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Oh… my…. God.  I am so ridiculously sore from Crooms’ 15.4 Mile Trail Run (read the recap here).  Even my back and abs hurt (from stabilizing).  And check out the bra burn I mentioned in last night’s post:




HAPPY EASTER!  I don’t really celebrate Easter, but I like chocolate bunnies and Easter dinners.  :)  We don’t have any special plans today, and I have a TON of work to get done.  So, I better get cracking!


Breakfast was simple and so good.  After yesterday’s race-induced feast, I just wanted something small and wholesome:


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: brown sugar and pecans


Plus a coffee:




Today is definitely a recovery day, but I might go to the gym and tool around on the stationary bicycle.  I’ve found keeping minimally active helps my muscles feel normal so much quicker — otherwise they get stiff and uncomfortable. 


Have a wonderful day!



  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) April 12, 2009, 5:39 am

    Yikes! That burn looks scary. Hope you feel less sore as the day goes on!

  • Nicole ( April 12, 2009, 5:42 am

    Wow! That burn looks intense. Have a great day!

  • VeggieGirl April 12, 2009, 5:50 am

    YIKES!! Scary burn.

    Delish oats!!


  • Meg April 12, 2009, 5:53 am

    Take it easy and I hope you recover quickly!

  • Oh She Glows April 12, 2009, 6:07 am

    OUCH! That bra burn looks fierce!
    Take it easy today, I can only imagine how sore you are!!!

    Happy Easter 🙂

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous April 12, 2009, 6:25 am

    Ouch! I have that on my back from my run the other day. First time i’ve ever gotten it!

  • Olga April 12, 2009, 6:34 am

    holy crap those burns look bad!

    I hope you get through your work and get to relax!

  • Kelly April 12, 2009, 6:35 am

    OUCH! Poor thing. But good for you completing the race.
    Take it easy today and enjoy your chocolate bunnies. I got 2 huge ones for my kids. Daughter calculated the Weight Watcher points for hers: 144! LOL

  • Mica April 12, 2009, 6:42 am

    Yikes, that is a battle scar for the ages. Props, Caitlin!

    We have the same Easter celebrations: work, light recovery, and chocolate. Sounds good to me (minus the work).

  • teacherwoman April 12, 2009, 6:55 am

    That’s what I love about cycling and swimming… when I am pretty sore from running, they are nice recovery workouts that can be as easy as I want them to be! Ouch on the bra burn… is that from the camelback too?

  • K from ksgoodeats April 12, 2009, 6:56 am

    Ouch 🙁 Take it easy today!!

  • Caitlin April 12, 2009, 6:57 am

    teacherwomen – no… i think it was just my bra, because i have the same burn along my ribcage. 🙁

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! April 12, 2009, 7:19 am

    outch scary burn!!!
    great breakkie combo!
    happy Easter!

  • Beth April 12, 2009, 7:20 am

    You’ve gotta get the Body Glide…it will change your life!

  • greendogwine April 12, 2009, 7:33 am

    Holy cow! That bra burn looks TERRIBLE! 🙁

    I meant to say this yesterday (but I think I only commented on Meghann’s post)- GREAT JOB ON THE RUN AND PDR!! You rock!

  • Run Sarah April 12, 2009, 7:44 am

    Ouch, that bra burn looks painful. Hope you have a good recovery today!

  • Bec April 12, 2009, 8:12 am

    ouch that bra burn is intense, hope you have a nice relaxing recovery day!

  • Kelly April 12, 2009, 9:38 am

    Need advice from ya.
    I’m pretty new to running and my feet look TERRIBLE now! I have blisters and rough feet. How do you keep your feet looking nice? Does the blister thing ever get better? I have some very nice asics that I had fitted for me at a running store so the shoes are great. Got the special socks and everything.
    Do you just get regular pedicures or what? I want to wear sandals but don’t want to gross people out. 😛

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 12, 2009, 10:43 am

    kelly – to be honest, my feet are pretty nasty. but i do get regular pedicures and always touch up my polish. 🙂

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance) April 12, 2009, 12:06 pm

    Ouch! That bra burn looks painful! Maybe try some aloe?

  • Susan April 12, 2009, 2:20 pm

    Ouch, that burn looks painful! Putting some lotion on it helps if my bra ever turns on me, so you could try that for a little relief.

    I definitely agree that doing something for recovery is better than doing nothing! Any sort of relaxed activity makes my muscles feel so much better! And I feel like less of a bum. 🙂

    Enjoy your Easter chocolate!

  • Abby April 12, 2009, 2:24 pm

    Ouch, that looks really painful!

    Awesome job yesterday!

  • Jenny April 12, 2009, 2:45 pm

    Ouch. Bra burn is not fun. I use vaseline now before long runs. It works really well and is much cheaper than body glide.

  • Alison April 12, 2009, 3:17 pm

    Happy Bunny Day!

    My husband always says that the best way to deal with sore muscles is to exercise more.

    Congrats again on the run.

  • Tami April 12, 2009, 4:16 pm

    ultra glide is on it’s way to me via

    after new bras, vaseline and all the rest i finally gave in. i hope it’s the wonder stuff that everyone claims it to be. the burn in the shower afterwards is sometimes worse than the run

  • Kaye April 12, 2009, 4:20 pm

    My bf says that 2 aspirin and 15 minutes of cardio do wonders when you’ve worked hardcore and feel the soreness. It gets the blood flowing!
    I find that it really works, he’s not just trying to trick me into working out!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog April 12, 2009, 4:43 pm

    congrats on your race!!! those bra marks look rough!!! oh the things we put ourselves through for our loves…

  • bhealthier April 13, 2009, 5:31 am

    Congrats on the race Caitlin!!!

    Hope that bra burn heals quickly!

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