Girlfriend Getaway

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After a long travel day, I’ve arrived in Philadelphia to spend the weekend with my college friends!  Girlfriend getaway, whaaaaat!


In the airport, I drank half of this Odwalla bev before realizing the third ingredient was mango puree (which I’m allergic to).  So far, no ill effects – but I’ve really got to get better at reading ingredient lists! 🙁


So I ate an 18 Rabbits bar instead – I love these things.


Now, BFF Lauren is a baller (slash shot caller) and is being transferred to Singapore for THREE LONG YEARS to rule the (financial) world.  It’s sad but also very exciting for her, and I hope I get to visit her in Asia!  This weekend is our last hurrah with our other girlfriends.  We have quite the wild weekend planned.


Including… a swanky hotel in Center City.



Love this pic of Lauren!  Pretty much explains her entire personality – jumping like a little kid [in her work clothes] in a swanky hotel. 🙂


Lauren and I waited a bit for her boyfriend, Randy, and our friends to show, so we sat in the lobby and drank coffee and soda water.


And then everyone else arrived and we popped the bubbly!


“To Singapore!!!”


In other news…


Other BFF Sarah’s mom Mary Jo, cousin Kim, and Kim’s friend ran a doggie dash 5K!  Isn’t that cute?  I want to do one with James (not Maggie, her legs are too short)!

Annnnd the Husband’s marketing plan for his clinic is official in place.  Funny to see his face on recycling bins (strategically placed in front of a farmer’s market)!


We’re going to run this town tonight!


Have a great Friday.  🙂 🙂 🙂



  • Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth) August 20, 2010, 7:53 pm

    Haha, that must be so amusing seeing your husband’s face on random public objects. But I think the recycling bin / farmer’s market is very appropriate! Stick a discreet blog plug or Operation Beautiful note on it? 😉

  • Kristy @ August 20, 2010, 7:57 pm

    Oh, man! I can’t even imagine what I would do if I saw my husband’s face on a recycling bin as I was walking down the street! Ha! Too much!

    Ummm…that hotel looks amazing, by the way. Y’all are going to have a blast. Woop woop!

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 20, 2010, 8:00 pm

    Have a great time tonight! That hotel looks super sweet!

    So excited for your husband, great idea to have them near the farmers market!

    I have a friend who loves to run long distant races but her favorite is a 2 mile doggy dash, because she loves to run with her dog. I hope you get a chance to do one!

  • hippierunner August 20, 2010, 8:10 pm

    Aww, do you see the posters during runs through the neighborhood? If so, that is so awesome!

    • Caitlin August 21, 2010, 11:15 am

      hahah maybe at one point in marathon training i will! havent gotten that hard yet.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 20, 2010, 8:18 pm

    Have a blast! I can see you won’t have a problem with that with your company! Congrats on getting things together for the business!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) August 20, 2010, 8:19 pm

    So funny to see his face around town. Go on a walking tour and take pictures of him with them 🙂

    Enjoy Philly. I miss that place and will be visiting in a few weeks.

  • eri August 20, 2010, 8:23 pm

    wow…that hotel is NICE! super modern, my bf would love it!

    how funny to see your hubby on recycling bins! my bf is in a commercial they run before the previews in the movie theaters…that was pretty weird to see him on the big screen. hahaha.

  • Lea @ Healthy Coconut August 20, 2010, 8:23 pm

    I love girls weekend getaways, it so relaxing but at the same time, it’s crazy fun. I just had my girls weekend getaway last weekend in Vegas. I feel like the girls weekend are becoming less and far in between because we’re at that age when we start the next chapter of our lives i.e. weddings, babies and job relocation 🙁

    Have fun Caitlin!

  • Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) August 20, 2010, 8:40 pm

    the rap quotes in this post made me giggle…

    I hope you have fun tonight!

    The hubby’s ad looks fantastic! Congrats to you both!

  • Victoria August 20, 2010, 8:43 pm

    Have fun!! The husband’s ad looks really great!

  • Laura (spokesnoats) August 20, 2010, 8:52 pm

    That hotel looks amazing!! And what a great way to target “healthy lifestyler” demographic.

  • Ashley August 20, 2010, 8:53 pm

    Ahhh that ad is awesome! If only we still lived in Charlotte..I would definitely check out the clinic. Hope you have a fabulous weekend with your friends. You’ve earned it!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans August 20, 2010, 8:54 pm

    Looks like a fun weekend ahead!!

  • Lisa August 20, 2010, 9:01 pm

    Welcome to Philly! I hope you have a great girls weekend! I just had to comment to about your froyo dinner last night (I think…or Wed) bc that’s what I had tonight! Sometimes that’s all I want. I know not the most nutritious dinner but sure is one of the most yummy ones!

  • Camille August 20, 2010, 9:02 pm

    Have a great time! Don’t get in too much trouble 🙂

  • Nicole @ Making Good Choices August 20, 2010, 9:03 pm

    I’m going to Philly next weekend for my anniversary and you’re getting me excited!! I love your husband’s face on the recycle bin haha. Have fun!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life August 20, 2010, 9:15 pm

    The advertisements look great! Have an awesome weekend.

  • Shari August 20, 2010, 9:20 pm

    Hope you have a great time here in Philly … you should have BEAUTIFUL weather for your trip! 🙂

  • Stacey@ August 20, 2010, 9:20 pm

    Love those swanky light fixtures.

  • Vicky @ eat live spin August 20, 2010, 9:36 pm

    Maybe you could run the doggie dash carrying Maggie! Jk. I ran a doggie race with my dog except she is too fast and pulled me the whole way, and she wasn’t even tired at the end.

  • Sophie August 20, 2010, 9:45 pm

    Singapore is AMAZING. My family moved there when I was four (we’re originally from atlanta) and they’re still there. Growing up there was incredible. Tell your friend she’ll love it 🙂

    • Caitlin August 21, 2010, 11:17 am


  • Samantha August 20, 2010, 9:47 pm

    Singapore is a great place…to visit anyhow…haven’t lived there but its a common port call location for forward deployed boats. I think she’ll love it!

    Our base does a family/fido 5k every year…it’s so cute to see!

  • ashleigh August 20, 2010, 9:54 pm

    wow that place looks wicked nice! you guys are going to have so much fun!

    Look at your husband!! That is awesome!

  • Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life August 20, 2010, 10:08 pm

    You girls are definitely going to have a BLAST! Have a great time!! 🙂

  • Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul August 20, 2010, 10:23 pm

    Have so much fun in Philly! I have lived here for a year and there’s so much fun stuff to check out – not to mention the food. Oh the food…… Such a foodie town. Live it up!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 20, 2010, 10:23 pm

    That is so cool that his face is on the trash bins! Haha. The signs look very professional.

  • Angharad August 20, 2010, 10:24 pm

    Man, I love getting together with my best girlfriends from university. It’s always such a blast and I always leave wondering why we don’t all live together in the same place still!

  • Sarah for Real August 20, 2010, 10:33 pm

    FUN! I’m so jealous!

    That ad is pretty sweet too, congrats!

  • Laurie August 20, 2010, 11:10 pm

    Husband on recycling can cracks me up….Have a great weekend

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats August 20, 2010, 11:38 pm

    yay for hubster and recycling!

    have fun this weekend 🙂 i know you will after our tastebud tour in chicago haha

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) August 20, 2010, 11:51 pm

    have fun with your girlfriends caitlin!!!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 20, 2010, 11:53 pm

    Super jealous! Have fun with the girls!

    Doggie runs = just another reason why I’d love to get a dog!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 21, 2010, 12:03 am

    How crazy that is to see that on a trash can! Must be so cool! Congrats again to the hub!

    Have so much fun!

  • Amber K August 21, 2010, 12:13 am

    Have an awesome girl’s getaway!

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 21, 2010, 12:25 am

    I LOVE girlfriend getaways. Looks like a lot of fun! 🙂

  • SheFit August 21, 2010, 12:47 am

    Oh no! I’m so glad you caught that mango ingredient before you drank the whole thing!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 21, 2010, 1:13 am

    Nice ad for your husband! How exciting 🙂 Have fun this weekend!

  • Stacey @ The Habit of Healthy August 21, 2010, 2:47 am

    Wahoo, have fun in Philly! Your life is like a whirlwind of activity, does it ever stop?! I don’t know how you do it.

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) August 21, 2010, 3:03 am

    3yrs in Singapore..that’s mental! I could never do that :s i wish her all the best!

  • Wei-Wei August 21, 2010, 3:23 am

    HAHAHAHA. “My husband’s face is on a recycling bin!” It’d be really awesome to see you run a 5k with James (or train Maggie?!) I’m sorry your friend is leaving, though. She’ll have fun in Singapore and DEFINITELY come to Asia and visit! 😀

  • indra August 21, 2010, 3:32 am

    Hi Caitlin! 🙂

    I’m indra from singapore and i cant help but welcome Lauren to singapore and im really glad that we have talents like her coming to contribute her assets to our economy! 🙂 feel free to email me or ask me anything about singapore if u need to yes? 🙂 always willing to share my experiences with those who want to learn about them! 🙂

    btw, i like reading ur blog, i think it’s not only interesting, but also a good source of inspiration! keep it up yes? 🙂

    • Caitlin August 21, 2010, 11:18 am

      aw you are so sweet! i’m sure lauren will appreciate the welcome. 🙂

  • KMattrn August 21, 2010, 7:27 am

    Woo hoo! Now you’re in my neck o’ the woods! Can’t wait to read about your exploits in a city I’m familiar with:)
    Have a great time!

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet August 21, 2010, 7:28 am

    Can’t wait to hear all about your weekend in Philly. Have fun!!

  • whitney August 21, 2010, 7:36 am

    the hotel looks so cool! I have never stayed in a nice nice hotel like that.

    Awesome about your husband

  • Niki (Running in Pink) August 21, 2010, 7:38 am

    I hope you have an amazing weekend with your girlfriends!

    How exciting to start seeing some advertising for your husband’s clinic, too! I hope things start getting up and running soon, but I know how new businesses can take a while to jump start. Good luck!!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 21, 2010, 8:18 am

    That hotel is gorgeous!! Girlfriend getaways are so fun. ENJOY! 😀

  • Amanda August 21, 2010, 8:30 am

    Hope you’re having fun here in Philly!! Let me know if you need any fun recommendations!

  • Lauren August 21, 2010, 8:47 am

    Wow, you and hubby are becoming celebrities!!! We are going to start seeing your faces everywhere! 🙂

  • C August 21, 2010, 9:00 am

    Have fun in Philly!!! I live just outside of the city and love it. I love your blog and your message. Good luck to your husband. 🙂

  • elizabeth August 21, 2010, 9:34 am

    Hi. I have a question for anyone who knows google. Did I read the comments correctly in an older post, that you can receive email from other accounts to your gmail account? If so, how do I learn how to set this option on my my gmail account?

    I have watched Kath’s videos on gmail which are great. Are there any other suggestions of where to learn how to make the most of gmail and google calendar? I am not very strong in my computer knowledge, but desperately need to figure out ways to keep my 3 kids’ schedules, my schedule and my husband’s, as well as my very long “to do: list organized.


    • Caitlin August 21, 2010, 11:18 am

      you can forward mail! i think it’s in the setting tab.

      i don’t know of any other resources but just play around with the labs – there are great things in there. also i think google gmail has a blog?

  • Stacey August 21, 2010, 9:43 am

    OMG! Your husbands clinic is RIGHT next to the house that I nanny for! They live on lombardy circle, and everyday I walk the dog past the clinic, that’s so cool 😀
    Have fun in Philly! Live it up

  • scargosun August 21, 2010, 9:55 am

    Have a fabulous time here in Philly! I love my city! Can’t wait to hear about where you guys went!

  • Shutupandrun August 21, 2010, 9:57 am

    These kind of getaways with the girls who know you the best are incredible. Looks like a blast.

  • Anne August 21, 2010, 10:30 am

    Have a fun weekend in Philly!

  • Jillian August 21, 2010, 11:05 am

    That hotel looks GORGEOUS! I need a weekend getaway!

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 21, 2010, 11:21 am

    What a great hotel you girls are staying at….beautiful! Have a fun weekend!

  • Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 21, 2010, 2:27 pm

    Love the picture of you jumping on the bed! Have fun! 🙂

  • Kelly (the Running Phoodie) August 21, 2010, 5:00 pm

    Ooh can you tell me what hotel that is?

    • Caitlin August 21, 2010, 7:44 pm

      le meridien!

  • Lisa August 21, 2010, 9:31 pm

    What a fancy looking hotel!!

  • Kate @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Journey August 21, 2010, 11:22 pm

    What a fabulous hotel! Love that you guys are having a girls weekend! And how fab about your BFF’s job! Enjoy the weekend!!

  • Cati @ crave and create August 22, 2010, 11:16 pm

    LOL, you’d have to carry Maggie on the doggie dash!

  • Amanda (modernation) August 23, 2010, 10:01 pm

    Aren’t you obsessed with 18 Rabbits bars? I love them. The Cheeky Cherry Chocolate are my fave.

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