Breakfast/ Lunch


Hi guys!!!!!!


I would be totally lying if I told you I wasn’t running around like a chicken with its head cut off right now. Reality has started to sink in and there’s just SO MUCH TO DO! On top of it all, I’m about to part with my Sammie 🙁


Awwwwwww I got this Honda when I had just turned 19 and it has seen me through Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. Countless road trips, spontaneous adventures and good times. So so so many memories in this car….RIP Sammie!

In it’s place, I’m hopefully about to trade it in for a 2009 white Honda Civic which will be shipped to me in Santa Rosa next week. I’m naming her Abby 🙂 There’s just no way in the world Sammie could make it cross country….poor, poor Sammie.

Let’s see….what else have I done today? Oh yeah, I ran 10 miles!


Wooooowwweeeeee!!!! It actually was a really, really good run and I just tried to soak it all up since I knew it would be LAST! I used the Galloway method the whole time (per advice of the athletic trainer I saw last week) and did a 5:1 run walk ratio, finishing in 1:44. My shins actually didn’t bother me at all and I focused the whole time on alignment. Before I left, I ate a peanut butter sandwich and while I ran, I drank gatorade and then around mile 6, and then 8, I ate Annie’s fruit snacks! The sugar really did make a difference in my performance and I was able to keep up a steady pace and make it without hitting the wall or anything.

When I got home I ate the only thing I could find…!


a HUGE bowl of Nature’s Path optimum cereal in skim milk. We didn’t have any bananas or any fruit whatsoever!

And then my mom dragged me to get the one thing I couldn’t leave home without:


A FLU SHOT! boooooooo and ouch!

I then ate a bar from my purse:


And a BIG turkey whole wheat pita from pita pit with baked ruffles and a green tea for lunch!


Sorry if this is a totally spastic post…..I’m sitting on top of mountains of clothes that have to be packed. Surprisingly I’m not sore at all from my run, which is AWESOME because I don’t have time for sore quads today!

Be backkkkkkkkk!

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  • Evan Thomas
    September 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Congrats on the 10! and, of course, congrats again on the big move! We have a rule in my house: 10 miles means ice cream for breakfast, haha. It’s a good rule 🙂

  • aron
    September 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    i cant imagine how much running around you are doing right now but i have to say YAYYYY for coming to nor-cal!!! we will have to meet up sometime in the city for a run or something if you want. i am doing the healdsburg half marathon on halloween – interested?? there is wine tasting at the end!

  • brandi
    September 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    glad you had a great run! that’s awesome.

    good luck with all the last minute stuff!

  • Bonnie
    September 24, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    That’s so awesome about your run Jenna!!! I hope you’ll share some of the alignment stuff you’re working on down the road. Have a safe trip!! We can’t wait to hear how things go with the new gig!

  • Pam
    September 24, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Jenna congrats on your new job and the move. I moved from NJ to CA 10 year ago for my first job and have never looked back. I love it here.
    The first place you have visit when you’re settled and have time is Lake Tahoe. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. They also have multiple yoga spots.
    Good luck in SF next month too. Hope to see you flying by me!

  • Leianna
    September 24, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    New car sounds fun with a new start in life! Good job on the 10 miles and refueling with great foods! Have a great last day in FL!

  • MelissaNibbles
    September 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Congrats on moving, the new car, and the great run! You’re life is so exciting!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    September 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    This is such an exciting time for you! Live it up! 🙂

  • Megan
    September 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Okay, first of all- so funny because my mama is dragging me to get a flu shot today, too! I am not looking forward to it!
    Aw, sorry about saying by to Sammie…but yay for Abby!!! I bet she will be pretty 🙂
    Good luck with the rest of your packing. I can only imagine how nuts it must be at your house right now, hehe!
    Oh, and awesome run!!!!!

  • christie, honoring health
    September 24, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Good luck getting all of your packing done!! And good job on the run!

  • Samantha
    September 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I always nickname my cars, it just makes me like the car so much more. So glad your shins are feeling better. Such a sneaky cause! That pita looks awesome, I’m pretty jealous!

  • Kelly
    September 24, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you for not forgetting about us in all your madness! I’m so glad you’re taking us with you to Cali. Can’t wait to keep up on your next adventure. Between you and Caitlin’s big news I am super motivated to do something HUGE with my life as well!!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    September 24, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Gret run, Jenna! Good luck getting all your packing done!

  • Sarah R
    September 24, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I have an 06 honda civic and had a 96 honda accord before that. They are such wonderful cars! Good luck getting everything together. Can’t wait for all of your adventures in California!

  • Morgan (lifeafterbagels)
    September 24, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Oh Jenna – your face is too funny in the flu shot pic. You look so angry!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal)
    September 24, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Running 10 miles AND packing up your life for a move across the country? You are AMAZING!!!! Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures!

  • Ali
    September 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    WOW! You have got to be busy with all the running around you have to get done with moving tomorrow.
    Great job with the run! I got my flu shot today too, ouch! I am hoping it doesn’t get sore.

  • Cynthia (It all changes)
    September 24, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Breathe in, Breathe out! You’l make it and it will all be worth it.

    Your mom is smart to get you a flu shot. I have to make an appointment for mine soon.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    September 24, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I love the flu shot pic! I posted one on my blog but it was “after” with my tweety bird bandaid, haha.

    Good luck with all your packing and everything! Go live your dreams 🙂

  • Rebecca
    September 24, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I hate shots!! I need a flu shot though. I’m so excited for your move–is that weird? lol

  • Lauren
    September 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I moved from NC to California in 2006 so I know the feeling. It’s so crazy to move across the country. Congrats on your 10 miles. That is so wonderful!!!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    September 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Yay, for running 10 miles! After many monthes of injury I am finally running again. I’m building up my mileage so that I can run a 1/2 marathon in October. So excited! Your pita pit lunch looks good….wish we had one of those in new york!

  • Julia
    September 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I’m so excited for you! I think you are so brave and it’s such a cool thing to do! And now that you have your flu shot…you’re totally ready!:)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Courtney
    September 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Wow..a new job, new car and 10 miler!? What a banner week for you! Congrats…I will be following your new adventures!

    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • Sheri
    September 24, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Yayyyy for an awesome run! Have fun finishing up your packing!

  • Julia
    September 24, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Good luck getting everything done! I can only imagine how crazy things must be right now!
    Great job on the flu shot…I need to get one, I really don’t want the flu!
    Have a great day!

  • kay (eating machine)
    September 24, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    that’s the same face i make when i get shots!

  • Jo @ Seeking Healthy Balance
    September 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I see you like getting injections as much as I do – great picture! Good luck finishing your packing 🙂

  • Farah
    September 24, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Congratulations on the 10 miles! That’s awesome – and I’m so glad that you’ve stuck through all the tough times with your shins and blisters and kept going! You’ll do fabulously in the run! You really inspire me to not lose sight of the long-term goals and persevere through the rough times. Well done again and best of luck both on your new job (congrats!!!), the move and the race! I’ll still be an avid reader of your blog whther you’re in Florida or California! 🙂

    – Farah

  • Kirsten
    September 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I love Hondas, I’ve had 3 myself! Good luck w/ packing 🙂

  • joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    September 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    WOW 10 miles, good for you girl!!!

  • Marcia
    September 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Congrats on the great run and HEY- Welcome to California.

    I think Sammie may have survived (I have many friends with ’94, ’95, and ’96 Civics), but I’m also *very* happy with my own blue ’09 Civic.

  • Heather
    September 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Your going to have sooo much fun! I wish I was in your boat! I hate shots too!

  • Brie (The Fit Bride)
    September 24, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Great run! Congrats on all the changes…how exciting!

  • Teresa
    September 24, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Wow, that awesome about your run this morning! I’m so happy that you were able to not only have it mostly pain free, but also that you enjoyed it! Woot Woot!

    No apologies necessary! You have stuff that you need to do and blogging for our sake is so not priority. It’s your life and you gotta do what you gotta do. Don’t stress and GOOOOD Luck!

  • Denise
    September 24, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I’m impressed that you’ve kept up your training in the midst of this big move!!! I was thinking about that and think it is INCREDIBLE! Especially since you’ve had so many issues with your shins. I’m so glad you were able to have a pain free, great run! I can’t wait to get our for my next run! I’m packing my running gear for our vacation next week…we are headed from HOT Florida to cool NC mtns. Can’t wait! This will also be my first blogging vacation. So exciting!

  • Renee
    September 24, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    YAY for 10 miles!!! =)
    White Honda Civic= awesome!! 4 door, or 2? This is such an exciting time for you!!!

  • Anais
    September 24, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I am so excited for you! I can’t wait to hear more about Californiaaaa 😀

    Great job on the run too!

  • adria
    September 24, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    How do you have time for so much stuff when you’re just about to move across the country?! Packing for simple road trips is just about enough to make me want to scream. Anyways… I hope you can keep as calm as posible during the next few weeks 🙂

  • Mindy
    September 24, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    LOL @ the flu shot picture 🙂 i still need to get mine!

  • sherri
    September 24, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    great job on your run… i’ll be running my first marathon in 10 days and i’m thinking of running the galloway method of 1:1 run/walk for the first 18 miles. during my training i averaged a 9:20 pace for my long runs (13-22 miles) and didn’t take any walk breaks. i’ve got a few friends who trained using the run/walk and they don’t ache like i do. they’re also about 10 years younger than me but still… you really should get a bicycle. it’s great fun to ride through wine country! easy on your knees, too!!

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    September 24, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Congrats on the new job and the move!! What exciting news!!

    Smart move on the flu shot. I’m just getting over it haven’t been to work all week. Today is the first day I can function – no fun!

  • Kristen @
    September 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Jenna, this is all so exciting! And congrats on the 10 miles! What an amazing accomplishment. Good luck with all of the Cali preparations. Moving across country is stressful, but much joy and happiness awaits you on the West Coast. 🙂

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    September 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    woah you are a busy girl today jenna! lets see here…(1) a+ on getting the flu shot…my mom made me go to my school’s health center yesterday and get shot up with it haha I am getting the swine shot as soon as that comes out (2) always hard to say goodbye to a car…but also always awesome to get a new one (3) pita looks good! (4) awesome with the run! seems like it felt very good, too! love experimenting with fuel during the run too! gotta figure out what works best before your half! (5) good luck with everything and please travel safely lady!

  • courtney
    September 24, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Congrats on 10 miles!! That is amazing, and glad to hear your shins don’t hurt!

  • A
    September 24, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I hate getting my flu shot!!! A few years back, after I got my shot, I saw my Mom get hers and I fainted full on into a huge cookie display, knocking the whole thing over and the cardboard from the display gave me cuts on my face and then some creepy dude came over and completely groped me while “helping” me up…. not a fun memory of flu shots lol.

  • Angharad (Eating for England)
    September 24, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Ahhhhh!!! indeed! Congrats on the move Jenna. It sounds like something that you may have been dreaming about for a while and making these kinds of moves is so so exciting! Totally pleased for you to be taking this adventurous step!
    AND congrats on the pain-free ten miles! I’m hoping for something similar on Saturday 🙂

  • Vanessa @ "Chic and Charming"
    September 24, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I actually ran my standard (3.3 miles), aside from my stairclimbing regimen (lucky 7 reps!) today. I’m not up to running ten miles yet, but you’re a serious inspiration to me. =)

  • Marina
    September 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Good luck with the move!
    I don’t get flu shots, but my mom tries to drag me to it 😀
    Congrats on non-painful run!

  • Maddy
    September 24, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    omgoodness! i leave blogging for a day and this happens! thats so funny too b/c i was in tampa this afternoon and was half-expecting to see you running on bayshore =)

    i wish you so much luck in California! you deserve it girly!

  • LisaR
    September 24, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Jenna, what an exciting new chapter in your life!! I look forward to reading about your job and life out west! It does seem like a huge step of faith but God will be right by your side the whole time!

  • Julie @savvyeats
    September 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    It sounds like the run/walk combo is really working for you! I may have to try it 🙂

  • Julie @savvyeats
    September 24, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    And… good luck with the big move!!

  • Kristin
    September 24, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Awesome, 10 miles! Good luck getting everything ready!!


  • maria
    September 24, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Best of luck with your move! You will do great.

    Also, wanted to let you know I’m going to try your method of mixing gatorade and water when I do my longer run this weekend. I’ve been feeling hungry/weak after a few miles in so maybe that will help!

  • Melissa
    September 24, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Awww, how sad to leave your old car – but that is cool to get a new one! I can’t believe you ran 10 miles on a crazy day like this! That is impressive! You go girl! Hehe! Good luck with the rest of your packing and I hope everything goes well! 🙂

  • lindsey
    September 24, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    GOOD LUCK!! You’ve had so many amazing opportunities that you worked to get and you have really earned it! I know I love checking your page to see what else you’re up to and can’t wait to see what Cali has in store!

  • Jenna
    September 24, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Awesome job on the run! I am always starving the whole day after a long run.

    Eeekk, the big move is tomorrow! You have got to be excited!

  • Cara (Cara Craves...)
    September 24, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Moving/packing sucks!
    I can understand why you are filled with feelings of craziness!

  • Slone
    September 24, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    jenna, Good luck in Cali. I always thought that if you walked for that long, it wasnt really considered running 10 miles!! HAHhh glad you are trying though.

  • Nicci@NiftyEats
    September 24, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Congrats Jenna, this is too exciting. You will love Cali so much, I hope to one day move back down there. I wish you the best of luck on your adventure and new home!

  • skinnyrunner
    September 24, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    i cant believe with everything going on for you, you can still fit in 10 miles! way to go and in making your health a priority!!

  • angieinatlanta
    September 24, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    AH! I would be the same if I was moving TOMORROW!

    Congrats on your run and lack of soreness, lady!

  • amanda
    September 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Lucky duck! I have an 05 honda civic and I bought her brand new when I turned 18, and I dont think she would survive cross country either haha. If the car is gonna be in your parents name (mine is haha) I would recommend keeping it registered in fl only becuz they freakin DOUBLED our yearly car registration, so I now pay 440 a year for registration! insane! thats what my friend did who moved from iowa, but the car was in her dads name so she kept it registered there- no one can prove otherwise (cops lol) that your just borrowing ur parents car!

  • Allison (Balance in Bites)
    September 24, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Eeeep! Good luck with everything! It sounds like you’re taking a really awesome risk (a GOOD risk) here with the job, and moving and all. You’re really an inspiration. And grats on the run!
    -Allison (

  • Lauren
    September 24, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    This is an incredible day Jenna. Running 10 miles, a new car, a new life in CA! Wow, this one is epic for you.

    Good luck. I only wish you the most incredible experience and know that you will be amazing through all this!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    September 24, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Wow, you sure are busy! But try to enjoy it… just think of what a wonderful opportunity you are going into!!! 🙂

    Eeek! I totally hate shots with a passion. At least you know you won’t have to worry so much about the flu season though!

  • Lizzy
    September 24, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I’m so excited for you Jenna! 🙂 dreams do come true, and i’m so happy your there to remind us that they can!

  • Abbey
    September 24, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    lmao I’m Abbey too! : )

    I’m excited for you Jenna, I bet California will have lots of great things in store for you. Good luck with your travels and preparations, can’t wait to hear about your new adventures !

  • Abby
    September 24, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I think Abby is the PERFECT name for your car…good luck!

  • Devan Geselle
    September 24, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    ouch. i hate needles 🙁
    Good job on your run!! woohoo!

  • Olga
    September 24, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Just had to stop by! 10 miles!!!!!!You Rock! I am a runner too so please stop by!

  • Jessica Kuepfer
    September 24, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Congratulations on 10 miles! What an accomplishment!

  • Jessica Kuepfer
    September 24, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Congratulations on the 10 mile run! What an accomplisment!

  • Jenna
    September 25, 2009 at 9:15 am

    jenna! i am so happy for you!
    i am glad you are getting a nice new car, a white honda will look super sharp in cali!
    nice run and keep packing 🙂

  • Tina
    September 25, 2009 at 9:50 am

    That’s so awesome you ran 10 miles!!

    I think I need to try Pita Pit. It always looks so messy and delicious, and hey, I’m a college student now!

  • Megan
    September 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Good luck on your trip… I haven’t had pita pit in over a year and I am JEEAALLOOUUSSS! 😉

  • Leah
    September 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

    YAY Jenna!
    Great job with the ten miles. I knew you could do it! You are such a strong person. Don’t let any thoughts of yours tell you otherwise!

  • Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?)
    September 27, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I have a 07 Civic coupe-white named Chloe and I LOVE her! I hope you love your Abby and Cali just as much! You are so amazing for making this move!

    Good luck and I can’t wait to keep reading about your adventures!