Breakfast > Running

November 30, 2009

Hope you guys are taking advantage of the Open Sky gift certificates! The flurry of online visitors crashed their servers, but they are working to get the site up and running again ASAP. You can call the 800 number for faster service: (877) 734-OPEN.

Matt and I set the alarm every Monday to go running before he has to be at work, and I think we’ve only actually gotten up once in about two months :mrgreen: You can see who is usually the motivator to exercise, because since I have the leisure of working out mid-morning, I just go back to sleep so Matt does too.

But if we skip our run we do get to have a longer breakfast together, so it’s a good compromise.

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Today’s mix:

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Mmm mm!

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I’m jittering from head to toe from this 100% caff peppermint creme!

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  • A small bit of school work (that didn’t happen yesterday!)
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  • Lunch
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  • Metabolism
  • Commute 30 mins
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1 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats November 30, 2009 at 9:38 am

Oooo peppermint creme coffee sounds divine! I put a little pumpkin spice creamer in my coffee today – very Holiday’esque. :) Have a great day!


2 Anne [email protected] Weigh of Life November 30, 2009 at 9:39 am

The coffee sounds delicious! I love the bowl-it is so cute!


3 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 30, 2009 at 9:46 am

Baaaack to the grind!!! We’re both almost done though–you’re done WAY sooner than me! Jealous :)


4 Julie November 30, 2009 at 9:54 am

I think they’ve switched the phones to voicemail! Nobody is answering. Tired of taking orders, I guess! Should have been more prepared for Cyber Monday! =)


5 Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) November 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

Well…It’s a lovely giveaway but i have tried calling and the site 7 times with no luck. oh well:(

Thank you anyway Kath:)



6 Jessica @ How SWeet It Is November 30, 2009 at 9:56 am

I really want some peppermint creme coffee!


7 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 30, 2009 at 9:56 am

Glad you got to spend Monday morning breakfast with Matt! It’s always nice to start out the day on a positive note. :)

Gosh, that coffee sounds amazing!


8 Shannon (The Daily Balance) November 30, 2009 at 10:00 am

pepperming creme! YUMMMMMM!


9 Lauren @ Eater not a runner November 30, 2009 at 10:02 am

I love your bowl! So cute!


10 Alicia November 30, 2009 at 10:03 am

I got it to go through right around 9 am central time. Thanks for the Nutzo! 😀


11 Christie @ Honoring Health November 30, 2009 at 10:06 am

I really like that bowl! It is so pretty and would match my kitchen perfectly!


12 Pam November 30, 2009 at 10:09 am

Enjoy the day!


13 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale November 30, 2009 at 10:10 am

I love running or working out in the morning but it rarely happens! It’s so nice to get it out of the way, but at the same time, my motivation is very low right after getting up! I usually just want coffee and to EAT!


14 greenbean November 30, 2009 at 10:10 am

i’m still trying to get on the site! what an awesome giveaway, kath!


15 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now November 30, 2009 at 10:14 am

I finally got through on OpenSky. Thanks, Kath!! Have a great day!


16 Food Makes Fun Fuel November 30, 2009 at 10:14 am

The site is running so slow with such a good deal but I’m hoping to get some Nuttzo!


17 happyshoes November 30, 2009 at 10:15 am

Have called and left two VM’s. Really hoping to get a French press and maybe some chia seeds. :) Love your new mug, Kath.


18 Courtney November 30, 2009 at 10:25 am

Peppermint coffee is my absolute fave, I can only find it in stores around this time of year so I always buy some extra to have for January/February.

Adventures in Tri-ing


19 Meggilizz November 30, 2009 at 10:26 am

PEPPERCREME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I may have to make a trip out to Fresh Market this week, good thing I’m running low on coffee!!! 😀 And I love your bowls! I need to pick up a couple more bowls soon!


20 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 30, 2009 at 10:27 am

At least you have the best of intentions to get up. I do that alot with early workouts. I just find it easier to get evening workouts in.

BTW I love seeing your to-do list on the bottom of the post. It reminds me of things I have to do sometimes so I don’t forget too :-)


21 happyshoes November 30, 2009 at 10:30 am

Got a call back from OS and they honored the coupon code. Thank you, Open Sky and thank you, Kath! Agreed on seeing your to-do list. I always like that, too.


22 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

Morning, Kath! That bowl would look pretty with my new breakfast room centerpiece– mind if I ask where it’s from?


23 Kath November 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I got it as a single bowl at Homegoods.


24 skinnyrunner November 30, 2009 at 10:37 am

your bowls are always so cute! and that peppermint creme coffee sounds yummy. i love coffee…..


25 Sarah November 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

You’re making me feel a bit better about sleeping through my alarm and missing my workout this morning!


26 Carly November 30, 2009 at 10:50 am

Cute bowl!

Got the order all the way to the confirmation screen, it kept resetting, and after 30 minutes, completely blocked me out. The 800 number goes straight to a full voicemail – any suggestions?


27 Kristin November 30, 2009 at 10:51 am

Almost 3 hours, 2 cups of (boring Keurig) coffee, and one bowl of banana oatmeal later and I GOT A FRENCH PRESS! I actually put the exact model back on the shelf in Target this weekend because I wanted to really justify my purchase since it’s the holidays and now I don’t have to. Thank you sooo much Kath! Good luck everyone! Now to get started on my to do list ..


28 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans November 30, 2009 at 11:01 am

I hate sleeping through my alarm! I feel off for the rest of the day.


29 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 30, 2009 at 11:03 am

I want some peppermint creme coffee!


30 megan November 30, 2009 at 11:11 am

your breakfast looks so christmasy!! :)


31 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) November 30, 2009 at 11:16 am

Hooray, I just scored my very own jar of nutzo for free! Thanks Kath and Open Sky :-)

I know what you mean about full caf coffee and the shakes – I need to go back to 1/2 decaf!


32 Amy November 30, 2009 at 11:18 am

Oh Kath what a wonderful treat!! 😀 I finally got my order to go through – I got the Cuisinart handheld blender for $3.09!!! 😀 I had to hit refresh a bajillion times but it was so worth it! Thank You!!!

Also – sometime I wish you would do a post on organization – you are my idol!!!


33 Kath November 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm


What would you want me to blog about organization?


34 Paige(Running Around Normal) November 30, 2009 at 11:22 am

Wow! Breakfast>running when it’s *that* breakfast! Looks amazing.


35 HeatherBakes November 30, 2009 at 11:26 am

Eh, Monday morning runs are overrated… leisurely breakfasts are a MUCH better option :)

Good luck tacking your to-do’s today!


36 Hillary - Nutrition Nut on the Run November 30, 2009 at 11:37 am

Love the red theme this morning…even the jam : )


37 K November 30, 2009 at 11:38 am

Hope you have a wonderful Monday!! It’s almost the end of the semester though so hopefully these last few weeks will fly by!


38 Sri November 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Thanks Kath! I got the crocpot! I’m on the west coast so this is the first thing I saw on my reader at 6:30am! I’m thrilled, thanks again!


39 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) November 30, 2009 at 12:40 pm

I always want an exact replicate of your breakfasts. Delicious!


40 Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) November 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Maybe that’s why I’m not as slim as I’d like to be, I keep forgetting to put “metabolism” on my list of things to do- doh!

Love the mug- it looks like it would be Samantha-proof (my cat, who LOVES tipping over glasses and mugs full of liquids, just for yuks)


41 Kath November 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm

LOL!!! Metabolism :)


42 brandi November 30, 2009 at 12:54 pm

man, those coupons went fast – I never even got the page to open for me!

I need to get some peppermint coffee. My favorite thing to do with it is add in some cocoa powder for my own “mocha” :)


43 Jenn (www. ) November 30, 2009 at 1:08 pm

That looks like a very wintery bowl of oats! 😀



44 Pamela November 30, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I just read your dog post on Gather. I have never been a dog person either, but my husband REALLY is, so last year we got 2 dachshunds. Here is the link to a dachshund rescue organization — and they have a woman in NC who fosters who is wonderful!


45 Kath November 30, 2009 at 5:43 pm

I’ve looked at that rescue site before! If we do decide to get a dog, we will definitely be doing rescue.



46 Michelle November 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm

It does sound like a good compromise to spend some QT at home together instead of run!! I see you’ve scheduled in a workout anyways, so yay! Good for you!!
I have a question for you Kath! Do your oatmeal pancake recipe work as waffles too? :)


47 Kath November 30, 2009 at 5:44 pm

I don’t think it would work for waffles. It’s very dense.



48 Emily Bacchini November 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Just wanted to let you know that I made oatmeal this weekend your way and it was delicious! I often put bananas in my oatmeal, but I have never cooked them in. And the addition of a little peanut butter really helps hold me over until lunch! I also like to cut up persimon for my oatmeal, if you were looking for another use for your persimons :)


49 Jenna November 30, 2009 at 5:02 pm

love your oats! they ALWAYS look great! love your bowl…it matches your new mug :)


50 Danielle November 30, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I’ve seen chia seeds on a few different blogs lately. What do they taste like? Or are they like flax meal and just kinda blend into the taste of everything else?


51 Kath December 1, 2009 at 7:11 am

They don’t have much of a taste. Maybe a little poppyseedish in their shape and size. Less nutty than flax. They have a slight gel to them on the inside.


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