Hope everyone’s weekend was super fabulous. Mine was busy busy! Saturday was my one day off and lucky for me, Kyle was here! He helped me move all my furniture because Saturday morning, I got new carpet!!
Wahoo!!!! My house looks about 20308230 times better, and I feel 2830283 times cleaner knowing there isn’t 15 years of dirt and bacteria underneath my feet.
While the carpet guys were working away in the living room, I was working a sweat in the kitchen. I made some pretty stellar meals for this week if I do say so myself. Vegan sloppy joes, edamame pesto, and homemade applesauce. I’ll post all the recipes this week.
Sunday, I had to go into the hospital for morning rounds. I was not super excited about it as you can see…
But, I actually ended up really liking our new attending and so it was a pretty good morning!
After whipping up some lunch I realized I wanted to make another recipe but was out of basil. My first instinct was obviously to head straight to the store and buy some basil. The closest grocery to my house is Fresh Market. I don’t know about you, but I CANNOT leave Fresh Market without having tried 6 different sample and having 5 handfuls of candy. I guarantee it adds up to 200-300 calories every single time I go to that stinkin store.
Today, I decided to try something insane. I ran to Fresh Market. Since I only needed basil, I could easily carry that home in my pocket so running there would be no problem. I bundled up (it’s pretty chilly here) and ran straight there- only 1.2 miles!
Since I ran there, I didn’t want to fill up on samples and have a huge belly ache running back, so I avoided the candy bins and went straight for the basil. I checked out right away and was back on the road in 5 minutes. All in all the run took about 30 minutes.
I bet if you added up the time it takes for you to get your keys, get in the car, drive there, park, have 18 samples, waddle out to your car, and drive home, it probably doesn’t take much less than 30 minutes!
So let’s say I normally would have eaten 300 calories of chocolate covered pretzels, strawberry licorice, honey roasted cashews, and chocolate covered animal crackers (omg so good). And let’s say I burned 200 calories during my run (maybe a slight higher than what I actually burned, but go with me). In that case, I saved 500 whole calories by simply running to the store!
I also did something nice for the environment, my spirit, and I supported the Pandora Christmas Station. Such a good Samaritan 🙂
Next time you only need one item from the store, I challenge you to run there!
Question: Do you ever turn errands into workouts?