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If you’re running the National Half Marathon in Washington DC tomorrow – look for me on the sidelines with this sign!  🙂


So, yes – Nicole and I arrived in DC this afternoon.  It was a long drive (6+hours), but it was actually loads of fun.


We rented a trashy romance book on tape from Cracker Barrel, which made the miles fly by.


And we made a pit stop at Whole Foods for lunch. 


I got a combination of bok choy, squash, sweet potatoes, tofu, and a feta quinoa mix.


And a ginger cookies to go:


Around 4:30, we rolled into DC and headed to Emily’s house so we could all head to the expo.  It was in the DC Armory, and the traffic + security was crazy.



I’m not running the Half Marathon tomorrow (due to injury), and I must admit that picking up my race packet made me a little sad.  Especially when I saw my bib.  I registered months ago and totally forgot that I had signed up as CaitlinHTP. 


Being at the expo was fun, though.  We tried out a few protein bars, sipped some tea, and ate some macaroni and cheese samples.  Gotta love expos!


And then we met up with my beloved Megan, and we all headed to dinner!


The runners opted for pasta, but I filled up on salad, pizza, and wine.  :)  I had three slices of cheese.



We have an EARLY wake-up call – 5:00 AM.  Even though I’m not running, I definitely need my rest… So farewell, friends!  See you after the race. 



  • Sana March 25, 2011, 10:00 pm

    D.C is madnesss! I hope to see you at the meet-up tomm night!!

  • Samantha March 25, 2011, 10:07 pm

    I LOVE that shirt! Thats just perfect.

  • Christine March 25, 2011, 10:07 pm

    I almost bought that shirt at the expo I was at last weekend 🙂 I love that you’re still an excited spectator. I read something recently that said every runner should cheer at a race and volunteer at a race at least once.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 25, 2011, 10:10 pm

    That shirt is HI_larious! It would be fun to cheer….I am sad you can’t run it though 🙁 Have fun and sleep well–your pizza looked delish, ps.

  • Lee March 25, 2011, 10:13 pm

    Have fun! My family lives in DC and I really wish I was running this weekend.

  • Susan March 25, 2011, 10:14 pm

    Bummer about not running, but I think you’ll still have fun. Want that shirt!

  • Christina March 25, 2011, 10:17 pm

    You’re so awesome for being a supportive spectator! I think you’ll have lots of fun. : )

  • Katie @ peacebeme March 25, 2011, 10:19 pm

    It would sure inspire me to see you on the sidelines! 😉

  • Michelle March 25, 2011, 10:28 pm

    Expos are the best!!! I cant wait for mine tomorrow! GREAT SIGN!

  • Sarah March 25, 2011, 10:32 pm

    Have fun! And if you see my friend Victoria (from http://eyepinch.blogspot.com/), who is also a reader of yours be sure to cheer her on for me! Way to go runners! 🙂

    • Caitlin March 26, 2011, 10:31 am

      I wish we had spotted her!

  • Khushboo March 25, 2011, 10:33 pm

    I love the sign! Will defo remember it on my next run! I often remind myself that ‘pain is temporary, pride is forever’ during my workouts. The last mile/few seconds in plank position can be a killer, I tell ya !

  • Baking 'n' Books March 25, 2011, 10:35 pm

    Looks like my pizza…but I had more than 3 slices…eek.

    Good luck to the racers. I love your sign and am sure that everyone will love the support!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 25, 2011, 10:44 pm

    LOVE the sign and that shirt made me laugh out loud! 😛 I’m sure so many of the runners will see you and it’ll help them pull through the race. 🙂

  • Georgie March 25, 2011, 10:47 pm

    I’m so sorry you aren’t able to run because of our injury – and I know I would be heartbroken. But everyone will really appreciate your support and I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun still being part of the event! Heck, you already look like youre having a ball!

    You’ll be back, stronger than ever!


  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 25, 2011, 10:47 pm

    How cool you’re going to be there cheering for everyone. Now that’s Team Blogosphere spirit, for sure 🙂

  • Georgie March 25, 2011, 10:48 pm

    That should have said “YOUR injury” of course…. one of these days I’ll learn to proofread. 🙂

  • Olivia March 25, 2011, 11:03 pm

    I’m loving your haircut! (sorry if you got it forever ago, I’ve been a little behind on blogging!) I love race expos though! Good luck to everybody running tomorrow!

  • jane March 25, 2011, 11:06 pm

    I’ll be volunteering at the 5 mile water stop and will look for your pink sign in case you’re in the vicinity.
    Yeah cheer! 🙂

  • hippierunner March 25, 2011, 11:08 pm

    Sorry you’re not running. But I bet that means you will just be even more awesomesauce and have even more fun next race!

  • Lisa March 25, 2011, 11:19 pm

    LOL!!!! I want that t-shirt!!! It rules!

  • Lana March 25, 2011, 11:27 pm

    What a fun day! Good luck to all the runners tomorrow!! Root them on for me!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 25, 2011, 11:55 pm

    Love the sign!! Have fun with the girls!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 26, 2011, 12:49 am

    I love your sign! The perfect combo of motivation, humor, and vulgarity 😉

  • jessika March 26, 2011, 1:16 am

    I was just reading Daily Garnish, how neet to see you two together!

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) March 26, 2011, 2:02 am

    I was SO craving a salad from Whole Foods tonight!

    Hope you enjoy your time this weekend!!

  • alison March 26, 2011, 3:57 am

    I’m sorry you won’t be running…but I love your sign. I’ll look for it on the course this morning. 🙂

  • Beth @ 990 Square March 26, 2011, 4:39 am

    I’ll look for you! I got to the expo I 11 and I waited outside in the cold for 25 minutes!

  • Laura (Starloz) March 26, 2011, 5:26 am

    i love that your going to support your friends, go you.

  • Cathy K March 26, 2011, 6:30 am

    way to hang tough, caitlin. i so commend you for still going to the race weekend…it’s NOT EASY when you’re injured (i know, i’ve been there). just remember these questions: would i have fun if every step of the race is painful? do i want to be off MORE weeks/months because i stubbornly ran this race? anyway, i feel for you. enjoy the time with your friends. love your sign!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 26, 2011, 7:11 am

    Road trips are always so fun! 🙂 LOVE that sign… cheering others on will still be such a great time!

  • megan @ blackberries for jam March 26, 2011, 8:56 am

    If I were running in the race, I would be so happy to see your sign! Have fun and good luck healing so you can kick butt next weekend!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg March 26, 2011, 8:59 am

    I’m sure you’ll have a great time cheering on the runners!

    Enjoy your day Caitlin!

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy March 26, 2011, 9:25 am

    I’m sorry you don’t get to race, but it’s good that you’re letting your body heal up!! Have a great time cheering everyone on! 🙂

  • stace March 26, 2011, 9:29 am

    We just found out a whole foods is being built a few miles away I am so excited! The closest one is 45 minutes away so I never go.

  • Lauren March 26, 2011, 10:32 am

    OMG! I saw you and Emily this morning! I was about 3 miles into the race. You were both looking at your camera. I’ve never met you in person, so I thought it would be weird if I screamed out your names, but it was SO cool to know you exist in real life! 🙂

    • Caitlin March 26, 2011, 10:36 am

      Hahaha we are real!!!! Good job!

  • Shayla March 26, 2011, 10:38 am

    Have fun! And I just have to say again, I love your haircut!! It brightens up your face and is so beautiful on you 🙂

  • http://black-beans.tumblr.com/ March 26, 2011, 10:42 am

    Have fun! I am sorry you can’t run, but I am sure you’ll still have a good time.

  • Andrea (canyoustayfordinner.com) March 26, 2011, 10:54 am

    All the runners are so lucky to have you cheering them on! Hope you enjoy your time in DC!!

  • Taylor March 26, 2011, 11:42 am

    I saw you!! I was going to yell out Healthy Tipping Point, but it was too late before I realized it was you. Thanks For coming out, and sorry you couldn’t run! I thought I was going to have to miss it due to injury too, but it got better over the past couple weeks with some serious RICE!

    • Caitlin March 26, 2011, 1:29 pm

      YAY!! I hope you had a blast, Taylor.

  • Amber K March 26, 2011, 11:42 am

    LOL at that shirt and I don’t even have a garmin 🙂

  • Krissy @ Make It Naked March 26, 2011, 11:50 am

    Thanks for cheering! Saw you guys at mile 3 but didn’t read your signs bc I was too busy waving like a crazy woman and then I saw this sign again later but was trying not to die so I didn’t even realize you were holding it! Love it! It made me smile for sure!

    • Caitlin March 26, 2011, 1:30 pm

      Yay! I hope you had a fun race, Krissy 🙂 Mile 10.5 seemed rough.. lots of people looked like they were struggling. Must’ve been that weather!

  • Ashley @ the fit academic March 26, 2011, 12:06 pm

    Have fun, even though you don’t get to race! You can be a beacon of light and a source of support for your friends!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) March 26, 2011, 12:09 pm

    I love your sign! You are such a great friend. It must be hard on you, but it is so great that you are still there showing your support!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) March 26, 2011, 12:09 pm

    Oh and I LOVE that shirt! made me laugh out loud.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 26, 2011, 12:49 pm

    I think you are AMAZING for making the executive decision not to run.. your body must love you!

  • Sable@SquatLikeALady March 26, 2011, 12:54 pm

    I LOVE THAT SIGN! 🙂 You are too freakin’ cute!

    Oh and may-jah kudos for listening to your body & skipping this one. I know it’s not easy!

  • Natalia - a side of simple March 26, 2011, 12:57 pm

    Cracker Barrel is good for SO many things 😉

  • Katherine: Unemployed March 26, 2011, 1:06 pm

    I love races that put names on the numbers; have a great time cheering! runners make the best cheering section since they know the right things to say!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) March 26, 2011, 2:45 pm

    “If you see me collapse, please pause my garmin.” – I love it !! Seriosly made me LOL … had to share w. B who also thought it was hilarious.

  • Jacalyn March 26, 2011, 7:58 pm

    How awesome was it being able to drink wine with dinner! Ahhhh the joys of being a cheerleader!

  • Jessica March 27, 2011, 1:21 am

    What company had the Garmin shirt!?

    • Caitlin March 27, 2011, 6:21 pm

      I’m not sure – so sorry!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 27, 2011, 10:02 pm

    How fun!

    I love audio books!!! They make the time go by so fast!

  • Sam @ the neurotic yogini March 28, 2011, 12:44 pm

    What a cute shirt.. and yummy looking pizza! Bah – I can never get ahold of my cravings for that delectable crap. 😉

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