Trick or Treat!

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Happy Halloween!


I love trick or treaters!  I remember what it was like to be young and trick or treating with my mom, so I just love being able to be on the "other side" of the door.  I even turned down TWO grown-up Halloween party invitations to stay home…. I’ve got my bowl of candy just waiting for eager hands:


The key with trick or treaters is that you can’t put all your candy in 1 bowl and let them have a go at it…. otherwise the kids always take 10 pieces each.  So I use a tiny bowl and refill throughout the night. 🙂


So far, I’ve seen Hannah Montana, a Brat Doll, and a penguin.  I need some SCURRY costumes!


Fun Run


I had the most glorious fun run with Meghann this afternoon.  Whenever we go running together, we end up gossiping the entire time, so we run very slowly…. but that’s OK with me because she’s so great to hang with. 🙂


Before I left, I had a mini Luna bar (and my supplements).


And I had a WW pita with PB.


Meghann and I met up around 4 PM at the Cady Way Trail.  It’s a pretty decent path.  My only compliant about running trails in Orlando is that they are ALL concrete paths.  It would be nice to see a few decomposed granite or packed dirt paths (that’s the urban planner in me coming out!).


We did 7.0 miles and walked an additional 0.25 mile as a cool down.  I don’t know if it was the talking-while-running or what, but my heart rate was through the roof and I blasted WAY more calories than usual.


Here are my statistics:


  • Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes (7.0 miles)
  • Average Heart Rate: 175 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 192 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 745


After our run, we stopped at the mall to pick up new pants for Meghann.  None of her clothes really fit her anymore since she lost weight!  She looks FAB and deserves to dress up in things that show off all her hard work, in my opinion!   I was too sweaty to try clothes on, which was good because I am too broke to be purchasing anything!


By the time I got home, I was staaaaarving and wanted to make something quick and easy.  All the way home I kept thinking, "I want something that sticks to my ribs!"


I made 1/2 a box of Annie’s Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese (love that stuff…. and the ingredient list is SO short and natural!).  Last time, I used 1/4 cup plain yogurt and 1/4 cup milk for the whole box, but this time I just used milk.


The cheese ended up being really runny and it seeped onto my broc… which worked out PERFECTLY as I suddenly had cheesy broc! 🙂


I also had about 2/3 a breast of rotisserie chicken, which was juuuust about too much meat for me.  I gave a few big chunks to the puppies.




When I was at the grocery store, I found THIS:


Yes! Sam Adam’s Winter Lager is now available.  Now, I love me some pumpkin beer, but I think this may be my #1.  Well, Budweiser’s micro-brew winter beer might also be one of my favorites (even though I can’t remember the name right now!).


So, my plans for this Halloween include handing out candy and drinking 1 or 2 beers. :)  I will probably have to eat something else again soon…. maybe cereal…. due to the INSANE calorie deficit I create on my run!





  • Erica October 31, 2008, 5:10 pm

    Sam Adams winter larger is my favorite! I must go buy some!! I am so bad – I always give each kid like 10 pieces! Have a fun night 🙂

  • Laura October 31, 2008, 5:12 pm

    I’m glad to hear you like that beer! There was a huge case of autumn beers at my grocery store and it’s gone now! It’s now full of various winter brews. I was disappointed not to have my pumpkin beer, but I’ll give this new one a shot. 🙂

  • VeggieGirl October 31, 2008, 5:13 pm

    Haha, gotta love “stick to your ribs” meals!! So comforting.


  • magpie October 31, 2008, 5:21 pm

    What an awesome run! Have a great night 🙂

  • Meghann October 31, 2008, 5:27 pm

    I love our runs together! Have fun passing out candy tonight! Call me if you want to see HSM3!

  • Meg October 31, 2008, 5:34 pm

    Sounds like your run was awesome! I love handing out candy, but nobody came this year! Happy Halloween!

  • Sharney October 31, 2008, 6:27 pm

    Yayyyyy for the 7 mile run! You rock!
    We managed to get rid of all the halloween candy tonight- in fact, we ran out! Can you believe it?! I bought 7 bags and thought we would have tons of leftovers which I was dreading. Thankfully it's all gone now! Gonna try to do my 12 miles tomorrow or 7 if I'm feeling bad 🙁

    Have a great night & happy halloween! Love your jack-o-lantern 🙂

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 31, 2008, 8:08 pm

    I love Milky Ways!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK October 31, 2008, 9:32 pm

    good job on the run C!

  • Lisa November 1, 2008, 4:21 am

    hi caitlin!

    i do not have a food blog (my passion is fashion)


    but i stumbled across your blog and i just wanted to tell you how amazing you truly are.

    you not only set a beautiful example for eating healthy + exercising when & if you feel like it.

    every word that you write is coated with care + passion and i truly feel like this your gift.

    you have such a genuine heart.

    have a beautiful weekend + keep on shining like the star you are.


  • HangryPants November 1, 2008, 5:26 am

    I hope you go see HSM3 with Meghann. 🙂

    I think I would pick passing out candy over going out, too!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 1, 2008, 5:44 am

    comforting meal is necessary after 7 miles of run!!!!!! I’d eat twice much if I could run for 7 miles.

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) November 1, 2008, 5:45 am

    We love the Summer Ale so towards the end of August we started stocking up on cases of it. LOL Sadly though we just opened our last case. Booo

    The thing I love about fall is the stick-to-your-ribs meals! So fun to make and eat. 🙂

  • wholefoodswholeme November 1, 2008, 7:36 am

    i think i would be too out of breath if i tried talking at the same time as running… !!!

  • Justine November 1, 2008, 7:41 am

    Yay for the 7 mile run! Glad your knees aren’t bothering you any more!
    Unfortunately I didn’t get to hand out candy last night 🙁 I was on a flight home for the weekend…and unfortunately the flight attendants were dressed as…flight attendants. I was hoping they’d be dressed up!

  • Lisa November 1, 2008, 7:44 am


    thanks for your sweetness.

    oh my i don't think i am photogenic at all!!! if i smile to long my smile goes crooked.

    your pictures will be fabulous. you are stunning both inside & out so you will have no problem.
    you will be glowing on your special day!

    he he. yes the BF is doing the swim, a german intern is doing the bike, and i am doing the run (5k). That is how i found you…;)

    I was a dancer my whole life and although i don't dance anymore i still love to walk, hike, pilates, spin once a week, some elliptical! So I don't think i am too unfit & will definitely rely on the excitement of the day to push me through:)

    have a beautiful weekend.


    thanks again for being so awesome!

  • Tim Rosanelli November 1, 2008, 8:13 am

    Samual Adams winter lager is one of my favorites!

    Happy halloween!

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