Aight folks, so last we talked I was eating everything in sight and blowing off long runs in favor of air conditioning, right?
Well times have changed. This week I was SPOT ON with all of my training (I even added an extra mile here and there).
Here’s what happened:
Sunday: 16 mile bike ride
Monday: 5 miles
Tuesday: 5 miles
Wednesday: 4 miles
Friday: 5 mile tempo run
Saturday: 10 miles (7.5 with the team)
On team runs: They are the best. Especially when you are running long. I thought I would hate running with other humans, but it’s actually pretty awesome. Cheers to Team Saturday!
On a more sordid note, I’ve discovered something super scandalous.
I spend at least $10 more per week when shopping at any of my local grocery stores instead of Trader Joe’s. I’ve been collecting receipts, and each week I shop at Trader Joe’s my total grocery bill is close to $40, when I shop elsewhere, it’s at least $50. I’m sure there are less expensive options at my local grocery store, but since I buy mostly produce, mostly organic, and things like almond milk and greek yogurt, TJ’s is saving me a LOT of moolah. Like $520 a year… that’s half a vacation folks.
My next experiment is going to be comparing weekly expenses at the farmer’s market vs. Trader Joe’s. I am on a mission to find the most affordable, organic, locally grown/raised, minimally processed food in my neighborhood. However, this detail [insert link to brooklyn grocery article] may be a game changer, I’ll keep you posted!
What about you? Do you shop at a local grocery store? A national health food chain? The farmer’s market? Where do you save the most moolah without sacrificing quality?