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.
race run at 7:30AM enjoying a grapefruit and a bananer
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
We quickly showered at Sarah’s before heading out to the KERF Brunch
At the Mad Hatter
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!
I got a huge cappuccino as well
And a bite of Matt’s savory feast
After brunch we stopped by the Chapel Hill Great Harvest to say hello. This nice bear welcomed us in 🙂
Time to hit the road, Jack.
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
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. 😉
sarah (ghost world) says
YAY! love to run w/ you too 🙂 and matt!! and i think your mitochondria are AWESOME.
Congrats on the awesome run!!! Your post-run fuel looks delicious too 🙂
Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says
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!
Cara (Cara Craves...) says
Looks like a lovely morning…you guys all look so cute in your running gear.
What a great run. It’s snowing here! I don’t think I’d be up for running outdoors!
Yummy looking breakfast!
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. :]
run under the rain? woooo!!! you’re so dedicated!!! such a fun blogger meetup! 😉
Kristie Lynn says
There’s something really thrilling about running in the rain – but it definitely helps to be dressed for it 🙂
Food Makes Fun Fuel says
Yum! When I go out for breakfast, it’s savory all the way
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
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!
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
Nice run! Delish looking brunch, too! 😉
Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) says
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!
that granola bowl looks great! and good job on the run this morning 🙂
Great group! 🙂
Wow. The strawberries and granola look great. Have a nice day.
Ooo la la, look @ that cappuccino!
Mo @ Mommy RD says
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.
Meg @ be fit be full says
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.
That is so cool…that GH has GF bread and every day…awesome!
Mara @ What's for Dinner? says
I think brunch is my favorite meal ever 🙂 Have a safe trip back!
Erin @ Big Girl Eats says
That is so fun! I really want to do a blogger meetup! Brunch looks delish.
Mary :: A Merry Life says
A blogger brunch is such a good idea! How fun! And yummy selection. 🙂
Hope you have a great weekend!
Lauren @ eater not a runner says
Awesome run! And that granola looks so good!
Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc says
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.
I am cold just looking at those pictures! Brrr!!
christie @ honoring health says
Awesome run! and that brunch looks fabulous!
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
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!
Cait (Cait's Plate) says
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 🙂
What a lovely run in the rain :)!
You are getting so fast at running Kath! That’s a stellar 10k time!
Looks like a great brunch. Congrats again about Oprah.com!
That brunch looks delicious — how fun! 😀 I considered running in the snow this morning but totally wimped out. 😉
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.
Sarah @ See Sarah Eat says
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 🙂
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!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
So inspiring, Kath! 🙂
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
I’ve been mad enough to run in the rain before. One of the most refreshing runs of my life.
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
i love yogurt and granola at restaurants. why does it taste so much better than when i make it at home?!
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. 🙂
Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run says
You’re a speedy lil’ runner : ) I love running in the rain!
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?!
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)
Thank you! I’ve been an avid reader for a year or so now, and I always want more KERF 😉
Wow! Congrats on running in the rain! I am always so terrified of slipping! Way to go!
Aw, super bummed that I missed out on the Mad Hatter’s meet-up! Hope you all had a good time though:)