Sentence per picture kind of a day.

-Good thing she insisted on having her goggles on at the pool.

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-Summer, if you ever end I am going to be super grumpy about it.  

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-Literally, the best salad you will ever have (don’t mind the random fork of yakisoba noodles in the background).  

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-Two very important birthdays to be celebrated.

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-Turns out Yogurtland employees don’t get mad at you if you light your own candles and bring your friend’s absolute favorite brownies inside of their store.  

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-An early morning pump class that included at least 5,000 straddle box jumps.

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-Followed up with 30 minutes with my dear old friend, the spin bike.

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-And I came home and found Brooke reading her favorite website with my mom.

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-And some mornings you just kind of have to start with a few pieces of chocolate because you are a girl and chocolate is just kind of important sometimes.

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-An extra awesome article to check out…  have faith in yourself!

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-A recipe that I saw, drooled over and have to make asap.  

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Share a recipe that you have been dying to try!?!

Any good running articles that you have seen recently?  SHARE!!!

What was your workout today!?

Dark, milk or white chocolate.. what is your favorite?  Anyone reading NOT like chocolate?

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Summer needs to stay around for sure because I am going to be very sad when it is over. I had a swim/pool run workout + weights today. I am either milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Only white chocolate if it covers pretzels! BTW, that salad looks amazing!

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Agree about summer! I love it so much and get depression in the fall in anticipation of winter.

I haven’t worked out yet, about to get to it and debating between strength and yoga. I’m dying to run in the gorgeous weather we have today but injuries seem to keep interfering with that plan! Maybe I’ll take a page out of your book and hop on that bike today.

Also: Milk chocolate. I know I should say dark chocolate because it’s better for you but there is just nothing better than a really good quality piece of milk chocolate. Mmmmmm…

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Lol of course it’s her favorite site, it’s a site all about her! What girl wouldn’t love that?

Today I did a 45 minute bike ride, which has been a nice change of pace from running truthfully. It works my legs in a whole new way!

Dark chocolate & milk chocolate = awesome. White chocolate isn’t even real chocolate so it gets a thumbs down. Plus it’s usually too sweet for me!

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My workout today is going to be hot yoga. i’m pretty obsessed with it right now.

I have to admit i don’t like chocolate. I’m more of a sour patch, twizlers kind of gal!

Enjoy the rest of your day :)

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That article was great! I read every single word. :)

I actually made a corn concoction similar to this the other evening to put in our chicken tacos. It was awesome and I’m totally going to try this salad out!

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Workout, 7hilly miles and, wait for it, I don’t really like chocolate…GASP! I know, I’m crazy. I’d rather have a bag of chips than sweets.

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I will find a way to forgive you.

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I haven’t worked out yet today, but last night I did a 17-mile NYCM training run — my furthest run ever! I definitely had to practice a few of the traits listed in that article!!

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Hey I totally love those Acai berries you’ve got! Good choice!

This marnin’ I took a light run on the farm to recover from yesterday…did pull ups and then rode my little pony. Some days I just don’t feel like sweating much. Today was one of those:)

I’m going to super sad when summer is over as well..enjoy it while it lasts!

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What are these delectable brownies you speak of? Are they from a bakery or is there a recipe available? The best brownie recipe in the world so far, IMO, just sub out half the white sugar for brown: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/brookes-best-bombshell-brownies/

My workout this morning was strength training and about 1/2 hour on the elliptical. I’ve finally starting keeping track of the weights/reps I do, so now I can actually mark my progress.

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I used to make those pre paleo. They are awesome, in a word :)

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Loving this article….running related; not advice or motivation but it just makes me smile every time I watch it:
http://blog.petflow.com/this-dog-saw-marathon-runners-pass-his-home-what-happened-next-is-amazing/

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That salad does look so good!
I’m with you about summer…please don’t end!!
I like chocolate but when it comes to dessert I usually pick fruity over chocolate. It’s taken me a couple of years but I actually like dark chocolate now and prefer it over milk chocolate.

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I haven’t worked out yet today, but I’m planning to run on the treadmill in about 30 minutes on my lunch break!

I LOVE CHOCOLATE. Milk, dark, white, any kind. It’s the best!

I love the picture of Brooke reading HRG with your Mom, it made me smile :) So cute!!

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DARK CHOCOLATE ALL THE WAY! I love that mentally tough article… runners have to be more than physically tough! I just posted a quinoa salad recipe on my blog today – delicious! Quinoa is amazing.

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How freaky! I had a handful of dark chocolate covered acai berries this morning too! :)

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http://www.abountifulkitchen.com/2013/01/family-favorite-chicken-enchiladas.html?m=1
these enchiladas would go great with your corn salad. I took them with me to my ward party last night and was asked for the recipe several times. Just add a little cumin to the sauce.

dark chocolate is my favorite.

Have a great day Janae & Brooke ;)

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YES!!!! Thank you for the enchilada recipe, that looks incredible! I hope you have a great day too and that you have some dark chocolate at some point:)

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Dark Chocolate Almond milk!!!! The best hands down and my to-go-to after an intense workout!
I love pinterest and I want to go through and make every meal I pin! Next on the list, crock pot ribs (mainly for the hubs):-) And I just started following you on Pinterest!!! WOOHOOO!

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You MUST try that corn salad recipe!! It is AMAZING!!! I make a similar one where I add chunks of avocado to it. Plus for the dressing I add more lime juice and less oil. I’ve been dying to make this salmon recipe: http://damndelicious.net/2013/11/13/sesame-ginger-salmon/ a friend made it for me one time and it was so good.

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I am wanting to try making baked spaghetti. Today was running snd PiYo. That salad looks amazing.

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I love salads with strawberries :) Just made one last night with arugula, strawberries, jicama and kabocha squash with a coconut honey lime dressing that came out good! I’ll have to check out that running article. I might be in need of some mental toughness to survive the summer.

I think I genuinely prefer dark chocolate at this point, it’s plenty sweet and has a richer chocolate flavor, but as a kid I was obsessed with white!

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Last night I mixed some raw cocoa nibs with maple syrup. Pretty tasty!

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That recipe looks amazing! I haven’t cooked in forever. Maybe I will start back by making this?

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Milk chocolate ALL DAY! I know dark chocolate is healthier, but the taste of milk chocolate is the best :D

I don’t have a good running article to share, but last night during speedwork a new mantra popped into my head, “stronger than yesterday.” It really helped me make it to the end!

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My workout this morning was spinning & swimming. Random question….ddid you ever find that your tush got a little “lifted” from when you spinned more frequently.

This is not a running article, but a good food article. http://www.yumsugar.com/Chipotle-Secret-Menu-35176930#opening-slide

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Dark chocolate, for sure!

You should move to Florida. Summer is 11 months out of the year. ;)

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I think I’m gonna slip out of work after lunch and go running – I also have to teach a Zumba class tonight, so I will be nice and sore to teach Body Pump in the morning :)

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Milk chocolate all the way! I’m taking a “Kick it” class during my lunch break. :)

I want to go jump in a pool after seeing all of your pictures!

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Before I read this post, I thought “I wonder if she ever eats chocolate?” I’m eating dark chocolate right now. Ghirardelli chips. I bet the people at my grocery store think I bake a lot of cookies…

Share a recipe that you have been dying to try!?!
Chocolate chip kit kat cookies. Making them this weekend.

Any good running articles that you have seen recently? SHARE!!!
Loved the article on the 1984 Summer Olympics that was in RW recently. Fascinating.

What was your workout today!?
3 slow miles before the sun came up.

Dark, milk or white chocolate.. what is your favorite? Anyone reading NOT like chocolate?

DEFINITELY dark chocolate. I like all kinds and may or may not have up to 4 different brands in my desk on any given day. What? I can stop any time I want.

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Over the years my taste buds have grown up and now prefer dark or semi-sweet chocolate over milk chocolate. Not that I would turn down a chance to eat some milk chocolate though! I never cared for white but it’s not terrible. I can still eat it just don’t go out of my way to and wouldn’t order it if I had a choice.

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I am going to make a paleo chicken pot pie this week and I am super stoked about it! Honestly a big fan of both dark and white chocolate. Milk chocolate, not so much!

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I want to try smores’ bars recipe! And I love dark and milk chocolate but I don’t like white chocolate at all!

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Hershey’s milk chocolate.

There are a lot of “best” salads on this blog.

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I know. I have a problem.

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My workout today was hill repeats! It was finally cooler out so it felt great. I always dread hills but I end up glad that I did them.
Milk chocolate is my favorite, but I like dark chocolate, too. I’d probably pass on white chocolate:)

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Honestly I am all meh about chocolate. It doesn’t do anything for me. I do love an almond croissant though.
I will be running with the Trinidad and Tobago Road Runners in preparation for a half marathon at the end of this month.

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The grilled corn salad looks amazing! Great idea for any cookout! I’ve been dying to try this crock pot mac and cheese recipe, but I am holding off for colder weather.

Dark, milk or white chocolate.. what is your favorite? All of the chocolates! :)

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I like all chocolate, but probably like dark the best! :)

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Milk chocolate!!! Although I will eat any chocolate I’m given (<I'm good like that!)

I recently tried your brother's smore's receipt and your sweet potato nachos so now I'm thinking I need to try that corn salad. You don't lead me wrong! ;)

No workout yet today. I ran the last two days so going to tackle T25 after my son goes to bed tonight. :)

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the workout hasn’t happened yet but i’m doing some p90x-ing and taking this new puppy of ours for about 6-12 walks! yay! give me some dark chocolate please!

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DARK. And the thought of someone not liking chocolate is enough to make me cry. Hard. That’s just terribly depressing.

Box jumps get my heart rate up like CRAZY! It’s been forever since I’ve done one though. This morning I did a quick full body workout before work and hopefully I’ll have time to do more this evening when I get home!

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I love summer so much but my body doesn’t deal well with the heat so although I hate when it’s over, it’s a relief when it’s not so hot. Woke up early to go on a 30 minute run before the heat kicked in and it felt great to get moving early on!

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Is that even possible!! Definitely milk chocolate, hate dark which sucks because it’s the healthiest but I just can’t eat it at all without feeling sick but love white!

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I have been wanting to try a dessert recipe that involves brownies mixed with cookie dough and ice cream with fudge for the longest time. I pinned it on pinterest ages ago, and just haven’t tried it yet. I really like milk chocolate and white chocolate, but the taste of dark chocolate just isn’t good to me. Some think I am crazy, but it just isn’t my thing. I recently read an article on what running does for you vs. other workouts, but I can’t for the life of me remember where I read it!

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Ahhhh when you find it send it to me! Ps that dessert sounds like my kind of dessert!

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5,000 straddle box jumps?!!! did you mistakenly add a zero?! lol… I bow down literally with jelly legs. =)

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I’m not too crazy about chocolate, but my favorite is dark chocolate! I only eat it in small quantities. I much prefer salty snacks :)

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I used to be obsessed with chocolate but luckily that addiction has died down! I want to make a dessert that has crushed Nature Valley bars, a layer of yogurt/cream cheese, and a layer of strawberries. Perfect for summer!

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Only dark chocolate except for peanut m and ms. Then I can get the milk chocolate coated ones.

I took the dog for a walk. My ankle tendonitis and calf hurt today so I might just take a rest day. Or just bike easy later.

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Those chocolate covered acai berries are SO good! Brooke is so cute!

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That recipe looks amazing! I’m staying with my parents for a week and a half and they have a grill so I think I’m going to have to make that.

I love dark chocolate :) Who doesn’t like chocolate?!

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Dark chocolate is my faaaavorite! But really if there’s any type of chocolate, I’ll be eating it :)

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I actually like all kinds of chocolate, but since my dairy issues surfaced, I can only eat dark…which is fine :)

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My fav chocolate is definitely dark. So good!! My workout this morning was a 30 min walk- I meant to do an arm workout vid, also, but got distracted cleaning the house, ha! Oh well :)

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I like milk chocolate! I know dark chocolate is healthier but I can’t get over the taste!

P.S. Those water wings are so cute!!

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Brooke reading your blog… too cute!

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I’ve been desperately wanting to try the carrot ginger soup from Hayley Duff’s blog! It looks so simple and so good! Hasn’t really been soup weather though…

I loved the article in this month’s Running Times about different types of sport’s supplements/beverages. Very interesting and informative.

6 miles easy + Turbo Fire HIIT 30 =)!

Dark chocolate forever and always.

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That salad looks so delish! I love roasted corn salad, but I never make it. That is going to have to change ASAP.
My workout today was running until I tripped over the sidewalk and tore a hole in my knee. I’m such a baby for flesh wounds; the blood just undoes me.

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Hello Janae.
As I read the 5,000 straddle box jump I look down at my belly after a “great 5 mile run” I thought I had (not to mention it took me nearly an entire hour to finish) and started to laugh.
Thanks for sharing. I will add you to my least to keep me motivated in shedding some pounds. :-)

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4 miles today.. they were weirdly hard, i think i was just not mentally in it especially seeing as i skipped my other 2 workouts this week.. oops…

Dark chocolate > milk > white

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Drooling over that salad!

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DARK chocolate is my fave! And those choc acai bites are SO GOOD!! :) Also, that salmon salad looks incredible. Now I’m hungry. So thanks for that. ;)

xo

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Today was my rest day, so I didn’t have an official workout. But I swear that the amount of walking/going up and down stairs that I do everyday could totally count as one.

As far as chocolate goes, I try not to discriminate, because it is all so good…but I would have to pick dark as my favorite.

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Yum that looks so good! I got off work late today so no workout :(

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warm-up
4×800
2×400
cool-down

DARK chocolate all the way! I will not eat milk/white. Absolutely unacceptable.

This mental toughness article is awesome! I was just thinking about how I need to mentally toughen up today during my workout. I was struggling and I felt like I wanted to stop. But I knew I wanted to get it done and feel amazing afterwards. It worked :)

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That dark chocolate stuff is the bomb!

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White Chocolate! I’m actually not a huge chocolate person but I do love the occasional white chocolate chip cookie.
No workout today- rest day before Saturdays half.
But I did lose a toenail! Running is so gross sometimes!

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Today is rest day for me after a spin class followed by a 5K run yesterday.
Also, I really need to start trying to add strawberries to my salads, it looks delicious.

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Dark chocolate! Yesterday was upper body strength training followed by a 30 minute treadmill run. Today: leg day.

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Milk chocolate, but I’m learning to love dark. Are there REALLY people who don’t love (or at the very least enjoy) chocolate?!? Can’t wrap my brain around that!

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I’ve been eating massive amounts of chocolate chips lately. I just can’t get enough if them!

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Any kind of chocolate. I love milk chocolate – always have – but dark is more sophisticated and healthier so I reach for dark chocolate now, especially flavored with mint or fruit. People who don’t like chocolate are weird to me.

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