I spent the weekend working in the garden- the biggest job was moving fresh sandy soil from the stream bed to loosen heavy clay soil . Each wheel barrow load weighed ~200 pounds and the grass path and hill to traverse was “fun”. The final 15 yards were especially fun as they were criss-crossed with mole tunnels and rolling over those was challenging.
We also did some other soil building efforts as we collected several yards of leaf mold and natural compost from the forest floor. It was beautiful material and the garden will be HAPPY.
But at the end of the day the basic sets of non-running exercises I practice have set me up for comfort when i run and when I work like a crazy man in the garden.
*Bodyweight exercise you can do almost anywhere- without a gym and a lot of gear.
** Bodyweight exercises for fun and fitness.
*** Some core basics and stability issues. Build and maintain stable and supple core for comfort int he runs and balance to prevent injuries.