Marathon Training – 6 miles with hills
The Runner’s World Training Program describes Hill Days like this:
Run the mileage for the day on the hilliest course you can find. This will build a base of strength in the first seven weeks.
The path nearby my new place has a gradual incline the whole way out, so I basically did 3 miles slightly up hill out and slight downhill on the way back.
Food Budget – The move and my new job mean a different financial situation for Ben and I. We now need to stick to a budget. This is the first time that I’ve ever had to stick to a specific food budget. So, I have decided I need to start planning my meals for a few reasons:
– It will help save money, I’m planning on making a shopping list each week – Last minute trips to the store really add up!
– It will ensure no wasted food if I meal plan around what we need to use
– It will help stop random snacking in the kitchen while I figure out what to eat
– I’m buying food for two now
This is a really good way to be aware of what we’re eating and the costs of our staple foods in order to make smarter decisions. Ben and I just moved in together last week. I am not used to buying food for two people. His eating habits are pretty different from mine so I have a lot to learn in food budgeting. I’ll keep you posted on this progress since it seems times are tight for so many right now
Last night I decided I haven’t had oats in a while so that was the plan for today…but I put too much almond milk in so they were very watery. I had to add Banana Cheerios and raisins to soak up the water!
It’s a short week! We are almost to “Friday”!