Change In Elevation

February 26, 2011

Every time I get up and run first thing in the morning, when I’m rolling in that final half mile, I cannot BELIEVE that I did it! I don’t know why, but 5 miles before breakfast still seems impressive to me. ANY workout before breakfast is impressive!

I am full of energy today (excitement!?) and changed the bedding and put them in the washer all before our run. Then I ate a date. And we were off.

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Hella, killer hills had me walking at times to catch my breath, but I survived. 45 minutes \\ 4.8 miles.

Overnight oats say holla!

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In my homemade Honey Crunch PB jar:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (all we had :( )
  • 1/4 cup milk (all we had :( )
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 whole honkin’ banana
  • Pinch salt
  • This morning: Nature’s Path Hemp Plus Granola!

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We are moving from land to sky around noon. See you tonight, hopefully when I’m sweating in the sun!

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1 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) February 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

I feel lost..where are you going!? I read all your posts, maybe I missed something!?
Aaah o/n oats – I had SUCh a major craving for them the other day, but it was like, 10mins before breakfast :'( alas!

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2 KathEats February 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

Marco Island, FL for the Great Harvest Convention!

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3 Nicole @ yuppie yogini February 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

I agree, working out before breakfast is amazing. I used to have boundless energy in the morning and then it shifted to the evening. Now it’s all I can do to make a pot of oats when I wake up.

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4 Jazz February 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Yeah! I only workout before breakfast now ! by the time I’m 3 miles into my run I wake up and realize i have to run back home to eat.. perfect!

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5 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 26, 2011 at 10:09 am

Have fun and be safe on your trip!

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6 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 26, 2011 at 10:09 am

Dang those oats look good! It feels great to get moving in the morning. I love that feeling when you’ve accomplished something like that first thing! Have a safe trip!

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7 Jess (Sweet Potato) February 26, 2011 at 10:09 am

I LOVE working out in the morning! It gives me so much more energy and makes me feel good for the whole day!

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8 Evan Thomas February 26, 2011 at 10:11 am

I haven’t been able to get myself running before breakfast in ages. I’ll need to use this for inspiration just to get out now.

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9 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats February 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

yay for productive mornings!

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10 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) February 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

Breakfast is always so lovely after a great morning run! Glad to hear it made your day :)

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11 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 26, 2011 at 10:19 am

Your oats in a jar always look so amazing. Congrats on the run! I’m really getting into the morning runs. It’s so nice to have it out of the way and make breakfast that much more delicious. :)

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12 Lisa Rainer @ Healthful Sense February 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

I miss morning runs! Somehow runs don’t happen anymore now that I have 3 little ones… I guess running after them all day counts though :)

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13 Camille February 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

Those look like perfect “to-go” oats!
Have a safe flight!

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14 Katie @ peacebeme February 26, 2011 at 10:26 am

This may sound weird, but your routine is comforting somehow! I have been noticing lately how much when I stick to a similar routine every day, I feel so much less anxious and out of place. I think you have a good routine showing through on your blog!

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15 Debbie B (DebaRooRoo) February 26, 2011 at 10:28 am

Congrats on surviving the run!! :) :)

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16 Christie {Nourishing Eats} February 26, 2011 at 10:33 am

Travel safe, Kath!!

Those overnight oats look particularly yummy today!

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17 Anne @ Baking Me February 26, 2011 at 10:47 am

I admire your energy! I just starting going to the gym again yesterday after a month long hiatus. Have a great trip!

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18 Marisa @ Loser for Life February 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

Way to go on that morning run, Kath!

Enjoy the convention!!

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19 cathyb@brightbakes February 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

love oats in a mason jar. OIAMJ! :) I have similar emotions about a.m. workouts…first the “no, I wanna stay in my jammies and make oats” phase…then the…”ok, ok, FINE, I’m going to get this over with” phase, and then the “wow I feel amazing and energized and SO glad I did this” phase.. ;)
safe travels,
cathy b.

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20 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 26, 2011 at 11:00 am

That jar looks fun to eat!

Have a great trip, guys!! :)

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21 Simply Life February 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

nice work with the run!…safe travels!

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22 Christine (The Raw Project) February 26, 2011 at 11:04 am

Impressive run before breakfast and the oats look wonderful. Have a safe trip!

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23 Baking 'n' Books February 26, 2011 at 11:06 am

I think the granola would make up for the lack of the other stuff! Wish I felt as great as you – slept in and stomach is crap. Oh well – I’ll dream up some Florida sun :)

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24 lynn @ the actor's diet February 26, 2011 at 11:09 am

things eaten in jars are so much more fun!

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25 Val @ Balancing Val February 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

I fell in love with overnight oats in a jar.

I don’t even wait for a jar of nut butter to be almost gone. I do it exactly like you and smash the nut butter around the bottom of a empty jar.

Yay for sun and vitamin D :)

You better wear your sunscreen ;)

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26 Amanda (Eating Up) February 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

Smooth and safe travels!

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27 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

I love workouts before breakfast….call me crazy-but it is a great way to get some energy :) Plus, I like the taste of breakfast after–soooo satisfying, mmmm! Have fun packing and fly safe, Kath!!

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28 Cindy February 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Stories like this is exactly why I want to start running. Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a safe trip!

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29 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I too love getting up early and exercising — too bad my body/brain doesn’t want to very often.

Have a safe trip!

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30 Natalia - a side of simple February 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Have a safe trip!! I’m so excited to hear about the convention :) Hopefully it comes with bread pictures overload!

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31 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I love getting in a workout before breakfast! It makes me feel so accomplished :)

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32 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Five miles before breakfast is super impressive! It’s hard for me to workout in the mornings before breakfast because I wake up so darn hungry! :)

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33 Teresa (Teresa Tastes & Travels) February 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Safe travels! Or, as Rick Steves would say, happy travels!

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34 Morgan February 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Working out in the morning sets the tone for the whole day..

Beautiful pictures! Happy traveling!

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35 Emily @ Savory and Savage February 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Have a safe trip!

I love bundling up on windy days for runs – all those extra running accessories :-)

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36 Alexa @ SimpleEats February 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Have a fabulous time! Eat some tropical oats while you’re there!

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37 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Have fun here in Florida! The weather is wonderful! :D

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38 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith February 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Okay, I’m a little jealous of this trip. GH Bread + SUNSHINE? Is there a better combination?

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39 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Enjoy the warm sun rays! :-)

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40 Brooke February 26, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I swear, overnight oats in a mason jar just look/taste so much better!! :-)

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41 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) February 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Working out first thing in the morning is my favorite way to start the day. I hope you have safe and smooth travels!!

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42 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

“I don’t know why, but 5 miles before breakfast still seems impressive to me. ANY workout before breakfast is impressive! “—

Yes, and YES!

I used to be a much bigger runner. And now when I read that anyone runs more than a couple miles, runs 5 or even 10 miles, I am always impressed. And to do it before breakfast, you’re superwoman :)

Safe travels!

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43 Katie February 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Woah woah woah, hold the phone. HONEY CRUNCH PB!?!?! I am all over that!

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44 Anne @ butter and bear February 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Running before breakfast IS a major accomplishment! Good luck traveling:-)

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45 Hannah February 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm

WOWZER those overnight oats in a jar look superb!! I’m jealous that it’s warm enough/dry enough to run outside. In massachusetts it has been raining/snowing on and off and puddles cover the sidewalks!
looking forward to drawing inspiration from KERF for my (very) new blog!
Hannah

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46 Aimee February 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Wow! Those oats sound amazing. My head is spinning thinking about all of the variations that could be done with this basic recipe. Nice job!

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47 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Working out before breakfast is the best way to start my day! It makes me feel so productive and happy :) Hope you have a safe flight! Have some fun in the sun when you get there!

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48 Alissa February 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Those oats look delicious! I drop my husband off at work every morning around 6:30 am – maybe I’ll hit the gym after that. It just gets harder as the day goes on! Thanks for the motivation!

Enjoy the vacay!

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49 Lauren @chigallauren February 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Your oats look delish! and ps…love your green zip-up!

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50 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Getting in a killer run in the morning always pumps me up for the day too. I love feeling so accomplished so early in the day!

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51 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Ugh, I would absolutely die for some sun right now! I am the same way, I always impress myself when I whip out a great workout before breakfast! It makes it so much more delicious:)

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52 Ellie@fitforthesoul February 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Hey Kath! dahhh that ooiaj looks sooo smackalicious! :D I have a very random question, but I ask b/c you seem to be so good at dyi type of stuff! For your wedding day, did you do a lot of diy materials? Or everything was purchased and done the normal way? I’m curious how many bloggers (b/c y’all are so talented!) have done some things for their weddings.

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53 Carlo February 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm

wow, it looks like a cool breakfast! I like the idea of having breakfast in a Jar :-) I will try it vegan with soy yogurt and maple syrup. Thank you for the inspiration!

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54 Rachel @ Healthy Teacher February 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Last time I worked out before breakfast I almost passed out. Now, I’m kind of afraid to. Maybe I should try a date. I don’t know.

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55 Hannah February 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Fingers crossed the flights went to plan!

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56 Emily February 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm

How did you get to be so fast!? My distance pace is sooo slow, my 50 yard dash on the other hand, that one’s speedy :) Have a safe trip!!

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57 Kathleen February 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm

YUM! I’ve never seen oatmeal put in a mason jar! You are so awesome Kath! :D

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58 Kristen, Sweetly February 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm

your breakfast colors make it look like fall! i shouldn’t have been excited about that. i’d like spring immediately, but i’ll take my time through that and summer, please. haha.

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59 Miranda @ Conquering College... One Bite at a Time February 27, 2011 at 12:15 am

That oatmeal looks so good! I can’t wait to try overnight oats tomorrow night. It’ll be perfect for the nights I stay at my boyfriend’s and need a quick n’ easy breakfast to take with me on the go the next morning. Thanks for the great ideas!! :)

I’m a new reader, but I’m definitely hooked ;)

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60 Christin@purplebirdblog February 28, 2011 at 1:44 am

I hope you’re having a blast at the convention! I’m behind on posts, but I’ll get caught up soon! :)

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