Sunday, June 3, 2018

Monday Musings 6/4

Happy first Monday in June.  It's crazy we're now almost halfway through this year.


Saturday was a busy day.  I ended up going back to Echter's to get that garden stone, and I got more flowers.  It's easy to go overboard at this place, and I think I have everything now.  I bought two geraniums that are also supposed to thrive in the sun, in a color called Rocky Mountain Salmon.  It's a pink color :-p  I also got a stake hook and humming bird feeder, and a suet for the wild birds.  I potted the snap dragons since I had them in tupperware, temporarily, so they could get the proper amount of water.  I didn't have enough pots last week, and that's also solved.  See?  It's easy to go overboard.


In between all the gardening activity, I finished season 1 of the Crown, and now desperately want season 2.  There's no projected release date for that, so I'll have to wait.  I binged some of the first season of Mom, which was super easy.  I kept wanting the next episode, and the next, and the next.  It was relaxing while I finished the first coloring page I did.  I also started the next page.  This is fun, and doesn't require any thinking.

The rest of the afternoon was spent finishing up laundry, and doing a quick core yoga video.  I'll be honest, I didn't do a good job on core exercises this last training cycle, and I'm feeling a little fluffy.  Also, my diaphragm feels weak, somehow.  I had some tight lower back issues on my longer runs, and during Bay to Breakers.  While I know I need to give my body a break from running, I'm going to slowly get back to strength training.  Core and breathing exercises are a good start.


Sunday was more relaxing, though I did get outside for a small Oiselle meet up in Boulder.  We met at the Bobolink Trail, which I never used before.  I really liked it.  I walked 2 miles since I'm still giving my body a break, until I see my chiropractor, and I could scope out the trial for future runs.  It's a gravel trail, and there's a paved trail alongside it.  Since the Boulder Rez will have both surfaces, I need to train on both.  As much as I love simply walking out my garage and getting my run done, it was a nice change of scenery.

I did more core work Sunday afternoon, following this video.  It's 4 exercises done 3 times.  I did it 2 times, with one of my prehab exercises thrown in for 5 exercises 2 times.  My goal is to do short core videos, maybe not every day, but each day I do strength training, followed by breathing exercises.  I wrapped up the afternoon either on the couch, watching the Birdcage, or taking some spare chairs outside and reading on the patio.


Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.

22 comments:

  1. I'm not even a gardener and I can go overboard at a garden store. That sign is so cute! I really like your coloring page. ;-)

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    1. I'm not a gardener either, and I was having so much fun at the nursery. So many plants and decor!

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    1. It does. The bird bath and decorative stone makes it add up faster, but I wanted those :)

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  3. I have no problem going overboard, even at Home Depot! I now have a solar pink flamingo in my garden!

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    1. Cute! I need more decorations, and I'll save that shopping for next spring.

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  4. The crown was so great! I’m really looking forward to the next season too.

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    1. I keep checking for the release date for season 2.

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  5. We totally got hooked on The Crown, too. My hubby lived in the UK for a couple years (before I met him), so he's seen a lot of the Royal Family stuff in person LOL

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    1. I know a lot of the history, and it's fun to watch this show, and so easy to binge. Between this and Victoria, the royal family is quite popular.

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  6. Sounds like a good plan to get back to the strength and core work! Glad you found a good trail for some of your training runs.

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    1. I can't wait to use it in the fall. It's good switch things up.

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  7. Great that you are doing core work. That's what I need to get back into. It's an area I neglect so easily! Love that stone message! Before my husband and I had kids, we had one in the garden saying "We are only together for the sake of the dogs". LOL.

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    1. They had another stone that said "my kids have fur."

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  8. I love your strength and core work plan!

    I've heard good things about The Crown - I should definitely start watching it already!

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    1. Once I tried the first episode, I couldn't stop watching!

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  9. Gardening can definitely get addictive...it's like you want to get everything!

    I have had some lower back pain while doing some workouts so I'm starting to think I need to give my core some more TLC as well. It looks like you have a great game plan.

    I need to add The Crown to my list!

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    1. Yes, there are so many flowers, and I had to tear myself away and pay for what I'd chosen. It gives me ideas for next year.

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  10. I have trouble driving somewhere else to run when I can just go straight out my door and do it, but like you said, sometimes it is a nice change of scenery to switch things up.

    I like the series Mom but never knew what happened to her kids in the later seasons. Let me know if you find out.

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    1. Will do. I know Violet grows up and moves out, but I don't know what happened to Roscoe.

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  11. It is so easy to go wild with spending at a garden center! But, at least your purchases will give back with the fruits of your labor. I loved to color as a child so I think I'd like to do that again. I bet it relieves stress. Thanks for linking.

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    1. It helps me get away from my phone at least. I hope I can prep my body for bed by coloring and getting away from the screen.

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