Friday, May 30, 2014

Three for Friday

1. I finished planting my garden yesterday.  Now comes the hard part, watering, weeding, and then picking and eating or canning.  I am going to help my Grandma plant some more things in the garden tomorrow and then we will have a full garden to take care of.

somehow this picture makes the garden look smaller than it really is.  I should have made the kids pose in it for a reference
It is actually my Aunt's garden, but she isn't using it right now so since it is fenced and has an excellent watering system I have planted it the last three years.

2.  Running is going good.  The Missoula Half Marathon is in 6 more weeks or as I type this 43 days 23 hours and 19 minutes. Random half marathon thoughts:
  •  I haven't set any goals for it.  
  • I am thinking I should set some sort of goal. 
  • I will not be doing a lot of speed work this training cycle since I am still pretty fresh back to running
  • I know I can run it under 2 hours
  • I know it will be slower than my last time
  • I have no idea what shoes I will be wearing
  • I am just excited to be running a half :)
If you are looking for a July marathon or half marathon Missoula is a great one.  It starts really early and is historically not very hot.  In 2010, the Missoula Marathon won the Best Marathon in United States award by Runner’s World Magazine. In 2011, the Missoula Marathon was named the Best Tourism Event by the state of Montana. It isn't sold out yet, but it's getting close.

3. My kids have been out of school for a week now and have spent 3 out of the 7 nights at spending the night somewhere, a great aunt, cousins, and last with my parents.  Makes for some quiet evenings and mornings for me and they really think they are living it up getting to spend the night so much with family. Lo


  1. Missoula is a great town! My son went to college there. I'd love to run the Missoula marathon, and plan to do so maybe in a couple of years. Once my son is done with his seminary studies he will be assigned to a parish somewhere in western Montana. I'm thinking it will be fun to visit him and run a race too.

  2. I've heard the Missoula race is a good one. I hope I can run a marathon there someday.

  3. I was going to say that garden looks huge! If it looks smaller in the picture, I can only imagine how big it is.

  4. Gardening! So exciting! I was going to plant one here in Kansas but since next year I'll be moving to Minnesota, I'll just be planting in pots :)

  5. yay for gardens! we've got some great vines going. can't wait to see what our harvest looks like :)

    i have a half this weekend and i have no idea what my goals should be for it HA! i should probably figure that out, huh?


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