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Monday, May 2, 2016

Running and Napping Napping and Running

90 minutes on the trail.   On a beautiful morning.  One of my favorite things.  For the first time since surgery I made it to the bridge.  That sounds like nothing but it's a huge huge thing.
Don't be silly.  Not that bridge.

I'm adjusting to that heart rate training.  My resting heart rate really is coming down and I'm able to run at a lower heart rate too.  That's right I'm not always running at 95% right now.
Crap it's not that good is it.

Bust that balloon.

There wasn't much on the agenda Sunday because I had a lot of work to catch up on around the house.  But I took 3 THREE naps lasting between 30 minutes to an hour each.
I wish I could sleep like a puppy.  But this puppy who is now an old man woke me up at 5AM both Saturday and Sunday.  He's roommates with Danny and Danny was out of town.  I didn't love him this weekend.  He wanted food, to go out, and also to play fetch.

Now he's on the naughty list.

My playlist stalled at the Christmas Section.  That was painful.  I had to skip through a full 20 songs to get to something not holidayish.

And Cleaning out my closet by Em?  I have 4 versions of that.  1 is great enough.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Walking in Circles and In A Straight Line

Friday morning was an easy treadmill workout.  I liked it.  I really did.  It's quick and I don't feel like i'm going to fall off of the thing.

I haven't actually begun training for this you know.
I'm anticipating training to be a breeze.  But in the meantime a lot of things happened in two days.



That right there is inspiration for you.
Well for me.

My work can be stressful.  But sometimes funny things happen.  Like the 8th grader who decided she would join every group that passed by at lunch.  It was like a scene out of Jimmy Fallon or David Letterman.  She would just jump into a group right in the middle and start talking to them.  For a few steps and then come back and do it all over again.  I loved it.  It's what middle school kids should do.

Just a reminder of who is really the best super hero.

The day also included a dinner for administrators.  It's the annual dinner.  I went because my superintendent won an award.  He's retiring and he's a really great leader.  I'm sad to see him go.  The food was good.  We were really late.  And there was no card for us to have a table sitting.   
If we had left at 3:30 like this says we would have been on time.  But school was still in session so that couldn't happen.

Yesterday's podcast which I listened to while running had to do with going beyond tolerance.  Do what you will with that.  I felt like it was interesting anyway.  I practice tolerance all of the time.  I feel like anyway.

Team Batman.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cakes and Cookies and Treadmills

4AM I'm awake at 4AM because rob's alarm went off and I was awake but I waited for the alarm to go off so I could go to the gym for my quick little treadmill workout.
But I did go to the gym for a 20 minute easy run and guess what?  I actually kept my heart rate at the correct pace and took 2 minutes off my pace.  That's awesome.  It's working!  I knew it would
I was flying!

It was a fun day at work.  Testing is coming together nicely and there was another roach in my office and now I can say I HAVE SEEN A ROACH.  Hurray for coworkers who save you.
Proof my heart rate used to be lower.  I'm wondering if my time in Ireland lost all my fitness.  I did take my heart rate after jumping around seeing the bug.  It was a little higher than this.

Anyway-there was cake involved because one co worker is retiring and one was teacher of the year.  And there were egg rolls and chow mein and enchiladas.  It was really really great.
No clams or zucchini though

Anyway then it was off to the teacher of the year ceremony where I had those great cookies.  You know the ones.
And then I laughed and laughed with some very dear friends .

Oh yeah and I parked in the parking garage.  My town has a parking garage.  Weird.  I had to go to the third cherry level to get a spot and yes it was creepy.  I was told that no big deal they have cameras if you get mugged.

Today while working out I listened to a podcast about people who can't forget anything.  They hate it because it's a real burden to remember every single detail.  Like what day the oscars were on 25 years ago.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Time For A Change

Running through my entire play list A-Z has been fun.  I went through the section about breathing

Remember the drought?


Anyway then came the can't section.  Neither of these are really good for running.  Songs about losing your breath and can't doing things don't help your mental state when you are trying to keep your heart rate low.
But now I'm going through the change section.  All the songs are about change.  Which is okay I guess.  I also got to hear some songs about chains and champions.  Those were good too.
I'm obsessed with my heart rate and this watch.  Obsessed with all of it.

Today some one called at work and I answered what have I done wrong.  The kind person on the other end said why do you think you've done something wrong and I said.  I'm doing 500 things statistically something is going to be wrong.

Imagine if these guys threw the fish wrong?  They could have and you would be full of fish heads .

Running was better today.  I ran faster and was able to control my heart rate a little better.  Patience is the name of the game.

Truth
Song of the day.  Chapel Song  We are The Augustines.

I've never heard of it before and I don't know how it is on my playlist.  But I'm liking this.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

One Day Off and One Morning Workout

On this workout day off (I have a few schedule conflicts this week) I stopped in at a store and bought this 
I'm not taking this Superman thing lightly.

I also didn't know Kevin Johnson was mayor of Sacramento or married to education meanie Michelle Rhe
I had a great bike ride yesterday morning.  I'm feeling good and committed to these workouts for sure.  I found this video on twitter and it helped me to understand the heart rate workouts a little better.  But I can't load the video so sadness

But basically this kind of training teaches your body to burn fat not carbohydrates and that's a big deal .  And also you need to be patient.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

8 Miles Around Town

This was a fun weekend which involved all my favorite things about San Francisco.  But first I owed a run to my schedule.  90 minutes all around Hollister.  

Those shoes should be done by now!  But I did it.  I saw the new houses and ran that 1/4 mile up the hill and it didn't seem like 1/4 mile going down.  But those new houses?  They are sooooooooo close together.
The views are gone.  What can I say.  But the 90 minutes they were okay and I sweat a lot and think I have figured out how to adjust the heart rate thing.  I think.

Then it was on to San Francisco and all my favorite things.  Because I hear san Francisco.
 Union Square Park on a beautiful Sunday Morning and scheduled running day off.
People from work who stayed until the 9th inning

This park and this team.  I may always love the Mets but there's just nothing like the Giants, the Park , and the love this city has for this team.


All the Phillips at the game 


These people


This Kelly



This Kelly

Wearing a Giants Cap

The View from my room

Last played on playlist A-Z  Cedarwood Road by U2  Which you also have on your playlist.  And which I forgot to visit in Dublin.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Working Out And Staying Awake

Some weeks you kick ass some weeks the ass kicks you.
I spent most of the week in an unexplainable bad mood.


I have no reason to be in a bad mood.  I'm not doing trash pick up with the convicts, I love my job, i'm healthy, Ihave everything.  But sometimes you just are.
Roses should be smelled when you stop.
I know that.
Even my running was difficult.  But the best part was taking a nap on the bike at the gym.  I'm sure I took a nap.  I at least closed my eyes and put them on my hands for a few minutes.  Just a few minutes.  I'm that out of shape.


The highlight was my podcast about the 1916 Rising which I didn't even really understand.



Stuff You Missed in History Class was all about the 1916 Rising.  I'm still not sure what it led to but it was timely.  I was lucky to be there then.

Tomorrow all the Phillips and all of Joe's friends are going to the Giant's Game.

Love them.  They better win.