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After being told by my Girls on the Run troop that I looked 18 and “couldn’t possibly” be old enough to be married to the Husband (ummm… I’m about to turn 27), I decided it was time for a new haircut.  What do you think?

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Do I look older and wiser?  I didn’t change the color; it’s just the lighting.

 

I’ve never had bangs like this before but so far, I like it!  I think it’s going to be really annoying during workouts (guess I’ll pin my bangs back), but I can suffer through for a cute new look.  :)  I lost about four inches, too.  It seems so short to me now.

 

I have another fun RUNNING announcement for you, too!

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I’m partnering up with Thomas Bagel Thins to run the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon in New York City on April 3!  I’m super excited because 1) I love Thomas Bagel Thins – not only are they yummy, but they were a sponsor of the Healthy Living Summit!

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(More info on HLS 2011 is forthcoming, I promise!)

 

And 2) I love women’s races! I am super excited to do a women’s only half marathon. 

 

Plus, bagels + running are a match made in heaven, right?

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As part of my sponsorship, I’ll be blogging on the Thomas Bagel Thins Facebook page and my Facebook page.  As a matter of fact, my first post is already up – it includes my basic tips for getting started with running.

 

I’m really excited to do this Half Marathon because it’s only a few weeks after the National Half Marathon, and if I don’t set a new personal record (PR) in D.C., I plan to do it in New York City!  Plus – and this is the really awesome part – my mom is coming to New York City with me!  She’s NEVER been to NYC, and I’m excited to take a mother/daughter trip together.  :)

 

Full Disclosure per FCC guidelines:  As part of my sponsorship, Thomas Bagel Thins is giving me airfare, hotel, race entry, and a travel stipend.  I’ll be blogging on their Facebook page and my Facebook page. 

 

Fun, huh?  Tina is running the race, too!  I can’t wait – I’m going to try to organize a big NYC meet-up, too!

 

Lunch:

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Whole wheat bun with hummus:

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And a huge salad with spinach, goat cheese, leftover Roasted Carrots and Kale, and tomatoes.  Mmmm.

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Annnnd – I’m off!

 

Have you had the same haircut for years or are you fearless and always mixin’ it up?

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  • Katy (The Singing Runner) March 1, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Love the new do! :D Super pretty! My GOTR girls thought I was 15! Haha… uh… no girls… I’ll be 21 in April. ;)

    Congrats on the new race! You’ll be amazing! :D

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  • Kelly March 1, 2011, 1:04 pm

    Love the new do!! But I actually think you look younger :-)

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 1:09 pm

      Ahhh! Dammit. LOL

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      • Carolyn @ Lovin' Losing March 1, 2011, 1:46 pm

        I agree! Love it!

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        • Ellie@fitforthesoul March 1, 2011, 2:26 pm

          Yess I love love it Caitlin! It really matches you, and I feel like you can style it in more eclectic ways with bangs :) It makes you look a little bit younger, but somehow MORE professional even. :D

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  • Sherry March 1, 2011, 1:05 pm

    I am a long time reader but I think this might be my first time commenting. Sorry. I love your hair!! It looks gorgeous and fresh! The bangs look really good on you too!! I change my color all the time and I’ve had short and long hair. Right now it’s long and I’m loving it. It’s naturally curly and my curls look better when it’s long. Enjoy your new look!! Get headbands that will help keep your bangs out of your face.

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  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write March 1, 2011, 1:05 pm

    Very cute. The color looks completely different, but I assume that’s the lighting. I just cut like 5 or 6 inches off my hair, so I know what you mean about it feeling short. When I wash my hair, it’s SO weird. And, workouts are going to be a challenge for sure. That’s actually the first thing I said after “I love it!”

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  • Carly March 1, 2011, 1:05 pm

    Exciting news!
    I got bangs in October and loved them, however grew them out. Growing them out is a huge pain so since you look awesome with bangs, rock them for as long as you can!

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  • Stephanie @ Live Cook Love March 1, 2011, 1:08 pm

    I LOVE the new hair!! I have bangs too and just bobbyclip them back when I’m working out. And that is very exciting news!!! I’ve been waiting to hear more for HLS so hopefully soon :)

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  • Becca March 1, 2011, 1:09 pm

    LOVE the haircut! it looks awesome on you!

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  • Kara March 1, 2011, 1:09 pm

    I have the same bangs and it’s no problem to pin them back for running. It’s a great look for you!

    One day in my dreams I’d like to get sponsored for a race too :)

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  • Heidi March 1, 2011, 1:10 pm

    you’ll love the women’s half! I ran it last year and had a great time :)

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  • Kristyn March 1, 2011, 1:10 pm

    Love the new haircut! And rock on to the partnering with the Thomas company. yum, yum!
    You’re welcome for the support for OB! I’m all over it promoting up here and getting the word out as best I can. What I was thinking with OB for the GOTR service project, and I think the other Jersey school who wanted to use that idea too, was to beautify bathrooms in the school with Operation Beautiful notes…staff bathrooms and kids bathrooms to promote the message of being positive. In my district we have a k-1 school and a 3-8 school, so I was thinking we could put the post it note displays all over the bathrooms at both schools. Not only would students and faculty see it everyday as a reminder to be proud of who you are, etc., but both buildings are used everyday after 4:30 for outside school activities-such as rec teams, graduate school meeting places for class, PTO programs-so also everyone in the community would see this message of OB as well. =) Hoping to pull it all together here to send in for your other blog. Thanks, Caitlin!

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  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 1, 2011, 1:11 pm

    How exciting!!
    And I LOVE your haircut! I frequently am told I look around 17 (I’m 22) so I TOTALLY understand that one.. it gets old.

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  • Kristin March 1, 2011, 1:11 pm

    Love the new look! I just bobby pin my bangs back or whip everything up in a hot mess of a headband. And congrats on the awesome news!

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  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 1, 2011, 1:11 pm

    I like the new haircut! I got short bangs in November and I’ve been growing them out, but I kind want to go back to them. I hadn’t had bangs since 5th grade!

    Congrats on the bagel/1/2 marathon sponsorship – a bagel/PB/chia seeds is one of my favorite pre-run meals.

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  • suki March 1, 2011, 1:11 pm

    I love your new hair! I don’t think it makes you look older, but it’s a good look. :) What’s wrong with looking young? We’ve gotta cherish it.

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  • Gwen March 1, 2011, 1:11 pm

    Sassy! I love it! And good luck with the half!

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  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) March 1, 2011, 1:11 pm

    I finally have one that works for me and I stick with it. It grows out nicely. The bangs look great on you and work with your face. For workouts, try a thick headband. Lululemon has a purple one that I got and love…love…

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  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 1, 2011, 1:11 pm

    I love the new cut! It is super cute. Also, you said HLS 2012 – I thought one was in the works for this year?

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 1:13 pm

      Oops, typo. It’s 2011.

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  • Steph March 1, 2011, 1:11 pm

    I’m running that Half Marathon too!!! It’s going to be awesome and I’m really looking forward to it.

    Your hair looks great!

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  • Little Bookworm March 1, 2011, 1:11 pm

    Love the new haircut, it looks great! :)

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  • Natalie @ Will Jog For Food March 1, 2011, 1:12 pm

    Your haircut looks so hot!! I LOVE it :)

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  • Cate March 1, 2011, 1:12 pm

    I really like the new hair do- very cute! A headband or just a clip helps me keep my bangs out of my face during a workout.

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  • Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2011, 1:12 pm

    LOVE your hair!! Gorgeous and sophisticated. It totally suits you! I would love to have bangs, but I have a HUGE cowlick!

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  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 1, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Your hair looks great! Honestly, I prefer shorter hair on me, but I am growing it out to donate. I love having bangs, so I constantly chop mine off. I can’t wait to get mine chopped off.

    Congrats on the partnership with Thomas!

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  • Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen March 1, 2011, 1:13 pm

    I’m not sure it makes you look older, but I LOVE the enw bangs on you!! Looks so pretty :) And don’t worry, I get people guessing that I’m 15 all the time lol.

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  • karen March 1, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Love the hair! Bangs are why they make sweaty bands and bondibands, right? So excited for your opportunity with the race.

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  • Karen @ Run Shop Travel March 1, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Yay I am doing this race too and would love a blogger meet up!

    Not sure how hilly the DC half is but just a warning, Central Park has lots of hills and we have to run them twice because the course is two loops in Central Park!

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  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt March 1, 2011, 1:13 pm

    I love the bangs! You look beautimous! I always get bored with my hair but no matter how much I try to change it…it always ends up looking the same! I’m like a cartoon character. This ‘do is permanently drawn on my head.

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  • Mama Pea March 1, 2011, 1:14 pm

    Love the bangs! Represent!

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  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) March 1, 2011, 1:15 pm

    I think it really changes your look! I need a haircut so badly, but wayyy too busy right now. I’ll shoot for April or May, ha ha.

    I had bangs for a while and normally user snap pins to keep them on top of my head during workouts. I hate having wet hair in my face!

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  • jessica March 1, 2011, 1:15 pm

    your hair looks fab!

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  • krista March 1, 2011, 1:16 pm

    LOVE the new hair, seriously! I rarely comment on blogs but had to tell you that because I am seriously loving the change.

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  • Stacy March 1, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Bangs look great on you!! And I can’t wait to hear what your GOTR troop thinks. :) I am always tempted to try out bangs but then I get scared at the last minute and just get my usual haircut.

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  • Laura March 1, 2011, 1:16 pm

    I actually have like the same exact hair cut, and I just use a few clips to pull them back when running. It really is no big deal and they look awesome!

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  • Corie March 1, 2011, 1:16 pm

    I love the new haircut!

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  • VeggieGirl March 1, 2011, 1:16 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the ‘do! I changed it up a bit this year as well :)

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  • Michelle @ Lifewithacrazypup March 1, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Your hair looks great Caitlin!! You should just wear your “I run for beer” headband to keep your bangs back during your workout!

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  • Dori March 1, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Very exciting about the race, maybe I will come and cheer! Love the bangs too, I am a big fan of bangs. Just wear a workout headband and you should be fine during exercise.

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    • Theodora March 1, 2011, 3:37 pm

      Come cheer! I’ll be there cheering!

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      • Dori March 1, 2011, 3:38 pm

        OK then I will!

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        • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:51 pm

          Yay I love you guys!

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  • Rachel March 1, 2011, 1:17 pm

    Love love love the new haircut! I definitely think it gives you a more mature look.

    Congrats on the new Thomas blogging gig :)

    I have had the same haircut for my entire life. Blah. Lol

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  • hippierunner March 1, 2011, 1:18 pm

    I think you look a little younger but it looks really nice! I wish I could have bangs like that but my hair is curly and things would get weird lol.

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  • Sarah @ Long Legs Healthy Life March 1, 2011, 1:18 pm

    Love the new haircut! It doesn’t make you look older but more grown-up, if that makes sense. I have bangs, and I always just pin them back into a bit of a ‘pouf’ on the top of my head. Or use a headband.

    Congrats on your partnership with Thomas, going to read your post for them right now!

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  • Ali @ Ali on the Run March 1, 2011, 1:18 pm

    So much exciting stuff! First of all, the hair looks divine. Rock it, girl. Secondly, yay for NYC! I’ll be out there cheering on all the runners and will definitely keep an eye out for you!

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  • Natalia - a side of simple March 1, 2011, 1:18 pm

    Your haircut is beautiful! I think it’s so classy and stylish. Bold move and I like it! Also, congratulations on teaming up with Thomas!

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  • Courtney March 1, 2011, 1:18 pm

    Bah, I have had the same haircut for years. In my defense, I have really fine hair and it looks awful long or short, so at my shoulders it stays. That said, I LOVE your bangs. I don’t know whether I think they make you look younger or not. Pin them back during workouts with small bobby pins or use a head wrap and you’ll be good to go!

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  • Danielle @ InDeesKitchen March 1, 2011, 1:19 pm

    It looks great! Please let us know what works best when running though!

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  • Kira March 1, 2011, 1:21 pm

    I think that the bangs are great!

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  • Becky March 1, 2011, 1:22 pm

    You look great with your new do! I love the bangs on you.

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  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans March 1, 2011, 1:23 pm

    WoW! I would love to be sponsored for a race in New York because a) a free race is awesome and b) its New York!!! Have fun and can’t wait to read about it.

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  • Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! March 1, 2011, 1:24 pm

    Your bangs are, excuse the pun, BANGING! They look really great – they’re really flattering for your face shape. I’m a lifelong bang addict (right down to snipping ‘em myself on more than one occasion, haha) and I think everyone looks better with a little somethin’ somethin’ hanging down at the top of your face! :)

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  • Amanda March 1, 2011, 1:26 pm

    OMGGGGGGG I LOVEEEEEEE your bangs!! They are SO AWESOMESAUCE!! I def think you look older. :) Cute, cute!

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  • Tricia March 1, 2011, 1:27 pm

    Love the new do! I never get the same haircut twice, because unfortunately I get my haircuts few and far between. As far as the bangs while working out. The pouff is my go to.

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  • lindsay March 1, 2011, 1:28 pm

    Looks hair looks amazing!

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    • lindsay March 1, 2011, 1:28 pm

      Meant – your hair looks amazing!!

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  • Tina March 1, 2011, 1:28 pm

    I love your new cut! It looks gorgeous on you!

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  • Brynne March 1, 2011, 1:29 pm

    Yay I’m running the Fitness half too! My first race :) And I LOVE the bangs!

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  • Lindsey @ Morningstar Project March 1, 2011, 1:29 pm

    Love love the new haircut and color!
    As a first-time half marathoner (my race in in May) I’m struggling to figure out the best pre- and post-run snacks. I find myself starving now that I’m running more, but I don’t want to overdo it on calories. You’ve probably written on this before, but any suggestions would be wonderful :)

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  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad March 1, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Love the bangs!

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  • Lauren March 1, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Love the bangs! I used to have bangs, but after a while, they just got so hard to maintain – my hair is thick & fussy. My summer campers usually think I’m either 15 or 30, once they asked me if I was married & one of the campers in a different camp was my child. Uh, no!

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  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef March 1, 2011, 1:31 pm

    love the bangs! i have side bangs and definitely use bobby pins and headbands to keep my hair out of my face during workouts :)

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  • Johanna B March 1, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Someday you’ll appreciate the fact that you appear younger than you are. For now, I like the new haircut. Also, looking forward to following you on the bagel-thins page. I can’t eat them now (gluten issues) but I used to like them.

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  • Anne P March 1, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Hottie!

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  • Claire March 1, 2011, 1:31 pm

    I think your new haircut looks amazing! Very polished, nicely done ;)

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  • dee March 1, 2011, 1:32 pm

    love the haircut! especially the bangs! super cute!

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  • Val @ Balancing Val March 1, 2011, 1:33 pm

    Love the bangs!!

    Keep us updated on the NYC meet up.

    I may be actually able to go!! :D

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  • Melissa March 1, 2011, 1:33 pm

    Love the new cut! Would love to be part of the NYC meet-up as last time some work stuff came up. Be prepared for hills, the half (which I have run the past two years but decided not to pay the entry fee this year) is just over two loops of central park and its hill, the DC half the weekend before will seem flat in comparison. Good luck at both! I will be running DC half to pace a friend who is running the full.

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:51 pm

      Oh man, so one big hill twice or rolling hills the entire time?

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      • Stephanie March 1, 2011, 9:51 pm

        It’s 2 loops of the park, plus a little extra. The west side of the park is all rolling hills (I think there are 3 or 4 hills in a row), there is 1 medium hill on the east side and then 1 gigantic steep hill up top (Harlem Hill). It’s a tough course, but the park is pretty.

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  • Lauri March 1, 2011, 1:34 pm

    Love the new ‘do, I have been debating bangs for the past 6 months. You may have convinced me to take the plunge:)

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  • Mary @ stylefyles March 1, 2011, 1:35 pm

    Love the new bangs! You’ll get used to pinning them back!

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  • Ashley March 1, 2011, 1:36 pm

    I keep my hair the same until I damage it so badly I have to change it. One time I dyed my hair fluorescent orange, accidentally of course, and I had to cut a good 6 inches off to save it.

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  • Kelly March 1, 2011, 1:37 pm

    Oh, such a cute cut! I have had super short hair and super long, and like to change it up a bit now and again. Oh, and I am 32, but still get asked “So, what high school do you go to?” LOL I just look at the person dumbfounded and tell them I haven’t been to a high school in 14 years. It’s not so bad, though. I’d rather look too young than too old. Rock the young look as long as you can. :)

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  • Meredith March 1, 2011, 1:38 pm

    Although I never comment I am a long time reader and SUPER excited to hear you are running the race in NYC because I am too! Do you have to have a blog to be a part of the meet up (if you end up organizing one)? I would love to be a part of it :)

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:50 pm

      No! You can just be you :) I hope you come! I’ll post more deets closer to the date.

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  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life March 1, 2011, 1:38 pm

    Love the new haircut–very stylish!

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  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete March 1, 2011, 1:40 pm

    I think the haircut doesn’t make you look older, but it is definitely more updated! Not that you were out of date before though!

    I have curly hair so that makes it a little difficult to change things up especially since I’m way to lazy to straighten it every day!

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  • Lizzy March 1, 2011, 1:42 pm

    your new cut looks amazing on you! :)

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  • Hope March 1, 2011, 1:45 pm

    Your haircut looks so cute!! I love it!

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  • Ali March 1, 2011, 1:45 pm

    Your hair look stunning – super chic! Small change, big difference!
    I will echo one of the earlier comments re: curly hair …..so hard to change because I need it to be a certain length so it is weighed down and doesn’t make me look like orphan Annie.

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:49 pm

      Hahah do you have red, curly hair??? If so, awesome.

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  • Stephanie@Thorns Have Roses March 1, 2011, 1:46 pm

    Lookin good lady!
    Hah! I had a Thomas Bagel Thin for breakfast.
    I go a few years long and then drastic chop. Repeat. And repeat. haha

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  • Kelly March 1, 2011, 1:49 pm

    Love the bangs! I’m getting my hair cut next week and am looking for a change.

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  • Jennifer Cook March 1, 2011, 1:49 pm

    Love the new hair! You don’t necessarily look older, but you definitely look trendier. Did you change your color too or is that just the lighting?

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    • Jennifer Cook March 1, 2011, 1:49 pm

      Also, running with bangs= headbands are your friend!

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      • DadHTP March 1, 2011, 4:58 pm

        Caitlin was the Headband Queen in 5th and 6th gredes.

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  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black March 1, 2011, 1:50 pm

    LOVING your bangs! Totally cute. But, you look beautiful either wa! But it’s a nice change. Fun!

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  • Espie March 1, 2011, 1:50 pm

    Great haircut! It’s a good update to your look without changing it too much.

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  • Amanda March 1, 2011, 1:50 pm

    I love the bangs! I go through this debate before every haircut…whether or not to get them because they are a pain while working out. It’s nothing a few cute headbands can’t cure. I think I’m going this weekend to trim up and (maybeee) take the bang plunge. Bangs = awesomesauce.

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:49 pm

      Do it!!

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  • Gavi @ Gavi Gets Going! March 1, 2011, 1:51 pm

    Your haircut looks awesome–I love the side sweep bangs! I have extremely curly hair so bangs aren’t for me, and I tend to keep my ‘do pretty much the same. I did get a very dramatic haircut in September, though, and it took me months to get used to it. I even had to run with my hair down for a while because it was too short for a ponytail or bun!

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  • Nina March 1, 2011, 1:54 pm

    GIRL, YOU LOOK HOT!

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  • Robyn March 1, 2011, 1:56 pm

    Love the new hair!!

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  • Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run March 1, 2011, 1:56 pm

    Love the new hair. It’s got much more definition and style!

    I change my hair all.the.time. I love experimenting with new cuts and color. I get bored so easily!

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 1, 2011, 1:59 pm

    I LOVE your hair Caitlin!!!! It looks gorgeous! And congrats on the Thomas Bagel Thins opportunity too – I saw it on Tina’s blog this morning too and it sounds exciting!

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  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 1, 2011, 2:00 pm

    LOVE the new hair!! It does look much more sophisticated. But don’t feel bad, I get asked all the time what year of high school I’m in or told that I look 12. Then again, our looks may come to our advantage when we’ll actually want to look 10 years younger! ;)

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  • April @ Crazy Fabulous Life March 1, 2011, 2:02 pm

    Lookin’ good, Caitlin!

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  • Laurie March 1, 2011, 2:03 pm

    I love your hair!!!! I think you look the same, but a more grown up look! You rock it!

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  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks March 1, 2011, 2:05 pm

    OMG…how weird…In an hour, I am heading off to get my first haircut in a year….and I am thinking about trying bangs like yours, for the first time ever! Spooky! ;)

    My co-worker suggested I get layers and bangs last night when we were discussing it, and I was feeling kind of afraid of the bangs, but looking at your cut, maybe I will give them a try. You look great!

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  • Allison @ Happy Tales March 1, 2011, 2:05 pm

    SQUEEEE that is SO EXCITING!!!! Congrats, girl!

    And holy cow, I am always SO so scared of getting my haircut (haven’t had an actual cut in yeeeeears, only trims!) Curly hair is so tricky, and i just don’t trust people other than my homegirl up in Cincinnati. So I haven’t really had a real cut since I’ve lived there… 7 years now! That being said, I have to ask, where oh WHERE did you get your awesome new do?!? I LOVE IT!!!!!

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:48 pm

      You need to go to Salon 42 and ask for Jason. He is awesome. Seriously the best haircuts I’ve ever gotten. All the CLT girls go to him.

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      • Allison @ Happy Tales March 1, 2011, 8:13 pm

        Looked ‘em up on the web. Looks awesome! I’m totally doing it. Thaaanks for the tip!!

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  • Maryann (The Balanced Bean) March 1, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Its cute!! Although it definitely looks darker, which i like! you should die it :) The NYC half sounds amazing!

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  • Kelly March 1, 2011, 2:06 pm

    I love your hair…very cute…although I think it makes you look even younger! haha! But that is a good thing!! :)

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  • Jess@atasteofconfidence March 1, 2011, 2:07 pm

    I love your hair!! I’m getting mine cut in a week and I can’t wait!

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  • zoe (and the beatles) March 1, 2011, 2:08 pm

    your hair looks great! it suits your face really well. and it looks so much more healthy, too! personally, i lovelovelove changing it up. i love change of any kind, especially when it comes to hair and decorating (yeah, i’m weird :)!). usually i chop off all my hair on a whim, let it grow back for two-ish years, play around with long hair for a second and then chop it all off again! it’s too much fun :)

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  • Sara March 1, 2011, 2:09 pm

    You were made for bangs! Totally the right look for you.

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  • Amy March 1, 2011, 2:10 pm

    Love the cut! I know you said it was the lighting that made it look like you had dyed it darker, but the dark shade totally suits you and I think you should go dark!! =)

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  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair March 1, 2011, 2:15 pm

    Your hair looks GREAT. Love the bangs! Definitely more “mature” :)

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  • erica March 1, 2011, 2:18 pm

    i LOOOOOVE your new ‘do!!!!! =)

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  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 1, 2011, 2:29 pm

    3 Things: 1. I LOVE your haircut (it looks fabulous) 2. CONGRATS on running with Tina in that run-such fun!! 3. LOVE your lunch, seriously, that looks amazing! What a happy day for you :)

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  • Laura H. March 1, 2011, 2:30 pm

    The cut looks great on you! You still look younger than 27, but that’s a good thing! I read about that half marathon in the latest Fitness magazine. Is it only in NYC though?

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:46 pm

      I’m not sure if it’s a series or not, actually!

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  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles March 1, 2011, 2:34 pm

    LOVE the bangs! I’m thinking about getting mine back!

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  • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama March 1, 2011, 2:34 pm

    Love the hair cut! You still look ypung but trust me, that is a good thing!! Contests on the race sponsorship.

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  • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama March 1, 2011, 2:35 pm

    That is supposed to say congrats. The iPad auto corrected me :-)

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  • Clare March 1, 2011, 2:44 pm

    I am uber jealous (you should try to use uber as much as you can, it’s fun) that you’re in the More half. I’ve run it the past two years (2 years ago it was my first half and now I’ve done over 10 halves and two marathons, sorry, a little I heart myself action going on now, I’m done)but wasn’t sure if I could do it this year with my whole wedding coming up and whatnot, and then the race sold out! Boo. Does Thomas’ want a local to race for them? :) no hotel or airfare required. Two years ago it was over 90 degrees and last year it rained the whole time, so this year, it should be just right! You’ll have fun! Oh, and I’m all about goody stay put headbands for bangs, but you gotta find the right ones so they don’t slip.

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:46 pm

      We should tots make uber happen.

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      • Clare March 1, 2011, 9:12 pm

        I also appreciate using “heart” as a verb. For example,
        “I heart racing, it’s uber fun.” I’ve been using it since college, and one would think it’s something I would grow out of. Let’s just pretend I’m not 30 years old now.

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        • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 9:16 pm

          I heart racing, it’s uber fun, and getting a medal is awesomesauce.

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  • Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free March 1, 2011, 2:51 pm

    New hair! Thats so exciting! It looks great and motivates me to finally cut mine!

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  • Shayla March 1, 2011, 2:54 pm

    You look gorgeous – love the new look! :)

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  • Allison March 1, 2011, 2:54 pm

    Welllll blurg, I was debating whether or not to say anything about this, but it’s still kind of bothering me. I’m having trouble not thinking there is something a little weird about the “bagel thins” sponsorship of a women’s race. If you are going to be running a half marathon, shouldn’t you at least be eating a regular bagel? I just don’t feel like this is something they would market to men, and especially not something they would market to men who are runners. If you are badass enough to get out there and run a half, I think there’s something a little demeaning about associating this with something that is akin to dieting.

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    • Katie March 1, 2011, 5:11 pm

      I agree. It’s great and very generous that they are sponsoring the half, but it doesn’t seem like there is anything especially “healthy” about the bagel thins except that they are low calorie.

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:45 pm

      Thanks girls for adding your thoughts. I will definitely keep this in mind for future sponsorships. And as usual, THANK YOU for sharing your thoughts and letting me know how you feel in a mature way :)

      Buuuut I do want to say that as far as packaged bread products goes, Bagel Thins are pretty healthy! No artificial sweeteners, 5 g of protein, and 5 g of fiber. I think they’re a good alternative for a lot of people who might otherwise choose a less healthy product. And honestly, the company and people who work with them are great.

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  • Alex @ Healing Beauty March 1, 2011, 2:59 pm

    I think the haircut is great! Congrats on being sponsored! That’s wonderful!

    As far as haircuts go, I generally like to mix things up. A few years ago I had really long hair, then cut off 8 inches to have a shorter bob style cut. It was longer in the front and shorter in the back and I added honey colored highlights to my dark brown hair. I love a new cut and color! It makes me feel like a new person!

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  • Jen March 1, 2011, 2:59 pm

    Love the new hair style!!!

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  • john March 1, 2011, 2:59 pm

    Caitlyn, The bangs look great,this photo reminds me of a picture of your mother. A huge resemblance. Love you.

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:42 pm

      Love you too Johnny.

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  • Melanie March 1, 2011, 3:00 pm

    Your new hair is WAY TOO CUTE! Love it! I’m always too scared to cut mine too much. I’m not sure if the bangs make you look any older though. You still look pretty young. ;-)

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  • Kristina @ spabettie March 1, 2011, 3:03 pm

    the new look is fabulous, Caitlin!

    and… Jason always says I look younger when I have bangs… I kinda think you do too… ;)

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  • Clarissa @ SoberandtheCity March 1, 2011, 3:04 pm

    Yay for an NYC meet-up! Can’t wait to watch the big race!

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  • Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen March 1, 2011, 3:12 pm

    I love the new haircut! I don’t think it changes how old you look, but it’s definitely sophisticated :)

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  • Lauren @ChiGalLauren March 1, 2011, 3:12 pm

    The bangs look awesome!!!! I’ve had bangs on and off for years, most recently off, and I’m thinking I have to go back to bangs! On looking like you’re 18….that’s a good thing!

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  • Helen March 1, 2011, 3:12 pm

    I love the new do! It’s not a drastic change but definitely a nice little change. I’ve always been super conversative with my haircuts. I think I’ve had the same layers for 10 years now :)

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  • juli March 1, 2011, 3:17 pm

    what kind of hummus do you usually buy? It always looks so good and cream.

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:41 pm

      That’s Sabra and I also like Roots!

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  • Beth @ 990 Square March 1, 2011, 3:18 pm

    It’s looks great! But I don’t think it makes you look older :-( I feel your pain on that one. I’m about to turn 29 (march 17!) and I often get people saying I look like I’m 18.

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  • Haley March 1, 2011, 3:19 pm

    I love the new ‘do! I had long hair my entire life and gave it to locks of love when I was 18 and heading off to college… then kept it short for years (because it’s SO much easier to take care of that way!!). I recently grew it out and then chopped it again for locks of love =). It is, after all, JUST hair. And I’m not using it, so someone else can ;)

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  • Meg March 1, 2011, 3:22 pm

    Love your haircut. Mind if I steal it? I grew my hair out for my wedding last year, after wearing it short forever. I’m liking it long but I have no idea what to do with it style wise.

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:36 pm

      Steal away!

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  • Anne Weber-Falk March 1, 2011, 3:26 pm

    Oooo, love it! I didn’t realize how dark your hair is. I love that too. You don’t look younger or older, you look like you only better.

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  • Paige (Running Around Normal) March 1, 2011, 3:27 pm

    I LOVE the new look! I’m not sure which way you look older, but the new ‘do is definitely cute and updated! :)

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  • Susan (Oliepants) March 1, 2011, 3:30 pm

    Love your bangs! I don’t think it makes you look older or younger – just different – a great different! :) Love it!

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  • Caitln March 1, 2011, 3:33 pm

    Cute hair!! Also, so excited you are coming to NYC! I did the More/Fitness half last year and PR’ed – it’s a great race!

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    • lisa @ early morning run March 1, 2011, 3:43 pm

      Wow. Congrats on getting a pr at the race last year! The weather was brutal.

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      • Stephanie March 1, 2011, 4:42 pm

        Yes major congrats! My sneakers felt like they weighed 50 pounds each from all the pouring rain. It was so windy and cold.

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        • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:35 pm

          Oh god, I hope it’s not raining this year…

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  • Charlie March 1, 2011, 3:34 pm

    When I had short hair, I changed my haircut every 3-6 months! Now that they are long, I just want them to stay like this :). No new haircut for at least 2 years.

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  • Jeni @ stepping out March 1, 2011, 3:40 pm

    The new haircut looks awesome!
    I so wish I could run that race. I’m in a catch 22. I can’t run it this year because it’s during the school year (I’m a teacher). I probably can’t run it next year because I won’t have any money…going back to school.
    Some day though! Good luck on the race!

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  • lisa @ early morning run March 1, 2011, 3:42 pm

    Congrats on the sponsorship! Get ready for the Central Park hills! They’re lots of…fun!

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  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 1, 2011, 3:42 pm

    Cute hair!

    I have had different variations on a theme but long-ish, straight, and blond is what i always go back to.

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  • Lindsey March 1, 2011, 3:44 pm

    Oh my goodness, your hair looks SO stellar! I love it!
    I actually just cut about 8 inches off my hair and added bangs, so I know that oh-my-god-where’d-my-hair-go feeling. And as for working out, I actually adore it because I bobby-pin those suckers back and then afterward, wabam! They just right back into place sweat-free. Super awesome you have to work out and go some place quickly!

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  • Ashley (The Vegetable Life) March 1, 2011, 3:46 pm

    I love the new haircut! It makes such a big difference!!!!!! It looks awesome!

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  • Jen March 1, 2011, 3:46 pm

    I have had the same haircut for 11 years – straight and long, and last Saturday I went and got 6 inches cut off and bangs to boot. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I feelt like a new woman! Your new haircut looks GREAT!

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  • kristen March 1, 2011, 3:46 pm

    Your look beautiful! I love your new hair cut!
    ALso, I wish there a all women’s race here. I think that would be amazing! I can’t wait to hear about it!

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  • Camille March 1, 2011, 3:47 pm

    I love your hair!
    I am currently planning my next big hair change :)

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  • JenRD March 1, 2011, 3:47 pm

    Love the haircut! Definitely more mature! I get the same thing–especially if I am running around town doing errands after the gym, with my hair in a ponytail and no makeup on, people ask me where I go to school–high school! They are shocked when I tell them I am 30 and show my wedding ring. I guess we’ll appreciate it more in 10-20 years, right?

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  • JenRD March 1, 2011, 3:48 pm

    Oh, and I would love to meet up in NYC if that happens! That is exciting!

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  • Nicole March 1, 2011, 3:57 pm

    I agree with some of the other commenters, love the new hair cut but I do think it makes you look younger. But that’s a good thing!! I’m constantly told I don’t look my age and I’m okay with it, I think it just means that you take great care of yourself :)

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  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe March 1, 2011, 3:58 pm

    Great haircut, it does make you look younger, but not teenage younger. I need a cut SOON.

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  • Katie March 1, 2011, 4:01 pm

    Love your new haircut, it makes you look more mature and put together! Plus, the shorter length makes it look a lot fuller! I just cut my hair short, gotta change it up sometimes :)

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  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) March 1, 2011, 4:01 pm

    LOVE your new look! The best way to combat bangs in the face when working out is def head bands. Pref the kind that has the rubbery stuff on the inside (lulu’s work well, but a little pricey) so it doesn’t slip off while you’re running or what have you.

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  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 1, 2011, 4:09 pm

    oooh the new ‘do’ looks fantabulous!

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  • Casey March 1, 2011, 4:10 pm

    Love, love, love your hair! It looks great, Caitlin! And I’m also one of the many NYC’ers (though I’m originally from Salisbury, NC) who would love to meet up! Please keep us posted.

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  • Parita @ myinnershakti March 1, 2011, 4:13 pm

    Love your haircut! It’s super trendy with the bangs! And I get the “you look young thing” all the time! My little cousin told me I look like an adolescent the other day! LOL!

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  • monicanelsonfitness March 1, 2011, 4:14 pm

    va-va-voom on the hair cut! Looks great.

    Congrats on the race and the Bagel THins partnership, that is awesome!

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  • Carin March 1, 2011, 4:15 pm

    It looks fantastic! Nice FRINGE (have never understood the American term “bangs” – but your bangs rock!)

    Change the profile pic on the home page to the new one!

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:34 pm

      Oh fringe sounds way cooler.

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      • Carin March 1, 2011, 8:35 pm

        Does your Hub say “fringe” too, or is he completely Americanised?

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        • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 8:41 pm

          He says he thought fringes and bangs were different things… LOL. Men.

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  • Grapeful March 1, 2011, 4:18 pm

    I like the new haircut. I don’t know that it makes you look any older (or rather more your age). I still think you look the same age. But honestly, I’m not sure that one could reasonably look older/more mature in work-out clothes unless you want to get crafty with make-up. And plus you’re a petite female as well, right? Petites always tend to look young. Typically, I find that business clothes or at least “casual chic” are what make people look their age.

    And for what it’s worth, I think your husband looks the same age as you. So if you guys are in fact young-looking, at least you are young-looking together :)

    (P.S. I think people’s perception of what people should look like for a certain age is skewed by TV/the media much like they do with our perception of beauty. Remember when Luke Perry was playing a teenager on 90210? Or Tom Welling a 15 yr old on Smallville? Ridiculousness!)

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    • Kelly March 1, 2011, 4:26 pm

      I totally agree with the tv scewing people’s perception of age! It’s ridiculous that 30something actors are playing teens.

      PS – Caitlin the bangs are super cute! Can’t wait to cut my hair on Friday!

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:34 pm

      Oh man I think you are prob right about TV characters!

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  • Amanda @ AmandaRunsNY March 1, 2011, 4:21 pm

    The bangs look really good. You definitely look 27!

    Congrats on the sponsorship & Good Luck on the More Half Marathon. I actually considered that as my next half but decided to do the 13.1 race in Queens the day before.

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  • Dorien March 1, 2011, 4:32 pm

    The new cut looks good on you! Bangs are always a great way to bring out a ‘new’ face! I’m stuck the other way around though, I’ve got bangs for 5 years now and am trying so hard to grow them even again – if only my hair wasn’t so uncooperative! :-)

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  • Jacquelyn March 1, 2011, 4:34 pm

    I LOVE your new haircut! Both were good but this one just has a bit more life, it’s more exciting.

    I change my hair in fall and spring! last fall I chopped off about 7 or 8 inches – made a big difference that I don’t think I was ready for. I’m growing it back now and it’s a bit awkward.

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  • Eline Madeleine Schmeets March 1, 2011, 4:37 pm

    Your hair looks amazing!
    Enjoy your new ‘old’ look.

    Love from Holland!

    Eline

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  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 1, 2011, 5:00 pm

    You look super cute. You do look very young but when you’re 50 you’ll love it! I’m the same way and that’s what I always tell myself ;)

    Super fun on the Thomas Bagel Thins. I am obsessed with their bagels. SO GOOD.

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  • Carlyn March 1, 2011, 5:00 pm

    I love it! But You look younger haha so maybe not what you were going for :P
    It looks really fresh though (:

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  • Clare @ Fitting It All In March 1, 2011, 5:00 pm

    Love the haircut! I feel like everyone is getting them lately, including me! I’m going this afternoon but I never do ANYTHING fun. I’m too much of a wimp!

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  • Cyclist Kate March 1, 2011, 5:00 pm

    Love the cut!!!

    Your kids probably just think you look young because you act young–which is a good thing in my book! Anyway, you look beautiful. Enjoy the sassy new hair!

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:33 pm

      Thanks Kate :)

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  • charise March 1, 2011, 5:07 pm

    The bangs look great! I have longish side-swept bangs too – just bobby pin ‘em back when working out for sure.

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  • Amanda March 1, 2011, 5:09 pm

    I had the same hair-do for years and years and I recently just started trying new things about a year ago. I’ve finally found a length that I like and its alot shorter than I ever thought I’d be comfortable with. I think your new ‘do is definitely sophisticated. I’d love to see you go shoulder length though.

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  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 1, 2011, 5:14 pm

    I’ve had the same haircut for years! A little past shoulder length, parted on the side, long bangs- I need a change :) I love your bangs!

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  • Joy - HTP Mom March 1, 2011, 5:17 pm

    Your new look is lovely, soft, and just a bit sexie :). Yes, it’s very, very, hard for me to change my hair style. As you know – you talked me into a new one in 1997 and it is now the “old” one I was wearing up until this year! Color is an easier change for me though. How sweet and dear of you to note in your blog that we would be going to NYC together for a daughter mom weekend. I CAN’T WAIT – BIG APPLE HERE COMES TENNESSEE GIRL…..

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:33 pm

      Yay! You’re so cute.

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      • Eliza March 1, 2011, 11:56 pm

        lol sexie

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  • Katheryn March 1, 2011, 5:20 pm

    I love the new hair! Much more grown up cut.

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  • Katie March 1, 2011, 5:20 pm

    LOVE the new haircut! Definitely more racy and more mature :-)

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  • Lesley March 1, 2011, 5:21 pm

    It looks awesome! I’m slightly jealous as I’ve been really into bangs recently, but since I have wavy hair that I don’t blow dry I don’t think it would work on me. I tend to keep my hair the same, because I tried a whole bunch of stuff many years ago and now I know what I like. And I wouldn’t feel bad about looking 10 years younger, it’s uh, better than the other way around!

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  • Lauren March 1, 2011, 5:37 pm

    Stunner! Your hair looks gorgeous! :) I love how it looks darker in that lighting too! I always want to try something new, but then I chicken out. I think it’s time for me to do it though! :)

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  • Alexa @ Simple Eats March 1, 2011, 5:51 pm

    I always keep the same thing! I wish I had more ambition and confidence to do something different- go darker or super short. But, I guess I just go with what’s most comfortable. You look gorgeous, by the way!

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  • Glamorous Newlywed March 1, 2011, 5:54 pm

    I LOVE the new haircut – you look gorgeous! The bangs are long enough to easily pin back for workouts, or just wear a headband to keep them out of your face :)

    I’d love to have bangs again, but my naturally curly hair + humid TX weather makes it pretty much a terrible idea. Sigh…

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  • Meryl @ scribbled musings March 1, 2011, 6:03 pm

    I LOVE the bangs!

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  • Emilie March 1, 2011, 6:11 pm

    Congrats on the Thomas’s gig! I hope you’ll have time for a meet-up when you’re in NYC, it would be great to connect in person :)

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  • Amber K March 1, 2011, 6:19 pm

    My hair has been all one length since…forever? I think my entire life. I really don’t mind it. Sometimes I wear it halfway up, most of the time I wear it in a ponytail, and rarely I’ll wear it all the way down. I just really don’t care about my hair! Although I have to say your haircut is super cute!

    I’m always carded for everything and asked how I’m liking high school. (I’ll be 28 in a couple of months!) I say, good for me, I definitely don’t need to look older. :)

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  • gabriella @ embracement March 1, 2011, 6:34 pm

    LOVE the hair. Bangs are definitely an adjustment, but bobby pins are awesome even for those days you don’t want to blow dry them. I went crazy and did completely blunt bangs for a couple of months; they were cute but such an annoyance to grow out. Side bangs are much more my thing. The More/Fitness half is going to be my first race ever. I’m from NY and I’m so excited to run it in Central Park!

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:31 pm

      Oh I am so excited that you are running it too. I didn’t know it was in Central Park!

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      • gabriella @ embracement March 1, 2011, 8:38 pm

        I’m nervous about the Central Park hills, plus you have to do the loop twice. I’ve been training on the treadmill and I had this lofty 2-hr goal in mind. Every time I hear mention of the hills I close my ears and imagine a nice flat course.

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  • rebecca lustig March 1, 2011, 6:37 pm

    Ah I was going to sign up for that race– GOOD LUCK.

    and I’m obsessed with the new hairdo. Very sophisticated!

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 7:30 pm

      Do it!!!

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  • Maddie March 1, 2011, 6:40 pm

    I love getting haircuts! My hair is always shorter (above the shoulder) but I like trying new things for a fun change.
    I love your new ‘do! I personally think everyone looks better with bangs.

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  • christine March 1, 2011, 6:55 pm

    Your hair is cute, but you still look pretty young- I’ve been told we should enjoy it while it lasts. I hate getting hair cuts! And I love those bagels too, fewer carbs but still really good.

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  • RunnerCouple - Sara March 1, 2011, 6:58 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the bangs! I used to have bangs but let them grow out primarily because when I would go workout they got in my way. After seeing yours thought – I want to go get them cut back again! You look great!

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  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 1, 2011, 7:03 pm

    Cute haircut! I love the look of side swept bangs, but I hate how I have to blow dry them when I wash my hair. It’s such a bother!

    Also congrats about the race! That’ll be so fun to go to NYC with your mom. :)

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  • Hannah (Hannah Lives) March 1, 2011, 7:05 pm

    Aaahh! I love the haircut! Super cute! And even though it’s just the lighting I love the darker color, you should consider it!

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  • Ashley March 1, 2011, 7:50 pm

    I just pin my bangs back usually or wear a headband! That is so fun they are paying for you to go to NYC and run the race..jealous!!

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  • Michelle March 1, 2011, 7:59 pm

    I love the new haircut! And the bangs are super sassy. I have bangs of similar length and you’d think they’d get in the way during working out, but it’s not too bad. Just pin them back, or french braid them and pin them. (I braid them even when I’m not working out and don’t want them on my face–it looks cute!) Just another thought. :)

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  • Katie @ peacebeme March 1, 2011, 8:29 pm

    Looks great, you do look more sophisticated. ;) I recently got a much different haircut. I literally went in there and asked to look older! I am 25 and people always think I am 18 too. I was very pleased with the results!

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  • Laura March 1, 2011, 8:34 pm

    I love that a post about getting bangs drove nearly as many comments as when you write posts about serious, controversial topics like Michael Vick, natural birth control, etc. hahaha I must chime in with the “the bangs look awesomesauce” crew! Hope your GOTR chicas approve of your new ‘do. ;-)

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 8:41 pm

      Hahah I love this comment.

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  • kristin point March 1, 2011, 8:48 pm

    I LOVE the new ‘do! Looks awesome on you! I had this ‘do once, no prob on the working out, just use a bobbypin to pin them back.

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  • Carin March 1, 2011, 8:52 pm

    So cool that you’re taking your mum along to NY with you – and strange that she’s never visited before! I know that the US is a BIIIIIIIIIG country, but I’m amazed when people haven’t visited iconic/ “must see” locations that are relatively close to home (obviously I have a different take on this because I’m from England, now live in New Zealand and did a lot of travelling befoe moving here).

    Still, you’ll probably be as entertained as I was when I tell you that when I moved from the Midlands up to Leeds, I met grown-up people who had never been to London – a 2.5 hour train ride away. And it’s London – a place that people visit from all over the world!

    Would love to do the NY half. I haven’t been to NY since the week before Sept.11 happened, which was a strange experience… we went to Central Park but I certainly wasn’t fit enough to run in those days (I’m older but fitter now – have just managed my first 3 x half marathons in 4 months!). Hope you and MomHTP have a great time – is she running too?

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    • Caitlin March 1, 2011, 9:17 pm

      If there was a 5K or so, maybe she would be running! But I don’t think she’s emotionally or physically ready for a 13.1 :)

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      • Carin March 1, 2011, 9:46 pm

        Ha ha ha – I STILL don’t think I’m either emotionally or physically ready – I just drag myself around and am amazed that I actually complete it!

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  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life March 1, 2011, 8:53 pm

    I love the haircut! Definitely Awesomesauce! ;)It screams sophisticated author. :)

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  • Kelly (meatlesswithaman.blogspot.com) March 1, 2011, 9:35 pm

    Congratulations on the partnership with Thomas Bagel Thins – what a wonderful opportunity for you!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the hair!! Much as I desire to have side-swept bangs like that, I can’t pull it off. I’ve tried twice and have finally learned my lesson!! BUT it looks awesome on you and definitely more mature in a very good way.

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  • Laura (Starloz) March 1, 2011, 10:13 pm

    i love it, the bangs are INCREDIBLE.

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  • Fawn March 1, 2011, 10:19 pm

    Your new haircut looks awesome and totally looks like it fits you. I don’t mind trying new haircuts and new colors, what I dont like is getting a new stylist because my stylist moved out of the state without telling me or maybe even any of her clients after cutting my hair for 3 years. Grr!

    Anyway, definitely looks great!

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  • Kate March 1, 2011, 10:26 pm

    awesome! I’d do more fun races too if they were paid for including travel, food, etc! You deserve it…you are a great inspiration and have a natural following!

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  • Nat March 1, 2011, 10:34 pm

    I just popped on your blog today and was like: “…wow, is that Caitlin?” You look great!

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  • LIz March 1, 2011, 10:44 pm

    I’m late to the game, but your hair looks fabulous! I love your bangs!!

    I have had pretty similar hair for a while now…chin – shoulder length a-line cut. But one time a stylist accidentally gave me a super pixie cut (she even used an electric razor on my neck) and I was too scared to tell her stop so I ended up with a really intense boy cut. But I ended up liking it so much I kept it for four years! But growing it out was suuuuuch a pain, I don’t think I’ll do it again.

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  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) March 2, 2011, 12:07 am

    I have been wanting to try bangs for years, but I am such a chicken!!! Yours look so nice, so I might have to suck it up and go for it! I just worry that they will be a lot of work (I am a brush and go kind of girl … no blow-dryer or products).

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  • Ashlie March 2, 2011, 12:19 am

    I am told all the time that I do NOT look like I am turning 26 in May! Can I just say that you rock your bangs?! Sadly my bangs make me look younger. :(

    Also, I really can’t wait to start reading your blog more since it was recommended to me by a fellow vegetarian friend! I know you have a million followers and comments, but I don’t have any followers yet, so if you wouldn’t mind, would you follow me? I would love to get some feedback from people my own age with similar interests!

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    • Caitlin March 2, 2011, 9:03 am

      Hi Ashlie!

      Off to check out your blog now :) Are you on Twitter??

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      • Ashlie March 2, 2011, 11:25 pm

        Thanks! Yes I am! Thanks for writing me back too! You have a lot of comments so it’s mean a lot that you wrote back! :) My name on twitter is PaxEtLux!

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  • Carin March 2, 2011, 12:19 am

    Go REALLY short next time – you’d look so fab with a pixie cut!

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  • Jess @ NZ Girl Runs March 2, 2011, 12:42 am

    I’m usually really tame but last time I told the hairdresser that I wanted my hair shorter and layered but beyond that it was up to her. I ended up with something I never would have asked for but I love. The only problem is that it doesn’t tie up anymore! I have invested in a lot of cute headbands for working out!

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  • Toronto Girl West March 2, 2011, 1:11 am

    Your hair looks HEAPS more professional!!!!!!!!!!!! And it’s just so flattering to your face!!!

    It’s a total win! ;)

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  • Cheryl H. March 2, 2011, 1:36 am

    I love the new cut ~ so sophisticated, the bangs are a nice addition.

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  • Juani March 2, 2011, 5:02 am

    I am so super jealous of your bangs,the look is hot! ;) Even if it is the lighting,the darker color also looks so good on you.Seems you can do no wrong when it comes to hair.My hair,on the other hand,despises bangs,and refuses to co-operate when I cut them.

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  • Amanda March 2, 2011, 5:14 am

    Your bangs look great!
    I always debate whether to cut my bangs or grow them out, so I go through that rotation a couple times a year.

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  • Jessica March 2, 2011, 7:57 am

    I love your new haircut! My hair looks just like your “before” picture right now. I’ve been trying to decide what to do with it – maybe bangs are the answer!

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  • Maya March 2, 2011, 7:57 am

    I absolutely LOVE your new hair, you have just the right forehead for bangs!

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  • kristin March 2, 2011, 8:15 am

    love the bangs!!!!! you said you were too nervous on monday – but they look great! maybe i need to finally go through with it now!

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  • Kacy March 2, 2011, 9:27 am

    Love the bangs! I ALWAYS keep the same hairstyle. I got bangs a few times but they don’t really work on me and they drive me NUTS when I run.

    Congrats on your sponsorship! That is awesome and a great opportunity!

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  • Kristin March 2, 2011, 9:52 am

    love your new haircut! I am running the More Half Marathon too. Well it’s right in my backyard so why not? Good luck to you in the race!

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    • Caitlin March 2, 2011, 10:07 am

      Oh cool :) I hope we can meet up!

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      • Kristin March 2, 2011, 11:15 am

        Yes, let me know if you plan a meet up. My first GOTR coaches meeting is next week and our spring season starts in 2 weeks, so I am sure I will have some questions you might be able to help with. I’m really excited about coaching!

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  • erin March 2, 2011, 10:05 am

    Caitlin-
    you’re haircut is beautiful! I’ve been reading your blog for the past 2 years and it’s had such a positive influence on my life (I’m a senior in high school so this is definitely a point in my life where healthy image is important.) Keep up the good work :)
    -Erin, age 18

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    • Caitlin March 2, 2011, 10:08 am

      Thank you so much Erin :) I really appreciate this.

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  • Marie March 2, 2011, 10:08 am

    Love your new haircut Caitlin! The bangs definitely suit you. I just got bangs yesterday, too :)

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  • Halley (Blunder Construction) March 2, 2011, 10:21 am

    Love the new look! I am growing my hair long as I’m in my 20′s… I figure that once I hit 30-35, I’ll have babies hanging off of me and the hair will become an obstacle. So for now, my cuts are just the bare minimum!

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  • kim March 2, 2011, 10:46 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now and have always been interested when you talk about GOTR. I finally researched it a bit more yesterday and found out there is a chapter in my neighborhood, so I emailed to find out how I can volunteer. I haven’t heard of any activity so if not, I’m hoping to start one up myself! Thank you for inspiring me to do something better with my day while actually doing something I love!

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    • Caitlin March 2, 2011, 11:00 am

      Yay so glad you’re getting involved :)

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  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy March 2, 2011, 1:32 pm

    I don’t think my hair has ever looked the same twice. I actually chopped it all off, shorter, shorter, and shorter a year ago and am in the process of growing it out for Pantene Beautiful Lengths in honor of my aunt, a breast cancer survivor! It’s a complete and total mess. My hair has never been longer than past my shoulders (or down to my chest I guess when I was younger) so this will be interesting. I have to get it long enough to make me happy so that when they cut it off I still have enough left. I’m going to grow it to just above my shoulders and then start counting to get to 8-10 inches. Wish me luck. Oh and we went to a high school play a couple weekends ago and the ticket person thought I was a high schooler. I’m 25. My husband is almost 30 … I mean, really?

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  • Julie March 2, 2011, 1:56 pm

    LOVE the new haircut! and LOVE the mommy/daughter trip to NYC. I had such a good time when I visited with my mom.

    Have fun :-)

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  • Steph March 3, 2011, 9:17 am

    Hey Caitlin,
    Your new do has inspired me. I pretty much have your old haircut currently ( which I’ve had longer than I’d like to admit) and I had been toying around with doing more shorter pieces in the front. Your before and after photos sealed the deal.

    I figure if people can bring magazines to the hair salon to show what they want for a cut, why can’t I bring a blog picture.

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    • Caitlin March 3, 2011, 9:19 am

      Enjoy your new haircut!!

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  • Olivia R. March 3, 2011, 11:21 am

    I love to cut my hair! A few months ago, I went from about your length hair, then I cut my own straight across bangs, then I got chin length hair (bob)and today I’m getting a choppy pixie cut!

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  • Stacey @ Here's to Life March 3, 2011, 3:40 pm

    Recently went for bangs myself…only I did it to look younger :)

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  • Jessi @ Quirky Cookery March 3, 2011, 10:27 pm

    Love it! Is your actual hair color closer to the way the lighting shows it in the first or the second? I assumed the first based on past pictures. Have you considering dying it, though? The color looks so deep and rich in the second that maybe going a couple shades darker would liven up your look even more.

    Regardless, I love the cut. I can see it being annoyed with workouts, too, but meh, maybe it won’t be bad, and it’s totally worth it.

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    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 2:36 pm

      I think it’s kind of in-between the two shots, actually. I usually have it dark dark but its been fading – time for a dye job!

      Thanks for the sweet comments.

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  • elaine! March 4, 2011, 3:43 pm

    If men used moisturizer, maybe their ladies wouldn’t always look so much younger than they do. ;) Actually, most guys I know wish they looked older, because nobody seems to take a man seriously until he’s at least 30.

    I love my bangs! But they’re the straight-across kind, so they don’t bother me at all when I work out. I had worse trouble with hair in my face when I had it layered in the front. Might be time to resurrect your Bondi Bands, eh?

    I don’t know if you look older/younger or what, but the bangs look great!

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  • Dominique March 5, 2011, 11:23 pm

    I like the bangs. I recently got blunt bangs (about 3 weeks ago) and totally regretted it because the rest of my hair wasn’t long enough. I was waiting for the rest of my hair to grow out a little longer before I got bangs but got impatient. Now I’m waiting for my bangs to grow out a little longer before I get a really drastic cut.

    Oh and btw, don’t worry about the age thing. I just turned 28 but no one ever guesses my right now. I get everything from high school to about 21. Two years ago a woman refused to believe that I had been a few years out of university–she thought I was 17.

    At least we’ll look fab when we’re old.

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