-The best piece of advice I have received in years:

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I am glad that everyone else in the universe agrees with me that pink starbursts are a million times better than the yellow ones. 

– Tina sent on over this little graph of the Boston course elevation.  My legs actually burn (even though I am sitting down) just looking at mile 21. 

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This is the source of the overview of the marathon course and they have a great breakdown of all of the different sections of the course.  Can’t wait to rock those hills;)  

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 -8 miles on the treadmill this morning @ 7:39 average pace and I wore some of my favorite jewelry to help me get ready for my long run tomorrow.  

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-22 miler—>  we are ready to conquer you.

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-I have to confess something.  I go through Brooke’s baby pictures way too much.  Yes, I am going to be that mom on Brooke’s first day of Kindergarten sobbing in the parking lot because she has grown up too fast.

I came across this picture on my instagram and stared at it for 5 minutes without blinking.  She has always been a smiler.  

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-Got a few minutes in today with a few of my favorites!

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-Had a little lunch date with a grilled chicken salad.

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-My sister and I have been spending a little too much time looking at floor plans.  It will still be a while until I find a house but we are sure having fun obsessing over every little detail.

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-Costco has chocolate coconut cream pies right now (aka my favorite flavor of pie ever) and I am tempted to go get one right now for my dinner.

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If you could have any dessert in the world delivered to your hands right this second, what would it be?  Please let me know because I am going to tally everyone’s answers up to find the dessert winner amongst us.  

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House planning is so much fun!
Dessert: I’d have the carrot cake with cream cheese frosting from j Alexander’s!!! It’s warm and gooey and perfect.

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I could go for a brownie and ice cream pretty much all day everyday. Yum.

The hills in Boston are not that bad (seriously!). The first year I ran Boston, I didn’t even know which hill was Heartbreak. I remember thinking that while my quads were burning, it wasn’t so much the hills themselves, just at what point they are located in the course. I’ve done races with much worse hills, the reputation of the Boston hills is worse than the hills themselves. I promise! You will own them because you can do hard things! :)

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I was going to comment similarly! I’ve done Boston 4 times and going up Heartbreak is not the bad part… it is coming back DOWN (for me) that is painful. Not much you can do about it but I remember seeing a sign at the top of the last hill that said “pain is temporary” and I channeled that thought through every pounding downhill step from miles 21-23. The pain goes away so just let your mind go to a happier place :)

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I’ve done it four times as well and I’ve never really thought it was terrible – don’t get me wrong, I’ve been super tired and ready to be done! I know especially the first time I did it that I remember thinking “that’s it?” when I saw a sign that said I’d passed Heartbreak Hill. The reputation is much worse than the reality!

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I agree….I live in Boston…I’ve run Boston three times and have done all my training on the course. The hills aren’t bad….it’s more that the first part of the course is downhill so people go out too fast and don’t have energy left for the hills at the end. You’re training in Utah…..Heartbreak Hill will seem like an ant hill to you!!!!!

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Sarah…we think alike! I could eat ice cream all day, every meal, everyday…seriously its bad. and with brownies, even better!

And I’m with you about the Boston hills. They are not very steep, just that they come at mile 21 when you really need to dig deep!

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I agree that it’s the timing of the hills not the actual hills that is bad. You run hills all the time and won’t even notice them!
I felt good over them in 2013 but went out too fast last year and it was quite hot so they were more of an issue but smart pacing should fix that.
You have been killing your training so you’ll have zero issues!

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Carrot cake would be my choice. It’s my absolute favorite! And you’re not random! You’re Janae! That’s what makes your posts you!

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The bread puddin souffle from Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. You have to taste it to believe it.

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Chocolate-vanilla swirl cake with buttercream frosting. That was my wedding cake and I wish we ordered enough for the entire year.

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I am craving some fresh baked chocolate chip cookies!!!

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An orange roll from Dottie’s Kolaches in Heber. It is worth the drive up the canyon, you should totally come get one ;)

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I will go halfsies on that pie with you. Pretty sure Costco sized pies are 2 servings anyway. I don’t think I have ever had that flavor before, but I love them both individually and I like those flavors together in ice cream, so I don’t see how I wouldn’t thoroughly enjoy it.

I have the vacuum that is in the background of the picture with your sister. Another Costco purchase that I love.

That picture of Brooke makes me sad. I mean, she is gorgeous and swell and all still, but I swear she was just that baby yesterday.

Oh and no worries about the hills. You will rock Boston so hard. Just wish I could be there to see it personally. My mom feels that way especially ;)

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A big piece of brownie with vanilla ice cream would be pretty awesome.

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A warm fudgey brownie sounds good!

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I can never turn down ice cream. Ever.

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Frosting. The cake or cupcake optional.

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Cheesecake Factory has a Blackout Cake that makes me crazy!!! YUM.

You CAN do hard things and you’ve totally got this!!! You have been working so hard and you are ready!!!

Brooke is soooo sweet!!

I have a believe bracelet that I LOVE!

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I could go for a soft serve vanilla ice cream cone

or a molten chocolate cake

or key lime pie

…i really can’t decide!!!!

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Chocolate cake. Preferably with raspberry filling.

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Now I feel like a total freak because yellow Starbursts are my favorite. More for me! ;-)

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Rita’s swedish fish gelati. YUM!

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Wedding cake.

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If a brownie sundae is on the menu, you can bet Rick & I will be ordering it (after I take my lactaid since I am supposed to stay away from dairy).

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Hmmmmm… definitely brownie with caramel! Or just a giant pile of frosting.

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I would ask for Strawberry Shortcake.! with the strawberries, whip cream, angel cake, and vanilla ice cream.!! yes please.! I feel like I have been craving that since last summer. :(

and those Newton hills..they sure get a bad rep. haha. You can do it though.!! I’m sure you’ll blow right through them.lol

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a giant oatmeal cookie with butterscotch chips, warm preferably. Or Frosting, or frosting ON the cookie!
Love the affirmation jewelry.

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Slightly undercooked gooey Ghirardelli triple chocolate chunk brownies (mix from Costco) served warm with vanilla bean ice cream…BAM!

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I’d take a mint chocolate chip cupcake from Sugar High Bakery in Frankenmuth Michigan. YUM!

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First of all, it would be Ganache Torte from Milestones. Do you guys have Milestones in the States? And second of all, just an interesting piece of info about Boston… I crested Heartbreak Hill without having a CLUE that that’s what it was. Either I live in a really hilly city (Vancouver, BC) or there was just too much hype about the size of the hill at mile 21, or maybe a combination of both but for me and my experience? It was not even close to being a big deal. Seattle Marathon’s hills will make anyone poop their pants. Boston’s Heartbreak Hill is like a run through the prairies in comparison.

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Carrot cake, hands down! I could seriously eat a huge piece of it right now…or 2 or 3…if I’m being honest :) We are hoping to build a house in the near future in the country and we pretty much know what we want as far as layout. It’s so much fun looking at plans!!

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I’d kill for a warm brownie sundae! Warm. Gooey. Vanilla ice cream. HOLY COW.

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Do I have to choose just ONE favorite dessert?! It would have to be either a chocolate malted milkshake or lemon meringue pie.

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Honestly, Janae, I was so freaked out about heartbreak hill and those scary miles but then they didn’t even phase me the slightest bit. You honestly will hardly notice them — especially considering the hills you’re used to running and the elevation in Utah. You’re good. Trust me!

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Caramel mousse cake! Almond meringue, chocolate ganache, caramel mousse (with real homemade caramelized sugar and real whipping cream) and an almknd brittle all around th outside. Amazing :) might make it this weekend.

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Love pink starburst! Dessert right now? A red velvet cupcake.

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Apple pie with vanilla ice cream!!!!

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I’d want some warm bread pudding delivered to me right now!

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I am sick and for some reason all I want is a vanilla shake!

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Homemade cherry pie. My husband makes the best cherry pie I’ve ever tasted.

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My favorite dessert would either be a brownie batter blizzard from Dairy Queen or a warm chocolate lava cake!! I just got 4 pints of Ben and Jerrys yesterday (s’mores, brownie cheesecake, cake batter and Late Night Dough) so I’m gonna have that tonight!

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a cannoli with cheese filling and chocolate chips!

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Those pies look so good! Please tell me you went and got one?! A big piece of chocolate layer cake sounds so good right now :)

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YES to pink Starbursts over ANY over flavor, ever! Fro yo is always the answer. There’s a Fro Yo 5K coming to San Diego in a hot minute and I’m so tempted to sign up. I didn’t realize I’d need such a race budget when I moved out here :/ #brokeasajoke

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DQ cookie dough blizzard…or heath bar…can I just say a DQ blizzard?

Also YOU WILL KILL THOSE NEWTON HILLS! I might be crazy, but Heartbreak Hill really isn’t the worst of ’em. It’s long, but that first one you hit right by the fire station is the real doozy in my book. BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE YOU’LL EAT THEM ALL FOR LUNCH!

I’ll be out there cheering on the runners in a few weeks, I’ll keep an eye out for you! If you hear a crazy person yelling your name that you don’t recognize, around Cleveland Circle…that’ll be me. :-)

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Hands down, for me it is ALWAYS a cupcake!!!! Cupcakes make everything better!!! Cupcakes are for any occasion too!!!! :)

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Samoa cheesecake! I found the recipe on Pinterest and my good friend who is an awesome baker made it for me after I finished the LA marathon a week and a half ago. Can I just say the most amazing dessert I ever tasted! An Oreo cookie crust, then cheesecake topped with toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate! Let’s just say ridiculous!!!

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I could totally go for some banana bread right now. I have some in the fridge, so maybe it can be my reward when I get back from my run! Seriously, it’s 8:30 and I’m procrastinating these 4 x 1 mile repeats so bad. I need to get out and do it!!

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Dessert: my grandma’s raspberry jelly roll. SO good!

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My wedding dessert was a spin on a Baked Alaska, it was a chocolate mold “cup” like a cupcake with a layer of cake, chocolate ganache, ice cream then glazed meringue. It was amazing! We had them in chocolate/peppermint, chocolate/peanut butter and raspberry/vanilla. Apart from marrying the love of my life, I think it was probably the highlight of my wedding.

We also had homemade baked Alaska’s made by our wonderful and talented friends at our rehearsal dinner. They flamed them right in front of us and possibly lit the table on fire, but it was awesome :)

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I can’t wait to run Boston someday – that course – gah!!!

Any dessert in the world… I would have an apple fitter topped with maple and filled with frosting. Oh man, this pregnancy has got me craving the SWEETS!!!

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I discovered Nothing Bundt Cakes so anything from them would be a great dessert.

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Trained with the Marathon Coalition last year for Boston, such a supportive group of charity runners and coaches! Coach Rick and the rest of the team are amazing, if you’re looking for more of his advice on running Boston you can check out his blog: http://themarathonsolution.com/

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doing it right now—> dark chocolate chips with a spoonful of peanut butter <3 heaven!

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I could really go for a warm peanut butter skillet cookie with some ice cream on top… Honestly peanut butter seems to be the answer to almost all of my problems.

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Oddly enough…because it’s not my favorite dessert in the world, but it’s what I would like right this second…is some classic cheesecake. Doesn’t that sound delicious?

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Skillet chocolate chip cookie warm with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, washed down with a diet coke (I always crave diet coke with sweets?!).

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A mcdonald’s dollar ice cream cone. Boys…..I am a cheap date.

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I would love to have a Lemon chiffon cake right now!

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Hmm I would want one of those hot cookies in the pan with ice cream and fudge on top. YUM! Oh and GOOD LUCK on your 22 miler! You will kick butt!!

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Pakistani/Indian/Thai mangoesssssss for desserttttt

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I ran Boston in 2005 and wasn’t in great shape. I got to heartbreak hill and almost laughed. It’s not so bad. Might be a little rough to hold sub-7 pace, but don’t worry. It’s not all its hyped up to be. You’ll have a blast. It’s hands down the coolest, most unique and fun race I’ve ever run in my 25 years as a runner. Soak in every second and enjoy it-regardless of whether the race goes as you hope. There’s nothing else like it!

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Hands down my mom’s carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Ohhhh so good!

You are going to kill Boston. You’ve surpassed some tough times, this will feel like a piece of cake (carrot cake

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Chocolate chip cookies every time!

I’m totally a mom who cries the entire first week of kindergarten. I’ve been counting down the days until summer vacation for weeks. You are not alone!

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I LOVE looking at floor plans. I think maybe I should’ve been an architect.

Any dessert delivered right now? pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting… mmmm.

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Carrot cake with cream cheese icing please.

I greeted my running friend on heart break hill. It is nothing compared to the hills that you regularly train on. Trust me.

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hrmm..it is early morning here…but my favorite desert right now….would probably be that chocolate tuxedo cake from Costco, have you had it? It is amazing!

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Chocolate fudge cake! Really chocolately chocolate fudge cake!

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Ice cream cake!… or pecan pie.

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Banana Pudding.
Mounds and mounds of banana pudding.
No, wait!
A TUB of banana pudding.
A VAT of banana pudding.
Yeah, that. That’s what I want delivered to me right now.

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Sugar cookies. No question.

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Pink Starburst >>>>>>>> Yellow Starburst. Love that graphic!

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cheesecake….any kind of cheesecake. yum!

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Well, since it’s just past breakfast time, I’m going to go with a plate of warm chocolate chip/ pecan cookies and a giant glass of milk so cold it has little ice crystals in it. I die.

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That chicken salad looks awesome!!

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Ironically I was looking at the Boston course today too! I plugged my time into a pace calculator which gives you splits for every mile at Boston. I was actually pleased with the results and now have a bit more confidence. Although I’m not sure I will be hitting the suggested pace for the Newton hills, but hopefully they won’t ruin my finish time (fingers crossed!).

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I would either want a chocolate croissant from the Blackbird Bakery on Bainbridge Island or a hazelnut crepe from France :)

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Oreo truffles. A million Oreo truffles.

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If you ask me right now, I would have to say a dense, warm, fudgy brownie. My answer can totally change throughout the day, so come back to me later and it may be different :)

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you’ve totally got mile 21.

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MINI EGG COOKIES!
http://www.claudiascookbook.com/2012/03/13/cadbury-mini-egg-cookies/

The BEST treat EVER!

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A warm brownie with vanilla ice cream is the best! You’ll be amazing in Boston!

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Thick and chewy brownie. Bonus points for nuts and caramel.

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I always think its crazy when people bash the yellow starbursts… those are my FAVORITE! so good. I will gladly trade my pinks for your yellows :)

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A HUGE slice of carrot cake please! Do winners get a slice?

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FUN FACT! I’m actually with/for The Marathon Coalition and train with them every Saturday! So cool that they made your blog :)

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A great big slice of warm brownie pie with ice cream and whipped cream on top. And not just vanilla ice cream, coffee with brownie chunks.

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Chocolate pecan pie from Cracker Barrel. yum!

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I’m sure you will totally rock Boston!!

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