DC to Nashville


I wanted to get in an early run before flying home.  I found Fleet Feet DC (and lots of hills)!!

Ran to Georgetown and ran the Exorcist stairs! They’re in one of the final scenes of the movie.

And, made one last stop to Baked and Wired!  Y’all I had the greatest pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting!!

And stocked up on Hippie Crack!

To balance out the cupcake, I had an acai bowl that was so pretty!

And then it was fly-time!  I wish all airports let you order and pay on an iPad.

Not bad for airport food and each seat has it’s own outlet to charge your devices.

First stop in Nashville…picking up my puppies!!!


I was so stinkin’ happy to run with my friends!!!!!  With fall races and travel, it’s been tough getting everyone together.  Thank goodness for the BBC!

Being home means Cocoa Banana smoothies from Juice Bar!

Caroline slept all day!  I guess she was wiped out from her stay at Miss Kitty’s.

Thursday was National Red Wine Day….cheers!

I shot a Mail Call video for my YouTube channel and got the greatest surprise from @runemz…Choose Joy hand towels that she made!!!!!!!!!  She is such an inspiration to me, so this meant the world!


Crepe date at the Perch!

I had a great workout at the gym.  Maybe coffee and a crepe should be my new pre-run meal!

I listened to the Spin Cycle channel on iHeartRadio.  They did a throwback and THIS came on!!!!!

Long Run Prep: Cocogo (Discount Code: JENCHOOSESJOY), Defiance Fuel Water, Amphipod Handheld, GU, Picky Bar


My PT, Leah Sawyer started an awesome blog sharing her expertise!  CLICK HERE to check it out!

I am LOVING @mais_runs awesome attitude PLUS she’s rocking her CHOOSE JOY tank!  CLICK HERE to order 1….or 10!  100% of the profits are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!!

Do you listen to music when you run?  I do when I’m on the treadmill.

Anyone else use the iHeartRadio app?  Favorite stations?

Weekend Plans?


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  • http://www.youngandrungry.com Margaret @youngandrungry

    DC looks like such a fun place to run around in! I’m mad I didn’t know Thursday was notional wine day…

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      To be technical, it was National Red Wine Day, but I don’t discriminate with my wines, lol!

  • Beth

    You hit some of the best spots during your DC trip! But where did you manage to find an acai bowl in the city?! I’m so intrigued (though this morning was a tad chilly to consider an acai bowl post-run for me)!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      The Acai bowl was from the smoothie bar in the Equinox Gym by the Ritz. It was SOOO good!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    I usually listen to music when running but not lately since I’m running in the dark in the mornings! Looking forward to daylight savings! I use Spotify and make my own playlists. Weekend plans- Monster run tonight followed by a fall festival!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I hope you’re having gorgeous fall weather for your weekend festivities!

  • http://natalietate.com/ Natalie Tate

    I usually run in silence, but if I need something to get me through a long run I listen to podcasts!
    We just got a Juice Bar here in Memphis and I have to say I LOVE it! After seeing your posts about their smoothies and juice I was excited to try it out and it definitely did not disappoint. :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’ll have to visit it when I’m Memphis for the St. Jude Marathon!!

  • http://laurainlou.wordpress.com Laura Olinger

    I usually opt for podcasts when I’m on the treadmill because it keeps my mind more engaged…I’m also worried about singing out loud to music! I will, however, start listening to Christmas music in December when I’m on the treadmill!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I can’t believe I’ve never run to Christmas music! I’ll have to do it this year.

  • http://runeatsnap.com Jill @ RunEatSnap

    I want a pumpkin cupcake! OMG! Half marathon tomorrow morning. It’s gonna be a cold one! And I ALWAYS listen to music when I run. Sometimes if I’m on a treadmill with a TV I prefer to plug in and try to find a show to suck me in to keep my mind off the fact that I’m running on a treadmill.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Tv has definitely gotten me through some long treadmill runs!

  • Hannah

    I listen to music most of the time. I love iHeartRadio and really love the RocknRoll Marathon station!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I didn’t know there was a RocknRoll marathon station. Thanks for the heads up!!!!!

  • corrie

    Those hand towels are ADORABLE!!! And, I can’t believe as many times as we have been to DC we have never been to Baked and Wired. The Hippie Crack is worth the trip alone! Next time you go to DC, I am thinking of an excuse to go with you :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      You would love it!

  • Sue Tate

    I actually only listen to music when I run alone or at a race! I like to binge watch my Netflix shows when I’m on the mill. Can you believe that I have never done the Exorcist stairs yet? It’s on my to-do list after this marathon is over!! And Baked & Wired is my favorite place for cupcakes around here. I’ve taste tested a lot of places and so far that is #1. Not a fan of Georgetown Cupcakes. Oh! I got my shipping notification that my Choose Joy tank shipped! Yay!! So excited!! Will have to wear it in Vegas!

  • http://icepacksandraces.com Victoria Calderon

    So happy you tried the Hippie Crack!!! I’ve been craving it all day and need to stop by B+W for a fix :-)