Not everyday someone hands you a giant $10,000 check!  Or that John Tesh hugs you tightly in front of 1,300 people.  πŸ™‚

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Hubba hubba!

 

(The real check is made directly out to Girls on the Run International! But fake checks are fun.)

 

THANK YOU for helping me win the grand prize from Amway!  Your votes determined the winner, and I think it’s so cool that the healthy living blogosphere really pulled together.  I am so excited to start the Operation Beautiful scholarship fund for GOTR!  The money will help so many local Charlotte 8 – 10 year old girls.  It’s going to be awesome!

 

Today has been such a whirlwind!

 

After volunteering, we cleaned up and headed to dinner at Bulls and Bears, a really cute restaurant in downtown Hagerstown.

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The dinner was so much fun – we had assigned seating so all the groups got mixed up.  I also had the chance to hear each of the finalists speak about their organizations and charities of choice.  Check them all out here!

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Dinner was a pre-fixed meal.

 

Started with salad and veg:

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Our vegetarian entree was creamy pasta with grilled veggies. I also snagged a roll and some of the Husband’s mashed potatoes.   By the way, lack of vegetarian protein today has left me feeling completely unsatisfied food-wise.  I need tofu in my life ASAP.  But this was yummy!

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And for dessert, a few bites of this locally made vanilla ice cream.  By this point, I was pretty full but it was SO deliciously creamy.

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Then it was time for the John Tesh show and awards ceremony!  The plan was to do the awards after intermission.

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When we all got called up on stage, I thought I was going to barf!  I was a mix of emotions – honestly, I wanted EVERYONE to win.  I didn’t want to be disappointed, but I also didn’t want anyone else to be disappointed!

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Suddenly, John called my name and a giant check was thrust in my arms!  It was very surreal.  I also got a frame collage of Operation Beautiful notes the local GOTR chapter had prepared for me – it is super sweet! I can’t wait to hang it up in the house (they are shipping it home for me).

 

Yippee!

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I got to say a few words about Operation Beautiful and Girls on the Run.  I was so happy for GOTR!

 

And guess what? I found a bunch of notes in the bathroom of the theatre after the show was over!

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I am so pooped – I am going to DROP.  I’ve been up for 19 straight hours!

 

A huge thank you to Amway, Zocalo, John Tesh, and all the other Positivity Project finalists!

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But most importantly – a BIG THANK YOU to… YOU!  Thanks to everyone who supports Operation Beautiful, Healthy Tipping Point, and Girls on the Run and took the time to vote.  Social media is a powerful force for good!  Because of you, hundreds of girls will get to experience the awesome, self-esteem boosting joy that is Girls on the Run – and that, my friends, is a beautiful thing!

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  • Kristina @ spabettie December 14, 2010, 12:10 am

    OMG how AWESOME are you??? and YAY that you got an awesome photo with John Tesh… I know you like him… πŸ˜‰

    CONGRATS !!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 14, 2010, 12:11 am

    CONGRATS CAITLIN!!!!! You just keep doing epic things. Truly an inspiration!

  • Mary (A Merry Life) December 14, 2010, 12:12 am

    THAT IS SO FREAKING AWESOME!

    Totally deserved as well. Congrats!

  • Syl December 14, 2010, 12:13 am

    congrats! so well deserved!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 14, 2010, 12:13 am

    Congratulations x10000000000!!!! I was literally jumping for joy when I saw you won! πŸ™‚ I am so proud of you! You are such an inspiration to me!

  • Sarah December 14, 2010, 12:14 am

    That is awesome! You, operation beautiful and GOTR so deserve this!! Congrats!!!

  • Kristine December 14, 2010, 12:14 am

    Amazing! Voting every day was totally easy…and totally worth it. πŸ™‚ So cool to see people come together virtually for something (and someone) so deserving!

  • Sarra December 14, 2010, 12:14 am

    Congrats!!!!! So happy you won :D. your cause is amazing and inspiring (youve definitely inspired me)
    yaaaaaayyy!!

  • Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler December 14, 2010, 12:15 am

    Wow! Congrats!

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. December 14, 2010, 12:16 am

    Congrats!! What a blessing it will be to the girls who get to participate in GOTR because of the scholarships!!

  • Poppy @ From Fried Chicken to Tofu December 14, 2010, 12:16 am

    John Tesh + A Giant Check = AWESOME! Great job Caitlin!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life December 14, 2010, 12:19 am

    Congratulations. That is so exciting. You’re doing amazing things for those young girls. Keep up the amazing work.

  • Maxine December 14, 2010, 12:20 am

    Congrats! Amazing:)

  • John December 14, 2010, 12:20 am

    That’s awesome! I’m really happy that you/GOTR won after you did so much helping me win my big cheque! Congrats on another EPIC goal accomplished Caitlin!

  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston December 14, 2010, 12:21 am

    Congrats, congrats, congrats! So so so excited for you + Operation Beautiful + Girls on the RUN!!!!

  • Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) December 14, 2010, 12:24 am

    CONGRATS!!

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence December 14, 2010, 12:28 am

    That is amazing! I am so happy for you! Congratulations:)

  • Stephanie December 14, 2010, 12:31 am

    Congratulations Caitlin! That’s amazing and I am so happy for you and for GOTR!

  • skinnyrunner December 14, 2010, 12:33 am

    congratulations you big winner you! how awesome!

  • Camels & Chocolate December 14, 2010, 12:34 am

    Amazing! Congratulations–you so deserve it!

  • Beth December 14, 2010, 12:37 am

    you are so bad ass! way to go!

  • Samantha (Samantha cycles.) December 14, 2010, 12:37 am

    I had a feeling you would win. Congrats! What an amazing opportunity. And your GOTR posts convinced me to give running a try. I start a running class the 1st week of January. :-/

  • Lizzy December 14, 2010, 12:38 am

    Congratulations Caitlin! this is so awesome!

  • Kiran December 14, 2010, 12:39 am

    CONGRATULATIONS Caitlin! So well deserved! πŸ™‚ This is awesomeness!

  • Jessie December 14, 2010, 12:39 am

    Congratulations, Caitlin! Great news, you (and GOTR) deserve it!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed December 14, 2010, 12:41 am

    This is amazing!! Well done πŸ™‚ SO happy for you and GOTR.
    Heidi xo

  • Kathleen December 14, 2010, 12:43 am

    Congratulations! Can’t wipe the smile off my face… so happy for you and all of the girls that will benefit from the win.

  • Reenie December 14, 2010, 12:48 am

    CONGRATS!!! πŸ™‚

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 14, 2010, 12:48 am

    Hooray! That is great news. Congrats to you! πŸ™‚

  • April December 14, 2010, 12:50 am

    That is amazing Caitlin! Congratulations!

  • Katie (Sweet Tater) December 14, 2010, 12:50 am

    so wonderful. congratulations!

  • Mama Pea December 14, 2010, 12:54 am

    Frickin’ sweet.

    Did John play the NBA theme song? I love that.

  • Wendy G December 14, 2010, 12:58 am

    So happy for you and for GOTR!! You’ve worked hard for this. Enjoy every second!

  • ari December 14, 2010, 1:03 am

    yay!

  • nicole December 14, 2010, 1:05 am

    Congrats! You are such an inspiration!

  • Laurel December 14, 2010, 1:11 am

    Congrats! You are amazing!

  • Kaitlyn December 14, 2010, 1:17 am

    Congrats!!! That is amazing! So special for all the GOTR! πŸ™‚

  • Lauren December 14, 2010, 1:19 am

    Congratulations!!

  • betty @runbettyrun December 14, 2010, 1:25 am

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you and for Girls on the Run. You are such an inspiration – after reading about your involvement with GOTR, I was inspired to volunteer – and will begin coaching a team in my area this winter.

    Thank you!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now December 14, 2010, 1:28 am

    I am so glad you won! I know many girls will benefit from the money. πŸ™‚

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks December 14, 2010, 1:40 am

    Congrats! Way awesome. πŸ˜€

  • Samantha December 14, 2010, 2:26 am

    Many congrats Caitlin! It sounds like all the finalists were worthy and it was a tough choice but wonderful to see you come out on top and donate to GOTR. As you might recall from past comments/emails, NC is my home state so to see Charlotte gain benefit warms my heart. Bravo Zulu!

  • Freya December 14, 2010, 2:44 am

    OHMYGOSH yay Caitlin!! That is SO awesome- you and GOTR are the most deserving winners πŸ™‚

  • Becky December 14, 2010, 3:30 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! What an awesome award, and very much deserved.

  • erica December 14, 2010, 4:15 am

    congratulations!!! such amazing news πŸ™‚

  • Sophie December 14, 2010, 4:17 am

    Congratulations! Girls on the run and Operation Beautiful are both so inspirational, as are you Caitlin!

  • Wei-Wei December 14, 2010, 4:31 am

    Congratulations! This is absolutely GREAT news, and your face is so brilliant in that first photo πŸ˜€

  • Maria December 14, 2010, 4:50 am

    I honestly did a little squeal of delight. Congratulations! You really deserve it πŸ™‚

  • Liza December 14, 2010, 4:53 am

    Congratulations! What an incredible year for you Caitlin. I’m so, so happy for you.

  • Jacalyn December 14, 2010, 5:08 am

    OMG! CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gigi December 14, 2010, 5:09 am

    Congrats on your big win! You are truly amazing. I am so happy for you!!! I know it sounds silly to be so happy for someone you only know her because of reading her blog.

  • Kim (Book Worm Runs) December 14, 2010, 5:24 am

    That is amazing and so exciting!! Congratulations to you and Girls on the Run!! πŸ™‚

  • karen December 14, 2010, 5:26 am

    Congratulations Caitlyn. So fantastic!!!!

  • Crystal December 14, 2010, 5:30 am

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you : )

  • Little Bookworm December 14, 2010, 5:43 am

    Congratulations Caitlin! πŸ˜€

  • Molly Barker December 14, 2010, 6:07 am

    Awesome news Caitlin. We are all so excited!

  • Kristen December 14, 2010, 6:17 am

    When I saw the picture I wondered if your smile was so big because you won or because of John Tesh…

    Congratulations Caitlin.

  • Lauren December 14, 2010, 6:43 am

    Congrats Caitlin! You are doing such amazing things in the world and it just keeps getting better and better.

  • Kelly December 14, 2010, 6:52 am

    Yayyyy Congrats!!!!! You deserve it!

  • Keri December 14, 2010, 7:00 am

    Wow, congratulations! Amazing!

  • Lauren December 14, 2010, 7:02 am

    Yayyy this is wonderful! Thanks for all the positive things you’re doing!

  • April December 14, 2010, 7:03 am

    Congratulations, this is awesome!!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 14, 2010, 7:05 am

    HOLY COW!!! Congratulations Caitlin! You are really making a difference!

  • Karen @ Run Shop Travel December 14, 2010, 7:06 am

    Congrats Caitlin!

  • Maya December 14, 2010, 7:06 am

    Congratulations, Caitlin! Because of you I started volunteering for a local Girls on the Run chapter, and we had our 5K race at American University this past weekend. It was such a wonderful event. Thank you for introducing me to GOTR!

  • Katie Carso December 14, 2010, 7:09 am

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats girl! I didnt stay up late last night to find out if you won and was excited to see this morning you did!! So happy for you and GOTR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 14, 2010, 7:15 am

    Yay!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!

  • Gina G December 14, 2010, 7:28 am

    Congrats Caitlin!!! I am so unbelievably thrilled for you!!! πŸ˜€

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) December 14, 2010, 7:32 am

    Congratulations Caitlin! That is amazing!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 14, 2010, 7:35 am

    CONGRATS Caitlin!! You deserved it!!

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances December 14, 2010, 7:36 am

    Congrats!!! πŸ™‚ I knew you’d win! So exciting that you are starting a new scholarship fund, too!

  • Lauren @ Lauren Runs December 14, 2010, 7:38 am

    Congratulations! Very exciting that you’re able to support GOTR in offering scholarships!

  • DadHTP December 14, 2010, 7:38 am

    so proud!

  • Baking 'n' Books December 14, 2010, 7:41 am

    I’m with your Dad on this one! So, so, so PROUD of you!

  • Avery December 14, 2010, 7:42 am

    Congratulations! This is so awesome, and all that hard work has really paid off! I live in the Charlotte/Fort Mill area(Clover school district)and it’s so exciting to think about these girls who will get to benefit from you and Girls on the Run. Thank you!

  • Allie December 14, 2010, 7:42 am

    Woo! That is so, soooo awesome :o) What a great cause you have worked so hard for!

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 14, 2010, 7:43 am

    Congrats!

  • Lee December 14, 2010, 7:45 am

    Congratulations!!!

  • Erica December 14, 2010, 7:46 am

    This makes me so happy! Congratulations to you, OB, and GOTR!

  • Julianne December 14, 2010, 7:47 am

    Congrats!

  • Kristyn December 14, 2010, 7:50 am

    HUGE CONGRATS, Caitlin!!! I can’t even hold in my joy and pride!!! GO YOU! and Yay for GOTR being so fortunate to receive this gift from you. I’m just so excited! You should be so proud of yourself…kindness is beautiful. =) Kindness is the number one rule in my first grade classroom and today I’m going to tell them that it’s a beautiful thing to be kind.

  • Luna December 14, 2010, 7:52 am

    Congratulations Caitlin!!:D

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate December 14, 2010, 7:55 am

    Congratulations!!!! If anyone deserves it, it is most definitely you! πŸ™‚ You are doing great things and definitely an inspiration! πŸ™‚

  • Brittney December 14, 2010, 7:55 am

    Congratulations Caitlin!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 14, 2010, 7:57 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Aimee December 14, 2010, 8:11 am

    Congratulations Caitlyn! It was a pleasure to vote for you and such a great cause. Love your spirit and energy. You certainly are a girl on the move. Enjoy your success. You earned it!

  • Aimee December 14, 2010, 8:14 am

    Darn auto correct. Sorry I misspelled your name Caitlin.

  • Amy December 14, 2010, 8:25 am

    Omg that is awesome!! Congrats for all the hard work and positive changes you are creating!! πŸ™‚

  • Laura @ Tidbits December 14, 2010, 8:27 am

    Oh wow!!! CONGRATULATIONS CAITLIN!!! πŸ™‚ Everything you’ve done for those girls is truly amazing. πŸ™‚

  • Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy December 14, 2010, 8:27 am

    Yeeeah! Congratulations!!! πŸ™‚

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged December 14, 2010, 8:31 am

    Oh my gosh, CONGRATS!!!! That’s amazing!!!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 14, 2010, 8:32 am

    Congratulations Caitlin!! I knew you would win! πŸ™‚

  • runblondie26 @ www.LifeintheATL@blogspot.com December 14, 2010, 8:33 am

    Congrats Caitlin! That’s awesome!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin December 14, 2010, 8:34 am

    Ahhhhh Caitlin I am So happy to hear this! Congratulations!!!

  • Jen G. December 14, 2010, 8:34 am

    Congrats congrats congrats!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 14, 2010, 8:37 am

    Yay I’m so excited to hear you were able to win something so amazing for GOTR

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 14, 2010, 8:38 am

    I’m so excited to be a part of GOTR! This is amazing, congrats!

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 14, 2010, 8:40 am

    So amazing, and so deserved.

  • SaraRM December 14, 2010, 8:41 am

    That is truely awesome! Congratulations!

  • Kelly December 14, 2010, 8:41 am

    WOW!!! Congrats!! I’m so happy for Operation Beautiful and Girls on the Run!

  • Claire December 14, 2010, 8:42 am

    Absolutely deserved. I am so happy for you, and for the girls who will benefit from your efforts. Congratulations.

  • RhodeyGirl December 14, 2010, 8:46 am

    CONGRATULATIONS CAITLIN & GOTR!

  • Rachael @ Mrs. Adventure December 14, 2010, 8:48 am

    Congrats girl it was very deserved, I’m so happy for you!

  • Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) December 14, 2010, 8:49 am

    OMG..I can’t believe you were in hagerstown. I LIVE in hagerstown and we go to Bulls and Bears all the time. How long are you here for???? CRAZY!!!!!

  • Jess December 14, 2010, 8:55 am

    Woohoo!! Congrats! Keep up all the amazing work you do πŸ™‚ Voting for you to win was an easy choice and the least any of us could do for such an inspirational person like yourself!

  • Ali @ Ali on the Run December 14, 2010, 8:56 am

    Wow! Congratulations! That is so exciting. You deserve it. Job well done!

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy December 14, 2010, 8:57 am

    Congrats! So happy for HTP and GOTR and Operation Beautiful! It really is beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) December 14, 2010, 8:58 am

    Wow that is just so exciting! So proud and inspired by you for making such a difference πŸ˜€

  • Jodi December 14, 2010, 9:01 am

    Congratulations Caitlin! That is great news!

  • Kelly December 14, 2010, 9:03 am

    Congrats! You deserve it!

  • Amalfi Girl (EatRunHaveFun.blogspot) December 14, 2010, 9:04 am

    CONGRATS!!! πŸ™‚

  • Balanced Healthy Life December 14, 2010, 9:05 am

    Oh, I am SOOOOO happy for you and for GOTR! What a great scholarship! All the girls will be so thrilled! You should be really proud of yourself, I know I am proud of what you’ve done!

  • Lindsey December 14, 2010, 9:06 am

    Congratulations!!! I voted everyday and made everyone I work with vote as well. You’re an inspiration!

  • Nicole December 14, 2010, 9:07 am

    You are awesome! What is your deal with John Tesh?

  • Emmanuelle December 14, 2010, 9:11 am

    That is AWESOME, congrats, I’m so happy for you and GOTR, great!

    I’m lauching a fundraiser too: http://www.thecreativesadhana.com

    πŸ™‚

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story December 14, 2010, 9:11 am

    Congratulations! That is so awesome. πŸ™‚

  • greenbean December 14, 2010, 9:12 am

    i’m so happy to “know” you! congratulations!

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) December 14, 2010, 9:13 am

    Congratulations, Caitlin!!! Way to go!

  • Katy December 14, 2010, 9:13 am

    You rock! Congrats and thank you soooo much for your support of Girls on the Run!

  • lindsay December 14, 2010, 9:19 am

    So happy that you won!! Congratulations!

  • Dee December 14, 2010, 9:22 am

    Congratulations again Caitlin! What an awesome crazy good cause to have supported!

  • Laurie December 14, 2010, 9:30 am

    CONGRATULATIONS CAITLIN!!! I had a feeling you were going to win! So happy for you and Girls on the Run!

  • Lisa December 14, 2010, 9:30 am

    This is truly amazing and beautiful gift of love. Congratulations Catlin for your dedication to celebrate all of the beautiful girls out there. Thank you, thank you, thank you! πŸ™‚

  • ashleigh December 14, 2010, 9:36 am

    Congrats! What a fabulous night!

  • Cindy Robinson December 14, 2010, 9:36 am

    So so happy for you and all those that will benefit from your kindness!!!! What a great feeling πŸ™‚

  • Susan Gray, Council Relations Manager, Girls on the Run International December 14, 2010, 9:42 am

    Congratulations, Caitlin! Thank you so much for your wonderful gift to our wonderful organization! It will make a huge impact for a lot of young girls! You are making a difference! You are a gift!

    • Caitlin December 14, 2010, 10:23 am

      Thank you Susan!

  • Erin December 14, 2010, 9:44 am

    Congrats!! You are such an inspiration! I can’t wait to see the impact you have at our Summit! Thank you SO MUCH for your vision and generosity!

  • Sarah December 14, 2010, 9:46 am

    Congratulations sweet girl! SO proud of you!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 14, 2010, 9:48 am

    WOW!!! Congratulations!!! You definitely deserve it!

  • JenRD December 14, 2010, 9:52 am

    Well-deserved! Congrats!

  • Christina December 14, 2010, 9:54 am

    Congratulations Caitlin!!!

  • Carolyn @ Lovin' Losing December 14, 2010, 10:00 am

    Congratulations! I love that you’re are donating the check to Girls on the Run!

  • Elisabeth December 14, 2010, 10:07 am

    Congratulations, Caitlin and GOTR!

  • Liz December 14, 2010, 10:14 am

    congratulations! definitely well-deserved!

  • Maren December 14, 2010, 10:16 am

    omg I am soooo excited for you!! I got tears in my eyes reading this post. The money is going to such a great cause! You are such an inspiration to SOOO many girls already, Caitlin, I can’t wait for you to be able to reach so many more! Wow, I am so pumped for you!

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? December 14, 2010, 10:18 am

    Congratulations!! You absolutely deserve it – you have worked hard!

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good December 14, 2010, 10:20 am

    Congratulations!! That’s wonderful!

  • Chrissy (The New Me) December 14, 2010, 10:23 am

    I don’t comment all that often, but I read all the time and I wanted to say congratulations! GOTR is such a great organization, and they’re lucky to have you (and the healthy living community) pulling for them!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman December 14, 2010, 10:24 am

    Congratulations!! I’m not sure there’s much I can say that everyone hasn’t said, but the great organization totally deserved this!

  • Rachel December 14, 2010, 10:25 am

    Way to go!!!!

  • Jennifer @ Frost Bites December 14, 2010, 10:31 am

    A big congratulations! Hard work always pays off in the end…you do such a wonderful job so keep it up!

  • Nancy December 14, 2010, 10:32 am

    Congrats!!! What an awesome prize for an awesome charity, Great job!!!

  • Mabelle @ Dance, Love, Dine December 14, 2010, 10:32 am

    That is so awsome!!!! Congratulations :O)

  • Rebecca December 14, 2010, 10:35 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so happy for Girls on The Run and you and Operation Beautiful!! It’s wonderful to see that Operation Beautiful is getting this kind of exposure and is touching so many lives – – I think Operation Beautiful is so important. So many girls (AND women) need to think more positively about themselves (me included). Thank you Caitlin for all you do!! I think you are amazing!!

  • Kacy December 14, 2010, 10:36 am

    Congratulations Caitlin!

  • Jessica, GOTR Charlotte Council Director December 14, 2010, 10:40 am

    Congratulations! You continue to go above and beyond to impact your community and the people living in it. Girls on the Run will truly benefit from not only this funding but from you. Thank you & again Congratulations!

  • Erin December 14, 2010, 10:40 am

    Congrats! =)

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion December 14, 2010, 10:49 am

    I love everything about this post! Congrats, you deserve it. this is so great for GOTR!

  • Leanne December 14, 2010, 10:50 am

    I’m so happy that you won! All my voting from both my home computer & work computer worked! Yippeee!

    The girls on the run organization will benefit from this greatly πŸ™‚ Way to go!

  • Erin December 14, 2010, 10:53 am

    Congrats! I am so happy for you and GOTR!!! You’re an inspiration!

  • emily December 14, 2010, 10:56 am

    Yay! Congrats!

  • Sarah December 14, 2010, 10:57 am

    Congratulations Caitlin!! Operation Beautiful is so wonderful and much-needed in our society. We need to start being happy with our strengths first instead of comparing ourselves to others. Some days I just don’t want to look in the mirror, but with an Operation Beautiful note on there, it makes it easier. So I thank you for your contribution to girls everywhere and the real difference you are making!

  • monicanelsonfitness December 14, 2010, 10:58 am

    wooohooo!

  • Nicole December 14, 2010, 10:58 am

    Congrats Caitlin! What a great year you are having πŸ™‚

  • Laura December 14, 2010, 11:00 am

    Karma! Congratulations, this is absolutely awesome!!

  • chandana December 14, 2010, 11:02 am

    congrats! you did an awesome job.

    Operation Beautiful and GOTR are such a perfect match, i mean GOTR is the perfect way to represent what Operation Beautiful’ believes in.

  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe December 14, 2010, 11:12 am

    Congratulations on your epic win!

  • Natalia - a side of simple December 14, 2010, 11:19 am

    Congratulations, girl! What a great gift for the Christmas season πŸ™‚

  • Summer December 14, 2010, 11:22 am

    Money for GOTR=super awesome
    Meeting John Tesh=SUPER JEALOUS.

    I would have asked him for advice and tips for everyday living. (Just like I get from his radio show.)

  • Jennifer December 14, 2010, 11:23 am

    BIG Congrats, Caitlin! That is truly amazing and inspiring!! Keep up all of your hard work as it truly pays off for so many!!

  • Kelly December 14, 2010, 11:38 am

    Congrats!

  • Marjohn December 14, 2010, 11:41 am

    Congratulations Caitlin! You are doing amazing things and an inspiration to all. Thank you for your continued support of the Girls on the Run program – you are making a difference!

  • Me-Linh @ Sweet and Sweat December 14, 2010, 11:45 am

    CONNNGGGRRRAAATSSS! Totally knew you would win πŸ™‚

  • Christal Espelage December 14, 2010, 11:49 am

    YAY! Congratulations! I’ve always wondered what he (John Tesh) looks like!

  • Fallon December 14, 2010, 11:51 am

    That is great!!! Congrats!

  • Nancy K @ NancysPerfect10 December 14, 2010, 11:59 am

    YAY!!! How exciting!!! Congratulation πŸ™‚

  • Sarah December 14, 2010, 12:05 pm

    congrats caitlin!! that is so amazing!

  • Linda December 14, 2010, 12:08 pm

    Congratulation! You are an inspiration for me!!! =)

  • Tanya @ Vegan Faith December 14, 2010, 12:10 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin! What an amazing experience! I am so excited for you, Operation Beautiful and GOTR! You are an amazing woman and I look up to all you have accomplished!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 14, 2010, 12:12 pm

    Yayyyy congrats! GOTR is so lucky to have you. πŸ˜€

  • Cindy December 14, 2010, 12:13 pm

    Hip Hip Hooray!!

  • Shari December 14, 2010, 12:19 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

    You have worked so hard for this and have impacted so many lives (as evidenced by the OB notes you found last night!). Enjoy every moment πŸ™‚

  • Erin December 14, 2010, 12:26 pm

    Just catching up on posts and read the exciting news. Congrats, girl! πŸ™‚ How wonderful. I am thinking of getting involved with GOTR in Chicago after the weather gets nicer here . . . !

  • Joanna December 14, 2010, 12:44 pm

    Congrats, Lady! I’m so glad to see you getting the props you deserve for all your work! πŸ™‚

  • Cynthia December 14, 2010, 12:47 pm

    Congrats on your award!

  • Amber K December 14, 2010, 12:48 pm

    That is so awesome. πŸ™‚

    Congratulations to you and especially to GOTR!

  • Denise December 14, 2010, 12:55 pm

    Congratulations to you AND GOTR! This is awesome! SO excited for where you and hubby are headed!

  • gina (fitnessista) December 14, 2010, 1:03 pm

    amazing! so well deserved and way to pay it forward <3
    congrats!!

  • Lesley December 14, 2010, 1:20 pm

    I’m so happy for you, Caitlin! That’s amazing! Glad that everyone’s vote worked!! πŸ™‚

  • Mariana December 14, 2010, 1:26 pm

    Congratulations, you deserve it!

  • Danielle @ InDeesKitchen December 14, 2010, 2:12 pm

    Woohoo! Congrats Caitlin!!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef December 14, 2010, 2:27 pm

    congratulations!!!

  • Hangry Pants December 14, 2010, 3:06 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin and Operation Beautiful! I know how hard you work and you deserve all of the returns!

  • Autumn Tao December 14, 2010, 3:19 pm

    I know I don’t know you, and I don’t want this to sound weird, but I’m so proud of you. That’s an awesome achievement. You rock sister!

    Namaste.

  • Kori December 14, 2010, 4:11 pm

    I’m just so jealous that John Tesh hugged you. Oh and CONGRATS DUH.

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous December 14, 2010, 5:20 pm

    CONGRATS! I love reading about your exciting life πŸ™‚

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life December 14, 2010, 5:24 pm

    Again- congrats!!! And I think it is so funny that you think John Tesh is “hubba hubba” worthy. LOL!

  • Laura December 14, 2010, 6:49 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! Well deserved πŸ™‚

  • Casie December 14, 2010, 7:00 pm

    You are 100% inspiration!

  • theorist December 14, 2010, 7:07 pm

    YAY!!! What great news. Congrats to you and GOTR. I look forward to seeing what you do next…

  • Brittany December 14, 2010, 7:15 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! You never cease to amaze me!

  • Annette December 14, 2010, 7:37 pm

    CONGRATS! I voted for you and I am SO happy for you πŸ™‚ and for GOTR, what a fabulous thing for women everywhere!

  • lisa December 14, 2010, 9:29 pm

    LOUS CHEERS!

    • lisa December 14, 2010, 9:31 pm

      meant to type LOUD CHEERS πŸ˜‰ the danger of tired typing. great to get to know ya’ll. again, CONGRATS!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) December 14, 2010, 10:19 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS CAITLIN!!!!

  • Laurie December 14, 2010, 11:23 pm

    Yes, my friend, it is a beautiful thing. Thank you for all that you do for all of us!

  • Lili* December 15, 2010, 1:01 am

    I’ve been SO busy w/ work and couldnt check your blog earlier. I was SO HAPPY for you, Caitlin, when saw this big check picture! AMAZING WORK YOU HAVE BEEN DOING! You deserve this πŸ™‚

  • Laura December 15, 2010, 1:06 am

    It was really sweet of you (and probably the right thing to do, I suppose) to thank everyone for helping. But don’t overlook the role that YOU played. I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that you have put an enormous amount of time and energy into making Healthy Tipping Point and Operational Beautiful into what it is. And you were only able to get the votes you did because of your success. I wish I had been reading your blog at the time and could have voted for your cause. Thank YOU for using your popularity to help others. Oh…and congratulations!

    • Caitlin December 15, 2010, 10:15 am

      thank you so much laura!

  • Pure2Raw Twins December 15, 2010, 12:25 pm

    I know I am really late on saying this but congrats! You deserve it!! But I am so happy for you and Girls on the Run!! πŸ˜‰

  • Courtney (greeneyedrunner) December 15, 2010, 2:29 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so happy for you & for GOTR! I can’t think of anything better for young girls than to have the power that comes from running!

  • LisaR December 17, 2010, 8:47 pm

    Congrats on winning! That’s so awesome!

    Glad you had fun in Hagerstown…My dear friends office is right above Bulls & Bears restaurant…yummy food!

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