I Should Have A Degree In Logistics

July 30, 2011

I went on a little adventure this morning.

Our family friends were coming by bakery at 8:30 on their way to the beach, and so I needed to plan my run, breakfast, photography and blogging around visiting with them.

I could have gotten up at 6 to run, but since last night was kind of late, I didn’t care to do that.

Option 2 was to run 3 miles to the bakery, meet + greet, and run back. But I’m stuck on a 4 mile plan and didn’t know how 6 would be in this heat. I was also pretty hungry and ate a few handfuls of Cville Cluster plus a date before I left and wanted to let that digest a bit.


    1. Bike there
    2. Run there
    3. Meet + greet
    4. Photograph
    5. Eat bread
    6. Bike home
    7. Shower
    8. Blog

The plan took action! Once I arrived at the bakery, I ran 3.2 miles in the neighborhood and came back soaked!! Everything I touched – from the computer mouse to the computer chair – got wet.


Shortly later, Ransome and his family arrived! They’re on they way from Baltimore to Hilton Head and stopped through for bread + sandwiches (and to see us!) Ransome was a dear friend of my grandfather’s and remains close to our family.


While we were hanging out, our newest bread was coming out of the oven!!


CVILLE CRUNCH!!! Formerly known as Flax Oat Bran. My very very very favorite Great Harvest Bread! It is our doughiest bread and it’s also super crunchy from flax + walnuts. Best bread ever!


Today it lived up to my expectations – hot out of the oven and slathered in vanilla almond butter


Wee bit of coffee on the side and breakfast it was.


[I cannot believe how different blogging with my point n shoot is – the photos look so different!]


I’m in desperate need of a shower and then I have to quickly get myself back to the bakery to work the noontime customer service shift!

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1 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 30, 2011 at 9:34 am

Haha, I went running before work once thinking I wouldn’t get that sweaty- wrong, I sweat like a beast! Luckily I work at a gym, so I could shower :)


2 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing July 30, 2011 at 9:37 am

Wow — dedication! :) Love that you found a way to integrate your workout. And your friends are such a cute family. Hope you have a great Saturday!


3 Nikita July 30, 2011 at 9:40 am

You are so good at planning! I’m biking to work today and bringing a change of clothes and some deodorant- I just can’t avoid sweating and there’s no place for me to shower there!


4 Cait's Plate July 30, 2011 at 9:41 am

I literally let out a gasp when you revealed what the new bread was. OH MY GOODNESS! “Best bread ever” times 1000! I really, REALLY need to get my butt down to Cville (and pray that you’re making a fresh batch of that stuff when I do!).

I saw your tweet about logistics – I give you credit for all the figuring you do day to day! My brain would probably explode. Keeps ya young I guess right?!


5 Susan July 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

Keeps her younger –
heehee – sick joke, I know.


6 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 30, 2011 at 9:44 am

You are so good at planning things! Sounds like a very productive morning! Hope you had fun with your family friends, have a fantastic saturday!


7 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 30, 2011 at 9:46 am

I wish I was a expert planner like you haha! that new bread sounds/looks amazing :)


8 Sylvia @ My Attempt at Balanced Living July 30, 2011 at 9:47 am

You really do know how to keep yourself busy to the max huh? Awesome job still getting your exercise in and maintaining all commitments 😀 BTW that bread truly looks like the best bread ever!


9 PaleoRunnerGirl July 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

You look like you got a bit sunkissed! That bread looks delicious! Reading your blog makes me miss bread. I guess the vanilla almond butter would be Paleo-friendly! I may need to get my hands on some of that! :)


10 Lauri (Redheadrecipes.com) July 30, 2011 at 9:53 am

I’ve noticed w/my point & shoot that the pics always look SO much better/more centered on the camera than they do when I load them onto the computer… I’m not sure if this is my inexperience w/ photography or if its the lack of a ‘view finder’! Still hoping to get a DSLR soon, and hoping my pics will be more centered!!

That bread looks YUMmmmmM!


11 Baking N Books July 30, 2011 at 9:54 am

That sounds like a lot of stressful planning to me.

I think the photos look good!


12 Gina @ running to the kitchen July 30, 2011 at 9:54 am

The pictures still look great. Glad you could get your run in!


13 lynn @ the actor's diet July 30, 2011 at 9:55 am

i feel like my entire life is planning around meeting people and trying to be as hungry as possible – i even have an acronym for it now AHAP


14 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 30, 2011 at 9:55 am

Who needs a word search or crosswords when your brain is running around like that! Geeze, you go girl! I never know how to fit everything in when I’m in a pinch…. I need to go make my list for today, like go make it now…. Guess I better get going, huh>!


15 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 30, 2011 at 9:56 am

You are one busy lady!

Have a great Saturday


16 Kerry July 30, 2011 at 10:17 am

Whats a point n shoot – have you got a new camera?


17 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

A point and shoot is a small digital camera that doesn’t have as many features as a big DSLR. I used a point and shoot for my first 2 years of blogging and then upgraded to a pro camera. But I still use my point n shoot when I”m doing rough things like biking or hiking


18 Reb (Life Doesn't Have to Suck) July 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Do you have an iPhone? I can’t believe how good the camera function is. Point and shoot, phone, etc, etc, etc, all in one.


19 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I have Android and my phone camera is not good at all. I haven’t been all that impressed with iPhone photos compared to DSLRs, but for point n shoot quality they sure are good


20 Reb (Life Doesn't Have to Suck) July 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Oh, totally. It’s got nothing on the DSLR. But sometimes it’s just soooo nice to carry something light. I alternate between carrying full DSLR equipment (3 lenses +tripod) for my video work and sometimes I just need a vacation from it all. Hence, iPhone. :)


21 Kerry August 1, 2011 at 3:36 am

Ah I have a point n shoot then :-) The DSLR pictures do look very different, much better!


22 Jentree July 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

Ransome’s family is just gorgeous! =)


23 Brittany @ A Spoonful of Peanut Butter July 30, 2011 at 10:36 am

I still have yet to try Almond Butter. You must think I’m crazy. But, it’s the price tag that keeps me from trying some! lol. I always go into the store and stare at a jar of almond butter…for $6…which would probably only last me 5 days (tops. and thats if my dad doesn’t try it). Then I’d have a new addiction….that costs alot. lol


24 Kerry August 1, 2011 at 3:38 am

It is very expensive in the UK too – Kath did a post once where she made her own – that could be cheaper if you ever get a good deal on some bulk almonds?


25 rumfunandsun July 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

See this is what is wrong with me, I would have totally said oops no time to workout!!!!


26 Lynda @ Healthy Hoboken Girl July 30, 2011 at 10:40 am

Good for you, Kath! You have to make time to squeeze it all in. Thanks for always reminding us to put ourselves on the calendar!

You’re a rockstar! Happy weekend!


27 Whitney July 30, 2011 at 10:43 am

Will you be at the store tomorrow? I will be in town visiting friends and would love to stop by and give you some treats from my Kilwins chocolate shoppe 😀


28 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Unfortunately we’re closed on Sundays!! :( Will you be here Monday?


29 Whitney July 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Oh boo! Yes !! I will be sure to swing by on our way out of town 😀


30 Khushboo July 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

I’m glad I’m not the only one who takes planning very seriously :)..sounds like you nailed it!


31 Hillary July 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

I don’t know how you ran outside today, but kudos to you!!


32 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 30, 2011 at 10:54 am

Love that doughy bread! Way to make it work logistically – I find half the battle is not getting overwhelmed giving up. :)


33 Joyce @ Jranola Joyce July 30, 2011 at 10:59 am

vanilla almond butter?
i need to branch out and try all of these!


34 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 30, 2011 at 11:04 am

You’re so dedicated! Love it! Enjoy your day :)


35 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food July 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

So great you were able to fit everything in! :)


36 Emily @ Savory and Savage July 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

Way to get your workout in! That bread looks especially delicious:-)


37 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

That bread sounds unbelievably DELICIOUS! I want to visit GH Cville stat =]


38 Nicole July 30, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Hi Kath!
I’m a student at UVa, and I absolutely love y’alls Great Harvest – I’m so excited to try the new bread!!!


39 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 1:07 pm

We’re sold out today, but come in on Tuesday to try it!


40 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

That bread looks incredible! I hate blogging with my point and shoot now that I have a DSLR. The pictures don’t look right!


41 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Wow-jam packed morning! That bread looks awesome!! Has me craving some!


42 robin July 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Nice looking family, hope they enjoy the beach.


43 Katie Perkins July 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I never realized that Naturally Nutty butters are based out of my home state! The combination of cinnamon vanilla sun butter & mocha putter is amazing!


44 Molly @ RDexposed July 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I’m glad to see priorities are on you to-do list: eat bread


45 Ellie@fitforthesoul July 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm

wowww crazy productive morning! And Ransome is such a cool name~haha, first initial thought. :) Have a beautiful day Kath!


46 Shayla @ The Good Life July 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I love hearing about your logistics each day and how you work your exercise into it, it’s awesome :)

What a beautiful family…and that bread looks delish! I only have a point n shoot camera…one of these days I’ll get a top notch camera b/c I just looove the quality of your photos!!


47 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I actually didn’t notice any difference in the pics! The point n shoot ones look great, too.


48 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Doughy? Walnuts? Almond? Crunchy from flax seed?

All those words in the same paragraph?!

Food love x1,000,000.



49 Mom July 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Darling picture of Ransome and his three girls!


50 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Looks yum! :)


51 Angel7 July 30, 2011 at 2:40 pm

The Cville Crunch bread sounds great, and I like the fact that it is doughy and has flax and walnuts in it!



52 allpointswhole July 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Way to work it out!


53 Donna July 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm

That’s all you ate for breakfast? Weren’t you hungry?
The bread looks yummy!


54 lisa @ early morning run July 30, 2011 at 8:18 pm

great job getting everything done! Sometimes it’s so important to be creative in order to fit in workouts! That bread looks delicious…I wish I could eat gluten! :(


55 Ally at A Girl in her Kitchen July 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Wow! You are so good at time management- such an inspiration!


56 delia July 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I like the bread name change. Cville crunch sounds way more enticing to me than flax oat bran! It looks delish!


57 Allison @ Happy Tales July 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Love the RFYL shirt!! Shout out to charlotte :)


58 Hannah July 30, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I swoon, I melt, I long!


59 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 31, 2011 at 7:20 am

Great job on fitting it all in! I find it so hard to plan my workouts around the rest of my life sometimes.


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