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Could Caitlin break free of the powerful glue known as Sunday Afternoon holding her butt to the couch?


Why, YES! 


By some miracle, I managed to get dressed, propel myself out the door, and bang out a lovely 3.5 miles.  So proud – the furthest I’ve run in a long, long time (I’ve really been struggling to get out there with the cooler temps).  And it was an especially nice run because the Husband joined me. 


It was all fun and games until he pantsed me alongside a busy road and discovered I wasn’t wearing underwear under my running tights.  Whoops. 


And with that entirely Too Much Information admission…. time to curl back up on the couch. 



  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) October 30, 2011, 7:04 pm

    Wait, you’re supposed to wear underwear under running tights? S***

  • Heidi October 30, 2011, 7:05 pm

    hahaha Oh my god are you kidding!?!

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews October 30, 2011, 7:06 pm

    Haha love the TMI! Whoops : )

  • Tami October 30, 2011, 7:07 pm

    I didn’t have undies undermy yoga shorts and my husband said something today too…if they have a liner etc who cares!!!

  • Meredith October 30, 2011, 7:07 pm

    Oh my, that’s too funny! I NEVER wear underwear under my workout clothes.

  • Tami October 30, 2011, 7:09 pm
    • CaitlinHTP October 31, 2011, 10:09 am

      Oh thanks for this rec!!!

  • Army Amy* October 30, 2011, 7:10 pm

    I’d be way uncomfortable if I went commando! I need something in between me and my workout clothes.*

  • Sopuhia October 30, 2011, 7:10 pm

    Hello Caitlin,
    Is the Hal Higdon learn to run program a good start? I do not partake in any cardio exercise other than walking and some bodyweight exercises at my own leisure. I noticed the program is beginning at 3 times a week, 60 sec jog and a 90 sec walk for 20 minutes. Will this is fine?
    A few weeks ago I thought I’d give it a try and my very un-limber body was crawling just to jog 60 seconds. I feel very discouraged.

    And would that be sufficient? 3 days a week. And then leisure walking on alternate days?

    • CaitlinHTP October 30, 2011, 7:22 pm

      Hi there! I think that sounds like a good technique, very similar to Couch to 5K, which you should also look into. C25K is super effective because it builds confidence AND endurance.

      3 days of walk/running is definitely sufficient to ‘learn’ to run! Keep at it. It’s supposed to be hard in the beginning but I PROMISE that it will get easier.

    • Lauren October 31, 2011, 3:28 pm

      I did that, but even lighter — when I first started running, I would run every time I had to cross a street, and then randomly — every time I saw a pickup truck, or from mailbox to mailbox, or all through the chorus of a song. I ran like that until I could do about 3 minutes of running, and then I started a modified C25K. 🙂

  • Camilla October 30, 2011, 7:17 pm

    OMG- hahaha!

  • cristina October 30, 2011, 7:18 pm

    That is too funny! Lesson to be learned from this post for all of us who don’t wear undies under our workout clothes. Hahahaha!

  • Allyson October 30, 2011, 7:24 pm

    Pantsing with running tights is pretty hard, don’t get how you didn’t realize it was coming? If my husband tried to pants me during our run this morning I would have totally known. Never ever wear underwear with running/gym clothes, totally gross.

    • CaitlinHTP October 30, 2011, 7:26 pm

      Hahah mine are SO LOOSE at the hips! They are comfier that way but apparently dangerous for pantsing.

      • Allyson October 30, 2011, 8:52 pm

        How can you have SO LOOSE running TIGHTS? If my husband attempted Pantsing with tights, loose or not, he would def be up to something more!

        • Emily G. October 30, 2011, 10:30 pm

          I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I have a pretty small waist and huge hips/thighs so it is possible. It’s difficut to find stuff that fits perfect so I normally end up having to compromise in one of the areas.

  • Sarahbear October 30, 2011, 7:28 pm

    You know… I’ve been hunting underwear that wouldn’t crawl up my behind during a workout for months. Not wearing any sounds like a much better solution.

    • Alina November 1, 2011, 4:52 pm

      BOY SHORTS! So good…. Get the moisture wicking kind…. Makes my dance clothes SO much comfier!

  • J @ Ess and Jae V2.0 October 30, 2011, 7:29 pm

    Why do boys do that stuff?????? Seriously!! And they never seem to outgrow it. Lame-o.

    • Allyson October 30, 2011, 8:56 pm

      Seriously, you asking y? Because boys, my husband and every man, have one thing on their minds……

      • Catherine October 30, 2011, 9:55 pm

        Oh, I’m sure he was just goofing around, rather than trying to get frisky on the side of a busy road haha 🙂

      • April @ Grits and Granola Bars October 31, 2011, 12:09 am

        That’s extremely sexist. 🙁

    • Emily G. October 30, 2011, 10:32 pm

      I may one of the few, but I do it to my boyfriend quite often. My favorite time is when we’re walking upstairs and I’m behind him! Gets him EVERY time! lol Of course, he gets me back but I normally am the first one.

    • CaitlinHTP October 31, 2011, 10:10 am

      In my husband’s defense, I did throw dried leaves all over his head immediately prior to the pantsing. LOL

  • Kristen (inspiredbydooce) October 30, 2011, 7:34 pm

    BAHAHAHAHAAAA! That is awesome!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 30, 2011, 7:35 pm

    LOL!!! I hope your shirt was at least a bit long!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb October 30, 2011, 7:36 pm

    HA! oh dear, that story just made my whole night. congrats on the awesome run… much more than i can say for myself today 🙂 but it’s ok… there’s always tomorrow, right?!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 30, 2011, 7:41 pm

    bahaha too funny!

  • sarah October 30, 2011, 7:45 pm

    bahahaha! My little sister did that to me once in running shorts. I mean, they have a liner, why wear undies? It’s like double undies!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 30, 2011, 8:12 pm

    hahahahaha I love that you didn’t notice right away! Glad you got in your run!

  • Amanda October 30, 2011, 8:15 pm

    hahaha I’m sure you gave at least a few people on that busy road a fun story to tell and a good laugh! But it’s Halloween weekend…that means anything goes, right? 😉

  • Kendra October 30, 2011, 8:31 pm

    Wait, people don’t wear undies under workout clothes?? I honestly didn’t realize people did this. I feel like it I would get pinched or chaffed or something. Hmmm… should I try it?

    • CaitlinHTP October 31, 2011, 10:10 am

      I feel like it just creates unnecessary laundry 🙂

    • Pam C October 31, 2011, 9:20 pm

      I’ve never found underwear that don’t creep up my bum while running if I do after like three washes they give out. So I wear spandex under loose sweatpants or shorts or tights and never underwear under tights/spandex.

    • Kelly November 1, 2011, 9:13 am

      Same here Kendra. Brand new information!!!

  • Sana October 30, 2011, 8:32 pm

    I workout in a thong. SOOO comfy, no one else gets it!

  • Jacalyn October 30, 2011, 8:35 pm

    Love it! The hus and I do crazy things like that to each other all the time!

  • Marla October 30, 2011, 8:48 pm

    Hope it wasn’t caught on someone’s
    Pranks like this are less funny these
    days with the advent of camera phones 🙁

  • AmandaonMaui October 30, 2011, 8:50 pm

    OMG I would have been beet red!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 30, 2011, 8:58 pm

    Haha, are you serious?! Too funny although I have no idea how you don’t wear underwear!

  • Nicole October 30, 2011, 9:01 pm

    That’s hilarious!! Sounds like something that would happen to me 🙂

  • Hillary October 30, 2011, 9:03 pm

    This is fabulous.

    On a similar note, my boyfriend bet me yesterday that I wouldn’t kiss him on the butt in the middle of the supermarket. I did. In an empty aisle. I won a dollar ; )

    • CaitlinHTP October 31, 2011, 10:11 am

      hahah you are awesome. i love people like you.

  • Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs October 30, 2011, 9:08 pm

    Hilarious!! Hahahaha I would have died! I got a wicked running tattoo on my upper/inner thigh because my undies slipped down and chafed like no other, I am scared of going comando. Totally random I know, but where else am I supposed to talk about this stuff? Haha.

  • hemp jogger October 30, 2011, 9:10 pm

    that is too hysterical! did anyone see y’all?
    totally random, but i’ve been a reader for a long time, and just have to say what a genuine, happy couple you guys seem to be. and i really think charlotte is the perfect fit. its been nice reading your journey 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP October 31, 2011, 10:12 am

      Thanks 🙂 I appreciate it a lot. We are happy and it’s very nice.

  • Andrea October 30, 2011, 9:18 pm


  • katie @ KatieDid October 30, 2011, 9:26 pm

    ohhh my gosh too hilarious! I’ve been pantsed without wearing underwear too if it makes you feel better!!

  • Chetney October 30, 2011, 9:35 pm

    HA! I bet he felt so bad!!!!! I bet you felt worse though! I would have melted into a puddle.

  • Jess October 30, 2011, 9:41 pm

    I just died laughing. That’s hilarious.

    I never though of running commando…I might have to try now!

  • Meghan October 30, 2011, 9:43 pm

    hahahahha that is hilarious!! Glad you had a great run, aside from that 😉

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me October 30, 2011, 10:09 pm

    LOL oh no! That must’ve been quite the shock!

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair October 30, 2011, 10:23 pm

    That is soooo something my fiance would do to me.

    I can’t wear running tights without underwear either! However I don’t wear any with shorts (only the ones that have the underwear built in – which is most!)

  • Sarah @ w30 October 30, 2011, 10:27 pm


  • Chelsea October 30, 2011, 10:48 pm

    I hate going commando during runs because I feel like everything is rubbing *yack*

  • Reenie October 30, 2011, 11:07 pm

    OMG! That is he-lar-e-ous!!! So are some of these comments on here. ha!

    Come on y’all try it….underwear is over-rated. Go commando!! =)

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 30, 2011, 11:10 pm

    Aaahahaha this post is great. You totally remind me of myself with that photo–I have a tendency to just grab my camera and take really random pictures of myself making weird faces when I get bored!

  • Ashley @ Cooking for John October 31, 2011, 12:13 am

    He pantsed you?! I love it! Silly boys don’t realize how uncomfortable running tights would be with undies on!

  • Leigh October 31, 2011, 12:19 am

    That is seriously funny! At least you can laugh about it 🙂

    I never realized so many ppl don’t know about the greatness of not wearing undies while working out! So much better without!

  • Alexandria October 31, 2011, 12:45 am

    Hahahaha! You are def one of my fav bloggers & I’ve always wanted to meet you (the Miami connection!), but this post makes me NEED to meet you. Hysterical!

    • CaitlinHTP October 31, 2011, 10:12 am

      I want to meet you too!!

      Go Miami!

  • dani October 31, 2011, 1:32 am

    hahahahaha i totally don’t wear panties under my tights either. no one likes the visible panty line! haha so funny

  • Khushboo October 31, 2011, 1:33 am

    Nah no such thing as TMI…I once ran bra-less :)!

  • Candice October 31, 2011, 1:48 am

    ha! how funny! Way to go on getting a run in on a lazy sunday! we did the same but only got a little over 2 in but it was fun to do it with the hubs! without being pantsed of course;)

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 31, 2011, 7:32 am

    Hahahaha thank you for starting my day off with a laugh! 😀

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 31, 2011, 8:54 am

    bahahah. Lovely. That is seriously hilarious. And congrats on getting in a run!

  • Molly @ RDexposed October 31, 2011, 9:12 am

    Hahaha! I did that to a friend junior year of high school in the cafeteria. We can finally look back on it and laugh together-it used to just be me!

  • Marisa E October 31, 2011, 9:28 am

    Hehe- that’s awesome!!

  • jane October 31, 2011, 9:29 am

    whats with the crotch shot lol?

    • CaitlinHTP October 31, 2011, 10:13 am

      It was illustrative 😉

  • Jessica Gordon October 31, 2011, 9:29 am

    Too funny!!
    I was also wondering if you could do a post or send me an email about how to run in the cold? i.e what to wear how to fuel up, that kind of stuff! Thanks!

  • CJ @ October 31, 2011, 9:39 am

    haha i have to laugh at your admissions sometimes! you forgot a sports bra a few weeks ago and now your undies!!! those have got to be some uncomfortable runs!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed October 31, 2011, 9:56 am

    I think this means you owe him!

  • LAuren October 31, 2011, 11:24 am

    Hi Caitlyn, would you mind tellingme what type of running tights you recommend? Thanks!!

    • CaitlinHTP October 31, 2011, 11:42 am

      Those are fleece Nike performance tights that I got two Christmases ago at Dick’s. I don’t know the exact style but I must say that Dick’s is a good place to buy tights – they always have some sort of sale.

  • Alett October 31, 2011, 12:04 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh!!



  • Alett October 31, 2011, 12:08 pm

    you’ll enjoy this story:
    I do not wear underwear under my running tights, or running shorts (ever since I started biking I developed that habit when wearing underwear with bike shorts was an obvious NO no). Anyway, last winter I was getting ready for a 16 mile long run. It was a VERY chilly day so I decided to wear my thick polar fleece running tights for warmth. So, something made me decide to “look down” just before I was headed out the door. Well…much to my surprise, I happened to have a 3 inch rip in the crotch seam of my favorite tights!!! I was (ahm) giving a bit of a show!
    THANK GOODNESS I noticed this before my run! LOL!

  • Amber K October 31, 2011, 12:44 pm

    Ok, my husband would be dead after something like that. I can’t even imagine! Then again, I can’t imagine not wearing underwear. I always have something on no matter what I’m wearing. Panty lines by damned, I find it more comfortable that way! 🙂

  • Verna October 31, 2011, 1:11 pm

    Bahaha! That is AWESOME!!!

  • marian @ marianwrites October 31, 2011, 1:25 pm

    congrats on the run! what an awesome feeling. sounds like a few lucky charlotte drivers got quite the show, hahahaha

  • Kathy October 31, 2011, 1:38 pm

    Oh my gosh. that is hysterical. Hubby & I do that at home, but usually not outside! Need to give him a good crack!! [no pun intended]

  • Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile October 31, 2011, 2:14 pm

    Hahah that is hilarious. Great run!!

  • Katrina October 31, 2011, 7:47 pm

    I just laughed out loud so hard! Haha, thanks 🙂

  • Sophie @ threetimesf November 2, 2011, 3:19 pm

    Haha, um..thanks for sharing?!

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