Run for the Red 10k Recap

It’s been WAY too long since I did a race!!! Well it felt great to do a race that actually meant something! Today Jackie, Susie, and I did a 10k for the Blood Bank ๐Ÿ™‚



The best part was that it didn’t RAIN!!!! Last night we were all texting about how it was supposed to rain, but when we woke up it was CLEAR! So we rushed off to Claremont (about an hour away) and bibed up!!


We ran about two miles before the race, because today is normally a long run for us. I thought this would be a “Fun” run, but when I saw the crowd all of a sudden I got pumped and asked the girls if it was ok if I ran fast. They encouraged me to take off!


I felt GREAT and ended up coming in first in my division and overall female ๐Ÿ™‚ Guess I still got it. I finished in 46:27 (7:30 average pace). I guess I still got it ๐Ÿ˜‰


It felt great to run fast again, but I am sticking to my easy runs with friends! Oh, did I manage to let you all know that it rained the WHOLE time…lol..what is it with me and raining races ?!

After the race it was almost noon and I was FREEZING COLD and starved! As soon as I got home I took a long hot shower and then had the best brunch ever! I enjoyed some banana pancakes from yesterday, with eggs and fresh oranges. (all iPhone pics today, I left my camera at a friends house).


Not sure how I had so much energy, but I managed to get SO MUCH done today!!!

We hit the Fruit Stand (full list of what I got to come tomorrow)….


The hardware store…


Cleaned the house, prepped for the week, reorganized my closet, and made dinner. I think this might be the best pizza I have ever made!!

Whole Wheat Flax and Honey Pizza Dough

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, flax seed and salt. Make a well in the middle and add honey and yeast mixture. Stir well to combine. Cover and set in a warm place to rise for a few minutes.
  4. Roll dough on a floured pizza pan and poke a few holes in it with a fork.Drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until desired crispiness is achieved.

Then add fun toppings. I added grilled zucchini, yellow squash, cashews, roasted tomatoes, grilled white onions, garlic marinara sauce, and goat cheese.


Hubby went with fresh pepperoni and fresh mozzarella.


I enjoyed THREE full pieces!!!


and one lovely glass of Pinot thanks to Fresh and Easy.


Time to enjoy the Law and Order marathon with Hubby ๐Ÿ™‚



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