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I am trapped at the clinic, stinking up the place.


I normally dress much more professionally when I moonlight as the Husband’s secretary, but I had to run over from Girls on the Run coaching / date with my Dad.  However, this is a good opportunity to explain to patients that my Husband plans to donate 10% of his first year’s profits to GOTR!  Yes, it’s true.  :) 


By the way (shameless plug), if you’re in Charlotte and want to try acupuncture, the Hus is running a special where your first appointment is freeeee (he knows you’ll want to come back).  E-mail me for more info (!


Anywho – coaching was great.  Counting laps with silly bands was an excellent idea, and the girls all finished the 5K.  We had some feet-draggers, but some sprinters, too. The lead girl finished in 38:00 or so (and, I’ll confess, we rounded down on measuring out laps because the girls tend to cut corners, so it’s more like 3.6 if she ran the whole thing).


We all ate big chocolate chip cookie to celebrate our practice 5K.  Yum!  They also got to break through a streamer finish line and won plastic rings.


After coaching, I headed over the Dad’s RV.


We sat out on his little patio and I ate a PB sandwich.


Since I’m trapped at the clinic and craving vegetables, I ran next door and got a salad to supplement my PB sandwich.


It looks little but it sure packed a punch!


In the mix:


  • Napa cabbage
  • Apples
  • Pecans
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Feta


Mmm.  Will probably munch on a few pieces of buttahed toast or something when I get back to the house, too.


And last, but not least – I will weigh in with my final thoughts on the Sleeping Nekkid post.  Thanks to your comments, I now realize it’s pretty weird that I don’t think allowing my two dogs to sleep in bed with me is gross, but I do think it’s gross to re-wear a shirt two nights in a row.  That being said, I’m going to cut down on our laundry load by re-wearing nightgowns.  But never (never!) shall I go commando.  I’m still concerned about the 1 out of 1,000,000 chance that my house will catch on fire.


Oh – AND: VOTE for Operation Beautiful to win the Amway Positivity Project!  If we win, I’ll donate the ENTIRE $10,000 PRIZE to Girls on the Run International.  No registration required to vote – just a little click! 



  • Kate November 9, 2010, 7:09 pm


  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat November 9, 2010, 7:23 pm

    Wow, that must have been so much fun seeing the girls complete their first 5K! I wish I lived in Charlotte so I could take advantage of the husband’s acupuncture deal–I’ve always wanted to get it done!

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 9, 2010, 7:24 pm

    I’m so glad the girls had fun!! Sometimes any sort of “prize” is motivation to keep going or to finish something. There have been a few races that I was determined to finish only because of the t-shirt at the end 🙂

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 9, 2010, 7:25 pm

    Haha, needing to run out of my apartment is one of the biggest reasons I don’t sleep nekkid. Though I keep my robe right next to my bed, so I guess it wouldn’t be that big of a deal!!

  • Jennifer@ knackfornutrition November 9, 2010, 7:31 pm

    My Smutha Mutha alwats told me growing up to sleep with lipstick on so if the house catches on fire the firemen will rescue you first.

    I wish I was kidding.

  • Jennifer@ knackfornutrition November 9, 2010, 7:31 pm

    My Smutha Mutha always told me growing up to sleep with lipstick on so if the house catches on fire the firemen will rescue you first.

    I wish I was kidding.

  • Hope November 9, 2010, 7:33 pm

    Argh your dad’s RV is so cute!!
    I never sleep nekkid for the same reasons!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 9, 2010, 7:35 pm

    That’s great that the girls are having fun! Also I love that you gave them silly bands as prizes. They are so popular right now. It seems like every kid I see has one. Also that salad looks great!

  • Lauren November 9, 2010, 7:38 pm

    At least you have good food and a good attitude about it all. Hope the night goes by fast hun.

  • Sarah November 9, 2010, 7:38 pm

    That happened to my aunt in college! The fire alarm apparently went off in her building all the time and the one time she decided to stay in bed there was an actual fire and she ended up running down the hall, waving to firemen, in her underwear!

  • Alison November 9, 2010, 7:40 pm

    The Silly Bandz idea is great! Back in the spring, when we did our practice,it rained, so we had to run in our elementary school gym. We did 70 (!) laps and after each lap the girls collected a popsicle stick; after 10 they traded in the small sticks for on big stick. It got kind of confusing.
    We do our practice 5k next week. I’m hoping it doesn’t rain!

  • RED November 9, 2010, 7:40 pm

    I LOVE your dad’s Airstream!!! I love airstream’s!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 9, 2010, 7:43 pm

    Ew, smelly chick in the office! 🙂

  • Kacy November 9, 2010, 7:45 pm

    That’s so great that he’s donating profits to charity. Having a business rooted in good deeds is a surefire sign of future success!

  • Justy2003 November 9, 2010, 7:46 pm

    We had our practice 5k on Sunday and I was so proud of our girls! One of them finished in 27 minutes! She would kick my booty in a 5k.
    Also, we are twins, as I sit here also wearing my GOTR shirt (same color!).

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 9, 2010, 7:47 pm

    ME TOO about the commando thing! NOT this girl!!

  • Molly @fuelherup November 9, 2010, 7:55 pm

    10% is a LOT of money! Wow!
    That’s really great of him, but I’m curious- aren’t you guys on a serious budget? Do you ever think about donating a more reasonable amount? (Like I said, I think it’s great. I’m just curious!)

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 8:52 pm

      I think it’s important to donate to charity no matter what your budget so it’s something we’ve always done.

      • eml November 9, 2010, 9:05 pm

        Ah – karma. That’s a lovely way to think and act in life. It’s practicing many of the yogic principles in fact.

        On another note, I love the red shirt! And I think it’s awesome you volunteer for that – again, giving one’s time is so important without expecting in return.

  • Carlee November 9, 2010, 8:01 pm

    haha yourr so cute!!

  • Maya November 9, 2010, 8:05 pm

    Holy $#@*! That is some serious charity! Kudos to the Husband!

  • hippierunner November 9, 2010, 8:15 pm

    That salad looks like a party in a box lol. And I understand your fear about running out in emergencies. I may be forever traumatized for inconveniently being IN THE SHOWER(!) during a fire drill at my college dorm! Drills aren’t planned so I didn’t know whether it was real or not but I did get out of there in a hurry. And fully clothed, luckily!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 9, 2010, 8:18 pm

    LOL to the nekkidness comments! And congrats to the girls on their run! 😀

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black November 9, 2010, 8:23 pm

    You are so cute! I love that you don’t want wanna sleep nene because your house may catch on fire! Congrats on great runs for the girls!

  • Gina G November 9, 2010, 8:25 pm

    Hey Caitlin! I have commented before, but i’m not sure if ya remember me (which I totally would understand, I am an 18 year old girl from Michigan) But today when I was talking to my bestfriend on the phone who is away at school she was telling me about her one class discussion. It was about what makes your day so special. This one guy in her class said how one time when he was working at Starbucks, someone bought a drink and then offered to buy the drink for the person behind them, and then the next person bought a drink for the person behind them and it kept going on for 3 hours (how cool is that?)! He said how it was such an amazing day! But anyways someone else said that they were on campus and found a sticky note that said “Your Beautiful” and I just have this gut feeling that it is all because of you! She said her class all wants to do this and put a star on theirs to show that it was from there class and want to see if this act of kindness spreads. I told her all about your website and (I have actually have spread some myself) she thought it was awesome! See Caitlin? You make such a difference you don’t even know! You inspire me in soooo many ways!

    Have a wonderful night!

    p.s. sorry this is sooooo long!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 8:53 pm

      I love that Starbucks story 🙂 Thank you so much.

  • Lacey @ Lake Life November 9, 2010, 8:25 pm

    How late does the hubby’s clinic stay open?

  • Emilie November 9, 2010, 8:26 pm

    That salad looks delicious. I wish I could coach GOTR in my area, but it seems like it’s really hard to do if you don’t have a very flexible schedule. I’m glad you have a chance to do it, it’s such a great cause!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 9, 2010, 8:32 pm

    Haha, marriage…such a compromise! Although I think it is still a ploy! Have a great night Caitlin!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now November 9, 2010, 8:39 pm

    I wear the same shirt to bed a few times before it goes in the wash. Underwear, however, does not work that way!

  • BethT November 9, 2010, 8:47 pm

    My solution is to take my underwear off each day and just go commando under my PJ pants! I wear them for a few days and then wash. The amount of time spent in them does not make them too stinky or gross. I hate sleeping with underwear on!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 9, 2010, 8:49 pm

    Glad the girls did such a great job on the 5K!! They must have beeb flying to finish in just over half an hour for such small bodies!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 9, 2010, 8:52 pm

    It sounds like volunteering with the girls is turning out to be really fun and so rewarding for you. Congratulations! It feels so good to make a difference.

  • Camille November 9, 2010, 8:53 pm

    That is amazing that the clinic donates all that money to GOTR! What an incredible thing to do! Mad props 🙂

  • Charlie November 9, 2010, 9:06 pm

    That salad looks amazing!
    I vote every day for the Amway positivity project because of your reminders on twitter ;).

  • K November 9, 2010, 9:08 pm

    Too funny! On sunday night we had a bit of a fire scare in our apartment and my roommate (who usually dons strechy lululemon type pants around the house) changed into jeans before we rushed outside! 😮 It ended up only being someones dinner so we were fine, but I thought it was pretty funny that that was what she was concerned about before valuables, safety etc.! 🙂

  • CJ November 9, 2010, 9:12 pm

    On your readers’ advice I tried to sleep naked tonight…

    Except when I got up to go to the bathroom just now the lightbulb blew out and I had to find the box and trip the switch back…sleeping naked I was willing to try out…DIY house chores not so much!!

    Now I’m back in bed, with a t-shirt on…

    – CJ

  • Carla @ Will Run for Health November 9, 2010, 9:53 pm

    I think the silly bands are such a great idea! I would totally be motivated to run more if someone were encouragning me with over priced, neon colored, rubber bands!

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa November 9, 2010, 9:57 pm

    Ha, same reason that I stopped sleeping naked! I think that is SO AWESOME that you guys always donate to charity. Lots of people say “oh I’ll do it later” or “I’ll wait til I’m older” and I think you guys are awesome for stepping up and giving what you can. 🙂

  • Jolene ( November 9, 2010, 11:05 pm

    LOL – you could always wrap up in a blanket and run out of the house 🙂

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? November 9, 2010, 11:12 pm

    haha whats funny, is I never would have considered it gross to have the dogs in your bed either.
    My dog shares my pillow sometimes, and it doesnt concern me in the slightest. Of course, she only stays there until she thinks Im asleep, then she moves to the floor. 🙁
    Also, how awesome is it that your husband is going to donate a percentage of his profits – thats incredible!

  • Jacqueline November 9, 2010, 11:14 pm

    i always feel like i stink up any place after working out. your pic made me laugh!

  • Laura @ DramaticallyFit (New blog!) November 10, 2010, 12:14 am

    Ah! Is your peanut butter sandwich made of a deli flat?! I love those! But I can’t seem to find any that are organic.

    • Caitlin November 10, 2010, 8:13 am

      i think TJ’s has an organic version!

  • Jen November 10, 2010, 12:36 am

    some people recommend sleeping commando because it gives your lady parts a chance to naturally air out, which can reduce incidence of yeast infections and such caused by being in tight underoos all day. you can get nice long nightgowns as well, for modesty.

  • Maren November 10, 2010, 1:02 am

    I’ve had salads in those little boxy clear containers and there is so much in there. They are like the clown car of plastic containers!

  • Julia November 10, 2010, 4:55 am

    Hello Caitlin!

    I have been so busy with my wedding, honeymoon and developing my new blog (plus quitting my old job!) that I haven’t commented for a while – but I have still been reading every day (several times a day).

    I could SO use some acupuncture from your hus right now – but as I am at the other side of the ocean I am going to miss out!

    Have a great day – Julia

    • Caitlin November 10, 2010, 8:13 am

      yay for all your life changes 🙂 missed you!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) November 10, 2010, 7:04 am

    That’s awesome about the 5k! I would love to be a volunteer for such a group someday. We need one in New England! 😀

  • Nicole, RD November 10, 2010, 7:08 am

    Voted! I love that you moonlight as your hubby’s secretary 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 10, 2010, 7:42 am

    Congrats to your girls! At that age, I never would have dreamed I could have run 5K. So I imagine they must all be so proud of themselves! 😀

  • Caroline November 10, 2010, 7:52 am

    Haha, I shall never go commando in bed either. I have no problem re-wearing pajamas though (during the winter, in summer I wear less). I feel like it’s the same as sleeping on the same sheets every night. I find it kind of gross to allow dogs in the bed, but I figure I walk around barefoot in my apartment so whatever they track in, I do too. Plus bedtime is snuggle time for me and my puppy.

  • tina November 10, 2010, 8:14 am

    Ha ha! I occassionally sleep nekkid and I also sometimes have “on call” duties that require me to sprint out of bed and be on scene in a matter of minutes. I always leave clothes by the bed–just in case!

  • molly November 10, 2010, 8:32 am

    I thought a 5k was 3.1 miles?

    • Caitlin November 10, 2010, 8:33 am

      it is 🙂

  • Cindy Robinson November 10, 2010, 8:56 am

    I love your Dad’s setup. You must checkout Miranda Lambert’s: Airstream Song 🙂 Also, I wanted to thank you for introducing me to roasting veggies. I roasted some rutabaga last night and it was awesome…along with broccoli, parsnips, and mushrooms. Definitely my new thing. Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Stacy November 10, 2010, 9:15 am

    The silly bands idea is great for the girls! I’ll have to think of those things when I get started with the volunteering 🙂

    and I love putting feta on most anything. It’s my favorite cheese! I’m from Detroit and there is a strong Greek presence there, so I’ve had some amazing Greek salads in my lifetime!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous November 10, 2010, 9:31 am

    Silly Bandz, chocolate chip cookies—I want to run with YOU! 😉

  • Amy November 10, 2010, 9:52 am

    TICONDEROGA, NEW YORK? I could not believe me eyes! That is in the county where I live, wayyyyy up in the mountain of NYS! Bring your mittens! I am sooo bummed that I will be away tomorrow! Would have loved to have met you and gone for a run. 🙁 I just did the NYC Marathon on Sunday and am itching to get out for a little two miler!

    • Caitlin November 10, 2010, 10:54 am

      wahhh! i wish we could meet!!

      • Amy November 10, 2010, 1:37 pm

        I wish I had told you sooner that it’s cold here. I live in Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. That’s about an hour away from Ti (as it’s called), on the other side of the county. You’re probably not here for very long, and I’m not home again til Saturday, but Lake Placid is gorgeous– and our mountains are already snowy!! If you have a chance to visit Placid, do it!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion November 10, 2010, 11:05 am

    I would take you as my stinky secretary any day!!!! Glad you are loving Girls on the Run- I am thinking of assistant coaching next semester.

  • Amber K November 10, 2010, 11:56 am

    What a great idea to get the girls motivated! I’m voting for you every day, I love the idea of helping GOTR!

  • Allison November 12, 2010, 12:39 pm

    I was at the pool last night in Southlake, TX (in the Dallas/Fort Worth area) and saw a Girls on the Run t-shirt on a little one! Yay!

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