I’ve had a good, but busy weekend.
Two things happened around here that made me very happy.
1. We went grocery shopping.
2. I ran 8 miles.
We did our usual shopping at Fred Meyer for basic things like bread, milk, cheese, yogurt, fruit and the like. I also picked up three new protein bars to try. Is that the right term for these? They are basically like candy but relatively healthy and contain more protein and less fat and carbohydrates than actual candy bars.
I got three new flavors.
Oh my gosh. SO good. They are like candy! The chocolate peppermint stick taste like a peppermint cookie. The chocolate peanut butter Luna protein was seriously, a candy bar.
This is how I get my chocolate fix. I’m not eating candy, but I still get my chocolate through these yummy bars! I think I will have one every day.
I’m pretty excited about these.
We also went to Costco, which, you know how that goes… you go in with a plan to only buy 4 things and you walk out with 12 or more items. Actually, we *only* spent $106.00 which is $6 over our budget, so I didn’t have any heart palpitations this time.
We got the usual’s again — a bag of mixed fruit and a bag of blueberries. 5 dozen eggs. Spinach. Chicken. Ground Beef. Hamburger meat.
I also splurged and got something a- mazing.
Yes, buttered croissants. If you tell me these are bad for me I don’t know if we can be friends anymore. I only buy them like, once a year from Costco, as a special treat and my oh my- these things are heavenly!
I used to eat one of these for breakfast every morning with a chunk of butter. First, you melt it in the microwave and then it’s all gooey and yummy, then you dip it in the butter. A perfect breakfast before I start my days in high school, right?
I’m going to freeze some of these bad boys. I need to stop talking about them otherwise I’m going to go eat one right now.
We also got more JIF peanut butter. I still have one can of my organic peanut butter left that I use, but my husband doesn’t like it. He won’t eat any peanut butter and jelly sandwiches unless it’s with Jif, so we got him some. I’ve got to say though, an apple with Jif creamy peanut butter does taste gosh darn delicious. Sorry hydrogenated oil.
So, now that we have food in our house again, I can properly refuel before and after my runs!!
On Saturday, I ran 8 miles!
I can’t believe it. The last 2 miles were really hard. Once I stopped, my quads were on fire. I could hardly walk, seriously. Really, who runs for 1.25 hours? That is just ridiculous. It was such a nice run though, the weather was perfect! I wore shorts and a t-shirt!
I did a short walking cool down, stretched for a bit, and then took a really cold bath. We didn’t have any ice, so I just turned the faucet to the coldest setting. It was plenty cold enough, holy goodness.
I hope this picture doesn’t gross you out, but my legs haven’t been exposed (except for shower and sleeping) since August of last year. So, they are really white, and I don’t know if you can tell, but me legs at this point were red and numb and I was biting the inside of my cheek. My toes were turning purple, don’t look at them, it’s disgusting.
I was pretty much in tears. I said Holy S%*# about fifty thousand times, and I really apologize because Joshua was sitting in his bouncy seat watching me. I hope those are not his first words.
This morning my legs aren’t too sore, so I really do think the ice bath helped. I did some more stretching and foam rolling this afternoon and my legs feel almost good as new!
Oh, my phone broke. I carry it on my runs (so I can track milage) and I was switching hands and dropped it and...
I know. Sad face. I’m not paying $100 to get it fixed either. I don’t care if I get glass in my fingers.