Guess who did a chin up?!!


Breakfast Club!!!  We started the day in the dark…



I was given one of the sweetest, most thoughtful gifts from my friend, CB!!!



Side note: I am so grateful for all of the incredible women in my life.  You ladies ROCK!


I went back to PT and agreed that I would take a break from running for the next week:(  Hopefully a little break now will help my achilles heal.


23 spin bike miles and I came home to this post-it!  I obviously married my husband for his artistic abilities.


I’ve been a little bummed about my time off from running and he surprised me with these beautiful flowers!!!


I saw the 2015 Boston Marathon jacket.  Appearently, the purple is causing quite a stir!  It could be neon paisley and I would proudly wear it!


I joined the new 2015 Fleet Feet Racing Team for a little mixer.  There’s a whole lot of fast in this picture!!


Charlotte really wants to be on the race team, too:)



25 miles on the bike


And I met some friends at The Frothy Monkey


after their long run.


For dinner I had this beautiful big bowl of vegetarian Pho!



20 bike miles and oatmeal breakfast with the hubs:)



Sunday dinner of champions…Wine, Veggie Burger Salad, and slice of Chocolate Cake!


I finally got around to creating a facebook page for our Brentwood Breakfast Club!! #BBC  We’ve grown so quickly.  If you’re in the Nashville area, come run with us:)


And the piece de resistance…I did my first full chin up!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What do you think about the 2015 Purple Boston Marathon jacket?

Did you enter the New York Marathon lottery or are you speedy enough to get an automatic entry?

Share the Pit and Peak of your weekend!  My Pit: Not running. My Peak: Ummm, hello…doing my first chin up!!


Join the Conversation

  • wendy

    I like the purple jacket!
    and I’m planning on entering the NYC lottery this year-my first time entering-was going to do it on 1/30- my son’s bday for good luck?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I like the purple, too! And good luck getting into NY!!

  • Diane

    Congratulations on your chin up! That’s awesome!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks!!! I know its cheesy but i was really proud of myself:).

  • http://gravatar.com/weightwatchergirl weightwatchergirl

    Jen, what brand of pull up pair is that? i would like to have one just to stop, pull, and try to do a few pull ups each day! Good job by the way!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Its the Door Gym Trainer frim Fitness Gear. I bought it at Dicks sporting goods. I put it in my bathroom so i would use it throughout the day:)

  • suzysuzyheather

    Awe, I’m kinda sad about the purple jacket! Boston’s trademark has been the blue and yellow for so long. Ah well, I guess it’s time for a change. I feel really bad for you that you have to take running time off. Glad you’re able to get your sweat on with the bike. Heal up.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much and have a great Monday!!

  • http://veggierunningmomma.wordpress.com bobbyjessica2319

    That’s so sweet of your husband, I love when my husband draws or writes me things. And my pit was also not running.! I’m going through an injury also. Peak was spending time with my daughter.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Sorry youre working through an injury, too. Family time always helps! I hope you have a wonderful Monday and speedy recovery:)

      • http://veggierunningmomma.wordpress.com bobbyjessica2319

        Thank you. You as well :)

  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    I’m so jealous of your chin up, Jen!! Woo hoo! Congratulations! That didn’t take you any time at all; you’re awesome. 😉 I’m glad you had a nice weekend; been thinking about you and I hope your rest will provide some Achilles relief. Have a great Monday, friend!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you and happy Monday to you, too!!!

  • http://www.foxrunsfast.com foxrunsfast

    Awesome job on the chin up – that’s fantastic!! It’s nice to be able to see the progress after working on something, isn’t it?! That’s great!! Sorry to hear you are having to take a little break from the running but you are being very smart and that will pay dividends in the long run. Big picture, right? And I love the purple jacket for Boston – jealous I’m not running it this year cause I’d wear the heck out of that!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Working on strength training has been the perfect distraction while im not running! Ive never taken a running break, so hopefully it will be worth it:)

  • Tracy

    I signed up for lottery for NYC! Fingers crossed!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Woo hoo…good luck!!

  • http://leerunsdistances.wordpress.com FLRunnerBoy

    Ohhhh a chin-up!!! You BOSS!!! :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks!! Im working my way up to a chin-up!

  • http://readeatwriterun.com M @readeatwriterun

    Love the chin up video! (where did you get the bar, what kind is it – maybe I could get it to work in my house) And that chocolate cake looks yummy.

    Got a grin out of the shot of your gang in the dark with all the reflective gear…..ghost runners. (actually it’d be great to remind runners that drivers really CAN’T see you unless you’re lit up like a Christmas tree)

    You’re right – though I’d much prefer they’d chosen classic colors for my first Boston jacket, I *would* proudly wear it if it was neon paisley. (my only real challenge would be pink…shudder)

    Hoping your week off running puts the finishing touches on your tweaky Achilles and lets you get back to it.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I bought the bar at Dicks Sporting Goods and i love it! Have a great Monday!

  • http://crazyrunnerblog.wordpress.com joannaraines

    Congrats on the chin up!! That is AMAZING! I like how it took you like…two days to hit your goal haha. Keep up the good work with cycling. I know it can be so hard to not run, but come Boston you will be so glad you did!
    My peak: PR at Houston
    My pit: destroying my body to PR at Houston

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you have a speedy recovery and congrats again on an incredible race!!!

  • http://charissarunning.wordpress.com charissarunning

    Your hubby is so sweet!!
    You’ve been getting so many bike miles in! I don’t think I could handle so much quality time with a bike. Half an hour and I’m toast!!
    Congrats on the chin-up! That’s a great achievement :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Hes definitely a keeper! The bike is good cardio but its been great mental training for me. Have a great day!!!

  • http://eathostrunstyle.blogspot.com Sun

    Awesome chin up! That is one exercise I can’t do, ever. Too uncoordinated, not strong enough.

    Weekend peak: Eating a delicious meal at my favorite Mexican restaurant
    Weekend pit: Watching the Packers lose :(

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Its definitely a work in progress for me! A week ago i couldnt do one, so the work is paying off. Mexican food makes everything better!!

  • http://greatstrangedream.wordpress.com Sarah

    Looking forward to joining breakfast club some time! I need to get my butt back into a few morning runs :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Definitely!!! Its such a fun group:)

  • http://www.ksrunner.com Sarah @ KS Runner

    We have the same chin up bar, it works great! I unfortunately cannot do a chin up on it! That’s my goal for this year! Good for you!

    Not a fan of the Boston jacket. Kinda has an 80s vibe to me – I like the blue and yellow better!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I really like the bar! The jacket definitely looks 80’s and i feel bad for the guys. Its kind of feminine.