Rested + Stuffed

March 30, 2010

9 hours of sleep last night!

Sadly I still feel like I’m in a funk! Maybe it’s 2 days off of exercise. Or maybe it’s hormones. Always blame the hormones! (And no, not those hormones – just ones in general!)

I made some overnight oats to have for breakfast since I have to be at work early. Despite being really hungry upon getting up, this bowl left me uncomfortably full!!

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The Mix

Last Night

  • 1 container Oikos
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp chia seeds 
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • Pinch salt
  • Sprinkle cinnamon

This AM

  • A mix of heated cacao bliss and vanilla PB with a splash of milk. It didn’t turn out like Ashley‘s :( Ash, what’s your secret!?
  • Some homemade pumpkin apple butter Matt’s hairdresser gave us!
  • Galaxy Granola 

I heated up the oat mixture too – I think I prefer overnight oats cold though? I have never liked warm yogurt and that’s what it was like. I prefer to just take the chill off with 30 seconds instead of making them warm.

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Booga wooga.

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I think that’s my left foot in there!! Hopefully a sign of good luck and not a bad omen!

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Lauri made our sweet potato gnocchi and loved it (so did her husband). Score!

Hasta la vista!

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1 Lauren @ A Fit Foodie March 30, 2010 at 6:47 am

Hope you’re feeling back to normal soon. I was in a funk like that a couple of weeks ago and a good run got me back on track!


2 [email protected] March 30, 2010 at 6:50 am

I feel the same way if I take too many days off from some sort of exercise. I get moody in addition. Gotta get my endorphins!


3 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 30, 2010 at 6:54 am

I’ve been in a funk too – just feeling off. Hope it clears up today!


4 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 30, 2010 at 6:56 am

Wow, what a beautiful mug! Was that from your trip to Kenya? (it was Kenya right…?)
Have a good day!


5 Estela @ Weekly Bite March 30, 2010 at 6:58 am

I think all the dreary weather can cause a funk!
Hope it goes away soon!
Have a great day :)


6 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 30, 2010 at 6:59 am

Sometimes long runs (10+) put me in a funk that I can’t really explain…I wonder what’s up with that?

I like overnight oats cold too :-) Have a good day!


7 Veggielady4life March 30, 2010 at 7:01 am

I tried to buy canned pumpkin in my grocery a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t find it! They were out!! Do you get yours at a regular grocery or a natural store? I didn’t think it was a seasonal item… but maybe that’s the case. BTW… as always … your oats look delicious!


8 Kath March 30, 2010 at 7:32 am

I hoarded the pumpkin before the shortage


9 Jenny March 30, 2010 at 7:10 am

I hope you get some of those good energizing hormones in soon!


10 Marisa (Loser for Life) March 30, 2010 at 7:17 am

Yes, it’s ALWAYS the hormones! :)


11 Becky @ flybynyght March 30, 2010 at 7:18 am

Ack! I’m on a funk train right now too :( Somehow I need to find the conductor and get him to let me off this dang thing! Here’s hoping that a workout after work will 1 – make me feel better and 2 – happen! Have a great funk-less day!


12 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 30, 2010 at 7:20 am

I made my first batch of overnight oats last night the right way but have yet to dive in! I’d done it with steel cut oats before where you cook them for half the time and then leave them in the fridge overnight, but I’m looking forward to trying these in a little bit!


13 Andrea March 30, 2010 at 7:22 am

I hope you find some energy to pull through the long day, it’s so hard to be productive and peppy when you’re tired. It’s been so rainy lately that I’ve been feeling exhausted.
Enjoy your Tuesday!


14 megan March 30, 2010 at 7:36 am

unfortunately I have never learned to like overnight oats. my life would be simpler if I did. :)


15 LB March 30, 2010 at 7:38 am

Kath, I have to thank you! I once was one who skimped on breakfast and sleep, but now, reading your posts in the morning gives me an appetite for — you guessed it! — OATS! Now I pretty much cannot function without them. If my stomach isn’t ready for breakfast when I wake up, I pack it in a snack bowl tupperware to eat at the office!


16 [email protected]:// March 30, 2010 at 7:39 am

That’s funny, the hairdresser gave you pumpkin butter. They must be pretty tight.


17 Heather (Heather's Dish) March 30, 2010 at 7:44 am

i just can’t seem to get into the overnight oats thing…i just don’t like cold oatmeal, but don’t like warm yogurt either. i guess that means i’ll just have to stick to your regular fabulous hot oats recipes :)


18 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) March 30, 2010 at 7:51 am

I think I’m having a case of the “hormones” too..haha. It was so incredibly hard getting myself out of bed for the gym this morning.

I love that you eat with a little vase of flowers nearby. What a fun little perk to the day! 😀


19 shannon (the daily balance) March 30, 2010 at 7:51 am

i’ve been feeling “off,” too! Maybe it’s the weather? the seasons are changing up here, so I’m blaming it on that!


20 Heather ( March 30, 2010 at 8:00 am

I love your mug, so cute!


21 Lauren March 30, 2010 at 8:12 am

Did I read right that Matt’s hairdresser gave you guys food? That’s too cute!


22 Joanne March 30, 2010 at 8:23 am

Must have been a belly-buster oat day because mine left me feeling over stuffed as well.

You had a long run over the weekend and maybe your body is in recovery mode. It’s just asking for a few days break. Bet you feel terrific tomorrow.

I read that taking your heart rate when you first wake up in the AM to find out if it is elevated (as long as you know what your normal resting rate is) is a indicator of over training or maybe just a call out for a day or so extra rest.


23 katherine March 30, 2010 at 8:28 am

Maybe it’s just the post-impromptu-half-marathon-long-run blues? I’m sure you’ll be right as rain in no time :)


24 Ameena March 30, 2010 at 8:31 am

When I don’t get exercise in I totally get into a funk too! Need those endorphins moving around every day.


25 Sarah-Mae March 30, 2010 at 8:40 am

Definitely need those feel good endorphins and healthy prana moving throughout the body on a daily basis!

I think the froth being back on your coffee is definitely a good sign (or at least make it one ^_^)!


26 Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 30, 2010 at 8:42 am

I like my overnight oats cold for sure! warm yogurt gives me the creeps….


27 skinnyrunner March 30, 2010 at 8:53 am

love the coffee mug!
i always feel a little better somehow on days that i exercise.


28 Jil March 30, 2010 at 8:54 am

Hahaha love the mug! The “booga wooga” made me laugh out loud and reminds me of my grandfather and my dad, in the best way possible. I wouldn’t be able to do overnight oats warm, either – the thought of warm yogurt in oats…meh…


29 eatdrinkandbemerrynyc March 30, 2010 at 8:58 am

Gah those oats look fabulous! Damn passover!!! :)


30 Katie March 30, 2010 at 9:06 am

I was in a funk for a few days and finally pinned it down to not exercising. Once I got back in the groove, my mood drastically improved. Good job with the sleep!


31 Katharine March 30, 2010 at 9:17 am

Hope you get rid of the funk soon!


32 Allison K March 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

I can’t get on board with the texture of overnight oats. Blech!


33 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 30, 2010 at 9:40 am

Sorry about the funk!!!
I can’t imagine overnight oats warm… I actually like mine ice cold!


34 cara March 30, 2010 at 9:49 am

Aww your breakfast looks soo pretty. I love the tiki mug!


35 Paige(Running Around Normal) March 30, 2010 at 10:06 am

Yay for 9 hours of sleep!! Hopefully that will help you power for the day and get rid of your funk!


36 Run Sarah March 30, 2010 at 10:08 am

Overnight oats have yet to grow on me! I wonder if adding pumpkin to plump up the volume would help? I also despise warm yogurt – yogurt should be ice cold IMO!


37 [email protected] March 30, 2010 at 10:21 am

sweet potato gnocci? Sounds awesome!!! and I totally agree…i’m no fan of warm yogurt :-(


38 [email protected] lady March 30, 2010 at 10:23 am

What a great sleep! Hope you’re feeling back to normal soon!!!

I love overnight oats, for some reason I think they go better with coffee…… hot coffee, cold oats…. YUM!


39 Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me March 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

Sometimes too much sleep can be a bad thing! I always feel my best at 7-8 hours.


40 Whitney March 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

Hi Kath, I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and love it! Keep up the good work! I was wondering what your take is when it comes to portion sizes and control. I asked Emily this same question. Do you feel you can eat more since what you are eating is very healthy?!

P.S.- I ran my first half marathon in December at Thunder Road! You are going to love the experience!! The race goes by so fast because you get so caught up in it! The training is definitely worth it! :)


41 Kath March 30, 2010 at 10:40 am

Hey Whitney,

I do think you get to eat bigger volumes when you eat healthier foods. I’d much rather have a big salad than a small slice of cheesecake. So yes, volume wise I do think I eat a lot!


42 Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 30, 2010 at 10:39 am

Oh I LOVE the mug! 😉


43 Hannah March 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

I feel the same about warm yogurt – it just creeps me out, for some reason! And I’m sure the coffee cup was a good omen. Gotta think positive!


44 Cynthia (It All Changes) March 30, 2010 at 10:56 am

Time off from the gym often makes me more tired. That reminds me I need to hit the gym today.


45 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Hope that left foot coffee has helped you to feel a bit more peppy. Taking time off of exercise always leaves me feeling a bit more lethargic. I think this time of year contributes to a lot of people feeling funky. The transition out of Winter into Spring can be rough.

Those overnight oats look scrumptious, especially with that delicious addition of pumpkin apple butter. Yum!


46 lynn (The Actors Diet) March 30, 2010 at 12:05 pm

i always blame it on the hormones


47 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm

ADORABLE mug! And I MUST give overnight oats a try!


48 Sarah (OC2Seattle) March 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Laughing at the mug – too cute! Hope you feel back to normal soon.


49 Carolyn @ lovinlosing March 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I’ve been in a food and fitness funk recently, which I reflected on in my blog. Maybe it’s just the time of year!


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