40 responses

  1. Marie
    June 4, 2009

    Hi Meghann,

    Kind of a random question, but what kind of yogurt do you eat? I transitioned out of the low-cal fake-sugar diet yogurt into the plain/vanilla non-fat or Greek yogurt world; however, I haven’t found a brand with low sugar (less than 10g) and somewhat low cals. I live in a city so I have access to a few different grocery stores, but am unsure what I should be looking for in a yogurt (aside from taste).



    • Meghann
      June 4, 2009

      Hi Marie,

      I purchase the 32 oz of Stoneyfield Fat Free Yogurt on a regular basis. Depending on sales or my mood I also purchase Chobani or Oikos periodically.

      The Vanilla Stoneyfield has 33g of sugar and 180 calories per cup compared to the plain with 16g of sugar and 110 calories per cup.

      I never stated that the sugar in plain was low, but as you can see there is a significant difference between the vanilla and plain flavor.

      I hope that helps!

      • Marie
        June 4, 2009

        thanks Meghann for the response!

  2. Meg
    June 4, 2009

    Hope your recovery continues to go well. Yummy breakfast!

  3. Whitney
    June 4, 2009

    What model of Garmin do you use? I have been looknig for a HRM that does exactly what yours seems to do (import to the computer, track time, calories, pace, average, splits, etc).

    Any feedback is great. Congrats on the marathon, too!

    • Meghann
      June 4, 2009

      I use the Garmin 305 and LOVE IT!! It’s a bit pricey but totally worth it!

  4. Meganerd
    June 4, 2009

    Wow! You did really well πŸ™‚

    I think it would be really difficult to go from running almost every day (training for the marathon) to having to do the elliptical, but it’s all part of recovery. You seem to be doing well with it!

    I’m TOTALLY a running nerd, and love all the stats and graphs, etc that Garmin spits out. …. maybe thats why I call my blog Meganerd runs lol. πŸ™‚


  5. Danielle
    June 4, 2009

    That must be so fun to be able to review a marathon on your garmin.
    I think you did absolutely amazing!

  6. prettyladycmu
    June 4, 2009

    Congrats on your recovery progress! I was a mess for a solid week after my race and I remember running the 3 mile leg of a marathon relay 7 days after my own marathon and I felt like my elgs were made of lead!

    Your fresh fruit looks so bright and vibrant – enjoy!!

  7. Alison
    June 4, 2009

    I’m a totally numbers nerd too. I love looking at the data.

    It IS possible to make the switch from vanilla to plain. I’m making my way there too and NEVER thought I could enjoy plain yogurt, but I do!

  8. brandi
    June 4, 2009

    sounds like a good recovery workout and I love that you can see your split times with the garmin – that’s my favorite thing!

    I’ve made my own “vanilla” yogurt before by just adding a bit of vanilla extract to the plain – it’s still tart, but it gives it a nice flavor.

  9. jenngirl
    June 4, 2009

    thats’s really cool to see all your times!!

    i switched to plain and actually prefer it! fruits and cereal mixins help πŸ™‚

  10. Stephanie
    June 4, 2009

    I am trying to shift to plain yogurt too, but I just can’t stomach the stuff! I don’t like things very sweet either, so I seem to have just given up yogurt all together… I wish plain yogurt didn’t taste like sour cream!

  11. Susan
    June 4, 2009

    It’s really interesting to see your Garmin split! There’s no debating the fact that I’m a nerd πŸ˜›

    I’m in the middle of the vanilla to plain yogurt transistion too. I find adding a little vanilla extract to the plain help, and that the 1-2% yogurts aren’t as tart as the non-fat variety.

  12. runnerskitchen
    June 4, 2009

    That’s so cool that you have exact splits for the marathon! After mile 20, it’s all about getting to the finish any way you can πŸ™‚

  13. Jess
    June 4, 2009

    Amen to the short weeks….I really think the work week should only be 4 days long, because my brain is on Friday already!

    Thanks for posting your stats. That Garmin is pretty sweet looking. Maybe when I’m a “big girl runner” I’ll invest in one even though I wish I could just have one now…it would be a big motivator I think. Anyone want to give one of those away? haha j/k.

  14. Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    June 4, 2009

    My older sister is the same way with her yogurt. She loves vanilla, but finds plain too tart. I, on the other hand, find the vanilla way too sweet. It’s interesting how peoples taste buds work!

  15. calabazapie
    June 4, 2009

    Congratulations on the marathon! You did so great! Haha, I am having one of those weeks where it is flying by too, which is great! Long weekends really help! I also tried making the switch from vanilla yogurt to plain. The fruit and cereal helps, but I can’t really do it without adding a little spoon of jam or honey to the plain yogurt. It’s just to tart for me otherwise.

  16. Nicole
    June 4, 2009

    I cannot eat plain yogurt! I tried to eat plain soy yogurt and it made me nauseous. Booo!

  17. Amy C.
    June 4, 2009

    I’ve tried plain yogurt for the same reasons and I just can’t get used to it. I do prefer Stonyfield to other brands though. As for the sugar content, I think with dairy products you get some natural sugar in there from the dairy (as opposed to added sugar) so it’s not so bad if it’s above 10g or so.

    I’m amazed looking at your stats too. You’re really good at keeping a constant pace for most of the race!When I ran track I always loved seeing the breakdown during my 1 and 2 mile runs. My coach would write down each lap pace. I’d love to get a Garmin just so I could accurately see my pacing on runs. I think that’ll be my next big purchase!

  18. Mica
    June 4, 2009

    I buy/make non-fat, plain yogurt, but I usually have to add something sweet to it. Sometimes, I can get by with just some juicy fruits, but most of the time, I add some honey.

  19. Lea
    June 4, 2009

    oh i always love love your yogurt + fruit + cereal breakfast combo. i too prefer this over a hot bowl of oatmeal.

    i finally tried Fage for the first time cause they were on sale for $1 and truly loved it. it had the perfect amount of tartness and was real thick (i guess this constitutes a “that’s what she said” here).

    that’s one of my fav TJ cereal brand. granted the suga content is undesirable, but damn it’s good. i also like the texture cause it’s sorta grainy.

  20. HelpMeghanRun
    June 4, 2009

    Way to go! The split times look great, and kudos for switching to plain yogurt. πŸ™‚


  21. skinnymenny
    June 4, 2009

    How neat to be able to review your run mile by mile like that! Those Garmins are too cool for school πŸ™‚

    That TJ’s cereal reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake cereal when I was a kid….what a random thing from my childhood to remember!

  22. jennyh
    June 4, 2009

    great job meghann! i am thinking about getting the garmin, does the chest strap bother you? do you have any sports bras that work better with it or have a built in hr monitor pocket?

    what will your next marathon be?

  23. Matt
    June 4, 2009

    I actually only eat plain yogurt. To me it tastes better actually!

  24. biz319
    June 4, 2009

    Yep, you’ve officially become a running geek! Nothing wrong with that though!

    That’s why I had to switch to Fage – only 7 grams of sugar for the 0% – nice!

  25. Rachel
    June 4, 2009

    I like where it shows you running at 12.7 mph! I can just picture you zoooooming around some slow people or something, hehe πŸ™‚

  26. Run Sarah
    June 4, 2009

    I buy NF yogurt but I won’t eat it plain – sweetened with real fruit I can’t tell the difference!

  27. Hallie
    June 4, 2009

    I got that cereal too when we went to TJ…I really like it, but I’ve got a sweet tooth. I’ve also been mixing it with plain greek yogurt, but I also have to throw half a ripe banana in there. (I know, you and your readers are fascinated)

    I was actually bummed because on the box, it looks like there should be bits of yogurt-covered strawberries and O’s, but I didn’t really find any. I thought I got a defective box! But it’s probably better that way…breakfast really SHOULDN’T be dessert…I guess πŸ˜€

  28. ksgoodeats
    June 4, 2009

    I’m a big plain yogurt fan simply because you can sweeten/flavor it to your own liking! I like to be in control of my foods πŸ˜‰

  29. Christina
    June 4, 2009

    I don’t like plain yogurt by itself either but there’s so many possibilities for add ins! I love me some plain greek yogurt with PB2 πŸ™‚

  30. Sarah (from See Sarah Eat)
    June 4, 2009

    I can see where you studied that for quite some time, that’s a lot of numbers!

    I don’t eat plain yogurt by itself either but its great with cereal and/or fruit. I’ve also mixed in some canned pumpkin with it before and that was great πŸ™‚

  31. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    June 4, 2009

    Congratulations on reaching so many goals! That’s remarkable! Many people make resolutions and then they kind of get put by the wayside so kudos to you!!

    So exciting that you signed up for your next marathon!!! That would be an amazing one to do!!

    Great looking meals!!

    Have a great one!

  32. Melissa S.
    June 4, 2009

    dude, those splits are great! there is always that kind of wall you hit..but damn did you over come it!!!

  33. N.D.
    June 4, 2009

    Hi there, I’ve just come across your blog. I am looking to do an online bakesale auction to raise money for Dana Farber – I ran the Boston Marathon in April with them. What a cool idea!

  34. Liz @ intheskinny
    June 4, 2009

    I liked looking at your running stats! I think if I had a Garmin I would run another marathon just to see the splits. πŸ™‚

  35. Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 4, 2009

    I really hope I can get a Garmin sometime. They seem so useful.

  36. Melissa
    June 4, 2009

    wow Meghann, you are too amazing for words! I seriously can’t believe how committed you are to acheiving your goals! rock on girl, look forward to all referenced posts.

  37. Tay
    June 5, 2009

    Okay, this makes me even more jealous as the 2 major marathons I wish to run are the SD Rock & Roll and the Disneyworld marathon!! You go girl. And really…do take it easy! I pushed too hard after my last marathon, and my sore calf never healed up – it still hurts me to this day. Rest girlie!!

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