A Nice Monday

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I had an unexpectedly wonderful evening.  🙂


It started off with a 3.0 mile run.  My schedule called for 6.0 (I am doing a 15K in a few weeks), but I wasn’t really feeling a long run.  My body is still adjusting from all my traveling.  Also, my iPod was dead so I was forced to run without music – BAH!


Before my run, I had almond butter toast:


I did the 3.0 mile run in 28:05.  Here are my mileage splits:


  • Mile 1: 9:45
  • Mile 2: 9:37
  • Mile 3: 9:33


During my run, I tested out some new shorts.  These New Balance NP Shorts came in the Fit Bloggin’ swag bag.


(Do you know how hard it is to take a flattering photo of your own crotch with an SLR?)


One thing I loved about the NP Shorts was the side pocket, which would be perfect for carrying an iPod, cell phone, or fuel.


However, a better way to design this pocket would have been to have it Velcro completely shut.  I slipped a single key in the pocket and it bounced out within 100 yards! 


The shorts have breathable built-in underwear (plus!), don’t ride up (plus!), and wicked away my sweat quickly (plus!).  I really liked them.   The shorts do run large, so I ordered a size smaller than I normally order.


After my run, the Husband came home and suggested we go out to dinner.  This is actually my last week blogging for Chevy Traverse, and my last “girlfriend getaway” activity was dinner in the lovely Winter Park.


I realize the Husband does not qualify as a “girlfriend,” but we still had a lot of fun dining out.  🙂


We went to Bosphorus, a Turkish restaurant in Winter Park that Meghann is always raving about.  I had to see what Turkish food is all about!


Apparently, it’s about huge, hollow bread.


We started dinner off with fluffy lavas, which was sooo good.  We have tons of leftovers!  I ate about 1/4.


We also had fried zucchini with yogurt sauce.  I had 1.5 pieces.  The dill was sooo flavorful and fresh.


For an entree, the Husband and I split two vegetarian options so we could both try a little of everything.

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One dish was rice + stewed and spicy vegetables, and the other dish was spinach pide with a side salad.


My portion:


I only ate one piece of pide – I was pretty stuffed from all the lavas!  But, it was such a romantic dinner.  I had a lot of fun with the Husband!


I am very sad to give the Chevy Traverse back.  :(  It is WAY nicer than my 2002 Civic.


A lot of you asked to give a final review when the month is up, so here it is:  It is a great SUV with great technology and amenities.  It handles well and drives like a dream.  If I had a bunch of kids, it would be a good option.  However, I wish it got better gas mileage (Chevy claims that it gets 24 MPG on the highway; my real-life experience was about 17 MPG).   If you want to know more about my Chevy experience, you can check out my posts on the Chevy website.


With that, my friends – I am off to bed!  I have a BIG day tomorrow and need to get my sleep in.


Have a wonderful night!



  • Sara March 22, 2010, 9:15 pm

    Hey, don’t knock a Civic! Actually, I’m always complaining about mine, too, but if I were to buy another one, I’d still get a Civic.

    That bread is outrageous…or should I say EPIC?!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 22, 2010, 9:16 pm

    Your dinner looks incredible! I haven’t had Turkish food in so long… that bread is so much bigger than his head! haha

  • Catherine March 22, 2010, 9:20 pm

    I had turkish food the other night!! Loove it. When I go to my fav Turkish place the fiance and I always split the vegetarian platter option and I swear it’s enough to feed a small village.

  • Megan @ Eat.Scrap.Run March 22, 2010, 9:24 pm

    I have never had Turkish food. It looks good, I will have to try it!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 22, 2010, 9:30 pm

    That giant bubble of bread just looks amazing. I have never had Turkish food!

  • Kelly March 22, 2010, 9:33 pm

    Hooray for date night with the husband. That bread is huge!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 22, 2010, 9:35 pm

    You gotta try my trick of looping a hair thing in the whole of your key and wearing it as a bracelet on your wrist.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 22, 2010, 9:36 pm
  • Shayla March 22, 2010, 9:37 pm

    Hi Caitlin! Your lunch looked super yummy today and would love to recreate it! Are those Thomas’ regular or mini bagels? And what brand of sun dried tomatoes do you buy?

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 22, 2010, 9:38 pm

    Awww, I love my civic! They’re not very sporty…but they sure are dependable!

    Looks like a fun date night!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) March 22, 2010, 9:42 pm

    I have that EXACT ipod + carrying case 🙂

    That hollow bread is so cool!

  • CM March 22, 2010, 9:45 pm

    All these things that i have done is my favorite song to run to!

  • Jenny March 22, 2010, 9:47 pm

    That’s such a cute picture of you! lol! and the husband- im loving his attempts to eat the bread:)

  • Matt March 22, 2010, 9:56 pm

    Haha “girls night” with the husband…

  • Heather (runningwithsass.com) March 22, 2010, 10:00 pm

    how depressing to give the chevy back! boo!

  • Adriane March 22, 2010, 10:01 pm

    That Turkish bread looks so good! I bet it would be fabulous with hummus.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 22, 2010, 10:03 pm

    I wouldn’t want to give that car away either!!!!
    Wow… that bread looks AWESOME!!! Oh my.

    And I think it’s great that you listened to your body and only ran 3 miles – like you said, do the best you can do given your CURRENT circumstances!

  • Gabriela March 22, 2010, 10:11 pm

    Hahahahaha – amazing post, Caitlin!
    Loved the SIZE of that hollow bread!
    Jeez, Louise!
    Have a great Tuesday, girl!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  • alyssa March 22, 2010, 10:26 pm

    not to sound creepy stalkish, but you mentioned that your skin is better since drinking more water and in that last picture in your car, your skin looks sooo smooth and “porcelain like”…looks like i better start drinking more water!

    • Caitlin March 22, 2010, 10:27 pm

      thank you 🙂

      also i am wearing MAC makeup – it’s great makeup. i don’t really wear it in a lot of pictures so it might be that. 🙂

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans March 22, 2010, 10:27 pm

    I seriously love ethnic food and after seeing both you and Meghann blog about Turkish food, I’m going to have to hunt down some here in Phoenix!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises March 22, 2010, 10:37 pm

    Turkish food looks so good – I’ve never had it before. Any cuisine with big puffy bread is a go in my book…

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward March 22, 2010, 10:38 pm

    Oh, I love Turkish food! My fiance’s parents spent a month there last year, and they recently took us out to a pretty authentic restaurant here in NYC. It was delicious!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 22, 2010, 10:40 pm

    I have never tried Turkish food, that bread looks GIGANTIC!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) March 22, 2010, 10:47 pm

    That bread looks so cool!!! I love going out for dinner unexpectedly.

  • Julie @SavvyEats March 22, 2010, 11:00 pm

    I haven’t tried the shorts we got yet, but the ThrivNP tshirts are EPIC-LY soft and comfy!

  • kate March 22, 2010, 11:11 pm

    That bread looks delish & I love shorts with built in underwear! Such opposite comments – but both equally important!

  • Ashley latteashley.blogspot March 22, 2010, 11:16 pm


    Wow! the food posted tonight looks so delish! I wish we had more international type resturants around here.. I often am looking for a super flavorful resturant but can’t seem to find it.. When I saw the bread on the table I wanted to take a fork and pop the air out of it… mmmmm me want some “air bread”

  • Lizz @ leadingthegoodlife March 22, 2010, 11:20 pm

    I’m going to visit my friend (who is Turkish) this week and she promised to teach me how to cook vegetarian Turkish food while I’m there…as well as how to make Turkish coffee. Yay!

    The swag from fitbloggin sounds incredible!!

  • Kerry (Running on Faith) March 22, 2010, 11:26 pm

    what a bummer of a song to have your ipod die on!!

  • Kelly (Local Foodie Fight) March 22, 2010, 11:53 pm

    fluffy lavas! hugeo! love it!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) March 23, 2010, 12:05 am

    That looks so delicious — so much amazing food on your plates. Nothin’ better than some leftovers. 😀

  • Jalita March 23, 2010, 12:05 am

    I know how much you love your almond butter! 🙂 The nearest health foods store is 45 minutes away. I looked for the almond butter you buy. Is it Justin’s brand? I can’t remember which brand I bought, but they had the single serving packets of the maple flavored kind so I got two of those. I actually don’t eat much peanut butter (I would have substituted the peanut for the almond) so I haven’t had any yet. Wow that bread is HUGE! 🙂

    • Caitlin March 23, 2010, 6:58 am

      yup – that justin’s maple almond butter… so delish!

  • Tracie @hollafoodzone March 23, 2010, 1:31 am

    Sometimes a “girlfriend” night with hubby is just as good as a night out with real girlfriends!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 23, 2010, 3:54 am

    Turkish food looks great, that bread is mental looking! It looks like the Millenium Dome…I want Turkish food 🙂
    Sorry your time is up with the SUV! I’m sure it was fun while it lasted 😀

  • Tonyne @ The Unlikely Success Story March 23, 2010, 5:55 am

    I hate it when my Ipod dies! Mine died at the start of a race once. I was devastated, but it ended up being a good run. 🙂

  • Stacey March 23, 2010, 6:18 am

    Yummo to your turkish food! Yay, I’m excited those shorts have a pocket 😀

  • jen trinque March 23, 2010, 6:18 am

    I really need to join everyone else in this century and get an ipod….I think it would make working out so much more fun!

  • Becky @ flybynyght March 23, 2010, 7:53 am

    That is the most adorable pic of you with the steering wheel – I’m sure if you sent it to Chevy, they’d just let you keep the Traverse 😉

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 23, 2010, 8:36 am

    Oooh I’ve never had Turkish food either. It looks delightful 😉

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 23, 2010, 8:54 am

    that lavas bread looks so good! like a massive bubble on a pizza crust… 🙂

  • Nicole, RD March 23, 2010, 11:11 am

    That bread looks AMAZING!!!

  • Kacy March 23, 2010, 11:21 am

    I figured they were being a bit generous on the MPG. It’s hard to get great mileage in an SUV.

  • Katie March 23, 2010, 11:34 am

    Boo for running without music. I’ve had a lot of people tell me that I shouldn’t wear my iPod when I run and that I should just be more in tune with my body. When my iPod battery dies, I’m pretty much done for. Music is so motivating!

    Boo for giving back the Traverse. Think they’d notice if you just kept it? 🙂

  • Nicci@NiftyEats March 23, 2010, 11:41 am

    What a great dinner. I love yoru Chevy Traverse. I have the Malibu…it’s only been 5 days I want to keep it.

  • cara March 23, 2010, 11:43 am

    the lavas bread looks amazing, and so does the rest of the dinner. mmm.

  • Caroline March 23, 2010, 1:49 pm

    The pocket on those shorts looks like it might be big enough to carry an driver’s license and insurance card (for the paranoid among us). Do you think that’s true?

    • Caitlin March 23, 2010, 3:35 pm

      yes (and thats not paranoid, that’s safe)

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing March 23, 2010, 2:05 pm

    I’ve never had Turkish food. Looks like a fun experience.

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) March 23, 2010, 9:52 pm

    omg. I want to go on your date night with you and your hubby if it includes delish turkist dinners!!! Megahnn did well with this suggestion….i want that bread!

  • Susan March 24, 2010, 11:06 am

    Omg! That bread!! That’s like a carb-lovers dream 😉 That restaurant looks gooood. I’ve only ever made Turkish food had home and it is 100% my kinda food.

    Also hard with an SLR – emo shots.

  • Emily March 26, 2010, 4:11 pm

    “All These Things That I’ve Done” is my favorite song to run to! It gets me pumped up!

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