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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Pumpkin!

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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.
Courtney
adventures in tri-ing

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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 :)

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

Hoooray for crack of dawn yoga!

Enjoy your day!

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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. :D

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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!

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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!

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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 ;-)

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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 ;)

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

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

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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. ;)

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15 Abby March 1, 2010 at 9:48 am

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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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

mmm, that oatmeal looks good.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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. :D How motivating, I’m sure!!

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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 :)

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

i love that you brought along your own toppings!

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

I gave you a shout out in my latest blog!

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31 jaclyn@todays 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 :)

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32 Cole March 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

That misto looks so good!

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33 Karla March 1, 2010 at 11:29 am

Way to spice up that plain oatmeal!!

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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!

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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 :)

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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.

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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.

K

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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 :)

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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”? :P

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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 :-)

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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.

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42 Anne March 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm

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

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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!

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44 Kath March 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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

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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!

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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

ciao
the paris food blague

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

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

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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!

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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 :(

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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!

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51 Samantha March 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

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

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52 Sarah March 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm

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

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

Sound like the absolutely perfect morning to me! :)

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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 :(

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55 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ 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.

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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!

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57 Kath March 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

Thanks!

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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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