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Another day under the belt. πŸ™‚


Today was a pretty normal day Γ’β‚¬β€œ not much to report.  I do have to say that my body was definitely feeling the 5.0 miles from earlier!  I feel like I had run 20.0 miles instead of 5.0 miles.  My knee is a little achy, and IÒ€ℒm so dehydrated.  Bummer.


Dinner was super fun!  We went to Big DaddyÒ€ℒs for MichelleÒ€ℒs birthday.  The table ended up being half girls and half boys.


The girls talked about babies and pregnancies.  Our friends Nate and Kate just had a baby named Liam two weeks ago!! So I wanted the intense baby play-by-play.


And the boys talked about sports.  Ah, gender stereotypes make me laugh.


Jen and I split a side order of sweet potato fries. And I snagged a few fried pickles.  I never thought IÒ€ℒd say this, but fried pickles are SO good.


And for my entree, I ordered the big salad (Napa cabbage, feta, apples, pecans, corn, onions) with a black bean burger.  However, my stomach was really hurting!  I think I ate too much dairy today.  So I just ate the burger and took the rest home.


A sip of Christmas beer!


My father-in-law and the Husband are currently debating whether or not psychics are real, and the Hus is wrapping up a very large Christmas present.  IÒ€ℒm hoping itÒ€ℒs an indoor cycling trainer!!!


That or itÒ€ℒs a puppy.  πŸ™‚


IÒ€ℒm trying not to shake too many presents that are under our tree! 



  • Marie-Journey to Body Zen December 8, 2010, 9:29 pm

    I’m asking for an indoor cycling trainer too! (I’m pretty sure the hubby is getting it for me, lol). He insists that I get a fluid one, although the magnetic’s are cheaper. Hey, if he insists on the more expensive and better quality one, I’m not going to argue! I can’t wait to try it! πŸ™‚

  • Camille December 8, 2010, 9:30 pm

    Something about this post just struck me as so “Christmas-y”. Now I feel all warm and snuggly and I don’t want to go to school to take my final. Curses!

  • Baking 'n' Books December 8, 2010, 9:44 pm

    A trainer? I’m jealous! I guess cycling would be good for your knee now? Do you run outside during the winter or is your weather fairly normal? The burger looks good – they give it to you like that and not crumbled?! πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin December 9, 2010, 8:46 am

      I usually run outside during winter but this is our first year in NC so I’m not sure how much I’m going to do in reality.

  • Lee December 8, 2010, 9:44 pm

    Dude, that salad looks bomb. Sorry it made your tummy hurt.

  • Melissa @ Running with Needles December 8, 2010, 9:46 pm

    Every time you post a picture of that salad I get so jealous!
    You guys look like you are having a wonderful holiday season – can’t wait to see what the big gift is!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad December 8, 2010, 9:48 pm

    Oh fried pickles are my fave! I can never pass them up.

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 8, 2010, 9:49 pm

    That’s quite a huge present!

    mmmm pumpkin beer.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 8, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Hahaha I love the babies + sports conversations. Hey, if stereotypes weren’t at least partly true, they wouldn’t exist!!

  • Katy @ A Healthy Shot December 8, 2010, 9:51 pm

    I would be too nosy not to shake the presents πŸ˜‰ Hope you get your cycling trainer…but how much fun would a puppy be?!? (I have a puppy on my list haha)

  • hippierunner December 8, 2010, 9:56 pm

    Oh man, I hate when I overdose on dairy and then it comes back to bite me in the butt! And that is such beautiful wrapping paper!

  • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life December 8, 2010, 9:57 pm

    We are getting a puppy for Christmas! I just posted a video of him on my blog yesterday, he is only 3 1/2 weeks! Best Christmas present ever- I can’t wait to pick him up! I love that wrapping paper your husband is using!

  • Sarah for Real December 8, 2010, 9:57 pm

    I love santa surprises πŸ™‚

    I’m terrible at guessing things though so I don’t bother. My husband can give me 100 hints and I still can’t figure it out!

  • Val @ Balancing Val December 8, 2010, 10:12 pm

    I’m almost positive I have an intolerance to dairy. I am DEFINETLY positive that I don’t digest cabbage well. For some reason, I have intense stomach pains after I eat cabbage . .

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 8, 2010, 10:22 pm

    I normally think anything fried is good, but I hate pickles! I could get into those sweet potato fries, though πŸ™‚

  • linds December 8, 2010, 10:25 pm

    my stomach always hurts SOOO bad after eating sweet potatoes! (and then i get gassy. tmi?) so I avoid them =( but boo, they’re soooo yummy!

  • Kiran December 8, 2010, 10:26 pm

    Don’t laugh but I’m yet to try sweet potatoes fries πŸ˜€

    • Caitlin December 9, 2010, 8:47 am

      You should make them at home! They are so good.

  • Ashley December 8, 2010, 10:32 pm

    I am a long time reader, first time commenter, and a new blogger! I ran five miles today for the first time in forever tooo and I feel your pain! I did it on the dreadmill though but it was rough. PS I am obsessed with sweet potato fries, so jealous!

  • Christy December 8, 2010, 10:35 pm

    I miss Nate’s blog! I am so happy to hear they had their baby! Wish he could give an update. Funny how you “know” people online but feel like you actually know them. πŸ˜‰

    • Caitlin December 9, 2010, 8:47 am

      I will let him know!

      • Nate December 9, 2010, 9:00 am

        HTP – You don’t need to let me know – I’m stalking comments!

        Christy – I’ll do a blog update. I’m also doing some other writing about the experience. Likely won’t take the form of a blog post, but more to come on that!

  • Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side December 8, 2010, 10:46 pm

    Oooooo you’re already wrapping gifts! I should probably get on that- our tree base is lookin’ mighty nekid πŸ˜‰

  • nicole December 8, 2010, 10:49 pm

    Already wrapping presents? Yikes, I haven’t purchased the majority of mine!

  • Joanna @ Drizzle of Sunshine December 8, 2010, 10:54 pm

    Ooo! Love the OperationBeautiful post-it picture today. Sorry your belly hurt at dinner! I hate it when you go out with friends and your tummy is yelling at you. Especially when the food looks so good!!

  • emily December 8, 2010, 11:00 pm

    Sooooo not the point of the picture, but your yellow coat is adorable!

    • Caitlin December 9, 2010, 8:48 am


  • Michele December 8, 2010, 11:01 pm

    It’s a puppy – LOL!

    I LOVE FRIED PICKLES; haven’t had those in AGES!!

  • Cynthia December 8, 2010, 11:01 pm

    Fried pickles are awesome!

  • Ali December 8, 2010, 11:05 pm

    I’ve never had fried pickles. But I like regular pickles so maybe I’d enjoy them?? Glad you had a fun night! Feel better!

  • Annette December 8, 2010, 11:07 pm

    Those fries look really tasty….sorry your stomach hurt. Get some rest and drink peppermint or camomille tea πŸ™‚

  • Maren December 8, 2010, 11:09 pm

    I pointed to the cycle bike at the gym yesterday and told my boyfriend that’s what I want for Christmas πŸ™‚ haha I’m dreamnin. My tummy gets upset when I eat too much dairy too. Hope you are feeling better tomorrow! Get some rest! πŸ™‚

  • Heidi - apples under my bed December 8, 2010, 11:11 pm

    So cute – shaking presents. I do that too πŸ™‚
    Heidi xo

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 8, 2010, 11:16 pm

    I love shaking presents and trying to guess what’s in the box… usually I’m wrong though. πŸ˜‰

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 8, 2010, 11:41 pm

    Mmmm.. Christmas beer!

  • Kristi December 8, 2010, 11:47 pm

    I will now be searching for places in my area for FRIED PICKLES!!! That sounds amazing!!!

    On a side note (SEMI-related), have you ever seen the show, ‘Psych?’ You always seem to be catching up on the same shows I watch and maybe you’ll like that one, too! It’s super quirky and fun! I just found all the seasons on Instant Netflix, in case you want to check it out!!!

    • Caitlin December 9, 2010, 8:49 am

      I haven’t even heard of it – I’ll look for it on OnDemand!

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) December 9, 2010, 12:56 am

    Ha! Ha! My friends and I also talk and boys and babies when we get together!

  • Orla December 9, 2010, 4:05 am

    That Present is enormous!!! I just last night placed all my presents under the tree – however, my dog was a little too interested in them. He loves nothing more than tearing wrapping off things – so I am not overly hopeful of them making it to the 25th. Saying that, they are all in boxes so even if he takes the wrapping off, it will not damage the gift itself – and will add to the charm!

    • Caitlin December 9, 2010, 8:49 am

      That is super cute.

  • Laura December 9, 2010, 6:29 am

    I swear that divide happens every time we go out with a big group of couples. Too funny.
    Yay for Nate & Kate!

  • Lauren December 9, 2010, 6:52 am

    Sometimes those boy/girl divides can be fun, as long as it stays civil. they can also get out of hand quite fast. Glad you had a great night!!

    Ohh, i hope its a puppy too!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 9, 2010, 7:17 am

    My tummy always hurts whenenver I eat too much greek yogurt. πŸ™ Hope it feels better today!

  • Erika @ FoodFitnessFun December 9, 2010, 7:21 am

    Fried pickles are so good! I tried them over the summer when I was in South Carolina and was hooked. I guess it’s a good thing they aren’t as popular back home. πŸ˜‰

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) December 9, 2010, 7:29 am

    Sounds like you had a good day after all! I bet running in the cold works your body harder than in the warmer weather. My joints are always stiffer in the cold! Sorry about the tummy trouble. I can totally relate to that! I hope you had a great night!

  • Kath December 9, 2010, 7:48 am

    I thought you said they were debating if “physics” is real and I got excited that someone else might agree with me – I don’t believe in relativity!

    • Laura December 9, 2010, 8:14 am

      I thought it said physics, too! haha I had to scroll back up to check. πŸ™‚

    • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 9, 2010, 8:46 am

      Why don’t you believe in relativity? What do you believe?

      My brother in law is way into physics and philosophy. I can just imagine you two having a great conversation about this!

      • Kath December 9, 2010, 8:51 am

        I mostly don’t believe in the twin paradox and special relativity. I did a nerd camp in high school called Governor’s School and the professor spent the whole month trying to explain it to me. I understand it but I reject the notion that our bodies age based on the hands of a clock and not at their own pace. Time is relative, but aging is not.

  • faith @ gracefulfitness December 9, 2010, 8:42 am

    So true about gender roles! Whenever we get together with Matt and Kath it takes about 30 seconds before Kath and I are talking about exercise or food and the boys are talking about…i don’t know exactly, beer?

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 9, 2010, 8:55 am

    Liam is such a cute name!

    Gender stereotypes – I appreciate people who go against those stereotypes, like my aunt who knows everything about sports and beer but is still one of the girliest people I know.

  • Marina December 9, 2010, 9:05 am

    Wow, you already have presents under the tree! I still have to figure out what to get for my loved ones.

  • Charise December 9, 2010, 9:08 am

    I was also surprised to find I love fried pickles! I get jealous every time you guys go to Big Daddy – the burgers, sweet potato fries, and salads all look SO AWESOME.

    I have one group of friends that always splits into guys and girls and it annoys me to no end – I work with all the girls and don’t want to discuss work on a Friday night, and also would enjoy some sports and random talk instead of the gossiping that goes on.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 9, 2010, 9:09 am

    You ever want to know the truth about babies, pregnancy, and the like — feel free to call on me. I can’t stand when people sugar coat the realities. It’s some ugly and hard stuff. Worth it, but not always the pretty picture. LOL

  • LindseyAnn December 9, 2010, 9:11 am

    Haha, I think I would have been talking with the boys at that table. I can’t lie, I’m a total sports geek. My social circle is mostly guys anyway, and we’re all hockey nerds, so that’s what I’m used to.
    There is a restaurant in my hometown that makes the BEST fried pickles! I want to go so badly when I’m home over Christmas.

  • Anne Marie December 9, 2010, 9:36 am

    Sweet potato fries and fried pickles sounds like the best dinner ever!! I convinced Hubby to have Christmas gift exchanging early since we’re going out of town for the holidays. I’m so excited!!

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good December 9, 2010, 10:10 am

    Yes, we see the boys v. girls conversations too at times.

    I would start wrapping some presents, if only we had a tree to put them under. Soon…

  • Amber K December 9, 2010, 10:27 am

    Ahh shaking the presents under the tree. I’m so glad there aren’t any here yet, otherwise I’d be doing the same thing.

  • Verna December 9, 2010, 10:42 am

    I love birth stories! I haven’t been reading them as much since my own son was born. I loved every second of the delivery and cannot wait to do it again! Since the baby fever has hit me hard again recently, I’ve been reading them more!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 9, 2010, 7:00 pm

    The only time I’ve tried fried pickles they were SO salty. I think I must have drank a gallon of water that evening after dinner!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now December 9, 2010, 10:44 pm

    I want a cycling trainer, too. The only thing holding me back is the weight of shipping because I’d have to bring it back to Japan in a suitcase and I think I’d rather bring food. Haha. They’re pretty expensive on Amazon Japan.

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