Packed a lot into today! I tried to sleep in a little later and managed to sleep until about 7, which was good. I needed to wait until it was light enough outside to bike to the gym. Temps were upper 40s this morning, so definitely doable.
NROLW Stage 6 A: last workout!
- Negative chinups: 3 sets of 1
- Wide grip lat pulldown with slow release: 1o sets of 2 at 70 pounds
- Barbell split squats: 3 sets of 6 at 70 pounds
- Pushups: 3 sets of 6 with feet elevated.
I was encouraged on the chinups today. The first one I hopped up to the bar and held myself up for quite a while, much longer than when I first started. The other 2 were the usual length. I think given a few months, I could progress to actual chinups.
John met me at the gym and we biked 5 miles to Maude’s Kitchen for my football meal!
This place is cute as a button inside! It’s like from the 50s:
The breakfast menu is made up of dishes that Maude’s children loved. I think she had something like 9 kids. I got the biggest kick out of this one:
I had an omelet with home fries, and John had oatmeal with a side of ham and toast. Switcheroo for us!
A most excellent breakfast and I could watch them cook it at the griddle, so it was all fresh! This spread for the 2 of us was $13. Can’t beat that! I was so hungry after the workout and bike ride and ate all but about 1/2 the potatoes.
Pink item of the day at our table:
Pumpkin shopping time at the garden center after I got home (and showered 😀 )
They also had Christmas lawn stuff out for sale. Looks like the reindeer got into Santa’s eggnog again:
I spent about 5 minutes giggling over this outside. 😀
Lunch was pretty delayed and just a Zone bar because of the big breakfast. I so have Maude’s on my list to revisit. I spent a good deal of time picking out my pumpkin pattern and contemplating a new career in dentistry 😉
I used a pattern for a scary clown:
John did a free form, sort of alien thing:
Dinner was almost pizza, but then we decided we could cook up shrimp and grits really quickly and it was delicious!
We just sauteed a bit of lean bacon with some chopped onion, sprinkled flour over it and some vegetable broth, then added the shrimp. Served over grits. Yum!
We are running a 5K tomorrow on Halloween! Provided it isn’t pouring rain, but weather looks okay for now. I am going to try to dress as a bee using yellow duct tape over a black outfit. I have the antennae made with a headband (which Pixie found to be quite fascinating). It should be interesting at any rate.
Question: Do you have your pumpkins carved before Halloween?