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Friday, March 11, 2011

Hairy Legs and Mangoes.

Breakfast was syruplicious.  Yep, I made french toast with grilled banana after my morning run.  I forget how much I love french toast or maybe I just use them as an excuse to eat syrup and a caramelized banana:)

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My breakfast hierarchy (as of today...changes weekly)= Waffles>French Toast> Hash Browns and Eggs> Cereal> Omelet> Pancakes> Oatmeal.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE oatmeal but I just love all of the other choices even more!  Although anything with chocolate chips trumps all (example: choc chip pancakes> waffles)

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I haven't shaved my legs in two weeks.

Normally that isn't a problem but today it was a problem for a certain somebody.

That somebody would be the message therapist.

I felt bad for about 28 seconds and then I fell into an unconscious state of pure muscle (including the brain muscle) relaxation.

My quad still aches but the rest of my legs feel SO much better.  If you are training or putting a lot of miles in, go get a massage.  I found an AWESOME deal online.....I refuse to pay full price for anything.

The rest of my afternoon was spent babysitting which was so much fun.  Seriously, I got to hang out with the cutest little boy, watch Ellen while he was napping and eat Megan's Mangoes.....oops, sorry they were calling my name.   I promise he loves me a lot more than it looks like.  (My computer takes pictures in case you were wondering....I didn't whip out the self-timer:)

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I shared some of the mango with him too, don't worry.  PS is it weird that I eat about half of the skin on mangoes?

Off to get some fro-yo with bloggers and then my night will be spent with the Billster fueling for my long run tomorrow:)

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Would you rather have your back, legs, head or feet massaged?

-MY FEET.....I requested her to spend a lot of time on my feet ha, poor girl but these running feet need some lovin.

Do you eat the skins of any weird fruit or veggies that most people don't

-Mango and kiwi.  My 2nd grade teacher ate the orange peel and I always thought that was strange.

How often do you shave your legs?

-Summer=every other day, Winter=never, I hope the extra layer of leg hair helps to keep me warm in the freezing temperatures.

What are your Friday Night Plans?

60 Comments:

At March 11, 2011 at 6:24 PM , Anonymous chelsey @ clean eating chelsey said...

I totally hear you on the not shaving thing. I got a massage a few weeks ago and totally felt bad for the girl who was doing my massage! As for what part do I like massaged, my feet! John refuses to come near them, but I swear I hold stress in my feet.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:25 PM , OpenID runningonwords said...

Back! I hate when the massage therapist doesn't spend enough time on my back. Although, the more I run, the more I want time spent on my legs and feet.

Now that I get acupuncture, I try to shave every other day. Before that, I also skipped shaving in the winter. My poor husband.

My plans are sleeping off last night's Lady Gaga concert (free ticket).

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Lisa {eatprayrun-lisa.blogspot.com} said...

back and scalp massages are my top two. in fact, i had the most heavenly scalp massage while i had my hair washed at the salon today before my cut. seriously, if i hadn't been in the reclining position, i would've been drooling on the floor.

i'm pretty picky about peeling the skin off fruits like kiwis and mangoes. i even peel the fuzzy skin off peaches. just can't stand the fuzz!

i shave about 1-2 times a week year round. makes me feel like a lady. and with all the burpin' i do, i could use all the help i can get!!

gonna watch It's Complicated with the hubby after the kiddos are asleep. trying to think of something good to blog about too...hmmmm. happy friday night!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:34 PM , Anonymous lisa said...

Oh gosh, I haven't shaved my legs in forevah. I like to think of it as the poor woman's birth control. Ain't no way I'm gonna go too far with a forest growing on my legs!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:34 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

I like my feet massaged!!! :)


I also just recently shaved my legs after a two week no go!! :) hahahahaha


:)

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:35 PM , OpenID hungry-dancer.com said...

I'm too scared to eat the skin on anything!!! Let's just say eating something that could possibly make me sicky, scares the crap out of me!!!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Rene said...

Winter shaving - I save that for special occasions and church. Summer - every other. My dream is to get laser hair removal on pretty much every body part.
Made delish peanut butter choc chip whole wheat pancakes and now watching tv with the fam.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:40 PM , Blogger my little celebration said...

I used to shave my legs once a week when I was a single lady. But now that I'm married, I shave my legs almost daily for my hubby :D. I don't want to gross him out.

And I agree, anything with chocolate chips for breakfast trumps all other options: i.e. Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chocolate chip muffins > a piece of toast.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:44 PM , OpenID runyogarepeat said...

Winter & shaving legs do not go together for me. It probably happens a few times a month, don't judge!
My favorite is back & leg massages, but a good head massage is fantastic. My boyfriend won't touch my feet after tons of running & not enough showering. Hah, again don't judge.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:45 PM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

ohhhh my poor husband... i never shave either.

luke and i just watched the social network (the facebook movie) and i think the best friend character looks a lot like billy! i was thinking he reminded me of someone and then i realized... oh my word. i'm connecting this actor with a guy i only know from pictures and scoo scoo videos.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:52 PM , Anonymous Michelle (The Runner's Plate) said...

I had a massage the other week, and it was ahhh-mazing!! I told my husband that I think I could have a massage every day and not get tired of them!!

I am lucky if I shave my legs once a week in the winter, but in the summer--definitely a lot more!! Plus, what else am I going to do with all my time off from teaching?!?!

I eat the skin on kiwis! I once tried eating an orange rind, but it was nasty!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Rochelle said...

Yeah I don't shave either...I remember my aunt telling me she never shaved above her knee and I thought it was so gross..and now I really can't remember the last time I shaved above the knee...probably last summer?? My poor husband!

And I eat the skin on kiwi too! Everyone at works freaks out like little babies when I do it...but it's good! I like things hairy apparantly!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM , Blogger ShortSkirts said...

I love massages groupon and livingsocial are great for getting discounted ones. I love all parts of my body being massaged. My back and shoulders tend to get really tense though, so i think i enjoy it most there.

I shave every other day or so, my skin is super pale and my hair is super dark so its super noticeable if i don't.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:01 PM , Anonymous Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said...

I LOVE having my head massaged! My ex-boyfriend always teased me because I love having my head rubbed like a dog, haha!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Caroline said...

shaving....below the knee every other day
above just in summer time...

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:06 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

Your breakfast looks SOOOOOOO good. I wish it was breakfast right now and that I lived at your house. Consider me inspired.

There have definitely been weeks where I have not shaved at all. I try hard to remember to do it 2-3x a week...but just like I can't be bothered to do anything about my hair, I'm more likely to forget in favor of a good read or run :)

I had TWO mini cupcakes today and thought of you!!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

I shave my legs pretty much every day during the summer and maybe once a week during the winter. Oops.
I don't like the skin on any fruit. ahh.
I went to dinner tonight with some girlfriends...now I'm watching basketball and getting ready for bed. I'm such a wild child! : )

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:21 PM , Blogger Cara said...

Is it bad that wednesday I shaved my legs just so i could wear my crop pants to cardio kickboxing? yup, not for my bf but for the gym!

i had some fro yo tonight! heath bar and strawberries piled high!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:21 PM , Blogger Sara said...

I love having my quads massaged... I make my hubby do it each night before we can go to bed. It's become quite the ritual. I can't sleep without it!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:22 PM , Anonymous Page said...

Confession: I too am in the hairy winter legs club. :(

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I had a massage yesterday and was really disappointed that she didn't even TOUCH my upper back, which is the tightest part of my body. I did like that she spent a lot of time on my legs, but even so... she also didn't go deep enough for my liking.

I shave my legs at least once every two weeks, and always before an acupuncture/massage appointment.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:23 PM , Blogger athletic chick said...

I shave just about everyday - I can't stand feeling "prickly." And I'm glad I'm not the only one who eats skins! I eat mango and kiwi skins, and I eat the white part of the orange rind.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:24 PM , Anonymous Jocelyn @ Daily Moxie said...

Hey Janae!
Quick question....have you read Dean Karnazes Ultramarathon Man or his newest book RUN? I was thinking about reading it and wanted to know if you had checked this one out? Do you have any good running memoir-type books?

Have an awesome weekend!

xo
jocelyn

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:25 PM , Blogger Shelby Lou said...

I have never eaten a mango straight like that. I always take the skin off and cut it into slices, then put it on my thai sticky rice. Yeah, I'm a fatty.

I wish I were in Utah still so I could come meet you for fro yo!

I'm going to the strip here in Vegas to see a very handsome boy. Whom, I used to date but no longer do. What's wrong with me??

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:26 PM , OpenID aliruns said...

bahaha, the same thing happened to me in high school. I pulled one of my hamstrings and the physical therapist was working on it. After I left, I realized my legs were really hairy haha It was kind of embarassing, but then I realized it didn't really matter...they've probably seen worse!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:30 PM , Blogger Laura said...

I LOVE getting my head/scalp massaged at the hairdresser... I don't think I've ever eaten a mango, nevermind the skin! You're story about the teacher with the orange peel is gross though!!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:30 PM , Blogger Katy said...

I eat the peel of lemons. People think I'm nutso, but I like it! Never could do orange peels, though.....I shave my legs when it starts to bother me. Haha. In the summer it's more often, but still..

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:41 PM , Anonymous Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn said...

I BAKED. So good, I have millions of cookies in my house at the moment:) Slash giiiirl I eat the skins on EVERYTHING except for citrus..that would be weird.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM , Blogger Mara... said...

I loooooove a good foot massage! But my hamstrings are a close 2nd. I don't eat the skins on anything, it kinda freaks me out. :-) Fro-yo sounds soooo good right now!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM , Blogger Britt Burns Kelly said...

I was pondering tonight about what I want to make for breakfast after my 15 miler tomorrow, and you have now inspired me to make waffles with some caramalized bananas. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM , Blogger Zaneta said...

haha... yeah, i need to shave my legs soon... thanks for the reminder ;)

 
At March 11, 2011 at 8:37 PM , Blogger The Accidental Runner said...

Winter is not for shaving!!! The massage therapist should know that...

Have a great weekend!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 8:44 PM , Anonymous Connie said...

i love massages! anywhere is good!
and as I was reading what you said bout eating the skin on mangoes I made a mental to tell u that at least that isn;t as weird as eating kiwi skin! then i scrolled down and saw that u eat that too!
ure weirder than i thought :P and dont ever change!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 8:50 PM , Blogger Mamarunsbarefoot said...

Do I have to choose??? I'll take all, I haven't had a massage in over a year.

I have almost no hair on my legs, the only part that you would notice would be near my ankles so I can get away without shaving for a long time!!

I just had DQ... it had better help me with my run tomorrow!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Erin said...

I shave pretty often...hey I like to get lucky, don't judge! lol My girls would LOVE your breakfast. Any syrupy (true NH maple syrup of course) thing with bananas rates an A+ in their book. I may just have to make something similar this weekend!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 9:06 PM , Anonymous Lindsey said...

I have ALWAYS eaten the skin on mangoes! I had no idea, really, that it wasn't done until I did it this summer in front of a big group of people and everyone freaked out about it. I think it's delicious!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 9:12 PM , Blogger Erica Pletan said...

I'm a super speedy shaver so I shave everyday in the shower. For some reason I absolutely detest the feeling of having hair on my legs. Gotta be silky smooth.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 9:17 PM , OpenID lolzthatswim said...

Bahaha to leg shaving.

For real-I think I shave my legs on average once a week and I most certainly don't have blonde leg hairs.

I eat the skin on Mangos and Kiwis. I had no idea you weren't supposed too...I always knew I was a little...odd.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 9:25 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

I eat mango skin! And then I was told that I wasn't supposed to, but it's actually good.
I really don't like to shave. I have eczema so that really irritates it and then I'm all itchy.
I would love a leg massage! If someone would rub my legs that would be awesome.
No friday night plans... I'm too tired.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 9:38 PM , Blogger XLMIC said...

Right now, I would LOVE a leg massage! I don't think I eat any weird skins... not sure :P And I need to shave my legs DESPERATELY. I used to do it 2-3 times a week... but it has been months...shhhhhhh.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 9:40 PM , Blogger Runnin-From-The-Law said...

OMG - I love little babies with glasses. Could he get any cuter?!?

 
At March 11, 2011 at 9:43 PM , Blogger Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Look out for some laser hair coupons, it is super expensive but oh so worth it! My gift to myself for paying off my student loans was laser hair removal. I'm half way through and I have, like, eight follicles left on my legs! Lol.

 
At March 11, 2011 at 10:38 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

K- i love you, but eating the skin on mangoes and kiwis is just weird. Lol. Though i used to eat sunflower seeds whole. I couldn't get the hang of splitting the shell with my teeth.

And I'd go for the foot massage too. ;)

Shaving my legs?? Hmm. Once or twice a week. Well, no. It's once. Usually sunday before church. Unless I'm wearing pants... lol.

P.S. had so much fun today at yogurt land. You girls are fetchin gorgeous. Love chatting with you. :)

 
At March 11, 2011 at 11:19 PM , Blogger em said...

I am the same with shaving! In the winter, I need all the extra layers- I like to think of it as my winter fur :) I do feel a little bit bad for everyone at the gym who has to see my furry and albino legs, though.

and eating the skin? on mangoes? is that a utah thing?

 
At March 11, 2011 at 11:24 PM , Blogger Julia said...

SO fun seeing you today. you are simply fabulous :) Lets repeat this again soon!

I do not think I eat the skins off of weird things but I have eaten apple cores in the past...I dont know...I think I just thought it was cool? but not really so much. haha.

Ever since I went to an all girls high school I got in a really bad habit of shaving my legs like once per week. Sometimes this is twice per week during summer though.

cant wait to hear about how you ROCKED your LR!

 
At March 11, 2011 at 11:44 PM , Blogger Victoria Elizabeth said...

LOL I hate shaving my legs during the winter... But when people help me out with stretching my shins I don't want them to think I am a creeper!

 
At March 12, 2011 at 3:34 AM , Anonymous Clare @ RunLoveRun said...

I am exactly the same in the Winter!! I leave my legs covered for winter =)

I'm trying epilating at the moment (in Australia it's the end of Summer start of Autumn) - it works a treat. A bit painful though!

 
At March 12, 2011 at 5:05 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Definitely a back massage!
I eat the peels on all the standards stuff---when I peel things, I eat half the peels by themselves, including mangoes...but not kiwi!

 
At March 12, 2011 at 5:15 AM , OpenID movesnmunchies said...

BAHAHA i have to shave my legs too! they are hairy at the mo.. i do it like once a week but during the summer its more often!!.. i LOVE YOUR BREAKKI! oh and kiwi skins rock! you can eat mango skins?!

 
At March 12, 2011 at 5:50 AM , Blogger Coy Martinez said...

I'm the worst for shaving my legs. I'll let them go till they feel uncomfortable against the sheets when I sleep. Know what I'm saying??

Legs and feet massaged! Always. Hands a close third, don't know why.

Those bananas look crazy good.

 
At March 12, 2011 at 6:32 AM , Anonymous Laura (LunaChickRuns) said...

Leg massages are heaven.

Let's just say I am not good about shaving my legs in the winter.

I want that banana french toast!

 
At March 12, 2011 at 6:50 AM , Blogger Savannah said...

I have to say that in southern Indiana a "Mango" is the name of a green bell pepper. I was literally in college until I knew the "other kind" existed.

I shave my legs maybe twice a week in winter. Luckily the husband doesn't mind!

 
At March 12, 2011 at 7:06 AM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

I can't remember the last time I shaved my legs. August sometime probably. Not so good, since I wear Nike Tempos all the time...! :P

And your breakfast totally has me DROOLING!! And that baby is the CUTEST thing ever!!!

 
At March 12, 2011 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Lucy said...

YAY. Another mango-peel eater. For a while there I thought I was weird.

Is it weird that since my senior prom I've shaved maybe twice. That was two years ago...

 
At March 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Pam said...

I like to have my calves massaged more than any other place, but if I get to pick what's done, I'd rather have my back scratched! Seriously, I'd rather lay on the couch with my head in Dewayne's lap and let him scratch my back than go get an expensive massage.

In the summertime, I shave every other day, but like you the winter time is a whooooooooole nuther story!

I eat the fuzzy part of the kiwi too. I may have to stop soon though. It always makes my mouth and lips itch ferociously afterwards, and it gets worse all the time. It's funny because that's the only thing that I'm even remotely allergic to, but I just can't give it up yet. When my throat starts swelling and I can't breathe? Yeah, then I'll consider it.

 
At March 12, 2011 at 11:48 AM , Blogger Natalie Cates said...

I shave my legs every single morning in the shower. I cannot stand having any stubble whatsoever (I'm sure the hubs appreciates this!). In the summer sometimes I'll shave twice a day.
For a massage, I would go with legs and lower back. I teach Zumba five times a week, and my legs and lower back seem to get the tightest. I do love foot massages!
I eat the skin on mangoes, kiwi, and peaches. People think it's weird, but I'd rather skip peeling it because 1) it takes too long and I'm wasting my snack time and 2) it takes away some of the fruit and I want it ALL!
My Friday night was a date night with Daniel - a little shopping and dinner.

 
At March 12, 2011 at 12:43 PM , Blogger Kate said...

My Friday was spent doing a fun 7 miler on the bay and then off to Chipotle for a delish burrito bowl (heavenly!) and then I spent the rest of the night at Borders. It was perfecto!

 
At March 12, 2011 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Mallory said...

Glad you enjoyed your massage!!!

I love massages and prefer full body but if I had to pick one area I would absolutely choose back.

In the summer I shave my legs every other day (I can't wear shorts to work but I can wear capris) and in the winter probably every 3-5 days, depending on my mood. I don't know how you go so long without shaving!

 
At March 12, 2011 at 2:46 PM , Blogger d.a.r. said...

Gah, I love massages. When I was swimming, I loved having my hips/butt massaged. Isn't that weird?!?! But those were the muscles that always got SOOOO tight!

I never shave. Dark brown hair, but my leg hair is blooooonde. So, no incentive, haha. Sorry hubby...

 
At March 12, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

I would definitely have my feet done. It's one of those things you don't notice how much you love until you have it!

I really only like mangoes when they're mixed with thai sticky rice, otherwise I think they taste like carrots...bad carrots. Yep, I'm a weirdo!

 

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