Feb
9

I Regret Nothing

This weekend involved a lot of baking and even more eating!!

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Saturday:

I love the Saturday long run.  Run all the miles.  Eat all the food.

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I met up with my Fleet Feet Country Music Marathon Training Group to pace.  This is such a fun group!

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My sweet friend Becca was celebrating her 30th birthday!!!!

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She requested my Molasses-Spice Cookies so I made a batch for her birthday party.

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Sunday:

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I kicked off the day with this yummy oatmeal breakfast.

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I got my first pair of the new Saucony Zealots!!  I’m so excited to test them out this week.  I’ve read a lot of great reviews.

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I have started getting in the Valentine’s Day spirit with these Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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His and Hers dinner at Burger Up.  I’m in love with their Marathon Quinoa Burger and his onion ring tower is legit.

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And I just put a batch of these Red Velvet and Cheesecake Brownies in the oven.  I’ll have the recipe for these ASAP!
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Peak and pit?  Peak: celebrating Becca’s 30th!  Pit: My achilles (although pain free) is still feeling creaky.
Did you watch the Grammys?  I have it on right now!
Do you change up your shoes or stick to one type and model?  I am very loyal to the Saucony Kinvara, but love trying new shoes.  Aren’t we always in search of the “magic shoe?”

#choosejoy

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  • http://fitsickle.com fitsickle

    The marathon quinoa burger is SO good!! I get it on top of their kale salad:) Happy Monday!

  • http://jennyjennruns.wordpress.com jennyjennruns

    I ate a cake donut Saturday night and it was so worth it! Life is too short to not eat donuts ?? #iregretnothing

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Mmmmm….donuts!

  • Becca

    I am obsessed with your peak of the weekend!!! I can’t get over how much the whole weekend meant to me! Keep your head up about your Achilles girl!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Such a great weekend!!!

  • http://leerunsdistances.wordpress.com FLRunnerBoy

    bahahaha thank for my Monday funny fix from ya’ chica! haha! You always make me laugh and have fight back spewing my coffee everywhere lol and you also have been making me drool with all this red velvet talk ha! red velvet cheesecake brownies ummm YEEEAAHHH!!! I”ll take 5 + a 16 mile run ha! And I’m a total shoe snob Jen. I’m a Pure Drift and Ghosts man 100% until they discontinue those models then I’ll ball up in the fetal position and cry like a baby until I decide search for a replacement model :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It’s awesome that you’ve found the shoes that work for you! Have a great Monday!!

  • http://runningsouthern.com Carson

    Those brownies look soooooo good. And happy birthday to your friend and congrats to her on scoring those yummy looking cookies. This really was the post with all the food, huh?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks! I feel like I should just drink green smoothies today to balance it out!

  • http://alsoranagain.com alsoranagain

    Your cookies look amaze-balls. Because I’m not running, I’m trying to be more careful with my eating, but I just want to EAT ALL THE THINGS. Especially cookies and candy.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hate the hunger doesn’t subside when I drop my mileage.

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

    It might just be a food baby! GAH! I love it. I’m so glad you had a great long run this weekend and were able to celebrate a fun birthday. I’m not so glad that your Achilles is showing its ugly side, and I’m hopeful that some rest after the long run will help keep you pain free; you’ve been doing so well and working so hard to get back at it. Hope your Monday is going well and thanks for sharing some fun!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Happy Monday to you, too!! Hope it’s been a great one:)

  • http://movinitwithmichelle.wordpress.com Movin’ it with Michelle

    New to your blog! Your brownies look amazing!! Have a great week!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much for taking time to visit!! I’ll post the brownie recipe tomorrow:)

      • http://movinitwithmichelle.wordpress.com Movin’ it with Michelle

        YAY!

  • http://comusicreview.wordpress.com Emily Swanson

    Have you ever gotten burned out on running or just felt like anything over 4 or 5 miles was just so hard? What did you do? Did you take time off? If so, how long? Or did you just scale it down for a while?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I definitely get burned out! If I’m training for a race, I’ll run more with friends and mix up my routes. If that doesn’t help, I’ll lower my mileage to let my body rest.

  • http://eathostrunstyle.blogspot.com Sun

    I also had a quinoa burger this weekend although it was a frozen one from Trader Joes. Cooked, of course 😉

    Love the new shoes! I also wear Saucony Kinvaras so wonder if this style would work for me, too. I’ll have to look for them at my local running shop.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      The zealots are really similar to the kinvara, but it feels like they’re better for long runs.

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

    I have worn Asics Nimbus since 2006. I love them. I am so tempted to try Brooks Pure Flows though! I’m torn! I am a little disappointed that they are changing the style of the new Nimbus, and it is a half an ounce heavier than they currently are! That makes a difference!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      The pure flows have such a loyal following but I’ve never tried them. I hate when they change my favorite shoes!