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I had quite the lovely day!


It all started with a VERY quick workout at the gym.  I didn’t have enough time to do everything I had planned, so I cut out some strength moves per the Intro to Iron Pumping Challenge and ran 2.0 speedwork miles instead of 4.0 miles.  Something is better than nothing, I always say!


Day 7: Legs

  • Warm Up: 5 minutes of cardio
  • Lunge and Lift:  3 x 12 (novice system) for each leg
  • Stability Ball Hamstring Curl:  3 x 12
  • Leg Extensions: 3 x 12 with 30 lbs 
  • Stability Ball Calf Raises: Skipped
  • Step Ups: Skipped
  • Straight leg pullover crunch: 22 with 7 lb weight


For my run, I did the first mile in 9:00/mile and the second in intervals.  I’d run 0.1 mile at 9:00/mile and the next 0.1 mile at 8:00/mile.


  • Duration:  17:45 minutes
  • Distance: 2.0 miles


I quickly changed and met my mom and aunt in Downtown Knoxville.  We listened to some live country music (Paul Edelman – he was great) and then went to lunch.


Lunch was at Veg-a-Rama, a funky little vegetarian cafe.  This is my aunt Cherie.  🙂 She’s been vegetarian for over 20 years!


I love all the little details in Veg-a-Rama.  It’s too cute, there are tons of vegan options, and the food is great!

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I ordered the vegetarian French onion soup (this bowl was huge – a lot bigger than it looks).  I also had some bread on the side.


And the house salad, which came with some sort of vinaigrette.


Since this was a wild and crazy ladies day out, my aunt, mom, and I split a bottle of wine.  I had two little glasses of Malbec.


And dessert was a lollipop. 🙂


We did some shopping at local consignment stores and I got a housewarming gift for Megan.  Annnnd then we came home and crashed.


Gotta rustle up some dinner, and then it’s time for LOST!  So excited.  My mom and I are big fans.  Are you Team Jack or Team Sawyer?  Or are you just lost when watching LOST?  I am Team Jack, and my mom is Team Sawyer.  It is a confusing and weird show, I’ll admit!



  • Courtney February 2, 2010, 6:52 pm

    Sawyer. Shirtless. Sweaty.

    adventures in tri-ing

    • Kt F February 2, 2010, 7:25 pm

      Where’s the ‘like’ button when I need it?

  • Jennie {in Wonderland} February 2, 2010, 7:02 pm

    Definitely Sawyer. I feel like Kate is only herself around him. And obviously he is super hot.

  • Alisha February 2, 2010, 7:03 pm

    Oh man, I love your boots, I’ve been dying for a pair for years. I saw the exact same on Lauren Graham in the Gilmore Girls a long time ago (2007), except in a deep purple, and I’ve been searching for a similar pair ever since. Lucky you.

    • Caitlin February 2, 2010, 7:07 pm

      Got them at Macys! They are fake suede and vegetarian friendly 🙂

  • Meghan@traveleatlove February 2, 2010, 7:05 pm

    I love girls’ days out! Can’t wait to visit my mom and sis and niece over Valentine’s Day wknd!

  • jessicaamc February 2, 2010, 7:11 pm

    Ohhh Sawyer for sure! ‘Son of a bitch!’ I totally cried at the end of last season when Juliet got sucked down the hole.

  • Whitney @ February 2, 2010, 7:11 pm

    You and your aunt are too cute 🙂 I am definitely a Sawyer fan…Jack is way too much of a baby for me. He whines about everything. I think there’s going to be some Boone and Charlie moments this season which I am SO excited for!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 2, 2010, 7:12 pm

    Haha I don’t watch Lost because I can’t follow it. It’s So confusing!!!

    OH yum, i’m so jealous of that french onion soup. I love the stuff but stopped eating it because it’s all made with beef broth (usually) when I stopped eating beef years and years ago. A veggie version is such a great idea!!!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life) February 2, 2010, 7:16 pm

    Veg-o-rama sounds like such a great place!

    Love your outfit – how cute are you??!!

  • ashley February 2, 2010, 7:19 pm

    Team Sawyer all the way!! 😉

  • Mama Pea February 2, 2010, 7:19 pm

    OH YESSSSS!!! LOST! Jack’s the marrying type but Sawyer’s the f*&%ing in a polar bear cage type, you know? Can’t wait!

    And you are A-dorable in your sweater dress/legging/boots combo!

    • Courtney February 2, 2010, 7:41 pm

      You are right on with this!!!!! Mmmm polar bear cage
      adventures in tri-ing

  • Kelly February 2, 2010, 7:22 pm

    Looks like such a fun day- I love country music, so live country music is the best 🙂

  • JayKay February 2, 2010, 7:23 pm

    I love Sawyer–but not with Kate! He & Juliet were WONDERFUL, to me.

    But really, I’m Team Desmond. Love that man & hope he gets his happy ending 🙁

  • Erica February 2, 2010, 7:28 pm

    Ahhhhhh, Knoxville…totally love it and totally jealous you are there!! The Knoxville and Gatlinburg area is my very fave ever. We have talked about moving there many many times. We go out every year to see our Lady Vols Basketball team play…they.are.awesome. It’s great that you found a vegatarian-friendly place to eat amidst all the ribs, ham hocks, and steak n eggs joints 😉 Have a blast for me girl!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 2, 2010, 7:30 pm

    Cute outfit!! That restaurant sounds great!

  • Jolene ( February 2, 2010, 7:30 pm

    I have never seen an episode of Lost … I might rent it when all the seasons available. But if the ending has anything to do with aliens, then I don’t want to see the show. I think alien endings are cop-out endings 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) February 2, 2010, 7:37 pm

    i’m totally lost when watching LOST!!! but they’re both cute, so i’ll be “team whoever’s winning” 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 2, 2010, 7:39 pm

    How cute is your outfit!!!!
    My hubby would be in heaven there. He is a country boy.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 2, 2010, 7:43 pm

    What a cute restaurant! I’ve never seen Lost…I feel like I missed my chance to start and figure out what’s happening haha

  • Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) February 2, 2010, 8:00 pm

    Vegetarian french onion soup — awesome! I have to try that!

    The husband and I are such LOSTies; we’ve been waiting forever for tonight! I’m Team Sayid all the way 🙂 I hope Sawyer winds up with Juliet (if she’s still around); he’s WAY too good for Kate.

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) February 2, 2010, 8:07 pm

    You look gorgeous Caitlin! Love the outfit. Malbec is my second favorite red, next to some pinot noir! I am heading home this weekend to spend time with my mom and I can’t wait. Enjoy Lost! I missed the Lost boat a while ago.

  • Matt February 2, 2010, 8:07 pm


  • Liz February 2, 2010, 8:07 pm

    I love that you’re in Knoxville! I’m currently living here, so when I saw last night you were in Powell I thought you must have been in the area. I’ve never tried that restaurant, but I’m definitely going to now! Let us know if you find anything else in the area that’s neat. I’ve only lived here about half a year, so I’ve only picked up a few local type spots. If you need suggestions though, feel free to try me! 🙂

  • Jamie February 2, 2010, 8:07 pm

    TEAM JACK! Although Sawyer has improved over the seasons, I still have a thing for hunky Jack 😉

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner February 2, 2010, 8:09 pm

    You always find the cutest veggie restaurants! I wish we had more around here. And I LOVE lost 🙂

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries February 2, 2010, 8:10 pm

    that french onion soup looks aaaaamazing. the malbec, too haha

  • MLT February 2, 2010, 8:10 pm

    Team Sawyer all the way! I really didn’t like him and Juliette though at all (although she grew on me a little bit). Jack is just a “jack-ass” in Sawyer’s words!
    I do love Sayeed too! 🙂

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health February 2, 2010, 8:13 pm

    I’m a Lost-fan wannabe :/ I always get so jealous when I hear people talking about the storyline because I have absolutely NO IDEA what they’re talking about. I’ve tried to watch every once in a while, but then I just get too confused and end up changing the channel. I feel like it’s a lost cause to try to catch up at this point! Maybe one of these days I’ll get the whole series on DVD and hibernate for a week to watch them all 😛

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) February 2, 2010, 8:20 pm

    What a cute restaurant!

    I watched a few eps of Lost at the beginning but quickly lost interest. I’ll be tuning into Biggest Loser tonight instead. 😉

  • Mommy RD February 2, 2010, 8:31 pm

    What a neat restaurant. Oh, and you look stunning in that photo!

  • ashleigh February 2, 2010, 8:33 pm

    Interval runs are my favorite. I had a similar run today but much slower! Lunch looks so good/cute. I wish there were more veg restaurants around me!

  • Joane February 2, 2010, 8:38 pm

    I’m lost when watching Lost. I heard it’s a show you had to have watched from the beginning.

  • Melissa February 2, 2010, 8:40 pm

    SO. EXCITED. FOR. LOST. So happy to hear you watch! For everyone who doesn’t watch – buy the DVDs and then plan on locking yourself in your house for a week to watch them. Trust me, they’re addicting!!! TEAM JACK! (can I throw Desmond into the mix, too?!) 🙂

  • Angie February 2, 2010, 8:43 pm

    I LOVE OUR OUTFIT. That’s it. You make me want to actually put on nice(er) clothes than my typical jeans and t-shirts 🙂

  • Angie February 2, 2010, 8:44 pm

    ha ha ha. I meant YOUR, but it’s really funny read as ‘our’. We share outfits, right total stranger?

  • Maria February 2, 2010, 8:45 pm

    I need to know where you got that cute dress!!

    • Caitlin February 2, 2010, 9:30 pm


  • Island Girl Eats February 2, 2010, 8:48 pm

    That french onion soup looked GOOD!

    My husband is a big Lost fan. I’m not really into it. I am sacrificing The Biggest Loser so he can watch it!

  • Julie February 2, 2010, 8:49 pm

    Sawyer is the epitome of sexy. I would let him do weird things to me.

  • Gina February 2, 2010, 8:59 pm

    i love your sweaterdress you look so cute!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit February 2, 2010, 9:04 pm

    LOOOVVVEEEE your dress!

  • Jenna @ EatingGreen, StayingLean February 2, 2010, 9:05 pm

    Just saw you in an article on…very cool! I’m sure you already know, but it’s still exciting!

    Here’s the article:


    • Caitlin February 2, 2010, 9:30 pm


  • Laura Georgina February 2, 2010, 9:14 pm

    I know you’re a Florida heat and sun girl, but isn’t it fun to play winter dress-up once in a while? Loving the boot and dress combo!

  • VeggieGirl February 2, 2010, 9:15 pm

    Love your dress! I have it in grey and purple 🙂

  • Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 2, 2010, 9:20 pm

    Ok, I am totally repeating the comments of others, but I have to tell you: I love your outfit! SO CUTE!!!

  • Shannon February 2, 2010, 9:29 pm

    Love your outfit! SO CUTE!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats February 2, 2010, 9:41 pm

    Love your outfit with the boots. I’m completely lost on ”Lost”. I see it’s on netflix instant, I’ll wait till the show goes off!

  • Ellen Collis February 2, 2010, 9:45 pm

    The way I feel about Mad Men seems to be the way a lot of my friends feel about LOST—they’re obsessed! I’m way too behind to know what the heck is going on, so I don’t even try!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 2, 2010, 11:00 pm

    Team Sawyer….he is one hottie. and he’s a softie on the inside. I liked him with Juliet, but he belongs with Kate.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) February 2, 2010, 11:09 pm

    Wow busy day and I am so excited to see that you got in a good workout.

    I’m totally team Jack and can’t wait to catch up on the episode tomorrow.

  • Jenna February 2, 2010, 11:10 pm

    Lunch looks great

  • Korrie February 2, 2010, 11:39 pm

    Totally Team Sawyer!!! He is such a stud! I actually think it would be kinda cool if Jack were killed. Not to be morbid, but wouldn’t that be a CRAZY twist?!?!

  • Freya @ February 3, 2010, 3:15 am

    I’m definetly the latter option – Team Lost! (I’m assuming you mean Lost as in ‘no clue what the heck is going on’ :p) – I watched the 1st season, then lost track and got confused lol :s but I used to be Team Sawyer!

  • Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN February 3, 2010, 6:50 am

    I’m completely lost when it comes to Lost. haha. I’m not much of a TV watcher, so I guess that’s my first problem. 😉 Glad you had a nice girls day. 🙂

  • Emily February 3, 2010, 7:08 am

    Veg-o-Rama is just a few blocks from my house! Wow, so neat to think about you being so close. It’s funny, you don’t know me, but I feel like we’re great friends!

    • Caitlin February 3, 2010, 8:26 am

      aww! im going back to vegarama on thursday with some readers if you wanna go, email me!

  • Samma February 3, 2010, 9:19 am

    Hee- It’s so funny to see you in my town. Excited about tomorrow!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun February 3, 2010, 12:25 pm

    TEAM JACK!!!

  • Harriet February 3, 2010, 12:27 pm


  • Ashley @ Good Taste. Healthy Me February 3, 2010, 12:45 pm

    Definitely team sawyer! He is frickin GORGEOUS!

  • Erin February 3, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Def a team Sawyer!

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