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And on the 5th day…



She was tired of pumpkin.


So she had egg and toast.  🙂


And fruit:


All together now:


In other news…


The weather is looking good for my race tomorrow!  The race actually starts at 8:30, which is pretty late.  It’s going to be really late in the morning by the time I finish – hope it’s not too hot!


Quote of the Day:  “Change is constant. How we experience change – that’s up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.” (Guess who said it?)



  • Emily Eats and Exercises September 24, 2010, 9:51 am

    I finally bought pumpkin at the store yesterday so I look forward to trying out some of your earlier breakfasts – this one looks good too though!
    Good luck at the race tomorrow – I’m looking forward to the race recap as always. 🙂

  • Brigid September 24, 2010, 9:51 am

    sounds like Grey’s Anatomy to me

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 24, 2010, 9:53 am

    No idea about the quote!

    I had egg/toast this morning too! What kind of bread do you use?

    • Caitlin September 24, 2010, 9:56 am

      Some sort of organic non-brand name from my grocery store

  • Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks September 24, 2010, 9:53 am

    Hmm, an egg sounds good for breakfast today! Best of luck with your race, Caitlin!

  • Camels & Chocolate September 24, 2010, 9:54 am

    I’m not so sure those are words I could ever accurately mutter in reference to myself: “She was tired of pumpkin.” =)

    Good luck in the race!

  • Freya September 24, 2010, 9:54 am

    91degrees!? Oof tat is hot!! Rather you than me…!!
    You’ll ace it anyway, regardless of the weather 🙂

  • Amy September 24, 2010, 9:54 am

    Fabulous quote 🙂 I’m excited to Hulu Grey’s later today… it’s one of my treats for getting through the week!

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats September 24, 2010, 9:54 am

    it’s crazy how it seems to rain every night. hope it’s not too hot for your run tmrw!

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing September 24, 2010, 9:55 am

    Good luck on your race tomorrow. I am doing a 5K this evening at 5:45 and it’s supposed to be 90 degrees. 🙁

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 24, 2010, 9:55 am

    I’ve had pumpkin every day this week and I’m still going strong!! Your brekkie still looks good though 🙂 Good luck on your race, you’ll rock it I’m sure!

  • Sarah @ EatRunGarden September 24, 2010, 9:55 am

    I love your berry bowl. So cute.
    Also Good luck in your race tomorrow!
    And how can you be sick of pumpkin already?

  • Sarah for Real September 24, 2010, 9:55 am

    Good luck tomorrow! I’ll think of your long race while I do my little 5k!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) September 24, 2010, 9:56 am

    Good luck on the race! I hope the weather is perfect for you! Breakfast looks like a perfect way to start today! Have a great Friday!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin September 24, 2010, 9:57 am

    I love eggs on toast. I’ve recently started covering the eggs when I fry them with a lid and they turn out perfect without having to flip them!

  • Di September 24, 2010, 9:58 am

    Good luck tomorrow! I find it funny that the weather for your race looks about the same as the weather for mine up in MA!

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. September 24, 2010, 10:01 am

    Good luck tomorrow!!! 🙂

  • megan September 24, 2010, 10:02 am

    good luck on the race! eggs and toast is one of my favorite breakfasts 🙂

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) September 24, 2010, 10:04 am

    Hope the race goes well for you Caitlin!!

  • Chelsea at Striking Balance September 24, 2010, 10:11 am

    That breakfast looks delicious to me. Who cares that it doesn’t include pumpkin! And that quote is from Grey’s (as someone already guessed). Love it!

  • ashleigh September 24, 2010, 10:18 am

    Grey’s is always full of such wisdom 🙂

    Eggs are my favorite breakfast but I usually save them for weekends. Looks like a nice race day is ahead!

  • Bee Goes Bananas September 24, 2010, 10:20 am

    That is such a cute bowl! I wish I had one.

    Your breakfast is so bright and colourful. I’m starting to think I want eggs and toast for lunch!

  • yummiee cupcake September 24, 2010, 10:26 am

    good luck and have fun with your race tomorrow!

  • Lauren September 24, 2010, 10:26 am

    Haha! My morning included pumpkin spice coffee, watching the Grey’s premiere and then reading your Breakfast post! I loooove Grey’s quotes! They should totally publish a book with all of Meredith’s gems 😉

  • Amy B @ Second City Randomness September 24, 2010, 10:26 am

    I was wondering if it was sad that I recognized it as Grey’s, but there are other people who knew it so I don’t feel as bad… 🙂 I do remember thinking, though, “that’s actually a pretty good one I could apply in various aspects of my life.”

  • Sara September 24, 2010, 10:28 am

    Good luck tomorrow! I’ll be running a 10K tomorrow, myself 🙂 But it’ll be a touch warmer here in MD. Hopefully we’ll both have good runs! 😀


  • Wei-Wei September 24, 2010, 10:34 am

    Good luck tomorrow! Your heart bowl is too cute. And I was wondering when you’d be tired of pumpkin… 😛

  • Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous September 24, 2010, 10:36 am

    I love your heart shaped dish!

  • Camille September 24, 2010, 10:38 am

    Hey, you gotta change it up sometimes!
    Good luck on your race!

  • Kelly September 24, 2010, 10:44 am

    Last nights greys!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) September 24, 2010, 10:48 am

    I think the weather skill looks WAY too hot for “fall” … we need a cold snap to come through. THAT would make racing wonderful 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 24, 2010, 10:54 am

    I loooooved that quote when I heard it last night! so very true.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) September 24, 2010, 11:04 am

    Oh pumpkin, how I love thee.

    But toast and eggs make a fun change. And I’m always impressed when people make all different breakfasts throughout the week. I’m so predictable when it comes to such things. 😉

  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) September 24, 2010, 11:25 am

    I have a race this weekend, too…my second marathon! I’m trying not to obesses over the weather, but so far it’s looking good. 😉

    Best of luck!

  • Theresa OBrien September 24, 2010, 11:28 am

    I love that quote! I wanted to rewind and write that down last night after Meredith said it on Greys! Thanks for doing that for me 🙂 Good luck in your race!!

  • Jennifer @ Frost Bites September 24, 2010, 11:35 am

    Good luck tomorrow! Have fun!!!

  • KatieTX September 24, 2010, 11:53 am

    I knew the change is constant part sounded familiar! I can def hear Meredith saying it…

  • Maren September 24, 2010, 11:59 am

    I always love your heart ramekin, bowl, thingy. It makes me smile every time 😀

  • faith @ gracefulfitness September 24, 2010, 12:02 pm

    I love that quote. I have experienced LOTS of changes this year and am working on riding the feelings of pure adrenaline rather than “death” but at moments it is VERY challenging.

  • Deanna@milestorun September 24, 2010, 12:08 pm

    Good luck tomorrow! I’ll be thinking of you. I love reading your race recaps and can’t wait to hear how it goes.

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 24, 2010, 12:15 pm

    High of 91?! Thank goodness for San Francisco and its fog! Having grown up here, I can’t handle “weather”. It’s going to be 78 here today, and that feels like hell to me. lol.

  • Beth @ bride in the little white dress September 24, 2010, 12:17 pm

    Honestly change makes me cringe. This quote definitely puts things into prospective, in a positive way. Good luck tomorrow, you’ll do great!

  • Amber K September 24, 2010, 12:20 pm

    See that’s why I just can’t do races. 8:30 is late? lol

  • Evan Thomas September 24, 2010, 12:37 pm

    MEREDITH GREY. Haha, I know those quotes like the back of my hand 🙂

  • Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon September 24, 2010, 12:43 pm

    Good luck at your race tomorrow! You’ll do wonderful for sure 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 24, 2010, 12:57 pm

    Just be ready for a windy, cold day on Sunday! It seems you are about 2 days behind us in Chicago – yesterday was 90, today is 55 and super windy!

    Good luck with the race!!

  • Susan@MomSwimBikeRun September 24, 2010, 1:17 pm

    Good luck with your race. Does it make me a bad woman that I have NEVER watched Grey’s?

  • Christine (Grad Skool Girl) September 24, 2010, 1:21 pm

    Love the quote about change…. It reminds me of another of my favorites from a book I had to read for an English class in college:

    “Consider: Whether you’re a human being, an insect, a microbe, or a stone, this verse is true. All that you touch You Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth Is Change.” – Octavia Butler

  • Lisa September 24, 2010, 1:22 pm

    I get burned out eating the same thing every day. Currently I am sick to death of scrambled eggs! I need to switch it up!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write September 24, 2010, 1:28 pm

    I think I’m the only person in the world who doesn’t LOVE pumpkin. It’s just okay to me.

    That quote is from Grey’s. Everyone posted that on Twitter last night, otherwise I wouldn’t know. I’m not a tv girl. 🙂 Great quote, though.

  • Heather in Seattle September 24, 2010, 1:34 pm

    I too bought some pumpkin last night- but headed out for the weekend to hike. I’ll open it monday perhaps. Breakfast was yogurt with oats and banana….before boot camp and my bike ride in, now I’m starving. 1.5 hours to go to lunch. I need a snack..

  • kate September 24, 2010, 1:38 pm

    I love pumpkin but I think its easy to tire out on the stuff! Good luck tomorrow. 91 degrees means you have the perfect excuse to head to the beach post race!

  • Andrea September 24, 2010, 1:39 pm

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • Heather September 24, 2010, 2:13 pm

    I loved when Meredith was talking last night!

    Good luck with your race tomorrow!

  • Lori Lynn September 24, 2010, 2:19 pm

    The recipe for the pumpkin looks really good. Definitely one I’ll have to try.

  • Stacey September 24, 2010, 2:27 pm

    I was going to say Jillian Michaels but now I see that I am WAY off, haha 😀 Good luck with your race tomorrow! You’ll do great Caitlin!

  • Kacy September 24, 2010, 2:33 pm

    I love the Grey’s quotes, people can hate on the show all they want but those quotes are pretty damn good.

    I hope your race isn’t too hot. Good luck!

  • Victoria September 24, 2010, 2:43 pm

    So I know you are tired of pumpkin but I have a good little treat/recipe…
    It is similar to your peanut butter pumpkin mixture but this tastes similar to the filling of pumpkin pie! FYI: I didn’t measure for any of this, I just went by flavor
    Mix cashew butter and pumpkin (try 2 tbs cb and 4-5 tbs pumpkin?), a dash of almond milk, a little agave or honey, cinnamon and nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice)… mix it up and eat with ginger crackers! (or graham crackers… or on toast… or just straight up!)

  • Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice September 24, 2010, 2:47 pm

    Tired of pumpkin?? Is that.. possible?!

  • Erica September 24, 2010, 2:51 pm

    Love a good savory breakfast. Best of luck at the race this weekend!!!

  • Wendy Irene (Give Love Create Happiness) September 24, 2010, 2:57 pm

    That is a very lovely quote! Thank you for sharing it. I love that you are a pumpkin queen! 🙂

  • Anne September 24, 2010, 2:59 pm

    Good luck tomorrow! I’m running Hit the Brixx in the morning, so I hope the weather is nice here too.
    I hope you’re not *too* tired of pumpkin 😉 – have you tried the pumpkin latte from Caribou? It completely trumps Starbucks. Epic!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 24, 2010, 7:44 pm

    Tired of pumpkin?! Never! 😉

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