Running Hiatus Workout #2

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Signs of summer:  big bowls of FRUIT!


After that mid-afternoon snack and work, I quickly drove to the gym to fit in a very, very fast workout before dinner with Meghann and Neely.  I thought my left knee felt better, so I hit up the elliptical and then did some strength moves.  Here’s Running Hiatus Workout #2:


  • Elliptical: 20 minutes (Level 5; 65 rpm)
  • 20 push-ups
  • 15 one-leg raised crunches – Left side
  • 15-one leg raised crunches – Right side 
  • 30 bicycle crunches
  • 30 seconds of "mountain climbing" in plank position


I must say… one positive thing about the hiatus is that I’m actually doing strength moves, which is amazing! 🙂 Oh, and my knee definitely does NOT feel better.  The elliptical totally aggravated it.


After my speedy workout, I quickly showered and changed at the gym and met up with the girls for some lovely THAI FOOD!


Neely had never been to Royal Thai, which is my favvvvvorite place.  We started withe obligatory spring rolls (split three ways):


And I ordered the Cashew Chicken.  Not very authentic Thai, but pretty freaking delicious!


I ate 1/2 the portion and skipped the rice. 


I’m off to shave my friend Harry’s head. 🙂 Just call me Barber Caitlin!



  • runsarah April 16, 2009, 6:14 pm

    Mountain climbers are killer! Love spring rolls -so yum.

  • VeggieGirl April 16, 2009, 6:20 pm

    LOOOOOVE Thai food!!

  • TSNAC April 16, 2009, 6:28 pm

    Your dinner looks so YUMMY!!!

  • Mica April 16, 2009, 6:44 pm

    Mmm, I really have to try that Thai place since you rave about it once every two weeks or so!

  • Bec April 16, 2009, 6:47 pm

    I cut my friend Brent’s hair today too! It was a little hard to cut off his pretty curls but he needed it. The high school girls were in shock that university students were playing barber before our rowing practice!

  • Meg April 16, 2009, 6:49 pm

    Yeah for Thai food!

  • Matt April 16, 2009, 6:53 pm

    Yum! Thai food!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 16, 2009, 7:02 pm

    Now I want Thai food… dang it!

  • Lisa D. April 16, 2009, 7:20 pm

    sorry bout the knee! maybe biking or swimming? and once I was barber Lisa after 1/2 a bottle of wine hahaha! note to self: razors and alcohol do not mix well!

  • Adi ( April 16, 2009, 7:33 pm

    I’m jealous you’re already talking about signs of summer… I’m barely seeing signs of spring in Ottawa! 🙂
    Thai looks tasty!

  • redheadedjournal April 16, 2009, 7:49 pm

    The elliptical used to make my knee hurt too. My doctor said even though it’s low impact how people move on it can actually strain the knee.

    Yay Thai food!

  • Alison April 16, 2009, 7:57 pm

    Glad you had a fun dinner!

  • HangryPants April 16, 2009, 8:49 pm

    glad you and meghann were able to get your thai food. 😀

  • Megan April 17, 2009, 4:26 am

    Hi Caitlin! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile, I was just wondering where you got your wedding dress! It was absolutely beautiful!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 17, 2009, 5:00 am

    megan – my dress and all of my bridesmaid dresses were from david’s bridal 🙂

  • K from ksgoodeats April 17, 2009, 5:07 am

    Mmmm spring rolls! So good! Hope you knee feels better ASAP 🙁

  • Life.Art.MidnightSnacks. April 17, 2009, 5:59 am

    I went to a lot of high end bridal shops but ended up getting my dress at Davids Bridal too and I absolutely loved it! I just didn’t feel right paying so much for a dress that would only be worn once. Thai food…now I’m hungry!!!

  • Suzanne April 17, 2009, 6:17 am

    Hey Caitlin,

    Sorry for what is sure to be a repeat question, but how often do you grocery shop? Just curious! Also, (again just curious) how often do you and the husband A) eat together B) eat the same thing during said meal?


    Also, can you (or anyone else) recommend any online workouts that are challenging and full-length?

    Allllllllllso, no one would ever believe you live in FL based on how smooth and shiny your hair is. Seriously. You have some serious hair.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 17, 2009, 6:27 am

    suzanne – hahah thank you about the hair!! i was blessed with oddly non-frizzing hair for a florida girl 🙂 i grocery shop once a week, usually on mondays. if anything i have to stock up on the essentials once a week, like veggies and fruits. the husband and i eat together for dinner about 5 times a week. he eats whatever i cook him, although i made him double portions of what i eat and often triple portions of whatever the carb base is. he’s adventurous and will eat anything. he doesn’t believe in eating too much soy, so i try to minimize the amount tofu i shove down his throat (although he likes it). the only online workouts i know are the 30 day shred, which you can find on youtube. if you find anythin else good, let me know!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog April 17, 2009, 7:02 am

    I really can’t tell you how nice it was to see your elliptical work out! I too am on a running hiatus bc of my knee and do elliptical work. Whenever I see other people’s work on the elliptical, they’re at like level 12 with 150 RPMS!! How do they do that?! Maybe we just use a different kind of elliptical…

  • Niki April 17, 2009, 4:07 pm

    Yum! Thai food is so good!!

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