I got such a kick out of reading about your funky pronunciations last night! So many of your comments made me laugh out loud because I feel like my dad pronounces a lot of words the way some of you guys do.
- Orange = Arnge
- Wash = Warsh
The poor man also cannot pronounce edamame for the life of him and says “chimney” like “chimley.”
He’s from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in case you were wondering… but my mom is too (they were in the same kindergarten class) and she somehow managed to leave Pennsylvania without these funny pronunciations.
When I moved to Florida from Illinois in 2003, I got made fun of all the time for the way I said “mom.” I pronounced it “maaam” (Chicago accent, baby!) and also said “pop” instead of soda. I think I now say mom with the proper “o” instead of the nasally “a” and I’ve converted saying “soda” as well. I guess eight years in Florida will change ya!
Today’s workout was day two on my new workout plan. I started my workout with a two-mile run before hitting the weights to complete this upper-body workout:
- Superset one: Front shoulder raises, Tricep dips
- Superset two: Chest press, Upright row
- Superset three: Bicep curls, Tricep extensions
- Superset four: Overhead press, Barbell row
- Tricep pulldowns
- Bicep curls (3 minutes)
- Mac raises (<—Learned this one from BodyPump!)
- Lat pulldowns
I did three sets of 15 repetitions of every exercise.
My arms felt nice and fatigued by the end of that workout! I’m already loving this new workout plan. I needed something new to rejuvenate my workouts and I have a feeling this is going to be a good change.
Now I just have to cram in a three mile run sometime today to get my total of five miles in to stay on track for my half marathon training plan. We’ll see if that happens!
To all of you expert runners out there, right now I have myself doing two week-day runs at five miles in addition to one long run on Saturday. Any chance I can get away with running less during the week? I’d love your input. I’m not running for a specific time. My goal is to simply run the whole thing and cross the finish line without wanting to die.
Today’s meal looks awfully similar to yesterday’s breakfast!
Apparently frying eggs after cooking turkey bacon makes the eggs get all funky looking and spotty. Still tasty, though!
Question of the Morning
How do you pronounce…
- Coupon: Cue-pon or coo-pon?
- Pecan: Pah-cahn or pee-can?
- Caramel: Car-mel or care-a-mel?
My answers: Cue-pon, pah-can and car-mel.