Channeling the Mediterranean

February 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm 21 comments

So I’m super bummed… my Wear Red event today was cancelled because of crappy weather. 😦 It’s rescheduled for next Friday, so I guess I just have to be patient.

Actually, all of my weekend plans are getting cancelled (except work). I hope it clears up by Sunday so people can still come over for the Super Bowl!

I made a Mediterranean-inspired pizza wrap for lunch.

pizza wrap

Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese, turkey, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, dried basil, and pepper. Yum!

pizza wrap

And a banana and some almonds to round it out.

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One of my winter running essentials is my Nike headband/earwarmer. Can’t run in the cold without it! An added bonus is that it keeps my hair out of my face. I lost a lot of hair when I was in the height of dealing with my foot issues, and thankfully it’s started growing back in. However, it looks ridiculous- I have tiny short hairs sticking up all over the place, especially where my bangs would be. My headband has been keeping them from annoyingly hitting my face.

But what am supposed to do when it gets warmer? Be the idiot wearing earwarmers and dripping sweat?! Rebecca over at Bondi Band was kind enough to send me a sample to try out! (She said Bondi Bands were great for winter or summer, so if you’re like me and don’t like hair in your face you might want to check them out!) They’re made out of a wicking material that helps absorb sweat, which is cool.

Yesterday on my run I gave it a try.


It was really comfortable and didn’t slide around. I didn’t really realize I was wearing it. I’d say it’s a good intermediate between really cold and warmer weather.

However, when I pushed it back behind my ears (they way I would wear it in the summer), it kept sliding off the back of my head. I guess my head’s not big enough? And my husband told me I looked like Aunt Jemima.

Later I tried folding it in half to make a skinnier headband, which was more comfortable but you couldn’t see the super cuteness of it 🙂


So overall, I liked it for keeping my ears warm, but not sure about warm weather running yet! There’s TONS of cute designs over at Bondi Band’s website, so go check them out.  Here’s some coupon info if you’re interested:

Buy 3 get 1 free:  coupon code ONE

Buy 5 for $25:  coupon code FIVE

On a workout note, it’s icy and gross so running outside is a no go, yet again. AND the gym is CLOSED?!?!?!!!! GAH!!!! What am I supposed to do, run circles around my living room?!

What do you do to avoid cabin fever?! Maybe I should have saved that bath for today. hmph.


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No Overnighters Pizza Friday

21 Comments Add your own

  • 1. abbynormally  |  February 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks! Just today I was thinking that I wanted to by some bondi bands!!!! What a blessing to see this!

  • 2. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place  |  February 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for checking out my blog!! love the headband. I’ve been looking for a winter weather headband for a while. yours is so cute!

  • 3. marathonmaiden  |  February 5, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    ive always seen bondi bands at races and thought they looked pretty cool. love that it keep hair out of the face. clutch

  • 4. Mollie  |  February 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm


  • 5. onelittlejill  |  February 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Bondi bands are my favorite! I own at least 8 of them! Love em!

  • 6. Anna  |  February 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    So cute!!! I love it!

  • 7. Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)  |  February 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Your mediterranean inspired wrap looks so delicious! I love feta cheese. Perhaps I’ll have to create something similar this weekend 🙂

  • 8. Erin  |  February 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Those look cute and very functional! I always wear headbands with a ponytail but sometimes the plastic bands hurt my ears. 😦 The pizza looks good too — making me hungry!

  • 9. Kelly  |  February 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Oh so sorry about that nasty weather! Stay warm! I always run with a visor in the summer. That way it keeps the bangs out of my face and still lets the sweat and heat escape from the top of my head.

  • 10. Julie  |  February 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    That wrap looks so good!! Thanks for sharing all of your great recipes and meal ideas! Oh my God are you a beautiful young woman, your husband is a lucky man!!

  • 11. Danielle  |  February 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I love your headband! *Half Marathon Pride* 🙂

    Ugh the gym is closed here too and I think I’m going crazy…

  • 12. lindsayruns  |  February 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    what a pain that the gym is closed too! You are too cute in that headband, but I see your dilemma. I just use the goodie’s no slip headbands and their wider fabric stretchy headbands because my hair is too short for anything else…they stay on pretty well. Love the wrap! I “discovered” artichokes recently, they are soo good!

  • 13. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self  |  February 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I literally go crazy if I’m stuck inside without exercising for too long, so I use the living room boot camp routines from nhershoes: They help me use up my energy! Also: shovelling snow! 🙂

  • 14. foodbin  |  February 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Just found your website–it’s great!
    My hair is at an in-between stage so I think the bondi band would be just right. Until now all I needed was a visor because my hair was so short. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • 15. inmytummy  |  February 5, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    That wrap looks good. Is it still a wrap if you eat it open faced? The serious questions in life.

  • 16. EE  |  February 5, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I, too, just found your website. I am VERY sorry to read about all the foot issues you’ve had. You are such a trooper — hope to read more if that’s OK!

    Also, I definitely make wraps, then open them up and eat with a fork.

    • 17. Heather  |  February 6, 2010 at 9:08 am

      Thanks for visiting!! I would love if you read more 🙂

  • 18. Jenna  |  February 6, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Yummy pizza !

  • 19. Teri [a foodie stays fit]  |  February 6, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I love your bondi band. So cute! I think that would be so handy with my short hair instead of a million bobby pins.

    And that pizza looks soooo good!

  • 20. The Healthy Apple  |  February 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Yummmyyy; your lunch looks delicious…what a beautiful picture and a fabulous idea! My mouth is watering!

  • 21. Live, Love, Run, Pray  |  February 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    check this part of their site out…it wont budge…


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