I crashed HARD after this morning’s 15K.  When I went to nap, I thought, “Ahh, I don’t need to set an alarm – I have three hours before I have to get up.”  I am so glad I set an alarm because I slept the entire time! Glorious.


I had hot dinner dates:



Wine is key for muscle recovery.  I’m serious.  Dessert helps, too.  🙂


Before I left the house, I ate Early Dinner.  My stomach was growling and I never would’ve made it to my meal out.


Baked beans and roasted veg (parsnips, potatoes, and Brussel spouts.)


And then it was time for Late Dinner with the Tina, Gina, and Julie.   Tina is in town for work, and I was so happy to see her!  I haven’t seen her since the POM Wonderful tour.


We went to Seasons 52 (a wonderful restaurant with a seasonally inspired menu), which is known for its excellent wines and desserts.


I started off the Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, which was so unusual and delicious.  If you like sweet wines and you like red wines, I highly recommend this!  I ended up having two glasses.


For dinner, we split a bunch of appetizers.




I had a few pieces of the eggplant flatbread (plus two more pieces) and a golden beet:


A quarter of the goat cheese ravioli and some Greek salad.


But the best part was easily…




I had two of the Key Lime Pies and two of the Pecan Pies.  So delicious! 


My lovely friends, my eyes are getting extremely heavy, and I simply MUST crash in bed.  I cannot wait to sleep in all morning.  I have some work to do and a bike ride in the afternoon, but I’m planning to sleep in as long as humanly possible!


Have a great night.



  • Bronwyn April 11, 2010, 1:16 am

    Those mini desserts look good enough to die for. yum!

    And that flat bread.

    Wine and dessert are clearly key recovery foods. 😉

  • Wendy Irene April 11, 2010, 1:23 am

    Glad you had such a lovely time, especially with one of my favorite bloggers Tina!

  • Gigi April 11, 2010, 1:38 am

    Sounds like an awesome night! 🙂 I love every single one of those bloggers! Plus congrats on the race today! Your such an inspiration!;)(Just thought I’d let yah know that!)

    • caitlin April 11, 2010, 10:21 am

      thank you!

  • peony April 11, 2010, 1:59 am

    I like how theres mini puddings because youn can try more flavors then 😀 haa im reading this whilst eating brekkie thinking “awwh i wana go back to bed” hehe x

  • maria April 11, 2010, 2:11 am

    Get to bed! Your body needs the rest, it seems!!!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 11, 2010, 2:18 am

    Love girlfriend dinners & mini desserts!

  • Diana April 11, 2010, 3:01 am

    That restaurant seems wonderful, the food looks really good 🙂

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 11, 2010, 3:02 am

    I love seeing all of my favorite bloggers in one place! I’m really eyeing that flatbread, it looks spectacular. And I think you have really inspired me to finally try parsnips 🙂

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 11, 2010, 3:07 am

    I love those mini desserts!! And it’s so strange seeing Tina appear in your blog!
    Have fun on your bike ride today – you never stop 😛

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 11, 2010, 3:33 am

    What a fun looking evening. And those desserts….YUM!

  • Emily April 11, 2010, 3:55 am

    Looks like a fun night! I always love seeing recaps from this restaurant. When I make it to Florida, I’m gonna have to make it a point to go eat there.

  • Snowflakes and Sunshine April 11, 2010, 4:03 am

    Looks like you had a fab night. I’m jealous of all the wonderfil restaurants you seem to have in Orlando. I’m hoping when I move to London in a few weeks I’ll be able to find some delicious and healthy restaurants all of my own.

  • Kelly April 11, 2010, 7:05 am

    Looks like a really yummy restaurant and great company. I’m not surprised you slept for three hours- you woke up basically in the middle of the night and then ran, a lot! haha

  • Lauren @ A Fit Foodie April 11, 2010, 7:23 am

    Looks like you had a great dinner! I totally understand crashing hard after a busy morning (especially a race morning)! The eggplant flatbread looks divine. Must try to find some around our town.

  • Midgetkeeper April 11, 2010, 7:49 am

    Wonderful evening!

  • Andrea (canyoustayfordinner.com) April 11, 2010, 7:54 am

    Seasons 52 always looks like great food! I’m so glad you got to spend time with your friends and enjoy a wonderful dinner. Your race sounded so successful and moving! Have a happy Sunday!!

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) April 11, 2010, 8:06 am

    What a fun dinner! You did have some hot dates =D


  • jassy April 11, 2010, 8:19 am

    cute desserts=)

  • Jae April 11, 2010, 8:39 am

    Those shot glasses of cakes look HEAVENLY
    were they as astronomically tastebud pleasing as they look? 😀

  • Amanda (The Beautiful Army) April 11, 2010, 8:43 am

    OMG that sounds HEAVENLY! (especially the cake part) I also liked the salad. You DID have hot dates. 🙂 Don’t forget to sleep in! zzzzzzz Good Morning Caitlin!!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 11, 2010, 8:45 am

    you girls really couldn’t be any prettier 🙂 and i LOVE dessert shots…the perfect portion control and you feel great because they’re so cute too! YUM 🙂

  • Allison April 11, 2010, 8:55 am

    I love Seasons 52! It’s wonderful. Another place we love on “Restaurant Row” is Roy’s. Have you ever been there? My husband worked there when we lived in Orlando and we still eat there whenever we are in town. Admittedly, it is a lot of steak and seafood, but I’m told they have a fabulous vegetarian menu. The service is over the top – we just love it!

    • caitlin April 11, 2010, 10:22 am

      yes i went like 1.5 years ago. it was SO FREAKING GOOD. have you had the chocolate soufflé?

  • Natalie April 11, 2010, 9:11 am

    I just tried Seasons 52 in PA yesterday! I had the tuna maki crunch salad and it was great! There are pics here http://groundhogsshadow.blogspot.com/2010/04/dinner-with-dad.html.

    I love your blog and your sensibility about life. Why not enjoy some wine and dessert! I sometimes feel guilty about my lifestyle when I read other healthy blogs, but I LOVE your blog because it is what true health is-balance, exercise, loving yourself, and loving life, NOT restriction and driving yourself crazy. Congrats on the great race!

    • caitlin April 11, 2010, 10:24 am

      oh i didnt know seasons 52 was in PA too! how cool!

      and thanks for the sweet compliment. you know i heart my booze and desserts.

  • Heather (runningwithsass.com) April 11, 2010, 9:28 am

    looks like a fun night!

  • runnerforever April 11, 2010, 9:32 am

    I love the idea of splitting appetizers, they looks super tasty too!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) April 11, 2010, 9:46 am

    I love splitting appetizers and entrees, and think mini-desserts are EPIC!

  • Rachel April 11, 2010, 10:47 am

    Awww… What a fabulous afternoon/evening. You definitely needed that sleep after a very early morning and a race! Those desserts look fabulous. I wish I could crawl through my computer screen and try them 🙂

  • Helen April 11, 2010, 11:18 am

    So you are going to do 26 races before your 26….that’s a great goal and a fab thing to achieve. All od the food at that restaurant looks amazing, especially your choice of desserts!

  • Sarah April 11, 2010, 11:36 am

    Oh my God those mini-desserts are such a great idea!! I’ve totally got to try that for myself one of these days. By the way, shouldn’t early and late dinner really be called first and second dinner, like with breakfast 😉 I love it when meals come in twos.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 11, 2010, 11:43 am

    Every time you post about that restaurant it makes me want to go there more and more! I love the mini desserts – so cute!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 11, 2010, 11:46 am

    What a fun night! Those mini deserts look so yummy! I wonder if it is possible for someone to eat just one? =)

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) April 11, 2010, 12:48 pm

    Naps after races are awesome!

    Looks like you had a great time with the girls.

  • BroccoliHut April 11, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Haha, I am the same way–some days I have “first lunch” and “second lunch” because I just can’t wait!

  • Katherine April 11, 2010, 2:07 pm

    In all seriousness, cherry juice is great for muscle recovery. Why not let it ferment and enjoy?

  • diana@mymarblerye April 11, 2010, 2:50 pm

    so….did you guys get hit on by dudes? You guys are all hotties!

  • Kate April 11, 2010, 5:05 pm

    I love your 26, 26, 26 goal!

  • Erin April 11, 2010, 6:12 pm

    I’ve walked by the Jam Jar wine display about a hundred times. Its good to have a review!

  • lucie April 11, 2010, 7:05 pm

    Ya’ll look amazing! hotness times 4!

  • Julia @ British Bride April 12, 2010, 9:26 am

    Wow those deserts look amazing!!

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