Back to what I love to do.

Here’s how the rest of our Wednesday went down:

-A little google Hangout with the Brooks team to talk about shoes.  I LOVE learning about all of the little details about the latest and greatest shoes!

-My rollerblades came to my parents’ house so I went and picked them up from my mom!  Taking them out for my first ride today.  If you live in Utah and you see me blading all over town please make sure to honk and wave.  And maybe bring me a slurpee or something.  

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-Brooke’s bff had his bday party (they are only 12 days apart).  

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Paige puts together the absolute best parties ever.  

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If you have read my blog for a few years then you may remember back in my California days how throwing dinners parties was one of my absolute favorite things to do.  

Back at it again.  Last night I had my running girls over for a ridiculous amount of food.  My favorite.   Good thing I finally have a kitchen table because I think this would have been awkward without one.

I made it a requirement that everyone had to wear comfortable/pajama type clothing.  I highly recommend doing this.  

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Why go to a salad bar when we can just make one ourselves?!

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Salad bars must include some carbs too.  

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Like usual, I made the biggest salad.  Eleven miles in the morning makes me very hungry later on.

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Running also makes the second stomach (aka dessert stomach) larger and more needy for the good stuff.

THIS PEACH CRISP recipe was soooooo good.  It will be one of my new go-to desserts (when peaches are in season). Peach crisp > peach cobbler.

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And as I am typing this the new Boy Meets World show is on my TV and I’m not mad about it.  

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WHAT IS YOUR WORKOUT TODAY!?!

If you had three wishes (these have to be selfish ones)… what would you wish for!?!

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First cross country meet!! Hoping to break 20 today :) then I get to go shopping and to my favorite restaurant after!

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That is the most amazing homemade salad bar I’ve ever seen. Can I come to your next dinner party?

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ROLLLLERBLADES!!!
That’s one of my favorite sports–and I would definitely wish that they would come back in style!! That’s so cool you’re a fan!

Workout–I’m doing HIIT training for the core, should be epic!
My coolest other wish would be to have a perfect memory–that would be incredible!

Have an awesome day!

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Awe wow! You look like you throw boss dinner parties Janae! I would love to come to one! :-). I don’t know what I would wish for if I had three wishes that is super hard. One would be running injury free…but I don’t know what else. LOL.

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Amazing dinner party! Wearing comfy clothes is the best idea!

1. BQ marathon time next weekend

2. A shopping spree for Fall clothing

3. A Dairy Queen blizzard :)

And see you and Brooke soon!

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1. A froyo establishment within 100 miles (that’s right, there’s isn’t one anywhere remotely close to me)

2. Shop with an unlimited budget – even just once!

3. An awesome long run this weekend.

Your dinner party looks awesome! Giant salads and tons of desserts = amazing. And the peach crisp has fruit in it, so that means its healthy :)

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Weight workout today.

3 wishes:
I wish I could spend a full week shopping for everything I love.
I wish I could run injury free for the rest of my life.
I wish I could run a 5 minute mile.

:)

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That is a schmorgesboard of salad! I’m having family over for dinner this weekend, so I think I”ll try that peach crisp recipe! You are really doing a good job of breaking in your apartment! :)

Brooke’s outfit has inspired mine for the day. She really is too cool.

I just got back from a five miler with one of my favorite running buddies. We both use our Thursday morning runs to vent and sweat out our frustrations from the work week, and it always makes me feel better!

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I just went out for 6 miles! I’m still getting used to running earlier in the morning, so it was okay. It was a beautiful morning though :)
Your dinner party looked like it was so much fun! I would have ate all of the parmesean cheese on mine.

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I volunteer to come to your dinner parties if you have that awesome salad bar and I can wear stretch pants! (This is how I roll–inviting myself to bloggers’ homes.) You are quite the hostess. I was supposed to run 18 miles today, but my dog got sprayed and bitten by a skunk yesterday night so I’m going to try to get her a vet appointment first thing when they open. Can’t let running come before (fur) kids!

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My workout today is a five mile run followed by body pump.
My three wishes would be:
1.) Finally beat my achilles tendonitis problem
2.) Have a photographic memory so no last minute revision pain!
3.) A crazy unlimited shopping spree

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wow now this is a dinner party I want to attend! I love when people do salad or taco bars at parties.

Also we have the same kitchen counter…at first I thought all this wonderful food was in my kitchen but then I realized the only thing in my kitchen are some dishes that need to be put away.

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the second stomach phenomenon is very real. 7 miles on tap for tonight!

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Those water bottles are so cute!

1. I wish I could have an infinite amount of wishes
2. I wish I won lotto max
3. I wish the world would be a more peaceful place with no more wars and stuff(okay not selfish, but seriously the things going down in Ukraine and stuff is really bad and it’s only a matter of time before all World war 3)

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I ran six miles followed by some quick core work…My salad would have been as big as yours if not bigger! Love big salads and your toppings bar looks delish! Oh, and dessert would have been a good time too!

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Today my scheduled workout is Crossfit. Tomorrow I have an at home workout to do that I am dreading because I think my coach is trying to kill me.

That salad bar looks amazing!

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Rollerblading!? Oh my gosh I completely forgot about how fun that can be. Okay can that be one of my wishes? That I remember how to STOP when I’m rollerblading? That was always an issue for me and would probably keep me from using them haha.

My other two wishes….that it was Friday night already (I’m going to see a 90s cover band!) and that I get my upper body strength back. I’m working on it :)

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Today was all about weights and toning! If I had three wishes, I’d wish that it was already my due date, baby was healthy and happy. Ok, I guess for my third wish if want a fro-yo station in my house.

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So jealous of that salad bar!!

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Your salad bar looks better than a restaurants!

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That salad bar looks amazing! Hmmm I wish I lived somewhere with perfect weather all year long :)

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Your salad bar looks amazing!

My three wishes:
For my entire body to be fit (and for me to be happy with it)
To never be injured again
To keep my family healthy and happy forever

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That dinner party looks SOO fun!! the food looks so delicious! my wish is to eat all the candy in the world and not have it be bad for me :D

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I love the attitude in Brook’s face in that photo in front of the bouncy house!! People have such fancy parties for their kids. My son turns two next week but we are just doing cake with our immediate family – I’m starting to feel like he’s being deprived as I see amazing parties for toddlers complete with decorations, themes, gift bags, bouncy houses, and other fun things.

I already skipped my workout from this morning. I was supposed to get up at 4:15am to do my PiYo Drench DVD but I was mentally too exhausted. I still have a four mile run on the agenda for lunch though, so hopefully I get some energy for that. And maybe I’ll do the PiYo in the evening. I wish I didn’t feel so guilty about taking one day off from part of my workout – even though I’m still running today, I still feel a bit lazy. Grr.

If I could have three wishes they would be:

1. A bungalow-style house with a yard in a nice neighborhood with sidewalks, trees, and kids playing outside. I would really love to own a small house one day that my family could call our own.

2. Lots of kids!!! And enough money to support them all!! I’d like to have a few more kids and then also adopt some kids (and specifically one or two kids with HIV or another medical condition that makes others not want to adopt them). Since I am quitting my job and going back to nursing school and taking out billions of dollars in loans – I’m not sure we’ll ever be financially secure enough for tons of kids, but since this is a wish list, it’s what I’m wishing for.

3. A great new career as a nurse. I am giving up my amazing job and career in HIV prevention to go back to school as a nurse and I hope that the next chapter in my life is as great as this chapter. It’s scary embarking on this new journey, but I’m so excited too.

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i ran 5 miles this am before work (and threw a few push-ups in there), and then biked the 4 miles to work (and will home again later). feeling good!. love the salad-making dinner party and prob need to throw one of those — when i ever have room to have ppl over.

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I just ran 4 miles. Huffing and puffing the whole way. Returning from injury is so humbling.
3 wishes: 1) getting a job that allows me to share my love of the outdoors but pay my bills without struggle (I would love to take people on hikes in national parks)
2) finding a cure for all terminal illnesses.
3) falling in love and getting married again. (Had that once but tragically hubby died 5 months after we got married —cancer shmancer!)

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Holly massive salad bar! Thats a really good idea for having people over. My workout today -> 30 minutes elliptical, 35 minutes stairclimber, 20 minutes treadmill walking on incline of 9 followed up with core work.

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1). To win the trillion dollar lottery (even though I don’t play) and have enough money to take care of my family forever.

2). To be able to travel without the actual “traveling” part… maybe if I win the lottery I can hire people to create teletransportation devices for me and my family.

3). Eternal health and youth for myself and my loved ones. :)

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Crisps are the best late summer/early fall dessert! I can’t wait to go apple picking and make my uncle’s apple crisp recipe!

My workout today was supposed to be a 14 mile long run but after a surprise visit from good old Aunt Flo last night (and being awake from 1:30-5:30am because it felt like my insides were being ripped out) that has been pushed to tomorrow and today is a now a rest day. :)

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Hahaha I love the picture of Brooke and her BFF – he’s trying to hold her hand and she’s having none of it!

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1. A bottomless stomach without having to gain weight :)
2. Health and wellness for myself and my family.
3. An unlimited shopping spree!

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10 miles today w/7 at tempo pace!

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I love your salad bar!

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That is one amazing looking salad bar!
My workout today was a 6 mile tempo followed by some hill sprints!

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Ummmm I think my one and only wish right now is to have a piece of that peach cobbler! Looks so good!!!

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Mmm, looks like a great dinner party!

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I have an obsession with building salads that look like mountains so I am totally with you there. Can you just transplant that entire salad bar to Virginia for me? Great, thanks!

Three wishes: That my instantly dried itself the second I got out of the shower. That I had a Whole Foods attached to my house. And that new playlists would magically pop onto my iPod before long runs.

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I am totally making that peach crisp today! How I wish I were a part of that fun looking running group of girls!

For today’s workout, I’m trying to squeeze in 9 miles. But I’m also waiting for the cable guy, so . . . who knows???

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I am so glad you asked this question, only because last week Chris and I had a discussion about my mind, and I said “the next time someone asks me what my wish is I am going to tell them to give Chris the ability to live in my mind for one day.”

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Three wishes…EASY
1- be independently wealthy so that I could travel and spend money without worry
2- be able to eat whatever I want and never gain weight
3- for my kids to become happy, successful, respectful adults

Workout today is cross training, long run tomorrow.

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My friends and I are racing a 10k on Labor Day. We went a ran the course this morning and had the nest breakfast afterwards. Perfect start to the day!!

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I wish I had friends that would find a salad party an acceptable dinner party!

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Mmmmm. Dinner was so good last night. I didn’t want it to end….obviously, which is why I kept going back for more ;) This definitely needs to be a regular thing. And that picture of me is definitely not creepy at all ;)

For my 3 wishes: No injuries (can you even imagine?! #alltherunning Unlimited funds (house paid off, car paid off, travel, my own fro yo machine – you know, the necessities) Eat whatever I wanted and maintain my ideal weight/with no repercussions. That sounds so lame/shallow/juvenile and I am okay with that because #peachcrispbrowniesicecreamchocolatecoveredcinnamonbears

Boy Meets World = the best. I had the biggest crush on Eric.

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3 selfish wishes…
a personal chef
a cleaning fairy
for my kids to live “happily ever after…”

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Three wishes: 1) Suddenly have ten billion dollars in my bank account 2) Amazing hair day every day, no work required 3) perfect health for me and my family–I would like to live to 100, with all my faculties still at 100%, and then die. That’s not too much to ask, right?

Make your own salad is brilliant for a dinner party!

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Wait I want this too! Lol

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I love the new Girl Meets World show!!

And that salad bar looks amazing! Is that avocado I spy? Yummm. <3

Also, Brooke's friend is too cute in his little superhero costume! Ah I love little kids!

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Seriously, Brooke is better dressed than I am!

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Wowzers! Look at that salad bar! Looks tasty :)

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If I had three wishes I would use only one right now and wish that I could do yesterday over. I went to the gym and came out of the cage on the spin bike and the metal pedal ate up my shin. I have 50-100 stitches (I had to stop counting) between one 3.5in long laceration and one 5.5in long laceration. They were both so deep too. At one point I could feel my hand pushing the pieces of skin together driving to the ER.

The reality of what I did has hit today and I’m so upset.

My workout should have been two ways miles before I went to Disneyland tomorrow to run the Dumbo Double Dare (10k Sat and Half Sun). Now I can’t go at all because the risk of infection and stitches popping is too high.

So yeah, I wish I would do yesterday over again.

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I am seriously so so sorry! This breaks my heart! Praying for a speedy recovery for you!

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Thank you, Janae! I will take all the prayers for healing I can get. I appreciate it.

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That would be my favorite dinner! My friends always make fun of me and my monster salads. And in comfy clothes count me in!
3 wishes? I can live at least til I’m 85 healthily. All my children live long healthy lives. And I can buy a big beach house for everyone to visit.
Today’s workout. Hoping for 6 miles. I need to start waking early and not going to bed at midnight.

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Tonight I’m planning to do some speedwork while listening to Jason and Molly Mesnick’s podcast (I save this as motivation to get out the door!). I would really love Brooke’s birthday party outfit too. So cute!

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Wow, that salad & dessert bar you made looks AMAZING!! I wish I lived in Utah and was part of your inner circle ;)

Oh magic genie, I wish for:

1. To not HAVE to work (I’m a FT M-F nurse), but to choose how much I want to work and how much time I want to spend with my family (or in bed!).

2. For my husband to find his passion – he has worked so hard but has had so many career struggles, and our lives would be profoundly different if he found something he enjoyed and got paid for.

3. I would like to wish for my children’s guaranteed health and happiness, but a certain amount of pain and struggle is neccesary and vital to a full life that is fully appreciated… so how about a guarantee for no major tragedy that would permanently alter my girls’ health and happiness? ;)

Have a great Thursday!!

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The salad bar looks amazing. Also, I do really like your dining room table. I meant to mention that before. And finally…love those little water bottles. Sweet cute.

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I am eating a Cobb salad as we speak and it is my new fave lunch salad in the world. That is random but you love random!!

Today in going to TEMPO!!! I love tempo day!

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I like the new Boy Meets World. It’s cute!
My three wishes would be for a brand new, expensive tri bike, a nice house that is fully decorated the way I like and a third baby!

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Tonight is strength training followed by about 10 minutes of HIIT.
3 selfish wishes:
1. To have enough money not to have to work so I could just follow my passions.
2. The ability to eat all the things without gaining fat.
3. A home on the ocean.

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I would love to go to your house to eat. You always have the best food. And dessert. And the fact that you are encouraged to wear pajamas makes it even better.

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Three Wishes:
1. Cleaning Fairy (stole that from another commenter!)
2. Healthy/injury free body forever!
3. A lifetime of health for my boys.

Tomorrow is a long run…. getting anxious already!

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My workout for the day will be a nice run when the sun goes down a bit more. It’s just way too hot here in the middle of the day! I wish I could run in the morning but my work starts so early it would be ridiculous to wake up earlier to run. If I’m really ambitious I may even throw some situps and other strength work in there pre-run!

Oh man 3 wishes?! Ok, let’s go.
1) That my dog would live as long as I do (in a healthy state,not old and in pain).
2) That all of my running issues/injuries/imbalances would go away and never come back.
3) To live on a lake.

I think I chose wisely but when a genie shows up to grant them I’m sure I will have regrets! I already kind of wish I had chosen “scientists find a way to make all candy taste even better and have zero calories”.

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HIIT Circuit this morning.

My three wishes:
1. More hours in the day to do all that I want fitness wise and also hang with the family.
2. Have a chef that cooks all my meals and does all the grocery shopping.
3. One year and an unlimited budget to travel.

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My workout today was 800s…they were really tough but I know they just make me faster!
Your dinner party looks like so much fun and so delicious!

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My 3 wishes:
1. To run today
2. To run tomorrow
3. To be able to pull it together and run my 1/2 marathon on 9/28.
-Always thought I was too slow to call myself a runner, but now that I’m injured I realize I AM a runner because all I want to cry when someone asks me how I am… I haven’t been able to run in a week and it doesn’t look like I’ll be running anytime in the next week or so. -People think I’m crazy when I tell them I’m doing well because I can’t run!

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i JUST moved to Salt Lake City from Connecticut. I haven’t seen roller blades since the early 90’s and now they are EVERYWHERE! It is hilarious to me! Liberty park is full of roller bladers AND roller skaters. And I will admit.. I am pretty jealous! Enjoy!

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I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this blog.
I really hope to see the same high-grade content from you later on as well.
In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own website now ;
)

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I would wish to win the lottery — because then I could fulfill many more wishes! Mine & other people’s :)

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My workout today was non-existent! It was my first rest day since my marathon on Sunday and I am 100% okay with not doing anything today! :)

Looks like such a fun dinner party!

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I absolutely LOVE those rollerblades, and am seriously thinking about a pair to scoot around campus on when we buy our new house! You are so inspiring with just a pair of rollerblades!

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My 3 wishes:
1) For this reactive arthritis that I have to go away quickly so I can hike next weekend! Been so sick all summer!!
2) For my divorce to be finalized!!
3) All of the froyo!!!

What type of rollerblades are they? I know roller derby, what specifically!? That is how I have been planning to cross train but haven’t found the kind I want yet!

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That I was a really, really good runner and could just DO IT without working for a year to get to a 13 minute mile! Argh! (And be littered with injuries.)
To be able to eat whatever I want and not get fat.
To meet my life partner and live happily ever after.

….And never have to worry about money. ;)

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You are making me want to go skating!
Three selfish wishes:
1. Hip to heal immediately, totally, and forever
2. My sister to move closer to me
3. A grapefruit tree in my backyard

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Ahhh roller blading! Those have been on my “want list” for a few years now…I need some.

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A salad bar for a dinner party is GENIUS. How have I never thought of that before???

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I ran 3 miles!! Woo hoo!! If Brooke’s BFF loved Iron man, they could have had my husband come all dressed up AS Iron man. :)

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