Happy Anniversary, Meghann!

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Although our trail walk was very fun this morning, it just didn’t "do it" for me.  I felt so itchy for activity all day.

 

Finally, I called our friend Harry and asked if he wanted to go to the dog park (the Husband is out of town watching the FSU vs. UM game!).  Harry suggested we throw around a baseball, which I thought was a very Labor Day-ish activity.

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(Same workout clothes as before!  No sense in sweating up new stuff.)

 

We played catch for about 15 minutes and then we played with the dogs.

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Harry tried to make James do tricks, but….

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James was NOT having any of that! šŸ™‚

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While we were at the park, Harry started to ask me questions about running.  I asked him if he wanted to go on a run and he said YES!  I was so excited to have someone new to run with.

 

Harry hasn’t run since high school, so we did a walk/run mix.  I was really proud of him because he stayed super upbeat and motivated!  Check out our impressive stats:

 

  • Duration:  25 minutes
  • Distance: 1.8 miles

 

Go Harry!

 

I love it when non-runners ask to run with me because I keep hoping I’ll convert someone to the sport (hasn’t happened yet).  Running CHANGED my life.  It transformed me into the person I am today…. I just want other people to see how awesome it is.

 

Around 2 PM, I had granola + yogurt:

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Later, I snacked on some watermelon:

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And dinner was a grilled cheese and spinach sammie, corn chowder soup, and an orange:

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Melty cheese = awesome.

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Happy Anniversary, Meghann!

 

Today is Meghann and my 1 Year Friendship Anniversary!  We met when Meghann contacted me through the blog and said she wanted to meet up.  We went for a 5.25-mile run together and visited the Farmers’ Market… and the rest is history!

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Here’s what I said about Meghann the first time we met:

 

Meghann was really motivating! I kept asking if she wanted to stop or take a break, and she was like, "Nahh! Let’s do another loop!"

 

And Meghann commented back:

 

Yay, I made it on the blog! This morning was so much fun. The Mexican dish I got was amazing, too bad you’re allergic to mango. I can’t wait to hang out again. Yay for new friends!

 

We raced our first race together a few weeks later

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One year later, we’ve run 8 races together!  With many more to come.

 

We’ve only known each other a year, but I feel so close to Meghann.  She was there when I got married, she was there through all my running successes (and epic failures), and she was there for me while we planned the Healthy Living Summit.  She is fun and wonderful and kind and smart…. in short, she is an excellent friend.  Without blogging, we would’ve never met!

{ 47 comments }

 

  • inmytummy September 7, 2009, 5:50 pm

    I think it's great that you met through your blogs and are now best friends.

  • bhealthier September 7, 2009, 5:55 pm

    aw happy friendship anniversary!

  • Meghann September 7, 2009, 6:00 pm

    Yay for 1 year of friendship! Who knows what would have happened if I never met you, life would not be as fun at all. Love you!

  • Kelly September 7, 2009, 6:01 pm

    That's really cute, you guys are awesome šŸ™‚

  • Caroline September 7, 2009, 6:05 pm

    Wow, that's so great that you guys met through blogging. I hope that I can meet people in this wonderful community as well!

  • angieinatlanta September 7, 2009, 6:09 pm

    Aw, that's so sweet! I really love how the blogging community brings people together!

    You guys seem like you have such an awesome bond – I predict you both speed-walking next to one another as old ladies, still chatting it up as lifelong friends!

  • Eat Clean Live Green September 7, 2009, 6:09 pm

    That's so awesome you met such a good friend through blogging šŸ™‚

  • Lizzy September 7, 2009, 6:16 pm

    I love new friends, and your story is so fun and amazing! šŸ™‚ you two girls are so lovely!

    So glad that you had a new running partner šŸ™‚

  • Julia September 7, 2009, 6:20 pm

    What an awesome Labor Day for you! Hanging out with Harry, reintroducting him to running, and your the anniversary of your friendship with Meghann. I have total friendship envy of you and Meghanh hehe!

  • VeggieGirl September 7, 2009, 6:21 pm

    So cute šŸ™‚ Happy anniversary to you two!

  • Oh She Glows September 7, 2009, 6:24 pm

    Aww you and maghann are so cute!!!

  • Oh She Glows September 7, 2009, 6:24 pm

    Thats Meghaan I meant! šŸ™‚

  • Oh She Glows September 7, 2009, 6:25 pm

    omg im such a tool…bahaha

    Lets see if I can get this right:

    Meghann

    Thank you, I will go now. šŸ™‚

  • Kelly September 7, 2009, 6:34 pm

    Awww I love this post. šŸ™‚ Yay for friends.

  • Amy! September 7, 2009, 6:38 pm

    Hi Caitlin!

    So you helped to motivate me to 'go for it' and sign up several weeks ago for an Aquabike race, which is FINALLY coming up this weekend! It's a 1.2 mile swim and a 56 mile bike ride, and I remember that you did a 40 (or 40+?) mile bike race with your dad a little bit ago –

    I have a couple of questions for you:
    About how long did it take to finish the 40 miles? I just have no approx. gauge for how long the bike portion might take me.

    Any 'day of race' fueling advice / for this week leading up to it? Should I start cutting back on fiber now (I get probably a litttle too much of it day-to-day)?

    Sorry for all the questions / longest comment EVER!

    Thanks for motivating me to go for it!

  • Meg September 7, 2009, 6:40 pm

    This is amazing – and you've both really inspired me to run. I've just started running a few weeks ago, and I absolutely adore it.

    Thank you!
    Meg

  • Easy Losing Weight September 7, 2009, 6:42 pm

    The dog is Soo cute!
    Happy Anniversary.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 7, 2009, 6:44 pm

    amy – good luck!!!

    here is my metric century race recap: http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/2009/06/miles-for-matt-metric-century-race.html it was a 60 mile ride.

    all the eats are in the post!

    i wouldnt worry about the fiber too much — biking isn't like running where your tummy is being jostled and you're at risk for shitting yourself. LOL. TMI, sorry.

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now September 7, 2009, 6:44 pm

    That is such a great story of blogger friends becoming real life friends! So cute!

  • Julie September 7, 2009, 6:48 pm

    aw, you two are too cute, happy anniversary!

  • Paige@ Running Around Normal September 7, 2009, 7:01 pm

    Aww…yay for friends:) You guys sound like you have a great friendship!

    James looks like he was really enthralled with that ramp there šŸ˜‰ Fun times!

  • Angharad September 7, 2009, 7:24 pm

    So cool that you guys met and formed such a bond through the blog! It's so wonderful that that can happen.
    Yay to trying to convert people to running as well! The hub came on a 2 mile run with me last week and I was literally over the moon about it (he claims to hate running) – I wish I could find more people to convert!!

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie September 7, 2009, 7:30 pm

    That is so wonderful that you and Meghann met through blogging! I hope that I eventually meet some fellow bloggers!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) September 7, 2009, 7:32 pm

    Cute post! You girls are both so sweet and it's awesome that blogs could bring y'all together! šŸ™‚

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 7, 2009, 7:44 pm

    aw so cute!!

    I have definitely considered running as a sport now that I've been reading your blog. I used to hate running and now I enjoy it! It's still a work in progress for me though.

  • WholesomeFoodie September 7, 2009, 7:47 pm

    Happy anniversary! Hope you turn your friend into a runner. That would be awesome!

  • itallchanges September 7, 2009, 7:53 pm

    How cool to have friends you met through the blog. I have a few internet friends but no blog friends yet.

    I love to tell friends about running and how much I love it and it motivates me. My friend actually just asked me this weekend about it and I told her to go for it. It's addicting but so much fun…and you're right it is life changing šŸ™‚

  • Feed Me I'm Cranky September 7, 2009, 8:09 pm

    aaawww that was so sweet!!!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats September 7, 2009, 8:52 pm

    Yea, for friendships thru blogging!

  • Mica September 7, 2009, 9:05 pm

    I love Maggie's inside-out ear in that picture of the granola and yogurt.

    Happy Anniversary to you and Meghann!

  • Liz September 7, 2009, 9:10 pm

    So cool you might have converted your friend to running. It's so fun to spread the love! That is really cool that you and Meghann became friends through the blog. Happy BFF anniversary!

  • Megan September 7, 2009, 9:15 pm

    Do you have a link to the Orlando Turkey Trot? I am having trouble finding info about it, but I am on my blackberry so it doesn't work on some websites.

  • Megan September 7, 2009, 9:24 pm

    Nevermind my last comment, I think I found it. Is the SeniorsFirst Turkey Trot in Lake Eola the only Turkey Trot in Orlando?

  • Jessica September 7, 2009, 9:40 pm

    I will totally give you credit for getting me into running. I did start the C25K a few times before happening on your blog and never got through it. Once I started reading your blog (and the other HLS girls) I was TOTALLY inspired. It has gotten me to stick with it and I am totally addicted now. I am running my first 5K on Saturday, 10K in October and am planning an half next year. I often think of you guys when I am running for motivation. All you girls rock!!

  • wholebodylove September 7, 2009, 9:45 pm

    It's amazing how healthy living blogs can bring us together. I love meeting new friends through blogging.

  • Sara September 7, 2009, 10:55 pm

    Kudos to Harry! I'm in about the same shape – that's a distance I would try to run/walk. It's an improvement over long ago barely being able to run 1/4-mile without stopping, though. Do you think my stamina will eventually pick up? For some reason, sometimes I also just get nervous that somehow my body can't sustain such a high heart rate for so long… Oh, psychology. It's not even as an "excuse" to stop, though; it's more of an anxious feeling. Anyway, wish I had you as a motivator! Glad you found a new run buddy.

  • Taylor September 8, 2009, 12:15 am

    Awww that's so cute that blogging can get you such close friendships šŸ™‚

  • Zesty Cook September 8, 2009, 2:42 am

    Cool friendship Caitlin and great story! Looks like you had a fun day at the park!

  • HangryPants September 8, 2009, 3:34 am

    Even though I "ran" before, I think you (and others) helped convert me to an actual runner.

    Happy Anniversary. šŸ˜€

  • Rosey Rebecca September 8, 2009, 4:15 am

    Yay friendship anniversary!! I love both of your blogs!

  • Shannon September 8, 2009, 4:24 am

    That's a wonderful friendship story! I started a blog myself with the hope that I would meet a few like-minded people. You both are great inspiration!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 8, 2009, 4:50 am

    megan – im not sure about the turkey trot – i don't normally do them because i just run by myself before thanksgiving.

    sara – YES! the galloway method is great and it really does increase your endurance. that's how i got started running. just push yourself a little each time to run a few more seconds or a little farther. you can do it!

  • Susan September 8, 2009, 5:30 am

    Awww, that's so cute!! I wished I lived closer to many of the wonderful people I've met through blogging. Some day I'll get to meet them all! šŸ™‚

  • MelissaNibbles September 8, 2009, 6:06 am

    Yea for friends! Happy anniversary. I started my blog in hopes of meeting new people too. It's hard to make friends as an adult and I think blogging is a great way to connect to people.

  • Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 8, 2009, 6:56 am

    Caitlin

    You should know you DID inspire me to start running. I've only been doing it a month so far, and there's still a lot of walking involved. I even ran while out of town on vacation last week. With all my injuries I never thought I could do it, and really never wanted to try, but you changed my mind.

    AND you inspired me to start a blog too! It's only been up a few weeks, but it feels great doing it.

    You are the first blog I click on every morning (we share the vegetarian thing)

    You are awesome . . . and THANK YOU

    – Morgan

  • Sheri September 8, 2009, 7:40 am

    What a great post! So awesome that you both developed such a wonderful friendship through blogging!

  • Laura September 8, 2009, 12:59 pm

    I read your comment about you are hoping to "convert" someone to running and haven't yet! I used to feel the exact same way, until finally one of my co-worker friends converted…..and ran her 1st race with me. It felt so good to know she started running after being inspired by me who loves running and credits it for the lose of 100 pounds to date (plus healthy eating of course)! I am sure you have inspired others, they just haven't told you yet…….you inspire me, I have been trying to run faster since I started reading your blog!!! =)

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