Ghosts In The Night

March 4, 2010

He was here! And now he’s gone!! Matt woke up up at 10:30 to say hello and was gone sometime in the night for work. He is crazy!

But he brought me a bottle of one of our favorite honeymoon wines from Ledson!!! <3

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Emily and I are insane. We were up at the crack of dawn to go running together since we’re both out of town this weekend. She drove over to my house and we departed at 5:30 in 28*. We were ghost runners :)

I had a banana (with added Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter) before we left.

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We set out for 8 miles, but about 4 miles in we both started having problems. Emily‘s stomach was hurting and I developed a HUGE BLISTER on my foot. This guy was peeking out during our 10 miler and seemed to be all healed up but he came back with a vengence. We ended up cutting our run short (thankfully we had a short cut to take) because I don’t think either of us could have ran another step when we returned. It was tough, but we made it 7.23 miles.

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Michelle let me borrow her Camelbak to test it out before purchasing one of my own. It was AWESOME!!!!!!!! I couldn’t feel it at all after getting going and the water was priceless. Will be so helpful on those double digit runs with a little homemade sport drink inside! Thanks Michelle!

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Our spirits were lifted after a hot shower (although we BOTH got horrible raised welts of hives on our butts from the cold –> transition!) when we came down to make some killer oats

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The Mix (for TWO):

Galaxy Granola! They are just launching a “Fruit Not Fat” campaign and sent out some samples. This granola is AWESOME!! It tastes like of like Lucky Charms. It’s really, really crunchy and light. Loved it!!

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Ingredients + Nutrition: (Click to enlarge)

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My new Earthfare coffee!

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Emily got a heart. I got nothin’

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Open Sky Caftea Group Shop!

Get your cold, thirsty paws on some of this:


$15 for TWO bags: Chocolate Truffle & Creme Brulee.

Click here for the page.

TWENTY-SIX (26!!) people have to buy it or the deal is off. If you submit an offer and 26 don’t join in, you don’t spend a dime. If 26 do, it’s a deal!

Starts this morning (now) and ends on Saturday AM.


Annnnd I’m off!

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1 Freya@ Brit Chick Runs March 4, 2010 at 8:24 am

Oooh nasty blister!! I had a horrible run this morning too – must be something in the air :(
I’m liking the sound of that granola though…and Matt! How sweet to bring you that wine :) he’s a keeper!!! Have a good day :)


2 Samantha March 4, 2010 at 8:41 am

Mornin’ K!
I start every morning with you for healthy inspiration : )
Thank you!


3 Kath March 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm
4 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

Hives on your butts?!? EEK! That doesn’t sound like fun :-(

Sorry your run wasn’t the best…they can’t all be winners, right?


5 Heather March 4, 2010 at 9:05 am

ouch for blisters! I have one on the side of my big toe form my half marathon last sunday and it won’t go away! BAh!
good job on the run.


6 Stacey March 4, 2010 at 9:09 am

Awww poor Kath :( Maybe you’ll get a pic in your coffee tomorrow?? 😀 Ugh, I hate running blisters. And even though you cut your run short, you were still semi-close to your 8-mile mark! Told ya you’d love the Camelbak!! I can’t even feel it when I use it, so awesome


7 Melissa March 4, 2010 at 9:18 am

Two things (both unrelated to this post, though!) One is that I just went out for a 5 mile run and decided to tackle some hills – I ran on my toes like you said and it made SUCH a difference!! I started to love the challenge of sprinting up the hills and ran an extra mile in search for more haha. So THANKS for the advice!

On another note, my dad (who is NOT a healthy eater) listens to NPR everyday. Michael Pollan was a guest yesterday and my dad came home wanting to read my “Food Rules” book. I think ‘real food’ is starting to sink into him! I just listened to the clip and its pretty funny. Its a quick 5 minutes –


8 Kath March 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Glad the toes worked!!

Will go listen to Michael :)


9 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full March 4, 2010 at 9:29 am

That blister does not look fun…sorry. I’m impressed you made it 7 miles! The weather is supposed to be perfect for running this weekend!


10 megan March 4, 2010 at 9:31 am

wow, i can’t believe you already went on a 7 mile run, showered, and ate breakfast! ha, i slept in this morning and barely had time to pack my lunch before work. you inspire me. I”m looking forward to my lunchtime run!


11 Courtney March 4, 2010 at 9:32 am

Man almighty do your oats look good this morning!


12 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 4, 2010 at 9:36 am

Sorry about the run getting cut short. I always get frustrated when I set out to do something and events I can’t control take over. At least you had a great breakfast! Hope the blister heals quickly…those really suck. I am glad to hear someone else say they get hives from the cold. I was starting to think I was the only “freak” that happens to!


13 skinnyrunner March 4, 2010 at 9:42 am

at least you got 7+ miles in this morning! even with that gross blister…


14 shannon (the daily balance) March 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

yikes! get some neosporin on that baby! I am OUT of Cacao Bliss ;(

must stock up!


15 Anne March 4, 2010 at 10:01 am

Saw this today on Daily Candy and thought you might be interested in checking them out!
Mad Hectic Oatmeal!


16 Kath March 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Checking it out now..


17 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 4, 2010 at 10:10 am

I neeeeed a Camelbak and I’ve been debating getting one for years! I cannot run without water which is one reason why I preferred the treadmill for so long. Now that I love running outside and the weather is warming up, I’ll have to look into it.


18 Heather (Heather's Dish) March 4, 2010 at 10:15 am

what a bummer about the blister. that’s so much more frustrating that hurting an ankle or something (in my opinion) because you can do just about everything else BUT run! i hope it heals quickly for you!


19 Kristilyn (My 29th Year) March 4, 2010 at 10:25 am

Blisters suck! I got some on my first longest run and ended up buying moleskin. I got 2 kinds – one that’s like a bandaid, and one that’s supposedly reusable. Well, on my next longest run I wore the reusable ones and they ended up on top of my foot by the end of the run. And I had blisters. Wonderful.

Anyway, the point is that the regular, bandaid-like moleskin really works well on feet!

Your oats look fantastic, by the way! And I’m glad to hear the camelback works! I might have to think about that for my half marathon.



20 Allison K March 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

ah the “welts” from cold outside exercise to the shower the worst!

Be sure to put moleskin (i’m sure plenty of commenters have said this already) on your feet, as soon as you get “hot spots.” I would carry some with you on your run!


21 Jill March 4, 2010 at 11:12 am

Hey there,

I love all of your oatmeal recipes and they’ve given me great ideas (like adding chia seed and now I LOVE Justin’s maple almond butter in my oats, on toast, or tortillas, anything!). I wake up and read every morning :). I really like to add blueberries, frozen berries, or shredded apple more that I like pumpkin because I like when the blueberries burst and turn my oats blue (and I ALWAYS add banana slices after the water boils). Do you ever add whole berries or fruit to your oats or do you prefer them without?


22 Kath March 4, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I like fresh berries in the summertime, but I don’t care for frozen at all


23 Estela @ Weekly bite March 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

Blisters are the worst! I’ve had my fair share!

Mole skin helped a lot!

Have a great day!


24 Christie @ Honoring Health March 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Oh man, I wish I drank coffee, that is an awesome deal!


25 Jil March 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Oooh, ouch. Hope that sucker heals up quickly…and for good! :)


26 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Sorry about your run!! Blisters are the worst… except for chafing. If you haven’t experienced the joys of that yet, just wait. Body glide works wonders.. just saying.

Glad you liked the Camelbak! Once I can run again and get back up into the double digjts, I’m thinking of investing in one but I was wondering if it was worth it.

That granola sounds awesome!!! Is it available in stores?


27 Erin March 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Ugh. I hate blisters. I had one last week and it finally decided to go away. Body glide was my savior until it disappeared!

I love the “Fruit not Fat” campaign! Also…I hope you get a picture tomorrow!! I always look in my coffee for something but it’s always just a circle…nothing exciting!

Lastly, I’m an MPH student and my practicum is about fruits and veggies. I’m working with a nutrition prof and I now regret not getting my RD!! I love seeing all the fun things you are doing! I’ve considered going back and getting my RD, but I’ve been on the path for med school (in addition to an MPH) so long that I can’t give it up :) Thanks for your awesome posts!!


28 Chelsea March 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Galaxy is local here and I’ve been eating for about 6 months or so? Back with the old packaging. I can’t have it now but it was my granola of choice :(

Maybe you need to invest in better shoes and/or socks?


29 BB March 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm

That blister looks awful! I get them too but I get them a lot less now that I switched to wool socks. Maybe try that?


30 Suzanne March 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm

You might want to try Blister Block BandAids. They’re a bit pricier than other band aids, but they’re the only thing that seem to prevent blisters for me when doing half marathons. And they help after the fact, making it easier to walk when you have one.


31 Froyogi March 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Ah Ledson…One of the best private room tastings for $50 a person if you ever go back (or haven’t done this). Private Room, cheese, yummies, and you can open up bottles of reserves….amazing


32 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm

You need some moleskin my lady!!! I am the blister QUEEN and it works quite well. :)


33 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm

just don’t put it over a RAW blister….fyi…lol


34 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad March 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I second that!!!


35 [email protected]:// March 4, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Yummy oats. I have had that granola before and it was really good.


36 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad March 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Does the Camelback feel heavy on your back? I’m interested in one of those, but the added weight does not sound appealing.


37 Kath March 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Not at all!! It was great. I bought one!


38 Anne P March 4, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Oooo I need to try one of those camelbak things… I tried a water belt and hated it (too bouncy), and I tried a handheld bottle and that really annoyed me too since I felt unbalanced with it heavy in one hand. Hmm….


39 The Wife of a Dairyman March 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Love Ledson Winery! I just had some of their wine on our girls night out the other night. But the winery itself is so beautiful and castle like!


40 christina cadden March 4, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Your blister looks like it hurts..Take care of that girl.


41 lynn (The Actors Diet) March 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm

ouch! i hate blisters!


42 Carolyn March 4, 2010 at 9:46 pm

That blister looks painful!!


43 Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. March 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm

That wine looks awesome and your blister… well it doesn’t.


44 Emily March 4, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I had Galaxy Granola two summers ago when I was out West in Sun Valley and absolutely loved it! I haven’t seen it anywhere since then so thanks for reminding me! I thought the “baking in an apple” idea was really clever. Maybe I’ll search for it or order it offline soon.


45 Hannah March 5, 2010 at 4:14 am

Oooh, I did fall in love with Lucky Charms when I went to the US on exchange a few years ago! Whole Grain, so healthy, right! 😀 Sorry about the blister – but sometimes, you’ve just got to listen to your body and rest, I guess!


46 Sophie @ yumventures March 5, 2010 at 9:09 am

I am the queen of blisters! Have you tried putting moleskin over it? Its like a band aid, but it comes in big pieces and you cut it to whatever size you want, and the whole thing is sticky. Its meant to become like part of your skin so it doesn’t roll up or anything when rubbing against your shoes. I would give it a try — works wonders!


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