Misty Mountains

September 10, 2011


I went on a beautiful summer run this morning amongst misty mountains and sunrise poking through trees. <3


4.0, a bit slow, but that’s because I was just relaxing rather than focusing on my speed. Since this might have been my LAST run in our neighborhood, I challenged myself to run up the huge hill that ends my running route since I normally run up half and walk the rest for a cool down. Today I ran the whole thing – woot! Didn’t know I even could do that this whole time. I think my eyes got a little misty at the end. I sure have loved this neighborhood for running!


Green and yellow, kiss a fellow


Back home I was planning to make oats, but I just didn’t feel like the big filling bowl since it’s hot out again, so I had cereal instead!


  • Quaker oatmeal squares (from Blogher)
  • Cville Crunch granola
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Chia seeds
  • Milk
  • Barney Butter


French Breakfast tea on the side, which was excellent!


I am now going on the new homeowner’s favorite trip: home supplies shopping. We need things like a shower curtain liner, plunger, towel bars and more. Should be a fun time!


Larbs + Matt arrive at 1pm for a Great Harvest lunch!

Then, it’s beer time.

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1 Jennifer September 10, 2011 at 8:38 am

Accessory shopping is the best part! Have fun!


2 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) September 10, 2011 at 8:39 am

Yay for one run last run in your old neighborhood! I have a favorite 4 mile loop that I’ve been doing since I started running. I would be sad to leave it behind, but that’s because it’s so nice and flat :)


3 katie @KatieDid September 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

I love that kind of shopping! Although everything adds up fast. Have fun with your sister!


4 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 10, 2011 at 8:46 am

congrats on the hill! I did the same thing when I moved from Charleston, SC: went on a run around my favorite route!


5 Erika - The Teenage Taste September 10, 2011 at 8:46 am

Congrats on running up the hill, Kath! That is awesome! 😀

Your post reminded me about this quote, so I figured I’d share it with you.

“Many people shy away from hills. They make it easy on themselves, but that limits
their improvement. The more you repeat something, the stronger you get.”
~ Joe Catalano


6 KathEats September 10, 2011 at 8:55 am

Love it!


7 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 10, 2011 at 8:48 am

Looks like a gorgeous morning! I’m sure you’ll find lots of lovely new running routes :)

Good luck shopping!


8 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

Sounds like a great start to a Saturday! Home supplies shopping can be so fun…good luck!


9 Carla @Will Run for Health September 10, 2011 at 8:56 am

Kath, I love that you are taking in the “saying goodbye process”. I have always regretted the moments where I forget to stop and make a memory because I’ve been to excited on future events. Enjoy your home supplies shopping! I am counting down the days until we see how you are organizing your new home!


10 Molly @ RDexposed September 10, 2011 at 8:59 am

Tell Matt to take a break and come to the beer festival in Nor Illinois this afternoon!
Tempt him with:
Goose Island Scarlet
Stone’s cherry chocolate stout
Smuttynose Older Dark Brown Ale 2007 Vintage


11 KathEats September 10, 2011 at 9:10 am

Very very tempting!


12 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 10, 2011 at 9:01 am

I love the green and yellow bowls! Have fun shopping :)


13 Mariel September 10, 2011 at 9:04 am

YUMMM! That breakfast bowl looks delicous– i could eat it easily!! awesome photography!


14 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 10, 2011 at 9:05 am

Glad you had a great last run, or nearing the last run. The last time we moved (2 mos ago) and each of the 10 times or so in the past 10 years, I have always had a mental goodbye to my running path that I knew so well the previous year. Even though we’re only 1 mile now from our old place, my path is different, all the little nuances are different, it’s just…different. So I said goodbye to it.

I think it’s great you had a great hill run as a finale of sorts!


15 Kathy K September 10, 2011 at 9:06 am

Kath, I received my granola order yesterday and had some Cville Crunch for breakfast along with plain greek yogurt. All I can say is…OMG! YUM!! Thank you!


16 KathEats September 10, 2011 at 9:11 am



17 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. September 10, 2011 at 9:08 am

Home shopping is sooo fun! I can’t wait for my honey to finish two bathrooms in our house so I can go shopping for new stuff :) Awesome job on the hill! I have been known to throw my hands up in the air when I get to the top of a tough hill, so I can understand the misty eyes. It’s such an accomplishment!


18 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 10, 2011 at 9:10 am

Aw! Remember that you can always drive back to your old ‘hood and go for a run! I LOVED running in my old neighborhood and we only moved a mile away, so luckily I can still run there. Who knows- you might find out that you like running in your new neighborhood even more!
Have fun shopping for home supplies- moving is such a great excuse to buy new stuff!!


19 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 10, 2011 at 9:11 am

nice job on the run. We have a hill of death in the neighborhood next to us that I always do half walk/half run but last week actually ran the whole thing too. It was killer but pretty cool to conquer it once and for all!


20 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 10, 2011 at 9:19 am

After my marathon last year, I really have started to enjoy relaxed runs so much more. I guess I’m just not the type who likes to run on a time crunch :)


21 Cait's Plate September 10, 2011 at 9:27 am

Yay for Larbs and Matt coming!! That’s so exciting :)

Sometimes slow, enjoyable runs where you can just take in the scenery are the best.

I wanted a cold breakfast this morning too – I went with a yogurt bowl (I’d be lying if I said my main motivation wasn’t simply because my Cville Cluster arrived! :) )


22 Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. September 10, 2011 at 9:31 am

Your run sounded like it was great – i’m about to tackle 17 miles in the southern california rain?!! Enjoy the shopping and your weekend :)


23 Sarah Jane MacMillan September 10, 2011 at 9:34 am

Love running in the morning to start the day off right!


24 lynn @ the actor's diet September 10, 2011 at 9:38 am

can you blog about what shower curtain you get? i’m looking for one that isn’t full of chemicals and doesn’t get crazy moldy, that you can wash…


25 KathEats September 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I got the ecosmart brand from BB&B – nothing special.


26 Sweet and Savvy September 10, 2011 at 9:38 am

Sounds like an awesome run, and an overall awesome morning! Awesome that Matt is coming at 1!! :)


27 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 10, 2011 at 9:51 am

Congrats on the hill, always a great feeling of accomplishment when you get up a huge hill like that! Have fun shopping for the new house!


28 Angel7 September 10, 2011 at 10:01 am

I like shopping for home decor, supplies and such! Shopping is cooolll :)



29 Zoe September 10, 2011 at 10:12 am

I joined Open Sky so I could order some Cville Crunch and Barney Butter. But OS doesn’t deliver to England. So disappointed :-(


30 KathEats September 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I’m sorry :(


31 Ellie@fitforthesoul September 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

aww you must feel a bit nostalgic about this house now! And have a great day today Kath! Enjoy it to the fullest <3


32 Sam September 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

Are you guys going to Top of the Hops later today? We are celebrating our wedding anniversary this weekend & thought that would be a fun way to do it.


33 KathEats September 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

We will be there!


34 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

Beer Time – wait for me!


35 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 10, 2011 at 10:51 am

I actually love a good, slow run. It allows me to rejuvenate, think, and take time to be grateful. Ahhhh running in the morning glow!! :)


36 Emmy (WIne and Butter) September 10, 2011 at 10:55 am

On the upside of cold cereal I think it photographs eeeeeeeeeeeven better! enjoy your well earned rest! xox


37 Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog September 10, 2011 at 10:58 am

Home supplies shopping can be fun. Have fun shopping!


38 Nikki September 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

I love the photos today… and the linens! Your food photos have to be the best of all the blogs I follow, and I think it is what keeps me coming, because you can always make something so simple look so appealing! Glad you are revelling in your last moments in your community, many people forget to savour and just rush through life. I appreciate the reminder to “stop and smell the roses!”


39 KathEats September 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Thanks so much Nikki!


40 Hillary September 10, 2011 at 11:10 am

I love doing those little home errands. I’m convinced that makes me a weirdo, but I’m glad I’m not the only one!


41 Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas September 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

Congratulations on the hill! I hope you love running in your new neighborhood as much as this one! :)


42 Giulia @ Tutupa's Lab September 10, 2011 at 11:23 am

Have fun shopping today!


43 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 10, 2011 at 11:43 am

Those blueberries are so gorgeous!


44 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen September 10, 2011 at 11:50 am

Love the photos – and yayyy for beating the hill! :)


45 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 10, 2011 at 11:53 am

Have fun shopping today, drinking beer, and hanging out with your sis and Matt!

Great job on your run!


46 Anna @ Fair Flavors September 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Pretty pictures and lovely weather. Have fun!


47 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Great job getting out there to run! I went to the gym instead because it was just too hot.


48 faith September 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

On my run this morning I was thinking that I needed a new route. I decided that it should take me by your house so I can pick you up!


49 KathEats September 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm



50 Emily@SavoryandSavage September 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm

It is so exciting to be moving to a new home.

I am very impressed with how efficient you both are at tackling the house projects. I always procrastinate till the last moment and then have to run around in a panic.


51 Khushboo September 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm

LOVE the size (and color) of that mug!!


52 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Congrats on conquering that hill!


53 Lara @TresLaLa September 11, 2011 at 12:45 am

Absolutely love getting to the top of the hill right around our corner. I usually use it as an end, but I run up the other side (it’s less steep). But when I go “backwards” I really get a good burn, and feel great for the rest of the day!


54 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 11, 2011 at 12:47 am

Will you have good running at your new house? Or will you be able to run through your scenic town (I’d be excited for that for sure!)?

If that’s the case, I’d run right past the bakery in the mornings haha– keeping an eye on things!


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