An Eventful Sunday Morning

February 24, 2008

Sorry for the late post – I was waiting on the Oatmeal Video to upload and we had some complications and then I got wrapped up in Stats (I’ve done all the lessons through mid-March!!!!) and then it was lunchtime!!!

Got up early this morning and had a cup of tea with the sunrise -

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After a quick assessment of the weather forecast and my daily to-do list, I decided to head out on my run and eat breakfast second rather than eat and run mid-morning. I had half a banana before I left and ran about 5.5 miles. I was on my own today, so I took my iPod and actually loaded a new playlist on. I have quite an eclectic taste in music. Here were some of the run’s highlights:

  • Semi-Charmed Life, Third Eye Blind (right back to 9th grade!)
  • Freebird (the long version – perfect for picking up the pace!)
  • Pachelbel’s Canon in D for Three Trumpets (what I walked down the aisle to at the wedding!)
  • I am the Starlight from the musical Starlight Express
  • Big Girls Don’t Cry (Fergie’s version – not the Four Seasons oldie!)
  • Everytime We Touch, Cascada
  • Goodbye My Lover, James Blunt
  • Not Ready to Make Nice, Dixie Chicks
  • You’re Beautiful – the dance version
  • I’ve Got Rhythm
  • Amarillo Sky, Jason Aldeen

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Breakfast

Came back, showered and had a huge bowl of oats!

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Plus coffee made with 1 tbsp Nesquik and 1 oz skim milk. GREAT combo!!!

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No sunshine this morning :(

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Breakfast was about 480 kcal, 9 grams fiber, 19 grams protein.

Lunch

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After a few hours of Stats (did I mention I’m done until mid-MARCH!!?!? This unit is much easier than the last. It’s all reading graphs and stuff and mean, median and mode – so easy! I flew through 5 assignments!), I made lunch around 1pm. I wasn’t really in the mood for much. I really wanted a thick soup but I didn’t feel like making one, plus the husband made potato buns so I felt the need to have one!

I settled on PB and J on a potato bun as my “main course” -

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Plus pumpkin yogurt and some TJ’s high fiber cereal (my “go-to” when I want to feel full!)

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Plus an orange for my fruit -

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Plus some broccoli stalks leftover from last night’s dinner with 2 tbsp Wild Garden Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Dip. I was NOT in the mood for these and forced down half. I gave the rest to the husband.

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Plus some hot tea with a splash of skim -

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Note the doilies made another appearance as coasters!

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Lunch was about 550 kcal, 15 grams fiber, and 22 grams protein.

The husband is out gardening. I really wanted to garden today, but the weather is absolutely dreadful and I only like gardening when it’s warm and the sun is out! I read the first 30 pages of Eat, Pray, Love last night and really like it so far, so I will probably spend my afternoon reading and doing research for Cultural Foods.

See you for a fun dinner!

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1 VeggieGirl February 24, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Wow, Sunday isn’t even close to being over, yet you’ve been able to accomplish so much already! Kudos! – especially with the fact that you’re done with the stats work until mid-March – awesome!

Haha, I think the sunshine FINALLY decided to come my way – I’ve been in darkness all this time, while you’ve been having fantastic weather – it’s my turn now :0D

Oooh, I LOVE gardening – I can’t wait until the weather warms up a bit, so that I can get started on growing my spring/summer vegetable & herb gardens :0)

Happy Sunday!

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2 melissa February 24, 2008 at 2:34 pm

I second the huge congratulations on being done until March. I seriously don’t know how you do it and get to bed by 9pm! Amazing!

Thanks for the playlist and the video.

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3 Annie February 24, 2008 at 2:34 pm

Ha, I thought I was the ONLY person who ate broccoli stalks! I always eat my families and the ones left over from cooking.

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4 Julia February 24, 2008 at 3:01 pm

I always find that Sundays I can get tons accomplished too! Knowing that Monday is around the corner always motivates me to get things in order.

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5 Betsy February 24, 2008 at 3:22 pm

what a fun playlist!! i love building playlists for running. You have to mix it up though or you get bored.

I can’t tell, though…are you excited that you’re done with stats until mid march?? ;)

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6 TimeofButterflies February 24, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Just curious – how long does it take you to run 5.5 miles? How do you map out your runs?

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7 Karen February 24, 2008 at 3:46 pm

That’s a great playlist…makes me want to get an ipod. Thanks for the calorie, protein and fiber stats!

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8 Maran February 24, 2008 at 3:51 pm

so no walk this weekend =( Maybe next weekend will bring us some good weather and we can try again then! Wish Matt luck on his first day!

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9 chandra February 24, 2008 at 4:42 pm

I’m reading Eat, Pray, Love right now too!! I’m about 1/4 of the way through it and I absolutely love it.

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10 texasfoodie February 24, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Glad you are liking Eat, Pray, Love! Thanks for the shout-out. I’ll let you know when the UPS truck arrives!

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11 Susa February 24, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Hello Kath,
I’ve been silently reading for a while and figured it was rude to not say “hello” :O)
I love love love your blog. Wonderful food.
Where do you buy these beautiful dishes?
I have healthy meals too but I think I should try to work on the “visually pleasing” part.
Thanks and keep up the great work!
-Susa

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12 babycakes February 24, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Annie, I thought I was the only one who loves broccoli stalks too! I have a huge bowl of steamed broccoli every night and always include the stalks. They are delicous!

Kath, you’re like superwoman with all that you accomplish – fantastic time management skills. Hope you had a wonderful afternoon and evening :)

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13 Jill - GlossyVeneer February 24, 2008 at 7:38 pm

I haven’t tried that variety of Wild Garden hummus, but I like the regular and Roasted Garlic flavors.

Your post made me hungry, it’s a good thing it’s time for me to start preparing dinner!

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14 Kath February 24, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Timeofbutterflies,
I didn’t time my run today, but I usually run at about a 9-9:30 minute mile pace in the winter. (I’m faster in the summer when I run more and LOVE the heat).

Maran,
I was waiting for the warm weather and sunshine to call you but it never came (well it did yesterday afternoon but we were out running errands). In the summertime perhaps we can walk in the evenings when it’s light out and cools off!? Hopefully the weather will be nice this weekend!

Susa,
Thanks! I get my bowls on sale all over the place. Crate and Barrel, Pier 1, and World Market all have great selections.

Kath

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