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Today has been a busy day filled with lots of delicious eats!  Mid-morning snack was a juicy plum:

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Lunch was leftover homemade veggie and potato soup + two mini pitas with melted cheese.

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I love homemade soup, don’t you!

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For dunking….

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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.  :)

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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!

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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! :)

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  • Anonymous June 29, 2009, 10:16 am

    Quick question…where did you find your cute little "mini spoon"? I have smaller plates and bowls but love the small spoon :)

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  • recipesforcreativity June 29, 2009, 10:16 am

    Thanks for the great story!

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  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 29, 2009, 10:16 am

    anon – crate and barrel — they are only a buck!

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  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn June 29, 2009, 10:26 am

    Readers in other countries– who have been touched by you!– so freaking awesome.

    Cheers to you and to Sara!! :)

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  • Traci June 29, 2009, 10:37 am

    I have to admit, I'm so curious about Greek yogurt. What does it taste like?

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  • Matt June 29, 2009, 10:39 am

    Congrats Sara!

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  • Erica June 29, 2009, 10:48 am

    mmmmmmmm soup and pita. I love have something to dunk in soup- makes it that much more yummy. I think its perfectly acceptable to want to have some privacy ;) Hope the rest of your day goes well!

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  • leslie June 29, 2009, 10:50 am

    yay, orthotic success story! i cannot wait to get mine.

    homemade soups are the best!

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  • Sam June 29, 2009, 11:08 am

    Homemade soup is delicious, I never seem to get round to making it enought though!

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  • runrunjessicarun June 29, 2009, 11:13 am

    I loooove homemade soup! That veg one you made looks especially delicious!

    Is it just me or does the melted cheese kinda look like little hearts?

    And congrats to Sara!!!!!!

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  • K from ksgoodeats June 29, 2009, 11:18 am

    I totally understand the Facebook issue! Even people I've met in real life I sometimes don't accept on it – I'm very choosy because there's some stuff on there that not everyone needs to know.

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  • Niki June 29, 2009, 11:31 am

    I do love home made soup! Yum!! So neat to see how you inspire so many people! Congrats to Sara!

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  • brandi June 29, 2009, 11:36 am

    i'm the same way with facebook :)

    congrats to Sara! that is awesome!

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  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 29, 2009, 11:38 am

    traci – its like regular yogurt, but creamy and better :)

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  • Jewels June 29, 2009, 11:40 am

    totally get the facebook thing. privacy and safety are very important, that is my only hesitation in starting a blog.

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  • SuperDots June 29, 2009, 12:08 pm

    Just wanted say I totally understand where you're coming from on the facebook issue-and I don't blame you for wanting to keep it private!

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  • Kath June 29, 2009, 12:38 pm

    I'm the same way about Facebook. I made myself invisible :)

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  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 29, 2009, 12:56 pm

    That running success story is so inspiring. I can always use some motivation!

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  • Amy@ What Do I Eat Now? June 29, 2009, 1:37 pm

    i am the same way about facebook! a friend request cant even come through to me! im invisible too..
    : )

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  • Val June 29, 2009, 1:43 pm

    I don't blame you about the Facebook thing, but at least you know you are popular! :) That's quite flattering

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  • Lauren @ Team Giles June 29, 2009, 1:55 pm

    So… that mini-pita bread made me hungry. I think I'm gonna pick some up from the grocery store. YUM!

    I completely agree about FB. I have the same feelings towards it.

    Way to go Sara!!

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  • Jenny June 29, 2009, 2:46 pm

    I definitely understand your privacy issue with facebook – don't know what kind of creepers there are out there.. you can never be too safe!

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  • Kelly June 29, 2009, 4:19 pm

    I definitely agree with your thoughts of facebook- may too much info on that thing! So don't feel bad :)

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  • Aggie June 29, 2009, 4:57 pm

    I love stopping by here Caitlin…it gives me a little boost! :)

    Your pitas look like they have little cheese hearts on them…:)

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  • k June 29, 2009, 5:44 pm

    Congratulations Sara! I love that you have a smile on your face in the picture :)

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  • Lauren June 29, 2009, 5:47 pm

    Good for you! I think that maintaing some level of confidentiality is vital. We share so much of ourselves everyday, and it's so important to keep some things strickly in our circle of family and friends. I think that is what seperates the validity of our family and friendships from the rest of the world, which is esstential! If my husband ever felt that he was competeing with the blog, I would fail at being a great wife.

    Good luck on your relaxation week. You totally deserve it.

    Can't wait to hear the big news!

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  • sara June 29, 2009, 7:46 pm

    yaayyy!! my first half made it on the blog!! thanks caitlin! :)

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  • fattymcbutterpants June 30, 2009, 3:02 am

    Good for you about facebook. I often purge friends as well. If we don't have some connection in this point in my life or I don't really want to know about the person, gone!!!

    I also appreciate your running tips as I'm new to running. Doing a women's only training program and run in my area — fun, but definitely challenging!!!

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  • seesaraheat June 30, 2009, 7:46 am

    I totally get it about Facebook, you do need some separation somewhere.

    I keep hoping to meet a reader or another blogger someday ;-)

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