Gray Skies Are Gonna Clear Up

July 5, 2009

Put on a happy face :mrgreen:

We made plans to go running with Andrea and Jess this morning and woke up to a drizzling dreary rain.

But the girls showed up and we decided the run was worth the wet! I’m so glad we decided to go :) It was a fun easy run up and down the winding streets and hills of Charlottesville. We did 4.25 miles and ended back at the hotel for some water and blog chatting.

We said our goodbyes and went on to make breakfast. The breakfast was actually pretty decent with yogurts, oatmeal, soy milk!!, hard boiled eggs, and good coffee.

I decided it was an oatmeal kinda day! I used one packet of instant plain with 1 sliced banana and hot water. I also microwaved it for a bit to thicken it up even more.

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And was excited to use this Barney Butter packet I brought!

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On the side I had a hard-boiled egg for some protein

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And a nice coffee

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Breakfast was very filling in a good way

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We’re off to see a few more sights before we hit the road back to Charlotte, stopping in Greensboro to possibly meet my parents for dinner. But poor Lillis Billis is very sick in Hillsborough – please keep her in your thoughts :(


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1 Mara @ What's for Dinner? July 5, 2009 at 10:10 am

Oh poor kitty… I’ll be thinking about her.
Have a good rest of your weekend!


2 Stacy (IN) July 5, 2009 at 10:11 am

Lillis will be in my thoughts.


3 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) July 5, 2009 at 10:13 am

Glad you had a great run and yummy breakfast…a healthy start!

Enjoy your day!


4 Joy July 5, 2009 at 10:17 am

I’m sorry about your kitty, I bet she’ll be okay! I’ll keep her in my thoughts. Have a nice trip!


5 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 5, 2009 at 10:21 am

Sounds like a great start to your day! I’ll definitely be thinking of Lillis. Hope she feels better soon!


6 Casey July 5, 2009 at 10:32 am

I will be thinking about your kitty! Get well soon!


7 Joanna July 5, 2009 at 10:38 am

Hi Kath,

Thinking about your kitty – hope she gets well!

We were recently in Charlottesville and ate at Blue Moon Diner….very good for breakfast if you’re in town for another day. They put powdered sugar on their pancakes in the shape of Dwight from “The Office”. Hilarious! (here’s a pic:

Really enjoying your blog….thanks for the great ideas on food and general well-being.



8 Jess July 5, 2009 at 10:47 am

Thanks for the run this morning! Sorry about the rain! I promise Charlottesville will be beautiful and sunny the next time you guys come to visit!

Also thanks again for getting everyone together to meet! Have a safe trip!! Hope you come back soon!


9 Danielle July 5, 2009 at 11:00 am

Hope you’re having a blast with your parents :) hope your kitty feels better soon!


10 Emily July 5, 2009 at 11:02 am

Love starting the day with a nice run! It’s a dreary here in Atlanta too, but I actually got my couch loving husband out there with me for 3 miles!!

I’ll definitely be thinking about your kitty!! Poor baby! :(


11 AshleyH July 5, 2009 at 11:02 am

Hey Kath and blog readers!

I just started a blog about natural cooking and my struggles with IBS. I would love for you all to go check it out:


12 WendyF July 5, 2009 at 11:04 am

Oh poor Llillie :-( . Snax, Stretch and Chester send her get wells!


13 Christie @ Quit Your Diet July 5, 2009 at 11:10 am

Aw, poor kitty, I hope she is OK.

Enjoy the rest of you day and travel safe!


14 Cait (Cait's Plate) July 5, 2009 at 11:56 am

SO jealous of that start to the day Kath – that’s the best!

Sorry about the kitty! Hope she’s alright!


15 Jana July 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Oh no, poor Lillis! She is so adorable… I hope she’ll be okay. I’ve had some kitty troubles this year and it’s just heartbreaking.

I’ll be thinking about that adorable piece of fur! :-)


16 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 5, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Glad you were able to get a run in despite the rain – sometimes running in summertime drizzle can be refreshing! And Barney Butter packets are the perfect travel companion. I’m visiting my parents in PA and a packet of BB made an appearance in my breakfast this morning :-)


17 Faith July 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Hope your kitty gets well soon! Enjoy your day!


18 Mom July 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Thanks for your good thoughts about Lillian. We just got home from the emergency vet. She has a bad urinary infection and is now on antibiotics. We’re supposed to push water, although I’m not sure how you do that with a cat. It’s not like we can add apple juice as you do for little kids. Anyway, we’re encouraged.

She’s sends a meow out to any cats that live with Kath’s readers. (I wish she would agree to send a meow out to dogs too, but sadly, Lil is not overly fond of dogs.)



19 Ashley C July 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Aww hope your kitty gets better- I just had to let my cat of 18 years go last month :( But good that she got antibiotics.
Glad you liked charlotesville- I never went there when I lived in NC but it looks nice- I used to live in Greensboro- wish I was still there to meet up with you!


20 faith July 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm

hey kath-
let me know about tomorrow!

also, starting a new series about appreciating your body from head to toe, maybe you could let your readers know?


21 Katie (Food. Home. Fitness.) July 5, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Always inspiring to see examples of healthy, balanced eating even when you’re not at home! It definately takes a little more planning and forethought, but it’s so worth it!! Great blog Kath! :)


22 Linda July 5, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I hope your kitty gets well soon!

I just returned from my road trip to North of San Francisco, and am catching up on blogging and your recent holiday. It’s been a lot of fun to read about the various places you’ve visited!


23 Biz319 July 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Hope you have time to spend with your parents – poor kitty!


24 Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 5, 2009 at 5:36 pm

“And spread sunshine all over the place….” – hope your day cleared up! Where do you find those Barney Butter packets?


25 Elizabeth July 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I hope Lil recovers quickly on the antibiotics…. thanks for the update Mom!


26 Kathy July 5, 2009 at 6:55 pm

I have yet to try barney butter, but want to so badly! looks yummy!


27 leslie July 5, 2009 at 7:41 pm

i love when hotel breakfasts surprise you with good options. hope lillian feels better soon!


28 Christina July 5, 2009 at 8:12 pm

A run in the rain sounds like so much fun – And I hope Lillian’s doing okay!


29 Brittany July 5, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Hope kitty gets better, rain and running, could be fun, just don’t trip, have fun.


30 Heather July 5, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Easy, affordable, and healthy.. That is my kind of breakfast!


31 Stacey July 6, 2009 at 8:03 am

:( Poor kitty


32 Kath July 6, 2009 at 9:13 am




33 G. July 7, 2009 at 10:55 am

Hope Miss Lillis is better!


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