What’s blooming today

Weekend time! Sort of. I still need to do job #2, but whose counting at this point?

I was looking forward to a calorie busting workout today and I got one. I had a piece of yummy toast and jam prior to leaving.

Then I biked to the gym and hit the iron:

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Cable squat to row 3 sets of 10 at 60# Full body
Stiff leg deadlift 3 sets of 10 at 75# Lower body
Barbell chest press 3 sets of 10 with 55# bar Chest
Dumbbell pullover 3 sets of 10 25# DB Back
Captain’s chair 3 sets of 10 Abs
Lower back extension 3 sets with 10 at 100# Low back
Seated calf raise 3 sets of 10 at 110# Calves
Ahnold Press 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total) Shoulders

Then I hopped on the treadmill and did 3 miles. I alternated the speed a little and progressively set it faster. I left it at 5.7 mph for the last mile. I was sweating buckets. I totally soaked my entire shirt above the waistband:

Cue Tom Jones “She’s a Lady” Fashion Friday here I come 😛

I felt so awesome when I was done. Then I biked home and proceeded to have a hot breakfast. 😕

I had soaked some steel cut oats overnight, so I made banana custard oats and topped them with toasted pecans and 1 tbsp of maple syrup.

What an awesome combo this was!!  Why I have never done it before is beyond me.  Maple must be a superfood, right?

Then I rushed to do some blueberry picking.  Storms were rolling in by radar, so I hit the picking early.  This is along the row I was picking in.

The acoustics in the blueberry patch are very odd.  You can here someone talking and it sounds like they are the next row over, but then you see them far away.  It is bizarre.

I so wish I could share the blueberries with all of you.  They are so amazing and wonderful.

It was lunchtime when I got back.  I made a quick wrap with scrambled eggs, laughing cow and hot sauce.

No fruit on this plate because I probably ate a cup of blueberries while picking and driving home.

Great blooms happening right now.  Gazanias are popping out all over:

Ageratum have gotten big!


Potted geraniums and allysum

My blackeyed Susans are out of control.  I did not plant any of these in the front.  All volunteers.  As they are along the walk way.

I am starting to lose the weed battle right now.  With the heat and my schedule lately, I haven’t spent as much time weeding as I should.  Must remedy that this weekend.

Love this pic:

Pixie just watched me take pictures today.  Lazy..

Then I headed out for some birthday shopping for my BIL.  Success!  Starbies was in the next plaza over.  So that meant I got to stop and relax with my netbook for a bit.   I was actually quite hungry at this point.

Reduced fat berry coffee cake (320 cal), plus a cup of coffee on the side.  Hot coffee because it was cold in here.  Every place is cold around here inside.

After some relaxing and going over the paperwork on my new account with job #2, I headed home.   Dinner was a yummy chicken breast with laughing cow, BBQ sauce and topped with caramelized onions.  Tasty!

I’ll be doing a little more work later, but first is time for some fun:


John raised the question as to where Dopey comes from as he is the only dwarf under the age of 50?

Tomorrow is a long bike ride, and maybe a cupcake stop!

Question:  Any exciting plans for the weekend?

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14 thoughts on “What’s blooming today

  1. debby

    Lots to comment on. Love the geranium/sweet allysum combo—must try that next year. Every year I get a few red geraniums.

    Love the doppelganger flower so much.

    Jealous of your blueberry picking.

    My exciting plans? Have to work tomorrow. Maybe take Noah to group dog training classes on Sunday.

  2. Run Sarah

    Awesome workout! I haven’t tried that berry cake at Starbucks but it looks great! Allen and I may go on a hike this weekend would would be fun!
    .-= Run Sarah´s last blog ..Long Days =-.

  3. Pubsgal

    Sounds like you had a great day AND a good weekend in store! Like Debby, I like that geranium/alyssum combo.

    Not much going on here this weekend. My husband and son are going to a train show, so I need to think of something fun to do with my daughter. Maybe I’ll take her on the trail for a bike ride, then out to lunch. 🙂
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Weekly update- 7-14-10 =-.

  4. Tish

    Love your garden pix. DH took today off and we took our 8 yr old grandson to Mt Vernon. Toured the house and lots of the out buildings, but then took refuge in the beautiful new (air conditioned!) education center. One of the excellent movies has special effects including a snow fall. That felt good on this super hot day. After dinner, we settled him down with a Star Wars movie and went out for a 10 mile bike ride in the relatively cooler air.

  5. Desert Agave

    All your blueberry talk inspired me to pick some up at the grocery store yesterday. Normally I’m a raspberry kind of a girl. The blueberries are a nice change.

    Weekend plans include a movie today and a bike ride tomorrow. And last night we went out and saw a ball game.
    .-= Desert Agave´s last blog ..Unplugging from Food =-.

  6. Susan

    I love seeing what’s in your garden!! Have you ever thought about growing veggies?? It seems to be the “cool” thing to do in all these big cities I’ve been in lately.

    That bbq/carmelized onion sauce looks like a fantastic chicken topper!

    Have fun on your bike ride (and eating cupcakes) today!! I’m watching the Tour, then off to work to meet about my first client (!!) and a blogger picnic tomorrow!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Whole Paycheck =-.

  7. Fran

    Yeah I’ve got blueberries too 🙂 going to make a dessert with it tomorrow.

    No exciting plans for this weekend, just relax. Have fun at your bike ride.

  8. Jody - Fit at 52

    Lori, that one pic looks like a scene out of Honey I Shrunk the Kids! 🙂

    OK, I love the sweaty Lori pic.. you go Lori! I love the food pics & you know which ones I like the best, :-), and your garden… beautiful. Pixie is one smart cat!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Saturday Funny! =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Knowing the calorie count makes a big difference. I don’t always get something to eat. Sometimes I just get a latte and nothing to eat. I was hungry on Friday, and I had done that big workout in the morning, so I was okay with eating the coffee cake, but had just coffee instead of a latte with it.

      I would say probably in the last year or so I began having food when we would go out to a coffee shop, but not every time.

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