The Friday Five

1.  I bought a New Balance Ice Graphic Tunic at the Boston Expo.  I have worn it so much that I went ahead and ordered it in another color.  (They run big.  I wear an XS and it’s still loose.)

2.  Mantra Bands.  I LOVE these bracelets.  Obviously, I’m partial to the Choose Joy, but they have so many wonderful options!!

3.  R8 Roll Recovery.  After numerous recommendations, I finally bought an R8 Roller.  It’s so nice not having to contort my body to try and foam roll areas like my inner thighs.  Plus, it’s actually small enough to pack in my suitcase when I travel for destination races!

4.  Amphipod Hydraform Jett-Lite Thermal Running Water Bottle 20oz.  Amphipod has redesigned their handhelds and with some terrific updates.  I especially like that they replaced the pop top with a Jett Squeeze cap.  It’s easy to drink on the run and so much easier to clean.

5.  Friday feel good…Senior Class Donates $8000 to Principal Battling Cancer

Happy Friday and Choose Joy!

Join the Conversation

  • Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    That video is so sweet!! The r8 roller looks really cool…. My foam roller hurts so bad and is exhausting sometimes!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      The r8 definitely hurts, but in a good way! ?

  • Sarah @SarahRuns26

    The video is amazing! I love seeing things about the GOOD that is going on rather than just the bad stuff! I love my Amphipod handheld, it is the only one that I’ve ever been able to run with, I’ll have to check out the new ones!

  • Gretchen | Gretchruns

    That foam roller looks amazing! I know what you mean about having to contort to get that area..and that seems like where I always need the most rolling! Hope you have a great weekend :)

    • jenchoosesjoy


  • Melissa

    That roller looks amazing!
    Have a happy weekend! :)

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Happy weekend to you, too!

  • whatsanniemaking

    That top looks so lightweight and perfect for summer!!! Gonna need to check it out for sure!! Thanks for the recommendation.

  • cupcakesandmiles

    Fun Friday Fives today! :)

    I can’t get used to a handheld bottle. I just know it would end up in the Bay.

    That roller looks genius though; I’m going to need to investigate that.

    Happy Friday!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I’ve used the r8 every day since I bought it!


    You’re like my personal virtual shopper….you find the cute things and put them on your blog and I can buy them! Love the mantra bands!!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks!!!! ?

  • charissarunning

    I’ve never heard of the R8 roller before! It looks awesome. Does it work just as good or better than a foam roller?

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I’ve used my r8 every day since I bought it. It still use my foam roller too, but the r8 gets the tricky spots!

  • Kristen

    The R8 roller is magical. My mom bought one and I find excuses to go over to her house so I can use it. The best form of pain, for sure! That video <3 <3 <3

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Hurts so good!?

  • Carson

    Love Mantra bands! I bought my mom one for Christmas and she wears it all the time.

    • jenchoosesjoy

      They make me so happy!?

  • Running ‘N’ Reading

    I love those Mantra bands; I keep thinking of folks I could send them to! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, Jen!! Keep up the great work!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      They make great gifts!

  • thisrunnersrecipes

    I want both the R8 Roller and the Amphipod Handheld! More things to add to my birthday wish list :) Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you’re having a wonderful Friday!!!

  • FoxRunsFast

    Love the tank – our local store only had it in the orange which (sadly) wasn’t in my size! And I’ve had my Roll Recovery for a while and LOVE it. It’s the best thing to get the muscles on either side of my shins – those things can get tight! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      The r8 can get intense!

  • AmandaM

    I will be getting that bottle – good one! I always feel like I’m going to get buck teeth if I use my teeth to pull up the top OR that I’ll get it all dirty if I use my hand :)

    Happy weekend!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Lol…I can totally relate!

  • Jennifer

    I really love Mantra Bands. My friends got me “Breathe” and “You are enough.” I wear them every day. Love, love, love!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      They make the best gifts!!

  • Cecilia @ MommiesRun

    Oh I love those mantra bands! So cute!