Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Five

Sorry for lack of posting or commenting. I've been too busy with life this week to pause for blogging. But it's all good!

1) I wanted to run on Thursday more than I wanted to sit out another evening because of windy weather. It was supposed to be an EASY run, but nothing about running in 25mph winds was easy no matter how much I slowed it down. It was, however, very satisfying.

2) Stymie & I passed the basic obedience test this morning! We've been practicing twice a day for two weeks for this test because parts of it were difficult to master in the 6 weeks that we've had with the class. He had to demonstrate Leave It, not taking treats from a stranger, not coming when called by a stranger, Sit, Sit-stay from a distance, Come, Down, Down-stay with distractions, Heal (including left turn, right turn, about-face, and automatic sit when handler stops).

3) I'm finding a that Gardening is very satisfying albeit a lot of work. The beans are coming up. One of the cucumer hills is sprouting. Some of the peppers have tiny little fruits on them. So do a few of the strawberry plants. The almost-killed-by-frost tomato plants are coming back to life. The watermelon hills seem to be the only things not doing well (or rather, not doing anything) at the moment.

4) I'm heading out for a solo bike ride a little bit later this afternoon. The plan includes meeting Husband when he gets off work so that I can finish the ride with him. He cycle commutes on Friday, and I'm off today, so it works out well.

5) I have 8 miles on the schedule for tomorrow. First longish run since the half-marathon. And it looks like I'll be running the ditch bank alone for that one. It should be peaceful.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Wow, great job battling those winds. Looks like I'll be doing the same in the morning. :/ Better now than race day....

    I was looking at some of your garden pics on FB. It looks great!

    Have a nice weekend and Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Good job getting out there in the wind!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Have a great weekend, yoself :-)

  4. It's a good kind of busy! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  5. Ghee, you have been busy indeed. Congrats to Stymie on passing the obedience test. No summer school - yeah! :-)

  6. Hope your 8 miler went well this morning!

  7. Yup, gardening and yard work seems to never end!

    Good luck with the 8.

  8. good luck with the 8....hope it's not windy for that, too.

  9. Wow that obedience class sounds really advanced great job!

    and great luck on the 8!!

  10. Hi Lisa,
    I hope that your eight miler was a success:) I have not done much for running since my half either...I am feeling like a slacker. I do think that I needed a little break but it is time for me to get on track again.

    I hope that you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  11. Yay for you and Stymie! Good job on the stoooopid windy run... it's crazy this year, and seems to be everywhere! Happy Mother's Day!! :)

  12. Too busy with life: good for you!
    Happy Mother's Day

  13. I have tried watermelon in the past, I dont get how farmers can get them so big!! Mine only get to the size of a softball, so frustrating.