A Nice Morning

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I’m having one of those days that just seem extra-nice for no apparent reason.  I think I just feel extra-appreciative today.  2010 is almost over and I’m a little sad to see the year go. 


Plus, my Vibrams came in the mail!  The Husband got me them for Christmas but I have to send them back and get a smaller size (39 to 38).


I look like I have Gorilla feet. :)  They are mighty comfy!


I also ran 3.0 miles with Nicole (in regular sneakers).  ‘Twas lovely but after 4 days of running + yoga, I am ready for a rest day tomorrow!  I was a bit sore towards the end.


And rummaged through the fridge to make up a lunch of leftovers:


Tofu, spinach, and tabbouleh sandwich:


And a side of pinto beans and feta (it was good!).


And now – we’re off.  We’re going on vacation for New Year’s.  I’m pretty pumped to see my BFFs.


What are your NYE plans?



  • Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side December 30, 2010, 12:32 pm

    Those shoes are so funny looking! But the way of the future it seems 🙂 I’m working on NYE and have I think for the last 5 or 6 years- ever since I could really party, I know that much. I’m hoping my love will swing by the restaurant and plant one on me at midnight though!

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black December 30, 2010, 12:38 pm

    My plans are to RELAX and drink wine!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 30, 2010, 12:38 pm

    Love Vibrams and Five Fingers! Can’t wait to actually try on a pair.

    We’re going to a beer pairing dinner at a local brewery, then to see Yonder Mountain String Band (bluegrass) ring in the New Year! Super excited! Hope you have a good one as well!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 30, 2010, 12:38 pm

    My brother-in-law got some vibrams for Christmas– I’m excited to see how you like them!

    Have a fun New Year’s!!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 30, 2010, 12:39 pm
  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin December 30, 2010, 12:39 pm

    I am just staying put! I’ve traveled the last 6 weekends in a row, so just laying low is exactly what I need!

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) December 30, 2010, 12:41 pm

    Those shoes remind me of middle school, when toe socks were in style! Not very comfortable, for what I can remember. It takes awhile to get used to having your toes spread apart. Hope the new kicks work out.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 30, 2010, 12:41 pm

    Our plans are hanging out with a group of about 8 for the evening. I much prefer low key.

    Although I wish our plans included being in the hospital instead. I want this baby out.

  • Leah December 30, 2010, 12:43 pm

    We are doing an “Around The World” wine tasting! Should be a good time.

  • Samantha Alday December 30, 2010, 12:44 pm

    I’ve been wondering about those shoes! Can’t wait to see what you think about them. My NYE plans to to go out to dinner and to see True Grit with my hubby!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) December 30, 2010, 12:47 pm

    It has been way too long since I’ve had tofu!

    Have a fun and safe New Year’s!

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? December 30, 2010, 12:47 pm

    I cant wait to hear how you like the Vibrams. I find them so intriguing.

    My New Years is going to be pretty low key. Dinner out then movies at home. Thats it. 🙂

  • Kelly December 30, 2010, 12:51 pm

    Cooking a nice dinner for me and my ex fiance, haha. Sounds interesting right?

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged December 30, 2010, 12:53 pm

    I’m going home to see my family for NYE…should be really low key. I partied it up big last year so it’ll be an interesting switch.

  • Hope December 30, 2010, 12:55 pm

    Hopefully going to my favorite restaurant with my boyfriend and watching the ball drop at midnight with champagne 🙂

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 30, 2010, 1:00 pm

    I still have no idea what my NYE plans are. Leave it to college kids to be as last minute as possible- I just want to make a plan!!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 30, 2010, 1:02 pm

    I’m sad to see 2010 go too. So much happened – kind of an epic year!

    We’re going over to my cousin’s house for NYE – drinks, games, and food!

  • Joanna B December 30, 2010, 1:03 pm

    I love Vibrams, I have two pairs so far and I got some liners which I highly recommend once you start running in them. My calves were super sore when I first got started, but that quickly went away. I ran my first 10k in them and shaved off over 30 seconds from my pace. Plus I don’t get knee or glute pain with these suckers.

    We’re going to a house party of one of my highschool friends. He and his partner are throwing a party for twenty. I’m looking forward to it. And I have a new Marc Jacobs dress for the occasion.

  • Katie December 30, 2010, 1:05 pm

    I am missing my bf this NYE because he is still in Afghanistan. But he is coming home in 9 days so I guess I have a lot to be thankful for!

    What is your plan with the Vibrams? I mean barefoot running plan-wise?

    I am going to get some today. I have a painful medical condition so I will only walk very short distances in them, but my nerve pain is much, much better with no shoes on so I am excited to try them.

  • Dorry December 30, 2010, 1:06 pm

    I really want to go try on some Vibrams – they do look so comfy! We are staying in Dallas for NYE and going to a party at a friend’s loft downtown so we’ll be able to see fireworks. I’m excited for the champagne. 🙂

  • Katherine: Unemployed December 30, 2010, 1:09 pm

    are those shoes washable/weatherproof?

  • Shrinking mommy of 2 December 30, 2010, 1:10 pm

    my plans are to have yet another Christmas party with my hubbys family (extended…enough is enough). But on New Years it will be my little man’s 3rd bday! Looking forward to having a bday party for him!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) December 30, 2010, 1:12 pm

    Oh, I am so glad you are having a great day! Have a safe trip and enjoy your vacation time!

  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston December 30, 2010, 1:12 pm

    NYE we are running a 5k at 4 pm then hopefully having a quiet night in — I really need one!

  • Lisa December 30, 2010, 1:15 pm

    What do you think of the Vibrams?

    We have dinner reservations at a nice restaurant for NYE. During the day though we are going snowshoeing! Can’t wait!

  • Food & Other Things December 30, 2010, 1:16 pm

    Vibrams seem so cool! I don’t really have a NYE plan yet but I hope to have a low key night!

  • Whitney December 30, 2010, 1:18 pm

    I’m having a low-key NYE.. eating a good meal uptown Charlotte, drinking some vino and watching the ball drop! Can’t wait! 🙂

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) December 30, 2010, 1:19 pm

    Vacation + New Vibrams + BFF’s = extra nice day 😀

  • nicole December 30, 2010, 1:19 pm

    My boyfriend and I are headed to San Francisco!

  • Leanne (For Health's Sake) December 30, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Going to a wedding a couple hours away! So excited to have a fun night out with my guy 🙂

  • Camille December 30, 2010, 1:27 pm

    I am lusting after a pair of Vibrams right now!
    We are being lazy for New Year’s. I have a feeling I wont make it until midnight 🙂

  • Natalia - a side of simple December 30, 2010, 1:39 pm

    My NYE plans are pretty laid back, most likely involving a batch of homemade rice krispy treats and myself. I’m not complaining though 😉

  • Amalfi Girl (EatRunHaveFun.blogspot) December 30, 2010, 1:43 pm

    I’m glad you’re having a nice day! It’s funny because I am having a grumpy day!! :/

  • Amber K December 30, 2010, 1:45 pm

    My husband and I usually stay in. There are just too many people out and about that night! We celebrate as eight years ago on NYE he asked me to be his girlfriend. Yes, every year we celebrate both of our anniversaries. Because we’re cool like that. 😉

  • Heather December 30, 2010, 2:05 pm

    My friend has black Vibrams, and they totally look like Ape feet!

    My boyfriend is having a party at his house, I’m getting excited!

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion December 30, 2010, 2:05 pm

    I am interested to see what you think of them for running, they have me so curious!

    We are going to dinner and drinks with friends for NYE.

  • Sana December 30, 2010, 2:17 pm

    Enjoy your NYE plans! Have a blasty ringing in the new year 🙂

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) December 30, 2010, 2:23 pm

    Have fun on NYE! My plans are to work. I have to but that’s ok.

    Keep us posted more on the Vibrams…can’t wait for your HONEST opinion of them 🙂

  • Nicole, RD December 30, 2010, 2:24 pm

    Beans + cheese is so good!! I think Vibrams would hurt to run in – anxious to hear what you think 🙂

    No real NYE plans. I have to work and then I think we’ll do appetizers at home and just lay low.

  • Ashley December 30, 2010, 2:28 pm

    I’ve been in Vibrams for a full year now and LOVE them. It’s hard to wear “regular” shoes anymore. I’m on my 2nd pair in the color you just got!

  • Brittany @ Delights and Delectables December 30, 2010, 2:34 pm

    I’m glad you are having a great day! Keep us posted on how you like your Vibrams… I’m thinking about trying them out. Do you make your own tabbouleh? I would love to know the recipe!

    • Caitlin December 30, 2010, 10:28 pm

      Naw its from TJs!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 30, 2010, 2:37 pm

    Looks tasty! My new year’s plans are to have some friends over for wine, apps, and games. My roommates and I debated as to whether or not we should go out, but we settled on NOT! I prefer spending $$ on entertaining at home, so I’m excited about it!

  • Amy December 30, 2010, 2:46 pm

    Didn’t you say you have a latex allergy? Do the vibrams bother you?

    • Caitlin December 30, 2010, 3:49 pm

      It’s really a minor allergy but I did order socks!

  • Tracy December 30, 2010, 2:52 pm

    Dinner and a movie was my NYE plans since I had a 5k the following morning, but I just found ou that I have the Flu so it looks like I will be in bed and sleeping by 8.

    • Baking 'n' Books December 30, 2010, 3:00 pm

      LOL about the “just found out I have the flu”! 🙂 Your right – you get no say in it – it just comes up, knocks on your door and invites itself in :(. Take care!

    • Caitlin December 30, 2010, 10:28 pm

      I hope you feel better soon!

  • Baking 'n' Books December 30, 2010, 2:59 pm

    Are you going on actual vacation?! Have fun!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 30, 2010, 3:01 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about how you run in those shoes! I saw a lady at the gym yesterday running in them on the treadmill. I wanted to talk to her about them, but she left before I was done. 🙁

    My NYE plan is to go to a party my friend is hosting… and making sure it doesn’t get too out of hand.

  • Annette December 30, 2010, 3:09 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about how you like the Vibrams! I am excited for the New Year’s because I get to spend it with family 🙂

  • Nancy K @ NancysPerfect10 December 30, 2010, 3:35 pm

    Enjoy your vacation and have a Happy New Year!

  • Kelly December 30, 2010, 3:39 pm

    We are getting dressed up and going downtown at a really upscale resturaunt! I am excited! I love to get dressed up!

  • Leanne (For Health's Sake) December 30, 2010, 3:39 pm

    Everyone I work with loooooves vibrams!

  • Kacy December 30, 2010, 3:47 pm

    I love mornings like that. They are rare but so wonderful. Have fun on vacation!

  • carlee December 30, 2010, 4:14 pm

    Unfortunatly, I have nooooo idea:(

  • Jennifer (Happiness Here) December 30, 2010, 4:27 pm

    Loafing with hubby all day, then going to a party about a mile from my house. Tried to convince hubby to join me in painting the living room, but I think that will wait until New Year’s Day. =)

  • Kelly December 30, 2010, 4:28 pm

    I’m always jealous of yours and Nicole’s runs in the middle of a work day. I need to get that work-from-home job so I can join you!

    • Caitlin December 30, 2010, 10:27 pm


  • Beth @ 990 Square December 30, 2010, 5:05 pm

    For the second year we’re hosting a NYE party! It’s way more fun than going out!

  • Ashley December 30, 2010, 5:09 pm

    Every single NYE as long as I can remember has been some extravagant ordeal. This is the first NY probably since I was a small child that the plan is to just hang out & relax! I’m looking forward to enjoying time with the hubby & watching the ball drop on TV from the comfort of the living room couch!

  • Lee December 30, 2010, 6:33 pm

    A friend that I haven’t seen in 8 years is coming to visit from London!

  • Yana December 30, 2010, 6:50 pm

    I luv the gorilla feet (funny u call them that since I’ve been calling myself baboon feet every time I slip mine on for 6 months now) for strength excercises,they’re awesome for TRX. I didn’t like running in them-I always felt that I needed more support, especially running outside.

  • Emily December 30, 2010, 7:57 pm

    Glad today was extra-special for you, I love those days 🙂 I am really excited for NYE because our party is a pajama theme…it doesn’t get more comfy than that! Have fun with your BFFs and happy new year!!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit December 30, 2010, 8:23 pm

    I’m going to see a friend who is moving to Chile soon!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 30, 2010, 9:53 pm

    Feta and beans… yum!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 30, 2010, 9:54 pm

    The beans and feta sounds like a good combo!

    My New Year’s Eve plans include being asleep for at least an hour before the clock strikes midnight 🙂

  • Stephanie December 30, 2010, 10:34 pm

    nye plans for me = working on the house my boyfriend and i are buying. we gutted the entire inside and we are re-sheetrocking and getting the ball rolling so we can have our own house to move into. oh! and i just got a nike+ipod for christmas, so im working on tracking my fitness and my steps and calories burned and such. i did 3.21 miles today, not nearly as fast as you cause your awesome, but they have a program thats 12 weeks long that helps you to go from walking to running. wahoo! happy new year<3

  • ms December 31, 2010, 2:02 am

    hi! i have a random question about the garmin forerunner. i am contemplating getting it for my boyfriend who is in the process of losing weight and wants to start the couch to 5k program. Do you need to wear the heart rate monitor strap in order for the other functions to work (i.e. distance, pace) or do those functions still show up even if you aren’t wearing the strap? i ask because i guess although knowing your heart rate would be a nice feature, it seems like it would also be a pain to have to wear the strap every single time if you’re okay with just knowing the other stats. thanks! =)

    • Caitlin December 31, 2010, 9:08 am

      You can tell distance and pace without the heart strap – I never wear it.

  • Carin December 31, 2010, 2:02 am

    Are the Vibrams close-fitting then? Do you normally take a 39 but need a 38 in Vibrams? I’m interested because I’d like to get some and am a 39 too! I ordered 39 in Birkenstocks but 38 fit me better for those too. Will a 38 still fit with thin socks? Please give me some feedback – when I go into town to try some here, I’ll be able to see for myself. Thinking of ordering online though, as even with postage, it’d be cheaper than NZ pricing – so I need to get the size right!

    • Caitlin December 31, 2010, 9:08 am

      They are suppose to be really snug. They have a sizing chart that you measure your foot with a ruler and I recommend using that

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 31, 2010, 8:07 am

    Vibrams remind me of those toe socks that were popular back in elementary school! 😛

    My plans for tonight are just low key drinks with the girls!

  • Ali December 31, 2010, 9:49 am

    Those look so funny! I can’t wait to read about your experiences with them!

  • Jess @ NZ Girl Runs December 31, 2010, 7:22 pm

    It is already 2011 here! For new years my boyfriend and I went out for a late dinner in town and then headed to the Sky Tower to see my BFF play sax in a band right under the tower. Very cool. We stayed for the fireworks and then headed home…We were too tired to stay out and party!

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