The Friday Five

1.  We played Trivia Crack for a lot of our car ride to Memphis for the St. Jude Marathon.  I love trivia.  It’s an iphone app and you can play with strangers or challenge friends.


2.  Boscia Luminizing Black Mask.  I’ve been battling dry, flaky skin this winter.  I started using this mask 2-3 times a week before bed, and it’s made a world of difference.

This jet-black, mineral-rich mask creates a unique peel-off effect that delivers powerful detoxifying, purifying, and brightening results. Made with a premier-quality clay, its deep-cleansing properties draw out dirt and oil. Other natural ingredients go to work exfoliating skin and refining pores. Powerful antioxidants shrink pores, firm skin, and reduce inflammation. Once dried, the mask strips away dead skin, impurities and excess oil to reveal immediate and visible results.


3.  I watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation every year…love it!  Buzzfeed created The Hardest Christmas Vacation Quiz You’ll Ever Take.  I scored 8 out of 14!!

4.  Developing an Elite Marathoner.  My coach, Mark Hadley, wrote a really interesting post about training a child athlete (his daughter, Alana) and her path to becoming an elite runner.  Alana just won the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon at age 17.  He tracks her training from 6 years old to 17.


5.  It’s a Grumpy Cat Christmas








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  • FLRunnerBoy

    bahaha you’ve just been the comedian aka “the meme queen” all week Jen! I’m loving it! :)

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I guess i needed some good laughs while i recover from my marathon!!

      • FLRunnerBoy

        Well I think you gave us all a chuckle in the process lol :)

  • Sarah @ KS Runner

    I use the same mask! It is awesome!

    Christmas Vacation is another one I need to watch before Christmas! I just need to take a day off of work so I have time to watch all the shows I want to see before the holiday!

    Have a great weekend!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I know what you mean! I need more hours in the day. Have a great weekend!

  • Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen

    I love Christmas Vacation! I used to watch it every year and now haven’t seen it in awhile…..thanks for the reminder! And I’m very interested to check out that article from your coach, thanks for sharing!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I thought his article was so interesting…hope you like it!

  • charissarunning

    Your memes make me laugh 😀 And congrats to Alana! I just read about her and she sure is amazing already. She sure trains hard!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Shes such an impressive runner!!

  • Tara @ Running ‘N’ Reading

    Jen! I’m definitely going to have to download Trivia Crack; that sounds like a blast! Thanks so much for a great post; hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      They call it crack for a reason! Happy weekend!!

  • lmicklich

    Every year since we began dating I’ve gotten my husband a gift for St. Nicholas Day (his name is Nick) and this year it was a Grumpy Cat calendar :)

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thats awesome…cracks me up!