Gardening as training

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I did a lot of gardening this weekend. I did the 8 hours on Saturday then did 5 hours Sunday after volunteering as a course marshal at the Brisbane Running Festival.

This morning (Monday) I didn’t have any running on my schedule so I did some serious weeding. For about 2 hours I pulled out years of weeds that have been growing in a neglected part of the garden. There were so many weeds that I filled the back of Mum’s ute.

It was a solid full body workout. Pulling and carrying weeds worked out my upper body. Repeatedly pushing the full wheelbarrow uphill was a good leg workout.

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This photo above shows the area before I started this morning.

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And this is after. I can’t wait to turn it into a native garden.

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