My First YouTube Video!

I mentioned in my 2015 goals, that I wanted to start a YouTube channel and I did!!  I just posted my first YouTube video…ever!!
So, for my first post I’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions from my blog and Instagram and I’m answering them on a video!

Click HERE to visit my channel directly or scroll down to watch the video.


Today’s topics:
1. Do I coach runners?
2. What’s up with my diet…vegan, vegetarian?
3. How do I take running pics?
4. Do I work?

If you like it, subscribe to my channel and give me a thumbs up!

Do you have any questions, you’d like for me to answer in a future video?

Or do you have any future video ideas you’d like to see?

Who’s on periscope? I’m on there as @JenChoosesJoy.

Favorite YouTube channels that you watch/subscribe to?


Join the Conversation

  • Torri

    I always start my Mondays with your blog before my run! I hd to comment on this post. You did great! Your genuine kindness is shown! We still need to meet for that coffee sometime!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you SO much for your sweet words of encouragement!!!

  • AmandaM

    Fun! Great job, Jen! I’d definitely like more of these. For a future video, I’m wondering about your recovery after a run. If you do a morning run and then do the dirt bags at night, what do you do after your morning run to be able to run again at night AND what do you do after the night run to get up the next day and run again?? It’s amazing to me!???? And also during a marathon taper do you still run every day?… I guess overall training strategies for staying so strong and consistent.

    Happy start to the week!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Those are great questions!! I’ll make sure to cover them in an upcoming post. Thank you!!!

  • Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    omg you crack me UP, girl! Subscribed and *thumbs way up*! I can’t wait for the apps discussion — I’m always in awe of how you get perfect running shots.

    Also, I <3 that you say "folks".

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I never realize just how southern I sound until I hear myself speak!!

  • Melissa

    That was awesome! So much fun! Thanks for sharing those answers with all of us :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks for watching!!!!

  • Lynn B

    Love the video! Great job! Your sincerity, kindness and passion for what you do really shines through in the video. Keep it up! I’d like to see more of them too. AmandaM has some great future questions for you that I am also curious about. Love your fashion style too! Have a great Monday!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you SO much!!!!

  • Jennifer

    Yay, great video! Thanks for sharing!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks! ????

  • Gretchen Braun

    Definitely subscribing..can’t wait to see more :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I really appreciate it!!! ????

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Subscribed! Love it, Jen! Your JOY and personality really shine through! :-)
    I have not followed any running bloggers on YouTube before (until now!). I am a fan of Jaclyn Hill- she’s a hilarious and talented beauty guru!
    I am not on Periscope at this point. I just got on Twitter and am trying to get used to it! haha

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I’m heading to YouTube to checkout Jaclyn Hill…thanks for the recommendation!!!


    Cute and fun and a great next step. I’ve got hardly any running pics because I mostly run on my own….never thought that you were doing those pics with a timer on the phone…. I may just have to try that once.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s super simple!!!

  • elawruns

    Love it! Can’t wait to see the next one :)
    I hope your puppies can make a guest appearance sometime.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I discuss this with them and see if they’d liked make a cameo!????

  • bubblyrunner

    I love this! I love how we get to see your personality :) Keep posting more videos!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks you!!!! ????

  • Kelly

    Great job. Loved the video!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks!!! ????

  • Amy @

    LOVED it!!! You’re adorable!!

  • Cåńdÿ Bêthę

    Loved it!! It’s so much more personable than just reading. What a great, fun personality! Keep doing them and answering questions :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!!

  • Karishma

    Loved the video. So genuine and more personal. For your next video, if you could answer some or all of these it would be so awesome!! :) Thanks in advance!

    I was wondering if you could shed more light on the ‘late to running’ bit. I started running only at 25 and felt like I missed out on becoming a better/faster runner. When did you start running? How long did it take you to get to your PRs? HOW do you run everyday?

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I’m planning to do a post on “my running story” so it will definitely address getting started and how i improved. Thanks so much for watching!!!

  • Suzy Hutchins

    Your accent is adorable! Loved it. I think it’s great that you decided to give up your job so that you two can be together. I can tell you and your husband have a great connection. It’s so important!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s definitely our priority! ????

  • Rachel

    Loved the video! Makes me feel like I know you better, even though we’ve never met :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      That makes me so happy…thank you!!! ????

  • Michelle Dragoo

    Awesome video!!! No periscope…I figure I have too many social media sites already, LOL!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s overwhelming isn’t it?! I’m still super confused on periscope!????

  • Jennifer Evans Sutterfield

    Great video! Thank you for answering the photo question. I follow so many awesome runners on instagram and they post all of these great running pictures. Now I know how to do it!! Thanks so much and I just love your blog ????.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!????????????

  • Erin W (The Little Runner Girl

    You are the cutest!!!! I LOVED IT!! Yay for you tube!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!

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  • corrie

    Yaya!! Loved watching this! You did so great!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks SO much!!!

  • Daniela Elliott

    Awesome Jen. Answered a lot of questions. Keep up the great work❤

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!

  • Megan

    I love the YouTube video! You are so cute and I love hearing the “voice” behind the blog! I know you get sooo many questions, but I love hearing about how runners fuel/recover with a vegan/vegetarian diet! What are you favorite pre and post run foods?? Did you notice a difference in your running/overall health when you went to a vegetarian diet?