The social butterfly and a carb buffet.

February 23, 2013

Thank goodness for technology.  I think Brooke would be a little too homesick while we are away if she didn’t get to see and talk to Billy on Face Time a few times a day.  She did accidentally hang up on him twice though.

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Brooke was quite the social butterfly at the retreat and made friends with every single person there. 

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A big group of California girls here for the retreat:

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And of course friends that I met through blogging.   

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After we last talked we had a self defense course, a nutrition course and also a class to help with positive thinking.  I feel 80 times smarter after all of these classes.  

This is the main building where most have the activities have gone down.  Just a little pretty. 

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Buffet.  Carbohydrates.  Chicken.  All of my dreams combined on one plate.

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Dinner was held in the main club house and it was delicious.

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I hit the sack at 8:53 p.m. while watching the Cosby show.  

Say a little prayer for me today… between the altitude, wind and hills I may not make it out of this race alive.  Have a fabulous Saturday.

Kris @ www.Kris-Lawrence.com February 23, 2013 at 4:04 am

Have a great race Janae! Just use that positive thinking class to get you through ;) Have fun!

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Laura Degnan February 23, 2013 at 4:08 am

Good luck with your race! Have fun too!

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Andrea @ mainerunnergirl February 23, 2013 at 4:09 am

It looks so beautiful there! Hope the race has great views to get you through! You’ll do great!

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Bri February 23, 2013 at 4:11 am

Good luck in the race – try to remember what you learned in your positive thinking course! It looks like the course will be gorgeous!

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Allison February 23, 2013 at 4:17 am

You will rock it bc you are amazing!!!!!!

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Holly KN February 23, 2013 at 4:18 am

Good luck, have fun, keep the photos coming.

I’m living vicariously through you. :)

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Becky Przy February 23, 2013 at 4:28 am

Oh how I wish I was a California girl;-) I am sure your run will go awesome Janae! Enjoy your day of running, learning and eating! I am sure your mom is loving all the Brooke time:-)

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Sarah @pickyrunner February 23, 2013 at 4:28 am

Good luck today! Brooke seems to have made some pretty girl friends yesterday ;)

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Katie @ msfitrunner February 23, 2013 at 4:30 am

Good luck today speedy mama! You can do anything for 13.1 miles, you’re a rockstar;-) I have a half today too – hilly and hopefully the rain and snow hold off until this afternoon!:) Have a GREAT time running!!!

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Cori @olivetorun February 23, 2013 at 4:41 am

Sending you positive thoughts!

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Why would you walk when you can run? February 23, 2013 at 4:47 am

Have a super run!!! :)

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Lindsey Britner February 23, 2013 at 4:48 am

You’ll be fine! Good luck! You’ll kick butt!

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HollieisFueledByLOLZ February 23, 2013 at 4:53 am

Tee hee use that positive thinking and you will most certainly. That is how my race is tomorrow. So much wind and snow LOL.

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Erica February 23, 2013 at 5:01 am

Good luck! I think the competitor will take over and silence the altitude and other elements.

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Brittney @teaberrytrails February 23, 2013 at 5:02 am

Good luck with your race =) That place is beautiful! And those pasta dishes are to die for!!!!! Yummy!

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Mary February 23, 2013 at 5:03 am

You will do amazing!!! Wish a retreat like this was offered in New England…what a fun girls weekend!!

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Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes February 23, 2013 at 5:10 am

NOT ONLY ARE YOU MAKING IT OUT ALIVE, WE ARE GOING TO ROCK IT!!! SEE YOU SOON :-)

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Beth @ Running with the Sunrise February 23, 2013 at 5:16 am

Aw, it’s so sweet that Brooke and Billy have been Face Timing. My in laws love to do that with my fiance’s niece and nephew, and the kids have a great time doing it, too. It sounds like the conference was a big success! Good luck at your race tomorrow, I’m sure you’ll kick some serious butt. :)

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jan J February 23, 2013 at 5:40 am

Good luck, Janae!! You’ll do great-all that stroller running, right?

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Monica L February 23, 2013 at 5:45 am

Good luck Janae! You’ll do great-just have fun! The scenery there is breathtakingly beautiful.

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Crystal@TheFastFitRunner February 23, 2013 at 5:47 am

Kick butt this morning! You will do awesome. The faster you get done, the faster you get to tell Brooke all about your race! =)

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Natalie @ Free Range Human February 23, 2013 at 5:48 am

Have a great race! I know you’ll rock it!

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Brandi February 23, 2013 at 5:58 am

Good luck with your race today! You’re gonna do great!

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michelle kim February 23, 2013 at 6:09 am

I’m glad you’re enjoying your time there!
That is certainly something I would love to go to one day! It sounds like EVERYTHING I would want in a retreat and the place looks beautiful!

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Samantha February 23, 2013 at 6:24 am

You look so tan! It might be the color of your shirt, but you look like you are just off from a weekend in the Bahamas. It doesn’t look like you are using fake tan, and if you are I can’t tell.

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Nikki @ run+breathe+be February 23, 2013 at 6:31 am

I would LOVE to go to one of these retreats. Have a great race!

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Therese February 23, 2013 at 6:36 am

You can do this in your sleep. What a fun retreat, I should go there some time.

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aine lunney February 23, 2013 at 6:39 am

Your retreat looks amazing! Good luck in your race :)

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Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom February 23, 2013 at 7:28 am

Good luck! Brooke is so stinking cute! I can’t even handle it. so glad you’re having so much fun! Jealous of all of these fabulous ladies you’re meeting!

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Megan D February 23, 2013 at 7:58 am

All those pictures make me homesick for St George. (can you get homesick for a place you only lived for 2 years?!)

I fell asleep while watching TV with Ross before 10PM. And I didn’t wake up until little Evan came and woke me up at 8:15AM. Yep. I am tired. I guess getting 5 hours of sleep all week can do that to you?

And of course you will do great!! Even with all those odds stacked against you, you will come out on top because you are always AMAZING like that! Good luck and have fun!

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Meagan February 23, 2013 at 8:08 am

The retreat looks like so much fun!! Good luck at the race today, I bet you’re going to do great! Good luck! :)

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Katlin February 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

Wow, your hair looks amazing and super healthy! Also, what kind of lipgloss do you use that doesn’t get caught in your hair??? Or does it and you just still wear it anyway?

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Natalie February 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

You look beautiful in you shirt!! So glad you choose that one. Super fun to meet you this weekend!!

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Holly February 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

Janae how do you get your hair so shiny??? It’s gorgeous!
And please come cut my bangs, I love yours.
Give that sweet girl lots of love from me and g.
Good luck today, I know you’ll rock it!!!!! :)

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Debbie @ Deb Runs February 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

I’m sure you rocked it!!!

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Kari @ Running Ricig February 23, 2013 at 11:10 am

Good luck at the race! That retreat looks like so much fun. I want to go to a self-defense class. Also, I’d like to go on a retreat somewhere that beautiful!

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Amy N. February 23, 2013 at 11:37 am

This retreat sounds more and more incredible with every post! I may have to go sometime!

You always do excellent at races! I’m sure you will be fine! Your body knows what to do, and it will do it!

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TorontoRunner February 23, 2013 at 11:45 am

beautiful pictures! Love the big group shot!

good luck – I hope it went well!!

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Sarah February 23, 2013 at 11:54 am

Hang in there and good luck!

Sarah
http://www.thinfluenced.com

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Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian February 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Good luck with the race! It sounds like you’re having such a great time out there and that you’re doing lots of amazing things.

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Michelle (The Runner's Plate) February 23, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I’ve only met one other person through blogging. Living in Alaska doesn’t help. :/ Can’t wait to hear how the race went!

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Renae @ MissFit Mixed Chick February 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm

That place looks beautiful and the food looks amazing!

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Kay February 24, 2013 at 7:37 am

I already read the post race blog post so I won’t say good luck, haha, but I’m glad you had a great day before the race!!

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Megan February 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Looks like you guys are having a blast! I need to find a career that allows me to rock toga pants all day every day!

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