First of all, I want to apologize…your girl has been busy! Work, life, volunteering, and running has taken. So, the blog posts have been few and far between. Instead of weekly posts, I have barely been able to squeak out something every two weeks. If for some reason you have really been missing my blog posts know that I am working on it. Hopefully, once May and June wrap up I should have some more time.
Ok, on to the real reason we are all here – I COMPLETED MY FIRST HALF MARATHON [cue the band, balloons, confetti, cheers, etc.] In the last 2 weeks of my training I really wasn’t sure if I was going to make it…see my last post for more information. However, I did my best…even with all the odds stacked against me!
Lately, my running has been more of a stressor than an enjoyable experience for me. I have a half marathon coming up in 10 days…and I have a hip/SI joint who are not team players.
Every time I run my hip and back hurt and I need to take 2-3 days to recover from it before I am able to train again. So, needless to say, my training schedule is basically not happening. I am lucky if I run twice a week.
It is definitely a morale killer when something like this happens. Here is what I have been doing to help with this injury and hopefully (fingers crossed) get this half marathon done.
Lately, I have been on a mission to cook food at home instead of going out. It’s cheaper, I really like cooking, and it can be way better for you.
However, going out works better for me and my boyfriend because we have two very different diets. I am on Ideal Protein – a high protein, low carb/fat diet…my boyfriend on the other hands eats all the carbs!
So, when it comes to meal planning for the week I have been trying really hard to find meals that can serve double duty. It has been a challenge and I thought I would share it with everyone since I am sure some of you out there might be having the same problem. Here are the recipes I have been working with lately!
I love me a good ol’ Sam’s Club shop! I have had a Sam’s Club Membership for as long as I can remember, whether it was my parent’s membership or mine, and I think its 100% worth it.
As long as you have room in your home, I think buying in bulk is the way to go! I save tons of money on many of the items I routinely buy at Sam’s..and for some of these “routinely” means 1-2 per year!
So, I thought I would share with you some of the items I get when I take a trip to Sam’s! That way you can decide for yourself whether membership to a wholesale club is right for you.