Thais’ tactical strength competition

Dead lift body weight = 29 in one minute.
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Pull-ups: as many as possible = 8.
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35 pound kettle bell for 3 minutes = 94.
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The last one was grueling, I thought. Each length was 25 yards. Flip a 150 pound tire.
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Return with a 73-pound atlas ball.
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Farmer walk carrying 90 pounds, go down, turn around slowly to avoid losing control of the weights,
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and come back.
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Take the atlas ball back.
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And finally, flip the tire back to the start.
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Done! Sheesh.
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My daughter is a stud-woman.

Open House at RL Prep

I was in grades 7-8 here in beginning in 1960. Then it was called Rio Linda Jr High School. The name has changed and now serves grades 5-8. Grades K-4 are located down the street at Dry Creek Elementary.
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Local organizations were invited to have an information table in the main hallway.
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Doug and I manned a table for the Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society.
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We managed to lure 12 people into taking our little quiz. How did we do that? A piece of candy if they simply filled out an answer sheet.
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Extra helpers. What looks like a giant red rubber band is actually an unraveled fruit roll-up.
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Want to know more about this post? I’m now blogging on the RLEHS website which can be found at
http://www.rlehistorical.org/
Look under the tab News and More.

Public art

We were at Starbuck’s, Dick was buying a bus ticket online so he could go to Palo Alto (his mother was in the hospital)
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when I looked over and spotted this. I couldn’t tell what it was from this angle. I walked around to the right
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and was so surprised to see a gigantic face.
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Matter Contemplates Spirit by Stephen J Katenbach, 2004.
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Birthday Party #3

Sunday, the actual birthdays of Sophia and Odin. Lenin was in Georgia at the preliminary rounds of the Masters. Stacey had to work. We met at Thais’ house.image

Cousins at play.
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Carter helps out.
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Uncle Justin at play.
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No birthday cake this time, but rather cherry pie – the one I made at Merrilyn’s a few months ago – rapidly thawed earlier today 🙂
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Happy Birthday Odin

This is #4 for Odin. His party was at the G St house with lots of friends from his Beanstalk Preschool.
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This has been a busy day. LGA bike ride in the morning and two birthday parties in the afternoon – I need to learn how to be in two places at the same time.

Happy Birthday Sophia

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The party was at Tricks Gymnastics & Dance.
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Lenin is wearing Olaf’s reindeer antlers. Avery is jumping with cousin Jeffery.
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On Sophia’s right is cousin Lauren. Lots of friends from Milestone’s Preschool were also there.
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Avery is helped by grandmother Rita, who is known as Lala.image

Time for pizza and birthday cake.
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Uncle Leno, Rita, Thais, Lenin:
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LGA Bike Club Ride #3

I arrived early for the Pancake Breakfast.
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The artist who created our club logo.image

Another club ride, all men, riding fast.
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Captain LaTraye leads the group across the Jibboom St Bridge.
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Stop #1: Practical Cycle in Old Sacramento. They specialize in electrical-assist bicycles and cargo bikes.
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Time to lock up the bikes find a place to eat. Well, yeah, we just rode 4 miles.
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Candy Heaven – the next logical place to go.
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From Old Sac we rode across the Tower Bridge and saw Raley Field, then rode another 1 1/2 miles along the Sacramento River to Miller Park before turning around.
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LaTraye gave Devin some tips on stretching.
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L-R: LaTraye, Monika from WALKSacramento, Devin, Angel, Ms McManus.
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Total miles = 12

Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society

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I really enjoy volunteering time to the Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society. Tonight there’s a planning meeting for the upcoming Farm and Tractor Days in May.

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This meeting and all board meetings happen at Dry Creek Ranch House. There is a large beautiful rose garden in front.

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The new banner going up at a busy intersection. L-R: Tom Ray-President, Ralph Hants-Director
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CBET at Sierra View

The first (of four) CBET classes ended today after 32 hours of instruction. We started in November and I have come to care so much for my students. L-R: Yulith, Georgina, Julissa (kneeling), Rosa (with flowers), Maria, Dania, Teresa, Juana, Susana. Rosa received a bouquet because she completed the most hours.
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