I didn’t have anything topical to write today, so instead here are some musings as to what’s been happening as of late…
1) My blog was voted among the “Top 100 Running Blogs for 2011” by the editors at HealthCareColleges.net. I can toot my own horn a bit here, can’t I? They even created a widget for selected bloggers to use, which I added it to the left sidebar. Congrats to the other bloggers selected as well! (That means you: LB, Amanda, Baby Weight, Rae, Felice and SUAR… and many more!)
2) Remember last week when I posted about the best pizza of your life? Well, the BLT pizza at 800 Degrees is good that I decided to recreate it at home. For the first time ever I used yeast. I selected to make a whole wheat pizza dough I originally saw on Girl Evolving. Thanks for the link to the recipe Kim! The pizza turned out amazing!
• Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (With Ground Flax Added In)
• Garlic Aioli Sauce (Homemade)
• Mozzarella Cheese
• Sliced Tomatoes
• Applewood Bacon
• Lettuce (Romain and Arugula)
I’ll definitely be making this one again! And the best part was knowing what ingredients I was putting into it. Up until now I had been using a Jiffy mix pizza crust. Never again!
3) In running-related news, on Saturday I ran the Dr. Phil O’Shaughnessy 10K for the second year in a row and this time I PRed! My knee held up alright too. This was, however, a challenging race for me both physically and mentally. I’ll give the whole rundown soon in a race recap.
4) This weekend I also had to clean up my yoga mat by hand again. My yoga mat is becoming less and less sticky.
Saturday I attended an all-levels class at Pranayoga here in Fort Wayne. While I enjoyed the class, my biggest struggle was my feet slipping on my mat. Usually after class I will use the spray provided at the studio, but it seems to not be enough lately. So I whipped up a homemade batch in a spray bottle using peroxide, vinegar and lemon juice. The cleaner was a modification from what I used two months ago during some spring yoga mat cleaning. I hope this keeps the mat sticky longer.
How do you clean your yoga mat?