Last night, I realized that I’m not going to see Murphy for almost an entire week once I leave for California on Wednesday morning, so I planned some quality time together into our day today.
Murphy and I took “a ride in the car to the park” this morning. (This dog pretty much loses his sh*t when he hears those three words in the same sentence. Typically, he runs around in circles and barks until he gets into the car.)
Murphy might not look it in the above photo, but I swear he was psyched to go to the park. We visited his new favorite place to run around and explore: Bare Cove Park.
I wasn’t sure how many dogs we’d see at the park during the week, but there were a ton of people running and walking with their dogs. Apparently, Bare Cove is always a happening place!
It was a really chilly morning, so I bundled up. Once I started walking, it wasn’t so bad.
Murphy and I explored a new route and walked for a little over an hour. Usually, he gets distracted by other dogs at the park and forgets how to listen, but he was really well-behaved this morning.
Murphy is the best exercise buddy. His pug energy is contagious, and our walk put me in the best mood. Hooray for dogs!
I wore exercise clothes to the park, so when I got home I figured I’d put them to work with a quickie workout in my living room. All I needed for this workout was a resistance band and a stopwatch (and half of an episode of Jersey Shore to keep me entertained).
20-Minute Resistance Band Workout
I repeated the circuit 3 times and didn’t rest between exercises or sets.
- Warm-up: 5 minutes (jog in place + jumping jacks)
- Push-ups: 12 reps
- Mountain Climbers for 60 seconds
- Bent Over Rows with resistance band for 60 seconds
- Shoulder Scaption with resistance band for 60 seconds
- Prisoner Squats for 60 seconds
- Sunday: Off
- Monday: 60-minute walk with Murphy + 20 min. resistance band workout
- Tuesday: 5-mile run
- Wednesday: Off
- Thursday: Fitness class
- Friday: Yoga class
- Saturday: Off
- Sunday: MARATHON!!!!!
Today’s lunch included a new product from Garlic Gold that they sent me to sample. Introducing Garlic Gold Southwest Blend! It pretty much tastes like garlicky taco seasoning. Yea, it’s pretty awesome.
I added the Southwest Blend nuggets to scrambled eggs with roasted broccoli and sautÃ©ed mushrooms. On the side, I had an apple and an Adora chocolate disk.
P.S. I’m hosting a Halloween giveaway on Trading Up Downtown! It involves cute Halloween accessories!