I Did It!

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A month ago, I spotted this distance chart at my pool, and I decided to set a goal for myself: work up to swimming one mile.

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And today, I did it!  I am so proud of myself.  I have never, ever swam a mile before – not even in a race.


I’m even prouder because I reached this goal a day shy of twenty two weeks pregnant.  One day, when BabyHTP grows up to be famous triathlete who wins the Kona Ironman, I will tell him/her that it’s because I swam a mile while pregnant.  Obviously.


By the way, how the heck am I in my 22nd week of pregnancy? I feel like I just announced and spilled all the details yesterday!


Can I also just say that it is so awesome to have a sport that I can not only still participate in while pregnant but actually IMPROVE at?  Everything else – cycling, running – has fallen by the wayside. But swimming is still there for me!  Another reason I love swimming so much.


The pool was set up as the long course (50 meters each way), which made it a lot easier to swim the mile. So much of swimming is mental. I get bored fast when the pool is set up as a short course.


I broke the distance up mentally and physically by allowing myself a 45-second break every 300 meters.  In total, it took me 46 minutes.  Certainly not fast by any means.  But now I have a new goal to work on – swimming a faster mile!


Post-swim lunch:



A very yummy stir-fry that included:


Brown rice


Artichokes (canned, drained, and grilled on the wok)

Tempeh (grilled plain on the wok along with the artichokes)

Canned corn

Creamy balsamic dressing


Have you reached any significant fitness goals recently?  Go ahead, brag about yourself. Smile



  • Brigid February 7, 2012, 3:02 pm

    Your lunch looks delicious! I was a competitive swimmer in high school, and really, swimming a mile is a huge accomplishment. Forty-five minutes is nothing to sneeze at either! Be proud. I am going to join our local YMCA so I have pool access again. I miss swimming so much. I love that even when it gives you a great workout, it also feels so magical and comforting. I love water.

  • Sara February 7, 2012, 3:07 pm

    My husband and I have been consistently going to the gym since mid-December. Go us! And we’ve stuck to our 10k training plan. And I have overcome my fear (as of October) of exercising at work during my lunch break. Yes I get sweaty and have to change, but it’s nice to get it done!

  • becca @ blueberry smiles February 7, 2012, 3:14 pm

    Congrats!! So inspiring to see you continue to push yourself, even while preggers. I just switched to a new gym– my old one doesn’t have a pool and I love to swim soo much, that I couldn’t take not having it a part of my life anymore. Despite that the new gym is further away and slightly more expensive, it’s totally worth it for the pool!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 7, 2012, 3:15 pm

    Great job on the swim!

  • Ashley February 7, 2012, 3:16 pm

    Hooray! So happy for you. You are quite the inspiration lady. Your outlook on life and your dedication to your goals really amaze me. You will no doubt be a wonderful mother!

  • D February 7, 2012, 3:19 pm

    That awesome! Congrats on reaching your goal! As someone who is currently TTC and *hopes* to still workout while pregnant, it’s inspiring to read about pregnant women still exercising.

    Not a goal, but I went to CrossFit for my 1st real class today, and I didn’t die!

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:18 pm

      Good luck with the TTC journey my love 🙂

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots February 7, 2012, 3:20 pm

    wohoo you go girl! When my mom was preggers with me she swam everyday! I swam all throught my childhood to college, in high school and college I was a distance swimmer I swam many a mile races and I do not miss those miles, they were rough!

  • Lindsey February 7, 2012, 3:25 pm

    That is awesome!
    I finally was able to hold my plank for over 3 minutes. I hit a plateau at 3 minutes but have a goal of 4 before March!

  • Whitney February 7, 2012, 3:26 pm

    Although not recent, I still can’t quite wrap my brain around me completing my first marathon this past November in under 4 hours! I have my second one in a couple of weeks and hope I have the same experience. Training for a marathon is brutal but that finish line makes it all worthwhile! Happy you are improving at your swimming while preggo! Good job! 🙂

  • Lindsay @ Running the Windy City February 7, 2012, 3:29 pm

    Yay! Go you for swimming your first mile while pregnant! I recently pr-ed in a half-marathon-length training run. It may not have been a real race but it totally counts in my book 😉

  • Kim February 7, 2012, 3:29 pm

    It’s funny that you feel this pregnancy is going by fast, to me it feels like you’ve been pregnant forEVER!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 7, 2012, 3:29 pm

    CONGRATS! You rock! I ran 5 miles for the first time last week and I’m going to do it again tomorrow! I am feeling like a real runner, for the first time!

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. February 7, 2012, 3:30 pm

    Love the looks of that lunch, Caitlin – and congrats on the freaking MILE! That’s awesome.

  • Ashley @ This Is The Place February 7, 2012, 3:31 pm

    You know you can do speedwork in the pool too? I get super bored staring at the black line and this helps a lot. And it’s a lot more fun than just swimming laps. Sooo…a mile is 1600m. You can do 500m warm up, then do 500m as 10 x 50m sprints. There’s usually a big clock in pool areas. Decide on a time (let’s say 60 seconds b/c it’s easy) for each interval. You have 60 sec to swim 50m and rest. So if you swim it in 45sec, you have 15 sec rest. If you swim 50m in 50 sec, you have 10 sec rest. Do 10 of them, then do a 600m cool down. Or if you’re feeling ambitious, do more reps. The best part is that this workout is adjustable…just change the # of reps, the distance or the amount of time per rep…whatever works for you!

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:18 pm

      Nice. I need to do more of this stuff!

  • Ashley @ This Is The Place February 7, 2012, 3:32 pm

    Also, I know my super goal race was in November, but I am STILL SO PROUD of my 1:34 half marathon. I chased that PR for 2 years and trained harder than I EVER have before.

  • Rachel February 7, 2012, 3:34 pm

    Congratulations! And at 6 months! Wow.

    I also met a swim distance goal recently and swam 3 km (1.8 miles). I remember when I first learned to swim (I was 20 years old!) I thought I’d never be able to swim a mile. But before that, I never thought I could swim at all! That’s the great thing about fitness–once a goal is reached, it becomes a stepping stone to reach the next one!

  • Steph February 7, 2012, 3:35 pm

    Great job hitting your goal!

    I am due 3 days after you, so I know you’ll be 22 weeks pregnant tomorrow, so wouldn’t that mean 2 more weeks until 6 months pregnant? Am I missing something?

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 3:36 pm

      Pregnancy months are WEIRD – http://www.baby2see.com/pregnancylength.html

      • Steph February 7, 2012, 3:42 pm

        Well, I’ve never heard of a pregnancy month before! I always calculated months by every 4 weeks – thanks for the link!

      • Meg February 7, 2012, 3:46 pm

        I’m due one month before you, and based on the link you just posted, and your due date – using the weeks to months calculator, it says you are 4.9 months (at 22 weeks pregnant) and I am 5.9 months (at 26 weeks pregnant). So maybe I’m missing something too??

        • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 3:49 pm

          I’m looking at the first chart (the purple, blue, and yellow one). At 26 weeks, you’re about in your 7th month!!

          Pregnancy weeks are mad confusing.

          • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 3:50 pm

            I think what happens is there are multiple ways to measure it (Last Menstrual Period, Gestational Age, etc) so there’s no hard and fast week/month rule. I think.

          • Amy February 7, 2012, 4:12 pm

            I work in healthcare…..and would say you are still just in month 5 now. That chart is pretty unconventional. 24 weeks starts the 6th month in most peoples eyes.

          • Malorie February 7, 2012, 4:18 pm

            I think at 22 weeks you are just starting out your sixth month of pregnancy, but you aren’t “officially” six months until the end of the month at 26 weeks. Just like a baby is in its first year as soon as its born but it doesn’t turn 1 year old until its first birthday. Also, a month is always 4.33 weeks (52 weeks in a year divided by 12 months)not just during pregnancy 🙂 (hopefully that all makes sense and I don’t just sound like a crazy person!)

          • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 4:18 pm

            Hm this chart is totes different.


            I’m just going to edit the post to refer to weeks – this is all so confusing! Also – i hate how they say its 9 months but it’s really 40 weeks, which sounds like 10 months.

          • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 4:19 pm

            Malorie – That makes sense – like birthdays! I am bad at math and numbers. LOL

            Going back to week. Although it was fun to say 6 months. Wah.

          • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 4:19 pm

            Thanks for helping to clarify, everyone!!!

          • Malorie February 7, 2012, 4:23 pm

            I know, it is so confusing! I hate when people ask how many months I am because I never know what to say…

  • Jill February 7, 2012, 3:37 pm

    I rely on running too much and when I injured, I feel lost—so, I wanted to try some new things that I can do when I can’t run. I’m currently taking a 5 week pilates class (first time) and a 5 week boxing class (first time)and am really happy I’m doing this. I don’t find it easy to break out of my (rigid) routine and try group exercises but I”m really enjoying it.

    Congrats on your swimming. How do you keep track of your laps without miscounting. How many laps is a mile?

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:15 pm

      I get so confused sometimes but I just repeat the number in my head all the time!

      There’s a lap chart at the beginning of the post and you can ask your pool’s lifeguard how long the laps are.

  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 7, 2012, 3:39 pm

    Wow, swimming a mile is a great accomplishment! Congratulations! That seems like such a long distance; it’s really exciting that you were able to improve while pregnant.

  • Chelsea February 7, 2012, 3:39 pm

    Wow way to go! that’s GREAT timing for swimming a mile! I could never/have never imagine doing that ha!

  • Corrie Anne February 7, 2012, 3:40 pm

    Congratulations! That’s awesome!! I tried rowing recently, but I also want to try swimming. I just have to get a suit!! Any tips? I don’t think my regular bikinis are going to hack it!

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:14 pm

      Head over to Dick’s or Sport’s Authority. They ALWAYS have fitness swim suits on sale. You can usually find coupons in the paper. If you are between two sizes, get the smaller one because the suit will stretch out.

    • Brigid February 8, 2012, 5:23 pm

      Just wanted to chime in to say definitely get a one-piece swimsuit. Popular brands are TYR and Speedo, and they are sized based on your bust measurement (for example, a size 36 is for a 36″ bust). A swim cap is also useful, especially if you have long hair. Goggles are great, too (though I actually never use mine ’cause I’m crazy), but I recommend getting someone at the sports store to help you find a pair that fits. After you swim, always rinse the chlorine out of your swim suit, but NEVER put it in the dryer.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 7, 2012, 3:42 pm

    Wow, great swim Caitlin!! I can’t believe you’re 6 months along either.. but I suppose it’s much newer news to us than it is to you and the Husband! Fitness goals wise, nothing enormous but I did have a really strong run this morning!

  • Allison February 7, 2012, 3:42 pm

    Way to go on the swimming! I swam competitively when I was a kid, and a mile is a really long way. Can I just say, though, that your blog is making me totally sad right now? I am 11 weeks pregnant and so sick I can barely get through the work day, much less exercise. I am nauseous all the time, and I keep picking up viruses – I have one right now and am out of work, again. I really hope that, pretty soon, I can get back to fitness because I miss feeling like myself!

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 3:50 pm

      You’ll be feeling better soon! You’re in the worst part right now.

  • Rae February 7, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Better think about the name Chrissie or Chris for your mini kona athlete 🙂

  • Avery February 7, 2012, 4:03 pm

    Wow! The baby bump looks so much bigger in a swim suit! Exciting!!

    Recently my fitness goals have concluded of recovering from each yoga class in time to survive through the next one! It’s pretty tough, but I’m enjoying the fact that I’m taking it as a required class, now I can’t skip it! It’s paying off!

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) February 7, 2012, 4:04 pm

    I have a plank challenge I’m doing this month. Normal plank, side plank and alternating “bird-dogs” and push-ups. Okay I am a bit ambitious but I have to start somewhere!

  • Courtney @ Pursuit of Healthiness February 7, 2012, 4:07 pm

    Congrats on swimming a mile, that’s huge! My big accomplishment was that I ran 5 miles on Sunday. I am training for a half marathon and when I started I had never run over 3.1 miles. I put 5 miles as a milestone in my head and I’m so proud that I accomplished it! I can’t wait til I reach 10!

  • Michelle February 7, 2012, 4:26 pm

    Many many many congrats hun!!

    I thought about you in my swim workout last week. I was taking a break and a girl a few lanes over was VERY carefully getting out of the pool, insanely slowly – I thought maybe she was injured – until she turned profile and I realized she had a massive pregger belly! No wonder she was being so careful! I was super super impressed.

    (And she had done what you’ve done with just wearing a larger sized suit – but her belly was so big that she had added a sports bra under the suit since the baby was pulling the suit so low.)

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:13 pm

      Oh nice – If I have to upgrade to an even bigger suit, I will remember this tip.

      Thanks girl 🙂

  • Emilie February 7, 2012, 4:47 pm

    Yummy looking stirfry! Great job with the one mile achievement, I enjoy swimming but do not get to the pool enough unfortunately.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 7, 2012, 4:53 pm

    Congratulations! I ran a mile yesterday and didn’t hate it. I’m not a runner, but my 13 year old is starting to get into it. We’re doing a couch to 5k and while I hate running, I love hanging out with him!

  • Cecily February 7, 2012, 4:55 pm

    Significant fitness goal: Today I’m starting my training for a triathlon at the end of April!

    Your race recaps really inspire me! They make me excited to start training while I have the resources (as a college freshman living on campus, it’ll be great to have a pool, rec center, and trail path to use!).

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:12 pm

      Yes! College students are so lucky 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats February 7, 2012, 4:56 pm

    Congrats on the mile!!! I ran 11 miles two weeks ago, my furthest ever, and I have 12 on the agenda for Saturday!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 7, 2012, 5:00 pm

    WAHOO!! COngrats! That rocks!

    I just completed the Advanced Instructor Module 1 training for BodyPUMP instructors—and it was killer hard! But it felt SO good to reach that! Now on to my way for round 2 in a few months 🙂

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction February 7, 2012, 5:22 pm

    You go girl! That’s awesome! I think you’ve got yourself an Olympic swimmer, floating around in that belly!

  • Tia @ Veggies and Pearls February 7, 2012, 5:30 pm

    That’s amazing! I cannot imagine swimming that far. Whew! 45 minutes is a looong time to swim.

  • Brenda February 7, 2012, 5:40 pm

    How do you make stir fry with salad dressing? It looks delicious!

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:11 pm

      I just put the tempeh and artichokes in the wok and let them brown, and then I added in the rest of the veggies and brown rice and let it all simmer together for a bit. And then I drizzled the dressing on the rice when I plated it.

  • Heather @ For the Love of Kale February 7, 2012, 5:42 pm

    Girl, that ROCKS! Congratulations. 🙂 I recently held a plank for 3:00 minutes for the first time! Felt amazing. Now, the goal is 4:00!

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:07 pm

      Dang. Your abs must be rock hard!

  • Alyse February 7, 2012, 5:46 pm

    Congratulations on swimming a mile! Especially with the baby in tow.

    I ran my first 3 miles last Thursday. I almost peed on myself when I was done. 🙂

  • Christine @ BookishlyB February 7, 2012, 5:51 pm

    Maybe not a goal, but a milestone! I realized running my eleventh half marathon the other day that marathon training had sucked all out of the fun of running and that I needed a break. I cleared my race schedule until September and am focusing on adding more yoga, cycling and walking to the mix. I guess finding out what your body needs is kind of a goal.

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:06 pm

      That is awesome. I think it’s nice to take a break every now and then.

  • Kristin February 7, 2012, 5:58 pm

    Wow! 1 mile in 45 minutes is pretty darn awesome! I can tell you that you will DEFINITELY appreciate swimming the farther you get in your pregnancy. At 39 weeks it’s pretty much all I can do besides yoga and walking and feels SO GOOD! I am so grateful that I knew how to swim before getting pregnant!

  • Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever February 7, 2012, 5:58 pm

    Nothing yet but I just signed up for two races in May so hopefully some good things coming my way soon.

  • Hillary February 7, 2012, 5:59 pm

    Swimming a mile is freaking kick ass! Oy. The thought of it exhausts me (and I’m not pregnant, so go you)!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs February 7, 2012, 6:05 pm

    Mmmm, can’t beat a good stir fry!
    Congrats on your swimming achievement!

  • Ari @ Ari's Menu February 7, 2012, 6:14 pm

    That’s so awesome!!! Definitely something that’s on my list of fitness things I want to do, but swimming is so intimidating to me! Thanks for the inspiration to get my butt in the pool and try it anyway 🙂

  • Kristen February 7, 2012, 6:31 pm

    My cousin is super active and ended up being very thankful for swimming throughout her pregnancy. Congrats on hitting a milestone! (oh dear, just realized there was mile in there and that just sounds a little dumb)

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 7, 2012, 6:51 pm

    I’m not sure if I ever swam a mile. We had to do a bunch of swimming in gym back in high school–maybe back then I did. Who knows, lol. Anyhoo, it’s great that you have a fitness thing you can still work on while pregnant!

  • Danielle February 7, 2012, 7:03 pm

    Congrate on your mile swim! That is awesome! Keep it up!

    Today was my first run post-partum! I did 3 miles run/walk style and while it was hard it felt great to be back on the road!

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:04 pm

      Awesome! Congrats.

  • Molly @ RDexposed February 7, 2012, 7:06 pm

    Wow, way to prove that pregnancy doesn’t always have to be a physical activity barrier!

  • Army Amy* February 7, 2012, 7:13 pm

    Way to go!*

  • Emily @ The Swallow Flies February 7, 2012, 7:22 pm

    That is so exciting! Congratulations on your accomplishment. I am dying to get into swimming – but am dreading putting on a swimsuit and am fearing that I will not remember how!

  • Sneakers2Sandals February 7, 2012, 7:47 pm

    Did you make your own creamy balsamic? or is it store bought? what brand?

    i’m always looking for a good dressing!

    • Caitlin February 8, 2012, 9:51 am

      It’s trader joe’s brand!

  • Lindsay McAlester February 7, 2012, 8:05 pm

    I ran my 5 half a week and half ago. I decided before the race that I was going to bite the bullet and use that race as a jumping off point for a full marathon on April 15th. I ran 15 miles this last Sat in under 2.5 hours. It felt great! LEt’s hope the next 11.2 feel just as good! 🙂

    BTW…Way to go with the swim! You’ll feel sooo much better after birth than you would with little to no exercise. I have two kiddos. With the first I was sick so much that I had little to no exercise and life was a little rough for a while. Then with my second, I exercised with a moms group and could resume a pretty normal schedule very soon after giving birth. Might I add that my two kids are 14.5 month apart. Good luck to you!

  • Kath February 7, 2012, 8:14 pm

    Woo hoo!!

  • Sarah @ The Strength of Faith February 7, 2012, 8:14 pm

    I had an awful inner-ear virus for most of January so I worked out today – and I’m calling that a significant accomplishment!

  • Jen February 7, 2012, 8:35 pm

    I’ve been working on my speed and yesterday, I ran an 8:26 mile! I was pretty pumped; it took me the longest time to get under 9:30.

  • TeenyLittleSuperChef February 7, 2012, 8:51 pm

    Unfortunately, no, I haven’t achieved any fitness or exercise goals recently. In fact, it was just the opposite. I had to quit working out as much because I was getting a bit obsessive. Wasn’t easy at first, but now I’m kind of enjoying the break, as are my bones and joints. It’s crazy how one can work through a lot of pain and discomfort without realizing that she should stop and listen to her body. I commend you for being so diligent about your workouts, especially during your pregnancy. I’m sure it’ll make it much much easier to get back into it after you give birth. Besides, you don’t seem the type to just sit back and relax. You’d have to change the name of the blog to Lazy Tipping Point 🙂

  • Cm @ Lazy Healthy February 7, 2012, 8:57 pm

    Way to go! Plus, I am jealous. My pool (YMCA) only has 25m lanes and they get pretty dreary. I’m getting ready for my first sprint tri in June, and I can’t wait until it’s warmer and I can practice swimming in a lake to get that open water feeling. 25m to pool-side just doesn’t simulate the real thing, does it?

    • Caitlin February 8, 2012, 9:40 am

      No it doesn’t! When I was first training for a tri, I would tread water at the edges instead of pushing off or hanging on because it simulated the lake a bit more.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com February 7, 2012, 9:31 pm

    I admire your swimming motivation — I wish I had that in me 🙂

  • Jes Suazo February 7, 2012, 9:44 pm

    You are so inspirational! Way to go–reaching a fitness goal always feels great.

    My most recent accomplishment was running an 8k–previously I have only participated in 5k’s. Next up is the 10k & then a half marathon!

  • Carla February 7, 2012, 10:37 pm

    As a reward for meeting your swimming goal, I think you should buy yourself one of these lamps for the nursery! Haha!


    • Caitlin February 8, 2012, 9:44 am

      I kid you not, this is on my list of things to buy!!! I want the orange one.

  • Laura @ She Eats Well February 7, 2012, 10:57 pm

    Congrats on your goal! I feel like setting goals is something I need to be more regular about. On Superbowl Sunday I did break my 1/2 marathon PR. So that was good! Wondering if you ever swim with underwater headphones…? I feel like I would get bored in the pool without music; I am so dependent on my music when I work out!

    • Caitlin February 8, 2012, 9:45 am

      Yup! i have a pair, they are sweet.

  • Jen February 7, 2012, 11:30 pm

    Wow, Caitlin – you rock! I cannot believe that you achieved that goal so quickly, especially while pregnant! Seriously impressive, girl.

  • Jess February 7, 2012, 11:38 pm

    I will brag away! In the last 5 weeks I have

    -Lost 9.5lb
    -Extended my walk/run distance to 5k (still very slow, but still!)
    -Exercised 4-5 times every week. I have been doing weights and cardio at the gym as well as walking and running intervals

    🙂 I’m proud of myself!

    • Caitlin February 8, 2012, 9:45 am

      damn. i’m proud of you too!

  • Khushboo February 7, 2012, 11:48 pm

    Wow way to go on meeting your goal! So inspiring that you haven’t used pregnancy as an excuse to veg out on the sofa!

  • Jill February 8, 2012, 12:10 am

    Random questions, but I’ve been wondering – do vegetarians feed their dogs dog food that has meat in it?

    • Caitlin February 8, 2012, 9:46 am

      We do. We feed them organic meat but I haven’t found a vet who is willing to work with me to get them on a vegetarian diet.

  • Becca @thefluffybread February 8, 2012, 1:32 am

    I broke my 5k PR!! New PR is 25:24! Nothing amazing, but pretty exciting for me 😀

  • Christie February 8, 2012, 2:46 am

    Congratulations – that’s awesome! It’s very inspiring to see you achieving goals like this during pregnancy!

    Not so much a fitness goal – but I recently tried surfing for the first time (something I’d always wanted to do), and now I’m addicted. So good for your muscles! But boy, I could hardly move for a week afterwards. Hurt so good!

  • Christy February 8, 2012, 7:34 am

    How has it been going to the pool hairy? I think that’s what I would be most self conscious about with the Naked Face Project.

    • Caitlin February 8, 2012, 9:46 am

      The hairest part of me is my pits!!! Armpit hair grows so fast. I don’t really mind though… this project has been a big lesson in self-consciousness.

  • Linz @ Itz Linz February 8, 2012, 7:38 am

    GO YOU!!! That is awesome!!! My significant fitness goals is lifting weights four times last week and the week before. This week will be 5! (I’m doing LiveFit trainer) Your blank training schedule really helps me because today is Wednesday… I was feeling kinda tired, so I deemed it my “off” today. And I’m totally fine with it because I know I’ll pick it up the other days!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 8, 2012, 7:40 am

    Woohoo congrats on swimming a mile!

    I didn’t quite accomplish my fitness goal for January – to run a total of 50 miles – but I made it to 47.5, so I’m still proud! 🙂

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION February 8, 2012, 8:24 am


    Congrats on setting and achieving your goal! 😀

  • JennB@BeMe February 8, 2012, 8:54 am

    YAY! Congrats on reaching your goal : )

  • K February 8, 2012, 9:35 am

    Caitlin, that is awesome! Congratulations! I actually reached that same milestone around the same time in my pregnancy! I totally agree that swimming is an amazing way to counteract all of that new/extra pressure on your spine and keep swelling at bay. At 30 weeks now, I am swimming more and land training less, and I still feel awesome! I do get winded a but more easily, but I always joke with people that I’ll be darned if my baby is born a better swimmer than his/her mama!

    • Caitlin February 8, 2012, 9:47 am

      Happy 30 weeks!

  • Bronwyn February 8, 2012, 10:16 am

    Congrats on reaching that goal! Great job! Soon you’ll be swimming 2 miles. 😉

  • Katy @ HaveYouHurd February 8, 2012, 11:56 am

    The other day my girlfriend and I ran 7 miles together. We both ran about a minute/mile FASTER than we normally do because we didn’t want to slow the other down! We both ran 7 miles faster than we ever had – TEAM WORK WORKS!

  • Amber K February 8, 2012, 2:07 pm

    That’s so awesome! Not only do I wish I had a place to swim, I wish it wouldn’t have chlorine since I’m allergic!

  • Angie February 8, 2012, 6:32 pm

    Yay go Caitlin!
    If you are anything like me a mile is it now. I won’t swim anything less. I don’t know why, it just feels like a good workout distance 🙂

  • Jen February 8, 2012, 7:30 pm

    Your lunch looks amazing!

  • Leslie P. February 9, 2012, 1:15 pm

    Hey Caitlin, I love to swim too and just got something to cut the boredom a little, a waterproof MP3! This is the one I got:


    It works pretty well and keeps me motivated to keep going. Take care!

  • Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions February 12, 2012, 2:19 am

    Wow, congratulations!! Reaching goals is fantastic. Also, your stir fry sounds delicious. I tend to reserve stir fry more for summer meals when fresh veggies abound, and then we eat quite a bit of it!

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