Reach for the Apple

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Fun to read about your timesheet woes!  Luckily, Jenna told me about a really cool computer program called Rescue Time that runs silently in the background of your computer and monitors where your spend your time.


I’ve only been using it for a few hours, but it seems pretty cool!


I got a TON of work done this evening.  I finished an entire freelance in a day (which might be a record for me) and got some other chores done, too.  Wahoo for productivity!


Let’s see… I grabbed lunch with my Dad.  We went to a Mexican restaurant (he likes Mexican, if you can’t tell).  I filled up on chips and salsa:


And then I got bean and cheese enchiladas with mole sauce.  They weren’t that huge, but they were rich and delicious.


After lunch, I coached at Girls on the Run.  Only 6 girls were there today because of the upcoming holiday, but every girl ran a 5K!!! And they did it SO fast, too.  It’s incredible how fast they’ve gotten.  I’m such a proud running mama.


Snack included some pumpkin loaf and a slice of bread, eaten as I stood in the kitchen and stared into space.


And dinner was fast and easy:


Hummus and bread, steamed spinach, and carrots:


I was mindlessly munching on some chocolate chips while writing, but I decided that I hadn’t really eaten enough fruit or veg for the day and decided to reach for an apple instead.


Sweet, cold, crunchy?  Hellz to the yes!


Bed is callin’ my name early tonight!



  • Heather November 23, 2010, 9:28 pm

    is that program free?
    Love how Jen’s site is on your chart haha!

    • Caitlin November 23, 2010, 9:29 pm

      Yes it is!

  • Nikki M November 23, 2010, 9:28 pm

    I was just thinking the same thing about not eating enough fruits (okay, not any) or veggies today. I keep reaching from the honey almond butter and eating it with a spoon….so yummy 🙂

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. November 23, 2010, 9:42 pm

    I don’t know if I want to know how I REALLY spend my time on the computer!

    • sarah k. @ the pajama chef November 23, 2010, 10:09 pm

      uh yeah, me neither. i think that could be depressing. [hello, facebook. and blogs.]

  • Mariana November 23, 2010, 9:46 pm

    I ate mole today too 🙂

  • Ashley November 23, 2010, 9:52 pm

    I have to keep a basket of apples right beside my desk so I’ll grab that instead of the chocolate. But sometimes I consider the extra reach for the chocolate as exercise 😉

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 23, 2010, 9:54 pm

    Mmm I love having crunchy apples as snacks, especially now when they are in season!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 23, 2010, 10:00 pm

    i <3 apples – I eat one a day!

    I wish I would have eaten that pumpkin loaf this afternoon – I forgot my afternoon snack, was famished all afternoon and by the time dinner came around, I scarfed it down and got really full!

  • Camille November 23, 2010, 10:07 pm

    That’s a really cool program! However, I don’t think I want to know how much time I spend on the internet… or where!

  • Nicole @ yuppie yogini November 23, 2010, 10:28 pm

    I don’t want evidence of my wasted time. Then I’d be responsible for doing something about it.

  • maria @ Chasing the Now November 23, 2010, 10:28 pm

    Might have to check out that program you talked about. I find myself wasting too much time online lately. But my solution has been to turn the computer all the way off.

  • Maren November 23, 2010, 10:33 pm

    hellz to the yes!! haha love it! I may have already told you, but I found out that there’s a girls on the run program in my city!!! I am soooo anxious for spring because I want to be involved SO BAD!!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous November 23, 2010, 10:35 pm

    I know I say this all the time, but I just LOVE how balanced you are with your eating. I totally aspire to be more like you 🙂

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) November 23, 2010, 10:52 pm

    What a cool program! I need to try it! 🙂

    Thank you for posting something about Girls on the Run. You just reminded me that I need to submit my volunteer application!

    • Caitlin November 24, 2010, 8:42 am

      YAY!!! Thanks for volunteering.

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 23, 2010, 10:55 pm

    I’m a little scared of Rescue Time! In grad school I had something similar to track my inbox – I think it was just called Xobni.

  • rebecca lustig November 23, 2010, 10:58 pm

    i hope you have the happiest and healthiest of thanksgiving! and congrats on the book deals!!!

    • Caitlin November 24, 2010, 8:31 am

      you too rebecca!!! thanks for everything 🙂

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid November 24, 2010, 12:02 am

    I don’t know if I should thank you or not. I just spent a good half an hour over on young house love. I totally understand your obsession and envy . . .

  • maya @ finding balance in tokyo November 24, 2010, 12:05 am

    wow.. that is a really useful program. I’d be a bit afraid to use it at work, though.. because while some days I’m really busy, others I have practically nothing to do.

  • kate November 24, 2010, 12:14 am

    I spend so much time on younghouselove!

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) November 24, 2010, 1:06 am

    I had a productive day as well–love it!

  • Bean November 24, 2010, 1:15 am

    I’ve been hooked on younghouselove, I check the site every day and browse many old posts. I just want to thank you for the link.

    I don’t think I want to know where my time spent on the internet. I won’t be happy for sure.

    • Caitlin November 24, 2010, 8:28 am

      Aren’t they great? Love that blog.

  • Ash November 24, 2010, 8:38 am

    OMG I don’t even want to think about how much time I spend on facebook and Twitter. Yikes!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 24, 2010, 8:49 am

    I’d be interested in seeing how I use my time, but I would hate to see how much time I actually spend on facebook 🙁

  • Alina (Duty Free Foodie) November 24, 2010, 10:14 am

    I’ve tried RescueTime and liked it. You know what else works well when you need a little kick in the pants to work instead of blog-read?

    Go here, now:

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie November 24, 2010, 11:10 am

    I’m so inspired by your involvement in the GOTR. I wanted to volunteer with them last spring but I got pregnant and couldn’t run very much….Maybe next year! I’ve gotta see how much time my baby takes:)

  • Kiran November 24, 2010, 11:58 am

    Thanks Jenna for the RescueTime 🙂

  • Amber K November 24, 2010, 12:52 pm

    What a neat program! I’ll have to tell my husband about it.

    Cool, crunchy apples are my love!

  • Sarah November 24, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Oooh, I’d heard of that program before, but decided that I ‘didn’t spend enough time on the computer to really justify signing up for it’. Yeah, right. I’m totally signing up for it now!

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