If you read Meghann’s blog, you know she has a bike named Blue.


Now, meet my bike, Pink. (She doesn’t have a real name, but she does have pink handlebars!).  It’s a Giant.


Oh, and she has two wheels! 🙂 I have to dismantle Pink to get her in the car.


Meghann and I met up after work at a local paved trail called Cady Way Trail.  The main segment is about 3.5 miles long, which is a perfect quickie bike ride distance.


We did about 7.0 miles at a quick but not laborious pace.   We talked most of the ride.  It was fun!  But it was COLD (by Florida standards) — I had on 3 shirts and gloves!  It wouldn’t have been so bad, but the sun went down and it got quite chilly out.  I can’t wait for daylight savings time.


  • Duration: 42 minutes, 7.0 miles
  • Calories Burned: 250 (estimate)


Oh, and I wore my Road ID and felt very safe.  🙂


Challenge Announcement… Part 1


I came home and checked my mail… look what I received!


YAY I received the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.  Which means I can announce my latest personal challenge.  There are actually TWO parts to this challenge.  But, I’ll announce Part 2 of the challenge tomorrow AM.


Can you tell I’m freaking out because Gasparilla (Race Recap Part 1 and Part 2) is over with?!   🙂


I need to balance my cardio workouts with some strength training; I usually neglect it!  Since I’m obsessed with The Biggest Loser, have a women-crush on Jillian, and hate going to the gym…. I thought the 30 Day Shred would be the perfect solution!


I pledge to do the 30 Day Shred challenge in the morning, every morning!  It’s ONLY 20 minutes — I know I can make time for that.


Stay tuned for Part 2 of the announcement tomorrow morning!


Today’s Eats


For dinner, I had baked BBQ chicken, green beans, and 1/2 sweet potato.


MMM!  Plus… 3 more Girl Scout cookies – ohmigod this box needs to just be finished, now!


This afternoon, I snacked on…. Yogurt and granola!


Another mini pita with PB and some honey


And now I’m in bed, watching Jillian Michaels kick booty on TBL!  Yay!




Does anyone want to join me on the 30 Day Shred Challenge?



  • Julie March 3, 2009, 7:06 pm

    I was thinkin about buying the Jillian Michaels 30 day shread! I wasnt sure if it was good..let me know how it goes 🙂

  • Lauren March 3, 2009, 7:06 pm

    This 20 min workout is great! You will totally feel it the first few times, trust me!

    Good luck with your challenges-you will kick butt!

  • VeggieGirl March 3, 2009, 7:08 pm

    Fun bike ride!!

    SWEET POTATO!!!!!!!!

  • Ava March 3, 2009, 7:08 pm

    Yay! You just inspired me to go back to that dvd. I did it and loved it but my knee prevented me from completing it. I actually went to the doctor for xrays today and got a brace like yours and am SO happy to be exercising again! I think I’m going to steal your challenge idea and start every day of this month with the 30 Day Shred! Can’t wait to see what you think about it!

  • inmytummy March 3, 2009, 7:11 pm

    I just did that DVD like 10 minutes ago. It’s hard! I definitely broke a sweat at level 1.

  • Andrew March 3, 2009, 7:12 pm

    I think you’ll be impressed with the 20 min shred!

    I use it as my ‘can’t make it to the gym’ workout!

    When I first got it, I used it religiously… like you I thought “its only 20 mins” so I did it each morning. By the end of the 30 days, I lost a couple of inches! Be sure to take yours before you start… its fun to compare! 🙂

  • Amy March 3, 2009, 7:13 pm

    Oops.. that wasn’t Andrew, it was me Amy posting!

  • Amanda March 3, 2009, 7:14 pm

    I agree with Andrew – I can DEFINITELY tell a difference after 30 days! I would take pics/measurements just to see how it really works!!

  • Nutritious is Delicious March 3, 2009, 7:20 pm

    That workout video sounds awesome!

    I love bike rides! (and sweet potaoteS!)

  • ksgoodeats March 3, 2009, 7:21 pm

    Aw you and Meghann look cute! Good luck with your challenge 🙂

  • Ashley March 3, 2009, 7:23 pm

    Hey! So I got this dvd last month and did it for a week straight (Level 1 w/8lb weights) and could definitely tell in just a week. But, then I left it when I went home to Savannah and only got it back yesterday from my mom. I'll vow to do it everyday for 30 days with you!!! I definitely missed out on C&C Yoga challenge so how about this? 🙂

  • runjen March 3, 2009, 7:28 pm

    Love that dvd! I am seriously obsessed!

  • jenngirl March 3, 2009, 7:31 pm

    Fun bike ride! I can’t wait to have my RoadID 😉

    Good luck with your challenge, you’re gunna rock it!

  • Meg March 3, 2009, 7:38 pm

    I wish I had that video! What a great challenge! You can do it!

  • kara March 3, 2009, 7:46 pm

    I really want to hear how the 30 Day Shred is. I would totally be interested in it if it works!

  • Run Saraah March 3, 2009, 7:47 pm

    I love JM’s 30 day shred…I am still on Level 2 but don’t do it everyday.

  • Maddy March 3, 2009, 7:55 pm

    ay girllll. what kinda pitas do you buy?

  • Petite Noonie March 3, 2009, 8:10 pm

    I have an appointment with a personal trainer on Monday to really get my butt in gear. So, I won’t do the shread, but I’ll do my own challenge with strength training with you!

  • dailygoods March 3, 2009, 8:15 pm

    yes! i have the shred and when i used it i loved it, but then stopped. I am going to be away lots of weekends this month but i promise to do this with you monday through friday and to do it in the AM so its out of the way! getting strength training into my schedule is always hard for me and i always skimp. i also want to use my time in the gym to run because im’ training for a few runs coming up and having this strength will help me too! jillian rocks, i have a girl crush on her too 🙂 cant wait to see what part 2 is!

  • Mica March 3, 2009, 8:16 pm

    I also neglect strength training. I need to get my butt in gear!

    That barbecue chicken looks awesome. I’m going to put “BBQ sauce” on my grocery list this week.

  • Amy March 3, 2009, 8:16 pm

    I’ll join the challenge! 😀 I actually have done it twice – I was sooooo sore after the first time that I had to literally take a day off – I had trouble walking, lol!!!

    oh and for anyone who’s on the fence about ordering – you can look it up on youtube!! 😀 It’s a little grainy but you can at least get the jist! 😀

    Great eats, btw!! 😀 YUMMY!

  • RunToFinish March 3, 2009, 8:20 pm

    I love the shred but I don’t think i could do it daily. my muscles need time to repair between her workouts!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog March 3, 2009, 8:21 pm

    I can’t wait to hear your review of the DVD!

  • girlrunningaround March 3, 2009, 8:33 pm

    I love the 30 day shred DVD. I’ve blogged about it a few times, if you want to check my archives. It’s one heck of a workout for only being 20 minutes.

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance) March 3, 2009, 8:47 pm

    Yay for the new challenge! I’ve been thinking about buying the Biggest Loser’s yoga dvd (since I’ve seen good reviews on Amazon) and doing that in the AM. Good luck with your challenge!

  • HangryPants March 3, 2009, 8:48 pm

    I hope you like the shred! I’ve done it a few time now so I put on other music to make it more fun now. I like it because I seriously neglect strength training and this gets it done… fast.

    Good luck with your challenge.

  • Bec March 3, 2009, 8:55 pm

    Sounds like Pink, Blue, Meghann and you had a lot of fun on your ride!

  • talieworld March 3, 2009, 9:00 pm

    I neglect strengh training to, I hope this can motivate me to do more as well!

  • Emily March 3, 2009, 9:16 pm

    Yay sweet potatoes! I haven’t ever tried the shred workout, but everyone is saying it’s really good!

  • Vegan On Stage March 3, 2009, 9:26 pm

    omg how much do you love the biggest loser!!!

    I was thinking of buying that dvd… let us know how it is!!!!!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 3, 2009, 10:10 pm

    I’m doing a 30 day shred challenge in my blog too! Awesome!

    I’ll definitely do it with you! I’m starting tonight. I’m pretty darn excited. I love Jillian!

  • bhealthier March 3, 2009, 10:18 pm

    I do! I want to join you! but that would require me ordering it…what better way to get sexy arms for that warmer weather soon approaching!

  • Beth March 3, 2009, 10:27 pm

    I LOVE the 30 day shred and have actually been doing it for the past couple of months. I also bought Jillian’s book. The workouts in the book are more involved, but they are hardcore and make you feel like a badass! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the shred dvd.

  • Leah March 4, 2009, 12:25 am

    Good luck on your challenge!! Can’t wait to hear how it goes.

    Fun bike ride tonight! 🙂

  • kilikalani March 4, 2009, 12:31 am

    ive been hearing nothing but good things about the 30 day shred dvd! i just may have to go pick up a copy for myself tomorrow and join you in the challenge :]

  • Colleen March 4, 2009, 6:44 am

    I would love to join you – currently waiting on this to come from Netflix! Super idea – I neglect weight training too in place of my love for running! Thanks Caitlin – just the push I needed! 🙂

  • Dori March 4, 2009, 7:30 am

    I will join you!!! I ordered it yesterday so I am tracking it now. It was in NJ yesterday and I am in NY — so I hope it comes today or tomorrow! As soon as it comes I will begin the challenge!

    Thank you for inspiring me to buy the DVD and now for motivating me to do it regularly! I hope… 🙂

  • sarah March 4, 2009, 8:42 am

    I’ve been doing the Shred for a little while now, but not every single day. I’d love to join you in your challenge (but I might need to take weekends off and just double up on the other days). It’s fun and challenging! Level 3 still kicks my butt.

  • Brooke March 4, 2009, 9:03 am

    I would love to join the challenge! I ordered the DVD on Monday and still don’t have it yet, so I’ll be a few days behind – but I’m in !

  • Marissa March 4, 2009, 9:35 am

    I would love to join the challenge! I just tried it for the first time off On Demand today and it made me realize how weak my upper body is! I need to buy it now so I can keep it up!

  • MyRunningJourney March 4, 2009, 10:12 am

    I’m doing it for 30 days straight (also in the morning, as soon as I get up). I’m on day 18 right now and I can see a big difference in my arms and abs. It kicks my butt.

  • lauren March 4, 2009, 10:33 am

    I started doing some of Jillian Michaels workouts a couple times of week and love them! I need to get the full DVD…

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