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I owe a reader named Laura a BIG THANK YOU!  A few days ago she commented about a website called Online Stopwatch, and it is changing the way I do work!


I get easily distracted while working – blogs, Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, the dogs, the window…  With Online Stopwatch, I simply set a time (like 30 minutes) and hit “start.” I work diligently until a little buzzer goes off, and then I take a break.  It’s awesome!


Despite my new timer, today was not a very productive day, as hard as I tried.  I got some of the book completed, but sometimes I’m just not in the mood to write.  I try not to force it – I don’t think it comes out very well when I do.


Snacks included an apple!


1/2 a bottle of POM Wonderful Cherry juice:


And some Goldfish crackers:


Dinner was veggie-rific!  I knew I needed some vegetables in my life – after all, I hadn’t eaten a single veggie (but at least 5 servings of fruit!) by dinnertime.


I had tomato soup with roasted Baby Yellow Dutch potatoes and carrots.


Plus, ketchup:


And a little bowl of ice cream for dessert.


If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I was rocking these hot pink Recovery Socks today!  Recovery Socks claim to boost blood circulation, improve oxygen deliver to muscles, and provide cramp relief.  Sounds like EXACTLY what I need right now to help my sore calf muscle!


I swear these things work!  Plus – so attractive.  🙂


Countdown to my Half Marathon (as of tomorrow AM): 4 DAYS!



  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries November 9, 2009, 9:02 pm

    That site sounds like it would save me from my standard web-induced ADD! Gracias!

  • Kim November 9, 2009, 9:05 pm

    Ooh! I love the socks! 🙂

  • Sarah November 9, 2009, 9:07 pm

    So cute! 🙂 And the timer – such a good idea.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite November 9, 2009, 9:07 pm

    I love that the socks are pink 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 9, 2009, 9:08 pm

    Such a cool site!

  • Leanne November 9, 2009, 9:09 pm

    I get so easily distracted too! I can’t help but “check-in” on all of my pages every time I have a spare minute. Thanks to Google Chrome, it’s even easier! haha

    I usually look at the time on the bottom of the screen and give myself 5 minutes to browse/update/etc. For the most part it works… sometimes, not so much! haha

  • Evan Thomas November 9, 2009, 9:12 pm

    Those little crackers look so adorable and delicious. I see they’re a storebrand though, and we don’t have Publix here 🙁 Maybe I can find another store that makes those; I’ll have to check!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 9, 2009, 9:12 pm

    Haha those socks are awesome!

  • Jenna November 9, 2009, 9:14 pm

    You are rockin’ those socks, I love it.

    Everybody needs a little (or a lot in my case) ketchup in their lives. Delicious dinner!

  • Jolene ( November 9, 2009, 9:17 pm

    If we follow you on twitter, we will also know that you used that apple to try and replicate the Twilight cover in your own personal photo shoot 🙂 Hehe.

  • Matt November 9, 2009, 9:27 pm

    I wear OxySox all the time. They are really comfortable and I like to think that they help.

  • Amelia November 9, 2009, 9:32 pm

    I’ve heard those Recovery socks work! The blogger Frayed Laces speaks very highly of them.

    Love the stopwatch site idea! 🙂

  • Laura November 9, 2009, 9:38 pm

    Wow! I feel famous. 🙂 Glad the timer is helping!

  • Wendy November 9, 2009, 9:40 pm

    I use a timer, too, and it helps tremendously! It can be so hard to get work done on the computer with all the distractions offered by the internet. Sometimes I just have to close all the windows except the one I’m working in to get anything done!

    P.S. Do you know about Flylady? You use a lot of her housekeeping concepts (timer, 20 minute speed-clean, etc.). I lived in a cluttered mess of a house until I found her.

  • Mary @ Fit this girl November 9, 2009, 9:40 pm

    I rocked my recovery socks at work today under my skirt!! Totally helped my sore legs today!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat November 9, 2009, 9:48 pm

    Those are some cute socks! I hope they work 🙂

  • Nicci@NiftyEats November 9, 2009, 9:59 pm

    Rocking those Sexy Pink Socks Lady!

  • Niki (Running In Pink) November 9, 2009, 10:13 pm

    First, your socks are totally hot. Who would say no to hot pink knee highs?!

    Second, love your choice of reading material. I’m refreshing the memory before the big night next FRIDAY! 😀

  • maria November 9, 2009, 10:14 pm

    I’ve never heard of recovery socks! I need to look into them! 🙂
    And I’m trying that Internet stopwatch!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) November 9, 2009, 10:18 pm

    I saw you twitter about that stopwatch and now I’m addicted. I use it to give myself a blog break 🙂

  • Teacherwoman November 9, 2009, 10:19 pm

    Funny thing is, I’ve used that exact website teaching. It’s a great way to break up work time, and the kids think it’s fun!

  • Gabriela November 9, 2009, 10:27 pm

    Wish I had a pair of those socks now- my legs are in desperate need of some TLC! And that internet stopwatch is going to come in super handy when I’m studying for my test tomorrow night…:(

  • Lizzy November 9, 2009, 10:41 pm

    i’m so going to try that site out. it seems perfect for me cause i get soo distracted too while doing work! good idea!

  • Jenna November 9, 2009, 10:57 pm

    great timer idea!

  • Courtney November 9, 2009, 11:05 pm

    LOVE those socks! Where from?

  • Marissa November 9, 2009, 11:06 pm

    That site is awesome! I know I need to study for A+P but having an end in sight is nice 🙂 My prof runs a cool interactive site for A+P if you want I can send the link!

  • Amy C. November 9, 2009, 11:12 pm

    Are those socks the same as compression socks? I’m in nursing school and my instructor said compression socks would be a good purchase because being on our feet all day at work can take a toll on legs/circulation/etc. It seems that your socks would do the same thing since they improve circulation. They’re way cuter than any compression socks I’ve seen online!!

    • Caitlin November 10, 2009, 7:05 am

      yup, they are compression socks!!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans November 9, 2009, 11:33 pm

    why didn’t I know about that website when I was in college?! I would have been so much more productive!

  • Christina November 9, 2009, 11:54 pm

    In university I used my sports watch to time how long I’d studied for, this website might come in handy to help me balance everything I try to cram in, neat!

  • Sagan November 9, 2009, 11:58 pm

    Nice socks!

    Good luck on the half 😀

  • BroccoliHut November 10, 2009, 12:06 am

    What a yummy veggie-riffic dinner! What do you think of that Annie’s ketchup? I’ve been kinda married to the organic Heinz for a while.

    • Caitlin November 10, 2009, 7:05 am

      I like it – it’s kind of a sweet ketchup.

  • Katie November 10, 2009, 12:08 am

    those socks are awesome!! haha love it!

  • Susan November 10, 2009, 12:36 am

    I have a pair of gray recovery socks…I NEED a pair of hot pink ones!!

  • Mama Pea November 10, 2009, 1:28 am

    Aww, those socks are so cute! I have one of those timer stopwatch things…it’s called hungry, bored kids 🙂

  • Nicole November 10, 2009, 2:30 am

    I really think that my recovery sleeves (without foot coverage) work too!! I used them last year, when my triathlon training was crazy!! I definitely plan on using them this coming year when my mileage goes up for Paris marathon training!! Holla to the crazy colors!! Mine are purple!

  • Diana November 10, 2009, 5:14 am

    Love the socks! I actually already knew about that website, it’s pretty awesome, right?

  • Adrienne November 10, 2009, 5:57 am

    Thanks for the link to the stopwatch! I’m busy doing PhD studies which involves a lot of computer work, and a lot of procrastination a lot of the time. This should help keep me on track!

  • Stacey November 10, 2009, 6:17 am

    The stopwatch thing is a good idea! I saw Twilight under that apple, aren’t you just DYING waiting for New Moon to come out lol. Woot woot for the Half Marathon, hope your calves feel better by then 😀

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) November 10, 2009, 7:03 am

    That website sounds great. It reminds me of “Freedom:”

    Your tweets yesterday were hilarious. What good is twitter if you can’t treat it as your NC-17 blog? Haha!

  • Kristy November 10, 2009, 7:28 am

    I will have to check out that website for the recovery socks! Cute!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) November 10, 2009, 7:46 am

    Those socks are rockin’! haha I know what you mean about writing. You have to be in the mood. Then when you are, run with it!!

  • Tammy November 10, 2009, 10:53 am

    I have been wanting to buy those socks for soooo long!

  • ashleigh November 10, 2009, 11:00 am

    loving the socks! we are such opposites… i incorporate veggies into every meal/snack and it’s a chore for me to eat my fruits! i try to eat a banana and apple every day but besides those fruits i hardly eat any and i don’t even get them both in every day!

  • Carolyn November 10, 2009, 11:08 am

    Everytime I see POM juice I want to mix it with tonic water and vodka. Yum!!

  • Megan November 10, 2009, 11:23 am

    thats AMAZING. I can’t wait to use that. I try to set times for myself but then I get distracted and miss the time i set for myself, which usually means i “deserve” 15 more minutes of ADD-induced internet browsing…

  • Tina November 10, 2009, 12:12 pm

    I love the idea of a timer for breaks! I always find myself needing to check google for something homework related but then letting myself get on facebook. Not good!

  • Nikka @ neekadeek November 10, 2009, 2:42 pm

    Great idea to set a timer for tasks, I can really get lost in the blogging world!
    Love the socks, anything hot pink has to be good for you 🙂

  • Theorist November 10, 2009, 7:25 pm

    thanks for talking about this timer! I used it today and it was GREAT!!!

  • Kristy November 10, 2009, 9:45 pm

    Those socks are HOT! 🙂

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