Monday, August 29, 2011

Cinderella BEFORE the Ball (and a Recovery Run)

When I said I felt like a princess the other day, I did not mean Cinderella when she was still in the floor scrubbing stage. Looks like no one got the memo, because after work today I was sent to do manual labor on our house in progress. Ok, I volunteered. Whatever. Either way, someone trusted me with power tools. Maybe not the wisest of decisions.


While no one outright told me I was doing it wrong, hubs did come in with some sandpaper with a "suggestion" to just do it by hand instead. Wonder why?


Believe it or not, I loved doing this because it means we are one step closer to moving in. Woo-hoo!
Fueled up after the work with a nice pizza covered in tomato puree, tomato slices, garlic, chicken breast, broccoli, and a sprinkle of parmesan. Really hit the spot. 



I'm off for a few recovery miles outside to loosen my legs up a bit. No pressure, just nice and easy. Since starting the marathon plan, it's really nice to have a run every once in a while with no time constraints or splits I'm aiming for. 

Favorite pizza toppings?
Lately I've been skipping the cheese and loading up on other stuff. The sprinkle of parmesan on the top seems like enough now to me! And broccoli is my new bestie on pizza. Perfect and crispy. 

What is your Monday workout?
Easy recovery run, maybe 3-4 miles, and then a quick yoga session to stretch out. Followed by as much time on the foam roller as I can handle!

34 comments:

  1. I love putting feta cheese, mushrooms, and tons of pizza sauce on my pizza. I enjoy the cheese more then the meat.
    Monday workout, 15 min interval spin, 1 mile run..pain free, and 20 min elliptical followed by a 20 minute weight session.

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  2. KuDos to you for getting away from the cheese! Not sure I could do that. Love broccoli anywhere, anytime.
    Monday is typically a rest day although not today.

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  3. I was just thinking about a pizza topping this weekend: BASIL. I need to get more basil on in my pizza life.

    p.s. your package is on its way...

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  4. pizza makes me SOOOOOOOO happy!!! best post-activity meal ever...ANY activity! haha! I LOVE EVERYTHING on my pizza. the more stuffed with veggies the better :) bbq chik pizza is another fave.

    totally had a stress-free easy run today...despite my legs feeling crazy heavy...i still liked just running without a time constraint!

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  5. Today I lifted weights. I ran 10 miles on Sunday so I took the day off from running...back out for 5 miles tomorrow morning! Looks like I know who to call when I have home improvement projects! :)

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  6. I just made some yummy gluten free pizza. I actually ate some for breakfast today. Ha ha. I know, weird breakfast, but that's what I was craving. I love BBQ sauce with chicken and pineapple. I also added zucchini to it this time. Good idea to just sprinkle the parmesan and skip the cheese. I'll try that next time. My Monday workout was pilates and a bike ride. I'm also doing RLRF right now, but for the half marathon. I have a hard interval workout to look forward to tomorrow!

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  7. Olives. I find pizza disappointing without olives. And hot sauce too- love the Frank's Red Got as the last touch on my pizza.

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  8. Totally agree, broccoli on pizza is so good and so underrated!

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  9. Aww I think the power tool suits you. I did a nice recovery run today too, tried to keep it slowww enough. My husband eats pizza with no cheese and I thought he was nuts until I saw those pictures you posted. Yum

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  10. To answer your question, I have been buying the Bob's Red Mill GF pizza dough mix and making it myself. Have you tried that kind? I think it's really good. Also. apple cinnamon rice cakes are so good! I actually had some tonight. I put peanut butter and honey on it and gave it to my two-year-old. He loved it, and I loved stealing a bite. :)

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  11. I like to make pizza too, with lots of veggies.

    Chicken is something I just cannot see on a pizza...

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  12. The pizza pictures make me feel like I need to take the time and make pizza from scratch one of these days.

    Good luck on getting closer and closer to getting into the house!

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  13. I like chicken fajita pizza - different peppers, onions, chicken breast - yum!

    Did a not-so-easy 4 miler today! Wished it would have felt easier and a bummer i don't know why it felt more difficult than I had hoped -hmmm.

    Great job with the err, power tools. It's getting exciting . . . soon, soon it will all be yours!!! :)

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  14. ooooo, i would NOT trust myself with a power sander :) yay i can't wait to see the finished house!

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  15. I can't believe that you are going to finally move in to your house!!!! I love decorating almost as much at health a fitness so I hope you post pics!!!

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  16. That pizza looks amazing. I love lots of tomatoey goodness and just parmesan for the cheese.

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  17. look at you, working hard on the house!

    LOVE broccoli on EVERYTHING, so I'm sure its super yummy on pizza :)

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  18. Everyone seems to be talking about pizza today. Now I want it. I guess I know what I will be making for dinner tonight. :-) My favorite is tomatoes, basil and mozzarella on my pizzas. I think broccoli is great on pizza too.

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  19. I usually head straight for the peppers and cherry tomatoes, but broccoli sounds really good! I'll try that next time too...

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  20. Pizza looks good...and the floors do too :)

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  21. Skipping the cheese? I don't know if we can be friends anymore. I LOAD my pizza with broccoli, artichoke, onion, garlic, pepper, mushroom, tomato, spinach and any other veggies in my fridge. But cheese is a MUST. Lots of it. My new favorite is buffalo chicken pizza. Maybe I'm a snob but I totally prefer my own pizza to any that I've ordered! Except the deep dish I had in Chicago, of course. So exciting that you are getting close to moving in! Can't wait to see the finished product :)

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  22. That pizza looks good... except I am a cheese addict. :)

    Recovery runs are the best! So nice to just relax and... run!

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  23. I don't think we could be friends if you ever served me cheeseless pizza. That's just wrong. :)

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  24. Hi, came across your blog via (Just) Trying is for Little Girls' fb page. Lovely ethos you have :-)

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  25. yo, way to bust it with the power tools. Fun. Monday I did total conditioning and my favorite topping on pizza is.... I dunno. mushrooms, and basil.

    have a great day!

    -Jen

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  26. Favorite pizza toppings?
    all veggies (skipping olives and mushrooms) plus pineapple!!! I love pineapple on pizza. Pineapple with jalepenos? Even better.

    What is your Monday workout?
    Yesterday (and for the next 6 weeks) it was (and will be) 6 Week 6 pack!!! It's a good workout.

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  27. It's good to rewward yourself after an awesome run with something that you like. carbs with veggies are an awesome choice!

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  28. Mmmm, pizza. I love every type and wouldn't mind having it at every meal (if it wouldn't make me 400lbs, lol).

    Saw you won the Miami RnR entry on Amanda's blog. So jealous! Have a great time with it.

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  29. Mondays are a ballet technique class - it hurts so good! :)

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  30. Give me that pizza right now:) That looks so so good!! WAHOO to one step closer to moving in!!

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  31. I did a workout from Bodyrock.tv - It was really intense!!

    My favorite pizza topping is nothing - I have been liking it plain lately.

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  32. That pizza looks so delicious!! YUM!! Favorite topping is pineapple!

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  33. yum that pizza looks good! and good for you sanding and working away on your house, you rock!

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  34. You totally crack me up! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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