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Monday, March 7, 2011

What's on my mind.

1. One of the best lessons my mother-in-law has taught me thus far is how to correctly dip an oreo (or in my case the store off-brand cookie because I am cheap) into milk.

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Okay, maybe not the best thing she has taught me but try it.  Stick the fork through the creme and dip.  No messy fingers or losing the cookie in the milk.  Enjoy and let's just keep this between us, you can share with your family but let's stop there because I might look into patenting it.

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2.  I accidentally spent the first 15 minutes of one of my classes discussing who was going to win the Bachelor.  I may have gotten into a minor debate with a student but I apologized and then taught them about Sports Nutrition.  I am looking forward to tonights episode (by looking forward I mean counting down the minutes and already mentally preparing myself for all of the drama that is about to occur.)

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I am going to watch The Bachelor tonight with these lovely ladies.  They are the best at discussing the deep meanings, theories and philosophies of this show and I can't wait to analyze every detail with them!

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3.  On a completely random note I wanna chat about something I have been thinking about a lot.

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(PS I do realize I am wearing the same shirt as yesterday.  The challenge will lie in if I wear it tomorrow too.)

Perception is kind of a big deal, especially when it comes to what stresses us out.

I cause my own stress.  I take something that wouldn't stress normal people out and turn it into a big deal.  To the point it makes my stomach hurt.

Is it normal to be nervous about a speed workout for 48 hours because what if my mile repeats are 6:25's instead of 6:20's?  Probably not.

It is so silly because a health lesson, a tempo run or an email will keep me up late at night thinking about every last detail.

But this is going to change.  No more worrying about things excessively.

I really need to remember that it is just running, or it is just a blog, or it is just a spin class.  In the long run all I can do is my best and excessively worrying about things and trying to make them perfect is not going to help me.  It just makes me stressed and feel like my lungs are going to explode.

So........

-No one, no workout, no nothing in life can always be perfect.

-It is okay if I don't teach a perfect spin class, with the perfect songs and if I stutter a million times throughout class.

-It is okay if I don't always have the 'perfect' lesson for my students, if my workout doesn't go exactly as it is supposed to or that my dishes are piled so high that they are touching the ceiling.

-It is okay (and necessary) to take some time every day to just sit there and just be by yourself with no technology, no to-do list making and chillax.

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Are you a worrier?  Do the things that stress you out, stress other people out?

-Yep, I think I got it from my mom;) Some of the things that stress me out would probably make people laugh out loud if they knew.

Do you take out time everyday to just relax and let yourself unwind without thinking about anything?!?!

-Nope, but starting today I am scheduling 20 minutes into my day for MENTAL HEALTH!! I am writing it in my day planner even:)

Which one is your favorite........Regular oreo's, double stuffed oreos, the one's with mint in the middle or golden oreo's?  Do you dip your cookies in milk?

-Double stuffed oreo's are the best creation ever.  Milk is a necessity with cookies.

126 Comments:

At March 7, 2011 at 12:44 PM , Blogger Rose said...

That is a GENIUS method to eat oreos. Now I will have to hunt down some double stuff (my fav) for this week's cheat day. YUM.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Caitlin said...

I'm way with you on causing my own stress, I am a huge worrier but I know I stress about dumb little things so I try to be a "problem solver" as MY mom had taught me! I try to let myself chill right before bed so I don't wake up stressed and I'm way into double stuffed as well! Have an amazing week!
xoxo

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Legs said...

Sometimes I think you're speaking to me directly when you write your posts. ;) I'm SUCH a worrier!!!! I've been stressing myself out for months because I've been so worried about pleasing these two girls I can never please. I've neglected other happiness in my life and just become consumed with worry. I too have decided to take a deep breath and appreciate all the love I have in my life and not worry if I can't please everyone. :D I'm taking it one day at a time. I wish you luck in your resolution!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:49 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

I don't eat oreo's (hides under table)... Really I don't like them, I never have.

I stress about a LOT of things, but I have to sit back remember that it is the NON PERFECT things that make life so fun and enjoyable, the things that don't go quite right :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM , Blogger Runners Fuel said...

I usually get stressed out the day before my race or a long run. Like tomorrow, I have my first 10 miler and I'm freaking! I know I'll do my best, I'm just afraid that something (like my blister right now) will hold me back from somethig I know I can do.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:51 PM , Blogger The McGuire's said...

I am 100% a worrier!! I'm shocked i haven't given myself ulcers!! I think the fact that i'm such a planner doesn't help my worrying :)

PS...Peanut Butter oreos are the way to go!!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:52 PM , Blogger trisha*n said...

When I was in high school, my volleyball coach required us to spend 15 minutes a day (at least) visualizing. And we always had to do it before games. It calmed us down and was mental prep for our game. I wish i did it more now...even if it isn't to prepare me for a run or anything. Just prepare me for life!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:52 PM , Anonymous Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run said...

I never take time to myself - and then I get mad when I see my husband doing it for himself. Ugh, what's wrong with me?

Double stuff is def the best, but I've been loving the peanut butter oreos lately!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM , Blogger Chelsea said...

Great post! I love the "no one, nothing can be perfect every time" ;)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM , Anonymous Dorry said...

We're on the same wavelength! You know I'm a worrier - I've posted about it a million times. I see improvements, but then the circumstances change and I find myself worrying again. Turn to God! Prayer is so powerful. :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

That is a seriously awesome way to dip your oreos! Too bad I never buy them because I'll eat the entire thing as soon as they're opened. Oh well.

I'm usually not much of a worrier mostly because I have a terrible memory and I usually forget when I should be stressed out about something. That being said, there are definitely some big things/relationships out there that worry me. I try to be laid back and get perspective on things before I completely freak out, if I can.

I love your posts lately. They show who you really are and really make me think.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM , Blogger Jill said...

I love real Oreos in milk, regular ones, but I gotta eat the middles out first and then let the cookie get soaked up with milk. Yum!!

I'm a worrier...but as much as I try not to be, I think it's embedded in me.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:55 PM , Blogger Meredith said...

YES! That i SOOO me! I am such a worrier! Everyone close to me knows I worry about stuff I can't control. Even my boss!! I don't know why I do it. I know I do it, but I can't help myself! If you figure it out, let me know! It causes me so much stress! So I feel your pain girly! Even when I tell myself oh well, I can't change it, its out of my control. It is better, but I still worry. I need to do that & take some time for my mental health too! Such a good idea!!

I try to take time out just to relax, but I have trouble sitting still when there's laundry to be folded or dirty dishes in the sink, even when I'm exhausted.

I can't wait to try the fork thing on my oreos!!! That's genius! I like mint oreos... I'm a mint/chocolate nut!

Try to relax girly & I'll do the same. :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:55 PM , Blogger Rachel McPhillips said...

I stress and overanalyze everything. I try to just veg out and not think about stuff, but it's hard. I really dig the golden oreo's but its hard to not still love the regular oreos. :) PS- I think you rock even if somedays you don't feel rockstar. Just remember, every day, you are out there inspiring others to be the best they can, and that my friend, is way awesome.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Blogger BigHappyFamily said...

I am the biggest worrier. Ever. Ever. Really.

I do not take time to relax each day. Who has the time? But, I should. Tonight I have a 'rest' day which will include the jacuzzi, so this is a good step.

Mint oreos ... no contest.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:57 PM , Blogger ShutUpandRun said...

I am a worrier, but I am getting better. The older I get the more I realize that tough stuff happens and it usually is not what you worry about or anticipate. The real goal is being able to be in the moment and not panic. To not live in yesterday's imperfections or tomorrow's what-ifs. The absolute best thing we can do is let go of the need to control and make it all perfect. It's a much better and more sane way to live.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Linda said...

Dear Janae, I have no idea where you got your worrying problem. By the way don't stop by tonight, I am going to bed early. I didn't get much sleep last night. (I was only THINKING about whether you were going to blame me for your worrying problems on your blog.) Hahahah. Just kidding. Stop by anytime. I love you! Mom

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I used to worry all the time. I had a good reason to worry and then when that reason went away...I still worried. I'm blessed with wonderful people in my life and as a mom I think it's inevitable that I will worry a little everyday about their safety and happiness. But I've definitely gotten better at worrying less about things that are unimportant in the grander scheme of life. Right now I'm in need of a technology break. Not so much for worrying purposes..but because my head has been POUNDING lately for several days in a row and I think computer screen staring might be part of the culprit. :(

 
At March 7, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous Lisa @ I'm an Okie said...

I used to be a worrier, but I'm not nearly as bad I used to be. I think once you realize the kinds of things you COULD be focusing on instead of worrying, you will be amazed. You can focus on so much and get so much accomplished when you aren't worried about every little detail.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

Double stuffed oreos is where it's at!
A tip to remember chillaxing time: I set an alarm on my phone to go off everyday. It works great.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:01 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

Love this post! Lol. I love that you chatted with students about the bachelor. :) i bet all your students think you are the coolest teacher.

I get stressed out all the time... I'm usually just going along all fine and dandy and it will be something small that finally sends me over the edge and then i go into crazy mode. Not pretty. And I'm a lil embarrassed to admit that.

You should read my cousin's wife's blog. It will definitely make you appreciate life and no longer sweat the small issues.
www.btford.blogspot.com

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:01 PM , Blogger Joanna said...

I'm a big worry-bug. I hate it. Sometimes I literally have to tell myself, STOP it! I, too create something out of nothing and thank God I found a hubby that tells me when I need to calm down. It's nice to hear that I'm not alone!

My favorite oreo is the one that is crumbled into vanilla ice cream....:::drrooool:: You are a bad influence on me!! haha When you come visit me in Cali, you need to make it up to me by giving me running tips...then we'll go out for some yummy sweet treats!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM , Blogger Matty O said...

Crap... all women posted already. Well, I will say it anyways. You stress out and worry because you are a woman. Face the facts :) haha.

I don't stress. Used to and then realized it was such a waste of time and majority of the things in life are beyond my control anyways.

NOW, onto the real topic here... oreos. NEVER did it that way?! I like to dip them in and let the cookie suck up the milk. I apply a precise amount of pressure to the cookie edge I am holding and when the cookie breaks (only one side breaks) that means it has the proper milk content absorbed and it is ready to eat. Simple. No utensils needed.

If no milk is available, mint oreos win... hands down!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

DON'T WORRY Janae!! Just chilllll and eat lots of Oreos. I'm a big worrier but a firm believer that there is nothing in life that the power of prayer and chocolate chips can't solve:)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Katy said...

I worry about some things, but I don't think it's too bad. In fact, I may need to worry a little more.. Haha. I love all oreos, except the golden ones. I need chocolate!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:07 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I have those same mugs!!! And those print dishes too. Soul mates! Love it.

I'm definitely a dipper. I would dip everything if I could.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:09 PM , Blogger spiffykerms said...

I get pains in my stomach too about EVERYTHING. Whether I have to grocery shop after work, or say today - going to mt CrossFit class, which I've been going to fairly frequently for 3 weeks. When is the nerves going to go away? I don't think mine ever will. I've been a nervous worrier forever. I get stomach sick (well butt sick lol TMI?) before soccer games too.

Sigh.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:11 PM , OpenID runyogarepeat said...

I am the same way, and I think I spend more time worrying about small things vs big things. Yoga & running always help me clear my mind & think through things. Even better relaxation is the hot tub we have at home - good thing I'm on spring break to take full advantage of it!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:11 PM , Anonymous Cyndi @ Weightless Life said...

I am a constant worrier. I can always find something to worry about, but lucky the husband keeps my focused on the really important things.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Stefanie D. said...

Oh my goodness. I am SUCH a worrier. My Mom worried about EVERYTHING (don't worry, she still does) growing up, and I would tease her, and tell her, "IT'S OK MOM!!!". And alas' here I am, a compulsive worrier as well. Ironic?? Does my mom point this out to me? Yes.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:17 PM , Blogger Maria said...

I used to be much more of a worrier, and then I read something that said "ask yourself, will this matter ina years time? If the answer is no, then stop worrying about it"- it helped me priotitise a lot more, and get much less stressed than I used to :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:17 PM , Blogger Angela (the diet book junkie) said...

double stuffed oreos, duh! :)

i used to be a worry, then someone it clicked that things NEVER turn out as badly as you think they will. like you said, we often cause our own stress! good luck on scheduling your mental health, i might have to steal that idea. ;)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Jody, RD said...

I'm a selective worrier. I worry about certain things too much and then I'm super laid back about other things. I've been surprised at how I'm such a laid back parent. I was sure I'd be such a worrier!

I actually don't like oreos. I get annoyed and how they get stuck in your teeth.

I think that exercise is my unwind time. It's my time to focus on me, think about what I want to think about and not deal with the daily stresses of life.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Elizabeth Cheek said...

Double stuff only!!! The cheapo WM brand are pretty good. I actually eat them almost every night with vanilla ice cream and choc. Sauce. You inspire me Janae in life and in running. As my running improves, so do I! Hugs and I swear I am coming to Utah!!! My hubs and I were recently/are very impressed with BYU's stand re: their honor code.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

I too will be watching the Bachelor! Can't wait!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:29 PM , OpenID lunachickruns.com said...

I am such a worrier, it is ridiculous. I get it from my mom's mom. I worry about everything even though I know deep down most of it is silly.

I don't like oreos. Blasphemy, I know. I do like them in cookies & cream ice cream. Does that count?

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Mrs. D said...

today has been one of those days!! sometimes i think im not cut out to be a teacher because i worry about every student who is not passing/showing up/liking my projects/doing assignments well/cheating/upset at me/dissapointing others.... i worry ALL THE TIME over EVERYTHING!!! join the club :)

I just need to let things go, too. I love double stuffed oreos. can we get together next weekend at golden spoon??? best ice cream place everrr. i have 2 for 1 coupons!!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM , Blogger MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

Double stuffed original all the way, they can't be beat. You literally just described me when you talked about the way you worry and obsess. I think I may need to start scheduling mental health into my planner too! Great pictures :-)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM , Blogger Siobhan @sio 'n the run said...

I'm such a worrier it's ridiculous. I'm trying not to care about things that happen but it's just so hard!

It's a great idea to take a 20 minute mental health break. I try to lay down and "rest" my eyes for atleast 15 minutes every evening. But honestly, it's been hard to remember to do it.

I'm an original oreo kind of girl. But I do love the double stuffed. The middle part is the best!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:38 PM , Blogger Jeri said...

ahhh I'm the biggest worrier too. It sucks. I even realize after the fact that whatever it is I freaked out about doesn't really matter that much, but still doesn't help in future situations. Silly brain!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM , OpenID athleticsandalcohol said...

Are you a worrier? Do the things that stress you out, stress other people out?

All I do is worry! It's really bad. I've gotten slightly better since college, but I tend to panic very badly when something goes wrong and it takes me forever to calm down. I also lose a lot of sleep at night pondering things like "Did I buy enough cheese to last me until Friday?" "Will I finish this paper that is due in 3 weeks?" "Did I remember to send my boss that email that I have a dr.'s appt in May?"

Do you take out time everyday to just relax and let yourself unwind without thinking about anything?!?!

I really don't, but I am trying to add at least 15 minutes of not doing anything to my day.

Which one is your favorite........Regular oreo's, double stuffed oreos, the one's with mint in the middle or golden oreo's? Do you dip your cookies in milk?

Mint and double stuff, tied. And yes, milk is a must!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:48 PM , Blogger MuncherCruncher said...

Oh I have missed you! I really am stealing you to come with me to AZ next time. Even if it's just a last minute quick trip like this weekend was! You need to be there. I CAN'T WAIT for the bachelor tonight, And you just made me want an oreo shake with this post...THAT is my favorite way to eat oreos. Preferably the mint ones, because mint and chocolate were meant to go together. Oh, and yes I'm a worrier. About everything :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Rae said...

I love, love, love OREOs!!! My favorite is Double Stuffed for sure! I MUST dunk them in milk. If I don't have milk, I won't even eat one. Seriously my favorite treat. And I love Oreo Blizzards too. Now I want some!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:52 PM , Blogger funderson said...

I used to be a big time worrier..I call it "awful-izing"...because that's all it is...making reality awful.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM , Blogger Ms. Martha Lilian said...

Oh my gosh, I am always freaking out about those things and I'm the type who if I feel like I'm not going to do something perfectly, then I just give up rather than giving it my best go. Every other week I tell myself I'm going to quit running because I'll never be fast enough or be able to run long enough to make it worthwhile and I forget just how much progress I've made.

It is important to stop and smell the roses every once and a while and focus on how awesome you are!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM , Blogger LoriV. said...

I am the biggest worrier on the blog--hey I smell a blog title in the future! I can worry about the slightest things. I have a relaxation CD which I am supposed to listen to everyday which lasts 25 minutes. So far I've listened to it 2x in about 6 months. Must. Make. Time.

I do not love oreos, but I'd go with the regular. The cream filling is too waxy for me in the Double Stuffs. I know, the horrors! I'd prefer a snickerdoodle! ;)

Hey, visit my blog because I'm having a purple sign giveaway that I think you'll love!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:02 PM , OpenID evamadera said...

I definitely used to be a worrier. Almost like clockwork I would have a breakdown at the beginning of each semester in college when I looked at all the stuff I had to do. (Then I would laugh at myself at the end of the semester when I had a ton of extra time.) God is definitely working in me though. I can already feel a change.
I didn't used to give myself downtime. I've just recently started and I don't ever want to go back!
I actually like mini oreos the best.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:04 PM , Blogger alicebakes said...

I am such a worrier! but i spend all day being lazy/procrastinating then i lie awake all night thinking about what i could've done or ha i need to do! sucks! if i read blogs before bed ill be u all night thinking about the recipes and what i want to try it all gives me twists in my tummy too! but i think i'll join in trying to let it all just goooo.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:09 PM , Anonymous Bobbi said...

Girl you are not alone. It's all about BEST POSSIBLE!! It's all about laughing at yourself (which I love that you do often) it's all about not living the perfect life, but living YOUR perfect life. Don't let one seocond pass you by that you are not thankful for the life God has given you :) Best Possible!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:10 PM , OpenID keepingupwithkaren said...

Yep, I'm pretty terrible for worrying!! My two cents: all you can do is your best. A big thing I worry about is people I care about and whether I offend them inadvertently. I end up feeling guilty alot and dwelling on things I've said to people having no idea if they even still remember what I'm dwelling on. But I've come to decide that as long as I don't mean to offend people, I should put it out of my mind. That results in me being easier to be around anyway. Less dwelly Karen = less irritable Karen!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:12 PM , OpenID hungry-dancer.com said...

I have my moments when it comes to worrying...some things make me crazy!!! I try not to sweat the small stuff though!! I love the new way to dip oreos!!!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:26 PM , Blogger Rene said...

I am not a huge stressor anymore. There comes a certain point when I've done all I can do and I have to let it go - even when I make mistakes. It's one of the best gifts I have given myself.
Double stuffed all the way. They used to make these Big Stuf oreos - about 5 times the size of a normal one. Those were glorious times.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:27 PM , Blogger Cari said...

Oh my....your oreo dipping method is going to be life changing!!! I can't wait to try it with my all time favorite cookie, the regular oreo!

And I have a serious problem with worrying as well. Of course it's all ridiculous things that make other people laugh, but I take it so seriously I give myself anxiety. I also worry so much before races that I make myself sick and then I don't do as well as I could have.

I take 30 min every day and meditate. Sounds weird, but it has really helped me.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:32 PM , OpenID movesnmunchies said...

oh HI Im carrie and im a BIG TIME WORRIER- its bad and it used to be worse. ever since i was a littler tater tot i worried!! its gotten better over th years all thanks to my daddy who talks with me about it! I LOVE this post though.. for reall.. its JUST life- lets live it!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:39 PM , OpenID marathonmaiden said...

i like fried oreos :O

and that first tip?! GENIUS. i am soooo doing this from now on

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:40 PM , OpenID runaroundaroo said...

Honestly, I don't stress out too much, at least not usually. I leave all the stressing out to The Husband - he finds the problems, points them out and then I convince him "its not big deal".

If there is something I start to stress about I write it all out...lots of gibberish, doodles and scribbling, but it helps!

Not the biggest fan of oreos, but that is an awesome way to dip them!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:40 PM , OpenID runmileatatime said...

I have that mug! (Well, I stole it from my mom, but is it really stealing if she knows I took it?) It's my favorite tea-drinking mug :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:42 PM , Blogger J. L. said...

Last summer I had some oreos the night before a race. That was my best race, ever. So I have incorporated a couple oreos into my pasta/carb loading pre-race meal. A fork in the middle...genious!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM , OpenID fitchocoholic said...

I'm such a worrier!!!! I seriously can ruin an entire day worrying about something that will happen next week!!!!

I like regular oreos....I was the weird kid who liked the cookie more than the filling....hahaha

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Cynthia said...

Why didn't I ever think to eat an oreo like that...amazing!
I am not a huge worrier but my bf is. He worries so much sometimes he gets sick.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:07 PM , Anonymous Natalia - a side of simple said...

I really try to look at stress like that, too. There are so many things in life that can overwhelm you if you let them, and you know what? they are so NOT worth it. I do what I can to the best of my ability. Then I just place it in God's hands and ask Him to take care of it for me.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Krista said...

I'm so excited for the Bachelor!!! I can't wait.

I definately worry more than I should. I started doing yoga once a week and that helps, but once a week is not enough! I need to do it more often.

Oh, and I'm a fan of plain old regular Oreos, with or without milk :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:08 PM , Anonymous meredith (Pursuing Balance: Diary of a Dietetic Intern) said...

i like the oreos with pb in the middle!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:16 PM , Anonymous Bess@Bess Be Fit said...

I am the biggest stress ball ever...especially today. I was on the verge of tears and head exploding everywhere type stress for awhile...so I need to work on not having so much anxiety about things!

And right now all I wanna do is eat an entire box of oreos with a gallon of skim milk.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:19 PM , OpenID lovelymissanne said...

Total worrier. I find myself repeating this mantra on a daily basis "Don't worry, be happy" Smiling always makes me feel better to. Fake it till you make it. As far as the oreo question goes- there's no way I could pick just one. I don't like to discriminate. Or maybe I am just a fatty- I LOVE THEM ALL! :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner said...

Cheers to your number 3 Janae!!! That's awesome that you are even writing it down in your planner so you don't forget to give yourself that relaxation time.

I definitely get stressed out... but I try not to. My husband is sooooo relaxed and I am so the opposite, so he keeps me balanced.
I most definitely dunk my cookies haha it's not the same if i don't. and i can't believe I haven't thought of your dunking technique before... i'm so stealing it!!

Have a great speed workout... and remember.. don't be so hard on yourself!! :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:26 PM , Blogger my little celebration said...

I honestly am not that much of a worrier. Sometimes I like to try and fix things by myself, but usually without much success. Honestly, I think my sister is the worrier out of the two of us. Plus, Jesus says not to worry, so I try and heed that command : ).

My favorite OREO is the original. I'm so old school, I know.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:31 PM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

youre right about worrying. i worry about what people think of me and get all in a tizzy about it. (yeah... tizzy.) remembering that it's "just" a run IS important!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Julia said...

i love double stuffed oreos...i dip them in milk...but first...i break them a part and put the two frosting sides together to make one quadruple stuffed cookie :)

I definitely stress myself out but am getting better by just breathing more. Today I started yoga so hopefully that will help too :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:40 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I am definitely a worrier. But I've been dealing with it better the past couple of years. I tend to not sweat the petty stuff as much now, and I no longer watch the news. Ever. Don't watch it, read it, and try not to hear about it. It stresses me out sooooo bad. I mostly worry about money and my job now. I don't think that'll ever go away. At least not until we win the lottery.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:45 PM , Blogger Rachelle Wardle said...

ahhh girl I am so glad you shared this. I stress way too much about not being good enough at running, my job, ect. The main thing I have found that helps me is thinking about others more and not thinking about myself so much. Since I have done this I have not stressed out about silly things in my life nearly as much.

I HATE milk but I love me some cookies of any flavor. :) Have a great day.

P.S. your muscles are looking massive in that pic.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 3:57 PM , Blogger winstead family said...

*raising hand. worry WART over here! you are so completely normal. but one thing i try to remember is that God never intended for us to worry. "cast all your cares on Him because he cares for you." (not sure of the reference right off hand, but that is the verse. :)

smile...you are so inspirational.

i love oreos, but i never eat them. :( i don't know when to stop!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger XLMIC said...

AFter finally realizing that worrying doesn't change the outcome, I am figuring out how to NOT worry ... as much :P

Figuring this out at your tender age puts you way ahead of the masses!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 4:26 PM , Blogger Keri said...

Great post! oh my gosh. Everything stresses me out. I am such a worrier, but I am working on it!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 4:30 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

I wish I could be in your spinning class. I am a stresser, but not an oreo fan. :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Amanda@runninghood said...

Ha! This is so along the lines of what I was thinking about today. I spent all morning worrying about whether or not I have been pushing it too hard too soon and if I will peak too soon because of it. I'm going to chalk it all up to learning. I think worrying is something I'm better at now that I'm older but I still struggle with it sometimes. :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 4:46 PM , Blogger EBURNS said...

Here are two things that have changed my life completely.
#1 Believe that God has you exactly where He wants you at all times. If you live that trust in your heart you stop guess, checking, worrying, wondering what you should do more, less, differently.......give God the control......and live. (This takes practice like anything else, but a habit that will change you life in a way you never knew possible.)
#2 embrace your anxiety/worry. I had a negative dialog with myself over some of the things I worry about (you would laugh out loud at mine too). I did not other to know that I worried about such stupid things because I thought it showed weakness. By admitting it others and loving myself in spite of it I have been able to effect others dealing with anxiety, and that really goes back to #1, knowing God wanted me for this purpose.

20 minutes of stillness.......YES, it makes me the best wife, friend, daughter, teacher, I can be.
**hugs**

 
At March 7, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Kacie Darden said...

Oh girl! I understand. Part of what makes you LOVE running is also what makes you go a little crazy. I think a balance is good, but a little bit of crazy is ok too :-) It is part of what makes you a great athlete. Do what you can, accept it, and then come back to the track next week ready to kill it.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Kacie Darden said...

OH! I told my husband about your blog, and he is totally on Billy's side about the socks. He would like an update on how the matching is going :-)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 4:59 PM , Anonymous Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn said...

DOUBLE STUF! Slash I am such a worry wart, I worry about thee stupidest things and they would make people laugh too. Unforch I am a crazykins and that is how life goes.

BUT you are a beasty and I cannot wait to see the bachelor ahhhhh! Have fun love dove!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 5:10 PM , Blogger Little Miss Runshine said...

I worry and stress out sometimes. But sometimes I just I act on emotionso don't have time to worry! But have been working on thinking things through more!

My me time is usually during my runs and I completely zone out. I also have me time on the train commute to work!

I love the mint oreos!!!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 5:11 PM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

The M-I-L is onto something! Double stuffed for me, the more filling the better! That's why I choose corner pieces of cake--more icing!

Another worthy post!! I think we can all relate--is that a female thing maybe? Or a runner thing? We are expected to do it all and look good in the process?!! I will be anxious to hear how your mental relaxation goes--you're already onto someting by making time for it!!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

and this is why we loe JANAE! Becuase first of all, we can relate! And second of all, you are true to yourself. I worry too, about the silliest things, but my husband keeps me grounded. Life is to short to sweat the small stuff. I love you friend. You are near and dear to my heart!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Huge worrier, but mostly about money and the future (lame because I'm pretty responsible and things usually work out someway).

They had strawberry oreos for awhile- the best!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Three Girls and a Dad! said...

I am a worrier ! I get anxiety about the silliest things and it drives my husband crazy! Running helps ease the anxiety, but with two babies and being sick, I have missed a couple days of running and I can feel the build-up....

I hate Oreo's! If I had to eat them, I would the golden ones for sure.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 5:34 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

Did you see one of my recent posts?? Im my own worst enemy...

 
At March 7, 2011 at 5:47 PM , Blogger Southern Sober Girl Runs said...

Easy does it. That is my favorite saying. Easy does it every day.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 5:56 PM , Blogger Meg O @watchmegorun said...

I stress about everything, but I'm working on it. I try to decompress every day. Running helps with that. I love double stuffed oreos and love to dip em in milk! Good luck finding that balance, I'm sure you will. Ps check out my blog, I'm hosting a giveaway!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 6:02 PM , Blogger Run with Jess said...

Reading your blog might make me go purchase Oreos - double stuff please. If that is the case, I will gain a couple pounds, then have to hunt you down....

 
At March 7, 2011 at 6:32 PM , Anonymous chelsey @ clean eating chelsey said...

I have horrible stress - and I do it all to myself. My mom constantly tells me she doesn't know why I get so stressed out because I am so blessed (agreed), but I just like everything to be "perfect" which I'm sure you can relate to. I'm getting better and trying to let things be, but it's HARD!!!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 6:41 PM , Blogger Colleen Pitmon said...

You had some great points/ideas in this post!!!

I loved the oreo dipping technique! I also loved what you said about taking time to just chill. No technology, no tv. I dont think I could tell you the last time I did that, but I like the idea of it :) Def going to try sometime!!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 6:51 PM , Blogger Trying To Heal said...

always worried about something; drives me crazy! hah!

and i'm not a fan of oreos; i know, shoot me. i'd rather eat chocolate chip cookies with walnuts in them dunked in milk (err, soy milk i suppose since i can't have milk). :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 6:55 PM , Anonymous Kate said...

Love this post - you are so right! I am a huge worrier and realize it's silly, but need reminders like this! Hugs!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 7:12 PM , Blogger athletic chick said...

Yes, I can totally relate to worrying about things! Part of what makes a good athlete is someone who's conscientious and driven... which usually involves worrying too. My friends think I'm crazy for worrying as much as I do about how long it will be before my injury heals.

Good for you for taking time for yourself! The rest of the world (including the blog world) will still be there. :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 7:15 PM , Anonymous Kori said...

I am alll about the Double Stuf!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 8:38 PM , Blogger Lucy said...

I woke up a minimum of six times before my first invitational. So, yes. I would dub myself a worrier.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 8:55 PM , Anonymous Cara said...

I inflict so much stress upon myself! I am always worrying about silly little things and it drives me crazy as well as everyone around me.
20 minutes of unscheduled time during the day sounds fabulous!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Heather Forcey said...

I worry about so many things. It is one of my least favorite personality traits. I worry about things that haven't even happened yet. For instance, I have a 6-year-old, but I worry about which high school to send him to! This is one of the reasons I run...to keep the worry at bay. If I don't run, the worry takes over and makes me a nut. When I run, I still worry, but at least I feel like I can manage the craziness swirling inside my head! Luckily, most things I worry about cause me stress for a day. Then I tend to get over it.

Regular Oreos are my favorite, but I couldn't tell you the last time I had one.

 
At March 7, 2011 at 9:19 PM , Anonymous Nicole said...

worrying sucks
but i also think it shows how much you care about running, that kind of worrying is whats going to help you achieve your goals because if you didn't stress about it you wouldn't be a competitive runner, you'd be a casual runner who just runs for the love of running (and I'm not saying we dont all love running) I just think this stressing is what separates the exceptional from the mediocre
ps speed work outs scare me too...but you have to give yourself a chance before you decide your not going to be able to run 6:20 miles!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM , OpenID kristensweetly said...

double-stuffed. always in milk, with the fingerprint area providing the perfect amount of crunch at the end. i am, apparently, very serious about oreos.

my worry is almost always self-inflicted, but i have started a meditation practice this week! it's so amazing how it's been forcing me to keep a focus on calming down and centering myself. it's only been a few days. but i can't wait to continue with it. :-)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 9:51 PM , Anonymous christin said...

you are possibly already aware of this but mormoninmanhattan.blogspot.com does the most hilarious bachelor recaps/commentaries ever. check it!

p.s. mint oreos are my fav. love 'em

 
At March 7, 2011 at 10:16 PM , Anonymous Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said...

Oreo cakesters are the best! They have a PB flavor- never tried it but I want to :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 10:42 PM , Blogger Zaneta said...

I do the same thing sometimes... stress myself out over little things... it's silly really... but i realize that I'm only doing it to myself and that it'll turn out the way its supposed to in the end... I have to let go and let God... He's in control... I just have to remember that :)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Allison said...

I just noticed that I am cupping your armpit in that picture. Haha. Glad you still wanna be friends with me. It was an accident, I promise.

Tonight was so fun. Counting down till the Final Rose Ceremony! You should put a countdown ticker on your blog because it's that big of a deal. ;)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 11:48 PM , Anonymous Sarah said...

Ah what a genius idea with the oreo! So simple, yet nothing i would have ever thought of.

And double stuffed all the way. Only to be eaten in milk thought.. The thought of eating a dry oreo is sickening!

 
At March 7, 2011 at 11:52 PM , Blogger Heather Yourex said...

You forgot the BEST OREOS EVER - chocolate dipped! MMMMM

 
At March 7, 2011 at 11:55 PM , Anonymous Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots said...

I love you, you are such an inspiration. I am totally a worrier... About a variety of things. Anxiety runs in my family. I actuallyw rote something semi-about it on Saturday... My little brother (age 13) is now having kind of panic attacks and such, though he's always been anxious it's flaring up a lot more now. My mom worries a TON! I think mine is a little different and ocmes down to tearing myself down internally more than just worrying about things though worry is definitely a part of it.

Acknowledging the fact that your worries are unfounded is definitely a huge piece of it, and your introspeciton is wonderful! You go girl :)

<3
n

 
At March 8, 2011 at 3:27 AM , OpenID runningonwords said...

Double Stuff Oreos fix everything! I'm also a chronic worrier, so I understand your tendency to blow stuff up and let it keep you up all night. I'm sick of worrying, but I also don't know how to stop.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 5:16 AM , Blogger Kara said...

I adore Double Stuf oreos.

I used to worry about a lot of things, but now that I have a baby, I pretty much just worry about her and everything else falls by the wayside. In a way, it's very freeing! But also kinda bad, because I need to worry about my clothing choices again. :)

 
At March 8, 2011 at 5:21 AM , Anonymous RM said...

A Big Hello from India
I have recently started stalking you :) and am having fun!! I like your candid posts and enjoy the energy you bring out... I have recently started running Long Distances and you inspire me to keep up with my training program (btw I am no where close to your running levels..)
Just wante dto let you theres nothing wrong in wearing the same shirt for 2-3 days.. I do that so often on weekends if I am not goingour anywhere.. sheer laziness to "choose" what to wear!!!
Continue with spreading cheer all around.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 6:09 AM , OpenID runbakerace.com said...

I can not be left along with a bag of double stuffed oreos..they will be gone in now time :) I like to read before I go to bed to mentally unwind. I find nothing better than getting lost in a good book to forget about my worries.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 6:30 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

I used to worry a lot more than I do now- I am a control freak so anything that was beyond my control stressed me out. Then I realized one day that God was in control NOT me. This realization has given me peace and when I begin to stress I remember this :-)

I love chocolate filled oreos with double stuffed coming in a close second!

 
At March 8, 2011 at 6:33 AM , Blogger Sheanna said...

I worry about EVERYTHING! Seriously. If my husband doesn't call me after he gets off work (he works third shift producing the morning news) then my mind goes to "dead in a ditch." I worry about my 11 year old daughter getting off the bus and walking 1 block to the house. I worry about everything. However, I DO take time to just sit there at night (right after my workout) and do absolutely nothing.

About the cookies....I don't eat them. And I won't eat them. They will make me sick.

I learned a valuable lesson yesterday about healthy eating. Once you have been eating healthy for a long time (like, two years, ahem) and you suddenly decide one night to treat your family to homemade fried chicken (southern style, mind you), mashed potatoes with real butter, collard greens and homemade mac and cheese, you WILL get incredibly sick! I hadn't touched fried or rich foods in over two years and I ingested all of that in one sitting and paid dearly. Don't be like me. Learn from my mistakes.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 7:23 AM , OpenID aliruns said...

I am such a worry-wart! (haha my mom always uses that phrase!) I worry and stress about so many things and it is something I've really wanted to get better at. I'm currently reading, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: It's All Small Stuff" in hopes that I can pick up some awesome tips to de-stress my life!!

 
At March 8, 2011 at 7:41 AM , Blogger KatiPet said...

I definitely stress about everything and I know I do it to myself! Even though I know I don't have control over whatever it is I'm thinking about, I just can't stop over analyzing about it in my head because I want it to be PERFECT. So, I totally agree with some of your thoughts. Scheduling 20 minutes of mental health is so smart! Even when I seem to try to shut off my thinking, it seems to creep right back.

Oh and double stuffed oreos all the way. Go big or go home right? And over Christmas they have mint oreos which are pretty much the best.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 8:12 AM , Blogger Emily said...

ah omg!!! my boyfriend eats his oreos with a fork and i've always thought he was such a genius for coming up with that - the perfect way to dunk without getting your hands dirty!

little things stress me out too and sometimes i catch myself planning out totally unnecessary details to an event that is like 5 months away. i have a control issue and think if i plan things perfectly they will go perfectly...guess what? they won't! haha i'm trying to let go of things and just go with the flow more.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 9:01 AM , Blogger Emily said...

I'm totally late in the game on reading/commenting on this post- but your method of dipping oreos? LIFE-CHANGING. If you need me I'll be out buying a gallon of milk and a bulk bin of oreos. Double stuff...obviously.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Deanna@MilesToRun said...

When I had my first baby I worried so much!! Having another baby actually helped with the worry a little since now I had to divide the worry equally. Sounds weird, but by the third baby I had learned to turn to God and let him take over. I live by Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Just reciting this verse helps calm me and give all my worries to Him. He is the one who knows my path.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Jen said...

I know that I've said this before, but you are so wise for being so young! I am a big timer worrier too. Even if I'm not consciously doing it, I know I am because everything suffers, like my sleep. I like the thought of not having to be perfect!
I forgot to ask? Did you get stuck in the snow for your speedwork? That was quite the storm!

 
At March 8, 2011 at 1:56 PM , Blogger Meg said...

last night when I read this, I thought "she shouldn't worry so much, she's awesome." but then ALL DAY today I've had butterflies in my stomach because I have to do my long run tomorrow and I'm freaking out about it. what if I strain something? what if I get hurt? what if I get my trash kicked and can't finish it? what if I go too hard and my (only 5 mi) race this weekend gets ruined because of it?

so now I get it. but we're both awesome. so we need to cut it out.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Colleen said...

ooooh - I so want some oreos now!

You know, you stress about things that most people wouldn't even notice (a perfect spin class, a perfect lesson, etc.). If you can fake that you are 100% certain that you are right, that's all that matters! Don't beat yourself up girl... you're better than that! :)

 
At March 9, 2011 at 8:51 AM , Blogger J said...

Oh no I totally forgot to tape the bachelor! Now I will just have look up and see who won! lol I will have to try that oreo dipping technique!!

 
At March 9, 2011 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Big Daddy Diesel said...

I see my racing buddy, Matty O has made a visit

- I dont stress, I am really laided back, I can stress about races sometimes

- I get home and unwind and relax, I am a guy, you know, you ask "what are you thinking" and I say "nothing" because its true

 
At March 10, 2011 at 5:09 PM , Blogger Rick and Nikki said...

IS THAT A NINTENDO 64 CONTROL IN THE FIRST PIC!?

Tell B-dawg he is THE MAN! Firstly for the Omega-3s and secondly for keeping the best game system on the planet.

:-)

 
At March 10, 2011 at 11:36 PM , OpenID ratherthecouch said...

Oh man! I am such a worrier too! I get anxious about the most ridiculous things. I'm too embarassed to even mention some of the things that stress me out. I can totally relate. I think I got it from my mom too.

You have such a positive attitude though. And you're totally right. It absolutely does not matter if your splits are 5 seconds off or if someone doesn't like a song at spin class. Your value as a person depends on the kind of person you are and the way you treat other people. At least that's what I try and tell myself.

 
At March 26, 2011 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Kristin said...

What a great thought, thanks for sharing. I really need to try this myself, I worry about everything and never just let my mind rest!

 

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