Joe’s a bit tired.  He should be.  We ran 5.9 miles yesterday!


The original plan was to join my friend Mechele for a 7 mile run with her marathon training group.  Well after staying up a bit later than planned Saturday night I though a long run coupled with too little sleep would be a bad idea. 

But 7 1/2 hours of sleep, a bowl of cocoa puffed amaranth and 2 hours to digest was perfect.

The run felt great.  I had no pain.  It was perfect running weather outside.  I saw that the farmers market started up again.  Joe had a fun time running with me.  Did I mention no pain?  It set a great tone for my productive day!

     Garden Fever


Now that it’s officially spring I think I caught the gardening bug.  It happens every year.  I get super excited about my garden, buy a bunch of seeds, over plant and have an okay garden.


This year is going to be different.  I spent a couple hours Saturday cleaning out my garden beds.  Found beautiful little kale plants that made it through winter!


The kale never grew large enough for eating last fall, so hopefully these keep growing before summer hits. 


I prepped 50 little seed starters, 2 small pots with chives and got the asparagus and beans into the ground.


What’s all going into my garden this year?

Brussels sprouts















Kale (left over from last year)

Potatoes (I have some that began sprouting so they’ll go in the ground in a month or so)

Yikes!  I got a little ambitious, especially since I only planned on 5 different veggies!

Do you have a green thumb?  Like to garden?  What grows well in your area?

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  1. My mom has about 10 green thumbs, ha. Her garden is always AMAZING. My husband and I haven’t had a good yard to plant a garden until this year and we’re very excited for it! I have a feeling we’ll be too ambitious ourselves, but we’re going to give it a go. I’m hoping with all my mom’s advice we won’t be failures 😉

    Let the gardening begin!

  2. awww! That is so fun that your doggie can run with you! I can’t wait to plant our garden. My Dad took a heavy duty gardening class this year and became a certified “Master Gardener”- so he will definitely be helping 😉

  3. We had a CSA last year, but were able to finally score a garden plot this year at our apartment. This is excellent news 🙂 We visited the plot yesterday and noticed that some red kale is already growing there, too — kale is so persistent, I love it! I don’t think we have room to be quite as ambitious in our planting, but I hope everything grows wonderfully for you! We’re leaning towards tomatoes, kale, lettuce, summer squash. The basics! My mother has a huuuge garden that is always picture perfect, so I mooch off of her whenever I visit 😉

  4. Wow! Can’t wait to see everything sprouting and growing! I’m going to be gone a lot this spring and summer, so I’m keeping my gardening to a minimum (well, to as much as I think hubby won’t kill in my absences…).

    I usually have a green thumb, but I’ve been battling with the squirrels in our neighborhood, and it’s not easy to convince them that my plants aren’t their food…

  5. I’m so jealous! I cannot wait to move into a house some day and have a garden 🙂 Though it’s a bit of a catch-22 because for now I absolutely love living in the city. Grrr why can’t I have the best of both worlds? Your veggie list is out of this world!

  6. Ahhh I’m so jealous! We are renting right now, but I dream of the garden I will have when we own a place. Of course I know nothing about gardening and I do not have a green thumb, but somehow it’s going to be fabulous! 🙂

  7. I live in an apartment building but once my husband and I build our house, we definitely want to grow our own vegetables. 🙂 There’s nothing like fresh veggies every day.

  8. Your garden is absolutely amazing! So many different kind of vegetables! And I hope your kale will grow big this year! 🙂

    I don’t have a garden (I live in an apartment in the city), but my dad grows a lot in his roof garden and greenhouse. I’m always surprised how much he harvests from this little space.

  9. I’m super impressed with all the produce you are growing in your garden! Nick and I prepped our garden a couple nights ago. So far, just kale, canteloupe, and spinach. Our kale was awful last year, so we’re hoping it does much better the second time around!

  10. I’ll be interested to see how your Brussels sprouts and broccoli do. I couldn’t get either to grow in Oklahoma. 🙁 I love that your kale made it through the winter – that’s impressive! I think kale likes really hot weather because it grew like CRAZY in Tulsa! I love all your selections! I’ll wish us both luck with the cilantro – I hear it’s hard to grow!

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