Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza

Today: strength training, one mile puppy walk
Yesterday: 30 minutes walking treadmill hill work, incline up to 15%, elliptical
Tuesday: one mile puppy walk
Monday: rest after the dreaded 3 hour glucose test
Sunday: 3 mile walk

How awesome was Eric's post and accomplishment?! Hope you enjoyed the recap. Good luck in Leadville!! Now.... back to me....It has officially been 30 freaking weeks!! Hard to believe. 
It has been 2 full weeks since my last run. I haven't gone this long without running since 2012. My bladder and pelvic floor muscles are thanking me, but I spend a large portion of time dreaming of my next run. Don't worry, I already have post baby plans in the works and a race signed up for.
For the time being, I am loving the feeling of girlfriend wiggle around. My biggest issue (other than the whole every food on earth gives me heartburn....) is the uneasiness of resting. Anyone who knows me, knows I don't enjoy resting and bed rest may very well be my biggest fear of pregnancy. despite being absolutely exhausted much of the time, I struggle with the am-i-just-being-lazy-and-using-baby-as-an-excuse-to-stay-on-the-couch??? or am I just 30 weeks pregnant and my body needs to rest? I fully realize how crazy this may sound. I also still feel weird and a little sad and strangely guilty for sleeping in on Saturdays and not getting up for a long run. I know I need more rest, but sometimes I think I should be pushing myself to be a little more active these days. For the most part, I am just sticking to the walks with the pups, stairs/elliptical, and light strength training. (and still dreaming of that next run, especially the next long one...)

Funny side note, I failed my first glucose test and when the nurse called me she told me I needed to eat more vegetables and exercise. Hahahaha. Although I probably could have done without some of the donuts in the past few weeks. But where is the fun in that??
And maybe I sometimes get my fruits and veggies in by putting them on a pizza. No shame here. I love me some figs and have been making fig pizzas on the regular. We have played around with some of the ingredients, but here is my favorite version.

Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza

8-12 fresh figs, sliced depending on size
1 pear, sliced
pre-made dough (I like Publix's, or be an over achiever and make your own)
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1 cup shredded part skim, mozzarella cheese
1/4-1/2 c crumbled goat cheese
1/4 c crushed walnuts
balsamic vinegar glaze for drizzling

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spread pizza dough out (We have a pizza stone that we cover with a little cornmeal, but a greased cookie sheet works well too)
  • Top dough with mozzarella, rosemary, sliced pears and figs, goat cheese, and walnuts.
  • Cook for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve.
(Other ingredients we tried - Gorgonzola and mascarpone cheese...Larry liked the Gorgonzola better, but guess what, he isn't writing this post!)

We have yet to have any leftovers, so I can't report back about how good they were, but I suspect they would be phenomenal! Happy almost Friday!
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