Climbing Over The Hump

Good morning!

I had such a weird night last night. It took me foreverrrr to fall asleep and then once I did I had strange dreams about running. I actually FELT like I was running in my dream and when I woke up, I felt exhausted. How weird is that?

Anyways, more oats in a jar this morning and they were overflowing!!


The raspberries didn’t fit so I ate them on the side and then when the oatmeal level was a tad lower, I smooshed it all together! 🙂



I used 1/2 cup oats, water and banana…..LOVING this Blue Diamond almond butter and the fact that it’s only $3.99!


YAY for yoga wednesday and my favorite power class at noon! This class seriously gets me through the midweek hump.


Been gchatting with Caitlin for an HOUR now! Gotta love deep heart to hearts over the computer. We are both going to the POM Harvest Tour next month in Fresno and are so excited to pick pomegranates! 🙂

Must finish writing this article and pull my life together!

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  • Diane Fit to the Finish
    September 16, 2009 at 9:38 am

    I have dreams like that sometimes – it’s so weird! Love the fact that you “smooshed” in the berries when there was room! Creative to be sure.

  • Kat (kats daily plate)
    September 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I miss having time to do yoga… The gym is great, but there is nothing like a good yoga class! Have fun!

  • Jenna
    September 16, 2009 at 10:00 am

    your breakfast looks awesome!! I haven’t tried diamon almond butter yet but it does look good and the price is very appealing! have fun at yoga!

  • Abby
    September 16, 2009 at 10:04 am

    How do you make the oats in a jar? Do you cook them first?



    • jenna
      September 16, 2009 at 10:04 am


      I just cook them then put them in the jar like its a bowl! lol 🙂

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    September 16, 2009 at 10:04 am

    haha so funny…. I was dreaming about running all night too….probably because i knew i was waking up super early to get my 7 miler in…once my alarm finally went off I jumped out of bed right away hahah

  • Chocolate Covered Ka
    September 16, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Wow, could that picture *be* any more vibrant?

    (She says in her most Chandler-worthy woice) 😉

  • Holly
    September 16, 2009 at 10:05 am

    POM harvest tour sounds amazing! can i join :)?

  • Courtney
    September 16, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I often have running dreams! I always dream I’m running through a forest and I’m just flying and not having any lung or leg issues at all!! When I try to run like that in real life it just doesn’t work though!! :>
    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • emily - eatventures
    September 16, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Is that the banana on top of your oats?

  • brandi
    September 16, 2009 at 10:14 am

    a POM picking tour? That sounds fabulous.

    aren’t dreams crazy sometimes? So strange. I hope today is a good one!

  • Jen, a priorfatgirl
    September 16, 2009 at 10:15 am

    man oh man, do I ever need to jump on this oats in a jar train cuz that looks devine!

    That POM tour sounds great, I’m jealous & can’t wait to hear about it!

  • Jen Trinque
    September 16, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I love gchat. Such a fun way to kill time 🙂

  • dee (the apple hill adventurer)
    September 16, 2009 at 10:17 am

    man, thats like when i dream i am getting ready for work or school, then i wake up and feel like i have done sooo much work, and realize i am still in bed haha

    those oats look AMAZING

  • Kate
    September 16, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Wow. That jar o’ oats looks totally perfect. With raspberries smooshed on top too? Awesome.

    I wonder what your HRM would have said about yoru running dream… maybe you burned secret midnight calories too? Ha!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    September 16, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I am glad that it’s finally Wednesday! 2.5 days until weekend 🙂 I’ve been lovin’ overnight pumpkin oats lately! Maybe I should put them in an almost-empty pb jar. Yum.

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    September 16, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I used to have running dreams *all the time*! Sometimes my legs move like I’m running, according to the bf – apparently I am a puppy.

  • Lizzy
    September 16, 2009 at 10:24 am

    dreams can be so weird sometimes!

    Your oats in a jar look amazing! I love that it overflowed hehe.

  • Dotsie
    September 16, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Whoops–I meant to ask the Blue Diamond almond butter question here–just wondering where you find it!

  • skinnyrunner
    September 16, 2009 at 10:28 am

    ok i have to try this oats in a jar thing. as always, im the last one on a trend. hehe. looks like a delish breakfast!

  • christie, honoring health
    September 16, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Yum, those oats in a jar look delicious!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    September 16, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I LOVE Blue Diamon almond butter! And it’s only $3.99 here too but I then again it’s a much smaller jar…

    That breakfast looks amazing as usual. I’m always so jealous of your oats in a jar!

  • Food Makes Fun Fuel
    September 16, 2009 at 10:33 am

    I wasn’t a huge fan of that almond butter, but for only 3 dollars it was a great buy

  • BethT
    September 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Maybe you were too keyed up from Biggest Loser….wasn’t it an emotional rollercoaster?! 🙂 I can’t help it, I LOVE that show.

  • Samantha
    September 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Blue Diamond AB is heaven!! Have a great yoga class, I’m jealous I can’t take one in the middle of the day, it would be an awesome pick me up…

  • Jessica
    September 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

    oo the oats look good! That IS a good price, i better start looking for it in my grocery.
    ooo pom harvest? i need to look into that!

  • Gillian
    September 16, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Just discovered your blog and really enjoying it! The jar oats look DIVINE! I’m living in Paris now and with all the beautiful pastries I still crave oatmeal in the morning. Did you go to the Cordeu Bleu in Paris? That is my dream, if you went I would love to hear about your experience!

    All the best,

    • jenna
      September 16, 2009 at 10:46 am


      I did not go to LCB in Paris…I went to their branch in orlando! It was amazing 🙂

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    September 16, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Oats look fantastic! I obviously love the ‘bowl’ 😉

  • Megzz @ Megzz Wins At Life
    September 16, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Your breakfast looks great Jenna!! I love G-chatting it gets me through my long work days 🙂

  • Julia
    September 16, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I love that breakfast! It’s so funny with the time difference…In the morning, I see your evening meals (me=wanting pizza in morning) and in my afternoon I see your breakfast (me=wanting breakfast in a jar). Ha ha!
    Enjoy your day:)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Stephanie
    September 16, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Those oats look HEAVENLY!!! 🙂 🙂 Have a great humpday girl.

  • Steph
    September 16, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I just bought that almond butter yesterday (the plain) and I love it and the price too! Good luck with the articles 🙂

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    September 16, 2009 at 11:06 am

    picking poms?? That sounds like so much fun!

  • Katherine
    September 16, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Wow! Oats in a jar two days in a row! This IS a good week 🙂

    Enjoy yoga!

  • Leianna
    September 16, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I love Blue Diamond Almond Butter and it makes a cute oats in a jar:)
    Picking pomagranates sounds fun!

  • devan
    September 16, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Do you like the flavor of that Almond Butter? I have seen it at my whole foods, yet have not decided if I should buy it yet!! I am guessing its worth it? 🙂 looks like a killer jar of oats!

  • Morgan (lifeafterbagels)
    September 16, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I have never tried pomegranates. They confuse me, maybe you could do a tutorial after your trip.

  • Mary (Food & Fun)
    September 16, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Your oats look so delicious this morning. Yummm. Love oats. From the Almond Butters that I have tried, I have not really been a fan…I am just crazy about Peanut Butter! Am I weird?? Maybe I should give Blue Diamond a shot.

    You are so lucky that you get to pick pomegranates. I could only dream to do that! haha.

  • Matt
    September 16, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I dream about running too 😉

  • Tina
    September 16, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I’m going to POM too!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    September 16, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Mmmm, I need to do some oats in a jar…it’s been too long!

    Have a great time at yoga!

  • Angharad (Eating for England)
    September 16, 2009 at 11:55 am

    That is a super weird dream!! Sounds like you needed some refueling this morning! haha.
    Enjoy yoga – such a lovely thing to look forward to midweek. I am going tonight after work and after a hard 7 mile run this morning and I cannot wait!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    September 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I love oats in a jar – they’re so yummy and save on extra dishes!

  • Beth
    September 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Hey! i have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and literally can’t go through my day without reading it! is that weird?? haha
    So I keep on remembering how you eat the Chobani yogurts a lot and i really wanted to try one! So when i got to college i walked into my campus’ convenient store and there they were! Chobani’s in like all different flavors! and let me tell you, they are delicious! I cannot even express how excited i was, i’m lame i know!
    Can’t wait to find other stuff in the stores that you talk about!

  • Molly
    September 16, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I have looked EVERYWHERE for the Blue Diamond almond butter …I love blue diamond almonds so I MUST give this a shot 🙂

    Also, I must tell you that after many months of following your blog I have finally gotten off my butt and started my own. (I seriously think we might be the same person. no lie.)

    Check it out! 🙂 and I hope you have a great day!

  • angieinatlanta
    September 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I’m sorry you haven’t gotten good rest lately – a lot on your mind, perhaps? You’ve had one crazy summer, lady!

    At least you had a delish breakfast to start the day right!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    September 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I was so tempted to buy that almond butter at Whole Foods the other day and then decided to just stick with what I know. After hearing you rave about it though I think I’ll have to pick some up on my next trip!

  • Tracy
    September 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I love Fresno (San Joaquin Valley born and raised) and POM (yum). What an awesome combination– enjoy your trip 🙂

  • Paige
    September 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Have fun at yoga class:)

  • Rebecca
    September 16, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I’ve never seen Blue Diamond almond butter! I need to try it!

  • Jacqueline
    September 16, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I’m so excited you girls are coming to Fresno!!! I live close by and would love to meet up!

  • Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles)
    September 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I had strange dreams last night too!

    Love the oats-in-a-jar… I still need to try that!


  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    September 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I need to find that almond butter! The oats in the jar look great.

  • Jessica
    September 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    How is the Blue Diamond Butter? I have been seeing it recently at the store and wanting to pick some up. The oats look so yummy. 🙂

  • Liz
    September 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Sounds like you’re going to have a lot of fun in CA! Love the overflowing oats…nummies!

  • Jenna
    September 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    have fun at yoga today!
    that blue diamond almond butter looks great and so does your oats in a jar!!

  • Jenna
    September 16, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Drool. Your oats in a jar look divine this morning lady!

    I saw the Blue Diamond AB at the store the other day, I can’t wait to buy some and try it out. But first I need to eat down my, errrr, like six other jars of various nut butters 🙂

    Have fun at yoga today!

  • Breanne
    September 16, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Where do you buy that almond butter?? I want to try it! It looks soo yummy!

  • natalie
    September 16, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Blue Diamond almond butter was the first kind of almond butter i had ever tried. I loved it! I do like my almost butter a little sweeter so my fav is almond butter with honey or maple flavored. Your breakfast looks yummy!

  • janetha
    September 16, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    something is in the air. or in the water. or in the oats. because i had the gnarliest dreams myself!

  • maria
    September 16, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I didn’t sleep well last night either. That seems to have been the trend, unfortunately, across many blogs this morning!
    Here’s to hoping tomorrow is a better sleep!


  • bobbi
    September 17, 2009 at 1:26 am

    is that Fresno CA?! What is this POM festival you speak of?!

  • Sheila | Live Well 360°
    September 28, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    My husband works for Fiji Water (POM sister company) and he brings home POM allllll the time. I LOVE the tangerine flavor and also POMx, their new coffee. So cool that you get to go pick pomegranates. Have fun!