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I feel like I have so much to say in this post!  :)  First of all:


  • No Meat Athlete has a great post that proves you can be an endurance athlete and a vegetarian.  Yay for veggies!  I love his blog — he’s trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon.


Secondly, here are my eats.


I got very hungry this morning and snacked on Barney Butter and crackers.


Lunch was leftover soup from last night, a slice of whole wheat toast with hummus, and salad.




Thirdly (is that a word?),  I signed up for my first race of the season this morning!


I am checking off a jam-packed season with a relaxing 5K with Meghann, Megan, and Kelly.  And when I say "relaxing," I mean run as fast as I can and hope to crush the other girls.  🙂

The race is on September 12.  Better get my speedwork on!


Fourthly, today is the first day of the Official Operation Beautiful Charity Necklace Drive!  As you know, I’m teaming up with Dress for Success  Greater Orlando for a charity fundraiser!  As part of this fundraiser, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the official Operation Beautiful necklace will go to Dress for Success Greater Orlando (I’m not making money off of this, of course!).



Dress for Success Greater Orlando solves the catch-22 that confronts disadvantaged women trying to enter the workforce: without a job, how can you afford a suit?  But without a suit, how can you get a job?   Dress for Success is well-known for providing suits to disadvantaged women returning to or entering the workforce. Each Dress for Success Greater Orlando client receives one suit when she has a job interview and additional apparel—up to a week’s worth of clothing—when she becomes employed.


The women who are referred to Dress for Success  Greater Orlando are often facing tough financial situations because of various situations, whether it be domestic violence, homelessness, or illness.  These women cannot purchase their own professional clothes, which makes it difficult to get a job.  Not other does Dress for Success  Greater Orlando give them a suit, but the women also receive shoes, purses, and jewelry to help them feel confident and beautiful!





Dress for Success Greater Orlando is a HUGE supporter of Operation Beautiful.  Positive notes are located throughout the boutique!


Dress for Success Greater Orlando is a truly worthwhile organization.  It helps women feel empowered, confident, and beautiful. Dress for Success Greater Orlando not only provides women in need with professional clothing, but the organization also provides a support network, helping women prepare resumes, ace interviews, and learn about workplace conduct.


To support Dress for Success Greater Orlando, purchase the absolutely gorgeous Operation Beautiful necklace HERE!  It makes a wonderful gift, too! 


My mom loves her necklace!



  • Raya August 19, 2009, 9:00 am

    Ah!!!! I'm running that 5K!! It will be my second, and I have no doubt you will fly by me 🙂 My mom is running it too!

    Raya @ RayaRuns.Com

  • Angharad August 19, 2009, 9:07 am

    Love the no meat athlete! And that is a great post of his.
    Yay for signing up for races – such a good, exciting feeling!

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie August 19, 2009, 9:09 am

    Very exciting!!! What a wonderful organization.

  • Nina August 19, 2009, 9:11 am

    yay for plant-based protein! wahoooo!

  • brandi August 19, 2009, 9:12 am

    that organization sounds so great!

    I loved No Meat Athlete's post today, too.

    congrats on signing up for the race!

  • ...Mrs. Southern Bride... August 19, 2009, 9:20 am

    What a wonderful organization!

  • NoMeatAthlete August 19, 2009, 9:29 am

    Hey Caitlin, I'm so glad you liked my post and I can't tell you how appreciative I am of your mentioning it!

    I was so happy to hear that you decided to become vegetarian a few months ago; it's so great that you are showing so many readers that you can do endurance sports without meat!

  • Runeatrepeat August 19, 2009, 9:34 am

    I've actually never ran a 5K. I should try it out to see if I can be speedier 🙂

  • Sheri August 19, 2009, 9:36 am

    Such a great organization and a great cause! I purchased a necklace to show my support…plus it really is pretty! 🙂

    We have a Dress for Success Organization here in Calgary, AB was well.

  • Holly August 19, 2009, 9:36 am

    I posted about the charity drive on my running blog, my personal Livejournal, and put it on Facebook! Yippee!!

  • Lizzy August 19, 2009, 9:38 am

    Ah yay! congrats on signing up for a race Caitlin!!! your going to do AWESOME! kick some bootay!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 19, 2009, 9:40 am

    sheri and holly – thank you!!

  • Holly August 19, 2009, 9:43 am

    Plus I bought one of course!! 🙂

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) August 19, 2009, 10:10 am

    Shorter races are so fun because you can push yourself to go a little faster. I love smaller races for that reason.

    The more I think about it the more I am considering making the switch to vegetarian. However, I'm off dairy for now and am worried that I will be limited without meat or dairy in my diet. I would still be able to eat eggs and am thinking about keeping fish in there as well. What do you think?

  • Carolina John August 19, 2009, 10:12 am

    Git that 5k girl! that's going to be a fun one. I just ran a 5k sunday in 26 minutes flat! top that baby! yeeeeeeaaaaa!!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 19, 2009, 10:12 am

    chloe – i would just say give it a try for a week and see how it goes. consider being a flexitarian and getting vegetarian when you can. not eating dairy would be very hard for me and i get a lot of protein from yogurt, milk, and cheese. i would say just give it a shot – its certainly possible!

  • One Year No Diets! August 19, 2009, 10:13 am

    You are doing so much awesome stuff, Caitlin! What a great role model you are 🙂

  • megan August 19, 2009, 10:15 am

    This is unrelated to your post, but I just wanted to say that based on your stellar reviews, I just read the whole twilight series while on vacation and LOVED it! I was so caught up in it. and actually I'm reading them all again. 🙂 thanks for the recommendation!

  • Samantha August 19, 2009, 10:49 am

    I wish i were running that race…but I have a wedding up north!! My first will be the 11th annual miracle miles 15k and 5k!!! I am super excited…my goal is to beat my personal best (30:13)!!! Good luck with your 5k!!

  • Ali August 19, 2009, 10:59 am

    Awesome! That sounds like a run race. I love Dressed for Success! They are a great organization. When my grandmother passed away, she left me all her clothes, jewelry and shoes. She had over 100 suits still with tags (I know Crazy!) and I donated them all to DFS!

  • hookedup August 19, 2009, 11:16 am

    There is a 5k that I have been eyeing on that day, it is a walk/run for breast cancer. My only goal if I do it however will be to finish.

  • Sara August 19, 2009, 11:17 am

    So many great things going on. Thanks for the scoop!

  • Julie August 19, 2009, 11:26 am

    After lurking for just about ever – I had to comment and say that I love your blog and I had to buy one of those necklaces for my mother. You do so many wonderful things!! She's going to love it.

    Thanks for all of your ongoing support to the world!!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 19, 2009, 11:29 am

    YAY thanks julie!

  • Ryan @ Greens for Good August 19, 2009, 11:45 am

    Hmmm, do you think I'd be okay to run that 5K so soon? It's a month out and I'm only running a mile right now… I'd love to race with you girls though (and happily get last :D)

  • Oh She Glows August 19, 2009, 11:50 am

    LMAO: "And when I say "relaxing," I mean run as fast as I can and hope to crush the other girls"


  • BOBBI McCORMICK August 19, 2009, 12:04 pm

    how funny I am doing a race that day as well, a 10k called Beautiful Redlands that is all for a aids charity! We should have everyone find a 5k or 10k that day!!! I think it would be a lot of fun to plan an event called Operation Beautiful that raisees money for GOTR!!! What do you think???

  • Shannon August 19, 2009, 12:15 pm

    I have been following along for quite sometime without ever commenting. Now that I am slowly entering into the blogging world, I wanted to compliment you on all of the positive things you have been able to do through your blog. Truly inspirational!

  • Holly August 19, 2009, 12:29 pm

    seeing all the barney butter across the blogs lately is making it hard to resist making a purchase!

  • Angela (Run Study Eat) August 19, 2009, 12:41 pm

    Thanks for the link to that posting! It was great!

  • eatingRD August 19, 2009, 2:08 pm

    good luck with your training! I totally agree 🙂 I've been on a vegetarian streak this week so far and posted some nice roasted veggie sammies 🙂 What a wonderful cause, really special people and you! I'm looking towards viva bike vegas and the 62-mile cycle leg. Chris wants to do the century. we'll see!

  • Leianna August 19, 2009, 3:35 pm

    Yay for fall 5k's, perfect time I think! Go Operation Beautiful!

  • Natalie M. August 20, 2009, 11:44 am

    I'm so glad you read Matt's blog! I just received my "no meat athlete" t-shirt in the mail.. the carrot is so adorable with his little sneakers.. Vegetarians Unite! 😀

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