October Superlatives

in Superlatives

It’s that time again – time for superlatives!  Sure, I’m a little late.  But that doesn’t mean October was any less delicious and amazing.  Here’s  my favorite posts from October 2011.


Best Recipe: Shroomy Mashed Potatoes – I really love this recipe.  The flavor/texture combination takes plain ol’ mashed potatoes to STELLAR!


Runner-ups:  Goat Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip and Pumpkin Bean Spread


Most Customizable Gym WorkoutTreadmill/Elliptical Workout – If you’re sick of the treadmill, this workout is a great alterative because switching equipment in the middle of the workout makes the time flyyyy by.

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Post in Which I Realized I’m Proud of What I’ve Done, But Happy to be Where I Am:  One Year Ago… – I’m slowly realizing that life doesn’t have to be always about ‘one-upping’ yourself.  Sometimes, it’s okay just to say, “That was awesome, and now I’m done.”

Best Debate:  Cook Rules? – Who dictates the menu?  The cook or the pickier eater?  Should a vegetarian wife cook meat for her husband?


Runner-Up: The Hand Sanitizer Debate


Most Fun:  Carolina Blues – I LOVE TAILGATING! Enough said.


Best Healthy Living Advice:  A Healthy Intention -  I’m continuing with my daily healthy intentions, and it’s really helped me stay on track and feel positive about my efforts. 

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Runner-Up:  Perfect Pacing


Honest Post:  Life is Not a Supermarket – This was a difficult post to write (it’s always hard to admit you have negative emotions like jealously, etc.) but it really helped me understand WHY I feel certain ways.


Best Guest Post:  $15 to Save a Life – A truly crazy story.  Read it – you won’t believe it!

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Most Relaxing Day of October:  Monday at the Villa from our wonderful trip to Puerto Rico for Nicole and Isaac’s beeeeautiful wedding!  Surrounded by friends, I felt so happy and at peace.


Runner-up:  Friday in Old San Juan


Best Triathlon-Themed Baby Shower I Ever Hosted (Okay – The Only Baby Shower I’ve Ever Hosted):  Jen’s IronBaby Shower – Can’t wait for the little baby boy to be born in December!


Can you believe it’s NOVEMBER?



  • kathleen @ the daily crumb November 3, 2011, 10:33 am

    i LOVE your superlatives posts, caitlin!! i am totally on board with you about the “happy to be where i am” post… and definitely need to try those mashed potatoes!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 3, 2011, 10:34 am

    I loved all these posts from last month. Seriously, I can’t get over that it’s November already!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 3, 2011, 10:35 am

    That baby shower looks adorable! And now, I cannot believe that it is November already. In just two months it’ll be 2012!

  • CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com November 3, 2011, 10:37 am

    I loved your Life Is Not A Supermarket post (of course I love all your posts 🙂 ) It just really resonated with me that I need to stop comparing myself with others. It really holds me back from accomplishing the things I want to do and that is NOT the way I want to live my life. Thank you for being so honest 🙂

  • Amanda November 3, 2011, 10:48 am

    I really enjoy your superlatives posts. It gives me a chance to read any posts I may have missed, and re-visit some of my favorites.

    Those mashed potatoes are making me hungry! 🙂

  • Caitlin November 3, 2011, 10:52 am
    • VCK November 3, 2011, 11:57 am

      That’s really too bad! Perhaps she could resume blogging under a new pseudonym …? Tell her her readers miss her and wish her the best!

      • Elisabeth November 8, 2011, 1:51 am

        I’ve been wondering for awhile about this! Glad to know she’s OK, but that is sad she won’t be blogging. I agree with VCK – maybe a new, more ‘secretive’ (Ha!) blog?

  • Jess November 3, 2011, 10:58 am

    I’m slowly realizing that life doesn’t have to be always about ‘one-upping’ yourself. Sometimes, it’s okay just to say, “That was awesome, and now I’m done.”

    LOVE this. Thanks for that thought.

  • Sophie @ threetimesf November 3, 2011, 11:00 am

    Thanks for the reminder to try shroomy mashed potatos!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 3, 2011, 11:04 am

    I love these posts Caitlin! I think the healthy intention one was one of my favourites, and I admire you for the Life is Not a Supermarket one too – like you said, it can be difficult to admit jealousy. Have an amazing November!

  • Ashley @ Good Taste Healthy Me November 3, 2011, 11:06 am

    I know! October went by so fast! Great posts this month!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 3, 2011, 11:27 am

    LOoks like you had a great October! I love looking back and seeing all that I accomplished!

  • Sarah @ w30 November 3, 2011, 11:35 am

    Can’t wait to try the Shroomy Mashed Potatoes and Pumpkin Bean Dip this Thanksgiving – my First Ever Vegetarian Thanksgiving! 🙂

  • Katie November 3, 2011, 11:40 am

    I loved seeing all these wonderful posts in one place! My personal favorite was the “Healthy Intentions” post… I’ve lost 32 pounds since summer and I have another 28 to go before my goal, but October was a painful month of hovering around the same weight with literally NO progress. I woke up to another difficult weigh in this morning, and it was so nice to be reminded to take things one day, and one healthy intention, at a time. Makes everything seem so manageable and less overwhelming.

    Healthy intentions for today: Drink as much water as possible (I feel so good when I can do this!), stretch my body out in preparation for my long run tomorrow, and avoid the pantry after 10pm!

    Happy November, Caitlin!

  • Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl November 3, 2011, 12:10 pm

    I really enjoyed your spinach artichoke dip recipe! I will be making it for my vegetarian friends for my 2nd Thanksgiving in Amsterdam!!

    Happy November from rainy Holland xxx

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 3, 2011, 12:15 pm

    Oh it was a great month for you! You write awesome things 🙂 And delicious recipes!

  • Amber K November 3, 2011, 1:10 pm

    I love the recap you do each month with these superlatives. It helps me remember some awesome posts!

  • Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile November 3, 2011, 1:12 pm

    Love these! I definitely cannot believe it is November. Time is flyyying.

  • Wendi @ A Southern Yogi November 3, 2011, 1:17 pm

    I don’t know where I was when you wrote that post about life not being a supermarket. I LOVE it though!! There are a couple of things I try to remember that relate to this post – 1) just as you said, we don’t have limited resources. Just because a person at work is successful does not mean that I am not. So why can’t I be happy for people? When something good happens to one person, it happens to all of us because we are one. 2) While I’m not saying that people are always good or that they have others’ best interest in mind, I am saying that sometimes, I do something that is out of character and would hate if someone judged me based on that one event, it would make me feel bad!!!

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