Let’s Catch Up!

Waking up in the wee hours of the morning is a little easier when I get to drink coffee in my Boston mug!
I met up with Dave and Jen to do a road run through Percy Warner Park.  It was gorgeous!
And then I headed up the big steps to add a few trail miles.
This was the sunrise on the way to run with the Brentwood Breakfast Club!
Love this quote from Lauren Fleshman
And I wore one of my favorite Oiselle shirts…Head up, Wings out!
I decided to meet up with Corrie for an evening trail run.  2 runs in 1 day calls for 2 coffees!
I wore my new St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital visor!
A little gym workout followed by Daily Juice.
It’s supposed to be a rainy weekend, so I made sure to enjoy a some outside time with my porch swing. :)
And I stopped by the nursery to buy the cutest dwarf boxwoods!
And, not to end on a down note, but blues legend BB King passed away.  Just a few weeks ago, I visited his star in LA.
Long run or race plans this weekend?
Do you enjoy yard work?  Do you have a green thumb?
Do you have a favorite mug?

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  • allisonfiorini

    Your trail running is inspiring me! We have a really good one around here and I don’t know it too well but I might go check it out tomorrow because your pictures are just too fun! I have an 18 miler on tap for today, but tomorrow’s recovery run may be perfect for the trail. I never enjoyed yard work but for some reason this year, I do! Weird. And my favorite mug is my Starbucks mug from Boston :)

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Have a great long run today!!!

  • mary @ minutes per mile

    those percy trails are serious! way to tackle them.

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks!! I’m heading there right now for my long run. :)

      • mary @ minutes per mile

        haha. i’m about to head to shelby. happy long run day.

  • Jess@Flying Feet In Faith

    Trail run this weekend with my BRF! Friends+running trails= therapy!!! Your trail running pics are so beautiful! Plants and flowerse my heart happy. But. My green thumb needs work lol my fav coffee mug is my SMART girls from volunteer work :-) reminds me to be a SMART Girl! Enjoy your weekend Jen!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you had a wonderful run!!

  • The Chi-Athlete

    Um, I love your week so much. Like. Too much.

    Regarding green thumb: I’ll quote Demetri Martin when talking about how he could kill a cactus, “I am less nourishing than the desert.”

    Also? You’re going to have to teach me how you get the running selfie just right.

    This weekend = My track team’s first meet! I’m so stoked!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      That’s so exciting…have a great meet!!!

  • Christa

    Hi Jen,

    I really enjoy your blog. Just curious what shoes you use for trail running? Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I run in the Nike Terra Kigers!

  • Angie@pacewithgraceblog

    10 mile run this morning. Was beautiful and the rain held off until the last mile but by that time it felt amazing :-)
    I am working on my green thumb! We bought our first house in 2013 so its a work in progress. My dad is a huge help when I need it, answering my questions!
    My favorite mug has high heels all over it and says, Walk By Faith :-)

    Have a great weekend, Jen!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      That sounds like the perfect mug!!

  • she’s going the distance

    I just got fitted for shoes and they put me in those grey & pink Zante’s! Love them!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      They’re a great shoe!!

  • Sarah @SarahRuns26

    I have a Starbucks mug that my mom gave Lane and I for Christmas and I love it. It’s the perfect size and easy to hold. I do not have a green thumb. I can kill any and all plants. I keep trying though!

  • cupcakesandmiles

    You make me want to try trail running again. Such pretty pics! And that sunrise… wow!

    I wasn’t able to get in a run yesterday, but am hoping to log some nice treadmill miles today.

    I do not enjoy/do yard work, and I do not have a green thumb. I also have no plants or fresh flowers in the house. There’s a reason for that. 😉

    And, I do have a favorite mug! You’d think it’d be my Beauty and the Beast one, or the Navy one my baby sister gave me before she left for the Navy, but you’d be wrong. My favorite mug is a beige Starbucks mug that came in a gift basket my mom got at work. It’s plain (doesn’t even say Starbucks on it), but it’s taller than it is wide and I love it!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Having a mug that is the perfect shape and size is what really matters!!

  • Sara

    Your skin is flawless!! Whats your secret?!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      It’s far from flawless!! No secrets…neutrogena natural face wash and I’ve recently started mixing Fresh brand face oil into my moisturizer. And, sadly I still have to use Oxy for breakouts. ?

  • Running ‘N’ Reading

    Can you believe B.B. King is gone? Wow. All of our local radio stations were playing his music and there were interviews on our local news channels with musicians in Arkansas who had played with him years ago. What a loss. I like to *think* that I have a green thumb but, sadly…eh. It doesn’t always go so well – ha!

  • Alys

    I love this post! I would give up coffee to but I’m not a quitter. X

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much for reading!!!?