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.