Patio and Classical Music

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Good afternoon! I hope you’re having as pleasant as a Saturday afternoon as I am. Currently, I’m sitting out on our patio with Future Husband.  We’re listening to classical music while he studies for his biggest acupuncture test yet, and I’m working on our holistic supplement website.


Since we went to the gym so early, we also had an early lunch on the patio.  I had a squishy-soft kaiser roll sammie.


My sammie contained:  BBQ chicken, cheddar cheese, mustard, spinach, and two yummy pickles


On the side, I had a sliced plum and my glucosamine and calcium supplements. 🙂


Cross Training


I’m trying to be responsible with my knees, and even though I realllly wanted to run this AM, I knew I had to do something else.  By the time we got to the gym, all the spin bikes were taken! I was disappointed but decided to do some fun cross training instead.


Here’s what I did:


  • 20 minutes on the elliptical (interval style: 2 minutes at Level 6, 2 minutes at Level 8, 2 minutes at Level 10, 2 minutes at Level 12, and repeat)
  • 15 minutes on the indoor rowing machine (approximately 2000 meters)
  • 17 minutes on the bike (Level 10, approximately 3 miles)


Here are my statistics:


  • Duration: 52 minutes
  • Average Heart Rate: 131 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 165 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 302


It was a pretty fun workout, I must admit! I felt like I worked so many different muscles… my arms will definitely be sore tomorrow after all that rowing! 


Thought of the Day


If life gives us rocks, it’s our choice whether to build a bridge or a wall.


See you for dinner. 🙂



  • hk October 18, 2008, 9:30 am

    perfect- good mind-set!! It’s good to be flexible…something I’m working on more and more 🙂 have a great saturday, your patio w/ classical sounds LOVELY!

  • Gina October 18, 2008, 10:07 am

    you’ve very smart to taking it easy on your legs! i love those interval style workouts using different machines- it makes the time go by much faster
    have a happy saturday!

  • Tracy October 18, 2008, 11:39 am

    What is glucosamine for? My doctor also gave me a prescription for something called Fosteum. Have you heard of it? I already take calcium and he said this is good to take also.

  • Meghann October 18, 2008, 11:43 am

    Haha ok! Is there anything else you want me to bring? I’m going to bring over the rest of that bottle of wine but I can pick up a six pack if you want.

    You have to take me to a spin class one weekend. I haven’t been to one since college and would love to feel the rush again. Does your gym have guest passes?

  • just me October 18, 2008, 11:47 am

    what a great way to think caitlin; i def applaud you for that because i think a lot of people would feel like they have to give up or would be stubborn and just do whatever they want.

    YOU ROCK! keep up the great work!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 18, 2008, 11:48 am

    tracy –

    Glucosamine is a natural substance produced by the body and found primarily in joint cartilage, where it plays an important role in maintaining joint health and resilience. Basically, glucosamine keeps your cartilage supple and flexible.

    I am also going to start taking Chondroitin Sulfate soon, which partners well with glucosamine and basically does the same thing.

    My understanding of fosteum is that reduces bone breakdown and increases bone formation, preventing osteoporosis or other types of bone loss. Side effects are mostly limited to GI symptoms including: upset stomach, nausea, stomach/abdominal pain, and constipation.

  • emily October 18, 2008, 11:54 am

    Good luck with your knee! I’ve had some joint issues and currently I have a (bone spur?) ginourmous bump in my foot that goes numb when I touch it, so I know how frustrating it is not to run. Water running sounds interesting, maybe you’ll find it is your new favorite thing ever and never want to run on land again!

  • VeggieGirl October 18, 2008, 12:11 pm

    LOOOVE classical music!! I don’t discriminate when it comes to music genres :0)

    Hooray for taking it easy!! Gotta get yourself feeling as strong as possible; and you need to rest first, to get there. Kudos!!

    Great ‘thought of the day’!!

  • runjen October 18, 2008, 12:15 pm

    Just curious how much glucosomine per day the MD recommended?
    You sammie looks delish!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! October 18, 2008, 12:27 pm

    I love the thought of the day! It’s so true! Mine today is “when a door is closed, another will be open for you”.

  • sharon October 18, 2008, 12:34 pm

    Hi Caitlin!
    Happy Saturday to you-sounds like you are having a great one so far! I’m glad to hear your workout went so well. It always feels great afterwards-especially when you can get in done first thing in the morning.

    Regarding your morning post, what a great Future Husband you have! How sweet of him to take care of you like that- what a great guy!

    I know that you are going to ease up on your running because of your knees, but I just thought that maybe you should try running on the treadmill for one or two of your scheduled runs. I know you prefer being outdoors, as do I, but the treadmill is a great alternative when you have knee or leg trouble. The running surface is much softer and forgiving than concrete. Just a thought….although I’m sure you probably already thought of it!!

    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday! Your sammie, as usual, looks delicious!

  • Rachel October 18, 2008, 12:38 pm

    What is your daily dosage of glucosamine? I started taking glucosamine chondroitin (sp?) recently for some knee issues.


  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 18, 2008, 12:56 pm

    emily – hahah i dunno about THAT but I sure hope I do enjoy water running.

    rungirl and rachel – the recommended dosage is 1500 mg a day of glucosamine, but i’ve asked my father in law (who is a holistic doctor) and he said I can up the dosage to 2500 without any issues. the recommended dosage for Chondroitin is 800 to 1600 mg a day. i have been taking gluosamine for 6 months and have noticed a HUGE difference.

    sharon – you are too sweet. i DO think im going to try treadmill running more often (perhaps for my speed work) as it is easier on my joints. its just so freaking boring! 🙂

  • sharon October 18, 2008, 12:57 pm

    I forgot to ask you- how long do sweet potatoes keep? I bought some on Wednesday and want to know how long they will last. Sorry if it’s a stupid question-but I’m new to the sweet potato!

    Thanks 🙂

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 18, 2008, 1:20 pm

    sharon – uncooked in the fridge, i’ve kept them for 2 weeks. if they start to get soften or grow sprouts, they’re donezo. once i cook one, i generally kept it in tupperware for no longer than 2 days before tossing it (or giving it to the dogs). 🙂

  • sharon October 18, 2008, 2:04 pm

    Thanks for answering, Caitlin! 🙂

  • Allison October 18, 2008, 2:05 pm

    OMG Caitlin! I bought a box of Chocolate Chip ZBars today since you like them so much…I.AM.HOOKED!

  • Caitlin October 18, 2008, 2:07 pm

    Allison – AHHHH the Z-bar Monster got you, too!!!?!! I was at the store today and when we walked by the bar aisle, I was soooo tempted to purchase more, but I decided against it. I hope your enjoy yours for the BOTH of us!!

  • Bridget October 18, 2008, 2:29 pm

    All I wanted was some classical music today while studying and I couldnt find a station anywhere!! I was shocked!

    Your workout makes me want to workout…maybe I’ll do that now..another “study break” hehe

  • Allison October 18, 2008, 2:41 pm

    I will enjoy the Z-Bars for the both of us 🙂 I was the one that asked you about Muscle Milk a few weeks back and I had another quick question about it; the guy at GNC (big creepo) said it would give me a gut because it’s a fatty protein. He kind of weirded me out so I just left, but can you attest to this?

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 18, 2008, 3:28 pm

    bridget – go to and type in ANY classical song! you’ll love it!

    allison – i have NO idea what a “fatty protein” is. i’ve never heard of this EVER. the guy at GNC sounds like a tool. i think as long as you dont drink a MM shake with every meal, you won’t get a gut. 😛

  • aron October 18, 2008, 9:29 pm

    how much glucosamine do you take? i just started taking it and wonder if i am taking enough… hmm. i would go get up to check how much but i cant get off the couch right now 🙂

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 19, 2008, 9:01 am

    aron – i take 1500 to 2500 mg a day.

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