Race Diary Part II

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I had a breakfast FAIL this morning:


I’ve been enjoying bulgur lately and wanted to make a sweet breakfast version; however, something about this dish was off, and it didn’t taste as good as I know it can.


I think it might’ve been too dry?


I cooked a serving of bulgur I normally would, and then I drained the extra water and added:


  • 1/4 cup rice milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Small handful of dried blueberries


I cooked and stirred that mixture until the bananas were all mushy, and then I plated the bulgur and added flax and coconut.


It was good; just not great.  🙂


Race Diary Part II


If you’ve checked out the Race Recaps page, you’ll know I have a Race Diary video of my first fourteen races.  I’ve been working on Part II of my Race Diary all season (slowly adding pictures as the races are completed), and here’s the finished product:



Part I is here if you want to see some old-school Caitlin pictures. 🙂


Speaking of fitness, later today I will be announcing the Intro to Iron Pumping Challenge, which is the weight-lifting challenge I’ve been alluding to for a few months.  I hope some of you participate!  Stay tuned!



  • Emily Eats and Exercises January 13, 2010, 9:16 am

    I love my weight training – can’t wait for the challenge.

    So sorry about your foot – you sound like you have the right attitute and I’m sure you’ll be out and about in no time.

  • Stephanie January 13, 2010, 9:22 am

    I have been neglecting the weight training also as I have been training for my first half next month. I am 100% on board in joining you for the Iron Pumping Challenge! 🙂

    Can’t wait!

  • barbaraq(Blood, Sweat and Heels) January 13, 2010, 9:29 am

    Congrats on your huge accomplishment! I have never done a full but you are inspiring me!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet January 13, 2010, 9:29 am

    I love your race video! It actually gave me chills at some points. 🙂 I have alot of beginner workouts in my Resolutions challenge! Advanced, too. I LOVE weight training – couldn’t live with out!! 🙂

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner January 13, 2010, 9:32 am

    Can’t wait to hear about the challenge!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 13, 2010, 9:32 am

    Loved the video– it gave me GOOSEBUMPS all the way through! Very inspiring!

    Can’t wait to see the weight loss challenge– I’ll definitley be joining in 🙂

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite January 13, 2010, 9:35 am

    What a great video!!

    I need to lift more weights! Can’t wait to hear about the challenge!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) January 13, 2010, 9:36 am

    sorry to hear breakfast was bust-ville! re: weight trianing: have you ever tried kettlebells?! I think you’d really love them — I’ve found they get me the best results – and are super fun, too!

  • Casey @Spicy&Sweet January 13, 2010, 9:40 am

    Sorry to heat about your breakfast…hate it when that happens! Hehe. I’m going to weight train with you!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 13, 2010, 9:43 am

    What a great way to document and remember all your races!!

  • Molly @vegandorm January 13, 2010, 9:44 am

    Just read about it on the fitnessista and I am participating! Woooo! Like you, I run a lot of miles but I have stopped doing weights. I’m going to start this week!

  • katherine January 13, 2010, 9:48 am

    GREAT race video! Just checked out your workout plan over at Gina’s blog and it looks like it’s going to be a great challenge – lots of variety and hard work!

  • Jenny January 13, 2010, 9:48 am

    Sorry about the breakfast “fail”…it’s always good to try new things though!

    That Race Diary is an awesome idea, you must be really proud.

    Can’t wait to hear about the Iron Pumping Challenge!

  • Alisha January 13, 2010, 9:51 am

    Wow, that video was just what I needed this morning – it got me excited about training and had just the right amount of cheese, haha, I love it. I’m about a week into my training after not running for months due to pure laziness and this morning I ran a pitiful 2 miles that I just dragged on instead of finishing strong like I knew I could.

    Honestly lady, you are my inspiration for wanting to run again, its been great reading about you daily and seeing how much you’ve improved yourself as a runner.

  • Amanda January 13, 2010, 9:51 am

    Cant wait to hear about the challenge!

  • Christie @ Honoring Health January 13, 2010, 9:56 am

    I can’t eat bulgur anymore since I am gluten intolerant but when I used to make it for breakfast, I would make it with half water half milk and it was always really good.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 13, 2010, 10:02 am

    I love the video and I can’t wait to hear the details of the challenge!

    I’ve actually never had bulgur.. it’s on my list of things to try!

  • Kathhryn January 13, 2010, 10:07 am

    I am so excited to tell you that I just signed up for my first race. Its a 5k on february 13. I was an athlete throughout college and I currently teach a fitness class 4x a week but I have never been a runner. My wedding is June 26, 2010 and I want to be able to say ..”I’m a runner” by then. I signed up for the cupids race on feb 13 and I’m training to run a 10mile race May 2 called the Mountain Goat run. Most of it is uphill!!! Thank you for your inspiration. 🙂 Kathryn

    • Caitlin January 13, 2010, 10:25 am

      congrats on signing up for a race (and on getting married)! that is so exciting – good luck!

  • Erin January 13, 2010, 10:08 am

    Can’t wait to hear about the challenge — I need a weight training plan.

  • Samantha January 13, 2010, 10:18 am

    Can’t wait to hear about the weight lifting challenge!!

    Awesome video!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 13, 2010, 10:37 am

    just as wonderful as race diary 1 . . . you always motivate me!

    I’ll be eager to hear the details of the weight challenge

  • MommyRD January 13, 2010, 10:39 am

    Looking forward to the iron pumping challenge. Sometimes I need more motivation to push myself with strength training.

  • Sara January 13, 2010, 10:41 am

    Look forward to your strength challenge!

  • Sara January 13, 2010, 10:41 am

    Look forward to your strength challenge!

  • Alison January 13, 2010, 10:45 am

    looking forward to the challenge!

  • Lisa January 13, 2010, 10:57 am

    I am definitely on board for the Introduction to Iron Pumping challenge! I can’t wait to hear the details!

    And I loved the video! So inspiring!

    Sorry your breakfast didn’t turn out as well as you had hoped. It’ll be better next time.

  • Laurel January 13, 2010, 11:06 am

    Love the video, Caitlin. It is so inspirational! An idea for the bulgur is to cook it in half water and half juice. Good luck!!

  • The Linz January 13, 2010, 11:17 am

    I am so excited about the Iron challenge! I need a little pumping iron challenge in my life. I look forward to hearing more! And congrats on your marathon.

  • Lu January 13, 2010, 11:17 am

    When you want to make a sweet version of bulgur or kashi you should cook it in apple juice. It sweetens it up and the end product tastes delicious.

  • Miriam January 13, 2010, 11:24 am

    I love the video! Something powerful, inspirational and honest is coming out of it. I like that you keep pushing yourself to reach new goals, it is so motivational for all of us!! 🙂

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded) January 13, 2010, 11:29 am

    Maybe the bulgar needed more rice milk to make it creamier and sweeter? I enjoyed seeing your race recaps, and congrats on the marathon!

  • Raya January 13, 2010, 11:46 am

    Sorry to hear about your foot 🙁 Maybe try adding some more rice milk or keeping some of the water you drained out to make the bulgur better? OR…add greek yogurt??

  • Laura @ FindingAHealthyBalance...after a 100+ POUND weight loss! January 13, 2010, 11:55 am

    Totally love weight lifting and need a bit of a change from my current routine which hasn’t changed in forever (can’t even remember)…….so I am looking forward to your challenge! =)

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life January 13, 2010, 11:55 am

    I love the new race video!

  • Kelly January 13, 2010, 12:10 pm

    What a great video!! Love it!!

  • Lauren @ Reading and Running January 13, 2010, 12:20 pm

    I love the video! Your training and racing is so inspirational. Thanks Caitlin!

  • Loretta @ RunRettaRun January 13, 2010, 12:32 pm

    Awesome race diary!

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) January 13, 2010, 12:33 pm

    that video was awesome!!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion January 13, 2010, 12:35 pm

    I love you race vidoes, awesome!!!!

  • Amber K January 13, 2010, 12:46 pm

    I loved the video! Thank you for inspiring me yet again =)

  • Stina January 13, 2010, 12:54 pm

    Awesome to see your race recaps! Loved that you put in “memorable because. . .” I run, but I’m not a runner. Still, I did just commit to a 5k race, so who knows 🙂

  • susan January 13, 2010, 1:02 pm

    an “iron pumping” challenge makes me feel tough and i haven’t even done anything yet! haha
    YES! I’m in!!

  • Sana January 13, 2010, 1:06 pm

    I used your race video’s as a pump up for my elliptical workout!!
    I am not able to run now-but I will soon!
    p.s can’t wait to meet you at fitbloggin’

    • Caitlin January 13, 2010, 1:21 pm

      Can’t wait to meet you, either!

  • Karla January 13, 2010, 1:18 pm

    I definitely need to join in on the intro to pumping iron challenge!

  • Cathy P January 13, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Nice video- very inspiring! 😉

  • Mandy @ University Cooking January 13, 2010, 1:29 pm

    I love how you put all of it into a video.

    And i will definitely be with you for the Iron pumping challenge.

  • Macrae Carreker January 13, 2010, 2:24 pm

    GREAT race recap! Perfect song too…’We were meant to live”…so true. Thank you so much for your blog!

  • Morgan January 13, 2010, 3:34 pm

    You’re video gave me chills, great job!
    I’m up for the challenge! I need to lift more!

  • Leah January 13, 2010, 5:26 pm

    Hi Caitlin,

    I will definitely be up for the weight lifting challenge – I find weights really boring and I never know what to do, so it will be good to have a program to follow!

  • Amy January 13, 2010, 7:11 pm

    That was awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 13, 2010, 10:19 pm

    I definitely need a weight challenge … I am brutal with strength training.

  • Badgergirl January 13, 2010, 10:32 pm

    Sorry to hear about the foot. But I love the race video! And I might have to snag that weight training plan.

  • Jen January 15, 2010, 9:22 am

    I couldn’t get the breakfast bulgar idea out of my head…I’m eating some right now. I just did a squirt of agave, shredded coconut and slivered almonds and it is AWESOME! Thanks for the idea.

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