Orange is the Happiest Color!


Early morning run with the BBC and breakfast after at Whole Foods!

Throwback Thursday.  LEFT: My first marathon (5ish years ago) RIGHT: 2014 Chicago Marathon

Coffee, candles, and crystals…such a nice spot to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.  :)


I met up with Shyla and Corrie for a super fun Orange Theory Fitness class.


Dinner with Jason afterwards….avocado rolls and tofu stir-fry.  YUM!


8 treadmill miles, a little spin bike, and some weights.

Followed by a green smoothie at Daily Juice!

Some of the Fleet Feet Race Team got together for a Spring Look Book Photo Shoot.  It was so much fun trying on all of the new Spring clothes!!

The obligatory Friday night pasta dinner before Saturday’s long run…

Saturday: Pi Day!!!  (Celebrate accordingly!)

Not only is my girlfriend Jenn Schott a Boston Qualifying runner, she is a very talented singer/songwriter.  She used her gifts to write a song for Ian Miller (a first grader that has already undergone 3 brain surgeries, chemo, and radiation at St. Jude).  Click the link to hear about his story and hear her song!

7-year-old St. Jude Cancer Survivor Ian Miller Inspires Song

***Don’t forget to enter to win this medal holder!!  Just click HERE and leave a comment!!!***

There are so many races going on this weekend! What is your weekend run plan?

What’s your favorite type of pie? Mine is chocolate with lots of meringue!

If you HAD to pick one…Pie, Cake, or Cookies?  Cake for me!

Join the Conversation

  • Tracy

    I have started at a New Orange Fitness we got in town and love it for my cross training days. I hate strength training and it’s really helping me. As a runner, do you struggle to get your heart rate up enough and get your 12+ points in the “orange” ??

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I work so hard in OTF and never get my heart rate into the Orange zone! They said that its normal for runners.

  • Samantha

    My favorite type of pie is apple, but if I had to choose. .I’d pick cake! This weekend im running NYC Half Marathon!!!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I’ve always wanted to run that half….have a great race!!!

  • Sarah @ KS Runner

    I did 7 miles today and have 16 tomorrow morning. I’d choose cookies most of the time. Obviously it depends on which kind of pie, cake or cookies though! Have a great weekend Jen!

  • A different Jen

    Pie for sure! Fresh rhubarb is my favorite.

    Running a St. Patrick’s Day 5K, going easy because I seem to have randomly pulled something in my leg that seems like I might want to keep in one piece.

    Have a happy weekend!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Speedy recovery and have a fun race!

  • Yo Momma Runs

    Chocolate cake all the way! BUT I’m looking for a good paleo-type recipe for pie today. Is it possible to find a good one?:) Trying anyway.

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I can’t say that I’ve ever tried paleo pie, but I’m 100% with you on the chocolate cake!!

  • http://run,becca, rebeccahargis

    I had a 10k race yesterday which was great considering the pain I was in. My favorite pie is key lime. It is the best! If I had to choose, I would consider cake my fave! I love the frosting.

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I’m so sorry to hear that you’re hurting. It makes it tough to race! And, I am all about the frosting!!!!

  • Movin’ it with Michelle

    My Jeep is orange. Need I say more? xoxo

    • jenchoosesjoy

      That’s awesome!!

      • Movin’ it with Michelle


  • FLRunnerBoy

    Oh we are so totally twinning Jen … cake for me too! lol :) and this week was some low impact miles mixed in with a longish progression run. I was supposed to be racing a half mary this past Saturday but we all know I’m working back from injury