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.

Solution:

    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.

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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.

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

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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!

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

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

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

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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 :)

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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!

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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!

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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?!

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5 Susan July 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

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

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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!

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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 :)

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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 :D BTW that bread truly looks like the best bread ever!

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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! :)

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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>!

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

You are one busy lady!

Have a great Saturday

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16 Kerry July 30, 2011 at 10:17 am

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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. :)

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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!

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22 Jentree July 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

Ransome’s family is just gorgeous! =)

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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

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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?

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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!!!!

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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!

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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 :D

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28 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 1:07 pm

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

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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 :D

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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!

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31 Hillary July 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

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

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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. :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 =]

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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!!!

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39 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 1:07 pm

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

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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!

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

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

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42 robin July 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Nice looking family, hope they enjoy the beach.

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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!

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

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

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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!

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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!!

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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.

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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.

:)

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49 Mom July 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Darling picture of Ransome and his three girls!

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

Looks yum! :)

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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!

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52 allpointswhole July 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Way to work it out!

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53 Donna July 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm

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

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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! :(

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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!

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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!

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

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

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58 Hannah July 30, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I swoon, I melt, I long!

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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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