The Friday Five

1.  I am loving my Kindness is Magic tank from Be Love Apparel.  ***P.S. They donate $5 from every order to their current service project.  Right now, it’s Alexandria House for homeless women and their children.

2.  The Dalai Lama celebrated his 80th birthday!!   Click HERE to read 17 of his most famous quotes.  My favorite is “My religion is very simple.  My religion is kindness.”  Just another reason to love the above tank!

3.  I posted last weekend about my new Yeti Rambler.  It lives up to the hype!!  I’ve used it for smoothies and coffee and it really keeps them cold and hot.  Thanks to Sam for the recommendation!!!

4.  I have been wearing my Ocean Turquoise Mala Beads almost every day since I bought them.  They’re made in Bali by Aum Rudraksha Designs.  Their jewelry is sustainably harvested, fairly traded, and ethically produced.  Click HERE to read more about Mala jewelry.

5.  My friends and I all had a good time taking this How Fit Are You, Really? quiz.  I got ‘under 20’ which totally made my day!  If you take the quiz, share your fitness age in the comments!

Happy Friday and Chose Joy!

The Friday Five

1.  I love Ellen DeGeneres, so I was super excited when she launched ED by Ellen.  Of course I “had” to order her Joy tee and tote!

2.  Dry Brushing.  This is my favorite body brush and click HERE to learn more about the benefits of dry brushing.

3.  I dry brush before I shower and then apply this Gardenia+Tea Antioxidant Body Serum post-shower.  It smells heavenly, isn’t greasy, and immediately soaks into your skin.  Use the code: TODAYSHOW15 to save 15% off any order at One Love through Sunday, July 5th!!!

4.  I just finished reading 80/10/10.  As with any nutrition book, I don’t agree with everything, but this book is great reminder to eat more raw, vegan food!

5.  I have loved tracking (aka stalking) Scott Jurek’s attempt to break the Appalachian Trail record!

Here is a cool, mid-run interview!

Happy Friday and Choose Joy!!!

The Friday Five

1.  This pretty much sums it up for me!  I have been loving my scoop neck t-shirt from Truth Balance Virtue.

2.  I have these Votivo Clean Crisp White candles and diffusers all over my house right now.  I love this scent!

3.  I recently purchased this Strapless Stripe Maxi Dress from Nordstrom.  I love maxi dresses in the summer, the black and white stripes, and it’s only $88!!

4.  The heat and humidity are back in full force in the South!  I don’t wear foundation, but I do use powder to keep the shine under control.  Too Faced Primed & Poreless powder has worked really well for my oily skin without causing breakouts.

5.  Taco lovers rejoice!!  Read about the new emoji’s HERE!

Happy Friday and Choose Joy!

The Friday Five

1.  Guess what?!  It’s June 12th and Season 3 of Orange is the New Black is on Netflix!!!

2.  Bow down to this sassy dancer!

3.  I just bought a new pair of the Nike Terra Kiger 2.  They’ve been my favorite trail shoe for a couple of years now, and I love my new ones!

4.  I finished reading The French Twist: Twelve Secrets to Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management.  It’s written by a nutritionalist about French culture.  The Francophile in me loved this book.  It’s an anti-diet book without rules…just relax, move regularly, and eat and enjoy real food!

5.  Thanks to Sam for sharing this gem with me!!! Jennifer is a Party Pooper!

Happy Friday and Choose Joy!

Shhh…I Eat Carbs


After celebrating our Anniversary on Wednesday night, Thursday involved a lot of coffee.

We met up with the Brentwood Breakfast Club for a run and breakfast at Puffy Muffin. (Follow The Brentwood Breakfast Club on Facebook to see our weekly routes!  Everyone is welcome to join us!!)

We hung our patriotic swags for the Memorial Day weekend!

Normally, I run a double on Thursdays, but I moved my long run to Friday this week.


First car at the park just after sunrise.

4 Hour Trail Run.  3,000ft. elevation gain.  I felt great!!!

With wonderful company from Corrie and Sam!

Fleet Feet Nashville is having a big Memorial Day weekend SALE!!  I stocked up!

Check out their $50 shoe table!!

I ordered two venetian mirrors to go above our nightstands and they arrived…love them!  I wonder how long it will take Jason to hang them? (hint, hint)

And for dinner, I was craving pasta!

Lots and lots of carbs!!

A couple of housekeeping items…

Congratulations to @brivers14 on winning the Garmin Forerunner giveaway on my Instagram Page!

Cocogo is having a big Memorial Day Sale!!  I use Cocogo in my handheld for long runs and track workouts…love it!  Save an ADDITIONAL 10% when you use code: JENCHOOSESJOY (all caps) at checkout…30% TOTAL SAVINGS!

Do you carry a handheld or pack when you run? 

What do you drink during your workout?

What are your Memorial Day plans?


The Friday Five

1.  When I was in LA, I ate my weight in acai and pitaya bowls.  When I got home, I did a little research and placed an order with Pitaya Plus.  Here is my first attempt.  It was SO good!
They arrive frozen in single serving packs…just blend and add toppings.
2.  I realized this week, that I have been buying Aloha Orchid candles for at least 10 years.  It’s safe to say that I love this scent of orchids, jasmine, and gardenia.
And, now you can buy them in beautiful mercury glass.
3.  I just finished reading The Girl on the Train.  When there’s a lot of hype around a book I get nervous to read it, but I loved it!
4.  The Kinvara 5 was my favorite shoe ever.  Thankfully the Saucony Kinvara 6 is just as awesome!
5.  Garmin announced their new Forerunner 225.  It has all of the great features of their other GPS watches, plus a built heart rate monitor (no more chest strap!) and activity tracking (steps, calories, sleep, vibration alert when you’ve been sitting for too long).  They’re taking pre-orders right now.  Click HERE to read a thorough review.
Happy Friday and Choose Joy!!! 

The Friday Five

1.  Kimberly Snyder has a new book and I LOVE it!  Beauty Detox Power.
I’ve read her other books and follow a lot of her teachings about nutrition.  Here is the recipe for the Glowing Green Smoothie that I drink every morning.
3.  Hint of Honey Blue Diamond Almond Milk.  I love it in my hot tea!
5.  It feels like it’s forever away, but the Orange is the New Black Season 3 trailer was just released!!

Happy Friday and Choose JOY!