Monday, December 15, 2008

Veggie Pita Pizza

Ok, I really LOVED this dinner. It was quick, simple, easy...and tasted yummy!!! It is a Veggie Pita Pizza and I got it off of a website a VERY LONG time ago and have never tried it. We made this for dinner last night and Nathan and I are definite fans now!!! The kids did not eat the veggie one...I made them pepperoni and cheese, they weren't down with the pizza/veggie idea. ha! oh well, I try anyway!!!! This recipe is for only 2 servings, so double accordingly!!

1 Pita Bread
2 to 4 tbsp pizza sauce
1 small zuchini, chopped (1 cup)
2 tbsp chopped onion
2 roma tomatoes, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 tbsp sliced ripe olives
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp dried basil leaves
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Split pita bread around edge with knife to make 2 rounds. spread pizza sauce on bread halves, place on small microwavable plates. Put zuchini and onion in bowl and microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomatoes, olives, salt and basil. Spoon veggies over bread halves, top with cheese. Microwave uncovered on high 45 to 60 seconds or until hot. Enjoy!

Next time I want to cook them in the oven and see if the bread gets crispy instead of kind of soggy like the microwave does. This would be a good easy thing for lunch too!! :)

I have been exercising, almost every day. My limit is about 3 miles. I usually will run 1/2 mile, then walk 1/2 mile and just alternate every 1/2 mile or so. I go to the midwife tomorrow, so we'll see what i've gained in the "weight area"!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yes I Did!!!!

I did reach my 500 mile goal for the year of 2008!!! I am very proud of myself and have set a new goal for 2009: 800 miles! I have been thinking about running and my goals a lot lately. It has become such a big part of my life, something I love to do, something that pushes myself and I love that feeling. I, of course, have more goals in my mind then just running. Hence my 2013 goal of competing in the Ironman. That goal, to be completely honest, SCARES ME TO DEATH. That is ALOT of preparation and a lot of dedication. Yet, I still have a huge desire to compete. So, I will need to figure out many things in the next few years...main thing, where to train in the water and how I can get myself a bike.

My main goal for 2009 is to compete in a full marathon. I haven't figured out which race I will do yet, but I'm looking into it already. I will have many hours of training ahead of me...but I'm so up for the challenge!!!

I am 26 weeks, 6 1/2 months pregnant....I am still running. Not a lot by any means, but I'm still doing it. Many think I'm crazy!! haha...oh well. I am what I am I guess. It's getting harder and harder, the bigger my tummy gets. Some days I can do more then others, but I'm just doing what I can for the time being. Last week I only exercised 2 days. Took all of Thanksgiving off! :)

Last Monday I ran 2.5 miles and walked 1...And Tuesday I ran 1 mile and walked 2! Every day can be so different. For this week, Monday I ran 1 mile and walked 2 miles...last night I ran 2 miles and walked 1 mile. Don't know what I'm feeling up to today...maybe some yoga? I haven't done that in quite a while.

I am missing doing my P90x workouts:( The muscles in my arms aren't what they used to be!!!! Nathan even pointed out the other day at the dinner table..."wow, your arms are getting skinny again!" I'm like yeah! I'm losing all the muscle I had built up!!! I could lift weights and do SOME type of strength training, but I'm always so tired by the time I even do my cardio!!! And it's okay...I'm okay with that fact...because there's this cute little girl growing inside this tummy of mine that is more important right now. BUT, I still can't wait to start strength training again soon!!!