September Superlatives

in Superlatives

WOAH.  How is it already October 1?  Where is my life going?  Time flies when you’re having fun.  This month was a rather interesting one on HTP, I think – we tackled topics like whether someone shouting “You can do it!” during a race makes you want to scream, and how to make epic art with painter’s tape.  Read on!


Most Likely to Succeed:  Mind and Body After Baby, Month 3.  Let Month 3 go down in the HTP history books as the month that I really pulled it all together emotionally and physically after Henry.  Feeling great, having a blast with little Henners, and so looking forward to writing the Month 4 recap. Runner-Up?  The Dream Feed.  Because doing the DF makes me feel like a superhero every single night.

Safety First:  Running in the Street.  One of the things that I like most about running is how I can just zone out.  But it’s not safe to completely check out while running in the street, especially when you’re wearing headphones.  Here are some tips on avoiding a collision with a car.

running hills

Best Feedback Post:  Pacing Alternatives.  Your ideas for how to pace your workouts… besides the clock.  Love these suggestions! Related post:  Workout Songs I’ve Lovin’.


Best Debate:  Encouraging Others.  How do you feel about mid-race encouragement?  And does, “You’re almost there!” annoy you,too?

Most Versatile Recipe:  Cornbread Quiche and Its Endless Variations.  Yum.


Most Cathartic: Why I Pump (and Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad for Me).  An explanation of where Henry and I are with breastfeeding and why I’ve chosen this path.  Writing this post – and reading the comments – was so good for my soul.  It helped me feel really at peace with the decision to exclusively pump.


Best Simple Recipe: Pistachio Stir Fry (Step-by-Step}.  This really was my favorite dish of the month – a combination of tofu, brown rice, steamed kale, onion, carrots, pistachios, and Italian dressing.


Best Race:  Easy!  My best race was my only race of the month. Smile Ramblin Rose 5 Miler.

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For The Dogs:  Hard to choose the best pet-related post of the month, so I’ll pick two – Innotek Anti-Bark Collar Review and Two Dogs and a Baby (how Henry and the dogs get along).

dogs and baby2

Best Sports Bra:  Five For Fighting and a Sports Bra Review. I finally found a PERFECT sports bra.  I’ve been loving this bra more and more since writing this post.  It’s awesome!


Craftiest:  DIY Wall Art.  How I turned a canvas and painters tape into a pretty work of art in under two hours.


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  • Christina October 1, 2012, 10:19 pm

    Saw a couple of good signs at the Great Race this weekend: “Why do all the cute ones run away?” and “Run?!? I thought you said rum!”

  • Becca @ Blueberry Smiles October 1, 2012, 11:00 pm

    I made your cornbread quiche yesterday- it’s great!

  • Joanna October 1, 2012, 11:23 pm

    Hi Caitlin! Loved all of these posts! Regarding the exclusive pumping….and forgive me if this is too personal a question. But I’m in the same boat, and pumping is giving me extreme nipple soreness. Did that happen at all for you? I think I remember you saying in the comments that you let down quickly, so probably not. Just curious because I’m in a lot of pain and going crazy!!!

    • Caitlin October 2, 2012, 6:50 am

      Occcasionally but not regularly. Lansinoh helps a lot.

  • Steph October 1, 2012, 11:43 pm

    Cornbread quiche? Yum! Going to have to try this ASAP!

  • Kirsten @ Confessions of a Jogaholic October 2, 2012, 5:14 am

    I love your Superlatives posts each month Caitlin…what a great idea! When I get blogging more regularly (i.e. actually have enough posts each month to create a half-decent Superlatives post, ha) I can’t wait to implement this idea myself.
    I think it’s great to look back on each month & see all the struggles you’ve overcome/achievements you’ve had (big & small) & all the memorable moments that have happened in just 4 short weeks. Awesome. 🙂

    • Caitlin October 2, 2012, 6:49 am

      thank you 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 2, 2012, 7:02 am

    I really need to try the cornbread quiche! And I lived the debate about encouraging others during a race, I’m interested to see how that is during the Chicago Marathon, I’ve never run such a big race!

    • Jen October 2, 2012, 3:07 pm

      Katie – I’ve lived in Chicago for about 9 years. The Chicago Marathon is huge for spectators! You should consider putting your name on your shirt so people can cheer you on by name (if you want that). I hope you have a great race and enjoy all the crowd participation!! It will spoil you for other, smaller races 🙂

    • Kyla October 2, 2012, 7:51 pm

      I’m running Chi too! Good luck! You’ll get a fabulous tour of the city. Boystown and Pilsen are my favorite neighborhoods during the marathon, so much energy!

  • Life's a Bowl October 2, 2012, 7:44 am

    Cornbread quiche sounds heavenly- yum! I’ve been craving corn bread lately and have been eating eggs like I’m getting paid for it, best of both worlds 🙂

    P.S. The picture of Henry with the pups is absolutely adorable!!!

  • mary @ what's cookin with mary October 2, 2012, 10:59 am

    I remember “older” people telling me that the older you get, the faster times flies. They were right! I feel like it was just my birthday, but that was December. Yeesh.

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