A Peek In Our Week

This is the part of the week where we recap what we've done/accomplished and the new things we've tried. Sometimes it's eventful and sometimes not so much.

Here's  a peek of how the week went down for us.

I got all my Goofy Training miles in this week. Monday I did a good 5 miles. Wednesday I did 4 miles and when I was finishing up my run in a local park there was a guy mowing the grass and a blade of grass hit me in the eye. I didn't have my sunglasses on because it was a bit overcast. I guess that will teach me. Friday I did 8 miles ( my longest run since my injury and the Princess half). The run went fine, but my hip was very sore afterwards ( was sore all weekend actually). I may be doing a slow and short run tomorrow. -M

My Runs this week consisted of 4 miles on Sunday, 8 miles on Monday, 4 miles on Tuesday, 3 miles on Wednesday, 4 miles on Thursday, 8 miles with my sister on Friday, and 6 miles on Saturday. -L

After all the running we played a few friendly games of croquet.  A problem occurred when Miss Belle decided that she wanted to chase all the croquet balls and run off with them in her mouth.

                                She ended up going in the house while we played.  - M &L

New Things:

My Stride Box for August arrived with lots of new goodies.

This month's box includes: Hammer Recovery-Vanilla, Power Bar Wafers ( which my sister had before and she said she liked them), 2nd Surge Ultra Energy Gel-Pina Colada,  MRM hydration Factor-Natural Citrus, Sportlegs lactate Supplement, PowerIce Frozen hydration- Pomegranate Raspberry Rip, and Reflective Lock Laces.
I'm excited to try my Lock laces since my laces in my new shoes are too long. Does anyone know if the lock laces are interchangeable or once they are in your shoes they are locked? -L

I tried a new recipe this week. I found it in one of my old magazines and thought I'd give it a try.

Pre heat oven to 425
Prepare Pizza dough ( or use pre-made kind)
Bake dough for about 8 minutes.

You will need :
Olive Oil
2 links of Chicken apple sausage


   ( I used this Apple chicken sausage from Johnsonville)

1 medium sweet onion
I can of Apple pie filling
1/2 cup shredded cheese ( I used mozzarella)

3/4 of baby arugula

Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in skillet. Slice sausage and cook in skillet till brown ( about 3 minutes). Set aside. Slice and cook onions till caramelized ( about 8-10 minutes).

Spread apple filling, sausage, onions, and cheese on pizza crust. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Top with arugula and serve!

We had this for dinner on Friday and then it actually made for a nice breakfast/brunch on Saturday. I can see making this again once fall hits!   -M

What did you do this weekend? Did you try anything new? Do you have lock laces?


  1. The Stride Box is full of lots of great goodies! We just bought a grill and I tried a new chicken kebob recipe. Yum!

  2. That pizza looks great! Definitely saving the recipe.

  3. I tasted great too. I hope you make it and like it!

  4. What exactly is a stride box and how do you get one? :)

    1. Stride box is a subscription box for runners that gets delivered to your home once a month. I just sent you more info on it!

  5. We saw those sausages at wal mart today! We got a different kind.... cheese/jalapeno :)

    1. I think the jalapeno might be too hot for me. Let me know how you like them!

  6. I love making homemade pizza and this one with the chicken sausage looks very good! So what is the Stridebox? Is it like the runner box- someone had a post about that one earlier in the week.

  7. Croquet balls are just like tennis balls, right?

  8. Awesome week of runs for the both of you! And I love the first photo! The pics of your dog playing with the croquet ball is so cute!!!

  9. Awww Belle looks so cute playing croquet!! Great job this week ladies!


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