Enhance Me!

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If you love Mix My Granola (and who doesn’t?), you’ll love their new Enhancers line!  The kind folks at Mix My Granola (who, by the way, is a sponsor of the Summit!) sent me a pack to try out:

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The Enhancer Sample Mix contained: organic granola, cranberries, dried blueberries, roasted almonds, 100 mg of caffeine, and lucuma (a source of fiber, beta carotene, and iron).

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I had  my Enhancer Sample Mix with yogurt and a sliced banana.  No coffee necessary today!

 

Hello, granola perfection:

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I really like Mix My Granola — its so fresh.  Not like the packaged granola you get in the stores.  I don’t think the enhancer changed the taste at all.

 

In other news….

 

  • I slept until 9 AM this morning.  I haven’t done that in AGES.
  • I woke up with one red, swollen eye that is extremely light sensitive.  I think I slept with a hair in my eye? 
  • My knees feeling BETTER than they ever have following a run!  I think the combination of icing, orthotics, ibuprofen, and knee sleeves did the trick! I cannot wait to start physical therapy and learn how to tape my knees. 
  • My METRIC CENTURY (60 miles!!) bike race is this SUNDAY!  So be sure to come back all this weekend to read about my pre-race prep as I prepare for the first bike race of my career!

 

Have a wonderful day!

{ 39 comments }

 

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 12, 2009, 6:35 am

    glorious sleep! I can't wait to get an extra hour or two myself tomorrow šŸ™‚

    Good luck on the bike ride!! I bet you are so pumped!!

    I can't wait to hear more about the Summit. šŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

  • Meg C. June 12, 2009, 6:39 am

    caitlin, you tease! stop dropping hints about the summit and give us the details!! haha

    glad you got to enjoy a good extra few hrs of sleep, and good luck on your bike race on sunday!

  • Coco June 12, 2009, 6:41 am

    The enhancers sound fantastic!!! Do they make the granola have a different taste though?

  • Kelly June 12, 2009, 6:46 am

    I agree with Meg- we want to know the summit info!

    Glad your knees feel great and good luck at the bike race this weekend!!!

  • Anna June 12, 2009, 6:46 am

    Ahh more summit teasers! Stop the torture and tell us moooore!
    Sleep is beautiful, ain't it?

  • Emily June 12, 2009, 6:46 am

    I'm not sure if you wear contacts or anything, but about a year ago I woke with my eye swollen and red. I couldn't look at light without it being painful. I thought it was a bad case of pink eye so I went to the doctor. Apparently the night before when I took my contacts out I ripped some of my cornea and it was starting to get infected.

    If you don't wear contacts I'm not sure the same thing can happen. I'm sure it can though.

    Can't wait to hear more deatails about the summit!!

  • runnerskitchen June 12, 2009, 6:47 am

    Sleeping until 9am, no knee pain, and a fun bike race to look forward to?? Looks like you're going to have a great weekend!

    It's amazing how little things (icing, ibuprofen, PT) can improve the body. I've been so impatient with my injury, but I'm really trying to slow down and do everything I can to fix my hammy/IT band. Have a great Friday!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 12, 2009, 6:49 am

    REGARDING THE SUMMIT:

    i cannot release the final details until we sign the contract with the primary sponsor. we are signing it TODAY or MONDAY hopefully so stay tuned for the details! i'm sorry!!! trust me i want to tell you!

    re: enhancers – nope they dont change the taste at all.

  • Katherine June 12, 2009, 6:54 am

    Can't wait for a summit update!!

  • K from ksgoodeats June 12, 2009, 6:57 am

    You slept in until 9? I'm so jealous!!

  • Melissa (fitnessnyc) June 12, 2009, 7:01 am

    glad to hear everything is going well. bfast was very pretty!

  • Brandi June 12, 2009, 7:04 am

    those enhancers sound great! I love the muesli + granola I have from them, but I have to get through those before I order more šŸ™‚

    My right eye does that a lot; I can't tell if I end up with cat hair in my eye all night, my own hair, or if I randomly sleep while poking myself in the eye? It's annoying and sore, but it usually goes away by mid day.

    yay for sleeping in!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health June 12, 2009, 7:06 am

    love sleeping in! I am glad your knees are feeling good!

  • haya June 12, 2009, 7:08 am

    good luck at your bike race!!

    i had my first ever race this year (http://trainingtolive.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/stg-2-a/) and it was really fun

  • Danielle June 12, 2009, 7:09 am

    Yay, I love sleeping in late! Good luck biking!

  • tfh June 12, 2009, 7:11 am

    Caffeine in granola? Yum! Good luck this Sunday, if I don't get a chance to stop by before then– you make me want to be brave enough to sign up for a bike race!

  • elliebelle June 12, 2009, 7:11 am

    Yay for sleep and a good feeling knee! Can't wait to hear more about your race.

  • recipesforcreativity June 12, 2009, 7:14 am

    Ah, it feels so good to sleep in! I hope your eyes feels better, though!

  • Julie June 12, 2009, 7:34 am

    can't wait to hear more about the summit!

    http://strivingforbalance.wordpress.com/

  • roseyrebecca June 12, 2009, 7:40 am

    That granola looks amazing! I love blueberries!!

  • april June 12, 2009, 7:40 am

    Great breakfast! Glad you got to sleep in.. with your busy schedule you need the rest!

  • Betsy June 12, 2009, 7:41 am

    MMmm that looks delicious!
    I ā™„ sleep šŸ™‚

  • Jenny June 12, 2009, 7:43 am

    i am very intrigued by this enhancer business – i've seen it all over the blogosphere.. i'm going to check out the site pronto!

  • Priyanka loves food June 12, 2009, 8:03 am

    I am so jealous that you slept until 9. I agree with others, can't wait to hear more about the summit!!

    I guess for the eye try applying some ice to reduce the redness and swelling!!

    Have a great day!

  • Matt June 12, 2009, 8:29 am

    Good luck this weekend!

  • Carrie H June 12, 2009, 8:46 am

    Caitlin —

    I am so happy for you since your doctor appointment yesterday! Yay for still being able to run!

    Sooo, I am riding in my first-ever bike race tomorrow! I'm pretty exicted and a little scared … It's duathalon with a 1.2k run, a 25k ride and a 5k run after.

    Good luck to you and me this weekend!

  • Ryane June 12, 2009, 8:52 am

    Heyo – I saw this recipe on the Amazing Grass website and instantly thought of you…. looks like awesome fuel for your ride this weekend!

    Happy Friday!

  • Ryane June 12, 2009, 8:53 am

    Would help if I remembered to "paste" it hmm

    Amazing Grass Oatmeal Pancake created by Amie at The Healthy Apple Blog, http://www.thehealthyapple.wordpress.com

    1/3 cup oats
    2 eggs
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood powder
    1/2 a mashed ripened banana
    Cinnamon to taste
    Directions

    Mix together oats and two eggs with, Amazing Grass powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a bowl. Add mashed banana to the batter. Preheat a skillet on the stovetop sprayed with non-stick spray. Pour batter into skillet over medium heat, forming into a pancake shape. Cook for 3 minutes or until slightly brown; using a spatula, carefully flip the pancake. When pancake is completely cooked, remove from skillet and serve. Top with fresh fruit and drizzle with honey, syrup or warm nut butter.

  • Steph Runs the City June 12, 2009, 9:15 am

    good luck with the bike race this weekend! can't wait to hear more about the blogger summit šŸ™‚

  • Runeatrepeat June 12, 2009, 9:31 am

    That granola looks so good. Thanks for the review šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous June 12, 2009, 9:56 am

    I hope your eye is okay! I had the same thing happen last month and it ended up being a ulcer on my cornea … not to terrify you or anything!, it just required some eye drops, haha. You can never be too cautious with your eyes though, I'd see an eye doctor by the end of the day if it's not feeling better, I'd hate for you to have to wait until Monday.

    Glad to here the knee is feeling better! Rooting for you šŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  • runsarah June 12, 2009, 10:12 am

    Hope your eye is okay! The granola looks great and perfect to add to oatmeal. Interested to hear about the bike race!!

  • Heather C June 12, 2009, 10:18 am

    Yumm that Granola looks so good!!

    GOOD LUCK on your first bike race!!!

  • eatingRD June 12, 2009, 10:37 am

    I can't wait to hear about your race prep. I'm really wanting to do the silverman 1/2 tri, but I'd really have to train in the swimming and running department!

  • Jennifer June 12, 2009, 10:41 am

    I'm glad your knee is feeling o.k.

    That granola looks awesome. I'm hungry now.

  • Niki June 12, 2009, 10:44 am

    Yay for no knee pain!! I think the caffeine boost sounds great to me!! Can't wait for info on the summit!!

  • seesaraheat June 12, 2009, 10:51 am

    Yummy granola! I'm so glad your knee is feeling better. Can't wait to hear about the bike race. Good luck and have fun!

  • Diana June 12, 2009, 10:56 am

    Ah, I heard about the Enhancers – funny to think you could get a buzz from granola, but I guess it's possible now!

  • Susan June 12, 2009, 2:28 pm

    Can't wait to hear about your bike race!! I've discovered that I LOVE cycling while getting ready for my triathlon. I think I may try to do a bike-only race by the end of the summer šŸ™‚

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