Dessert/ Lunch

A Gussied Up Dog

Good day! πŸ™‚

I think I always underestimate how long it takes to get to the gym on bike! Well, its really not far at all but I seem to have the slowest bike known to man and the whole trip is basically uphill. Hmmmmm

Once I was finally at the gym I followed doctor’s orders and WALKED a nice, slow two miles on the treadmill. Oh man, I wanted to bump up the speed more than anything.….or at least the resistance! However, I chatted with a friend the whole time and it made the miles “fly by” (well almost). Happy to report there was zero pain though. My Doc said that if I felt pain-free I could slowly start doing short jogging intervals in the middle of my walk so I might do that either tomorrow or the next day!

When I got home I was surprised to see how dirty I had gotten???!! I seriously don’t know how that happened. I guess I must have rubbed up against something while putting my bike away downstairs.



I’m a Class A mess!

Surprisingly I really was not hungry AT ALL so I waited away, showered and got ready before making lunch. On the menu today was a gourmet soy dog sandwich with avocado, hot sauce and tomato with a side of melon and cherries


Oh yes, I am very classy like that.



It was actually quite delicious!

But then a national disaster struck when I realized I was out of organic dark chocolate for dessert. I calmed down though once I remembered the secret stash of crack Newmans-O’s mint “oreos”—-


Thank you, Paul! You saved the day.

I’m super excited to attend Fleming’s “5 for 6 till 7” tonight. Lots of yummy appetizers and good drinkies to come my way! I will report back this evening as to how it goes but, as always, follow me on Twitter!

Have a lovely afternoon!

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  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    June 3, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Have a great night!

  • Chelsea
    June 3, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Be glad the gym is uphill from your house rather than the other way around! Our apartment is uphill from work and the gym (and everything else). There’s nothing like pedaling up that hill after a good leg workout…

    Hope you have fun tonight.

  • Amanda
    June 3, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I spy your pink Road ID! I have the same one – aside from being life saving, I think it is so cute πŸ™‚

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    June 3, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Glad you had a great workout!! With no pain! Even better.

    Mmmm lunch looks tasty! Very creative =)

    Enjoy your afternooon and evening!

  • SarahF
    June 3, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I have a question for all those yoga lovers out there. I posted this on the morning post but I think I posted it right before the lunch post went up.

    I usually do power yoga and absolutely love it-but my sister is coming into town next week and wants to go to a Moksha class (which from the website I’m gathering it’s another form of Bikram?). However, I tried Bikram yoga once before and HATED it. The room made me feel like I was dying and I couldn’t breathe deep enough and afterwards I felt really tired and nauseous for the rest of the day. So I’ve agreed to go to this Moksha class with my sister (I figure I should try it at least once more and hope that maybe the first time was a fluke). I don’t want to end up feeling the way I did after my first experience with hot yoga- so what’s the best way to prep for a hot yoga class?

    Any recommendations or suggestions would be amazing! Thanks

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    June 3, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I love Newman’s Own cookies! Have you tried Trader Joe’s righteous rounds? They are some addictive little cookies, but at least broccoli is listed as one of the ingredients!

  • Stacey
    June 3, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Ha! That happens to me too! When I ride my bike I ALWAYS lean on my bike cables and get grease all over my legs! I’ll get home and sit on my couch and bed and everywhere before I’ve realized that I have bike grease all over me! My boyfriend thinks it’s hilarious

  • brandi
    June 3, 2009 at 11:16 am

    good job following the doctors orders on the workout – i know that has to be hard, but it will be better in the long run.

    I can’t wait to see everything from this event tonight! It sounds like a lot of fun.

    How did the interview go?

  • Kati
    June 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I have to try those Newman’s cookies, though I think I’d skip the mint ones ;> Have fun tonight!

  • Jessica
    June 3, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I can’t wait to hear more about your experience at Fleming’s! My husband and I love that place but because of the price we have only gone twice and both were for very special occasions. Enjoy!

  • Rebeca
    June 3, 2009 at 11:35 am

    OMG the Fleming’s night sounds so fun… and you’ll look great in that blue dress!

    And, I love your gourmet dog! But you know, I’m very classy like that πŸ˜‰

  • Heather
    June 3, 2009 at 11:38 am

    I’m glad to see I am not the only one who gets mysteriously dirty when biking. πŸ™‚ I love the soy dog sandwiches – brilliant!

  • Sarah
    June 3, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Haha, gourmet soy dog, love it! I’m going to have to try these Newman’s cookies, mmm…

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    June 3, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Whew! When I first glanced at your post, I thought those were bruises! Glad to hear it’s just dirt πŸ™‚ I have been wanting fresh cherries for soooo long – I’m waiting until the prices come down at the grocery store, but after seeing yours – I may not be able to wait!!

  • jane
    June 3, 2009 at 11:45 am

    haha your sandwich cracks me up. what a way to eat a “hot dog!”

  • Trish (girlatgym)
    June 3, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Flemings is sooo good! It’s so cool that they invited you. Hope you have a great time. πŸ™‚

  • Emily L.
    June 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    OH man, when I first saw that picture, I thought those were all bruises on your arms (not dirt). I was like “wow she wasn’t kidding about that yoga yesterday!”
    I’m a dork.

  • Emily L.
    June 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    haha Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats, looks like I wasn’t the only one!

  • Johanna
    June 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Hey Jenna. You are too adorable…..

    How did the ‘self’ interview go?

    • jenna
      June 3, 2009 at 12:38 pm


      it went well! I think they are planning on doing a large piece on popular food bloggers in their November issue. I’ll definitely tell you guys to keep a heads up for it when the time rolls around!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 3, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Have fun tonight!

  • K
    June 3, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Glad you didn’t experience any pain!! That’s always a plus πŸ™‚

    Have fun tonight!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    June 3, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    yay! glad to hear your workout was pain-free! Have a great night, can’t wait to hear about it! πŸ˜‰

  • Jenny
    June 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    ah girl at first i thought that dirt was bruises! I almost cried for you πŸ™

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    June 3, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    mmm I love those soy hot dogs too!! and paul definitely provided me with my lunch dessert as well…fig newmans! mmm…

    have fun at dinner tonight!

  • Heather
    June 3, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Yikes! Don’t you just hate it when you realize you unknowingly got yourself dirty? It bugs me when I just cannot figure out what I did, haha!

    What an awesome lunch. I just love being creative with my sandwiches. YUMMY!

    Have fun tonight!!! Can’t wait to hear the recap!

  • Lele
    June 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Oh my gosh you make me feel so much better! I always get weirdly dirty when I ride my bike too!

  • Help Meghan Run
    June 3, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Very nice! I always seem to get dirtied up when I ride my bike, too. πŸ™‚ Have fun tonight (and the tattoo looks great, btw).

  • Katherine
    June 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Way to go with your workout today! You’ll be burning up those miles with your new orthodics in NO time.
    I love the sandwich…super classy πŸ˜‰
    Have a great time tonight and I can’t wait to read about the event!

  • Danielle
    June 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    What a fun lunch!

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    June 3, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Have fun tonight!

    Can’t wait to see your interview in SELF!

  • nicole
    June 3, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I tried that yoga podcast today, and oh man, I agree…it was tough. But invigorating and I felt amazing afterward. We’ll see how sore my arms are tomorrow. Thanks for the recommendation, I always love free yoga classes! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    June 3, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I always feel trashy with my hot dogs too, no matter how I gussy them up! Have fun tonight!

  • Amanda
    June 3, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Sarah F –
    While I haven’t done Bikram myself, it sounds like you were overly dehydrated afterwards (causing you to be nauseous?). I know that if I go to a power class and haven’t had enough water, I spend most of the time in child’s pose because I feel nauseous. If your sister really wants to do it, maybe you could extra hydrate for a day or so before so there’s more to sweat out? And make sure you drink lots during and after!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 3, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I came really close to buying those hotdogs today after seeing them at whole foods. πŸ˜€

    Happy Humpday!! πŸ˜€

  • Lauren
    June 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Yay for no shin pain! That is so wonderful to hear.

    Hope you are able to accomplish your intervals tomorrow, but be sure to take it slow. You wouldn’t want to reverse any of the healing you’ve done so far.

    I love the lunch sammie, it’s like an adult version of a kid’s classic! Perfect!

    Take care and hope you have fun tonight.