I collapsed in bed after writing my afternoon post and slept from 4:45 PM to 7:10 PM!  Guess I was very tired from all the football excitement.  🙂


I wanted to get a few miles in before the sunset, so I grabbed a bar:


And took off on a run!


I ended up taking a new route, doing my math wrong, and running 3.62 miles instead of 3.0!  I love it when that happens.  🙂


  • Duration: 33:39
  • Distance: 3.62
  • Mile 1: 9:29
  • Mile 2: 9:07
  • Mile 3: 9:12
  • Mile 3 – 3.62: 9:12


‘Twas an excellent run!


I came home and made a quick dinner:


I grilled squash and zucchini with some balsamic vinegar on our George Foreman… it was good and really easy to do! 


I also had whole wheat Cous Cous with kidney beans, Alfredo sauce, and cheese on top.  🙂 Mmm. Cheese!




A BIG, BIG congrats to Matt from No Meat Athlete.  Word on the blog street is that he qualified for the Boston Marathon today with an an insane time of 3:09:59…. yes, that’s like 7:15-minute/miles…. for 26.2 miles.  :)  FYI, I cannot run a 5K at that pace!

[matt start]

Matt has run five marathons, most recently the Walt Disney World Marathon in January 2009 with his best time of 3:20:30.  His first marathon was over 4:30, so he’s come quite, quite far.  And he’s going to be a Daddy soon!  Basically, he is awesome. Stop on over to No Meat Athlete and give him the kudos he deserves!



  • Runeatrepeat October 4, 2009, 9:10 pm

    I cannot get enough couscous lately. I think it’s my favorite pasta/rice pick (at least for now).

  • Weekly Bite October 4, 2009, 9:23 pm

    Wow, now that’s a nap! I love it when I can take a long nap like that! That means you needed the rest! That’s awesome about Matt’s qualifying time!

  • Matt October 4, 2009, 9:26 pm

    Nice nap!

    Late night are awesome. I actually love running in the dark!

  • Evan Thomas October 4, 2009, 9:26 pm

    W00t. Great run to you and Matt. I’ve been waiting to hear about how the marathoners of today did.

  • angieinatlanta October 4, 2009, 9:29 pm

    I LOVE Sunday afternoon naps! They are totally necessary and wonderful!

    Great fun! And Matt is a freakin’ beast!

  • Jenna October 4, 2009, 9:30 pm

    I wish I could nap, I haven’t been able to nap in years. My body just won’t let me!

    Your cous cous creation sounds delicious 🙂

    One of my best friends just completed her first marathon today. Congrats to her and Matt!!!

  • Priyanka October 4, 2009, 9:34 pm

    The couscous sounds delicious!!

    Congrats to Matt!

  • Lizzy October 4, 2009, 9:36 pm

    i also love when you calculate wrong and you end up running longer! hehee…is that weird of us?

  • Jenna October 4, 2009, 9:54 pm

    glad you listened to your body and gave it a rest!

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) October 4, 2009, 10:19 pm

    Nothing like a little extra on your run!

  • Ali October 4, 2009, 10:22 pm

    Its always a good idea to listen to yo’ bod!
    I know you are UBER busy right now, but if you have a chance, on behalf of HTP and OpBeaut- would you comment on this post:


    I believe you have a LOT to offer!
    Thanks and congrats on all your latest success!

  • Melissa S. October 4, 2009, 10:28 pm

    glad you got that nap in and listened to your body! that’s what i should have been doing with the little sleep i’ve been getting lately!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 4, 2009, 10:36 pm

    Mmmm, I’ve just gotten into couscous, but found it bland the first time, I will try your Alfredo mix up!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now October 4, 2009, 10:36 pm

    Glad you gave your body the rest it needed. And that’s awesome about Matt!

  • Erin October 4, 2009, 10:37 pm

    I just wrote a post about how I went out to run 5 miles and ended up running 7.2, due to my math. Errrr, what??

    I’m definitely feeling couscous this week! Good call 🙂

  • EatingRD October 4, 2009, 10:52 pm

    Boy, I’ve been feeling like that lately too, like I could just sleep for days. It’s all catching up with me 🙂
    That’s so awesome, I love his blog too

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 4, 2009, 11:19 pm

    so jealous of your nap! Once on vacation I set out to run 5 miles and ended up running 9 because I got horribly lost! oops!

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, Healthy living blog :) October 4, 2009, 11:30 pm

    Awesome run! It’s always good to run further than you expected because I feel like I’ve truly accomplished something 🙂
    and WHOA, that guy is FAST! Congrats to him!!!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 4, 2009, 11:37 pm

    That couscous looks so fluffy and delish!

  • Emily October 5, 2009, 12:29 am

    Your dinner looks delicious! I cannot seem to make cous cous correctly. How do you do it??

    • caitlin October 5, 2009, 7:10 am

      i think the trick is equal parts BOILING liquid and cous cous and you have to cover the pot. AKA, follow the recipe on the back of the box exactly, not like rice where you can just wing it.

  • Julia October 5, 2009, 1:22 am

    What a great day for races, I ran my first half marathon today and met my goals for it!
    Racing is great, I can’t wait to get more into, and I can only imagine how exciting qualifying for Boston is!

  • Whole Body Love October 5, 2009, 1:50 am

    I think I would love anything if it’s topped with Alfredo Sauce

  • christie, honoring health October 5, 2009, 5:40 am

    I think couscous is the thing I miss the most since giving up gluten. sigh.

  • Diana October 5, 2009, 6:42 am

    Wow, that’s awesome.
    And that dinner is simple and looks good. 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 5, 2009, 7:00 am

    The couscous creation looks delish.

  • natalie October 5, 2009, 2:13 pm

    fyi…your posts aren’t showing up in google reader! haven’t since the 28th of sep…any idea why?

  • Ellen Collis October 5, 2009, 4:28 pm

    Your dinner looks delicious–as always! I need to get a George Foreman so I won’t have as many excuses for not cooking!! And yes, I love when I run longer than I intended to. It’s pretty easy to do in NYC–I’ll just pick a new route/neighborhood and let myself get lost!


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