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Caught in the act!


Lovers giving each other little puppy kisses.  Specifically, James licking the inside of Maggie’s ear.  They literally lay on the rug and make out with each other.  Bow chicka bow wow.


Beyond spying on the dogs, today was consumed with more (unsuccessful) office hunting, a little writing, and a whole lot of running. 


I broke one of my Essential Rules of Running by attempting a longer run today.  I try not to run back-to-back days but today was my third day on.  Just really poor planning; tomorrow is definitely a swim day. 


I ended up doing 8 miles with Nicole.  The beginning was especially hard – I need to stop running in the evening and switch to morning runs because my energy is shot by 5 PM.  But once we warmed up, it was all good.  We finished the 8 miles in about 1:24.


We spent most of the run babbling about her upcoming NUPITALS!  The big day is this weekend (if you’re slightly confused – yes, they did get married this summer; this is their ‘spiritual’ wedding).  I absolutely cannot wait to see her in that big, white dress. 


Pre-run, I named on a Clif bar.  Yes – I finally wised up and stopped eating fiber-rich crackers and garlic-infused hummus.  The Clif bar (after an hour wait) sat much better in my stomach. 


Post-run applesauce – just to hold me over until dinner!


And dinner was cooked by the Hus – quinoa, beans, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and carrots, all drizzled in coconut milk.  Creamy and fabulous.



And for dessert – Panda Puffs and cashews


Gonna go stretch out these tired legs.  Pigeon pose, here I come!



  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 3, 2011, 9:01 pm

    I did 8 miles tonight too and rocked out in pigeon pose for a solid 15 minutes after. Best stretch ever 🙂

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb October 3, 2011, 9:09 pm

    nice run, caitiln! must feel great to have the long one out of the way. i have such troubles running at night. my body never feels great and, additionally, i always find a way to talk myself out of it. i also prefer to run on an empty stomach, so first thing in the morning is just easier….if i can get my booty out of bed!

  • Ellen October 3, 2011, 9:14 pm

    Hahaha “bow chicka bow wow”… cue Mike Posner, the funniest music video ever. If you haven’t seen it, you really should. It cracks me up!

    I’ve never been able to run after a cliff bar. All that soy sits in my stomach like a rock. But if you knocked out 8 miles, it must have worked for you. 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP October 4, 2011, 1:50 pm

      Hahah googled, pretty funny.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 3, 2011, 9:21 pm

    Definitely stretch out! I feel like I don’t stretch enough anymore. I need to focus on that more! Have a great night Caitlin!

  • Dani October 3, 2011, 9:35 pm

    I finally wised up and started to fuel up before running-i was always opposed because I didn’t want to have stomach issues while running but I’ve realized I can handle larabars : )

  • Sara @ RunnerWife October 3, 2011, 9:38 pm

    Aww that is adorable! Sometimes my one cat will start licking the other ones head, then he proceeds to attack her. She is a lover and he is a fighter, what can I say!

    • Deva @ Deva by Definition October 3, 2011, 10:40 pm

      My cats do that too! It’s adorable until the fighting starts, and then… not so much.

  • Shelly October 3, 2011, 10:13 pm

    does anyone know the difference between the coconut milk in the can and the kind you can put in cereal thats in the milk case?

    • katie @ KatieDid October 3, 2011, 10:48 pm

      The canned is the full fat and much thicker and creamier. It’s usually used for sauces or to thicken desserts or smoothies (it’s really divine!). The kind in a carton is watered down a lot, much lower in fat, and usually better for drinking straight up or using like you would a normal milk.

  • Mary October 3, 2011, 10:16 pm

    The correct term is “nom!!” haha!
    Our pups love each other like that all the time. Corbin always licks the inside of Tika’s ear, and she always has that same face that Maggie has…

    too cute.

  • Kelsey October 3, 2011, 10:17 pm

    You are really inspiring me with the applesauce! I have been craving it… haven’t had it in a long time, possibly since childhood! There’s just something about the individual cups that makes it even tastier. 🙂

  • Nicole October 3, 2011, 10:34 pm

    Yay for my big white dress!! Btw—my legs and feet hate me.

  • emily October 3, 2011, 10:36 pm

    Omg, that puppy pda picture is killing me!

    You drizzled coconut milk ontop of baked sweet potato? Didn’t that get soggy? The flavor sounds great but I’m having a hard time with the texture.

    • CaitlinHTP October 4, 2011, 1:51 pm

      Nope… just very lightly drizzled. It was good!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 3, 2011, 10:53 pm

    I LOVE pigeon pose. Such a good one!

    Nice job on the 8 miles 🙂

  • Elisabeth October 4, 2011, 12:19 am

    The puppy love is so sweet! 😀

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 4, 2011, 12:35 am

    Pigeon pose is the best!!!

    Before going on a run the other day, I did pigeon pose as part of my stretching and my roommate looked at me in awe, asking how I was able to contort myself into that position. It was pretty funny, but also kind of surprising because this is the same roommate who just ran a marathon! How has she never done pigeon pose before??

  • Sarah October 4, 2011, 1:21 am

    How do you get your sweet potatoes so crispy and yummy looking? Thanks for all your hard work!

    • Caitlin October 4, 2011, 1:54 pm

      Hmmmm I think the secret is cooking them on a cookie sheet, lightly drizzled in olive oil.

  • Khushboo October 4, 2011, 1:57 am

    Ohh I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who can eat a bowl of cereal after dinner! After my 7-miler yesterday, I felt like a bottomless pit! Well done on the 8-miles :-)!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf October 4, 2011, 4:16 am

    James & Maggie are seriously cute!

  • Kathryn October 4, 2011, 7:44 am

    just out of curiosity….what is a spiritual wedding?

    • Caitlin October 4, 2011, 1:55 pm

      haha basically, the ceremony but without the legal part (the legal part already happened!)

  • Lee October 4, 2011, 7:59 am

    Are Maggie and James husband and wife or brother and sister? I hope, from your description of them making out, they are husband and wife!

  • Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas October 4, 2011, 8:01 am

    I love cereal as a “good-night” snack! 😀

  • Molly @ RDexposed October 4, 2011, 9:10 am

    Nothing sets the mood like whispering sweet nothings and a head lick.

  • Carolina John October 4, 2011, 9:11 am

    Kelley prefers half a powerbar to a clif bar. I don’t know why, but I think the powerbar sits on her stomach a little better. I used to really enjoy clif bars before swimming, now I don’t take anything specific.

  • Mia October 4, 2011, 9:40 am

    my dog licks the inside of ear all the time. I guess that means she loves me a lot…either that, or she thinks I’m a dog. erm.

  • Ashley @ Good Taste Healthy Me October 4, 2011, 10:35 am

    I loooove pigeon pose! It’s my favorite pose.

  • Beth (Well I'll Be) October 4, 2011, 10:53 am

    I’ve seen you mention before that Maggie is the dominate of your 2 dogs. I’m pretty sure that my female dog is the dominate one too and she’s always the one getting licked. Does Maggie ever lick James? I’ve always wondered if it had anything to do with dominance.

    • Caitlin October 4, 2011, 1:56 pm

      No she never does! Hmmmm. I wonder.

  • Heather October 4, 2011, 11:56 am

    i love how sweet your dogs are to each other, mine dont get along and it makes me so sad!

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled October 4, 2011, 12:03 pm

    That Clif bar sounds so good! They’re great pre-race food and I love eating them out on the golf course because they keep you full for a while and have a good balance of protein and carbs.

    Running 3 days in a row is no joke! After my marathon training is over, I’m going back to 2 days in a row. 3 is just too much for me.

  • Amber K October 4, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Your doggies are so adorable. I wish I had the space for one. Dinner looks pretty tasty!

  • Kelly October 4, 2011, 1:15 pm

    Aw, Maggie and James are such cute little lovebugs (or lovedogs!)

  • Mac October 4, 2011, 2:56 pm

    The pigeon pose is heaven! One of my yoga instructors actually told me that to get the true effects of the pose you have to hold it for a minute, so that’s what we do in class… hello pain and relief afterwards!

  • kwithme October 4, 2011, 4:29 pm

    I love your thought for the day. I have a first and a fifth grader. Last year, after school started, I kept thinking, “today is a busy day” after about 3 weeks, I decided that was just my life and the light days were the ones outside the norm!

  • Peter October 4, 2011, 7:38 pm

    I know a secret!

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