Jul
30

The Friday Five

1.  I loved this Nike Dri-Fit tank so much that I bought two!  It’s a flattering fit and perfect for hot weather running.
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2.  I know a bunch of you already love these, but the Brooks Launch 2 are new to me and now I love them!  Also, my friend Corrie says they’re mermaid shoes.

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3.  @shymo30 sent me this hilarious list from Run Haven…The 10 Stages of Getting up Early for a Morning Run.
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4.  Speaking of waking up early to run, I was starting my early morning runs in the dark this week.  These reflective Headsweat Reflective Visors work perfectly for me.  The reflective brim makes sure that cars will see me and they provide great heat and sun protection when the sun rises.
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5.  The nerd in me was so excited to read this report from Nasa…Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in the ‘Habitable Zone’ of Another Star.  The new planet named Kepler-186f is about 500 light-years from Earth, orbits a star about the same distance Earth orbits the sun, and has twice the gravitational pull as Earth.
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Happy Friday and Choose Joy!

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  • Jamie

    Oooh…I love that tank! Adorable!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      It quickly became one of my favorites!

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

    I think that kind of stuff is fascinating also. I’m convinced that we can’t possibly be the only life forms on the planet. I don’t know that these other life forms necessarily look like us, but surely there is more out there, right?? Tonight is a blue moon too! :)

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

    I think that kind of stuff is fascinating also. I’m convinced that we can’t possibly be the only life forms in the universe. I don’t know that these other life forms necessarily look like us, but surely there is more out there, right?? Tonight is a blue moon too! :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I totally agree!!!

  • http://gretchruns.com Gretchen Braun

    Dan is obsessed with astrology and planet stuff so I’ll have to tell him about that! It’s really cool. Also ordering that tank..looks great and I need more light weight tops! Have a great weekend :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I hope you like it!!!

  • Kelly B

    I was a double science major in college so super nerd right here! I love everything about this post…the tank, the shoes, the planet… 😉

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you and Happy Friday!!! ????

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Mermaid shoes…. she’s right :-) Love them!
    I think I need to buy one of those dri-fit tanks! Makes a big difference to wear the right summer running gear.
    Have a great Friday, Jen!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Have a great weekend!!!!

  • http://morganmanagesmommyhood.com Morgan Wieboldt

    I hadn’t heard about the planet, (I blame having a 1 year old, and definitely NOT my love for celebrity gossip over anything educational..) but that’s so cool!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I love my fair share of celebrity gossip, too!

  • http://www.thecleaneatingcouple.com Liz

    Love those tanks! They look great for this hot weather!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Dri-FIT material is my best friend in this heat!!

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

    Oh, my gosh…THIS LIST IS HILARIOUS!! Also, when will we be able to take a trip to our new planet, do you think? I thought it was super-exciting news!! I’m not sure why, but it really was; it’s like there could be another almost-Earth out there. Hope you have a great weekend, Jen!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  • http://www.thesimplepeach.com/ Alaina @ The Simple Peach

    I actually just bought a pair of the original Launch as part of my recent Brooks clearance haul. Also, who wouldn’t want to be a mermaid?!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Exactly!!!!

  • Sun

    Those Brooks shoes look great! I’ve actually been wanting to try that model, too, because they look comparable to Saucony Kinvaras – my favorite!

    Btw, I haven’t stopped by your blog in a few weeks and I LOVE the new look! :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you so much for reading today’s post!!!

  • http://cupcakesandmiles.wordpress.com Amanda B @ Cupcakes and Miles

    Mermaid shoes! I love it!

    And, the getting up early list is pretty spot on. It’s so hard to get up, but then you feel so good for doing it.

  • gbena

    What size tank did you order in the Nike dry fit? I’m leaning towards medium but maybe small? i don’t like anything too snug.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I got a small and it’s loose on me. I don’t like tight tops either. :)