Thanks Thor!

Like a lot of the country, Tennessee got hit with another round of snow from Winter Storm Thor.  This week has involved a lot of time on the treadmill, crazy circles around the indoor track, and a whole lot of coffee!
We kicked off the day with a crepe date at The Perch.
And headed to the gym for 10 treadmill miles.
Please tell me that you’ve done this…
With the bad weather on it’s way, I squeezed in an evening workout at Orange Theory Fitness.  Ignore the crazy hair!  The 2400m row kicked my arse!
I was craving guacamole when I got home!
We rarely see heavy snow in Nashville.  It was beautiful!
Roads were terrible, but Dave and Corrie were able to meet me at the Y to run on their indoor track.  18 laps per mile.  Yes it’s a little nuts, but it’s so fun to run with friends and catch up!
Followed by coffee.
With dinner, I made a new crispy asian brussels sprouts recipe….yum!
I had heavy legs, ran a snail pace 8 miles, and biked a little to loosen up.
Just in case you didn’t get enough coffee humor from me this week…
***Don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD before you got to bed Saturday night!


Also, I got two very cool shout-outs from other bloggers this week: BIG THANKS to Hungry Runner Girl and The Runner Dad!!!

Do you like Spring Forward?  I don’t because my morning runs will be in the dark again.

Weekend running plans?  I’m doing a 15 miler on Saturday and previewing the Oak Barrel race course on Sunday!
What food or drink do you crave after a hard workout?  I usually crave tortilla chips and salsa, guac, or cheese dip.


I’m running the Country Music Half Marathon again this year as a St. Jude Hero. Through the generous support of fundraisers and their donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.  A donation of any amount would be appreciated!!!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE and thank you in advance!

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  • fitsickle

    I saw your shoutout on HRG and I was like I KNOW HER!! So cool. Good luck on the 15-miler today. I usually crave some kind of egg/avocado breakfast after a long run and then definitely allll the chips and dip at a Mexican restaurant later in the day :) Weekend!!!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks! It’s so nice to see the sunshine today!!!

  • M @readeatwriterun

    I look forward to that Asian sprouts recipe 😉

    Yay, another runner who doesn’t like springing forward!!

    Love that you do that indoor track run, makes me wish I had pals to do one with just to try it.

    The avocado quote is pretty funny – I’ve learned that they’re good when they’re WAY softer than I think they need to be. I bought a bunch a while ago and have kept them in the fridge. I think they’re almost gone when I cut them, and they turn out to be just fine. I use avocado to stuff mushroom caps, in my fresh rolls and on my coconut bread as spread for turkey sandwiches. But don’t tend to crave them post run.

    • jenchoosesjoy

      The treadmill can get a little lonely. The indoor track is a little crazy, but it’s nice to run with company:)

  • had2run

    Love your blog, and all those cute shirts. Where do you find them?

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I run in a ton of different brands. Let me know if there’s a specific top you’re curious about and I’ll get you the info!

  • suzysuzyheather

    I looooove spring forward because I don’t run in the mornings; evenings are my favourite time to run. I’m obsessed with brussells sprouts right now, which is weird (that recipe looks killer) but despite my current infatuation with them, the foods I crave after a long run will always and forever be nachos and beer. Sigh… I’m incurable.

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I’ve never been able to drink beer after a run. I’m always a little jealous of the runners that drink after a race. I want to celebrate but my stomach just won’t allow it!

  • Sarah @ KS Runner

    We make brussels sprouts a few times a week. I hated them as a kid and love them now. I saw your shoutout on HRG! That’s awesome! We still haven’t had a big snow this year. It’s supposed to be in the 60s here all weekend! I’m ready for spring!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      60’s sound wonderful!!!!

  • Jess@Flying Feet In Faith

    Yes yes to EVERY single coffee funny!! That adult supply cup…yes. lol lol We finally got rid of our snow and were blessed with sunshine! 180 is an insane amount of laps. You have serious mental willpower. Get if girrrrl! I ran 20 glorious miles today! Can’t wait until Country Music RnR! Double fist bump for St.Jude Heros!! Have a beautify weekend Jen!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Congrats on an awesome 20 miler!!!

      • Jess@Flying Feet In Faith

        Thank you!!

  • Rachelle

    Where is the wake up and run sweatshirt from? I LOVE IT!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      It’s from Fire Daughter Clothing and its so snuggly!

  • Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen

    I still can’t believe you do that many laps around an indoor track! You go girl :) And so true about avocados!!!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      It was definitely a little nuts, but fun with good friends!

  • Kellie

    I’m so impressed y’all were able to keep count on the indoor track. Congrats on getting it done despite the weather!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks!! It was definitely a lot more fun with friends:)

  • FLRunnerBoy

    Ohhhhhh now that’s dedication Jen!!! 180 laps on the Oval office!!! You make be proud to know ya! 😉 lovin’ the lion king meme haha! And yay to crazy hair lol. I love/hate spring forward. Love the extra daylight in the evening but hate it because that means the dog days of the dreaded Florida summer are right around the corner … ugh!

  • foxrunsfast

    Gotta ask (since you love coffee!) – do you give up coffee in the taper so that you get the full benefit of caffeinated gels? I am mid-way through my taper week (and thus mid-way through my caffeine boycott) and I’m missing it even though I only have one latte a day! :) Your coffee photos look SO GOOD! I’m excited to get back to it after the marathon is over (that’s sad, isn’t it?). Drink an extra coffee for me, okay? :)

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I’ve never tried to give up coffee! I know some runners do it, but I just stick to my regular routine. Sorry I’m tempting you!!!