Breakfast by the Harbor

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We had a wonderful (and inexpensive) breakfast by the harbor this morning.


I snagged a banana from the conference and added it to a bowl of Perfect Oatmeal from Starbucks.  Combined with some cashews and brown sugar, it was the most wonderful, satisfying breakfast.


Mmm. Oatmeal.


After our breakfast, a few other bloggers and I walked down to Whole Foods so I could stock up on food for the flight.  I hate relying on airport food… It’s never really that great!


And Ali posted this Operation Beautiful note. 


Apparently, she loves Shakespeare.


Then it was time to say goodbye to the girls at the Fit Bloggin’ conference.  We all had a great time seeing each other and learning more about blogland.


Ali and I posed for our fabulous “wiener love” picture.  She has a dachshund named Oscar, and we stared at photos of him on her phone all weekend long (I need a Internet phone!):


We took the exact same picture at the end of the Healthy Living Summit in August 2009.


Ali and I then grabbed a sweet town car to the Baltimore airport (same price as a cab and much more glamorous!).  And then we proceeded to giggle at the most random stuff.  I think we’re pretty exhausted from last night!  Too tired to think straight.


I had Oikos Vanilla on the way:


Now I’m waiting for my flight!  Plus, munching on a Whole Foods bagel with almond butter and an apple.


All in all, I would say Fit Bloggin’ was a huge success.  I hope the Healthy Living Summit in August 2010 can be just as fun and exciting for attendees.  More information on that is forthcoming, I promise!  Tickets will probably go on sale in the next month or two (securing sponsorship and a hotel is a long process).


When you travel, what’s the one part of your routine you miss the most?  I miss regular exercise and sleeping in my own bed.



  • Alicia March 21, 2010, 1:18 pm

    I hope I can make it to the Healthy Living Summit. FitBloggin would have been a great thing to attend.

    When traveling, the first thing I always want to do when I get home is cook! There’s something about that first meal back at home that is so satisfying!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete March 21, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Our breakfast was great! It was great meeting you!! You are just as much as a badass in person as you are on your blog! Have a great flight!

    I miss eating my regular foods! At least my body does!

  • christie, honoring health March 21, 2010, 1:19 pm

    Looks like fitbloggin was a great time!

    I really miss sleeping in my own bed. It takes me like three days to get used to a new place and unless it is a week long vacay, that is too long! I do always bring my own pillows. I even stuff one in my luggage if I am flying.

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly March 21, 2010, 1:19 pm

    I miss my bed! Definitely…my bed! 🙂

  • Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) March 21, 2010, 1:20 pm

    I miss my own bed, my dog, and my husband, if we’re traveling separately. I used to be Ms. Independent when it came to travel and everything, but now I’m the lame weirdo who has a hard time falling asleep without Matt next to me! So lame 🙂

  • Jessica Lee March 21, 2010, 1:20 pm

    I miss being able to have a regular schedule overall like bed/wake up time, eating times, working out, “down-time” to relax.

    But…traveling is always fun so a few days isn’t going to kill me 🙂

    Hope you had fun!

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) March 21, 2010, 1:21 pm

    When is the HLS this year? I’m running the Rock n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon on August 1st and will be in town…and it’s supposed to be a super fun, well organized race…just sayin’!

    • caitlin March 21, 2010, 1:26 pm

      its prob going to be aug 14. 🙁

  • liane March 21, 2010, 1:24 pm

    Wow, that conference looks like such a great time! I never knew these types of things existed. Ok, well I didn’t know food blogs existed until 5 months ago, so clearly, behind the times.

    Makes me want to join the next party, I mean, conference 😉

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats March 21, 2010, 1:33 pm

    definitely miss being able to eat my usual snacks and to go on my lappytop!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) March 21, 2010, 1:36 pm

    I mostly just miss my dog! (and my bf)

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear March 21, 2010, 1:36 pm

    Awww you girls are so cute! I want to go to the Healthy Living Summit! Can’t wait for more details. I miss my routine and unlimited supply of food when I am traveling. Always fun, but always nice to go home too.

  • Run Sarah March 21, 2010, 1:38 pm

    What an awesome summit! I am hoping the HLS will be in the last two weeks of August. It’s my only two weeks off the entire year and it would be so amazing to attend after the hardest year of my life.

  • Katherine March 21, 2010, 1:40 pm

    I really enjoy getting out of routine – it’s almost like a reset button. It used to be a big deal to me when I began eating healthier because I wasn’t used to being prepared and found that it occupied a lot of my thoughts. Now it’s easy and normal for me to be prepared without stress. I do miss waking up in my own house though and having stove-top oats!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life) March 21, 2010, 1:42 pm

    Great meeting you this weekend, Caitlin! You are just as gorgeous and inspiring in person 🙂

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place March 21, 2010, 1:43 pm

    I miss cooking my own food and regular exercise when I’m traveling! looks like you girls had lots of fun, i’m sad I missed out!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 21, 2010, 1:53 pm

    Regular exercise and food I really love, like decent oatmeal or stuffed pasta – I always miss that stuf! And my horse/kittens of course 😛
    Sooo good call on getting the Whole Foods!Airport stuff is crummy 🙁

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 21, 2010, 2:08 pm

    I actually LOVE traveling but I do miss being able to put stuff down and walk away…I hate that I have to carry everything with me even into the bathroom stall.

  • *Andrea* March 21, 2010, 2:09 pm

    great eats and great friends! i would love to attend operation beautiful 2010!!! can’t wait to hear details 🙂 i agree that airport food isn’t’s getting better though slowly with more Starbucks and healthy sandwich shops like au bon pain.. you just never know!

  • Angharad (Eating for England) March 21, 2010, 2:10 pm

    I am exactly the same as you! Having just got back from two weeks in England, I thoroughly missed my own bed and regularly exercising! I also sometimes miss some of the foods I’ve come to love…almond butter, oatmeal, you know…geek stuff! Haha.

    Glad you had such a ball and no doubt hls will be a rocking success!

  • Jenny March 21, 2010, 2:14 pm

    I miss regular exercise and sleeping in my own bed too..and since I just got back from Mexico, I realized how much I missed “my” foods! Greek yogurt and oatmeal especially!

  • Jenny March 21, 2010, 2:16 pm

    I definetly miss the exercise capabilities, and the comfort of being in my own home. But I love all of the possibilities traveling has to offer!

    Glad Fitbloggin was such a success!

  • Lo-Jo aka Lauren March 21, 2010, 2:16 pm

    When my family travels together (parents and sister plus our significant othes), everyone LOVES to eat at burger joints and get tons of snacks (ice cream, candy for the car ride, etc). My family unfortunately uses vacations as an excuse to eat as much junk food as you possibly can. It’s fun, but I definitely miss healthy food after a day or two.

    I can totally see where I learned my views on food being the center of every event. 🙂

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner March 21, 2010, 2:23 pm

    Looks like such a blast! I always miss getting enough sleep, I never seem to when I travel!

  • Ashlei March 21, 2010, 2:30 pm

    I always miss my own bed, not being able to throw dirty laundry in the hamper, and not having a fridge/access to all my yummy foooooods!!

  • Brittany March 21, 2010, 2:38 pm

    We went to Whole Foods last night to stock up for the trip home as well – I like to be prepared with lots of snack options. 🙂

    When traveling I miss my exercise routine the most, but I usually find ways to sneak it in!

    Travel home safely.

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 21, 2010, 2:41 pm

    Glad the conference was such a success! When traveling, I hate not having access to my kitchen or my gym – thats probably what I miss most!

  • Teacherwoman March 21, 2010, 2:43 pm

    Sounds like a great time. I am right there with you… I would miss my workout routine and sleeping in my own bed.

  • Hedda March 21, 2010, 2:47 pm

    Ohhh, envy you from my rather cold Norway, haha 🙂 Glad you had such a good time, and it seemed like a great conference.
    I also let my feet do the nervous part, haha!

    When I’m out travelling I allways miss my bed and my dog. It is not that there is something wrong with other beds, or that I can not fall asleep in them, it is just that they are not my good, old, safe bed :p Such a kid.

    Btw : I have tried almond butter for the first time. Oh, I am in heaven. My two best friends : peanut butter and almond butter. Officially seen the light.

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run March 21, 2010, 2:47 pm

    Not a big fan of Starbucks in general, but I do like their oatmeal in a pinch! Especially at the airport early mornings!

    I’m like you and stock up on food pre-airport travel. Definitely best to be prepared! Wish they’d let yogurt through security though!

    Can’t wait to hear about Healthy Living Summit! I couldn’t make it to FitBloggin’ so I’d really love to get to that one!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal March 21, 2010, 2:52 pm

    I’ve never had Starbuck’s oatmeal! It really does look good.
    That’s awesome everyone had so much fun! Wish I could have been there 😀

  • Matt March 21, 2010, 2:52 pm

    I always run on vacation, so that’s not an issue. I just miss having my own space and my morning routine.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) March 21, 2010, 3:16 pm

    I travel a LOT — spent the majority of the past three years outside of the US — and miss the privacy the most. You’re always living in hostels, never having your own space. I can’t wait to get back to a PRIVATE bathroom and shower, my own kitchen and the luxury of lounging around in pajamas all morning. 😉

  • amanda@thegrainsofparadise March 21, 2010, 3:21 pm

    I miss my Vita Mixer….it’s just impossible to travel with.

  • Deirdre March 21, 2010, 3:23 pm

    I miss sleeping in my own bed because I like soft mattresses and most hotels have firmer ones. And I also miss having full access to my closet. I would never say that I have the most fashionable outfits but I like having choices. I hate how on vacation you are limited to what you pack!

  • kate March 21, 2010, 3:25 pm

    seems like the coolest bloggers have weiner dogs 🙂

  • Kelly March 21, 2010, 3:29 pm

    Yeah, I miss my own bed and pillows. Oh and not having to share a boyfriend with a boy.

    • Kelly March 21, 2010, 3:29 pm

      and by boyfriend I clearly meant bathroom. duh

  • Faith @ LovelyasCharged March 21, 2010, 3:33 pm

    Ah, haven’t had cashews in forever! And I think the thing I miss the most is not so much the bed (I can sleep on anything, anywhere!), but my pillows. I probably have at least eight on my bed at home and while I don’t use them all, I love to nestle into them. Sucks only having one at a hotel :/

  • Whitney @ March 21, 2010, 3:41 pm

    Airports. I hate the waiting, the dealys, the food, lines for the bathroom. I could seriously go on forever.

  • michele March 21, 2010, 3:45 pm

    Is the HLS in Chicago this year? I would love to attend!

    • Caitlin March 21, 2010, 6:57 pm

      yes! i hope you can come!!!!!!

  • Hilary March 21, 2010, 3:58 pm

    I miss my downtime. I love taking a while in the morning post-workout with a lazy breakfast and I miss that when gone. My days out of town are cram packed with activity (fun or otherwise). I squeeze in exercise, but it’s usually MUCH earlier than a normal day at home.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) March 21, 2010, 3:59 pm

    I miss my regular exercise and my regular meals. With my food sensitivities I have a hard time eating at conferences and I can’t always get into the gym when I want.

  • Kenzie (Healthy Purpose) March 21, 2010, 4:03 pm

    Great healthy travel eats! I miss my bed too. And just feeling ‘at home.’

  • Katie March 21, 2010, 4:18 pm

    Glad you had a good time! I love travelling but I do miss having a kitchen and prepping my own foods.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 21, 2010, 4:29 pm

    I definitely miss sleeping in my own bed. I also usually get some sort of traveler’s gastrointestinal discomfort. That is my least favorite part of travel.

  • Frou Frou March 21, 2010, 4:35 pm

    Sounds like you had a lovely time! Adequate leg room is what I miss when flying. It’s difficult when you are long legged!

    Enjoying your blog, thanks for all the healthy info!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 21, 2010, 4:58 pm

    What a great day! I definitely miss exercise!!!

  • Amy B (Second City Randomness) March 21, 2010, 5:06 pm

    When I’m traveling, I love to eat out, but sometimes I start to miss some of my simple meals I make for myself at home… Looks like you had a gorgeous weekend!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 21, 2010, 5:37 pm

    i definitely miss having a schedule that feels right…waking up, working out consistently, eating a healthy breakfast… 🙂

  • Cindy (Eating on the Runway) March 21, 2010, 6:42 pm

    I just started blogging, but have been reading about the Healthy Living Summit since last year. I will definitely start saving up so I can attend. Thanks for being such a great inspiration with Operation Beautiful 🙂

  • Amanda March 21, 2010, 6:44 pm

    I miss my bathroom the most!

  • Katherine March 21, 2010, 7:13 pm

    I miss my breakfast deal! I can do any other meal and adjust to other things but I’m such a crazy morning person; I like getting up early and doing my own thing for a bit (it’s nice reflection time, too).

    Do you put milk in your oatmeal? I always find that frustrating about Starbucks when I leave and then decided I need more milk or something for my coffee but the store is way back in my rear-view mirror!

    • Caitlin March 21, 2010, 7:21 pm

      i just have it the way starbucks makes it – i never thought to add milk! that’s a good idea though.

      • Katherine March 21, 2010, 8:11 pm

        I just love some good moo juice! (also, it’s my dream to work at starbucks)

  • Rachel March 21, 2010, 7:17 pm

    It sounds like you had a fabulous time! I hope you had safe travels home. I think the hardest part of traveling is not having my usual routines – eating, food, exercise, sleeping… I have a pretty set schedule and it is hard for me to be flexible!

  • Gabriela March 21, 2010, 7:28 pm

    Oh, WOW.
    You make Starbucks´s oatmeal look like HEAVEN IN A CUP!
    Lovely pics, as always. I´m sure you´ve had a BLAST at FitBlogging 😀
    Have a terrific week, Caitlin!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) March 21, 2010, 7:32 pm

    Yum on the breakfast!

    As for travel, I miss my regular exercise schedule and I always struggle with healthy food choices.

  • Maria (realfitmama) March 21, 2010, 7:35 pm

    The main thing I miss during travel is my food routine. I know that sounds weird, but I’m a creature of habit and my food is my habit – that and my exercise. I guess a close third is my bed!!

  • swimsutra March 21, 2010, 7:45 pm

    The Inner Harbor looks like it treated you quite well this morning! 🙂

    At the risk of sounding like a huge nerd, I miss having my pick of books from my bookshelf when I’m away from home. So nerdy!

  • Kacy March 21, 2010, 8:07 pm

    Loved meeting you Caitlin! Mirror dancing rocks.

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. March 21, 2010, 9:22 pm

    I didn’t know starbucks had oatmeal.

  • John March 21, 2010, 9:56 pm

    I miss my shower. Most hotel showers suck as they are weak and luke warm usually. I like a hot water pounding shower to get going in the morning.

  • Jolene ( March 21, 2010, 11:21 pm

    I don’t think I miss anything about my routine … but I do hate living out of a suitcase.

  • Julie @SavvyEats March 22, 2010, 12:55 am

    This weekend was SO much fun. SO EPIC.

    I told Dan he should start calling me Savvy Julie, like everyone else does. He disagreed.

    I miss eating my regular meals, like my morning GMs. And my yoga mat. And my foam roller…though the Tiger Tail serves as a good substitute!

  • Whit March 22, 2010, 11:45 am

    Such a fun weekend!!! Look at you guys in the town car! We cheaped out [the $5!] and took a taxi.

    See you in JUNE!

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble March 22, 2010, 1:44 pm

    I miss fresh fruits and veggies!!!!! and my bed of course…

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