I am kind of in love with trail racing.

This morning’s trail race was a blast.  It was the most beautiful race I have ever done… come visit me here and I will take you on the trail (along with ice cream before and after).

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Brooke has been trying to steal my gift card ever since I got it.  I finished in 1:33:54, 2nd place female overall, 9th place overall (men and women) and 1st place in my age group.  I know for a fact that Billy will be carrying me up and down the stairs for the next few days after those hills.  

Hope you are having a beautiful Saturday and I will have the full race recap up tomorrow!

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Woohoo! Go Janae!!

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Congrats!! You are an amazing runner and I am so happy for you!! Plus a gift card, which we all know you love!!!

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Congrats! That is a great time! Glad you enjoyed it! Enjoy the rest of the weekend ~Katie

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Awesome! Great job, Janea!

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Wow! huge congratulations!! That’s awesome! I can’t wait to hear more about it!

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Awesome! Good job!

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You ROCK Janae! Way to go on your race and your finish!!

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HUGE CONGRATS JANAE!!!!!

won your age group and 2nd overall woman, you are incredible :)

I’m sure the hills were NO joke!

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HELLO. 1:33 on a trail? You are a beast!

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That’s incredible! Such an awesome time too! You can have a SERIOUSLY satisfying rest day tomorrow knowing you did awesomely! Yay!

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CONGRATS!!

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Awesome job, Janae!

I’ve been thinking about signing up for some trail races. I think you have me convinced now!

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DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!!!

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You are so stinking fast!! You don’t even look tired or worked! Congrats on your finish, your awesome!

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Super impressed. Congrats, Janae!

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You were incredible Janae!! Watching you finish was so inspiring!!

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Janae!! You are so incredible and inspiring. And fast!!!! Enjoy your post race high :)

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That is so awesome! Great job! Your stroller workouts have been paying off!

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I think you are right… that stroller is hard core ha!

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So awesome!! Nice job. My husband entered the world of trail running and racing there 12 yrs ago. He pretty much never road runs now (unless he has to) and wont do a race unless it’s 26miles or more….you’ll become addicted! I dont race, but I love being on trails more than road:)

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Seriously…. the trails are incredible! HAHAHA I have a feeling I will become addicted on the long trail races like your husband. Hope you are having an amazing day!

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Go girl!!!
Amazing time!! You killed it :)

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Congratulations Janea! That is absolutely fantastic!! You must be so proud of yourself!

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Wow, you are so fast!!! Congrats on a great race!

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Congrats, that’s an amazing time!! Can’t wait to hear the details.

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Congrats girl! I knew you would love it. Once you go to trails you are HOOKED. Ultra distance coming soon I am sure….

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Great finish!!!! You look so happy! I love the high after a race! YOU ROCK!!!

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You freakin’ rock! I LOVE following you and I hope you realize how bomb.com it is that you got first place and a second overall in your first trail race MONTHS after giving birth. Thank you for all of the fun posts! Keep it up!

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You are amazing!

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Awesome time, congratulations!

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Way to go girl!!!! You did awesome!! This definitely means that Billy and Brooke must take you out to dinner ~ your choice :)

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That’s just awesome! Amazing job!!!

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you’re such an inspiration!! congrats!!!

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Ahhh congrats, Janae!!! That is AMAZING. :)

xo

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WOW 1:33, AND a hilly trail race course…… that’s amazing!! Congrats!

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Great Job

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You are amazing! Congrats!

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You are a rockstar!!! Great job!!!

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How exciting for you! Can’t wait to hear the recap, you’ve definitely inspired me to move to CA to find an amazing trail to run on!

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WOW amazing job!!!

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WOO! Awesome race girl :) That’s a great time.

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Awesome! Way to do! Hope the gift card is to someplace yummy!

Is it bad I automatically hope the gc is food related?!? :)

Rest up!

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HAHAHA I was hoping it was food related too but it is for a running store… second best:)

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Congratulations! Amazing race!

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Congrats on a great race!! :) stretch, foamroll, stretch!

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Congrats Janae!! You’re awesome!! :-D

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Great job!! I knew you would rock it and I figured you were gonna place, too! You are a strong runner and a great competitor.

Looks like Brooke shares her mommy’s love for gift cards :-) Can’t wait for the recap!

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That’s awesome, congrats!

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Wow! Congrats!

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WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You go girl!!!!!! So stoked! Thats amazing!

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Way to go! Awesome race!

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Great job! That’s fantastic! I knew you’d take that rail race by storm!

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Awesome race Janae! I can’t wait to read the re-cap.

Oh how I miss racing.

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Congrats!!!

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you are amazing. congrats girl!

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Congrats!!!

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How am I continually shocked at your speeds? You would think I would be used to you finishing races in lightning time but it still amazes me every time. Congrats! Can’t wait to read about it :)

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Wow amazing. Congrats!!

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Oh my gosh, Janae! Those are incredible results! Congratulations!

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Congratulations, Janae! That’s no small feat!

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Brooke knows how awesome Sports Basement is!! I’d steal that gift card too! Congrats on first place, that rocks!

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AMAZING!!!!!!!

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Oh my gosh!! That is an amazing time for any half marathon, let alone a trail run! You should be really proud!!

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Way to go! We all knew you would do great!

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Awesome job!

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Awesome job, congrats! I’m taking my training run to the trail for the middle 3.5 miles (out of 11) tomorrow, it’s so much more fun!

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girl you’re beast!! congratulation!

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Congrats Janae!! I saw you out there and was the random chic who yelled out Hungry Runner! Not sure you heard me…you were in the zone and looked great! Such a beautiful day and beautiful course. Can’t wait to do that one again! Glad you’re enjoying the endless Bay Area trails.

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HEY YOU!! I really was in such a zone! I am so sorry I didn’t say hi back, I feel bad! How did you do? What did you think about the race! These trails are incredible…we should go for a run together!

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Haha don’t feel bad. Even if you did say something, you were going so fast I probably wouldn’t have heard you! :) The race was great. Did the 10k. Brazen does such an amazing job putting on their events and I loved that this course was all runnable. New Year’s resolution was to run more trails. So far so good! Working up my endurance so I can run/walk to the top of Mt. Diablo! Let’s do another Brazen race!

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Hooray! Congratulations! Can’t wait to read the recap!

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AMAZING job!!! can’t wait to hear about it tomorrow!!! rest your legs :)

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WOW! Congrats :)

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Congratulations! That’s fantastic! I ran the race the past 2 years and know the course. You are speedy!

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You are incredible. Amazing. You ran an amazing time – AND you were trail running. Crazy =) Looking forward to the recap =)

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is a fantastic time! And I’m sure that you had some solid motivation pushing you through those last miles knowing that your two favorite people would have waiting for you at the end…

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Nailed it!!!!!!!! :D
Way to go!

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Wow, you did amazing! Congratulations on finishing so high up in the rankings and being so awesome!

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Great run. I found this other blog mentioning a trail run today. The name says it all!! http://oneoldgoat.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-most-wonderful-day.html –Frozen Snot Trail Run in PA haha, what a name for a trail run in the snow.

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Congratulations! Aren’t trail races different and fun?

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Congrats on a great time, Janae! Many more to come! :)

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You are a rockstar, girl! Holy moly that is a fast pace to be dodging sticks and roots and all kinds of other stuff I would surely trip over! Awesome job!

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You are such a bad ass Janae! Congrats!

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Niceeeee! Looks like your dedication and training are really paying off!! Its very impressive how much time and energy you are able to give to running and training especially with a baby :) Your hard work is very inspiring!! :) And it is cool how since running is a priority to you, you go for it. I have always been a rather lazy runner, but your blog is starting to make me want to run hard and actually see what I can do–so thanks!

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How incredible! I’m sending proud vibes from Canada and a thanks for inspiration. :)

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You are such a big inspiration!!! Keep doing what you’re doing! One day I hope to be as much of a B.A. as you!!! :)

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Congratulations! That’s amazing! Using you for inspiration when I run my first 1/2 marathon next month :)

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I won a sports basement gift card for winning a (very tiny) race once, you are going to love that store!

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Holy smokes!! You rock!! Awesome job lady!!

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Congratulations, girl!! You are my hero! ;)

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WOW! congrats!! Look at those stats :O I can’t wait to hear about it!!

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Way to rock it lady!

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Way to go!!! I have never tried trail racing looks like a lot of fun!!

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You’re kind of amazing :mrgreen: Way to kick some serious butt, Janae!

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Congrats Speedy! You are SO cute!

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Cograts, I’m super jealous. It’s still cold and snowy where I am. Looks like you had a blast!! Can’t wait for summer to come!! So this is my first comment ever!!! I started reading your blog about a year and a half ago and started with your very first entry. I’m only up till December 2012 and I refuse to read the new ones until I’m caught up but once in awhile I can’t help myself!! I read when I can and will be up to date soon!!! I know that might sound weird but I’m weird!! So just want to say you rock, you make me laugh so hard sometimes I almost pee myself ,you make me run faster and I just adore your blog!!!! As long as you blog for the rest of your life all will be good in my world!!

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Congrats! Can’t wait to read the recap!! I love trail running!

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Congrats on a great job! That is so fast for a trail half! Awesome!

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Congrats on a great race, and great finish. You kicked some butt!

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You are AMAZING!!!

Congratulations.

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Way to go!!!
I am super impressed and love that you rocked that race. Congrats!

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Way to go! Holy smokes!
Random question…I’ve noticed that you almost always have a fruit and a vegetable with all of your meals. I love that! My 2013 goal is to better well rounded in my eating and I love that it looks like a habit for you. Would you say it is? Is it a conscious decision to add those to your meals? If you have any tips for healthy eating like that, I would love to hear it! I really want my kids to grow up eating that way so they don’t have weird food issues like I grew up with. You just seem like you have the balance thing figured out. :) Anyway, any tips would be awesome!

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Nice job! I wish I lived near you so you could help me be a better runner….haha

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Congratulations!

I love trail running, its so much fun! Can’t wait to hear all about it:)

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Amazing! Congrats on a great race!

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Congratulations!!!!! You are AMAZING and such an inspiration.
Must have been those lobster and shrimp quesadillas! Lol

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Way to go! Stairs are so evil the day of and after a race…ouch! :-)

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Wow. With that pace on a trail.. You will definitely get an under 3 hour marathon.. Must be the rest day yesterday. I hate taking rest days..But sometimes it makes me crave running more when i do!

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I was actually just thinking about you and hoping you did well. Congrats and I’m loving that you love trail racing. Nice work!

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Way to rock it! Congrats!

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Woohoo…..congrats to you!!!!! That is fan-frickin-tastic!!!!!!!! Can’t wait for the recap. Kudos to you!!!!! :))))))))

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That’s awesome! You should consider the SPEEDGOAT 50k up at Snowbird. Just signed up, still curious as to what I was thinking by doing that….

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I was checking out the race pictures to see what the course looked like and found this one of you! it looked like such a pretty course!!

https://picasaweb.google.com/107801830681230323136/CoyoteHillsDBAlbum1#5837934261849229970

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That is awesome! Thanks for the link!!!! It really is such a gorgeous course…you have to do it!

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Haha I live in Virginia but if i ever find myself out on the west coast I definitely hope to!! My roommates and I are doing a half in April in the Shenandoah National Park so we’re hoping it will be scenic too! We’re actually doing some fundraising for it for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and we called ourselves Hokie Runner Girls, hope you don’t mind :)

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I live in your area-where was this race?

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He Therese! It was in Fremont at Coyote Hills Park! It was incredible, most beautiful scenery ever!

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That’s awesome!!! Congratulations!! :)

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Woooo you killed it- nice going :)!

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You’re awesome! :)

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Wow congrats!! You are amazing!

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Trail races are awesome! You should come do some in Marin.

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Eric asked what my blogger friends name was and I told him and he saw your time in the list. His first words: “damn she’s fast” :) congrats on an awesome run. I saw some if them hills the 1/2 was running and didn’t envy y’all one bit. You rocked that course!!

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HAHAHAHAH That is so nice. I WISH I WOULD HAVE SEEN YOU!!! When are we going for froyo!?!?!

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Woah, you smashed it!! Because of the line for the shuttle bus from the parking lot, I actually missed the start of the half so definitely didn’t have a chance to meet you beforehand (I ended up being the fourth to last person to start), and you finished nearly an hour before me ;) But I did pass you at one point, as I was approaching mile six and you were approaching mile 10 (I think). I wasn’t confident it was you until we were right next to each other and I could see your name on your bib (although I had noticed your shoes first!) and you looked like you were in the ZONE.

I absolutely LOVED the race! SO unbelievably gorgeous! The first loop seemed to go by pretty quickly, though this was probably partially due to the barage of 10k-ers around me. I snapped a couple photos on the go, including this one, which is my fave: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MsS6drXltR7TzFM9rjPRLOympSeSw025jeTWF9hFVwc?feat=directlink

Despite my hurried late start to the race, I hit my two goals: 1. to not allow myself to become negative during the race and 2. finish in about 2.5 hours (my PR is 2:18 on the road, but I’m crazy unfit at the moment; I managed to finish in 2:29:35, which I’m thrilled with!). And my brother (who I was visiting in the area and took me to the race), managed to come across that hill at the end of the loop at the same time I got there on my first go-round, which was a great perk!

I found these photos of you when looking for my own:
https://picasaweb.google.com/107801830681230323136/20130126CoyoteLC10kHalf3#5837923848113305058

https://picasaweb.google.com/107801830681230323136/20130126CoyoteLC10kHalf3#5837923853002495506

https://picasaweb.google.com/107801830681230323136/20130126CoyoteLC10kHalf3#5837923866863273938

https://picasaweb.google.com/107801830681230323136/20130126CoyoteLC10kHalf3#5837923872765048706

And this is me ;) https://picasaweb.google.com/107801830681230323136/CoyoteHillsDBAlbum2#5837949035205788210

And I was a big fan of the post-race food…especially the lady who kept encouraging my brother and I to take cake cups!

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CYNTHIA!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!! I wish that we could have met so badly! Your race picture is awesome and thanks for sending me mine! I am so so sorry about the shuttle line making you miss the start!! BOOOO! That must have been so stressful. I am so sorry I didn’t say hi, I was seriously so focused for some weird reason.. usually I am in lala land ha! That picture that you took is amazing and you rocked that course woman and that is an incredible goal that you accomplished about being positive… I had the same thing!! So fun that your brother was there! I wish we could have met!!!!!! We will have to do something soon. That race really was incredible and I am so happy that you loved it too! Have a great night and WAY TO GO CYNTHIA!

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WOO HOO, CONGRATS!
And I got to meet Billy and Brooke while you were out on the trail. I had a feeling you would be coming in as one of the top women for SURE. You are a speedster :D

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I need to meet you! I was so sad I missed you!

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J-Mama, you are amazing!!! and i love that pink top on you!

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What??? Sub 1:34 on a trail? You are a beast!!!! Awesome job.

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Amaziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.
<3

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Great Job!

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Janae, congratulations! That is so awesome! You rock!!

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Wow! What an awesome and beautiful race, way to rock it! Your baby girl looks proud :)

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Very good job on your first trail race. I know how hard it is. The other day I attempted to go on a trail run. I ran down the mountains easily but coming back was sooo hard I had to stop and walk it. My legs definitely felt it the next day.

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Huge congratulations! That is so awesome.

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Awesome!

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Congratulations! Amazing time!

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You’re amazing!!! Congrats!! :) YAY!!!

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incredible job! congrats!!!

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You are awesome!!!! I wished we could run outside all the time in KY, but the 30 degree temps are to rough for me, I can’t do the cold weather runs!

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IN for trail running (if you can slow down a little!) and DEFINITELY in for ice cream!

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How amazing good job! You know why you did so well? Saturday was my birthday, and it is a guarantee that every race run on my birthday is a good one, so maybe you should make it a tradition. While you were running I was spending my day eating my way through my city.

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congrats Janae!!!

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You are seriously amazing! Way to go!!

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Just another person wanting to tell you how awesome/talented/driven you are. So happy for your success!!!

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Wow! Thank you so much Amanda!

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I spy with my little eye SPORTS BASEMENT!!!! I work at one of the Sports Basement’s in the area haha! That is super sweet that you got and SB gift card! It is an awesome sporting goods store unlike any other. I hope you have a stellar time when you redeem your gift card! Congrats on your speedy finish time too :)

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