We’ve Gone Mad!

December 5, 2009

The weather forecast all week predicted 40* and a steady rain for today. Sarah and I love to run together and had made plans while back to meet for a 10K this morning.

I emailed her earlier this week with the simple question: "Do we run in rain?"

Her response: "YES!"

So when I packed up my bags yesterday, I packed lots of outerwear. Had I planned a run by myself, I would have definitely stayed high and dry, but Sarah is hardcore and had her last long run of marathon training to do rain or shine, so Matt and I braved the elements with her.

Pre-race run at 7:30AM enjoying a grapefruit and a bananer

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We ended up having a fabulous run (don’t you always have great runs when you least expect them!?) We ran 6.2 in 53:10 – probably a new record for me! Sarah’s Polar watch said our pace was 8:35 and my Garmin said 8:40 so take your pick :) We hit some killer hills! I raced in the last 1/2 a mile at a sub-8:00 pace and my legs are sure feelin’ it now.

Sarah’s Mitochondria > My Mitochondria :mrgreen:

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We quickly showered at Sarah’s before heading out to the KERF Brunch

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At the Mad Hatter

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Matt was the photographer of me, Meg, Lacey, Sarah, Allie, Jessica, Lauren and the boyz!

I decided on a big bowl of fruit, yogurt + granola. Can’t beat it!! The granola was homemade and the whole dish was wonderful. I ate every drop!

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I got a huge cappuccino as well

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And a bite of Matt‘s savory feast

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After brunch we stopped by the Chapel Hill Great Harvest to say hello. This nice bear welcomed us in :)

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Time to hit the road, Jack.

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1 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) December 5, 2009 at 1:24 pm

LOL, you HAVE to be extremely dedicated to run in the rain!! I wouldn’t mind getting wet, but I’d worry about slipping.

The granola bowl looks so fresh and yummy. Love the little sausage patties on Matt’s plate.

It’s snowing here, I’ll trade you for the rain. 😉



2 sarah (ghost world) December 5, 2009 at 1:24 pm

YAY! love to run w/ you too :) and matt!! and i think your mitochondria are AWESOME.


3 Lindsay December 5, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Congrats on the awesome run!!! Your post-run fuel looks delicious too :-)


4 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 5, 2009 at 1:28 pm

So glad I got to see you again!! I cleaned that parfait bowl down to the last drop too. Until next time!!!

PS Didn’t like the crazy dish-collecting man’s photos, huh? Hahaha he couldn’t handle the magic of the SLR!


5 Cara (Cara Craves...) December 5, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Looks like a lovely morning…you guys all look so cute in your running gear.


6 Karla December 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm

What a great run. It’s snowing here! I don’t think I’d be up for running outdoors!
Yummy looking breakfast!


7 candice December 5, 2009 at 1:40 pm

That’s dedication right there! I would never be brave enough to run in the rain… That frothy cappuccino looks super good. Especially after a long run. :]


8 coco December 5, 2009 at 1:44 pm

run under the rain? woooo!!! you’re so dedicated!!! such a fun blogger meetup! 😉


9 Kristie Lynn December 5, 2009 at 1:45 pm

There’s something really thrilling about running in the rain – but it definitely helps to be dressed for it :)


10 Food Makes Fun Fuel December 5, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Yum! When I go out for breakfast, it’s savory all the way


11 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Looks like an awesome brunch! You are a brave woman for running in that weather– I talk myself out of bad weather/cold weather runs so easily :-)

Have a great day!


12 Shannon (The Daily Balance) December 5, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Nice run! Delish looking brunch, too! 😉


13 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Being dressed for the rain is key! Chafing is the worst part about rainy weather, so as long as you can get around that, it can actually be quite enjoyable. 😀

And I think your post-run eats was the perfect choice! Looks so fresh and delicious…yum!


14 Jenna December 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm

that granola bowl looks great! and good job on the run this morning :)


15 VeggieGirl December 5, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Great group! :)


16 emptynutjar December 5, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Wow. The strawberries and granola look great. Have a nice day.


17 SweetiePotato December 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Ooo la la, look @ that cappuccino!


18 Mo @ Mommy RD December 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Wow, you guys were definately faster than me. I ran 6.0 miles this morning in 57:57. Yeah, slow, but it’s the longest I’ve run in a couple years.


19 Meg @ be fit be full December 5, 2009 at 2:34 pm

It was so great to finally meet you after following your blog for so many months! Wish I could have stayed around to chat longer. And I wish I had gotten one of those delicious looking yogurt & granola :) Thanks again for the Candlelight Tour tickets! Hopefully we’ll hit up one of the yummy restaurants in Hillsborough beforehand.


20 Pam December 5, 2009 at 2:43 pm

That is so cool…that GH has GF bread and every day…awesome!



21 Mara @ What's for Dinner? December 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I think brunch is my favorite meal ever :) Have a safe trip back!


22 Erin @ Big Girl Eats December 5, 2009 at 2:55 pm

That is so fun! I really want to do a blogger meetup! Brunch looks delish.


23 Mary :: A Merry Life December 5, 2009 at 3:23 pm

A blogger brunch is such a good idea! How fun! And yummy selection. :)

Hope you have a great weekend!


24 Lauren @ eater not a runner December 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Awesome run! And that granola looks so good!


25 Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc December 5, 2009 at 4:06 pm

I loved getting to see you and Matt again!! You two are so gracious and fun :)

PS. Glad we have some Great Harvest goodies to look forward to in the future too.


26 Marissa December 5, 2009 at 4:07 pm

I am cold just looking at those pictures! Brrr!!


27 christie @ honoring health December 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Awesome run! and that brunch looks fabulous!


28 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope December 5, 2009 at 4:46 pm

It’s actually not as bad as it sounds to run in the run! I find that I end up concentrating even more on my running and usually end up feeling empowered by the rain. :)

Looks like a fun, delicious brunch!


29 Cait (Cait's Plate) December 5, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Oh my gosh all that food looks amazing!

And I run in the rain all the time. I definitely get weird looks but it really doesn’t bother me at all! Haha :)


30 Sana December 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm

What a lovely run in the rain :)!


31 Susan December 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm

You are getting so fast at running Kath! That’s a stellar 10k time!


32 Deirdre December 5, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Looks like a great brunch. Congrats again about Oprah.com!


33 Erin December 5, 2009 at 5:35 pm

That brunch looks delicious — how fun! 😀 I considered running in the snow this morning but totally wimped out. 😉


34 Paula December 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Good job on the run. I can easily find a way to wiggle out of bad weather activities. You always feel so good in the end though.


35 Sarah @ See Sarah Eat December 5, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I love runs like that, unexpected! I had to run in 34* weather yesterday and it ended up being so enjoyable, which I did not expect :)


36 Allyson December 5, 2009 at 7:56 pm

How nice you have such an amazing motivator to help you get out there! I seriously need someone to push me, too. My boyfriend and I would have both been like, forget that!


37 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 5, 2009 at 8:59 pm

So inspiring, Kath! :)


38 Cynthia (It All Changes) December 5, 2009 at 9:22 pm

I’ve been mad enough to run in the rain before. One of the most refreshing runs of my life.


39 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 5, 2009 at 9:38 pm

i love yogurt and granola at restaurants. why does it taste so much better than when i make it at home?!


40 Nicole December 5, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Hi Kath,

I just discovered your blog a few days ago and am reading from the beginning on! I’m somewhere in September 2007 now. 😉 I changed my eating habits about 7 months ago but am still learning so much. I’m getting some great ideas from your blog! Love it all, and you look wonderful. :)



41 Kath December 5, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Welcome Nicole!


42 Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run December 5, 2009 at 10:28 pm

You’re a speedy lil’ runner : ) I love running in the rain!


43 Stephanie December 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm

I can’t seem to figure out how to actually get to your posts from the Oprah site!! I just keep ending up at “Meet Kath Eats Real Food.”

How can we actually read your posts on that site?!

Thanks :)


44 Kath December 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm


They’ll be up on Monday. I sent them over but it’s the weekend :) And I dont’ think the actual posts will be up – just links (which is still fun because it means people will come over to KERF for a visit)



45 Stephanie December 5, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Thank you! I’ve been an avid reader for a year or so now, and I always want more KERF 😉


46 BalancedAnne December 6, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Wow! Congrats on running in the rain! I am always so terrified of slipping! Way to go!


47 BroccoliHut December 7, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Aw, super bummed that I missed out on the Mad Hatter’s meet-up! Hope you all had a good time though:)


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