I think I give up on running. I think I don't give up on walking however. And I don't give up on doing other things. Things like dragon boating and using the elliptical.
I stupidly managed to convince Paul to have a day trip that we couldn't afford. It was a nice trip, but probably a bad idea in hindsight. We did this before paying any other bills or buying groceries - mostly because we wouldn't have been able to go if we'd done either of these things first. Very mature right? Well, now our kitchen stock is down to bare. Luckily I should get paid over the next few days so we're not reduced to ramen noodles and condiments.
This brief experience has reminded me how fortunate I am to have the work that I do have for one and to be grateful for my husband and how hard he works for me. It has also made me realize how lucky I am to be able to buy food the way that I do.
I actually really enjoy grocery shopping. It's a relaxing for me to pick through the produce and browse through the different aisles and cases. I suppose that's why I tend to avoid the "big shopping trip" to winco and costco. They're like running the marathon whereas my trips to TJ's and New Seasons are like my leisurely strolls.
It didn't really occur to me though how much this has affected the sources in my kitchen. I've gotten accustomed to buying food every few days since I've been eating more fresh food and it tends to go bad. Because I haven't been able to buy food, I've been reduced to eating what's left - which is rather unhealthy. I just polished off two frozen waffles I found in the back of my freezer that are probably at least 9 months old with some blueberry preserves that I canned last summer. Healthy right?! I suppose it could be worse.
The moral of the story is that there are far more ways that you can enable your success when you're more financially apt.