Waking up with Megan in my house was super fun!   We used to run together about two or three times a week at the peak of Disney Marathon training, so it was great to have her here again!


We woke up, had coffee and PB toast, and then ran 4.5 miles through my lovely neighborhoods.  Megan really loved it!  I think “Mission Get Megan to Move to Charlotte” is definitely underway.


Came home and cooked her special request – PANCAKE TRUFFLES!


Megan’s official review:  “You should take this recipe off the Internet and sell it.  Open a breakfast joint called CaitlinPancake and just sell variations of pancakes and pancake truffles.”


It’s that amazing.



I rolled these Pancake Truffles in cinnamon covered almonds – so delicious!


We’re off to the Healthy Living Summit!  So excited to meet and greet the 200 other bloggers and readers that are attending.  This is what I look like if you’re coming and feel shy – say hello!  I promise to make you laugh with my extremely awkward jokes.

And… we’re off!



  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 12, 2010, 10:49 am

    Oh the pancake truffles are food porn.

    I would have requested them too!

  • Wei-Wei August 12, 2010, 10:52 am

    Haha Samantha – FOOD PR-N FTW! But definitely. I can’t see them as shippable though, so exclusively dine-in! 😀


  • Heather (Heather's Dish) August 12, 2010, 10:53 am

    you’re so sweet making such a great breakfast for megan! can’t wait to see you guys (virtually) in chicago!

  • crunchy granola gal August 12, 2010, 10:53 am

    holy cow, those look great. sunday brunch, done and done!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) August 12, 2010, 10:55 am

    Woo hoo!! I take off right after work this evening. So pumped! That’s awesome you get to have Megan as a travel buddy 🙂 Are you still going to do a short run before the frito lay tour tomorrow? I know I’ll be itching to run 3 or so miles with all the excitement going on!!

    • caitlin August 12, 2010, 12:51 pm

      yes definitely – we’ll run together!

      • Paige August 12, 2010, 8:26 pm

        Crap, I lied! I totally forgot even though I’ll be in Chicago  
        tomorrow morning I can’t check in until later… so I won’t have a room  
        to shower in post-stinky run. Don’t wanna stink up the bus to Beloit 😛

  • Ashley August 12, 2010, 10:56 am

    I am definitely making those truffles!!

    Have an awesome time at HLS!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman August 12, 2010, 10:59 am

    They really do look so good. Why do I never remember to make them when I’m making regular pancakes? And yes the first time I make them will be with a chocolate center. I live on the edge.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite August 12, 2010, 11:03 am

    Safe travels! Have fun!

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries August 12, 2010, 11:03 am

    I lol’ed at the awkward jokes. Haha. Meeting you is going to feel like meeting a celebrity, but I’m a huge cheeseball. I can vouch for those truffles. Off.the.hook.

  • Callie August 12, 2010, 11:04 am

    Those truffles look so good. 🙂
    Have fun!

  • Carly (Swim, Run, Om) August 12, 2010, 11:05 am

    YESS! I love awkward jokes, those are the best. I can’t wait to read all of the HLS blog posts – have a safe trip and a fun time!

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired August 12, 2010, 11:05 am

    I so wish I was going to this conference! It looks like it’s going to be fun!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 12, 2010, 11:05 am

    PANCAKES! Great way to start the day! Have fun and a safe trip!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) August 12, 2010, 11:11 am

    Yay! I love awkward jokes! I have some too!! 🙂

  • Sarah for Real August 12, 2010, 11:12 am

    Have fun! I’d eat at the pancake truffle restaurant 😉

  • Beth @ Will Run for Books August 12, 2010, 11:14 am

    Holy yum! I keep meaning to make these but haven’t gotten around to it.

    I’m getting really excited for HLS (my first event will be the cocktail party tomorrow) but nervous at the same time since I don’t know anyone and sometimes get shy…eek!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin August 12, 2010, 11:15 am

    i love awkward jokes!!! 😉

  • Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 12, 2010, 11:19 am

    Have fun at the HLS! 🙂

  • Maren August 12, 2010, 11:22 am

    Have a safe trip! and have FUN!

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 12, 2010, 11:25 am

    Next year. I’m already insanely jealous of all the HLS attendees, so I just keep telling myself, “Next year”. Have a blast and I can’t wait to see some recaps!

  • Camille August 12, 2010, 11:26 am

    Oh my gosh, those look incredible!
    Have a safe trip to HLS!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) August 12, 2010, 11:27 am

    I know HLS is this weekend, but can we go ahead and start planning next year’s? I’m terribly jealous that I can’t attend…

    but have a blast! 🙂 Can’t wait to read about it!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 12, 2010, 11:31 am

    I love that you have “extremely awkward jokes.” What better to put someone at ease?!? :p Just kidding. Have so much fun!!!!!

  • Marieke August 12, 2010, 11:31 am

    Yum, I will have to make those truffles. All of my favourite breakfasts have either banana, oats or both in it! (yoghurt bowl, porridge, green monster, overnight oats etc.)Have a great time at the HLS.

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 12, 2010, 11:39 am

    Have fun at HLS! I wish I was going, I would love hear your awkward jokes!

    Pancake truffles? I agree, open a place and sell them — just make sure to have a location in MN too 🙂

  • Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure August 12, 2010, 11:40 am

    Yay!!! I know you ladies will have a wonderful time. I sure wish I could have been there this year!

  • Kelly August 12, 2010, 11:58 am

    So jealous of everyone who is going! Have so much fun!

  • Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life August 12, 2010, 12:03 pm

    Those look so decadent! You really should open a breakfast joint. I’d be a frequent customer!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) August 12, 2010, 12:03 pm

    Your breakfast ingenuity never ceases to amaze me, those pancake truffles look outstanding! Have a wonderful time at the HLS! Wish I could be there!

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 12, 2010, 12:06 pm

    I’ll definitely be making those sometime in the (very) near future. 🙂
    Can’t wait to see your recaps from Chicago!

  • Jenny August 12, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Caitlin…. I was so inspired by your story in First Woman Magazine! Such a great idea! And you never know when that post it you leave will change someones life! I am going to join in by leaving my own post its!

    I also blogged about it (and posted the links) on my personal blog! I had to make my blog private due to work but I would be happy to add you to the reading list! Just email me (sphjenny@gmail.com) if you’d like!

    Thanks for being such an inspiration! Keep up the great work!

  • Amber K August 12, 2010, 12:24 pm

    Have a great time! I’m totally jealous of all of the fun that will be had!

  • Britt August 12, 2010, 12:26 pm

    I just looked at the recipe for your pancake truffles…I will be making those…tomorrow!
    Have fun!

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight August 12, 2010, 12:29 pm

    Hey Caitlin!!! Looks fantastic love the recipe! Have an amazing time I can’t wait to keep reading and “travel with you” via blog haha. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL 🙂

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 12, 2010, 12:40 pm

    I have to make those pancake truffles for us this weekend! yum! have fun 🙂

  • Angela August 12, 2010, 12:47 pm

    I will never tire of seeing photos of pancake truffles, they are so decadent looking. Love it!

    I’m glad you and Megan are having fun together. Its great getting together with old friends, especially when you have so much in common.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 12, 2010, 1:01 pm

    I whole-heartedly agree with Megan on the pancake truffles idea!! People would PAY for those!! Have an amazing time at HLS! 🙂

  • Marina August 12, 2010, 1:02 pm

    I still haven’t made that recipe 🙁 I really have to remember to make it soon, these look so delicious!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 12, 2010, 1:07 pm

    You always have the best breakfast ideas! 😀

    Have fun at the HLS!

  • Nikki T August 12, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Watching all my favorite bloggers head off to the HLS makes me think that maybe I should plan to attend next year….Hmmm?!
    I thought the event looked like a blast last year, but I guess maybe kind of felt weird/shy about attending since I’m not a blogger…but seeing at the healthy living blog community seems to be so amazingly approachable and accepting, I really would have nothing to worry about now, would I?! 🙂
    And maybe it would inspire my to start the blog I’ve been wanting to start since I first found OB, HTP and OSG!

    Have a wonderful time and fingers crossed that maybe I will meet all you lovely ladies next year!

    Nikki 🙂

    • caitlin August 12, 2010, 5:00 pm

      yes! about 25% of attendees are readers 🙂 you guys are always welcome, too!

  • ari August 12, 2010, 2:57 pm

    i’m so jealous of all the people going who get to meet you in real life!

    • caitlin August 12, 2010, 5:00 pm

      you are so sweet 🙂

  • Sarah August 12, 2010, 4:56 pm

    Those do look delicious – ever thought of writing a healthy-recipe cookbook?

  • Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 12, 2010, 5:25 pm

    What a fantastic idea and so creative with the pancake truffles.

  • Jenna August 12, 2010, 8:42 pm

    oh gosh i need to try those pancake truffles. they look amazing!

  • Bethany August 14, 2010, 10:23 am

    I made your pancake truffles and they were AMAZING. I only had walnut and it was ok…but I think pecans would be a lot better.

    One question – your recipe calls for 1/4 of a tablespoon of cinnamon. I’m not even sure what that measurement is….maybe 1 tsp (I have a college degree but never learned about those kind of measurements!!!). Did you mean to say 1/4 of a teaspoon instead?

    Thanks for sharing it – it was a mess to make but definitely worth it!

    • caitlin August 14, 2010, 10:49 am

      tsp = teaspoon 🙂

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) August 16, 2010, 2:43 am

    Mmmmmmm, those truffles look so good!!

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