October 2011

Oh, Happy Day

I am having one of those days that I feel incredibly lucky and happy and at peace.  It’s been a whirlwind of a work week so far (is it really only Tuesday?) but man – I am grateful to be where I am right now.  Not just physically – now I’m in picturesque Norfolk, Virginia [...]


The Hand Sanitizer Debate

Hello, goodbye. They don’t call the 10:20 PM flight from the west coast to the east coast the red eye for nothing!  But honestly – it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be.  Normally, I struggle to sleep on planes (again – that fear of publically sleeping with my mouth open) but I [...]


A Little Layover

Look who I found in Seattle: Baby Garnish – as known as Cullen.  His momma Emily used to live in Charlotte and we’ve been blog friends ever since.  I was so happy my work trip allowed a bit of a layover so I could come over and see Emily, her husband, and their baby.   [...]


Cross Country

Where in the world is Caitlin Sandiego? Why, today I’m headed to Seattle for an Operation Beautiful presentation at St. Martin’s University.  And – call me crazy, because I most definitely am – I am taking the red eye back to the East Coast later tonight and presenting at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia tomorrow [...]


I’ll Lift When I’m Good and Ready

I’ve struggled for years and years to get into a weight-lifting routine.  Since I respond so well to running training plans, I’ve always printed out intense lifting instructions or set myself up with a trainer.  No matter how organized and committed I feel, I end up feeling so freakin’ overwhelmed that my plans fall to [...]


Jen’s IronBaby Shower

A few weeks ago, I was racking my brain for a creative theme for my friend Jen’s baby shower.  I considered a puppy theme, a football theme, a jungle theme…   And then I realized – a triathlon theme would be PERFECT!  After all, Jen is an accomplished runner and triathlete who’s managed to rack [...]


Tennis Love

Lately, the Husband and I have been like ships passing in the night.  He’s been busy with the clinic, and I’ve been traveling all over for Operation Beautiful.  So this morning, we turned off the TV, stayed away from the computer, and just enjoyed each other’s company.  It was very, very nice.   We slept [...]


Car Swap and a Baby Party

So – remember how I ran my car into a curb last week and somehow – someway – inflicted $1800 worth on damage (thank goodness for insurance!)?  Here’s the rest of the story:  The dealership had to special order two rims and a computer part to repair my car; it looked like I was going [...]


Hoodie Required

So proud of myself!   After a week with little (okay – no) exercise due to my travel schedule, I finally had a chance to go for a run.  And boy – it was a PERFECT running weather.  Chilly but not too cold.  Foggy and beautiful.  An ideal fall morning.   It was strange to [...]


Runaway Bride

As promised, I have eaten nearly every meal in the car today.  Whew.   Panda Puffs as I sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get to the Boston airport.  1 hour and 15 minutes to go 20 miles, baby!  Oh yeah. + Eggs and cheddar at the airport.   And a veggie burger for lunch.  Okay, [...]


A Healthy Intention

So – here is my schedule today: 5:30 AM – Wake up due to my crazily horrible sleeping habits of late 6:30 AM – Unglue my butt from the comfy guest bed at Tina’s 7:00 AM – Begin commute to Boston airport 9:45 AM – Flight home 12:30 PM – Arrive, drive directly to potential [...]


One for a Friend

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 [...]


Wednesday in Boston

Oh, here we go again.                     This time I’m in Boston for a private Operation Beautiful event at a biotech company.  So much traveling lately.  But I’m VERY excited to be here because I get to stay with my friend Tina instead of being stuck in [...]


GOTR Practice 5K

Girls on the Run was really fun today – but then again, when is it not? Coaching the girls (a group of 8 – 10 year olds) is always such an uplifting part of my week. I went into today’s lesson feeling down and sad, but the moment I walked in and heard, “Coach Caitlin!” [...]

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