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Tonight, I went from:




With the help of Maggie:


My bike was in pieces because I flew home with it after my Century bike race in California on May 23.  To see how to I took apart the bike and put it in a box (minor mission) so I could fly with it, check out this post.  πŸ™‚


I was too lazy to put on my aerobars.  Maybe tomorrow?


Actually, definitely tomorrow because the 12.0 miles (in 57 minutes) I rode without aerobars today was TERRIBLE.  You get spoiled by aerobars!  I highly suggest my brand (Profile).  Mine came with the bike and are definitely not expensive ones.  But they are AWESOME.


Afternoon snack #1  was Chobani Greek + honey:


Afternoon snack #2  was Great Harvest bread with chocolate peanut butter:


Annnnd dinner was Arnold Sandwich Thins (the lovely primary host of the Healthy Living Summit!) with a Morningstar black bean burger, ketchup, and arugulaÒ€¦



Chips and salsaÒ€¦


And burnt roasted broccoli.  Yum! πŸ™‚


Snacking IÒ€ℒm snacking on some melon (so good all cold from the fridge and already cut up!) and watching So You Think You Can Dance, which is actually one of my favorite shows.  And then weÒ€ℒre picking up surprise guests from the airport!



  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 8, 2010, 9:28 pm

    Surprise guests?! That sounds very exciting! πŸ˜‰

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 8, 2010, 9:31 pm

    Wait?!?! Hold up…SYTYCD is on tonight?!?!

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 8:29 am

      nawww it was DVRed!

  • Camille June 8, 2010, 9:43 pm

    I can’t wait to meet your surprise guests!
    And I also love So You Think You Can Dance πŸ™‚

  • Sarah for Real June 8, 2010, 9:48 pm

    I need to try those Morningstar black bean patties. Do they have any spice to them?

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 8:30 am

      yes! they are super spicy. i love them!

  • Jocelyn June 8, 2010, 9:49 pm

    oh boy..I heard sytycd was NOT on tonight (but tomorrow and thursday!) bummer I missed out πŸ™

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please June 8, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Way to go on getting the bike together! Are you becoming a bike assembler pro yet?

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 8, 2010, 9:51 pm

    Mmmm chips and salsa sounds GOOD!!!

  • giordin June 8, 2010, 9:55 pm

    Question! How did you learn to use your aerobars? The first time I tried them, I could not stabilize myself at all and ended up crashing (it was embarrassing!) Mine may have been too close together, but it always seemed so scary!

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:05 am

      Hmmm I guess I didn’t need to ‘learn’ how to do it, it just came naturally. But if you’re struggling with it, I’d suggest getting used to getting into position with your bike in a doorway – that way you can catch yourself if you fall.

  • jenny June 8, 2010, 10:01 pm

    Why do aerobars help you? I haven’t gotten them yet and I’m wondering if I should get those or clipless peddles/shoes first…

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:06 am

      it’s just another (more aerodynamic position) that you can rest in.

      i would recommend clipless pedals over an aerobar.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) June 8, 2010, 10:07 pm

    Maggie looks so helpful! πŸ™‚

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 8, 2010, 10:14 pm

    Yaya for bikes put back together and bike rides!!!!!

  • Daisy June 8, 2010, 10:17 pm

    SYTYCD is my fave too. (I apologize if I already left a comment telling you that!) I got to meet Jeanine, Brandon, Janette, Ade and the whole season 5 crew when they were on tour. they rock my world.

  • Emily Eats Clean June 8, 2010, 10:22 pm

    Eek I having to reassemble your bike, but looks like you did a good job! Burnt roasted broccoli?!?!?!

  • Heather ( June 8, 2010, 10:24 pm

    wow putting the bike back together does not look fun. Good job!

  • Deb June 8, 2010, 10:24 pm

    Congrats on getting your bike re-built. But I was so distracted by Maggie – I just want to cuddle her!

  • Wei-Wei June 8, 2010, 10:38 pm

    What are aerobars? How do they help with your bike riding? They look really cool πŸ˜€ Putting the bike back together looks like a lot of work, though. Hopefully you’re improving, right? πŸ˜‰

    I love your dinner. Honestly. Burnt roasted broccoli? Yum?!?!?!


    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:06 am

      itÒ€ℒs just another (more aerodynamic position) that you can rest in.

  • jen June 8, 2010, 10:41 pm

    SYTYCD, huh? I work out with Pete Sabastino at gym. We share a trainer. πŸ™‚

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 8, 2010, 10:45 pm

    Good job reassembling your bike! Maggie is a strong puppy πŸ˜‰


  • Sana June 8, 2010, 10:50 pm

    What exactly are aerobars?

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 8, 2010, 10:52 pm

    What surprise guest?? Who, who, who??

    I’m wayyyy to curious!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 8, 2010, 11:05 pm

    Love love love SYTYCD!! Have to DVR it though so I can zip through the commercials πŸ˜‰

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 8, 2010, 11:08 pm

    You’re a stud with bikes! I wonder if they have classes for stuff like that.

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:07 am

      they do, in fact! most bike shops regularly have classes.

  • Carolyn @ June 8, 2010, 11:11 pm

    Me-thinks I need to get aerobars before my triathlon. Granted it’s only 11.2 miles, but still…

  • jenny (green food diaries) June 9, 2010, 12:56 am

    oh my gosh, your description of the ice cold melon makes me crave some right NOW….

  • Helen June 9, 2010, 2:03 am

    I really need to get a bike so I can get cycling. I love cycling so much but have nowhere to store one in the flat. Lol at Maggie helping!

  • tina June 9, 2010, 2:12 am

    How do you warm up your morning star black bean patty? It says the recommended method is 20+ minutes in the oven but I hate turning the oven on in the summer heat!

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:08 am

      i just microwave it for 2 πŸ™‚

  • Pip June 9, 2010, 3:09 am

    Hi Caitlin, I’m amazed by your bike assembly skills. I’m way too chicken to try the same myself! Just one question though, do you use your aerobars when you ride in a pack? I was just wondering because over here it’s considered to be really bad manners, so I’ve never bothered. If I was ever going to do triathlon though I certainly would! Congrats on your century ride, such a great accomplishment. The pink bar tape is cute as well!

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:09 am

      no.. it is bad manners… you don’t have as much control over your bike and it makes you more likely to crash. be safe!!!


  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 9, 2010, 3:16 am

    Haha – your ‘burnt’ broccoli – that’s how I like all my roasted broccoli!
    Surprise guests sounds intriging…

  • Julia @ June 9, 2010, 5:06 am

    Silly question – what are aerobars for?


    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:10 am

      itÒ€ℒs just another (more aerodynamic position) that you can rest in. πŸ™‚

  • Shannon June 9, 2010, 7:59 am

    Hey, I LOVE So You Think You Can Dance too! The fact that the contestants are already fantastic dancers (as opposed to beginners in Dancing With the Stars) makes it fun and not cringe-worthy! Also…..chocolate peanut butter?!?! What? And where can I get some?!

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:10 am

      it’s from naturally nutty!

  • Mary June 9, 2010, 8:04 am

    hooray surprise guests!!

    ps. I read in your last post you keep your bread in the fridge. My boyfriend does that too and he’s from Orlando… it definitely must be a florida thing. I’ve never heard of that… and I’m a northerner.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 9, 2010, 8:10 am

    Good job on putting your bike back together! That would take some serious motivation on my part. I’m so not good at things like that. πŸ˜‰

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans June 9, 2010, 8:32 am

    I love SYTYCD too!!

    And chocolate peanut butter might be the greatest combo ever!!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly June 9, 2010, 8:47 am

    Burnt, roasted broccoli…perfect! I think everything taste better withh a little char! Can’t wait to see who the surprise visitors are!!

  • allison @ livingoneday June 9, 2010, 8:57 am

    i love your spoons. i always forget to ask you about them, but they are so cute! where are they from? your dinner also looked great. love morningstar black bean burgs on sandwich thins!

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:11 am

      they are appetizer spoons from crate and barrel!

  • Corinne (breathe and savor) June 9, 2010, 11:40 am

    SYTYCD has become such a staple in my life. I caught up last night too. The one boy they made dance for his life and then accepted into the competition had me in TEARS! I cannot wait for this season to really get going…alll staaaaaars. what what!? πŸ™‚

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