Football and Food
Sunday Long Run: 5 miles (48:42)
This weekend was a shorter long run for week 3 of my training plan. Next weekend it will be back up with a 9 miler. After missing two mid-week runs and BodyPump this week because of being sick, I was just happy to have gotten my 4 mile run in on Thursday and this 5 mile run today. I did miss two 3 mile runs, but I think it was just more important to take the break. Hopefully this will be the only time I get sick during my training plan!
Last night, my parents took Colby and I out for dinner for an early birthday sushi meal. My new iPhone takes great pictures and I thought the sushi was so pretty :) It was SO good!
I’m not really a huge football fan. I mean, I’m watching the Super Bowl right now (reading blogs and watching commercials) but baseball is my favorite sport to watch. I usually pay attention to the half time show more than the game. Not that excited to see Madonna. I never really do much for the Super Bowl, and I was kinda surprised to see online that today is the second-largest day for food consumption, just after Thanksgiving. I just never really thought about it much, since I never go to a Super Bowl party or anything. To impress Colby… (I’m becoming soooo domestic…) I decided to make pizza and football chocolate treats.
And when I say make pizza…
I mean my first attempt at making pizza dough and everything!! I used the Barefoot Contessa recipe my Mom uses and it turned out great!
Colby and I made separate pizzas and had tons of leftovers. I used half real half fake mozzarella (Daiya) on mine, along with peppers, onions and mushrooms.
Crazy good and very proud of myself :)
After pizza, I attempted to make Peas and Thank You’s chocolate covered chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough footballs. The chocolate that coats the footballs calls for coconut oil, and I had a free sample packet from HLS that I used.
Yes, they were cute… but way too much work. They are almost too sweet for me because I wish I made them smaller. I also made my own icing, but it was kinda runny and hard to use. I was ready to lay down on the couch and was sick of working on these for what seemed like a long time, so I just went with the runny icing. I’m not a huge baker, I’d much rather cook any day. I usually get bored baking, and these were baked, then in and out of the fridge to set a few times. Cute, but I probably wouldn’t make them again.
Enjoy the game… hoping to get all my runs in this week even though I will be busy!