Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Declaration of Run Dependence

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am on the waiting list for a buddy through the group, I Run 4. Until I am matched though, I have participated in my first virtual race hosted by the group and have earned my future buddy a medal.  :)

I signed up for the 10k in the Declaration of Rub Dependence and completed it on July 6. The suggested time frame was the first two weeks of July. I had planned on running it July 3 (I even bought a cute American flag tank to wear), but didn't because the weather wasn't cooperating. And I am glad that I didn't put it off any further either, I ended up having to assist another project at work and work through the following weekend with a 2.5 hour daily commute.

I went to the Macomb Orchard Trail for my 10k so I could do an out and back. The run started out great. With the sun at my back. Unfortunately, the second half didn't go so great running into the sun and I ended up doing run/walk intervals for the last two miles. My total time was 1:14. This was only the second 10k 'race' I've entered, which I actually find a little surprising. I really enjoy running this distance, and definitely need to find some future 10k races to enter.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Veggie/Herb Garden

My vegetable and herb garden for this year is complete, now we just have to wait a couple weeks for some vegetable harvesting to begin! So far, the herbs are looking great and I can begin using most of them right away. My garden is little larger than last year, we pulled out the existing flower beds along the fence and turned the entire length of our patio into a garden. My husband put down the pavers for me (I have no idea why the blue is on the larger ones, but they are left over from when Ford Field was built, so I think they're cool for that reason alone!).

And then, courtesy of Pinterest, my husband built me this awesome plant stand.

Then, to use up some of the supply of wine corks we have, I made plant identifiers out of them.

I like to keep my herbs out of the ground because most of them can quickly multiply and take over. In fact, the dill I planted this year were just seedlings that grew from last year's plant. New for this year is my attempt at growing lettuce, and I need to find something to put my individual planters on, some local wildlife has recently taken a liking to the romaine lettuce.  :(