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Pool Nights and Pizza Pies

Hi e’rybody!!!

Last night I tried a couple new pizza recipes.  The first was a heirloom tomato pizza, find the recipe here.  I used trader joe’s white crust, but I think it would also be delicious with the garlic herb crust; OR you could be a better Italian than me, and make a homemade crust!

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It turned out sooo tasty, and everyone raved about it.  I will definitely make it again.  The second pizza was from Martha Stewart, find the recipe here.  Ironically my dad and I were just talking about her, it’s wild to me that she committed a very serious crime, served time, and continues to have a fairly successful business.  Anyyyyways, I probably shouldn’t talk smack when I used her recipe and loved it.  As many of you know I’m pescatarian so I just swapped the sausage for the faux Italian sausage from Trader Joe’s, and again I used the pizza dough from TJs (this time whole wheat).

DSC_0003 DSC_0004Now this one didn’t go over well with the kids as much as the adults, but then again there was broccoli on it…  “Congratulations San Francisco, you’ve ruined pizza!”  The adults enjoyed it though, I’ll take what I can get.

Then it was pool time.

These two wanted Josh to jump in, then he did a canon ball and splashed them both.  Wish I would have got a better shot of the aftermath, but look at them just asking for it…

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Dave was the wave.
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BALL SHARK!!!!

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Isn’t she adorable!?!

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Sometimes I have to pinch myself and remember that yes, I do in fact live here.  It’s been pretty amazing thus far. Come swim with us!!!!


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Be well.

Indoor Triathlon Recap

I recently participated in an indoor triathlon and I wanted to tell you all about it!  But, I’ll get to that…

I think I told you all how I bought the yumboxes?  That was a very impulsive desicion and I we have been having quite a bit of fun with them.  Well, I, have been having a lot of fun making lunches 🙂  I think Dave’s been enjoying eating them.

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I was searching the internet for my next fun athletic adventure and I came across the Indoor Triathlon and I thought, “well doesn’t that sound nice!”  And it very much was 🙂

I’d never heard of anything quite like this.  The nature of the event made it really nonthreatening, and even though I’m a competitive person at heart (and on the surface), I really had a lot of fun!  I met some friendly people, pushed my body hard, and got my photo taken the entire time (thanks Dave).  The day started with a leisurely swim.

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The way the indoor triathlon works is you are allotted a certain amount of time for each leg of the event.  For the swimming event we were given 10 minutes to go as far as we could.  I definitely wasn’t swimming to set any world records or anything, but my days of swim team came back to me and I had SO much fun!  It really made me crave a banana ( I guess I ate a lot of those during my swim meets).  I didn’t feel to bad about my distance either 😛

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Dave was my pit crew, and he did an excellent job.  We had ten minutes to get to the bike area (they set your personal bike up on a trainer and had a pedometer to count the distance).  I just got a new bike last week, and I love it very much! The only problem was that I went for a bike ride the day before with Dave and I was a little bit sore (whoops, rookie mistake).  I didn’t go as far as I’d like, but I didn’t feel bad about it until I realized the two ladies on either side of me were super good!  I would say that they were super athletes and it was inspiring more than anything, it just put me in my place athletically (something to aim for next time).  It was fun chatting with both of them, they were very fun ladies.

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Like I was saying, I didn’t take the bike leg too seriously.  When I do another one I definitely won’t go on a bike ride the day before.  I did have a lot of fun, chatting with people.

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I also chatted with Dave (he was in the spectator section), I taught him a little sign language during the ride, and he’s definitely got the alphabet down!  We biked for 30 minutes, and that felt pretty good, I’m pretty sure I could push harder.  I’ve decided to take some spin classes so I can get better (yay)!!

Five minutes for transition and then next up was the run, this is the part I’m proud of the most (surprise surprise).  We had 15 minutes, and I was so very happy with my pace.  I pushed it hard, which felt good because I haven’t done any speed work in a very long time.

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All in all the triathlon was a really fun event.  I’m glad I impulsively decided to do it, and I’m really stoked with how it went.  Big thanks to the awesome pit crew and photographer.

There’s always a celebratory donut to follow any event.

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Life is good.

Be well.

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