Magically Recovered!

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I’m all better now! I think I was just extremely stressed out and tired, and my body rebelled. I’ve always been the type of person who really internalizes stress, but I’m trying to learn to deal with it in a more healthy and productive way (like yoga).


So, after 9 glorious hours of sleep, I feel much better.  I’m sure all your good wishes were helping me recover as I slept. THANKS!


I wanted to tell everyone about Bobbi’s fun new contest called Pile on the Miles.  A group of bloggers/readers are keeping track of their miles from November 8 to November 30, and whoever has "piled on the most miles" wins a surprise basket from Bobbi herself. It seems like a fun way to stay EXTRA motivated during the holidays, so head over to Bobbi’s and sign up! 


Breaking from oatmeal, I made egg white French toast.  So crunchy, so delicious!


On the side, I had some maple syrup for dipping and a sliced banana.


A cup of joe, sweetened with vanilla Stevia (which will be available for purchase on our holistic supplement website…. coming tomorrow or Friday!).


It was a highly satisfying breakfast and just what the doctor ordered after a very lame dinner. 🙂


 Plans, Plans


I cannot WAIT for the work week to be over, because we have some RIDICULOUSLY exciting plans for the weekend!  Future Husband and I are house-sitting his parents’ house… err… mansion.  Woo hoo!


We’ll be 5 minutes from the beach and have access to a private pool and jacuzzi.  Their community has the world’s most awesome running trails (along the intracoastal and through mangrove preserves!) AND we’ll be 20 minutes from St. Augustine, my favorite town in the whole world and the site of our engagement!  We both asked for Friday off, so we get to spend three days in uninterrupted PARADISE with NO WORK, NO CHORES, and NO WEDDING PLANNING.


I would probably be going nuts in anticipation, but I’ve got two fun girl dates planned!  Tonight, I’m meeting Lindsey from Life According to Mrs. LC at Whole Food for a dinner date and shopping.  Tomorrow, I’m meeting my one-and-only Meghann at a hair salon.  The salon is throwing a "girls’ night out" party with FREE up-dos, drinks, and food, so I’m basically getting another wedding hair trial run!


Writing this blog has been great because I’ve gone on so many blind "girl dates" since I started!  Meghann and I love to tell people we met on the Internet!  :)  Technology is so amazing.


What’s your favorite thing to do on a "friend date"? I love to meet up with a friend and go for a run! 



  • Erica November 12, 2008, 5:42 am

    So glad you’re feeling better! Breakfast looks yummy! You have to (obviously) post the link to your new site! I cannot wait to look at all the products. What a FUN weekend!

  • VeggieGirl November 12, 2008, 5:47 am

    Hooray for feeling a lot better, a French toast breakfast, and a SUPER EXCITING weekend!!!

    Favorite “friend date” activity = shopping! 🙂

  • I am Angie Pooh November 12, 2008, 6:05 am

    Hi Caitlin. I haven’t gotten the book yet, but I’m going to get it either tomorrow or Friday! 🙂 Hope you have lots of fun this weekend as well as on your girlfriend dates! It sounds like so much fun. I love getting up-dos. The last time I got one was when I was going to dances in high school. That brings back memories.

    My favorite friend date is going out to watch movies at the theater!

  • runningwithfood November 12, 2008, 6:14 am

    So glad you are feeling better this AM! Sounds like you’ve got some F-U-N coming up!!! 🙂

    I just love to get together with my girls, so anything we do is enjoyable!

  • runningwithfood November 12, 2008, 6:15 am

    By the way, I posted my random fact – check it out!! 🙂

  • ashley (sweet and natural) November 12, 2008, 6:23 am

    So glad to hear you’re feeling better! Stomach problems are the worst. :-/

    On a happier note, your weekend sounds amazing! I love relaxing getaways. And three days off work!

  • jenngirl November 12, 2008, 6:24 am

    Glad you’re feeling better!! I’m jealous, that house-sitting sounds so funn!!

    I have one friend who I ALWAYS go to Old Navy and Target with when we are together…it’s like our own special ritual haha

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina November 12, 2008, 6:41 am

    yay for feeling better!

    my favorite thing to do on friend dates is cook dinner or have dinner cooked for me!

  • girlrunningaround November 12, 2008, 6:45 am

    I’m glad you’re feeling better! And I’m so jealous of your weekend plans. They’re calling for snow and freezing rain here all weekend. 🙁

    My favorite girl dates: shopping and dinner! I had the most fun with my girlies while I was wedding planning. My bridesmaids were awesome about helping me out, so we got to spend tons of time together.

  • Meg November 12, 2008, 6:53 am

    Glad you are feeling better! What a fun weekend coming up! I love to just meet up with my friends for coffee and chat for hours.

  • lauren November 12, 2008, 6:57 am

    glad you are feeling better – sounds like a great weekend planned! My favorite female friend date is going out to dinner and seeing a chick flick!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 12, 2008, 7:00 am

    fabulous breakfast!!!

    and glad that you feel much better, the 9 hours of sleep is magic!

    Don’t feel strange meeting people from internet, actually I met my bf or future husband through internet as well ^_^
    have a great day!

    oh….. friend activity: shopping, movie, good eats… beauty salon, etc…. as long as is with a good friend, anything could be fun!

  • Mrs. LC November 12, 2008, 7:02 am

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better! I saw your post from last night earlier this morning and I was going to email you and tell you no pressure about tonight if you weren’t feeling well. But I’m SO glad you’re feeling better and we’re still on! YAY!

    And your upcoming weekend sounds amazing!! You should let me know next time they need a house-sitter. 😉

  • just me November 12, 2008, 7:05 am

    glad you’re feeling better!!! bfast looks wonderful!!!

    have a fun day!!

  • magpie November 12, 2008, 7:09 am

    I’m really excited for your site 🙂

    Favorite “friend date” = shopping or walking doggies.

  • Meghann November 12, 2008, 7:13 am

    I like it when we tell people were were ‘Online Friendship Dating’ 🙂

    I love your running friend dates!!! I always look forward to them adn running with friends makes the time fly by!

  • Bridget November 12, 2008, 7:19 am

    Glad you’re feeling better! My favorite friend date is going for a long walk somewhere fun followed by lunch, coffee, dinner, whatever 🙂

  • amanda November 12, 2008, 7:41 am

    Yay for girlfriends!!

    I work in Philly but live in the suburbs just outside of the city. Once a week I will stay with one of my best girlfriends in the city – we go for a run, get all pretty and go out for dinner/a drink. We then tuck in with some episodes of Friends and have a sleepover! I LOVE having those plans mid-week and spending time with my girl!!!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 12, 2008, 7:46 am

    Cat thanks so much for the shot out! I know that this contest will help motivate a lot of people through the holidays, my goal is to maintain my weight:) I love the enagaement story I am a new reader so this is the first time I have seen it, you should put a link on the sidebar, it’s too cute!!!! I am super jelouse of the house sitting too!!! I have yet to have a girls blind date, but whenever I am in Florida I am calling up you ladies:) Have a great HUMP DAY!
    P.S. thanks for the sweet thoughts about my family

  • Rose November 12, 2008, 8:10 am

    What a nice weekend in store! so jealous…

  • Oh She Glows November 12, 2008, 8:23 am

    Your weekend sounds FABULOUS!!! I can’t wait to see pics! 😀

    Glad you are feeling back to normal….9 hours of sleep is amazing!

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) November 12, 2008, 8:30 am

    so happy u r feeling better. can we plz have the recipe for french toast?!!!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 12, 2008, 8:34 am

    bobbi – it is! check under “Wedding Details” on the left.

    Lee – there is no recipe. I just dip the bread in plain egg whites and then slap on the griddle. i’m basic like that. 🙂

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) November 12, 2008, 9:27 am

    Oooo that sounds like a nice weekend! Totally jealous! The hubs and I haven’t been able to get away this year and we both are missing it!

  • Halie November 12, 2008, 9:28 am

    Very happy to see you have recovered from last night!

    Can’t hardly wait for re-caps of your upcoming happenings!

    My favorite friend date activity=relaxing and getting a hot beverage

  • Gina November 12, 2008, 9:32 am

    so glad to hear you’re feeling better!
    i’m anxiously awaiting for your store to open! i want vanilla stevia!
    favorite friend date: coffee and shopping 😀

  • MacDuff November 12, 2008, 10:08 am

    I am so excited for the new site!

    That illness is weird. I’m happy you’re feeling better…just keep drinking water and reminding yourself to chill every once in a while.

  • Runeatrepeat November 12, 2008, 10:12 am

    I was contemplating making french toast for breakfast today and bailed out. Now I regret it because yours looks so good.

  • Jordan November 12, 2008, 11:25 am

    I wish more bloggers lived closer to me. Jacksonville’s a big city… there has to be a few out there. I just have to find them and bring them into our circle =P

  • Emily November 13, 2008, 2:36 am

    I just got home from a friend date! I like meeting up, having a glass of wine and sharing food – especially tapas style where we can share bites as we chat.

    Your weekend sounds like it’s going to be amazing!

  • Catherine November 13, 2008, 10:50 am

    Yay, you’re all better! My favorite friend date activity is going for a walk or enjoying a glass of wine over tons of conversation!

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