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Good evening! I literally had beer and pizza for brunch AND dinner!  YAY!


Hus and I started the afternoon off by doing the Shred together.  The Husband also thinks Level 2 is much, much harder than Level 1.  Jillian Michaels is insane.  And later, we watched a documentary called The Spirit of the Marathon.

I thought it was a very interesting movie to watch from a runner’s perspective. It was like reliving every one of my races because it follows the journey of 6 marathoners as they train for the Chicago Marathon.  However, I think that a non-runner would find it torturously slow


While watching the movie, I snacked on Oikos yogurt and granola.


Plus a few apricots.


For dinner, the Husband, the brother-in-law, and I met up with our friends Lisette and Danny, and Lisette’s cousin and her boyfriend.


We went to a great pizza chain called BJ’s.  This restaurant is all over California and Florida…. and the pizza is so deep and delish!


I had two slices of pepperoni, tomato, and green pepper.


Plus, the Husband and I split a beer sampler.


Lisette ordered her own sampler, but I helped her drink the last one. 🙂


We had talked about going to the clubs after dinner, but we are all 100 years old and would rather sleep.  🙂




Pizza Crust: Chicago deep dish or thin??



  • talesofexpansion March 14, 2009, 8:08 pm

    enjoy your sleep 🙂

  • Run Saraaah March 14, 2009, 8:20 pm

    I love thin crust pizza! Have a good night.

  • Claire March 14, 2009, 8:21 pm

    thin please!!!

  • HangryPants March 14, 2009, 8:54 pm

    Hello Fellow Dried Apricot Lover: Do you live near Target? If so, go and get some of the Archer Farms Dried Apricots because they are 15% off and v. cheap and delicioso!

    I like all kinds of pizza, but I think if I had to pick one, I’d say thin and crispy.

    I really want to see that movie. I bet it’s super motivating.

  • Tracy March 14, 2009, 11:33 pm

    We have BJ’s here in AZ too, and it used to be my favorite… I LOVE NY style thin crust!

  • jesslikesithot March 14, 2009, 11:55 pm

    deep dish!!!!!

    if we are trying to be healthier than thin…..but if you want to taste HEAVEN i would say deep dish!! glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  • therunningaddict March 15, 2009, 12:39 am

    I agree – Level 2 is SO hard! She is a killer!
    I actually had to pause 2 or 3 times to catch my breath

  • Haleigh March 15, 2009, 2:36 am

    I love thin crust pizza! Looks like you had a fantastic evening!

  • Abby March 15, 2009, 3:46 am

    Thin crust!

    And great movie 🙂

  • simplyfabulousnow March 15, 2009, 4:02 am

    Looks like a lot of fun!! Yummy pizza night!!!


  • VeggieGirl March 15, 2009, 4:35 am

    Lovely dinner out!!

    I loooove thin crust 🙂

  • Yasmin March 15, 2009, 5:05 am

    Thin crust all the way!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 15, 2009, 5:07 am

    DEEP DISH! MMmmm I can taste it now!

  • Jayne March 15, 2009, 5:37 am

    I’ve been wanting to see Spirit of the Marathon… Did you rent the dvd, or is it on On Demand?? Can’t find it…

  • Julie March 15, 2009, 5:42 am


  • Mica March 15, 2009, 5:43 am

    Mmm…in-between crust?

  • Susan March 15, 2009, 5:44 am

    Love the look of that beer sampler!!

    Thin crust all the way, loaded with toppings!!

  • Suzanne March 15, 2009, 6:01 am

    As a rule, thin and crispy. BUT, if it is giordanos (a traditional chicago institution but randomly with a few FL loctions, I beseech you to go immediately!!! Seriously, you can mail me your recepit if you don’t like it and I will refund your moolah), then DEEP DISH. So good. So cheesy you could choke. the spinach cheese one is also delicious. oh wow oh wow, i hadn’t thought about that pizza in forever! thanks alot 😉

  • livelovelaugheatlearn March 15, 2009, 6:06 am

    Oh I adore pizza! I had pizza friday night and for some reason let my fellow diner take home the leftovers. Clearly I was not thinking because what is tastier than leftover pizza?

  • Katie March 15, 2009, 6:16 am

    I have a question on the shred DVD. It sounds fabulous but I’m a ballet dancer and am not supposed to do squats and lunges because I build my quads too easily at the expense of inner/outer thighs that I need for proper alignment, SO, my question is how are the workouts set up? ie is there an upperbody only segment or is it all mixed together? Thanks! Also, this is my first time to read such a blog. So cool! I can’t wait for the next installmentl; you are beautiful inside and out.

  • ksgoodeats March 15, 2009, 6:23 am

    That crust looks NICE and THICK! Yum 🙂

    Hey – I’m still 21 and I’d rather sleep! No shame!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 15, 2009, 7:23 am

    hangrypants- ohmygod! thanks for the recommendation. i love being frugal.

    jayne – we got it thru netflix.

    katie- thank you so much for reading! well, there are LOADS of squats and lunges in the 30 day shred, so i don’t think it would work for you. i also cannot do lunges and squats TOO much because of my knees, but i can get away with doing modified squats and light lunges. but yea, it’s pretty much 20 straight minutes of squats and lunges! thanks again for your nice comment.

  • Matt March 15, 2009, 7:33 am

    Deep dish all the way!

    I was born in Chi Town and we used to live on that stuff.

  • lilveggiepatch March 15, 2009, 7:42 am

    Thin! I’m from New York… we are hardcore deep dish haters!

  • dailydulcie March 15, 2009, 7:56 am

    I LOVE thin crust pizza; however, the pizza you got looks REALLY good. I just love pizza so I would enjoy it whether it was deep or thin!

  • Emily March 15, 2009, 8:00 am

    pizza looks so fantastic!
    I love Chicago deep dish (went to college near there, but I really just prefer homemade pizza to anything!

  • Kelly March 15, 2009, 8:34 am

    I am bi-pizza. I can go either deep dish or thin. 🙂

    Looks like fun weekend.

  • Hi! I'm Erin March 15, 2009, 10:10 am

    I grew up 2.5 hours south of Chicago and now live just outside Chicago and work downtown. However, I prefer thin crust over deep dish almost any day. I feel like a bad Chicagoan.

  • runjen March 15, 2009, 10:28 am

    Deep dish!

  • Elina March 15, 2009, 7:28 pm

    I’m a HUGE pizza fan so I love both crusts 🙂 I guess if calories were not an issue at all, I’d go for the Chicago deep dish style. All that butter they put in the crust won me over 😉

  • Rachel March 15, 2009, 8:22 pm

    Deep Dish Baby!!

  • eatingRD March 16, 2009, 8:13 am

    Oh my goodness, BJ’s is soo good! I usually enjoy the thin crust, but every once in awhile there is nothing like a big deep dish pizza! All that oil is how they get the crust so delicious. A new BJ’s just opened up near us, so now I’m really craving it!

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