This morning we went to Dynamic Health Center because they were having a football-themed “new patient” party with balloons and free food (oh – and the Husband is looking for a chiropractor to refer patients to.  Priorities, people.)!


Lookin’ good!


The owner of the clinic is actually a former Olympian – how cool is that?  He fenced for the American team in 1996 (the Atlanta Olympics).  I also liked the owner because he definitely has a holistic view of medicine.  I think we found a winner!


I’m going back on Thursday for a free adjustment.  And Lord knows my hips need some help after all the running that I’ve been doing lately.








And dessert was some lemon cake that I snagged at the football party. 🙂


I better jet because I’m driving to South Carolina (not as far away from Charlotte as it sounds) for my first Girls on the Run meeting!  I get to meet my 16 new friends, and we’re going to run a little bit, too!



  • Nicole - yuppie yogini September 14, 2010, 1:33 pm

    Good luck w/ GOTR! I’m sure they will like you.

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 14, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Fun party! Business is so hard 😛
    Have a great time at the GOTR thing!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 14, 2010, 1:47 pm

    Enjoy your GOTR meeting!

    I love those bars from Trader Joes. And that lemon cake looks pretty good too 🙂

  • Sami September 14, 2010, 1:49 pm

    handsome hubs! oh and your hand looks sooo tan in that picture? just lighting or are you secretly soaking up sun, constantly?! jealous 😉

    • Caitlin September 14, 2010, 4:59 pm

      I think I’m actually that tan from running outside!

  • Kristina @ spabettie September 14, 2010, 1:51 pm

    woo hoo, lookin good and networking! 🙂 that is one aspect I *LOVE* about biz management… and if one of you has any time (ha.) have you looked into chamber of commerce or neighborhood biz associations? fun stuff 🙂

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans September 14, 2010, 1:54 pm

    How cool! I was a fencer from the time I was 6 until I was 19!

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place September 14, 2010, 1:54 pm

    Oh, I just thought of another thing that has REALLY helped our business…join the chamber of commerce in your area! Being a member is a wonderful marketing tool, and has helped us a great deal.

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa September 14, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Hope you have an awesome meeting with the girls!

  • Amanda September 14, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Have fun with girls on the run, I’m sure it will be a blast

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) September 14, 2010, 1:57 pm

    oh, that cake sounds great! i’m glad you guys found someone you feel aligns with your vision too…awesome!

  • Rachael @ Mrs. Adventure September 14, 2010, 1:58 pm

    Hope you have a great time with girls on the run!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) September 14, 2010, 2:01 pm

    I’d love to hear Dr. Husband’s views on chiropractors. I have mixed feelings on them. Some I’ve heard work wonders, but I know people that have been seriously injured by chiropractors as well…

    • lisasfoods September 14, 2010, 2:07 pm

      I agree. While I’ve never been to see a chiropractor, I know that they’re quite controversial, and have always thought that I’d rather to go a massage therapist or acupuncturist instead, for certain issues anyway. Also curious about your (you and your husband’s) opinions.

      • Caitlin September 14, 2010, 3:09 pm

        This is HTP HUBBY….

        Chiropractors are extremely well trained/educated. However, like any profession, there are good ones and bad ones. One plumber might be good, the other bad. Nowadays, everything in this world has research for and against it. If there is a well regarded Chiropractor in your area then I would not hesitate to make an appointment as long as your condition indicates it. You are welcome to e-mail me directly if you have any further questions.

        Best of luck, HTP HUBBY

    • Sarah for Real September 14, 2010, 3:24 pm

      I’ve personally experienced a bad chiropractor (who I think actually dislocated some ribs) and a good one (who popped them back into place). The “bad” one I chose because he was close to my house. The good one was a referral from my doctor and she actually sees him as well.

      The biggest difference was that the good one had a long term view of my health. He wanted to figure out the cause of all my pain (one short leg), not just pop some things back into place so I’d be back with the same problems next month.

  • Tracey September 14, 2010, 2:03 pm

    I’ve been told that I should see a chiropractor to help with headaches as well as old sport injuries.

    I first started being told this 14 years ago and have yet to see one. I’m a chicken when it comes to pain and I’m afraid that the chiroprator will cause me pain:(

    • Allison K September 14, 2010, 5:06 pm

      I have been seeing a chiropractor for almost 10 years…since a car accident. I have yet to have a chiropractic adjustment be painful. I think (and this is my opinion from my experience) that if they are doing it correctly, it shouldn’t hurt at all.

  • Michele September 14, 2010, 2:04 pm

    Have a great time!!! Enjoy your new peeps! 😀

  • Kelly September 14, 2010, 2:11 pm

    Have a god time at your meeting. I’m always skeptical of chiropractors, I feel like there are a lot of horror stories out there.

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 14, 2010, 2:11 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try those bars from TJ’s. Have a safe drive!

  • Jaclyn September 14, 2010, 2:13 pm

    Have fun at your first meeting, I think it’s so cool that you are doing that, I would love to do something like that too!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) September 14, 2010, 2:14 pm

    Lunch looks delicious! Have a safe trip!

  • Alyssa September 14, 2010, 2:14 pm

    muahahaha! I love the name of those bars, corny but hilarious at the same time 🙂

  • yummiee cupcake September 14, 2010, 2:21 pm

    have fun with the girls on the run meeting!!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete September 14, 2010, 2:31 pm

    I’m so excited for your GOTRI meeting. They are going to absolutely love you! You are full of charisma and energy! You will need that to keep their attention and make running fun. 😉

    I’ve been trying to find some holistic clinics around here that accepts my insurance. No such luck! When will people realize that medication isn’t the cure all?! It only treats the symptoms!

  • Stacey September 14, 2010, 2:41 pm

    Ooooohhhh weeeeee! Doesn’t your hubby look swanky in that suit? Haha 😉 Have fun at GOTR!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it! Mmmmm lemon cake. I need a sugar fix…like…now. Or even yesterday 😀

  • Anne September 14, 2010, 2:42 pm

    Have fun with the GOTR girls!!! Such a great cause that you’re participating in 🙂

  • Laura September 14, 2010, 2:43 pm

    I may not be remembering this correctly, but I thought your father-in-law was going to offer chiropractic services at your husband’s clinic?

    • Caitlin September 14, 2010, 3:18 pm

      HT HUBBY again

      Yes he is. But only rare specialized cases. Dr Cushing’s main areas of focus are allergies, chronic fatigue, add/adhd and other complicated conditions which “fall between the medical cracks.” We need to be able to refer to a clinic which will take more “rehab” cases. We strongly believe in integrative medicine. It is important that doctors work together so our patients have access to all types of care.

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 14, 2010, 3:27 pm

    Patients? Pah. My priority would be the free food! 😉

    Good luck with the GOTR meeting. I’m sure they’re going to love you! 🙂

  • Sarah for Real September 14, 2010, 3:29 pm

    As long as “HT Hubby” is answering questions… does he have any experience or opinions on Naturopaths?

  • Kristy September 14, 2010, 3:36 pm

    I just registed with GOTR today since I finally signed up for my first half marathon 🙂 Good Luck! I’m sure it will be a blast. Hopefully I can volunteer here locally soon!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write September 14, 2010, 3:41 pm

    I think your approach is really good. My accunpuncture office never refers you anywhere, and that’s one of the things I don’t like about them. They did a “massage” on my back that left me practically crippled for two days. It’s really good your hubby is looking to partner with other docs. Way to go!

  • Katy September 14, 2010, 3:41 pm

    Drive further south and come to Charleston. 🙂

    You should at least come for the bridge run in the Spring.

  • emptynutjar September 14, 2010, 3:51 pm

    I think the HTP hubbby should do a day-in-the-life…see what he eats and does for a day..perhaps a once a month segment? 🙂

  • Chelsea at Striking Balance September 14, 2010, 4:04 pm

    Good luck at GOTR! You’ll do great- they will all love you as much asyour readers do!

  • Tina September 14, 2010, 4:06 pm

    I badly need an adjustment. My hips have been killing me from pregnancy. Stupid high deductible insurance won’t cover any of it though…and then the whole budget thing comes into play. Looks like I’ll have achy hips for another 4 months.

  • Little Bookworm September 14, 2010, 4:07 pm

    Hope you have a great time at the GOTR meeting! 🙂

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 14, 2010, 4:14 pm

    Lunch looked good!! But dessert looked even better 😀

  • Rachel September 14, 2010, 4:19 pm

    Looking forward to hearing how the adjustment goes later this week! I’ve never been to a chiropractor but have always wanted to try!

  • Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 14, 2010, 4:59 pm

    Have a good time at the GOTR meeting! Mmm the dessert looks tasty!:)

  • Ashley September 14, 2010, 5:09 pm

    Have you been to Healthy Home Market yet?? If not, you must must go there! It would be a great place to leave flyers for the huz’s business too. There is one on Independence, that seems really shady, but it’s such a cute local health food store [that I miss dearly!]. There is also another location on S. Blvd, which is a little nicer store. Just thought I would pass this along 🙂

  • christina cadden September 14, 2010, 5:36 pm

    Looks like it was a fun time!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 14, 2010, 5:37 pm

    I’ve always had good luck with chiropractors that were once athletes. Hopefully the adjustment works out for you!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) September 14, 2010, 5:38 pm

    Wow – what a great idea to draw in new patients – the party that is!

  • Caitlin September 14, 2010, 5:44 pm

    Oh your today sounds so much better than your yesterday! Whoohoo. Have fun at your meeting!

  • Camille September 14, 2010, 5:51 pm

    Have fun at your meeting!
    The cake looks delicious, by the way 🙂

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) September 14, 2010, 5:54 pm

    Haha, oh Trader Joe’s. It’s product names like “this strawberry walks into a bar” that make me such a happy grocery shopper! 🙂

  • Wei-Wei September 14, 2010, 6:43 pm

    Have fun at GOTR, and good luck! Don’t be too nervous. (The name of that TJ’s snack TOTALLY cracked me up!)

  • Jess @ atasteofconfidence September 14, 2010, 7:04 pm

    GOTR sounds like such a good organization! have fun:)

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous September 14, 2010, 7:25 pm

    Ohh what does a hip adjustment FEEL like? Sounds amazing. Where in SC are you going? I’m a Clemson alum and I miss it SO much!

    • Tracy September 14, 2010, 8:14 pm

      Ellen- I went to Clemson, too! Are you still in SC? I’m in Greenville.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 14, 2010, 7:27 pm

    Woohoo for SC! And that lemon cake looks AWESOME!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 14, 2010, 7:30 pm

    Bahaha, I totally laughed out loud at the name of those granola bars.

    Have fun at your GOTR meeting! 🙂

  • Laura (Starloz) September 14, 2010, 8:38 pm

    how exciting is it that your meeeting those lovely girls?

    that lemon cake looks delicious

  • Jolene ( September 14, 2010, 9:17 pm

    Beautiful salad!!

  • Melissa September 14, 2010, 10:42 pm

    I’ve been having a hip pain ever since I attempted running over a month ago. It is just on my left side right at the top of my bone–iliac crest I think. I read your blog the other day about recovering from your knee injury, but does running also cause you hip pains and how do you deal with that if so?

    • Caitlin September 15, 2010, 7:10 am

      There are SOOOO many things it could be:

      Your hips could just be tight or misaligned
      You could have a stress fracture
      You could have bursitis
      Your shoes could suck

      Plus loads of other things.

      So I caution you when I say that MY hip pain is usually just caused by misalignment and is self-corrected through yoga or an adjustment. go see a sports medicine doc!

    • Sana September 15, 2010, 8:12 pm

      Def go see a doctor and get MULTIPLE opinions. I had a spine fracture that was misdiagnosed. ( I have documented this on my blog)

      You want to make sure you are getting the right treatment.

  • Stacey September 14, 2010, 11:57 pm

    How do you like those strawberry bars? Do they taste like the Nutrigrain ones? I keep seeing them at TJ’s and thinking about getting them…

    • Caitlin September 15, 2010, 7:08 am

      They are OK. Nothing special. But neither are the Nutrigrain ones 🙂 Hehe

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