Happy Friday!


I worked through the afternoon and managed to finish up one of my freelance articles.  Wahoo!  When I was done, I had a pre-ride snack of an whole wheat English muffin and peanut butter:


And then I left for a lovely 18.5 mile bike ride!


I am really getting into cycling… I love the silence.  It’s fun to run with my iPod, but it’s so nice to just be alone and watch the scenery.


The whole ride took me 1:20 hour.  Once I’m finished with the triathlon (which is next weekend), I need to start extending my bike rides in preparation for the Century (100 miles in May!).


Afterwards, I refueled with a Green Monster (1 cup rice milk, 2 cups raw spinach, and 1/2 a banana).


A little bit later, my Dad stopped by.  He drove down to go to dinner with me and the Husband.


My Dad really likes Asian food, so we took him to that new (to us) restaurant called Chi in Baldwin Park. 


Chi has a great wine selection, but a pretty meager beer selection.  I went with a Tsingtao


Frosty mugs rule! 


Tsingtao isn’t my favorite beer, but it does go really well with Asian food (obviously).  I ordered a stir-fry of mixed veggies and tofu in brown sauce with a side of steamed brown rice.


We also split a steamed vegetable appetizer.


It was a BIG dinner.  I feel very full.  Oof!


Tonight is movie night at home!  We considered seeing Alice in Wonderland, but it got terrible reviews.  So, we went with The Hurt Locker on DVD.


Silly Husband.  😉


Currently, the Husband is doing cupping in my arm again.  Here’s to hoping it helps!  It’s hard to type so I better go. 





  • jen trinque March 5, 2010, 9:03 pm

    I really liked The Hurt Locker. I think I’ll save Alice in Wonderland for DVD, because I’m not sure I’ll like it. Have a good night!

  • Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) March 5, 2010, 9:07 pm

    Hope you like the movie! Let us know if it deserves any Oscars this weekend 🙂

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine March 5, 2010, 9:15 pm

    What a gorgeous picture from your bike ride! I like to run outside without my iPod, but at the gym I need it! Have a great night and enjoy your movie!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) March 5, 2010, 9:23 pm

    The Hurt Locker is supposed to be amazing, so I hope you like it! The asian restaurant looks like they have great food, now I’m totally craving asian tonight but instead am making a chicken & orzo soup from scratch. Hope it turns out well!

  • Hangry Pants March 5, 2010, 9:23 pm

    Hope you had a good night w/ your dad. 🙂

  • swimsutra March 5, 2010, 9:24 pm

    Movie nighting in the swimmer house too! 🙂 Bummer about Alice in Wonderland getting eh reviews. Anyways, Cheers!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) March 5, 2010, 9:26 pm

    Cupping was really popular in Korea — a lot of my coworkers got it done regularly. I’m just dying for a massage after a month of sleeping in hostel beds. :/

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner March 5, 2010, 9:32 pm

    LOVED Hurt Locker. Have fun!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) March 5, 2010, 9:32 pm

    I’m jealous of your love for cycling. I just can’t get over the “I’m gonna get hit by a car” mentality. That picture you posted? Terrifies me!! That “bike lane” is tiny. I really wish the road systems would provide for cyclists more.
    And you look exactly like your dad. So cute:) And once again, I can’t get over the resemblance your husband has with my brother.

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 9:05 am

      Cars are a little scary, you just gotta stay aware!

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place March 5, 2010, 9:39 pm

    You look JUST like your dad!!! wow, the resemblance is uncanny!

  • Evan Thomas March 5, 2010, 9:44 pm

    You are turning in to a cycling machine! And your dad really reminds me of the director of Avatar! I don’t know why I never put the two faces together before

  • Carrie @ I See Monsters March 5, 2010, 10:01 pm

    The Hurt Locker is wonderful! Great choice. 🙂

  • Lo-Jo aka Lauren March 5, 2010, 10:13 pm

    Cycling is the greatest thing ever! I, too, am preparing for a century ride, but it’s already coming up on April 25! Here in MN, the snow is only starting to melt, which only gives us a few weeks to train outdoors. It’s supposedly the most difficult ride of the year for Minnesota cyclists.

    Good luck! Wish I lived in FL…the weather looks gorgeous for riding!

  • Lorin March 5, 2010, 10:31 pm

    That’s weird that you said Alice in Wonderland got bad reviews, because everywhre here people have said it’s awesome. I went to the midnight premier last night (soo tired) because my friend won tickets and I thought it was good; especially in 3D!

  • Gabriela March 5, 2010, 10:38 pm

    Amazing eats!
    Oh, and congrats on the amazing workout 😀
    You´re tough, girl!
    Have an amazing weekend!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) March 5, 2010, 10:47 pm

    Oh no! I am sad to hear Allison Wonderland got terrible reviews 🙁 I have been excited for over a year for that movie!

  • Dominique March 5, 2010, 11:28 pm

    This is the first time I’m leaving a comment and I feel compelled to do so because I “outed” you on my blog. Also because I’ve been wanting to comment for what seems like ages but have never known when would be a good time or how to start.

    BF and I saw The Hurt Locker when it was in theatres and I am not a fan of war movies at all but I thought HL was fantastic. I hope you and your husband like it too!

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 9:05 am

      thanks for reading and commenting!

  • Gina March 5, 2010, 11:31 pm

    I love asian food too! Especially vietnamese and thai:) Let us know your review of Hurt Locker…it’s on my list to see. We are going to pick one off On Demand tonight and there are so many to choose from, can’t decide!!!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit March 5, 2010, 11:31 pm

    We just rented the Hurt Locker on Netflix but haven’t watched it yet. It looks pretty intense but I’m interseted to see it!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 5, 2010, 11:49 pm

    You’re on fire with the GMs lately. You’ve definitely inspired me to get out the blender more often – thank you =]

  • Laura Smith March 5, 2010, 11:58 pm

    alice in wonderland was pretty good actually!

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans March 6, 2010, 12:05 am

    Your husband looks so much like my younger brother it is frightening. I kept thinking “why is my brother on caitlin’s blog?”

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 9:07 am

      hahah thats so funny! you have a cute brother 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 6, 2010, 12:26 am

    i heard that hurt lock is a good movie…that’s what my dad said, and he teaches film, so i figured it must be OK! i so with that i could find an affordable road bike so i could go on some great rides too… 🙂

  • Jocelyn March 6, 2010, 1:00 am

    Looks like a fun movie night!

  • Rachel March 6, 2010, 1:47 am

    I’ve only heard awesome things about Alice in Wonderland and it’s definitely going to be amazing in 3D! I’m going to see it tomorrow and I can’t wait!!

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama March 6, 2010, 2:33 am

    Awwww I love having dinner with my dad! Looked like a fun night! =)

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 6, 2010, 3:21 am

    Wow you look SO much like your dad (in a good way, not in a middle aged man way lol!)
    Oooh LOVE wholewheat english muffins – they’re my new addiction!

  • christie, honoring health March 6, 2010, 6:10 am

    You look just like your dad. I have seen other pictures of him in the past but there is something about this one that you two look exactly alike.

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward March 6, 2010, 6:51 am

    Sounds like a fun night! I still can’t imagine riding a bike for that long. Now that you’re training more, about how long do you expect the 100 miles to take?

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 9:07 am

      ummm about 7 or 7.5 hours. UGH. that seems LONG.

  • MLT March 6, 2010, 7:24 am

    Wow, it’s crazy how much you and your dad look alike! You are identical. 😉

  • Sammie March 6, 2010, 7:26 am

    Hurt Locker was a great movie – I hope you guys enjoyed it. Seeing all your biking adventures makes me want to break out my road bike but it is still a little too chilly here in MA for me to hit the streets. Once it warms up a bit I am definitely going to make good use of that poor bike collecting dust on my back porch. I think I mentioned to you before that I did a century ride before my son was born. At the end I felt like I just accomplished something major – I bet you know exactly what I mean. You are an amazing athlete, you are going to do fabulous. Good luck with the remainder of your training.
    Have a great weekend!!!

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 9:08 am

      thank you so much for the vote of confidence!

  • Andrea (canyoustayfordinner.com) March 6, 2010, 8:19 am

    Aahh I’m glad you’re watching THe Hurt Locker! I thought it was a fantastic film. Actually, all this week I’ve created dinners inspired by films nominated for the Oscars, and last night I focused on the Hurt Locker. So I made a meal like one you might find in an Army Chow Hall. So fun and ridiculous that I had that great a time playing with themed food! Ha. Hope you enjoyed the show!

  • kwithme March 6, 2010, 8:23 am

    I had my first Green Monster yesterday too, it just looked so good on your site. My 8 and 4 year old liked it too. Thanks!

  • Heather March 6, 2010, 9:00 am

    I have heard mixed reviews about alice in wonderland but still really want to see it!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) March 6, 2010, 9:06 am

    you look just like your dad! But a hotter female version! Looks like you have the best family! BTW I’m still going to see Alice in Wonderland no matter what the reviews are..TIM BURTON can not be denied!

  • Krista March 6, 2010, 9:08 am

    When I see pictures of you with your Mom, I think you look just like her, but then I see your Dad and you look just like him, too!!!! Guess you got a great mix of both…;)

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 6, 2010, 11:12 am

    Looks like a blu-ray to me, not a DVD. =) Hope it was good!

    I have heard Alice in Wonderland isn’t that good, too. I don’t have a blu-ray player, so I’ll definitely be renting it on DVD when it comes out.

  • Tiffany March 6, 2010, 11:37 am

    Give Alice in Wonderland a chance! I thought it was uh.maz.ing!

    But, I guess I might be biased. <3 Alice in Wonderland and I've never been disappointed with the combo of Tim Burton + Johnny Depp =)

    Your dinner looked great!

  • Kristilyn (My 29th Year) March 6, 2010, 12:02 pm

    I’ve heard really good reviews for Alice in Wonderland – we’re going to see it on my birthday next weekend.

    Your Asian meal looks delicious!


  • Tiffany March 6, 2010, 12:15 pm

    Your dinner looks delish!

    Give Alice a chance if you have time! I thought it was uh.maz.ing. But I might be biased (I’ve never been the disappointed by the pair of Tim Burton & Johnny Depp + I love Alice in general)

  • Sarah March 6, 2010, 4:22 pm

    Made my first Green Monster today after reading the uber simply recipe on this post. It was delicious. I’m going to start adding these to my repertoire!!

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 4:44 pm

      im so glad you liked it!

  • keri March 6, 2010, 9:47 pm

    “watching” (while blogging)hurt locker right now!

  • Heather @ For The Health Of It! March 6, 2010, 11:33 pm

    That Asian tofu dish looks breath taking! yummy! ANd you can totally tell your’re your father’s offspring….hehehee. You look a lot alike. So nice to spend time with family!

    Heather @www.forthehealthofit01.wordpress.com

Healthy Tipping Point