4 Minutes and Buffets.

Once again we bribed the children with food in order for them to be good during our Physical Therapy appointment on Friday and once again it worked.

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After our first sugar coma of the night we went back to our house to crash on the couch while watching ‘Despicable Me.’

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Our energy was renewed and since the treadmill has been lonely lately we decided to see how fast my niece could go.  She got up to 11 mph for a few seconds.  Don’t go calling child services, Billy was holding his hands right behind her in case she fell.   We are starting her young with barefoot running.

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And the other one (that refuses to take off her sun hat) wanted to tiger tail her stomach……too many sit-ups.  By the way that is the computer where the blogging magic happens.  I spend a lot of quality time with that thing.  Yep, Lindsay that is your blog open, check out her AMAZING giveaway:)

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The clock struck 9 p.m. and we decided that meant we should eat dinner.  Thanks for taking us out Sissy and bro-in-law to the Pizza Pie Buffet.

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Please take a moment to admire my salad making talents and also my pizza selections.  More toppings than I can name but just focus on the jalepenos for a second, do this now.

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There had to be dessert pizza too. Just imagine oreo, cookie dough and peach cobbler toppings on warm doughy bread with frosting drizzled over them and close your eyes and you will be in heaven.

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Group shot.  Thanks a lot Claybourne for looking so serious in the picture……no more pixie sticks from your favorite Aunt Janae again.

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Time to get my 2 hour (PT’s advice) killer bike ride on with………..4 minutes of running afterwards @ 6.0, don’t be too jealous of my run, someday you too will be able to run for 240 seconds.

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Do you like buffets?

-Yep, I am not ashamed of my love for them.

Chocolate, vanilla or swirled ice cream?

-VANILLA.

What is your Saturday workout?!?! I want to live through your long runs mkay?!?!

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I love buffets, but sometimes I cant control myself at them haha. I used to be obsessed with golden corral.. I know sounds gross, but Im telling ya it's good!!! I want dessert pizza bad now!!

My workout is p90x legs and back and then a 40 min run!

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YAAAAY you get to run!!! I am SO happy for you!! Don't knock it down- 4 minutes is still running!! :D I would KILL to be able to run even for just 4 mins at the mo…stupid shin! But my Satdee workout was a tough elliptical sesh+weights instead. And I can't WEIGHT (hehe, punny) to see your weights post part 2!! :D

Have a GREAT Satdee friend!! And I am stealing your nieces by the way cos they are just TOO CUTE!!

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Aw. No long run. I'm going to try for 3.4 today. I took a week off of running after a couple of weeks of uninspired running, and I'm feeling the sorrow of running little miles :(

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Those kids are SOOO cute!

Chocolate ice cream all the way!

No long run for me, just 3 miles today. But Hey! If you add all our miles together, that's one REALLY long run!

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i don't really like buffets but only because i get so overwhelmed with the options!

hizzah for a 4 minute run. and since you asked i'll try and do a long run with some miles for you :)

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You're totally reading Lindsay's blog in the background, haha! That's awesome.

I love Indian buffets. It is seriously embarrassing.

Vanilla.

I'll be running 3 miles this morning with a run group.

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Good luck with your four minutes of running today!! Remember to celebrate the small successes!

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Swirl ice cream! Saturday is my rest day :)

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buffets rock! as long as the food is good! HOLY MOLY your niece is a powerhouse with that 11!

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No workout for me today, resting before tomorrow's half. I'm thinking of dragging Mike and Bungee on a hike though.

I can't remember the last time I went to a buffet! Though, I did follow your lead and make homemade pizza last night (tomato, pesto, and mozz.)!

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I am not a fan of buffet because I always eat way to much. Than I am miserable for hours afterwards. Workout today was Ellipictal for 1 hr an 40 min stretch training. Have 10k race SUNDAY. Have a great wkend

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I did a short tempo-paced 5K this morning but I will get in a nice 7-miler in tomorrow for you :)

And might I just add that the dessert pizza is making me drool. Oreos on a pizza? Genius.

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Hey lady, 4 minutes is progress!! That is what matters :) I'm going to channel some of your enthusiasm on my 12 mile run today!

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Buffets? Yes, please!!

I am off to run 15 miles from Del Mar to La Jolla, CA! Soooo beautiful.

Have a wonderful day :)

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Usually I go for vanilla, but nothing beats a Malt Shoppe swirl cone!

Saturday is my rest day, but tomorrow I'll be attempting a long run.. but I may crash and burn on mile 6 or less. This whole being sick thing really isn't suiting me well.

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Buffets are great…especially when you are hungry and broke ;-)
Vanilla, please!
I am supposed to do my first 10-mile run in 14 years… I am nervous and a bit scared :/

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I love me some chocolate ice cream! Buffets are my best friend, especially salad bars – luckily we have many buffets in NYC. If you ever come here, you'll be in heaven.

Congrats on running for 4 min. It is a small victory and you'll be doing long mileage in no time :-). I'm off to run about 12 miles in Central Park. First semi-long run since the marathon. WIsh me luck!

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Did you try that dessert pizza? I looks so yummy and very hard to resist…

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OMG your sister's kids are too cute I can't even take it! Look at that lil running prodigy you're building!!!

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ummmm buffets are my absolute fave. and of course pizza buffets are at the top of the list…I HEART pizza pie cafe. I could literally eat an entire cookie dough pizza by myself…ha!

I am going to attempt 6-8 today. eeeeek. so nervous. going to try and go really slow so that I can give myself a chance to make it that far. excited to see you later today and hear about your workout!! i know you will appreciate every single second of that four minutes!

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9 miles this afternoon after work and between finishing a research paper-unfortunately I woke up to pouring rain today. Boooo!
Enjoy your 4 minutes. Baby Steps! You are a rock star!

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Alright 4 minutes of running! When I had to take a break due to injury my first run was about 30 seconds during a walk to test it out and it was maybe the best 30 seconds of my life.
The sun is out here so I'm going to actually attempt a run outside inside of living on the treadmill.
Dessert pizza is delicious. I'm jealous!

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pretty sure your niece runs faster than me!!!

Good luck with your 4 minutes of running! Progress is progress!

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LOVE buffets! :D
My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate…hahaha
Hope you have a great weekend!

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I like buffets. The ones around here arn't that great.

No long run here. Maybe a nice walk with the hubs. If I can convince him or maybe bribe him with some candy.

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Love buffets and swirled ice cream! I have to run 11 miles this morning but it's raining here so I will trade you for 240 seconds :-)

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Your nieces and nephew are so freakingggg adorable! Haha getting her started on the treadmill early – love it!

I get so excited for soft serve ice cream – I could eat it 24/7 – i swear!

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Janae I have to tell you…yesterday I was out for a run and there was a girl in front of me that totally looked like you! And of course, she was kicking my trash. But I'm pretty sure it's a sign you are going to be out pounding the pavement in no time. You rock, girl!

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Swirl! Best of both worlds!

I am taking today off because I'm running my first half tomorrow!! You work those 4 minutes – listen to Madonna and JT's "Four Minutes to Save the World" hahaha I'm so funny – but really, build back up slowly – we're going to run Maui together RIGHT?

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I love buffets :) When I lived in Phoenix there was a great one a couple minutes from our house. Now here in Anchorage we have one that is really gross so I am not getting my huge salad fill that I want!

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Cutback week so only 13 on the schedule today. I plan on running out to the boardwalk and then up the beach…gotta love living in So.Cal. :)

Enjoy your four minutes! Yay, progress!

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No long runs for me today. Instead I ran my first race!! It was only a 5k but it was a good start!! Finished in 25:41!

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Ran 11 miles this morning and loved it! Congrats on your amazing 240 seconds!

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I just found a new sushi buffet and I LOVE it!! Swirl soft serve is the best ever, with sprinkles!

My Saturday long run is 8 miles and it's a rest day from P90X, so after my 8 miles, I'm done for the day.

Congrats on the 4 mins, I hope it goes well!

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That pizza looks amazing!!!

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Buffets – Love them!

Chocolate Ice Cream but I do love me some Vanilla with fudge!

I don't have long runs yet but I did my 3.14 miles today that I wanted to do outside~

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Tell your niece to watch out because I am about to steal that Oreo pizza from her!!!!

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LOVE buffets. I love to make huge salads! YUM!

love the swirled ice cream at costco.

and just finished an 18 miler! woot woot. drank my lowfat choc milk and i'm ready for the shower… I stink. LOL. then we have a date!!!

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LOVE buffets. I love to make huge salads! YUM!

love the swirled ice cream at costco.

and just finished an 18 miler! woot woot. drank my lowfat choc milk and i'm ready for the shower… I stink. LOL. then we have a date!!!

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Um I love buffets. I seriously eat at them more than normal restaurants half the time ha. :)

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11 miles…4 of them up a seemingly never ending hill! So not intentional

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Buffets can be a lot of fun, esp the ones in vegas! I love vanilla with rainbow sprinkles.
I ran with my club this morning- 8×300, it was short but brutal.

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vanilla all the way!

have you tried bikram yoga? i just started going this week and went 3 times in 3 days. its pretty amazing and stretches all of the muscles in your body. i wonder if something like that would be helpful for you? just a thought…

enjoy your weekend! :)

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I can't imagine a world without buffets. I mean, you can go back as many times as you WANT?!?!?

I just don't see a problem with this philosophy :)

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Congrats on the 4 minutes! It's something at least.
Your nieces are so cute! I love buffets, especially breakfast ones. My legs are sore from power yoga, so I'm doing an easy recovery run today.

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oh you just made my day, heck you made my WEEK! I love this post because I get to see all your sweet and beautiful family. I love how brag about them, as you should. They are amazing, just like you! Hope you had a killer bike ride.
:)
LC

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oh you just made my day, heck you made my WEEK! I love this post because I get to see all your sweet and beautiful family. I love how brag about them, as you should. They are amazing, just like you! Hope you had a killer bike ride.
:)
LC

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I LOVE dessert pizza! You have the most adorable family in the world! I did my 11 miles this morning (PDR!), I'm so happy about your 240 seconds!!

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I love buffets! They're my favorite. My favorite ice cream from buffets has to be swirled. Otherwise, vanilla.

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VANILLA FOR SURE!! If Billy goes to law school in Texas you can taste the deliciousness that is BLUE BELL Ice Cream… To. Die. For.

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Your niece is such a doll!!! And I *love* that your other nice won't take off that sunhat. Adorable!!!

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hope you felt good on your workout today! i ran a half marathon… new PR on a hilly course! 1:39:32…i'm pumped :) my marathon is in may so im getting exciteddd!

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Buffets are the best. Especially with little ones. No waiting :)

Love the pics of the kids. Very cute.

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Hey, running is running ,and those 4 minutes will be AWESOME!! Have fun on the bike- although if I were spinning for two hours straight I think my butt would fall off, considering how sore a 45 minute class makes me!!

My run today consisted of a 12 minute warm up, 3×10 minutes at 8 minutes a mile, with 3 minutes EZ in between, and a 14 minute cool down. AWESOME since I got to watch a show about Food Trucks that made me crave pancakes which obviously made me work harder on the 'mill. Half marathon next weekend, here I come!!!

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You're runnin! It's your birthday! You're runnin'! It's your birthday! Sweet! I ran 3 miles today….don't be jealous HAHAHAHAHA!!

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Your little runner niece looks like a miniJanae…you can refer to her as minime! Hope the run was good…I'm sure you're grateful to be back on the TM!!!!

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I did my first 10 miler. I'm kind of excited to have joined the double digits club!

I love buffets, but they cause me to eat way too much!

Some days vanilla, some days swirled. Rita's had orange and vanilla swirled for a while last summer and it was to die for!

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Your nieces are SO STINKING CUTE! I want to squeeze them. I love buffets – especially at weddings! I want to go on a cruise with you and our Billys so we can eat from buffets all day long.

Swirl is the way to go. I'm taking it easy today between a wedding shower luncheon and an engagement party dinner. I don't want to have to wash my hair again. Priorities. ;)

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I ran 5 miles on this beautiful day, wasn't my best run, but it felt good to get out there!

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I haven't been to a buffet in years – now I really want to go! Though I would probably eat way too much and need tummy time – my eyes are way bigger than my stomach and I am a clean plate clubber.

I like vanilla better – with either one of those cherry dips, or with rainbow sprinkles. (They can't do both, I've asked).

I worked out today by going biking at a velodrome. I got invited to go have a lesson with this coach who trains all the pros. Then I crashed into one of the pros and we both went down in a heap and the coach was not too happy :(

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Oh. my. goshdarnit. Pizza buffet GET AT ME I am so coming to visit!! Today I went on a seven-miler with the Padre he kicked my butt:)

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Minimalist movement in full affect with your niece on your TM! So, 4 min of running really? I couldn't tell if that was sarcasm or not. :(

In college, I could make the best 2 foot tall, VANILLA soft serve cones!! And, with Vanilla you can have any possible topping.

I opted for the TM today to do my 15 miles as the +20 mph winds weren't so inviting :P bleh. April fools eastern WA weather!

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-I love buffets when I feel I have been healthy enough to gorge until I can't move! GO TO THIS SITE. It's the best buffet on the East Coast. (Seriously, amish food = BEST) http://www.shady-maple.com/smorgasbord The best is breakfast. Make your own pancakes with SO many toppings. My personal fave… choc chip, pb chip, and banana pancakes. <3 Nom nom. There's also cheese stuffed sausage. Don't knock it 'till you try it. ;P

-Cake batter? haha. Probably chocolate!

-I had a nice long 10.5 mile run. :( Don't weep from everyone's comments! You'll be running soon enough, lady! The farthest I've gone so far is 11 miles. I'm so scared for the 13.1… I don't think I'm going to make it. Ugh.

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Your nieces and nephews are adorable!!

I love buffets, but as a binge eater, I try to avoid them. Nothing good happens when I eat at one! That being said, I should really be a competitive eater- the amount of food I am able to eat in a short amount of time is actually pretty impressive, not going to lie.

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I love buffets with awesome salad bars-because you can fill up with awesome toppings. And they usually have a good dessert selection ;) Pizza pie cafe def has awesome dessert pizza, fo sho.

Have fun on that 4 minutes….I did HIIT cardio for an intense 15 minutes today. Thought I was gonna die!

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sounds like the best day! foood plus family fun= amazing!

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I LOVE buffets. Just the idea of not having to choose just one option off a menu, and being able to gorge on so many things!! Which I do. I went to Golden Corral once in the States (don't have it here in Canada :( ) and literally gained 5 lbs. I don't deprive myself at a buffet! haha.

And I ran 11 miles today :D Felt great! Go you on the 6 minute run! That's awesome you got the go ahead, so happy for you!! You'll be back to your ridiculous mileage in no time. ;)

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I ran a half marathon today and took 10 minutes off my PR. First full marathon only two weeks away.

Your crazy workouts inspire me. Congrats on your 4 minutes. You'll be back on the long runs soon!

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THAT PIZZA BUFFET LOOKS AMAZING ESPECIALLY THE DESSERT PIZZA OH MY GOD GET IN MY MOUTH NOW PLEASE!!!!!!
…. needless to say, I am a nut for buffets! :D plus anything with a salad + dessert bar owns my soul. oh and any place that has an array of condiments/sauce/etc is my idea of heaven.

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Your oldest niece looks so much like you in that first picture!

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Cute kids. No argument from me, it was safer for her not to be wearing her flip flops. Mine (when they were younger) always went barefoot indoors because we had hard wood floors, which when the girls were running around would be too slippery in socks and would scuff and leave marks if they wore shoes, so shoes-n-socks off at the front door for the girls and their friends was the rule (during summer, they almost never wore anything except flip flops outside if the sidewalk got too hot). As their feet get tougher, they will probably not want to wear their shoes as much. They actually can get tough enough that gravel and even small pieces of broken glass won’t hurt them, as was with mine. They are both married now, so child services can’t complain because I let them run around parking lots barefoot. Just make sure it’s not too hot :). Janet

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