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Good morning.  Happy Thanksgiving week!


So much to say…


First things first:  I had an excellent weekend in terms of my half marathon training.  I did find myself running yesterday at sunset in a desperate attempt to squeeze in one last workout before the week was up!

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I broke my personal #1 rule of training and went on a run three days in a row – whoops (I try to avoid back to back runs).  My work week was so busy that all my workouts got relegated to the weekend.  I missed one of my four runs, but I’ll take a 14.5 mile week.  I’ve got to say – I’m sore and today is definitely is a rest day.

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A little trick – instead of taping your entire training plan to the fridge, just do two or three weeks at a time.  It makes it seem less intimidating… You can keep the complete pages on the fridge, too, so you don’t forget how far you’ve come.


Breakfast was a bowl of savory oats.



Stir-fried onions, carrots, broccoli

Soy Chorizo

Sunny side up egg


Lots of people have asked me how I make such ‘pretty’ eggs.  Here’s my tutorial for a pretty omelet.  And I must confess that my hard-boiled eggs are so nice because I buy them pre-cooked. Winking smile 


But to make a pretty sunny-side up egg, you only need to know three things:  one, the pan must be very hot.  Two, a non-stick pan with a lot of cooking spray is key.  Three, crack the egg very close to the pan – not from high up.  And four, don’t touch the egg until it’s done cooking.


Baby photographer helped me document breakfast:

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This is what my photographs look like when Henry is involved….


Oh, much better.


Stay turned for a Mind and Body After Baby update.  Better late than never, right?



  • Cara @ I Don't Believe in Diets November 19, 2012, 9:17 am

    that meal looks amazing. why do eggs just complete a meal so well? haha

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 19, 2012, 9:23 am

    I’ve been meaning to try savory oats for a while now – sounds perfect with an egg on top! yum

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human November 19, 2012, 9:24 am

    You do make very pretty eggs! Can’t wait for the update. I always find those so interesting.

  • Kaci November 19, 2012, 9:29 am

    Man eggs sounds delish right now! MMMMmmm

  • Jamie @ StudioEats November 19, 2012, 9:30 am

    Wow your breakfast looks awesome! I was just thinking last night about how I needed to switch up breakfast and this is a great idea. Love it.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 19, 2012, 9:34 am

    Oooo your savory oats look so good, I haven’t made savory oats in ages, I need to make that happen!

  • Elisabeth November 19, 2012, 9:52 am

    I spy a mealsandmiles wedding invitation in the background 😉

  • Corrie Anne November 19, 2012, 10:06 am

    We’re half marathon training right now too (Dec 1!!!) , and I have my plan taped up. So far so good!! So excited for Thanksgiving week!

  • Lisa November 19, 2012, 1:47 pm

    I agree about the training plan. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with ANY big project. That’s why when I wanted to lose 100 pounds my goal was to lose 50. 100 was too big and scary. 50 was easier to envision.

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action November 19, 2012, 2:09 pm

    I’m so impressed with the time you take for breakfast! I’m usually in such a rush in the morning that I’m impressed if I have time to make toast!

  • Regina November 19, 2012, 3:09 pm

    Henry looks like such a little man now!!!

  • Laura November 19, 2012, 4:23 pm

    That looks delish! This may be a silly question, but how do you make savory oats??? I would love a recipe breakdown 🙂 Thanks and love your blog!

  • Jess-ThatJessGal November 19, 2012, 7:33 pm

    I spy a wedding invite response for Meg & Derrek! And yes, Henry is adorable…I love him hanging on to the camera strap!

  • Megan November 19, 2012, 8:05 pm

    Did you post your half-marathon training plan yet??

  • Amber K November 19, 2012, 8:39 pm

    I am the queen of horrible looking eggs. I try…but eh, at least they still taste good. 😉

  • Hope December 6, 2012, 9:24 am

    Ok, I’m late on commenting but I made eggs this way on Thanksgiving for my husband. I usually suck at making any eggs other than scrambled but they came out perfect!!! My husband was so happy. Thanks!

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