A praise to my favorite piece of running gear.

June 19, 2012

We are becoming quite the yoga couple.


We had another AWESOME yoga class at THE LAB last night and we are hooked.  Each week it gets a little bit harder for me to do certain things but the instructors always give me great ideas for modifications.

You know when you steal delicious food from your parent’s house and then you think about what you will be making with it all day long? I am sure this is a very common occurrence.

Yesterday I put some of the stolen sourdough bread with barbecue chicken and cheese together to make a panini and it was so good. Next time I go over to their house I am guessing there will be a padlock on their refrigerator door.  Moving away in August is going to be a huge shock to our grocery budget.

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One very lonely snap pea.

Living in our 88 degree house (not even an exaggeration) requires popsicles (also courtesy of Ma and Pa), fans and White Collar watching.

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As I was running yesterday with my sister I couldn’t stop thinking about how I need bobbi pins and about how grateful I am for this beautiful band of velcro and stretchy material.

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Don’t worry, I usually wear it under my shirts.

This little white thing is keeping me running and pain-free which obviously is very important to me.  Running is kind of a big deal to me and getting to continue to do it because I found something that helps me do so makes me cry happy tears.  I want to buy one in every color possible, don’t you think a tie dye one would be sweet?  I also want to write the inventor of this band a thank you note.

I wanted to here from you what that THING is that you are thankful for that keeps you able to run.

It could be….

A running partner that you finally found that motivates you, pushes you and you look forward to running with.

Finding the RIGHT shoe for you that finally allows you run pain free.

Figuring out your nutrition and what you can and can not eat in order to make your run enjoyable.

The perfect jogging stroller.

A gym pass that allows you to run on a treadmill when the weather is bad.

Stretches that your physical therapist gave you that helps alleviate an injury.

A cross-training program that keeps you injury free!

Do you have a grocery budget?  Do you usually stick to it or go over?

What flavor of popsicle or ice cream bar would you have right now?


Becky Przy June 19, 2012 at 5:59 am

Your parents have yummy food!!!

We have a food budget, I have to be very conscious of what I put in the cart if I don’t want to go over–some days/weeks I am too tired to pay attention so I go over, but this summer its my goal to be under since we have a huge garden, a freezer full of meat and I make homemade bread.

I think for the first year post baby, the stroller was my ‘thing’. During marathon training it was my chiro who did Graston–she kept me injury free.


Lauri June 19, 2012 at 6:15 am

I love my Spotify playlists on my Iphone that let me run to anything and everything and keep me moving!!

We are supposed to have a food budget but I have yet to adhere to it :)


Kari @ Running Ricig June 19, 2012 at 6:19 am

We don’t really have a grocery budget, but we buy the same things every week, so we spend about $80 a week. I do, however, supplement our groceries with food from my parents’ house, too.

I’m thankful for my awesome dog that is learning to run so she can go for longer runs with me!


Jennie June 19, 2012 at 6:20 am

My ulcer medication! Being able to run again is amazing! I am so grateful for Omeprazole!


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

That is so great that you found the medication that allows you to run again and not have to deal with pain all day!


Carina June 19, 2012 at 6:25 am

Only part of the title of this post showed up on my screen at first and it said “a praise to my favorite pie”. Haha. I kept reading, waiting to get to the pie.


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

HAHAHA maybe that will have to be my next post.


Alex @ therunwithin June 19, 2012 at 6:26 am

My Mizuno sneakers, I used to have so much trouble with my feet. For the last four years I have been pain free. I love it.


Morgan June 19, 2012 at 6:27 am

haha well I’m not exactly injury free right now- but I’m glad I have a gym membership and my own bike so I can cross train!

I was asking my mom what she used to do when she was pregnant since they didn’t have those bands. (she worked out a lot) And she says she would wear her gym leotard all day and on runs haha cause it held everything up!

I don’t have a grocery budget- but I definitely spend WAY more than I should haha.. why must produce cost so much?

I want an oranges and cream bar right now!


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

That is AWESOME….I might have to try out the leotard too:) So happy you are able to get your cross-training on and get healed asap!


Khushboo June 19, 2012 at 6:29 am

I am thankful for the treadmills in my gym! Between the overly hot temperatures and downpours during the monsoon season, I wouldn’t be able to run nearly as much as I want to if I had to rely solely on outdoor running! Looking forward to reading other responses :)!


Sara June 19, 2012 at 6:29 am

If I could steal food from my parents house our grocery budget would be cut in half, but they live too far away.
I am really thankful headbands that keep my stubborn bangs out of my eyes when I run, and my SPI belt for allowing me to have my phone on me if I ever go on a solo long run. But I am MOST thankful for whoever decided to invent Shot Blocks so I don’t have to eat that nasty Gu stuff.


Phebe June 19, 2012 at 6:31 am

What keeps me running right now is the hundreds of dollars I pour into race fees :)

My grocery budget is non existent. I always spend about $50 a week but it’s just me so I know exactly how much I’ll eat.

Blueberry froyopop I saw at the store last week. Haven’t had one yet but I’m sure I would love it!


Siobhan @ SiobhanMcCarthy.ca June 19, 2012 at 6:32 am

That’s amaaaazing that you found a product to help you run pain free!!! I’m not gonna lie, since I’m a single sensation, I had to click on “the band” link and figure out what this crazy piece of velcro actually did for you.

My running essentials: shoes, ipod, garmin, nike booty shorts, a lulu tank and on sunny days my sunglasses.

I could go for a strawberry bar right about now! Nom, nom, nom!


Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

According to Mint.com, I always go over my grocery budget. The problem is how close we live to Trader Joes – and they’re opening a Fresh Market within 2 miles of our house soon, too!


Kate June 19, 2012 at 6:40 am

You always look so happy in your photos!

Love the stretchy band. I’m a simpleton and I’m grateful for my shoes. :-)


Cindi B June 19, 2012 at 6:49 am

I think being injury-free, probably thanks to the right pair of shoes is a blessing for running right now. In my earlier years of running I was always having trouble with my knees or lower back and now I really don’t have any issues. So, I suspect it’s either shoes or training/running smarter. Whatever it is, I’m thankful for it!


Allison @ The Life and Loves of Allison Fay June 19, 2012 at 6:50 am

I am thankful for so many things depending on what day it is…

but this summer I have finally found a pair (or a few pairs) of shorts that I can run in. I had only tried the Nike Tempo shorts in the past, and they rode up like crazy, so I just thought all shorts would do that. But now I wear longer, tight shorts with a long loose shirt on top. It is so much cooler and comfortable in this hot weather!


Laura June 19, 2012 at 6:57 am

No. I don’t have a grocery budget. I probably should. Especially when I’m on a roll with baking or something. Quality ingredients are expensive. I’ve been going to this Amish Farmer’s Market recently though. So awesome. They have a ton of organic produce for MUCH cheaper. Homemade wheat breads, wheat pasta, jams, butter, cheese, eggs…..All are fresh, no additives and preservatives, and much cheaper.

I think that my sanity and mental state keep me running. (and my awesome iPod). 15 more days until their is a possibility of this boot coming off.


Amanda June 19, 2012 at 6:58 am

You guys have inspired my husband and I to hit up yoga together several times a week. I love that it is something we do together. We’ve been trying a few new instructors and every class we took last week was an amazing (and killer) workout – I still hurt.

Also grateful for the fact that grad school is over, making it much easier to get to the gym or hop on the treadmill on a regular basis.


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:24 am

AMANDA!!! That makes me so beyond happy that you and your husband are doing yoga together now…isn’t it the best?! Love that you have had great instructors and great workouts too! YAY for more free time:)


Heather @ Run Eat Play June 19, 2012 at 6:58 am

i don’t know how you manage without ac and being pregnant! Lots of ice cream?! The ac in my car just went out and I want to die!!

I usually have a grocery budget and I usually go over :)

Have a great day!


Lindsey June 19, 2012 at 7:02 am

We’ve tried again and again to stick to a grocery budget and it never happens. But I have come not to care since we eat really healthy, and nothing goes to waste.
Fudgsicle! I have not had one in years!
I am thankful for my barefoot runners they made me fall in love with running all over again and running shorter distances.


Diana June 19, 2012 at 7:07 am

There are three things that make my running possible…
1. My husband. He watches our son so I can run solo after work and so I can run trails.
2. Baby Jogger Summit stroller. This is one awesome stroller that lets me get out with my son for runs at the local parks. He loves going out for a run. I suppose I love the extra weight and resistance.
3. Living in Ithaca. Awesome place to live with amazing parks and trails. One of these days I might even find a running partner.


Brooke June 19, 2012 at 7:08 am

Will you be in California in 3 weeks ? Please say yes I would love to meet you ! I’m on vacation in California all the way from australia !


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:24 am

What part of Cali?


Brooke June 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Staying in Beverly hills but then I’m
Going to las Vegas for a little bit !


Sarah June 19, 2012 at 7:12 am

I kinda have a budget but not really. I always buy the same stuff and never anything new really so its always around the same. I am terrible because I don’t really like to grocery shop so I don’t have much food in the house and it drives the hubs a little crazy. Ooophs :)

Hhmm I would go with one of those red white and blue rockets pops. Those sound pretty good these days!


Brooke June 19, 2012 at 7:14 am

Ps :
Clinical Pilates , yoga , running gloves , good running jacket , compression tights and long sleeve tops, sustagen , woolen headbands , my Asics (that took forever to work out suited my foot) and my orthodics keep me running . However I must say I hate the treadmill … It shortens my stride and it feels weird… if it’s bad weather I think “if I have to race in it, I have to train in it, rain, hail and storm!”


Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! June 19, 2012 at 7:14 am

i always go way over my grocery budget. it is frustrating, i need to get it under control!!!
mmm i love these tangerine popsicles by Breyers. SO GOOD.


catlin June 19, 2012 at 7:20 am

Greek Yogurt Popcisicle :) Yummy!!
And I am oh so thankful for being able to have the strength and energy to get up in the morning to go workout.
And also for all the beautiful weather that Charlotte is having :) It makes it soooo nice!

and me and my fiance are trying to decide how much money to put aside for food when we get married and I move in. We have no idea… i thnk i way underestimate the amount of money food costs.
I think it should all just be free :) especially fro yo!


Megan@ The Running Doc June 19, 2012 at 7:21 am

The thing that I am thankful for that keeps me running right now is my gym membership. Unless I want heat stroke it’s not possible to run outside in the evenings in San Antonio, so the gym is a must. Thankfully my work pays for the membership!

My boyfriend and I have been really good about staying under our grocery budget. With all the fruits and veggies being in season, and therefore cheaper, it’s a lot easier to stretch that dollar!

Right now, I’d kill for a strawberry popsicle. :)


Leslie June 19, 2012 at 7:24 am

I have run most of the time since college by myself. My husband can’t run without his knees hurting, and everybody else thinks “she ran cross country in college so I can’t keep up” so I’ve never had a running partner (even though I’ve gained 20 lb and gotten MUCH slower since then)! But I finally found one a few months ago. She ran track in college, and we’ve mutually benefited – I make her run farther, and she makes me run faster. We’ve been running 2x/wk for a few months now, and it has been great!

I set a grocery budget, but it usually flies out the window…


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

Leslie, that is SO awesome that you have found a running buddy…I LOVE IT, sounds like the perfect match!


Lauren June 19, 2012 at 7:31 am

I am thankful for my husband because he watches our son while I run alone and I am thankful for my awesome Reebok running stroller (discontinued, boo!!!) For when my sun accompanies me on runs. I am also thankful for So Cal’s June gloom because it’s super cool still in the mornings.

We don’t have w grocery budget but probably should…

And strawberry or lemon popsicles would make me super happy right now.


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

I love So Cal’s June gloom, the last two summers we were there for that and it makes the BEST running weather. I am going to have to look into Reeboks running strollers!


Christina @ The Athletarian June 19, 2012 at 7:31 am

Hmm I am thankful for a gym membership so that I can work on strengthening my body so that it keeps me injury-free (so far, so good)! Oh, I am also thankful for Lululemon Speed Shorts because they are the best and most comfortable things to run in!

I would go for a banana posicle right about now! YUM.


Christina @ The Athletarian June 19, 2012 at 7:32 am

…and by posicle I mean POPSICLE.


CatieB June 19, 2012 at 7:40 am

Oh man. I’m all about popsicles right now! Any and every flavor please!
I’m trying to keep a grocery budget but it’s really difficult! Especially when friends want to go out to dinner!
I’m thankful for my foam roller! I love that thing. My legs feel so much better after I use it :)


Sarah June 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

I normally just lurk blogs like a creeper and don’t comment but I had to here because JANAE helped me find my special running thing! I actually found this blog when I was down in the dumps with shin splints and a calf strain and couldn’t run for six weeks, trolling the internet for some magic cure that wasn’t RICE…I read all the posts about dealing with injuries and keeping your chin up until finally I came across Janae’s review of the On Cloudsurfer. I checked out the entire On brand, took a risk and order a pair of Cloudrunners for myself. BEST SHOES EVER. I can’t imagine ever running in anything else. Thanks so much Janae!


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

SARAH!!! Your comment absolutely made my day…thank you so much for writing:) I am SO SO HAPPY that you got some Ons and that you absolutely love them!! Please keep me updated with how you are doing!


Sarah June 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

Right now I am training for my first marathon and running a half for charity next month! follow me on instagram? spiercebrown :D


Theresa June 19, 2012 at 7:48 am

I dont know if i can limit it to one thing! i am grateful for my glycerins bc i was having so much trouble finding a shoe that worked for me and glycerins + insoles work wonders. i’m grateful for my compression socks bc they help with recovery after runs and ICE! I ice constantly bc my peroneal tendons like to get sore after runs!

we dont really have a grocery budget…we kind of go with the flow for the week and we dont end up spending a crazy amount…we’re kind of pretty easy to please food wise and end up sticking to the same things..haha

billys ice cream bar looks SO yum…but i really enjoyed the swedish fish ice I had on sunday, that one sounds right up your alley :)


Erica @ Love the Leap June 19, 2012 at 7:50 am

I am most thankful that I have learned to REST. After suffering from a few injuries, it is safe to say overtraining was the #1 contributor. It isn’t easy for me to let my body recover– I always want to be doing something! But now I know that it is so important for my future training :)


Kayla Moothart June 19, 2012 at 8:03 am

I am thankful just for the ability to do it at all! My health and fitness! :)


Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife June 19, 2012 at 8:06 am

I could not run without my sports bras – it would be way too painful!!

I try to stick to a grocery budget but go over occasionally ;)

My fav Popsicle flavor is either cherry or grape!!


Stacy June 19, 2012 at 8:10 am

I love my Mizuno WR 15’s and the stretches/exercises that help keep my hip happy so I can run. :)


Cate June 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

I’m thankful for my health! That’s what keeps me running! And my New Balance 890 v2s!

I hav no grocery budget whatsoever and I probably should! I love me a traditional grape Popsicle!


Jen June 19, 2012 at 8:23 am

i am thankful that I have stopped being so rigid about having to run every day/certain # of miles and not listening to my body when it needs rest. thats what caused my injuries and now i am too in love with running to let it happen again! so im thankful for the foam roller, and my running partner who is a great motivator and runs my slow pace with me even tho shes super fast!

my grocery budget is just to spend under $50 a week, and i try to make that include eating out as well but lately ive been bad about it!

i am not a popsicle fan! :-( froyo however, all day every day.


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

Jen! I am going to have to agree with you on your comment…I am the same way and it is so nice (and smart) to not be so rigid about our running! Hope you have an amazing day and I will forgive you about the popsicles:)


natalie@ southern fit foodie June 19, 2012 at 8:30 am

Honestly, I am most thankful that I am healthy and strong enough to run. For an item that helps me run – I love my iPod Shuffle!

I would choose a chocolate coconut ice cream bar – that sounds heavenly.

We’ve tried sticking to a grocery budget before, but you know how that went… We spend the majority of our money on food and travel – nothing wrong with that if you ask me! :)


Annette@FitnessPerks June 19, 2012 at 8:48 am

I love the parentals’ food. SO Much better than ours, of course! Haha.

I’d take a grape popsicle. Or pomegranate. YUMM! And yes, we try to stick to a grocery budget –usually every 2 weeks we go to a ‘normal’ store, and 1x/week to a produce store. Love!


theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine June 19, 2012 at 8:49 am

These days I absolutely could not run without my FOAM ROLLER!! I started getting some knee pain because my IT bands were so tight, so I had to take about 2 months off of running (which was dreadful). But these days I’m VERY slowly adding mileage and able to run as long as I stay dedicated to foam rolling daily :)


Amanda June 19, 2012 at 8:49 am

I’m thankful that I live in safe enough places to run on my own. Well, sometimes that is debatable when there are homeless people on benches in NYC, but at least I feel safe!

I don’t have a set in stone budget but as a student who is a million dollars in debt, well, 1/10th of that, I try to spend as little as possible, and pick a few days a month to eat out at decent places. Basically, I end up eating more bananas and apples and less pineapple and mangos than I’d prefer if I had more money. No popsicles at the moment, but Edys Cocount ones are the best!


shelly June 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

I know what you mean with those popciles. We don’t have ac either. The other day, it was 112 outside and 91 inside our house. I’m so glad we have fans in every room of the house and a whole house fan. I think it really saves our lives!!


Katy June 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

We have been on a pretty strict budget since October. We spend $100 a week on groceries. If we are cashing out and happen to go over our $100, we have to put things back on the shelf. It’s SOO hard, but since October we have paid off almost $16,000 in debt by staying on such a strict budget. :)


LauraMae June 19, 2012 at 9:09 am

I wish I had found the RIGHT shoe!
Figuring out your nutrition and what you can and can not eat in order to make your run enjoyable.—I pick this one!!! If I eat snacks and gluten free, even if it’s full fat something…I feel GREAT!
We have a grocery budget and have been staying under! I do get overly excited about Holidays, so I think I spent a few dollars more for Father’s Day! =)
I am craving a chocolate or fruit popsicle…oh wait, BOM POP!!! I miss those!


Jenn@ Run It My Way June 19, 2012 at 9:15 am

Can I just say I’m grateful for running itself? I started running after an awful back injury in a head-on collision (caused by a distracted driver in an SUV, grrr!). My back was terrible and I could only get out of bed for short amounts of [very miserable, painful] time before I would have to lie down on heating pads again. I needed massive amounts of medication just to function. Then I started running. Short jogs at first, then eventually those progressed to longer runs and it has helped me to recover SO much. So I am grateful to running for helping me to get my quality of life back and off medications!


Angie June 19, 2012 at 9:17 am

I’m loving lemon popsicles too right now! I definitely need to get the band today to help with workouts. My dr said it helps you not pee all night too if you wear it to bed.


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

WHAT?!?! That is awesome..thanks for telling me about that, I will be using it at night now too!


Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 19, 2012 at 9:19 am

I’ve been obsessed with creamsicles lately. They’re just so good!!


Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

I am thankful just for a healthy body that allows me to run. And for finally finding the right shoes and inserts that seem to keep the shin splints away!


Meghan @ After the Ivy League June 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

haha! I steal food from my parents too!

Everything changed for me when I found the right pair of running shoes, no blisters or shin/knee pain? Made running so much more enjoyable!


Steph F. June 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

Yes, I have a grocery budget but I’m too embarrassed to even admit how much my family spends each week on food!! Both my husband and I are long distance runners so of course we are always starving, and my two growing girls can put away and astounding amount of food, too :) Mostly I hit the budget right on the mark but sometimes go over on misc. items during the week (like when I just have to fresh mango with slivered almonds on a spinach salad, which is often!). I am so, so very thankful right now for my Asics GT-2170’s, which are really kind of ugly but so wonderful all at once. Since switching over to them, the pain from my Morton’s neuroma has all but vanished and so has my lingering IT band pain. I love you, Asics!


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

Mmmmmm can I come over for lunch, that salad made me drool just reading about it. I am SO happy that the Asics have gotten rid of your pain!!!


mary @ minutespermile June 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

i do have a budget! i try to spend about $40 a week of groceries, which i more or less stick too…but impulse purchases of cookies, starbucks, and cute tops always put my total spending over my goal spending. oops.


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:30 am

That is about what our budget is too! Silly cookies always put me over too ha!


Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

I’d love one of those vanilla ice cream bars covered in chocolate, but specifically the ones at disney world shaped like mickey mouse that cost like $10. Ahhh now I can’t stop thinking about it. And my LEGS!! Sometimes I forget how lucky many of us are to have healthy functioning legs! I’m working at an office this summer where several people in the building are in wheel chairs and every time I see them I just thank God for my legs so that I can run!


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

Oh my goodness…those Disney World ice cream bars are probably the best things in the world and worth every penny. You are so right about how amazing it is just to have functioning, strong legs..thanks for the reminder Katie!


Katie @ running4cupcakes June 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

Having a 15 year old babysitter right next door to watch Luke while Scott and I go for a run together!


Amanda N June 19, 2012 at 10:38 am

I always go over on groceries and off my list. I am a big “I can stock up on this because its on sale” type of shopper so my pantry and a small corner of our basement is full of food. We will never go hungry! haha Running….I cannot run without being mentally prepared, well hydrated, and I have to stretch everyday day right after my run and before bed.


Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever June 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

I try to stick to $100/week. Usually pretty close. Shopping at Fresh & Easy and using coupons works.


Beth @ Miles and Trials June 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

I am thankful for my Brooks running shoes that have helped keep me injury free for a year!


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

YAY FOR BROOKS!! I am completely hooked on mine too!


Meghan Rene @ Uncooked & UnWalked June 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

Lemon is the bomb dot come. I am grateful for my new shoes that I think have alleviated the pain I have been feeling lately – this post couldn’t have come at a better time!

Um – I am terrible at budgets and sticking to them. I am an EXCELLENT coupon er though :)


Katie @ msfitrunner June 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

Is that pink top lululemon??? Pretty sure I’m wearing the exact same one right now, but i don’t look nearly as cute as you;)
We don’t have a grocery budget – we used to, but now I buy what we need and try to be conscious of getting the most bang for my buck while buying healthy, unprocessed food. The one thing that is making running work for me and making me love it so much is my cross training and not feeling the pressure to run everyday. I’m finally on a good schedule and know what I need to do so that I don’t get injured – and I’m so happy!
And I could always go for chocolate anything:)


Janae June 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

Hey gorgeous! It is a Lucy top:) Whatever, you probably look a million times better! YAY for cross training, you are such a great example to me of doing that and you are so strong!


Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More June 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

Billy’s ice cream bar looks yummy!

The thing that keeps me running right now is my massage therapist. She is a miracle worker when it comes to helping relieve and prevent my hip bursitis!

I don’t have a grocery budget per say, but I do try to shop the sales, use coupons when I can and shop the farmers markets. I hate to pay more than I need to.

What flavor of popsicle or ice cream bar would you have right now?
I’ve never had one, but really want to try one of those sexy Magnum ice cream bars! (Can ice cream be sexy?!) My usual, if I buy one (and just one!), is a Snickers Ice Cream Bar. Or sometimes I splurge and get a Blue Bunny Turtle Ice Cream Bar, but I usually save those for a road trip treat. (Wow, I put a lot of time and thought into a question about ice cream! LOL!)


Kate @ Run with Kate June 19, 2012 at 11:33 am

Janae, you look so great! Thank god for maternity belts!

I started watching this show called On Pointe the other day on Hulu and I thought of you because it takes place in Utah! Have you watched it? It’s kind of addicting. It’s a reality show about ballet.


Stephanie June 19, 2012 at 11:33 am

I used to be great at sticking to a budget but I’ve been cycling alot and my food bill has gone through the roof. My boyfriend also learned not to take me to dinner after our long rides (50+ miles) because I will eat at least double my normal portions and usually steal part of his meal too – it’s crazy!


Kelly June 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

I have a running partner and I love running with her. We both talk a lot so you barely even realize you’re on a run. We call it our “therapy session”. I only wish she was available to run more than 2 days a week. We sometimes have conflicting schedules. :)

We do have a grocery budget and we sometimes go over. Most of our groceries are purchased at Costco because we try and eat fresh produce and since Costco sells larger quantities of that it helps keep our budget within reason.

I’ve been eating lemon popsicles lately too! I always choose lemon or grape! Yum!


Meagan @ Managing Meagan June 19, 2012 at 11:36 am

I’ve tagged this post so that when/if I ever get pregant this can be the first thing I buy!! So glad you found such a great product that can keep both you and baby HRG happy and healthy! :)


Holly June 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

I love your lone snap pea ;)
I’m going to have to get one of those bands once I get a belly bump. Still waiting for my bump…I went to the OB this morning for our 20 week ultrasound & she was like…are you sure you are pregnant?! Haha! I guess I should take that as a complement because I’m SURE that will change soon!!
I run because I FINALLY can again, after all of my issues with Crohn’s disease it’s SO SO SO nice to be able to be back at it…with my little girl in my belly!
And, no, we don’t really have a grocery budget, although right now we probably should…too many foods sound so good!


Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run June 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I am so grateful for my Garmin and my lovely husband who broke the bank to get it for me. My mom never has food for me to steal. She has a little apartment-size fridge and they eat out alot. My sister always send me home from her house with fruit though, or whatever perishable item she bought too much of on sale that week.


Jessica June 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I am grateful for my Garmin and my foam roller. Only way I stay in commission over the long miles!


Ali Mc June 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I am thankful that I got a walk, bike and run in today! wooohoooo…..I want a fudgesicle so bad right now :)


B @ Crags and Veggies June 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I love my Ryka running shoes, they’re amazing! I always start with a grocery budget, but usually add a bit of security in it because I know that I almost always go over it. My favorite popsicles are ones that are homemade. There’s a lady with a little popsicle shop near where I live that makes hibiscus popsicles. They’re absolutely amazing!


meghan June 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

i love that your theme today is being thankful!! i need to be thankful more often. i’m thankful for my legs to allow me to run and do whatever cross training i please. family members who are handicapped give me a great reminder not to take anything for granted.


Chelsa June 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

After you said something about White Collar a few weeks back my boyfriend and I started watching. We are totally addicted! I love this show!!!


Sierra June 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

We don’t have a grocery budget per say, but I pride myself in estimating the cost of the food in my cart or basket. I am really talented at guessing the price…clearly I buy similar things each week. When my husband accompanies me to the store, it’s ALWAYS more expensive. He is an impulse shopper…all snacks, no real plan for meals.

Coconut popsicles….with coconut chunks.


Melissa June 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I am thankful that I have the ability to run!

I do have a grocery budget. I try to stick with it but some weeks I’m a bit over and some weeks I’m under. I think it pretty much evens out in the end!

It’s 91 degrees outside but feels like 95…thankfully I’m in air-conditioning, but I would love an ice-cream sandwich now! :)


Lauren June 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I could definitely eat a vanilla Popsicle right about now! It’s so hot in Texas right now!


Megan June 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I am so thankful for my hip strengthening routine. Even though I hate doing it a few times a week. It seems to be the only thing that keeps my hips flexible enough to keep my injuries at bay!

Also, my running friends! Always convincing me to get some extra miles in and making it fun!


MR DETERMINED June 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Where did you learn your hip strengthening routine from? Any where online? I’m looking for one too.


Megan June 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

It is this routine:

I have had a lot of success with it! I hope it helps!


MR DETERMINED June 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Wow that is quite the routine. Thanks for the link!


Penny June 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Brooks Glycerins – my feet have been pain free for 6 months now because of these gems!! Oh and my patellar strap that is my other new best friend these days – it is magical :)


michelle kim June 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I just went to Costco with my brother this morning, and we had a list of 3 items. We came out with about 10 items. I just can’t resist!


MR DETERMINED June 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm

One thing I’m grateful that I have for running is SierraSil Joint Formula 14th. I noticed a big difference in how my joints feel since I’ve been taking it. I joke to my sister I’m going to buy shares in the company because they can’t go out of business. :)

I had ice cream today and it was so good. I love a scoop of icecream on a waffle cone.


Kay June 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Your parents always have so much good food!!


Jenna June 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

Always such yummy food! I suppose that is why this blog is called the Hungry Runner Girl, no?

This comment doesn’t really have anything to do with the post but had to share with you that last week our regular spin teacher was out so we had a sub. Our sub was 30 weeks pregnant and she was just the cutest and high energy girl. Made me think of you. I could not believe she was teaching such high intensity while pregnant, but I suppose it goes to show that running, or spinning, or just being active in general does not have to cease when we are pregnant! :)


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