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The corral issue has been solved!


Thanks to my sub-2:00 half marathon, I was moved into Lauren’s corral.  Boy, am I glad I PUSHED myself one month ago!  All is well now with the marathon plans for Lauren and I to run together.  🙂  Wish I hadn’t kept myself up all night worrying – it usually works out, doesn’t it?


After the Expo, we picked up my mom, Lauren’s mom, and Lauren’s mom’s friend at the airport.  We’re really thrilled our families (my dad and Lauren’s sister) are traveling to support us.  We feel blessed.  🙂


We took our moms to lunch at a place in downtown Orlando called Hue. 


I got an amazing mushroom sandwich with amazing zucchini chips.



I asked how the zucchini chips were made, and the waiter said they were fried in panko crumbs. They were delicious!


Lauren and I decided it would be fun to take our families bowling.  So, off we went!  I think the NYC ladies were very impressed with our $12/three games and shoes.  🙂  It’s a cheap night out, what can I say?


Lauren and I practiced our finish line hand-hold.  To be honest, we’ve been “practicing” this for practically everything in the last 24 hours… making coffee, Maggie taking a pee, waking up.  🙂




I snacked on two mini Larabars (which equal a full bar):


Everyone had a lot of fun bowling!


We came home and ordered pizzas:


I ended up having a third slice of cheese pizza.


We’re currently watching Spirit of the Marathon on Hulu (it’s free, check it out!) to help us get pumped up for Sunday.



  • Runeatrepeat January 8, 2010, 10:07 pm

    I’m planning on watching that movie (again) tomorrow 🙂

  • Salina January 8, 2010, 10:12 pm

    Best of luck….you guys will do great!!!

  • Vicki January 8, 2010, 10:23 pm

    Glad you got everything worked out with your corral. Sounds like a fun day! 🙂

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) January 8, 2010, 10:23 pm

    I’m so excited and proud of you girls (and everyone else running too)…gosh it almost feels like IM running it too! (bahaha yea right!!!!). In case I am not able to log on tomorrow, I wanted to send you the most positive vibes and encouragement that I can!!!!! You have done your work, sweat, tears, let this race be the fun celebration that it should be. You deserve it!

  • skinnyrunner January 8, 2010, 10:24 pm

    so glad you got your corral fixed, i always worry about race stuff, like getting there in time, finding parking, getting into the right corral and everything always works out. its just nerves i think.
    good luck and have fun!

  • Badgergirl January 8, 2010, 10:28 pm

    Glad to hear the corral issues are solved! Good luck at Disney!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) January 8, 2010, 10:29 pm

    Glad you fixed the corral issue. This is exciting- good luck!!

  • Evan Thomas January 8, 2010, 10:32 pm

    Congrats on getting that resolved! That’ll make the 26.2 that much easier

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 8, 2010, 10:35 pm

    Your lunch looks delicious. I’m drooling over the mushroom burger!

  • Kristine January 8, 2010, 10:43 pm

    yayy you are going to do awesome!!

  • Erin January 8, 2010, 10:44 pm

    Lunch looks so yummy — vegetarian food rocks! 😀

  • Run Sarah January 8, 2010, 10:50 pm

    That sandwich looks SO good…I have to try making those zucchini chips!

  • Jolene ( January 8, 2010, 10:53 pm

    Oh good – I knew things would work out!! You must feel so relieved. That sandwich looks so delicious – great veggie option.

    I CANNOT wait for Sunday to hear about the marathon!!! I am so excited for you!

  • Kristen January 8, 2010, 10:54 pm

    I’m glad you got the corral issue fixed.
    Again- best of luck with the race. I can’t wait for the recap and the pictures!

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) January 8, 2010, 10:59 pm

    I glad you got that fixed! Good luck at the race you are going to rock it!!

  • Rosey Rebecca January 8, 2010, 11:08 pm

    Good luck Caitlin!! You are going to be amazing!! Can’t wait for the recap!!

    ps I am giving away 5 bags of dove pb milk chocolate promises on my blog if you’re interested!!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 8, 2010, 11:27 pm

    So glad it all worked out! And that mushroom sandwich looks so good!

  • Good Taste. Healthy Me January 8, 2010, 11:33 pm

    What a great day and night! Looks like you ladies had a blast! Good luck on the race! You’ll do fantastic!

  • nancy January 8, 2010, 11:55 pm

    Hue is one of my favorite places when I visit Orlando! When I was three I took swimming lessons at the pool at what is now the cool apt/condo complex right by there and I went to middle school right around the corner. It cracks me up that that is now a cool place to hang out.
    Good luck at Disney!!

  • Karla January 9, 2010, 1:07 am

    Glad to hear your corral issue is solved! I hope it’s a fun race for you! Good luck!

  • Ericka January 9, 2010, 1:56 am

    Good luck on Sunday, Caitlin, and enjoy every second of it! And when it gets tough, just remember – Pain is temporary, Pride is forever!

  • Lynne January 9, 2010, 7:23 am

    Glad you got it sorted, Caitlin. Have an amazing time! 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet January 9, 2010, 7:59 am

    Thank goodness it’s fixed. It should be great to run with a friend!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 9, 2010, 8:28 am

    Ahh!! You’re going to do great on the marathon, Caitlin! 😀 Just try to enjoy it (easy for me to say, right? haha)

    Glad you were able to sort out the corral issue! 😀

  • MelissaNibbles January 9, 2010, 9:04 am

    So glad you got the issue sorted out. Now get out there and rock it!

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion January 9, 2010, 9:14 am

    Glad that Corral problem was handled! You really are so blessed that you have family traveling to support you, that is great! It looks like a great night out, so fun. I can’t wait to see a picture of you two crossing the finish holding hands!!!! Enjoy!

  • candice January 9, 2010, 9:29 am

    Wow, those zucchini chips look awesome! Maybe I’ll try baking them with panko instead to minimize the messiness. 🙂

  • Jenny January 9, 2010, 10:31 am

    So glad the corral issue worked out! I knew it would 🙂

    haha LOVE the finish line pose, can’t wait to see the real thing Sunday!

  • Amy January 9, 2010, 10:46 am

    SO glad the corral issue is solved – I hope that you have a wonderful last day before the big day and are able to get the rest that you need!

  • Jenna January 9, 2010, 10:57 am

    Yess everything ends up working out fine! Glad you had a nice time out with your families 🙂

  • Rachel January 9, 2010, 11:47 am

    You guys are so cute 🙂 Glad you got everything worked out for the race.

  • Tracy January 9, 2010, 11:49 am

    Your moms are adorable! So glad you got your corral fixed…have fun carb-loading before the race!!!

  • Alison January 9, 2010, 2:13 pm

    i’m so excited for you and your marathon! looks like you’re having fun getting prepared!

  • Wendy January 9, 2010, 2:39 pm

    Caitlin, I think I am having race-anxiety-induced insomnia for you! Or maybe it’s because I need to decide this week if I’m going to sign up for my first full mary. I kept having these crazy marathon dreams all night last night!

    So glad you got the corral situation sorted out!

  • Whole Body Love January 9, 2010, 9:57 pm

    I’m so glad you were able to move to Lauren’s corral!

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