6 days until the half marathon!

Sorry I haven’t posted in so long! I’ve had a lot going on.

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  1. Had a great time in Austin, Texas, visiting my sister for Easter. I think I could definitely live in Austin – it’s a fun city, with a similar feeling to Nashville, except much more Vegetarian food! haha. Jenna and I definitely ate our way through the city during Easter weekend. I had falafel, cupcakes, tacos, chocolate orange pancakes, veggie burgers, fantastic tofu, half-pound cups of frozen yogurt, and a picnic of yummy foods. I also got to know the Austin bus system pretty well – $1.50 day passes were a lifesaver :)stp821751
  2. I have the half-marathon coming up this Saturday. I’m super excited about it and hopefully will be able to blog about my success this time next week. Granted my training this season hasn’t been nearly as intense as last year, but I feel ready for it. I’m not quite as excited about the weather forecast for Saturday (sunny and 80s). Last year it was overcast and 40s, which I have to admit is better for a half-marathon, but whatever.
  3. I have started to venture into the world of couponing, as an attempt to cut my grocery costs (which seem to be the main source of my expenses, other than rent and bills). Luckily I have found a wealth of information out there. Wonderful blogs like Frugal in Franklin, Strecthing a Buck, and Bargain Briana have taught me a lot, as well as coupon sites like Cellfire, RedPlum, Smart Source. Hopefully I’ll be able to start seeing some savings in the near future!
  4. I’m also going to start the infamous “30 Day Shred” Challenge next Monday (after recovering from the half-marathon). It’s a 20 minute daily workout from the all-intense Jillian Michaels of Biggest Loser fame. Since I’m poor and can’t afford to buy the workout video (see #3 above), I was happy to see that there are clips of the workout tape on Youtube, and if I piece them all together, I can do the complete workout from my laptop for free! So anyway… I’ll let you all know how it goes. 2 of my fellow interns, as well as my best friend from college, are going to join me in the 30 day challenge, so I know I’ll have great support!

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