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Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Favorites.

We are doing another blogger meet-up (you DON'T have to have a blog to come....I want to hang out with everyone!!!).  I am telling you..... if you live close you should definitely come.  Just a bunch of girls talking about running, food, life and eating delicious frozen yogurt at the same time.  We are meeting at 1 PM on Saturday, April 2 at (take a wild guess) Yogurtland on University Parkway (it is across the street south from the University Mall).

I hit up the elliptical in the A.M. for a sweatastic workout.

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This is my 'morning peeps, I'm still waking up and bored out of my mind' on the elliptical face.

After school I am going to the gym for some cycling and weight lifting with the sister (come back tomorrow for a killer strength training workout) and then we have a PT appointment together followed by another sister donut date.

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Let's talk about my favorite things this BEAUTIFUL Friday!!!

First up, we now get to have PE outside.....HALLELUJAH!  Before you know it my legs will no longer resemble marshmallows.

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Second, Ponytails.  They make me feel young, athletic and like a rock star.  Along with poinytails is that Friday is casual day at school.  Doesn't get better than that folks.

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P.S. Taking a picture of the back of your head in the bathroom mirror is hard work and don't worry I will brush my hair today at some point.

Third favorite thing about Friday is that my student teacher brought me M&M peanut butter filled easter eggs.  I think she may want a good evaluation or something and she knows the key to my soul.

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Why didn't I take a picture of the bag before it was empty....this is awkward.

Hope you are having an amazing weekend my blogeroo's.  Keep me updated on everything:)

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What are YOUR FAVORITE things about your Friday?

How often do you wear a ponytail (besides when you are working out)?

- Probably 3-4 days a week:)

Is it warming up where you are at?  What are your Friday night plans?!?!

-60 degrees today and B and I have a scooter date tonight because of it:)

Have you tried the pb m&m's easter egg candy?

-Heaven, I am telling you.  If you have $3 that you want to devote to making you a happier person, these are the way to go.

65 Comments:

At April 1, 2011 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Ooh, easter candy! How did I not notice that before now??

I always wear a ponytail. I'd say 6 days a week. Drying/styling/brushing is way too much effort when I'm just going to sweat it up in a few hours.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Aron said...

I have a ponytail today!! I have been trying to actually do my hair more days than I don't this week for once ;)

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Angie said...

I love the pony tail pic! You are too funny!! I wear a ponytail EVERY SINGLE DAY! Haha I'm so lazy, but who cares! I only wear my hair down if it's some sort of special occasion! We are supposed to have a beautiful weekend here with temps in the 80s on Sunday! Jealous of your blogger meet up!!!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Leslee said...

Your blog is my favorite!! I went to a spin class the other day and it just wasn't the same with out you up there teaching me! It has been in the 80s here in Texas for a while...it is fabulous. This week I wore my hair up 4 out of the five days, that is sad.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

Holy cow, I need those m&ms right now! Send them my way!

It snowed here today :( but it's supposed to be nice this weekend.

I'm excited tonight for pizza and a movie date with Mike and Bungee. It's going to be awesome :)

Happy Friday to you!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:39 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I just found your blog and I love it, it is great! Come to find out we have run some races together, and I happen to have a moose trophy like the one you are holding in your pictures on your race page.

I agree Fridays are great, my favorite being no school and planning lessons for a few days.

Wearing a ponytail: probably 3-4 days a week to work, but on the other days it usually ends up in a ponytail by the end of the day. :)

I see you are running Boston, good luck in a few weeks and have tons of fun!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Briana said...

My favorite thing about MY Friday?? No work this weekend! YES!

Ugh. It SNOWED in Boston today. And it is still on the ground. It better melt. I'm sick of this SHIZ!

I for sure wear my hair in a pony while at work and since I work 3 days a week... that would equal 3 PONY TAIL DAYS! I've got mad math skillz.

Don't even get me started on Easter candy. I'm going to be super depressed when this holiday ends and all my favorite candies go away (Um, Cadbury eggs? SweetTart jelly beans? Peeps? So sad.)

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:43 PM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

K, I am FLYING across the ocean for your meet-up!! And cos Utah looks so darn GORGEOUS!! Woah those mountains...so SO pretty!! Just like that pic of you on the elliptical:)

Lol I wear a ponytail 99% of the time cos I'm just too lazy to have my hair down! And I'm using my Friday night for baking. There are brownies in the oven right now...

Have a GREAT Friday friend!!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:48 PM , OpenID catiepat said...

What I like about this Friday is that I have a date night with my boyfriend! yesss

I wear a ponytail most days... I'm too lazy to do my hair. If I have something fun planned on the weekends I'll wear my hair down.

IT IS NOT WARMING UP IN NEW YORK :-( It snowed today!!! whattt!??!?!

ummm I might need to go and buy those M&M's once I'm out of work!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:49 PM , Blogger michael. mindy. dane. said...

question: how do you get bored on the elliptical but not the treadmill? i always think the elliptical is less boring because i can read a magazing or something, but when i run i am to jostled to do that! ha. anyway. just curious :)

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Lauren said...

Oh my gosh! The scenery behind your PE field is amazing! I also teach PE but I see nothing but flat land beyond our fields. Lucky girl you are!

Pony tail or messy bun every single day of the week I'm working! I tried to wear my hair down to work once and only lasted one period.

Love love love the peanut butter m&m's!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:55 PM , Blogger Rachelle Wardle said...

Love this weather in Utah! Gotta take advantage of it because it will most likely be short lived.

I may or may not have eaten half a bag of pretzel m&m's last night. um oops! I hadn't ever tried them and I seriously couldn't stop.

Happy Friday! I can't wait to see you at the blogger/runner/most awesome people in the world date tomorrow. :)

 
At April 1, 2011 at 2:55 PM , Blogger Missy said...

Typically my hair is down all day at work but the minute I get home, it's up on top of my head in a messy ball ponytail.
The weather is definitely warming up here too! I'm planning on having a movie couch night, I'm planning to rent The Fighter, heard it's fantastic movie.
I haven't tried the peanut butter m&m's but I love peanut butter and chocolate, so I may have to put them on my list! Have a great day!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I think I probably wear a ponytail every single day, or at least some variation of it. It may not be for the whole day, but at some point the hair will be goin' up.

My plans were to go to work, but I made a wise decision to call in sick; I barely have a voice, I'm sniffling and coughing, and I just don't think people really want me touching their food today! So instead I'll be staying home, working on my wonderful paper, and maybe doing some yoga.

It's finally warming up again! It was amazing to go for a run in shorts and a tank top! Gotta work on those weird tan lines...

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM , Blogger funderson said...

PE outside!? Bliss...

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:02 PM , Anonymous Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife said...

Love the weather!! I wear my hair in a ponytail quite often too :) But the best M&M's are almond M&M's-fo sho!! Wish I could come to the meetup, but I'll be out of town :( Have fun though!

Lovin the outside- a date with rollerblades and my husband are in store!!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:03 PM , Blogger XLMIC said...

It's downright HOT here today! I wear a doubled over ponytail pretty much every single day. My favorite thing about today is that my 6th grader was in a play and he did GREAT!!! Proud mommy moment for sure :)

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM , Blogger Runners Fuel said...

I wear a ponytail every single day. I wish I could wear it 24 hours. My hubs already cmplains that I wear it too much as it is.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM , Blogger Vanessa Hills said...

Those mountains in the background of one pic are GORGEOUS!
I wear my hair in a ponytail about 90% of the time. Special occasions or date nights I'll take it down and brush it so my hubby doesn't get too embarrassed about me. :)

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:20 PM , Blogger Meghan said...

Best thing about Friday today? It is so warm outside, I'm going to go sit in the sun and read. In a skirt. That's also the answer to question #2.

And I don't eat peanut butter/chocolate combos. Just not my thing.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:27 PM , OpenID keepingupwithkaren said...

Only really wear my hair back when I eat (other than working out). Or if my hair's really annoying me on a given day.

It's warming up here - hope it stays! High of 9C tomorrow (48F) woo!!

I haven't tried that easter candy, looks good!! I really like the reese's peanut butter cadbury egg! yum!

Your pic outside is soo beautiful!!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

That view from PE is gorgeous!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:38 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I wish I had hair long enough to pull back into a ponytail...

I haven't tried those M&M thingies... but have you tried the coconut M&Ms? They are awesome. Kind of like a Mounds or Almond Joy.

Best thing about my Friday was closing time! Whew! It was busy at work today!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:39 PM , Blogger Rene said...

I hardly ever wear a ponytail.
It's 85 here today. I spent the day soaking up some rays with some lovely ladies and their kids. If only I could move the mountains and/or beach here life would be perfect.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:45 PM , Blogger Krista said...

Hahaha, "why didn't I take a picture of the bag before it was empty...this is awkward." That made me lol.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:46 PM , Blogger Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

I wear my hair in a poinytail ALL the time. As a mom, it’s easy and fast. I’m growing my hair out... but I’ll still wear it up most of the time. ha

 
At April 1, 2011 at 3:56 PM , OpenID aspoonfulofsmash said...

my favorite thing would be the concert I am going to tonight! And I love ponytails

 
At April 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM , OpenID 3rdfloorbakes said...

Peanut butter M&Ms are a must-have in my Easter basket. Holiday M&Ms always taste better than the regular, dontchya think?

 
At April 1, 2011 at 4:11 PM , OpenID fitchocoholic said...

I wear a ponytail a couple of times a week...
Glad you had a great Friday!
Here are my favs:
Movie night with mom and sis
Done with school!
Having a get together this weekend with some ministry people....aaand I'm making caramel dip! YUM!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 4:24 PM , Blogger Julia said...

CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!! also...can we strength train together soon? thanks...I have been slacking lately.

I definitely wear my hair in a pony tail pretty much all the time now...it is so much easier. and it is getting wayyyy long to even have the energy to do anything with it.

I love all Easter candy...esp anything with pb and chocolate :)

see you tom!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 4:46 PM , Blogger pkrasofski said...

What are YOUR FAVORITE things about your Friday?
movie night will the hubby-Black Swan maybe
buttered popcorn

How often do you wear a ponytail (besides when you are working out)?
Probably every other day (basically if I don't take a shower in the morning it's ponytail time)!!!

Is it warming up where you are at?
Hell-to-the-no, it's snowing as we "speak"!!! Gotta love Vermont!

Have you tried the pb m&m's easter egg candy?
yummo! I'm a sucker for mini-eggs and bumpy nerd jelly beans though!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 4:54 PM , Blogger Mrs. D said...

um i rock the pony tail eVERY day :) Sarah and Baby D and I will be there tomorrow, cant wait to see you!! eeeek

 
At April 1, 2011 at 4:58 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

My favorite things right now is that it is finally sunny out! Also, I'm going to a concert tonight and getting tofu.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 5:07 PM , OpenID marathonmaiden said...

i love the ponytail too. but i love my hair down. i typically wear my hair up when it hasn't been washed in awhile...or when i'm trying to flirt with a boy. i read somewhere when i was little that boys like to see girls necks. for whatever reason that stuck with me!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said...

It's 85 degrees here and I am loving it! It's supposed to be 60 on Sunday, though. Boo!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 5:22 PM , Blogger KatiPet said...

I wear a ponytail probably 2-3 times a week. Actually change that to 5. I try to start the day with it down but it rarely stays there. If I didn't wear ponytails I would probably have to wash it a lot more, which is not going to happen!

It was snowing in Boston today, so I don't wish to talk about the weather :) Don't worry, it will be warm and beautiful on marathon monday!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 5:25 PM , OpenID runningonwords said...

The one thing I miss about long hair is how easy it was to throw it into a ponytail.

It only got up to 50 today, but it was sunny and glorious! We went out to dinner and now we are doing our own things for a little bit. We'll probably watch a Buffy before bed, though.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 5:37 PM , OpenID lolzthatswim said...

Oh.My.God. Those are my favorite. Um I have student teaching next year, can I please be yours. different states? No problem...

 
At April 1, 2011 at 5:41 PM , Blogger Meg said...

1. Probably seven days a week. I'm awful.
2. It snowed all day in NH today. My half marathon is on Sunday, and a few miles of it are on a dirt road. I'm FREAKING out because it's going to be SO muddy!! Ugh! Is it spring yet??
3. I haven't tried it, but they sound to die for!! I did have normal pb m&ms last night, though. I got some coconut ones for jake so I'd feel slightly less guilty.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 5:47 PM , Blogger Charissa Steyn said...

Silly girl!! You make me laugh :) Yes, to pony tails and PB M&Ms!!!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 6:10 PM , Blogger BigHappyFamily said...

How often do I wear a ponytail? Clearly, we've never met. Ummm, all the time. Those mountains in the background of PE class ... breath-taking. I can't imagine running with such beautiful scenery. And the M+M's look right up my 'how can you go wrong mixing PB and choc' alley. I need to try them soon!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 6:16 PM , OpenID cleaneatingchelsey.com said...

I looooove casual Fridays!!! We also have "spirit days" on Wednesdays - our school colors are green and white, so we call those days "greens and jeans". Love it!!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 6:31 PM , Anonymous Laura @ Meet Virginia said...

Hooray for sun and peanut butter m&m's! They are my favorites! The best part of my Friday was seeing my parents! They came to take me car shopping and out to dinner. I was so happy to see them, I missed them!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 6:40 PM , OpenID runyogarepeat said...

Those mountains are gorgeous! I would love living and running with those views. I rock the side/low ponytail with a headband during the week when my hair is out of control down. It's so easy & keeps my hair out of the way.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 7:39 PM , Blogger ihatepickleslikewoah said...

Woah dang...please tell me u take 10 deep breaths every day and take in the scenery!!!!!!! :)

 
At April 1, 2011 at 7:41 PM , Blogger Laura said...

OMG... is it Easter yet? The aisle of Mini Eggs and M&M Eggs at the grocery store calls to me every single time I'm in there!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 7:56 PM , OpenID kristiateit said...

I probably wear a ponytail once or twice a week.
Just have to comment that the view you have during PE is amazing! Those mountains are like right there! I've only been to Utah once, but I always tell people it was my favorite state I've ever been to.

 
At April 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM , Blogger Running Girl said...

I put my hair up pretty much whenever I get home, but leave it down for work. Unless we're at the beach. I've got serious wicked frizz head, so I have to pull it back to protect small children.

It was 45 degrees on my run this morning, so I vote "no", not warm here in Seattle. :-)

I took the day off today & enjoyed it. I'm hoping to convince my husband to download a movie with me tonight after the kids are in bed. We're party animals.

Never tried the peanut butter m&ms, but they look yummy!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 8:12 PM , OpenID gegal said...

I wear my hair in ponytail probably 80% of the time, it's just so easy!

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At April 1, 2011 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Everyday Love said...

Peanut butter M&M's are my favorite!!!!!! I nominated you for a blog award! Check it out!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Blogger californiadreamin said...

Those M&Ms look uh-mazing!!! Im heading to CVS to grab me a bag, num num!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 9:13 PM , Blogger Holly said...

i usually wear my hair in a ponytail at least twice a week other than the every day pony for running!

my big friday night plans: i signed up for a run in just over two weeks that benefits MS! i am super excited :) and i bought a new jacket & headphones for running. now i'm just catching up on all the internet stuff i missed in the past two days!

and sadly i have not tried any easter candy yet. i did have a chocolate truffle "blizzard" yesterday though!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

I wear my hair in a ponytail most days, more so since I cut my bangs. Bangs make a pony tail look so much more pulled together I think!

And the mountains are breathtaking!! Love that picture!

 
At April 1, 2011 at 9:59 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

Yeah for our date tomorrow!

fyi: this post makes me want 1. a pair of red Toms. 2. easter candy... your m&m's (well...the bag) are making me crave sweets.

I love ponytails... best way to hide second day (and third day) hair. ;)

LOVING this warmer weather today!

 
At April 2, 2011 at 1:23 AM , Blogger melissa marie said...

dear janae,

can i please run into you sometime soon so you can call me "moesha" and take me back to the jr. high days? please? you are amazing and inspiring! hope all is well.

 
At April 2, 2011 at 3:57 AM , Blogger Chunky Monkey said...

I <3 casual fridays, ponytails and being outdoors! Your pic of the "empty" bag comment made me laugh out loud. As many veggies that you cart out of Cosco, I think it will be ok. Enjoy your Easter candy!

 
At April 2, 2011 at 6:48 AM , Anonymous Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Girl" said...

My favorite thing about Friday is knowing I have a full weekend to look forward to! I wear a ponytail/bun nearly every day. It is wayyyy too hard to run AND do my hair in the morning. Besides, I work with mostly women ;-) No one to impress!

 
At April 2, 2011 at 6:58 AM , Blogger Laura said...

What are YOUR FAVORITE things about your Friday? I love going to work knowing that I have 8 hours between me and the WEEKEND!

How often do you wear a ponytail (besides when you are working out)?
Basically everyday. haha...when I leave my hair down, everyone asks where I'm going after work.

Is it warming up where you are at? What are your Friday night plans?!?!
Yeah! 52 is the high for today! Going to try to run outside for a bit to soak up some vitamin D!!! Last night was spent hitting up the gym and then crashing on the couch with the fiance while eating fettucini alfredo and watching back to back episodes of 24 on netflix!

Have you tried the pb m&m's easter egg candy?
Those are so good! Much bigger than the regular pb m&m's! Those mini cadbury eggs are amazing too. And starburst jelly beans!

 
At April 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM , Blogger Yasi said...

Casual Friday is what I live for during the work week! I wish I had that backdrop to go outside to. I'd force my American Studies classes to go outside year-round. That's beautiful!

 
At April 2, 2011 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Missy said...

I spent a few minutes just staring at those mountains. Does it ever get old...I mean, do you get used to it?

Maybe it's like living in Florida and driving by the beach for me. (0:

 
At April 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Laura said...

I think the meetup is going on right now? Could be wrong, but if I'm not, hope it's a blast :)

 
At April 2, 2011 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Laura said...

OH, PS, I had the BEST ice cream today. It was from a little shop that is supposed to have the best ice cream in Warsaw - super creamy and delicious. I got one scoop of caramel, one scoop of Krowky (this fudgy-caramel-y candy that is very popular here... so cool that they have it as an ice cream flavor too!), and one scoop of vanilla-sour cream. I thought the vanilla would be boring, but it was the BEST vanilla I've ever had - super creamy and sweet! Hope your fro yo was good too :)

 
At April 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

jean + popcorn days are my friday favorites!

 
At April 3, 2011 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Thisisme said...

I ate so much candy yesterday at the movies I thought I was going to puke. Then I had a WWJD moment, but inserted your name instead of Jesus. So I went and got some popcorn to balance out the salt/sugar content in my stomach! haha

 
At April 4, 2011 at 8:09 AM , Blogger wesa121 said...

My hair is too short for ponytails now, but before I cut it off I only rocked a ponytail for a run, NEVER to work, my ears stick out!

It's warm here in Georgia, Hi in the mid 80's today.

Those M&M's look amazing, I've never had them. I'm trying to eat clean during the week, but Sat. is free day. I might have to find a bag of those bad boys!

 

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