In my last post I stated that since I began running, my binging has been almost non-existent — well, albeit, with an occasional Trader Joe’s Chocolate Dunker or two. Well, I have a confession…bless me father for I have binged! Valentine’s Day is the hardest day of the year for us chocoholics. I succumbed to a zillion Hershey kisses and the sweetest teacher’s gift…
Yesterday was a rest day for me, so I continued the binge with a few leftover sweets and a glass of wine or two. Chocolate and wine — a perfect pairing! The guilt started setting in around 9:00 p.m.. So much so, that I was setting my alarm for an early Saturday morning gym wake up call.
I didn’t even hit the snooze button once this morning! I checked into the gym for an easy two mile run and I’m back on track! I finished my first mile in just 10:49 and recorded my best two mile run so far — 21:33! My love affair with Mr. Hershey and his sweet kisses are a distance memory, and I was off to my local food co-op.
Move over Mr. Hershey, you’ve got competition!
Fresh, local, and organic — sooooo local, that the produce is actually grown on a farm in Northwest Philadelphia! I know, a farm in the city! Crazy, right? So the way a co-op works is that it’s owned by the members, and I happen to be one! You don’t have to be a member to shop, but you do get a discount, so worth the investment. Here’s another great reason I shop here — it’s right in my ‘hood so I can walk – bonus exercise! And with today’s haul of groceries my arms got a workout from carrying all this goodness home — double bonus exercise!
I’m usually not a red meat lover, but my favorite college student and son will be joining me for dinner. Tonight’s his favorite — steak on the grill, french fries (baked potato for me), and grilled asparagus. Yummo!