Sweat for Boston

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It’s Marathon Monday!


I wish everyone in Boston a happy, fun, and safe marathon.  I, like so many runners, stand beside you today, in honor of the past and hopeful for the future.  <3  The Boston Marathon Bombing of 2013 taught me many things about life, but it did not teach me to fear standing at a starting line.




Today – I’ll be sweating for Boston.  Won’t you join me?  I wish I’d be able to RUN for Boston today, but alas – I ran Saturday and Sunday (how’s that for getting back on the bandwagon?!), and I could probably use a running break.  Maybe I’ll swim?  Or stairclimb?


The only place that I’ll be running to today is the GROCERY STORE.  We are plum out of food.  I was thankful to have eggs and toast in the fridge – that’s all I ever really want to eat for breakfast anyway!  Hah. But some berries would’ve been nice…


Hi, Ferguson.


And, if you celebrate, I hope you had a fabulous Easter!  I grew up celebrating the holiday in a secular way (basically – CHOCOLATE), as did the Husband, so we decided to continue the tradition with little Mr. Henry.  My mother was in town, so the three adults had a blast hiding 42 plastic eggs (filled with one M&M each) and watching the cutest toddler in the universe find each and every one. 


He was WAY more into it than I thought he would be for 22 months!  He caught onto the point pretty fast – we ‘hid’ a bunch in plain sight on the deck, and by the time he hit the grass, he was an old pro.  When he was all done, he shook an egg and realized that something was inside…  He cracked those things open so fast!  And inhaled 42 M&Ms faster than I could think, “Sugar high!”  It was really fun. 


I hope you have a fabulous Monday.  Today, I am thinking hard of everything I appreciate about life… And wishing the Boston Marathon runners’ a fun and safe race!


Have a good one.



  • Jill April 21, 2014, 10:12 am

    Go Shalane!!! The women are on fire this morning!

  • Laura @ Mommy Run Fast April 21, 2014, 11:44 am

    I got my run in for Boston- wish I was there… another year, I hope!

  • Ali April 21, 2014, 12:48 pm

    I need to sweat today too and hop back on the healthy bandwagon. It’s been far too long since I’ve been truly motivated.

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs April 21, 2014, 12:58 pm

    I just finished my run — for Boston! 🙂

  • Megan April 21, 2014, 1:34 pm

    I might get a run in with my kids- one in the stroller and one on the bike but I worked (night shift) all weekend and this is a day to recoup usually.

    My almost 4 yr old “snuck” some candy when I was dozing on the couch. Not sure how much but I just threw 4 wrappers away. I am hoping her lunch she is eating out balances out the candy and she doesn’t get too much of a belly ache. Ha!

    I love Henry’s little v-neck striped shirt. Adorable.

  • Katie April 21, 2014, 1:49 pm

    I ran this morning — day 8 in a row and I’m 6 months pregnant 🙂
    It’s totally okay to run 3 days in a row if you aren’t injured!
    (check this out: http://www.runeveryday.com/lists/USRSA-Active-List.html)
    I won’t be at Boston this year but I really hope to get my BQ in the next couple of years… just need to drop 10 min off of my PR.
    Henry is adorbs! Glad he had fun inhaling all that delicious sugar!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun April 21, 2014, 4:19 pm

    It was such a great race! Loved being there and seeing Meb win!!!

  • Kim April 21, 2014, 6:30 pm

    Ha, one M&M each, that’s perfect.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 21, 2014, 6:56 pm

    Do you use the Nike + GPS app? If so, you should put #strongereveryrun in the notes section after and Nike will donate $1 for every mile run today! I ran 7 ½ yesterday as part of my ½ marathon training but I needed to get in at least 2 miles this morning so I felt like I contributed!

  • Kath April 21, 2014, 8:10 pm

    Super cute Henry! I love the idea of one M&M inside each egg.

  • danielle April 22, 2014, 12:09 pm

    Henry is SO CUTE!! I have a toddler just a few months older than Henry and it is so fun to see what other littles around his age are up to.

    I have a strange request. I know you are super busy mom-ing and running your businesses, but I would love to see a blog post from you about how your blogging has evolved over the years. I have been a reader since the See Bride Run days and know that a lot about the community has changed, particularly with sponsored posts, people changing their blogs from fun side hobbies into full time jobs, etc. I’d love to know how that has affected what you write about, how you engage with readers via social media platforms and in comments, etc.

    Ya know, just in case you have some free time 😉

    • Caitlin April 22, 2014, 3:56 pm

      Hi Danielle! This is an interesting question… I will save it for a post Q&A soon!

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork April 22, 2014, 12:29 pm

    I’m so overwhelmed with the outpouring of love from around the country (and world) for Boston. I know we’re not always the easiest to get along with and can come off as cold, but I think the past year has proven that we stick together through thick and thin. It was such an amazing race and I took to the pavement later in the day to sweat for myself, for those who couldn’t, and most importantly, for Boston. 🙂

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