GETTING MY CYCLING ON:
Since I signed up for the live.love.tri in August and mentioned that more cycling was one of my plans for this month, Husband went ahead and signed us up to ride in the Tour de Cure which is in 4 weeks. We're only doing the quarter century distance, but it will get us out on the bikes. Should be fun.
In addition, I met my running partner at the trail head for an easy cycling path (aka - flat) after work on Monday and we went for a ride. We didn't go particularly fast or far, but we rode and that's a good first step. I enjoyed it; she enjoyed it; I think there is more of this in our future.
LET THE GARDENING BEGIN:
I was feeling either brave or stupid earlier this week and went ahead and planted my veggie garden. It's a fenced-in 18'x24' area. About one half is planted from seed, the other half from plants. Anyway, checked on the little tomato transplants yesterday and the leaves are turning white. I'm fairly certain that's sunburn! I realized now that I skipped a step. These little tomatoes were raised indoors and I forgot to 'harden' them by putting them outside in a partly sunny area for a few days before sticking them out in the sunny garden. I hope they survive.
Yesterday afternoon I took my cats to the vet. The older one has lost a bit of weight and has flaky skin. They needed to take blood to see if they can determine what is wrong with him. He went all pyscho kitty on me when they did this. He ended up in a little kitty straight jacket with a vet tech holding him down while the vet tried to get the blood sample Vet said this extreme reaction was most likely another sign that he isn't feeling well. Expecting results this morning. Leading suspect is a thyroid problem, but we'll see. [Update: His test results all came back normal. Which I guess is good, but it also means that we don't know what's causing the weight loss, etc. Hmmmm]