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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yoga or baking?

Yoga or baking.  I think you know which one won this morning.

I used to to exercise e.v.e.r.y. single day of the week.

Now I have realized that there are so many benefits to taking a rest day each week.  Rest days are especially important now that I am trying to get my knee better in time to start training for Boston.  At least that is what I keep telling myself to make me feel better about waking up at eleven and laying on the couch as long as I can before I throw on a skirt for church.

Besides just baking today I have managed to PREP all of my lunches and breakfasts for the week, crack one of my favorite bowls, bonk my head hard on a cabinet and I don't even know how this happened.....


I like to tell myself that my mind is just so busy thinking about really important things and equations and stuff that I kind of do a few stupid things every now and then because I am so preoccupied with genius type things.

Lunch was a spinach salad and a sandwich.  The sandwich is filled with mozzarella cheese and a caramelized pear.  Sounds weird but I am pretty sure it was the best sandwich I have ever made.


I just received the best thing I have ever gotten in the mail. (Technically it came yesterday but we are too lazy to walk all the way to the mailbox everyday)

I may have peed a little.


Coming in second.


Life is good.

Don't forget to send in a picture of your favorite SNACK!! I will be posting them on Wednesday:)  Don't be shy I won't bite.

What day is your rest day from working out?? Do you take a rest day?


At November 14, 2010 at 2:52 PM , Blogger run4may said...

Congrats on getting accepted into Boston

At November 14, 2010 at 2:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay for official mail acceptance! I shall see you there girl, hizzah :)

i like to tell myself that my brain is full of very important stuff and that's why i'm forgetful of other things too hahah!

At November 14, 2010 at 3:32 PM , Blogger Happy said...

What about exercising the brain??? I am right now reading Scientific Articles to plan my Breast Cancer Research. I have no clue how I ran into your blog, but I have some things to contest. I do believe it is important to do physical activity and eat healthy, in fact I will take a walk-yoga break soon, but it is also important to exercise your amazing AND productive mind, get out and play, dance, paint... And no, exercising every day is NOT necessary, there are other ways to get physical activity without going to the gym, while not compromising enriching experiences. In fact, exercising too much might permanently damage your body for years to you really think your knee will EVER fully recover? The answer is NO, but you can start to make healthier choices so that no further damage is done! I used to be a runner and after hurting my hip and being on crutches for 6 months I realized how much harm I was doing to my body. I am leaner, happier, and healthier person now that I am not obsessed with exercising but other important things (like curing cancer!). I REALLY don't mean to be harsh, I just want to give you the advice I wish I'd gotten in your situation. I certainly wish I had know better earlier. BEST OF LUCK :)

At November 14, 2010 at 3:51 PM , Blogger TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

rest days are my favorite days of the week! Congrats on Boston!

And how do you find the time to cook all of these delicious looking things? We are lucky if I cook at all!

At November 14, 2010 at 4:10 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

seriously your food pictures make me hungry everytime i see them!

At November 14, 2010 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Billy said...

It sounds like 'happy' missed the entire point of this posting - and blog for that matter. She must not have read any 'scientific articles' about the crossover effect in active recovery. Judging by how well your knee is recovering I'd say you're doing everything right. You are an inspiration and wealth of knowledge to runners all over who for one reason or another cannot currently run but would like to stay in elite-athlete shape!

At November 14, 2010 at 5:38 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

Oh I love pear and cheese together. SO GOOD, not Weird! I make pear and provolone brown rice quesidillas.
I usually do recovery yoga on my off days. It makes me feel so good and stretched and its only 30 minutes long, woohoo!
Congrats on Boston, get that knee better first and then you will KILL it.
We should have a meet up so we can trade arms/legs. hehe.

At November 14, 2010 at 5:59 PM , Blogger Anitra said...

Im a huge fan! This might sound weird, but I want to see a pic of your prepped meals for the week to see how you plan and what you are eating. My rest days are always Sunday....and love every minute of it. Although, yoga sounds good. I never would've thought to mix cheese and fruit like that..very creative. You are a total motivation to me to want to eat healthy and run my first marathon!!! Keep up the great blog....and I believe if you WILL fully recover!!!!!

At November 14, 2010 at 6:08 PM , Blogger LindsLovesMiles said...

Hi Janae--

Just wondering what training plan (if any) you followed in training for your first full?

At November 14, 2010 at 6:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We would honestly be best friends in real life. Do you know how many times I hit my head/trip on things?

At November 14, 2010 at 6:21 PM , Blogger MW said...

Congrats on getting your acceptance letter to Boston! That is sooooo cool!

At November 14, 2010 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Natalie said...

i used to never take rest days, but now i've realized (after some overtraining injuries) how necessary they are, so i force myself to do it once a week.

so jealous of Boston--so exciting! You have to check out my Boston post for some yummy places to eat when you're there! (

At November 14, 2010 at 6:44 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Wowzer! Note to self-Do not read other people's comments if you don't want to be fired up for the rest of the night.

First of all, Billy you are a stud for sticking up for your wife even if you do eat macaroni on baked potatoes which is just plain nasty and disgusting.

Second, a couple of quick thoughts here before I actually comment on the post at hand. The reason I blog and read blogs is to be inspired, motivated, and to both offer and receive encouragement. I don't seek out blogs looking to criticize or condemn others when they are NOT asking for it.

Can one not exercise their brain and exercise their brain? Where does it EVER say in this blog that Janae exercises her body but does NOT exercise her brain. In fact, my brain is MOST productive when I'm actually exercising my body!!

OK-I could write a book and better stop.

Pears on a sandwich is not enticing for me. Am I encouraging your culinary creativity-probably not! Hypocrite.... Super Congrats on the Boston Confirmation. I anticipate a fantastic race for you! And yes, I always take a rest day, usually Wednesdays. Great Blog:)

At November 14, 2010 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Yeah typo. Can one not exercise their BODY and exercise their brain!

At November 14, 2010 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Keri said...

Yay!! Congrats, its official! Look at you with the productive Sunday...

At November 14, 2010 at 7:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - that pear and mozzarella looks and sounds delicious. Sometimes the simplest things really are the best. :)

And nice job with prepping food for the entire week. The upfront investment really helps you stick with healthy habits. I try to meal plan and pack as much as I can.

At November 14, 2010 at 7:25 PM , Blogger Jill said...

LOVE Women's Health - I need to get a subscription again. Woohoo, you're officially in Boston, that little piece of paper feels so awesome in the hand!! Interesting sandwich...I need to revamp my boring lunch - this sounds great!!

At November 14, 2010 at 8:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your pictures are so pretty! Also, Women's Health is totally my favorite magazine too. Although Real Simple comes in at a close second. I love good mail.

At November 14, 2010 at 11:08 PM , Blogger Ashton + Brian said...

Ohhh "Hungry." Thanks for leaving the post... little did she know about craft day and how much it stimulated our minds. just a reminder that our old craft days were intellectually enriching.

Your sandwich reminds me of one i used to be OBSESSED WITH!!! The only place I had had it was at the Chicago airport...i use to try to make my connecting flights through there if i had a choice for it. It was a mozzerella, sundried tomato, and GREEN APPLE panini!! SOO good. The apples were sliced super thin so it just gave a little crunch.

I'm drooling.

At November 15, 2010 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Teamarcia said...

I need to get out of the box so to speak on sandwich making. That looks good!
Congrats! That Boston postcard is a WONDERFUL piece of mail!


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