Meet the Princesses

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So many bloggers and readers were in town for the Disney Princess Half Marathon, Lindsey decided to organize a meet-up.  I’m so glad she did!


We had lunch at Pizza Fusion, an organic pizza place with the most amazing whole grain pizza crust!


For once, I actually arrived to lunch EARLY.  Ryan, Julie and Leslie, Leslie’s friend Michele, and I got there before anyone else.  I decided to order an Orlando Brewing Company Red Ale to drink as we waited for the others:


And Ryan and I decided to order a salad (with vegan soy cheese) to hold us over.


My portion:


Then, everyone started to roll in!  It’s so funny to watch the door open, someone walk in, and realize… hey! It’s Cat from See Cat Run!





For our lunch, Julie and I decided to organize two different personal pizzas and then share them.


We ordered the Spinach and Artichoke and the Farmer’s Market (a mixed veggie):

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I had four slices of deliciousness in total.  🙂


Ryan passed out coconut macaroons as favors, and I promptly ate mine for dessert.


After sitting again and gabbing for hours (literally), the group split up and some of us went to Whole Foods. 


The food blog community makes me laugh.  Only we would meet up with strangers, have lunch, and then go grocery shopping together for fun.


I bought a few things (like QUINOA, which my regular grocery store decided to stop selling for no good reason), a new type of Almond Butter, and juice:


If you’re wondering what I’m doing in that picture, I’m trying not to giggle and snort Kung Flu Fighter juice up my nose (and that little girl in the background wants my drink!!!).  The drink included the fresh-pressed juice of 4 carrots, 1/2 inch of ginger root, 1 cloves of garlic, and 1 orange.    The garlic was a nice touch!


And THEN… I drove everyone back to their hotels/theme parks, took Ryan home, and dug into another fun Whole Foods purchase:


CARAMEL OIKOS, which I have been on the lookout for WEEKS.  It tasted pretty good – but I wasn’t super, super impressed.  It was basically plain Oikos with caramel on the bottom (which I could easily and more cheaply re-create at home)… Not sure what I was expecting.  I guess I built it up in my head as this amazing new flavor!


Oh yea, and before lunch, I ran a speedy 3.0 miles.  Here’s my splits:


  • Distance: 3.0 miles
  • Duration: 28:05
  • Mile 1: 9:52
  • Mile 2: 9:23
  • Mile 3: 8:50


A lovely negative split.  


Whew!  What a day!  🙂



  • Meghan@traveleatlove March 6, 2010, 5:15 pm

    Haha I love that comment about meeting strangers and going grocery shopping for fun. So true! I just love meeting other bloggers, and I am glad you had a good time!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) March 6, 2010, 5:16 pm

    How fun – are you going to be able to see Gina (aka the Fitnessista) at all while she’s in town? That juice looks bomb, and that kid most definitely wants it. Plus, she’s probably wondering what you all are doing taking pictures in a grocery store 😉

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 5:17 pm

      no i think she’s busy with family 🙁

  • Alexandra March 6, 2010, 5:16 pm

    There is a Pizza Fusion here in San Diego too! So yummy!

    What does split mean by the way? I guess I am still a newbie to the running jargon…

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 5:18 pm

      mile splits are just the times it takes you to run each mile. a negative split means the second half of your times are faster than the first half.

      • Alexandra March 6, 2010, 7:15 pm

        Oh that makes complete sense now. Thanks!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 6, 2010, 5:18 pm

    AWwwh what a fun meet up!! I’d LOVE to meet all of the bloggers of the blogs I read, it’d be like meeting celebrities 😛
    Sounds like you had a good day, I’m very envious :p

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) March 6, 2010, 5:19 pm

    Holy hot babes!
    I love that guy in the grocery store pic looking at you guys…he’s like…wtffffffffffff. LOL

  • Evan Thomas March 6, 2010, 5:20 pm

    That juice sounds awesome! Except the garlic has me worried, but if you say its good I’ll trust ya’.
    Meetups are always a blast! I’ve only done 1, but it makes me crave another.

  • meg c. March 6, 2010, 5:22 pm

    caitlin. your dress. ADORABLE.

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal March 6, 2010, 5:26 pm

    What a FUN meetup! Pizza Fusion looks awesome, and everyone seems to be having a blast. and LOL that everyone went grocery shopping after, hehehe.

  • Pure2Raw Twins March 6, 2010, 5:30 pm

    Juice looks so pretty! Love the meet-up action, all you girls as so cute!

  • Lisa March 6, 2010, 5:35 pm

    Looks like such a blast! I hope all the runners do great tomorrow!! At least their weekend is off to a great and fun start!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 6, 2010, 6:31 pm

    I have seen the caramel oikos, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to try it. Caramel just SCREAMS way too much sugar to me.

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething March 6, 2010, 6:34 pm

    What a great day!

  • Sabrina March 6, 2010, 6:37 pm


  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place March 6, 2010, 6:39 pm

    jealous of all these blogger meet ups!! I want one in chicago! Maybe i’ll have to wait for the healthy living summit 🙂

  • Abby March 6, 2010, 6:40 pm

    That is so fun! I’m pretty jealous I couldn’t join in on the fun! And I LOVE that you all went grocery shopping! Only bloggers can appreciate that!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 6, 2010, 6:43 pm

    Wow what a day!!!
    Lunch + Whole Foods sounds pretty awesome to me! And that pizza place.. majorly jealous!
    Haha that little girl in the background eyeing your juice is priceless 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 6, 2010, 7:12 pm

    that picture of you with your juice is so cute 🙂 love the pretty blue dress! i love that you guys met up and got groceries together…so fun!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) March 6, 2010, 7:20 pm

    Wow look at all the lovely ladies. Lunch looked great!

  • liane March 6, 2010, 7:28 pm

    Looks like such a fun meet up 🙂

    When my friends and I go on road trips to the US, we actually schedule stops at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Costcos to pick up all the foods we can’t get in Canada.

    On a couple trips we’ve spend more time in grocery stores than shopping for shoes and clothes!

  • Gabriela March 6, 2010, 7:31 pm

    What a day!
    I´m sure you all had a blast 😀
    Lovely pics!
    Have a great night!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  • Lee March 6, 2010, 7:45 pm

    There is a PIzza Fusion here which I’ve been wanting to try.

    Your dress is cute.

  • Katie March 6, 2010, 7:52 pm

    Sounds so fun! Glad you guys got to meet up.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) March 6, 2010, 7:59 pm

    What a fun meetup! So true about us food bloggers and grocery stores. :mrgreen:

    Your smoothie looks awesome. Love the color! 😀

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life March 6, 2010, 8:11 pm

    NOT the best picture of me.. but it as SOOOO nice meeting you!!! We really didn’t get to chat much but it was still awesome!!!

  • Jordan March 6, 2010, 8:12 pm

    The meetup looks fun! I’m so sad that I can’t be there this weekend to run the 1/2. I would have had a bib to sell but I’m having someone pick up my packet. I’ll be there on Wednesday for vacation!

  • Joanne March 6, 2010, 8:21 pm

    What fun. I bet the conversation was the best.
    The Artisan style pizzas look fabulous. Great day you guys!

  • Joanne March 6, 2010, 8:21 pm

    Oh! One more thing. I’m SO jealous. It looks nice and warm there. This winter thing that keeps happening in the NE is getting pretty old 🙁

  • kate March 6, 2010, 8:36 pm

    haha it is pretty hilarious that bloggers meet up to eat and then go grocery shopping – but i love it! sounds like you guys had some pretty good company!

  • Julie March 6, 2010, 8:36 pm

    what a fun bloggie meet up! . I just bought the caramel oikos .. i hope its good!

  • Dominique March 6, 2010, 9:01 pm

    I wish I was in Orlando with you all. There isn’t a Whole Foods really close by (it’s an almost one-hour commute one-way) and BF does not share my love of grocery shopping.

    Your pizza meet-up looked like tons of fun and that whole wheat crusts looks yummy! Again, no one here would want to share a whole wheat crust with me 🙁

    Have fun during the marathon, can’t wait to see photos!

  • Heather March 6, 2010, 9:10 pm

    that looks like such a fun meet up! bummer about the caramel!
    your drink looks yum!

  • Anne P March 6, 2010, 9:16 pm

    So fun to finally meet you! Fit Bloggin’ or bust 😉

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner March 6, 2010, 9:20 pm

    Looks like a blast, such a blogger thing to do 😉

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) March 6, 2010, 10:01 pm

    aw, that looks so fun!

  • Jessica Lee March 6, 2010, 11:36 pm

    I just wrote the same thing about my experience with the caramel oikos too! It was good but nothing special.

    Look at all you gorgeous girls! Hope you had fun!

  • Gina March 7, 2010, 1:02 am

    I love your dress…its the prettiest color of blue!

  • Penny March 7, 2010, 2:18 am

    Your day looks like it was super fun. I wish I had a Whole Foods. The closet one to me is 4 hours away. 🙁
    You look smokin’ in your blue dress. 🙂

  • Jo March 7, 2010, 4:51 am

    Haha! That photo gave me a good giggle- the girl in the back probably thinks it’s orange juice though! x

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward March 7, 2010, 9:02 am

    That meetup looks like so much fun! By the way, I love your dress, although I am so jealous it is warm enough there to dress that way!

  • Jeannette March 7, 2010, 9:14 am

    I just started reading your blog, and I think its FABULOUS. I love the way you emphasize healthy eating and exercise. You are a wonderful role model to women who struggle the balanced between their life/exercise/food. Thank you for bringing this fresh outlook on life. 😀

    • Caitlin March 7, 2010, 1:25 pm

      thank you 🙂

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) March 7, 2010, 9:15 am

    HOLY bloggers!!! Okay, I don’t feel guilty asking my bf to “browse” through new grocery stores seeing you guys do it now! Is it ever awkward to meet a fellow blogger? Like…awkward silences?

    • Caitlin March 7, 2010, 1:25 pm

      i personally never feel awkward, but i have the kind of personality when i can talk to the wall about life.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 7, 2010, 9:23 am

    What a fun day!! I’m jealous of the sunglasses and short sleeves- definitely not that warm here yet! That pizza place sounds aweseome- whole wheat crust and vegan cheese? So cool.

  • ashley March 7, 2010, 11:50 am

    LOVE your blue dress!

  • jessica March 7, 2010, 12:37 pm

    You are so pretty! Love that dress!

  • Amanda March 7, 2010, 2:54 pm

    We have a Pizza Fusion out here in the KC Metro area. The Farmer’s Market with soy cheese is my faaaavorite. That location also offers vegan brownies. 🙂

    I love shopping at Whole Foods with friends!

  • Carolyn March 8, 2010, 8:26 am

    Looks like a fun day! I wish we had more of a blogger community where I live. 🙁

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat March 8, 2010, 2:14 pm

    Grocery shopping is my favorite! Glad you girls had a good time 🙂

  • Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep March 10, 2010, 5:04 pm

    It was so great to finally meet you!

  • Caroline March 11, 2010, 3:39 pm

    It was so great to meet you on Saturday! As we were driving into town I was exclaiming over the Whole Foods on the right just as Jason was trying to point out the giant McDonald’s on the left!

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