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Today was kind of unusual because I met up with Ryan, Ashley, and Katy for a wonderful 90-minute yoga session


I love yoga at College Park Yoga.  It’s such a quaint, feel-good studio.  I had never done the 90-minute class before, but it was fine!  There weren’t too many crazy vinyasas so I left feeling refreshed and calm.  I might go for a run and do some Intro to Iron Pumping later; I was expecting yoga to be more of a workout (after my first class at CPY, I literally couldn’t move the next day, I was so sore!). 


After yoga, we headed to lunch at Infusion Tea.



Megan and Meghann joined us, too.  Just realized I didn’t get a picture of Meghann.  🙁



I ordered the Corn Chowder and 1/2 a Pesto Panini, which was part of the lunch combo special.


The Panini was TO DIE FOR.  There were artichoke hearts and hummus and tons of other (vegan) goodness inside.


And the Corn Chowder was great, too. 


I feel warm and relaxed and full now.  🙂


I have two fun conference calls planned for the afternoon.  One is about the Healthy Living Summit (we’re not sure on the date or location yet, but we should know soon) and the other is with the National Eating Disorders AssociationOperation Beautiful is taking part in NEDA Week in February – how exciting! 


And then I need to finish up a freelance article on healthy eating in college – something I wish I had known more about when I was in school!  I admire all the healthy college bloggers.  :)  I was the exact opposite of healthy in college.


Have a wonderful afternoon!



  • Heather (The Single Dish) January 26, 2010, 1:15 pm

    Such a fun lunch! I am eating lunch at my desk alone!!! Pesto panni does look amazing.

    • Caitlin January 26, 2010, 1:16 pm

      Aww wish you could’ve joined us!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pounds weight loss!!! January 26, 2010, 1:24 pm

    I have always wanted to try Yoga and have yet to have the chance too!!! I know it is great for you (inside & out).

    Yummy, lunch……love corn chowder! =)

    P.S. Where is Infusion Tea? I would love to try it sometime.

    • Caitlin January 26, 2010, 1:26 pm

      It’s off of Edgewater

  • Evan Thomas January 26, 2010, 1:26 pm

    That lunch looks tasty! The place looks so fresh and inviting

  • Jessica @ How Sweet January 26, 2010, 1:28 pm

    I envy the healthy college bloggers too!! I taught fitness classes in college, but still ate and drank garbage!

  • amanda@thegrainsofparadise January 26, 2010, 1:28 pm

    Corn Chowder and Artichoke Panini. Sounds like a really nice combo 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 26, 2010, 1:29 pm

    That looks like such a good veggie sandwich…so full and hearty.

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle January 26, 2010, 1:29 pm

    I know! The college bloggers are SO impressive, I liked beer and wings way too much.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 26, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Yoga sounds nice and relaxing and the panini looks fantastic!!! Bread + melty cheese + veggies = awesomeness 🙂

    And that is fantastic that OB is participating in NEDA week!!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion January 26, 2010, 1:33 pm

    awww that looks like such a fun lunch!!! I think it is awesome that OB is taking part in NEDA week, great stuff!

  • Sana January 26, 2010, 1:35 pm

    Great that you are healthy now 🙂 Everyone has to take their own path the the journey of being healthy. Sometimes college is about learning who you are and then you can settle down into a healthy lifestyle.

    Enjoy your workouts!

  • Matt January 26, 2010, 1:35 pm

    Hopefully I will be in that article 😉

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) January 26, 2010, 1:42 pm

    Ugh, my first few years of college were NOT healthy. I would regularly eat a cheeseburger, fries, coke, and mint chocolate chip ice cream for lunch. And then go to track practice 2 hours later….It took me 2 years to figure out cheeseburgers were not the best pre-run fuel, hehe.

  • Haleigh January 26, 2010, 1:43 pm

    Your lunch looks delicious! My first year of college was anything but healthy. But, I eventually learned 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) January 26, 2010, 1:48 pm

    what a fun day! love the lunch combo…i’d really love something like that today too 🙂

    you guys should do the healthy living summit in Denver this year! 🙂

  • Lexie January 26, 2010, 1:49 pm

    YES my boss always says how I’m lucky to realize how important my health is in college rather than later. I’m still working off some weight because it’s only going to get harder to lose it once I get older! Not to mention I won’t always have a free college gym to go to. Okay, so technically, I pay tuition. It’s not free. lol. Did you ever use any of the gyms while you were at Pitt? I miss living in Towers and being able to use the gym right downstairs. Now I usually have to huff it up to Trees or the Pete. Bellefield is because you don’t have to go up the hill, but it’s tiny and crowded!

    • Lexie January 26, 2010, 1:51 pm

      Also, do you know any other healthy bloggers that are still up here in Pittsburgh? I haven’t found any yet and it’s cold and lonely up here while all you lucky Floridians get to have cute yoga seshses and lunches!

      • Caitlin January 26, 2010, 1:53 pm

        YAY PITT! I liked the Pete but that hill was a killer, esp in the winter 😉

        I don’t know of any Pittsburgh bloggers… maybe some will see this msg and speak up!! 🙂

        • Lexie January 26, 2010, 1:58 pm

          LOL well Pennsylvania is notoriously unhealthy… Haha.

      • Julie @SavvyEats January 26, 2010, 3:04 pm

        Jessica (How Sweet Eats) is in Pittsburgh, as are Abby (abbynormally) and Caitlin (25th year)!

        • Lexie January 26, 2010, 4:15 pm

          Thank you Julie! I will look them up! Yay 🙂

  • Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run January 26, 2010, 1:50 pm

    I defintely wish I had more healthy eating tools when I was in college – I packed on the freshman 15 at a superfast speed and carried it all the way through.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite January 26, 2010, 1:51 pm

    What a fun lunch meet up! I truly love corn chowder!

  • Madeline @ greensandjeans January 26, 2010, 1:53 pm

    That panini puts the soup I have waiting for me in the staff fridge to shame! What a fun morning!

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story January 26, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Wow, everything else you said was just jibberish, your lunch looks fantastic. 🙂 Just kidding! But really… hehe 🙂

  • Graze With Me January 26, 2010, 2:02 pm

    I know what you mean about the healthy college bloggers. That was my *worst* eating time – tons of beer, gallons of full fat chocolate milk at 3 am accompanied by two packs of Reese’s pb cups & chicken wings!! I cringe when I think of it…

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope January 26, 2010, 2:08 pm

    DUDE, I hope the summit is in FLORIDA!! Make it in Orlando or Tampa…that would be sweet..

  • Megan January 26, 2010, 2:11 pm

    I attribute all my healthy eating habits in college to blogs like these! Without them I would probably still be a pizza eating, beer drinking college student!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 26, 2010, 2:20 pm

    yeah I was the worst in college too!

  • MelissaNibbles January 26, 2010, 2:29 pm

    I like that the restaurant has IKEA furniture. I have the same green desk chair! Yummy lunch 🙂

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 26, 2010, 2:39 pm

    Every time I see Infusion Tea on the blog, I wish we had somewhere like that here!

  • Rachel January 26, 2010, 2:44 pm

    All of you look so beautiful! I love the furniture in the restaurant — so cute & green. Green is my favorite color so I love anything green 😀

  • Freya @ January 26, 2010, 2:50 pm

    Oohh I’m a healthy college blogger!! I was always amazed (and still am) at what my housemates used to eat – one lived off plain pasta and cheese, others lived off TINNED hot dogs and microwave burgers and pot nooodles…surely it’s more exspensive to buy ready meals!? Bah :s

  • Ashley @ Good Taste. Healthy Me January 26, 2010, 2:56 pm

    What a yummy looking lunch!

  • Julie @SavvyEats January 26, 2010, 3:06 pm

    My first two years of college weren’t healthy, but my last three have been! (Yes, I am in my 5th year. It’s what all the cool engineering students do. 😉 )

  • Heather O'Donnell January 26, 2010, 3:07 pm

    I think it is awesome that you are partnering with NEDA! They are such a wonderful organization. I am one of your readers who is recovering from an eating disorder. I commend you on your intuitive eating. Have you ever read the book Intuitive Eating, by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch? It was a great read for me on my recovery journey. I blogged on my 2 year anniversary…

  • Marissa January 26, 2010, 3:23 pm

    I am just getting into yoga and I totally love it!

  • K January 26, 2010, 3:25 pm

    I read your blog often and generally love it!
    I am upset however because of this recent talk about you trying to lose weight. You look so tiny and you work out all the time!
    Maybe this is why talking about weight on blogs is a taboo, because to me you look so tiny and you are trying to lose weight and that is rather upsetting to others who are either the same size as you and are perfectly fine or are heavier than you and healthy. Do you see what I mean?

    • Caitlin January 26, 2010, 3:53 pm

      Hi K!

      I agree with you that this is one reason that talk about weight is taboo. Comparison is never a good thing because all people are different. My post-marathon weight gain is certainly not something you can see in picture – it’s just a few pounds – but its enough so I can’t buckle my favorite jeans! 🙂 I wanted to share this aspect of my health journey because it is of interest to some people, and as I said this morning, if it makes other people uncomfortable, I’m truly sorry.

  • kate January 26, 2010, 3:26 pm

    i love the saying in the cafe about true life. sometimes you just got to go to yoga, hang iwth some friends, & eat pesto paninis!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner January 26, 2010, 3:32 pm

    Me too! I thought a whole pizza was a healthy midnight snack in college 😉

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat January 26, 2010, 3:34 pm

    Me too, I was the unhealthiest I had ever been in college. Wow. Sometimes I wish I’d known then what I know now but everything is a learning experience, right? 😉

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 26, 2010, 3:38 pm

    I agree! There are so many healthy college goers now. I wasn’t one either.

    Do you not love corn chowder? I think it’s the bomb.

  • caronae January 26, 2010, 3:46 pm

    Sounds like an awesome blogger yoga day/lunch! I’d love to read your healthy eating in college article. Where is it going?

    • Caitlin January 26, 2010, 4:10 pm!

  • Megan January 26, 2010, 3:52 pm

    Hey Caitlin, I’ve been following the blog for awhile now and I’ve heard you mention before that you hate vegetables, but yet, I still see you eating them often. How in the world do you do that?! Because I hate them too, and still can’t manage to force myself to eat them. Trust me, I’ve tried!

    • Caitlin January 26, 2010, 3:54 pm

      I’m getting SO MUCH BETTER at eating veggies! I don’t know what’s come over me. I think I found a way to eat them that I really like (roasted) as well as a few new veggies that I really have fallen for – parsnips! – and that’s helping. I would just keep experimenting with new ways to cook veggies… if I can learn to love them, you can, too!

  • Jolene ( January 26, 2010, 4:16 pm

    That sandwich looks AMAZING! I am really hoping the Healthy Living Summit is in a location I can go to!!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 26, 2010, 4:23 pm

    Great work on the yoga and the eats! Infusion looks awesome 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 26, 2010, 4:24 pm

    I know what you mean– I look at some of the college-age bloggers and think, “My GOD…I NEVER ate like that in college!” I don’t know if I saw a vegetable from the age of 18-21. 🙂

    • caitlin January 26, 2010, 4:26 pm

      unless beer counts as a vegetable.

      • julia January 26, 2010, 4:34 pm

        Or french fries!

        • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 26, 2010, 5:12 pm

          Ummmm…hops? Are hops a vegetable? I guess not, huh?

          How about the carrot sticks and celery sticks they serve at wing joints?!? 🙂

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) January 26, 2010, 4:25 pm

    Sounds like an awesome yoga class and a super fun lunch. You are sure lovin’ on those artichoke hearts lately 😉 I don’t blame ya – they’re one of my faves too. I don’t know why, but I’m scared to cook with them myself! Need ot get over that.Good luck with the conference calls!

  • Meghan @ Spreading the Health January 26, 2010, 4:31 pm

    Yay for all us healthy college bloggers! 🙂

  • Katy January 26, 2010, 4:31 pm

    Ugh, I love you! Favourite blog of all time 😀

    • caitlin January 26, 2010, 4:32 pm

      thanks 🙂 love you too!

  • Kristin January 26, 2010, 4:32 pm

    I’m almost a college blogger! I don’t start college until this summer though, do I still count? 🙂

  • Ellen January 26, 2010, 4:35 pm

    i’m a college aged blogger, but my blog isn’t exactly about health, per se–it’s more about travels, food, cooking, etc. although, i do think those things are important to healthy lifestyle and i take my health very seriously! i may be 21 but vegetables are my some of my favorite foods (er, next to pizza..)

  • Janna (Just Flourishing) January 26, 2010, 4:36 pm

    I’m sort of a college blogger.:D I graduated a little over a year ago, but am back in College again taking more courses in order to get into a Master’s program. Not sure if I count!

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats January 26, 2010, 4:37 pm

    mmm everything in your panini looks so good! It’s crazy how just toasting your sandwich can make it taste that much better.

    I’m a college blogger and it’s been soso helpful reading other college blogs too! It’s so neat to read ideas for healthy, late night study snacks and to know that we’re all really in this together (high school musical song anyone? 😉 lol) Have a wonderful night!

  • Mikael January 26, 2010, 4:38 pm

    I’m a college blogger… Sort of. Not very religious in posting (but I’d like to be) and I don’t necessarily blog about my “college experience”. I actually have a couple blogs just for my sanity. is my main one, but the one linked through my name (above) is my WW blog that I started last March.
    My salvation has been WeightWatchers ultimately because it’s taught me portion control and what kinds of foods and nutrients my body needs. Not always easy. But learning now is definitely worth it. I’m back to my high school weight and feeling splendid. I don’t think I’m missing out at all. It’s the people that make the experience, not the junk food and alcohol.

  • Lindsay January 26, 2010, 4:38 pm

    I am so grateful for the blogging world as a college student, because I am in recovery from an eating disorder and if it werent for you guys… I know that I would have never asked for residential treatment and I would still NOT being enjoying food!! 🙂

  • Anna January 26, 2010, 4:45 pm

    I’m a college aged blogger! And my roommates think I’m nuts. They won’t stop ew-ing whenever I make tofu and I don’t even know how to begin explaining spelt flour or quinoa to them.

  • Becky January 26, 2010, 4:51 pm

    I’m a college blogger too! I don’t mostly blog my food but more my workouts and running habits along with the overall college life. I want to show people that you can be a totally nomal college student still eat well and stay fit.

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) January 26, 2010, 4:53 pm

    Yay for the healthy living summit! I really hope I can go…
    College bloggers hollaaaa

  • Courtney January 26, 2010, 4:56 pm

    I’m a college blogger! A bad one [I haven’t blogged in nearly a month now!] because of graduation and applying to grad schools and getting married this summer, but I really am a blogger, I swear!

  • Amanda January 26, 2010, 5:01 pm

    That sandwhich looks wonderful! I wish I could have had something so tasty for lunch. I visited my grandmother today and she insisted on making me lunch, so I had to break the vegetarian news to her. She tried to make me tilapia because apparently “fish is not meat”. LOL … I ended up eating a small salad and a roll. Yours definitely wins 🙂

    • caitlin January 26, 2010, 5:01 pm

      try the “nothing with a face” explanation. LOL

  • Jacquie January 26, 2010, 5:02 pm

    Yay for NEDA! I think it’s great you’re going to work with them for such a great week! I’m just planning the kick off event (a walk) for my school as well as helping with the other events so even though it’s a lot, it’s so worth it!
    Yay for the Healthy Living Summit too! I hope I can go this year 🙂

    PS: I’m a college blogger!

  • Leo @ cupcakes in Paris January 26, 2010, 5:02 pm

    That sandwich looks so good and the soup too…
    Also, congrats on being part of the NEDA meeting!!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 26, 2010, 5:10 pm

    I’m a graduate student aged blogger!

  • Amber K January 26, 2010, 5:10 pm

    Yoga and then a great lunch? Fun! I had double broccoli quinoa for lunch today. Fantastic. yummmm

  • Laura Smith January 26, 2010, 5:15 pm

    im a freshman in college (have a blog, but dont update) and interning for smallbites (check it out 🙂 ) but, being healthy in college is a challenge beacause people look at you so weird because your eating a salad, not a cheeseburger!

  • Niki@ Niki's Neverending Adventure January 26, 2010, 5:27 pm

    I totally just discovered my love for yoga recently!! I wish I had some good yoga studios around me 🙁 I just have to settle for Exercise TV!

  • Karla January 26, 2010, 5:40 pm

    I still haven’t gotten into yoga 🙁 I want to! I just haven’t liked it each time I try.

    After the freshman 15, I had to become healthier. I was the health nut in my house!

  • Alexandra January 26, 2010, 5:46 pm

    I’m technically a junior, currently attending a community college and transferring to UC Davis next fall. I did attend a four-year my freshman year where I had very horrible eating habits. I’m talking pizza, french fries, cheeseburgers, take out.. the whole sha-bang! I gained a lot of weight my first year away from home, and even though I did some exercise I probably couldn’t run 6 miles if I tried.

    I became vegetarian the summer after that year, and began a new lifestyle leaving my old habits behind. This also got out of hand and I began losing way too much weight.

    I’d tell you more about my transformation but then there would be no fun in visiting my blog, would there? 🙂

    Come check out!

    I just started my blog and I’m excited to share my story with all health enthusiasts like myself!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 26, 2010, 6:01 pm

    Oh I love the quote and pictures, how cute!!

  • Kloé January 26, 2010, 6:30 pm

    The Operation Beautiful is very inspiring. It’s great to see people care about raising the awareness on healthy living (physical and psychological).


  • Molly @vegandorm January 26, 2010, 6:32 pm

    I’m a college blogger! I’m vegan and now gluten-free, and I’m also on the school’s track and cross country team!

  • Lisa January 26, 2010, 6:36 pm

    wow! Looks like a wonderful day! I’m planning to try hot yoga for the first time on Friday and totally looking forward to it!

  • Alyssa January 26, 2010, 6:42 pm

    That is so cool about Operation Beautiful getting involved in NEDA! Can you reveal anything or is it top secret? 🙂

    • caitlin January 26, 2010, 6:47 pm

      It’s just a feature company for NEDA Week and all notes sent to OB during NEDA Week will be posted on the NEDA website!

  • Tay January 26, 2010, 6:47 pm

    I love reading all the fellow college blogs!! Makes me feel un-alone 😉

  • Jessica @ Fit Chick Wannabe January 26, 2010, 7:17 pm

    90 minutes of yoga sounds amazingly relaxing! Was it “hot” yoga? A woman I work with goes to hot yoga all the time. She said it’s normally around 105 degrees. I don’t think I could make it. Not a fan of the intense heat – I think I would pass out.

    • caitlin January 26, 2010, 7:50 pm

      naw it was warm but not bikram yoga. i’ve done bikram (the 105 degree yoga) once and nearly died. its not very pleasant although some people swear by it!

  • Joey January 26, 2010, 7:35 pm

    i’m jealous of your whole day! hot yoga, a delicious lunch, & good friends!

  • Jenna January 26, 2010, 7:38 pm

    Infusion tea sounds great!
    Omg both your conference calls sound so interesting!!
    And your free lance article!

  • Tina January 26, 2010, 7:43 pm

    we have an amazing tea place who has wonderful vegan food too. I think maybe I should try yoga again. Maybe I’ll get refocused.

  • Laura @ Food For La January 26, 2010, 7:49 pm

    The Healthy Living Summit should be in Charleston, SC! Perfect location for the Northerners and Southerners– fantastic food, total charm, great vibe, plus then I could go 🙂 Just a suggestion.

  • Bec January 26, 2010, 8:01 pm

    I am a college blogger 🙂

  • Brittany January 26, 2010, 9:27 pm

    I’m a college student who tries to live a healthy life even with all the stress of school! I have been blessed with willpower to resist temptation and motivation to work out consistently, but I know that there are still ways in which I could be healthier! I love reading your blog & others that highlight their healthy lifestyles and I’ve been attempting to keep track of mine too with my blog! 🙂

  • christy from pittsburgh January 26, 2010, 9:42 pm

    Hey Caitlin, have you thought about joining GOTR (girls on the run)?? i’ll be a coach in fall and i would love if OB and GOTR could collaborate something. SOmething like a scavenger hunt, except no scavenging. the girls will be running around different places and putting up post its?! just an idea…. what do you think??

    • caitlin January 26, 2010, 9:59 pm

      GREATTTTTTTTT idea! i have thought about it but haven’t done it yet. I definitely think your idea for OB and GOTR is amazing!!!

  • Jenny January 26, 2010, 9:45 pm

    that yoga experience sounds so relaxing! I need to relax today 🙂

    Awesome news about both the Healthy Living Summit as well as Operation Beautiful and NEDA…you are such a determined individual Caitlin!

  • Marie January 26, 2010, 10:14 pm

    Please publish a list of healthy college blogs. I’m in school myself and would LOVE to follow some peeps, aside from SnackFace of course 🙂

  • Kerry (Running on Faith) January 26, 2010, 10:55 pm

    LOVE the quote!!!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run January 26, 2010, 10:57 pm

    OMG! I can’t wait ’til ya’ll reveal the HLS date & location. I’m dying to know!!!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) January 27, 2010, 7:45 am

    holy mcgeez. That place looks so yummy!!! I make hummus sandwiches all the time but I WANT IT FROM THERE!

  • Nicole, MS, RD, LD January 27, 2010, 10:12 am

    Mmm! That sammie does look wonderful!

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