Yesterday’s weather was absolutely perfect! I felt great most of the day and knew when I got home I wanted to head out for a long walk with the pup. We walked down to the little lake near our house, instead of doing our usual wooded loop. I wanted to cover a little more ground than we have in the past few days and I’m so glad we did. We walked 2.64 miles, soaked up some sun, and enjoyed the fresh air.
I wore one of my absolute favorite shoes and was once again reminded WHY they are my favorite! Holy moly, the Saucony ISO Triumph is seriously maybe the most comfortable shoe I own. Not even kidding. They are so lightweight and the cushioning in them is phenomenal.
On the way home from our walk, I got this crazy wild hair and thought I’d try to jog a little and see how it felt. I haven’t RUN since the hot chocolate 5k the weekend before we found out, so I knew it would probably not feel that great. I was right, and within 30 seconds of a light jog, my hips were instantly “what are you doing?!!!” So I stopped, and resumed my walk. But, I tried! I might try a light jog again in a few weeks if this back issue calms down, but for now I’m still content with racking up my miles walking. It’s amazing how fast your body mechanics change and shift when you’re pregnant!
Wanted: Flower and Gardening Advice
This weekend I’m hoping to get in another good long walk or two, and maybe even some gardening! Adam planted some flowers in our backyard a couple weekends ago and now I think I have green thumb fever. If there’s such a thing. I’m itching to add some more color to our backyard! I’m thinking azaleas, zinnias, a hydrangea bush, a rhododendron, and maybe some more easy to plant filler flowers. Or something, I don’t know! I know nothing when it comes to gardening, but I do know that those are a few of the flowers I’m always commenting on! My wedding bouquet and bridesmaid flowers were all hydrangeas, so I’d especially love to have a hydrangea bush to be able to make my own arrangements for the kitchen table one day. Let’s just reminisce for a second…
I made a Pinterest board for inspiration, which you can browse below. I’d love more ideas for EASY flowers/shrubs to manage, plants that would look good in a more “natural” backyard, and any tips on when to plant/how much sun do they need?? Our backyard is pretty rustic, but we have carved out two decent sized mulch “flower beds” that we’re trying to improve, slowly but surely.
What flower/gardening advice would you share? What are your favorite backyard flowers? Did you feel strange when you ran pregnant? What are you doing this weekend?