Just Do It

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We have a whiteboard on our fridge, and we leave each other funny messages.  I woke up to this gem:

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Hah.  So true, right?  I need to stop thinking about a lot of things and just start doing them.


Starting with… my workouts.  I spend 20 minutes working myself up to leave on a run, 10 minutes getting dressed, 15 minutes washing dishes or tidying up random messes around the house, AND THEN I leave.  Ugh.  I always end up thinking, “I could’ve been done now if I had just left right away!”

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Top of the hill.


Another thing: I’ve been running in a pair of cheap-o plastic sunglasses, and they are so comfy.  They never slip down my face.  I got them as a giveaway item at an event, so they aren’t the most stylish or flattering, but they totally work for running.  I wouldn’t cycle in them (definitely not shatter-proof) but nice for jogs.


I did 3.0 miles – it’s going to be my shortest run of the week.  I usually like to knock off a longer run at the beginning of the week, but I was feeling a little ‘meh’ out there today.  I’m proud of myself for getting out there, however.  No matter how long it took to leave the house…


And guess what?  If you’re in Boston, I’m speaking at Northeastern University tomorrow night at 7:30 PM in the CSC West Addition room.  I’d love to see you there!



  • Ami December 4, 2012, 3:37 pm

    There’s something about the face you’re making that made me think “She looks like Henry in this one.”

  • Valerie December 4, 2012, 3:41 pm

    YESSSSSS! I am a Northeastern student and I will definitely be there!

    • Caitlin December 4, 2012, 3:47 pm

      yay! Cant wait to meet you!

    • keren December 4, 2012, 4:00 pm

      I’m not a Northeastern student, but live in MA–do you know if i can come or do i need to be a Northeastern student?

      • Caitlin December 4, 2012, 4:24 pm

        Yup! Would love to have you!

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human December 4, 2012, 3:43 pm

    I love your Blues Brothers glasses!

  • Jenny @ For Your Consideration December 4, 2012, 4:55 pm

    Nice message! I want to post a similar one in my home.

  • Louise December 4, 2012, 5:09 pm

    Do you know the address of the CSC room? Thanks.

  • Carly December 4, 2012, 5:49 pm

    Ahhh. I finished grad school at Northeastern last year and am still living in the Boston area. Wish I could go but I have my book club tomorrow night!

  • Amanda K. December 4, 2012, 6:28 pm

    one of my favorite running quotes is, “the hardest part of any run is the first steps out the door.” i totally find that’s true for me. if i can get my tail out the door, i can rock the run.

  • jameil December 4, 2012, 6:54 pm

    I have a similar pair of sunglasses I got for free at a race and I absolutely love them for the same reason! I now never take a trip w/o two pairs of sunglasses!

  • Stephanie @ Steph's Miles December 4, 2012, 7:25 pm

    I wake up at 5 a.m. to workout in the morning, but sometimes I don’t get out of bed until 6! I get frustrated with myself, but I just love laying in my bed.

  • Amber K December 4, 2012, 7:38 pm

    I constantly think that. “Man, if I had just done it, it’d be over by now.” Why does that still not seem to motivate me in the moment though? Frustrating…

  • Chantal December 4, 2012, 8:28 pm

    Aw, I’m counting down the days (16!) until I get to go back to Boston for the holidays, so I’m sadly going to miss you!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 4, 2012, 8:31 pm

    Man, I wish I was in Boston. I’d LOVE to hear you speak sometime. I imagine it being really empowering. 🙂

  • Jessica B December 4, 2012, 9:13 pm

    How long is the speaking engagement at Northeastern? I am a student there and would love to hear you speak, but unfortunately I have a prior commitment at that time. I hope you enjoy it here in Boston!

    • Caitlin December 4, 2012, 9:15 pm

      730-830! Hope you can make it!

  • Kelsey December 4, 2012, 9:14 pm

    I’ll be there tomorrow night!

    • Caitlin December 4, 2012, 9:15 pm

      Yay! come say hi!

  • Jo December 4, 2012, 9:22 pm

    I am a NU alumni! Good luck.

  • Aja December 4, 2012, 11:05 pm

    I think I have those same sun glasses.

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