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Ahhhhhh I feel!

Last night I got about 10 hours of sleep and totally feel like a whole new person. Amazing what a few extra hours of sleep will do, huh? I have a ton to do today and tomorrow before I leave for Boston so I’m very, very glad I’m feeling back up to par.

This morning when the alarm went off at six I hit it and fell back to sleep for two more hours. Totally 100% necessary. I’m going to do my run on the treadmill in a little bit here and I actually think that’s a better option, because all the running outside I’ve been doing for the past two weeks has sort of made my shins a bit sore again.

For breakfast I had a toasted Ezekiel muffin with almond butter and this delicious sample that Delia sent me with the maple syrup goodies yesterday!

The jam was awesome! There were chunky pieces of blackberries in it… good!

Checklist for the day—
  • 3 mile run
  • Lunch with Anne
  • True/Slant article
  • Emails and work
  • Grocery store
  • Cook dinner for everyone (my Aunt is coming in town today)

I better get started!

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Girl! I had almost the SAME breakfast!

    Glad you are well rested. Hope today is amazing for you =)

  • Leianna
    August 11, 2009 at 9:03 am

    That blackberry jam looks really good and with actual chunks of blackberries makes it even more amazing! Good for you sleeping in a little bit more, and good luck with all your to-do list stuff!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I haven’t been getting enough sleep recently either and was just feeling “cranky.” This morning when the alarm went off, I set it for an hour later, and it felt SOOOO good. When you have the time to do it, it’s so refreshing! Have fun with your Aunt tonight!

  • Recipes for Creativity
    August 11, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Yay for feeling good! Good luck getting everything done today!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Mmmm – that looks SO SO SO good! I seriously feel like I’m looking at a Williams Sonoma catalogue with that breakfast!

    And there’s nothing to lift your spirits and renew you like an awesome night’s sleep. Glad you’re feeling better! Good luck on the run!

  • Allie Katie
    August 11, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Oh I love love blackberries!! Have a great day!

  • Meggilizz--Meggie's Munchies
    August 11, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Looks like a great breakfast! You can really see the chunks of blueberries in the jam 🙂 Have a good run, it’s going to boiling here in NC today, so make sure to get enough water down there!!

  • Eve
    August 11, 2009 at 9:44 am

    It’s amazing how much better fresh jam is than packaged jelly. So delicious!

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Glad you’re feeling more rested!

    That jam sounds so yummy!

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I love some good jam! I’m glad you’re feeling better! Sleep can help with that 🙂

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:48 am

    mmm, I love slathering Ezekiel bread with preserves and almond butter. The hearty texture of the bread/muffin really holds up well to toppings. Have you ever tried Sarabeth’s jam? It’s my new fav!

  • Lizzy
    August 11, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Good for you hitting that snooze button and sleeping in a couple more hours then normal. its bad to deny your body that! I’m glad to hear that your finally feeling back to yourself! Always a Happy Thing!!!!! 🙂

  • brandi
    August 11, 2009 at 9:55 am

    glad you’re feeling better! good sleep makes such a difference.

    that jam looks really good!

  • april
    August 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Glad your feeling better! It’s amazing what a good night’s rest can do!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I love jam that has fruit chunks in it! Breakfast looks refreshing 🙂

  • Lauren (Runandrejoice)
    August 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Good luck on your run and to-do list, I’m excited to see what you’ll be cooking up tonight! I made your lemon brown sugar chicken last night, ahhhhmazing! Simple and delish, the perfect Monday night meal if you ask me 🙂 Have a great Tuesday!

  • Matt
    August 11, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Every once in a while, I do the exact same thing with the alarm clock. I swear those two extra morning hours are the best sleep I ever get!

    Good to hear that you’re getting back to the treadmill. It definitely makes a big difference on the shins. Outdoor running is so nice by comparison, but you gotta do what you gotta do!

    Also, recovery socks!!! I love them for my lower legs post workout. I’m sure they’ll send you a pair, just ask! 🙂

  • Megan
    August 11, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Morning, Jenna! So glad to hear you slept well last night!! That label on the jam is SO cute. I love everything and anything homemade, handwritten. So special.
    I hope you have a great morning, love!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 11, 2009 at 10:07 am

    That jam looks awesome!

    Good luck with your to do list!

  • Maria
    August 11, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Blackberry Jam sounds awesome with the English muffin and almond butter, mmm!

    Glad your feeling better! Extra sleep can be AMAZING 😀

  • suzanne
    August 11, 2009 at 10:08 am

    That jam looks so good i was almost licking the monitor 🙂

  • Danielle
    August 11, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Glad you are feeling better! Hope everything gets easier as time goes on.
    Love your breakfast, so simple, yet so delicious!

  • Newlywed Wife
    August 11, 2009 at 10:13 am

    That blackberry jam looks DELISH! Glad you got some extra sleep this morning – some days it’s the best thing for your body to just rest 🙂

  • Abby
    August 11, 2009 at 10:16 am

    There is such a difference between waking up rested and waking up feeling like you just went to bed. Three cheers for the snooze button–and three more for that delicious looking breakfast.

  • Susan
    August 11, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Your day already sounds wonderful! 10 hours sleep + delicious jam for breakfast 🙂 Seriously, your breakfast pic is a thing of beauty! 😛

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 11, 2009 at 10:22 am

    So glad to hear that you’re feeling more yourself today! Sleep can often times be the best medicine out there. 🙂

    Good luck on your busy day!

  • Paige
    August 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

    That jam really does look good! Have a great day:)

  • MarathonVal
    August 11, 2009 at 10:30 am

    So glad that you are feeling better! Have a wonderful day!

  • Gwen
    August 11, 2009 at 10:31 am

    So fun to see some VT products on your site! I just had some jam from the same company last week that I found in the pantry! Just this week I ran out of real VT maple syrup – just in time for a visit home next week! ENJOY!

  • Angela
    August 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Fresh jam is the best jam!

  • Mandy A
    August 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Glad you got some extra sleep!!!! Good for you for listening to your body 🙂

    Blackberry jam is my FAV!!! That looks incredible!!

  • Denise (the apple hill adventurer)
    August 11, 2009 at 10:39 am

    super yum @ your breakfast, that jam looks so great! i wish i could find some almond butter where i live!

    i know what you mean about the shins. i live in the mountains, and i run outside every day because there are no gyms in town, and all the hills and uneven dirt roads really do a number on my knees and shins. rest up!

    have a great day!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    August 11, 2009 at 10:51 am

    That looks…FABULOUS! 😀

    Hope your shins start feeling better soon! I had the same issue about a week back, but after changing my running form a little after some GREAT reader recommendations, I haven’t had any problems so far. I totally feel your pain though…they’re the worst!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 11, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Glad you’re feeling better! Nothing like the sleep cure. 🙂

  • Jess
    August 11, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Looks like a busy day – at least you had a great breakfast to start it off!

    I love sleeping late every once in a while, sometimes our bodies just need that!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    August 11, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Glad you are feeling better! Good luck today! 😀

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    August 11, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Restorative sleep, fresh jam, a 3-mile run and a nice auntie coming for dinner…that all sounds so nice!

  • Whitney
    August 11, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Good luck with the to-do list! See you in Boston!

  • Matt
    August 11, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I could totally go for 10 hours of sleep…

  • Lainie
    August 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    That jam looks so good and chunky – I love chunky jam! Glad you got lots of sleep last night…it always makes me feel better, too.

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    August 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Great breakfast!

    Glad you’re feeling better!

    Good luck with your to-do list!

  • Rebecca
    August 11, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better! And good for you for hitting the alarm! You derserved it!

  • Jessica
    August 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    OMG BLACKBERRY. You are speaking to my heart today girl. I’m obsessed.
    Ungh I am hurting seeing your breakfast, I want to lick it off the screen, lol!

  • Juicy Jessy
    August 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    don’t you have a forest or a park nearby where you can go running? I think only 30% or less of my runs are on the pavement, the rest I do on a soft sandy ground!

  • Mary (Food & Fun)
    August 11, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Your breakfast looks so appealing!!! I hope your treadmill run goes well!!!

  • Jenna
    August 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I love blackberry jams!! so good!!

  • Chloe
    August 11, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I’m making some blackberry jam tonight and am super excited for my first jamming experience! We have tons of blackberries in the northwest, so if my jam turns out well maybe I’ll send some along.

  • Sarah
    August 11, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Glad you got some rest since you have a big weekend coming up! I hope it all goes well for you gals, I know how much planning has gone into it. Wish I could be there 😉

  • Sana
    August 11, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Lol! That will be me this weekend, I have been running around with four hours of sleep. Yummie breakie!

  • katey
    August 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I love those nights where you get an amazing night sleep ! Its the best!

  • Katie
    August 12, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Glad you’re feeling better 🙂

    I HAVE THAT SAME JAM! I got it in Killington, VT, when my mom and I went to a “hiking spa” last summer. Yum!