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Friday Night is Bowling Night!


The Husband, Harry, my sister-in-law Sophie, and I went bowling tonight.  It was fun but I stopped after two rounds because it was irritating my neck.


(They don’t even look related, do they?)


I drank 1/2 a beer and then decided that dehydrating myself with alcohol 36 hours before my Olympic Triathlon was a bad idea.  So I gave my beer to the Husband.  :)  I stuck with water instead and happily declared myself the driver!


Before bowling, we had dinner.  We needed something quick and easy so we made tortellini pasta with artichokes and broccoli.


And earlier, I snacked on chips while watching the most epic show ever, Sixteen and Pregnant.


As well as melon:


And an Oh She Glows bar.  Did you know Angela is coming to visit me in two weekends? I’m so excited to have her and her husband Eric stay with us!  It’s so funny how I feel like I know her, but I’ve never met her.  Oh, blogging. 🙂


Time for bed!  It’s past my bedtime.  🙂


What’s your bedtime?   Mine is normally 10:30 to 11:00 PM.



  • Emily Eats and Exercises March 13, 2010, 12:05 am

    Actually, I think they look really similar! Just very different coloring of course.
    Probably a good choice about the beer tonight – I can’t wait to hear about the triathlon. I’m so excited for you. You’re going to be great!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 13, 2010, 12:06 am

    What!??! They look nothing alike!! Before I read the caption above the photo–I thought to myself ‘who is that?’ I think it’s the hair color diffie.

    I’m so jealous you are going to have a glowing gal in your house….especially if/when she restocks your globar stash 🙂

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 13, 2010, 12:09 am

    For me it is between nine and ten pm, depending on when I have to get up the next day. I don’t have to be up at eight tomorrow, so I’ll probably go to bed at ten. Only 9:10 here!

    But technically I don’t actually fall asleep until about an hour or so after I go to bed, because I like to read and unwind before falling asleep.

    Good luck on your triathlon, I can’t believe it is here already!

  • Babycakes March 13, 2010, 12:09 am

    I’m in grad school so my bedtime is usually some time between 12 and 1am. NOT GOOD. One year left and hopefully I’ll get back on a healthier sleep schedule…It’s funny, this is actually the first picture of Sophie where I do see a resemblance with the Huz! They are both very good looking people 🙂

  • Penny March 13, 2010, 12:19 am

    1. Your pasta looks yummy!
    2. Sophie is beautiful!!!
    3. Your bedtime is early!!! I’m such a night owl. I go to sleep anywhere from midnight to 1:30. Although, I have been trying to get to bed earlier.

  • Jenny March 13, 2010, 12:24 am

    Check out those guns lady!

    My bedtime is usually around eleven…but I’m just getting off of work and have that after-work energy surge… I’ll probably fall asleep around two, hopefully… not the best nights of sleep but what can ya do?:)

  • Annie March 13, 2010, 12:28 am

    I love bowling! Sorry to hear your neck started bugging you.
    I’ve become such a night owl and I’m trying to work on it…kinda sorta. 😉

  • Leah @ L4L March 13, 2010, 12:35 am

    My bodies bed time is 9pm. But I’m usually in bed before 10 even though I always want to be in bed by 9. And when I work in the evenings, it’s more like 10:30 bed time. YUCK. Our alarm goes off at 4:45 and it is NOT cool.

  • Mastering Public Health March 13, 2010, 12:35 am

    Sadly, my bedtime is 12:30-2:30 a.m. … I can’t stop myself. I’m about to go to sleep NOW and consider it an “early” night!
    Also, I wanted to share with you this article I just found:
    Could this mean we’re finally on the brink of something? Perhaps this would be a good discussion topic on HTP. 🙂

    • Caitlin March 13, 2010, 9:10 am

      oh man – how awesome!!! real women look different than one set standard!

  • Jess March 13, 2010, 12:38 am

    At least three days a week I need to be awake by 5:00-5:30am, which KILLS me if I don’t get enough sleep. So those nights I try to be in bed by 9pm so I can get 7-8 hours. Otherwise, I am somewhere between 10:30pm and midnight.. depending on where I need to be the next day. Total night owl!

    Yum pasta! I don’t know how you manage to keep your serving sizes down. I’m a total glutton when it comes to carbs. 😀

    Unrelated question (I was going to email you but this is easier) – how have you found doing ‘two a days’ during triathlon training? Would you recommend it for the average person? During the working week I struggle to work out more than two or three times (including a karate class) so I am considering ramping it up like that on the weekends to improve or at least maintain my strength and cardio levels. I want to train for a 5km and 10km race within the next five months.

    • Caitlin March 13, 2010, 9:13 am

      it’s fun to do! i think working out two or three times is pretty good for a 40-hour a week worker 🙂 you can always make it up the other days of your 5K or 10K training on the weekend. it’s not really necessary to work out more than 4 or 5 days for that distance (i did a marathon with 4 days of running). check out hal hidgon’s plans – they are good and you can modify them to eliminate some of the “rest and strength” days if you need to.

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete March 13, 2010, 12:39 am

    I love that show! I’m obsessed with it, but I can only watch it when I get to the states. I can’t watch it online when I get to germany. It sucks!!

  • angelaLV March 13, 2010, 12:39 am

    aww, that is so awesome that Angela is visiting! I’ll be looking forward to that, via blog.

    Yeah, your husband and the sis looks nothing alike!

  • Jocelyn March 13, 2010, 12:39 am

    I am the worst bowler!! i think I scored a 48 or something last time I played…I blame it on the ball : ) haha

  • Susan - Nurse on the Run March 13, 2010, 12:45 am

    They don’t look related at all! That’s crazy.

    I usually go to bed between 1-2:30…I work evening shift so it happens! I wish I went to bed closer to one, but sometimes I just get caught up.

  • Julie March 13, 2010, 12:58 am

    It’s hard because I usually don’t get home from work until 1am, so I don’t go to bed until almost 2am. The good thing is I usually sleep in til 9:30am. I love my leisurely mornings! I do feel like I’m wasting my morning snoozing sometimes, but my job is so great that mostly I don’t mind being a bum in the mornings.

  • Jolene ( March 13, 2010, 1:20 am

    I totally thought you two had met!! You are going to have so much fun!!

    I usually go to bed around 11:00 … later on weekends though.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 13, 2010, 1:24 am

    that’s so funny, they don’t look related at all! my sister and i don’t really look like sisters a lot of the time, but i think that’s kind of fun b/c we’re so unique 🙂 my bedtime is usually 1030 to 11 as well…any later and i get cranky 🙂

  • Jenn (from March 13, 2010, 1:29 am

    Love tortellini! Haven’t had any in awhile though. 🙂

    I don’t have a specific bedtime. We’re night owls by nature.


  • Jalita March 13, 2010, 1:43 am

    Mine varies. It’s a terrible bedtime, though. Anywhere between midnight to 2 or 3 am.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 13, 2010, 2:07 am

    I think they have the same nose.

    …and stop teasing us with all the Glo Bar pics, will ya? JK : )

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 13, 2010, 3:31 am

    My bedtime is between 11.30-12.15 – too late! I’m always so tired lol!!
    I think the husband has the same nose as his sister..but other than that, they look so different!
    Glad you had fun 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 13, 2010, 3:35 am

    I am a 10.30pm gal 🙂 But I like to get up early too!
    Good luck for your race 🙂

  • Danni March 13, 2010, 5:08 am

    okay this is super random but i was looking at your twitter and i saw that you wrote something about farrahs mom. did you know she was actually arrested for assaulting her daughter?

    • Caitlin March 13, 2010, 9:13 am

      no way!!!!!!!!!! she seemed like a nutter.

  • Ada March 13, 2010, 6:32 am

    I guess you could look a drinking before a race dehydrating, but you could also look at it as carbo-loading haha;)

    • Caitlin March 13, 2010, 9:14 am

      stop enabling me! LOL

  • Julie March 13, 2010, 7:10 am

    16 and pregnant IS epic. I love it. This season is not as good as last, but still good to watch. I could’ve never ever had a kid at 16, and these girls show they shouldn’t have either!! How do they not know about condoms or the pill?? UGH! I always talk about it to my little 16 year old cousin to make sure she gets the message – sex is bad!!! lol

    My bed time is between 10-10:30. I need 7-8 hours of sleep.

    • Caitlin March 13, 2010, 9:14 am

      hahah sex is good, babies are bad.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 13, 2010, 7:38 am

    I usually head to bed around 10:30ish, but probably don’t fall asleep until at least an hour later

  • Erica March 13, 2010, 7:42 am

    Dinner looks so yummy! I love artichokes in pretty much anything 🙂 Good luck with the Tri. My bedtime varies. I try to get to bed by 10 (because I’m usually up at 4:30 AM during the week)…but sometimes I don’t make it in until 11 or 11:30

  • Andrea ( March 13, 2010, 8:09 am

    Looks like such a fun night! The husband and his sis don’t necessarily look alike but they are both very good looking! And I am going to be later and later. I try to aim for 10:30 but it’s more like midnight. Have a wonderful Saturday!

  • Nicole March 13, 2010, 8:20 am

    My bedtime is usually around 9:30-10 during the week. On Fridays I feel like I go to bed even earlier! (I’m so tired on Fridays) The BF picks on me for going to bed so early. I have to fight to stay awake past 10 on the weekends so he begs me to take naps on Saturday afternoons so I can hang out on Saturday nights!
    (wow I just re-read that and that makes me sound super lame and really old…ha! whatever I’ll get over it)
    PS Bowling Rocks!

  • Abby March 13, 2010, 8:33 am

    I go to bed between 10-10:30, but I wish it was earlier. I love sleep!!

  • Matt March 13, 2010, 8:38 am

    I normally go to bed around 10:00 during the week.

  • sarah (the SHU box) March 13, 2010, 8:39 am

    i get up at 5, so i go to bed usually somewhere btw 9-10. weekends more like up at 7, bed at 10-11 (later if out somewhere . . but not by much!) i have embraced the fact that i am an old lady 🙂

  • Whitney @ March 13, 2010, 8:40 am

    This week, it’s been about 9:30 because I’ve been feeling under the weather. Usually it’s around 10:30-11:00. And I love 16 and Pregnant!!!!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 13, 2010, 8:50 am

    I haven’t been bowling in YEARS. Your SIL is stunning!

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) March 13, 2010, 8:53 am

    I watched 16 and pregnant last night, too! haha
    It IS epic!!

    During the week I go to bed between 10-10:30, it’s a little later on the weekend. I TRY to get my 8-hours in!!


  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) March 13, 2010, 8:55 am

    10:30 is my typical bed-time too…although lately I’ve been zonking out by 9:30/10:00. I swear I’m turning into an old lady before my time. 😉

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 13, 2010, 9:02 am

    Aww I can imagine you and Angela will have some fun times!! It’s SO crazy how you can feel like you know someone so well even though you’ve never met them. Blogging is awesome like that!

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini March 13, 2010, 9:30 am

    Like you I go to bed between 10.30 and 11 and then I always read for a little while in bed. Because my alarm is set for 5.59 (I don’t know why it isn’t just 6am, it just isn’t!) I really need to start going to bed earlier. Every Sunday I tell myself that this is the week I start going to bed at 10 and then every week…. life gets in the way!

  • Juli March 13, 2010, 9:33 am

    Can’t wait to hear about the Olympic triathlon!

    I try to go to sleep by 10 since I have to be at work by around 6:45 am- I’m all about those 8 hours of zzzz.

  • Juli March 13, 2010, 9:36 am

    TOTALLY forgot to mention a) 16 and pregnant is an EPIC show. Have you ever seen “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant”? That show is INSANE.

  • Katie March 13, 2010, 10:29 am

    I usually go to bed around 11pm.I lived in central time zone all my life until 2 years ago when I moved to VA; when I was there I went to bed earlier cause I always felt like when the late news came on, it was time for bed. Here its an hour later. How sad that tv dictates my bedtime…

  • Lee March 13, 2010, 11:47 am

    I like bowling. I also like 16 and Pregnant, but I think I liked Teen Mom better.

    I usually go to sleep around 11:30.

  • alli March 13, 2010, 12:23 pm

    the more you show pictures of them together, the more they are starting to look alike!
    i get sucked into watching 16 & pregnant. i’ve only seen one episode where the teen and her bf placed their daughter for adoption. having infertility problems and looked into adoption myself, i thought that was very responsible of them. not to say that the others’ choice to raise their babies isn’t a good choice, i just held more respect for the ones that gave their baby a better life. 🙂
    bedtime? i like to be in bed between 8-8:30 so i’m asleep by 9. i get up at 5 and like my sleep! a few nights ago i was in bed at 7:45. some days it just feels so great! friday nights are about the same time if i’m doing a long run on sat. otherwise fri & sat nights are closer to midnight 🙂 ya gotta enjoy as much of the weekend as possible!

  • Carolyn March 13, 2010, 12:27 pm

    Man, I wish I could try Glo bars. I just can’t quite stomach the shipping fee that’s almost as much as the bars. 🙁

  • MareBare March 13, 2010, 1:05 pm

    haha sixteen and pregnant- its so hard not to watch!!!

  • Grace March 13, 2010, 1:40 pm

    I always feel bad for the parents of the pregnant teens, they end up taking the brunt of the burden- babysitting while the moms go out and party! It’s ludicrous but hard to look away. After raising one child they end up having to help raise their child’s child as well. Hopefully these girls will learn something from the process and eventually become responsible moms!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) March 13, 2010, 7:03 pm

    The look at half that canteloupe just made me realize I bought two honeydews and that would make a perfect dessert.

    My bed time is between 11 and 12 so I get a good night’s rest.

  • Rachel March 13, 2010, 7:18 pm

    I am such an old lady! I like to go to bed between 9:30 and 10pm seven days of the week. I do get up between 4:30 and 6:30am though… so I do feel a bit justified 🙂

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2010, 7:20 pm

    yayyyyyy cant wait!!

  • Susan March 14, 2010, 11:33 am

    I love 16 and Pregnant! Wait? I have commented about this before? Probably 😛

    I usually aim to be in bed by 9:30, but my lights don’t actually go out until 10-10:30. I’m usually up at 5:30 everyday to work out before work. I do it so I have my evenings free, but it still makes my evening short because of my early bedtime!

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