Ride Inside

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Does this count? 


I know it’s not a true ride, but the summer storms rolled in this afternoon, and I’m so scared of biking in the rain!  However, I thought of how I had committed to a ride earlier, and instead of blowing it off, I rode inside on the Bell Motivator… while watching Teen Mom.  Sweet.


I do really need to get outside once before the race, though!  And yes – I’ve still got on the bib number from the last tri on my bike… I don’t want to remove it.  Maybe I’m just superstitious.


Pre-ride snack of Panda Puffs.  Shared with Maggie.


Sunbutter and dates afterwards:


The Husband and I both ended up working really late, so we just opted for Thai food takeout.  We got a red curry with extra veggies and spring rolls.  Not having to cook + not having to clean up = awesome on a busy night. 


Oh – the Husband wants everyone to know that, obviously, he knew Chronicles of Narnia is a kids’ series – as a Brit, he read the books in school, of course.  I think I was confused about whether he anticipated the movie to be such a kid’s movie (not like Harry Potter, which I think is more for adults, anyway).  Befuddling.  Plus, I hadn’t had my coffee when I wrote the post. 


On that note, I’m going to bed.  I think my brain is fried from workin’ all day!


Sleep tight, friends.



  • kalli@fitandfortysomething July 13, 2011, 9:38 pm

    glad you got a ride in caitlin and yes it still counts even though you did not go outside 🙂

  • Mary July 13, 2011, 9:45 pm

    I rode on my bike inside today too. It’s too dern hot out to do otherwise today. at least you got your ride on! good for you!

  • Molly @ RDexposed July 13, 2011, 9:48 pm

    Harry Potter is definitely for adults. The boyfriend was embarrassed when instead of unlocking my apt door immediately I said “alohomora!”

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing July 13, 2011, 9:50 pm

    Go you for still staying to your commitment! Woohoo!

  • Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 13, 2011, 9:57 pm

    Ha,ha… sure he knew. 😉
    (Only teasing).

    The latter Harry Potter’s are definitely much more adult. I love them. I am totally going to geek out and see the last movie this weekend. Woo!


  • Annie@stronghealthyfit July 13, 2011, 10:04 pm

    I’m just getting into cycling and I got caught in a downpour today! I couldn’t do anything about it though, I was on a 10.5-mile ride home from work!

  • Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) July 13, 2011, 10:12 pm

    Ummm… WHAT? Bell Motivator? Didn’t. Know. This. Existed. AMAZING!

  • Katherine July 13, 2011, 10:15 pm

    Harry Potter is one of my may loves in life 🙂

  • lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner July 13, 2011, 10:15 pm

    Haha! I love the The Husband wanted to make sure nobody thought he was dumb! My husband would make me add the same correction 🙂

  • Mel July 13, 2011, 10:23 pm

    If you take the number off of your bike, how will people know you’re hardcore?

    • CaitlinHTP July 14, 2011, 8:23 am

      Exactly. Thank you.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) July 13, 2011, 10:26 pm

    I think indoor riding is great!! partic. when the weather is bad!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 13, 2011, 10:30 pm

    you rode!! Go YOU!

    SO excited for HP on Thursday!!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg July 13, 2011, 10:33 pm

    Either way I love the Narnia books and I still need to see the latest movie.

    Indoor riding is good enough for me!

  • Rachel July 13, 2011, 10:38 pm

    Now I’m craving Panda Puffs! ‘Cept they charge like $8 for a box up here… Boo!!

  • Baking 'n' Books July 13, 2011, 10:46 pm

    The Hubs is SO cute!! lol – don’t worry – I don’t think anyone thinks he’s naive 😉

    Have you tried the Sunrise Cereal – vanilla and maple flavors? SO GOOD!!!

    And yes riding inside watching TV TOTALLY counts…um, just not with Teen Mom…no, watch like “Love In The Wild” or something 😉

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 13, 2011, 10:46 pm

    Nice job getting the workout in! Take out Thai sounds perfect 🙂 If we had a Thai place close enough to grab takeout I think it would be a weekly occurence at our house.

  • lisa @ early morning run July 13, 2011, 10:55 pm

    I love dates and almonds before a workout. Such a good combination!

  • Nicole July 13, 2011, 10:55 pm

    I wish i had an indoor bike. I’d cycle while watching copious amounts of tv. bliss. 🙂

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com July 13, 2011, 11:24 pm

    Anything indoor these days are blessing in disguise! Temperatures are soaring my friend 🙂

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) July 13, 2011, 11:30 pm

    Did you see the article about how some of the best triathletes train almost exclusively indoors? Makes it easier to get in a focused workout.

  • Lesley Lifting Life July 14, 2011, 12:24 am

    I love takeout on a busy night!!

  • Presley (run pretty) July 14, 2011, 12:54 am

    Befuddling… Nice… I heart words!

  • Chloe (In Fine Feather) July 14, 2011, 1:23 am

    Hey Caitlin! I have a question about The Husband (and I think this also pertains to you) and eating takeout while maintaining a vegan/vegetarian diet. Does he inquire about foods beforehand, or just assume that veggie meals are cooked without animal products? The only reason I ask is because I know that Thai food usually contains lots of fish sauce, but I don’t know if most restaurants sub it out in veggie dishes. As a new pescetarian I’m curious what your take on take-out is 😉 Thanks!

    • CaitlinHTP July 14, 2011, 8:22 am

      Well, we know that particular thai place is safe for vegetarians, but normally, we check! You should definitely ask. A lot of Asian places assume fish = vegetarian.

  • Allison July 14, 2011, 2:04 am

    I knew he must have read the series in school!

  • Sophie July 14, 2011, 2:53 am

    Riding inside totally counts!
    I really need to get myself one of those, riding your bike whilst watching TV sounds like fun!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 14, 2011, 4:39 am

    Definitely counts!

  • Jacalyn July 14, 2011, 6:46 am

    I totally trained for my last triathlon on my bike trainer without ever doing a ride outside and didn’t do too shabby. I don’t remember who it was, but there was a marathoner that wanted to prove you can race well only training on a treadmill and won. Super proud of you for not blowing off your workout – especially on a busy day!

    • CaitlinHTP July 14, 2011, 8:24 am

      <3 thanks for the support!

  • Lauren July 14, 2011, 6:50 am

    I use to LOVE the Chronicles of Narnia when I was a kid but I also didn’t like the movies as an adult. It’s more fairytale than I expected. Don’t worry, I totally understand what the hubby is saying!

  • Jill July 14, 2011, 7:11 am

    I think the ride inside counts even more!!! It shows your dedication and self discipline. I would have totally used the storm as an excuse!! 🙂 Thank you for inspiring me to think outside the box rather than being content with an excuse!!!!!

    • Mel July 14, 2011, 9:06 am

      “I think the ride inside counts even more!!!”

      A triathlon book I read said that if you train indoors, you only have to go 75% of your planned mileage because you don’t get any breaks at stoplights or coasting down hill. True story.

      • CaitlinHTP July 14, 2011, 9:09 am

        OMG. that is awesome.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 14, 2011, 8:37 am

    Yay for getting in your workout! A ride inside definitely still counts. 😉

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 14, 2011, 9:18 am

    I’m intrigued by the Bell Motivator. Do you love it? I’m glad you stuck to your workout! 🙂

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness July 14, 2011, 10:51 am

    That ride definitely counts 🙂 Well done you for fitting in your workout! *high five!* 😉 xyx

  • Britt July 14, 2011, 11:06 am

    Doing a Pump and Run this weekend…kinda nervous b/c i have to benchpress 1/2 my body weight! For every rep i get 30 sec off my 5k time…should be a doozy! So far i can do 4 reps…hey 2 min is 2 min!! Good luck Caitlin!

  • Natalia July 14, 2011, 12:10 pm

    I love the fact that he wanted “everyone to know.” Don’t worry. He hasn’t lost my respect 🙂

  • Eliza July 14, 2011, 12:26 pm

    Not that this is particularly exciting, but wow, those are the same panda puff cereal I sometimes buy here (because they are gluten free) and I live in Australia. Just thought I would share this (intriguing) fact.. because we do not get any ‘good’ American cereals here.. I LOVE Kashi and Barbara’s Puffins but can’t get them here!

  • Amber K July 14, 2011, 12:41 pm

    I think it’s great that you still did something, even if it was indoors. And apparently according to the other comments that’s even better! I would have seen it storming outside and thought “hmm…this sounds like a great day to just chill on the couch, right?” 😉

  • kyndra July 14, 2011, 1:01 pm

    i used to be really scared of riding in the rain, too. and then it occurred to me . . . what if it rains on race day? i realized that being ill prepared for that situation would just increase nervousness and make me more prone to having an accident. so i made myself get out there and ride on rainy days instead of taking the easy out (a trainer ride). i’m now a pretty confident foul weather rider!

  • Kristina July 14, 2011, 3:27 pm

    How does the trainer compare to a spinning class? Spinning has done wonders for my strength on the bike, but I still need the outdoor rides just to feel comfortable on the bike while conquering hills, eating and drinking in the saddle, dealing with traffic and stopping quickly.

    • CaitlinHTP July 14, 2011, 4:01 pm

      I think it’s pretty similar to spin, actually!

  • Angela July 14, 2011, 5:49 pm

    Also in your husbands defence the BBC made some of the Narnia books into a TV show about 20 years ago and they probably weren’t as kiddy film like as the new ones are. I remember being a bit scared by it as a child but maybe that’s just me!

  • Kie July 14, 2011, 10:34 pm

    I wish you could see the Harry Potter exhibit that’s here in Hong Kong, it’s fantastic! http://hongkongintern.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/platform-9-34-harry-potter-comes-to-hk

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