I had a whirlwind day.  I tried to lay low because I’m fighting off a cold, but fun things kept coming up!  Like a haircut and a new color:

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I like it. 🙂


And tickets to a play, Spring Awakening.  This awesome play is in Orlando until May 23.  The Husband and I had tickets from Chevy as part of my Girlfriend Getaway blogging promotion.


Traffic was actually CRAZY in downtown Orlando because of a basketball game, so we parked in a garage and rode a rickshaw to the theatre.  So fun!


Maybe I should become a rickshaw bicyclist to supplement my Century training?


So… Spring Awakening was a great play!  Very unique and incredibly engaging.  I don’t normally like musicals where I don’t know every single word, but the music of Spring Awakening was awesome!  It was actually cowritten with the rock band Duncan Sheik. 


Spring Awakening tells the story of a bunch of German teenagers in the late 1800s.  It’s more scandalous than it sounds… lots of cursing, nudity, and heavy topics like masturbation, pre-martial sex,  and more.  Um… basically like nothing I’ve EVER seen before.  It was great… but probably not the ideal play to take your grandma to.


Before the play, I snacked on Chobani pineapple, 1/2 cup oatmeal, and 1/2 a banana.


And leftover Puffins:


And dinner with a Morningstar black bean burger with veggies, hummus, and a olive spread.



+ a sweet potato!


Come back tomorrow AM because I’m giving away a FREE ticket to the Healthy Living Summit!  And don’t forget that tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9 PM EST!  I’m excited to see you all in CHICAGO! 🙂



  • Sarah for Real May 18, 2010, 11:46 pm

    I love your new hair! It’s a little darker right? It looks very shiny and healthy! Doesn’t looking pretty make you feel so much better 😀

  • steph May 18, 2010, 11:47 pm

    HAHA this post is actually hilarious because my grandma did see that play. cute hair!

    • Caitlin May 19, 2010, 9:28 am

      hahah did she like it??

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels May 18, 2010, 11:56 pm

    For some reason I had this idea that it was about, well spring, and say flowers . . .

    LOL @ steph’s comment!

  • Tina May 18, 2010, 11:58 pm

    That sounds like a fun play. The best play I’ve ever seen was called Urine Town and it was hilarious. I love the satirical and “inappropriate” sides in entertainment.

    Love the hair color!

  • Alycia @ FitnFresh May 19, 2010, 12:05 am

    can’t wait for the tickets to go on sale! your hair looks cute by the way

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit May 19, 2010, 12:07 am

    My brother lives in NYC and his girlfriend used to date the lead actor in Spring Awakening, Johnny Gallagher? … anyway, I’ve heard good things about the show 🙂
    I’m DYING to go to the HLS but I can’t afford the ticket!! Chicago is a great location.

  • Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks May 19, 2010, 12:08 am

    Your hair looks fabulous!

  • Samantha @ Food Edu May 19, 2010, 12:28 am

    Your hair looks good. Plays are fun–never heard of this one but Im sure it was great!

  • Annie @ Delicious Wellness May 19, 2010, 12:29 am

    Cute haircut! You don’t really look sick, so that’s a good sign! Sounds like you’re on the mend.

    Your snacks always look SO good. I need more of that combo in my life!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 19, 2010, 12:30 am

    Cute hair!
    Good luck on your century training!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 19, 2010, 12:31 am

    Sounds like a play I would love!! Hehe!!

  • Camille May 19, 2010, 12:35 am

    Oh my gosh, I loooove the music from Spring Awakening, but I haven’t seen the play!
    Do you watch Glee? The main girl who plays Rachel was in the original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening… fun fact 🙂
    Love your hair, by the way

    • Caitlin May 19, 2010, 9:29 am

      I haven’t gotten into Glee! 🙁

  • Jenna (Hello, I Love You) May 19, 2010, 12:39 am

    I got my hair done today too! So fun! Your hair looks great!

    And I really want to see Spring Awakening. I just missed it in LA. 🙁

  • Lisa @ bakebikeblog May 19, 2010, 12:42 am

    What a yummy looking dinner!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 19, 2010, 12:51 am

    I would love to go to the Healthy Living Summit!

  • Christina May 19, 2010, 1:23 am

    Good job on the bike! I have done that- ugh.
    When you travel you might consider getting compression stockings. You don’t need the expensive ones made for exercise- just the medical-grade ones- but they will make your legs feel so much better after you get off the plane, and esp. after your 100 mile ride, having them on will give you so much less pain.

    • Caitlin May 19, 2010, 9:29 am

      great idea! i have some and will definitely pack them.

  • Wei-Wei May 19, 2010, 2:02 am

    I tried raw oatmeal with yogurt a la Caitlin this morning! I was skeptical at first, but the yogurt actually softens it up right away and it’s not as raw/chewy/nasty as I thought! I was in a pinch for whole grains this morning, and I thought of your raw oatmeal/yogurt snack. Delicious! Thanks so much! 🙂

    • Caitlin May 19, 2010, 9:30 am

      i’m glad you liked it!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 19, 2010, 2:16 am

    Your hair looks lovrly girl! And I’m glad you had a good evening – entertainment is just what one needs to fight the disease 😛

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth) May 19, 2010, 2:38 am

    Your hair looks fabulous! 🙂

    I always wondered how jacked those bikers legs must be. That would be a SERIOUSLY good supplement to century training…and you would make money! haha

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 19, 2010, 2:49 am

    Your hair looks fabulous!! It’s absolutely gorgeous.

    Love your dinner, it looks divine.


  • Ciorsdah May 19, 2010, 3:16 am

    I *heart* Spring Awakening. I workshopped it when I was at drama school so have a huge love for it.. and now I can’t stop singing “mama who bore me….”

    Chek out Next to Normal if you get a chance, its an awesome musical too!

    C xx

  • Bruce May 19, 2010, 5:05 am

    I got my hair done today too! So fun! Your hair looks great!

    And I really want to see Spring Awakening. I just missed it in LA. 🙁

  • Sarah May 19, 2010, 6:10 am

    Your hair looks fantastic!
    And so do your eats:-).

  • Melissa May 19, 2010, 6:30 am

    I LOVED spring awakening! I saw it when it was on Broadway! The music is amazing!!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is May 19, 2010, 6:36 am

    REally like your hair – the color it great!

  • Maya May 19, 2010, 6:58 am

    I’ve always wanted to see Spring Awakening, especially with the original cast! It’s too late to see the original stars, but I’ll have to catch the musical sometime soon.

    Love your cut+color!

  • Summer May 19, 2010, 7:22 am

    Yum! Where do you get all your food ideas?

    So glad you had a nice time out. Love your hair BTW. 🙂

  • Becky May 19, 2010, 7:53 am

    I actually have a friend who drives a rickshaw in Bordeaux (France). She said it is the hardest workout in the world- and she is definitely now in amazing shape!

  • Katharine May 19, 2010, 8:10 am

    I saw “Spring Awakening” in NYC a couple years ago… with my dad. Yes, it was quite awkward. But still a great play and very enjoyable! 🙂

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) May 19, 2010, 8:23 am

    Sounds like Avenue Q… adult entertainment at its finest. I have heard so many great things about Spring Awakening, I can´t wait to see it someday, FINALLY.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 19, 2010, 8:37 am

    Ohhhhh, I really want to see this play!!! It’s on my list!

  • Mindy May 19, 2010, 8:41 am

    The hair looks great! And, I’m so jealous about Spring Awakening…I’ve been dying to see it!

  • Heather May 19, 2010, 8:45 am

    your new hair is so cute! the play sounds fun, even though i am not a big “play’ person.

  • Meredith May 19, 2010, 8:45 am

    I saw Spring Awakening two weeks ago and LOVED it! I listen to the CD on my way to and from work and sing along. I would have loved to see Leah Michelle and Jonathan Groff as the leads.

  • Jenny May 19, 2010, 8:52 am

    Eeek!!! Was I the only one who didn’t really like Spring Awakening?
    A bit too weird for my taste but different strokes for different folks I guess!
    Like the new hair!

    • Caitlin May 19, 2010, 9:30 am

      it was definitely a weird play so i can see how other people might not like it.

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) May 19, 2010, 9:00 am

    I’m glad you got to see Spring Awakening! It’s the “Rent” of our decade!

  • Whit May 19, 2010, 9:03 am

    oooohhh lover your hair!

  • ubigb May 19, 2010, 9:03 am

    caitlin!!!!!!! i’ve been diagnosed with chondromalacia, and my doctor has told me i have to stop exercising COMPLETELY for 3 weeks (no swimming, no cycling no ellipticaling) and certainly not running. I can understand he doesn’t want me to run, but do you think swimming or doing the elliptical is harmful??

    • Caitlin May 19, 2010, 9:32 am

      my doctor diagnosed me with that at first and said that i could swim. if your doctor said no elliptical, i wouldn’t do it! have you tried a glucosamine supplement? 🙁 Are you sure it’s not Runner’s Knee? Did he take xrays and show you a reduced cartildge space?

      • ubigb May 19, 2010, 10:53 pm

        yes, he sent me supplements, one that’s based in avocado and soy i think..

        but, today i went to another doctor, and he said swimming/cycling/elliptical was fine but no running… and i can’t run long distances anymore; as 6 miles should be a “long run”. he did take x-rays and my cartilage isn’t damaged, but my patella is misaligned so that’s what’s causing the pain.

        i too want to learn to tape my knee!! it’s ok if i can’t run marathons, but i want to continue to run (even if it’s just a 10k 3 times a week)

        maybe do a tutorial post on “how to tape your knee”, or if not, who could show me how to??

        • caitlin May 20, 2010, 10:22 am


          i don’t feel comfortable showing people how to tape knees over the internet because you can really fuck it up (excuse my language!) and it should ideally be shown to you by a physical therapist (which you might want to see to help realign your patella).

          have you seen this post? the exercises might help.


  • Jenny May 19, 2010, 9:11 am

    I’ve heard that was a scandalous play! And I hope you’re feeling better:)

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) May 19, 2010, 9:11 am

    You hair is gorgeous! Love how shiny it is and it always feels good to get a fresh new cut. 😀

  • brandi May 19, 2010, 9:12 am

    I love that they have rickshaws! How fun 🙂

  • Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt May 19, 2010, 9:28 am

    Isn’t amazing how a new haircut can make you feel so much better?

    I loved Spring Awakening! The music was great and very catchy. While you were watching that, I was busy watching “that basketball game”.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat May 19, 2010, 10:17 am

    A friend of mine went to see that play with her parents and I’m still waiting to hear that story, ha ha!

  • Kelly May 19, 2010, 10:29 am

    I really want to see that play, and your hairs look pretty!

  • Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind May 19, 2010, 10:35 am

    I LOVE coloring my hair! I’d do it more often if I could. Yours look great, Caitlin! Really like the cut, too.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople May 19, 2010, 11:36 am

    Cute hair! I love playing around with my hair.

    Spring Awakening sounds good! My husband and I went to see Avenue Q and had an older couple sitting next to us. They looked like they had no idea what they had gotten themselves into. Apparently no one warned them what it is about!!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun May 19, 2010, 11:56 am

    I love Duncan Sheik! Remember his popular song from the 90s “Barely Breathing?” I still belt that tune when it comes on the radio! Love the hair. Very sassy!

  • Rachel in NC May 19, 2010, 12:05 pm

    I haven’t heard of Spring Awakening before this, but I was absolutely in love with Duncan Sheik when I was in high school!

  • runnerforever May 19, 2010, 1:23 pm

    I love veggie burgers, but have never tried a black bean burger. I think homemade would be the real experience 🙂

  • Lida May 19, 2010, 2:08 pm

    that is HILARIOUS that you would say that, because my grandparents took me to that show…
    and i saw it two or three times, because i loved it so much.

  • anonymous May 19, 2010, 4:15 pm

    your hair looks the same

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