Spring Saturday

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Spring has truly arrived in Charlotte.  I spend nearly every morning working on my laptop out on the porch, listening to the birds and feeling the breeze.  I used to say summer was my favorite season, but now that we live in the real South (Florida doesn’t count, trust me), I must say it’s spring!


Pollen and all.  🙂


Breakfast reminded me a bit of cake and ice cream, but it was actually a muffin and Greek yogurt.  Same kind of mushy, creamy texture.


In the bowl:


  • Greek yogurt
  • Crumbled raisin bran muffin (leftover side from the takeout we got last night)
  • Chia seeds
  • Banana


On the agenda:  accompanying the Husband to the driving range so I can video his swing.  The Husband is actually a pretty good golfer!  Since both of my grandfathers were great golfers, I’m hoping our offspring grow up to be genetically gifted golf pros.  😉


I took golf lessons once and I have to say – I had a good swing (although sand pits and I do not get along)!  Genetics, I tell you!  But I find golf to be a little boring, when you play or watch on TV.  No offense to golf lovers – I know people say that about my beloved sports (running + cycling) all the time. Different strokes, different folks (pun intended).


Are you a golfer?



  • Hats @ See How She Runs April 9, 2011, 10:05 am

    I haven’t played golf (apart from crazy/mini golf) and I feel the same way – it just doesn’t hold my attention like other sports do. Velodrome cycling is one of my faves.

  • Molly April 9, 2011, 10:07 am

    Nice form!
    Golf is not my thing either. I need something that gets my blood pumping and leaves the weak behind.

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt April 9, 2011, 10:11 am

    I am a horrible golfer!!! I went to a driving range once, and I actually broken the tee. My husband plays all the time and is pretty good. Unfortunately, it is one activity that we will not be doing together any time soon.

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy April 9, 2011, 11:43 pm

      I went once, and threw my boyfriend’s club (we were sharing). I got so frustrated, and before I knew it, it was out of my hands. Thanks goodness he’s patient, because he thought my little rant was funny. He has not taken me back again though 🙂

  • Freya April 9, 2011, 10:11 am

    Noo golf is not my thing – I don’t get it! I think it’s v v dull to watch, and just looks like guys hitting a ball into a hole. :/ (I hate football for the same reason – guys hitting a ball into a net. What is it with men and balls!?)

  • AdiFey April 9, 2011, 10:15 am

    I had the Same. exact. breakfast this morning. It reminded me of cake and ice cream too 🙂 only better!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 9, 2011, 10:17 am

    I am definitely not a golfer, though I like the driving range every once in a while. I agree, it’s boring! My dad, brother, and bf all love it though.

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) April 9, 2011, 10:18 am

    I’ve tried golfing a couple times and the only thing that kept me sane was the beer and driving the cart…it wasn’t a sport for me. Maybe some day down the road though when Im more relaxed and not as stir crazy like I am now.

  • Kelly April 9, 2011, 10:19 am

    I am awful at golf. I miss the ball 9 out of 10 times. It is really pathetic. I stick to the Peter Pan mini golf course by my house…that is more my style. As long as I get the red ball! ha!

  • Casey April 9, 2011, 10:27 am

    There is a joke that in western PA (where I grew up) our four seasons are, almost winter (fall), winter, mud (spring) and road construction (summer). So, needless to say, I wasn’t a huge fan of spring because everything was muddy and still cold! Now that I live in central PA, we actually have a legit springtime, and I loooove it! I only live 2.5 hours away from where I grew up, but it’s amazing how different the weather and seasons are. There is a good 10 degree difference most of the time.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 9, 2011, 10:30 am

    Awesome breakfast! Have fun golfing. I’ve only played in Phy Ed class in high school and didn’t get the hang of it in that short amount of time. But it’s definitely a great Spring/Summer sport!

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 9, 2011, 10:32 am

    I hope you’re feeling better 🙂

    I know how tough it can be to have an injury but you’re doing the right thing to rest. I’m sure you’ll be back up and running soon 🙂

    you have so many things to be proud of!

  • Melanie @ Trial By Trail April 9, 2011, 10:36 am

    I’m with you on the golf thing! I think it’s kinda boring too. I do think running and cycling are fun to watch though. 🙂

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 9, 2011, 10:36 am

    I am horrible at any sport involving a ball- that’s why I became a runner 🙂

  • Julie (Food & Other Things) April 9, 2011, 10:38 am

    I can’t wait for spring to really arrive where I am! I’ve never been golfing but I’ve always wanted to try sometime!

  • Kelly April 9, 2011, 10:41 am

    I feel the same way as you. My husband always wants me to go and I just find it takes SO LONG ahhh haha. I would like golf if it was like 5 holes or so…

  • Lauren April 9, 2011, 10:42 am

    There’s nothing more boring than golf. Except maybe bowling. I hate just watching golfers repositiion their feet for 10 ten minutes! Or maybe I’m just being bitter because I’m bad at mini golf…

  • Baking 'n' Books April 9, 2011, 10:44 am

    Maybe you’ll produce the next Tiger Woods! But y’know…with a better track record off the golf course…and white…and with a British accent.

    Okay, maybe not the next Tiger Woods.

  • Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 9, 2011, 11:04 am

    The flowers in that first pic are beautiful! I prefer putt-putt golf – I call the hot pink ball!!! 😀

  • Amber K April 9, 2011, 11:11 am

    Miniature golf all the way 😉

    I have never actually tried to play real golf, but just the idea of it puts me to sleep, so I don’t think I’d make it very far.

  • Roselyn April 9, 2011, 11:15 am

    I beg to differ…FL IS the south…have you been to Pensacola?? Its practically Alabama…and I don’t say that like its a compliment. 😛 lol.

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) April 9, 2011, 11:22 am

    I’m so jealous of your spring weather! We still have snow on the ground here in Alaska! 🙁

    I took a class on golf in college, but beyond that, I have no experience!

  • Andreea @ Journey To USA April 9, 2011, 11:25 am

    Clearly, golf is mainly a men’s sport. Do you know why? Our lack of patience has a word on this.

    I must admitt I get very antsy just looking at golf so nothing can motivates me to play it
    ( not even a round butt as a result of all those half squats you do unpurposely)

  • Shannon April 9, 2011, 11:29 am

    I can’t stand golf. I can barely make it through mini golf!

  • Trisha April 9, 2011, 11:29 am

    I think every summer I TRY to like golf again. It never works. I get bored after 3 holes and end up just driving the cart. Running and biking are definitely more my thaanngg.

  • JenATX April 9, 2011, 11:33 am

    I wish I knew more about golf. In the legal world (which is very male predominant) men LOVE to talk about golf. I feel so left out when they’re talking about birdies & eagles and whatever the heck else goes on in golf. I half want to take lessons just to be able to be part of the conversation, sheesh!

  • stace April 9, 2011, 11:35 am

    I have never tried golfing other than the mini kind. I also think it seems boring and I would hate when my Dad would have it on TV all day.

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 9, 2011, 11:46 am

    Favorite part of golfing? Ice cold drinks, driving the golf cart, getting sun, joking with my Dad 🙂 So yes, golf can be fun for me — just not in the ways one might think, haha.;)

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence April 9, 2011, 11:48 am

    I’m not a golfer, but my family does play and I do enjoy going out to pretty courses to watch!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 9, 2011, 12:04 pm

    Yeah, I am a golfer. A TERRIBLE golfer 🙂 I did it once or twice, and I give up! LOL – it is hard, and kind of boring.

  • Amanda April 9, 2011, 12:11 pm

    My boyfriend is SO into golf (played in college), but it’s not my thing. I get so frustrated when I’m not good at something, and I was throwing clubs at the driving range once. I’m happy to have golf be “his thing”, while I have my own hobbies, too!!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 6:39 pm

      Driving the cart is fun! LOL

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 9, 2011, 12:16 pm

    I took golfing lessons when I was 7 (don’t ask why) and I sucked at it, so I haven’t played since. 😛

  • Maryann (The Balanced Bean) April 9, 2011, 12:19 pm

    I dont get golfing…but im sure if I put some time into it, I could like it 🙂

  • Samantha @ Bikini Birthday April 9, 2011, 12:19 pm

    I used to golf when I was a teenager but I HATED it. It’s such a frusterating game if you’re not good at it.

  • Caitlin @ TPL April 9, 2011, 12:24 pm

    I find golf boring too. I know it takes a ton of skill so I have a lot of respect for golfers but I prefer sports where I can jump around and cheer!

  • Jodi April 9, 2011, 12:27 pm

    My parents have always loved golf and my husband and I have gone and played a couple of times with them. It is WAY too slow for me..I get bored!! There are parts of it that I do enjoy though-having a cold beer, being outside, and the beautiful scenery!

  • Camille April 9, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Isn’t Spring glorious!? I love it!
    I have never been able to get in to golf. My boyfriend hopes our future children will be basketball players, but I am hoping for runners. I think I may have the upper hand since, unless our kids get his 6’3″, they may be stuck with my 5’6″. Sorry future NBA son.

  • The Healthy Engineer April 9, 2011, 12:33 pm

    My brother and I used to play golf as kids and we had the most fun just because we were so bad! There was this one time when he would literally keep swinging at the ball, and miss it every single time. It was almost like a cartoon watching us!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 9, 2011, 12:39 pm

    There used to be a local driving range in my town that served cocktails. Now that’s some golfing I can get behind. Enjoy your lovely weather!!

  • Lisa (I'm an Okie) April 9, 2011, 12:49 pm

    I golfed once and I hated it. I am not patient enough and there are just too many rules (like no talking when you tee off)

  • Kiran April 9, 2011, 1:05 pm

    I’ve tried golfing once and never liked it. It’s a great weather for golfing though!

  • Cara April 9, 2011, 1:06 pm

    I can’t stand watching golf, growing up I always told my dad it was like watching the grass grow. Now I don’t mind playing it say once a year, because the courses are always so darn beautiful. Trust me though I am awful!

  • Natalia - a side of simple April 9, 2011, 1:07 pm

    I’ve been kind of pretending my yogurt is buttercream frosting lately 🙂 Hey, whatever makes your morning!

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks April 9, 2011, 1:11 pm

    “I used to say summer was my favorite season, but now that we live in the real South (Florida doesn’t count, trust me), I must say it’s spring!”

    Finally! A Floridian who can confirm this! I’m always trying to explain to people that Florida and Texas aren’t part of the south. Yes, sure, they’re in the southern part of the continental U.S., but, um, they’re not the south! You’d think that with a grandmother from Georgia, they’d believe me, but, no.

    I will send them to your blog from now on, for confirmation! 😉

    Enjoy the driving range!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 6:38 pm

      It’s true. We’re north Cuba. 🙂

  • SaraRM April 9, 2011, 1:22 pm

    My husband is a golf coach and I train his team so I am around everything golf all the time but do NOT play at all…. Cant even make contact with the ball ha. My appreciation for golf has obviously grown over the years and enjoy watching now, especially when its people you care about. But before the hus, I abcolutely couldnt stand it!

  • Cari @ 35 & Running April 9, 2011, 1:50 pm

    I used to golf when I was in high school and a few years after. When it’s nice out, I miss it. I may try it again someday. Swinging a club was a good stress reliever!

  • Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) April 9, 2011, 1:55 pm

    In order to maintain my self-esteem, I prefer not to play golf 🙂 I embarrassed myself the first time I tried to golf because I could even get the swing right. At least I tried, right?! Running and cycling work for me!

  • Abby April 9, 2011, 2:05 pm

    As a child, I took golf lessons from the time I was in kindergarten until 7th grade. My grandma and I went on weekly golf dates during the summer. I loved it! Then I grew out of my child sized lefty clubs and just never got a new set. I would love to get back out there once I have a little bit more time in my life to dedicate to it. Maybe when I’m finished with school! 🙂

  • Khushboo April 9, 2011, 2:26 pm

    Never gilded although i do give golfers serious props! Walking in the heat with so many clubs sure can get exhausting!

  • Alicia from Poise in Parma April 9, 2011, 2:29 pm

    My husband was SO excited when I got a flip cam – just so I can film his golf swing!

    BTW I saw your tweet this AM about being bummed out about your injury. When I get bummed about my lack of physical ability (for whatever reason), I like to put on a race t-shirt to remind myself what awesome things my body has done. The worst the mood, the longer the distance: so when you’re really bummed, put on one of your marathon tech shirts! You and your body – injured or not – is EPIC!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 6:36 pm

      That’s an awesome idea, Alica. I think I’ll do that!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 9, 2011, 2:36 pm

    I am not a golfer, I find it boooorrrrinnng. My grandpa was a pro golfer though, go figure!!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul April 9, 2011, 2:40 pm

    niiiice! haha I used to be a golfer!! until high school–nothing special or anything, but had a coach and loved practicing until I got tired after 1hr or so and started throwing the balls when he wasn’t lookin’ 😛 i miss it though!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) April 9, 2011, 2:50 pm

    When I was in middle school, for my Xmas present in my 7th grade year I got a whole set of golf clubs… I was not excited. lol I had no idea I would be getting them and I certainly didn’t want to learn to golf. My Dad had been spending tons of time with a pro trying to learn and was having such a great time, he wanted us to be able to go as a family (he bought a set for my Mom, me and my brother that same xmas). After a few lessons I actually really liked it & my swing wasn’t half bad). It was so relaxing and fun to do as a family (unless my Dad’s swing was out of whack, bc then we all suffered lol). I miss it !

  • monicanelsonfitness April 9, 2011, 3:16 pm

    golf is so hard and that is why i like it! practice practice practice. I love your pic golfing…awesome!

  • Rachel @ No Need For Speed April 9, 2011, 4:34 pm

    Wow I’m in the minority in the comments today because I am a golfer and I enjoy it!

    And it’s called a bunker…not a sand pit! 🙂

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 6:14 pm

      Hahah oh, sand pits are what children play in…

  • Kristen April 9, 2011, 5:04 pm

    I feel the same way about golf! Its not my thing.
    I love your flower picture!

  • April April 9, 2011, 6:15 pm

    I’m jumping into the minority too! I picked up golf about 3 years ago and I absolutely LOVE it!!

  • Lindsay April 9, 2011, 9:12 pm

    I enjoy golf, although I don’t do it very often. My dad is huge into golf, like he golfs at least 3 times a week during the nicer seasons, so golfing is a nice way for me to get to spend some extra time with him and bond. I usually only go about twice a year though.

  • Ash Bear April 9, 2011, 9:30 pm

    I actually love golf but don’t have time to play often since it’s difficult in Manhattan and when I’m home I want to do other things. But, I love playing on vacations!

  • Little Miss Runshine April 9, 2011, 9:45 pm

    haha I wish I was good at golf! Everyone at work golfs. I did the company tourny it was a lot of fun because it wasn’t a regular game of golf. I need to learn though so I don’t get really frustrated next time!

  • Sarah April 10, 2011, 9:14 am

    Whenever I put a muffin in my yogurt the flavor seems to get lost! But the texture is pretty nice! Maybe I should make some really POWERFULLY fruity muffins and see how it goes 😉

    Im a terrible golfer… I THINK.. im not even sure I have ever tried real golfing but im terrible at mini gold AND at the driving range…..

  • gabriella @ embracement April 10, 2011, 3:03 pm

    My boyfriend was the president of his golf team in High School and is obsessing over the Master’s right now. I agree, totally boring to watch.

  • Lorin April 10, 2011, 4:33 pm

    Robin Williams has a video making fun of golf and it’s really funny. It’s on youtube, definitely check it out if you have time.

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 11, 2011, 8:42 am

    omg those flowers are beautiful!!! I’m not a golfer either. Boring!

  • Kacy April 11, 2011, 9:32 am

    I went semi-golfing on Saturday too. I didn’t really play, just messed around. I played in high school though and I enjoy it. There’s usually booze and the courses are pretty.

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