Building strength: Training for spring

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Kathy lifting weights  - Photo by Cadence Purdy January 31, 2007
I just want you to know I am continuing my resolve to get stronger for gardening. You got that right–it’s not spring training, it’s training for spring!

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

When dealing with frost it is always best to be paranoid. In the spring never think it is too late for one more frost to come. And in the fall never think it too early.

~Rundy in Frost

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Kathy Purdy February 9, 2007, 10:18 am

MSS: My little corner of the state is only getting a modicum of snow, an inch here or there. My sister on the shore of Lake Ontario, her situation is quite different. There has been a lake effect snow cloud hovering over their town for days, and they are now measuring snow in feet, not inches. We can “live like that” because we prepare for it, with insulated houses, insulated parkas, and studded snow tires. I wouldn’t trade our winter weather for your summer weather, no way, no how.

Ilona and Mary Ann, thank you for your support. I do want to be an inspiration; I want all of us to be gardening in our eighties and nineties. We have to be in training for the future!

M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) February 9, 2007, 12:12 am

You’re doing much better than I am on following through on your resolutions.

And, oh my! The snow you’ve been getting. I watch the news and can’t believe y’all can live like that. Yesterday it was unusually warm down here–sunny and in the high 70s. I was thinking of you and Firefly @ Sweetpea Chronicles in Maine and wishing there was a way to send you both some of our weather.

ilona February 6, 2007, 1:48 pm

I am very impressed! You are an inspiration in more ways than one!
This has to bode well for gardening efforts this spring:) May we see the fruits of our labors- with all this muscle power. Go {{Woman}}

Mary Ann February 6, 2007, 10:31 am

wow! she’s a pumping iron! You grow girl. That’s awesome. That does it, I am putting on the yoga clothes and headed out to be a pretzel this morning. And to think I was waffling before I saw that picture of you. Great inspiration.

Kathy Purdy February 4, 2007, 3:39 pm

Carol, the bar is 20 lbs. and each weight is 7.5 lbs, so I’m already doing 35lbs for my squats. Dead lifts are another matter . . .

Genie, thanks for the encouragement!

Genie February 4, 2007, 12:41 pm

Keep up the good work — weightlifting is so great for increasing bone density as well as preparing for hauling compost. I’m impressed!

Carol February 4, 2007, 11:47 am

You go girl! Gotta be able to lift 40 pounds by spring!