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Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

Posted Mar 16 2011 7:55am

When I woke up at 4:45 this morning, it sure felt like I was waking up in the middle of the night! The time change is really messing with me. It gets easier, right? :-?

I woke up bright and early to run with Back on My Feet . The Father Bill’s Place team runs at 5:30 every morning on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so I decided to commit to the Wednesday run with the occasional Monday or Friday run mixed in.

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Every run starts with a big group circle where we all put our arms around each other and recite the Serenity Prayer together. This morning, we also did some quick introductions because there were a couple of new volunteers and wished a resident (of Father Bill’s Place) a happy birthday. Then, it was time to head over to the YMCA to get our run/walk on at the indoor track.

Last week, a lot of the residents walked on the track, but, today, many of them were running. I think they’re gearing up for the St. Patrick’s Day 5K in South Boston this weekend! I wish I was able to cheer them on, but I’ll be just be finishing the Quincy Half when the race starts in Southie. Next time!

Last Night’s Dinner

Spinach Artichoke Dip + pizza?!? Um, yes, please! :mrgreen:

Last night’s dinner combined both of these delicious entities into one: Spinach & Artichoke Pizza . It’s the best of both worlds, right?

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This pizza tasted fabulous, but what I loved most was how easy it was to make. I’m all about the simple recipes!

Just combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

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Spread it on a prepared pizza crust. (I used a Mama Mary’s Whole Wheat Pizza Crust, which was really crispy, almost cracker-like.)

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Shake on some grated Parmesan.

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And bake in the oven for about 12 minutes. Viola! Spinach & Artichoke Pizza!

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This pizza definitely worked as dinner, but I think it would make an even better party appetizer. Perhaps for March Madness?


When I got home from running with BOMF, I whipped up a quick breakfast of egg whites mixed with leftover Arborio rice, spinach, mushrooms, and feta and a piece of whole wheat toast with butter on the side.

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And, of course, breakfast included a glass of iced coffee .

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Feel Great Weight

This week’s Feel Great Weight post was inspired by my lunch with Monica and Chandra at the Rustic Kitchen after the Black Cat 10 Miler : The Key to Eating in Moderation: Know When Enough Is Enough .

Question of the Day

Are you a morning person or a night person? What time do you typically go to bed and wake up?

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