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I was in bed by 10:30 and up at 6:30.  I feel productive already!  🙂


Breakfast was amazing:


I made French Toast with a POM Wonderful twist, resulting in California Toast!


I added 1.5 tablespoons of fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice to mixed eggs + ground flax, and then cooked the French Toast like I normally would.  Then, I topped it with POM seeds, banana, and a drizzle of maple syrup. 


Nom, nom, nom.


Megan is coming over in half an hour to join me for a run.  We both need the extra motivation of a running buddy today, I think! Although we usually run in her neighborhood, she’s driving to my place today because she’s bored with the scenery around her house.  🙂


Back on Track Month


Thank you for your feedback on Back on Track Month.  It’s helpful for me to hear that you guys “like it” when I admit my struggles with leading a healthy lifestyle.  It’s not easy, but I know it’s worth it. I love running, eating well, getting enough sleep, and feeling strong and healthy.   :)   So… time to get BACK ON TRACK!


Operation Beautiful


There are some wonderful notes on Operation Beautiful today!  Check it out!

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Things to Do:


  • Eat breakfast and blog
  • Run
  • Work, work, work!
  • Figure out health insurance
  • Book plane ticket to the Fit Bloggin’ 2010 conference
  • Go to the bank
  • Anatomy class


See you later!



  • Cara October 27, 2009, 7:39 am

    Ahh Fit Bloggin’! A conference I can actually go to! How exciting! Thanks for the inspiration for Back on Track Month, I’ve decided to join you!

  • Sara October 27, 2009, 8:08 am

    Looks like you have a busy day ahead! Hope your Back On Track Month starts out great! 🙂

  • Teacherwoman October 27, 2009, 8:09 am

    Have a great day, Caitlin!

  • Matt October 27, 2009, 8:17 am

    Good looking breakfast 🙂

    I think I’ll be having french toast today!

  • Diana October 27, 2009, 8:19 am

    I don’t thing people like it when you admit your struggles.. I think they appreciate the fact that you’re honest and show everybody that you’re human and sometimes it’s hard to do the right choices. I really hope you are able to accomplish everything you want to. 🙂

    That french toast looks amazing. I’m a little “afraid” of eating french toast. How do you cook it, by the way?

    Have a great and productive day!

    • Caitlin October 27, 2009, 10:13 am

      just dredge the bread in beaten eggs and then pop on a greased and hot skillet. cook both sides until golden. so easy!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 27, 2009, 8:22 am

    I thinkin’ about going to Fit Bloggin’, too. Can’t decide.

  • Erica October 27, 2009, 8:24 am

    Hooray for sleep and a run with a friend 🙂 I wish I had more friends that were runners….maybe I need to join a running group. Your breakfast looks incredible. Would you mind emailing me a little bit of info about where ya’ll stayed in California, what you liked/didn’t like, etc? We’re trying to plan a vacation and considering staying in the US- I’d love your opinion!

  • Emily October 27, 2009, 8:30 am

    One of the things I really like about your blog is how you document how you go about doing & achieving things. I like your lists and your incidental asides such as when you posted re. Negativity. It’s a Whole Life blog 🙂 thank you for sharing. Right now I’m trying to motivate the boyfriend to come running, as now we’ve had daylight savings here it’s really dark to run alone and you’re right – a running buddy is great to keep us on track. Have a great day.

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 27, 2009, 8:34 am

    Congrats on getting off to a back-on-track start! Your breakfast looks amazing!

  • Leah @ Simply fabulous October 27, 2009, 8:35 am

    French toast is one of my fav things to eat!
    Enjoy your day getting things done!

  • Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) October 27, 2009, 8:37 am

    Fit Bloggin sounds fun.. details?? Lovin that french toast.. what a great way to start the day 😉

    • Caitlin October 27, 2009, 10:13 am

      will post at lunch!

  • Anne P October 27, 2009, 8:41 am

    Yay for Fit Bloggin’ roomies 🙂

  • Sara October 27, 2009, 8:46 am

    Hi Caitlin, Good luck on getting back on track!
    im reaching out for a little blogworld comfort. Im training for the Disney Marathon as well and it will be my first marathon, but the injury ghost caught me last week!! I have sciatica, which is an inflammation of the sciatic nerve. I had to rest all of last week (which thankfully was a taper week), and that with some meds was suppose to cure it, but the pain is still there! My doctor said I would have to take shots (the first of which I got yesterday and was PAINFUL!!!) and take a couple more days off running.
    I know it doesnt seem like such a big deal, but long runs are getting longer by the week. im suppose to tackle a 16-miler this saturday (my first one too), and I just dont think Im gonna be able to. Im scared of losing my endurance and very bummed out because I was feeling stronger than ever!!
    I dont know how to readjust my training plan, any suggestions or words or encouragement??¡?

    • Caitlin October 27, 2009, 10:15 am

      aww im sorry. i’ve had sciatica too but not that bad. it’s painful.

      i think you’re going to be fine. now is the time to think of short-term losses for long-term gains. the marathon is two months + out. you have more than enough time to take off two or three weeks and recover just fine. remember that your goal is to finish safely, not qualify for boston or anything!

      i would take the next few weeks off and bike (if you can do that) or swim to maintain your cardio base. it really is not going to ruin your training at this point to take some time off. like i said, short term losses for long term gains!!

      good luck. i hope you feel better soon 🙁

  • kirsten October 27, 2009, 8:51 am

    Way to go on the getting back on track month! 🙂 I need to declare Nov. a “get on track” month because I’ve been off track for so long.

  • Rosey Rebecca October 27, 2009, 8:53 am

    Wow your breakfast looks so good! I followed in your footsteps and woke up at 6 this morning. But I had to write a paper for class today so it was sort of like procrastinating instead of being productive. lol

    That conference in Baltimore looks like so much fun!

  • m October 27, 2009, 8:58 am

    Finding insurance in NYC is a nightmare. Not sure if it is as hard in FL as it is here – but I hope not! One good resource is the Freelancers Union & it looks like they have a FL plan:

    • Caitlin October 27, 2009, 10:15 am

      oh thanks!

  • Andee (Runtolive) October 27, 2009, 9:03 am

    Great idea with adding some pom juice to the French toast mix-looks delicious!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 27, 2009, 9:07 am

    I am amazed by how many conferences there are for bloggers, how fun!

    Loving your french toast girl, it’s making me hungry!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 27, 2009, 9:21 am

    It’s helpful for me too to hear when other people struggle from time to time because we all do it 😉 Have a great day!

  • Island Girl Eats October 27, 2009, 9:23 am

    What a delicious looking breakfast.

    I always feel better when I am motivated too. I am like you, a good to-do list always gets me back on track! Good luck with getting back on track.

  • brandi October 27, 2009, 9:24 am

    ooh, I bet the POM juice in that was great!

  • Jolene ( October 27, 2009, 9:25 am

    I love how you are showing many uses for POM’s!! I never really knew how to use them before (or open them)!

  • megan October 27, 2009, 9:29 am

    I totally hear you on the back on track thing. I just declared the same thing to my husband at the end of last week! But since my blog is primarily cooking/baking, he is the only one holding my accountable. But he’s doing a good job. It’s so much easier when you have quantifiable goals!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) October 27, 2009, 9:49 am

    looks SO delectable! Thank you for the reminder on fitbloggin!

  • Evan Thomas October 27, 2009, 9:52 am

    Good luck with the to do list for today; I find lists indispensably helpful too

  • Nicci@NiftyEats October 27, 2009, 9:53 am

    yummy breakfast full of fruit!

  • Erin October 27, 2009, 10:04 am

    You’re making me want to try pomegranate — I’ve only had it in juice, never raw.

  • Stacey October 27, 2009, 10:04 am

    Oh yay! I’ve been trying to figure out a way to use all that POM juice in my fridge up! Glad you are back on track, have a good run my dearie 🙂

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 27, 2009, 10:23 am

    That OB note made me smile . . . I’ve been working really hard at work and on my school work this month and sometimes I feel so tired that I’m sure I look like crap!

    Good luck on getting back on track, we all lose focus here and there, I know I do.

  • Carolyn October 27, 2009, 10:26 am

    Love that O.B. note! P.S. I’m giving away a breast cancer awareness Ipod nano armband case on my blog:

  • Juicy Jessy October 27, 2009, 10:45 am

    you really make me want to buy pomegranates! 🙂

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 27, 2009, 10:52 am

    Pom arils are so good! I might have to eat some for breakfast this morning too!

  • chandra h October 27, 2009, 11:07 am

    love all of your incorporations of poms since you’ve gotten back from CA!

    great REM cycle (lol, i’m such a dork) 😀 waking up early feeling rested = instant productiveness. hope your day goes well!

  • Daniel (Beer in Shape) October 27, 2009, 11:12 am

    that French Toast looks awesome. What type of bread do you use for it?? I made some last week with wheat bread, but it was a bit bland..

    • Caitlin October 27, 2009, 12:03 pm

      i like nature’s path whole wheat or arnold whole wheat.

  • Julie @savvyeats October 27, 2009, 11:28 am

    That french toast looks amazing! I may have to get some pomegranates….

  • angieinatlanta October 27, 2009, 11:53 am

    I love those POM seeds; they look delish and juicy!

  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life October 27, 2009, 12:08 pm

    Yay for back on track month!!!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion October 27, 2009, 12:16 pm

    I love to see “book plane ticket it for Fit Bloggin’2010” on you list of to do’s! YAYAYAYAYA!

  • Tay October 27, 2009, 12:47 pm

    What a delicious french toast idea!! Have a good run with Megan! 🙂

  • Jenna October 27, 2009, 1:52 pm

    glad you got back on track and got eight hours of sleep!

  • Rachel October 27, 2009, 7:38 pm

    I just heard about this — (it’s like sending a message in a bottle but through twitter) it is anonymous and goes to a random person. Reminded me of Kath’s operationbeautiful message but thought it might be a fun way for you to spread the message as well. I’m definitely planning on it 🙂

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