Wednesday, October 10, 2012

All good things must come to an end

Well, it happened. Last night my garden got kissed by the death of freezing temperatures. Today I woke up to blackened, shriveled leaves... and it was time.
Time to gather what was left of my little harvest. Next comes tearing the sucker out and prepping the soil for the spring.
So I picked what was left.... lots of baby, mini vegis. These little guys are tiny! But oh-so-beautiful. Hopefully they taste good too!! The only ones I am really worried about are those mini-eggplant. We shall see if they are properly developed or not.
I tried to save my Fresno pepper and jalapeno plants... and my mint. I moved these guys inside because, honestly, I just love picking these little tiny peppers. They are so cute! I'll have to see how long I can keep them going....

Oh, and my mint is awesome. I love throwing a sprig or two in my waterbottle... and my fresh Thai spring rolls. Yummm!!!
So, alas, my gardening days have come to an end until next spring.... but I have big hopes. I am contemplating a greenhouse off the back of the garage, I want to add a few raised beds along the fence and I need to get some raspberries in so they can root during these wet fall months.
But for now, I won't have anymore dirt under my fingernails. Unless maybe I keep working on my indoor-succulent garden. Hummmm...... :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

When all else fails, HIT SOMETHING.

I've been struggling with motivation to workout lately. Now that my races are done for the summer I need something to get me passionate again.

I'm dancing twice a week, and that is wonderful... but I need something to motivate me to work hard, to drip sweat, to be sore the next day.

So, I'm going to go try something I've always wanted to do.

I just signed up for a Muay Thai Boxing class. It's not until the beginning of next month, almost 30 days away... but I'm already looking forward to it!

Now I'm hopefully motivated to get some of my cardio conditioning back and tighten up a bit so that I don't get absolutely SLAUGHTERED when I get to the Muay Thai gym.

Honestly, I'm excited to try hitting and kicking something. I know I'm feisty, but I've never translated that to the physical arena. But now, BRING IT! And by now I mean in 30 days.... thank GOD I have some prep time. :)