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Sunday, April 12, 2015

An Update on Life

I haven't written a real update in ages, so I thought I would catch you up. Life has been incredibly, incredibly busy. Honestly, I have been pretty much on the go from the time I get up to the time I go to bed, which leaves little time for blogging.

Some of the things I have been doing have been getting off my butt and running - and I'm coming to possibly enjoy it. At the very least, I miss it when I'm not out there every couple of days. I am five runs away from completing c25k and I am floored that I am so close to finishing. I ran 28 minute straight today and didn't feel like I was going to die at all, which is amazing.

We, well Alan mostly, have been cleaning up the mess of our backyard and put in some raised beds. 

We've planted more herbs in the herb garden, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, beans, broccoli, lettuce, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, spinach and carrots. There is still a long way to go - the other half of the yard along the fence needs to be cleared out, but it's already so much better than it was. I am so excited not to have to go out there and hack down the overgrown jungle this summer.

I also joined a book club and have started reading again. A lot. I have been pouring through books from the library and it's been so nice to read again. I haven't read anything more than skimming through a magazine since Ewan was born. 

Work has been busy as well. One of us has been out of town almost every week in March and so far in April. May will probably be more of the same. We're not taking a vacation this year unless it's a weekend trip because I have to save my time for going up to help with my mom. So, we've just been living our day to day life, nothing all too interesting. Hence, the reason I haven't posted much. 

What's have you been up to lately?


  1. I want raised beds so bad! I can't wait until I have my own yard!

  2. I thought you were planning on planting some things? Even if you don't have space in the yard, you can so do it in containers! Last year I had green beans, tomatoes and peppers in containers and it was the best yield I have ever had.

  3. Those raised beds look great! You are doing great with the running. I am starting week 4 today. Ugh! I am so nervous and the running for five minutes straight. I may have to repeat week 3. My stamina is awful. I literally am barely making it through that 3 minute run. However, I do remember when that 30 second run about killed me so I know I've made progress.

  4. You will be fine, I promise! There were several runs in there that I thought were going to be the end of me. I remember running for five minutes straight, and eight minutes and thinking I was going to keel over right then and there. I also never mentioned the time that I tried to run with my eyes shut on the treadmill and almost fell off the back of it! When I got to the 20 minute run, it was hard, but so exhilirating when I finished that I keep that in my head when I'm out there now. You can and will DO it!

  5. I am so sad that I don't really have a good spot for a garden in my new backyard. But, I have been eyeing your herb garden since you posted it and I might have a perfect spot for it. :)

  6. You should plant one! I have more than just herbs in there - I planted a bunch of greens and some flowers too.

  7. We are doing some container gardening this year.

  8. This sounds very familiar—books, work, and gardening for me, too! I don't know that I'll ever be a runner (even as a kid, it resulted in severe stomach cramps for me), but I've been getting out for more ( and longer) lunchtime walks with the nicer temps.


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