Track and a Fall Hack


2 solo.  6 with these rad peeps.  2 solo. #NeverMissAMonday

Post-run coffee!  Fall hack: Pumpkin Pie Spice is such a great way to add some fall flavor to your coffee!

Caroline thought she would help with the laundry.

I picked up a new pair of Asics!

And made a Honey Ginger Tofu for dinner.  Y’all…it was SO good!

Track Tuesday:  Mile Repeats

I don’t know why I bothered writing my splits down!  It stayed dark for the warm-up and the first 3 repeats, lol! Cocogo.com Discount Code: JENCHOOSESJOY (all caps)

4.5 mile warm-up
5 x 1600m at 10k pace (400m recovery) Goal: 7:44 Actual: 7:39, 7:40, 7:42, 7:39, 7:28
My splits were a little all over the place, but it was pitch black so I ran by feel.
Cool Down

We went to Jucie Bar afterward to celebrate!

I was so excited to get a haircut and highlights!!

Straight hair, acai bowl, and sunshine!

Because it’s Taco Tuesday…

BIG CONGRATS to @marythorson on winning the Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!!!

And just look at these gorgeous ladies rocking their CHOOSE JOY shirts!!!!  CLICK HERE to order yours and remember that 100% of the profits are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!



How often do you get your hair cut?  Do you get highlights and/or all over color? I go every 6 weeks for a cut and every 12 weeks for highlights.

Speed workout this week?

Who runs in Asics? What model? Thoughts?  I got the Cumulus and they’re new to me!


Join the Conversation

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

    I don’t run in Asics, but I wear the cumulus as well as my every day shoe because I love the cushion! I am terrible with my hair, but I have an appointment and am taking any and all advice on what I should do when coloring it for the first time! Speed work: mile repeats of course!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      The Cumulus does have a ton of cushion!

  • Lynn B

    I run in Asics and I love them. I also run in Brooks but Asics are my absolute favorite!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’ve really been mixing it up lately with my shoes. It’s fun to test out a bunch of options!

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

    I’ve run in Asics Nimbus since 2006. I’ve owned every model and nearly every color! I love them! No speed work this week. Just rest and active recovery! I’m terrible about getting my hair cut regularly. It is usually whenever I realize that my split ends need some attention! :-/

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      It’s the best when you find the right shoe for you!!!

  • http://gretchruns.com Gretchen Braun

    I am so bad about getting my hair cut..I probably go twice a year or so. I’ve never gotten it dyed before, but I’m starting to get a few grey hairs…aargh :( My speed workout this week is a race! I had one pair of Asics (Gel Kayano) and I wasn’t really a fan for how expensive they were..I stick with Brooks mostly now!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’m getting my first grays, too. :(
      I love using races as training runs and speed work!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    My first pair of running shoes were the Asics Cumulus and love them! I get my hair cut and highlighted (and sometimes add low lights) every 10 weeks. I go this Saturday actually! Speed intervals this morning for me!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’ve never done the low lights, but I love the look!!
      I hope you had a great workout this morning!

  • http://runeatsnap.com Jill @ RunEatSnap

    I LOVE my Asics. I run in the Nimbus and have for several years now. I work for an Adidas partner company so I have to wear them to work but I refuse to give up my Asics for running! It took me a while to find a running shoe I love and that works for me.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      It’s the best when you find the right shoe for you!!!

  • https://bubblyrunner.wordpress.com bubblyrunner

    I try to get my hair cut every 6-8 weeks and I just get my highlights done at the same time. Speed workout: 400m repeats today, my fave! I’ve never run in Asics, but I really want to check out the Brooks Launch 2 for my next pair!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I always love 400 repeats! I have really liked the Launch!!

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

    Asics Nimbus ALL THE WAY, BAYBEEE. They’re like clouds. They’re Cumulus but with extra soft and squishy love.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Maybe just a tiny bit of your speed will rub off on me in the Asics!!!

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

    Great minds think alike. I posted a pumpkin spice coffee syrup recipe on my blog this morning. Yay for fall coffee! I used to run in Asics all the time, but lately I’m a Brooks gal.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I love all things pumpkin!!!!

  • Chelsea Ross

    I need you to make a Choose Joy shirt (tank) in pink! Just saying…

    • Chelsea Ross

      Pink…meant to say hot pink…like magenta! HAHA…thanks!

      • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

        I’ll see if they have that color option next time I do a sale! I’m going to do white lettering next time so it should show up better on hot pink!

  • AR

    I get my hair cut every 4-5 months. And to cover the grey my colorist decided to go with blonde highlights (just a bit darker in the fall) and a blonde base with semi-permanent colour so it is not that harsh on the roots. I am a Saucony girl, I love the Kinvaras and the new Hurricane ISO.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Kinvaras were my shoe until they came out with the 6. :(
      Now I’m testing out a bunch of new options.

  • Annie R

    Your hair looks great! I go back and forth between liking my hair long and short, so I’ll let it grow out and then chop it off and donate it. I try to do intervals for my speed workout once a week because I do all my weekday runs pushing the double stroller. But maybe I should just bring the stroller to the track – my boys might get a kick out of that! =)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      That’s so cool that you donate your hair!
      You rock for doing speed work with a stroller!!!!

  • Robin Smith

    I love Asics – Gel Kayano – they are the best for my feet. I wear them walking, walking the dog and working out.
    You are still young :) once you get over 50 and want dark hair, you wind up going every 3 weeks – it is a chore but damn, a girl needs her roots done! I tried the blond thing but it just didn’t work for me.
    would love the honey ginger tofu recipe it sounds delicious!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Wow…every 3 weeks?!!! My hairstylist will love me for that, lol!
      I’m posting the tofu stir fry recipe tomorrow!

  • Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    I love your Choose Joy tanks. I’m going to have to get one for myself! I get a haircut every 2-3 months? Maybe longer? I actually have no idea ha!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      You should definitely get a tank!! 100% of the profits are donated to St. Jude!!

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

    Yay!!! Let’s see…haircut every 4 weeks and highlights every 12; I did a 6 mile brisk pace run; and I started running in Asics shoes in high school – I’ve had about 30+ pair of Cumulus shoes – hahahaha! They are my faves, Jen!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Wow…over 30 pairs is quite the endorsement! I hope they work that well for me!!!!

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

    side note: you have beautiful handwriting! and that tofu recipe sounds delish. have a good week!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!

  • Regina Mcwhirter

    I get my hair cut once every other year or so to donate it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, they need a minimum of 8 inches.
    I can’t seem to wear Asics because of hoe high the sides come up and rub against my ankle bone. But I think the smell of new shoes should be bottled!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      New shoes are the best!!!!