From Snow to Sun

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Wahoo! Back home again.  And this time, it’s for a while. Smile


Henry learned lots of new tricks while I was gone.  He can stand up from a squatting position really well now.  And whenever he sees Maggie or James, he always shouts out “DAH!”  I love that dog is his first word! 


Getting out of Connecticut was a bit of a hassle.  It snowed 6 – 7 inches overnight from Thursday to Friday.  I was so nervous that my flight would be canceled, but you New Englanders know how to rock it.  Only a slight delay…


It went from this on Thursday afternoon:


To this on Friday morning!  Whew.


Luckily, I rented a bigger, sturdier car this morning.  The two-hour trek to the airport was only slightly terrifying. Winking smile


It was good to be home.  Nice and sunny and – date I say it – even a little warm.


Breakfast time with Henry!


Pancakes with brown rice syrup, coconut, and blueberries.


This was Henry’s first time tasting pancakes – they were a hit.  Of course, in lieu of syrup, his pancakes were dipped in pureed peas. Not what I would want as an adult, but he seemed to like the combo.


And then I ran sunny 3.0 miles.


It was a good morning all around.   How’s your Saturday?  Any fitness goals?  I’d sure like to squeeze in a swim and a bike this weekend, too.



  • Molly @ RDexposed March 9, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Good call on an Illinois car for the snow trek!

  • Ashley March 9, 2013, 12:16 pm

    I have 9 miles on my training plan but I’m nursing a sore foot so I’m debating what to do- I’ll ether give it a try (it’s a beautiful almost-spring day here) or hop on the bike for some cross training.

    Pancakes and peas so like a very interesting combination, seems like Henry will be a very adventurous eater 🙂

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 9, 2013, 12:33 pm

    Glad you were able to make it home! I’m training for my first 1/2 marathon and just knocked out a new personal distance of 8 miles – WHEW! 🙂

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery March 9, 2013, 12:36 pm

    I would LOVE to go for a run today but we’re being hit with a huge snow storm, possibly up to 2 feet. Yeah, so running ain’t gonna happen for me this weekend 🙂 I think it’s really cute that Henry’s first word is “dog” too…that’s not a common one so he’s already proving how special he is!

  • Angela March 9, 2013, 1:20 pm

    What a great day already! It’s a beautiful day over here too but I’ll be working all day. 🙁

  • Katie March 9, 2013, 1:25 pm

    Hi Caitlin. Love your blog! I was trying to find the post you did a few months back about sleep training Henry. I had a baby a month ago and wanted to start thinking about how to train her to sleep through the night–even though I know it will be awhile until that will happen!!! Can you send me a link to that post? Thanks so much for all the inspiration and honest advice you provide!!

  • Joy March 9, 2013, 2:33 pm

    I just finished an hour and a half on the trainer because I’m recovering from an injury so no long run for me today.

    Your breakfast looks absolutely scrumptious! I wish that meal was on my plate right now.

  • Miranda @ Miranda Runs March 9, 2013, 2:58 pm

    Aww baby pancakes! Such a cute idea. He’ll grow up loving peas and pancakes! PS- You’re lucky you didn’t get stuck in the storm! Good thing you got a good car! 🙂

  • Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness March 9, 2013, 4:25 pm

    I love that you topped his pancakes in pureed peas and he liked it! Glad you made it home safe, that is a crazy weather change.

  • Jelena@FabLifePhD March 9, 2013, 4:38 pm

    My morning run was not that good, I think the problem was in previous hedache, not enough water and being dressed too warm. I finished 3,5 km (third run of the season) but I suffered

  • Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} March 9, 2013, 6:26 pm

    I’ve got a half marathon on the schedule for tomorrow. Final race in the local YMCA Polar Bear Series! I went to spin class this morning for my daily workout.

    It was a gorgeous day out today (43 degrees!) and tomorrow is supposed to be in the mid-50s, perfect running weather in my opinion. 🙂

  • Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) March 9, 2013, 6:45 pm

    I love to see the sun after a snow storm!!!

    And the pancakes look absolutely scrumptious! 😀

  • Rebecca March 9, 2013, 9:12 pm

    Pancakes. Jealous. Maybe while I’m home this coming week I’ll suggest pancakes for dinner one night…
    It was drizzly and icky all day today, but no snow, thankfully! I was sitting pretty much all day, and I’ll be sitting at least all of tomorrow morning.

    Friendly reminder of Daylight Savings Time tonight…

  • Amber K March 9, 2013, 9:18 pm

    I’m torn! While I’m glad that the weather has been nice lately, I’m a bit bummed that I didn’t seen ANY snow this year. Not even close. But I guess I can’t complain about the lack of rain in a normally rainy area!

  • Sarah@KidsHeartRealFood March 9, 2013, 10:28 pm

    I love the pancake and peas combo! I find the pancake to be a really good vehicle for a lot of healthy foods for babies. I sneak kale into the batter when making it in the food processor, so we eat “green” pancakes that don’t really taste any different in my opinion! I will also slather them in tahini or nut butter, or even a veggie puree like you did. I like to make big batches and freeze them as they are great to thaw and cut into strips for snacks for Tyson.

  • Erica March 10, 2013, 8:11 am

    Haha, we always put apple sauce or mashed banana, or other fruit, on our son’s pancakes, too. He’s 11 months now. We also do peanut butter (we gave him nut butters at 9 months).

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