Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bike Week Overload

So week 2 of Ironman training was kind of a bust. It was supposed to be a bike overload with around 120 to 200 miles, and I only ended up getting in about 65 miles. Only got in 1 ride longer than an hour. So that's about all of the riding I felt like doing. I have got to get out of this cycling funk. It is a mental shift that needs to occur.

Moving on, this is a run heavy week. I want to get in at least 30 miles, but closer to 50 would be even better. I have been looking forward to this one for a while now.  Monday got things started off right with 5 miles of speedwork (1 mile repeats). The rest of the milage should be slow and steady, zone 1 and zone 2 stuff.

This is the best way to finish off a bike week, with beer and veggie tacos

We also got the kids out to the art museum
 And in other stuff that happened this past week:

We had the Indian Princess meeting at our house this week

This is an incredibly fun group of girls & dads.

All of us piled up on the couch

Tomatoes!! I got the first row of toms in the ground. 10 plants total in the first bed next to the muscadines

Closer look at the tomatoes
We had a wonderful visit to Greenville over the weekend just to hang out with my parents some. Morgan's wedding is coming up, so that weekend is going to be nuts. Very busy. We hadn't been down there since Christmas, so a social call was overdue. Normally I try to see people and visit with friends while we're down, but this time we just sat around watching baseball and hanging out. So relaxing, so wonderful.

And I came back with a bunch of plants for the garden! Mom started 9 different varieties of tomatoes from seed this year, so I tried to get at least 1 of each. I ended up putting 10 plants in the ground after we got back Sunday; I truly could not wait any longer to get my hands in the dirt. I still have a handful of bell pepper plants to get in the ground, and we got some flowers to go in the front beds as well. The garden is really coming together this year!

And I can't wait until next weekend. We can finally put the seeds in the front bed, and go to the farmers market to get the rest of the plants I want. I'm going to try and make some more hot sauce too.  wooo doggie! yes.

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am so envious of your garden! That is one of the big downsides to condo/apt living as patio gardening just doesn't work as well as having a garden in the ground. I tried one summer but it was kind of a fail...