Up, Up and Away!

July 20, 2009

We set the alarm for 6:26 this morning to get up and run with Matt before he had to go to work. It was a glorious run along the Charles – a different direction this time. My how much I LOVE running along water. My pace has slowed considerably since the spring when I was running more frequently and hitting around an 8:45-9 minute mile to closer to 9:30-10. My double runs with Matt helped me pick it up a bit and I finally hit 8:45 on mile 4 today. We did 4.5 total. My surgery foot of 4 years ago is giving me some stiffness troubles though, so I thing I’m going to back off this week and save energy for the BlogHer Unofficial 5K on Friday morning!

[Just to clarify for future references, I’ll call Larbs’ Matt Matt A. and my Matt either just Matt or Kanz]

After our run I had a special request for oatmeal. Matt A. is a big fan!

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I made a whipped banana base with cinnamon and vanilla and topped it with some crumbled ProBar from home and that amazing honey roasted PB!

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Here’s a post I’ve been wanting to write for ages over on Gather. It’s about not fearing food: Enjoy Every Opportunity To Eat!

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Our flight leaves at 12:15, so we’re headed to the airport in just a few. We’ve got to pass through Detroit again – blah – so we won’t be home until dinnertime tonight. Matt just packed up a fun lunch for us with leftover sandwich ingredients, so that’ll be fun!

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1 Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) July 20, 2009 at 8:34 am

ohhh yeah for a fun vacay! love the vacay breakfast oatmeal – i want to try one of those grind your own PB stations and try it out!

happy monday and safe travels!

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2 JENNA July 20, 2009 at 8:42 am

what a great weekend!! I hope you have a safe trip home.

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3 Jean July 20, 2009 at 8:44 am

You make exercise sound so effortless and appealing! I hope someday I feel like that as well!

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4 Katharina July 20, 2009 at 8:56 am

I enjoyed reading your posts from your trip. It looks like a great city and there was much fun had! Take care and have a safe flight home!!!

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5 Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 20, 2009 at 8:57 am

Have a safe trip home! Oatmeal looks amazing, per usual ;)

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6 AnnQ July 20, 2009 at 8:58 am

It looks like you’re having such a great time – I just LOVE Boston! To me it I feels more like a really big town instead of a city. :-)

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7 Larb's Matt July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am

I’ve never been this full at 10 AM…Thanks for a great breakfast this morning and for the great company throughout the weekend…

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8 Andee (Runtolive) July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am

Running along water makes the time fly! And it’s so peaceful, have a safe trip back home!

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9 Daria (Summer of the CSAs) July 20, 2009 at 9:01 am

Have a good flight! Glad you got to enjoy Boston. :)

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10 Rebecca July 20, 2009 at 9:02 am

Seriously..for as often as you come through Detroit, it never works for me to suggest a meet-up!

Guess Ill just have to meet you in Chicago this weekend!

Have a safe flight!

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11 Cait (Cait's Plate) July 20, 2009 at 9:02 am

i LOVE that bowl! And that oatmeal looks delicious.

Also – LOVE LOVE LOVE the gather post. Couldn’t agree with your sentiments more :)

Safe travels!

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12 Christie @ Quit Your Diet July 20, 2009 at 9:07 am

Delicious looking oats!!

Travel safe…

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13 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats July 20, 2009 at 9:07 am

Ugh I love running by the water too. It’s such a fabulous distraction and just makes the whole experience so much more enjoyable, don’t you think? Have a safe trip home!

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14 VeggieGirl July 20, 2009 at 9:08 am

Safe travels today!!

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15 brandi July 20, 2009 at 9:08 am

have a safe trip back!

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16 K July 20, 2009 at 9:10 am

Have a safe flight – hope you get McNamara terminal in Detroit! The other terminal leaves something to be desired :(

GREAT Gather post!

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17 Anna July 20, 2009 at 9:23 am

If you get hungry while you’re in the Detroit Airport, check out PB & J. I’m a frequent traveler, and this is by far my favorite airport place to get food. My sandwich of choice: almond butter and banana. No joke!!

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18 Lizzy July 20, 2009 at 9:24 am

I adore running by the water. my most favorite thing. I live in Detroit, so i run along Lake St. Clair, yet not the same but still very calming! It looks like you had an amazing weekend!!!

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19 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 20, 2009 at 9:38 am

mmm, what a good looking oatmeal breakfast! Less than a month until you return to Boston for the summit. yay!

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20 ellie July 20, 2009 at 9:39 am

Love the article you posted! :D

have a safe trip home!

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21 Jenny July 20, 2009 at 9:49 am

I love running along the water too. That’s why living in DC rocks… running along the Potomoc with the monuments in your view? Can’t be beat!

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22 april July 20, 2009 at 9:51 am

Yummy oatmeal! Have a safe trip!

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23 Eve July 20, 2009 at 10:05 am

I agree, there’s something so great about running along the water. Have a safe flight back.

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24 Mrs. Myers (Eat Move Write) July 20, 2009 at 10:15 am

The oatmeal looks great. Too bad for the last day of vaca. I know that’s always sad, but enjoy dinner tonight and pretend like its still vaca. It’s what we always do!

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25 Susan July 20, 2009 at 10:58 am

LOVED your Gather post! I’m only just starting to enjoy restaurants again after learning to be scared of them during my weight loss. I now know that the experience itself is often more rewarding than the few extra calories I save by going the safe/boring route.

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26 Grace Holtzclaw July 20, 2009 at 11:04 am

Hi Kath,
I am a nine year old that loves to cook. I started a blog called Gracie Gourmet Girl 1 month ago. I might have to make a post about your blog. You should check out my blog sometime we have alot in comon.
Keep posting,
Grace

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27 Jessica July 20, 2009 at 11:14 am

a 5k! I’m jealous. There aren’t any going on here in omaha right now .. .it is highly frustrating! good luck!
-muffy

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28 Sara (healthful delights) July 20, 2009 at 11:14 am

I like the concept of your Gather article. I’ve found that as long as I treat restaurants as a “fun” thing to do, rather than an excuse not to cook dinner that night, I really enjoy the experience.

Since I gave up sugar and gluten grains, I now can fully enjoy food, effortlessly stop when I’ve had enough, and no longer feel that “addict-like pull” towards my favorite dishes, especially desserts!

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29 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) July 20, 2009 at 11:42 am

That PB looks sooo good!

Jenn

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30 Hallie (Healthy Twists) July 20, 2009 at 11:43 am

I think I missed something…are you going to BlogHer? That sounds like SUCH a fun conference…and I guess it makes sense for you to go since you’re a professional blogger, haha.

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31 Jen July 20, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Way to go on the run!!!!!
Yummyyyy oats!!!!
Thanks for the link to the write up :) :)

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32 Angharad July 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Your vacation looks like it was so fun – I can’t get over the desserts you had last night! That oreo cake….oh wow!

The breakfast oats this morning don’t look too bad either ;) Running by water is the best – I’m totally spoiled living in Minnesota for that!

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33 Deva July 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Your breakfast looks so yummy! I hope your flight back is uneventful and that you are able to rest on the plane if needed :-)

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34 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 20, 2009 at 1:48 pm

The worst part of a vacation is always the trip home. Hope you have a good flight and everything goes well!

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35 Libby July 20, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Hey! First time poster, but I read your blog a lot! I love love love oatmeal (which is how I found your blog) and per usual your morning meal looks soooo delicious! I am trying to learn to cook, but it’s been a struggle. Thanks for all your inspiring posts! I am a very healthy eater and work out daily (probably about as much as you do) but am terrible at cooking anything edible. Hopefully your blog will help me get better so my husband can finally stop lying about how good my food tastes. Thank you for your help along the way!

Libby

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36 Kelly July 20, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Your previous post cracked me up because the ferry you are riding is what I use for my commute everyday since I live in Charlestown. I had to do a double take to make sure I wasn’t somewhere in the back of that photo. :-) It’s too bad it doesn’t look like you had a chance to check out the restaurants here because we have some great eats. Tangerino is quite yummy for Moroccan as is Figs for Pizza and The Navy Yard Bistro for wine.

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