So Early In The Morning

I love weekends.  There’s no surprise there considering I started last weekend by saying the same thing.  Another reason I love weekends are because I can sleep in.  During the week, I wake up around 5:15 am in order to squeeze my workout in before school.  The weekends do not require me to set an alarm clock although my internal clock usually has me up pretty early, as well.  Jonny is the same way.  If we make it until 7:00 then we consider it a great success.  And 8:00?  Wow, we must have gone to bed late.  Like midnight.  Big partiers over here. 

Anyway, this morning it was not my alarm clock nor my internal clock that woke me up.  It was my little sweetheart of a furball Zoey.  She is usually a really good sleeper.  When Jonny and I get up and brush our teeth, Zoey is still snuggled up in bed.  We have to wake her up to take her potty and feed her breakfast.  However, this morning she started whining around 6:00.  No big deal, I figured I’d take her out and then come back to bed.  (occasionally this happens.)  I did and then she was still whining.  Oy.  Does she want breakfast?  Fine, I’ll do it.  So I did it and then just left her off the bed to try to get another hour of shut-eye.  I kept hearing her whine and whenever I tried to bend down and lift her on the bed she would run to the doorway.

Now what?  She already went potty and ate breakfast, what could it possibly be?  I tried to ignore her, but she kept on whining and wagging her little tail.  Every time I would make a move she would run out of the room.  Finally I decided to follow her and see what in the world she wanted so early in the morning.

Zoey wanted to play.  Now as a teacher, normally I would be ecstatic to see my pup with her newspaper wanting to read, even early in the morning.  However, Zoey didn’t want to read her newspaper; she wanted to play fetch with her newspaper.  And what did her obedient momma do?  Got out of bed at 6:00 in the morning on the weekend for several rounds of living-room fetch.  I’ll tell ya… I don’t know who trains who around here.  Since fetch lasted about 3 and a half minutes, I did have plenty of time to make a cup of coffee and arrive at the gym by seven o’clock when it opened.

Week 7 Day 6: Back & Rear Delts

  • Barbell Deadlift: 4 sets of 8 reps (70 pounds)
  • Lying T-Bar Row: 4 sets of 8 reps (25 pounds)
  • Wide Grip Lat Pull Down: 4 sets of 8 reps (55 pounds)
  • Seated Cable Rows: 4 sets of 8 reps (14 pounds each side)
  • Straight Arm Pull Down: 4 sets of 8 reps (25 pounds)
  • Reverse Flyes: 4 sets of 8 reps (12.5 pounds)
  • Seated Bent Over Rear Delt Raise: 4 sets of 8 reps (15 pounds)
  • Incline Walking: 30 minutes

And now I’m off to spend my morning with this little guy:

Well, just the little guy on the left.  The guy on the right’s not so little and doesn’t require babysitting.  And of course I had to choose a photo of Jackson and Jason sporting their Team Roxie shirts.  All the cool kids are wearing them.

Does your dog tell YOU what to do? 

12 thoughts on “So Early In The Morning

  1. haha! You’re lucky that Zoey usually sleep in. My cat wake me up every day (not some but every) at 4:45 am. He’s a very spoiled boy. I’m not sure what this means for daylight savings time.

    Have fun babysitting!

    • Ah! Why do we give in to our pets?? Oh yes because they are our worlds… 🙂 I guess I can’t complain at Zoey waking me up at 6 if your furball gets you up at 4:45… that’s early… even for me! 🙂

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