Lucky Number 13

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Is it a good or a bad omen that my bib number is number 13?


I am not sure.  Thoughts?


Actually, I’m feeling pretty sure it’s going to be a wonderful race.  Anne is here.  That definitely helps my nerves.  She’s feeling confident.  🙂


And we checked out the course and it’s very flat!  Go big or go home!  I’m hoping to PR under 23:46.  Not sure if I can do it, but I’ve trained for a good race.  It’s definitely now or never!


My BFF Sarah and TK are here, too!


And their little doggie, Ladybird, came along for the weekend.


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All of us (well, minus Ladybird) + Diana and Brittney went to Big Daddy’s for dinner.


I found the inner resolve to stay away from beer (beer does not = a good race) and ordered a black bean burger with a side salad:



And for dessert, of course we went to Yoforia. 🙂



Sorry to make this so short, but I need to sleep for tomorrow’s race!


In the meantime… check out these other posts for some fun racing tips:




  • Lorin September 3, 2010, 11:02 pm

    Number 13 is an awesome number! I don’t know if you watch basketball but Steve Nash in number 13 on Phoenix Suns. Good luck with the race!

  • Theresa September 3, 2010, 11:06 pm

    My husband proposed to me and then said he had a second surprise for mecehich was that he planned our entire wedding and all I had to do was show up…on the 13th of that month!!!! I was like really? Seriously…the 13th??? But it all worked out and was the only day that month it did not rain ;)) and we are still married, so my answer is: it’s goof luck, VERY Good!!! Go break that PR!!!

  • Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 3, 2010, 11:18 pm

    Good luck with the race, you’re going to do amazing! 🙂

  • Bess @ Bess Be Fit September 3, 2010, 11:25 pm

    Up until college (where we didn’t get to pick our numbers) #13 was my soccer number for years. Its definitely good luck! I love 13!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 3, 2010, 11:26 pm

    You’re going to rock that race and PR for SURE!

  • Diana September 3, 2010, 11:28 pm

    So much fun tonight!

    Good luck tomorrow! I know you can totally beat your PR! 🙂

  • Sarah September 3, 2010, 11:31 pm

    Ha. When I was working at the hospital this summer as a chaplain, the psych ward was on the 13th floor. I was never sure what that meant …

    Good luck tomorrow! You are going to be EPIC.

  • maria @ Chasing the Now September 3, 2010, 11:36 pm

    GOOD LUCK! Just keep thinking positive and don’t let nerves get the better of you!

  • janetha September 3, 2010, 11:41 pm

    ladybird is just TOO cute! and i am sure #13 is lucky. you know, in the “break a leg!” kind of thing 🙂 good luck!

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 3, 2010, 11:44 pm

    Good luck on your race tomorrow Caitlin!

    I don’t believe in bad luck, so no worries about the number 13!

  • Dynamics September 3, 2010, 11:45 pm

    Number 13 is a lucky!! It is a great number. That has been my daughter’s number for most of her athletic life. You are going to PR tomorrow.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write September 3, 2010, 11:55 pm

    Good luck! No worries about the 13. You’ll do great!
    I’m jealous of your fro-yo. I’ve been trying to convince the hubby to go get it with me all night.

  • Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) September 3, 2010, 11:57 pm

    I think its good luck! Good luck at your race tomorrow!! You’re going to kill it 🙂

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit September 3, 2010, 11:58 pm

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • Jacquie September 3, 2010, 11:58 pm

    13 is one of my lucky numbers so you’ll do fabulously! Good luck girls 🙂

  • Tiffany (Stuffed With Fluff) September 4, 2010, 12:09 am

    Good luck with your race! You’ve trained hard for it, so I know it’ll be EPIC!

    Ladybird is so cute! And I totally had yogurt tonight, too!

  • Krystin September 4, 2010, 12:11 am

    There are 13 letters in “YOU ARE AWESOME” so you’re gonna be juuuust fine 😉 good luck ladies!!

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. September 4, 2010, 12:12 am

    13 is my lucky/favorite number, so I personally think it’s a GREAT sign! You both are going to do awesome!!! Good luck!!

  • Caitlin September 4, 2010, 12:16 am

    Froyo is the best pre-race fuel. AND post-race fuel. And day-to-day living fuel!

  • Lana September 4, 2010, 12:34 am

    Show #13 who’s boss!!! Good Luck!!!

  • Amanda September 4, 2010, 1:57 am

    You trained hard! I’m sure you will surprise yourself, good luck!

  • Nicole - September 4, 2010, 2:42 am

    Good luck!! I’m sure you’ll make your time goal!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed September 4, 2010, 2:46 am

    Good luck for the race! #13 rocks!
    p.s. love the black bean burger
    Heidi xo

  • myra September 4, 2010, 3:10 am

    13 or 1 or 9 you’ll rock .you worked hard.
    all the best .

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 4, 2010, 3:23 am

    Number 13 is only bad luck if you believe it will be -the same as walking under a ladder or stepping on a crack. I don’t see those things as good or bad luck, cos I make my own luck 😀 as you’ve trained hard, you’re bound to have good luck!!
    The harder you work, the luckier you get and all that…!

    • Nat September 4, 2010, 8:15 am

      Wise words indeed 🙂

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) September 4, 2010, 5:25 am

    that’s the best looking side salad I’ve ever seen. Good luck sister!

  • Lindsay September 4, 2010, 5:40 am

    So I was in Charlotte last weekend and my best friend lives a quarter mile from that yoforia, we went twice. First, when I saw your picture I was like holy crap I could have run into her! That would have been so funny (esp for my friends)considering I have never met you but know what you eat for breakfast every day 😉

    and second! have you tried the plain tart with fruity pebbles and a bit of mangoes, kiwis, blueberries, and raspberries? I have discovered fruity pebbles are quite possibly the best ice cream topper in the universe. Just saying, try it sometimes.

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life September 4, 2010, 5:41 am

    Good luck! I don’t think 13 is a bad omen, people make their own luck.

  • Lindsay September 4, 2010, 5:42 am

    oh! and third and not least, good luck!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope September 4, 2010, 7:06 am

    I was bib #13 too at my last “5k,” which turned out to actually be 2.3 miles. wtf

  • Jen September 4, 2010, 7:25 am

    Dan Marino was 13! So its obviously lucky. Kick booty.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) September 4, 2010, 7:37 am

    I think #13 will turn out well for you. 😉

    Good luck tomorrow! 😀

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet September 4, 2010, 7:44 am

    good luck this morning!!!

  • Lee September 4, 2010, 7:59 am

    Good luck! I’m sure 13 will end up being your lucky number.

  • Lee September 4, 2010, 7:59 am

    Good luck! I’m sure 13 will end up being your lucky number.

  • Julz @ freshman5k September 4, 2010, 8:07 am

    maybe the number 13 means that you’ll run 23:13!! good luck!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) September 4, 2010, 8:15 am

    ahhh is that the place you told me to go to when I visit Charlotte? Also I can’t believe how beautiful it is there right now!!! Can’t wait to see GREENS and COLORS!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) September 4, 2010, 8:16 am

    ps. good luck racing. 13= a lucky number in MY book! 😉

  • Nat September 4, 2010, 8:17 am

    Good luck!!! I look forward to your race recap…I will have the box of tissues handy this time 😉 Your race recaps have a strange effect on me.
    Ladybird is too cute!!!

  • Jillian@ ReshapeYourLife September 4, 2010, 8:18 am

    Good luck at your race! I think the number 13 is what you make of it… Stay positive and you’ll be fine!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog September 4, 2010, 8:22 am

    13 is my lucky number!!!

  • Evan Thomas September 4, 2010, 8:28 am

    Good luck! You can do it!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) September 4, 2010, 8:35 am

    Have fun and good luck Caitlin! I think 13 is lucky!

  • Heather September 4, 2010, 8:40 am

    good luck tomorrow! my birthday is on the 13th of july so I say its good luck!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 4, 2010, 8:48 am

    Good luck with the race!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises September 4, 2010, 9:00 am

    You’re probably already finished running as I write this, but I hope the race was great! 13 is such a low number! I don’t think I’ve ever been lower than a 3-digit number, but maybe the races I’m doing are much bigger…
    Hope it was fun!

  • Lauren September 4, 2010, 9:04 am

    13 is the new 7!! 🙂 You’ve got this girl! 🙂

  • Sagan September 4, 2010, 9:24 am

    Good luck on the race Caitlin!

    I once ate a greasy pulled pork diner burger the night before running a race. That was not the best idea, heh. Gotta stick to the clean foods! A black bean burger and salad would be great.

  • Jaclyn September 4, 2010, 9:30 am

    13 is LUCKY! It’s my favorite number… my birthday and wedding anniversary are both on the 13th of the month. I’d say that 13 is a very good omen. =D

    Good luck on the race! You are going to be awesome!

  • Candice September 4, 2010, 9:57 am

    No worries about your number – you’ve trained hard, and you’re gonna rock it!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 4, 2010, 10:10 am

    You’ll do awesome, no matter what your number is! I currently live on the 13th floor of my apartment, and nothing bad has happened to me!

  • lisasfoods September 4, 2010, 10:27 am

    You’re probably done with the race – hope it went great! In Jewish culture, 13 is a lucky number.

  • christina cadden September 4, 2010, 10:27 am

    good luck on your race!

  • Heather (heather's dish) September 4, 2010, 10:29 am

    1. good luck on the race! you’re going to do great 🙂

    2. i might steal ladybird. she’s the cutest thing!

  • Laura September 4, 2010, 10:29 am

    Good Luck to you! 13 is going to be your lucky number!

  • Camille September 4, 2010, 10:43 am

    Good luck with your race! You trained hard for this one and you will kick ass!

  • Little Bookworm September 4, 2010, 10:49 am

    Good luck for the race! 🙂

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 4, 2010, 10:51 am

    Thirteen is super lucky sister, I’ve been having birthdays on the 13th my entire life (my mom too) and I have like the best life ever! I hope your race is amazing!

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy September 4, 2010, 10:53 am

    I think you can make 13 a lucky number! And Ladybird is just SO cute!! Thanks for sharing her pictures! 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 4, 2010, 11:11 am

    Good luck! I think 13 is definitely a good thing. You’ll rock it! 🙂

  • Cristin September 4, 2010, 11:26 am

    13 is great! It’s my lucky number! Hope the race was fun!

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa September 4, 2010, 11:36 am

    Ladybird is totally adorable!

  • Carol September 4, 2010, 1:23 pm

    You, of all people, saying “now or never”?!?! What is THAT all about??? You’re going to do awesome, regardless of a PB (that’s what we call them up here…Personal Bests) because YOU ARE DOING IT. Don’t make me come down there and wag my finger at you in person!!

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