Seven Sandy Miles

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Hi friends!  :)  Thanks for all the advice about triathlon clothingMeg’s suggestion to wear a sports bra and string bikini bottoms under my wetsuit (thus allowing me to put on dry bike shorts in T1 and pull my bathing suit off without flashing anyone) was GENIUS!  :)  I think that’s what I’ll do.


After work, I met up with Kelly and Megan for a lovely trail run at Moss Park.


Megan did 3.0 miles or so with us, and Kelly and I ran 7.0 in total.


We got lost again!  Thank goodness for the navigation feature on the Garmin 305!  I love having an automatic map of the path we’ve traveled – the “return to start” feature is super helpful when you’re in the middle of a forest and have no idea which way to go!


We did 7.0 miles in 1:21, which included a lot of standing, staring, and walking back and forth down the wrong paths to find our way back!  Also a LOT of slogging through the sand.  When we were actually running, Kelly and I maintained a really great pace of 9:30 to 10:30.


Before my run, I had Chobani pineapple and 1/2 cup granola:


And afterwards, I had a PB and jelly whole wheat bagel with a banana.


Edited to add:  I’m currently eating a huge bowl of cereal.  That run jacked up my appetite.


We’re going out to CELEBRATE – the Husband passed his board exam!  We’re going to go bowling, and that means a beer (or two) and curly fries! Wahoo.  🙂


The Hus says thanks for all the well-wishes on his boards (I always read them to him) – only two more to go + graduation, and then he can get his license to practice acupuncture and Oriental medicine!


Off to bowl 100’s! 🙂 🙂 🙂



  • Amy February 26, 2010, 7:15 pm

    Good job Husband!

    Practice in the sports bra and string bikini with the wetsuit – strange places can chafe when you change things up. 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 26, 2010, 7:21 pm

    Great work on the run!
    If you stay with traithlons – I strongly recommend buying a tri suit – an all in on suit that you can wear for all three legs – all yu need to change is footwear 🙂

  • jodie February 26, 2010, 7:22 pm

    Congrats to your husband. I see an acupuncturist regularly, I think Chinese med is fantastic. Great run. I will be making your sweet potato pancakes tomorrow, I have not been able to stop thinking about it after your post.

    • Caitlin February 26, 2010, 7:23 pm

      you’ll loooooove it!

  • Jolene ( February 26, 2010, 7:31 pm

    Congrats to your hubby!!!!! Have a fun time celebrating 🙂 Maybe even 3 beers!!

  • Nicole, RD February 26, 2010, 7:31 pm

    Beer and curly fries – love it! We’re going bowling tomorrow night and beer will definitely be involved! 🙂

    Congrats to your hubz!

  • Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 26, 2010, 7:34 pm

    Congratulations to your husband!!!! How exciting!!!

    I guess getting lost is part of the fun of trail running! 😉

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 26, 2010, 7:40 pm

    Congrats to the husband!!!! Very exciting!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 26, 2010, 7:44 pm

    Hooray for getting his license=$$$ finally 🙂

    Have a great night out!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) February 26, 2010, 7:45 pm

    hurray! i knew he’d do it…that’s so exciting 🙂 you guys deserve an awesome night out! have fun!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) February 26, 2010, 7:48 pm

    Yeah!!!!! Have fun celebrating.

    And I’m glad you got the outfit thing figured out. Sounds like a good idea.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 26, 2010, 7:50 pm

    Congrats to the husband!! woohoo!!

  • Evan Thomas February 26, 2010, 7:51 pm

    Great run! And once again congrats to Kristien!

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans February 26, 2010, 8:00 pm

    Getting lost is definitely the worst part of trail running! It’s also why I never hit the trails alone… Major congrats to your husband! That’s so exciting!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 26, 2010, 8:02 pm

    Congrats to your hubby! YAY! 🙂

  • Michelle @ HeathyEatingRoadmap February 26, 2010, 8:06 pm

    Congrats to your husband!!

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place February 26, 2010, 8:21 pm

    congrats to your husband! how exciting

  • kirsten February 26, 2010, 8:25 pm

    congrats to your husband! that’s great! 😀

  • Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) February 26, 2010, 8:28 pm

    Congrats, Mr. HTP!! 😀 Enjoy every second of celebrating — you both earned it!

  • jen trinque February 26, 2010, 8:54 pm

    Yay for the husband! Have a great night.

  • Meghan@traveleatlove February 26, 2010, 9:12 pm

    Congrats to your hubby, that is great!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 26, 2010, 9:19 pm

    Congrats to your husband and have fun tonight!!

    That trail sounds awesome… I have wanted to do trail running for a while now but couldn’t do it alone. But today, I’ve found a running buddy and I’m SUPER excited!!! So when I can run again, I’m tackling me some trails 😀

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) February 26, 2010, 9:24 pm

    Wooo!!! Go Kristien!! Have fun bowling 🙂

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 26, 2010, 9:27 pm

    Does he practice acupuncture on you??

    • Caitlin February 27, 2010, 11:11 am

      all the time! i love it 🙂

  • Allison @ Food For Healing February 26, 2010, 9:31 pm

    the bikini is a good idea!
    thats funny you got lost, i hate when that happens! haha at least you were able to find your way out, to go bowling! I love bowling, i need to do that soon!!

  • Meg @ Be Fit Be Full February 26, 2010, 9:38 pm

    Yay! So happy you liked my suggestion! Congrats to your hubby for passing his board exam and have fun celebrating!

  • Lacey February 26, 2010, 10:13 pm

    Congratulations to your husband! What an awesome accomplishment.

    Glad you found a solution to your “what to wear” problem 🙂

  • sarah February 26, 2010, 10:44 pm

    Great run! I am new to your blog really, I have been snooping for a few weeks. Just wanted to let you know I gave you a blog award today :o)

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner February 26, 2010, 10:45 pm

    Congrats to the hubs! Have a great night 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 27, 2010, 12:02 am

    He Passed?! That’s fantastic! And it must be such a relief to him!! Congratulations 😀

  • Jessica February 27, 2010, 12:49 am

    Congrats to the Husband!! WooHoo!! Tell him we are all rooting for him!

  • Freya @ February 27, 2010, 3:14 am

    Go your husband, he must be getting excited!! And go you for your run – especially with the sand! I ca’t run in sand, it’s waay too difficult :s

  • Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN February 27, 2010, 6:55 am

    Ya-hoo! *does a dance* I’m sure that’s a big weight lifted off his shoulders. 😀 I hope you two had a nice time bowling and puttin’ back some beers. 😉 After a rough day at work for the husband yesterday, we went out for oysters and beer. Life is good. 🙂

  • christie, honoring health February 27, 2010, 7:07 am

    Congrats to the husband!!!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 27, 2010, 8:14 am

    Wooohoo!! A big CONGRATS to the husband. That is awesome! 😀

    Great job on the run too, by the way! 😀

  • Bre February 27, 2010, 8:33 am

    just a quick question for tri clothing for you– I think it was from an earlier post and haven’t read those comments on that previous post so this might have been suggested already…
    From my experience with tri’s…(ANNND BONUS tri clothing is supeeeerrrrr cheap right now! sale sale sale!)
    The best two options for under the wetsuit (I did read your logistics from your post on what to wear/why and why not). Are this…and here is why (from my own experience)

    Bike shorts- the chamois in them is too big and will stay wet- which is terrible and will likely chafe anyway….
    sooo the solution is to buy a pair of tri shorts (they are cheaper than a tri race suit— which is like a unitard). Tri shorts have a fleece chamois in them, so they are te length of bike shorts but have a moisture wicking super fast drying chamois in them solving both the problem of not having comfort on the bike, being able to run in the shorts and not have a giant bike chamois, annnd fast drying!!!!

    As for sports bras…I refuse to run without a sports bra either, so I bought a rather expensive but let me just tell you that this bra holds down the girls like there is no tomorrow!!! It’s the Zoot sports tri top (apparently you just wear this said garment…I however do not..) and I have a tri top from Zoot (actually my fave race shorts are also from zoot….) the tri top I have actually has an extra sports bra in it too, so double whammy there, super fast drying- like 5 minutes onto the bike!- annnd has pockets, and a half zip on the front so you can unzip if it gets too restricting with the sports bra and the tri top.

    That’s just from my experience, I did my frist tri without the race top to save money and just got the tri shorts as those were most important for me (I went with a regular yoga top…and it does NOT dry at all!!!). Immediately went out and got a top too…totally worth the money when it comes to race day!

    • Caitlin February 27, 2010, 9:30 am

      Thanks so much! good to know its all on sale right now 🙂 if I really like this Oly, I will prob buy some stuff.

      Thanks 🙂

  • Jenny February 27, 2010, 9:00 am

    Congrats to the Hubs! Hope you guys had fun last night! 🙂

  • Robyn February 27, 2010, 9:08 am

    Yay for the great run and for hubs passing his boards!! Enjoy tonight, you deserve it.

  • Tyler Ramey February 27, 2010, 9:28 am

    Ok….it is raining in Florida. Can you fix that?!?! 😉

    PS Whole Foods here has Barney Butter on sale! Just throwin that out there. 😀

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething February 27, 2010, 10:02 am

    Congrats to the husband! Hope you had fun celebrating last night.

  • Amy @ Running in Pink February 27, 2010, 10:04 am

    Congratulations to the hubby!!

    I am so jealous of your weather, i have forgotten what blue sky looks like! The weather in the UK is so cold at the moment bbbbrrrrrrr

  • Monica @ Musings of the Granola Girl February 27, 2010, 11:05 am

    Wow accupuncture? That’s awesome!

    Looks like it was a lovely day for a run 🙂 (I’m jealous, there’s so much snow outside I have to run on the “dreadmill”! 🙁 )

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople February 27, 2010, 11:09 am

    Congratulations to the husband! That is amazing!!

    How truly exciting. Cheers!

  • VCK February 27, 2010, 11:19 am

    Hello Caitlin,
    Just wondering if the bagel pictured is a “normal” sized bagel, or a mini bagel. It’s hard to tell in the photos. As I’m typing this question, I’m beginning to feel it’s a completely stupid question, but well, there it is. 🙂

    • Caitlin February 27, 2010, 11:19 am

      oh its definitely a normal one!

  • Britt (Runnerbelle) February 27, 2010, 1:35 pm

    Congrats to your hubby!!!

  • Rachael February 27, 2010, 3:14 pm

    Congrats to the husband!! He must be so excited!! 🙂

  • Amie February 27, 2010, 7:39 pm

    Congrats Husband!

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward February 28, 2010, 1:00 pm

    Congrats to the hubby! That’s wonderful news.

    Navigation features… just one more reason to LOVE my garmin!

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