Rainy Run

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Last night, I finally unglued my hard-workin’ butt from my beloved rolling chair and decided to go for a run.  I’ve really pulled back on exercise in the last month or so because of my deadline, so I was feeling pretty good about my efforts as Nicole and I set out.


Unfortunately, 2.0 miles in, ominous black rolls rolled into Charlotte, and before Nicole and I could even assess the situation it, the sky opened up and it started to pour.


I’ve run in some crazy weather, but this was by far the worst rainstorm that I’ve ever gotten caught it.  That’s saying a lot because once, I ran in a  tropical storm (that’s a story for another time).  The streets and sidewalk immediately began to flood.  Nicole and I ended up looking like we had jumped into a pool with all of our clothes on! 


We finished 3.5 miles, wet and shivering.   I spent the rest of the night under a blanket on the couch and watching movies.




I recently bought these Udi’s Whole Grain, Gluten-free Hamburger rolls.  I had my doubts – the other GF rolls that I’ve tried have been pretty disgusting – but these rolls were good!  Soft and chewy, just like a regular roll.


With pea sprouts, goat cheese, and a fried egg:


And an orange:


Off to take a walk with my little walking buddy (James)…


Happy Saturday!



  • Khushboo September 3, 2011, 9:41 am

    You’re a braver woman than I for running in the rain! I was complaining about the mere 8 min walk to the gym because it was pouring!

  • Katherina @ Zephyr Runs September 3, 2011, 9:41 am

    Oh no :X Sorry you got caught running in the storm, maybe it’s a sign that you should continue to cut back!! Yum lookin’ breakfast <3

  • Cyndi September 3, 2011, 9:45 am

    Ugh – I signed up for a race Monday and they are now calling for a TROPICAL STORM. Of course, it could go either way but I sure hope the 4″ they are predicting is not for the window of 6:30 – 8:30 am.

    • CaitlinHTP September 4, 2011, 10:19 am

      I hope the weather holds up for your race!

  • Jen September 3, 2011, 9:53 am

    I’m excited to hear about those rolls! I have yet to buy them for precisely the reason you mentioned. I tend to stick to the GF breads that I already know are good, because so many aren’t, and just end up being a waste of money.

    And you rock for sticking out the remainder of your run in the rain! I don’t think I could’ve done that!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers September 3, 2011, 9:54 am

    Yikes, that’s crazy! I love raining in the rain, but I prefer knowing about it in advance. 😉

  • Jazz September 3, 2011, 9:56 am

    I don’t mind the rain eiher, but the lightning is when I head back inside!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 3, 2011, 10:11 am

    That happened to me a little over a year ago – I wasn’t a runner at the time and I was out on a walk in my neighborhood. All the sudden a huge thunderstorm hit and I ended up sprinting the mile and a half home! Haha I was shocked I ran that quickly!

  • katie @ KatieDid September 3, 2011, 10:16 am

    pea sprouts? Interesting! I love running in the rain, it’s one of my favorite things to do.

  • Baking N Books September 3, 2011, 10:25 am

    My dad used to tell us – “It’s only water, not going to hurt you”.

    Of course, he also said this while inside of the car protected and watching us.

  • Sweet and Savvy September 3, 2011, 10:27 am

    Oh wow! That is an extremelyyy wet run! Must have been some insane weather!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery September 3, 2011, 10:31 am

    Don’t catch a cold! Way to power through a run though!

  • Kait @ One Love Run September 3, 2011, 10:34 am

    yikes! i hope today is a little bit drier for you!

  • Marlow September 3, 2011, 10:39 am

    I absolutely LOVE the Udi’s Whole Grain bun!! I don’t have a microwave, so I toast mine in the toaster. Just as good!

  • Kayla @ The Best Things September 3, 2011, 10:48 am

    Running in the rain? No thank you!! Good for you for getting through that crazy rainy run!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf September 3, 2011, 11:14 am

    Worse than a tropical rainstorm?! Oh my!

  • Molly @ RDexposed September 3, 2011, 11:19 am

    When I get caught in the run while running, my hair turns into a rats nest. It takes >30 minutes to brush out. Hope you had better luck.

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 3, 2011, 11:19 am

    Great job on finishing! I personally find it oddly satisfying to run in the rain 🙂

  • Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas September 3, 2011, 11:26 am

    Oh man, I hate getting caught in bad weather while running! Snow storm, anyone? lol

  • Lee September 3, 2011, 11:29 am

    It always makes me feel badass when I run in the rain, although I worry about my ipod.

    I actually just signed up for a race in your neck of the woods – The Rocktoberfest Dowd YMCA half marathon (or something like that) in October. Know anything about it?

  • Amber K September 3, 2011, 11:42 am

    Holy cow! That does not sound like a pleasant run at all. This is why I’ll forever be a gym rat. I hate weather. 😉

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews September 3, 2011, 12:05 pm

    I meant to tell you that your rolling to the kitchen posts (especially the one with Maggie) is so funny. I showed my husband because he couldn’t understand why I was staring at my computer screen and cracking up 🙂

  • Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks September 3, 2011, 12:33 pm

    You really did have to “run for your life” to escape the rain! Snuggling under a blanket after being caught in the rain is always the best feeling, though 🙂 Have a great day, lady!

  • Hillary September 3, 2011, 12:40 pm

    At first, I totally thought that picture was just proof that you ran SUPER hard and got SUPER sweaty. In my head, I was like “DAMN! Homegirl kicked her own butt really hard!” ; )

  • Sarah September 3, 2011, 12:43 pm

    I’ve heard the Udi’s are actually pretty good but that figures because I’m a vegan. Oh well, one day! I tried some Schar (I think that’s who makes them) rolls and they’re gluten free and vegan and pretty good.

  • kathleen September 3, 2011, 12:52 pm

    good for you for getting out there, caitlin! i am such a baby when it comes to exercising in the rain (in any element, really). as much as a loathe the treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike, a few drops will immediately force me inside. i’m such a baby!!

    happy to hear you liked the udi’s buns. i’m thinking of toying around with a gluten-reduced diet. i have been having some digestive issues and i swear, if one more medical professional tells me “oh it’s just ibs”, i’m going to lose it! time to take matters into my own hands 🙂

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats September 3, 2011, 12:54 pm

    Oh no! I’ve definitely got caught in some terrible rainstorms running, too! Great job finishing your run!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal September 3, 2011, 1:01 pm

    Holy crap it does look like you jumped into a pool!

    Pea sprouts? I’ve never even heard of those! Where did you find them?

  • Alba&Dilek @TwoBaklavaStory September 3, 2011, 1:10 pm

    I love running in the heat or rain because it makes me feel badass. hahaha I hate it when it’s happening though! I only like the afterward feeling!
    By the way, we just opened a new blog and would love to have some people read it. I feel like we are lost and nobody can hear our voices! lol
    Have a great day!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 3, 2011, 2:07 pm

    I hate getting caught in downpours like that! They’re crazy.

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 3, 2011, 3:27 pm

    I love the occasional rainy run. They are extremly relaxing and refreshing.. especially if it has been hot and muggy out!

  • Sana September 3, 2011, 4:07 pm

    My ex who was my running buddy LOVED running in the rain, I am not sure why but I always get sick after a wet run so I tend to avoid it!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 3, 2011, 4:41 pm

    Yikes, that is kinda COOL! I have never gotten stuck in a huge rainstorm while running….just occasional drippage. Heh.

    • CaitlinHTP September 4, 2011, 10:12 am

      Drippage sounds dirty.

  • jamie @ cueyourlife September 3, 2011, 4:41 pm

    I love running in the rain, but rainstorms are another story. I got caught last summer in a lightning storm. S-C-A-R-Y! This summer, I was almost overly cautious…which is frustrating when you put off a run because it looks like it’s going to storm but then doesn’t! Better safe I suppose! Happy Saturday!

  • Army Amy* September 3, 2011, 5:03 pm

    I love running in the rain, but not when it’s coming down hard. Good thing you were with a running buddy. I bet it would have been way scarier if you were solo.*

  • Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart September 3, 2011, 5:18 pm

    Good for you for finishing! I would have turned around 😉 I hope you enjoy your Saturday as well!

  • Sarah September 3, 2011, 6:27 pm

    I had a run like that earlier this summer, it was definitely going to rain, but I had no idea how hard! It felt like I was running in the shower, with all my clothes on! Definitely cold and wet, but you feel so hardcore afterward!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 3, 2011, 6:51 pm

    Kudos for finishing the run! If I were you guys, I probably would have ducked into the nearest store and called someone to come pick me up! 😛

  • Leslie Goldman @ Health Breaks Loose September 3, 2011, 8:04 pm

    Mmmm! I will definitely be making that delectable looking breakfast!

  • Lesley September 3, 2011, 9:13 pm

    Those rolls do look tasty. Have you ever tried Envirokidz peanut butter crispy rice bars? I eat these all the time for an afternoon snack and I just noticed today they are gluten free! If you like the panda puffs cereal I think you’d like these!

    • CaitlinHTP September 4, 2011, 10:11 am

      I have not but I need to try them now! I <3 all Envirokidz cereals.

  • Sarah Jane MacMillan September 4, 2011, 2:15 am

    Yum! Those Udi’s gluten free buns look delicious!

    I wish Europe had more gluten free options (that didn’t taste so chemically). Does anyone on here know of good gluten free options that one can order within Europe?

    • CaitlinHTP September 4, 2011, 10:07 am

      I know we *just* began to have more GF options in the regulars grocery store so maybe it’s right around the corner for you!

  • allpointswhole September 4, 2011, 9:28 am

    Congrats on your run! Lying under the blanket all night was well deserved! I love all things Udi! They have awesome big muffins and great bagels!

  • Kathryn September 4, 2011, 5:42 pm

    I was driving up to Charlotte on Friday night for the USC/ECU game and got caught in the same storm n 77- it was a bad one, I was scared even in my car!

  • Erica Dagley September 4, 2011, 5:50 pm

    Rain runs are my jam!

    Actually the point of this comment was just to say hi. I’ve been reading your blog for about 6 months when I started making healthy changes in my life. You blog has been wonderful to following along with and now I’ve started my own!

    • Caitlin September 5, 2011, 11:27 am

      Thank you for reading and welcome to the blog world!

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