Who won, body aches, Apple Pumpkin Roll

by Joanne on November 3, 2010

And the winner of the 5 Day Intensive Forrest Yoga Course is…..

From RANDOM.ORG …. NUMBER 15.  Congratulations DARLENE MCCARTHY!  I will email you to request your mailing address.

It’s official.  This is what arrived in my email last night:

Dear Joanne ,
This is to notify you that your entry into the 115th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2011 has been accepted, provided that the information you submitted is accurate.  You can verify your acceptance into the field by searching the 115th Boston Marathon
Entrants database on the B.A.A. web site.

YIKES!, and of course I verified.

Body Aches…they happen when you exercise and even when you don’t.  Ever why you’re  achy and you think  “I don’t remember doing anything strenuous?”  You just might have done a little more than your body is used to doing even though it seemed like nothing at the time.

This thought came about since I was complaining to Ted Monday about being sore:  my neck was stiff, my legs were stiff, my quads were achy…he said “you were in the kitchen on your feet baking and cooking all day Sunday”.   My response was “Yeah BUT …you went for a bike ride Saturday AND a swim”  Ted then reminded me that after all that he put his feet up on the couch and rested.  

Baking, cooking, time spent in the kitchen isn’t a workout nor is it strenuous but if you think about it, it might be taxing on your body: 

Chopping, mixing – think about how your neck/head is positioned. You are looking down for an extended period of time.

Working at the counter and all other routines associated with making foods has you on your feet most of the time.  If you have a desk job like me, 8 hours on your feet makes for a couple of tired legs.  

Honestly, I enjoy a little body ache now and then. It makes me feel as if I’ve accomplished something.  Masochistic? Maybe.

Speaking of masochistic… Possible 15K race on Sunday: Stockade-athon.  I signed up because last night was the deadline. I’m still iffy about it since my running hasn’t been back to normal yet. In fact, instead of the race, I was going to take the fitness certification course Saturday and Sunday but that fell through.  I wasn’t going to pay $100 MORE than everyone else since I wasn’t employed by the fitness facility hosting the event.  Oh well, water under the bridge.

Today’s workout:  Running outside for 6 miles at 9.5 pace.  Slow but then again, Shane had to stop a few times.  It was 31 degrees. My hands were cold but the rest of me felt good. 


What to do with a little extra pizza dough? 


Since I wanted to make a personal pizza for Ted and only needed 1/2 lb of dough, I needed to come up with another way to use the other 1/2 lb.  Oh yes, I could have made TWO pp’s for Ted but what fun is that?!!


  • 1/2 lb pizza dough (recipe HERE) *USE HI GLUTEN Flour
  • 2 small apples – peel, core and small chop
  • 2 TBS Part Skim Ricotta cheese
  • 2 TBS 100% Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Pumpkin spice
  • 1 TBS each milk and maple syrup to brush top
  • *Raisins would be an EXCELLENT addition to this recipe but I didn’t add them. If you want to, add about 1/4 cup but reduce the apple to 1 otherwise you won’t be able to roll it up.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Roll out the pizza dough into a thin rectangle.  Thin as you can get it but no so thin that you see through it or tear it.  Since you have used HI GLUTEN flour for the dough, it will be very elastic and may take some time to roll out.

Mix all the apple, cheese, pumpkin, sugar, spice, and almonds (raisins as well if you are using) in a medium bowl.

Spread the filling on the rolled out dough and roll up.  Pinch each end to seal.

Now gently pull and shape the roll into a uniform roll, slightly extending it to make it longer and even all the way from one end to the other.   Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.  Brush top with a mix of milk and maple syrup.  Bake for 30 minutes.


Not too sweet.  Pretty darn good with ice cream.


Tis the week of the pumpkin!

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  • At 2010.11.03 07:12, Heather said:

    Ooooooooohhhh……this looks great!!! Yum. And yay for Boston!! That is SO SO SO exciting! I can’t wait to share your training and then the BIG RACE. 🙂

    • At 2010.11.03 08:48, claudia said:

      looks awesome congrats to the winner!

      • At 2010.11.03 15:11, Angela said:

        Yay on Boston!! SO excited for you! 😀

        • At 2010.11.03 15:53, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

          Delicious with some cranberries tucked in there, I bet!

          Congrats on Boston. That is quite the achievement!

          • At 2010.11.03 18:51, Monet said:

            Wow! I’m drooling. Your pumpkin/apple roll looks yeasty and sweet…exactly what I’m craving right now. And congrats on the Boston Marathon. I can’t wait to see how your training progresses!

            • At 2010.11.03 21:59, sasha Coffiner said:

              Looks amazing – reminds me a bit of the apple strudel i made a few weeks ago. I love cooking and baking with pumpkin and apples this time of year. Nice Blog!

              • At 2010.11.05 09:55, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                I love the small aches because they make me feel like I really did something and made my body work 🙂

                • At 2010.11.05 11:14, Amanda @ bakingwithoutabox said:

                  I’ve been drooling on your concoction on my phone for two days and realize now I didn’t tell you how absolutely delish this looks! Amazing use of that leftover pizza dough.

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