Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fueled by Pizza

Homemade Pizza

Saturday Night Dinner

More Dirty Dishes

Week of January 20, 2013:

Monday: Bike commute to work (Yes, I worked on MLK Day.  Didn’t you?)

Tuesday: Short evening run (22 minutes)

Wednesday: Bike commute to work

Thursday: Off (off eating Middle Eastern food and drinking wine!)

Friday: Off (off playing in the kitchen)

Saturday: Bike ride to Kohl’s and the hippie food store

Minutes run this week: 102.

Week of January 27, 2013:

Sunday: Long run! (90 minutes)

Here’s a crazy factoid about my training right now: today I ran almost as much as I ran all last week.  That’s what happens when I only get two runs into a week, and one of them is short.  I’m very busy at work right now, and by the time Friday rolled around, I just did not want to run.  And with my long run coming up on Sunday, I decided it’s better to have a high-quality long run than higher mileage.  Ideally, I’d run three days a week, but if I have to miss a run, I’d rather it be a short one than the all-important long run.

The good news is that I had a great long run today!  I dressed for the weather in a running skirt and t-shirt (yes, in January…oh, Texas), and I went out slowly enough that I felt pretty good for most of the run.  The last ten minutes (my new minutes) were tough as usual, but it was definitely do-able.  I’ve been a bit tired today since finishing my long run, but it’s been okay.  I spent the day taking care of some money stuff (it never ends!), cooking, cleaning, and watching True Blood.  I am also just bursting with recipes and post ideas for Life, Love, and Food, so I’ve been working on those as well.  I love blogging.

As you can see from the photos above, my run this weekend was fueled by pizza!  This one was a tasty one: homemade crust, spicy pepperjack cheese, lots of onions, and some sliced canned tomatoes.  The crust could have used a leeetle more salt (note to self: more salt next time!), but overall it was delightful.  I made it Saturday night and ate the leftovers on Sunday after my run and a quick shower.  It’s pretty common for me to eat pizza after a long run, which makes me wonder: do you have a go-to meal after your long runs?  I love pizza all the time, but I think its heartiness is especially welcome after you’ve run a lot of miles.  I also like smoothies as an immediate post-run drink to start refueling all those glycogen stores.

(Hmm, pizza and smoothies.  Cliché perhaps, but it works!)

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. I ate pizza after my long run on Sunday, too! (Was that really just yesterday?) You know what they say about great minds! I love to eat a big brunch after a long run if I can make it happen. Pizza was a pretty good substitute.

    1. Ooh, I love brunch after early-morning races. Yum! I'll usually have eggs, toast, coffee, and whatever else sounds good after my race. The food always tastes especially delicious when it's seasoned with victory :-)