Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Plans

Life does go on. We'll be paying our respects to our friend this coming week. Meanwhile plans are in place for training (a post for later) and the garden.

Snap peas and sugar peas are ready to go and planted in between the spring showers we had this weekend.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


A friend passed away last week unexpectedly. We'd traveled together in 2012 to Scotland and last year to Ireland. This seemed fitting as he was buried today. RIP PSW. To those grand memories we made. You will be missed.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The sun is torturing me.

Oh sure, the weather is beautiful. And i'm not running. Boo! And the garden is about a month ahead of schedule so I have to be out there weeding and thinking I'm late to be planting some veggies. It is still early march though so we can still have frost so don't get too crazy out in the garden. It's still too cold for me and my easily frozen toes to be out on the bike for longer than about 40 minutes. 

This works though as I ride inside on my trainer for 1 hour, 90 minutes and then do the last 30 or so outside in the sun. Lovely. But no, it's not running. 

A good physical therapy appointment this week. That cranky heel? Well I can understand why it is cranky as it is having to do the work of the entire hip/glute. Silly butt. It stopped working. Again. Why yes, I had noticed that i was weaker and unsteady on that side which I attributed to the broken knee cap from last january. I'd done what I could to build strength on that side and had held on through marathon training and even the marathon.
I'm taking another week off of running to restart that hip. Fortunately there was lots of good distractions. I've been catching up on my foreign films (reading subtitles is the perfect focus for staying on teh trainer) and taking my mom out for a birthday cruise. yes, the perfect weather made the day!