Calm Before The Storm

Happy Tuesday!

For those of you that had yesterday off, this is a short week! That’s exciting in itself, no? For me, this is my last week/weekend of overall calmness because I’m traveling both next weekend and the weekend after. I’ve got a bunch of writing to get done, organizing to do and miles to run. 🙂

Woke up and the house was 65 degrees. My parents claim they are acclimating me for San Francisco but I think they just like the house freezing cold.

Oatmeal with almond butter “frosting”!

I used: 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup soymilk, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup 2% cottage cheese, 1 banana, cinnamon, sea salt, honey almond butter!

Thank for y’alls advice on the hill training!! I’m going to work out a little plan and do it on our home treadmill once my food digests. In the meantime, working on some freelance articles.
Catch ya in a bit!

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  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    September 8, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Good luck with the hill workout!

    Have an awesome day!

  • Paige
    September 8, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Enjoy your week of calmness, Jenna 🙂

  • kirsten
    September 8, 2009 at 8:28 am

    I’m traveling the next two weekends too-and training for a half. I totally need my quiet wknds in between trips to recharge!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    September 8, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Have a great day!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    September 8, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Enjoy the calm =) Hope your day is wonderful!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    September 8, 2009 at 8:48 am

    We left the windows in our apartment open last night and it’s freezing this morning here too. Yay fall!

    Good luck with the workout!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    September 8, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Good luck with your workout – I’ve been working on finding a pre-programmed workout on the treadmills at our gym. I overthink treadmill running and my feet tend to get all wonky!

    I hope you have a great day!

  • Leah
    September 8, 2009 at 9:07 am

    good luck with your treadmill hill training! i was fortunate to run hills this summer, but now that i’m home with nothing but flat land to run on it can be hard to prepare for a race that is hilly. i hope you figure out a workout that works for you!

  • Julia
    September 8, 2009 at 9:29 am

    What a great breakfast!
    I had some oats last night with a mix for chocolate coffee: BOY, that was jummy! Enjoy your day and good luck with all the writing you have to do:)
    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • mags
    September 8, 2009 at 9:29 am

    are you moving to san francisco?! did i miss this big announcement?!

    • jenna
      September 8, 2009 at 10:28 am


      i wish! no, I’m not moving to SF 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    September 8, 2009 at 9:32 am

    i love the “frosting” in the oatmeal. ok, i just love frosting period. have a good week before all the traveling starts!

  • Holly
    September 8, 2009 at 9:46 am

    AB is the best kind of frosting there is!

  • Sarah
    September 8, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Yum, that almond butter looks great! I never got into almond butter because it’s more grainy than pb, but that tooks awesome!

  • Courtney
    September 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I’m the kind of person that likes it 65 degrees in my house while I’m sleeping! Although that may be cuz I have a husband who is like a furnace and 2 dogs that want to snuggle all night!!!
    Good luck on your “calm before the storm” week!!!
    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • dee (the apple hill adventurer)
    September 8, 2009 at 10:16 am

    wow .. that oat bowl may have talked me into making oatmeal tomorrow. i keep on wanting to, but its just always to dang hot!

  • Morgan (lifeafterbagels)
    September 8, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Jenna – forgive me, I must be lost. (I’ve been on vacation in a cottage in the middle of no where for a week) What are you going to San Fran for?

    • jenna
      September 8, 2009 at 10:28 am


      I’m going to the BlogHer Food conference there the week after next 🙂

  • chrissy
    September 8, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I don’t know about treadmills – I usually run outside, and I found a route which has a few hills despite the fact that my town is very, very flat. Good luck finding something!

  • Jenna
    September 8, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Almond butter frosting is the way to go. I have noticed if I don’t incorporate a nut butter in my breakfast in some way, I get hungry much quicker.

    Have a lovely day, Jenna!

  • marina
    September 8, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I wish you a calm week, relax and enjoy it!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    September 8, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Jenna I sympathize with you. Fall is the craziest time of the year as we get ready for Christmas. I can’t beleive my carefree summer is gone and now my To-Do list is a mile long in addition to my travel obligations.

    I hope the Hills worked out and you aren’t too sore.

  • Danielle
    September 8, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Hm… why the preparation for San Fran, I wonder 😉

  • Megzz @ Megzz Wins At Life
    September 8, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Your breakfest looked soo good this morning Jenna.. I am going to try Almond butter frosting tom!

  • Lisa
    September 8, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Is the hill training for SF? I just ran hills there this weekend and don’t train much for it. It really isn’t that bad because you naturally adjust your speed and what not and everyone else has to do the same thing. But, I think training incline on a treadmill is most helpful because it makes your workout a lot harder and increases your fitness levels pretty quickly!

  • molly
    September 8, 2009 at 10:59 am

    sometimes i wish i lived on flat terrain! but i really do love hills — back about 5 years ago when i was in cross country in high school that was my strength.. crazy! good luck on your hills

  • ~carolyn~
    September 8, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Yes, the hills are something in The City, I ran through the Presidio and Sea Cliff this weekend as I am training for the NIke 1/2 as well. The hills are tough, but wow, so worth it with the view of this City!! The cool temp is also the best running weather ever! Good luck with your training.

  • Angharad (Eating for England)
    September 8, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Almond Butter frosting…mmmm….(drools on keyboard)…the best way to start a day! How exciting (and hectic?) that you have two weekends of travel coming up. Sounds super fun to me!

  • K
    September 8, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Hope the hill training goes well! I live at the bottom of two big ones so there’s no way to avoid running on those awful things. Running down is fun though!

  • Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles)
    September 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    What delicious looking oats!


  • Lizzy
    September 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    good luck with the hilly runs girl! You can totally do it! 🙂

    My mom always keeps the house freezing too, for some reason but i just bundle up! ahhaa have a good day! 🙂

  • Jenna
    September 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    that breakfast looks great!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    September 8, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    We have the same terrain problem here in the Midwest, so I’m not sure I have any advice for you there! Good luck with your run today… I bet you can’t wait for your trip!

  • angieinatlanta
    September 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Nothin’ better than melty nut butter to start the short week off right!

  • Jolene (
    September 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    You always make the most beautiful bowl of oats – I love it!

  • BroccoliHut
    September 8, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    All my favorites in one bowl! Cottage cheese, almond butter, OATS…sounds perfect.

  • Ali (food, fitness, fashion)
    September 9, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    The oats look good. I have a question, do you use regular cottage cheese in the oats or whipped? I am guessing you put the cottage cheese in after you cook the oats, right?