A couple of weeks ago, Julie wrote a post about the meaning of her dog Sadie’s name. It means “Princess” and fits her adorable pup perfectly. I was curious to know what Murphy’s name means, so I looked it up online. Murphy means “sea-warrior” or “sea-battler.” Obviously, it’s the perfect name for a pug [insert sarcasm].
Generally, pugs aren’t the biggest fans of water (most of them won’t even go near it, let alone swim), but Murphy is a weirdo has enjoyed it since his puppy days.
(How adorable is he?)
In the summertime, Murphy thoroughly enjoys cooling off in the water.
He has one hot pug butt!
And, sometimes, he even likes going for a swim.
Clearly, this dog has “sea warrior” written all over him.
This morning’s breakfast started out as a mini cooking disaster (I planned to make pancakes, but they stuck to the pan and fell apart), but it ended up turning out okay and tasting really delicious: Breakfast “Stir Fry”.
Three Questions Thursday
Happy Thursday! Here’s the next edition of Three Questions Thursday!
What happened to Blog Dogs? I sent you a picture of my dog, but it was never posted. Do you think you’ll bring it back? I really liked seeing the dogs!
Sorry that I wasn’t able to post a picture of your pup on CNC. Here’s what happened with Blog Dogs.
A few months ago, I received a monthly bill from my web host for $1,200. As you can imagine, I had a mini heart attack. Apparently, I was going over my allotted bandwidth and getting hit with some serious overage charges, which I thought, at the time, was related to posting all of those dog photos, so I stopped doing Blog Dogs. (Bloggers: Just another reminder to reduce/resize your photos before posting them!)
My host and I figured everything out (the bill was a mistake on their end), and I know a lot of you guys miss Blog Dogs, so I’m going to bring it back. If you sent me a photo and it was never posted on CNC, I still have it in my inbox, so I’ll start posting them again soon. If you’d like your pup to appear in Blog Dogs, just send me an email with a pic and a sentence or two that you would like me to include with it.
When you do the WOD in Crossfit and it only takes say 9 minutes, are you done? Do you just go home or do you repeat it? It’s crazy to me to only work out for 10 min even though I know it’s a great one.
The WOD is just one part of a typical CrossFit class, and they can range from 2 minutes (if you’re an animal) to 30 minutes (or more). Each day that I go to CrossFit, I plan to be there for an hour.
Every CrossFit class is different, but here’s what the majority of them might look like:
- 10-15 minute warm-up, usually done as a group
- 15-20 minutes spent on either practicing a skill (rowing technique, handstands, jump rope skills) OR strength (deadlifts, overheat squats, Olympic lifts)
- 10-30 minutes for the Workout of the Day (WOD). At my box, 90% of the WODs are done in under 20 minutes, but they’re no joke.
- The last 5-10 minutes of class are spent on mobility and improving range of motion (stretching, foam rolling, etc.).
I was hoping you might have a recommendation for any hotels that are close to the starting line for the Boston marathon. I have NO IDEA where to stay. The website is not very helpful and I’m unfamiliar with the city.
Good question! I’m not too sure either, but I found a couple of websites that might be helpful to you: Marathon Hotel Guide (Boston Marathon) and Marathon Tours & Travel (Boston Marathon). Additionally, if other readers have recommendations as to where to stay near the start line (or finish line), please leave a comment on this post. Thank you!