It seems I have a weird love affair with grocery stores. Not all grocery stores; some are pretty lame, unorganized, and dirty. Those I stay away from. I mean, the nice ones with beautiful selections of fruits and veggies, meats, fish, cheeses, breads, gluten-free foods. I don’t know when this started, but at times it can be problematic because I can spend a long time exploring a store and Woody has to practically drag me out. I’ve become accustomed to small-ish NYC grocery stores, so whenever we’re in the suburbs we’re actually a bit overwhelmed by them. I mean, do we really need 30 flavors of hamburger helper (1 flavor for that matter) or 20 kinds of frozen pizzas? Never the less, I love exploring grocery stores, finding new grains or vegetables, putting together recipes in my head. I was reminded of this last night as I went down the escalator into the Whole Foods in Columbus Circle and felt a little giddy. The only problem is, I hate lugging all the groceries home but it does mean I have to limit the purchases, which I’m sure Woody appreciates.
This morning I had 5 miles on tap and I rocked them! I mean, it was a fantastic start to a new month (still can’t believe it’s already September)! I had decided to take it slow and that seemed to work out for the best. My legs didn’t feel quite as heavy as they did the other day and I was able to really focus on my breath and form. The fact that it’s still pitch dark out when I start my run is not very cool, but I’ve adjusted my route a little so I stay in more populated, lit areas when it’s still dark and it’s gorgeous to watch the sun rise. Thankfully it starts to get light out not too long into the run, but I’m sad to see the summer sun leave us. After the run this morning I feel more confident about the 7 miles I have on my schedule for Sunday.
- Am I the only one who loves exploring grocery stores?
- Do you have a favorite section?
- What are you looking forward to in September?
Yesterday’s workout -
- 45min elliptical
- ab exercises
- 2x20 hammer curl
- 2x15 lateral arm raise
- 2x15 squats
- 2x20 weighted side bends
Today’s workout -
- 5mile run
- ab exercises