Exciting news!  I am officially registered for the Aflac Iron Girl 15K and 5K Run and Walk.  The race takes place in Clearwater, Florida, and I’m going to race the 15K distance – my fifth 15K!  Hopefully, I’ll set a new personal record (my PR is 1:23:30, which I set last February).


This race kicks off this season of the Iron Girl event series, which takes place in 12 cities and including a variety of run/walks, duathlons, and triathlons.  The Iron Girl event series is just for women and raises money for the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


Is there a race near YOU?


  • Clearwater, FL: April 10, 2010
  • Del Mar, CA: May 8, 2010
  • Lake Las Vegas, NC: May 15, 2010
  • Atlanta, GA: June 27, 2010
  • Racine, WI: July 31, 2010
  • Syracuse, NY: August 7, 2010
  • Columbia, MD: August 22, 2010
  • Boulder, CO: August 28, 2010
  • Seattle, WA: September 12, 2010
  • Bloomington, MN: September 26, 2010
  • Tempe, AZ: November 14, 2010


If you decide to register for any Iron Girl event, use coupon code CCIGCLHTP2 (case sensitive) for $10 off online event entry!  It will expire on April 7. 


I actually interviewed Judy Molnar, the vice president of Iron Girl, last April.  You can read the full interview on this post.  Judy is SO amazing – she used to weigh 330 pounds, but after a scary doctor’s appointment, decided to turn her life around… she has even raced in the Kona Ironman Championship!


According to Judy, “Iron Girl offers the opportunity to enter a race, for, and about women. As a participant, you are less nervous and fearful knowing you will be part of an amazing, supportive community of like-minded women. Iron Girl fosters camaraderie and a passion for healthy living, not just competition.”


If you’re interested in doing a women’s only event, I really suggest you check out the Iron Girl events page – I think it’s going to be really special and fun!  And I want to say “thank you!” to Iron Girl for sponsoring my participation in the race.  🙂


In light of my exciting Iron Girl news, I decided to go on a short, but fast run this morning:


  • Distance: 4.0 miles
  • Duration: 37:51
  • Mile 1: 9:42
  • Mile 2: 9:46
  • Mile 3: 9:49
  • Mile 4: 8:35 (Weeee!)


That last mile KILLED me – in a good way!


Since I am currently triathlon training, I have to squeeze in a swim later today…. I hate two-a-days, but sometimes they are the only way to get all my workouts done!


Post-run lunch was a yummy sweet potato, black bean, and spinach wrap:


Don’t be afraid of this wrap combo – it is SO good!


Plus, 1/4 cantaloupe on the side:


And some crackers and cheese:


If you’re a women, have you ever done a women’s-specific event?  What was your experience like?  If you haven’t done one, would you like to do a women’s event?  Why or why not?



  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope February 17, 2010, 12:00 pm

    YAY!! I work in Clearwater! I will come to cheer you on 🙂 I am hoping to do this in June…part of my hospital..http://www.mpmf.org/triathlon/home.asp

    i have never done any sort of race, ever!!! i would love to do a women’s specific event, though. I go to a women’s specific gym, does that count? lol

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 12:01 pm

      YAY i hope we get to meet!

  • Meghan @ Spreading the Health February 17, 2010, 12:01 pm

    Yes! I ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon last October. It wasn’t exclusive to women, but I bet it was 85-90% ladies. I loved the race! It was so much fun to run with all girls…and the Tiffany necklaces handed out by firefighters in tuxes at the end didn’t hurt, either. 🙂

  • Ashley February 17, 2010, 12:01 pm

    Oooh, there is one in Boulder in August. I might just have to do that! Totally not scared of that wrap. I made a delicious dinner with black bean sweet potato burritos from the Clean Food cookbook recently. SO GOOD! Your run today is making me want to push harder…I hope my feet get better soon!

  • Tracey February 17, 2010, 12:01 pm

    I really need to purchase a sweet potato and try it. I’ve never eaten one and I’ve never prepared one. I’m a sweet potato virgin!

  • Carolyn February 17, 2010, 12:02 pm

    I wish there was one close to me, I would do the 5k!

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story February 17, 2010, 12:03 pm

    That wrap looks amazing. All of your wraps too, mine never look so pretty! A friend of mine is doing that 5k. I love the feeling I get on the day I register! It’s so exciting for me to have a goal like that. Of course, I’m just now training for my 3rd race. 🙂

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite February 17, 2010, 12:03 pm

    I’ve done the “race for a cure” I felt so good about it!

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans February 17, 2010, 12:03 pm

    Sweet potatos and black beans are perfection together! I have done a couple of women only events and have had SUCH a blast doing them! One of my favorite days ever was a women only century ride I did in Utah with a few of my close friends where we gossiped and giggled every single one of those miles!

  • ashleigh February 17, 2010, 12:04 pm

    COngrats on signing up for the race! My Grandfather lives in clearwater in the winter!

    Mm your wrap looks delish. I really should start bookmarking your wraps because I always feel like my veggie wraps are so boring!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 17, 2010, 12:06 pm

    I get a team together each year to do the Run for the Cure 5K to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. My mom passed away from breast cancer 3 and a half years ago so there are always lots of friends and family who come out and participate.

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 12:27 pm

      I am sorry about your mom, and that’s awesome your friends and family do that Run for the Cure in her honor.

  • Holly February 17, 2010, 12:07 pm

    Megan and I are running this one as well! I am actually traveling down from cold Ohio!!

  • Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) February 17, 2010, 12:10 pm

    Bummer — I wish there was a race nearby 🙁

    I’ve only done one women-only event: the Fitness Mind, Body and Spirit Games (4-mile race) in Central Park. They split up the men’s and women’s races.

    I didn’t notice any difference in the vibe of the race while I was running, but there were some awesome speakers — and a Kara Goucher sighting! — during the pre-race festivities that made me feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy and pro-women 🙂

  • Marisa (Loser for Life) February 17, 2010, 12:14 pm

    I just have to say it… you ROCK! You continue to amaze me with your amazing strength and dedication to fitness!

    No fear of that wrap, here! Looks awesome! I’m actually going vegetarian for Lent (yikes!), so I might glean that from you 🙂

  • Sarah W. February 17, 2010, 12:17 pm

    I still to this day love reading your blog – especially for vegetarian lunch ideas. thanks for the wrap suggestion!! I always “forget” that its OK to do a wrap and then add carby items into it. I think I will copy cat and add guacamole or avocado to mine (need the fat and trying to avoid dairy).

    THANK YOU!! adding sweet potatoes and flat outs to my grocery list 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 17, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Sounds like a great race! I’ve done a few “women specific” runs, and the feelings of camraderie and woman power are really sky high!

  • RhodeyGirl February 17, 2010, 12:20 pm

    Woohoo!!! Awesome!

    I have never done a race for just women before, and I am not sure I would! I wouldn’t want my husband to feel left out!!!

  • Stina @ Girl Can February 17, 2010, 12:25 pm

    I haven’t done any woman specific runs per se. I did participate in the Girls on the Run 5K in November.

    I’ve been kicking around the idea of doing the Nike Women’s 10K in July.

  • Therese February 17, 2010, 12:25 pm

    I participated in the Toronto Island Girl 10K race this past August. It was my first 10k and I thought it would be fun. It was their first time putting it together and the charity was an organization that helped women with cancer feel better about themselves by providing make-up advice, wigs and other such girlie things. I had a great time although it ended up being the hottest day of the year and the swag was the BEST, TONS of makeup and free samples of shampoos and whatnot. I’d definitely do one again! My boyfriend was with all the other partners at the finish line who cheered on their ladies and he said he had a great time!

  • Lee February 17, 2010, 12:26 pm

    I’ve run one 15K and I really liked the distance. I would totally do the Atlanta one except that it’s a day after my wedding!

  • Teacherwoman February 17, 2010, 12:27 pm

    I was going to do this one last year, but it was super spending. It is in the cities (Bloomington, MN) and is a 2 mile run/22 mile bike/2 mile run. Maybe this year!

  • jessicaamc February 17, 2010, 12:35 pm

    Yes I have!! It was called Emilie’s Run and it was a 5k run dedicated to a local track runner and Olympian who died in a car crash on her way home from a training run. Its supposed to be Canada’s fastest womens only 5k run. They say in 2009 33 women ran a sub 20. It was an awesome run and felt so great to be apart of it.

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) February 17, 2010, 12:38 pm

    I love that you use sweet potato in your wrap! I could use that to make them more filling – what a delicious idea 😉

  • Kelly February 17, 2010, 12:38 pm

    Hooray! Congrats on registering for another race. I would love to do a womans only race

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething February 17, 2010, 12:42 pm

    My very first race was a an Avon run just for women. It was great!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) February 17, 2010, 12:47 pm

    How exciting to kick off race season!! I got excited when I saw “Bloomington” but realized it was in MN, not IL:(

  • Hedda February 17, 2010, 12:49 pm

    What an amazing event! I’m sure it will be a really positive experience for all participants 🙂
    I was just wondering what type of cheese you normally eat? What is your favorite cheese for snacking etc?

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 12:55 pm

      I love love love cheddar…. the pricey kind if the best! I like Cabot’s too.

  • Catherine February 17, 2010, 12:51 pm

    I honestly didn’t know there was such thing as “Iron-Girl” or women specific events. Thanks for the tip, I’d really like to look into this.

  • Karen February 17, 2010, 12:51 pm

    I haven’t done a women’s only race but am definitely interested and have heard good things about them! Have fun with yours! 15k sounds like a great distance, do-able but not quite as daunting as the half marathon! I have my 2nd half marathon later this year and can’t wait to start training again! It’s a big commitment but worth it!

  • Julia February 17, 2010, 12:54 pm

    Those sound like really fun events. The one closest to me only has a 10K/5K option… I don’t know it that’s worth the 4hour drive…
    I’ve never done a women specific event. I don’t really see why an event needs to exclude men… I esp like the feeling of beating men on the course! haha. But the goodie bags for Iron girl event sound pretty awesome

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 17, 2010, 12:58 pm

    How exciting!! Congrats!!!
    I’d love to do a women’s only event! Sadly, there isn’t one near me.. the closest is in NC but when I’m all healed and able to race, I’ll be on the lookout for that, you can bet!
    Your wrap sounds amazing!!! Sweet potatoes go with pretty much anything 😀

    • Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 17, 2010, 1:36 pm

      The Lake Las Vegas one is actually in NV– I got really excited for a min that there was one nearby 😉

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit February 17, 2010, 12:58 pm

    I would love to do the women’s walk for breast cancer. I think it would be such an empowering event to experience!

  • Beth S. February 17, 2010, 1:02 pm

    I’m running the Disney Princess half marathon on March 7!!! I can’t wait!

  • Katie February 17, 2010, 1:07 pm

    I’m going to the the Iron Girl 10K in Seattle! 🙂

    You should post a “how to” video on your wraps….mine never come out looking that nice!

  • Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com February 17, 2010, 1:10 pm

    I’ve never done a women only event, but I’d love to – Race for Life is a women’s only run in the UK (to raise money for breast cancer), and aside from the obvious benefits, the commanderie (is that how you spell it!?) looks super! Everyone seems happy and looks out for each other, it just seems like a great experience 🙂
    And I agree with Katie above – a ‘how to’ on wraps would be good cos mine always fall apart!!

  • Krista February 17, 2010, 1:14 pm

    Best of luck in your upcoming race! It will be interesting to see how your varied triathlon training comes into play in a running event, if it does at all. I’ve never participated in a women’s only event but would definitely be interested in doing so. I can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  • Kristen February 17, 2010, 1:18 pm

    I have run a women only 5K and it was a lot of fun. Canada’s top female distance runner was there to lead the pack and it was a really really fun event.

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner February 17, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Very exciting! Wish there was one near me….

  • JLee February 17, 2010, 1:22 pm

    The Iron Girl in Clearwater is so much fun! My Mom and I were a Mother/Daughter team last year for the 5k and we are doing it again this year! I still cherish my Aflac duck that was in the race pack! The whole atmosphere is very supportive and it’s probably the most fun race I’ve ever run!

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 2:56 pm

      Here is a coupon code for $10 off online event entry. It will expire on April 7. Enjoy!

      CCIGCLHTP2 (case sensitive)

  • Stacey February 17, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Hmmm, I think I would do an all-womens event. I’ve never done one, but it sounds cool. I don’t really mind having guys in the races though, cos that means my boyfriend gets to race with me! Hehe 😀

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) February 17, 2010, 1:23 pm

    i’ve never really done an event before mainly because I don’t really have an interest in races. i LOVE reading about yours though! quick question: in the sweet potato wrap, are you using canned sweet potato puree? or is it an actual sweet potato you’ve steamed and mashed?

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 1:24 pm

      i microwave the potato for 4 minutes (it was really tiny) and then mashed it plain and put it in the wrap.

  • Lynne February 17, 2010, 1:25 pm

    I’ve done the Seattle Iron Girl 10K the past two years and plan to do it again this year! Such fun!!!

  • Katie D February 17, 2010, 1:28 pm

    The wrap looks yummy!

    I’m doing my first women’s-only event in April with one of my best girl friends — the More Magazine|Fitness Magazine Half Marathon in NYC. Interested to see how it differs from regular races. Looking forward to reading about your experience!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 17, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Sounds awesome!! I’m signed up for the Iron Girl Tri in MD in August 🙂 It sold out in less than a day- I’m so lucky I was able to snag a spot. I’m really excited because it’s supposed to be a VERY well organized race, I love that if focuses on women and even mother-daughter teams, and it goes through the neighborhood I grew up in!!

  • Hallie February 17, 2010, 1:42 pm

    Fun! I might sign up for the 5k in Del Mar…it’s 2 days after my birthday so it might be a fun start to my weekend (because we all know birthdays last at least a full week).

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 2:57 pm

      Here is a coupon code for $10 off online event entry: CCIGCLHTP2 (case sensitive) It expires April 7!

  • Matt February 17, 2010, 1:43 pm

    That wrap actually looks AMAZING. I know what I am having for lunch 😉

  • The Brunette February 17, 2010, 1:49 pm

    That exact wrap was on the menu at a restaurant where I used to live, and I’d get it every time. Oh, nostalgia. My mom thinks sweet potatoes on a sandwich are strange, but I could NOT disagree more!

  • Tiffany February 17, 2010, 1:51 pm

    This seems like such a great and fun race. I’m training for the Disneyland Half in September and I’m not a runner by any means, so I think I’ll try either the 5k (or 10k) in Del Mar!

  • Marian February 17, 2010, 1:57 pm

    You have really inspired to me to consider registering for the sprint tri in August! I’m still unsure though, but really have no reasons not to!!

  • Trainerpack February 17, 2010, 2:01 pm

    exciting stuff!!

  • Jess February 17, 2010, 2:07 pm

    I haven’t done a woman specific event but since the IronGirl is going to have one in Boulder I’m totally going to do it! It will be a good warm up race for the Denver Marathon in October.

  • Erin @ Cooking and the City February 17, 2010, 2:20 pm

    I ran the More/Fitness Magazine half-marathon in New York last spring and it was all women…being that it was my first race ever and first half-marathon, I was for some reason comforted signing up and knowing it was only women. I’m not sure if the women-only aspect made it a fun first race, but it was a great experience. I will be running the New York Half Marathon next month which is men and women and I’m interested to see if I notice a difference.

  • Maggy February 17, 2010, 2:29 pm

    Hey Caitlin!
    I’ve been reading your blog since the beginning of January (I think I found out about it through Glamour’s blog) and I just wanted to finally comment and say that you definitely have my favorite health and fitness blog. I check it multiple times a day and it has really inspired me to keep up with my exercise and healthy eating (pumpkin yogurt -wow so good). I’m a college student so I understand your trouble with your weight in school. Between drinking and hungover food runs, it is a constant struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I wish you the best of luck on this event!

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 2:30 pm

      thank you for reading 🙂 even TRYING to be healthy in college is an accomplishment… keep it up!

  • Jessica @ Fit Chick Wannabe February 17, 2010, 2:32 pm

    I have never done a women’s only event, but would LOVE to! I’m all about Girl Power 🙂 Unfortunately the Iron Girl races you listed are too far from me, so I’ll have to be on the lookout for one that is closer.

  • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 2:33 pm

    I have run the NYRR Mini 10K in Central Park the past two years. It’s a 10K (not sure why they call it “mini”) for women only. The event is amazing. There is such a sense of “girl power.” Usually I would find that a little dorky, but the camaraderie is so motivating!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) February 17, 2010, 2:35 pm

    I was training for the Tufts 10k in Boston last September when I hurt my hip. I really would like to run it for real but this year it is too close to my half marathon. I might use it as a training run though.

  • Julie @SavvyEats February 17, 2010, 2:36 pm

    I haven’t done an event aimed at women…yet. That will change in just a few weeks, when I’m in Orlando for the Princess Half!!

  • Tami February 17, 2010, 2:39 pm

    I just finished my first 10k. My husband is a triathlete and he really wanted me to try a race. It was on Valentine’s day and we did it together. I didn’t do the training like I should and it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done!(I’m about 50 pounds overweight.)I was pretty much last but felt good that I made it.

    Anywho, my husband is doing the Ironman in Tempe (the exact location of the Irongirl) in November. I guess it might be good for me to redeem myself and do a 5k on my own in November.

  • Meagan February 17, 2010, 2:43 pm

    I ran the Tufts Health Plan Women’s 10k last October and it is definitely my favorite race that I’ve run (and I’ve run a lot of races- 19 since 2008!). It was so inspiring to run with so many amazing women. Actually, I found out about your blog that day; someone was wearing an Operation Beautiful note on the back of their shirt!

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 2:44 pm

      thats awesome!!! 🙂

  • Tammy February 17, 2010, 2:45 pm

    I’ve wanted to do an Aflac race, but there are none even CLOSE to me…maybe in the future!

  • Courtney February 17, 2010, 2:47 pm

    This is so great! I recently lost a lot of weight and started running. I have been wanting to enter a race for a few months now and this is perfect because I live in Tampa! I am going to sign up for the 5k! My pace is a little slow but this will give me time to increase it. Thanks for posting the website.

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 2:48 pm

      YAY maybe we can meet up in the morning before the event!

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 2:52 pm

      Here is a coupon code for $10 off online event entry. It will expire on April 7. Enjoy 🙂

      CCIGCLHTP2 (case sensitive)

      • Courtney February 17, 2010, 3:00 pm


  • Tiffany February 17, 2010, 2:52 pm

    Never heard of the Aflac Iron Girl and I don’t see many 15Ks around. Sounds neat! I have never done a womens’ specific event, but would be reluctant since my husband is my running buddy. 🙂 Maybe if I had a female friend who wanted to do it with me.

  • Sammi February 17, 2010, 2:54 pm

    I live in Sarasota so it’s only about an hour drive… hmm.. I am tempted to register! The most I’ve run so far is 6.4 miles so I don’t know if I should sign up for 5K or 15K? Lots to think about!!

    Man it is expensive.. how do you do both? haha

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 2:55 pm

      Here is a coupon code for $10 off online event entry. It will expire on April 7. Enjoy! CCIGCLHTP2 (case sensitive)

      Hope to see you there!

  • Kellie February 17, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I know that your Q&A is over, but I had a question that I forgot to ask. I am a vegetarian too, but sometimes I feel bad knowing that my purse, shoes, coat, etc is made out of leather. What are your thoughts on this?

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 2:58 pm

      good question! i don’t buy leather products anymore, but I don’t feel bad about the stuff I already own… I would also buy vintage leather. Just not new leather.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople February 17, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I am so leery of trying sweet potato again. I’ve only had it at Thanksgiving, slathered in butter and junk. Then I tried it once awhile back, but I could not get past the uber-sweet taste. I like baked potatoes because of the savory flavor. I don’t know how to ease into sweet potatoes so that they aren’t so….sweet!

  • Amandamoo February 17, 2010, 3:07 pm

    Random question that I didn’t think of till this morning… Dog food… what do you feed the pups? Are they veggie? I’ve heard that you can feed dogs a vegetarian diet but, really, is that ok? If you do feed them kibble with meat, how do you get past the cruel and inhumane way animals are treated and slaughtered for dog food?

    Ugh, sorry for the heavy question… We’re getting ready to rescue another dog (partly because you said it was pretty easy to go from 1 to 2!!) and I’m wondering if we should change foods to better reflect my moral and ethical standards when it comes to the treatment of animals…

  • Kristin February 17, 2010, 3:09 pm

    The first triathlon I ever did was the Danskin’s Women’s Triathlon. This is PERFECT for first time triathletes and it is really an event that empowers women. The best part is you will NEVER come in last. The woman who is responsible for starting the race Sally Ewards always stays with the last woman and runs in behind her. It’s pretty emotional. I never would have gotten into fitness if I wouldn’t have done a Danskin Tri

    • Caitlin February 17, 2010, 3:11 pm

      thats amazing!

  • Melissa February 17, 2010, 3:19 pm

    I did the Iron Girl 5k in Tempe, AZ this past November and it was AWESOME!! The race is so much fun and so organized! I LOVED everything about it and can’t wait for the 10 miler this November! Wish I could take a trip to FL and do the 15k with you! 🙂

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid February 17, 2010, 3:36 pm

    I don’t know if you remember, but I asked for a sports bra recommendation a while back. I got the Fiona and wore it this morning. Definitely like it! I felt very supported, but not too squished down. Thanks so much!

    • caitlin February 17, 2010, 4:29 pm

      glad you liked it!!

  • Lisa February 17, 2010, 3:43 pm

    I’m aiming to do my first triathlon in May and it’s an all-female event. I’ve heard great things about it from both men and women so I’m really psyched (even though my swimming is very weak)! The organizer is the mother of a triathloner killed in a car accident and the event has grown over the years to be an amazing tribute to her daughter.

  • skinnyrunner February 17, 2010, 3:58 pm

    ive ran the nike womens marathon and half in san fran twice. its really fun because its HUGE and mostly women.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 17, 2010, 4:34 pm

    Great lunch and GREAT work on the run! The fun runs you have signe dup for sound fun!!

  • Katharine February 17, 2010, 4:35 pm

    I’ve done the Iron Girl triathlon in Columbia, MD twice and it was a BLAST! so much positivity and energy, lots of music, and a pretty broad range of ability, and not to mention age also…such a great time, good luck and have fun!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 17, 2010, 4:39 pm

    That wrap doesn’t scare me at all! SUPER DUPER healthy – yay!

  • Allison K February 17, 2010, 5:05 pm

    The 5k I did last June was an all women’s event, I’m hoping to run the Half Marathon version of that same race this summer.

    Also, there is a big “Women’s Fitness” celebration 5k put on by one of the local hospitals, that is all women and it’s INSANE! You CAN NOT run it, unless you get in the elite wave, there are that many runners on a relatively small course.

  • Kelly February 17, 2010, 5:27 pm

    I haven’t ever done a women’s only event. I guess I never really thought about it…I kind of like competing against guys though…haha!

  • Janna (Just Flourishing) February 17, 2010, 5:29 pm

    I am actually running my very first half marathon at the end of April, the More Magazine Half in NYC and it’s a women’s only event!! I’m so excited!

    Gotta say, your wrap combos always look so so good. What kind of wraps do you use?

    • caitlin February 17, 2010, 6:40 pm

      It’s a La Tortilla Factory Smart and Delicious Smart Wrap

  • Rachel February 17, 2010, 5:34 pm

    I participated in a woman’s only triathlon as the cyclist on a relay team and it was WONDERFUL! I have nothing against racing men in general, but something about the energy of the crowd was so special and supportive. I knew that no lean machine Lance Armstrongs would be whizzing by me on their road bikes – and even though I got passed by plenty of women still, somehow that was comforting! Lots of my coworkers participated in the race, and many of the husbands and male friends were volunteers, so it didn’t feel exclusive by any means. Just supportive and fun. And it raised money for osteoporosis, which was cool too.

  • Ashley February 17, 2010, 5:55 pm

    I’m hoping to do the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco this year. The race is lottery entry, so it’s up to fate if I get in. I was sold at the thought of fireman handing you tiffany necklaces at the finish line! Heck yes!

  • Sagan February 17, 2010, 5:58 pm

    GO YOU!

    Wrap looks delicious. I have to get over my aversion to black beans (I like every other kind… but the black ones just aren’t good to me).

  • Heather February 17, 2010, 6:04 pm

    good job on the run! that last mile is great,esp for being the last one!

  • Lisa February 17, 2010, 6:16 pm

    I love sweet potatoes but never thought to put them in a wrap! What a great idea!

    Congrats on signing up for the race – sounds like fun!

  • Nicole February 17, 2010, 6:46 pm

    I want to do the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon some day! I think it’d be great to run a women’s event!

  • Laura S February 17, 2010, 6:50 pm

    My first triathlon was the Aflac Women’s event in Atlanta and it was a fantastic experience! All the women were so supportive of each other and it was really geared to everyone having an enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend their events to anyone whether they’re new to the sport or experienced! The events tend to sell out quickly thought!

  • Caroline February 17, 2010, 7:16 pm

    Aww, sad, the Atlanta triathlon is already sold out! I’m running the Disney Princess 1/2 marathon in 2.5 weeks!!! It’ll be my second race ever (my first was a 5k) and I’m really hoping to maybe meet up with some of you beautiful bloggers while I’m in the Orlando area!

    • caitlin February 17, 2010, 7:27 pm

      are you coming to the meet up? email me for more info!

    • Julie @SavvyEats February 17, 2010, 7:55 pm

      You should come to our lunch meet-up the day before! I’m running the half too!

      • Caroline February 17, 2010, 7:57 pm

        Sweet! I’ll be there!

  • Alison @ finnyfinds February 17, 2010, 7:28 pm

    I think I’ll sign up for the one in Syracuse, NY. I’ve never participated in an all-women’s race but it sounds cool! I’m also thinking that a marathon is in the works next winter. I ran one in 2002 but was undertrained and wearing the wrong shoes so it wasn’t a good experience. But your blog is getting me excited to try it again!

  • Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN February 17, 2010, 8:51 pm

    I recently ran the Florida Hospital Womens 5k in Winter Park. I heard it ended up being the biggest womens 5k in Florida, with over 2,400 participants. It was really empowering to be among all women, each running for their own goals. You’re going to have such a great time! 🙂

  • meg c. February 17, 2010, 8:57 pm

    i really wanna do a 15k but there really arent any up north it seems! i did the tufts 10k for women this fall and it was awesome. didnt really notice it was just women and no men, it was just a regular race to me.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) February 17, 2010, 9:16 pm

    I would totally do a woman’s event – sounds fun! There are a few in my city, but I am not ready to compete in any yet … just starting out with running/ swimming.

  • Run Sarah February 17, 2010, 10:38 pm

    That looks so much fun! I have to consider the Seattle, WA one!

  • Julie February 17, 2010, 10:53 pm

    Thanks so much for the coupon code!!! I’m pretty sure I’m going to do the Sprint Tri in Boulder and $10 off helps! I’ve done an Iron Girl 5k which was fabulous, they really take care of the ladies. I’ve also done Tri for the Cure which is a women’s only tri. It’s a ton of fun but kind of crazy since there are 3000 women. I’m really excited about the Iron girl tri, thanks again!!

  • Harley February 17, 2010, 11:25 pm

    Seriously?????? Someone write this girl a Operation Beautiful Note!!

    • caitlin February 18, 2010, 8:59 am

      I wrote her one 🙂

  • Michelle@eatingjourney February 18, 2010, 6:54 am

    My First Tri was an all woman’s tri. I loved it cause I forgot to shave my cooch hair..and didn’t care 🙂 Less pressure and there was something amazing and inspiring about seeing women of all walks of life doing it.

  • Megan February 18, 2010, 8:29 am

    That wrap does look delicious. What wraps do you use? Mine always fall apart.

  • Sarah February 18, 2010, 10:51 am

    Yay Iron Girl!! I’ve ran this race 2x in Denver and love it. Such a fun vibe, great breakfast afterward (ours had TONS of choices from oats to fruit to veggie sandwiches) and even mocktails post-race! Enjoy it!

  • Orla February 18, 2010, 11:05 am

    We have a womens only event in Dublin every June. It is the largest womens only event in the world (I think!) with just over 40,000 women running and walking 10km for various charities. A lot of not for profits rely on it for a sizeable chunk of their income every year. It is a great race and the support from the fellow runners and the crowd is amazing. http://www.womensminimarathon.ie
    Love the site by the way. I think that I may have reached my healthy tipping point recently. Something just clicked and I am just more positive about exercising and eating healthily. Sorry for the long post!

    • caitlin February 18, 2010, 11:05 am

      yay for finding your own HTP!

  • Shannon February 19, 2010, 9:00 am

    i know i’m late on this, but i’ve done two women’s (sprint) tri’s. very inspiring and awesome, but a LOT of people. I think i like smaller events, so I’m not sure if i’ll continue to do them… you never know, it is pretty amazing seeing everyone out there 🙂

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