More is Caught Than Taught

You know I love my baristas almost as much as my coffee!
I met up with Jen and Dave for some super fun hills in Percy Warner Park!
We’re going to blame my insane appetite on Boston training.  I went to the market to buy ingredients for dinner and bought enough food to feed the Duggar family.  You know you love 19 Kids and Counting!
I did however, make this yummy pasta fagioli!  I’ll type up the recipe soon.
Thursday: aka…
Fluffy froth in my favorite Beyonce mug!
The BBC had a great run and stayed for breakfast at Whole Foods.
I got my first delivery from Fountain of Juice.  Nashville people: check them out.  Cold pressed juices in glass bottles, delivered to your door…so good!!!  I’ll still trying new flavors, but my favorites are: Chocolate Mylk, Watermelon Juice, Enerchia, and Banana Mylk.
Charlotte and Caroline had to go to the vet for their annual shots.  They weren’t happy with me.
I met up with Shyla and Corrie for Orange Theory Fitness and it kicked my butt in the best way!
I love running with friends, but I’ve learned that I will always push myself a little harder when I run alone.  So, I hit the treadmill for a 10 miler with 6×20 second surges.  It’s one of my favorite workouts.  I took some super fun jumping pictures afterwards, but I liked this outtake best.  Beam me up!!
More is caught than taught.  I’ve heard it my whole life and it’s always been one of my favorite expressions.  You never know who is watching…especially kids.  Those little nuggets see everything!  Writing this blog has made me even more aware of that fact.  Actions speak louder than words!
Who’s tapering?  Which race and how’s it going?  I had a baby taper this week, but next week I will really cut my mileage.
Do you run better with a group or solo?
Anyone else battling runger?  I’m trying to make healthy food choices, but the struggle is real!

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  • http://www.thesimplepeach.com/ thesimplepeach

    Looks like you are killing it. Holy muscle on that jumping pic! You’re better than me, runger for me usually looks like CARBS 😉

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I will definitely take full advantage of carb loading for Boston!!!

  • http://routeslesstraveled.wordpress.com werunnc

    That soup looks delish. I’m a vegetarian too, so I love your recipies. :-)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      We loved it!!

  • http://veggierunningmomma.wordpress.com Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA

    Love the Beyonce cup. I would have chose another person though. . Like bill Gates or someone like that. Lol and no taper here, just laziness, I couldn’t find my watch so I skipped my run.. oops

  • http://motherhoodandmarathons.wordpress.com Molly@MotherhoodandMarathons

    I always have runger, whether I’m training or not! No taper for me! Enjoy yours and good luck at Boston!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much!!!

  • Lynn

    I’m tapering for Boston as well…although I got carried away on my long run this morning…10 became 16…woops! But in my defence, it was finally above freezing, the snow was melting all around me, and it smelt like spring! After the ‘Snowmaggedon’ in Nova Scotia this winter, and hundreds of treadmill miles, my soul just needed it.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I can relate all to well! I ended up with 14 miles this morning. We’re still 9 days out…plenty of time to rest! I’m so happy you’re finally getting some warmer weather. Have a wonderful Boston!! :)

  • Lynn

    Nice to know I’m not the only one who just loves to run and run and run :)…and I hear you on the ‘runger’…never full! Always hungry…it’s tough to stay away from the sweet stuff. Hope your Boston is fantastic!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you!!!

  • http://www.sarahruns26.com Sarah @ SarahRuns26

    I am always hungry. I also have a terrible habit of eating when I’m bored, which isn’t often, but it happens! I’ll be watching Boston, good luck! Enjoy the taper!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much!!!

  • http://www.dixieruns.com Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    Runger is the story of my life!! I try to eat healthy 75% of the time, but I definitely leave a lot of room for treats :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It’s all about balance, right?! ?

  • http://montrealrunnermom.wordpress.com jenniferflorence07

    wow! you look awesome and so ready for Boston! :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement!!!

  • http://leerunsdistances.wordpress.com FLRunnerBoy

    I usually run alone so the group hasn’t been given enough of a chance with me

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

    No tapering here, but I’ve just been running about 3 days a week. Right now is kind of an off season for me until I decide on a race to run. :)

    I usually run alone, but it’s mostly because I don’t know of any groups close by that I could run with. And I definitely sometimes have runger but not all the time. 😀 Sometimes it’s more like exercise video hunger. 😀

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I had never done exercise videos until this winter. Now I love PiYo!!

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

        That is true. When I’m alone I do push harder. Social runs are more about enjoying company than gasping for air. 😀

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

    Jen, I’ve decided that I have to do my speed work alone or, if nothing else, with folks that I know are not chatty and (usually) that I can’t keep up with. It’s too distracting if I’ve got folks running right with me and I tend to get away from the pace I need to run. I can totally relate!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      When I’m with friends, I like to have fun and talk. When I’m alone, I’ll push a lot harder.

  • http://cuteliljess10.wordpress.com messica321

    Hi Jen,

    I noticed (and you mentioned i in previous posts) that you use the garmin forerunner 620 – i’m soon to be to make a purchase, thus far i love everything about the 620 (other than the price of course). Pros on cons? Do you use the Heart rate monitor?

    thanks :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      My 620 was a gift. I love it, but I probably only use half of its features. If I was buying a watch, I’d buy the 220. It’s priced better and not quite as fancy! Oh, I never wear the heart rate strap.