Camp Challenge ride

Hello!! Another day, another dollar 😀 I headed on out to the gym. I wanted a lighter day today, so I just biked to the gym and did some weights:

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell deadlifts 3 sets of 8 at 80# Lower body
Seated lat row 3 sets of 10 at 60# Back
Dumbbell Incline Bench Press 3 sets of 10 with 20# DBs (40# total) Chest
Decline sit ups 3 sets of 10 Abs
Alternating side lunge 3 sets of 10 (each leg) with 15# DBs (30# total) Legs
Seated Calf Raise 3 sets with 10 at 110# Calves
Arnold Press 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total) Shoulders
Bench Dips 3 sets of 10 Triceps
Good Mornings 3 sets of 10  at 55# Lower back and hammies

Then I walked for 10 minutes on the treadmill to cool down before biking home. I actually did not have a preworkout snack today as I felt absolutely no hunger at all when I got up. I ate a bit too much yesterday, and it seemed to hold over. Anyway, I was hungry for breakfast, though! One of my new bowls I got yesterday:

John says “Another bowl?” 😳

I had banana custard cream of wheat topped with cashew butter and beer jelly.

My bowl almost isn’t big enough LOL!

So, I have decided to put my mouth where my pedals are.  I signed up for the Camp  Challenge ride in September.

I  will be riding the Metric Century ride (62.5 miles) on September 12 and raising funds to support the Double H ranch in Lake Luzerne.  The Double H ranch is dedicated to providing services to children who have life threatening illnesses and their families.  The Camp Challenge ride is to raise funds to send these children to the camp for free.  My goal is to raise $250.  This is the first time I have ever done a fundraising type of thing, so I have a lot of work to do!  If you would like to support me with a donation, you can do so here.  If half of my readers donated $1 – we would be pretty close!  As I alluded to yesterday, I will be working on a cookbook of all my recipes that I have done on the site and will be giving a copy of this to anyone who donates (when it is finished).  Or, you can support by  passing my link on to anyone you know who might be interested in this.  FYI – there are 3 of these rides on that day, so anyone who lives near Lake Luzerne;  Ashford, CT, or Lake Hughes, CA can do a ride as well! (15, 30, or 62.5 miles).  You can email me if you have any questions at all.

I am pretty excited about it!!

Lunch break included some tuna salad and lime FSTG chips.  I do like these.  That pear I had yesterday was under ripe – so I need to give the others a chance to ripen up!  Strawberries it is 😀

Pixie is ready to open a can of whoopass on a kitty outside while I am preparing my food.

Break time! John made me a latte with some protein in it and I had a snack of dark chocolate.

Yum!

Work was slow at first, but then picked up and I finished up both jobs.  I may (or not) do more work tonight to make up for yesterday.

I do need to do a wee bit more shopping for Mr. J – as his birthday is Wednesday and I need stocking stuffers for him.  Not that he gets a stocking for his birthday….

Needed something fast for dinner because I was hangry and really wanted to snack.  So it was baked clam strips and brussels.

This plate was really colorful and pleasing to my eyes.  Being mindful of not just the taste of the food, but noticing how it looks and appreciating that .

Made a stop at the library to get something to read.  I actually got several things, but this was fiction:

I kind of like historical fiction. This book is about Eleanor, the granddaughter of King Edward I.  Hope it’s good!

Gonna make a snack and decide whether I am going to work or read… hmmmm… wonder which I will choose….

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17 thoughts on “Camp Challenge ride

  1. Kimberley

    I vote for read!

    Cool that you are doing the bike ride. I will support you, but closer to the day. My donation will be $25.

    Nice colourful food day and I really like your new bowl.

    I wonder what John is getting for his birthday.
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Rotten Lemons =-.

  2. Pubsgal

    Happy Monday! You crack me up: 110 lbs calf raises and 80 lbs dead lifts make for a “lighter day”?!? 😀

    I’m excited for your doing the “Camp Challenge!” Sounds like a great cause – I’ll be pledging. I was poking around the “Team Hole in the Wall” site, and if I’m reading it correctly, people can register with them for events not listed on their web site. That’s cool!
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Weekly Update- 7-28-10 =-.

  3. Deb

    love , love ,LOVE your new bowl! I collect coffee cup and i can just see my hubby saying the same thing to me when i find one. LOL! That bike ride sounds awesome! My daughter was a GREAT fund raiser growing up! 🙂 But i’ve never tried it myself. With your great personality i bet you’ll do great!

    Pixie reminded me we have a wee kitty at work. Momma started out with 8 and is down to one. Theres two big mean cats that hang out there that i think have been the demise of her little ones. Momma is such a little thing herself, no more than a year old. Climbed a ladder to peek a the little one today and its eyes are just opening. Its sooo hot here i feel so bad for it. Momma has it in the shade and is doing her best. A few employees are feeding her. Management would not be happy but hey were rebels! 🙂

  4. debby

    I LOVE that bowl too. I love getting new bowls and new coffee mugs. Especially when they are so cheap (like at Home Goods.) That’s cool you are doing that bike ride. I’m gonna check out the Lake Hughs but I bet its in Southern California.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..I AM NOT HOSTILE =-.

  5. Shelley B

    Very cool, your bike ride/challenge! Sounds like a fun way to raise money for a good cause…are you going to have a donate button?

    Pixie…grrr, gets those darn cats out of my yard!!!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Old Friends =-.

  6. Jane

    I loved your post! The bowl is so pretty, and your food looked delicious. I always get good ideas from you that leads me to try new recipes. I can really get into a food rut sometimes, so thanks. The bike challenge sounds like fun, and what is even better, it’s for a good cause. By the way, the book you chose would be one that I would
    choose–love historical fiction.
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..Birthdays can be Dangerous for the Secret Weight Loss Blogger =-.

  7. Jan

    The bike ride sounds wonderful. I checked out the site and gave my donation! You have been my inspiration to pedal my butt.

  8. Fran

    Very cool that your going to do that bike ride and of course I sponsor you. Already made my donation.

    I’m a bit strange: I don’t like fruits that are too ripe so I eat my pears when they still are a bit unripe and not soft. If not I don’t eat them anymore. Same goes for apples and kiwis and bananas.

  9. Biz

    Ha – my husband would have said the same thing, or mike likely “you already have four blue bowls!”

    Good luck on the ride – I have already done my donations for August, but I’ll put you in line for September – just left myself a reminder! 😀

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