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I woke up very, very excited to swim.   One painful side effect of pregnancy is that I often wake up with a lower back ache (from sleeping on my side and the bump pulling my muscles forward – that’s my theory, anyway).  The idea of floating, entirely weightless, in water seemed so tempting.  I was quickly up and at them and at the pool.


But the door was locked.


BLAST! I totally forgot the pool doesn’t open until 12 on Sundays.  I stood at the entrance in my bathing suit and flip flops for a good 5 minutes, hoping the doors would magically unlock – kind of like how you keep opening an empty freezer in hopes that ice cream suddenly appears on the inside – but no luck.


So disappointing.  But I won’t let this stop me!  The Husband and I are about to set off on a 3.0 mile Walk the Dog Workout.  I will get my sweat on, one way or the other. 


Sunday morning eats have included – my absolute favorite smoothie, ever.


Favorite smoothie ingredients:


1 frozen banana

1 cup soy milk

2 – 3 tablespoons sunflower butter

2 scoops protein powder 


And an egg, cheese, and arugula sammie.


Off to walk! 


Anyone else planning a Sunday workout?  Whatcha doing? 



  • Amy M March 18, 2012, 11:25 am

    Have a nice walk! I’m thinking bike ride on this gorgeous Sunday!

    • CaitlinHTP March 18, 2012, 11:27 am

      Oh that sounds nice 🙂 Have fun for me.

  • Sara March 18, 2012, 11:29 am

    Enjoy your walk! Sucks you couldn’t swim, but it’s awesome that you didn’t let that deter you. I am mentally preparing for the 10 mile run I have today…my last long run before my first half-marathon next Sunday. My body is trying to psyche me out, but I will not be deterred either! Happy Sunday!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 18, 2012, 11:51 am

    I SO want a Sunday workout but I seem to have a sprained ankle or at least a really aggravated ankle so I’m not sure there’s one in my future. Maybe I’ll set off for a walk this afternoon if it’s feeling better.

    Go to the pool this afternoon! 🙂

  • Emily March 18, 2012, 11:57 am

    Have you tried a pillow under your bump and one between your knees? Might help keep things in less stressful positions!

    • Caitlin March 19, 2012, 10:20 am

      Yeah – that’s what I do 🙁

  • alanna March 18, 2012, 12:02 pm

    I just ran the NYC Half Marathon. I’m not a morning runner, so it was such a challenge to get out the door and run the first couple of miles, but I’m so glad I did it. Now I think I might spend the rest of the day on the couch…once I sit down I might never get back up again.

    • Caitlin March 19, 2012, 10:21 am


  • Becca @ Blueberry Smiles March 18, 2012, 12:30 pm

    Lol the exact same thing happened to me today! I went to the pool at 7:30…..and completely forgot they don’t open until 8 on Sunday. Luckily my wait was only 30 minutes, but of course the one day I bolt out of bed for a swim, I actually could have slept later!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 18, 2012, 12:33 pm

    I have plans for a 3 mile run and a loooong walk later. It’s too gorgeous to not spend the day outside here!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery March 18, 2012, 12:39 pm

    I did a vinyasa yoga class this morning and it was great to get my blood flowing!

  • Kara March 18, 2012, 12:41 pm

    So if you end up getting wild and walking 3.3 miles instead of 3.0 miles, will you keep us updated? I have to update my spreadsheet. 🙂

    • Caitlin March 19, 2012, 10:21 am

      It was 3.5 🙂

  • Michelle March 18, 2012, 12:52 pm

    Is that protein powder also gluten free? Do you guys sell it in your office? I’m desperately looking for a dairy/gluten free and unflavored protein powder!

    • Amanda March 18, 2012, 2:13 pm

      Try SunWarrior. I’ve only tried their vanilla flavored ones, but they’re pretty good for being raw, gluten- and dairy-free. The original is a bit chalky, and the Blend is a bit too sweet, but overall they’re a great source for G-free, vegan protein powder.

      Also, sells the products for quite a bit cheaper than you’ll find elsewhere.

    • Caitlin March 19, 2012, 10:22 am

      Yup – and we do sell it! If you’re interested, you can email Kristien (the Husband) at

  • Moni Meals March 18, 2012, 12:54 pm

    Doh! Well, these things happen and great attitude. I might of dropped a few f- bombs here and there myself!
    Then blamed it on being preggars, haha.

    I hope to do Yoga later, would love to be able too.

    Happy Sunday!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 18, 2012, 12:59 pm

    Just ran 12 horribly painful miles… I can’t seem to have a good run anymore! Running and I are in a fight, which isn’t good since I have my first half in 2 weeks!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 18, 2012, 1:11 pm

    Ugh… I HATE it when that happens!!!! At least you are still determined to get your sweat on!

  • Samantha @ Mama Notes March 18, 2012, 1:17 pm

    Caitlin swimming is my favorite pregnancy exercise! Especially the last trimester when you feel huge and uncomfortable, swimming feels sooooo good!!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB March 18, 2012, 1:53 pm

    Alternate between my spin bike, walking, and running for 90 minutes or so while watching Glee!

  • Amber K March 18, 2012, 1:56 pm

    I’m determined to do something since I haven’t been as good about it lately. Well I’m good with cardio, I need to get my strength train on! I can do it!

  • Linz @ Itz Linz March 18, 2012, 2:11 pm

    My workout plans were super frustrating this morning too! There was an alarm going off in the fitness center so I drove to a gym that I belong to in my hometown (we are on vacation right now) and their membership office didnt open til 9:30 so they wouldn’t let me in. Workout will come later today somehow somewhere!

  • Laura March 18, 2012, 2:30 pm

    Raking! I’m 17 weeks preggers and it is WAY harder than it sounds! Our yard needs it though and I figure I’m getting some good cardio!

  • Wendy March 18, 2012, 2:30 pm

    Great job getting in a workout anyway! Have you tried sleeping with a pillow tucked between the bed and your belly? I still sleep that way, and I haven’t been pregnant in over 5 years, lol.

    • Caitlin March 19, 2012, 10:22 am

      I think I do need to add a third pillow under the belly, this is a good idea.

  • Regina March 18, 2012, 2:55 pm

    I’m 4.5 months pregnant and find swimming to be the most incredible exercise while exercising for two (this means our workouts count twice as much right?) My husband and I woke up this morning ready to take our puppy for a long Sunday hike but alas it was COLD and raining. The pool we go to is swamped with swim teams on Sundays so we rented some movies and laid in bed cuddling. But the sun finally came out and we got in a 3mi walk with our furball 🙂

  • Deva @ Deva by Definition March 18, 2012, 3:14 pm

    I ran in a 15k race this morning as a training run for my half mary in May. I had a BLAST!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed March 18, 2012, 3:22 pm

    I’m trying to find the motivation to go for a run. It’s gorgeous outside so I really should be more into it, but I’m just feeling like a bum.

  • Socal Rachel March 18, 2012, 3:48 pm

    I’m running 7 miles today. The rain and wind finally stopped so its time for me to get out there.

  • Courtney March 18, 2012, 5:00 pm

    That ice cream thing is SO TRUE! Also, I already hit up the gym this morning for some elliptical/leg machine action. I need to get back into cheerleader shape!

  • Hillary March 18, 2012, 5:17 pm

    I ran a half marathon yesterday, so my exercise today was walking around Baltimore with my friends in search of brunch. Mission accomplished!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well March 18, 2012, 5:58 pm

    Your sammie looks great; arugala is such a great addition to eggs, really adds a nice spicy greens flavor!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie March 18, 2012, 5:59 pm

    Swimming DOES sound nice right about now. My belly is getting so big!

    I did not to any working out today but was on the go the entire time so walking from buildings to my far away parked car might count as something…..while carrying my 1 1/2 year old haha.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 18, 2012, 6:29 pm

    Oh darn that’s so annoying! I hope you enjoyed your walk though. 🙂

    I did a 30 minute spin workout and 25 minutes on the elliptical this morning – it was a sweaty start to my day!

  • Heather March 18, 2012, 6:33 pm

    I rocked Zumba for an hour and it was glorious! Definitely was a sweaty morning, lol.

  • Maria (RealFitMama) March 18, 2012, 6:44 pm

    Today we took a family/friend walk to breakfast and the zoo and back.

    8.1 miles today!!

  • Chelsea March 18, 2012, 8:06 pm

    I haven’t worked out since Wednesday *Cries* I feel extra lazzzy

  • Caroline Leigh March 18, 2012, 8:37 pm

    i got up this morning and rode the bike at the gym and did an ab workout!! yessss!!!

  • laura March 18, 2012, 11:15 pm

    Chasing my kiddos around outside in this awesome weather + level two of jillian Michael’s 30 day shred!

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