Gardening, the Irish Festival, and a Move 2008 Update

(Garden greens. June 2008)

I’ve learned two things about gardening over the past few weeks:

1. Gardening is hard work.

2. It’s best to spread out the hard work by making the weeding a part of my daily routine rather than wait a week and then whine about how hard it is to get all the weeding done.

There’s a third thing, now that I think about it:

3. Nothing tastes as good as food you’ve grown yourself.

Those fresh from the garden lettuces are fantastic. We’ll be eating plenty of salads over the next few weeks. It makes me feel healthy just to think about it.

(Piper at the Irish Festival. June 2008)

M and I went to the Riverfront Irish Festival on Saturday. Martin and Meredith went for a little while, too. It was lots of fun. We listened to some great music by the band Rathkeltair. I bought one of their CD’s but I don’t think it does them justice. They’re very high energy and that doesn’t come across in the CD. Not that the CD is bad. It’s very good. But I liked them better live.

(Rathkeltair at the Riverfront Irish Festival. June 14, 2008)

And now for the Move 2008 update. Week 24 was a good one:

  • Mileage for Week 24: 25.85 miles
  • Total for 2008: 508.33
  • Strength training: x3
  • Yoga: x5

Yep, a very good week. I’m finally past the half-way point. 500 miles!