HAPPY VALENTINES DAY AND THE WINNER IS…….

February 14, 2011

First, of all I am a nerd and loved my red shirt today for V-day.  I felt cool at school today.  I guess it may be time to clean my room and I have puffy cheeks in the morning, that is normal right?!?! Or maybe my ice cream sundae(S) went straight to my cheeks.  I guess I shouldn’t have had that third bowl and half the whipped cream can.


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If you hate my cheesiness and you are sick of me than please skip this post, back to recipes, candy and sweaty workout pictures tomorrow.


Dear Valentine,
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(Picture from Valentines Day 2 years ago at Sundance)

Billy, I just wanted to tell you that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.  You make me want to be a better person and to treat everyone around me with kindness the way that you do. You are the most hard-working, fun-loving, compassionate, hot, hilarious person I know.  Thank you for putting up with my weirdness and being my number one fan and supporter.  I love everything about you!


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I do want to talk about something serious……I want to validate the fact that Holiday’s are not easy and happy for everyone.  Some days we feel lonely and depressed because the fact of the matter is that we are alone sometimes.  Believe me, I had plenty of lonely V-day’s.  I was ALWAYS the girl getting dumped before I met Billy and I spent many nights crying because I felt so alone.  Heck, I had a boyfriend that was cheating on me for 2 months before I found out.  It take’s going through a million losers before you find the good ones:)


Remember that valentines day isn’t just about having a bf/gf/wife/husband etc.  It is about celebrating love and the blogging community is one of the most loving groups of people I have ever associated with.


So, I guess what I am trying to say is that if you are having a hard day today and you feel alone…will you email me? I am here for you and I would love to be email pen pals.   We can be valentines K?!?!  I will even send you some chocolate’s if you give me your address (sorry if that sounds creepy)!!
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Time for a winner!!!! And the winner to the giveaway is…..ha, ha you have to watch another movie muhahaha!!





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My workout is after school today…..we had to move the treadmill to another room because the people below us probably didn’t want to hear my pounding feet and Linkin Park at 5 a.m.  I will be running my heart out before dinner:)

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Did you have any delicious V-day candy today?
-Way too much.  Those darn students know the key to my heart.


Do you decorate your house/apartment for holiday’s?
-No, but I want to….will someone please come teach me how!!


Since we are in the love theme….what is your favorite Chick Flick or Love Song?
-’A Walk to Remember’ and ‘A Cinderella Story’ (with Hillary Duff ha) are my favorite chick flick and my favorite love song is Jack Johnson ‘Better Together.’

Scallywag February 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Since my sig other and I are actually doing V day tomorrow I MAY have treated myself to some major chocolate today… POSSIBLY. MAYBE. Im so excited for tomorrow though- dinner and a show!

I do decorate for christmas but not other seasons :)

My favourite chick flick is he’s Just Not That Into You. I really think its funny and I like the premise. Some bits are sad though! Also love Love Actually and Easy A (HILARIOUS).

My three favourite love songs (I cant chose), that all reflect how I feel (soppy but its v day) are Collide by Howie Day, “You’re barely waking, and I’m tangled up in you… I finally find, that you and I collide”, Teenage Dream by K (yeah I know its more pop but…) “Before you met me, I was alright but things were kinda heavy, you brought me to life. Now every February, you’ll be my valentine” and Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, “I keep you with me in my heart – you make it easier when life gets hard… Lucky I’m in love with my best friend… As the world keeps spinnin’ round, you hold me right here right now”. Theyre all about how lucky you have someone and about someone who grounds you but is also someone youre so excited to be with.

Eew i’m making myself feel sick! Ha ah aha!

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY AND THE WINNER IS…….

February 14, 2011

First, of all I am a nerd and loved my red shirt today for V-day.  I felt cool at school today.  I guess it may be time to clean my room and I have puffy cheeks in the morning, that is normal right?!?! Or maybe my ice cream sundae(S) went straight to my cheeks.  I guess I shouldn’t have had that third bowl and half the whipped cream can.


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If you hate my cheesiness and you are sick of me than please skip this post, back to recipes, candy and sweaty workout pictures tomorrow.


Dear Valentine,
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(Picture from Valentines Day 2 years ago at Sundance)

Billy, I just wanted to tell you that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.  You make me want to be a better person and to treat everyone around me with kindness the way that you do. You are the most hard-working, fun-loving, compassionate, hot, hilarious person I know.  Thank you for putting up with my weirdness and being my number one fan and supporter.  I love everything about you!


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I do want to talk about something serious……I want to validate the fact that Holiday’s are not easy and happy for everyone.  Some days we feel lonely and depressed because the fact of the matter is that we are alone sometimes.  Believe me, I had plenty of lonely V-day’s.  I was ALWAYS the girl getting dumped before I met Billy and I spent many nights crying because I felt so alone.  Heck, I had a boyfriend that was cheating on me for 2 months before I found out.  It take’s going through a million losers before you find the good ones:)


Remember that valentines day isn’t just about having a bf/gf/wife/husband etc.  It is about celebrating love and the blogging community is one of the most loving groups of people I have ever associated with.


So, I guess what I am trying to say is that if you are having a hard day today and you feel alone…will you email me? I am here for you and I would love to be email pen pals.   We can be valentines K?!?!  I will even send you some chocolate’s if you give me your address (sorry if that sounds creepy)!!
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Time for a winner!!!! And the winner to the giveaway is…..ha, ha you have to watch another movie muhahaha!!





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My workout is after school today…..we had to move the treadmill to another room because the people below us probably didn’t want to hear my pounding feet and Linkin Park at 5 a.m.  I will be running my heart out before dinner:)

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Did you have any delicious V-day candy today?
-Way too much.  Those darn students know the key to my heart.


Do you decorate your house/apartment for holiday’s?
-No, but I want to….will someone please come teach me how!!


Since we are in the love theme….what is your favorite Chick Flick or Love Song?
-’A Walk to Remember’ and ‘A Cinderella Story’ (with Hillary Duff ha) are my favorite chick flick and my favorite love song is Jack Johnson ‘Better Together.’

Sabrina February 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Great post! I am enjoying my single days. I bought myself a bottle of wine and some chocolate covered strawberries. I plan to curl up on the couch, watch the Bachelor, and enjoy wine and strawberries all by my self!

Chick flick – When Harry Met Sally
No love song speaks to me at the moment.

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ShortSkirts February 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Happy Valentine's Day.

Love your shirt!

I really love Pride & Prejudice, the newest one with kiera knightly, so good!

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chefkatelyn February 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Aweee I can't wait to find my husband one day! Girl I am so sorry about the jerkoff that cheated on you for two months, I bet you a million bucks you were WAY prettier than him:)

I love valentine's day, it reminds me of being a kid in elementary school and having shoebox "mailboxes" for our candy and valentimes.

Slash I love flannel giiirl! Where did you find that shirt?!

Oh and fave chick flick – DEFINITELY A Walk to Remember! Why are we twinnies..and duh I will email you if I am sad and start to hate boys

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail February 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm

YOU are toooooo cute!! I JUST posted on how Spencer and I met in honor of V-day–loved your heartfelt words to Billy.

Chick Flick = Notebook (too obvious?)

I am ready to eat a box of Hot Tamales that I got from Spence! And, dessert will happen for all 3 meals today!! :)

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Stefanie D. February 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm

So you are the cutest thing that every happened to the blogging world. Loved how you chose your winners. :)

I love 27 Dresses. Best chick flick eva'!

I attempted to decorate for V-Day. But all I managed was a heart-shaped wreath that I made and hung outside my door.

Cherry flavored 3 Musketeers. Mmmhmm.

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Ally (oatsandspice) February 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Haha that is such a cute way to pick the winner! I hope you and Billy have an amazing Valentines Day!

http://oatsandspice.wordpress.com

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Elysie February 14, 2011 at 5:39 pm

The part about emailing you if someone is feeling lonely almost made me cry – that is the sweetest thing I've ever read! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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Pemberton Family February 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm

What a sweet post! My sweet mommy got me my favorite triple chocolate toffees from our candy store here in town so you can bet I had a few of those today! I did decorate this year but only because I have 2 little boys that love decorations. They were so excited for Valentine's Day when they woke up and saw all the decorations:). I just went to the Dollar store and got some cute stuff and decorated our kitchen area. Have fun running!

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Meg February 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Best chick flick EVER – When Harry Met Sally.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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middleagedrunner February 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Even though I didn't win I still love this.
Such cute kiddos!
I had a good healthy ammount of candy. I think that YOU of all people can appriciate that!
I have a christmas tree… And that's it…
As far as Chick flick's go- you can never go wrong with a classic like Dirty Dancing- or something new like Twilight (oh no!)
Happy Valentines Day!

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Regina February 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Happy valentine's day! Hope you have a great day…
favorite candy- reese hearts, fo' sure.
Favorite chick flick- I think I'll have to go with The Holiday, or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, or… I like them all!

(Great way to pick your giveaway winner, so cute!)

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Kate February 14, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I decided who you remind me of, vocally. Amanda Bines. You sound just like her and you have similar manerisms. (did I spell that right, teacher?)

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

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Lindsay and James Cotter February 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Congrats Roo! I love the video. The kids are precious. Happy Valentines day to such an amazing couple!
LC

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One Crazy Penguin February 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I just wrote a post about this the other day. I may not have a man in my life right now, but it doesn't mean that I can't have a day full of friends, smiles, miles and chocolate!

And I'm not as big of a fan of chick flicks as I am of chick lits. I love curling up with a good cheesy, corny, sappy, romantic book. I feel all cozy and warm inside :)

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Sarah February 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I emailed you a while back but never got a response. *sad face*

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Katie @ Healthy Heddleston February 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

That was such a fun way to pick the winner!

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Lizzi February 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Finding your blog was, without a doubt, the highlight of my day. To the point where I cried a little bit.
… I wish I was kidding.

Me = ex-fat-kid turned eating-disordered-university-student turned fitness-freak turned marathon-runner (only once, so far, but you've made me want to do it again!), turned… something.

Something/someone who is slowly learning to exercise for fun (egads!) and accept that food owns my soul. And that both these things are A-OK!

You've also reignited my secret, long-time-lurking desire to be a teacher… uh oh.

Anyway, thanks for kicking booty. Rock on! And happy V-day. My boyfriend also rocks, and gives me giant slabs of expensive cheese every Valentine's Day.. so I have some important business to attend to.

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Small Town Runner February 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Well, DARN! I guess I have to go buy myself some lotion =D !!
Congrats to the winner! Cute video, too- made me smile.

So YES!! I do want to meet you in Boston, but I think you have one more day there than I do. I fly in Fri and out Tues. I am sure there will be some good opportunity for crazy visiting and maybe even a post-race celebration (no stairs though).

Getting excited! 62 days left….I put a countdown on my blog today =D

http://www.smalltownraces.blogspot.com

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Stephanie February 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Haha! I LOVEd the video! And I LOVE the red flannel shirt! I could have rocked that at my race. :) You let me borrow the shirt and I'll let you in on some of my mommy decorating tips. :)

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asideofsimple February 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Good to know the answers to #3. Because basically I watch them whenever I have a sleepover. Even if it's just me. They're my go-to chick flick/ love movies.

My favorite love song is You and Me by DMB. It gets me every single time.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate February 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

A Walk To Remember is one of my favorite books! LOL.

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Anonymous February 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm

how can you run for so long every day? Don't you ever get sick of it or just bored
like how do you have so much energy???
i completely envy you, I cannot last for more than a half an hour run and that only happens twice a week….:(

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Mallory February 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Love the way you picked the winner!!

I didn't have any vday candy… yet. I am about to have Sweettart Hearts.

I decorate for Christmas but no other holidays. I like decorating!!

Chick flick is DEFINITELY The Notebook!!!

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Madison February 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm

That video was the cutest. What a fun way to do a random draw. Happy Valentine's Day!

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Jen February 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Happy Valentine's Day!
Sweet post!
Love the Jack Johnson song too!
: )

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Colleen February 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Happy Valentine's Day! And I love the video!

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antosdoeslife February 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY LOVE! :)

I sadly am without my Valentine and without Candy, and not even remotely near my house at this time. :(

My favorite chick flick is The Notebook and my favorite song is "Chasing Cars". It almost makes me cry everytime.

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I always love your videos! You and Billy are like the perfect couple!

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nanosandc February 14, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I already told you that you and Billy are so cute you should sell toothpaste!

Totally agree, you sometimes need to kiss a load of frogs before you get to your prince. My pastor told me, (and she is the bestest person ever) that you can let Jesus be your valentine till God brings that special person. It was so cheesy but two days after she said that, I met my husband.

My fav love song is Kiss The Girl from the Little Mermaid. I wlaked out of the church to that song. I love LOVE ACTUALLY.

There are too many to count-The Notebook was good. I don't know. I love love :)

I wanted to wear a toga to work and look like Aphrodite but my boss said no :(

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Run with Jess February 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm

You're too cute!
*I totally indulged in hmmm, heart-shaped cutout cookie, cupcake and chocolate… too much?! Back to diet tomorrow…
*I decorate for every holiday! Love it, but hate the work of packing it away every time.
* Fav Chick flick… How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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Caroline February 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Chick flick: impossible to pick one, I am addicted to those: Nothing Hill, Sleepless in Seattle, you got mail, the notebook, four wedding and a funeral.

Song: If ever I could love by Keith Urban..

did you see my post today? There is a picture of my family and Keith Urban in this week's country weekly magazine..that is crazy!!

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Britt February 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I'm a new reader, and I absolutely love your blog. Your running amazes me-I wish I could run as often & as fast as you!
Best Chick Flick: When Harry Met Sally…which I will be watching tonight! My boy & I celebrated over the weekend so it's a girls night…with myself hah!

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Dorry February 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm

You look fabulous in your red! I ran in my pink sports bra today to get into the spirit. With a purple shirt. :) I've had some delicious chocolate today and more in a little while for dessert. You know I love A Walk to Remember – I'm not sure if it gets cheesier than that, but I can't resist. xoxo

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Caitlin February 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Planning on consuming some tonight! I would love decorate my dorm but am very limited on time =(, I make sure to dress up though!

I LOVE how to lose a guy in 10 days, and waitress!

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LifeasKristina February 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Love the flannel-it's a joke between my fiance and I that we both love flannels so we have to plan our outfits-god forbid we both show up looking like lumbar jax!

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Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run February 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Aww, what a sweet post. It's nice that you're so sincere.

Favorite love movie: When Harry Met Sally – all the little montages of the old people talking about how they met…<3 <3

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Stephanie February 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm

We decorate for Christmas and a teeny bit for halloween, but I have a feeling once we get married and move into our bigger house I might be more inclined to decorate.

I love all chick flicks- always, all of them! I am also a big chick-lit book reader- think chick-flicks in text format, so great!

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Crystal February 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm

ah!! Just had to comment- Jack Johnson's Better Together was my wedding song!! My first date with my husband we went mini golfing. However, when he came to pick me up he found my guitar and started playing it and I heard it upstairs and I seriously died! Thus it became our song :-)

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my little celebration February 14, 2011 at 7:33 pm

I've been having some seeeerious sugar cravings today, probably because everyone's blogs are filled with chocolate overload and cupcakes galore. So, I've had three cookies, a handful of chocolate and will be having a little ice cream sundeeee later. Hooo-ray.

Ha, I can just see you having a ball on your treadmill. Hope you have fun with your best birthday gift ever! And I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day.

Cha chow,
-Dana

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Jogging with Fiction February 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm

no candy for me, but I am going for a giant piece of cake tonight!!

I only decorate for Christmas, because it's my favorite!

My favorite chick flick is probably Love Actually, it's got a little something for everyone :)

p.s. my dog didn't freak out at your video today, you're growing on her lol

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spectacuLAUR February 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

your favorite chick flick is a cinderella story?!?!

you're seriously my favoritest person in the world.

i thought i was the only one who LOVED that movie since it came out. whenever i say anything people are like… "err… ohhh, yeah. that's a good movie." hahaha.

<3 i hate valentine's day.
never had a valentine :( wahhh.

but i hope yours goes really well!!

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Anonymous February 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog!! You are awesome!!

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solarpowered February 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Not the best day for me — finding my Mr. RightForMe seems to be in a stalled pattern these days :(

However, I got awesome hugs from my nephews, and nothing sucked today, so I call it a good day :)

Happy belated birthday — computer problems have kept me away for a bit.

And, in the spirit of sharing the love, you sounded super happy and looked really cute in that "winner" video. :)

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mickiruns February 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm

HAHA those kids were loving the anticipation!! So cute.

I… uh… don't like chick flicks. Does Miss Congeniality count?

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Holly February 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm

You are SO sweet :) Love your note to Billy & then to all of the singles…so nice of you to always think of others! Told ya, you always make me smile with all of your kindness!
& the way your chose your give away winner = the best!! The little ones are so cute!

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Melissa February 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I have not had any candy today (!!!!). I am saving up for some kind of delicious dessert at dinner tonight!

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Sarah February 14, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Great post! V-day is about love in general, not just the romantic kind.

I watched a lot of ABC Family and FX this weekend, and of those movies I would have to say I loved Ella Enchanted!

Happy V-day!

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Sarah February 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Happy Valentine's day, Janae! I'm a big dope, so my favorite love movie is The Little Mermaid. I KNOW it's cartoon but that prince…HOT. My totally awesome husband had lunch with me at my favorite place. I have to work until 11 tonight, so he brought my son up here with pizza for dinner! I am so lucky. I had no candy, but I did take a rest day from training…my V-Day pressent to myself. And yeah for you for Boston tickets!! I wish I could go.

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Kristen February 14, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I've been reading your blog for a little bit but hand to comment on my favorite chick flick, How to Lose a Guy in 10 days…love it!

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hungry-dancer.com February 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm

This is a great post! You have given me hope to find the right guy!! I am always picking the losers..but it takes a lot of frogs before you meet your prince!! Glad you are having a great V-day!!

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Adrianna February 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm

adorbs video.
i love valentines day…always have. i've been single for sooo many of them, including today. but thats ok–i've got a great family to share my love with. and that pan of brownies i baked for myself!
totally rocked red today, too. i always dress for holidays, although only with colors, not quite to the embellished sweaters and vests…yet?

no decor from me, but mom and dad sent me flowers, so now those are on display! my fave love movie is love actually and sleepless in seattle.

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winstead family February 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm

happy valentines day AND happy birthday! congrats on your new treadmill…that husband of yours must REALLY love you!

i loved your cute video. it's neat to see how people talk vs. how you THINK they talk based on how they write on their blog. :)

favorite chick flick – DEF. notting hill. <3

i ran the 1/2 marathon yesterday and i'm going to do a post about it tomorrow! you need to come run in new orleans next year!!!

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runaroundaroo February 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I'm saving all of my candy eating for tomorrow…my lunch break is going to consist of a trip to Target to scavenge all of the on sale candy! I'm a little bit too excited for this!

And I'm pretty sure I just won an awesome VDay present! I'm also a little too excited for this! Happy Valentine's Day World! :)

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Maddie February 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I bought a gigantic box of York peppermint patties at Costco yesterday, so that was my Valentine's day chocolate! :) And I lllloooovvveeeeee When Harry Met Sally. It's such a good love story, and the 80's music/outfits are awesome!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Krista February 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Three things:
1. I needed this post, given the fact that I just wrote a post about how I've been bitter all day because it's Valentine's Day and I'm single. lol
2. I love how you picked the winner!! So cute :)
3. Linkin Park is my favorite band ever (I have seen them in concert 5 times) and I love you even more now that I know you listen to them while you run.

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Gracie (Complicated Day) February 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

That was such a sweet V-day post. I made sure I told all my customers happy Valentine's day today, even the old mean grumpy ones :)

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thegingerwife February 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Janae, you are too cute. Between you and BessBeFit, I can always rely on you two to motivate me to get my sweaty butt on the treadmill…so THANK YOU!

My mom gave me a ginormous 7 pound bag of pretzel M&M's for V-day. I've reached my candy intake for the week, and it's only Monday. Shoot!

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katecountsdown February 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Happy Valentine's Day! That video is too cute. Favorite chick flick is definitely The Notebook..no matter how many times I see it, I can't help but cry!

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Kara Lynn February 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I ate a dozen chocolate dipped strawberries because I was a little bummed out. Work was horrible today. We got out of school early to be with our lovers and my lover is in bed asleep because he's been throwing up all night :-( Poor guy. It's a good thing we celebrated on Saturday!!
You are so cute and so sweet!!

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kristensweetly February 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Thank you so much for your sweet post. You brightened my day right now. I wasn't alone; I spent the evening with a friend of mine, watching tv, drinking wine, and eating pizza. But it feels pretty hard right now, after having a few really nice Valentine's Days, to be back to the lonelier ones. It's nice to be reminded anyway, that we have a caring community out here. :-)

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em February 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm

OMG A walk to remember= the best chick flick ever!!
And I totally wore red/pink today too! lol I'm glad I wasn't the only one!
Happy v-Day and I'm so glad you can spend it with people you love
p.s. you won an award on my blog!

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Tracy Simmons February 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm

If I ever do a giveaway, I am doing it video style! I loved that :)

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brokerunner.com February 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I loooooove Titanic and The Holiday. I could watch those movies back to back a hundred times and still not get bored.

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klh February 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I LOVE your shirt! Video idea was too cute! You are so sweet girl!

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Carrie February 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Happy Valentine's Day!! What an awesome post. You are truly a fab lady – inspiring others in all kinds of ways. Your love note to Billy was super sweet, as was your note to lonely readers. Plus, I love the video! All around win, as always :)

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Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Such a cute video! What a good way to announce the winner :)

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Nat February 14, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Happy Valentine's Day, you cutie!

My current favorite love song is "Marry Me" by Train. I melt whenever I hear it, something about it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Favorite chick flick is "Sex in the City" #1. I almost NEVER watch a movie more than once, (short attention span), but I've watched SITC at least 20 times.

I'm glad you have such a sweet Valentine to share your life with! My man is the keeper of my heart too :)

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MuncherCruncher February 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for being my cheerleader Janae. You are the sweetest thing ever, and I don't know what I would do without you. I really don't. You are so good to me…even when I'm a crazy pants. I love you, OH so much! I'll see you soon and I can't wait! I hope your VDAY was awesome! xoxoxo megs

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Amanda@runninghood February 15, 2011 at 12:45 am

Ah Jack Johnson…we had so many of his songs at our wedding. I love Ben Harper's Forever too! I love the movie Knotting HIll, Love Actually…oh, I'm not thinking of the others. We had some really yummy fondue and the dessert was to die for. I thought of you actually as I was dipping my strawberry into this cheesecake fondue. Do you like cheesecake actually? Can't remember your other question..darn…okay, sheesh, took a few minutes to scroll all the way up there…yes, kind of but our decorations are very 5, 3 and 1 year old like. :)

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greekyogurt February 15, 2011 at 2:18 am

Very funny video haha! The kids are adorable and you look gorgeous.

My favourite chick flick…I suppose Notebook. And the funny thing is that there is a couple, friends of my grandfather who had a similar story. The man had Alzheimer and his wife wrote everything in a notebook and was reading it to him. He died in January and his wife 'followed' him one month later. Although I knew the story I never thought it was really romantic until I saw the movie.
So life has great love affairs, we just not notice them sometimes.

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Connie February 15, 2011 at 2:34 am

I love the song "better together" too bad it reminds me of this jerk i was dating. anyway, all anger aside, it sounds like you had a pretty awesome day ! :)

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natalie February 15, 2011 at 3:10 am

what a kind post :)
i am alone this valentines day and i am ok with that but i spent many nights crying over the creeps that i have met. i celebrated valentines day with one of my best girl friends, we had a lovely time. Happy valentines day

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Katy February 15, 2011 at 3:22 am

I totally teared up on this post. I'm such a sap.

Happy (late) Valentine's Day!

My favorite romantic movie is The Princess Bride. Hands down. I love that movie so much.

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movesnmunchies February 15, 2011 at 4:36 am

ahh the way you did the giveaway is so so cute! and you aRE SO SWEET about letting ppl email you- im single but im hopeful! and ive stil got a few years to have fun ;)

my FAV chick flick is mean girls… or ANYTHIng with Channing tatum… Dear John… OH MAH SEXY

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Three Girls and a Dad! February 15, 2011 at 4:54 am

I bet your students just love you!

I have been eating Valentine's candy for two weeks now! I should send the rest to you.
And yes, I decorate the house…out of control table setting this year for Valentine's day for my daughters- the baby didn't notice, but the older one loved it!

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Sue February 15, 2011 at 5:19 am

great video! Pride and Prejudice – awesome chick flick – watch it if you haven't seen it!

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Kel February 15, 2011 at 6:08 am

I would love to be pen pals with you! My Valentines Day was a bit lonely, but my students bought me a million boxes of sweet tarts so that cheered me up. Being alone isn't always a bad thing. It just hurts a little during the holidays.

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Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) February 15, 2011 at 6:57 am

You are SO SO cute Janae!! Seriously, can you post a video EVERY day please? Thanks:)

Girl, you are amazingly kind, and so thoughtful!! I love that you thought of other people too and you are just the most generous person ever!! Offering to send chocolates?! You are SO sweet and I think you're an amazing woman of God:) Love ya girl, and I'm so glad you had an amazing V-Day with a guy who love you. <3

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Leanne February 15, 2011 at 7:01 am

Hey Janae!

Been reading your blog for a while now (one of my faves) and the comment on you asking people to email you to be their valentine was just too cute!!

You really show what a lovely sweet person you are. Keep up the ace blogging :D

Lea

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lenniejane555 February 15, 2011 at 7:22 am

This is really sweet! Your blog not only inspires me to be a better runner, but to be a better person. Thank you Janae! :)

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runbakerace.com February 15, 2011 at 7:29 am

Such a cute winner video :) Such a sweet post to the hubs and I had to meet a lot of not so great boys before I met my special one. Hope you had wonderful valentine's

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Sheanna February 15, 2011 at 7:45 am

Janae, seriously, you are probably the sweetest person I "know." Thank goodness I found your blog. I know I've told you that it brightens my day every day, and it's so true! Just think of how many lives you touch! Fantastic!

You really are an inspiration to others! Keep it up, girlie! Love it!

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Emily February 15, 2011 at 7:49 am

Happy Valentine's Day! I told my boyfriend about your new treadmill – he was quite impressed!! :)

I ate chocolate covered fruit and lots of Lindt truffles! I think a few sugar cookies may have slipped in there, too.

I don't decorate for all of the holidays (mostly just Thanksgiving and Christmas) but I DO always buy the holiday m&ms and put them in bowls around my house. I say I'm being festive but my bf says its just another way for me to eat m&ms. He might be right.

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creatingkarlek February 15, 2011 at 7:58 am

Janae!

I have a treadmill/vibram Q! :) (not totally unrelated)
Do you run on your treadmill in your five fingers? and did you find that when you were getting used to your five fingers they hurt your heels at all?

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theAlmostRunner February 15, 2011 at 7:58 am

Sorry this is so late! (A whole day… geeeez.) I definitely mealed on some Dove dark chocolate yesterday and Luke got me orchids, which are my fave. It was a relaxing night!

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Maria February 15, 2011 at 8:06 am

Wonderful post! I basically love all chick flicks, but it's hard to go wrong with Love Actually.

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Stephanie February 15, 2011 at 8:15 am

love the way you picked your give-a-way winner!!

Nothing like running at 5am while listening to Linkin Park! You are my kind of girl. :-)

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Pam February 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

I hate that my work computer blocks your videos. :(

I had no candy whatsoever yesterday! Pam 1, Valentine's Day 0! Take THAT Valentine's Day calories!

I put up a Christmas tree, but that is the extent of my holiday decorating. I think my mom burned me out on it when I was little. She decorated for EVERYTHING and not just a little bit!

Hmmm…. favorite chick flick… that's a hard one. Probably The Notebook. Makes me cry every single time. Nights in Rodanthe was really good too.

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WannabeRunner February 15, 2011 at 10:14 am

As i read that last question, i thought you asked "Whats your favorite Chick Fila Love Song?" And i thought, what the heck? Chick-fil-a has love songs?!

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norcalchick4 February 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

I know the singles comment was directed at everyone, but it really meant a lot to me and made me tear up. You are such a sweet person for caring for others you don't even know. And I'm going to try to make my blog posts less depressing :)

I ate waaaay too much candy. My mom's a teacher and she's allergic to chocolate so I get it all!

I decorate either for seasons or for holidays. I like doing seasonal decorating because you use flowers and natural stuff and it looks prettier to me.

My favorite chick flick is the SATC movie and Bride Wars because the similarities of me and my best friend to the 2 main characters are uncanny!

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The Accidental Runner February 15, 2011 at 11:50 am

Better together is my favorite too!! And my fave movie is The Story of Us. Probably not the world's most popular movie, but I can't get enough of it.

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Nicole February 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

how long did it take you to write EVERYONES name on those papers??? LOL you are so cute

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Bess@Bess Be Fit February 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm

gosh. I don't think you could get ANY PRETTIER. I am serious Billy is a lucky man!! ow oww!!

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J February 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Let me tell you about my lovely dating history! I was always alone in high school and it never really bothered me. No one really wanted to be my boyfriend, not until college and then I have had a valentine ever since even if it has just been a friend who has gone out for ice cream with me! It really is about the people you love in your life!! I am enjoying my copious amounts of vday candy right now! I am spoiling my dinner!

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Just Run With It February 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I just wanted to say how sweet and thoughtful you are (sorry if that sounds creepy!). You always sound so kind and bubbly and happy and reading your blog everyday makes me smile :) So thank you for that! You totally rock and I really hope we can meet up in Boston in April!!

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blondevue... February 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I am not sure how I missed this post. The video and the way that you picked out the winner with your nephew and nieces is awesome! Too cute!!
It was really sweet of you to talk about the other side of valentines day too. I seriously can't stand this holiday, but I WANT to love it! :D My family is great, and that is what I focused on Monday. That kind of love. If I had seen this post on Monday I might have just emailed ya!! Super cool of you. :)
Glad you got lots of candy from your students!! Sounds like you picked the right profession!

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Sara February 16, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Yay for the video drawing! I loved it!! ;) You are too cute and so beautiful! :)

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY AND THE WINNER IS…….

February 14, 2011

First, of all I am a nerd and loved my red shirt today for V-day.  I felt cool at school today.  I guess it may be time to clean my room and I have puffy cheeks in the morning, that is normal right?!?! Or maybe my ice cream sundae(S) went straight to my cheeks.  I guess I shouldn’t have had that third bowl and half the whipped cream can.


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If you hate my cheesiness and you are sick of me than please skip this post, back to recipes, candy and sweaty workout pictures tomorrow.


Dear Valentine,
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(Picture from Valentines Day 2 years ago at Sundance)

Billy, I just wanted to tell you that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.  You make me want to be a better person and to treat everyone around me with kindness the way that you do. You are the most hard-working, fun-loving, compassionate, hot, hilarious person I know.  Thank you for putting up with my weirdness and being my number one fan and supporter.  I love everything about you!


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I do want to talk about something serious……I want to validate the fact that Holiday’s are not easy and happy for everyone.  Some days we feel lonely and depressed because the fact of the matter is that we are alone sometimes.  Believe me, I had plenty of lonely V-day’s.  I was ALWAYS the girl getting dumped before I met Billy and I spent many nights crying because I felt so alone.  Heck, I had a boyfriend that was cheating on me for 2 months before I found out.  It take’s going through a million losers before you find the good ones:)


Remember that valentines day isn’t just about having a bf/gf/wife/husband etc.  It is about celebrating love and the blogging community is one of the most loving groups of people I have ever associated with.


So, I guess what I am trying to say is that if you are having a hard day today and you feel alone…will you email me? I am here for you and I would love to be email pen pals.   We can be valentines K?!?!  I will even send you some chocolate’s if you give me your address (sorry if that sounds creepy)!!
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Time for a winner!!!! And the winner to the giveaway is…..ha, ha you have to watch another movie muhahaha!!





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My workout is after school today…..we had to move the treadmill to another room because the people below us probably didn’t want to hear my pounding feet and Linkin Park at 5 a.m.  I will be running my heart out before dinner:)

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Did you have any delicious V-day candy today?
-Way too much.  Those darn students know the key to my heart.


Do you decorate your house/apartment for holiday’s?
-No, but I want to….will someone please come teach me how!!


Since we are in the love theme….what is your favorite Chick Flick or Love Song?
-’A Walk to Remember’ and ‘A Cinderella Story’ (with Hillary Duff ha) are my favorite chick flick and my favorite love song is Jack Johnson ‘Better Together.’

Lindsay and James Cotter February 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Congrats Roo! I love the video. The kids are precious. Happy Valentines day to such an amazing couple!
LC

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