The Best April Fool’s

Track Tuesday: But first, coffee…
Track workout:
4 mile warm-up
6 x 1 mile repeats (60 second recovery) (7:13, 7:12, 7:12, 7:10, 7:10, 7:00)
1 mile cool down
I stuck to the 60 second recovery until the last 1600m.  Then I looked like this…trying to psych myself into doing one more.
Just another reason to love Dave Grohl!
Wednesday: April Fool’s Day.  I should just stay off social media, because I’m the goober that believes everything.
When my friend Steve asked me to get together for a St. Jude Hero’s run WEARING A CAPE on April 1st, I thought it must be a joke.  It ended up being an April Fool’s, but not in the way I expected!

It was a beautiful morning for so many reasons!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO ST. JUDE!
Ian was a St. Jude patient.  He stopped us for speeding and issued tickets!
My ticket :)
We all had breakfast together and I set back out for my training run.  I am typically an early morning runner.  Boston doesn’t start until late morning, so I wanted to eat and then run to practice for race day.  It was TOUGH!
Woman Crush Wednesday
And when the husband is away…
Do you fall for the April Fool’s jokes?
Does it mess you up when you run at a different time of day?
Can you ‘eat and run’ or do you have to wait a while?  
Because you might want another chance….CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO ST JUDE!!!  Do it for the kids!  You know you want to! 

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

    It doesn’t mess me up too much to have to run at a different time of day, but the first year I ran Boston I ate WAY too early and was hungry before the race even started! Every year since then I’ve taken my breakfast with me and eaten in runners village closer to race time, it works so much better!

    I can eat and run, but it definitely depends on what I’ve been eating. Some foods settle much easier than others!

    LOVE the video! How adorable!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’m definitely planning to eat when I wake up and then take more food with me to Athlete’s Village. Thanks for the advice!!!

  • http://leerunsdistances.wordpress.com FLRunnerBoy

    I told you that you’d crush those mile repeats Jen!! I’m so proud of you!!! I had 800’s yesterday :) I don’t like to eat and run I prefer to wait a while otherwise I feel like a bear shot with a tranquilizer dart … uber sluggish ha! 😛 I like to get my runs in during the morning hours but I can run anytime of day without much difficulty if necessary.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’m running 800’s next week. It will be my last tough workout before Boston!

  • http://gretchruns.com Gretchen | Gretchruns

    I feel like everyday I run at a different time! I should probably be more consistent, but I just run when the weather is best or when it’s best for me. Maybe one day I’ll have a schedule, but for now this works for me.

    I definitely have to wait a long time after I eat. I have such a sensitive stomach and get the worst pains if I eat too close to running. This also makes it hard to fuel during long runs but I’m trying to work on it and find what works the best!

    Love the “speeding ticket”. What a sweet and cute idea to run in the capes! Love it :)

  • http://www.dixieruns.com Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    That little boy is ADORABLE. How sweet. Great times on your repeats! Now I want Chipotle.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It was such a special morning!

  • http://www.suzyhastheruns.com suzysuzyheather

    Such a cute little cutie! Love the speeding ticket. I can eat and run no problem, but I hate running first thing in the morning. I’m so sluggish. My sister taped up my van with flourescent tape yesterday morning. She’s such a prankster!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      That’s hilarious!!!

  • http://laurainlou.wordpress.com lmicklich

    Oh my gosh my heart melted watching that video. He is adorable and it is so sweet for the Heroes to be out there!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It was a great morning!!!

  • http://carinaruns.blogspot.com Carina

    I had trouble with the late Boston start too. I was starving on the bus and ended up eating my breakfast as soon as we got to the athlete’s village, much more time before the run than I did in training. Very good that you’re practicing!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Hopefully I can time it out well on race day!

  • thisrunnersrecipes

    I have a hard time when I run at anytime other than first thing in the morning also! I usually eat a banana at most before a run, so when I eat before a race I have to do it hours beforehand!
    Awesome paces on your mile repeats! And that little boy is too cute.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much!!!

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

    This is PRECIOUS! Ian is adorable and that was such a fun “prank,” especially since it also raises awareness for St. Jude’s. Y’all look great in your capes! Kudos on your mile repeats; those things KILL me. My husband totally got me on April Fool’s Day; he’s so great at it and I always say I’m not going to fall for it again, and then I do. GAH! It does kind of mess me up to run at a different time of day, but there’s got to be quite a difference, like moving from morning to afternoon, etc. It’s not too bad if I’m just waiting a few hours after my usual start time. Great idea to start practicing on Boston time, Jen – woo hoo!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks!!! I’m glad I’m not the only gullible one. I think I’d learn, but still fall for everything!

  • http://crazyrunnerblog.wordpress.com joannaraines

    Great workout Jen! I hope to get speedy like you on the track :)

    I CANNOT eat and run. My stomach hates me.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much!!!

  • http://Americanannie.blogspot.com Annie

    Oh my gosh, Ian is the cutest little policeman, what a sweet little guy!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It was such a special morning!!

  • http://cupcakesandmiles.wordpress.com cupcakesandmiles

    Oh, that’s so cool! The capes look great!

    I can totally eat and run, but I try to let it settle first. :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Hopefully it will get a little easier for me with practice:)

  • http://glitteranddust.com Kristen

    I always fall for April Fools Jokes. This year I decided to get my husband really good – and I did. Now I am scared of how he is going to retaliate next year. Yikes!

    I am a morning runner as well, even though I have been running more mid-morning and around noon. What time does the Boston Marathon start?

    I can’t eat a full meal and then run…. If I know I am going to run at some point in my day, I will strategically plan my meals so that I don’t feel full on my run.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      The fasties start around 10am. I’m more towards 11:00.

  • http://www.facebook.com/675869933 Al Frazier

    I skipped breakfast and ate my ticket. Then I didn’t run. Now, I feel like Rocky.

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