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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Day Date

First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR SWEET words about me coming back into the running world.  I have missed it so much and the one mile this morning has left me on cloud nine all day.

Second, DON'T FORGET UTAHNS, that we are going to TERRA MIA on Saturday @ 1.  Email me @ if you need directions, if you can come or you want more information.  EVERYONE IS INVITED!!! I want to be real life best friends!!!

Third, you guys rock.  You make me feel special.  You guys are my idols.


What better way to celebrate the fact that my femurs are ready to RUN than to spend a girls date with my niece?!?!

We started off the date with lunch at G-ma's.  I had a crazy awesome salad (my rule for salads is to throw whatever produce you have into a bowl and call it delicious and add some protein).  Orange, snap peas, chicken breasts, taboule and some cheese.

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She wanted a chimichunga.  We kind of look like sisters, don't ya think?

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Then it was off to Pirate's Island. 10 dollars later and she won enough tickets to buy 7 tootsie rolls, the little ones.  Billy, I think we need to open up one of these places....they make bank.

My niece is in the purse phase now and won't go anywhere without it.

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After the games we went to the jewelry store in the mall.  I told her to pick out whatever she wanted.  She picked out Best Friend necklaces that connect.  I melted and put her as the main beneficiary in my will.

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After the mall we robot danced to Gwen Stefani on the way to......

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You guessed it...YOGURTLAND.

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I think it was a pretty successful date.  I clearly had to refuel with all of those marshmellows after my full long run of one mile this morning.  Okay, I also did a pump class and an hour on the elliptical.  Summer time= playing with billy/family, working out and lots of ice cream.

Next post is about how in the world I am going to control myself to not run more or faster than I should......I think I might need your help because I am already itching to run again today and I am not supposed to until Thursday.


Are you picky about your salads or do you like to try different things and mix lots of different things together?

What fruit are you loving right now?


What was your Tuesday workout?


At May 31, 2011 at 5:26 PM , Anonymous Emily @ Sweating Sugar said...

Your salads always look amazing!!! I am so happy you can run again, I look fwd to the upcoming posts!! I am going to try and see if I can make Saturday!!

At May 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that you swim but have you tried pool running? I haven't, but I've heard it's the best when you're injured and really want to run.

At May 31, 2011 at 5:33 PM , Anonymous Regina said...

That salad looks yummy! Love the picture of your niece with her purse- that is so cute!

I am more of a veggie person than a fruit person, except for blackberries and oranges- I could just eat those 2 forever and be happy.

I didn't do a workout today per se, but yard work and cleaning the chicken coop out count, right?

At May 31, 2011 at 5:33 PM , Blogger Carrie @ Confessions of a Dietitian said...

I'm picky about my foods mixing, so I have a pretty standard salad recipe. Spinach, feta, craisins, walnuts, mandarin oranges, some kind of protein, and raspberry dressing. So good!

Just ran 4 miles on the treadmill in speed intervals. Tomorrow it is boot camp at 6:30am. I'm kind of addicted to it.

At May 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM , Blogger Rick and Nikki said...

You are the best salad maker - ever. I know what you mean about the running fever. I twisted my ankle on Friday and today is the first real day it feels normal. The swelling is down, and I can twist my foot around. I've been resting it since (I even had to hold out from a traditional 5K we run every Memorial Day. I had to leave my running shorts at home to not be tempted to jump in. I was depressed all day) But I'm itching to run today - so baddd..but the Half Marathon is Saturday and I need to be 100%. What do I do!? I know it doesn't matter - because I'd run it broken ankle or not!

At May 31, 2011 at 5:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS! So exciting that you're going to be running again, I am thrilled for you! Your niece is so adorable and I'm sure that date meant SO much to her!! So much happiness in one post. :D

At May 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM , Blogger stoppingfordaisies said...

Definitely sounds like a successful date, you guys are adorable! And yay for running again!

At May 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

Not very picky about salads.. but not a fan of fruit on salad:( Love Feta or goat cheese on my salads.. but those are for "treat days"..Im a bit of a cheese junky.

Fruit = Blueberries and Pineapple

Evening Run outside:)

PS.. Im very new to blogging.. LOVE your blog.. Glad things are looking up for you in the running world!

At May 31, 2011 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Wealth is Health said...

That little girl better be in your will, precious! My workout consisted of a 2-mile fast-as-you-can run, 30 minute bike and 30 minute lift! The gym was incredibly muggy today so I sweat like a maniac.

At May 31, 2011 at 6:00 PM , Anonymous Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn said...

I am loving oranges and PINEAPPLE! Slash you two could totally be sisters, that girl is adorable and I totally remember the purse phase...I was really toomuch.

Slash my workout today was half hour on the AMT and then an hour of circuit weights yeeeuhhhh!

At May 31, 2011 at 6:02 PM , Blogger Missy said...

I freaking love your neices. Yup, I'm keeping the spelling alive.
My neice is my soul mate, but you may have two.
So cool that she got the "alone" treatment. you run in the pool? That is some serious bizness and it might keep your "runninghungerpangs" at bay.

At May 31, 2011 at 6:04 PM , Anonymous chels said...

My new fav is Pineapple, grilled :) Tuesday workout consisted of a 45 minute walk with the puppy and around 100 legs were to sore and stiff from yesterdays run to do any other type of activity. Yeah for your 1 mile, it is all up hill from here!!

At May 31, 2011 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Little girls with purses are so cute. It's always hilarious to see what the put inside.

At May 31, 2011 at 6:11 PM , Blogger Holly said...

LOVE the pic of your niece robot dancing, she looks like you! Congrats on running again! You should follow a training plan. I am using run less run faster and it is pretty awesome. Hard workouts but you don't get injured and the paces are there for you. For 1/2 and 10k it's about 20-25 miles a week. Totally doable and still improve! I think it's helping me and that's all that matters! Find something you will stick with or get a full time running coach/running buddy to keep you in check.

At May 31, 2011 at 6:13 PM , Blogger Keelie Sheridan said...

Dear Janae,

Will you be my aunt?



At May 31, 2011 at 6:13 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

I finally have a computer and I was just coming to comment on this mornings post and now you have another! Anyway, SO SO happy for you about that run! I know that feeling SO well of coming back and finally running a mile. FINALLY!! And then of course, exercising patience....

What a great auntie you are! So many great memories there!

So anxious for you to be running and training again!!!!!

At May 31, 2011 at 6:20 PM , Anonymous Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife said...

SO cute :)

and YAH for your one mile! SO happy for ya!

My workout was a 1hr spin class followed by my BodyPUMP class (i taught<---totally full and SO fun!)

At May 31, 2011 at 6:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

fruit.. strawberries!

today I had spin for an hour then ran 30 min

At May 31, 2011 at 6:34 PM , Blogger DEM said...

I love "everything but the kitchen sink" salads the best! i am loving watermelon so so much right now!

I usually do boot camp then yoga, but legs were worn out after last week, so i did my first morning run outside this AM and yoga after work!!

At May 31, 2011 at 6:36 PM , Anonymous Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet said...

I always love mixing everything I can into my salads. They always end up being a massive mountain that I'm too afraid to eat!

You and your niece are adorable. And your bangs are growing out!

I'm looking forward to doing some long overdue yoga tomorrow.

At May 31, 2011 at 6:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must have missed the last post - I am so excited that you get to start running again! Yay for fixed femurs! Your hair is looking so gorgeous lately - not that you don't always look gorgeous. You know what I mean. I love it!

At May 31, 2011 at 6:39 PM , Blogger Running Ricig said...

she is too freaking cute! That purse is as big as she is!

I think you should come over and make me some salads. I never know what I'm doing so I just give up and don't bother.

At May 31, 2011 at 6:41 PM , Blogger Erin@gosupermamago said...

I put tons of veggies on my salad, I'll try anything once!

Fruit-bananas or strawberries.

Jumping on the trampoline with my girls and a short walk, I'm still recovering from my race over the weekend.

At May 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM , Anonymous Tori (Fresh Fruition) said...

Haha that looks like so much fun! And you can't beat a sweet treat to round off your day!

At May 31, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Alisa said...

I love salads! I throw whatever I have in there. Sometimes they turn out wonderful and other times... we just don't talk about.

I always love apples! I can't live without them, but lately it's been berries. They are starting to come into season around here. Sometimes I throw the fruit into the salad!

At May 31, 2011 at 6:52 PM , Anonymous Rachel said...

Tuesday workout was the same as you.. pump class and an hour on the elliptical. I did NOT run a mile. I hate running. Can we still be friends? I'm super excited that you got to run though!!

At May 31, 2011 at 6:59 PM , Anonymous Holly @ pink runner said...

Create a workout plan for yourself that you will actually follow. Then you can slowly increase your mileage and keep those femurs in one piece!!!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Lindsey@arunningtale said...

I love random salads and it is the best way to use up stuff in the fridge!

Right now I am loving mangos!

And my workout today was a short 30 minute weight workout, better than nothing!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:06 PM , Blogger Rene said...

I seriously love your niece!

I've veen terrible with food for the past few months so any kind of vegetable is a bonus for me.
I finished my last class today and I am so excited to get back to my regular workout routine.
I start my marathon training class this Saturday and I can't wait!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:22 PM , Blogger I'd Rather Have a Cupcake said...

Yeah! You are amazing....glad you are back at it! Why don`t any cool people live near me!?!?

At May 31, 2011 at 7:23 PM , Blogger B said...

That's wonderful news about the run. I can't wait to follow your recovery :) You're going to rock it!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:28 PM , Anonymous Amanda said...

Wow, I want a day date! Congrats on your return to running - really takes losing what we love for a little to make us appreciate it that much more (overcoming an injury too and I'm in the phase where I curse anyone I see running ha). My workout today was SPIN!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:31 PM , Blogger Julia said...

yayyyyy! I am still so happy for you. I feel like I am right there on cloud 9 with you! haha!

p.s. I am going to bring one of my friends from school on Saturday. I hope that is okay. I talk about you all ALL the time and I have showed her all of your blogs and pictures...she pretty much knows who you all are...just needs to meet you all in person :)

YAY!! I love this day.

At May 31, 2011 at 7:40 PM , Blogger Alyssa said...

SO SO SO SO happy for you that you can run again! Yay! I'm sure it will be frustrating not to be able to do the pace or distance you are used to right away but you are on your way! Your niece is adorable. I just bought my first cherries of the season, my first fruit love. I also have an amazing mango in my fridge. I had a rest day because I am running my first 50K this saturday....AHHHH!!!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:44 PM , Blogger Heather P. said...

My kids would love you for an aunt!! That lucky girl :) I was guessing there would be yogurt in your day to celebrate! Yay!!!

So my "workout" today was a scheduled rest day. Not easy for me to do but its part of my recovery. Frayed Laces' blog put it so well when she was healing from her sfx....paraphrasing "recovery has to be taken as seriously as training". So you can do this Janae- tomorrow's non-running workout is IMPORTANT! I'm your example of too much too soon and re-injuring- its not worth it!

Just keep the long term in mind and enjoy the endorphins! So excited for you!!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Have Your Way said...

what a fun date!

i didnt work out today bc it was so hot--like 90 and i had a migraine all day

At May 31, 2011 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Caitlin said...

everything you eat/make looks like it should be from a photoshoot! haha. looks like you guys had an awesome date, and i love all those arcade places that give you tickets. it's weird how winning those measly prizes makes me so excited when i could have just bought the blasted things at the 99 cent store! :)

and again so happy for your first run, but like you said, don't do too much too fast. i've been there though and it's hard not to just do more. to stop myself i just think that a couple minutes of gratification now could leave me too injured to run at all for waaaay longer. not worth it. :) so stay strong girl!

my workout today was also a run on the treaddy.

At May 31, 2011 at 7:56 PM , Blogger Elle said...

Fun date. Very cute and I love the necklaces.

My favorite fruit right now is strawberries and navel oranges. When I was a kid I would only eat apples and am so glad my taste buds 'developed'!

Today I did a 6.25 km run, lots of stretching and 30 pushups. Yeah me!

At May 31, 2011 at 8:13 PM , Blogger Andi Fitz said...

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At May 31, 2011 at 8:16 PM , Blogger Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Seriously awesome day! She is way too cute, I'm such a sucker though and would basically buy the cutie whatever she wanted.
Your salad looks amazing!!! I love to toss in whatever I have around, the more the better.
Favorite fruits right now = peaches. Yum!
You two look so alike, especially in those matchy tops, haha!!!

At May 31, 2011 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Rachelle Wardle said...

Janae I am still so excited for you!!! I can't wait to run with you. Yay!!

Your neice is the cutest thing alive and yes you do look alike. I am just in love with your family and I haven't even met them.

Favorite fruit right now is grapes! And my workout was 8 hard miles. I gotta get my grove back.

Love ya girl! Have a great night.

At May 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I'm so happy you can run! But take it easy... you want to keep being able to!!! You two do look alike! So cute :)

At first, I thought at the beginning that you said we're all your "idiots". haha, guess not :)

At May 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM , Blogger Erika said...

Your niece is so adorable!! AND YEA FOR YOUR RUN!
I wish I wasn't so picky, but I don't eat anything green (unless it's candy or sodium packed like pickles or olives)...I'm just starting to eat veggies, so I haven't mastered the salad thing yet...I'm a plain iceberg, cheese and tomatoes kind of girl:)
workout today: strength circut with my butt kicking trainer=win!

At May 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Neon Blonde Runner said...

Oh my goodness, she's too cute with her little purse :)

At May 31, 2011 at 9:05 PM , Blogger Mollie said...

Welcome back to the running world! I just came back after 4 months. I have to do a run/walk for the first 4 weeks then do whatever I want from there. The weather is finally nice in Illinois and I am itching to run more, but 3X a week will have to do until this knee is strong again. I ran/walk 2 miles yesterday in 23:55, and hope to do that (or better) again tomorrow. Next week I get to increase to 3 miles and 6 minutes of straight running!! WOO!!

At May 31, 2011 at 9:22 PM , Anonymous Michelle (The Runner's Plate) said...

The best part of teaching: June, July, and August! I love it and never want it to end!!

My Tuesday's workout: ran 10 miles

At May 31, 2011 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Zaneta said...

Sounds like a GREAT date!! Wanna take me on a date sometime? ;)


I am so EXCITED for you to be able to start running again!! I've been praying for you ever since you got the news and this is a blessing!! :) Answer to prayer!! YAY!! :D

At May 31, 2011 at 9:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome date. 5 best-aunt points, right there

At May 31, 2011 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Lizzi said...

I am absolutely OVER THE MOON for you!!! This is just wonderful news :)

No Tuesday workout for me. Body (and brain) was screaming for a break so I had a super relaxed day and then took my mum out for a hot girl date at a fancy restaurant! Fried gnocchi, cheese platter, fantastic bread, green beans fried in BUTTER AND ANCHOVIES AND GARLIC AND ALMONDS, caramelised apple tart with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream... oh gosh. Digesting all that was a workout in itself ;)

I am an apple freak forever and ever. But lately i've been craving bananas which SUCKS because they're crazy expensive here at the moment - like $13/kilogram!!! >_< i miss my PB & banana sandwiches so much.

At May 31, 2011 at 9:41 PM , Anonymous Dorry said...

I love spending time with my nieces! What a fun day. I'm totally jealous of your summertime. I want to come hang out. I'm loving strawberries and mangoes. I went to a great yoga class this morning. My salads aren't complete without one (or all) of the following: avocado, hummus, almonds/walnuts

At May 31, 2011 at 9:51 PM , Anonymous MC Cooper said...

yay for running today!!! you will fall even more in love with running ( if humanly possible ) and have this new appreciation for it, not that it has been taken away for a while. we are so lucky to be able to do these things we love.
tuesday workout = hot yoga = near death experience = totally worth it
i have been obsessed lately with using salsa verde as salad dressing - with any and all produce i have on hand - especially red peppers. sometimes i accidentally eat the whole red pepper while deciding what else to put on my salad - oops.
oh, and in case you forgot, you ran one mile today - eeeeeeeeeeek!!!!

At May 31, 2011 at 9:54 PM , Blogger Char said...

The robot! How cute! I babysat my niece and nephew yesterday and my niece made me play in her room with her the whole time. I can't wait til she's old enough (she's 3 right now) to take her out on the town...strictly in child-agreeing hours.

At May 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never commented before but I just wanted to share that this afternoon I was doing a tough speed workout and I wanted to quit but I thought, there are people like Janae who would kill to be in your place! So I finished :) Thanks for being inspiring!

At May 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM , Anonymous Alaina said...

I am loving pink lady apples and pineapple. Oh and mangos. Yum. :-P

Your niece is adorable!!

At May 31, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Blogger sarah said...

i love fruit+nut salads.. i mostly like salads with protein only if it is yummy warm chicken but i think i may convert to your ways here pretty soon.. i'm ready to try new things!

favorite fruit = BLUEBERRIES. yumyumyum.

you are so stellar, janae! so glad to see you out + about clearly still on your runner's high (: lovelovelove it.

At May 31, 2011 at 10:42 PM , Blogger Cory Reese said...

Great pictures....and.....WELCOME BACK!!!!

At June 1, 2011 at 2:20 AM , Blogger Charissa Steyn said...

You are funny :) I love reading your blog...always always brings a smile to my face! Glad to hear God is healing you!! Legs that run are definitely a gift that we should never take for granted! Enjoy!!

At June 1, 2011 at 2:26 AM , Blogger Lindsey said...

What a SWEET post! You niece is the cutest - and you're such a fun aunt!!

At June 1, 2011 at 5:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your niece is definitely a mini-me version of you! adorable!

Are you picky about your salads or do you like to try different things and mix lots of different things together?
-I can be sort of picky! I tend to have my go-to salads but switch it up every once in a while!

What fruit are you loving right now?
-I don't even know that I can pick just one! I guess if I have to-strawberries!

What was your Tuesday workout?
-5.5 miles just completed at 6am =)

At June 1, 2011 at 6:40 AM , Anonymous Cyndi @ Weightless Life said...

I'm pretty picky about my salads. I'm not a huge fan of fruit on them, but I do enjoy some mandarin oranges now and then.

My favorite fruit right now is mangoes, or watermelon, or strawberries. There are so many yummy fruits this time of year I can't pick.

My Tuesday workout was chasing two dogs around the house trying to keep them from destroying everything. That's a workout, right?

At June 1, 2011 at 7:00 AM , Anonymous Alyssa @ Life of bLyss said...

I'm late, but CONGRATTSSSS, JANAE, on your supersupersuper exciting news! so glad you're back running again. :)

At June 1, 2011 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Natalie Cates said...

I love anything and everything in salads! Last week I had a salad with broccoli, peppers, chick peas, cottage cheese, garlic hummus, tomatoes, and peach dressing. Sounds weird but it was SO amazing. I like to throw everything in, and I am always up for trying something new!

I love fruit so much, but right now my favorite is mango!

On Tuesday I did my Insanity workout (plyometric cardio circuit) - love it! I also taught an extremely high intensity zumba class.

Congratulations again on getting back in the running world! I cannot tell you how excited I am for you!

At June 1, 2011 at 7:41 AM , Blogger Chris said...

Yeah for running again! I had a stress fracture back when I started running again (3 years ago) and it drove me crazy not to run, so I am sure yesterday felt GREAT!

Your day date w/your niece sounded fabulous. I love girls days with my daughter (I have one daughter and 4 sons), they are so much fun!

Salads- I am a bit picky in my dressings but not my toppings...I don't like sweet vinaigrettes

Fruit-hmm, pineapple, yummy!

At June 1, 2011 at 8:04 AM , Blogger michael. mindy. dane. said...

she is so cute! the robot dancing picture is my faaaavorite. love the necklaces! how sweet is she? i might have to come to terra mia on saturday so i can feel less creepish reading your blog 6 times a day. have to go to yogurtland toDAY after seeing those pics. ps, THANKS AGAIN for posting about our giveaway! we seriously got a TON of traffic from your blog. you are the best and i think i owe you your own yogurtland for doing it. serious. can you believe i'm typing this at school right now and you're already on summer break? i am beyond jealous. i am glad your run was so good. it's funny to me that 1 mile is so puny for you and it is like half of my workout. i am kinda pathetic and the running. that is my goal this summer! to get better! also. question. have you ever done a ragnar? my fam is doing wasatch back this summer and i got thinking about it and thinking about whether or not you've ever done it. like how i think about running and automatically think about you? cool? or creepy? ha. long enough comment? freak! i'm done.

At June 1, 2011 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Mandee said...

yay for you. contain yourself and do not run til Thursday!

My Tuesday work-out was a track workout with the coach the my company provides us and we did 4x400's at 7:40 pace followed by one mile at threshhold pace and then repeat the 4x400's. It felt great and I am learning to pace! Then when I got home from work I did a quick easy 2 miles with my old roomate around the neighborhood, mainly so we could chit-chat.

PS. That salad looks a-maz-ing. I have started eating peaches lately and they are SO GOOD.

At June 1, 2011 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Emily @ said...

omg your niece is so cute - that purse is almost as big as she is!! love it!

the more stuff in my salad the better! i've been loving oranges lately too - on their own and in salad.

At June 1, 2011 at 1:03 PM , Anonymous Tara said...

your niece is adorable!! congrats on being able to run again, we all know it was killing you. tuesday workout consisted of speed work with my running group... in the hot texas sun. just can't wait til july, it's only going to get worse.

At June 3, 2011 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

Believe it or not right now I am obsessed with Prunes. I am eating them a variety of ways including putting them on my salads.


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