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I am SO glad it’s Friday.  I’m pooped and need to go to bed early tonight.



By the way, James feels much better after his brush with death on Monday.  He’s back to his old self.  I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but James talks – if you ask him how he is, he says “woof woof wooooooof” in a really low, deep voice.   You can have entire conversations with him where he “woofs” back.  I need to make a video!  Anyway, he’s talking again, so I know he’s OK. 🙂


Here are my eats from this afternoon.  Since I needed some protein after my 16.0-mile run this morning, I had Greek yogurt and granola:


And I had a bar:


And crackers and hummus:


Dinner was a salad with crackers… I wasn’t very hungry after all my serious snacking!


Just watched last night’s The Office again and sobbed hysterically when Jim and Pam got married… again.  🙂


Time to walk the puppies and go to bed!  See you in the morning.



  • Simone @ P:T October 9, 2009, 9:45 pm

    The office was so good last night! Amazing. And I def just had a big ‘ole bowl of cereal, granola, and greek yogurt for dinner and thought of you and your daily yogurt bowls. YUM YUM!

  • Mel October 9, 2009, 9:50 pm

    Thanks for the update on James and the beautiful pic of Maggie! Congrats on your run this AM!! I know exactly what you went through while you were not able to run. It is the WORST!! I am slowly coming back from my injuries as well. 10 1/2 is my longest but I am on my way. Keep up the great work.

  • Evan Thomas October 9, 2009, 9:51 pm

    Haha, I cant believe you’ve already rewatched the wedding. That’s a devoted fan right there

  • Angela October 9, 2009, 9:51 pm

    Totally teared up at Jim and Pam’s wedding. My boyfriend just looked at me like I was crazy.

  • Tay October 9, 2009, 10:03 pm

    I’m always starving every 2 hours after a super long run. Snacks throughout the day are the way to go!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 9, 2009, 10:04 pm

    I love your poochies in the pics. Our dog Peanut talks to us too. She lets you know if she’s not happy and if she has something to say. We always picture her with an attitude 🙂

  • Nicole October 9, 2009, 10:16 pm

    I am so glad to hear that James is doing well! Pokey likes to talk too. Last night I was playing with him and anytime I’d say something to him, he’d howl back at me 🙂

  • jenny October 9, 2009, 10:28 pm


    I totally get you! My dog talks too. i honestly believe that dogs are people . . . also my dog loves watching rachel ray . . . he’s kind of crazy

  • Lizzy October 9, 2009, 10:50 pm

    So happy to hear that james is doing better 🙂

  • Jenna October 9, 2009, 10:55 pm

    glad james is back to normal!

  • Jolene ( October 9, 2009, 10:57 pm

    I cannot wait to see the Office – I have it recorded!

    I am glad to hear James is back to his old self again – he is such a beautiful little guy 🙂


  • Christy October 9, 2009, 11:00 pm

    So glad to know that I wasn’t the only one tearing up at their wedding! And I think a video of James talking is a must! Would love to see it.

  • maria October 9, 2009, 11:18 pm

    I always feel so hungry after a REALLY long run. I feel you on all the eats that followed.

    So glad to hear your boy is back to normal. And how cute that he “talks.” Would love to see a video.

  • Kristy October 9, 2009, 11:23 pm

    I actually had a very serious talk with my house guests and they completely put me down about my healthy eating. I know that my healthy eating is ABOUT ME but when your really close friends have nothing but negative things to say.. it is quite difficult. How do you deal with it? Thank you for your input…

    • Caitlin October 10, 2009, 7:56 am

      to answer your question, i have to make some assumptions. i’m assuming that you’re healthy but balanced — so we’re not talking about an ED in disguise. also, i’m assuming you’re not forcing your behaviors on your friends or preach to them on how bad a Big Mac is. However, it is entirely possible that you are balanced and they are not. I guess I would be curious to know what they are saying – that “healthy eating” makes you un-fun? like, you won’t go to mcdonald’s after a heavy night of drinking and get a burger and fries and shake like they do? friends shouldnt try to force you to be exactly like them! if you’re still going out with them and having fun, just being more conscious of what you put in your mouth for your own health reasons (and are balanced in general), i would really question if they were actually my friends. how can someone argue that healthy living is BAD? i’d be curious to hear more about your situation.

  • Katie October 10, 2009, 12:06 am

    SUCH a cute picture of James!!!

  • emily October 10, 2009, 12:08 am

    I’m a little late, but I just wanted to say how much I love your post from earlier about how running changed your outlook! I am a naturally positive person but the last couple years have been really hard and I’ve seen myself fall towards negativity, it is great to get a reminder to cut it out 🙂

    • Caitlin October 10, 2009, 7:56 am

      yay thank you!

  • Annamarina (Running Tails) October 10, 2009, 12:11 am

    Please do post a video of him talking! Sounds so cute and would love to see it 🙂

  • Whole Body Love October 10, 2009, 1:16 am

    My fiance’s dog, Peanut, has conversations like that. Before my daughter was born, I would have ridiculously long conversations with Peanut when Mallard was out of town for work.

  • Kristine October 10, 2009, 1:51 am

    im glad james is feeling better 🙂

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, Healthy living blog :) October 10, 2009, 1:55 am

    Aww James sounds so cute. I’m so happy to hear he’s feeling better!! What a trooper 🙂 My Cat’s like that. You can have full conversations with her. She looks you straight in the eye and meows in response. It’s awesome!
    My FAVOURITE thing about running long distances, is the food you get to eat afterwards!! 😀

  • Diana October 10, 2009, 2:52 am

    I’m glad James is ok now. 🙂

  • christie, honoring health October 10, 2009, 7:14 am

    I’m glad James is talking again. Our cat Caddie talks too, I always tell him that he gets that from my side of the family 🙂

  • Peanut Butter Bliss October 10, 2009, 7:25 am

    you’ve got me hooked on the greek yogurt/crumbled bar for granola. Have you tried cascadian farms almond butter flavor!? its bliss.

  • angieinatlanta October 10, 2009, 8:46 am

    I seriously loved the Office wedding – it was perfect!

    I used to have a dog that talked as well! It was so cute!

  • Lee October 10, 2009, 9:53 am

    I want to see James talk! That is cracking me up.

  • Sue October 10, 2009, 12:26 pm

    Noooooooooo! Spoiler! I am in the UK and we are not that far ahead with The Office; in fact they are not even together yet in the episodes I’ve seen! If you weren’t so wonderful I would be very very cross 😉

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