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Snowflakes on a Bowl

by Meghann on December 10, 2010

I’m baaaccckkkkk.

And I have a new favorite Oatmeal Mug.


Check out this lovely snowflake beauty I picked up at JoAnn’s last night for 60% off! I think it SCREAMS Meghann, don’t you?


What’s it in screams Meghann too – a nice batch of pumpkin oats.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • raisins
  • Pumpkin
  • Chia Seeds
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pumpkin Spice


  • Hot Cinnamon Apple
  • Frog Hollow Granola
  • Pumpkin Butter
  • Apple Butter


I went for a run this morning. A short one, but a good one.

I even took Maddie along to keep me at a steady pace. I’m not sure why I’ve never taken Maddie on any of my short morning runs before, but she LOVED it. We went three miles and I had to keep reigning her in to slow her down. When we hit three miles – and I stopped for a quarter mile cool down – she wanted so badly to keep running. That girl seriously loves to run!


Her Mom loves to run too. It felt great to get back out there. My body was very appreciative that I took 4 days off post marathon and thankfully didn’t announce any new pains or twinges. Everything felt… normal.

Normal for now at least. I’ve had a few inquiries on when my next marathon will be, but honestly, for now, I’m good with marathons for the season. I have a couple of halfs coming up in January and February, but those are my only commitments at the moment. I would love to get back into the habit of going to the gym, strength training, and changing my routine up a bit. My body needs a new athletic challenge, it’s ready for some fun. :)

Be sure to come back for my afternoon post – I finally uploaded my marathon playlist!! :)

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 10, 2010 at 9:20 am

Wow, already back into the running, eh? That’s impressive!


2 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 10, 2010 at 9:21 am

Your mug – and that photo of Maddie – are so cute! I need to get myself some wintery tableware……

Have a great Friday Meghann!


3 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 10, 2010 at 9:23 am

Excited for your new athletic challenges. I always love switching up goals too. It keeps things more interesting. And balanced.

LOVE the bowl/mug. Adorable!


4 Kaitlin December 10, 2010 at 9:23 am

Awesome work, Meghann! So fun that you took Maddie for your run, and I’m glad your body seems to be recovering smoothly!


5 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 10, 2010 at 9:25 am

That is an AMAZING picture of Maddie- so cute and such great lighting!! Happy Friday :)


6 Amanda (Eating Up) December 10, 2010 at 9:26 am

Running with a dog sounds so fun! My dog was never much of an endurance athlete, and she often got out of control.


7 Liz December 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

Speaking from my experiences, it is so nice to take some time off of marathon training and focus on other things. I’m doing a half in March, which I’ll start a training schedule in January, so the past couple of weeks I have been getting back into strength training and loving it.
I <3 that pic of Maddie!


8 Morgan December 10, 2010 at 9:40 am

Maddie is so cute!! We had a Bichon when I was growing up; I tried running with him once and he got to the end of the block and laid down in protest. :)


9 SaraRM December 10, 2010 at 9:45 am

Yay for a good recovery run! I think change in a routine is a good thing. Im working on getting back to the gym instead of all running. It feel good!


10 Alina @ Duty Free Foodie December 10, 2010 at 9:49 am

Super cute mug! Am I feeling a strength challenge coming on?


11 movesnmunchies December 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

BEAUTIFUL OATS! I want to get a cuter oat bowl hmm.. thats my mission!


12 Ali December 10, 2010 at 9:56 am

Yay! That’s awesome that you felt normal running today. I think sometimes the best thing to do is get out and move. Can’t wait to see your marathon playlist!


13 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 10, 2010 at 9:57 am

I love that mug! I haven’t been to JoAnn’s in so long. I want to go and check out their Christmas stuff!


14 Kelly December 10, 2010 at 10:00 am

love the bowl! I can’t believe u were out running four days after your marathon, haha. I took a good full week off.


15 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 10, 2010 at 10:12 am

That mug absolutely SCREAMS you! ;) I love it!

Can’t wait for your afternoon post! I’m making my half- marathon playlist and I need some more tunes. ;)


16 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 10, 2010 at 10:24 am

I was at Joann’s last week and almost got that bowl—it’s gorgeous!


17 Matt December 10, 2010 at 10:52 am

Since I am a guy, am I allowed to say that is a cute bowl? LOL.

I wish my dog could run. The most he runs is from his crate to his food bowl!


18 Jillian @ Reshape Your Life December 10, 2010 at 11:03 am

I’m surprised you haven’t taken Maddie with you before. Jack Russell’s have SO much energy!

Although I have a Heeler/Aussie mix who you would think would be bouncing off the walls with energy and three miles will knock him out for the whole day!


19 janae December 10, 2010 at 11:09 am

Good job to take 4 days off…your body is thanking you. Can’t wait to see your new exercise routines:)


20 Holly December 10, 2010 at 11:13 am

Random, but I love Maddie’s Christmas collar–precious!
Welcome back to running!


21 Hope December 10, 2010 at 11:13 am

I love that snowflake mug! It is super cute! I need to get myself a cute mug to eat oatmeal out of. :)


22 Rae December 10, 2010 at 11:15 am

Do I see another tri in your future? :-)


23 RunningOnCoffee December 10, 2010 at 11:30 am

You have such fun plates and bowls!! Looking forward to seeing your marathon playlist, I need some new songs in my life.


24 RunningOnCoffee December 10, 2010 at 11:31 am

PS, I hear ya on needing a new athletic challenge. I’m taking the month to enjoy some spinning, bootcamp, and kickboxing classes – while still running, but just running a little less. Besides, I need to ease into this cold weather running thing again. Breathing sub-freezing air takes getting used to!


25 janetha g. @ meals & moves December 10, 2010 at 11:32 am

i got a boatload of stuff at joanns on monday! i loved that everything was 60% off. i got penny & randy the cutest “bah humbug” collars–i loved all the dog stuff they had!


26 Meghann December 10, 2010 at 11:35 am

Did you see Maddie’s holiday collar in the photo above? Totally Joanns! :)


27 janetha g. @ meals & moves December 10, 2010 at 11:59 am

that place is seriously the best! i was looking for a treee skirt and they
were all $20-$30.. i got one there for 8 bucks!

have a great weekend <3


28 Christin@purplebirdblog December 10, 2010 at 11:43 am

I too got a cute new bowl last night at Ross for 1.50!! Making its blog debut this afternoon. :)


29 Sarah for Real December 10, 2010 at 11:48 am

Cute Mug!

My JRT loves to run too, except when we stop to cross a street or something, all she wants to do is snuggle and kiss my face!


30 Mimi December 10, 2010 at 11:57 am

After the major accomplishment with you marathon time, I’d say that you deserve the chance to focus on something else fun and challenging!


31 Allie December 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Yup, the mug screams your name! I love taking y puppy with me for quick runs too :)


32 Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Aw, go Maddie!!
And you have me seriously craving pumpkin oats!


33 Jessica@tastyandtrim December 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

AW Maddie is too cute!! I love your snowflake mug!


34 Shanna, like Banana December 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm

My dog is probably 3x’s the size and I can’t get her to run for crap ;-P

Oatmeal in mugs is the best!


35 alison December 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I have snowflake socks on, and no joke, when I put them on, I thought of you. :)


36 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] December 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Very cute “bowl”. I love eating my oats outta a mug :)


37 Laura December 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Little dogs love to run! My sisters yorkie trained for a half marathon with me and ran upwards of 8 miles at a time and STILL wanted to run more!!!


38 Laura December 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm

What a pretty bowl!


39 Lauren December 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Cute bowl! I’m thinking about switching my routine this winter and doing less running in order to try some new things – like spinning or boot camp classes.


40 BroccoliHut December 10, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Loving Maddie’s collar! I just posted a pic of my JRT, and it looks like he has a similar one:)


41 Lacey @ Lake Life December 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm

I’m sure Maddie loves being your running buddy!


42 Ffion December 15, 2010 at 11:51 am

I love that mug! MAddie looks adorable too!


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