Week in Snapshots

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From North Carolina to Indiana to Nebraska to Florida!  Here’s what my crazy week looked like in snapshots.


It started as all weeks do, with mischief and fun with Henry at home…

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I packed up two suitcases – one for my work trips and one for my triathlon.

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I gave everyone big hugs and kisses and said goodbye.

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And then I found myself in many, many airports.

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Here’s just a few of the wonderful women that I was lucky enough to meet as I represented Operation Beautiful at this week.

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Side note: all rice krispy treats should be this large.

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I spent most of my hotel time compression sockin’ it up, relaxing, and reading.  Not a bad way to spend a few days!

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Six flights later…

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I made it to Miami, where I reunited with the Husband and my beloved bike (Henry is staying with my mother-in-law – I miss him a lot).  We headed immediately for the race venue.

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And we met up with the amazing and inspiring COACH MARNI!  Best tri coach ever.

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We walked around the race expo, taking in the beautiful sights…


I nervously checked out the swim course.


Up next… I bought Henry a souvenir.  How cute, right?

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And we spent the evening with friends.


BUT we were in bed at a decent hour… just as the rest of the city started to party.  Oh, Miami.


Gotta catch my pre-race ZZZs.  It’s been a wild but wonderful week.  You know what they say – it’s the sleep two nights before the race that counts the most!



  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs October 25, 2013, 10:34 pm

    Sleep well! Have a great time in Miami!

  • Ali October 25, 2013, 10:48 pm

    Good luck at your race!
    Oh – and be careful with those rice krispie treats! Regular Rice Krispies are NOT gluten free!

    • Caitlin October 26, 2013, 7:39 am

      Do you mean they aren’t certified GF? I checked the website and it said no allergens. But if it does, that would explain a lot…

      • Leighann October 26, 2013, 8:49 am

        They have malt… which is what keeps them.. corn flakes, etc from being 100% gluten free!

        • Caitlin October 26, 2013, 9:23 am

          UGH! They have nothing listed in their allergy info section. Seriously, that explains sooo much. I’m going to email them and tell them to update their website!

          • Ali October 26, 2013, 11:43 am

            Yep, Leighann is right. Malt is a gluten containing ingredient. They have GF Rice Krispies as well if you make your own and many store brands don’t have gluten ingredients on the list but are not certified GF. The celiac.com forums have a ton of information on these kind of things. Many people on the forums have called companies and checked on non-certified products. I don’t remember if you go “certified” strict. If I don’t, I’m miserable for a month or two so I rely heavily on the forums.

  • Alina October 26, 2013, 1:16 am

    Weird side note: is the red shirt in the Miami photos from H&M? Don’t you love it?! I have it in off-white, and I wish I had bought every colour when I could! #sigh

  • Jen October 26, 2013, 1:48 am

    Best of luck, Caitlin! You’re going to ROCK it…I just know it!

    Also, love all the pics…especially the one of Henry hugging Maggie – just precious! 🙂

  • Donna October 26, 2013, 1:57 am

    Good luck for your race. Excited for you. We’re on a countdown in our house. My husband has a half ironman in 2 weeks, followed by a full 4 weeks later.

  • Amanda October 26, 2013, 3:26 am

    Holy travel Batman!

    You’re gonna own this thing! Go you!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 26, 2013, 7:58 am

    Have a fantastic weekend! And most importantly, HAVE FUN!

    Oh a side note, I seriously LOVE what you do with Operation Beautiful and that you travel and speak about it. It’s such a great and inspiring thing. Way to be amazing, girl! 🙂

    • Caitlin October 26, 2013, 9:22 am

      Thank you!

  • Jessica October 26, 2013, 9:12 am

    I don’t know how I’ve not seen your blog before, especially being a fellow North Carolinian!!!!

    Good luck on your race, you’ll do great!

  • Grace October 26, 2013, 12:34 pm

    Good luck on the HIM tomorrow!!!! You have worked so hard for it… you will do awesome, and all of your training will pay off!
    Man, my heart hearts for you when you said you’ll be away from Henry for a whole week. How do you do it? I’ve only ever been away from my toddler for 48 hours at a time, and by the second day I was just dying to get home to her, it was like a huge piece of me was missing. I can’t even fathom an entire week of being separated. Maybe part of it is that we’re still nursing – it’s so painful not only emotionally but physically, too!
    Good luck tomorrow!

    • Caitlin October 26, 2013, 1:24 pm

      Yeah it sucks. But thank goodness for FaceTime!

  • Sydney @ Trust the Skinny Cook October 26, 2013, 1:07 pm

    Awww Marni’s dog!! He looks like a gigantic chihuahua… SO cute.
    And best of luck tomorrow! You’re gonna kill it! It’s been so uplifting and inspiring to read about your half ironman training this summer. I feel like I’m waiting on the final episode of a TV show I’m hooked on!

  • Anna October 26, 2013, 1:15 pm

    Good luck Caitlin!!!

  • Hannah October 26, 2013, 3:54 pm

    So excited for you! Good luck and have fun!

  • Bonnie October 26, 2013, 8:06 pm

    Good luck Caitlin! Just know that you are a true inspiration to many people. Do not fear your open swim.

  • Trudy October 26, 2013, 10:53 pm

    Oh where did you find vegetarian rice krispie treats?! I used to loooooove them and all things marshmallow and was sad to give them up when I went veg.

  • Luv What You Do October 26, 2013, 11:40 pm

    Good luck!
    Looking forward to the race recap!

  • Runner Girl Eats October 27, 2013, 12:19 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about! I ‘m sure you will be great 🙂

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