Human Trot

November 26, 2009

Man, it’s one of those days where the time has slipped through our fingers!!! Matt and I slept late (he needed it after cramming 40 hours into 4 days but I sure didn’t!) and then procrastinated going for a run by nodding back off to sleep! By the time we woke up again it was 9:00!!! We finally got out of bed and got dressed to run. I had 2 big bites of banana with some Nuttzo before we left.

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We trotted ~5 miles in a clover shape around our neighborhood. And I swear it was ALL uphill!! Next time we are doing it in reverse :) It was a fun foggy run though, and we saw tons of other people out exercising. And one guy holding a mimosa!

Once home, showered and dressed, it was 11:00!! I was |thisclose| to having a green monster but again, I put the ingredients away when I pictured the icy cold drink in my hands. We have a bunch of avocados and Matt decided to make egg + avocado oatmeal. I was going to have that too, but I chickened out at the last minute ;) The muffin was too tempting!!

We shared a whipped banana base (made with 1/3 cup oats each and splitting a banana and some chia seeds)

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My bowl was topped with Carrot Raisin Walnut muffin from Great Harvest, plum jam and Costco PB

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And his was topped with egg + avocado

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+ Big Papi sauce! I had a bite and it was super spicy! I was happy with my muffin decision : )

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I discovered that our EarthFare eggs come from a family farm in Hillsborough where I grew up and the owners go to my parents’ church and have been family friends for years! Mrs. Latta was my preschool teacher :) So fun that we really know where this eggs come from

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+ GROG 

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Since we just finished breakfast at 11:30 and are eating "dinner" at 3PM, I’m calling this brunch.

Gotta go get a’cookin’!!

Thanksgiving Goals:

  1. Eat mindfully
  2. Focus on how I FEEL and stop before I’m stuffed so I can….
  3. Save room for pie x 3!!

So thankful for all of you guys!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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1 Jenna November 26, 2009 at 11:50 am

your oatmeal defs looks great!
jenna

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2 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 26, 2009 at 11:51 am

I’m going to try and eat mindfully tonight too…hopefully my mind doesn’t want to gobble everything up! I think I can do it! And you too!

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3 Kath November 26, 2009 at 11:53 am

Gobble, gobble :)

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4 Food Makes Fun Fuel November 26, 2009 at 11:55 am

That’s such a cool connection you found on an egg carton! How random but a great reminder that the world is small and friends and family are never far away. Happy Thanksgiving!

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5 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) November 26, 2009 at 11:56 am

I love the idea of avocado + eggs on oats! With hot sauce too, definitely ;-)

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6 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 26, 2009 at 11:58 am

I am too scared to try savory oats, but they look good!

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7 skinnyrunner November 26, 2009 at 12:02 pm

i too am scared of avocados in oatmeal but i love avos!
happy thanksgiving, have a wonderful day!

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8 Julie November 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to the KERF Family!
I am shooting for the same goals today. I plan on treating this like any other meal, not a food free for all.

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9 Paige@ RunningAroundNormal November 26, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nice job on the uphill run!

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10 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) November 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm

oooh, I”m diggin Matt’s bowl.

Happy Thanksgiving to the both of you! :)

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11 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) November 26, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Both bowls look yummy! Have a great day, Happy Thanksgiving ;)

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12 VeggieGirl November 26, 2009 at 12:28 pm

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! :)

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13 Light Delight with TouTou November 26, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Oh thanks for the tip of thanks giving eats! I’ll try my best to eat mindfully and enjoy every bite :-D
have a great day!

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14 caronae November 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Kath! Hope it’s a good one :)

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15 Mama Pea November 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Yeah, good decision on that oatmeal. Happy Thanksgiving, Kath!

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16 Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Yummy looking oats. I am not brave enough yet to put avocado in my oats, but maybe one day I will try it. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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17 Amanda November 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm

That is awesome about your eggs! I really should look into finding some more locally-sourced, free run eggs.

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18 gina g November 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm

happy thanksgiving!

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19 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) November 26, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy that pie x 3 :D

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20 Libby November 26, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Kath! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and friends!

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21 Cat November 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Wow, eggs and avocado sound interesting and yummy. Creative! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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22 Biz November 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Matt & Kath!

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23 Julie @savvyeats November 26, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Hooray for eating mindfully! When there’s lot of dishes we want to try, we just need to take baby portions of everything. Except for maybe pie. I’ll probably have a normal-sized piece of pie. ;)

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24 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Kath!

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25 Rebecca November 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Kath!
I am grateful for you and your wonderful blog!
Today I ran a 5 mile turkey trot. It was my first race ever, and I honestly feel that you and your blog helped inspire me to run!
You are so devoted to this blog and living a healthy life. Your blog is inspiring, fun and a joy to read.
Have a great day.

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26 Kath November 26, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Aww thanks so much :)

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27 Lexi November 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, Kath! Hope its a great day :)

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28 Cara (Cara Craves...) November 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Enjoy your Thanksgiving day…
I only wish I had an excuse to eat a full turkey meal…must wait till Christmas…not too long now. I will live vicariously through your delicious eats :)

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29 Erin November 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! Wow, I’m impressed that you’re keeping a regular posting schedule even today. :)

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30 candice November 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! Both your oatmeals (? lol) look yummy~ I never would’ve thought of putting avocado with egg! I actually have like 10 avocados sitting around right now, so I’m looking for ways to use them up. ;)

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31 Ameena November 26, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! The oatmeal looks delicious as always.

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32 Sarah November 26, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Awesome egg connection! Happy Thanksgiving!

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33 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 26, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Sounds like a fabulous way to spend your Thanksgiving morning. Have a wonderful holiday Kath!

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34 Diana November 26, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

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35 Alison November 26, 2009 at 3:30 pm

great thanksgiving philosophy. i’d rather save up for more pie as well! it’s all about saving room for the foods you love. happy thanksgiving, kath!

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36 christie @ honoring health November 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Matt’s oatmeal idea is really good. I might do that one tomorrow!!

hoping you are having a great Thanksgiving!

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37 Hillary (Nutrition Nut on the Run) November 26, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, Kath! I am very thankful for your inspirational blog.

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38 Lisa @bakebikeblog November 26, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Those ‘savoury’ oats look great! I will have to give them a try!

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39 Ross November 26, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Hey Kath!

Like you and many of your readers, I am the biggest oatmeal lover! However, recently I have been getting small spots around my mouth, and along my jaw, I was told it could be due to having lots of oats. I have been known to eat almost 1.5 cups in one day, 1/2 for breakfast, 1/2 in an oatmeal pancake, 1/2 in something else. But its a one off and usually day to day its always 2/3 or less of a cup. I am trying to cut oats out to see if it really is the cause because there hasn’t been anything new in my diet other than oats (8 weeks now). Do you anyone to have such a reaction to oats and if its normal?

Thanks!

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40 Kath November 26, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Ross,
I’ve never heard of any reaction like that to oats. Who told you about it? My recommendation would be to take a little break and see what happens. Perhaps see a doctor if they come back.

K

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41 Ross November 27, 2009 at 2:10 am

Thanks, I will be trying that, but its so so hard! Wish me luck :)

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42 emily November 26, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

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43 Madelin @ What is for breakfast? November 26, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Those would be my goals too ;). Good luck and enjoy the fun!

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44 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 26, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I love your goals for the day. And its awesome that you got out to run even after sleeping in. I think if I had gone back to sleep I would have skipped the run. But I’m glad I got out this morning because it made my day that much better.

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45 Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) November 26, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Kath!

I think I’m with you on the oats- but some day (perhaps for dinner) I’d try Matt’s version.

Very cool egg-nection. I would very much like to find a local source for eggs as I eat quite a lot of them!

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46 Lisa November 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Okay, I love eggs with avocado and I love oatmeal, but the three of them together? topped off with hot sauce? yeah, I’m not sure about that! Not for me. Your oatmeal however, looked like something I’d enjoy! Hope you had a great day!

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47 Ilana November 26, 2009 at 10:11 pm

I spoke to my mom earlier today and she told me about this “amazing bakery” that fed all the runners of her charity race this morning, that she and my stepfather make yearly Thanksgiving contributions to, and she started telling me about their “amazing bread,” and I asked, “Are you talking about Great Harvest, by any chance?” she couldn’t believe I knew about it, and hen she asked me how I did, I said, “Oh…Kath!” And then I sent her your blog.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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48 Kath November 27, 2009 at 9:03 am

Oh how fun! And funny you had a gut feeling that she was talking about GH :)

K

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49 Shari Latta November 28, 2009 at 8:19 am

Katherine,
Our whole family enjoyed reading your Thanksgiving Brunch entry, especially about your use of our eggs! Yes, it is a small world and we think your blog is sure to inspire us to be more mindful of living a healthier life style this year.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Shari and Mark

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50 Carolyn November 28, 2009 at 8:51 pm

That’s cool about the eggs. I notice the company is based in Asheville. That’s one of me and my husband’s favorite places. :) We even named our cat Asheville.

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