I had been day dreaming all week about going for a good run before the race next weekend, biking along the canal, and lounging on the balcony.
Yeah. That didn't happen.
Well, the lounging happened.
I lounged all over the place! On the balcony and on the couch. Why so lazy? Thursday night I injured my quad playing baseball. Not quite sure how, but it was super painful and had me limping over the weekend. After a little internet research I found out that elevation, ice, and wrapping was the way to go. I don't know about you, but I NEVER know when to use heat and when to use ice. I'm babying it and am hoping that I might still be able to run next weekend. We'll see. Maybe I'll be walking the 5k. Either way, I think those dreams of kicking my PR in the butt are history. Might just mean I'll have to do another race this summer.
My sunny Saturday ended up with me tidying the apartment, doing laundry (with breaks to ice and elevate). I have this thing where I can't actually relax until things are clean. I also caught up on one of my favourite podcasts - Geeks and Beats. If you love music and love learning tidbits give it a listen. It's great! It was recommended to me by a friend and I quickly became an addict! I'm very new to podcasts... I'm not sure why but it's just not something I've gotten into until now. I guess I just never found one that really could hold my attention. It's really good while you're cleaning though or making dinner. I'm suddenly a convert.
I also made chocolate chip cookies. Yeah, I went a bit domestic with my injury :P I was having a craving and figured a little baking was a good way to kill time. Post coming soon of course. Once I started to feel too caged in on the beautiful day I ventured out to get some more plants and dirt for the balcony. I spent a fair amount of time on the balcony and felt it needed some more colour.
The balcony garden is starting to take off and I'm getting pretty excited that I just might have some fresh herbs to cook with this summer! It's really nice to be out there and surrounded by green.
Although I have a little balcony envy. There's one in the building across the way that I can spy that is just overwhelmingly green. I need a better strategy for my outdoor space. I may just need some more tables to put things on so I have levels of green.
See those beautiful violas?
Look a little closer...
Those are pea plants.
Theoretically one day they will spill over the side of my pots and one day have peas. Is there anything better than peas fresh out of the garden?
The idea that I can pop out to the balcony and grab some peas is really exciting to me. More likely, while I'm reading out there I'll just be munching.
|Tomatoes and herbs|
While I was out I also picked up some impatient plants because they're my favourite and some small basil plants. I hadn't planned to plant basil but the plants were only 89 cents! Seriously! That's so much cheaper than buying basil.
I also picked up a red pepper plant although I'm not certain it will do anything. If not, oh well. If yes - yay red peppers!
Yeah, I'm going a little nuts with the balcony planting. It's the first time I've lived somewhere that the sun won't just scorch everything so I'm getting a bit more optimistic.
Did you do any gardening this weekend?
Are you a podcast person?
Any favourite podcasts?