Stop, Start

I kicked off this beautiful Tuesday with a five mile run with Sadie.

5 Mile Run + Walking at the End

Our run was more of a stop-start-stop-start run than a steady paced run due to my running buddy who likes to potty all the time.

Now that I’m not training for a half marathon I care a lot less about running continuously and I try to embrace Sadie’s potty breaks and use the time to stretch and catch my breath.

We finished five miles in under 50 minutes and cooled down with a short walk back to our apartment. I always have to take some time to cool down after a run before hopping in the shower, otherwise I’ll keep sweating and that makes getting ready a truly miserable experience.


Post-run, I was in the mood for a cold and filling breakfast.

I also wanted to use the brand new Cuisinart immersion blender I got from my aunt as a bridal shower gift (my shower isn’t until next weekend, but she cannot come and sent her gift ahead of time).

I decided to make myself a pumpkin pie cheesecake breakfast bowl by blending the following:

  • 3/4 c. cottage cheese
  • 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
  • Sweetener, to taste
  • Pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, to taste


After blending away, I had a thick, pumpkiny breakfast bowl, perfectly appropriate for fall. (The immersion blender worked perfectly and was really powerful, just in case you were wondering.)

I topped the bowl with a sprinkle of nutmeg for some added flavor.

Sprinkle O' Nutmeg


I like to use no salt added cottage cheese when creating breakfast bowls because regular cottage cheese actually has quite a bit of salt!

Friendship Cottage Cheese

I use Friendship All Natural 1% No Salt Added cottage cheese, which works really well.

However, I must warn you: This stuff tastes absolutely terrible on its own, but when mixed with yogurt, pumpkin or a more dominant ingredient, it’s delicious!

Date Night

For those of you who asked me to report on the movie last night, both Ryan and I really enjoyed Date Night. I think Tina Fey and Steve Carell are absolutely hysterical and they definitely made the movie. Though I wouldn’t care to own it, the movie is definitely worth a watch!

What was the last movie you saw in the theaters? Would you recommend it?

The last movie I saw in the theaters was Eclipse. If you’re curious, you may see my thoughts on the movie (and the Twilight books in general) here.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

47 Responses

  1. How bad is it that I can’t even remember the last movie I saw in a theater? We don’t go very often, mainly because I fall asleep. πŸ™‚

  2. The last movie I saw in theaters was The Other Guys, at the begging request of my bf. While I was hesitant going into it, since I’m not a huge fan of the slapstick humor, it was hilarious! Great cast and a lot of obvious impromtu lines from Will Ferrall and Mark Wahlberg. 1 1/2 thumbs up ! πŸ˜‰

  3. The last movie I saw at the theater was Inception and it was really good. Not a movie to see when you’re tired – it requires some concentration πŸ˜‰

  4. Yay for pumpkin season! I just bought a can of pumpkin and am ready to experiment with it πŸ™‚

    To answer your question… I can’t remember the last time I was at a theater… Mama Mia maybe? I love Mama Mia πŸ™‚

  5. Actually, the last movie I saw in theaters was… DATE NIGHT! ha! Loved all the Steve Carrell – Mark Wahlberg scenes. Hilarious!

  6. Great Fall breakfast. πŸ™‚

    I also cannot remember the last movie I saw in the theater. I am a big fan of Red Box. $1 for a movie works just fine for me..and from the comfort of my own home. Can’t ask for much more.

  7. I saw Eat Pray Love in the theaters last–it was ok. A bit boring.

    Do you like your Garmin? Has it made running better, more fun, more interesting?

  8. The last movie I saw in theaters was The American which was HORRIBLE, I wanted those two hours of my life back…don’t see it

  9. My bf and I loved Date Night also, so funny! The last movie I saw in theaters was Inception. SO GOOD!

  10. last movie at the theater? ummm oh yeah! eat pray love. it was good but not one of my favorites. love julia roberts though!

  11. I love pumpkin-y breakfasts. Such a perfect way to start the day!

    Last movie I saw was Eat Pray Love and I was a little disappointed. Last movie rented was 2012..silly but entertaining!

  12. This is going to sound horrible but I think the last movie I saw was Up in the Air which would have been last christmas. I loved it though- I would say it’s a must see! Makes you think a lot

  13. We went see Takers – I didn’t think I’d like it but I did. It’s a guy movie that I could get into too.

  14. i really loved Inception in IMAX…it was awesome! it’s totally not my kind of movie but i enjoyed every second of it!

  15. It sounds great to have a dog as a running budy

  16. Last movie I saw in theatres was The Other Guys (with WIll Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg). It was actually quite funny and I enjoyed it!

  17. Date night was so funny-Glad you liked it!

    Anything with pumpkin is an excellent choice! Although, I still havent tried it with cottage cheese! Next on my to-do list! =) FOR SURE.

  18. The last movie I saw in theaters was Eat Pray Love. I thought it was boring and very slow moving. They could have definitely cut out some of the scenes. The food looked incredible though πŸ™‚

  19. I loved Date Night! I don’t think it will be on repeat but it was really cute when I did see it. The last movie I saw in the theatre was Toy Story 3. It was awesome. I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. I even shed a tear. πŸ™‚

    Breakfast looks delish as usual. I wish I were more creative with my meals.

  20. I really want to see Date Night. The last movie that I saw in theaters was Ramona and Beezus, which was cute, but not amazing.
    Your breakfast looks amazing!!!!!! I wish I was brave enough to try something different!
    Oh, and I will definitely be making those sweet potato wedges soon, except I might add cayenne pepper, or is that too weird?

  21. I hope you have a wonderful day as well!

    And now I’m regretting not buying an extra can of pumpkin for myself at the store. I got one for some baking I’m doing for the firemen we’re visiting tomorrow on a “field trip” but stopped myself from buying my own since it wasn’t Libbys and was $3/can! I want me some pumpkin though.

  22. The last movie I saw in theaters was Eat Pray Love and I loved it πŸ™‚

    Breakfast looks great!

  23. Believe it or not, the last movie I saw in the theatre was Pirhanna 3D!! I’m not a fan of horror flicks at all (even the cheesy ones) but i actually really enjoyed it!!! it was more funny than scary!

  24. The last movie I saw was Hot Tub Time Machine and it was HILARIOUS! I think you’ll like it.

    Loving your pumpkin-y breakfast. πŸ™‚

  25. Yum your breakfast looks delicious! The last movie I saw in theaters was Inception. I haven’t been to a movie in a while…

  26. Man, now I need something with pumpkin. I just have to say, I LOVE your blog. You’ve inspired me to start cooking healthy meals. Thank you.

  27. I can’t remember the last movie I saw at the movie theater. It’s been a LONG time, years!

  28. I definitely need a cool down after a work out too! πŸ™‚ Otherwise I continue to be a sweaty beast, not pretty.
    The last movie I saw was Eclipse too πŸ™‚ I thought it was good, not great. Way better than Twilight. I am getting super excited for Breaking Dawn πŸ™‚ However, with all books to movies, the books are always so much better πŸ™‚

  29. The last movie I saw was Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. It kinda seems like a geeky movie, but the boyfriend and I absolutely loved it!

    That breakfast bowl looks delicious!!

  30. The last movie I saw in the theatres was “The Expendables” (not because I wanted to see it but because the boyfriend wanted to). Thankfully we had a delicious sushi dinner including a couple glasses of wine before, otherwise it would have been a flop of a night!

  31. I saw Inception in the theaters about a month ago. It was pretty good! Definitely rent it at least.

  32. Pumpkin and cottage cheese sounds delicious. I was just thinking this morning that I would like to try a pumpkin and pear soup πŸ™‚

  33. I love cottage cheese, but I think I mostly like it because it i salty. The last movie I saw in theatres was Inception, which everyone else loved and I thought was terrifying.

  34. Good luck in your half marathon training.

    The pumpkin and cottage cheese sounds fantastic. It’s almost like the protein pancake recipe but not cooked. I’ll have to give it a try when I’m in a rush sometime.

  35. Love the idea of pumpkin and cottage cheese. I’m gonna have to give that one a try as I’m getting sorta burnt on yogurt.

    Last movie in a theater…. Eat Pray Love. Worth the watch πŸ™‚

  36. I love watching movies but like to wait for their release because it’s 1/10th the cost! Last two I saw were “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Inception.” Both totally different but VERY good nonetheless. “Date Night” is on my list!

  37. Hope you don’t mind Julie, but I’m totally adding that to my registry- it looks AWESOME! πŸ˜€ And so much easier than whipping out the huge mix master.

  38. Ooh! I love Friendship No Salt Added cottage cheese! The other stuff is too salty for me. I guess I’m wierd but I like to eat it on its own – it kind-of reminds me of ricotta cheese?!

  39. Where are you finding pumpkin? All the grocery stores in my town are out and say they probably won’t be getting any until after Halloween due to the shortage last year.

  40. Inception…and I know EVERYONE loves it…but I just didn’t.

    The next thing I want to see is Easy A.

    I am still trying to find a good clean cottage cheese. No preservatives and freaky ingredients are a must for me!

  41. “The Expendables” was the last movie I saw. And I loved it. I actually saw it twice! πŸ™‚

  42. […] seeing drooling over Julie’s cottage cheese + pumpkin combo a couple days ago, I finally realizedβ€¦β€œDUH, you have all of […]

  43. I absolutely love the idea of this recipe. As soon as I feel the fallesque weather I begin to crave pumpkiny food.

    Will definitely try it out. Thanks!

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