So I've been feeling pretty domestic this weekend. Trying to be like the domestic queen, Martha.
It all started Friday night with some homemade pizza. Like really homemade - even the crust. In the past I've tried making homemade pizza, and it was always just so-so. The crust always seemed soggy.
Well, I tried this method from Annie's Eats, and it makes the best, doughy, chewy, crispy pizza crust ever. The trick is placing the dough directly on the 500*F pizza stone, that way it starts cooking immediately. We topped it with a garlic-butter sauce, chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. Yum. I just got done eating the leftovers and they were just as tasty.
The domesticity continued with some crafty time. Crafts + Lifetime Movie Channel = one rockin' Saturday night. I might have even enjoyed a few Diet Dews. (Shhh... don't tell.)
|All ready to go.|
|Pretty on the front door.|
I realized I might have a cardigan problem. Much like my Nike tempo shorts problem. (<-- If you've never read that post, you should. It's one of my favs.)
|Pink, coral, green, light blue, navy blue, regular black, ruffly black, grey, grey & white-striped, & tan. Yikes. And there are two more that I can think of that are in tubs with my 'winter clothes.'|
I was on a roll with my Martha Stewart-isms, even starting a batch of autumn-themed cake pops.
|DIY funfetti - add themed sprinkles to your own cake batter.|
I also ran this weekend. That's not really any big news. I had a great almost 13-mile run on Saturday. An easy 4 miles this morning. And I just realized I skipped last week's Weekly Rundown. Whoops. Here's the last 2 weeks. :) The Columbus Half is just 5 weeks away!
Weekly Rundown (August 29 - September 4, 2011)
Goals: 40-45 miles, 4-5x1-mile repeats, 11-13 mile long run
Monday: am - 6.6 miles easy (7:47 avg)
pm - 2.9 miles w/ XC (9:01 avg)
Tuesday: 3x1-mile repeats (6:19, 6:26, 6:19) 7.2 miles w/ warm-up & cool-down
Wednesday: am - 6.6 miles, HILLS (8:06 avg)
pm - 2.9 miles w/ XC (9:24 avg)
Friday: 6.6 miles easy (7:45 avg)
Saturday: 12.2 mile long run (8:49 avg)
Sunday: Kenyan fartek, 10x1-on,1-off; 5.5 miles (7:45 avg)
Total: 50.5 miles
Weekly Rundown (September 5-11, 2011)
Goals: 40-45 miles, 6-mile tempo, 12-13 mile long run
Monday: 7.4 miles easy (8:03 avg)
Tuesday: am - 6.4 miles easy (8:06 avg)
pm - 3 miles easy w/ XC (9:07 avg)
Wednesday: 7 rainy miles (7:51 avg)Thursday: 6-mile tempo @ 6:52 avg! 8.2 miles w/ warm-up & cool-down
Friday: 5.3 miles easy (7:48 avg)
Saturday: 12.7 mile long run (7:52 avg)
Sunday: 4.2 miles easy (8:11 avg)
Total: 54.2 miles
Dang... did not expect to run that many miles this week! That would be a new record for weekly miles. Next week will definitely be a cut-back week.
Next week's goals:
- 40-45 miles
- 10 mile long run
- rock out my Pumpkin Classic 10km on Saturday!!