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  • Beans are super forgiving so do whatever - really! The strawberries are awesome right now - I got some for the kids and tasted them today and WOW!

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    • Originally posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
      I did a short 1.5 miler Saturday, but it was all hills: my lungs flopped out of my chest cavity and swam around on the ground in a pool of blood for a few minutes after that, but overall I felt pretty good.
      That's an awesome image. Sorry you had to experiance it, though.

      Yeah, what did happen to the two of us, like, behaving ourselves? How long do you have now before the reunion? It might still be possible.

      The walking. Yes. Just today I was thinking "my god I'm weak. This is pathetic." Possibly because I haven't been walking at lunch. Or after work. Just possibly.

      Berries! Ooh- hey, I think I'll actually be around to go to the farmer's market on Saturday. Wonder what they have . . . Careful with the raspberries- they might become the devil weeds choking out everything else My parents are currently prepping a plot for moving the raspberries Grandpa had put in the garden that's in their care now. Per Dad- *grumble, grumble* You don't plant raspberries in a garden. *grumble, grumble*

      I think I'll just plant them on the other side of the trellis, then. It was going to go on the North edge of the garden- so it didn't shade out anything else. Then I realized, duh, I could have summer lettuce growing in said shade instead of skipping it or having to rig up something else.
      http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

      Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

      And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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      • 232#. And I didn't have icecream when they flagged down the icecream truck at the garden. I hate my life.

        S- 2 packets of almond butter (the guilty party?)
        D- ground beef and cheese over kale, spiked italian soda.
        B- tea/cream, cottage cheese, coffee/cream

        Last night I got pictures of the warm-weather crops that I'd put on on Monday for the blog, and saw that my garlic is sprouting even though it was planted in May. We'll see if it has enough time to make bulbs. Did you know that bulbs are just modified leaves?

        I also talked to a friend of mine from Maryland. You know the kind that loves you enough to call you on your bullshit? He's one of them. He helped me get some clarity on the job thing and told me to get out of my head. I do tend to think myself into immobility. Mud Flinger- he told me that what I think of myself really has nothing whatsoever to do with what other people think of me. I grew up in the "Love yourself and others will love you!" BS. The logical inverse of that is, I mostly hate myself, so what's wrong with you people that you like me? (although, I do hate myself less now than I used to) But if they really have nothing to do with each other, then I can chalk it up to something I don't understand, but it's nice that people do like me.

        I did not sleep well at all last night. Got to bed at a decent hour, but then I was awake from about 2-4 am. Stress sucks.
        http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

        Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

        And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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        • When we did our second 5K (off a month+ due to foot, therefore out of shape; also hung the fuck over badly), it was a local one that tackled some of those hills. I realized that if I wanted to improve my 5K speed I needed hill work. And a foot that wasn't mashed potatoes. And, you know, running without being hung over. You don't need a ton of distance when you're doing hills, and your legs feel nice and toned all week. Also want to incorporate more sprint work, been lacking in that lately.

          Yeah, you need to get walking. Just do it and stick to it. Think of it as a relaxing stroll slash way to get vitamin D. Work on walking farther and faster later on. Hell, maybe try some jogging at some point.

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          • FW, I read your description of running to Boyfriend and we both agreed it was an incredibly accurate description of how we feel about running.

            I need to get walking to. If only I could join in one of those "Get walking 5k a week in just 5 weeks!" kind of things and actually stick to it. I tried "couch to 5k" last summer and didn't go out once.
            Depression Lies

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            • I actually got to my best distance in February (9 miles), but overdid it, hence the beginning of the end of my foot. Went out for a trail run with Mrs. FW and Ralphie the Wonder Dog last night, which again is not a great distance, but you start by going up almost 45 degrees (much like the hill runs), and then you're up and down along the spine of the trail, avoiding roots, slick spots, and making sure you have stable footing, so it can be a real killer, too. Have to stop at the top just to catch your breath before you get going. On good days, like yesterday, I feel light and fast, core tight, feet dancing perfectly. Mrs. FW kept a nice pace right behind me. It's a fun thing, and the dog loves it too.

              When I started running, I could barely go a half mile without killer shin splints, and of course huffing my lungs out. Guess that's what 25 years of getting your exercise by lifting a beer mug/wine glass will do for you. Did some research into chi running/Pose/Evolution, ditched the sneakers for water shoes, and aside from this foot thing have had zero pain in the usual stress areas (knees, ankles, heels). It's kind of cool because I felt like my progress was really, really slow, a lot of work, just gutting it out, and then gradually it shifted over to something enjoyable, especially running in the woods. You get to the point where you can even run in extreme weather (cold, hot), and miss it when you don't get out for a while. Worked great for me, and I think as I transition back to more running I'll crunch my plateau and get down some more weight.

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              • I really love walking. I can work stuff out in my head much better when my feet are moving and since I usually have at least one furry friend with me, the happy vibes seem to sprial

                Can't wait for this ankle thing to resolve - icing it right now (gives me an excuse to screw around on the computer instead of getting some work done).

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                • I do need to get walking, I know. However, I am at least spending time most days outside in the garden. It's a step in the right direction-ish. And I'll be picking up a bale of straw this afternoon, so there's a little lifting. It's straw, so it's not exactly LHT, but at least it's the right motion?

                  Wonder- I think what you did was review Couch to 5k. (I tried it once, I lasted a week)

                  Oh- my friend also told me that I'd be "a challenge" for any corporate manager. I told him that was a nice way of putting it. (He's management- which works for him)

                  Men. All I want is strong, intelligent, and interesting in a single body. I keep tripping over Patrick's posts recently. Oh, Patrick! The mountains are still practically in my back yard! *sigh* until then, I need to tell "strong" that he might miss me, but it ain't gonna happen, and tell "intelligent and interesting" that I'm going to see the Avengers with or without him because I'm tired of waiting. Still waiting to hear back from Garden Guy. Oh well. Whatever on that front. (I am going to chase him down to pick his brain, but it's looking like that will be it)

                  L- WF salad and sparkly water
                  http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                  Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                  And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                  • I have found that working outside in the garden or otherwise = lots of walking. With 2 acres and forgetful brain plus things that are always breaking I spend lots of time walking back to the garage or house to get stuff I forgot. And bales of straw are not all that light plus if you have to carry that sucker a ways, you need to have some strength/endurance - so maybe you aren't the weakling you pretend to be!

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                    • As they say, it's all relatives. If it isn't one thing, it's your mother I'm weak compared to what I have been/should be. For a girl, particularly a girl my size, I'm not terrible. Just not impressive.

                      I was thinking straw relative to hay. And forget alfalfa. The bale was heavier than I remember (probably because I'm weaker) and it was bigger than I'd expected. Oh well. Lots to use, then I ended up mulching a little around the peppers and tomatoes, too, to help with moisture retention since they're plants not seedlings. I'll mulch more around the 'taters when they get a little bigger. I got the straw down before the rain got serious, so it should be nice and wet.

                      Ok, folks, so how do I get a picture up? I can't remember and I don't feel like searching when it'd be easy for one of you computer people to explain it to me.
                      http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                      Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                      And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                      • If you upload to a site like imageshack.us or photobucket.com, you can use the codes in the [ ] to share here. Just copy and paste.
                        Depression Lies

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                        • Mine was saved as a jpg file and bam it just comes up.
                          If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                          • Originally posted by justyouraveragecavemen View Post
                            Mine was saved as a jpg file and bam it just comes up.
                            Yup, if you have it saved on your computer as a jpg you can upload it directly.

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                            • Ah hah! Me in chaps

                              Thanks for the help
                              Last edited by drssgchic; 05-24-2012, 08:52 AM.
                              http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                              Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                              And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                              • wtb magnifying glass.

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