Shaky Warrior

in Healthy Tailgate 2009

Hey, James – get off my yoga mat!


The ultimate downward dog.  🙂


I did 30 minutes of Yoga Sculpt this morning.  I have huge bruises down my thigh from the tumble off my bike yesterday, and I’m not sure if it’s my injuries or just the fact that it was early… I was just so shaky!  I couldn’t hold any of the position well.  My abs were working overtime.  🙂


After yoga, I made breakfast:


Mmmm.  Banana oatmeal!


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: unsweet coconut, flax, and raspberries


It’s our last tailgate of the season. 🙁 So sad – football season went by so quickly!  We’re actually playing University of South Florida today and going to Tampa instead of Miami to tailgate.  I hate being the away team! 


It’s “chilly” out there – I better bundle up!


November 28, 2009 Tailgate Menu


  • Appetizer:  Chips and salsa (I’m going to try to exercise self-control this time!


  • Entree:  Grilled zucchini and squash sandwiches with cheese on Arnold Sandwich Thins  (This was my favorite entrees of all the tailgates, so I’m making it again).


  • Side Dish: Vegetarian baked beans


  • Side Dish:  Fruit salad


Nom, nom, nom!  Have a great day.  Oh, and I really need to build myself mentally up for my 20 mile training run I’m doing tomorrow – Ahh!



  • kilax November 28, 2009, 9:21 am

    Have fun at the Tailgate today! Sounds like some good fuel for tomorrow’s 20 miler! I can’t wait until I am marathon training again. I miss those super long runs! All I have is a 6-miler this weekend 😉

    • Caitlin November 28, 2009, 9:27 am

      6 miles is long!!! LOL

  • Matt November 28, 2009, 9:24 am

    20 miles is my favorite long run. I am sure you will enjoy it 🙂

  • Alicia November 28, 2009, 9:27 am

    My dog always ends up on my yoga mat too! I don’t know if it’s the softness of the mat or that he’s really good at upward dog!

  • ~Jessica~ November 28, 2009, 9:28 am

    ‘Ahh’ indeed! You’ll be fantastic though, because you always are. I’m racing tomorrow but it’s only ten miles…I shall think of you whenever I’m tired or flagging. You are such an inspiration!

    I love making my oatmeal with rice milk too…adds a lovely sweet, creamy flavour that’s so much nicer than cow’s milk. In my humble opinion, anyway 😉

    James looks adorable as always.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite November 28, 2009, 9:31 am

    How is the rice milk in oats? I always use soymilk but have never tried rice milk.

    Have fun at the tailgate!

  • Anne P November 28, 2009, 9:33 am

    I love how James is licking his lips like he wants to eat the yoga mat 😉

  • Evan Thomas November 28, 2009, 9:41 am

    Good luck on the 20! Vegetarian baked beans are a GREAT dish. I think this weekend or next I should try to sweeten my own coconut. I can stand the stuff unsweetened but nobody makes organic or preservative free sweetened

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet November 28, 2009, 9:42 am

    Sorry it’s your last tailgate of the season, but live it up! 🙂 We hate USF so I will be cheering UM on extra hard today!!

    You’re going to kill the 20 miles..the weather is going to be cold and wonderful. You’re going to have your mantras at hand, and we’ll be sending you positive vibes the whole time.

    Remember, you are beautiful and you are strong! You can do it. 🙂

  • Lee November 28, 2009, 9:47 am

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 28, 2009, 9:51 am

    I can’t believe football season is almost over, either. It flew.

  • jenna November 28, 2009, 9:55 am

    have one last great tailgate!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats November 28, 2009, 10:25 am

    Have a great day tailgating and watching football.

  • skinnyrunner November 28, 2009, 10:41 am

    have fun at your last tailgating! sounds like a yummy menu.

  • Tina November 28, 2009, 10:49 am

    Aw James is so cute 🙂 I miss my puppy!
    Have fun tailgating!

  • michelle November 28, 2009, 11:22 am

    FL IS so cold today!! I did 14 in 50 degree weather off Key Biscayne. The wind was whipping! I was wondering why we started so early…I could have used the sun. 🙂 Have fun today!

  • Erin November 28, 2009, 11:30 am

    That bowl of oats looks delicious! It’s so cold here for a run — I’m hoping it’s a little better this afternoon and I can get outside.

  • Morgan November 28, 2009, 12:06 pm

    My dog ALWAYS lays on my yoga mat whenever I use it. Must be a common thing! 🙂

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot) November 28, 2009, 12:25 pm

    The breakfast looks marvelous! Enjoy your tailgate and have a killer run tomorrow 🙂 I feel so lazy, YOU GO GIRL!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans November 28, 2009, 12:37 pm

    Have fun at the game today! Your tailgate menu looks delicious, as always!

  • Susan November 28, 2009, 12:38 pm

    Okay, when I first glanced at the title of this post, I thought it said “Skanky Warrior.” I was reeeeally confused why you were talking about “skanks” 😛 (not to mention, I hate that term!)

    Have fun tailgating, fuel up for that run tomorrow!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal November 28, 2009, 12:44 pm

    Aww..poor bruised legs!
    You will rock it tomorrow! You’re amazing, Caitlin! Twenty miles is outrageous!

  • Carolyn November 28, 2009, 2:39 pm

    Hope you recover soon from your injuries.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) November 28, 2009, 2:50 pm

    Peanut and Leo love my yoga mat too. Sorry about your bruises. Take it easy so you don’t get too sore.

  • Jolene ( November 28, 2009, 3:49 pm

    Those oats look delish! Have fun tailgating!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat November 28, 2009, 4:22 pm

    Oh no, sorry to hear about your fall! I hope it doesn’t give you too much trouble. Good luck on the long run tomorrow, can’t wait to hear how it went 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 28, 2009, 4:56 pm

    Good luck on your run! Kick ass(phalt)!!

  • Amanda November 28, 2009, 7:30 pm

    My dog Jack always gets on my yoga mat. I put it down and he immediately plants all 95 lbs on the mat. I think I need to buy another one, so he can have his own! 🙂

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run November 29, 2009, 2:03 am

    Good luck on the run! I thought of you and your training when I was out running (7 miles) this morning =)

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