Last run in my 20s… I have a feeling there will be some pretty amazing runs/races in my 30s.
Errands with my main squeeze.
My older niece took me for my bday date…
and she had pretty fancy hair.
Brooke runs more miles each day than I do.
She is also becoming quite the photographer.
She gave us all makeovers at my sister’s house.
Dinner and a movie with Jess… she even treated me to the recliner seats.
We made quite the dent in the bucket.
And if I wake up early enough I will be running outside in the morning:)
WHAT DO YOU HAVE GOING TODAY? ARE YOU WATCHING THE MARATHON TRIALS??
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
I’m going to a spin instructor certification class today and couldn’t be more excited! Happy birthday weekend!
Sarah @ SarahRuns26
Happy birthday!! Hope you have an amazing weekend!!
I’m doing my long run today then I’m watching the trials! Can’t wait to see who makes it to the olympics!!
Happy birthday my beautiful daughter! You have been such a source of happiness in our family since the day you were born! You are an inspiration to all of us! Love you! Mom
Surely I only know you and your family from the blog…but you guys are the sweetest, cutest, most loving, adoring and adorable family!!!
The inspiration, love, and joy that Janae is speaking through her blog and social media is a blessing and a testament to her upbringing. God bless you and thank you for sharing yourselves with all of us readers!!!
Happy birthday, Janae!
Ditto from Australia. Love reading about your day, great adventures and your gorgeous loving family. We need way more like this on our planet.
Wishing you a fantastic birthday and praying all your dreams come true. You inspire me and make me smile each and every day :)
I really want to check out the trials – not sure how to screen them from here though. Ran my long run today then sleeping in tomorrow and will hopefully do something nice to make the most of the gorgeous sunny weather we have this weekend. Your looking strong in that running pic! Keep enjoying your bday celebrations they look awesome.
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day!
Just looked at the weather channel and the headline is “life-threatening cold incoming.” No outdoor running for me this weekend! I’ll have to watch the marathon trials and live vicariously through the elites!
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
I’ve got 16 miles to do on the treadmill and then I’m 100% going to watch the trials! I am way too excited! Hopefully in 4 years I’ll be there live watching my husband run it :)
have you read this article? http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/why-we-get-running-injuries-and-how-to-prevent-them/
Happy Birthday!!! I hope it’s fabulous!
The agenda for today is a 16 mile run, watching the Olympic trials, and hopefully face-timing with the nephew for his 3rd birthday which is today as well!!
Have an amazing birthday! This is the best weekend for a birthday in my opinion – we’re celebrating my daughter’s too :) The 30’s are tons better than the 20’s in my opinion and you have a lot to look forward to!
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
Happy birthday Janae! Today is getting in a strength workout, watching the trials, and then going shopping for new running shoes!
Long run today. Unfortunately on the treadmill because it’s 6 degrees here and feels like -11. Tonight, meeting up with some family and friends for dinner and games.
Do you 2 have them same shoes on?
Happy Birthday Janae!!
Chelsea @ Chelsea Be Healthy
Happy birthday Janae!!! I hope its the best!!
I’m definitely watching the trials!! I can’t wait!!
Your popcorn made me hungry! Nothing better than movie theater popcorn! :)
Happiest of birthdays!!! Thanks for being such a positive, inspiration to all of us! I hope all your dreams come true this year :)
Today we are going to probably make sugar cookies to take out to friends and neighbors. I have one little one with a cough that will hopefully be gone or mostly gone today so we can do something else fun to celebrate Valentine’s.
I hope you have a great birthday!
you are seriously so gorgeous!! :) happy birthday Janae!!!!! xo
sally @ sweat out the small stuff
I’m staying inside and resting up to finally ditch this upper respiratory infection. I can’t watch the trials because it’ll keep me on pins and needles too much. But once I know who made it i’ll go and watch it on DVR =)
Happy last of the 20s!!!!!
Happy Birthday! I hope this year is your best year yet and the following years just keep getting better :)
Rachel @ Simply Rachel Nicole
Happy Birthday cute girl! I hope it’s wonderful for you! :) Good luck on your run! You are so brave to run in that cold ha! I’m such a wimp! ;)
Gretchen | Gretchruns
Happy Birthday! Definitely going to watch the trials today. SO pumped!
Sam @ See Sam Run
Happy almost Birthday! I’m doing my long run today, but since 10 miles on the treadmill sounds torturous, I’m splitting it into a 10K then 3.8 mi. I have two virtual races to do so I thought it would be fun to do them both today! I’ll be watching the Marathon Trials between the runs!
What brand of black and white shoes are those?!
Margaret @ youngandrungry
I just got done with a COLD 10-miler and I’m about to eat everything in the fridge and then settle down and watch the trials! I’m SO excited and happy birthday!!!
Happy birthday!!!Hope it is wonderful!!!
Happy happy happy birthday, Janae!! Thank you for always being a positive light in this world for all of us! Keep shining on! Enjoy YOUR day!
Happy birthday Janae! New decade, new age group! The 30’s are def better than the 20’s. This year is my last one before the big 4-0!
The hubs is out of town so I’ve got my long 16 scheduled for tomorrow. The weather is gorgeous here on the west coast so as soon as the trials are o we we are headed outside.
With such amazing family and friends I doubt doubt you’ll have a fantastic birthday weekend!
Happy birthday girl! Trust me, everything just gets better in your 30s!
Happy Birthday! 30 is great and hope you have a fantastic day!
I’m getting over a cold/congestion so no running today. planning on watching the Marathon trials, even went and bought snacks for the occasion, even my kids want to watch them
Happy birthday!!! Enjoy every second.
It’s my birthday today too! Happy 30th birthday, I hope you have the best day and get spoilt?
Most of the female runners I know feel their best in their 30’s and run the quickest times as well. Welcome to the golden decade girl :-)
Yes – I am watching the trials!
Happy Birthday Janae! Thank you for all the sunshine you bring to our days! I agree with everybody who says that the 30s are awesome! I do feel mentally and physically stronger than ever ;-) I wish the same to you!
Amanda @ Exploring Life & Things
Happy birthday!!! Your day yesterday sounded wonderful :) I’m planning on relaxing today and going to a coffee shop soon to read! Idk why that’s all I’ve been wanting to do recently haha
Happy Birthday Lady! 30’s are great.
I only did 4.5 miles this AM…it was -1 outside and sunny with no wind, so can’t complain. Tomorrow I will be doing a snowshoe race so no long run for me this weekend.
Have a great day!
Happy Birthday! It’s my Birthday also and I can tell you the 30s are awesome.
Your 30’s will be better than you can imagine.
You will love running in your 30s!!! I just ran a huge PR at 39 and I am hoping my first marathon in my 40s will be a PR (Boston!!!!). I just ran 15 miles on the YM because the wind and cold are off the chain in VA!! Happy birthday!!!
Just finished a steady 10 miler in preparation for tomorrow’s fast finish 20 miler (peak marathon training week!). Eating my post-run bagel with 2 eggs, avocado, and cheese and then cleaning, cleaning, cleaning my house until the trials start. I have a feeling this might be Desi’s year to win it. I LOVE Shalane, but Desi is probably more prepared for the LA heat since she has been traing in Florida in recent weeks. As a 42 year old myself, I was bummed to read that Deena Kastor had to pull out due to a minor hamstring strain… Was hoping she would represent us “old folks” well! :)
After the trials, I’m going to buy all the materials for doing solid hardwood floors for my 1st floor. I’ll likely leave many thousands of dollars poorer. But they will be beautiful!
Happy Birthday! I’m loving my 30’s, they are difenatly the best…so far. Hoping yours are just as wonderful! :)
Happpppppppy Birthday Janae! So many good things happen in your 30’s. Enjoy it!
When I used to read cosmo and other magazines like that they would always have articles about women over 30 and how much more confident they were. I always thought it was a bunch of bull until I got there. I think being over 30 you do really find out who you are, what you really like and what you will put up with (or not put up with ;) ) so, enjoy! You deserve every great thing that comes your way.♡
Happy birthday Janae!!! Xo
Happy birthday! Hope you have a great weekend and next year ahead!
Happy Birthday Janae! Wishing you the happiest of days! You are so darn adorable. And I love your niece’s hair!
HELP! I want to watch the trials. What channel and what time today??
Just finished my 18 miles… best.feeling.ever :)
Yes to the marathon trials!! I set a bunch of reminders the other day.. not sure why I thought I would need them as I am literally watching the minutes tick off the clock. I am hoping for a good Kara story!!
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have great weekend!
Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona
Sounds like you’re having lots of fun celebrating your birthday.
I’m studying for a physiology unit test tomorrow. I’ll be glad once I’ve taken it!
Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me
HAPPY LAST DAY OF THE TWENTIES! I haven’t entered them yet, but I’m hoping it was a transformative decade for you. I have a feeling 30 is going to be your year.
Happy birthday! So many fun treats, enjoy them all.
No run, sinus infection makes it impossible. It would have been treadmill since it’s stupid cold out with 35 mile an hour gusts.
Reading, watching movies and hanging out with my hubby.
Happy birthday, Janae!!!
Ps…that has to be the best running shirt EVER. I have three of them: pink, blue and grey.
This is so exciting. I didn’t believe friends and family when they told me each decade of life just gets better and better. It really does!! Your 30s…there are such excellent things in store for you and your family. Happy, Happy Birthday.
For Christmas I was gifted that Run Happy top in blue–love it! I wore it as a base layer for my 18-mile run this morning in 14-degree temps. I’m at work for 6 hours today so can’t watch the trials but I’m tracking my favorite runners! Happy early birthday to you, Janae!
Happy birthday !!!!!! Nothing fancy around here, MIL is visiting so we did some serious shopping therapy LOL! I am so happy she is such a nice person and i really like her – and added bonus she likes me back :P
So i postponed my long run for tomorrow since the weather will be nicer than today!
Happy Birthday!!! You light up everyone’s day!
Sending big hugs your way,
Watching the trials right now. Fingers crossed for Des Linden, but pack just broke off with 4. We’ll see what happens.
Congrats and Happy Birthday to our hostess.
Way to go Des, home girl. What a finish for the ladies.
Meredith @ the cookie chrunicles
Happy birthday weekend! Have a great time
I got 22 miles in this morning… And now I’m thinking I might, just for fun, sign up for a marathon next weekend that starts two minutes from my house. Because I have gone insane.
Happy birthday Janae!
Have a wonderful birthday weekend!
Happy last day of your 20’s!
Becky @Ok, So Here's the Plan
I had a longish run (8 miles, it’s all relative) in negative wind chills, and did dishes while I watched the marathon trials. Watching those runners is so inspiring, it made me want to get out and run!
Julie VerHage @ Post Grad Inspiration
Happy birthday! My Uncle said his best racing years were his 30s, so I think you’re right :) Can’t wait to see some more PRs and sub 3s!
Hope you’re having a birthday full of LOVE and HUGS and SMILES!!
Happy Birthday, Janae! you’re going to love your 30’s!
Welcome to your 30’s, Janae! This decade is SO much better than the 20’s.
I did a 5 mile run in the gorgeous but cold (15 degrees) weather today. I think it will be too cold to run tomorrow, with the minus 20 degree wind chills :0.
I watched the Olympic marathon trials with my stepdaughter. I was sad to not see Kara get the top three but she ran such a good race! I can’t wait to run my first marathon now.
I went and watched the Olympic trails on the streets of LA, it was awesome.
I mentor a training program here locally and we had 7 miles on the plan and unfortunately it was 3 degrees outside with -18 degree wind chills. While it was absolutely freezing, a majority of the participants made it out there and ran with us and to be honest it was amazing. Yes, I might have been a little colder than normal but it showed that I have the mental agility to get through the freezing miles.
Happy Birthday!!! I hope your 30’s are amazing!! Your family is so inspiring, you’re so lucky to be so close to each other.
Ps-I’m pretty sure I have those vans, they’re the best!
Happy Birthday girlfriend!! Here’s to hoping our 30s are the best running years yet!
Happy birthday! Also I was wondering where are those nice green pants from??
The Hungry Runner Girl
Thank you so much Julia!! Here is the link:
They are the best!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
I love your sunglasses! Did you pick a winner yet?
Amy @ Life to the Full
Love your run outfit for the morning! Hope you had the perfect birthday weekend :)
What a great day! What movie did you see?
Love your niece’s hair! So cute that they all took you on dates!! Happy late birthday!!
I’ve changed my workouts from afternoon to mornings (before the boys wake up). It’s hard (I’m only on day 2). But worth it, because I know for sure I can get my workout in this way.