Dayton Delay

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When your flight is repeatingly delayed in 20 minute blocks for 2 hours, you know what you do?


You eat a cookie as big as your face, that’s what.


And you dig into the healthy wrap you packed in your carry-on.  I got this lentil dal wrap at Whole Foods and YUM – it was great.  I think I’ll have to try to make something like this at home!


Plus an apple that I stole from the hotel. 😉


Much, much later than anticipated, I arrived back in Charlotte.  I patted myself on the back for getting my workout done this morning because there is NO WAY I would’ve come home and run after that travel nightmare.  However, when the flight attendant announced that it was 64 in Charlotte, I nearly wept.  So warm! 


The Husband ‘convinced’ me to go get sushi at Cowfish.


I started off with some miso soup, which was pretty good – it was my first time having miso soup, actually!  The ‘shrooms were great.


And vegetarian sushi for my entree.  In the brown rice roll: carrots, beets, fried tofu, fried asparagus, and cream cheese.


Plus a ridiculous amount of soy sauce.  B


Unfortunately for me, my stomach hurts!  I’m not sure if it’s something I ate or a bug, but this is no bueno.  I’m going to relax on the couch and hopefully, it will slowly ease up enough so I can eat some toast or something for Dinner #2 (we ate so early!).


I hope you’re having a fun Saturday – I am relishing the thought of laying around in PJs!



  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 29, 2011, 7:13 pm

    Sorry you stomach hurts! I hope you feel better soon 🙂 Face sized cookies are the BEST!

  • Tina January 29, 2011, 7:13 pm

    First time having miso soup!?! Girl, you have been missing out!! Glad you made it back safe, but I’m sorry you’re not feeling well! I hope your tummy feels better soon!

  • jen @ taste life January 29, 2011, 7:32 pm

    I hope your stomach feels better soon, I hate having an off-tummy.

  • KACI January 29, 2011, 7:34 pm

    Bummer about your tummy!! Feel better!

  • Sana January 29, 2011, 7:34 pm

    Oh not! Feel better! I am guessing it’s the lentils, it usually gets me! I hope you feel better soon!

  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen January 29, 2011, 7:51 pm

    Miso soup is so yummy! I love it. Hope you feel better soon and congrats on working out this morning and getting it over with so you can now relax!

  • Ashley January 29, 2011, 7:53 pm

    So sorry you were delayed for so long! Never fun!

  • Marissa C January 29, 2011, 8:04 pm

    Feel better! Man I wish we had a cowfish. I LOVE sushi, but the husband does not. He wont even try it–and most sushi places only have sushi. So jealous!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 29, 2011, 8:04 pm

    sorry about your tummy!

    the carrots, beets, fried tofu, fried asparagus, and cream cheese. = looks AwESOME!! i love beets and have never had asparagus–fried. In that roll, i can imagine, it’s heaven 🙂

  • annette January 29, 2011, 8:06 pm

    That wrap DOES look amazing! I am glad you got back safe….despite the late departure (but a cookie always makes things better, right?!) 😉

  • Melissa @ TryingToHeal January 29, 2011, 8:08 pm

    feel better! my stomach is in the same shape, and on day three. no fun!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 29, 2011, 8:11 pm

    That wrap looks amazing! 😀

    Feel better! My stomach has been off the past couple days as well. Ugh…icky feeling.

  • Emily January 29, 2011, 8:18 pm

    Ahhh sorry you had such a long trip home, I haate when long travel gets delayed (not the most mellow flier). Hope you feel better, rest up!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 29, 2011, 8:19 pm

    That wrap looks fantastic!!

  • Jessica January 29, 2011, 8:21 pm

    I’ve just come across your site and I love it. It’s really an inspiration!! Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

  • VeggieGirl January 29, 2011, 8:24 pm

    Oh no! Hope your stomach feels much better soon.

  • Alison January 29, 2011, 8:34 pm

    I’m glad you finally made it home, but I’m sorry your tummy hurts. I hope you feel better soon!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 29, 2011, 8:46 pm

    Feel better! I’m so jealous of that wrap. Every Whole Foods is different- I hope I can find that at mine!

  • Alyssa January 29, 2011, 8:46 pm

    Feel better soon! 🙂

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 29, 2011, 8:58 pm

    That sushi looks well as that cookie! Glad you made it safely home. 🙂

  • Camille January 29, 2011, 8:58 pm

    Hope you feel better! Just keep thinking awesome the awesomeness that is that cookie 🙂

  • Southern Sober Girl Runs January 29, 2011, 9:04 pm

    Good call on the low sodium soy. Regular soy sauce makes my hands swell up like a mack truck!

  • Whitney January 29, 2011, 9:06 pm

    The cookie photo is classic! Made me laugh out loud!!!

    Feel better soon!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 29, 2011, 9:08 pm

    Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! Your tummy probably just feels out of whack from traveling. Mine always does!

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty January 29, 2011, 9:14 pm

    Try some peppermint tea or peppermint candy for your stomach. It will help calm it down!

  • Parita@myinnershakti January 29, 2011, 9:17 pm

    Aww…I hope you feel better soon! By the way, that cookie looks delicious! Also, when you go out to eat sushi, do you have to custom order your rolls or are those veggie rolls listed on the menu? I’ve never seen such creative rolls before.

    • Caitlin January 30, 2011, 11:00 am

      They are custom ordered – Cowfish has a really awesome selection.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit January 29, 2011, 9:35 pm

    That sushi looks awesome! I was skeptical about sushi w/fried things in it at first, but I tried a roll w/sweet potato fries in it and I was convinced 🙂

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) January 29, 2011, 9:43 pm

    Awwww feel better!!!!!! 🙁 Glad you made it home safe!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations January 29, 2011, 9:49 pm

    Oh, your post title makes me homesick. Dayton is where I fly in when I visit home. And that cookie looks delectable.

  • maria @ Chasing the Now January 29, 2011, 9:50 pm

    Feel better soon! I love soysauce and use a lot when I eat sushi, so I buy low-sodium.

  • Jenn January 29, 2011, 9:51 pm

    wow i’ve never seen miso soup with mushrooms but i wish they had it that way around here because i loooove them!

  • Katie January 29, 2011, 9:55 pm

    Water! you might be dehydrated from all the soy sauce and flying??

    • Caitlin January 30, 2011, 11:01 am

      I think you’re right!

  • erica January 29, 2011, 10:00 pm

    hope you feel better soon!

  • Leila @ Spinach and Skittles January 29, 2011, 10:06 pm

    Uggh I hate flight delays. But that cookie looks like a fun distraction 🙂

  • Lizz @ Leading the Good Life January 29, 2011, 10:11 pm

    I’ve never seen so many mushrooms in miso soup before! Glad they were good!

    Hope you feel better soon.

  • Cathy K January 29, 2011, 10:15 pm

    hope you’re feeling better! maybe pj’s + tv will be just the medicine you need!
    i’ve found that i get a sore stomache when i’m dehydrated…after your a.m. w/o + flying, perhaps that’s behind your tummy woes?? take care!

  • Baking 'n' Books January 29, 2011, 10:41 pm

    Try a hot pack to your stomach maybe? I try that sometimes because I have no digestion anymore it seems 🙁

    LOVIN’ that cookie! 🙂

  • Stephanie@Thorns Have Roses January 29, 2011, 10:45 pm

    That vegetarian roll looks sooo good. 🙂 Get some rest!

  • Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman January 29, 2011, 10:51 pm

    Oooh that sushi looks so fresh and delicious!

  • Kiran January 29, 2011, 11:07 pm

    I’m so anxious to try sushi now!
    Hope you feel better soon, darn stomachache!

  • Maren January 29, 2011, 11:13 pm

    I went to a place called Noodles & Co. and the cashier told me I could take a cookie for free and it was totally the size of your face!! but I had a million cookies last night so I didn’t even feel like it…now I wish I would have!!

    Hope you feel better in the morning!! Get some rest!

  • Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner January 29, 2011, 11:33 pm

    I’m sorry your stomach is bothering you. Your sushi looks to die for! Did the beets complement the other veggies in it?

    • Caitlin January 30, 2011, 11:01 am

      Yes… I think beets are such a good sushi addition

  • kate January 30, 2011, 1:24 am

    Hopefully youre feeling better tomorrow so you can enjoy your Sunday!

  • Gill (snaxandthecity) January 30, 2011, 4:38 am

    glad you got home safe eventually! sorry you aren’t feeling well – i got food poisoning from sushi once so i am always suspicious!

  • jassy January 30, 2011, 6:07 am

    i don’t really like sushi but i like soy sauce…is that kikkoman? 🙂

    that cookie is big 🙂

    that wrap reminds be to finally embrace healthy living…hopefully it becomes a reality 🙂

  • Kara January 30, 2011, 6:27 am

    My stomach always gets wonky when I travel, I’m sure you’ll feel better tomorrow. Unless you got the plague from a fellow traveler…. 🙂

    I ate a piece of cake the size of my face last night, so I applaud your cookie decision

  • Little Bookworm January 30, 2011, 6:33 am

    Hope your stomach feels better soon!

  • Anonymous Me January 30, 2011, 7:39 am

    @Kara – Shut up with wonky!!! I say that all the time! I live in Scotland now (for grad school), and I get the strangest looks when I use that word! 🙂

    Caitlin, this has absolutely nothing to do with your post, and I hesitate to bring it up b/c it’s on Marie Claire’s site, but I just read this article (In case the link doesn’t show up, it’s about girls/women who are force fed to become fat in Mauritania [Africa]). I thought it might interest you and your readers.

    Anyhoo…I really enjoy your blog! 🙂

    ~ Me

    • Caitlin January 30, 2011, 11:03 am

      I’ve read about that culture too.. pretty crazy huh.

  • Ashley January 30, 2011, 10:52 am

    Aw I hope you feel better! I love cookies the size of my head :d

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged January 30, 2011, 11:58 am

    That miso looks so loaded, thats incredible! The only times Ive ever gotten it, it’s been skimpy and merh, but I can imagine how yummy it would be if it was full like yours!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales January 30, 2011, 1:14 pm

    Spring is SO around the corner… I can feel it!

  • Amber K January 30, 2011, 1:20 pm

    I hope you feel better! I’ve been having stomach pains for the last week which turned out to be the stomach flu.

  • Lacey @ Lake Life January 30, 2011, 1:32 pm

    That wrap looks good- what is dal? P.S. Hope you’re feeling better!

  • MightyMite Runner January 30, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Tofu interacts with my thyroid meds so I ask for miso soup sans tofu. 🙂 that looks better than any miso soup I’ve ever had though!!! Hope you’re feeling better. 🙁

  • Allison January 30, 2011, 2:29 pm

    I love, love, love mushrooms, but I’ve never see them in miso soup before! I feel cheated 🙂 I am inspired to go hunting for miso soup with mushrooms…or maybe I’ll just try making my own.

  • Jessi @ Quirky Cookery January 31, 2011, 2:17 pm

    I’ve never had miso soup with mushrooms before. I’ve never even seen it like that before! I do love miso soup, though, and that looks delicious.

    So does that cookie. *drools*

  • shan February 3, 2011, 1:30 pm

    thank you SO much for this post! i never thought of having a wrap with dal in it, but i recreated that whole foods wrap today for my lunch and it was divine — and the perfect, portable way to use leftovers.

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