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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cory from Zesty Cook!  "Zesty" is an amazing e-friend, a great blogger, and a wonderful Healthy Living Summit sponsor.  Happy Birthday, Cory!  I hope Mrs. Zesty and the little Zests have something fun planned for you today! 🙂


I fully intended to wake up at 5:20 AM so I could pound out 8 miles before work, but instead I was awoken to a gentle stream of sunshine coming through my window….


Dratz! I’m going to try to squeeze in my run at a long lunch break or this evening.


Breakfast looked good, but for some reason I wasn’t feeling it.


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: blackberries, coconut, flax


I only ate half.  What’s wrong with me today?  I overslept and I didn’t devoured breakfast??  Weird.


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This note was posted in Paducah, Kentucky!


Check out Operation Beautiful for today’s notes and stories.  I need to remember to pack my Post-Its and pens because I plan to cover the Orlando, Atlanta, and Knoxville airports with Operation Beautiful  messages tomorrow!


Off to work I go!



  • Taylor August 7, 2009, 4:28 am

    I don't know how you can get up that early! I admire you for that and many other things! Enjoy your Friday!

  • fashionablyfit August 7, 2009, 4:57 am

    Love the coconutty oatmeal! I always feel like my whole day is off I sleep in later than I intended.

  • runnerskitchen August 7, 2009, 5:00 am

    I slept in as well today. It's 8am and all I've done so far is drink coffee 🙂 I vote for a lunchtime run. I always return to my desk feeling accomplished and mentally charged!

  • Anna August 7, 2009, 5:00 am

    Hahahaha I literally LOLed at "mrs. zesty and the little zests" part.

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) August 7, 2009, 5:08 am

    Sometimes sleeping in is good for the body…especially when it's not *all* the time. 🙂

    Happy FRIDAY! 😀

  • Anonymous August 7, 2009, 5:12 am

    Commence the deluge of pregnancy speculation posts in 3, 2, 1…

    (You know what happens in the blogworld when a girl so much as mentions she's not hungry/has a stomachache/feels tired/didn't drink wine one night — people go nuts).

  • roseyrebecca August 7, 2009, 5:14 am

    I decided to wake up at 5:00 today to go to a spinning class. My boyfriend was coming to sleep as I was getting up. haha He was my alarm clock!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 7, 2009, 5:21 am

    Maybe that was just your body's way of telling you that you needed more rest? I'm sure you'll get your run in sooner or later 🙂

  • Meganerd August 7, 2009, 5:21 am

    Your body probably needed the rest after working 8 am to 9 pm! And running 4 miles!

    cut yourself some slack 😀

  • recipesforcreativity August 7, 2009, 5:23 am

    I would have slept in, too, but on purpose! Good luck fitting it in later.

  • Stacey August 7, 2009, 5:26 am

    Have a great day!

  • seesaraheat August 7, 2009, 5:34 am

    Yay, Kentucky! 🙂

  • brandi August 7, 2009, 6:10 am

    i hate when that happens! you'll get that great run in and have a fabulous weekend, too!

    i hope this morning of work goes well!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? August 7, 2009, 6:10 am

    I'm telling you… its the full moon messing with everything!!

  • Diane, Fit to the Finish August 7, 2009, 6:13 am

    I like to get up early, blog and exercise before all the kids (7) come tumbling down the stairs!

    I hate it when I feel behind because I overslept. Maybe though, you just needed the extra rest.

    Have a great day!

  • Mary August 7, 2009, 6:14 am

    OPeration Beautiful is on the LuluLemon website!!
    http://ow.ly/jeaX Under community Monthly challenge!

  • The Shabby Princess August 7, 2009, 6:20 am

    Gah! I somehow slept through my alarm this AM–luckily I still made it to work on time–and I NEVER sleep through my alarm. Whoops!! I didn't have a run on the agenda this AM, but I still have some yoga… Oh well, I guess I can get that in after work today.

    Happy Friday!

  • eatingmachine August 7, 2009, 6:26 am

    you get ten points for presentation on your breakfast, even if you didn't finish it! looks so pretty!

  • Meg C. August 7, 2009, 6:27 am

    enjoy Tennessee! it sounds like a cool place.

    love your comment about the "little zests" !

    ps i always try to comment before my sister does but she ALWAYS beats me! (hi anna!)

  • Christina @ mindful living August 7, 2009, 7:38 am

    love tomato soup and grilled cheese- such a classic 🙂
    haha i was laughing at the "4 fingers for 4 miles". and oh well- sometimes its better to get sleep than to wake up with the sun. no worries girl!

  • Andee (Runtolive) August 7, 2009, 7:44 am

    Have a great trip! it's almost 8am here and all I've done is eat breakfast and drink coffee. Need motivation to get out and run!

  • Greta August 7, 2009, 7:54 am

    Just wanted to stop in and say that I love your blog and your cause. It's inspiring, really. Keep up the good work girl!

  • Paige@ Running Around Normal August 7, 2009, 8:54 am

    I woke up late too today! Woops! Hope you find some time to get in your run 😀

  • Anytime Fitness August 7, 2009, 9:40 am

    Great post, Caitlin — and that breakfast looks delicious. We actually have a posted lined up for next week about the benefits of flax and how to use it in your daily meals. You do a great job of that!


  • Meg C. August 7, 2009, 9:41 am

    This is random but it just popped into my head: if you ever want to create a blog for james or maggie you could call it "Healthy Yipping Point" ahahha. I don't know why that amuses me so much but it does.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 7, 2009, 9:44 am

    meg – you just made me LOL at my desk.

  • randomlymikey August 7, 2009, 10:31 am

    oh i often wake up like that. it'll wear off chicky. no worries. the bfast does look amazing though 🙂

  • Jolene August 7, 2009, 10:48 am

    Yummm … that oatmeal looks delicious. Too bad you weren't feeling it this morning! You must accomplish SO much getting up there early! I have been off all summer (Teacher) and I haven't accomplished anything! I need to get in gear!

    I must tell you that you have inspired me to start my own blog! Check it out if you get a chance:



  • emily - eatventures August 7, 2009, 11:51 am

    I overslept too, only 7 was when I wanted to get up!

  • peacelovenutrition August 7, 2009, 1:56 pm

    Wow! I can't believe you woke up at 5:20 to run 8 miles! Now that's dedication!! I have to be at work at 6:30 every morning and I alway try to motivate myself to get up early and at least stretch before I leave for work! But run 8 miles..in the heat…I don't think I could do it! Go you!

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