Modified Boot Camp

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The start to every single road trip that I’ve ever been on with the Husband starts like this:  We agree to leave at a certain time, but it’s actually a fake time, because we know we won’t REALLY leave until at least an hour after the real time.  So we say 1:00 but we mean 2:00.  🙂


We actually had a fake start time on our wedding invitations!  We said 4:15 but it was really starting at 4:30.


Heh.  🙂 Anyway, we’re off to Atlanta to pick up the Husband’s sister-in-law from the airport (she’s moving from London to Charlotte).   It’s a long drive there and back, and we’re doing it in one day.


A quick lunch:  Chobani, fruit salad, and almond butter toast.  We are running LOW on food!!


It was tasty. :)  My two favorite things:  Vanilla Chobani and Justin’s Almond Butter with Maple.  Mmm, mmm.



I also squeezed in a quick workout since I’ll be sitting on my bootay in the car for 9 hours today!


I did a Modified Boot Camp and a 2.0 mile run (to test out my knee – so far, so good!).  It was a Modified Boot Camp because Terrieha’s original plan has a lot of lunges, which I thought might be pushing my luck with my sore IT band. 


Instead, I took each ab and arm exercise and create one long circuit, which I did twice.  I did about 12 – 30 reps of each move.


  • Push-up Walks 
  • MB Push-ups
  • Bench Dips
  • Shoulder Touches
  • Single Leg Bridge               
  • Push-up w/ Turnout
  • Sprinter/Sprinter/Suitcase
  • RB Arm Series
  • Bicycles
  • Hip Raise w/ Leg Lower
  • MB Chops   
  • Heel Touches
  • 3-level Crunches


All of the moves are demo-ed on Terrieha’s YouTube station


Pretty cool, right?  I love the Boot Camp program so far (been at it for a week!).


And… we’re off (for real this time!)



  • Jen March 14, 2011, 1:56 pm

    Great workout!!!

  • Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) March 14, 2011, 2:01 pm

    I have never tried the Vanilla Chobani, but have one in the refrigerator now! I’m excited about it!

    • Maggie March 14, 2011, 4:48 pm

      Have you tried it like? What’s it like? I’m curious to try it but tentative!

      • Amber K March 15, 2011, 10:13 am

        Absolutely amazing! Well, at least I think so. Chobani is my favorite!!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing March 14, 2011, 2:05 pm

    Fake times work the best! And I think I’m making my own cream cheese mix-in’s for lunch.

    P.S. Made your pickles last night – FAB

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 14, 2011, 2:07 pm

    Have a safe trip!!

    I love that you had a fake time on your wedding invitations!! hysterical!

  • megan @ blackberries for jam March 14, 2011, 2:08 pm

    My husband has to give me a fake time for everything because I am hopelessly late, always! I kind of backfires, though, because I always assume he builds in a little time cushion. Enjoy your trip to Atlanta – my hometown!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 14, 2011, 2:08 pm

    I love your wedding invitations! We’re doing a destination wedding and these look really cute.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 14, 2011, 2:09 pm

    Oooh this sounds like fun! I think I’m going to watch the video and do the workout when I get home tonight. Thanks Caitlin, and have a safe drive! 🙂

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) March 14, 2011, 2:09 pm

    I have a chronically late friend. Over the years, we learned to give him a “fake time” for everything so we don’t start fuming.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 14, 2011, 2:10 pm

    I love boot camp type classes 🙂 This one looks super fun! Have a great trip….and your fruit salad looks super yummy!!

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 14, 2011, 2:13 pm

    That is what I’ve been doing — upper body strength work since my legs have been kind of sore.

    I’m glad your 2 mile run went well — hopefully your legs just needed a little rest.

  • Melissa March 14, 2011, 2:14 pm

    Our local store finally got Chobani and I am hooked. LOVE the peach kind! My daughter (3 years old) is obsessed with the blueberry as her night time snack.
    I would have never tried it if I hadn’t saw it here first!

    • Caitlin March 15, 2011, 10:32 am

      Have you seen the lemon kind?

  • sarah (sarah learns) March 14, 2011, 2:14 pm

    i love your wedding invites! i’m working on designing mine right now and it’s SO HARD! yours are gorgeous though!

  • Little Bookworm March 14, 2011, 2:15 pm

    Have a safe trip!

  • Carolyn @ Lovin' Losing March 14, 2011, 2:15 pm

    Have a safe strip and have fun!

  • Jennie March 14, 2011, 2:20 pm

    I’m laughing so hard right now. When I read the title on the video window, I thought it said, “Sphincter, Sphincter, Suitcase.” I had to watch it because I was like “WTH are you doing?!?!” 😀 Haha…Then, when she said the exercise name, it all made sense. LOL

    I thought of you this weekend because I messed up my back on Friday and had to drop out of a race yesterday. 🙁 I was so bummed. It was going to be my longest distance yet (an 8K). But I was like, “I know Caitlyn has had to drop out before…it’s not the end of the world.”

  • Jennie March 14, 2011, 2:21 pm

    Gah! Sorry – spelled your name wrong. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves when people do it to me, so I apologize. 😛

  • Cyndi March 14, 2011, 2:26 pm

    Hey – meant to send this the first day you mentioned IT Band issues: not sure exactly what your running schedule has been but from your posts it seems that your long runs made a big increase, I think it was from 8 to 12. That is what usually aggravates my ITBand – too much too soon. Mine took me out of my first marathon attempt. I tried to take it easy and train “easy” but it would only get worse. I needed to take 100% rest, luckily it was Christmas and we were out of town. I was still upset but at least I was with family and super-busy. Plus it snowed over 2 feet where we were – would’ve made it hard to continue training. I’m after another this fall!!! Hope you heal quickly!

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 14, 2011, 2:28 pm

    Fake times are the best! I even set the clocks in my house fast in an effort to be more punctual.

    Enjoy Atlanta! I’m staring at the skyline from my office window now – gorgeous day!

  • Johanna B March 14, 2011, 2:30 pm

    I like to put a couple of shakes of cinnamon in my vanilla chobani – but then I’m crazy about cinnamon and it’s good for my blood sugar.

  • Ashley March 14, 2011, 2:43 pm

    haha, we totally do the “fake start” time, too! I wish we would’ve thought about the fake start for the wedding invite! We put the real start & because the ceremony was outside (i.e., no door to shut so stragglers stay OUT), there were people who kept showing up as the ceremony was in progress. They were respectful & stood out in the back so they weren’t distracting, but still….could’ve benefited from a fake start time!

  • Runeatrepeat March 14, 2011, 2:47 pm

    I wish people would give me fake start times for stuff because I’m ALWAYS late 🙁 It’s def one of the biggest character flaws I’m working on these days.

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 14, 2011, 3:18 pm

    Thats a long drive! My dad has always done the same thing. ‘I’ll be there in an hour’ usually means I’ll be there in 3 hours.

  • Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen March 14, 2011, 3:22 pm

    Hahaha! My husband and I do the exact same thing with the fake times!! It’s a great system, actually 🙂

  • Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East March 14, 2011, 3:51 pm

    The fake time is totally hilarious. My husband is always late so usually if I want to be some where at a certain time, I tell him we have to be there 30 minutes before, which usually puts us where we need to be on time. Have a great time in Atlanta!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 14, 2011, 3:54 pm

    We do fake times here too. My son has actually started doing it to us when he has his concerts. I think it’s a good thing though. At least you know you will be there on time! Have a safe trip.

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 14, 2011, 3:59 pm

    I love that you took the time to stay on your health track before going out for the day. I tend to let it slide, whoops!

  • Kiran March 14, 2011, 4:00 pm

    Haha! Me and the Hubby are the same in timing 🙂 Have a fun road trip!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales March 14, 2011, 4:03 pm

    Haaaa, too funny! Ryan does the “fake-time” thing with me.. too. I’ve caught on, though.

  • Chelsey (Cookteen) March 14, 2011, 4:13 pm

    So glad I saw her site, I was so confused on some of the moves! Hehe and How often do you do the routine?

  • Maggie March 14, 2011, 4:50 pm

    Were guests annoyed at all once they figured out the start-time was a fake-out anti-straggler measure? If not… maybe we’ll do that for ours!

  • Kara March 14, 2011, 4:54 pm

    My husband and I are the opposite. If I tell him that we’re leaving at 10am, he is ready to go by 9:55am. I guess I can thank the USMC for that 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 14, 2011, 5:14 pm

    hehe it sounds an awful lot like Mr BBB’s and my ‘leave’ times 🙂

  • Meaghan March 14, 2011, 5:37 pm

    I tried running outside for the first time today! What a rush- although I am not in shape, it left me feeling good! 🙂 Thanks for your inspiration!

  • Elizabeth March 14, 2011, 6:03 pm

    Just found your blog for the first time today, I’ve really enjoyed scanning & I can’t wait till I have a few extra minutes to read more. I enjoy running and healthy foods as well, I’m writing my thesis on an eating lifestyle to try to prevent health problems. Your blog will definitely be on my blogroll now. Thanks for the wonderful reading!

  • Courtney March 14, 2011, 6:17 pm

    Yum! vanilla chobani and maple almond butter are my favs too 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 14, 2011, 7:20 pm

    I think I’m going to give that bootcamp a try! I’ve been getting bored with my usual workouts lately.

    Have a safe trip!

  • Jolene ( March 14, 2011, 7:25 pm

    We have fake times for road trips, etc. too!!! Hahaha!! That is funny 🙂

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef March 14, 2011, 7:36 pm

    so we didn’t use those wedding invites but they were in the running! too funny- we got married in may 2009 so just a little after you two 🙂

  • Parita @ myinnershakti March 14, 2011, 8:27 pm

    Indians have a special term for those times when people arrive late to event – IST (Indian Standard Time)! LOL! Have fun in Atlanta!

    P.S. Lotta Frutta is close to the airport. 🙂

  • chelsea March 14, 2011, 8:29 pm

    I love the boot camp idea. So good you’ve stuck to it for a week so far! Have fun in Atlanta!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 14, 2011, 8:50 pm

    haha I love the “fake time” thing – my Husband must be living in his own fake time world!!!!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit March 14, 2011, 9:02 pm

    Fake start time… that’s hilarious.

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In March 14, 2011, 9:05 pm

    We have fake leaving times too! Mostly because my brothers are so slow…I’m always ready and waiting on them!
    We even set our house clocks fast on purpose..

  • Ash Bear March 14, 2011, 9:24 pm

    Have fun in Atlanta! I can’t wait to see what you all do. I definitely have a fake leaving time for runs with a real goal in mind too. This weekend I said I’d leave at 9 but knew I could leave as late as 10. 🙂

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence March 14, 2011, 9:24 pm

    Haha I love that you had a fake time on your wedding invites!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 14, 2011, 9:52 pm

    I always tell my family the wrong time on purpose- they are ALWAYS late!

  • Alyssa March 14, 2011, 10:12 pm

    We operate on fake time too, it’s pretty much a known fact with our family and my mom’s side 🙂

    Atlanta? Could she not fly in to a closer airport? At least Atlanta is a good road trip destination 🙂

  • Karolina March 14, 2011, 10:47 pm

    I totally get the time thing. I have a few people close to me that can’t do time appropriately, so I always tell them the wrong time, so we leave at the right time without me panicking or stressing!

  • Amber K March 15, 2011, 10:15 am

    My mom is the opposite! She’ll say lunch is at say, noon, and then will be calling me at 11:45 with “Hey, where are you??” Because she always shows up to things at least half an hour early. We always have to remember to substract time from whatever time she gives!

  • Sam (the neurotic yogini) March 15, 2011, 12:46 pm

    you’re workouts make me tired! i seriously don’t know how you manage girl! any tips on keeping your energy up?!

    • Caitlin March 15, 2011, 12:47 pm

      Sleep 🙂 and Coffee!

  • Sam (the neurotic yogini) March 15, 2011, 12:47 pm

    your* haha i am horrible w/ grammar today!

  • Emily March 16, 2011, 5:55 pm

    I think Vanilla holds a special place in your heart. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen you stray to a different flavor! 😉

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 7:38 pm

      Once i tried pineapple and pomegrante 🙂

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  • Sandy August 6, 2011, 12:36 pm

    this looks like a good workout. check out rebel race if u want to see the ultimate boot camp cross country race!

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