Sentence Per Picture!

A quick trip to our favorite shopping center to get a present for our friend’s bday celebration.

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We made sure to stop and read at Brooke’s favorite book corner.  

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PS Saw this while we were out—>  Utah people, this race looks like a blast…

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Bree gave me some of these the other day and they are surprisingly pretty good snacks on the go (yesterday’s snack) and I am not usually a  huge protein bar person. 

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Stopped by to see the parents for a few minutes to catch up on life.

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And then it was time to celebrate Heather’s birth with the girls.

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They keep Brooke very entertained.  

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Dessert of hot chocolate and peppermint popcorn… I could get used to this combination.

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Brooke and my sister’s texting conversation last night:

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Brooke never gets sick of her favorite knock knock joke (her cousins taught her to say Aunt Janae for the punchline).

I’m sure you’ve probably seen this before but it is great if you need a little extra motivation… my coach sent me the video to watch at least a few times over the next few weeks leading up to the marathon!

We watched this skit last night and I laughed way too hard… Alanis Morissette was my #1 for the second half of the 90s (and the Alanis Pandora station on my phone might also be used daily).  

Today is your last day to get your DONUT STOP RUNNING shirt!

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What the rest of this week’s workouts look like… not going to lie, I’m loving the taper.  

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What is your sentence for the day?!

What is the rest of your week’s workouts looking like?

Favorite Pandora stations if you use Pandora?

What was the last dessert that you had?

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My sentence: My Mom is visiting and I am beyond happy! :)

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Need to watch the Alanis Morissette now! And that race looks too fun. Last dessert was soft ginger molasses cookies :)

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I love the Pitch Perfect Pandora station! It’s so good! My other go-to stations are Wakey! Wakey! and Weezer!

I’m still recovering from a race on Saturday, so pretty low key workout week for me!

Hot chocolate this time of year is my go-to snack/treat. I love it!

I love your sister and Brooke’s text messaging – so cute!

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Last night, I went to a group track session and we did ladders. I’m not a sprinter at ALL so the 400s and 200s hurt, and now I’m so sore today! It’s a great soreness because I know I pushed myself and went faster than ever before :) Thank goodness for group running! So my sentence is “thank goodness it’s a rest day because my legs don’t work”.

Lately for Pandora I’ve been listening to holiday piano…it’s mostly acoustic versions of Christmas songs but it’s so soothing and great background noise without being overly festive.

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Gretchen, ladders are seriously the worst!! Especially the shorter sprints, you go girl!

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Thanks Margaret! I’m glad runners understand the struggle. I came home and told Dan how hard it was, and he was like “well, you do less each time..isn’t that easy?” NO, Dan..just NO!

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Sentence for the day: how much longer until lunch?! Lol. I’m really hungry and it’s only 8am.

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That Alanis video is EVERYTHING! I love it!

I bet the Santa run is really fun up in Utah. I did a similar one down here last year and it was so hot out that everyone shed their Santa uniforms before we even hit the first mile marker! It was still a fun race though and I’m planning to do it again this year :D

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I’ll never understand how some people hate taper. It’s my favorite part of a training program! My workouts for this week are a 7-mile tempo run, a 13-mile long run, and then a (hopefully long-ish) bike ride on Sunday.

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Sentence: Going to “Yoga for Athletes” tonight at a new yoga studio after my run for a blog review. Sentence worded very eloquently.

I swear our coaches are in cahoots because our training peaks schedule looks almost identical each week! Except your paces are a little faster and my coach knows I’m poor so I have “massage” on there only after big races!

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My sentence for the day: I really want pb&j with Cheetos.

I have a hard tempo run tomorrow then long Saturday and easy Sunday.

My last dessert was a Tiff’s Treat sugar cookie–still warm!!! It was SO good. :)

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Scrolling down to the bottom your PB&J with Cheetos caught my eye. Is this a sandwich? Do you dip the Cheetos? I am intrigued. It kind of sounds really good. Please share. :)

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Haha, yes! It’s a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with Cheetos inside. It’s SO delicious. :)

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I think I have a goal for my weekend, try this sandwich!! Thanks for sharing.

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Awesome!! Let me know what you think!

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Right now, my favorite Pandora station is Mariah Carey Holiday (I know it’s early, but it helps get me through the day!). Last night I had a square of Ghirardelli peppermint bark for dessert, but I’m trying to cut back b/c dessert is a primary food group in my diet. My taste buds love it, but my booty- not so much :/

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I loved that Alanis skit! I laughed so hard when I saw it last week!

Fave Pandora stations = 90s pop (amazing!), Matchbox 20, and Dave Barnes

The last dessert that I had was chocolate chocolate chip ice cream. So good!

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Great post! It put me in such a good mood!

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Just the long run this weekend for me! Watching Philly Marathon runners, including my sister and cousin!! Very excited to spectate, it’s been awhile!! Enjoy the rest of your workouts this week.

Good luck to all other Philly marathon runners!

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I love when kids learn to tell jokes. They are so funny just trying to keep from spoiling the punch line! My workouts have been really random for the past week because I’m not training for anything (gasp!). I still need to get up and run every morning though, because that’s what I enjoy doing. I did figure out I need to run at least 18 miles a week until the end of the year to beat last years mileage, so that’s my minimum goal!

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Thank you for sharing the motivation clip!!
Pretty sure I teared up a bit….I think we can all relate to self doubt whether its during training or in life. :)
I will be re-watching that probably a 100 time while training for Boston!!
PS – Your speed and strength is truly an inspiration!

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Thank you so so much Cortney for your sweet comment and YAY YAY YAY for training for Boston! You are going to rock it!

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I always love the taper also! It feels so good to let my body rest after months of working hard.
Just easy runs for today and tomorrow! Enjoying easy running before training begins in a month.

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I had some Ben and Jerry’s red velvet cake ice cream… it was AH-MAZE-ING!

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The picture of Brooke reading..melts my heart :)

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I think the last real desert I had was a mil shake. Then I forgot to buy more ice cream. I don’t know how that happened. Now I’m looking forward to all that pie!

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It sounds like you have been really enjoying yourself lately Janae. My last dessert was red velvet cake last night so I have absolutely no complaints. I’m running the Philly half this weekend so taper and then race for me.

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Yay! The protein bar was good?? Never seen those here in NJ!

Rest of the week:
Today legs and cardio
Friday abs and arms
Saturday late morning run with my pup!

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My sentence for the day is midterms :( but I will not let them get me down!
There rest of my workouts consist of a 4 mile pace run Friday, and a fun little half marathon with friends on Saturday!
Favorite pandora station lately has been Hello by Adele (great music genre imo)
Last dessert I had was a few days ago, and it was a delicious slice of pumpkin pie! Gosh I love the holiday season :)

Hope you, and everyone else has a wonderful rest of the week! Now back to studying lol

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That Alanis Morsette video is awesome! Too funny.
My sentence- Its my Friday, woohoo!!
Last dessert I had was a Ghirardelli square, it was delicious!
I love the Mariah Carey Christmas Pandora station :-)

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I’ve got my first speedy-ish workout in a while tonight and then a trail run on Saturday. Super pumped! I am falling back into my Pandora Christmas station – one Mariah Carey and one Charlie Brown, the best.

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Enjoy the taper week!

The rest of my week is 100% FUN! Yesterday was my last day of work until the New Year!! Quit my job and don’t start my new gig until January :)

Last dessert I had was the birthday cake pop from Starbucks I treated myself to right after I turned my laptop in!

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I had peanut butter pie with an oreo crust last night:):) SO GOOD! I am excited for pumpkin pie next week.

Did my first run back after the marathon this morning- an easy 2.5 miles- and it felt pretty good! I am just glad to not be sore anymore! It took a solid 3 days.

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I hit the “shuffle” option on my Pandora sometimes just so it can surprise me! :) But I love the old school channels too! Nothing better than 90’s music to get my workout on to!

My last dessert was salted caramel and chocolate Coconut bliss ice cream! YUM!!

Workout for the rest of the week is run, run and more run!

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Thank you so much for posting these videos….seriously made my day.

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I LOVE your nail polish!! Where did you get it? What color/brand is it?

Thanks!!

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Thank you sweet girl!! I actually go to a nail place to do it… it is shellac and I will ask next time I go!

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It’s really awesome how all your friends embrace Brooke and involve her in all your activities. She’s like a mini me!

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Brooke is hilarious! That little one has more girls nights out than I do! Can’t wait for her blog to come out ; )

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hahaha it is kind of crazy… her childhood is pretty much opposite of what mine was like but it is what it is ha! Hope you are having an awesome day Fran!

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I’ve got an easy speedwork session tonight, and then I’m off to Tulsa for Route 66!

The last dessert I had was pecan pie. Yum!

And, I am pretty obsessed with my Florence & The Machine Pandora station.

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That Alanis Morissette song was hilarious…thanks for sharing! In one week from today, my favorite Pandora station will be either “Pentatonix Christmas”, “Straight No Chaser Christmas” or “Christmas Classics”. :)

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I’m an Alanis lookalike! Cool, hey? Andrew looks like Daniel Craig, so we’re not quite evenly matched in the looker department but I have a faaaaabulous personality. ;) If only I could sing like Alanis too!

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That Santa run looks fun! I live next to the North Pole in Alaska and they have a lot of cute themed runs I can’t wait to do.

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Love that popcorn and those protein bars. They are like candy. Why am I always so hungry after reading your blog? Or is that I am just always hungry? Such deep and thought provoking questions I have running through my mind.

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Brooke is seriously growing up around an awesome group of women! :)

Today’s sentence: Cold run in the drizzly rain with a friend is better than no run in the drizzly rain with a friend.

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That popcorn looks amazing and I need to go buy it right now. <~ My sentence :)

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Peppermint and White Chocolate popcorn?!!?!?! I need to find this ASAP! Last night I had some of my homemade protein flourless chocolate cake. It was good!

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that popcorn sounds really delicious! favorite pandora station for me is harry potter film score. helps me tune out the rest of the noise in the office and some songs bring back memories from the movies and put me in my happy place :)

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I need that popcorn!

Workouts – trail run today = 7 miles, easy run tomorrow, bike ride on Saturday. I’m enjoying a little non-structured training!

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I just had the best plate of desserts at my cousins bar mitzvah (I know, random for a Thursday morning). Best chocolate muffin ever – a cross between a chocolate rugelach and a babka (jewish terms, not sure what else to call them lol) but omg, so so so good!

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Haha yes I loved that Alanis skit too!!

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This whole post made me smile. Love Brooke’s texting and joke telling skills, laughed at the Alanis skit and almost got up from my desk and started running in my dress and boots after that motivational video.

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OH GOOD! That makes me so so happy… a quick run in a dress/boots sounds like a great idea:) Enjoy the rest of your day Michelle!

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So yesterday, I was in class catching up on your blog when the girls next to me started looking at my computer, and then they all proceeded to fawn over Brooke and you. They wanted me to tell you that:

1. YOU ARE GORGEOUS. I filled them in on who you are and your life and how you’re a beast of a runner. They couldn’t believe you were such a hot mama.
2. We all agreed how brave you are for blogging about the harder things. This is something I strive to do considering my whole blog is about my recovery from anorexia, and seeing you be so willing to discuss the strife you’ve endured recently is really courageous.
3. Finally, we all agreed that Brooke is probably the most beautiful child we have ever laid eyes on. I then showed them the recent photography picots of you and her and we were squealing in the back of a large lecture hall.

Basically, no work got done in that class and because of you, I now made three new friends in my journalism class! I realize this comment is so irrelevant to this post, but I just had to let you know. Thank you for being YOU, Janae. I never leave your blog without a smile on my face. It was a good decision adding you to my blog feed, and I have loved following your life for the past few years.

Hope you are having a fantastic Thursday!

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Well, your comment just made my life. Holy cow.. thank you for your sweet sweet words. They mean the world to me! YAY for new friends and I LOVE the How to Eat Like An Animal video you posted…hilarious!

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My sentence of today is “Tomorrow is Friday!” Ha.

I really enjoyed the Rise and Shine video. It’s great motivation. My workouts for the rest of the week involve a yoga class and a run Friday. But now I’m feeling like a slacker and maybe I should add more.

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I love G2G bars! We gave them to the athletes at the University of Utah for a bit. So good! The last dessert I had was Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked froyo. I didn’t intend to eat the whole thing but I did… for dinner.

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I haven’t watched that motivational video in a long time and LOVE it! Thanks! It sends shivers down my spine.

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Wow maybe I’m a little emotional right now, but that motivation video just made me cry at work BAHAHA. woohoo! Ready to jump out of bed at 4:55 tomorrow and GO!

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Oh my goodness! I need to try that popcorn! Where did you find it?!?!

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They found them at a grocery store in the area called Sprouts! SO SO GOOD.. you have to try them!

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Haha loved the videos today!

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That popcorn is to die for, and I may or may not have eaten the whole bag………..at once! The sugar cookie one is just as delicious too :) Thank god no one else in my family likes it!! Score me!

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Sentence: It’s a lazy, rainy afternoon at my house.

Workouts: Yoga today, running Friday and Saturday.

My go-to Pandora stations are 80s pop and summer hits of the 90s.

Last dessert was peppermint ice cream. Gotta keep running so I can keep eating ALL the ice cream :)

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Sentence for the day:
If it is peppermint, I’ll have that thing!

Love the taper plan you’ve got going – good luck! Looks like you won’t go too stir-crazy :)

This week I’m hoping for my first run past a mile or two. I came out of my marathon with a strained hip flexor and some IT problems, so it’s been yoga and foam rolling like it’s my j-o-b.

Yay Alanis Morrisette! Taking me WAYYYY back.

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Sentence for the day: I’m sorry but guys can we cool it with the peppermint, Thanksgiving comes before Christmas.

Today I ran with a friend for the first time (like, not just the first time with them, but the first time EVER running with someone else) and it was a lot more fun than I thought running with a buddy would be! I did 8.5 miles alone and then they joined me for 4 miles. Tomorrow I have a rest day, then a long run on Saturday.

The last real dessert I had was a s’mores Pop-Tart. Every now and then I get a Pop-Tart craving.

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That popcorn looks yummy, I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

Last dessert I had…I’m obsessed with Turkey Hill double dunker ice cream…it’s like a combination of chocolate chip cookie dough and cookies and cream…but with mocha ice cream instead of vanilla! So good!

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I have some longer runs planned for the weekend….back-to-back….always so exhausting!

I really enjoy the positive hip hop station, 80s pop, and 90s pop….I love me some catchy tunes while on the go

The last real dessert that I had was Monday….I had some Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Core ice cream with cookie dough crumbles and a peanut butter cup broken up into it.

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Your hot chocolate the other day sparked a huge craving for hot chocolate. Now peppermint popcorn?! I should just go to the store now.

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I need to find that white chocolate peppermint popcorn ASAP!

Did you try their Candy Corn flavor last month? Wow! It was fantastic!

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Hi Janae, I have been following your posts for about a month now and I find your posts super motivating and fun at the same time, thank you for sharing yiur life and running experiences here. Keep up the great work and best of luck on your upcoming marathon!
Looking at your Nike video post today made me want to share my opinion here: I hope next time Nike makes a motivational video, they would simply include more female athletes! Look at the entire video again, there are perhaps 2 or 3 female athletes at the beginning there (one does not look satisfied with her performance) but in none of the victory scenes (toward the end of video) you see a woman and the only mention of “she” is as evil. I think it is partly the responsibility of us, female athletes, to bring this up again and again that we are no less, we do have big dreams, and we can wake up at 6:00 am, make sacrifices and also balance our work, family and life to achieve them too. In fact 57% of running even finishers in America are women! :) ” l think it is about time the society and the big corporations start acknowleging strong women”. And I think that is my sentence for the day:)

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I love your blog and how fun your pictures are.

I have a couple of questions:
Where is that store? I love some of the things in it and would love to stop there next time I visit my folks.

What tracker were you using for your workouts? I do something that looks similar in paper, but would love to make it electronic.

Thanks!

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last dessert I had was a chocolate mousse with coffee ice cream..it was amazing!

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Hi Janae! I went to Portland for work this week and had a layover in SLC. My whole trip was inspired by you :) I finally had Cafe Rio in the SLC airport for the first time and I now understand your obsession. I went to Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland (I tagged you on instagram) and got an Apple Fritter–but it had bananas, PB, and Chocolate on top. Omg out of this world good! So that and many more doughnuts were my last desserts :)

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Pandora- Salt N Peppa channel

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I ran with Alanis Morrissette in her first marathon (actually her twin brother, Wade ran with us also). There’s way too much “ownership” in that sentence than reflects the actual situation – but it was a very small marathon – around 200 — so I certainly felt like we ran it together. And she was very kind to chat with me at the end. I <3 her and her music.

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