…. with my Meghann!  We had fun!  But first, I finished work.  I had a few dried apricots around 1:00 PM….


And since I got off work early, I managed to get in a QUICK RUN in the DAYLIGHT!!! It was awesome!


I ran 3. 2 miles in 30 minutes and burned about 260 calories.  After my run, I had two slices of WW toast and PB…. I tore off the crust for some reason…. just wasn’t feeling it!


Then…. I drove to the mall to  and check out laptops with Meghann. We also popped in and out of a few stores! 


I picked up some new little spoons at C&B!


The green and blue spoons were $1.95 and the little white one was only $0.95.  I love to eat oatmeal with these little babies!


Meghann and I tried on sparkly dresses in Forever 21.  One of the things I like most about Meghann is she can totally laugh at herself.  That’s an great quality in a girl!


Alright, she tried that dress on as a JOKE, but doesn’t it look HAWT?!  No… she didn’t buy it.


We headed to Green and Grille, a build-your own salad bar.


For $6.50, you pick the type of lettuce and 5 toppings.  You can also add a grilled protein for $2.50.  I had a BIG romaine salad with grilled pesto shrimp.


For the toppings, I chose:


  • Edamame
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Carrots
  • Almonds
  • Blue cheese


The grilled shrimp was SO delish and moist.


And I had a thyme-based vinaigrette on the side so I could dip to my satisfaction.


When we were done eating, Meghann commented, "Ehhh, I totally need a carb!" I felt fine at that point, but by the time I got home… I definitely needed a carb.  I had a small bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats cereal.


Good night! See you in the morning for Day 2 of the December Challenge


If you need another reason to heart Obama, here it is!



  • Erica December 4, 2008, 7:15 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous day! Dinner looks really great! Glad you got a run in, in the day light! I made one of your recipes for my final blogger week recipe 🙂 It was so good! Josh really, really liked it!

  • magpie December 4, 2008, 7:20 pm

    Dinner looks awesome! Love shrimp.

    I am so jealous that you and Meghann live near each other! I wish I had bloggies that were near me 🙂

    Have a lovely evening!

  • girlrunningaround December 4, 2008, 7:21 pm

    Sounds like a great girl date. And sometimes it’s fun to try on stuff you’d never actually wear.

  • Justine December 4, 2008, 7:21 pm

    Looks like a fun evening out! I want some of those spoons…they’re so cute!

    I really liked that Obama article. Glad to see our future president cares about his health!

  • sweetandnatral December 4, 2008, 7:22 pm

    I love blue cheese on salads and I love friend dates.

    Meghann – You are ROCKIN’ that dress. No joke.

  • jenngirl December 4, 2008, 7:25 pm

    Glad you got a nice run in the daylight in, those can be such a challenge these days!

    Fun girl date, haha I LOVE that sign, “fresh veggies, fresh beer..” awesome 😉

    Enjoy your evening!

  • K December 4, 2008, 7:29 pm

    HAHA love Meghann’s modeling!

    I need a restaurant like that near me – fresh veggies and fresh beer has my name all over it!

  • Meg December 4, 2008, 7:31 pm

    What a fun day with a great friend! Dinner looks yummy!

  • Tina December 4, 2008, 7:32 pm

    Hey Caitlin,

    I know that you don’t count your calories, but what would you estimate your daily intake to be around? I’m not sure that I am getting enough, so I was just curious!

    Btw, that Obama article was awesome 🙂

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 4, 2008, 7:40 pm

    tina – check out my “how i fuel” page (see the upper left hand side of the blog).

    i shoot for 1800 – 2500 a day, depending on my calorie burn for the day.

    i do have to say, if you are concerned about not getting enough calories, you’re probably not. i would recommend keeping a food log for a week or so to see how much food you are eating.

    it is very important to eat enough healthy fuel!! it will make you a stronger and happier person, trust me 🙂

  • just me December 4, 2008, 8:08 pm

    what a great day and night! glad you got the run in during daylight hours and yay for night w/ meghann!

  • Mrs. LC December 4, 2008, 8:23 pm

    LOVED the article on Obama, Meghann in that dress, and your cute little spoons! Your Thursday dates make me wish I had good friends close enough for weekly dates!

  • HangryPants December 4, 2008, 8:55 pm

    You and Meghann are too cute. I love Meghann’s sprakly dress – I bet you two are a riot together.

    Nice spoons. 😀

  • Sharney December 4, 2008, 9:29 pm

    Hi Cailtin,
    So glad you were able to get your run in (and in the daylight, too!). I hope it helped to relax & refresh you!

    You and Meghann always have so much fun! Shopping trips with you guys would definitely be a blast-I love you guys 🙂

    Loved the Obama article. He is so awesome and it's great that he is so fitness minded!

    Have a safe trip tomorrow and the most absolutely wonderfully fun time in NYC! I can't wait to see all the pictures you bring back! Have a GREAT time, Caitlin 🙂

  • biz319 December 4, 2008, 9:48 pm

    What a fun night! Your shrimp looks delish!

  • Mica December 4, 2008, 9:53 pm

    That is an awesome-looking salad, even if it left you in need of a carb later.

    I totally want one of those cute spoons. I'm going to have to find a Crate&Barrel and get some!

  • Halie December 4, 2008, 10:42 pm

    How fun! You two rock!!

    A run in the sun is the best kind!

    I’ve got the green and the blue spoon! I love them!

  • sarah December 5, 2008, 4:09 am

    i love your ‘girl-date’ ritual!

    also, i would totally need a carb after that dinner as well. i think our running just demands a consistent supply!

  • Meghann December 5, 2008, 6:10 am

    haha maybe I should have bought that dress?!?! I really do look HOT! I still like the brown sparkly one, I may or may not have to get it for New Years 🙂

    And my Carb ended up being Ice Cream! 🙂

  • Marissa December 5, 2008, 8:31 am

    Those spoons are super cute! Enjoy your weekend!

  • Kath December 5, 2008, 9:13 am

    Lovely spoons!!! I wish they came in a rainbow of colors to match every bowl.

  • Aggie December 5, 2008, 11:02 am

    Oh what fun! I love that Greens and Grille place!! and I'm loving those spoons too…C&B is one of my FAVE stores!

    Have a FANTASTIC weekend in NYC!!

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