I told you—>  No matter how badly I don’t want to get out of my bed in the morning I always will when I have friends to meet.  The three of us did 7 miles @ an average pace of 7:51 and it was probably the best run I had all month because I just really like running with people.  

I am spoiled with great running partners and I will never be able to go back to the days of never getting bored as I run thousands of miles on my treadmill again.

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The latest running fashion statement of awesome socks.  I have a weird obsession with cool socks and I always notice everyone’s socks right off the bat.

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3 of my college bffs are in town for Christmas and we had our reunion.   Waffles that are 4 inches…  Don’t mind if I do.

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After three hours of talking they were ready to try the delicious dirty diet cokes that I always talk about.  In case you are wondering, Brooke did knock my drink over moments after this picture was taken.  

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The beginning of a beautiful friendship.   

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We also had to get a picture with our college mascot (no, we didn’t drive there just for the picture but couldn’t help getting one since we were already right there).

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After having a badly cracked windshield for a year, Brooke and I finally went to get it fixed.  Isn’t it beautiful?  I don’t know why I feel the need to tell you every detail of my day but I just do.

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For dinner Paige and I had the great idea to order in pizzas.  It has been way to long since I have had pizza and I never want to go that long without it again.  

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Running with people outside again today… that means 2 good runs in one week.  That hasn’t happened in a while:)  Enjoy every second of your weekend!!!

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FAVORITE place to get pizza from?

What is your weekend run going to be?  Inside or outside?

How did you spend your Friday night?

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I’m so jealous that despite the tundra you have over there you have so much freedom and training partners. That has got to be nice. I’m glad to not have spent a ton of time so far on the treadmill this winter. Though the worst weather is yet to come right?

It looks like you had a lot of fun. I went to bed pretty early last night which was really nice to catch up on some sleep that I’ve missed this last week traveling.

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So jealous of all your running friends! I don’t have people to run with when I’m home but usually it’s okay because I do like running alone too. I haven’t had pizza in a few weeks but now you have me wanting it for dinner. My Friday might was dinner with my cousins followed by froyo aka recipe for a perfect night. Have a great weekend janae!

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The first thing I tell my clients is to find a workout buddy if they can, because if they know someone is meeting them to run, walk, or lift weights, they’ll get up much easier than if they’re working out alone! It’s the same for me and running, too! Who wants to run alone later, when you can have a party on the trail with your friends? :-)

Those waffles look delicious!

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I wish I had friends to run with, but I don’t. There is a running store close to my house that does Saturday fun runs. I need to go, but I just haven’t.
Love cheese pizza with ranch! Amazing.
Have an awesome day!

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I love Mellow Mushrooms pizza!!

Hopefully my lungs can get me 10 miles tomorrow!

Spent my Friday night celebrating my baby brothers 22nd birthday at an amazing Mexican restaurant

Running with friends is always better!!!!

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Outdoor run for me!

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I love allll pizza, but my fave is the family owned place in my town. Nothing like it. :)

I went for an awesome 5 mile run yesterday outside and will definitely be running outside this weekend- its gonna be a real heat wave- maybe 40degrees!

None of my friends run – but sometimes my kids (teenagers) will run with me. I love it when they do!!

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It’s awesome to run outside with friends! I love running with other people when I can, which isn’t as often as I’d like. Enjoy your run today!

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Yay for great running friends!!! I need to find people who love to run that live closer or start running with my daughter (in a stroller). Hmm…
Looks like you had a great day yesterday.
It’s raining here in South Florida so off to the gym I’ll go this morning to jog inside. :( but hopefully some revenge tv will make the run tolerable. Tomorrow I’m shooting for 10 miles outside!
Best pizza. Homemade on the grill. Delish!!!

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Last night we went to a new sushi restaurant where my fiancee got an appropriately named “out of control roll” and then went to the movies to see “Wolf of Wall Street” (good movie but super loooonnnggg).
My run today is going to be outside. I’m drinking my coffee and will be heading out soon.
Happy Saturday! :)

Karen @karenlovestorun

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Friday night called for take out P.F Chang’s and a movie. 2 longish runs outside scheduled for this weekend….earlier this week I realized I have a 10 mile race in 3 weeks and should probably start running seriously again.

Mellow Mushroom is our favorite place for pizza!

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What fun times with your friends! I love your blog just the way it is and you can continue sharing all with us, no problem. I am not much of a pizza person. If we eat pizza its homemade and so yummy and fun because we can pick our own toppings like: artichoke hearts, banana peppers, red onions. We have made taco pizza and BLT pizza. Maybe you could try to it is lots of fun with kids:)

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It was just me and my 12-year-old son home last night and we had a great night, just being together. I actually had huge Belgian waffles for dinner on Christmas night…. they’re just one of my favorites. Oh and they included chocolate chips too! Have a fabulous run and weekend!

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I just ate jelly toast for breakfast and put a piece of cheese on top (testing out you jelly on grilled cheese….sort of) it was delicious!!!!
Watched some football last night. And no lie, every time BYU plays Chris makes mention of my running friend at least 3 times.

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I hope you had a great reunion! I wanna try one of those diet cokes!

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Oh my gosh that pizza looks amazing! I really need to try a dirty diet coke one of these days though :) favorite place to get pizza is a neighborhood place where I lived in Philly 7 years ago but sadly I haven’t had it since college!

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I’m so jealous of all of your running partners! I just moved to NYC and haven’t found anyone to run with yet. I run at about your pace. This cold weather has me less than motivated to go out for a run!

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We love papa johns! And today’s run is in Albuquerque so I’m a little nervous about the altitude killing me haha but excited to have a gorgeous view :)

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Enjoy your run @ high altitude! I live in CO and love running at sea level when we go on vacation…it is so much easier :)

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I’m running outside! which as you can see I’m really happy about, I’ve been able to do all my runs outside this week and it’s 100 x better than the treadmill

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running outside is SO much better then the treadmill, it’s not even a comparison

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mmm pizza! no long run for me this week because it’s a recovery week for me :)

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I am not too picky with pizza. I think I love it all! And I like making it from scratch, too. Friday night = relaxing & watching bowl games on TV. Today’s run was outside–WONDERFUL. I feel like a different person if I can run outside. ENJOY your weekend, Janae.

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My favorite pizza is homemade, especially white pizza! Last week I made a chicken Caesar pizza. Um, yummmmmmmmm.
My run today will be outside-it’s a balmy 39 degrees. Ah, warmth!
Enjoy your Saturday!

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I always make homemade sourdough pizza that we love. But I also love the pizza from Pizzeria Limone!

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You’re so much more dedicated in your running than I am! I’d love to think I’d still run in the snow but I know that I probably wouldn’t!

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I love reading your blog every day :)

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About to head for my weekend run right now. Running at the gym on the treadmill with my mom because of the rain here. And I was in bed by 10pm on Friday night. I am a maw maw when it comes to getting sleep.

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I love socks as well! The brighter the better! This weekend the run is going to be inside but with my best friend! :)
Friday was spent doing some returns and hanging out with my parents-in-laws!

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Chicago pizza has to be my favorite….and New York! I found out I’m sensitive to gluten and pizza is the worst part of that breakup. I actually just blogged about it yeaterday. (Insert crocodile tears)

I need some running buddies who are willing to run my distances:( my boyfriend will only go up to 6 with me then I’m on my own. I scheduled for 9 today so I am about to get after it!

Friday night was Bison Nacho’s followed by Christmas candy and a movie marathon!

I forgot how to work and am just going to die when I have to go back on Monday! Happy Saturday and Happy Running!!

Did you get any tuning gear for Christmas HRG?
Can you give me an advice on water or gel packs for my first half! I’m fairly confident I would rather make it without them as I have never used either on my long runs (currently 9 is my max)? Any advice is appreciated!
Brooke
http://www.sweetnsweaty.com

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My favorite pizza is definitely homemade! We spent Friday night at a friend’s house- she made us sea bass and fed me chocolate mousse cake! mmmm.

Heading out to run shortly- it is supposed to be above freezing :)

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I like Costco Pizza, really, it’s good. My run this weekend is outside but a short one because I’m still sick which is why I spend last night huddled with the doggies in bed watching movies. I love netflix, don’t you?

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I did my favorite bare foot run on the Huntington beach yesterday on the edge of the water. It was even more amazing than usual because I wore calf compression sleeves. Best run of the year!!!

As for pizza, of course Pizzaeri 712 but I also love a margarihita pizza from Terra Mia.

Off to run in wine country of San Diego county. Sadly, your snowy runs in Utah make me sad to come home. :(

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My husbands pizza is the best – and that’s what he made us for dinner last night! …and then we started on season 2 of Burn Notice on Netflix = perfect night on the couch together

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Favorite place to have pizza delivered when lazy is Domino’s!! They are great because i can’t eat cheese anymore and their cheese-less pizza is amazing. No cheese, grilled chicken and onions. Try it! So good.

My weekend run will be tomorrow and outside. Not only is the treadmill insanely boring to me, my entire left leg hurts within 5 minutes of running on them. No bueno.

My Friday night was spent teaching a spin class :) and then sushi on my couch and promptly falling asleep 5 mins after. perfect.

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So fun to have friends home for Christmas! I had pizza last night too from a new pizza place I hadn’t been to before. It was ok. I really like Papa John’s.

I’m hoping to get in a run today but I don’t want to push too far since my foot hurt so badly after my run on Tuesday. We’ll see how it goes.

I have lots of car things to do today: oil change, snow tires, battery might need replacing. All I’m seeing is $$$$$ flying out of my wallet ;)

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The sweatshirt looks so cute on her :-).

I just finished 10.5 very chilly miles with friends.

High school friends lunch today!

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I have plans to get an easy 3 miles done tomorrow at some point :) Hoping for anything about 18 degrees lol

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Hello!
I love your blog, you are so inspiring! I just recently started a blog directed towards eating well and being well while away at college. I would love it if you and other would be willing to check it out! Here it is eatingwellbeingwell.com
Thanks!

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Running inside because of ice. I actually fell getting out of the car. We had a party at great grandma’s house. Too many people in a tiny house. Couldn’t help but feel the love.

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I’m drooling over your pizza!!! I love Papa Murphy’s or just standard Pizza Hut. I love a good stuffed crust pizza :)
It’s been crazy warm here the past couple of days so all of my runs have been outside!!! It’s so much easier to get up and go when you can be outside. I’ve never ran with anyone before, I’m just a loner. I bet if I tried it I would like it, but I guess I just like my “me” time. Have a great weekend!

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After some freezing cold, 2 pairs of pants days, I am excited to run outside today My thermometer says 40 degrees, but it’s sunny so it should feel pretty good!

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That pizza looks so good right now. We usually get pizza from papa johns. I love fire roasted pizza more. We discovered a place called old school pizzeria in north las vegas while we were there a few weeks ago and I really loved it! My kids sat and watched their pizza being made. Giovanni is the owner. How can u not buy pizza from a guy named Giovanni?

I’m having such a hard time getting up early lately too. I used to get up at 6 am every day to exercise but ive been sleeping in (til 7am) for months now. I guess my body needs the rest. Good for u getting your run in today. Now u just have to set up running dates for all the other days in the week. Im sure you could find a few regulars for each day.

Last night I drove my mom to lax airport in rush hour traffic. (Shes going to visit the family in utah) Then I worked on a photobook for my 3 yr old baby ;). Shes the only one who doesn’t have one yet. They take so much time to put together no wonder I dont have more of them.

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It’s a gross day outside today, so I’ll be working out indoors today! I’m trying to get over a pretty nasty cold so my workout will probably be light and relatively easy- I’ll probably stick to the elliptical! Wish I could run outside though!

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Best pizza Pizzeria Regina in Boston! It is the best pizza and I miss it. There is only one pizza place in Seattle that comes close that is Italian Family Pizza.
I always run outside, today it was five miles around the Whistler Golf Course.

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There’s an awesome place in a neighborhood in Charlotte called NoDa that has the BEST gluten free pizza I’ve ever tried. Seriously amazing. It’s called Revolution in case you decide to come to the east coast :)

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That pizza looks soo good! I love the cheesy bite crust. I would say my favorite pizza is from Barro pr Pizza Hut haha!!

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Running in the snow seems like such a challenge!! I would be so scared, but that’s because I have never lived anywhere it snows, so I don’t even know how to walk in it without being super cautious haha! YAY for running with friends! That is seriously the best! :)

xo

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I have a bunch of favorite pizza places – it depends on where I am! I can’t go very many days without it. We recently tried Round Table’s Maui Zaui pizza with Polynesian sauce and it was surprisingly good! But my absolute favorite would be Popolo’s in Fresno.

I did short 4 miler this morning, probably go long tomorrow. Outside, of course!

We watched the sunset from Ka’ena Point on Oahu (my husband saw 2 whales! I was distracted and missed them!), then had dinner at the Disney Aulani resort.

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Yum! those pizza’s look amazing. I am a big fan of thin crust pizzas in fact we just ordered a delicious one on Christmas Eve! Now i want pizza…

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Running with friends is a great pick me up for me.. problem is… I don’t have many friends that run! haha.. sometimes I go to the trail when I know it will be busy and say hi and smile to everyone when I go by because they are all my friends ;)

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I love getting pizza from a local Italian joint. SOOOO good!

Ran my 10 miles outside today. It wasn’t the best run, but I survived and I’m glad it’s over.

And I spent my Friday night falling asleep as I watched some Mad Men. Party animal! ;)

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I haven’t ran in a week! Between the holidays, work, family, not sleeping well, cold temps, I haven’t been able to get myself out there. Tomorrow. Tomorrow I’m going to run, no matter what.
Friday I had drinks with friends for my bday and then hit up Walmart with my daughter.

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My Friday night consisted of Korean BBQ with friends from out of town while watching UW Huskies VS BYU bowl game (GO Huskies!) then karaoke’d until we passed out. Yes, it was the best Friday night I’ve had in a long time. Great friends, great food, great fun.

And can I just say running 6 miles this morning never hurt so good. : D Have a great weekend!

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Haha. Gotta love kids at that age–did you get a refill?!? I sure hope so :)

mmmmm PIZZA!!!

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Snowy runs make me drool! Happy holidays!!!

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Favorite pizza: The Slab and Pizzeria Seven Twelve in Provo! Sooooo delish!

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My running partner finally had her baby, so I am really excited to get back to doing weekly long runs with her. Running with someone is always so much better. I have a strange thing with shoes and teeth. I always notice what shoes people are wearing and what their teeth look like right off the bat. I’ve never noticed socks before, though! Have a fantastic weekend!!

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I have no favorite pizza here in DC :( i’ve tried many places but nothing beats my hometown’s Aurelio’s back in Munster, IN.

Weekend run is gonna be outside late afternoon cause it’s supposed to rain in the AM.

Have a good weekend Janae!

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My favorite pizza place is the restaurant my husband works at. He makes the entrees, not the pizza, but he brings home pizza often and it’s DELISH. My long run today was outside and it was GORGEOUS! I have the same fascination with socks. In my mind, the brighter and more gaudy, the better!

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I ran outside in the POURING FREEZING rain! And I saw only three runners all morning, all of us tough as nails ;-)
I’ve been appreciating some of the older posts from your injury days as I attempt to return to running injury-free. I’m trying to imitate your smart, strong running without lapsing into my old bad habits (no stretching, only running, no strength). Thanks for the info and inspiration!

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OUTSIDE! And I actually have you to thank! It was 20 degrees here this morning and I really wanted to stay inside and veg (I’m from the south….that’s cold to me :) ) Then, I thought of you running in single digits and snow so I had a great run outside, thank you!
Fave pizza is a local place called Blue Mountain Pizza.

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Papa Murphy’s pizza is the best! The one with the THICK braided crust, omg rocks my world!!! :) glad u have been having some awesome runs with good company

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I’m so jealous you have friends that will get up early to run with you!! Also Im having pizza for dinner – stuffed crust!! http://nyviewsnikeshoes.com

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I need to know, how cold is too cold? We are in the homeland and the highs are pretty low.

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Agreed! Running with other people beats treadmill runs every time! I rarely eat pizza. Isn’t that sad? But I’ve got a place in my neighborhood that makes the best grandma Sicilian square, thin crust pizza. SOOOOO good. I love square pizza.

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I absolutely love running with others but have to admit that sometimes a solo treadmll run is just what I need to clear my head. My Friday night was spent watching Blackfish and eating cookies. It was perfection :)

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Mmmm. Pizza Hut plus a lot of local pizza places:) Jealous of your dirty diet coke place! I’ll be running inside this weekend. Cute socks! This comment is too random!

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We have this local pizza place and it’s my favorite pizza in the whole wide world. It’s literally the only reason I never want to leave my hometown! I think I’m going to take the weekend off from running – I had a basketball game today and I am sooore!

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Her eyes are the bluest of blue. I did that cracked windshield for over a year thing, too. It was so exciting when I got it fixed. I should have blogged about it ;-)

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My BFF and I had the most amazing run this morning. 14 miles of pure fun and beautiful scenery and weather. Feeling very lucky to live where I do.

The pizza we seem to eat most often is Costco. $10 for huge pizzas is hard to beat.

Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!

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Running with friends is awesome. Tell us more about how your running training is going. Enjoy the holidays!

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Hooray for outdoor runs! I got outside today and did a slow, bit much needed 6 miles. It was glorious!
Um, favorite pizza is really any pizza…I’m not too picky so long as it is in my belly :)

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-My FAVORITE place to get pizza from is Boston Pizza! There perogie pizza is amazing.
-Weekend run will be out side on the trails behind my house! I love trail running, especially in the winter because I cannot run on the roads because there is so much ice!
-Friday night was spent watching movies, cleaning up my bedroom, eating christmas dinner leftovers and christmas cookies!
-Pinterest is my favourite because I don’t have a Facebook and I only use Twitter for my blog! Plus, Pinterest just rocks.

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What a great day! I love catching up with old friends :o)

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i love your horseshoe sweater…where is it from??

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There is this amazing pizza place in New York called Grimaldi’s and whenever I am visiting my family we make sure to go there. I always eat wayyy more pizza than I should!

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This makes me realize that I really need to find a running group. I know I’d be more motivated to get up bright and early if I had people waiting for me.

That snow looks awesome. I look forward to the next few wintry months. :-)

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I love that you tell us every bit of your day. I find sometimes that when I am blogging that I do that same thing now.

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Ha- your college mascot is hilarious!

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