Another Day, More Planning

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Today is looking like it will be another fun and exciting wedding-centric day.  We have the "working" bridal shower at 11, and I’m looking forward to seeing a few of my friends and family.

 

I made a big batch of French Toast for myself, my mom, and Future Husband.

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We were low on eggs, so I couldn’t make egg white French Toast.  Egg whites seem to produce more "crunchy" French Toast — it’s worth the indulgence.  These were still yummy. šŸ™‚

 

With a sliced banana.

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And a drizzle of maple syrup on the side.  It was a great breakfast! DSCN0004

Fun Running Facts

 

In honor of tomorrow’s 10K, here are some fun running facts:

 

  • The fastest marathoner is Haile Gerbrsealassie (from Ethiopia).  His fastest time was 2 hours, three minutes, and 59 seconds. That’s about a 4:45-minute mile…. for 26.2 miles!
  • The fastest female marathoner is Paula Radcliffe.  Her fastest time was 2 hours, 15 minutes, and 25 seconds.  She also holds the Number 2, Number 3, and Number 5 fastest times.
  • The 15 fastest male marathoners are all from Africa, except #10 and #15, who are both from the United States.
  • Kenyans are notoriously fast long-distance runners.  The Kalenjin tribe (which equals only 12% of the country’s population) comprises about 3/4 of the country’s elite runners.  Young boys and girls from the Kalenjin tribe dream of becoming a track star the way American children dream of playing in the World Series.
  • The current marathon distance was set for the 1908 London Olympics so that the course could start at Windsor Castle and end in front of the Royal Box.
  • Abebe Bikila (from Ethiopia) set a new marathon world record at the 1960 Olympics…. he ran the race barefoot!

 

Have a great day! šŸ™‚

{ 21 comments }

 

  • VeggieGirl November 8, 2008, 7:03 am

    OOOOH, look at that French toast plate – heavenly.

    VERY interesting running facts – I could never imagine running a race barefoot!! Eek!!

    ENjoy your fun & exciting wedding-centric day!! šŸ˜€

  • amy. November 8, 2008, 7:14 am

    interesting facts about running! love the french toast too. good luck with your 10k and wedding fun this weekend !

  • jenngirl November 8, 2008, 7:17 am

    Have a wonderful day!! Glad you are getting some quality time with fam šŸ™‚

    Breakfast looks like an awesome way to start the weekend! šŸ™‚

  • Tammy November 8, 2008, 7:24 am

    Good luck and have fun with your 10k! I love your blog and have it in my RSS feed. šŸ™‚ It’s really fun to read about your wedding planning because I just got married this past May. I just started a blog that tells the story of how we planned our wedding, and it’s full of fun ideas and stories. Please check it out if you’d like at http://aweddingstory.wordpress.com. If I can at all inspire you like you’ve inspired me, that would be so neat!

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) November 8, 2008, 7:29 am

    wait i am confused…did you use egg whites today? or whole eggs? they look so good either way! i used to follow a diet recipe found at a lightcooking website, calling for 1 tbsp nonfatmilk, splenda, 1 egg white, salt, vanilla extract, yuck. i want something authentic! what is the recipe you used?!

  • ashley (sweet and natural) November 8, 2008, 7:33 am

    I saw Paula Radcliffe run (and win) Marathon here in NYC last weekend. She’s incredible – when she passed the finish line, she looked like she had just finished a nice little jog. Everyone else looked like they had run 26.2 miles…obviously.

  • strongandhealthy November 8, 2008, 7:47 am

    Love the running facts! Have a fun day!

  • sarah November 8, 2008, 8:11 am

    have a great race! love the running facts šŸ™‚

  • magpie November 8, 2008, 8:22 am

    That French toast looks great!!

    Those are crazy running facts. 4 minutes and 45 seconds?!?!?!

  • just me November 8, 2008, 8:26 am

    yay for french toast and wedding fun today!!!

    have a great time!

  • Mica November 8, 2008, 8:28 am

    Hey, I just stumbled upon your blog! The French toast looks so yummy, and I loved the running facts!!

  • Oh She Glows November 8, 2008, 8:32 am

    Oh your breakfast looks delicious! I love how you always take your pictures in natural light- they are beautiful.

    Thanks for the running tips šŸ™‚ Have fun at your working bridal shower!

  • Fitnessista November 8, 2008, 8:43 am

    i thought about you while i was running this morning šŸ˜€
    have fun at the working shower!! i'm going to a bridal shower today too šŸ™‚
    happy saturday <3

  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 8, 2008, 9:11 am

    I love getting down to the details, I know it can be stressful Cat but just breath in and breath out! P.S. I love your hair šŸ™‚

  • Sharney November 8, 2008, 9:43 am

    Hi Cailtin,

    Have a wonderfully fun bridal shower! How exciting that the BIG day is almost here! Have so much fun!

    Thanks for the marathon running facts- so very interesting. I can’t believe how there are people out there who can finish a marathon in just over 2 hours. Simply amazing!

    Your french toast looks so delicious. I have yet to try your egg white version, but I will definitely be doing so soon!
    Have a great day šŸ™‚

  • wholefoodswholeme November 8, 2008, 9:43 am

    french toast yumminess! thank you for the interesting running facts – i actuall picked up a new book today, by haruki murakami (LOVE him, i read him in english even though he’s japanese haha) called “what i talk about when i talk about running.” might be something you would enjoy? he’s a marathon runner as well as being a phenomenal novelist.

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 8, 2008, 10:05 am

    I like crunch french toast! I’ll definitely try this egg white version.
    Have a wonderful day!

  • loveofoats.com November 8, 2008, 12:55 pm

    best of luck w/ the 10k race coming up!!! have a great day today šŸ™‚

  • Marissa November 8, 2008, 1:54 pm

    Good luck on your working bridal shower. I am sure you will get a lot done!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 8, 2008, 3:09 pm

    tammy – thanks! i’ll check out your blog soon!

    lee – sorry if that was confusing. i used regular eggs (whole) and plain. šŸ™‚

    ashely – that’s AWESOME!

    whole – ive heard about that book and i really want to read it! let me know how it goes.

    sharon – those marathon times are amazing huh!

  • Mom November 10, 2008, 3:49 pm

    WOW!! Did I have fun at your Working Tea Party on Saturday followed by our hat shopping. You’re the best daughter ever and so much fun. You and Meghann were so cute in your toilet paper wedding dresses….even the guys on the fire truck noticed you while we were on the lawn saving the moment in pictures. Thanks for the memories. love, Mom

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