Weekend in Review + 8 Miles

I just wanted to share a little Weekend in Review via Instagram with you! Friday, we had a double date with our friends Megan and Adam at their place in the Pearl and went halvies on dinner. I made an enormous greek salad, and she made not one but TWO delicious, heavily topped pizzas. That and some red wine and I was in heaven! Megan also did something I have never done with homemade crusts before–she lined the bottom of the pan with blue corn grits and it really caused the crust to cook nice and even–an issue I think all home pizza chefs have with their crusts at times. I hope to get back together immediately and work on a pizza crust collaboration of sorts. 😉

Via TheSpicyBee Instagram

As you know V-Day was Thursday, and I had a surprise on my desk from a co-worker–vodka gummies and a “Don’t Hate Me ‘Cause I’m Texty” pin! Homemade valentines are even better when made edible! My co-worker, Lisa, had soaked the gummies in vodka for two weeks leading up to the big day, then refrigerated them. I might have to give this a try–I could see it being really good in a lemon flavored vodka, then perhaps at the bottoms or around the sides of martini glasses at a party!

This weekend I ALSO ran the furthest ever!!

8 miles!!

Photo via FitLifeForward
Sunday I had the privilege of running with Kayla, Jill, Mike, and many others in the Sweat Pink Virtual Race! We were off in the morning sun, enjoying running weather and the south Beaverton hills! Whew! Gotta love a run that’s all uphill for the last few miles! 
My training for the 15K is going pretty well, and by the end of our run I had actually gone just under 8.5 miles, which made me a lot more confident in my ability to do 9 miles in exactly a month from this past Sunday! The rest of the day I was a bit burned out, but I am excited that this last week I ran 22 miles….half of my distance in the whole month of January! 

Did you have any FIRSTS this last weekend?

Do you have any pizza crust recipes you swear by? Paste them in the comments!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Kayla Moothart February 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I’ve heard of the corn meal before on the pan – but I’ve never tried it. Hooray for 8 miles! Can’t wait til the shamrock!

  • Reply OrangeMew February 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Mm that sounds like a nice trick with the crust- and that pizza looks gorg like I would expect in a restaurant! Also love the idea of little gummy bears swimming in a martini…

    Congratulations on your progress running, especially if the last few were uphill- I’m huffing and puffing on my daily hill towards home and I’m just walking!

  • Reply Macey Snelson February 19, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    8 miles!!!! ROCK STAR!!!!!! So proud of you girl! You’re well on your way to an awesome race next month!

  • Reply Leah February 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Cauliflower crust is my go to for crusts. Not quite the same but still mightly delicious. Good Job on the 8 Miles!

  • Reply Kira February 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Oh man, 8 miles is a lot. I honestly can’t remember ever running more than a 5k, so I’m pretty sure I haven’t 😉

    And…that pizza looks soooo good!

  • Reply Meagan @MommyTravels February 20, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Blue corn grits…never heard of doing that before. I’m going to try it!

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