Big Day


Today is a big day for me. I’m keeping my fingers crossed! I’ll be sure to let you all know when I know any news!

This morning Ryan had a breakfast meeting here in Tampa so we got up early to work out together first. I ran a fast 2 miles on the upstairs treadmill then stretched a bunch. By fast, I mean that I ran at a 9:30 pace instead of a 10:50 pace. I’d like to have one of my weekly maintenance runs be “fast” so I can continue to improve upon my speed. Soon I’m going to have to start doing hill work! Eek!

Today I actually meet with my doctor to have a follow up for my orthotics. To be honest, I’m a little disappointed because I still have some discomfort. I think I had this fantasy in my head that I would have ZERO pain and truthfully, its a HUGE difference from before, but I can still sense a bit of discomfort. He might have to alter them or something this afternoon…I don’t know!

Before we headed upstairs I had a piece of Ezekiel toast with Naturally Nutty almond butter—

And when I was done I made a Green Monster!! 🙂

This sure was delicious and so frosty and fresh!!! For the first time I sampled the Pom Mango Amazing Meal and LOVED it. I think I even like it better than the chocolate!

I used:
  • 1 scoop Pom Mango Amazing Meal
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 pieces frozen canteloupe (new tasty addition!)
  • 1 cup vanilla soymilk
  • about 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 spoonful trader joe’s peanut butter
  • ice

It was so summery tasting! A good break from chocolate for sure.

I have A LOT to do today! Better get to it

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    July 7, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I’ll be thinking of you today and keeping my fingers CROSSED!!!

    I hope your day is FABULOUS! Looks like it got off to a good start though =)

    Oh, and I have orthotics too…sometimes they work wonders, other times not so much. But they definitely help!

  • Stacy (Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri)
    July 7, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Good luck today! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    July 7, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Angela would be so proud of your breakfast!! I think I have to have me one of those soon 😀

  • Meggilizz--Meggie's Munchies
    July 7, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Good Morning! 😀 Breakfast looks great–I probably would’ve eaten one of those nomular blueberry muffins! Good luck today at the doctor!

  • Maria
    July 7, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Good luck, Jenna! I will be sending good vibes your way 😀

    I love the Pom-Mango version too. So yummy even with just plain unsweetened vanilla almond milk!

  • brandi
    July 7, 2009 at 9:18 am

    you know we’re pulling for you! I hope the appointment with the doc goes well!

  • Jen, a priorfatgirl
    July 7, 2009 at 9:24 am

    ooohhh…good luck, can’t wait to hear about the news! I’ve never tried Naturally Nutty but have seen it recently – might have to get me some of that!

  • Katherine
    July 7, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Good luck and way to go on your run this morning!!

  • Quisha
    July 7, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Good luck today! I’m psyched to see your face in the top 10! I just know you’re gonna make the top spot!

  • Emily
    July 7, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Good luck – I’ll be thinking good thoughts for you!

    Also, I saw a Cosco truck on the way to work today and chuckled because it reminded me of your awesome bulk purchases. 🙂

    Hope you have a great one!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 7, 2009 at 9:55 am

    GOOD LUCK TODAY!!!! sending positive thoughts 😉

  • Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian)
    July 7, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Good luck today – I am sending you good vibes. Positive things are in store for you, I can just tell 🙂

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    July 7, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I hope you hear some GOOD news!!!

  • Jenna
    July 7, 2009 at 10:10 am

    good luck today!!! YOur blueberry muffins from yesterday look awesome!

  • leslie
    July 7, 2009 at 10:24 am

    i’m so sorry about your orthotic issues. i’m getting fitted for mine next tuesday, and it’s actually helpful to know that i shouldn’t be looking for a miracle cure. i hope your doctor is able to help!

  • Rose
    July 7, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Good luck today!

  • K
    July 7, 2009 at 10:29 am

    GOOD LUCK!! I’ve got everything imaginable crossed for you – fingers, toes, legs, arms, you name it!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 7, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Good luck today!!! I can’t wait to hear the news!!

    YUMMY green monster. That new flavor sounds delicious!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    July 7, 2009 at 10:34 am

    GAH!!!!!!! ITS THE DAY!!!!! A fast run was probably just what you needed to get some of the nerves out. Have you read any information on food combining dos and don’ts? I’m just curious if you have an opinion.
    BTW- I agree with you on the butter in baking issue. People have been eating butter for ages. If you are active and healthy a little every once in a while is NOT going to kill you! 🙂 Everything in moderation, right?
    Have a great day. I will be praying for your nerves!

  • MarathonVal
    July 7, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Good luck today!!!! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!!!

  • emily
    July 7, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Good luck today, both with the orthotics and the job!

  • Kasondra
    July 7, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Have an awesome day. Keep your thoughts positive! : ) I’ll be thinking of you!

  • KatieTX
    July 7, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I love vanilla soymilk in green monsters. I think it gives it amazing flavor. That amazing meal sounds so good.

  • Kayla
    July 7, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Good luck today Jenna!! Did Ryan like his bluberry muffin last night?

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    July 7, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Good luck today, I have my fingers crossed for you!

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    July 7, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Good luck! Can’t wait to hear.
    Enjoy your day!

  • MMiller
    July 7, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Have you ever heard of zcoil shoes and sneakers? They are kind of funky looking, but have helped so many with foot pain and problems! Look them up and maybe give them a try! I have spoken to a few people who have tried them and all loved them!

  • Jess
    July 7, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Fingers crossed!

    You’re doing strength exercises for your shins, right? They will start working eventually and then you will have even less discomfort.

  • meg
    July 7, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Fingers crossed for good news!
    Sorry you are still experiencing discomfort.

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health
    July 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Good luck! Fingers crossed!

  • Danielle J.
    July 7, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    I know you’re seeing a podiatrist for your feet stuff, but I just thought I’d weigh in here since I also used to have really bad shin splints. I’m also a pronator (ironically on my left side too!) so every time I would go to be fit for shoes they would want to put me into hard, stability shoes to stop the pronating. Two pair later I finally went to a New Balance store and decided to try a cushioning shoe with insoles and my shin splints went away! I’m not sure what kind of shoes you have, but maybe it’s possible that they are also the culprit. Sorry for the long personal story, but even on the off chance that it helps it would be worth looking into!

    Oh, and I’m from Port Saint Lucie – so we grew up not far from each other before your family moved to Tampa 🙂

  • Rachel (
    July 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I just tried the chocolate falvor today, I LOVED it!!

  • HeatherBakes
    July 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Good luck today!! Can’t wait to hear the results.
    You have such creative smoothies- I would never have thought to add canteloupe.

  • Chelsea
    July 7, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Glad you had a fun time in Madison. The summers are beautiful, and you’d learn to deal with the winters. Grew up in Florida and lived there until I was 23 so if I can do the Midwest winter thing, anyone can!

  • Matt
    July 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Have you thought about adding some tempo work or speed intervals into your training? That’s the best way to improve!

  • Steph (Steph Runs the City)
    July 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    hey jenna- you may want to consider not running on the treadmill anymore. i am training for the nyc marathon now, and our coaches advocate running on soft, outdoor surfaces, such as a dirt or gravel path (as opposed to pavement or cement). it’s definitely easier on your body, and can help prolong your running career. one of my coaches said that running on the treadmill can be especially bad if you have an injury, because you are repeating the same movement over and over again in the exact same way, and are less likely to change speeds or the way your legs hit the treadmill. when you run outside, your rhythym is not quite as consistent and your gait changes when you run over different surfaces since the ground is not always even.

    i’ve had a lot of problems with my foot the past few months, and now that i’ve stopped doing as much treadmill running and started running outside more- i’ve notice a HUGE difference!

    anyway, just thought i would pass this info along and maybe it will help!

    hope you hear some good news today!