June 10, 2008

I ran the s u n up for you all this morning :mrgreen: Although I’m sure some of you were helping me across the country (and world??!)

Glorious run! Normally we get up, get dressed, have a snack, check emails, etc. before we leave – about a 30 minute process – but today it was up, running shoes on, GO! We did an easy 4.2 mile loop and I actually have some time to spare to blog. My morning beauty routine is even shorter now that I don’t have to dry my hair all the way.

Here’s a nice bowl of reheated banana oatmeal (again, it’s great, but not as great as fresh. The flavor is the same, just not the consistency. But if you’re short on time, it’s perfect). The husband went blackberry picking on his way home last night (we found a patch along the lightrail route) so we had them fresh for breakfast today!

In my bowl:

  • 1/3 cup prepared banana oatmeal reheated with a splash of hemp milk
  • About 1/3 cup each blackberries + blueberries
  • Tbsp ground flax
  • About 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • Spoonful almond butter

Full speed ahead!!

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1 Maran June 10, 2008 at 6:55 am

I saw Matt riding home on his bike last night so we must have been on the same was so packed yesterday. HI MATT!

Good Luck on Day #2. Sorry we didn’t make Pops on Sunday… going to try again this week.
Talk to you soon! Have a good day!!


2 hk June 10, 2008 at 6:55 am

Glad you were able to sneak in a run, I love running with the sun rise :) have a good one!!


3 Katie June 10, 2008 at 7:13 am

I love mornings like that. When you can get more accomplished than the norm. YAY for the start of a great day.


4 healthyceliac June 10, 2008 at 7:32 am

Morning workouts like that are the best. I love the feeling I get from working out and having so much extra time to relax and do what I need to without rushing.
I hope the rest of your day is just as great as the beginning!


5 Heather June 10, 2008 at 7:52 am

Early morning runs are the best- especially since it’s already getting HOT (here in TX, at least).

Have a great day :)


6 Foodie June 10, 2008 at 7:55 am

Your banana oatmeal always looks so yummy! I’ll have to try it soon.

Kath (and other bloggers),

I am trying to set up a blog but I have a few questions.

1.) How do you get an “About Me” blurb and a “Disclaimer” blurb to automatically show on every page of your blog?

2.) How do you obtain copyright for your blog? (Do you purchase this and where?)

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help.


7 Tina June 10, 2008 at 8:03 am

You are one efficient lady, Kath!


8 Anne P June 10, 2008 at 8:22 am

yay! i was helping you rise the sun this morning :) i went for a nice run as well… gotta beat the insane heat somehow and i was SO tired of just going to the gym!


9 Jenn June 10, 2008 at 8:31 am

Haha, “runrise” – it reminded me of how Scooby Doo would say “sunrise” :)

Good luck with go, go, go today!


10 PS June 10, 2008 at 8:34 am

How lucky to find a blackberry patch! Very cool.


11 brit June 10, 2008 at 9:28 am

in the interest of saving time, did you skip the pre-run snack this morning, or did i just miss it? just wondering!


12 VeggieGirl June 10, 2008 at 9:30 am

So glad that you had a great run – enjoy your Tuesday! :0)


13 the husband June 10, 2008 at 9:55 am

Hey Maran! Didn’t see you – I’m usually blasting home to get out of the heat and out of my work clothes! Look for the speeding nerd in the blue helmet with a bike that looks like it was stolen from a 10 year old…


14 tfh June 10, 2008 at 10:12 am

“Runrise” = brilliant. I was wondering why the sun seemed to be rising so quickly this morning (I really was– maybe it’s just because it’s so big and orange on hot days, but I swear I could see it moving). P.S. I love how no matter how eager the husband is to get home at the end of the day, he’ll stop for a patch of blackberries. Very sweet!


15 mel June 10, 2008 at 10:16 am

haha matt, you are too funny! kath, I know you love oatmeal, but do you ever eat cold cereal in the am? its fast and I find high fiber cereals like kashi mixed with fiber one and fruit fill me up and keep me going! or kashi waffles are fast and delicious!


16 Amy June 10, 2008 at 11:11 am

In the summer, oatmeal seems too hot for me to eat. Do you ever feel this way? I have been eating cold cereal with fruit or yogurt and fruit mixed with a bit of cereal for my breakfasts. They fill me up without making me feel heavy like oatmeal does in the summer.
Yeah for your 4 miles of running. I love how you say and easy run of 4.2 miles. That cracks me up. For me, that would not be “easy”, but a very hard run. Oh well, I can’t run like I used to could in the old days! I am trying to get back in to running more now. I had my second baby about 15 months ago, so I am slowly by surely getting back into working out on a consistent basis. I have found that I love walking a lot and try to balance that with some running and walking hills. Anyways, keep up the good work and keep on inspiring us with your healthy lifestyle!


17 lexi June 10, 2008 at 11:47 am

i dont have a trader joes in texas but im on vacation in newyork and THEY have one so i was wondering what your FAVORITE things from TJ’s are so i know what my FAV blogger likes! :)


18 BethT June 10, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Can anyone suggest a good substitute for chipotle in adobo? I don’t have any on hand and need some for a recipe. I’m thinking either cayenne or red pepper flake plus some smoked paprika, maybe? Since chipotle in adobo is basically heat + smokiness?


19 Leah June 10, 2008 at 1:02 pm

………”Although I’m sure some of you were helping me across the country (and world??!)”

Yup!! I am a reader in England and I was running this morning! Although, when I was running it was only about 1am your time so most of you were sleeping i’m sure!


20 sirenjess June 10, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Hey, Heather where in TX are you from? I know what you mean about early morning runs. I ran nine this morning and had cloud cover till about 11.


21 Steph June 10, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Lexi: So I’m obviously not Kath, but I thought I’d chime in on my favorite Trader Joe’s products.

1) I absolutely love their whole wheat pizza dough. It can be found in the refrigerated section in the produce.

2) Trader Joe’s peanut butter is awesome

3) Most Trader Joe’s cereals are great too


22 Kathryn June 10, 2008 at 2:07 pm

On the Trader Joe’s topic. I also love:

–their nuts, dried fruit and trail mix section. Usually cheaper than at other stores.

–Love their frozen meals and frozen fish – especially the 2 crabcakes for $3 and stuffed salmon

–Also love pomegranate tea – can’t remember the exact name, but it’s great!


23 Kath June 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm

brit ,
I skipped it for the sake of time. If I’d been starving I would have had half a banana (which I can exercise immediately on) but I wasn’t particularly hungry when I got up so out the door we went.

mel ,
I feel like cold cereal isn’t as filling, but the last time i had it with healthy fats involved, it was just as filling as oats. I’m sure I’ll eat it sometime soon. But I’m all out of kashi H2H which is my favorite.

Amy ,
I didn’t reheat the oatmeal that hot today. And I have been eating a lot more chilled muesli too. Try making it in advance and just adding some milk to soften it in the morning and having it cold. And keep up the running!

Definitely Nuts Over Raspberries trail mix. And the frozen salmon patties, whole wheat hamburger buns, greek yogurt, and cheap cereals.

Leah ,
Wow!! I guess you started it and I finished :)



24 Jenn June 10, 2008 at 2:53 pm

The Nutz Over Chocolate trail mix from Trader Joe’s is AMAZING!!


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