First of all… we ran a half marathon!  So pleased with our time.  I’m already eyeing up other local halves that we could do soon.  Hey, why not piggyback your training while you can?!


You can read the recap here.


Also, MomHTP and Dwight came to visit.  We had wonderfully hot and sunny weather for their visit, which was DEFINITELY awesome.

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Henry loves both Jojo and Dee very much, but dude – I cannot understate the intense obsession that Henry has over Jojo.  He won’t let her out of his sight and must have one hand on her at all times. If she tries to speak to anyone else, he starts to freak out. I heard variations of “Jojo, where are you!?” and “Jojo, come on!” approximately 156 times over two days.  It was adorable.  We’re all sad that they left yesterday!


Speaking of Henry, this weekend, I was hit by a very strong realization that he is 100% not a baby anymore.  He’s four months from two years old, so I know the ‘baby’ times are long gone, but man – he’s really, truly not a baby anymore.  HE’S SO BIG.

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It’s surely a good sign that I think that every stage is the best stage, right?


Oh, this shirt made the weekend both awesome and troublesome:


Henry is really into trucks lately (digger trucks, dump trucks, BIGGGG trucks – all trucks), and I thought he’d love this shirt.  Was I right!  I couldn’t get it off him yesterday.  It was so dirty, and every time I tried to pull it over his head, he yelled, “NO, SHIRT, NO TRUCK SHIRT MINEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.”  Oh man.


This quiche Sunday’s breakfast extra awesome:


It was super simple to make:


Preheat oven to 375 and grease a cast-iron dish.

On the stovetop, cook a big handful of chopped broccoli and another handful of shredded carrots in some olive oil until just softened.  Pour into bottom of cast iron dish.

Beat 7 eggs with some milk and a dash of olive oil.  Pour on top of eggs.

Top with a giant handful of shredded cheddar cheese.  Add salt.

Bake for 30 minutes.


And last, but certainly not least, I made progress towards Ironman March.

This past week was rather run-heavy, but I’m looking forward to catching up on my bike and swim goals.  If you want to join the Ironman March challenge, you can download the training guide right here.  It’s not too late to participate!


Oh, and I decided on some of the Ironman March prizes.  Everyone who sends me a picture of their completed training plan will be entered to win one of these three prizes:  Lock Laces in whatever color you want, a bike Bento Box, or this gel-ready race number belt.


So – that’s why my weekend was awesome!  How was your weekend awesome?



  • Katie March 10, 2014, 9:17 am

    I bought a road bike this weekend! And also got to meet my friend’s baby!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun March 10, 2014, 9:47 am

    I worked a lot this past weekend but I was able to fit in a great workout and some QT with the hubby! That to me is a pretty perfect weekend!

  • Nikki March 10, 2014, 9:49 am

    Woo-hoo! So glad to see the prizes for Ironman March! I was sick all last week, so I missed all my swims, but stayed up on my running and biking, so I think I can still do it. This challenge (oh, and a triathlon in 9 weeks!!!) was the only thing that got me out of bed at 5:10 this morning to head to the pool! Thank you!! And glad you had a nice weekend — congrats to you and hubby on the race!

  • Aishah @ Coffee, Love, Health March 10, 2014, 9:57 am

    That is so sweet- I am guessing Jojo is your mother? You must love that <3 He is so funny with his obsessions, I think it's the cutest thing! I loved this weekend because my brother-in-law was in town and I had a nice little double date with my sister, which I still can't believe because I still think she's a baby! lol

  • Laura@SneakersandSpatulas March 10, 2014, 11:00 am

    I had a great brick workout on Saturday ( and followed it up Sunday by actually cleaning my bike thoroughly and some walking, yoga, and foam rolling. I filled out my first week on the chart for Ironman March, it’s a good way to hold myself accountable!

  • Rebecca March 10, 2014, 11:34 am

    Almost two already!!
    My cousin posted a photo this weekend of her little boy, and he’ll be a year old next month. SO WEIRD. And another cousin is having her second boy in June. Ahhhhhhh.

    I actually got to go to church this weekend. I haven’t been much lately because of work, so it was nice to be there without having to rush out to go to work or something. My dad was almost late because he lost track of what he was doing on his run! Haha.

  • Abi@AbsofSteel March 10, 2014, 12:06 pm

    mhmmm, might have to make some of that quiche this week. Can’t go wrong with eggs and cheese!

  • MomHTP March 10, 2014, 12:12 pm

    I’m also obsessed with Henry. He is so excited to learn about this planet and all that goes with it. He’s loving and funny, and oh so bright. Wow Dwight and I had an enjoyable visit with our Boyle family branch. Did I say the food was “delicious”….thanks to Kristien and Caitlin who are both healthy and tasty cooks:)

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork March 10, 2014, 1:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Congrats again on a fun race with your husband and a PR!

    My weekend was awesome because I started, finished, and filed our taxes in one day! We also finally hung up some shelves in our kitchen that we made and they look just as good as I hoped they would. That’s one of the best parts: when your expectations are met!

  • Ali March 10, 2014, 2:23 pm

    It’s sad when they are no longer babies… Aiden is 1 year old now and I feel like I look at him and realize that he’s quickly developing into a little boy. At least “every stage is the best!”

  • Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} March 10, 2014, 2:51 pm

    It does sound like an awesome weekend! Mine was great because I got in a great run on the trails with my husband, I was able to see my family and I was to catch up on all of my TV ha! 🙂

  • Jenn@Mark My Miles! March 10, 2014, 3:31 pm

    What a fun weekend! Your Sunday breakfast looks too good for me to wait to make this weekend. I must make that this week for dinner.

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs March 10, 2014, 4:45 pm

    That does sound like an awesome weekend!

    My weekend was awesome because on Saturday, I went to the gym, and then spent the rest of the day reading an entire book! I haven’t done that in AGES, and it was really nice to get lost in the land of reading 🙂

  • Anna March 10, 2014, 7:15 pm

    My parents say that every age just gets better–my brothers and I are in our twenties!! My dad started saying it when we were around eight and could carry our own luggage.

  • Jenny March 10, 2014, 8:23 pm

    Awesome prizes (and cute Henry pics). There are about 10 of us from my exercise group doing this and it’s keeping us motivated. However, we are in Sydney Australia – are the prizes open to international participants?

    • Caitlin March 11, 2014, 2:15 pm

      I can’t ship internationally due to costs. I’m sorry! So cool that you are participating though!!!!

  • Nancy March 10, 2014, 8:42 pm

    I’m hanging out with my friend who has a son around the same age as Henry. He’ll be two in April and the kid just cracks me up. I can totally see Henry, or the kid I know, say something like that about his t-shirt coming off him. I feel like adults have to negotiate with the children, it makes me laugh to be honest! 🙂 🙂

  • Lara March 10, 2014, 10:38 pm

    G is obsessed with trucks too. I’m sure you were like me and tried not to over-genderize him with super masculine stuff, so I think it’s funny that he is so obsessed with them. Garbage trucks and construction trucks are the big ones. Does Henry have the books “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site,” and “Steam Train, Dream Train?” I have them memorized now…he would love them.

  • Hilary March 11, 2014, 7:24 am

    For what it’s worth, two is the VERY BEST AGE . EVER. OMG. Seriously. I call it the apex of cuteness and all of my friends I’ve talked to also love the age of 2. We’re not sure where the term “terrible 2” came from. They can talk (a lot), move around and do stuff. But, in general, they still take naps, enjoy the occasional cuddle and say insanely cute and funny things. Plus you’re still top dog in their life and it’s seriously just the best. LOVE 2.

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