48 responses

  1. Melissa
    October 19, 2010

    I love that bowl, where did you get it? Good luck with the training plan, you’ll rock it 🙂
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    • Meghann
      October 19, 2010

      The bowl is from JoAnn fabrics. I think it’s supposed to be a candy dish. 😉

  2. Amanda (Eating Up)
    October 19, 2010

    Haha that picture totally could have come from Kath’s blog! 🙂
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  3. Heather
    October 19, 2010

    your plan loosk great. good luck! you can do it!
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  4. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    October 19, 2010

    Thanks for that McMillan’s Running Calculator link. I’m going to check it out!
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  5. Brittany (Eating Bird Food)
    October 19, 2010

    Welcome to the world of oatmeal. 😉

    Can’t wait to see you this weekend!!!!

  6. kristy @ kristyruns.com
    October 19, 2010

    Congrats! I usually run several marathons each season. It’s so much easier when you’re already in marathon shape…it’s just maintenance. Just gotta make sure you really listen to your body so you don’t get injured. 🙂
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  7. Marina
    October 19, 2010

    Welcome to the oatmeal world! You’ll find some great combos on the blogsphere, I’m sure you’ll love it
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  8. Kelly
    October 19, 2010

    Good luck training for the next marathon. You’ll do great!
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  9. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    October 19, 2010

    That is the cutest bowl ever! I love it.

    Your marathon keep-up training plan sounds great. I like the idea of finishing your last 3-4 miles at goal pace. I’ll have to keep that in mind during my next half marathon training.
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  10. Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    October 19, 2010

    where did you get that bowl??

  11. Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    October 19, 2010

    haha, congrats on finally learning to love oatmeal! 🙂 pumpkin and butternut squash work well in place of a banana ( i usually put a little maple syrup in to sweeten them up). the addition of some sort of fruit or veg really enhances the creamy texture.
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  12. sweetersalt
    October 19, 2010

    I’m not a big cottage cheese in the oats fan myself. I use banana, honey, or maple syrup to sweeten up. Love a blob of pumpkin in there too!

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  13. Michelle (The Runner’s Plate)
    October 19, 2010

    I tried cottage cheese in my oatmeal the other day and wasn’t a big fan. For me, banana is the key and a little added sweetness from agave nectar, brown sugar, or maple syrup. I don’t know that I care for pumpkin in my oats either. Keep experimenting!
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  14. ‘laina
    October 19, 2010

    When it’s hot the banana vanishes, melting into the oatmeal, adding an amazing sweetness and creaminess to the oats- so if it’s a texture thing, I don’t think you’d mind it this way. If it’s allergies, I would probably just add the brown sugar.. and some yogurt instead of cottage cheese.

    • ‘laina
      October 21, 2010

      Or how about some ricotta, instead of the cottage cheese? That just hit me this morning, and sounded tasty, so I thought I’d mention it (days later. lol)

  15. Kathryn
    October 19, 2010

    Congrats on registering! I just signed up for the Austin half in February…superrrrr pumped!
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  16. Kath Younger
    October 19, 2010

    It will never be the same without the banana, but we can work on it 🙂 How much CC did you add? I actually DON’T let it cook anymore to melt the cheese – I prefer the curds to be embedded in rather than stringy.

    Also, I see you have “easy 4-6” on the plan for this Saturday. Can we change that to “a fast hilly race 10K”!? I’m not sure I can do 8 the day after a race, but it would be fun to do them with you!
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    • Meghann
      October 19, 2010

      I’ll change Saturday to ‘Fast Hilly 10k race and Sunday for slow hilly 8 miles. 🙂

      • Kath Younger
        October 19, 2010

        There’s actually an awesome 8 mile run out in the country nearby – I have yet to try it, but we could go there on Sunday? I hope we have time?

  17. Nicci
    October 19, 2010

    I tried cottage cheese in my oats, but didn’t care for it. I do love putting PB and bananas in my oats.

  18. Alexis @ Mission: Ambition
    October 19, 2010

    That bowl is so cute! I would definitely add something to up the sweetness, that would help I’m sure 🙂
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  19. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe
    October 19, 2010

    Glad to hear you’re still feeling strong after Chicago!

    I have never liked cottage cheese so I’ve never tried it in oats, but I know that bananas really work wonders. Maybe something else sweet and smooth like pumpkin butter or cooked sweet potato could stand in nicely.
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  20. skinnyrunner
    October 19, 2010

    you can definitely rock out that marathon in december. you’ll kill it!

  21. Biz
    October 19, 2010

    Too cheezy?? I didn’t think that could be possible! 😀

  22. Jessica@tastyandtrim
    October 19, 2010

    I recently gave in to trying oatmeal this year too and am now hooked! I have been on such an oatmeal kick lately too..I keep craving it! I love it because it is SO versatile. You can add almost anything to a bowl of oats 🙂

  23. Lauren
    October 19, 2010

    Great plan!! I really like that calculator, that is definitely a cool tool.
    8 weeks may seem like little time to some, but somehow, I’m so confident you’ll have no trouble. You rock!!!
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  24. Alicia at Poise in Parma
    October 19, 2010

    Thanks for sharing the McMillan Pace Calculator. While I haven’t been stressing myself out about my pace, I know that it will come in handy down the line. All the best in your next training adventure!
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  25. Becca
    October 19, 2010

    I love the charts to find out your speeds! my next goal is a 5k fun run new years eve so i may have to use that! thanks!
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  26. Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit
    October 19, 2010

    Banana in oats is KEY for me, and I LOVE my oats. It sweetens and adds extra body to your bowl. Plus the banana is a great way to start off the morning!

    I use the MacMillan pace calculator as well and love it.
    I also have to mention that since I’m still on crutches after my marathon last weekend I am super jealous of this post, I want to be back up and running so. badly.

  27. Clare @ Fitting It All In
    October 19, 2010

    That running calculator is awesome! And welcome to the wonderful world of oatmeal….banana is a definite necessity
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  28. Caitlin (EatFeats)
    October 19, 2010

    Yeah I’m with you on the oatmeal. I don’t usually like it, but sometimes I get the most random craving for it.

    I also don’t eat bananas, so maybe that’s the problem!
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  29. Stephanie
    October 19, 2010

    I LOVE that bowl. My selection of dishes is so boring. I have to go shopping I think!

    I think that it’s awesome that you are training for another marathon. I have yet to do my first, but look forward to the day when I would have the strength and energy to do 2 back to back. Good for you!

  30. Amy
    October 19, 2010

    Your training plan looks great. I think it makes sense to just make sure you’re still in marathon shape – I’m sure you’ll rock Palm Beach!
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  31. Lily @ Rabbit Food Runner
    October 19, 2010

    I’m excited to read about your training for the new marathon, sounds like you have a solid plan!

    I’ve never tried cottage cheese in oats, I don’t think I’d like it much either. Cute bowl btw!
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  32. Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    October 19, 2010

    Sweetening the oats will make them SO MUCH better!
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  33. Brenna (fabuleuxdestin)
    October 19, 2010

    never as good without the banana!!!
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  34. Marci
    October 19, 2010

    Hi Meghann, I am running my first 13.1 on December 5 but I am scared like crazy! Running and I are hot/cold. I am sure you will be great!
    For hot oatmeal, I used to not like it either. I know you don’t like bananas, but Ashley at edibleperspective.com has great recipes too. She mashes the banana and adds it to the pot to cook and you don’t taste it like when it’s sliced. Not sure how bad your aversion is! But the banana texture is needed or something to take its place for texture, not sweetness in my opinion.
    I also like it thicker with less water than some recipes say, so you have to experiment with that!
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    • Meghann
      October 19, 2010

      Thanks! I’ll check her site out.

      It’s not the texture with bananas, it’s everything about it. Even the smell makes me nauseous. Someone could be peeling a banana in the hallway on the other side of the building and I’ll smell it and I immediately want to gag. I accidentally had a bite of banana bread once and had to make a run to the bathroom to let it all come back out. It’s not pretty.

      • Lacey @ Lake Life
        October 19, 2010

        So are you really allergic or do you just not like bananas?
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  35. melinda
    October 19, 2010

    Hi. I really like your calendar. How did you make that?

  36. Rachel Wilkerson
    October 19, 2010

    Love the bowl!

    Also, if you don’t like oatmeal, I say, switch over to grits!!
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  37. katie
    October 19, 2010

    good luck with your training
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  38. Lacey @ Lake Life
    October 19, 2010

    It sounds like you have a sort of a Goldilocks relationship with cottage cheese! One time it’s not cheesy enough, the next time it’s too cheesy. I look forward to seeing if it ever becomes “just right”. 🙂

  39. mary
    October 19, 2010

    I think I’m going to use the mcmillan calculator for the next training plan that I do 🙂

    Good luck on your next marathon you’ll be great!
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