Silent Run

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The Husband looks older and wiser since I saw him last (about 8 days ago)! He also has a new haircut!  🙂 He’s the kind of person who changes their hair every time they cut it – on the other hand, I never change my hair!  I feel like we’ve been apart forever.


Before he got back from work, I went on a quickie run.  I listened to my iPod for the first two miles and then decided I would much rather run in silence.  The sound of my feet on the pavement and my labored breathing put me into such a trance… the run was great!


  • Distance:  3.0 miles
  • Duration: 29:31
  • Mile 1: 9:58
  • Mile 2: 9:53
  • Mile 3: 9:22


Came home and eat 2 spoonfuls of Barney Butter:


And then I put together a fast Mexican dinner:


Three blue corn organic tacos stuffed with grilled mushrooms, green peppers, onions, salsa, kidney beans, and cheese.


And 1 cup of brown rice.


I HOPE I can stay awake to catch up on Sunday’s episode of Big Love.  This season is sooo good (it’s an HBO show about polygamist… weird premise, but it works!).





  • Estela @ Weekly Bite February 8, 2010, 9:28 pm

    I need to catch up on Big Love too! I missed the episode last night because of the Super Bowl. Good thing we have HBO on demand 🙂

  • Devon February 8, 2010, 9:30 pm

    Silent runs are really nice to clear your head sometimes 🙂

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 8, 2010, 9:35 pm

    Welcome back to your home and to your honey. I hate when my bf gets his haircut…… I never said that.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) February 8, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Yum tacos!

    I love Big Love — thanks for reminding me there was a new ep on last night. I don’t get Showtime or HBO but thanks to the Internet, can watch all those awesome shows online. 😀 (shhhh)

  • Abby February 8, 2010, 9:52 pm

    My husband and I are the opposite- I’m always changing my hair and his never changes. Opposites attract!

  • Matt February 8, 2010, 9:56 pm

    I like running in silence too! Something about the sound of my feet and my breathing just makes me feel great.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 8, 2010, 9:59 pm

    I LOVE Big Love! I stopped watching it after the first season, but I keep meaning to put it on my Netflix queue!

    Sometimes silent runs are the best!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 8, 2010, 10:00 pm

    Glad you had such a good run! Running in silence is amazing. Everything is so… real.

  • Amy February 8, 2010, 10:04 pm

    Welcome home!

    Big Love is one of my favorites too. I love Ginnifer Goodwin’s character… soo cute!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises February 8, 2010, 10:07 pm

    I don’t have HBO but I’ve been catching up on the early seasons of Big Love on DVD – such a good show.
    Enjoy reuniting with the husband!

  • Karla February 8, 2010, 10:08 pm

    I just got some Barney Butter today! It’s delish!! I’ve had about 8 spoonfuls today I think! I need to cool it so it lasts a long time!

  • Adriane February 8, 2010, 10:11 pm

    I love Big Love! I just finished the third season on DVD. I don’t have cable so I can’t wait for the 4th season to come out. Have a great night!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 8, 2010, 10:12 pm

    I never run without my iPod because I don’t think I could. Both my parents ran the Marine Corps marathon before iPods were invented and I am always in awe when I think about 26.2 miles with NO music. One day, my iPod will run out of power and I’ll have to try it out 🙂

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot) February 8, 2010, 10:15 pm

    Let me just say, Sunday’s episode kept me on my toes THE WHOLE TIME. There were a few laughs, too… gotta love that Utah humor. Specially since I live here!

  • Annabananabomb February 8, 2010, 10:19 pm

    Love silent runs, I don’t do them often enough, probably 25% of the time. My 100 minute run on Friday was silent except for the occassional comment from Bud.

  • Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN February 8, 2010, 10:19 pm

    I absolutely hate to run in silence. I don’t know what it is…

  • legalstyle February 8, 2010, 10:21 pm

    I never run with music! Everyone thinks I’m so weird.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) February 8, 2010, 10:21 pm

    i’ve never had barney butter, but i’ve heard it’s amazing! i love silent trance run like the one you had 🙂

  • Anna February 8, 2010, 10:22 pm

    I love silent runs. I actually stopped running outdoors with music. I found that it actually threw me off because I wanted to match my speed/breathing to the music tempo. I can get into the groove better without it. That being said, it’s definitely a necessity on the treadmill! God those things can get mind-numbingly boring.

  • eliza February 8, 2010, 10:25 pm

    wheres the shot glasses for those tacos?! 🙂

    • Caitlin February 9, 2010, 6:45 am

      haha i was sooo hungry and lazy that i just threw everything on the plate. probably the ugliest presentation on the blog in 1.5 years!

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion February 8, 2010, 10:32 pm

    Tacos look awesome! Enjoy catching up with your hubby, I am sure the pups missed him too!

  • Christine February 8, 2010, 10:32 pm

    Love spoonfuls of nut butter as snacks 🙂

  • MLT February 8, 2010, 10:33 pm

    I love Big Love! I love Margene because she is just so adorable but Nikki’s character is my favorite…can we say complex??

  • coco February 8, 2010, 10:34 pm

    I loooove big love! gotta catch up on sunday’s episode as well. thanks for reminding me!

  • Ellen Collis February 8, 2010, 10:37 pm

    Mmm, your tacos look muy yummy! So simple too, which is a plus. Anything with beans and rice thrown in the mix works for me! Always satisfying.

  • Ellen Collis February 8, 2010, 10:37 pm

    Mmm, your tacos look muy yummy! So simple too, which is a plus. Anything with beans and rice thrown in the mix works for me! Always satisfying.

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 8, 2010, 10:46 pm

    I’ve been a bit disappointed with this season of Big Love. I still adore the show though!

  • Kt F @ ThroughTheFinish February 8, 2010, 10:47 pm

    Those tacos look tasty, I did something similar with spur-of-the moment enchiladas tonight. Yum! I like beans in Mexican food better than meat, it brings out the spices better. I like silent runs sometimes too, it’s nice to actually zone out and notice your surroundings once in awhile. I always see something new, even if I’m running a path I’ve run 10000x before!

  • Run Sarah February 8, 2010, 10:48 pm

    Silent runs can be SO comforting! I bought hard taco shells for the first time that I have yet to use – love the idea of adding beans with rice on the side instead of taco meat.

  • Catherine February 8, 2010, 10:49 pm

    One of the main actresses is Big Love is from my town! Chloe Sevigny, she grew up next to my best friend! Totally prefer running in silence as well… 🙂

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 8, 2010, 10:53 pm

    I’m pretty boring when it comes to cutting my hair too. It would be fun to see a collection of the husband’s hairdo’s : )

  • Sara @ ActiveGal February 8, 2010, 11:09 pm

    I will never do anything drastic to my hair, always too scared! I wish I could just change it without thinking twice about it!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) February 8, 2010, 11:38 pm

    omggggggg I thought you said you and hus had a quickie. I guess we know where my mind is!

    • Bonnie February 9, 2010, 12:19 am

      Hahaha I saw that too!

  • Jolene ( February 8, 2010, 11:38 pm

    Everyone I know loves the show Big Love. I think I need to give it another chance. I watched the first episode and didn’t get into it, but maybe it takes a couple more …

    You should show a pic of the hubby’s new hair!! 🙂

    • Caitlin February 9, 2010, 6:46 am

      he is sooo camera shy. or i would. 🙂

  • Lorin February 8, 2010, 11:47 pm

    I just started watching it a few months ago when HBO was doing reruns and I am now watching it every week instead of Desperate Housewives; I love it!

  • eatingRD February 9, 2010, 12:41 am

    I wish I had the courage to change my hair, but I’m scurred! lol

  • Hedda February 9, 2010, 2:44 am

    Big Love is awesome! And- your dinner looked delicious 😉
    I was just wondering what type of service you use for this blog? It has such a good design, so I was wondering if there is a page where I can start my own blog with this type of design?

  • Freya @ February 9, 2010, 2:57 am

    What is Big Love? I’ve never heard of it! Hhaha sometimes I feel so lost in these posts 😛
    Glad you had a good run 🙂

    • Caitlin February 9, 2010, 6:46 am

      it’s an HBO show – its good!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 9, 2010, 5:27 am

    Big Love was amazing. We have every season and are nuts about it. I know you like Twilight, but do you like True Blood? It is the reason I could never get into Twilight. HBO has amazing shows.

    • Caitlin February 9, 2010, 6:46 am

      i tried watching it but i never got into it for some reason.

  • Stacey February 9, 2010, 6:09 am

    I love the running trance 😀 Because, before you know it, you look to see how many miles you’ve done and BAM your already or nearly’s great 🙂 Go spend some time with the hubby! 🙂

  • christie, honoring health February 9, 2010, 6:40 am

    When I was a runner, I only ever ran in silence. I always enjoyed hearing the sound of my feet and the sound of my breath. Kind of makes me miss running looking back, actually.

  • Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind February 9, 2010, 7:24 am

    Wow I don’t know if I could run in silence. My music is what pumps me up and keeps me going!

    (Of course, I usually run on a treadmill. I’m sure nature noises would be much more pleasant than a gym background. :))

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner February 9, 2010, 7:36 am

    I love Big Love! I really need to catch up though….

  • chandra h February 9, 2010, 8:24 am

    awww 🙂 reuninted & it feels so good! hehe

    great job on the run!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) February 9, 2010, 8:31 am

    Wow, I’m not sure if I could run without music! My thoughts can only entertain me for so long…

    Wheres the taco shot glasses?! lol

  • Kelly February 9, 2010, 8:35 am

    I used to watch Big Love religiously, somehow got away from it the past couple seasons. I really want to try to get back into it though. Props on the silent running, I can never do that.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 9, 2010, 8:49 am

    Glad you enjoyed your run!! I’ve never seen Big Love but I keep hearing how good it is…

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie February 9, 2010, 8:53 am

    I totally understand running without music. Sometimes I just need to not be distracted and really focus. It’s very peaceful.

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story February 9, 2010, 9:04 am

    I didn’t like Sunday’s episode that much! But I like where the whole season is leading. I’m totally addicted to that show!

  • Jessie February 9, 2010, 9:05 am

    I love how you sub the beans for meat. it is such an easy substitution that I too frequently remember. I am definitely going to be eating some bean tacos soon….if I remember.

  • Katharine February 9, 2010, 9:12 am

    Welcome back!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople February 9, 2010, 10:47 am

    I have never been able to work out for long without music. It is just so boring to me! I can kick it hard with the right tunes though!

    I would love to start meditating/doing yoga more, but my mind just wanders constantly.

  • Nicole, RD February 9, 2010, 12:08 pm

    What a fun, fast, healthy dinner! I love what you manage to throw together!

  • Jenna February 9, 2010, 2:16 pm

    Yummy tacos! But where are the shot glasses?! Hah

  • Nicci@NIftyEats February 9, 2010, 5:07 pm

    I need some hearty bean taco’s in my life.I think I’ll have to try these this week.

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