Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Bread and Pizza.

My training plan called for a rest day yesterday. Usually, rest days kill me mentally. One this particular day, my quads and calfs were spent and it was welcomed. Kaitlyn and I didn't have too much to do that afternoon though, so we made it an active one. We walked to a nearby school, walked some laps around the track and fields and headed home, equaling about 40 minutes.

Some were more active than others......


I think she did more cartwheels than actually walking.


A well deserved break with a bright red face!

I stretched out quite a bit when we got home. Good move.

Today's workout was awesome and kicked my rear!

First, I geared up and headed outside for my 4 mile run  It was around 75 degrees but I was chilly and wore a long sleeve over my short sleeve. About a mile into the run I was regretting it but too in the zone to stop and take it off.... Seeing as though I was running in DC, and all things in DC confuse me, I ended up doing 4.5 hot sweaty miles at an average pace of 8:15. Job well done in my book.

**Can I just say how excited I am about running these days. My old "comfortable" pace about a year ago was 9:00-9:30 a mile! Huge improvements!**

Returning from my run, I went to the Chiseled Physique class to get my second day of weight lifting in. While we didn't do as much leg work as I like (read SQUATS baby!) we killed the shoulders and biceps. 45 minutes of that and I was spent and felt quite accomplished!

Needless to say I devoured my salad for lunch.

Upon getting home (6:00, later than usual!!) we decided it was time to test out the Wheat Free, Gluten Free Pizza Dough Mix I grabbed at Trader Joes.

Another good move.


It was really easy to make and got nice and toasty! Piled with veggies of course:-)
A couple pieces of that and a couple beers and I convinced myself it was Friday night.....sadly, it's not yet.

While I'm talking about wheat-free, gluten free products. I grabbed these french rolls last week and had one last night. These suckers aren't bad at all! They tasted just like a biscuit!


I will definitely be heading to Trader Joe's again in the near future!






7 comments:

  1. Awesome improvements in your pace! I'm so hoping to see those kind of improvements. Right now I've gotten comfy at about 10:30ish, I'd love to be comfortable at 9:30. I'm working on it!

    Looks like a fun outing and some yummy pizza.

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    1. Thanks! You can do it! Have you tried speed work? That is supposed to help a ton!

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  3. Great job on the run! Yay for improvements. :)

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  4. unfortunately the gluten in the beer cancels out the lack of in the pizza.

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    1. Very true but I am actually trying to be "wheat-free", not gluten free. They just usually go hand-in-hand. I am mildly allergic to wheat, soy and corn and the doctor's thought that it might help my hair condition to cut it out.

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