Sunday, May 22, 2011

Six Thoughts Sunday


My running continues to progress. I got out again on Thursday morning for a 3.2 mile run accompanied by a half mile walk. And met with a friend Saturday for a 5.1 mile run and then took the dogs afterwards for a one mile walk. Running is continuing to get easier, although it's still more of a struggle than I would like. I just need a little more time.


My triathlon count down clock is now under 100 days and I *still* haven't been on my bike or in the pool. I've had good intentions, just haven't quite gotten out the door for that part of my training. Hopefully I will get my act together soon!


A friend of ours came over to help figure out how the rabbits were getting into the garden. It was determined that the gate needed to be reinforced with chicken wire. The gap on either side of the gate was too large and so was the fencing of the gate itself. After we got that resolved, I put in a few plants as rabbit bait and waited to see if they got nibbled or not. I'm happy to report that no further rabbit damage has occurred! YAY!! I've replaced 9 of the 16 plants that got eaten and planted seeds in the remaining locations.


I found a car listed that I'm interested in, but it hasn't been available to see/drive because it's being reconditioned. Hopefully it will be available on Monday. I didn't know what reconditioning meant, but apparently it is sort of like detailing (plus replacing any worn parts) with the idea being that the seller spends some money to get it in as good of physical condition as possible to make it attractive to potential buyers. They will call me as soon as it is available. Fingers crossed that this is the one.


My local running friends keep asking what I'm training for next. I have a triathlon on the calendar that I haven't been training for and no running events lined up at the moment. I'm not going to plan to do any running races of any sort until I feel like I'm ready. There are plenty of 5Ks or 10Ks this summer/fall that I can choose from once I get my base fitness back. Until then, I'm running, not training.


Sometimes I think Mother Natures is menopausal; it certainly would explain the crazy weather. On Monday it was sunny and hot, 80+deg, seemed like summer was well on its way. By Wednesday, it was overcast and unseasonably cold (low 40s in the morning) and windy again. This is a problem because we can only have heat or cooling (not both) set up at any one time. For Mother's Day, Husband hooked up the cooling because it seemed to be the right thing to do. And I was really appreciating it early in the week. But with the cold spell, and no heat, I was walking around the house shivering for a few days. Seems that today will be in the 70s and we will be back to 80s again by mid week.


  1. Nice job on the runs - hope you can get yourself on the bike and into the pool soon!

  2. Yay for solving the rabbit/garden problem and that you are making progress with your running.

    I'm totally with you on the "Just running, not training" part.

    Good luck on the car.

  3. I couldn't agree more about Mother Nature going through Menopause. Minnesota must have mad her so angry!!! It is storming again here.

    Nice job on the running and Good luck with the tri training.

  4. It's great that your running is progressing! I'm not training for a tri, but I'm hoping to get back on my bike this week, as well. Fingers crossed on the car!

  5. It's so hard to get back in the water, unless you have someone to help you out by meeting you. I understand what you are going through, trust me. ;)

  6. I like #5: No pressure, just have fun! The rest will come.

    But: Get on y'er bike, girl! And in the pool. You'll love it.

  7. The weather here has been crazy lately, too! Yuck. Glad the chicken wire helped keep the rabbits out. Awesome job on the run!! :0)

  8. I could use more change in the weather. Except for today rain, rain and more rain. Keep progressing with your running.

  9. I've battled rabbits and squirrels before. I'm so happy for you that you seem to have won. I always lose.

    Good luck in Tri-training. Can wait to read about it (so get started will ya?)

    JK...I've been talking about training for a tri for two years now. Haven't even made a 1/2 hearted effort yet. Maybe I should sign up for a race....