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I’ll miss Lauren.  🙁


It was nice to see my college buddy… I hope we don’t go a YEAR without seeing each other next time!  She is lovely.  🙂


Before I dropped off Lauren, we went to the outlet malls just to walk around.  We checked out Lululemon.


All so true. 🙂


And we grabbed a bite at Starbucks:



I ordered a cheese and tomato melt, and we split a chocolate chip cookie.  I was pretty surprised how yummy the Starbucks sandwiches were!


I dropped off Lauren at the airport, came home, iced my ankle (its sore), and got some work done.  Speaking of my ankle,… I thought I was fine (my muscles are great!), but my foot does hurt.  My approach to the first sign of injury is to step back or eliminate irritating activities, ice the area, and elevate.  Better to be safe than sorry.  I like to take precautions!


In other news, I am embracing post-marathon hunger, and  decided I just wanted to snack and graze my way through dinner.  My body wanted CARBS and making veggies seemed unappealing.  Even food bloggers get lazy.  😉


I had…  Pumpkin Yogurt and an orange:


If you have not tried Pumpkin Yogurt yet, you MUST!


“Dinner” consisted of chips:


A wonderful Blueberry-Pecan cereal from Costco:


And this AMAZING ice cream bar.  Which was insanely rich!


Tomorrow, I go back to the grind.  :)  I have a lot of work piling up on my desk, and now that my friends and family are gone, I cannot ignore it any longer! 


I also need to take my bike to the shop.  Remember when I crashed it in November?  Time to get those gears fixed.  🙂 Looks like I might be focusing on riding again sooner rather than later!


Gonna go grab Maggie and James and cuddle – I’m pretty sleepy (and it’s only 8:10!).  Is it too early for bed?



  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 11, 2010, 8:38 pm

    it’s so hard to say bye to good friends! you guys made some more great memories together though 🙂 8 is definitely not too early for bed, in fact i might be a bit jealous 🙂

  • Nicole January 11, 2010, 8:39 pm

    I’ve been in bed since 7 😛 I’m a party animal, I know.

  • katherine January 11, 2010, 8:39 pm

    I love that blueberry-pecan cereal! I’m sure you’ll get back into a groove now that the marathon excitement is passing. Savor the excuse you have to spend some extra cuddle time with the pup (and your husband) while caring for your ankle!

  • Evan Thomas January 11, 2010, 8:44 pm

    Do you not mix the pumpkin and yogurt but rather eat them seperate? That’d be interesting. I never thought I would have a taste for plain pumpkin puree a year ago but now honestly I could probably eat it out of the can, haha

    • Caitlin January 11, 2010, 8:46 pm

      naw i mix it all up with the yogurt + agave + cinnamon.

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love January 11, 2010, 8:44 pm

    8pm is definitely not too early! I am jealous 🙂

  • Sagan January 11, 2010, 8:55 pm

    You just reminded me that I need to get my bike fixed, too. Thanks 🙂

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite January 11, 2010, 9:00 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoyed having your friend there!

    Embracing post-marathon hunger sounds good to me 🙂

  • Sana January 11, 2010, 9:09 pm

    Blueberry-Pecan cereal from Costco is amazing!! I am so happy they pack in two bags <3!

  • Erin January 11, 2010, 9:09 pm

    You’ve definitely earned a relaxing day! Wow!

  • Jenna January 11, 2010, 9:09 pm

    Glad you snacked through dinner!!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 11, 2010, 9:13 pm

    Love your carby snacks – I could go for some!

  • Wendy January 11, 2010, 9:14 pm

    Take good care of that ankle! Hopefully a little post-marathon r-n-r will help it heal quickly.

    I recently discovered that homemade tapioca pudding + pumpkin + granola + cinnamon is an incredible combo!

  • Megan @ Eat.Scrap.Run January 11, 2010, 9:15 pm

    Sorry your ankle is hurting, but sounds like it may be a good time to start swimming to get ready for the triathlon. I am doing St Anthony’s triathlon in St Pete in April, and I am most nervous about the swim. The longest I have swam is 1/3 mile, and this race is .93 miles!

    Have you thought about a training plan for swimming yet? I have heard there is a plan to learn to swim 1 mile in a month, but I haven’t looked into it too much yet. I will be curious to see how you approach your training. I am just like you – I always like to have an event to train for to keep me going.

    Congratulations again on your marathon!

  • Heather January 11, 2010, 9:21 pm

    No, 8:10 is not too early for bed, you ran a marathon yesterday, get some rest!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner January 11, 2010, 9:25 pm

    Hope your foot feels better soon!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 11, 2010, 9:30 pm

    Definitely not too early for bed on a REGULAR night for me, and you just ran a marathon!!

    I’m always sad to see friends go after a visit…sounds like you have a lot to keep you busy though, so that’s good!

  • Jenny January 11, 2010, 9:51 pm

    I really liked that chalkboard “inspirational board”, especially the one that says “Do something once a day that scares you” – I think I’m going to try that out from now on! But, I was thinking about the jealousy quote and couldn’t quite figure it do you normally want jealousy to work? Jealousy always seems to me like that one stubborn emotion that you try to control but just can’t!

    • Caitlin January 11, 2010, 10:38 pm

      maybe it means if you are possessive over someone, your jealous attitude backfires because it drives them away. also, if you are jealous of what other people have, it drives away the positivity from your life.

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 11, 2010, 10:03 pm

    Your body probably needs the extra sleep! I’d say it’s bed time!

  • Mandy @ University Cooking January 11, 2010, 10:11 pm

    I like grazing through dinner. Sometimes i just want a bunch of snacks, and other times i feel like i meal. I find it helps me keep the portions down if i snack because I’ll just be eating what i want, and stopping when i get full.

  • Christy January 11, 2010, 10:16 pm

    Heck no 8 pm isn’t too late 😉 dark = fair game!

    • Christy January 11, 2010, 10:16 pm

      oops! *early

  • Sara January 11, 2010, 10:38 pm

    Enjoy your early bed time 🙂 I am about to grab my kitties and get some sleep – Hope the start to your work week goes well!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 11, 2010, 10:56 pm

    You’ll never regret taking precautions…but you might regret not taking them!! Hope your ankle feels better!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) January 11, 2010, 10:56 pm

    I didn’t know starbucks sold sandwiches?!
    And you def. deserve those carbs 🙂

  • Elese January 11, 2010, 11:00 pm

    I am so excited to see the strength training workouts. My main goal for 2010 is to run more…but also to get back into strength training. Looking forward to this!

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion January 11, 2010, 11:13 pm

    It is very smart to take care of yourself. That ice cream bar looks like heaven!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now January 12, 2010, 12:01 am

    Good for you for taking precautions! I’m glad you had fun with your friend, but I know it’s no fun saying bye 🙁

  • GirlonRaw January 12, 2010, 12:13 am

    Pumpkin yoghurt is definitely different, but will have to find a vegan version for me to try for sure 🙂

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) January 12, 2010, 2:06 am

    It’s never too early to go bed!

  • Freya @ January 12, 2010, 2:55 am

    Definetly not too early, you ran 26miles! I bet if your body could choose it would sleep for the next year or so :s
    Hope your ankle is ok 🙂

  • Haleigh January 12, 2010, 3:52 am

    I always grab a Starbucks sandwich when I am traveling.. They never let me down.

    It’s definitely not too early for bed if you are tired. You just ran a butt load of miles!! Listen to your body girl 😉

  • Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind January 12, 2010, 8:19 am

    My roommate and I have a rule that anything past 8 pm can be considered bedtime. So, no, 8:10 definitely isn’t too early. 😉

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) January 12, 2010, 8:47 am

    So sad that you’re bff had to go! Sounds like you spent some great QT together!
    Sorry that your ankle’s giving you trouble. Sounds like you’re doing what’s best for it.

    And bed time is an abstract thing – I say sleep whenever your body tells you too! (Unless in a meeting, heh he)

  • Kim C. January 12, 2010, 9:13 am

    i probably shouldn’t ask (hope I don’t make you your blog!) but I notice that neither you nor Meghann mention each other anymore but you both ran the same marathon and attended the blogger lunch and everything.. are you guys not hanging out anymore?

    • caitlin January 12, 2010, 9:24 am

      no of course we’re still friends 🙂 i didnt see her at the marathon because there were 16,000 people there and she ran it about 45 minutes faster than me LOL

  • Nicole (dishin') January 12, 2010, 11:36 am

    I love that sign! It is so true!

  • Jessica January 12, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Um, that yogurt looks amazing! I’m a huge greek yogurt lover, but never thought to pair it with pumpkin! Totally trying this! One q – do you NEED the agave for it to taste good or could you do without?

    • Caitlin January 12, 2010, 3:22 pm

      i think you need some sort of sweetener – honey or brown sugar might work too

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 12, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Yeah, take it easy! Don’t do anything you’ll regret!

  • Rachel January 12, 2010, 2:03 pm

    LOVE that sign!! You’re right.. it is all true 😀

  • Sarah January 13, 2010, 1:18 pm

    That cereal looks yummy, I need to buy some next time I’m at Costco. Does anyone know how much it was? Thanks.

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