Good Morning! It’s another beautiful day in Charlottesville! Perfect for an 8 mile training run, wouldn’t you agree?
When I posted my Palm Beach Training Schedule last week Kath noticed that I had 8 – 10 miles on the agenda for this morning. Being the great running friend that she is, Kath immediately volunteered to run it with me. I <3 running friends! From there I recruited Sarah and before I knew it we had a group of 3 waiting to take charge of 8 miles at 7:30 this morning.
Before we left I had a piece of bread with Naturally Nutty Sunflower Butter and 1/2 of a left over cookie from last night.
Great pre-run snack.
Kath mapped out a beautiful 8 mile run around Charlottesville. We set our goal to take it easy and just enjoy the run.
The 8 miles flew by. We ran through the UVA campus., I saw the football stadium, we talked about all things in life, we went up hills, we went down hills, and we really just had a good time.
Everyone warned me about the hills here, but I’m sticking by my original statement of really liking them. Running uphill sucks, but going down more than makes up for it. Without even trying our pace was really rockin’. My legs felt great the entire time and if anyone had wanted more miles, I would have agreed in a heartbeat.
We finished at 8 miles on the dot!
After a quick shower it was oatmeal time!
In honor of her birthday Kath had invited everyone over for a celebration oatmeal bar. Kath made a delicious vat of oatmeal (minus banana in a separate batch of me because she ROCKS!) and set out an array of amazing topping to choose from.
I started with a base of pumpkin oats
And added some Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, Buckwheat Granola, Peanut Butter Coconut Butter, 1/2 a cookie, Pumpkin Butter, and nuts.
It was quite a bowl of food!
I’ve been reading Kath’s blog for years and could not wait to sample a bowl of her famous oats. All I can say is wow. The bowl truly live up to expectations. It was creamy, nutty, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. Thank you, thank you, thank you Kath!
My flight takes off this evening and I’m really sad to leave! It’s been such a great weekend with friends and I don’t want to end. I still have a few more hours left, I wonder what sort of trouble we can get into until then…