Track and a Pro Compression GIVEAWAY

***This post contains a Pro Compression Giveaway and a discount code to save 40% off your order!!***

Monday:  Fact…we meet to run at 5:30am on Mondays.  Fact…we start and finish at Starbucks.

I joined friends for 6 miles and added 3 more solo miles.

I had the yummiest post-run apricot!

Caroline thought I should be rubbing her belly instead of folding laundry.  She couldn’t be bothered to put her tongue in her mouth for her picture.

You guys!!!  I made a new chocolate banana nice cream.  It rocks my socks!  I’ll post the recipe soon!!  P.S.  I ate the entire batch and called it dinner.

I went to Fleet Feet for the Zooma Nashville course reveal run and party!

I joined these ladies for 3 miles, cupcakes, and champagne!   Use discount code: EMILY15 when you register HERE!!

I made sure to do my track prep before I went to bed.  Picky Bar, Gu, Cocogo (discount code: JENCHOOSESJOY all caps),and my splits.

Track Tuesday:

My workout…(spoiler alert: it kicked my butt)
4 mile warmup
9 x 400m (60 second recovery)  Goal: 1:37  Actual: 1:38, 1:37, 1:37, 1:36, 1:36, 1:37, 1:37, 1:38, 1:34
1 mile cool down
My legs were super heavy.  I could really tell that I ran a 50k 10 days ago.  I managed to hit most of my splits, but it was a LOT harder than it should have been.

I couldn’t wait to shower and put on my Pro Compression socks!!!!  I don’t run in compression socks, but I LOVE them for recovery!  They’re like a hug for tired, sore legs.

I used to wear compression sleeves for recovery.  Pro Compression helped me to understand why compression socks are the better option for recovery.  Read about it HERE!

Because Tuesdays are for Tacos!

We opted for vegan taco salads for dinner.  We even used Tofutti “sour cream” and liked it!!!


Prize: 1 pair of Marathon Socks or Sleeves of your choice for 1 lucky winner!  Winner will be randomly selected at 11:59pm CST on Saturday July 11.  Giveaway is open to US Residents ONLY.

To Enter: Visit my Instagram.  Follow @JenChoosesJoy and @ProCompression.  Tag 2 friends in my Instagram comments section.

BONUS: Everyone gets to save 40% off Marathon Socks and Sleeves with code PRO15 at ProCompression.com!

This giveaway is sponsored by Pro Compression.  I was given product in exchange for this giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

Anyone else celebrate have tacos for Taco Tuesday?  What are your favorite toppings?  I love beans, corn, mushrooms, and tofu.

Have you tried Tofutti sour cream?  Thoughts?  We’re slowly tried to sub dairy products for vegan alternatives.

Do you run in compression socks or sleeves?  Do you use them for recovery?


Join the Conversation

  • Sarah @SarahRuns26

    I’ve used several different kinds of compression socks and ProCompression are my favorite! I’d say your legs have a reason to still be tired!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Lol!! I keep reminding myself that I should be tired!

  • http://thefreckledrunner.wordpress.com The Freckled Runner

    sounds like my kinda fun -> miles, cupcakes, & champs! I tried tofutti last week on my fajitas for the first time and was pleasantly surprised as well :) I’m slowly going plant-based as well so trying to find lots of dairy alternatives for all my fav foods.

    I follow you on IG already & just followed pro compression.

    My boyfriend & I try to celebrate at least 2x a month. My favorite tacos are sweet potato, black bean, avocado, corn + kale!

    Sometimes I will do my long runs with compression sleeves on. Sometimes I use them for recovery after the long runs instead but it makes sense to use compression socks for recovery! If I don’t win, I’m buying a pair!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I love sweet potatoes on tacos!!!

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

    I’m so excited that y’all are getting a Zooma race, Jen; you’re going to love it! Your taco salad looks really good; I’ve never tried the Tofutti sour cream, but I’m glad you liked it; I’ll try it out! Hope you have a great Wednesday!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Tofutti is a surprisingly good dairy alternative!

  • http://pacewithgraceblog.com/ Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Your taco salad looks delicious. I like corn, cilantro, avocado/guacamole, black beans and Pico on my taco salad (hmmm maybe that’s why I love Chipotle so much 😉 )
    I also love ProCompression socks for recovery! Put those babies on after a long run and they have helped so much in keeping me injury free!

    Happy Wednesday!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Happy Wednesday to you, too!!!

  • http://www.breathedeeplyandsmile.com Lauren

    Cute track photo ! ZOOMA is awesome-I was an ambassador for the Annapolis race. It was my first time running a ZOOMA event and was just wonderful. That ice cream looks awesomeeeee.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      The ice cream was SO good!!!

  • Rachel Denler

    Do you have Chipotle, Jen? I love to get their marianted tofu (sofritas) on my tacos. It is DELICIOUS. MMMM. It’s only 8 am and I want some. Is that bad?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I LOVE the Chipotle sofritas and eat there at least once a week!!!

  • http://www.dixieruns.com Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    We were workout/food twins yesterday! 400s followed by mexican food :) Great splits!!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Great minds think alike!

  • http://idonteatthat.wordpress.com Jamie

    I love Diaya products… I’m not sure if they have sour cream, but they have great vegan/gluten free cheese options. Even cheesecake! And I do like to run marathons in compression socks.. I find my feet blister less. And I LOVE them for recovery : )

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’ve been wanting to try the Daiya cheesecake!!!

  • thisrunnersrecipes

    I’m wearing compression socks right now to give my legs some love after a hard tempo run. My favorite tacos toppings are fish, corn, beans, cilantro, and any and all vegetables.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you had a great tempo! Tempos are always tough for me.

  • http://ultrafootpath.blogspot.com Melissa

    I started wearing compression socks a few months ago and can not imagine running without them now!! LOVE. I also wear them to work after long morning runs, since my profession keeps me on my feet all day long :)
    Have a fabulous rest of your week!! :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      That’s so smart to wear them to work!

  • http://imrunningwitherasers.wordpress.com runningwitherasers

    I haven’t tried compression socks yet, but the phrase “hug for you legs” just about sold me!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you give them a try!! They really help my legs after a tough workout or race.

      • http://imrunningwitherasers.wordpress.com runningwitherasers

        I absolutely will!

  • http://flyingfeetinfaith.wordpress.com Jess@Flying Feet In Faith

    I think I’d have to wait like a year after an ultra to attempt speed work lol!! You’re amazing. I tell you your pooch is the cutest thing. :-) I have a pair of ankle length SwiftWick socks that are ankle and foot compression that I like but have yet spent the cash on a full compression sock… Would love a pair though! I just am struggling with spending funds on socks..? Don’t know why! I guess I’ve been still debating if they’re worth it… Your fleet feet group is huge! Great looking group of people. Fleet Feet has come to asheville here but it’s still a 45 min drive for me if I want to run with them.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I love my swiftwick socks!!

  • Caroline

    Hey Jen,
    Newer reader, so I’m sorry if this post exists in the archives!!! As someone who puts in a lot of miles, I’m curious about what your nutrition plan looks like. A vegetarian marathon runner myself, I crave a lot more PROTEIN when training. Ha, like, give me all the Greek yogurt! The 32oz tub is a serving,right? Though never letting myself get overly hungry, my top mileage weeks make it really hard to be totally satiated, even after a large meal. Does that make sense? ANYWAYS, I would love to hear more about how you fuel your miles and what a typical day looks like for you when in training mode.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I can totally relate to runger! When I’m in peak mileage weeks, I could constantly eat. A typical day for me is a picky bar before I run, gu during long runs, green smoothie for breakfast, snack on fruit, big salad for lunch, more fruit or popcorn snack, some type of veggies and pasta or quinoa for dinner. Like you, I try to never let myself get too hungry!

  • http://cupcakesandmiles.wordpress.com cupcakesandmiles

    Wow! That taco salad looks amazing!

    I don’t run in compression socks/sleeves- I can’t get used to the feeling. But, I do enjoy them for recovery.

  • Sara

    Super excited – I ordered a grab bag and with your coupon code it was only $39 for three pairs of the socks! Love your blog, and you’ve never steered me wrong with any of your recommendations. :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      That’s an awesome deal…hope you love them!!!

  • http://mustlovejogs.wordpress.com Jason

    400s and vegan tacos – two of my favorite things!!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Mine, too!!

  • Courtney

    Totally off subject but I love the embroidered pillows in the background of one picture, would you mind sharing where they are from? Thanks!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      They’re the Legacy By Friendly Hearts embroidered white box shams from Horchow. ?

      • Courtney

        Thank you!
        And as always, I love your blog! Your running and recipes always inspire! 😉