The Friday Five

Happy Friday Five!!

1.  A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Saucony Swift shirt and then I learned they also make a Saucony Swift Headband!  I bought one immediately!  I just love this super soft material and the colors!

2.  Taper time meant reading time.  I just finished Big Magic from Elizabeth Gilbert and it’s full of great reminders to BE BRAVE!

3.  This Brow Wiz Pencil from Anastasia is my hands down favorite!  I fill in my brows and then use the spooley to blend it in.  It looks so natural and it’s simple for the makeup challeneged like myself!

4.  After a bunch of buzz, I was so excited to read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up and it did not disappoint!  It not only helps you declutter, but also focuses on why we let stuff accumulate.

5.  This list is hilarious, because it’s true! (Note: the language is a little crass, so let’s label this one NSFW!)

Happy Friday and Choose Joy!

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  • Tracy Buehrle

    I bought the black saucony sleeves for my race tomorrow!! It was hard to choose between that and the pink!!! I want the headband too!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I’m so excited for you!!!

  • Krysten @DarwinianFail

    Love this headband!!! The colours are so cute!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Love mine!

  • Alaina @ The Simple Peach

    Number #5! OMG! I’m dying! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Cracked me up!

  • Sarah @ SarahRuns26

    I love that on the one about secretly loving the treadmill the person is on the treadmill barefoot. And the only one I don’t agree with…I don’t take chances with bad weather. I don’t need to prove that I can handle it, I don’t want to risk injuring myself just so I can tell people I ran outside! Have a great weekend!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      There were definitely a few days last winter where I just had to take my run inside.

  • Margaret @youngandrungry

    Glad to see you got the headband too, they are so cute and I love the material as well!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Yes…love it!!!

  • corrie

    Happy Friday!! That list is hilarious!! #10 resonates all too well with me and I am pretty sure YOU created # 17 😉 And I can’t wait to hear about “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying-Up”…even that quote motivates me now!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      You can borrow my copy!

  • Jill Aldred

    That headband is so pretty! Loving that list. And I’m so excited to read Big Magic!! Have a great weekend :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you and happy Friday!!

  • Gretchen Braun

    I need to pick up that book..but then again I feel like buying it will add to my clutter, so maybe I’ll get the e book version or borrow from the library :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      That’s too funny!!

  • casiruns

    I love the Anastasia brow wiz! There is one from NYX that’s half the price, I think they are made in the same factory because they are exactly the same!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks for that great tip!!!!!

  • Jill @ RunEatSnap

    LOL that list! #6 so true! Moisture wicking material I think smells worse post-run than if I wear a cotton T-shirt. And #14 LOL! Going to run through a blizzard to take a selfie and say you did it.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It cracked me up!

  • Laura Olinger

    I’ve got Big Magic on hold at the local library and I can’t wait to read it! It’s getting so many good reviews from critics and the public

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I loved it!

  • AmandaM

    That list is the greatest. #13 – bandaged person. Totally me! (my thumb is sort of attached. i’ll just do my 5 miler and THEN go to the clinic for stitches. ). #17 – discontinued shoes! I actually buy extras of NEW models that I fall in love with because my worst fear is that it will be discontinued! learned my lesson after my past favorites have gone away.

    Weekend plan is to get that Saucony headband at my local running store – saw it there last week :)

    Happy weekend!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I stocked up on my Saucony Kinvara 5’s when I found out the 6 was coming out!


    Some promising book recommendations in there….i’ve been hearing quite a few people talk about them…will need to check out.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      They’re both really good!!!

  • Whitney

    Love that list, #3 is definitely me with my Hokas 😉 I have that Saucony skull cap but in the black dot and stripe print, it’s so cute! Have a great weekend Jen!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I might need to buy the cap next!


    I have been eyeing that Saucony shirt for weeks…I might just have to buy it!!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s one of my favorites!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Love the Anastasia Brow Wiz! And the clear brow gel, keeps everything in place! I am going to check out Marie Kondo’s book, thanks.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I have the gel, too… it!

  • bubblyrunner

    The brow wiz is my favorite! I was always terrified of brow products but that one is SO easy to use!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I’m terrible with makeup and even I can use it!

  • Richelle Winston

    hahaha the 18 things had me rolling on the floor laughing. So very true.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It cracked me up!

  • Melissa

    I literally just walked in from a run, untied my shoes while starting to read your blog. The 18 things made me laugh out loud! I was just thinking that in probably the next 4 weeks we will have snow in MI and as much as I hate to drive, walk, or clean off my car because of snow…running in it makes you feel like a total BA! :)
    Have a great weekend!! :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I can’t believe you’re already thinking about snow!

  • Beth

    Everything on that list is spot on! Number 7 is so true, as I would think about the bagel and lox I would get to enjoy after I finally finished my long runs!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      My run group always talks about what we’re going to eat for breakfast afterwards!

  • Suzy Slane

    Love that link. Brilliant. I love Elizabeth Gilbert too. I have so many books I need to read, but this one is def going on the list!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I keep an ongoing list of books I want to read and I’m never caught up!

  • Running ‘N’ Reading

    OMG!! Number 2 (quite literally) on the list is the best!! 😉 Hope you have a great weekend, Jen!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      You too!!!!

  • Pam Keenan

    Number 5 is hilarious and yes, a little crass too. Hope you are recovered from NYCM. I’m still waiting another week for my first post race run!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Being patient through recovery is so tough for me!

  • Reese Derrenberger

    I love that Saucony Swift fabric as well! I have one long sleeve and two tanks in it. I had no idea there was a headband!

  • Pixi Cycling

    The book about tidying up is very good and now so popular, glad to see it being advertised here as well! Love your products :)