The Friday Five

1.  The Saucony Sonic Reflex Jacket is perfect for dark mornings and fall temps




2.  With the NYC Marathon just around the corner, I made sure to order my pace bands from Races 2 Remember.  I wore one of their bands for Boston earlier this year and hit my goal!  They customize your pace for the race course elevation and offer a bunch of different race strategies.  I’m a big fan of the negative split band. And, you get 3 bands per order, so you’ll have options come race day!

3.  I’ve written before about my love for Boom Chicka Pop.  Well…they came out with Candy Corn Popcorn and it’s SO good!!!

4.  I loved reading this blog post from Oiselle: A Day in the Life of Kara Goucher

5.  Most importantly, Jason is celebrating his 41st Birthday TODAY!!!!!!!

Happy Friday.  Choose Joy.  Happy Birthday, Jason!!!

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  • Lynn B

    Happy Birthday Jason!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy


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

    Happy Birthday Jason! I loved that Oiselle post also, it always fascinates me to read what elites do in a day. On one hand it seems so crazy and fun and cool, and the other it all seems so normal (they really are just like us)!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Exactly!!! I loved reading about Kara’s day!

  • Kimberly

    Happy Birthday Jason! I actually just did a post today about discount items for running in the dark and I love that Saucony jacket. Hope you have a great weekend :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Very cool and thank you!!!!

  • Heather Davis

    So there it is, the checkered hidden white thing in the bag!!!!! I love it. Happy Birthday Jason. I am going to have to get a bag of that popcorn. You always have the best Friday Five. Have a great day Jen.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks SO much!!!

  • http://www.youngandrungry.com Margaret @youngandrungry

    I hope you have a fun weekend celebrating his birthday!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!

  • Jill Aldred

    Aww, I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend with lots of fun celebrating :)
    That jacket looks amazing! Love the style, and what a great way to be seen while you’re running in the dark – OR while it’s light out! Love it.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I thought it was so cool!!!

  • Kailey Hutchison Ingerman

    Love the Saucony jacket, and love that you can get a split band based on the course’s elevation! Happy birthday to your hubby!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Races 2 Remember will hopefully help me have a great NYC!!

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

    Happy Birthday Jason! That popcorn looks like trouble. I’m a sucker for seasonal eats. I love the idea of a pace band. Happy Friday Jen!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!!!

  • Regina Mcwhirter

    Of course happy birthday to your hubby.
    Great idea to get personalized race bands for negative splits the can accommodate certain race terrain! I will definitely be looking into that tip. I usually pick up the race bands from Cliff Bar peeps at the expo, but they have just straight splits which seems hard for me to do. Thanks Jen!

    • Regina Mcwhirter

      That Saucony jacket must be a prety penny since it looks sooooo good.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      They work really well for me!!!!

  • Jen@milesandblessings.com

    I LOVE the Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn….like I really LOVE it!!!!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      It’s SO addicting!!!!

  • http://laurainlou.wordpress.com Laura Olinger

    Lots of good stuff you’re sharing today! Have fun celebrating!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!!!

  • AmandaM

    That jacket is very cool. Happy Birthday to your man!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!

  • http://www.momontherunsanity.com Paria@momontherunsanity.com

    I love your Friday Five posts….you are like my personal shopper…. I must find that Candy Corn popcorn!!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy


  • https://twitter.com/casiruns casiruns

    Happy birthday to the hubs!!!
    Love the Saucony jacket. It’s blinding. Haha!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I thought it was so cool!

  • http://www.suzyhastheruns.com Suzy Slane

    That Saucony jacket is reflective something FIERCE. That’s awesome. Happy Birthday Jason! I’m looking forward to my forties. Two more years!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!!

  • http://gretchruns.com Gretchen Braun

    Love that reflective jacket! I think I need it since I run before the sun rises now. That’s crazy looking but I love it! Happy birthday Jason!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’m the same kind of crazy!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Happy birthday to your husband! Loving that jacket and just tried the candy corn popcorn- really good! Have a great weekend!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!

  • Jamie Whittendale

    Happy birthday to Jason!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend celebrating :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!

  • AR

    Happy birthday to your husband!
    The Saucony jacket is great! I need to find one! 😉

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!

  • https://bubblyrunner.wordpress.com bubblyrunner

    Happy birthday to your husband! Love that Saucony jacket, and I’m thinking about ordering the race bands for my half in March! I love having a visual to keep me on track.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      The pace bands really help me! It keeps me focused the mile that I’m currently running and the marathon isn’t as overwhelming.

  • http://ultrafootpath.blogspot.com/ Melissa

    That jacket is fabulous!
    Happy Birthday to Jason!!
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!

  • Kindal Alysse Wallum

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that Jacket! Totally ordering that race pand for Revel Canyon City in 1 month! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

  • Jeannette

    OMG I can’t stop eating BOOM CHICKA POP. I ate a whole bag yesterday, I can’t keep it in the house LOL

  • http://www.getoffyourbuttandrun.blogspot.com Meghan Matejka

    I love that jacket! I have the Nike version and I LOVE it when I’m in the dark. You can tell it works because cars move way far away! Enjoy your weekend!