Two-A-Days Make Me SLEEPY!

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I could barely sleep last night because I’m so excited for the Healthy Living Summit.  The simple solution to ensure I get a good nights sleep in tonight:  Two-a-days!  Exercise always exhausts me in a deep, deep slumber!


First up: running!   Before my run, I had some dates and almonds.


I did a 6.0-mile run around the beautiful downtown Orlando.


Three cheers for flat land! :)  I do NOT miss the hills in Tennessee at all!


Here are my statistics:


  • Duration:  59 minutes 57 seconds
  • Distance: 6.0 miles


I came home and was greeted by my wonderful hubby, who had brought me FLOWERS!


Love him! 🙂


We both ate a bowl of granola (this is about 2 servings):


And then we took off on a bike ride!


We only got to do 6 miles before it started to thunder and rain, so we hightailed it back home ASAP!


  • Duration:  30 minutes
  • Distance: 6 miles


We came home and I tackled my very long to-do list.  The Husband made dinner:


He made whole wheat pasta with kidney beans and pinto beans, pasta sauce, and a mix of roasted veggies.  I couldn’t finish all the veggies, though!  It was good.


Next up: an army of gingerbread men!


I ate a little iced man for dessert:


Nom nom nom!  These guys will be going up for auction at the Healthy Living Summit, with proceeds to benefit Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!


Here’s my To Do list:


  • Confirm decorations for Summit
  • Sort through e-mails
  • Unpack
  • Re-pack
  • Bake cookies
  • Ice cookies
  • Grocery shopping
  • Stop by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for Bake Sale supplies
  • Stop by Dress for Success to meet with volunteer coordinator
  • Finish book proposal
  • Run
  • Bike
  • Write Operation Beautiful posts for the next four days!





  • Casey @ Double Scooped August 12, 2009, 6:54 pm

    I've heard about dress for success before! MY supervisor at work actually participated in it during high school. Awesome 🙂

  • Anna August 12, 2009, 7:08 pm

    Nothing knocks me out faster than a super active day in the sun, that's for sure.

    So excited for the Summit- see you sooooon!

  • VeggieGirl August 12, 2009, 7:09 pm

    Love the flowers from your husband and the iced gingerbread men!! 🙂

  • Tyler August 12, 2009, 7:10 pm

    love the gingerbread men…christmas in august!!

  • Lizzy August 12, 2009, 7:15 pm

    love the gingerbread men. haha so cute! 🙂 and getting flowers is so cute gotta love the hubby!

  • Lori August 12, 2009, 7:16 pm

    Yum – gingerbread, one of my very favorite cookies!

  • NYgirl@heart August 12, 2009, 7:20 pm

    I'm not sure if you're already done with everything but I wanted to offer to help out with your auction. If there is anything I can bake please let me know! I might have missed something so feel free to let me down easy if you

  • Rosey Rebecca August 12, 2009, 7:28 pm

    I love exercising twice in a day! I always feel so great afterward!! Have a safe trip! Those cookies look yummy!

  • Nina August 12, 2009, 7:43 pm

    the sun does it for me. period. i'm outside for 20 minutes and i want to take a nap (ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the hot sun does do me in).

    also, CANNOT wait for boston!! 🙂 actually i'm already here, so what i can't wait for are the festivities to start!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK August 12, 2009, 7:59 pm

    so jelouse of your bike!!! I am so excited for you and the Summitt!

  • Emily August 12, 2009, 8:05 pm

    Such cute cookies!!! Have a great weekend!

  • heyitstay August 12, 2009, 8:42 pm

    It's so close – have a great time!!

    I have a question regarding your knee – I know you learned how to properly tape/brace it, ice it, and PT exercises/stretches to do. But is that all you do for your knee, and it pretty much cured your pain? Because it seems like you're running longer and farther (two 6-mile runs this week!), which is AWESOME!! I'm just curious as to if your knee has bothered you at all since running more, or if those simple things helped a ton. I'm still in the process of curing/figuring out my knee problem, and am not sure where to go from here.

    Thanks Caitlin!

  • Rachel August 12, 2009, 9:33 pm

    Look at those cute gingerbread men! Hehe.

    GOOD LUCK traveling tomorrow. I am so excited to see recaps of this summit from all different POVs – especially yours! Wahoo!

  • Andee (Runtolive) August 12, 2009, 9:47 pm

    Those gingerbread cookies look amazing! I think the icing is the best part 🙂

  • Juicy Jessy August 12, 2009, 10:48 pm

    it's true that two-a-days are making me tired, but then i have to be careful not to run too late at night, because then i can't sleep!

  • wholebodylove August 12, 2009, 10:50 pm

    How sweet of him to surprise you with flowers!! I still think gingerbread men are the best kind…when you're feeling frustrated, you can bite their heads off

  • Fitness Foodie August 13, 2009, 4:51 am

    I love your blog, and am happy to come across another foodie with similar interests. I have a food blog, but recently launched another site dedicated to hiking, running, strength training etc… (it is in its infancy at this point, but more content to come). Anyways, check it out if you'd like. I will be back to puruse yours!!!


  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 13, 2009, 4:53 am

    hey it stay –

    hey there!

    re: your question on my blog + what i read on your blog, i think you need to find another doctor. the first doctor i went to was TERRIBLE ( and the second doctor actually understood me and my knees ( i found the second doctor by calling a runner's club and asking the marathon coach for a recommendation (i had to ask three people before i found someone who could recommendation a doctor).

    my knee pain is almost entirely gone! i havent worked up to super long distances yet and i do fear i'll have some trouble, but the combo of PT + icing + foot supports + knee braces = a happy runner.

    seriously try a new doctor!!

  • seesaraheat August 13, 2009, 6:44 am

    You are gettin' it done girl! Your husband is a sweetie 🙂

  • NoMeatAthlete August 13, 2009, 7:41 am

    Have a great time! As I've started to get to know other bloggers, I'm been thinking the same thing recently about how awesome it will be to one day meet some of them. What a great opportunity!

  • Madelin August 13, 2009, 8:10 am

    Cute gingerbread men! Have a great time at the Summit!

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