Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Acting My Age

Hi everyone!

Thanks for all the words of wisdom today…I know I would regret it if I didn’t go…and I don’t want to sit like a bump on a log. Contrary to some belief, I do like to have SOME fun—but sometimes it can turn into this?!


Why does this picture forever come back to haunt me? This was post-Ryan’s cousin’s wedding the summer before last. What was I doing??!!! We will never know for sure.

ANYWAYS! The best news ever———THE DOCTOR CLEARED ME TO RUN!!!!!!!! He was completely awesome and was a marathon runner himself so he totally understood everything I was going through. The x-rays came back perfectly and he told me while I do have shin splints, I CAN run on them as long as after my runs my legs don’t show any signs of bruises or swelling. He said the problem should correct itself as my feet get used to my new orthotics in my Brooks running shoes (which he said are absolutely amazing and I should go buy another two paris). He did say though that for the next four weeks, I can wear nothing but shoes with orthotics in them. NO bare feet, NO slippers, NO flip flops. Only shoes with orthotics. So, I had to get more orthotics to put in my crocs that I wear to school and I guess I’ll be wearing my running shoes everywhere (and hopefully getting another pair sometime soon).


To back up some though, this morning I went out to lunch with my roommate who was in town for the day (she still lives in a different city, sadly). We went to Press 101, a really nice wine bar/bistro in the Sandlake area. They have homemade soups and gourmet sandwiches as well as an extensive wine list and nighttime entertainment. Well, we didn’t go for wine today but the sandwiches were out of this world!! I had the Mango Chicken Sandwich on ciabatta bread:


The hot, crusty sandwich had marinated chicken breast, pepperjack cheese, peppers, cilantro and mango chutney on it. It was absolutely divine in every way and I was famished. I ate the entire thing minus half the bread. As good as the bread was, it about the size of my head and definitely not whole grain. Very tasty though and it reminded me of something I would have gotten in Europe!

This morning I did go to the gym but it was sort of a bust and I left after 20 minutes. I just wasn’t feelin’ it today. I did some upper body though:

3 sets of triceps pulldowns. 25 lbs

3 sets of biceps curls on cable machine. 10 lbs each

3 sets of bent over row. 15 lbs each

3 sets of chest press. 15 lbs each.

……and then I left. Like I said, it just wasn’t in the cards today. I did snack on some chobani and strawberries though mid-morning!


And after the doctor today I stopped at Whole Foods with the intention to get a smoothie with the remaining five dollars on my gift card, but this new whole foods does not have a smoothie bar! It’s one fault!!!!! So, I got some yogurts and tried this z-bar for a snack:


It was okay but didn’t taste as “grahamy” as I would have liked.

And for dinner tonight, I made ol’ reliable: rice and lentils. I added a ton of cayenne pepper and 1/4th cup reduced fat mexican cheese. It was melty and delicious! I also had some spinach and a big a$$ carrot.


And silly me!!! I forgot to take a picture of the snack I am bringing with me for tonight…..I honestly don’t know what it is yet though!!! I will see what I have on stock and report back (with my final sugar sculpture!) in the morning.

Have a great night!

oh and ps—–IT’S MY LAST NIGHT OF PASTRY CLASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • VeggieGirl
    September 5, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    HAHA!! That photograph is too fun 😀

    Hooray for being able to run again!!! Be safe this time 😉 I wear orthodics (since I have flat feet), and they’re not too bad.


  • Justy2003
    September 5, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Enjoy your last night of class! Can’t wait to see those sugary creations you make tonight!

    Glad to hear you’re okay to run! Those must be some pretty bad shin splints though if you have to wear orthotics for 4 weeks straight! I would die if I couldn’t wear flip-flops! Also, I’d suggest icing your shins after your runs as well.

  • Becca A
    September 5, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Congrats on the last class!

    I actually just go to Miami about an hour ago…well South Beach. Visiting my brother 🙂

  • Evey
    September 5, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I’;m liking the new layout Jenna! And it’s great that you will be able to run again.. I can see how passionate you are about that!

    Oh, wow, your last day of pastry classes?? Gotta have some mixed feelings there, huh? Good luck on your practical! You’ll do great! Can’t wait for the pics tomorrow!

  • natalie
    September 5, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Jenna that picture seriously made my day! I can’t stop LOLing. 🙂

    I’m glad to hear you can run again, yay! Good luck with your last class!

  • Heather
    September 5, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Yea for running! And for parking garage gates 🙂 That pic is too funny!

    That’s interesting about the Brooks running shoes… I need some new kicks so maybe I should check those out.

  • angelcubbie
    September 5, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Hey does anyone know how to tell the difference between a medjool date and a regular date? Haha, wierd question I know but I’m wondering what type I bought.

  • Kimberly
    September 5, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Say goodbye to pastry!! Your outfit in that photo is super-cute — little sundresses are one of my favorite parts of summer 🙂

  • Jordan
    September 5, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    I love that dress! It’s adorable.

    I’m sure you get this a lot, but you look like a cuter version of Lauren Conrad from The Hills =x

  • ModelBehavior
    September 5, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Have a FANTASTIC last night Jenna! I can’t wait to see the finished product!!


  • Danielle
    September 5, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Yay! I’m sooo glad to hear the doctor’s visit went well 🙂 enjoy your very last pastry class (gosh, even I can’t believe it) I’m eager to see the finished product!

  • Kristie
    September 5, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Woohoo for the clear to fun!
    Woohoo for the CRAZY GOOD looking sandwich!
    Woohoo for the last pastry class!
    Woohoo for the WEEKEND!!!
    Have a good one!

  • ttfn300
    September 5, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    That sandwich sounds amazing!! I’m glad you got the ok to run 🙂 I wear custom-made orthotics all the time (unfortunately), but they allow me to do everything I do now so I don’t complain! (until of course I can’t find shoes they fit in!!) anyways, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND 🙂

  • HangryPants
    September 6, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Congrats on being able to run. Have a great time tonight!


  • Andrea
    September 6, 2008 at 12:12 am

    i totally agree with JORDAN. you look like a *much prettier* (though she is gorgeous too!) Lauren Conrad from ‘The Hills’. maybe you should do reality tv and be her double 😉

    good luck with your last pastry class!!!

  • emily
    September 6, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Congrats all around; running, game drinking, last night of classing. What an exciting weekend.

  • Anne P
    September 6, 2008 at 2:27 am

    yay congrats on the running!!! i have brooks shoes too and LOVE them. i also use the orthodics inserts, amazing.

    also, that sandwich looks really damn good. have a good last night at class and fun at the game tomorrow!

  • gina (fitnessista)
    September 6, 2008 at 4:34 am

    happy last pastry class!!! that is very exciting- congratulations!

    i LOOOOOOOVE press 101… never had a sandwich, but last time i got an awesome salmon salad, wine (of course) and shared the “flight of chocolate” with my cousins. incredible! i also love the little boutique next door!

    so glad the doc gave you the ok to keep running.. just be careful and smart (as you always are)! have a wonderful weekend!

  • Deb
    September 6, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Ha! Too funny- you might regret posting that photo. When you’re a world-famous chef, all of your blog readers will come out of the woodworks and blackmail you with that photo unless you give us all your top-secret recipes! 😀

  • Katerina
    September 6, 2008 at 6:17 am

    Congratulations! This is great news. I should check out Brooks, it is just about time for a new pair of runners..

  • Shannon
    September 6, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Congratulations! I’m so glad you’re able to run again, and I’m sure wearing supportive shoes will definitely help you in the long run. That sandwich looks absolutely amazing, by the way!

  • Christie I.
    September 6, 2008 at 11:53 am

    That picture is too funny!

    Congrats on getting the clear from the doc. And good luck with wearing only shoes with the orthodics in them. I think I might go insane without my flip flops!

  • runjess
    September 6, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    That’s great news about the shins. Lucky you finding a doc who’s a marathon runner. I think that’s so important.

  • melissa
    September 6, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    I agree about both bars! I was not a fan of the graham clif z bar at all, nor the chocolate almond TLC Crunchy bar. The only TLC Crunchy bar I like is the chocolate caramel and I LOVE it!