What’s blooming today!

It’s Friday and you know what that means! What’s blooming! But first, the daily stuff. I proteined up and biked to the gym. I know a lot of you are in a heat wave, but it was in the upper 50s biking there this morning 😯

Warmed up with 1 mile on the treadmill and then set to lifting.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell dead lifts 3 sets of 10 with 65# bar Lower body
Barbell Incline Chest Press 3 set of 10 with 45# bar Chest
Wide grip pulldown 3 sets of 10 at 50# Back
Reverse Crunches 3 sets of 15 Core
Good Mornings 3 sets of 12 with 35# bar Lower back and hammies
Stationary Lunge 3 sets of 10 holding a 25# plate Lower body
Upright row 3 sets of 10 with 30# bar Shoulders
Bench Dips 3 sets of 10 Triceps

Then I hopped onto the treadmill for another mile.  I was super sweaty today as the AC wasn’t on at the gym because it was chilly out and they had the doors open.  It felt good to bike home in the cool air.

I came home to a cute scene:

Pixie is a heat-seeking lap missile now that it is cooler in the mornings.

In honor of Banana Lovers Day, I had banana custard cream of wheat topped with peanut butter and fluff and joined John at the table (rare):

Deliciousness!   Since today is pretty much just a half work day for me, I was able to relax some in the morning.  I don’t have a set start time with job 2, so no rush to log in.  I wrote that book review (click here for review and giveaway) and then worked.

Lunch break.  Egg sammie.

I am not afraid to eat eggs.  I do like runny yolks, but most times I cook thoroughly.  Plus we buy locally produced eggs, so I worry less.

Nice stuff in the garden right now.

More asters:

A grasshopper!

Buddha being all peaceful with the clematis:


Purple Liriope:

This is the white Liriope in it’s neat little mounds:

Twin gaillardia:

And a little dahlia:

Came back in and did more work.  John made me a latte 😀

And I pulled out a mighty awesome looking loaf of bread out of the oven!

I said I wanted to just pick it up and take a huge bite out of it.  John suggested I could slice it instead, but where’s the fun in that??

Finished up work and I almost don’t know what to do with myself.   Since John cooked up a bunch of chicken, you know I had to have a salad for dinner!

Funny how there was no real urge to snack or anything today.  It seems like yesterday just filled whatever needs my body had.  I think sometimes we concentrate on staying in a specific calorie range and the body just pushes back against that at times because it actually has different needs than an assumed calorie count each day.

You know the evening snack includes some of that bread.

Best loaf to date, I think.  It’s a wheat challah bread.  I just didn’t braid it (lazy).

Tomorrow is a long ride.  Going to shoot for 50 miles.  A very nice day on tap, so hopefully it will happen.  Likely frozen yogurt tomorrow!

Question:  Are you eating eggs right now?

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12 thoughts on “What’s blooming today!

  1. Andra

    It was cool for me at just under 75 degrees, so 50 seems downright freezing. It was perfect weather for a long walk, I completed just over 10,500 steps.

    About the eggs…I get my eggs from the farm, organic and truly free range, I see the hens running wild on the pasture. I know my eggs are free from anything nasty so I feel confident eating them pretty much on a daily basis, even during the billion egg recall. Just goes to show how important it is to know where your food comes from.

    That bread looks amazing.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..Happy Birthday Donna! =-.

  2. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I’m still egging along. The current drama didn’t affect our region.

    Enjoy your bike ride! We’ve got cooler weather here (high 80s) so I’m going for a longer-for-me ride tomorrow. It won’t be 50 miles, though. Unless I make a wrong turn. 🙂
    .-= Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Friday- Fabulous Friday =-.

  3. Pubsgal

    Well, not at the moment: I just ate a mini-Luna bar. 😉 Okay, I’m being a smarty. Yes, we’re eating eggs, because ours weren’t in the affected batch. My kids won’t eat eggs, unless they’re in a baked good, so they’re not at risk. (No unbaked cookie dough, though, that’s for sure!)

    Love all your late-summer flowers! That dahlia is especially lovely.

    Hope you both enjoy a great ride tomorrow!
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Race Report- 4th Annual Lompoc Sprint Triathlon 2010 =-.

  4. Jane

    I also eat eggs (mostly the whites), and my store has a sign posted that says their eggs are not implicated in the salmonella batch. (That sentence sounded like the eggs committed a crime.) I do cook them well, however. Your bread looks delicious–would you be able to provide the recipe?
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..I Hate My New Haircut and the Dreaded Weigh-In =-.

  5. April

    I AM eating eggs right now 🙂 I checked all 11 dozen of mine and they’re okay.

    My post would say “What’s Dying Today”. I’m awful at watering LOL!

  6. Joanne

    As a matter of fact, I had a mouthful of eggbeater omelet as I read your question. So YES, I am eating eggs right now and lovin’ every bite!

    Hey! GREAT day for a 50 mile ride and froyo at the end. Wish we could do it with you. Isn’t this the weekend of the Travers? Better avoid Saratoga.
    Have a super Sat & Sun.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..CEimB- Mixed Berry Cobbler Pancake Cookies =-.

  7. Fran

    I’m always eating eggs, had one on my sandwich this afternoon. Nothing wrong with the eggs here.

    Have fun today at your bike ride, already look forward to the report.

    Cute pic of your two beloved ones.

  8. Jody - Fit at 52

    And we are both talking bread today but what else is new.. we both love us our bread!!!! I want some of yours!!!!! Lucky you! Even though my sis bought me that book you have way back when, I found out that it was not a good thing for me to have the fresh bread in the house. I can handle the store stuff I buy but the homemade.. more practice for me!!! I would come by your house if I was closer!;-)

    AS for that Pixie pic.. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute with John!

    And I always love your garden pics & already sent a couple off to my friend that loves to get them!

    Have a wonderful weekend & you are probably biking like crazy by now!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Saturday Funny =-.

  9. Tish

    Yep, we’re in an egg-safe state. Your garden looks great. Love the color of the dahlia and asters. Hope your weather is (was) nice for your ride today. we’re having an early dinner and biking for a longer (than usual for us) ride afterwards. Have a great weekend.
    .-= Tish´s last blog ..Fall =-.

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