I am a big fan of local, home-grown, organic (you know all the adjectives) food. And since the majority of this type of food is fruit and veggie oriented, I have been thinking for months now how I could grow some of these things myself! Surprise, surprise though, months have passed and I am JUST getting around to it. (We will not include the Basil plant I bought at Whole Foods that died because somehow watering it every other day was just too much work.) Better late than never I suppose!
Anyway, back in February I found a wonderful How To on No Meat Athlete’s Blog and bookmarked it. So I was happy with my past self this week when I finally got around to my first attempt at home growing! I decided to use Mung Beans this time around. Here is what I started with..
For a quick running update, I have set a couple PR’s this past week also! Last week, I ran for a total of 40 miles! Holy jeez…I’m pretty impressed at how well I have been able to transition to more of a running workout routine rather than switching off to the elliptical or bike. I also set a new distance PR on Monday – 9.2 miles! Go me! I never thought I would be one of those people who could run that far, but now that I started successfully tackling the mental hardship of long runs, I am able to push my body harder than I would have ever thought!
Today I did a relaxed 6 miles outside. My IT band was a little sore, but I came home and did some stretching with a resistance band and it feels better tonight. Lets hope it stays that way!
It’s now off to enjoy some late-delivered girl scout tagalongs. What luck?! Again, better late than never…
What are some of your favorite and easy DIY’s? Sprouting is just the beginning for me!