A Sunny But Slow 6.0 Miler

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Afternoon! I was a lazy bug this morning.  It took allll over my motivation to get out of bed! 🙂


I had Sweet Pecan Oatmeal and English Breakfast Tea.  Yum!


The sweetness of the oatmeal came from dates.  It was a great natural way to sweeten it up!


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: Pecans and Dates


It was very nice and sunny today! 


My training schedule called for a 6.0 miler, which happens to be my least favorite distance.  I’m not sure why!  Regardless, I was totally dreading this run.


I was sooo slow.  Or slower than usual! 🙂 I kind of just waddled along, and I told myself several times that it was OK to be slow — at least I was running!


Here are my statistics:


  • Duration:1 hour, 6 minutes
  • Average Heart Rate: 154 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 194 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 514


I was starving by the end I got home, so I snacked on a carrot + PB while lunch cooked.


Lunch was reallllllly unique and delicious!  I managed to incorporate whole grains in an omelet!


My omelet included 2.5 eggs, which were stuffed with quinoa, kidney beans, cheddar cheese, pepper, and spinach.


And a sliced orange!


Adding a whole grain to my omelet made it so much more satisfying!  This meal definitely filled me up!


Alright — time to write some thank you cards for my wedding gifts! 🙂 Have a great day!



  • VeggieGirl February 7, 2009, 11:45 am

    A. mazing. oats.

    Good luck with the thank-you notes and enjoy the sunny day!! 🙂

  • Nutritious is Delicious February 7, 2009, 11:47 am

    What a creative omelet!!

  • d.a.r. February 7, 2009, 11:53 am

    Mmm that omelet looks delish! I had a similar run today. It was 6.2 miles and everything just hurt. I was so disappointed because I finally got to ditch the 3,000 layers of gloves, hats, under armor, sweats, etc. and enjoy a 65 degree day. Oh well, as you said, at least we were out there!

  • Maggie February 7, 2009, 12:08 pm

    Your omelette looks so good 🙂

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 7, 2009, 12:09 pm

    I think it was all that bowling that slowed you down today.

    But no, every run doesn’t have to be a PR!!!

    Have a great Saturday!

  • ksgoodeats February 7, 2009, 12:12 pm

    Oh fun omelet! That oat bowl is so pretty 🙂

    Enjoy the nice weather!!

  • Meghann February 7, 2009, 12:12 pm

    Guess Where I am?!?!?!

    I’m back in O-Town!!!

  • just me February 7, 2009, 12:13 pm

    i when i have left over brown rice i like to stick that in my eggs…haven’t done that in a while but it’s sooooooo good and filling!!!

    sorry about the run…some days are just more motivating than others!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! February 7, 2009, 12:23 pm

    Great idea for leftover rice!

  • Marissa February 7, 2009, 12:55 pm

    What a yummy looking lunch!

  • jenngirl February 7, 2009, 12:58 pm

    Sorry about your run, at least you did it and can be proud! 🙂

    Wow that looks like an amazing omelette, great idea!

  • Mica February 7, 2009, 1:22 pm

    Caitlin, I’m pretty sure that you are incapable of waddling, which is something I reserve for ducks and people will bit boo-tays. You probably thought you were waddling but were floating along like a running ballerina.

  • ConsiderEatz! February 7, 2009, 1:29 pm

    Your photos are extra fabulous today, WOW! Those Oats look to die for, I love dates 🙂

    Enjoy your day!

  • talesofexpansion February 7, 2009, 2:06 pm

    i know the run was hard, but you made it through!!

    that omelet looks fantastic.

  • brandi February 7, 2009, 2:16 pm

    a crappy run is better than no run at all! 🙂

    I’ve never thought of putting a grain IN an omelette!

  • Sarah W. February 7, 2009, 2:19 pm

    that omelet looked fab! mine would have just turned into scrambled eggs 🙂

    you’re just now writing thank yous?? I guess I shouldnt brag that I had ALL of my thank yous written and mailed within 3 days of returning from my honeymoon eh?


  • Victoria February 7, 2009, 2:35 pm

    That omelet sounds so good! Great idea.

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) February 7, 2009, 2:39 pm

    Glad you got your 6 miler in…even if you didn’t feel your best, at least you did it. Isn’t it weird how you can feel amazing on a 10 mile run one day, and then a much shorter run just feels so blah somedays.

    I love the beans in the omelet. Bet that was filling. Have a good rest of the weekend Caitlin.

  • Elina February 7, 2009, 3:05 pm

    Delicious looking oats!! I actually added dates to my grocery list after seeing this. Love dates! 🙂
    The omelet does look unique but soo good. You’re so creative – it’s amazing!
    Good job on the run. I hate it when I’m not as fast as I plan on being but you’re right, it’s ok to be slow sometimes. It’s better than just giving up and not doing it at all.

  • Erin of Care to Eat February 7, 2009, 3:26 pm

    Ha! Is that a carrot in a corn holder?

  • Anonymous February 7, 2009, 3:27 pm

    your oats look soooo good. i know this is random but when you make your oats with water, do you use tap water?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 7, 2009, 3:40 pm

    erin – haha yes it was a corn holder!

    anon – i use tap water, yes. i drink tap water, too. 🙂

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