Future Husband is taking a VERY important exam today at acupuncture school.  If he passes, he’ll get to personally treat patients at clinical, instead of just assisting other doctors.  It’s a difficult test…. so GOOD LUCK, Future Husband!


I woke up a little early so I could make him a hearty breakfast.  We both need brain fuel for today!


I made pancakes with Hodgson’s Mills InstaBake Mix (love it), and I also had a banana.


I tried something new today — since coffee tastes delish in oatmeal, I figured it would work in pancakes, too!  First, I separated the mix, which I made a little thicker than usual, into two small bowls.  I dumped about 2 tablespoons of brewed hazelnut coffee into one portion, and I cut the remaining batter with some extra milk.


Guess which one was the coffee-infused pancake!  The coffee flavor wasn’t overpowering, but it did add a nice layer of complexity to the pancake.


From above, with coffee + maple syrup for dipping:


Running’s Impact


Continuing on the topic of last night’s video post about low-impact water running, here are some interesting facts about the impact of running on land:


  • A force of up to three times body weight can be exerted on the human foot while running!
  • The force exerted on the ground by a runner’s foot is greatest in midstance, when a considerable amount of pressure is placed on the knee and ankle.
  • One rotation of running is comprised of stance (push off), float (time in the air), swing (bringing the push off leg around), and a second float.  Approximately 30% of the rotation is spent in float mode
  • You don’t float when walking. :)  Yet another reason to RUN!


On a side note, my knees do not hurt AT ALL from water running! My thighs feel like I got a good workout in, and my arms are heavy, like I lifted weights!


Things I Hope Don’t Happen At My Wedding


Future Husband’s best man sent me this YouTube link:

That POOR BRIDE! I couldn’t help but laugh.


Have a wonderful day! See you for lunch!



  • VeggieGirl October 21, 2008, 4:34 am

    Best of luck to FH!!!

    Ooooh, a hearty breakfast indeed – yum!!

    VERY interesting facts about the impact of running on land!!

    Oh my goodness that video is HILARIOUS!!! Haha, I feel bad for laughing 😀


  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina October 21, 2008, 5:17 am


    i just cracked up hysterically in my office. i hope the bride and officiant were good sports. that was so funny.

    you seriously just made my day!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina October 21, 2008, 5:21 am

    ok so i just watched it again and again hahah

  • *Andrea* October 21, 2008, 5:40 am

    ahahahaha funny video!! sorta 😉

    good luck to FH! i bet he’ll pass with flying colors!!

  • amy. October 21, 2008, 5:48 am

    mmm coffee pancakes–what a great combo !! have a great day–very funny video too btw 🙂

  • Leah October 21, 2008, 5:50 am

    Hey Caitlin do you ever eat Kashi bars? I love them!

    Also, any readers that live in the UK know where I can these ZBars? I’ve never tried one!

  • Rose October 21, 2008, 6:00 am

    Good luck to FH! I’m sure he’ll do well.

    I need to watch your videos… I am behind on blog reading 🙂

  • just me October 21, 2008, 6:09 am

    great breakfast! it’s like caffeine infused pancakes.

    and seriously, i fell off my chair laughing at that video..i had to watch it again.

  • Girl on Top October 21, 2008, 6:14 am

    Good luck to Future Husband.

    And I can’t believe he tripped!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 21, 2008, 6:15 am

    Leah – I’ve tried the Kashi chewy, crunchy, and TLC bars. I like them ALL! 🙂 Which do you like the most?

  • Betsy October 21, 2008, 6:19 am

    This video is one of those incidents where it is funny because it didn’t happen to you. I hope they can think back on it years from now and laugh.

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 21, 2008, 6:23 am

    Betsy- YES! I totally agree. It was so horrible I immediately wondered if it had been staged. Once I saw the guests jump up, I knew it wasn’t! I would be DEVASTATED if that happened to me…. but I would’ve posted it on YouTube as well. 😉

    It’s on ABCNEWS.com this AM, too!

  • Betsy October 21, 2008, 6:35 am

    that’s why i run… to FLOAT!!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! October 21, 2008, 6:51 am

    fun video and great breakfast! I bet your sweetheart will do great in the exam after this sweet breakfast made by his sweetheart!

  • Meg October 21, 2008, 6:54 am

    Good luck to your future husband!

    Great pick of coffee flavors for the pancakes!

    Love the video!

  • lauren October 21, 2008, 7:07 am

    nice idea with the coffee in the pancakes! my work wont let me view videos here, so I will have to check it out later!

  • Sara October 21, 2008, 7:08 am

    Ha ha! I’ve seen that clip before on YouTube! Oh my gosh, could you imagine how bad he must of felt. And of coure, the poor bride! I hope nothing like that happens at your wedding. 🙂 Thanks for the morning laugh.

  • tfh October 21, 2008, 7:10 am

    What isn’t improved by a little coffee? Love your creativity!

    Good luck to FH! How sweet of you to send him off with a hearty breakfast.

  • Lee October 21, 2008, 7:23 am

    Hahaha-that’s an awesome clip! Do you think its real?

  • lee October 21, 2008, 7:26 am


    ^Check this one out too, it’s a hilarious wedding TWIST!!!

  • Justine October 21, 2008, 7:33 am

    Oh, that video is horrible, but hilarious! Although I know I would be sooo upset if that happened to me!

    Good luck future husband!

  • eatingbender October 21, 2008, 7:35 am

    Ohhh my gosh I couldn’t help but laugh, too! I hope that the bride wasn’t too traumatized!

    A coffee-infused pancake sounds tasty!

    Good luck, Caitlin’s Future Husband!

  • Lauren @ Team Giles October 21, 2008, 8:15 am

    Good Luck FH!!

    The breakfast looks delish.

    HAHA! My Fiance’ sent me that same video yesterday, I laughed too, think its real or stanged? SO FUNNY either way.

  • sharon October 21, 2008, 8:55 am

    Good luck, Future Husband! I KNOW you’ll do great!

    The pancakes look fabulous! I haven’t had pancakes in a long time- now you’ve really got me craving them! Do they keep the Hodgson Mill InstaBake Mix in the store by all the other pancake mixes? I haven’t seen it on my store shelves yet.

    Thanks for the facts on the impact of running. I woke up this morning with an ache in my right knee cap 🙁 I’m confused why because I’ve actually done less mileage over the last week. I’m nervous though because Saturday is my second attempt at 10 miles. Hope I can do it…

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 21, 2008, 9:06 am

    sharon – the mix is with the organic foods section. you can also order it online. i want to warn you about your knee… TAKE A BREAK from running until it feels normal. i “powered through” and now i’m stuck with a seriously reduced running schedule, and you KNOW i hate it!!!

  • therunningaddict October 21, 2008, 9:21 am

    Your pancakes look d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s!

    Good luck to future husband on his test!

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