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Red, White, and Blueberry

by Meghann on July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!!!!

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I think 4th of July may just be my favorite holiday when it comes to dressing up food. I’ve been dreaming up these red, white, and blue waffles all week!

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The base was a cornmeal waffle (recipe here, but I wouldn’t recommend it – a little dry and in need of some sweetness) with vanilla Chobani, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

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I think it’s the berries. 4th of July = fresh berries and you really can’t go wrong with that. ;)

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Before I could dig into my patriotic waffles, I had a running date with these lovely ladies.

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Meg (center) is in town this week to celebrate the holiday with her boyfriend, so Mary and I met her for an early run. Well, it was supposed to be an early run. Since Meg had plans at 8:30, we all agreed to meet at 6:30 for a solid 6 miles. My plan was to wake-up at 5:35, be at Mary’s by 6:15, and meet Meg at 6:30.

Umm.. fail.

At approximately 6:20, I heard a buzzing coming from my dresser – it was Mary texting to see where the heck I was. Crap. My alarm didn’t go off and I was running late. Very late.

This wasn’t the first time I’ve had a problem with the alarm on my new phone. When I set it last night I was so proud for remembering to change the date to Wednesday (otherwise the phone sets itself for the day you set it , which was the problem I discovered the first time I missed an alarm), that I didn’t realize it still said 5:35 PM and not AM. Fail.

I felt awful because I really wanted to run with them, especially since Meg is only in town for a short time. I sent a quick text telling them to start without me and that I would meet them somewhere in the middle. I threw on clothes, grabbed my shoes, and was out the door in under 10 minutes. The usual 20 minute drive to South Tampa felt longer than usual, but I ended up making it to the trail just after 7:00.

Since I knew they were doing an out and back, I started running in the direction I assumed they would be coming from and – thankfully – found them pretty quickly. I ended up going a little over a mile trying to find them and three miles once I connected with the group.

Despite missing my alarm, and arriving terribly late for the run, I’m so glad I made the effort to get to the other side of town to say Hi. It was worth the short run with friends and I’m glad I got to see Meg (if only for 20 minutes!).

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some cherry pitting to get to. ;)

Have a great 4th!

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1 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 4, 2012 at 11:25 am

Ahhh that’s so frustrating when things go wrong with alarms! I often do that – set an alarm for pm when I meant am!
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2 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 4, 2012 at 11:29 am

I bet it was already so hot by 7:00! Florida humidity in July … yikes! Good for you for still getting out there!
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3 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City July 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I hate missing my alarm! It makes me feel so flustered and behind. I’m glad you got to make it out to see your friends though.

Have a wonderful day!
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4 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I’m impressed with your dedication! I’m sure a lot of people (probably myself included) would apologize profusely and go back to bed for a little while. Glad you were able to work it out!
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5 Laura @ sweatingforit July 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Great job getting up and going though! I’m sure they appreciated seeing you.
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6 Allison @ Running Through Red Lights July 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I’m always so paranoid about my phone alarm that I end up waking up throughout the night to check it if I’m going to be getting up for a big event the next day.

Way to make it out for a run, and glad to hear you were able to meet up with your friends! Happy Fourth!
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7 Renee July 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I’ve always had problems with my phone alarm. I finally quit using it so that I’d you know actually wake up. Your waffles look amazing. It makes me want some right now. Happy 4th!
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8 Meghan @ After the Ivy League July 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I completely slept through an alarm last week, and was 20 minutes late for work! It happens…alarm clocks aren’t fool proof. At least you got a solid few miles in with your friends!
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