Happy Tears and Justin Beiber

February 10, 2011

I don’t know what is my dealio but I have been joyful tearing it up like crazy.


Example’s in the last 24 hour period of me getting all emotional:

1. A student brought me a chocolate chip cookie after school right when I needed it. I mean, it had been at least 2 hours since I had any chocolate, I needed it.  He was creeped out that a cookie made my eyes well up with tears.

2. I have been listening to ‘On Your Porch’ by the Format on repeat in the car and every time it say’s, “And if I fail, then I fail but I gave it a shot.” I can’t fight the goosebumps and good feelings I get just thinking that no matter what happens in life as long as we give our all, it all works out. I can be proud of whatever I do in life as long as I try my hardest and give it a shot.  Music is powerful.

3. Billy texted me, “I’m thinking about you.” Simple and perfect.

4. While reading through the comments you guys leave me.  I can’t tell you how much I love reading your kind words, support and of course your hilariousness.  I don’t know how or why I was so blessed to have you guys be my best friends.

5. Jen (my running idol, this woman is hardcore) sent me the most sweetest card, loads of candy and 5 cd’s worth of relaxing music and workout music. I could not hold it in….the tears were flowing!

6. My neighbor brought us dinner after spin last night because she knew I was feeling overwhelmed (in a good way, a lot of really great things all at once but not enough hours in a day….maybe I should give up TV, ha never).  I struggle with anxiety when I get stressed and a warm homemade meal was exactly what I needed to calm down.

Plus dessert always makes me cry happy tears

Wednesday Night Spin Playlist:

1. Infinity by Guru Josh

2. Good Girls Go Bad by 3OH!

3. Show Me the Money by Petey Pablo

4. Club Can’t Handle Me by Flo’ RIda

5. Like a G6 by Far East Movement

6. Coming Home by P Diddy

7. In the End by Linkin Park

8. Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

9. How Far We’ve Come by Matchbox Twenty

10. Wall to Wall by Chris Brown

11. Mr. Brightside by The Killers

12. Only Girl by Rhiana

13. Firework by Katy Pery

14. On your Porch by the Format


Enough serious talk. Enjoy this movie that my brother sent to me for my birthday.

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!


What was the last thing that happened to you that made you happy tear up or give you the goosebumps and warm feelings inside.

Admit to me what teeny bopper singer/actor that you love to listen to or watch in a movie?

-I have always and still will always love Lil’ Bow Wow and I love working out to Miley Cyrus’s music.  I am also obsessed with Will Smith’s son when he was in Karate Kid.  Justin Bieber creeps me out.

*********MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION.  I need to tell my mom what I want for my birthday dessert at my family birthday party.  HELP ME PLEASE. What would you have?

d.a.r. February 10, 2011 at 6:25 am

You are so cute.

I am a big ice cream cake fan. I don't really like cake…ha! My birthday is in October, so growing up I would always ask for pumpkin pie!!


ratzxfink February 10, 2011 at 6:33 am

ice cream cake for me too!!! or a victorian sponge cake!!!! yums!!!


lauravirginia February 10, 2011 at 6:34 am

Haha – that video! I may or may not be going to see the Bieber movie this weekend…

Warm and Fuzzy – Thanks to YOU linking to my blog in your post last night, my little blog had it's busiest day ever yesterday. So THANK YOU! :)


Lindsay and James Cotter February 10, 2011 at 6:38 am

oh my! I laughed so hard I cried looking at that video!!! So today Sunday your bday, right? I sure hope so. Maybe I'll fly out to Utah for the weekend and bring you lots of goodies!?! oh I can dream, right? Girl, cry all you want, if its from joy and laughter, then you are truly living life.


Lindsay and James Cotter February 10, 2011 at 6:38 am

oh my! I laughed so hard I cried looking at that video!!! So today Sunday your bday, right? I sure hope so. Maybe I'll fly out to Utah for the weekend and bring you lots of goodies!?! oh I can dream, right? Girl, cry all you want, if its from joy and laughter, then you are truly living life.


Briana February 10, 2011 at 6:39 am

The warm and fuzzies? This is so geeky but EVERY time I see a service dog (like for blind or disabled people) I seriously almost start to bawl. Seeing those dogs do something so selfless and so genuine gets me every time. I can't help it. I have a soft spot for animals.

Not many teeny-bopper loves for me these days but I have a confession. When I was like 20, my friend and I were OBSESSED with the Backstreet Boys and we definitely went to the concert (3rd row, baby!) and knew all the dance moves and all the words, of course. It's a wonder we were both single at the time, huh?

Cake = Funfetti all the way.


fitchocoholic February 10, 2011 at 6:44 am

hahaha funny vid!
I had a fondue party for my last birthday! Whats better than sponge cake, pretzels, fruit and marshmallows dipped in chocolate? =P I also love giant chocolate chip cookies!


J February 10, 2011 at 6:45 am

I saw Justin Beiber on Ellen yesterday and Usher was there too. I couldn't tell what they were saying because I couldn't read the captions and run at the same time but it looks like they were having fun – lots of girls screaming.

I tear up all the time. Like its my job. Sappy commercial, tears. etc etc.

For your bday you should have chocolate cake filled with warmed fudge – like the dessert from applebees! it is so good. OR just cake with lots of candy on top of it!


runyogarepeat February 10, 2011 at 6:48 am

Chocolate lava cake with ice cream!
I love Jib-Jab, go on it and make Valentine's Day videos with your face & Billy's face…it's SO funny!


Katy February 10, 2011 at 6:48 am

I cry emotionally ALL. THE. TIME. I have cried during movie TRAILERS. Seriously. I cry when they sing "America the Beautiful" or "The National Anthem", I cry when I read about stories of survival, when I read my blog comments, when I get a card in the mail (especially if it is from my boy. He is so good at emotional stuff, UNLIKE his fiance…) I'm just a crier. Lol.

I am not on the JB fan train. I like Miley Cyrus' music, though she makes me sad. I. LOVE. SELENA. GOMEZ. She is not trampy, druggy, or a floozy. Her music is SUPA CUTE, and I just love her. Funny enough, she is rumored to be dating JB… Haha.

You are way too pretty. Stop it! :) J/K rock it, girl.


Kristin @NyceLife February 10, 2011 at 6:49 am

My warm fuzzies come when I visit my middle son's classroom- he has Down syndrome, but is in a fully included classroom, I love to see the kids treat him exactly like anyone else. And the girls fight over who gets to line up with him :)

I think that Zac Effron is pretty dreamy for someone who could be my son (that's pretty creepy)

Cake?, hmm, one of those with like 15 layers with super thin sheets of cake in between. MMMM


Catherine February 10, 2011 at 6:51 am

on your porch is one of my favorite songs ever. it makes me tear up too…


cpan1126 February 10, 2011 at 6:54 am

Chocolate fountain! Then you can dip pieces of snickers, brownies, milky ways, cake, cookies, etc into it. It's like a double dessert :)


chefkatelyn February 10, 2011 at 7:00 am

Awe girl I love your comments too! You are the sweetest, I cry happy tears not too often but when my family or friends say something really heartfelt.

Slash I absolutely LOVE the format, I have every single one of their songs, let's get their band back together so they can make mo music!

When my mom had cancer, people used to bring us meals all the time and it always made me well up! The goodness in people is beautiful:)


Caitlin February 10, 2011 at 7:02 am



Mary (How To Not Be...) February 10, 2011 at 7:04 am

hahaha that video is great. You & Biebs are an adorable pair. I tear up all the time but I definitely go through phases as well. The last time was probably watching Glee this week…

& FYI cake with lots of icing & ice cream is the best birthday dessert. Good luck with the tough decision!


Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run February 10, 2011 at 7:08 am

Good Girls Go Bad is by Cobra Starship. ;-) <—- knows lots of useless stuff.

Ice cream looks yummy!


Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner February 10, 2011 at 7:10 am

Happy tears are a good thing! I have always said "It's OK to cry"!!! I hate it when people say "Don't cry" or "awe, don't cry".. it makes me mad. Crying is a human thing and we are allowed to do it.. sometimes it makes us feel better.
Maybe I say that because I am definitely a crier… for the good, the bad…. I am verrrryy emotional.

I cried last night haha.

I don't know if I should say this or not.. but I love Justin Bieber! He's Canadian.. he represents well and has done so well for himself for being a small town boy. He's from a town about 40 minutes from my hometown.. i actually really do feel happy for him.

Dessert? to many to pick from!! a little bit of everything :) or how about an ice cream cake!


5 Miles 2 Empty February 10, 2011 at 7:12 am

WOW!! I hope you didn't show that video to Billy!? I mean wont he be all worried about your partying with Justin? Seriously, you two looked really tight, yo! YOU'RE FAMOUS!

My son said (about the video), "His mom looks crazy!" I don't know if it's worse that he thought you were Justin's mom or that you looked crazy! Hilarious! =)

About the bday dessert, chocolate anything! I always go for chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Failproof.

P.S. you have awesome neighbors!! What in the world? My neighbors don't bring me anything. =/


Karen February 10, 2011 at 7:14 am

Well, based on what I've read, I'd have to add yet another vote for Ice Cream cake but I'd probably cover it in various gummies, candy coated chocolates and tons of sprinkles. Throw in a sparkler to match your personality and you've got the Janae Birthday Bonanza Cake.

For me, I found a recipe for these dark chocolate peanut butter pudding parfait thingys that I'm dying to try. Perhaps for my brother's birthday next month…

What made me tear up recently? Being a cheerleader for a good friend who's looking for a new job right before her interview. Seeing how much it helped her confidence made me shed a tear or two. And today, I FINALLY managed to try running again after breaking my toe in December. I was so happy! Still very much a beginner but my plans on back on track (yippee).


AnnaMac February 10, 2011 at 7:18 am

I don't know if this counts, but I still LOVE the Hanson brothers, and my girlfriends and I make signs when we go to concerts. It has been a couple years since they have gone on tour, but I remain hopeful.

And I am not known for crying. In fact, I have been questioned about not crying. However, this video ALWAYS gets me — without fail. Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md2CW4qp9e8

Dessert: ice cream cake on top of a brownie topped with sprinkles and/or gummy bears


Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) February 10, 2011 at 7:21 am

Everything makes me tear up! Especially lovely comments like yours:)And I defo would have teared up too if someone had brought me a cookie! Your students must LOVE you!!

K, the cake should defo be chocolatey!! Oooh a triple chocolate fudge cake would be my choice…or a chocolate fountain with loads of good dippers!!


PBandJ Runner February 10, 2011 at 7:23 am

birthday dessert: CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE


movesnmunchies February 10, 2011 at 7:26 am

hooooo girl, i think you just made every young girl in the world green with envy- especially SELENA- that BITCH IS GONNA GET YOU GIRL

(note: justin and selena gomez are apparently dating- not that i should/would know this stuff…………)

mmkk mooooving on.. last time i had an emotional breakdown cry for no reason was when my mom ate the last banana………but thats a legit reason to cry right!


RunningWild February 10, 2011 at 7:40 am

That video is too funny! loveed it!
last thing that made me happy tear up was reading my hubbys sweet email he sent (hes deployed right now)
i would love either an ice cream cake or peanut butter chocolate pie for my birthday "cake"!
Happy Birthday week! you're so talented and beautiful!


Mrs V February 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

omg… that was the funniest video ever!


Amanda (Eating Up) February 10, 2011 at 7:54 am

I love working out to Miley Cyrus' music too! The girl has some good dance tunes. I don't discriminate.


carmen February 10, 2011 at 7:59 am

i always request ice cream cake for my birthday! even just the carvel kind from the grocery store … LOVE them! my birthday is in the wintertime, but i still love ice cream cake more than normal cake. :)


girlevolving.com February 10, 2011 at 7:59 am

Make your own ice cream sundae with tons of candy options. That sounds perfect for you (and me)!


Sheanna February 10, 2011 at 8:02 am

You're such a sweet person!

Last time I teared up in a good way was this morning…My daughter, Sophia, turned one today!

Justin Bieber makes me angry….I think it's mostly because I don't think the song "Baby" takes talent to sing and if he wrote it then that's just sad.

As far as music goes, I can't really say I like anything really teeny bopper-ish….WEll, wait, no, Katy Perry. She's just happy, though. Her song Firework is pretty great when you think about the actual lyrics and put it into your own context.

Mostly I'm a huge David Bowie fan…I think he's a lyrical genius. There are so many layers to his songs, and they can mean different things to me on different days. Seriously, if you want to get into some lyrically fabulous music check out some of Bowie's older works from the 1970's…Even moving into the 80's with his commercially successful Let's Dance album is a good idea…And of course, there's always the soundtrack to Labyrinth! And don't forget his most recent album, Reality…That was circa 2003.

If you've never watched Labyrinth go out and rent it right now…It's a kids' movie and it's so cute!!!


janice ann snaps February 10, 2011 at 8:06 am

May I suggest Hot Chocolate Cupcakes! By Picky Palate http://picky-palate.com/2010/12/16/hot-chocolate-cupcakes-with-mint-kissed-centers/
I made this during my day and half snow lock down! Let me just say Heaven!!!! Happy birthday.


Jogging with Fiction February 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

When I was engaged I used to happily tear up at everything! I think I was all jacked up on happiness that any more good emotion just sent me over the edge. It was great, but freaked Mike out.


athleticsandalcohol February 10, 2011 at 8:14 am

That Format song is one of my all-time favorites. It's so pretty.

As for dessert, funfetti cake with ice cream and TONS of sprinkles!


Big Daddy Diesel February 10, 2011 at 8:15 am

– Ok enough of the weepy talk, I stopped by to bring some testerone to the party

– I am sooooo glad you dont like bieber, once the boy hits puberty, his career is over, and I cant wait. He is actually a real jerk to people.

– My moms homemade strawberry cake, I get it every year for my bday

I have a feeling your going to take all 100 or so of ideas from the comments and tell your one to make everyone of them


Meghan February 10, 2011 at 8:19 am

I cried while watching Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. They get me every single time.

My twin sister read me a quote last night that gave me goosebumps – could have made me cry if I hadn't been interrupted by my barking dog (you can see him at http://www.theramblingsiter.blogspot.com).

Banana Pudding . . . I can't get enough of that
stuff. My all time favorite dessert.

Happy Birthday!


Meghan February 10, 2011 at 8:20 am

oops – http://www.theramblingsister.blogspot.com. Haven't had my coffee yet!


Julie February 10, 2011 at 8:21 am

It's Kidz Bop all over my world. Even when the kid aren't in the car, I find myself listening to Kidz Bop or Miranda Cosgrove or Big Time Rush…pretty silly at my age ;-)
When I come to a stoplight, I have to turn it down so ppl don't know what I'm listening to :-)


Kimberly @ Im Not Done February 10, 2011 at 8:22 am

Sorry you've felt overwhelmed, we all know what it's like to have weeks like that. I've noticed that when I am running and working out a lot I get a little emotional.

I vote for ice cream cake. Two deserts in one!!


drkgood February 10, 2011 at 8:29 am

Ice cream cake was the birthday standard in NJ. It's still what I want on my birthday. You could get yours topped with swedish fish and iced animal crackers.

I have no words for Justin Bieber. I am thankful that my daughter has not asked to cover her walls with Bieber posters or anything. At least I have that to be thankful for even if I do end up having to sit through his ridiculous movie.

I've been really emotional too lately but in more of a crying tears of frustration kind of way. :(


Meredith February 10, 2011 at 8:34 am

OMG! Janae! That video was HI-larious!!! I'm laughing out loud in my cubicle at work!

I think training can take its toll on you emotionally. I know when I'm mentally tired, I'm more emotional. I think the last thing that made me tear up was a sad song on the radio. That happens a lot. I hope you start to feel better.

I love Lil Bow Wow too! And Miley & Willow Smith now! I love me some "I whip my hair back & forth"!

Oh wow! What dessert for your birthday? And you only get one?? That's a tough question. That in itself is enough to stress me out! I'm a brownie freak though. So I might say brownies… or carrot cake… or banana pudding… or ice cream cake… see what I mean!


Mamarunsbarefoot February 10, 2011 at 8:36 am

OK don't hate me, I DON'T like teeny boppers. Since we homeschool my kids don't get all that boy, star fever and I'm kind of thankful.

What to eat?? The most chocolate, layer super cake she can find!!! I know you're going to have such an awesome day!


mickiruns February 10, 2011 at 8:36 am

My favorite emotion, ever, is tears through happiness. It's the best feeling ever.

I would vote for a cupcake cake. I know, I'm biased because I'm obssesed with cupcakes, but you can have a 'cupcake station'. Frosting, toppings, etc – so that everyone can decorate their own. You could have a chocolate explosion sour gummy cupcake!!!!! *drool*


Dannielle February 10, 2011 at 8:38 am

Omg I love this song. Really love it AND needed to hear it. Like love it so much I just bought it on itunes. Thanks for posting, happy birthday weeeek!! Have a great day at school ( : Almost Friday hollaaaaaa


Bess@Bess Be Fit February 10, 2011 at 8:39 am

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Preferably cookies n cream with chocolate cake from coldstone.


Ali @ Ali Runs February 10, 2011 at 8:43 am

I love the Format!!! My favorite song of theirs is "The First Single" so good! Also, I always tear up for happy things. I can't even give you a good example even though it happens ALL THE TIME. So funny. Also, I used to love Lil Bow Wow. My sister loved Lil Romeo and we used to argue about who was better. haha


kldennison February 10, 2011 at 8:44 am

Cheesecake with strawberries or cherries on top.


Mallory February 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

Haha I love that video. So funny!!!

My spouse sent me a text the other day out of the blue that said "I miss you." It just melted my heart.

I am still obsessed with Hanson. As in I still go to their concerts. Don't hate.

Ice cream cake is my favorite!! I don't really like cake.


Meg O @watchmegorun February 10, 2011 at 8:47 am

Oh my gosh, I love the format. You should check out the band fun. It's the singers new band. Last thing that made me feel all warm inside was pr'ING at my 5k race sunday. I love teeny bopper music, prob because I'm around kids so much. You should have funfetti mixed with marble cake. I've had it once, so good! Happy birthday week!


lizzyj1305 February 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

awww yay!!! such a great week with lots of good stuff going on for you! and you deserve it because you are an awesome sista and I can't wait to meet you in real life!!! I will email you details on the "man drama"<–I guess it's more like 'LOVE drama'..and not really drama, but whatev's it's so fun to talk about!
Heck NO to giving up TV to have more time for the 'real world'…hehe I will take stress & TV any day if it means I can keep up with my shows!
WHEN is your B-day?!? and how are you going to get my handmade running footcard, and puppy treats!? I would make you a bunch of epic cd's but you've already been hooked up with those! ;)
I hope you have a glorious Thursday, and rock out hardcore on either your favorite treadmill or elliptical…weeeeee! COME TO CALI for your b-day and we can run glorious miles along the ocean, and celebrate each mile with a chocolate chip cookie!!
I think you should have a huge cookie topped with your favorite ice cream and chocolate sprinkles as your b-day cake (like a pizookie!!!)


birdyleaps February 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

Hey! I read your blog on sort of a stalker-ish level and I have to tell you how adorable, amazing, and inspiring I think you are! I am a skinny like you, a VERY hungry girl, and a runnin' fool! Seriously, running gives me so much joy that I almost can't stand it. It's awesome to find that I am not alone in my enthusiasm for frozen desserts and speed work on treadmills… hee hee! I even link to your blog from my blog! I am sending happy birthday hugs!


runbakerace.com February 10, 2011 at 8:51 am

I love lemon squares as my birthday treat :)yummy. Sometimes i tear up in church when i see the families..ughhh. HAHAHA


LAPT February 10, 2011 at 8:52 am

OMG, I am SO emotional but I hide it pretty well… But I well up with tears whenever I read people's blog race reports (SERIOUSLY I'm overwhelmingly PROUD of people when they finish a race!).

For my birthday, I made a gourmet all from scratch carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I made my sister's wedding cake(s) and their favorite was red velvet with cream cheese frosting… you can't lose with cream cheese!!!


Legs February 10, 2011 at 8:59 am

I love lemon cakes for some reason! And yes, I cry happy tears ALL the time. For some reason there's so much history for me and Disney World that if I ever watch a Disney movie or watch a special on Disney I can't help but tear up. SO embarrassing. ;) And I LOVE that jib jab of you and Bieber!


Liz February 10, 2011 at 9:03 am

I'd say keep it basic – cake layered with swedish fish ;)


lexilives February 10, 2011 at 9:04 am

Janae, are you pregs!? JK JK, I get super emotional and cry at commercials about old men all the time. I get it.

Have something awesome for your b-day, like red velvet. Or ice cream cake. Or brownie cheesecake.


runningonwords February 10, 2011 at 9:11 am

Chocolate lava cake (preferably with a side of ice cream)? That's my favorite in the winter cause it's warm. Perhaps you could find a cut out of the Bieber to stick on a toothpick on top.


Kristin February 10, 2011 at 9:15 am

Aw, such good stuff! I'm a fountain of happy tears most days.


Melissa February 10, 2011 at 9:17 am

I actually like Justin Bieber's songs. *runs and hides*


Connie February 10, 2011 at 9:21 am



Jessica Joy Daly February 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

Great video.

Also, I can help you with your dessert dilemma! You seem to like ice cream just like me, and this is the most awesome thing I have ever tasted!


Hot Fudge Ice Cream Dessert?!?! YES PLEASE! I'll even come and make it for you!


Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} February 10, 2011 at 9:29 am

My sister in law painted me some very pretty birds – hellooo tears streaming! Anytime someone spends effort and thought on me I just can't control the emotions.

Teeny songs I'm ashamed of – spice girls + n'sync. Just can't help myself! What's awful are these are songs from when I was a teen…eeeek :)


Dorry February 10, 2011 at 9:35 am

I just LOVE you. I love that 1st picture. You are such a beautiful person, Janae! I'm so glad you are surrounded by wonderful people who build you up, bring you food and make you cry happy tears. I cry all the time. Seriously. When I'm moved by something emotional, I cry happy tears probably daily. And sometimes frustrated tears, too. :) I think your birthday dessert has to incorporate chocolate! OR lots of gummy bears and Swedish fish. I commented before I watched the video – going to watch it now. xo


my little celebration February 10, 2011 at 9:37 am

EASY. Request a vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and lemon cake and then have a generous slice of each alongside mounds of ice cream. Happy Bertday!


Julia February 10, 2011 at 9:37 am

I happy-cry all the time! Sometimes all it takes is just thinking about how lucky I am. I will cry, no matter what, when I am driving with the windows down on a really beautiful fall/spring day listening to my favorite band, The Avett Brothers. Nothing makes me happier.

And, I think you should have cake balls for your birthday!


Ashley February 10, 2011 at 9:38 am

you're adorable!! I happy tear up ALL. THE. TIME. Reading YOUR reasons for the past 24 hrs tear up had me a little misty! haha =)


Amanda@runninghood February 10, 2011 at 9:40 am

I tear up vey easily but mostly at the slightest hint of sad..even when I see an ambulance I get teary and a knot in my throat. Happy things too…like finding out my hubby doesn't have to leave for another week next week! You look super sexy in those black pants!


Nicole @ Of Cookies And Carrots February 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

ou're adorable.

I have soooo many guilty msuic pleasure its' ridiculous. I like a decent number of justin bieber's songs because tey're so damn catchy though I admit they're not quality at allll… though he has a decent voice, actaully.

miley cyrus… I liek a couple of the songs but her voice is TERRIBLE (in my opinion) and she's just obnoxious. but it'sstill a party in the USA ;)

and i had a really lengthy invovled conversationa bout how much i loved/love n'sync and all those 90s boy bands. obsessed.


funderson February 10, 2011 at 9:48 am

I got teary the other day when my son told me how good he did on his report card…awesome…
Go with the Sunday bar…might as well, right?


Kathie February 10, 2011 at 9:50 am

omg! that video just cracked me up!

you are absolutely adorable! I tear up all the time too


Kimberly February 10, 2011 at 9:52 am

No fears about the tears. I cry during Folgers commercials, when Mark won't get out of my way so I can make breakfast and when people say things like "bless your heart." I'm a lunatic.

I love birthday treats! I make my husband a fantastic chocolate raspberry cake and this weekend I made peanut butter banana cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Me, though … I'm an ice cream cake gal!

I hope you are enjoying your birthday week!


Siobhan February 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

I am such a crier lately. It's ridiculous! I don't mean full out waterworks and sobbing but watery eyes and maybe some single tears.

And I have a confession: I have a playlist called "J Biebs" and sometimes I run to it. Guilty!


Korin Lopez February 10, 2011 at 9:56 am

THANK YOU for sharing your spinning playlist!!!


Laura February 10, 2011 at 9:57 am

I love how many happy tears you have! If your students read this blog you would probably get 8,000 cookies a day…

Love the video. I'm afraid of the kid too and don't really know anything about him besides his name, haha. When I'm in a teeny-bopperish mood, I love the old R&B like Brandy and Monica and Aaliyah and Boyz II Men!


Runners Fuel February 10, 2011 at 10:11 am

You are a very sweet person!!! Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for you dessert!!


Joanna February 10, 2011 at 10:16 am

This is my first full week of being your new fan and I just think you are too cute! I'm a teacher too (High School but former first grade, how about you?) and there was a time when my first grader brought me a little plastic bracelet when I was having the worst day possible. The Lord works in mysterious ways!

I'm all about the Disney Teen shows… That's So Raven, Hannah Montana and the like. They are feel good shows…like my beloved Save by the Bell. :)

Hmm…birthday dessert? I would say Red Velvet Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory! AMAZE!!


hbobier February 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

I've totally had days (okay, weeks) like that.

And I love the Format, but I've never heard 'On Your Porch'! Off to grooveshark it now…

As for birthday dessert, I always just ask for fruit. There's usually chocolate/whipped cream/angel food cake included for normal people, but I just eat the fruit. :)


Sara February 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

I've never commented before.. but I just wanted to tell you that your blog has quickly become my favorite!!! I'm training for my first marathon (it's taking place the day before my 21st birthday next month!!) and you inspire me to train with my heart so much!!! I love the passion you have for your workouts- your running -and I look up to you a lot. I hope you know you're gorgeous & a role model for girls younger than you!! Keep doing what you do & never stop posting :) <3 <3 <3


The Accidental Runner February 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

I LOVE Taylor Swift as much as my 5 year old does. Also, and this is more of a flashback to my younger days, but I totally want to go see NKOTBSB…bahaha!


Nicole February 10, 2011 at 10:47 am

I actually have a Justin Bieber song! The shame, haha.
I think you should have chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting and ice cream… and a million different candies to top the cake ice cream mix!


Emz February 10, 2011 at 10:54 am

I love this post.

I love awesome neighbors.
I love church peeps who don't bring "casseroles" [sp] ;)



Kate February 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

Now I want to know what that first picture is from! Tears of joy are the best. :) That means life is treating you well.

You deserve all of the wonderful things you get. You work hard, you are kind, generous, loving, wonderful, understanding, inspirational, beautiful (inside and out) and you make this world a better place. It wouldn't be the same without a little Janae in it. :)


Mara... February 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

I looove ice cream cake!! I bake alot and ice cream cake is something I never make myself, so it's nice to have it as a treat. Either that or a peanut butter/chocolate cheesecake garnished with peanut butter whipped cream and Reese's. I'm just saying…now THAT would make me tear up!!!

I used to LOVE Robert Smith from The Cure. I was a goth child in high school!


All Things Jaime February 10, 2011 at 11:14 am

Happy tears are the best! Definitely nothing to be embarrased about! :) This post makes me happy! :) Just got caught up on some of your other posts!! You and your treadmill .. you're so hardcore!


Jamie February 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

I always want cheesecake on my birthday. That's what I'd ask for. :)


Sarah Soon-To-Be February 10, 2011 at 11:21 am

LOL omg I just died at my desk watching that video. Too too too too funny.

You're a nutjob in the best possible way ever. There's some commercial with a cute old couple doing something sweet and loving and I tear up everytime and B makes fun of me. Dang girl emotions.

Oh and I've listened to that song 5 times now already. Awesomesauce


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail February 10, 2011 at 11:22 am

Your comments always brighten my day, so I'm so glad that ours do too!

Geez, birthday dessert. That's a lot of pressure! I like the ice cream cake idea, but split it into quarters, so you have have four themes of candy topping it! Sour gummy's and white chocolate chips don't really go together, do you they?


Stephanie February 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

I love ice cream cake. :)

I cry happy tears SO MUCH MORE than sad tears these days which is the way I like it. Izzy and my new mile time both made me cry. Funny that they both happened on a treadmill.

Happy Birthday Week!!!!!!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 10, 2011 at 11:41 am

I alllways tear up like crazy!!! Whenever my class truly does a great job on something, and I compliment them about it, my eyes autimatically well up with tears. I guess it's just the proud mom factor coming out! :)

::sigh:: Hormones…


Just Run With It February 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

Aaahahahah that video is literally cracking me up. Nice work to your bro! Haha… you are so cute. I tear up to happy things all the time, too (I swear I'm turning into my mother!). I teared up the other day just thinking about running down Boylston, the crowds, the emotions, aahhh! So excited for Boston.


Betsy February 10, 2011 at 11:51 am

Good grief that video was funny. Bieber creeps me out too. He's not even cute!
I think I would like a brownie with ice cream on top! That sounds good.


Joanna February 10, 2011 at 11:56 am

I'm all giggly now knowing you read my blog too! hehe YAY for Blog BFFs! We do have a lot in common, except for the fact I don't each as much candy as you…and I ask myself when I read your blog, why the hell not? Life is too short. I have receeding gumlines too, so the dentists already hate me… I'm all in sistah!


Carrie February 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I love that video. I literally loled :)

As long as your tears are happy ones, there's nothing wrong with being moved by stuff! I teared up watching Pink's Effing Perfect video on youtube the other day. And if someone brought me a chocolate cookie right now, I might actually bawl. (I've been chocolate deprived this week) It's also super nice that you were able to have a hot, home-cooked meal when you've been working so hard.

Happy birthday week, you awesome lady you!! :)


Tara February 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm

One of my close friends told me she was pregnant on Tuesday. They have been trying for over 4 years and will make WONDERFUl parents! I got goosebumps and tears.

I like Miley Cyrus sometimes. Her song The Climb is very encouraging during hard runs!

Chocolate and ice cream sounds delish!


Cait February 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm

ahhhh! so great and anything with chocolate in it is the BEST-
ps share your secret of how you get so many ppl to follow you :) i'd love to get up to 100 followers/comments in ONE DAY! xoxo


Rose February 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Lemon curd tart. That's totally what you want.

I kind of love Miley Cyrus music. And I can automatically tell if a song was released as a Miley song or a Hannah Montana song, because they sound different.


Jenn February 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm

You have the best heart!! I am totally feeling the same way this week!! Im so glad your so happy…You deserve it! I feel that way about music too… and I love that you like good music!!
Ok, I love homemade cake… my mom always makes me chocolate cake when I come home to visit, but i love ice cream cake too!
p.s. yes, lets watch the bachelor together!! :)


Meg February 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Omg that video was hysterical. Could he have chosen a better picture for it? hahahah

I'm not sure if she counts, but Taylor Swift. A lot of teeny boppers are into her, so I'll stick with my answer. At first I was a little embarrassed by liking her, but I'm not anymore – she's really talented. And her songs are SO catchy.

COOKIE CAKE. Definitely chocolate chip cookie cake either covered in frosting or covered in ice cream. I'd probably go with frosting.


lunachickruns.com February 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I tear up really easily too. During movies, commercials, Oprah, pretty much all the time.

I liked New Kids on the Block (sorry, NKOTB) waaaayyyy past the time when they were actually cool. A couple years ago my husband got free tickets to their concert and took me! It was magical.

I totally want some ice cream cake now. You should have that or else gooey fudgy brownies with ice cream and hot fudge. Or both!


Jill February 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

This post made me smile; nice to know I am not alone :).

I would have coconut cake with chocolate ice cream. But I'm kinda a coconut freak.

Hope your day's going great!!!


Stefanie D. February 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Whenever Husband says cute things to me…it makes me tear up a bit. Ohhh, the love. :)

Birthday dessert. Chocolate molten lava cake. For sure. With vanilla ice cream.

Isn't Justin Bieber super annoying?? I mean, he's just about every where these days. I need a break from him. He needs to just go away for a while.


Rene February 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

So don't judge me but I was watching Oprah yesterday and she had all of the old soap opera stars on. It showed a clip of Susan Lucci winning her 1st Emmy after 19 nominations. I may have cried a little (or a lot) and I may have then gone to YouTube so I could watch the event in its entirety. Then I may have watched Rosie O'Donnell meet Barbra Streisand and win her first Emmy.
My hubby threw me a Hannah Montana Party for my 35th b-day. I still love Hannah, Miley not so much.


Sarah February 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Its always the little things that make me get joyful tears. I love to leave notes for my mom to find, sending simple texts letting people know you were thinking about them, buying the person behind me in line at starbucks their coffee.

And i secretly love the high school music sound track, selena gomez in wizards of waverly place on the disney channel. She is HILARIOUS.


Samantha February 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Oh my goodness, that whole part of the song makes me tear up. Starting with "whats left to lose,
you've done enough" Such emotion! I find myself tearing up a lot, even if there's nothing to tear up at. I like happy tears though! Such as the ones you get from emotional music like that!


lolzthatswim February 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Red Velvet Cake from Cold Stone Creamery. When they make their ice cream into cake form the calories are negated…


BigHappyFamily February 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Are you too busy celebrating birthday week to double post today? I feel like I need a fresh Janae hit before I go for my afternoon run, and instead I re-read your playlist (always enjoy) and re-watch the Beiber video … Hilarious.

Maybe I'll go enter the SUAR Boston bib give-away, and when I win, I will treat you to my favorite Boston ice cream … JP Licks on Newbury Street. Check it out. It's just a bit off the marathon course around mile 25.5.


Jen February 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm

You're so cute! Are you sure you're not pregnant? ha! ha! Those emotions can run pretty high. I get all teary when someone tells me something good about my kids. It never fails. And I look like an idiot.
I think little acts of kindness make me tear up because it renews my faith in humanity. Reading the news or just watching out your front door sometimes gets me discouraged about where we are heading. But when someone is nice, it reminds me that all is not lost.
Hope you have a great day!


Corey @ the runners cookie February 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Aww you are obviously so loved! How great that you appreciate it so much. Hmm if it were my bday I'd probably ask for Carrot Cake w/ coconut frosting, or Chocolate peanut butter ice cream pie :)


Cynthia February 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I pretty much cry for everything. Sappy movies, commercials, shows, you name it I cry haha.

I like Miranda Cosgrove and Selena Gomez. I also like lil Bow Wow even tho I think he dropped the lil haha. And always was an N'sync fan of course.

My most fav dessert of all time is Gold Medal Ribbon ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins! YUMMY!


Caroline February 10, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Last time I cried of joy was when I crossed the finish line at my half marathon. Before that I cried when i opened my last christmas gift: My Garmin. Bill gave it to me. I cried because I knew he got how important running was to me now.

Justin B. No thank you. In the younger ones I like Taylor Swift the best.

Desert: Carrot Cake. and Ice cream

I posted a picture today with post workout "horns-hair" and that made me think of you!!! ha ha!!


XLMIC February 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Writing my latest post made me feel really good and made me cry. For real.

JB is gross. I am old enough to remember when Will Smith himself was the teenybopper heartthrob. lol As for the current ones… hmmmm…. I am drawing a blank :P

Dessert? Can't go wrong with one of those ice cream sundae bars you've been tantalizing us with!


Lindsey February 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I will admit that I still act like a 14 year old girl whenever I see a member of NSYNC on TV haha.

You should get an ice cream cake for your bday dessert…with chocolate ice cream…and lots of chocolate on top! :)


Abby February 10, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I would have Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory, but only if I didn't have to share! Other than that, anything with rainbow sprinkles will do.


blondevue... February 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Pumpkin Pie of course!!

Your neighbor sounds incredibly sweet! Warm homeade dinner, you have it good girl!!

I last cried happy tears when I heard this morning that my Campus ministry leader from college just got accepted into the military as a Chaplain. He and his wife have worked so hard for this, and God has granted them the desires of there heart. So incredibly cool!!!


Waheeda February 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm

haha that video is hilarious!
i would pick chocolate mousse cake..yum!


Pam February 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm

That video is the best thing I have seen all day! Hilarious!

I can't remember what made me tear up last out of joy, but I did laugh to the point of tears Sunday at church.

If it were MY birthday, I would ask for my favorite–ITALIAN CREAM CAKE. Mmmmmmm…..


Suzanad February 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Hahhaha your face in that video is PERFECT!! You almost look scared of that kid! :)

For my birthday, I would want……… my race entrance fees covered for a year. But since you already have that, I'm out of ideas!!


Cara February 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

haha love your posts! you crack me up!


Nicole February 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

you are the sweetest cutest ever ever! i love reading your posts! :) i'm a hot mess this week and have teared up a lot…. all your tearfulness is making me tear up! GAG!

p.s. i still need your address so i can send you goodies!


Colleen Pitmon February 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I LOVEEEEE The Format.

And for dessert, I say….Carrot Cake! Or, a bowl of cream cheese frosting. The cake is really just a vessel for the frosting…


naomi February 11, 2011 at 12:22 am

wall to wall by chris brown was the very first song playing on my ipod when i ran my very first race – the big sur half marathon in 2008. ever since then i try to start every race to that song. another great play list!


Valerie May 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm

You listen(ed) to THE FORMAT?! That was my favorite band ever! You’re the coolest person in my book now.


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