OTF Results!

Let’s catch up!

Wednesday’s mantra:

In keeping with Wednesday’s manta, Starbucks renewed my Gold card status for another year!

I met up these fine friends to run through Percy Warner Park, because we love hills!

When the husband’s away, the wife will get takeout from Chipotle and Starbucks.  I’m wild and crazy like that!


Great crowd for a rainy run with the BBC!

We had a fun hang at Starbucks after!

I came home and baked peanut butter and jelly bars for that nights trail run/mixer.  The bars turned out great!  :) The mixer was cancelled due to storms.  :(

Since the trail run was cancelled, Corrie and I went to Orange Theory Fitness!

It’s been a while since I shared my OTF results.  I’ve learned that it’s almost impossible for me to get my heart rate into the orange and red zones on a treadmill.  I was running at 9.5mph in this class.  I’m afraid to run much faster…I feel like I’m going to fall off!  (Click the image to enlarge.)

I came home and heated up a Brownie Cookie Dough Squeeze with a few butterscotch chips mixed in…the perfect fix for my sweet tooth!

It’s Friday….go bananas!

I had a good session at the gym followed by a green smoothie at the Juice Bar…the perfect way to start the day!!

I joined Jenn and Shyla for lunch at Wild Ginger.

Isn’t this the prettiest salad and veggie side?!!

And, in honor of National Tequila Day!

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Tequila…yay or nay?  I only like it in a margarita.

Do you prefer workout classes or DVD’s at home?  

What’s your favorite takeout?  Chipotle is my go-to when I don’t feel like cooking.

Do you get nervous to run “too fast” on the treadmill?


Join the Conversation

  • http://ultrafootpath.blogspot.com/ Melissa

    Those peanut butter and jelly bars look amazing!
    -nay on Tequila (rum all the way)
    -I like DVD’s at home
    -I get take out from a local place that has a tasty GF cheese pizza :)
    -I get very nervous running fast on the TM. I also get nervous when I feel like I’m concentrating too hard, because I might fall off. :) LOL
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I am definitely a rum lover!!!
      I keep one hand hovering above the handle just in case I need to grab it!

  • http://www.suzyhastheruns.com Suzy Hutchins

    9.5 miles per hour on the treadmill is so fast! We don’t have Chipotle in Canada. :( I think I’m really sad about that because everyone talks about it all the time!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I forget that you’re in Canada. Hopefully they’ll move north soon!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Tequila- yay, but only in a margarita!
    I prefer workout classes but do like Tone it Ups workout videos
    Chipotle is definitely my favorite! I haven’t had it in 2 weeks and this is rare for me 😉
    I do get nervous that I will fly off the back or trip! haha

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Sounds like it’s time for a trip to chipotle!

  • Tracy Elliott Evans

    I think your OTF results are inaccurate. I can understand having a hard time getting in the orange but not even much green??? That’s crazy – something is wrong with how they have your HR monitor set. Your running 9.5 mph with an average HR of 120?? I know your in amazing shape but….

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I agree. I go weekly, wear a different heart rate strap each time, and get the same results. Judging from my sweat, I’m getting a good workout…lol!

  • corrie

    You girls look gorgeous for Friday’s lunch! Hope you had a wonderful run this morning! Miss you!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      You have been missed….big time….seriously….come home.

  • Sheena braulick

    Love Chipotle! I wish there was an Orange Theory class near me they sound like a lot of fun!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      OTF is my favorite cross training class!

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

    I have a hard time getting my heart rate up on the treadmill too, I was just looking at that during my run the other day! I’ve never done OTF, but I keep reading such great things about it!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      It’s a really fun workout, and it kicks my butt every time!

  • http://cupcakesandmiles.wordpress.com Amanda B @ Cupcakes and Miles

    Tequila, but only in margaritas!

    I like both in-studio classes and workout videos at home- it just depends on my mood.

    I love Chipotle and Firehouse Subs!

    And, I’m always worried I’m going to fly off the back of the treadmill. 😉

  • Meredth @ ImRunningWithErasers

    That salad looks so good! I prefer workout classes because you’re held way more accountable. I’ve wanted to try Orange Theory Fitness! My favorite go-to take out is Jimmy Johns. I worked there 10 years ago but I still love it!

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

    I’m so lazy on the treadmill; I don’t think I could ever be accused of going “too fast” – ha! That’s crazy fast, though, Jen!! Good grief!! Is it horrible that I always look forward to hunting season so that I can get takeout and watch girlie shows/movies while Jonathan is away? HA!

  • http://LittleThingsMatter.net Reese Derrenberger

    I feel the same way about the “dreadmill,” like I’m going to fall off, ugh!