Who Have I Become?

by Sarah on August 23, 2011 · 23 comments

I’ve been wearing my running shoes…and actually RUNNING.OK, not in that picture. In that picture I’m sitting awkwardly on our front porch [slash] fire escape with my legs in the air, taking a photo of my shoes. But I have been RUNNING y’all! WTH?

On Sunday I hopped on for a 5 minute warm-up, and I ran 3.06 miles (!) before my knee got angry and said, “What are you doing woman? Who are you?“* I didn’t even have a TV to watch or anything! I’ll give credit to Mat Kearney and his new album.

*OK, this happened and 2.85 miles, but I pushed through.

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I realize for the marathon runners out there, this seems like nothing. But for me, it was crazy talk. As I was too sweaty afterwards to lift weights, I instead rewarded myself with a leisurely stroll on the elliptical during a Man v. Food marathon. [Thankfully, the love I have for Adam Richman will most likely never change.]

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After almost a year of not eating oatmeal…I had oats for breakfast.

[It was so creepily staring at me from the cabinet...]

And not just any old oats…the most awkward type of oat there is: COLD oats.Mixed up the night before…meaning I was consciously returning to an oatmeal way of life.They weren’t as ugly as I remembered them being (nor were they really a thing of beauty)…and thankfully I recalled that frozen raspberries really made them taste amazing in the summer heat.Topped with an apple and some GoLean Crunch!* I hate to admit it, but…they were actually quite delicious.

*Kashi has trademarked exclamation points. Just in case you were wondering.But contrary to popular belief…they did NOT fill me up better than my yogurt-nut butter combos. Still, when I found these in my pantry……I thought, “Awesome! I’m stocked up for the winter!” WHO AM I????

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On Sunday, I decided to cut back on coffee.
On Monday, I realized that was just silly.

[I haven't changed THAT much!]

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Between the Figgy (Bread) Pudding* I made for breakfast last Thursday…

*That I consciously made VEGAN. WTH? Really? Who am I? [Recipe to come.]

…and the Green Chile Chicken Pan-salada I made after that…

…I haven’t turned on the food processor in over a week! [My Reese's Bean-Nut Butter was made two weekends ago, I was just lazy about posting.]My food processor is wondering what is wrong with me.

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And finally, in the most shocking display of “When did I become THAT person?” behavior, I took the birthday money from inside this card……and used it to by what is inside this box.Yes. That says “Juice Fountain.”It showed up on my doorstep a week ago.* And I am too scared of what might happen to me if I start juicing to open it. I never wanted to be “a juicer.” I never wanted to drink Green Monsters and mix protein powder into things. But suddenly…I kind of DO….
*And yes, I brought it inside and then took it back OUT to take a picture in daylight. Another “Who have I become?” moment if I do say so myself.I ask you this, people who know me well (or as well as you can know someone who chronicles her life like an open book): WHO HAVE I BECOME????

And how is my food processor gonna take this?

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean August 23, 2011 at 7:08 am

love that you're running!!! hope you and your food processor don't get in a fight about this juicer…

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert August 23, 2011 at 7:21 am

Wish I could run – too old for that business! I do power walk at 5 AM with a neighbor – dark and early. I just walk so I can eat more pie :)

A juicer? I just don't know what's going on with you these days! Listen to your body, if it says juice, give it juice!

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Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) August 23, 2011 at 7:25 am

Running and cold oats?
You finally sold out, huh? ;)
I thought I clicked on the wrong blog at first… kidding! Good for you!!

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atastelife August 23, 2011 at 7:35 am

you go girl.
and go without coffee? never.
i switch up breakfast with oats here and there. i prefer them hot – in the winter. one of the only gems during the cold winter months.

oh and last night, we watched a DVRed "Best Thing I Ever Ate…Street Food" episode and there was a street car from Austin. And we thought of you. And I immediately wanted to get in a car (or plane) and come see you.

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teabagginit August 23, 2011 at 7:44 am

Dude, if you start saying, "nom" and using terms like VOO, oiaj, & bloobs/strawbs I will seriously unsubscribe! Okay, not really 'cause you'll probably still make me laugh, but I'll judge you from afar! :)

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Kelly August 23, 2011 at 7:45 am

I have tried to give up coffee with no such luck. I have managed to switch entirely to decaf but I can't give up the taste. I love coffee!

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Katie August 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

All you need is some dates and chocolate chips to make those weird "cookie dough bites"

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Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

I fully believe that there is room for both a juicer and a food processor in The Smart Kitchen. I'm kind of glad you are enjoying cold oats again because I need some new recipes for it (not so subtle hint) besides the regular banana cinnamon combo.

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Missy August 23, 2011 at 9:29 am

Just keep eating bacon and it's all good.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

Yay! Bring those shoes to Food Buzz. :)

I've been waiting for the juicer to emerge…

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Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde August 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

A juicer, thats just too much!!!!
Lol, yay for all the changes though i still can't really get into the over night oats, just… feels… wrong… :o )

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers August 23, 2011 at 11:34 am

OMG – someone hacked your blog! :) Great job on the run.

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Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition August 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I need to start running again! And you know your a blogger when you start taking pics that are awkward or you start rearranging/placing things for blog pics! haha I do it too!

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foodfamilyfitness.com August 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I'm pretty positive I would pass out if i ran 3. anything miles, so you are a rockstar in my book! Cute shoes too :)

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I just began eating oats again, too after a long hiatus! Crazy. And as for running, I know the feeling. Went through the same exact thing when first getting into it…now I'm hooked!

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princesslila August 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I haven't been a reader for too long, so it's all good to me!! But, whatever you write about is sure to be hilarious, entertaining, and educational. ;)

Oohh and do break out the juicer – I want to see what you'll make!
<3

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broccoliniandcheese.com August 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

3 Miles is awesome to me! So you rock in my book! Let me know how that juicer is! I kind of want one too…

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blissfulbritt August 23, 2011 at 5:58 pm

AWESOME run!! The best ones are the ones that are unexpected. I love every single thing you said throughout this post. It makes me love you even more than I already do.

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Susan August 23, 2011 at 7:18 pm

You've become one of my favorite blogs, that's who!

Cheesy is my middle name.

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Maris (In Good Taste) August 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm

That's so awesome that you are running! Nice sneaker by the way!

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michelle {the lively kitchen} August 24, 2011 at 9:48 am

Don't start saying 'nom nom' please. Please. Or posting a new oatmeal recipe every.single.day.

I do love my juicer. Not cleaning it up, but the juice it makes. It's a good way to use up veggie scraps, so I view it as somewhat green too. :) Seriously, try green juice when you need a pick me up. Maybe it's mental, but it works for me. I like to add ginger or lemon to most of my juices. I think it helps mesh the flavors a bit.

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Courtney August 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

yippee for running, i started doing it a little while back and am hooked!!

i have a juicer that I have used a couple of times but less often than not. I hope to hear more about your journeys with it!

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spinachandskittles.com August 25, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Wow, look at you running. And on a treadmill no less. I loathe the treadmill, and without a tv it would be total torture. I'm very impressed, my dear.
I'm also happy you've brought oatmeal back into your life. It was gone far too long, in my opinion.

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