October 5, 2008

Morning :mrgreen:

I’m feeling a little thick in the blood this morning, but I’m getting things going. We sent Sarah and Josh on their way back to Chapel Hill. Sarah and I had planned a 6-miler together (12 for her!) but my legs are pretty sore from 100% exertion yesterday and my surgery foot is pretty stiff, so I didn’t think running would be the best choice for my body. I might just take a stroll around the neighborhood later to massage my legs out. Poor Sarah is still planning on running back in Chapel Hill as she trains for her half marathon!

Upon waking this morning I had a cup of green tea with soy milk and a few grapes – (blurry – grrr!)


When the house was up around 9:30, I whipped up some Banana Coconut Oats for the group. Complete with speltberries, trail mix and nut butter.


Plus a big pot of coffee (more vanilla soy milk)


We watched more episodes of The Office over breakfast but I took my photos at the table –


Boy am I craving a salad today already!

The husband is at EarthFare working today, so I’m on my own. I’ve got a beautiful day and long list of to-dos, but most of them are pleasant. We went through the ENTIRE tub of Sabra hummus and about 15 bananas over the course of 2 days, so I might go get a refill on those items. Better go get started on the laundry too!

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1 Justy2003 October 5, 2008 at 10:08 am

Good choice listening to your body today regarding the run! I had to do the same. I usually do my longer run on Sundays but after moving for 8+ hours yesterday (and will be finishing up today) my body was a little sore so I decided to skip it. I’ll be moving around enough later on, I suppose!

Enjoy your Sunday! :)


2 Alyssa October 5, 2008 at 10:10 am

Ha, the moment I saw that title I thought of Harry Potter! I hope you have a good day!


3 VeggieGirl October 5, 2008 at 10:12 am

Hope your leg soreness is short-lived!!

Banana Coconut Oats + watching The Office = perfection.


4 Jo October 5, 2008 at 10:24 am

Just caught up over the last couple of days – congratulations on the race – to you and team KERF!!! Well done!!!


5 shawna October 5, 2008 at 10:48 am

Hope your leg feels better. Best not to push it!

Is that a trail mix that you make yourself or is it purchased? It looks so good!


6 Laurie October 5, 2008 at 10:51 am

What is the name/brand of the vanilla soy milk you buy at Costco?


7 madison (follow my weigh) October 5, 2008 at 11:04 am

i made coconut oats today too!! it was sooo delicious, i’m becoming an expert oatmeal maker!! =P


8 Biz319 October 5, 2008 at 11:20 am

That is a smart idea to lay off your feet today. You did a lot yesterday, and no matter how young you are, resting your body is a smart thing.

Enjoy your solo Sunday!


9 Megan October 5, 2008 at 11:51 am

Hope your legs recover soon!

Yummy oatmeal!

Enjoy your day!!


10 faith October 5, 2008 at 11:51 am

good job yesterday, looks like fun! good news, im moving to chap hill this month!

also, im trying out bread this morning…mixed your hubbies recipe of your break bread and oats bread sort of together but maybe my scale is off…is the dough normally really liquidy at first???

i think i made a major boo boo :(


11 Katelyn October 5, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Your title makes me want to re-read Harry Potter. I hope you husband doesn’t have to work too many weekends, those are never much fun.


12 Noel October 5, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Hee! I laughed out loud at your title!


13 andrunwithit October 5, 2008 at 12:21 pm

mmm chocolate for breakfast! 😉


14 magpie October 5, 2008 at 1:26 pm

I’m in a walking mood today too :) I tried to do one of my workouts this morning but I just wasn’t feeling it… So I went out for about and hour and a half walk. It was nice. Happy Sunday!


15 Juliet October 5, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Your oatmeal always looks so delicious! I’ve tried a few of my own combinations (thanks for inspiring me) but it never turns out as pretty or yummy looking as yours. I’ll keep trying, though.


16 Kath October 5, 2008 at 2:21 pm

shawna ,
It’s Trader Joe’s Nuts Over Raspberries. My favorite!

Laurie ,
It’s Costco brand. Organic vanilla soy milk. I like it a lot :)

Juliet ,
Are you making it on the stovetop using the same proportions I do?



17 runjess October 5, 2008 at 2:46 pm

I love days when I crave salad. I can give in to that craving and feel quite good about it.


18 Cyclist Kate October 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm

I just had a question for all you guys who have experienced dessert buffets! And it’s not of the “how to I avoid the temptation sort”, either.

I’m catering a dessert buffet for a family friend in November, which will follow a pizza (albeit “fancy” pizza) and salad dinner.

Anybody have good ideas? I’ve never been to one so don’t really have an image in my head of what is usually offered. I KNOW Kath has been to a few and I imagine a few others have as well, so I thought I’d hit you guys up for suggestions. It’s for 150 people so nothing too intricate. Let your imaginations run wild! Any help will be so, so appreciated!


19 jenner October 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Cyclist Kate– different types! one chocolate, one fruity, one cookie, one cakey, one creamy, one healthy, one nutty, etc…!!


20 jenner October 5, 2008 at 3:37 pm

haha Alyssa me too. My first thought was, whoah, what’s with the foul language!


21 emmy October 5, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Cyclist Kate – I would recommend things that are easy to eat with one hand – mini fruit tarts, chocolate dipped fruit, etc. Since it’s November I would also highly recommend gingerbread iced with cream cheese frosting topped with dried cranberries (cut into small pieces of course). This is my biggest holiday recipe hit, the Serendipity3 cookbook has a great recipe.


22 jenner October 5, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Kath, just fyi, it wasn’t advertised in the circular, but my Lowes Foods had chobani 4/$5.

sorry for the multiple posts.


23 Betsy October 5, 2008 at 4:19 pm

i’m glad i’m not the only one who thought harry potter and was like “oooo-bad word!!’


24 sarah October 5, 2008 at 4:39 pm

(reposting where i meant to put this!) . . . i have to admit for the record i didn’t make it 12 miles (i did 10 though — i figured that was close enough!!). the habanero incident was absolutely hilarious! josh and i had a fabulous time hanging out — and for anyone reading this who is curious, YES kath’s oatmeal IS as amazing as it looks. i am a new convert to her method :)


25 mom October 5, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Yes, I had it last weekend and I second Sarah, Kath’s oatmeal is amazing. And all from a child who showed almost no interest in cooking when she was young.


26 HangryPants October 5, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I hope Matt has fun at work!

Good for you for listening to your sore legs and foot. They will thank you tomorrow!


27 zestycook October 5, 2008 at 7:12 pm

That Oatmeal looks amazing! Hopefully your legs feel better!


28 zestycook October 5, 2008 at 7:14 pm

That Oatmeal looks amazing! I would never come up with such amazing combinations


29 Kath October 5, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Cyclist Kate,
As a dessert buffet aficionado, I have to say that I LOVE buffets with 1-bite desserts. Little tarts, little layer desserts, little cookies, bite-sized brownies. I think if you have 3-4 kinds (at least) all palates will be pleased. And I think the small-bite size goes well with a semi-casual event too.

jenner ,
Thanks for the Chobani heads up!! I’ve still got plenty and don’t think I’ll have time to drive all the way to my store, but hopefully it’ll come up again soon.



30 Kath October 5, 2008 at 7:19 pm

Oh, and sorry for the profanity of the title 😳


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