Goats & Dogs

February 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm 22 comments

I really couldn’t decide what to make for dinner tonight. I guess I used up my recipe-creating quota on last night’s meal. I finally figured it was just going to have to be a pizza night.

I started with a frozen pizza, but made up for it by adding my own fresh veggies to the mix. I sauteed a pile of chopped onion, red pepper, zucchini, and spinach, then finished it all off with some tangy goat cheese and dried basil.

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The pictures don’t do this pizza justice. I swear the best food ideas come from not having a clue where you’re going with something when you start!cutting pizza goat cheese pizza

I love goat cheese. The husband tried to make a joke and said “What, is it made out of goat’s milk or something?” Umm yea hubby, it is…….;)

Sadly I ended the meal with the last slice of babka. (Not sad that I ended the meal with babka….sad it’s the last piece :()

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So on my run today, a dog came running up behind me, jumped on me, then tried to run through my legs. Umm, hello? I kinda freaked out (I’m not a dog person) but I saw the owner dashing across the street, so it ended up ok. The run went ok- I could tell I was tight from Sunday’s long run, so I ended the run with a little yoga for runner’s & foam rolling.

Have you ever had any animal encounters on a run?!

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  • 1. kbwood  |  February 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    mmm your meal and BREAD look awesome!
    DOG encounters..it scares the crap out of me!

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  • 2. Madeline - Greens and Jeans  |  February 24, 2010 at 12:01 am

    When I was living in Maine I came across a Moose and I had one very scary encounter with a rattlesnake while I’ve been here in Phoenix!

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  • 3. pen  |  February 24, 2010 at 6:46 am

    oh my gosh that babka looks oosoooo delish!

    And I can totally see my dog being that dog…he’s a little hellion…and tries to escape and then you see me flailing down the road trying to catch him…bad dog.

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  • 4. Anna  |  February 24, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Oh my GOSH that babka looks so good!

    Once, during a run on a trail, a GIANT snake slithered right across the trail. I had the heeby jeebies for about a month afterwards 🙂

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  • 5. lessonstolearn  |  February 24, 2010 at 7:57 am

    That’s how my pizzas look…loaded with veggies! Looks delicious!

    I haven’t had any bad animal encounters on a run, but I have been almost run over by a couple of bikes…

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  • 6. lindsayruns  |  February 24, 2010 at 8:13 am

    was the dog happy or trying to attack you? My running partner and I almost ran INTO a deer once!

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  • 7. Matt  |  February 24, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I love goat cheese too!

    I have a had a dog follow me for like 3 miles before lol. It kind of creeped me out!

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  • 8. Jessica  |  February 24, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I AM a dog person, just not while running 🙂

    I think knowing in great detail what happens to both 1. the person who gets nipped/bitten, and 2. the blameless dog who simply wasn’t safely controlled, makes me absolutely furious with guardians who let their pets approach runners off-leash, friendly or not.

    Ooops, there I am on my soapbox again…

    I’ve never made babka before, but that is something I have to try ASAP!

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  • 9. brandi  |  February 24, 2010 at 9:16 am

    i love adding more veggies to frozen pizzas 🙂 makes them feel more homemade!

    I got bit by a dog last summer while running. he didn’t break the skin, but I had a bruise on my thigh for WEEKS!

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  • 10. Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)  |  February 24, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I totally agree…the meals where no direction is known always turn out the best. And I never thought of adding sauteed zucchini to pizza, but that just sounds so perfect. And goat cheese? My favorite. 😀

    I’ve had a couple of “dog encounters.” Most are usually big goofy dogs that simply want to play. However, I’ve had some not-so-great experiences with little dogs. Usually I’ll stop running, stomp my foot and tell them to go home. It usually works (*crossing fingers*.) 😀

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  • 11. Erin Eats and Exercises  |  February 24, 2010 at 9:44 am

    In January I was vacationing in Mexico and decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather a go for a run. There was nice and safe walking/bike path right outside of our hotel so I took advantage of that. I was running along and this guy running towards me was smiling at me and waving. I was thinking to myself “wow, everyone in Mexico is super night.” And you know how there is a “jeep wave,” I figured it was the same thing but for runners. Little did I know he was trying to prevent me tripping over the GIANT Iguana that was lying directly in my path. Once I noticed what he was talking about I screeched (not even a scream) and basically darted into the middle of the road. Thank god for no traffic! I love animals, but reptiles and amphibians…not so m much..

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  • 12. marathonmaiden  |  February 24, 2010 at 9:50 am

    i once had a “run in” with a fox. luckily it ran the other way but i was sooooo scared! haha

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  • 13. Sophie  |  February 24, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I love “raid the fridge” dinners! You’re looks great, and super healthy! I LOVE goat cheese too!! Its so rich and creamy 🙂 I’ve never had an animal run in, but running in a city I’ve had a bunch of near-awful people crashes!

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  • 14. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place  |  February 24, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I can’t get over that chocoholic bread that you made! yum!

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  • 15. runningwithsass  |  February 24, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I am almost out of a jar of peanut butter and I am so excited about doing this lol!

    animals on a run, yes, dogs and cats following me. I have run next to a swamp and had great fear an alligator was going to eat me..but I never saw one.

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  • 16. Kelly  |  February 24, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Oh my gosh…yes…once i ran across a skunk! It as scary because he got scared and posed ready to spray. I totally froze in place and stood there for like 3 minutes praying he would relax and go away. He did…but I am sure I looked ridiculous on the side of the road standing stock still while I had a skunk take pointed at me!

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  • 17. Christine (The Raw Project)  |  February 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

    The pizza looks awesome. I mainly encounter un-leashed dogs … which I HATE, rabbits and wild turkeys in this area.

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  • 18. shelly  |  February 24, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Loads of animal encounters!

    Yum yum yummy! Your pizza looks soooo good!

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  • 19. Lacey  |  February 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    i am a super dog person but i’ve had a couple of bad encounters so it just goes to show there are some bad-behavior dogs out there. i have been lunged at twice andn one time it was a german shephard and he left a wet mark on my shorts, i was super shaken like would he have bitten me if i’d given him enough of a chance? his owner yanked him away and i was still moving at least. but whewwww.

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  • 20. Karissa @ CardioFoodie  |  February 24, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I always add veggies and extras to my frozen pizza too! Yours looks delicious!

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  • 21. Britt @ Runnerbelle  |  February 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Eeks! The dog jumped on you? I love dogs, but I don’t love dogs that are loose. I had two dogs come after me once, fortunately their owner finally got a clue and called them.

    I prefer to have animal encounters like seeing deer, rabbits, birds, etc.

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  • 22. inmytummy  |  February 24, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Babka always reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.

    I like dogs but not when they’re chasing me!

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