One of the first tips that diet plans (and frugal shopping sites) give you is to never go shopping while hungry. When you are hungry at the grocery store, you are much more likely to give in to impulse shopping, especially for not so healthy items.
I had to go to Whole Foods today to get a couple of things that I can only get there. I had three things on my list. Three.
Apparently when I’m hungry, I buy sausages and beer. I got what I needed plus a six pack of Anchor Christmas, a six pack of Old Man Winter, a bottle of Left Hand Smoke Jumper, a bottle of Allagash Black, and a bottle of Collaboration not Litigation Ale. Oh, and 3 pounds of sausages. Beer Geek will be a happy guy when he gets home. ;o)
I also managed to squeeze in a five mile speed workout this morning. The plan was one mile warm up, 4 x 1200, and a one mile cool down. I totally forgot about the slow intervals between the repeats when I was doing my math, so the cool down ended up being considerably shorter. D’oh. I didn’t want to hit the treadmill because the weather was absolutely gorgeous (low 40s and sunny). Repeats in my neighborhood can be really challenging because of the hills, but I did a pretty good job of balancing ups and downs on all except #3. The third repeat was mostly uphill. I nearly crossed the puke threshold.
1 – 8:09 pace
2 – 8:07 pace
3 – 8:17 pace
4 – 8:09 pace
I’m gonna call that a success.