I Think I’m Catching On + Features

Posted: October 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

After running a half marathon yesterday, my body wanted to do nothing today. Mentally, I’m over the whole thing and not frustrated anymore (thanks for letting me vent)…but physically my body isn’t over it. Today immediately became an extra rest day.

I went to church this morning, then got in some active recovery with grocery shopping. I did the following moves for an easy full body workout:

  • 1 aisle walking lunges pushing the cart
  • 1 aisle leg lifts while pushing the cart
  • 1 aisle sprinting to the end and back with the cart
  • push-ups against the handle bars of the cart at the end of each aisle
  • repeat until done shopping

And I’m so not serious. I hope you know I’m not that much of a jerk-face to do a workout while picking up groceries. Unless you count speed shopping, so I could get home as quickly as possible to crash for a 2.5 hour nap.

I think I’m catching on to this napping thing. And I think I need to find a way to make every Sunday long-nap day. Winking smile

FFF Features of the Week

I never expect you all to keep up with every post I write, so each week I play catch up with my favorites. Find the posts that I enjoyed writing the most, that sparked the most discussion, or that had the most cuteness…as well as one of my favorite blogs for you to check out. Have a great night!

Featured Personal Post: Behind the Mental Scenes


The mental games of food guilt…and a look at planned versus unplanned “treats”.

Stuffed With Emptiness Post of the Week: Pizza In The Car


The time I ate an entire large pizza while hiding in my car.

Featured Workout Post: Favorite Shoulders Exercises


Featured Recipe Post: Homemade Vegetable Lasagna


Featured Positive Post: The Wall

Anything worthwhile in life takes hard work. Can you push past the wall?

Featured Fun Post: And The Irony Continues

lost diagram

I’m still laughing at myself.

Featured Cuteness Post: Field Trippin’ Pumpkin Love


Makenzie’s first field trip!!!

Featured Reading: Lauren @ Forward Is A Pace


Lauren writes such an inspiring and heartfelt blog. She can really make you think with one post and then have you in awe of the hugeness of her heart the next. All while also sharing her life and amazing determination to training and healthy living. In other words, you have GOT to check this chick out! Open-mouthed smile

  • Tell me a feature from your week – a fave meal, workout, moment, new blog to read, chance to laugh at yourself…anything!


20 Comments to “I Think I’m Catching On + Features”
  1. jobo says:

    Ha, you aren’t a jerk, even if you did do that at the grocery store ;-P My fave moment…well, actually, it was my accidental 11 mile run yesterday, just for the in-hindsight moments and story M and I can now share forever!

  2. Jess says:

    Um. I totally took a nap yesterday after my 12.5 miler; was a ZOMBIE before that. AND I took a rest day today knowing I’ll be taking another one on Friday. Two rest days are just needed sometimes!!

    A fave moment this week? Last night’s dinner out with two of my closest friends and Scott. We had such a great time, over great food and great wine. Highlight of my weekend!

  3. Stephanie says:

    My first thought: “She didn’t SERIOUSLY do that in the shopping aisle. Did she?!? That would drive me crazy if I were trying to get to the cereal…” Ha! I was happy when you said that it was a joke! Thanks for the smile.

  4. Awwww, Tina! What a happy surprise. Thank you for the love, my friend. 🙂 You made my Sunday!

  5. Ha! I was totally laughing about your grocery store workout!

    A couple favorite things from my week are helping my little guy make a yummy dessert recipe from his cooking class and going for a bike ride with my daughter. 🙂

  6. Feature of my week.. hmm… i made some good recipes from fellow bloggers (butternut mac & cheese, apple cider donuts and pumpkin spice donuts!). Yesterday i went upstate to our family lake house and it was a gorgeous day spent on the water 🙂

  7. Marty says:

    Grocery store workout idea…hilarious. After all those push-ups and lunges they’ll definitely need a “Clean up in Aisle 4!” Love this post.

  8. I just have to say how much your posts made me laugh this week. The grocery cart workout thing just made lol on the couch w/ the hubby who looked over and was like “are you seriously laughing at the computer?” Why, yes I am 🙂
    Happy Sunday night!

  9. That veggie lasagna looked so good 😀

  10. Ela says:

    Well, I was believing you until the sprinting up and down the aisle–couldn’t quite see that one! _Soo_ glad you weren’t serious!

  11. Don’t worry, I got the shopping exercise joke! I’m one of those people who enjoy and actually understand sarcasm – go figure! 😉

    I <3 Lauren. She is always so sweet!

    oh, and PS – I don't want to stop running. I want to run a marathon now. That's what being a spectator at one will do to me!

  12. My feature of the week was definitely the Piloxing instructor certification I attended last Sunday! It was such an amazing workshop and I left feeling so strong and empowered! I can’t wait to share what I learned with my students! 🙂 Congratulations on you half! You’re amazing!

  13. Loved the exercise down the shopping aisle. Can’t wait to try them at my local Harris Teeter .. (JK)

    Actually I do kind of follow all your posts … you are on my Google Reader … so you are on my fave list … and that way I make sure I don’t miss them!

    I really enjoy your Stuffed With Emptiness posts, so honest … they are very poignant posts … thank you for sharing!

  14. Tina you have no idea how excited I am that you mentioned homemade veggie lasagna!!! I’ve been looking everywhere for a great recipe and I just found it! yayy thank you! maybe i’ll make it tomorrow for dinner 🙂

  15. Khushboo says:

    HAHA that grocery shopping workout is such a jerk-face thing to do- so true! One blog which I am loving lately is your buddy’s: Clean Eating Chelsey! I read her blog a couple of times in the past but I’m defo a regular now: she is so hilarious and comes across as such a genuine person which I love!

  16. Mac says:

    Bahaahaha! Can I just say that I totally thought you were serious! I warlike wow she’s ambitious and doesn’t care about all the silly looks she’s probably string lol….I’m so gullible!

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