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Here’s to hoping we have a fabulous weather weekend!  It always seems to rain on the weekends that I really, really want to be outside…


I’m doing a local Girls on the Run 5K race tomorrow!  I’m so excited because I haven’t experienced a GOTR 5K since I was a coach myself.  This time around, I’m not running with a team of girls but with Henry.  Yay!  He’s been so into the idea of racing lately that I jumped at the opportunity to get him on the road to really do a 5K.  I can’t wait to pin the number on his shirt – he will freak out.


Craziness – I just realized that I have a girl and one day, she’ll do GOTR races, too!  WHOA.


Some GOTR fun:


How YOU Can Get Involved with GOTR

GOTR Tips and Tricks <—Been pinned over 1000 times – crazy!

End of Season GOTR Gift Idea

Another End of Season GOTR Gift Idea

What GOTR Gave to Me


Since it’s a 5K, and obviously my toddler can’t run 3.1 miles – although I wouldn’t be surprised if he runs the majority of it – we are going to take the jogging stroller, too.  I just hope I can convince him to get into it when he’s super tired!  (Speaking of jogging strollers, here’s a post comparing the two different ones we own – I have come down so hard on the ‘I prefer the Tre over the BOB’ side!).


Something fun I ate this week – bowls and bowls of veggie fried rice.


This was easy to make and tamed all my Chinese food cravings…


In a pan, fry chopped sweet onion and carrot slices in coconut oil.

Once tender, add frozen peas and cook for another minute, until thawed.

Add cooked brown rice and stir.

Crack an egg over the rice and veggies and stir.  Cook until egg is set.

Add cast iron tofu, salt, and a touch more coconut oil.  Add tamari or soy sauce if desired.


And I’ll leave you with another poopy story.  We have a balcony on our second floor landing, and when I change poopy diapers in the morning, I normally roll them up very tight and drop them over the edge so they are downstairs near the garage door.  That way, I am not juggling the diaper while trying to carry a kid down the stairs – know what I mean? Anyway, in three years, I’ve never had a problem with it… Today, I dropped the diaper over the edge, it hit the ground, and EXPLODED with poop everywhere.  Hah.  I swear, between two kids, two dogs, and a cat, I feel like I am always wiping up, picking up, and scooping poop.


Hope your weekend isn’t shitty!



  • Kath May 1, 2015, 8:26 am

    Omg exploding poop!!

  • Lisa May 1, 2015, 8:42 am

    You are so funny! I laughed out loud at your closing sentence! Have a great weekend!

  • Danielle @ Little Mama Big Life May 1, 2015, 8:51 am

    OMG on the poopy diaper explosion!! I am so with you on feeling like I’m always dealing with poop! Two in diapers and a dog here too so it seems like its never ending! Have a great weekend!

  • Erin Hack May 1, 2015, 8:53 am

    OMG, your closing sentence just made me spit my coffee out! Thanks for starting my Friday with a good laugh, and have a great weekend. 🙂

  • Julie May 1, 2015, 9:09 am

    OMG you give diaper bomb a whole new meaning! 😛
    Good luck w/ your 5K tomorrow! Have fun!

    • Jenn May 1, 2015, 10:24 am

      I hear you on the poop! I refer to Wednesday as “Poop Day” since Thursday is trash day. On Wednesdays I make sure to scoop the litter boxes (two cats) and pick up the backyard (two dogs). If the toddler has a poopy diaper that day, it’s a trifecta!

  • Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl May 1, 2015, 9:26 am

    I’m volunteering at my first GOTR race next month, and I’m so excited to get involved! Hope you have a blast.

  • Kris May 1, 2015, 10:01 am

    We had fried rice for dinner two nights this week, very similar to yours except for the addition of asparagus. I wanted to change it up a little the second night, plus add an extra boost of veggies so I added shredded brussels sprouts. Delish!

  • Holly S May 1, 2015, 10:36 am

    Giiiiiiirl why are you throwing poop around your house?! You had to know it would explode some day! The clean freak in me is dying a little bit!!

  • Jenn May 1, 2015, 10:47 am

    Serious question. The times when the poopy diaper doesn’t explode, it just sits downstairs on the floor until you get around to bringing into the garage trash? I’m very confused.

    • Caitlin May 1, 2015, 11:24 am

      Haha well I started to do this because I carry out the poop diapers to the trash (so it’s not like, sitting in a diaper pail for days ewww). But I always have my hands full as I walk downstairs (usually a kid or two) and carrying a diaper while juggling other things is a recipe for a disaster. So I drop it over the edge and pick it up when we go downstairs. USUALLY this works just fine. Today… I learned my lesson. Hah.

  • Ash Diamond May 1, 2015, 10:49 am

    Oh sweet baby Jesus that just made me cry laughing at my desk. I can’t even…you know you’re a mom when..

  • Jen A. May 1, 2015, 11:14 am

    Wait, you throw poop diapers off the balcony inside your house? I don’t even consider myself a total clean freak, but for me, the sooner they are contained in the diaper pail, the better. No need to risk spreading that stuff around. Eeeeeeek!

    • Caitlin May 1, 2015, 11:23 am

      Haha well now I may change my tactic…

  • Heather@hungryforbalance May 1, 2015, 11:31 am

    HAHAHAHAHA! That is the best exploding poop story I have heard today!
    Have fun with GOTR!

  • Amanda May 1, 2015, 3:00 pm

    Hahhaha I only have a puppy and I feel like my life has become POOP

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul May 1, 2015, 7:03 pm

    I love fried rice!! Now I’m craving some!

  • Sara Scott May 1, 2015, 10:49 pm

    I actually got into coaching GOTR last season because I heard about it here! The program aligns with my values so much and it was an amazing experience so thank you for sharing! Hope your weekend gets less shitty from here 😉

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