Thursday, June 29, 2017

Loading up

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

First Driving Lesson

Kendall had her first behind the wheel lesson tonight. Two hours of driving around town, and she did well. The only complaint was the same one from the DMV tester. She needs to completely stop at intersections with signs.

Other than that, 1/3 of the way there.

First visit to the new library while KJ is in driving lessons

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Monday, June 26, 2017


My daughter passed her driving test today. Hurrah!

Unfortunately the Colorado government passed a new law that requires 6 hours of behind the wheel driver training if you live within 30 miles of a school. That’s annoying and upsetting, but it’s the law. At least they let her take the test.

This is crazy to me, since if she just waited 6 more months, with no more training or any other validation, they’d let her ignore the 6 hours of training.

In any case, there was a new school next door to the DMV and I scheduled her for a few appointments across the next week to get her driving in.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Plugged in and charging

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday morning sleep in

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The jump box glue up. We have four sides

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A nice quiet evening

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Evening view

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday afternoon

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Limping Along

I pulled, or likely tore, a calf muscle a couple weeks ago. It happened in a Tabata class and since then I’ve been trying to take it easy. A little biking, more swimming,  limited yoga work.

Last weekend I went for a run on the beach in LA. Not the best decision, but I rarely get to the ocean and I miss those times. It pulled and hurt, and I ended up kind of limping down the beach, not really using my left leg, just rolling through it.

Today was the Denver Pride 5k, and I wanted to do it to support Kyle. He was going to run with me, and  while I should likely have taken a few more weeks off, I decided to try. Not 1/4 mile in, I could feel it tight and painful, so I ended up just doing the same thing as on the beach. Limping a bit, trying not to use my left leg.

I finished, a slow 40:15, and felt like an old man the entire time, moving slow, getting past walkers, but decent joggers overtaking me.

Still, glad to be there with Kyle, and it was worth it. Now I worry about actually being able to run in July. I’m guessing I need to push back to July 22ish for the next 5k and rest as much as I can.

Not remotely tired but running on a torn calf was not that smart

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Down at the capital for a 5k

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Someone wants to go outside

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What's the rule with sleeping cats?

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Not a sleeping dog, but I'll let her lie

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

I do like to point

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When in LA, rent the penis car

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Apparently I pace quite a bit before talks

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Getting setup for the keynote

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Friday, June 9, 2017

No swimming today

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Another trip. Unfortunately this isn't my plane. I need this one to move so mine can dock

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New toy

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Beautiful day for a swim

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Well,I know why it won't drain

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday morning errands

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Friday, June 2, 2017

The runaway has been recaptured

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dried Out by Lightning

Tia will be glad I got out of the pool quickly. She doesn’t like lightning and while I’m not too scared, I have a healthy respect. Lots of deaths every year in Colorado from nature’s electricity.

It’s been an interesting workout week, and I hope I get more like this. Though I’d like to add in more yoga. Looking back to last Saturday, I ran a 5k, which was tough. Here’s the workout week

  • Saturday – 5k
  • Sunday – off, though on feet at the horse show most of the day (> 10k steps)
  • Monday – Upper body weights
  • Tuesday – Tabata
  • Wednesday – Lower body weights
  • Thursday – Swim
  • Friday – that’s tomorrow, so hoping to get to yoga.

A good week, and I almost didn’t swim as I could see clouds, but needed cardio and since I tweaked a calf at Tabata, I didn’t want to run/bike. So I went down, struggled through 18 laps, working in groups of 3 (150y each). I am definitely out of shape with the swimming, and tonight my shoulder aches a bit.

I was halfway through lap 19, aiming to stop at 20, when the lifeguard dropped a float in front of me. I stopped and she told me lightning was in the area, so the pool closed.


At least I got an outdoor swim, and it was close enough to the goal.


Boys riding away

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Uma killed a bear.

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