How Janae Spent Her Tuesday:
-Early A.M. swim. I tried my hardest to learn how to do that cool flippy thing at the end of pool to get turned around. Somehow even if I plugged my nose with my hand the chlorinated water seeped into my brain and I am 99% sure it burned off the few brain cells that I have remaining.
-Students were at Lagoon (Utah’s amusement park), I didn’t go because it was raining and cold and I am a wussy (if you recall I stick to the treadmill all winter long). So, I started my day off by watching The Bachelorette (why are all the crazies from Utah) by myself on my projector in my classroom. The best idea I have ever had.
-Searching the world wide web for delicious dessert recipes. I can’t help the fact that beautiful, sugary pictures get me all excited.
-I guess I got some grading done.
-Finishing off my Costco 58 serving jar of peanut butter with a yogurtland spoon (I take them home with me because they are so bright and fun to eat with) and drinking chocolate milk to wash it down.
I really can’t remember doing anything else. Either I am the laziest person alive or I have lost my short term memory.
Triple Tangent Tuesday TIme: Basically I just go through old pictures that remind me of the weird/creepy/psychotic things that I do.
1. I am the popscile queen. If you are a long time reader and you remember my mouth surgery, than you know it is normal for me to go through a box of Creamies in a day.
In Utah marathons a common post-race food are creamies and I get my $90 of race money through eating the $90 of race food afterwards.
Anyone want to have a popscicle eating contest with me? Popsciles are an answer to my prayers- portable ice cream. I can take it anywhere I want and especially when I am riding on the back of the scooter as we explore Provo.
2. Whenever I go skiing with my girlfriends we literally spend half the day building snowman. I wish I was kidding. Whenever I go skiing with Billy I beg him on the ski lift over and over again to build a snowman with me but he doesn’t go for it and would rather hit the trails and go 90 mph which results in tired, exhausted Janae and therefore ends up falling on the walk to the car. I cried. 24 years old and cried over slipping and everyone laughing at me.
Pre-blog and Billy still took pictures of me falling before helping me up. The reason it works for us is because I would do the exact same thing to him.
3. This one isn’t weird or creepy but rather REALLY AWESOME!!! My mom is a stone cutter. She is so talented and makes the most beautiful jewelry ever. This was a purple ring that she made me for my birthday. There is a ton of math, machinery and patience that are necessary for stone cutting, crap…I don’t have any of those things!
It kind of looks like the end of my thumb was cut off.
You know what would look great mom….some matching purple earings and a necklace:)
Go wish CELY (REESE’S RUNNER) AND SARAH (OUAL) a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Tell me some TANGENTS ABOUT YOU!!!! I LOVE reading random things about YOU!!!!
How did you spend your Tuesday….hopefully, you were more productive than me:)
Any popsicle fans out there?
Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner)
Wow your mom IS so talented!! Thats awesome!! And haha I LOVE how Billy takes photos of you fallen over before helping you up! Hilarious!! :D
I spent my Tuesday at the gym watching Criminal Minds on the TVs and then reading blogs- very productive I'd say! ;)
Random: I have no idea what a popsicle is. Maybe I should do a Utah marathon a find out! :P
Have Your Way
I LOVE peanut butter. I LOVE POPSICLES!!! I havent had one in such a long time! All I did today was run 4 miles, go to the park and watch Make it or Break it while sitting on my bed.
I miss creamies.
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
I love popsicles too!!!
Tangents: took a SPIN class. Taught a BodyPUMP class. And ate cheese with jam on a pita<—-so random, yet SO delish!
I've been at work today "working" which means catching up on blogs (since it is my Monday). Not very productive so far. And I brought my dog to work so I am also stressing about her – where is she? what is she getting into? But, right now she is nicely sleeping right by my desk. :)
That is so neat that your mom did that! And mmm I love popsicles. You know what is even easier to eat? Those ice pops. I gave my class some yesterday cuz they earned it.. and I totally ate two. Luckily they didn't catch on.
Janae, I love you, girl, and the fact that you keep the spoons from Yogurtland makes me love you even more! Where I'm from we have Menchie's and even though I'm allergic to dairy (saddest day ever), I still go with my friends and family so that I can collect all of their spoons to wash and reuse! And NO! I actually don't like popsicles; they are prone to breaking off/ melting and you lose part of your yummy dessert! Give me a snowcone though and that's a different story!
THANK YOU JANAE!!! I already had a cupcake but I'll have some Yogurtland later and pretend it's from you until we can have a proper frogurt date this summer, k?
I spent my Tuesday creating a web site for my final exam! uggggh!!!!
Whenever my mom cooks chicken in either her chipotle or herb marinades, I put any leftover meat in the fridge and eat the marinade out of the pan! :P
willow and i went to the supermarket today. the end. soo productive!! ;)
and then she dumped out her box of rice cereal and started licking it off the floor. i used to do the same thing when i dropped snow cones.
that ring is GORGEOUS!! hungryrunnermommy, i'm pretty sure that's the coolest mom talent!!
tuesday? what did i do today? sad it's only 5:00 and i have to think hard to remember. i for sure made some lemon poppyseed muffins because they're sitting in from of my face right now. i'm trying not to have another one. two tangents about me; 1) i can't stand to "do" my hair and 2) i feel silly when i wear jewelry. anything besides my wedding band comes off 5 minutes after i put it on. and how about one more? 3) i own a lot of jewelry. ha!
Victoria (The District Chocoholic)
flip turn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtP8xgzm6do&feature=related
Notice how they don't actually "turn" at all until they push off the wall. Flip over and push off on your back. Also, curl your upper lip over your nose to stop water from getting in. And flip fast!
Christina @ The Athletarian
Wow, that ring is STUNNING!!!
Spent my Tuesday ellipticizing, biking, pretending to teach and now it's almost time for Gleeeee!
I love Popsicles! Sugar on a stick? Yes pleeeeease!
I just did the Ogden Marathon (my first!) and I literally stalked the lady holding the box of Creamies. She wouldn't stop moving and I wasn't stopping at just one.
Love your blog, by the way!! You are just the cutest thing ever.
my little celebration
I heart popsicles. Bomb pops and fudge pops are my two faves :D.
That ring is just gorgeous that your mom made for you, what a talented lady!! :)
YOUR MOM. IS A STONE CUTTER?!?!! YOU ARE THE LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE!!!!! wish i was kidding about being this excited.
Today was a normal Tuesday. 5am run. Get kids to school. Torture myself some more at the gym. Show houses. I have never had creamies. I think I am missing out!
I love popsicles, Crystal Light ones are REALLY good. I spent my day booking my vacation in between teaching, deposit made and Craig and I are off to Costa Rica in about a month a half!!
i'm pretty sure my day was probably less productive than yours! but i got a run in so i'll take it.
that's so cool that your mom is a stone cutter! okay, random stuff about me, my very first time behind the wheel i popped a tire. the rest of my 'lesson' was spent with my dad fixing the flat.
the smell of little kids' teething rings makes me cringe. i don't know, it's something about that specific type of plastic. :P
last of all, hello otter pops!!
i made an amazingly healthy pb milkshake that you must try! you blend frozen banana (peel it before you freeze it), regular banana, milk (i use rice milk), vanilla protein powder (i use sunwarrior), peanut butter, ice, water, and xanthum gum (if you have it). i used to work in an ice cream parlor for years and this tastes just like a vanilla pb milkshake!!! pics of the beauty are on the blog :)
LOVE TTT's!! :) Let's see, I'll participate today…
1. In 2001, my high school bowling team became the NYS Champions. I was a junior.
2. I competed twice in the Miss New York pageant (for Miss USA) and was a semi-finalist both times!
3. I'm tempted to say that if I took you on in an ice cream/fro yo eating contest that I would win…
Just sayin. ;)
Tori (Fresh Fruition)
I'm totally obsessed with PB. I find an excuse to eat it with everything!
I'm also really into gardening and working in the yard since the weather has been so amazingly warm lately!
Let's see, what else..
I'm strangely obsessed with grocery shopping. I think I might like it more than clothes shopping nowadays. Is that weird? It's so fun for me to pick out yummy goodies!
The ONE time I went skiing I got made cause I couldn't stop so I just crashed and an old man flew by me laughing his head off. I told Jake that I was never going down that mtn again and I didn't. I am a big ol' baby :) I love that picture with the peanut butter!! You are a hoot!!
how do you deal with brain freeze? i love popsicles too but you'd probs kick my butt in that contest
Come to VA and we can learn the art of doing flip turns. Heck yes, you'll have such a fabulous time.
i LOVE that you watched the bachelorette on in your classroom. next time invite me…k? haha.
it really was crazy. the craziest things ever. and where do they find these utah people??? psycho crazies.
see you in the am. i probably need to go to bed like NOW. I am tired. love ya friend!
I totally get my race fee worth of food from races too! DUH! Don't want it to go to waste!
Holly @ pink runner
Spending my Tuesday watching the Biggest Loser finale! I <3 your blog!
The key to a flip turn without getting water up your nose is to do some serious blowing out through your nostrils. When you're learning the easiest thing to do is: take a deep last breathe, while doing your turn act like you are trying to blow your nose (think boogers), and then take a breath again once you finished. That's how I learned and that's how I taught the young ones. It gets better with time.
Random fact: I like the feel of head massages so much that I give them to myself all the time. Having somebody else give me head massages are one of the few reason I will get married.
Lu @ A Mix of it All
I do the same thing with PB. I love it. I don't get enough of it. TTT?
I never thought I'd do a job with so much math. Ever.
I desperately want to be a runner.
I love cheese.
Great blog, by the way.
Neon Blonde Runner
Ooh gosh I had some great popsicles the other day…Edy's Whole Fruit, PINEAPPLE flavor, yum.
It had some great little pineapple chunks in it, which really made the popsicle.
I wish I had some of those cool NEON spoons, if only we had your fro yo place in Virginia!
Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner
Popsicles are amazing! Love making my own, but I like to buy coconut ones. So good!
LOVE LOVE LOVE that you watched the Bachelorette at school on the big screen. Too funny!
Hmm..tangent about me? My family had a ranch in Hawaii when I was a teen and my job was to feed the buffalo. Those guys are GIANT and it was so scary!
aw it's also my birthday. I should have commented earlier to get a shout out! oh well haha I celebrated by going to class and eating rainbow chip icing.
I love popsicles…my nieces REALLY love popsicles. They are so good when it's hot outside, but they freeze my teeth! Very cool about your mom – that ring is beautiful. You know I love my purple, too! xoxoxo
I save the spoons from Yogurtland too!!!
I am watching The Bachelorette right now (I too forgot about it until I read your previous post!), and I can't wait to see what happens!
First things first, I love that ring. Tell your madre that your bloggers want some love, and will pay her to make a ring for them! Aka, ME! And Triple Tangent Tuesday, I love this! So here's three tangents about me:
1. I like my egg whites slightly burnt. Weird..
2. 80% of the time I pull my running clothes out of the dirty laundry
3. In high school, I ran over a dog in Driver's Ed. I wish that was a joke.
I can't believe I just admitted that to a Driver's Ed teacher.
Emily @ Sweating Sugar
Creamies…..you can always count on those at the end of any race in Utah! I have tried to like them but I just can't!!!
I went outside and enjoyed this beautiful day in Boston! Then I worked.
Yum, I love popsicles. :-)
I'm not sure why anyone would choose a Creamie when Hostess donuts are on sale at Maverik gas stations 2/$2. Come to the Hostess dark side….mmmmmmm.
I've been lurking for a while and finally – my first comment. I have to tell you that your blog always makes me laugh! you're hilarious! and i do the same thing – make up for the race money with stealing all the food at the end!!!
And im jealous u love popsicles. They always end up melting all over my hands before i can finish them and im left with a tie dye mess on my shirt and sticky hands ( My pet peeve!)
Tangent about me: I will get randomly girly, then go super tomboy, then back to girl again. I can never stick with just one. So one week, I'm painting my nails every day and straightening my hair every morning. Then the next week, I'm sitting with a makeup-less face in my yoga pants and a baggy tee (like right now, LOL)
OH boY do I love popsicles! I spent my tuesday at work. ALL DAY. I'm hoping to get out of there at a decent time today. Like 5pm.
hahaha, that's amazing that billy takes pictures of you before helping you up. He's been a blog photog in the making for a while! lol
A tangent about me: I have managed to convince a whole lot of people that I'm really strong. Not like, I can run 20 miles strong, but like, I can pick up that 50lb box and carry it no problem, strong. It's not true, I'm not sure how I got that reputation.
Your mom is so talented!!! One of my tangents: it's a joke (okay, kind of a joke… not really though) in my house that I blame everything on the Husband. Like seriously. Even if it's my fault, I find some way to turn it around against him.
Jess @ Blonde Ponytail
YOU always make me smile BIG! Love your pictures…especially the devilish one of you hiding behind the PB jar! Let's have a race to see who can polish one of those off first! :)
Tangent: My mom and dad work in jewelry sales and designs and they designed my wedding ring! Your mom is MUCHO talented. Please pass that on. A gift from her work must mean a million times more than a store!
I LOVE popsicles! The best ones are the vanilla ice cream in the middle with orange on the outside, I think they are called creamsicles. Not sure if you consider them popsicles but I LOVE them!
On another tangent, I didn't read all of the posts but I'm sure someone has given you tips on flipturns. I swam on a team for 12 years so here are a few tips. Start the turn a few feet from the wall and start doing a summersault, when you are half way through (when your feet are by the wall) push off the wall and get your body into a superman pose. Once you break the surface start swimming. To keep water from going up your nose during the turn slowly breath out your nose. After some practice I am sure you will be a pro and won't have a problem doing them, they are pretty easy.
Don't know if anyone's told you this, but the trick to doing flip turns without choking/drowning/brain cell loss is to blow bubbles out your nose. It takes a while to get the hang of, but it makes it soooo much easier to keep your sanity while swimming!
Amanda - RunToTheFinish
i love post race food, hubs finds a little box somewhere and always stocks up. it cracks me up. Oddly being in florida they don't ever have popsicles which sounds really awesome!!