I told you how I had the trees in the front yard pruned in a wildly expensive way, right? Now we’re in Phase 2 of the yard project. This is the phase in which the landscaper shows me a gorgeous xeriscape design, gives me a quote, I consider selling blood and then reconcile myself to the fact that this will be a glacier-paced do-it-yourself project. I’m happy to do the work now that I have a vision. Mostly I just need help putting in a curvy metal edging. I need some tools too. And I need to review the child labor laws. (PS. If you have hoe or other type of gardening tool that would remove the dead grass in my yard and you live near me, please write.) I’ll be posting pictures (to amuse you) as we go.
As for running, this week is my last week of taking things slowly to make sure my foot is healed. I’ve located my Garmin and it’s charging. Time to start ramping up for Javelina.
I am also doing push-ups daily using hundredpushups.com. I used to have arm muscles, and one summer I even did 1000 pushups in a day in sets of 100. (Summertime dare.) Now I struggle to lift Asa into a shopping cart. Want a scrawny-armed before picture?
And finally, you know how they’re making Born To Run into a movie? Well, they’re going to need stunt doubles, right? A life goal of mine is to list stunt double on my resume. (How great would that be?) So if you’re reading this and you have connections to this movie (improbable, I know, but hey, the blog gods might be feeling generous) I want you to know that I would make a great running stunt double. I’m really good at falling on technical terrain and I look great from a distance. OK, it’s out there…
Running: 45 minutes