A Morning in Santa Rosa

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Jenna took me on a tour of her new town this morning.  I declared I needed caffeine, so our first stop was The Flying Goat for coffees.


I had a very pretty vanilla latte.


And then we went to the farmers market to just look around and explore.  Jenna proclaimed that she could never live in a town without a farmers market, and I completely agree.


I picked up some cherries:


And a huge cinnamon roll, which I planned to gift to my Dad later but ended up eating half of it in the car.


It was amazing.


The farmers market was great – tons of organic stands, including organic dairy and eggs! 


Oh, and guess what else I spotted at the market?  This lovely little lady!  She made me miss Maggie.

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After some other errands, we met my Dad for Mexican food.  He recently moved to the area, coincidentally!  And he’s doing the 100-mile bike ride with me tomorrow.


I got the vegetarian burrito with rice, beans, lettuce, and sour cream.  I tried to finish it all, but it was way too big!  + some chips and salsa.



I love eating out with other bloggers. 


Jenna and I are debating what to do with the rest of the day.  To be honest, I’m not feeling so great.  I’m definitely not over my sickness.  I might have to make some hard decisions at the start line tomorrow morning.  I REALLY want to do the 100 mile course, but I just might not be able to handle it physically.  I think we’re going to lay low today and read books in bed in hopes of me making a sudden recovery.


Keep your fingers crossed!



  • Hedda May 22, 2010, 5:15 pm

    Oh, time to cross all I got again for you.
    It is great that you are aware, and accept, the risk that you might not be able to do the 100 mile though. Your body is too great to be pushed beyond its limits when it is still feeling a bit sick.
    Hope you will wake up feeling like..P.Diddy? Or maybe more like the Superwoman you are.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 22, 2010, 5:17 pm

    Oh gosh, I hope you feel better by tomorrow!! Keep packing in the carbs and take it easy 🙂
    Have a great evening!

  • ida May 22, 2010, 5:40 pm

    Crazy that your dad lives in napa now. more excuses to visit i guess:) hopefully the 100k and 100m go along the same course for a while so you can ride a while and then decide what distance to do. sucks that you don’t feel well though- awful timing.

  • Karen @ Not Just Celery May 22, 2010, 5:44 pm

    I hope you feel better! Whichever course you end up doing, it will still be an amazing experience! You’ve trained so hard, just enjoy it!

  • Helen May 22, 2010, 5:46 pm

    It looks like you had a great time at the farmers market. All the fresh produce looks amazing.
    I hope you have recovered a bit today and that your sickness doesn’t affect your race too much. Maybe do a bit then see how you feel…but don’t push youself if you don’t feel 100% otherwise you might get iller and we don’t want that!

  • Shauna May 22, 2010, 5:47 pm

    Hope you feel better…Hey what’s the name of the Mexican food restaurant you guys ate at? I’m always looking for new eats in the area….:-)

    • jenna May 22, 2010, 6:22 pm

      It was El Farolito on Sebastopol ave!

  • Natalie @ Keep It Sassy May 22, 2010, 5:49 pm

    Fingers crossed! That burrito looks SO good.

  • Summer May 22, 2010, 5:51 pm

    Hope you feel better by tomorrow! Sounds like you had a wonderful day with some great company and great food. 🙂

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth) May 22, 2010, 5:54 pm

    I hope you feel better!!! I’m sure you’ll make the right decision tomorrow. 🙂

    I really need to get up to Napa more often (or ever). It’s so beautiful!

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! May 22, 2010, 5:56 pm

    I really hope you’re feeling better by tomorrow! No matter what happens, I hope you will feel proud of the way that you’ve trained and prepared yourself for the big day. The FM food looks incredible–I can’t wait to try that one in Santa Rosa! Enjoy your afternoon and evening and rest up! 🙂 Fingers crossed for sure!

  • melissa cari May 22, 2010, 6:09 pm

    I just committed myself to visit every farmers market in the philly area in order to raise $$$ for a local charity that supports the markets. Its been fun so far but its pretty much impossible to leave empty handed!
    And as for tomorrow – good luck! Whatever you decide will be the right decision. You’re going to do amazing!

  • Miranda @ www.mirandasjeans.blogspot.com May 22, 2010, 6:09 pm

    Don’t over do it today. Keep a low profile. No doubt your body is still tired from the time change. Rest up and eat lots of good foods and drinks tonight. Best of luck in the morning. 😀

  • Christie {Honoring Health} May 22, 2010, 6:14 pm

    Rest up and feel better soon! Good luck!

  • zoe May 22, 2010, 6:20 pm

    ahh you’re literally RIGHT by me! i live about fifteen minutes outside of santa rosa. hope you’re enjoying this sunshiny (though windy!) day! also, i hope you feel better 🙁 good luck tomorrow!!!

  • Kristina May 22, 2010, 6:27 pm

    Hope you feel better, Caitlin! I’m rooting for you!! Strong mind, strong mind, strong mind, strong mind….;)

  • Cindi May 22, 2010, 6:27 pm

    Sending you good health!

    Too bad Santa Rosa isn’t closer to LA – you could totally have Spencer and Heidi heal you with their magic crystals! (please tell me you know what I’m talking about!)

  • Julie @savvyeats May 22, 2010, 6:33 pm

    I hope you feel better SOON…good luck tomorrow! Whatever you decide to do, you rock!

    I take that back.

    Whatever you decide to do, you ARE EPIC.

  • Camille May 22, 2010, 6:39 pm

    That is a gorgeous latte!
    Have fun being lazy with Jenna!

  • Lee May 22, 2010, 6:39 pm

    Keeping my fingers crossed that you feel better tomorrow.

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy May 22, 2010, 6:44 pm

    I hope you start feeling better ASAP!

  • Caroline May 22, 2010, 6:47 pm

    Rest up and feel better! I’m sure your gonna rock it tomorrow!!!

  • emptynutjar May 22, 2010, 6:47 pm

    You’ll do well. You look beautiful and your dad is pretty cute too 🙂
    Nice burrito!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 22, 2010, 6:50 pm

    Goodluck honey! You will rock it!

  • Jessica Lee May 22, 2010, 6:52 pm

    hope you feel better by tomorrow. you trained hard. you deserve to ride it out!

  • Erin May 22, 2010, 6:53 pm

    Burritos are great for carbo-loading–or anytime, really. 😉

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) May 22, 2010, 6:57 pm

    i hope you feel better tomorrow…i’ll be sending prayers and thoughts your way and can’t wait to read the recap!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) May 22, 2010, 6:58 pm

    I am glad you are having fun. I know you are prepared for the 100 but if you body can’t handle it take care of yourself first.

  • Julie May 22, 2010, 7:07 pm

    I’m a little confused: “she could never live in a town with a farmers market” Is it really congested and has bad traffic, or is it just a typo?

    • caitlin May 22, 2010, 9:11 pm

      that was a typo. i meant without.

  • Brooke May 22, 2010, 7:16 pm

    Feel better Caitlin and good luck tomorrow!! Can’t wait for the recap!

  • Shelly May 22, 2010, 7:18 pm

    Hope you feel better tomorrow. The traveling and being out of my own place/routine would make me tired!

  • Felicia May 22, 2010, 7:41 pm

    Hope you feel better! 🙂 Oh and why wouldn’t you guys want to live by a farmer’s market?

  • Heather May 22, 2010, 7:42 pm

    oh no, feel better!

  • Lisa May 22, 2010, 7:49 pm

    Hope you feel better before the ride!

  • Me-Linh @ Sweet and Sweat May 22, 2010, 7:57 pm

    Good luck tomorrow and I hope you feel better! California is awesome by the way 🙂

  • Janelle May 22, 2010, 8:11 pm

    Hope you feel better – You’re a rock star regardless of how far you pedal that bike!
    And living by a farmers market is AWESOME – you must take that back!

  • Kate May 22, 2010, 8:18 pm

    You could never live in a town with a farmer’s market? Do you mean without? I hope so!!!

    • caitlin May 22, 2010, 9:11 pm

      yes it was a typo

  • Wei-Wei May 22, 2010, 8:24 pm

    🙁 I really really hope you feel much better soon. My fingers are crossed for you! Have faith! Rest! You’ll definitely do fine at the race. We’re rooting for you! 🙂


  • Sarah May 22, 2010, 8:26 pm

    Oh, no! I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  • Alicia May 22, 2010, 8:27 pm

    Get some rest! No stressing! You’ll rock it tomorrow – no worries until then 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 22, 2010, 8:29 pm

    I’m crossing my fingers and toes for you girl!! Feel better!

  • Susan May 22, 2010, 8:31 pm

    Hang in there! Maybe it’s nerves?? Be calm and know you can do this! You have trained for this ride and you are prepared. Drink lots!!! (Not beer)

  • Mary May 22, 2010, 8:33 pm

    feel better!!

  • Jenny May 22, 2010, 8:51 pm

    What a FUn get together!!! I hope you feel better!!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 22, 2010, 8:53 pm

    Looks like a blast!!
    Lovely cherries!
    Good luck to you and your dad!

  • Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl May 22, 2010, 9:04 pm

    Oh, look at those cherries! Wow.

    Follow your heart in the morning. We’ll be rootin’ for ya! 😉

    Healthy hugs,

  • Alycia @ Fit n Fresh May 22, 2010, 9:06 pm

    aww hope you feel better!

  • Shallin May 22, 2010, 9:09 pm

    What did you mean by could you never live in a town with a farmer’s market? Just wondering :o)

    • caitlin May 22, 2010, 9:13 pm

      it was just a typo 😉

  • eatmovelove May 22, 2010, 9:17 pm

    Good Luck! You’ll be fine!

  • Sarah for Real May 22, 2010, 9:25 pm

    Good luck tomorrow! I hope you feel like a million bucks when you wake up!

  • Amy May 22, 2010, 9:25 pm

    Ooh, you’re in my hometown! Good luck tomorrow! If you’re looking for some post-race local beers, you should check out Russian River Brewing or Third St. Aleworks – both are in downtown Santa Rosa. 🙂 Have fun!

  • Casey May 22, 2010, 9:25 pm

    Looks like you’re having a great time together!
    p.s. your dad totally looks like james cameron.
    Good luck tomorrow!

  • kirsten May 22, 2010, 9:43 pm

    your dad does look like james cameron! good luck tomorrow! I hope you feel better!!!

  • Michal May 22, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Hope you feel better in time! Either way, enjoy the vacation 🙂 I second Julie’s comment – you are Epic no matter what happens tomorrow. There will be other Centuries – enjoy cheering on your Dad and Jenna if you’re not up to competing yourself.

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired May 22, 2010, 9:51 pm

    oh geez. I know you trained hard for this…hopefully you get some rest and kick butt tomorrow!

  • Jenny May 22, 2010, 9:52 pm

    What a coincidence that he moved to Jenna’s new town! I hope ou feel better- I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear May 22, 2010, 10:00 pm

    That’s so great your dad is doing the race tomorrow too! I hope you are feeling better and rested. GOOD LUCK!!

  • Aldrich Robertson May 22, 2010, 10:22 pm

    Hope you feel better in time! Either way, enjoy the vacation I second Julie’s comment – you are Epic no matter what happens tomorrow. There will be other Centuries – enjoy cheering on your Dad and Jenna if you’re not up to competing yourself.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople May 22, 2010, 10:41 pm

    Praying for a quick recovery and a great race!

  • Lisa May 22, 2010, 10:44 pm

    I can’t wait to hear all about the race tomorrow! You are going to rock it no matter what distance you do and I am crossing my fingers and sending you all the positive energy possible!

  • Dominique May 22, 2010, 10:52 pm

    I hope you’re feeling better soon Caitlin. If not though, you should totally listen to your body and call it quits.

  • Evan Thomas May 22, 2010, 11:17 pm

    Fingers definitely crossed!

  • X May 22, 2010, 11:31 pm

    Best of luck! Hope you feel better!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie May 22, 2010, 11:42 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! I’m jealous!

    Your burrito looks amazing.

  • Ali May 23, 2010, 9:59 am

    good luck today!!!

  • Allison May 23, 2010, 7:08 pm

    Santa Rosa is my home town 🙂 have fun and good luck!

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