I Will Run For Donuts!

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So sorry I didn’t post last night! I felt really sick to my stomach for some reason and went to bed at 9:15.  Crap Free Week has taught me a lot so far, but it’s definitely not making this weird illness I’ve had lately go away.


Anyway, here are my eats from yesterday afternoon/evening:


  • Mid-afternoon snacks:  apricots, a spoonful of PB, a handful of almonds
  • Dinner: I made quinoa and kidney beans with asaparagus, but this meal did not agree with my tummy at all.  I ate about 1/2 of it and then I had a piece of dry toast (against CFW guidelines).  It was worth it, because that settled my stomach, and I could sleep!


I did hit the gym yesterday, and I ended up running a little bit on the treadmill to "make up" for my skipped run on Sunday.  I ran 2.0 miles in 19 minutes and then I did 12 minutes on the elliptical.  After some arm weight lifting, I called it quits.  🙂


Back to the present….


I was craving a basic bowl of banana oatmeal this AM… and then I went toppings crazy!


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings:  unsweetened coconut, strawberries, and almonds




The Krispy Kreme Challenge

Runners are weirdos!

From Krispy Kreme Challenge’s website…


The Krispy Kreme Challenge is an annual, student-operated race in Raleigh, North Carolina  benefiting the NC Children’s Hospital. Beginning in 2004 with a mere 12 participants, the race  has grown exponentially to a whopping 3,000 runners in the 2008 race and has rapidly become one of NC State University’s newest traditions.


Beginning at the NC State Belltower, each runner runs 2 miles to the Krispy Kreme store located on Peace Street in Raleigh. After downing a full dozen of the famous Krispy Kreme doughnuts, the runner must run the two miles back. All in one hour. 


Did you know?….


  • The dozen krispy kreme donuts each runner must eat contains 2,400 calories and 144 grams of fat (but 0 trans fat!)
  • If stacked, the boxes used during the challenge would stand over 16 stories tall.
  • Collectively, the Krispy Kreme Challengers will eat over a third of a ton of donuts on the day of the race.
  • Runners are permitted to throw up, but it’s not encouraged, as keeping the donuts down is part of the challenge.


A dozen donuts??  Now, that’s what I call a mid-run snack!



  • Leanne February 10, 2009, 5:10 am

    Good morning Caitlin!
    Thanks so much for the comment, I really appreciate it! This doughnut challenge is quite interesting, I’ve never heard anything like it… Hey at least it’s for a good cause!

    Have a wonderful day! Hope you feel better:)

  • Erica February 10, 2009, 5:18 am

    hahah what a great race! Hope your belly is feeling better!!! Have a great Tuesday

  • VeggieGirl February 10, 2009, 5:42 am

    Ahh, hope you’re feel all better now!!

  • Carolina John February 10, 2009, 5:49 am

    We were so close to doing the KK challenge this year! My wife is from raleigh, and if we didn’t have the marathon coming up this saturday we totally would have gone up there and done that little four mile race. it’s already on our calendar for next year. you coming to raleigh for it? yea baby.

    i think not vomiting is all part of the challengs.

  • Mica February 10, 2009, 6:05 am

    We don’t have a KK here, just Dunk’n. I don’t quite know what they’d do if I did a “DUNKN DONUTS” challenge on my own.

    I hope you feel better. That oatmeal is bound to help!

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) February 10, 2009, 6:18 am

    Hope you’re feeling better! That Krispy Kreme run is pretty hilarious. I could definitely eat the dozen doughnuts, but getting back to the starting line is a totally different story!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) February 10, 2009, 6:20 am

    Hahaha, what a hilarious challenege!!

  • Jess February 10, 2009, 6:30 am

    I would yak everywhere if I had to eat a dozen donuts and then go run two more miles….grossss

  • Colleen February 10, 2009, 6:39 am

    So sorry you were feeling bad! Hope you feel much better today!

    It’s too bad they won’t let you have like 1 donut, or maybe 2…12 is just waaaaaay too much!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina February 10, 2009, 6:39 am

    hope your belly feels better Caitlin!

  • Sarah W. February 10, 2009, 6:42 am

    its official – runners ARE crazy.

    my hubby aint a runner, but I think he would take on that challenge in a heartbeat! he loves donuts!

    sorry about the weird sickness – I had it yesterday too, but I think it was because of some dairy I had the day before 🙁 guess I learned my lesson!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 10, 2009, 6:56 am

    Hope you are feeling better!

    My little sister goes to college in Raleigh, NC and she participated in the Krispy Kreme Challenge.

    Be sure to stop by my blog today to checkout my current contest!

  • Kimberly February 10, 2009, 6:59 am

    If ever there were a student fundraiser that sounds like it was devised during one major case of the munchies 😉

  • Anonymous February 10, 2009, 7:03 am

    The KK Challenge is a major deal here. I’m a pediatrician at the NC Children’s Hospital, and we sure are glad they eat the donuts… besides, it’s for the kids! 🙂

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 10, 2009, 7:07 am

    so great to hear the KK Challenge is such a wonderful event! those crazy kids…. 🙂

  • Betsy in Pgh February 10, 2009, 7:09 am

    That race is probably the most awesome thing I’ve heard of in a while. One time me and 3 other people ate a dozen krispy kreme donuts for breakfast because we were going to Six Flags all day and knew we wouldn’t eat again til dinner. It was glorious.

  • dailygoods February 10, 2009, 7:12 am

    haha that donut challenge is really funny! I don’t knwo how well i would be able to run those 2 miles back after eating all those donuts! that sounds like a fun way to raise some money 🙂 i hope you feel better soon!

  • brandi February 10, 2009, 7:12 am

    that is crazy!!!

    I have never heard of that

    Glad you’re feeling better 🙂

  • Jen February 10, 2009, 7:18 am

    Glad you’re feeling better this morning. Maybe next time you don’t feel well you should try running two miles, eating a dozen donuts, and running back? Maybe not.

  • Erin February 10, 2009, 7:21 am

    Wow, what a race! No way I could handle that!
    Hope you feel better.

  • balanceisbest February 10, 2009, 7:49 am

    Hey! I hope you’re feeling better this morning. Thanks for the comment – you are rocking CFW, as opposed to myself. Just a few more days! 🙂

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

  • Meg February 10, 2009, 8:09 am

    Feel better soon!

  • Sara February 10, 2009, 8:23 am

    Yum, your oatmeal looks great. That Krispy Kreme race sounds so funny! I think I’d get sick after eating that many donuts though. 🙂

  • tfh February 10, 2009, 8:28 am

    Hope the extra sleep did you good and you’re feeling better! I wonder if I could even consume 12 donuts in the space of an hour?

  • HangryPants February 10, 2009, 8:30 am

    Oh my god the donut challenge makes me ill just thinking about it.

    I wonder if you have a food allergy. Have you been tested?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 10, 2009, 8:36 am

    heather – a lot of people have mentioned this. im allergic to a LOT of things, but i haven’t been eating anything new lately (but that doesnt mean anything at all when it comes to allegries). my father in law is a holistic doctor who specializes in allergies, so i may have him test me next time i see him.

  • Anonymous February 10, 2009, 8:55 am

    I am from Raleigh and have had multiple friends (including my sister) run the KK challenge…it’s pretty gross, but pretty awesome. You are also allowed to run and eat your donuts at the same time, but if possible I think that’s even worse than eating them all at once!

    As for your illness; this is probably way personal so I apologize in advance, but just putting it out there…could you be in a family way?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 10, 2009, 8:58 am

    anon – uhh well its a reasonable question as i am highly emotional, irritable, lightheaded, and sick to my stomach… but i don’t think so. 🙂 well, pray that im not. because that wouldn’t be cool with me.

  • Bec February 10, 2009, 9:09 am

    OMG I would love this crazy race! Running and donuts after words? lol sounds fun 🙂

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 10, 2009, 9:27 am

    I love how throwing up is “not encouraged,” as if there is a choice in the matter 😉

    Hmm…strange illness. Might be worth the old pee on the stick trick.

  • Kailey (SnackFace) February 10, 2009, 9:59 am

    I hope you feel 100% better today!

    That race sounds a little gross, but maybe that’s just me.

    Anyway, have a great day:)

  • redheadedjournal February 10, 2009, 10:09 am

    I was thinking the same thing as anonymous and Sarah. Anytime you are tired/upset stomach/emotional and are under the age of 35 people always wonder if you’re pregnant.

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog February 10, 2009, 11:39 am

    haha my boyfriend totally ran in that!! It was hilarious to watch. The first guy finished SO FAST! I was impressed. There are a couple pics on my blog.

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance) February 10, 2009, 3:33 pm

    Haha my sister’s bf just ran it in NC! I would have been so very sick from it. I think anyone who does it must be a real trooper!

  • ChickPea February 10, 2009, 10:25 pm

    Haha–that Krispy Kreme Challenge is a big deal! I go to school in Durham, so some of my classmates participated. They even trained beforehand by running to Kroger, downing a dozen doughnuts, and running back to campus. UGH!

  • rebecca February 11, 2009, 6:54 am

    hahha the kk challenge. i live in raleigh too but can’t imagine anyone being crazy enough to do it! i probably wouldn’t ever want a kk again if i did.

  • MyRunningJourney February 11, 2009, 2:06 pm

    Best race ever!!!!

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