The weather has been beautiful! I hope you all understand then why I am writing such a quick post. This past week’s workouts… I bailed on my Wednesday run. There I said it. I was working 10-hour days last week due to a conference at work. I was just exhausted by the time I came home on Wednesday. I did a 30-minute yoga DVD in the evening, but now let’s talk about my green thumb.
Saturday I managed a grueling 4.5 mile run with the husband. Like 13-minute miles painful. I know I was dehydrated and I was stuffed. I had a tasty, yet protein-filled breakfast. I basically felt like I was going to explode the whole run, well the whole day for that matter. But what is done is done. I still managed the miles. My ITB was playing nasty though as well.
I spent a portion of the weekend planting a small herb and veggie garden (in pots). And I also re-potted all of my houseplants. I normally do major pruning and re-potting of the houseplants once per year. On the balcony we have: Arugula Lettuce, Miniature Tomatoes, Strawberries, Cilantro, Oregano and Basil.
Inside we have: Bamboo, Pathos, Aloe, Hoya (light colored), Spider Plant and another Hoya (dark colored). I would love to have a real garden someday. And some fruit trees as well! I have had all of these houseplants since high school, so about 9 years or so! The bamboo is “younger” and only about 4 years old.
They have moved from home, to my college dorm room, to two apartments in college, to my first post-college apartment, to my first Indiana apartment, and now to my second Indiana apartment. They have endured a lot!
I like to keep them small and manageable (for apartment living) so I will re-pot and prune them annually and restart some of the plants via some clippings of the old plants. I inherited a green thumb from my grandmother and I also worked in a floral shop in high school so I guess you could say I have some skill when it comes to plants.
My spider plant had become root bound a few weeks ago and grew a baby spider. I used the baby spider to restart the plant. The hoya on the right was actually a sprig from one my mom had which she got back in the 1970s! The spider plant and aloe are from my grandmother. I love how each plant has a story.