Monday, September 28, 2009

My kind of gardening!

Yesterday, I went out to the garden and picked an ear of corn for dinner. I could've picked some ripe cherry tomatoes too.

Gosh, Merry, what earth-shattering news. Why should I care?

I did not plant corn. I did not even plant tomatoes on that side of the house. They just showed up.

I had planted cherry tomatoes there last year -- maybe the sneaky plant dropped some seeds which took root and grew? The tomatoes are extreeeeemely tiny but also extremely plentiful. Haven't gotten up the nerve to try them yet.

I did munch the ear of corn, and it was very nice. I can only assume my neighbor planted corn on his side of the fence and somehow the squirrels dropped one of the seeds on my side?

What I loved is that all summer long I did not water or weed or do anything at all on that side of the yard and still these plants managed to grow and flourish. My kind of gardening.

Exercise du jour:
I stopped doing the push up challenge because my arm/shoulder hurt and went on hurting for too long. But I've now rested it for even longer than it hurt, so I figure it's time to get back to the challenge.

I tested myself with the push ups, and managed to do 22. Which isn't bad considering I haven't done a single push up in over two months. So I figure I'm back on the 4th week of the push up challenge:

Week 4 of the (full) 100 push up challenge
Day 1
(90 seconds rest in between)
Set 1 - 18
Set 2 - 22
Set 3 - 16
Set 4 - 16
Set 5 - 25

Week 4 of the 200 sit ups challenge
(60 seconds rest in between)
Day 1
Set 1 - 27
Set 2 - 33
Set 3 - 24
Set 4 - 24
Set 5 - 38

What was I thinking. What the hell was I thinking. Who was the idiot who thought that I could just leap back into these push up and sit up challenges and remain unscathed? I feel plenty scathed right now. Plus, I wanna get whoever thought up this idea. Please don't point toward the fool I see in the mirror each morning. I'm looking for an outside target. The Shadows. The Vorlons. The Borg. Somebody.*

Anyway, she said grumpily, I did the friggin' challenges. So there. Also, 70 minutes walking.

*Gratuitous Science Fiction references. Sorry.


266 said...

I would blame the Borg... sneaky, non-feeling bastards!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hey, I want a magic garden that needs no planting or maintenance too!

And I can't believe you just jumped right back into the middle of the push up challenge like that. I woulda so started over from the beginning!

The Merry said...

Crabby, that's because you're a lot smarter than I am. Plus a lot less impatient. I really want to finish these challenges quickly, but I'm thinking it might be smarter to take it slowly.

266, yeah, I was thinking the Borg too. Resistance (training) is futile...

Pauline Wiles said...

Wow... I'm new here but know enough about push ups to be in awe of doing 100!
...Unless I do them on my knees; that might be OK ;)

The Merry said...

Struggler -- welcome!
The nice thing about maintaining a blog is being able to look back and see how far you've come. This time last October, I couldn't do one full push up; I did the 100 push up challenge using the modified form of push ups. This time around, I want to try and go the whole push up route. Cross your fingers.