Someone give me a bad blogger award, because that’s exactly what I’ve been the past two weeks — a “bad” blogger.
I do have somewhat of an excuse — I was on one epic road trip with 14 other church friends and leaders last week to Birmingham, Alabama! We went to Church of the Highlands for their annual GROW leader conference. It was an awesome learning experience, and although I could have done without the 15-hour car ride (twice in four days!), it was fun hanging out with friends and growing together!
The highlight of the trip was definitely this video…
Our church was one of the fastest growing GROW-network churches in America, and a film crew came a few months ago to capture a few services and talk with our staff. It was so awesome (and humbling!) to have our video shown at the conference last week…I love my church!
After getting back from Alabama, it was time to restock our cabinets and get back on track. (Even though I packed healthy snacks, there was a lot of not-so-healthy eats as well!) I decided to try out a local farmer’s market for the first time, and wow, was it awesome!
- 2 lbs. bananas
- Four Braeburn apples
- 1 lb. Brussels Sprouts
- White onion
- 2 cucumbers
- 2 lbs. strawberries
- 1 lb. blueberries
- Romaine lettuce
- 2 avocados
- Cherry tomatoes
…all for $19.50!
I did have to pick through the produce to find what was fresh, but overall I did pretty well! Honestly, I wasn’t impressed with the strawberries (they were fine to eat, but a little flavorless) or the cucumbers (they were both mushy when I went to cut them), but overall, I’ve been pretty happy! I think I’ll be making this a weekly occurrence.
Although I haven’t done much blogging about my workouts lately, my half marathon training for Rock N Roll Philly is in full swing!
Yesterday, I got out for an early morning run, and it was amazing! Finally, the weather was cool (only 62 degrees when I started running at 5:45 am!), and it definitely worked in my favor. I mastered the art of the progression run — my first mile was 8:59 and my last mile was 7:59. Perfection! I am finally learning to pace myself and start off slow (it’s never been my strong suit).
That’s what’s been happening here lately! Catch ya’ll later!