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It’s been a lazy morning over here…


But I’m hoping to pump things up with a 10K run in an hour or so.  This will be the furthest I’ve run since Henry; crossing my fingers that I survive.  It’s definitely time that I step up my distances – I’ve got a half marathon in 2.5 months!  Time to start training towards that loooong 13.1 mile crawl. 


I mean, run. 


It’s cold out there – I better break out the winter running gear (hello, fleece tights!).


Pre-run meal consists of OMGCOFFEE (and lots of it) and some peanut butter oats.  I’m actually not a fan of melty peanut butter in oatmeal, so I have no idea why I did this.  I’m going to blame it on the fact that my coffee hasn’t kicked in yet.


Here I go!


Thought of the Day:


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.



  • Emily October 30, 2012, 9:26 am

    Henry’s expressions are so adorable:) He’s gonna be the life of the party one day 😉

  • Corrie Anne October 30, 2012, 9:27 am

    Good luck with your run!! Last week I was in tights, hats, and mittens in Denver — but this week thankfully back to shorts!!

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human October 30, 2012, 9:28 am

    Love that quote! Can you recommend any fleece tights? I’m needing some for winter hiking!

    • Caitlin October 30, 2012, 9:47 am

      I wear some Nike ones but they are ollllld. I tried to find them online the other day to recommend to someone else but couldn’t. Sooo sorry! Maybe someone else has a suggestion?

    • Sunny October 30, 2012, 10:19 am

      I have a North Face pair that area also really old, but I love them (and obviously they’re great quality because I’ve probably had them 10 years).

      • deva at deva by definition October 30, 2012, 11:27 am

        Mine are by reebok. They are very lightly lined but perfect for cold days, especially once you get warmed up!

      • Natalie @ Free Range Human October 30, 2012, 12:40 pm

        I’m usually all about North Face so I’ll look and see if they have anything out. Thanks!

  • Kelli October 30, 2012, 9:31 am

    good luck on the 10k run! I am working from home today because of Hurricane Sandy and the best part is lunch hour on the treadmill! at 25 weeks pregnant, i will probably only get 2 miles in but something is better than nothing!

    I cant get over how big Henry is getting! so cute!

  • Morgan October 30, 2012, 9:57 am

    Good luck! Fllece tights sound perfect for our cold desert mornings, I hope someone has a clue where to find them these days!

  • Cher @ Weddicted October 30, 2012, 10:28 am

    Love that top picture of Henry – how cute!
    Stay safe!

  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 30, 2012, 10:35 am

    Ohhh the melty peanut butter is probably my favorite part of my oatmeal bowls! 😉

  • Laura October 30, 2012, 10:38 am

    Henry is growing so fast! His eyes are beautiful!

  • Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer October 30, 2012, 10:49 am

    OMG – Henry is SO grown up! When did that happen!? You’re going to do great on your run – you’ve got this girl!

  • Annette@FitnessPerks October 30, 2012, 10:59 am

    Good luck, and have FUN 🙂

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action October 30, 2012, 11:11 am

    Good luck on your run!

    And I think the melty peanut butter is my favourite part of oatmeal…I had some this morning and was thinking to myself that I wished I had put more on!

  • Leah @ Chocolate and Wild Air October 30, 2012, 12:24 pm

    Woohoo, good luck!! I just did my own 10k this weekend ok minimal training other than a few two or three milers also. You are going to rock that half marathon!

  • Barbara October 30, 2012, 12:24 pm

    Have a good run! I went for a run this morning to check out the damage here in CT after Sandy – saw some massive trees down. Much safer running, than driving around the streets today!

  • Brianna October 30, 2012, 12:37 pm

    Fleece tights?! How cold is it there? It’d have to be below zero for me to dress that warm. It was 55* on my run this morning and I wore a skirt and t-shirt! hehe

    Henry is getting so big and more adorable every day!

    • Caitlin October 30, 2012, 2:08 pm

      haha its 55.

      • Brianna October 30, 2012, 9:56 pm

        Lol! It’s funny how our perceptions of “cold” are so different!

    • Lesley T. October 30, 2012, 5:47 pm

      I wear regular running tights well into winter, too. I get SO HOT when I run!

  • Aja October 30, 2012, 1:35 pm

    Henry is adorable.

    I love peanut butter but I always am a little grossed out when it’s runny like that.

    Good luck on your run!

  • Cara @ I Don't Believe in Diets October 30, 2012, 1:39 pm

    Good luck on the run! I only occasionally like PB in the oatmeal, but it has to be a special kind of day.

  • Caitlin October 30, 2012, 2:00 pm

    I’m the same way with peanut butter in my oatmeal. Of course, like you’ve probably seen, tons of people in the healthy living blog world put PB on or in their oatmeal so I tried it a couple times and I just don’t like it. I love peanut butter just not with my oats! :p How’d you guys fare with Sandy in Charlotte? I’m in Richmond and we didn’t get hit nearly as bad as they were making it out to be. It’s just freeeeezing cold today, yuck! Good luck on your run!


    • Caitlin October 30, 2012, 2:08 pm

      Yup! Just freezing and yucky here too. Glad you are safe!

    • Lesley T. October 30, 2012, 5:50 pm

      Hi, fellow Richmonder!

      I’m so glad we were spared this time.

      Irene sucked, and of course that sudden huge storm this summer that knocked power out when it was 100 degrees outside–UGH!

  • Carrie @ The Cook's Palette October 30, 2012, 2:01 pm

    Good luck on your run! Love Henry’s blue fleece booties!

  • deb October 30, 2012, 3:04 pm

    Have a wonderful run! I wussed out today.. but tomorrow it is. Got 5 miles on the plate this weekend, my furthest EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Courtney Leigh October 30, 2012, 3:29 pm

    Want. To. Steal. The. Baby!!!! He’s getting so big!

    Also, as writing plays a big part in your time management goals, I thought you might be intersted in this blog post by an author that went from writing 2k words a day to 10k. One of my fellow Wrimo’s sent it to me and I thought it was cool.

    AND – Speaking of Wrimo’s … Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month and lots of cool people try to write a novel/50k words in November. It’s a really fun event and maybe some it could serve as some inspiration/motivation for you.

    • Caitlin October 30, 2012, 3:45 pm

      I love the idea of Novel Writing Month!

  • Katherine October 30, 2012, 3:54 pm

    I listen to NPR every morning on my 20 minute drive to work, but my husband (who works from home), listens to the NPR app on his iPhone while he showers and makes his coffee. That way he still gets his 30 min of news in and feels like he is ready for the workday even though he doesn’t have a commute.

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 30, 2012, 5:08 pm

    Love that quote! And I can’t believe you don’t like melty PB in your oats…that’s gotta be my favorite thing to do. Different strokes for different folks. 🙂

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 30, 2012, 9:15 pm

    Oh man, I LOVE melty peanut butter on oatmeal. But I’ve been too lazy to make oatmeal in the morning, but I really should because I’ve been CRAVING it!!

  • luv what you do October 30, 2012, 9:52 pm

    I hope your run goes well. I love running in the brisk fall before winter gets here!

  • Liza October 31, 2012, 10:54 am

    I live in the West Village of Manhattan and am without power from Sandy and OMG all I want is coffee! I am a grad student at NYU and the library is open (they have generators) but I cannot find a cup of coffee anywhere. I am seriously losing it. I took a cold shower this morning and all I could think about was how nice a hot cup of coffee would be.
    Ok I’m done.

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