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The blog and I are enmeshed.  Let me explain.


Last night, I dreamt that my blog crashed and that my web guy (Isaac) called me frantically because he couldn’t revive HTP.  A phone call ripped me away from slumber – and it was my dad, calling to say that the blog was actually down.  Crazy, right? It gave me the spooks!  Enmeshed, I tell you.


Maybe it’s because I’ve been spending a fair share of time at the computer because I’d working on book edits.  The rolling chair antics are back in full swing.  This time around, I’m torturing James.



If James could talk, he would say, “Seriously, Ma.  Stop it.”


So stop it I did – just for lunch.


This was a really easy dish to create but very, very yummy.  Beans, rice, and cheese?  Yes, please.


All combined in a warm pot on top of the stove:


Cooked brown rice

Roasted broccoli

Pinto beans (drained and rinsed)

Cheddar cheese


Tomorrow is the beginning of a crazy weekend.  Two tris, two days.  I’m sure it’s going to be just fine, but it’s still a little nerve-wracking.  I just want to do well and have fun… and smokin’ the other ladies in my age division wouldn’t be too bad, either.  Saturday’s race is particularly small so maybe I have a good shot of making the podium if I really buckle down!


Here are some old(ies but goodies) posts about triathlons:


Give Triathlons a Try

Packing for a Triathlon

Triathlon FAQs



  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 23, 2011, 2:00 pm

    wHOa that is a crazy dream! At least it was down at night and not in the middle of the day! 🙂

    Good luck on your tri’s this weekend–I am sure you’ll do great!

  • Lauren @ laurenINlawrence September 23, 2011, 2:24 pm

    good luck this weekend! and i loved your post earlier today – so much so that i sent it to my boyfriend of 3.5 years to show him that we were on track to be successful, too even though we are still years from marriage!

  • Cat September 23, 2011, 2:25 pm

    Good luck this weekend! I may come out to watch the Sunday race since it’s close to my house! P.S. There’s a new Earthfare up this way … just fyi in case in you want to fuel up afterwards 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP September 23, 2011, 2:29 pm

      Oh fun! If you see me please come say hi!!!

  • Celia September 23, 2011, 2:26 pm

    Seriously spooky!!! I had a dream I was in a building that was collapsing, but shook myself awake just in time!

    Good luck this weekend!

  • Mary September 23, 2011, 2:28 pm

    Good luck this weekend. Not that you need it though!

  • Lindsey September 23, 2011, 2:30 pm

    Good luck this weekend! I am off to do a half tomorrow 🙂

  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' FitnessDiaries September 23, 2011, 2:35 pm

    Haha I love your rolling chair photos! James looked a tad bit frightened. 🙂

    Good luck in your tris this weekend! You’ll do great!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 23, 2011, 2:52 pm

    Good luck this weekend Caitlin!! I can’t wait to see the recaps – you always have the best race photos!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb September 23, 2011, 2:53 pm

    good luck caitlin!! i love the day before a big race weekend. perfect excuse to carbo load!!

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 23, 2011, 2:53 pm

    Good luck this weekend Caitlin! 🙂

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness September 23, 2011, 2:59 pm

    Oh my gosh, how crazy that you KNEW!!!! 🙂 You have a bloggy sixth sense, it seems. Two things: amazing lunch, and GOOD LUCK for your race weekend! <3 xyx

  • Liz September 23, 2011, 3:10 pm

    My mom & I have a sort of ESP like that, too. We often think about someone right before they call or have a dream about something very similar to what ends up actually happening. We joke about it all the time 🙂

    Good luck with the double tri weekend!

    • CaitlinHTP September 23, 2011, 6:50 pm

      That is crazy!!!

  • DadHTP September 23, 2011, 3:16 pm

    hahahaha – she’s not kidding – I woke her up and she was clearly trapped between realities – but then, I thought it was Saturday!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) September 23, 2011, 3:19 pm

    Good luck this weekend! Sounds like you will be one busy lady. Have fun!

  • Katie of Cabbage Ranch September 23, 2011, 3:21 pm

    I love rolling chair posts! I curse the carpeting at my work.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 23, 2011, 3:34 pm

    That kind of stuff happens to my mom all the time. I swear she’s got some really freaky ESP thing going on. Last week she called to tell me she had a dream about one of my ex-boyfriends. Guess who sent me a fb message that next day out of the blue after almost 8 years of not speaking. FREAKY!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg September 23, 2011, 3:41 pm

    Good luck with your races this weekend!

  • Dana P. September 23, 2011, 3:46 pm

    The looks on James’ face is priceless. My cat’s usually look like that when I am trying to afflict my affection on them.

    Have a good race!

    • CaitlinHTP September 23, 2011, 6:51 pm

      Heheh THANKS Dana!

  • deva @ deva by definition September 23, 2011, 3:50 pm

    I love the expression on James’ face!

  • Jane @ Broccolini + Cheese September 23, 2011, 4:03 pm

    Good, good luck with your tris this weekend!!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf September 23, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Haha I’ve been having a fair bit of rolling chair fun at work this week too! 🙂 good luck with the tris!

  • Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count September 23, 2011, 4:55 pm

    Good luck! You will do great!

  • Hillary September 23, 2011, 6:00 pm

    The look on James’s face says it all, doesn’t it ; )

  • kristin s. September 23, 2011, 6:01 pm

    Good luck this weekend! I’m training for my second marathon and have been continually upping my mileage by a mile a week but can’t seem to make any progress with it getting easier to run. Seems to be getting harder whereas with my last marathon training my runs got easier because my body got accustomed to doing at least 15 at one time. My last run was 17 miles and I had to start walk/ running after 5 miles. I need help any advice on what I can do?

  • Katie September 23, 2011, 6:01 pm

    Haha omg, those pics with James made me laugh. He looks so terrified!

  • Molly @ RDexposed September 23, 2011, 6:04 pm

    I think that James needs a scarf, too.

  • Kate September 23, 2011, 6:34 pm

    James’s ears and face in that second pic are HILARIOUS! Good luck this weekend!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 23, 2011, 6:48 pm

    I’ve had “psychic” dreams before too! It’s so creepy!

    Good luck in your races this weekend!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 23, 2011, 7:38 pm

    Those dreams are SO freaky! It’s as if our minds know what’s going on already!

  • Army Amy* September 23, 2011, 7:55 pm

    My dog, Geronimo, makes that same face when I pick him up.*

    • Ellie@fitforthesoul September 23, 2011, 8:38 pm

      awww!! haha I love the name Geronimo for a doggie~that’s really cute 😉

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul September 23, 2011, 8:38 pm

    oh crazy!!! haha that is cool and strange~I love it when my dreams actually do have meaning 🙂 Have a beautiful day!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 23, 2011, 8:55 pm

    I have crazy dreams like that ALL the time! Love when stuff like that happens.

  • Jessica @ Fit Chick Wannabe September 23, 2011, 9:27 pm

    Just wanted to tell you that I love the new links on the right!

  • Sana September 23, 2011, 10:42 pm

    James has a silly mummy!

  • Lisa (I'm an Okie) September 23, 2011, 11:35 pm

    Great great list filled with realistic pieces of advice. and number 10–i like it! 🙂

  • Mariel @ Mariel Moves September 24, 2011, 1:14 am

    Good luck this weekend! I can’t wait to read the recaps! I’m racing tomorrow too! (only a 5K thought!) However, you’ll kick butt in your tris! (plural, so crazy!)

  • Khushboo September 24, 2011, 1:45 am

    Wow, you will do great times 2! GOOD LUCK!

  • Kirstie @ Musings of a Happy Life September 24, 2011, 3:41 am

    Oh your puppy is just adorable!

  • Sara@RunningInPinkProject September 24, 2011, 9:15 am

    This is the last blog I read before I fell back asleep this morning and I had the weirdest dream that you were very stressed out because you were Suri Cruise’s Nanny and they kept forcing you to make these really elaborate “brown paper bag” puppets for her. So weird.

    • Caitlin September 24, 2011, 12:37 pm

      ohmigod YES LOL

  • Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas September 24, 2011, 12:07 pm

    HAHAH James’s eyes in that one pick are too funny!

  • Amber K September 24, 2011, 12:22 pm

    That is one of the coolest things ever. I wish I had moments like that! My best friend can totally detect stuff like that, and I wish I did too. I think it makes the whole world seem connected and complete.

  • Claire September 24, 2011, 5:20 pm

    I love the look of sheer terror in James’ eyes in the second photo hahaha I shouldn’t laugh but it’s just so cute.

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