One of Those Days

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It was a gorgeous Sunday, but it was also one of those days.  Know what I mean?


It started off quite well.  I slept in and recovered from my trail race quite nicely.  My muscles feel great; however, the ankle I rolled around Mile 4 is giving me trouble!  I’m bikeable and walkable, but probably not runable.  Maybe tomorrow?


Breakfast was delicious, too!


I had banana oatmeal:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 banana
  • Toppings: strawberries, cinnamon, peanuts, brown sugar


I got my work on, and then made lunch.


Lunch was really, really delicious and something new!


I boiled 1/4 cup of quinoa and then added the cooked grain to a wok with boiled carrots, raw spinach, mushrooms, garlic, peanuts, and olive oil.   Once the veggies were soft, I plated it and topped it with a hard boiled egg.




I worked some more (I seriously worked and wrote all day!) and then decided it was time for a snack.  I was craving a Cherry Chocolate Bomb (1 cup almond milk, 1/2 a banana, 15 frozen cherries, Nesquik, and 2 cups raw spinach).  Unfortunately, while making the smoothie, I stuck my hand into the blender (why, I don’t know), and sliced open my finger.


Epic fail.


But I still finished the smoothie:


And ate a Clif Bar (this is my favorite flavor!):


And then I wrote SOME MORE!  I was having major writer’s block and getting super frustrated.  The Husband suggested we take the dogs to the park, and I practically leapt out of the chair.


He also suggested we bring wine, which was pretty awesome.


I had two glasses.


Maggie and James had fun, too.


Unfortunately, on the way home, we realized we had a flat tire.  Ugh!!! One thing after another today.  We had to break a dollar to get quarters for the machine, so I had a lollipop and supervised the Husband.


I hope it’s not flat-flat and just low on air!


Thankfully, dinner was stellar.  :)  Just a wholesome plate of roasted veggies (sweet potato, yellow potato, asparagus, carrots) and baked beans.


Whew!  Here’s to hoping tomorrow goes a little more smoothly.  Did you have a nice day?  I sure hope so!  🙂



  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 4, 2010, 10:11 pm

    today was definitely a great day…church and then celebrating easter with family and friends! doesn’t get much better than that. i hope the rest of your night and entire week goes incredibly smoothly!

  • Katherine April 4, 2010, 10:12 pm

    with weather like this, who can complain? I love all your eats. It makes me want to get eggs tomorrow; I’ve been out too long!
    PS: tomorrow is a new day- nice and smooth!
    PPS: just think, in two days, tomorrow will just be a yesterday; enjoy the time you have

  • Sana April 4, 2010, 10:12 pm

    Tomm will be MUCH better! Good luck with ankle and the article!

  • Jenny April 4, 2010, 10:12 pm

    Today was kind of an uphill one for me, too! a little wine never hurts anything, though;)

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) April 4, 2010, 10:13 pm

    Today was lovely – relaxing and warm! I got to sleep in, pump some iron, and made granola bars!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 4, 2010, 10:15 pm

    Ouch! Was the blender running at the time?

    • caitlin April 5, 2010, 11:02 am

      YESSS i was sooo stupid.

  • Lex @ sweettoothlex April 4, 2010, 10:15 pm

    Oh wow, I just noticed you updated your pic on the sidebar – I.LOVE.IT!!!!

    Mmm that Quinoa dish looks amazing – it is so versatile!

    Take care of that ankle!

  • Julie @ Wearing Mascara April 4, 2010, 10:17 pm

    I hear ya about “one of those days.” That was me too 🙂 I hate car issues – so frustrating! I hope tomorrow is better. Have a great night!

  • Britt @ Runnerbelle April 4, 2010, 10:18 pm

    Good day of eats! The weather in New England has been rockin’, so it was hard NOT to have a great day. Just sad tomorrow is Monday….. I could use another day off.

  • Matt April 4, 2010, 10:19 pm

    Ah just one of those days… We all have em. Just gotta keep on keepin on!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 4, 2010, 10:20 pm

    Today has definitely been one of those days. I am in SERIOUS senioritis mode right now and have zero desire to do anything productive. Instead I’m just baking, cooking and eating everything in sight. I can’t quit yet though ahhhhh!!

    Sorry about your boo boo. No more injuries, K???

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 4, 2010, 10:20 pm

    Ate a bit more than usual, but all in all it was a pretty good day. I love Easter!

  • Michele April 4, 2010, 10:28 pm

    Looks good! Do you use canned baked beans?

    Hope your finger heals!

    • caitlin April 5, 2010, 10:58 am

      yup – bush’s vegetarian!

  • Midgetkeeper April 4, 2010, 10:37 pm

    I’m sorry about your day, I know tomorrow will be better for you 🙂

    My Day was great, just lots of quality time with my little family.

  • Amanda April 4, 2010, 10:58 pm

    Oh no! Flat tires suck! I had one a few weeks ago : (

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 4, 2010, 11:08 pm

    Hopefully tomorrow is better – it is a new day. 🙂

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) April 4, 2010, 11:09 pm

    I hope that your ankle is 100% healed tomorrow..magically!! I hope it’s better for Tuesday. 🙁 If not you’ll have to join us for a trail run as soon as it’s better!!

  • John April 4, 2010, 11:18 pm

    I’ve had those days and they suck! Hopefully the ankle isn’t serious.

  • Ariffa April 4, 2010, 11:20 pm

    ouchh! I hope your ankle [and finger!] are better tomorrow

  • katherine April 4, 2010, 11:28 pm

    Um, I completely love that you took wine to the dog park. Might have to do that tomorrow 😉

  • Christie April 4, 2010, 11:35 pm

    Ouch about the finger! Hope it feels better soon.

    My day was aggravating too. Husband and I went out to run errands and every place we needed to go was either closed, closing, or didn’t have what I needed. We also got lost in Atlanta and dealt with a bunch of rude drivers. Oh well… At least the weather was nice while we spent the day driving around 🙂

  • Samantha April 4, 2010, 11:40 pm

    Your new picture in the flower of pink fields is wonderful!

    Hoping the evening and tomorrow bring you a better day and slices or blocks. 😉

    I DID have a good day. Some health problems are hopefully on their way to being worked out, and a big issue on my heart and mind gave way to closure today while I was running an 11 miler pushing my 4 year old in the jogger.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 5, 2010, 1:09 am

    Today was Monday for me haha but it was definitely one of THOSE days — my last day in New Zealand but mostly spent in the car driving up to Auckland to be here for an early morning flight home tomorrow. The weekend was glorious, though, and I’m psyched to be returning home after two months away. 😀

  • Run Sarah April 5, 2010, 1:24 am

    Tomorrow will be better! Hope your finger gets better soon, ouch, and your ankle heals as well. Love the idea of dog park + wine – too much fun!

  • Diana April 5, 2010, 2:28 am

    It happens, today will be better Caitlin. 🙂

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 5, 2010, 3:12 am

    Awh I’m sorry you had a crummy day!
    I had a good day – I saw a 3 legged deer and made a good soup! Til the evening, when I had major panic attacks about my revision lol! I’m hoping today will be better…

  • Kelly April 5, 2010, 7:03 am

    Sorry yesterday was blah, but I love your Boston shirt and your wine drinking at the park!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) April 5, 2010, 7:27 am

    Oh girl…sorry you had “one of those days!” Hate those, but at least everything piles into one day, getting out of the way so that the rest of the week can be awesome. :mrgreen: (that’s how I try to look at it anyways)

    I hope your ankle is feeling better soon!

  • Courtney April 5, 2010, 7:33 am

    Hey Caitlin,
    About your post on photo shop: My boyfriend went to Germany a few years ago and I was flipping through a magazine he had from there. I couldn’t help but to notice that their model’s did not look like our models in the US. They actually had wrinkles :0. If you want I can scan some of the pictures and email them to you? There is even an H&M add that did not photoshop the model. I thought it was really interesting after your post.

  • Stephanie April 5, 2010, 7:50 am

    Glad you had success with the hard boiled egg 😛 Looks like you had some beautiful weather and fun at the park – and who can turn down a glass of wine (not me!)

  • Jes (Self Motivation) April 5, 2010, 7:55 am

    I hope your ankle feels better soon. Sorry about the tire too. At least the pups had fun in the park. And wine in the park is a brilliant idea. (o:

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 5, 2010, 7:55 am

    I spent my easter with a 350lb woman in respiratory failure sedated on the vent with 4 drips, and a pleasantly confused 89 year old with line sepsis! happy easter lol.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 5, 2010, 8:04 am

    Ouch!! Hope you’re fingers ok! Wine in the park sounds good to me 🙂

  • Jessica April 5, 2010, 8:25 am

    Hope your ankle heals quickly! Smart move bringing the wine 😉 The quinoa dish looks great, I’ve not thought to ‘stir fry’ it!

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 5, 2010, 9:09 am

    Yesterday was a pretty good day. Sunday School, church, Easter egg hunt, Spring cleaning, Easter dinner with the family and a beautiful day!!

  • Kelly April 5, 2010, 9:39 am

    Sorry you had “one of those days”. I spent all weekend with family mine and the bf’s so it was very nice.

  • Danielle April 5, 2010, 10:55 am

    What kind of baked beans do you use?

    • caitlin April 5, 2010, 10:57 am

      bush’s vegetarian!

      • Danielle April 6, 2010, 6:21 pm

        Thanks! Btw – just saw your tweet, I was going to call you out on the cut finger but decided to keep my mouth shut! LOL

  • Amanda April 5, 2010, 11:27 am

    Have you tried the white chocolate macadamia Luna bars?

    • caitlin April 5, 2010, 11:28 am

      nope. are they good?

      • Amanda April 5, 2010, 11:29 am

        I like them quite a bit, but “Nuts Over Chocolate” is my favorite Luna bar flavor.

  • Lisa April 5, 2010, 12:36 pm

    Ouch!! Hope your finger is ok!

  • cara April 5, 2010, 12:58 pm

    I hope today gets better!!

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble April 5, 2010, 3:19 pm

    I made roasted veggies for dinner last night too! I mixed up some sweet potatoes, eggplant and asparagus with some evoo and rosemary from the garden. Delish!

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