My top 3 list and my next 2 races.

I didn’t take one picture yesterday.  That is probably the first time since the very beginning of my blog that that has happened.  Weird.  Hopefully Brooke isn’t mad at me in the future for not documenting every second of her life on June 23rd, 2013.  

Two races are officially on the agenda and I couldn’t be more thrilled (remind me that I was once excited to race a 10k when I am wanting to pass out during mile 5).

My first 10k ever.  I will be guaranteed a pr if I finish:)  I am stoked for THIS 10k because Santa Cruz is gorgeous and it is on the 4th of July so I guarantee it will be awesome.  

You can get a $5 discount by entering in the promo code: hrgirl5 at checkout.  

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And in August I will be running Summer Breeze 1/2 Marathon!!!   I have done a Brazen race before and they put on the BEST races!  Added bonus: you run along the water for the majority of the race.  This race is selling out FAST so hurry and sign up now if you are interested.  

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Another amazing thing they have going on is called REMOTE RACING  and it is a program they are just getting started for all of their races.  It’s great for people who can’t get out to races but want to set a goal and reach it, get the shirt and medal, etc. and run in spirit with their buddies — they have remote runners all over the country and even in other countries and places like army bases in Afghanistan!

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I thought it would be fun to list my top 3 favorite things of random categories.  Let’s get started. 

All-time Favorite Running Shoes:

1.  Brooks PureFlow 2s

2.  Brooks PureFlows

3.  Saucony Kinvara 4s

Favorite running songs:

1.  Can’t Hold Us- Ryan Macklemore & Lewis

2.  All I ever Wanted- Base Hunters

3.  300 Violin Orchestra- Jorge Quintero

Favorite singers/bands to listen to when I’m not running:

1.  Regina Spektor

2.  Sarah McLachlan (don’t make fun of me)

3.  Death Cab for Cutie

Top 3 favorite races:

1.  New York City Marathon

2.  Top of Utah Marathon (my marathon pr)

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3.  San Jose RNR 1/2 Marathon and Coyote Hills tie on this one:)

3 FAVORITE desserts:

1.  Brownie sundae with hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, and some sort of chocolatey candy crumbs for garnish.

2.  Chocolate and or banana cream pie.  Actually, I change this one to donuts.  Apple Fritters.

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3.  The A to Z cookie I had in Arizona and some ice cream with it.    

3 FAVORITE foods:

1.  My mom’s lasagna.  (I could eat this every day of my life)

2.  Any and all seafood (minus catfish)

3.  Pizza.  BBQ chicken with bacon pizza to be exact.  

Favorite store to buy clothes:

1.  J CREW

2.  Gap

3.  Nordstrom (BP, I can’t afford the other stuff:)

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Favorite TV Shows:

1.  House

2.   Biggest Loser and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

3.   Scrubs

Top 3 Favorite Running Mantras:

1.  Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.

2.  I CAN and I WILL.

3.  Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going.  -Jillian Michaels

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What is the next race on your agenda?  Anyone racing on the 4th of July?

Fill in one (or a few, or all) of the top 3 lists with your answers!!!

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Clothes stores: J. Crew, Old Navy, The Limited / Express.

Favorite shopping all around? The grocery store… : )

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I am considering a fourth of July 5k but after being sidelined with some shin troubles I think I might be pushing it…
Favorite Running Songs:
Sweet Nothing- Calvin Harris/Florence Welch
Treasure- Bruno Mars
Hey Ya- Outkast

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Next scheduled race: My first half marathon on March 30, 2014! (Keeping an eye open for other races before then :o)

Favorite food:

1. Sushi
2. Lasagna
3. Pfannengrütze mit Pellkartoffeln (no clue what this is in English, ha!)

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Next up is the Cherry Days 5k on the Fourth of July. I’ve only run 2 races before (5k and marathon) so this will be a new experience with the hub and baby girl in the stroller. (Well the girl in the stroller, not the hub..)

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I absolutely love your running mantras….Jillian’s motto is priceless!
Top 3 favorite TV shows:
Bachelorette/Bachelor
The Biggest Loser
Grey’s Anatomy

Maybe you can check in later with a pic of Brooke, so we don’t go into withdrawls!! ;)

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Favorite stores:

GAP
Target
Williams Sonoma

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Lol @ the last mantra – priceless.

Favorite desserts: ice cream cake, Black Forest cake, dark chocolate
Favorite food: cereal, anything Mexican, mac n’ cheese
Favorite bands (lately): USS, One Republic, Imagine Dragons

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I haven’t signed up for any races for the rest of the year until I figure out if my IT band is going to be normal and heal or not. Hopefully, I’ll get a fall marathon in, though.

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Next Race is a 5M LGBT Race next weekend. After that the RnR Philly Half in September and finally the NYCM in November!

Favorite Stores for me are: Zara, JCrew/Madewell (you should check this store out–they are a sister company of Jcrew and also offer the student/teacher discount), and Club Monaco.

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I have been wearing Kinvara 4s since about a month or two ago. I love love them!

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We officially have the same favorite running song, stores, dessert, and food (well, my moms). Nordstrom and jcrew are pretty much the only two places I shop. I didn’t take a single picture yesterday either. It was weird.

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I also love the pure flows! My favorite foods are: buffalo chicken tenders, seared tuna, and peanut butter! My favorite desserts are anything that’s undercooked with 4x the average amount of frosting :-)

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I love these lists!! And we have the Sams favorite desserts :)

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You’re going to rock that 10K! And love the idea of virtual racing, especially for members of the armed services abroad!

Favorite desserts? I don’t know if I can narrow it down to three, but I’ll try!

1) Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake – Layer of vanilla ice cream, crunchy chocolate cookie pieces, fudge layer, and layer of chocolate ice cream. AWESOME!

2) Really good creme brulee

3) Chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven, still gooey in the center.

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I love Sarah McLachlan!!
Favorite races:
1. New York City marathon
2. Austin Marathon
3. Marine corp mud run

Favorite desserts:
1. Tiramisu
2. Strawberry cheesecake
2. Red velvet cake

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I have to agree with you on Brazen! I don’t live in CA but did one of their races when visiting my sister a couple of Thanksgivings ago, and it was so great. Beautiful location and coolest medal ever. Lucky you for being in CA!

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I know their isn’t any pictures but this is one of your best posts!!!(I had to press the heart twice) I am going to download your top fav running songs (I’m in desperate need of new ones.
Next races- Calgary Stampede 10km and Invemere Loop the Lake half marathon (in Canada)
Fav food- Sushi, all seafood except oysters, mom’s carrot cake.

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No races right now since I’m dealing with IT band stuff

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I am racing my second half in September! I am so stoked!
And I am also running a 5K on July 7th and hoping to PR!

One from each category-
* Running shoes – Nike
* Running song – Into You by Paramore
* Singer – Beyonce
* Race – My first half
* Desserts – Brookie and my mom’s chocolate pie
* Food – Pizza
*Store – Don’t have one
*TV Show – FRIENDS
*Running Mantra – “Someone busier than you is running right now.”

Have a super Monday!

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My next race is the Rock n’ Roll half in July in Chicago. Though I just raced yesterday and I already want to do another one. I think I’ll find one to do for the 4th!

My top 3 running items:

Vibrams
Garmin Forerunner Watch
Foam Roller

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That quote from Jillian Michaels made me smile. She’s got some good ones…another one I like from her is “Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable!”

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I have the Color Me Rad 5km next weekend AND a 5km Chocolate run the next day, might be my last two races until after baby :)

My favorite races:
1- Disneyland Half Marathon
2- Woody’s RV Marathon (the one in my hometown)
3- Victoria Marathon

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My next race isn’t until September and it’s a 5k. I’m just ready to race… I’m not running on the 4th (as of right now), but that could change. We’ll see.

Top Fave Singer when not running:
1. Matt Nathanson
2. One Direction (don’t judge)
3. Matt Nathanson ( i just love him so much).

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I am not running any races on the 4th, but I am training for a full in October, The Columbus Marathon!
Top 3 Shoes
1. Wave Riders
2. Pure Flows 2
3. Adidas Bostons

Favorite Food
1. Anything seafood (especially crab!)
2. Rice cakes with peanut butter
3. Apples

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My next race is going to be the Long Beach half marathon–I’m SO stoked to run on the beach!

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Running a race by the water sounds amazing. I’m thinking of running the Niagara Falls 10K in October.

Favorite foods: french fries, spaghetti and cheese, potatoes. Potatoes might actually come second. Oh, but I guess french fries are potatoes, too, aren’t they? :)

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my next race is Thursday! top favorite clothing stores are h&m, Zara and Anthro. top 3 running shoes are Brooks Adrenaline Saucony Kinvara 2 and Nike Free :)

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My fav sings to listen to right now while running are I choose you by timeflies, beautiful by Mariah Carey, and next to you by Chris brown:)

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Oooh, remote racing sounds neat. I’ll have to check that out, thanks! No races signed up for yet, though I may do my first half this fall. And there was the electric run 5k this Friday night that I was debating with a friend… but seeing as how we haven’t signed up for it yet, I’m thinking it’s probably not gonna happen. :p

Favorite TV shows:
Big Bang Theory
Friends
Grey’s Anatomy

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that race looks awesome!

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Love me some JCrew!! There is an outlet opening 20 minutes away from me in August and I am pumped! Agree with you on Nordstrom, love but unaffordable.

Good luck on your upcoming races!

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Do you have a Nordstrom Rack by you? Nordie’s is too $$ for me, too, but I love the Rack for great Nordstrom deals – off-season, clearance items, and the BEST shoe deals from Nordstrom ever.

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I don’t have a race on the 4th but I will be running for the first time ever in NYC that day. I’m visiting my sister who lives there. I am so stinking excited! This is the sister that got me into running. We have never gone on a run together.

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3 Favorite desserts (not in order, just top 3)
1. Ice cream
2. Tiramisu
3. Cheesecake

My next race (a half) is in August but I am hunting around for a 5 or 10k to do sooner!

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Favorite 3 Races:

The Boston Marathon (marathon PR, ran it with my husband and my two sisters)

The Finger Lakes Fifties (my first 50K, ran it with one sister and my husband)

The TARC 50 and 100 Mile Endurance Race (50-miler PR, and second-place finish!)

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So exciting! I’m about to sign up for my first 10k, too! It’s over Labor Day though. Husband and I will be running it together. :)

FUNNY how we skip the 10k and go straight to half marathons and full marathons..! We have a half marathon in October and a 10k over Labor Day seems like a good idea, training wise.

Love the top 3 favorites! Such a good idea :)

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I love Brazen races-they really do a good job….4th of July ? Maybe

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Favorite shoes: Asics Kayano 18.
Fav food: pizza. Fav dessert: anything chocolatey and gooey.
Fav store: Loft
Fav TV: any kind of sports, especially hockey

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You better change your apple fritter answer back to banana cream pie when you remember/think of MY banana cream pie ;) I made and ate BBQ chicken pizza with bacon on it last night for dinner. Good choice!

I have been re watching scrubs while on my treadmill lately. I love that show.

I am doing a 10k on the 4th. I have done this one several times now though and I.know I won’t be setting an PR’s…but it will be fun. I think Anna will be doing the kids race :) And speaking of PR’s..I will mark on my calendar that August 3rd is the day Janae gets 1:2x:xx in the half marathon. You GOT this!!!

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You are the sweetest!!!! Girl…. I actually still dream about that pie. Seriously that was the best pie I. Have. Ever. Eaten.

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The last race I did was last November, I know I’m due to do another one, I’m think a Half Marathon, but it won’t be anytime soon lol probably like next March (for St. Patty’s Day – so I can dress up!)
I have to say my favorite race is the one from last November, me and the bf accidently ran the 5k and the 10k. Kept an 8 minute pace :)

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I’m running NYC this year. I will have to go back and read your post.
Shoes: Brooks for running Camper/Toms in life
Food: Pizza/Pasta
Dessert: My sister’s apple pie and Cannoli’s from Mikes Pastry in Boston.
Stores: All your favs plus Madewell
Mantra: Left, Right, Repeat.

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That remote racing is a super cool idea!!!! I think I need to come run those races with you! I am having the hardest tome finding a few or at least 1 race in my area before my full in Oct!

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I’m not running on 4th July, but I AM running on 3rd August! I’m doing a Total Warrior course – 10k obstacle course thing with mud, tunnels, electricity…. I signed up because I like the name and want to be a total warrior.

And then I saw the course, and thought I might prefer to be a total wimp instead ;) Nah – I’m looking forward to it! Will be fun :)

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Running the Peachtree on July 4th- Largest 10k in the country (world?).

Running mantras:
“Your legs will keep going”
“For every uphill there’s a down hill” (not always true!)
“Run your own race”

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“For every uphill there’s a down hill” Most of my races are in Central Park and that’s all I keep repeating to myself since it’s all rolling hills ;)It works!

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Sorry to be off topic, but I have a question for you and your runner readers, Janae… from something that happened on my run this morning. I’m just building my mileage back after having a baby and struggling to pace my runs. We have a heat wave going on the east coast, and I was trying to bust out a high mileage run early this morning before it was really roasting. It was one of those choppy runs… slow-going in the heat, then I needed a pit stop, then I had a hair tie malfunction… just frustratingly stop and go. Finally I was in my groove and really setting a good pace, and someone pulled up alongside me to ask for directions.

What do you do in this situation? They were complicated directions and it required me to fully stop, pause all my running apps I had going, etc. and worst of all, stop me cold right when I felt I was getting in my groove on an already tough run. I stopped and helped, but felt really frustrated. This is a heavily trafficked route with a cafe and the village’s town hall just a quarter mile away… there were other ways to get directions. What would you and your readers do in this situation? Pretend not to hear and keep going? Be a helpful person/good citizen and stop to help? Yell out, “sorry, can’t stop”? My husband acted like I was crazy to consider anything but stopping to help, and that’s what I did… but since you (and your readers) are often timing miles/splits/doing a specific workout, I wondered how you would handle this situation. What’s more important, good citizenship or pacing? ;) Would love to see what others think. Love your blog, Janae! xoxo

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HEY JANE!!! Hmmmm that is a tough situation! I am usually so in the zone I probably wouldn’t even notice ha. As long as the situation seemed safe to me (as in it wasn’t in the middle of nowhere and I knew that other cars/people could see me so nothing bad could happen) then I would stop and talk to them. You can just think of it this way… your run made you even more mentally strong:) Stoping and then starting up again is HARDER for me than just running fast continuous and the fact that you did it makes you stronger!

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PS if it was during a race…. I wouldn’t stop because I am crazy about that.

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I get asked for directions all the time. I must look like I know where I’m going – or I just happen to run in a high-tourist area! I always stop and give them directions because I don’t think they would understand why I couldn’t (I doubt my out of breath “intervals!” would be explanatory enough). I don’t want them to feel hurt.

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Thanks for the replies, ladies! I definitely would never want to be rude, that was just the most frustrating run the other day and the direction-asking was the icing on the cake! Especially since there was so many other options for asking someone for help. Oh well, another day another run! And I’ll just chalk any stops up to mental toughness… thanks, Janae :).

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I’m doing my first 15k on the 4th! Should be fun and of course, a PR ;) I’m already trying to figure out an outfit that will make me look super American. I’ve already decided on one white and one blue compression sock. I just need a red tank top.

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I used to work at the Nordstrom in VF and LOVE the workout clothes brand Zella… the capris are my favorite because they aren’t see through! You should check them out…the anniversary sale is coming up (I only buy things if they are on sale) and they always bring in a ton of stuff from Zella

I wish I could run a half marathon in August but I don’t think I should try to train for my first one in 4 weeks! The SF giant race is in August too I totally would do that one!

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I love scrubs and Regina Spector! You should listen to Tori Amos if you haven’t yet! Happy Phantom is one of my all time favorite songs of hers. Amazing Piano player as well!

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Those first mantras really resonate with me. I am getting ACL surgery tomorrow and while I am really nervous, I am definitely ready to be able to run/play soccer/ski without pain. I won’t be running any races on the 4th of July but maybe I’ll shoot for weight bearing by then :)

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Sounds like you’ve got some great races coming up! Good luck at both of them, and enjoy that 10K PR! That’s the best part about racing a new distance. :) My next race is the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago half marathon in July. My favorite foods are 1) enchiladas, 2) raspberries, and 3) mashed potatoes (especially garlic mashed potatoes).

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Favorite TV shows:
1. Real Housewives of wherever (I will watch any of them.. I am not ashamed lol)
2. Love It or List It / House Hunters / My First Place (3-way tie)
3. I shouldn’t be alive

Favorite running mantras:
1. Earn that medal! (used during my last half marathon – a PR, by the way!)
2. Push through it
3. Smooth and strong

My husband and I and a group of our friends are doing then Spartan Race in two weeks so technically that’s my next race but as far as “real” purely running races, my next one is the Electric Run 5K on 7/20!

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Favorite clothing stores:
1. Lululemon (because I wear workout clothes more than I wear regular clothing… Working on this now that I have a “real job” haha)
2. Banana Republic (only when they have sales or I can get to an outlet)
3. Jacob

Favorite TV shows:
1. Big Bang Theory
2. How I Met Your Mother
3. Modern Family

Side note on the dessert topic… Trying to eat less dessert because I’m trying to get myself a little healthier but my boyfriend is one of those skinny no matter what guys so I needed a distraction from the junk food and thought I would make healthy yogurt Popsicles. And then I found robot shaped Popsicles for the same price as the regular shape ones! I’m so excited!! (And no, I don’t have kids in my life yet – just like fun shapes for myself hehe)

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I am thinking about doing a Canada Day 10K race – but otherwise my next running race is the Canada Army Run half in September!

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I actually went to a Sarah McLachlan concert. She was really good. I love Regina Spektor. Janae you have great taste! I cant believe you didn’t take a picture yesterday…don’t worry my mom made up for you. It was my birthday and my mom took pictures of about everyone at the party. Haha!

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Happy happy happy birthday yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks Janae. I love reading your blog and I don’t even run.

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I have a 5 mile race on Satuday in Central Park (the Pride Run)-It’s my first time running this distance but I’d like to use this race to lower my overall pace. Will see, hopefully it won’ be too hot! PS: they give out popsicles at the finish line!!!
I might run a 5K on the 4th of July on Roosevelt Island, NY (it’s the island you see from the Queensbrough Bridge when you go from Queens to Manhattan during the marathon)-that’s where I live ;)

Favorite running songs:
1. The Riddle-Gigi D’Agostino (it’s an Italian dj ;)
2. Dog Days are Over-Florence+the Machine
3. Low-FloRiDa (great when running hills!)

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Thank you for telling us about the remote race – what a GREAT idea!! My husband and I are signed up for the half because of you sharing this info with us! He’s an aerial firefighter so who knows where he’ll be in August – this way, he can still run the race and get the medal!

#1 favorite clothing store: Lululemon!! I’m addicted.

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Wendy! That makes me so happy that this option works so well for you! Good luck:) ps lulu really is the best!

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Favorite running song right now is Robin Thicke, Blurred lines. There is something so happy about the beat.

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I LOVE J CREW, too!!!! I especially love finding j crew stuff on discount ;) My favourite! I also love H&M and forever 21. I like a good deal, what can I say!

xo

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I have a run in September that I am definitely going to do, it is a 5K. If I find one sooner that sparks my interest I might regiester and do it :)

Three Favorite Running Songs:
1. Machine Head – Bush
2. Here We Go – OkGo
3. Stronger – Kanye West (This is a good one to listen to when I have to push myself)

Three Favorite Singer/Groups:
1. Backstreet Boys
2. OneRepublic
3. Matchbox20

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I love the Jillian Michaels quote! So great! Favorite Desserts:

1. Ice Cream
2. Cheesecake
3. Brownies

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Three favorite desserts: Reese Pieces Sundae, Chocolate Éclair Cake, any kind of bakery cupcake (preferable Crumbs)

Three favorite meals: Mac n Cheese, Grilled Salmon salad w/blue cheese crumbles and corn on the cob, any type of Brinner!

Three favorite clothing stores: Express, Victoria’s Secret, Lululemon

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Running 5k on July 4 at the Yankee Doodle Dash. It’s a YMCA race.

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Well, you solved my 2013 goal problem. I’m trying to run a Half every month, but I was injured in the first quarter, so I’m behind (only have four so far). We’re traveling all summer, so it was looking pretty bleak that I would find anything that would work on my calendar. I’ve signed up for the Summer Breeze Half and am now scouting around for other “Remotes!” Thank you!!!!!

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I am so glad this option is going to work so well for you!

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I’ll be doing a 10k on the 4th of July! Most everyone in town will be doing the peachtree roadrace, but I’ll be running in a much smaller one outside of town. At 6 months pregnant, I don’t expect a PR but it’ll be fun :D

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Way to keep running at 6 months pregnant!!!!!

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I’m also doing the Summer Breeze in August. Brazen is the best!

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This makes me so happy! Can’t wait to meet you!

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I’m supposed to do the Jungle Run 1/2 on the 14th… but may have to drop down to the 10k. I’m barely up to two miles in running. The race starts at LGHS and is pretty much the Los Gatos Creek trail and surrounding areas :)

I am planning on signing up for the Summer Breeze 1/2!!

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I’m running a 15k in Santa Barbara on the 4th! It’s my first 15k so should be fun!

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Aw, look at how tiny Brooke is in the Nordstrom pic!! I love the lists!

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Looks like you have some fun/fab races on the agenda. Woohoo!! :)

I love the idea of the lists–and yes, JCrew is great. I also love Banana & Gap.

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I just got done with Ragnar Wasatch Back this weekend (sooo beautiful) and next on tap is meeting up with my family in Chicago for the Big Ten Network 10K. So exciting!!

Ragnar was amazing! I can’t wait to do the Vegas Ragnar in November

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My first ever race is the Brazen Racing Trail Hog 5k in Sept. Then I’ll do the Run in the Forest 10k in Pebble Beach in Oct.. Then the Big Sur half in Nov. I signed up for all this within two weeks of starting to run. Can you tell I got excited?

I saw the Extreme Makeover episode with Meredith a few weeks ago and she is so inspiring! I was so impressed with her for going 14!! miles before she had to walk. Love that show!

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I would list my current top three shoes as the Brooks Ghost 6, the Glycerin and the t7. I want to try the flow’s. I have a free shoe coupon, I’m probably getting those.

I think it’s hard to say what my favorite races are, but I have favorite racing experiences. Usually they coincide with my PR’s.

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I’m running the Summer Breeze 1/2 marathon too (my first half… eeeeeek)! I’m sure you’ll be finishing 2.86 hours before me though.

I ranthe Summer Breeze 10k last year and the course is, well, a breeze! Nice and flat with lovely views.

Agreed, Brazen really does put on the best races! Love em.

Good luck! :)

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Ahhhhhhh you are going to rock it! I can’t wait to meet you!

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Great lists! My family is running in a 5K on the Fourth of July! My next race after that is the Hokie Half-Marathon!

Favorite races are: Boston, Big Sur, and the VA Wine Country Half
Favorite stores to buy clothes: Ann Taylor, Nordstrom, Gap
Favorite desserts: mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate mousse, banana pudding

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Wow, when I see that picture of Brooke, so tiny, I can’t even believe how quickly the time goes by!!!!!

I was just telling my husband how we have to savor every single moment of the next 12 months after the baby comes, because EEK, before we even know it….he’ll be walking!

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Love that quote by Jillian Michaels. She is so wonderfully brutal.

Favorite Running Songs:
1. I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
2. All I Want is You – Barry Louis Polisar
3. Rosanna – Toto
Just Sublime.

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My four girls L.O.V.E Brooke and ask if they can see your pictures whenever I read your blog…and it never fails…four girls (ages 7-11) all say…”Aaaaawwww…she is SO CUTE!” Haha…Brooke has many fans! :)

Great post…I loved this! Thanks lady!

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A day w/o pics is ok!! Jill’s quote is my fav w/o quote and my fav quote to say to all my clients! ha! I feel hardcore when I yell it at them! ;-)

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I adore that quote from Jillian. Seriously considering cross-stitching it onto a sampler to hang in my CrossFit gym. :D Thanks for sharing!

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I love this list! I can definitely relate with JCrew and the Brooks Pure’s. Some of my other fav’s: spaghetti squash (ate some for lunch so it’s still top of mind), Banana Republic, and lately I’ve been on a Gap kick (loving the neon colors).

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My next race is the Pacific Crest Half Marathon…My 1st half marathon ever!! I’m super excited! And kinda nervous.
My fave food is pizza. I could eat it everyday!…I try not to, but I seriously could.
My all-time favorite running shoes are my Sketchers Go-Runs. It’s about time to retire them and I think I’m gonna cry.

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I have 2 5ks back to back on the 29th and 30th of June. The Epic Canadian and a 5k run for Cancer.

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Favorite TV shows:
Biggest Loser/Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition–so inspirational!
New Girl
Happy Endings

Since graduating college I just started my own healthy living blog (after two years of stalking yours and others’ haha) and I’ve been using a lot of your tips. Thanks for all the help!

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I’m running the Deseret News 10k on July 24th. I’ve never trained for and run a good 10k, so I should be able to PR. Hoping for 38:something.
Wish I could run at sea level and run your fast training runs. We live at 6500′ outside of SLC, and it’s tough sometimes!

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Janae I really appreciate your post about that “Remote Race”!!! I might just do that…I’ve long thought how awesome it would be if races did that and had no idea that it was a really possibility! THANK YOU.

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Favorite Quote

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” -Pre

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I have 2 races coming up

7th July – 6km Tough Guy and Gal (fun mud run)
3rd November – Auckland Marathon

Do you pay for races well in advance? I am hesitant to do this now having spent 5 months recovering from an injury.

And Jillian Michael’s would ‘Extreme IT Band injury’ suffice as an addendum to your quote??

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Favorite clothing stores:
1. Salvation Army…on half-price days
2. Buffalo clothing exchange
3. Target clearance racks

I’m one of those bargain-hunter people.
:)

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You need to add Chicago marathon to that top race : )

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I met you at the Coyote Race and that’s a personal fav. I was super conflicted that August 3/4th weekend of Brazen Summer Breeze and also the SF Giants half – so I picked the SF Giants as – it’s from the ball park along the embarcadero out to Crissy field and back. Crissy Field is one of my favorite all time places to run in the world – that and lots of friends seem to be signed up for it as well. However – I’ll have inner peace knowing that you’re going to eat an it’s it on my behalf!! I’m signed up for this years SJ RnR so hopefully see you there. and hopefully fro yo meet up before?!!!

I love your mantras – will adopt Jillian Michaels one- love her!

I GOT THIS
stay the course, achieve the goal
I CAN DO this

XO

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My 12 year old daughter has just discovered Death cab for cutie – she loves it.

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I’m sorry, but that is gibberish. “Odds” dont equal aithynng. The probabilities to which they convert have to equal one (or 100%), if all potential winners are included. In the case of the Big Line, it is possible that not all candidates are included, so the sum of the probabilites could be less than one (or 100%). But it is mathematically impossible for the sum of the probabillites to be greater than one (or 100%).

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love Jillian Michaels quote!! The only problem is that i can’t remember it when i need it (e.g. when I think I am going to die in a second during a run….). In that case I will only think ok I am dead. ahahah!!!

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I miss House, freaking hilarious!! Also love How I Met Your Mother and Two Broke Girls.

I’m visiting Cali in August and found another Brazen race –> Bear Creek Half! http://www.brazenracing.com/bearcreektrail.html Just signed up the other day. It’s gonna be my first hilly trail race- FL is super flat! Care to join me?! ;)

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