Tennis Saturday

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Fun to read everyone’s responses on the How Cra-azy Is Your Workout Drawer? post.  Good to know that others are secret race shirt pack rats, too.  Heh!


I forgot to blog about my biggest workout gear mistake.  About a year ago, I bought a pack of cheap socks – about 10 socks with a rainbow of cuffs.  When I was checking out, I suddenly had second thoughts, “Am I ever really going to keep the red sock with the red sock and the blue sock with the blue sock?!”  I should’ve listened to my gut.  I’ve got four rainbow socks with no pair now. 


WHERE do missing socks go?!  And WHY did I think it was a good idea to buy rainbow socks?  Never again.


Today was Tennis Saturday… and I’m pleased to report that I actually beat the Husband in a game!  I think he let me win, though. 6 – 1, not so bad.  Right? 


Breakfast was my new favorite combination:


In the bowl:


Panda Puffs

Pumpkin seeds


Rice milk


And after tennis, we ran errands (I desperately wanted to pick up a humidifier – my nose has been getting so dry at night that I’ve been waking up with little nose bleeds!) and went to Zoe’s Kitchen for a lunch. 


I got the potato salad and braised beans:


As well as the Greek salad.  Zoe’s has the best salad dressing.



Thought of the Day:


A reader named Heidi left this quote on the Life Isn’t a Supermarket, and I thought it was pretty powerful… Hope it resonates with you, too!  She said, "God’s delay is not God’s denial."



  • Justine October 29, 2011, 6:25 pm

    Eh, you don’t like mis-matching socks? This, coming from the gal who doesn’t wash her work out clothes immediately? ; )

    • Caitlin October 29, 2011, 6:32 pm

      Hahah well I ROCK mismatch socks but they do make me feel like a disaster!

      • Sana October 29, 2011, 9:39 pm

        Do your undergarments match? I feel lost if mine don’t. But usually they never match.

  • Sarah October 29, 2011, 6:29 pm

    Heh, I love my rainbow socks- They are easy to match up and you know that each one of the pair has the same amount of worn-ness to it. I hate when one sock is stretched out and one is tight!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb October 29, 2011, 6:40 pm

    commented on that quote when you tweeted it, but it was SUCH a great reminder for me today. feeling a little (ok, a lot) down that things aren’t happening on my schedule lately. patience is a virtue, right?!

    btw… i would totally just mismatch the colors!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 29, 2011, 6:53 pm

    Great quote!

    Ugh, the socks…with two young boys always asking where their socks are, this is such a problem here. I just wish I knew a better way of keeping track of them. I buy socks more often than I care to think about!

    I’ll have to keep Zoe’s Kitchen in mind next time I come to Charlotte! I’m always in need of a place I can eat at when we go there and that one looks good!

  • Kayla October 29, 2011, 6:54 pm

    I have the rainbow sock drama too.. I figure if they’re the same style then they still count as matching

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 29, 2011, 7:42 pm

    I loooovveee rainbow colored socks! hehe.

    Your food looks yummy!

  • BroccoliHut October 29, 2011, 8:30 pm

    Ah man, I love Zoe’s braised beans!!

  • Molly @ RDexposed October 29, 2011, 9:14 pm

    Crap. I’m just making my way through my new “rainbow” socks.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 29, 2011, 9:43 pm

    I totally love that quote your reader shared – I definitely agree.

    Aaand I have never picked up a tennis raquet (is that spelled right?) in my life. I’ve always wanted to play!

  • Tracy October 29, 2011, 10:13 pm

    Wear the mismatched socks to GoTR! Maybe this is a local fad/trend, but all the youngster girls around here intentionally wear two different socks. Theirs are often two different prints, but two different rainbow color bands on yours would probably register as “cool” to them 🙂

  • Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile October 29, 2011, 10:32 pm

    I am always losing socks and mix-matching! I rarely ever wear matching socks. I love that quote, so true.

  • dana October 29, 2011, 10:48 pm

    I have those socks and I always wear them mismatched. I figure when I’m running so fast no one can see 😉

  • Jamie October 30, 2011, 12:56 am

    My coworker dressed in all black and pinned random socks all over herself. She was “the monster that steals your socks from the dryer” -Big hit!

  • Raya October 30, 2011, 1:41 am

    I wear mismatched socks all the time on purpose. I mean, why not?!?! 🙂

  • ~Jessica~ October 30, 2011, 3:58 am

    I used to absolutely love tennis until I started having really bad knee problems from it, plus I have no-one to play with me *sadface*. I wish there were more bloggers out there that played tennis – it’s really fun to read about.

    All of my running socks are mismatched…occasionally my Mum decided to sort them all out because she’s neat and not horribly disorganised like me. Yes, I am 25, not 2.5 😉

    What did the husband get at Zoe’s Kitchen? It looks lovely!

    I’m from England and know about candy corn, but I suppose that’s because I read blogs (and watched The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Episodes since I was nine years old hehe).


  • Tracy October 30, 2011, 9:28 am

    Thanks so much for sharing that quote – “God’s delay is not God’s denial.” Came at such a good point for me and really resonates!

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

    I used to intentionally not match my socks…as a high schooler, it just seemed more fun that way! Of course, now I match them. Well, for the most part. Sometimes if I have 2 pairs that are close enough, that works for me–I’d probably be fine with wearing 1 each of those unmatched ones up there!

  • Amber K October 30, 2011, 1:01 pm

    I actually specifically buy colored socks so that I can wear them out equally.

    I actually don’t have a problem with missing socks. I know it’s a cliche, but I can’t figure it out. They go in the wash, they come out of the wash, they go in the drawer….where’s the problem?

  • Gracie (How I Complicated My Life Today) October 30, 2011, 2:36 pm

    I know this is a late comment, but I wanted to tell you a few tricks to avoid nosebleeds. I’m a pharmacist, and I get a lot of nosebleed questions in the winter. Our weather is so humid in New Orleans that when heaters come on, our adapted mucous membranes can’t handle it!
    I recommend using a saline rinse like a netti-pot, or if you can’t handle the drowning effect, just use saline nasal spray. Use three times a day, and once a day apply Aquaphor inside the nostrils. It is basically vaseline but it’s emulsified with water, so it both moisturizes and holds the moisture in.

    • CaitlinHTP October 31, 2011, 10:47 am

      Oh thank you so much. I will definitely be trying this. The humidifier works but not great.

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness October 30, 2011, 4:59 pm

    Oooh…your eats looks so delicious Caitlin – my boyfriend and I watched Forks over Knives yesterday and are both really really excited to eat more vegan meals, and I will DEFINITELY be using your blog for ideas and inspiration 🙂 <3 I only eat fish now but seeing all your dinners makes me feel I could totally let that go several times a week and go full vegan! 😀 Way cool.
    And I love mismatched socks! You're wearing the rainbow – it's awesome, lol! xyx

  • Rose October 31, 2011, 1:00 pm

    I bought socks like that too. I match them with whatever color I want now since so many are gone.

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