Giving In, Not Giving Up

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This is the story of the 11-mile marathon training run that wasn’t. 


Today’s run started like any other long run.  I consumed a filling breakfast:


That, my friends, is a Vegan Overnight Oatmeal/Banana Soft Serve concoction.  I’ve been watching Angela make these for months, and now that I’ve finally bit the bullet and purchased chia seeds, I cannot get enough.  It tastes SO similar to Greek yogurt and granola that you’d be floored.


Here’s the recipe I followed for Vegan Overnight Oats and here’s the Banana Soft Serve recipe.  I topped it with blueberries and honey.


Major Mistake:  I got sucked into emails and blogging for Operation Beautiful.  As I worked, the sun got higher and higher and hotter and hotter.


Nearly two hours later, I needed another snack so I had PB toast.


Since I was planning on doing 11 miles, I packed two packets of Gu so I could also take in calories during the run.


I was feeling REALLY good for the first few miles.  My pace was strong, and although it was hot out, I had enough water (and access to water fountains) so I could stay hydrated.  I was also wearing a visor, which kept the sun off my face.


  • Mile 1: 9:38
  • Mile 2: 9:20
  • Mile 3: 9:54
  • Mile 4: 9:24


Around Mile 4.5, I started to feel REALLY overheated.  As if I couldn’t control my legs, my pace started to drop rapidly.  I had to climb a couple of huge hills that literally took my breath away.  I took a packet of Gu to see if the calories would help, but it made my stomach cramp.  By 4.75, my vision was starting to swim, and I decided to make a pit stop at the Husband’s acupuncture clinic, where he was working.


I hid behind the receptionist desk for about 15 minutes, laying on the carpet and trying to settle my stomach.

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I knew I was fighting a losing battle.  It was just too hot out.  I decided to call it a day and took the shortest route back to the house.


  • Mile 5: 9:45
  • Mile 6: 10:52 <—Had to do lots of walking.
  • Mile 6 – 6.46: 9:38 pace


In total, it took me 1:02 to finish 6.46 miles, which isn’t bad by any means.  But I felt physically destroyed.  Mentally – I was fine.  I think quitting a run would’ve made me feel so much worse a few years ago, but I’ve really learned how important it is to adjust your expectations for each and every workout according to how you feel that day.  You might think running long distances requires you to be a bit of a Type A perfectionist, but I think the key to ENJOYING long distance running is to NOT be so hard on yourself.  Not every run can be epic!


Plus, “bad” runs are great learning experiences.  It prepares you mentally and physically for a wide variety of conditions that may challenge you on race day.  Working a little past the point of comfortableness is key for improving your distance and speed, but you can’t conquer every mountain, every time.  It’s not giving up… it’s just giving in.


Came home and showered.  Then I made this wonderful sandwich.


It was a spinach, tabouleh, and roasted eggplant and zucchini sandwich.


In other news…


Toot-toot!  Check out today’s stop on the Operation Beautiful Virtual Book Tour!


Today’s Virtual Book Tour stop is Superchick, a Grammy-nominated rock band!

Find out what the ladies of Superchick think about body image on this post.  Melissa wrote, “We as females are constantly being told through TV, magazines, advertising and our own peers what is supposedly beautiful and what size we should be. When are we going to stop listening to the world around us and take hold of the women we were created to be?”  And enter for a chance to win a FREE copy of the Operation Beautiful book!


In honor of the OB Book Release, women (and men) all over America and the world are submitting guest posts describing their own experiences, struggles, and triumphs over body image issues.  To read the posts from earlier in the week,check out this page.


Here are today’s featured posts:


Thanks to everyone who participated in Change the Way You See, Not the Way You Look Week!  Due to overwhelming response, I’ve decided to extend it until tomorrow, so stay tuned for more great guest posts (submissions closed on Wednesday).


How does scaling back a workout make you feel?  What lessons have you learned about listening to your body?



  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 7, 2010, 2:25 pm

    Ooh sorry about the run :s I did a 7mile run when it was WAY too hot out (for me) and I learnt my lesson – don’t run when it’s hot, if it is – TAKE ELECTROLYTES!!! Salt, sports drinks, dates..they all help on long runs when it’s hot 🙂
    Personally I hate having to stop a run early (I don’t think I ever have – I usually might walk a bit more/cry!), just cos I feel like a failure. It’s a fault I need to work on (and I’m getting there), co admitting defeat is NOT failing! It’s being smart 🙂

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 7, 2010, 2:25 pm

    I’ll admit, I absolutely suck at listening to my body during a workout. I feel like such a failure if I want to quit early!! Thank you for the reminder to listen to my body though- it’s easy to get distracted by negative thoughts, when in reality I should be proud of my body for all the things it can do!

  • Evan Thomas August 7, 2010, 2:26 pm

    personally, I hate having to draw back a workout. It makes me feel like I’ve failed something 🙁 I just try to remember that 1 bad workout doesn’t spoil the dozen.

    I think I need to try that vegan overnight oats. I’ve been replacing greek yogurt with soy yogurt since quitting dairy but it’s not the same 🙁 The thicker the better!

  • Melissa August 7, 2010, 2:26 pm

    I’m so glad that you wrote this post. I did a killer 10 miles in the heat this morning, and although I’m glad I pushed through, it really wasn’t fun like it should be. Honestly if I hadn’t run 5 miles out and then had to come back, I think I would’ve shortened my run too! I walked a ton more than usual, but just like you said, it’s important to listen to your body and go along with how you are feeling. On another note, your breakfast looks amazing!

  • Melissa @ TryingToHeal August 7, 2010, 2:27 pm

    right there with you on the run this morning. except mine were camelbak issues and not fueling properly. boo. tomorrow is another day to try!

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please August 7, 2010, 2:28 pm

    Good for you for being able to adjust your expectations on how your body responds! It’s hard not to beat ourselves up when we find that our expectations are higher than our limits.

  • Candice August 7, 2010, 2:28 pm

    Way to go for listening to your body!

    Last weekend I had a 7 mile training run, and my story was almost identical to yours. I ended up walking the last two miles back home, though. I was completely out of water, and the temps were in the 90s. Not smart! I didn’t want to give in because it’s so disappointing when you get all geared up for something, and then it doesn’t work out like you planned, but it’s just not worth the potential of hurting yourself.

    The good news is this morning, instead of dropping back to 5 miles per my training schedule, I set out to conquer that 7 again! I planned a lot better (ie more water and starting earlier), and I totally rocked it! And it was fun:)

    I totally agree that every run cannot be a “great run.” It’s all a part of the process!

    • Angela (ohsheglows) August 7, 2010, 2:41 pm

      good job!! 🙂 The great thing about running is that you can always make up the run another day, right?

  • tanyasdaily August 7, 2010, 2:34 pm

    it’s tough….but I try and listen to my body now…as I have learned it knows better than I! And it always is for the BETTER.

  • Little Bookworm August 7, 2010, 2:38 pm

    Sorry about the run! Your breakfast looks really pretty though and sounds amazing. So does your lunch!

  • Sonja {ActiveFoodie} August 7, 2010, 2:39 pm

    Sorry about your run! But for every bad one there is a great one to follow, it’s all part of training (which i’m sure you already know!) 😉 That’s the best part about training for a marathon, you learn so much about your body and how it reacts to certain things. So it’s not a bad run, just a learning run! 🙂

  • Angela (ohsheglows) August 7, 2010, 2:40 pm

    Your VOO glass is all kinds of epic. lol. I think I drooled. Me want.

    Good for you for listening to your body. Some runs aren’t meant to be, especially in the heat. It is amazing that you even did 6.5 miles- which don’t forget- is STILL over a 10k run!

    I am a firm believer that your body will tell you all you need to know once you are on the road. Sometimes I just tell myself ‘to the end of the driveway and back’ and I get out there and see how I feel once I am running. Sometimes it is hard to tell how the run will go until you are out there!

  • Shari August 7, 2010, 2:40 pm

    Banana soft serve? That officially sounds like the most delicious thing ever 🙂

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 7, 2010, 2:40 pm

    I always feel bad scaling back a workout but it is usually the right move. It’s better to stop sooner than anticipated then push on and seriously injure yourself. You made the right move ending early. SOmetimes our bodies are just not willing to go through strenuous exercise. Sometimes our bodies are. Take it one day at a time 😀

  • Hangry Pants August 7, 2010, 2:42 pm

    The reason you are one of my favorite bloggers and people is that I know you always put your body and what’s best for you before your ego.

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:12 am

      my ego is a pussy.

  • Angharad August 7, 2010, 2:45 pm

    I’m getting a lot better about not stressing over scaling back – in terms of both individual workouts and busy weeks when life just takes over. It’s so easy to be hard on yourself but I feel so much better when I simply remember I’m a healthy, dedicated person who is committed to my long term health and fitness…not every day (or week!) has to be epic in terms of workouts and good eating.

    Enjoy the rest of your day!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 7, 2010, 2:53 pm

    Yeah, I have made that mistake too many times before! Getting sucked into things and then trying to get my workout in. It is frustrating and overwhelming…to say the least. I am ready for fall! That way the hot weather can’t get in the way of other activities I like to do outside! I hope you have a great weekend!

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 7, 2010, 2:55 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! As a new runner, I can easily get discouraged and it’s the positive thinking that you so often time suggest, that gets me through some of the more difficult days. My motto: not all days can be great running days, but hey, I’m out there, I’m trying and that’s a lot more than what I would have been doing years ago”.
    And for the record: that sounds like a pretty awesome run to me and an even more awesome attitude 🙂

  • shelly August 7, 2010, 2:56 pm

    It’s amazing what a difference the heat makes. I’m in New Orleans and it is ridiculously hot right now. I ran 4 miles yesterday evening and had what I’ve come to think of as a standard (but crappy) heat wave kind of run- I had to walk a few times and I was pretty slow. I actually think I got a little overheated b/c when I came inside after my run and got in the shower, I started shivering and felt pretty bad, which is not my standard reaction.
    I needed to squeeze a long run (6 miles) in this morning, so I got up around 7:30 to run. I had low expectations since I was running back to back days (tired legs), had a couple glasses of wine last night (not the way to hydrate,obviously), and I went to bed later than I intended. But running in the morning was much cooler (though still hot and no less humid) and I felt a million times better. The 6 this morning were way easier than the 4 last night and I didn’t need to walk at all. It was a good reminder that getting up early for long runs in the summer is really really worth it.

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:12 am

      I agree – the heat sucks!

  • Jamie August 7, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I love your honesty and respect for your body when you run. You have inspired me so much with my running!

    You make it real and don’t make it sound like- “Oh, I just ran 11 miles, no problem, you can’t do that? Sucks for you”

    I’m gearing up to run 7 tomorrow. My longest distance yet. I’m going to get out there super early, but just try and DO MY BEST!

    Have a great day!

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:13 am

      GOOD LUCK. I bet you’re going to do great.

  • Lizzy @ LBBakes August 7, 2010, 3:09 pm

    Smart decision to call it a day! Sometimes that’s the best thing you can do for your body in the heat. Next time, get out there sooner! 😉

  • Kim August 7, 2010, 3:11 pm

    Sorry to hear about your run
    Sometimes on tough long runs thinking about you and your strength is what gets me through! I was thrilled you registered for the marathon because our long runs are on the same day and it really motivates me.
    I’m sure your next run will be fantastic!

  • eatmovelove August 7, 2010, 3:12 pm

    I can’t believe that you still managed to run after all that! Way to go! The sandwich looks delish – I need to try toasting my bread…
    I wish I could try the “overnight” breakfasts sometime…It’s not for me right now because I eat so much, so late at night…that I don’t want to think about it…yeah, issues…

  • Marie August 7, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Thanks for the perspective, Caitlin. I’m sorry your run didn’t go as planned, but you’re so right about just listening to your body.

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 7, 2010, 3:13 pm

    What a great post! Those oats look amazing – I’ve been wanting to try that combination for a long time now!

  • Sassy Molassy August 7, 2010, 3:17 pm

    It can be really tough to quit early on a long run, but sometimes it’s just what the body needs.

  • Anne @ the doctor takes a wife August 7, 2010, 3:18 pm

    I have definitely had to stop a workout earlier than I would like to before–and you’re right it’s totally a learning experience. I constantly have to remind myself that rest and shorter runs are part of training, not a set back.

    I can’t believe you can run in the heat–if it’s past 9 AM I can’t start a run in the TX heat!!

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth) August 7, 2010, 3:20 pm

    It’s so important for us to listen to our bodies!! It used to be so hard for me to scale back a workout, but like Heather said, my body is so much more important than my ego!

  • Kristin August 7, 2010, 3:25 pm

    Good decision to stop rather than make yourself sick! You have lots of time for long runs still. I might suggest that perhaps, as well as starting earlier when its cooler, that your pace seemed a little fast for a long run/marathon training. Generally your long run pace (at least when you’re in double digits) should be at least a minute per mile slower than your planned marathon pace. If you want to push it for a few miles, better to do it at the end. Just my two cents. Congrats on the book release!

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:18 am

      I agree.. I probably went out too fast for the heat and distance.

  • The Wife of a Dairyman August 7, 2010, 3:25 pm

    Running in the hot sun is just a killer isn’t it?! I know I can’t do it! Your sandwich looks delicious….I haven’t eaten lunch here in CA and I’m definitely hungry after reading your post now:)

  • Heather (heather's dish) August 7, 2010, 3:27 pm

    i have to say that at first it ends up being a huge shot to my ego, but once i realize that it’s what’s best for me that makes a huge difference!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 7, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Good job making the choice to stop the run short. Sometimes there are things outside our control and we need to “obey” them — like the weather, or even our own bodies. In a way I like having to stop a long run, because it makes me stronger mentally. I tend to focus more on fueling properly and getting enough rest, etc.

    Your parfait looks delicious! And I love the glass you put it in!

    Thanks for all the OB posts — I love getting through them all.

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired August 7, 2010, 3:28 pm

    I’ve completely given up on running until it cools down. My body gets overheated very quickly. I’m impressed you made it 6 miles in this heat!

  • christina cadden August 7, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Sounds like it was a hot run. I live in Texas so I run in 100+ heat. I learned real fast that some days you just give in and take care of your body!

  • Emily August 7, 2010, 3:39 pm

    I LOVE THOSE SHORTS!!! Who are they by? I need to get a pair! Those pockets look genius!

  • Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries August 7, 2010, 3:59 pm

    Honestly I think it’s great that you listened to yourself and cut the run short… I’m sure your body will thank you tomorrow! And your overnight oats look beeeeautiful 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) August 7, 2010, 4:00 pm

    I don’t like cutting back on workouts but because of injuries I’ve incurred when I haven’t I’m coming to terms with it. I would rather be able to try again tomorrow than push too hard today and get injured.

  • Kelly August 7, 2010, 4:14 pm

    Good for you for listening to your body. You’ll still rock that marathon and also you’ve had quite the crazy week to be running 11 miles today anyway- not that you couldn’t have done it in the right conditions.

  • Amanda August 7, 2010, 4:17 pm

    I really struggle with with cutting back workouts because I am a bit of a perfectionist and it feels like giving up. Normally I will try to adapt the workout so I still meet my goal in some way or negotiate with myself.

  • Becky August 7, 2010, 4:26 pm

    You definitely made the smart decision to listen to your body’s cues and stop. I went for a four mile run on Thursday and had to stop at three. I knew that the last mile would do more harm than good. The next day I ran my 14 mile run with no problems…and I was so glad I didn’t exhaust or dehydrate myself.

    It’s a testament to bloggers like you that I am now able to make the best decision for my body now. The inspiration continues!

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:14 am


  • Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life August 7, 2010, 4:30 pm

    Cutting back on a workout is my biggest weakness. I *hear* my body but I don’t always *listen* to it. Definitely something I need to improve upon. You made a great point about the “bad” runs being physical and mental preparation for race day. That is so true!

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews August 7, 2010, 4:31 pm

    I LOVE Superchick! That is so awesome that they are supporting your book!!!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life August 7, 2010, 4:42 pm

    Scaling back a workout doesn’t usually bother me. I’m pretty afraid of injuring myself so I try not to be too hard on myself if I need to cut my run short one day. I figure I’m human and there is always tomorrow. I want to test my limits, but at the same time the only way to continue to grow as an athlete is to know them.

  • Hedda August 7, 2010, 4:47 pm

    It is so great that you respect your body in such a beautiful way, Caitlin. That is the key to great health. If you body says stop, your mind needs to accept and follow its signals.

    During my ED I never listened to body, through starvation I managed to supress all natural signals of exhaustion. I pushed my body to run,walk,swim for hours every day, without nearly enough fuel. If I had to call it a day without accomplishing my daily excercise goals I would feel like a failure, and that I had to make up for it the next day.
    Now I am learning to listen to my body, and boy- it is a chatty creature. If we are willing to listen, our bodies give us the most wonderful messages. It tells us when it is hungry, satisfied, energetic, tired. Our body can be our guide through life. If I am tired one day, that is fine. Because the feeling of tiredness means something – that my body needs some rest before it can continue on carrying me through life. To deny it what it needs leads to no good.

    Thank you for this post Caitlin, I am sure you’ll help many people change their perspective on having to adjust their excercise. As you say – giving in, is not the same as giving up! It is just an expression of respect and love for our bodies.

  • Camille August 7, 2010, 4:49 pm

    Good for you for recognizing when you need to stop. There is nothing wrong with cutting a workout short if it means preventing injury. Stopping a run when you aren’t feeling well is braver than finishing it!

    Also, I looove your breakfast glass!

  • jen August 7, 2010, 5:04 pm

    don’t feel bad! it is hot as balls in philly, too. i did an 8 miler and thought i was going to die. it took me 90 mintues, 15 mintues longer than normal. plus a water break-rest at the turn-around…and asking a nice older man who was washing his car to please, for the love of god, hose me down. he was, um, a little too eager to comply. ew.

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:15 am

      omg that is awesome. and gross.

  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) August 7, 2010, 5:11 pm

    I totally agree that you can learn a lot from ‘bad’ runs. I actually ran a half-marathon in May during a disgusting heat wave. It was miserable. Luckily I didn’t set outrageous expectations for myself, and I was able to finish the run without getting injured or beating myself up mentally. Afterwards, it was almost nice to have a ‘bad’ race under my belt. Every experience is a learning opportunity that will make me more prepared next time!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 7, 2010, 5:14 pm

    I CANNOT wait to get a hold of the Operation Beautilful book!!!!

  • Tara August 7, 2010, 5:16 pm

    I needed this post, Caitlin! I’m training for the NYC Marathon and had 13 miles on the schedule this morning. I was in Central Park and totally tripped and WIPED OUT around mile 6. I scraped my hand pretty badly. I washed it as well as I could and my training group coaches had some alcohol wipes. I sucked it up for six more miles and called it a day because it was really starting to hurt. I’m now cleaned and bandaged, and while I wish I had done 13, I should just be glad I didn’t break a bone when I fell!

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:15 am

      Awww you poor thing!!! so terrible to fall like that. glad you are pretty much OK!

  • Christie {Honoring Health} August 7, 2010, 5:23 pm

    Sorry about the run but good for your for listening to your body.

    I have a question about the overnight oats. Did you make the oats in the evening and then make the banana soft serve in the am and then mix together? Or did you make it all last night and then just eat it straight from the fridge this morning?

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:16 am

      I made it all last night. BSS tastes better if you let it sit in the freezer overnight. And you def have to make the oats in advance.

  • Jen Lee August 7, 2010, 5:44 pm

    My Woman’s Day mag just came in the mail and there is a nice page dedicated to Operation Beautiful! Congrats!

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:16 am

      <3 thanks!

  • janna @ janna's keeping it real August 7, 2010, 6:20 pm

    way to go on listening to your body lady! people don’t realize how muy importante that really is. those times when you’re “just not feeling it” are the times when you are most prone to injury! no bueno!

    have a great weekend!

  • Heather August 7, 2010, 6:37 pm

    love superchick! woo hoo!

    you so did the right thing on the run. hubby and I tried to run 6 miles at 10:00 (we have ZERO shade by us) and we did it, but it was SO SLOW and we walked a ton and I literally felt like the sun was cooking me! I told him from now on we are going early, even if that means I go alone lol!

  • Jenna August 7, 2010, 6:55 pm

    I had a similar run the run before my first half marathon and it had me feeling really down and out for a bit but I too decided to look at the positives. It’s such a positive message that you DID listen to your body because there are some that maybe wouldn’t and would have kept on going.

  • Jaclyn August 7, 2010, 7:17 pm

    I think that’s great advice to follow, you never can get better if you don’t push yourself but also you need to listen to your body (and the sun) and not hurt yourself! Another time, your long run will happen!

    Wow, that lunch looks amazing. I just bought a baby japanese eggplant at the farmers market and i can’t wait to use it tonight.

  • Wei-Wei August 7, 2010, 7:35 pm

    You know what? I’m following the Couch to 5K plan right now, and I’m SUPPOSED to be doing my third run of my first week. But I think I made a mistake somewhere along the line, because the plan tells you to REST for a day in between. I took that as a sign to strength train instead, and since I don’t know how to strength train by myself, I did the 30 day shred in between my runs. Now at the end of the week, I’m incredibly sore and feeling full and sick from last night’s dinner, and I’m thinking… should I run or not? Do you have any advice for people starting this Couch to 5K plan? Would you recommend strength training on “recovery” days?


    • caitlin August 7, 2010, 7:42 pm

      If you’re too sore to run today, just rest. Strength training your legs will increase soreness. It’s ok to listen to your body more than your plan!

  • bobbileigh August 7, 2010, 7:54 pm

    I saw your article in the newest issue of glamour today!

  • BroccoliHut August 7, 2010, 8:38 pm

    Way to be flexible with your workout! I actually had planned a long run today too, but I decided to scale it back to 6 thanks to the hot/humid weather!
    I’ve learned to listen to my body more this year, ever since I hurt my foot by increasing my mileage too quickly.

  • Lauren August 7, 2010, 8:50 pm

    It’s important to recognize when your body is telling you to slow down a bit. I think you did the right thing; as I was getting ready for the Rock’n’Roll Chicago half, my body was telling me I was running too much (and doing too much, not getting enough sleep) and I really scaled back during the taper. So keep up with listening to the bod! And get some more sleep too — I’m sure you missed quite a bit while in NYC!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 7, 2010, 9:13 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try out Angela’s VOO for ages, but I can never remember to prepare it the night before.

    Sorry about the tough run. But good for you for listening to your body and stopping! I figure that if I stop a workout when my body is telling me to, I’m really just helping myself for my next workout! Because now you’ll feel that much better for your next run. 🙂

  • Amber August 7, 2010, 9:33 pm

    I’m new to your site(s), but I wanted to stop by and say thanks! You’re such an inspiration! I can’t wait to read your book and stock it on the bookshelf in my (future) classroom.

    On another note, I have a 9-miler scheduled for tomorrow morning, so I was happy to read your post today about listening to your body! My half marathon is in just TWO WEEKS! I’m nervous about the big runs, but it was super helpful to remind myself that if I need to walk/stop, I can! Just getting out there to run is great! 🙂

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:17 am

      good luck on your half! you’re going to do great. by this point, you’re more than ready.

  • Jessica (Fit and Clean) August 7, 2010, 9:49 pm

    I have a hard time listening to my body (or is it my brain, LOL!) I always try to “push through”. I do it with running and I do it with my cardio classes. And I find, every single time, that if I do that, I don’t burn as many calories OR have as much fun. So I should learn from my mistakes, right? Great points!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 7, 2010, 10:08 pm

    Haha that sounds like a hot run! You gotta do what you gotta do!

  • Rebecca August 7, 2010, 10:27 pm

    Just gotta say, I LOVE your “hiding behind the desk” photo. 🙂

    Also, my OB book arrived today (yay for pre-ordering and fast shipping from Amazon!) and I just finished reading it a little while ago. I love it even more than I thought possible! =D And it inspired me to write more notes! 😀

    I keep reading about Greek yogurt, and I saw some the other day while shopping with my mom. Thinkin’ I may have to try some eventually. We’re trying to eat healthier at our house (having a vegetarian foreign exchange student in the house for the school year influenced that…), so that could be an option!

    • caitlin August 8, 2010, 7:18 am

      I can’t wait to see your notes! Thanks for the kind words.

  • Amber K August 8, 2010, 12:56 pm

    I have actually gotten really good about when I need to scale back on a workout. I’m grateful that I did something, if not exactly what I wanted, and it helps me grow and make new plans for next time.

    BTW, I LOVE Superchick! I think it sooooo cool that they did a guest post! Off to listen to Superchick now!

  • Beth @ Will Run for Books August 8, 2010, 1:45 pm

    VOO is my FAVORITE! It has been missing in my life since I’ve been on vacation and I can’t wait to have a bowl tomorrow!

    I hate run fails 🙁 I did 12 this morning and was really surprised I made it through – good for you on trying again!

    PS. Soooo excited for HLS!!

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