Friday Favorites

March 18, 2011

My sister stayed up until midnight last night to be the 1,000 follower. Thanks for helping her out:)  She was SO excited to tell me this morning.  Send her warm wishes on her HALF-MARATHON tomorrow.  I was supposed to run it with her but now I get to be the CHEERING section.  I can’t wait to be the spectator that I LOVE at races.  Better believe I will be going crazy cheering on people and encouraging them BIG TIME!!!


Workout this morning was 30 minutes on the elliptical with no tension……um, yeah let’s not talk about it.  I did have a stellar weights session and it may just be in my mind but my upper body is already feeling STRONGER from all of this weight training:)



1. Nothing sounded good for breakfast this morning besides dipping my fingers (yes, two fingers at a time to allow more surface area) straight into the jar.  Hows that for a calorie dense breakfast.  No dishes and one satisfied belly.

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2.  Billy’s new rocking Under Armour and Brooks running gear (I called it an outfit and he made me change it to gear)

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Um……I have never been more attracted to him.

3.  Electo Therapy ha it really feels tickily and it makes me giggle and my muscles do the wave, maybe I will film a movie of it!  Okay, the real Friday Favorite in this picture is the spicy nacho cheese flavored popcorn.

Healthy- No

Full of ingredients I can’t pronounce- Yes

Makes me not so mad that I can’t run right now- Yes

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Off to get some fro-yo with my girls!!! Utah version of happy hour after work.


1.  What are some of your FAVORITE THINGS today?!?!

2.  What did you have for breakfast today?

3.  Anyone racing this weekend?  If you have a second will you wish my sister good luck….she is kind of nervous and any encouragement and words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!

Angie March 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Good luck to your sis!!!!!!


Angie March 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

YES!!!! I WAS FIRST!!!!! I feel so special. :)


Erin March 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

To your sister: Good luck with your half marathon! I am sure you will rock it!!! Can't wait to hear about it :-)


Running Girl March 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm

1) Favorite things today – had a great run yesterday after a sucktastic one yesterday. It made me feel fabulous!
2) I had a piece of wheat toast with peanut butter, a pear, & a skinny caramel macchiato from Starbucks. My once a week treat. YUM!
3) Good luck to your sister! She's a rock star mom.


Stephanie March 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Tell your beautiful and stunning sister to have the time of her life and to run strong!!!

My favorite thing this Friday is inspiring and motivating women. This blog world is full of them. Including you. Enjoy the popcorn and your studly "geared up" man!


Maria March 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm

That electro stuff looks very serious!
I had porridge with cranberries for breakfast today. I am not racing but I am supposed to run 16 miles (furthest I have run before is 14 miles 2 weeks ago!) so am nervous about that. :)


Lindsay and James Cotter March 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm

best of luck to sister!! YAY!! She's gonna rock it.


Lindsay and James Cotter March 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm

best of luck to sister!! YAY!! She's gonna rock it.


2011 Resolutions March 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Good luck to your sister. I will be running my first 5k at the end of the month….nothing awesome really but it is an accomplishment for me! Baby Steps!


Keri March 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Omg over 1000 followers. Pretty sure I was your 16th! Good luck to your sister tomorrow…


Susan March 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Good luck to sister! BTW – just started reading your blog today! Found it through another running blog, but not sure which – I've started to read so many!

Some of my favorite things today…
1. My breakfast – Bagel w/brummel & brown + TJ's Apple Cranberry Butter. Yum.

2. Kicking *ss at a 6:30 AM runners bootcamp even though I was on my first day of my period AND had been out late last night.

3. Spring is here! I'm wearing cute striped yellow Payless flats! New spring clothes from Old Navy! And my necklace shaped like a high heel, w/diamonds on it!

4. I guess I also favorite exclamation points today, given how many I used. =)

Breakfast was mentioned above – bagel, plus pre-workout was ~half a grapefruit + 1/2 ounce of pistachios. I cannot believe how buttery pistachios are. Yum.

No race this weekend, but 9 mile run in prep for 10 mile Cherry Blossom run in two weeks!


Runeatrepeat March 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Today my fave thing is Graham Crackers with PB&J.

Love love love.

You look pretty eating PB and holding popcorn! Gorgeous girl :)


movesnmunchies March 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm

ABHAHA I JUST LOVE the photos you take of yourself!! and YAY for yours sis! 1000 followers- i am not surprised.. everyone loves you Janae!


Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner March 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm

WOW over 1000 followers!! AMAZING!! And that is so SWEET of your sis!!

Breakfast…quadruple chocolate oatmeal:) Definitely one of MY Friday Faves!!

I am racing in a couple of weeks, and am wetting myself already! GOOD LUCK to your sis!! I'm sure she'll ROCK it!!


andrea March 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm

utah is a dry state?


runyogarepeat March 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Congrats on the 1000 followers! and Good luck to your sister!
I always do the fingers in the jar trick or a big spoon.
My favorites today was 7 miles in the sun followed by a delicious falafel pita with my boyfriend.


Dorry March 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm

YOU are my favorite thing today!! I had a green smoothie for breakfast – it's hot in Dallas and cold things are sounding good. No races this weekend, but the next is my half on the 27th!

Best of luck to your sis! And keep taking care of that body! Love you. xo


Nik March 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Good luck to your sister! I'm sure she'll rock it. And I bet her hair will still look great at the finish line. Seriously envious!


Laura @ Meet virginia March 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

GOOD LUCK Hungryrunnersister!!!


~Mrs. Guru~ March 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I bet your sister will do great! That popcorn looks good!


Briana March 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

That's it. I am going out here in Boston to get fro-yo. Just pretend that I am there with you in Utah.

Seriously. Please pretend. Thanks. :-)


Pam March 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm


My favorite thing about today is that it's 80 degrees and a rest day!

Breakfast was a very boring Kashi granola bar and some Stoneyfield organic caramel greek yogurt.


Christine March 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I'm doing a 1/2 in my hometown (Modesto in Central CA).

I couldn't help laughing at your Utah fro-yo happy hour comment. Not my normal HH fixins, but I just had some chocolate yogurt with coconut and strawberries :)


Thisisme March 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Good luck to your gorgeous sister!!!

Healing vibes for that leg!



ihatepickleslikewoah March 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Nothing sounded good????!!!??? Hmmmm….

I wanted a yummy smoothie with CHOCOLATE soy milk but i didnt want to wash the blender. So i ate approx 65 of the awesomesauce no bake pb cookies :)

And goooood luck beautiful janaes beautiful sister!!!! Yall are my heros!!!!!!!


Victoria (The District Chocoholic) March 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I want to read more about these stellar weight sessions. Weights RULE!


Jogging with Fiction March 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Good luck to your sister! I'm running a 5 mile leprechaun race on Sunday!

For breakfast I had an apple, apple oatmeal, and coffee. Delicious.

My favorite thing today is date night!


nanosandc March 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Good luck to your sister!!

I had coco pops with chocolate milk and peaches :) Delicious..

My Friday Fav was that I wore my favorite dress yesterday, and we went to the running shop and I restocked my GU and then went to the jewelers and got my rings cleaned, I do those two things EVERY Friday..


GI Jane March 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Good luck to your sister!

I'm running my first ever half on Sunday! Super nervous.

Favorite thing was a sweet cross fit workout with a good friend.


Meg O @watchmegorun March 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

good luck to your sis, she's gonna rock it! Congrats on getting to the 1000 mark. You are a pretty big deal now :) Have fun on your froyo date, I'm jealous. Happy Friday!


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn March 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Omgggg good luck to yo sista!! She is going to kick ass, even without you next to her. Cheering is so so fun too:)

Slash next time I get injured I am BORROWING THAT. I would pay money to see my muscles do the wave!!

My friday faves are SALADS and banana chocolate cookies. They didn't last very long:)


Caroline March 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Good luck sister!
If I can do a half you can!!! FOR SURE!


thequirkykitchen March 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Big congrats on the 1000 followers! Yay! Good luck to your sis!


Pink Champagne, Gatorade, and MRE's March 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Good luck to your sister!


Jenny March 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

1. Favorite thing of today? Glorious sunshine and mild temperatures for Upstate NY. : )
2. Breakfast? I had a cinnamon raisin bagel with Neufchatel cheese–my new favorite find. I don't like regular cream cheese, but just found that I DO like Neufchatel. I'm weird. : )
3. Best of luck to your sister!!! She'll do great!!! : )


Tara March 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I did electro therapy in high school when I messed up both knees playing water polo. It helped a lot and I managed to finish the season but I agree that it feels SO WEIRD!!

I made the boyfriend go get fro-yo with me earlier today. DELISH!!

Favorite thing today: fresh hair cut and pretty weather! (I know that's 2)


Reply March 18, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I have a super delicious bowl of oatmeal this morning with peanut butter and fresh banana!

The best part of my day is that the weekend is here!


Erin March 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Good luck to your sister!!!

I had two breakfasts today-#1 homemade whole wheat bread with pb. #2 green protein smoothie

And I'm running a fun St. Patricks Day 5k on Sunday before the South Boston Parade!


Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run March 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Good luck to your sister!

I'm always nervous right before a race, but it all goes away instantly when you start running. She'll rock it!


scissorbill March 18, 2011 at 6:24 pm

My favorite thing today is coffee from freshly ground beans.
Breakfast was steel cut oats with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter.
Best of luck, Hungryrunnersister aka your 1,000th follower!


Corrie March 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Good luck, sister! I wish I was running a race this weekend!!!!

That popcorn looks amazing. And I definitely understand the mismatched outfit…. happens to me alll the time!! :)


Corrie March 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Also, congrats, felicidades on having 1000 followers. I'm trying to popularize you here in the Dominican Republic! :)


Kim (Book Worm Runs) March 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Um, doesn't everyone eat their peanut butter that way??? No?? ;)

GOOD LUCK to your sister!!!!! Yay for races!!!! I am running a 5 miler on Sunday, woo-hoo!!!

Have a great weekend!!


Rene March 18, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Breakfast – breakfast burrito (1 egg, 2 egg whites, whole wheat tortilla, and Frank's hot sauce)
Good luck to your sister. She'll be awesome.
Favorite things: watching my friend's 3 yr old son so she could spend time with her baby in NICU, the glorious, sunny, near hot weather here in Dallas, Muncher Cruncher's zucchini cookies.


Melissa March 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

No race this weekend…just a 7 mile run with my team (longest distance ever). Good luck to your sister!!!
Breakfast was toast with my beloved almond butter. :)


Dana March 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

My first race is going to be the BAA 5K the day before the Boston Marathon… will you be there cheering??


Sally March 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm

GOOD LUCK JANAE'S SISTER!!! That's so exciting! You will ROCK it!! I'm sending you lots of happy and positive good luck thoughts your way! :)

The best part of my day was having a totally spontaneous Friday night spent with my roommate. We walked around the beautiful Inner Harbor in Baltimore and stuffed our faces with chips & salsa at a mexican bar. Completely unplanned, nothing crazy, but everything I needed after a hard week at work! :)


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail March 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm

I am a fan of Utah style HH–delish!

GOOD LUCK to your SISTA!! I'm so sorry you won't be running with her, but I'm know you have inspired her above and beyond. Go SIS!

And, GO Billy–looking like a runner in his "gear"!

Brekkie= Blueberry oatmeal with some add'l blueberries :)


runningonwords March 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Good luck, sister! I also have a race tomorrow (4 miles). I hope you have fun!

So my acupuncturist uses electric stim hooked up to needles in my butt and legs. It's an even more bizarre sensation when it is inside your skin.


Bess@Bess Be Fit March 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Good luck to your sissy!!! I know with y'all's crazy good runner genes she'll do amazing!! Tell her not to be nervous, its FUN!!! I am running Sunday at 7am…half marathon! Its my 2nd race and 2nd half. I'm excited minus waking up at 4:30! haha


ashley & sundance March 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Good luck to your Sister!! You'll be the best cheerleader ever! :)

My favorite thing about today?? Frozen yogurt date with you! I freakin' love you! Just a lil' obsessed. I feel like I talk about you to everyone! :) I don't know how we lived without eachother! LOL.

can we please plan a double date night? this way our hubby's won't get annoyed when we spend 3 hours at yogurtland??? ;)


ashley & sundance March 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Good luck to your Sister!! You'll be the best cheerleader ever! :)

My favorite thing about today?? Frozen yogurt date with you! I freakin' love you! Just a lil' obsessed. I feel like I talk about you to everyone! :) I don't know how we lived without eachother! LOL.

can we please plan a double date night? this way our hubby's won't get annoyed when we spend 3 hours at yogurtland??? ;)


Lori Lynn March 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I'm not racing this weekend, but I am doing a race next weekend! I'm rather nervous about it too. :-S


athletic chick March 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Good luck to the hungry runner girl sister tomorrow, and and kudos to you for being there to cheer her on!

Friday favorites: (1) my hip is healing and I actually kicked a little in the pool today (it's the baby steps), (2) dinner with friends, and (3) reading your posts. :)


Amanda March 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

This morning I had Quaker Granola Cereal and it was sOO good! And good luck to your sister! I know she will do wonderful!! :)


Nicole March 18, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Just so you know I picked BYU to go pretty far in the tourney… and thought of you the entire time!!! :) future hubs and i had some questions for you about how things roll in Utah… email me & ill ask!


danielle March 18, 2011 at 9:23 pm

My favorite thing today was the nap I took after work!

I have oatmeal with honey & frozen fruit and 3 egg whites and one whole egg every morning… And I love it!!

Good luck sister!!! I know you can do it!!


XLMIC March 18, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Good luck to your sis! And WOW on 1000! WTG! I can't even get people to LOOK at my stinkin' blog let alone follow :P

How awesome that you are doing weight training! I know you have resisted… just think about how totally strong you are going to get :)

Breakfast was gluten-free banana blueberry pancakes w/ maple syrup… and they were probably my favorite thing today. Wait, we went to some pretty awesome parent/teacher conferences today… it is always nice to hear good things about your kids :)

You are doing such a good job of letting that leg heal… good girl!


Nicole March 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Good luck to your sister! Because you come from the same gene pool she will do awesome and rock the half marathon!
I'm doing the LA marathon on Sunday- so nervous and excited!
Have a great weekend and a good time cheering on your sister.


Lindsey March 18, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Good luck to your sister – she's going to be awesome!!

I did the same thing with the PB yesterday as a snack!


Tara March 18, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I am sure your sister will do great!

So I am calling out for some help from you and your fellow bloggers. I am running my first half marathon(Fargo 05/21) on my 36th birthday. I am looking for a fun saying to put on my shirt. Any ideas?

PS I love reading your blog!!!


thecreamfilling March 19, 2011 at 2:55 am

Good luck to your sistahh :D

1. Went for my first run in the LONGEST time yesterday. It was splendirific.

2. I was boring and just had some oatmeal with peanut butter

3. Nope, no race. I am ridiculously out of running shape.

I hope your leg gets better! Tryna send some good vibes your way :)

P.S. I love your blog so much! You're hilarious and I always look forward to reading your posts. Just thought I'd let you know that haha


Rachel McPhillips March 19, 2011 at 5:49 am

Your sis is going to rock it! Maybe she could do a guest post so we could read about her experience??


Erin Masi March 19, 2011 at 5:53 am

Good luck to your sister!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

I'm running the NYC Half tomorrow! Eeeek! I'm getting nervous!


Everyday Love March 19, 2011 at 7:50 am

I'm not really sure about the spicy nacho popcorn…I'll have to try it! But I'm right there with you about the peanut butter fingers!!


Jenn March 19, 2011 at 8:29 am

Shoot! I'm late. Maybe it's earlier in Utah! Good luck to your sis on her race!!!!!! Keep us posted! I bet you will be an AWESOME spectator!


pajamachef March 19, 2011 at 9:33 am

mmmm what a great breakfast :) pb rocks!


Michael Smith March 19, 2011 at 11:30 am

Hope your sister ran well today.

I agree on the odd feeling from the electro therapy. I had that on my shoulder last spring. Very weird feeling.


Holly March 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I forgot to mention that I ran a 10k this morning…an hour and 25 secs! 10 minute pace and took 6:20 off of my previous 10k back on Thanksgiving!


Mallory March 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Haha I love that you called Billy's clothes an outfit at first!! Too funny!! I think it's a cute outfit!


Colleen March 20, 2011 at 7:10 pm

No only is Billy rocking the running, he looks like a runner! :)

Nacho cheese popcorn huh? Iiiiiinteresting…


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