Just a quick hello!

I am pretty sure I’ve only missed 6 days total of blogging over the last 9ish years:).  Yesterday was just not my day and I cried more than I didn’t but how do we know the good days without the really terrible ones, right?  My little family is all great (no worries!!!) but some days just stink so thank goodness for cuddles, my little Baron/Brooke clan and running:)

I would love to hear from you today!  Fill me in with what’s going on in your life and I’ll have an overly detailed post tomorrow:). Hope you are doing well and today is already off to a much better start over here!

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I always tell myself and others, “If we don’t have the bad days how can we appreciate the good days?” Hugs Janae! Keep that positive out look on life, you’re such a light to us all! <3

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Keeping you in my prayers! Thank you for always bringing me so much joy and serving as an amazing role model!

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So sorry for your sadness. I look forward to your “real” posts each and every day. Thank you for keeping it real. I, too, have had a lot of stress (too many to list) this last year and a half. Life is hard, good but also hard. Hang in there and know you are loved by many.

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Glad you’re all okay!

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Hi Janae! Just working away today as usual.

I ran 8 miles last Saturday – furthest I’ve run in many years – and my knees seem to be doing fine. Hopefully the PT I just finished up will help reduce the stress on the knees as I continue to strengthen/activate my glutes and quads more!

Sending some positive vibes your way ===> Hope you are having a better day!

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So glad to hear you are ok! Reading your daily post is part of my morning routine most days, and I wondered what happened when nothing was posted today at the usual time (is it weird to worry about someone you only “know” from reading their blog posts??)

Today is my birthday, so I’m meeting my mom for lunch and then doing whatever I feel like doing tonight. Unsure what that’s going to be, but I’ll figure it out later!

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Oh no so sorry to hear about your bad day, I hope today is a lot better.

Um this might make you laugh, last week when I was in Buffalo with 29 girls (omg) I went to a gas station to get some seltzer water and came out with seltzer water plus a 2 pound bag of sour patch kids that I bought on impulse. 2 pounds of sour patch kids, why not, and no I did not share.

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I’m sorry you had a bad day! Yesterday was rough for me, too. But today post-run, I already feel better and stronger. I hope it is the same for you!

Have a great day and get lots of hugs from your beautiful family!

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I was worried about you this morning when I checked the blog and you weren’t here. SO GLAD you took some time for yourself rather than making a blog post. Sending LOVE to your whole clan and praying that today is a better day for you.

Listen to –> Maybe Its Ok by We are Messengers.

<3

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Thinking of you friend.
You will come out the other side. Until then, settle in, and care for yourself!
xoxo

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It’s kind of nice to know you have those days too, though I hate that you’re sad. I’m having a lot of those days lately – here’s to brighter days! And, yes, you are lucky to have that clan and they are lucky to have you.

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Jenn. I am cheering for you and you are absolutely not alone. Please keep me updated on how you are doing and I’m always here if you need to talk to somebody!

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Sending you hugs and positive thoughts today, and hoping that things will be on the upswing for you soon. :)

I’m a reading specialist so I am off for the summer, but am taking two classes, so those are keeping me busy most days! I’m trying to remember to take it easy too, so that I can be recharged for the beginning of the school year in August. :)

I hope that you can take some time today to do things that make you smile!

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Sending love and hugs your way!
A good laugh always helps me….so here’s a joke to lighten your heart if even for a moment!

Follow your dreams, except for the one where you’re naked in church.
– Rev. David Ault

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Oh my goodness, this joke is just what I needed! THANK YOU Bridgette! I hope you are having a great day so far:)

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Hang in there, Miss Janae. Just love and adore you over here.

Today is grocery shopping day. The kids have summer day camp from 12-4:00. My husband has the next few days off and his vacation starts next week. I also have a therapy appointment.

Praying for you. I can’t think of anything better to do than that. <3

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You are so right… nothing better than prayers! Thank you so much Jessica and thanks for sharing about your day. It’s just so great to be real with each other. Keep me updated with how you are doing and I hope your kids have the best time at day camp!

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I’m hoping that today is a better day for you!
I’m enjoying the summer warmth here in New York and went for a lovely bike ride this morning. I’m now stuck in the waiting room at a car repair place while they look at something that they should have fixed a month ago when my car was in the shop. Frustrating, but it gives me dedicated time to do some work.

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Hugs to you, Janae!

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Oh man Janae, I sure hope things turned around as quick as you run! I recently realized sometimes we just that kind of release that running can’t provide all the time. I don’t like being/getting emotional but man alive it sure feels good to have a good cry sometimes.
Today I couldn’t wait for my 3:45 am alarm so i got up @ 3:30 and I’m already paying for it! I’m sure glad I did because I got in all of my miles including a run along the Puget Sound and a run up from the sound that gave me 729 ft gain in about a mile (!!!) and i was only a few minutes to late to work. So worth it! I also learned that running with a bee sting on the hamstring does not feel good for about 5 miles but then everything starts not feeling good after a while and it’s tolerable!! Ha!
I hope today is a GREAT DAY for you!!!!

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Hugs to you Janae! You are always such a bright source of inspiration for me. Thank you for all the love and positivity you pour out to your readers each day. Hope you feel the love and comfort of our Heavenly Father today.

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Sometimes crying is necessary. We just need to let our emotions out and then we can climb out of the bad day. I am glad you are ok and that you are willing to accept a bad day for what it is…

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Yes! I completely agree; it may not be fun but it’s normal and healthy to feel that way sometimes. Do you have kids? I LOVE that message in Inside Out. :)

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I fully agree! Crying is so therapeutic for me. Thanks so much Megan and Jenny, I hope you are having a wonderful day:)

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We all have those days, and boy are they the worst! I hope today is a much better day, Janae. HUGS!!

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I hope your day is going better today. We all have our good days and bad days. Yesterday was actually a good day for me. I took a half day at work because I had my annual doctor apt mid morning, so I got to enjoy some sleeping in, then go out for a walk/run, get some laundry done and homework. After all that, I still had time to enjoy lunch at home after my appointment and watch a tv show. It just made a great start to my day and was nice to only have 4 hours of work in the afternoon. Today is a pretty normal workday. I am looking forward to this weekend because I am doing the Color Run on Sunday, so that will be fun and better than the last time it was local because last time it was April and nearly snowing so at least the temperature will be better with July.

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Glad you and the family are okay! As others have said, I look forward to reading your blog every morning and was worried when today’s post wasn’t there. Anyway, those “valley” days are absolutely no fun…thank goodness they only last 24 hours. Sending a hug your way…take care!

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Thank you so so much Leslie. You are so right… we can do anything for 24 hours. Thanks for being my internet friend and I hope your Wednesday is great so far:) . Thanks Leslie!

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Sometimes a good cry cleanses the soul. Hugs to you Janae

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We definitely all have those days! Big virtual hugs from Florida to Utah and hopes for a much better day ahead!!

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Hug to you! I’m sorry you’re going through a rough time ❤️

After work I’ll be cooking some freezer meals for a good friend of mine who is also going through a difficult time. I have no control over their situation so it’s the only thing I can do. I remember you posting about doing something for others when sad or challenged with a difficult time and that’s how I’ll get through my grief for my friend and her family xo

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Sending lots of hugs and positive vibes from South Africa!

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Sending love and good thoughts! Glad today is better already and hope tomorrow continues to improve. Whenever my friends have bad days, I tell them to make sure they’re eating and drinking enough and going to bed early–so I’m going to say that to you, too! Bad days only get worse when we don’t take care of ourselves. <3

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I am so sorry you had a bad day! Internet friend hugs

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Praying you find joy today! You’re right. Some days just stink and sometimes a good cry is just what you need. Today’s activities include walking the dog with friends, a run, cleaning, and my kids coming home from grandma’s! Hooray!

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Big hugs! Today we are having a family dinner night, we used to do this weekly, but life changes and it’s been a long time. One of our daughters won’t be here, they live in NC and we are in OR, but still looking forward to it! I also missed our morning “visit” today, lol! You have an awesome tribe holding you up, take care!

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Thank you for being real. Bad days sure make the good days that much sweeter. This too shall pass. <3

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I am sorry that you had a bad day, hug the kiddos, they make everything better. I saw my November Project friends for our Weds morning workout at the RI State House and we discussed how Ali On The Run needs to watch the Bachelorette and interview Tyler. I have been having a lot of bad days too, but friends make you laugh and think about how lucky you are.

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Some days just suck. My mom told me that a long time ago. And we have bad days for no reason at all! I can relate for sure. In the moment, I know I am being over the top but can’t help it. And I just feel the feels.

Nonetheless, each day is a new day! A couple a times a year, I call into work sick as a “mental health day”. We all take them!

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Sorry, J. Sending Internet hugs your way. Remember, this too shall pass, and you can do hard things.
Skye’s stuffie looks adorable.
I’m at work, working an extra shift because I threw my name in for the London Marathon and I feel lucky and that race is expensive.

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Janae! All the love is being sent your way! You are such a kind, caring, thoughtful lady and I wish you didn’t have to have any bad days. I’m glad to hear it’s better today. My prayers are with you. Belle

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ALL.THE.HUGS!! So happy to hear today is starting better than yesterday and that your family is all ok!! Yes, the not so great days, helps us to be grateful for all the wonderful ones. Praying it’s already turning around for you :)

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You didn’t miss a day of blogging, you just had a shorter post today :) Thank you for being real with us. Sending good vibes your way!

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Like many others, I worried about you guys when I didn’t see a post this morning, but those days happen to everyone. It occurred to me a few days ago that sometimes releasing everything emotionally can make space to fill back up again with joy when that comes our way again. Hugs to you!

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Janae, I hope today continues to be better! Get in all the hugs and snuggles you can!
I started a new job (first FT job in over 6 years, I have been a SAHM and only working PT the past few years–which follows the kids school schedule). It is only 20 hours/week during the summer, but I am not used to juggling work/kids/daycare/running/errands/cleaning (aka life), etc. I have cried a few tears and been frustrated trying to figure everything out, but there are positives too! I might figure it all out, some day. But for now the house can get a little messy so I can focus on learning what needs to be done at work and spending as much time with the kids and my husband as possible.

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Sending you big virtual hugs, Janae!!! Hope you all are doing 100% better ASAP!!!

I am heading to SLC tomorrow and then roadtripping to Yellowstone – your beautiful views inspired us to plan this trip!!! :)

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No way!! Oh I hope you love it here so much:) . Leet me know how it goes and drive save. Thank you so so much Meghan!

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Oh no! Prayers Mama!! I hope your niece and everyone okay!

Hang in there! This too shall pass!!

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UGH! So sorry you had a bad day. It must be going around because my Monday was AWFUL but it ended way better than it started. I’ve seen lots of emotional, feeling sad posts this week…so you aren’t the only one.
Thanks for the little update because I was worried about you too! Sending big hugs and lots of positive vibes! Take care of you Sweet Friend!!

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Maybe you are pregnant and extra hormonal ;)

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Hahaha definitely not pregnant! But I would love to be again eventually:) . Have a wonderful day Patty!

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I’m beginning to think it was something in the air! Ditto day here for me too. Here’s cheers to better days ahead…..

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Awww, Janae…I’m so sorry! But you have the right perspective! I say the same thing about bad days (which we ALL have)…makes you appreciate the good! And you know you are surrounded by so much love and support!
Social media can be such a great outlet….we can connect with so many people in so many ways that weren’t available years ago…but it can also create anxiety about what we AREN’T doing..or warp reality of how things SHOULD be….so sometimes it really is best to unplug!

I had a rough one yesterday (migraine!) but got back at it today for boxing/hot barre and hot yoga.

Love and hugs!

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Oh thank you so much Caroline and I totally agree with you about the need to unplug every now and then! SO glad you are back at it today with boxing/hot barre and hot yoga and I’m so thankful I get to call you my real life friend:) Thanks girl!

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Sending big hugs and hopes for a brighter day today. Take care friend.

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Aw, Janae! I’m so sorry!! I was worried when I didn’t see a post this morning but I also know that sometimes life just happens too. I’m sorry things are a bit bumpy at the moment but I really hope that everything smooths out. I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. This is one of my go-to scriptures when I need a reminder that the Lord is watching over me, especially in the hard moments: Mosiah 24:12-16. Hope it helps you. Big hugs and lots of love to you, girl! ❤️

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I’m so sorry to hear you had a rough day! I hope you are having a much better one. I’m going through a stressful time with work and home stuff and I use running as my therapy! Even though I have so much to do, I always make sure to get my run in, so I hope you have a therapeutic one as well!

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So glad you made time for yourself. Sorry you were so sad. Please know I am praying for you and your family. Sending love from Montana!

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I think our hearts all skipped a beat when we didn’t see a blog in out inboxes:-) Take that time you need to rest. Praying for you and sending hugs from NC!
My runs are on hold, I have a broken toe. I am so mad right now and pretty sure I am going to go crazy! Any advice on what to do in the meantime?? I will go crazy, this is only day 1 of healing and I am already out of my mind!

XOXO

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Sending love and light and hugs to you Janae. You are always so positive and have such a joy for life and living your best life. I pray everything is OK with everyone in your family and YOU and that as the day goes on and the week progresses you feel better.

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Janae, your posts light up my life! Keep being you.

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Sweet, sweet HRG! I’m sorry you had a rough day yesterday. Those days are the worst – but like you said, they help us appreciate the sunshine days so much more. Praying for peace and comfort for you today.

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You rock and thank you for always sharing!!! Just running in humidity here in Kentucky! 😥😥😥

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Hi Janae! It’s hot and windy here in Wisconsin but I managed to run 2.5 miles after work. Headed to my son’s soccer tourney tomorrow. Hope you are feeling better soon. Yesterday was hard for me too. Teenage drama at our house. Have a good night!

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Oh Janae, I’m sorry you had an off day. I was in a terrible mood this morning (frustrated with a work problem that I couldn’t solve) BUT – my best friend just gave birth to a healthy baby boy (her first!) and I’m just so excited, I can’t be anything other than happy. I hope my joy is contagious with you! I don’t think there’s much else better in the world than newborn babies! I hope this makes you smile and that your day today was much better! Can’t have the highs without the lows.

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You are so right. : )

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Hope you’re feeling much better! Sending good vibes your way! Today my husband and I went to see the new Spider-Man movie, first movie we’ve seen since February before Diana arrived. It was really fun and definitely felt weird not having her there! Hopefully tomorrow is a thrilling Thursday!:D

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Thank you for being honest. I’ve been reading your blog daily for years and love following your journey. You truly are inspiring. Lately I’ve been struggling a lot with body image and self doubt in every area of life and yesterday I spent the majority of my day angry/in tears. I’m sorry you felt sad but thank you for reminding that we all have bad days sometimes and that it will be ok. ❤️

“So far you’ve survived 100% of your worst days, you’re doing great”

On a more positive note, thanks to your video tutorial I mastered the power bun over the weekend for my 24 mile training run after many failed attempts.

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Thanks for the super honest post. Sometimes grown-upping is just really hard. Hope a day of tears and cuddles proved to be the cleanse and therapy needed. I read your post every morning in Australia before my run – a lovely inspiration – thank you.

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So sorry that you had a bad day! Take all the time you need and cry as much as you need. Sending virtual hugs and I hope you feel better soon. Take care!

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So many hugs and prayers! Thank you for sharing ups and downs, I thinks that what makes it so easy to connect with you!
Maybe it’s one of those weeks – our air conditioner went out Sunday night during the night…. in Central Texas it has been 98 feels like 108 and humid so that’s not good. But thankfully we were able to get it fixed Tuesday, and stay in a hotel Monday night.
So I’m with you – some days are just bummer days, hope today is a better one!

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Hoping today is a much better day for you! I’m about 5 weeks pregnant and trying to convince myself to go on a quick run today during nap time for my 1 year old! (Nausea is kicking in!)

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Man! Janae! this being human stuff is hard somedays! those tears and exhaustion is your body saying TIME OUT you are tired girl! We all have these days you need to give your self some gentle grace and remember that you need to ALWAYS put on your oxygen mask first… hugs and virtual support coming your way! xo

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We all have days like that – for sure.
Hope your day is much brighter!!!

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Consider this a virtual hug. Hope your day gets better. :-)

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Sorry you had a rough day. I’ve been there (still there sometimes). Just keep doing what you’re doing. Hope today is much better for you!!

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Oh girlfriend those days are TOUGH–but thankfully they’re just days. Sometimes isolated (like a pendant necklace) and other times strung together (like pearls). And sometimes you’re stuck in a place like where I have been–they pile on top until they become a whole season that lasts longer than a year, even when a person is surrounded with so much love and support.

As tough as they are–they’re also necessary. And for as stubbornly PERSONAL as my belief in God is (as opposed to being rooted in dogma or a particular religion), I will say that these hard days are gifts from God. The way I have always thought about it is like this (and forgive another metaphor–I’m a writer and can’t help myself): everything is its own shelf in the house of who we are–the happiness shelf, the love shelf, the “I can do hard things” shelf, the “I can feel how hard some moments/days/seasons are” shelf. And we aren’t given these shelves in our heart-house’s architecture for them to just be sitting pretty and collecting dust. They get used. And they reflect things about who we are–capable of that deep love, that much happiness, enduring that much disappointment/frustration/etc.

Honesty and showing the stitching at the seams, despite what the culture we live in wants to tell us, is quite a beautiful thing. Thank you for sharing some of yours. <3

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These comments have me in tears. Sending you love and support.

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