Melt Away

March 1, 2010

Friends are fun! So is yoga! And oatmeal!

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Emily and I had big plans this morning! We got up early and went to a hot vinyasa class with Tanner from 6:30 to 7:30. I could just feel my run stiffness, cold symptoms and general malcontent melt away during class. My quads are shaking!! Great class :)

Before I left I had a half banana. [Also, last night I had a snack of yogurt with granola because I was starving at 9PM, FYI!}

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Since my office is just around the corner from the studio, I utilized the locker room and we planned breakfast out!

Luckily there is a Starbucks in the same shopping center where we knew we could get oatmeal.

But do you think these food bloggers would be content with instant oatmeal and a few chopped nuts? I think not! We brought quite the spread of toppings!

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Chia seeds!

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Great Harvest MUFFIN and Barney Butter!

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Ohhhh yeah.

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I stirred in 2 tbsp of pumpkin, Sbux cinnamon, 1 tsp chia seeds, the Sbux nut packet, a pinch of muffin and a packet of Barney Butter.

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Also had a misto with the bold blend, which was muuuuuch better than the classic Sbux blend.

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Filling and fuel!

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Going to work now and have a fun girls night planned with me, myself and I 😉

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1 Courtney March 1, 2010 at 9:15 am

Yum!! I love that you all brought your own toppings!! Too funny. Thanks for the tip on the bold blend as I don’t care for the usual S-bux blend, maybe the bold would do it for me.
adventures in tri-ing


2 Daniel March 1, 2010 at 9:19 am

Hahaha, bringing your own toppings is genious! That just added to the amazingness of my day.

Thanks to you and other bloggers who have been writing about their running accomplishments, and a bit of self-motivation, not only did I reach my goal of getting 3.5 miles under 30 minutes, but I ran my first 5 mile this morning!

That and I still haven’t counted calories since the beginning of Lent, and a huge credit goes to your “it doesn’t matter post.” Thanks for the inspiration and have a great day!


3 Jenn @ Livewellfit March 1, 2010 at 9:22 am

Now THAT is how Starbucks oatmeal should look. :)

I’ve been feeling super drab and not well for a week now but it isn’t turning in to anything so I am hoping that a bit of yoga today will help as well!


4 Monica @ Musings of the Granola Girl March 1, 2010 at 9:25 am

Way to turn bland Starbucks into exciting and delicious!

Have you ever taken a Bikram Yoga class? I’m wondering how other hot yoga classes compare


5 Kath March 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

No, I haven’t ever taken Bikram. I like flow style better, but I’m sure I will someday.


6 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 1, 2010 at 9:25 am

Oh I love it – that is a fast food breakfast that only a healthy living blogger would have – fantastic!!
Have an awesome day :)


7 Christie @ Honoring Health March 1, 2010 at 9:25 am

Hoooray for crack of dawn yoga!

Enjoy your day!


8 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 1, 2010 at 9:26 am

Oh yum… you really fix up some standard oatmeal! Did you get any weird looks with all those toppings hehe?

LOVE girls nights alone. You just need them every now and again. 😀


9 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

Hahaha I love that you brought the toppings to soup up your oatmeal!


10 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 1, 2010 at 9:42 am

Hot yoga and oatmeal? No better way to start the day/week/month! Love it!


11 Lauren @ eater not a runner March 1, 2010 at 9:43 am

Haha I love that you brought your own toppings! What a blogger thing to do 😉


12 Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 1, 2010 at 9:44 am

I love your oatmeal additions :) Glad I’m not the only one that brings my own toppings places 😉


13 Jessica @ How Sweet March 1, 2010 at 9:45 am

You oatmeal looks delish! I take my own toppings places, too! :)


14 Lauren March 1, 2010 at 9:45 am

Haha, I can just imagine people looking at you guys in Starbucks and wondering what the heck all that stuff is. 😉


15 Abby March 1, 2010 at 9:48 am

I think I need packets of Barney BUtter, too!!! How fun!


16 Andrea March 1, 2010 at 9:51 am

Mmmm, such an awesome morning. I love spending time with my friends, yoga-ing, and going out for breakfast- what a great start to your week!
Have a great day!


17 Noelle March 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

Oh my gosh, too funny! I do the same thing at Starbucks (especially when traveling), I buy a banana, go crazy with their cinnamon & honey, bring some Justin’s nut butter etc. The baristas always look at my strangely! Hah


18 megan March 1, 2010 at 9:56 am

I love all the toppings you brought! It really makes the oatmeal better :) I haven’t tried starbucks oatmeal yet, but you make it look really good


19 Ameena March 1, 2010 at 9:59 am

I think it is so awesome that you are so unconscious about bringing all those toppings into Starbucks. Now that oatmeal looks worth eating!


20 Suzanne March 1, 2010 at 9:59 am

What a great idea to bring your own oatmeal toppings to Starbucks! I should remember this the next time I have an early morning flight!


21 Carly March 1, 2010 at 9:59 am

ha I love your blog and that is to funny bringing the barney butter/pumpkin! I’ve always wanted to try their oatmeal but never think of it while I’m there.


22 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

I do the same thing when I am on the run! I always take my oats and topping. It just makes the best fuel for the beginning of the day! Sounds like you had a great morning. It is always good to start Monday off with a bang! Have a great day!


23 christina cadden March 1, 2010 at 10:03 am

mmm, that oatmeal looks good.


24 Allison K March 1, 2010 at 10:17 am

I love that you brought your own! What a fun way to start the week!


25 Danielle (Coffee Run) March 1, 2010 at 10:27 am

haha I always bring a smorgasbord of toppings with me too. I like variety!


26 shannon (the daily balance) March 1, 2010 at 10:30 am

HAHAHAHA omg – I love the BYOT! (bring your own toppings!) you guys are too adorable — only food bloggers 😉

can’t wait to see what you all have planned for girl’s night!


27 Trishelle March 1, 2010 at 10:37 am

Ha! I love it!! You girls are so adorable! I’m so glad you two have each other as friends and workout partners. 😀 How motivating, I’m sure!!


28 Heather (Heather's Dish) March 1, 2010 at 10:46 am

wow, you guys are creative bringing all those toppings!!! looks like a blast…i can’t wait to see what’s in store for y’all girl’s night out :)


29 lynn (The Actors Diet) March 1, 2010 at 11:17 am

i love that you brought along your own toppings!


30 Kate Austen March 1, 2010 at 11:19 am

I gave you a shout out in my latest blog!


31 [email protected] lady March 1, 2010 at 11:21 am

I’ve never seen starbucks oatmeal look so good!! I love it, definitely a food blogger thing to do :)


32 Cole March 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

That misto looks so good!


33 Karla March 1, 2010 at 11:29 am

Way to spice up that plain oatmeal!!


34 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 1, 2010 at 11:29 am

Mmmm. $tarbuck$ oatmeal is actually quite good! I like the classic fruit & nut. Have a great day at work!


35 Estela @ Weekly Bite March 1, 2010 at 11:52 am

I love how you brought your own toppings to Starbucks!

There’s nothing better than starting your day with yoga :)


36 rustique March 1, 2010 at 11:53 am

Haha, I do this all the time with ordered oatmeal–I can’t get by on a side of dried fruit. I carry AB packets with me for emergency situations.


37 Kristilyn (My 29th Year) March 1, 2010 at 11:57 am

What a great morning before work! I wish my mornings were that exciting. :-) And I love the topping spread! I love Starbucks Oats to begin with, but it’s a good idea to bring your own toppings.



38 Nutritious Foodie March 1, 2010 at 11:58 am

Its always good to be ready and have all toping on hand.. you never know what you would want to add to the mix :)


39 Hannah March 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Oh my, I can imagine other Starbucks customers walking by you, seeing your bowl, and being *so* envious! I wonder if any said at the front counter “I’ll have what she’s having”? 😛


40 Tay March 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm

LOL that’s awesome that you brought all those toppings! I’ve once brought nut butter, but never brought the whole spread you did :-)


41 Jennifer March 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm

That’s so funny, I had Starbuck’s oatmeal today, too, and thought about all the toppings I did not have to put in, specifically thinking of your blog.


42 Anne March 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm

You had *my* drink today! Hope you enjoyed. Pike place really is undrinkable


43 Alison (Life's Little Lusts) March 1, 2010 at 12:28 pm

lol i work at starbucks in vancouver,
and i’ve never seen such an exciting redition of what
the company so robustly calls
“perfect oatmeal”! :)
i love how you made it truly your own.
did you see they’re selling stainless steel thermos bowls
specifically for oatmeal???
they’re really sharp-looking,
with wooden lids and everything.
really good price too!


44 Kath March 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Oh wow!! I have to hunt those down for the Open Sky shop!


45 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I love that you brought your own oatmeal toppings. That’s hardcore food-blogger dedication for you. Also, I just want to thank you for introducing me crumbled muffins in oatmeal. It’s incredible!


46 The Paris Food Blague March 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm

haha i hope you made starbucks jealous. maybe i’ll start bringing my own espresso machine and just leech off of starbucks for the free internet? but i don’t think that would go over well

the paris food blague


47 Sarah (OC2Seattle) March 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I love that Starbucks has oatmeal – totally saves me on business trips!


48 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm

What a fun way to start out the morning! I always get Starbucks after yoga haha! :) I’ve heard that the oatmeal there is actually really good, although I haven’t had a chance to try it myself. Love that you brought your own toppings!


49 Kath March 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm

I think it’s good when it’s steel cut in the kettle. But this was just instant :(


50 Tara March 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I have a free oatmeal coupon for SB and I think I need to add that all to mine!


51 Samantha March 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Your skin looks amazing! Must be those whole foods : )


52 Sarah March 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Man that oatmeal looks fantastic! Sounds like you had a great start to your day :)


53 Alyson @ Nourished Fitness March 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Sound like the absolutely perfect morning to me! :)


54 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather March 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I love that you bring so many glorious toppings with you. I havenly had pumpkin in my oats for quite a while… Miss the creamy sweetness from it :(


55 [email protected]:// March 1, 2010 at 7:04 pm

I work at Starbucks and at my store oatmeal is one of our top selling food items. Oatmeal is taking over the world, yippee. But I agree the topping choice for us oatmeal girls just isn’t creative enough.


56 Leah March 2, 2010 at 1:31 am

Hey Kath! Just a heads up that it looks like the link to Emily’s blog is wrong on this post! Love your blog, your food always looks amazing!


57 Kath March 2, 2010 at 10:44 am



58 Katy (The Balanced Foodie) March 2, 2010 at 8:12 am

Such a fun morning! I wish all mornings could start out with hot yoga, oatmeal and starbucks! Amazing.


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