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Morning!  Although it’s a Sunday, it’s technically a work day for me.  I’m taking tomorrow off to spend time with my sister-in-law, and I have a major deadline looming for one of my freelance articles.  Eck!  Time to buckle down.


A wonderful Sunday breakfast:


I made Hodgson’s Mills whole wheat waffles, but I mixed in some yummy pumpkin pie spices to the batter, like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.


The waffles were topped with my wonderful Pumpkin Yogurt!


Instead of using agave nectar to sweeten the Pumpkin Yogurt, I mixed in maple syrup.  It was the perfect waffle topping!


Triathlon Training


Although I haven’t officially begun to train for the triathlon, I’m trying to prepare my body for lovely two-a-days by getting back into cycling and swimming.  Once my foot feels better, I’ll be integrating running into my schedule.


I’m tracking my post-marathon workouts on this spreadsheet, which I’ll eventually be updating with my triathlon training plan.  A link to the spreadsheet is located on the left of the blog under “Training Plan.”


I must admit that I’m surprised how quickly my body bounced back from Sunday’s marathon (I can’t believe it was only a week ago!).  With the exception of the irritated tendon in my foot,  I felt great within 72 hours.  There’s all sorts of rules about when you’re ‘suppose’ to begin exercising again post-marathon, but I just listened to my body (and didn’t run… I think running, regardless of the foot, would’ve felt rough).   Slow and steady wins the proverbial race, if not the literal one!  🙂


Things To Do


  • Write
  • Clean
  • Workout
  • Happy Hour with Meghann
  • Hang out with sister-in-law


Have a good day!



  • Karla January 17, 2010, 9:28 am

    Good to hear your feeling great! Have a great day!

    P.S. On my grocery trip today I’m getting stuff to make pumpkin yogurt! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite January 17, 2010, 9:29 am

    Have a great Sunday 🙂

  • The Hot and Fit January 17, 2010, 9:30 am

    Your recovery is very impressive! Have fun with your sis-in-law!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 17, 2010, 9:30 am

    Sounds like a busy Sunday– good luck getting work done!

    Mmmm…love adding spices to pancakes and waffles…it just adds a little something special to the mix (pun intended). 🙂

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 17, 2010, 9:31 am

    that’s so cool that your body bounced back so quickly! our bodies are amazing, aren’t they? hope your work day is fun + productive 🙂

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 17, 2010, 9:32 am

    I’ve got to try that pumpkin yogurt idea.

    Glad you’re recovering from the marathon so quickly!

  • healthy ashley January 17, 2010, 9:33 am

    Good luck meeting that deadline!

  • Jenna January 17, 2010, 9:40 am

    Have a great Sunday 🙂

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 17, 2010, 9:51 am

    I love Sunday breakfasts! I made pumpkin pancakes and smothered them in fresh fruit — blackberries, blueberries and pom. SO yum! 😀

  • Evan Thomas January 17, 2010, 9:58 am

    Ahh, Sunday breakfasts, I need to bring back the tradition of something more extravagant than oatmeal

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 17, 2010, 10:03 am

    I think the fact that you are recovering so quickly shows how ‘smart’ you trained. That is so important and so many people ignore it!

  • Liz January 17, 2010, 10:05 am


    …sorry, I got a little excited. lol

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) January 17, 2010, 10:27 am

    those waffles look perfect!

  • Julie January 17, 2010, 10:41 am

    I’m looking forward to reading about your tri training. I’ve done several sprints and my goal is to do an Olympic but I’m very nervous to make the jump. Where did you get you training plan or are you putting it together yourself?

    • Caitlin January 17, 2010, 10:46 am

      I’m probably going to do what I did for the marathon plan – look at several diff tri plans and put together one that will work for me. I’m going to piggy back off the tri plan and do a century bike race in may, so i also need to incorporate that.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 17, 2010, 10:44 am

    You are so right, with anything like this listening to your body is so so so much more important than following some “rules” about how you are “supposed” to do things. Your body knows best.

    And those waffles look fantastic!

  • Ariffa January 17, 2010, 10:53 am

    WOW! we pretty much had the same breakfast today, it was my first time trying pumpkin pie yogurt and it was SO good =)

  • Island Girl Eats January 17, 2010, 11:16 am

    72 hours is a pretty good recovery rate. I know a guy where I live who is a really good marathon runner, I think he won our local full marathon with a time of 2hrs 42 min? He usually takes a month off afterwards to recover.

    Obviously it’s important to listen to your body. It will tell you when it’s ready to run again. That is great that you are trying other things like swimming. When I swim, I am always starving after I get out of the pool. I could eat the whole contents of the kitchen!

  • Shelly January 17, 2010, 11:20 am

    That’s awesome that your recovery is going so well! After my half marathon in Nov. I did nothing for a solid week. I felt like it was necessary because I was extremely sore for 4 or 5 days after the race.

  • Mandy @ University Cooking January 17, 2010, 11:36 am

    Seems like everyone’s having waffles this morning. Makes me want to have waffles lol.

  • Ashley January 17, 2010, 11:37 am

    LOVE the first waffle photo. I’m always on a pumpkin kick as well…just made pumpkin egg white oats…mmmm

  • Kelly January 17, 2010, 12:05 pm

    Yum…those waffles lookes great. I think that the next kitchen gadget I purchase is going to be a waffle iron. I always remember as a kid loving the hotel breakfasts where you got to make your own gigantic waffle.

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner January 17, 2010, 12:13 pm

    those waffles look awesome, great start to a sunday 😉

  • Laura Smith January 17, 2010, 12:27 pm

    i hope i bounce back that fast from my marathon in may! I was just wondering how far away your triathlon was (months from your marathon). I am planning on doing a tri after i complete the marathon in may, but didn’t know how long training plans were usually for tris? (i have never done one before either) Thanks!

    • Caitlin January 17, 2010, 12:29 pm

      my tri is on march 13. the only real leg i need to train for is the swim, i could do the run and bike right now.

  • Katharine January 17, 2010, 12:32 pm

    That’s great that you’re feeling almost fully recovered! And good job listening to your body – that’s key!

  • Julie @savvyeats January 17, 2010, 12:34 pm

    Working on the weekend is totally worth it for a fun day off!

  • Freya @ January 17, 2010, 12:41 pm

    You must’ve been fitter than you thought to have rcovered so fast 🙂 I’m glad your foot is feeling a bit better too, that must’ve been scary for a while!
    Good luck with the writing etc 🙂

  • Amber K January 17, 2010, 12:46 pm

    Your breakfast looks amazing! I think it is so smart to listen to your body. Some people jump right back into things and end up injuring themselves much worse!

  • Susan January 17, 2010, 12:47 pm

    Whoa, I can’t believe it was just a week ago too! Foot pain aside, you’ve recovered wonderfully! You probably already know this, but I stress doing as many brick workouts as possible leading up to the tri. I didn’t. I was over-confident that I could do all the distances. I had no way of predicting how exhausted I’d be just from going from the cold lake to my bike. Next time (if there ever is one) it will be brick brick brick 😉

  • Lauren January 17, 2010, 12:50 pm

    Hi Caitlin!
    I have just begun following your blog and find you and several others to be extremely encouraging as I jump back into training! I was wondering where you got your knee sleeves? I know you can get them anywhere BUT I figured sense yours seem to work so well for you I would just ask and give those a try! I tore my ACL about four years ago and have recently been having chondromalacia/patellar tendinitis issues (i’m just speculating ;)). Anyhow, if you wouldn’t mind letting me know that would be great! The pain seems to be the only thing limiting my mileage (and the bitter cold!) so I’d really like to eliminate/lessen that and see what happens! Thank you so much for sharing your life with all of us!
    – Lauren

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 17, 2010, 1:03 pm

    I love all of your dishes. They make your food look more tempting and photogenic.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 17, 2010, 1:10 pm

    It’s a great idea to follow up your race w/a different activity. Good luck and go easy on that foot!

  • Jamie January 17, 2010, 1:34 pm

    I’m so excited to see your triathalon training schedule – I’ve been trying to work in swimming into my routine and I’m curious to see how others plan their swimming workouts! Looks like a great breakfast too, love the pumpkin yogurt idea!

  • Samantha January 17, 2010, 1:40 pm

    This is completely off-topic, but I just wanted to say I made your perfectly baked tofu for dinner tonight and it was amazing! I followed the recipe exactly (minus the sesame seeds which I didn’t have) and it turned out so well! So thanks 🙂

    • Caitlin January 17, 2010, 1:43 pm

      Oh, awesome! That recipe is great… Love it!

  • Lauren January 17, 2010, 2:02 pm

    Wow-that pumpkin yogurt looks amazing! I’m glad your body bounced back from the marathon. Shows you are in GREAT shape!

  • Janna (Just Flourishing) January 17, 2010, 2:41 pm

    Jealous of all your pumpkin eats. Wish I had saved some from the fall 🙂

  • Megan January 17, 2010, 2:54 pm

    Congrats on the triathlon training! I def think it’s really smart to listen to your body after such a strenuous race. I’m mostly a runner, so I’ve been trying to figure out how soon I can get back into it! I’ve done two easy runs so far and felt okay, but I’m going to start your Fitnessista plan to prevent me from going to crazy on running (and to get super cut…obvs)

  • Jolene ( January 17, 2010, 5:24 pm

    I love how you put fun things on your to-do list!!

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