in Couch to 5k

Today was Week 3, Day 1 of Couch to 5K (I skipped forward a week).  This workout was challenging because it included 3 minute run intervals.  Whew.  I really love how the app has a countdown so I can look down and see how long I have left.  I would’ve never made it through the run interval without knowing how much more I had to do!

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Other cardio of the day:  dancing and singing to the Celine Dion Pandora station.  It’s really, really weird, but you dance and sing Celion Dion (or Whitney Houston) and Henry asses out. *  You can’t just dance or just sing – you have to sing and dance, and it must be the Celine station.  She’s like a baby sleeping pill.  Much to my chagrin, I have learned every word to Celine’s greatest hits.  Too bad I can’t hit the high notes.


Predictibly, Maggie is confused.


My friend Brittany and her daughter Haley swung by for lunch.  She came bearing a jar of Mmmm Sauce! What a pal.


The Mmmm Sauce was put to tasty use immediately!


Brown rice

Steamed kale

Cast iron tofu




Off to relieve the Husband from singing duty.  There’s only so much Celine one can take. 


* “Henry asses out” is not a typo.  Have you ever seen a baby ass out?  It is intense – very different than simply passin’ out. Winking smile



  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 17, 2012, 8:52 pm

    Haha I’m going to have to check out this station!

  • Sarah July 17, 2012, 8:52 pm

    Henry chose a FUN way to help get him to sleep!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 17, 2012, 8:53 pm

    Oh the days of singing and dances with my boys are so far gone. I used to sing “You Are My Sunshine”…that song still gets me every time.

  • Sam July 17, 2012, 8:58 pm

    There is a hilarious typo in this post…I’m assuming Henry PASSES out? Otherwise he must be a really sassy baby 🙂

    • Caitlin July 17, 2012, 9:03 pm

      Haha not a typo!

  • Jessica @ New Girl, New City July 17, 2012, 8:58 pm

    Oh Celine.. woman has talent!

  • hippierunner July 17, 2012, 8:59 pm

    Oh man, that’s an unfortunate typo I hope? lol-> “Henry asses out”

  • Carin July 17, 2012, 9:40 pm

    I tend to either ass out or pass out if Celine’s playing too…. preferable to being conscious! 🙂

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed July 17, 2012, 9:41 pm

    Bahaha! Hilarious! I’m not gonna lie I love Celine, but haven’t listened to her in a while.

  • Christine @ BookishlyB July 17, 2012, 9:48 pm

    Oh boy, I’d say I felt sorry for you, but it seems to work and you don’t seem to mind. I guess it could be worse- Henry could love ABBA or Justin Bieber…

  • KaraHadley July 17, 2012, 9:55 pm

    O’m’gosh, the sacrifices you are making for your son. For every day you have to sing Celine to him I think he should pay you back later in life with breakfast in bed or something equally indulgent. I’m just saying…haha

    • KaraHadley July 17, 2012, 10:00 pm

      Uggg! And now I have that song from Titanic stuck in my head.

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) July 17, 2012, 9:56 pm

    Do you think Celine will calm my sweet baby that likes to cry from 12am-5am? I will be trying this tonight! 🙂

  • Katya July 17, 2012, 10:43 pm

    haha! what exactly is ‘assing out’?! 🙂

  • Sana July 17, 2012, 10:54 pm

    Maggie needs her own blog! How does running feel post baby?

  • Laura @ She Eats Well July 18, 2012, 12:00 am

    That’s a pretty cute picture of you swingin’ and dancin’ with Henry! Also, the cutest jar of Mmmmm sauce.

  • Sarah July 18, 2012, 12:02 am

    What’s “cheezier,” Celine or Mmmm Sauce? Don’t call it a comeback!

  • j3nn July 18, 2012, 1:07 am

    So, so, so CUTE! 🙂

  • Becca @ Blueberry Smiles July 18, 2012, 2:49 am

    I’ve never seen a baby ass out, but I can picture it. Picture of Henry assed out would be awesome.

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 18, 2012, 5:31 am

    That dinner looked yummy.

    I have just started Couch 2 5k again and I am just about to move onto week 2. I am doing it on a treadmill this time and I’m finding it much easier.

  • Presley (run pretty) July 18, 2012, 6:00 am

    I haven’t found Maddux’s music preference yet. If it’s related to what I listened to while pregnant, then it’s definitely that “Call Me Maybe” song and One Direction. Why am I thirteen years old?!

    • Sarah July 18, 2012, 8:27 am

      It will come back to haunt you! I listened to a lot of pop and my son loves dance music with a good bass line. Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull…it’s all good.

  • Kath July 18, 2012, 7:41 am

    love that you screenwriters 26 seconds!


  • Molly @ RDexposed July 18, 2012, 8:11 am

    Did you watch Friends? This reminds me of the episode when Ross and Rachel sang Baby Got Back to get Emma to fall asleep!

    • Christin July 18, 2012, 9:33 am

      That episode was hilarious!! 🙂

  • Sara July 18, 2012, 8:12 am

    Do you just hold your iPhone when you run? Or what device do you use to carry it and be able to check on the timing of your couch to 5k app? Thanks!!

    • CaitlinHTP July 19, 2012, 4:06 pm

      yes – i have always ran while holding something (water bottle) so it’s no big deal. Try a spibelt though!

  • Sarah July 18, 2012, 8:25 am

    My son Sam is really into Jennifer Lopez. When he was 1-2 months old, J.Lo. could always calm him down. His fave was “My Love Don’t Cost a Thing”- dancing was also required! He would smile, giggle, and then conk out. Love!

  • Olivia July 18, 2012, 8:29 am

    When my little guy was goning through a gassy phase, we had to play the Cupid Shuffle on repeat. It was the only thing that would keep him from screaming.

  • Liza July 18, 2012, 8:45 am

    I wanna know what assed out means! I’ve never heard of that 🙂 Please do elaborate!!

  • Kelly July 18, 2012, 8:54 am

    Oh Celine….her songs make me think of 8th grade dances. 🙂

  • Katie H. July 18, 2012, 9:04 am

    That looks like a great app. I did Couch to 5K once in college, but there were no apps back then, and I had to create a playlist for each workout. I knew when to go from walk to jog by the song changes. (Okay, I didn’t have to make the playlists–that’s just my OCD kicking in!)

    Btw, I just checked your book out from the library. I’m looking forward to perusing it 🙂

  • Ali @ Around the VeggieTable July 18, 2012, 9:05 am

    Question: what do you use to hold your iphone while you’re running? Do you have an armband or clip or something? I have never found one for the iphone that I actually find comfortable but I love running with my phone!

  • Amanda July 18, 2012, 9:34 am

    Time to start using “asses out” in regular conversation… 🙂

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 18, 2012, 11:32 am

    Ahhh I keep forgetting about Mmmm sauce! Gotta make some of Mama Pea’s crack asap 🙂

  • Kim Rucker July 18, 2012, 1:15 pm

    Celine Dion has a lullabies cd that I used to play when Emma was a newborn and she would literally be asleep in seconds as soon as I turned it on. It was definitely my favorite by far!

  • Amber K July 18, 2012, 2:17 pm

    Gotta love Celine Dion and now I have a new reason to love her! 🙂

  • Erica July 19, 2012, 12:55 pm

    I have the same question as Sara above… Do you just hold your phone while you run? Or do you use a strap thing? I know it tells you when to stop/walk/etc through the headphones, but you still want to look from time to time.

    I’m really liking your review of the app. I would like to start running but I start over thinking things like all the things to carry! (phone, keys, water?)

    On that note, this might sound silly, but I wish there was a Women on the Run — a group to help grown women learn to run 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP July 19, 2012, 4:06 pm

      i have always ran while holding something (water bottle) so it’s no big deal. Try a spibelt though!

      I wish there was a woman on the run too 🙂

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