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 😥 )


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.


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


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!


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


Hit the spot –


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.


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1 zestycook November 19, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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



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!


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!!


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.


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.


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?


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! 😀


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.


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!


10 Nellie November 19, 2008 at 11:32 pm

peach chobani = love.


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.


12 Halie November 19, 2008 at 11:40 pm

Lovely Black Bean Soup!!

Good night!


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.


14 bobbi November 20, 2008 at 12:09 am

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


15 Jen November 20, 2008 at 6:53 am

Your soup looks delicious!

Good luck with your test today 😀


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…


17 Michelle November 20, 2008 at 7:14 am

Delicious soup!!

Good luck on your test!!


18 VeggieGirl November 20, 2008 at 7:33 am

Have a WONDERFUL time with Anna; and ROCK THAT TEST!! 😀


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!


20 Rose November 20, 2008 at 9:05 am

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


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


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!


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.


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”… =)


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


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!


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 ,



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. 😉


29 Kath November 20, 2008 at 7:53 pm

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



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