First things first â€“ IT DOES EXIST.
Gluten- and dairy-free pizza, that is. Yes, I realize that gluten- and dairy-free pizza is pretty much the antithesis of â€˜realâ€™ pizza, but every time the Husband and I go grocery shopping, we stare forlornly at the frozen pizza case and wish there was a gluten- and dairy-free option. I avoid gluten; he minimizes the amount of dairy he eats.
We didnâ€™t think a pizza that could happily feed us both exists â€“ but it does! It was mighty tasty, tooâ€¦ as far as gluten- and dairy-free pizzas go. And it wasnâ€™t that pricey for a specialty frozen pizza; I think it retailed for $7 at Earthfare.
After quickly inhaling our pizza, we ran off to Bradley Method classes. I really enjoy class; I just wish it didnâ€™t run from 7 â€“ 9 PM. Too late for a Monday. Iâ€™m practically dozing by the time weâ€™re dismissed. Class was interesting; we learned about breastfeeding. A graduate from the previous class also came in with her husband and baby to tell her birth story â€“ despite being a first-time mom, her labor only lasted 5.5 hours (highly unusualâ€¦ Iâ€™m jealous).
Came home, snacked some more, and crashed hard. This breakfast was the only thing that got me out of bedâ€¦. Well, and work.
Just stovetop oats:
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
Toppings: Cashews, strawberries, brown sugar
The 5K Everyone Should Do
I would love to encourage EVERYONE reading this to head over to Girls on the Run and check to see if thereâ€™s a local council near you. If so, their end-of-season 5K is coming up, and it would be pretty amazing if youâ€™d sign up for the race to support the organization.
GOTR is a character-development program for elementary school girls that teaches important personal and life skills through running. The Husband and I have volunteered for the program for the last two years or so, and I can attest that it is truly a life-changing experience for these girls.
At the end of the season, the girls run a 5K. Community members are welcomed to attend the race as individual runners or as volunteer â€˜running buddiesâ€™ to run with a girl. Regardless, your race entry fee (which is usually very low for a 5K!) goes towards supporting your local council for the following season, ensuring that more girls can receive scholarships and go through the GOTR program.
Head over to Girls on the Run to search for your local council and determine when your 5K race is held. If youâ€™re a Charlotte reader, our race is on May 12, and I would absolutely LOVE to see you there! I wonâ€™t be running the 5K this year (Iâ€™ll be super pregnant by then), but Iâ€™ll be standing on the sidelines, cheering the Husband and our girls on.