TEN YEAR BLOGIVERSARY (+giveaway)!

Ten years.  Ten.

That seems crazy to me when I think about the fact that I have posted 5,143 blog posts… You’d think I’d have run out of things to say, miles to talk about and pictures to share!

Ten years ago I decided to start oversharing all of my thoughts on the internet and I haven’t stopped since then.  I started blogging as a way to connect with other running-obsessed humans while I was injured and found over the years that we can all relate to so much more than just running.  I’ve always felt like I was just chatting with a few of my closest friends each day online and that is why I’ve stuck to blogging for so many years now.  I really am so thankful for each one of you and for your love through the highs and the lows.  Thanks for seeing past the ridiculous amounts of mistakes I make, helping me to grow and for sharing your time and thoughts with me.  I owe you all big time.

Here’s to more posts, more connections and another year of blogging!

I thought it would be fun to share a few of my top viewed posts over the years just in case any of them interest you!

*When Andrew and I Got Engaged!

*A Post on my Religion and Beliefs

*10 Things I would Have Told 27 Year Old Me

*St. George Marathon Race Recap (when I finally hit my goal that I made you guys hear about for 8 years:)

*My Boston Marathon Recap (the first time I did it and we all thought it was the worst possible weather that could ever happen there… and then 2018 happened haha)

*Brooke’s Birth Story (I still think that the airplane put me into labor even though nobody agrees with me ha).

*We Moved + Bun Tutorial

*Runners Flu After the Long Run (turns out I’m not alone in experiencing this haha)

*A BIG CHANGE for our Family (Skye’s pregnancy announcement.. you guys were so excited for me after knowing I had wanted another baby for years and years.. thank you)

*Hindsight is 20-20… Amenorrhea 

*House Tour!

*Sissy’s New Workout Room She Remodeled!

*St George marathon Race Recap 2019

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As a thank you for being my friend over the years, I’d love to do a giveaway!

I’ll buy 2 readers a pair of running shoes from Brooks!  Just leave a comment with whatever you want in it and I’ll choose the winner on 10/21!

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Been inspired by your post for years. Not the runner that you are, but definitely enjoy running. My favorite Brooks shoe is the glycerin’s.

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Congratulations on 10 years!!!! I feel silly writing a comment asking for shoes :) regardless of winning or not, I want to say what an inspiration you have been to me and my running career! I was divorced last year and running got me through the hardest parts (and God of course :) and now with Covid, my friends and I trained and did a virtual half and I rocked it out of the park. Thank you Janae, for your motivation, your family stories, your encouragement, your recipes and your light in a world that sometimes is a bit dark. Can’t wait to meet your new blessing~ Take care and great big hugs to you all! love, laura

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Congrats! Blogging daily (or very close to it!) for ten years is a huge accomplishment! I started reading in 2012 and obviously really enjoy your blog. And, as I’ve said a few times before over the years, I love how close-knit your family is. I lost both of my parents over the past fifteen years, and I’d give anything to have them in my life the way your mom and dad are in yours. Here’s to many more years of HRG!

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Congrats on 10 years! What an amazing accomplishment! I’ve loved following you through your journey and I can’t wait to read many more!

My favorite Brooks to run in are the Ravenna but then I love the pretty themed ones for walking in

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Congratulations, Janae! I’ve read your blog every day for the past few years and it’s been so helpful to my running journey. Thank you!

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Can’t believe I’ve been reading your blog for 9ish years!! It’s such a bright spot in my day! Thank you for sharing your sweet family and life with us ❤️ Levitate 2 pink size 8 .5 💗

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Love your blog! My fave Brooks shoe is the Glycerin.

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A decade of writing! Thank you for being an inspiration in the sport, family, and just being you in general. It’s been fun following you in all your race endeavors and growing your family. Congratulation to 10 yrs.

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I’m so excited for you to have your baby! We didn’t find out for my son, but I had the STRONGEST feeling throughout my pregnancy he was a boy. Hearing my husband say “it’s a boy” was so magical and still makes me tear up- I’m so excited for you! Congratulations on 10 years !

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Have been following since Brooke was born, and one of the only blogs I’m still hooked on. Love it!

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That’s so amazing!! I’ve been reading your blog for 2 years and it’s helped me become a better runner!

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I’ve loved your blog over the years. It has helped me stay motivated to run . Here’s to 10 more!

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Congratulations on 10 years! Your blog is such a fun happy blog. I love to read about your adventures every day! xoxo

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I love reading you blog every day. As a runner I find inspiration in your posts. I always think of your advice to just put your shoes on. I may not always have a great run, but I always have a great day after I go for a run.

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Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your passion for your faith,family, and running. Thank you for keeping me inspired!

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Congrats on a solid 10 years!

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Love, love, love you, your blog, and your family!! You’re an inspiration!! 7.5 Brooks Adrenalines ❤️

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Congratulations! I’ve followed for a long time and have always felt so inspired by your posts!

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Congrats! Made me tear up! I gave been avoiding sidewalks ever since you said you were avoiding them whike running during pregnancy. Of course today, I didn’t and my run started out so well…55 degrees, 10 minutes early out the door…then all of a sudden I was on floor 😳😟. I tripped over an uneven sidewalk which i usually avoid but today I didn’t. Thankfully my face was hit but not noticeable

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I love reading your blog everyday! I’m so excited for your family’s new addition arriving soon! You inspire me to keep up with my running even when I want to quit!

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Congrats on 10 years! You are such a bright light.. thank you for sharing your positive attitude with the world. Good luck with your new addition. Your family is just the cutest.

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Congratulations
Following your blog for a long time. I think it may have to be around 10 years! Looking forward to another 10!

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Long time reader! Enjoy so much your stories about life…even in the mundane you find joy. Would love a new pair of Brooks…recently sprained my ankle and rehabbing which meal a I need to replace my years old pair. :)

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Congratulations Janae! I realized that since I remember you posting about Brooke being born I have been reading since almost the beginning, it’s crazy how time flies. Thank you for being a positive encouraging force in the world!

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Thanks for sharing your life and family with us all !

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Have followed you for a few years and live hearing about your running journey and your family journey, and your recommendations have been awesome, too. Thanks for entertaining, motivating, and empathizing with all of us readers. I’ve only tried the brooks glycerins but would love to try the ghosts.

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Congratulations!!! Long time fan girl over here 😆. I really appreciate that you’re always keeping it real, Janae. Thanks for sharing your life with us! Cheers to many more years of blogging, running, and a love for living!!

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Love your blog! I’m not a runner but I love hearing about your adventures and your family. Thanks for making us all feel at home here! PS Brooks are the best, I don’t run in them but I do a lot of walking!

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I have followed for years, on and off, and it’s so great to see you so happy.

I’ve learned a lot from your blog, but definitely the most important thing is that I learned about SUPERHERO MUFFINS which are now a staple at my house ;)

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Congrats on your 10 year blog-iversary! What a milestone. I am a long-time reader, and so appreciate your posts. Thank you!

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I have been reading along since close to the beginning of your journey. Thank you for keeping it up!

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Janae,
First off, I am four months pregnant (with my first!) and loving your posts as inspiration right now because I’m still running, and thank God everyday that I can!
I have been reading your blog since undergrad (2013) when I started cross county. I grew up playing competitive year round soccer and then went to community college and gave up soccer. Those two years I stopped soccer and starting running races and when I transferred to San Francisco State, I emailed the CX coach my race times and made the team! Now years later, I still love running and doing anything outside and being active.
I truly have learned a lot about running from YOU. From your personal stories, to your videos/quotes, etc.
since COVID I have been running daily since I stopped working and have been needing to buy new pair of shoes. It might be your fault that I went Brooks and never went back to anything else ;)
If you choose to sponsor a pair of Brooks for me I will be forever thankful (And I will also request a FaceTime date to meet you and your sweet family virtually! Lol)
Praying for you as you are soon to give birth!
<3

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Congratulations to 10 Great
Blogging years! I am so happy to have found it and enjoy it so much! Here’s to many more!😊

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I’ve been following you since right before you were pregnant with Skye. I have loved following you and your family and you’ve given me so much motivation through the good times and bad – thank you!

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Thanks for sharing the past 10 years! I always look forward to reading and learning here!

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Congratulations on 10 years!! I have been reading for 7 of them and love following along :)

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Happy blogging anniversary, Janae! I’m about 9 weeks behind you in pregnancy, and I have loved following along with you!

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Wow! Thank you for your generosity! It’s wild to think how much life happens in 10 years! Can you even imagine what 20 yrs will look like??? Thanks for sharing it all with us!🤗

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Congratulations on 10 years! I love reading your blog and all the stories you share with us!

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Have loved reading your blog for over 8 years!!

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I have been reading you for years but I rarely leave comments but the few times I have, you always reply. That means a lot as a reader! Congrats on 10 years!!

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Hi, congrats on your 10 year blogiversary! I just stumbled on your site (Because I’m a runner, a girl, and I’m always hungry 😂) and I’m excited to read more of your post!

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Congrats on 10 years! I love reading along :)

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I’ve enjoyed watching you grow as a runner and person all these years. You are inspiring and have been a great example of getting through hard times stronger than before.
I’m voting for an October 29th baby. My birthday.

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I love reading your blog. You’re super inspiring and I appreciate your honesty! And sharing about the hard times and your victories!!

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What an amazing community you have created. Your running mentality always inspires me.

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I have been reading your blog for many of those 10 years and although I don’t know you in real life I feel that you are a positive person which brings some brightness to others’ days!

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Congrats on 10 years! I have loved following along. Here’s to many more years!

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I have adored watching your sweet family grow and look forward to your uplifting words every day! 🥰

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I just love following you. I have been following WAY before Andrew. Such a nice family.

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Congrats on 10 years! I’ve followed for a while now and I love watching your family grow and blossom!
LOVE brooks – have used the pureflow for years but have wanted to try the launch!

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Happy Anniversary!! I started reading your blog fir running tips and now I love checking in on your sweet family, can’t wait to for your newest addition to arrive! Being surprised is so exciting, I didn’t find out for 2 out of 3 of mine. Good Luck!!

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Happy blogging anniversary! I’ve been reading for about 8 of these 10 years, I think. Isn’t it amazing how much life can change and we can grow in that time?!

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Happy Blogiversary!!!

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Love this blog! I’ve been reading for the past 6ish years! Brooks Launch and Glycerin are my go-tos!

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I’ve been reading for ages and appreciate the daily motivation you provide to get out there and move! We can do hard things!

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Been reading for years and look forwadd to it all the time! So happy for you and your family!!

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Congratulations on your 10 years! I figure I’ve been following you for 8 of your 10 years…so much has changed in that time. Can’t wait to “meet” the new little one. We didn’t find out the gender of either of ours, the surprise was wonderful!

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Congratulations on 10 years! Love reading your blog

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Congrats on 10 yrs!

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I hope it’s not too late to enter the giveaway! Thanks for continuing to blog – you’re my favorite blogger and the only one I still read religiously (just apparently not religiously enough since I’m just now commenting). Congrats on 10 years!

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Congratulations on 10 years! I’ve loved following your journey

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Did I miss it?. I love your blog so much. And you’ve turned me onto brooks! I’m an andrenaline gts girl all the way (and use ghosts for cross training!

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Congratulations! What a milestone. You have been my motivation for running through my pregnancy and I feel like I know you personally. I’ve been reading your blog for nine years! I’ve seen you through the Swedish Fish days, and so much cottage cheese with fruit. Thank you for sharing your life with us, Janae!

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Time flies when you’re having fun I guess! Really enjoyed following along all these years!

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i know i missed the drawing, NBD :) i just wanted to say thank you for doing this all these years! you are so genuine, a wealth of knowledge, so fun, so kind, a great wife and mother and sibling and daughter, and just all around amazing and awesome and fabulous! i’ve truly felt like we are friends all this time i’ve been a dedicated reader. once i travel to utah you better believe we are meeting in person. till the, virtual friends in my mind ;) keep up the great work. i adore you and your family, love learning all things running, and sharing in this terrific community!

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