Costumes Galore

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Please excuse any issues as the new blog design takes effect!  I’m sure there will be some hiccups.


Look!  A mini fridge!


We finally bought a mini fridge for the clinic.   This means I can bring home-cooked meals to work without fear that I’m going to get some sort of bacteria poisoning and kneel over.   Wahoo!


Today’s lunch was cooked while I was eating breakfast (a bowl of cereal and raspberries):



In the mix:



Wild Rice

Baked plain tofu


Mmmm Sauce


On our way to work, we drove by the local pumpkin patch.  I am so excited for Halloween, especially because of Charlotte friends take the holiday very seriously and create elaborate outfits.


I cannot wait to get a carving pumpkin. 


Anyway – the pumpkins got me started on my costume.  The Husband and I have a really great idea for a couple’s costume; we just need to execute it.  I’ll give you a hint on our idea…


Anyone planning on doing a Halloween race?  Last year, I did a fun post series on Running Halloween costumes (here’s Part I and Part II).  Here are my favorites.

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I really don’t know how those ladies didn’t chafe all up in their hizzies.  That’s dedication to the holiday, folks.



  • Krystina (Organically Me) October 5, 2011, 6:00 pm

    Caitlin, your site looks AMAZING! Props to whoever did it because they have talent. 🙂

  • Rachel @ Runner's Tales October 5, 2011, 6:01 pm

    I really like the new look of the blog!

  • Jen @ Light Enough to Travel October 5, 2011, 6:04 pm

    I love the new look, Caitlin! Sweet!

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled October 5, 2011, 6:04 pm

    The new blog looks really cool! Love the wallpaper.

    I’m not sure how you’d run in leather. Wouldn’t it get really hot up in there? It’s certainly not sweat wicking. Just sayin’.

  • Emily W October 5, 2011, 6:10 pm

    Love the new look! However, I’m having trouble going to older posts… do you still have this feature?

  • Deva @ Deva by Definition October 5, 2011, 6:10 pm

    Love the new design – very clean!

    I cannot wait to carve a pumpkin as well. I haven’t carved one since high school.

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair October 5, 2011, 6:13 pm

    Love the new design!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb October 5, 2011, 6:16 pm

    ahhh! LOVE the new design!

    i am doing a hallowed 10k. can’t wait!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) October 5, 2011, 6:16 pm

    The new design is beautiful! I love it! 🙂

  • Nikki October 5, 2011, 6:20 pm

    The new blog looks BEAUTIFUL. i love it! your hard work pays off 🙂

  • Army Amy* October 5, 2011, 6:27 pm

    The blog is gorgeous!*

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews October 5, 2011, 6:31 pm

    Love the new blog look!

  • Grace October 5, 2011, 6:37 pm

    WOW the new design looks great 😀

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery October 5, 2011, 6:38 pm

    I LOVE the new design! Looks great!

  • Alaina October 5, 2011, 6:38 pm

    I love the new look! I like that I can scroll between posts without having to go to the main page. Very nice! 🙂

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 5, 2011, 6:39 pm

    LOVE it!

  • Sweet and Savvy October 5, 2011, 6:40 pm

    Wow! Those are quite the costumes!

  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe October 5, 2011, 6:41 pm

    I love this new design! I’m usually not so excited about blog changes but this one is really nice!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 5, 2011, 6:48 pm

    weirdly, I never get very excited about dressing up for halloween. I think it’s because my birthday is the day before, and I’d rather focus on my birthday!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 5, 2011, 6:53 pm

    The new blog design is looking awesome!!!!

  • Claire October 5, 2011, 6:55 pm

    The new design looks great – but all the old posts are gone? Are they coming back?

    • Caitlin October 6, 2011, 10:43 am

      Trying to sort this out 🙂 Sorry Claire!

  • jamie @ cueyourlife October 5, 2011, 6:59 pm

    GORGEOUS design on the site, Caitlin! Love it!

  • erica October 5, 2011, 7:00 pm

    the site looks FANTASTIC!!! i love it! 🙂

    and now i’m craving wild rice 🙂

  • katie @ KatieDid October 5, 2011, 7:00 pm

    Absolutely love the design! Very simple and fresh looking.

  • Su October 5, 2011, 7:01 pm

    I dont like this design :(.. maybe I just have to get used to it! I think its the colores because I love the banner!

  • Shari October 5, 2011, 7:06 pm

    The new design looks fantastic!

  • Sophie @ LoveLiveAndLearn October 5, 2011, 7:07 pm

    Really really love the new look!
    It’s so pretty 🙂
    Your lunch looks delicious!

  • Jane @ Broccolini + Cheese October 5, 2011, 7:08 pm

    Love your new design!!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 5, 2011, 7:08 pm

    Loving the new design! I always dread getting dressed up, but my favorite was when my husband and I dressed up like we were from the 80’s and I was knocked up. The key to this was that we looked like complete trash from the 80s. My husband, I swear, was the best part of the costume!

    While I dread it, it’s always fun to dress up!

    • Caitlin October 6, 2011, 10:44 am

      hahah very awesome, sarena!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now October 5, 2011, 7:09 pm

    I miss the blue!

  • Anne October 5, 2011, 7:15 pm

    Totally a fan of the new design! Love it–modern, clean, easy to follow!

  • Aja October 5, 2011, 7:16 pm

    I love the new layout!

  • Jill @ Justfocuswell October 5, 2011, 7:19 pm

    Loving the new look!! And yes, people do take Halloween very seriously. Looking forward to seeing what you guys decide to go as!

  • mi-an d. October 5, 2011, 7:20 pm

    love your neew facelift! :))

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 5, 2011, 7:22 pm

    LOVING the new look! Whoever did the design did a great job!

  • Amber K October 5, 2011, 7:24 pm

    What a fun new look! I wish I could figure out a way to make the blog I started not look so…hokey. lol I haven’t even really talked about it much because it looks pretty terrible. But that just means it can only go up from here! lol

  • Nina October 5, 2011, 7:27 pm

    Duke & Dutches??! <3

    • Nina October 5, 2011, 7:28 pm

      Duchess*. I’m so embarrassed!

      • Caitlin October 6, 2011, 10:45 am


  • Kiran @ October 5, 2011, 7:32 pm

    Beautiful new design! I am looking forward to carving pumpkin for the very first time ever, this year 😀

  • Erica October 5, 2011, 7:33 pm

    OOH ! I usually read your blog in google reader but when you said new design I had to come over! Love it! and am loving the costume idea …

  • brandi@BranAppetit October 5, 2011, 7:46 pm

    love the new look!

  • Mel @ Mel a la Via Paradiso October 5, 2011, 7:51 pm

    Oh my god, the royal couple. THAT IS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! You are both perfect for it! I literally CANNOT wait to see what you’ll come up with…good luck!

  • Katheryn October 5, 2011, 7:52 pm

    Love the new look of your blog!

  • Lauren October 5, 2011, 7:54 pm

    Haha, I love the idea of racing in costume. A friend of mine just ran a 5K in a full suit. He said other than being a bit warm, it wasn’t that bad.

  • Sana October 5, 2011, 7:56 pm

    How prettty 🙂 Blog makeovers make me happy!

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 5, 2011, 7:59 pm

    DANGGGG GIRL, nice redesign! It looks FANTASTIC. I have a thing for swirly backgrounds like that, so I’m a big fan as you can tell haha.

    Ahh Halloween–need to start planning my costume! What to be, what to be….

  • Erin October 5, 2011, 8:12 pm

    I like the new design, but I can’t look at old posts!

  • Caitlin @ TPL October 5, 2011, 8:15 pm

    I’m IN LOVE with the new design! Great work, it’s fantastic!!

  • Gracie (complicated day) October 5, 2011, 8:20 pm

    I wore the cowgirl outfit in a the Jazz half marathon – and it’s around the corner again! Officially taking new costume suggestions, although that one’ll be hard to beat…

  • kim October 5, 2011, 8:22 pm

    The duke and dutchess costume is for sale at halloween stores. I
    ts good idea.

  • kim October 5, 2011, 8:23 pm

    Oops meant *its a good idea

  • Eileen October 5, 2011, 8:47 pm

    I love the new look!!!

  • Kath October 5, 2011, 8:50 pm

    OMG LOVE THE NEW DESIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • B n B October 5, 2011, 8:55 pm

    Love the new look!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 5, 2011, 9:03 pm

    LOVE the new design Caitlin! It looks gorgeous and somehow, totally ‘you’.
    As for pumpkins, I’m hoping to get to a pumpkin patch this month too. Looks like you had a fun day!

  • Kristin October 5, 2011, 9:04 pm

    thank u for the running costume ideas!!! U seriously read my mind today!!! i am running a halloween half marry in Daytona and was thinking today about a costume!!! u crack me up about the “chaffing up the hizzies” lol!

    • Caitlin October 6, 2011, 10:39 am

      Descriptive, right? No one wants to chafe up their hizzies.

      • Carol October 9, 2011, 6:29 pm

        Sadly, I totally chafed up my hizzies!!! Seriously, it looked like I sat on a waffle iron! DO NOT run in fishnet hose! Just don’t! My pirate costume for the upcoming Rogue’s Run (the only race for pirates!) should be more kind to the hizzies.

  • Colleen October 5, 2011, 9:09 pm

    Love the new design. Ready for the pumpkin patch here. No races besides running after the kids

  • amanda October 5, 2011, 9:15 pm

    the new design looks great! super professional 🙂

    no races for me, i’m a run-for-alone-time person. i’ve never been able to run in large groups of people.

  • Penny October 5, 2011, 9:16 pm

    Love the new design!!! When you said you would be changing the look, I was a little scared. But this is perfect. Clean, pretty, and super efficient. It suits you well!!!

  • eatingRD October 5, 2011, 9:18 pm

    Love the new look!! very nice 🙂 I haven’t even thought about halloween yet to be honest… omg the holidays are coming!! We have been getting ready for our honeymoon cruise in November though 🙂 Yay for a mini fridge!

  • Lee October 5, 2011, 9:25 pm

    I’m doing the Rocktoberfest race but not dressing up. Last year, I did a different half on Halloween and there was this girl in a Winnie the Pooh outfit that was like 5 sizes too big on her and the crotch was like down to her knees. She beat me.

    • Caitlin October 6, 2011, 10:39 am

      hahah nice. beat by pooh!

  • Sarah @ w30 October 5, 2011, 9:33 pm

    Love the new design! Very pretty and clean. Plus it has two of my favorite colors! 🙂

  • Mim October 5, 2011, 9:59 pm

    I really like your new designe. It’s gorgeous and easy to navigate – fun!

  • kristen October 5, 2011, 10:04 pm

    prince william and kate! what a great costume! and love the background

  • Dee October 5, 2011, 11:13 pm

    Your blog looks amazing Caitlin!

  • Katie of Cabbage Ranch October 5, 2011, 11:46 pm

    Blogover? Yes, please! It looks beautiful, and I love the new features.

  • Laura October 6, 2011, 1:35 am

    OMG, please tell me that you and Kristien are going as Bea and Eugenie, because that would be hilarious. 😀

    • Mari October 6, 2011, 6:07 am

      That was what I thought as well, talking about epic costume!!!

      (PS love the new design!)

      • Caitlin October 6, 2011, 10:40 am

        hahah that is even better than the duke and duchess!

  • Khushboo October 6, 2011, 1:57 am

    Haha I was ecstatic when our office got a fridge…ironically I am not using it as much as I thought I would! Next step: a microwave!

  • Eliza October 6, 2011, 2:28 am

    Awesome new design..

    And you can put snacks in the fridge without them going off! My mum took a yoghurt to work in her handbag yesterday.. she forgot about it today.. eewww

    • Caitlin October 6, 2011, 10:40 am


  • Liz October 6, 2011, 3:35 am

    I love the blog makeover – great design! (except I’m not loving the comments being centered – hard for me to read, for some reason. Maybe it’s just me 😉 )

  • Marijke October 6, 2011, 5:11 am

    Lovely new blog design!

    I’m guessing that you’ll be dressing up as the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge rather than Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie in their horrendous wedding attire… although, that would be hilarious!

  • LM October 6, 2011, 6:15 am


    I live in New Zealand and the sunflower seed butter we have at the stores here is grey coloured and quite pasty. I was wondering why all the US bloggers seem to have orange coloured sunflower seed butter. (Last time I checked, sunflower seeds were grey!) Is there some sort of colouring agent in there? Or is sunbutter mixed with other nuts to give it its hue?

    • Caitlin October 6, 2011, 10:42 am

      Hmmm! Interesting question. All that’s in my SFB is sunflower seeds, cane juice, and salt. Maybe it’s the roasting? Is yours raw?

      • LM October 11, 2011, 12:05 am

        …Doesn’t say actually! The ingredients list is just sunflower seeds and salt. It is interesting, though!

  • Lesley October 6, 2011, 6:30 am

    Great new design 🙂

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed October 6, 2011, 8:28 am

    Looooove the new layout! Making me think it’s time to spruce up my blog. Keep up the good work, always love your posts 🙂

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count October 6, 2011, 8:49 am

    Love the new design AND I love the runners in costume! Too funny!!

  • Kia October 6, 2011, 9:16 am

    I am doing a Halloween race. It’s my first Halloween race and I’m thinking Halloween-ish knee high socks and a tutu:)

  • Mac October 6, 2011, 3:28 pm

    Are you for real?! No way did that lady wear that get up and not feel the most discomfort ever in her life! Love it! PS I like the new blog design 🙂

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