24 Mile Ride and Recovery Food

I know, I am a thug.  I am not ashamed.

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Chocolate milk with glutamine (muscle repair, on GEAR page).  

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I would like to personally thank the scientist that discovered chocolate milk to be the perfect recovery drink.  Thank you, I will forever be in debt to you.

And to continue our night of perfect carb to protein ratio’s we picked up five buck pizza to eat with my sis and her fam.

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I promise my niece really is happy, I mean who wouldn’t be happy eating a piece of pizza that resembles cardboard and only costs $5 for a large.

I thought it was quite delicious though!

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Dessert was courtesy of my Mom’s pantry……..how have I gone so long without these in my life?

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What is your favorite song to work out to right now?  I am trying to put together a sweet spin playlist and I need your help!

Favorite pizza topping?

-I was a good wife last night and let Billy get his pepperoni but I love veggie pizza with JALEPENOS (10 per bite please).

Are you a cookie or a cake person?

-I would much rather have a gooey homemade cookie over a piece of cake (unless the cake has 4 inches of frosting)

What is your favorite type of exercise to do with your significant other/family?

-Running of course but biking comes in a close second because we are able to talk a lot more while biking!

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My current favorite song is Otis by Jay Z & Kanyee – it’s awesome. I love mushrooms so they are for sure my most favorite pizza topping! I just say NO to cake – I hate it…

xoxo from Trinidad

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Ahh, I haven’t had those E.L.Fudge original cookies in SO long. I need to buy some ASAP!

My favorite pizza topping is jalapenos & like you, I’d rather have a cookie over a piece of cake, unless the cake has amazing frosting. Love frosting!!

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My favorite song to run to right now is Make You Feel My Love by Adele (live version). I’ve been into more soulfull (yeah, my word) female singers like Adele, Ingrid Michelson and Sara Bareilles. Pizza? White with ricotta and broccoli. No cookies and cakes for me (no sweets/ dessert stuff). The only thing I do with my wife right now is walking (we run at very different paces and have only run together a couple times.).

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Pitbull – Give me everything
Taio Cruz – Break your heart
P!nk – Raise your glass
Iyaz – Replay
Jessie J – Price tag
Bon Jovi – We weren’t born to follow (this gets me running faaaast, it’s impossible to go slow!)

Not the newest songs but they get me in awesome mood while working out and gives me extra endorphins :)

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Party Rock Anthem!
I like to keep it simple with spinach and tomatoes and lots of cheese!
COOKIE, 100% I am (sadly) not a cake fan.
Running of course :)

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I love onions on my pizza! I am a cake and cookie person….mostly cake ;)

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Fantastic workout song: Janelle Monae – Come Alive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxvEn9wNkBQ

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AHHH THANK YOU SO SO MUCH EMILY, I LOVE IT!

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Haha…funny you should mention spin play lists! Not sure if you have ever used this song but “Sweat” remix by Snoop Dog. I must live under a rock since I hadn’t heard it until this morning in the spin class I took! It has a great beat.

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I love listening to 80’s music when I workout. It’s just so peppy! I use Pandora and then I always get a different mix.

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lincoln park crawling– good sprint song
remember the name (clean)- fort minor- like it for climbs
hit tha lights- jay sean
i wanna go- b spears- another good spring song
take a minute- knaan
mountain main- crash kings

ps girl can i just tell you that you are looking like AMAZING lately! maybe its all this cross training and lifting and your supa tan! but girl keep it up! you are honestly glowing <33!

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You have the prettiest smile :) & I agree with the comment above me- you are seriously glowing- you look awesome!!!
My favorite pizza topping is mushrooms- tons & tons of them!!
My favorite sport is to run with my hubby :) It gives us time to talk & just enjoy each other’s company.
I love that Billy gives you chocolate on your spoon- he earns extra husband points :D

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I will always and forever be the biggest cookie monster alive.

AND I cannot live without chocolate milk. I buy them two at a time because I go through them so fast.

oopsies…

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My favorite exercise to do with my husband…. I could take this in a different direction… but I’ll stick with playing chase with the kids. :)

My favorite pizza topping is basil, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes!

I love chocolate milk post workout too, yum!!! You and Billy are too cute!

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I’d take cookies over cake any day.

Your bike ride looks so fun! I think Mike would strangle me if we were a one car family because I would just talk his ear off :). I like you guys.

I usually go with cheese for my pizza, but there’s a place here that does a white pizza with fresh tomato, mozz. and pesto. It’s AMAZING.

Favorite song to work out to: Party Rock :)

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I’d rather a cookie than cake!

SO grateful for chocolate milk discovery too!! :)

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Pitbull – Shake Senora
Little Bad Girl – David Guetta
Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes

I like cheese pizzas the best. 4 or 5 different cheeses, yummm!! And tomatoes!

Definitely cookies. Yum I like them undercooked right out of the oven.

My fav workout to do with my bf is yoga! He enjoys it so it makes me really happy :)

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Fave Pizza Topping: Pineapple and Ham (love sweet and savory)

Cookie or cake? Um, COOKIE CAKE – it’s the perfect compromise ;-)

New song: I’m on the country tack these days…do your spinners enjoy country? Country Girl, by Luke Bryan

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“I would much rather have a gooey homemade cookie over a piece of cake (unless the cake has 4 inches of frosting).”
I totally agree on the necessity of excessive amounts of frosting on cake.

My husband and I love to take hikes and bike rides!

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Absolute favorite song to work out to right now? Walk-Foo Fighters. it really gets me going with the buildup at the end…I tend to go into all out sprints during runs :D

Favorite pizza topping…ummm, do i have to choose?! I adore having pineapple on my pizza.. (preferably with ham, hello, hawaiian pizza!!) yum!

I would dare to say i am more of a cookie person myself! Now that thats been said, i think i will need to make a batch of my favorite pb/nutella cookies bc its been forever since i’ve made em!

I seriously wish I could get my significant other out there to be active…I wouldnt say running bc i’m definitely more of a lone runner..its my me time. If i could choose anything, it would be bike riding…in fact, yesterday I told kevin next summer we need to invest in bikes so we can go riding together..if I cant get him into a spinning class, at least he’d be down for a bike ride!

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I looove cookies, and don’t really even like cake….
Favorite pizza topping: roasted veggies, especially tomatoes, and lots of cheese!

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That’s so awesome that you have CANYONS near your house where you can bike ride!! I think I’d probably die trying to come back up some of those hills.

Best pizza topping is MUSHROOMS.

I am with you on the cookie vs. cake thing, down to a T!!! that is why I like cookies with frosting, please.

And my favorite workout song right now is Cobra Starship’s “#1Night (One Night” I can’t help but start sprinting when that one comes on! We the King’s has a super cute upbeat song called “Say You Like Me” which I’m also loving. <3

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Hmm- I think during last nights spin class Muse- Uprising and Lady Gaga- Edge of Glory got me going the best.

I love fresh tomato, mushroom and bacon on my pizza. Yes, I said bacon. I also love a good pesto pizza, but I can’t find them anymore!

I am a cookie person all the way, but LOVE frosting. I would lick the frosting off of all cake if I wouldn’t be shunned for it ;). A big cookie with frosting- yum.

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I love veggie pizza TOO!! I like olives (sorry, I know you hate them). I prefer green over black though! Jalepenos are a close second for me!!

I totally prefer cookies unless it’s ice cream cake! Specifically mocha almond fudge :)

I love running with the Dean Machine but we have been doing a lot of weights/circuit training together and I love it!! We push each other so it works really well :D

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I hate running with other people (I know I’m in the minority here) but since getting my bike recently, it’s been super fun to ride with my husband. Finally, something we can do together exercise wise!

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Seriously, riding with someone else is the best….especially the husbands:)

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I totally agree about having a cookie over cake! I love cookies. Cake is just ok.

I take spin with my boyfriend sometimes!

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I have the same glasses! I haven’t tried chocolate milk as a recovery drink, but as much I love chocolate milk, I will be soon!

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Favorite pizza topping? Spinach, tomato, and basil! Every once in awhile, I’ll get a craving for a 3 meat pizza…pepperoni, sausage, and bacon. YUM.

Cookie or cake? DEFINITELY cookie! Like you said, if it has a few inches of frosting, I’ll eat the cake, well actually pretty much just the frosting. :)

What is your favorite type of exercise to do with your significant other/family?
Hiking! I want to get into cycling with my husband though. We’ll see!

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Okay your pizza sounds amazing and good to know that you choose cookie too!! AHH I hope your husband gets into cycling with you! PS I tried to leave a comment on your blog but I think it went to spam:(

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Ahem!!
“I would like to personally thank the scientist that discovered chocolate milk to be the perfect recovery drink. Thank you, I will forever be in debt to you.”

ME TOO!!! It’s my favorite thing. I try not to drink like 500 calories worth of chocolate milk but some days (like today), I really want to.

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I’m definitely a cookie person (although you won’t find me turning down a piece of cake if it’s close to me). Know what has changed my life lately? Mint cream oreos dipped in milk.

Forget endorphins. I run for a full sleeve of oreos.

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BAHAHAH I need to try the mint cream oreos in milk…that sounds incredible!

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Cake 100%! So delicious!

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Favorite pizza topping? Hmm… probably hot sauce + melted blue cheese.. Mmmm hot, melty mold.

I am OBSESSED with cupcakes (preferably filled) but I think cookies right out of the oven when they are gooey, warm, half raw… Yeap, I’m salivating.

I started talking to a guy this summer who runs for UT. I wish I didn’t get surgery because I would have loved to try running with someone. I’ve always run by myself and I’m a little embarrassed of my pace, but I just really wished I could have been like, “hey, let’s go for a run”. Oh wellllll.

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My hubs and I use to have one car, and even though I spent hours a day taxiing, I loved that time together.

I LOVE barbecue chicken pizza!

Cake!

The hubs and I don’t actually exercise together, I wish we did!

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right now favorite song is Lighters by eminem and bruno mars.
cookies by far…not a fan of cake
pizza…plain jane.
favorite excercise is bike to do with my scotty!

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Oh I love me some El Fudge cookies! So delicious, especially if you dunk them in milk. Yummo! What a fun day!

We need some girl time asap! Yogurtland tomorrow at 4:30? Please say you can come!!

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$5 pizzas are a great purchase! I love those cookies!!

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Songs I’m loving right now are:
Little Bad Girl- Taio Cruz and David Guetta
She Will- Lil Wayne and Drake (kind of slow but I still enjoy it)
Firework- Katy Perry
Ready to Go- Panic! At the Disco
Give me Everything- Pit Bull

That bike ride sounds like SO much FUNNN!!!
I usually don’t workout with the family, and I don’t have a significant other. BUT, if I did I’d have to say hiking would be my favorite (last summer my family went up north and did a 4 hour hike and it was amazing. so beautiful and fun!)

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AHHH THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR THE SONGS BRITTANY!!! Hiking is the best!

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Party rock anthem is my favorite pump me up song right now!

Favorite pizza topping is pineapple. MMMMMMmmmmMmmmm.

I would prefer black forrest cake over a cookie anyday.

My favorite type of exercise with family or my hubby is going on a walk. I always find I have the best talks with people when we go for walks… it’s a good time to open up :)

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Let’s just be honest… I am a cookie AND a cake person!

We are a one family car as well! I like to tell people it’s because we are so “green” lol.

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Fave workout tunes definitely come from Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna.

Favorite pizza topping has to be mushrooms and onions. So delicious!

Cookie or cake? Cookies all the way. Unless it’s a cake made with cookies? And then topped with frosting? That can’t be bad.

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I love a variety of spin songs so I can match my pace to the beat depending if I am on flat road or climbing a hill. Some of my fav slow pace songs:

Jurassic 5-Work it Out
Len-Steal My Sunshine
Free Energy- Bang Pop

Fast Pace songs:
La Roux-Bulletproof
Estelle-American Boy

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AHHH Thank you so so much Kate, I am especially in need of slow pace spin songs, THANK YOU!

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What is your favorite song to work out to right now? I totally like the new remix of “Moves Like Jaggar” by Maroon 5 – it’s been stuck in my head on repeat!! Also, if I really want to get pumped up I like remixes – there are a bunch of New Katy Perry ones such as “E.T. (Benny Benassi Radio Edit)”, and a fun girly one for classes are Avril Lavigne “Best Damn Thing”.

Favorite pizza topping?
Cheese………. favorite combo from this cute little mother/daughter owned restaurant here in TX is a Brie/Gouda mushroom + artichoke hearts pizza!!

Are you a cookie or a cake person?
Cake but NOT frosting… Just because I don’t like crunchy cookies, I like really moist cake and I don’t like typical frostings.. I like cream cheese or fruity frosting or peanut butter frosting!

What is your favorite type of exercise to do with your significant other/family?
My family doesn’t run — I drag my bf out to run sometimes! His favorite is bike riding. I would say for family I like to challenge them on Wii or Play Station Move haha — the gladiator one is a total workout!

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I am envious of your lovely landscape. California is sweet but it must be nice to be back home when your home has places like that. LOVE your ganster-esq photo.

right now I’ve been favouring muse o be honest. for whatever reason some of their songs really get me going.

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Anything Lady Gaga – <3 her
Feta, Spinach, Mushroom, Onion Pizza is amazing!
Cookie MONSTER!
The BF and I love playing sports outside to mix up the exercise routine

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Right now I’m obsessed with Adele- Rolling in the Deep. It’s been on repeat for a while now. Other than that, Katy Perry is awesome for workouts!!

I’m pretty boring when it comes to pizza toppings- pepperoni! Not a big pizza eater down here in Louisiana! Too many other yummy alternatives!

Cookies/Cake…um do I have to choose????
but my ultimate favorite treat is warm brownies with a scoop of ice-cream, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream….YUM!!!!

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I am really enjoying running to “Black and Yellow” even though I don’t really like the song…the beat somehow makes me move!

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SO cute how Billy puts chocolate on your spoon because he knows how much you love chocolate! Super sweet… that’s love ;)

24 mile bike ride covering all those hills! You rock girl! I have never heard of chocolate milk as a recovery drink… thanks for sharing that! It may be a new love of mine haha When I used to take the bus home from work through Boston there was one guy who always got on with a half gallon of chocolate milk. He would just chug the whole thing down. He was in shape… maybe had just been working out?? hahah That always baffled me

I listen to Lady Gaga when I run … and I love You Hypnotize Me by Katie Perry… those are pretty standard work-out songs though I think…

That $5 pizza actually looks super delicious! Nice and oily too! :) I don’t eat pork but when all beef pepperoni is offered that is my number one pick after mushrooms, black olives, peppers and onions.

Definitely a cake person… specifically carrot cake… mostly for the cream cheese frosting!

I am training for a half marathon with my Sister and my boyfriend and I also run together… I love to share my love of running with my family and friends <3

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EL Fudge = AMAZINGGGG!!!!!!!! i really need to get a bike. I am getting so jealous reading about all your awesome bike rides!

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CAKE!! But only for the frosting :D. I also love to cycle. Its just a shame I live in a city without a car so there aren’t very many places to go!

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Favorite song right now .. Moves like jagger by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguillera

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Do any of your students read your blog? If you were my teacher I would be SO stoked!!!

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lol when I first read your answer to that cake vs cookie question I read it as ” cookie OVER cake” (read: on top of) and I thought to myself, only Janae would manage to think in a way that would allow her to have both at once!

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BAHAHA I love you…..that is BRILLIANT!! I will be forcing billy to make that with me today:)

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I wnated to spend a minute to thank you for this.

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I love the PILES OF JALAPENOS too. And piles of frosting! You’re my girl!!! Great ride. Hey, and being a one-car fam IS the best!!!

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Hey can we hang out in real life and eat frosting and jalepenos (separately of course)?

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Cake or cookie…cookie cake! Seriously, it’s fantastic.

And I used to bike and play tennis with my dad but my family isn’t active, which kind of sucks.

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I NEED TO TRY A COOKIE CAKE….I am drooling right now!

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DO IT. Chewy chocolate chip cookie covered in frosting is one of the best things in life.

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Otis by JayZ and Kanye
Rain over Me by Marc Anthony and Pit Bull
Party rock Anthem by LMFAO

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booty wurk by t-pain. You’ll love it. all your playlists I’ve seen resemble mine, so I’m guessing you’ll like it. Also moves like jagger by maroon 5, superbass by nicki minaj, and party anthem by LMFAO

Enjoy!

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Have you heard Obsession by Sky Ferreira? It’s one of my favorite songs to work out to because it gets me super pumped and makes me do everything harder and faster.

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THANKS DANICA….I am going to look it up right this second…I can’t WAIT WAHOO!!

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I loveeee pepperoni pizza…but mushroom is one of my favorites too. How about cake AND cookies?! As long as they’re in batter form.

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You may be thug, but you’re also a ROCKSTAR!! Way to go on the 24 miles!! And the pizza looks goooood – esp. pepperoni! :)

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The Cave by Mumford and Sons. The line “…and I’ll find strength in pain” gets me every time.

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I like listening to some of the songs from the Glee Soundtrack.

I love mushrooms on my pizza. I’ve never tried jalepenos on my pizza but I’m thinking I need to asap!

Cake or cookie, that is a tough one. I would rather have a cake, german chocolate, or maybe my favorite dessert of all time german chocolate bread pudding with icecream.

We go for walks together, but we seldom work out together. He works out during his lunch break and I get mine in while my youngest is napping or in the mornings.

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Hi Janae-

I’m thinking of getting a bike for road biking but dont’ want to spend too much money. Do you have any tips???

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cookie cake, I mean who could pass up a GIANT cookie with frosting :D break me off a piece of that!

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I just updated my running playlist, so I have plenty for this!
“New” by No Doubt
“Cosmic Love” by Florence + the Machine
“Do Wah Doo” by Kate Nash
“Lift Me Up” by Live
“Summer in the City” by Lovin’ Spoonful
“Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts” by Brandon Flowers
“No One Knows” by Queens of the Stone Age

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I love Party Rock by LMFAO and check out Bobblehead by Christina Aguilera, super fun song! It’s off her Bionic CD.
OH and Black Eye Peas has some major jams too!

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I am enjoying some Lady Gaga right now. But the song that really gets me, especially if I am trail running, Dirt Road Athem by Jason Aldean. Hey,I live in the South!! I just discovered chocolate milk as a recovery drink at my last race. LOVE IT!! Who would have thought chocolate could help our bodies recover?

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Four score and seven mnitues ago, I read a sweet article. Lol thanks

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I am totally a cookie girl all the way. Homemade and fresh out of the oven, please!

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I’m with you on the jalapenos, they make everything better!

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I LOVE being a one-car family, too! My favorite part of the day is when Billy picks me up from work. Sometimes I stress him out on the way to work, though! hahhaha. I think I might actually prefer cookies to cake. Difficult to say…And now I’m craving pizza and cookies and it’s my bedtime!

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have you every tried pepperoni and jalapenos? it’s a pretty awesome combo that may just heal your (already amazing) marriage and solve all of your problems…

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It’s okay girl…we healthy-biking-running-ice cream-eating thugs have to stick together lol. My favorite pizza (next to a homemade margerita)? A big ‘ol slice of cookie pie of course! Best of both worlds :)

Love your blog hun! Keep doing your thang!

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Random- is your sister not married? Ive noticed you never mention or post pictures of him. Just her and her kids.

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Cake > cookies… But it also depends on the day ;) Carrot cake, strawberry short cake, chocolate lava cake-= mmm! Oatmeal raisin cookies, gingerbread= mmm!

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Yeah 3x by Chris Brown got me through the last mile of my last half marathon and is still a favorite workout song. That and La Copa de la Vida (Cup of Life) by Ricky Martin. 

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One song that I really enjoyed while doing spin is “Jump,” by Madonna. It’s great for jump intervals.

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