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This was my Sunday:  Wake up and run 11.0 miles; clean my house; work for a few hours; go get margaritas with Lori from Pure2Raw; and work some more.


A Blood Orange Margarita was the perfect end to a perfect weekend.


And now yet another blogger is moving to Charlotte! What can I say, it’s the cool place to me.


Let’s see…


The refueling from my 11.0 miler continued through the afternoon.  After posting lunch, I actually went back and ate a little more Chinese food (I stretched that HUGE dinner into 2.5 portions)!


And had crackers with tabouleh.


I also did lots of stretching.  My legs are quite sore so tomorrow is definitely a rest day. 


I got some shopping and errands done, and then it was back to the computer.  Can you believe the Healthy Living Summit is next weekend?? I can’t!  I’m so excited to meet the 200 other bloggers.  It’s going to be a blast (but it’s crazy to plan… like a wedding on crack!).


Dinner featured:


A classic Southern dinner!  Cornbread, roasted Brussel sprouts, and pinto beans. 


Sorry to make it short and sweet, but I’ve got to go relax – and the dogs are begging to be fed!



  • Wendy @ Seriously Sassy August 8, 2010, 9:43 pm

    Oooh, been wondering about the TJs cornbread mix! You really like it?
    All your food always looks so awesome. I’m gonna go eat….again. 🙂

    • caitlin August 9, 2010, 9:45 am

      It was really good!

  • Samantha @ Mama Notes August 8, 2010, 9:44 pm

    ENjoy your rest day tomorrow! 🙂 From exercise I meant… and work too, don’t work too hard! 😉

  • Heather August 8, 2010, 9:52 pm

    that margarita looks so good!

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired August 8, 2010, 9:54 pm

    That margarita looks yummy! I wish we had a Trader Joe’s here, well, maybe I don’t b/c my whole paycheck would probably be spent there.

  • Molly August 8, 2010, 10:04 pm

    mmm bloodorange marg!? Im in love, that looks fabulous!

  • Ashley Solomon @ Nourishing the Soul August 8, 2010, 10:06 pm

    Have a blast at the HLS! Sounds like such a cool event!

  • ashleigh August 8, 2010, 10:08 pm

    Blood orange margarita? That sounds delicious!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 8, 2010, 10:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, that blood orange margarita sounds AMAZING.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound Weight Loss!!! August 8, 2010, 10:18 pm

    I love Margaritas! Ever since my Dad used to make them on the weekends………YUM! =)

  • Chelsey August 8, 2010, 10:20 pm

    This blogger can’t wait to meet you!!

    • caitlin August 9, 2010, 9:58 am


  • Erin August 8, 2010, 10:24 pm

    Love that Trader Joe’s cornbread — I meant to buy some today and totally forgot. Oh well, just an excuse to go back soon. 😉

  • Dorry August 8, 2010, 10:24 pm

    Your dinner looks perfect! I’ve been on a Brussel sprout kick lately. SO excited about HLS – thank you for all the hard work and planning!!

  • Danielle August 8, 2010, 10:30 pm

    Yea for meeting new people!

    I’m staying in Chicago until Monday morning so if you need any help breaking down things on Sunday I would love to help. I can’t wait!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) August 8, 2010, 10:36 pm

    girl, go get some rest! you’ve had quite the whirlwind week…you deserve it!

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 8, 2010, 10:37 pm

    A blood orange maragarita sounds very refreshing! We used to have a few Margaritaville’s here in northern CA but no more:( They were always so fun. You have definitely had one busy day!

  • christina cadden August 8, 2010, 10:38 pm

    Dinner looks good. I love cornbread!

  • Stephanie August 8, 2010, 10:43 pm

    Love the Pure2Raw girls, they are fabulous!!!!

  • Courtney (Delightful Devours) August 8, 2010, 10:47 pm

    I’m so jealous of everyone that gets to go to the Healthy Living Summit! I wish I knew about it before so I could have gotten a ticket!
    (There aren’t any left to buy/win are there?)

    • caitlin August 9, 2010, 10:00 am

      No I don’t think so 🙁 We sold out almost immedaitely.

  • Exercise and Eat August 8, 2010, 11:02 pm

    Enjoy your relaxing evening!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous August 8, 2010, 11:02 pm

    Ohh I love when I stretch out my portions–that’s the best! And the TJ’s cornbread looks tasty…I gotta start shopping there!

  • Katie August 8, 2010, 11:28 pm

    Caitlin! Just wanted to tell you that you’re on the front page of MSN! You’re a total celeb now! Congratulations!

    • caitlin August 9, 2010, 10:01 am

      Heheh wahoo!

  • Amber K August 8, 2010, 11:52 pm

    A blood orange margarita? Omg, sounds great right about now.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) August 8, 2010, 11:57 pm

    I want one of those margaritas right now! Yes it is one of THOSE days!

  • Marie August 9, 2010, 12:13 am

    Trader Joe’s definitely has THE best cornbread mix… I have to stock up whenever I’m home in Virginia Beach because we don’t have one near Lynchburg! Such a shame. We always cook it like the directions say to, but we also add in a can of creamed corn. Oh my word, it’s delicious!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 9, 2010, 12:18 am

    “Like a Wedding…on crack” too awesome of a quote!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 9, 2010, 12:23 am

    Don’t fret about being short and sweet. You work your butt off for us everyday =]

  • Theorist August 9, 2010, 1:03 am

    You are on the MSN banner page right now!! YAY! GO Caitlin and operation beautiful. :^)

  • Camille August 9, 2010, 2:04 am

    Looks like a tasty day! That cornbread looks awesome 🙂

  • Wei-Wei August 9, 2010, 2:41 am

    Sounds like such a productive day! And I love it when you can stretch out leftovers for so long… 😀 Save money and food!


  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 9, 2010, 2:54 am

    Haha, the bloggers are blates all moving so they can be near some best selling authort I’ve heard is lviing in the area…:p

  • jassy August 9, 2010, 5:46 am

    hi…why didn’t you go to blogher? 🙂

    • caitlin August 9, 2010, 10:02 am

      Well, I was contractually obligated to give that weekend over to my publisher because of the book. But also… I don’t know. I just don’t know if BlogHer is my kind of conference. It seems to be too big and corporatey for me. I think I like the smaller events personally (I love BlogHer the website, they sponsor Operation Beautiful… just not sure about the conferences).

  • Amy August 9, 2010, 7:09 am

    That margarita looks great.

    I mentioned my Mongolian marathon in an earlier comment. I just posted my race report on my blog if you’re interested in some details. 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 9, 2010, 7:13 am

    Aw, Lori is so sweet isn’t she?! Glad you had a good time. I love Charlotte. That is one place that I would like to live. I hope you had a great evening and that you wake up rested today!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 9, 2010, 7:17 am

    Looks like such a fun meetup….the Pure2Raw girls seem so sweet, and you can’t beat margs on a hot day. CANNOT WAIT until HLS…your hard work will definitely pay off!!

  • eatmovelove August 9, 2010, 7:29 am

    I love beans! I even pair them with chicken and veggies, sweet potatoes…;)

    You’ve been so busy lately!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 9, 2010, 8:44 am

    Mmmm…your southern dinner looks perfect. I love simple meals like that! 😀

  • Pure2Raw Twins August 9, 2010, 8:55 am

    It was a delicious margarita! Thanks for introducing me to that restaurant I plan to go back 🙂 Glad you were able to get some work done! Thanks again for taking the time to meet up with me 🙂

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 9, 2010, 9:05 am

    That margarita looks so refreshing! I love southern dinners with beans and cornbread — it is so good!

  • Sarah (GF vegan) August 9, 2010, 9:43 am

    Your book has just arrived in the post and i’m so excited!!! It looks amazing. I’m supposed to be writing 3,000 words of a boring research critique but now i’m distracted! Hope the book’s as good as it looks 😉 And I love your dedication to your parents and hubby in the front. Beautiful. xxx

    • caitlin August 9, 2010, 10:03 am

      I’m so glad you like it!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) August 9, 2010, 11:47 am

    Woo! HLS is in 5 days! Can’t wait to meet you. 🙂

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