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Good morning!  It’s Monday, I have a stomachache, and the Husband and I are running late.  Hence, a boring but stabilizing breakfast:


Just some smashed banana and PB toast. 


So – what did you do this weekend?  I did a triathlon on Saturday – it was loads of fun!


Anyone else do a race?  If you wrote a recap, link away in the comments section!  Or, if you don’t have a blog, tell us how you did in the comments!  I don’t know about you, but reading race recaps is my favorite way to delay the start of the workday.   Heh.



  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 8, 2011, 9:58 am

    I always read at least one of your race recaps the night before a race- it’s so motivating!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 8, 2011, 9:59 am

    I did my first ever race, Race for the Homeless in Vancouver, WA:

    It was fantastic! Minus the part where I couldn’t find my husband and burst into tears in front of a whole bunch of people. I lost him because he accidentally missed the 5K turnaround and did almost the whole 10K. 😛 Woops.

    • Jen August 9, 2011, 12:47 am

      Aww…bless your heart – so glad you (eventually) found your hubby! And congrats on your first race! 🙂

  • Mary August 8, 2011, 10:05 am

    I did Lake Logan with Caitlin (great job, girl)! It was so beautiful – literally my favorite race ever.

    The good: I beat my PR by 10 minutes and (hopefully) qualified for USAT Age Group Nationals!!

    The bad: I cracked the carbon frame of my one month old cannondale road bike (one of the screws in my water bottle cage fell off and the second screw pulled out/cracked the frame)! Dagger!

    Net net, I had an amazing race and a fantastic weekend, though! Loved bumping into you at the race and reading your recap, Caitlin!

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life August 8, 2011, 10:13 am

    I ran my first ever half marathon this weekend!!!!!!!! But, I haven’t written a recap yet. Tomorrow I will! Congrats on the triathalon!

  • Khushboo August 8, 2011, 10:18 am

    No race recap for me this weekend but good job to all those who participated!

  • Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count August 8, 2011, 10:19 am

    I didn’t do any races…but I do have a saying to remember safe foods to eat when you have a stomach ache…you may already know it!

    Stomach aches = the BRAT diet:


    Feel better!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 8, 2011, 10:21 am

    Congrats on your tri Caitlin! I love your recaps and they always excite the little competitive voice inside me!

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) August 8, 2011, 10:22 am

    No racing this past weekend, but an open water swim the weekend before:

  • Trista August 8, 2011, 10:23 am

    I did a duathlon: 13.1 miles on rollerblades followed by 2.8 mile run! It was so much fun!

    • Camilla August 8, 2011, 1:39 pm

      13.1 rollerblading?! That’s crazy! Great job!! 🙂

    • allison @ thesundayflog August 8, 2011, 4:17 pm

      wait thats AWESOME! i want to do a rollerblading race! i bet it kills your legs!

      • Trista August 8, 2011, 5:21 pm

        It was definitely a fun challenge! There are some intense skaters out there though! Phew…

  • Evan Thomas August 8, 2011, 10:24 am

    I ran the Providence Rock N’ Roll half marathon over the weekend. I always wanted to do a Rock N’ Roll and it was mostly for fun but I was still in the “racing” mindset. I ended up going out way too fast trying to touch my PR(1:37) and had to pull way back the 2nd half of the race. Still finished in 1:56, which met my goal of under 2 hours.

  • Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde August 8, 2011, 10:26 am

    Hope your tummy feels better!
    No race for me but i finally got a good run in after being on the sidelines for a few weeks due to shin pain, grrrr! 🙂

  • Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde August 8, 2011, 10:27 am

    Hope your tummy feels better!
    No race for me but i finally got a good run in after being on the sidelines for a few weeks due to shin pain, grrrr! 🙂
    Ps: Good job on the tri and had to properly spell my site name, lol!

  • Bee Goes Bananas August 8, 2011, 10:32 am

    I hope you feel better soon! And I hope your race went well!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 8, 2011, 10:33 am

    Love that picture of you on the bike! No races for me this past weekend, but I did start training for a 10K next month!

  • Jen @ Jen is Green August 8, 2011, 10:39 am

    awesome picture! I ran my third and hardest half marathon on Saturday. Woohoo!
    here’s the recap!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg August 8, 2011, 10:40 am

    I ran a 4K yesterday — I didn’t write a full recap because it was such a short race and it seemed like it was over as soon as it began!

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food August 8, 2011, 10:45 am

    Congrats on your awesome race! You did such a great job and I know you will beat 3 hours soon enough! 🙂

    No race recap yet but I might be doing two half ironman’s a week apart in October!

  • Shannon August 8, 2011, 10:51 am

    I did the sherox triathlon in Philly! Went great and had a great time. Can’t wait for triathlons next year when I have a new (and more appropriate) bike to race with!

  • Shannon August 8, 2011, 10:51 am

    I did the sherox triathlon in Philly! Went great and had a great time. Can’t wait for triathlons next year when I have a new (and more appropriate) bike to race with!

  • Apurva August 8, 2011, 10:52 am

    wow the food looks yummy~

  • Danielle D August 8, 2011, 10:55 am

    Congrats again on such a successful race!

    I did the Oshkosh Olympic Triathlon in Wisconsin. Storms and rain ended just in time for the race for a 2nd year in a row now. The day was sunny and cool which made for a very enjoyable experience! This is my first “official” Olympic distance, as the swim was cut short last year due to a buoy detaching and floating across the lake!

    Had a surprise spectator there which always makes for a better race! Best part of the whole day.. my cousin, Brian, won the whole thing! He is my inspiration 🙂

    • Caitlin August 8, 2011, 4:00 pm

      Your cousin is a bad ass.

  • Britt August 8, 2011, 10:55 am

    No race but I did an open water swim and bought a new bike!!

  • Megan @ Life As Megan Knows It August 8, 2011, 10:56 am

    Funny thing is I was looking for a race and I could NOT find one! O well I have one next weekend and I am going to kick major bootay!!

  • Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen August 8, 2011, 11:00 am

    No races this weekend (I’m in the middle of exams… ugh) but I have my one and only race recap from my first tri in June 🙂

  • faith August 8, 2011, 11:05 am

    I didn’t race but I did carry a HEAVY backpack (full of wine and yummy food 🙂 ) three miles uphill!

    • Caitlin August 8, 2011, 3:59 pm

      Wherever you were going, I want to be there! Wine + food in a backpack sounds fun.

  • Kelly August 8, 2011, 11:08 am

    Great job on your tri Caitlin! I did a super sprint tri on Thursday!

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 8, 2011, 11:13 am

    rock on, lady! Great Job!

  • Corinne August 8, 2011, 11:25 am

    Wow!! I want to start running so bad but Im so scared…How do I start??

  • Wendi @ A Southern Yogi August 8, 2011, 11:30 am

    I watched y’all race!!! haha

  • Margo August 8, 2011, 11:33 am

    Great job on the tri! I’m impressed!

    I did a half marathon this weekend. It was pouring rain the entire time, but there were still a ton of spectators out to cheer on the runners! Definitely helped me stay motivated and finish the race.

  • JennB@BeMe August 8, 2011, 11:41 am

    I had the opportunity to go on vacation to Hawaii last month and what would a vacation be without a race? So I signed up last minute and found it to be tough due to much different climate (lots of humidity) but did well and most of all…HAD SO MUCH FUN.

  • Katie of Cabbage Ranch August 8, 2011, 11:57 am

    No races (yet) but on my runs I do have The Hill to contend with:

    …and sometimes I am visited by the redneck cavalry:

  • Beth @ 990 Square August 8, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I finished my goal for the summer this weekend–completing the Summer Championship Series with the Seashore Striders group in Coastal Delaware. It’s 6 races in 10 weeks–5 5k and 1 5 miler! No recap yet, but it’s coming!

  • Meredith August 8, 2011, 12:30 pm

    No races for me this past weekend, but it was my first official week of 10 K training for a race in the fall! Can’t wait, training for a race is really bringing out my competitive side :); I’m excited to beat my previous PR!

    • Caitlin August 8, 2011, 3:58 pm

      Good luck!

      • Meredith August 9, 2011, 7:01 am

        Thanks Caitlin! I was just reading an old post of yours last night about a run you took with Kath and Matt when you told yourself it was okay to be uncomfortable when you were running fast… I told myself the same thing this morning on my run, and I smoked it!

  • Mary August 8, 2011, 12:41 pm

    I didn’t race this past weekend but I’m about to race in my FIRST Triathlon THIS weekend!!!

    • Elise August 8, 2011, 12:53 pm

      I’m about to race my first tri this weekend too! Starting to get the pre-race jitters: 1 mile swim in the ocean — what the heck was I thinking?!

      • Mary August 8, 2011, 12:55 pm

        Good luck!!!! You can do it!!! I’m excited to see how you do! 🙂

        • Elise August 8, 2011, 1:16 pm

          Good luck to you too!! You will rock it!

    • Hannah Hawley August 8, 2011, 2:14 pm

      You will rock it! Have fun with it and remember to relax!

  • Army Amy* August 8, 2011, 12:52 pm

    My next big race is this Sunday! I’m ready to do it to it!*

  • Hannah Hawley August 8, 2011, 1:57 pm

    I completed my first triathlon on Saturday!
    It was the hardest thing I have ever done.

  • Sara August 8, 2011, 2:19 pm
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  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats August 8, 2011, 2:29 pm

    This is a seriously motivating group of people. This weekend I sat on a boat. Last Wednesday I helped crew a sailboat in 4 mile regatta. Not the same as a tri, but my arms are still sore!

    • Caitlin August 8, 2011, 3:58 pm

      I bet!!! Sailing is hard.

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 8, 2011, 2:40 pm

    No racing for me this weekend, strength-training on Saturday and yoga yesterday.

    But I’m just back from a 5k run with a new PB 🙂

  • Susan @ Mom Swim Bike Run August 8, 2011, 3:38 pm

    I didn’t run a race this weekend but this is my all time favorite race recap from my blog:

  • Cheryl August 8, 2011, 3:54 pm
  • Amy August 8, 2011, 3:59 pm

    Don’t have time for a race report today- but I did the Lake Dumore Tri- .9 mile swim, 28 mile bike, 6.2 mile run- total time- 3:12:13— swim- 35:43, bike- 1:36:46, run- 55:52~!! Conditions? Wet! Fun? Yes!

  • Autumn August 8, 2011, 5:42 pm

    I did my first 1/2 marathon this past Saturday. It was the first leg in a relay race called the Tango in Warren, PA. The race starts with a 1/2 marathon, then 20 mile bike, 2.2 mile swim, 6+ miles of orienteering, another run for 4.5 miles and finally an 8 mile canoe. I did this race with my co-worker Shallin and 4 other friends. We had a great time and I stayed on pace and finished the 1/2 in 2:20. I also had enough energy at the end to do the canoe portion at the end. I love it and can’t wait to take on more events next year.

  • Alicia at Poise in Parma August 8, 2011, 5:52 pm
  • allison @ thesundayflog August 8, 2011, 6:02 pm

    i did my first sprint triathlon yesterday! race recap is finally up. i had a blast and cant wait for another one!

  • Kate August 8, 2011, 9:24 pm

    Ooh, ooh! I did a sprint tri this weekend and I just got my race report posted.

    It went well, but could have been better. I remembered reading your recap from this weekend and tried to channel your butt-kicking ways on the run, in fact. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Caitlin August 9, 2011, 9:54 am

      Good job on your sprint!!!

  • Laura August 8, 2011, 10:13 pm

    That’s so awesome. Congrats on the triathlon!

    No races for me…. but I did a 13-mile training walk for the Komen 3-Day yesterday!

  • Molly @ the F-spot August 8, 2011, 11:28 pm

    It was my “A” race of the season — a Half Ironman triathlon!

    I wrote a 4-part race recap to provide my insights on the race course as well as my own performance. I found that as I was researching this race, there wasn’t much information out there and I wanted my recap to be somewhat of a “resource” going forward.

    GREAT JOB on your race! I loved the recap (including the pics you added after the original).

    • Caitlin August 9, 2011, 9:56 am

      Way to go Molly! Half ironman is muy impressive.

  • Katie August 9, 2011, 9:47 am

    I ran my first “quarter marathon”! It was a 6.5 mile course that started on highway, went through the woods and ended with more highway running and ended at the local grocery store. The race was in my hometown, and I had thought about doing it for a few years. I finally bit the bullet and registered, only to realize I had a wedding that day, at 1 pm, 3 hours from my hometown. The race was at 8. I realized I could do it if I ran the race in one hour and fifteen minutes! (and was able to get home, shower, and get on the road in 45 minutes). However….I got lost on the trail. (with a few others) and ended up getting an extra mile! So I had to run 7.5 miles. And didn’t have extra time. I ended up finishing in one hour and eighteen minutes!!! I was 3 minutes past goal with an extra mile! I was super pumped and went on to celebrate my sorority sisters wedding!

    • Caitlin August 9, 2011, 9:56 am

      hahah i love this 🙂

  • Selena August 9, 2011, 1:00 pm

    I did my first race ever…a 5K! No re-cap though since I don’t blog. Very proud of myself though!

  • Heather August 10, 2011, 10:39 am

    I ran the providence rock n roll half on sunday! here is my recap:

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