Rice Bowl

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I just realized it’s FRIDAY!  Happy dance.  🙂 The weather is great in Charlotte, and I’m so excited to spend time outside this weekend.


I kicked things off with a steady 3.0-mile run this morning.  I’m excited to tackle a longer run tomorrow in preparation for the half marathon that I want to run in a month.


And then, my Dad came over lunch.  He’s been RVing at a park nearby, and it’s nice to have him around.  He’s even looking at real estate in South Carolina and might move here soon!


I made rice bowls for lunch.


In the bowl:


  • Brown Rice
  • Roasted carrots and broccoli
  • And a black bean veggie burger


All smothered in BBQ sauce!


I’m off for a special Girls on the Run meeting.  I reached out to the local television news about the Positivity Awards and told them that they should urge Charlotte residents to VOTE!  As a result, a reporter and film crew are meeting me at a local school to film another coach and me helping the girls run their  first practice 5K.    I’m excited to help coach and spread the word about voting.  You can help, too, by VOTING here!  Voting closes on the 14th, and I sure hope we win the $10,000 for GOTR! 🙂



  • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 12, 2010, 1:21 pm

    That’s awesome about the local tv news helping you get noticed!

    It just shows that sometimes when you put yourself out there, it really helps 🙂

    Great job Caitlin!

  • Ashley November 12, 2010, 1:26 pm

    You look just like your dad! How adorable! 🙂

  • Kelly November 12, 2010, 1:26 pm

    Awesome about the local news getting involved!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday November 12, 2010, 1:28 pm

    It’s nice to be living near family. I know I missed my family a lot when I moved out of town. Hopefully your dad finds a place near you!

  • Janae jacobs November 12, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Yummy rice bowl!!! That is so great that the news is covering girls on the run!!! I am going to vote!
    I made my students do the Friday happy dance this morning ha!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin November 12, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Aww that is so nice you get to have lunch with your dad on a whim! I wish my parents lived closer!

  • Jenn@ LiveWellFitNow November 12, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Yummy rice bowl!!

    Incredible exposure!! U r so awesome!

  • Kacy November 12, 2010, 1:39 pm

    So exciting that you dad might move so close! I love being close to my family, it’s super fun.

  • Erin November 12, 2010, 1:39 pm

    Your dad is adorable. I completely see the resemblance. 🙂

  • katie November 12, 2010, 1:41 pm

    you look just like your dad!

  • Dave @ tips4running November 12, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Good luck with the voting. I voted again today.

    Thanks for the interview again. Hopefully that will get you some more votes too. It’s such a great program you’re involved in. I left a nice note for my wife today for Operation Beautiful 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 12, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Woohoo! That’s great that Girls on the Run is getting so much publicity. I hope you win! 🙂

  • eml November 12, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Okay – so clearly I must get this BBQ sauce. I am the queen of drowning anything in salsa, mustard, PASTA SAUCES(!), and this looks like it could be a keeper…

  • Michele November 12, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Great PR with the local news for Girls on the Run.

    I rarely use BBQ sauce, but I’m thinking that might need to change. It sounds good.

  • Laurie November 12, 2010, 1:45 pm

    Wow, you look like your Dad alot! How sweet! Have a fun day!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion November 12, 2010, 1:53 pm

    I vote everyday, I love OB, GOTR and You 🙂

    That sunny picture of Maggie and James makes me jealous that it is warm where you live.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! November 12, 2010, 2:06 pm

    Your Rice Bowl looks so good! =)

  • Tab - Just Weighing In November 12, 2010, 2:17 pm

    I need to make me some of those bean burgers because they look fantastic

  • Camille November 12, 2010, 2:20 pm

    It seems like it would be really cool if your Dad moved to your neck of the woods! Hope it happens!

  • Alyssa November 12, 2010, 2:21 pm

    Such a good idea to get the local TV news station involved!!! 🙂

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 12, 2010, 2:28 pm

    It’s great you got to spend lunch with your dad! 🙂

  • Alyssa November 12, 2010, 2:45 pm

    Hey, I was reading the NYT online and came across its “Well” blog … they’re doing a series on vegetarian dishes for Thanksgiving, with an interactive list of all the recipes! I think some are vegan too.

    Here’s a link to the blog: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/vegetarian-thanksgiving/

    And here’s a link to the interactive recipe part: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/08/health/20101108_thanksgiving.html

    The food looks really good!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman November 12, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I can’t get over how much you look like your dad. Your smile is identical.

    Congrats on getting word about the vote out on local TV!

  • Jen November 12, 2010, 3:04 pm

    You and your Dad look so much alike!!! Yummy rice bowl 🙂


  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life November 12, 2010, 3:06 pm

    I voted, tweeted, and spread the word on facebook. 🙂 That’s awesome about the news spot!

    And I never thought of putting a veggie burger into a rice bowl… What an awesome idea! I have always seen tofu, and frankly I’m just not a huge fan of tofu.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 12, 2010, 3:09 pm

    It is so great for you to do this for such a great organization! Lunch looks perfect! Enjoy the beautiful day!

  • Charlie November 12, 2010, 3:51 pm

    This rice bowl looks amazing! Need to find a good BBQ sauce to put on top of everything ;).

  • Amber K November 12, 2010, 4:10 pm

    That is SO cool that you’re going to be on your local news! I hope it really gets the word out.

  • Nancy K @ NancysPerfect10 November 12, 2010, 4:12 pm

    Great news about the local station helping out!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In November 12, 2010, 4:26 pm

    How GREAT that you took the initiative and now are getting the press! I really wanted to run the STL GOTR 5K this sunday but now have a last minute weekend trip!

  • Carlee November 12, 2010, 5:31 pm

    I love how you use BBQ sauce on everything! It’s awesome!I actually bought some yesterday at the grocery store…inspired by the famous Caitlin yourself! hehe

  • Natalia - a side of simple November 12, 2010, 5:46 pm

    Hmm that rice bowl looks delicious! So great about the local news station covering the story! Such a positive cause, glad they can share it with others.

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 12, 2010, 6:08 pm

    Yum! Your rice bowl looks good. I’ve been voting, hopefully Operation Beautiful will win 🙂

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) November 12, 2010, 6:21 pm

    That would be so awesome if your dad moved closer to you!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 12, 2010, 6:35 pm

    That’s awesome that you’re getting some publicity for GOTR!

  • Becky at Flybynyght November 12, 2010, 7:37 pm

    My parents recently moved a mere half hour from me, in order to be closer to their favourite daughter! …It pays to be an only child sometimes 😉

  • Lacey @ Lake Life November 12, 2010, 8:49 pm

    You can really see the resemblance to your dad in that pic 🙂

    How exciting that your dad might move closer to you!

  • Rika November 12, 2010, 10:51 pm

    yay for James and Maggie pictures! I’ve been waiting for them 😀

  • G November 12, 2010, 11:49 pm

    It would be great if your dad moved to your neck of woods. I wish I could have lived closer to my family.

    By the way, you and your dad look so much alike.

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