Sunday Stretch

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It’s been a lazy Sunday here.  The Husband is reading a book, and I’m getting some work done.  Maggie and James are snoozin’, of course.


I stayed up way too late last night, but at least I did a lot of stretching as I watched television.  I was tight and sore from yesterday’s triathlon.  The race ripped my calves (all those hills) and shoulders to shreds.  I think my arms are so sore from the swim + bike combo.  Holding yourself up on the bike is exhausting! 


These are my favorite post-race stretches:


Downward Dog:  Feels so good on your back and calves!


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Pigeon Pose:  Ultimate hip opener.  I like to lay forward across my folded knee and breathe deeply.  Hurts… but so good. 


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Bound Ankles:  My feet always hurt after a hard race, so I rub the soles while I sit in this post.


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Extended Triangle:  Best… pose… ever.  Stretches so many things.


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Yoga – it feels so good.  Even on your rug in your living room.  A little practice is better than no practice at all!


(Not last night – Lordy knows that kind of flexibly is not happening anytime soon!)


Breakfast featured… Mmmm Sauce.  Obviously.  Still working through that huge jar!


I made a scrambled egg and sprouts sammie, but mixed the Mmm Sauce in with the beaten eggs before scrambling.  The result was very curry, very fluffy eggs.  Get in my belly!


I’m off to Nicole’s bridal shower.  I have two great gifts to give her – I’m excited!  Giving gifts is nearly as fun as receiving them.  Heh. 


Happy Sunday!



  • Alaina August 7, 2011, 12:43 pm

    Whoa, look at that flexibility! I am jealous. 🙂

    I don’t do yoga nearly as much as I should, but when I do, it feels great!

  • TheHungeredOne@MovingandMunching August 7, 2011, 12:44 pm

    Looks like a fun Sunday! 🙂 I’m super tight and sore too ughh Your breakfast looks delicious aaaand I always called round ankles butterfly stretch lol

  • Julie @ Shining From Within August 7, 2011, 12:45 pm

    Looooove a good down dog. Feels SO good. I like to “walk my dog” while in the pose!

  • Laura @ My Reason to Tri August 7, 2011, 12:45 pm

    good LAWD!! that is hella flexible! i dont think i could ever do that, no matter how much yoga i did 🙂

  • CJ @ August 7, 2011, 12:53 pm

    oh my gosh i don’t even know if my leg can even stretch past my knee. Congrats on finishing the tri yesterday!! Enjoy your sunday.

  • Army Amy* August 7, 2011, 1:01 pm

    Girl! You and your mmmm sauce obsession! One of these days I’m going to make some.*

  • Khushboo August 7, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Good lord, you are (were) flexible!!!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 7, 2011, 1:02 pm

    I went house hunting this morning which was not relaxing, but fun. I LOVE pigeon pose! It feels so good. Dang you are flexible. I’m guessing that comes in handy!

  • Krystina (Organically Me) August 7, 2011, 1:04 pm

    Triangle is one of my favorite poses EVER.

  • Mama Pea August 7, 2011, 1:04 pm

    I clicked through to make a joke about “Where’s the Mmmm Sauce” and there it was… 😉

    • CaitlinHTP August 7, 2011, 8:20 pm

      It’s sad. but true. I’m an addict.

      I gave YuppieYogini a copy of your book today for her bridal shower!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 7, 2011, 1:16 pm

    That breakfast sandwhich looks DELICIOUS! I’ll have to try it! I’m actually about to make Mmm Sauce for the first time ever today! I keep hearing about it and now I’m finally going to see what all the rave is about!

  • Jen August 7, 2011, 1:17 pm

    I seriously need to make Mmmm Sauce. This is getting ridic. I don’t think I can read your blog anymore until I make it! Haha.

    Oh, and I looove pigeon pose. Feels SO good after intensive cardio.

  • Kaetlin August 7, 2011, 1:21 pm

    OMG!! Were you always that flexible? I feel like even when I go to yoga every day and really focus on my practice I see very little improvement in my flexibility!! What gives?

    • CaitlinHTP August 7, 2011, 8:33 pm

      I was a in gymnastics as a kid… I think I’m actually double jointed in my legs. I can put my legs behind my head ! And pop my shoulders out.

  • Lindsey August 7, 2011, 1:23 pm

    I love Pigeon Pose as well, oh and Mmmm Sauce, making it tonight 🙂

  • Jolene ( August 7, 2011, 1:32 pm

    HOLY HELL GIRL!! You are VERY flexible!

  • Molly @ RDexposed August 7, 2011, 1:56 pm

    I’m slowly getting into the groove of yoga. 10 minutes a day is a success in my book.

    • Baking N Books August 7, 2011, 2:05 pm

      Ditto. Love that you said this. I beat myself up for not being able to get into it or do more – even when I can – but y’know just a little bit is a step in the right direction.

      I stayed up really late last night too…like 3. Oh well, that’s life. Only going this way once 😉

  • Tessa @ Amazing Asset August 7, 2011, 2:25 pm

    Holy moly your are flexible! I just read your recap from yesterday, congratulations Caitlin 🙂
    I really want to get more into yoga, I haven’t given it a fair chance yet

  • Brooke @ Tales of a Bride-To-Be August 7, 2011, 3:28 pm

    Thanks for the post! I’ve been looking for some good stretches after a long run. And that pose is crazy, I don’t think my leg would ever go up that high!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 7, 2011, 3:30 pm

    I finallly made Mmmm sauce and devoured it all! Soooo good!

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun August 7, 2011, 3:30 pm

    Downward dog and pigeon pose are easily my two favorites. They feel SO incredible on my sore legs!

  • Sophie August 7, 2011, 3:43 pm

    Were you always that flexible? I’m still in my teens and I can’t get my leg anywhere near as high! 😛
    Also giving gifts is definitely almost as good as receiving but choosing gifts is the most fun in my opinion!

  • Christine August 7, 2011, 3:57 pm

    Yoga just makes you feel good everywhere! I’m curious, where do you buy your nutritional yeast? I don’t have a Trader Joe near me, but there is a Whole Foods. Also, what brand would you recommend?

    • CaitlinHTP August 7, 2011, 8:34 pm

      Get nutritional yeast from the bulk bins!! It’s cheap and yummy.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 7, 2011, 4:30 pm

    Yoga is the best. Period. It’s been my life path for the past 12 years and I couldnt imagine my life without it! not just the asana practice but everything else. So yoga posts like yours always make me so HAPPY to read 🙂

    Thanks, Caitlin!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 7, 2011, 4:36 pm

    Wow! I don’t think that flexibility is EVER happening for me! I do all those stretches after a long run. They hurt so good 🙂

  • Christine @ BookishlyB August 7, 2011, 4:52 pm

    I needed that pigeon pose- thanks! Nice job on that flexibility- dang!

  • Sara August 7, 2011, 5:11 pm

    What pose is that in the last yoga pic against the red curtains (the only unnamed pose)? I’ve seen it before on your blog but can’t remember… I want to learn it!

    • Meredith August 7, 2011, 7:41 pm

      Bird of paradise! I’ve been working on it, it’s tough!

  • kalli August 7, 2011, 5:18 pm

    i totally agree that giving is way better then receiving. Hope Nicole liked her gifts 🙂

  • Cate August 7, 2011, 6:39 pm

    Down dog & pigeon are definitely my favorite post run stretches too!

  • Sana August 7, 2011, 6:52 pm

    Have a blasty at the bridal shower, I can’t wait to see what you gave her!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 7, 2011, 6:58 pm

    Damn girl, that pose is crazy!

  • Meredith August 7, 2011, 7:40 pm

    Nice bird of paradise :). Glad you had a relaxing/lazy day after your great race yesterday!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 7, 2011, 7:45 pm

    I love the pigeon pose after a run!

  • Katie August 8, 2011, 1:25 am

    That pose is beautiful! I had no idea you were so bendy!

  • Katherina @ Zephyr Runs August 8, 2011, 9:12 am

    Holy crap you’re like rubber! Need more yoga in my life.

  • Amber K August 8, 2011, 12:42 pm

    I must start stretching more! In fact, I think I’m going to do so this morning. I did a hard workout yesterday and could definitely use it.

  • AmandaonMaui August 18, 2011, 5:06 pm

    I too love the Pidgeon pose. It feels so good. I find it very relaxing and stress relieving. It’s also a very humbling position when you bow forward and laying your head toward the ground (or on the ground depending on the day’s flexibility).

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