Good morning!!!!  Let’s get breakfast out of the way really quickly so we can move onto the FUN stuff…. Athleta Contest Details!


This morning I had French toast and a banana.  I used two whole eggs because I was feeling eggy. 🙂


Of course, French toast require maple syrup.  And I drank a big cup of Monday-fighting coffee.  MMMM!




Athleta has given me a $200 gift certificate to give to one VERY lucky See Bride Run reader! The winner can choose ANYTHING she wants from Athleta‘s extensive online store of hip, feminine workout gear.  Athleta has also kindly offered to cover all taxes and shipping fees, but the winner must be in the continental US or Canada.


Since Athleta has so many high-quality, stylish, and functional workout clothes, I figured the winner of the $200 prize should exhibit a funny, serious,or heartfelt need for cute exercise gear.


After all, no one should have to exercise in a LAME WORKOUT OUTFIT! 🙂


  • Have you just started to exercise and still work out in your normal underwire bra? 
  • Are you running in gym shorts from 1986?
  • Have you lost tons of weight and no longer fit into your gym clothes? 
  • Is your idea of "cold weather running clothes" your old wool peacoat and a cotton beanie?


To enter the LAMEST WORKOUT OUTFIT CONTEST, send me an e-mail at with the following information:


  • Name
  • Location
  • Age
  • E-Mail Address
  • Blog Address (if you have one)
  • A Photograph of Your Lamest Workout Outfit
  • Reason Why You Have the Lamest Workout Outfit and Deserve the $200 Athleta Prize


Our impartial judge will be Future Husband.  He will review all the entries next Sunday (November 2), and the winner will be announced on November 3.


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For an example of what I’m looking for, here’s my LAMEST WORKOUT OUTFIT Story:


This is a photograph of me after my first 10K run.  With the motivation of my best friend, I decided to trade my old lifestyle of sitting on the couch, inhaling $5 pizzas, and drinking crappy beer every night for a more active, healthy outlook.


One month after I first started to run, I decided to challenge myself by signing up for a 10K.  I followed a training schedule for 8 weeks, and I woke up on race day extremely excited and nervous.  I peeked out my window and realized THAT IT WAS SNOWING! I was DEVASTATED!  I considered staying home, but I had told everyone I knew about the race.  After scanning my closet, I pulled together the best "cold weather running outfit" I could.


I ran my first 6.2 miles in long underwear, hot pink track shorts, a cotton sports bra, a cotton long-sleeved t-shirt, and a North Face fleece jacket.  At the last moment, I threw cotton gloves and a cotton hat into my pocket.  By the time I got to the race, it had stopped snowing, but it was still about 36 degrees outside and windy! 


Unfortunately for me, I didn’t realize that cotton isn’t exactly a sweat-wicking material.  I finished my first 10K wet, cold, and shivering.  Plus, I looked like an insane woman, running to the finish line in long johns!  But it was still a GREAT experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything! 


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Remember, the winner gets $200 in Athleta swag of her choice.  The deadline to enter is next Sunday at 8 PM EST, and the winner will be announced next Monday.  By sending me an entry, you agree that I can post your story and picture!


GOOD LUCK! Can’t WAIT to see your entries!



  • VeggieGirl October 27, 2008, 4:35 am

    OOOH!!! Fun contest, indeed!!! 😀

    Happy Monday, Caitlin!!!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! October 27, 2008, 4:51 am

    good breakfast! and can’t wait to see the winner of the contest!
    have a nice day!

  • amy. October 27, 2008, 5:16 am

    sounds like the entries are going to be very comical haha. i love it! have an awesome morning 🙂

  • Meg October 27, 2008, 6:01 am

    Yummy breakfast and fabulous contest!

  • Zesty Cook October 27, 2008, 6:02 am

    Well well well… very cool contest…. I must say I cannot wait to see the entries… I wonder if any guys will enter… if so let me know I dont want to be the first 🙂


  • Rose October 27, 2008, 6:02 am

    Great contest idea – I’ll have to rummage through the drawers filled with 15-year-old t-shirts (yowza!)

  • just me October 27, 2008, 6:06 am

    what a great contest idea. i need to pick out my lamest outfit…! what a fun contest!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 27, 2008, 6:08 am

    zesty – well i’d love to see your entry for fun, but athleta is an all-woman clothing brand, so you can’t win! but you can still play 🙂

  • Charlie Hills October 27, 2008, 6:17 am

    Well, I suppose I could wear women’s workout gear. Hmmm….

  • Justine October 27, 2008, 6:21 am

    Boy do I need some new workout gear. I’ll definitely pull some stuff together and send you pix of my lame workout clothes 😉 Hopefully they’re lame enough that I can get some free new workout clothes!
    Love that first 10k story! I have no cold weather gear (I need to fix that soon…although I may have a little time since I’m in Houston) so I woulda been in the same boat!
    Happy Monday!

  • Erica October 27, 2008, 6:22 am

    haha such a cute idea!

  • Lee October 27, 2008, 6:31 am

    Hey, what kind of recipe do you use for french toast? Looks goooodd.

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 27, 2008, 6:38 am

    lee – i dont get fancy. i just dip the bread into beaten whole eggs or egg whites. 🙂

  • Betsy October 27, 2008, 6:39 am

    oooo-i can’t wait to get my super lame outfit together.

  • B_Hlthy October 27, 2008, 6:53 am

    Oh my gosh- SUPER fun contest!
    I totally have lame workout outfits and just thought last night “i have nothing to wear for my first half marathon ever!?! oh no”

    Yum I love french toast

  • Gina October 27, 2008, 7:29 am

    what a fun contest!
    that outfit is super hot 😉
    i’ve gotta think of something good for this one….
    have a great day!

  • eatingbender October 27, 2008, 7:39 am

    Mm…I want some French toast!!

    GREAT contest, Caitlin :o) I’m gonna see what I can come up with because I certainly have some doozies in that closet of mine!

    Loved your workout story – and here’s one way I can relate to you off the bat: pretty much EVERYTHING I work out in is cotton so I’m always left with 1) a disgustingly sweaty, see through T-shirt and 2) FREEZING cold! That’s a lil’ preview, I guess :o)

  • BOBBI McCORMICK October 27, 2008, 8:37 am

    ooo how fun can’t wait to enter!

  • tfh October 27, 2008, 9:01 am

    Awww, that is such an adorable lame outfit photo! I’m not sure I can top it. 🙂

  • Lauren October 27, 2008, 10:21 am

    FUN FUN FUN CONTEST! Yeaaa! I’m excited, I gotta to dig out my lame workout-fit

    Yummy breakfast!

  • biz319 October 27, 2008, 12:05 pm

    What a fun idea. Um, did I see you say something about shorts from 1986? I still wear my field hockey rugby shirt from 1986!

  • blueberryhil October 27, 2008, 5:23 pm

    Oh, great contest. I knew that I should have kept that ratty tie-die workout shirt I’ve been using since sixth grade!

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