It’s so strange how today is Tuesday—doesn’t it feel like Monday? Yay!

I had a great workout today. I decided I was going to run 5.0 miles as fast as I could. But once I got outside, I was immediately struck with how HOT and HUMID it was, and I felt like I’d never be able to do some real speed work. I was getting so grumpy when it suddenly started to RAIN around mile 2.0! It cooled everything down, and I kicked it into high gear.

Here are my statistics:

Duration:46 minutes, 6 second (5.0 miles)
Average Heart Rate: 169 bpm
Maximum Heart Rate: 196 bpm
Calories Burned: 421 (woot woot!)

Dinner – Chicken Wonton Baskets

I found a pack of wonton skins in the ‘vegetarian’ section of the produce area. They seemed perfect to smush into muffin tins and bake into little crunchy, baskets. I ate these suckers for dinner, but they would be amazing for a party!


  • 12 wonton skins
  • cooking spray
  • Pepper
  • Grilled chicken, cut into tiny strips and seasoned with “spanish-y” spices
  • Broiled green peppers, red peppers, and onions, chopped into tiny pieces.
  • Plain nonfat yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
  • Smush wonton skins into bottom of each tin, layering sides up.
  • Bake at 425 for 10 minutes or wonton skins are crispy.
  • Fill insides with chicken and veggie mix.
  • Serve plain nonfat yogurt on the side.
  • Enjoy!

On the side, I had some steamed broc.

And here’s the rest of the meals! First up, my pre-run snack…

A handful of grapes + pecans as I headed out the door (I was starving!!). A few hours before, I had a banana with 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1/2 tablespoon of Archer Farms Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread. SO DELICIOUS!

Around 1:30, I had a Mojo Peanut Butter Pretzel Bar. This bar was the perfect combination of sweet + salty. My only complaint was that it was too crumbly and went all over my desk!

For lunch, I had a baked sweet potato and 1/2 cup of black beans. If you haven’t tried this combination yet, you should!

I also had a serious veggie salad on the side… cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, green peas, spinach, and pine nuts.

A few hours before, I had a plum + a watermelon as a mid-morning snack. I think fruit is the best mid-morning snack… that sugar wakes me up!

Oh! I thought of a fun non-alcoholic drink today. In the spirit of No Booze Month, I made a watermelon-water. I smashed up a small slice of watermelon at the bottom, added a few drops of Stevia, and filled the glass with ice-cold water. This hit the spot!

Well, I’m off to watch some 90210!! 🙂 YAY!

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  • Kate February 27, 2013, 2:59 pm

    Hi Caitlin,
    I am a new reader, and I am working on reading your posts from the beginning. I heard about your blog from a friend, and I have recommended it to some others as well. I love the recipes and running tips. Last year I lost 35 lbs. buy running and eating healthier. I’ve kept it off for almost a year, and your blog posts here are helping me to stay motivated to keep up with the healthier lifestyle. I also recently checked out your Operation Beautiful book from the library, and I love it! I work in a library and love reading, so I am always looking for new inspiring and/or entertaining books. Keep up the good work! Oh, and your son is adorable, btw 😉

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