Sunshine and Palm Trees

Monday calls for a cup of coffee….or 3!

Jason and I went for a run around town…never miss a Monday!

We had breakfast on the terrace.  Isn’t this the prettiest fruit plate ever?!

We found baby ducks in our hotel’s Japanese garden.  :)

One of my favorite parts about California…acai bowls!  I could eat them every day!

The palm trees look Seussical to me and I will continue taking pictures of them!

I found the cutest creperie patio…perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up!

Followed by a little pool time.

Yes way Rose!

Post-dinner walk…

And, big thanks to Monitor the Beat for including me on their Instagram page with this awesome post!!!

Figs…yay or nay?  Yay!

Do you drink coffee before and/or after your run?  I only drink it before on long run days.  I always have a cup after!


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  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Figs- yay! And yes, that fruit plate is gorgeous!
    I do the same- drink coffee before a long run and after for all runs!
    Looks like you’re enjoying your beautiful getaway!
    Saw the post on Monitor the Beat- SO COOL!!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      That’s too funny that we have the same coffee game plan!

  • Running ‘N’ Reading

    Oh, my gosh, I love figs. Our next door neighbors have a fig tree and we’ve already received permission to take whatever lands in our yard – ha! I can’t wait! That fruit plate is gorgeous; my mouth is watering over here! I’m so glad you decided to go on this trip; hope you have a great day!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I’m jealous of your figs!!

  • Melissa

    The palm trees are gorgeous! Such beautiful scenery :)
    -Figs a big yay!!
    -I drink green tea after each run, well every morning to be exact. :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I should drink more green tea. I drink chamomile before bed but green tea would be a healthier choice.

  • Ash @ The Nashvillian

    Those crepes…yes please!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      So good!!!

  • Suzy Hutchins

    Almost always coffee before. I like figs, yes! Those palm trees and the pool look so serene. Man, I’d love to go!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s been a lovely trip! I’m so glad I tagged along for this one.

  • AmandaM

    Yay to fresh figs! I was in Tuscany once and the owner of the villa (whatever cliche you picture, it WAS TRUE), picked a fresh fig off the tree and handed it to me. Yes, pretty much the greatest thing ever! :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      That sounds like heaven!!

  • Laura Olinger

    I really like figs! I usually eat dried figs because they’re easier to find, but I like fresh too! Those look delicious!

  • Amanda B @ Cupcakes and Miles

    Loving the pics! :)


    I drink coffee before every run!! And although I am surrounded by acai bowls, I only started trying them after seeing you keep talking about them… fortunately (or unfortunately), there are a couple places walking distance to me that have them!

  • gbena

    If i have a 5AM run then yes i try to drink coffee before and always ALWAYS always coffee when i get home! :) :) :) i am very interested in these acai bowls but i do not believe anywhere in Chattanooga sell them, at least no where close to where i live or go run. what exactly are they? yogurt? HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!! gina

    • JenChoosesJoy

      You can buy the frozen acai mix in the freezer section of your grocery. Sambazon is the most popular brand. You can blend it with frozen fruit and/or coconut water and then add toppings. So good!!!

  • Sarah @ SarahRuns26

    I don’t know that I’ve ever had a fig. So, maybe? I’m not a coffee person, but a giant cup of black hot tea? Yes, please!