A Thoughtful Gift

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I had something weird happen last night.  At 3 AM. I was woken up by my cramping tummy and night sweats. Ugh! I wasn’t sure if I was sick or reaaaaaaaally hungry.  I stumbled into the kitchen and slammed a glass of skim milk.


I woke up at 6:30 still feeling yucky.  It’s hard to pinpoint if I’m actually sick — let’s hope not!


I had a larger breakfast than normal, just it case the cause of my yuckiness was hunger:


My oatmeal contained:


  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Toppings: granola


This is the kind of granola I buy — Back to Nature Classic Granola.  Not only is it the cheapest kind at my grocery store, but it’s also quite yummy.


I love adding granola to oatmeal because the contrast of warm with crunchy is always DIVINE!

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I feel a lot better after eating!


The Perfect RSVP Card


I had to share this with you all because it was SUCH a perfect gift.  My boss (whom I love and really respect) sent me her RSVP card attached to a package.  When I opened the package, I discovered she had matted and framed our invitation!


How thoughtful is that?! I’m going to do this the next time I receive a wedding invitation for sure!


Fun Fact of the Day


Runners in a study who drank a beverage with water and about 74 grams of powdered glucose (sugar) ran 10 minutes longer and one mile further than runners who sipped a placebo beverage.  Glucose provides extra fuel for muscles and sucking it down 15 minutes before your run is key, because the insulin-glucose interaction peaks after 30 to 45 minutes.  Your favorite energy gel will work, too!



  • VeggieGirl October 16, 2008, 4:41 am

    Eeeek, so sorry about your night!! Hope you’re feeling 100% better now.

    Mmm, granola oats!!

    Wow, your boss is INCREDIBLY thoughtful – such a lovely gift!!

    Great information about the benefits of glucose!!


  • Sara October 16, 2008, 4:50 am

    I hope you’re feeling better now!

    That’s such a cute gift from your boss!! When I got married last year, a cousin of mine matted and framed our inviation in a large frame with a space for one of our wedding pictures too! It was one of the best gifts we got and of course, it’s on our wall in the living room next to our engagement picture.

  • Meghann October 16, 2008, 5:09 am

    I hope you feel better! We have a BIG weekend ahead 🙂

    I am dropping your RSVP card in the mail right now. I just wrote accepted on it. Is that all I was suspose to do?? Either way you know I’m coming!

  • runningwithfood.com October 16, 2008, 5:21 am

    It’s the worst to wake up in the middle of the night!! Hopefully everything is A-OK now!

    The framed invitation is such a nice gesture!!

    Enjoy your morning!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina October 16, 2008, 5:40 am

    that is so sweet of your boss. we just got our save the dates and i was thinking about where i was going to keep my copy!

  • Tina October 16, 2008, 5:43 am

    That’s such cute idea for a gift! 🙂

  • just me October 16, 2008, 6:00 am

    i hope you’re not getting sick! feel better!

    and that is such a cute idea! i’m def going to have to do that for my friends!

  • Bridget October 16, 2008, 6:01 am

    What a great gift idea!! I’m so going to do that for someone!!

    Hope you feel better!! Guess I’m not the only one who got woken up by my tummy this week :\

  • Marlow October 16, 2008, 6:13 am

    Your invitation is beautiful!

  • Katie October 16, 2008, 6:23 am

    Awww! It’s BEAUTIFUL! A friend of ours matted and framed our invite and it was one of my FAVORITE gifts. 🙂

  • Jordan October 16, 2008, 6:36 am

    That's really interesting to know, actually, because I always thought that water was the best thing to drink for exercise.

    Also, that was a very sweet & thoughtful gift =]

  • eatingbender October 16, 2008, 6:39 am

    Uh oh! I hope you’re not getting sick :o(

    That is an incredibly thoughtful gift from your boss!! I will definitely be keeping that one in mind in a couple years when everyone I know will probably start getting married!

    Thanks for the info on the water/glucose combination – have a great day!

  • shawna October 16, 2008, 7:11 am

    Great gift!

    Sorry about the swirly tummy and sweats. I had them recently too. Read my blog for the culprit!

  • Meg October 16, 2008, 7:19 am

    What a wonderful and thoughtful gift!

    I hope you aren’t getting sick!

    Great info!

  • AlliJag October 16, 2008, 8:41 am

    So sweet! Someone did that for us, except it was their actually wedding gift – it was a wonderful surprise to open the day after everything was done! 🙂

  • BOBBI McCORMICK October 16, 2008, 9:02 am

    that is soooooo sweet of your boss:) Hope you feel better!

  • HangryPants October 16, 2008, 9:23 am

    I hope you’re feeling better! That would be crazy if your hunger wok you up though!

    That is the sweetest present. 🙂

  • MizFit October 16, 2008, 9:38 am

    Id never have thought of that.

    here’s hoping you feel better now.

    take it easy on yourself!

  • Erin of Care to Eat October 16, 2008, 9:42 am

    How sweet is your boss?!
    I’ve been dehydrated before and had those same symptoms. Odd, considering I chug water. I hope you feel better!

  • sharon October 16, 2008, 10:18 am

    Hope you are feeling much better this afternoon!

    I bought your granola yesterday and can't wait to try it. I think I will have some on yogurt for my afternoon snack.

    That was such a thoughtful gesture your boss did for you 🙂

    Btw, glad to hear your speed work went very well last night! I am so bummed because I didn't get to run last night. It was in the plans, but I had to do a "quick" grocery shop after work (we were out of EVERYTHING!!!). It turned out to take me an hour and a half and it was late, cold & rainy when I got home. I felt soooo mad at myself for chickening out!!!! I am planning a run this evening-hopefully it will happen. I don't want to run tomorrow because it is a scheduled rest day in preparation for my 10 miler on Saturday- I just don't want to overdo it!!

    Have a great day, Caitlin!

  • vegannurse October 16, 2008, 10:38 am

    Ugh, sorry about that yucky feeling.. hopefully it isn’t too serious!

    Today’s oats looks very delicious.. I’m craving some now!

    That’s such a nice gift from your boss! How cool is that, huh?

    PS: Would you mind if I added you to my blogroll?

    Have a great Thurs!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 16, 2008, 10:39 am

    sharon – i was pretty sore after speedwork, so be careful! don’t feel so bad about missing a run… i really beat myself up when i miss a training day. i’m trying to “train” myself to be more flexible!

    let me know how your 10 miler goes! WOWZA!!

  • sharon October 16, 2008, 11:45 am

    Thanks for the comment you left me on your last post- it did make me feel better. I, like you, also beat myself up about missing a workout. I have got to stop making myself so miserable!

    I will definitely let you know how my 10 miler goes on Saturday- it holds me accountable. Thanks for being there- you’re the best 🙂

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