Fun with Vibrams

in Vibrams

I wore my Vibrams to Girls on the Run yesterday – the shoes were a total hit.  They decided it looked like I had gorilla feet.


Plus, I get to run/walk about a mile with the girls so it’s a great way to break them in!  I’m still not used to running very far in them at all.


Oh, and I wanted to tell you guys about the fun activity we did!  Each time the girls ran by this poster board, they wrote down an activity or thing that made them feel happy and positive.  Most girls ran 1 mile, but one ran 2, so they wrote down 6 – 12 positive things each.



Pie and cupcakes were popular!  🙂


Dinner was this amazing white bean and basil hummus toast with a carrots, tomato, and balsamic dressing (I’m in love with this brand).



So, Nicole and I went shopping this evening (I bought a bath mat and other random items), and I grabbed these iced lemon cookies at Trader Joe’s.  They were SO delicious with English breakfast tea.  I had a couple handfuls of cookies… I just love citrusy shortbread cookies.



Does anyone have a great scone recipe?  I would love to make some this weekend!



  • Katie @ peacebeme February 11, 2011, 8:53 pm

    LOVE shortbread of all kinds, that looks so good with the lemon! 🙂

    Do you ever worry that the girls will jump on the Vibram thing without research and hurt themselves?

    • Kara February 11, 2011, 9:41 pm

      I’d be more concerned with Vibrams becoming the new “it” shoe in middle schools across the nation 🙂 Imagine all the poor middle aged parents trying to figure out why their kids want these funny looking expensive shoes 🙂

      • Caitlin February 12, 2011, 7:23 am

        Hahah I mean, they are $70 and their parents would have to buy them for them. Not even sure if they come in kiddie sizes. I explained you have to work into them.

  • Errign February 11, 2011, 8:55 pm

    I like this recipe – makes 8!

    2 c. all-purpose flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 c. butter
    3/4 c. buttermilk

    In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add butter. Combine with your fingers, a wooden spoon or a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form. Add buttermilk. Quickly stir to form dough.

    Divide dough in half. Form each half into a ball. Flatten to a round. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Cut each crosswise into 4 pieces but not all the way through. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Serve hot.

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 11, 2011, 8:59 pm

    I’m starting my coaching with GOTR tomorrow morning! I’m really nervous, especially since I can’t run right now because I have an injury. :/

  • Amanda (Eating Up) February 11, 2011, 8:59 pm

    I haven’t seen those at my TJ’s but they look great!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 11, 2011, 8:59 pm

    Cupcakes are always a hit with little girls! 🙂

  • Kath February 11, 2011, 9:00 pm

    I have been craving lemon cookies because of my new JR Watkins lotion – those look fab!

  • Bronwyn Coyne February 11, 2011, 9:02 pm

    There is one on the website by Joy the baker:

    Absolutely delicious.

  • AJ @ Flowing to Fifty February 11, 2011, 9:04 pm

    Lemon cookies! Yum.
    Love the idea of having the girls connect something happy and positive (& writing it down) with learning to run. Brilliant idea. I may also check out the shortbread recipe above from Errign.

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 11, 2011, 9:04 pm

    I love your poster idea! I think it’s funny that pie and cupcakes were popular. 🙂

  • marsha February 11, 2011, 9:05 pm

    It’s somehow been a month since I’ve been to Joe’s (boo). I’m off to get those cookies (and some hummus) tomorrow!!

  • Ellen February 11, 2011, 9:08 pm

    check out these whole wheat apricot scones at Orangette:

    i trust anything on her site!

  • Ellen February 11, 2011, 9:11 pm

    i should add, I have actually had these scones, and they’re incredible.

    look forward to seeing what you come up with! 🙂

  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen February 11, 2011, 9:14 pm

    Mmmmm those cookies look so good!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 11, 2011, 9:16 pm

    Glad you are liking the five fingers! I love Angela’s chocolate coffee scones:
    I actually made a pumpkin version of those once but didn’t measure or write down what I put in. Fail!

  • Allison February 11, 2011, 9:20 pm

    vibrams are awesome. i have some kso’s, they definitely get people looking.

  • Lisa February 11, 2011, 9:32 pm

    You seem to have toast for dinner a lot. Do you find this substantial enough when you’re also active? How do you supplement to make sure you have enough intake?

    • Caitlin February 12, 2011, 7:25 am

      I tend to have bigger lunches than dinner. And that dinner – especially with a ton of cookies for dessert – wasn’t exactly small! Toast and hummus can be deceivingly satisfying (400+ calories)

  • Kasey @thisbodyismyhome February 11, 2011, 9:34 pm

    I really want to give vibrams a try… I’m thinking I should wait until the snow is gone though 😉

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 11, 2011, 9:37 pm

    I love little citrus cookies — I see a trip to TJs in my near future!

    My husband loves his Vibrams — took him a while to break them in, but he wears them everywhere and is currently training in them for our marathon in June.

  • Jessica February 11, 2011, 9:40 pm

    I made Mama Pea’s pumpkin scones before and they were amazing plus really easy to make! (I’m a cooker, not a baker)

  • Kate February 11, 2011, 9:47 pm

    Three of my running buddies switched to Vibrams, I tried them but instantly did not like the feel of them on my feet. Months after my friends had switched to running in them, all three came down with stress fractures. All three have switched back to their original running shoes.

  • Corey @ the Runners Cookie February 11, 2011, 9:50 pm

    savvy julie has an awesome scone recipe! I think they’re also vegan

    • Julie @SavvyEats February 12, 2011, 3:25 pm

      Thanks, Corey! they are indeed vegan (assuming you use a milk alternative!)

  • hippierunner February 11, 2011, 9:54 pm

    I was just at TJ’s and saw those cookies and was tempted to get them simply because of the pretty packaging!

  • Baking 'n' Books February 11, 2011, 10:03 pm

    Never made scones. Do have a good biscotti recipe here but haven’t tried it. I’m partial to things that are chewy and of the chocolate variety 🙂

  • Jen G. February 11, 2011, 10:05 pm

    So I have a tendency to skim over words. Which means every time I see the word “Vibrams,” my brain sees “vibrators.” Which made me think for the split second after reading your title that this was going to be a very different blog.

    • Caitlin February 12, 2011, 7:25 am

      Baw hahaha.

      Fun with vibrators is not an appropriate GOTR lesson.

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 11, 2011, 10:13 pm

    I so glad you had a good day Caitlin. That should help with all the muscle stress. Have a great night sweetie.

  • Jen February 11, 2011, 10:20 pm

    I have a super lazy scone recipe! Use 1.5 cups of pancake mix and 1/2 cup of (almond/rice/soy/skim) milk, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp brown sugar, and raisins. I actually just made these tonight and loved them, took 10 minutes!

  • Elizabeth @ The Sweet Life February 11, 2011, 10:22 pm

    I kind of agree…gorilla feet! But cute gorilla feet.

  • Danielle February 11, 2011, 10:34 pm

    I tried these pumpkin scones last weekend and they were amazzzing! This woman has some other great recipes too but holy deliciousness.

  • jen @ taste life February 11, 2011, 10:37 pm

    I love that the girls said they looked like gorilla feet, I hadn’t thought of that, but they do!

  • Mac February 11, 2011, 10:54 pm

    How do you like those Vibrams? They peak my interest, but I’ve heard mixed reviews.

    • Caitlin February 12, 2011, 7:26 am

      I feel mixed towards them too!

  • Jessie February 11, 2011, 11:04 pm

    My go-to scones:

    These are SO good. You can make a bunch of variations with different mix-ins and extracts, but my all-time favorite is plain batter with lots of blueberries. 🙂

  • Kiran February 11, 2011, 11:07 pm

    I love English pastries, and overall afternoon tea culture 😀

  • Beatrix @ Beaglebea February 11, 2011, 11:18 pm

    Yeah. Those vibrams do look funky.. heard great things about them though

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 12, 2011, 12:00 am

    These were the best scones I’ve ever made:

    So. Good.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write February 12, 2011, 12:08 am

    Funny you should ask about scones. just posted a scone recipe. Also, I think you’d LOVE her sense of humor. She’s quite outrageous. 🙂

    • Caitlin February 12, 2011, 7:26 am

      Yeah, Rachel is pretty funny!

  • annette February 12, 2011, 12:12 am

    I agree on the vibrams looking like gorilla feet…. 😉 Kinda cute too! Enjoy the scone making…I’d love a great recipe when you find one!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 12, 2011, 12:20 am

    I don’t have a specific recipe, but you can never go wrong with chocolate chip scones!

  • Emma February 12, 2011, 3:00 am

    Hi! My names Emma, I’m 17 high school student and I really want to be a Registered Dietitian. I’ve been reading your blog for almost two years but never commented, yours is the first food blog I started reading. In the passed I’ve had disordered thinking surrounding food and your blog helped me too see how a normal healthy balanced diet looks like. I love your blog! (:

    • Caitlin February 12, 2011, 7:27 am

      Thanks Emma. That’s so nice. Hopefully through your career you can help other women, too!

  • brandi February 12, 2011, 8:16 am

    those lemon cookies look great! makes me wish i lived near a TJs.

    these are the BEST scones I’ve made at home yet:

    And pretty easy, too! Plus, they don’t make a ton, which is nice when you’re only cooking for 2.

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty February 12, 2011, 9:33 am

    I’ve really been thinking about getting some vibrams for myself. Are they pretty comfortable?

    • Caitlin February 12, 2011, 9:52 am

      Moderately – I’m still breaking them in!

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) February 12, 2011, 10:08 am

    I made chocolate chip scones for the first time last week and they came out perfectly!

    2 c flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    3 tbs sugar
    dash of salt

    + 1 stick butter

    1/2 c milk (any kind will work)
    1 egg
    1 tsp vanilla
    chocolate chips/berries/raisins

    Cut butter into dry ingredients in food processor (or by hand). Mix in wet ingredients until smooth. Then turn out dough onto floured surface. The dough is sticky, only knead around 5-8 times. Pat out dough, and cut into triangles or circles. Bake at 400F for 8 minutes, or until bottom edges are golden.

  • Kara February 12, 2011, 10:54 am

    King Arthur Flour is my favorite website for fun baking things plus recipes!
    Those are my fav!

  • Chelsea February 12, 2011, 11:31 am

    If you’re not making traditional scones, I’ve made these before and LOVED them: (jalapeño-cheddar scones)
    But if you are looking for traditional, I’d imagine these are good, since it’s the same cook/site and I always trust everything from Smitten Kitchen: (dreamy cream scones)
    I haven’t made those, though.

  • Kristyn February 12, 2011, 4:05 pm

    Love the poster idea. =) Ain’t nothing wrong with pie and cupcakes giving girls a smile and making them happy!

  • Katrina February 12, 2011, 7:26 pm

    This is my mom’s recipe… I used to bring them to a group of ladies I volunteered with. They loved them with cherry jam (or more butter)!

    1/2 cup raisins
    1/2 cup orange juice
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 1/2 cup flour
    2 tbsp sugar, granulated
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 cup butter or margarine
    1 egg
    optional, but awesome: 1 tbsp grated orange zest

    Soak raisins in orange juice and set aside.

    Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly.

    Add orange juice/raisin mixture and egg. Blend with a fork or spoon (mixture will be sticky).

    Pat out dough into a circle with 1/2″ thickness on a floured surface. Cut into triangular shaped scones.

    Bake at 400*F for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.

    Makes 6-8 fluffy scones.

  • Jolene ( February 12, 2011, 8:32 pm

    Shoes shoes are hilarious 🙂

  • Jolene ( February 12, 2011, 8:33 pm

    “those” shoes.

  • Dominique February 12, 2011, 10:41 pm

    Ooh, ooh! I have THE best scone recipe. It’s actually from Alice’s Tea Cup in NYC. My BF and I visited a few summers back and absolutely loved the food (scones, sandwiches and tea). They recently released a recipe book and I think one of their recipes are floating around the internet (I don’t feel comfortable typing it out here). The book has recipes for caramel-glazed pumpkin scones, vanilla bean scones, lavender earl grey scones (my personal fave), turtle scones, etc. I made scones from the book 8 times in about two weeks and they were a huge hit.

  • Aundra (fitforlife) February 12, 2011, 11:16 pm

    I made the yummiest scones for the holidays…pumpkin and cinnamon with a glaze! They tasted even better than the Starbucks scones!!

    • Caitlin February 13, 2011, 9:26 am

      You had me at ‘starbuck scones.’

  • Anne P February 13, 2011, 8:37 am

    These are the most delicious scones ever. 🙂

    Cranberry Yogurt Scones:

Healthy Tipping Point