Eat My Bubbles

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It’s so cold outside that some of us are forced to wear jackets indoors!


Others were lucky enough to be born in a nice, thick fur coat.


And still others resort to fleece jackets, slippers, hot tea, and a warm bowl of oats.


I was up and at ‘em so early – well, for me – and instead of plopping down on the couch and zoning out to recorded television, I worked.  I set up a little station on the couch – water, teapot, oatmeal, book, pen, sticky notes, water, and puppies – and I got through nearly 100 pages of book editing before the Husband even got up.  It felt so nice to be productive!


Then, I ate a peanut butter sandwich, pulled on my swimsuit, and hit the pool.  When I arrived, I was a bit disappointed to realize a middle school swim meet was going on, but the pool staff had reserved a few lanes for passholders.  Wahoo!


This meant, however, that I swam 1000 yards whilst surrounded by screaming parents and team mates.  Every time I’d bring my face out of the water, I’d heard, “YEAHHHHHH! SWIM SWIM FASTER!  GO GO GO!” Haha.  I felt like I was in the competition!   I overheard one girl yell to another, “Eat my bubbles!” and nearly choked on pool water.


Post-swim lunch:


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Still on a Mexican kick… I had a corn tortilla with brown rice, refried beans, and salsa, plus a salad and orange. 


Stay warm today!



  • Hippie January 14, 2012, 12:51 pm

    nice water bottle.

  • Emily @ The Swallow Flies January 14, 2012, 12:58 pm

    Your lunch looks delicious – and it’s so colorful and beautiful! Working in a high school, I overhear some interesting things… “Eat my bubbles” is great!

  • Emily January 14, 2012, 1:11 pm

    I definitely would have choked if I heard eat my bubbles!

  • Lauren January 14, 2012, 1:13 pm

    Ha, “eat my bubbles” is a very common swimming saying. In my childhood swim days we would write phrases (such as the above) all over our bodies with permanent marker. Even in high school it wasn’t uncommon for people to have multiple t-shirts with “eat my bubbles” and other sayings. Coaches weren’t down with trash talking like that in NCAA swimming, sadly.

  • Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 14, 2012, 1:16 pm

    It’s always great to start the day with a great (and funny) workout!

  • Emily @LivingLongfellow January 14, 2012, 1:21 pm

    HAHAHA! Your dog is so cute in his little sweater 🙂

  • Rebecca January 14, 2012, 1:33 pm

    Hahahh my swim team has always used the phrase, “Eat my bubbles!” during meets! We used to write our events & draw all over our bodies with sharpies.. no big deal?

  • Liz January 14, 2012, 1:36 pm

    Eat my bubbles is a big swimming phrase. Its probably the best mantra to have running in your head during a long race! Also…funny 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 14, 2012, 1:52 pm

    Hahaha–love a little competitive edge added to a workout. I bet it was LOUD there!

    Mmmmm oranges now are SO.good.

  • Alison January 14, 2012, 2:16 pm

    bahahaha so hilarious about the “eat my bubbles” comment. All the kids I coach write that on their backs and arms for meets so that you can see it when they swim. Another favorite – “swim like a shark oe sink like a rock!” (our mascot is the sharks)

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 14, 2012, 2:23 pm

    My dachshund is also sporting her outerwear inside today — a pink cable knit sweater 🙂 It’s too cold for these itty bitty pups!

  • Jordan January 14, 2012, 2:30 pm

    I love running when a casual road race is going on and you here random people cheering – it definitely makes me move faster 😉

    Your dogs are adorable!

  • Kelly January 14, 2012, 2:39 pm

    So fun!! It seems like it would motivating to hear all that screaming while swimming!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 14, 2012, 2:40 pm

    Hahahahaha “eat my bubbles” that’s fantastic

  • Amber K January 14, 2012, 2:42 pm

    I had never heard “eat my bubbles” before and I practically choked on my apple! lol

  • Rachel January 14, 2012, 2:44 pm

    Haha. I’ve been camped out on the couch for most of the morning doing work too. Though not editing a book of course. Went out for a run though and remedied that situation. Could have used some people cheering as I ran against the wind. Lol.

  • Krystina (Organically Me) January 14, 2012, 2:46 pm

    The picture with you and the pups is cute. 🙂

    • Susan January 14, 2012, 9:24 pm

      I agree – I love how sweet it is!

  • Molly @ RDexposed January 14, 2012, 3:04 pm

    Looks like Maggie is wanting some oatmeal action!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 14, 2012, 3:11 pm

    eat my bubbles…haha that’s the best trash talk I’ve ever heard.

  • Mo January 14, 2012, 3:37 pm

    What a productive morning!
    I got a swim in today as well. I am 15 weeks pregnant and swimming seems to be the only cardio that I feel good doing.

  • Lori Lynn January 14, 2012, 3:42 pm

    You are brave to swim in front of all those people! I think I’d be a it self-conscious about it. Your meal looks very colorful and tasty!

  • Moni'sMeals January 14, 2012, 3:53 pm


    Happy Saturday!!

  • Sarah January 14, 2012, 5:38 pm

    That’s the best quote ever, love it! Also awesome having a cheering section during a workout 😉

  • Sneakers2sandals January 14, 2012, 6:14 pm

    My sister was on a swim team in middle school and it was so intense! Sooo competitive and the parents are the worst. Glad you got the swim in though 🙂

  • Chelsea January 14, 2012, 6:56 pm

    lmao @ eat my bubbles. It reminds me of Finding Nemo when the yellow fish says, “MY BUBBLES! NO TOUCHIE!” hahaha

  • chelsea January 14, 2012, 7:03 pm

    That is awesome!
    I am happy to see that you have been able to eat the way you normally do. My whole pregnancy with my second daughter was really tough the first 30 weeks, I couldn’t even look at veggies without getting sick. I ate a lot of bread and pop tarts 🙂

  • Electra @ Vanilla Bean Lean January 14, 2012, 7:16 pm

    You look SO cozy! Loving the little work station! And “eat my bubbles”!? Sounds like you had a blast – it’s always fun to have something shake up your workouts!

  • BH January 14, 2012, 7:18 pm

    Hi there =)

    Where did you purchase Maggie’s coat from? My wiener dog is notoriously difficult to purchase coats for. He is really muscular and is really really long (like 3 ft tip to tail), yes, I measured hah! So I’m always on the look out for cute coats from new companies.

  • Deva @ Deva by Definition January 14, 2012, 7:23 pm

    We have the pocket doors in our living room closed to trap in as much warm air as possible! I chose not to run outside this morning for my six-miler. The windchill made it feel like it was 9 degrees out – so I went to the gym and treadmilled it up instead.

  • Marty January 14, 2012, 7:24 pm

    That picture of Maggie in her jacket is TOO CUTE! I’d love for you to include more pictures of the pooches on your website.

  • Nicole January 14, 2012, 7:26 pm

    Long time reader, first time poster. I thought you might enjoy this recipe we made the other night. Super tasty, vegetarian, and gluten free.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 14, 2012, 9:15 pm

    Wow you had such a productive morning, especially for a Saturday!

  • Kristen @ semihealthy January 14, 2012, 10:26 pm

    Lunch looks fab! That swim meet picture reminds me of my childhood!

  • Natalie @fitjamericangirl January 14, 2012, 11:08 pm

    “Eat my bubbles”. My fiance got such a kick out of that one.

  • Khushboo January 15, 2012, 1:01 am

    I can’t seen to get warm today: 2 cups of tea and oatmeal still haven’t done the trick!

  • Haleigh January 15, 2012, 3:57 am

    I think I’m always on a Mexican kick 🙂

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) January 15, 2012, 7:13 am

    Ha – that is awesome. Maybe it could become the new trendy saying? Love it.

  • Allison January 15, 2012, 7:25 am

    The pic of you with the pups on the couch is precious! That must have been a motivating swim… Especially after hearing “eat my bubbles!” Middle schoolers are hilarious, I’m surrounded by them 5 days a week [teaching] and hear some of the stillest stuff 😛

  • Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 15, 2012, 7:42 am

    “Eat my bubbles!”–BAHAHAHA!!!
    Best taunt EVER!

  • Zoey January 15, 2012, 5:03 pm

    As a mother of two competitive swim team young ladies(and being at a gazillion swim meets), the other half of the phrase “eat my bubbles” is “kiss my splash” (just in case anyone was wondering). 😉

  • Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 20, 2012, 11:32 pm

    Mexican is the beeeeeeeeeest! Never gets old.

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