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My, my.  Today was a very long day indeed.  But tomorrow is FRIDAY.

I had to do it. I cannot believe that thing has 136,000,000+ views.


So… I’ve been taking it easy with workouts.  Since my knee is still not 100%, and I’ve been traveling too much to really swim, I kind of declared the last week a wonderful rest week.  I think everyone should just take random rest weeks every now and then.  Good for the body and the soul. 


Mom and I did, however, do a nice, long walk around her neighborhood before I hit the road.  There are some MAJOR hills in Tennessee so we actually worked up quite the sweat.


After driving back to Charlotte, I ran a million errands and went to work at the clinic.  The Husband has been very busy lately!  We’ve been thinking about teaming up to write an Acupuncture 101 post – is that something you all would be interested in? 


I know many people are curious about what it’s like, if it hurts, how to pick an acupuncturist, what it can help, etc!  We’ll try to put it together soon.


Since we were at work so late, we got take-out from the always amazing Big Daddy’s.  This place is dangerously close to our office!


I opted for a black bean burger with a whole wheat bun and a side salad.




We really need a kitchen area in our next office.


With that – I’m hitting the sack!  Something FUN is happening tomorrow.  I just want to go to sleep so it can be FRIDAY already.



  • Baking 'n' Books May 12, 2011, 8:54 pm

    What’s happening tomorrow?! I can’t believe you photograph from the floor! 😉

    I hate that song – but do you know how much flak she got for that – people said so many hurtful things to and about her (I didn’t like the song – but keep your comments to yourself right?!).

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 12, 2011, 9:09 pm

    I LOVE Fridays too!!! Your black bean burger looks awesome 🙂 We had a vegetetarian meal tonight with black beans IN it!

    I’d love to learn more about acupuncture for sure!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 12, 2011, 9:15 pm

    PLEASE write a post on acupuncture! Yes, yes, yes.

    Happy Friday Eve!!!

  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe May 12, 2011, 9:16 pm

    Yes please acupuncture post!

  • rebecca May 12, 2011, 9:18 pm

    Every. Single. Friday. People at my school sing that song.
    My name is only a letter away from hers.
    But i’m older.
    No one can buy fame.
    This song should’ve never been put on glee.

    • caitlin May 12, 2011, 10:24 pm

      hahah i love the structure of this comment.
      apparently, you can buy fame.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 12, 2011, 9:18 pm

    I’m looking forward to Friday too!

  • Kathleen May 12, 2011, 9:18 pm

    I would very much like an Acupuncture 101 post. I’ve had a spinal fusion at two levels and also suffer from migraines. I’ve considered it, but have never researched the process or how it might help me…it would be great to have an expert tell me the truth. So bring it! 🙂

  • Lisa (I'm an Okie) May 12, 2011, 9:18 pm

    I really want to eat that pickle. Looks so tasty.

    and yes, acupuncture post would be GREAT bc I know nothing about it.

  • The Teenage Taste May 12, 2011, 9:25 pm

    I am SO glad tomorrow’s Friday. This week went by SO slowly!
    Sounds like a delicious meal. Now I want a Black Bean Burger too! 😀

  • monicanelsonfitness May 12, 2011, 9:28 pm

    An acupunture post would be super! I am glad you took it easy this week, I can only imagine how hard it must be, I know it would be hard for me to rest an healing injury. I really respect you for taking care of yourself! Almost TGIF! Hang on… 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 12, 2011, 9:29 pm

    I’m actually not looking forward to Friday because it means the end of my day off. 😛

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 12, 2011, 9:30 pm

    You had yourself a little office picnic- cute. 🙂 I’ve always wondered how much acupuncture would really help but I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it!

  • Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries May 12, 2011, 9:31 pm

    Hooray for Friday!

    I’d love to see an acupuncture post! I’m intrigued and want to learn more about it.

  • Kacy May 12, 2011, 9:35 pm

    I’m excited about tomorrow too! Movers come!

  • Sarah @ The Strength of Faith May 12, 2011, 9:39 pm

    I vote for an acupuncture101 vlog – complete with a British accent.

    • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 6:09 am

      Husband is way too shy for a vlog… he just won’t do it!

  • Parita May 12, 2011, 9:40 pm

    Yay for Friday! And yes, please write an acupuncture post…I’ve always wondered all the things you listed.

  • Kristen May 12, 2011, 9:43 pm

    rest days/weeks are defiantly a must!
    I havent ever heard that song, but it is kindof catchy (in a teeny bopper kindof sense haha. Dont my friends I said that haha)

  • Laura May 12, 2011, 9:45 pm

    I hope Rebecca Black is laughing all the way to the bank with royalties on that song. If you’re going to get so much abuse for singing one of the stupidest songs ever produced, you deserve some recompense!

    • caitlin May 12, 2011, 10:25 pm

      hahai suspect she will be just fine 😉 she’s a cultural icon of the 2011s!

  • Laura May 12, 2011, 9:46 pm

    Oh, and acupuncture 101 would be awesome. If you could include some stuff in there about digestive issues/chronic pain relief, that would be great.

  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa May 12, 2011, 9:47 pm

    A post on acupuncture would be awesome! I recently found out that we have an acupuncturist here in our small town and would love to hear what she might be able to do for me!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal May 12, 2011, 9:50 pm

    Rest weeks are actually very effective – especially if you’re a 5-6 day a week exercise-er! It gives the muscles a breather and allows them to recover more effectively!

  • Michelle May 12, 2011, 9:56 pm

    Yes – I would love to hear more about acupuncture! They have had a lot of Groupons/Living Socials deals for it lately around here and while I’m interested, I don’t necessarily know what I would be signing up for!

  • Ashley @ the fit academic May 12, 2011, 9:59 pm

    Wow – did you add the corn & blueberries to the side salad or is that how it comes? If so, then that’s quite the fancy side salad!

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 12, 2011, 10:09 pm

    I’d definitely be interested in hearing what both of you have to say about acupuncture! I have a friend who is a doctor of Oriental Medicine and she’s been telling me to try acupuncture for years, but I’ve been too freaked out by it. Maybe you can help me ease into the idea??

    I love how a restaurant called “Big Daddy” carries bean burgers and whole wheat buns!!

    • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 6:12 am

      I promise it’s not freaky 🙂

      • Amara@GirlinaWhirl May 13, 2011, 10:34 am

        Sorry –I just had to reply to this. I’m so grateful to see your husband wearing a traditional Dr.s smock and tie. My acupuncturist is fantastic, and got her degree and everything, but she wears these weird hippie clothes and earrings and slippers and it freaked me out. Kinda kills the credibility for westerners you know? I stuck it out and love her, but dang. I can see people getting freaked out already with smoke and needles and stuff. Nice that your husband keeps it so professional looking.

        • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 12:40 pm

          Yay! Thank you so much for this comment. The Husband definitely does this intentionally 🙂

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) May 12, 2011, 10:09 pm

    I love long walks!

    Can’t wait to hear about the fun tomorrow!

  • Jaclyn May 12, 2011, 10:11 pm

    RB is so ridiculous – I CANNOT believe she is famous…

    Big Daddy’s always looks so good when you post dinners or lunches from there! Black bean burgers, yum!

    I would lOVE an acupuncture how/what to expect post. I think that would be very interesting and informative!! 😀

    PS – Yayyy for rest weeks!!!!!

  • Meaghan (My Spoonful Of Inspiration) May 12, 2011, 10:29 pm

    I just saw GLEE’s rendition of the Friday song the other night… Couldn’t really decide whether I loved it or hated it.

    Hope you have a great weekend- my mom and I went for a nice long walk this morning too! It’s good for the soul isn’t it?

  • Alex May 12, 2011, 10:31 pm

    Have you seen this version of Friday from the Late Show? Hi.lar.ious.

    Yay for Fridays!

  • Kalyn May 12, 2011, 10:31 pm

    I would love an acupuncture post! I recently went to a workshop where I got a free mini-acupuncture session and really liked it- I would love to hear more!

  • Abby May 12, 2011, 10:44 pm

    I hear ya on the rest week…I have only ran once since my half marathon on May 1st. I feel SO lazy. I have done a lot of other exercise but I need to get my butt back to it. 🙂

    I would love to learn more about acupuncture? Does your husband have nurses that work in his office at all?

    • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 6:13 am

      Nope… As of right now, it’s just me, his dad, and him!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg May 12, 2011, 10:52 pm

    Just because you posted that video doesn’t mean I have to listen to it 🙂 Once was more than enough!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) May 12, 2011, 11:03 pm

    The rest weeks are always nice :-). I’m on a 3-days on, 2-days off workout schedule right now and quite like it.

  • Sable@SquatLikeALady May 12, 2011, 11:04 pm

    Rest weeks are awesome!!!

    And I would LOVE to learn more about acupuncture. Specifically what it can be used to treat =)

  • Tracy May 12, 2011, 11:07 pm

    The Friday song is so ridiculous but I can’t help but play it every week when I start to get excited about it being Friday!

  • Molly @ RDexposed May 12, 2011, 11:10 pm

    Fridays mean I can go to sleep knowing I can sleep in until 7am the next morning. Yes, that is pathetic. 🙂

  • Vanessa May 12, 2011, 11:27 pm

    Have you been having acupuncture done on your knee? Or would it help with that sort of thing? In other words, acupuncture post please! 😉

    • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 6:14 am

      Yup! Weekly 🙂 It has been helping.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 13, 2011, 12:00 am

    Is it Friday yet?! Ugh, I want to be done with work!

  • Morgan May 13, 2011, 12:13 am

    That would be so neat if you guys did a post on acupuncture! My boyfriend had shown some interest in it, but didn’t have any resources so he quickly forget those intentions!

    Can’t wait for Friday either!

  • Khushboo May 13, 2011, 12:19 am

    I would love to read about acupuncture. Other than the use of needles, I’m really unsure about the way the procedure works.

  • Kari May 13, 2011, 12:26 am

    An acupuncture post would be cool. We get only like an afternoon of exposure to it in our M.D. curriculum, but I know a lot of our patients love it.

    And have you heard the Glee version of the Friday song? It’s uncanny how they can make me like songs I hate.

    • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 6:15 am

      That is awesome that you at least got exposure to the concept at MD school!

  • Meg May 13, 2011, 12:42 am

    Please do an acupuncture post! I have been wanting to try it, but hesitant, for a few years now.

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 13, 2011, 12:47 am

    I love when you want to go to bed so bad because tomorrow is going to be so much fun! feels like a kid again 🙂

  • Stephanie May 13, 2011, 1:35 am

    Ooh, yes please on the acupuncture post! 🙂
    Your dinner (I’m just assuming that’s what it was because you didn’t say… unless you did and I’m just blind, which is entirely possible) looks delish. This probably sounds weird but I love eating on the floor. And sleeping on the floor. And just being on the floor in general. I’m weird. Oh well.

  • Jamie@everydaydolce May 13, 2011, 1:55 am

    I totally want to try that black bean burger! Sounds so good. I feel that since I’ve been vegetarian I can truly appreciate and crave quality black bean burgers.
    That Rebecka Black video is something else…
    Rebecka Black actually lives like 15 minutes from me here in Orange County. Weird.
    Hope you have great night! 🙂

  • 'laina May 13, 2011, 2:40 am

    I’d love to read an acupuncture post. I’ve gone to 2 sessions now to treat a headache I’ve had for over 3 weeks, and it’s not helping. 🙁 I also had cupping done on my back today, and didn’t have any telltale suction marks, even tho the cups were firmly on. Im’a keep trying, tho. 🙂

  • Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East May 13, 2011, 4:15 am

    I would love a post about acupunture. I was wondering if you or the husband could share any info you may know about acupuncture and weight loss.

  • Hats @ See How She Runs May 13, 2011, 4:37 am

    Argh, I can’t believe you did that! Now I’ll have it in my head all day (having said that, I’m sure I’ve heard worse songs from well-known, chart artists). Black is definitely famous now although I’m not sure it’s the kind of fame she was hoping for…

    An acupuncture post would be very interesting. My mum has been experiencing some knee pain (she found out she has hypermobility) which should be cured by using orthotics, but it would be good to know about different treatments should she need them.

  • Christine @ Burning It Off May 13, 2011, 6:13 am

    I’d love to learn more about acupuncture. Every so often, I get really bad migraines and I’ve heard acupuncture can help prevent them in the long run.

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt May 13, 2011, 6:30 am

    I’m definitely interested in an acupuncture post. I’ve been telling my mom for months now that she needs to do it. She can go to your husband’s clinic! 🙂

  • Joanna May 13, 2011, 6:36 am

    You TOTALLY should get husband to do Acupuncture 101! My friend was desperate to go into labor with her first child and after an acupuncture session she went into labor the next day! I plan on trying that with my pregnancy should it come to that so the more info the better!

  • Emily W May 13, 2011, 6:57 am

    Caitlin: Just wanted to say thanks for showing the world a great way to deal with an injury. I’m sure it’s been hard for you, but as someone who just sprained her ankle two days before a race, I really appreciate seeing someone treat her body with love and respect. I know now that it won’t be the end of the world if I don’t do my race tomorrow– it might stink, but whatever. Your awesome attitude is an inspiration! Focusing on what you can do instead of what you can’t is really important. Thanks.

    • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 7:58 am

      I am so sorry you sprained your ankle! ARG. I hope you heal fast and can do another race soon…

      Also – think about making a poster and going to cheer 🙂 it will be fun and i think its a good way to turn a negative into a positive.

      Thanks 🙂

    • Mary May 13, 2011, 10:50 am

      I broke my ankle a few years age and I was singed up for a race. I did go cheer on my friends and it was fun. There is just no way to rush a recovery.

  • Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) May 13, 2011, 7:40 am

    after training all winter for a marathon, i have taken 2 weeks off of almost all activity with a little bike ride here and there, and i feel wonderful! it’s nice to relax and give myself time for other things! I also think this helps with recovery!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me May 13, 2011, 8:01 am

    I definitely want to hear about acupuncture. I’m very intrigued by it!

  • Kelsey May 13, 2011, 8:08 am

    My class song (I’m a senior this year) is Friday. I believe it was a joke, which speaks lots about my class. As soon as it was announced, there were girls crying in the hallway that “Rebecca Black and this joke had ruined their senior year.” I honestly believe that will be my favorite high school memory!

  • Reenie May 13, 2011, 8:23 am

    Yes to acupuncture 🙂

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) May 13, 2011, 8:30 am

    Yes, would love to learn about acupuncture… for pain relief. But also, my doctor once told me that they use acupuncture to help drug addicts? I thought that was interesting, and am wondering if it could help with simple addictions like caffeine or sugar. Lots to learn!

  • Emma @ Getting There & Going Places May 13, 2011, 9:18 am

    Haha! that song has already been stuck in my mind all day this Friday! 😛
    Definitely would love an acupuncture 101 post! 😀

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write May 13, 2011, 10:19 am

    Lol. Is that song not ridiculous? It freaked me out to see what looks to my eyes to be 12 years olds “partying.” But maybe that’s just me.

  • Amber K May 13, 2011, 10:44 am

    I would totally love an acupuncture blog! I’m very curious!!

  • amanda May 13, 2011, 11:52 am

    GREAT POST! i am training in bikram right now to teach- ITS AMAZING! my instructor always ends with the same quote “Don’t Let Anybody Ever Steal Your Peace” xo

  • Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily May 13, 2011, 12:35 pm

    I would love to read an acupuncture post. I’ve been curious for years.

  • Jenn May 13, 2011, 12:50 pm

    I would definitely be interested in an acupuncture blog/site. I’ve been having acupuncture since December for my headaches. I get so many and have so many problems and take 2 prescription meds, that I don’t really know what helps. I can see a total diet overhaul in my near future…something I’ve been avoiding. Any info would be great!

  • Nikki May 13, 2011, 1:00 pm

    I would love an acupuncture post! I started doing it a couple of years ago and it was so beneficial in ways I didn’t even imagine.

    Also, did you see them sing Friday on the Glee prom episode? It was kind of awesome.

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) May 13, 2011, 2:25 pm

    My girlfriend showed that video for the first time ever last night. 3 minutes of my life were stolen from me.

    An acupuncture post would be interesting. I have NO clue as to what it can do. . . weight loss, aches and pains, emotional release???

    Yeah I need to research. 😉

  • Katherine May 13, 2011, 3:14 pm

    Hey, I have been following your blog, and I am getting my blog up and going. Added you to my blogroll 🙂

  • Stacy May 13, 2011, 4:39 pm

    I’d love to read an Acupuncture 101 post!

  • Mac May 13, 2011, 9:03 pm

    My favorite part about that video is looking at the likes vs dislikes lol

  • Amanda May 16, 2011, 10:42 pm

    I have been thinking of trying acupuncture for IT Band Syndrome that is not getting better. Would love to learn more! Can you talk about what kind of things it is good for? Also, how many sessions do you really need for it to be effective?

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