After running a marathon…


We transformed into Katy Perry and Russell Brand (I love her, and the Husband is actually British, so it works).  I actually wore kitten heels.  I ended up sitting down for most of the evening!


Halloween was very fun.  My camera was acting up, so I only got pictures of some stuff.  Which was too bad because I saw SO many amazing costumes:


  • Six Degrees of Separation + Kevin Bacon (the girl was a graduate with six huge diplomas hanging from her neck and the guy was a giant piece of bacon with a ‘Hello, My name is Kevin’ sticker)
  • The Duggar Family
  • Roller derby girls with bloody faces
  • Anchorman
  • An Ice princess
  • A beekeeper + a bee
  • ANOTHER Katy Perry and Russell Brand
  • A murderous bride and her dead groom
  • Mario and the Princess
  • A Renaissance lady and a joker
  • A bullfightin’ woman and a bull
  • Potatoes
  • Doubledare


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The Husband’s make-up was hysterical.  And he wouldn’t stop calling me, “Babe! Babe! Hey Katy!”


I like him as a redhead much, much more. 🙂


Before we left for the parties, I had a leftover bowl of ravioli and veg.  I also made a dent in each of the buffets at the two parties we attended, eating up appetizers + tempeh + pumpkin dip+ crackers with hummus + pumpkin seeds + praline covered pecans + Halloween cookies… and oh, did I put away the Halloween cookies.  I think I had seven cookies over the course of the night?  So good.


I also had a beer and a wine:


By 1:30 AM, I came home and crashed hard!


Oddly enough, I woke up with cinnamon rolls on my mind.  I Googled the Pioneer Woman’s recipe and realized that I was missing key ingredients (like yeast), so I opted to create my own (lazy) version.


Lazy Girl’s Cinnamon Bread French Toast


Ingredients (for two servings):


  • Four pieces of whole wheat bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 tablespoon of Earth Balance
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1.5 tablespoon brown sugar



  • Hit griddle and grease with butter or cooking spray
  • Beat eggs in a shallow bowl
  • Dip each side of each toast into egg, as you normally would for French Toast
  • Place on griddle
  • Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in small, microwaveable bowl.


  • Microwave for 30 seconds, stir thoroughly.
  • Flip toast and pour sugar mixture on cooked top of two of the toasts.


  • Wait thirty seconds and then put un-sugared toasts on top of the sugared toasts.
  • Plate and serve.


I had mine with a little Green Monster, which the Husband made.  I’m not sure what it has in it besides almond milk, spinach, banana, protein powder, and ginger.  But the ginger is strong!



And the Lazy Girl’s Cinnamon Bread French Toast was ah-maz-ing.  Totally satisfied my cravings without having to slave in the kitchen.


A body update:


  • My legs are super sore
  • My abs hurt, too <—need to do more core work, clearly!
  • I still have all my toenails 🙂
  • I am only majorly chafed on my ribcage.
  • My ankle feels like I pounded the side of a sneaker into it for 26.2 miles
  • I am craving a very light yoga session to loosen up my hips.


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  :)  You are boo-tiful!



  • Camille October 31, 2010, 12:48 pm

    Oh my gosh, your costumes are amazing!
    My favorite costumes I have seen so far!

  • Anne October 31, 2010, 12:49 pm

    Girl, you crazy! Glad you had a good time out even after running a marathon. I’m sure the hubby was hysterical as Russell Brand.

  • Little Bookworm October 31, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Your coustumes are great! Love the Cinnamon Bread French Toast recipe as well. 🙂

  • Janene Giuseffi October 31, 2010, 1:01 pm

    AHH, you guys look fantastic as Katy & Russell, and congrats on an awesome marathon, too! Keep rockin’!

  • Kristy @ KristyRuns October 31, 2010, 1:02 pm

    LOVE the costumes! HAHA! P.S. How the heck did you wear kitten heals last night?!?!? I am impressed! 🙂

    I am soooo sore this morning after the race. No heels for me for a few days. 😉

  • grocery goddess jen October 31, 2010, 1:08 pm

    I can’t believe you rocked two Halloween parties after running a marathon! You guys look great.

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather October 31, 2010, 1:09 pm

    I love that you call it lazy girl’s french toast… looks great!

    Great costumes by the way!

  • Courtney October 31, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Aww I love your costumes! And the Double Dare ones- great show 😀 Happy halloween!


    a pumpkin

  • Joy - HTP Mom October 31, 2010, 1:14 pm

    Your recap of the Marathon was wonderful. It was almost like being there with you. You should be so proud of how strong and efficient you have developed your body with the tender loving care you have applied …. one of the pay offs was at this race for sure. Success is Forever!
    Inspiring. You should be proud of yourself and I know you are. Me too!
    Great costumes by the way. Kristien looks totally in character = WOW.

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life October 31, 2010, 1:17 pm

    I can’t believe you went out after running a marathon!! Ya’lls costumes looked awesome! The boy and I are dressing up tonight, I can’t wait!

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 31, 2010, 1:18 pm

    You guys look great! And the baked potatoes are pretty hilarious too 🙂

    I’m glad you have all of your toenails — I broke my big toe nail during a training run last spring and it is healing properly, but I was super scared it would all fall off — I never realized how much I loved my toenails until one almost fell off!

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) October 31, 2010, 1:21 pm

    Ginger in a green monster. . . I might have to try that!

  • Rachel @ EatMoreMeatLess October 31, 2010, 1:21 pm

    Glad to see you’re alive and kicking! I’ve been looking forward to this post so that I could know what you ate today, post-marathon! Glad you had a good time last night 🙂

  • Nicole October 31, 2010, 1:25 pm

    Congrats again on your second marathon! Love your costume, can’t believe you were able to wear heels!!

  • Krystina (Organically Me) October 31, 2010, 1:30 pm

    HAHAHA I LOVE his costume! Happy Halloween!

    Congrats on your marathon, by the way. 🙂

  • Gina October 31, 2010, 1:34 pm

    LOVE the costume 🙂

  • kathleen October 31, 2010, 1:36 pm

    When you said lazy girls french toast i figured it would be some sort of frozen heat & serve french toast. Cooking yourself breakfast is hardly lazy!

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun October 31, 2010, 1:36 pm

    Looks like a great time! I haven’t been to a Halloween party in so long. They really are so much fun though.

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) October 31, 2010, 1:36 pm

    I love the costumes! I don’t know how you went to a party after running a marathon but major props to you! 🙂

    Congratulations again on an amazing marathon! 🙂

    Have a happy halloween!

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) October 31, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Haha your pun at the end made me lol! 😛
    Scary how much the hubby looks like Russell Brand here! You make an awesome Katy Perry too, and kudos to the partying+kitten-heel wearing the day after a marathon! Happy Halloween! 😀

  • Lacey @ Lake Life October 31, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Your costumes kick a**!!!!

    I commented to Diana that if she had had a costume contest you two would have won hands down 😉

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 31, 2010, 1:49 pm

    I love your costume!! The husband got so into it, it’s great 🙂

  • hippierunner October 31, 2010, 1:52 pm

    You guys look great! And whoo-hoo for having all your toenails still!

  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher October 31, 2010, 1:53 pm

    great katy + russell!

  • Book Worm Runs October 31, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Happy Halloween! Love the costumes!! :o) Rest up and recuperate today…you deserve it!!

  • Carol October 31, 2010, 2:08 pm

    Keep moving! Even if it’s only a walk around the block, just keep moving. I found that by doing that, and some really slow, quiet stretching (nothing too major, since your muscles are so over used already) really helped me recover quickly. My marathon was on a Sunday and by Wednesday, no one knew by looking at me that I had just run 42.2km.

    Great job on your marathon! When’s your next one?

    • Caitlin October 31, 2010, 2:09 pm

      I’m signed up for one on December 11 but I’m not sure I’m going to do it. I might drop down to the half.

      • Carol October 31, 2010, 2:21 pm

        Yeah…that seems a little too close. There’s a guy up here in Cochrane (town right outside my city) that’s running 5 a week, or aiming for 250 in total by the end of the year, to race money for Kids can Play. THAT’S definitely too many for me, but I may try and head out for a run with him, just to say I did.
        Sadly, marathon season in Canada is basically over, but I do have some short ones in my immediate future. Who knew I’d get hooked like this!

  • Natalia - a side of simple October 31, 2010, 2:25 pm

    Love your costumes! And your breakfast 🙂 Happy Halloween!

  • Caroline October 31, 2010, 2:37 pm

    Congrats on your marathon! You did amazing! And I LOVE you and hubby’s costumes! Ya’ll made a great Katy and Russell! 🙂

  • Gretchen October 31, 2010, 2:45 pm

    You are amazing! seriously…run a marathon and then party until dawn. How fun. Oh to be 20 something again! Cute costumes by the way. Congratualations on your awesome race. You inspire me… I tend to be a weekend warrior when it comes to running, which makes it hard every time…I haven’t reached the point where I actually enjoy “the journey” as I am running, but I enjoy knowing what I accomplished once I’ve finished (does that make sense?)… I do have a goal in mind…and I plan on committing myself to achieve it..pain is temporary, right? I think my hurdles are all mental 🙂

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit October 31, 2010, 2:46 pm

    That french toast looks awesome! Perfect recovery food 🙂

  • Kiran October 31, 2010, 2:56 pm

    You both look amazingly cute Katy & Russell 😀
    Girl, how did u pull off kitten heels after a marathon is beyond me!

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair October 31, 2010, 2:59 pm

    I LOVE your costumes! Hilarious!! I’m very impressed that you went to TWO Halloween parties after running a marathon! I was definitely not in any condition to do anything like that after my marathon!

  • Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) October 31, 2010, 3:03 pm

    Congrats on the marathon PR!! That’s amazing! And you definitely deserve as many cookies, cake, and treats as you can eat after running that distance!

  • Kelly October 31, 2010, 3:05 pm

    Iam beyond impressed that you woke up drove 2 hours to run a marathon, set a PR, drive 2 hours home AND still dress up and go to a Halloween party! I am tired just typing all that out!! haha! Congrats again on the PR…ride that wave high…you have earned it. 🙂

  • Lesley October 31, 2010, 3:20 pm

    I love the blue wig. You guys looked great!

  • christina cadden October 31, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Awe, love all the photos!

  • Charlie October 31, 2010, 3:40 pm

    Wow! Still had the energy to go to two parties after a marathon? 😉 French toasts look yummy :D.

  • Becky October 31, 2010, 3:52 pm

    I am SO proud of you!!! I’m also very excited because I too decided on a two week taper and hope it pays off! You rocked it!

  • eml October 31, 2010, 4:02 pm

    Should have came here earlier – would have gotten some great costume ideas! Your hubby looks awesome – and so do you of course 🙂

  • Mary Ann October 31, 2010, 4:10 pm

    Just wanted to tell you congrats on your marathon! You were great!

  • kyla October 31, 2010, 4:11 pm

    You’re awesome! Keep on inspiring us because these last two posts have made me so so excited to start my training for my 2nd marathon next month!

  • Sarah @ EatRunGarden October 31, 2010, 4:21 pm

    That french toast sounds good.
    I would also like to mention how much reading your blog and others like it have inspired me. I ran my very first 10k today and I think I did great! So thanks for the inspiration and I hope you keep on blogging for a while! 🙂

  • Carlee October 31, 2010, 4:22 pm

    aww! i loved that boo-tiful! lol
    that looks amazing! wait what is the stuff that looks like jelly on your toast. i’m confused! lol

  • Amber K October 31, 2010, 4:37 pm

    Those costumes rock! What a fun time.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 31, 2010, 4:58 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your costume!!!

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats October 31, 2010, 5:03 pm

    his makeup is awesome hahah.

    looks like fun!

  • Thetreadmilldiaries October 31, 2010, 5:04 pm

    Even with taking a shortcut or two, that French toast still looks yummy. I happen to love the stuff.

  • Grace October 31, 2010, 5:08 pm

    What a day! I just can’t believe you did all these in the same day: spending 4 hours on the ride, smashing your marathon PR and went to two parties in amazing costume. You are awesome!!

  • alyssa October 31, 2010, 5:21 pm
  • Joanne October 31, 2010, 5:36 pm

    Super Marathon! I love that you had the energy to go out and have a great time at the party. Great going, Caitlin!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 31, 2010, 5:38 pm

    Omg, I LOVE your costumes!!! Hilarious! I bet you were a big hit at the party 😀

  • Lindsey @ EatReadRun October 31, 2010, 5:44 pm

    Awesome costume!! And I haven’t said congrats on an amazing marathon!! It seemed like an awesome race. Hope you’re still enjoying some of that post-marathon high! 🙂

  • Lisa October 31, 2010, 5:58 pm

    Cute costumes!!

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 31, 2010, 6:04 pm

    Marathon and then Halloween party? You should have gone as Paula Radcliffe! 🙂

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) October 31, 2010, 6:37 pm

    Great run! You are AWESOME and inspiring!

    I don’t see how you lasted until 1AM after running 26.2 miles. I would have crashed, pronto!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 31, 2010, 6:52 pm

    I can’t believe you wore heels, let alone went out at all after running a marathon! You’re crazy! 😀

  • Rebecca October 31, 2010, 6:53 pm

    Your lazy girls french toast looks awesome, I might have to try that tonight for dinner

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 31, 2010, 6:56 pm

    You two looked awesome as Katy and Russell! LOVE IT! I can’t believe you wore heels even if it was for a little bit. you are EPIC! 🙂

  • Hangry Pants October 31, 2010, 7:15 pm

    I love your Katy perry and russell brand! And the potatoes.

  • Wei-Wei October 31, 2010, 8:46 pm

    Ahhhh, the bliss of marathon refueling… 😀 I can’t believe you went to a party after running a marathon!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 31, 2010, 10:11 pm

    I cannot believe you went out and partied until 1:30 after running a marathon. You are amazing.

  • Jolene ( October 31, 2010, 10:37 pm

    I love the costumes!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Halloween!

  • Elise November 1, 2010, 12:17 am

    LOVE the costumes 🙂 I cannot believe you stayed out that late, though! I totally crashed after my marathon!

  • Marie-Sophie November 1, 2010, 1:37 am

    Ginger … yay to your husband for anti-inflammation!! Brendan Brazier is a huge supporter, I read but since I am not doing marathons or long-distance things right now due to a very long, exhausting clerkship+examination, it would be interesting to see and hear if it works 🙂

    • Caitlin November 1, 2010, 9:17 am

      I vote yes 🙂 I eat a LOT of ginger!

  • Nat Carter November 1, 2010, 6:16 am

    Go girl! Nothing like going for a big run then kicking your heels up afterwards….Happy Halloween from Australia

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) November 1, 2010, 9:35 am

    I can’t believe the costumes! Your husband is HYSTERICAL & I love the pairing with your bright blue hair. Two thumbs up for creativity!

  • Sarah November 1, 2010, 3:41 pm

    When you said a while ago that you and your husband were going as Russell Brand and Katy Perry I could NOT see it at all. No offense, but especially your husband. That said, you guys look excellent and I can’t believe how well he pulled it off! I literally LOLd when I saw these pics. Thanks for the laugh!

  • Ivy November 1, 2010, 5:33 pm

    I saw something at Tractor Supply that reminded me of you – Lady Anti-Monkey Butt powder. Weird name, but it’s to prevent chafing. As I recall it was pretty cheap, and came in a cute pink bottle with a monkey on it :). Maybe worth trying for your next long run.

    • Caitlin November 1, 2010, 5:36 pm

      oh thanks! i’ll look into this.

  • Nicole November 7, 2010, 10:10 am

    Just did a vegan version of Lazy Girl’s Cinnamon Bread French Toast! Instead of the regular egg mix, I used 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup almond milk, and a 1/4 cup pumpkin! It was amazing, but wouldn’t have been without the wonderful cinnamon filling! Thanks for sharing this. Great blog and congrats on the awesome marathon finish!

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