Good morning!

WOW, I woke up super dehydrated this morning.  My mouth felt like someone had stuffed cotton balls in my cheeks while I was dreaming.  On yesterday’s 23 mile bike ride, I only drank a bottle of water, and then I had 1.5 glasses of pinot noir last night…. which probably explains why my skin feels like the Sahara Desert.   I am chugging water as I type.


I mentioned yesterday that my in-laws have the most well-stocked fridge on this side of the Mississippi…. well, they also have an extensively stocked pantry.  After browsing the shelves for oatmeal toppings, I decided to just put EVERYTHING on top of my oatmeal. 🙂


Low calorie, it was not.  But, WHOA – it was an amazing bowl of oatmeal!


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: shredded coconut, 1 Cadbury’s chocolate square, 1/2 a graham cracker, mini marshmallows, a few dried blueberries, and 3 crushed pecans.


And a cup of coffee for energy. 🙂


After my ginormous bowl of oatmel digested, I went on a fun long run.  Not going to lie – my legs were SO SORE after the bike ride, but my in-laws’ house has the absolute best running trail and I wasn’t going to miss it!


(PS – Future Husband ONLY works out twice a week (on the elliptical) and his legs didn’t hurt at all after the bike ride.  How totally unfair is that?!)


My run took me through the woods….


Along the intracoastal….


And by some pretty houses…


(Photos taken yesterday during the bike ride – no, I don’t run with a camera!) 🙂


Here are my statistics:


  • Duration: 47 minutes (5.0 miles)
  • Average Heart Rate: 166 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 185 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 422


Afterwards, I re-fueled with a Z-Bar. Yum!


We’re off to St. Augustine for the day.  We love St. Augustine SO much because its the town we got ENGAGED at!  Read the super sappy story here: Wedding Details:  Proposal Story.


Have a wonderful day! 



  • Sally November 15, 2008, 9:43 am

    Yum, s’mores oatmeal!

  • Halie November 15, 2008, 9:45 am

    Yummy oats! Great combo.

    I’m hoping to get a nice long run in today too, but I won’t see and pretty stuff like that!

    Enjoy your Saturday and going to St. Augustine!

  • therunningaddict November 15, 2008, 9:48 am

    I LOVE Cadbury chocolate! Your bowl looks DELICIOUS.
    Have a great time!

  • Katie November 15, 2008, 9:56 am

    Love your oats! Very smore-a-fruit-a-rific.

    The trails you get to run on are so beautiful! Keep enjoying!

  • ashley (sweet and natural) November 15, 2008, 9:59 am

    That trail is beautiful! Good start to your morning. Have a great day!

  • Mica November 15, 2008, 10:03 am

    That is an amazing bowl of oatmeal.

    I’m about to go make mine with some…brown sugar. Aha!

    You should move in with the future in-laws, if only for the running trails! Great job on your long run!

  • Erin of Care to Eat November 15, 2008, 10:05 am

    Rocky road oatmeal!
    Men just have it easier.

  • Oh She Glows November 15, 2008, 10:10 am

    Its so gorgeous there!!!

    Your oatmeal looks ah-maz-ing!

    Congrats on the run even though you were sore. 🙂

    Have a great time today!

  • just me November 15, 2008, 10:25 am

    wow, what a great bowl of oats!!! amazing!!!

    have fun out today in st. augustine!!!

  • Laura November 15, 2008, 10:33 am

    The oatmeal looks yummy! I don’t know if I could live full-time in a house that well stocked. 🙂 I’d be eating all the time!

    I’ve always wanted to go to St. Augustine! I’m such a nerd for historic places and buildings. That could have something to do with where I grew up. 🙂 I hope you have a great time!

  • Rose November 15, 2008, 10:46 am

    It sort of looks like “Smores Oatmeal.” I see chocolate and marshmallows – and I think graham crackers. Now all you need is an open flame 🙂

  • Sharney November 15, 2008, 10:55 am

    Hooray for your long run! You’re so amazingly dedicated- running while on vacation AND after a 23 mile bike ride! I definitely would want to take advantage of that beautiful running course myself!

    Oatmeal looked fantastic and delicious. Have a romantic day in St. Augustine! I’m off to do my long run 🙂

  • strongandhealthy November 15, 2008, 11:11 am

    What a yummy breakfast! Those pictures are beautiful!

  • Meg November 15, 2008, 11:42 am

    Love Love Love your oats. Enjoy St. Augustine. It is so pretty there!

  • magpie November 15, 2008, 12:32 pm

    I’m in Florida too 😀

    Your oats look AWESOME. Bobby’s parents have wonderful food too – I had an awesome breakfast today 🙂

    Have a great Saturday!

  • GroundedFitness November 15, 2008, 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous scenery for your run!

    Have a great time!

    Kelly Turner

  • November 15, 2008, 12:45 pm

    what a great idea to add in marshmallows!!!!!!

  • VeggieGirl November 15, 2008, 12:48 pm

    Chug that water!! 😀

    Loooove those oats.

    Gorgeous running site!!

    Have fun in St. Augustine!!

  • Lindsay November 15, 2008, 1:28 pm

    i <3 st. augestine. It's about a 90 minute drive from where i am. It's so beautiful. and romantic…:)

  • *Andrea* November 15, 2008, 2:10 pm

    yummy oatmeal!!!! i used to looooove making s’mores in the microwave haha. stay hydrated!!

  • ksgoodeats November 15, 2008, 2:11 pm

    The s’mores oats are calling my name!

    Have a great day in St. Augustine!!

  • healthy ashley November 15, 2008, 4:05 pm

    The oatmeal looks so good! I love the trail.. I missed where it was (I’ll have to catch up on back posts to see!).

  • Aggie November 15, 2008, 6:19 pm

    Wow, that oatmeal looks good!! I’d love running on a trail like that, what beautiful scenery!

  • Lida November 15, 2008, 7:08 pm

    AMAZING-SOUNDING OATMEAL! I’ve been craving s’mores forever! Where do you get mini marshmallows?

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 16, 2008, 6:04 am

    lida- they are in the grocery store next to the big marshmellow – i dont think they are special or anything, i’ve seen them at walmart!

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