Today has been a busy day filled with lots of delicious eats! Mid-morning snack was a juicy plum:
Lunch was leftover homemade veggie and potato soup + two mini pitas with melted cheese.
I love homemade soup, don’t you!
My mid-afternoon snack (which I just ate) was Oikos Greek Yogurt and a crushed Kashi TLC Bar. Even though this is a big 16 ounce tub of Oikos, it was only half full so I just used it as my bowl.
A Message About Facebook
I feel kind of bad about this, but I think I should just go ahead and address it on the blog. I have not been accepting Facebook friend request from readers unless we have an off-blog relationship. I just want to explain WHY so no one gets mad at me! I just want to maintain some resemblance of privacy in my life even though I am a full-time blogger. My Facebook account has information like my last name, my employer’s name, the Husband’s information, etc. So, please don’t be upset if I do not accept your request — it just a privacy/safety issue for me.
Sara’s First Half!
I got this wonderful e-mail from a reader named Sara in Guatemala this morning:
Hey Caitlin! I don’t know if you remember but I emailed you a couple of months ago with a question about runner’s knee. The thing is, like you, I have runner’s knee. I started running last October and only 3 months after I developed the condition. I emailed you and asked if you thought that squats and lunges with weights were making it worse and you said that it definitely could be, so I stopped doing that. I also started taking glucosamine, got knee sleeves, and custom made orthotics (per doctor’s recommendations).
Well, my knees have never felt better and I successfully finished my first half marathon this weekend! I am from Guatemala and I ran the Coban half marathon which is the biggest race in this country! This is such a big deal for me because it’s something that I never thought I could accomplish.
I wanted to share this with you because you have been a huge inspiration to me and one of the reasons that I had the courage to start running! The many tips that you have posted on your blog have also helped me in learning how to train smart and safe so I wanted to say THANK YOU! I am sure that you have inspired many other readers! I recently registered for the 2010 Disney marathon and I am super excited and motivated to start training for that!!
I just love a happy running success story — makes me feel all warm and tingly inside! Congrats to Sara for learning how to train safe and smart!