Camping In

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It’s so nice to be in Florida!  We’re staying at my in-laws’ house.  Normally, it’s rented out, but they are in between tenants so we’re all crashing the pad.  That means there are absolutely no kitchen supplies or furniture, so we brought down absolutely everything we’d need for the next few days.  It feels like we’re camping indoors.


Sleepin’ on a slooooowly deflating air mattress.


Breakfast tailgate.


Veggie burger with eggs and some fruit.


After we ate breakfast, Henry decided to go back to sleep, and the Husband and I got to back to sleep for TWO GLORIOUS, UNINTERRUPTED HOURS.  It’s like he knew we were all on vacation!  It was amazing.  Aaaa-maaaz-ing.


I woke up to my mother-in-law making coffee.  We rustled up a snack and talked about going for a run.


The trail near their house in Florida is actually my favorite running path in the entire world.  It’s the most beautiful, most scenic, and most interesting 1.5-mile out-and-back course that I’ve ever run.


You start off on a dirt path through a Florida forest.


And then you hit the boardwalk.


And then you arrive at the intracoastal waterway.


The best part?  The ocean breeze!


No… wait.  The best part is jumping in the pool after a 3.0-mile run <—the furthest I’ve ran/walked since pregnancy!


I love vacation.  I am almost giddy with vacation joy (or nap-induced joy).


Henry and I are off to the grocery store to stock up on eats.  Hope your Friday is going well, too!



  • Alex @ Brain, Body, Because August 10, 2012, 3:11 pm

    That run looks AMAZING! I am so jealous!

  • Amanda August 10, 2012, 3:14 pm

    I’m so happy for you. What a beautiful vacation with your loved ones. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 10, 2012, 3:19 pm

    I’m so glad you guys are enjoying some time away from the daily grind!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 10, 2012, 3:23 pm

    Ahhh I’m so jealous of your running path! That looks beautiful! Enjoy!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance August 10, 2012, 3:25 pm

    Sounds like an awesome start to the day!!! Have fun!

  • Samantha Angela August 10, 2012, 3:28 pm

    Congrats on the run!

  • Andrea August 10, 2012, 3:38 pm

    Yay! I’m so happy that you are getting some relaxation and ME time!

  • Christina August 10, 2012, 3:41 pm

    I don’t see a tailgate anywhere. Am I missing something?

    • Caitlin August 10, 2012, 5:04 pm

      All of our tailgate supplies 🙂

  • Leah August 10, 2012, 3:42 pm

    Enjoy your vacation, beautiful pool, is the fence to keep out gaters? 🙂

  • Debbie August 10, 2012, 3:44 pm

    What a beautiful trail! It makes it so much more fun when the scenery is beautiful!

  • Corrie Anne August 10, 2012, 3:46 pm

    hooray for vacation mode!!! awesome run! looks like a gorgeous spot to run.

  • Morgan August 10, 2012, 3:59 pm

    I know you were doing Couch to 5K…did you finish the entire program, or just do your own thing after a while? I’m doing it too (postpartum as well!) but I’m scared to deviate from the plan!

    • Caitlin August 10, 2012, 5:05 pm

      I follow the plan 2/3 runs. If I run with someone else I usually just wing it

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs August 10, 2012, 4:06 pm

    Camping In sounds like so much fun!

    Hope you all have a great weekend!

  • Kelly August 10, 2012, 4:11 pm

    Whoop for jumping in the pool!! I know that felt good!!!

  • Miranda @ Biting Life August 10, 2012, 4:21 pm

    Looks like you’re having an AWESOME time! A vacation sounds amazing right about now. That’s funny that Henry seems to know you’re on vacation. That nap must have felt incredible 🙂

  • Annette@FitnessPerks August 10, 2012, 4:48 pm

    YAYA!! Have fun 🙂

    Looks epic already.

  • Presley @ Run Pretty August 10, 2012, 4:50 pm

    Yay for three miles! Also, I would LOVE an extra 2 hours of sleep. So jealous.

  • Lisa August 10, 2012, 5:09 pm

    What a gorgeous vacation spot. I love the trail!

  • j3nn August 10, 2012, 5:32 pm

    That looks like so much fun! And let me tell ya, when we were moving one time a few years back we slept on an air mattress while our furniture was packed up and we put our memory foam on top of it, I swear it was THE most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on and we have a king size Tempur-pedic now, so that’s saying something.

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 10, 2012, 5:38 pm

    I can only imagine how awesome that nap must have felt!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 10, 2012, 6:08 pm

    What a gorgeous route to run! Man, I think i’d do that every day if I could and it’d never get old.

  • Kristy August 10, 2012, 7:14 pm

    Go canes! Is that Boynton Beach?

    Sounds like a great run. It’s crazy how a change of scenery can make a run feel so different!

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See August 10, 2012, 7:28 pm

    I just tried those carrot cake larabars, and I’m definitely a fan! Did you like them?

  • Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin August 10, 2012, 8:04 pm

    That’s great you are up to 3 miles!! Congrats! From reading so many blogs of people with babies, I realize I need to not take for granted how much sleep I get while I still am baby-less 😉

  • Amanda August 11, 2012, 5:45 am

    Beautiful! Where in Florida is that? West coast?

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) August 11, 2012, 6:20 am

    Yay for two hours of uninterrupted sleep. I totally get how amazing that feels. 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 11, 2012, 7:48 am

    Hurray for a sleep and a good run! Sounds like an awesome vacation so far to me!

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 11, 2012, 10:57 am

    I’m so glad you are relaxing and running. Go Caitlin, go!

  • Taylor @ Nuts for Apples August 11, 2012, 11:11 am

    sounds like this is just what you needed! have a great time!

  • Amy Q August 11, 2012, 9:24 pm

    Boy, that sounded so good. I vicariously enjoyed the whole experience!

  • Brigid August 13, 2012, 1:52 pm

    That trail is awesome! That’s one of the (very few) things I miss about my hometown versus LA: I had a lovely running path along the river here. Now, I run through Hollywood and try to ignore the smell of urine. Ha.

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