I went for a run this morning (3 miles, a little faster than I was on the previous 3 mile run) & had excess energy after that. I don't always get a "runners high" after running, but I find that, particularly when I run in the morning, I have more energy throughout the day. Win/win.
I've been working on removing two large ivy infestations on our house. Ivy, for those of you who have had it on your property, is terribly hard to get rid of. In our area, it also leads to rats, as they love to nest under the ivy. Neither of those are good things, and the longer you leave it, the deeper & faster it spreads. We haven't had yard service at our house in three years (the previous owners did have it), and the ivy has run rampant.
I've been ever so slowly pulling out pieces bit by bit, and working on it, but is it ever an exhausting project. I did more ivy pulling at lunch yesterday & today, and after work was complete. The good news is, it's a combo workout + yard activity, for sure! I have blisters all over my hands (in spite of wearing gloves) from pulling out thousands of ivy roots.
In other news, yesterday they opened up the tennis courts (you can only play with family members), so the boys are thrilled to have another activity. There's a city court about 1/2 mile from our house, so the boys spent lunch today getting in a game. It's so wonderful to see them get a chance to get out & get some exercise. It also gives the parents a tiny break. ;-)
Tonight we'll have leftover lubia polo (a Persian bean, ground beef & rice dish) & I need to use up a tiny bit of ground beef that M forgot to include in the lubia polo. I'll probably make him a burger, as he doesn't eat many carbs. After dinner, we'll walk the neighbor's dog & hopefully squeeze in a few games of rummy.
What about you? What are you up to today? And, have you ever dealt with my nemesis - ivy?