More often than not, I end up buying the same things at the grocery store. They are my staples. They make me happy. And until they don’t, I’ll continue to buy them.
That’s just how I roll.
However, I do like to mix up how they end up on my plate. It at least makes me feel like I’m doing something different…
For one, it’s a new shape. Woooaaaahhh… way outside the comfort zone!
Also, it includes broccoli and chickpeas but not cheese. And I don’t care what people say. You may even like it. But I just don’t really feel right putting broccoli/chickpeas on pizza. Or ever calling it pizza if it doesn’t include cheese. So that’s why this definitely couldn’t be called pizza… right?
The crust was yet again the pizza dough crust made with beer that Holly created. I made a half recipe. It still gave me 3 good-sized flatbreads. Plus, on a Tuesday (yuck!), I didn’t mind being able to finish the other half of the beer. ;)
And yes, for those of you who asked yesterday, a Tuesday is still a Tuesday. Even if you have Monday off. It just may not be the most “extreme” of the yucky Tuesdays… Tuesday Light?
Either way, the drunken flatbread (oooh… maybe that’s a good name for it?) hit the spot after a long day. After Monday’s long run and 5 hours of running errands, I was less than enthusiastic about getting up early to hit the gym. But as usual, I would have just been upset with myself if I really had to trudge to the gym after getting home from work late. And I felt great after the workout. 21 minutes on the elliptical- had only planned to go to 20, but when I checked the time, I had already passed it (weird!).
Then 20 minutes on the stairs. I will have to say, after the Hustle Up the Hancock, I’ll be ready to give the stairs a rest. Or at least back off of them a little.
That was yesterday’s workout. This morning’s workout? The 4 miles I was supposed to run? Um….
I didn’t sleep in or anything. Made it to the gym. Stepped on the treadmill. And thought, “woah, this really isn’t going to happen today.”
Have you had a moment like that recently? Had I started running, it wouldn’t have gone for very long. So I walked- for 30 minutes (2 miles) and did some serious ab work for the rest of the time there. I haven’t focused solely on that area lately. And there was no reason to waste my time since I was already up.
So now I have this 4 miles to make up at some point. A new twist got thrown into my normal routine! Not sure if I’ll work them in when I get home? Or maybe I’ll call this my “relaxed” day for the week and do it tomorrow morning (my actual rest day) instead? Decisions, decisions…
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