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I'm Going to Miss Caitlin

by Meghann on June 22, 2010

I’m going to miss this face!!

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These faces too!

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I met Caitlin for one final beer this evening before she packed up and moved to North Carolina. I knew this day would come eventually, but did it really have to happen so soon?!?! I didn’t get all the Caitlin time I was hoping for before she left. ๐Ÿ™‚

Before I beer time I had a Strawberry Oikos with Granola at work.

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And a simple dinner of left over roasted veggies and an open face tuna sammy for dinner.

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The Eating Bender inspired Humbecue Tuna was just a combination of tuna, hummus, and barbecue sauce on an Arnold’s Thin.

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The veggies needed barbecue sauce.

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After dinner Caitlin and I headed to Megan’s – who just finished her last engineering class ever! – for a much deserved beer.

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I brought the beers my brother’s girlfriend had left in my fridge to share with my two favorite girls.

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We talked. We laughed. We had a great time.

I’m so glad I was able to hang out with Caitlin one last time before she moves two states away. I’m seriously going to miss this girl.

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I met Caitlin the week after I moved to Orlando way back in September of 2008. She wrote a little blog called ‘See Bride Run’ and I was new to the area looking for friends. It was love at first run. (Our first run is actually documented on Caitlin’s blog here, I didn’t start my blog until the following week!)

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Since then we have been inseparable BFFs! I actually credit Caitlin with pushing me to be the runner I am today. Before I met her the longest run I had ever ran was 7 miles! She inspired me to run longer and harder. Caitlin has been an amazing friend the last year and a half and I’m going to miss her!

I bet you didn’t know that Caitlin, Jenna, and I were the original Orlando bloggers? We were the three amigos back in the day. (September 09 FLASHBACK) Now Jenna has gone and moved to California and Caitlin is heading to North Carolina. I think I may cry. ๐Ÿ™

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Now I know this isn’t good bye forever – Caitlin and I will actually see each other in August for the Healthy Living Summit – but, it’s still sad not to have my friend right across town anymore. I’ll miss our late night partying, random sleep overs, running dates, potlucks, and running season just won’t be the same without her!

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Welcome to your ‘someday’ Caitlin! You deserve every bit of it!

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1 Emily @ The Front Burner Blog June 22, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Don’t worry Meghann – I will take care of her here in Charlotte! ๐Ÿ™‚ And now you have NO excuse not to visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

2 missyrayn June 22, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Awww such a sweet ode to a great friend. I’m sure you’ll take a vacation up to her her new abode soon enough.

3 Nicci@NiftyEats June 22, 2010 at 11:29 pm

That’s a sweet post, I get sad when girlfriends move away. But you can go make trips/vacations out of moves and there is always email and all the other cool ways we can connect with friends online.

4 ellaroo88 June 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm

How great- good friends are the best! P.S. the dress you are wearing in the picture from the healthy living summit looks amazing! I’ve read blogs of the three orlando girls for about two years! Love seeing how you guys grow and change

5 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 22, 2010 at 11:34 pm

So cute!! It’s hard leaving friends, but once you guys see other again it’ll be like you were never apart!!

6 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 22, 2010 at 11:35 pm

What a sweet post to your dear friend! I hate being separated from good friends. I don’t doubt you will keep your relationship strong.

7 k.penate@gmail.com June 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm

What a wonderful tribute to your friend – I have to confess I teared up a little. You two are very lucky to have found each other! ?

8 Meg June 22, 2010 at 11:44 pm

This was so incredibly sweet! Two beautiful ladies, for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

Friends are friends no matter the distance – remember that ๐Ÿ˜€

9 thefitbridesmaid June 22, 2010 at 11:45 pm

“I knew this day would come eventually, but did it really have to happen so soon?!?!”

Doesn’t that remind you of a line from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty?

It’s so hard to say goodbye . . . to yesterday! Cheer up! Now you just have a reason to go to Charlotte!

10 Lisa @ bakebikeblog June 22, 2010 at 11:46 pm

What a lovely “Caitlin tribute”! I am sure that you guys will be the best of friends for years to come!!

11 AngelaOSG June 22, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Awwww ๐Ÿ™ That was so sweet of your to put this together. You are such a great friend! It sucks not being near your friends…I have lots of friends that are far away and it is hard, but luckily today with all the social media it is easy to stay in touch…and SKYPE lots! ๐Ÿ™‚

12 kaztronomic June 23, 2010 at 12:14 am

That’s a beautiful and sweet post about Caitlin! I hope you get to visit her often!

13 Gina G June 23, 2010 at 12:17 am

aww I loved this post! im so sorry that she is leaving, but distance cannot do no harm to your friendship! You both will remain the best of friends, I’m sure of it!
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14 Jenn (eating bender) June 23, 2010 at 12:40 am

I am such a sap – this post made me tear up! It’s always such a bittersweet feeling when a friend moves away. I know that you and Caitlin will continue to have many memories together, but it has been fun reading about all of your Florida adventures over the past couple of years ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck to Caitlin!!

And thanks for the Humbecue shout out – yum!

15 babycakes June 23, 2010 at 12:50 am

This was really sweet. Very touching tribute!

16 Diana@mymarblerye June 23, 2010 at 1:08 am

I just got teary eyed from this post! Close friends moving away can be painful but it only strengthens truly great friendships!

17 Amber June 23, 2010 at 1:12 am

Aww one of my best friends moved across the country a couple months ago and it was SO HARD. But we keep in touch through blackberry messenging and skype! And now you have the perfect excuse to go run a race in Charlotte!

18 Evelyn June 23, 2010 at 1:55 am

Aww very sweet post : )

19 TorontoGirloutWest June 23, 2010 at 2:13 am

I could have sworn I already commented. Anywho….

I think this post is a beautiful tribute to your friendship. And I have to confess it made me shed a tear.

You two are lucky to have each other! ?

20 Lee June 23, 2010 at 3:55 am

Aww, this almost made my cry. It is really hard when good friends move away.

21 Cassie June 23, 2010 at 6:40 am

That was such a sweet post! I almost cried ๐Ÿ™‚

22 Kath June 23, 2010 at 6:58 am

In our house, you, Caitlin and Jenna are just known as “The Floridians.”

So sad you’re down to one!

23 caitlin June 23, 2010 at 6:59 am

this was so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!!!

24 thirtyandbeyond June 23, 2010 at 7:10 am

I’m an avid reader but can’t comment often but this post made me choke up. It made me miss Caitlin and I never met her ๐Ÿ™‚

25 shelly June 23, 2010 at 7:12 am

My best friend moved across the country last July and I cried for weeks…. much longer than for any past boyfriend ๐Ÿ™‚
I am finally going to visit her for a week in August and I can’t wait! Girls need girls!

26 Sarah June 23, 2010 at 7:37 am

Aww, what a great tribute to a great friend! Just another reason to travel more ๐Ÿ™‚

27 Lindsay June 23, 2010 at 7:45 am

This is a beautiful post. You guys our lucky to have such a great friendship! It is hard when friends move away, but the nice thing is, you can keep up-to-date with each other through your blogs (not the same, i know…but it’s something!). And there’s always the possibility of vacation visits!

28 Whit June 23, 2010 at 8:11 am

Well it’s official. All you Orlando people need to move to Charlotte! ๐Ÿ˜€

29 Marissa June 23, 2010 at 8:28 am

Aww that’s so sweet. :]

30 biz319 June 23, 2010 at 8:39 am

Perfect send off! Okay, so when are you going to move? ๐Ÿ˜€

31 Anne P June 23, 2010 at 8:48 am

Aww this was SO cute. Sniff!

32 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 23, 2010 at 8:53 am

Aww how sweet!! Great tribute

33 Allie June 23, 2010 at 9:48 am

oh- this made me kind of sad and teary and i don’t even know you all! nice post. but, good friends are forever no matter the distance.

34 runningwithsass June 23, 2010 at 9:59 am

your making me so sad! I have never met yall but feel like I know you and am so sad for yall!

35 lowandbhold June 23, 2010 at 10:21 am

Aw, sweet post! It’s hard to have a friend move away, but you guys have blogging to keep you in touch ๐Ÿ™‚

36 kirsten June 23, 2010 at 10:35 am

really nice post! ๐Ÿ™‚

37 Erin @ A Girl and Her Mutt June 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Great post.

Seeing all this Oberon makes me thirsty.

38 Heather @ Junk Food Break Up June 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm

What a great post, cheers to great freinds!

39 Rosey Rebecca June 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm

This made me so sad! It’ll be ok! I’m moving away from one of my best friends in December. It’s going to be hard!

40 Whitney June 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm

OBERON is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Great pics!

41 Jenny June 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm

This post reminds me of the feelings I’m sharing right now for my twin sister’s move. She’s actually moving to North Carolina as well on Friday morning. I am lucky to take off of work to help her with the move from Chicago to North Carolina, but I will not see her until mid August ๐Ÿ™

In times like these all I say is…. time will fly and before you know it, she’ll be home ๐Ÿ™‚

cheers!

42 jennyinnewyork June 24, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Aww this is so sweet, I’m tearing up… i blame the 4 beers i just had! Hopefully your friendship will persist through the distance!

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