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Dang Shins


Another gorgeous day in Sonoma County!

This morning I ate some oat bran with a half scoop of protein powder + peanut butter and honey and then (well, after my food digested) went for a run around Spring Lake.

It was sooooo pretty!

My right shin gave me some trouble this morning though after running fast in my race last weekend…..I need to ice it down and get my hands on some biofreeze.
Lunch was pretty standard; a sunshine burger on ezekiel with a laughing cow and sriracha, plus a huge grapefruit!

In other news, I finally got my car back after about three weeks! It looks all sparkly and brand new. I missed her! πŸ™‚
I just ate a snack of a yogurt with a little sprinkle of galaxy granola (love this stuff) and am planning on hitting up a 5:45 yoga class this evening to stretch out.

Time to ice my shin!
In response to your questions from the past few days (sorry its taken me so long to get back to you!):
  • my pink long sleeved running top that I wore to my race last Saturday is from Lululemon.
  • I use Ole Henriksen sunlight protection cream spf 30 sunscreen on my face daily as well as Bare Minerals powder. Used both since 2007 and love them.
  • my necklace is from a small spa in Charleston…I don’t remember the name…I got it in 2006.

That’s all for now…see you in a bit!

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  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    At least with proper icing you should be aokay!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I really want to try some galaxy granola!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I really want to try some galaxy granola!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I really want to try some galaxy granola!

  • Lisa
    March 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    The pictures of your run look beautiful!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I am dying to get my hands on some Galaxy granola – if only they did it in England!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    With that scenery, I’d happily run sans ipod. How serene! Hope your shin feels better!

    I’m so anxious to try this magical Galaxy Granola that’s all over the blogosphere!

  • Karen
    March 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    would love to enlarge and frame that first picture…:)

  • Jenny
    March 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Loving the scenery!

  • Evan Thomas
    March 23, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I need to try a sunshine burger, they sound perfect for having given up prepared soy for lent!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    March 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    My shins are keeping me from running more than 2 times per week….guffff. Ice ice ice! Does Biofreeze work well for your shins? My dad loves that stuff.

  • Sharon
    March 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Spring Lake is great-I try to get over there at least once a week, and hopefully now with the days staying lighter longer I’ll get there more often. There are so many beautiful wildflowers in bloom if you go off onto the dirt trails a bit. Glad you enjoyed it! You should check out nearby Annadel too…

  • Stacey
    March 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I just got back from a run, yours is more scenic.

  • Ameena
    March 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Spring Lake is so beautiful…talk about motivation for a great run!

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    March 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Gorgeous picture!

    Thanks for the info on your shirt, I love lulu!


  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I bet it smells good at Spring Lake now, too, with all the wildflowers. The Monterey/Pacific Grove/Asilomar/Spanish Bay trail is just gorgeous now. Actually doesn’t look real in some lights with carpets of flowers and glittery Bay, so many of fave seagulls and cute sea otters. Watched a Mummy Gosse on her eggs on the grassy edge of rock cliff over ocean with Poppa Goose watchfully by. Geese are fascinating. Not Coldplay/Apple/Whole Foods/American Apparel/Classic white MBZ Station Wagon kind of fascinating. But still. They completely stick together.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    March 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Gorgeous picture!

    Thanks for the info on your shirt, I love lulu!


  • Me-Linh @ Sweets and Sweat
    March 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Isn’t NorCal the best?!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    March 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Congrats on getting your car back!!

  • Mama Pea
    March 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I’m trying to read your book draft, which is made more difficult because I don’t speak French!

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    March 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    That looks like such a fun place to run! I’m sorry that your shins are bothering you. I hope yoga is nice and relaxing!

  • Hillary
    March 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I am so bummed the 1 year I don’t live in Sonoma County, you do. I love Spring Lake. I would have loved to gone running with you. Btw, have you been to Aroma Roasters in downtown SR? Check it out! (It’s near Fleet Feet.)

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Argh– shins can be so frustrating! Hope it feels better after the icing.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Sorry about the shins girl!! I know how it feels but believe me, there are MUCH worse things.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    March 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Ice, ice, ice those shins! And one of my fav shin stretches is to get down in a squat position and position myself until I feel tension in my shins. That does wonders for shin splints!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Hope the shin feels better…ice away!!

  • Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling)
    March 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Sorry your shin is bothering you again. Hopefully the ice will help!
    Thanks for the pink shirt info, it really caught my eye with the fingerless gloves on the end.

  • Picnics and Peonies
    March 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Jenna, where are you guys staying in Paris this summer? Are you renting an apartment? My boyfriend and I will be there for 5 days in July and are looking for a reasonably priced hotel… If you have any ideas, I’d love to know! πŸ™‚ Thanks!!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    i’ve never had protein powder in oats or oat bran…sounds like a must try πŸ™‚ sorry your shins were hurting, it sounds like a lot of people are having issues with injuries after races! i hope it feels better soon!

  • eatmovelove
    March 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    What a beautiful view….

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat.
    March 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Your picture of wine country looks like it could be from pastoral England.

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    March 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I’m a granola FREAK (admittedly) and his is by far the best I’ve ever had! UGH I wish I could live in Sonoma!

  • Candice
    March 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Yogurt with granola is my absolute favorite snack – now I’m craving it and it’s already almost 10:30 pm.

    Love the picture. How beautiful. I totally want to go on a trail run now. I hope your shins start feeling better asap!

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    March 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Looked like it was indeed a beautiful day! And i think you’ve inspired me to go to the fruit stand early in the morning and pick up a couple of grapefruit. They make me feel so fresh and springy.

  • sara
    March 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    LOVE the lulu <3

  • Winnie
    March 23, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Sorry about your shins …. I used to get it all the time when I striked with my heel, good thing I noticed and changed my landing to midfoot πŸ™‚ Hope icing it will help!
    By the way, when you went to Paris last time, did you happen to buy anything from Pierre HermΓ©? I’m dying to go to France and try all his macaron flavours ..

  • Amanda
    March 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I LOVE lululemon! The groove crops are life changing.

  • Sara
    March 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I feel like a creeper because I don’t have my own blog yet but am an avid blog reader πŸ™‚ But just wanted to say I love your blog and (I swear I’m not a stalker!) I went to Spring Lake today too! I live nearby & it was SO warm in Santa Rosa today- hope you had a good run there πŸ™‚ Enjoy the rest of your week with the wonderful spring weather!!!

  • Sarah
    March 24, 2010 at 7:00 am

    I forgot how I much I enjoy Sunshine Burgers until I read this post! I didn’t, however, forget how much I enjoy Ezekiel english muffins- those are a particular favorite of mine. Mmm…both need to go on my grocery list!

  • Corinne
    March 24, 2010 at 7:30 am

    have you ever used a tiger tail after running to roll out pressure points? picture a foam roller but smaller for your shin muscles and calves (if you dont know what im talking about ha). these work so well on any weird muscle pains or tendon injuries. mucho better than icing i find! gooooood luck. ps. such a pretty trail πŸ™‚