Race Prep

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Good morning!  I was a flurry of activity this morning, trying to get ready for tomorrow’s race.  I am excited/nervous about the race, as it not only is a trail race, but it’s also the LONGEST distance I’ve ever tackled (15.0 miles).


As usual, I’ve photographed all my goodies so you can see what I’m taking with me (we’re staying in a hotel near the race site tonight).  Here are my eats:


Outside of the lunchbox: sports beans, a PowerBar for a snack, Quench gum, and Clif Shot Bloks.  Inside:  my pre-race breakfast (PB sammie and a banana) plus a post-race snack (MyoPlex Vanilla Protein Shake).




Race outfit + a hat + knee sleeves!


And other odds and ends:


Moleskin, my RoadID, sunscreen, deo for my BO, and my CamelBak (the race is 15.0 miles long and there are only 3 water stops).


I feel prepared!




English muffin with an eggie:


Grape + Banana + Vanilla Chobani fruit salad:


Squeezing in Some Movement


My traditional pre-race workout is yoga class, which starts at 8:30 AM on Friday.  However, I made the PIVOTAL MISTAKE of checking my work e-mail at 10 PM last night (note to self: never, ever do that on the weekend!!) and discovered a major fire that needs to be put out NOW.  So, I might have to work this afternoon before I leave for the race start.  Which means I spent the morning packing and whatnot. 


I have a haircut downtown at 10 AM, so I’m going to leave a little early and walk a few laps around Lake Eola.  I don’t believe in hardcore exercise the day before a long race, but I do find that some movement really keeps me loose and race-ready.


Gotta jet! See you for lunch.  Oh, and tonight I’ll be blogging on a normal schedule from the race location… which is in one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful State Parks in the USA, so be sure to come check out my scenery pictures! 


If you haven’t done so already, check out Zesty Cook’s blog to enter for a chance to win some of his super amazing Zesty apparel.  Or, buy one for yourself– all proceeds go to the food bank!



  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina April 10, 2009, 5:34 am

    good luck caitlin!

  • sarah W. April 10, 2009, 5:36 am


  • Abby April 10, 2009, 5:39 am

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • jenngirl April 10, 2009, 5:40 am

    Wonderful preparation! Good luck, I know you’ll do fantastic!!

  • VeggieGirl April 10, 2009, 5:43 am

    You’re ready!!! Good luck!!!

  • Mica April 10, 2009, 5:43 am

    You’re so prepared, Caitlin! I need to learn from you. I’ll probably be freaking out and throwing together some mismatched race outfit tonight.

    Good luck tomorrow! I hope it is a fantastic race!

  • d.a.r. April 10, 2009, 5:47 am

    Good luck tomorrow!!

  • Meg April 10, 2009, 5:50 am

    You are definitely prepared! Good luck with your run!

  • Alison April 10, 2009, 5:58 am

    Good luck and have fun!

  • iowagirleats April 10, 2009, 5:59 am

    OMG good luck – can’t wait to hear all about the race!!

  • seesaraheat April 10, 2009, 6:02 am

    Hey girl! I have a 10 mile road race tomorrow, so I will be thinking of you while I’m out there. Hope you can get that work situation wrapped up quickly. Good luck tomorrow and have a great time 🙂

  • Lisa D. April 10, 2009, 6:11 am

    Yay for almost race day!!! You are so prepared and I can’t wait to read all about it!!!! GO girl!

  • Ally April 10, 2009, 6:13 am

    Have fun tomorrow! If you friend Harry is single you can tell him you have an interested reader : ) Ha!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance) April 10, 2009, 6:13 am

    So exciting! Good luck with the race!

  • Rose April 10, 2009, 6:13 am

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see the results!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 10, 2009, 6:14 am

    thanks guys!!

    ally – do you live in florida???

  • haya (living and learning) April 10, 2009, 6:19 am

    good luck!!!

    i am sadly addicted to checking my work email on evenings and weekends and all the times that i should not be working. this is a really bad habit that i need to break.

  • Amy April 10, 2009, 6:20 am

    I have no doubts you’ll TOTALLY rock the race. Good luck! 🙂

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

    Good luck packing and getting ready!

  • nibblesandwiggles April 10, 2009, 6:24 am

    Good luck with the race!

    Sucks that work through a wrench in your plans.

  • tfh April 10, 2009, 6:27 am

    You are going to be awesome! Just have fun and enjoy the scenery. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  • Quinn April 10, 2009, 6:29 am

    Good luck this weekend girl! Looks like you’ve got everything organized – you’ll do great!

  • bhealthier April 10, 2009, 6:30 am

    Travel Safe, Run Safe, Kick ASS!!!

  • Siobhan April 10, 2009, 6:43 am

    Good luck tomorrow! Just think about how good you’re going to feel after running 15 miles- thats an accomplishment in itself!

  • Erica April 10, 2009, 6:44 am

    Best of luck! Love seeing everything you’re bringing! So organized 😉

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog April 10, 2009, 6:51 am

    looks like you’re all set! you’re going to do great!

    15 miles and only 3 water stops?! that’s crazy. thank goodness for camelbaks!!

  • Amanda April 10, 2009, 7:03 am

    Good luck, can’t wait to read all about it! I hope you get your work fire put out easily.

  • thecleanveggie April 10, 2009, 7:09 am

    good luck with your race 😀

  • Erin April 10, 2009, 7:17 am

    Your outfit is so cute, very Easter-y, haha. Good luckm you’ll do great! Watch out for Easter bunnies, lol , I’m corny…

  • Tyler April 10, 2009, 7:27 am

    Good luck!!! Looks like you are well stocked up 🙂

  • balanceisbest April 10, 2009, 7:29 am

    OOOO I love haircut days! 🙂 I also love Ocean Potion sunscreen…random, but it’s my favorite because we always used it in Destin.

    You seem totally prepared and I know that you’re going to rock those 15 miles!!!! Have fun! 🙂

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

  • Oh She Glows April 10, 2009, 7:39 am

    I’m SO excited for you!!

    Thanks for showing us everything you pack. It gives me a great idea for what I should pack when I do a race. 🙂 I can’t believe they only have 3 water stops!

  • livelovelaugheatlearn April 10, 2009, 7:39 am

    Good luck on the race and I hope the work thing is all worked out!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous April 10, 2009, 7:41 am

    Have fun! You are going to rock the race, as usual!

    Also, Caitlin – please tell me that i’m not alone in stressing about my wedding dress? I had a bit of a breakdown yesterday (just posted about it)…. do all brides go thru this?!

  • Carolina John April 10, 2009, 7:50 am

    Good luck at the race tomorrow. smart move taking the camelbak. i swear by one.

  • Matt April 10, 2009, 8:25 am

    Good luck this weekend!

  • BethAnn Caputo April 10, 2009, 8:26 am

    good luck! you’re going to do great! can’t wait to hear post race details =)

  • Bec April 10, 2009, 8:43 am

    Good Luck!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK April 10, 2009, 8:48 am

    GOOD LUCK sweetie, just remember its for fun:) Love the outfit very spring time!

  • Carrie H April 10, 2009, 8:51 am

    Good luck on your race! And I have to say …

    Keep on fishing! I love to see what fishing is like for Floridians! So different from where I live … My family is full of avid Rocky Mountain fly-fisher*people*, and even though I don’t catch something all the time, it is great to be out in the mountain air with them!

  • Run Sarah April 10, 2009, 8:54 am

    Good luck Caitlin, you’ll do awesome!

  • Laura in Pgh April 10, 2009, 9:12 am

    You are definitely prepared – and are going to do aweseome!!! Wish I were doing the race too! I love running on trails … too bad I’m in the Burgh. Ya’ll have MUCH better weather. Have fun tomorrow!!

  • monsappetit April 10, 2009, 9:33 am

    good luck! i can’t wait to hear about it!

  • Holly April 10, 2009, 9:59 am

    Have a great race!! And don’t be surprised if you get a few more readers – I linked you in my Runners Lounge interview. 🙂

  • aron April 10, 2009, 11:09 am

    good luck this weekend!!!

  • Susan April 10, 2009, 4:38 pm

    Have an awesome race!! Good luck!

  • Anonymous April 10, 2009, 4:43 pm

    Do you drink the protein shake you packed often? I’m looking for a good one and am curious if I should try that one. Good luck this weekend!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 10, 2009, 6:14 pm

    anon – i like these shakes because they are portable and dont require refrigeration. they are good! i like muscle milk light powder too.

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