Pizza with Carmelized Onions, Gorgonzola, and Figs

Happy Humpday! This week is flying by! I feel like I have been saying that a lot? Life right now just seems to be going by so fast that it’s hard to keep up! I feel like graduation and the real world is right around the corner. While I am really excited about moving to the next stage of my life, I am ridiculously scared as well. However, I think I will save that for another post. I still have quite awhile before I need to start worrying. I might as well live my life in the moment right?

I don’t know why life seems to be going by so fast. I feel my life is BORING. It basically consists of running, work, the occasional meet up with friends, and cooking. While I love all of these things (except work), there is nothing really special going on. Could be worse though?

Let’s start with running.

Time: 11.01 miles

Distance: 1:26:01

Average Pace: 7:48 per mile

HEAT WAVE! I have done enough complaining about that lately, so I will give you a break for today ;)

Usually on Wednesday I do my “mid week long run”, which is somewhere around 14 miles (15 if I am feeling spunky), but I am nixing it this week because I just did my long run on Monday. I am doing another long run on Saturday, so my mileage this week will be quite high and I honestly don’t feel like I need it. I just decided to do an easy run today and I am going to run some hills tomorrow.

My run today was great. I slept like a freaking rock last night. As soon as my head hit the pillow, I was out like a baby for the whole tonight. Since I slept great, it wasn’t too hard to get out of bed and I was raring to go right when the alarm went off. I’ve noticed a correlation between sleep and running and it is pretty interesting:

  1. I run well when I sleep through the whole night. I think my body is really well rested and in return, I feel great.
  2. I run well when I sleep terrible. I end up running on pure adrenaline and I honestly think that is the greatest energy source out there.
  3. I don’t run well when my sleep is somewhere in the middle. I don’t think I ever get into a “deep sleep”, so I am not running on pure adrenaline but I am not well rested. I just feel like shit. LOL.

Weird huh?

Well that just felt like a bunch of mumbo jumbo! Ready for some food?

I had a pizza craving again tonight. I think I mentioned in a past post that I get these a few times a week. When I get them, they must be satisfied IMMEDIATELY.

I remember reading last week and I bookmarked the page because I wanted to make it the next time I had pizza. I had everything but the ricotta cheese and I was too lazy to go out and buy some. So I had to improvise…

I came up with this:

Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola, and Figs


  • Whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 TB butter
  • 4 oz crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (I used Gorgonzola Dolce)
  • 8-10 dried figs, sliced


  1. Melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Slice yellow onion and saute over medium-low heat until nicely caramelized. Roll out pizza dough and brush with olive oil.
  3. Spread out on the bottom of the rolled out dough. Add figs and crumbled gorgonzola cheese. (I used a creamy gorgonzola cheese called dolcelatte gorgonzola but you can use any kind you like.) Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bake on the bottom rack of a 500 degree oven for 8-10 minutes, until crust is slightly brown. Remove from oven. Serve hot.



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