because that is my fun day!
Confession: every other thought that crosses my mind has to do with culinary school, if I don’t redirect this energy I could be headed for a mental danger zone or you know gain 20 pounds easily! Yes, my future is knocking at the door and it is more my style but I can’t completely over look the scene of the present can I?
Sunday - I literally jumped outta bed, leaped into my running shoes and dashed out the door. I arrived quickly at my destination to do some luxurious trail running.
My friends, I feel guilty calling this a workout. I mean I sweat like I’m on a spin bike and the ‘ol Garmin says that I’m burning major calories but I might be loving trail running more than wine these days! Did I just say that? Are my southern roots showing?
Yes, it is true I was feet away from a real life deer on my run!
I saw her hoof prints for over a mile and was worried they were hog/boar marking….
I ventured out on a different path this time and it was the best decision ever! There is a long wooden board walk the stretches at least a ¼ mile! On the boardwalk you can see the baby fishes through the clear water.
Obviously – swimming is encouraged?
Since I am a newbie to trail running I ended up with some attractive battle wounds! Many, many painful blisters from walk/running over 6 miles in wet shoes and socks to be exact but I could not have started my half marathon training in a better more peaceful environment!
I totally ended up with farmers tan (I.E: sock tan lines around my ankles) and mud globs for souvenirs – To be honest it made me feel like a bad ass. No big deal…
Well, I was increasing my happiness meter until I read Caitlin's recent post about her finances. Y’all know I’m working on taming the grocery budget, right? I’ve only mentioned it a
million few times...
Her post and the endless comments made my brain go into over drive. This topic and the epiphany of why I suck so bad at budgeting is mostly due to my lack of envisioning an end reward, deserves it’s own post. How in the world can I save money just because I’m supposed to, I need a freaking goal! Duh!
One of my newest accomplishments: Cooking the proper portion of pasta and saving the rest. SCORE!
I’ve discovered a few more tools for savings success that I will be sharing soon enough. Well – I haven’t been successful with using them yet but they seem effective.
If you are looking for some mental stimulation – check out this post from Morgan about blogging frequency. Even though I’m still a new to blogging and I don’t take it as SERIOUS as others, I thought her point of view was very intriguing.