Social Sightings

July 25, 2010

Today was a never-ending string of social events to squeeze in as much time with our friends as possible!

The day started with a group run with these awesome friends. Normally I wouldn’t run the day after a hard race, but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to run with these gals! Caitlin and I did a quick 3 miles before Michelle and Diana joined us for a second loop. This was Diana‘s first official run and she did awesome! 3.2 miles on her first try :)


I could not have done the run without the help of a coconut water in my camelbak. It was H.O.T. Matt biked with me to Caitlin‘s house so in total I covered about 6 miles of running and 6 miles of biking!

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Stop two was brunch at The Flying Biscuit.

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A long wait, but well worth it in the end. The place was PACKED!


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We were joined by Caitlin and Jason, Michelle + Ben and Diana + Dan

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Diana brought round II of her delicious Green Monster Muffins. Even better than the first batch because they were so doughy!! My favorite texture :)

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We had a bite to hold us over through the hour-long wait.

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I ended up ordering something I wouldn’t normally order (I tend to gravitate towards salads and seafood) – the Smoked Salmon Scramble.

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The mixture was great! I ate most of hit sharing a few bites with Matt. And also received a few bites of pancakes from my friends!!

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Of course a flying biscuit was involved – totally yum! Had most and shared with Matt.

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And a simple side salad.

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Michelle proclaimed she wanted to go to IKEA today.

Diana said she might like to join.

And before we knew it, we were ALL going to IKEA in one car!!

Matt and I got a knife rack and a few other tidbits. I warmed him up to the furniture I want to buy 😉

And we ran into these crazy chickens right in the middle of the store!

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Michelle ended up getting a cinnamon roll and shared a taste – doughy delicious! [I really don’t care much for meatballs guys!!]

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We had a lovely final tour of the Queen City on our way home as the car got a little lost…

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And ended up back at Diana‘s with just 10 minutes before our next social event.

Just enough time to give her vegan coconut ice cream a try! [This was a mini bowl and spoon – not to scale!]

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At 5PM we met some friends from Great Harvest for a farewell send-off for Matt.

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Of course it was a sophisticated beer establishment 😉

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SO MANY good choices!!

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Matt and I went typical – a sampler. These were a flight of Pisgah beers – my favorite brewery at the moment!

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The table had a huge plate of nachos to share – I had a big handful

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And a fried mushroom!

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Matt received a few fun gifts

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For dinner I ordered a garden salad with a shrimp skewer

It was highly delicious! I couldn’t even begin to finish it

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Thanks so much to Jeff and Janet, the owners of Great Harvest Charlotte for not only a great good luck dinner, but also for being such great leaders and role models to Matt these past two years :)

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[And a special shout out to Sarah’s friend who is a blog reader!!!]

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Dessert was a last supper of sorts! Karen is having wrist surgery tomorrow for carpel tunnel and loves frozen yogurt, so we took her out on a final adventure to Yoforia

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I got peanut butter with granola, coconut, choco chips and honey!

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And we were surprised to see Bailey show up!

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We will miss Diana + Dan! Bailey too!

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Going to bed ASAP because I have a final YOGA class tomorrow and I’m going to cry at the end because I am SO sad to leave my studio!!!!

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1 Chelsey July 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Oh my goodness – that was quite a day! You were so very busy! I’d be hitting the sack if I were you! :)


2 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm

i dream of biscuits like the one you had at breakfast this morning! YUM!


3 Mandy A July 25, 2010 at 9:07 pm

What an amazing day! So glad you have had the chance to say your goodbyes to friends as you head out on your new adventure! Wishing you two the best of luck!


4 Dynamics July 25, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I am so happy you have been having so much fun the last few weeks. Great memories to tide you over. Then you will have some new memories to share with us all.


5 Marisa @ Loser for Life July 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Aw Kath, I feel sad just reading this! Goodbyes are hard, but you have so many exciting adventures awaiting you! And thanks to the internet, everyone is just a g-chat away 😀


6 Vivi July 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm

What a busy day! Froyo is ammaazzziiinnnggg!


7 tanyasdaily July 25, 2010 at 9:15 pm

frozen yougurt sounds so good


8 Exercise and Eat July 25, 2010 at 9:15 pm

What a day! Amazing post:)


9 The Wife of a Dairyman July 25, 2010 at 9:15 pm

What a wonderfully busy day you had. Such good friends!


10 Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! July 25, 2010 at 9:17 pm

This looks like such a wonderful day of eats, treats, and friends! Thanks for sharing your fabulous adventures! :)


11 Lisa @bakebikeblog July 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

oh my – what a wonderfuly busy day you have had!


12 holly @ July 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

What a great way to say goodbye to a few friends. Your salad looked amazing — I’m sure those shrimps were delicious!

I am so excited to see where life takes you guys next, and I know you’ll make great friends and visit amazing places (breweries!). I wish you were moving near me so we could run together! :)


13 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 25, 2010 at 9:24 pm

The Flying Biscuit looks like just about the cutest restaurant ever :-)


14 marie @ marie would July 25, 2010 at 9:34 pm

what a yummy day! your salad and egg scramble look so good! i think you guys are leaving town in such style : )


15 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 25, 2010 at 9:35 pm

What a terrific way to bid adieu to your friends. Looks like a great time! So many tasty east. YUM :)



16 Diana July 25, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Kath! This weekend has been so fun hanging out with you!! Please visit again soon so we can have more fabulous weekends like this one! :) We still need to get pedicures some time!


17 Kath July 26, 2010 at 4:58 am

It has been so fun!!!!!!


18 Rosey Rebecca July 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I love everything about this post! Your day looks like it was so much fun! Those nachos look incredible!!


19 nickee July 25, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I know saying goodbye to a city and friends can be SO hard to do. HUGSS!!! Wishing you all the best on your new adventure. You have tons of people supporting you along the way :))


20 Cara July 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm

It always hard to leave things behind, but you have so much to look forward to.


21 Lisa July 25, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Wow. That sounds like quite a full day, but it’s good that you could fit so much in. When do you officially move to Charlottesville?

Have a great last yoga class!


22 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun July 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

You did a lot! I have to find the recipe for the Green Monster Muffins! Yum. 😀

Check out my Green Tea/Stevia Giveaway! 😀


23 Kerri @ Kerri Turns into a Zombie July 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm

So many goodbyes, but what a fun whirlwind day.


24 Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) July 25, 2010 at 10:38 pm

What a busy/fun day! Bittersweet!


25 Laura (Starloz) July 25, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I’m jealous that you’ve been surrounded by all these awesome bloggers. Here in Sydney, Australia I haven’t been able to find many healthy food bloggers but I’ll keep searching.

I’m confused about your living situation, I’ve only been reading a few months. Your moving from where to where?


26 Kath July 26, 2010 at 5:00 am

From Charlotte, NC to Charlottesville, VA on Tuesday!


27 Wendy July 25, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Gotta try those green monster muffins soon! Have you ever made them?
Great pics!!


28 Megan July 25, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Awwww, you seem a bit down about moving. I am moving clear across the country this fall and I feel your pain. Saying goodbye is a tough. I keep my spirits up by thinking of all the wonderful adventures that are to be had and about all the new friends I will make. That always excites me and moving doesn’t seem so bad.


29 Sarah July 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

This was posted on my facebook wall tonight and I figured I’d share with you:
” AHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH your in a picture and it says (shout out to sarahs friend who is a blog reader)!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhh….my life is complete!! :) :) :)”
haha. Katelyn loved it :)

I really enjoyed getting to hear about all of your blogging and nutrition related experiences at dinner!! Best of luck on that R.D. exam, and hope the move goes smoothly!


30 Kath July 26, 2010 at 5:01 am

Hahaha. So fun. Hope I can meet Katelyn someday!


31 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm

The shirt you ran in is so cute! I just have some shirts that I don’t like very much reserved for heavy sweat sessions.


32 Cynthia (It All Changes) July 25, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Jam packed day but looks like you are soaking it all in. I’m sure you’ll be back to visit when you can. Caitlin’s house looks like a great place for a mini vacation.


33 Mama Pea July 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Be sure to thank Joe Mama for that ice cream recipe… (okay, it was mine).

Hang in there, Kath. I know things are kind of in limbo right now, but you are the strongest woman I’ve never met and things are going to look up soon!


34 Kath July 26, 2010 at 5:01 am

:) It was great MP!


35 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) July 26, 2010 at 12:16 am

Looks like you had a whirlwind of a day! I was so sorry to read about the bakery lease falling through, and wish you the best. I recently moved cross-country and it was really difficult to say goodbye to my friends, even though I was excited about the move. Change can often be a bittersweet thing. Knowing your positive attitude, I know you will make the best of it!

PS: Those Green Monster muffins are GENIUS.


36 Hannah July 26, 2010 at 12:39 am

What a fun, fun day! All those guys will just have to visit you in Charlottesville, won’t they?

Also, I hope you don’t mind my asking, but what is Karen’s surgery/what does it involve? I get quite painful carpal tunnel in my arm/elbow/wrist, and didn’t realise there was surgery available for it?


37 Kath July 26, 2010 at 5:02 am

She says the procedure is pretty simple. Just a slit to “relieve the pressure.” I’m not quite sure about it.


38 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 26, 2010 at 1:56 am

Wow, so many photos and beautiful food! You sure packed a lot of activies into the day – all looks so fun!!


39 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 26, 2010 at 1:56 am

Wow, you were quite the social butterfly today!


40 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 26, 2010 at 5:25 am

It’s so hard to leave! I can’t imagine how sad I would be. You’re holding it together well!


41 Emily July 26, 2010 at 5:31 am

What a day! I feel like I’ve gotten to know Charlotte through your blog and now know where all the cool kids go! All the best with the move!


42 [email protected]:// July 26, 2010 at 5:59 am

What a fun day. Looks like you guys are leaving so many good friends.


43 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 26, 2010 at 6:23 am

I was just in the Queen city yesterday..and we stopped at Yoforia at SouthGate mall (I think that’s what it’s called..) if it was from that same place as where you got yours, how cool!! haha :) Fro-yo definitely makes for some awesome meals. 😉


44 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 26, 2010 at 7:21 am

I’ll bet you’ll find a new yoga studio that you’ll love as well. It’s always so sad to leave though. Hang in there, Kath!


45 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday July 26, 2010 at 7:58 am

Wow, that’s quite the wait for Sunday brunch!

…look at all those beers on tap! Amazing.


46 Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life July 26, 2010 at 8:00 am

Wow, you’ve been up to a lot of busy and fun stuff :) Charlotte will miss having you, Kath, but I look forward to reading about your new adventures!

What’s the latest with the bakery location?


47 Rose-Anne July 26, 2010 at 8:05 am

Aw, Kath, you’re breaking my heart! Leaving a place and people you love is SO hard. I’m thinking about you this week as you make your move to Cville. Best of luck, lady.


48 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 26, 2010 at 10:59 am

wow that’s a lot of folks to see in a night! sounds fun.


49 Melissa @ HerGreenLife July 26, 2010 at 11:15 am

The fro-yo craze is just starting to hit the Midwest. I tried my hand at making my own fro-yo over the weekend. It was great straight from the ice cream maker, but the stuff we put in the freezer for later froze so hard we couldn’t scoop it. Maybe it only works as soft serve because of the lower fat content?


50 Krit July 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Matt and his signature thumb pose, LOL!


51 Evan Thomas July 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I love spotting other bloggers on not-their-blogs. I wish I lived in a less rural setting.


52 Meagan July 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Oh my! Can I take Bailey home please??


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