I just can’t turn it down.

Friday: 4 miles on the hotel treadmill and 6 miles with the Bangs.  I have woken up at 7 (8 o’clock Utah time) both mornings since I have been in California and it has felt great.

At least one time you must experience going directly from running out to brunch.  Thank goodness for thick headbands that cover up the majority of my hair.  

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Two reasons I miss California:

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PS please note my beautiful diet coke in the above picture.  The weekends that I don’t have Brooke become a diet coke binge for me.

I feel like every time I go out to bfast/brunch I order a waffle with whipped cream or chocolate chip pancakes.  Yesterday I stepped out of my comfort zone.  For the first time in the history of my life I had eggs benedict.  They were amazing and the chicken apple sausage and avocado took it to the next level. The hash browns were also beyond good.  

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I got back to the hotel at about 1 and I had grand plans for my mom (my dad went home yesterday) and I to go to the beach but then I realized I didn’t want to go anywhere so I didn’t.  I took a nap. 

For dinner we went to my aunt’s house for Thanksgiving leftovers and everything tasted just as good as it did on Thursday.

After dinner we all went to go see The Book Thief.  This movie was incredible.  I have never been so emotional during a movie… this movie was absolutely beautiful, I fell in love with the characters and we all loved it (beware: it is very sad but so so good).

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I know the above ‘movie treats’ font thing is strange but I was bored and was playing around with my collage app and this just somehow happened.

As if the movie treats weren’t enough….

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The amazing Lauren and I met for a late night snack.  I simply cannot turn down deep conversation over a cup of the good stuff.

And because I am sure that you are missing pictures of Brooke like crazy… Here is one of my all-time favorites.

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One of my good friends started teaching pump about a year ago and I am finally able to try out her class tomorrow… I can’t wait!

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What are your Saturday plans?

Ever had eggs benedict?  Do you like them?  How do you prefer your eggs?

Last time you used a treadmill?

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Love that picture of you and Brooke!

Today is my birthday so Joe planned some fun stuff then we are meeting up with my family later to go see Christmas lights at the zoo and have wings afterwards. My sister is making me a sticky bun bread pudding and I’m pumped to try it!

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Happy Birthday!!

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Last time I used a treadmill – probably a week ago. I usually put in a few miles every time I see my trainer.

Scrambled eggs with ketchup, gouda, chives and hot sauce – best way to eat eggs!

That picture of Brooke really is the best!

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over easy eggs! yes, i’m also a sucker for the whipped cream waffle madness when it comes to brunch. just finished reading the book thief and can’t wait to see the movie!

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I am working this morning then off to run errands this afternoon. (Pick up contacts, heartworm meds for the dog.) And then trail run followed by a pedicure! Perfect Saturday afternoon!

My last treadmill run was yesterday. It’s almost dark when I get off at 5 PM. Yuck. Hence the need for a trail run today!

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I love eggs benedict so much- that is my standard brunch order! I’ve had a really good Cajun version with a little extra kick. Since it is “Small Business Saturday” or whatever, I’m heading out to a bunch of little vintage stores to do some shopping!

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Love the picture! :) Last time I used a treadmill was on Tuesday. I use one most of the time when I work out Mon-Fri at my work gym. Today I am going to go shopping with my mom and sister for some maternity clothes- exciting stuff! Have a good day!

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I love that picture of you and Brooke!!!
We are putting up our tree today :).
I used the treadmill last week for the first time in FOREVER because the wind chills were below zero and I just couldn’t do it!

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I last ran on the treadmill on Tuesday because it was crazy raining and windy…I so much prefer outside but that run on the mill was actually good…I don’t think I have had eggs benedict because like you, I tend to order the sweet stuff when out for breakfast or brunch!

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I’m in Ohio so today is all about the Ohio State vs Michigan game! I’m also hoping to catch a movie and am trying to decide between Catching Fire (again!), The Book Thief, or About Time. I could spend all day at the movies!

I don’t love eggs but your breakfast looks DELICIOUS!

Treadmill on Wednesday for an easy, steady run. And back to the treadmill this morning for some intervals. Also, love body pump…have fun!

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Those eggs look delicious! My favorite eggs Benedict are over an English muffin with spinach and fresh tomatoes. Mmmm.

I haven’t used a treadmill in about a week! I am going to try to get outside and run run run as much as possible!

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I used a treadmill yesterday and plan to do it again today. We have way too much snow on the ground to be outside – if I go out I would most likely slip and break something and that will not help me get back to running after this stupid stress fracture!

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I used the treadmill on Thursday, I need to get on it again today.

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I haven’t used a treadmill since I was on vacation in Mexico in September. I actually enjoy cold weather running, so I don’t think I will be going back anytime soon!

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I was on the treadmill for some speedwork on Thanksgiving morning. It actually wasn’t horrible since it was only 3 miles. I once did 17 on a treadmill. It wasn’t as bad as it sounds but I never want to do it again! What’s the biggest distance you ever did on a treadmill??? I know you love yours, so I bet you have clocked some serious miles!

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I read The Book Thief a few months ago and it was such a beautiful book. So, so sad but so sweet and heartwarming, too. I love the casting of Geoffrey Rush as her adoptive father! I’m not sure I can see the movie without crying the whole way through, though.

Best way to have eggs benedict: with crab/lobster on top! Takes it to another level :)

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That whole delicious spread and now all I can think about is diet coke! I have to get me some!

I like my eggs scrambled or sunny side up so that I can pop the yolks, which I’ve been told is gross but I love it anyways.

Today I am going to work early because the running store where I work is having a giant sale over the weekend! Busy day ahead! Hope you’re having a good day, you picked a beautiful weekend to be in CA!

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Have fun at the pump class! I have always wanted to try that class but I have been too chicken to go. Have a great day and I can’t wait to see you and Brooke reunited! xoxo

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I love Eggs Benedict! My favorite is when it’s with Smoked Salmon! YUM!

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Just ran on the TM this am.
In the car on the way to Chris’s grandparents Christmas. They are snowbirds and want to hightail it to FL.

Love a good hotel room nap! The curtains can leave it pitch black. Oh love it, now I want a nap.

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I have the book thief on my kindle waiting to be read. My Saturday plans are consisting of heading home from a night away and taking my daughter to the doctor. She’s been sick these past few holidays and only seems to be getting worse :(

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I hope that your daughter feels better soon!!

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Great pic of you & Brooke! :)

I’m off to use the treadmill this morning!

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Hi Janae :) I’ve read all your blog posts so I’m up to speed on how you used to drink a lot of D Coke, quit, and now you’re treating yourself again. I’m just wondering what you feel like diet coke does for you to help you through this hard time and the even harder days without Brookers. Also, I gather hat you’re going to stop drinking it again once (I’m assuming) your divorce ends…what’s your reason for quitting again? I hope this isn’t too personal, I was mostly just wondering because of your above comment about binge-drinking it when you don’t have Brooke. For the record, I’m not passing any judgement! Diet coke is obviously a much healthier coping mechanism than a lot of people probably turn to and if it makes you happy I don’t think you should stop! You might want to turn to it more than you would think after you give it up next time and I hope you don’t beat yourself up for that. Allow yourself whatever makes you happy because you deserve it.

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cute pic of you and Brooke:) My favorite way to eat eggs is to have it fried with extra sharp cheese and jam on an english muffin. Mmmmm!

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Sounds like a fun couple of days for you! I am so glad you have so much love and support around you. Saturday plans = run + yoga + lunch/shopping with my husband. I am completely an eggs person but have not tried benedict. I really just love a fried egg with toast and bacon (of course). I used a treadmill last week and have a feeling I am going to have to later this week….it is gonna get COLD. Have a wonderful weekend, girl!!

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Just wanted to say you look absolutely beautiful Janae and I am thinking and praying for you this weekend! I know it is a tough one…. Keep your head up and keep being the wonderful mama you are!

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I just got done with 10 miles – it felt great!! I have church later then I’m going to a friends and we’re baking CHRISTMAS COOKIES!!

I’ve never had eggs benedict. I do like eggs but I rarely eat them because I’m terrible at making them!

The last time I ran on a treadmill is last winter. I really really don’t want to run on one this year. I hate them!!

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That picture of Brooke & you makes me smile every time :) Last time I used a treadmill wasssssss yesterday. And I’m running 6 miles on it today! I much prefer to run outside but I don’t have a running buddy :(

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I can’t wait to see the Book Theif. I read the book and really loved it… I’m always nervous about seeing movies made from books so I’m glad that you liked it! I ran on a treadmill a couple of weeks ago.. we’ve had some wonderfully clear weather lately! (That ended today!)

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My Saturday plans are football and leftovers! I don’t really like the sauce on eggs benedict, but I love fried eggs. I use my treadmill all the time…since I got pregnant and told no running, it’s used primarily for walking!

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Tis the season to put up the Christmas decorations, listen to Christmas songs, and drink plenty of hot chocolate!

I have never run on a treadmill before; I love running in the cold! Doesnt everyone just love it when their sweat freezes and turns into sweat-sicles?!?

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Just got home from cleaning the church. I should head to the gym soon. Then it’s lunch with a good friend and then the USU vs BYU basketball game tonight with my siblings. Woohoo!

Love that picture of cute Brooke.

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Love love that picture of you and Brook! Thanks for sharing. I am so glad to hear your review of the movie, I would like to see it too. I have a feeling that will make me cry a little so I am not sure if I will see in the theater or just wait until I can see it at home. Love eggs benedict. There is a place here that makes them a little different: made with softest yummiest biscuits, chopped spinach and tomatoes, and crumbled bacon, the eggs and sauce the same. So good. Obviously I am hungry and going on about this so I must go and eat. I hope you have a good day with your family and hopefully you can bring your Mom to the beach today:)

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run/brunch is the best. really, really amazingly cute picture.

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Hi Janae, Where is your headband from? {I think you have mentioned it before!}. I want to get one! :) Thanks!

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Hey! It is from lululemon!

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AWESOME! Thank you :)

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I like my eggs poached, and I have to admit that I’m not even quite sure what eggs benedict is….. :)
The last time I used a treadmill was…..I can’t remember….last winter sometime? I do use it fairly often (once a week-ish) in the winter if the trails are really snowy/icy.

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I’ve never tried eggs Benedict!

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Oh my word! That picture of you and Brooke is too cute!

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Hi Janae! I ate eggs benedict today…loved seeing that you did too (yesterday). Adding avocado to mine would have made it even better! Have a great rest of your weekend.

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Scrambled all the way. I’m very original with my eggs, although, occasionally I’ll go crazy and have an omelet.

I haven’t been on a treadmill in months and months. But yesterday I bought my first jogging stroller ever (at a garage sale for $15…I know!) and I took her for a spin this morning with my one year old inside and my 4 year old on her bike next to me. I LOVED it! Everything is pretty flat here in Mesa, so it wasn’t too much harder than running without one. Plus, my daughter kept me on a pretty good pace while she peddled next to me. I think I might be in love with my jogging stroller :)

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That movie is SO GOOD. And so beautifully done. The girl…she is just LUMINOUS. Her eyes remind me of Lauren from Health on the Run. So glad you’re surrounding yourself with friends and that your mom is still around. And diet Coke….drink up if you need to, girl. You’ll make it through.

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1. Traveling home.
2. Eggs benedict is amazing, though maybe a little too rich for me to have on a regular basis (which is saying a lot because I love rich foods!).
3. *crossed fingers* I hope, hope, hope to jump on the treadmill today, after a long, injury-related hiatus. *toes crossed too*

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I just saw a preview for The Book Thief yesterday and it looks SO GOOD!!! I definitely need to see it! I’m not an eggs benedict fan, I’d rather have an egg breakfast sandwich :) It’s the Hollandaise sauce- just not my cup of tea.

xo

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So glad to hear that there are so many good reviews of The Book Thief! I remember bawling like a baby when I read it.

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I ran on the treadmill today for 22 seconds. I just wasn’t Into it this morning. Im trying something different other than running lately even though I really miss running.

I dont think ive ever had eggs benedict. IM an omelet girl when I go out for breakfast. I make my eggs over medium at home.

We r off to see a movie with the family today.
Enjoy your Saturday!

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My plans for today involve brunch with high school friends and a wedding. I ran on the hotel treadmill this morning too! And eggs Benedict are one of my favorite meals ever.

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I had eggs benedict this morning because we went out for breakfast. They’re my all-time fave for restaurant breakfast meals, when I make them at home they never turn out as amazing.

I want to see The Book Thief too, glad you liked it! When do you get Brooke back? Do you have your iPhone timer counting down again this time?

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I usually go for the sweet stuff at breakfast too. If I can the best is to have pancakes, eggs, AND bacon! My plans for today are pretty mellow. Just spent some time napping with the pups and probably taking them to the dog park in a bit. Then out to dinner and hopefully some froyo!

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I can’t remember the last time I used a treadmill..it was probably at least 6 months ago. I would much rather run outside, but once the weather gets bad here I guess I will get back to the treadmill.

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Last treadmill use: yesterday. I was doing some catch up shred workouts and got my RunStreak mile in on the treadmill. I’m trying to decide whether to suck it up and do a few miles outside tonight or on the treadmill again. I’m thinking treadmill, it’s already down to the 20s out there now.

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I am at Lake Tahoe right now and I got to do 12 miles this morning. It was chilly but wonderful and sunny :)

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Eggs Benedict is delicious! I usually have mine in the form of fried egg sandwiches.

I think the last time I was on a treadmill was over a year ago. I miss having access to one when it’s cold out!

I busted out the Christmas decorations today – I love having the tree up!

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I thought you were running on the Los gatos creek trail last night! I looked for you today but I think I run there later than you would. Anyways los gatos creek cafe is INCREDIBLE. I hate breakfast and their hash browns rock my world. Hope you are enjoying norcal!

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Just saw the Book Thief and it’s SO GOOD! It stayed very true to the book. The whole theater was crying by the end!

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We are putting up our Christmas decorations!!! Love your sweater by the way!

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I love me some simple and plain scrambled eggs! Delicious!

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What a cute photo of you and Brooke! I went on a chocolate tour in Georgetown, DC today and thought of you! It was a lot of fun popping into stores and getting samples haha. My photos are on IG @kay819 if you’re feeling like a chocolate fix ha!

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I love making eggs benedict with Salmon…NUMMERS! Love the cute photo of little Brooke. What a sweetie pie. :)

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I’ve never had eggs Benedict either. It looks really good! I love going to eat right after a run! I get you built up an appetite! My mom’s dog was really sick so I skipped my run yesterday to be there for them. He’s my dog too, the little brother I never had. Lol. I was last on a treadmill friday! Love that picture of you & Brooke! That smile is the sweetest thing!

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Hi Janae! I used the treadmill this morning at 4:30 AM, 5 wonderful miles while watching Glee season 4 on netflix. Favorite way to have eggs would be omelet style with as much veggies as I can stuff in it. Yum! I bet you cannot wait to see Brooke soon! Be strong!

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We got our Christmas tree on Saturday, but that was about all of the excitement I could take for the day and I spent the rest of the day rereading the Hunger Games trilogy.

The Book Thief looks so good!

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We were pretty much lazy Saturday. Had to recover from moving right before Thanksgiving.
Eggs Benedict is amazing!! Glad you stepped outside your comfort zone and tried something new!

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I try to read your blog after I eat a meal so I’m full and your yummy food pictures don’t make me ravenously hungry… Today I didn’t and I’m rummaging through my coworkers desk for candy! I love Eggs Benedict!!

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