Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gasparilla Traditions

by Meghann on February 27, 2010

When Derek asked what I wanted as my pre-marathon meal I immediately responded with “homemade pizza!”

Pizza is easily my favorite pre-marathon meal and I figured the night before a big race is not the time to be messing with a good thing. Plus we had so much fun preparing homemade pizzas during Gasparilla weekend last year, it seemed only fitting we continued the tradition.

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Melissa started with the veggies.

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While Derek got to work rolling out the pre-made whole wheat pizza dough

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We ended up with three personal sized pizza crusts

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Hers and His pizza sauce

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Toppings time!

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Mine is on the left and Melissa’s is on the right.

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My pizza was loaded with

  • Sauce
  • Mushrooms
  • Red Onions
  • Zucchini
  • Tempeh
  • Tomato
  • Feta Cheese

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HOT out of the oven!

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Complete with a Honest Tea

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The perfect pre-marathon meal. ๐Ÿ™‚

Continuing with Gasparilla Traditions I had 1/2 of one of Amanda’s Blondies.

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Ironically she had sent me a batch right before Gasparilla last year as well. Love that girl!! ๐Ÿ™‚

My belly is full.

All of my gear is laid out.

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The alarm is set.

And I am about 5 minutes away from crashing for the night.

I’d say I’m ready to run a marathon tomorrow!

Some of you have been asking about the friend I had originally registered to pace with for the marathon. Well, that friend ended up having to drop out due to a lingering injury. ๐Ÿ™ BUT, after speaking with Ashley today I’ve decided I am going to pace her instead!

Ashley has had a rough couple of days and it sounded like she could really use a buddy for tomorrow’s race. Her goal is to cross the finish line under 4:45 and I really think I can help her meet that goal. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you would like to track our progress tomorrow you can click here and search for Meghann Anderson.

Wish us luck tomorrow! The forecast right now calls for clear skies and a high of 64. Sounds like awesome marathon weather to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good NIght!

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