Sunrise 10K

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I am SO glad I had Megan to motivate me to get my booty out of bed this morning!  We went on a lovely 10K run and watched the sun rise.

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Megan‘s neighborhood run is so much prettier than mine that I don’t mind driving to her place in the morning.  Our route goes through nice neighborhoods and about half of it is next to a lake.

 

Before I left, I had a slice of toast with almond butter:

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Megan‘s friend Debbie joined us for the first 4.0  miles.  It’s so nice to have someone to talk to during long runs — and honestly, I don’t think I would’ve gone for my run this morning if it hadn’t been for running buddies!  We took a few walking breaks, but managed to finish with a decent time:

 

  • Duration:  1 hour 3 minutes
  • Distance: 10K (6.2 miles)

 

I raced home (I’m sooo late) and quickly threw together a special Friday breakfast:

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Very egg-y Flax French Toast:

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Plus fruit and real maple syrup:

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Thanks for all your advice on my marathon training plan!  I’ve answered some of your concerns/comments/questions in the comments section of the previous post.  I really appreciate your feedback!

 

And whenever I get nervous about tackling such an awesome challenge, I’ll just think of my friend Megan (who I’m running the race in honor of) and I’ll look at my Road ID:

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Have a wonderful Friday!

{ 32 comments }

 

  • Jess in NYC August 21, 2009, 5:11 am

    I can't think of a better way to start the day! Running and working out with friends first thing in the morning is one of my favorite things. Have a great Friday!

  • Shannon August 21, 2009, 5:11 am

    Caitlin, I love that even when you are "running late" you manage to put together the yummiest looking breakfasts! Combined with the run, it sounds like a lovely start to a Friday morning.

  • Jess August 21, 2009, 5:34 am

    The Penguin was the one of the speakers at our TNT dinner before the race. He was so awesome and inspiring! He made me feel so much better about not being able to run as fast as I wanted to because of my injury. Love it!

    P.S.-I just looked at your training plan as well, I ran only 17 miles on the road at my longest run because of my tendonitis and I finished just fine. I was in pain, but that was because of the injury. I really would do only one, maybe two 20 milers and not do 22. It's so hard on your body and it opens you up for overtraining injuries.

  • Oh She Glows August 21, 2009, 5:38 am

    Oh man I so wish I had a running buddy!! A sunrise run sounds just awesome. šŸ™‚
    Happy Friday!

  • Jenna August 21, 2009, 5:39 am

    caitlin, it seems like you had a nice start to your day! with a nice morning run with friends and then a yummy breakfast!!
    jenna

  • Runeatrepeat August 21, 2009, 5:40 am

    I love "The Penguin!"

  • seesaraheat August 21, 2009, 5:46 am

    Glad your friday is off to a good start. Your time is really close to the 10K time I ran in a race this Spring, haha.

    Enjoy the rest of your day, yummy breakfast!

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit August 21, 2009, 5:49 am

    I read your posts and remember how cool you are. I can't wait for you to visit Charlotte!

  • Rachel August 21, 2009, 5:51 am

    Just got back from a very foggy sunrise run myself. šŸ™‚ Really,there's no better way to start the day. Hope your day continues on a high note!

  • Leianna August 21, 2009, 5:51 am

    runninn with friends is always funner and makes the time go by!

  • One Year No Diets! August 21, 2009, 5:57 am

    You always have the best breakfasts šŸ™‚

  • Pam (Highway to Health) August 21, 2009, 6:05 am

    That is a great quote! That sounds like a great way to start your Friday!

  • brandi August 21, 2009, 6:21 am

    what a great way to start your day šŸ™‚

    Do you have any suggestions on where to find training schedules for a 1/2 that only have 3-4 days of running per week? or how you would do it only running 3-4 times per week?

    I'm thinking of doing a 1/2 this November and know I need to start training, so I'm looking up stuff today but wanted to get your feedback since you've done it before!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 21, 2009, 6:23 am

    brandi – i like hal's plans. http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/novice.htm i think you could get away with eliminating one of the runs. you def can do a half with 3 runs/week. hell, people argue you can do a marathon with 3/week..

  • Peanuts & Crackerjacks August 21, 2009, 6:59 am

    I didn't get to read your post last night but I almost cried when I saw the Martha Dixon Run T shirt!

    I am from Mt. Lebanon and have volunteered at it or run in it for the past 12 years! It is something I'm very passionate about and I'm so glad you were able to run it. I ran it that year too and got first in out age group! Just made me so happy to see you participated in something so near and dear to my heart!

  • Lizzy August 21, 2009, 7:02 am

    Running buddies always make it easier to get motivated! Good for you girl! šŸ™‚

    breakfast looks amazing, its awesome that even though you were pressed for time you still managed to make that! your the best!

  • K from ksgoodeats August 21, 2009, 7:26 am

    Way to go with your run! That's awesome!! I always fall in love with your eggy french toast!

  • Nina August 21, 2009, 7:36 am

    Yay for running buddies! I wish I had the motivation to make such a delicious breakfast in the morning!

  • andmarie August 21, 2009, 7:36 am

    What a great start to a Friday! Your breakfast looks delish!

  • Courtney August 21, 2009, 7:38 am

    I love how your meals seem to be placed in quadrants on your plate!

  • HangryPants August 21, 2009, 7:54 am

    Can I suggest a bulk discount on purchasing 4 or more op. beautiful necklaces. šŸ˜€

  • Sheri August 21, 2009, 8:04 am

    What a great way to start a Friday morning! Your breakfast looks so yummy! Have an awesome day.

  • Angela (Run Study Eat) August 21, 2009, 8:23 am

    sounds like a great morning!

  • brandi August 21, 2009, 8:31 am

    Thanks Caitlin! I'll check that out.

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 21, 2009, 8:47 am

    That sounds like an awesome run. Good for you!

  • betty August 21, 2009, 8:49 am

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  • Nicole (dishin') August 21, 2009, 9:07 am

    Your breakfast looks awesome!!!

  • Angharad August 21, 2009, 9:10 am

    A sunrise run with friends sounds like the best thing to get you going in the morning and that breakfast looks like the best Friday treat to come home to! Holler!!

  • Bec August 21, 2009, 9:48 am

    wow wonderful breakfast! Dont you just love running buddies they make runs so fun!

  • Ali August 21, 2009, 10:43 am

    YAY for running buddies! I love running with someone and chatting. The quote on your road ID is great! Very inspiring!

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie August 21, 2009, 11:13 am

    Nice looking breakfast!! That is a whole lot of fruit!!

  • Susan August 21, 2009, 4:10 pm

    I'm obsessed with running with the sunrise! Except, it's rising later and later now, so sometimes it's still dark when I get out :\

    Egg-y french toast = <3

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