Accidental Run

June 20, 2009

We decided last night we were going to skip our historic district run, but when we got up this AM at 7:30 it seemed a little appealing. I agreed to go for a “quick 2-3 mile jog” just to sweat a little and that turned into a 4.6 mile hard run! Whoops! We were both totally pooped by the end. Running on cobblestones is hard! I’m so glad we went. Lesson learned: morning exercise is never regretted!

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After an icy shower we went down for a gourmet breakfast. The best part of B&B’s for sure!

We made iced coffees and helped ourselves to fruit on the buffet. They had croissants out, which looked good and doughy, but when he saw me considering them Matt recommended we pass on them since we have a wedding feast tonight and a hot breakfast on the way. He’s turning out to by my personal health advisor :)

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Love me some berries!

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The came the hot part – ham, cheese, egg and veggies baked in a baguette.

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Delicious stone-ground grits and sausage fingers –

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I didn’t want to feel full and heavy after breakfast, esp. after that refreshing run, so I ate only a portion of each. I ate the egg mixture out of the bread shell, most of the grits (that was only about a quarter cup) and had a bite of sausage. Plus my fruit plate mountain! I felt perfectly satisfied when I finished and definitely not weighed down.

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Also drank a glass of freshly squeeze OJ with a splash of cranberry that was SOO GOOD.

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The whole shebang

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We’re off to check out the ‘burbs and then on to Jacksonville to meet up with our friends :mrgreen:

See ya this afternoon from the beach!

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1 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) June 20, 2009 at 9:01 am

Great meal!

Have a nice day!


2 Recipes for Creativity June 20, 2009 at 9:02 am

Such a good hubby to dissuade you from an ice cream cone and a croissant in one weekend! Have a safe trip!


3 Danielle June 20, 2009 at 9:07 am

Breakfast looked great! I was in Savannah in July 2 years ago and it re-defined HOT AND HUMID for me. Props to you for running this morning!


4 lara June 20, 2009 at 9:12 am

Seems like Matt has now commented a few times on what you want to eat. Does that bother you?


5 Moran (The Running Addict) June 20, 2009 at 9:12 am

Wow the grits look GOOD!
Have a great day!


6 Lynette June 20, 2009 at 9:21 am

Have fun at the beach!


7 april June 20, 2009 at 9:22 am

Have a great day!


8 Layne June 20, 2009 at 9:25 am

It looks like you guys are having a great time! Have fun at the beach!!!


9 Anne K. June 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

Awesome run! It’s always nice when you go farther than expected and get a great workout. That fruit looks so fresh!


10 Angie June 20, 2009 at 9:40 am

Good job on the early morning run.

Breakfast looks perfect….you are definitely making me want to go book a B&B right now!

Have a great weekend!


11 Danielle June 20, 2009 at 9:48 am

Be careful on those cobblestones – we don’t want a repeat of your run/roll/run diagram! 😉

Have a blast this weekend!


12 Mara @ What's for Dinner? June 20, 2009 at 9:50 am

Have a fabulous day Kath!!!


13 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) June 20, 2009 at 9:58 am

Great job on the run! I love morning exercise 😀


14 Deva June 20, 2009 at 9:59 am

That breakfast looks delicious! :)


15 Serena June 20, 2009 at 10:00 am

I would not be happy if my husband tried to tell me not to eat something twice in a row. Especially on vacation. Even when I tell him to tell me not to eat something, I still don’t like it when he actually does it!


16 Marisa (trim the fat) June 20, 2009 at 10:16 am

Good choices, Kath!


17 Bec June 20, 2009 at 10:29 am

sounds like a great run, have fun at the wedding tonight!


18 Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar June 20, 2009 at 10:39 am

Have fun in Jax. If you get a chance, try a place called Beach Hut Cafe on 3rd street. It’s an amazing breakfast place and they have healthy options like substituting egg whites and they have fresh fruit… I know the owners and all their food is cheap and AMAZING. It closes at 2pm though so go early =]


19 sonia June 20, 2009 at 10:44 am

Sorry for the unrelated question: yesterday while I was waiting in the line for my new iphone, I saw a TV in another store playing some music video with a wedding theme and an indian bride and dance. Does anyone know which video I was looking at? I was too far away to recognise the faces or listen the music.


20 MelanieF June 20, 2009 at 10:47 am

For the comments about her husband telling her not to eat something, if Kath posted about it on her blog it’s because I’m pretty sure it doesn’t bother her, it must help her to make the right decision. If it annoyed her, I’m sure she wouldn’t have posted it on the blog :- )

Or I might be wrong…but I’m just assuming it was right for her.


21 Linda June 20, 2009 at 11:00 am

What a great start to your morning. I love running in new towns but find it hard to do sometimes. Especially if I’m visiting the first time. I make the attempt to go running, but usually end up walking the route since I get distracted by the sights as I want to take in the views first.


22 Nicole June 20, 2009 at 11:06 am

The fresh fruit looks fabulous!


23 K June 20, 2009 at 11:15 am

What a nice spread! Especially the baguette/egg combo :)

Hope you guys have a great day!


24 Serena June 20, 2009 at 11:21 am

MelanieF, my comment wasn’t intended to suggest that Kath isn’t okay with her husband influencing her food choices, or even that it isn’t okay. It was a comment about the concept of someone else telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat. I tell my husband not to let me eat bread or dessert and yet when he does as I’ve asked, I feel bummed that someone is telling me what to do. I think it’s an interesting topic froma psychological perspective – especially what’s behind the message (whether it’s encouragement when someone has expressed goals, control, etc.). Since Kath is training to become a professional in this area, I think that regardless of how she felt about it, her blog is a fine place to discuss these kinds of topics (especially since she brought it up!)


25 Kath June 20, 2009 at 11:25 am

Guys, Matt’s comments to me are no big deal. Trust me when I say that NO one tells me what to do! I tell him to help me decide on foods sometimes and share that with you all to show that my self willpower isn’t as strong as you might think.


(right on MelanieF!)


26 leslie June 20, 2009 at 11:34 am

looks like a lovely breakfast! i think it’s nice that matt looks out for you – as long as you have the final word! :)


27 Island Girl Eats June 20, 2009 at 11:44 am

What a good looking breakfast!


28 Doublechinned Allison June 20, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Running on the cobblestones? Most people have a hard enough time walking on them! Glad you didn’t twist an ankle! And by the way, your breakfast looked delish.


29 Lacey June 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Hi!! I was wondering where you got your running top? it looks hot weather friendly and comfy..! thanks..


30 brandi June 20, 2009 at 1:01 pm

yummy breakfast – that fresh oj looks awesome!


31 Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) June 20, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Nothing against Matt, but if my husband told me to rethink a croissant, he’d be LovIN this tummy with a pastry IN his crack.


32 Casey @ Double Scooped June 20, 2009 at 1:24 pm

When I take a slight pause while eating, Mark will sometimes ask me, “Are you full?”.

This annoys me to no end as I sometimes think he is telling me I should stop eating.

However, I realized he is only asking so he can eat my leftovers.


33 Help Meghan Run June 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I gotta weigh in on the city debate…I second the people who have been suggesting Austin and the surrounding towns. :) Lovely area! (And Texas rocks.)


34 BethT June 20, 2009 at 1:35 pm

the husband comments are hard to interpret when you’re not there to hear the conversation, but I tend not to ask my hubby’s opinion on what I should eat because 9 times out of 10, I really want the food in question and him telling me not to eat it will just cause a fight! :) I do appreciate having a partner who will give feedback, though – especially when it’s more of a situation where I’m trying to gauge how full I might be for events/meals later in the day.


35 Brandy June 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I wish my husband would remind me to consider my food choices! Most of the time he’s a food pusher. Love him anyway! Jacksonville is awesome. Bistro Aix in San Marco is one of my favorite restaurants (or Matthew’s, $$$!). I love the Shrimp Tagliatelle and the Crispy Chips with blue cheese are to die for! Then head over to bb’s for dessert!


36 Emily June 20, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I really appreciate when my husband talks me out of eating something I wouldn’t normally eat due to alcohol. Like if he’s driving home late at night from a party and I beg him to stop at McHeartAttack, he sweetly talks me out of it because he knows how unhappy I will feel about it in the morning. But if he tried to tell me something about choosing certain things while going through a buffet or something, my feelings would be very hurt. BUT, that is just me and I tend to be very sensitive, and can understand how in Kath and Matt’s situation it’s not a big deal because of how she interprets his suggestions.


37 Kath June 20, 2009 at 2:18 pm

More on the husband eating thing:
I think it also is important the context and tone. He didn’t say “No, you can’t have that croissant!” I said “They look good” and he said “yeah, but we’re going to a wedding…” It was much more of a reminder than him “telling me what to eat.” Like I said, I don’t do well with orders 😉

Lacey ,
Old Navy – they have great tops for cheap!



38 Jenn (www. ) June 20, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Wow, breakfast looks sooo yummy.

My husband is the exact opposite when it comes to food; he’s a MAJOR enabler! :roll: In fact, I call him my X factor! LOL I would probably be annoyed if I lived with an accountability partner that was as interested in food/healthy living as I am. I like to be the ONLY one that acts sensible when it comes to food and an overall healthy lifestyle. 😆 I’m a total hypocrite though because I’m always telling hubs what he should and shouldn’t do. hehe :)

However, when it comes to being financially responsible, hubby is definitely the rational one. :( I guess it all balances out for every couple the same way with a little give and take in both directions.



39 moola June 20, 2009 at 2:41 pm

great idea on bakery. How is a young couple paying for fulltime gradschool, home etc going to afford to open a franchise….without asking for your private info/exact numbers, isn’t that at least 100K or so. Would love to know big picture how to make that happen. not trying to be obnoxious, i’d just really like to know.


40 Kori (All Things B.) June 20, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I think the spousal food comments are funny because in my household its the exact opposite! My husband, who has the most incredible metabolism, tends to graze at night even after large meals. Because I avoid night eating for weight management, I usually encourage him to rethink his munching! Mostly it’s because it makes me want to eat, but also because I try to remind him that staying fit will not always be this easy for him and it’s best to adopt good eating habits now then formulate other behaviors that are hard to break in the future.

I think that Kath is right when she says it’s about tone and context. My husband has been the best motivator and always keeps stuff in perspective for me while losing weight by helping to remind me of my goals or suggesting alternatives. After all, isn’t that what a partner is suppose to do for us!

Kath- Love the top too! Can’t believe it came from Old Navy! I hope this doesn’t sound strange, but I have a larger chest too and I’m wondering if you layer your tanks with other support or if you’ve found any that actually work as stand alone bra tops?

Have fun at the wedding!


41 Kath June 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm

moola, that’s something I’d rather not get into, but were planning on investors and loans.



42 Kath June 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm

i just wear a sports bra and a tank with a build in one and that helps a lot :)



43 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Good job on the run Kath. It’s such a great way to get to see the city and take in your surroundings!

Breakfast looks delicious. I’m always so impressed by your choices when you eat out. YUM!

Have a wonderful day! :)


44 Kori (All Things B.) June 20, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Thanks Kath- that’s what I figured, but you never know if someone has found the holy grail of sport tops 😉 thanks!!


45 LK- Healthy Delcious June 20, 2009 at 4:33 pm

gorgeous breakfast!!! i love that fruit.


46 Joelle (Chasing Pavements) June 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I love when quick easy runs turn into more than you expected.. every now and then I have to trick myself to get out there when I’m feeling tired-it’s amazing how much farther you can go than you expect sometimes.
ps. That fruit plate looked great!


47 ashley June 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm

have fun. i love b&b’s as well. enjoy!


48 Jessica June 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Yum Yum Kath! Hope you’re having a grand time! I love your run pic. :)


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