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Have I mentioned yet that I am a very, very nervous flyer?


Today’s flight was HORRIBLE.   There was about 45 minutes of intense turbulence, and the woman next to me threw up over 10 different times.  I thought I was going to lose my mind at some points in the flight.  My hand hurts from gripping the seat!


I did have in-flight Internet (love Airtran!) and two great magazines to keep me company.


Oprah has an interesting article about factory farming, and Cooking Light had an entire section on fun ways to cook tofu.  Score!


The Husband picked me up from the airport and had a copy of New Moon waiting for me.  Thank you, wonderful Husband!  We’re going to watch it now. 


Earlier, we watched some basketball:


And I drank a Green Monster.  I missed GMs while I was away so much!


My GM contained:


  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1/2 a banana


It tasted SO good!


Dinner was veggie-packed, too.  I think my body was craving nutrients after this weekend of fun!


I made a two-egg, cheese, and 1/2 a sweet potato wrap.  Plus, loads of hot sauce sprinkled in.


And steamed Brussel sprouts.  I do love Brussel sprouts roasted with maple syrup and pepper, but I also love them plain.  They are so flavorful naturally.


Tomorrow is the beginning of CENTURY TRAINING!  I have to get ready to bike 100 miles through hilly Napa Valley by May 23.  I am very excited to spend loads of time in the saddle.  I don’t have an official training plan yet, so if you have any suggestions, please speak up!


I plan to ride 3 days a week and continue to cross-train with running and swimming.  I loved the total-body effect of triathlon training!


Have a wonderful night…



  • mal March 21, 2010, 8:08 pm

    brussels are the bomb!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 21, 2010, 8:09 pm

    i love brussels with salt & pepper…just a little bit of seasoning is perfect! i’m glad you made it through the flight ok…i love flying 🙂

  • Kelly March 21, 2010, 8:10 pm

    Hooray for New Moon, have you seen the Eclipse trailer yet? I can’t wait until June 30!

    • Caitlin March 21, 2010, 8:11 pm

      yes!!!!!!!! it was epic.

  • Evan Thomas March 21, 2010, 8:10 pm

    I’m the most relaxed flyer. In fact, one of my favorite parts of vacation is often the journey. Something about sitting back with nothign you can or should do and watching movies–albeit old–is AMAZING

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 21, 2010, 8:10 pm

    I secretly LOVE turbulence…especially when the plan drops in altitude and you are suspended for a split split second. I think I might be the only one in the whole wide world….

  • Kelly March 21, 2010, 8:10 pm

    Yay for century training starting up! I am going to be biking more too so I’m looking forward to seeing what you are doing. I think 3 times a week sounds good.

    I can’t believe the lady next to you threw up 10 times. I would throw up watching someone do that! Yikes! Glad that flight is over!

  • Jenny March 21, 2010, 8:11 pm

    Nice couch! We have the same one! haha… Enjoy New Moon in all its steamy goodness:) I watched it last night!

    • Caitlin March 22, 2010, 9:37 am

      hehe i stole the couch from my in-laws!

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion March 21, 2010, 8:11 pm

    OMG the poor lady next to you. I can’t imagine being that sick on a plane, that is awful! I think I am going to have to pick up that Cooking Light. I used to have a subscription, but I don’t anymore. I think I forgot to pay the bill, oops!!!

    PS. Love Maggie in the background of your Green Monster picture! SO CUTE!

    PPS I heart you!

    • Caitlin March 21, 2010, 8:12 pm

      wieners rule!

  • Kat March 21, 2010, 8:14 pm

    Hi Caitlin,

    I found your blog a few weeks ago and am really enjoying it! Thank you for allowing yourself indulgences every once in a while and speaking up about how it is okay… I read too many blogs where the author eats one bite of a cookie or nothing but salads.

    Cheers to beer (in moderation of course!)

    • Caitlin March 22, 2010, 9:37 am

      three cheers for beer 🙂 i’m glad you’re enjoying the blog.

  • Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me March 21, 2010, 8:18 pm

    ugh that sounds terrible! I am a nervous flyer too so I can’t even imagine traveling alone on a turbulent flight. The puking woman wouldn’t help either!

  • Katie March 21, 2010, 8:24 pm

    Oh gosh, I cannot imagine sitting next to someone puking on an airplane. So sorry (for you and for her!).

    I’ve already gotten that issue of CL in a magazine but haven’t read it yet. Looking forward to reading about tofu!

  • Tracy March 21, 2010, 9:01 pm

    Do I spy a Pitt shirt on the huz? Downed by Xavier again 🙁

    • Caitlin March 22, 2010, 9:38 am

      It was TERRRRRRRRRRRRRIBLE. Go pitt!!!

  • Tracy March 21, 2010, 9:02 pm

    Do I spy a Pitt shirt on the huz? Ugh, downed by Xavier AGAIN 🙁

  • Samanrha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 21, 2010, 9:09 pm

    I read twilight and hated it so I never read any of the other books or seen the movies. I heard new moon was better though.

  • Amanda March 21, 2010, 9:10 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about your biking! Thats something that I really want to get in to. I bought a mountain bike about 6 or 8 months ago, and now I’m desperately wishing I had bought a road bike instead. I don’t even know where to begin though. I couldn’t so much as fix my chain if it came off. I’ve got some serious learnin’ to do.

  • Amanda March 21, 2010, 9:10 pm

    What a sweet hubby! I look forward to seeing New Moon, I liked the books : )

  • Laurie March 21, 2010, 9:11 pm

    I just made my first green monster today after reading about them for so long…I understand what all the rave is about now! 🙂

  • Gabriela March 21, 2010, 9:14 pm

    I´m sorry about your flight, Caitlin…
    I really hate turbulences, too. Ewww.
    But looks like you managed to have a great time back home with your hubby!
    He´s so sweet!
    Amazing wrap, by the way! Eggs+Cheese+Sweet Potato?
    Hahahaha 😉
    Have a terffic week, girl!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  • Heather @ The Single Dish March 21, 2010, 9:15 pm

    Great to meet you this weekend! So fun you had a crazy night dancing! We stayed at Max’s for another drink- it ended up getting really rowdy and packed. Such a fun weekend!

  • Babycakes March 21, 2010, 9:17 pm

    First of all, your husband rocks. How sweet of him to have New Moon waiting!
    Second, I HATE flying. It’s my #1 fear in life 🙁 Sorry you had such a crappy flight, but I’m glad you had two great magazines to keep you somewhat distracted from all the craziness.
    Third, I’m obsessed with brussels lately!
    Fourth, welcome home 🙂

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 21, 2010, 9:17 pm

    I can’t believe you were next to someone throwing up on the plane.. that is awful!!

  • Abby March 21, 2010, 9:22 pm

    Did you guys watch the Pitt game?! It was a sad loss!

    And I’m a really nervous flyer too! I’d rather drive–it’s a control thing, I think!

  • Megan @ Eat.Scrap.Run March 21, 2010, 9:30 pm

    I have only had one bad flight with turbulence like that, and my husband and I were starting to feel sick at the same time. He reached over and stole the barf bag out of my seat pocket since his didn’t have one! Ah, true love.

  • Katherine March 21, 2010, 9:34 pm

    I love all these wraps people are coming up with (banana, avocado, sweet potato, etc!) I haven’t thought to put egg in there! major good protein boost idea. what do you look for when buying a wrap?

    • Caitlin March 22, 2010, 9:41 am

      the Latortilla Factory Soft Wrap is a great brand. I just make sure there are no trans fat and not too many calories (not because I’m concerned about the calories, but because I’d rather use my calories on more nutrient-dense foods like the filling). Those have 100 calories in it.

  • Emily March 21, 2010, 9:44 pm

    Ugh. My worst flying fear is that someone sitting next to me will throw up. I get so terribly nauseous if someone else throws up near me. Glad you survived!

    Also, I like seeing pictures of your house. Have you ever done a tour on the blog?

    • Caitlin March 22, 2010, 9:42 am

      I thought about doing it but it kind of made the Husband uncomfortable to show off our house.

      I can tell you we live in a two bedroom apartment. One bedroom is used as my office. We have a nice kitchen and a big living room with high ceilings! And there’s a lovely patio. I’ll miss this place 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 21, 2010, 9:46 pm

    Hey! Just wanted to say that it was so nice to meet you in person this weekend! And, your panel was definitely my favorite (and the most informative). Sorry about the turbulence 🙁 But doesn’t it feel so good to be home?!? Gotta love a sweet reunion with pooches and hubs 🙂

    • Caitlin March 22, 2010, 9:42 am

      it was so nice to meet you too!

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear March 21, 2010, 9:48 pm

    Seriously, the lady threw up multiple times!???? Obviously she wasn’t feeling well. Love the wrap! How was New Moon? I want to read the book before watching the movie, but it’s a long book…. Have a great night!

  • Caitlin@TheTwentyFifthYear March 21, 2010, 9:55 pm

    Ughh..turbulence is DEF not epic. Could have been worse – you could have been between TWO ralphers. Or you could have been sick yourself!! 🙁

    PS your couch looks soooo comfy.

  • John March 21, 2010, 9:57 pm

    Sorry about the flight. The only thing that bothers me about flying is the length(usually on my way to Cali) and the lack of space.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 21, 2010, 10:04 pm

    Good luck with your training!!
    And isn’t that so sweet of your hubbie?! You are one lucky girl to have someone like that! There aren’t many out there…
    The sweet potato/egg/cheese combo sounds awesome!
    Sorry about the flight – that sounds rough 🙁 But you made it through!

  • sarah March 21, 2010, 10:05 pm

    oh my! i am not a nervous flyer but i have a phobia of someone being airsick on or near me. i am glad you made it home with you sanity intact!

  • Matt March 21, 2010, 10:13 pm

    AWESOME dinner combo! I am totally recreating that sometime this week!

  • Leah March 21, 2010, 10:15 pm

    Im a super nervous flyer too. Ive only been on two plane trips in my life, which doesnt help the situation at all.
    I freak myself out wondering how the plane stays in the air. Thats not something you need to be thinking about while you’re up there!

  • Ashlei March 21, 2010, 10:16 pm

    I’m such a nervous flyer too….I have to sit there an concentrate on something else during take off and landings or I imagine the plane crashing, not taking off, exploding….TMI? haha…Ok, yeah I’m a little paranoid. Luckily there haven’t been any plane crashes going on lately! Anyways… I like your choice of flight reads!

  • Ashley March 21, 2010, 10:31 pm

    I’d be throwing up like that as well. Don’t hate!

    Jk 😉

  • Ellen March 21, 2010, 10:47 pm

    Never thought to put sweet potatoes in my breakfast wraps–HELLO! Great idea…simple and yummy.


  • caronae March 21, 2010, 11:24 pm

    Oh no, sorry about the flight! I get nervous too, and I would NOT have survived sitting next to the puker. Glad you’re home safe and sound. Have a great week!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) March 21, 2010, 11:25 pm

    Eeeeeeeek turbulence and a puking lady beside you!! Sounds like a very awful flight. Good thing it is OVER!!!!!!

  • Ariffa March 21, 2010, 11:33 pm

    I watched New Moon last night and LOVED it, i felt a little geeky, and your wrap is so creative it looks and sounds nyummmy

  • Emily Eats and Exercises March 21, 2010, 11:56 pm

    Oh I hate flying! I’m actually not nervous about crashing, but I’m nervous about getting sick! I’ve totally been that puking woman and there is NOTHING worse. At least when you get car sick you can pull over or open the window.
    Sorry you had to go through that – welcome home.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 22, 2010, 12:01 am

    Personally, I love flying. Because I know that there is nothing I need to do at that moment. I can just completely relax knowing that even if I am needed somewhere, there is just no way. It feels like hiding. =)

  • *Andrea* March 22, 2010, 12:06 am

    look at the hubby’s guns. owow 😉

    i HATE turbulence! it makes me so nervous.. which is why i try and sleep as much as possible on planes with tylenol pm haha.

  • Heather @ Alis Grave Nil March 22, 2010, 12:13 am

    I’m a nervous flyer too. How do you get over that fear?

    • Caitlin March 22, 2010, 9:43 am

      I don’t… I just get on the plane and pray to God I don’t die. I usually have a beer or two as well but obviously wasn’t feeling it yesterday after a crazy night. 🙂

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) March 22, 2010, 12:56 am

    Yum! I’ve been madly craving veggies lately. Definitely not getting my fill recently.

  • Marina March 22, 2010, 1:01 am

    I have never traveled by plane, and this sounds terrifying!
    I’m glad that the evening with your husband was nice and comforting after such flight!

  • Jenn (www.j3nn.net) March 22, 2010, 1:52 am

    That wrap looks delicious!

    We bought New Moon this weekend too. LOVE 😀


  • Kelly (Local Foodie Fight) March 22, 2010, 2:54 am

    Definitely was following your tweets earlier regarding the not so pleasant flying experience :/ yikes!! wouldnt take you for a nervous flyer!

    I don’t know what I would do if my neighbor was hurling in a bag next to me. BLECH. 🙁

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 22, 2010, 3:53 am

    Oh my days, you poor thing with that flight!! I get scared with 5mins of turbulence, so credit to you for coping! I bet it was good to come home to the husband after all that!!

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini March 22, 2010, 5:00 am

    I’m not particularly scared of flying or turbulence…but I am that woman who is sick 10 times. I hope you (and she) are recovered ! 🙂

  • jen trinque March 22, 2010, 6:00 am

    Yay for Century Training! It’s so fun to watch you set and achieve goals!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) March 22, 2010, 7:16 am

    Sorry about the rough flight! I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be able to handle that…I have such a weak stomach (aka, I would have been that woman sitting next to you 😉 )

    Yummy green monster! Those are so refreshing sometimes. 😀

  • Helen March 22, 2010, 8:06 am

    ewwww that is gross about the woman next to you. I would have so lost my mind! I hope you are ok now.

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly March 22, 2010, 8:43 am

    Sorry you had a rough flight!!

  • Sammi March 22, 2010, 9:00 am

    That sucks about the flight! Turbulence can be annoying 🙁 I’ve never had someone throw up next to me on a flight. It used to be ME throwing up on flights all the time though! (thank god for my air sick armbands!)
    I’m glad that you’re back home!
    That wrap looks amazing! My favorite things all in one!

  • Jessica March 22, 2010, 9:07 am

    I’m a very nervous flyer as well, but haven’t experienced someone vomiting beside me! UG. I’ve seen about 5 blogs with eggs so far this morning, and even though I’ve just had breakfast, I want eggs! 🙂

  • Andrea (canyoustayfordinner.com) March 22, 2010, 9:11 am

    Aahhhh so nice to be home after a trip! I’m glad you got there safe and sound despite a terrible flight! Have a wonderful Monday. Can’t wait to see more of your training for the Metric Century!

  • Nicole, RD March 22, 2010, 9:38 am

    So cute that your hubby had New Moon for you! I want to see it this weekend, that’s my goal! I’ve heard great things 🙂 Fit Bloggin’ looked wonderful and congrats to you on being on the blog to book panel – how wonderful! You’re an inspiration! And good luck in training!!

    P.S. I think I used to have that coffee table! Is it from Target? 😉

    • Caitlin March 22, 2010, 9:44 am

      haha yes! it’s a good table!

  • Robyn March 22, 2010, 9:47 am

    Roasting brussel sprouts is great too, love tham!

  • cara March 22, 2010, 11:20 am

    i dont think I would have survived the flight with the puking next to me. ahh.

    i am nervous at the airport but fine in the plane. haha. it is weird.

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething March 22, 2010, 12:44 pm

    what a sweet hubby for getting the movie!
    i think i would have died with the turbulance and the lady throwing up-i may have thrown up too!
    good luck with your century training….i can’t wait i am getting a new bike soon 😉

  • Kacy March 22, 2010, 3:46 pm

    I missed GMs so much too while I was gone. Can’t wait to get them back in my life.

    So sorry about the puker. That is the absolute worst!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat March 22, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m a very nervous flyer too, I would’ve lost my mind for sure. Glad you made it back and that’s over now 🙂

  • Susan March 22, 2010, 5:32 pm

    Sweet potato and eggs sound like a wonderful wrap combo! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for the century training. I’d like to do a metric century later in the summer – not even in a race, I just want to bike 100km 🙂

  • Tiffany March 22, 2010, 5:46 pm

    your wrap looks AMAZING. I can’t wait to try and recreate it at home!

    I LOVE flying, but the BF is a nervous flyer like you. We balance each other out.

    Which version of New Moon do you have? My BF accompanied me my midnight journey to buy several versions, but I don’t know which one to keep!

  • Britt @ Runnerbelle March 22, 2010, 9:01 pm

    I absolutely HATE flying, love to travel but hate the whole getting there. I don’t do well at all during take off and turbulence….. oh and turning, especially in small planes. I just keep reminding myself that there are THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of flights every day…. it kinda helps.

  • Jalita March 22, 2010, 11:52 pm

    Oh god, I would have hated that flight! I am a huge emetophobe AND germaphobe so I would have probably died on that flight or asked to be moved somewhere else. Sorry you had to go through that!

  • whitney March 23, 2010, 6:04 pm

    what kind of wrapss do you use?

    • Caitlin March 23, 2010, 7:18 pm

      la tortilla soft wrap

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