A Morning Date

August 5, 2011

Good morning from the conference vacuum!

I actually slept OK last night, but I was awake around 5:30 with less than 7 hours of sleep before my alarm went off! At least that’s the good part about morning runs on the west coast – you’re always awake early!

A pre-run date!

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I’m so glad I went on the 5K run – it was a blast!! I met Roni (our like…6th annual blog run!), Jenn (second annual BlogHer together!) and a few others bright and early. I had to jog from my hotel about half a mile to get there.

I ran with Jess of Jess Runs and Lori of Groovy Green Livin. We did some awesome negative splits on our path ( 8:41 | 8:34 | 8:21 ).

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Can I please comment on the AMAZING running weather and FLAT pathways!! Sure makes running more fun – and with company!

I ran back to my hotel and showered up. I love showering at nice hotels!! Fancy spa products.

I also really do not like Starbucks standard coffee, but I LOVE the different blends I find in hotels. I made a cup of coffee to sip while I got dressed.

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Back at the Convention Center – it was breakfast time!! Unfortunately the options were not very healthy other than fruit. Minimal whole grains, minimal humane protein, but they did have a vegan buffet!

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GASP – Kath ate eggs for breakfast!! And actually they tasted pretty good! I rounded ‘em out with a bunch of fresh fruit. I had my hands on a muffin, but I had to remind myself that most muffins are not like our Great Harvest ones and aren’t whole grain and are usually loaded with sugar + fat, so I put it back.

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I grabbed this vegetable juice to taste, but I just can’t do veggies for breakfast. It tasted pretty good for lunch though!

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Hot tea to sip!

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My breakfast companions – Jess and Jaclyn!

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I’ve got a number of things on my agenda today – can’t wait to go see what is here!

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1 Katie August 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

So fun you are at that conference! I bet it will be a great weekend in SanDiego, how could it not be?! I love it there! Have a fun day Kath!

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2 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East August 5, 2011 at 11:18 am

Cant wait to read about your adventures in San Diego! Looks like you started the morning off right! Have a great day!

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3 Hillary August 5, 2011 at 11:19 am

Phew! You’ve already had a busy day! Haha—enjoy your time at the conference; it looks like it’s going to be a blast.

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4 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories August 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

I don’t like Starbucks regular hot coffee either (too dark for me), but I will have to try the blends now. :)

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5 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 5, 2011 at 11:32 am

HAVE FUN!!!!

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6 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) August 5, 2011 at 11:34 am

I can’t do veggies for breakfast either (except Green Monsters). I hope no one makes a negative comment about you refusing the muffin because I would have done the same thing. Muffins at places like that usually never end up being that good and they always taste fake.

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7 krystina August 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

Have fun!

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8 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 5, 2011 at 11:42 am

I dislike Starbucks coffee too. I think it always tastes burnt. Yuck. Enjoy the conference!

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9 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 5, 2011 at 11:43 am

I’m always surprised by the lack of “healthy” options at these conferences. But at least there was fresh fruit! Enjoy the beautiful weather. :)

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10 Lauren August 5, 2011 at 11:43 am

“Unfortunately the options were not very healthy other than fruit. Minimal whole grains, minimal humane protein, but they did have a vegan buffet! ”

I read this as human protein and I am still giggling a bit over my confusion and then figuring it out.

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11 RhodeyGirl August 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Hilarious!

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12 katie @KatieDid August 5, 2011 at 11:44 am

Haha I eat eggs every single morning for breakfast! It looks like you pieced together a good breakfast regardless of the lackluster options I’d say. Have fun at the conference! (ps. this is testing if my comments are going to spam too)

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13 Lynda @ Healthy Hoboken Girl August 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

Have a great weekend Kath! Good idea about the fatty muffin, you make us so proud!! Enjoy!

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14 RhodeyGirl August 5, 2011 at 11:59 am

Hi Kath!

Wish I was there too.

I’m already sacrificing so much for this bambino. Luckily he is worth it!

Can’t wait to see you in two weeks!

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15 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Looks like an awesome time already!

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16 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well August 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Can’t wait to hear more about your conference experience!

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17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Normally I avoid buffet eggs but those look really good! Enjoy the conference!!!

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18 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 5, 2011 at 12:11 pm

The eggs look good!! Have fun at the conference :)

I love a good run too- when it is nice and flat and NOT crazy humid. Haha

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19 Nikki August 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Ah man. I did a 5k when I was in San Deigo a few weeks ago. The flatness and low humidty were so much nicer than back here.

Have a blast at the conference!

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20 Margo @ peanut butter trees August 5, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Good call on the muffin – I try to keep this in mind too, that all baked goods are not equal and many of them don’t have good whole ingredients in them like the ones I make or buy in healthy stores! Smart move to keep in mind for me.

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21 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm

LOL the GH muffins (and breads and everything else) have probably ruined you for life – I bet nothing will ever taste as good! Sounds like you’re having a great time and I can’t wait to see what else you get up to!

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22 Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life August 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I wish all muffins were whole grain and not full of sugar and fat! I would eat muffins all the time if they were so bad for me!

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23 Sana August 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Anything with bloggers is way more fun!

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24 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I can’t do veggies for breakfast either! I just want something sweet :)

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25 Ellie@fitforthesoul August 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm

ahhh how exciting!! dannng didn’t know y’all were in socal! wish I could meet you :D I’m in OC though hehe. I do wanna make a drive to SD and just chill at the gorgeous beach though! Have fun girl!!

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26 Holly @ The Runny Egg August 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I’m not a fan of those mixed veggie drinks either — I like carrot juice on its own and somehow freshly made juice tastes so much better than those bottled drinks.

Have fun at the conference!

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27 Cait @ Cait hates Cake August 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

This just made me realized that we do hardly EVER see you eat eggs for breakfast. You like your oats and smoothies too much or just not a big fan of eggs?

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28 KathEats August 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I just like carbs/sweet for breakfast!! Savory is almost repulsive to me. Strange – but that’s just how my body is!

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29 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Whenever we visit my husband’s family in Seattle, I’m always up SUPER early, no matter how little sleep I got the night before…grrrr, time change :-)

Have fun!!

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30 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews August 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

You are a great healthy living blogger to put the muffin back! I would have definitely taken it in that situation!

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31 Christine (The Raw Project) August 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm

That’s awesome they had a vegan breakfast buffet, I would have been all over it! :-) Hope you’re having a great day at the conference!

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32 Emily@SavoryandSavage August 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Great choices for breakfast and brava on not going for the muffin. I think those muffins always taste like they are made from solid sugar.

Have fun at the conference!

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33 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm

A pre-run date, hahahahaha!! I’ve never heard of very veggie, was it good?

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34 lynn @ the actor's diet August 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm

have fun! now i regret selling my ticket :(

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35 Jess August 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm

It was so nice to meet you this morning! Thanks for pushing me so hard during the 5K. I definitely would have slacked off a little bit if I hadn’t had you there to run with!

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36 rumfunandsun August 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Looks like it’s starting off fun!!! Enjoy!

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37 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

This makes me want to try a GH muffin so badly!! :)

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38 Kathryn August 5, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Kath-
I love your shorts! They look so good on you! Where are they from?!

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39 KathEats August 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thanks – they NIKE Tempos (size large) and I like them too so I ordered 2 more pairs online and they are just not the same!) The larges are too big and they are not the same material. I think the pink ones are a few years old. Shame

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40 Shayla @ The Good Life August 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Ahhh so jealous you’re in San Diego! It’s my hubby’s and mine fav spot, we got married and honeymooned there. Enjoy it, it’s a wonderful, beautiful place to be! :)

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41 katie @KatieDid August 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Haha I eat eggs every single morning for breakfast! It looks like you pieced together a good breakfast regardless of the lackluster options I’d say. Have fun at the conference! (ps. this is testing if my comments are going to spam too)

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42 Cait's Plate August 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

SD is seriously the BEST for running!! I ran every day when I was there.

Have so much fun – can’t wait to read about the rest of your day :)

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43 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Have fun! love the red shirt :)

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44 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Glad you got a morning run in! You go girl! Yes, the weather here is perfect for running and there’s always some great, flat paths if you don’t want hills. Glad you enjoyed!

The pics of you and the other ladies are great! I hope you’re learning lots but mostly, hope you’re meeting all kinds of amazing people!

Have a wonderful afternoon :)

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45 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Looks like fun! And seriously, thank goodness for good running weather! It makes such a difference!

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46 Angel7 August 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Once you have had the best of the best bread and such, you never want to go back to its average counterparts.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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47 Emily August 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Oooh I really like your top in the last picture! How long are you in SD for? Have fun!

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48 Living, Learning, Eating August 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I love staying in hotels! I get to, starting next Thursday – yay! :)

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49 Christin August 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I ran a 5k along that exact same path by the pier last year! I was in SD for a work conference…it is definiely an awesome trail with a great view isn’t it? :)

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50 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I’ve never been to West coast before. So envious of the running weather. It’s loathing hot here in Florida :D

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51 Molly @ RDexposed August 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I will say it: I am a dietitian and hate vegetable juice.

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52 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 5, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Haha I never have eggs for breakfast either – they’re a lunch food for me! But I think I would have opted for the eggs too if the other options weren’t that healthy. And at least there was fresh fruit!

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53 Jaclyn August 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Kath- So glad I got to meet you today :-) And to think it was all because of my yellow skirt. Hooray for staying strong and resisting temptation together at breakfast!!

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54 Hannah August 5, 2011 at 9:37 pm

What a wonderful start to the day! You’re all super pretty :)

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55 Khushboo August 6, 2011 at 1:53 am

Snap, egg never make it for breakfast for me except for in the form of pancakes or in my oatmeal- I need mah sweet 1st thing!

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56 Kristina August 6, 2011 at 4:14 am

Where you ran is where I run every morning–I live across the street from the convention center.
If you have time for breakfast, check out a cafe nearby called Brickyard. It is about 3 blocks away and it has great (healthy) breakfast options.
And the weather here is pretty much like this all year round, I couldn’t believe it when I first moved here from the Midwest.

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57 KathEats August 6, 2011 at 8:05 am

You’re so close! We’re running again Sunday AM if you want to join us?

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58 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 6, 2011 at 5:31 am

I wish I was there!

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59 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs August 6, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Muffins always looks so unassuming… like they couldn’t POSSIBLY be bad for you! Good call :)

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