Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch



I’m seriously bouncing off the walls today….and I slept awful! How weird is that?! For some reason I just cannot sleep anymore. Very strange. Anyways, I ended up racing to the gym around 10:00 because I knew I would not have time for 90 minutes of yoga today. Sad :(. Instead, I did a sweaty 25 minutes on the Stairmaster and called it a day.

I ate lunch on the run—-a chicken and swiss on whole wheat with guacamole and honey mustard. The combo actually worked quite nicely!

With a macaroon for dessert 😉

AND a freshly baked biscotti!!! These will be sold at the Summit this weekend to benefit Miss Caitlin’s Team in Training!! (get excited!)

They turned out quite nicely if I do say so myself. 😉
So tomorrow morning I’m going to do something I’ve never done before…I’m NOT going to check a bag! This might not seem like a big deal but after a minor meltdown at customs in Newark two years ago where they “stole” my raspberry preserves, I have just played it safe and always checked. But, dang! Its so expensive! I went to Target to get little bottles to put things in and ended up buying (ahem) a new dress, clipboards, folders and a new book. Mission failed. I seriously should be banned from that store. Sigh. The dress is super cute though!
I still have to pack and then later this afternoon am heading over to the Team in Training headquarters to speak to the new Winter athletes about fundraising! Wish me luck…public speaking is not my strong point.
Must keep going while energy levels are high!!!

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  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 12, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Haha I am hardly ever able to leave Target without a new dress. Their clothes are just so cute!

  • haya
    August 12, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    i’m had a jar of jam “stolen” as well, so i am checking this time (something i almost never do for short trips!). luckily air canada doesn’t charge extra for checked baggage.

  • Shannon The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 12, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I think it’s the Target curse that does it! My sister works their so I get a 10% discount..which means lot of money spending heheh. Definitely the best store ever! 🙂 Those biscotti look so good!

  • Lizzy
    August 12, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Haha leaving Target with an empty shopping bag is very unlikely for anyone i think! its an unhealthy drug! haha. Love that store! Don’t be nervous about your talk, you’ll do fine! 🙂 just have confidence! O and if you have a CVS near you at all, they usually have the mini 3oz bottles that your looking for, thats where i got mine when i went to CA in March! Hope you find them! 🙂

  • beerab
    August 12, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I always say I’m getting one or two things and leave with a lot more! Hence why hubby says I’m not allowed to go to Target more than once a month 😉

  • Whitney
    August 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    ohhhh those biscotti look tempting. And target is seriously an addicition. I am not allowed to go anymore. My credit card starts screaming when I pull in the parking lot.

  • Megan
    August 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Okay, I feel ya on the Target thing. Target and Whole Foods are my 2 weaknesses. Oh well!
    The biscotti looks good!!! As well as lunch 🙂
    Have a great afternoon!

  • miladybowen
    August 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    So, like, where’s your pic of the dress? It’s not like we’re not all addicted to Target, too, and won’t know the one you got. I’m the same way with Target – the prices can be soooo good you can’t say no.

  • Help Meghan Run
    August 12, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    That’s exciting! Wanna give me some TNT fundraising tips? 😉

  • brandi
    August 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    not checking is fine. I’ve had bad experiences with checking too so I ALWAYS just carry on if I can. so much easier to know where my bag is.

  • Nina
    August 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I feel you on entering Target and coming out with 10 zillion things you didn’t plan on getting. Also, I only check a bag if I’m flying to a vacation that’s over a few days (like a week or longer), OR if I fly jetblue. I refuse to pay the extra money on other airlines!! It’s skyway robbery!

  • Taylor
    August 12, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I am the same way about Target – I can’t spend less than $50. I am going to start bringing in cash only. Your biscotti looks amazing, nice work! 🙂

  • Allie Katie
    August 12, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Oh the same thing always happens to me at target…and I never check baggage, just have all your liquids handy! Have a great day!

  • Sheri
    August 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    You go girl!! Those biscotti looks fabulous! You should have no problem selling them!
    Don’t get me started about Target! Every time I go there I come out with way more! BAH! Love that store!
    Good luck with your speech…I am sure you will be awesome! 🙂

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    August 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I used to travel 150,000 miles a year for work all over US and never checked a bag. Even would visit my son in France for two weeks, no bag checked. Just as large a rolling bag as possible to go in the overhead bin and a large [but chic] tote, and simple black, w/different Hermes scarves, pearls, classics. I think when fit/healthy, good haircut, good posture, neat and smile on face always look good. I used to speak in front of large groups often too, but just talk as if to friends. People make themselves anxious with their inner thoughts. As Jackie Kennedy said, ‘Do your best and then forget about it.’

  • Paige
    August 12, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    That sandwich combo sounds delicious1 I’m the same way with Target. I can hardly get out of there without spending $100!

  • K
    August 12, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    It’s impossible to go into Target with a list and stick to JUST that! I always find things I ‘need’ 🙂

  • Jess
    August 12, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Target is so dangerous! I always come home with more than I need!

    I flew for the first time without checking a bag a few weekends ago and it was frustrating but I got through it and so will you!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 12, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I’ve never been brave enough to try biscotti – I always fear it won’t come out. Is it a hard process? And is there a biscotti pan you use?

    They look DELISH! As does that sandwich 😉

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    PS – Totally hear you on the Target fail. I don’t think I’ve EVER left that store with just ONE thing :/

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    That biscotti looks amazing! Mmm, melty chocolate.
    It’s a baking day for me too! Home always smells so good when there’s something in the oven.

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    August 12, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Yum! You just reminded me that my sis has a vegan biscotti recipe I want to try.

  • katey
    August 12, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    the biscotti looks really good!

  • Maria
    August 12, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    The biscotti looks amazing!

    Good luck on the public speaking 🙂

  • Eve
    August 12, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I have learned how to carry on luggage really well. Not only does it save money, but it also saves boatloads of time!

  • Jessica
    August 12, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    can’t wait to see the dress.
    good luck!!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    August 12, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I also have a Target problem – I can drop $100 in that place like it’s nothing. Eeek! There is just so much cool and interesting stuff! And you can get Kashi for a good price 🙂 The chicken sammie looks good!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    August 12, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I just went to Target too–for AN HOUR! Just strolling along. The $1 bin was 50% off! Can’t wait to meet you this weekend!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    My uncle used to travel from the US to England all the time for weeks at a time and never ONCE checked in a bag. I don’t think I could ever do that, so I’m really impressed by your packing skills! 🙂

    Definitely need to see a picture of the dress! Might as well show it off not that it’s yours. 😉

  • Elina
    August 12, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Good luck!!!
    Looking forward to meeting you this weekend 🙂

  • Cassie
    August 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Oh my goodness that biscotti looks fantastic, I think I might have to try baking that next! Good luck at Target, that place is pretty much the most dangerous store ever created.

  • Sarah
    August 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Those biscotti look yum!

    Good luck with the public speaking gig. I’m sure you will do great! And good luck with all the Summit stuff this weekend too 🙂

  • Cassie
    August 12, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    It’s literally impossible to get through Target without spending more as planned. But good choice not checking the bags, it also cuts travel time and so nice when you’re antsy to get off the plane! I always find that when I sleep poorly I’m usually springy the next day, it just isn’t the best when it wears off… Good luck!

  • andmarie
    August 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I love Target–so easy to go overboard there though! Good luck on your speech, although I’m sure you’ll do great!

  • HeatherBakes
    August 12, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I’m impressed! I think I’m incapable of packing lightly enough to carry-on.
    Ahhh, Target!! Kills every time…

  • Nicole
    August 12, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Target always gets me too. From all the comments, it sure seems like that store has people in its grip!
    Yummy looking biscotti though!

  • Lainie
    August 12, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Fellow target lover right here. sigh. I need to be banned, too.

  • Therese
    August 12, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I am so jealous of your enegry! I have been walking around like a zombie all day. I have no idea what the issue is 🙁

    Eek as a woman who notoriously overpacks I have no idea how you could ever carry on what you need for a weekend in one small bag. That would fit like my blow dryer, straightener, make-up and larabars lol (wow I am more high maintenance than I thought).

  • J
    August 12, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    no biscotti recipe? 🙁

    • jenna
      August 12, 2009 at 4:20 pm


      Its from “The Vegetarian Mediterranean Cookbook” One of my favorites!

  • Traci
    August 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Have a great trip Jenna! Our weather here in Boston has been kind of misty/foggy/chilly the past couple of days(good running weather!) but this weekend is looking much better so hopefully you will be able to get out and enjoy the city! Try to get a run in along the Charles River.
    I never, ever check bags. I love to just get of the plane and go to ground transport. I travel for work so have become quite the streamlined packer. Good luck!

  • Kristilyn
    August 12, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    We don’t have Target in Canada and I’ve only been in it once in the States. LOVED it! I could spend hours there! Much better quality items than Wal Mart, in my opinion.

    Your sandwich looks delicious! Have an awesome trip!


  • Julie
    August 12, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Target always seems to do that..sucks you in for more than you planned =) Have a good trip!

  • saramariesue
    August 12, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    haha…you made my chuckle when you mentioned Target. I’ll go in there for the simplest thing…like conditioner…and I always walk out with some sort of new clothing article. So now I have to quickly walk by the clothes with my eyes closed in order to by pass any temptations. Good luck with your speech!

  • justrun
    August 12, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I just tweeted this weekend about going into Target for one thing and coming out $100 in the hole and only 20 minutes later. I get it. But that place is like crack– I can’t quit.
    Have a safe trip and good luck with the Summit!

  • Majella
    August 12, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Careful re restrictions on liquids, drinks,jams/jellies etc…..my poor sis had some lovely gifts confiscated at the airport including yummy horseradish jelly,a specialty cranberry liquor,etc
    Just warning in case…ya don’t want to lose your shampoo/lotion/fooody items before the summit!
    BON VOYAGE!!!!!!!
    My sleep has always been rough whenever going through the emotions of a breakup……do take loving care of yourself though!!

  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings
    August 12, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I know, I can’t believe how expensive it is to check a bag these days!! I hope the airline industry recovers soon because it’s making travel less and less fun :O(

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    August 12, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I hate have lots of bags at the airport, but I always get so nervous they’re going to lose something of mine! Have a good flight to Beantown!

  • Nicole
    August 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I should be banned from Target at well, in addition to Trader Joe’s. I go crazy in both those places every.single.time. The biscotti look incredible btw 🙂 See you soon!

  • Sarah
    August 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    ANYTIME I walk into a Target, grocery store, etc. I walk out with waaaay more than I intended. I think I need a shopping chaperone to keep my spending in check!

  • JB
    August 12, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    good luck speaking to the athletes! and i ALWAYS end up buying more than i plan to no matter where i go! but whole foods in particular is my weakness. the macaroon looks delicious! i love coconut way too much.

  • Meggilizz--Meggie's Munchies
    August 12, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Biscotti looks delicious!! I hope you can get some rest tonight before your flight! 🙂 Have a great time!

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    August 12, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Good for you for carrying on. I had a bottle of perfume stolen from my checked baggage once. It’s infuriating!!! Sleep well and safe travels!

  • Adi (oatonomy.com)
    August 12, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Sweaty stairmaster workouts still count as great workouts! 🙂

  • britt
    August 13, 2009 at 9:31 am

    i love carrying on my bags. it makes traveling SO much easier. have a safe trip!

  • Naina
    August 13, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Hope you have fun in boston! You look soooo skinny girl!