May 2010

When In Doubt, Add Spinach

After my 60 mile bike ride, I spent the rest of the afternoon working on a freelance article.   I was very pleased when an e-mail from the Glam Newlywed broke my concentration – she has an almost-new pair of cycling shoes in my size that she isn’t using and wants to donate to CaitlinHTP!  Yaaaay!  [...]


The 80 Mile Ride That Wasn’t

Did someone say they were going to ride 80 miles this morning? Because what I meant to type was 60 miles.  Yes, “just” 60.   (Side note:  Century training, like marathon training, really warps your perspective on what is a 'normal’ ride.)   Oh, friends!  I guess my 80 miler just wasn’t meant to be!  Remember [...]


Oldies But Goodies

On Saturday, I posted this picture and said,”Guess where we are going on Sunday?” If you guessed The Players Championship, you were right!  That famous hole is called the Island Green, and all around it the grounds slope up like a stadium.  It makes for a very fun golf tourny!    We’ve gone to TPC [...]


Running in Hot Weather

As a native Floridian, I am very accustomed to running in hot, hot weather.  The temperatures in the summer easy top 95 degrees, and we have to deal with sticky wet humidity, too. One of the questions I get asked the most often is: “How do you stand to run in the heat?”  Since summer [...]


A 5K and a Back Flip

My exercise for today included a 2.0 mile walk with the puppies and the Husband, as well as a lovely 5K run along the intracoastal waterway. This trail is actually one of my favorite paths in the entire world.  I love looking at the water, running through the sawgrass forest, and checking out the lovely [...]



It’s been quite a busy day.  I think I need a nap! So far, we’ve spent the day sunbathing, swimming, eating, and strolling on the beach.  The Husband said he’s having a perfect birthday!   The pool was a little chilly when the Husband initially jumped in…   So Maggie and I just laid on [...]


My Turn

It is my turn to be Chauffeur For A Day.  As you might remember, the Husband and I play “chauffeur” for each others’ birthdays.  That means the other person dictates the whole schedule for the day.  It’s a fun way to make the other person feel special on their birthday!   The Husband’s birthday breakfast [...]



Someone’s birthday is tomorrow! I met my Husband when he was 19 years old, and tomorrow, he turns 26!   We had a wonderful homecooked Indian meal.  But first, my mother-in-law and I did a bunch of gift shopping (we’re so last minute) and grocery shopping.   While we shopped, I had a Mojo bar [...]


Off Road, Off Leash

The Husband and I decided to take James and Benny (my mother-in-law’s dog) on a trail walk.  James, as he’s on the Puppy Bed to 5K program, was more than ready to tackle the hills, but Benny is decidingly less trained! We walked 2.5 miles in total, and the dogs had an absolute blast!  James [...]


A Zoo

It’s like a zoo at my mother-in-laws! With the Husband, me, and the two dogs jammed in a full-size bed, I got the worst night’s sleep!  But that’s nothing a little coffee can’t cure, right? I was especially excited for coffee today because my in-laws had coconut milk creamer, which I’ve been on the lookout [...]


Trail Runner at Heart

I love a lot of sports, but I think I’m a trail runner at heart. I love the feeling of exploring a forest, the crunch of leaves under my feet, the smell of trees and bushes and dirt… I love trails!   I got to explore a new trail today in Palm Coast, Florida.  The [...]


Social Media

Yesterday, I had a major craving for a donut.  Lo and behold, at the conference I attended this morning, there was a breakfast spread featuring chocolate-covered donuts. I had a sneaking suspicion that an entire donut would make my blood sugar go nuts, so I had half of one and some fruit.  It was perfectly [...]


Warm Apple Pie

A comforting breakfast before a busy day: This baked oatmeal recipe recalls the flavors and textures of warm apple pie, but it’s much healthier! Warm Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal   Ingredients:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 apple (I used Gala), chopped 2 tablespoons whole wheat pancake mix Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, and [...]


Hot Tea, Hot Yoga

Meghann bought the same 40-day pass for Hot Yoga that I recently purchased, so she joined me tonight for a sweaty sesh!  But first, we stopped at my favorite vegetarian cafe, Dandelion CommuiTea, for some hot tea. We both got the Detox Tea, which had peppermint and other yummy herbs. Hot yoga was, as usual, [...]