August 2009

Taste of the Nation

Good morning!  I started my day off right -- with a yummy breakfast and blog reading: Oikos Greek yogurt, banana, flax, and granola:   Nom, nom, nom.   Sorry for the poor lighting -- it was EARLY!   Taste of the Nation   A few weeks ago, I won tickets to a Taste of the Nation [...]


Autopilot Run

I went on a 4.0-mile run tonight that was purely on autopilot.   Sometimes, I daydream while running.  Or I plan out my week.  Or I sing songs.  But today, I literally just stared at the sidewalk and pounded out four slow miles.   Duration: 40 minutes Distance: 4.0 miles   I came home to [...]


The "-us" Sammie

I have really been lacking in the vegetable department lately.  I am just not a vegetable kind of girl -- I prefer fruits.  I made a "-us" sammie for lunch to cover some of my nutritional bases.  An "-us" sammie is an asparagus and hummus sandwich! I put some steamed asparagus and Sabra hummus (the [...]


Push-Ups and Double Shot Oatmeal

I needed an extra something-something in my oatmeal today: So I made my favorite oatmeal variety:  Double Shot Oatmeal, which contains COFFEE! Double Shot Oatmeal contains:   1/2 oatmeal 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup brewed coffee 1 sliced banana Toppings:  brown sugar, pecans, and flax   Mmmm.  I feel more awake already! Real Women Do [...]


Food Bloggers are Normal People

I'm stealing this post title from a similar post that Megan wrote at the beginning of the month -- because it's so true.  Food bloggers are normal people!   One question that I was asked at the Healthy Living Summit was:   Do you ever feel pressure to eat "perfectly" or "complete dinners" because of [...]


Read an educational non-fiction book and actually learn something about this crazy, complex world we live in. (My deep-in-thought face -- for real.)   Read any thought-provoking books lately?  Do share!


Zucchini Waffles

Who says you can't have waffles for lunch? I think waffles make an EXCELLENT lunch, especially when you make them more savory than sweet.   My waffles featured 1/2 a zucchini!  Trust me, I couldn't really "taste" the zucchini either -- it's one of those vegetable flavors that just blend into whatever you bake it [...]


Liquid Breakfast

Good morning, lovelies.  I have the Tuesday blues.  :(  Where did all of my positivity from yesterday go!?  Must get it back!   I woke up craving a liquid breakfast: I made a smoothie using my favorite natural protein powder, ImmunPlex.  No weird artificial sweeteners or flavors in this mix! In my smoothie went:   [...]


Run with the Husband!

Thanks for all your advice on dealing with exhaustion after long run!  I think I picked up some great tips:   Try Recoverite to fuel up after runs:  From the website, "Recoverite supplies your body with the proper 3:1 ratio of complex carbohydrates and the highest quality whey protein isolate, along with generous amounts of [...]


Do Long Runs Exhaust You?

Another week begins in Caitlin-land.  I am ready for the weekend already. :)   I snacked on a Fruition bar around 10:30.  And lunch featured BAKED TOFU, which I've been craving for DAYS. Yum! I rubbed the tofu in a simple mustard, maple syrup, and EVOO mix and then baked it at 375 for 30 [...]



Happy Monday!  I needed to disconnect from the computer last night; sorry for the lack of evening posts.  Plus, I was working on a fun surprise (see the end of this post!).   I have a sneaking suspicion this week is going to be a GREAT week.  Just a hunch.   At least I started [...]


The Proof

The lights on are, but nobody's home.


Running Skirts are Excellent Motivation

I was so excited to wake up this morning to see a cloudy sky!  In August in Florida, a little cloud cover goes a long, long way.   I fueled up for my long run of the week with two slices of crusty bread and Barney Butter: And then I got dressed and forced myself [...]


More Food Should be Served on Tiers

Seriously!  It's much more fun to eat dinner when it comes on tiers. My Husband is British -- he moved to America when we was 16.  Whenever we see a British restaurant, we always feel compelled to check it out.  It's like a little slice of home for the Husband.    Shakespeare's Fine English Tea [...]