Greetings from JAX!

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I got the car munchies on the way here… first up, a Z-Bar (photo taken at a red light!).  Chocolate Chip flavor is DELISH!


And then, a baggie of almonds after running a wedding-related errand at David’s Bridal (AKA craziest place on Earth).


After a three-and-a-half hour car ride (I also detoured to see Future Husband at his work), I finally arrived safe and sound in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida.


Aaaah it is gorgeous here, and the ocean breeze is so relaxing.  I met up with my dad and we did some sightseeing!



I think a good portion of the race is adjacent to the ocean, so I’m pretty pumped for gorgeous sunrise views during my half marathon!


My dad and I went to an Italian place on the water for dinner.  It wasn’t THAT great of a restaurant (in a touristy area), but it still did the job, nevertheless!  Plus, always awesome to see the paps. 🙂


I had spinach manicotti, which was basically two manicotti drowned in a bucket of cheese.


After I ate the two tubes of pasta and about 75% of the filling, this is what I had left… a giant pile of ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Ewwww!


I also had two rolls…. (I heart carb loading).


And last, but not least, I picked at my dad’s crab cake.  It was fried, so I didn’t want to overdo it and cause a potential tummy ache.  I had two or three bites and decided enough was enough!


After dinner, I drove to my mom’s hotel (she has her dog with her and has to stay at a dog-friendly place).  Of course, the first thing I did was lay out my race clothes.


Pretty awesome bed spread, huh!? You know you love it.


OK – time to relax, hang with mommy, and get my game face ready.  Enjoy your evening!


Thanks so much for all the well-wishes, by the way! It means a lot, and I will definitely think of the blogging community whenever tomorrow gets rough!



  • VeggieGirl October 3, 2008, 5:30 pm

    Keep having fun in Jacksonville!!!!!!

    Best of luck in the race tomorrow!!

  • Meg October 3, 2008, 5:44 pm

    Yummy dinner!

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • teacherwoman October 3, 2008, 5:49 pm

    Good luck tomorrow! 🙂

  • just me October 3, 2008, 6:16 pm

    have fun during your race! you’re going to do great!

  • Simple and Divine October 3, 2008, 6:52 pm

    GO GETTEM CAIT!!! HAVE SO MUCH FUN 🙂 What a rush! And what a brilliant accomplishment, too! XO

  • Jordan October 3, 2008, 8:11 pm

    I live on that riverrrr… I love being around water.

    What was the name of the place you went for dinner?

  • Anonymous October 3, 2008, 8:27 pm

    I hope you have a good race tommorow!! love the old school bed spread!

  • Bridget October 3, 2008, 8:38 pm

    Good Luck tomorrow!! I’m sure you’ll do awesome!

  • Marley October 3, 2008, 8:47 pm

    Good luck tomorrow C! You will do great! You’re awesome!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂

  • Erin of Care to Eat October 3, 2008, 10:53 pm

    Good luck!
    I’m carb loading in your honor. 🙂

  • Leah October 4, 2008, 3:36 am

    Can’t wait to hear how your race went! By now you are probably just at the starting line – ready to go! Good luck!

  • Fitnessista October 4, 2008, 6:01 am

    i want that bed spread…. hahah
    GOOD LUCK!!! we’re all cheering for you!

  • jenngirl October 4, 2008, 9:03 am

    Yay! Good luck!! 🙂

  • trustmyintuition October 4, 2008, 9:09 am

    Good Luck!!!!!! You seem very well prepared 🙂

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 4, 2008, 9:19 am

    thanks everyone!!! your well wishes kept me strong!!

    jordan – i have no idea. but it was bad.

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