Our Weekend

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Howdy! How is your weekend? Have you been watching the Olympics? I have to admit that I usually prefer the Summer Games to the Winter Games, but I did get really sucked into the snowboarding events last night.  All those flips are so impressive.  And all I can think is that I would eat snow just pushing off to go down the hill!  Hah.


Henry is currently seriously boycotting the “bebe chair.”


Yesterday was DadHTP’s birthday.  Happy Birthday!  He came over in the morning, and we threw a little party for him.  I made a delicious lunch and cupcakes, and Henry had a blast blowing out Dad’s candles (over and over and over again).

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Now that I think about it, Saturday was a jam-packed day!  After my dad left, Kristien and I did chores (and I snuck in a nap…) and then we took Henry on a run.  We did 5.4 miles – to the grocery store and back.  Kristien has been doing almost ALL of my runs with me, which his amazing for several reasons.  One, it’s very nice to have company.  And two, he almost always pushes the jogging stroller.  He’s faster than I am, but if he’s weighed down by 50+ pounds of baby and stroller, we’re evenly matched.

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Henry hates to be pushed into the sun (it hurts his eyes and he hasn’t figured out how to intentionally close his eyes yet… hah), so Kristien flips him around and drags the stroller by the strap.  Henry thinks it’s the funniest thing ever.  So do I.


My legs felt super sluggish on this run.  I’m not sure what’s up – I’ve gone over all my normal causes of sluggish runs and nothing seems to fit the bill.  I was supposed to do a long run (9.0 miles) today but I’m going to push it back another day to see if that helps.  Sluggish legs are the worst.


And speaking of fitness, I have to say that all my sit-ups and push-ups are really paying off.  I’ve been doing the TV Show Shape Up (as well as lots of track workouts), and I can actually SEE a difference in my muscle tone.  Here’s to hoping that it pays off in faster triathlon times this summer, too!


Hmmm – what else?  Oh, I caught James and Maggie having a ‘moment’ on the guest bed.  Awkward!

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So – that’s my weekend in a nutshell.  A little fun, a lot of good food and fitness, and – BAM! – it’s already Sunday afternoon.  Where does the time go?


Thought of the Day:

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs



  • Liza February 9, 2014, 1:13 pm

    So that quote just totally hit home with me. I’m currently MISERABLE in grad school and have been trying to decide if I should drop out. The only reason I haven’t dropped out yet is because I’m afraid of what other people will think. That’s a dumb reason to stay in grad school…

    • Caitlin February 9, 2014, 1:13 pm

      If that’s the ONLY reason, definitely stop!!! What would you want to do instead?

  • Kaitlyn February 9, 2014, 1:31 pm

    Love that quote. This year, I decided to move to Spain to teach English and my parents were unsupportive at first. I had to live my life for myself though, and not for them and not let their opinions affect my decision. Great quote!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs February 9, 2014, 1:51 pm

    Sounds like a great weekend! I’m so impressed that Kristien can run while DRAGGING the stroller — that sounds tough!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun February 9, 2014, 2:17 pm

    Sounds like you had a pretty awesome weekend 🙂 Nothing like spending time with family and enjoying a run! Happy birthday to DadHTP! 🙂

  • Aishah @ Coffee,Love,Health February 9, 2014, 2:50 pm

    I literally laughed at the picture with your husband pushing the stroller backwards- lol! Cute little Henry! I’m happy your husband runs with you 🙂 I imagine that to make it so much easier and funner to work out.

  • Aishah @ Coffee,Love,Health February 9, 2014, 2:51 pm

    PS- That quote is everything. It’s one of my favorites… wish it was easier said than done 🙁 Thankful to read that today <3

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork February 9, 2014, 5:29 pm

    That Steve Jobs quote was on my calendar earlier this week. I love it!

    Seriously–how does K pull the stroller?! Sounds like he’d end up hurting his shoulder!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 9, 2014, 8:04 pm

    What a fun (and busy) weekend! I’ve been trying to figure out what happened to my weekend too! I got plenty of rest (which was needed!) but also not enough and I had a lot more planned to do than got done. Funny how that works… 😉

  • Jaimie February 9, 2014, 8:42 pm

    Stupid question – do you do that workout at every commercial break? Or do you just do the total number suggested each day during the commercials? If you do it multiple times per night, do you do it for an hour of breaks? I feel like a total newb asking this but I’m asking anyway.

    • Caitlin February 10, 2014, 12:38 pm

      I just do the total workout during the tv show’s various commercials. Sometimes it takes one break and sometimes it takes more!

  • Eva February 10, 2014, 7:22 am

    Love the quote by Jobs. Good reminder for the beginning of the week!

  • Joanna February 10, 2014, 8:05 am

    Hey Caitlin – just a question about your BOB. I am looking at getting the BOB ironman as well but was wondering if you have ever used it on trails? And by trails I just mean like a gravel path instead of black top. We have a flat, not too rocky, gravel type trail near the house that I would like to run on with the BOB (and want the fixed wheel option) but from what I have read it may not be too good on trails, but who knows what type of trails they mean. Its not like I will be running over tons of rocks and tree roots! Thanks!

    • Caitlin February 10, 2014, 12:36 pm

      I have run on similar pathways and I would not recommend it… I think the Revolution has more knobby tires? That would probably be better!

  • Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties February 10, 2014, 8:26 am

    Love that quote! It’s sad to realize, but I really agree- living someone else’s life is guaranteed to make you miserable 🙁

    That’s so funny about Henry not being able to intentionally close his eyes yet. I’ve never thought about kids not being able to do that, but duh, it totally makes sense! I wonder when they finally figure it out?

  • Laura @ RunningJunkie February 10, 2014, 8:35 am

    Looks like you guys had a great weekend! I cannot imagine running while pushing/pulling a walking stroller.

    I love that quote.

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change February 10, 2014, 9:25 am

    Your last meal looks awesome!
    So funny about the stroller!
    LOVE the quote!

  • Reenie February 10, 2014, 10:42 am

    Happy Birthday DadHTP (cute pic of you and Henry)


  • Kim February 10, 2014, 3:51 pm

    My baby hates strolling towards the sun too, what a smart idea! Thanks for the tip 🙂

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