Fun Run + Sun

October 13, 2009

We have a gorgeous day here! I am soaking it up because the forecast is rain, rain, rain.

I walked to the coffee shop near my house to meet Victoria for Metabolism studying. We crammed in 2 hours and I enjoyed a delicious cafe au lait made with hazelnut coffee and steamed skim milk. My, I love foam so much.

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After studying I decided to take advantage of the weather and go running. I wanted to run tomorrow, but with "heavy rain" as the description, I don’t think there’s a chance of going out in-between drizzles. SO I ran.

6 and a half glorious miles. I ran for pleasure today, not speed, and took my time. I still run about 8:30-8:45 when I’m out for fun, but only on the flat parts. Give me a hill and I’m much, much slower when I don’t care about pace. And there were a lot of hills!

Once home I had planned on a Yoga Download, but Josh Groban’s "You Raise Me Up" was on my iPod and it was the perfect cool down song, so I listened to it on repeat 3 times while I did the usual vinyasa flows and sun salutations, warriors, eagles, ending with pigeons and a little solo savasana. I always feel kind of funny doing free-flow yoga, but I’m not bad at it! I’ve done enough classes and Yoga Downloads to know the general …flow…of things :mrgreen:

After yoga I showered and came down for lunch at 2:00! I can’t believe I wasn’t hungrier but whenever I have coffee mid-morning I’m less hungry for lunch.

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I made a Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese + Turkey Salad

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I cut up a sweet potato and microwaved it for 6 minutes until fork tender. This method does dry it out a bit, but it certainly does the trick quickly and efficiently. I wonder if putting a wet paper towel over them would help with the dryness? I saved about 1/3 of the potato for another lunch –

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Served on a bed of green leaf lettuce dressed in olive oil, agave and salt plus goat cheese, green pepper, and a torn slice of Applegate Farm’s Roasted Turkey.

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Plus a leftover Great Harvest honey wheat roll with raspberry jam

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Dee-lish

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KERF Interview #3!

My favorite things on The Actor’s Diet: Kath Eats Real Food: My Favorite Things

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NERD KERF Episode III

Sorry for the late post – had to get this video up because I had uploaded the wrong one!!

Next up: Google Tasks + Calendar. And in the near future: the KERF Budget System!

STUDY!

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1 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life October 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Foam makes everything better!

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2 Estela @ weekly bite October 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm

The coffee picture made we want one immediately!!!

Have a great rest of the day! Good luck studying! :)

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3 Rebecca October 13, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Delicious looking salad! I love goat cheese on anything. Do you mix the olive oil, agave & salt together as a dressing? Could you use honey instead?

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4 JENNA October 13, 2009 at 3:07 pm

YUM X 100000 to cafe au lait! :)

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5 Runeatrepeat October 13, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I often put a small glass of water in the micro with foods that dry out. Just be careful when you take it out – it’s gets super hot!

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6 brandi October 13, 2009 at 3:10 pm

what a great salad! Glad you got your run in – I was thinking of trying to get one in today too. Our weather doesn’t look that great for the rest of the week here, either.

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7 christie, honoring health October 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm

free flowing yoga is a little weird at first but I am almost at the point where i prefer it. I start yoga teacher training THIS WEEK so I have to embrace doing yoga on my own since it is a daily requirement for the year of the training!

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8 Erin October 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Goat cheese!

Love that little baby roll too. ;)

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9 Food Makes Fun Fuel October 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

I love goat cheese and sweet potato. I can’t imagine what they taste like together

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10 K October 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

It’s chilly in MI so your cafe au lait looks really comforting right now! Hope the rest of your day goes well :)

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11 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Salad looks delish!

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12 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers October 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm

i’ve never microwaved sweet potato chunks before… love the idea! i’m sure they were delicious in your salad!

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13 Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Wow that all looks great. I love the peacock feathers in the background!

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14 Therese October 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm

OMG I just love Josh Groban!!!! I could blare his music all day long. Have you heard the duet he did with Charlotte Church?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqBv9-yz9g4

Gives me chills every single time!

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15 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 13, 2009 at 3:26 pm

That salad looks perfect!!

When I micro my SP, I put a littttle water at the bottom of the bowl and pour out any excess that doesn’t absorb. Hope that helps :)

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16 Beth October 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I’m loving the Nerd Kerf gmail videos. I just started using gmail recently and am finding these very helpful. I’m also excited about Kerf Budgeting – that is definitely something I need to get better at. Another suggestion – Kerf Meal Planning. I’m just starting Meal Planning and trying to find the way that works best for me….would love to see how you do it!

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17 Hallie (Healthy Twists) October 13, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I can’t wait until I have time to go back and look at those Gmail tutorials because I could use some organization in my life! And I am really looking forward to the budget stuff because honestly, I just don’t get how to do it and I am SO sick of always worrying if I’m going to run out of money before my next paycheck because I don’t know how to plan things…like my monthly bills, ok, but what about things that come up every 6 weeks, or once every 3 months, etc? How do I budget for that?

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18 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) October 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Very Autumn-y salad, looks delish! :)

Jenn

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19 lk October 13, 2009 at 3:42 pm

I have to say that I am LOVING the nerd Kerf videos. So helpful!

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20 Sarah Jayne October 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm

What a zen filled day you’ve had so far!

I LOVE foam. Pretty much only order cappuccinos for the heavenly fluff. Even better with sprinkling if cinnamon swirled through. Mmmmmm.

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21 Kristie Lynn October 13, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I actually really don’t like foam on things – I get sad when I order a latte and it has foam on it when it’s not supposed to! I know I’m in the minority though :)

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22 Paige(Running Around Normal) October 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm

I love going out for runs and not worrying about speed! Makes it much more enjoyable and in the moment.
That sweet potatoe salad looks delicious!

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23 Diana October 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm

that salad looks good :)

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24 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope October 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm

That foamy coffee looks SO good! I totally agree that I love my foam. :)

Sounds like a fabulous run, and what a great way to end your workout with your own yoga poses. I’m always amazed at how much Yoga Downloads has taught me!

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25 Spotty Prep October 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm

For our wedding, my mom, my brothers and his parents walked up the aisle to an instrumental version of You Raise Me Up. That was one of my favorite details :)

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26 Jenna October 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm

salad looks great especially with the great harvest roll!
jenna

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27 Daria @ Daria Can Cook October 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Beautiful salad! I’m so glad that sweet potato season is here. :) I’m currently roasting a pumpkin and a turnip in my oven for tonight’s dinner project. I can’t wait!

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28 Erin October 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm

It’s amazing how much coffee can fill you up, especially a latte. I think it’s a mix of caffeine and milk. Sometimes when I have a latte in the morning, I have to make myself to eat something mid-afternoon even if I’m not hungry.

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29 Wendy October 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I must say I am very jealous of your sunshine! We haven’t seen any here in Missouri for several days, and all that’s in the forecast is rain & clouds. Ick.

I always enjoy the slower don’t-care-about pace runs. I think that’s why I enjoyed the long runs when I trained for my half-marathons.

Look forward to the KERF Budgeting video – I really need some help there, and I second the vote for a Meal Planning tutorial!

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30 sue October 13, 2009 at 4:36 pm

now i’ve gotta try sweet potato in a salad…looks great!

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31 Andee (Runtolive) October 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Never thought of putting sweet potato on a salad, great idea. Thanks for all the Gmail tutorials, I had no idea gmail could do so much!

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32 ellen eats beets October 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm

lady that lady looks lovely!! The people here on campus do not not how to make KERF approved salads… It’s tres sad :(

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33 Cynthia (It All Changes) October 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm

I love crazy flee flow yoga. I try to do the poses when TV shows I want to watch are on. I can’t download more yoga so I like to do yoga. Especially my running yoga poses.

I love the foam on coffee too. It’s a yummy addition I don’t make at home.

I can’t wait to see your video later when I have time. I love all the new things I’m learning to do with your tips :-)

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34 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm

sweet potato on salads is my fave. thanks again for doing our blog interview (and linking too)

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35 rachel October 13, 2009 at 6:09 pm

thanks for all the gmail tips!! can you do a video on google reader too?

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36 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now October 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I’d love a video on Windows Live Writer :)

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37 Danica October 13, 2009 at 6:16 pm

The foam is my favorite part of a latte too, but, I really LOVE it when you drizzle caramel on top – it makes it like a marshmallow ~ MMMMM!

LOVE the fast, creative salad. Good luck with all the studying.

P.S. Your leisure pace is still fast, fast :)

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38 Hillary October 13, 2009 at 6:41 pm

What perfect-looking foam – it’s my favorite too : )

I wish you were around to tutor me in metabolism. I have a microbiology exam Friday. Lots of studying to do…

Take care!

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39 angieinatlanta October 13, 2009 at 6:49 pm

The foam on the top of your coffee looks like perfection! Love it!

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40 Tricia October 13, 2009 at 6:51 pm

wet paper towels help with the sweet potatoes and I am glad I am not the only one that eats the skin. I’ve also soaked raisins in apple juice before than cut the sweet potato up a bit and cooked it all in the same bowl together. (V good)

love foam too.. that coffee looks great!

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41 Nicole October 13, 2009 at 7:05 pm

That salad looks great….I bet the sweet potato was a little crouton-y when it dried out!

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42 Meghan@traveleatlove October 13, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I soooo wish I worked at home so I could more easily make yummy lunches like that!

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43 Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) October 13, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I often microwave my sweet potato to save time. I actually just stick a few slits in it and microwave it whole. I cut it up afterwards. I think that might help make it less dry.

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44 Stacey October 13, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Haha. Your lunch almost matches mine exactly :) It was a beautiful day here in Charlotte! I took Cookie (boss’ dog) out for a very long walk around Freedom Park (love their weeping willows) The fresh air was great, after today I can’t believe it’s gonna be in the 50′s for the rest of the week, brrrrrrr

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45 Kath October 13, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Rebecca,
I just drizzle them right onto the lettuce.

Therese,
Loved the video!

Beth,
I’m really not that good with meal planning! There’s nothing to it other than finding recipes. I don’t really have an organized way of doing it. You’ll see in the Calendar video how I put my meals in, but that’s all there is to it.

rachel,
But then everyone would use it and I’d lose pageviews!! I try to keep it a secret ;)

Jenn,
WLW video coming!!

Tricia,
Apple juice + raisins sounds amazing! I never have AJ on hand though.

Kath

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46 maria October 13, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Another awesome video. Super helpful. Love them!

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47 amber October 13, 2009 at 9:32 pm

loving all the interviews. the crock pot one made me laugh! Oh and I love LOVE the peacock feathers, I need to do that. You have great style.

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48 Sarah October 14, 2009 at 9:01 am

Oh my gosh! I am stoked for the KERF budget system! I’m doing better now than I was but I can’t wait to get some more ideas :)

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49 Alison October 14, 2009 at 9:11 am

I’m also intrigued by the upcoming KERF budget system. We’ve been trying to budget, but I’ve yet to find a system I like. I’ve been watching the Nerd KERF series and loving it! Thanks for all of your work on these!

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50 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) October 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I had no idea you could get rid of the ads/web clips! Thanks Kath!

I really should spend more time searching through the settings/labs :)

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