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    #91
    Healing vibes for your arm!

    I always get a bit envious when I read about the runner's greeting because that is so not a thing in my country, it only happens very rarely.

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      #92
      I really enjoy running in the rain. I can get wet and the heat from the exertion keeps me warm. Okay ... I'll admit it. I just love splashing through the puddles.

      Impressive streak of pull-ups. Streaks end. The challenge is getting right back to it afterwards. Hope the arm feels better in a few days.

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        #93
        NancyTree Rissa The funny thing is that the famous Gandhi quote "We must be the change that we want to see in the world" ran through my head. Even though it is a smaller scale I guess it still applies. If I want people to wave at each other when running, then I have to be the one to do it!

        huma bdthom Part of the appeal is like when you are the only person at the gym. It kind of feels like the place belongs to you, if only temporarily.

        My step count today was decent, at over 10,000 steps, thanks in part to a trip to an outdoor museum in the morning.

        I laid off the arm for at least another day from pullups, though I still did 100 pushups later on in the evening.

        Workout tonight was three more abs workouts, Code of Abs (level I, EC), Six Pack (level I, EC), And At-Home Abs (level I, EC).

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          #94
          I started off the day with a run. It was a bit cool this morning, about 4 degrees when I left, and as my winter running clothes are still in storage because of the move, it meant that I just got to wear warm summer clothing (mostly I would have liked some gloves). This was the longest of the route that I had planned, at 9.6 km. Strangely there is a bus that runs right from outside of my building to near where I wanted to start. I understand transit enough to know that there is not someone that needs to go from the hospital to the French Embassy, but it is still kind of a strange route. I guess I was still feeling a bit sore from the run two days ago, as my time was not so great. It was around 1:01:10, but I accidentally hit for the timer to continue running when I put it in my pocket and didn't catch the mistake for about a minute. Ottawa is not a large city by world standards, but still over a million people in its metropolitan area, so it is odd to be able to run almost 10 km through the entire downtown and only have to cross four traffic lights (of which I had to wait at only one). It was a scenic route too, getting to see both of the rivers in the city, and past the national art gallery and the house of parliament. After all I managed to complete most of the running routes that I had designed for our temporary accommodation, and as it is just a few days before we move out. There is one that I have skipped (maybe for Saturday) though it is a loop so it doesn't need to start or finish where I live at the moment (I can just drive to any point on the route in the future and run it). There are not as many interesting routes in the new neighbourhood so if I keep up with running as much as I have I am either going to have to find routes that I drive to, or just improvise where I live.

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          We went back to the open air museum again today (at my older boy's request) and I ended up at over 16,000 steps for the day.

          Tonight I did Crop Top (EC) and Crunch Time (level I, EC). I also did 100 pushups. Took another day off from pullups for my elbow, will see how I feel tomorrow.

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            #95
            Oh wow! Awesome!

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              #96
              woow awesome pictures

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                #97
                What a beautiful route!

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                  #98
                  Anek SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Rissa Thanks!

                  I mostly took an off day today. Step count was pretty low, at only over 7000. I did Classic Abs (level I, EC) and 100 pushups in the evening.

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                    #99
                    Today was a busier day, as we did a bit more together as a family during the day (including going to the same museum for the 4th time in 8 days) even though the weather was not great. Step count for the day was over 10,000.

                    In the late afternoon I went to the exercise park, with the goal of testing my arm on pullups as well as using the soft mulch surface for some high impact activities. It turns out that the mulch is not the best surface for high knees, as with the repeated impact, little grooves are dug by the feet and put more strain on my ankles than I was comfortable with. It was also wet and raining on and off throughout the training. Luckily I found that the workout bench is completely solid, meaning that it was completely dry underneath and that I could keep my phone there (in the picture below, it is evident that the mulch there is dry). I was going to do only 4 workouts, as I was soaked through in my pants by that point, but one of the regulars showed up just as I was going to leave, and as I wanted to talk to him and as he was in the middle of some exercise, I decided to stick around for a fifth workout as I felt I should be doing something while waiting. This workout had situps, so my entire back was fully soaked by the end as I was lying down on the somewhat porous, and therefore wet, surface of the bench. I did Total Core (level I, EC), Chisel Express (level I, EC), Tune-Up (level I, EC), Cardio Sofa (level I, EC) and Beer Belly (level I, EC). These are mostly level 3 workouts, but are all over the place in terms of difficulty. In fact the level 2 workout (Chisel Express) was one of the harder ones, thanks to burpees.

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                    I did 5 sets of 2 pullups. My arm mostly felt all right, though a bit more tight on the second rep each time. I will keep the reps and the overall count low still for a while.

                    Throughout the day I did 100 pushups, and I did another abs workout tonight, Lower Abs (level I). Only a level 4 workout, but the EC for this one for me would put it to 5+ as it required keeping the feet up during the entire workout. I did 6 total abs workouts today, and found that one of the ones on the list was a pullup bar workout which I had to have done, so I got 7 off of the list today.

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                      wow, such pretty pictures!

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                        NancyTree Thanks !!

                        A bit of an odd day for us today, as it was somewhat busy and I had to compromise time at the exercise park to make everything work. It was kind of a moving day, as we get our new place in two days, but the landlord allowed us to move some stuff in today. Also went back to the museum again (for 5 times in 9 days) and then did Trick or Treating with the boys. Although not really fitness related (thanks to candy consumption), it did get me an additional 6,000 steps and I finished the day with over 15,000.

                        In the evening I did Abs of Steel (level I, EC), Tough Cookie, Rock Hard Abs (level I, EC), Super Abs (EC) and Home Upperbody Tone (level I). Once again the abs specific workouts in the database seem to be a bit all-over-the-place in terms of difficulty. The first one was a level 5, and while not easy, was easier than the second one which was a level 4. Also the EC for the second one was again pretty difficult. I kept the plank up in between the various exercises, but to do so for the whole break time is a bit much for me.

                        I also did 110 pushups (the extra 10 after I miscounted in the app that I use to record them). I also did 2 pullups, and only 2 because I did them in the stairwell, where the grip is somewhat painful. Without a streak to keep alive it is nice to not have to worry about doing something which is bad for me, which I suppose is the major downside of a streak.

                        I finished the month with over 350,000 steps, still a lot but a drop from the past two months when I have managed 400,000. Part of the reason for this was that I got sick for a week and didn't run, though that alone wouldn't have gotten me over the 400,000 level. Just harder to get steps at this time of year and for the next few months.

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                          Today was kind of the same as yesterday, as we are still working on moving out of the temporary accommodation into the permanent one. This cut time for us, though I did manage to get the boys to the playground at midday, where I improvised three pullups. It was really not the best form because it was on equipment really not designed for it.

                          I did get over 12,000 steps thanks to the amount of back and forth I did with our possessions in my hands.

                          I had to squeeze exercise in at the very end of the night. I did 2 Minute Abs and Rockin Abs (level I, EC). I was rushing to get these done, so I didn't even see the EC for the first workout until after. I probably did it anyway, but I am not sure.

                          I also did 100 pushups before midnight. I am looking forward to getting back to normal somewhat at the new place, the past seven weeks have been challenging to keep a regular fitness routine.

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                            Good luck with finishing the move, almost there!

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                              Just got caught up on your new log (been working away at it for a few days). Your commitment to what you value in your life is inspiring. Despite all the upheavals. Rain or shine. You roll with the punches and keep a steady head on your shoulders. You go after your goals and knock 'em down one after the other. You really are Captain Canuck!

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                                I hope that your move has gone well and that you can all enjoy being settled in your new home (and that you find your winter clothes soon!)

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