Dreary Day

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It is super dreary out today.  I think this is going to derail my plans for an afternoon run; it’s that cold and rainy.  Is it raining where you are?


Of course, the rainy weather meant I was definitely in the mood to buckle down and get a ton of work ton.


I took a break to eat leftover vegetarian sushi for Lunch #1.  Tastes better the next day!



And one of my duties as the office secretary is to bring the boys (aka Husband and father-in-law) lunch every day when they are working together.  I mostly do this to stop them for ordering out all the time.  🙂


Since I’m going to be around for a while, I also brought a nice salad as Lunch #2.  I’ve been trying to reuse take-out containers to be a little more environmentally friendly.



In the mix:  spinach, romaine, celery, carrots, sprouts, and balsamic.  Hey, veggies!


Something fun – I recently recorded a Podcast with Coach Radio, a small business support website.   You can listen to it here.  I talk about giving opportunities the room to grow and getting over crushing self-doubt (my biggest weakness, actually!). 


Quote of the day: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”  🙂



  • Leanne (For Health's Sake) February 4, 2011, 1:39 pm

    I love the quote 🙂

    & way to go on reusing containers!

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 4, 2011, 1:45 pm

    It is actually pretty sunny here in MN! But we’ve had so many dreary days lately, I think we deserve a good one today 🙂

    How cool about the podcast — I’ll have to listen to it when I get home!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin February 4, 2011, 1:46 pm

    I try to reuse takeout containers too. It also saves money from buying tupperware.

    Can’t wait to hear the podcast. Thanks for sharing!

  • VeggieGirl February 4, 2011, 1:50 pm

    The sun is out here for the first time this week – hope it comes out for you soon!

    LOVE that quote at the end.

  • Eliz@The Sweet Life February 4, 2011, 1:50 pm

    Not raining but cold enough to wish you didn’t have to go outside! Sushi looks yummy. Stay cozy!

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun February 4, 2011, 1:51 pm

    It is nasty here today. Just rainy and cold and gross. Spring…where are you?

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 4, 2011, 1:51 pm

    I just bought a glass Pyrex set so I can stop using the crappy plastic stuff. I have a lunchbox and often just throw food in there without baggies or anything. No need, if it’s just sitting in my lunchbox on the fridge!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) February 4, 2011, 1:53 pm

    I love that quote! I definitely understand it these days…

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty February 4, 2011, 1:53 pm

    What a nice quote! I also think leftover vegetarian sushi tastes the best!

  • Baking 'n' Books February 4, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Thanks for the link to the podcast. Will check that out – sounds like I could use it!

    I reallllllllllllllllllly like that quote! Going to post that one up to look at everyday. So PERFECTLY writes where I “am” in life right now!

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. February 4, 2011, 1:55 pm

    It’s sunny but cold (21 degrees!) here in Grand Rapids…sunshine is a welcome change after a blizzard a couple days ago!

  • megan @ blackberries for jam February 4, 2011, 1:55 pm

    Major bonus of vegetarian sushi: no need to worry about raw fish spoiling the next day! It’s great you’re making the most of a dreary day and getting a lot done!

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! February 4, 2011, 1:56 pm

    You’re such a great secretary! What lucky guys. It is actually beautiful here–sunny, a little chilly–but I’m thinking about everyone else suffering from bad weather blues. I hope you have a great day!

  • Katy @ RecipeCan February 4, 2011, 1:57 pm

    I just had sushi too! In my opinion, it is a perfect lunch. I would eat it every day if I could afford to.

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 4, 2011, 1:58 pm

    Luckily the weather here is gorgeous and sunny

  • Kelly February 4, 2011, 1:58 pm

    It’s not raining here yet, but it will be tonight! Your weather is coming this way.

  • Lisa February 4, 2011, 1:59 pm

    We’ve had a break from rain here in Portland…for about 2 weeks. I think that is coming to an end soon. 🙁

  • mary (what's cookin' with mary) February 4, 2011, 2:00 pm

    Chilly, but not raining… kinda wish it was lightly raining since I’m stuck ‘resting’ my back today… BOO for back pain 🙁

  • Sara (Miles and Manhattan) February 4, 2011, 2:03 pm

    Sunny for once in NYC!! But freezing. Sigh

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans February 4, 2011, 2:05 pm

    That just increased my craving for sushi by about 100%!

    • Caitlin February 5, 2011, 12:27 am

      That’s my job!

  • Kristen February 4, 2011, 2:07 pm

    It’s freezing cold and SNOWING here in DALLAS! Check out my blog for pictures! I work in a school and school has been cancelled for the past 4 days! Talk about cabin fever! I don’t know how people in the north do this all winter!

    • Jazz February 4, 2011, 2:14 pm

      Haha, we have snow plows!

      • Kristen February 4, 2011, 2:17 pm

        ah, this is true! we are very inadequately prepared. bummer for all those in town for the superbowl… the city is basically shut down!

        • Jazz February 4, 2011, 2:25 pm

          Yeah! I have family down there (I’m in Canada), and they havn’t gone to work (or outside) for 4 days! Meanwhile we’ve been trudging to work in -40…

  • Erinn February 4, 2011, 2:07 pm

    George Harrison quote!

  • Kristen February 4, 2011, 2:07 pm

    It is definitely not raining where I am- though rain might help melt all the snow! I wish it was warm enough to rain…

    I like the idea of re-using that kind of takeout container. I’ve never thought of that before.

  • Katie @ peacebeme February 4, 2011, 2:08 pm

    I don’t get the meaning of this quote today…what are you thinking?

    I like the idea of re-using takeout containers too, honestly never thought of that. I think tupperware in itself is good too.

    • Katie @ peacebeme February 4, 2011, 2:14 pm

      I mean what are you thinking about what the meaning is? 🙂

      • Caitlin February 5, 2011, 12:29 am

        I think it means if you dont know what you want to do, dont stress because you’ll end up where you are suppose to.

  • Marina February 4, 2011, 2:08 pm

    Sushi is awesome, I bet the vegetarian one tastes great the day after.
    It’s finally a bit warmer over here. Can’t wait for spring to come

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 4, 2011, 2:09 pm

    Such a great quote! No snow here-actually lots of sunshine 😀

  • Melissa @ Running with Needles February 4, 2011, 2:11 pm

    It’s not raining where I am, but we have 20 inches of snow on the ground from the blizzard earlier this week! So, no outside runs for me for a while.

  • Kacy February 4, 2011, 2:13 pm

    It’s snowing here. I’d prefer rain, but cold rain is quite miserable!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations February 4, 2011, 2:15 pm

    Ooh, that sushi looks good! Yes, it’s dreary where I am. In fact, it’s snowing again in Little Rock (so unusual), and we got to leave work at noon.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 4, 2011, 2:26 pm

    It is so cold and rainy here in Atlanta. I really need some sunshine here!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 4, 2011, 2:29 pm

    The weather is pretty rubbishy here today as well.. cloudy, cold… can it be spring soon??! The Husband and father in law are very lucky to have you bringing them such delicious lunches!

  • Kiran February 4, 2011, 2:36 pm

    The weather is absolutely awesome in Florida, thank god! And look at those sushi. I want some 🙂

  • ashley February 4, 2011, 2:37 pm

    Mmm, those rolls look so good! I’m not vegetarian but I wish there were more veggie options at the sushi places around me, you’d think in San Diego we’d have em but it doesn’t really get more exciting than a cucumber roll for veggie options.

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) February 4, 2011, 2:47 pm

    Those pictures of the sushi make me crave it. Thankfully my husband and I have plans to go out for sushi tomorrow night!! 🙂

  • eliza February 4, 2011, 2:48 pm

    just wanted to tell you thank you thank you for the last post about wearing your hair up or down for an interview. I literally JUST had an interview (at 2 TODAY) so I found it to be GOOD LUCK when I read your post about how to wear your hair. You read my mind completely today!!!!

    • Caitlin February 5, 2011, 12:30 am

      i hope it went well!!

  • Allie February 4, 2011, 2:52 pm

    Sorry about the rain :/ it is fairly sunny in Pgh for once haha. Left over lunches are awesome and I like your quote of the day !

  • christina cadden February 4, 2011, 3:11 pm

    I think it is dreary everywhere! Well, maybe not Hawaii!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 4, 2011, 3:19 pm

    It started out cloudy this morning, but it’s sunny now- and supposed to be 75 tomorrow!

  • Annette February 4, 2011, 3:24 pm

    I want leftover sushi for lunch…..boo 🙁 Lucky you, girlfriend!!

  • Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) February 4, 2011, 3:39 pm

    No rain here in San Diego. New to your blog. Hi! 🙂

    • Caitlin February 4, 2011, 5:13 pm


  • Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews February 4, 2011, 3:46 pm

    That’s so cute that you bring them their lunch everyday! What a great wife and daughter-in-law.

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 4, 2011, 3:49 pm

    reusing containers…thank you for doing it,and mentioning it! 🙂

  • Maria February 4, 2011, 4:03 pm

    It’s dreary in TN too 🙁 I love that quote though!

  • amanda February 4, 2011, 4:22 pm

    It’s actually cold and snowy here, so I went for a run anyway. It is hardly ever snoy here, so it was tons of fun!!

  • Ashley February 4, 2011, 4:30 pm

    I dreary in eastern NC too. bleh.

  • annie February 4, 2011, 4:33 pm

    Oh I love sushi! Yours looks especially delicious!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 4, 2011, 4:40 pm

    Great quote! Sorry for the dreary day 🙁

  • Lili February 4, 2011, 4:42 pm

    I will listen to the podcast!
    I’m in San Diego. It’s nice (hmm a little chilly in the shade) and sunny here!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous February 4, 2011, 5:01 pm

    Random question…

    That salad looks pretty basic. Do you actually LIKE the taste of it or do you mostly like that it’s good for you? There are certain veggies I truly enjoy, but sometimes I find myself eating vegs bc they are good for me, in hopes that I will EVENTUALLY like the way they taste. Is this a weird/wrong mindset to have??

    • Caitlin February 4, 2011, 5:15 pm

      I do like the taste of veg now but I definitely had to train myself to like them – I think its just a matter of finding what recipes suit your taste buds!

  • Wendy February 4, 2011, 5:03 pm

    I do not care for the weather. I live in Chapel Hill/Carrboro and it’s the same here. I did get out and do my run 6:30 in the morning (9 miles in sleet then rain, with a headlamp in the forest). Felt totally empowered after the rain, couldn’t believe we did it! I love running so far. The furthest I’ve run is 1500meters before I randomly decided I was gonna train for a half marathon (I swear it’s not new year’s resolution and just happened to be one day before the new years :p) I hated running before simply because I had bad knees. In my previous life when I got to ski 3 days a week, I decided to save my knees for making turns. But after moving to NC, skiing is not an option anymore, biking is too cold in the winter… so I started running! I love it! I love doing a new sports… every day is a new adventure… every mile is a new territory… and I so enjoyed seeing the pace going up with mileage too!! 😀 One other thing, I love your blog! You’re such an adorable person and full of positive energy! Keep it up!

    • Caitlin February 4, 2011, 5:16 pm

      Thank you so much and good luck with half training!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 4, 2011, 5:22 pm

    It’s freezing rain here, too! Had to settle for the dreadmill this morning.

  • Kara February 4, 2011, 5:25 pm

    That quote reminds me of the one “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”

    I’m running in that rain tomorrow morning (14 miles!) and I’m not looking forward to it. Maybe it will make me feel hardcore? 🙂

  • Teri @BeePie Runs February 4, 2011, 5:31 pm

    It’s rainy, cold and super dreary here too. I used it as an excuse to lay on my couch all afternoon. Of course, I did get in my 6 miles at the gym this morning, so I didn’t feel too guilty 😉

  • Parita@myinnershakti February 4, 2011, 5:52 pm

    That weather doesn’t look fun. 🙁 Hope you got some work done! Can’t wait to listen to your podcast!

  • Cindy February 4, 2011, 6:00 pm

    It poured all day here in Glasgow, Scotland! Not to mention the crazy wind that has been rattling my windows for 2 days! Stay dry!

  • Katherine: Unemployed February 4, 2011, 6:16 pm

    great food there; love all the greens

  • Ashleigh February 4, 2011, 6:40 pm

    If it makes you feel any better I live in Australia and we’re in the middle of summer and its raining today :]

  • Camille February 4, 2011, 7:01 pm

    I love that beautiful rain 🙂 And beautiful veggie sushi! Yum!

  • LauraJayne February 4, 2011, 7:13 pm

    I need your motivation – I have a TON of work to do, but I can’t seem to find the motivation to even start it! I need motivation help!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 4, 2011, 10:18 pm

    I love this quote! 😀 The weather has been dreary here in Florida too. 🙁

  • jassy February 4, 2011, 10:42 pm

    it’s not really raining here but it is cold and to think this is a tropical country. 🙂

    it’s nice when you have your own business right? like your father and husband working together. you can always advertise your business through this blog 🙂

  • Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 4, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Your quote reminded my of Alice in Wonderland, when Alice asks the Chesher (is that spelled right?) which path she should take.
    He replies “It depends on where you want to go.”
    “It doesn’t really matter.”
    “Then it doesn’t matter which path you take.”

    Your sushi looks awesome!!

  • Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 4, 2011, 10:51 pm

    Oops. I meant:

    Your quote reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, when Alice asks the Chesher (is that spelled right?) Cat which path she should take.

    He replies “It depends on where you want to go.”
    “It doesn’t really matter.”
    “Then it doesn’t matter which path you take.”

  • elizabeth February 6, 2011, 12:55 am

    There is SNOW and it is freezing in Wisconsin! And there was snow in Texas, where my family lives.

    I really love that quote! It came at a time when it means a lot to me!

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