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Friday, February 18, 2011


I conquered my fears and ran with an elite athlete and had the best time of my life doing it.

Meet my hero.......Alex and Billy are really close:) and I am okay with it.


I told you some of Alex's times in the last post for the marathon and mile but come to find out today he SPECIALIAZES in ultra's (50-miler and the 100-miler).  Basically, he wins them and he will be running professionally/full time within the next few years.  That would be the life..... Okay, I guess I will go to work a.k.a. running in the most gorgeous races around the world, train all day everyday, get paid to do it and have tons of free gear sent to me.  I think I could get used to that.

Billy dropped us off exactly 15 miles from home.  Thanks Billy for waking up at the crack of dawn to help me reach my dreams:)

I thought I loved the treadmill......I forgot how much I LOVE running outside.  For the first 5 miles we ran off of the light the moon reflected on the snow, no cars and no lights.  When you come hang out with me in Utah and after we go get ice cream I will take you up this canyon, it is a little piece of heaven.

One of the waterfalls along the canyon (picture during the summer).


We then encountered some ice, I fell.  When do I not fall? I always sacrifice my arms when I fall because you can still run with a broken arm.  No leg pains but my right arm is hurting a little was worth it!

We finished 15 miles with a 7:08 pace (sorry Alex, I know you wanted to do a 5:08 pace so thanks for slowing down for me:).  We talked the entire time and it felt like it was a comfortable pace which made me super happy because my goal pace for Boston is 6:52 and I know when race time comes I WILL be able to push myself to that pace.


I came home and jumped on the treadmill to finish up. I did the last 11.2 miles of the Boston course.  I really wanted to do this because I wanted to try the hills portion of the course on tired legs.  I watched the Biggest Looser, ate skittles and slowed down my pace.  In talking with Alex I learned about the importance of long runs being to be on your legs for a while and build up an aerobic base so it was fun to slow it down a little.

26.2 miles in 3:18.

I immediately filled up the bathtub with snow for an ice bath (15 minutes), drank 14 cups of chocolate milk with glutamine and foam rolled like you couldn't believe.  I do not like being sore and will do anything to prevent it.

The rest of the day will be spent on the couch contemplating shaving my legs, plucking my eyebrows and putting on make-up followed by going to the best salad bar in the world with Megan.  I will be double fisting the breadsticks and I might just have to say it is my birthday (6 days ago) to get a free dessert.

P.S. I LOVED my new Under Armour gear.  When we started it was 20 degrees and I never got cold.  This is coming from the girl that drinks 8 glasses (literally) of hot chocolate a day to keep warm, wuss face is my middle name.

P.P.S. Something I learned from Alex was the importance of keeping a running journal and to record every single detail.  This helps mentally when you can look back at your training and realize how much you've done and how ready you are!  When you are neck and neck with someone else and they start sprinting you KNOW that you can too because you have it recorded in your book that you have done everything in your power to train and push yourself.  I know AMANDA keeps an amazing running journal.

WISH MY DADIO, aka the most amazing man in the world a happy birthday (yesterday):)  LOVE YOU DAD!!!! Thank you for dealing with my weirdness, working so hard EVERYDAY and being such a good example to me!!



Do you get cold easily?

-Um, yes.  I think it is part hereditary because all the girls in my family are constantly cold.  But maybe we are just using that as an excuse to buy pretty coats, take long hot baths and have an IV of hot chocolate connected to us at all times.

Do you keep a life/running/exercise journal?

-Starting today baby, I am going to Target to pick out a cute one!

What are your Friday night plans?

-3 words for you: Skittles, Billy and TV.

Have you ever broken any bones?

-I was racing my brother (he had a car and I had roller blades).  My stupid competitive side came out and I got going way too fast, snapped my arm into two.


At February 18, 2011 at 12:38 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I love that the Skittles are listed first. :) I'm so dang impressed with your run.

At February 18, 2011 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Divas said...

Congrats on the running accomplishment!

I get cold easily. I blame it on my size 34As. =P

Tonight I want to relax, eat some pasta, and watch TV. Maybe fall asleep around 8 or 9. (I get up b/t 4 and 4:30 during the week for work is why.)

No broken bones. KNOCK ON WOOD.

At February 18, 2011 at 12:45 PM , Blogger ShortSkirts said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your dad!

I keep a log of all the workouts i do on my google calendar, that way i can see what i've done at a glance, and take notes if i feel like it in the description fields.

Tonight is a 4 mile run after work, then The Decemberists concerts, then probably going to bed and not out because I have a morning gym date!

I broke my leg in 5th grade from falling off a swing. The S loop which connects the seat to the chain wasn't closed all the way, so when i got all the way up to the top, and the chain grabbed to yank me back down, it just disconnected from the seat and I fell. I had a full plaster cast for 3 weeks and a walking one for 3 more weeks after it was awful.

At February 18, 2011 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

I am ALWAYS cold. I have about ten million blankets draped over couches and chairs in my house.

I don't keep a running journal, but I document all of my runs on daily mile. I think I'd slack on a journal, but I love technology!

Tonight Mike and I are picking up a bonus dog we're babysitting for the next week. Then it's pizza and a movie. The perfect evening.

I broke my jaw when I was three. I feel off a razor type scooter with my mom and she fell on top of me and I hit the concrete...

Way to go on your run today! Super inspiring to hear about your training and really makes me want to have an awesome long run this weekend!

At February 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Emz said...


you. killed. it.

My favorite line in your post:

"I know when race time comes I WILL be able to push myself to that pace."


At February 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Lindsey said...

I have been excited to read this post all day! Walking to campus today I was thinking how I couldn't wait to get home to see how your run went :) I get intimidated when I first run with someone so I know it can feel kind of scary at first. But it's always worth it. Nice work!

At February 18, 2011 at 12:47 PM , Blogger Big Daddy Diesel said...

26.2 for just training, you are a rockstar!!

And i love the pic of you digging into the skittles on the dreadmill

At February 18, 2011 at 12:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are incredible.. i didnt even know it was physical possible to run like that.. esp ALEX WHAT THE RUNNER? that is so freaking crazy/impressive/amazing/ i dont know how to describe it! Fri night plans.... WATCHING SKINSSSS -the british version DUH

At February 18, 2011 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

Amazing job! I'm Soooooooo proud of you!!!! You will own 6:52 pace at Boston!!!!! :-)

At February 18, 2011 at 12:48 PM , Blogger winstead family said...

At February 18, 2011 at 12:48 PM , Anonymous Shannon said...

I started reading your blog a few weeks ago and LOVE it!! You are always super positive and so dedicated; you are an inspiration! You're going to destroy Boston!

At February 18, 2011 at 12:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yayyy, sounds like an awesome run! I always appreciate running outside after being stuck inside on the treadmill.
I have a Runner's World training journal, it has fun monthly stories and weekly quotes.
I am always cold, and I hate being cold, so I layer up when I go outside and sleep with 10 blankets. I also spend tons of time in my hot tub when I am home on break.
Happy Birthday to your dad!

At February 18, 2011 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Meghan said...

So glad to hear you had a great run! Watch out, Boston! I get cold a lot but always heat up quickly when I's weird. My big Friday plans are relaxing (day off) and a late birthday dinner with the family!

At February 18, 2011 at 12:55 PM , Anonymous Corey @ the runner's cookie said...

That is SO cool to be able to run with such an amazing elite runner!! Your description of your run sounds so beautiful and fun! You will be SO ready to hit that 6:52 pace! :)
I don't keep a detailed exercise journal, but it seems like a great idea to gather really useful info about training and injury/fatigue. If you can look back and see what you did, I'm sure it's easier to figure what you should/shouldn't do next time. Great post!!

At February 18, 2011 at 12:57 PM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

Girl you are so AMAZING!! You could TOTALLY be a professional runner!! And Holy Moly Alex sounds like a running god!!

I keep a training journal, and always have! It is SO COOL looking back at my first entries, and how I couldn't run to the end of my road and back without collapsing! :P


Have a great Friday night gorgeous!!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Emily said...

you are really amazing. i love reading your blog because you are constantly kicking a**, both as a running machine and a candy queen!! sounds like such a great run and now all i want to do is run run run!!
i don't keep a running journal, although when i was training for boston last year i had a calendar that i wrote my training plan in one color and what i actually did in another color - so i could organize which days were which work outs and make sure i was keeping on track. i think writing in a journal would be even better b/c you can write about how you feel after a workout and tips/thoughts so you can go back and remember them later!

i am always cold!! i am living in the wrong state!

i have plans with my bf and some friends but i'm going to be home early so i can rest up for a run in the morning. and by rest up i mean catch up on my fave tv shows and eat lots of candy :)

At February 18, 2011 at 1:03 PM , Blogger WannabeRunner said...

Way to go little lady!! Love the picture of you digging into the Skittles. :)

At February 18, 2011 at 1:07 PM , Blogger Julie said...

I suck at I just keep a blog :-)

tonigh, my in-laws are taking a bunch of us out to The Ram for my pre-birthday dinner. I see a hamburger topped with a fried egg in my near future :D

I broke my pinky toe once trying to get into some undies. It was HILARIOUS!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:11 PM , Blogger Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I like cocoa, too, sometimes with peanut butter mixed in.

26.2 miles in 3:18 in training? Wow!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:11 PM , Blogger Caroline said...

yes on the journal..I keep track of the miles and everything online though at the daily mile, I love it.

I am always cold. people always say my blood has to be blue. I am cold in the summer here in Cali...I drink hot herbal tea all year long.

I broke 7 bones. I kept all the stinky casts for a long time with all the stuff my friends wrote on them!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It amazes me how casually you talk about running a marathon in 3:18...and allude to the fact you might not even be sore afterwards! You are a superstar!

I kept a journal journal for a long time. I haven't in awhile, but enjoyed it when I did. I've been thinking about a running journal to. But mostly because I'm a total geek and feel like I might be able to correlate my performance to things like hydration, sleep, nutrition etc. if I had all the data sitting in front of me.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:12 PM , Anonymous STEPH said...

You Are Awesome !!!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:12 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I am ALWAYS cold!
I am religious about logging all my workouts to a T. I use the runner's world log so I can do it anywhere, including from my iphone. I also keep an excel spreadsheet for each training cycle- I am a nerd, I love Excel!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:13 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

Your run sounds ahh-mazing. I love running outside and your scenery would be a much appreciated site after running the same route recently.

I sort of keep a running journal. I have a spreadsheet where I track distance, time, pace and notes. My notes are mostly what shoes I wore or if I was sick or if it was a race. I like it because it lets me see how my pace has improved.

Tonight is the big night - dinner in and grocery shopping. I am so not cool.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:13 PM , Anonymous The Hot and Fit said...

You are an absolute star. I am so amazed. And I am so jealous, too. You rock.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I love how you're like, "Hey, it's Friday, I think I'll go run a marathon for fun." Crazy, but in a good, motivational way.

I have a kept a journal since I was 7- for 20 years. They're cheesy but the cheapest therapy ever. I plan on either having mine buried with me or having a bon fire when I know I'm about to kick the bucket.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:16 PM , Blogger Katy said...

Girl, you are too cool for school. If you become famous, you should come train me in Florida. I will pay you in Swedish Fish and cupcakes. We can run all day, and go for ice cream afterwards. :)

At February 18, 2011 at 1:19 PM , Anonymous Carin said...

an exercise journal is a really good idea...and man i wish i had your speed. it's amazing how quick i lost my speed after i burned out on running. hopefully i'll have it back soon.

xoxo happy weekend.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Anonymous Bess@Bess Be Fit said...

Happy Birthday to your daddyyy!!!

I am just temperature intolerant in general. Just ask mike...I'm either hot or cold and its just an inconvenience. haha oops! can't help.

You are my idol.

As for broken bones, this list could be very long. I've broken both wrists (one on the monkey bars, one in soccer)...then I've broken pretty much all my toes (soccer) and I have sprained my ankles so many times that it got to the point I was just pulling shreds of bone away with the ligament. Pretty sweet huh?

Did I mention you are my idol? You are and you're GORGEOUS on top of it.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:24 PM , Anonymous Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Haven't commented in awhile so thought I'd send a quick note to check in and say hello!

Sounds like an epic morning you had there. I wish I had waterfalls like that to run by every day.

Plans for tonight include a run in about an hour, followed by pizza and a long night hike with our adventure racing team... It's 65 degrees in Philly today!!

And broken bones? Let's see... fingers, elbow, and foot/ankle in six places. I'm a bit of a klutz.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Becky said...

holy cow...super impressed. That canyon is beautiful and you blazed through it. I can't even imagine running at the pace you do! Way to rock it.

I can't wait to see your sub-3 Boston marathon results.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Blogger PBandJ Runner said...

I get cold even on eighty degree days. I was the only lifeguard at my pool to actually wear a sweatshirt when it was sunny out.. yay low body fat for increased performance, boo low body fat during East coast winters.
Journal: I started keeping one when I began training for my first marathon, and it is so helpful. Whenever I have a pain or little twinge, I can look back and see if the same thing happened x amount of days ago when I did x exercise.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Anonymous chelsey @ clean eating chelsey said...

You are a rock star. I wish I was as good as you, for real. You're so determined! Have a great weekend with your husband!! xoxox!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on such an awesome run!! The scenery sounds beautiful!! I've had such a crazy week I've missed reading your blog. Can't wait to play catch up! :)

At February 18, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Your amazing!! Thanks for all the awsome tips!!
Yes, I do keep a journal!! I got one thing right, I also Am always cold these days!! I think that will be you soon with a job as a runner and getting lots of cool running gear free!!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Kassie said...

Awesome Run Girl!! You are going to be so ready!!
I am always FREEZING!! My husband thinks I'm crazy.
I use to be anal about keeping up with my runs... not so much anymore. But you totally should with your goals and your awesomeness. :)

At February 18, 2011 at 1:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm speechless! Amazing, totally amazing!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:32 PM , Blogger athletic chick said...

You're awesome!! How in the world do you log soooo many miles and not get injured? I'm still rehabbing injuries from my 1/2 IM back in Nov.!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:36 PM , Blogger LindseyAnn said...

This might sound strange, but I have 3 different journal/logs that I use (not including my blog). It really does help! :) You can look back to when you hit certain benchmarks, how you handled different situations, all of those kinds of things.
Glad to hear your run went well--I hope your arm is OK!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:38 PM , Blogger Deanna@MilesToRun said...

What a great run! I love that you pass along the tips you get...thank you for that.

My blog is about the extent of my running journal. I do keep a "joy" journal though. I blogged about it a while back here:

Friday night plans? Long overdue date with John Deere!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:38 PM , Anonymous Jamie said...

You are my hero. I just can't wait to see what you can do at Boston. Awesome run!

I've kept a running journal since I started racing about 5 years ago. It is really cool to look back and see how far I've come.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Colleen said...

Congrats on a great run! :) I enjoy running with people faster than me... kind of gives me some umph!

I keep an online journal (in excel) of all of my workouts. I add notes to the boxes about things I want to remember. I look at it a lot! :)

At February 18, 2011 at 1:39 PM , Anonymous Michelle (The Runner's Plate) said...

If I had to stay inside in order to run, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't run at all (or not nearly as much). The high of running outside is WAY better than the little "high" I get running inside. It is truly why I love running so much!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:43 PM , Anonymous Alyssa @ Life of bLyss said...

oh my goodness gracious. If I could run by waterfalls I'd run outside every day! ;)

My exercise journal is just a page on my blog. and I'm tellin' ya, it really helps keep me accountable for my workouts!


and I'm also a chocolate milk-drinkin', foam rollin' champ. hoooorah! ;)

At February 18, 2011 at 1:43 PM , Blogger Sara said...

I journal EVERYTHING! I have a running journal, daily journal, food journal, prayer journal, workout that enough examples? Have a great weekend! ;)

At February 18, 2011 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Diesel said...

What an amazing run! I'm totally impressed by it! Its always fun to run with new people- though my favorite person by far to run with is the boy :)

At February 18, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get cold as easily as my mom and sister do but my fingers definitely get cold and stay cold for the longest time!

Tonight my dad and I are going out to eat. We go to a new restaurant every month and tonight we're trying a tapas place that I have a livingsocial coupon to.

I think I once broke my toe by running my foot into my cousin's heel. Yeah, I'm clutzy like that.

Congrats on such a great run! Your times are incredible!

At February 18, 2011 at 1:50 PM , Anonymous rachelle said...

You are my hero!!! like seriously your simply amazing. Great job on the run I am proud of you. You are only going to continue to get better and better.

At February 18, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing Run! yay! That waterfall looks so beautiful, wish that was on my local runs. Happy bday to your dad too! I do keep an exercise journal and I've broken my elbow, wrist and tore my ACL and meniscus in my left knee. Coordination is my middle name :) ha! Have a great Friday

At February 18, 2011 at 2:04 PM , Blogger Rose said...

I don't know how you ice bath. I HATE HATE HATE the cold (There's a reason I live in Sourthern California), and I lasted about the length of a successful bull ride. HAR HAR HAR.

At February 18, 2011 at 2:05 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I do get cold easily! It's 50 degrees out, yet I am at my desk with my space heater on.

Tonight I will make dinner, do a couple loads of laundry, lay out my running clothes for tomorrow (because I am that person that must have everything in place and ready to go) and relax with the son and husband.

I have never broken a bone!

And I log every single detail of my training. even if it's 5 push ups, it's written down!

At February 18, 2011 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Amanda@runninghood said...

You're too good to me Janae. Thanks for the plug. I always get the best visitors to my blog when you put a plug in for me. Thank you. Now I better get to writing a better post other than my complaining session about how people view Stay at home moms. I better hurry since all your readers have already probably gone to my page and seen that it is all about motherhood and they've given up on me. :)

I love reading your posts.. yOU always inspired me to believe in doing great things. Thank you. I needed this post today. I've been really feeling discouraged the past few days and wondering what the heck I'm doing.

Happy Birthday to your sweet dad. I can only imagine how extraordinary he and your mom must be to have raised a daughter like you! seriously.
xo Love ya!

At February 18, 2011 at 2:12 PM , Blogger A Big Little Life said...

What a fun experience to run with someone who runs ULTRA marathons. Crazy stuff! You will own the Boston Marathon.

At February 18, 2011 at 2:13 PM , Blogger BeePieRuns said...

You are my hero for eating skittles while you run... and for running a marathon for training! Awesome!
I'm not cold these days since I've got a little bun in the oven, but normally I am cold-blooded and drink lots of hot chocolate too, but that might be more for the marshmallows than actually warming me up ;)
Check out my post today - I learned how to paint pictures of pears and I thought of you!!

At February 18, 2011 at 2:14 PM , Blogger Cheryl said...

good lord girl you are a MACHINE!!!! true inspiration right there...I managed 13 miles and watched the biggest loser and 2 oprahs, amazing how many commercials you can skip through!!!!

I LOVE the skittles on the treadmill.....

At February 18, 2011 at 2:18 PM , Blogger Chunky Monkey said...

Before you go by a journal check out You can keep a journal there and print it out if you ever need it. check out my slack arse:

You can log anything here, do challenges and get feedback.

At February 18, 2011 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Joanna said...

Wow! You're a running machine girl! Fueled by Skittles apparently! Get it girl!

Happy Birthday to your Daddio! May he have many more happy years!

At February 18, 2011 at 2:26 PM , Blogger A&C Koenig said...

You.are.amazing!! Sorry if you've attempted to read my blog. Something wacko happened and I lost everything. Trying to bring it back to life but work and life has been crazy busy. But the important thing is that I still stalk your blog everyday. ha ha!
I am cold 24/7. The little heater is always on in my office. Even in July!!
I use dailymile to track and journal about my running.
Hot date with the parents tonight at Texas Roadhous.

At February 18, 2011 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Missy said...

I don't keep a running journal persay, but I keep a running/exercise log, I'm not sure why but I like to have a training plan at all times lol It must be a mental thing.
My Friday night plans are birthday dinner at Monterreys with my bestest friends.
Never broke a bone ever! knock on wood lol

At February 18, 2011 at 2:34 PM , Blogger paige and jord said...

i am continually amazed by you.... SERIOUSLY. i started breathing heavy just reading your post! maybe i should get off my big bum off the couch (with a bag of cadburry mini eggs) and get to the gym. ;)

At February 18, 2011 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I am in awe of your speediness and training. I could never run a marathon in a day for training! I wish I could though. Sounds like you're having a great day! Happy Birthday to your dad!

At February 18, 2011 at 2:48 PM , Anonymous Allison @ Runs A Latte said...

Wow, your training is so inspirational! I am in awe of people who can run that kind of mileage that fast! Hell, for me, running 18 miles in 3 hours was an accomplishment! So cool that you got to run with an elite runner!!

At February 18, 2011 at 2:49 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Rockstar! 15 in 7:08 and then 11.2 for good measure-SO you! What a great opportunity to run with a superhuman!!

I am seriously getting giddy to sit by my computer with a bag of those skittles and track you running your 6:52 on April 18th!! I've also considered tracking people on my phone while running a treadmill marathon so I could at LEAST feel like part of the game!

I need to be better about journaling, especially my thoughts related to my runs. I keep a log but it's not specific enough.

I have a team dinner with my daughter Reese tonight and then off for the weekend with my other daughter for district hockey tournaments!

No broken bones other than the hip. Have a great time with Megan and a super awesome weekend:)

At February 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM , Anonymous Holly said...

4 words- YOU are the BOMB!
Girl, you AMAZE me!! I think you WILL get paid to run...SOON! I can't believe your times- it just blows me away!!! CONGRATS on your awesome run :)
I'm ALWAYS cold too- I always walk around the house like an eskimo! I swear, if you looked in, you would think we live in Alaska, not Florida! lol!
No real plans tonight- just hanging out with the fiance & catching up on shows :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your Dad!!!

At February 18, 2011 at 2:56 PM , Blogger ashe said...

janae...I couldn't sit still any longer. I had to do something else...I was dying waiting for your post, but...TOTALLY worth it! and YOU. ARE. CRAZY! 15 miles and another 11.2 on the treadmill...I would need skittles to get me through it. And there is no where near a 7:08 pace. My 8:34 miles yesterday were amazing. We'll see how 5 miles go tomorrow!

At February 18, 2011 at 3:02 PM , Blogger CaitlinR said...

I am so glad you liked running outside! Pittsburgh can be chilly sometimes, but it is all about wearing layers that can breathe (I wear a face mask too, lol) and I can honestly say after ten minutes of running, even in -10 degree weather, I am comfortable. You need to find yourself a sweet face mask and a headlamp for the dark, too! Good run today!!!

At February 18, 2011 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Jen said...

You are so amazing! What a great day. I'm glad you got to run with someone faster than you, I'm sure that won't happen very often. And I'm glad you stayed warm.
I record how I feel on my training calendar but would do better with a journal, I'm sure.
I don't get cold easily. It's that fat layer that keeps me warm. Now the heat, that really kills me.
No broken bones here either. In fact no one in my family has ever had a broken bone until this week when my little girl broke her pinky finger.
Have a great weekend! Love ya!

At February 18, 2011 at 3:22 PM , Blogger Three Girls and a Dad! said...

You are officially insane and awesome.

I love how you called him "the white Kenyan". Hilarious.

Enjoy your skittles and your evening. I can't wait to see what Boston brings!!!

At February 18, 2011 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

I have been deprived of the internets for over 24 hours. Now that I read your blog it seems like so long. lol. I loved the past three posts, so I am commenting on themn all at once.

Breakfast is the bomb. I swear I need it to live. It is my most important meal of the day for sure. But I definitely struggled with eating right my whole life.

I love the picture! Utah is so beautiful. I will definitely have to come visit someday...and run several miles behind you awesome speedy runners! :) It's so awesome that you conquered your fear and ran with such an incredible runner. But don't forget how incredible you are -Miss 26.2! :)

At February 18, 2011 at 3:32 PM , Blogger Kate said...

WOW! You rocked that run! That photo is breathtaking!!! What an amazing place to run. I have not tried the chocolate almond milk glutamine drink yet, but I will this weekend! :) I'll let you know how it goes. Do you have a 3-day weekend? I do, and I'm so excited!!

At February 18, 2011 at 3:41 PM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I should not continue to be amazed at your dedication and talent, but I am. Wow!!! Utah looks gorgeous year round--I have been to St. George for softball tournaments in college.

I JUST started a running journal inspired by Amanda too! So therapeutic!!

Don't you go falling anymore! I broke my nose at 12--my friend hit a line drive into my face. She was in my wedding-so we are good! :)

At February 18, 2011 at 3:45 PM , Blogger Jessica Joy Daly said...

Girl, you are freakin amazing. I am inspired by you!

Me + cold = extremely crabby Jess. I hate it, and I get so cold so fast. I almost ALWAYS carry a long sleeve with me

Friday night plans: Ice Cream, Snuggling, A movie, and my husband.

Yikes! Broken bones! Yes, my elbow. Tragic story really, but I will spare you the details! It had to do with a 9th grade crush, and trying to show off to win his approval.

At February 18, 2011 at 3:53 PM , Blogger Cynthia said...

You are AWESOME!!

I haven't tried skittles during a run but as soon as I get my treadmill setup I might just test that out ;)

At February 18, 2011 at 4:01 PM , Anonymous Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn said...

Omgggg babygirl I love you!! You are so super speedy, I cannot wait until we run our treadmill marathon together, it will be epic. Slash you beat my padre's Boston time, you should feel amazing about that because today I ran with him and he whooped my BUTT. He is so crazy fast, I will be aching tomorrow.

Slash yes I am always cold, my aunt says it is because everyone in our family has really low blood pressure, maybe that's why you do too!

And my friday night plans = making chocolate cake and babysitting:) Yezzer!

At February 18, 2011 at 4:02 PM , Anonymous North Is Straight Ahead said...

It's Friday?

Way to go on your cold outdoor run!

If I complain about the office being hot, everyone knows there's a major problem because I'm always freezing.

I keep a bit of a running log using the I just ran app on FB, but have thought about setting up something in excel so I can easily sort different fields and search items.

At February 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, you are such a freaking rockstar. you knew that already though. I'd love to run even a 5K that fast, lol!

No broken bones, but I've hurt things like my tailbone pretty darn bad. And i've had some bad spills running and have scars.

I am always cold. always. However when it comes to running, I am super sensitive to humidity and heat. I'd so much rather be cold. It's been in the 80s this week and my body is SO not acclimated back yet. Only a matter of time before it's 100 everyday :-(

At February 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Anonymous Marni Mires said...

Janae...I freaking love you (in a totally not weird way) and your blog (in a weird way)! You are so amazing, inspirational, and just plain cool....I don't know if you know but weird in MY webster's dictionary = amazing and cool. Thank you for all your make me want to be a better person and runner!!!!!!

At February 18, 2011 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

this is so awesome! I already knew you were fast and amazing, but this just confirms it. I love those mountiains and waterfall. Maybe we will be in UTAH sooner versus later!
Have a great night with the billster.

At February 18, 2011 at 4:20 PM , Blogger my little celebration said...

Girl you are KILLING it on your runs. It's quite inspiring. I can't wait to hear how Boston goes. I'll be cheering for you from my blog. By the way, when is Boston so I can make a mental note? Perhaps I'll eat skittles in your honor that day...

Friday night plans will probably include good eats, a movie and cuddling with John. My fave.

At February 18, 2011 at 4:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you eating skittles while running??

Yes I'm cold all the time!!

Tonight I'm taking my 7 yr old to his book club

I've never broken a bone only stress fractured 3

You're quite awesome Janae.. Really I mean that!

At February 18, 2011 at 4:44 PM , Blogger middleagedrunner said...

AK! You are amazing...
I keep a very non-detailed online running log...
I DO get cold easily.. Bummer...
I have broken my shoulder, tailbone 3 times, nose 4 times, and a tiny bone by my eye. I'm so tough!
I eat skittles before I run. Good fruit, right!

At February 18, 2011 at 5:11 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I love that picture of Alex feeling up Billy's boob. haha

I'm pretty sure I broke my ring toe once. It was several years ago, back when I still lived with my parents. I got up in the middle of the night to pee, and my parents for some reason had taken the extension leaf out of the dining room table and had it propped up against the wall in the hallway. I didn't turn the light on to walk to the bathroom and BAM! It was all purple and black and hurt like the dickens, but I never went to the doctor over it.

At February 18, 2011 at 5:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love your blog! You're so inspiring! I need to get out there and at least walk! Hopefully will be running by the end of summer!! Wow...Amazing!! Would love for you to follow my blog? Have a wonderful weekend!!

At February 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Victoria (The District Chocoholic) said...

My hero is you. Because after a really nasty day at work that started so early I couldn't even go to the gym before work, I was contemplating not working out. And then I was like "Janae did a marathon this morning. I can go swim 3k." So I did.

At February 18, 2011 at 5:20 PM , Blogger amanda said...

I was talking to my husband about a treadmill I had picked out and I said, "I like the way my friend's treadmill room is set up." Haha. So, I guess we are best friends now.

At February 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Krista said...

You are seriously amazing. I'm trying to get ready for a 10K in May, and you're off running marathons like it ain't no thang. You're my motivation!

At February 18, 2011 at 6:05 PM , Blogger Unprofessional said...


I broke my pinkie in a 5th grade basketball game-played the rest of the half and score 26 points like it was my job. Yeah, I pretty much dominated 5th grade basketball!


I'm jealous of all your time off, lady!

At February 18, 2011 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Caitlin said...

Congrats, that is amazing! You deserve what you have planned for the evening girl!

At February 18, 2011 at 6:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are SOOOOOOOO amazing! 3:18 and the last 11 miles on a T-Mill eating skittles? Amazing!!! Enjoy your time with Billy and relax!! :)

At February 18, 2011 at 6:15 PM , Blogger 5 Miles 2 Empty said...

I'm pretty much always cold.

Broken my eye socket bone. That hurt BAD. And I broke my big toe, knee cap and chipped my elbow. Wow, that is a lot of clumsiness.

NICE run today!

At February 18, 2011 at 6:21 PM , Blogger Colleen Pitmon said...

- Yes! I am constantly cold! I drink tea all day at work just for the purpose of having a mug to warm my hands on!

-Not really, I guess I consider my blog my journal for everything
What are your Friday night plans?

-Mine are about the same as yours! dinner with the hubby at home, watching the red wings, and catching up on blogs!

-Amazingly enough, NO! I have had a badly sprained ankle, but that is it! *knock on wood*

At February 18, 2011 at 6:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS In honor of your kick butt TRAINING RUN I just ate a bag of skittles that my boyfriend gave me for Valentines Day :)

At February 18, 2011 at 6:27 PM , Blogger Trying To Heal said...

You, are my absolute inspiration. i'm going to be using you tomorrow when i have to run 12 miles on the dreadmill...or can you come and run with me? i get so bored; i don't know how you do it!?

i totally keep a journal, but it guess it's more of a calender because i write everything on there!

and broken bones is my middle name: toes, feet, hands, wrist, nose...every 2.5 yrs since i was born. and you thought you were accident prone!

At February 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girrrrlll, YOU are awesome!! So inspiring! I had some crazy core skittles earlier :)
I HATE the cold and am ALWAYS!
Exercise Study write papers Exercise and Study some more are my plans : (

At February 18, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Ly* said...

OMG you comment on my blog! lol How awesome is that? I'm gonna be the one printing that out to show around how lucky I am d:

Anywaaaays, Brazil is amazing! I love coming here on vacation (I'm living in Argentina now, but I live there alone, all my family is here ): ). You should come, I bet you're gonna love the fact that there's never winter. I mean n.e.v.e.r. So you can imagine how much I hate cold. 70F is already waaay too cold lol.

Well, I have an application on my itouch that keeps track of my training (but only strength training). I started posting my miles on, but I'm lame. I might run in a month what you run in a day heh.

Friday night plans? Omg you're right, it's Friday! I swear I haven't noticed 'till now... so obviously, no plans for me. Chillin' with sista :)

And I've never had any broken bones.

ps. You're gorgeous-er! <3

At February 18, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Laura said...

I love the idea of a running journal!! I'm going to do that too... sounds like you've found a heck of a running buddy to teach you new tricks and keep you motivated for Boston! Loves it!!

At February 18, 2011 at 7:21 PM , Anonymous Pam said...

Happy belated birthday to your "daddy-o"!!

YOU'RE A ROCKSTAR GIRL!! I'm so proud of you that you ran outside. You're going to do so awesome in Boston!!

Yes, I get cold easily. That's why I live in S.California. I don't like being cold!! :(

I do record how many miles I run but, I don't specify how I feel...etc. But, I think it's a great idea for the ones that do.

Friday night plans- my hubby took our daughter to father/daughter dance tonite at our church. My boys and I are going to cuddle, watch a movie and eat popcorn and candy.

Broken bones- RT thumb, and LFT thumb...I know...retartded injuries!! Going down a hill on my baby bro's scooter and flipped over a rock and my rt thumb caught my fall...a week after I got the cast taken off I broke my left thumb running down a hill too fast. I was in the 8th grade. :)

Have a great evening w/your Billy!! xo :)

At February 18, 2011 at 8:20 PM , Anonymous Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds said...

Wow... your running stories are SUCH an inspiration! I had no idea you could run as a JOB. And I can't believe you are eating skittles while on the treadmill... haha.

I want to be just like YOU when I grow up... even though I'm older :) Ssshhhh....

At February 18, 2011 at 8:34 PM , Blogger MuncherCruncher said...

I had SO much fun with you today I can't even tell you. I just love you to pieces girl. I know I tell you that all the time, but I mean it! Thanks for putting up with my craziness! You are amazing, and i'm SO proud of you for busting out a marathon today. You're freaking awesome! xoxoxo

At February 18, 2011 at 8:39 PM , Blogger XLMIC said...

You are going to do it in April, for sure! That sub-3 in Boston has JANAE written all over it :) What an incredible opportunity and what an incredible job you did with it! WTG!

Love that pic of your HAPPY dad! So much love in his face! hope his day was great and wishing him a wonderful year ahead :)

I tend to be cold unless I'm moving. I get warm really fast. Oh, and let's not forget my recently- acquired "tropical moments" ;-) No fun at all.

No journal... I used to keep a very detailed workout log... but right now I am following a very simple and minimal program and just put the notes in the log on the computer.

Tonight we are going to watch Harry Potter 5 with the older 2 kids after the younger 2 are asleep. Shhhhh... they don't know it yet :) Popcorn will probably be involved.... and brownies might.

I broke my nose diving into water that was much shallower than I thought. I am so lucky that I didn't break my neck... really. I was a freshman or sophomore in high school when that happened.

At February 18, 2011 at 9:12 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! :)

Love this>>>"I know when race time comes I WILL be able to push myself to that pace." Is it weird that I want to go to Boston with you so I can watch you cross the finish line under 3hrs? Cuz you are going to rock Boston.

I'm rarely cold... in fact, I'm usually hot. lol.

No running journal, I probably should though. It would be nice to look back at the good runs when I'm having a rough time/week/etc.

Plans for tonight-finally started blogging about the cruise! woot! and hanging out with dizzle. :)

broke my ankle walking off a friend's porch, didn't see the step down. HURT so bad. HURT my ego even more. :/ still can't bend that ankle very well. luckily it doesn't give me any grief when I run.

At February 18, 2011 at 9:26 PM , Anonymous Dorry said...

I loved reading about your run! So cool. I love that you can use the snow for your ice bath. It was HOT in Dallas today. Go up to 80 degrees...

I'm cold almost all the time. I love being warm, though - hot showers, fires, sunshine.

Reeeeally low key night tonight. I'm reading your blog and watching Jerry Maguire. :)

Glad you have a long weekend! xoxo

At February 18, 2011 at 11:00 PM , Blogger Yogi Bear said...

You. Are. Amazing. I'm training to run a 10K, which seems totally pathetic, but I have to start somewhere! :)

At February 18, 2011 at 11:28 PM , Blogger Runeatrepeat said...

Yeah for your cool run! You are going to do amazing at Boston!!!

At February 19, 2011 at 12:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janae, you're awesome. I do not run as far or as fast as you. I don't even aspire to run marathons. But I gain so much motivation from you because you are so positive and so fast and so fit. It's fun to hear you go on and on. You should definitely keep a running log on your blog.

I have always journaled. It comes natural that I track all my runs and how they went. I have used Nike+ since the beginning and I always list how the run went. There isn't a lot of space allowed so I don't get too wordy. I don't love the interface for Nike+ so I've been thinking of moving it to a journal or even my Google calendar. I really like journaling on paper, though. My blog has become like a journal, but I still love my Moleskine notebook, or a cute spiral notebook. I feel more reflective with pen and paper, more inspired. I like the idea of flipping through the pages, reviewing my progress. The digital age scares me for this reason. My life will always include paper.

I agree with whomever recommended Dailymile for keeping track. It's a great, easy site to use.

At February 19, 2011 at 4:48 AM , Blogger Maria said...

Wow amazing work on the run- you are super fast :)
I get cold easily and so do the rest of my family so I think its in my genes!

At February 19, 2011 at 6:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodness you are just amazing! I would love running at the beautiful canyon! and obviously the picture of you running with a huge bag of skittles is hilarious!
My hands are always freezing and I always like to have a sweater with me just in case!
I was a loser and went to an anthropology lecture about Egypt last night as well as cleaned and did laundry!
No exercise journal and no broken bones for this girl. The exercise journal might be a good idea for me?

At February 19, 2011 at 6:43 AM , Blogger Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

You are a rock star!!!! You will so kill Boston. I am always freezing myself so I feel for you. I run in a hat if it's under 50 degrees :)

At February 19, 2011 at 8:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing! That sounds like an awesome workout! You know, you kind of do have a running journal on here. I need to start one too.

At February 19, 2011 at 3:16 PM , Blogger solarpowered said...

Whoa. That's one heck of a run.

At February 19, 2011 at 11:29 PM , Blogger naomi said...

running down the canyon sounds heavenly! one thing that i regret is not being into running when i lived in utah. that's why i'm so excited to do the utah valley race. i record my workouts in several different places - mostly on the Daily Mile, but I also use Buckeye Outdoors which is how I upload my workouts for my coach to see, and where my coworkers and I have a competition going to see who logs the most miles.

At February 20, 2011 at 2:20 PM , Blogger Run with Jess said...

Agreed... Under Armour rocks!! It's my go-to brand for compression warmth.
I've never broken a bone, knock on wood.
I've kept a journal since the day I started training for a race. OMG, I look back at it and feel really accomplished. No matter how down I get on myself now for not getting under 10 min miles, there once was a day when I could hardly run a 12 min. mile!! It's cool to see how one progresses...

At February 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Mallory said...

How on earth do you not keep a running journal!?!?!?! Love the new gear! Glad it kept you warm!

Yes, I get cold easily. But, I also get hot easily. I'm a mess. Lol.

I keep several journals, including a running journal. Mine goes back the past 1.5 years so it's pretty cool to see the progress I've made. It makes me feel really good. Good luck with your journal! You'll love it!

At February 22, 2011 at 3:38 PM , Blogger Pink Champagne, Gatorade, and MRE's said...

you are freakin awesome!


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