I started running in 2008 and quickly fell in love with the sport. I race distances from 5k to 50k and especially love ultra trail running.

I am a member of the Fleet Feet Racing Team sponsored by Nike Running, an Ultra Dirtbag Member, Cocogo Ambassador (use code: JENCHOOSESJOY for 10% off), RRCA Certified Coach, and I’m on the Oiselle Flock Team. I am a wife, vegetarian, and Nashville native. My other interests include playing the violin and cheering on the Univeristy of Kentucky Wildcats. I feel blessed to be a part of the running community and I am grateful for the friendships that it has brought into my life!

I am not an exceptional athlete…I run for the love of it.  I am always trying to be the best me. As my blog name states…I believe that joy is a choice and I do my best to make the most of each day!

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    • My favorite spot to run is Percy Warner Park…either for trails or on the park road. Its also fun to run around downtown and around the Vandy/Parthenon/Hillsboro Village area. Let me knowing there’s anything I can do to help you plan your trip!!


  1. I just love your blog! Just a question, do you have recommendations on good running gear for colder weather? Do you typically run on treadmill in winter or do you still run outside? Thanks so much!

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  2. Hey Jen! Just wanted to say hi! I am reading your blog from Perth, Australia and loving your message! Good luck with the Boston training, I would love to race it! I am starting training for Gold Coast in a few weeks, you should check the Aussie marathons out for your next adventure. Gill 🙂


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  4. Glad I found your blog! I moved to Nashville (Franklin actually) back in January from Chicago. I’m training for my 4th marathon right now. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes you have posted – they look great! 🙂

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