Monkey Marathon Recovery

I had a blast running the Flying Monkey Marathon last weekend!  Can you tell?!





Because it was a long training run, I had to get my butt back into gear quickly this week.  Here’s what my “recovery” looked like…


5 Miles

PiYo Hardcore On The Floor

The cutest shirts arrived at Fleet Feet!



I made this awesome Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad for dinner.



6 miles with The Breakfast Club


They brought me my favorite cookies to celebrate the Monkey!


I ran a few more miles and did PiYo Drench.  This is my new favorite PiYo workout!

I received this email and had a little dance party for one in my kitchen!


I pulled some of my Vegetarian Quinoa Chili out of the freezer for dinner.  I think it’s even better reheated!



Started the day with breakfast at the Perch with the hubs.


And had a solid 10 mile run.  I felt great especially considering it was 3 days post-marathon!


I made White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars to take to Thanksgiving!  Big THANKS to my friend Corrie for sharing her recipe!!!  They’re so good and actually pretty healthy. I’ll post the recipe shortly:)


Thanksgiving Thursday:


I ran 11 miles.  5 of those were with this group for the Boulevard Bolt (my fave Thanksgiving tradition)!


7 miles with my husband.  We both had heavy legs from lots of running and took it nice and easy:)


And now I’m prepped for Saturday’s long run.  My plan calls for 18-20 miles.



How was your Thanksgiving race?

What was the best thing you ate on Thanksgiving?  Mashed Sweet Potatoes

What’s your favorite workout DVD?  PiYo is the first time I’ve tried workout videos.



Join the Conversation

  • dorseyml

    My favorite thing at thanksgiving was my sweet potato cheesecake. I also love what fun ideas we come up with the left overs.

    • jenchoosesjoy

      That sweet potato cheesecake sounds amazing!!

  • Diane

    Instead of turkey, we had roast. I love the PiYo workouts too. Drench and Strong Legs ( with the slides) are my favorite.

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I havent tried strong legs yet. Thanks for the recommendation!!

  • Jessica Washburn

    My realtor brought over a pie from a place called Coco’s. It was AMAZING and I’m picky about my pumpkin pie! I love your kitchen. Congrats on the crazy high mileage for the year. You rock it!!!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you!!!

  • FLRunnerBoy

    That’s sounds like some amazing recovering Jen!!! And I wish I could have been a fly on the wall for that dance party for one haha lol :)

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  • AmandaM

    We have the same suv! And same color I think (mine is “pewter” -the official, snooty, mercedes name. ha ). I’m really connecting with your blog and random things like having the same car are fun coincidences! I find that similar people gravitate toward similar stores, preferences. :)

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much for taking to read my blog!!! It’s funny how we gravitate to people with similar tastes. Have a wonderful weekend!!!!