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I have been waxing my eyebrows every two weeks for about 12 years – minus that 60 day period during The Naked Face Project. In all the waxes that I’ve survived – I say survived because it still hurts like hell – I have never had anyone drip wax on me.  But today, I had wax dripped right into my hair!  And then the lady said, “Oh, don’t worry, we’ll just cut that glob out.”  I panicked and successfully pulled it – and a few dozen strands – out without the use of scissors.


So. Yes. That was the lowlight of my day (but not a bad low, right?).  But here was the highlight:

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A KILLER double workout – today’s was a run and swim.  I’m working hard on my speed for all three triathlon sports, so I tackled an intense speedwork session on the treadmill:


1 minute warm-up

Sprint Cycle Part 1: 1 minute at 7.0 MPH (8:34 minute pace)

Sprint Cycle Part 2: 1 minute at 7.5 MPH (8:00 minute pace)

Repeat sprint cycle 7 times

Cool down until 2.0 miles

I finished in 16:44 (WOWZA) and then headed to the pool, resisting the urge to pop into daycare and say hi to Henry.


A brief transition…

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And then I swam 1,000 yards.


Have you guys seen the Haney Project? Hank Haney (pro golfer) is attempting to teach Michael Phelps the game. I got sucked in because I love Michael (plus, I have a friend who is friends with him, so I kinda of feel like I’m friends with him, too, but of course, I’m not… file that one under ‘Things I Definitely Would’ve Already Blogged About’).


Anyway, at one point, Michael gets Haney in the pool and gives him a lesson on how to swim.  I paid serious attention to this bit.  Michael talked a lot about how he breathes, only lifting the side of his face out of the water instead of his whole head.  I’ve noticed that I lift my head too much, creating drag and wasting energy, so I’m trying to challenge my inner Michael and be a half-face-breathing-badass.  It’s easier said than done.


And last, but not least, I leave you with this – Henry’s breakfast from the other day:

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This post was slightly convoluted, was it not? That’s because I’m hopped up on caffeine in a desperate attempt to make that deadline.  Here I go.. time to get back to it!



  • Shannon March 16, 2013, 7:29 pm

    Most spa wax is water soluble so you should just be able to spend some time working it out under warm water.

  • Anne March 16, 2013, 8:24 pm

    The last time I got my eyebrows waxed, the wax burned my skin. Oh, and it was four days before my wedding! I put moisturizer on the peeling skin every few hours to try to get it to heal. I was nervous when the day before the wedding, my dad asked me “What’s wrong with your eye?” AHHH!!! Luckily the airbrushed makeup covered it right up.

    • Caitlin March 16, 2013, 8:36 pm

      oh no! that happened to me too (but not before my wedding). it hurt like a biiiiiatch.

      • Anne March 17, 2013, 1:21 pm

        The skin was so red and tender! I’ll laugh about it now, but I sure wasn’t then.

  • Melissa March 16, 2013, 11:15 pm

    I saw the end of that episode this week! So wild that MP could swim 2 laps in (less than) the time Haney swam 1–puts his speed in perspective (and he wasn’t being a jerk about it)!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 17, 2013, 8:31 am

    Haha there’s a show about Haney teaching Phelps to golf?!? Haha random, I haven’t heard of it! And good job on your run!

  • Courtney March 17, 2013, 11:26 am

    They got it in your hair?! Oh my, that is horrible!

  • Sara@fitcupcaker March 17, 2013, 2:33 pm

    Good job running. I’m scared to wax!

  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats March 17, 2013, 5:33 pm

    I have heard about this Haney project and absolutely love Phelps. Haven’t followed it too much though but def want to check it out 🙂

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery March 17, 2013, 6:17 pm

    Oh I’m sorry to hear about the waxing incident but glad you got it out. One time when I was in high school, I was getting my eye brows waxed and the lady didn’t pay attention and waxed off HALF of my eyebrow. I looked ridiculous and burst into tears. The worst part is, I didn’t say anything and still paid for it…needless to say, I never went back there.

  • Jelena@FabLifePhD March 17, 2013, 6:40 pm

    That’s exactly why I use the tweezer and don’t touch the wax 🙂

  • Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) March 17, 2013, 7:22 pm

    I only got my eyebrows waxed ONCE, but the woman who did it did such a hack job that I never went back!! Thankfully, it mostly grew back. But now I’m just terrified and stick to tweezing. 😉

  • Lee March 17, 2013, 7:23 pm

    I’m glad that someone else has fast growing eyebrows too. I tell people that I have to get mine waxed every two weeks and they tell me that they do theirs like once every six. I wish! Never have gotten wax in my hair though. Knock on wood.

  • Kelsey March 17, 2013, 7:52 pm

    Ouch! I wax too, because I HATE to pluck. I do it myself it’s easier, cheaper, quicker (think 7 minutes all inclusive). Please disregard that time I waxed my whole eyebrow off! Fun post!

  • Ashley March 17, 2013, 8:00 pm

    Oh no, dont cut the wax out. Just a tip if it ever happens again, use baby oil and pull it out of your hair.

  • Lauren March 17, 2013, 9:17 pm

    Hi Caitlin,

    I bought your book for my niece’s 9th birthday present and my sister-in-law said she LOVES it. She was reading one night and was saying how she wanted to keep reading but if she did she wouldn’t have any to read the next day. She has been bookmarking stories for her mom to read. 🙂 Just wanted to send along the feedback!


    • Caitlin March 18, 2013, 9:34 am

      That is so awesome! Thank you for supporting Operation Beautiful 🙂

  • Nikole March 17, 2013, 9:39 pm

    Have you tried threading? I love it and no more wax burns! Plus it is a lot cheaper.

  • Sharlette March 18, 2013, 8:57 am

    I can’t believe she just said she’d cut the glob out!!! No way I’d ever go near waxing so you’re a braver woman than I! 🙂

  • Ashlee@HisnHers March 18, 2013, 10:08 am

    Ahhh I wouldnt be happy if someone cut a chunk out of my hair haha

  • Kate March 18, 2013, 9:19 pm

    If there’s someone in your area who does eyebrow threading, you should never wax again! The results are just as good and it’s much less painful (in my opinion). I used to be a dedicated waxer, and I wish I had known about threading years ago.

  • Jess March 19, 2013, 10:34 am

    I totally had that happen but the lady cut my hair before I realized what she was doing!!!! I had some short baby hairs at my temple for awhile 🙁

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