Friday, July 23, 2010

Fun Facts Friday - The Versatile Blogger Edition

Back, Chest, Abs...Oh My
Jason was getting up early to head to his master's swim class then for a bike ride, so I knew I'd be getting up early one way or the other. Today I had planned on back and chest, but since I didn't have a spotter, that meant I'd have to go lighter with my chest work. So I decided to superset chest exercises to up the intensity to make up for the lower weights. Well, it worked. Essentially I was doing 16 reps for chest for 3 sets. Burn baby burn!  I did 3 sets of 8 reps of everything except as noted.

Flat bench chest flyes
Flat bench DB chest press

Flat back double-arm rows
Underhand band pulls (band in door in lieu of pull ups, not sure what this is really called - did 10 reps)

Incline chest flyes
Incline DB chest press

Underhand DB rows

Pushups on stability ball - 24
Lat band pull downs - 16 with blue band

I did some basic ab work with and without weights while waiting for it to get light enough to run. I hit the pavement right at 5:50 and ran for 20 minutes. It was so humid and I was really regretting that I forgot to grab my hat (to soak up the sweat, ick right). My legs felt really heavy initially, but the loosened up, and I had another really good run. Total time for workout (with brief stretch) was 1:05. I should have noted that yesterday's was 1:07 because I know it probably sounded much longer than it really was.

We're Boring Folks on Fridays
Tonight will, of course, be Pizza Friday, so no new recipes or food pictures. We're fairly boring people, and rarely go out so I feel like I don't have much to report or share with you on Fridays.

Tomorrow, however, will be a super busy one for us. We are planning on another lake day with the family. We'll need every bit of that water too as the highs are predicted to be 100. I'm hoping to get in a run at the very least, and I plan on trying to persuade my dear sis into another interval workout. Jason already said no way.

We're also supposed to have dinner with some friends. We're very much looking forward to this. It's actually my former dance teacher and his wife. Antonio is an amazing cook and always makes me a fabulous vegetarian (usually vegan) dish. I feel so honored to have someone go out of their way to make sure I get a superb dinner as well. It really means a lot that he takes the time to think about my needs.

For those of you who are vegetarian, vegan, or have food allergies, do you have any friends who make special meals for you? Somewhere you can go and not worry about what you'll end up with? It's such a refreshing change I must say.

Fun Facts Friday - Versatile Blogger Edition

Kat @ Bubblegum Gym Kat and Kris @ IHeartWellness both passed along The Versatile Blogger award to me. This may seem trivial to some people (probably not you guys) but this really means a great deal to me. when I started blogging, I had absolutely no clue what to expect. I feel very honored that any one of you read my blog. So getting these "awards" really is special to me. So I truly do thank you both.

Ok, no more mushiness: The Guidelines for Accepting this Award are…
  1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
  2. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award on to 10 bloggers who you have recently discovered, and think are fantastic!

I thought it would work just nicely for Fun Facts Friday. So even if it's not passed along to you, consider yourself a Versatile Blogger and tell me at least 2 random things you've not yet shared
  1. Last night I finally started my Daily Thanks journal where I intend on listing the things I have been thankful for during the day and a goal for the next day.
  2. This morning I decided that I think I am a runner (that's for you Jess and Jo)
  3. I love working biceps.
  4. I have a convertible and can't imagine ever having a hardtop now.
  5. I'm a lazy neat freak - want everything neat and tidy, but too lazy to keep up with it.
  6. I have a horrible habit of picking at my cuticles when I get nervous or anxious (thanks for the reminder Alicia).
  7. I want one more Cocker Spaniel - a chocolate colored named Charlie (after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
Now I am passing this along to these 10 fab bloggers that I have more recently discovered:
Jenny @ Vegan and So Forth
Melissa @ Melissa Dishes
Lindsey @ Cotter Crunch
Alycia @ Fit n Fresh
Bela @ It's Life, Max it Out
Jill @ My So Called Health Life
Sarah @ Run Sarah
Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose
Melissa @ Live Laugh Love...Run
Fit Chick in the City

Happy Happy Friday!