Cutting Loose

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Thank you SO much for your sweet and kind comments on my life bonk revelation.  It means a lot to me to have your support… truly!


One way to cut down on my stress is to actually get stuff done… I worked all afternoon and checked many things off my to do list.


I snacked on a 1/4 of a melon (not pictured) and some Easter chocolate (2x).


And Puck’s Chicken Dumpling Soup with broc.


I decided to cut loose a little bit tonight and I had a GREAT TIME.  The Husband and two of our friends (Harry and Michelle) decided to go to Orlando Brewing Company for a free tour and some beer.


Orlando Brewing Company is Florida’s only certified organic brewery. The ingredients used in Orlando Brewing Company’s beers are grown without insecticides, bioengineering, or irradiation.  Orlando Brewing brews in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516. That means they use only natural, organic ingredients!


Before the tour started, we waited in the pub and drank a beer. 


I had a Red Ale.


It felt great to relax and have a beer!


Me and Michelle…


The tour was really fun and informative.  I asked the brewmaster why he chose to use organic ingredients and he replied, "I use organic ingredients so I feel comfortable looking at myself in the mirror in the morning.  I like knowing I’m treating the environment and other people with respect."  Pretty cool!



The best part of the tour was you could carry your beer around. 🙂


My shirt says "Diamonds are nice and so are pearls…." And the back says, "But nothing beats University of Pittsburgh girls!" 


After the tour, I tried the Miami Weiss beer, which I really enjoyed.


After the tour, we drove downtown to the Clubhouse to watch the Pitt vs. Villanova game (ughhhhh which was horrible to watch).


I decided to continue my laid-back attitude and ordered a turkey + provolone+ pickle sammie with a side of onion rings.


Plus another beer (a Newcastle) that I drank 3/4 of.


Now, I’m buzzed, relaxed, and SLEEPY!  I’m going to crash ASAP and tackle my 10 miler in the morning.  Although I’m struggling to maintain my training schedule, I am excited for the upcoming 15.0 mile trail race and want to do well.  Time to buckle down!


Have a GREAT night!



  • VeggieGirl March 28, 2009, 6:39 pm

    Mmm, broccoli.

    Fun tour!!

    HAHA!! Your t-shirt is priceless 😀

    Get enough rest!!

  • girlrunningaround March 28, 2009, 6:44 pm

    What an awesome way to end your day. I’ve life bonked before, and I’m about at the point right now. Law school is absolutely killing me and it’s the one thing I can’t just chuck out the window. I’m learning to relish in the small things to help keep the big stressors in perspective. 🙂

  • d.a.r. March 28, 2009, 6:46 pm

    I totally missed your earlier post, I am so sorry!! Sometimes that happens and you just have to take a step back and focus on priorities. Not everything can come “first” so you have to kinda shuffle things around from time to time.

    Take care of yourself 🙂

  • Nicole ( March 28, 2009, 6:54 pm

    I love your shirt! It’s so cute.

    Have a great night!

  • Niki March 28, 2009, 7:06 pm

    Good luck on your run in the morning!!

  • inmytummy March 28, 2009, 7:17 pm

    Sounds like this day is just what you needed. I’m glad you had a good time.

    That last beer looks good. I love Hefeweizens. (I probably spelled that very wrong!)

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 28, 2009, 7:35 pm

    I’m so not a beer fan, but that tour looks like so much fun. I’m drooling over your onion rings 🙂

  • Serena March 28, 2009, 7:37 pm

    Is your hair a darker color? I love it – it looks great!

  • lisa March 28, 2009, 7:55 pm

    your hair! it’s gorgeous!!! not like you need to tell us stuff like “i dyed my hair today”, but i was totally surprised by the new look. love. it.

    hope you fully enjoyed your day, it sounds like just what the bonk doctor ordered.

  • teacherwoman March 28, 2009, 8:04 pm

    Sounds like a great day! Enjoy your 10 miler tomorrow!

  • Mrs. LC March 28, 2009, 8:23 pm

    I just watched Twilight – amazing! haha I thought of you and Meghann while I watched. 🙂

    Speaking of you and Meghann, I’ll be in Orlando next weekend… 🙂

  • amy. March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm

    before you even clarified your t-shirt, i knew it was a Pitt tee. My best friend from home goes there, and you all LOVE that slogan! I visited her 2 years ago, and it was very fun. Go Pitt 😀

  • Amanda March 28, 2009, 8:59 pm

    I didnt have a chance to comment on your last post, but I really admire your decision! I ran a half-marathon in November up here in Philly and once it was over, I had NO desire to run outside in the winter. I felt guilty for a little, but just went with it and listened to my emotions. Now that the weather has turned nicer and I have had some time off, my legs are itching to run again. I think it is really important to take that time off and only really do it when you want to!

    Tonight looked like the perfect no stress night! I love to eat healthy 85% of the time, but often nothing beats a bunch of beers (or wine) and a little fried food or pizza – such a yummy treat 🙂 Have fun with your 10 miles tomorrow!!

  • Mica March 28, 2009, 9:40 pm

    Organic beer sounds like the perfect way to carbo load before your run tomorrow!

  • Janet March 28, 2009, 9:46 pm

    Three cheers for organic beer! Yay! 🙂

    Your hair looks so shiny and pretty by the way. 🙂 Ha, I just saw I’m not the only one who noticed!

  • therunningaddict March 28, 2009, 10:58 pm

    Haha I like your shirt!!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous March 29, 2009, 3:00 am

    I can completely 100% relate to your last post on life balance. I have felt the same way as you and will have to talk about it in my next post. I bet it helped just typing all of it out! Thanks Caitlin for being so honest with your readers and showing us that even though we may want to do it all, sometimes it’s just not possible – nor fun!!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! March 29, 2009, 4:16 am

    Fun tour! and I just read about your life bonk…and i think it’s great that you realized that you need a break for long distance running and remind yourself that you run because you enjoy it and not because you have to! 🙂

  • Ryane March 29, 2009, 5:13 am

    Try this one of for running motivation:
    MAC N CHEESE!!!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 29, 2009, 5:22 am

    serena and lisa – hahah yes I FINALLY GOT AROUND to dying my hair. i hadnt dyed it since NOVEMBER. i wanted to dye it a week ago but i had no hot water LOL

    ryane – haha how do you know what im having for lunch??

  • jane March 29, 2009, 5:44 am

    love the shirt 🙂
    didn’t love the game 🙁

  • Trish March 29, 2009, 6:08 am

    Such a fun day! 🙂

  • ksgoodeats March 29, 2009, 6:54 am

    What a fabulous afternoon!! That tour sounds like fun!

  • Tina March 29, 2009, 7:18 am

    Haha, your t-shirt is great! 🙂

  • livelovelaugheatlearn March 29, 2009, 8:46 am

    Ooooh that sando looks amazing!! I haven’t grilled a sandwich in so long!

    I love that shirt! So glad you had a relaxing and fun evening!!!

    Good luck on the 10 miler!!

  • Kristi March 29, 2009, 8:54 am

    Gorgeous hair!

    your t-shirt…hahahah!

  • Bec March 29, 2009, 9:04 am

    what a cute t-shirt, the tour sounds like a bast!

  • RunToFinish March 29, 2009, 10:29 am

    oh brewery tours are so fun!! way to go on letting loose 🙂

  • Haleigh March 29, 2009, 1:07 pm

    What an amazing Saturday night, it looks like you had a fabulous time!

  • HangryPants March 30, 2009, 9:41 am

    Not so horrible for me. 😀

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