When I woke up at 4:45 this morning, it sure felt like I was waking up in the middle of the night! The time change is really messing with me. It gets easier, right? 😕
I woke up bright and early to run with Back on My Feet. The Father Bill’s Place team runs at 5:30 every morning on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so I decided to commit to the Wednesday run with the occasional Monday or Friday run mixed in.
Every run starts with a big group circle where we all put our arms around each other and recite the Serenity Prayer together. This morning, we also did some quick introductions because there were a couple of new volunteers and wished a resident (of Father Bill’s Place) a happy birthday. Then, it was time to head over to the YMCA to get our run/walk on at the indoor track.
Last week, a lot of the residents walked on the track, but, today, many of them were running. I think they’re gearing up for the St. Patrick’s Day 5K in South Boston this weekend! I wish I was able to cheer them on, but I’ll be just be finishing the Quincy Half when the race starts in Southie. Next time!
Last Night’s Dinner
Spinach Artichoke Dip + pizza?!? Um, yes, please!
Last night’s dinner combined both of these delicious entities into one: Spinach & Artichoke Pizza. It’s the best of both worlds, right?
This pizza tasted fabulous, but what I loved most was how easy it was to make. I’m all about the simple recipes!
Just combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Spread it on a prepared pizza crust. (I used a Mama Mary’s Whole Wheat Pizza Crust, which was really crispy, almost cracker-like.)
Shake on some grated Parmesan.
And bake in the oven for about 12 minutes. Viola! Spinach & Artichoke Pizza!
This pizza definitely worked as dinner, but I think it would make an even better party appetizer. Perhaps for March Madness?
When I got home from running with BOMF, I whipped up a quick breakfast of egg whites mixed with leftover Arborio rice, spinach, mushrooms, and feta and a piece of whole wheat toast with butter on the side.
And, of course, breakfast included a glass of iced coffee.
Feel Great Weight
This week’s Feel Great Weight post was inspired by my lunch with Monica and Chandra at the Rustic Kitchen after the Black Cat 10 Miler: The Key to Eating in Moderation: Know When Enough Is Enough.
Question of the Day
Are you a morning person or a night person? What time do you typically go to bed and wake up?
Well I thought I was a morning person, but I cannot imagine getting up before 5 am. Maybe I’m somewhere in the middle–my ideal schedule would be asleep by 12:30, awake by 9. I hate sleeping past 9, but I also HATE getting up before 6. And I’m doing it tomorrow for yoga…
That pizza looks amazing! I am a total morning person…I usually go to bed between 10 and 1030 and get up between 5 and 515. I can stay up late if I want to, but I find I’m more productive when I get up early than when I stay up late.
That pizza looks awesome. I will definitely try that recipe soon. I love the Mama Mary’s whole wheat pizza crusts.
I would like to be a morning person, but anything before 8am is just too early.
I just discovered your blog through KERF’s blog and i love it! I live in Quincy also and am wondering where/how far your running group goes.