Mar
23

StrideBox GIVEAWAY & Weekend Wrap-Up

It was a weekend full of friends and miles PLUS I have a StrideBox Giveaway!
Saturday:
All of my long runs start with coffee.
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My Fleet Feet CMM group ran their second 20 miler for this training season and they finished strong!  Obviously I love running with this group!
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I refueled with a giant bowl of steel cut oats topped with peaches that my Gran canned last summer.  :)
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We had a wine tasting that night, so I put together a hostess gift.  I LOVE giving presents and these single serving bottles of prosecco are so much fun!
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I am really digging these Stella and Dot bracelets.
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Our friends Roy and Dar hosted a wine tasting at their home.  Everyone that attended was assigned a small dish to bring that would pair with one of the wines.  They even managed to include our Ultra Dirtbag logo throughout the night.
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We were assigned to bring a cheese plate.  I could eat this whole thing and call it dinner, but I shared. :)
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The table settings were perfect!
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And of course, it doesn’t get better than the company of good friends.
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My favorite quote from the night…
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Sunday:
First in the gym!
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Really proud of my run…a) because I ran 20 miles the day before.  b) I drank my fair share of wine at the tasting!
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I had the most wonderful brunch at Margot Cafe!  Strawberry crepes with peanut butter banana sauce.
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And the part you’ve been waiting for…a 1 month free StrideBox Giveaway!
StrideBox is a monthly delivery of running products and accessories. Each month, as a member, you will receive a curated box of apparel, accessories, and nutrition products to fuel your training sessions, workouts, and races.  This is the picture I took from my March box!
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To enter:
1.  Follow JenChoosesJoy and Stridebox on Instagram.
2.  Tag 3 friends on my giveaway post.
That’s it!
One entry per person.  Winner will be randomly selected on Sunday, March 29th at 11:59pm.
Do you subscribe to any box delievery services?  I get a local box called Batch.  I’m also in the Picky Club.
What’s your favorite type of wine?  I love Champange and Pinot Noir…oh and Rose in the summer!
How was your weekend running?  Race or long run?
Peak?  Wine tasting with friends.
Pit? Feeling so tired when I woke up early Sunday morning to run (after a little too much wine)!
#choosejoy

Join the Conversation

  • http://carlabirnberg.com/2015/03/23/im-lonely/ CARLA

    oh my gosh how on EARTH did you pull out that run?!!
    I caint even without a post 20 miler and no wine :-)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Some days are just a little easier than others! :)

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

    I had a 20 miler yesterday, all of my long runs have gone really well this training cycle, so I feel like I should have a bad run coming soon just to balance things out.
    Peak – being able to catch up on ALOT of reading this weekend! Pit – my team lost in the NCAA tournament yesterday :(

    Have a great day Jen!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Whenever I have a few great runs, I know a crappy run is coming!

  • http://runningpast40.wordpress.com ooartist1234

    That cuff is beautiful. I’m envious. I think cuffs are my fav piece of jewelry.

    Ran 9.5 on Friday on the trail. Ran 26.2 Saturday on the trail. Last long, long run before my race. I am tapering now and LO-VING IT!

    Early start at the gym this AM. Track tomorrow. It’s going to be a beautiful day.

    -Liz

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Your mileage is incredible and so is our weather today!!!

  • http://gretchruns.com Gretchen | Gretchruns

    I love monthly boxes! In the past I’ve had ipsy, birchbox, popsugar and glossy box. I’m definitely going to have to try this one out.

    My favorite wine is Chardonnay! It’s soooo good :) I also love those mini bottles of sparkling wine! They’re especially good if you have to use some for a recipe, since sparkling wine/champ shouldn’t be resealed for a while!

    Way to go with your run after a crazy weekend! I know I struggle with getting up and working out after being up late, so that’s great you actually had a wonderful run! That’s quite amazing…and that party looked so fun!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I was definitely tired on Sunday, but a fun night with friends made it worthwhile!

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

    I’m so glad you had such a fun time at the wine tasting, Jen; what fun! I think the best part of the weekend was winning an AG award after the 5K Saturday; the pit was probably laundry yesterday – ha! I love Riesling and Pinot Grigio in the Spring/Summer; so light and crisp. I have always wanted to try StrideBox, but wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy the selections or end up giving most of them away; I’ve also tried Graze, a natural snack box subscription and, of course, the Picky Club! Hope you have a great Monday, Jen! Thanks so much for sharing the giveaway!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Congrats again on your 5k!!!!! That’s the toughest distance for me to race.

  • http://twitter.com/edigrigoli edigrigoliErin

    Sounds like such a fun weekend! I had my 1st and only 22 miler of this training cycle Saturday morning and ran with one of runner friends! Then headed to my cousins bridal shower in Massachusetts (fun fact..we’re getting married 2 weeks apart!) I used to subscribe to picky bars and ipsy, but stopped for the time being while wedding planning! I love champagne, pinot grigio & noir and Riesling (especially in the summer). Breakfast sounded delicious! Love the cheese plate too!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      That’s so cool that you get to go through the wedding planning and festivities with a friend! And, congrats on your 22 miler!!!

  • http://gravatar.com/amahoney81 AmandaM

    Your ring is gorgeous :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you!!!

  • http://laurainlou.wordpress.com lmicklich

    I love a good Malbec! That cheese platter looks incredible. I am a sucker for wine & cheese.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I wish it was acceptable to have wine and cheese for dinner every night!

  • http://www.suzyhastheruns.com suzysuzyheather

    I’ll take red wine, any kind. I’ll take it with cheese, or chocolate. Heck, I’ll take it with a side of oxygen! Ha ha ha those early morning runs aprés wine nights are the quickest way to get rid of a hangover. Just sweat it all out!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I definitely felt better after a good sweat!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Also, I don’t know if you saw it yet, but you won the Strut Your Stuff medal holder giveaway! Just send me your name and mailing address and they’ll get it in the mail. You can use the contact me section of my blog to send your contact info. :)

  • http://notyourmamasmarathon.blogspot.com Kelli

    My favorite type of wine is non-alcoholic! :) I don’t drink for religious reasons but I’ve had a tasty non-alcoholic wine from Napa on our honeymoon.

    Great running week! I convinced my husband to run with me and my son and I snuck in a sunset trail run.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I love Napa!! And, that’s so cool that your husband and son run with you!!!

  • http://leerunsdistances.wordpress.com FLRunnerBoy

    Ohhhh I saw toes and flip flops/sandals in the one pic. Are you finally experiencing some warmer weather there Jen?? :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It’s trying to warm up!! It’s still chilly overnight but I can tell that spring is here:)

      • http://leerunsdistances.wordpress.com FLRunnerBoy

        Great news for you I’m sure! :) the weatherman has promised me one last chilly run before the real hotness sets in. Sunday morning the lows ate supposed to be in the 50’s here :)

        • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

          50’s make for great running!!!

  • Colby

    Love your rings!!!!!

    Best Wishes, Colby

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    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you!!!

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

    I love that you have some peaches your Gran canned. What a great way to encourage the weather to warm up? By eating last summer’s fruit! I love the action shot of your running group. Peak: 12 miler
    Pit: 18 miler that became a 12 miler after some setbacks

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hate when I have to drop my miles…sorry. :(

  • http://www.dixieruns.com dixieruns

    I had a 10K Saturday and then did 3 easy miles Sunday. I indulged in some sangria Saturday afternoon and had a wine slushie (SO GOOD). I want to eat everything that you just posted… especially the crepes!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’ve never had a wine slushie, but that sounds so good!

  • http://flyingfeetinfaith.wordpress.com Jess@Flying Feet In Faith

    Your group running shot is SO happy! Love it! I don’t really know my wines…all I know is that I like it red and sweet lol How did you pull off 10 miles day after 20?! I struggled to eek out 6 miles day after mine. I ran 22 long this past Saturday and even got a tiny sunburn…Spring!! hooray!! You refuel so healthy! I’m horrible. I just eat EVERYTHING. You are looking long and lean…maybe I should take after your eating habits. 😀 I’ve yet to try a StrideBox. I don’t know much about it other than bloggers mentioning them occasionally. Peak? running 22 miles. Pit….kid barfing last night :-/

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      My post run indulgence is usually lots of Mexican food for dinner! Woo hoo for your 23 miler, but sorry about the barf!

      • http://flyingfeetinfaith.wordpress.com Jess@Flying Feet In Faith

        mexican…mmmm…cheese 😀

  • http://cupcakesandmiles.wordpress.com cupcakesandmiles

    It looks like you guys had a really great weekend! :) And yes, those bracelets are super cute!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much!!!

  • Lynn

    Love your joy, Jen! We need it up here in Nova Scotia, Canada, where we are still buried in snow. I’ve logged about 311 miles on my treadmill since the end of January…just 77 miles outside! Things I do for Boston :)…just trying to keep my mojo up until the taper! Netflix helps…

    Peak: did a treadmill double on Sunday (yet more snow)…16.4 miles
    at 9:30 am, 7.7 miles at 4:00 pm…24 all done :) – I may have
    been suffering from snow stress and cabin fever!

    Pit: long, boring March break for my three little kiddos since we were
    mostly snowed in, especially by time the weekend arrived!

    Trying to choose the joy but really just leaning on His grace :)…which means I’ll probably find the joy for sure! Happy running x

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I am in awe of your treadmill miles! I can’t believe that you’re still fighting the snow. I would definitely be suffering from cabin fever, AND you’re doing it with 3 kids!!! I’m sending lots of good mojo your way! :)

      • Lynn

        Thanks, Jen :)…not long now! Let’s hope Boston is warm!

        • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

          But not too warm! 😉