Lessons in Recovery Part 1,938,958

First of all, Reese’s Runner (GO TO HER BLOG…you will laugh for 8 hours straight) and I are going to OWN the New York Marathon…I am SO happy she got in!!!!!  I know Pam (a bff from Cali) is going to be there…..WHO ELSE?!?!

I know it is like 4 trillion days away but you gotta give a girl a little something to look forward to right?

P.S. New York prepare for bloggers to take over your town and spend their life savings on designer bag knock-offs, pizza, candy and more pizza.  It is a dream come true.

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Billy is being all grown-up and taking a 4 hour class every Monday and Wednesday night.  I don’t know how he chose to do that over hanging out with his most coolest, hilariousest, best friend (me, in case you were wondering).

After I taught spin, I needed some mom time while Billy was at class.

I am pretty sure 99% of you know exactly what its like to go through an injury.

One minute I am joking around about considering getting my leg amputated or making fun of myself for my left leg atrophying and turning into a noodle and the next minute I am a mess as I am thinking about the good ol’ days of running down the canyon pretending I am neck and neck with a Kenyan racing for the finish.

I needed Mom time.  I don’t know how else to explain it-I just know I needed her.  Even though we barely even talked about running or my injury just being around that woman made me feel so much better and double score happened when Billy got out of class early and was home waiting for me to hang out afterwards:)

Mom and I went to Jason’s Deli and I got a turkey/avocado sandwich on onion bread.  I think they designed this sandwich with hungryrunnergirl in mind.

They clearly liked me because they hooked me up with two pickles instead of just one.

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Reason #2 my mom knows how to make my heart extremely happy…..it was her idea to go for cupcakes after.

It is normal for one’s smile to take up 71% of their face especially if there is 4 inches of ice cream in front of her.

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Expect to see that sweatshirt at least for the next 15 days before I actually wash it.  Remember how it was 27 degrees as I was driving to work this morning?

Hello, lover.  Nice to meet you.

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Magically I realized that I am blessed and this lil’ injury is TEMPORARY……it just took some talking with mis madre, avocado and frosting to remember that.

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P.S. You can still enter my giveaway wahoo!!!! I will pick the winner on Friday!!!

P.P.S. Jog.fm is an awesome website if you are looking for songs to run to…..you enter your pace or cadence goal and it finds songs that are that many beats per minute.  Cool to the extreme if you ask me.

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What are you thankful for today?  Remembering how much we DO HAVE helps us get through anything that comes our way.

-An awesome job that I love, BILLY/FAMILY, my blogger friends and being able to see how far I have come in recovery:) (PS if you have an iphone or ipad there is an awesome gratitude journal app that is free and each day it comes with an awesome quote and a place to write what you are grateful for, ).

Pickle Fan?

-I eat a jar in less than 24 hours so we stopped by them because it turned into a 200 dollar per month addiction.

Favorite place to get sandwiches?

-I do love Jason’s but Kneaders (maybe just a Utah thing) is my absolute favorite.

Who is going to be in New York for the Marathon…..I need to start planning and organizing some pretty amazing get-togethers/hang-outs/slumber-parties/and ice-cream bingeing.

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I'm running NYC! Last year I only came in from Saturday to Sunday night, but I think I might make more of a long weekend of it this year!

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I am running NYC! And pickles are pretty much my favorite food!

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Omg that sandwich looks amazing. I think too many people don't give sandwiches enough credit… They are amazing.
Of course, the sandwich is pretty fiercly rivaled by the cupcakes.
I'm in South Korea right now and do not have access to any delicious sandwich or cupcake places. My hubby and I are visiting the states this summer and are pretty much planning the 4 week trip around all the restaurants we want to go to. LOL

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I got two pickles at dinner the other night and everyone else got one. I felt so awesome!

You are going to rock the NYC marathon! I won't be running it, but I'll cheer you on from my ice bath after the philly marathon :)

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I'm not running NYC. . . buttt I am only a short train ride away, so I am for sure going to meet up with you guys!!! AND cheer my head/heart out for y'all :D

LOVE pickles!!

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I'm running NYC!!! Yay. :)

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Your injury is temporary, you will come out stronger on the other side.:-) Yes, I heart pickles! I'm in Oklahoma, there are some that are made locally that are TO DIE FOR! THey're called Jan's Pickles…they have dill/sweet spicy garlic. They are delish!

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Janae janae janae. I had to place my hand over ur cup o p***les so i didnt barf on myself. Ewwwwwwa ;)

I am SO thankful we were spared from the horrible tornadoes yesterday. They came so close!!!

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So sad I didnt get into NYC but I cant wait to read about how awesome youre going to be!

I am really grateful for my parents and sister. They've been really supportive of everything recently!

LOVE PICKLES. They are just so salty and delicious!

I really like Jimmy John's subs (and their pickles) but there is a local place here in Virginia called Taste Unlimited and they make the best sandwiches of all time.

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All that food looks SO good, you're killin' me!! :) I don't see how your hubby would choose a class over your either…ppfffft!

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I get that injury roller coaster. Ups/downs. Laughs/cries.

Ever tried pickled okra? Just like a pickle.Only okra. you would love it. Had it on Easter.

Hang in there lady. Keep hugging your mom and eating cupckaes. Whatever it takes!! We are all pulling for you.

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The whole injury thing sucks. No other way to describe it. I know now that I wont ever take for granted being able to walk and carry things at the same time after being on crutches so long! ahhh.
I LOVE PICKLES. Especially the 2 that come on my chicken sandwich at ChickFilA. Is that weird?
I eat at Jason's Deli no less than once a week. That place is amazing.

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I JUST started running (thanks to your blog and others like it!!) so I won't be running NYC this year BUT I live in NYC so I'll come cheer you on and meet all of my awesome blogger inspirations!! I'm so excited for you!!

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i'll hopefully be in NYC! i sent in my time for guaranteed entry and hope to hear back at any moment that I'm IN.

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I'm not running the marathon but I live here in NYC!! This injury thing is soooo frustrating my marathon is in 6 weeks and I still can't run for another week… it's not going to be pretty.

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Yay for NYC! I love pickles…I used to make my own and I have to do that again!
I'm thankful that everyone in my area was ok after the storms last night. They passed all around us but never in my little town.
Those cupcakes look AMAZING!
:)

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avocado on sandwiches and buckets of pickles really do make life worth living :)

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Yay for mom time! That's the best!!

I am thankful for my spouse, family and friends. My job, my health and everything that I have. (okay I'm almost about to cry because I'm pmsing and thinking about all that stuff. Thanks Janae.)

I like Jimmie John's subs! Yum!!!

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I have SO thankful for my family and friends right now. They've been so supportive in this crazy time as we found we had to move in 7 days for Tom's job!

Pickle fan all the way. I don't buy them. Like you, we tear through them. It's not good for the the budget.

I LOVE little home-town delis! My favorite was a place in Virginia called Macadoos.

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Moms to the rescue! You are so lucky to have yours down the street. Mine lives across the country but you better bet we have hour long phone convos when i'm needed my momma time! Keep staying positive about your injury and remember, this too shall pass! You are going to be SO much stronger and more thankful because of it!

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I will be in NYC (since I live here…ha ha ha)!!! Sadly, I didn't get into the marathon, but I'll be there, cheering y'all on!

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I'm running NYC!!

My first marathon and my first time applying :)

SOOOOOO ecstatic

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Penny (http://runningwithpenny.blogspot.com/) and I are both going to be there. I'll be going for a 3:20 and I'm pretty sure she wants to be closer to 3:00. So excited!!!!!

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I would love to run the NYC marathon more than any other race. Even Disney! You are going to rock the world at sea level. Running plus 2 1/2 inch cookies from levainbakery.com? Perfection.

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I'm sure you and Cely will have a great time in NYC. Her blog cracks me up! I wish I'd applied to get in now. I'm running the Savannah marathon the same weekend you ladies are hitting up New York!

I love pickles! I steal them off my husband's burgers and Chickfila sandwiches!

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yayyyyy NYC!!! you will rock it girl! so excited for you!! wish I would have entered the lottery. dang it.

I am a sometimes pickles fan…I really like the cucumber chips but other than that I do not really love them.

I am grateful for a beautiful day, friends and family that help me get through stressful times (like now) with school, running, being far away from each other, etc.

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I live in New York and the NYC Marathon is my birthday weekend :)
I must take you to the best frozen yogurt place everrrr
We'll have so much fun!

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Congrats on getting into NYC!! I'm thankful for the weather today, finally it's warm & feels like spring/summer.

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Yum that sandwich looks delicious!
Love pickles!
I am thankful to have a roof over my head, my family and friends and a job to support my shopping tendencies! lol

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those cupcakes look AMAZING!
I'm thankful it's a beautiful day and that I feel less sick (i've had a bad cold) today.
Yay for NYC…excited to read about it

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It's going to be so much fun to not only run NYC marathon but, to also hang out with you!! I'm looking forward to it! It's going to be an awesome week!! :)

Your mom is the sweetest!! Our mothers know us so well. I can totally relate. Sometimes words don't even have to be conveyed…they just know when we need that embrace or kind words! BTW that sandwich looks delish!

Oh… so many things I'm grateful for! Off the cuff…I'm thankful for my family, healthy children, love, friends and the blessing to be able to be a stay-at-home mother and raise my kids and watch them grow! :) Oh… and my treadmill and gym membership!! :) :)

Love subway! They brought the chicken orchard salad sandwich back so, I think I might have on for lunch today!!

I love pickles!! So do my kids! Def. a staple in our pantry! (when you visit me I'll let you have 2 okay!?) :)

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I have those times with my mom, too! Nobody else in the world can take the place of comfort I find withe her. I'm thankful for gorgeous weather today and a bike ride this morning before a bike breakfast before work!

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I LOVE PICKLES!!!!! mmm

man do I need some mom time. I haven't seen her since THANKSGIVING );

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I am so excited for you to rock NYC. I cannot wait to watch you on TV in the front of the pack. I have so much faith in you girl.

I LOVE pickles. Yum! And I am so thankful for my family. I know that I can always turn to them when I need something and that they will always support me no matter what. Have a great day!

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I am thankful for God's providence in the form of a job. I'm thankful for my family and for the ability to workout and take care of my body.

I am not, however, thankful for pickles. :D As my dad and I always say, "pickles are a terrible thing to do to a cucumber."

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Girl YOU KNOW about that slumber party at my place!! :) :) Invite Reese's Runner and Pam too! I dunno if I'll be running but I will DEF be there. NYC isn't ready for us ;) LOVE YOU!
PS those cupcakes look strangely identical to the ones I have from Sprinkles a few days ago…we are twinsies.

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HUGE pickle fan! I eat pickles by the jar. Anybody who gives me a pickle is seriously my new best friend

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You can smile even bigger (if that's possible) with that cupcake in front of you!

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I didn't make the lotto but I live right there!! Would love to meet up for a huge bloggy meet!

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That turkey/avocado sandwich looks tasty! Before I stopped eating meat a year ago, I used to eat that combo all the time. It's truly delicious! I need some avocado sandwich lovin' in my life. :) I'm thankful to have made it through my second semester of freshmen year (well, almost; 2 more weeks). I adore pickles!! I love Subway sandwiches. I also love any place that sells this sandwich: ciabatta (or baguette) with mozzarella, tomato, and basil! Yum!

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Spending time with Mom always helps me so much too! Like you said, sometimes you just NEED to see and spend time with her, I totally get it.
Oh and a pickle fan for sure! When I am at a deli I always ask for an extra pickle on the side, maybe 2 or 3 :D

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That sandwich looks delish and I am running NYC too :)

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Forgot to say….Reese's Runner, HILARIOUS! Thanks for sharing!

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I didn't get in! My bank account probably wouldn't have been able to afford it anyways after Boston. And yes, LOVE Reese's Runner… her blog is awesome!

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Janae. You crack me up.
Yesterday I tried to convince my husband that we needed 10 lbs of pickles from Sam's club (IT WAS 4 DOLLARS!). He didn't believe that I could eat them all before they went bad.

Little does he know I polish off every pickle container I come in contact with. Even the leftover juice in the jar. Do you do that? Oh, you don't?… Me either.
-Monica

Ask the Duplex

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I crave mom time too – I just pretend when people tell me I'm weird that it's not true.

AND I'm picking up Jason's Deli for dinner tonight!

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I just found out I got into the Nike womens marathon- my first full and though I am excited about it, what I am most thankful for is that I have the ability to run and to train. I haveno expectations but to finish with a smile and hope to not get injured in the process.

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I am so thankful for my health & that my back seems to be holding up so far w/ my newfound running endeavors! Also thankful for the beautiful AZ mornings we've been having lately! AM a pickle fan! I don't really get sandwiches while out…frankly I don't really eat a lot of bread. Which brings me to my BIG ? for you: How in the world can you eat these fabulous creations & not gain!? If I eat 1 or 2 (good) carbs in a couple day span I gain at LEAST 1 or 2 lbs??? So odd? ANYHOO!!!

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oh mom time is the best. They are so good at nurturing our hearts…..and back rubs!! haha. I have a feeling that all these good things will heal you leg ASAP!! Plus, we are all praying for you.
:)

p.s.
PICKLES RULE!

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I LOVE Jason's Deli!!! SO good :) We're going there this weekend, SCORE!

and pickles are dabomb!

My mom can make me feel a gazillion times better too :) Yah for awesome mothers!

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Thankful for sunshine, mini luna bars in my lunch, and a date night with my man tonight! Panera here we come!

LOVE pickles…especially Claussen pickles.

Fave place for sandwiches–my college's cafeteria–that's one of the only things i miss about college…well, that and wearing workout clothes everyday. I also really like potbelly's. Subway tends to skimp on toppings.

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Craig (my signifigant other)has been real busy at work and does not get home until 9:oo at night (he is a seed planter for farmers and they are planting). I have been a little lonely myself, but I am thankful that there is only about 2 months out of the entire year when he gets this busy, then I get Craig back!
When it comes to sandwhiches I love Panera Bread and I am also a huge fan of Jason's Deli :) Pickles, um yes by the jar thank you!

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You are too cute!!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE pickles, I have to buy the ginormous jar at Costco and that will last me about a month…sometimes.

Jen

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I'm in! I guess I'm mostly excited because I live here so it saves on travel expenses!
Sarah

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This post absolutely spoke to my heart. I JUST posted on my mom (as she is here visiting me) and what an impact mothers have on our lives. Love it.

I'm so thankful you have your beautiful mom there to cheer you on and UP! You are doing a fantastic job of staying positive and working on your endurance in non-running forms. Plus, your running legs are super young and will bounce back: Watch out NYC is all I can say!

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I thought you might enjoy this…it's kind of long, but has a great meaning behind it…plus it's about CAKE!!! :)

"A Piece Of Cake"
Sometimes we wonder
“What did I do to deserve this?” or
“Why did God have to do this to me?”
Here is a wonderful explanation!
A daughter is telling her Mother how everything
Is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend
Broke up with her, and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and
Asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the
Daughter says, “Absolutely Mom, I love your cake!”
“Here, have some cooking oil,” her Mother offers,
“Yuck” says her daughter.
“How about a couple of raw eggs?” “Gross, Mom!”
“Would you like some flour then?”
“Or maybe baking soda?”
“Mom, those are all yucky!!”
To which the Mother replies:
“Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves.
But when they are put together in the
Right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!”
God works the same say. Many times we wonder why
He would let us go through such bad and difficult times.
But God knows that when He puts these things all in His
Order, they always work for good! We just have
To trust Him and, eventually, they will all
Make something wonderful!

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are
Here we might as well dance!!

“I hope your day is a piece of cake!

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So glad you have NYC to be your comeback race – yay!! I lost my mom when I was pretty young, cherish that time you guys have together, I know when I get with my daughter I just savor every second (now that she's past middle school :)).

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CUPCAKES fix everything— they should make a cupcake that is entirely frosting- that would make my DAY!!
it IS temporary- at least the world isnt gna die out soon… lets hope so!

pickles= BIG YAY!

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Thankful for family and friends that are getting me through my injury, thankful for waking up in the morning, having a job…so much.

So we are sooo meeting when you run NY!. I'll be sure to root you on and show you some of the best pizza mmmm!

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I'm thankful for getting through all these storms with no damage to person or property. SO, SO, SO many people weren't so lucky.

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I can't even look at pickles! It's one of the foods I can't stand!

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mmmm 2 pickles AND 2 cupcakes! you rule

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Seriously, pickles are the best things in. the. world. I could eat a whole jar and probably more.

Send me some cupcakes?!?!?! I may be in New York for the Marathon if my dad runs in again:)) He ran it this year and rocked!!

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Thanks for the tip about the website. On my agenda was trying to find some songs for my 10K this weekend.

Pickles…depends on my mood. Definitely most thankful for my family.

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I wish I was running NYC! I live in Upstate NY though and would love to drive down to hopefully meet up.
: )
Today is my husband's birthday. I'm thankful for him. : )
I love sweet pickles and am trying to love dill pickles but I'm not there yet.
Right now I'm loving sandwiches from Panera. Their tomato & mozzarella on ciabatta is tasty.

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wow jogfm is super cooool! thanks for the site!

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Congrats on NYC Marathon…so exciting!! Thanks for the tip about Jog.fm…I have been looking for something like this so I can put together a playlist for my upcoming 5K!

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I am so glad you have your Mommy and a good dose of positivity.
Pickle "fan" would be a gross understatement.
I eat pickles and peanut butter like it's my job. You have to get the cucumbery fresh half sours though…or it doesn't work. Kosher Dills are good solo.

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Today I am thankful for great friends! Just got done having dinner with 2 of my favorite people!

When it comes it pickles, I am a pickle monster. But I am picky. Put a har of Claussen dill pickles in front and me, and I will eat the jar in one sitting. Anything else, eh…Ill have 2 or 3, but I can resist them a little better.

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Congrats on NYC! I'm in no way ready for marathons yet so won't be running it, but most definitely going to be a spectator!

Also, hugeeee pickle fan over here!! however, my BF hates them and won't come near me if I eat one. Sometimes that comes in handy!!

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Janae, you have such an amazing spirit, this injury is only temporary and after you've recovered you will rule the races once again!
I used a gratitude exercise to get me through a difficult time in my life and even now when I am feeling low I make myself count my blessings (which I then realise are numerous) and suddenly things don't seem so bad anymore.

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Your leg will heal and before you know it you really will run neck and neck to the finish with a Kenyan. I guarantee it.

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I am running NYC! Make sure you hit up Dylan's Candy Bar while you're there. You won't be disappointed.

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I live for pickles. But only the dill kind, bread and butter are foul.

We tried a local deli I had never been to for lunch. It was pretty delicious, although homemade grilled cheese will always be my favoritest sandwich.

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I am so excited you got into NYC!!! I don't know yet if I'll be running, but I live just a few blocks from the finish so definitely want to get involved in some meetups! Drop me a line: laura at 50by25 dot com.

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