Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness

Crack Goes The Distance

Good morning!

Happy Tuesday 🙂

I started my day with some crack and a banana:

Crack being blue gatorade. Obviously.
I also mixed half water half gatorade in my water bottle and took it along for the run…

And then I ran about three miles. It was hard to get used to sipping warm weak gatorade when I’m used to drinking cold water from my camel bak, and I didn’t really like it, but I feel great right now! No headache, no fatigue….we’ll see how the rest of the day goes but so far so good!
I honestly wasn’t incredibly hungry after my run so I showered first then made a bowl of cereal!

I have a feeling I will be eating watermelon for a very, very, VERY long time. Good thing I love it so! 😉
Busy day…I must flee!

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  • Recipes for Creativity
    August 4, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Yay for no headache! I just got home from running 2.6 miles and didn’t do a good job of pre-hydrating, but I still feel okay. And not hungry,so weird! Have a great day 🙂

  • Allie Katie
    August 4, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I am glad the blue gatorade worked! I am having a high school softball flashback just *thinking* about blue gatorade.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini
    August 4, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Glad you had a great run. And smart to water down your Gatorade. We used to do the with Orange Juice to stay hydrated..worth a try, maybe!?

    Hope the rest of your day is fabulous!!!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    August 4, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I could NOT get out of bed this morning. I am just now sipping a cup of coffee. urgh….

  • britt
    August 4, 2009 at 8:45 am

    glad you had a good run! oh, and blue gatorade is my favorite too!! i keep a small bottle of it in my fridge and take a few sips after i run.

  • Amanda
    August 4, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I just got one of those Nathan water bottles too! I love that it has a little pouch for Shot Blox or something else!! Glad you are feeling good!

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Girl, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with chowing down on enormous quantities of watermelon ANY day – I know I’ve eaten more than my fair share of it this summer! It’s also comforting to know there’s more waiting for me right down the road in the big display at the grocery store……. 🙂

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 4, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Glad the Gatorade worked! I’m a fan of the blue kind myself.

  • Whitney
    August 4, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Glad the gatorade helped!

  • brandi
    August 4, 2009 at 9:33 am

    i hope it works out for you! glad there’s no headache right now.

    you could fill up your bottle the night before and freeze it for a while, then put it in the fridge right before you go to bed. it might stay colder that way.

    OR make gatorade ice cubes and just add those to water in your bottle.

  • Deva
    August 4, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Glad the gatorade helped – I love sipping gatorade after a run in the heat.

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    August 4, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Watermelon is the best – so refreshing!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    August 4, 2009 at 9:40 am

    glad the gatorade helped! Watermelon looks delish!

    Have a great afternoon 😉

  • Becci L.
    August 4, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I hope the blue gatorade helps you!!! And if not, at least you had an excuse to drink some!!

  • Anna (
    August 4, 2009 at 9:48 am

    That watermelon looks so juicy, YUM!! Good job with the run 🙂 I’m trying to build up my endurance -I’m not a runner at all!- and I started to walk/run for a couple of miles a few times a week. It’s so tiring at first…

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    August 4, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Watermelon (and cantaloupe and honeydew) are perfect for staying hydrated. Mmm, I love summer fruits! Congrats on starting your day off with a fab run 🙂

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 4, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Watermelon is the best after a hot run! I never believed sports drinks really worked when I was playing sports in high school and college, but once I started running, that stuff is like magic!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 4, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Glad to hear that the run went well! That watermelon looks delicious. Such a perfect summer treat!

  • Taylor
    August 4, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Glad you had a great run today and the blue gatorade worked!

    Love, LOVE watermelon!

  • Denise (apple hill adventurer)
    August 4, 2009 at 10:30 am

    hmm watered down gatorade, probably not too tasy. but hey, if it keeps you feeling great, i am sure you will get used to it 🙂

    i usually just drink tons of water before and after my runs, it would probably be smarter for me to start taking a water bottle with me though!

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Yay for no headache!! I switched to a 4 bottle Fuel Belt for around my waist. I love it! I used to carry just water or gatorade, but now can carry any combination of each up to 32 ounces (plus a pouch for keys/Gu/gum). Maybe try dropping some ice cubes in your bottle before your run tomorrow?

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Hope the blue gatorade helps!!

    I don’t know if this is happening for anyone else, but I only now get one post per page on your blog. Is there any way to fix this?? I hate having to click back and back and back to catch up from a few days!

  • K
    August 4, 2009 at 10:52 am

    No headache, no fatigue?! Woohoo!! Glad it helped 🙂

  • allijag
    August 4, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Glad the run went well and yay for no headache!

  • Lainie
    August 4, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Glad to hear the gatorade worked – I’m jealous you’re done with your run for the day!

  • elizabeth
    August 4, 2009 at 10:59 am

    i’m personally more of a grape powerade type of person, but the blue dye in blue gatorade has been found to reduce spinal injuries (by increasing recovery time) in mice, so yay for your crack! last time i checked i thought gatorade had HFCS though, which i try to avoid 🙁

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 4, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Glad you are feeling good after your run!

  • Amelia
    August 4, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Glad to hear the run went well and you’re feeling better!

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    August 4, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I love watermelon too. They had giant seedless ones for 4.99 at Costco. Wish I’d picked one up.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    August 4, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I’m never hungry right after a run either, but I always have to force a little something since post-fuel is so important! 😀

    Yummy watermelon! Its the best summer fruit. 😀

  • Paige
    August 4, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I ran with my camelback yesterday for the first time in over 3 years. I got really dehydrated the other day on a 6 mile run–to the point where my legs got weak, and I thought I was going to pass out! I vowed to take water with me from now on!

  • Julie
    August 4, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Isn’t it funny how people refer to gatorade flavors as colors?! Like, what flavor is blue anyway? Or red for that matter? haha

  • HeatherBakes
    August 4, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Yeah- other than gels, nothing really beats gatorade for keeping energy up during long/hot runs.

    Glad you had a good workout! That watermelon probably helps with the hydration, too!

  • Maria
    August 4, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I got that cereal the other day too! It’s so delicious with the chunks of pecan and maple flavor, mmm! I love buying Costco watermelon because I could eat it forever 😉

  • Lauren
    August 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Jenna-
    Could you do a post on running? I have always tried to be a runner, with little success. I always find myself tired, cramping up, or short of breath. I have to be doing something wrong. Could you give us some tips on form, technique and how to get through the “blahhs” of being a beginning runner?

  • She-Fit
    August 4, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Happy Tuesday! Hope you have a great one today

  • Pearl
    August 4, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Jenna, I’m wondering if there’s a reason that only one post is visible per page now. It’s much easier to read the way that it was previously. Love your blog, thanks 🙂

    • jenna
      August 4, 2009 at 12:53 pm


      Unfortunately because of my server problems, I have to do it this way right now 🙁 I’m sorry..hopefully it can be resolved in the future!

  • Paige
    August 4, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Nice job on the run! That cereal sounds awesome! I always get the pumpkin kind.

  • JB
    August 4, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    that watermelon looks perfect. really pink! and why is it that you look so pretty in the morning after having ran 3 miles? please explain yourself!

    • jenna
      August 4, 2009 at 12:58 pm


      HAHA that was before I ran. But thanks! lol

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    August 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Yummy watermelon- I had some at bfast too! Perfect for a hot summer morning.:)

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 4, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I’ve been so watermelon obsessed lately! Yours looks fantastic!

  • Jess
    August 4, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Carry the Gatorade/water if you want, but there’s really no way you should be getting dehydrated during a 3 mile run if you’re drinking enough water during the day. I live in Houston and train for marathons and it’s super hot and humid here. I never carry water with me, just stop at water fountains sometimes during the really long runs. It’s important to drink lots of water all day long, not just before, during, and after your run.

  • katey
    August 4, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    my favorite gatorade is fruit punch 🙂 haha. That cereal also looks really good 🙂

  • Jess
    August 4, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    that’s a funny bottle you have there! is it attached to your hand? never seen it 🙂 cool!

  • Rebecca
    August 4, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I was just in Boston for the weekend and my watermelon went bad well I was there! 🙁 I need some more!!

  • Jessica
    August 4, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Very interesting about the nonheadache with gatorade! Man I bet watermelon is a good hydrator after a run. 🙂

  • Sammi
    August 4, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Hey Jenna! I love your blog 🙂

    I was wondering if you had any advice for me. I really want to get into running but I am so out of shape I can barely even run half a mile. How did you get into running and was it hard for you at first?

    At this point it is hard to imagine ever being able to run 3 miles like you did today.