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Three Things Thursday

1. I was tagged to participate in a pretty fun post, but will have to work on that this weekend. HAHA, way to keep you hanging, right?

I did however get THIS cool notification after just over a year of having my blog on WP.  🙂 A HUGE thank you to those who have taken the time to like, comment, and engage with my quirky little place in the world.  Mad love to you all!

YAY!
YAY!

2. After working 6 days in a row I realllllllllllllllllly wanted to come home and put my jammies on and…NOT. MOVE. But after work I picked up my youngest and ran a couple errands.  I knew once arriving home I would HAVE to change in to my running clothes and hop on the mill.  I texted my friend Maria, as we had another virtual running date, and got ready.  She was running a little late, so I started on my own.  Just after hitting the one mile mark (2 miles on deck) I really wanted to give up.  My legs were sore after my run Tuesday and I found myself questioning if I’d be ready for marathon training in just ONE month after nearly a month without a single run.  My legs were SORE from a 2 mile run…really?  But then I got this text…and I knew I could do this.  No quitting.  (Thanks, Maria…truly!)

YAY for friends!
YAY for friends!

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3. I admittedly haven’t cooked at all since I’ve been on single Mom duty this week.  The kids are happy with left over, sammiches, and breakfast for dinner so it’s been pretty easy.  Tonight after my run I decided to make an easy homemade pizza with a little help from the store.  My friend Kristina from @Life laugh love run asked for the recipe, so I thought I’d share with you all!

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil-set aside while you get your ingredients ready!

1 package of corn tortilla/gluten free tortilla/wrappers

1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce.  I am lucky to have an amazing Italian market just 1/2 mile away that makes their own homemade sauce that is totally organic/preservative free!

Your favorite toppings!  Here are some of mine:

1 pepper, diced

Several mushrooms, sliced

Garlic-minced

1 package of lean/low fat/low sodium pepperoni.  I get mine again, from my amazing grocery store so I know it’s “good” for my family.

Oregano/basil

Mozzarella cheese (I only use a little as dairy and I aren’t friends)

Line the cookie sheet with the tortillas, making sure NOT to overlap.  Take 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce, and spread evenly over the tortilla.  Add your veggies next, then the pepperoni.  Sprinkle lightly with the cheese, and season with basil and oregano.  Bake at 425 degrees for about 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

easy, quick, and healthy!  Can't go wrong!
easy, quick, and healthy! Can’t go wrong!

Enjoy!

Have you struggled with winter running or injury?  How do you get past the struggle?  What is your favorite healthy go-to meal?

Keep Movin’ forward, y’all!

❤ Michelle

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21 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday

  1. Wow, what a pizza!!! Fancy!! Looks so delicious! I LOVE peppers and mushrooms! My fave veggie combo! Also, great job on your run! Winter running is not easy! I’m excited to hear about your marathon training!! YOU CAN DO IT!! BELIEVE IT! 🙂 Happy Friday! XOXO

  2. I don’t like Winter running but I have found that Yak Trax for runners and the hand warmers from Yak Trax really helps. No more slipping on ice and the hand warmers in my gloves help a lot. I also put my running clothes in the dryer before heading out! 😜

    Love the pizza recipe- I am going to give it a try! 😃

    Have an awesome weekend! xoxo

  3. Yum! That looks great. I feel like I should feel guilty for running 3-6 miles a few times a week instead of much more, then I remind myself I took an “off-season” and am not officially training for anything right now. That will all change in a couple of weeks.

  4. I’m so struggling with winter running and then got an injury on top of that! I just got some new shoes and now all I need to do is find the motivation to get moving. I love that you are having virtual run dates!! So fun!

  5. Woohoo to the running! You WILL be able to do it, I know it!
    Pizza tortillas are awesome! I love making them because they’re so easy. Mine probably aren’t as healthy as yours though since the cheese is my FAVORITE part!

  6. It’s so hard to come back after time off. But it’s so worth it. I’m glad you’ve got a friend who can help you through this time and get you, literally, back on track.

  7. I don’t run, but I am happy to tell you about my favorite healthy go-to (and quick to prepare) meal. I call it “potato cantina” after a similar dish I enjoyed at a Mexican restaurant in Reno several years ago. I have since learned how to make it vegan. Recipe: Scrub and poke holes in several baking potatoes; microwave on high for 8 to 11 minutes (depending on your wattage). While they’re baking, open and drain 2 cans of spinach, 2 cans of carrots and one can of sweet corn. Dump them all in a bowl and season liberally with garlic powder. Mince an onion and throw it in the bowl. Slit open one package of extra-firm tofu (I think it’s a pound?), drain and dice. Quarter the baked potatoes and arrange them on a platter; season with black pepper and garlic powder. Arrange the veggies and tofu on top and stick back in the micro for 2 to 3 minutes on high. Add Tabasco to taste. Healthy and delicious! I make this at least once a week and take the leftovers to work for lunch.

      1. I imagine so, although it would take a lot longer to prepare. Any kind of veggies would work, but if you use fresh nroccoli and cauliflowet, do consider adding some soy cheese (marketed as “mozzarella shreds”). These will not hurt your dairy-sensitive tummy. They have excellent flavor but do not melt well. If they cook for more than a few minutes, they simply liquefy. Other “vegetarian” cheese substitutes advertise that they “melt and stretch like cheese,” but that is because they contain casein, which is a product derived from lactose. Thus, they are not vegan and I will not use them. You shouldn’t either if you have trouble digesting dairy. Just a note of caution. Always read your labels carefully.

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