The Run Around

November 19, 2008

Ahoy there! Anna is here!! I just picked her up from the airport and we’re playing about the house. I’m sleepy though, so we’ll have to play at 5:30 am tomorrow :)

I needed to squeeze in some more studying, so I decided to go running before practice today rather than after so I’d also have time for a shower at the YMCA down the street. I found this AWESOME park that I’ve never been to in Charlotte. It’s nestled in one of the fancier neighborhoods in town and not visible from the main streets. I thought it was tiny, but it was huge and beautiful with a big lake and a running path along a stream. I ran for about 35 minutes (~4 miles), and I actually got lost in the neighborhood on the edge and thought I was going to be late for practice!

Girls on the Run practice went great today. They did a practice 5K and did so well!! I had Gatorade and bananas to pass out afterwards. I ran/walked about 2 more miles with them. After practice I headed for the Y and took a steaming hot shower.

I packed a generous snack to have as a mini dinner at 5:00 since I had soup waiting for me at home for after class (which I knew would get out earlier than normal tonight).

I enjoyed this yummy peach Chobani (my favorite flavor) with some Quaker Square crumbles (the last of my Chicago box :cry: )

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Plus I ate the leftover veggies and goat cheese dip from last night. They were so filling and made such a great snack. They were all organic and I swear they had more flavor than what I’m used to, but maybe it was just psychological and/or freshness.

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Lastly, I packed some Bone Suckin’ Sauce to dip the veggies in after the goat cheese dip was gone.

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After lab, which lasted about an hour, I came home to the fantastic bowl of black bean soup that the husband made!! It came from a mix that Alex and Lauren gave to me in Chicago. Here’s a link to the mix page: Frontier Soups: TX Black Bean. We obviously omitted the onion (although I think there was some dehydrated onion in the spice pack) and added a carrot, a can of diced tomatoes, garlic, homemade chicken stock and a few extra seasonings like cumin. Topped with a little Cholula and greek yogurt – SO GOOD!

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On the side I had the remainder of a box of Kashis and the end piece of some Honey Wheat bread.

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Hit the spot –

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Off to bed! Tomorrow I don’t have my morning class, I am skipping my afternoon class to avoid having to drive down to Winthrop (I asked my prof and she said it was OK because I haven’t missed any classes yet!) and then I have my Micro test in the evening. I hope to spend the day with Anna and hopefully the husband, who is working 60 hours this week! I feel like we haven’t spent much time together lately. Better plan to cram it in when we can.

G’night!

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1 zestycook November 19, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Hey Kath, Soup looks excellent!! Have a good evening!

zesty

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2 Megan November 19, 2008 at 10:08 pm

I love Frontier soups! Have fun with Anna and I hope you get some time in with husband too. Hope the test goes well!

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3 Seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter November 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm

I never thought of adding Greek Yogurt to soup…looks DEE-Lish, Kath!

Good luck with everything…I love bone suckin’ sauce!!

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4 ashley (sweet & natural) November 19, 2008 at 10:13 pm

I LOVE black bean soup. And I just so happen to have a can of black beans in my cabinet right now.

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5 Justy2003 November 19, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Yay for fun visitors!
And you’re doing so great with the Thanksgiving Challenge! While I haven’t set a limit for myself, I’ve definitely been passing up some items and/or buying the cheaper versions.

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6 melissa November 19, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Wow that is an impressive amount of running, and it’s great that you are inspiring young girls and old(er) ones alike. I am so happy your foot is better! Do you ever consider doing a half marathon?

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7 Elina November 19, 2008 at 10:32 pm

Kath, you’ve been awarded the Superior Scribbler badge. Check out my blog for the rules! :D

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8 Oh She Glows November 19, 2008 at 10:35 pm

You run sounded so beautiful and calming today!

Wish it wasn’t snowing here, lol.

Great BB soup….I will have to make this recipe soon.

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9 Lisa November 19, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Kath, tonight I was inspired by your kitchen creativity and made something on the fly. I cut up carrots, parsnips, radishes, half a squash, a little bit of onion, and a red pepper. I tossed them in olive oil, roasted them, pureed them with some chicken broth, and reheated everything into delicious soup. Even my food-fraidy-cat parents liked it!

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10 Nellie November 19, 2008 at 11:32 pm

peach chobani = love.

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11 Maggie November 19, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Sounds like a lovely night :)

I had my first Chobani ever today!!! The blueberry one – soooo good. Can’t wait to try peach.

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12 Halie November 19, 2008 at 11:40 pm

Lovely Black Bean Soup!!

Good night!

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13 Runeatrepeat November 20, 2008 at 12:06 am

I love black bean soup. I made a black bean layered tortilla thingy tonight for din.

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14 bobbi November 20, 2008 at 12:09 am

I have never had black bean soup looks yummy:)!

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15 Jen November 20, 2008 at 6:53 am

Your soup looks delicious!

Good luck with your test today :D

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16 Mara November 20, 2008 at 6:59 am

Good luck with your test today! I have to say, I do NOT miss taking exams…

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17 Michelle November 20, 2008 at 7:14 am

Delicious soup!!

Good luck on your test!!

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18 VeggieGirl November 20, 2008 at 7:33 am

Have a WONDERFUL time with Anna; and ROCK THAT TEST!! :-D

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19 Jen November 20, 2008 at 8:30 am

I have been seeing chili all over blogs lately … it goes hand and hand with this chilly weather! Loves it!! Yours looks great! :)

Enjoy your day!

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20 Rose November 20, 2008 at 9:05 am

Clever title for this post :) Glad you found a new running spot.

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21 Carol November 20, 2008 at 9:13 am

Hi Kath,
This is the frst time I have left a comment. I love your blog, I have gone back and read several months of archives.
I am going to order a bag from reusablebags as soon as I can decide which one I want.

I judt googled Bone Sucking BBQ and found it at a store near me.

Have fun with Anna and good luck with classes

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22 K November 20, 2008 at 9:18 am

The soup looks great! Love the chobani and veggies :) Glad to hear your cousin made it in!

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23 Allison K November 20, 2008 at 10:13 am

I’m going to have to see if I can find Bone Sucking Sauce…i’m sooo intrigued by the name.

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24 Katelyn November 20, 2008 at 11:36 am

I totally agree that organic veggies have more flavor, and are sweeter! I had a plate out of some carrots for a lunch gathering last week and had several comments about how “these carrots are really good”… =)

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25 Mariposa November 20, 2008 at 11:37 am

I just tried to convince my grandmother to buy Chobani yogurt so I could try a bite… she didn’t bite.. so i will have to see who else will be my guniea pig!

bone sucking sauce sounds so painful!!! lol

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26 runjess November 20, 2008 at 12:08 pm

That soup looks delicious! I just checked out the website and it doesn’t look like it’s available in stores, which is disappointing. If you find it, please let us know!

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27 Kath November 20, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Elina ,
Thanks so much for the honor! But I don’t normally participate in the award chains.

melissa ,
I think a half marathon could be possible, but never a full one. I just don’t want to risk an injury given my foot’s history and frankly don’t want to spend my weekends running 20 miles when 5-6 suits me just fine :)

Carol ,
Welcome!!

Kath

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28 Cat November 20, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Ahhh please tell me you used an empty baby food jar for the Bone Suckin’ sauce!!! I use those all the times to carry condiments, PB, hummus, etc. So handy!! And I don’t waste the babyfood either, I get carrots or bananas or something and throw it into my oatmeal. ;)

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29 Kath November 20, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Cat ,
It’s actually a former pesto jar :mrgreen:

Kath

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