October 2009

Use Skype to stay in touch with friends and family. I feel a little slow to the party, but I just discovered Skype.  In case you haven’t heard of it, a Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet…. FOR FREE.  Yes, free.   All you need is a [...]


Fit Bloggin’ 2010

Good afternoon!  Megan and I ran 6.0 miles this morning.  It was obvious that we BOTH appreciated having a running partner today!   We managed to squeak out the mileage at a decent pace, but I had to stop and ask her if we could walk several times towards the end.  I don’t think I’m [...]


California Toast

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 [...]


Back on Track Month

I am a very purpose-driven person.  I thrive on To-Do lists.  I relish schedules.  I love training plans.  When I am proceeding forward in my life with a goal, I am happy.   For the last two weeks, I feel like I’ve been wandering around with no purpose.  Too much TV, not enough work.  And [...]


Pile on the Miles 2009

I feel like Meghann – my lunch consisted of a bunch of random items thrown into a salad bowl! :) The star of my salad was a pomegranate.  I love how POMs are so time-intensive to cut open, but in the end, you have 2 cups of arils to show for all your hard work! [...]


Morning Walk and Old Habits

Good morning.  Another week begins!  Last week was essentially a vacation, so I really need to crack down and get the book written.  The publisher’s due date is RAPIDLY approaching!  Eck!   My mom and I took Jamesy for a nice, long walk this morning: We walked for 32 minutes and completed 1.68 miles.  My [...]


One Word Movie Night

Snack: Dinner: Portion: Pie: Picture: Pooped!  :)


Downtown Brunch

Around noon, my mom and I headed downtown Orlando to grab brunch.  One of my favorite restaurants in downtown is called Hue.  It’s a trendy little dinner spot (read: expensive), but I’d heard it had a very reasonable breakfast menu. I ordered the Hue Scramble #1, which was scrambled eggs with asiago cheese, bok choy, [...]


A Short Long Run

In general, I consider anything over 6.0 miles to be a “long run” because I’m running for more than an hour.  Per my marathon training plan, I was due for 17.0 miles, but I just couldn’t bear to:   1) run for 3 hours because I still feel a little sick (respiratory illness) and 2) [...]


Grandpa’s Celebration and a Four Mile Run

I had a very full day!  :) Today was my 92 year-old grandpa’s party.  He wanted to have a Celebration Party and get together with all of his family members and old friends.  There was about 50 people at the party, including people that my grandpa has known for 60 years!   My mom and [...]


Split Oak Trail

This morning, my mom and I went on a 4.0 mile hike on the Split Oak Trail, named after… well, the big split oak along the trail! The tree is over 200 years old and split apart 50 years ago due to the weight of the lateral branches.  It’s still alive!   Before we left [...]


Happy Birthday, Harry!

My mom is in town and I couldn’t be more excited.  We spent the entire afternoon laying on the couch and talking.  We snacked on hummus, crackers, and grapes: And then we went to our favorite Thai restaurant, Royal Thai, for my friend Harry’s birthday.  The Husband is out of town, so it was just [...]


My Kind of Burger and Fries

I am such a lucky girl today!  Not only is my mom flying in from Tennessee, but my Dad was in the area and stopped by for lunch:   My dad recently lost 35 pounds through portion-control and healthy eating.  Yay, Dad!  And his blood pressure dropped from 185/110 to 117/73. :)   I made [...]


Pomegranate Pancakes

Good morning!  :)  I spent a good 10 minutes opening up this lovely lady: In order to make these: Pomegranate Pancakes!  Although I am sometimes referred to as “Caitlin Pancake” in the blog world, I actually only enjoy a few types of pancakes.  I do not like chocolate chip pancakes at all, and I only [...]

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