Wake Up and Run

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I had quite the pleasant surprise this morning – the Husband made me breakfast in bed.  Such a nice gesture.  I love eating in bed.


That little glass of brown-orange liquid is my B Vitamins!


He made eggs on toast with spinach, plus an orange.


I took advantage of the fact that I didn’t need to leave bed for food and cuddled with the pups for a good hour.  They are such good spooners.   One of my greatest pleasures in life is laying in bed with my dogs.


I also did a little reading.  I’m reading a review copy of Running on Empty, which tells Marshall’s story of running across the country (from California to New York) in 52 days at the age of 57.  So far, it’s intriguing… I have to admit that I don’t actually LIKE Marshall.   I think you’re not suppose to at this point in the book.  I am inspired by his running, though!


The only thing that got me out of bed, however, was a text from Nicole asking if I wanted to run.  I said sure, but first, I needed to pack my swim bag.  I did a back-to-back run and swim workout.  Double workouts like this are KEY for triathlon training, and I like to minimize the downtime between workouts as much as possible.


We ran a 5K in 34 minutes (I was SO proud of myself – don’t call it a comeback!) and we only walked twice. Wahoo!


Then, I grabbed my swim bag and drove to the pool.  I swam 1,000 yards very fast (22 minutes).  I think it’s easier to swim when you’re already warmed up.


Post-workout lunch:


Spinach salad with baked tofu and corn salsa, plus a piece of bread with almond butter, mashed banana, and maple syrup.


All in all – a perfect morning, by my standards!  A little nappin’, reading, exercise, and good eats.  What more could a woman ask for?



  • Molly @ RDexposed May 28, 2011, 1:36 pm

    I loved curling up with my beagle in bed. I was just telling boy how I prefer cuddling with my beagle!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 28, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Sounds like you had a great workout-filled morning with your friend and lovin’ the corn on your salad. Havent had corn in ages. Must change that!

    And that book..have heard really good things about it. I cannot imagine doing what that man has done. Wow!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 28, 2011, 1:49 pm

    Agreed. Sounds like the perfect day so far! Mine has been similar, so I feel the awesome ‘exercise and good eats’ high too 🙂

    I love doing back-to-back workouts, it feels SO good!

    That book does look intriguing…. let us know.

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2011, 1:50 pm

    Awww nothing like a good cuddle with the pets 🙂 My fav thing is when Sketchie sleeps on me while watching TV. He gets all cuddly at night.

    Great job on the workouts!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 28, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Dang, why does a hunk of bread with mashed banana and nut butter look so good?! I want that now! Sounds like a great day so far! I hope you have a great afternoon!

    • CaitlinHTP May 29, 2011, 9:52 am

      Because it’s the most delicious snack EVA.

  • kris (everyday oats) May 28, 2011, 2:04 pm

    what a sweet husband! Sounds like you’ve had quite the day already! I still need to get out for my run today. Lacking on motivation though.

  • katie @ KatieDid May 28, 2011, 2:04 pm

    glad your having a relaxing day after some stressful work days it seems like! wooohooo for a 5k yay!

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) May 28, 2011, 2:04 pm

    That is a pretty speedy 1000 swim – you must be improving a lot! Swimming is great after lifting, too. Totally helps stretch out your muscles and, in my opinion, makes your muscles more sensitive to the feel of the water.

    In college, our coach once made us lift right before a meet (like an hour before warm up time). That was…an experience.

    • CaitlinHTP May 29, 2011, 9:58 am

      Thanks! I hope I’m improving 🙂

  • Sana May 28, 2011, 2:05 pm

    B-fast in bed? You married a winnerrr!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen May 28, 2011, 2:07 pm

    I wish our dog liked to cuddle more! She MUST be by your side at all times but doesn’t like to actually cuddle up next to you. Weird.
    Glad your getting your running mojo back!

  • Khushboo May 28, 2011, 2:12 pm

    Such a sweet gesture by the hubby! Sounds like your day is off to a great start!

  • Eliza May 28, 2011, 2:16 pm

    what a nice gesture.. I will actually make my own breakfast and get back into bed with my laptop sometimes..

    I am actually training an (amazing) guide dog at the moment, a labrador and he loves to cuddle too, except I am going to cry SO MUCH when I have to give him up soon

  • Mary May 28, 2011, 2:20 pm

    How do those B vitamins taste?

    • CaitlinHTP May 29, 2011, 9:58 am

      Pretty good – not terrible.

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 28, 2011, 2:23 pm

    Awesome workouts, Caitlin! Congrats and really getting back into the groove of running! So sweet for the hubby to make your breakfast too!

    I love waking up – and getting right into my workout. It usually only happens on weekends for me.. but it is the best start to a day!

  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa May 28, 2011, 2:26 pm

    I love getting my runs in early on the weekends. Running with a friend on the weekend is even better. I met up with my friend this morning and headed out for a 6 milers – I don’t think we stopped talking! Coffee and a smoothie from my favorite bakery rounded out a fantastic morning.

  • Parita May 28, 2011, 2:29 pm

    Glad to hear your knee is feeling better! And that piece of bread with the almond butter and banana looks so yummy!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 28, 2011, 2:29 pm

    WooHoo!! I’m so gald you’re running again. And what a sweet, SWEET husband! Lucky girl. 🙂

  • Coach Brian May 28, 2011, 2:30 pm

    I’m too messy of an eater to have breakfast in bed. I’m always afraid I’ll get crumbs everywhere! Therefore I never make it for my wife. That’s weird logic I suppose, but she’s never complained. She likes to lay in bed and read while I (or our loving daughters) make her breakfast on Mother’s Day.

    Nice to see your Gasparilla bag put to use!

  • McKayla (green groats) May 28, 2011, 2:55 pm

    That does sound like a perfect morning! Soak it all in when you can!! Have a great rest of your weekend 🙂

  • McKayla (green groats) May 28, 2011, 2:55 pm

    That does sound like a perfect morning! Soak it all in when you can!! Have a great rest of your weekend 🙂

  • Abby May 28, 2011, 2:58 pm

    Aww 🙂 How sweet of the hubs! That sounds like an awesome morning!

  • Rebecca @How the Cookies Crumble May 28, 2011, 3:10 pm

    What a sweet treat to have breakfast in bed! I did a short run today as well and it felt great! Can’t wait to get back into training!

  • Morgan @ Endorphaholic May 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

    Great job on the brick workout!! Sounds like you are going to be totally ready for the tri!

    I can’t wait to read the recap where you get to brag about owning the swim 🙂

  • kwithme May 28, 2011, 4:25 pm

    The one time I ran and swam, I felt fantastic afterward. I think the pressure of the water on my legs and feet refreshed them. Maybe I’ll plan one of those for this week.

  • sarah@sarahnotsoplainandtall May 28, 2011, 4:46 pm

    I need a guy who will make me breakfast in bed 😉 What a sweetie!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) May 28, 2011, 5:03 pm

    What a great day!!! 🙂

    P.S- Is your bag from Gasparilla by chance?

    • CaitlinHTP May 29, 2011, 10:00 am

      Yes! Go Gasparilla!

  • Baking 'n' Books May 28, 2011, 5:18 pm

    That does sound like the perfect morning…

  • Cara May 28, 2011, 6:40 pm

    That does sound like an awesome morning! Nothing else you really need!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg May 28, 2011, 7:11 pm

    Great job on your workouts! I’m glad you got to the pool.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 28, 2011, 7:14 pm

    Congrats on the double workout! It sounds like you’re going to be more than ready to rock that tri! 🙂

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 28, 2011, 9:16 pm

    Danng, talk about a good start to the weekend!

  • Beth (Well I'll Be) May 28, 2011, 9:23 pm

    One my my favorite things is laying in bed with my dogs too! They are so cute when they are cuddly!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 28, 2011, 10:01 pm

    I think I’m the only person in the world who doesn’t enjoy breakfast in bed – or dogs in bed!

  • Katherine May 28, 2011, 10:16 pm

    Sounds like a pretty awesome morning to me.

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef May 28, 2011, 10:37 pm

    i love breakfast in bed! sounds great 🙂

  • Courtney May 28, 2011, 11:21 pm

    Where did you get your swim bag?!

    • CaitlinHTP May 29, 2011, 10:01 am

      It was just a leftover bag from a race 🙂

  • Babs May 28, 2011, 11:32 pm

    Very impressive with the back-to-back workouts!

  • Ali May 28, 2011, 11:51 pm

    I think you’re not suppose to at this point in the book. –> supposed

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 29, 2011, 2:17 am

    Very pretty breakfast! Lucky girl!

  • Carol May 29, 2011, 6:19 am

    Sounds like you had a great day! You are very lucky indeed!

  • Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 29, 2011, 8:49 am

    That’s so nice he made you breakfast! What an awesome way to wake up:)

  • Amber K May 29, 2011, 10:43 am

    Eating in bed always sounds like a good idea to me, but I don’t find it very fun in actuality. Especially since I have to get up anyway to pee! Plus then I worry about getting crumbs everywhere. Lol, it should be relaxing and I totally make it not!

    Yay for a good workout!

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