Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Strange Love of Grocery Stores

marketsIt 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
  • stretching
  • ab exercises


misszippy said...

I love a good grocery store! Whole Foods and Trader Joe's top my list, but we are getting a Wegman's this year and I couldn't be more excited!

Lisa said...

I've never been to a Wegman's but all I've heard about the stores is that they're great! Guess it'll give the other stores in your area a little competition, which is always a good thing!

Elle said...

I love TJ's - we don't have them in Canada... and the only Whole Foods is a ferry ride and an hour's drive away!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

I love grocery shopping! Whole Foods is an hour drive from us but I still make the trip every once in a while!

Callie said...

I love just taking my time in grocery stores. I look at all the produce, check out what's on special, walk down every aisle, but I do try to avoid the frozen dessert section because it's just too overwhelming :)

Christy said...

I LOVE grocery stores! The international section is my favorite! Good luck with your 7 miler tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE grocery stores. Recently I was on a semi-date with a boy who did not know me very well. We were woundering around and passed a great grocery store here in Seattle (PCC) and I burst out with excitment "I love this store" and he looked around wondering what the heck I was taking about. I guess not everyone understands :)