Stop And Smell The Coffee

September 12, 2009

Another fulfilling morning! I woke up and decided I was in the mood to exercise right away, and I knew it would be better for my schedule since we’re leaving for Davidson at 11:30.

I used to dread biking to the gym and made myself do it for the environment, but now it is my very favorite part of working out!!! It’s so totally refreshing.

At the gym I did 30 minutes on the Stairmaster and then remembered I needed to treadmill run to test out my shoes, so I did hopped on one. I hate treadmills, but it wasn’t that bad. I put the incline at 2.6 and the speed to 6.2 and ran about 1.5 miles. Loved the shoes and had no trouble with numbness!!

On my way home I ran biked straight into a 5K Fun Run! It put a kink in my route and I debated turning around and going the long way home. This wasn’t a competitive race, so I could have easily biked by, but I would have been going in the opposite direction. I asked the police officer there if I could go and he said to wait. So I did. For about 10 minutes. But the more I watched the families, kids and dogs walk/skate/stroller by, the happier I got. Everyone was having so much fun! And there was a man next to me drinking the most wonderful smelling coffee that. When I was finally free to go, I was glad I stopped to watch :)

Once home, I showered and had built up a strong appetite.

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  • Pineapple Chobani (YUMMMMM!) from my sample pack
  • A plum
  • ~1/2 cup GoLean Crunch Honey Almond Flax
  • Sprinkle chia seeds + coconut
  • Spoonful Barney Butter

It wasn’t the best mix ever (the flavors were all over the place), but it was still good.

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Marley Coffee – One Love. I heated my Half and Half and am not sure why the fat separated again. Maybe it was too long.

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Behind The Blog series on KERF over at Defining Wellness!


Gotta go make Ina Garten’s hummus and chop veggies for the tailgate we’re doing at Davidson. Happy Homecoming!

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1 kay (eating machine) September 12, 2009 at 10:09 am

i’m usually not too happy if i end up stuck behind a run… i need to use your attitude next time it happens! :-)


2 Leianna September 12, 2009 at 10:17 am

I’m getting some pineapple chobani next week, can’t wait!
Gald the shoes are better for you, have a great day!


3 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 12, 2009 at 10:27 am

Love Ina’s hummus! And love love watching races! Have a great day!



4 VeggieGirl September 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

Nice call on the hummus – Ina’s recipes are fabulous :)


5 Cynthia (It All Changes) September 12, 2009 at 10:48 am

How fun to watch a race… I’ve always wanted one to be near me so I could watch like all the great people who support us as we run by. But truth is I probably would enter 😉

I don’t know about the combo of pineapple and nut butter….just too strange for me.


6 Ali September 12, 2009 at 11:04 am

brekkie looks amazing! have a fabulousss day!


7 Elizabeth (The Dallas Celiac) September 12, 2009 at 11:13 am

I’m really puzzled at why your half and half is separating. I don’t ever heat mine and I’ve never had a problem. You should try the shelf-stable kind and see if that helps.


8 Emily September 12, 2009 at 11:16 am

Hi Kath!
I have a random question about sports bras.. do you have a favorite brand that you like? I’m in search of one that I can wear for high impact that holds me in place but is still comfortable or somewhat comfortable. I am in the process of updating my workout wardrobe so any recs would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!


9 Stephanie September 12, 2009 at 11:18 am

I think that pineapple Chobani will soon take over the world haha — oat combo looks deelish!


10 Susan September 12, 2009 at 11:46 am

Hey Kath, what kind of bike do you have? I’ve got a road bike that’s great for fast riding, but awful for driving around town in. I’d like to get some sort of commuter bike that I can actually go places on!


11 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 12, 2009 at 11:50 am

What a great way to work up an appetite! Have fun at Davidson! :)


12 Biz September 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm

What a great way to start the day – you are going to have so much fun tailgaiting – I almost enjoy that more than the game! 😀

Our closest college is an hour away but our neighbor is an Alumni – Northern Illinois University – good times!


13 Anna September 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm

That’s what happens to my half-and-half when it’s going bad.

Also, I’m totally ticked for you that they gave you a hard time when returning the shoes! If Mr. Kabillion Marathons had fitted you correctly to begin with you wouldn’t have to return them. Why shouldn’t you run with YOUR shoes on dirt? Did they want to try to resell them? Gross. I’d find a new shoe store.


14 skinnyrunner September 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm

ive tried making hummus many times before and it never tastes as good as store bought. i think i have the wrong recipe


15 amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Sounds like you had a good day! Did you heat your half & half in the microwave?


16 Lizzy September 12, 2009 at 12:30 pm

MMMMm i’m watchin Ina right now on the food network. her recipes are so awesome! :) have fun today tailgating!


17 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm

ina’s hummus is goooood . have fun!


18 Jenna September 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

have fun at davidson :)


19 Jenna September 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I love Ina and I love hummus. So I can about imagine how wonderful her hummus is!

Football season is in the air and I LOVE IT! Have fun today :)


20 Adventures of Alice September 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Have fun at Davidson! Aww– I miss that place! = )


21 eliza September 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm

that breakfast looks so good! i need to try the new chobani’s i just bought the pomegranate one :) that plum looks so perfect and love the addition of chia and coconut to your cereal, didnt know kashi made go lean crunch with almond and flax, i need to check this out, so many new products out there!



22 MarathonVal September 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Stopping your workout for 10 minutes can certainly be aggravating…. I really admire your positive attitude about it! Way to look on the bright side! :)


23 Fallon September 12, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Now I remember what I forgot at Wholefoods… Pineapple chobani!!! lol

Is your half n half fresh?? It may be going bad and that why it is separating in your coffee. If it isn’t organic it will go bad quicker even if the date is good for another few days.


24 Jill September 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm

My cream will always do that when it gets near the expiration date, right when it is fresh it is best–also be sure to keep it in the coolest part of your fridge–not on the door! :)


25 Pam September 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Great workout Kath!


26 Steph September 12, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I love to see people happy and having fun…especially families and little kids! Have fun today!


27 Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm

You breakfast bowl looks huge huge huge!


28 Kath September 12, 2009 at 9:43 pm

I don’t have great sports bras – they are a mish mosh of ones I have picked up on sale here and there. I have a FILA one that I just got that I really love. It’s blue and stretchy material. I also have one from GAP that is like a real bra – hooks in the back – and it’s REALLY supportive, but also kind of tight and better for under t-shirts b/c of the strap shape. I like the Champion ones from Target too, but they aren’t the most supportive without doubling up with a tank top with built-in bra.

A Craig’s list bike! I don’t even know the model. It’s probably from Wal-Mart and it cost me $40. It works though!!



29 angieinatlanta September 12, 2009 at 10:27 pm

How fun! With all of these 5K posts floating around, I’m really feeling like I should sign up for a race soon…


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