gratitude

My life is blessed

Eli wanted to head out to the reservoir this morning to see if the crane was out there. We didn't see it at the end near our house, but Eli said he wanted to walk all the way around. We did see it at the far end. It was a real joy getting to do that early(ish) morning activity with my son. We got to hear so many different bird calls and Zen also loved being out for a walk in the field.

As we got back to my house and walked up the boardwalk in the back yard, I looked at Eli's jungle gym and my garden (as overgrown with weeds as it is) and felt such a feeling of happiness.

Tired, Busy and Grateful

I'm continuing to experience insomnia. So, I've been up since very early this morning. And, I've been extremely productive today. I spent the major part of my day defining and starting to build my personal branding website. I've decided that I need to take a different approach than I've been taking to build up passive income on the Internet. Instead of solely teaching people how to do Drupal I am going to branch out into producing an entire STEM curriculum. I will also be pursuing affiliate marketing opportunities.

Masters Swim

I completed 2100 of the scheduled 2400 workout today.

I was up again at around 1:30AM and just decided to get out of bed around 2:45 AM. It's getting pretty ridiculous how much this is happening. I was feeling tired when it was time to leave, but knew that I wanted to get something done to start my day; I hadn't been very productive to that point.

I feel so good having completed the swim workout and it definitely did give a kick start to my day.

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Road Ride Zone 2

I gave Eli a chariot ride to school and picked him up as well. It's nice to be able to get in a workout this way. I'm going to need to fix up the chariot though. It's falling apart.

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Masters Swim

If I recall the entire workout today, we did 6X50 drill and swim, 200 IM, 2X50 kick, 300 pull, 2X50 kick, 4X100 IM, 2X50 kick, 5X100 crawl, 2X50 kick, 100 easy. I was pretty beat on the 4th and 5th 100, but still happy to get such a good workout. The workout overall was challenging and enjoyable.

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Zone 1 - Zone 2 Run

I decided to do another run this morning. I got out the door by about 6:28 and caught the sun rising as I headed north up Kipling. It was a really beautiful sight. I ran for about one hour in the cool morning air and thoroughly enjoyed it. I could have run for another hour.

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Road Ride Zone 2

I rode for just over 2 hours this morning. I headed out along Morrison into C470 and then veered off at Alameda to ride over Dinosaur Ridge into 40. Then I came back down Rooney and resumed on C470 up to 6th and back home.

I loved being able to get out for a nice morning ride before starting the work day and I really like this route.

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Road Ride Zone 2

I got out for about 1:10 on the Bear Creek Trail. My right knee felt fine today, so I think I've got the cleat adjusted well now.

I'm thankful to be getting back into my exercise routine and I'm thankful that I can just enjoy the workout.

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Road Ride Zone 2

I visited the midwest from August 4 - August 11. I would have been happy to get in a workout starting with the 4th. I did do a one hour-ish bike ride on the 12th.

Today I rode about 2:20, up and over Lookout Mountain, back down 40, over Dinosaur Ridge and back down Jewell. It's nice to be able to just get out for a ride and enjoy the ride for what it is.

I think I'm going to start riding with a local cycling group.

I want to increase my bike workouts to four per week. I plan to do Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun.

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I am an IronMan!

Somewhere around 10:22 pm last night I successfully completed my quest to become an IronMan. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment crossing the finish line. Here's a really brief race report.

I was much faster out of the water than I expected to be.