The Friday Five

If you’ve been reading my blog for a few seconds, you know I love oatmeal.  I especially love Coach’s Oats AND I’m giving away FOUR big bags on my Instagram account!! (Finish reading my blog and then click HERE to enter!)

2.  Nike Dri-Fit Knit Long-Sleeve– I am so excited for long-sleeve and thumbhole running weather!! This is my favorite long-sleeve!!

3.  I recently bought a new laptop which meant I needed to order a new #choosejoy decal.  I’m regularly asked where I order them….here you go!

They also work for your car window!

4.  I have a new favorite run nutrition bar….Salted Caramel Bonk Breakers.  They taste amazing and they aren’t grainy like a lot of bars.

5.  One of the reasons I started blogging was because I LOVED reading Hungry Runner Girl!  Janae recently did a great podcast for Runners Connect.  Check it out HERE!

Happy Friday and Choose Joy!

Join the Conversation

  • Sarah @ SarahRuns26

    I’d forgotten about Bonk Breakers, its been a long time since I’ve had one! I’ll have to try that kind! Have a great weekend!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I hadn’t had one in ages, but the new flavor is SO good!!!

  • Kimberly

    I totally agree about being excited for long sleeve/thumbhole weather! Unfortunatley its been 85+ degrees here every day this week – FAIL! Thanks for the link to the decal – I may order one for my laptop!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s hot again here, too….boo! The decals are great! My other one outlasted my laptop, lol!

  • corrie

    I love that long sleeve!! I am so ready for long sleeves too! 😉 Happy Friday!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Stupid hot weather needs to go away!!!

  • Heather Davis

    I love thumbholes, I don’t like longsleeves without them. I absolutely loved your Periscope yesterday. I am so excited to hear about your trip to St. Judes. You are doing such a great job.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I’m the same…I don’t buy long sleeves that don’t have thumbholes! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your support!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jen Rawson @ Pretty Little Gru

    Any shirt with thumbholes is a win in my books! I love that car decal, I’m definitely going to consider getting something like that.

  • Gretchen Braun

    Love the suggestions as always, especially those bars! They look delicious! I’m entering your contest..thanks so much for hosting!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Woohoo!!!! Happy Friday!

  • Suzy Slane

    I loved that podcast. I love Tina so much, and her accent is adorable. Janae is so bubbly and energetic! Just listening to her speak gave me an energy boost. I wish they’d do podcasts all the time together! That would be epic.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      YES!!!! They are a great duo!

  • Running ‘N’ Reading

    One of our local running stores carries Bonk Breakers and I recently tried my first one; so tasty! I know that a lot of our trail runners love them for their long runs. Hope you have a great weekend, Jen!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I first tried them for a trail run. Now I love them for all runs!

  • Janae Jacobs

    Thank you sweet girl! Ummmmm now I am going to have to buy one of those Nike tops… my bank account thanks you:)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      You and Tina should make these a regular series!!

  • Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    I LOVE thumbholes. They make me so happy. Like I’m kind of wearing gloves, but I don’t have to worry about taking them off when I get hot (GENIUS)! Also, those salted caramel bars look amazing. I’m hooked on Salted Caramel GU, so they would pair nicely together :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I love the salted caramel gu, too!!!

  • elawruns

    Tried the Coach’s Oats after my Wednesday night workout…so good! Probably the best oatmeal I’ve ever had :)
    Love, love, love Bonk Breakers! I eat half as a pre-workout snack.
    I’m so jealous of your long sleeve weather. It’s going to be a while before I get to run in long sleeves.
    Have a great weekend!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Sadly it’s warmed back up again here. Tomorrows long run is going to a hot one!

  • Jenn

    This may be a silly question, but what’s so great about Coach’s oats? Why do you prefer them over other oatmeal brands?

    • JenChoosesJoy

      That’s not silly at all! Steel cut oats are my favorite, but they take a long time to cook. Coaches Oats are a quick cooking version of steel cut oats.

      • Jenn

        That’s interesting!

  • bubblyrunner

    Love the Nike long sleeve tops, they are my favorite too! Thumb holes are so fun :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s the little things!!

  • Amanda B @ Cupcakes and Miles

    I almost had long sleeve weather this morning. It felt so good, but then the sun woke up. 😉

    • JenChoosesJoy

      We had a super fast warmup for this morning’s run, too!