St. Patty’s and Doggy Diplomas!

Slainte!!  I love St. Patty’s Day!  We have an Irish family, and I have that wonderful pasty, freckled skin 😀

It’s lifting day, and I needed to work off the nice dark chocolate binge I had last night.  It’s not the chocolate stash of mine, but the stupid dark chocolate chips that John snacks on.  They were up high, and I was up there getting some chocolate down for my mom and of course, I snagged some from the bag, and then snagged some more.  I think it is the tinyness of them that makes them so snackable.

It was about 35 degrees when I got up, so I decided to bike to the gym.  I was okay until about 1/2 mile in, when I realized it was pretty darn cold LOL!  I had on double gloves, too.  It’s only 1.7 miles away, so I toughed it out.

Had a nice tiring session today:

  • Chin ups:  2 sets of 2, 1 set of 1
  • Barbell squats:  10 at 45#, 10 at 75#, 8 at 95#, 6 at 105#, and 4 at 115# (YES!!)
  • Seated rows: 3 sets of 10 at 60#
  • Barbell chest press:  10 at 45#, 8 at 55#, 6 at 65#, 4 at 75#  (YES!!)
  • Good mornings:  3 sets of 10 with 45# bar
  • Supine Row:  3 sets of 6 with body weight (These are really hard)
  • Decline sit ups:  3 sets of 10.
  • Front raise:  3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs
  • Hammer curl: 3 sets of 8 with 15# DBs
  • Bench dips:  3 sets of 10 with body weight.

Then I walked on the treadmill until John met me at the gym for breakfast! We elected to stay close to home, as it is a busy day for me, and biking to bagels would take a long time with Ridge St closed.  So, we went to Cafe on the Park!

This place does it old school.  My breakfast was 2 eggs with toast and home fries, plus coffee – all for $2.99!  Can you beat that?


Then we biked home.  It was warmer, but still a little brisk.  Sunny, though.  Makes me want to play hooky :mrgreen:  But alas, bills must be paid.

Since it is St Patty’s day, I decided to have Irish Steel Cut Oats for lunch – pumpkin style!  These are the quick cook steel cut oats.

Working all day trying to get as much done as I can.  Pixie visited and this was the best I could do dressing her up in green:

Can you believe I can still get the laptop on my lap with her there?  She makes it hard, though 😀

Afternoon snack: 

I just set it on my thighs to preview how it will look after the chocolate ends up there anyway :mrgreen:

Quick dinner before dog training tonight!  Chicken on a bagel thin.  I don’t even want to use the word bagel with these.  They are just sandwich thins with a hole in the middle.  Lame….

Final dog training class tonight. Storm being very good here:

Storm and Georgia with my sister and I:

Tonight is graduation night for the doggies!  They all did a good job.  I made homemade biscuits for them last night, too.

John came with tonight to see the graduation.  It was a family affair as my parents were there with their dog, my sister and my niece!    John and I headed out to Starbies for a cuppa after class and had a special cookie from my mom (came from QVC).

Skim latte and cookie.  They cancel each other out, right?  Think I need a detox tomorrow or something.  Phew….  I at least need to refocus.

Catch you all on Thursday!
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22 thoughts on “St. Patty’s and Doggy Diplomas!

  1. John

    Congratulations on graduating dog school! I had a laugh reading the choclate bar thing…never thought of it that way. Should have! I get my shoes at the local Running Room….not professional enough? I may need new ones but was thinking I may have been landing wrong after trying to avoid reinjuring my heel?!
    .-= John´s last blog ..Running Slow is Hard =-.

  2. Kelly

    Aw, congratulations to Storm. 🙂 How cute that you made doggie biscuits!

    AWESOME job on the workout! Gosh I wish I could just get over my gym phobia. Working on it.

    Hey, I’m Irish too. And Scottish. My first and middle name is Kelly Carroll. Still have family in Ireland and I have the fair skin and freckles. 🙂
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Terrific CrockPot Roast Recipe and the Daily exercise =-.

  3. debby

    I have been having a hankering for some home fries. Guess I’ll have to make some myself.

    And congrats to all on the doggie school. I need to take these guys to doggie school. Now to find the time…

  4. Joanne

    Hey Lori! Thanks for stopping by my blog! The peanut butter on my last post was actually 1 tablespoon, but it still looks like a sea of peanutty goodness.

    I’m going to add you to my blog roll if that okay?!?
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Green Beer? =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      No – they aren’t like bagels. They are just like the little sandwich thins. Taste exactly the same, they just have a hole. Pretty disappointing.

  5. Shelley B

    Too funny about the chocolate on your thighs…I SO get that!

    We just did Good Mornings for the first time last week – so random that you did them, too! You are a tougher woman than I, biking in those cold temperatures – no matter how many layers I put on, the wind just gets me somewhere.

    Good dog, Storm!!!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Wednesday Workout Update – All Things Burpee =-.

  6. Joanne

    I just LOVE the chocolate bar on your thighs… brilliant!

    Congrats to all doggies. We have a photo of Shane with a grad. cap on. Too cute!

    I have a question for you: Do you have any intention of running the “fast and furious” Mohawk Hudson River Marathon in Oct?
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..CEimB: Pasta Puttanesca =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Marathon? No. I can’t even talk myself into doing a 1/2 LOL! I will be doing the Mohawk Towpath Duathlon in October, though!

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