I have joined the 6-week challenge over at Nerd Fitness. Great site, by the way, run by a guy with the world's greatest Lego collection. Anyway, in this challenge each participant needs to choose four things that they are going to complete in the six week period. Three need to be health/fitness related and one "other". Mine are:
- Start a vegetable garden and harvest something for full points. This will be tough in only six weeks.
- Run a mile in under 12 minutes. I have no idea if that is fast or slow. For all I know, I can walk a mile on my hands in under 12 minutes, so if I do it easily with time to spare, then I'll knock it down to 10 minutes.
- Eat no processed foods. Harder then you would think. I'm doing just ok on this one. Bread, obviously, is a killer, but having the willpower of a goat in a house full of treats for kids is taking its toll.
- Pay off a significant amount of debt. On track for this, although I was kind of needing an expected bonus to accomplish the amount I chose and in looking at the calendar I think it's going to come a few days after the challenge ends. We'll see.
In order to be able to harvest something by June 11th, the end date of the challenge, I needed to get stuff in the ground. I planted two types of tomatoes: a Mr. Stripey, which is a yellow and red striped large tomato, and what was labeled a Sandwich Tomato. Hey, it was a big box store, I'm surprised they just weren't all labeled "Tomato to Eat". I also plopped in four green bell peppers and some sweet basil.
So far so good. They've been in the ground since Sunday and nothings dead, yet. Going to have to start referring to me as Farmer Turling soon, me thinks.