Good morning!


Today is my official "off" day from my full time job; unfortunately, I did not meet a deadline yesterday, so I will be working today.  The only thing that sucks more than working is working for free (I’m hourly).  Sigh!


I woke up to a lovely Cashew Pancake breakfast, which made things a little bit more cheerful:


I made the pancakes using Hodgson’s Mills InstaBake mix + 2 tablespoons of crushed cashews.  Pecans are better, but the cashews gave it a nice chew!


Plus, "diploma maple syrup" (can you see my University of Pittsburgh diploma in the reflection?)


And two plums:


I was determined to get in a good workout this AM and was planning to do a back-to-back elliptical and swim session to help me train for the Metric Century and Triathlon.  I started on the elliptical (while multi-tasking and reading for work). 


  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Distance: 2.5 miles (on elliptical)


Afterwards, I headed over to the pool only to discover that the AquaFit class was in session! Arg!  So, I’ll be heading back to the pool tonight to get in my laps.  I really do NOT like two-a-days.


I ran a bunch of errands.  After coming home, I refueled with a Green Monster:


It was the usual blend (1 banana, 1 cup unsweet almond milk, 1 tablespoon flax, and 2 cups kale).  Delicious.


Off to work I go! 


What college did you go to?  Represent your college pride!  If you didn’t go to college, what’s your favorite college sports team?  I’ll start – UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH!



  • Carrie H May 15, 2009, 7:30 am

    University of Wyoming, baby! Brown and gold all the way!


  • Beth May 15, 2009, 7:32 am

    Appalachian State…defeaters of Michigan in football in 07! πŸ™‚

  • jsorrels May 15, 2009, 7:34 am

    I went to Vanderbilt University- Go Dores! But I cheer on my home state school- University of Kentucky. Go Big Blue!

    What a fun thread!

    ps. that is lame you have to work for free. it always sucks no matter what the circumstances are. happy weekend!

  • itsawrapteacher May 15, 2009, 7:38 am

    The University of Texas at Austin- GO LONGHORNS!!

  • Brandi May 15, 2009, 7:39 am

    ooh, cashew pancakes sound good.

    Virginia Tech! Go Hokies πŸ™‚ I know we’ll have some ACC rivalries once football season starts back up πŸ™‚

    I actually went to 3 colleges (transferred twice), but graduate from VT with my B.A., and my M.S. just in December.

  • Susan May 15, 2009, 7:39 am

    University of Maryland…GO TERPS!!!

    Also, Rush University for nursing school, but no one has ever heard of it. πŸ™‚

  • Audrey W. May 15, 2009, 7:39 am

    Bentley College, just outside of’s actually Bentley University now apparently but back in the day when i went there (graduated in 07 haha) it was still just a college.

  • Thinspired May 15, 2009, 7:40 am

    I love your pancake breakfasts, Caitlin! I went to UC Irvine and LOVED it! πŸ™‚

  • Peanuts & Crackerjacks May 15, 2009, 7:40 am

    Duquesne University undergrad, University of Virginia for the PhD! But I’m a WVU fan at heart!! (Don’t hate me Caitlin!!)

  • Esquire Eats Well May 15, 2009, 7:41 am

    Western Kentucky University!! Go Hilltoppers! And I went to the University of Louisville for law school – Go Cards!

  • Victoria May 15, 2009, 7:41 am

    University of Illinois. Loved it. Still love it!

  • Trish May 15, 2009, 7:42 am

    Boston’s Emerson College here!! πŸ™‚

  • iowagirleats May 15, 2009, 7:43 am

    University of Northern Iowa – holllllla!!! Loved it, would go back in half a second…

  • Kelly May 15, 2009, 7:43 am

    Catholic University! (doesn’t quite fit in with the rest i suppose) haha…yummy breakfast πŸ™‚

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog May 15, 2009, 7:43 am

    Rhodes College in Memphis!! And I’m starting law school at UNC this fall! woo! go tar heels!

  • Staecey May 15, 2009, 7:44 am

    Central Michigan University- FIRE UP CHIPS!!!!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health May 15, 2009, 7:44 am

    University of Arizona! You don’t get paid overtime? LAME!

  • Rose May 15, 2009, 7:44 am

    Great question – I’ll have to look through and see if I know anyone πŸ™‚

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and I’m now at the University of Baltimore (UMBC).

  • Suzanne May 15, 2009, 7:44 am

    The University of Virginia πŸ™‚ Although I don’t graduate until Sunday! Those pancakes sounds delicious!

  • Jenny May 15, 2009, 7:49 am

    Sacred heart universityyyyyy.. holla!

    lovely pancake breakfast girl.. crushed cashews, genius!

  • Elsa May 15, 2009, 7:49 am

    DePaul University! Go Blue Demons!
    But unfortunatelyÒ€¦the school (or I should say the students) werenÒ€ℒt big on school pride (unless the basketball team was in the NCAA Tourney, which did not happen while I attended). But I am still proud of my alma mater!

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009, 7:49 am

    University of Minnesota. Maroon and gold. Oh yeah!

  • HangryPants May 15, 2009, 7:52 am


    No idea where my multiple diplomas are, but you’ve inspired me to find them!

  • Dori May 15, 2009, 7:54 am

    Love the diploma syrup! Hilarious. I went to Binghamton — it’s the “Ivy of the SUNYs!”

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009, 7:55 am


    eat sh*t pitt!

    sorry caitlin, had to say it πŸ™‚ seriously love the blog tho

  • Janet May 15, 2009, 7:59 am

    I went to UCLA – Go Bruins!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 15, 2009, 7:59 am

    anon – hahahah its ok. i understand. i almost wrote something negative about the gators in my post. i love college rivarlies!

  • Katie C May 15, 2009, 8:01 am

    I graduated from Ohio University….but like most Ohioans I am an avid Ohio State fan! πŸ™‚

  • Aimee May 15, 2009, 8:04 am

    College – Ohio University

    Law School – University of Pittsburgh

  • Olga May 15, 2009, 8:04 am

    University of Massachusetts Amherst! Still here and still love it πŸ™‚

  • Meg May 15, 2009, 8:05 am

    The pancakes look fantastic!

    Southern Methodist University for me!

  • seesaraheat May 15, 2009, 8:05 am

    University of Louisville, go Cards!

  • Danielle May 15, 2009, 8:07 am

    I’m still going to…. SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY! Woohoo πŸ™‚ Our football glory days are long gone, but we’ve still got basketball!

  • Meg C. May 15, 2009, 8:07 am

    Bucknell University!

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009, 8:08 am

    4 years…4 titles… GO GATORS!

  • Leah May 15, 2009, 8:08 am

    I graduate from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities on Sunday! Go Gophers!

  • Sammy May 15, 2009, 8:09 am

    Currently a junior at Washington University in St. Louis πŸ™‚

  • Reese May 15, 2009, 8:09 am

    Caitlin siiince you went there I gotta represent my Florida Gators. In my four years of college we won 3 national titles (two in basketball and one in football) with another in football the year after I graduated…

    Everyone always wants to hate on the champs πŸ˜‰

  • Katherine May 15, 2009, 8:10 am

    I just tried the most delicious cashew butter!!! Your pancakes sound delicious!!!

    Good luck with your work today!

  • Stephanie May 15, 2009, 8:12 am

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette, RAGIN’ CAJUNS!! πŸ™‚

  • Running Through Life May 15, 2009, 8:13 am

    Eastern Illinois University, go Panthers!

  • Julia May 15, 2009, 8:14 am

    UC Santa Barbara Baby!

  • runsarah May 15, 2009, 8:14 am

    University of British Columbia, in Canada πŸ™‚ Still a student there…after 8 years and who knows how much money, I hope I still have some decent alumni pride πŸ˜‰

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) May 15, 2009, 8:16 am

    Northwestern University! Go Wildcats!

  • Bec May 15, 2009, 8:16 am

    boo-urns on working for free, those pancakes look great though!

  • Beezus May 15, 2009, 8:17 am

    University of Washington – love me some DAWGS!

  • Lauryn May 15, 2009, 8:18 am

    love love love those pancakes! i’ll have to recreate them STAT =)

    and i just graduated (ahhh!) from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill!

    oh and working for free? what a bummer! i’m sure you’ll get it done in no time!

  • Alison May 15, 2009, 8:23 am

    I cheer for both Ariz. State U. and Univ. of Minnesota

  • SuzanneRN May 15, 2009, 8:25 am

    Mount Holyoke College for undergrad!!! And right now… Hofstra University for grad school! πŸ™‚

  • BOBBI McCORMICK May 15, 2009, 8:30 am

    Crichton College, Memphis TN!!!

    And did you know its national ride your bike to work day?!

  • Apples, Auburn, and Ashley May 15, 2009, 8:32 am

    Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama…war eagle!

  • Nicole ( May 15, 2009, 8:40 am

    I went to Southern Connecticut State University..we had a really good girls basketball team! State champs, wooooo!

  • JohannaB May 15, 2009, 8:43 am

    Go Jayhawks!! (Kansas University in Lawrence, KS)

  • Emily May 15, 2009, 8:44 am

    University of Maryland for undergrad and heading back there in the fall for my MPH. Go Terps πŸ™‚

  • Lindsay May 15, 2009, 8:46 am

    Northern Illinois University – Go Huskies!!
    Who Let The Dogs Out?!

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009, 8:47 am

    You have a fellow Pitt reader here! I’m working on my pharmacy degree, go panthers πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • jenngirl May 15, 2009, 8:52 am

    University of Mississippi! Go Rebs! Hotty Toddy!! πŸ˜‰

    Hope you have a good Friday!

  • Jen May 15, 2009, 8:54 am

    Rock Chalk, Johanna! also a KU grad from Lawrence, Kansas…

  • kirsten May 15, 2009, 8:55 am

    SUNY Oneonta, sports was not a big thing there πŸ™‚

  • MyRunningJourney May 15, 2009, 9:01 am

    I went to a small liberal arts school in North GA, Reinhardt College. When it comes to college sports, I’m a Clemson Tiger fan through and through! My husband went there and “adopted” me into the Clemson family. πŸ™‚

  • Neely May 15, 2009, 9:09 am

    Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton. Owls… woot!

    Nothing like being a broke college kid who can’t afford lunch living alongside Bentley-driving, Prada-wearing, Chilean Sea Bass-eating housewives in the the land of the bored, the vain and the vapid.

  • sloank May 15, 2009, 9:09 am

    I went to Lafayette College however am an avid Ohio State football fan, go Buckeyes!!!

  • Niki May 15, 2009, 9:11 am

    University of Memphis!! Memphis Tigers basketball all the way!!

  • Samantha May 15, 2009, 9:11 am

    University of Washington for me! Huskies (-:

  • Hi! I'm Erin May 15, 2009, 9:11 am

    I’m intrigued by this “working for free” thing. I’ve only ever worked union jobs (where there was no working for free allowed) or salaried jobs. Guess I’m lucky!

    For undergrad I went to Miami University (in Ohio, thank you) and for grad school I went to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Now I work for another university and someday might have a degree from here, too!

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009, 9:18 am

    Northeastern University in Boston!

  • K from ksgoodeats May 15, 2009, 9:20 am

    Bummer to having to work today πŸ™ Hope it’s not too rough!!

  • Bridget May 15, 2009, 9:24 am

    University of New Hampshire!! Go Wildcats! Omg I miss college SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • megan May 15, 2009, 9:26 am

    Grove City College! has anyone ever heard of it? (Caitlin – I’m orignally from the Pittsburgh area!)

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009, 9:28 am

    Santa Clara University, Class of 2005!


  • Kristen May 15, 2009, 9:30 am

    University of Connecticut undergrad and Duquesne University for grad. A Pittsburgh connection!

  • PRT May 15, 2009, 9:30 am

    San Pablo CEU for my Pharmacy degree and Complutense University for my nutrition and Food Technology degree.

    Bummer that you have to work today

  • canesfan May 15, 2009, 9:31 am

    Its all about the U….
    5 time national champs Played for 9since 1983 (MOST IN NCAA)

    UF 3 FSU 2 = 5

    -47 Players in the NFL (NCAA record)
    -record for the most consecutive years of a player being selected in the first round (14)Sadly just ended in 2009
    -the most players (6) ever drafted in the first round in 1 year(2004)
    -58 home game winning streak (NCAA Record)

    And yes i hear you ask? How is the academics? 2009 Academic progress reports for all D1 Sports programs…University of Miami 7th (Highest university who have won a national championship this decade)
    FSU 80th

    P.S. PLAYBOY just named UM the #1 party school in all of america!


  • Kailey (SnackFace) May 15, 2009, 9:31 am

    Ohio University, fo sho! Love my school. Don’t care for sports, though. Good luck getting through the unpaid work day!

  • *One Step at a Time* May 15, 2009, 9:32 am

    UMass Amherst for undergrad and now grad school too!!

  • Allie May 15, 2009, 9:34 am

    THE Ohio State University! I’m surprised I’m the first one! πŸ™‚

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 15, 2009, 9:37 am

    hahaha im going to make a wild guess that “canesfan” is my husband. if not, then he and canesfan should hang out.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 15, 2009, 9:42 am

    haHAHAHAHAH “canesfan” is NOT the husband. ohmigod, it sounded just like him. if i have to hear “it’s all about the U” one more time… LOL

    we have season tickets, did you know?

  • Kat22 May 15, 2009, 9:54 am


  • Meghann May 15, 2009, 9:56 am

    I have loved reading the comments here!!

    Esquire Eats Well : My little brother is on the WKU baseball team! Before he started, I had no clue what a Hilltopper was, and now I’m their biggest fan πŸ™‚

    I went to the College of Charleston — no football team, but still goooooooo Cougars !

  • RissyKay May 15, 2009, 9:58 am

    University of Wisconsin Badgers!

    Go Bucky!!

    (your breakfast looks delicious)

  • Julie May 15, 2009, 10:14 am

    Duquesne University in Pittsburgh….but loved heading down Forbes to hit up Oakland and get a dose of Pitt partying!

  • Tabby May 15, 2009, 10:16 am

    VCU!!! Rams basketball is slowly making its way up to the big leagues- we beat Duke a couple years back!!

  • Whitney May 15, 2009, 10:21 am

    University of Oregon (graduating in less than a month…eek!), but my family has 4 generations of Jayhawks, so like Jen and Johanna I’m a pretty big University of Kansas fan πŸ˜‰ It’s in the blood!

  • kristin point May 15, 2009, 10:22 am

    Go Umass Amherst!

    I love college sports, I’m also a big Syracuse fan in general (rents went there) and John Hopkins Lacrosse fan.

  • Rachel May 15, 2009, 10:31 am

    I would love a plum right about now!

    I went to James Madison University…go dukes!!

  • L. Elizabeth May 15, 2009, 10:33 am

    Villanova University!
    Go Wildcats! Woop Woop!

  • Kate May 15, 2009, 10:49 am

    University of Ottawa, in the capital of Canada!!! GO GEE GEES!!

  • carolinebee May 15, 2009, 10:52 am

    I went to USC (represent West Coast!) So cute that you hang up your diploma I’m totally doing that! Boo for work on Friday I hope you finish soon πŸ˜€

  • greenbean May 15, 2009, 11:05 am


    i didn’t know you went there too. πŸ™‚

  • just me May 15, 2009, 11:39 am


  • Jennifer May 15, 2009, 11:54 am

    Wesleyan University

  • Lauren May 15, 2009, 12:07 pm

    Central Missouri State… go mules! πŸ™‚

  • Emily May 15, 2009, 12:16 pm

    i’m a pitt grad too!!!

    (now i’m at ucla)

  • Christina May 15, 2009, 12:28 pm

    I just graduated from the University of Pittsburgh! Go Pitt!!!

  • Jenn May 15, 2009, 12:32 pm

    Penn State proud:-)

  • Natalie Rae May 15, 2009, 12:47 pm

    Western Washington University & Central Washington University- I school hopped πŸ™‚ around WA… and now I work by the U of WA campus- GO HUSKIES!

  • Lisa D. May 15, 2009, 1:01 pm

    go cats go, university of vermont! and I went to Northwestern for a year so I always root for them come football season!

  • Allison May 15, 2009, 2:19 pm

    University of Idaho!
    Goooooo Vandals!

  • Meredith May 15, 2009, 3:33 pm

    Elon University! Please post something about the summit. I am so excited to hear about it.

  • Jordan May 15, 2009, 3:35 pm

    I went to University of North Florida, but their team isn’t really anything, ha. Most people haven’t even heard of the Ospreys outside of Jax. All of our teams kinda suck except maybe baseball.

  • Shana May 15, 2009, 5:04 pm

    Georgia College & State University (GC&SU)…Class of 2006

  • Lynne May 15, 2009, 5:04 pm

    University of Tampa – small school, no football team, but we have a pretty good baseball team. Go Spartans!

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009, 5:46 pm

    university of the arts in philly, pa!

  • Lauren May 15, 2009, 6:11 pm

    We Are! PENN STATE!!!!

    I actually have a few friends who graduated from Pit. Great school!

  • Do-Maura-rigatou May 15, 2009, 8:30 pm

    I’m going to UNC right now!
    Go heels! πŸ™‚

  • ChickPea May 15, 2009, 9:06 pm

    Hard-core DUKIE here! Love my Blue Devils!

  • inmytummy May 16, 2009, 8:34 am

    University of Vermont. Go Cats!!

  • elise May 16, 2009, 10:15 am

    UCLA!! go bruins πŸ™‚

  • Sarah May 16, 2009, 4:33 pm

    UC San Diego!!!

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