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Grocery Store or Sleep

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I had INTENDED to get to bed early tonight. I have a dentist appt in the morning and I wanted to feel rested all day. BUT--the grocery store got in the way. One of the most relaxing (and expensive) things I do is go to the grocery store and walk up and down every single aisle---looking. I look for new items, things I want to try. I read the labels on everything. Tonight I thought about my race coming up on Sunday and how I would like to carb load for that, and what I'd like to drink to hydrate (Recharge always wins). I will drink one bottle of recharge Wed-Sat. The race is supposed to be HOT and from the looks of the roster--ENORMOUS--try over 3000 women! That's the biggest race I've been to. Our heats are 125 women. Holy cow! Where was I, oh yes--groceries. For "carb loading" I bought lite canned fruit (to eat with greek yogurt for snacks), grahmn crackers, strawberry fig newtons, all natural, high fiber cereal (for either wednesday or thursday and then I will cut back on fiber probably). Let's see, I also bought Jennie-O Turkey Franks (4 packages on sale!). I LOVE hot dogs but don't generally eat them because their nutrition counts SUCK so bad. the turkey franks are much better on paper. Some people comment on the way franks are made, but seriously, I don't want to hear about what body parts are in there because I LOVE them! I also got eggs, swiss cheese (for my mother in law coming in to town), 1% milk for her and hubby, some cleaning supplies, some funny cards (and a card for myself that I loved!), fat free cottage cheese, sugar free tapioca pudding (delicious!!!), pasta for hubby, chicken breast cut in strips, chicken breast fillets, and three containers of greek yogurt. That's not all, but that is all I can remember right now.

So, needless to say, I am stocked for food for the week, but now I'm going to be tired! I planned in my planner to get good sleep Thursday and Friday. Saturday I won't sleep well....that's just how I am the night before a race. Don't tell anyone--but I might actually try really hard at this race--just to see what I can do with my times! It's a hilly run course, with the first 1.75 miles benig uphill---but maybe I will gather the courage to push myself harder than ever!

Ok, that's it. I am outtie and off to bed.
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