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Well.  My planned six miler became a four miler because, once again, a lost doggie was pulled towards me like I’m a powerful puppy magnet.  I was scared to touch this pup – he was big and not the friendliest – so I corralled him away from the main road and knocked on a few doors to find his momma. 

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Doggie interruptions aside, it was a great run.


I came home, jumped in the shower, and pulled the fastest turnaround ever so we could head into work.  Smoothies to go!

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Protein powder, soy milk, strawberries, banana, and loads and loads of peanut butter. 


I dropped Kristien off at the old clinic and headed to the new clinic to meet a potential subleaser.  We’ve always had a vision of a true wellness center with lots of practitioners with different specialties, and now, that vision is becoming a reality!  Slowly but surely.


Henry hung out in his pack and play while I gave a tour.

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And then, he helped me spruce up one of the extra rooms.  We’re looking for a massage therapist to rent out this room, but it’s on the smaller side and looks very officey with nothing in it.  I think that some people will have trouble envisioning themselves working in the space, so I took a cue from House Hunters and ‘staged’ the room with some flowy curtains and a lamp on a side table.  I wish I had an extra massage table to set up in the space, but alas – no dice.  A yoga mat provides some decent perspective, though.

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Baby not included.


Came home and made a little lunch.


I’m lovin’ egg salad sammies lately.  They are so easy.  I just take three hardboiled eggs and combine mustard, mayo, salt, and chopped carrots.  That’s it.


Now, if you’ll excuse me, the baby is down for a nap so I must go into hyper-drive to get stuff down!



  • Laura @ She Eats Well October 24, 2012, 2:17 pm

    Henry looks like he’s getting in a great yoga sesh…some Cobra action perhaps? Too cute.

  • natalie @ will jog for food October 24, 2012, 2:19 pm

    I think you did a great job staging with what you have! I’m so lazy, probably wouldnt have done anything, haha.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 24, 2012, 2:29 pm

    I’m always too nervous to approach dogs that seem to be alone! I did try and help a cute little cocker spaniel once and he kept running away from me! Good thing I found out the next day during my run that he typically roamed the neighborhood and everyone knew who he was and where he lived! They called him “the mayor!”

  • deva at deva by definition October 24, 2012, 2:50 pm

    It looks like you had a sophie to help with your smoothie!

  • Chris October 24, 2012, 3:03 pm

    The egg salad and shakes look delicious. Bes ure to maintain a balanced diet when exercising frequently for optimal energy.

  • Beks October 24, 2012, 3:04 pm

    Do you have any suggestions for someone looking for a doctor who uses a more holistic approach? The family doctors in my area are big into the “Here, have a prescription” method of doctoring.

  • eliz@thesweetlife October 24, 2012, 3:33 pm

    Ah Sophie the Giraffe…how much do you wish you invented her?!! 🙂

  • Meshell October 24, 2012, 5:42 pm

    Awesome! And what a vision! That makes me so excited. We have a few groups doing that here in Houston.

    One thought on the drapes… the white linen just doesn’t vibe with the floor. It might the picture coloring… however, maybe go for a softer color? You can easily dye or paint the curtains with calming shapes (think flower of life, though that might get time consuming!). I think a softer, more taupe/brown shade would work. It would soften the room versus brighten it, which is what one wants to enjoy when getting massaged! 🙂

    I am excited for you! My friends at Bayou Bliss who offer holistic nutrition courses (yoga and massage as well) did something similar with their bungalow here in the loop of Houston, and they are doing so well! Seeing your space come together reminds of them starting out just a year ago. You’re an amazing team — get ’em girl!

    • Caitlin October 24, 2012, 7:24 pm

      That would be prettier! This is just temp. I am taking the curtains back when we rent it out 🙂 hehe

  • ash October 24, 2012, 6:24 pm

    I am amazed at all you do good job momma!

  • Annette@FitnessPerks October 24, 2012, 7:00 pm

    The egg salad idea has been my hubby’s fav as of late 🙂

    I think you did a nice job staging the room, actually! Sweet.

  • Lauren October 24, 2012, 7:52 pm

    I love your vision for the clinic! I know you guys will do so well with this. 🙂

  • Allie October 24, 2012, 9:01 pm

    Semi-odd, but my mother is a LMT and she lives and works in the Charlotte/Concord area and is quite skilled at working in small rooms. If you’re on the hunt and would like her contact info, let me know ;).

    • Caitlin October 24, 2012, 10:09 pm

      tell her to shoot me an email if she is looking to relocate!

  • Julie October 25, 2012, 10:03 am

    I think your room staging looks great! Too bad you can’t get rid of that carpet tho. 🙁

    • KSW October 25, 2012, 3:57 pm

      Hmmm…..personally I would keep the carpet. I get massages frequently and nothing disrupts my zen more than a creaky wooden floorboard or the sound of the MT’s shoes shuffling on a hard floor surface. SO not relaxing.

      I wish all massage rooms had carpet and all MT’s wore slippers!! LOL

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 25, 2012, 12:58 pm

    I don’t know why, but your work days always seem like so much “fun” to me. I’m weird, I like having a set routine, but doing different jobs throughout the week seems cool, too. Oh and good job on the run and taking care of that dog! You are so much nicer than I am, lol. I did six miles early this am before work and it felt great!

    • Caitlin October 25, 2012, 1:00 pm

      It is fun 🙂

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 25, 2012, 4:55 pm

    Cute baby alert! Cute baby alert! And why does the “baby not included” comment make me think of that Mary Kate & Ashley song from when I was like 5 “brother for sale…twenty-five cents!”

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