlon)
    9/29/2019 Augusta, Georgia
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