I am an all or nothing sort of person. I dive in. Head first. So when I thought I might really get back to running this year and planned out a bunch of races, I forgot one thing. I wanted to start a garden in 2013. I’m starting from scratch. As in… tearing out 42 bushes… removing eight 30-pound bags of debris and limbs…. removing 60-year-old flower bed edging…. scratch. Clean slate.
So I can now plant to my heart’s content. Well… once the land is prepped better, once I create flower beds, once the hubby constructs a raised bed garden box. You get the picture. A lot of work. I’m not complaining this time. I’m embracing the work and loving it. But after working in the yard every night or all day on a day off… there is no time for running. This is not routine yard maintenance. This is hardcore.
Knee Deep in Dirt
It’s only a season and it will pass. But being I dive in head first, I don’t usually come out until the job is complete. It will be weeks or likely months until I’m done. And just done the point of saying the yard is now in “maintenance mode.”
That means I’m not running or training competitively at all right now. I do have a fun run 5K coming up and I’ll be eager to run that and share my experience with you.
Knee Deep in Dirt
I’m so excited for this season. I’ve been waiting a long time for this season. This is the first time as an adult I’ve lived in a place where I have a yard. I had a vegetable and herb garden when I was in middle school and high school. I worked as a florist during high school and college.
I’ve had the same six houseplants for 10 years and they have survived 9 moves during that time. I have a green thumb and I can thank my grandmother and mother for it. So I am in love with this season and opportunity.
It’s one I’ve been waiting to have for 10 years.