Apr
13

Weekend Wrap-Up

Saturday:
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It was my last long run before Boston and my last run pacing my CMM group!  This Spring has been my favorite training season ever and this group has been a large part of that!
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Obviously, it’s my happy place, and obviously I’m a big dork!  :)
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Taper is in full swing!  No RAGRETS…not one…not even one letter!
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@fittasticmom shared the Boston Marathon forecast…perfection!!  What are the odds that this actually happens?!
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My super amazing friend Jenn surprised me with the greatest Rosewater Pistachio Donut AND it’s vegan (but you would never know)!  Nashville friends, you must go to Vegan Vee (after you finish reading my blog of course)!
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Dinner…it’s all about balance, yes?!
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All that was missing from that picture was…
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Sunday:
An empty gym is such a luxury.
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I had a lovely early morning recovery run…
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Followed by a big tub of fruit.
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‘S’ is for Sunday, and…
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And beacause I’m wild and crazy, I spent the night with a face mask (I would have smiled, but the mask prohibited any facial movement) and good book.
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Seeing all of the Paris Marathon pictures this week inspired me to start this little gem of a book.  Almost French by Sarah Turnbull
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Best thing you ate over the weekend?  That chocolate cupcake was good, but the donut was out of this world!
Did you race or run long?  Share!
What’s the best donut you’ve ever had?  I am obviously tapering with way too much time to think about food!
#choosejoy

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  • Colby

    Love me a good face mask with some candles and bath salts……ahhh
    Best thing I ate: tried coconut almond butter (holy yum)
    Ran 4 miler yesterday and wasn’t sure I’d beat my time (under the weather) but ended up beating it by 20sec with 29:40…
    Even better though was my 3yr old ran the kids race before :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Wow…that’s a great weekend!! Congrats to you and your little one!!!

  • http://motherhoodandmarathons.wordpress.com Molly@MotherhoodandMarathons

    Best thing I ate was a perfect, fluffy omelet that I made the mistake of sharing with my little man – he ate most of it!

    I had a great run during naptime, but had to cut it short (did 5.5 miles) so my husband could get to work! Got back out there in the evening with the jogging stroller for 2 more miles. It was such a gorgeous evening, I couldn’t resist!

    Yay for that perfect Boston weather – that’s awesome :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      My husband makes the greatest omelette and now I’m craving one!!! Sounds like you had a great weekend! :)

  • http://gretchruns.com Gretchen | Gretchruns

    I had a race! Ran with my fiance for his first 5K, then ran a 10K afterwards. It was really fun and I felt terrific the entire time! Training is right on target :)

    I also love that Boscia face mask! Peeling it off is the best. Enjoy your taper! One more week!! crossing my fingers for 50 degree weather!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Running as couple is the greatest!!! Congrats to you and your fiancé!

  • http://milesandblessings.com/ milesandblessings

    I ran a great 14 mile long run. The weather was perfect and I did it on a trail with my husband :)…fun! Your run group looks so fun!!!!
    I am reading such a good book right now called The Hardest Peace. It is sad, but inspiring

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      After Boston, I have a trail race and I’m so excited to get back into the woods for the training!!

  • Paria

    That donut almost sounds worth making a trip for! Following runners that are going to be running Boston this year has me so excited that it’s almost as good as if I was running it myself….running it vicariously through all of you:) http://www.momontherunsanity.com

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      This is my first year running it. I’m always watching from home. It feels surreal.

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

    Is this that Boscia charcoal mask? You see I’ve jumped right to the important stuff, right? HA! Okay, so my seaweed salad from Friday night’s anniversary dinner was definitely my fave thing this weekend; I had a 10-miler on Saturday and the weather was gorgeous; I can’t remember the last time I ate a donut. I love that you’re reading this book; I’m going to have to check this one out! Hope you have a great day and I’m so excited for you!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I put the link for the mask in the post. It’s the black peel off and I love it! I loved reading your weekend post. Happy Anniversary!!!!

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

        Duh…guess I need more coffee. HA! 😉 Thanks, Jen!

  • http://movinitwithmichelle.wordpress.com Movin’ it with Michelle

    what kind of face mask do you use? I ran 15 miles this past weekend and it was tough, LOL. Have a wonderful week!!!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      15 miles is awesome! The mask is from Boscia. I put the link in the blog post. :)

      • http://movinitwithmichelle.wordpress.com Movin’ it with Michelle

        Oh thanks, I just re-read and saw it! :-)

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

    i’d have to say that my favorite donut is a tie between maple glazed and plain cake. both involve a lot of butter. GOOD LUCK in boston! you’re going to crush it!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much!!!

  • http://thechiathlete.com The Chi-Athlete

    Aw man, what a great weekend! Keeping so many happy weather thoughts in my prayers for Beantown. I know it’s going to be a great day for everyone racing.:)

    FAVORITE THING I ate this past weekend? DO———-NUTS. The best apple fritter of my life!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Oh my gosh…now in craving a fritter!!!

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

    Top Pot donuts in Portland, OR had the best donuts I’ve ever had. I think about them regularly! It wasn’t even a specific donut, everything we had was amazing! Is that a Boscia face mask? Because I have looked exactly like that several times and that’s the kind I use! Have a great week Jen! Looking forward to all your Boston coverage!! :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’m hoping to head to the NW sometime in the next year. I’ll have to checkout Top Pot!! It is Boscia. I included the link in my post….it’s my favorite mask!! Have a great week!

  • http://www.thelittlerunnergirl.com Erin

    Your weekend sounded so enjoyable!!! So excited to hear about Boston!! I’ll be there cheering! That donut sounds amazing! A cider donut placed opened up a few months ago and pretty much every donut is amazing! We sell them at our coffee house, so it’s the danger zone! No long run for me! The cake at my shower was the best thing I ate, homemade funfetti!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Homemade funfetti sounds SO good!!!

  • http://twitter.com/KineticFitnessL beckstaruns (@KineticFitnessL)

    Umm, can I put that face mask on my whole body?! Looks divine…Amazon Prime is a blessing and a curse because now it’s in my cart 😉
    I made funfetti cupcakes with my daughter this weekend. The frosting was delish!
    10 miles all over beautiful DC.
    I can’t wait to hear all about your Boston experience! I haven’t run it since 2006 and the whole weekend was beyond incredible.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I have loved everyone’s DC pictures this week on Instagram. It’s gorgeous!! And, funfetti sounds so good right now! ?

  • http://shesgoingthedistance.com she’s going the distance

    haha love the mask! :) Reminds me i should do that more often!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It works really well for me!

  • http://www.mommiesrun.com Cecilia @ MommiesRun

    Best thing I ate this weekend…I am currently obsessed with the soba noodle bowls from panera. So i guess that was the best thing I ate. I wish it was more adventurous, but that was it!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I didn’t know panera had soba. Thanks for the great tip!!