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Monday, March 14, 2011

Round 1 of Race Photos!!!

I don't know how this happened.  The first thing I think about when I wake up is my b-fast and lunch (that is after I think how awesome you are Billy;).

I pack my ginormous suitcase (I call it a lunchbox) full of 2 meals and 2 snacks so that I can just grab it and GO in the morning and enjoy my favorite foods at school.

I turned into the parking lot of my school and pure terror hit me.

My lunch was sitting in the fridge, alone and afraid.

I had the car so I couldn't even try and convince Billy to skip his first class to bring it to me.

Luckily, I had emergency oatmeal packets in my drawer for breakfast

and my school offers very good food......the fact is that it costs $3.00 and my lunch sitting in my fridge was not $3.00 and it was a delicious taco salad that I had made with love.


I tried not to like it so that I wouldn't 'accidently' forget my lunch at home in the future and end up spending half of my monthly paycheck on school lunch.

I need to get an ignition interlock that doesn't allow me to start my car in the morning until I confirm that my lunch suitcase is safely sitting next to me in the passenger seat.


AHHHHHHH!!! Thank you so much everyone for sending in pictures of you kicking butt in races, at the gym or after a killer run.  You guys are all so amazing and you can still email me at with a picture of you along with the link to your blog!!!   We will be doing this for a lil' while and I will post in the order of who emailed in first!!!!   With all of these pictures I am realizing I have got some HOT bloggy bff's.

Mallory @ SitForYourJob.RunForYourLife sent in this amazing picture of her running the United Healthcare Half Marathon in Newport, RI.


The fabulous BESS @ BessBeFit sent in this race picture.  How do you guys looks so good when you are running? Teach me your ways!!!


This is Erin @ SeeMomRunFar finishing her FIRST marathon on Dec. 5, 2010 in Vegas (in 4:15:50!!!) She was hooked and ran another marathon a month later!!!  She is running SLC next month and a couple more this year!!! WOW!!!!


Merideth @ RunIsTheNewWalk sent in a picture of her after being sick for three weeks, she was finally able to exercise again.  She felt great and did a walking workout and by the end was feeling so strong and her lungs were feeling clear!!!!  YOU GO GIRL!!!!!


Charissa @ Glory Running sent in her post-race joking around photo.  Her sister's caption for this was, "If I don't beat you, I MIGHT eat you." are my kind of girl, I LOVE it!

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Thanks again gorgeous ladies!! Now answer my questions and GO CHECK OUT THEIR AMAZING BLOGS....I love these girls!!!


Do you pack your lunch everyday? Do you eat at home, at work or do you eat out for lunch?

-Last year the teachers and I would go out to eat a few times a week.  My budget did not like that and so now I pack my refrigerator to bring to school every single workday!!!

Do you like baked potatoes?

-Confession:  For a good portion of my college life (poor and clueless about nutrition) I had a baked potato with ketchup for every single dinner.  I love them.

What is the thing that you forget the most when rushing out the door?

-My shoes.  Okay, that only happened twice but what I forget the most is my phone!!!


At March 14, 2011 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

I pack lunches every day for the husband and the kids but since I am home I dont. I do pack a ton of snacks when I go out. I do not like potatoes at all unless they are sweet potatoes and even then I dont eat them often. I forget some essential work out gear when I am in a hurry, shoes, ipod, heart rate monitor strap, water bottle.

At March 14, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

LOVE the photos!! This is SUCH an awesome idea it!! :D

I ALWAYS pack my lunch!! I'm a cheapo and it saves me much mula:)

The thing I forget most is my head. It's never screwed on quite right! :P

At March 14, 2011 at 4:15 PM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

What a great feature!!! These ladies look AMAZING--finishing a race you have prepared for mightly is SUCH-A-FEAT!!!

Happy Pi day (3/14)!!! Now go have a slice!

At March 14, 2011 at 4:15 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

I run out the door almost every morning without my keys. Obviously I figure it out when I try to unlock my car and it doesnt happen. Thank Goodness I have 93420 house keys hidden everywhere so I can get back in the house!
I take my lunch to school every day. There is a sonic across the street and i could spend my entire paycheck eating there everyday. Not to mention my pants wouldn't fit anymore if i did that...

At March 14, 2011 at 4:16 PM , Blogger SupermomE12 said...

Thanks for posting! I feel like a celeb being on your blog. :)

I work from home so forgetting lunch isn't an issue. I LOOOOOOOVE potatoes, any way I can get them (especially with salsa or broccoli and cheese) and like them as prerace fuel as much as pasta.

I had a laugh today when I made my salad at lunch and thought to myself, "This is a Janae salad!" :)

At March 14, 2011 at 4:16 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I eat at home---it's so easy. I don't think I could handle packing a lunch!

At March 14, 2011 at 4:20 PM , Blogger Becky said...

I love baked dad's a potato farmer so I have an unlimited supply for free for the rest of my life.

Score one for me.

At March 14, 2011 at 4:22 PM , Blogger Jen said...

I get to eat at home most days so no chance of me forgetting my food! Your cafeteria food looks delish though! I seriously can't believe you forgot food. Shoes and phone I can understand, but food?!!!

At March 14, 2011 at 4:25 PM , Anonymous Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said...

I always forget my phone! Or my keys, or my wallet, or anything important. :( I LOVE baked potatoes. I definitely went through a phase where I ate them every single night!

At March 14, 2011 at 4:25 PM , Anonymous PoweredbyPeanutButter said...

Do you pack your lunch everyday? Do you eat at home, at work or do you eat out for lunch?

I always pack my lunch, I try to prepare the night before as I am not too organised in the mornings!

Do you like baked potatoes?

-Not a fan. On the other hand I love Baked sweet potato!

What is the thing that you forget the most when rushing out the door?

My phone, I am always leaving it somewhere.

At March 14, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Julia said...

so fun! i need to find a race photo i like and send it your way :)

I definitely pack my lunch every day...but mostly because it is so easy for me to get addicted to "eating out" if I do not.

I also LOVE baked potatoes. Yum. That sounds delicious right now!

When i was going to the gym every morning...I would always forget my brush. Now I am OCD and check my bag 23543256 times before leaving the house. haha.

At March 14, 2011 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

I NEVER forget my phone. That is always with me. I think I forget diapers too much.... shouldn’t do that with two kids who wear diapers. ha. :)

At March 14, 2011 at 4:44 PM , Blogger Jess said...

I can vouch for the ketchup/potatoe diet! Don't forget apple/peanut butter! I think those were the only 4 foods we kept in that apartment.

At March 14, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Matty O said...

finally a regular looking food picture that I did NOT want to jump through the computer and eat.

I pack my lunch every day. We usually cook extra dinner and eat that the next day. Works well on the wallet.

As for leaving stuff behind, my lunch is the most popular one haha. Or work that I brought home to finish... that's always a great feeling when I get to the office haha.

At March 14, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Anonymous Lindsey @ Textbooks and Cookbooks said...

I pack my lunch every day! The dining halls on campus are far away from where my grad assistantship (job) is, so I opted out of a meal plan this year. Fortunately, and unfortunately for my wallet, there is an amazing all you can eat dining hall kind of near my office on days I forget it. It's $8 or $9 for lunch...but they have a bakery and multiple soft serve machines in there so it's totally worth it! :)

I forget to put a spoon or fork in my lunch bag when I'm rushing out the door! Good thing we have a kitchen at work, or else I'd be frequently eating my salads with my hands! Haha.

At March 14, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I try to pack my lunch everyday, but there is nothing I like bringing with me! The hospital I'm working at has a decent cafeteria and it is really cheap, so I've been getting lazy about bringing food.

I love baked potatoes! I want to eat one now. I don't eat them a lot, but I usually get them at restaurants.

I always forget my phone in my car. That door counts, right?

At March 14, 2011 at 4:51 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

what great photos ladies! Are you collecting them now Janae? I think I missed that, oh shoot!
I would have driven up to school to bring you breakfast if I lived in UTAH. just sayin. hehe!

At March 14, 2011 at 4:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay love this workout series!! DANG I WOULDA freaked- i hate leaving my lunch or snacks :(.... but that lunch still looks darn good!

At March 14, 2011 at 5:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love baked potatoes! it was my student food too!

At March 14, 2011 at 5:00 PM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

i TRY to pack my lunch. but i hate doing it... and i get bored with salads. i just get bored! what can i do!?!

At March 14, 2011 at 5:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pack every day because I end up eating better for me food and it doesn't break the bank. But oh what a sad day when I forget it :(.

At March 14, 2011 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Mallory said...

I HATE when I forget my lunch! I am so sorry you went through that! Totally sucks!!! That salad looks great though!

Thanks for posting my picture on the blog! I've gotten 4 new followers in the last hour and I assume I have you to thank!! :)

I pack our lunches everyday. Sometimes I will make extra dinner for lunch but most of the time I have the same lunch as a 6th grader. Sandwich, chips, apple, granola bar, chocolate pudding and water. :)

I LOVE baked potatoes. There is a restaurant in Oxford, MS (they have them elsewhere too) that I loved in college called McAlister's and they have the best "spuds" ever.

The thing I forget most often when heading out the door is my planner! Which is horrible because I use it everyday for work meetings!!

At March 14, 2011 at 5:12 PM , Blogger Rachel McPhillips said...

Where did I miss the submit your race photo post?? Those girlies are hotties!

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

I love to make my own lunch in my kitchen. I rarely spend money dining out for lunch, although $3 is a pretty good deal. :) I LOVE baked potatoes and I also ate them all the time in college. I'm good at remembering my iPhone, but still forget my camera/charger sometimes. And I've left snacks/meals at home before - such a bummer!

At March 14, 2011 at 5:26 PM , Blogger Caroline said...

Love the pics!!!
this is fun!!!

I forget my PHONE all the time

At March 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Blogger Julie said...

I love all the pictures everybody shared!!!

At March 14, 2011 at 5:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love all things with potatoes!! It is my favorite vegetable--my fav is twice baked potatoes. YUM! I always leave my house without keys for some reason. It's hard to drive without them.

At March 14, 2011 at 5:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pack my lunch every single day. I never eat out. I can't. I can not leave my office during the day so eating out is not happening. Plus, there is nothing near my office so that's helpful. If I forget my lunch I can order from a nearby deli and they deliver, but that's expensive so I just don't forget my lunch.

Baked potatoes are okay.

I forget books for work, or my phone.

At March 14, 2011 at 5:35 PM , Anonymous Michelle (The Runner's Plate) said...

I always pack my lunch!

I literally pack a 10-12 different things in my lunch so I have several options and can eat what I'm craving. Plus I never know how hungry I'm going to be!

I'm not a huge fan of baked potatoes.

At March 14, 2011 at 5:45 PM , Anonymous Chelsea said...

Since I teach at an Elementary school there really are no choices for us, so I pack a lunch everyday else I would be living off of chicken patties and mashed potatoes and gravy.
I pack breakfast and lunch along with two snacks everyday. I find that it helps my budget too. Alot of other teachers go out so much, I wish I could but I can't afford it. Plus, I spend time on my lunches making yummy salads and pita chips.
Today as I was heading out the door I got all the way to the bottom of my apartment and to my car and realized I grabbed my signifigant others keys instead of mine, grr....
Not a huge fan of bake potatoes, if I eat them I put ketchup on them.

At March 14, 2011 at 6:03 PM , Blogger trisha*n said...

I pack my lunch every night! Well, of the school week of course. I love it, because I get allll the food I want. But it would be nice to eat at home :)

At March 14, 2011 at 6:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pack my lunch everyday! It is def the way to go!
Love baked potatoes especially with lots of cheese!
I forget my phone all the time!

At March 14, 2011 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Beth said...

I would be so upset if I left all of my food at home! I forgot my chocolate today and I barely made it through the day... and that was with the help of a coworkers birthday ice cream cake

At March 14, 2011 at 6:17 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I only have classes 3 days a week right now, so I bring my lunch for those days. I would much rather eat at home or buy my lunch but I'm poor. But also very, very sick of sandwiches :(

I love baked potatoes with ranch dressing. Yum!

I usually forget either my phone or a jacket.

At March 14, 2011 at 6:37 PM , Anonymous chelsey @ clean eating chelsey said...

I would freak out if I left my lunch at home, even though I know I could go out and get something to eat. It would just be the principle of the matter that I freak out when things don't go my way. :)

At March 14, 2011 at 6:39 PM , Anonymous Chelsea said...

Love all the race pictures! So inspirational that everyone is so pround of themselves. When I was working I ALWAYS packed my lunch, and my hubbys lunch. There is no reason to pay for food when you have food at home :) Love baked potatos...with mayo and garlic powder and sour cream. I hardly forget anything when running out the door, but when I do its always chapstick.

At March 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM , Blogger Samantha said...

I definitely pack my lunch (usually leftovers). I am so jealous that if you forget your lunch you only have to pay $3.00. In downtown DC if I forget my lunch it means i'm probably out at least $8.00! Ughh. Usually I forget my ipod if I'm running out the door.

p.s. how excited are you about the bachelor finale ronight!?! wooo hooo!!!

At March 14, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Alyssa said...

True story - last week my friend and I had a living social deal for a burger place with no veggies, so I roasted broccoli, forgot the broccoli, and drove like 20 minutes out of my way to go home and get the broccoli. I'm super cool like that. I pack lunch every day because our school lunch is disgusting and forgetting my lunch is my greatest fear. I LOVE baked potatoes!

At March 14, 2011 at 6:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i always pack my lunch every day. and dinner too if i'm working late. i totally understand the pure terror of forgetting it!

and omg i am SO emailing you a good race pic of me...or not race pic but post race pic of me being a dork :)

At March 14, 2011 at 6:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always forget the one thing I need most, like my ipod when going to the gym or my water bottle when leaving for classes all day! You should set an alarm or notification in the morning reminding you of your lunch :)
The race photos are so motivating, but I never look good while running. I end up with some weird face in all the pictures.

At March 14, 2011 at 6:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovin the race pics!!!! =D
And your lunch looks AMAZING!

At March 14, 2011 at 6:56 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I live close to my office, so I come home for lunch every day. I'm too cheap and health conscious to eat out all the time!

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE baked potatoes. I eat the whole thing, skin and all. Topped with salsa. YUM!

I most frequently forget my ipod on the way to the gym. It makes me so mad!

At March 14, 2011 at 6:56 PM , Blogger Britt Burns Kelly said...

Janae thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, you are too kind.

P.S. Baked potatoes with melted parmesan cheese are amazing

At March 14, 2011 at 7:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i totally make my lunch and my husband's everyday... occasionally he will get lunch at work (they have vendors come into his company everyday) and sometimes i'll buy lunch out on campus but it's pretty rare. :)

At March 14, 2011 at 7:35 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

My high school life consisted of a baked potato every single day for lunch.... I also had water because it was free :) and the only other option was milk or Hawaiian punch .... ewwww.

At March 14, 2011 at 8:13 PM , Anonymous Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife said...

I don't like baked potatoes...I mostly eat at home, but if I am at work, I will always pack a lunch (my momma taught me well!!)

At March 14, 2011 at 8:15 PM , Blogger Heather Forcey said...

I take my lunch to school every day. Only once in a while do I splurge and eat out. Our lunch is so short that it's hard to go anywhere. It's also easier for me to control my food when I pack a lunch.

I love baked potatoes. Yum. Especially with butter, sour cream, onions, cheese and bacon bits. Sadly, I do not usually eat them with all that stuff on them. That's just how I would LIKE to eat them all the time!

If we forget stuff it is usually kid related. Once we left the house without the diaper bag. How can a fairly experienced mom even consider walking out of the house with a baby but no diaper bag? Thankfully the diaper bag days are behind us.

At March 14, 2011 at 8:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love baked potatoes and I usually just microwave them, so they're so easy as a side dish if I'm lazy....which is often. But also good when I spend too much time on the main dish!

Yep I pack lunch everyday. Where I work, food is a lot more than $3, so it would definitely add up to buy lunch all the time, plus I'd get sick of the food court options.

And ugh I hate forgetting my phone at home. That's probably my most frequently forgotten item too.

At March 14, 2011 at 8:40 PM , Blogger Nat said...

I love the exercise photos, so cool! What a great way to celebrate people, Janae.

I pack my lunch for school and snack #1 and #2 as well :).

I LOVE baked potatoes. We do a "headlamp run" at our house once a week on Thursday nights during the winter - where our teammates show up with headlamps and a baked potato fixing. We bake the potatoes, go for a run together and then everyone feasts afterwards - it's totally awesome!

What I most often forget when I sail out the door in the AM is to take my iron and multivitamin, meh. I'm working on this problem though.

Happy week to you!

At March 14, 2011 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Rene said...

I'm a SAHM so I eat lunch at home most days. My kids take their lunch every day too. School lunches are expensive and so unhealthy.
When I forget something it is my cell phone.
Love the pictures. What an inspiration. I can't wait to see the rest.

At March 14, 2011 at 8:54 PM , Blogger Kiley said...

Love the pics...this was a fun idea. Thanks for sharing them!!

At March 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM , Blogger gloryrunning said...

Thanks for linking me! Love the race pics idea - so fun =)

I always bring my lunch, and most often I forget my phone. Although, when I used to work out at school in the EARLY mornings...I forgot my pants. Three times. I am a slow learner.

At March 14, 2011 at 9:25 PM , Blogger Natalie Cates said...

Forgetting a wonderfully packed lunch is the WORST! I pack my lunch probably 4 out of the 5 work days. I also have a lunch suitcase - it looks like everyone else's "teacher bag" but mine is filled with food. I never want to be hungry and not have anything to eat! I'll eat from the school cafeteria (usually baked tilapia or a large salad with veggies) about once a week.

I do love baked potatoes! Sweet potatoes are my favorite though.

Sometimes I have to go straight from teaching to teaching zumba and i have forgotten my socks several times. I have forgotten my lunch once or twice. I never forget my phone (sad). :)

Love the pictures!

At March 14, 2011 at 9:49 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

I'm usually pretty good about not forgetting stuff at home, leaving stuff at work is another story. I always leave my coffe mugs, tupperware, lipgloss, and other random things at the office.

Love baked potatoes. Topped with sour cream and mango salsa. Yum yum.

And i always pack my lunch, unless i have lunch plans with friends or something. But i always have snacks. Always! :)

At March 14, 2011 at 10:37 PM , Blogger naomi said...

i love that you're doing this because it gives me new blogs to read! great idea!

At March 14, 2011 at 11:37 PM , Blogger Katy said...

Aw, I love the race photo features! :)

At March 15, 2011 at 4:54 AM , Blogger Wilesthing said...

If there is something I'm afraid I'll forget I will sometimes put my car keys with it. That way I'm not going anywhere until I remember where I put my keys. Stick your car keys in the fridge on top of your suitcase!

At March 15, 2011 at 5:56 AM , Anonymous Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn said...

Nooo you forgot your lunch!! That has happened to me before, thank goodness my mom is a sweetie and can bring it to me so I don't eat a chair:)

I always forget my workout bag!! But then again my mom is a sweetie:)

At March 15, 2011 at 6:05 AM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

I pack my and Mike's lunches everyday. We definitely can't afford to go out to lunch everyday, plus I'd have to go out like three times a day considering how much food I consume everyday! I've forgotten my lunch a couple of times, but luckily I go home midday to walk the dog.

Good thing your school has good lunches!

At March 15, 2011 at 6:05 AM , Blogger KP said...

I gotta do you pack lunches/snacks so they're still fresh by lunch time? I made tuna salad yesterday and by the time I went to eat it, it was dry and disgusting so I bought my lunch anyway. Advice! I love your money saving mindset!

At March 15, 2011 at 7:08 AM , Anonymous Cyndi @ Weightless Life said...

I pack my lunch everyday, because my school food isn't that healthy. I love baked potatoes, and I have a tendency to forget my phone, or my wallet.

At March 15, 2011 at 7:11 AM , Blogger Missy said...

I take my lunch every day, that way I save money and right now it's easy because since I have given up meat, I have very restricted lunch choices lol
Baked potatos are the best, I don't eat them that often but I always try to have one every couple of weeks, I like mine with cheese and salsa.
I have forgotten my lunch before (which also contains my breakfast) but I have started bringing multiple packets of oatmeal and put in my desk in case I forget sometimes lol

At March 15, 2011 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I always pack my lunch. Not only am I against spending money on lunch, I know my lunch will be much healthier than getting lunch out. :-)

Baked potatoes are ok. I prefer baked sweet potatoes.

At March 15, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

I pack my lunch everyday and eat at work. We used to go out once or twice a week, but I stopped going with everyone. Too unhealthy and too expensive!!

I luuurve baked potatoes, soso yummy.

I always forget where I put my keys when I'm rushing out the door, even though they're usually in the same place everyday..haha

At March 15, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Running Girl said...

I'm a dedicated lunch packer. I work in an area with about 15 different restaurants attached to my office, & I have no self-control. If I don't bring my lunch, scary things jump into my hands at lunch time. Like, a cheeseburger + fries + a milkshake. + Maybe a frozen yogurt topped with crushed oreos. Not that I've ever done that. . .

Anyway, I usually bring leftovers or a spinach salad topped with grilled chicken. And cottage cheese. I LOOOOVE cottage cheese as my dressing. And fruit. Vegetables/hummus. Luna bars. Edamame. Nuts. You name it, I have it as a snack for work. Oh, and banana chocolate chip muffins.

I forget something for the gym pretty regularly. A few weeks ago it was pants. Hard to run without pants. ;-)

At March 15, 2011 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Emily @ said...

I always pack my lunch. I think buying it every day is way too expensive and you have limited options. I like bringing tons of fruits and veggies and good things to snack on throughout the day.

I forgot my lunch once last year, same day I forgot my wallet. I realized when I pulled into the parking lot at work (which is an hour from home) and got so upset because I plan my day by my snacks! Haha it was not a good experience! Sorry you forgot your lunch! Good thing you had some emergency oatmeal - I keep oatmeal and granola bars in my desk drawer for emergencies! :)


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