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I’m having a brain dump kind of day.


  • Sunny spots rule.


  • I miss coaching Girls on the Run way, way more than I thought I would, and I was pretty sure that I was going to miss it a lot.  I can’t wait to run the 5K as a running buddy in December!


  • Amazon Prime is amazing.  Free two-day shipping!  (I signed up for the Moms version and get 20% off diapers and wipes, too).


  • Side note:  Have you ever imagined what the inside of an Amazon distribution warehouse must look like?


  • When I put Henry to bed for naps, turning off all the lights and playing soft tinkly music, I nearly pass out in the glider every. single. time. too.


  • My mom has been the same thing for Halloween for the last five years (Spider Queen).  I am trying to convince her to be something else; she said she might be “another version of the Spider Queen.”  Hah.


  • I want to run six miles later today but am struggling to even motivate myself to like the idea of such a long run. 


  • I am so tired of eating the same meals over and over again.  So I got a bit creative for lunch.


Egg salad sammie.


So easy to make if you already have hardboiled eggs in the fridge!  Just slice them up and add a dollop of mayo and a dollop of mustard. Plus some carrots (or celery or grapes or apples) for crunch and flavor.



That’s all. Smile



  • Sunny October 10, 2012, 1:50 pm

    We love Amazon Prime, I think ours expires soon and we will miss it so!

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human October 10, 2012, 2:01 pm

    Oh my gosh! It’s so funny that you say that about the Amazon warehouse. I just saw a show on the History Channel the other day that talked about the distribution center. It was huge! It said that every order has it’s own individual chute where they package it. I think my exact words were “they must have a chute named after me.”

  • natalie @ will jog for food October 10, 2012, 2:07 pm

    Love Amazon prime! I’ve been a member for about a year, when i get closer to my due date I’m signing up for amazon mom too…looks like a great deal.

    My dog is a sun hog too 🙂

  • K @ finding a skinnier me October 10, 2012, 2:09 pm

    My two dogs often fight over the sun spots around our yard. Yesterday one had her head in the sun spot while the other had her butt. Super cute!

    Spider queen?? I just can’t picture it 😉

  • Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution October 10, 2012, 2:11 pm

    I would love to see the inside of an Amazon Warehouse!! I actually went to the Zappos Outlet Store once, and it was sort of what I’d imagine it to be like, on a smaller scale. Zappos is mostly shoes, but they have a bunch of everything else too. It was pretty awesome! I got Brooks Running shoes and a TYR swimsuit for $50!

  • Laine October 10, 2012, 2:19 pm

    I love amazon prime! It’s where I get my cat food and toys, zip loc bags (sorry earth, I have a problem), cleaning supplies, soap, toothpaste, razors, crackers, and really anything else I can think of. Anything that saves me from running to the drug/grocery store.

  • Becca @ Blueberry Smiles October 10, 2012, 2:20 pm

    Now I’m so curious to know what the amazon distribution center looks like!

  • Breanne October 10, 2012, 2:23 pm

    Oh my gosh – yes to the Amazon warehouse comment! One of my friends and I muse over this ALL the time, they have EVERYTHING. And then, to add the thought of two-day or next-day shipping? There has to be some SERIOUS organization going on.

    Dear Amazon, TEACH ME. 🙂

    I’m also tired of the same thing all the time. I need to find some creativity. I also need to figure out a Halloween costume.

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 10, 2012, 2:24 pm

    Egg salad is one thing I almost never think to make – I like to have chives in mine! 🙂

  • Gillian October 10, 2012, 2:24 pm

    Thought you might like this. It’s a video of the robots in the Amazon fulfillment warehouse. It’s pretty cool! http://kottke.org/12/03/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-warehouse-robot

    • Jennifer October 10, 2012, 2:41 pm

      That was really cool Gillian!

      I love Amazon and would love to spend a day in their distribution center. I can only imagine their inventory too. Is there anything they don’t have? Best company on the planet, IMO.

  • Erika October 10, 2012, 2:48 pm

    They just had something on the History channel (I think it was on the show Modern Marvels) about Amazon. It really is amazing and to see how it’s grown! I’m sure they will replay it sometime so you should try to catch it.

    Speaking of shows… have you seen Call The Midwife on PBS Sunday nights? I think you’d like it.

  • Lynn October 10, 2012, 2:52 pm

    Here’s a pretty interesting story about working in a huge distribution warehouse: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/mac-mcclelland-free-online-shipping-warehouses-labor

    It’s not specifically “Amazon”, but I thought it was pretty interesting.

  • Jenny October 10, 2012, 3:13 pm

    I read an interesting article not that long ago about how poor the working conditions are in the Amazon distribution centers. Wish I could remember where I read it.

  • Rachel O. October 10, 2012, 3:17 pm

    they are opening up an amazon distribution center right down the road from where i work – and we’re also UPS headquarters – sooo i’m like – can i get same day shipping??? Or can I at least go pick up my own orders?

  • Alice October 10, 2012, 3:27 pm

    Yes, unfortunately there have been a few disturbing investigations about the working conditions at Amazon’s warehouses. From last year: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/amazon/mc-allentown-amazon-complaints-20110917,0,6503103.story

    Although this story seems to indicate things have improved at one warehouse: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/conditions-for-workers-improve-at-amazoncom-warehouses-639707/

  • Kelly October 10, 2012, 3:28 pm

    I’ve been tricking myself into long-ish walks by saying “just do 2 miles today – that would be a great and quick accomplishment”. 4 or 5 miles later I’m back home. 🙂

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 10, 2012, 4:00 pm

    Dump away my friend, these types of posts are always so much fun. My mom was Goofy for YEARS when we were younger and she made us be the Three Musketeers several times because I’m a triplet! It was cute…and very annoying at the same time.

    I like your simple lunch. I bet hummus would work in place of mayo, too. Ya think?

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 10, 2012, 4:13 pm

    I am loving being a GOTR coach for the first time! It’s overwhelming at times (and cold…) haha but it’s still fun! And Amazon prime is amazing…

  • Caitlin October 10, 2012, 4:32 pm

    I’ll be your motivation!! I’m about to go run 6 miles, as well. You can do it. You know that once you get moving and get out there it’ll feel amazing and you’ll be so super glad you did it. And just imagine how accomplished you’ll feel after running those 6 miles?? In motivating you, I’m motivating myself. Ha.

  • Annette@FitnessPerks October 10, 2012, 4:33 pm

    amazing prime is the bomb!

    I need to boil some eggs-thanks for the reminder 🙂

  • Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy October 10, 2012, 5:02 pm

    Amazon has become the greatest site ever. Honestly, what a great invention – one site where you can basically order everything AND have it shipped to your house in 24 hours?! Brilliant. (I wish it would also do my laundry and cooking)

  • Aja October 10, 2012, 7:06 pm

    I need to mix up my meals, too. Oh wait. I’m in college. Darn. Your meals always make me hungry!

    And now I want to know what the inside of an Amazon warehouse looks like. I want to know what the inside of any warehouse looks like.

  • Rachel October 10, 2012, 7:21 pm

    I like mixing a little bit of curry in with my egg salad sammies. I know it sounds weird, but it tastes awesome!

  • Alicia October 10, 2012, 8:03 pm

    My Dad has been the same thing for Halloween for the last 25 years! Haha

  • Amber K October 10, 2012, 9:04 pm

    I love Amazon Prime. I’m entirely too impatient for anything else, lol.

  • Cher @ Weddicted October 10, 2012, 9:30 pm

    Yum – lunch look good.

    And I do actually wonder what all those big distribution places look like!!

  • Susan October 10, 2012, 9:45 pm

    So British to have the baked beans for breakfast and they look look so yummy! Will you share your ( or the Husband’s recipe??)!!

    • Caitlin October 11, 2012, 9:20 am

      Just canned beans!

  • Katie @ Meet Me At The Finishline October 10, 2012, 10:15 pm

    I live on rice, nutritional yeast, peas and earth balance as my go to quick meal! So yummy! I miss coaching GOTR too 🙁 Just zero time with a full time job and training for ultras.

  • Amanda October 10, 2012, 10:27 pm

    Love Amazon Prime too, I’ve had it for years and it the most amazing thing that ever happened to Christmas. Just you wait! There was a picture posted on reddit.com a while back that actually showed the inside of Amazon warehouse, pretty impressive. Egg salad looks yummy … and sunny spots rock. 🙂

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery October 10, 2012, 10:52 pm

    Is Amazon Prime not the BEST thing?? It’s so worth it. I just wish I would have purchased a membership while I was in college!

  • Jen October 10, 2012, 10:53 pm

    Stop saying you have a brain dump!! You say that in a lot of your posts but you always have something to say…plus this is your blog and website, treat it and yourself well 🙂

    • Caitlin October 11, 2012, 9:19 am


  • Jun October 10, 2012, 11:54 pm

    Is it ridiculous how I feel your post is never complete without (at least) a picture of Henry in it?

  • CJ @ Fill the Well October 11, 2012, 1:43 am

    Oh, to be a dachshund lying in a patch of sun 🙂 That picture just says “bliss.”

  • Ellie@Fit for the Soul October 11, 2012, 2:07 am

    haha I’m always so behind…didn’t know about amazon prime. 😛 And your meals are always so simple but they look so good and alluring!

  • Emily B October 11, 2012, 7:24 am

    In Australia we have this special sandwich filler called “curried egg” which is basically the same as your egg invention but with curry powder added in . . . SO good:)

  • Anne October 11, 2012, 7:26 am

    Amazon Prime is AMAZING!!! I love sunny spots too, I’m always cold so I hog them haha!

    Run 6 miles for people who are injured and miss it like crazy 🙂

  • lucy October 11, 2012, 1:25 pm

    Why don’t you just get a treadmill. You can quit the negative talk (operation beautiful!) and stop calling it a dreadmill.

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