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Bound to Happen


I know, I know………….I asked for it!!!!! But I am SO tired!!!!!!!

I knew I probably wouldn’t get my usual 7 1/2 – 8 hours of sleep last night, but I wasn’t expecting to only get 1 1/2!!!!!!!!! Yep, that’s right. I didn’t fall asleep until 1:30 in the morning. Ryan passed out at 8:30 (exhausted from his trip!) and even though I took a sleeping aid, I still managed to somehow keep myself up all night long tossing and turning. At 1:00 I woke up Ryan and he gave me a back massage and even then I actually debated if I should just get up, shower and get dressed. I finally fell asleep after that but have felt like a truck hit me all day. So was it worth it?? Of course =) This just goes to show that above all, I am a total creature of habit. I have to have my exact routine every night where I eat dinner, pack my breakfast, blog, take a bath, do bible study, read, rub tiger balm all over my legs (haha) and go to bed. I can’t just switch it up for one night! Oh well.

But look what the boy found me at the store last night!


Yay! Of course I have tried it already today and of course I love it. I seriously have like six different nut butters goin on in the fridge right now!

This morning when I was all bleary eyed and half asleep, I took a strong coffee + clif bar for the drive to work:


I LOVED this clif bar flavor. I’d have to say that it is now my favorite. It tasted like a girl scout cookie!

My manager was sweet enough to recognize I’d had a rough night (aka I was in my glasses at work because my eyes had sunk into my head) and bought me a Kombucha! It did make me feel a teeny tiny bit better.

And then around 8:00 I had breakfast….naturally!


This mix contained:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 big scoop Naturally More peanut butter

I really like the nuttiness of this peanut butter. Nice for a change!

When I got home from work I mixed together a quick yogurt bowl for lunch:



  • 1 plain chobani
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon puffins
  • 1/2 cup Zoe’s Honey Almond Granola
  • 1 scoop almond butter
  • drizzle raspberry preserves

Yum, yum, yum.

All I could think about at work is how I wanted to run today. I know, it sounds crazy since I am beyond exhausted but it hasn’t been the best day and running is how I release a lot of stress. However, deep down I know that I can’t run today since I just ran Saturday. Right now it seems I can only run twice a week and as much as I want to, I know I’ll pay for it tomorrow (shin pain!) if I push it today. Maybe I’ll ride my bike instead?

akkkk tired!

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  • polly
    March 30, 2009 at 11:25 am

    oh honey I know you LOVE that man and thank goodness for peanut butter and oats and raspberry preserves and backrubs and sunshine, no? 😉 I hope you catch up on ZZZ’s tonight, my sweet friend! XOXO

  • mags
    March 30, 2009 at 11:33 am

    hi jenna!

    i was just wondering if you knew if you can use the garmin HR monitor at the gym (meaning you would just be using the HR function and obviously not the GPS). i wanted to take it with me to do the elliptical this morning, but i wasn’t sure how that would work, and i know you said you used your HRM in bikram the other day so i wasn’t sure if you meant the garmin or your old polar. thanks for the help!

    • jenna
      March 30, 2009 at 11:38 am


      I *think* you need to separately purchase the Garmin Foot Pod to go along with it but I’m not sure…..maybe some one else knows the answer to this?

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 30, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Aww man! Sorry you didn’t get sleep! How sweet of Ryan to try to make you comfortable with a massage =) And yay for Kombucha and abbundance of nut butter =)

    Hope you get some rest today!

  • VeggieGirl
    March 30, 2009 at 11:40 am

    YIKES LOVE!!! Hope you can get some shut-eye tonight 🙁

    Go for a bike ride if you can – it’ll be better on your joints than the running would be!!

  • Mariposa
    March 30, 2009 at 11:46 am

    i would be riding my bike too!!! sounds much better after a night of no sleep- you wouldnt want to trip or something.. !!

  • Moran
    March 30, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Maybe it will help you to take a short nap? I hate to say this but it IS only Monday and it would be worse if the lack of sleep last night would drag along into the week!

  • life coach jen
    March 30, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I bet Ryan really, really appreciated you surprising him and I sure how you catch up on sleep tonight 🙂

    Get out and sweat so you’re ready for a nice long night of sleep.

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    March 30, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Naturally more is my favorite PB ever! I’m so glad you got to try it 😉

    Get some rest!!! 😉

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    March 30, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Oh honey, i hope you get some sleep tonight!!! I’m sure you’ll be absolutely exhausted!

  • Runeatrepeat
    March 30, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I would have totally done the same thing for my guy 🙂 But, I’m sorry you had such a rough night! I cannot function without sleep, you did good!

  • Kate
    March 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    UGH. Nothing more frustrating than not falling asleep when you want to-the worst is when you keep checking the clock! I’m glad you found the pb though! It looks amazing! I’ve never tried it so I gotta find it. I love taht you had the yogurt mess for lunch too-not breakkie. You gotta have your fix @ some pt during the day!

  • healthy ashley
    March 30, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Oh no! Good luck with the rest of the day. It can be so tough when you’re tired all day!

  • rhodeygirl
    March 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    how about a nice walk with some fun music, and then a serious nap?!?!?!?!
    i know what you mean about it being worth it. it always is, even if you are a zombie!

  • Marissa
    March 30, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Sorry you didn’t sleep well 🙁

  • kelsey
    March 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Awww, hope you get some good rest tonight!

  • brandi
    March 30, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    yay for the new pb – I hope you get a good night’s sleep tonight!

  • Danielle
    March 30, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Oh I hope you are able to relax and get to sleep tonight!
    Take it easy!

  • Emily
    March 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Sorry about your lack of sleep! I’m glad you got to spend time with Ryan though. 🙂

    I know what you mean about wanting to run despite being so tired, I’ve definitely been there before and couldn’t understand it! 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of your blurry day…

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Poor thing! I’m anticipating an early dinner post filled with mellow eats, tea and books…am I right?

  • Stefanie
    March 30, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Sorry to hear about the rough night! I feel your pain. I once worked a 4am-1pm shift for four years! I never got used to working those hours either. I just got used to the sleep deprivation. Hopefully tonight will be better!

  • Anais
    March 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Up until 2 months ago, I was having HUGE sleeping problems, and one day when my back was hurting, I brought an oat bag (or magic bag – you put it in the microwave and it warms you up) to bed…and fell asleep within 5 minutes!! (when before it took me about 3 hours). Try it out next time, might work 🙂

  • Bec
    March 30, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    you even beat me! I only have 4 right now, but I am pretty sure my roomate still thinks I am nuts!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    March 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Sorry you are so tired, feel better soon!

  • Michelle Hisae
    March 30, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I totally feel like sweating out the exhaustion when I don’t get enough sleep sometimes. It would definitely energize you. Biking seems like a good swap, though! Then, you’ll sleep like a baby!

  • runningwithin
    March 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Sorry you’re so tired! Biking for a light workout sounds like a good idea, do that, eat a nutritious dinner and get some sleep, hope you feel better! : )

  • Lindsay
    March 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    I am so sorry to hear that you didnt get much sleep last night, but after your run today and your exhaustion from last night, you should hopefully get a good nights sleep tonight!! 🙂 I also have been able to get that pb at my local grocery store and I think that it is delicious, I am telling you… it will be gone in less than a week!! yummy!! 🙂

  • Run Sarah
    March 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Hope you get more sleep tomorrow! I love that flavour of Cliff Bar too…it tastes like a decadent dessert!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    March 30, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Hope you get some sleep!! I know what you mean about always wanting to run! It’s addicting! 🙂

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    March 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Ahh! Sorry it was a rough night/morning! Thanks for telling us about that flavor clif bar; I wanted to try it but wasn’t sure if the mint was going to be too much. It’s now the next flavor I must hunt down! I hope you have a relaxing, pleasant afternoon!

  • Jenna 2
    March 30, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I hate that feeling of being so exhausted! Hopefully you get a goodnights rest tonight.

  • Erin
    March 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Ugh, not sleeping is THE worst. Sorry to hear that. 🙁
    Hope you get good sleeps tonight. And I love that bowl your oats are in!

  • Meg
    March 30, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    That sucks that you were so tired!!! You’ll sleep like a baby tonight!

  • Kristin
    March 30, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    oooo not being able to fall asleep is soooo frustrating – easily one of the worst feelings ever!!! I’m going to have to get some of that PB – I’ve seen it in a couple of store around here and have always debated getting it!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    March 30, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    hope you are sleeping now!!!! ahhh i don’t know how you managed on 1.5!

  • macduff
    March 30, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    It’s so weird, but the days when I’m most tired, I sleep the best. Hope you are feeling better today! Curl up with Lovely Bones and get some rest!

  • Sara
    March 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    We had the same idea with the mint clif bars 🙂 I tried this flavor for the first time today and it is now in my top two!! Hope you are feeling rested!

  • Jenn (eating bender)
    March 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I’m so sorry that you only got 1.5 hours of sleep! That is just not fair!

    Your manager was sweet to buy you Kombucha, though! Gotta love it 🙂 And I’m glad Ryan found Naturally More PB! I haven’t seen it in my stores, either.

  • Jess
    March 31, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Agreed on that Clif bar flavor!

    When I was going to grad school and working full-time, I would often go with less sleep to see my boyfriend. There are more important things than sleep, right? I have sleeping problems too. Good luck.

  • Jenna
    January 24, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Omg I know! It is just like a thin mint girl scout cookie! Def a top flavor of mine!!