Monday, April 24, 2006

Playing In The Dirt...

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Yesterday was yet another "Yard Work Workout." Armed with just my trusty cultivation tool (AKA: "hoe"), I turned over 3/4ths of one of the large gardening areas at the "new" old house. Turning over the dry soil BY MYSELF took me a good 3 hours, THANKYOUVERYMUCH... Yeah, I know how to have fun... Ripping into the dirt was also very therapeutic -- as I could take out my aggressions on the soil. Michael showed up after about the third hour and re-worked and watered down the soil because it was dry. Yesterday was also "Earth Day," so I felt as if I did my part, prepping the "earth" for new plants. Today I am sore. I'm thinking that a tiller would be a really good idea, since we need to turn over the soil again, before planting. It's not that I don't like working the soil with just a cultivation tool, it takes a heckofa lot of time. Since I didn't do a formal workout or run on Saturday, this "Yardwork Workout" sure made up for two days of slacking...

Today
I'm popping in a yoga DVD.

Peace

4 comments:

Donna said...

Good job on working in the dirt. 3 hrs., that's pretty good. I hate working out in the yard, but love the look when it's done.

Irene said...

Donna,
That's what I keep telling myself, that it will look great when it's done!. I didn't think I was using my biceps that much but they sure are sore today...

Angie said...

I had my yard workout too yesterday. I challenged myself (since I skipped the gym) and made it into somewhat of a cardio workout while I was mowing. And boy do I have plenty of yard to mow! Yeppers, I'm sore today. But a good sore :)

Irene said...

Angie,
Yeeehaaaaa! Lawn mowing!!!! Hey, I count every thing possible for workouts! I wonder how many calories yard work really does burn? Hmmmmm.