One Busy Saturday

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What a day, what a day.  I love busy Saturdays.


Post-run, I headed to Emily’s house for a brunch with other bloggers.

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Emily and her husband Casey are moving to Washington DC (very sad).  One last get together was definitely necessary!



The treats included baked chickpeas and banana bread.

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Scones and fruit:

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Breakfast Millet:




Work it, fruit salad… work it!


My plate was a bit of everything:


And a generous serving of blueberry pie.


Is that not the best Saturday brunch menu you’ve ever seen?  Everything was superb! A benefit of being friends with food bloggers!  🙂


I came home, took a nap (my Saturday treat), and then I got to work on book proposal #2.  I got a lot done… finally.  I have trouble starting large projects, but once I get rolling, it’s good to go.  I’m hoping to finish the draft tomorrow.


Mid-writing snack was a banana with Greek yogurt and chia seeds:


And my in-laws, who are staying with us this weekend (they are up a lot as they try to move from Florida to North Carolina, too) were very kind and ordered us Thai food for dinner so no one had to cook and do dishes!


A little of everything:


Post-dinner, we went to the Epicenter to see a movie.  I didn’t realize the movie theatre at the Epicenter was a theatre/restaurant/bar… it was quite swanky!

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We saw The Other Guys, which was funny but nothing really special.


Left an Operation Beautiful note behind!

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And when we got home, I had another plate of Thai food. I’m gearing up for 15 miles tomorrow morning and do not need to go to bed with a grumbling tummy.  Gotta fuel up for all those miles!


Wish me luck!  15 miles seems really far.



  • Exercise and Eat August 28, 2010, 9:42 pm

    Good luck! If anyone can run 15 miles (and do it well) it’s you!

  • Cristina August 28, 2010, 9:43 pm

    I hope your 15 miler goes better than mine did this AM…had to bail out after 6, just wasn’t feeling it. Good luck! 🙂

  • Jolene ( August 28, 2010, 9:47 pm

    Good luck with the run!!! You will rock it!!!

  • Kara @ Kara's Marathon August 28, 2010, 9:48 pm

    That’s the fanciest movie theater I’ve ever seen! Bet the seats were comfy 🙂

    Good luck on 15 miles tomorrow!

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews August 28, 2010, 9:48 pm

    I love chickpeas and blueberry pie! Looks like a great day!

  • Alyssa August 28, 2010, 9:48 pm

    Any hint as to what book #2 is going to be about? Pretty please!!! 🙂

    Good luck on the run tomorrow, remember, stay positive! 😛

    • Caitlin August 28, 2010, 9:54 pm

      Hmmm I really cannot say! But it’s non fiction again.

      • eatmovelove August 29, 2010, 1:05 am

        How long do you spend writing on your proposal in the afternoon? Where do you write? Lock yourself in your room? ;)…Have you started writing the book or just working on a proposal?

        Sorry for all the questions, I just find it interesting how people work 🙂

        • Caitlin August 29, 2010, 7:25 am

          I write in the kitchen at the countertop since my office is occupied by my in-laws. I spent 4 hours. Just writing the proposal now. 🙂

        • eatmovelove August 29, 2010, 8:53 am

          lol – i’d be eating the whole kitchen…

  • Lindsey August 28, 2010, 9:53 pm

    Sounds like a great day of friends and food!
    Good luck on your 15 miles 🙂 You’re going to do awesome!

  • Whitney August 28, 2010, 9:57 pm

    Good luck tomorrow…you’ve done it before, you can do it again.

  • Liza @ Health Nutting August 28, 2010, 9:59 pm

    Looks like a great day! How fun!
    Good luck on the run tomorrow! I hope it flies by nice and easy! 🙂

  • Laurie August 28, 2010, 10:00 pm

    Have a great run. I need to check in with Emily as I am right outside of Washington D.C.

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life August 28, 2010, 10:06 pm

    You can do it! 15 miles is nothing compared to the miles you’ve done before.

  • Keri August 28, 2010, 10:06 pm

    You are gonna rock 15 miles, because if you think about it–it’s just a half marathon plus 2 miles. No problem!

    When I was training for my first, over 16 seemed like the biggest milestone, but I felt so strong when I finished 🙂

    You will too! I love your blog. Such an inspiration.

  • Chelsey August 28, 2010, 10:13 pm

    You will do awesome on your 15 miles!! I always eat a lot the day before a longer run.. and the day of a longer run… and the day after a longer run. Basically it’s just a free for all for 3 days! I <3 having an excuse to eat soooo much food!

  • Sana August 28, 2010, 10:15 pm

    It’s only 5 miles(X3)!!!

  • Nicole August 28, 2010, 10:17 pm

    Every thing about the blog brunch looks so fantastic. It’s been way too long since I’ve had blueberry pie. I need more blogger friends around here!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 28, 2010, 10:20 pm

    Good luck, you can do it!! All of that food looks delicious. Brunch is definitely one of my favourite Saturday activities. Actually, come to think of it… any day is a good day for brunch!

  • Nicole - August 28, 2010, 10:31 pm

    Just get up and do it…don’t think about it and psych yourself out. You’ll be done before you know it! Can’t wait to read the recap! PS: blogger brunches seem awesome!

  • hippierunner August 28, 2010, 10:40 pm

    Good luck! You can do it, especially with all this support you have! 🙂

  • JenATX August 28, 2010, 11:05 pm

    1. love the sweater in the last pic 🙂 2. you’re a rockstar a can do those 15 miles. when i have to do something that seems daunting i just think that if i’ve done it before i can do it again. it always seems to help!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 28, 2010, 11:09 pm

    You’ll knock those miles down, no problem! You’ve done it before and you know you can do it again.

    The blogger brunch looks amazing 🙂

  • tina August 28, 2010, 11:27 pm

    15 is the beginning of my “happy miles”. it literally takes me 10 to get warmed up and 15 and up is pretty much a perfect run if I’m fueled and clothed right for the temps. You go Girl!

  • Danielle August 28, 2010, 11:27 pm

    That blogger get-together looks like so much fun!

    “Work it, fruit salad” made me laugh 🙂

  • Amber K August 28, 2010, 11:28 pm

    I hope you have a great run!

  • Jennifer@ knackfornutrition August 28, 2010, 11:42 pm

    Good luck on your run tomorrow! I’m staying in while everyone is at the bar to do a 6 miler in the morning. Sigh, the sacrifices we make. Lol

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 28, 2010, 11:43 pm

    How exciting to be working on another book!

    Have a great run tomorrow! I’ll be stuffing myself with Fair food 🙂

  • Annette @ Wellness WA August 28, 2010, 11:52 pm

    Who is the blogger in the blue dress with the short dark hair? She is gorgeous! I’d like to see her blog! 🙂

    • Caitlin August 29, 2010, 7:38 am

      She IS gorgeous – and so fasionable and Southern-sweet.

      • Kelly August 29, 2010, 7:55 am

        Oh, that’s so sweet! That totally made my week! 🙂

  • Kiran August 28, 2010, 11:59 pm

    Good luck on the run tomorrow.
    The food spread looks delish. And I chuckle whenever I see foodie’s with camera. It’s like food paparazzi 😀

  • Anna August 29, 2010, 12:04 am

    Love your blog! I am a high school teacher and just yesterday was using the girls restroom (normally the faculty uses our designated restroom, but it was having ‘issues’ lol) and I happened to notice an operation beautiful note on the mirror! i got so excited! 🙂 So nice to know my ‘kids’ are spreading the message! Love it! Keep up the good work!

    • Caitlin August 29, 2010, 7:39 am


  • Katie - Life Discombobulated August 29, 2010, 12:38 am

    Good luck on the run in the morning! You’ll do great – you’ve done it lots of times before and you can do it again!!!!! 🙂

  • Pam C August 29, 2010, 12:41 am

    your hair looks so cute in that last picture!

  • Angharad August 29, 2010, 12:52 am

    You’ll rock it! Brunch at other peoples houses is one of my fave things ever! Hilarious: “work it fruit salad”!

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa August 29, 2010, 1:38 am

    You can do it, you have the Thai fuel!

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) August 29, 2010, 2:11 am

    Good luck! I’ve got a half marathon today so I’ll be thinking of you!!
    And gawwws that brunch looks good!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 29, 2010, 2:41 am

    Good luck with the 15 miles! I love the Thai food and the lunch. It looks so perfectly yummy.

  • Little Bookworm August 29, 2010, 3:50 am

    Good luck for the 15 miles! That brunch looks amazing. 🙂

  • Wei-Wei August 29, 2010, 4:26 am

    Good luck on your run! (And LOL at Katherine – “Thai fuel”! :D)

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) August 29, 2010, 4:42 am

    I hope the 15 miles goes well, but I’m pretty sure it will. It looks like you had a fab brunch with bloggers.

  • Amy August 29, 2010, 6:21 am

    Headed out for my 15 miler now as well…..see ya on the flip side.

  • Kelly August 29, 2010, 7:57 am

    I love going to the movies at Epicentre, even if it’s a little pricier than the other theater options in Charlotte. The best part is that it’s 18 and up after a certain point in the evening. 😉

  • Jen @ Jen is Green August 29, 2010, 7:58 am

    good luck with your 15 miles! 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 29, 2010, 8:00 am

    You will rock those 15 miles! One. Mile. At. A. Time. 😀

    The brunch looks fabulous! 😀

  • ashleigh August 29, 2010, 8:27 am

    You Charlotte bloggers are just too cute! I need to go to a blogger brunch- look at all that delicious looking healthy food!

  • Evan Thomas August 29, 2010, 8:35 am

    Good luck on the 15 miler! I know you can do it.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 29, 2010, 8:46 am

    Good luck on your run! 🙂

    That’s so exciting that you’re starting on your second book already. I can’t wait to hear more about it!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 29, 2010, 9:06 am

    What a great Saturday! Good luck on your run today!!!

  • Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl August 29, 2010, 9:20 am

    15 miles does sound really far, but I know you’ll kill it!

    Just saw your spot in Fitness magazine this month! So exciting!

  • Heather August 29, 2010, 9:22 am

    sounds like a nice theater. gl on the run!

  • Heather (heather's dish) August 29, 2010, 9:44 am

    you know, if you wanted to send some thai food dinner this way i wouldn’t be too upset about it 🙂

  • Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul August 29, 2010, 10:03 am

    I’m sorry for your loss of Emily, but excited she’ll be moving closer to me. The spread looked fantastic!

  • Jessica@tastyandtrim August 29, 2010, 10:13 am

    Good luck! I know you will do great 🙂

  • faith @ gracefulfitness August 29, 2010, 10:17 am

    wow, good luck on your 15 miler (which you are probably running as I type). I am feeling the running itch and I think today is a good day to sign up for a fall 10k. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 29, 2010, 10:35 am

    Hope you have a great run today! I did 6-7 miles today (not sure exactly, it was somewhere in between! No Garmin for me). I’m workin’ my way up 🙂

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 29, 2010, 10:42 am

    Awesome breakfast spread!! Yum!

    Good luck on your run! You’re probably out right now- rock it! 😉

  • Holly B August 29, 2010, 10:52 am

    what was it that you and your family ordered from Thai? I can see it’s a lot of stir fries with veg and tofu…any more details? 🙂

    • Caitlin August 29, 2010, 4:25 pm

      I’m not sure! I wasn’t there when they ordered it so I have no idea. LOL

  • John August 29, 2010, 3:10 pm

    Nice spread…food looks good!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) August 30, 2010, 8:00 am

    I’m going to charlotte in a few weeks!! Can nonfamous bloggers join in on the fun? hahaha.

    • Caitlin August 30, 2010, 9:17 am

      you are??? when??

      • Diana (Mymarblerye) August 30, 2010, 7:39 pm

        Weekend of September 17! I’m not a runner (shin problems) but I’m an eater! hahahah

  • Maura August 30, 2010, 9:06 am

    wow, that cinema is super swanky! loooves it! oh and that brunch looks divine! i wish i lived near charlotte 😉 haha

  • Abby August 30, 2010, 10:00 am

    I was just wondering if you have ever gotten any complaints/emails from people about the Operation Beautiful notes? Like that you shouldn’t leave behind things on someone elses property? (i.e. a bathroom mirror or on a book at the bookstore?)

    • Caitlin August 30, 2010, 10:02 am

      Like once or twice in the history of 7,000+ notes. You’ve got to be pretty damn grumpy to hate on Operation Beautiful!

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble August 30, 2010, 5:43 pm

    I saw your Operational Beautiful highlight in Glamour yesterday when I was on the plane and was so excited for you. Congratulations!

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