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Good morning!  So glad to be back in the South.  It’s warm here!


Two out of three speaking engagements for the month of November are officially over.  I have one more next week at Villanova, Pennsylvania (it’s open to students if anyone is interested in attending).  I love to give presentations, but all this traveling is tiring.  When are they going to invent the teleportation device?



No, really.  I realize there are basic laws of physics at play here, but seriously – that would be pretty handy.


I had a 9 AM [in real life] meeting this morning, but it was thankfully canceled, and I got to sleep in.  Don’t you love it when stuff like that happens?  It meant I had more time for breakfast.


Pumpkin Oats!


In the bowl:


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 canned pumpkin
  • Cinnamon
  • Chia seeds
  • Toppings:  pumpkin seeds and brown sugar


Work, run, lunch on the agenda.



  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin November 12, 2010, 10:02 am

    That’s awesome that your meeting got canceled – best way to start a Friday! 🙂 Traveling, whether for fun or for work, can be SO exhausting. At least the weekend is almost here!!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 12, 2010, 10:02 am

    I agree traveling for work is tiring. It’s exciting, and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to travel for work too. But sometimes, it takes days to really recover following those busy, busy trips.

  • tina November 12, 2010, 10:03 am

    seriously, traveling is super exhausting!!! i’m taking an hour flight to des moines this weekend… and i’ll spend more time in the airport then i will flying!!! haha, at least the destination is usually worth it 🙂

  • Kelly November 12, 2010, 10:05 am

    My sister goes to Villanova, I’m totally telling her to go!

  • Alina @ Duty Free Foodie November 12, 2010, 10:06 am

    This made me laugh – I’ve been secretly hoping for a teleportation device forever!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 12, 2010, 10:09 am

    If I could have one superpower, teleportation would be the one!! That’s great you got some extra sleep and breakfast time 🙂

  • janae @ hungryrunnergirl November 12, 2010, 10:09 am

    I am so so glad you got to sleep in!! Traveling is so tiring, I could not agree with you more!! Have an amazing lunch and run!!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 12, 2010, 10:10 am

    So glad you made it back safely and are off to a good start today! I enjoyed a massive bowl of pumpkin oats too this morning and now I am off running with my day! Definitely in need of the teleportation device here today too! Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday November 12, 2010, 10:13 am

    Actually the use of tractor beams (ie. light rays) to move objects is getting closer to reality.

    Scientists have been developing devices to move objects (albeit tiny ones right now) a few feet using only tractor beams to heat the air around the particle causing the molecules around the particle to move. The surrounding moving molecules then push the particle.

    True story.

  • Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) November 12, 2010, 10:13 am

    I love when I unexpectedly get to sleep in! It makes me appreciate the sleep so much more and always puts me in a great mood 🙂 Have a good day!

  • Megs November 12, 2010, 10:18 am

    Hi Caitlin,

    Just a heads up while you are at Villanova there’s a Lululemon store down the road in Wayne and the girls are super nice and would love to hear about Operation Beautiful and several yoga studios! Have a blast!

    • Caitlin November 12, 2010, 5:18 pm

      i can’t walk it – i’ll spend so much $$$!

  • Melissa @ Running with Needles November 12, 2010, 10:18 am

    Traveling can be so exhausting, especially when you are on the go the whole time!

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow November 12, 2010, 10:33 am

    Traveling is tiring. End of story! Whether for work or play it can be tough, especially when you are going to cold places like PA! I’m in Boston and we’ve been freezing all week! I want to run home to Texas where the sun shines and it’s 70 degrees. 😉

  • Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) November 12, 2010, 10:41 am

    Glad that you are enjoying home. How long will you be in the Villanova area for? I am from philadelphia. is the presentation only open to students of nova?

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman November 12, 2010, 10:42 am

    I’m heading home for a wedding this weekend and I could use a beaming device. Getting up early enough for a 9 AM flight (on a SATURDAY) does not sound fun. Even better: if they could beam me in my PJs.

  • Camille November 12, 2010, 10:46 am

    Ooh, that’s the best 🙂
    Happy Friday!

  • Alyson November 12, 2010, 10:46 am

    I had pumpkin oats this morning as well (inspired by all your pumpkin recipes!).. They were amazing, but I can never seem to make my pictures look appetizing like your pretty ones! Also, I go university in Ontario, Canada and am a huge fan of both HTP and Operation Beautiful (I bought the book as soon as it came to Canada!).. I was so happy the other day as I found a Operation Beautiful note at my school’s gym and I wasnt the one who posted it! Your influence has hit Southern Ontario!

    • Caitlin November 12, 2010, 5:17 pm

      Yay! that is awesome. did you get a pic?

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 12, 2010, 10:48 am

    I wonder how close Villanova is to Altoona? I’ll have to check!

    Have a great Friday!

  • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 12, 2010, 10:51 am

    That breakfast looks yummy! Have a good run today 🙂

  • CarrieBeth November 12, 2010, 10:57 am

    i LOVE when things in the morning get cancelled and then i’m able to have more time to myself to eat breakfast, read, clean…just whatever.
    i can’t believe i’ve been seeing pumpkin oats on your blog this whole season and i still have made them for myself! i’m putting that on my to-do list for next week 🙂

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up November 12, 2010, 11:01 am

    Sounds like a good Friday to me! 🙂

  • Claire November 12, 2010, 11:10 am

    What day are presenting at Villanova? Do you know what time?

    • Caitlin November 12, 2010, 5:16 pm

      wed at 6! I’ll post the deets soon!

  • Amanda November 12, 2010, 11:29 am

    I’d love the presentation details, too. I work in Philly and live on the Main Line .. maybe we could set something up?

    • Caitlin November 12, 2010, 5:16 pm

      yay def! i will look at my schedule and see. i hope something works out!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit November 12, 2010, 11:34 am

    So inspiring that you have created something where you are asked to travel and speak to people on such an important topic 🙂

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? November 12, 2010, 11:34 am

    I love when anything scheduled before noon gets cancelled. 🙂 Breakfast is the best part of the day, as long as theres actually time to eat it.

  • Kacy November 12, 2010, 11:37 am

    Traveling really is one of the most exhausting things ever. But I love it anyways!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 12, 2010, 11:40 am

    When are you going to be at Villanova?! I live 15 minutes from there and will be home next week, plus a ton of my friends go there, so I’d love to see if I can get in with one of them!!

    • Caitlin November 12, 2010, 5:15 pm

      next wed! i’ll post more info soon.

  • Kristen November 12, 2010, 11:58 am

    I wish I could teleport! 🙂 How nice would it be to teleport to Paris for a nutella crepe for dessert?!?!

  • Amber K November 12, 2010, 12:10 pm

    Hope you’re having a relaxing morning!

  • Natalia - a side of simple November 12, 2010, 12:17 pm

    Totally guilty of being a Star Trek fan… 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 12, 2010, 12:40 pm

    Sounds delicious and I LOVE that bowl!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] November 12, 2010, 12:53 pm

    Those oats look incredible this morning – so thick!!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) November 12, 2010, 12:57 pm

    I’m always so jealous of your leisurely breakfasts! Glad you got to enjoy one today. 🙂

  • Ali November 12, 2010, 1:09 pm

    I bet it is good to be home. I don’t know how you travel so much. Packing for a trip even if it is two days stresses me out. I bet you just get used to it! Yay for sleeping in, Oscar and I did it yesterday and it felt great!

  • Charlie November 12, 2010, 1:12 pm

    In high school, I traveled 1H30 morning AND evening to go to school. Would have been useful to be able to teleport then ;).

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged November 12, 2010, 1:28 pm

    I totally have some leftover pumpkin seeds from a cracker recipe I did a little bit ago…definitely going into my next bowl of oats!

  • Dee November 12, 2010, 1:33 pm

    A teleportation device would be SO awesome!

  • eatmovelove November 12, 2010, 1:39 pm

    Do you mix all the oats stuff in together? Cooked on the stove or in the microwave?

    • Caitlin November 12, 2010, 5:15 pm

      on the stovetop and yup – all together in the pot. takes about 5 minutes.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 12, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Canceled meetings/class are always the best. Unless you happen to get all the way there to find out it’s canceled..but thankfully that wasnt the case for you!

  • Katie @ peacebeme November 12, 2010, 2:36 pm

    Wow, you can tell you are your dad’s daughter! 🙂 People say I look like my dad too.

  • yummieecupcake November 12, 2010, 3:29 pm

    hey Caitlin!

    I put up my last post today. Decided not to blog anymore but wanted to thank you for encouraging me to start the blog. If it weren’t for your OB, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

    So I want to thank you.. for EVERYTHING!!


    • Caitlin November 12, 2010, 5:14 pm

      🙂 I am glad you are in a happier place. That means a lot. Keep commenting so we can keep in touch!

  • yummieecupcake November 12, 2010, 3:30 pm

    but of course, I’ll be back here to read your blog!

  • Olivia November 12, 2010, 4:12 pm

    I was gna tweet u but thought ud probably get this before noticing my tweet?! not sure.
    anyhow .. i know u can help us with this.. when view # is 100,000 for this utube vid, large $$$ will be donated for insulin to children in need will be given!

    we must get the number up there before Nov 14th!

    I know u can help!

    ((my twitter is @LiviMD))

    • Caitlin November 12, 2010, 5:14 pm

      Yay! What a good video to watch! I twittered it 🙂

      • Olivia November 12, 2010, 6:02 pm

        THANK UUU!!!!!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now November 12, 2010, 4:42 pm

    Love when you get to sleep in unexpectedly. It’s the best!

  • emlod10 November 12, 2010, 5:47 pm

    JUST graduated!!! give yourself time with traffic 🙂 good luck!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 12, 2010, 6:11 pm

    Pumpkin oats are the best! I wish they’d invent a teleportation device too. That would make traveling so easy!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 12, 2010, 6:20 pm

    I’ve always wished I could apparate like in Harry Potter. 😉

  • Kelly November 12, 2010, 7:14 pm

    I have always wanted a teleportation device too! I love to see new places but the actual travel can really cut into my enjoyment especially because it takes up days that I could be at the cool place!

  • allyson November 12, 2010, 8:34 pm

    OMG-i cant believe you are going to be around my home, at villanofun (sorry inside joke among friends, rivals of them). hope you are styaing near the campus, tone of shopping and restaurants

  • k November 12, 2010, 11:16 pm

    Yay for Villanova! I went to school there. Good pizza (lots of veggie options) at Peace of Pizza right down the road!

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