Tag Archives: pizza

Pizza fueled run

After an afternoon of strawberry picking and shopping, we decided that stopping by our favorite Traverse City pizza place was a must. So we headed downtown to Pangea’s Pizza Pub!

They have a lot of pizzas with a whole slew of unique combinations and toppings. Last time we were there we tried the Caribbean Jerk pizza that had red onion, green peppers, red peppers, chicken, pineapple and jerk seasoning.

This time we couldn’t decide, so we ended up getting 2 smalls and enjoying the leftovers for lunch today. We got a China Cherry Chicken Pizza
that had chicken, pineapple, green peppers, carrot, mozzarella cheese and sweet & sour sauce and a Mexican Pizza that had chorizo, green onion, avocado, cilantro, red peppers and corn. Both were really good, but I think I liked the China Cherry Chicken a smidge better.

Also cool about Pangea’s is that they serve Northwoods Soda and Great Lakes Potato Chips, both local companies!

So after a busy Saturday, which concluded with a walk around Grand Traverse Commons, I came home, drank a lot of water and went to sleep.

I’m hoping to run a fall half-marathon and am aware that I should begin some sort of training (official or not) should I decide upon a race. So I woke up this morning with thoughts of a wretched 2 miler on Friday fresh in my mind.

I made a PB&J, drank some water and mapped a 7 mile route and set a goal of 1:15 to finish it in. Maybe it was the pizza, my low expectations or the perfect weather but I cranked out 7.02 miles in 1:10:03!! I took a couple very brief walk breaks and a bathroom break (paused my time). It was a wonderful run that I enjoyed! I really pushed the last 1/2 mile or so when I calculated I could finish in about 1:10 and sprinted the last block. I even walk around the block to cool down, stretched, drank chocolate milk and rolled my legs!