Stage Five Clinger

Monday, May 6, 2013

Without fail, King becomes clingy whenever Scott and I start packing our bags to leave town (which is very rare due to our hectic work schedules and a certain over-sized fur ball).  He will dart from room to room checking on our packing status and follow us around the house with a look on his face that unquestionably reads "traitors".  

When we return home, we see the same clingy behavior for at least the first few hours while he resolves himself that we have returned for good and are not abandoning him again.  Lucky for me, last night that clinginess lasted well into the night.  

On a typical night, if the temperature in the room is cool enough for his highness to sleep in our bed (note to self, get used to sleeping at a warmer temperature), King will maneuver himself into a position where he can wedge his back against me, as if I am his personal bolster pillow, leaving me about a foot of the bed.  Other times, he will plant all four paws into my side, plop his head beside mine on the pillow and snore into my face.  Last night, he decided to take it to the next level and sleep on top of me, literally.  I woke up in the middle of the night to the upper part of his body and his massive head on my back.    I did my best to roll him towards the middle of the bed, only to wake up later in the night to his head and upper torso on my head.  I am pretty sure I woke up gasping for air, both because he was smothering me and because he's in dire need of a bath and smells like Doritos.  It wasn't the best sleep I've ever had.

Which also means this morning's work out wasn't the best work out I've ever had.  Oh, and I was in a really good mood.

Today's work out:

1.  Warm up

2.  Ab Circuit: 1 set
      - Leg raises x 20
      - Plank x 60 seconds
      - Landmines x 20 per side

Landmines (and a well rested King happily chewing on his bully stick)
3.   Overhead Press and Pullup Circuit
     - Warm up:  Overhead press 30 lbs (2 15 lbs Kettlebells) x 10
     - Overhead press 45 lbs x 10
     - Band assisted pull ups x 10
     - Overhead press 50 lbs x 8
     - Band assisted pull ups x 8
     - Overhead press 55 lbs x 5
     - Band assisted pull ups x 5
     - Overhead press 60 lbs x 3
     - Band assisted pull ups x 3

Overhead Press
Did not feel particularly light after no sleep.
Band Assisted Pull-ups
4.  Circuit:  3 sets, less than a minute rest between sets     - Dumbbell curls 20 lbs x 10 per am
     - Tricep extensions 10 lbs x 15
     - Glute ham raise x 15

Alternating Curls
Tricep Extensions
Glute Ham Raise

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