I know you were all worried sick about me because I didn’t do an afternoon post yesterday but my afternoon was spent having a 3 hour nap followed by watching 3 episodes of Glee (just found out that 2nd season is on Netflix instand watch).  For each marathons my recovery has been very different.  For NYCM I wasn’t sore but I have needed as much sleep as an infant.

It is totally normal to use your marathon finisher thermal blanket as your nap blanket.  Besides that weird quirk….I only use pillows 40% of the time.  When I lived in Hawaii I didn’t bring a pillow and was too lazy to buy one and just got used to not sleeping with a pillow.

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Onto important things…….ya know my aunt that is a hardcore marathoner and triathlete?!?! She understands how important this stuff is to me and threw a surprise congrats on NY party.

I introduce you to our new bedroom art work.

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She asked her friends from New York about exactly what she should make and the right type of hotdogs to buy for dinner.

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There was definitely a second slice of pizza for me, when will they start making larger plates;)

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And for dessert, New York Style cheesecake.  Extra creamy.

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I am hoping my medal display looks like my aunt’s someday (she started racing pre-medals and so this isn’t all of her races) and she wants to do NY with me next year!

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Happy Monday.  I hope you get to have an awesome run/workout today and endorphin filled day!

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What do you do with your race medals?  Do you have them up somewhere in your house?

-Mine are hanging up right next to my treadmill.

What is your latest favorite workout song?  I am in dire need of a new playlist!

What was the highlight of your weekend?

-Definitely Sunday dinner.

Do you watch Glee?

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Favorite current work out song- what is life by George Harrison- guaranteed to motivate you and get you going!

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AHHH Thanks Christina, I can’t wait to download it!

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Janelle Monae – Without a Fight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xP9edv-RcA
Other good ones by Janelle – Violet Stars Happy Hunting, Faster, Cold War

Outkast – PJ & Rooster (Start at 20 seconds)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXfJY8Iyz5s

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Um, you rock. Thanks for the links, you entertained my morning!

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Calvin Harris- The Rain.. Such a positive song!

Highlight of my weekend.. Running 8 miles with a running group yesterday, my farthest distance with no walk breaks!!! :) i thought of you everytime i wanted to give up!! Did i mention the girls ran the marathon last week so i had to keep up with them.. Ouch! :)

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THANK YOU!!! AHHHH CONGRATS on your 8-miler yesterday, that is AWESOME!!! Way to go, this absolutely made my day!

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I keep my medals in a vintage 60s suitcase. I dont have anywhere to hang them but if I could talk my husband into getting a treadmill I would prbly hang them next to it as well.

I get a ton of FREE playlists from MissMoss blog. I seriously love it. If you go to the music section, she has tons of playlists that she makes and you can download.
http://www.missmoss.co.za/

My best day was Saturday when I didn’t really have much to do but relax!

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Thanks for the link, I really appreciate it and I am LOVING her playlists!! You are the best and I am so happy you got to relax on Saturday!

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Ok your aunt wins the award for “best aunt EVER”–> how sweet is she! Highlight of my weekend was brunch on Sunday: think day-time clubbing, a lot of booze and basically one of the funnest days in a long while. I need another weekend to cover from the weekend :)!

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She does right. Brunch is the best!! So glad that you had such a fun weekend gorgeous girl!

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What a wonderful surprise for you!!!!

We (hubby and I) have our first 2 medals framed. The others are in a clear box. I am trying to figure out what to do with them.

My favorite workout song for awhile has been Foo Fighters “Walk.” Extremely appropriate and motivating for us injured people. :) I’ve been caught more than once yelling this one (what I do isn’t singing) while running down the street.

Best part of my weekend was my 10 mile run on Saturday! It was the best because 1. Longest run since my pelvic fracture in April (and first double digit run since then), 2. It brought me up to 20 miles per week (which I haven’t done since spring either) AND 3. My husband ran the first 3.7 miles with me. He never runs with me… He says I am too fast (I’m not fast, but I am faster than he is). I am going to make him run with me every weekend.

I’ve never watched Glee!

Have a great day, Janae, and everyone!

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What a great idea to frame your medals, I LOVE that idea. Oh my goodness, that song is INCREDIBLE and thanks for reminding me about it, can’t wait to add it to my playlist. CONGRATS on your 10 miler, that is INCREDIBLE and 20 miles last week…you are the bomb.com. I love that your husband ran with you speedy girl!

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I don’t watch glee but I feel out of the loop cause everyone I know is in love with it!
Favorite workout song- we found love Rihanna/Calvin Harris. Came out a while ago but I’m still obsessed! And take care- drake Rihanna.

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You need to watch Glee!! Okay, isn’t Rihanna the best…her songs always PUSH me. Thanks for the two songs you listed, I am about to go look them up!

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OMG that is so sweet of your aunt!!! what a fantastic congratulatory gift, and I loooove the NY themed food :-D. Can reading about it be one of the highlights of my weekend? hahaha. Honestly this post makes me want to plan my spring racing season!!!!

My race medals are all hung up on my wall in my bedroom above my desk – that’s also where all my bibs are. I definitely have more bibs and stickers than medals cuz lots of my races were college track and xc…if ONLY they gave medals at the end of those lol!

And fave new workout songs…definitely “We Found Love” by Rihanna, and “Princess of China” by Coldplay/Rihanna. I have a Rihanna obsession aapparently lol

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THANKS FOR THE SONGS….anything with coldplay AND rhianna and I am sold!! I wish I kept my bibs like you…you are brilliant!

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What an awesome aunt!

I don’t have race medals yet, just my race numbers and those are all hung on a pin board.

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Good call on pinning your bibs up…that is awesome!

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OMG!! What an awesome aunt! That is the coolest excuse to throw a party.

Too bad you didn’t have those awesome rainbow cake bits and lotsa fro-yo.
P.S–you commented on my blog 11-11-11 @ 11:11 pm. Not a joke. So cool!

Miss ya.
xoxo

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Are you serious…that is borderline creepy ha! I KNOW….I was hoping she would whip those out ha. Okay……Utah time is getting closer and closer:)

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I have all of my medals in a box right now but there is this super cute running hanger from etsy that is on my christmas list! http://www.etsy.com/listing/78349244/running-medal-display-rack-be-proud?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=running&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

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And now I will be adding that to my Christmas list right this second. THANKS SARAH!

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omg thank you! Im buying one immediately for my friend. We’re running our first half this weekend on her 30th birthday!

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GOOD LUCK LEAH!! I want to hear all about your first half!

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I LOVE that! The one for the race bibs is cool, too. I put my bibs (and a few pictures, etc) in a scrapbook, but if I didn’t I would be buying that bib rack.

(Good luck Leah and friend:))

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My current workout song obesseion is Kelly Clarkson “what doesn’t kill you”. Of course, I use the phrase “workout song” liberally, since I haven’t actually worked out once since New York / discovering this song. But if I did, I would totally have listened to it ;-)

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Hey you are RECOVERING:) Yep, I will be downloading that song. THANKS!!

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Your auntie is awesome! & her medals are amazing!
You need to check out RockMyRun.com they have FREE mixes to download and they are incredible!
My medals are hanging on a shelf by my treadmill with all my bibs.
Highlight of my weekend … gym date with my Momma.
& I love love love GLEE!

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I am so jealous of your gym date with your mom….I want to run with my mom. THanks for the website. Miss you and NEED to see you soon! PS there is nothing in my water….you and I must be drinking the same water ha:)

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What a sweet thing for your aunt to do! I could go for some NY style slices right about now (yes, I just had breakfast, whoops).
I hang up my medals as well, near the treadmill. Great motivation!
Highlight of my weekend? Running my first marathon, of course! ;)

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pizza for bfast is more than okay ESPECIALLY after you rocked your first marathon!

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I still haven’t figured out what to do with my medals. I’m thinking I should just display them on my cubicle walls so I can feel bada** at work.

The best part of my weekend was sleeping for 11 hours on Saturday night. It was AMAZING!

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YES…put them up at work and post a picture….I am waiting for it. 11 hours sounds so good right now!

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Hubs and I have our own tie racks we use for our medals. They hang in our rooms. Of course he has WAY more than me..

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Steal some of his and put it on your tie rack!

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i am a huge Glee fan. Can’t get enough of it! My favorite is Santana. She’s gorgeous and has a great voice.

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SERIOUSLY…I am going to cry when I run out of episodes. Santana is INCREDIBLE!

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I keep all my medals on French memo boards, but I don’t love how crowded they are. I only hang marathon medals and not anything from a shorter distance race, but for me that’s 63 medals, so it’s hard to find a way to display them all elegantly. I hope that someday I have a big house with a home gym – I’d love to use them to line the border around the ceiling, as I’ve seen a friend do, but I live in a tiny NYC apartment and don’t want my bedroom turned into a marathon shrine! Haha :)

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um SIXTY THREE MEDALS…you are my hero. I LOVE your idea of using your medals as the border. Seriously, 63…way to go!

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I have my medals hanging in our office, right beside my degree and diploma certificates :)
I think the highlight of my weekend was birthday cake for my brother last night chocolate Oreo cake with pumpkin pie ice cream!
Love Glee!! I listened to the Glee Christmas CD all weekend!

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My medals are just as important as my degree too:) Chocolate oreo cake…I need that right now. I love the Glee soundtracks..AMAZING!

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The cake was easy (I totally cheated) Chocolate fudge cake mix – bake cake as normal, cool cut in the middle so you have two layers. Then I bought vanilla pudding made it and added Oreo cookies pieces. I spread the pudding in between the two layers and then on top of the cake instead of icing and put strawberries on top! Easy, yummy but nothing fancy ;)

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LINDSEY…thank you so much for the directions. I HAVE to make that asap…Billy will think I am so professional with a cake like that!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wmD3M-BfVo

“Best Love Song” T-Pain feat. Chris Brown

I honestly listen to this song 3-4 times in a row every run, it makes you really happy!

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And now I will be listening to that song on repeat! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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Um that party looks awesome! Cheesecake is my weakness!

I have all my medals in an empty flower vase on my bookshelf. I need to get something to hang them up with!

and my favorite workout song right now is “Countdown” by Beyonce. It came on right before the finish line in NYC and i sprinted across!

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Oh Beyonce!! What a great memory to correlate that song too:) YES…you need to show off those medals of yours!

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Oh my goodness, your Aunt rocks! What an awesome idea – and that food looks sooooo good (even at 8 AM). I hope to one day have as many medals as your Aunt, too! I actually just ordered a medal rack from Etsy and it should arrive today or tomorrow! I am super excited to display my medals on the wall for all to see and geek out over them:) I too, am in dire need of a new workout playlist so I’ll have to check back for lots of ideas! I actually lifted yesterday to the Glee Christmas CD. Love it!

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What etsy rack are you getting?!?! Glee Christmas is INCREDIBLE! Pizza at 8 am is totally normal!

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I ordered this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73991483/running-medals-display-rack-medals?ref=sr_gallery_26&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=medal+rack&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade.

There are so many awesome racks! I love the custom made ones, too, so may have to get one of those bad boys once I start racking up too many medals for this one:)

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AHHH THANK YOU!! I am loving them. I want a picture once you have your rack and medals up!

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i love that themed-party, post-marathon idea – what a great idea.
like your aunt, i started racing before they had finishers’ medals for races. so i treasure all my race tshirts!
the song that i am totally loving right now is “last night” – ian carey/snoop dogg!

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Do you still have most of your race shirts!??! That is so cool. AHHH I love snoop dog, I need to go download that song! Thanks for the idea!

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hahaha…your aunt is TOO CUTE! love it!! ahhh, the pictures of the pizza make me so sad bc I was craving pizza terribly yesterday and never got a chance to get it..now I will be thinking about it allll week until I finally get my slice action on!

I have my race medals hanging on my bureau..one of these days I would def like to get an actual hanger for them..for now, i dont even have enough to really show off..so one of these days :)

favorite workout song right now= lady gaga “marry the night”..always gets my blood pumping!

hmm…highlight of my weekend was ALSO sunday dinner with kevins family..his sister made turkey and stuffing and I was in heaven..especially since Kevin broke the saddest news ever to me this weekend: that his family is going OUT to eat on thanksgiving. my heart broke a little…we alternate spending thanksgiving with each family, and this year just happens to be the time with his family…omaiga. at least I got my homemade gobble gobble time on yesterday :)

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You are so cute! And your auntie sounds so sweet!

My medals are in my closet, near my pants, on a hook. I started hanging them inside my closet years ago and then didn’t stop. So I have moved from and to various apartments and I keep them in the closet. (My grad degree is also in my closet, lol. Except it’s in the “game” closet and not my clothes one. This makes me laugh.)

Latest fave workout song: Best Damn Thing tied with Super Bass.

Weekend highlight: all the crafting/cooking I got to do! (Downside? My right ITB is in a knot in my butt. I am crosstraining, stretching, massaging, lifting and doing more yoga and anything but running. I am about to FREAK OUT.)

I don’t watch Glee. I did in the beginning, but the lack of plot irritated me to no end.

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Your bread looks AMAZING. BOO to your ITB, that is the WORST!! Ha, you are right about glee….there is not really a strong plot. I guess I just love the singing and dancing!

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SO sweet of her :) I love cheesecake, which is strange because I really dont’ like any other desserts!!!

Oh my goodness, I want a medal rack like that one! LOOK AT ALL THOSE MEDALS?? I guess after I earn my first one, I’ll hopefully be addicted and find mine looking like yours one day??! WOOHOO! I’ll look forward to that!!!

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I will send you some cheesecake and you send me all of the desserts that you don’t really love;) You will be addicted!

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That’s so funny, I’m not a huge pillow fan either. I usually use a teeny-tiny little down pillow and fold it under my arm!

I take it with me when I travel and people always laugh at me because it has an animal cracker pillow case on it :)

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YOU ROCKED YOUR MARATHON!! CONGRATS!!!

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Wait wait wait, are you going to run NY again next year?! I am so freaking excited b/c this means I can meet you!

The highlight of my weekend was QUALIFYING for the New York marathon!!! I set a 5+ min PR at the half distance, finishing in 1:34:48 and qualifying for NY. I am soooooo thrilled!

So next year you can show me all the great pizza and fro yo places, right? I’m counting on you :)

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Awww how sweet of your aunt to throw you a party!

I have my medals hung up like that too but mine are WAY less impressive than your aunt’s collection!

Mmmm that cheesecake… gimmie!

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HEY YOU!! I tried to leave a comment on your blog about your new shoes but I think it went to spam..SAVE ME!

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Consider yourself SAVED my friend! ;)
Thanks for the comment!

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You must dl “We found love” by Rhianna. Such a great workout song!

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AHHH THANKS APRIL, you are the best!

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I keep mine in a drawer. I’m awesome like that. If I won an Oscar, I’d be the one that keeps it in a closet.

I bruised the CRAP outta my toe so it’s gonna stay elevated today, but I am LOVING DJ Khaled “all i do is win” and Queen “Fat Bottomed Girls”

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Thanks for the songs! How did you bruise your toe…BOOOO! PS I am sure you will be winning an Oscar someday!

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thank you for your confidence!

I dropped a bike rack on my foot. I am a genius.

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@April, I also love “We Found Love” by Rihanna! Such a catchy song and so fun to run to!

Also yummy looking cheesecake, you always have the best desserts!

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I know! I always save it for my last mile when I need the extra energy.

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My current favorite workout song is In The Dark by Dev…. gets me PUMPED UP :)
Great looking cheesecake! A favorite dessert of mine

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THANKS TESSA!! It was! What type of cheesecake is your favorite?

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My medals are hanging in my closet and in less than a week I’ll have a shiny new one to add to it because I’m running my first marathon on Sunday! Woop woop!

Favorite workout song of the moment – anything Florence + the Machine.

Weekend highlight – a speed workout and swim session that left me sore!

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GIRL!!! I am stoked for your first marathon..you are going to rock it! You are inspiring me to get back in the pool again!

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i havent been watching glee but i usually do. and i like it. one of my favorite episods is definitely the britney spears one.
or grilled cheesus. yum.

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Both of those episodes are amazing and it is funny because those were two of the ones we watched yesterday!

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You have such a wonderful family Janae!! Soo sweet of your Aunt to do that for you! :)

All of my medals are in a Trader Joe grocery bag. I know…I really should display them somewhere but, haven’t yet!

Favorite artists currently…I’m loving Kid Rock, Nikki Minaj .

Have a great Monday and an awesome week!! hugs! :)

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I am getting you a medal rack…it is official:) I LOVE NIKKI MINAJ!! Just three weeks until we are playing together!

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I like Glee songs for workouts. On this past weekend’s playlist their version of Proud Mary. It gets me running and dancing.

Favorite part of the weekend: riding the endophin high from a long run for the ENTIRE Saturday. I was on a roll, funny to people other than myself for once! :)

Happy Monday. Here is to hoping your school day flies by!

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Erica, you are funny to me all the time…with or without endorphins:) I am going to have to look up the Proud Mary Glee version…THANKS!! Hope your school day flies by too!

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Ive been a gleek since the beginning. I’m not ashamed. lol

I only have one medal. It’s still in my racekit bag :) lol I am planning on framing it /w my bib # just b/c it was my first race :)

I love the idea of a NYCM party! Your aunt is pretty awesome

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YES YES YES, you should totally frame it!

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What a great aunt! And what a fun party with great food!
Hope you have a great day!

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How funnn!!!!!!

Instead of making a playlist , I’ve been listening to the Katy Perry Pandora station while I run, it’s fun!

I had kind of a crummy weekend, and to top it off, yesterday our garbage disposal broke, and our washer overflowed flodding the basement. Fun. Can I get a weekend do over?

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That is so awesome that your aunt threw you a party. Love that!!!

I have all of my medals piled up in a corner. I totally need to figure out something to do with them before I just throw them all away. eeek I can’t stand clutter. It gives me anxiety just thinking about it. Have a wonderful day!!

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I have my race medals hung up in my room :-)
I had such a great weekend that it was all a highlight! I got to see friends and eat really great food!
I love that picture of you and the finishers blanket!

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How sweet is that!? Super cute..

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Wow, that’s a lotta medals! I see someone already told you about the Etsy medal thing. It’s on my Christmas list too! Right now my medals are hanging from a knob on my computer desk. Not exciting.

I love Glee!

I am currently addicted to Beyonce’s new album. I really love Countdown.

Highlight of my weekend: When I went shopping with my friend on Saturday, I found this super cute sweater tunic. Original price $70. After the sweet sale at Macy’s and my 20% off coupon I paid $15.99. WIN.

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I hope Billy is reading this so that he knows I NEED one of the Etsy medal racks! Oh…thanks for the Beyonce recommendation….I love running to her music. Wow, that is an incredible deal at Macy’s…..I get a shopping high when I find deals like that!

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Wow I want some of that party food right now. And its not only 11am haha :). Your aunts medal shelf is quite impressive!

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Your aunt rocks!!

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I want my race medal holder to look like that someday! I’ve only run one race that provided a medal, but it’s definitely a start. I just got a late start in running races, but it’s never too late to really get into it right?

I want a bite of that pizza. It’s the number one reason I want to go to NY, for their pizzas!

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Wow, that’s so amazing about the surprise party! I love how everything was NY themed. :) Congratulations on such a great finish!

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LOVE Glee. and the fact that we both go pillowless for the majority of our sleepytime.

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WHAT a cute aunt!! I LOVE that idea that she threw you a party. SO awesome :)

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She has a very impressive race wall! And that was so nice of her to throw that party for you! I actually got my first medal this weekend at my 10 mile race!

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Oh, I need a medal display like that. Mine are kind of scattered about. Sad.

I like Rihanna’s new song…”We Found Love”.

That is super sweet that ur aunt had a NY post party for you!

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My husband made a big board for me out in the garge with all my race numbers and medals. It’s amazing.
Highlight of my weekend was stumbling on a new cupcake shop. Score!

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My favorite workout song? Fat Bottom Girls….it makes me laugh when it comes up on my Ipod…i’m pretty sure people around me think I’m crazy.

As far as Glee goes…i totally watch it. It’s my guilty pleasure. I’m glee-tarded.

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How fun to have a marathon party!

My medals are piled next to my husband’s Grammy ;)

My favorite workout music as of late is anything by Mickey Avalon or Lmfao.

And no glee for me. I already have too much junk to watch. Maybe I’ll netflix it next summer

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what an awesome surprise!!!!! Right now I only have a few medals just hanging randomly in my room but eventually I hope to get something nicer to display them and my bibs!
i hate to admit it but my newly added workout songs are all by LMFAO. Normally, I would hate their type of music but gosh its catchy!!!
~Jenn

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How cool is that, that she threw you a party! So sweet.

Oh and ive never seen Glee!

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I only have 2 medals, but I love them! And Billy has one, so they all hang together in our office. And now I’m craving pizza!

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Ahhh not to sound weird but did you rearrange your tabs on your site?
* Not a Glee fan but I <3 Vampire Diaries
* I have a binder with my bibs
* Any Britney Spears song makes me fun faster! HAA

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funny- I don’t sleep with a pillow either! Go us.

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Firstly, I haven’t congratulated you yet on your recent strong marathon finish – nice work fast one!! And further congrats on taking care of your body, treating yourself well instead of going all crazy out there on the course ;).

Your aunt is so sweet to throw you a celebration party, New York style!

I have a few current favorites…”My Body” by Young the Giant, “Good Life” by One Republic, and the ever-cheesy “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5.

Weekend highlight? Knocking things off my “to-do” list. Got the home office and the garage cleaned and organized, boo yah! Also, a super fun team swim.

I LOVE Glee. We started watching it on DVD last season, and watched it exclusively while riding our bike trainers…it is awesome to have a corny storyline and music every 5 minutes to motivate me! We subjected all of our training partners to Glee when they trained in our house too. I am sure they secretly loved it :)

Happy week!

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Try listening to DJ 3Lau. If you Like him on facebook, you can download his entire album for free! Amazing mashups!! But the new David Guetta CD is also wonderful!

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Wow your aunt is amazing… and to think that she has actually completed more races than what is hanging on her wall!

My weekend highlight was the Thanksgiving dinner our small group (from church) had on Saturday night. Think total Thanksgiving feast just early! It was super fun and delicious too. :)

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Oh my goodness- how cool is this?! Your aunt is AWESOME!! I love that she wanted to make it as authentic as possible.
That will be SO cool when you both run the NYC marathon together next year- so nice to have someone to run with :)

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ok so ive always been curious what the point of the metal looking blanket is for after a race?

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I think it is to keep you warm!

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