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Sometimes just eat cereal for dinner.  :)  And cherries


I am taking some much-needed R&R tonight, but I’ll be back tomorrow with a 5 or 6 mile run recap.  I really want to break into 13 or 14 miles this week, as I need to start building mileage for my upcoming 15K race.


In the meantime…. here are three fun facts about me:


  • I have my middle name (also my mother’s name) tattooed on my hip.
  • Once I almost bungee jumped, but I backed out at the top and made them refund my money!
  • I am a really, really bad driver.  Terrible.  People hate being my passenger and complain the entire time. 


What are three fun facts about you?



  • Frannie July 25, 2009, 6:45 pm

    I'll go first!

    My name is Frannie and…

    1) I honestly hate bacon. And I'm not a big fan of peanut butter…

    2) As of right now, I'm one of 2 American females in my Biochemistry Ph.D. program. There are about 60 students in the program.

    3) I talk to myself. A lot. Loudly.

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health July 25, 2009, 6:51 pm

    OOOhh fun.

    1. I have my nose, tongue, tragus and belly button pierced, as well as 3 tattoos. (one on each hip, one on my wrist.)

    2. I smell everything before I eat it, if it smells weird I won't try it.

    3. In a public restroom I always trash the first part of the TP then use the next part. Who knows who touched it!!

  • Michelle July 25, 2009, 6:56 pm

    Here are my three facts:

    1. I hate mayo so much that if I get served it on a sandwhich or a heavy salad dressing my immediate reaction is a rage-filled anger whereby I want to throw the food across the rooms. It's so weird. I have to take deep breaths.

    2. I went to Timor and found my soul which I gave to my boyfriend after he said that I wasn't 'thin enough'

    3. I can do a kartwheel into the splits

    Fun top Caitlin.

  • Anonymous July 25, 2009, 6:56 pm

    I am a lawyer.

    I have over 20 tattoos, most of which I have to cover for work.

    There is one very popular food blog that infuriates me so much — the girl just makes me so freaking mad — but i just keep reading it to torture myself. (And i don't make any rude comments on her blog; I keep it all to myself because there's no need to hurt feelings.)

  • *Andrea* July 25, 2009, 6:58 pm

    cereal for dinner is completely necessary some nights!! i had kashi waffles tonight for din 🙂 i like the idea of tattooing your middle name – mine is also my mom's name, and i love her so much.

    1) i have a belly button piercing
    2) i am newly addicted to kombucha, which has replaced my daily starbucks lattes this wk
    3) i love laughing and being ridiculous with my best friend who has been by college roommate all 3 years (and for next yr/senior yr)
    4)boston is my favorite city in the world
    5) i love to TRAVEL (in the past year i've traveled to armenia, amsterdam and ireland for community service/school trips) and plan to do it for my job when i graduate as a consultant

    6) i LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!

  • amy. July 25, 2009, 7:02 pm

    Never would have guessed the tattoo fact 😉

    Enjoy your rest!

  • Kim July 25, 2009, 7:02 pm

    What fun!!!

    1. I am hoping to do my first full marathon next Spring (after doing my first half in Oct) and then want to get "26.2" tattooed on my foot.

    2. I ran to Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus songs on the treadmill this AM. I can thank my daughter for that. 😉

    3. I have slowly been eliminating meat from my diet, almost subconciously. I still eat fish and some chicken, but have been steering clear of red meat. More than half of my meals are comprised of veggies, beans or some other protein source.

    My hubby says I am a horrible driver and picks on my driving the whole time I drive (like that helps!).

  • Gina July 25, 2009, 7:05 pm


    1. In high school I took a tough physics class because I wanted to be a pediatrician, I ended up studying graphic design instead.

    2. I have been to every state on the east coast.

    3. My husband and I renovated a townhouse that was built in the early 1800s. We actually have a picture of it from late 1800s.

  • itsawrapteacher July 25, 2009, 7:09 pm

    Hmmm…three fun facts for myself?

    1) I never wear my hair down. It's curly and frizzy and will puff out like Bozo the clown.

    2) I should have a separate room for just my shoes, I have so many!

    3)I sucked my thumb until I as 12. Oh the shame!

  • Anonymous July 25, 2009, 7:16 pm

    i sucked my thumb till i was 12, too!

  • Eliza July 25, 2009, 7:21 pm

    1. I am an anti-violence educator, and work to prevent violence against women, but my two favorite t.v. shows are The Sopranos and The Wire- both of which regularly show violence against women and the degradation and objectification of women.

    2. I have two tattoos, one was professionally done and reads "a lovely light" which is a line from a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay. The second was done by my best friend during her pregnancy using a sewing needle and India ink (aka a "stick and poke"- she had to go over it 4 times, so she did it throughout her pregnancy, and then went over it the last time while I was on my first date with my partner). It is a spiral, to symbolize breaking free of the cycles and patterns we put ourselves in.

    3. I am starting school in the fall to be a therapist, and will eventually be working with both survivors and perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence. I work my ass off. I'm really good at my job. The random part? I dream of being a stay-at-home mom.

  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out July 25, 2009, 7:27 pm

    hahaha on the driving!

    1. I have a music note tattoo with the letters TC underneath it (secret best friend code) but I hate it because it's on the side of my wrist and my students always whisper to each other that "ooooo she has a tatoo" lol

    2. I am currently sobbing my eyes out while watching the Notebook… my favorite movie

    3. I am 100% completely head over heals in love with someone but I don't think he knows it… I should tell him but I'm a chicken :/

  • Heather July 25, 2009, 7:28 pm

    My name is Heather and..

    1. I recently started a blog – check it out at http://www.runleangreen.com

    2. I LOVE peas.

    3. I like a minimum of 2 types of cereal in a bowl.

    4. I cannot stand cilantro.

  • recipesforcreativity July 25, 2009, 7:28 pm

    Fun Topic, would have never known you have a tattoo!

    1)I have a tattoo on my toe that I hid from my mom for seven years

    2)I love country music but will rarely admit it

    3)I am really bad at thinking of fun facts about me!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 25, 2009, 7:30 pm

    frannie – i am UBER impressed about your biochem phd!

    anon – yay tats!

    andrea – thanks!

    eliza – i love your three facts.

  • hookedup July 25, 2009, 7:30 pm

    I was supposed to have two middle names, but there was a mix-up and I only got one, two years later my sister got it. Roxanne.

    I have been a tomboy all my life, climbed the tallest of trees on to the scariest of limbs. I get nauseous in elevators, can't stand glass buildings and rooftops becausr I'm afraid of heights.

    I read Wuthering Heights, the unabridged version when I was 8 and wrote a paper on it when I was 16 without ever reading it again. I got an "A+". My mother bought me the book hoping to slow me down and save herself some money (I read about 3 books a week). I read it in a week and a half.

    Frannie I talk to myself too, loudly and in public, anywhere in public (it's great for decision making). My mother always says that you are okay just as long as you don't answer yourself.

  • earthybrit July 25, 2009, 7:35 pm

    My name is brittany

    1. I am accident prone.
    2. I have a scar on my neck, from a thyroid tumor.
    3. I failed the drivers test three times before I passed.
    4. I work at wholefoods market.

  • Heather July 25, 2009, 7:38 pm

    People tell me I'm a terrible driver, but I don't think I'm half bad. But hey, we're Floridians, we have to be defensive at all times 🙂

    My facts:
    1. I hate rollercoasters, and I'm deathly afraid of heights.
    2. I've never had the chicken pox or broken a bone.
    3. I love traveling but hate airplanes.

  • ash July 25, 2009, 7:41 pm

    oooh fun fact niceee

    well my names Ashleigh and…

    1) im a 16 year old who lives in Adelaide South Australia

    2)when i turn 18 i wanna get the peace sign tattooed* onto my lower back

    3)when i was 7 i wrote my first book a childrens book called Kyle and the big blue dinosaur, my teacher at the time wrote out the book using the school computers and printed a bunch of copies off, i drew illistrations for all the copies and a copie was given to the kindergarden at my school (we go to kindy when were four here FYI) and that copy is still there today almost 8 years later

  • roseyrebecca July 25, 2009, 7:45 pm

    Haha about the driving!! Fun post!!

    1. I am an office assistant for a Land Surveying Company and do everything under the sun for them, including deliveries. I also used to drive 40 minutes to get to school and my boyfriend's house (now we live together) so I drive ALL THE TIME but I still hit the curb when I pull into parking spots and 6 months ago, I backed into the tree in my boyfriend's parent's driveway, which I've backed out of for 4 years. lol I only get into accidents in parking lots

    2. I am a 22 yr old undergraduate English major/Journalism Minor but am seriously thinking about changing my major to nutrition

    3. I met Cyndi Lauper backstage at her concert last summer. I have a picture with her on the table right when you walk into my apartment!


  • Carol July 25, 2009, 7:49 pm

    Hi, Carol here…
    1) I have never broken a bone (other than a toe, and what can you do about that??) or had surgery (other than wisdom teeth…don't think they count).
    2) I don't have any tats, but I want one…still in the planning phase. And I've only ever pierced my ears, which have completely grown over…hence why I've never pierced elsewhere!
    3) I love the destinations, but I hate the traveling part, especially airplanes! If I could drive to Europe, I would!

    And Rebeca…tell him that you love him. What's the worse that can happen?? My first (and only) love recently died unexpectedly, and I so wanted to tell him that after all these years, I still had feelings for him.

  • roseyrebecca July 25, 2009, 7:54 pm

    Caitlin, thanks for the tip!! And I got the banana donut recipe from Angela's (ohsheglows) blog!!

  • Lo July 25, 2009, 8:22 pm

    Great topic!

    1. I'm a premed student, and if I make it through all of the schooling, ongoing testing, sleepless nights, and endless training, I plan to be either a surgeon or a dermatologist.

    2. Sometimes I wish time would stop so a moment could last long enough for me to really cherish it

    3. I read every morning when I wake up (before coffee!) and every evening before I go to sleep

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 25, 2009, 8:24 pm

    Ooh I love cereal for din!
    Let's see.. 1. I'm a terrible driver too.. let's just say it took a couple times to pass my driving test but yet I'm out on the road daily.
    2. I have lived in two of the largest cities in the country, and on both coasts.
    3. I used to have pancakes as an afterschool snack all the time when I was little, even up to hs!

  • Nina July 25, 2009, 8:31 pm

    1. I go back and forth between having my bellybutton pierced or not. It is pierced, but I periodically take out the ring for a few months and then put it back in when I feel like it.

    2. I don't get self conscious at the gym even when i'm just wearing my spandex pants and a t-shirt like i used to when I was much skinnier.

    3. I don't like mushrooms and peppers at all.

  • Sama July 25, 2009, 8:37 pm

    Love it! 1. My name means sky in arabic:) 2. I love britney spears more then anything haha 3. When I love a song I listen to it on repeat like crazy!!

  • Amanda (modernation) July 25, 2009, 9:40 pm

    Here are 3 facts about me:

    1. I am afraid of maple syrup – seriously, afraid. I have tried to look up a name for the phobia, but haven't found one yet.

    2. I do not know how to wink or whistle.

    3. I want to write a childrens book

  • Mary Sailors July 25, 2009, 9:41 pm

    I love how candid you are in your posts, awesome!!

    I LOVE brussel sprouts, have been working on knitting the same sweater for 3+ years, and just finished my 3rd year playing roller derby for Minnesota Rollergirls! Holler!

  • meagan July 25, 2009, 10:03 pm

    1. i hate fish. i cannot eat seafood to save my life.
    2. i'm an introvert whose ratio of socializing to alone time is 1 hr: 2 hrs
    3. if i'm reading and someone talks to me i honesty can't hear them, and if they bug me until i do i'm likely to not be very nice (ask my husband!)

    fun topic 🙂 enjoy your staycation!

  • Kelsey July 25, 2009, 10:08 pm

    Hey Caitlin! Love your blog and can totally relate to cereal for dinner! I love cereal at all hours.

    1. I am an extremely indecisive person

    2. Grocery shopping is one of my all-time favorite things to do

    3. I hate bright sunny weather- I prefer cold rainy weather

  • MarathonVal July 25, 2009, 10:22 pm

    Hmmm this is harder than I thought….

    1. My life is straight out of My Greek Fat Greek wedding – I married into the Greek clan and every moment is loud and crazy!!!

    2. I once won the county spelling bee in grade school, woohoo

    3. I've met two of my fave celeb, Tyler Florence and Oprah – I asked Oprah what her advice was to me about running the marathon (I was going to run one the weekend afterward, coincidentally) and she said to "run your own race"! Actually that is pretty great advice!

  • Susie. July 26, 2009, 12:36 am

    Hi Caitlin! This was a fun post 😀 my three facts

    1) I am the YOUNGEST of 19(!!!) children. No, they aren't all full siblings. LOL! Bless my mom. They/we are all a product of my wonderful father though.

    2) When I was younger, I went on an amusement park ride (I think it's called the Bobsled?). But it goes around and around increasing in speed. Well…. the "captain" had to stop the ride so I could get off to go pee 🙁

    3) I am naturally quite flexible, but yoga scares me! I've never tried it! But sometimes I think the positions I sit in may constitute as a yoga pose?!

    I'm a newbie food blogger, and I've enjoyed reading your blog!

  • Brittany July 26, 2009, 1:57 am

    Cereal is good anytime of the day!

    This is always an interesting topic now…

    1. I tend to find money on the ground often, $149 last week!

    2. I collect Disneyland pins & wear them all on landyards when i go, they all weigh 24 pounds now.

    3. I've broken 2 fingers, my wrist, my ankle twice and 4 toes from sports.

  • Susan July 26, 2009, 3:49 am

    Ha, no way I could eat cereal for dinner. I eat a bowl just for dessert! 😛

    1) I used to be a competitive highland dancer

    2) I hate fruit on my salads – especially raspberry vinaigrette

    3) My favourite kinds of books are children's novels. I still read House at Pooh Corner and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland every year

  • Lauren July 26, 2009, 4:35 am

    1. I used to live down the street from MC Hammer in the late 1980's(before he went bankrupt).

    2. I went to an extremely conservative school, which made me more liberal than I had ever been.

    3. I'm living in Madrid for a year, working as an au pair and living in a tiny flat with a family of 4. I love them all more than I could ever imagine. And I love Spain so much that I can't picture going back home (yet).

    4. Apparently I look like a local – everyone thinks I'm Spanish and comes up to me asking for directions. I stare back blankly.

  • Elizabeth July 26, 2009, 4:41 am

    Mmm… cereal… 🙂

    1. When I was younger, I volunteered at the White House opening Bill Clinton's "fan mail". Guess they didn't csre if the 12 year olds got blown up 😉

    2. I've been vegetarian since I was 12.

    3. I'm a nurse & generally fall in love with little old grampies that I meet (like 90+ years old)… little old grammies not so much (they're usually pretty cranky & miserable)

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) July 26, 2009, 4:42 am

    1. I have a lot of tattoos but no one ever sees them because I'm always wearing a cardigan. I hate needles but I never have any problems with tattoos!

    2. I'm moving to upstate New York on Wednesday for a month of working at the Farm Sanctuary.

    3. I am obsessed with english muffins!

  • KatieF July 26, 2009, 4:55 am

    Fun topic!

    1. I have a scar on the left side of my forehead, which is the result of falling on my face right after my bachelorette party. I walked around with two black eyes and road rash down the left side of my face for weeks. Thank goodness the wedding was 6 weeks away at the time.

    2. Both my parents have 5 siblings. I have 26 first cousins, exactly 13 on each side (16 grandkids total on each side when you count my brothers and I), and I am the 4th born grandkid on each side of the family. Also, 2 of my cousins on each side have children of their own now. How's that for a symmetry?

    3. I don't eat anything that once lived in water. I'm highly allergic to shellfish, and I'm deathly afraid of fish. I have no idea why, but they scare the hell out of me, even when I see them on TV.

  • megan July 26, 2009, 5:45 am

    eek, I love reading these! I am the driver from hell, too. I've hit bikes, with people on them. bahahah.

    1. I told my friend's i couldn't have a roommate b/c my condo is only one bedroom, but it's actually a 2 bed… I just wanted to use the second bedroom to turn into a closet.

    2. My mom has an Italian accent, my dad has a French accent, and I have an Australian accent. I CONSTANTLY get the "are you adopted?!?" questions.

    3. I can't eat salads where all of the food is touching each other in one big bowl; I have to have a bunch of mini bowls for all of my individual fixin's. I go down the line of bowls with my fork to grab something from each, then get the greens, then dip in the dressing. I am so creepy!

    enjoy your run! I'm going to attempt 5 miles on the beach today. I've never even run 5 miles on pavement, so… we'll see, haha.

  • Paige@ Running Around Normal July 26, 2009, 5:56 am

    haha those are pretty interesting facts! Good idea for the quick post!

  • Hope July 26, 2009, 6:10 am

    Fun post!

    1) In 7 years, I have weighed 243 pounds, 100 pounds and now 148.8 pounds.

    2) I only have a high school diploma, which would stun the people I work with and for, because my job is NOT high school diploma material.

    3) I only have nine toenails.

  • Colleen July 26, 2009, 6:11 am

    Fun stuff!

    1. I have a gold tooth, but thankfully you can't see it!

    2. I broke my jaw, chin and several teeth in a bicycle wreck when I was 13…and haven't ridden a bike since (but I desperately want one!)

    3. I get really hot and feel like I'm going to pass out if I bite into an onion. I guess I have a phobia of them!

  • Lauren July 26, 2009, 6:15 am

    I had the exact same dinner….

    Cereal, watermelon and cherries.

    I thought and thought of what I wanted to make and all that came to mind was a big bowl of yummy cereal.

    It TOTALLY hit the spot!!!! 🙂

    So glad to hear you had a fantastic Saturday!

  • inmytummy July 26, 2009, 6:16 am

    I had cereal for dinner last night too. Here are my fun facts:

    1. I played rugby in college.

    2. My hair, which is very curly, was stick straight until puberty. The same thing happened to my brother and sister.

    3. I moved to Atlanta after college on a whim. 7 years later and I'm still here.

  • Niki July 26, 2009, 6:49 am

    Three random facts:

    1) Sometimes I randomly think about that video of Fabio on a rollercoaster when a bird hit him in the face, and I start laughing hysterically.
    2) I don't really like talking on the phone. Most of the time I feel like I have nothing to say, so I mostly just listen.
    3) Four days after I got my driver's license, I hit a bear with my car.

    Those were really random!

  • Niki July 26, 2009, 7:09 am

    How fun!! My name is Niki and…
    1. I was born on Christmas Day and absolutely LOVE my birthday!!
    2. I just got engaged 2 weeks ago!!
    3. I am a nurse, just going back to grad school to become a nurse anesthetist!!Very hardcore school!

  • Bevin July 26, 2009, 8:49 am

    What a fun question! My name is Bevin and I…

    1. Still sleep with my Teddy Bear, Shakey

    2. Try to eat only raw food with the occasional crabcake

    3. Have a secret desire to be a ballerina.

  • Deirdre July 26, 2009, 11:27 am

    I'm loving reading all of these!

    1. I have a rather unhealthy obsession with John Cusack and his movies.

    2. There are few things I would rather do than be at a sporting event or watching sports all day (thats so cool you have season tickets!)

    3. I hated all seafood growing up, but now I love it so much I could eat sushi every day.

  • Brittany July 26, 2009, 12:39 pm

    hahaha i suck at driving too!!!

  • mamasweeds July 26, 2009, 12:55 pm

    OMGoodness my middle name is my mother's maiden name too! I also gave my oldest daughter my mother's maiden name for her middle name. My second daughter's middle name is my husband's mother's maiden name. It's different and I love it. I've never known someone else who had their mother's maiden name as their middle name.

    Might as well give two more fun facts while I'm at it here, eh?

    I got my nose pierced this year on my 30th birthday.

    I have naturally curly hair that I blow dry straight.

  • mamasweeds July 26, 2009, 12:59 pm

    Whoops I mean I gave my oldest daughter MY maiden name for her middle name.

    And actually my middle name is my maiden name too.

    My initials use to be ASK… and then my husband's last name starting with S. So my new, married initials? ASS.


    So I bumped my maiden into the middle name spot and have the initials AKS instead of ASS.

    There's a bonus "interesting fact".

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