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Rainy Saturdays = a day of work on the couch.  With wine.  And dachshund.


Good times.  🙂


So, truly – I have not moved from the couch in 5 hours.  I forgot how tired long runs make me!  I would’ve napped but I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately and NEED to get back on a normal schedule TONIGHT. 


I did tons of work for a special blog effort that starts on Monday.  During Change the Way You See, Not the Way You Look week, I encourage all bloggers + readers to think and write about body image issues.


If you’re a blogger, write a new blog post about whatever subject specifically appeals to you (finding a happy weight? getting fit? learning to love your body? and other ideas here), copy and paste the “Change the Way You See” logo into the blog post (like a photo, as I did above), and then press publish and email me the link (   I’ll link to it on Healthy Tipping Point and OB so new readers can read your perspective and find your blog!  If you don’t have a blog but want to participate, you can join the discussion by writing a post and e-mailing it to me.  I’ll put it on a special section of the Operation Beautiful site and credit it to YOU!


Lots of munching going on today, too!  My appetite was revved from my workout.


Grape Nuts + rice milk:


That octopus is Maggie’s first toy!  Yes, my little doggie is so delicate with her toys that she’s had the same one for FOUR years.




And salt and vinegar chips.  The best flavor in the entire world.


Dinner was courtesy of the Husband.  He slaved away in the kitchen as I typed!


Apparently, this is a mix of Hoisin sauce, veggie burger, kidney beans, carrots, onions, and Brussel sprouts.  Served on whole wheat pasta!


My goal for tomorrow:


  • Sleep at least 8 hours.
  • Wake up at 6 AM.
  • Meditate.  🙂
  • Work!


What are you doing tomorrow?



  • Camille July 31, 2010, 9:26 pm

    I’m running a 15k tomorrow morning and then going to see “In the Heights” in the evening!

  • Alyssa July 31, 2010, 9:27 pm

    I don’t have a blog, so I can’t do it, but I can’t WAIT to read all of the blog posts about it! Next week is going to be so exciting!!!!! :0

    • Caitlin July 31, 2010, 9:56 pm

      readers can participate! check out the post again!

      • Alyssa July 31, 2010, 10:01 pm

        oh yeah, missed that part 🙂 I definitely will!

  • Hillary July 31, 2010, 9:44 pm

    This is great – I’m excited to participate!

    My 10-miler left me with 1 voracious appetite today, as well! & I’m struggling to keep my eyes open – need sleep for my 30+ mile bike ride in the am…

  • Marie July 31, 2010, 9:50 pm

    I’m going to run at least a 3-miler and do lots of homework! I might participate… I’ve been thinking about things to write about today… hmm. I’d stuff my face after 10 miles, I know that much! 🙂

  • Evan Thomas July 31, 2010, 9:51 pm

    I can’t wait to rest tomorrow(and by rest, I predict grocery shopping and ice cream). Have a great night!

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews July 31, 2010, 9:53 pm

    That’s how I’m spending my saturday night too with my dachshund!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) July 31, 2010, 9:59 pm

    That was my day minus the rain and wine. Lots of work and cute dogs 🙂

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing July 31, 2010, 10:01 pm

    Church and a swim!

  • Katie @ peacebeme July 31, 2010, 10:01 pm

    I haven’t blogged in awhile but I am totally going to do this this week! I even love the title “Change the way you see, Not the way you look”. It speaks so much with just that one phrase. I wrote it on a post it and operation-beautiful’ed” myself on my mirror (can we make that a word 😉 ). Love your blog Caitlin!

    Tomorrow I am going to church, going to swim my laps when the pool opens at 10am, and do a lot of studying for the PCAT so I can get into Pharmacy school! Most of all, I am going to enjoy this beautiful Colorado summer!

    • Caitlin August 1, 2010, 9:06 am

      I can’t wait to read your post 🙂

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 31, 2010, 10:07 pm

    Ooohh, this blog thing is very exciting!! I will definitely be including it in my morning post 😀

    Tomorrow I am going out with both my grandparents for their birthday. Family is always a bit stressful but it should be a nice time.

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) July 31, 2010, 10:08 pm

    I am so excited to participate in the “change the way you see, not the way you look” week – I have so many thoughts swimming around in my head about body image and the like, and can’t wait to just TYPE!

  • Erin July 31, 2010, 10:27 pm

    Sundays always start with church and brunch, then… who knows? Maybe a museum with friends or a movie if it rains.

  • tanyasDaily ProductViews July 31, 2010, 10:28 pm

    good weekly post idea

  • Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life July 31, 2010, 10:33 pm

    That’s a brilliant idea of having a mass blog effort. Will defintiely participate!! Can’t wait to read what others have to write.

    Tomorrows agenda looks like sleep, eat, relax, church, relax,…eat! Just taking it easy!

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) July 31, 2010, 10:52 pm

    My long run wiped me out today as well!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 31, 2010, 10:56 pm

    I can’t wait for the mass blogging effort! I’m definitely going to try to participate. Your dinner looks delicious!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete July 31, 2010, 11:01 pm

    I will def participate in the mass blog effort. I will be working on that tomorrow!

    Long runs wipe me out — I normally get done running, then shower, eat and then take a 2-3 hour nap. And then I still try to get to bed early that night. Have a good day tomorrow!

  • Laurie July 31, 2010, 11:04 pm

    I like your blog “challenge” for lack of a better word, I’m going to write something.
    I am thinking about your dinner…was it good? Interesting combo of foods…
    I think you are beautiful, just had to put that out there, your main picture on the blog is stunning; and I’m not trying to be creepy, it’s just always nice to hear compliments (we are so used to hearing the negative feedback)

    • Caitlin August 1, 2010, 9:08 am

      It is always nice to hear complements 🙂 Thank you!

      I was surprised the dinner was so good. When the husband put it in front of me I was like, “Ehhh this is not going to work.” But it did!

  • ashley July 31, 2010, 11:06 pm

    Do you plan on running the day after your long runs or takin them as rest days, what do you feel is more beneficial?

    Congrats on your long run!

    • Caitlin August 1, 2010, 9:08 am

      rest, rest, rest. rest is sooo important when it comes to training. its just as important as the long run days. i might go to yoga and skip out on a lot of the leg-heavy poses, though. we shall see!

  • jassy July 31, 2010, 11:11 pm

    today (sunday here already ) I’m going to buy some groceries, go to the church, do some work for monday 🙂

    enjoy your sunday!!! 🙂

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 31, 2010, 11:27 pm

    Yay! Can’t wait to read everyone’s posts!! I will definitely be participating. 🙂

    Tomorrow I’m taking a rest day, going to the farmer’s market and cooking lots of goodies. Woohoo!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life July 31, 2010, 11:28 pm

    I’m excited about participating in the “change the way you see, not the way you look” posts. Tomorrow I’m going to have a nice leisurely day visiting family, and fit in a slow, easy run. It’s going to be a good day.

  • Heather (heather's dish) July 31, 2010, 11:58 pm

    i can’t wait to write my post for this! it’s going to be such a fantastic effort on everyone’s part 🙂

    get some rest girl!

  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine August 1, 2010, 12:14 am

    The shape of that pasta is so cool! 😀

    I definitely want to write about body image on my blog and probably will! Looking forward to it.

  • Sarah for Real August 1, 2010, 12:25 am

    That’s a really challenging subject. I’d love to participate but I want to make a good contribution if I do. It would probably be a good exercise to write something on that topic.

    Tomorrow I have plans to clean clean clean! I got bit by the suzy homemaker bug for some reason and want to clean and organize everything, sew a dress and bake mountains of bread. Probably will just do the cleaning part tomorrow.

  • emily August 1, 2010, 1:22 am

    I can’t believe Maggie has had a toy for that long, my doxie once ate an entire iguana! Bones and everything…it was pretty disturbing 🙂

  • Susan August 1, 2010, 1:26 am

    I did a half iron distance tri today and I’m hoping to get up for yoga tomorrow and then sit on my butt for the rest of the day!

    • Caitlin August 1, 2010, 9:11 am

      congrats on your tri!!

      • Susan August 2, 2010, 1:14 am

        Thanks! I’ve done two shorter tri’s and two marathons and this was the toughest thing I’ve done, both physically and mentally.

        Congrats on the book and the Today Show! I’m gonna DVR it!

  • Wei-Wei August 1, 2010, 1:58 am

    Hmm, I’m keeping this page open to remind myself to write a post tonight! I think this is a great blogging “challenge”. Get your rest after your hardcore run today! Good job 😀


  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 1, 2010, 2:24 am

    By tmorrow I assume you mean today..I’m about to go for a 12mile run!!! Yikes :p Haven’t run this far since March…I’m going to pretend to be a ninja (as per your suggestion a while back!!) if I get bored 😀

  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales August 1, 2010, 3:47 am

    Wow, what a good topic to write about. I would love to give it a go but it definitely requires some thought!

    Looks like you had a nice lazy day and I’m glad that I’m not the only one with rain!!

  • Kendel @ Eating Abroad August 1, 2010, 5:37 am

    Looks like a great no-stress day. Cuddling up with an adorable dog also helps.

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run August 1, 2010, 8:12 am

    Sounds like a great project!

    I’m heading out for yoga shortly and then going to spend a bit of my day reading. Hope you had better luck sleeping last night, I know how frustrating that is. I’ve been having a tough time as well.

  • Jessica August 1, 2010, 8:26 am

    Thank you Cat….
    I have been in rest for three months now and it never felt better just to take a break…so I thought I should buy me a YOGA dvd….and i have done that twice this weekend….I AM SORE…..

    guess what your book comes out soon…

    keep running. 🙂

    • Caitlin August 1, 2010, 9:13 am

      ooo yoga dvds are great. which did you get?

      • Jessica August 1, 2010, 6:20 pm

        Garmin for beginners….its kicking my booty

  • Niki (Running in Pink) August 1, 2010, 8:35 am

    I’m excited to read what other blogger and readers write! I’m spending my Sunday currently enjoying breakfast, exercising, and working around the house and on some paperwork for my job that I really should finish before my maternity leave.

  • Marina August 1, 2010, 8:50 am

    Today, I’ll be getting ready for my trip, and spending a lot of time with my mom. I won’t be seeing her for 6 weeks, so I better spend as much quality time as I can. Enjoy your relaxing day!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 1, 2010, 9:00 am

    I hope I can think of something to write about because I really want to contribute! I’m excited to read what everyone else posts too!

  • Ellen @FirednFabulous August 1, 2010, 1:05 pm

    Love that topic! I definitely need to “change the way I see.” I’ll def be blogging about this! 🙂

  • Jennifer August 1, 2010, 3:15 pm

    what a great way to spend a rainy saturday. hope you got your 8 hours of sleep.

  • Gabriella Roselli August 1, 2010, 4:42 pm

    excited to have submitted my post! can’t wait to read everyone else’s.

  • Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone August 1, 2010, 5:25 pm

    I just picked up Hoisin sauce recently and was debating what receipe vs just see what comes to be while cooking. The combo from your dinner looks great. I’ll be trying that next time we have brussel sprouts.

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