So Close, Yet So Far Away

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I am very disappointed because Obama and Biden are in Orlando today, and I can’t go to the rally!  Doors open at 3 PM and the rally starts at 6 PM.  I considered asking my boss if I could leave work early…. but with these impending deadlines, it’s just not a wise career move! If any locals want details, let me know!


Onto my eats for the day….


For my mid-morning snack, I had a bowl of grapes + a few almonds.  We’re really low on groceries!


And for lunch, I made a chicken + pickle sammie.


My sammie contained:


  • 2 oz. of grilled chicken, chilled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 pickle, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard


The mixture tasted soooo delicious on two slices of toasted WW bread. YUM!


On the side, I intended to have a sliced plum tomato, but it was squishy and tasted funny, so I tossed it.


From above:


And for dessert, I had some homemade trail mix: more almonds, raisins, and peanuts:


Motivational Quote of the Day


"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."


Guess who said THAT little gem?



  • Meg October 20, 2008, 10:29 am

    Your lunch looks delicious! Love the quote!

  • Anonymous October 20, 2008, 10:33 am

    The next president of the US…Barack Obama

  • lauren October 20, 2008, 10:34 am

    Barack Obama! have a good day!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 20, 2008, 10:35 am

    anon and lauren – you WIN!! 🙂

  • sharon October 20, 2008, 10:37 am

    Good luck with your new training plan and your first water run tonight! Breakfast & lunch look soooo yummy- I'm trapped at work right now with NO food 🙁

    Have a wonderful day, Caitlin!

  • sharon October 20, 2008, 10:40 am

    Oh! And thanks for the inspiring Obama quote 🙂

  • seejessrun October 20, 2008, 11:05 am

    Water running: It’s boring, so I suggest you use it as speedwork by doing intervals. Sample: WU, 2 min. hard, 2 min. easy, repeat as much as you want, CD.

    Did your doc distinguish between chrondomalacia and runner’s knee/patellofemoral pain syndrome? Some doctors who are unfamiliar with running injuries often (incorrectly) interchange the two injuries. This might help you:

  • Betsy October 20, 2008, 11:27 am

    i’m jealous…living in the dark navy blue state of new york, we don’t get rallies. i hope you get to go!

  • VeggieGirl October 20, 2008, 11:29 am

    Grapes, almonds, homemade trail mix… SWOON-WORTHY!!! :0)

  • *Andrea* October 20, 2008, 12:30 pm

    omg so obama came to my college’s city last year and i couldn’t go either cause of a huge test ugh 🙁

    Love all the almonds + trail mix. sometimes i’ll have AB in oatmeal for bfast then almonds as a snack the same day lol. they’re so darn good!

  • Meghann October 20, 2008, 1:39 pm

    I know sleeping in meetings is bad!

    I told my supervisor and she just laughed and said I get a slap on the wrist. I figured it was better to tell her then to have her find out from someone else. Luckily she said I didn’t have to go to those meetings anymore. I told her there really was no reason for me to be there and she totally agreed! 🙂

  • HangryPants October 20, 2008, 4:23 pm

    I’m sorry you have to miss that.

    I am interested in your water running experience.

  • teacherwoman October 20, 2008, 4:28 pm

    I so would have wanted to go to the rally as well. Bummer!

  • runjen October 20, 2008, 5:34 pm

    What a great quote!

  • Erica October 20, 2008, 6:16 pm

    All of your meals look soooo delicious and fresh (I feel like this is always my comment to you, but its so true!).

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 20, 2008, 6:45 pm

    erica – thanks 🙂

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