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I truly, truly need to spend more time in the pool.

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I’m 27 weeks pregnant today and definitely slowing down.  I can feel every single oomph of my weight gain when I try to do any impact exercise.  Being buoyant in the pool feels niceeeee.  And, as always, I love that whole-body-workout feeling.  From the tips of my fingers to the bottom of my feet – I can feel the burn!

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Always so proud to rock my Half Ironman swim cap – I hope it never rips.  It’s probably the only one that I’ll ever receive, after all!  Hah. 


I did a grand total of 800 yards – I hope to get back up to 1000 soon but wanted to take it easy since I haven’t been in the pool in weeks.  Afterwards, the whole family went swimming!  Henry had fun.  I wish I had taken him to the pool more this year… It closes next weekend.  Very sad.  

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The rest of our Sunday was spent assembling this sweet new Thomas the Tank Engine track.  It’s pretty glorious.

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And eating great food, such as:


Super spinach-y eggs.


Grilled cheese with tomatoes:


Sea salt and chocolate covered almonds:


Homemade sunflower butter rice krispy treats with vanilla Greek yogurt (HOLY HELL!!!):


And black bean stir fry:


Among other delicious things.


Thought of the Day:


Have a wonderful Monday!!



  • Maryea {happy healthy mama} September 1, 2014, 7:23 am

    Hahaha that picture at the end!! I recently discovered how true that really is. I hope you get some rest and relaxation in on this Labor Day. 🙂

  • Elaine September 1, 2014, 8:12 am

    Love the picture at the end! Happy Labor Day!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs September 1, 2014, 8:36 am

    Love that thought of the day — so true 🙂

  • Ellen September 1, 2014, 5:21 pm

    Just a tip from a fellow GF eater – buy Udi’s at Costco! The loaves are huge (each slice is about 50% larger) so it’s much better for sandwiches, there are more slices per loaf, and it’s only $6.79. I just discovered this myself and it’s a life changer. 🙂

  • Catherine September 1, 2014, 6:34 pm

    So cool to see your ironman swim cap. I am a long time (albeit silent) reader and admire your triathlon races. I recently moved to Austin, TX and stumbled on the Trirock Triathlon held this morning. So inspiring. I can see how you get addicted to it. Made me ponder for a minute trying to do one, but sadly I don’t really know how to swim and am afraid of the bike. But power to you! Check out my post for some cool pictures. Big open water swim. I get now why they scare you!


    • Caitlin September 2, 2014, 6:33 am

      I couldn’t swim before and was afraid of the bike as well 🙂 Maybe one day you will do it 🙂 Thanks for reading!!

  • Keri September 1, 2014, 7:27 pm

    Just curious how you make your spinachy eggs? Do you use fresh or frozen spinach, and if you use frozen, how do you deal with the extra moisture? Mine always wind up with so much extra water & then the eggs look and taste funny. Thanks!

    • Caitlin September 2, 2014, 6:33 am

      I do use frozen spinach but mine from TJ’s has almost no extra water in it. Have you tried straight freezing a bag of baby raw spinach? That works really well too and there’s no water.

      • Keri September 2, 2014, 2:02 pm

        Thanks! Will try that or pick some tj’s up next time!

  • Kelsey September 1, 2014, 9:30 pm

    What is in that black bean stir fry? Looks yummy!

    • Caitlin September 2, 2014, 6:32 am

      Rice, beans, a copious amount of Earth Balance, aparagus, and carrots 🙂

  • LInda @ Fit Fed and Happy September 11, 2014, 6:06 pm

    I can’t swim for the life of me and yet I want to do triathlons!

  • Sam September 27, 2014, 10:34 pm

    That train track set is awesome! Can I ask which one it is?

    • Caitlin September 29, 2014, 10:09 am

      It’s a bunch of different thomas ones! I have a post going up about it this week 🙂

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