#1 Rule of Racing

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Hello!  I am having a wonderful day.  I took the dogs to the park, and they enjoyed it very much!


I actually saw James’ TWIN dog today, too!  Look at this little girl — doesn’t she look like my James?


The owner said she’s a Feist, and I think once a reader asked me if James was a Feist, too!  Maybe that’s his secret breed, after all!


After the dog park, I started to PACK!  Now, the #1 Rule of Racing is to NEVER DO ANYTHING NEW ON RACE DAY.  No new clothes, no new shoes, no new gels, no new food, NOTHING!  Any change in your routine can spell trouble.


This means I’m packing a LOT of food….


From left to right:


  • Two Clif bars
  • Two servings of Clif Shot Bloks
  • A bunch of nuts and raisins
  • A packet of Anne’s Mac and Cheese
  • A tupperware of PB
  • Four slices of WW bread
  • 1 scoop of Muscle Milk Light
  • Coffee
  • 2 Bananas


Here’s my race outfits (plus Maggie):


And some other race gear:


  • Hat
  • Moleskin (for blisters)
  • Knee sleeves
  • OTC pain killers
  • The Power of Now (motivational reading)


I think I’ve covered all my bases! I’m so excited for a 5K, 15K, and a Half Marathon all in 1 weekend — plus, a weekend away with Meghann! Yay!


Lunch included leftovers from last night’s dinner:


I made 1 serving of wild rice plus two carrots, which I cooked with the rice for the last 10 minutes.  I topped everything off with the Garlic Pepper Chicken from last night.


And my mid-afternoon snack was a mini pita with PB, a glass of milk, and some candy. 🙂


Gotta go pack the car!  See you for dinner! 🙂



  • greendogwine February 27, 2009, 1:00 pm

    So I don’t forget – GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND! I know you and Meghann will do great! 🙂

    LOL – thank goodness Maggie was there to supervise the packing 🙂 Lando wouldn’t have been laying so nicely though – she would have been following me around humping my leg the whole time… 😐

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) February 27, 2009, 1:02 pm

    Good luck! You’ll knock those races out like nobody’s business! 😀

  • Dori February 27, 2009, 1:05 pm

    This is all very exciting! Love how Maggie is just chilling on the bed!

  • greendogwine February 27, 2009, 1:07 pm

    PS – sent you an e-card – it’s not junk or spam! open it! 🙂

  • talieworld February 27, 2009, 1:09 pm

    Cute outfits!

    I’m so excited for you guys, can’t wait to here about how things go. 🙂

  • Leah February 27, 2009, 1:16 pm

    I think it’s so fashionable to have your ‘race outfits’ planned out like that! Tres cool!! You are so ready for it!!

    Great stash of food goodies!!

  • Brandi February 27, 2009, 1:19 pm

    looks like you’re all ready!

    I can’t wait to see the updates this weekend 🙂

    love the dog pictures! I wish I was at the park!

  • angelcubbie February 27, 2009, 1:23 pm

    Good luck this weekend! Also just had to say, I LOVE your running skirt. That outfit is way too darn cute, I need to get a running skirt asap.

  • Matt February 27, 2009, 1:31 pm

    Good luck this weekend!

  • Ryane February 27, 2009, 1:32 pm

    Oooh, how do you like running in the skirts? I always think about buying one – do the shorts underneath ride up or get bunchy at all?

    Good luck with the weekend – I love that you have your Annie’s all ready!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) February 27, 2009, 1:41 pm

    You look totally prepared! You will kill it!

  • Mica February 27, 2009, 1:42 pm

    I love all your organized packing. It makes ME so excited, and I’m not even racing!

    Good luck!

    P.S. Your running skirt is so cute!

  • Kyle and Darci February 27, 2009, 1:48 pm

    Wow, looks like you're all ready to go!!

    Good luck with ALL your races & have fun!! 🙂

  • Nutritious is Delicious February 27, 2009, 1:49 pm


    Cute dogs….as always! 😀

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) February 27, 2009, 1:52 pm

    Good luck!

  • jenngirl February 27, 2009, 2:12 pm

    You are super prepared (as usual) so I know you’re gunna do great!! G

    GOOD LUCK! 😉

  • Emily February 27, 2009, 2:16 pm

    looks like you’re all set for this weekend! love the organization.

    good luck!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 27, 2009, 2:21 pm

    Hate to disagree, but the #1 rule of racing is to hit the porta-potty before you start.

    But you are right too…nothing new, amen.

  • Missy February 27, 2009, 2:33 pm

    Good luck! I love seeing all the little things you bring since I never experienced a race before!

  • RunToFinish February 27, 2009, 2:39 pm

    amen for sticking with what you on race day!! Good luck!

  • Lara February 27, 2009, 2:49 pm

    Best of luck Caitlin! I am so excited for you!

  • Kailey (SnackFace) February 27, 2009, 3:26 pm

    This post is just brimming with excitement- I can feel it!! GOOD LUCK!!! It won’t be the last time I tell you that. You’re gonna kill dem races!!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 27, 2009, 3:46 pm

    Hoooray! So excited fo ryou. Maggie looks so cute patiently watching 🙂

  • ohsheglows.com February 27, 2009, 3:51 pm

    IM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! You are going to rock these races 😀 I can’t wait to see your report.

    Loved seeing your food and outfits too!


  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 27, 2009, 4:18 pm

    ryane – they are comfy! the shorts are pretty tight (more like hot pants) so they dont move around at all. i actually prefer them to shorts.

  • balanceisbest February 27, 2009, 5:21 pm

    yay! I’m so excited for you guys! I love your organized packing and rules for racing!

    Wish I could be there with you guys! Maybe I should get a good motivational book for the times when I’m not feeling like #1. hmmm?

    You don’t need luck b/c you’re going to kick ass! woo hoo!!!

    Have fun! Kaneil, balanceisbest

  • MyRunningJourney February 27, 2009, 6:18 pm

    Good luck this weekend! I bet you’ll do great, and I can’t wait to read all about it!!!

  • Katy February 27, 2009, 9:19 pm

    I told you I thought he looked like a feist.

    He looks like my little buddy, LAD. 🙂

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina February 28, 2009, 4:52 am

    good luck today!!!!

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