Laziest Day Ever

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I had GRAND PLANS to be super productive, but I ended up just laying around the house. 


I actually found James in this position.  He’s like a real boy!


Although I kept my butt glued to the couch for hours, I did find the energy to get into the kitchen.  My appetite felt high today – way higher than normal for a 10K race.  I think it’s because I didn’t run at all during the week, and then I did two back-to-back longer runs on Saturday and Sunday. I managed to refuel with a variety of foods (even vegetables!), which I consider an accomplishment because I normally just want to inhale straight granola.


I ate Israeli Cous Cous and leftover Glazed Butternut Squash:


An apple:


Grilled cheese:


Then the Husband came home around 6 (he spent the day at a golf tournament).  He literally had to wake me up – I was snoozing in bed.  It was nice to see his smiling face!


We decided to grab takeout for dinner.  Per the Back on Track Month challenge, the Husband and I are permitted to spend $$ for one meal out a week, and cheesy Italian food sounded SO appealing.


I got baked Ziti, which I bulked up with some homemade steamed broccoli:


I think I’m going to go back for seconds of ziti!  🙂


I’m going to pay for my laziness tomorrow (and I swear I’ll respond to e-mails tomorrow, too).  But it was worth it – I just needed to do NOTHING. Sometimes, doing nothing is so sweet, isn’t it?


We’re going to watch Changeling tonight – Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 61% but I’ve heard good things.


Have a wonderful evening!



  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City) November 15, 2009, 8:24 pm

    Lazy Sundays totally rock! I’m sure you needed the rest with your crazy schedule.

  • Jenna November 15, 2009, 8:26 pm

    i definitely believe everyone needs a day of rest! i love lazy sundays 🙂

  • Brynn November 15, 2009, 8:26 pm

    Changeling is so good but much more disturbing than I was expecting!

  • Evan Thomas November 15, 2009, 8:32 pm

    That’s the best photo of James ever. If it were my own dog, I’d definitely be making it my screensaver

  • VeggieGirl November 15, 2009, 8:34 pm


  • legalstyle November 15, 2009, 8:35 pm

    hi caitlin! congratulations on the race this morning. i know how disappointing runs / races can get to you. my last two marathons (boston ’08 and the san francisco marathon ’08) were semi-disastrous, and when you spend 4 months of your life training for it, to have a bad 4 hours is devastating. i’m still working up to registering for another full, but it’s mostly a mental hurdle now. glad to see you back out there rockin’ it!

  • Amanda November 15, 2009, 8:35 pm

    I hope you enjoy Changeling. It kinda depressed me. Sounds like you had a great day!

  • Lex November 15, 2009, 8:35 pm

    MMMMM I was craaaaaaaaaving grilled cheese like CRAZY today!! Perfect match to grilled cheese is a side of dill pickles!! Nice choice!

  • ashleigh November 15, 2009, 8:36 pm

    OMG that picture of james!! soo cute! that takeout looks yummy

  • Nicole November 15, 2009, 8:38 pm

    Oh my gosh, that photo of James is too cute for words!

  • katherine November 15, 2009, 8:39 pm

    I adore that picture of James! Enjoy your lazy Sunday – you earned it! So glad you had a great race today and your injury seems to be a thing of the past!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 15, 2009, 8:42 pm

    Baked ziti is one of my FAV foods in the world. My mom made it every year on my bday when i was growing up.

  • Erin November 15, 2009, 8:46 pm

    You ran a 10K this morning — wouldn’t exactly call that a lazy day! 😉
    Plus, you were sick yesterday. Enjoy the rest. 😀

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite November 15, 2009, 8:46 pm

    The picture of James is really cute!

  • Melissa S. November 15, 2009, 8:47 pm

    yay for lazy days….we just need them sometimes. 😉

  • Molly November 15, 2009, 8:54 pm

    I love being busy, because hten lazy days feel even sweeter! That picture of james is too cute. Changeling is really good, I liked it. Very suspensful.

  • Camille November 15, 2009, 8:55 pm

    The Changeling is good, but a bit on the depressing side.
    Enjoy it!

    James is adorable, by the way.

  • Adi ( November 15, 2009, 8:58 pm

    Definitely liked that movie – but some disturbing parts. Ick.

    Congrats again on your race yesterday. I just read your recap and wow, way to go!

  • aron November 15, 2009, 9:03 pm

    haha my rottweiler lays JUST like that alllll the time. she loves being on her back 🙂

    CONGRATS on your race today! love the awesome attitude 🙂

  • Mary @ Fit this girl November 15, 2009, 9:06 pm

    Changeling=good, strange, there is a twist I would have never seen coming. I liked it. Angelina is great!! Have fun–lazy days are good!

  • Lee November 15, 2009, 9:09 pm

    Nothing wrong with a lazy Sunday. That’s what Sundays are for! Plus you did run a super fast 10K this morning.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) November 15, 2009, 9:11 pm

    Aw the James photo is adorable. Leo likes to snuggle under the covers with Hunni for naps 🙂

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health November 15, 2009, 9:14 pm

    I had the laziest day ever too. slept late, ate lunch, slept again, movie, dinner and I am thinking about going back to bed soon!

  • Danielle November 15, 2009, 9:17 pm

    Good for you for taking some time off to relax. While you may have more work to do tomorrow, you will probably have more clarity because you gave your brain a break today. You are always going at 150% and totally deserve it!

    James is so cute! I always get a kick out of Bradley when he cuddles up in our guest bed. I swear he kicks off the pillows/sheets like nothing else to get comfortable 🙂


  • kilax November 15, 2009, 9:19 pm

    Let us know what you think of Changeling! I was super unimpressed and bored with it.

  • Matt November 15, 2009, 9:27 pm

    Haha I love lazy days 🙂

    I kind of thought Changeling sucked, but let us know what you think!

  • Erin November 15, 2009, 9:27 pm

    Oh my holy cuteness. That James is SO.DAMN.CUTE! I love it.

    Good for you for relaxing! Your body deserved it after running back to back!

  • Amy November 15, 2009, 9:32 pm

    Congrats on your 10K! That’s a great time. Also, I love James. 🙂

  • Molly @vegandorm November 15, 2009, 9:32 pm

    I’m doing the same thing tonight…I’m sure I’ll regret it tomorrow, but right now it feels sooo nice.

  • Lily November 15, 2009, 9:43 pm

    Curious to hear what you thought about The Changeling. My opinion- The plot is facsinating, but the acting and music make a basically TRUE story out to be cheesy, unbelievable, and overdramatic.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 15, 2009, 9:46 pm

    Love those lazy days!

  • whitney November 15, 2009, 9:51 pm

    Lazy days are def.necessary and if you can have one you should go all out!

    I really really loved the changeling movie. I thought it was a great film but a little slow at times.

    Food looks great too!

  • Alicia November 15, 2009, 9:52 pm

    Haha your pup looks angry that he was awoken from his slumber! Hilarious!

  • caronae November 15, 2009, 9:56 pm

    I love taking one day every few weeks and doing nothing!
    I liked changeling, but it’s actually really scary/creepy (I am kind of a wimp though…)

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) November 15, 2009, 10:04 pm

    Grilled cheese sammies are amazing, especially when cut up into little triangles like that!

  • Jolene ( November 15, 2009, 10:25 pm

    I absolutely LOVE having days like that! I used to feel guilty for taking a day to relax and just do nothing – but I am starting to tell myself that I need those days to maintain my sanity and my happiness.

  • Marissa November 15, 2009, 10:26 pm

    Good for you for being lazy! I like to bulk up foods with broc too. 🙂

  • Lizzy November 15, 2009, 10:57 pm

    o how i love lazy days, but always pay for it the next day too!

    That Ziti looks awesome! 🙂 have a good night!

  • Anne P November 15, 2009, 11:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, that might be my favorite picture of James ever. SO CUTE!!!!

    p.s. come see my new blog layout and location!!!! i moved over to my own domain 🙂 so excited.

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion November 15, 2009, 11:02 pm

    Love the pic of James!!!! I did nothing yesterday, I needed it! It felt great! A day like that allows you to go not stop for weeks in my opinion!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels November 15, 2009, 11:37 pm

    If anyone needs a lazy Sunday it’s you lady! Glad you got to relax!

  • BroccoliHut November 15, 2009, 11:54 pm

    Haha, that picture reminds me of my pug Gus–he likes to sit on the couch upright, like a human. Crazy canines!

  • Annabananabomb November 15, 2009, 11:56 pm

    Agree with the others, Changeling is very good but kinda disturbing, but in a good way. Clint Eastwood directed, and in my eyes he can do no wrong. I’ve never watched an Eastwood (starring in or directed) movie that I haven’t liked. Angelina is scarily skeletor skinny, but does a pretty good job of the role. Hope you enjoy it, let us know what you think!

  • Annie November 16, 2009, 12:03 am

    Ohh man, lazy days are the best. I actually spent most of the weekend doing nothing – I’m a graduate student, so when I can be lazy I savor it! Congrats on the race!

  • Liz November 16, 2009, 12:40 am

    Yay for doing nothing! I love those kind of days.

  • Nicole November 16, 2009, 1:56 am

    I LOVE lazy days!! The hubby and I did that yesterday! It felt so good! And I didn’t feel guilty about it at all! Sometimes we just need to be!

  • Lara (Thinspired) November 16, 2009, 2:48 am

    I guess the other readers have warned you–Changeling has a couple of very disturbing scenes! I was not expecting that and it still bothers me sometimes when I think about it 🙁 But Angelina is great in it.
    I love your post-race eats!

  • Amanda November 16, 2009, 3:24 am

    Aloha, I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and I am so impressed with you this weekend! So sorry about the Chicken Marsala issue. I can’t believe you still got up and ran that day! Amazing! Anyway, love your blog…love your doggie. Keep it up! Amanda in Maui

  • Susan November 16, 2009, 6:38 am

    Ahhh! James is too cute!!! He is just like a real boy 😉

    I find even short races tucker me out. I did a 5k this summer where I gave it everything I had (and PR-ed, yay!). And even though it was 3 miles, I was staaaarving all day after. I think hunger is also affected by the amount of effort you put in, not just length of time.

  • Melissa @ Whitegirllife November 16, 2009, 6:55 am

    I looked back at your Back On Track challenge when you mentioned it and think it is really awesome. I am just starting something sort of like that myself. Good luck with everything!

  • Stacey November 16, 2009, 7:02 am

    Doing nothing is wonderful! Jas and I were supposed to “do nothing” this weekend, but then he made plans lol. So…we’re gonna give it a go next weekend 😀 Let us know how you like the movie, it’s on my Netflix list, but we haven’t gotten around to watching it yet!

  • Heather November 16, 2009, 7:05 am

    ive said it before, and i am sure i will say it again: you have the cutest puppies on the entire planet.

    ok. i am done.

  • Ashley November 16, 2009, 7:19 am

    congrats on your amazing race girl! you killed it this weekend! oh, and Eden sleeps like that too. she will tuck herself in, it cracks me up! james little face makes me swoon!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) November 16, 2009, 7:36 am

    Congrats on the race again. You deserved this day of rest! You’ve been going, going, going:)

  • Jen at This Vegetarian Life November 16, 2009, 1:14 pm

    Lazy days are fun every once in awhile. Especially after running such a great race!

    Where do you find that Israeli cous cous? It looks fabulous!

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