It was far too hot to be out in the garden last week. Well, too hot to work anyway. So its only today that I’ve managed to actually get my veggies planted out.
I planted two courgettes (near right and far left) two peppers (opposite corners) and the one in the middle is a pumpkin. The RHS website suggested sinking flower pots in next to the plants so you can water into them rather than over the plant itself to help the water get right down to the roots.
My hanging basket tomato plant is doing well too. Can you spot the little pea-sized green tomato in there?
In other news, my running is going fairly well of late. I try to do two training runs each week of around 3.4k each, and I’ve continued going to my local parkrun on a Saturday morning as well. I’ve managed to cut 5 minutes off my time since that first week of mostly running with a bit of walking. I’ve set myself a goal, with some encouragement from my brother who is and has always been an excellent runner, of running a sub-30min 5k by Christmas. Something tells me that cutting off the next 5 minutes from my PB will be considerably more difficult!
It’s also audition time again this week. Last night we learnt the audition songs and the audition dance. Now I have to go away and learn and practise everything before Thursday. There are two girls going for each of the two female roles available, so the odds are reasonable but I’m going to have to put some work in beforehand. So if you see me round here again before then, tell me to get on with it!
Congratulations on your new record! Do you set a time each day to go? I am trying to devise a schedule for myself.
Thanks! I don’t really have a set routine. I hate running on a full stomach so I always run in the morning after I’ve dropped the kids off at school and before I eat breakfast. Which day, just depends what else I’ve got planned and how it best fits in. I record my runs on Strava which helps me plan routes and keep track of distances and times and how often I’ve run which is really helpful to look back on. The data you get from parkrun is also a good motivator for me. Do you have any parkruns near you?
You know, I’ve never looked. Is that an app that tells you how fast most people run on any given route?
Parkrun is a global initiative of free weekly timed and measured 5k run in local parks. Check out http://www.parkrun.ca/ to see if there’s one near you.
Amazing! Thanks for sharing that. I am going to check it out now.