I need your help with an important matter.

Just the usual dance party with my sister in the driveway.  When dancing we both do the robot for 90% of the time.  It is kind of our signature move.  

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The monthly niece date went down last night.  

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One of my nieces is here visiting from Kentucky and so I let her choose where we went for dinner and dessert.

Cafe Rio love runs in my family’s blood.  We can’t help our genetics.  

Brooke now says CHEESE and smiles as big as she can when I get the camera out.

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And for dessert she chose to go for dipped ice cream cones 

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And last but not least, we went on a walk and along the way we saw that the porta potties for the marathon are already set up along the course.  Things are getting serious.  

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After dropping my three dates off it was Netflix (Scrubs:) for me followed by an early bed time because at least I can control getting enough sleep before the race!

I could not agree more with this (except there needs to be an easy running % too):

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As Josse pointed out, the Marathon Gods are watching out for us by giving us cooler temps for race day.  

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MOST IMPORTANTLY… I need your help on deciding my race day outfit because it is such an important matter that needs serious consideration.  

Which one!?!

1,2,3 or decide the morning of because it really isn’t that big of a deal;)

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Finish the sentence:  I am stoked for this weekend because _________________.

Who is racing this weekend?  Where?  What?

Ideal racing temperature?

48 degrees.

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I hope you have a blast on your marathon and feel great!! I pick outfit #2, they are all cute of course but those colors just grabbed me.

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I vote for #2..love the yellow and reddish shorts! Good luck!

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#2 is a super funtime!

I’m excited for the weekend because I’ll get to go on a long walk & get an ice cream cone with my husband & baby (well, sadly, no ice cream for baby yet!). My son will be six weeks old on Sunday–so that’s exciting too! Can’t wait to start running again!

Ideal race temp=55. Yay!

GOOD LUCK!!!! You’re going to rock it!!!! Have SO MUCH FUN!

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I vote for outfit #1. Best of luck tomorrow!

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#3 – I LOVE those shorts… where are they from?! Good Luck!

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Outftit 1! Simple! :)

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#2! I love the back of top #3 but I think it would be too hot with the black.

Good luck!!! You’ll do awesome, no doubt.

I stoked for this weekend because I am going to Cape Cod to see my dad – walk along the bike path, go for ice cream, watch t.v., jump in the pool/ocean. Awesome.

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#2 as I have the same tank top and I adore it – so comfy! Actually: distance shorts from #1 and tank top from #2 ;)

GOOD LUCK GIRL! I have my goal 10K in Central Park tomorrow and I’m literally freaking out.

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Outfit #1
And outfit choices are a very serious matter. ;)
I’m am stoked for this weekend b/c I get to run my first marathon!!
Good luck tomorrow! I hope you have a great race and no sign of injury!

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I love #1!!

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2! that bright shirt is so fun!

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I vote #2- yellow and red say “I’m fast!”

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My favorite temps to run in are between 65 and 73 degrees. Warm enough I’m comfortable in a tank and shorts, cool enough I’m not sweating buckets!

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girlfriend where did you get the middle & right pairs of shorts? you can’t just sneak cute stuff in like that & not share where they’re from ;)

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Hahahah thank you! Middle is oiselle and right is brooks!

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gracias! :) you’re gonna look fab in all of them, obviously.

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Def outfit #2- Gryffindor colors! Good luck tomorrow!

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I never comment on ur blog posts which is weird bc I read them obsessively!! But this one I have to comment on — outfit 3, and I LOVE love love those shorts, do tell where they came from! :)

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Thank you so so much Lindsay! They are from brooks!

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Running my first marathon tomorrow, very excited for the cooler temps!

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Yellow vest, patterned shorts…. Good luck from the south coast of England :)

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Good luck this weekend!! I’m super excited to find out how the pool running treated you. And I’m loving #3 with the print shorts! :)

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I like #1

I’m running my first half marathon tomorrow, and I’m scared & excited at the same time. It’s a small race, but when the rules include “Any runner stealing a horse to ride to the finish will be disqualified” I think it’s a good sign. (We’re running through farmland near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta).

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Go with the most comfortable outfit… Race day is way too big to get annoyed by funny clothing rubs by mile 7!
I am stoked for this weekend because it is cousin weekend! My two nephews are in town for my kids…
Still no running for another four weeks… drat that doctor! She has robbed me of eight weeks of blissful mental detox!!

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#3. The tank is so cute and I love the shorts! I’ll be sending you good vibes on your marathon as I run the Lake of the Woods 15K in Oregon!

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I like #1, the blue is a pretty color.

I’m excited for this weekend cause I’m going to a Word Camp on Saturday.

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Good luck, Janae! I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow and sending you speedy thoughts!
I like the oiselle shorts (plus they have a bunch of pockets!) with tank #2!

Thanks for being the “is pool running as awesome as they say?” guinea pig for the rest of us!

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Move your yellow tank to your #3 shorts. :)

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I’m super excited for this weekend because my hubby and I will be moving into our first house! I feel like a grown up just saying it… hehe

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#1! THey’re all cute though. I really hope it goes well and your leg does not get worse. I’ll be cheering!!

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Definitly outfit #3 and good luck!!

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#3! I love them all though!
I am excited for this weekend because I get to do a 10-miler on Saturday with some of my favorite people!

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#1, but the shorts from #1 with the top from #2 would be my pick.

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LOVE the shorts from #3!!

Running a 10k this weekend and can’t wait! :)

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#3 without a doubt!!

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3 because I adore those shorts! This weekend, I’m excited to see the boyfriend’s (pregnant) sister in law! We’re getting a nephew in about 8 weeks :-D

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I love #3!!

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#2- Bright and happy like you :)

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#3! I am racing this weekend…my first 12k! Tacoma, WA Sound 2 Narrows!

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You need to wear purple because I have done many clinical studies (while running) that prove that 99% of the time wearing purple makes you run faster every time.

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#3- Those shorts are fab!

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#3…Have fun and finish with a smile. Trail race on Sun. in Hebron, CT. :)

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# 2 – cute combo

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I am such a pain, but I like the yellow shirt and the black shorts. Out of the three options you gave, I would pick #1. I hope you have a fun day!

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Love #3 but as someone mentioned if it’s going to be hot black may not be the best idea, so I like #2.

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I’d say #2 (Yellow = sunny, bright, positive!).

But I don’t know what your shoes and socks are gonna look like??

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My dear! I am so happy you made it to the start line! All outfits are super fast looking, so I don’t think you can go wrong. I’m stoked for this weekend because…

I’M RUNNING MY FIRST UTAH VALLEY MARATHON!

Hope to see you there! Best of luck, speedy pants.

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I’m loving that far right outfit!!!! I’d love a pair of those awesome shorts! :D Super duper luck tomorrow Janae!

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I am stoked this weekend because I am taking the twins to Australia’s first autism friendly performance of The Lion King – I’m pumped!!!
Good luck in your marathon if you decide to go ahead. If you decide your injury means you aren’t ready – that takes a lot of strength to make that decision too.
Good luck either way. And either outfit 2 or 3 – both are gorgeous.

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It’s adorable that the nieces are holding hands in that picture.
RED dipped cones?! Strawberry or red-colored chocolate?

Outfit #2!

Good luck!!!!!

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I’m hoping I can get used to running in shorts soon. I got chaffed really bad on my upper… upper thigh (lol), after my second long to me run… a 10k.

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Good luck on the race!! #3. Love those shorts!!!

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#2 to match your sunny disposition. Have a great race tomorrow! You are going to crush it.
Ideal temp is about 45 degrees. Prefer running in the cold than in the heat.

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Good luck! I say outfit 3.

And, I did not need to know Scrubs was on Netflix! ;) one more show to add to my netflix queue.

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Didn’t you once do a whole post about how your run faster in yellow? Maybe I ‘m remembering something else. Either way, good luck!

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You are soooooooo right!!!!!

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Wear #2, the bright yellow with make you stand out. I’m racing this weekend also, a 50k in the Marin Headlands in the SF Bay area. My first Ultra distance! Race is tomorrow as well, so I’m there with ya in tapering, eating too many carbs and over-hydrating. You’ll be great tomorrow! Your body can do a lot more than your mind will tell you it can, push through the mental games and go for it!

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Good luck for tomorrow! I’d go for outfit no. 3, love the shorts!

I am stoked for the weekend because I’m in Brazil right now visiting family and got tickets to see the soccer game Ecuador vs. Switzerland in Brasilia. Excited!!

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I’m running a 10 miler tomorrow. I’m jealous of the weather you will have! Its supposed to be in the 80s here. I vote for outfit #2. And I love those “marathon facts”! Best of luck!! You will do great!

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Outfit #1! Good luck tomorrow. I’m sure you will do fantastic. I am stoked for the weekend because tomorrow is my Friday and I need a day off.

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The outfit on the right!

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#2 love bright colors! Will help your cheering section find you!

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I love #3 but those are my favorite colors ever. Neutrals. S’pose it’s too hot for black? So cute. I’d wear it anyway. But I am known for really bad decisions that way.

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Outfit #2, for sure.

I am stoked for this weekend because I have no set plans, other than a group trail run on Saturday morning. But that’s fun, so it doesn’t count :)

My ideal racing temperature is probably around 50 degrees. I’d rather be a little chilly than too hot when I run.

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#1!!!

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Number 2! Best of luck tomorrow!

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Ideal racing temp is in the 50s. Wear the yellow! You’ll do so awesome!!!!!!!!

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I love #1 but that’s because I love Nike! Good luck with yoru run! I hope you get to enjoy it! :)

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I love the yellow so #2
Have a grat race- have fun!

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#2 for sure! Good luck tomorrow and have fun!

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#3! And I’m stoked to go to Toronto Island with a friend and have a picnic. :)

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I like #2 because the yellow is bright and everyone will be able to spot you. It will be hot though so wear whatever is most breathable. I am doing a 5K with my 22 year old baby tomorrow, her first race, and my first race since my hip stress fracture in Feb. so I psyched for both of us! Just think next Friday night this will be behind you and you will be able to relax next weekend – and plan your next race lol.

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#1 because I have the same tank in coral ;)

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Hey so you posted some good running tunes a while back.. Can’t find the date you posted .. Do you mind reporting or sending the date so I can look it up.. I am in desperate need of new music for my long run.. Good luck on your race tommorow you will nail it!!

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I am stoked this weekend because I get to run the bellin 10k in green bay, WI with MEB! Last minute decision as I have grandma’s marathon next weekend in Duluth, MN, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity! Good luck on your race!

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#3!
Cleaning the house to show for sale this weekend and looking at new house plans!
Also, a bike ride with the hubby for Father’s Day, and a special meal and movie. :-)

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Girl, it’s too not for black. #2 is the smarter choice. Have a GREAT race!

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I love the shorts in outfit #3! I pick #2 so your friends and family can find you easily as you run by in a blurr!

I am stoked for this weekend because it’s “Miles’ Annual Pancake Run” and friends from three different running groups will be running together!

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3! Those shorts are the best! Where can I snag some?

I am racing a 10k for fun in the morning.

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I vote for #2 for two reasons. First, I seem to recall your Mom got you that top from a previous post and if that ‘s the case, then it’s always great to have Mom’s support with you on course. Second, it’s my high school colors. I ran cross country in high school and sported those colors as I developed my love for running. That’s got to be a good sign! Regardless of what outfit you choose, good luck! Trust the process and enjoy the day! Can’t wait for the recap.

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#1! Have fun tomorrow!

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outfit number 3. yay. i’m so excited for you! ;-)

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I vote the 3rd outfit with the cute shorts. Good luck on your race! I’ll be cheering from China for you!

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Thinking of you and praying for you Janae! Your blog brings positive energy to so many, hope you get that back 10 fold today. Good luck!

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Number 3! LOVE those shorts! All of the luck in the race- you’ll nail it!!!

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Good luck today!!! I will be thinking about you as I run the Oakley Mini 10K in Central Park this morning! xoxo

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I vote for #2. I am stoked for this weekend as it’s actually a non-race weekend for me and it’s raining all weekend. That means I can finally concentrate on indoor projects OR watch Netflix all weekend! Either way…it’s a win!!

Good luck tomorrow….I just know your miles in the pool will serve you well!

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Finish the sentence: I am stoked for this weekend because its my niece GRADUATION party today and the family is racing in a Literacy race today before the party! Lots of 1st time runners… Excited!
We are racing a 10K but most of my fam is doing K.. You can do either distance.
I totally understand the clothing issue… I am debating right now between long sleeves and short cause its only going to be 50 at race start… hummm Then the day gets perfect and high 70s for the party!
Ideal racing temp 60!

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I like the third one cause I really like those shorts a whole bunch! Wishing you tons of good luck!

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Loved all of the outfits, but #3 is my favorite! My son does the “cheese” smile, too – it’s my favorite :)

I am stoked for the weekend because… my husband, our son (in the jogging stroller), and I just ran our first 10k together as a family! And it’s Father’s Day this weekend, which means family + food. Perfect.

Niece dates look like so much fun – those girls look like they had a blast! And they can be best friends when they grow up and have girls’ nights together :)

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Where are those black and tan shorts from?! Love.

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Love the niece date tradition. They’re all so beautiful.

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OMG number 3 is soo cute!! All look good as I’m sure you do today. Hope your leg held up alright :)

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Ha ha. A post full of lovely photos… Loved your dancing photo…
BTW, is there any video footage of your dance? :-D

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Love Brooke’s big smile! My perfect running temp is 56 and slightly misty rainy.

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I love that the nieces are so close in age- looks like they always have a great time together!

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