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Friday, May 21, 2010

Gardens and mulch and Back to running ;-)

I took Thursday afternoon and Friday off from work to spread 7 yards of mulch around my flower beds.  Took some before and after pictures.  My son's both helped, Charlie on Thursday and Friday afternoon after school and Joe in the evening after work.  Glad to say that job is done.

Just about everytime we get mulch delivered - every 2nd or 3rd year - I say, we should really get this done every year and just spread a thinner layer . . . but we don't.  Oh well.  I just love how the gardens look, with fresh dark brown mulch which works to accent the bright green foilage of the plants.

Today's weather is drizzling and cooler - perfect for yard work.  But this weekend we are suppose to get 90 degree temps and that can only mean one thing - spending time on the water.  We have a boat and two jet skis.  The boat is home in the garage - but we still need to pick up the jet skis from storage - we will be doing that tomorrow.  Although the water will be cold - it is just so relaxing to be on the boat and fun to get on the jet skis.

This morning I ran and it felt . . .  GREAT!! - I wore my Garmin for the first time since my stress fracture.  I did 2.67 miles - Just under 10 minute miles . . . slow - but nothing hurt.  I am so excited.  I have been running / walking for the last week and figured I would try a run this morning.  I'm back and so thankful to be able to run again.  YAHOO


  1. Your yard looks great! Wanna come do mine? Enjoy our awesome weather this weekend -- I'm so excited about it! Blowing up the kids' pool!!

    Congrats on getting back to running -- awesome! Let me if you wanna meet up sometime after work. So happy you're back at it!

  2. Lovely yard! What a lot of work that must have been.

    Woohoo for getting back to running! So glad there's no pain :)

  3. Your yard looks great!

    great job on the return run. Glad to hear your pain free!