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My half day of work turned into 2/3 day of work, but that’s OK. I’m free now, and that’s all that matters! šŸ™‚

 

For lunch, I had a PB sammie with a carrot and cherries.

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PB sammie was the only food that seemed interesting to me at lunch.  I’m dealing with some yucky tummy trouble and as a result, NOTHING looks appetizing.  Ugh!

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And about an hour later, I had 1/4 cup of Oikos with 1/4 cup granola.  I could barely choke it down — weird!

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It seems one of the new things in runner blogland is proclaiming our right to run in sports bras only.  It’s hot as hell out there this summer! I have NEVER run in just a sports bra because I was too shy.  But just like Megan and Kelly, I’ve decided to say SCREW IT and reclaim my sports bra rights. I don’t need a magazine-worthy 6-pack to feel good!

 

I met up with Megan around 2:30 for a run at a nearby park.  When we got there, we were pretty surprised to see the gates were STILL locked — the park was suppose to open at 6 AM! 

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(That’s Megan saying "What the hell!?")  So, we decided to jump the fence and run in the park anyway.

 

It was sooo nice to run without a shirt on!  Sports bras only rule!  Unfortunately, it started to rain and thunder so we called it a day a little early.

 

  • Distance: 2.3 miles
  • Duration: 23 minutes

 

Another Reader Success!

 

I’ve enjoyed reading about your recent successes!  All you ladies (and gents) rock!

 

Amy wrote me this morning to share her success story and it’s so motivating that I want to share it with you guys, too! 

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Amy said, "I saw the reader success posted today and wanted to share my similar success. I have 2 kids, a 5 year old and an 8 month old. I also have a twin sister and while I was pregnant last, she lost a huge amount of weight, which completely inspired me to do after the birth of my daughter. Twins can be very competitive! I have never been athletic but would work out on the elliptical trainer and call it a day. Now I am running 5 miles on the weekend and during the week I swim about 30 laps or work out to my P90X dvd’s. I have done 2 5k’s and now working on a “mini” triathlon in September. I am very nervous about this but figure if I can just finish, that is good enough!"  She’s lost 20 pounds since October!  Rock on, Amy!

 

New Year’s Even Resolutions Revisited

 

If you’re following me on Twitter, you might have read about a little writing endeavor of mine!  This New Year’s Eve, I resolved to try to write a book, which is something I’ve always dreamed of doing.  Well, guess what?  I don’t have my book written YET, but I have the idea AND I have an agent (yes, a real-life literary agent).  How cool is that? 

 

I owe SO many of the good things that have happened to me in the last year to blogging, and I owe everyone reading this a big thank you.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 

If you dream it, you can achieve it!

{ 39 comments }

 

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn July 17, 2009, 12:58 pm

    I used to run in just my sports bra all the time.. and then I stopped because of exactly why most people never start!

    But I'm diggin this movement and might jump back on. The only other thing is that running in Brooklyn means passing by ALOT of people on the streets– so I might get some unwanted attention.

    If I do it.. I will post it.. and thank you šŸ™‚

  • Rose July 17, 2009, 1:03 pm

    Wow – congrats on getting an agent! That is super cool, Caitlin!

  • Trish July 17, 2009, 1:07 pm

    I went to the gym in just a sports bra – once! I feel like I looked okay, but I just was still not comfortable. It was like I was out on display. I felt too "out there" and I like to keep things a bit more covered up. Now the most exposed I get is a tank top.

  • Katie July 17, 2009, 1:12 pm

    I'm jealous of your summer! In Michigan today it is 51 and rainy. I'm wearing a sweater and long pants. Where oh where has our summer gone?

  • mamasweeds July 17, 2009, 1:16 pm

    The only time I ever ran in only a sports bra was about half way thru my marathon where it was unbelievably (and unexpectedly) hot and humid. It made SUCH a difference in my comfort level.

    Too cool on your goal to write a book. You already know you've got a boat load of people here who will buy it! I can totally see you doing it.

  • leslie July 17, 2009, 1:23 pm

    caitlin, you got an agent!? omg! congratulations!! i'm really really happy for you.

    ps: fabulous on running in a sports bra. i love it!!

  • brandi July 17, 2009, 1:25 pm

    amy's story is awesome!

    congrats on getting the agent – that is so exciting!

    i hope your tummy gets better soon.

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 17, 2009, 1:30 pm

    congrats on getting an agent! That is SO FABULOUS! and so well-deserved šŸ˜‰

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 17, 2009, 1:33 pm

    Just wanted to let you know I have finally found a store near me that carries Flat Out Wraps, and must thank you! I bought a package and used one to make a BBQ chicken wrap today- it was delish! Thanks for featuring such yummy ingredients in your meals. šŸ˜‰

  • sloank July 17, 2009, 1:37 pm

    I am soooo excited for you!! That is awesome that you are making your dream happen, and so inspiring!! You go, girl!

  • Gen July 17, 2009, 1:38 pm

    Have you ever seen or heard about PostSecret? Well with all the Operation Beautiful pics/messages you get, maybe you can do a collection of those pics and then write your own 'beautiful' message.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 17, 2009, 1:39 pm

    gen i love postsecret and read it every sunday!! šŸ™‚

  • Niki July 17, 2009, 1:39 pm

    Congrats! That is so exciting!!

  • Rachel July 17, 2009, 1:47 pm

    Thanks for tipping me off to the "just a sports bra" empowerment trend! I feel like I have a much jigglier, much whiter belly than all the ladies who have posted about it so far, but you know what? It doesn't matter because even if I lost a ton of weight, I'm pretty sure I'd STILL have jiggle and I'd STILL be pale! So here's to embracing myself just the way I am – don't know if I'm really gonna be confident enough to step out in just the SB anytime SOON, but you've gotten me thinking about it and that's the first step!

  • itsawrapteacher July 17, 2009, 1:51 pm

    I hate when my tummy starts acting up too. Your meal still looks good though. Congrats on the book deal! Can't wait to hear about it some more.

  • Kelly (Beneath It All) July 17, 2009, 1:52 pm

    Running in only a Sports Bra Rocks! Amen sister! šŸ™‚ Even if we don't have 6 packs we are still beautiful and strong women who shouldn't care about what others think.

  • Mrs. LC July 17, 2009, 1:52 pm

    Hooray for getting an agent!! I'm so happy for you and feel honored to know you, you inspirational woman!! Keep doing all you do. xoxo!

  • Mrs. LC July 17, 2009, 1:53 pm

    Hooray for getting an agent!! I'm so happy for you and feel honored to know you, you inspirational woman!! Keep doing all you do. xoxo!

  • Danielle July 17, 2009, 1:53 pm

    I hope your tummy feels better soon!

    Go you and Megan for your "sports bra running". I don't know if I'll jump on the bandwagon, but I'll at least live vicariously through the rest of the movement šŸ™‚

    That is awesome that you have an idea (and an agent) for your book! You continue to amaze and inspire me!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) July 17, 2009, 1:54 pm

    That's so awesome that you're writing a book, what a great goal. I can't wait to here what the topic is, or even what genre. Hopefully you can give us little tidbits along the way and during the writing process!

  • Sarah July 17, 2009, 2:12 pm

    An agent?!?! Wow, that's amazing, Caitlin!

    An idea is half the battle. I believe in you!

  • Angharad July 17, 2009, 2:24 pm

    It's hard running in just your sports bra sometimes…in my neighborhood it seems almost provocative to do it (it's a little dodgy where I live!) and normally I only do when my other stuff is dirty or it's 90 degrees out.
    But sometimes you have to say "eff it, I can rock it!" yeah!

    Hope your tum feels better šŸ™

  • Paige@ Running Around Normal July 17, 2009, 2:44 pm

    That's awesome that you have an agent! You are such a good writer on your blogs, and very creative, so I'm sure your book will be a success.

    And good for you for getting over the I have to wear a shirt while running way of thinking šŸ˜‰

  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings July 17, 2009, 4:02 pm

    How awesome about the book! Writing a book is a dream of mine too. Best of luck to you!!

  • Meganerd July 17, 2009, 4:21 pm

    yay! I'm happy I started a trend! šŸ˜€ running in just a sports bra is so free-ing!

  • Stacey July 17, 2009, 4:28 pm

    I was so self conscious when I first ran in a sports bra only..it isn't very common in my town and I felt completely naked..but from now on I am seriously not gonna care! It's better than having your tank stick to you..and chafe you too…girl power, haha

  • Lauren July 17, 2009, 5:08 pm

    I wish I could run in just a sports bra but I would be afraid of all those creep-o's out there. Ugh, do you ever feel like people stare at you when they drive by as you are running?

    Question for you…When you see someone else while on a run, do you look, smile and nod, or do you look down and pretend not to see them??

    Haha, it's funny because I think it all depends on what kind of mood I am in and how my run is going.

    Okay sweet girl, have an amazing weekend!! šŸ™‚

  • Deva July 17, 2009, 5:09 pm

    I think you can totally get your book written! I haven't run in a sports bra ever, but I have a tendency to burn. I admire those who do and can.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 17, 2009, 5:11 pm

    THANKS EVERYONE!

    lauren – haha i guess i feel like there are creepers everywhere in orlando, so weirdos staring at me has ceased to bother me. re: the waving at other runnres, i always do!! i try to say hello to people on the street because i know i like it when people do it <3 it makes my day!

  • Kelly July 17, 2009, 5:23 pm

    Congrats on the future book, I'm excited to read it šŸ™‚ You should definitely not be too shy to run in a sports bra!
    A few weeks ago I was running on the treadmill in my own house and I was like oh my gosh its so hot why am I wearing a short sleeved shirt instead of a tank top??? then I realized wait a sec! I don't need a shirt at all!

  • *Andrea* July 17, 2009, 5:24 pm

    congrats on the book!!!!!!!!! i love your site and have no doubts that i will love your book<33

  • Nutritious is Delicious July 17, 2009, 5:39 pm

    I love that you jumped the fence and ran anyways! too funny! And I understand what you mean about it being HOT! You go girl!

    Congrats with the book/agent! šŸ˜€

  • Spotty Prep July 17, 2009, 5:39 pm

    Congrats on the book!! That's fantastic!

    I love the overcoming challenges stories,so inspiring!

  • Christina July 17, 2009, 6:04 pm

    That's such great news about the book! I've always wanted to write one as well. Maybe some day. You're seriously such an inspiration!

  • seesaraheat July 17, 2009, 6:37 pm

    That is so great! You are really inspiring me to follow what I am passionate about as well, thank you šŸ˜‰

  • roseyrebecca July 17, 2009, 7:43 pm

    Yay for hopping the fence! Boo for thunder storms interrupting your run!

    It's pouring in NY at the moment!

  • hopeinpeanutbutterandoats July 17, 2009, 9:02 pm

    oh man i legit ONLY run in a sports bra, it makes me feel so much lighter and able to maneuver. Plus i don't mind the extra bonus of getting tan šŸ™‚

  • Susan July 18, 2009, 3:26 am

    Ahh! Congrats on the agent!! That's SO exciting!!

    And to Amy – you are going to ROCK that triathlon šŸ˜‰

  • HangryPants July 18, 2009, 5:33 am

    Even if your book is about vampires, I will buy it. šŸ˜€

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