National Running Day (NRD) and National Donut Day (NDD) were conveniently set within a day of each other. Coincidence? I think not.
I logged 4 miles on NRD, 3 miles the next day, and 9 more miles between Sat/Sun . I wasn’t kidding when I said “I run to fit into my pants.” Thankfully I have a decent handle on the whole balance thing, and have been eating greens from my garden to counteract sugary donuts. Collards, and spinach, and rosemary – OH MY!
I must be honest though and admit I did NOT actually consume a donut ON NDD. I ended up working later than planned, and good vegan donuts require a bit of travel. I instead daydreamt about the ghosts of donuts past.
I don’t follow the rules, and despite the hype and excitement behind “national” anything day, I had no problems waiting until Sunday to embark on my donut quest.
When I think donuts, I also think coffee. A piping hot cup of Joe as black as my cat.
SO I ventured near Seattle, climbed a mountain, and got some donuts. Good things come to those who wait. I even risked tummy woes with the chocolate flavor.
If a donut does not take up the entire space of your hand when being held, you need another one. Safe to assume you’ll always need two. If we’re being honest again I actually played too long in the forest yesterday and didn’t make it to the donut shop before it closed. I had to settle for the only two choices offered at Whole Foods.
What I really wanted was a maple bar and an apple fritter. Looks like I’ll be going back.
I also didn’t have these donuts with coffee like I had planned…so this post has turned into a whirlwind of coulda, woulda, shoulda. I did have pizza and a jam filled scone though, and I have a new appreciation for geometry. Triangles = good things.
I ❤ scones.
Q: Did you celebrate NRD or NDD? Yes, yes I do fall prey to the made up holidays, but only when they support my addictions. In reality everyday is a good day for donuts and running. June 6 was national trails day…so I just clumped them all together.
54 thoughts on “Donuts and Coffee”
Heehee, I share the same eating habits as you, run to make up for what I eat, and try and cram some healthy stuff in there when I can. I also ate my donut on Sunday – but I don’t think I really needed any extra encouragement. Every week or so is National Donut day for me. 🙂 Beautiful pics from your climb.
Oh your pretty kitty! I had a black cat once…he was the best ever!!! Your photos are lovely!
He is the best, I just adore that little black man!
Unfortunately I did not get my donut on NDD…also due to work constraints! And even though I planned on getting myself a pretty awesome vegan donut on Sunday, the drive out was too far given the time I had, so I “settled” for a pretzel instead…oh well, there will be other chances 😉
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
Love the greens from your garden! I walk on NRD and didn’t have a donut on NDD, BUT I’ve had so many outrageous donuts lately (and knew I’d be having cake Sun) that I didn’t fret. Those kind of holidays are fun to celebrate if they are convenient, haha. Gorgeous hike! That scone looks so healthy yet so good! Best of both worlds… or maybe just deceiving 😉
Actually it tasted quite healthy too, very mild in sweetness compared to other scones I’ve had, and the jam was all on the outside so it wasn’t smothered by it. Oats and apple pieces filled the rest!! mmmmmm.
YUM. At least Whole Foods desserts are reliable. You didn’t just have to settle for a random grocery store buy or a gas station. haha! I alllllways wanted to go to Voodoo donuts! I hate donuts, but I have a feeling if they are covered in peanut butter + chocolate, I’d change my tune.
Those views are BEAUTIFUL. I want to road trip to you and climb mountains. It sounds romantic. Hahaha. My imaginary boyfriend would love it!
di @ life of di.
Donuts are tasty but, generally speaking, they usually look better than they taste (IMO); however, I absolutely LOVE scones and they never fail to disappoint. I want to jump through the screen and eat that jam filled scone!!
Not saying that donuts aren’t tasty but they usually leave me unsatisfied. Boo.
I actually don’t ever find myself craving donuts. Usually they satisfy whatever craving I do get, if that, but I never go for donuts first. So basically I totally get what you’re saying.
I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t eat donuts on National Donut Day or any day around it. We just don’t have good donuts here in Baltimore! I need to get out west so I can try out all the famous spots. Those donuts would be worth it. But I’d never just eat one. That’s pretty much impossible.
I’ve missed every “National…this or that” day this year so far. I’m just happy to be free to do ANYTHING during the day. 🙂 I have enough vices to keep me in trouble…. 🙂
kathy at real talk
goddamn, that view. breathtaking. i looked at that pic and legit sighed. i did not indulge in NDD but i did rage at all the delicious donuts posted on IG 😦
Those views are worth pretty much anything. They’re spectacular.
Also, I did not eat donuts that day either. In fact, it’s been awhile although apple fritters are some of my favorites. The Hubby and I used to have a tradition when we returned from a beach vacation, we’d order a dozen donuts to share. It was fun.
That is the best tradition I’ve ever heard of. I need to start that….with myself.
Like you, I don’t let National anything day dictate my celebrations but I did run on National Run Day. Still getting to that donut but now that you tempted me with all these amazing photos, I will have to get on that…
I didn’t run, but we did try to find donuts – and failed. Not enough bakeries that make them in my town. So we settled on buying a pie and pints of ice cream. It helped fill the void.
I unfortunately did not get a donut either as I had no idea it was National Donut Day until maybe 4 PM … murrr! But what I’m going to do now is actually find a ‘National Days’ calendar so that way I’ll never be late!
PS – Those hiking pics are gorgeous!
Ha – I noticed that, too – National Donut Day was such a bugger. 🙂 And we have Voodoo Donuts down the street from us in Denver… it’s painful!!
I am so very jealous. I want to visit the Denver location!!
Come visit anytime! 🙂
Amy @ A Desert Girl
Gorgeous view on that hike! I didn’t celebrate NRD or NDD, but I probably would have been more likely to celebrate the latter than the former…. Bad me.
I am not really a donut or cake fan (just give me a solid piece of milk chocolate and I’m happy) but I’ll tell you, I INHALED my donut (maple bacon bar) from Voodoo when I was there a year ago!!!
I did manage to run on NRD but I did not eat a donut on NDD – I did order a 10 pack of timbits (donut holes?) on the weekend and ate the whole thing myself.
I love donuts!
You make me so proud.
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Hi Brittany! What gorgeous views you had on your hike! Love it! And I didn’t participate in either holiday, although technically I did run on National Running Day while teaching a group fitness classes that included some of that hehehe. Your eats look divine! Have a great Monday! 🙂
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Sooo I baked muffins on NDD, which probably goes to show you how seriously I take these national food holidays. Honestly, though, allergy-friendly donuts are hard to find for some reason. Most of the ones around here have [traces of] nuts, meaning I usually have to make my own, and they need end up being -quite- as good. So muffins it is
Funny enough… I didn’t celebrate either! Running day fell on my off day (so I suppose I celebrated the day before and the day after instead), and donut day… Well, as much as I WANTED to celebrate, my tummy hasn’t been able to handle donuts of any kid and balloons into Santa-sized proportions. So I’m living vicariously through you and your WF donuts! And seriously, after a hike that gorgeous, I’d definitely be okay “settling” for WF donuts. They still look a LOT better than many of the donuts sold around here!
Holy moly, your greens look amazing!!! Me and my sad sad kale are super jealous right now. And yes to the donuts…always assume you need two!
I did not celebrate either. I was not able to run cause of all my final projects, and I sadly don’t like donuts. It makes me really sad because they always look so pretty and nice, but I just don’t like them. 😥
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Oh I celebrated all right…without a donut. But..I will rectify it tonight!
Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
You’ve been a running machine lately! Your post reminds me of my attempt to get goodies at my favorite bakery today… I really wanted a cupcake, so I drove all the way down there – only to see a big fat CLOSED sign on the door. I found out that they’re closed every Monday, damn it! I’ll have to get my cupcake fill another day.
Oh my, what a yummy post again. I really need to read your blog AFTER I have eaten as I always get the munchies from those scrumptious pictures! You deserve it though after hiking. That’s one of the best things about walking…being able to eat more. 🙂
Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA
Voodoo in Portland yay.!! but a scone sounds soo much better. I don’t think I could work at Starbucks like you, and not eat a scone everyday. ha
Playing in the forest sounds really fun : )
I did celebrate both “holidays”. Two donuts on donut day, and a run on run day .!
It helps that I don’t eat dairy, I’m limited to literally two items in the pastry case at work. 😉 I’m OK with that though.
I celebrated the week earlier when I got my first vegan donuts at our local co-op. I had cake. Donut=ring cake. Therefore I celebrated 🙂
Visiting Voodoo Doughnuts is my DREAM! I’m dying to eat one of their maple doughnuts. Also the one that comes with a piece of double bubble gum. And the one topped with Froot Loops… okay I want to eat all of them.
Luv What You Do
So I’m not a huge donuts fan but I know I could dig right into those donuts…especially the Oreo and PB one! Love your stunning hiking photos!
Leslie @ TriathleteTreats
I ran on NRD just because I needed to go for a run! I also signed up for a half marathon because there was a discount! 🙂 Funny that you have a picture of the oreo/PB voodoo donut because we went there on Saturday because I wanted one but it was too long of a wait! They are just donuts! Just a novelty!!
when is chocolate day? I think there should be a chocolate day.
There’s a Donut Day? Why isn’t it an international holiday? Sooo disappointed. And that was a gorgeous kitty on that one picture! -goes off to satisfy sudden donut craving-
“…I actually played too long in the forest yesterday…” – No such thing! Especially with forests as beautiful as those.
Reading your blog always makes me want to drink coffee.
I ALMOST made a note in parenthesis that there is in fact no such thing, smart cookie you are. 😝
i’m not much into donuts or sweet pastry type of things…but if they had a national chips & salsa day, you can bet your running pants i’d be celebrating. 🙂
Oh girl, I’d be with you on that one. Chips and salsa all day, erryday.
Christina Does It All
You make me want to start an herb garden! And eat all of the donuts. Yep, all about that balance. 😉
GiGi Eats Celebrities
Hi My Name is GiGi… And I love donuts. There, I said it. I love them. Adore them. Want to make love to them but not marry them. I would love to play “ring toss” with a donut too….
Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy
I need ALL those donuts!
Donuts and coffee are a perfect combination – how did you miss out on the coffee?!?! I celebrated NRD with a speed workout run and I was going to get a donut on NDD but…I went in the evening and Dunkin Donuts was out already. I shouldn’t be eating a donut anyway (I stick to mostly GF eating) so I saw this as a sign and went home donut-less. But then I had ice cream instead 😀
I celebrated a day late with a nice colossal donut from Harris Teeter at the Zac Brown Band concert haha. I didn’t go running, though…hehe
Voodoo donuts ROCKS so very much! Maple and bacon donut for the win! I did not celebrate, due to Nebraska having Casey’s donuts as our specialty…caseys is a gas station. wa. wa. wa. But I did celebrate national running day and ran around to everywhere I needed to go…haha
Rach @ This Italian Family
So I didn’t celebrate either of these days because (a) I don’t run and (b) I can’t have sugar. But it’s all good! I can live vicariously through you! Those donuts look aaaah-mazing!
The Vegan 8
Oh man I missed this post since I was out of town last week but holy moly, those donuts! I did eat one donut last week while I was out of town but I don’t remember if it was technically on donut day. Before that I hadn’t had a donut in years….I’m more of a cupcake girl. Dang, more beautiful pics!
karla @ finding my fit
i need to find some epic donut shop like those i see online around these parts. i’m salivating!
while i’m so happy i’m moving to MS and starting a new job.. i sure wish they had mountains there. the beauty is unreal.