Oct
4

Weekend Wrap-Up

Long Run Saturday: My coffee believes in me.
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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.
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However, I had a lot of fun on our last run!!!
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We celebrated a great training season at the Perch.  Just look at Lane’s waffle of insane greatness!!
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I showered, stretched, and propped my feet up with some Pro Compression socks.
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The Nashville weather was cool and rainy….perfect for my We Run Social hoodie!
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I had a wild and crazy Saturday night….hot chocolate in my new Choose Joy mug (thank you pace group!!!)
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And a face mask and white strips.
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Sunday RUNday:
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I had a nice shakeout run…
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Breakfast with Jason…
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And, a gorgeous foggy hike around Radnor.
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That afternoon, the sun finally came out and we bought pumpkins at the pumpkin patch!
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And then decorated our front porch for Fall….with help from Charlotte and Caroline, of course!
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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!!!!!!!
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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.
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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.

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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
    bakingrunner.blogspot.com

    • 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!