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Last night, I attended a hot vinyasa hot class.  It didn’t begin until 8:30 PM, so I figure it would be a nice way to put myself to sleep.




I left yoga feeling SO WIRED.  Normally, exercising at night relaxes me, but yoga had the opposite effect.  I ended up reorganizing my closet until 11.  What’s wrong with me?!  Oh well, at least I was productive, and I set aside two garbage bags of stuff to donate!  I’d rather have a few options of stuff that I actually wear in my closet than tons of stuff I never try on.


Somehow, I woke up early and ready to run.  Since my schedule is so hectic, I’ve found that I really need to look at the next day and figure out when I can squeeze in my workout.  If I just say, “Oh, I’ll figure it out tomorrow,” I always miss the window of opportunity.  And today’s window was bright and early. 


Banana and PB before leaving:


I did a 5K.  That seems to be my new favorite distance to run.  Not to short, not too long.  Done in 35 minutes or so.  And you know what?  I think I like morning workouts MORE.  I love knowing it’s done for the day.


Panda Balls Bites for Breakfast #2:


Those balls were the only thing in our entire fridge that looked appealing.  We’re very low on groceries.  I’m going to pop out soon for Breakfast #3.  Heh.


Can you do the PM workouts or make you too wired?  Do you prefer sweatin’ in the AM like me?  Or is it all dependent on your schedule?



  • Angela (Oh She Glows) August 18, 2011, 10:35 am

    I did a hot yoga class at night once (9:30pm class) and I couldn’t sleep either. I like yoga best in the early morning. Also, when I try to run at night I feel so weighed down and sluggish…morning is always best for me no matter how sleepy I am.

  • Theresa @ActiveEggplant August 18, 2011, 10:45 am

    I’m NOT a morning person so I’ll always lean towards working out in the evening. I have to be careful though – if I work out too late I’ll be wired & up all night. For me, starting at 7pm is the cut-off…any later than that and I won’t be able to sleep.

  • Lisa August 18, 2011, 10:45 am

    Oh, I think those Panda bites would look appealing to me whether I had groceries or not! 🙂

  • chloe @ 321delish August 18, 2011, 10:46 am

    drippy peanut butter on a piece of banana always looks SO good!

  • Shannon @ Mon Amour August 18, 2011, 10:47 am

    I prefer working out in the evening but not too late or else I’m too tired to do anything productive

  • Jen August 18, 2011, 10:49 am

    I’m a morning exerciser, for sure. I love getting it done early, and then having the rest of my day ahead of me. I also feel less anxious and jittery during the day if I lose my excess energy early! The first thing I do every morning is get dressed in my workout clothes. 🙂

  • Cassie @ Back to Her Roots August 18, 2011, 10:52 am

    I’m a morning person, so I would *prefer* to workout in the mornings, but it just so happens that I’m a better writer/designer/worker early in the morning. So first thing, I get up and get to work. Then I knock off around 3pm and head to the gym.

    On the weekends though, I always workout in the mornings.

  • Nicole August 18, 2011, 10:53 am

    I am a morning workout person, but I’m a morning person in general. I have to have my entire day done before dinner, because after dinner all I can manage is to watch TV (which I usually fall asleep doing)!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg August 18, 2011, 10:53 am

    I actually prefer to workout at night — I seem to have the most energy then. I feel so sluggish in the mornings and my workouts never seem to be very strong in the AM.

  • ashley August 18, 2011, 10:55 am

    late yoga practice keeps me up all night. They only do my fave class at 7:45 two nights a week, so I try to go, but can never sleep after. My teacher said she tries not to do too many wheels and bridges, as those apparently wake you up. Unfortunately I do not have the option to go to any yoga classes before work since I get in so early.

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 18, 2011, 10:56 am

    I prefer morning workouts but that would mean waking at 5am….SO I go after work instead. Leaves me feeling wired for a little while but I settle down enough for bedtime.

  • Megan August 18, 2011, 10:58 am

    I work nights (3x a week) so I have no routine time to workoutm sometimes its mornings, sometimes its evenings, my favorite time is about 1:30pm before I pick my son up from school.

    I am curious to hear your thoughts on the Univ of Miami scandal.

    • Caitlin August 18, 2011, 11:13 am

      We are DEVASTATED. The Husband was practically crying last night watching ESPN (okay, he was actually crying). I feel horrible for the kids who are playing now who had nothing to do with this. Shapiro is a scummy man. Clearly, there were violations, but it still sucks. I don’t think they will get the death penalty. You?

      • Megan August 18, 2011, 1:03 pm

        I am not sure… my husband thinks they should. I didn’t know what the death penalty meant until this morning though- I called him at work to ask. I thought, man I must be missing some of this story bc they are talking about the death penalty! But IDK, it’s alot of violations for quite awhile. I do feel bad for the people who had nothing to do with it.

  • Kelly August 18, 2011, 10:58 am

    I am SO not a morning person (please don’t talk to me before 9 – 9.30!), and so, I dread the morning workout. Lately, I’ve started working out again after some time off, and I am up at 5.45. I get home, shower, and eat breakfast, and I just have more energy and am more productive at work. I also don’t feel the need to “rest” or “nap” in the afternoons. Whereas when I sleep till 7 and exercise later, I usually feel tired and sluggish. Mornings are also more peaceful, cooler (I live in the South), and overall just more beneficial to my schedule. Plus, it eliminates the need for two showers. That’s the worst chore I know of, so having to do it once a day seems like a more civilized way to live. Ha!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 18, 2011, 11:02 am

    I’m the opposite really, if I don’t workout at night I’m completely wired! I was doing jumping jacks on the deck last night b/c it was a rest day and I felt antsy!

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt August 18, 2011, 11:02 am

    I do prefer morning workouts just so they aren’t hanging over my head all day, but it definitely does depend on my schedule (and whether or not we have my stepkids). I’ve definitely experienced the post-late night workout energy surge though!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness August 18, 2011, 11:03 am

    I way prefer morning workouts, and when I was teaching yoga, if I taught a late class, like at 8pm I would be completely wired and totally unable to sleep until about 2am. Ridiculous! Plus I am definitely a morning person, and much more lazy and sloth-like when night draws in. Three cheers for fitting in your workout despite your busy schedule! Have a delicious third breakfast 😉 xyx

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 18, 2011, 11:04 am

    I’m an AM workout girl through and through! Sometimes I’ll do group fitness classes immediately after work, but I think if I did anything after 8pm workout-wise, I’d be too wired to sleep.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat August 18, 2011, 11:05 am

    It depends on my schedule and the time of year too! I absolutely LOATHE morning workouts in the winter because I want to stay in bed where it’s warm but in the summer the morning is the best time because it’s not too hot yet. It’s good to have options though 🙂

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life August 18, 2011, 11:06 am

    I like working out in the AM and knowing that my workout i done for the day, but I also like PM workouts because it allows me to unwind and stop thinking about the work day that just passed. Whenever I work out at night, however, I am always a bundle of energy when I get home (which annoys my husband as I tend to talk his ear off!)

  • Laura August 18, 2011, 11:07 am

    My schedule has consisted of AM workouts (runs/lifting) and PM yoga sessions. I find when I run right when I wake up, I run so much better (I think because nothing’s in my system) but if I yoga right when I wake up, I’m so stiff and my practice suffers. Interesting!

  • Alaina August 18, 2011, 11:08 am

    I am definitely a morning runner. I’ve tried night before and I can feel all of the food that I’ve eaten throughout the day and it kind of weighs me down. I like getting the day started on the right foot. 🙂

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) August 18, 2011, 11:19 am

    I used to be an awesome morning exerciser. Up by 5:30 or 5 even to get to a cycle class or to get my workout done for the day. Now it’s hard just to get out of bed when my alarm goes off at 6am. I really should start running in the morning. Best way to beat the heat 🙂

  • Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count August 18, 2011, 11:24 am

    I am all about a morning workout because I like to veg out an watch TV at night!! 🙂

    Plus I go to bed at 9 so I would have no time to myself.

    Working out in the morning wakes me up and gets my endorphins flowing before work which I love!

  • Sarah for Real August 18, 2011, 11:24 am

    I admire all the prints and patters in your closet! I struggle with buying patterned clothes for some reason. Solid solid solid… that’s what my closet looks like. Well, unless you count dog hair as a “print”?

    • Caitlin August 18, 2011, 11:26 am

      I have a printed shirt problem. I had to wear a solid color shirt for a photoshoot the other day and I literally could not find one.

      • Sarah for Real August 18, 2011, 11:52 am

        I’ve GOT the solution. I’ll pick out your shirts, you pick out mine? It’ll be like cross-country online shopping buddies!

  • Zo August 18, 2011, 11:29 am

    I think I’d never feel energetic enough in the evening. I work out first thing in the morning. It revs me up and I also don’t have to worry about fitting a workout in if something unexpected comes up. And it’s easier for me to work out, shower, and then get my day going.

  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) August 18, 2011, 11:30 am

    Aside from Sunday morning long runs, I prefer to work out in the evening. It wears me out, and then I sleep really well!

  • Rachel August 18, 2011, 11:31 am

    I love working out first thing in the morning – but ONLY if that happens to be around 9-10 AM…any earlier and I absolutely hate it (I’ve tried so many different fueling attempts but never feel like I have any energy that early in the morning so the workout feels extremely difficult). Well, since I work a full-time job that I have to be at at 9 AM, I only have the opportunity to work out at my favorite time of the day on the weekends.

  • mi-an d. August 18, 2011, 11:32 am

    Yes usually late hot vinyasa yoga will make you fall asleep faster. but sometimes, all the energy you created lingered on you even after class hence you had all the energy to do organizing stuff! i get that sometimes! i would like to work out in the morning but i can’t wait up early enough…we usually start studying around 8-830, break for gym around 1 then study again around 330…

  • Faith @ For the Health of It August 18, 2011, 11:33 am

    I feel like early evening is my “happy time” to workout – I’m in a groove from the day, no early-morning grogginess, but it’s not so late that I can’t sleep. A 6-7 workout is my preferred time these days!

  • Penny August 18, 2011, 11:34 am

    I’ve always been an evening work-out kind of girl, but once I started running I switched to morning workouts. It was hard at first, but necessary because of the cooler temp. Last week, the only available time I had to run was late in the evening. Consquently, I was awake until four. in. the. morning. My sleeping schedule has been all messed up ever sinve. Lesson learned. 🙂

  • alli August 18, 2011, 11:34 am

    always in the morning! that means going sometime after nursing the baby. usually around 4:30 or 5, depending on what i’m doing that day. i’ve always been a morning workout person and i love it. sometimes i also do living room yoga after the baby goes to bed at night- but it doesn’t feel like much of a workout, just a nice stretch 🙂

    also, i tend to gravitate towards solid shirts, but i love seeing other people in prints and constantly remind myself to get some! your closet picture is my reminder! 🙂

  • Bonnie August 18, 2011, 11:35 am

    I am definitely a morning workout girl! I love to wake up and get it done, although as I’m in between jobs this month I’ve found a different rhythm of waking up early, reading and eating breakfast, and THEN running or working out around 10 am after I’m digested and ready! Definitely not an evening workout person, but I can handle mid-day runs, even in the heat (“heat” is relative; it never gets that hot in Calgary!). Glad yours is done – I’ve still yet to do mine. 😉

  • Erica @ Eating On The Run August 18, 2011, 11:37 am

    I’m a morning workout person, I have to do it in the morning or I wont do it all. I pump myself up mentally at night for the next days workout.

  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa August 18, 2011, 11:38 am

    Working out at night is sometimes necessary, but leaves me wired and HUNGRY at odd hours. A few weeks ago I ran 13 miles at 6PM and woke up absolutely ravenous at 1AM. Last night I did a combo of running + spin and the same thing happened. I do prefer morning workouts if not only for the peacefulness and cool temps.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 18, 2011, 11:39 am

    I like yoga best in the a.m. too! I am sorry you couldn’t sleep, but at least you organized your closet. Haha 🙂

  • Joey August 18, 2011, 11:42 am

    I’ve never done yoga, but so far I prefer to run in the mornings. The race I’m signing up for is an evening race, though, so I will have to get some of my longer runs in at night…

    • Erin August 18, 2011, 12:35 pm

      Hi Joey! Ohhhh you should definitely try yoga sometime!! It might actually help with your running because it stretches your body out so nicely. If you need some videos to get you going I suggest Yoga Journal – they have lots of resources.

      • CaitlinHTP August 18, 2011, 8:08 pm

        Yes! Or

  • Laura @ Starting Out Fit August 18, 2011, 11:42 am

    I’m definitely one for PM workouts simply because that’s when I can fit them in my schedule and my body is used to it. When I have time for early morning runs on the weekends, I usually find myself struggling much more than doing them at 6pm after my long day at the office. It’s too bad because oh do I wish I had the time to get it done and over with first thing! 😉

  • Khushboo August 18, 2011, 11:43 am

    It’s weird because morning workouts keep me going all day but night workouts leave me buzzing for an hour then i want to crash and burn!

  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad August 18, 2011, 11:45 am

    I’m a early morning runner. I can’t bear to run at night. After sitting all day at work I just feel zapped of all energy.

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul August 18, 2011, 11:47 am

    I don’t usually do workouts in the AM early, but later in the morning or early afternoon since my work and all that goes around it. BUT!! Even if I do just a few pushups etc. later in the PM, I have a hard time sleeping too! I guess it’s the adrenaline working and all.

  • Hillary August 18, 2011, 11:50 am

    I can’t exercise any later than 5 pm, or else I am wired until midnight at the very least. On the weekends, I love working out in the early morning and knowing it’s done for the day, but during the work week (I’m a teacher), I try to get to the gym no later than 4. It seems to work!

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled August 18, 2011, 11:56 am

    Morning workouts are the way to go! You get up, get it done, and on your way. It took me forever to get used to waking up at 5am, but now I do it without an alarm and love the meditative feeling I get since everyone’s still asleep. It’s the only me time I seem to get.

  • Meredith August 18, 2011, 12:00 pm

    I like running in the morning, doing yoga in late afternoon (around 5:30). I find that time for yoga is best for me, so I can get home, have dinner, and still get to bed by 10 or 11. I don’t find working out later than that wires me though.

  • Lindsay August 18, 2011, 12:13 pm

    I prefer to work out in the morning (although not before 7 am – so can’t always fit it in before work!) or right after work. For me the worst time is around dinner. I can’t stand the 7 pm classes…I am very bad at going home after work, then back out to work out. Plus 7 pm feels like dinner/tv time, not workout time to me 🙂

  • Amber K August 18, 2011, 12:22 pm

    I need time to eat breakfast and get things “moving” before I can work out in the morning. But, I don’t think I have actually ever done a nighttime workout. I did years ago back when I ate dinner around 9pm. But that’s because I used to sleep way in. I don’t know whether or not I could do so now and actually go to bed at my usual time.

  • Kiran @ August 18, 2011, 12:26 pm

    I usually get over productive after a wonderful yoga session. There were times that dishes were washed way in the wee hours. Woops! I prefer working out early in the morning to avoid blah weather and just so I can focus on the whole day knowing I am done with running 🙂

  • Brittany August 18, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I definitely like working out in the morning better. You dont have to worry about it the rest of the day and i’m nice and relaxed when bedtime rolls around.

  • Katie August 18, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I usually do yoga in the morning before I go to work. It gets me energized for the day. It’s probably the only exercise I can do at night though, as long as it’s not too intense. Corpse pose can totally put me in the mood for sleeping.

  • Mac August 18, 2011, 12:30 pm

    I’m a morning goer, it’s not so much that I get wired after a night workout, it’s that I am very lethargic to even begin night workouts the majority of the time.

  • Erin August 18, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Hi Caitlin!

    I never work out at night; exercising after 8 PM gives me way too much energy to be able to fall asleep around 10:30. However, I absolutely love foam rolling, stretching and taking short walks before bed. I find that they relax and soothe my muscles so it’s a lot easier to drift to sleep.

    I will say that ever since I have started training for a triathlon I am much more dedicated to working out and therefore more flexible with fitting it in. I’ve become a big fan of lunch time runs and evening bike rides.

    Oh, and I love running 5Ks, I think they’re the best length too!

  • Sarah August 18, 2011, 12:45 pm

    Hi Caitlyn! It was nice to actually meet you last night! I was up til 11 too, tho far less productive than you. As far as my workouts, I find my preference changes, but really the mornings are the best once I step out the door. It’s that whole early alarm/still dark out at first that I hate, but it always feels so good to have to whole day ahead of you!

    • CaitlinHTP August 18, 2011, 8:05 pm

      It was nice to meet you too!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 18, 2011, 12:48 pm

    I’m not a morning person! So it’s always PM workouts for me 🙂

    They used to leave me a little bit wired but I’ve gotten used to the routine now.

  • Anna @ Anna's Adventures in Health August 18, 2011, 12:52 pm

    I hate that! I usually can’t work out at night because I get wired too. At least you took advantage of that energy you had to get something productive done. I have been meaning to go through my clothes too and get rid of everything I haven’t worn lately..such a good feeling!

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats August 18, 2011, 12:58 pm

    I definitely prefer morning workouts over evening ones. I find that if I don’t exercise thing in the morning, I’m too tired after work and I eventually put it off. I also love knowing that by 8:00 am I can check one thing off my to-do list!

  • Sue @ Sue In Training August 18, 2011, 1:00 pm

    I like to workout in the early evenings or late mornings if I want to avoid the heat. I’m not a morning person, so running before 8 am won’t ever happen. Sometimes I go to a Pilates class that starts at 8 pm. It’s very relaxing, so I usually go to bed right after coming home.

  • Allie (The Beach Season Chronicles) August 18, 2011, 1:16 pm

    When I lived in Singapore I always used to workout at about 10pm because it was a little cooler at that time (not very good at getting up early!). It always left me wide awake though and I found it so hard to sleep!

  • Rachel August 18, 2011, 1:58 pm

    My schedule only really allows me to workout at night even though I try to knock them before work. Unfortuantely that means that I am usually so wired at night that I can’t get to sleep at reasonable time and the cycle begins all over again the next day. I think I am also afraid that I will never have enough time in the mornings to get my scheduled workouts done and still get to work on time.

  • Chelsea August 18, 2011, 2:40 pm

    It’s mainly dependent on my schedule. I typically like the PM workouts more though. I get wired afterward as well but I’m just not a morning person at all lol.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 18, 2011, 2:44 pm

    I’ve found that I love morning workouts the most, since they leave me feeling energized and balanced (less stressed/worried/etc.). Although sometimes it seems to make me ravenous all day when I exercise in the morning.

  • Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats August 18, 2011, 2:57 pm

    I absolutely prefer morning workouts! I feel like I have to drag myself to the gym to workout at night!

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count August 18, 2011, 3:23 pm

    Maybe if I started doing yoga, I’d get organized!! I wish it was that easy!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 18, 2011, 3:24 pm

    evening yoga can calm me down, but any other workout I can’t do at night. I like to either workout in the morning so I have the whole rest of the day, or in the afternoon to wake me up!

  • Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run August 18, 2011, 3:50 pm

    I usually do kickboxing at night and it makes me completely wired. Still, I wish I had the energy to clean out my closet. Maybe I should take up yoga. 🙂

  • Jess August 18, 2011, 4:41 pm

    I can never get to sleep when I do evening workouts and half the time if I wait to workout until after work it doesn’t end up happening. Early AM workouts for me!

  • AmandaonMaui August 18, 2011, 4:54 pm

    I like 3 miles as well. It isn’t too much or too little. It feels a bit Goldilocks and the 3 miles for me. Which fits really well since I have blonde hair.

    I also like getting my workout done first thing in the morning because I don’t have to do it later in the day and end up not getting to it or forgetting it.

    Yoga can be energizing or relaxing. It’s all about the type of class, the energy of the other students, and the energy of the instructor.

  • becca @ bellebottoms August 18, 2011, 5:01 pm

    I would PREFER to work out about 9 or 10 am…but sadly, that only happens on the weekends due to work…I DO like working out right after work, and then just settling in for the evening, or coming home and showering and going out on the town! either way, knowing your workout is done is a nice feeling!

  • Joanna August 18, 2011, 5:31 pm

    First, love your blog and Operation Beautiful. You are definitely an inspiration.

    I did a closet purge before I moved last month, getting rid of clothes that I never wear and/or don’t fit me anymore. I’m kind of desperate for some new items because my wardrobe is now very limited. But, surprisingly it’s a lot easier to put work outfits together now. Funny how that happens. Isn’t a clean closet a beautiful thing? I feel like when my space is organized, my mind is organized.

    I’m definitely a morning workout person. Like get up and go. And I have to make up my mind the night before that I’m going. “Maybe I’ll go to the gym in the am” doesn’t work for me. It has to be I’m going to this class or going to do this workout and I just have to commit. And it helps if I set the alarm and not my husband. Not sure why.

    After a morning workout I’ll think: “I’ve done more already this morning than some people will do all day.”

    • CaitlinHTP August 18, 2011, 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much Joanna 🙂

  • Natalie August 18, 2011, 6:16 pm

    A.m. workouts, I’ve found, are the best for my schedule as a mom. On the days I work (three days a week) those morning workouts jump start my work day and when I’m done with work I can pick up kids from school and don’t have to worry about fitting in a workout with dinner, homework, activities, reading and bedtime. On the weekend I still prefer a.m. runs because I do a lot of running during the summer and less heat makes me a happier runner and when I’m done with my run we still have the weekend to play/enjoy.

  • Dana @ the Big Fat Skinny August 18, 2011, 6:18 pm

    I am 100% a morning workout girl!! Although I do enjoy a nice evening yoga class …. It has a relaxing effect on me!

  • Lisa August 18, 2011, 6:51 pm

    I really wish I could get up early and be an AM workout person. I want my evenings to be free for fun things. But I am sooo not a morning person.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 18, 2011, 7:19 pm

    I’m definitely a morning exerciser. I slowly lose energy throughout the day, so I’m pretty much ready for my sweatpants and the couch after dinner. 😛

  • Christine @ BookishlyB August 18, 2011, 7:25 pm

    I’ve adapted to night workouts, but it’s taken awhile. I spun (spinned? spun? It never sounds right) last night from 9:20-10:00 and was showered and asleep by 11.

  • Cristina @ Girl Meets Pink August 18, 2011, 7:41 pm

    As much as I hate this, morning workouts are the way to go. It kickstars my day. I find that if I plan my workout for the evening hours, no matter what it is… it keeps me up until all hours of the night. Except, sometimes it has the opposite effect of putting me to sleep. For example, hopping on the foam roller can put me to sleep sometimes if my muscles are really needing a stretch!!

  • Luv What You Do August 18, 2011, 9:35 pm

    I used to do a Wednesday night yoga class (prior to moving and attending my favorite teacher’s Wednesday night yoga class). Most days I would be fine to sleep but every now and again I had the opposite effect. They say if you are working in your heart chalkra (sp?) you can release emotion and sometimes I would have the most emotional dreams (happy and sad) after yoga. It was so wierd!

    Ps I like the new sporty pic on your home page!

  • Julia August 19, 2011, 7:45 am

    This is a great post – I am with you on so many of the points! Having a closet full of stuff you don’t wear is frustrating, I love the 5k training distance, and working out early is the only way I can get my runs in, too!

  • Coco August 19, 2011, 7:56 am

    My work out schedule really varies so some weeks it is in the morning and sometimes at 10pm. I do agree that evening exercise can leave you feeling pumped and have been found cleaning my room very late at night!

  • Coco August 19, 2011, 7:58 am

    Well my work out schedule really varies so some weeks it is in the morning and sometimes at 10pm. I do agree that evening exercise can leave you feeling pumped and have been found cleaning my room very late at night!

  • Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 19, 2011, 2:56 pm

    It depends on how tired I am from the day, but generally, I love night workouts. They don’t put me to sleep–actually, they make me more energetic like you mentioned haha–but it seems to be a good way to “empty the mind and unwind.”

  • Grace August 19, 2011, 2:58 pm

    On the topic of fitting things in, do you have any advice on how to do more than one activity on a swimming day? It would be great if I could get myself to go for a run afterward, but I find drying off and changing, just to have to come back and take a shower in a half an hour or so, to be a real bummer. (Similarly, getting all sticky running and then having to get my bathing suit on is unappealing.) Are there tricks in terms of what you wear (that would be gym appropriate) or what you tell yourself?

    • CaitlinHTP August 19, 2011, 3:28 pm

      I usually swim and then run… I guess my trick is that I run BACK from the pool. I carry my swimsuit in a small drawstring backpacket and cinch it around my waist.

  • Eliza August 19, 2011, 8:31 pm

    cleaning out your closet actually makes you feel like you have way more to wear!

    Making those panda bites today- yummmmmmm

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