This is a 33 min. playlist with warm up/cool down songs with a lift in the middle to get you moving.
Hey friends & family,
We’ve been in limbo for some time now as we build our new house. In the meantime I’ve been running. Literally. I have enjoyed running in the past but my knees have always gotten the better of me. Is “gotten” a word? But I’ve recently learned some new techniques, exercises and been schooled in proper form and I think it’s really helping. It’s been exciting to actually move forward some goals of longer distances I’ve set for myself.
Right now I am running about 3x a week with 2 shorter runs of 3 miles and 1 longer that’s about 5 miles. There are a bunch of exercises and drills I have to do each day to be able to run without knee pain. I think building up basic core strength is really important as well, especially for trail running.
The other day Jeff and I ran in the White Tank Mountains near our house and it was so beautiful. When you think of the desert your mind immediately begins to form images of blowing sand or maybe cacti and dry brush. While there are definitely an abundance of cactus, we found sprays of yellow and purple wild flowers over every hills and small green meadows sprouting in low places. Here are a few pics from that last run.
I’m not gonna lie, this Summer has been very hot, trying and just plain long. However, we did do some fun stuff like visit Zion Park in Utah and raft in beautiful Durango Colorado.
We are still living in the tent house and while it does have it’s difficulties we are glad to have a place to stay with family where we can save up for the new house. Continue reading Summer 2016
It is only the beginning of July and the weather is already getting the best of me. We’ve done quite a bit already since Sam has been out of school. Unfortunately the dry and dusty wind has blown my energies to express the details right out the door and away into the hot, bright desert. Continue reading Summer so far
So this planting season I decided to use only half of the garden space available. I’m thinking this will give me a better chance of keeping everything alive. I’m pretty new at this and I found the last planting season a little overwhelming. Continue reading The Garden in March