Carb loading for my big run.

June 11, 2011

After five days of close calls, near Janae-semi truck sandwiches and having to listen to teenagers talk about their crushes for 12 hours a day while teaching drivers ed, I think I deserved a mammoth bowl of fro-yo, fruit and tropical gummy bears.

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Plus, I felt like I had to carb load for the marathon that all of these beautiful girls! We took over the and inhaled a combined total of 28.3 lbs of ice cream and toppings.

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After fro-yo I sat on my couch while Billy was being responsible and did homework while I tried to think of a way to install a frozen yogurt dispenser next to my pillow.

After Billy spent 3X+4 hours on math homework (X=2) we went over to the slumber party at my parents.  My aunt is running the marathon and so we slept over there so we could all wake up and go cheer on the masses (and run a full three miles, take that femurs).

For dinner I was craving a salad, I don’t know what is wrong with me….I never crave 3 lbs of produce covered with bbq sauce and ranch.

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I forgot why we were mad at each other in this photo but I know it was over something important and I am sure I will remember in a few weeks and be mad at him again over it.  Wife of the year goes to me.

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Once I got over it and licked my plate clean we went on a hunt for any dessert on the premise.

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My mom always hides things thinking that we won’t find it but look what we have here…..a snickerdoodle frisbee and one creepy husband’s eyeball in the background.

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As you know, I am a firm believer of carb loading.  1 frisbee carb heaven should adequately fuel me for my 3 mile run tomorrow right?

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Who is RACING?  Any long runs?  Fill me in people!!!!

Favorite type of cookie?

-I think snickerdoodles win…..dough rolled in cinnamon-sugar, yes please.

What time do you usually wake up on Saturdays?

-To teach spin I would always wake up at 8 (I did my long runs on Friday) but now I don’t know what I will be doing!!!

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn June 11, 2011 at 7:29 am

I am going RUNNING with the Padre if and when he wakes up! No races, I was going to do the Shoreline Half Marathon this summer but I will be gone. Major sad face :(

I am SUCH a carbo loader ahaah the night before a race I eat lots of sweet potatoes and cookies :)

I try not to wake up TOO early, unless I am running! But my fave cookie is for SURE chocolate chip and/or sugar cookies with frosting!!

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I LOVE that you run with your DAD!!! That is the best ever!! Now I am craving a sweet potato and cookies. Hope you are having an amazing day gorgeous girl!

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TheHungeredOne @ MovingandMunching June 11, 2011 at 7:37 am

Good luck on the run! Today is a rest day for me :)

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm

ENJOY YOUR REST DAY!!! You are amazing!!

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TheHungeredOne @ MovingandMunching June 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Thanks! You’re so sweet :)

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Lindsey June 11, 2011 at 7:43 am

Chocolate Chip!

I wake up between 6:30-7am, don’t ask why! Silly internal alarm clock :)

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Cynthia @ Cynthia's Adventures June 11, 2011 at 7:45 am

Good luck on the run today :)

I will be doing a longish run of about 12K but its my first time going this long in my Vibrams so we’ll see where that brings me!!

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm

How did your Vibram run go!?!?!?! That is so so awesome!

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Meg June 11, 2011 at 8:01 am

I’m racing this weekend! Sprint tri in the morning and the water is coooold

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Erica June 11, 2011 at 8:12 am

what beauties at the Fro-yo date…..unbelievable.

Happy run today.

I ran 12 this morning. I usually wake early on Saturdays (6am) just because they are long run days and that is my happiest day of the week.

Favorite cookie this week: white chocolate maccadamian nut.

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

You are the nicest girl ever! How did your twelve miler go…I am SURE YOU DOMINATED IT!!!

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Jill June 11, 2011 at 8:29 am

Love the double fisted forks in your dinner picture!!! Have fun on your run today!

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Eating with two forks just makes life easier!!!

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Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 11, 2011 at 8:34 am

Good luck Janae!!! Show those three miles who’s boss ;)

I love the math equation thrown in. Flashback to those torturous days of high school algebra….

Love chocolate chip cookies. Can’t mess up a classic :)

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Mac June 11, 2011 at 8:41 am

I’m pretty Plain Jane when it comes to my favorite cookie… chocolate chip or M&M… as long as they are soft and chewy, I really don’t care :)

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Lindie June 11, 2011 at 8:53 am

Oh my favorite cookie?…. These days it is peanut butter chocolate chip! Mmm!

No races nor long run for me… Just watching and cheering on the Daybreak Tri this morning up the street from us! Good luck racers!

I usually am up on Saturday’s by 7:30… Nice sleep in right?

Good luck today.. Kill those 3 miles girl! You are awesome!

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Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans June 11, 2011 at 8:54 am

Good luck to your aunt and I hope the 3 miles are great for you too!

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Gen June 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

Good luck in the race!!! :D
My favorite cookies are either oatmeal raisin or pb!!!!

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Michelle (The Runner's Plate) June 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

8 mile run for me this morning because next Saturday is my marathon!! eek!

Favorite cookie: I’m pretty easy to please–chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, macadamia, etc., although I have to admit snickerdoodle is one of my lesser favorites–or maybe it is because I’ve never had a good snickerdoodle.

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm

AHHH YOU ARE GOING TO DO SO AMAZING IN YOUR MARATHON!!! I am THRILLED for you gorgeous girl!
PS I am going to have to send you some of my homemade snickerdoodles and you will fall in love with them!

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Melissa June 11, 2011 at 8:57 am

I got up today around 6:30. I normally wake up at 6 on Saturdays to go to the gym but not today. I wanted to get in a long run before it started to rain. Mid run, it rained. Oh well. I did 10 miles in the rain. It was great! Love running in the rain!

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XLMIC June 11, 2011 at 9:02 am

Yay for THREE!!! Look at how quickly you’re coming back! So awesome :) I definitely remember last fall when I first got to go for 3…that’s when it started to feel ‘real’ again. Love that searching pic! Hahaha! Hope your run is super fun :) I’ve started my 1/2 training plan and this weekend’s run will be 6…probably tomorrow.

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Leo June 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

I always read your blog, but never comment. I didn’t read your blog yesterday until late and looks like I missed the group by two hours or so at yogurtland. Too bad. I did walk in looking to see if you were there. It was my first time and I LOVED it. My new favorite place.

Favorite cookie is oatmeal cookies but my family doesn’t like them. I end up eating it all by myself and never make them anymore.

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I MISSED YOU AT YOGURTLAND!!! BOO!!! I am expecting you to be there at the next meet-up!! I am SO glad you loved it…it is heavenly right?!?!

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Tabitha Rowland June 11, 2011 at 9:17 am

I ran a 5k today! I normally get up between 7-9am depending on what we have planned for the day.

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm

HOW DID YOUR 5K GO!?!?! I need details!! I am sure you rocked it!

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Hallie September 2, 2011 at 11:43 pm

A mliloin thanks for posting this information.

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Andrea (Run. Learn. Repeat.) June 11, 2011 at 9:45 am

I’m missing living in Utah these days with all the races going on this time of year! I’m stuck in 96 degree 85% humidity down here in San Antonio without a plethora of gorgeous, cool mountains to run down. Just a sweaty, humid 10 mile run for me today. Half Marathon next Saturday though! I hope I survive the heat.

Favorite cookie would probably be some kind of mint chocolate one, or macadamia nut with white chocolate. It’s too hard to pick just one.

Saturdays are my earliest wake up days, kind of backwards, I know. I usually wake up sometime in the 6:00 o’clock hour for a long run before it gets too hot!

You made me crave frozen yogurt. Again. Your blog has a way of doing that to me. :) I might have to go get some.

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:04 pm

COME BACK TO UTAH!!! Congrats on your 10 miler..you rock!! YOUR 1/2 IS NEXT SATURDAY, you are going to do amazing!!
Mint chocolate cookie=heaven! Go get some fro-yo!

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Caitlin @ TPL June 11, 2011 at 9:55 am

You completely deserve frozen yogurt, I could NEVER be a drivers ed teacher! I have a 13 mile long run tomorrow, can’t wait to read how your 3 miles go! xoxoxo

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm

How did your 13 miles go!?!?! I am sure you rocked them!

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Catherine June 11, 2011 at 10:03 am

Im a UK reader and this morning I ran the Race For Life 10K in a personal best of 47 mins and came 26th out of 2600+ runners. Race for Life is a women only run/jog/walk held all over the UK where the only condition is you wear pink and raise some money for cancer research UK. A fab day, with a fab atmosphere and lots of husbands, boyfriends, dads, brothers cheering you one. For me a good run for a good cause!!

LOVE the blog all the way from over in the UK!! x

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm

AHHH CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR AMAZING 10K…girl, you are SPEDY!!! 26th out of 2600…that is a huge accomplishment!! I am coming to the UK next year to run with you!

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Jodi June 11, 2011 at 10:21 am

Go Janae!!!!!! Go rock those three miles! I’m so happy for you and your femurs!
Chocolate chip cookies rule all- fresh outta the oven:-)
I’m doing my 2nd ever half marathon tomorrow- woo hoo! I’m so excited! I’ll be thinking about ya! :-)

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm

AHHHH Thank you so much gorgeous girl!!! I am SO excited for you to DOMINATE your half marathon tomorrow…you are my hero!

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stephanie June 11, 2011 at 10:34 am

Have fun running today!!

I did my long run of 10 miles yesterday and today I’m just going out for 4

My favorite cookie is one that I make with dark chocolate chips and hazelnuts. They’re delicious….now I feel like I should bake some…

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm

AWESOME 10 miler!! Did you make the cookies…I am drooling reading the description!

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Cait's a Runnerchick June 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

GOOD LUCK out there!! :) i’m sure that topping up those glycogen stores with a mondo cookie did you good! that’s awesome how much all you gals were able to put down at yogurtland, that’s some poundage!

my fav cookies are chocolate chocolate chip ones that are super thick, doughy, and if possible still warm. as for waking up on sat’s, if i don’t have to be up for anything i don’t set an alarm and just roll out whenever i get up. :)

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kirstin June 11, 2011 at 11:14 am

i like to sleep in on saturdays. I woke up today around 9:30 which I’m embarrassed to say in this early rising blog world, but it felt great!

btw, that cookies looks fantastic! I love oatmeal raisin cookies- but made with chocolate chip cookies instead of raisins!

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Kat June 11, 2011 at 11:40 am

I did my first run in a week today – just 5.3K but it was great! My ankle’s been bugging me all week though, and it was bugging me today too. I had an X-ray done last week and a doctor’s appointment this week, so here’s to hoping it’s nothing big..

I think Oreos…although I’ll take a brownie over a cookie any day.

I usually wake up around 8am to go for a run, but today I woke up at 8:30am because I couldn’t sleep last night…so excited about the Canucks’ win last night. One more!!

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm

AWESOME RUN!!! Bummer about your ankle….I am praying for you. Oreos are amazing!! GO CANUCK’S!

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Kat June 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Thanks! I don’t think it’s anything major but because the pain goes right up on my bone that doctor’s a little worried…and you’re a Canucks fan?! I didn’t think it was possible to love you any more than I did before, but I do!

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Holly June 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Hope your run went well this morning! You have gorgeous hair- it looks SO healthy. :)
Mmmmm so jealous of the fro-yo & all of the blogger meet ups- looks like lots of fun!

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

YOU MADE MY DAY!! Thank you so much gorgeous girl!

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Jenny June 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Hope you had a great run today!

I love chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven. Mmmmm. Maybe I’ll go make some now. : )

I did a 5k today and I PR’d! I was excited.

I like to sleep in, but the older I get, the earlier I seem to wake up. Today it was at 6 WITHOUT an alarm clock! : /

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

CONGRATS ON YOUR PR!!! THAT IS SO SO AWESOME and the best feeling in the entire world…you are my hero!

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Sarah Joy - Feeeding Brain and Body June 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I don’t set my alarm on Saturday mornings, and just let myself wake up when I wake up. Usually it turns our to be around 7:00 am, but I try to force my self to sleep for an extra 15 min or so!

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Hanna June 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I have a question.. do you still love your new balance minimus trail shoes? They just look so comfy and fun, but can’t decide if I should pay the $100 for them!! Thanks :)

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

GIRL!!! I am OBSESSED with my NB minimus trail shoes. It is ALL I am running in and they are so comfy and help with my form so much! I am going to put them on my gear page right now because I think Amazon might be a little cheaper!

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Sailor June 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

This artcile keeps it real, no doubt.

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Kat @ Life [de]Constructed June 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I have my first half marathon tomorrow!! North Shore Half Marathon :) So excited!

I also love snickerdoodles :) But peanut butter with hersheys kisses are equally amazing.

I usually wake up between 8-9:30 on Saturdays depending on what I’m doing.

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm

AHHHH GIRL!!! I am SO SO excited for you!! I can’t wait to read all about it. GOOD LUCK and I will be thinking about you all day tomorrow!

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Emily @ Sweating Sugar June 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Maybe you were mad at Billy because he was mad at you for taking his fork!

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Jeni @ stepping out June 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I haven’t run since a week ago but I’m running a 10k tomorrow. Did I mention that I’m in England? Oh…and the 10k starts and ends at 2 different real life castles! How cool is that!

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm

ENGLAND!!! THAT IS SO SO AWESOME!! Good luck on the coolest sounding 10k ever…..2 castles?!?! Take lots of pictures for me!

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Jeni @ stepping out June 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Thanks! I’m running it just as a fun run so I plan to bring my camera along. Hopefully the weather cooperates. It’s supposed to be pretty wet.

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail June 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm

OH! GOOD LUCK to all the Utah runners!! Froyo= a solid 3 miles during the marathon. I can’t wait to hear how everyone did!

I ran 12.5 miles this a.m.–it was finally perfect here! Ahh, weathe totally impacts my runner’s high!

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm

GREAT RUN GIRL and I am so so happy that the temps were perfect!! PS move here to Utah…okay, thanks:)

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Susan June 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm

My long run is tomorrow – 8 miles. I’ve got a new route to try out which is 7.35 miles according to the guide. But given I get lost very easily, and I’m starting at a slightly different place, it should end up being 8. Or I’ll just run up and down random streets to make it 8. I always look ridiculous doing that, because I want to hit exactly the distance – no waste!

I’m a little excited/nervous for the run. No idea why – I’ve done this distance and longer. Maybe because I am running a new route? And it’s supposed to rain? I don’t know. I just know that I will feel awesome when I’m done!

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm

YOU ARE GOING TO DO AMAZING ON YOUR 8-MILER!! Will you let me know how it goes!!! RAIN AND A NEW ROUTE….that will just make things exciting:)

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Keri June 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm

This Saturday morning I got up at 5:15 for a blogger event in NYC :)

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running ricig June 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I woke up today at 6, so I could eat breakfast and walk the dog before my running group. Is that a sign that I’m a grown up or just a runner?

I’m so jealous of your meetups! Looks delicious and fun!

My favorite cookies are probably oatmeal raisin, but I just made a giant batch of chocolate chip :)

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Janae June 11, 2011 at 3:55 pm

A runner….let’s never grow up!!! Send me some of your cookies, or at least the recipe:)

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Julia June 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm

AHHHHHHHH! you are soo soo soooooo fabulous! I loved seeing you today girl! Thanks so much for everything!

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katie @KatieDid June 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm

my dad always hid the treats and snack foods too! If he kept them out there would be nothing to pack in lunches and absolutely no sweets left after a day. I’m on a lemon cookie kick right now!

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Alisa @ Runs with Knives June 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

The way he’s eyeballing your salad… I would be mad too! I’m kind of mad for you.

I’m running a 5k tomorrow. I’m kind of excited, since I feel a PR in my bones. And I carbo-loaded like no ones’ business! Cake is the perfect carb before a race, right?

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Becki R. June 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I’m so late commenting here….sorry, but I only stalk you during the week and during work hours. :0) I had a long run on Saturday – 6 miles. I know that is not loooonggg, but I’m getting there! Doing the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco in October with Team in Training (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) and Saturday was our first team run. 6 miles was my beyoch AFTER the first 2 miles of severe cramps in my outside calfs!

P.S. I’m terrible at carb loading….can you do a post of your top 10 favorite things to eat before you run a race or long run? Pretty please?!? Also, I as thinking on Saturday how you were looking for post suggestions….I’d say you should write one on how you get through the mental game called running. I am my own worst enemy right now and could use some PERFECT Janae advice! :0)

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