Sunday, June 5, 2011

Weekly Workout Recap and Tortilla Creations

I have been TERRIBLE about my weekly recaps. Cross training has been completely off the plan for the last few weeks. Hubs and I are spending 6-10 hours a day doing manual labor related to the house building, and my body is tired! I still wouldn't dream of skipping my runs, because somehow they give me more energy and I feel so much better afterwards. But any kind of strength training? Not a chance!
New workout routine: painting, carrying lumber, climbing ladders, using saws (LEVEL 3!) Let me know when I can expect to get buff, thanks.

Without further ado, here's the numbers for this past week.

Monday: Ran 5k Race, and 1 Mile warm-up
Tuesday: Ran 6 miles
Wednesday: Rest-day (ish! Still worked on the land all day)
Thursday: Ran 5.5 miles
Friday: Ran 5.25 miles
Saturday: Ran 3.5 miles, walked 1 mile
Sunday: Ran 7 miles, walked 1.5 miles

Running mileage for the week = 30.5 miles

I'm happy with the running for the week! My goals for the next week are:
--remember what cross training is! Add some abs, yoga, etc.
--save some energy so I can handle a longer run on the weekend. 8+ miles

Since I've been trying to avoid gluten lately (not completely, just making an effort to eliminate some items and replace them with alternatives) I've been eating TONS of corn tortillas. I still haven't found a GF bread that I love, so I've been having those as wraps or bases for meals. Here are a couple of the ways I've used them the last couple of days. We'll call the first one "pizza"--corn tortilla base with lots of fresh spinach, sliced tomatoes, and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese:



I also covered some tortillas with a little sliced ham, and then covered it in broccoli and corn. Again, a little sprinkle of mozzarella. A little goes a long way here! I actually attempted to make this one vaguely mexican and topped it with salsa, and then picked them up and ate 'em like tacos!



I microwaved both of these meals (that's all I've got kitchen wise right now!) but I can imagine they would be even better after a few minutes in the oven to get them nice and crispy. Yum!

What are your workout goals this week?
25-30 miles of running, and at least 2 or 3 cross exercise sessions aside from running. Lifting, yoga, elliptical, anything!

If you like pizza, do you ever try to get a healthier version, or make your own?
I love pizza in every way, shape, and form. Sometimes you just gotta have the cheesy cheap stuff, but I prefer to make my own so I can add lots of veggies, and I prefer just a little bit of cheese instead of a think layer of it. Either way I'll take it!

27 comments:

  1. I made a pizza this weekend with avocado, garlic aioli sauce, cilantro, oregano and lettuce on top. It really could have used some tomato too but I didn't have any.

    There was no cheese on it!

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  2. I love to make pizza and usually use some kind of a tortilla as the base. Often I make my own.

    Then I put tomoato sauce or paste on that. Lots of herbs. Spinach leaves, onion slices, mushroom slices, a bit of feta cheese, sometimes tomato alices. mmm

    Yours look really good.

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  3. Yum! Those corn tortilla "pizzas" look really good!! I love flour tortillas, and I'd imagine corn would be healthier. I haven't made homemade pizza in months...but this makes me want to!
    Fitness goals for the week: 50 miles (running and biking) and at least one strength session!

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  4. Nice job with the runs this week! My dad makes his own GF bread and seems to really like it better than finding one.

    Fitness goal for the week: start morning runs now that school is out for the summer! It should be interesting waking up to run!

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  5. I am on my taper so I will be taking it nice and easy for the next 2 weeks.

    I love pizza so I will make a healthier version on whole wheat pita bread. Super easy and very tasty!
    Sarah

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  6. Good job on the running this week! (And, I like that you're not afraid to use a saw!) :)

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  7. Your food pics are making me hungry! They look amazing and super yummy!

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  8. I've never been a big fan of pizza, but I do love flatbread pizza/foccacia, or whatever you want to call it. I just roll out pizza dough and top with sliced veggies. I did a pesto bacon one recently and posted it on my blog!

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  9. mmm that looks delicious! My goal is to run 4 times this week and cross train as well!

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  10. I like the tortillas with all the cheese on it. I like extra sharp cheese, like sharp cheddar or something like bite like parmesan!

    Not sure what my workout goals are for the week, I'm going to play it day by day.

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  11. Mike and I almost ALWAYS make our own pizza. I like white pizzas so I usually just do fresh tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, and cheese on whole wheat crust. We've started making calzones, though, instead, and just jamming them full of spinach.

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  12. YUM!!!! I love tortilla pizzas! they are so delicious! i just love to make my own pizza in general...homemade pizza is just better :) awesome job on your running this week! my marathon is saturday so only workout goals this week are to FINISH that thing! haha! have a good night :)

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  13. I am obsessed with pizza. I was worried about not being able to eat it after I gave up cheese but I have found ways! There are awesome vegan cheeses out there and a lot of places have cheese-less pizza options which are actually quite good (if you can believe it) and saves me on fat and calories! I usually order/make mine with tons of veggies :)

    My workout goals: lift MORE to get STRONGER and grow these NOODLE arms! ha

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  14. I love corn tortillas! Yum! I think you workouts look great considering how hard you are working during the day and the heat.

    Have a great week!

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  15. I love corn tortillas! Something about the taste and texture is amazing. Of course I love pizza too - I have a great breadmaker recipe for the crust and then I pile it halfway to the ceiling with veggies - that's the best way, in my opinion. It's so easy to get sucked into running - I'm the same way with strength training, running is soooo much more fun! Classes like body pump or workout dvds help, basically anything where someone else is telling me what to do.

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  16. My workout goal this week is get my running up to 20 miles. I need to work on my base of running if I want to try to run a marathon later this year!

    I am actually going to be making my own pizza tomorrow! I made on last week I believe too, I love making homemade pizzas! My family and I will occasionally have a where we make homemade pizzas and turn it into a competition to see who can make the best pizza... delicious and fun!

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  17. Once I started making "pizza" with tortillas I totally stopped buying or ordering it. It's just so quick and cheap!

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  18. Thanks for following my blog! over 30 miles per week is a dream for me - way to go! Since I also swim and bike a lot, I just can't find the time, or energy, to run that many miles. One day! My workout goal this week is to do my hip and ab exercises 3 times. Simple, yet hard for me to do most weeks.

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  19. Great job on the running this week! Those pizzas look really good. I love making homemade pizzas!

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  20. great week of training girl! oh pizza, it has a special place in my heart, but most of all i love the crust! the doughier the better, so for me i really like to try and find 'healthier' versions of it, but get bummed when most of the time the healthier ones are that way because they have a really thin crust or do a tortilla like swap...lol. so if i'm in a pizza mood i usually go for the real stuff, but also not gonna lie i really do like some of those ones Lean Cuisine puts out! :)

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  21. Awesome running this week! And all that manual labor has got to be killer!
    I LOVE pizza! Any type, it just depends on what mood I'm in.
    You've totally inspired me to make these tortilla pizzas this week. They seriously look delicious and would be a nice change!

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  22. we make mini pizza's using whole wheat pita bread, turkey pepperoni, sauce from a squeeze bottle and mozzarella. my kids love them. i am not a big pizza eater.

    have you tried ezekiel bread? it's really good and gluten free (i believe). in the frozen food section because it is preservative free. made with sprouted grains so SUPER good for you too!

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  23. You sure do make some yummy looking for for just having a microwave!! I love making mini pizza's on english muffins with garlic butter, basil, fresh mozz and sliced tomatoes!! yum!

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  24. I'm so impressed with the mileage! I don't usually like "healthified" pizza. It's usually all-or-nothing for me.

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  25. wow, those corn tortilla pizzas looks REALLY good! Gosh, your mileage is AWESOME...hope I can get there one day :)

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  26. Goals are 50 miles of biking this week, 5,000 yards of swimming and um... some form of running, haha.

    Udi's makes good GF pizza crust :)

    And Rudi's sandwich bread is good if you heat it up first (in a toaster or pan or toaster oven... just make it toast first and it wont fall apart!)

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