Cold Run Straight To Oats

November 22, 2008

Go Anna!!! She wanted to get in a hard workout before we started our day (I was up for anything!) and the gym was closed – so we ran in 20*!! We ran about a mile to a local track and did about 2 more miles there. I did some sprints during the 3rd mile (I used to do those when I was in high school all the time around tracks – sprint 1/2, jog/walk 1/2) and then we ran home. It was probably about 4-4.5 miles. We were icy cold but it was SO WORTH IT!


I think the whole time we were running we were dreaming about the pumpkin oats on today’s breakfast menu! (And of course the local coffeeshop’s Snickerdoodle coffee!)


Today’s Blend:

  • 1/3 cup oats, milk, water, pinch salt, half banana
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin, stirred in at end
  • A bit of brown sugar and cinnamon
  • Small sprinkle toasted almonds
  • Spoonful Cinnamon Honey PB




We’re bundling up and headed up to the bottom tip of NC Wine Country to taste a few NC wines (I’m driving so Anna’ll have to taste them for me!) Then we’re doing lunch out somewhere around here. Hope you guys have wonderful Saturdays!

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1 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) November 22, 2008 at 8:57 am

What a PERFECT day for a wondrous bowl of pumpkin oats. way to go on your run, have a spectacular day with Anna!


2 Faye November 22, 2008 at 9:20 am

Is that your dog???? So cute!


3 sarah November 22, 2008 at 9:21 am

omg, i am TRYING to work up the guts to go outside for my 14-mile long run today, but it just looks so FRIGID! i might have to wait until the afternoon. i’m such a wimp.


4 Lee November 22, 2008 at 9:24 am

Good job, it’s always so hard to run when it’s cold out.

Who is the cute puppy?


5 Betsy November 22, 2008 at 9:36 am

who’s dog is that?????

i just did a run in 20 degrees too…ooo it was cold, but it’s so fun to run in such cold. you don’t want to stop cause you’ll just get cold again!


6 VeggieGirl November 22, 2008 at 9:40 am

Oats always save the day, after being out in the cold!! :-)

Have fun today!!!!!!!!!!!


7 Jen November 22, 2008 at 9:40 am

CUTE DOG!!!! =)


8 melissa November 22, 2008 at 9:41 am

Darn! I wanted to punk out on the outdoor morning run, but you guys inspired me, so I guess I can’t. It feels like 15 degrees in nyc this morning, and I fear it will be even colder for the turkey trot thursday morning!

Thanks (?), enjoy the wine! :)


9 hk November 22, 2008 at 9:47 am

yaay, feeels so good to have the cold run out of the way- and now all toasty warm from oatmeal awesome-ness! have a great day :)


10 Krista November 22, 2008 at 9:49 am

You guys are brave to run in the cold. I find that my lungs get sore when I run in colder weather.

I had a pumpkin breakfast, too! YUM!

Cute doggie in your picture! :)


11 Catherine November 22, 2008 at 9:53 am

Oh I love running in the cold. Whenever I feel like stopping I just think “I’ll be home and warm so much faster if I just push a little harder” and end up getting in an awesome workout.


12 Shelby November 22, 2008 at 9:57 am

Sorry but I saw snickerdoodle coffee and then I blocked out all of the rest of the post dreaming of said drink haha


13 Shannon November 22, 2008 at 10:07 am

I’m going to have to try some of that cinna-raisin PB…
I remember sprinting in track too! We would jog the turn and sprint on the straightaways for about 6 days. My butt and legs were hard as rocks!


14 Nellie November 22, 2008 at 10:20 am

where did the puppy come from? he’s adorable!

oats of course look amazing. i hope you’re both nice and toasty now. enjoy your day!


15 Mara November 22, 2008 at 10:33 am

20* running??? ARE YOU NUTS???


16 Biz319 November 22, 2008 at 10:37 am

The snickerdoodle coffee would be the ONLY thing to motivate me to run in that temp!

Hooray for sticking with it!


17 Andrea (Off Her Cork) November 22, 2008 at 10:44 am

Oooo I love cold weather running so that’s right up my alley! 😀 And that’s the best part about cold weather runs is coming home to coffee and oats!


18 bobbi November 22, 2008 at 11:03 am

you two looks so cute!!! I give ANNA MAD PROPs for being out there with you!!! HAVE FUN WINE TASTING!


19 ashley (sweet & natural) November 22, 2008 at 11:23 am

Wow! You ladies are very hardcore. I got in from a cold cold walk an hour ago and my nose is still trying to get warm!


20 Marisa November 22, 2008 at 11:43 am

That’s amazing that you can run in the freezing weather ! I’m “trying” to run outside here and there, but it is sooo much harder than on the treadmill. Maybe I just don’t push myself enough past that, “oh no, I’m gonna throw up” phase!! Any tips??


21 Moran November 22, 2008 at 11:56 am

You both are really brave! I would never head out when its this cold!


22 Mel November 22, 2008 at 12:31 pm

You guys are hardcore! It’s just too cold!

Hope you guys have a wonderful afternoon!


23 rachelfresh November 22, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Wow you guys are champs! Kath, you should open up a spa/bootcamp, I’d definitely sign up :)


24 megan November 22, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Hey Kath! You are such a motivation- running in 20 degree weather- go girl! I am not sure if I could do that! Your oats sound yum…and snickerdoodle coffee?! Snickerdoodle is my fave cookie :)
Happy Saturday!


25 Oh She Glows November 22, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Good job on the run today!!!

Unfortunately it was only 14F outside here this morning and I just wasn’t up for that cold! I had a nice toasty run on the treadmill instead. 😀

Have a great wine outing!


26 Maggie November 22, 2008 at 1:22 pm

What a cute dog! I’m going to guess you guys asked someone who was out walking their dog to take the pic?

I’m trying to motivate myself to go run right now and now I definitely have to because it’s only 52 here and I would be a wimp if that deterred me, hehe.

Have a great day!


27 Samantha November 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm

I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed the mystery dog! Too funny.

I think I’ve given up running outside for the winter. Sad, but its friggin cold!


28 runjess November 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Cold runs make me crave oatmeal too.


29 Kath November 22, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Doggie is our next door neighbor. He is VERY mischievous and likes to hide behind my car when I back out of the garage. He also likes to jump into photos and the husband encourages him to jump on me!

Mara ,



30 AppleC November 22, 2008 at 4:22 pm

The dog is great! Kath – you should take him with you on your runs! …coming from a voice of experience after running w/ my GSD, “Shane”. He is all over my blog. Good to know you have a dog loving fan club! By the way – good job on the run. We here in Upstate NY know exactly what a 20 deg. run feels like.


31 Megan November 22, 2008 at 6:13 pm

I love Snickerdoodle coffee! I bet it paired well with the pumpkin oats!


32 Jennifer November 23, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Sarah, I don’t think you’re wimpy for not running outside. I think you’re normal… unlike some people.


33 lauren November 24, 2008 at 1:36 pm

is that your dog?! i have a golden that looks JUST like that! Golden retrievers are the best!


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