Oct
29

The Friday Five: NYC Marathon Edition

Since I’m in NYC with the marathon on my brain, I thought it would be fun to do a special edition Friday Five!
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1.  The TCS NYC Marathon App:  It’s an easy way to learn about the course, expo, and track runners!  It also has a cool race finish time predictor.
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2.  Oiselle published an awesome Guide to NYC!  The city is broken down by neighborhood and gives restaurant and run route suggestions.
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3.  NYC Marathon Fun Facts!  (Thanks All the Miles for sharing)
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4.  A bunch of celebrites are running NYC this year.  CLICK HERE to find out who!!
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5.  I always LOVE the special edition race shoes!!  Here are my favorite NYC Marathon Edition shoes!

Asics:
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Saucony:
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Brooks:
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New Balance:
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Happy Friday and Choose Joy!

Join the Conversation

  • https://twitter.com/casiruns casiruns

    I love those NYC New Balance ones! Makes me want to switch to New Balance.

    Oooh Sean Astin is running. I’m a huge Lord of the Rings fan. How cool would it be to see a celebrity while running??

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I LOVE Lord of the Rings and will totally be looking for him!

  • Jennifer Berry

    Love the shoes.. Super rad!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      They’re so much fun!!

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

    Good luck on Sunday!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!

  • Priscilla Bankston

    I’m so curious …. What shoes will you be running the marathon in? Good luck and prayers for a fantastic race!!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’m running in the Asics Cumulus!

  • gina | @gbena

    Those shoes are AWESOME! Praying for your travels and that you have a WONDERFUL race. Just have fun! And that map that shows running areas and COFFEE oh my goodness how awesome is that!!!! :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      It was so cool of Oiselle to make that list!

  • Jill Aldred

    Those shoes are fantastic!! Love them all, but I think the NB ones are my fave. Have a fantastic weekend and a GREAT race!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!!

  • Kimberly

    Love this post and so excited for you! I hope you have a great experience!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!

  • corrie

    Yay for New York!! Love this special edition! And those Brooks shoes are so awesome! Have a wonderful New York-style Friday!!! :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much my friend! Miss you!!

  • Robin Smith

    Good Luck and enjoy the experience!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      It has been so much fun!!!

  • Monica Dean

    Good luck!!! Enjoy the full experience!!! Love the NB shoes! Fun to see the celebrities running and comparing times. Even better when you’re faster! :)))

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’m doing my best to take it all in and enjoy the experience!!

  • TheHealthy75

    Good Luck! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to hear/read all about it! Go Jen!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!

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

    You got this!!! So excited to hear how you do and good luck! I think the New Balance or Saucony editions are my favorite!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      The race shoes are so much fun!!!!

  • elawruns

    Yippeee!!! Have a great race!! Can’t wait to see the pics…Have fun!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!!!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Good luck on Sunday! Look forward to read about how it goes.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!

  • http://www.minutespermile.com mary @ minutes per mile

    those shoes are awesome! love saucony’s “apple” ones. GOOD LUCK!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!!!

  • stephanie g

    Good luck and have fun, Jen!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!!!

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

    Oh I love the Asics ones. Good luck Jen!!!! You’re gonna KILL IT!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you SO much!!!

  • AmandaM

    Run happily!! You will do great. I loved Oiselle’s guide – so thorough and thoughtful (the restaurants included lots of veg spots)!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      They rock for writing that list!

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

    Have a fantastic time…. jealous of everyone running NYC…. going to start entering the lottery every year until I get in!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      That’s a great plan!!!!

  • http://www.kristinontherun.blogspot.com kristin

    love the new balance and asics shoes so much! can’t wait to hear all about your race!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks!!!!!

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

    Ahhhh! I’m so excited for you! I love all of the NYC inspired running shoes. The Brooks one look insane; I think the New Balance are my faves!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      The race-themed shoes are so much fun!!

  • http://runningfoodbaby.com Rebecca

    YAY NYC Marathon!

    I ran it last year – but this year I’m watching from home. I wish I could be there again as it is so much fun!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’m so excited!!!!!

  • https://goallthemiles.wordpress.com/ Lauren

    Thank you for the shout out!!! Eeeek so excited the weekend is finally here! The vibe in the air up here is so amazing!! I hope you are having a fantastic time and good luck on the race!!! Maybe I’ll see you out there :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I hope so! I’m amazed at how many people I’ve run into. It’s a small world!

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

    Those Saucony shoes!!! How great are those?!
    Best of luck to you on Sunday! Can not wait to hear/read all about it!!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Race-themed shoes are so much fun!!!

  • http://runeatsnap.com Jill @ RunEatSnap

    Love the Asics NYC shoes! Good luck girl you’ll do great!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!

  • Sue Tate

    Good luck and have fun!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!

  • Regina Mcwhirter

    How I never heard of special edition race shoes? How fun!

    • Regina Mcwhirter

      What great fun facts, really interesting stuff in those 26.2 facts.

  • http://www.runpinkjess.com Jess at Run Pink!

    Love those shoes!! Too pretty. If they were Mizuno they’d be even prettier. 😉