About Me

I started running in 2008 and quickly fell in love with the sport. I race distances from 5k to 50k and especially love ultra trail running.

I am a member of the Fleet Feet Racing Team sponsored by Nike Running, an Ultra Dirtbag Member, Cocogo Ambassador (use code: JENCHOOSESJOY for 10% off), RRCA Certified Coach, and I’m on the Oiselle Flock Team. I am a wife, vegetarian, and Nashville native. My other interests include playing the violin and cheering on the Univeristy of Kentucky Wildcats. I feel blessed to be a part of the running community and I am grateful for the friendships that it has brought into my life!

I am not an exceptional athlete…I run for the love of it. I am always trying to be the best me. As my blog name states…I believe that joy is a choice and I do my best to make the most of each day!

Ask Me Anything

  • http://www.thewholeheartedwife.wordpress.com Heather@The WholeHearted Wife

    Love this :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!

  • Katie@runningourlives.com

    Jen this new website is beautiful! Congratulations!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!!

  • http://www.thesimplepeach.com/ Alaina @ The Simple Peach

    I am digging your new look on the website! It looks great!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I really appreciate it…thank you!!!

  • Melissa Ta

    Do you have a workout schedule to follow for first time triathlon runners? Or can you recommend a site that lists one? Seems like the internet can be an overload of information!

  • Jane Mellors

    So glad I found your site, you are such an inspiration! Looking forward to following your running journey and learning more about ultras!

  • Tori Capasso-Brown

    Are you still blogging? You were such an inspiration!