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Trying to be productive!!!! This morning I pulled myself together and had a great two mile run followed by lunges up and down my street, 30 push-ups and 60 crunches. We had to cancel our group workout at the studio because Anna had too many errands to run so I had a makeshift one outside on my own. It was sunny but COLD. Thank goodness for wunder unders (I just like saying the word “wunder under”).

After my workout I grabbed a cappuccino and ate the rest of my breakfast grapefruit. Whole milk makes all the difference in cappuccinos….I shall never go back to anything but!

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Lunch was TJ’s tomato soup with an open faced hummus and avocado sandwich + a big ol’ carrot!

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I ate the soup too fast and totally scalded my esophagus. Now it feels like I have a bad sore throat. πŸ™

After lunch was when the daily procrastination set in. I took about four walks downtown, mopped my floors and made applesauce oat bran muffins out of Veganomicon πŸ˜‰

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Finally, around 4:45 I decided what I really needed was a glass of vino to get the words flowing. Or at least that’s what Caitlin said I needed. I trust her opinion on these matters.

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Done and DONE. 1,000 words just like that. Well, not really just like “that” but you know….
Had a few Morningstar farms buffalo wings (love these) plus a huge spinach salad with hummus, salsa and goat cheddar for dinner—

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Plus another crack bar for dessert…..on top of my new book that I got on one of my many walks this afternoon. The girl standing next to me was talking about how her book club was reading it so I figured it was worth a try…plus, it was on clearance for only $8.99!

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Guess who’s running a 5K next weekend???!

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Gosh, I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!! The race is in Napa at a winery next Saturday morning and my friend Michaela is also running it. I haven’t run in a race in almost a YEAR and I can’t wait. I’m a little worried because Michaela said “its a gorgeous run but very, very, very hilly”…..not quite sure what that means. Hills are not my friends. But I figure I can make them work for 3.1 miles. I need to get new headphones because mine are broken and for the past few months I’ve been listening to music out of one ear only. Hmmm
Okay. I need 1,000 more words to make it to 50,000. It.is.ON.

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63 Comments

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    Crunchy Granola Gal
    March 9, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    ugh, i totally eat soup wayyy too fast all the time, too. it’s just too. darn. good. good luck on your 5K!

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    MMiller
    March 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    WOW….you made it to 50,000!!!! Congrats! And congrats on your upcoming 5K! You will have a great weekend!

    Need to make those bars!

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    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    March 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Whole milk does make all the difference in lattes and cappuccinos. And hooray for running 5k’s! That’s so exciting that you’re going to race πŸ™‚

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    Julia
    March 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Are your baked goods are making me super jealous…and hungry!
    Great job with your run and congrats on getting so far in your writing!

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    Emily
    March 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Yea for Educated Guess! One of my favorites!

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    Mo@MommyRD
    March 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Love the name of that wine!
    Congrats on your writing accomplishment today.

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    March 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Hahaha I just tweeted that I have so much work yet all I want to do is bake. I see you BAKED…but you got your work done too so you’re ahead of me! Great job on the 1,000 words and awesome news about the race!!!!

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    Ameena
    March 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    How awesome that you’ve almost written 50000 words! What a huge accompllishment.

    The Seamstress looks like a really interesting book. Maybe you can let us know what you think about it when you are done?

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    Olga @ Healthing It
    March 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Ah, nothing like a little wine to get those creative juices flowing πŸ™‚

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    adria
    March 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    good luck on getting to 50,000 words. what an accomplishment that will be!

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    Jenna
    March 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Yay on the writing!!

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    March 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Ahhh…I can’t believe you’re almost there…to 50K words!!! So exciting! Is that a recent runnin’ pic of you? You look mighty toned ‘n’ tan =]

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      jenna
      March 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      Hillary,

      hahahahaha no that a year ago. Hence the “toned n’ tan-ness” LOL

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    Stef
    March 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    lululemon rocks my world! that muffin looks absolutely wonderful, but i hate when i scald my throat with soup/bevs too!

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Kudos on the word progress, the race, and the delicious eats! I’m especially impressed that you’re able to do 30 push ups. I can do 10, then it’s crash and burn.

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    Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    March 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I totally did the same thing the other day when I was eating an egg and cheese bagel. I burned the top of my mouth and it hurt for a good two days! Good luck running the 5K! Hills are good for you! πŸ˜‰

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    Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    March 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Isn’t it funny how we do things like mopping the floors rather than work? Been there, done that. Have fun with the gorgeous run!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    i bet a glass of vino helps a lot of things along…like the saying says, helping white guys dance since 1980 or something? πŸ™‚ good luck in the 5k!

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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Ahhh yes. Gotta love the power of wine to get the word’s flowing.

    I’ve learned that my French improves dramatically with each glass πŸ˜‰

    Hope the rest of your evening is great – and GOOD LUCK in the 5k! Very exciting. I’m sure the course will be beautiful too. Sure sounds like it!

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    Amanda@thgrainsofparadise
    March 9, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Just curious…Do you use salad dressings? Your salads always look super yummy but it doesn’t look like you use a dressing….

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    March 9, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Congrats on the word count! πŸ˜€

    Salad looks delish. That muffin looks yummy, too!

    A 5K? Wow. Can’t wait to read about it!!!

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    Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    March 9, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Hills can be SO tough! I’m sure you’ll rock it though!

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    Mastering Public Health
    March 9, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Procrastination is the name of the game these days! Sadly, that can’t be much longer with midterm season here. And a Floridian running hills? Ouch! Good luck. For both things, as you said: “it is ON!”

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 10, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Hehe, I still can’t do ‘real’ press ups, so if you did all of those the proper way, go you!!
    Good luck on the 5k πŸ˜€

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    Kerry Dyer
    March 10, 2010 at 12:50 am

    good luck with your run! i totally get what you mean about full milk! xxx

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    Anne @ Food Loving Polar Beara
    March 10, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Your avocado sandwich looks goooood! πŸ™‚

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    christie, honoring health
    March 10, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Wow! You are so close to finishing!! I’m glad the wine helped with the words flowing! It always helps me too πŸ˜€

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    Sarah (Enman and the Freshman Year of Life)
    March 10, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I’ve gone a year once not being able to hear from one of the headphones. They were a $40 pair, so I was stubborn and didn’t want to buy new ones since it hadn’t been a year that I had been using them. I have decided to just buy the cheap $7 ones once a year. What kind do you buy/have?

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    Jil
    March 10, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Love the TJ’s tomato soup – yum. And the Morningstar BuffChix – soo deliicious! πŸ™‚

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 10, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Woohoo for running a 5k! You’re back in the game!

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    March 10, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Wooohooo!! You’re gonna rock the 5k! πŸ˜€ I love 5k’s…they offer just the right amount of a challenge when we need/want it. πŸ˜€

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    Becky
    March 10, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Races are so fun! My first 5K of the season is next weekend, too, so the excited feelings are mutual!

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    jen trinque
    March 10, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Yay for running another race! I’m sure you’ll be just fine, even with the hills! And when you go back to Charleston running will be a snap, since it’s flat πŸ™‚

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    Annie@stronghealthyfit
    March 10, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Good for you for almost being done writing! That’s incredible. Also, good for you for drinking whole-milk cappuccinos πŸ™‚ Now that’s a statement.

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    Erica
    March 10, 2010 at 4:48 am

    I love Educated Guess! I had some at an office holiday dinner and have not been able to find any since! It’s amazing how wine can making writing so much easier πŸ˜€

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    Steph: Exercise Physiologist & Artist!
    March 10, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Good Morning Jenna!
    I wish my teacher would let me drink a glass of wine in class! haha! We are all getting our master’s so they always make comments about how we are “adults” and it isn’t the same as undergrad πŸ™‚
    Great advise Caitlin, we all know the words DO flow after a glass of wine!

    I have a recommendation on your headphones. I use SkullCandy and i love them. They cancel out all background noise, come in different sizes, and have quality similar to Bose (my ex was a tech/web/video editor and did all the research)
    Hope you have a great day!!

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    Andrea
    March 10, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Love the newest baking projects! Oatbran applesauce muffins sound delicious!
    That’s really exciting news that you’re doing the 5k next weekend! You’ll be great!

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    amanda
    March 10, 2010 at 4:58 am

    I love soup! Good luck on the 5k this weekend

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    eatmovelove
    March 10, 2010 at 5:09 am

    YOU ARE A GODDESS!

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    caitlin
    March 10, 2010 at 5:23 am

    told you wine would work!

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    brandi
    March 10, 2010 at 5:32 am

    I hate when I do that with soup! You think we would learn πŸ™‚

    Glad you got those words out!

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    ellen eats beets
    March 10, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Looks like such a balanced day of eating. Whole milk really does make such a difference in the creaminess of lattes!

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    diana(mymarblerye)
    March 10, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Uh oh! Running jenna is back! Be careful though! Great eats and I can’t believe you got so much accomplished! you even got a new read. πŸ™‚

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 10, 2010 at 5:40 am

    So exciting that you’re running a race again! I bet it will be a beautiful route!

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    Carolyn
    March 10, 2010 at 5:46 am

    I’m doing a 5k this weekend, too, and an 8K the next weekend!! Good luck on yours. P.S. TJ Maxx and similar stores sell heaphones.

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    Paige (Running Around Normal)
    March 10, 2010 at 5:53 am

    What a lovely simple lunch! Love hummus + cado together πŸ™‚ That muffin looks delicious. Veganomicon is on my list of cookbooks to get!
    So exciting that you’re running a 5k! To me, 5k’s are such a fun, playful distance πŸ˜€

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    Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    March 10, 2010 at 6:13 am

    I’m like that right now with my schoolwork…It just isn’t in me right now so i’m blogging haha. Keep up the hard work!

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    Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    March 10, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I’m like that right now with my schoolwork…It just isn’t in me right now so i’m blogging haha. Keep up the hard work!

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    March 10, 2010 at 6:16 am

    i know what you mean about whole milk making all the difference. for a treat, i’d so much rather have a small whole milk mocha than a large skim milk one any day!!

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    Kelly
    March 10, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Haha, wine makes everything easier!

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    March 10, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Oo a race through a winery sounds beautiful!! Just use the view to distract yourself from the hills πŸ˜‰

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    March 10, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Yummy muffins. Your race next week sounds like it will be a good one.

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    Tyler Ramey
    March 10, 2010 at 6:49 am

    You will kick that 5 K’s booty! Guaranteed.

    Yum to the muffins/spread…I swear, I would eat carbs/fruit all day long if I could. *sigh*

    -Blogger Boy

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    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    March 10, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Awesome about the 5K! Tip for hill running: when going up shorten your stride and take shorter quicker steps. When going downhill enlongate your stride and let the hill carry you. HAVE FUN!

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    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    March 10, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Awesome about the 5K! Tip for hill running: when going up shorten your stride and take shorter quicker steps. When going downhill enlongate your stride and let the hill carry you. HAVE FUN!

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    skinnyrunner
    March 10, 2010 at 6:58 am

    good luck with your race next weekend!

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    Tina
    March 10, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Congrats on finishing 1000 words. I know wine used to always get words flowing for me too…but in a different way. Think college party days πŸ˜‰

    That does sound like it will be a pretty and fun run for the race this weekend. And like you said, I bet you will have no problem cranking out those hills for a 5K.

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    Kati @ Living Well
    March 10, 2010 at 7:09 am

    I’ve tried the Morningstar Chick’n nuggets; those ARE good! I need to go pick up some more for the “Meatless in March” I’m doing! Good luck on your race! I’ve been wanting to sign up for one too…as motivation :>

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    Lauren @ louisianagrown
    March 10, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Ahh so exciting to be getting back to racing. I’m running a 5k the last weekend of this month; they keep running so much more exciting!

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    Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    March 10, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I’m so excited that you get to run a 5k! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see how it goes, good luck! I’ll be praying your shins don’t act up on those hills!

    I also fully support the fact that wine makes writing easier. I think we question every word too much normally, but a little wine and we just let the words flow! πŸ˜‰ Glad you’re so close to 50,000!

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    Niki @ Niki's Neverending Adventure
    March 10, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Educated Guess is one of my parent’s favorite wines! Actually the only wine my dad ever drinks (he’s more of a beer man!). Yay for races! You will do great! I have been eyeing those crack bars ever since Polly posted them but am a little hesitant to make them seeing as I have a hard time self control around treats like that! Haha πŸ™‚

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    Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    March 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Vino makes everything better!

    xo
    K

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    Andrea
    March 10, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Good luck with your 5km! That reminds me I need to go for a run – now where are my running shoes??

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    Katy
    March 18, 2010 at 2:35 am

    I want to have the figure you have so that I can going running in little shorts like you! I cover up when I go running because everything jiggles too much, haha. Oh, and that book looks interesting!

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