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Promises, promises.


Apparently when I promised ‘come hell or high water,’ I did not mean actual water.  Because by the time we got off work, it was absolutely pouring.  Chilly and raining.  And my grand plan had been to leave work and run home, so I didn’t have the appropriate gear. 


I actually enjoy running in the rain, but the Husband ominously warned, “What if you slip and hurt the baby….”  I don’t even know if that’s possible to do before having a legit baby bump (anyone know?), but it scared me into staying on my (dry, warm) couch.  Although, admittingly, scaring me into couch time isn’t very hard these days.




‘Twas gross.




Have you tried Trader Joe’s Chana Masala?  Really, really delicious.  Especially on top of brown rice and with a side of steamed kale.  Oh, and some leftover cranberry relish – just a palate cleanser.


And last, but certainly not least…. DESSERT!


Someone has to finish the Thanksgiving pies.  They cannot go to waste!  The Husband and I made a valiant effort to eat away the fillings of the pumpkin and pecan pie while watching Gossip Girl.  Yes, my Husband loves Gossip Girl.  And he’s not ashamed. 


Today was a pretty good day, but if I can squeeze in a run tomorrow – it will be even better!  Here’s to having a bright outlook.



  • Heather November 28, 2011, 9:30 pm

    (Disclaimer: not a doctor) As far as I know and have always been told, the chances of you falling hard enough and in just the right way to do the baby any harm, especially right now, are next to nothing. There is a lot of stuff between that awesome little tadpole/kidlet and the outside world right now. Nicely cushioned. When my mom was nine months pregnant she slipped HARD on ice and fell right on her belly, and my sister was 100% fine, no issues, no nothing.

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 28, 2011, 9:32 pm

    I love the irony of your “hell or high water” statement! But I don’t love that you got rained out :(. I meant to run Sunday after a flew back to Chicago, but got lazy… I made it up today though! I’m sure you’ll do the same!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 28, 2011, 9:33 pm

    Good for you conquering the pie situation…there are starving kids in Africa. You can’t have them go to waste! Sorry about the rain. It has been like that all day here and I’m officially over it. I hope you get some good rest tonight and feel refreshed in the morning!

  • Anna November 28, 2011, 9:34 pm

    Bummer about the rain but the road will be there tomorrow! I loved your post this morning on a positive attitude. I had a similar pep talk with myself a few weeks ago…I was just sick of being depressed and out of it. Sometimes a ‘slap in the face’ of positive thinking is all it takes to get back to a better place…reminders like this don’t hurt either so thanks! Hope your week continues to be a good one! Maybe list out 5 reasons why your thankful just for continued good vibes 🙂

  • Chloe (In Fine Feather) November 28, 2011, 9:35 pm

    I would be concerned too, but I don’t know anything about exercising while pregnant and would definitely take the safe route as well. Sounds like an omen for you to spend time indulging in some husband & pie time instead of running – there’s always tomorrow!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb November 28, 2011, 9:36 pm

    i like the husband’s thinking… better safe than sorry, right?! i hate running in the rain… or any elements for that matter.

    mmmm…pie! i left our last leftovers at my parents to help keep my fingers out of it.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 28, 2011, 9:39 pm

    I think you made the right call…

    ““What if you slip and hurt the baby….” I don’t even know if that’s possible to do before having a legit baby bump (anyone know?)”

    I know of too many miscarriages that have happened in the days following falls and accidents. One, a friend of mine, tripped down the staircase. Who knows if there’s a correlation but better safe than sorry!

  • Kath November 28, 2011, 9:42 pm

    I just finished Gossip Girl!! Tonight was good. Wish I could come watch with you guys! Matt hates it : (

  • Sophia November 28, 2011, 9:59 pm

    Wish I had your willpower…why is it 11 pm at night and I have both hands in the chocolate and boxes of cereal again and again.

    Have you ever tried the Enjoy Life granola bars? Their good. I have tried the sunbutter crunch and the caramel apple before…now if I could only stop eating them at midnight!

  • Elyse November 28, 2011, 10:07 pm

    I just had trader joes chana masala today!!!! very yummy. slightly spicier then I thought it would be though!

  • Emily November 28, 2011, 10:10 pm

    I’ve always been a pie filling girl – I eat the filling and my little sister takes care of the extra crust! Unfortunately, we finished all our leftover Thanksgiving pie yesterday… c’est la vie 🙁

  • Kate November 28, 2011, 10:12 pm

    The main reason I don’t like running in the rain is the fear of slipping and falling. I’m really clumsy and trip on my own feet all the time, so add in a slippery sidewalk and I get visions of tripping and smacking my head on the pavement!

  • Leatitia @ The Sweetest Year November 28, 2011, 10:20 pm

    Yes, falling while pregnant is dangerous for the baby! It’s better to miss a workout than go outside when it’s raining like that and risking injuring that precious baby. 🙂

  • Keri November 28, 2011, 10:27 pm

    Mmmmmm Chana Masala. Wish we had Trader Joes in Denver. Instead, I attempted a mildly palatable dahl. Indian food is so darn good and so darn hard to make taste good!

    Cheers to a morning run for you 🙂

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 28, 2011, 11:16 pm

    Better to stay inside safe and warm 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 28, 2011, 11:25 pm

    You make me want to go bake a pie JUST so I can eat the insides! Yum!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB November 28, 2011, 11:26 pm

    Yes! A man who loves GG. My husband was a big Veronica Mars (and Dawson’s Creek back in the day) fan- I love a man that can hang with the cool girls.

  • Lauren November 28, 2011, 11:41 pm

    We just finished our thanksgiving leftovers too! Sounds like a pretty good night, tomorrow is another day 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 29, 2011, 12:58 am

    I love leftovers!!

    It is okay to have couch time–you’ll be up and going tomorrow!

  • Corrie Anne November 29, 2011, 1:11 am

    That still sounds like a pretty fabulous evening. I love eating pie insides. Totally the best part. Definitely not a crust girl! I wish pies had FROSTING – that would make them even better…

    Get out and run tomorrow. Running feels great toooo!! 🙂

  • Lauren November 29, 2011, 6:57 am

    Hey girl. So I have a question for you that I was thinking about the other day. I know you said you’ve been trying to get in a weekly workout routine but I was wondering if you’ve been doing more yoga since the pregnancy? I know you used to be so into yoga and I haven’t seen much of it lately. Just wondering. I hear it’s incredible, especially during the later trimesters.

  • Shannon November 29, 2011, 7:13 am

    Yes, a fall at any stage of pregnancy can be dangerous and can even trigger miscarriage. So be safe!

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine November 29, 2011, 7:18 am

    Hope today is great Caitlin! 🙂

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION November 29, 2011, 7:46 am

    I love Thanksgiving leftovers. 😀

    And my motto is that it’s always better to play it safe! You did the right thing by listening to your gut and just calling for a day off of running. 😀

  • Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous November 29, 2011, 7:47 am

    Trader Joes anything is wonderful. I love their Indian sauces. I add them to veggies and rice for a quick and easy meal!

  • lindsay owen November 29, 2011, 8:14 am

    Hey Caitlin,

    In my former life as a midwife, (I’m a SAHM at the moment), I would tell people not to worry about falling in early pregnancy. Your baby is nicely hidden and protected within your pelvis at the moment, so the likelihood of hurting it through falling is slim. Enjoy your runs! You’re super fit so do your thing and don’t worry about hurting the baby.

    Love the blog and congrats!

    Lindsay x

  • Amanda November 29, 2011, 8:15 am

    I’m also still chipping away at the Thanksgiving leftovers. I’ve eaten more mashed potatoes in the last week than I’ve eaten all year, but I’m not complaining. 🙂

    You’re very lucky to have a husband who likes Gossip Girl. Mine can’t get far away enough when I watch those types of shows! It’s okay though – I’m the same way when he puts on the Walking Dead.

  • Jessica November 29, 2011, 8:20 am

    When I was 4 months pregnant I totally tripped on my way out of subway. I tensed up because I was worried about falling on my stomach so I ended up with a sore neck and shoulders but I caught myself with my hands so I didn’t actually land on my stomach. I called the doctor and they said to just pay attention and if I feel differently or have any bleeding to go to the ER but I should be fine. The baby is super cushioned in there but they did warn me that the further along you get the more your balance is off. After I knew I was fine the whole thing was so funny to me. I didn’t drop my cup of lemonade but it was all crushed in my hand and ended up in my hair! Hahaha!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 29, 2011, 8:22 am

    To me, nothing sounds worse than running in the rain! 😛 I definitely would have stayed in too. There’s always tomorrow for a run!

  • Emily November 29, 2011, 8:22 am

    I hope the weather is better for you today. Its cold and rainy in Ohio (mostly cold!)
    We have tons of pie at our house too. I don’t eat pie though, so I suspect that some will be thrown away before it gets eaten by the husband. 🙂

  • Cheryl November 29, 2011, 8:25 am

    Gosh – All of the Trader Joe’s food you mention I have sitting in the freezer (for about 6 months). Guess it’s finally time to eat the chana masala and the enchiladas since you’ve given them such great reviews!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat November 29, 2011, 9:49 am

    My husband watched GG with me while we were dating but now he doesn’t even pretend to make me think he’d sit through it. Sigh.

  • Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 29, 2011, 10:13 am

    Sorry about the snack bar – looks like dinner made up for it. I have to admit, I’m pretty jealous of your pie. My apple didn’t last past Thanksgiving, and the pumpkin only lasted a day or two after. Bummer!

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life November 29, 2011, 10:14 am

    I bought a box of trader joes chana masala a few months ago and it has just sat in my freezer and intimidating me! I have never tried indian food, but I guess I should just DO IT ALREADY 🙂

  • Bec November 29, 2011, 11:44 am

    Oh man. I’m watching Gossip Girl right now and it is making me want to dig into my leftover mocha cheesecake!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 29, 2011, 12:33 pm

    I’m not sure what the rule is “before baby bump” but I’d probably take precaution too! Theres nothing wrong with settling in on the couch for some snuggle and pie time!

  • Maria November 29, 2011, 1:39 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago and felt the need to comment on today’s. First of all congrats on the baby news!! Secondly, my husband also likes to watch GG with me :-)So I’m glad he’s not alone. I was too busy baking last night to watch, so we’ll have to catch up tonight.

  • Dani November 29, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Hahaha, I love your pic of the pie with the squiggly little lines!

  • Madison Blake November 29, 2011, 5:15 pm

    Aww you don’t like the Enviro Kidz peanut butter crispy rice bars?! I have an embarrassing addiction to them…

  • Irina G (Fit Flexitarian) November 29, 2011, 6:12 pm

    I think the chances of hurting the baby are pretty small, but better safe than sorry!

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 29, 2011, 7:54 pm

    Eek, hearing that warning about slipping while running would DEFINITELY have sent me to the couch if I was pregnant! What a scary thought.

    Don’t worry about the run, though..there’s always tomorrow!

  • Heather November 29, 2011, 9:52 pm

    totally agree…that bar is gross. but the chocolate and berry flavors are really good!!

  • Corey December 2, 2011, 12:59 pm

    My hubby loves Gossip Girl too! We DVR and watch it together every week!

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