11 things from our Friday… PS we are in Arizona now!

1.  Friday started with my last run before the race.  4 miles @ an 8:00 pace on the treadmill.  Goodness, I’ve been on the treadmill way too much lately.  BUT this actually might pay off for the race because it will feel so nice to be outside again in the sunshine after so much time on the treadmill and I will cruise.

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2.  I have a very good feeling that these are my lucky shoes and that we are going to have a real bonding experience together tomorrow.

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3.  Sandwiches are really the way to both of our hearts.

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4.  Just trying to see how many times we can see Santa before the 25th.  

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5.  I have trained her well in the proper frosting to cookie ratio—> she added even more of the good stuff after I took this picture.  

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6.  My mom prefers to be at the airport 4 hours early;) so we had a lot of time to just hang out.

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7.  Brooke got in some strides while I put my feet up.  

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8.  And then we were off for our 1 hour and 21 minute flight of watching 101 Dalmatians.

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9.  Brooke told me she was packing her bag for the trip… she included her wallet, necklaces, her hair straightener and a panda.  Not bad.  

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10.  We go on the super cheap flight (you have to pay extra to bring a bag/for a sip of water/to throw something away;) and so I made sure to bring our own peanuts for the plane.

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11.  And now Brooke is in heaven with her cousins.  

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One day to go!  Seriously, thank you guys for all of your good lucks and pep talks… it means the world to me!! 

What are your Saturday plans?  What are you running today?

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Good luck this weekend!!! Believe in your training, you’ve worked hard to get here!

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How exciting! This must be a huge buildup especially after ice fining those stomach issues. Good luck!

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Good luck!!!

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good luck! You are going to rock it!

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Love Brooke’s bag ;) . Enjoy your visit!

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I feel like I can’t say it enough–you’ve totally got this!! You’ve put in all the hard work and it will pay off in spades for you tomorrow. Have fun out there!

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Have fun and enjoy your trip Janae! Thinking about you this weekend!

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I am running 7 easy today. Good luck tomorrow. You are going to crush it. Trust in your training!

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Good luck, Janae! You are going to rock the marathon tomorrow!

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Good luck!! You will do great and crush your goal!!

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Best of luck – very excited for you and great feelings about your race!

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Enjoy the race!

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Good luck tomorrow, Janae!! Today I’m working my last shift at the running store, going out for an easy run, and studying for finals!

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You go girl! You’ve got so much support behind you and a lot of talent+guts- you’re ready to reach those goals! Have fun and remember to smile (which the race photographers won’t catch- they will catch you at your absolute worst moment, probably mid sneeze. Those rascals. *uplifting comment of the day*)

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Today is more about relaxing. This week was insane. I need the break and maybe even a nap

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So excited for you!!!!
I am working 9-4 today and then driving to our family farm where I get to run 45 min. in our lane because it’ll be dark when I get there but much warmer than it is this morning :)

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Good luck! I’ll be sending long-distance cheers to you tomorrow morning! :)

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Good luck!!! You will crush it tomorrow! Looking forward to hearing all about it!
I’m taking today off and getting a massage and then 18 tomorrow. Happy weekend!

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Best of luck to you! You are going to have a great race!

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Welcome back to AZ!

Today I’m to watch my nephew play soccer and then go to a race expo to pick up my bib for a race tomorrw. Usually I have a long run today, so it was nice to sleep in and not rush off into the cold.

Have a great race tomorrow in Tucson!

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We are hanging around and decorating for Christmas this weekend. Good luck!

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Have fun! Go get ’em!

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Good luck, Janae!! You are going to do great!!!

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Good luck tomorrow!!! You’ll crush it :) Have an awesome time and enjoy not being on that treadmill!

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Good luck and remember, when the going gets tough, the tough get going!!

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Ahhh good luck! You’re going to do amazing!! Have fun!

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Sending good vibes your way tomorrow!!! You’re gonna rock it!!
I’m taking a day off of running today, but pacing a half marathon tomorrow morning!

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Just doing a long run, once I finally get up from this oh so comfortable chair. Probably 6 miles or so for me. & then an Ugly Sweater party tonight! Here’s to hoping I can find an ugly sweater, everywhere I’ve been so far has been sold out!

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Have a blast this weekend and race hard! Brooke looks like she is a professional traveler. :)

Today I am doing a seven mile run – longest since having my baby three months ago! I’m excited to see how it goes.

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Totally rocked a 20 miler for Disney in January in 28 degrees. Soo excited for you tomorrow. You have this! Go get it!!

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Good luck tomorrow! So excited for you!

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Hi Janae!!! Welcome to Arizona! I think the weather looks in your favor :) I was trying to look up the race course to see if it was possible for me to go cheer you on at the finish line, and it looks difficult to get to the finish like with parking and everything! Booo! I might still try to make it, but if i don’t, good luck and I know you will rock it! :) <3

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So excited to see you succeed tomorrow!!! So much hard work and you’ve finally made it there :)
Have fun!!!!!!

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Good luck tomorrow Janae! I’ve loved following your journey leading up to this race. Believe in yourself. Regardless of the outcome, you’ve accomplished so much! You are such a good Momma. That’s what’s most important anyway. I’ll be cheering you on from Minnesota! Run like the wind!

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GO JANAE!!!

I’m heading out to go rock climbing now, then cleaning the apartment tonight :( All so that I can finish decorating tomorrow, and bake cookies!

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You got this tomorrow! Excited for you! Go out there and have fun!
I ran 8 cold miles this morning but just thankful to still be running outside. I just found out my mom is in the hospital… and its her birthday :-( Our celebrating will look a little different now.

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Last-minute inspiration for you: I work with my local chapter of Girls on the Run, and this morning was their end-of-season 5k. One girl was on crutches and insisted on doing the race anyway. Girlfriend came through the finish line crutching at a speedwalking pace! I was so blown away. You can do anything you decide to do!

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Good luck, Janae!! You’ve got this in the bag and you deserve a great race more than anyone! I’ll be thinking of you when I wake up tomorrow knowing you’re out there kicking serious butt. Best of luck !!!

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Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Enjoy the opportunity that has been given to you!!

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All the best wishes going out to you. Enjoy the journey you’re gonna do great!

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I HATE when airlines do that!!

Good luck on the big race! You’re gonna do awesome!!!

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Go get ’em, girl!! :)

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You got this, Girl! We will be cheering you on from Michigan!!!

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So excited for you!!! I prayed for you this morning:) Can’t wait to read tomorrow!

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8 miles today followed by yoga. Now we’re watching ALL the Star Wars movies to get ready for the big release coming up!

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Today I ran the 10K Christmas Story Run (Cleveland). I thought a lot about you and your dedication. You are an inspiration, thank you!
Good luck tomorrow!!

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GO GO GO, JANAE, GO!!!

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You can do this!!!
Have a good sleep x

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Good luck this weekend!!!

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Have a great race! You’ll do great!

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Sending fast feet vibes to you, but you’ve got this!!!! You’re going to NAIL it! ?

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If it were up to me, I’d ONLY eat frosting. Cookies are just the vessel that gets them to my mouth.

The skies of the backdrop in the photo right before you boarded the airplane is STUNNING.

I woke up this morning and thought of you during my entire run because I thought today was the day! I’m super bummed it’s tomorrow, but I know you’re going to kill it either way! Sending lots of prayers. <3

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Good luck Janae!! I will be thinking of you and saying a few prayers. We all love you no matter what your time is (which I know will be something that starts with a 2 :).

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Send you sub-3 vibes from Michigan. We are rooting for you!!! You so deserve this, you have worked hard and put in the miles. It’s yours!

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Those boots! So cute. You’ll have to let me know where those are from when you are bored during your recovery! Good luck!

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Good luck girl! You so got this! :)

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Also I ran by a donut shop on my morning run today (which I only realized because of the wonderful smell) and thought of you!

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Best of luck tomorrow, and go ahead and count people as you pass them because it’s not rude at all, i do it all the time with the exception that i might count 1 if im lucky. Can’t wait to hear all about your sub 3.

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Good luck!!! You’ve worked so hard.

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Good luck!! You’re going to do amazing!
What Brooks shoes are those? I love them!!

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Whoohoooo!!! You will do great! I hope my hometown treats you well :)

I got in an 8.5 mile run – I had hoped it would be 9 miles, but with a cold starting, I didn’t feel that great and didn’t push it.

I just wanted to say thanks for being an inspiration! Thanks to you, I’m starting to train for my first marathon (race in late February or March)! I’m still nervous about it, since I’ve only completed one half-marathon before, and I never thought I could do it until I found your blog and starting reading posts and comments. So thank you again!!! We are all rooting for you! :)

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Good luck tomorrow! Got in 6 miles on the treadmill today.

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Good luck tomorrow! You will do great!

I ran a fast 6 miles this morning, ran errands, did some cleaning, and finished putting up decorations in the house. Being productive today means that tomorrow can be a true rest day!

Sending you speedy running vibes!

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No doubt in my mind you are going to finish strong, can’t wait to hear all about it!

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Goooood luck tomorrow Janae!! Go run your heart out! You’ll do amazing! Can’t wait to hear all about it afterwards.

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Good luck tomorrow!!! Have fun!

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Did a half marathon and got a PR today. THANKFUL that hard work is paying off. And because I am in marathon training I had to add 7 more miles to that! Now watching my favorite team The Florida Gators.
Wishing you all the very very best tomorrow Janae! All the way fro Florida to Arizona I am yelling Go and do your job! You got this!

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Best of luck tomorrow!! You will be in my thoughts :)

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GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Sending positive vibes and well wishes from South Georgia!!!! What a fun “girl’s” trip with having your mom and daughter with you…. I think they will bring you GOOD LUCK!!!!! :)
Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it…. of course, after you have recovered!

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Good luck tomorrow!! You are going to rock it!

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I am so excited the day is here for you! All your hard work will pay off whether you PR or not. Crossing the finish line is where it’s at! Brooke, your mom and your brother’s family will be waiting for you!

I love my new Garmin 220 especially when it tells me I’ve set a new record. 14mi super hilly miles. My friends hate when I map courses b/c they inevitable include hills.

Have a great race!

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Wishing you MILES of SMILES, Janae!! I’ll be cheering for you from Texas. :)

I had a great last long run today before my race next weekend, and then I moved. Now for the seemingly never-ending unpacking…

Can’t wait to hear the race recap! Go get it done!!

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Janae, even though I’m sure you are in bed by now, resting up for an amazing performance tomorrow, I just wanted to send you one last vote of confidence all the way from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. After reading your blog for so long, one thing I know is that with so many people rooting for you, no matter what time you get, you know you are loved! Rock that race, girl!! We are ALL ( including “virtual friends” like myself) rooting for you. Not because you are an amazing runner but more because you are an amazing person. God Speed :)

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My Saturday plans included a run with friends this morning followed by a holiday party/gift exchange. Then, I made no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookies this afternoon and walked my dog; it was a lovely day! Good luck tomorrow at your race! Tuscon is beautiful and I am sure that you will crush that race!

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I LOVED what Brooke packed-so adorable! Cheering for you from St. George! This is your race and you will rock it! You are such an inspiring mom, runner, and human being. I love this quote from George Eliot, “Hold your head up! You were not made for failure, you were made for VICTORY. GO FORWARD WITH JOYFUL CONFIDENCE.” Happy racing tomorrow! You’ve got this!

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im not a runner at all but im going to a ragdoll cattery tomorrow to check out kittens! So excited haha. And I forgot…are you a Panera girl?

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Good luck today!!! have fun!!!

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I wore the same shoes for my race 2 weeks ago and it went really well, so maybe they are lucky shoes!!
Good luck today!!!

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Good luck!! Even though I know you will do great! Can you please tell me where your cute booties are from that you wore to the airport??

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Aw I love Brooke’s packed bag!

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