3 Cheers For Coffee

September 3, 2011

Figured I’d say hello while I’m waiting to digest and then head over to Seamane’s for race carpool.

I was very lucky to awaken in a dream this morning, which meant I already felt awake and wasn’t groggy. I’m kind of excited actually!

Heard the coffee pot working.

Then I SMELLED it!! Just like in the commercials.

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3 Cheers for Pre-Race Coffee

1) Helps with the sleep deprivation

2) Helps with the bowels (it’s true)

3) Works as an ergogenic aid = faster running

Especially if you’re not used to it and had 1.5 cups like I just did – wheeeeeeeeee!

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Delicious, delicious Dakota bun half with smashed banana and sunflower buttah!!

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And off I go!

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1 Hannah September 3, 2011 at 5:01 am

Good luck on your race today, I am running one as well!

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2 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 3, 2011 at 5:21 am

Good luck! Hope you enjoy it :)

I have my first race in 3 weeks and I’m so excited about it! I’ll be sure to drink coffee beforehand ;)

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3 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 3, 2011 at 5:29 am

Good luck!!
I myself am up early for the Farmers’ Market. :)

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4 Kerry September 3, 2011 at 5:30 am

Good luck! Have a great run

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5 Michelle September 3, 2011 at 5:32 am

3 cheers for Kath!!!

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6 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 3, 2011 at 5:38 am

Coffee and sunflower buttah are two of my fave things and coffee on race day is a must for me!

HAVE FUN!!!! :)

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7 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 3, 2011 at 5:59 am

Yey! Have an awesome time :) You go ahead and make good use of that coffee

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8 Sweet and Savvy September 3, 2011 at 6:02 am

Coffee makes the world go round! Love your mug! Have fun today. ::)

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9 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 3, 2011 at 6:08 am

Have fun and all the best on the race :)

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10 khushboo September 3, 2011 at 6:37 am

Coffee is excellent pre-run fuel for me! Good luck! Random observation: I always spread the nut butter on first!

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11 KathEats September 3, 2011 at 9:59 am

I think you can taste it more on top!

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12 Katie @ Real Food Katie's Way September 3, 2011 at 6:43 am

Good luck good luck good luck! I am digesting right now and then heading out for a 12-13 miler!

I love that coffee mug…It yells HAPPY FALL!

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13 Hannah September 3, 2011 at 6:47 am

GOOD LUCK!!! Wheeee!

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14 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 3, 2011 at 6:47 am

Haha SO TRUE about the coffee!! Good luck!

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15 Amy September 3, 2011 at 6:53 am

Hope you are having a blast! I had to miss the race this morning for the first time since 2005. Would have been my 7th year in a row! Come back and tell us what you think. It’s one of my favorite days of the year.

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16 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews September 3, 2011 at 6:59 am

haha I’m laughing about your “weee” after the coffee. I can get like that too. Good luck today! Also, are you not going to Musselman’s now?

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17 KathEats September 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

Unfortunately, no :( Buying a house put a kink in the trip

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18 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 3, 2011 at 7:01 am

That mug reminds me of Halloween! Can’t believe it’s less than 2 months away now.

Good luck today! :D

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19 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 3, 2011 at 7:16 am

Best of luck on the race, Kath! And I’m drinking my pre-bootcamp coffee right now – it’s a must!

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20 Rebecca September 3, 2011 at 7:28 am

Have a great race! I think I just decided every fueling breakfast should include coffee+banana+bread+sunflower buttaah! ;)

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21 Courtney September 3, 2011 at 7:35 am

Good Luck!!!!

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22 Lynda @ Healthy Hoboken Girl September 3, 2011 at 7:37 am

I’m enjoying my Saturday coffee and catching up on Kath, 3 cheers for starting my day peaceful & the long weekend! Have a nice one everyone!!!

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23 Erika @ The Teenage Taste September 3, 2011 at 7:41 am

I always have to have coffee before races! I’ve noticed that I am much more sluggish otherwise!
Good luck, Kath! :-D

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24 Cat September 3, 2011 at 7:43 am

Dakota, is that a bagel. Your breakfast looks really tasty. I wish I was a coffee drinker. I only like it if it has a lot of chocolate – think dessert. Good luck on your race.

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25 KathEats September 3, 2011 at 10:01 am

No, it’s a hamburger bun from our bakery

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26 Hillary September 3, 2011 at 7:48 am

You just nailed the three reasons why I drink coffee! Love it.

Good luck this morning! Have a great time.

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27 Baking N Books September 3, 2011 at 7:52 am

Coffee is a good stimulant but I found it would speed up my heart rate too much and be uncomfortable if I was going to exert myself.

I thought your breakfast was a baked potato – the banana looks like the white stuff. But couldn’t figure out why there seeds stuck to the skin!

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28 Liz September 3, 2011 at 9:20 am

Ha! At first glance I thought it was a baked potato, too! :)

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29 Samantha September 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

I ALSO thought it was baked potato!! I was a bit horrified!

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30 Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl September 3, 2011 at 8:39 am

Coffee + Running are the ingredients for a perfect race! I hope you have a lovely time! I love races in September/October!

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31 Margo @ Peanut Butter Trees September 3, 2011 at 8:52 am

Good luck today running!

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32 Angel7 September 3, 2011 at 8:53 am

Coffee does not get me going like it does most people. However, I love the taste of it with lots ‘o milk!

Off to the races…

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33 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. September 3, 2011 at 8:57 am

I’d be saying “wheeeeeeeee” too if I had that much coffee! I never drink the stuff, so I would be a little loopy too :)

I hope it helps you in the race! Good luck!

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34 Kristen Waby September 3, 2011 at 8:59 am

Good luck! I was just thinking myself how I love my coffee!

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35 Alaina September 3, 2011 at 9:17 am

Have fun on your race!! I love when a pot of coffee greets me in the morning. :-)

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36 Liz @ Something To Chew On September 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

You have me craving coffee now :) enjoy today!

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37 Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 3, 2011 at 9:21 am

Ha, you definitely sound excited! Good luck today!!

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38 Allison September 3, 2011 at 9:24 am

Good luck Kath! Hope the run was great!

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39 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 3, 2011 at 9:43 am

I hope you had a great run this morning!!

I just love coffee, for so many reasons :) I appreciate reading an RD’s take on coffee. Happy Saturday!

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40 Danielle @weightsandmeasures September 3, 2011 at 9:51 am

I tried to eat something new before my long run this morning and spent half of my run walking with stomach cramps. No fun, but I learned not to eat that again before running. I hope you race goes well!

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41 Cait's Plate September 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

Good luck! Have so much fun :)

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42 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee September 3, 2011 at 10:04 am

Good luck with your race!!! I don’t like drinking coffee before a race because it gives me acid and de-hydrates me but hey, some people really swear by running on coffee! I much prefer coffee flavor ice cream. :)

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43 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen September 3, 2011 at 10:07 am

Have a greaaaaaat coffee-fueled race – wheeee!

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44 Molly @ RDexposed September 3, 2011 at 10:15 am

Coffee before a race is mandatory! …at least for me :)

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45 Leanna @ Raptortoe September 3, 2011 at 10:39 am

Everywhere I’ve read waking up during REM sleep makes you sleepier! You’re lucky I always feel like death if I wake up during a dream. Have fun!

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46 Hayley @ Oat Couture September 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

Good luck for the race! :)

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47 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 3, 2011 at 10:58 am

Hope the race is going superbly!

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48 Morgan September 3, 2011 at 11:00 am

KERF — I found you be accident one day while searching for an oatmeal bar recipe. Must tell you that your blog has become an incredible daily motivator for me. Beautiful pictures and written commentary — LOVE IT!

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49 KathEats September 3, 2011 at 11:14 am

Thank you morgan!

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50 Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas September 3, 2011 at 11:11 am

Mmm..that sounds so delicious! :)

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51 JenATX September 3, 2011 at 11:12 am

wahoo have fun!

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52 kathleen (the daily crumb) September 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

good luck, kath!! you’re right, there is no substitute for pre race coffee. there is definitely nothing like the moment, though, when you realize at the starting line you drank your pre-race coffee but it has not, ahem, work on your bowels yet. (excuse the TMI!) happy saturday :)

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53 ashley @ cooking for john September 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

you breakfast looks like half of a baked potato! ;)

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54 Allison September 4, 2011 at 8:35 am

I’ve got 2 very ripe bananas that are the perfect stage for mashing on some toast- great idea!

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55 Corinne September 5, 2011 at 8:13 am

I have a question. How come your nut butters always look so soft?? I put mine in the firdge and they are super hard!!!!??? Thanks :-)

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