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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hugs Not Drugs.

I am blown away by the support and love that each of you gave me. Between the comments, emails, tweets and texts I feel like the luckiest gimp around.

Thank you all for being my best friends and sticking with me and my weird self.

Tonight's post will be short because I am off to spend some more time with la familia but I will have a detailed post of today's ice cream binge in the morning.

As you know my choice of drugs has been the endorphins that I get from running.

I realized today that hugs give me that same effect.

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Nothing is better than a nice tight squeeze from a loved one.

For every mile that I wish I was running that day I will give that many people a hug.  So, if you are weirded out by me then don't plan on seeing me on my scheduled long run day and stay far away from me on April 18th:)

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If you see me in real life please give me a hug (unless you are a creeper mmkkay).  Virtual hugs count too.....just send me a picture of you hugging someone or yourself and I will hug myself when I open the email and it will be the same thing as a real life hug.

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Who was the last person you hugged?  Are you a hugger?

What are you having for dinner tonight?

-Soup and salad from Kneader's wahoo.....first real food of the day other than ice cream.

81 Comments:

At April 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM , Blogger Victoria Elizabeth said...

My husband was the last person I hugged... Like a few minutes ago :D

Tonights dinner is going to be veggies, veggies, and more, veggies... I went to a buffet with a friend for lunch and my tummy hurts lol

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:25 PM , Blogger Whitney said...

You're the best Janae, hugs really do help! Have a great night:)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:26 PM , Anonymous Connie the cookie monster said...

ahaha, i can totally see you air-hugging when u open up an email!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:28 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I hug Nolan 5678 times a day, he gets mad at me bc he will be playing and I'll say "Nol I need hugs!" I think he just pretends to be mad bc he always stops and makes his mommy happy :D

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:28 PM , OpenID pawsitivelife said...

I am sooooo impressed with your running and now your attitude with dealing with injury :), It acutally makes me want to read your blog more. Who knows maybe I will see you in Boston next year?

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM , Anonymous Lindsey said...

AM I A HUGGER! I have been known to wake my best friend (and roommate, but there was once a time when that wasn't the case and she lived ALL THE WAY ON THE 4TH FLOOR OF THE DORM! [I lived on the 3rd]) at 3 a.m. because "I was feeling like I needed a hug." She's on the market for a new bff.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Missy said...

The last person that I hugged was my friend, Amanda K, she is pregnant with twins and has been in the hospital for the last 28 days under monitoring because her pregnancy is high risk.
I'm sending you hugs right now ( ) that's my arms around you! lol

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm sending you a million hugs! Do you think that's enough endorphins for a while?! No one gets or gives hugs enough so I fully support your plan.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I'm a hugger! I hug my kids constantly!
Dinner was hummus (homemade) grilled chicken, rice and lentils, roasted zucchini, salad, and grilled flat bread. Followed by ice cream, chocolate chip cookie cake, and a brownie. Mmmmhmmm... Nope I did not miss a meal, that's just how I roll.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:40 PM , Blogger Meg said...

HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG

I told my fiance about your last post and we both cried and then decided that we couldn't WAIT to hear about how amazing your 2012 time is gonna be. Not to mention your NYC time! You're make some Kenyans eat your DUST! And I'm going to email you lots of pics of hugs. :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:42 PM , Blogger ihatepickleslikewoah said...

Oooo just wait til u get baby hugs, the BEST. Thats who i hugged last. I loooove big scwunchie hugs.

{HUUUGGGGGGG}

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:42 PM , Blogger Karen Greenberg said...

The last person I hugged was my daughter. When I picked her up from school today, she just looked so huggable. It's standardized testing week at their school, and being a 2nd grader, this was her first time sitting for three hours of testing. I'm not usually a hugger, but my girls get lots of them. I guess that makes up for everyone else!

Dinner tonight: My husband made a fantastic meal of angel hair pasta with sausage. We will, of course, also fill up on lots of veggies!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Meg said...

change of plan! I made you a blog post instead. and the last person? I hugged was our new kitten. if you ever want to feel your heart explode, hug a kitten.

go here for your blog post :) http://bestpaceissuicidepace.blogspot.com/

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM , Blogger trisha*n said...

You're a rockstar, janae. Don't give up! I'm rooting for you, fo sho.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM , OpenID runningonwords said...

I hugged my husband earlier, but it was really an excuse to use his back to warm up my incredibly cold hands. Sucker.

I had Chinese take-out for dinner. There is nothing better than sesame tofu and crab rangoon!

Maybe this site will cheer you up? http://cuteroulette.com/#/

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

who needs real food? ice cream tastes way better! ;) next time I see you, HUGE hug coming your way! :)

I am a total hugger. I hug my mom at work all the time. I also sit in her lap and get snoodled when they aren't any patients around! lol.

dinner=scrambled eggs with sausage and veggies! (and maybe a bowl of cereal...)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM , Blogger Little Miss Runshine said...

I'm a hugger!
*HUG*

I'm so sorry about your stress fracture! There will always be another race! I know it must be terribly hard, but you will heal up and be able to attack NY marathon or whatever other race you want!!! Keep it positive girl!! :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM , Blogger 2011 Resolutions said...

I am a Hugger...I haven't always been but I am now :)

For dinner I had a wrap with ranch, spinach and chicken and roasted brocolli NOM NOM!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM , Anonymous Dorry said...

Sweet Janae! I am a BIG HUGGER! I love hugs and I'm not afraid to show it. I'll give you a monster hug when we meet one day! <3m Enjoy your time with the fam.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM , Blogger Sweat once a day said...

Total hugger! The last person to get a hug was my boyfriend when he was home for lunch!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:58 PM , Anonymous Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife said...

I am a total hugger! I make my husband hug me All.the.time. But he loves it too (luckily!!) Best of luck :)

Haven't had dinner yet...but veggie burger is on the menu! With some chocolate afterwards...I need it--haha.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM , Anonymous Sarah said...

I wanted to comment on the last post but didn't get the chance, so I will post my thought on it here --- I LOVE your blog and your running stories are only a small reason why! You are hilarious, entertaining, and just very fun to "read" about, so please don't think that being unable to run right now and missing Boston makes you less interesting to us readers!! Running is only one part of who you are, and we all love the rest too! ;)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM , Blogger Kerrie T. said...

GREAT idea with the hugs. I'm huggy even though I'm not an overly affectionate person.

Dinner tonight is leftovers. BUT leftovers are good: Risotto with fresh grape tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Yum.

Funny, the last person I gave a hug today was Tall Mom b/c I dropped something off for her at her office on my way home. I didn't get a hug from my toddler while picking him up from day care because he was mad at me for making him leave. Awesome.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Tori Ware:) said...

janae, you are amazing:) i just did a daily hero blog post about you.
don't worry you have so many people saying prayers for you:) xoxo

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

Virtual hug!!!!!!!!
Dinner will be leftovers. Have a great evening girl!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM , Blogger EBURNS said...

Love hugs, and sending you one!

Dinner was chicken stirfry on brown rice. Delish.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:11 PM , Blogger Chloé said...

my last hug was from you! it was so awesome running in to you today! i wanted to show you that my yogurt looked identical to how your yogurts usually look but i didn't get the chanace! you have great taste my friend! thanks for being so sweet to me. i told sean that it made my day that i ran into you because you have inspired me so much! hope you have a great rest of the night Janae!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:11 PM , Blogger Chloé said...

p.s. this might sound totally creepy but i felt like when we hugged that we had been friends for years! it was awesome and think we should totally be real life friends! :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Elysie said...

I'm so sorry you're not able to run Boston! I know you'll be back at it in no time though.
I just had to let you know - I have been busy today and didn't do my usual 8 times a day blog checking, but I did check a few of my usuals. Tonight I was thinking....something is missing....and I realized I hadn't checked your blog all day! Made my night to come here and have 2 posts to read! I will definitely still read your blog even if you never run another step! You're super entertaining!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Janae!...i have been reading your blog for a few months and i am blown away by your running talent! You are a beautiful person inside and out and are blessed with a wonderful family...so sorry to hear of your injury, i overcame a torn hip flexor last during training for the Chicago marathon...i was not 100% for the race but ran anyway because i had a charity committment and it was sooooo painful...i did not run for month after! But our God is an awesome God and he heals his children...i will keep you in my prayers, you will get through it...and i agree that you should switch your plane tickets, i have heard that NYV is a great marathon to run! HUGS HUGS HUGS!

Valerie
kvgarrison@yahoo.com

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Tara Leigh said...

My lovely boyfriend was the last person I hugged. At 5am this morning when I was up for a workout and he was still snoring away!

For dinner tonight I am thinking broccoli in soy sauce and steamed fish - one of my favourites :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:29 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

I will definitely send you a hug :)Hang in there!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:32 PM , Blogger Lizzi said...

You're a champ. Your brilliant attitude is so inspirational and I have NO DOUBT in my mind that you will achieve your goals. But in the meantime? Get as many hugs in as possible!

Last person I hugged was my boyfriend, Angus. He's a bajillion feet tall and I come up to a really great spot on his chest which makes a perfect head rest :D oh and I've also been hugging myself all day because it is FREEEEZINGGGGggg in my office! :(

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:37 PM , Blogger Liz said...

Oh no - getting caught up now - sending you a virtual hug, Janae! Keep your head up, you'll come back stronger.

PS - I vote switch the plane tickets to NY, because I'm training for that one again! :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:50 PM , OpenID melissadishes said...

*hugs*
Sorry to hear about your leg :-( I hope that you get all healed up soon.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Jenny @ The Jenny Adventure said...

Yes, I'm a hugger and I'm sending you one now...did you feel it? ; )
Last person I hugged was the hubs.
We had bean & cheese taquitos with chips & salsa for dinner.
Hope you're enjoying family time!
xo

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:55 PM , OpenID ktlhouse said...

Yes, definitely a hugger!! Sending blog hugs your way right now! Enjoy family time tonight!

Katie : )

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:56 PM , Anonymous 101sprinkles-Bethany said...

Last person I hugged was my pap on Sunday and he said to me "I needed that" Touched me <3 **HUGS**

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:56 PM , Blogger Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

Hugs definitely make everything better!! :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:58 PM , Blogger Elle said...

I am a huge hugger! I'm really awkward at them sometimes because if I just meet you and feel a connection I'll go in for a hug but most people just do a handshake. I call this move the hugshake :)

I had an amazing dinner at BD Mongolian Bbq... have you ever been? It's delish!! It's a place where you can add as much meat, pasta, and every veggie under the sun and they grill it stir-fry style!! If you ever come to Michigan we should totally go!!

Sending hugs and prayers your way... and the malibu got shipped out yesterday!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:02 PM , Anonymous chelsea said...

(((((((HUG))))))))))
Not a hugger and pizza for dinner :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:07 PM , Blogger Julia said...

love ya friend! sending bunches of hugs your way. the last person I hugged was my sweet pup...made me feel bunches better. glad you are doing okay!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:09 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

im giving you a BIG nicole bear hug! XOXO

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:14 PM , Blogger Catherine said...

I couldn't run all of January or February because of the same problem. It was deep in my leg and I was getting so frustrated because no one could tell me what was wrong, going back and forth between a bad muscle pull and a femoral stress fracture. Luckily I had a bone scan that didn't show any fracture (I think it might have been there tho...) but it showed low bone density in my spine and an underlying severe vitamin D and calcium deficiency. Something I probably wouldn't have found out until it was too late to treat! So something good can come out of it.

Also when I was out of it and miserable every day I couldn't go out and run I read your blog. And even though I was jealous I couldn't be running like you it still made me happy and feel like I was a part of running, even though I wasn't doing it myself. You made me laugh and realize that this too shall pass and everything will be ok in the end. I'm now up to almost 20 miles a week (going slooowwww) but I feel stronger every time I run.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is thank you, and don't worry, it will be ok =)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Tiffany said...

So sorry about the stress fracture, that is heart-wrenching, especially after all the hard work and training you've done. But, like your brother said, "Boston is going to have a race again next year!" and I have no doubts you will be there and awesome as ever. Try not to be to hard on yourself. You're still my running girl hero!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:20 PM , Blogger Natalie Cates said...

Awww I am hugging you now! Hugging email picture to follow shortly. :) The last person I hugged was one of my best friends - Amber - she is a rock star and met me for the grand opening "freeview" at our new (and only) frozen yogurt joint. Picture already sent of the froyo.

Dinner tonight was about 9 cups of FREE froyo at Sweet CeCe's - okay, maybe 3 cups - before Zumba... I usually eat when I get home from teaching around 8:45 or 9, but tonight that frozen yogurt is still keeping me full!

Love ya!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:21 PM , Blogger danielle said...

I'm totally not a hugger but I'd hug you!! I last hugged my twin sister... I really only hug her:-) I had a salad for dinner and for dessert I had a glass of milk and graham crackers, peanut butter and honey! Deeeeeelicious!!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:28 PM , Blogger Running Girl said...

*sending you a virtual hug*
I most recently hugged my two kids - they are always up for a good snuggle. :-)
We went out for Greek food tonight, & I had a Greek salad with shaved gyro meat on top + a couple of fries with feta cheese (their specialty). HEAVEN.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:31 PM , Blogger Rene said...

I'm a hugger of family and kids - not so much friends. But I'm ready to fly to Utah to give you a hug. I'm coming there in September so It'll have to wait..
Dinner - turkey meatballs and spaghetti with salad. So good.
Now eating Hostess powdered donuts while watching Deadliest Catch (the best show ever).

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

I'm so sorry for you. I know Boston was huge to you and I'm sure you're so disappointed. Remember that you are still young and that you have many marathons ahead of you. If I were you I'd probably change the tickets and rock the New York marathon! And it'll also give you something to look forward to.
You are still awesome in my eyes and I know that you have even speedier days ahead. Many hugs and much love to you! Please eat more ice cream for me.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Sorry to hear about your injury. I am a hugger as well. I have also taught my boys to be huggers. Big bloggy hug to you. Hang in there sista!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Claudia D. said...

You are so adorable. I know how you feel about not being able to run. I haven't been able to run and it gets me upset. *hugs* I need some too xD

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous sarah said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry to hear its a stress ffacture, but I'm sending you a giant hug from CO. You will come back stronger and just as awesome and inspirationsl, maybe even more so!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:55 PM , Blogger Zaneta said...

IM A HUGGER!!

I'm soooo giving you like 100 hugs right now! :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:57 PM , Blogger DaysRun said...

How about hugs and sloppy puppy dog kisses from my best bud, Summer, my 11 month old Rottie? (she gives good hugs and wipes away kisses no problem) On loan if you need some cheering up.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 9:00 PM , Blogger dana said...

Hugger here!

Virtual hugs to you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 9:05 PM , Blogger Elizabeth Dean said...

I'm not really a hugger but I give an incredibly sincere hand shake.

J- please remember that Boston isn't going anywhere and you are awesome. Injuries happen but most athletes come back injuries stronger and smarter.

*virtual hand shake*

 
At April 12, 2011 at 9:16 PM , Anonymous Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots said...

I LOVE hugs. I always feel socially awkward going up to people for hugs though. I love when you first meet someone and hug them right from the get-go... I think it's somewhat a cultural thing in my case because that's how we do it in brazil haha :) but sometimes people are too uptight so i generally refrain.

when we meet and go to disneyland (because that is the master plan in case you've forgotten) I will obviously give you a big hug right then and there ;)

<3
n

 
At April 12, 2011 at 9:51 PM , Blogger Nicole Wagner Makeup said...

NEW YORK!!!!!! REST LOTS. and keep that positive attitude it will help you heal FASTER! love you girlie andI hardly know you! ......gosh..see what you do to us???;)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Trying To Heal said...

i was not a hugger until well, maybe a few years ago, but even then am still not much of one. i need more friends like you to hug me and get me used to it! haha!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

Ice cream is totally a food group...right below vegetables on the pyramid so it is the biggest.

Sending lots of virtual hugs! I don't have a blog and I can't figure out how to send pics on your "contact me"...but if you want awesome post-deployment / wedding hug pics, email me (ashleykmaus@gmail.com)!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:15 PM , Blogger Corrie said...

HUGS! The last person I hugged was definitely one of my students. Living in a Latin country has definitely taught me to be a hugger... and a KISSER!

We'll read your blog no matter what because YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

For dinner I made vegetarian chili cheese fries. It was kind of a disaster, but it ended well.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:37 PM , Blogger Monica Whitney said...

So, I've been secretly following your blog for quite some time (not so secret anymore, though).
I'm so sorry about the Boston news. Though, Swedish Fish can cure all unhappy thoughts and feelings. I do know this from experience. Another tactic I have found to work is going to 5 different Costcos on one day (during the peak sample hours) and eat 4 of each sample at each Costco. I'm serious. The mileage you put on your car going from Costco to Costco is totally worth it.

http://asktheduplex.blogspot.com/

 
At April 13, 2011 at 2:14 AM , Blogger Gracie said...

if it makes you feel any better, sometimes i pretend i am you and suddenly everything smells like peaches because you're a peach! do you see what i did there?
you should switch your tickets and run new york. bitchin!!
ps. you shouldn't shop at the gap, their stuff always falls to pieces and it's totally sad.

 
At April 13, 2011 at 3:16 AM , Blogger ~Jessica~ said...

Sadly I am across the Atlantic so cannot hug you in person but if it didn't creep you out too much I would definitely offer a virtual hug at the very least. I didn't used to be a very 'huggy' person but I am now, and I agree that sometimes they're the only solution to a case of the blues.

With that said, *huge hugs*

xxx

 
At April 13, 2011 at 4:01 AM , OpenID fitchocoholic said...

Last person I hugged: my sister.
Didn't used to be much of a hugger, but pretty much all brazilians are, so I got used to it and actually like hugs now! :D

 
At April 13, 2011 at 4:27 AM , OpenID jensdaily said...

Last person I hugged: The husband :)

Jen
http://jensdaily.wordpress.com/

 
At April 13, 2011 at 4:37 AM , Blogger Erin@gosupermamago said...

Last person I hugged-my baby girl Cori

I'm not much of a hugger, but I definately wish I could give you a great big one right now!

 
At April 13, 2011 at 5:09 AM , Blogger middleagedrunner said...

Hugs to you!
I hugged my yellow doggie before I left for work early this AM. Before that it was the Huz- i do have humans in my life!
FEEL BETTER... Thinking of you and sending healing thoughts.

 
At April 13, 2011 at 5:26 AM , Blogger Meg O @watchmegorun said...

last person I hugged was my boyfriend. I love hugs though!

Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way. Hope the people you see all the time are giving you so many hugs you don't know what to do with all of them :)

 
At April 13, 2011 at 5:34 AM , Blogger Rachel McPhillips said...

I just hugged both my daughters when they woke up this morning!

 
At April 13, 2011 at 6:12 AM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

I'm not much of a hugger, but I do hug Mike and my dog a lot, they're the last ones to get hugs this morning :).

Dinner tonight will be calzones and the rest of mike's birthday cake!

 
At April 13, 2011 at 6:12 AM , Blogger Neon Blonde Runner said...

HHHHUUUUGGGGG!!!!!

How long did they want you to wait? After my stress fracture in my pelvis, my MD said to wait for at least 2 months, but it was actually 4.

 
At April 13, 2011 at 6:29 AM , Blogger BigHappyFamily said...

Hilarious. Not a hugger here. Can I send a virtual hug? They're easy, and don't make me feel awkward.

Dinner tonight? Nothing! I am prepping a meal for 12 for tomorrow. Maybe we'll order in pizza tonight. I already made a dessert this morning, and baked some chix to be assembled into fun things later. My house smells fab for 8AM.

 
At April 13, 2011 at 6:37 AM , OpenID runbakerace.com said...

Hugs are the best and a hug to you to make you feel better :) Last person I hugged was my husband this morning. Dinner for me was a quesadill last night..YUMMY

 
At April 13, 2011 at 7:11 AM , Blogger spiffykerms said...

I just hugged my Boyfriend before he went to work. I want another!!! From you!

 
At April 13, 2011 at 7:32 AM , Blogger Run with Jess said...

You know the whole debate, hugs or kisses.... Yeah, I'm a HUGS girl! I love Hugs!!

 
At April 13, 2011 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Mallory said...

I love hugs too!!!! The last person I hugged was my spouse this morning before we left for work!!! Dinner tonight is grilled chicken, broccoli and rice. Yum!! Remember to keep your chin up!!!!

 
At April 13, 2011 at 8:19 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

I am such a hugger! I love hugs :)

The last person I hugged was my mom.

 
At April 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Runners Fuel said...

I'm not much for touching people, so here's a virtual hug ()

 
At April 13, 2011 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Leanne@Coffeeandclaptrap said...

DEFINITELY a hugger!! I'm very affectionate and the last person I hugged was a work colleague who was mega stressed :)

Keep your chin up Janae. I'm devastated for you about your injury but you're strong as hell and you'll pull through this and be a better, stronger runner.

I know it. :)

 

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