A bunch of things since we last caught up and I’d like you to meet my guy….

My computer decided to stop working (one of my favorite things to have happen;) last night so I am sure you really missed a morning post from me today:)  It’s now working so let’s catch up on everything going on in our world since we last talked.

BUT FIRST!! I’m stoked about being a NordicTrack Ambassador!  I have the X11i Incline Trainer and I cannot wait to put on 100s (1000s;) of miles on this treadmill and share my thoughts and review with you!  So far this treadmill is making it so nice for me to get in my runs when I don’t have a babysitter…. it allows me to get up early and put in some miles and now that Brooke isn’t in school… I will be treadmilling often!  I have always loved NordicTrack (my first treadmill ever… the one I got at the start of my blog but had to leave when I got divorced)  and the incredible products that they offer.  I’m a huge fan. They are the industry’s leading 40% incline (they are the only treadmill on the market that goes that high).  I’m stoked to play around with the iFit subscription—>  I’ll fill you in on all the details and also share with you the iFit wearable that tracks all of your movement (everything from sleep to working out)!

Life in our neck of the woods:

***I was stoked this morning to run into two of my favorite humans on the planet at the park.  I worked for them for years during college but it never felt like work—> more like I just got to hang out with my best friends all day:)  We got to catch up on life and it was perfect (but cold and windy;)

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*I then met Josse for a 7 mile run.  That speed workout that I posted yesterday left my legs feeling like lead!  I could not get them moving today but I guess that is a good thing because the hard workouts make us stronger (if we allow ourselves to recover from them properly too).

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*Josse is in full taper mode!  Her half-ironman is on Saturday and she is going to ROCK IT.  I’m so stoked for her and all of the hard work she has put into this training cycle is going to pay off big time in just a few more days.

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*After our run I met my sister for a few minutes (ehhhh 7 minutes) of weight lifting.  It consisted more of her weight lifting and me talking her ear off.

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REWIND TO MONDAY NIGHT….

*Kiddos right out of the bath with a fresh pair of pajamas and ready to snuggle= the best.  PS Brooke could stay in the bath tub for hours if I let her… anyone else have a toddler like that?

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*I’ve never done this before on the blog but I’d like to introduce you to my boyfriend.  I found the best of the best…

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*And I know you are dying to know this—>  he definitely runs too!

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*We had a fun date last night but first a friend of ours gave us a box of donuts…  It made for the perfect appetizer before dinner.

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*Above donut friend also gave Brooke a jar of sprinkles so her entire week was made.

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*We grabbed some Kneader’s salads (drive-thru salads are the best) later on for dinner.

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*Brooke had some quality time with our favorite chocolate lab.

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So in a nutshell—>  that is what has been going on in our world!! I’ll be back in the morning for more randomness!

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What has been a highlight for you in the last 24 hours?

Where did you work during your college/early twenties?

Anyone have a lab?  Name?  Type?  Lots of energy?

Feel free to wish Josse luck for her first 1/2 ironman:) She always reads the comments!

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Janae, I’m so happy for you, having found a wonderful man. And he RUNS!! What’s better than that?! Another congrats on being a Nordic Track ambassador. You are just winning at life right now! A highlight this week has been officially graduating grad school, moving to Maryland and being back with my friends, AND getting and starting a new job. It’s been a crazy and wonderful week!

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Congrats on your new relationship!

I don’t have a lab but I want one! They are good dogs for active people :)

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fully agree…have had a yellow lab and now have a red lab–IMO, best dogs ever!

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Okay, I never knew a red lab existed…crazy pretty?

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Congrats Janae, I’m glad you’ve found happiness with someone. You truly deserve that. I life guarded through high school and college. Between that and swimming, I don’t think I’ll go back to the pool.

Good luck to Josse! That’s a huge and exciting race.

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Congratulations on so many exciting things happening in your life! I hope you feel the love and support of all of us behind you!

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You guys/him are adorable!! I am so glad you are happy, I have been following you since way way back years ago and I am so happy it is working out for you!! All the best.

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So happy for you! He looks like the best of the best ;)
Congrats on your treadmill. I feel lost when I don’t have a treadmill…it’s like not having a bed…or ice cream in the house!

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Whoa! Lots of exciting things going on in your world! Love it! And I love seeing you so happy… Happy enough to share with all of us!

Congrats on the new ambassadorship!

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I thought for sure your title was going to be a trick ;). That’s one cute guy you have there. So happy for your relationship and also for the new treadmill! Total lifesaver for one adult households (the treadmill saved me many times while mybguy was deployed and kids were not in school).

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Good luck Jesse! Can’t wait to hear how it goes for you.
I have a black lab named Dharma who is sweet as can be. Pretty laid back but loves a couple run.
Still searching for the running boyfriend……dating in your 40’s sucks. :(

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it’s not much easier in your mid-late 20s :/

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Donuts + a new guy— happiness! Congrats!

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My boyfriend has a chocolate lab too. He’s got some American bull dog in him so he is really tall and muscular. 85 pounds too. His name is Chester. My boyfriend takes Chester running with him 2-3x a week. Chester can run 7 miles easy. :)

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Oh. My. Noodle. You two are so cute together! Also, congrats on the ambassadorship- well earned, they have a tough, fast chick representing them, that’s for sure!
Good luck to Josse as well!
I have spent the last 24 hours running, doing hood-rat things with bae (aka eating pancakes), and writing about how Newton’s laws of physics relate to judicial decision making. So that’s. Yep.

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I am currently in college to become a vet tech and I worked at an emergency clinic last summer and this summer I am dog walking and pet sitting!

I have a lab/australian cattle dog mix! She is extremely energetic and is up to running a half marathon with me… She runs 5 days a week with me :)

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Oh, and my dogs name is Speckles!

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He’s handsome! Hope this works out!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ahhhh so exciting! I’m so happy for you and your BF! That made me smile big after a trying morning at work :)

Good luck to Josse! You will own it!

My highlight is from last Friday (if that counts): my BFF graduated from medical school!!!! :D

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Oooh, he MUST be VERY special if you are letting us into your world with him. CONGRATS to the both of you and to Brooke…he probably won her over with the lab?! ;-) ha!

Good Luck Josse!!! I could NOT imagine a tri…so I won’t…I will let you do it all and rock it!!

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I am happy you are comfortable enough to share your boyfriend with all of us on your blog! :-) He’s a lucky guy to have you and B in his life.

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So excited for you- you guys are adorable together! :)
Best of wishes to Josse, I’m sure she’ll do fantastic! Can’t wait to hear how it goes.

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My girls are hit nd miss with the bath thug right now, but most times they will stay in forever.

I had a wiener dog growing up. My parents named him Sr Alfred… I think that had something to do with a tv show? But my brother (it was his dog) named him rusty. That’s what he went by.

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I have to admit that when I saw the title “boyfriend” I had to scroll down quickly to see a pic……..HUBBA HUBBA! I was not disappointed! What a cutie! You deserve happiness. To top it off – he runs! It is wonderful to see you smiling so much. :)

Congrats on the treadmill deal. They are lucky to have you and I can’t wait for your full review!

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Donuts and a cute guy = winner!

Highlight for the last 24 hours = getting to walk during my lunch 2 days in a row!

I worked for an environmental consulting firm and a radio station. Guess which one was more fun?

Woohoo Josse! I equally jealous and amazed. Maybe someday ;)

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Beaut couple. So happy for you.
Good luck to jesse.
And that girl of yours just gets more cute by the day..
Happy running??

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Sorry for spelling Josse ?

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Janae, Im giddy about your sweet relationship. Congratulations on love!!!!

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I worked at a video and music store in my early college life – glad I didn’t make that my life’s work. Good luck to Josse – triathletes amaze me. Congrats on the relationship. He’s a lucky guy.

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Congrats on your newfound happiness!

I have the x9i and I love it. Sadly my motor started going out after a couple months so I’m waiting for a replacement.

During college and my early twenties I worked at Sports Authority.

I don’t have a lab but I do have a Pomeranian named Roco :-)

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I love Pomeranians. I am sure he feels like he is bigger than a lab. :)

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LOL, yep!

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Congratulations! You two make an adorable couple! And congrats on the nordic track ambassador! How exciting! I’m a big fan of treadmill running (I like outdoors too, but I do really love my treadmill) and I’m curious about iFit, it looks so cool! Definitely would be interested in hearing more about that!

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My heart literally smiled when I saw the pics of you and the man!! So happy for you!! He is a lucky man!!

Rock it, Josse!!!

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This made me so happy for you! I smiled as big as the both of you! ?

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So many exciting things!!! Tell Josse good luck! Is she doing Chattanooga 70.3?

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I’m doing hits in grand junction Co.
Thanks!

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Yay! I have commented and emailed you before but I had a painful divorce much like yours and then I met my best of the best guy, who is now my husband…and he runs too! It is so wonderful to have running as our connection. I wish you the best!

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Eyes so full of tears I cannot see to post this. So happy for you!!! Good things happen to good people!!

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Your guy is cute! If you are telling us about him on the blog he must be a really good guy. :) And his dog is cute! My friend has a lab. He is full of energy and he is really smart.

Good luck Josse! You are going to own that half ironman!

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Yay josse! I’ll be sending you speedy thoughts!

Love the big smiles from you and your man! That says a lot.

And my husband had a lab/white Shepherd mix named Easy when we first met. Best dog ever! My hubby was sweet but the dog totally sealed the deal.

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Aw, haha, you guys are so sweet! xoxo

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Good luck Josse! In my head, I always try to figure out how to pronounce Josse. Is it like Josie (as in And the Pussy Cats) or something completely different.

I wondered when we would “meet” the boyfriend. Glad to see you so happy.

My recently turned 5 year old could stay in the bath for HOURS!

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Yes exactly ?

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He’s adorable and so are the both of you together! He has very kind eyes and nice teeth! Your future children would have very nice teeth… just sayin…

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When I saw the title, my eyes got big ? It is a tricky thing to expose someone to the world and all that goes with it. Fortunately with your blog, people are nice and kind. I am very happy for you. You two look very cute together. He looks like a keeper and I am glad he is a runner. Keep us updated on Josse’s Ironman. Congrats on the treadmill ambassadorship. I really like being outside but with allergies, super hot humid weather, tropical rain, impact from hard surfaces, etc I have grown to love the treadmill. It is so convenient and I can watch Netflix while running.

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Life is good Janae! I’m so happy for you and Brooke!

I had the top of the line NordicTrack that my then boyfriend bought about 10yrs ago. After I moved out I didn’t have room for it so it sat in storage. We’ve been in our house for 5yrs and it’s just wasting away in the garage. Both my husband and I are marathoners but we just can’t dreadmill it! Shame right?

Go, Josse go! Have a great race Saturday!

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Yaaay! You two are super cute! So happy for you! I was wondering if I saw random man arm/hand/foot in certain pictures… Thanks for sharing exciting things!
I would love to have a treadmill at home. No excuse ever to slack off! I busted out two miles in 20 minutes yesterday. I call them badass miles because I have been out with plantar fasciitis for over a year and a half. Sick of it and ready to just get back to my running life. I’m not me if I’m not running!

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Aw Janae! So happy for you! You are adorable together, and congrats on being an ambassador! Good things are happening to a good person and that makes me really happy.

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Yay for being happy!! You deserve it, girl!

Highlight from my week so far is getting to see my mom. Always brightens my day!

College I worked at a grocery store as a cashier and a deli ‘chick’ and Pizza Hut. I always smelled. ALWAYS.

My favorite thing on the planet is my yellow lab, Kye Dog. He’s huge! 110 lbs. I love him! He’s 9, and only just started slowing down this year (because of arthritis in the hips, darn it.)

Josse!! I love hearing about people conquering awesome things like that! Good luck this weekend!

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Congrats on the NordicTrack ambassadorship! That sounds like a wonderful opportunity and great to get some miles in at home! He sounds like a great guy and I’m so glad that you found happiness! Being a runner is definitely a bonus.
My wedding is in 12 days. WHAT?!?! That is definitely a highlight for me!

Good luck this Saturday Josse! I know you will rock it!!

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I totally missed your post this morning!

Yay for being ready to share the new bf! You’re the sweetest so I’m glad to hear you found someone special.

Good luck Josse!!!

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Go Iron Woman Josse ! You are such an inspiration! And Janae: wow and wow! So many great things happening for you! So happy for you!

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Congrats to you and go Josse!!! Awesomeness all around.

My first job was working for my dad at his law firm. I would take the train into the city with him during the summers in high school and I would read and summarize a lot of his depositions. Looking back, it was a lot of heavy reading for someone my age, but I loved that extra time I got to spend with my dad and cherish those memories on the daily.

I’ve got a lab mix (allegedly) and she’s a sweetie but a ball of energy too. We rescued her (highly recommended) and she wasn’t necessarily the dog breed we were looking for, but she is the perfect fit for me and I couldn’t imagine a day without her.

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He must be a special one!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Love you to pieces.

Good luck josse!

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I have not been keeping up the past week or two – more details please! How did you meet this guy?! I totally thought the “new guy” in the title was referring to the new puppy. Did you get the dog yet? Ugh I need to go back and catch up :)

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Awww, SO happy for you, my friend! You deserve ALL of the happiness! xoxo

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I looove my Nordic Track- you will be a great ambassador for them!

More importantly… HRBF looks like a total catch! :-)

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oh my lanta I have been wondering when we would meet this wonderful mystery man!! So darn cute!!! :) :)

Also Go Josse!! woo!!

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Congrats on the ambassadorship and the new man!! He’s cute, he has a cute dog and he runs — JACKPOT! You two are adorable together! So happy for you!

And good luck Josse!!!!

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WHAT?! You’re dating A*****(i don’t know if you want his name private…)??!! I’m so happy for you!! He is super awesome and so is K***!!! You’re a lucky girl!! Tell him “Hi!!” from Deb and Karl!

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So awkward!

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Yayyy!! You both have perfect smiles :) glad you found someone who makes you and Brooke happy

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Yay! Thanks for sharing! Now there’s a face to the tall, dark and handsome that we’ve been hearing about ;) You deserve to have someone who makes you so happy. Life is hard and it’s nice to have someone to share it with.

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Congrats! All I could really focus on was those donuts though :)

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Oh Janae I AM SO THRILLED FOR YOU. You two make a gorgeous couple and you deserve all the happiness that is coming in to your life at time. THIS IS YOUR SEASON, EMBRACE IT JOYFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I truly am so excited and happy for you.

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You seem so happy with your bf! Happy for you two and bonus he runs too!! I have to labs, a chocolate and black lab. Their names are Kona and Guinness. They are for the most part mellow but they can be pretty excitable. When they meet new people or dogs is when they are a ball of energy. I just love them!!

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Awww, congrats! You two make a cute couple. :-)

I have a yellow lab who lives next door named Stella. Notice how I said, “I have.” It’s the best of both worlds. I get to take her for runs, but don’t have to vacuum up dog hair in my house!

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Janae! I always read but never comment. When I saw the title I immediately scrolled down to see this boy! ? I’m so so happy for you!! ❤️

Also, I have a chocolate lab that my husband gave to me as a puppy when we were dating! Her name is Avery and she will be 10 years old next month. She has really just barely started to slow down in the last year or so. She was crazy energetic until she was probably at least 7!

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So happy for you, Janae!!! What a cutie. The question is… can he keep up with you? :) I hope we get to see more of this part of your life on the blog. You deserve this happiness!!

Good luck this weekend, Josse! Which half ironman are you doing? Mine is coming up in six weeks!!! EEEEk.

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It’s in Grand Junction Co. Put on by HITS

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Your smile is always bright but the fact that it is megawatt in those pictures shows how happy you are!! That is awesome for all of you!

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This post has made me smile! Cute couples, donuts and dogs. Does it get any better!!

Good luck josse!

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Good luck Josse, all the way from Canada!!!! You will rock this!

No dog for me, but my sis has a chocolate lab and ohmygoodness she is so sweet!!! I worked a number of jobs in my 20s but the main ones were Starbucks and summer camp. I made some of my closest friends at both! Not so many highlights from the past 24 hours, but in 1 hour I will be getting the results back from my ultrasound. 21 weeks and praying for a healthy baby!

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Thanks for “introducing” us! Sounds like a great guy- best of luck to y’all! You deserve all the happiness. :)

I’ve had two labs- one yellow and one black. Yellow one was Lucy and the black one is Tonka. They stay puppies FOREVER, in a good way and a bad way. Good b/c they are so energetic and fun and lovable. Bad b/c they will destroy your home and everything in it if you aren’t careful. Mine ate phones, remotes, purses, shoes, belts, leather chairs, walls, baseboards, you name it. Always getting into the trash and eating things off the counter. The old boy has started to slow down in the past couple of years and he’s not doing so well now, but he’s almost 14 so can you really blame him? He’s had a heck of a good life.

Josse, good luck!!!

Highlight is getting a callback for another interview after my not-thinking-it-went-well phone interview last week! Woot!

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So happy to finally see the boyfriend! Obviously it is TOTALLY understandable why you haven’t posted about him before, but of course we’ve all been dying to know :) You are the cutest and deserve the best! So glad he makes you happy!

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Good luck Josse!!! I’m sure you’ll kill it!!

It’s so exciting that you’ve felt comfortable enough to introduce your bf to readers!! You guys make such a great looking couple and I wish you much happiness!!!

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You guys make a BEAUTIFUL couple! I wish you all the happiness in the world, you deserve it!

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I’m so happy for you! And so happy brooke gets her dog now :):)

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It is SO awesome to see you SO happy :) He must be something special! I am so happy for and B, and all the good things you’ve got going on right now!

I’m excited to hear about your experience with your treadmill, as I’m in the market for a new one and have been obsessed with the idea of iFit!

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Awww I’m so happy for you and your man. You seem VERY happy with him and he is incredibly handsome.

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So happy for you! Hope your guy knows how lucky he is :)

I always worked at restaurants in college- serving and bartending. It was great money and worked well with a school schedule.

I don’t have a lab but I have a maltipoo, 2 cats and a horse! The dog has a lot of energy and the cats sleep all day ;-)

Good luck Josse! I did the Puerto Rico half ironman 2 years ago and it was one of the best expreinces of my life. Enjoy every moment of it!

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so much happy news in one post!

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Congrats on the boy!!! You deserve so much happiness!! I love labs!!! Our last dog (he passed away a little over a year ago) was a lab mix and he was the best dog ever.

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Does anyone refer to the new guy as “man” and not boy. Think he would appreciate!

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*boyfriend. I meant to say “boyfriend” not “boy”

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Ahhhh! I’ve been reading your blog for years & years and I’m SO HAPPY for you!!! You seriously deserve everything wonderful, and I’m so happy you found the best guy ever! (AND he’s freakin’ CUTE AND he runs… WINNER!) Seriously, this post made my day! :)

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wow, cant believe we were introduced to the guy! Must be going very well. Runners should always be with other runners. Who else would ever understand?
Those donuts look sooo amazing right now.

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You have a glow when you’re with Brooke – but this BF brings out a totally different glow :) I am so happy for you……and a guy that loves dogs and runs — is a keeper !

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Nice try putting questions at the end of your post to thwart the boyfriend comments ;) BUT YEAH I”M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!! It’s nice to “meet” him.

I wish they could bottle up the smell of a baby/toddler fresh from the bath. So sweet!

Your arms look freezing-you must be having weather like Bavaria-feels cold again but since it’s may it’s hard to rewind to winter running clothes…….

That dog. So cute. My kids are begging for a dog. I prefer the dog sitting we do on occasion but I will admit, I kinda want a doggie too.

And Josse-good luck on your IM 70.3!!!! Wooohoooo!!!!!!

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Congrats on everything Janae! Also, I want a donut friend. I NEED a donut friend (as well as a sprinkle friend).
Good luck racing this weekend Josse! You are going to do great! :)

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I’m so happy for you, Janae. (And have been dying to get a peek at him!) You guys make a very cute couple. Best of luck! Now that you’ve exposed him on the blog you can keep us posted on all of your fun adventures (including more pics). ;) Congrats!

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Awe!! You guys are so cute & yay he runs too!! Good luck!

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Oh my gosh Janae!!! I am so so so happy to see you smiling with Brooke and your guy :). I think seeing your insta post made my day :) :) :)

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Awesome news Janae!!!! Congrats on your ambassadorship!!!! This is so amazing! They could not have picked a better person!!!

Aaaaaaannnnnd. You guys are soooooo adorable together! So happy for you. ???

Good luck, Josse!!! You are gonna be stellar!!! ???

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THOSE DONUTS…oh and your guy seems pretty cool too :) Congrats on finding a keeper! A highlight of the past 24 hours was finishing up some loose ends so that I can move across the state and start graduate school/a new job. In college I worked at The Gap and it was the best.

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Yay!!!! I want all the details on this relationship. He’s super cute too. Way to go :)

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You guys look super cute! So very very happy for you!

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So excited for you! You two look darling together and you deserve a great guy!! So happy for you!

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Congratulations!!! You two are so cute together, and of course Brooke is precious as always.

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So I’ve been reading your blog for a few years. My 8 year relationship ended win days or weeks of you announcing your divorce. And NOW (!) you are announcing a new relationship at the the same time that I am heading out on a my first-first date with a guy tomorrow. Cheers to us and new beginnings!

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Eeeek…excited to meet the new boy…he sounds like a keeper after making your breakfast on mothers day….plus he has a doggie!

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So happy and excited for you! :)

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I am so happy for you Janae!! And good luck Josse!!

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Have a Black lab named Shado and a border collie( best running friend ever) names Scout

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Congrats!!! I’m so happy you’ve finally found someone special! You deserve it! <3

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Holy crap! It must be serious and he must be super awesome if we get to see his face! WAHOO! Love seeing you so happy!

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YAY!!!! He’s super cute <3 haha and I'm sure fantastic if he 1) has a lab and 2) loves hanging out with you AND Brooke. SO HAPPY!

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I’m happy for you! You deserve someone wonderful. :)

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Get it girl!

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Yay for Josse and her tapering! I know she’s going to do a great job with her ironman! Your boyfriend is so so so so cute!

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So so happy for you!!! How did you meet this guy? I ask because I’m curious for myself…so sick of the dating apps but not sure where else to turn!

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I never comment but have read your blog for years. Just want to wish you all the luck and happiness in the world. I’m so happy for you!!!!

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All chocolate lab owners are cool in my book! (I have a chocolate lab as well as a black lab). Congrats on the Nordic Track ambassadorship! 40% incline though, huh? That sounds terrifying. :)

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So happy for you!

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This makes my heart so, so happy!!!

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ahh so excited to meet him!! I’m so happy for you :) Going through a breakup and its so nice to see you’ve gotten through and found someone amazing on the other side, gives me hope :) Thanks for sharing your life with us

Good luck Josse! You’re gunna kill it!

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Janae,

I read your blog daily but have never commented before. I just want to say I am so happy for you that you have found someone who makes you so happy. That is the most incredible feeling. And I have a lab, his name is Sherlock he is the best of the best and my pride and joy!

Good luck with your relationship and I am very happy for your happiness! And you haven’t mentioned it lately, but I hope your mom is doing okay.

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And good luck to you Josse!!

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He’s a cutie!! :D I’m happy you’re happy!

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So happy for you! You deserve the best and he is a cutie. It is great that he loves to run too!! Haha – that is such a big part of your life – you need someone who loves it too!!

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Happy, happy for you.

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Didn’t you win a Boston marathon treadmill like 2 years ago?

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HEY:) This post explains what happened with that treadmill better:

http://www.hungryrunnergirl.com/2016/05/thursday-things-and-the-newest-part-of-our-home-that-im-dying-over.html

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Congratulations on the NordicTrack Ambassadorship! You will be an awesome representative!

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Ahh congrats! He looks like a male you! Lol adorable!
Awesome about your friend Josse! Keep us posted how she does!
I need a new treadmill they are the best for training when kids home from school! My daughter rides her scooter and bike around me while I run in garage on it and my boys play basketball it’s great. (Course I love the outdoors but moms gotta do what we do)

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So happy for you… new home, this man, a dog in the house ….. changes are so good.
Eventually I will have a dog in my life; this chocolate lab is a beauty

I would love to be there to see the ironwoman Josse rocking it!

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This is a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us! I hope to read more of your post which is very informative and useful to all the readers. I salute writers like you for doing a great job!

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Oh, I am so happy for you, Janae! You two make an incredibly gorgeous couple!!! Let’s hope he is running a little slower than you, as this is the recipe for my long-standing happy relation :D
And donuts as an appetizer – I assumed I am the only one on this planet that finds sweet baked goods to be a reasonable starter.

@Josse: good luck to you – I am sure you will rock the half IronMan

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Congratulations to the three of you on the relationship. You deserve a good man!!

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SO SO happy for you! You deserve so much happiness. :)

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YAY!!!! I’m so happy for you guys!

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Congrats! Happy for you both! He’s cute and so is his dog :)

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Good luck Josse on the Ironman!! So exciting. We’ll be rooting you on!!

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Congratulations on your relationship, Janae! You definitely deserve someone beyond wonderful in your life. I can’t wait to hear more of the story and to see all the adventures you guys have together and with Brooke. I know we don’t know each other but reading you over the years, it’s apparent how kind and humble you are; love your blog! Although your divorce was so heartbreaking, you dealt with it with such class.

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You and him both look so happy!! I think that is wonderful. Congratulations!!

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YES! Let me tell you all about my yellow Labs!!! Our first guy (his name was General); we adopted him from the Humane Society. He started our love of labs. Then we adopted a purebred (Patriot) who really was the best dog ever. He had LOTS of health problems and we did all we could to help him through everyone of them. Sadly we had to say goodbye to him in February of 2014. Currently we have Gipper who is 5 and Wrigley who is 8 (they are both rescue dogs as well) and we are fostering a female yellow lab. We do that from time to time for an organization here in Indiana called Love of Labs (www.lolin.org) I strongly encourage anyone and everyone to investigate recuse organizations and/or visit shelters. There are so many (too many!) dogs out there that need homes.

During college I worked in the Juniors department at JC Penney. 30+ years later and I’m still particular about how I fold my sweaters (even my underwear!) and I’ll straighten hangers when I walk through other stores.

You guys is a cutie. :)

Good Luck Josse!! My husband has done several half Ironmans and TWO full distance Ironmans! Those athletes amaze me.

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I am so happy for you!!!! You look so happy and he’s a runner = awesome!!!

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I’m so excited for you! I’ve read for years but almost never comment…..my husband and your man went to high school together and he’s such an awesome guy! I’m seriously so excited for you guys! You guys seem like a match made in heaven! :)

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AHHHH okay, seriously this is the greatest… such a small world! Thank you so much Claire! I’m stoked for our adventures!

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it’s so great to finally meet the best of the best who happens to be a crazy fitness nut and runner too, doesn’t it? i’m living the same dream with the most wonderful man on the east coast right now as well. life is so good. :) happy for you two!

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I have been reading and really have enjoyed your blog for awhile now. I never comment. I am also a single parent. I am so happy for you that you found an awesome man! I know how difficult that can be after divorce.

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