One year ago, on this very day,

I opened my laptop and started to blog away.

 

I blogged about running and staying fit,

And then I married a lovely Brit.

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We went to California and drank lots of wine.

Even on my honeymoon, I blogged the whole time.

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I wrote about each and every run.

Even when my knees hurt, I still had fun.

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I bounced back from injury, and then I could see.

What it meant to be healthy and happy and just be.

 

I learned to live in the moment and appreciate each mile.

Every finish line I crossed brought a smile.

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It wasn’t all about fitness; it was much more, indeed.

It was about being balanced and eating what I need.

 

I ate lots of oatmeal, granola, and sweet potatoes.

I chopped up salads with fresh tomatoes.

 

I ate dinners with my Husband and some meals in the car.

I snacked on fries and drank beer at bowling alley bars.

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Along the way, a surprising trend:

Through the blog, I made a really, really good friend!

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Others soon followed, and before I knew it.

New friendships formed and we planned a Summit!

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What adventures lie ahead, I can only dream.

Maybe I’ll complete that marathon — it would be extreme!

 

No matter what, I have YOU to thank.

Blogging changed my life, let’s be frank.

 

I know my poetry is really bad.

I’ll go back to narrative writing soon; don’t be mad!

 

I just wanted to say in a fun and silly way:

Happy Birthday HTP! You are one year old today!

{ 76 comments }

 

  • Anna July 30, 2009, 4:51 am

    So fun! Great post πŸ™‚ Congrats on turning 1 year-old today!! And may there be MANY more:)
    -www.annaseats.com

  • sloank July 30, 2009, 4:52 am

    Love your poem, it's awesome!! Happy Birthday, HTP!!!!

  • Aimee July 30, 2009, 4:54 am

    Cute post! Thanks for being so inspirational!

  • Thinspired July 30, 2009, 4:57 am

    Love it! Happy Bloggie Birthday, Caitlin!

  • Erica July 30, 2009, 5:02 am

    so cute πŸ™‚ Love this poem. Happy Birthday HTP!

  • leslie July 30, 2009, 5:04 am

    caitlin, you are fabulous. i love your poem. πŸ™‚ congrats on one year! i've loved reading the whole time!

  • abbyhasissues July 30, 2009, 5:04 am

    I just started reading
    your blog as of late,
    and enjoy all your postings,
    so Happy Blog-date!

  • vegetarianontherun July 30, 2009, 5:13 am

    Too cute!! I love the part about marrying a Brit. But that's mostly because I was in London this summer and fell in love with every single Brit that opened their mouth (hello accent!!). Also, you should DEF get an English bullie–to honor the husband, of course :). They are the greatest tubs of lard ever (bulldogs, not husbands).
    xox!

  • Meghann July 30, 2009, 5:21 am

    I <3 you and HTP!

    Yay for turning 1 year old!!

  • recipesforcreativity July 30, 2009, 5:28 am

    Congrats on your first year! I wasn't with you back when you were See Bride Run, but ever since I found HTP I've been hooked! Here's too the exciting year to come.

  • recipesforcreativity July 30, 2009, 5:28 am

    Congrats on your first year! I wasn't with you back when you were See Bride Run, but ever since I found HTP I've been hooked! Here's too the exciting year to come.

  • Eve July 30, 2009, 5:28 am

    Super cute! Congrats on 1 yr πŸ™‚ Your blog is really great, and I can see how much enjoyment you get out of it. I just started mine, and am loving it already!

  • Stephanie July 30, 2009, 5:38 am

    you're not a bad poet at all! that was awesome! congrats on one year πŸ™‚

  • Gab* July 30, 2009, 5:39 am

    Congrats on a year of blogging!!

  • Janie July 30, 2009, 5:46 am

    That was such a cute post! I love HTP, I'm so glad you decided to do this blog! Happy one year!:)

  • chandra July 30, 2009, 5:46 am

    Totally cute, Caitlin! Happy blog birthday!

  • Bayleeβ™₯ July 30, 2009, 5:48 am

    Haha love your poem!

    And speaking of your Disney marathon coming up – I will be on the sidelines cheering πŸ™‚
    Happy birthday!!

  • Pam (Highway to Health) July 30, 2009, 5:51 am

    Very cute! I love the poem. Happy Blog Birthday!

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit July 30, 2009, 5:52 am

    Happy b-day HTP! πŸ˜€ Cute poem, I love stuff like that.

  • MarathonVal July 30, 2009, 6:01 am

    Congrats to you
    Because it's true
    That your blog's my favorite way to start my day

    Happy birthday!

    Wow your's was MUCH better lol πŸ™‚

  • Niki July 30, 2009, 6:01 am

    Super cute! Happy birthday HTP!!

  • Amanda July 30, 2009, 6:03 am

    Such a fun post! Congrats on your blogiversary! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda July 30, 2009, 6:07 am

    I've loved reading the past year!! I am so thankful for you and your ability to show that life isn't just about fitness … missing a workout isn't the end of the world, LIFE gets in the way (which is a good thing!!) and we don't have to be perfect. THANK YOU and happy anniversary!

  • Lauren July 30, 2009, 6:13 am

    Cute post πŸ˜‰ Happy Blogiversary!!

  • Allison R. July 30, 2009, 6:14 am

    That was so cute! πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday HTP!

  • bella July 30, 2009, 6:14 am

    Hahahaha! Love it! HTP always puts a smile on my face!

  • Tina July 30, 2009, 6:21 am

    Love it! Happy Blog B-day! πŸ™‚

  • Stacey July 30, 2009, 6:21 am

    Te He..this gave me a giggle πŸ™‚ Happy Bday HTP!!

  • ttfn300 July 30, 2009, 6:22 am

    happy blog birthday!! you're awesome πŸ™‚

  • Carolina John July 30, 2009, 6:27 am

    Happy anniversary caitlin! that's a great poem. i can't believe it's been a year already.

  • Amie July 30, 2009, 6:37 am

    Happy Birthday!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 30, 2009, 6:40 am

    Happy blog Birthday!!! Here's to another great year πŸ˜‰

  • Mica July 30, 2009, 6:45 am

    Here's to a great year of blogging and many more to come!

  • Susan July 30, 2009, 6:49 am

    Happy birthday Healthy Tipping Point!! Birthday cake oatmeal??

  • Runeatrepeat July 30, 2009, 6:51 am

    Happy blog birthday!!! Love the poem πŸ™‚ You're clever for it being so early in the morning!

  • Jess July 30, 2009, 6:52 am

    Very Cute, Caitlin! Happy Blog Bday!

  • Jaime (Embracing Balance) July 30, 2009, 7:06 am

    happy anniversary!!

  • mcari July 30, 2009, 7:07 am

    Hi Caitlin I've been reading for a few months now but never posted…you're blog is awesome and I look forward to reading it everyday! Congrats on your one year! Many more!

  • Susan July 30, 2009, 7:12 am

    Happy Blogiversary Caitlin!!! A *perfect* way to celebrate is always with a poem πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous July 30, 2009, 7:14 am

    Love it!

  • just me July 30, 2009, 7:18 am

    yay for one year!

    and rock'n poetry.

  • Emily July 30, 2009, 7:24 am

    What an awesome poem Caitlin! Congrats on one year, I have so enjoyed reading!

  • Quinn July 30, 2009, 7:30 am

    Cute poem post! Happy Blogiversary!

  • Rose July 30, 2009, 7:31 am

    Congratulations on one year!!

  • Michelle July 30, 2009, 7:32 am

    Adorable!! Happy Birthday Healthy Tipping Point!

  • tryingtobefit July 30, 2009, 7:47 am

    Congrats!!!!! Your blog brings a smile to my face every day!

  • Amisha July 30, 2009, 8:07 am

    Congrats on your anniversary! I have read your blog almost daily for the past 6 months.

    By the way, those Dr Praegers burgers turn out wonderfully if you broil them in the oven after spraying some foil with Pam. Flip halfway through and they don't break if you're careful during the flip. They are delicious with some hot sauce on top!

  • Betsy July 30, 2009, 8:11 am

    Happy Birthday! YAY!

  • Deva July 30, 2009, 8:14 am

    Such an awesome recap!! πŸ™‚

  • Kailey (SnackFace) July 30, 2009, 8:22 am

    AHHH!!! Ohmy goodness! Happy Bday to HTP and a huge congratulations to you, miss thang! I feel like I've been involved the whole time! I got a little teary throughout this. Sap.

    Have a fabulous day!

  • itsawrapteacher July 30, 2009, 8:22 am

    Happy blog birthday and to many more!

  • Priyanka July 30, 2009, 8:25 am

    Thats a cute poem! Happy birthday HTP!

  • Madelin @ What is for Breakfast? July 30, 2009, 8:32 am

    Fantastic poem! You look ab at your wedding!

  • Holly July 30, 2009, 8:38 am

    Awwww, I love it!

  • The Healthy Apple July 30, 2009, 8:43 am

    yea for your; happy bdayyyyy….keep up the great blogging Cait!!!

  • Anonymous July 30, 2009, 8:47 am

    LOVE it πŸ™‚ Thanks for posting that. I can't believe I have been reading your blog for one whole year!! Time sure flies when you are having fun! I don't even know how I stumbled upon your blog in the 1st place … I am NOT a runner!! You must have caught my attention right away though, because I stayed and became a daily (multiple times a day usually) reader! Keep posting, and I will keep enjoying your posts.

    Jolene (From Sask. Canada)

  • Angharad July 30, 2009, 9:06 am

    Congrats on a year of blogging! Yay transatlantic couples! haha.

  • Marissa M July 30, 2009, 9:09 am

    Happy Birthday HTP. Ive been reading for almost a year now! I think your poetry is fabulous! πŸ™‚

  • Justine July 30, 2009, 9:25 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! Love the poem…so cute and fun! πŸ™‚

  • Island Girl Eats July 30, 2009, 9:29 am

    Happy Birthday! Well done on the poem – I thought that it was great!

  • HangryPants July 30, 2009, 9:39 am

    I love your poem. It made me tear up. I am such a dork. Happy Birthday HTP.

  • Natalie M. July 30, 2009, 10:02 am

    This was absolutely adorable! All of you fabulous bloggers are inspiring me… I think I might break down and start a blog again!

    Congrats on making it one year!!!

  • healthy ashley July 30, 2009, 10:05 am

    What a sweet poem, Caitlin! Congratulations on the past year! I've loved it!

  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out July 30, 2009, 10:19 am

    V. Cute… Happy Birthday HTP!

  • roseyrebecca July 30, 2009, 10:30 am

    This is so cute!! Happy Blog Birthday!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) July 30, 2009, 11:02 am

    Great post! Happy blog birthday!!! πŸ™‚

  • Hi! I'm Oxidaisy! July 30, 2009, 11:04 am

    Happy birthday!

  • Catatonic Eyes July 30, 2009, 12:36 pm

    Love the poem! Happy birthday HTP and yay for good friends and health!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 30, 2009, 1:23 pm

    Aww yay, happy blog bday!

  • NYgirl@heart July 30, 2009, 3:00 pm

    Happy birthday! Your poem was cute. I'm glad I found your blog!

  • Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com July 30, 2009, 5:02 pm

    Congratulations! What a great year. Keep up all your great work – you are amazing!

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write July 30, 2009, 6:18 pm

    That was cute. Happy birthday!

  • postcollegecook July 30, 2009, 6:36 pm

    What an adorable poem Caitlin! I haven't commented much, but I've been enjoying your blog. Happy blogiversary! πŸ™‚

  • biddy2bites July 30, 2009, 7:09 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin..your blog is so inspiring!

  • Kath July 30, 2009, 7:55 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday Caitlin!

  • eatingRD July 30, 2009, 9:00 pm

    HAPPY B-DAY! That was so cute! loved the poem and the candle πŸ™‚

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