Weekend Wrap-Up

Weekend Wrap-Up:

Saturday goals….but only after coffee and a long run!

I joined up with my Fleet Feet group….

and paced for 16 miles!

Big thanks to Brooks and Fleet Fleet for hosting a Thank You Running party.  I got my first pair of the Brooks Launch 2!!!

After being out of town all week, Jason came home and we went on a dinner date!



I was super excited to test out my new Brooks Launch 2!  9 miles and my shoes felt great!  Isn’t funny how new shoes make running more fun?!

Big shocker…I had fruit and oatmeal for breakfast after my run.

Jason and I rode our bikes to the park.



We did some shopping in downtown Franklin.  This gem of a sign was outside a tavern…lol!


And I bought an angel vine topiary with a bee on the pot.  It makes me super duper happy!!!

Peak and Pit of your weekend?  Peak: Jason came home!  Pit: I definitely didn’t sleep enough.

Did you race or run long?  Share! 

What is your typical breakfast?  Mine is a smoothie during the week and fruit and oatmeal for the weekend.

Have you run in the Brooks Launch?  Thoughts?  I’m new to Brooks, so I’m excited to test the Launch this week!


Join the Conversation

  • carla birnberg

    you lost me and had me at SIXTEEN MILES OF PACING.
    youre my heroine.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Pacing is my favorite way to run!????

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

    I didn’t sleep enough either. Definitely the pit of my weekend. Best part – we had the closing on our house on Friday! I had a 15 mile long run that I ended up having to do on the treadmill, which is fine with me since it was over 90 outside by the time I was able to start my run!

    I want to try the Brooks Pureflows but haven’t bit the bullet yet!

    • Tracy Elliott Evans

      Big fan off all the Brooks Pure series!!

      • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

        They are so popular! I’ve never tried them, but they must be great shoes!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Congratulations on your new house!! That’s so exciting!!!!

  • Jamie Whittendale

    Hahaha I’m loving that sign. I’ve been known to drop my boyfriend at the bar while I continued on shopping once or twice : ) I’m all about smoothies and fruit every.single.day. It’s too delicious to change up. : )


    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I never get tired of fruit and smoothies and they’re so good for you!

  • corrie

    I LOVE that topiary! So pretty! I also love the tavern sign. We actually do this when shopping in downtown Franklin quite often, Sam finds a beer and I find the shopping 😉

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      The key to a happy marriage!

  • http://gretchruns.com Gretchen Braun

    Brooks are my all-time favorite shoe company! I’ve been running in them for years and love them so much. I’ve never tried the launch but they look great! That sign is hilarious..I may have done that once or twice with Dan :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’m new to Brooks, but I’m loving the Launch!

  • Tracy Elliott Evans

    Do you make your own smoothies? What’s your go to concoction? I never feel like smoothies stick with me – hungry an hour later

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I loosely follow Kimberly Snyder’s glowing green smoothie recipe….romaine, lemon juice, bee pollen, Apple, pear, banana, berries, and water. I’ll switch out the fruits based on what I have in the house or what’s in season.

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

    I LOOOOOOVE your pink bike. No I don’t love it actually… I’m obsessed with it. Peak: The whole weekend was so much fun, it’s hard to pick one thing! Pit: A little hot for my long run on Saturday. Typical breakfast: eggs and canadian bacon, sometimes on an english muffin or bagel with cheese. I love Brooks but have never tried the Launch, I’m excited to see how you like them!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I definitely have a crush on my bike! I’m so happy to hear that you had a great weekend!!!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Looks like a great weekend and awesome long run!
    Peak of my weekend was family time on Saturday- water park, sun and frozen yogurt!
    Pit- Not having a shower since it was getting re-done
    Typical breakfast is a whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter and honey and 1 egg + 2 whites with hot sauce. Hits the spot every time 😉
    I haven’t ran in the Launch before but have the Ghost 8s and love them!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Your Saturday sounds like a blast!!!!
      Hopefully the shower remodel won’t take too long. :)

  • http://www.thecleaneatingcouple.com Liz

    Looks like a great weekend! New shoes make everything better :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Yes they do!!

  • Jenny

    #saturdaygoals LOVE it.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy


  • Loribeth Lee

    My long run is tomorrow………..I have a weird work schedule and my weekends are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. My breakfast changes…….I love too many breakfast foods! I have run in Brooks before and loved them, but not the Launch. And I love your bike! The husband and I both have cruiser bikes………….mine in baby blue (named “Blue Thunder”) and his in red (named “Herman”)………because of Pee Wee Herman’s red bike that got stolen in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      We need to name our bikes, too!!
      Enjoy your “weekend!”

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

    Yay the Brooks Launch 2’s!! That’s what I’ve been wearing and I am SO in love. I only wear Brooks and these are by far my favorite. Can’t wait to get my new pair for the marathon!! Hope you like them as much as me!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      My first two runs felt great in them!!

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

    Love the new shoes!
    -Peak: working all weekend at UC we had a lot of successful cases: one included a dog in heat stroke with a T of 107.5*F !! Pit: the heat
    – no long runs this weekend, my lazy bone was in full effect!
    -I usually have chex GF oatmeal with a dollop of peanut butter and a TON of berries on top!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Your oatmeal combo sounds delicious!!
      You were hardly lazy…you were saving puppies!!

  • Faygie Moorvitch

    Looks like you had a great weekend!
    Now I’m tempted to try the Brooks Launch 2 next time I need new running shoes, mostly because I love that blue/pink/purple combination :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      They’re definitely pretty shoes!

  • Faith Brewer

    I’m not up to your level yet, but I had my long run Saturday for marathon training and we did 5.2 miles! It went really well and I felt strong so I’m happy with it :)

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

    I love your new topiary, Jen; so cute!! I’m so glad you and Jason were able to spend some time together, post-trip; that’s a great treat. Let’s see…I think my peak and pit were the same – getting ready to move! I’m excited, but I want for it ALL to be done RIGHT THIS MINUTE! I’m horrible. I did run long on Saturday and it was awful…on to the next one, right? I’m so glad you like your new shoes! I’m always so scared to try new shoes, but it’s definitely fun to run in a fresh pair!

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

    Love Brooks shoes! I’m currently in New Balances and like those as well. Is that Shelby Park I spot?!