Bring the Cheer

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Excitement!  Our Girls on the Run troop just found out that we won a Facebook contest and will be called on stage before tomorrow’s 5K to do an Energy Award (a cheer) in front of more than 7,000 people!  Molly Barker, the founder of GOTR, will be there, too. 


I’m pumped for the girls – they were dying to win and their parents rocked the vote! – but a bit nervous, too. Hope no one freezes in the middle of chant… you know, like me.  I actually just practiced the cheer for the Husband in the middle of our living room.  I always skip a key line and screw the whole thing up!


My day has been consumed by writing and editing, editing and writing.  I’m revising the Healthy Tipping Point book manuscript.  Good times.  Calls for some brain fuel!


Green Monster looks scary but tastes amazing:


1 cup soy milk

2 scoops non-dairy protein powder

1 banana

2 cups raw spinach


And a tempeh, vegan mayo, and spinach sandwich with an orange.


Back to work – I’ve got 2.5 hours to finish this project. 


Thought of the Day:


“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony D’Angelo



  • Emily G. @ from my messy desk December 2, 2011, 2:44 pm

    Dannngg..Mrs. Molly has some awesome arm muscles!

    Congrats on winning the Facebook contest! Are you going to share the chant? lol

  • Mac December 2, 2011, 2:46 pm

    That’s so exciting! Congrats to you and the girls!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 2, 2011, 2:47 pm

    Your photos are great in this post Caitlin – love the bright green of the smoothie! And exciting news for GOTR – congratulations! 🙂

  • Katie December 2, 2011, 3:01 pm

    Congrats to you and the girls ~ you’ll rock it! Question for you: do you use flavored protein powder?

  • Laura @ My Pink Thumb December 2, 2011, 3:03 pm

    So exciting! Congrats to you and the girls! 🙂

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb December 2, 2011, 3:06 pm

    congrats!! so exciting… hope we are able to see the cheer!

    have a wonderful friday afternoon 🙂

  • Anna December 2, 2011, 3:08 pm

    Aww good Caitlin!! I’m sure you know/adore Angela and Oh She Glows, but any HTP readers… has even more green smoothie recipes!! YUM

    • Anna December 2, 2011, 3:09 pm

      @Anna: ps, that good Caitlin was to the GOTR cheer and for the girls. I’m trying to type really quietly, bc my roommate is asleep.

    • Caitlin December 2, 2011, 3:11 pm

      @Anna: Yay! Great site!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed December 2, 2011, 3:20 pm

    Congrats! Don’t worry, you’ll do great! I loooove green monsters. I always put some red fruit in and turn mine the most awful brown color though haha. Love that quote 🙂

    • Liz December 2, 2011, 4:38 pm

      @Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed: I do the same thing. People always give me weird looks if they see me drinking the brown sludge, but I just tell them how tasty it is!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 2, 2011, 3:51 pm

    congrats on your WIN!! 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 2, 2011, 4:17 pm

    Congrats on the huge win–go chant your guts out!! 🙂

    And good luck with editing—oh the joys! hah.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 2, 2011, 6:27 pm

    Congrats to your girls! They must be so excited!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 2, 2011, 7:07 pm

    Yay, congrats to you and the girls!

  • Kiran @ December 2, 2011, 7:28 pm

    Sigh, I miss green monsters — have been under the weather to enjoy the fuel drink 🙂

  • Sarah @ w30 December 2, 2011, 7:52 pm

    CAN’T WAIT FOR THE HTP BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  • TeenyLittleSuperChef December 2, 2011, 7:53 pm

    I don’t think Green Monsters are scaring looking at all. They look heavenly to me and taste just as lovely as they look. What’s up with people being freaked over anything that’s green? Silly-ness.
    What all do you do to your tempeh in that sandwich? Is it just raw or do you cook it first? Just curious cuz it looks delicious 🙂

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) December 2, 2011, 8:38 pm

    That green smoothie seriously made me smile! ~Yum, yum yum~

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel December 2, 2011, 10:08 pm

    Woohoo winners! Any kind of prize, even doing a cheer in front of a crowd, is always so exciting to kids. Ahh the good old days 🙂

  • Khushboo December 3, 2011, 12:08 am

    Congrats to your girls- what a great achievement!

  • Jen December 3, 2011, 2:58 am

    I wanna see the cheer too! Congrats to you & the girls!!!

  • Whitney December 3, 2011, 11:36 am

    This is one of my favorite blogs. I think you will enjoy if you haven’t read thus far 🙂

  • Denise December 4, 2011, 12:02 am

    I wish I liked to run!!

  • Megan December 5, 2011, 9:24 am

    Question. I was going to use protein powder during pregnancy, and I did a little research and asked some people about it and the consensus was to not use it because it has heavy metals in it? I immediately put it away, but see that you included it in your smoothie. What kind do you get? Did you know about the metals?

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