Weekend Wrap-Up

Long Run Saturday: My coffee believes in me.

18 Miles (6 early miles, 10 pacing my Fleet Feet group, and 2 solo)

This was the last week of group training for my Fleet Feet Chicago Marathon group!!!  I have LOVED running with these friends and I’m bummed that it’s over.

However, I had a lot of fun on our last run!!!

We celebrated a great training season at the Perch.  Just look at Lane’s waffle of insane greatness!!

I showered, stretched, and propped my feet up with some Pro Compression socks.

The Nashville weather was cool and rainy….perfect for my We Run Social hoodie!

I had a wild and crazy Saturday night….hot chocolate in my new Choose Joy mug (thank you pace group!!!)

And a face mask and white strips.

Sunday RUNday:

I had a nice shakeout run…

Breakfast with Jason…


And, a gorgeous foggy hike around Radnor.

That afternoon, the sun finally came out and we bought pumpkins at the pumpkin patch!

And then decorated our front porch for Fall….with help from Charlotte and Caroline, of course!

The money from the Choose Joy shirts was transferred into my account from Teespring, so I got to make the donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!!!!!!!

This was all thanks to you guys!!! Keep rocking your CHOOSE JOY shirts!!!!  If you haven’t already bought yours, CLICK HERE TO ORDER!!!!!  100% of the profits are donated to St. Jude.

Who raced or ran long this weekend?  Share!

Peak and Pit of your weekend?  Peak: Celebrating my pace groups last long run!!!!! Pit: The dreary rainy weather.

White or Orange Pumpkins?  I love the white white for decorating and orange for carving.


Join the Conversation

  • carla birnberg

    oooh now I WANT A SHIRT!!!!!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      You should order one!!! 100% of the profits are donated to St. Jude!

  • http://runningescapades.com AmyC

    SUPER cute shirts :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!!

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

    So exciting for St. Jude!!!! That warms my heart! Peak: camping Friday night… I got to sleep under some beautiful stars. Pit: knowing that I still haven’t cleaned my insanely messy house!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Mine is messy too right now! We stay busy on the weekends and it definitely shows on Mondays.

  • Kimberly

    Sounds like a great weekend! Love the donation to St. Jude! :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!!

  • Jenny Norlin

    I like the combination of white and orange pumpkins. You did a really nice job with the porch decorations!
    Peak: my last long run before my marathon on Mallorca in two weeks! It was 18 miles at GMP and I felt strong throughout.
    Pit: my husband is injured and can’t race on Mallorca, so he is a bit grumpy. 😉

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Wow…it’s sounds like you are going to rock your race!!!! And, I feel for your husband…not running is the worst.

  • Jennifer Caccamo

    Have you seen they are painting pumpkins a different color to show that kids with food allergies can get candy at certain houses? I want to say its teal. Its really interesting.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I haven’t heard about that, but it’s a great idea!!!!!

  • Jennifer Caccamo

    Love the new coffee mug!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks…me too!!!

  • https://bubblyrunner.wordpress.com bubblyrunner

    Love your front porch, it’s too cute! The weather in DC was dreary too, so I had to take my run indoors (yuck). Oh, how do you like those white strips? Do they make your teeth sensitive at all?

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      If i use them more than once a week, my teeth will be sensitive, but other than that they’re great!

  • Caitlin

    aww I love this!! Thanks for the instagram love, Jennifer!! You rock! I will be channeling your awesome energy and spirit this weekend in Chicago!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank YOU for supporting St. Jude!!! And, have a great time in Chicago!! I have a bunch of friends running and I wish I could be there.

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Love your fall décor! Peak- our anniversary getaway and a long weekend. Pit- I hate unpacking lol. I love the mix of orange and white pumpkins!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Woohoo!!! Happy Anniversary! And…unpacking is the worst!

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

    So fun to see my pic on your blog….very sweet!!! Thanks!!!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank YOU so much for supporting St. Jude!!!!!

  • Whitney

    Your porch looks gorgeous! Peak: our last long run, and brunch and chatting at the Perch; Pit: I am sad this was our last training run :( Thank you again for pacing us and all of your advice over the past 16 weeks!! xo

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Promise you’ll keep joining us for runs!!!!

      • Whitney

        haha just try to keep me away! PS I bought a choose joy long sleeve top, can’t wait to get it!

        • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

          THANK YOU!!!!

  • http://mommyrunfast.com/ Laura @ Mommyrunfast

    The fundraising with the Choose Joy shirts is so fantastic- they look awesome, too! Nice training week… you’re ready!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much!!!!

  • Beata F

    I got my tank top too!!
    I had a great 13 mile run, it was my first ever solo long run and I loved it, very peaceful and I got my pacing right! I was really drained last week so I treated myself to mani-pedi and massage on saturday and having some me time cured me of my funk. I am ready to rock’n’roll my first ever 21 miler this weekend!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Woohoo!!! I’m so happy to hear that you’re rocking your training….that’s the best!!!

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

    I love that mug. I think it would be such a great attitude to have first thing in the morning.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      You’re so right!!!

  • http://www.theathletarian.com Christina @ The Athletarian

    Your front porch looks beautiful!!

    Peak of my weekend: Tried an awesome new recipe from the Oh She Glows cookbook that I’ll be making over and over again!

    Pit of my weekend: Running Sunday’s 16 miles with horrible stomach pain and having to spend half my day in bed afterwards! BOO.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’m so sorry you had a bad run!! Hopefully you got it out of the way and will have an awesome race!!!!

  • Beth

    Got my 20-miler in this weekend. Now onto tapering before my marathon in three weeks!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      WOOHOO!!!! I hope you have a smooth taper!

  • gina | @gbena

    Peak: Just ordered my Tee :) yay!!!! Pit: rain all day on Saturday on my birthday, a tad depressing.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you SO much for supporting St. Jude!!!!! Sorry it rained on your birthday. :(

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

    I looooooove your porch!! And the puppies sitting there like little angels just makes it that much more perfect :) Great job on your 18 miler.. you always look so happy when you run! How do you like the Glam Glow mask? A few of my girlfriends have it and love it but it’s just so expensive!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I love the mask! It really does help my skin, but I hate the price tag.

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

    Great job on the last long run for your pace group, Jen; that is so exciting! Can’t wait to follow along with all of these amazing runners this weekend in Chicago; what a fun event! Peak was definitely the weather; pit…hmm, laundry? 😉 I love ALL the pumpkins!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      As I type this, I have piles of clean folded laundry just waiting to be put away. I think I’ll procrastinate just a bit longer!

  • Annie R

    Your porch looks so festive! I really want to get some white pumpkins for our porch this year – first fall in our new house! My peak was lots of good family time, pit was staying up too late and getting off schedule, oops!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      First holidays are the best in a new house!!!

  • Heather Davis

    Way to go. Your porch looks amazing. I am waiting just a little bit longer to get my white pumpkins. You certainly live in an amazing city, with amazing people. I keep secretly hinting that I want to move to Nashville…I think a daily reminder is not too much. I love that coffee cup meme too. I may borrow that. Have a great day

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you! I totally agree…Nashville and the people both rock!

  • http://laurainlou.wordpress.com Laura Olinger

    I am so impressed with the money you raised for St. Jude! I’m getting a lot of compliments on my shirt!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you SO much for your St Jude support!!!

  • http://runeatsnap.com Jill @ RunEatSnap

    I love compression socks! And I am excited to get my Choose Joy shirts! I hope I can find a wonderful running group when I start my marathon training in January. I am going to need some motivation and group morale to help me get through training runs during the winter in Minneapolis. Eek!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      The miles fly by when you have great company!!!

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

    I raced Twin Cities. It was going awesome until mile 19, then my hip flexor tightened up. It was still a great race!

    I like the combination of white and orange together! I love dreary, rainy weather, so you could send that my way! :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Congrats on a great race even with a tough last few miles!!!!!!

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

    What an awesome weekend! Love the pics!

    I ran 15 miles on Saturday with a couple girls from my training group. It was so nice getting to enjoy their company.

  • corrie

    With all the travel I am just now getting to comment but, YAY for getting the corn stalks! The house looks great! And even bigger of a YAY for getting to make the donation to St Jude!