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Tonight’s Operation Beautiful event was a preview for the Massachusetts Conference for Women, which is on December 8. 


I’ve never been to one of the conferences (there are also events in Pennsylvania and Texas) but word is that the conferences are informative and engaging.  The company I spoke at today is one of the event’s sponsors.  Since I’m speaking on a panel at the conference on December 8 (anyone else attending?!), they had me come out as an event ‘preview’ for their female employees.  It was fun!

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After the presentation, I signed copies of the Operation Beautiful book.  The company had enough for every attendee to take two – one for themselves and one for a friend.


Random side note…


Have you ever gotten dressed for a workout, began to run, and realized you were still wearing a regular bra?  Yup.  Happened to me for the first time today.  Not cool.  I had taken Murphy with me, so maybe I was distracted, but I didn’t figure it out until 1/2 a mile in (ouch!).  So Murph and I turned around and headed home. 


Sigh.  Will try again tomorrow.  Right, Murph?


And for dinner – as promised, we stayed in, watched Ellen, and ordered Thai food.  Ali joined us! 


I ordered the Lime Leaf Noodle with rice noodles and tofu.  Yum.  So spicy.


Thought of the Day:


“Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr



  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 19, 2011, 8:36 pm

    I definitely don’t hvae to worry about wearing a regular bra. Those girls (or lack thereof) stay in place no matter what.

  • Army Amy* October 19, 2011, 8:38 pm

    How cool that all the attendees got two books! I love that idea-spreading the OB message!*

  • Laura @ Watch Laura Go October 19, 2011, 8:39 pm

    It used to always happen to me in gym class in middle school or high school… not as much of a problem since the tatas hadn’t grown in yet haha but nowadays, I wouldn’t be able to workout sports bra free!

  • erica October 19, 2011, 8:47 pm

    i’ve had that happen to me several times. luckily i’m a pround member of the IBTC, so it’s not that big of a deal and i’ll usually keep working out. 😉

    love the pic of murphy on the bed.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 19, 2011, 8:47 pm

    Staying in and eating Thai food and having a gabfest and girlie meetups and just being with friends…now that is what it’s all about. You deserve it! 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 19, 2011, 8:55 pm

    I do the bra thing all the time. Not good at all! Love that quote too! Absolutely true!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 19, 2011, 9:11 pm

    I’ve done the bra thing before too. So painful! I ate Thai food 3 times over the past week. It really never gets old. I wish I could replicate the exact taste at home but it never comes out quite as good as the real stuff.

  • Heather @ Better With Veggies October 19, 2011, 9:17 pm

    I actually forgot a sports bra for run club on a day that I only wore a cami to the office – so I actually ran 3 miles (and I’m fairly well endowed) in my cami under a running shirt. Slowly. 🙂

  • Cindi October 19, 2011, 9:17 pm

    When I was in 7th grade, I realized half way to school that I had completely forgotten to wear a bra. Only to discover it was the day in gym that we had to run a mile! I was mortified!

  • Amanda October 19, 2011, 9:19 pm

    Your night sounds perfect. I need to plan a night soon where I just stay in, order takeout, and hang out with friends. This week has been exhausting and it’s only Wednesday!

  • CJ @ October 19, 2011, 9:19 pm

    i already said this on tinas blog but I want to come to the sleepover next time!!! you guys are probably having so much fun!
    is there a list of events you are doing??? are you coming to PA again any time soon?

  • Krystina (Organically Me) October 19, 2011, 9:39 pm

    No, but I have gone to the gym WITHOUT a bra because I wanted to work out but all my bras were dirty. That was a bad, and I mean bad, mistake.

  • Danielle October 19, 2011, 9:56 pm

    I have done the bra thing before!
    One other thing: Just be careful running with Murphy, Pugs are extremely prone to breathing issues because of their short snout and occasional long soft palate. I have heard of many going into severe respitory distress when over exerted…. its kind of like running with Maggie….? they aren’t really built for it.

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 1:57 pm

      I’ve heard of that too! We didnt go very far. And I’m slow these days so he was safe 🙂

  • CheezyK October 19, 2011, 10:08 pm

    Is it wrong that I now have an Oprah-esque voice in my head saying ‘not one but twooo forrrr evvvverrryyybodyyyyyyyy!’? (Don’t answer that, I know it’s wrong …) Very cool that they did that though.
    Oh, and I’d go with Tina’s advice on what Murphy can and can’t handle – she’d know 🙂

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets October 19, 2011, 11:07 pm

    That’s happened to me while doing the 30 Day Shred! It too hurt and couldn’t figure out what was going on till the very end.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 20, 2011, 12:59 am

    Love that thought for today!
    Regarding the bra situation, YES! I’ve totally done it! I can’t even stand doing strength training in a normal bra – and I’m not even that ‘gifted’ on the top half!!

  • Khushboo October 20, 2011, 1:56 am

    Haha working out in the wrong bra isn’t so bad! I once forgot to wear a bra at all, and only realised half way to the gym…in my defense it was SO early in the morning! I guess this is one of the few perks of not so being ‘perky’ ;)!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb October 20, 2011, 3:17 am

    ha! never had that happen to me, but i can imagine it would NOT feel great 🙂 looks like a fun and yummy night!

  • Hillary October 20, 2011, 7:16 am

    Yep, I’ve been there before. I’ve also worn two different shoes to the gym and forgotten socks. Whoops.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 20, 2011, 7:28 am

    Haha I’ve totally made that bra mistake before! And one time I actually ended up wearing my real bra underneath my sports bra at the gym – and I was wearing a tank top so everyone could see it! As soon as I realized I ran back into the change room to take it off. 😛

  • Olivia October 20, 2011, 8:42 am

    Yes! I once ran in an out-of-state race and forgot to pack a sports bra. Of course I didn’t realize it until 4am the morning of the race and no stores were open. I ended up running a half marathon in a Victoria Secret push-up … and gettting a PR! The best part was my race photos — never have the girls looked so good! lol.

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 1:57 pm

      Hahah NICE!

  • Ashley @ Good Taste Healthy Me October 20, 2011, 8:43 am

    I’ve gone to the gym and completely forgotten my sports bra. That totally stunk.

  • Nichole October 20, 2011, 8:58 am

    The company I work for is one of the major sponsors for the Women’s conference every year so I will definately be there!

  • Katie @ cooklaughmove October 20, 2011, 10:19 am

    I can one better that – I once woke from a nap after getting frisky with the hubs and decided that while he slept on, I should get a run in. I left with NO BRA!!!! Guess cause I wasn’t changing from a regular bra (had on no bra), it didn’t dawn on me to put on a sports bra! I quickly turned around and walked home!

    • Anna E. October 20, 2011, 10:15 pm


  • Paj October 20, 2011, 10:51 am

    I’m on the waiting list to volunteer at the Mass Conference for Women. Can’t quite afford the registration fee otherwise right now, but really want to attend.

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness October 20, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I often wear regular bras at the gym, but I only do low impact stuff, like yoga, elliptical and strength training. I should be more diligent about clothing “the girls” appropriately and givign them the right support! 😛
    Love that quote – and a good thai take-away with awesome people. <3 xyx

  • Amber K October 20, 2011, 12:39 pm

    What a fun evening! I can’t say that I have ever run with a regular bra on, because to be honest, most of the time I’m already wearing a sports bra. It’s just too easy to wear!

  • Ali October 20, 2011, 12:40 pm

    That’s so exciting you’re going to be on a panel at that conference! I go every year as my company is a big sponsor. I would love to attend your session – do you know what it’s called?!

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 1:58 pm

      I’m not sure – I’ll be sure to blog about it the day before the event though. I’m so excited you’ll be there – I hope we can meet!

  • AmandaonMaui October 20, 2011, 3:12 pm

    Caitlin, you’re such an inspiration to me. Seriously. Look at the conference room setup. That’s amazing! Your friends look so sweet. You’re physically active, socially active, eat healthfully, and you look great doing it!

    I hope to achieve more of that in my life. I’ve begun, but I haven’t found the balance for it all with my school work. Eventually I will. This semester I overloaded myself by taking too many upper division courses. Oops.

    Be well, love your life!

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda. I really appreciate this.

  • Steph @ A Life without Ice Cream October 20, 2011, 3:44 pm

    So great about the conference! And as for the random bra-ness… I’ve never found I’m still wearing the regular one, but at least 1x a month I try to take off my regular bra over my head like it’s a sports bra… and get tangled 😛

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion October 20, 2011, 8:44 pm

    It was great catching up last night! 🙂

  • Anna E. October 20, 2011, 10:13 pm

    I got SO confused when I got to this post and you mentioned going out to run with Murphy…but I had picture you talking. I had to scroll up and be like, WHAT blog am I on?! Haha, I thought I had switched to Tina’s for a second!

    • Caitlin October 21, 2011, 7:13 am

      hehehe blogs collide!

  • Anna E. October 20, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Doh. I meant to say “I had pictured you talking in my head.” Obviously the glass of wine I am drinking right now contributed to both of the mentioned mistakes.

  • Allie October 21, 2011, 11:47 am

    I read both your blog and Tina’s blog so seeing her on here and seeing that picture of Murphy really confused me! I had to go back to the top and make sure that I was on your blog still and that it wasn’t a guest post! Ha!

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 21, 2011, 1:49 pm

    That’s so neat that you do Operation Beautiful presentations for such a variety of audiences–colleges, conferences..everyone benefits!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf October 21, 2011, 3:46 pm

    Operation Beautiful books would make a great present, so great idea getting 2! 🙂

  • Alett October 23, 2011, 12:55 pm

    OMG! The MA conference for women sounds so cool! I would totally take the day off of work to go -> however, I’m already taking the day off to attend a veterinary medicine conference. Boo.


  • Alett October 23, 2011, 12:56 pm

    …I forgot to mention that I liver seriously like one and a half miles away from that convention center too…double boo.

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