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Fun announcement:  I am doing an Operation Beautiful presentation at North Country Community College in Ticonderoga, NY on Thursday at 12:15 in Room 217.  The public is welcome to attend, so I hope to see you there! πŸ™‚


So maybe the 12:30 hot yoga class was a bad idea when I have to be down in South Carolina for Girls on the Run at 2:20.


I totally realized my error during the first Warrior series Γ’β‚¬β€œ Whoops!  So I better make this fast.


Pre-yoga snack was Anne PÒ€ℒs 5-minute bar.



Times two πŸ™‚


And IÒ€ℒm going to inhale this lunch in the car:


Quinoa, BBQ sauce, Kidney Beans, spinach. Mmm.


IÒ€ℒm bringing the girls a special surprise today!  Today, weÒ€ℒre attempting to run  3.1 miles Γ’β‚¬β€œ their first 5K!


For every lap, they will receive a silly band (these things are so cool right now).  At the end, theyÒ€ℒll have 22 silly bands!


I wish I had invented silly bands! These things are expensive.


Remember slap bracelets?



What was the cool Ò€œthingÒ€ when you were a kid?



  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) November 9, 2010, 2:11 pm

    Pogs!! Those silly bands are “the thing” right now. All the kids in my classes have them!!

    • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat November 9, 2010, 5:24 pm

      OMG, I remember Pogs. I am not even sure I remember how the heck the game was played, but I remember being so excited for recess so that I could go play Pogs!!

      • Tricia Kuchler November 9, 2010, 6:23 pm

        You would make a stack of pogs and then throw the slammer down on top of it. I think the ones that flipped over were yours to keep and the rest went back into the pile? I think? Gosh, it’s been like 16 years since I’ve played!

  • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 9, 2010, 2:12 pm

    POGS!! They were epic. (that’s right, epic!)

    • Tricia Kuchler November 9, 2010, 6:22 pm

      Ha! I was totally going to say Pogs. They got banned from my school when I was in 5th grade because we all started gambling with them. I had such a cool slammer. It was metal… won every time!

  • Kiran November 9, 2010, 2:14 pm

    FRIENDSHIP bands were the trend those days πŸ˜€ Laugh me silly!

  • Emily November 9, 2010, 2:16 pm

    Oh geezus..when I was in 4-5th grade it was all about the GigaPets..or the Tomagachi (however you spell them!). You know..the little keychain “pets” you had to take care of. I recall having a TONNNN.

    • Maddie November 9, 2010, 5:59 pm

      I LIVED for gigapets. I’m pretty sure we played them so much they were banned at my Elementary school. Haha.

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin November 9, 2010, 2:17 pm

    Ohh slap bracelets!! At my current job, some companies submit entries to win awards for their region, and this year someone submitted a slap bracelet with their region’s name on it. I couldn’t help but laugh!

  • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 2:26 pm

    Pokemon, Tamagotchi, and, the best trend of all, Karma Beads! Oh and Gel Pens.

    • allison @ thesundayflog November 9, 2010, 2:34 pm

      yes!!! omg gel pens! my friends and i wrote EVERYWHERE with those!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 9, 2010, 2:27 pm

    I loved the slap bracelets! When I was a kid those friendship necklaces were pretty popular — where you each have 1/2 a heart.

  • Kelly November 9, 2010, 2:31 pm

    Haha my senior year of college they did 90s night at our favorite bar and gave out slap bracelets and glo sticks, it was amazing.

  • Jen @ Jen is Green November 9, 2010, 2:32 pm

    I remember slap bracelts! My school actually banned them. Ha! And then I remember giga pets…all the rage in 7th grade!!! Those got banned too…haha.

  • Sarah (A Runner's Heart) November 9, 2010, 2:32 pm

    Slap Bracelets all the way! Had them in every color! πŸ™‚ I went to a Christian school where we had to wear uniforms, so this was the only way we could “express” ourselves…Then the teachers got mad at us and took them up if we “slapped” the bracelets in class. haha πŸ™‚

  • Leah November 9, 2010, 2:32 pm

    Pogs, totally!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 9, 2010, 2:33 pm

    OMG I sooo remember slap bracelets!! I loved those. I saw the crazy bands a while ago and one of my co workers (who is a mom) had to explain to me what they were. Good luck to the girls on their 5km!

  • allison @ thesundayflog November 9, 2010, 2:34 pm

    POGS! hahah they were everywhere!

    • tina November 9, 2010, 2:45 pm

      haha i missed your post- i said the same thing- love it!

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! November 9, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Slap bracelets, scrunchies, overalls (shorts and long pants!), and bangs were all popular when I was in school! I work at a school and those bracelets you’re giving the girls are all the rage. They’re so neat! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda (Eating Up) November 9, 2010, 2:37 pm

    The cool thing was chunky plastic beaded homemade necklaces! They were awful–super colorful mish mash of beads worn like a choker around our neck. all. the. time.

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 9, 2010, 2:38 pm

    Jelly bracelets in 4th grade!!!

  • Jane November 9, 2010, 2:43 pm

    Trolls, and then later, Beanie Babies!

  • tina November 9, 2010, 2:45 pm

    omg, love slap bracelets- and i was also all about trolls (and barbie, obv).

    anyone else remember POGS? hahahah, i got them in a xmas white elephant last year!

    you should have given them 1 per mile…. 22 is so many $$!

  • kelly November 9, 2010, 2:47 pm

    I remember trying to make my own slap bracelets out of mini blinds lol πŸ™‚

  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher November 9, 2010, 2:48 pm

    Lisa Frank was IT was I was a kid!

  • Mary November 9, 2010, 2:48 pm

    Definitely the digital “pets” when I was in elementary school. We were also OBSESSED with beanie babies…I literally had hundreds of them. Now they’re collecting dust in my parents’ basement. Money well spent, Mom!

  • Erin @ Bishella November 9, 2010, 2:50 pm

    Oh man, when I was a kid we were all about pogs and gimp! Gimp got me started making jewelry so i’m thankful for that silly trend πŸ˜‰

  • Dave @ tips4running November 9, 2010, 2:50 pm

    I guess this is a different perspective, but I was big into a card game called “Magic the Gathering.” It was fun but expensive for a teenager! Oh – and thanks again for the interview.

  • Lauri November 9, 2010, 2:52 pm

    I am totally dating myself (I am old!) but back in 2nd/3rd grade friendship pins were all the rage – little safety pins with beads on them and we wore them on our sneakers. That and jelly bracelets…And the ultimate trend was the comb in the back pocket of your jeans…I idolized my BFF’s older sister with her feathered hair and comb in the back pocket!

    • Lisa November 9, 2010, 4:01 pm

      I remember friendship pins and jelly braclets…guess I am dating myself, too! And I confess I have never heard of slap bands.

    • Rachel November 12, 2010, 2:23 pm

      Me too! Someone had to make the friendship pin for you, and the colours were really important. Loved those.

  • Crystal November 9, 2010, 2:54 pm

    I used to LOVE slap bracelets! I canÒ€ℒt believe how much money those things cost.. for realz!

  • stephanie November 9, 2010, 2:54 pm

    couldn’t start the school year without a lisa frank trapper keeper.

    • Lily's Health Pad November 9, 2010, 3:12 pm

      My mom thought Trapper Keepers were too expensive. πŸ™ A plain notebook for little ole me…

  • Hope November 9, 2010, 2:55 pm

    OMG I totally had Snap bracelets AND a Snap watch! So much fun!

  • Joanie November 9, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I work in a K-5 Elementary School. we had to ban silly bands because they were such a distraction and so popular. Snap Bracelets were also banned in my school when I was in elementary school…


  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 9, 2010, 2:59 pm

    Wow, slap bracelets bring back memories from elementary school! I used to love giga pets and pokemon cards. I still think it would be neat to have a giga pet (shhh… don’t tell anyone I said that)!!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 9, 2010, 3:01 pm

    Jelly bracelets! I think I just aged myself big time! Looks like you have a crazy, but fun afternoon! Safe travels!

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) November 9, 2010, 3:01 pm

    When I was really young, crisp packet earrings were all the rage. Don’t ask! Apparantly if you put crips packets in the oven they dry out and go really small. You can then proceed to make funky jewellery out of them!

  • Jennifer@ knackfornutrition November 9, 2010, 3:08 pm

    Beanie Babies and Pongs! Oy, if I could only have all that money wasted back!!!

  • Jen November 9, 2010, 3:09 pm

    Reading all of these comments is taking me back…I love it!!! I have a 3rd grader and a Kindergartner, they LOVE Silly Bands!


  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 9, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Silly bands are CRAZY popular right now! Also, these balance necklace things. Phiten brand or something? My nephew wanted one for his bday and I figured sure, it’s gonna be what $20 at most? It was over $40 for that sucker!!!

  • Alison (Ali on the Run) November 9, 2010, 3:16 pm

    When I was growing up, slap bracelets were awesomeÒ€”until they were banned from my school! I remember Pogs being a big trend, and Pokemon, though I never got into either. And of course, fashion wise, Jelly Shoes were the hottest things out there!

  • Carolyn @ EatWell. LiveWell. BeWell. November 9, 2010, 3:16 pm

    slap bracelets, trolls, umbro shorts, Limited 2, body suits…

    should i go on?

  • Janna November 9, 2010, 3:17 pm

    Yes! Slap bracelets! Ha those pogs, friendship bracelets/necklaces, beaded braclets/necklaces, jelly shoes, beanie babies, side ponytails, scrunchies, spandex… oh goodness.

  • Carolyn @ EatWell. LiveWell. BeWell. November 9, 2010, 3:18 pm

    BTW – I worked at the Silver Bay YMCA right down the street from Ticonderoga. It is beautiful up there. You should totally check it out and go on a hike there. There is Nature’s Classroom that takes place there during the week. I would check it out (possible business connection?)

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:09 pm

      oh thanks! i will look into it.

  • Sarah November 9, 2010, 3:19 pm

    Slap bracelets were banned at my school because they were considered weapons!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:08 pm

      so lame!!

  • Amber K November 9, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Slap bracelets, I totally remember those! Friendship bracelets were the thing in elementary school. I always had a saftey pin through my pants with the strings hanging down from whatever I was working on.

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? November 9, 2010, 3:22 pm

    Oh slap bracelets! If you had one, you were automatically cool! πŸ™‚

  • Rachel November 9, 2010, 3:23 pm

    Pogs, beanie babies, gigapets, slap bracelets

  • erica November 9, 2010, 3:28 pm

    slap bracelets!!! those were banned at my school. other cool things…pogs, friendship bracelets, and those hypercolor shirts. hahaha.

    funny you should mention silly bandz…my nephew just shared 2 of his w/me yesterday!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking November 9, 2010, 3:36 pm

    Love posts like these – the comments are so fun to read! I definitely remember slouch socks, especially over tights. And pogs and beanie babies of course. And I definitely went through a friendship bracelet phase! and read the baby sitters club books nonstop.

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa November 9, 2010, 3:44 pm

    pogs and yoyos were popular. Also beanie babies!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 9, 2010, 3:48 pm

    Tomagotchis, Furbies, Pogs, Razor scooters, American Girl dolls, jelly bracelets, gel pens, oh my gosh I could go on and on…I still have about 300 Beanie Babies and six American Girl dolls in my bedroom. I was lucky to have cool grandparents πŸ™‚

  • Krista N November 9, 2010, 3:50 pm

    Garbage Pail Kid trading cards, plastic charm necklaces, friendship pins worm on your shoelaces, penny loafers with a penny, leggings with a long shirt that was held up, on one side, with a scrunchy!!! Oh man, my list could go on forever πŸ™‚

  • MegaNerd November 9, 2010, 3:58 pm

    Wish I could be there! I was all excited about meeting the GOTR girls! πŸ™ boo… maybe next time!

  • Laura @ DramaticallyFit (New blog!) November 9, 2010, 4:04 pm

    Oh yeah, definitely Beanie Babies. What about Tomogatchis? Remember those?

  • Halie November 9, 2010, 4:05 pm

    OMG POGs! Slap bracelets! Beanie Babies!

    I really miss my big thick brick-like gameboy. I miss Tetris and Super Mario brothers!! The new ones are NOT the same.

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) November 9, 2010, 4:15 pm

    What about scrunchies?! Will they ever make a come back? Please? The bigger, the better!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:07 pm

      my sister in law rocks scrunchies!

    • Brittney November 9, 2010, 9:15 pm

      I wear scrunchies, mainly because regular hair ties barely hold my thick, curly hair πŸ™‚

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy November 9, 2010, 4:19 pm

    LOVE slap bracelets. I found one at a craft store a couple years ago and my husband bought one for me πŸ™‚ It’s a happy flower and lives on a door knob now.

  • Rob Runs (Slowly) November 9, 2010, 4:21 pm

    I was a big fan of the slap bracelet, I was pretty thrilled to discover reflective ones made for running so I can relive my youth every time I head out into the dark morning.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 9, 2010, 4:29 pm

    hahah oooh yes – I remember those slap bands!!! hehe

  • Charlie November 9, 2010, 4:32 pm

    Pogs and yoyos were popular when I was younger.
    At 10, it became the “best friends” necklaces and bracelets. One has the “best” half heart. The other has the “friends” half heart. And they complete each other :).
    Every girl wanted a best friend to have one of these lol. You play for one-two weeks together and then you’re like “want to be my best friend?” :P.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 9, 2010, 4:33 pm

    I remember slap bracelets and I love those Silly Bands! haha πŸ˜›

    The cool thing to do was wear scrunchies on our wrists or tie sweaters around our waists πŸ˜›

  • Donna Porter November 9, 2010, 4:36 pm

    Having three kids, I think silly bandz are a GREAT idea! You are an awesome coach πŸ™‚

  • Shari November 9, 2010, 4:42 pm

    Oh wow, slap bracelets! Never in a million years would I have thought of those. I wanna say I was in third or fourth grade when they were popular. Everyone loved them!

  • Melissa November 9, 2010, 4:51 pm

    I went to a trade show thing a few months ago and got the coolest thing. It’s a slap bracelet for your beer (or coke). It’s made of typical koozie material, but works like a slap bracelet. Too freaking cool.

  • Meagan November 9, 2010, 4:54 pm

    POGS, beanie babies, jell pens to name a few! I had an extensive collection of each as a child.

  • Rachel November 9, 2010, 5:11 pm

    What a great idea for the run!
    yo-yo’s, pogs, tomagatchis…all really silly things that were cool when I was a kid.

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 9, 2010, 5:14 pm

    Puff paint t-shirts! And then tying them up on the side with some sort of neon holder (tragic).

    Keds. CK One. Stick-on earrings. Cat in the Hat-themed clothing.

    Ah, back in the good ‘ol days… πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:06 pm

      ohmigod i forgot about the plastic shirt holders.

  • Camille November 9, 2010, 5:24 pm

    I was all about slap bracelets. I had a really awesome one that was furry leopard print and I slapped it in class and my teacher took it away. I do believe that I never got it back.

  • Marci November 9, 2010, 5:32 pm

    The IN thing were those black rubber bracelets (I think they came in other colors too) that Madonna wore in Desperately Seeking Susan. YOu could intertwine them, making them double. WAY COOL!!!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman November 9, 2010, 5:34 pm

    Ticonderoga reminds me of No. 2 pencils. Yes, I’m strange.

    I loved slap bracelets too. I was so upset when they took them off the market because kids complained of getting slashed by metal. Wusses.

    • Lacey @ Lake Life November 9, 2010, 7:50 pm

      Lol nowadays they would just be called Emo πŸ˜‰

  • Tracy @ The Chameleon's Backbone November 9, 2010, 5:39 pm

    Friendship bracelets and acid washed jeans.

  • Krista (kristastes) November 9, 2010, 5:40 pm

    Haha I loved slap bracelets! There’s this bar in Philly that used to have 90’s happy hour — you got a drink AND a slap bracelet πŸ™‚ awesomeness! Silly bands are a fun reward idea!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:02 pm

      I want to go to that bar!

      • Krista (kristastes) November 9, 2010, 7:56 pm

        Such a fun idea, right!? Sadly, they only do it in the summer. I want 90’s happy hour all year round!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In November 9, 2010, 5:46 pm

    oh geez…tamagotchis! Fanny packs! so many crazy trends!! What a fun thing for you to do for them!!

  • Sarah @ EatRunGarden November 9, 2010, 5:50 pm

    Slap bracelets and pogs! Those were both awesome when I was younger.

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous November 9, 2010, 5:55 pm

    Ohmygosh, slap bracelets all the way! Until parents realized you could really cut yourself on one, that is!

  • Elisabeth November 9, 2010, 6:12 pm

    Friendship bracelets, jelly bracelets, snap bracelets, Umbro shorts, LA Gear, bodysuits – especially the ones with the shoulders out (yuck!), loafers with a penny, scrunchies, shirts where you tied the two tails on the bottom, leggings with no feet & lace at the bottom – especially with a short denim skirt, jean jackets, , multiple layers of bright-colored socks, , jelly shoes, anything neon!, tight rolled/French rolled/pegged jeans. I could go on forever!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 9, 2010, 6:12 pm

    The silly bands are SUCH a good idea! And wow do snap bracelets and pongs bring back memories…

  • Tracy November 9, 2010, 6:15 pm

    slap bracelets, swatch watches, calculator watches, ,frienship bracelets, friendship necklaces, jelly bracelets, puff paint tshirts, tye-dye shirts, those shirts that changed color b/c of your body heat, stir-up pants, scrunchies on the wrist, bugle boy, french cuffed pants…wow, that’s a long list:)

    • Lacey @ Lake Life November 9, 2010, 7:48 pm

      Hyper color!!! I forgot about that πŸ™‚

  • Monica November 9, 2010, 6:35 pm

    Oh my goodness, I loved slap bracelets! But they were banned from our school because parents thought the metal in then would cut through the fabrics and then cut the kids. Worry much folks?

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged November 9, 2010, 6:39 pm

    I totally rocked those slap bracelets and the jelly ones too…but the biggest thing for me was gel pens! Good Lord you couldn’t be a cool kid without a pack of glitter Jelly Rolls…I remember being so stoked when my uncle bought me a whole 100 pack…and the other day I found the same one in a store and had to buy it for good old times sake πŸ˜‰ 22 going on 8, I tell ya!

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence November 9, 2010, 6:54 pm

    I loved the slap bracelets and giga pets- the little handheld things where you fed and played with a dog or cat. They were so funny!

  • Heather November 9, 2010, 7:04 pm

    when I taught 5th grade last year those bands got out of control! we had to limit it to 2 per person and then I think we totally got rid of them, b/c it was pure madness with them!!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 9, 2010, 7:18 pm

    Oh my gosh, there were so many ridiculous fads when I was young! Tamigotchis, pogs, jawbreakers, Furbies…

  • Lauren November 9, 2010, 7:22 pm

    Gosh I use to love those snap bracelets. And Pogs and Nano Pets and Furbies. Oh and Beanie Babies. I could go onÒ€¦.

  • Teacherwoman November 9, 2010, 7:24 pm

    Silly Bands are the DEVIL! but, cool. Just a nightmare to elementary teachers!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life November 9, 2010, 7:43 pm

    Haha I remember when slap bracelets were banned from my school!

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks November 9, 2010, 7:54 pm

    We’re currently selling silly bands AND slap bracelets in our attractions gift shop. We are merging the generations! πŸ˜‰

    I keep wandering away with the slap bracelets though…

    When I was a kid, I really liked Lisa Frank stationary products…purple and blue dalmatians on my binder? Suuure!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 9, 2010, 8:14 pm

    i LOVED slap braclets! My kids at school have so many silly bands – it’s kind of died down in fifth grade thank goodness!

  • Nikki M. November 9, 2010, 10:07 pm

    Skip-it was the shizz when I was in school! We could skip-it all day πŸ™‚

  • Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy November 9, 2010, 10:35 pm

    Pogs and Pokemon Cards and Furbies! Hahaha but my absolute favorite toy was the tomagotchi!!

  • Jolene ( November 9, 2010, 10:58 pm

    Snap bracelets, soother necklaces … both were totally cool!

  • Nikka November 10, 2010, 12:38 am

    I loved loved loved snap bracelets!
    Too bad they were banned at my school πŸ™
    Apparently someone could use it as a weapon!.?!?

  • Kristy November 10, 2010, 7:33 am

    LOL – they totally had slap bands with flowers in the dollar section at Target the other day… Memories πŸ™‚

  • Dee November 10, 2010, 8:14 am

    Oh my gosh! Snap-on bracelets! I loved those! LOL.

  • Tracy November 10, 2010, 2:22 pm

    My kids love those silly bands! I feel like we have thousands all over our house. I wish I would have invented (or at least marketed and sold) them, too. I heard on the Ellen Show that the company has made $200 MILLION!!

  • Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler November 16, 2010, 10:17 pm

    Psst… Dollar Tree sells Silly Band knock-offs for a buck.

    I definitely remember slap bracelets. I still have a few around here somewhere.

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