Does Building a Garden Qualify as Cross Training?

I had planned getting in a run today but that was to be after I took care of my other plans for the day which was helping build a garden in our community. This was a project that my wife who has become quite the avid gardener over the past few years has been actively involved with this project for a while now. Today was construction day and I decided to take the day off work to help build the garden.

As mentioned already this week, we are in the midst of a heat wave here and today was another hot one although with plenty of water and breaks when needed it wasn’t such a bad day. I spent much of the day hauling bags of soil and mulch and spreading them out wherever needed around the garden.

To give you an idea of what I am talking about here is a shot of the finished product…

I am not sure if this constitutes cross training but it certainly was a good workout and it worked muscles that running does not. Regardless of whether I can qualify this as cross training it was definitely a worthwhile effort.

Back to running tomorrow.

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