Here We Go, Steelers!

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Morning!  I’m pretty excited the Steelers are in the Superbowl this year!  As you might know, I went to University of Pittsburgh for college and lived there for 5 years — that means I was there when the Steelers won in 2006!


I wanted to share some pictures from Superbowl 2006 because it was ABSOLUTE madness in the streets when the Steelers won!


The cops shut down EVERY main road in the city because people literally flooded the streets and began to celebrate.  It was also snowing!


Here’s me and my best friend, Sarah, who was my maid of honor at my wedding.  We were 21 years old in this picture!


People were so excited that the Steelers won that they dragged their couches into the street, and then they lit their couches on FIRE!


Needless to say, there were cops everywhere!  I saw so many people getting arrested!  This is a photograph of a normally busy intersection.


Oh, college.  Those were the days. 🙂


Back to the present!  I have an 11.0-miler on the schedule for today, so I woke up a little early for a Sunday and immediately ate breakfast.  We’re out of my breakfast favorites, so I resorted to an old standby:


Coffee, OJ, 2 slices of WW bread with PB, and a bowl of blueberries.


I think I lived on PB toast in college, so this breakfast is probably quite appropriate for Superbowl Sunday!


What are you doing for the Superbowl?  What’s your favorite Superbowl snack?  Or…. are you boycotting football and doing something totally none-related? 🙂



  • Nicole ( February 1, 2009, 6:17 am

    I’m going to lunch with Erica and then hopefully being a total nerd and going to Comic Con today 😀

  • therunningaddict February 1, 2009, 6:23 am

    OMG lighting the couches??? Thats insane!!!
    Good luck on the run!

  • Erica February 1, 2009, 6:23 am

    SO weird, I was in Pitt then too. I was just out of college working a consulting job (I traveled every week) and my assignment at the time was in Pittsburgh!

  • Megan February 1, 2009, 6:30 am

    superbowl 2006 looked CRAZY!

    i’m going to a super bowl party, but i have no idea who is playing or really what even happens at the super bowl haha. eek.

    good luck on your run! i think i’m going to go speed walk or something (which sounds ridiculous compared to an 11 mile run) 🙂

  • VeggieGirl February 1, 2009, 6:38 am

    Love the flashback photos!! 🙂

    Have fun today and enjoy your run!!

  • Simple and Divine February 1, 2009, 6:42 am

    FUN! I’ll be watching / Doing schoolwork. I’m not a fan of either team but idc =]

    Yoga + a lil errand/grocery hopping are in the plans, as well! Good luck on that 11-miler, Twinkle Toes! 😉

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina February 1, 2009, 6:53 am

    love the pics!!! have fun darling!

  • Krista February 1, 2009, 7:01 am

    Not a football fan so no Super Bowl for me.

    Your comment on my blog about the Twilight series cracked me up!! Thanks for the laugh…..and I think you’re probably right! 🙂

  • cateberry February 1, 2009, 7:09 am

    i’m looking to go to univ. of pittsburgh for grad school, did you like the school?

  • Tami February 1, 2009, 7:19 am

    i never understood why people get so excited that they burn stuff and flip cars over…leaving in red sox and patriots nation, we have seen our fair share. and with the patriots NOT in the superbowl, why bother watching is my thought this year.

  • Justine February 1, 2009, 7:21 am

    I’m doing an 11-miler today, too! And then watching the SuperBowl! I think we’re just gonna hang out here, so probably not a whole lot of SuperBowl food…which is fine with me. Also, I went to the same college as Big Ben (Miami University in Ohio) and got to see him play before he went off to the NFL. I’m definitely rooting for the Steelers!

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) February 1, 2009, 7:24 am

    We’re not Superbowl fans. And I’m from the Pittsburgh area! :p I’d rather watch hockey, Let’s Go Pens!

    Do you have your own terrible towel?

  • Meg February 1, 2009, 7:24 am

    Thanks for sharing the pics! I love watching the Super Bowl, but I hate to admit that I watch mainly for the commercials.

  • Burp~! February 1, 2009, 7:28 am

    haha, I’m boycotting football…don’t kill me, but never was much of a football fan!
    wow, that incident superbowl 2006 sounds really interesting though!

  • Betsy in Pittsburgh February 1, 2009, 7:39 am

    Hah – love the pictures! We might try to get into Oakland tonight if they win (we’re in Shadyside)… not sure if we want to risk taking a car there! Go Steelers!!

  • Mica February 1, 2009, 7:42 am

    Whoa, that was some intense celebrating!

    Good luck with the 11-miler today! You’re going to rock it since you’re all fueled up on toast, PB, and blueberries.

    For super bowl today, I plan to drag a couch out into the freezing cold and set it on fire. Actually, I plan to host a party for fellow grad students where none of us know who is playing. Yikes!

    And re–my tattoo. It’s my name is Arabic. (which I took, so I’m not some lame d-bag who gets tattoos in foreign languages without know what they say.)

  • Colleen February 1, 2009, 7:49 am

    YAY! So glad to see that I’m not the only non-fan of football! My hubby loves it though so I’m making a fun dinner for us and I’m going to plant myself next to him on the couch, study, and watch the crazy commercials! Have a great day everyone!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 1, 2009, 7:50 am

    cateberry – i looooooooooved PITT. like, loved loved loved. its a very good school and its challenging. its a beautiful campus (except in the dead of winter). people are very nice in the burgh as well. what program are you going for?

    no i dont own a terrible towel! AHH. i should!

  • biz319 February 1, 2009, 8:18 am

    OMG, the Superbowl is the holy grail of any sporting event in my house!

    I am making jalapeno popper dip, an artichoke crab dip, steak tartare and then pasta for dinner.

    Now the countdown until 5:00 begins!

  • Olga February 1, 2009, 8:23 am

    I go to school at UMass Amherst and people light couches on fire (but also, throw them out the windows) when the Red Sox WIN or LOSE a major game. It’s sort of scary!

    Have a great run!

  • ksgoodeats February 1, 2009, 8:25 am

    Oh my gosh – college riots are insane! At MSU they brought out the tear gas one time!!

    Hope you have a great run!

  • Hallie February 1, 2009, 8:28 am

    My boyfriend is a football fanatic, so we’re having a big party here. Lots of food, lots of drinks…should be fun but hopefully I can practice moderation so I’m not hurting too much tomorrow!

    We’re taking the pup hiking this morning for some pre-game calorie burning 🙂

  • trusthopebelieve08 February 1, 2009, 8:32 am

    hope you have a great run!!

    I’m going down to my schools rec center where they are having the game on a big screen with some friends.. and they have free pizza and wings .. sweet!

  • Emlod10 February 1, 2009, 8:32 am

    I just was at the Pitt/Villanova basketball game 🙂 No plans, have clinical at 5 am tomorrow, yuck!

  • just me February 1, 2009, 8:35 am

    i was going to boycott because i don’t know anything about football but i was told i was goign to get wings w/ the coworkers…and just hang out. we shall see.

  • Kailey February 1, 2009, 8:46 am

    Your mini-vacay looks like heaven to me right now (hello melting icicles and snow)! I like the flashback photos too 🙂 For the superbowl, I’ll be in my room, writing a paper and doing other bits of work for school. I know nothing about football anyway.

  • Jess February 1, 2009, 8:48 am

    I lived in Pgh for 22 years!! I was at Duquesne when the Steelers won the Superbowl in 2006! I can tell you were in Oakland by the Hemmingways sign!! Love it!! But I’m a TOTAL South Side girl 😀

  • Bec February 1, 2009, 9:05 am

    PB on toast defiantly reminds me of my freshman year in when I was living in a dorm, I had pb and toast nearly everyday for breakfast! Now when ever I have morning exams or tests it is my go to breakfast.

  • Amanda February 1, 2009, 9:08 am

    I honestly didn’t even know the Super Bowl was today until yesterday morning! I will be doing homework and working out instead of watching the game. I’m not much of a football fan anymore. Plus, I missed a week of school due to the bad winter storm… so I have a lot of catching up to do!

  • Amanda February 1, 2009, 9:09 am

    AHH your super bowl experience reminds me of the Phillies madness we experienced in Philadelphia this year – complete mayhem!!

    Needless to say, being from Philly people are pretty down that the Eagles didn’t make it into the SuperBowl. No huge plans, but I’ll watch to support PA football and watch Bruce at halftime 🙂

    Have a great long run!! Your shoes look really cute (on your bikeride yesterday)

  • cateberry February 1, 2009, 9:10 am

    i’m going for speech pathology! i have a lot of family in the pittsburgh area, so it would be nice to go there and be close to them!

    i’m actually heading to pittsburgh soon, because my good friend at school is from there and her fam is having a party! i know there will be much better food there, than any parties going on her at school:)

    hope you have a fun day!

  • Julie February 1, 2009, 9:17 am

    Wow that reminds me of when the red sox won the world series for the first time in 86 years (go sox)and every time the pats won the super bowl. It was madness in the streets of Boston. People freaking died.

    I’m heading out to a superbowl party today, although no one is even into it…we’re all pats fans and they didn’t have the best of seasons! It’s really just an excuse to drink on Sunday.

  • imadedinner February 1, 2009, 9:22 am

    You were still in college in 2006? Man, I feel old 🙂

  • lilveggiepatch February 1, 2009, 9:37 am

    Good luck on that run! I LOVED those pictures… I can’t believe people lit their couches on fire!!!

    I don’t have a TV so I probably won’t be watching the game… although I might sneak out during “study time” to catch a bit of it at my friends’ house!

  • Victoria February 1, 2009, 9:37 am

    Good luck with your run! I don't really care about football, although it was exciting when the Colts/Bears were in it a few years ago. But I'll be hanging around the house with the husband eating chips & guac!

  • Anne P February 1, 2009, 9:59 am

    I’ll be trying to watch the super bowl all the way from the Czech Republic because my dad is doing the coin toss!!!! 😀 keep an eye out 😉 the game isn’t on til 12:30 a.m. here… argh! i hope they show him!!

  • Anne P February 1, 2009, 10:01 am

    oh and i remember the 2006 win – my boyfriend is a HUGE steelers fan and we watched it with a huge group of his friends in d.c. they were ridiculously excited. haha

  • elise February 1, 2009, 10:20 am

    i heart football, and even though my fantasty team did horrible this year, and im not super passionate about either team – i still LOVE the superbowl i requested a vacation day from work today even so im going to make a day of it. go steelers!

  • HangryPants February 1, 2009, 10:27 am

    I have no one to route for so I’ll go w/ the Steelers too!

    I am going to two parties! It should be fun.

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 1, 2009, 10:36 am

    Hope your long run is flaming…like a couch!

    Enjoy your day and the game!

  • sarah February 1, 2009, 10:37 am

    I love the pictures! I’m from the burg so I am a HUGE STEELERS FAN!!! woohoo! I’m at school in boston though so unfortunately not many people are as enthusiastic about the game as i am. GO STEELERS!

  • Becca February 1, 2009, 10:56 am

    I randomly found your blog about a week ago and have been following recently. I live just outside of Pittsburgh, so of course I’m cheering the Steelers!!! Can’t wait to see them win the six-pack!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) February 1, 2009, 10:59 am

    Ooh, I like your old standard b’fast as I’ve been loving toast lately.

    Superbowl plans consist of watching from the couch with my hubby and 2 pups. We thought about going over to a friends, but Chris actually likes to watch the game, and I tend to yap yap yap with the girls during playtime. We tend to quiet down only during the commercials. 🙂

  • talesofexpansion February 1, 2009, 11:12 am

    whoa, crazy photos!! hope you had a great run.
    i’ll be catching up on schoolwork today instead of doing anything superbowl, but that’s fine with me. i only watch if the patriots are in it!

  • sloank February 1, 2009, 11:14 am

    Hey Caitlin! When do you do your runs? Do you stick to them in the morning? Do you ever do afternoon runs? I can never seem to get myself out in the morning and I always feel guilty for it. I’m most motivated in the afternoon a little after lunch. What do you think about timing?

    Oh, and… GO STEELERS!!!!

  • Erin February 1, 2009, 11:44 am

    I’m doing the superbowl at my boyfriend’s house, a party but nothing major. I like football okay, but I don’t follow anything and just like the superbowl as a chance to hang out and eat appetizers!

  • Sarah W. February 1, 2009, 11:53 am

    i looove guacamole & chips!, hummus & pita, and veggies!!
    in my pre-vegan days I loved buffalo wings, turkey burgers, fries, and mexican layer dips!

  • Aimee February 1, 2009, 12:07 pm

    LOVE YOUR PICs 🙂 I was in Oakland on Friday picking up my husband from Katz business school and they had the white road barriers all ready on the sidewalks 🙂

    We are going over to a friend’s house. We didn’t want to have to worry about closed streets in the city:)

  • emily February 1, 2009, 1:01 pm

    I have grading to do, but the game will be on in the background! I was really excited about eating jalopeno poppers but I can’t find them anywhere 🙁

  • thatgaychick February 1, 2009, 1:53 pm

    I am making some old standbys but the healthy versions: buffalo chicken fingers (chicken breasts marinated in Ken’s Buffalo Sauce), Chicken and cheese quesedillas (stone ground wheat tortillas, 2% mexican cheese, perdue short cuts) with RF sour cream and a 100 calorie guacamole pack, a glass or two of wine and water!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 1, 2009, 2:55 pm

    everyone sounds like they have very fun plans and im LOVING all the steelers support!

    sloank – i think it doesnt really matter when you do your run, as long as you do it! i never run in the morning during the week because i cannot get out of bed any earlier than i have to. i usually leave for my weekend runs around 9 or 10 AM, only because i like to “get it over with.” but serious, do whatever works for you. as long as you go, it counts!

  • brandi February 1, 2009, 7:33 pm

    Love the crazy pictures! I can’t imagine being there when all that was happening!

  • Anonymous February 2, 2009, 10:10 am

    i am originally from central pa and a loyal reader (great blog!) i thought i recognized your friend sarah b/c we went to high school together. facebook confirmed. small world

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