My brother was going through old family videos yesterday and posted this one on Facebook. He is the best. It made my year.
1. The first voice on the video that says ‘anytime’ is my Grandad’s voice (Mer’s husband) and he passed away in 2002. I miss him so much and he was the absolute best. He was an incredible runner and a track and cross-country coach for a very long time. I know he is still cheering me on:)
2. I think I still do the head bobble thing when I run.
3. Finish with a smile. That’s my new motto.
Look who came yesterday!!!! Can you believe how ginormous that box is?! It only weighed 550 lbs.
My sister’s husband told me he would put it together in exchange for a chicken pot pie. Our family is very motivated by food.
Judging by Brooke’s face she really likes chicken pot pie too.
They get more entertaining by the day. If you like chicken pot pie you have to try Costco’s because it was really good and huge but we managed to polish it off.
It took 5 men and my sis (she is crazy strong) to get the treadmill down to the basement.
Have you ever seen a more beautiful sight in your life? I am still working on a name.
I actually teared up a little when she was all put together. I am extremely grateful and can’t wait to spend thousands of hours together.
Two random facts from the day:
1. Chick-Fil-A really does have the best soft serve.
2. Any Dancing with the Stars fans? I got to hang out with Chelsie Hightower yesterday for a while. She is incredibly nice. That is her sitting on the stool. I felt too awkward to ask to take a picture with her for my blog but those are her feet:)
I hope you are having an awesome day and I will talk to you soon!
Lauren @ The Highlands Life
Yay for the treadmill arriving! Can’t wait to see what you think!
Jessica @ FromtheKitchentotheRoad
Chicken pot pie for a put together treadmill seems like a pretty good deal. Plus you got some of that pie. It is a stunning machine!
Ellie @ Double Trouble Running
Niiiice video! Look at your technique – relaxed shoudlers, good arm movement… you’re a natural ;) I do the bobble head thing too. It really helps with my rhythm! And makes me feel all gangsta when I run.
Have you tried out your treadmill yet? I got a Garmin for my birthday on Monday – not quite the same, but I’m really excited as it’s my first one!! :D
Kari @ Running Ricig
That treadmill looks amazing! I guess at 550 lbs, it better be, right?
Love the video!
That video is absolutely priceless. You were clearly a born runner. And that braid-so stylish :) I don’t know how you capture all of the best facial expressions of curly and co but it cracks me up every time.
That is the best treadmill, ever! So jealous of you b ut can’t wait to hear all about it :) So fun!! Brooke is too cute, I can’t stand it.
Karien @ Running the Race
What a precious keepsake of you running when you were so young! Wish I had a video, or even just a picture!
You cannot just mention Chelsea and not tell us why ya’ll were hanging out! Are you going to be on the next DWTS?! :)
I can’t believe you won a treadmill!! The universe is clearly on your side :) I am also such a huge DWTS fan! It is my dream to become famous solely so I can be on that show and learn to dance with those pros. Can you imagine? And I love Chelsie… Why did you get to hang with her?! Very jealous over here!
Adriana @Laced Up With Lipstick
Love that video! Congrats on the new treadmill, can’t wait for a review on it and that pot pie looks yummy!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
That video of you running is seriously the cutest thing ever — you’re a natural. And I’m diggin’ the pink pants ;)
Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
Love Chelsea Hightower! Okay, I’m so jealous of your new treadmill, but you so deserve it! Oh and that running video is the best!
That treadmill looks fab!! Quick question, do you ever notice a difference between the mileage you do on a treadmill and the mileage you do outside even if it’s the same length of time you’re running for? I’m finding that even if I run for the same length of time on the treadmill the mileage is always a lot less than outside! Apologies if that doesn’t make sense, as well as getting mean when I’m hungry I also lose the ability to make any sense so I guess it’s lunchtime for me! :-)
I’m not Janae, but I totally notice this. I am soooo slow on the treadmill!
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More
Cute video! We should all finish our runs that happy.
The new treadmill looks awesome!! Now Utah can officially start the season of snow.
I didn’t know Chick-fil-A had soft serve ice cream! I have to try it soon.
Can we discuss the awesomeness that is your side braid?!?!
That video is precious! I love it.
The video is so cute! Love the outfit – I’m pretty sure I had one just like it :) And that treadmill…..just beautiful. I love Chik fil a’s shakes – I’ve never tried their soft serve!
Cori @ olivetorun
Woo hoo!!! That is one rockstar treadmill. Think its beauty will pull you back to the dark-awesome-side? :)
Julie @ Coastal Runner Girl
I still can’t believe you won that awesome treadmill!! Will you use it to train for the Boston marathon? :)
And chicken pot pie is my favorite meal – I’ll have to buy it from Cosco asap!
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
I am so jealous of that treadmill!! How awesome!!
You are going to have so many amazing hours together!! Can’t wait to see a review on it – I’ve never actually heard from anyone who has tried the Boston Treadmill!
Ashley @ Eat Run Live Happy
That thing is awesome! I read that Ryan Hall LOVES His!
Allison (Ms. Whirlwind)
What a great mail day! I remember how happy I was to get my treadmill delivered… and then it took two days for us to finish putting it together! I was so anxious to get it done, but it’s not a one person job.
Enjoy your new friend! ;)
Wooo treadmill!!! I asked my roommate if I could get one for the living room and she told me no. She is ruining my dreams.
Amy @ Long Drive Journey
HAHA I love that you took a picture of her feet. Best picture ever.
Congrats on the treadmill!
Wendy @ New Moms Talk
The day will absolutely be awesome! We’re whipping out the new chain saw and putting it to work while the sun shines.
I’m also hoping to finish off to make a dent in making the edible garland while the wee one sleeps. If all goes well, it might make a repeat appearance at her first birthday party which is just around the corner.
I spent my childhood running races with my sisters in our large front yard with my mom counting out loud as we did laps around the big tree. Your video brought back such fun memories! Woo hoo on the treadmill! Enjoy enjoy enjoy…you so deserve everything wonderful in life. You bring so much to ours daily. :-)
There are soooo many amazing things about this post I don’t even know where to start. I am absolutely obsessed with SYTYCD (where Chelsie startrd) and I love her!!! And that treadmill…it really couldn’t have gone to a better house!
Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne
Oh My Gosh!!!! I’m so excited for you for this treadmill!!!! It’s so exciting, I can’t wait to hear about the first run (no sarcasm)!!! Have a great day, and enjoy your run with the treadmill :)
Lora @ Crazy Running Girl
That treadmill looks amazing… can’t wait to hear how much you love it! :)
Laura @ Live, Run, Sparkle
How did you meet Chelsie Hightower yesterday? I love her back from her So You Think You Can Dance days.
Congrats on the treadmill, I’m sure you will spending a lot of quality time together this Winter. So exciting!
LOVE that video!!! So so so cute…wow, you look so much like your oldest neice! Beautiful girls! :-D
And um yeahhhh you need to talk about why you were hanging out with Chelsie!! I love her and miss her on DWTS :(
melissa @ TheRedHeadedRunner
I love home videos. Who would have known that little girl with missing teeth would be a baller at running?
Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
The smile on Brooke’s face with the pot pie! I have severe asthma so there are zero videos of me running as a child. Weeee treadmill!
So happy you won the treadmill! They are heavy, it took my husband and two brothers to carry ours into the basement.
Had to comment and say that video is awesome and sort of made my day. I ran 3 miles on the YMCA indoor track while my 5 and 6 year old ran and walked. I LOVE RUNNING KIDS, even when they get in my way. There’s just such a beauty and joy and reckless freedom about them.
What a beautiful picture! Of the treadmill I mean! ha. I love my treadmill sometimes more than my children. They will tell you that. Don’t worry…it’s usually a temporary thing. They can usually buy my love back.;) I’m SO happy for you! It is really fabulous and no one deserves it more.
As for the video, holy smokes that was cute!
Megan @ Lazy Runner Girl
Love the video. I think my favorite part is the side ponytail – too cool. I’m so excited for you and your new treadmill. I hope you two hit it off and have many happy miles together. I still can’t believe you won it! It couldn’t have gone to someone more deserving. It’s good to know that sometimes good things happen for good people. Contrats!
That video is amazing – love it!!
That treadmill is awesome! I am so jealous! I loved the video of you running. Cute! Getting ready to go get my training run in for the day! Have a wonderful day! :)
oh my!! This video is so precious!! Loved this Janae. I wish my mom would have taken videos. Although, at almost 35 now, I’m not so sure the quality of videos back when I was a kid were even that good. Ha! And that treadmill! Lucky you! So awesome!
Love the video – I totally saw Brooke in your face at the end. Or more likely, I see your face in her when I see her pictures here! Love the new treadmill – it’s beautiful and you will get good use out of it!
Heather @ Run Like a G!
What a cute video!!!!
The video is super cute! Do your hair in a pony-braid for the marathon!
I miss my grandpa, too.
Enjoy the treadmill – cant wait to hear about it!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
What an adorable video. You were destined to be a runner, that’s for sure!
So excited for you to win that treadmill. :) And what a more perfect time to get it just as the weather starts getting cold!
Leah @ Running with the Hayneses
LOVE the video! That’s so great! :) And your new treadmill is awesome!!! Just in time for winter!
Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes
Enjoy your treadmill (hahaha)! But I know you will! You need to get the chick fil a lemonade also :-)
Ahhhhhh!!!! I think you look like your neice that looks like Brooke!!!!! So cute!!! Such a special video!
Can I come try out your treadmill? :)!!! I love that you won it!!!!!
Oh my gosh, I am so jealous of your amazing treadmill! That will be perfect for the freezing cold mornings in Utah! So exciting! And FYI, Chick-Fil-A has the BEST oreo shakes. They even put some really good whipped cream and a cherry on top! I highly recommend it!
Are you friends with Chelsea?!?! She is so cute!
Alyssa @ See This Girl Run
Hooray for the treadmill!!! It’s beautiful!
I love the creepy feet picture haha Too funny!
and wow, your niece looks just like you when you were little!! No wonder she and Brooke look so similar! Love the video.
How do you style your hair? I love the waves!
Laura @ Backstage Balance
What an awesome video! No surprise you were an adorable little girl :)
That video is the cutest thing! You have been super speedy since day 1!
Gracie (Complicated Day)
That video – too precious. I can definitely recognize you by your running! Crazy how things don’t change!
I’m so excited for you about the treadmill. You deserve it! It’s going to change your winter running!!!
That video is the cutest thing ever! Congrats on your treadmill arriving, that is very very exciting and it looks great!
That treadmill is a beast! Love it,
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
It’s like God himself picked your name out for that drawing – I don’t think many people needed or deserved that treadmill like you! So exciting! And Brooke’s face in that picture with the pot pie – to DIE for!
Karla @ Finding My Fit
costco has the best everything in the world-swoon.
you deserve that treadmill-it looks amazing :)
That video is awesome! It’s easy to see where Brooke gets her adorable looks! So excited for your treadmill. I can’t wait to hear how you like it. Enjoy!
What a fun post! I love Costco chicken pot pie, good comfort food:) I am so happy that you won such a wonderful treadmill ~ you deserve it. Love the video of you running but I think I like best at the end where it says brought to you by…….it mus be so nice to have a family love you so much. Have a great day!
That video was too much! How adorable!! Pretty soon that will be Brooke, but she already looks like she’s well on her way to breaking world records.
Yay for the treadmill!!
That is the sweetest video, especially the words at the end. <3
And I must say little Miss Brooke looks like you when you were little. (I mean she does now too, but seeing you as a little girl really made me realize how much she does look like you.)
YAYYYYYYYYY so happy for you that the treadmill is FINALLY here!! I have a feeling you may have a new bff in your life ;)
Good things happen to good people. You deserve that treadmill!
Cutest video ever it sure started young! No wonder you’re such a pro now. I love the last pic of the girls on the treadmill. Cousin sleep overs are the best:)
I would have made me dance with me for my blog!!!!
I still can’t believe you won that treadmill – BEST PRIZE EVER!!!!!!
Look at your toothless smile – so cute!!!
Love the video…so cute!
Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life
I would LOVE a treadmill at my house. That would be so, SO convenient! She’s beautiful ;)
I need that treadmill :)
I think you have to name the treadmill after one of the victims (or all of them).
Here is a list:
Or perhaps one of the first responders, like this guy:
How sweet is that video?!! And holy smokes Brooke looks so much like you! Congrats on the treadmill! I would love to have one for the summer months when it is like 115 down here. You deserve it
Michelle @ 3cheaprunners
Enjoy your new baby! Can’t wait to hear everything she does
That video is too dang adorable. I love it. I love that you get a drink when you are done. That 15 seconds is exhausting! ;) Soon you will have a video of Brooke like that too. Just like her mama.
That treadmill truly is beautiful. I am so happy that you won it. Good luck picking a name and I am excited for your inaugural run on it.
I don’t watch Dancing With The Stars, but I watched Chelsie on SYTYCD. My sister and I even went to the SYTYCD tour that season (season 4 is still the best one yet) and made a poster for Twitch and one for Chelsie (yes, like we were 12 or something). My sister especially likes her because she spells her name the same way and she has never encountered another Chelsie who has spelled it the same.
I love CFA ice cream. I rarely get it because it has eggs in it and I feel cruel eating it in front of Anna when she can’t have any. Hope you rice cream fueled your run well today!!
Nice treadmill!! Can I come over and use it ;-)
I would also, probably do many things for chicken pot pie! Soooo good! I’m making it tomorrow night for dinner, yummy!
You and Brookers look so beautiful in the picture with the pie :-)
Now that is a beautiful treadmill!! Will you name it?? LOL
My husband and I named our new treadmill Thor… we are very close and will spend lots of quality time together in the winter. Enjoy it… you deserve it!
Yay for your treadmill arriving! I really want want of those walking ones that doubles as a treadmill & elliptical or something. I would spend hours working out and Netflix-ing to my hearts content. It would probably be ridiculous. :P
My family is always motivated by food. I pay people off via baked goods ALL the time. You’re so lucky to have won the treadmill! I would have cried tears of joy, too! It’s a beast!
I cannot believe you won that!!!
Amy @ Run Mom Run
What an adorable video!
I’m excited for you and your treadmill and to hear the adventures you have with it!
Jaclyn @ Grateful Mountain Mumma
You were born to run!
Seriously, you already had killer form at your young age! Thanks for sharing. Can you PLEASE share a video of you running now? I would LOVE to see your form, and your smile as you run (because I try to picture it and it would be super cool to see it LIVE!!). Okay, now I am sounding really creepy….
OMG. That treadmill is a beast. In an awesome way! I bet you two will share many wonderful times together.
Is your running motivation back? Hope so! I am headed out for a run when my mumma gets here to watch my little nugget. Yippee! Loving running after a couple of years off, even though it’s more of a jog/trot.
Have a great day, J,B & Fam. Tell your dad he is really inspiring! I just read his tips from a previous post on how he lost 50lbs. He da’ man!
I hate running on treadmills and I am uuber jealous of your treadmill that says a lot! It is prettttty !
That video is too much. So sweet. Love your blog! :)
YOUR TREADMILL!!!!! AHhhhhhhh! That is SO exciting. :) So happy for you!
Love the video of you running–too cute!
I looove that video of you running!! I have pictures but no video evidence of my love for running as a kid :)
jealous of your treadmill big time!
Katrina in Logan, UT
You got the Boston Marathon treadmill! YOU LUCKY GAL! I’d like to get the anti-gravity treadmills – the AlterG? Then I could just FLY! I’m glad you got the treadmill you always wanted – you deserve it. And with the weather up here changing fast – I wish I had mine – I have a Precor and have had it since 2007 without a problem, but it’s in storage (as it half our stuff…) :( My Precor is a a professional gym one too – so it doesn’t fold up – it took 4+ Army guys to carry it downstairs when we first got it! But they are so much more sturdy! I ran about 11 of my 13 years so far running just on a treadmill! Also – just a note – have you ever put stuff around your treadmill to protect the floor/carpet around it? I know you have had a treadmill in the past – but just be careful with them on carpet – they will start to leave a fine black dust once you start using the belt for awhile! I had mine at my parents when I lived back home – and discovered it left a black ring around the entire treadmill on the floor (and this was a professional Precor gym grade treadmill – not a cheapy one). And it only comes out with a professional shampooer – so I highly recommend either putting a couple of cheap rugs around the entire border of the treadmill – just in case! Or at least, behind the back – mine even left a tinge of black dust all the way up the back of the wall (it was in a corner!) Just a little tidbit! Take care and happy running!
Yay!! That’s an awesome treadmill!! Enjoy it!!
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Congratulations on your treadmill Janae! You deserve it!
I love the video of you. You still radiate joy today like you did way back then.
My daughter was just asking me if we could buy that chicken pot pie at Costco yesterday and I thought it was way too big but maybe I will try it now because of how it looked on your blog.
Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
Finish with a smile. Best mantra ever! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE it! Can’t wait to hear what you name your treadmill. And aren’t those things crazy heavy?!
how did you get to hang with chelsea hightower!?
also, Im thinking a good ol’ Boston name would be good for your treadmill. Either that or a patriotic name like Uncle Sam or George. :)
YEA!!! for the treadmill. it looks like you will run super fast! it is a fast machine! have fun!!!
Omg that video is too much!!! Love it! Cutest thing I’ve seen all week, hands down!
I love the running video!! And I am on my way to try out your new treadmill…looks beautiful!
LOVE the video! You were bornt o run :-)
And YES PLEASE tell us why the heck you were with Chelsea Hightower?!
Love the video of you running when you were younger!
So cool the treadmill came, I know you will put it to good use and can’t think of anyone more deserving for it. This should make winter mornings nice and easy to get runs in and still be there when Brooke gets up :)
How the heck did you get to meet Chelsie? That’s so awesome~I don’t watch DWTS but I really liked her on SYTYCD when she was on there.
Seriously just about bawled watching that video. Priceless!! Oh my goodness how awesome.
Brooke @ Running In Heels
I am soo jealous of your new treadmill, and SO excited for you! I love that your family is food motivated, that resignates with me ;) hahaha
Love the video. So sweet. And what a great smile at the end.
Taylor @ Single-tracked Mind
Kids have PERFECT running form. It’s insane! Makes me think we were born to do it.
Yay for the new treadmill! You’ll need that in Utah :)
That video is too cute-you were so adorable as a kid it’s not even funny!
I love chicken pot pie! My sister’s in the best. Have fun with the treadmill. It is beautiful. I love the Boston Marathon on the side!
OMG I die for that treadmill. Sisterhood of the traveling treadmill? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
OMG!! I wish you and the treadmill many, many years of happiness together!!!:) enjoy and please post a review of the most AMAZING treadmill ever!!!
Is it kind of bad that I want Brooke’s onesie for myself? So cute! And she is getting so stinkin’ big! Still the cutest girl I’ve ever seen. Happy treadmill running :)
I LOVE the treadmill, am still so thrilled YOU won it, and can’t wait to read your review of it as I am seriously considering it for my next one – please also tell how hard it is to put together as I’m going to have to figure out how hard my husband is going to have to work at it!!! Fortunately, he is handy with the mechanical stuff.
Chik-Fil-A also has AMAZING shakes – my favorite is the peach shake but they only sell it in summer :(
Renee @ Renee Runs Miles
I love the video of you running–and when you were coming back, before we could see your face super clearly I saw a lot of Brooke in you.
Congrats on the treadmill! That is so awesome.
That treadmill is AMAZING and looks even better with the three cuties in the picture! Yes, please tell us why you were hanging with Chelsie, I loved her on SYTYCD. Can’t wait to hear about your first run on the new ‘mill.
Kara @ Kara in the Kitchen
That thing looks AMAZING!! It’s like Christmas morning! And now I need one of those Costco chicken pot pies :)
court @ c is for courtney
Oh jeez louise, that running video is just too cute! What a smile!
So sweet of your family to upload that!
Brooke has the cutest little onsies! And EVERY time I read your blog (daily) I get a craving for ice cream/froyo. I need to increase my mileage so I can increase my calorie intake! haha
I think her name should be Athena…goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, and so many things that your journey is about :)
And I thought videos of my 4-year old running were the cutest ever. I stand corrected. You with your joyful grin and adorable head bobble take the cake!
Couldn’t think of a person that deserves that treadmill more lady! :)
Because we all can come over and play on it anytime, right?
SO TRUE about the Chick-fil-A soft serve. It’s the best!
I’m so happy your treadmill came! I can’t think of anyone who would give it more love or a better home :)
Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
What a cute kid you were! :)
So cool that you got to hang with Chelsie Hightower! I loved watching her on So You Think You Can Dance!
First off, I’m super jealous of your treadmill! You deserve it :)
Also saw this on buzzfeed & thought of you and your Costco love!
Liz @ The Girl on Fire Now
1) I have never had Chik-fil-A ice cream, but that looked so good!
2) I am insanely jealous about the treadmill, but you are honestly going to get better usage out of it than anyone – since you are crazysauce and love the treadmill ;)
I just noticed the tennis ball hanging in your garage, is that to prevent people from pulling in too far and unnecessarily muddy-ing up the garage floor?!?! Because my family does that too and I thought we were the only ones who cared enough about garage cleanliness to do it! haha
Omgosh yay! The treadmill is here:) So stinking excited!
Runner Girl Eats
I’m so jealous of your new treadmill!! And that ice cream cone ;)
That’s an awesome video! So cool that your family has that! Yeay on the treadmill’s arrival!
Whoa! You got to hang out with Chelsea! That’s soo awesome! I love DWTS. And that treadmill is pretty cool, but the video of you running as a youngun is the most precious (besides Brooke, of course). Once again, I love following all of your endeavors! You really inspire me to be a better runner (aka get my butt of my couch).
that is the CUTEST video ever! who knew you’d grow up and be HRG? =) i love watching my old family videos. they’re usually really embarrassing, but so entertaining!
and i’m SO excited for your new treadmill! congrats again, you definitely deserve it!
That video is amazing! I hope you are loving your new treadmill!
Danica @ It's Progression
That video is the cutest!! How awesome that you found that! :)
SO cute! Was that a diet coke at the end? ;)
(I’m going through the same thing as you and DC is my addiction right now too)
Crissi @ runninggirlrn
That is one awesome treadmill… I think I would learn to love them if I ran on that! LOL
Congrats… I am thinking.. The DE-TERMINATOR as a new name for it!
I absolutely LOVE that video Janae!! So fun!! :)
Yay for an awesome new treadmill!!
I’ve never heard of that treadmill. I’m going to look it up. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it. It looks really fancy!!!! I bought my treadmill used and got a really good deal on it. It’s hard to believe it’s still working after all these years, I’ve ran so many miles on that baby. Here is a pic of it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6352343458/in/photolist-aFkqp5-dp4aQA-dp4a6S-dp41TD-bGb5uM-bGb9sX-btgjph-e7v7jS-ghiXve-aPeAKv-gsk7dS-7MkN3B-bGb8yr-cQdGsq-dCJJfC-dCDkGH-ghiEos-ghiV1e-ghjmz8-e1JRZg
Congrats on your new super fancy treadmill. You deserve it. I’m sure you’ll wear that treadmill out.
That is the cutest video in the world. YAY!!!! For your treadmill, that thing looks incredible!
Which do you prefer more – Mcdonalds of Chick Fil A soft serve???