Breaking Glass

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First things first – the winners of the Shoewallet giveaway!


      • Petite Noonie said… I’m totally embarrassed to admit that I don’t carry any identification with me when I work out.. i usually go for long (1.5 hour) walks though a wooded area that involves me crossing a few busy streets. If anything were to happen to be, no one would know how to contact my loved ones… I definitely need a shoe wallet!

      • Maggie M said… I don’t carry an ID with my when I workout, but I know that I should. I’m actually running my first 5k with a friend this weekend (YAY!) and I’m worried about how I’ll carry my ID, Metrocard for the subway, and money to buy for our celebratory breakfast after we finish! If I don’t win I might have to figure out if they sell shoewallets.

      • LindsayK said… I just took up running recently and don’t carry anything with me! this would be so great to have – good giveaway, Caitlin!

      • Melinda H. said… Hello! I carry my keys in my sports bar which is actually reallllly gross. By the time I take them out to let myself back inside my house they are absolutely soaked in sweat!  This is a pretty sweet giveaway!

      • Rosalie said… Oooh those look super convenient. I do not usually carry my ID, but I have a little fish-shaped caribeaner keychain that I put my key on and clip it onto my sports bra. It makes kind of an unsightly lump like I’ve got something growing out of my shoulder… And lately I’ve been running around the local high school track where I leave my ID in the car and dump my keys, water, etc. on the football field in the middle of the track. Very convenient, but makes for a boring run.


Girls – shoot me an e-mail at and I’ll get the Shoewallets to you ASAP! 🙂


In other news….  I did something I never do tonight!


Keri has created a new site called Breaking Glass, which was inspired by Operation Beautiful.   Breaking Glass is all about personal enrichment and growth by doing or learning something new every day.   It could be as simple as not wearing makeup for a day or trying a food you are uncomfortable with.  Or, it could be as complicated as running a marathon or even continuing and completing your education.


My first Breaking Glass moment was going make-up free to my evening job!


This is a pretty big deal for me because I usually put on at least a basic "make-up" face before leaving the house.  I even wear make-up to RACES!  I guess it’s just a habit; plus, I’m a little self-conscious about my dark eyes and uneven skin tones.  But today, I thought: "That’s silly! Make-up doesn’t make me who I am!  And who CARES what my skin looks like, anyway!"




Plus, I was wearing my Operation Beautiful shirt (it’s so cute!) so I felt beautiful and strong regardless!


My run did NOT happen today.  I’m kind of annoyed at myself but I was up at 5 and didn’t get home until 8:15… I’m not sure that’s an "excuse" but it’s a good enough reason to me!  :)  I will be able to run tomorrow, though.


Here are my eats:


A unphotographed Kashi TLC bar (work was insane and I actually forgot to take a picture!)


A bowl of granola and banana:


And dinner was 1 cup of creamy potato soup with a Wasa cracker and a side salad.




What Breaking Glass moments have you tackled?  They can be small things (like no make up) or big ones (like running a marathon)!



  • vegetarianontherun July 29, 2009, 6:24 pm

    My biggest 'breaking glass' moment was moving cross country to a state where I literally did not know a SOUL to go to grad school. One year later, I couldn't be happier!
    What a great concept–and a great icebreaker as well!

  • Paige@ Running Around Normal July 29, 2009, 6:34 pm

    Caitlin, you're so gorgeous even without makeup! Not fair. 🙂 Love the OB T, too.

    I love the Breaking Glass idea. I guess my latest breaking glass moment was starting a blog. I've always cared too much about what people think of me, but lately, I've really convinced myself that I am who I am, and if people don't like me that way, then tough for them. A blog is so public, it kind of 'reinforces' you to be yourself, or else you'll get called out on it! I hope that makes sense lol.

  • runnerskitchen July 29, 2009, 7:05 pm

    Despite all the nay-sayers, I moved to New York to pursue a career in writing. I may not have my dream job yet, but I'm working towards it 🙂

  • Anna July 29, 2009, 7:12 pm

    Almost one month from today, I anticipate having a MAJOR breaking glass moment! It has to do with my physical appearance, but I don't want to say any more. I can't wait to post about it!

  • Shauna July 29, 2009, 7:18 pm

    You're so pretty! And I feel for you on the canceled run thing–I was plannning one today before the sun set but I'm still full from the lunch I had five hours ago, somehow (what's so filling about a veggie sandwich + cherries?!), so no run for me. My breaking glass moment… taking on another major. I know I can do it 🙂

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit July 29, 2009, 7:29 pm

    you are so cute! I love the faces! Breaking Glass sounds awesome, but I will have to think on mine. Off the top of my head I would say quitting my job in March. Totally out of character for me, but completely liberating. I love my new job so much!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health July 29, 2009, 8:17 pm

    My biggest breaking glass moment was buying a house with my boyfriend. I was 19 and he was 21. In the future it could be a horrible mess or the best thing. so far it has been the best! You look BEAUTIFUL without makeup 🙂

  • roseyrebecca July 29, 2009, 9:03 pm

    I used to be obsessed with makeup! I thought I wanted to my a cosmetologist! I even worked at Sephora! Now, I find it annoying to put on and usually skip it unless I'm going to a wedding or something. I have so much more time in the mornings now that I don't wear it and I'm totally comfortable in my own skin!! SO I guess that's my breaking glass moment!

    p.s. You don't need makeup! You're so pretty either way!!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) July 29, 2009, 9:16 pm

    I am jealous of you! You look great without makeup!

    My breaking glass moment was kissing my husband for the first time (before he was my husband of course). I was so shy and nervous but KNEW he was the one for me. We are both shy so one of us had to make the first move. So glad I did!

  • wholebodylove July 29, 2009, 9:23 pm

    You look great sans make-up! I wear make-up at all times as well…to go groecery shopping, to work out, to take my daughter to the park…you name it! I should relax about that too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Rachel July 29, 2009, 9:35 pm

    Love that breaking glass idea! How inspiring!

    I went without makeup to work two days last week – I am in that habit in the same way you are, I think. It was VERY nerve-wracking but VERY liberating! Of course, PMS struck a day or two later, I got a breakout, and now I Have a bad association with it 🙂 But I think I'll be able to get over that, hehe.

  • Penny July 30, 2009, 12:06 am

    If I looked that fantastic without makeup, I would leave it off more often. But, I don't…..therefore, I don't. 🙂

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 30, 2009, 12:07 am

    Way to go with no makeup girl! I felt liberated when I started doing that at yoga. Not sure if I'd be brave enough to go mascara-less to work though!

  • Ada July 30, 2009, 3:51 am

    My "breaking glass" moment would probably be swimming in the Hudson River for a second time. I was terrified because the first time I ended up in the hospital with severe hypothermia but I knew I should conquer my fear and try it again. The second time went really well and I am so glad I overcame my fear.

  • Lauren July 30, 2009, 4:17 am

    You go girl! You look STUNNING sans make up!!!!

    Caitlin, you are so naturally beautiful that having no make up actually enhances your true beauty.

    It's amazing how loading on paint onto your face can completely take away from your "real" look.

    Love that you embraced your true self today!

  • catruns July 30, 2009, 5:18 am

    You still look lovely without makeup!

  • ~Jessica~ July 30, 2009, 6:00 am

    You're gorgeous, make-up or no make-up! And don't beat yourself up over the run ~ how on Earth anyone would manage to fit one into the exhausting and lengthy day you had is beyond me!

  • Kfred622 July 30, 2009, 6:06 am

    I love the feeling I Get when I dont wear makeup! congrats for you 🙂

  • lilybeans July 30, 2009, 6:39 am

    My current breaking glass moment is running a 1/2 marathon. I never thought I could run more than 3 miles, but now I am up to 6 and loving every minute of it!

    What great inspirational pages you both have created!

  • elliebelle July 30, 2009, 8:44 am

    Well you look gorgeous without makeup! But I know how hard that would be – I hardly ever go anywhere without make up too.
    I think my breaking glass moment was probably when I moved to a small town 4 hours away from family and friends for a job. It took a lot of time to find my way here. There were some very lonely times, but I feel that I would never have grown up had I not done it. It's been almost 3 years and I finally feel like I have my stride. Great Post, Caitlin!

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