Get Up And GO!

September 26, 2010

^^ I did not!

I woke up at 7 this morning to drizzling rain. Not much fun for a Sunday AM run! I tended to my emails, emptied my Google Reader, and checked in on Twitter….laid there for 45 minutes debating if we should cancel the run or not! I pretended I had a race I was training for and imagined myself getting wet. Nothing was working.

Finally Matt woke up and I asked him if he still wanted to run. "Nah" he said. "Can we go later this afternoon instead," I replied? "That sounds worse. Let’s go now."

So after all that, we actually WENT!

I was hesitant to leave the porch…

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But I ate a date and we were off. It was a fantastic 4 mile run. And then rain held off!

I could have kept running, actually, but we made it back to our porch and called it a day.

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I promised cereal!

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Used up one of my first samples from the festival yesterday. I liked this guy – it had a lot of texture variety and was on the lighter side (110 calories for 2/3 a cup with 3g fiber, 2g protein and 7g sugar). However it was actually a little too sweet for me. And it was a bit like eating air! I would have 1.5ed the portion if I had more.

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I mixed the packet with about 2 tbsp raw oats and 1 tbspish buckwheat kernals to bulk it up a bit and dilute the sweetness. Plus a small banana and 2 fresh figs that I found at Whole Foods!! Oh, and a small handful of chopped almonds for some more FAT! <– the key to satiety for me. AND a cup or so of organic skim milk!

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No idea how long this will hold me over. I’m guessing I could get 3-4 hours vs my normal 4-5 out of it. But since I didn’t eat breakfast until 9 and lunch is probably 12-1 I should be good. I have to remind myself sometimes that I can always have a snack!

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In an hour we’re headed to the Foxfield Horse Race! I have had very bad experiences with horse races in the past. We used to go to the Carolina Cup in Camden, SC in college. The first year I went I was on crutches after my foot surgery – it was AWFUL!! I had to walk a mile on them and use the porta john.

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It was also about 30* that day!

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The next year we went was a bit more fun, but we had a major bus issue that made the ride last 3 hours longer than it should. I vowed I’d never go to another horse race!

[That is indeed seltzer and not some kind of vodka mix!]

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Pretty sure this is Matt standing on a keg drinking

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So this year – it’s cold and raining!! I have such bad luck. We have good food planned and Karen’s excited, so I will be excited too :)

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 26, 2010 at 9:18 am

Ah, I hope the the weather holds out!

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2 Camille September 26, 2010 at 9:21 am

Good for your for toughing it out through your run!
Thank goodness you have a running buddy around :)

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3 Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries September 26, 2010 at 9:21 am

Congrats on getting out there for your run! And my friend is at Foxfield today!! Hope the rain holds off for you guys. I’ve been to Carolina Cup the past two years and really enjoyed it! :)

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4 Heather September 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

I hope the weather holds out!

Great job on your run -sometimes I feel like 90% of exercise is just getting out the door. That’s the hardest part!

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5 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 26, 2010 at 9:24 am

Yay for the run! The feeling afterwards always overrules the feeling before :D (I just did 18miles in monsoon-like rain..I have to get that in someone cos it’s a PR for me :D)
Have a great time at the races!! I used to love going :)

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6 S @ extremebalance.net/blog September 26, 2010 at 9:29 am

You’re a trouper! If anyone said to me: “let’s go later this afternoon”, I’d have the “yes” out without even pausing. I totally expected that story to have another ending, so as I sit here trying to work up the motivation to change for a foggy, chilly morning run, I guess I’ll pick the happier ending, too. Thanks Kath!

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7 Food & Other Things September 26, 2010 at 9:31 am

Glad the rain held off for your run! Hope you have a fun day despite the weather!

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8 Toronto Girl West September 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

We’re having similar weather here in Vancouver, except that it’s a full on rain. I’ve been fighting off a cold so I think I’ll have to opt to do my long run at the hotel gym.

It’s too bad though – I’d planned a glorious run along the seawall! Bugt there will be a next time! :)

Glad you enjoyed your run! Hope the rest of your day goes as well!!

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9 Lauren at KeepItSweet September 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

hopefully the weather won’t be too bad, have fun!

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10 Natalia - a side of simple September 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

Congratualtions on the run! Even if the race turns out to be not-so-good, at least you can comfort yourself with a great morning run =)

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11 Heather September 26, 2010 at 9:35 am

I needed this post this morning!!! I’m now inspired to get off the couch and do some type of exercise!

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12 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 26, 2010 at 9:41 am

Glad you got your run in! Have fun at the races!

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13 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) September 26, 2010 at 9:42 am

I never went to Carolina Cup at school–I wish I did though! Although from what I hear/see it’s more drinking than horse watching.

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14 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman September 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

This sounds like such a fun annual event, even though your experience hasn’t been the best….maybe this year will be the turn around year:) cheers!

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15 Meg September 26, 2010 at 9:51 am

You rock Kath! :) Have a fantastic time today – I can’t wait to see/read/hear ALL about it :D

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16 Erin September 26, 2010 at 9:53 am

It started raining in the middle of my run so I cut it short but still, 3 miles is a nice way to start Sunday.

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17 Julia September 26, 2010 at 9:54 am

You look amazing! So fit, healthy and beautiful.

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18 Kath September 26, 2010 at 3:56 pm

:) THanks

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19 faith @ gracefulfitness September 26, 2010 at 9:55 am

Love Matt in a bowtie, so cute! Hope you enjoy the day!

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20 Samantha September 26, 2010 at 10:12 am

I love trying to look for your reflection in your spoons:)
XO

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21 Anne September 26, 2010 at 10:14 am

I just got back from a ~5 mile walk where it looked like it was going to rain the whole time too but it didn’t. I have walked in the rain though and I don’t mind that much. Unless it’s very cold.

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22 Matt September 26, 2010 at 10:15 am

It’s called The Gollum when you stand on the keg and drink! Helps to stroke your wedding ring and talk about the Precious

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23 Anne September 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

I had never heard of that! LOL

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24 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies September 26, 2010 at 10:16 am

Ahaha the pic of Matt on the keg is great.

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25 stacey-healthylife September 26, 2010 at 10:26 am

That last picture is HILARIOUS. :)

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26 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

Aw I hope it is fun!!
Runs in the rain are actually fun to me :)

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27 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine September 26, 2010 at 10:30 am

Oh I love cereal for breakfast. I just crave that crunch!! The last picture is absolutely hysterical…you should re-create it with the keg in your basement :) Have fun today!

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28 Jamie @ Food in Real Life September 26, 2010 at 10:34 am

Good job getting out there for a run! I actually really like running in the rain for some odd reason. It’s just that “im sweaty and nasty, might as well be wet and cold” kind of feeling. It makes me feel tough. That bow tie is really cute on Matt and I love your white blazer.

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29 holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 26, 2010 at 11:10 am

Sometimes you just have to get going! And I totally agree, whenever I put off a workout to later in the day, I don’t do it or I am miserable doing it!

Have fun today! I can’t believe how different you look from you post-surgery days to last year!

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30 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 26, 2010 at 11:16 am

i love your porch!

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31 Kristina @ spabettie September 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

have a great time… THIRD time’s a charm?? ;)

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32 Laughter-Loving Stacy September 26, 2010 at 11:35 am

I never win much money at horse races! Fun to watch, but I walk out with only $5 more! (at least it’s not less, I guess).

And I love running in the rain (if it’s not pounding)! I get so hot and a little rain feels so nice. Plus I’m from the Seattle area, so rain is nothin’ to me (since it rains there 600 days out of the year). :)

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33 Chelsea at Striking Balance September 26, 2010 at 11:46 am

Love the photo of Matt on the keg- so funny! :) Enjoy your day!

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34 christina cadden September 26, 2010 at 11:51 am

Good for you guys for finishing the race!

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35 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Yay for the run!

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36 Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) September 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Matt on a keg !? hehe! love that shot.

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37 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm

It’s always so much better running in the morning that putting it off for the afternoon. I always end up talking myself out of it if I wait.

Hope you have fun at the races besides the weather- maybe 4th’s time a charm next year? :P

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38 Laura September 26, 2010 at 2:22 pm

You always feel better once you do it:) i love your bowl for your cereal! so quirky!x

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39 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 26, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I guess I should have read this post before the horse race post.. because it looks like you had a fablous time!

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40 Sana September 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Awesome run!

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41 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Mix ins are key in order to make cereal more filling! Otherwise I get hungry an hour later. :P

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42 Paula September 26, 2010 at 6:52 pm

That cereal looks interesting. I have not seen that brand in the store. I prefer Great Harvest granola myself. At least I know that stuff is made fresh. Hope you enjoyed the races.

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43 Hannah September 26, 2010 at 8:16 pm

You had me at figs… Love those sweet little suckers! :P

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44 Heather September 27, 2010 at 8:24 am

I have that cereal at home also – my kids love it …. probably because it is sweet. I have to say it’s very delicious as a topping on a pumpkin smoothie in a bowl :)

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