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It’s raining, it’s pouring…


… It’s not going to stop me from going on a run.  🙂


I’m unveiling something exciting tomorrow or Tuesday.  I’m adding a self-directed Boot Camp designed by Terrieha to my workout regimen.  I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do a boot camp but they are always pretty pricey (and at 6 AM – I don’t roll like that).  A self-directed Boot Camp is the perfect solution!  I’m going to try it out today, too, so I’ll let you know how it goes!


A light breakfast because I’m about to dash out of the door for a workout:


An egg, spinach, and goat cheese breakfast sammie on whole wheat:


In other news…


I think I’m booking a tropical vacation today!!!!



  • Andi March 6, 2011, 10:31 am

    You go girl!!!

    I’m excited to hear about our bootcamp… I think I could defantily jump on that train

    Happy Sunday

    • Andi March 6, 2011, 10:32 am

      Your… Not our! Althougggghhhh, maybe that was a sign

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 6, 2011, 10:34 am

    Enjoy your run in the rain! I love the idea of adding a boot camp to your routine — I can’t wait to see what sort of things you’ll be doing.

    And a tropical vacation? I so wish I was booking one too!

  • Claire March 6, 2011, 10:37 am

    Where are you going on your vacation?? I’m sure you’ll tell us…but please tell us soon that I can begin living vicariously through you.

  • Mary March 6, 2011, 10:37 am

    It’s raining in raleigh today too… Thank you for kicking my butt out the door to go run in it. I really didnt want to, but I think that puddle hopping could be fun 🙂 enjoy your run!

  • megan @ blackberries for jam March 6, 2011, 10:44 am

    Running in the rain is the best! I find it very calming, and it makes me feel hard-core!

  • AJ @ Flowing to Fifty March 6, 2011, 10:45 am

    Enjoy the rain – which I know you like running in – because it’s snowing here!! I like the bootcamp idea but how do I make myself do it alone?

    Yeah for tropical vacations. You go, girl!

  • Susan March 6, 2011, 10:51 am

    I’ve never run in the rain, and I’ve always thought that I wouldn’t like it. I’ll have to trust + try soon!

  • Jen March 6, 2011, 10:53 am

    Oooh a tropical vacation! I could use one of those, it’s snowing AGAIN here in western New York haha.

  • jen @ taste life March 6, 2011, 10:57 am

    Yeah, it’s snowing here. No running outside for me! Also, are you really booking a tropical vaca today? is it okay for that to make me feel insanely jealous?

  • Darcy @ She Sings at the Table March 6, 2011, 11:06 am

    Ahhhh it gives me hope for spring to see that picture of the cute little pansies! (No pansies yet in Iowa–it’s freezing–but soon!)

  • Baking 'n' Books March 6, 2011, 11:07 am

    Oh God…Va-Ca-Tion…what is that? 😉

    Where are you planning!?

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) March 6, 2011, 11:11 am

    I would take rain over snow any day! Sadly, I will be running with snow all around me this morning.

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) March 6, 2011, 11:12 am

    Oooo I can’t wait to hear where you are going! 😀 Have a great day!

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty March 6, 2011, 11:13 am

    yay for a tropical vacation!! Congrats!

  • Jess March 6, 2011, 11:18 am

    I’m curious to hear about the bootcamp. One meets across from my house everyday, and I always think: “I should sign up!”

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 6, 2011, 11:18 am

    I’m trying so hard to motivate to go run… thanks for the blog-spiration.

    A tropical vacation would be the perfect motivator. 🙂

  • Heather C March 6, 2011, 11:20 am

    Vacations are the best, gives us something to look forward too!
    If you need help, just “shout”, heather@classtvl.com 🙂

  • Michelle March 6, 2011, 11:20 am

    My husband and I went on an all-inclusive trip to Mexico last month at a 5 star resort. Gorgeous! I totally recommend it. The trip got me away from the rainy WA weather for 8 glorious days.

  • Melanie @ Trial By Trail March 6, 2011, 11:39 am

    Tropical vacation sounds amazing! Where you going?

    • Caitlin March 6, 2011, 5:59 pm

      The Dominican Republic!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 6, 2011, 11:43 am

    The sandwich looks like perfect fuel! I have been lovin’ my B vitamins in the form of eggs lately! Enjoy your run!

  • Michelle March 6, 2011, 11:43 am

    ohhhh can’t wait to hear where you’re going! 🙂

    Have you ever heard of bPositiveproject.com? They have been popping up around races in Boston and they remind a bit of Operation Beautiful! I got a shirt at my race today that says “The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.” 🙂

    Hope you had a good run!

    • Caitlin March 6, 2011, 5:58 pm

      What a very cool concept. I want one!

  • Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) March 6, 2011, 11:43 am

    Tropical Vacation!! Can I come? jk, but seriously. lol I’m trying to make a trip out to Costa Rica this summer 🙂

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life March 6, 2011, 11:49 am

    Tropical vacation?! I’m jealous!

    That’s awesome about the boot camp, can’t wait to hear about it!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit March 6, 2011, 11:58 am

    That’s so exciting! I wish I were going somewhere tropical. Can’t wait to hear what your destination is!

  • Stacey March 6, 2011, 12:00 pm

    Ooh, a tropical vacation! I can’t wait to find out where you’re going.

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews March 6, 2011, 12:00 pm

    Running in the rain! You are such a dedicated runner : )

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) March 6, 2011, 12:06 pm

    It was like a summer day here in So Cal yesterday. B and I hosed off the back patio and enjoyed some of the warm weather with a couple maker’s and coke’s 🙂

    I love the rain though… a nice change sometimes. I also love being productive in the house when that happens… or play some battlefield 😉

  • Ashley March 6, 2011, 12:21 pm

    That was a lot of news packed into such a small post. Good luck on your run! I can’t wait to here about the boot camp, and definitely deserve a vacation!

  • Becca@Start Over From Scratch March 6, 2011, 12:22 pm

    Enjoy your bootcamp workout! I’ve always wanted to do them but they are actually too late for me! haha I have to be at school in full pressed uniform by 645, its just not doable! Perfect crappy day to book a tropical vacay!!!

  • Ashley March 6, 2011, 12:26 pm

    ahhhh!!!! So jealous about the tropical vacay! Where are you going? I need details so I can live vicariously through you! : )

  • Natalia - a side of simple March 6, 2011, 12:31 pm

    Wooohoo!! Sign me up for a tropical vacation 🙂 Warmer weather cannot come fast enough for me!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales March 6, 2011, 12:41 pm

    I’m totally interested in this boot camp thing you’ve got goin for yourself…can’t wait to hear about it! And props to you for running in this rain! How do you avoid blisters?

    • Caitlin March 6, 2011, 5:57 pm

      Hmm I never really get blisters but try moleskin!

  • rebecca lustig March 6, 2011, 12:58 pm

    SO JEALOUS. cant wait to see where you end up! good luck with the run

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 6, 2011, 12:59 pm

    Ooh a tropical vacation? Details please! 😀

  • Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free March 6, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Jealous of you’re tropical vacation! I can never run in the rain go you!

  • Lynn March 6, 2011, 1:11 pm

    We all need vacation, but you’ve been talking a lot about saving money, eating in, being more responsible with spending, etc. And a tropical vacation? I’m just not sure how that’s compatible with your (often-stated) goal of saving…?

    • Caitlin March 6, 2011, 5:56 pm

      I save for multiple things, including a vacation.

      Life is short.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 6, 2011, 1:20 pm

    Ooooh, I can’t wait to hear where you’re going! Can I come with? I’ll hide in your suitcase 🙂

  • Teresa (Teresa Tastes & Travels) March 6, 2011, 1:33 pm

    Congrats on your vacation! I *heart* vacations. 🙂

  • Kira March 6, 2011, 1:55 pm

    I love vacations. I’m leaving for South Beach, Miami on the 13!


  • Jess@atasteofconfidence March 6, 2011, 2:21 pm

    Yay! Where are you off to?

  • Kacy March 6, 2011, 2:53 pm

    The bootcamp sounds interesting! And yay for a vaca!!

  • Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy March 6, 2011, 3:03 pm

    yay! I’m excited to hear where you’re going on your tropical vacation!

    looooveee goat cheese on my eggs too!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 6, 2011, 3:24 pm

    FUN! I can’t wait to hear about your boot camp!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 6, 2011, 3:27 pm

    Ohhh a tropical vacation!! Where?! 😀

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 6, 2011, 3:27 pm

    Have a good workout! I so want to know where you’re going on that vacay…. 🙂

  • Amanda March 6, 2011, 3:38 pm

    Went for a run in the rain this morning too! It was so refreshing!! Do you think you can post how you go about drying out your sneakers after a rainy run?? Any tips? I was just doing a 4-miler so I wore my older shoes so that I can use the dry pair for the gym tomorrow!

    • Caitlin March 6, 2011, 5:49 pm

      No way to speed up the drying process beyond patting them with towels to soak up a lot of moisture. If someone else knows of a secret, let me know!

  • Carol March 6, 2011, 3:55 pm

    it’s 3F today, with a headwind, and we did 19km this morning. It had snowed last night, but at least the city was out and had the paths mostly clear…few icy patches here and there. Just adds to the training.
    As for the boot camp, I LOVE mine, but I need that nice trainer telling me what to do, encouraging me to push harder and knowing when to pull me back. Really don’t think I would do well (or at all) on my own. Good luck with it though.

    • Carol March 6, 2011, 3:56 pm

      19km is just shy of 12 miles, BTW.

      • Caitlin March 6, 2011, 5:55 pm

        Way to go!!!

  • Errign March 6, 2011, 4:00 pm

    It’s raining too much here to run outside, which is sad, because I had high hopes for our first day over 40 degrees!

  • Kara March 6, 2011, 4:47 pm

    You should consider Costa Rica, it’s affordable and so beautiful. We did our honeymoon there and would go back in a heartbeat. It’s a perfect vacation spot for active people, we did white water rafting and hiking and a bunch of rain forest stuff! Now I want to go again…right now! 🙂

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef March 6, 2011, 4:54 pm

    i’m so jealous of your vacation! man! sounds fun 🙂

  • Anna @ Doing Good & Living Well March 6, 2011, 5:05 pm

    I had the Starbucks version of your breakfast today (whole wheat wrap with egg whites, feta, spinach, and tomatoes)! More vacay details soon please!!

  • Lauren @ChiGalLauren March 6, 2011, 6:01 pm

    Yay for tropcial vacations!!! Where are you going??

  • Shannon March 6, 2011, 7:42 pm

    That egg spinach and goat cheese sandwich looks phenomenal!!! Can’t wait to make one for myself!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 6, 2011, 8:52 pm

    YUM that breakfast sandwich looks like heaven!

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