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Hi there.  I’m Caitlin Boyle.  Most people around the Internet know me as CaitlinHTP.  I started this blog back in 2008 as a way to document my effort to lead a healthier, happier, and more balanced life. 


Fun facts about me, in no particular order:


I’m 30 years old.

I love to run, bike, and swim. I’ve done about 60 races, including two marathons – but I love triathlons most of all.  Once, I suffered from temporary insanity and did a Half Ironman.

I’m a mom to a cool kiddo named Henry.  I’m expecting my second baby; he or she will arrive around December 2014.  You can read my pregnancy recaps and birth story on this page.

I am married to a truly awesome man that I refer to as “the Husband” on the blog. We have been married since 2009 but met when we were 19 years old. In addition to our kids, we have two dogs (Maggie and James) and a cat (Ferguson). Our house is very noisy!

I’m proud to call myself a feminist.

I love to travel but don’t get to nearly as much as I’d like.

My blog is part of my job.  In 2009, I launched the Operation Beautiful movement, which encourages people to write positive messages on Post-It notes and leave them in public places for other people to find.  I also write freelance articles and do motivational speaking. The Husband is also self-employed, and I help out with his business when I can.

I’m a gluten-free vegetarian.

I am the author of three books, which I am very proud of.

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for college, and then the Husband and I lived in Orlando, Florida for three years.  We moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2010 and plan to stay here permanently.

I have two tattoos.  I don’t regret them at all.

Once, I went 60 days without wearing makeup, shaving, or primping in any form.

I love Instagram.

I’ve been on The Today Show

If you ever want to email me, I’d love to chat – my e-mail is caitlinjboyle@gmail.com.


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Simple Tips for A Cleaner House

Howdy!  How goes your Tuesday?  Mine is going very well, indeed.  Started things off right with a swim workout.  I did about 500 yards, which is way less than what I usually shoot for – I was pretty tired following four nighttime wake-ups (two Henrys + one pee break + one dog shake).  Didn’t want [...]

Racing with Your Period

There have been many, many discussions on the Tri-Fecta Facebook group (which, by the way, is absolutely my favorite triathlon-related group!) about racing with your period. It comes up so often that I thought it’d be worth a post of round-up tips from yours truly. When I’ve had my period on race day, there have [...]