WHY IN THE WORLD?! + Team Slumber Party.

It’s race day!  The race starts at 6 today so it is probably over by the time you are reading this:). It has been so hot here lately that a lot of people have not had power.  I am very grateful that the race will be early to avoid the heat because it does cool down here at night and it will be nice and cool at 6.

Ended up doing three miles then stopped and walked the rest of the way home  (@ 8:53 pace).

During my run I was thinking about how it takes just as much effort to visualize an amazing race with a strong finish as it does to picture a bad race happening.  Why in the world do we even spend an ounce of our energy thinking a race is going to go poorly or that we won’t hit our goals when it is just as easy to think about us hitting our goals. —> Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right- Henry Ford.

I spent time yesterday picturing me crossing the finish line strong and controlled… not going to waste any energy worrying/thinking about finishing any other way.

I’m not going to skip the struggle today by slowing down.

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I spent a lot of time working on my legs while playing pretend with Brooke.  The legs are officially ready to go now.

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We hit up the splash pad of course…

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And continued our search for the best ice cream in the area.

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Bruester’s gives kids under 40 inches free ice cream so they win in her eyes.

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My ice cream was good but not very creamy so I’ll continue searching (if you live in Utah, Brooker’s is my current #1).

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Fast forward to evening time and I went up to Salt Lake for the race expo and to sleep up there with my running friends.

I was very excited to meet Sarah Sellers at the expo!

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Next up we went to grab some sandwiches.

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Meanwhile Brooke, Andrew and Skye had a Panda Express picnic:)

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And mowed the lawn!.

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Fill me in on what is on going on in your life?! 

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Good luck today Janae! You are amazing and strong in every way!


Oh thank you so so much Jenny! I hope you are having a wonderful day and I’m cheering you on too:)


Good luck today!!!
In my life, In the last few months, I became a grandma, Derrick and I got engaged and now it’s marathon training season! So many happy things! :D


CHRISTINA!! I am just thrilled about your 2019! Will you please keep me updated on your training and WEDDING PLANNING!? I hope you are having a great day!


I am sure you did great on your race!!!

The mindset thing really stuck with me…. I am trying to lose baby weight and it has been really helpful to (in my mind) pump myself up for stronger arms, eating healthy meals, more energy and a slimmer waist line. I feel like I used to focus way too much time on failing, eating bad things on a “cheat day” <- so much wasted energy. For the first time in years, I am actually killing my new "diet". I have not felt this great in a long time!

Also, Jersey Mikes is so good but ughhh I feel like their sandwiches are over priced! I think I prefer which wich better….


That’s so crazy to find a race on a Wednesday morning? Is there a lot of people that do that or take off work or travel for it?
Good luck!!!


Hey Leianna! There were a ton of people there today. Most Utahns have work off today because of the state holiday so that is why so many were able to be there for it. I hope you have a great day and thank you so much!


I agree… that place was pricey for a sandwich but so so delicious! I wish we had one closer and our which wich closed down so I’m bummed about that. Congrats on your little one and I hope you feel bomb amazing over how you brought that little one to this world. Our bodies are miracles! You are doing amazing!


I hope you had a great race — can’t wait to hear all about it! That picture of Skye in front of the ice cream cone poster is so adorable. It really embodies the grubby self-determination of being a toddler. haha!


Oh thanks Stacey! Hahah it really does, right?! Wish we could meet there together for free ice cream for our little ones:) . I hope your day is wonderful so far!


Good luck today! We are celebrating today with a neighborhood bike parade and then everyone gets out the pools, slip n slides, sprinklers and have a water day. I love our neighborhood! I also made my first key lime pie to bring.


Okay, that sounds like the best day! ENJOY and send me a slice of that pie please:) .


Can’t wait to hear about your race!! How cool that you met Sarah Sellers!! She is soooo pretty!!
I’m also involved on best ice cream quest. Haven’t found the winner yet :)


She really was the nicest person… I loved finally meeting her! Hahah keep me updated on your quest! Hope you are having the best day Elizabeth.


We are getting ready to head out to Disney World for vacation!!! I CANNOT WAIT! I will get to celebrate my 40th birthday out there as well. Plus it will be my son’s first time on an airplane (he is 13 but we have always done road trips). So happy!!!! Plus Texas is having a “cold front” and it was 69 degrees this morning. After having crazy hot temps and humidity (like always) the last 3 weeks this is soooooo nice. Wish I could’ve run this morning instead of having to go to work!!!! Hugs to you.


PEGGI… I am so thrilled for you guys! I hope you have the best time ever and I want to hear all about it:) So glad you have had some cooler temps and HAPPY 40th!


Hope you had a great race, Janae!
We are flying to Atlanta tomorrow to celebrate my in-law’s 60th wedding anniversary! All they wanted was to spend time with their kids and grandkids so we’re all meeting up.


60th wedding anniversary?! That is huge and sounds like the best way to celebrate. Thanks so much Kathy!


We’re in Hawaii for our 10th anniversary trip we’re hoping to hike today without melting too much. You’ve probably tried it but we love Rockwell in downtown Provo, so delicious! I have been wanting to try Brookers, it sounds super good!


AHHHH HAVE THE BEST TIME EVER! Happy anniversary. Rockwell is SO incredibly good… I vote that Brooker’s is even better so please let me know what you think once you try it!


Hey, Janae! Sorry if you’ve mentioned it before — but can you share what shirt you’re wearing in that top photo? I am all for a good black workout top and it looks like a great fit!

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