Rise and shine.
You have to admit that running around in a new city is pretty darn exciting.
We all started out the day with a shake out run around town before all of the festivities got started.
Bethlehem is beautiful.
We got back from our run and had breakfast. Nothing like eating yogurt parfaits with Mr. Bart Yasso.
I am just going to warn you that the entire day revolved around running and I was in heaven.
We had an awesome running clinic from Golden (he ran a 2:45 marathon at the age of 13 and he is the founder of Altra ((Fun fact—> I knew Golden long before he started Altra and he gave me one of his first experimental pair of drop-zero shoes seen here).
We took a recovery for runners class which was awesome but I am already sore from it. I will teach you some of the moves that we learned later.
Summer Sanders the Olympic Champion and Runner’s World cover model (and tell me you remember her from the show Figure it Out) came to talk to us. She lives in Park City and told me that we are going to run together someday. I feel good about that.
You know I am going to frame this.
For lunch they made a bunch of different recipes out of their cookbook for us to try. All of them were amazing, especially the banana oat energy bars.
Next up was the expo and we learned all about iFIT and took a group photo because it just felt like a good time to do so.
Last minute we decided to see the Spirit of the Marathon II and I loved it. We all wanted to sign up for a million marathons (especially the Rome one) after seeing this. Incredibly inspiring.
Monica, SR, Linda and I took in salads that we got from Ruby Tuesdays, popcorn and diet cokes. Living the dream.
Time for a 5k at 8 a.m. and a 10k at 9 a.m.
Enjoy your day!
Lauren @ LITP
I kept seeing posts about Summer Sanders on various social media outlets yesterday and I thinking “Summer Sanders…” “Summer Sanders….” “Where do I know Summer San…” and then you went and burst the confusion bubble! FIGURE IT OUT! I can go on with my life now! Thank the goodness gracious. Just another one of the millions of reasons I will always and forever read this blog. Happy Saturday :)
Heidi @ Idlehide
That running festival looks like so much fun. I also kept seeing Summer Sanders pics all over IG, that’s awesome you got to meet her and of course no big deal to get to run with her;) Glad you had a run-filled day!
You just lived out one of my fantasy days… You’re so lucky!! Enjoy your races!!:)
Jessica @ FromtheKitchentotheRoad
What a fun day! I would love to go to some sort of runners retreat or something like that some day. Have fun racing today!
Wow that does look heavenly!! There’s no better way to get to know a city than by foot. Hope you have a great race. x
Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
What a SUPER fun day!!! I love your pink run happy shirt and I’ve been wanting to get my hands on one of the Runner’s World cookbooks….. the food looks awesome. Have a great race this morning!
This sounds like my dream day. Seriously, you guys are all having so much fun! I hope the races are amazing this weekend and that you love every second of it!
Leah @ Running with the Hayneses
I am so jealous of everything you are getting to do in PA! Talk about a dream vacation!
I ran cross country with golden at byu Hawaii! Looks like you’re having a blast! I just had my baby and am starting up running again but when I get back in shape can we please be running buddies???
Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
What an amazing day! Glad you’re having such a fun time :)
Courtney @Trigirl Chronicles
Ahhh, jealous, that all sounds so cool! Good luck on all the races!
I am so incredibly jealous. I went to college in Bethlehem (Moravian). I got to run all over that town since I ran cross country and track all 4 years. It is such a beautiful area! I ran last the rw 1/2 last year and loved every step. I ran Chicago last weekend so in still in recovery mode. Good luck and enjoy your time there!
Wow, I am super jealous! That looks so fun! Yes! I remember Summer Sanders show.
Good luck completing the Hat Trick, I’m sure you’ll be awesome!
On a note, because I feel like I can post here and get support on it (weird I know): I just broke up with my long term boyfriend, half a decade, and it’s hurting so badly and all I can think of is: Thank goodness I have a huge race this weekend where I can run out some of these horrible emotions. I saw an awesome thing that said, “Running is a workout. We work out our emotions during the run.” I just hope I don’t start crying during my actual race.
Wow that sounds so incredibly tough. I hope your race goes well, and just know that you will get through this!
Thanks, Emily. It is super thought right now but I am just taking it one mile at a time. I really appreciate your positive comment as thoughts right now!!
I’m a stranger, probably only commented on HRG a few times after years of reading it, but I’m definitely thinking of you. I hope you kick ASS this weekend and even if you don’t PR or anything, the fact that you are running during such a tough time is amazing. I’m not one of those people who can run to make a bad mood better (going through rough times actually makes my run harder!) so the fact that you are actually running a race during it is really impressive. When I broke up with my boyfriend of four years last year, I was so thankful that I didn’t completely devote myself to him and actually still had something (running! Plus friends and family of course.) to fall back on. Good luck on your race and sorry for hogging the comments!
Thanks so much Shauna! Stranger or not, it really helps to hear some encouraging thoughts right now and know that others have been there and made it through that. I don’t know how I’m going to get through the race tomorrow aside from sheer determination, a friend at my side, and stubbornness that centers around the fact that I won’t let this break up derail me. It’s definitely not easy but I’m going to just keep running. This races goal isnt a PR more a “I can do this and I will be okay” goal. Thanks for sharing a little about your story too, I appreciate it. It’s nice to be reminded of the immense support runners have for each other when they need each other, even if they don’t know each other. Thanks again!
Looks like a blast!!
Good luck today! :-) Looks like a ton of fun!
Gilly @ doubletroublerunning
Looks like you’re having a great time; well deserved!! Good luck in your races. :)
All I can say is that I’m even MORE jealous after this post! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!:)
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More
Looks like an amazing weekend! I’m sure you are enjoying every second of it!
Elizabeth @ my neon running shoes
What a perfect day!!! Enjoy every second friend!
So jealous of your adventures :) What an awesome time meeting those people- and doing what everyone loves! Good luck today!!
Nikki @ grab your kicks
Enjoy your races! I’m jealous of your full day of running stuff! Sounds like Christmas to me!
Sooo funn!!! I’m happy that you’re having such a great time!! :) :)
GOOD LUCK at your back to back races!! Can’t wait to hear about them!! luv ya xo
Anne @ CandyCrazedrun.wordpress.com
Oh my goodness!
a) You are 112% living my dream!
b)Running in a new city is the greatest thing in the whole wide world, it is my favorite way to learn a city!
c) 1/2 of my childhood was spent scheming up what I was going to bring to Figure It Out haha!
Runner Girl Eats
Looks like a dream weekend:) enjoy! You’re going to rock each run!
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
I can’t even explain how amazing all of this sounds! What an amazing day you had! I really need to get that cook book – everyone keeps saying how amazing it is!
Enjoy the rest of your trip :)
So jealous!! It’s the half moon bay pumpkin festival today… That’s my only motivation for getting up ;)
Laura @ RunningJunkie
It looks like you’re having a great time! So much fun!
PS – I loved Figure it Out
So fun to read your recap.
Salads into the movies……love that!
meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
Have a great run – the weather is gorgeous this morning!
Allison (Ms. Whirlwind)
I am so envious right now! Sounds like you’re having a blast!
I hear tell that Ryan Hall lives in my neck of the woods, but I’ve yet to see him on the trails around here… I keep my eyes peeled though!
Liz @ Carpe Diem and Run
Sounds like a super awesome time :) And I love your shirt (still!) – It is going on my Christmas list in blue :)
I am so happy for you! You deserve a perfect day!
i love your pink “run happy” shirt. so cute!
i’m glad you’re having fun in PA! i can’t wait to hear about the 5k and 10k!
I’m feeling that 10 pound salad right about now :-).
Debbie @ Deb Runs
Sounds like a blast! One can never get too much running into their system! :-)
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
That looks like such a fun day! I’m happy to hear that you’re enjoying yourself Janae!
I am so happy you’re enjoying your time in Bethlehem! Good luck today and happy running!
It looks like a great day! Have fun!
Looks like a perfect day! And I’m star struck by all the fun people you’re hanging out with. Oh and I have that run happy shirt in blue and love it! Enjoy the rest of your fun getaway and run your little heart away! xoxo
Cant wait to see the recovery moves. Im curious about that cookbook too.
Looks like u r having fun! Be safe, enjoy your weekend :)
So jealous you met Summer Sanders! I used to swim and remember her swimming career (Olympics)! So amazing!
Can you teach us all about ifit, please??? I have it on my treadmill and load my maps, but beyond that I have no idea about its cool features. I’m sure I’m missing out!
leigh @ beach and back runner
Hope you had a good race this morning!
Jaclyn @ Grateful Mountain Mumma
OMG—FANTASTY DAY A LA JANAE!!!! How fun!!! You look like you are in absolute heaven.
Love that you are going to run with the Covermodel of Runner’s World. When I saw that, I thought to myself, “Janae is definitely going to be on the cover of RW one day”. You have that special “star quality”. For realz! Put that on your Vision Board and watch it manifest! It’s happening.
Love ya, have a great day running your buns off, eating loads of yummy stuff and hanging with all those fun-looking running peeps.
Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
As a competitive swimmer before my running days, Summer Sanders was one of my idols growing up. So cool that you got to hang out with her. Sounds like an awesome event and great day!
Looks like you are having a blast, I’m jealous. On a random side note, my sister swam against Summer Sanders in high school. Of course Summer blew everyone else out of the water.
Luv What You Do
Looks like a BLAST! I need to get myself invited to something like this : )
Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life
Oh my gosh that sounds like such a blast!!! Have fun girl but not too much fun ;)
Hope your races went well! I live a few miles away from Bethlehem, btw! Was going to run all three but I was originally supposed to work today so I didn’t register. :(
So jealous that you got to be involved in running activities all day long. I would love to have something like that where I live!!!
So jealous of your weekend! If you’ve gotta be away from the little lady this seems like the PERFECT reason! Way too much fun!
Leigha @ Minougirl
Ok dream day. So jealous!
Ah so much fun! Sounds like you may even be able to “sleep in” tomorrow morning with that 8 am start :)
Celeste @Healfhful Mind Body and Soul
Wow, what a way to spend your day. I love your run happy shirt, I need one in that beautiful pink color.
Kara @ Kara in the Kitchen
SO FUN!! Yes, you have to frame the signed cover :)
Kari @ Running Ricig
Your weekend sounds amazing. I’m definitely jealous.
That sounds like a pretty amazing weekend so far. And lots of running!
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What an awesome day!