This is it folks….

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You would never believe how much I have missed a big bowl of cereal with cold milk for the last 2 weeks!!  Paired very nicely with a gossip magazine this morning.  It’s amazing how much you miss the simple things that are taken for granted.  Nothing better than cereal in the morning, other than working up a sweat running and a big cup of iced coffee as a post running treat!

My “very loose” training plan said 8 miles with strides for the last 2 miles.  Early on I once again realized I did not budget enough time for the full 8 miles so it ended up being 7.09 miles in my allotted time (I had to make the kid’s lunches for school, go to work, etc).  I did the last two miles of strides, but I’m not pushing hard or expecting anything awesome at this point.  My “very loose” training plan is for me to feel out the waters and see if the Erie Marathon is in my future on Sept 13th.  While it’s true that I have already booked a room for it (totally refundable!!), I haven’t registered for the race yet.  My gum surgery has caused a delay in my training and it would leave me with an almost 16 week training plan instead of my typical 18 week plan.  Totally do-able, but now this morning I am also dealing with an odd, and sharp, pain in my hip.  I will call that “old lady hip”, because I have no idea what would be causing it (good God, I am falling apart!).  That issue started yesterday afternoon and didn’t improve much today.  Good thing it’s a rest day tomorrow!


Here are some other awesome things I am loving today…. that Mother’s Day gift I was promised by Alan!  He built it this weekend, and we put it in place on Sunday.

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Then we bought outrageous amounts of soil to fill it up.  Alan even trusted me to drive the new truck!  Well, he really didn’t trust me, but I PROMISED him I would cause it no harm.  The kids loved helping out.

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Sydney and I planted, and voila, it’s done!

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We planted tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, bell peppers, basil and some watermelon just for fun.  I made several “first time gardener” mistakes I’m sure – like planting way too many plants.  Also, the cucumbers suggested planting those on trellis for “straight cucumbers” (should have read the tags when I bought them!).  Also, I’m sure the zucchini and watermelon will take over the whole garden, and I bought too many varieties of tomatoes, but it’s all good and it will be a fun learning experience for all of us.  Now we just need to wait 40 or so days for the first veggie to appear!  sigh.


Q:  What are your favorite veggies to plant in a garden?  Or if you don’t have one, what would it be?

Q: Would you miss eating cold cereal?

I can’t wait to eat Special K again!!  I’ve waiting for a little more healing for that to happen.

3 thoughts on “Things I’m loving today…”
  1. Love the garden!!! So Fun!!! We always plant squash, okra, cucumbers, and corn. This year we are trying watermelons too!! Good Luck!!! Make sure you post the progress in the future!!!! Especially what all you harvest!!!

    Cereal is something that I don’t normally eat….. not for any particular reason, just never a cereal kid of person even though I always ate as a kid. And, my son, strangely enough dozen’t like cereal at the moment…. so we don’t have it in the house.

    Hope the hip works itself out….. and I know that we are about the same age… not sure if we are consider “old”… LOL…. funny how the older I get the higher the age I consider “older”…… in my mind I think of myself as late 20s, but my body tells me different …. **SIGH***
    Have a great night!

    1. Interesting – maybe because I grew up eating cereal. I love that stuff! 🙂 If we have less than 5 varieties at my house I hear complaints.
      The hip is feeling slightly improved this morning, but it makes me wonder if I’ll be able to attempt a “long run” tomorrow, or if I’ll need to bike.
      I did feel old when they slapped that first “Masters” sticker on my bib when I turned 40, but I’m good with it now!

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