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Sorry for the lack of posting last night… I needed to disengage from the computer!  The Husband was feeling sick so I took care of him, and we watched Adventureland, which was pretty good.


I also filled out my Disney Marathon application:


Today is Recommitment Day for Team in Training.  I’m running the Disney Marathon in my college friend Megan’s honor.  Megan is going through her second bout of leukemia right now and is waiting for a bone marrow transplant.  :(  I’m also running the marathon in honor of my Aunt Lynn, who had leukemia about 12 years ago and is healthy now.


Team in Training is a great organization, and I’ve raised $2,994.00 so far.  But, I haven’t actually done any training runs with the group due to scheduling conflicts. I am going to go to Recommitment Day.  :)  Recommitment Day basically means you’re promising to raise the rest of the minimum donation (if you haven’t done so already) and run the marathon.   We’ll also run for 1 hour.


It’s official – I’m registered!


I woke up this morning and did a little strength training:


  • 30 push-ups
  • 100 bicycle crunches
  • 2 30-second planks


And ate a lovely brekkie:


I made Hodgon’s Mills Whole Wheat Buttermilk waffles.  On the top, I smeared some Greek Yogurt mixed with Pumpkin Dip.


And a banana.


Off to work I go!




You’ve got 1 week to enter the Operation Beautiful book contest.  If you submit a note to me using THIS FORM, your note will be considered for the book – plus, you’ll be entered to win the following prizes:


  • A $100 gift card
  • A variety pack of Glo Bars from Oh She Glows
  • A Stonyfield Farm gift bag
  • A case of POM Wonderful
  • A Superchick CD
  • A pair of Feelgoodz Flip Flops
  • A piece of jewelry from DragonFlie Designs


Contest ends on October 19 – don’t delay!



  • Kirt October 12, 2009, 8:32 am

    Well done on registering for the marathon – you’re much braver than me! Best of luck with the rest of your training, looking forward to reading about you girls kicking ass in January!
    And those waffles look damn good! *drool* haha

  • Evan Thomas October 12, 2009, 8:33 am

    Congratulations on putting yourself out there and registering!

  • MelissaNibbles October 12, 2009, 8:34 am

    My prayers are with your friend.

    Congratulations on registering!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 12, 2009, 8:52 am

    Congrats on making it “official!” Have a great time with the Team In Training people!

  • Rosey Rebecca October 12, 2009, 8:53 am

    Your waffles look amazing!! Congrats on registering!! I still need to enter the Operation Beautiful book contest!

    I’m actually having a Newman’s Own Organics Giveaway on my blog if you want to check it out!

  • Jess October 12, 2009, 9:02 am

    I remember being so nervous when I filled out my recommitment papers. It’s really too bad you haven’t gotten to run with the team. That was my favorite part of TNT. The support from my teammates kept me going even though I was injured. I love it so much that this season I’m a mentor! It feels good to be running for a cause.

  • Jac October 12, 2009, 9:05 am

    hope you do well in the marathon!!! Work hard!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 12, 2009, 9:08 am

    Good for you! I hope you have a great run with the team 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 12, 2009, 9:39 am

    Good luck working on the book today. 🙂

  • Rose October 12, 2009, 9:41 am

    Hooray for registering 🙂

    Hope the husband is feeling better!

    I am still working on a creative entry for the book. Where is my brain these days?

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 12, 2009, 9:55 am

    I have to wear my back brace for running after having surgery. I tried once to run without it because I forgot it but my back was not happy. I will never forget it again.

    Glad you are making a recommitment. That’s the hardest thing for me to think about with long distances. I don’t know if I could commit to the training.

  • Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) October 12, 2009, 10:11 am

    I’m SO impressed with Marathon runners. I’m still working on 5Ks, but maybe someday…
    Those waffles look good – I might have to invest in a waffle maker. I started today with pumpkin pancakes. mmm…

  • Holly October 12, 2009, 10:21 am

    I hope your knees are feeling better!

  • Diana October 12, 2009, 10:27 am

    That breakfast looks awesome, and good for you on making it official. Good luck on that run.

    And I’m sure your friend will be ok. 🙂

  • Peanut Butter Bliss October 12, 2009, 10:28 am

    i think its great that your running as a purpose because every stride you take is only benefitting your friend 😀

  • Lizzy October 12, 2009, 10:41 am

    I have a good idea brewing in my head for operation beautiful, i just hope i’m not to late! 🙂

  • Courtney October 12, 2009, 10:45 am

    Congrats on registering and making it official!

    I think the idea of a Recommittment day is a great idea in general..we should all sit down, take a minute, and recommit to the goals we have in our life and how we will achive those goals. Thanks for the food for thought!

    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • brandi October 12, 2009, 11:53 am

    congrats on being registered!!! So exciting, and I think it’s great that you have people in your life right now you’re running this for.

  • Jenna October 12, 2009, 11:53 am

    you are lovin the pumpkin dip caitlin! it sure does look great though!

  • Jolene ( October 12, 2009, 12:06 pm

    Okay – I have to make this pumpkin dip!

  • angieinatlanta October 12, 2009, 12:18 pm

    Yay for recommittment! And double yay for waffles!!

  • Tina October 12, 2009, 12:35 pm

    Did you buy that pumpkin dip? I want some!

    • Caitlin October 12, 2009, 12:36 pm

      click on the hyperlink – its a really easy recipe!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 12, 2009, 1:41 pm

    Congrats on recommitting! I think it’s awesome that you’re doing this. I went to my first TnT meeting on Saturday. I’m way nervous!

  • Julie @savvyeats October 12, 2009, 2:03 pm

    Congrats on making it “official,” and good luck with the rest of training!!

  • Ellen October 12, 2009, 4:13 pm

    Those waffles with the pumpkin dip look AMAZING!!

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