Jen Thoden - Cute Summer Dress

Cute Summer Dress Find – Plus 3 Ways To Wear It

I was shopping at Old Navy on Sunday… and Joe pulled this dress off of the clearance rack. How cute is this?! And it cost me like $15. You gotta love that! Scroll down to see how I styled this dress 3 ways… And with any new purchase… I need to accessorize! Here are 3 […] Read more…

Jen Thoden - Fastest 5 Miles EVER

How I Ran My Fastest 5 Miles EVER!

It’s time to celebrate because I ran my fastest 5 miles ever. As in EVER. On Tuesday nights, I started running with a run club. The original goal of joining the club was to connect with people in the neighborhood that I had something in common. Joe and I don’t have small kids and our […] Read more…

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5 Reasons Why I Love Being Divorced

I love being divorced! Going through divorce wasn’t fun… and coming to the decision to leave my marriage wasn’t a feel good moment. But when someone looks at me with their sad face and says, “I’m so sorry to hear about you and ____ getting divorced.” I say… “I gotta tell ya… being divorced is actually […] Read more…

Casual Outfit For Shopping on Saturday

Casual Outfit For Shopping on Saturday

Shopping on Saturday was crazy frustrating. You can read all about it in my latest blog post => Why It’s Possible To Hate Your 13 Year Old But… I still went shopping and had to look super cute! I wore a casual black t-shirt dress… white Chucks… a white cross-over bag… and a jean jacket in […] Read more…

Why It's Impossible To Hate My 13 Year Old

Why It’s Possible To Hate My 13 Year Old

Yesterday was an EXTREMELY frustrating day… with my 13 year old daughter, Mindy. Now, the very fact that she’s my 13 year old daughter should be explanation enough as to why I wanted to drive my car into a ditch, just so that I had an excuse to get out of the car. We (family […] Read more…

Freedom Half Marathon Training - Week 10

Freedom Half Marathon Training (Week 10)

This week was a feel good week but certainly not a hard-core training week. Today (Saturday) Saturday mornings are my scheduled long run. I decided on an 8 mile run this morning. My training program said to do 13 miles… but I realized that it also thinks my race day is in 4 weeks… which […] Read more…

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Freedom Half Marathon Training (Week 9)

These rabbits greeted me when I came out to run this morning… it was almost like they were waiting to race. Which is kinda perfect because today’s training was all about improving my time. This week’s running was a bit intense… and designed to improve my half marathon time. I ran my first half marathon […] Read more…

Life Rule #49: Slow Down

Life Rule #49: Slow Down

Almost 2 years ago now, I was driving with Joe (my boyfriend) to the beach for a romantic long weekend. The first part of our trek was to drop off his son at his parents’ house in Atlanta. So, we drove from Virginia to Atlanta to meet up with his parents. This was a long […] Read more…

Jen Thoden Life Rules #2: Treat People With Love and Respect

Life Rule #2: Treat People With Love and Respect

The other day Joe (my boyfriend) and I were challenged by a fellow driver over who had the right to park in a parking space… that we parked in. He really triggered us. Implied that we were being racist and just was really unreasonable. Our first reaction was to engage with his angry confrontation and […] Read more…

Jen Thoden - first half marathon

My First Half Marathon Race – I Did It!

Yes! Yes! Yes! I did it! ME! Never had I thought I could run 2+ hours… 13+ miles… and finish feeling amazing! Running a half marathon? I was the person who said things like: I’m not built to be a long distance runner I think I’m too old to start running like that now I […] Read more…

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