Sep
23

Track Tuesday & the First Day of Fall

Happy first day of Fall!! This post should be called “Track Tuesday and I Need To Stop Buying Pumpkins”, but I digress. Let’s start with today’s speed work!

New GU flavor: Caramel Macchiato!  If Espresso and Salted Caramel had a baby, it would taste like this.  It’s SO good!

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Nashville received the Fall memo and we had awesome cool temps for track!

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Gotta love when you show up to track to find baracades…doh!  I got them cleared and we had a great workout.

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First day running in a sleeve…Charlotte wanted to be in the photo, too:)

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Ladder workout

4.25 Mile warm-up
Drills and strides
400 (goal: 1:52) (actual: 1:47) The cool temps made me feel fast.  I adjusted and dialed it back for the rest of the workout!)
800 (goal: 3:44) (actual: 3:42)
1200 (goal: 5:35) (actual: 5:35)
1600 (goal: 7:27) (actual: 7:25)
1200 (goal: 5:35) (actual: 5:33)
800 (goal: 3:44) (actual: 3:43)
400 (goal: 1:52) (actual: 1:48)
(All done with a 400 recovery lap between)
1 mile cool down

I’ve never worn Moving Comfort before, but I bought this hoodie at Fleet Feet last week and LOVE it!

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In honor of the first day of fall and our cooler weather, I did a little pumpkin/corn stalk shopping…

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and stopped by one of my favorite stores, The Iron Gate to do a little home shopping.

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Driving home with a car full of corn stalks:)

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I added a few more white little pumpkins to the house.

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Then I came home to start a big pot of vegetarian tortilla soup! I will share the recipe later this week!

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What’s your speed work this week?
Have you started decorating for Fall or Halloween yet? Please tell me I’m not the only one;)
What’s your favorite GU flavor? Do you mix it up or stick to one flavor?

#choosejoy

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  • Colby

    Can I just say your house looks gorgeous. Love the decor!!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      That’s so nice of you to say…thank you!! We moved in earlier this year, so it’s definitely still a work in progress!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you!!

  • http://www.ksrunner.com Sarah @ KS Runner

    I used to have GU but they started to give me GI problems, I can’t tolerate the texture anymore. I’m on Honey Stinger Chews or Waffles, any and all flavors.

    The husband and I haven’t had a chance to go get any fall decorations or else our house would be decked out already! You’re giving me inspiration!

    • http://2chixrun26.com susan @2chixrun26

      I love all Honey Stinger products too!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I haven’t tried to Honey Stinger Chews, but I love the Waffles!

  • http://travisandmarilynkeys.blogspot.com Marilyn

    Sounds like the perfect day!

    What did you do with the corn? I wouldn’t even know how to decorate with corn!

    I have started to put out the Fall décor, but not Halloween yet. I am going to wait a few more weeks for that, but now I feel inspired to go get some pumpkins!

    • http://travisandmarilynkeys.blogspot.com Marilyn

      Sorry for the double comments! I didn’t think the first one went through! : )

      • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

        I’ve done the exact same thing! :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I added the corn stalks to my front porch. I’ll post a picture soon:)

  • http://travisandmarilynkeys.blogspot.com Marilyn

    Sounds like the perfect day! What did you do with the corn? I wouldn’t even know how to decorate with that, but I have no doubt that you made it look lovely!

    I have started to put out my Fall décor, but I am waiting a few more weeks for the Halloween stuff. Now I feel inspired to go get some pumpkins too!

  • http://2chixrun26.com susan @2chixrun26

    No, you’re not the only one! I am fall-obsessed:) Looks like yet another awesome recipe to try. And nice ladder workout!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much!!!

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

    Jennifer, I LOVE Salted Caramel, so I’m delighted to hear about this new flavor! GAH! Must find now! I haven’t been doing any speed work, due to my tendinopathy, but I did run a little faster yesterday afternoon because I couldn’t resist the cooler weather! So nice! You were down to 46 degrees, though?!? We haven’t seen that yet…I can’t wait!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you have a speedy recovery!!!

  • Carrie

    Really enjoy your blog, after coming across it as a fellow Oiselle flock runner. Loving the fall scenes.
    I’ll anxiously await this soup recipe ?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you so much for your kind words!!!