Work vs. Caitlin

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Tonight, I won the fight!  I don’t really talk too much about work for privacy purposes, but I have mentioned that it has been a total doozy lately.  I have SO much work to do, which in this economy and in my industry (housing) is GREAT, but I’ve pulled 11 hour days 3 days in a row!

 

I ended up working until 7:00 PM, and I was determined NOT to blow off my workout.  I didn’t have the time to go to the gym, so I opted for a quickie 5K in the dark.

 

I was hauling butt and managed to pull of a really decent non-race time!

 

  • Duration: 27:30 minutes (3.1 miles)
  • Calories Burned: 240 (estimate; HRM is still broken)

 

These crazy hours really makes me respect how *hard* it sometimes is to squeeze in a workout.  Again, I just need to remember that running is a commitment to myself, and I CANNOT blow it off regularly.

 

Maggie is pissed I’m working so much, too!  She sits in a chair next to me all day and occasionally gives me kisses… I love her.

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OK – Here are the afternoon’s eats!  PLUS — A very fun dinner.

 

WW toast and pumpkin butter

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Plus crackers and hummus (about 2x more crackers than shown)….

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Dinner was soooo delicious!  Jenna recommended I try the nine grain pizza dough from Publix Greenwise grocery store, and trust me — this organic dough DID NOT disappoint.

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In addition to the pizza sauce and cheese, I added chopped green pepper and bella mushrooms.  Drool worthy!

 

Here’s my portion (1/4 of the pizza):

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Plus a side salad

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Stay tuned for the Road ID contest giveaway announcement tomorrow morning!

{ 19 comments }

 

  • Matt February 17, 2009, 7:38 pm

    Pizza looks great!

    Hey, at least you get to work from home right? It’s better than working 11 hours in an office! My dad is a CPA and this time of year he works 7 AM – 8 PM!

  • Erin February 17, 2009, 7:40 pm

    That picture of Maggie is incredibly cute!
    Love the pizza!

  • Laura February 17, 2009, 7:41 pm

    The pizza looks really good! Pizza is one of those foods I never get sick of.

    I hope work doesn’t keep you too busy!

  • Brandi February 17, 2009, 7:41 pm

    good job running in the dark!

    Maggie is super cute – I would have a hard time working with her beside me!

    can’t wait for RoadID announcement!

  • Victoria February 17, 2009, 7:42 pm

    That pizza looks so gooey and delicious!
    Congrats on making the time for yourself tonight. It can be so hard!

  • redheadyellowdog February 17, 2009, 7:43 pm

    yummm looks good! I bet it’ll get easier once it becomes more routine! I never thought I’d be able to wake up before the sun to go for my run (hey that rhymes!) but I am!

    Pizza looks fun!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) February 17, 2009, 7:44 pm

    Wow how do you get any work done with that cutie pie hanging around?! Good job on fighting for that work/life balance!

  • elise February 17, 2009, 8:07 pm

    ok, so i am finally giving in…i really want a HRM for training for this half marathon in april. i dont wanna spend mega $$ on it, but i want something that is good and reliable. recs plzzzz?

    ps, is the thing under your eye gone yet?

  • eatingRD February 17, 2009, 8:11 pm

    Maggie is so darn cute! What kind of breed is she? We want to get a basset or a doxie and she looks like a mix? How adorable, I can’t wait till we can have our own place and a doggie! I grew up with a yellow lab and it’s so great how they brighten up our lives and just want to be loved.

    -kristen

  • emily February 17, 2009, 8:21 pm

    stop posting Maggie pictures, you are making me so jealous!

    that pizza looks yummy too.

  • Mica February 17, 2009, 8:32 pm

    I loves me some Maggie photos!

  • Sharon February 17, 2009, 9:37 pm

    Wow!! Three 11 hour days in a row?!?! You must be so wiped, girlie! Congrats on still getting your run in-now that is dedication šŸ™‚

    Maggie is so cute! I love her little stubby legs! I’m also loving your pizza.

    Sleep tight šŸ™‚

  • BOBBI McCORMICK February 17, 2009, 9:58 pm

    I love running in the dark! LOVE LOVE LOVE that pizza, wonder if they sale that dough around here!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) February 17, 2009, 10:54 pm

    You are so inspiring to me! I would sooooooooo give up on my workout if I had worked 11 hours! dude! You are hardcore!

  • Kailey (SnackFace) February 17, 2009, 11:05 pm

    Tears came to my eyes when I saw that pic of maggie! She’s sooo cute and I miss my pups!

    The pizza looks outrageously good!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 17, 2009, 11:50 pm

    Nice 5K in the dark!

    We have a cat named Maggie, but the girls never could say it, so she’s just “Ghee.” Don’t know why you’d care šŸ˜‰

    I hope your eye sty is better!

  • Erica February 18, 2009, 4:53 am

    LOVE the green publix pizza dough! So yummy! I hear ya on the work stuff- I was doing work until 11:15 last night and didn’t even have time to get up a post=blah!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 18, 2009, 4:55 am

    eating rd – magge is a dachshund. she is a special color called “piebald” which is a recessive trait and thus very rare. i think puppies go for like $1500 but we got her from a rescue group for $250. i love her soooooooooooooooooo much. dachshunds rule!!

    elise – i have a polar f4. i think its pretty good. it was around 90$. it tracks heart rate and calories burned, but not mileage.

  • Sarah February 18, 2009, 8:26 am

    Your pizza looks fabulous!

    Sarah

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