Nothing like a sandwich at the airport at 7 in the morning.
I took Friday off from running because there was no way I was waking up any earlier than we already had to to get to the airport for our flight. Added bonus—> whenever I take a rest day the day before my long run my run always feels a million times better than if I did run the day before.
I promise she thinks I am cool.
She has become quite the little travel expert over the last 1.5 years of flying back and forth to California.
We spent our afternoon doing what we know best:
1. Eating burrito bowls:
2. Hanging out at indoor playgrounds.
After we dropped off Brooke to her dad I was able to get together with three of my really close friends from my California days. It doesn’t matter how long we go in-between seeing each other, we always just pick back up from where we left off.
Three of us split a club flatbread pizza, a beet salad (turns out golden beets aren’t that bad) and a pork sandwich.
People that share entrees are my kind of people.
I really don’t have words to describe this peanut butter, s’more pazookie. I just know I want about 10 more of them right this second.
Oh ya know, spring hit Northern California in January this year?!?!
Off for 16 miles!
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can:)
I hope your Saturday is amazing!!!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Looks like a fun time with friends, big bright side to the trip! And see, told you beets are awesome! I like the golden ones to avoid the mess :)
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
That pic of you guys in the airport is way cute. Hope you have a fun weekend and soak up that CA sun!
Sarah @ KS Runner
We are supposed to have a 70 degree day this conf week here in Kansas too. It’s so strange. I’m expecting snow in May now!
Have a great run!!
That look on Brooke’s face is priceless!! haha!
Sally @ sweat out the small stuff
16 miles in Cali! Jealous! I’m sure the change of scenery and temps will give you a bit of extra energy.
It snowed here overnight. I’m laying in the bed listening to the snow plows and contemplating getting up. :)
Have a good run Janae. Brooke travels more than a lot of adults. LOL.
I do agree about long runs. I’ve found when I take either the day or two days off before I have much more productive runs. Enjoy your 16!
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
Brooke is too cute! Hope you have a great time in Cali and a great run!
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine
I hope you enjoy getting to do your long run in Cali! That sounds way better than running in rainy/icy/snowy/cold Baltimore today. All that food looks amazing!
I kinda wish I was in CA right now!!! I am looking at snow and ice :/
Have a great run!
Heather @ Run Eat Play
Love the airport pic! So cute! Have a great Saturday!
Jasmine @ A cupcake for my thoughts
Omg that dessert looks amazing!! Good luck for your long run, hope it goes well :)
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Hahaha, her face! <3 XOXO
Linda @ TheFitty
You get out there and run your heart out, girl! I’m going out for my ling run too today.l, maybe 10 or 11 kilometers. For some reason the last few kilometers I am plagued by blisters and digestion problems. :(
Oh man – I would love to have a long run in the warm sun right now! Yesterday it was 0C and it felt somewhat like summer – until the wind came :-(
That s’mores dessert looks amazing!!!
Have a good long run in hopefully beautiful weather!
You totally can! Enjoy that California weather!!
Brooke’s face in pic #1… I love.
Amy @ Mama Running for God
I love love love the expression on Brook’s face in the airport! Hilarious! I loved the shot of her walking to the plane too, so cute.
Enjoy that CA sunshine and your 16 mile run!
OH man, I’m with the group. Brooke’s expression is priceless. I’ve seen that same look from my teenagers. Expect it more often. Only it won’t be accidental and you’ll question the “cool” thing a lot more. haha.
She IS quite the traveler and you really did get this figured out. Nice job Miss Janae.
meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
Oh how good that cookie looks! I have been meaning to make a deep dish giant cookie in my cast iron skillet. I must do it already! Have a great run.
Becky @ Ok, so here's the plan
Have a great long run! I’m going to be doing 11 treadmill miles tomorrow to avoid the snow/ice.
That airport pic cracks me up! And I just saw that my local grocery store now carries Love Beets. I’m intrigued, but also nervous to try them! Is it worth taking the plunge?
The Hungry Runner Girl
Not worth it but if you are forced to try them then they aren’t that bad;)
She’s a braver traveler than me…………i hate airplanes! And the cookie looks wonderful!
Kristina @ Blog About Running
Enjoy your 16 in beautiful Cali! I am sure the weather must be really nice!
Tomorrow a cold front is rolling in (50s/60s) for my half marathon! This is half #4 for me. Can’t wait! :)
Kate @ The Endorphin Junkie
Have fun on your long run today! I ran three miles on the treadmill this morning and it felt pretty good :) Also that dessert makes me want a cookie sundae….yum!
Chelsea @ runner's table
Enjoy your run, and have a fun weekend!
That’s so funny! I had a beet and goat cheese salad last night, too, and my thoughts were also, “Hey! These golden beets aren’t so bad!” But that might have also been because I totally LOVE goat cheese and balsamic. Whatever, though. Word is they’re super healthy. #goatcheesewitheverything
Kristen @ Glitter and Dust
Does Brooke like to fly? It appears that way in the picture. :)
When you are doing your longs elsewhere (i.e., California) do you run alone or with friends? How do you know where to run?
Kristen @ Glitter and Dust
The Hungry Runner Girl
I usually run with people:) Or I just run away from where I am staying and then turn my cell phone GPS on to take me back to where we are staying!
Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out
People that share entrees are my kind of people too!
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job
I had golden beets over the summer and they were pretty good. I didn’t even know they existed until then! Hope you enjoy the weather :)
We had our first snow of the winter in TN and I got to do my first long run since I got injured. It’s already a great Saturday! Happy weekend:)
Omg that pizza and that ice cream smores. Yummm. That looks amazing.
Have a great run today. Love Brookes cute little pants
I never understand why people WOULDNT want to share entrees. You can try more things!!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Welcome to California! Enjoy your run! :) And sharing is caring!
I cannot HANDLE: a peanut butter s’more pazookie??? LIKE I AM SPEECHLESS and I need to get on a plane to California right now to eat it! :)
I’m glad you have good friends to be with in California. That’s awesome. Enjoy your sunny long run. Good runs seem to come out of nowhere. I could be hungover, overtired, emotionally spent, and I’ll hammer out a 20 miler like nobody’s business and other times I’ll be all refreshed, well-fed and my run could go in the tank. It’s a tricky sport!
Liv @ Healthy Liv
That peanut butter s’mores pazookie?! I die!!
Good luck with your 16 miler!
Marissa @ Run Riss Run
Brooke’s face is too cute!
Safe travels and I want one of those pizookies!
Kristin @ My Year in the Making
I’m really excited that something called a pazookie exists. I’m mad that I’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of this until now.
YOU CAN DO IT. This is my favorite workout motivation….
Afro Circus “I like to move it, move it”
Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona
That look Brooke is giving you at the airport is priceless!
Good luck on your long run.
I always say that you know someone is one of your best friends or the right one for you, when you don’t see them for ages and it feels like you saw them yesterday!
Have a blast with your friends and good luck on your run!
Brenda @ Don't Lose the Trail
I usually take Fridays totally off then go for my long run on Saturday. My legs feeling fresh makes the run so much more fun!
If this is too personal, feel free not to answer, but, do you have to see Brooke’s dad when you drop her off? I hope not!
The Hungry Runner Girl
Luckily, I don’t have to:) I hope you are having an amazing day Kat!
Indoor playground? These should exist more in states that have cold winters.
Brooke is really adorable!
Mary Jo @ Run and Smile
That desert looks amazing! You almost made me want to lick my computer! Enjoy your run.
Yes you can! I should tell myself that before my long(18 mile) run tomorrow lol
Love the positive vibe in this post, despite the situation (: you’re heading in the right direction! God bless!
Hope you had a nice run this a.m.! It’s super warm out here today! Wondering if you ran by my apartment lol :)
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner
California winters are the best! But I will say the mountains in Utah look pretty amazing. Have a great time!
Love, love Nor. Cal – have a great 16 miler!! :)
That pazookie looks amazing! I have never had one of those, I am ashamed :( good luck for your long run, you are a machine! :)
Hammered out 22mi this morning. I’m thinking I need that S’mores cookie now! Enjoy your Cali weekend!
The Hungry Runner Girl
WAY TO GO CHRISTY!!!!!!
Did you really just say peanut butter smore pzookie?? You need to find a way to freeze, package and transport one back to me. My stomach just grumbled thinking about it.
Hope your run was good today and that you enjoy the Cali weather. And that first picture of Brooke?? Too. Freakin. Cute.
Leigha @ The Yooper Girl
Brooke’s bun/facial expression in the first pic. SO adorable!!! I hope your run was great and that you had wonderful time with running friends! I had to do my run solo today and while I had a good podcast, it’s still so much better when you’re with people. I sure wish I was running in Cali right now! It was 36F today and it felt like summer.
I don’t know how I feel about that beet salad.. just don’t like beets!
Amy @ Life to the Full
Have a great run! That look Brooke gave you at the airport was adorably hilarious :) And I think I would like about 10 peanut butter, s’more pazookies right now, too!
Have a great run! Brooke is adorable!
Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
Wow it is so pretty there!!! I hope your run went amazing!! :)
Tricia @ A Couple of Dashes
Looks like such a fun visit with your friends! I’m glad you’re able to go to California with Brooke now and have it be a positive experience for you!
Looks like a fun time with your friends – especially that Pizookie, yum!!