Join The Navy [Beans]

August 31, 2010

A wee bit late, but I FINALLY made a running page!! You can find it on the KERF Favorites tab and it contains all of my race recaps (not that I’ve run that many!) as well as a whole spiel of information on my half marathon training like hydration, fueling, mile reports and my Camelbak. I realllly want to run another half….but…you know what I’m going to say…Charlottesville’s hillllls are killing me! I have to get much more used to them first before I pile on more miles.

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Nevertheless, after writing that post I was inspired to run run run!

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We did a wide 6-mile loop around town. It was hot, so we kept our pace nice and slow – somewhere around 9:30 average. The first half was great in nice neighborhoods and shade, but Matt mapped it through some industrial parts in the bright sun with no trees and I was not a happy camper for miles 4-5! We survived.

My right hip flexor is super tight – I think from biking actually? Need to stretch. Lots. MORE YOGA!

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[Thank goodness for Camelbak hydration!]

After quick showers, we assembled a quick lunch. When you have nothing to eat, open a can of worms beans!

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We made a Navy Bean Salad with a drained can, cucumber, green pepper, carrot and a sauce made of lemon juice, dill, and hummus plus a little bean liquid. It was totally creamy with no mayo. And very delicious!

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On the side, a sample pack of Mary’s Gone crackers from the HLS swag bag. I wanted them all but Matt made me share! Humph!

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My favorite glass. Filled with seltzer.

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We’re semi-dressed up for our afternoon appointments. And have a super fun dinner planned for this evening!

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1 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm

mason jar + water = heaven! i can’t wait to see dinner tonight…if you think it’s fun it’s got to be good!

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2 Estela @ Weekly Bite August 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I agree! That mason jar w/ seltzer looks so refreshing!

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3 Nicole - yuppie yogini August 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Darn those men for making us share! ;) You & Matt win the award for best food concoctions with fewest ingredients.

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4 Christine August 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Hummus, thinned with flavorful things makes the best creamy dressing!

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5 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) August 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm

What did yo think of the crackers? I haven’t opened mine yet, I’ve been saving them :D

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6 Kath August 31, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I’ve always loved Mary’s Gone

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7 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin August 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I loooove drinking out of mason jars. Something about it is just so satisfying!

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8 Dorry August 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm

So pumped to check out your running page and read tips from your half marathon experience! Excited to read about your fun dinner plans later. I love seeing the new restaurants y’all are checking out.

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9 Lolly August 31, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I bought the Camelbak Charm on your recommendation to train for my first half marathon. I love it. I ran 10 miles this weekend and it was super comfortable. I actually take the long excess strap pieces and bring them together across my chest as a make-shift sternum strap (which i wish it had) securing it with a big baby diaper pin–works great and adds a bit more stability. I train on courses with hills and then choose races that are flatter so I can (hopefully) ace the race!!!
I always choose to run early in the morning (5-7am-ish) because it is cooler and darker. the sun saps my energy.
Love your blog, day in & day out!

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10 HefiA August 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Wow! Your Navy Bean salad looks awesome!! Yumm. I was just deciding what to have for lunch, but I guess you solved my dilemma :)
Oh, and the 6 mile run sure sounds inspiring, especially in this heat. Way to go Kath!! Proud of you.

? HefiA

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11 wishful nals August 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm

sounds like a fun evening ahead! enjoy!

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12 shannon (the daily balance) August 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm

lovely lunch! I too often rely on beans, but normally in soup-form! I’ll have to think more outside the box …. er, can!

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13 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Your navy bean salad looks great Kath, and I’m glad you made a running page. I’ll take a look at that next.

Running in bright sun? No thanks :)

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14 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday August 31, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I think I’d get a bit annoyed with something on my back when I run. But the most I’ll ever run is about 7 miles so I don’t really need to carry my water.

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15 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 31, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I can’t wait to check out your running page!! I feel like it will be good inspiration :) Have a great afternoon!

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16 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 31, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Can’t wait to read more on your running page!

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17 Jess August 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Is it just me or are the fonts on the side really hard to read? The white on blue ones. I’m not bothered by the colors, but the fonts is no really “legible”. Plus, the really tiny writing about C-ville’s hills…don’t get it? It’s super tiny and I’m not sure if you are doing that on purpose or not, but too many font/size changes makes it unappealing to read.

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18 Sara August 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I agree that the white font in the blue text boxes on the sides (ie. “cathching up on posts”, “KERF sponsors”, “search KERF”) is barely legible.

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19 Kath August 31, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I think there must be a browser/font discrepancy because I see them totally clear. I was using a Google font – which may be the problem.

Just changed it back to Arial – better?

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20 Jess September 1, 2010 at 7:06 am

MUCH better. I use Firefox, so it could very well be the problem. Thank you for changing it. My eyes read a lot of blogs, so it’s always easier when you can read the font without major squint-age!

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21 Tina August 31, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Looking back on old fitness accomplishments always inspires a great workout for me too. Glad you had a good run. And beans are a perfect go to meal.

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22 Jennie August 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm

You should run the Richmond Half Marathon! It is in November, so you have plenty of time to train. The route runs through downtown Richmond and beyond, so you get to see a lot. There are always a lot of spectators and although I have traveled to fun places like Nashville and Virginia Beach to run, Richmond is STILL my favorite half.

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23 Kath August 31, 2010 at 5:00 pm

That’s the same weekend as my college reunion :(

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24 Lauren at KeepItSweet August 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Good luck with your Great Harvest meeting!

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25 Esse August 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm

You look super tan and healthy – soaking up vitamin D is great! Good luck with the GH meeting!

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26 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I agree that mason jars are the best glasses – I’ve been drinking iced green tea outta mine all week <3

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27 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I love mason jars. They’re great for storing snacks and things, and I love them as water glasses. So rustic and charming. :D

Great job on a 6 mile run! There are a ton of hills where I live too, and it makes for such a great workout. :D

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28 Simply Life August 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Looks like another delicious salad!

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29 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies August 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Yess – I just got a few mason jars…excited to put them to use around the house! :-P That salad looks delicious.

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30 Melissa @ HerGreenLife August 31, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I hear ya on the shade! I’ve been figuring out shadier alternatives to some of my usual bike routes for summer riding — shade makes a huge difference.

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31 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 31, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Good luck looking for a site. I know it is exciting and frustrating! Think more exciting though! Have a great afternoon!

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32 Liza @ Health Nutting August 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm

You win the award for getting creative in the kitchen– I tend to stick to my guns and rarely go out on limbs. I need to do more risk-taking with my cooking! Awesome!

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33 Lu August 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm

My favorite glass is a Mason jar too. It must be from being in the south. Those crackers look soooo good. I love the wholesome look they have. I love to put beans on a salad. You just can’t beat easy protein. I will have to try that salad dressing though.

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34 Allison K August 31, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Going for a nice bit of exercise in the sun sounds so amazing right now….being stuck in my office is not so amazing.

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35 Cati @ crave and create August 31, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I completely agree about the hip – I started cycling after a running injury, and I LOVE it but it DEFINITELY irritates my hip and even my knee if I’m not careful! Hopefully your hip will resolve itself soon. I can’t wait to check out the new Running page!

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36 Laura August 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm

It never ceases to amaze me how many delicious and creative, yet at the same time simple, dishes you come up with!! x

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37 Anon August 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Kath,
A long time back, you had shown us a tool from Crate and Barrel – an olive oil pump. It was an oil dispenser with a measure on top to control the amount of oil to add to food. Do you know if C&B still sell that? Where can I buy it?
Thanks.

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38 Kath August 31, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I would not recommend it!! It leaked everywhere and we threw it away

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39 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 31, 2010 at 2:31 pm

mason jars are my fave to drink out of too!!!

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40 Stephanie @ Becoming Green August 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm

I LOVE Mary’s Gone Crackers! My son and I have to eat gluten free and they are our favorites, I don’t know what I would do without them. Glad a non-gluten free-er is enjoying them as well!

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41 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I’m excited to see your fun dinner!

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42 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) August 31, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I don’t know how you drink out of jars. I like my water out of a tall or wide glass any nothing else. I think it would feel strange to drink out of a jar. I can’t believe how many uodates you are doing on your blog. It’s all good stuff.

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43 barefootgirl August 31, 2010 at 3:09 pm

can’t wait to see dinner!!!!!

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44 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 31, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I like the navy bean salad idea. I never make my own sauces, but I totally could. Great idea. Enjoy your meeting. :)

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45 Stacey August 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Ooooh! Now I know what to do with those navy beans in the cabinet ;) Thanks for the idea!
Excited to see your fun dinner!

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46 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is August 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I love that you drink out of a jar. :)

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47 Heather August 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm

makes me laugh a 9:30 is a nice slow pace for 6 miles. that is me running from a tiger!

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48 Marina August 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I know!!! I can’t run a 9:30 mile for the life of me.

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49 Halley (Blunder Construction) August 31, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I love to learn of a new bean! Navy bean, that sounds like something I should eat wearing a striped shirt and some kind of life vest! Looks delicious.

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50 Allie August 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm

i used to bike a lot in addition to running, and it made by hip flexors incredibly tight. i really had to make a point of stretching them out a lot more because it made running very painful. look on line for stretches- there are some good ones.

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51 theemptynutjar August 31, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Kath,
Do you suggestions on how to organize goals, etc?
Some people say just a notebook…some say a word document, etc.
I am not computer savvy…and I don’t like to document every last thing or have a million different documents, etc…uknow? I’m just wondering though if you have suggestions…for me, simple might be best (as in just writing it in a notebook)…but wondering if you have thoughts about that…

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52 Kath August 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I’m not sure what you mean by goals??

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53 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 31, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Just thinking about running always motivates me to go out for a run too! :D

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54 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 31, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I was complaining about the rain today, but I think the bright sun is even worse.

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55 Ashley August 31, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I always have hip flexor problems!!! I LOVE the 20min yoga for cyclists from yoga download. Great for hamstrings + hip flexors…my 2 major problems. 20min and I feel like a new person!

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56 Jessica @ The Process of Healing August 31, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I love your simple, easy, and affordable meals!

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57 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 31, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I hate when the sun is beating down on me during a run, trees and shade do make it better.

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58 Mary August 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm

that salad looks dreamy! did you just use a green mix as your base?

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59 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 31, 2010 at 6:52 pm

That salad dressing sounds interesting. And I don’t blame you for not wanting to share those crackers. They are So good!!!

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60 Caitlin (EatFeats) August 31, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Yes! Beans are my answer to every meal dilemma!

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61 Laura (Starloz) August 31, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I love your lunch, beans are excellent!

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62 Paula August 31, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I would love if you could share the ingredients in the Navy Bean Salad. I can only cook by recipe otherwise it turns into a disaster!! That salad looked absolutely delicious and I would love to re-create it for our lunch.

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63 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) August 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Kath, sorry about not giving credit to your photo. I honestly did not even think to do that as I am a new blogger and learning everything new. I fixed it here: http://couponclippingnutritionist.blogspot.com/2010/08/ask-nutritionist-healthy-vegetarian.html#comments

Thanks for letting me use your photo anyways.

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64 Kath August 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm

No problem – thanks for the credit :) Hope my comment was taken lightheartedly :)

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65 Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward August 31, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Thanks for posting the running page. I love it! It is so comprehensive and informative.

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66 Wei-Wei August 31, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Those beans sound absolutely delicious… I think I need to make hummus now! :D Oh yeah, and I’m definitely heading over to your running page. I need inspiration, too!

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67 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 31, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Thanks for the running page! Navy beans are actually my least favorite type of beans, but they still look good :)

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68 Hannah August 31, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I”d never thought of using hummus instead of mayo to dress a salad… brilliant!

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69 Melissa August 31, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Starting my own blog, I now have a fascination with plating, mugs and silverware. I have trouble resisting the temptations to buy those though. Your dinner looks fabulous!

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70 Sana September 1, 2010 at 5:59 am

Hehehe. Does sharing come come with being married? If so I am going to ignore that part for the future.

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