Three Random Things

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Here are THREE random things that made me happy today….


ONE:  My new screen saver:


TWO:  This sign (aww):


THREE:  And a ROCKING 4.0 mile run!  I didn’t get home from work until 8:20 PM and I was DETERMINED to get my scheduled run in.  It was pitch black outside and it was sprinkling…. but I didn’t care!


I ran so strong and so fast.  I felt POWERFUL, which is always an excellent feeling.


  • Duration: 36 minutes (including standing at a traffic light!)
  • Distance: 4.0 miles


Most of all, it feels so great to get back on track with my marathon training plan.


Here are my eats!  Afternoon snacks included granola and yogurt:




And a HFCS-laden bar.  This was an emergency bar bought on a whim.  Icky.


And dinner was leftover corn casserole with a side salad and OJ:


Must do so many things before bed – ahh! Have a great night!



  • Mandy September 2, 2009, 6:57 pm

    Leftovers rock!!!

    LOL LOVE the new screen saver!! Too cute!

    Way to go with your run!!! And for having the determination to get it done, no matter the time! You are such an inspiration!!!

    have a great night!

  • Jennifer September 2, 2009, 6:58 pm

    LOVE the screensaver!! That would make me smile everyday.

    Great job at getting your run in even though it wasn't ideal conditions!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) September 2, 2009, 6:59 pm

    Congrats on getting in your run!

  • Britt September 2, 2009, 7:00 pm

    Oh my… a gas station sign proposal. Hopefully she finds it sweet. 😉

    Great job on getting your run in, sometimes you just gotta do it no matter what!

  • Lizzy September 2, 2009, 7:00 pm

    This post was so wonderful because of these reasons:
    -sometimes people forget the little things in life and its good to stop and realize them
    -your dog is so adorable
    -and your run was AMAZING!

    get it girl! 🙂

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City) September 2, 2009, 7:03 pm

    Happy to see that you were able to finally get your run completed!

  • jenngirl September 2, 2009, 7:18 pm

    Yay for things that make us happy! And congrats on your run, that's AWESOME!

    And HFCS-laden or not, Nutri-Grain bars are pretty tasty 🙂

  • Sammie September 2, 2009, 7:49 pm

    Love the screensaver. That is precious!

  • Jenny September 2, 2009, 7:55 pm

    this post made me night 🙂

  • Leianna September 2, 2009, 7:57 pm

    What a cute way to propose! I love hearing proposal stories as well as telling mine! It's truly unique!

  • Kristen September 2, 2009, 8:31 pm

    My bucket list would include:
    1. A mini triathalon (I was a swimmer in HS and would love to get back in water. I've been in really good shape on LAND since high school, but the pool is always another story! It's such a great sport!)
    2. Do some serious mountain hiking (a trip or live some place it is possible).
    3. Become certified to teach a group fitness class
    4. Give labor (I'm with you on that, this is definitely a fitness challenge).
    5. Run a marathon, post labor. Because, what could be harder than labor???

  • Jenna September 2, 2009, 8:36 pm

    cute new screensaver of the pup!

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie September 2, 2009, 8:44 pm

    Great post! Your screen saver is so cute!

  • X-Country2 September 2, 2009, 9:12 pm

    I have yogurt and Kashii every day, and I love it. It makes me way happier than it should.

  • theskinnyplate September 2, 2009, 9:40 pm

    Awwww…. the marry me sign is cute. Hope she said yes. Is it just me or is it wedding season right now?

  • Liz September 2, 2009, 10:59 pm

    Glad you had a good run. Running at night is actually pretty fun…just as long as you can sorta see where you're stepping. I almost sprained my ankle once! Love the screensaver. That will sure put a smile on your face when that pops up 🙂

  • Nicole September 2, 2009, 11:07 pm

    I agree! Those nutrigrain bars are gross!! A while back, airlines were serving them on flights, and I forgot to bring another snack with me. I was starving! It should definitely be reserved for emergency situations! You are so right!

    That corn casserole looks so good, still!

  • Jenna September 2, 2009, 11:54 pm

    Isn't it great how your body does not like the taste of processed HFCS bars when it's used to real food? I love that I don't really crave that stuff any longer.

  • The Healthy Hostess September 3, 2009, 3:36 am

    Great run! I probably would have eaten dinner and gone to sleep so I am impressed! 🙂

  • Pam (Highway to Health) September 3, 2009, 5:18 am

    Those three things would make my day too!

    Great run!

  • AmYaroundthecorner September 3, 2009, 5:35 am

    Caitlin, I love the screen saver!! I'm sure it makes you smile every time you see it 🙂 Congrats on the great run, too!!

  • seesaraheat September 3, 2009, 5:58 am

    I love that screen saver! She is too cute 🙂

    I'm glad you were able to get in your run, I know that had to make you feel good!

  • Courtney September 3, 2009, 6:05 am

    That new screen saver is way too cute. My hubby and I both bought each other the same anniversary card yesterday, with 2 daschunds on the front!!! So cute!
    Good job on the run!
    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • Rachel September 3, 2009, 6:08 am

    bahahaha I love the screen saver! That would make me laugh everytime I get on the computer

  • Anne Marie September 3, 2009, 7:02 am

    i love your new screen saver! it's adorable!

  • Low September 3, 2009, 9:02 am

    The screen saver is hilariously cute and I love cutesy proposals like that!

    Awesome job getting the run in!!

  • Sher September 3, 2009, 9:14 am

    LOVE your screensaver! Too cute!

    Way to go on getting in your run..and that it was awesome! 🙂

  • kat (kats daily plate) September 3, 2009, 9:19 am

    I'm a sucker for any sort of public proposals… a romantic at heart. So cute!

  • kat (kats daily plate) September 3, 2009, 9:19 am

    I'm a sucker for any sort of public proposals… a romantic at heart. So cute!

  • poelondon September 3, 2009, 9:47 am

    Quick question: Do you or any of your readers ever worry about running outside alone? Particularly after dark/at sunset? I am a woman and I love to run outside, particularly through heavily-wooded parks (yeah shade!), but with all the stories about female runners getting jumped/assaulted, I get quite nervous. Especially since the days are getting shorter and it's getting darker ealier. I'd appreciate any tips you or your readers might have to share.

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