Happy Friday! Woo Hoo! I was up sort of early thanks to the trash collection. Got up and had a quick protein drink before biking to the gym.
Did a good workout today:
- Deadlifts: 3 sets of 8 with 45# bar (first time back with these!)
- Close grip lat pull down: 3 sets of 15 at 40#
- Chin ups: 5 sets of 1
- Rope Crunch: 3 sets of 15 at 30#
- Bench press: 3 sets of 8 with 55# bar
- Seated dumbbell press: 3 sets of 15 with 10# DBs
- Cable triceps press down: 3 sets of 15 at 30#
- Standing calf raises: 3 sets of 15 (body weight)
This routine took about 35 minutes.
Then came home to PB&J oatbran with a banana cooked in!
I did the egg whites in this bowl, but they don’t get creamy and fluffy like regular oats do.
After goofing around for a while (hey, it’s my weekend!) I stopped to pick up some mulch and drool over flowers. I need to assess and plan before I get a bunch. I could do serious damage to my wallet with flowers.
Then I worked in the garden getting the mulch down and getting rid of weeds. I am going to have so few weeds this year… unlike last year!
Here are some things that are blooming right now:
This is the pair to the Queen of the Night. The Ice Princess. They opened a little later for whatever reason. I love this combo!
A stray columbine (??) that just showed up this year:
Quick egg sammie with laughing cow and hot sauce on a lavash.
Then it was time to put the pedal to the asphalt! No biking this weekend likely because of craptacular weather on tap, so I wanted to get in a good one today. I went part of the way to Lake George and turned around. Here I am at the top of a hill:
We have different names for parts of the path. This is called Sprinkles hill because down at the bottom is an ice cream shop (not the one we usually go to, either). Did a couple big hills today, and I was able to do them! Yay! Still a little slow, but I’m happy right now. After 13 miles – I decided it was time for a treat!
Rum cheese cake yogurt with toasted coconut. You know you want some….
It was nice to sit and relax by myself for a while. Then I biked home. Total ride distance today:
20 miles! Average speed 11.1 mph. That’s an improvement of 1 mph, so I am pleased. Longest ride since I hurt my back, too.
I was snacky when I got home, so I had the last kiwi:
And back outside into the garden again. John cooked up a yummy dinner tonight (we ate the same thing!). Stir fry with ginger sauce, sesame oil, hot pepper, and broccoli slaw.
I carefully measured out a 1/4 cup of jasmine rice. It’s like crack to me. I helped by cutting up strawberries Tasty!
I am pretty wiped out now, as it was a busy day. We are going to make some lattes at home tonight and just chill. Very pleased with my eating today. My weekends can sometimes mean a lot of extra food. Today was a good day.