Taper week and garden.

No Y this morning since I am not lifting or swimming.  I actually slept in until a little after 7!!  I wanted to do an easy run today.  I finally understand what easy run means.  Running always used to be hard, no matter what the distance LOL!  Today I did a slow jog and kept it at that pace for 3 miles.  Usually I do intervals or push the last 1/2 mile or so (sometimes because I want to finish), but today I just kept a steady slow pace and it was kind of refreshing rather than tiring.  Interesting…..

Came back to some pumpkin oats topped with Fig Almond Spread.  Yum!  These oats I have now are a bit different than the usual brand, almost thicker – so they take up less volume and makes the pumpkin seem like a lot more than the usual 1/2 cup.


Did work with the business since my job was a little slow this morning due to the holiday holdover.  Then came in for lunch.

Chobani mixed with Barleans Omega Swirl instead of honey (which turned it purple!), chopped strawberries, and Fiber One cereal.


I have shown closeups of the garden, but here is a picture of my house on the whole.

house2That’s it for yard space.  We have absolutely no back yard, as there is a shop attached onto the back of the house (where there probably was a back yard at some point, presumably).  So, I get to garden around the front and to the side.  It’s a very big old house, 100 years old.  Bigger than 2 of us need. I actually like it a lot, but it is on a busy street.  We only bought it because of the shop on the back.


Finally had work to do, and then it was snack time! latte3


I also made some fresh pesto with porch basil!


I incorporated that into what was supposed to be an omelet, but turned out more like scrambled eggs.  Pretty tasty, though.


So, I am going to be working late tonight since it was so slow this morning.  That is one thing that stinks about working on a productivity basis.

Only doing the run today made me really realize how much time this training has taken up during my week for the last few months.   I think I am going to enjoy this rest week!

Question: What do you do with bonus time during the day when it comes by surprise?

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11 thoughts on “Taper week and garden.

  1. debby

    Your house is really neat looking! Bonus time…I guess I usually wander over to the computer and read a few blogs or email. Of course, I might pick up a bit of quilting or what-not. I always have some kind of handwork to do.

  2. Susan

    I love your house!!! I’ve always wanted to live in an old house like that. I like your bit about the “easy run” too. I was thinking something similar to that while pushing through the run part of my trithlon. There was a time when running felt that hard, except it was without the swimming and cycling before it! 😛

    When I get spare time, I either go wander around some stores in town or go home and do absolutely nothin’ 🙂

  3. Miz.

    I read.

    LOVE MY KINDLE for that reason as any WAIT I HAVE 10 MINUTES FREE?? time I always have about 10 books with me 🙂

  4. South Beach Steve

    I rarely have any bonus time, but if I get it, I usually take a nap.

    BTW, I think the eggs look great. I usually make mine with dried purple basil, greek oregano, and ground cayenne pepper. I used to use a lot of salt, but now I don’t need it at all.

  5. jinx

    HHhhmm…free time…I usually spend too much of my free time in front of the boob tube. I’ve been tinkering with the idea of stopping watching it altogether. Its too easy to just plop down and veg. Other things i like to do is ofcourse blog and work on crafts, read, a nap would be wonderful but rarely do i allow myself that luxury, um….write a letter, and the list could go on…..LOL! I wanted to take a minute to tell you how much i enjoy your blog! I think you are doing a great job with it. I really look forward to your posts! Enjoy your extra free time! Jinx!

  6. jodi

    thanks for the recipe – guess i’ll have to try a few before i find which one i like best (but am happy that i actually have frozen bananas in the freezer)… cute house! would love to find a fixer-upper and make it my own someday… 🙂

  7. Trish (girlatgym)

    Awww. . . cute house!!!

    And not that I ever get any unexpected free time – but I like to watch a DVD or catch up on my reading. Something easy and relaxing.

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