A 5K Speedwork Session

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You know you’re a food blogger when….


You’re so excited the local grocery store is carrying Chobani, you whip out your camera and take a picture… in front of five other customers and a small child, who exclaims: "Mommy, why is she taking pictures of yogurt?!"




Crap Free Week is going very well so far.  I didn’t miss coffee past noon, but I did miss my cereal/yogurt snack.   I made up for it with really yummy snacks instead!




And celery with PB


I headed to the gym for a 5K speedwork session on the treadmill.  Honestly, I LOVE doing speedwork on Thursdays because I’m rarely motivated at the end of the week to run a load of miles or spend forever in the gym. I was in and out in 30 minutes!


Here’s my 5k speedwork session


  • Warm-up: 1 minute at 5.0 mph
  • Sprint #1: 2 minutes at 7.0
  • Recover: 1 minute at 6.0 mph
  • Sprint #2: 2 minutes at 7.5
  • Recover: 1 minute at 6.0
  • Repeat Sprints #1 and #2 4 more times
  • Finish up to 3.0 miles at 7.5 – 8.0 mph
  • Walk to 3.1 miles (5k)


Total Time: 27 minutes


Dinner was quick and easy as well…. and it was crap free! 🙂


I grilled some tilapia in lemon juice, EVOO, and pepper.  Divine!


On the side… roasted red potatoes.


And grilled asparagus!


I see strawberries in my future for dessert 🙂


Have a great night!



  • VeggieGirl February 5, 2009, 6:54 pm

    Keep up the great work with Crap-Free Week!! 🙂

  • jenngirl February 5, 2009, 7:07 pm

    haha I love it! I would be that excited about Chobani as well!

    I like speedword for those same reasons, sometimes, all I want is to be in and out AND feel like I broke a sweat!

    That dinner looks delicious 🙂

  • Erica February 5, 2009, 7:08 pm

    Giant Chobanis???? I’ve never seen giant chobanis! I need these! Where did you find them?

  • Maggie February 5, 2009, 7:10 pm

    I’m loving your crap free week! Such good, wholesome food 🙂

  • lilveggiepatch February 5, 2009, 7:12 pm

    Hehe that made me laugh. Definitely something to be excited about!

    Crap free week sounds wonderful… I should try that but I don’t know if I’m brave enough to go without the coffee!

  • Meg February 5, 2009, 7:17 pm

    Your tilapia dinner looks so yummy!

    I would have whipped out my camera too!

  • Trust, Hope, Believe February 5, 2009, 7:20 pm

    hahah thats so funny about the chobani!

    Awesome job on the speedwork!

  • Mrs. LC February 5, 2009, 7:21 pm

    I also got so excited when I saw chobanis, except instead of a kid there was an old lady who thought I was some crazy psycho haha. And I didn’t even have my camera with me! (Just squealed in delight). 🙂 Loving the crap free week!! 🙂

    3 days!!!

  • teacherwoman February 5, 2009, 7:33 pm

    Looks like a great speedwork session… and at a perfect time of the week, I agree!

  • Ryan February 5, 2009, 7:44 pm

    Ahhh look at those beauties!!! I’m in love with the tubs!

  • Victoria February 5, 2009, 8:07 pm

    Dinner looks good. Mine was pretty similar. Fish, veggies, potatoes.

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) February 5, 2009, 8:47 pm

    Hi Caitlin, I’m really enjoying following your crap-free week. Sounds like it’s going well. Keep it up.
    PS – love the yogurt pic. 🙂

  • inmytummy February 5, 2009, 8:51 pm

    Lucky! THey don’t sell them at my Publix yet, though I recently found them at Whole foods.

    Is it sad that I can recognize the Publix price tag? That is Publix, right?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 5, 2009, 9:02 pm

    inmytummy – yes!!

  • Kailey (SnackFace) February 5, 2009, 10:12 pm

    Whoah I just titled my latest post “I know I’m tired when…” Similar and spooky, no? You’re crap-free week is going so well so far! I’m interested to see how you feel by the end:)

  • HangryPants February 5, 2009, 10:46 pm

    haha – photos at awkward times are a way of life now I guess.

    Thanks for posting the 5k speed work. You know I will be utilizing that soon!

    Oh, and I don’t know if you know this, but I clicked on your blogger profile and I think it says you’ve been running for 23 years.

  • Mica February 5, 2009, 11:30 pm

    Caitlin! Oh my gosh, I was JUST taking pictures of food at the grocery store tonight and thinking, “I must look like such a weirdo!” Ahhh, what an odd coincidence!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) February 5, 2009, 11:50 pm

    I am so jealous that you could find chobani in the bigger sizes! I would love that!

    I take pictures in the grocery store too. It’s fun to freak people out!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 6, 2009, 12:37 am

    I want to know why Heather is looking at your profile, even though she’s read your blog forever.


  • Thinspired February 6, 2009, 2:51 am

    I’m aiming for at least 3 miles at the gym today, so maybe I’ll try your speedwork out!

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) February 6, 2009, 3:59 am

    hey caitlin-i love celery & PB! I used to eat that as a kid as an after-school snack . good times!!

    i am happy to see u get creative with snacks-its so lovely!!!


  • Jess February 6, 2009, 5:33 am

    Ohhh that food looks yummmy! Nice job on the speedwork session too!

  • haya February 6, 2009, 5:48 am

    i love crap free week! now every time i think about eating something (primarily snacks), i consider whether it counts as crap or not.

  • brandi February 6, 2009, 5:59 am

    I want Chobani!!!! Glad you found them 🙂

  • Sarah W. February 6, 2009, 6:52 am

    dinner looked yum! glad you’re doing so wellw ith CFW!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 6, 2009, 6:57 am

    hehehe, I once had a girl ask her mom “why is the girl taking a picture of her ice cream” when some friends and I were out for gelato.

    Gorgeous crap free eats. I need to do some crap free eating, myself.

  • Dori February 6, 2009, 7:39 am

    I never saw the Vanilla flavor in the big size before! Not only did your grocery store get it, they got it RIGHT!

  • AshleyT February 6, 2009, 8:38 am

    Chobani on sale?!?! I wish that happened in NYC! (if anyone has seen them on sale let me know!) You are doing great with CFW!!!

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