Race Week and Bialys

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It’s RACE WEEK!  I’m racing in my first "real" race of the 2009 season on Saturday.  It’s a 5K, and I’m very excited.  This week also happens to be a taper week for marathon training, so I’ll be cutting back on my mileage a little. 


Although my personal record for a 5K is 23:42, I’m hoping to clock in under 25:00 minutes for this race.  I haven’t been doing much speed training.  But maybe I’ll surprise myself?


My Glory Days of 5K Racing:

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So, the Husband did not get home from the FSU vs. UM game until 5:45 AM!  How crazy (and dedicated) is that?  I woke up a little later so I could do yoga.  It felt so good to slowly stretch my sore muscles and ease myself into the work week.


And then I made a fabulous breakfast:


The special feature of this breakfast was a Bialy:


I found these in the frozen section of the grocery store and was intrigued by the "hybrid" Bagel/English Muffin concept.  The nutritional information is pretty good, too!  Check out this awesomely short ingredient list:


I topped my Bialy with a Sunny Side Up egg:


Verdict?  Taste-wise, Bialys are nothing special.  But the ingredient list was stellar, so I may purchase it again! 


If at First You Don’t Succeed, Tri, Tri Again!


Nicole raced in a semi-disastrous triathlon this weekend.  She wrote me to say, "I had language barrier problems (I live in Germany, and speak a little German, but enough to order something, not enough to converse in a race), and actually ran through the triathlon finishers chute not once, but two times because I was lost the first time.  This was after I got lost on the bike course!  I contemplated quitting the race all together a few times, but you and your triathlon experience popped into my head.  I remembered that you had finished your race even though you were DQ’d, and I wanted to finish what I started.  So, I got back on that running route (the correct one this time), and finished.  It was crazy!"


Read Nicole’s full recap here!



  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City) September 8, 2009, 5:34 am

    Good luck in your 5k later this week. Running a fast, short distance can be a nice change of pace while marathon training. Looking forward to hearing about your race re-cap.

  • Thinspired September 8, 2009, 5:40 am

    That looks like a really cool product! I've never heard of anything like it before. It's nice to see some new stuff in blogworld 🙂

  • Jessica Howells September 8, 2009, 5:41 am

    Good luck in the 5k! When is your marathon? Good for you for running one! I ran a half and I'm surprised I lived through that!!

  • Caitlin September 8, 2009, 5:45 am

    jessica – im running disney on jan 10. i hope i survive that, too.

  • Jenny September 8, 2009, 5:46 am

    Happy race week, girlie! Glad you have some Bialy's for energy..how cute are those?

  • Deva (voracious Vorilee) September 8, 2009, 5:55 am

    Good luck in your 5k this week. I am still building up to racing – I think I'm scared of doing so! I want to run a half marathon next spring, so I know that i need to get my feet wet soon 🙂

  • The Big Blue Dog September 8, 2009, 5:55 am

    Good luck with your race!

  • Erin September 8, 2009, 6:11 am

    The ingredient list looks great! Otherwise, it just looks like a bagel… 🙂

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) September 8, 2009, 6:25 am

    I'm sure you'll do awesome in the 5K race!

    Those Bialys are a great find! What supermarket did you find those in?

  • Pam (Highway to Health) September 8, 2009, 6:28 am

    Happy race week! You will do great! I'm sure the adrenaline of racing again will carry you right through. Enjoy!

  • skinnyrunner September 8, 2009, 6:30 am

    yeah for the racing season! i cant wait. good luck on your 5k!

  • brandi September 8, 2009, 6:36 am

    what a crazy recap and good for her for finishing 🙂

    so exciting that race season starts! my 5k for the season is in October!

  • Courtney September 8, 2009, 6:56 am

    OMG! I'm getting so nervous for my first sprint tri at the end of September, I'm not sure I should read these kinds of stories!!! But maybe it will help me avoid some of the problems…so I guess I better just do it! Thanks for the info!
    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • Susan September 8, 2009, 7:00 am

    Yay!! I'm running a 5k this weekend too! 😀

    For some reason I never knew you were an egg-eating veggie. Some people are iffy about it, but I ate eggs the whole 8 years I was a vegetarian. Those bagel thingys definitely look interesting!

  • Carolina John September 8, 2009, 7:10 am

    Good luck in the 5k! taper weeks are always nice.

  • Nicci@NiftyEats September 8, 2009, 7:24 am

    Good Luck with the 5k Caitlin! I know you'll do good.

  • Rose September 8, 2009, 7:30 am

    I just caught up on your weekend posts! Congrats on the filming – can't wait to see the end result, and also congrats on your one year friendship with Meghann! Friendship is such a beautiful thing 🙂

  • Erica September 8, 2009, 7:34 am

    Good luck this week! I'm sure you will do just fabulous 😉 I want to try a bialy! Such a fun concept. Hope your "Monday" goes well 😉

  • savvyeats September 8, 2009, 8:14 am

    OMG, I LOVE bialys!! We used to get them all the time when we lived in Ohio, but they don't have them at any bakeries/bagel shops in Minnesota or Wisconsin. I did just recently have one that my dad brought back from Chicago… my first one in about 10 years!

    Sorry, I'll stop gushing over bialys now 🙂

  • eve September 8, 2009, 8:26 am

    Bialy's are really yummy. I would suggest buying a fresh one from a bagel shop. Here in NYC most bagel places sell them.

  • Eating for England September 8, 2009, 8:51 am

    Bagel/English muffin hybrid?! But I like both of those so much on their own…I don't know if I would want a hybrid! Haha.
    Good luck in your 5K! So exciting to get back into racing. My first 10 mile race is in a few weeks and I'm starting to get nervous!

  • Kath September 8, 2009, 8:55 am

    "Fresh ground onions"!?! That's like an April Fools joke on me!

  • K from ksgoodeats September 8, 2009, 9:04 am

    A bagel and an English muffin?! Two of my favorite carbs in one?! I love it.

  • Jenna September 8, 2009, 9:11 am

    I'm just catching up on my google reader- a major slow day at work :(.

    You and Meghann are adorable. I hope to meet some great friends through the blogging world too!

    I love bagels and I love english muffins, so this product looks like it could be right up my alley. I will have to be on the lookout. Thanks for the heads up dear!

  • leslie September 8, 2009, 9:15 am

    ohh i can't imagine eating a bialy from a box! you have to try a fresh one sometime from a traditional jewish deli – the only place my dad will eat a bialy outside ny is down in boca, and i consider him a bialy connoisseur. 🙂

    good luck with your race this weekend – it must feel great to be kicking off the season!

  • Lizzy September 8, 2009, 9:29 am

    Good luck with your 5K girl! your gonna rock it out for sure 🙂

  • platipus329 September 8, 2009, 9:35 am

    What a funny concept for a product

  • Exa September 8, 2009, 10:12 am

    Good luck on your 5K! I just signed up to run my first one ever in October, and I'm hoping to clock in under 25 minutes too. Like you, I've had a lot of knee-related setbacks w/ running and I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. You're definitely an inspiration!

  • Jenna September 8, 2009, 10:44 am

    wow! that is wicked late from getting home from the game! haha.

  • angieinatlanta September 8, 2009, 2:03 pm

    Good luck on your 5K! I really admire your training philosophy – train smarter, not harder!

  • Liz @ in the skinny September 8, 2009, 3:28 pm

    I would have just bought the package for the name Bialys.
    I bought fruit called dinosaur eggs for the name. They looked neat too.

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie September 8, 2009, 4:31 pm

    I totally want to try Bialy's!! Good luck with your race!!

  • HangryPants September 9, 2009, 4:06 am

    Bialy = yum. Something I thought was a New Jersey only thing. They sell them in all the bakeries here, but they don't have the whole. It's connected and flat in the middle.

    I like your new picture on the site.

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