Starter Breakfast

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I woke up early, got some work on the Operation Beautiful book done, and had a starter breakfast:


Just toast and organic blueberry jam.


It’s just a starter because I’m about to go work out and will eat more when I return.  :)  However, I cannot decide if I want to run or bike.  Technically, my training plan says I’m suppose to do 5.0 miles today, and since I slacked on mileage last night, I feel like I should run.  On the other hand, I have not biked in MONTHS, and my bike looks lonely on my porch.


Decisions, decisions….


It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated


No, really!  :)  I’m so excited to be a finalist for the FoodBuzz Blog AwardsHealthy Tipping Point and Operation Beautiful are up for two awards:


10. Best Healthy Living Blog:
1. Carrots ‘n Cake
2. Eat, Live, Run
3. Gluten-Free Girl
4. Healthy Tipping Point
5. Kath Eats


13. Best Blogger Humanitarian Effort:
1. Chez Pim & Menu for Hope
2. Healthy Tipping Point & Operation Beautiful
3. No Recipes/Blog Away Hunger
4. Share our Strength Virtual Bakesale


Please go vote for me HERE!  You can vote even if you aren’t a blogger or a member of FoodBuzz


I’d be especially excited if Operation Beautiful won the Blogger Humanitarian award because then more women would find out about the mission!  :)  And we all know the world needs a little bit more love


Thanks in advance.  :)  Please go vote for me HERE! 


Now…. onto that workout….



  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 7, 2009, 7:58 am

    I’m voting away! 🙂

  • Paige October 7, 2009, 8:00 am

    You could always do both? half and half?
    Oh, and I totally voted for you for both of those!

  • Diana October 7, 2009, 8:34 am

    Congrats on the nominations! 🙂
    Maybe you could run a couple of miles and then bike the rest? I don’t know ahah

  • maria October 7, 2009, 8:56 am

    Congrats on the nominations! 🙂 I’ll be voting soon. Sometimes it’s better to cross-train and make sure you’re giving the love to ALL of your muscles… it can help prevent injuries.

  • christie @ honoring health October 7, 2009, 8:58 am

    Congrats on the nominations! I voted yesterday!!

  • Jolene ( October 7, 2009, 9:07 am

    Congratulations on the nominations Caitlin! You totally deserve them 🙂 I am so happy for you, and all the wonderful things that are going on in your life these days!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 7, 2009, 9:12 am

    congratulations on the nominations! I would have to agree with you that with all the running I’ve been doing my bike feels horribly neglected! I’ve promised it that after my half we will spend some quality time together!

  • Jenna October 7, 2009, 9:14 am

    congrats on the nominations!!

  • Lizzy October 7, 2009, 9:21 am

    YAY for the nominations Caitlin! 🙂

  • amanda @ fake ginger October 7, 2009, 9:24 am

    Congrats on the nominations!

  • Rachel October 7, 2009, 9:25 am

    I voted for you!!! I like when you bike because you take your camera 🙂 Have a good day!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 7, 2009, 9:27 am

    Congrats on the nominations! And I hope whatever you decide to do, that you have a great workout 🙂

    Hope Mr. James is doing good too!

  • healthy ashley October 7, 2009, 9:36 am

    I’ve fallen in love with cycling AND running and always have the toughest time choosing which I want to do! Luckily, they’re both great choices 😉

    Congrats on the nominations!

  • Sarah Jayne October 7, 2009, 9:50 am

    Major congrats on the nominations. I defnitely vote Op. Beaut. for best humanitarian efforts! I’m all for spreading the love 🙂

  • Tay October 7, 2009, 9:53 am

    Voting?! Done and done!! When seeing your turtle picture yesterday on your bike I realized you hadn’t ridden in so long either! I would bike 🙂 You need some cross-training in that plan!! 😉

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 7, 2009, 10:11 am

    I already voted Caitlin, your blogs are TOPS in my books!

  • Nicole October 7, 2009, 10:12 am

    Bike! I had a dream last night that I left my bike downtown, unlocked up, and someone stole it. I woke up in a SERIOUS panic!!

  • Nicole October 7, 2009, 10:12 am

    Oh, and congratulations! You deserve it, Caitlin!

  • Courtney October 7, 2009, 10:18 am

    I love that…starter breakfast!! I often have a “starter breakfast” on the weekends before an early morning workout and then get to have the “real” one later. Fun!


    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • BethT @ Pretty By The Bay October 7, 2009, 10:20 am

    This has nothing to do with food, but you’re an Oprah fan, Caitlin – right? If so, watch today. One of my favorite non food bloggers ( is on to talk about how she survived a horrific plane crash last year, along with a painful recovery process. Talk about inspiration for Operation Beautiful…anyway, you might enjoy it!

  • Evan Thomas October 7, 2009, 10:21 am

    Grats on the noms!

  • Lo October 7, 2009, 10:25 am

    i voted for you! i cant believe im even up there for a nod LOL. its so surreal!!


  • Sheri October 7, 2009, 10:36 am

    Congratulations on the nominations! I voted for you my dear…I think what you are doing with Operation Beautiful is wonderful!

  • brandi October 7, 2009, 10:57 am

    congrats on the noms! I voted this morning 🙂

    biking or running will be good, whatever you choose!

  • Tina October 7, 2009, 11:03 am

    Congratulations! You definitely should win best Humanitarian effort. I can’t even believe how much you’ve accomplished!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 7, 2009, 11:11 am

    I would go biking. One day off your training is not going to kill your race.

    I voted for you. I remember seeing one of those notes in NYC before I even knew what it was. I’m trying to write up how it affected me to submit. It was such a profound thing to me that I will never forget.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 7, 2009, 11:17 am

    CONGRATS on the nominations!!! =)

    You totally deserve it, I know both your blogs have inspired me…… fact I started my own blog because yours inspired me “so much”!

    I wanted to hopefully do the same for others as well and knew that my past experiences (with losing 100 pounds) and current ones (trying to find a healthy balance) might just do that, hopefully!

    I am only a month in but having a great time with it!

    =) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 7, 2009, 11:17 am

    P.S. About to vote for you now! =)

  • Cara October 7, 2009, 11:26 am

    Congratulations on your nominations! I’m so excited for you and your career adventures with Operation Beautiful. I’ll be rooting for you!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite October 7, 2009, 11:26 am

    I voted! I think “Operation Beautiful” is a wonderuful and wish I had known of something like that when I was growing up! Good luck! I hope you win!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing October 7, 2009, 11:33 am

    Congrats on the nominations!! It’s just one good thing after another lately :O))

  • angieinatlanta October 7, 2009, 12:22 pm

    I nominated you for operation beautiful! You totally deserve it!

  • Jess October 7, 2009, 12:31 pm

    Congrats on the well-deserved nominations! I voted for you 🙂

  • Niki October 7, 2009, 4:47 pm

    Congrats girl!! Voting for you!!

  • caronae October 7, 2009, 7:36 pm

    I totally voted for you for “humanitarian mission” operation beautiful! I agree that as many people as possible need to find out about it and start loving themselves no matter what!

  • Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun July 15, 2010, 3:40 pm

    Congrats on the nomination! You have a great blog – I will vote for you! 🙂

  • Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun July 15, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Oh crap. I just looked at the date this post was published…I obviously can’t vote for you now but congrats anyways! 😛 (Oops!)

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