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Morning!  Another work week begins.  I have a lot of work to do this week, so I better get cracking!


I woke up STARVING!  I knew I had not made up my calorie deficit from my 10.35-miler but I simply could not eat anymore food before bed! So, I was quite happy to attack my oatmeal this AM.


My oatmeal contained:


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


It was a great bowl of oatmeal, but in hindsight, I should’ve made it bigger because I’m still a little hungry!


Questions?  And a Giveaway Announcement!


I racked my brain for something fun to discuss on the blog this AM, but I couldn’t think of a single topic for some reason (probably because it’s 6:30 AM!).  If you have a question for me and readers to discuss, leave it in the comments or shoot me an email at


In other news, I’m doing a RoadID giveaway this week!  Get excited!



  • Rose February 16, 2009, 5:32 am

    a couple random questions…

    1) what is your favorite fruit?
    2) what did you get your degree in?

  • Apple.and.Coffee February 16, 2009, 5:41 am

    How to lose weight without diet, which foods to avoid?
    How to make plans for running?

    I am running only in spring season (March till September), I am planning to incorporate gym and running from 1st of March, I want to lose some 7 kg.

  • VeggieGirl February 16, 2009, 5:54 am

    Delish oats!!! Perfect to satisfy one’s hunger 🙂

    Hang in there with your Monday!!

    **Question for you = What’s your favorite aspect of blogging??

  • just me February 16, 2009, 5:55 am

    yay for road id give away! i wanna win..because i’m too poor to buy one. ;_0

    topic…sorry dude…too early for me too.

    hey, any 5k’s or 10k’s in the orlando area in march that you know of? my lady coworkers are looking to run a race (not for time, but just so they can say they’ve run one) so i htought of doing one in orlando and if you and meghann wanted to do it with us. lemme know; i’m gonna check out track shack for some dates….

  • Sarah February 16, 2009, 6:09 am

    My question is in regards to counting calories or more specifically, how to stop counting them? It is almost an automatic response to add them up for the day in my head. How did you stop counting? Any tips/tricks that might be helpful?

  • Mica February 16, 2009, 6:11 am

    The return of coffee!

    Sorry your oatmeal wasn’t more filling. I’m sure you’ll eat something yummy later to make up for it!

  • Erin February 16, 2009, 6:34 am

    Smaller brekkie just means a yummy snack later! 🙂
    Although, I do really love huge bowls of oats. I’m in love with the ginormous heart healthy serving these days!

  • bb February 16, 2009, 6:36 am

    Ooooh I want a Road ID!

    Question: Do you wear/carry any “good luck charms” when you race?

  • talesofexpansion February 16, 2009, 6:47 am

    hehehe … moanday.

    question: what is everyone’s FAVORITE healthy high-calorie-in-a-small-package calorie deficit remedy?

  • Betsy February 16, 2009, 6:48 am

    I’m excited for the Road ID contest!! I didn’t get one for Joe’s bday this week because I’m unsure of where we’ll be living in a few months and didn’t want to leave the location blank, but I will get him one eventually. 🙂

  • Brandi February 16, 2009, 6:50 am

    ooh, road ID!!! I’m so excited! I want one so bad.


    Do you still get cramps while running? If not, how long did it take you to stop getting them?

  • Matt February 16, 2009, 6:52 am

    I’m always hungry when I get up!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 16, 2009, 7:14 am

    Hope you have a happy Monday!

  • ksgoodeats February 16, 2009, 7:35 am

    Fabulous bowl of oats 🙂

  • Tami February 16, 2009, 7:39 am

    have you ever seen anyone run a HALF MARATHON barefoot? i ran my half yesterday, in New Hampshire, and there was a guy running the entire race barefoot. it as only about 35* outside, snow and ice on the roads still, it was the strangest thing.

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina February 16, 2009, 7:44 am


    errr no questions for you, although I just sat here for 5 minutes trying to think if i had any hahah

  • inmytummy February 16, 2009, 7:50 am

    Do you weight train? How do you recommend fitting weight training in while training for an endurance race?

    If you could have any job, what would it be?

  • Meg February 16, 2009, 7:58 am

    Happy Monday! Can’t wait for the giveaway!

  • Kimberly February 16, 2009, 9:34 am

    Morning, Caitlin! My question has to do with food and socioeconomics in Pittsburgh (since I am an urban studies nerd and find that city fascinating.) I was only there once, but was struck by the lack of healthy (or even unfried!) dining options downtown… do you think the city’s food culture is a reflection of its coal/steelworker roots? While you were living there, was it difficult to eat a well-balanced diet? Is there much access to health education/fresh produce, both in P-burgh and in the poorer Appalachian areas outside of the city?

  • Danielle February 16, 2009, 9:37 am

    That oatmeal looks great!
    hope you have a great Monday!
    When it comes to Food Blogging what’s the hardest part for you? what’s the easiest?

  • imadedinner February 16, 2009, 10:15 am

    Great looking oats!!!

    a question: How has actually being married changed your blogging??

  • redheadedjournal February 16, 2009, 2:46 pm

    Great anwsers!

  • kirsten February 16, 2009, 7:56 pm

    I see that you already answered most of the questions but I wanted to ask why you and the husband ended up moving from Pittsburg to FL, are you originally from there?

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