Run, Stretch, Eat

August 31, 2008

I had “the urge” this morning. The urge to workout and then enjoy a leisurely breakfast. I am always thankful when I get that urge because I prefer to workout first but sometimes I’m just too hungry (or too lazy).

So I set out (alone – the hub was hungry) with no particular route in mind. We’ve covered every street in a 3-4 mile radius from home 10 too many times and none of the routes really excited me. So I just ran, but ended up being really happy with the zig zag that I chose. It was peaceful and sunny. According to my HRM, I did about 5.25 miles. Once home, I decided to give one of my new DVDs a try. I ordered Yoga for Inflexible People and Crunch Pilates Yoga Blend used on Amazon in early August. They’ve been sitting unused in my cabinet for too long! I used the same “I only have to do 10 minutes” strategy that I used in the pool and really enjoyed it. I did the Pilates Yoga Blend (the standing yoga segment, abs segment and cooldown) and really liked how it was more fast paced, easy yoga. I didn’t have to just sit there in pain holding a pose, but it was more like an aerobic class with stretching moves. Thumbs up, so far.

While I showered, the husband made me an omelet!!

2 whole eggs, spinach, sliced bell pepper and blue cheese. Plus a little more cheddar/mozzarella blend on top. Another thumbs up on the cheese! I could taste it in every bite, which is the ultimate goal for me and cheese.


Plus a tiny piece of his homemade cheese baguette with Smart Balance –


And some H20melon


Plus hot tea and a vitamin –


I’ve got another long to-do list and all day to do it! 10-4.

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1 Jess. August 31, 2008 at 10:18 am

I have that problem- especially on Sundays. I always plan on getting up and doing yoga and some at home toning first thing but i almost always end up drinking coffee and reading in bed instead. Yoga usually goes completely out the window and I just end up going on a long walk in the evenings- which is fine since it is my one and only day to be lazy in the morning, but still sometimes frustrating… So, Good Job! Hope you have a lovely sunday!


2 VeggieGirl August 31, 2008 at 10:21 am

Hooray for “the urge”!! 😀

Good luck with your to-do list for Sunday!


3 sarah August 31, 2008 at 10:22 am

how does your HRM know your distance? is it one with a foot pod like the one i got (and just tried out for the first time today)? mine is a polar RS200sd and while i need to work on the calibration a bit, it seems to work pretty well!

that omelet looks delicious!

enjoy the rest of your sunday!


4 HangryPants August 31, 2008 at 10:38 am

Kath, Glad you liked the yoga more today. There’s still hope that you’ll become a yoga lover!

Your watermelon looks so good! I want some. :)

Have a great Sunday.



5 Sarah August 31, 2008 at 10:42 am

When I read the first line of your post, I was like “Oh my, TMI about your love life…” hahaha


6 M August 31, 2008 at 11:20 am

I must go get a watermelon today. YUM!


7 Kate August 31, 2008 at 11:42 am

What, no oats!?

Looks delicious! Leisurely Sunday breakfasts after a workouit might be one of the best things in life.


8 faith August 31, 2008 at 11:52 am

i love your blog! i am starting to slowly build one and working on being diligent with it and was wondering if i could add you to a blog roll? i miss TJ’s sooo much!!! i fell in love with their honey greek yogurt! im also moving out to NC soon!! didn’t get a chance to check out earth fare yet but have heard so much about it!


9 Andie August 31, 2008 at 11:52 am

I’m curious about the distance too. :) I have the F6 and can’t find anything that explains how I can determine distance with it.


10 hk August 31, 2008 at 11:54 am

yum! and yea for “the urge”, that’s totally the best!


11 Grounded Fitness August 31, 2008 at 11:56 am

that sounds like my kind of yoga. I hate sitting in a pose waiting for the instructor to say to moce-torture. i mean…fun!


12 Sami August 31, 2008 at 11:57 am

Kath you are a running machine. . .I myself had a nice work out of two miles this morning. 😀 About the mystery recipes, I think it’s been a good thing! The suspense is killing me but I will definitely buy a book when the times comes! You were featured in SHAPE? Sorry, I’m way behind. But that’s really cool! I’ll have to go and seek this article out. By the way, I am going to try my last blueberry plank in oats tomarrow. I’m really looking forward to it, :D.


13 caitlin (see bride run) August 31, 2008 at 12:24 pm

congrats on the “urge”–what a kind feeling! wish the urge had hit me this AM 😀


14 runjess August 31, 2008 at 12:51 pm

I think I would like this Pilates Yoga blend thing. I get bored of my running routes sometimes, but then I run somewhere else and get lost and it gives me a new appreciation for the familiar :)


15 Christie I. August 31, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Yay! I am glad you enjoyed the yoga. Have you tried Vinyasa yoga?


16 Diane August 31, 2008 at 1:49 pm

I have a question for you guys…

I know from reading a lot of blogs here that a lot of people say they gained weight and had unhealthy eating habits during college. Does anyone have advice for staying fit and NOT gaining weight in college? I know the obvious answer is t eat healthy, exercise, and not drink… but this is just a different environment where that is not always possible. I try and eat healthy and exercise during the week but over the weekends I tend to drink too much and overindulge. Any tips/ advice?

I need to find a healthy balance between enjoying my 4 years at school and my health!


17 Fitnessista August 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm

oooh i have that crunch dvd and love it!!! hope you have a happy sunday, kath!

hey diane,
i actually lost all of my weight while i was in college. the big thing for me was eating extremely well during the week (very healthy meals and snacks), working out a little every day, and allowing myself a treat night each week if i was going out with friends. i stick with that today and it’s helped me keep the weight off. i can still enjoy the occasional treat but keep all of my other meals extra clean. as far as drinks go, i save that for the weekend and would drink my first drink sloooooowly. by the time i finished, it everyone else was wasted and didn’t notice i was drinking water with lime in it. hope this helps a little!


18 KatieTX August 31, 2008 at 2:37 pm

I love the dvd you are talking about. Is it with Ellen Barrett? It has a great pace and is really enjoyable and feels so good!! I recommend it to everyone. the 45 minutes goes by quickly too!


19 erika August 31, 2008 at 3:37 pm

I’m sure she can answer for herself.. but for the HRM/distance questions,

I’m GUESSING it’s based on calories burned? Usually the number of calories you burn per mile is pretty consistent regardless of speed. So if you know your usually burn 90 or 110 or whatever calories per mile, you can get a pretty good estimate.

Am I right? 😉


20 Angie August 31, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Sounds like you had a great run and I bet your omelet tasted great. My hubby made me one the other night for dinner and it hit the spot. I wish I could eat watermelon but it gives me…ummmm..bad burps LOL

Have I told you lately how much I LOVE your blog? It really has made an impact on me since I started reading it last week. I appreciate all that you do here on this blog.

Happy Labor Day weekend!


21 Kath August 31, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Erika is right! I just gauge by calories. I burn about 75 kcal per mile based on running measured miles both walking and running, so I divide total by 75.

faith ,
Of course!

Where in NC are you moving?

Christie I.,
I think I have. I’ve done a number of kinds at my gym (but not Bikram, which I still want to do someday). I think I prefer to do yoga at home. And I really liked this pilates blend style.

Diane ,
Try to keep this in the back of your mind: “Don’t trade what you want most for what you want at the moment.”

Angie ,
Wow, just a week!! Thanks!



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