Combining Running with Studying = Multitasking Win

Good morning and Happy Friday! I’m glad you all enjoyed my Healthy Super Bowl Snacks post yesterday. :)

You know what’s weird? Running in shorts… at 6:45 a.m… in February.


Yep. That’s what I did yesterday. I was feeling fully recovered from my random illness earlier this week and happy to not only return to my beloved Franklin Street yoga on Wednesday night, but also to meet up with the girls for our usual Thursday morning run!


The usual sweaty sleepy photo

It was so weirdly warm I could have even worn a t-shirt. Ridiculous. But I love it.


The girls and I had a great run — and a super productive one, too! Remember how I said we had our first biochem exam of the semester yesterday morning (aka shortly after our run)? Well, the girls and I decided to spend the whole run verbally studying for the exam by talking our way through everything. The exam covered all the nitty-gritty biochemical details of Vitamins A, D, C, K, and Calcium, including food sources, absorption routes in technical terms, functions in the body (again, in intense technical terms), where they are stored in the body (if at all), and how they are excreted. Whew! Our running review session was awesome — I headed home feeling like I got in a great run AND was better prepared for the test. Total win! We’ll be doing that again.



  • Mile 1: 9:56 (uphill)
  • Mile 2: 9:09
  • Mile 3: 8:34 (downhill)
  • Mile 4: 8:52
  • 0.35 mile nubbin’: 8:25

Total distance: 4.35 miles. Total time: 39:26. Average pace: 9:04. Hooray!

As for the test, it went well! This semester’s biochem is already way more manageable than last semester’s beast of a course. Thank goodness.

When I arrived home yesterday from school around 4, look what I found waiting for me outside the door!


What a nice surprise from Chobani — their new flavors (blood orange, cinnamon apple, and passion fruit) for me to taste test! I can’t wait to try them. Have any of you tried their new flavors yet? Thoughts?

I’m off to my last Pure Barre class (I bought a 4 class deal pass awhile ago) this morning before getting some more work done and heading to a review session at school. I’ve enjoyed the Pure Barre classes but sadly I can’t afford to pay for the normal pricing — plus, I prefer classes that include more heart pumping cardio at the same time as strength — more bang for your buck. Oh, well! I’ve enjoyed going while I had the opportunity to.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. 1

    You’ll have to do a review of the new flavors! I saw the apple cinnamon a few weeks ago and want to try it.

  2. 2

    That is a great idea! I used to study in college while on the treadmill or elliptical, but that was just reading. I have a hard enough time saying a word when I am running, much less taking about biochemical processes ;-)
    Very impressive, plus an added bonus, you killed two birds with one stone knocking out studying and exercise at once!

  3. 3

    shorts?! Woah I am jealous of that weather :)

  4. 4

    I haven’t tried the apple cinnamon yet, but I LOVE the blood orange. I tried the passion fruit yesterday and it grew on me as I worked my way through the container, but it’s not in my top flavors.

  5. 5

    I LOVE the passionfruit! I’m also partial to 2%, which may have something to do with it- their pineapple 2% is my FAVORITE. Can’t wait to try the others :)

  6. 7

    I’ve only tried the blood orange flavor but I love it! So light tasting and delicious!

  7. 8

    OMG the blood orange is my new obsession…with breakfast and dessert, so good! Glad you are feeling better. Guess what I SEE YOU THIS MONTH!

  8. 10

    I’m glad you’re feeling better! I’ve tried the apple cinnamon one – it tastes like apple pie, they did a good job!

  9. 11

    Looks like you guys had a great run/study! :) I haven’t tried the new flavors yet, but I did try the strawberry/banana combo just this morning! :) Yum!

  10. 12

    OMG the apple one is soooo good! I was a little hesitant, but it is delicious! Like mixing apple pie filling and melted ice cream :)

  11. 14

    We can’t get chobani here yet…in fact, we JUST got Oikos..might take awhile for chobani.

  12. 15

    I loved both the blood orange and the apple cinnamon, but I haven’t tried the passion fruit!

  13. 16
    Elizabeth says:

    I tried the Blood Orange and the Apple one, both were very good. I really liked the apple one! I saw the Passion Fruit one, but I usually don’t like anything flavored with passion fruit so I passed.

  14. 17

    Where’s the pretty shirt from? It looks really soft.

  15. 19

    Love the picture! I tried the new Apple Cinnamon Chobani and actually really liked it! I have the blood orange flavor in the fridge. See you soon!

  16. 20

    The blood orange flavor is really good – light and sweet!

  17. 21

    I’ve tried all 3 of the new Chobani flavors. They’re all good, but the apple cinnamon is my favorite. I found the passion fruit a little odd, both in flavor and texture, but I had never tried anything with passion fruit in it before so I didn’t know what to expect. It was a little sweeter than I care for.

  18. 22

    I have tried the apple cinnamon. Loved it!! It was awesome. Haven’t tried the other two flavors yet, but I am looking forward to it.

  19. 23

    The apple Chiobani is delicious. Especially on apple pie, which – yes – may ruin the whole healthy thing you were going for, but is totally worth it. Beats icecream, at least.

  20. 24

    Gotta love a big box of Chobani — I’ve tried the blood orange. Soooo good :D

  21. 25

    I recently moved from chapel hill to richmond, and I LOVE reading your blog! It makes me feel like I’m still back in chapel hill:D
    Also, the apple chobani is AMAZING!

  22. 27

    Cool! Good run with a nice little bonus – can’t beat that :)

  23. 28

    My husband just told me we are cheering for the Giants. So I guess that means me too.

  24. 29

    The apple cinnamon cho And apparently everyone elses, because its been cleaned out on the shelves everytime I’ve went back to get some more.

  25. 30

    Passion fruit is my new favorite flavor!! So good. :-)

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