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Friday, March 18, 2011

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My sister stayed up until midnight last night to be the 1,000 follower. Thanks for helping her out:)  She was SO excited to tell me this morning.  Send her warm wishes on her HALF-MARATHON tomorrow.  I was supposed to run it with her but now I get to be the CHEERING section.  I can't wait to be the spectator that I LOVE at races.  Better believe I will be going crazy cheering on people and encouraging them BIG TIME!!!


Workout this morning was 30 minutes on the elliptical with no, yeah let's not talk about it.  I did have a stellar weights session and it may just be in my mind but my upper body is already feeling STRONGER from all of this weight training:)



1. Nothing sounded good for breakfast this morning besides dipping my fingers (yes, two fingers at a time to allow more surface area) straight into the jar.  Hows that for a calorie dense breakfast.  No dishes and one satisfied belly.

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2.  Billy's new rocking Under Armour and Brooks running gear (I called it an outfit and he made me change it to gear)

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Um......I have never been more attracted to him.

3.  Electo Therapy ha it really feels tickily and it makes me giggle and my muscles do the wave, maybe I will film a movie of it!  Okay, the real Friday Favorite in this picture is the spicy nacho cheese flavored popcorn.

Healthy- No

Full of ingredients I can't pronounce- Yes

Makes me not so mad that I can't run right now- Yes

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Off to get some fro-yo with my girls!!! Utah version of happy hour after work.


1.  What are some of your FAVORITE THINGS today?!?!

2.  What did you have for breakfast today?

3.  Anyone racing this weekend?  If you have a second will you wish my sister good luck....she is kind of nervous and any encouragement and words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!


At March 18, 2011 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Angie said...

Good luck to your sis!!!!!!

At March 18, 2011 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Angie said...

YES!!!! I WAS FIRST!!!!! I feel so special. :)

At March 18, 2011 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Erin said...

To your sister: Good luck with your half marathon! I am sure you will rock it!!! Can't wait to hear about it :-)

At March 18, 2011 at 3:44 PM , Blogger Running Girl said...

1) Favorite things today - had a great run yesterday after a sucktastic one yesterday. It made me feel fabulous!
2) I had a piece of wheat toast with peanut butter, a pear, & a skinny caramel macchiato from Starbucks. My once a week treat. YUM!
3) Good luck to your sister! She's a rock star mom.

At March 18, 2011 at 3:45 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

Tell your beautiful and stunning sister to have the time of her life and to run strong!!!

My favorite thing this Friday is inspiring and motivating women. This blog world is full of them. Including you. Enjoy the popcorn and your studly "geared up" man!

At March 18, 2011 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Maria said...

That electro stuff looks very serious!
I had porridge with cranberries for breakfast today. I am not racing but I am supposed to run 16 miles (furthest I have run before is 14 miles 2 weeks ago!) so am nervous about that. :)

At March 18, 2011 at 3:48 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

best of luck to sister!! YAY!! She's gonna rock it.

At March 18, 2011 at 3:51 PM , Blogger 2011 Resolutions said...

Good luck to your sister. I will be running my first 5k at the end of the month....nothing awesome really but it is an accomplishment for me! Baby Steps!

At March 18, 2011 at 3:52 PM , Blogger Keri said...

Omg over 1000 followers. Pretty sure I was your 16th! Good luck to your sister tomorrow...

At March 18, 2011 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Susan said...

Good luck to sister! BTW - just started reading your blog today! Found it through another running blog, but not sure which - I've started to read so many!

Some of my favorite things today...
1. My breakfast - Bagel w/brummel & brown + TJ's Apple Cranberry Butter. Yum.

2. Kicking *ss at a 6:30 AM runners bootcamp even though I was on my first day of my period AND had been out late last night.

3. Spring is here! I'm wearing cute striped yellow Payless flats! New spring clothes from Old Navy! And my necklace shaped like a high heel, w/diamonds on it!

4. I guess I also favorite exclamation points today, given how many I used. =)

Breakfast was mentioned above - bagel, plus pre-workout was ~half a grapefruit + 1/2 ounce of pistachios. I cannot believe how buttery pistachios are. Yum.

No race this weekend, but 9 mile run in prep for 10 mile Cherry Blossom run in two weeks!

At March 18, 2011 at 3:57 PM , Blogger Runeatrepeat said...

Today my fave thing is Graham Crackers with PB&J.

Love love love.

You look pretty eating PB and holding popcorn! Gorgeous girl :)

At March 18, 2011 at 3:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABHAHA I JUST LOVE the photos you take of yourself!! and YAY for yours sis! 1000 followers- i am not surprised.. everyone loves you Janae!

At March 18, 2011 at 3:59 PM , Blogger Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner said...

WOW over 1000 followers!! AMAZING!! And that is so SWEET of your sis!!

Breakfast...quadruple chocolate oatmeal:) Definitely one of MY Friday Faves!!

I am racing in a couple of weeks, and am wetting myself already! GOOD LUCK to your sis!! I'm sure she'll ROCK it!!

At March 18, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

utah is a dry state?

At March 18, 2011 at 4:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 1000 followers! and Good luck to your sister!
I always do the fingers in the jar trick or a big spoon.
My favorites today was 7 miles in the sun followed by a delicious falafel pita with my boyfriend.

At March 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM , Anonymous Dorry said...

YOU are my favorite thing today!! I had a green smoothie for breakfast - it's hot in Dallas and cold things are sounding good. No races this weekend, but the next is my half on the 27th!

Best of luck to your sis! And keep taking care of that body! Love you. xo

At March 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM , Anonymous Nik said...

Good luck to your sister! I'm sure she'll rock it. And I bet her hair will still look great at the finish line. Seriously envious!

At March 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM , Anonymous Laura @ Meet virginia said...

GOOD LUCK Hungryrunnersister!!!

At March 18, 2011 at 4:22 PM , Blogger ~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I bet your sister will do great! That popcorn looks good!

At March 18, 2011 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Briana said...

That's it. I am going out here in Boston to get fro-yo. Just pretend that I am there with you in Utah.

Seriously. Please pretend. Thanks. :-)

At March 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM , Blogger Pam said...


My favorite thing about today is that it's 80 degrees and a rest day!

Breakfast was a very boring Kashi granola bar and some Stoneyfield organic caramel greek yogurt.

At March 18, 2011 at 4:28 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I'm doing a 1/2 in my hometown (Modesto in Central CA).

I couldn't help laughing at your Utah fro-yo happy hour comment. Not my normal HH fixins, but I just had some chocolate yogurt with coconut and strawberries :)

At March 18, 2011 at 4:37 PM , Blogger Thisisme said...

Good luck to your gorgeous sister!!!

Healing vibes for that leg!


At March 18, 2011 at 4:41 PM , Blogger ihatepickleslikewoah said...

Nothing sounded good????!!!??? Hmmmm....

I wanted a yummy smoothie with CHOCOLATE soy milk but i didnt want to wash the blender. So i ate approx 65 of the awesomesauce no bake pb cookies :)

And goooood luck beautiful janaes beautiful sister!!!! Yall are my heros!!!!!!!

At March 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Victoria (The District Chocoholic) said...

I want to read more about these stellar weight sessions. Weights RULE!

At March 18, 2011 at 4:46 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

Good luck to your sister! I'm running a 5 mile leprechaun race on Sunday!

For breakfast I had an apple, apple oatmeal, and coffee. Delicious.

My favorite thing today is date night!

At March 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to your sister!!

I had coco pops with chocolate milk and peaches :) Delicious..

My Friday Fav was that I wore my favorite dress yesterday, and we went to the running shop and I restocked my GU and then went to the jewelers and got my rings cleaned, I do those two things EVERY Friday..

At March 18, 2011 at 4:53 PM , Blogger GI Jane said...

Good luck to your sister!

I'm running my first ever half on Sunday! Super nervous.

Favorite thing was a sweet cross fit workout with a good friend.

At March 18, 2011 at 4:55 PM , Blogger Meg O @watchmegorun said...

good luck to your sis, she's gonna rock it! Congrats on getting to the 1000 mark. You are a pretty big deal now :) Have fun on your froyo date, I'm jealous. Happy Friday!

At March 18, 2011 at 5:07 PM , Anonymous Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn said...

Omgggg good luck to yo sista!! She is going to kick ass, even without you next to her. Cheering is so so fun too:)

Slash next time I get injured I am BORROWING THAT. I would pay money to see my muscles do the wave!!

My friday faves are SALADS and banana chocolate cookies. They didn't last very long:)

At March 18, 2011 at 5:10 PM , Blogger Caroline said...

Good luck sister!
If I can do a half you can!!! FOR SURE!

At March 18, 2011 at 5:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big congrats on the 1000 followers! Yay! Good luck to your sis!

At March 18, 2011 at 5:21 PM , Blogger Pink Champagne, Gatorade, and MRE's said...

Good luck to your sister!

At March 18, 2011 at 5:33 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

1. Favorite thing of today? Glorious sunshine and mild temperatures for Upstate NY. : )
2. Breakfast? I had a cinnamon raisin bagel with Neufchatel cheese--my new favorite find. I don't like regular cream cheese, but just found that I DO like Neufchatel. I'm weird. : )
3. Best of luck to your sister!!! She'll do great!!! : )

At March 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Tara said...

I did electro therapy in high school when I messed up both knees playing water polo. It helped a lot and I managed to finish the season but I agree that it feels SO WEIRD!!

I made the boyfriend go get fro-yo with me earlier today. DELISH!!

Favorite thing today: fresh hair cut and pretty weather! (I know that's 2)


At March 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a super delicious bowl of oatmeal this morning with peanut butter and fresh banana!

The best part of my day is that the weekend is here!

At March 18, 2011 at 6:08 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Good luck to your sister!!!

I had two breakfasts today-#1 homemade whole wheat bread with pb. #2 green protein smoothie

And I'm running a fun St. Patricks Day 5k on Sunday before the South Boston Parade!

At March 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM , Anonymous Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run said...

Good luck to your sister!

I'm always nervous right before a race, but it all goes away instantly when you start running. She'll rock it!

At March 18, 2011 at 6:24 PM , Blogger scissorbill said...

My favorite thing today is coffee from freshly ground beans.
Breakfast was steel cut oats with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter.
Best of luck, Hungryrunnersister aka your 1,000th follower!

At March 18, 2011 at 6:28 PM , Blogger Corrie said...

Good luck, sister! I wish I was running a race this weekend!!!!

That popcorn looks amazing. And I definitely understand the mismatched outfit.... happens to me alll the time!! :)

At March 18, 2011 at 6:31 PM , Blogger Corrie said...

Also, congrats, felicidades on having 1000 followers. I'm trying to popularize you here in the Dominican Republic! :)

At March 18, 2011 at 6:44 PM , Blogger Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

Um, doesn't everyone eat their peanut butter that way??? No?? ;)

GOOD LUCK to your sister!!!!! Yay for races!!!! I am running a 5 miler on Sunday, woo-hoo!!!

Have a great weekend!!

At March 18, 2011 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Rene said...

Breakfast - breakfast burrito (1 egg, 2 egg whites, whole wheat tortilla, and Frank's hot sauce)
Good luck to your sister. She'll be awesome.
Favorite things: watching my friend's 3 yr old son so she could spend time with her baby in NICU, the glorious, sunny, near hot weather here in Dallas, Muncher Cruncher's zucchini cookies.

At March 18, 2011 at 7:06 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

No race this weekend...just a 7 mile run with my team (longest distance ever). Good luck to your sister!!!
Breakfast was toast with my beloved almond butter. :)

At March 18, 2011 at 7:06 PM , Blogger Dana said...

My first race is going to be the BAA 5K the day before the Boston Marathon... will you be there cheering??

At March 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Sally said...

GOOD LUCK JANAE'S SISTER!!! That's so exciting! You will ROCK it!! I'm sending you lots of happy and positive good luck thoughts your way! :)

The best part of my day was having a totally spontaneous Friday night spent with my roommate. We walked around the beautiful Inner Harbor in Baltimore and stuffed our faces with chips & salsa at a mexican bar. Completely unplanned, nothing crazy, but everything I needed after a hard week at work! :)

At March 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I am a fan of Utah style HH--delish!

GOOD LUCK to your SISTA!! I'm so sorry you won't be running with her, but I'm know you have inspired her above and beyond. Go SIS!

And, GO Billy--looking like a runner in his "gear"!

Brekkie= Blueberry oatmeal with some add'l blueberries :)

At March 18, 2011 at 7:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck, sister! I also have a race tomorrow (4 miles). I hope you have fun!

So my acupuncturist uses electric stim hooked up to needles in my butt and legs. It's an even more bizarre sensation when it is inside your skin.

At March 18, 2011 at 7:28 PM , Anonymous Bess@Bess Be Fit said...

Good luck to your sissy!!! I know with y'all's crazy good runner genes she'll do amazing!! Tell her not to be nervous, its FUN!!! I am running Sunday at 7am...half marathon! Its my 2nd race and 2nd half. I'm excited minus waking up at 4:30! haha

At March 18, 2011 at 8:02 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

Good luck to your Sister!! You'll be the best cheerleader ever! :)

My favorite thing about today?? Frozen yogurt date with you! I freakin' love you! Just a lil' obsessed. I feel like I talk about you to everyone! :) I don't know how we lived without eachother! LOL.

can we please plan a double date night? this way our hubby's won't get annoyed when we spend 3 hours at yogurtland??? ;)

At March 18, 2011 at 8:32 PM , Blogger Lori Lynn said...

I'm not racing this weekend, but I am doing a race next weekend! I'm rather nervous about it too. :-S

At March 18, 2011 at 8:47 PM , Blogger athletic chick said...

Good luck to the hungry runner girl sister tomorrow, and and kudos to you for being there to cheer her on!

Friday favorites: (1) my hip is healing and I actually kicked a little in the pool today (it's the baby steps), (2) dinner with friends, and (3) reading your posts. :)

At March 18, 2011 at 9:19 PM , Anonymous Amanda said...

This morning I had Quaker Granola Cereal and it was sOO good! And good luck to your sister! I know she will do wonderful!! :)

At March 18, 2011 at 9:20 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

Just so you know I picked BYU to go pretty far in the tourney... and thought of you the entire time!!! :) future hubs and i had some questions for you about how things roll in Utah... email me & ill ask!

At March 18, 2011 at 9:23 PM , Blogger danielle said...

My favorite thing today was the nap I took after work!

I have oatmeal with honey & frozen fruit and 3 egg whites and one whole egg every morning... And I love it!!

Good luck sister!!! I know you can do it!!

At March 18, 2011 at 9:23 PM , Blogger XLMIC said...

Good luck to your sis! And WOW on 1000! WTG! I can't even get people to LOOK at my stinkin' blog let alone follow :P

How awesome that you are doing weight training! I know you have resisted... just think about how totally strong you are going to get :)

Breakfast was gluten-free banana blueberry pancakes w/ maple syrup... and they were probably my favorite thing today. Wait, we went to some pretty awesome parent/teacher conferences today... it is always nice to hear good things about your kids :)

You are doing such a good job of letting that leg heal... good girl!

At March 18, 2011 at 10:25 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

Good luck to your sister! Because you come from the same gene pool she will do awesome and rock the half marathon!
I'm doing the LA marathon on Sunday- so nervous and excited!
Have a great weekend and a good time cheering on your sister.

At March 18, 2011 at 11:14 PM , Blogger Lindsey said...

Good luck to your sister - she's going to be awesome!!

I did the same thing with the PB yesterday as a snack!

At March 18, 2011 at 11:54 PM , Blogger Tara said...

I am sure your sister will do great!

So I am calling out for some help from you and your fellow bloggers. I am running my first half marathon(Fargo 05/21) on my 36th birthday. I am looking for a fun saying to put on my shirt. Any ideas?

PS I love reading your blog!!!

At March 19, 2011 at 2:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to your sistahh :D

1. Went for my first run in the LONGEST time yesterday. It was splendirific.

2. I was boring and just had some oatmeal with peanut butter

3. Nope, no race. I am ridiculously out of running shape.

I hope your leg gets better! Tryna send some good vibes your way :)

P.S. I love your blog so much! You're hilarious and I always look forward to reading your posts. Just thought I'd let you know that haha

At March 19, 2011 at 5:49 AM , Blogger Rachel McPhillips said...

Your sis is going to rock it! Maybe she could do a guest post so we could read about her experience??

At March 19, 2011 at 5:53 AM , Blogger Erin Masi said...

Good luck to your sister!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

I'm running the NYC Half tomorrow! Eeeek! I'm getting nervous!

At March 19, 2011 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Everyday Love said...

I'm not really sure about the spicy nacho popcorn...I'll have to try it! But I'm right there with you about the peanut butter fingers!!

At March 19, 2011 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

Shoot! I'm late. Maybe it's earlier in Utah! Good luck to your sis on her race!!!!!! Keep us posted! I bet you will be an AWESOME spectator!

At March 19, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmmm what a great breakfast :) pb rocks!

At March 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Blogger Michael Smith said...

Hope your sister ran well today.

I agree on the odd feeling from the electro therapy. I had that on my shoulder last spring. Very weird feeling.

At March 19, 2011 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Holly said...

I forgot to mention that I ran a 10k this hour and 25 secs! 10 minute pace and took 6:20 off of my previous 10k back on Thanksgiving!

At March 20, 2011 at 5:42 PM , Blogger Mallory said...

Haha I love that you called Billy's clothes an outfit at first!! Too funny!! I think it's a cute outfit!

At March 20, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Colleen said...

No only is Billy rocking the running, he looks like a runner! :)

Nacho cheese popcorn huh? Iiiiiinteresting...


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