A Bike Ride and a PT Job

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Hello! Today has been really fun — I met up with Meghann, her sister Kelly, and a reader named Jen for a fun bike ride.  The City of Orlando offers FREE bicycles at Blanchard Park.


We did 9 miles!  It was an easy ride; we did lots of talking and laughing.


When I got home, I quickly had a snack… 1/2 cup of Trader Joe’s pumpkin granola and 1/2 cup of NF yogurt.


Then, I headed over to the delux doggie daycare camp that I’ll be working at over Thanksgiving holiday and met with the owner.  I’ll be working  26 hours between Wednesday and Sunday, and I have Thanksgiving off. 


The place is soooo nice; the doggie kennels are like little hotel rooms! I think the position is going to be really fun! She warned me I’ll be doing lots of dog walking — I thought to myself "GREAT!" Haha, obviously she doesn’t know that I’m a fitness FREAK.


The place is close to my house, so I’ll be able to come let out Maggie and James on my lunch break.  The owner said that normally she’d let me bring my puppies to work, but their going to have a full house.


I asked her how she got started in the business (the place opened last year), and she said told me that a few years ago, she had to go on a 7-day business trip and interviewed TWENTY kennels in Orlando to find one to leave her dog at, and none measured up.  So…. she quit her retail job and opened her own delux doggie daycare camp! How cool is that! I found it very inspiring.


After my orientation, I can home and de-frosted some chicken crock pot soup.  Here’s what it looked like coming out of the freezer:


And before eating….


See you for a real dinner later 🙂



  • VeggieGirl November 22, 2008, 4:00 pm

    So fun!!!

    Glad the job is going well!!

  • Meg November 22, 2008, 4:01 pm

    Looks like a fun bike ride!

  • Nellie November 22, 2008, 4:03 pm

    glad you had fun! the pumpkin granola and yogurt look divine!

  • Erica November 22, 2008, 4:16 pm

    Glad the bike ride was fun! I bet you’re going to love your pt job!

  • Anonymous November 22, 2008, 4:29 pm

    Have you thought of transitioning your blog name to




  • loveofoats.com November 22, 2008, 4:35 pm

    looks like an awesome bike ride 🙂 yay for free bikes too!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 22, 2008, 4:36 pm

    Sounds like a great job!

    Glad you had a fun day!

  • carolinebee November 22, 2008, 4:42 pm

    Awesome day, free bikes to use!? What a great idea…have fun with the doggies!

  • Rose November 22, 2008, 5:09 pm

    Wow – how beautiful is it in Florida? So jealous of your bike ride!

  • bitesoflife November 22, 2008, 5:10 pm

    Your new job sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun. Plus that place just sounds like a palace for doggies!

    Have great night!

  • magpie November 22, 2008, 5:32 pm

    That sounds awesome! I want a job where I can walk!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 22, 2008, 5:44 pm

    anon – those are some great suggestions!!! i was thinking about a new blog name the other day. i like see mrs. run. 🙂 that’s a good idea.

    i kind of want to change it to something involving the word “bionk” (what happens when you run too long) but i cant think of anything!

  • girlrunningaround November 22, 2008, 6:04 pm

    Great bike ride! And the doggie day camp your working at sounds great. I wish there was something like that near us to leave our kitties at when we go on our honeymoon.

  • Oh She Glows November 22, 2008, 6:15 pm

    Wow that IS inspiring!

    I love hearing stories about women who have quit their jobs to follow their dreams.

    My dream is to have an online bakery someday!!

  • Sharney November 22, 2008, 8:53 pm

    Hi Caitlin!
    Your bike ride looked like it was so much fun! You’re so lucky to have so many blog friends close by. The weather in Orlando also looks so gorgeous. It is SO cold here that just leaving the house and getting into my car in the driveway is an ordeal. Yuck, I can’t wait for spring. It seems a million years away 🙁

    Good luck with your new part time job. It sounds like it will be fun! Gotta love the doggies!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 22, 2008, 9:48 pm

    sharon – i totally remember winters in pittsburgh — so miserable. dont worry, winter will be done before you know it!

  • Fitnessista November 22, 2008, 9:55 pm

    oooh what doggie day care is it? (you can email me if you don’t want to advertise it to the world) but i’m thinking there’s a good chance our puppies have stayed there 😀
    looks like a fun day!

  • Justine November 23, 2008, 6:38 am

    Looks like a fun day! That’s so awesome that they let you rent the bikes for free! Wish there was someplace around here that did that!

  • runningwithfood.com November 23, 2008, 7:19 am

    Great bike ride!

    Those doggies don’t know how lucky they are to have you watching over them!! 🙂

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