The Husband Strikes Again

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My Husband is slowly morphing into my personal chef.  Wahoo!


Doesn’t he look cute in his POM Wonderful apron?  🙂


Before the Huz prepared dinner, I met up with Megan for a walk.  I haven’t seen her since December, and we had a lot to catch up on.  Normally, we would’ve gossiped over a run, but since the marathon is on Sunday, we stuck to a 2.5 mile walk.


I brought my walking buddy:


James has a blast, and so did Megan and I.  :)  Sometimes, a walk is exactly what I need.


After our stroll, I came home and did tons of writing + marketing stuff for the Operation Beautiful book.  Chugging along!  I should be done next week.  I need to sit on a few sections for a little bit.  I find it helps to walk away from your writing for a day or two to really edit yourself wisely.


And I snacked on Greek yogurt, dried blueberries, and granola.


And dinner was made by the Husband!


He did a stir-fry of brown rice, zucchini, peas, kidney beans, and a ginger sauce (a bottled kind).  It was really delicious.  Meals that I don’t prepare always taste better.  🙂


Dessert was a chocolate:


And two Clementines.  Yes, these little babies are back.  Except to see them multiple times each day!


Coming Tomorrow…


I’ve been all about the marathon this week, haven’t I?  I’m quite excited because it’s not just a big race weekend, but it’s also a big personal weekend for me.  My best friend Lauren is coming from NYC to run with me.  My mom, dad, Lauren’s mom and sister, my husband, and my sister-in-law are also going to come watch us run!


I’ve been rolling two topics around in my head this week that I’ll be discussing at breakfast and lunch tomorrow.


  • Racing for Time vs. Racing for Fun – the pro’s and con’s of each!
  • Trusting the Taper.  Marathons have a LONG taper – two or three weeks, and now I’ve got the Taper Twitch in my legs!


Stay tuned!



  • Sarah January 6, 2010, 9:32 pm

    Hi Caitlin! Don’t usually comment but have you ever heard of the Moosewood cookbooks? It’s a vegetarian restaurant and they have the most awesome vegetarian recipes! Just an idea to get out of the “rut”. Haha

    • Caitlin January 6, 2010, 9:40 pm

      i havent! i should check that out.

    • Karla January 7, 2010, 1:52 am

      I second this comment! (plus I just went to their restaurant last month so I have to plug that too!)

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite January 6, 2010, 9:37 pm

    What a great husband!

    I use to race for time… now I race for fun 🙂 The ironic thing is that my times got naturally better the less I focused on them…

  • Evan Thomas January 6, 2010, 9:37 pm

    Lol! Great picture of him in the apron. I won one off of Tina’s blog. I think I’ll need to take a self-pic of it when it comes in.

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love January 6, 2010, 9:43 pm

    I love that apron — too funny 🙂

  • Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) January 6, 2010, 9:44 pm

    I’m so jealous (I think I’ve said this already!) that you have a hubby that cooks for you, in a hilarious apron no less! Mine can only manage breakfast foods or an occasional taco night 🙂

    Make sure to get plenty of marathon rest this week!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 6, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Love a hubby who cooks! 🙂

  • Sana January 6, 2010, 9:56 pm

    Bahahaha! Love the apron!

  • Nicole January 6, 2010, 9:56 pm

    That apron, haha…love it! Jealous that hubby cooks for you!

    Love clementines…I’ve been having several a day at lunch! Mmmmmm!

  • Erin January 6, 2010, 10:03 pm

    I love that clementines are back — just picked up a big bag at Trader Joe’s! 😀

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) January 6, 2010, 10:06 pm

    I always laugh when I see those aprons 😀
    Dinner looks delicious!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 6, 2010, 10:12 pm

    I’ll be interested to see what you have to say for racing for time versus fun. I always have this debate with myself.

  • Samantha January 6, 2010, 10:17 pm

    Wow, that stir fry looks amazing!! I’ve never actually raced (my first is the 23rd!!), but my goal is just to finish. I think about my time constantly, like a bad dream. Reading about your journey to your marathon keeps me motivated…THANK YOU!!!

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 6, 2010, 10:27 pm

    i love dried blueberries…those and dried strawberries are all-natural amazing fruit snacks 🙂

  • Katie O. @ Fit to Wed January 6, 2010, 10:33 pm

    Your husband looks adorable in that apron! I love a man that cooks. My fiance is definitely a better cook than I am and I take full advantage 🙂

  • Jess January 6, 2010, 10:41 pm

    Hi Caitlin! I don’t often comment, but I’ve never known anyone who’s eaten dried blueberries before. Do you like them? What do they taste like?

    Good luck on Sunday!

    • Caitlin January 6, 2010, 10:42 pm

      Hi Jess 🙂 They are good – soft and chewy and taste just like blueberries. They sell them in bulk at Costco (they do have added sugar, though).

  • Jenna January 6, 2010, 10:46 pm

    Hubby made a great lookin dinner!!

  • Good Taste. Healthy Me January 6, 2010, 11:02 pm

    You and your husband are absolutely adorable!! Nice dinner!

    Good luck on the race! You’ll do great!

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion January 6, 2010, 11:14 pm

    Your husband in that apron made me LOL. Oscar loooves to walk, in the fall and spring we go for a long walk to the dog park on the weekends. It is about 2 miles and he is always so happy. I have no idea how I wound up with the most active wiener in the world.

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) January 6, 2010, 11:20 pm

    haha taper twitch..I just totally pictured you lying on the couch twitching b/c you want to run so badly. U are, aren’t you? ;p

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) January 6, 2010, 11:20 pm

    ps- that apron is amazing, I must get one for the baking I do!

  • Jenny January 6, 2010, 11:26 pm

    Sounds like a great afternoon! And that’s so true about writing–I always am a better editor of my own work when I’ve slept on it. And taking breaks is essential 🙂

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s posts!

  • Babycakes January 6, 2010, 11:32 pm

    The Huz is totally rockin’ that apron 😉

  • RhodeyGirl January 6, 2010, 11:37 pm

    Racing for time vs racing for fun…. looking forward to that post!

    I think you need to add to your excited for the weekend list: meeting RhodeyGirl & PhillyBoy! I mean, seriously! 🙂 I am so excited to meet you at lunch!!!!!

  • Ashley January 7, 2010, 12:07 am

    What a fabulous husband + apron. Even running just a 1/2 marathon I was freaked out by a week or so of tapering. It worked perfectly though. You are SO ready, mentally + physically. Can’t wait to read about the recap.

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) January 7, 2010, 12:10 am

    I love clementines! I’m eating two as I type this!

  • eatingRD January 7, 2010, 12:34 am

    What a great hubby to cook dinner! yum! Good luck on your marathon, so freakin’ amazing you are!!!

  • Leo @ cupcakes in Paris January 7, 2010, 1:38 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the apron.
    And good luck for the marathon!

  • Freya @ January 7, 2010, 5:47 am

    Love the apron!! And you have such a fabulous husband as he cooks for you! I literally can’t remember the last time someone cooked for me outside of a restaurant 🙁

  • Jen January 7, 2010, 5:47 am

    Massage will help the Taper Twitch in your legs.

  • Maya January 7, 2010, 7:10 am

    Your husband looks great in the apron! I find that writing an essay and walking away for a day helps, whih is why I can neer procrastinate on essay writing!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething January 7, 2010, 8:40 am

    I agree that meals always taste better when someone else cooks them!

  • emily January 7, 2010, 8:52 am

    It’s always good to see Megan and James!

  • rungirlrunn January 7, 2010, 9:00 am

    LOVE the POM apron!

  • Stacey January 7, 2010, 9:00 am

    TRUST THE TAPER! Just a few more days…

  • Julia January 7, 2010, 10:19 am

    “If I can taper for 3 weeks and still run a marathon, you’ll be fine taking a few days off for injury, illness, or vacation!”

    This was the best thing I have read in a long time. I’ve managed to hurt my knee and I’ve had to take 4 days off exercise, and the stupid voices in my head are telling me that I will lose all my strength, endurance, etc. This should help shut those voices up! Thanks so much.

  • Heather (The Single Dish) January 7, 2010, 10:56 am

    My mom calls it “instant dinner” when someone else cooks for her (which is not often) and it does taste better, I totally agree!

  • Loretta @ RunRettaRun January 7, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Good luck on the marathon. I know you’ll do great!

  • Rachel January 7, 2010, 12:45 pm

    Dinner looks amazing! You’re so lucky to have a husband who cooks such yummy foods for you!

  • Jolene ( January 7, 2010, 12:54 pm

    The hubby made a delicious looking dinner!! Love the apron too!!

  • kilax January 7, 2010, 1:12 pm

    LOL! Love that apron! I wrote about my husband making dinner for me yesterday. He almost always does 😉

    I am excited to hear about the marathon! I am sad I couldn’t go for the half, after we had already registered.

  • Carolyn January 7, 2010, 1:14 pm

    I bought the big bag of clementines at Costco, too! 🙂

  • Run Sarah January 8, 2010, 1:56 am

    It’s so funny to see you guys bundled up in Florida, I think of Florida as t-shirt/shorts year round. I’ve been working through my box of neverending oranges as well!

  • Amanda January 11, 2010, 3:51 pm

    I want that apron!

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