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WOW….what a crazy two days….I’ve gotta say y’all— I seriously consider the blog my baby and like any mother, when something is not right I tend to freak out!

Anyways, without getting into too much crazy technological language, let’s just say the blog is back. Right now I am on Adam’s personal server but I have to switch again next week so I don’t be a mean popular kid again and actually kick his real clients off. Oops. So, we might be down for a short time next week (maybe a day?) but I will warn you ahead of time and after that it is calm seas again.

I’m just going to do a recap from yesterday morning on, since that is when the train wreck occurred. Sound good? Okay here we go (in my best cheerleading voice)!

Yesterday morning for breakfast I had a lovely bowl of Oikos with Nature’s Path granola and Rainier cherries!


I’ve never tried cherries in my cereal before but being out of bananas AND blueberries, I had to make ends meet. This was delicious!

Then after breakfast I hit up my favorite yoga class EVER—90 minute Yoga Groove! Oh man, it was faaaaabulous. Jen blasted the tunes and we just flowed in a very hot room…got all nice, sweaty and “passionate” (as she referred to the class). Nothing better than totally rocking out to awesome jams and doing chatarunga after chatarunga. I was raspberry jelly by the end. 🙂

However, I came home to find disaster had hit the blog and then for the rest of yesterday was just sitting at my “desk” on the phone with BlueHost and trying to keep my cool. For lunch I had a goat cheese and hummus sandwich and a wrinkled old peach


Just like my day was going though, it fell apart. 🙁


So, naturally, I consoled myself with my favorite thing ever: candy raisins sent from Grandma in Wisconsin!


And then when I was about to throw my laptop out the window, I broke for froyo with Anne P!


I got a small original tart with strawberries and chocolate chips. Anne was laughing at me because I paid in all nickels and pennies found at the bottom of my car. That’s how I roll!

Dinner was whole wheat angel hair with Target brand organic (Archer Farms–heck yes!) vodka sauce and a quorn cutlet:


It was a perfect “night before a long run” dinner. Made even better when Ryan came home with cupcakes to console my horrible mood!!
I’m not going to lie. I totally DEVOURED the chocolate red wine cupcake with honey marscapone fig icing GAHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhh (food coma)

Even though I was in a sour mood, I still went to bed with a very VERY happy tummy. This morning I was supposed to wake up at 5:45 to run but, well, I didn’t end up going to bed until midnight so that wasn’t happening. I woke up at 6:45 instead, ate a quick slice of ww bread with almond butter, and hit the road for 5.5 miles!!!


It was one word. HOT. Even at 7 am, the road and air was still so steamy and humid you could slice it with a butter knife. My original plan was to run 3 miles outside then race back upstairs and finish the rest on the treadmill to save myself from heat exhaustion but……….I persevered. I did take 1 minute walk breaks after every mile and drank a ridiculous amount of water (drained the camel bak) but I’m happy to enough that I finished STRONG in just under 58 minutes. No shin pain! I did however have a SPLITTING headache for the rest of the day from the heat. I need to work on that. Any suggestions?!

When I got home I made a HUGE Green Monster!

I used 1 peach, 1 banana, 1 scoop Amazing Meal, 1 cup soymilk, ice, 1 spoonful almond butter and a TON of fresh spinach. SO good! I seriously think GMs are the absolute perfect post-run food!

I made like a bunny into the shower to quickly get ready for Erin’s jewelry/brunch party at 10 am. I’ve never been to a jewelry party before but apparently its the same idea as a tupperware party. I didn’t buy anything but the food was awesome (and of course I was starving)!!!



Erin made homemade egg and hash brown casserole and french toast casserole!!!!!! The egg and hash brown casserole was flippin’ amazing. There was a layer of hash browns, cheese and eggs…….SO good.

There was a bloody mary bar and mimosas, but since I had just run my heart out in the Florida heat I decided to stick with chugging massive amounts of water.


After the party I promptly came home, put on my pajamas and was a total bum on the couch for the rest of the day while my bloggy was healed. I took some headache medicine and laid with an ice pack on my head for awhile…then I got up and made a snack with the rest of the Oikos + granola (sadly there was probably only less than 1/3 cup of yogurt left…I doused it in granola)

When Adam called me to tell me the blog was healed and alive I felt SO much better!! yay blog! This experience made me realize how much of my life really IS the blog! I mean, I have been taking pictures of my food and blogging EVERY.SINGLE.DAY for almost two years straight. When that suddenly got taken away I felt like a part of me was missing!

I’m about to stop being such a bum, get dressed, and meet friends for dinner at The Lodge. What do you think of the menu?! It sure looks interesting. They roll with the whole “60’s diner” theme and it looks pretty fun. I have no earthly idea what I’m going to order…!

Thanks for sticking by me through it all!!!! The blog loves you! 🙂

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  • Allie Katie
    August 1, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Yay we are glad you are back!! I totally understand the feeling of wanting to throw a computer out the window–I wonder if anybody has ever actually done that?
    I grew up in Arizona, and whenever I would get a dehydration headache I would just drink TONS of water. Like, drought inducing amounts. It helps a lot!

  • Recipes for Creativity
    August 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Aw, it was nice to see a blog post up this evening! Glad you’re up, atleast for now! I didn’t realize how blog-addicted I was until today…yikes!

  • Spotty Prep
    August 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Holy cow those cupcakes look and sound amazing!! I’m so glad the blog thing is figured out 🙂

    Oh- and I totally agree, heck yes for Archer Farms!

  • Catriona
    August 1, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Finally you’re back! Like Recipes for Creativity, I’ve only very recently realised how addicted to food blogs I am… Wow.

  • Alyssa
    August 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Yay you’re back!!!! I was also going crazy … ok maybe not “crazy”, but you know what I mean 😉

  • Help Meghan Run
    August 1, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    It’s super hot & humid where I am, too, and for the past two weeks after my long Team in Training runs I have also had an awful headache for the rest of the day. But, today I ran 7.5mi in terrible heat and NO headache so far! I think the secret was drinking A LOT of water yesterday and last night in particular. I drank some this morning, too, before running and made sure to drink lots during my run (along with a little bit of Gatorade). And of course, I’ve been chugging it ever since. Hopefully this helps because I know how much it sucks. :/

  • B
    August 1, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    I read your blog and have had a similar problem after long/hot runs – something that has seemed to help me is drinking (slightly diluted, it’s too sugary for me straight up) Gatorade first thing when I get home. I also try really hard not to run in the sun because I think that contributes a lot to headaches. Planning my routes around water fountains has also helped, but it sounds like you have that covered – for longer runs or really hot ones, it might help to either have a salty snack beforehand or to take some kind of sport drink with you…I’ve never tried it myself, but have been told that you can make your own by adding a couple pinches of salt and sugar to your water bottle. Good luck!!

  • Alyssa
    August 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    And so sweet of Ryan to bring the much needed cupcakes!!!! 🙂

  • She-Fit
    August 1, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Your Fro-Yo looks amazing! My husband just promised me that we can go get some tonight 🙂 YAY!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 1, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Technology errors are SO frustrating! Welcome back to Blogland 🙂

    I hear ya on the heat. It’s totally tampering with my running. Today’s run was actually pretty good cause I managed to stick to the shade and brought a water bottle with me. Makes all the difference in the world!

  • Elizabeth S.
    August 1, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    So glad the blog is back up!
    Now you have me craving cupcakes. Yum!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    August 1, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I DID miss you! Welcome back! Your Lodge link isn’t working, but I’d love to check out the menu. Time to google it! 🙂

  • Maria
    August 1, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Sorry to hear about the bloggy problem! I’ve been having internet issues too 🙁

    Wow, Erin’s food looks absolutely delicious! Egg and hash brown casserole AND french toast casserole??? Yum!

    Ryan’s cupcake looks fab too 🙂

  • kelly
    August 1, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Welcome back! You were certainly missed!

  • Kat
    August 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Glad your blog is up and running again. Ah, technical issues are NO fun. As far as the headache goes, I chime in with some of the others who mention upping the hydration the day before. It helps. I know you are one to stay hydrated as a rule. I also live in an area that can be hot for running, and what works for me, is to take 2 ibuprofen about 15 minutes before my run. No headache! And my muscles get a break too. Hope this helps. 🙂

  • Diane
    August 1, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Jenna – glad everything is working for you now – missed you!!! Those cupcakes look amazing – That was so nice of Ryan!!!

  • Marisa
    August 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Where are those amazing cupcakes from? I thought I heard about a new cupcake place in St. Pete.

  • Jennie in Wonderland
    August 1, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I used to get headaches after running or shredding or the elliptical, lol, so apparently after everything!!! I started drinking coconut water mixed with a touch of orange juice… it stopped the headaches completely. Maybe it was the sugar and electrolytes? I don’t like the taste of straight up coconut water, so had to add the OJ… made all the difference!

  • Lainie
    August 1, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Hi Jenna! Sorry about all your blog trouble – but glad to hear it is back up and running! I’m with you on the headaches; I went to bikram this morning and sweat a ton…..I felt fine for about 30 minutes afterwards but ever since then, I’ve had a splitting headache. Ouch.
    Those cupcakes look increddddiiibbllleee!

  • Rebeca
    August 1, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    “in sickness and in health” and all that 🙂

    Glad your blog is better and that second pic of your cereal is seriously amazing, your pics get better and better!

  • Leianna
    August 1, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    All your food looks really, really, good. What a hot run before 7am! Wow it feels like fall/winter in MN already!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 1, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    I’m glad your blog is back up! Great run, although running in humidity really is killer. I suggest drinking lots of cold water throughout the day, possibly taking an advil, and keeping cool.

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    August 1, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Glad your back on line!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 1, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Sounds like a stressful few days, but I’m so glad you got everything worked out.

    I JUST tried rainier cherries for my first time and LOVE them. Totally different than sweet cherries, yet still delicious!

    And that goat cheese/hummus sandwich looks amazing. YUM!

  • Marissa
    August 1, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Welcome back!

  • Adi (
    August 1, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    glad to see it’s up and running as normal!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    August 1, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Yay, glad to see you’re back and everything is all fixed. Congrats on the run girl- I live in Las Vegas, and def feel your pain on the running through heat. When it’s really hot, sometimes it feels like my body’s practically on fire for the rest of the day, which forces me to keep chugging water.

  • Cynthia (It all changes)
    August 1, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    So glad you are back! Just as much as you felt you were missing something I really missed you (and Kath’s) blog. I checked multiple times hoping you had it back up.

    BTW those cupcakes look FABULOUS and the ingredients sound amazing. And I love the idea of yoga with a groove. I may have to try putting on some groovy music the next time I am doing yoga at home.

  • katey
    August 1, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    the cupcakes look really really good 🙂

  • Cyndi
    August 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Love to see all of your breakfast photos by the window – they make me happy! Welcome back.

  • Greta
    August 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    That first photo – with the oats and cherries – looks like it belongs in Bon Appetit. Hope all is well 🙂

  • Tess
    August 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Yeh!Glad you’re back. You’ve been busy. Sweet cupcakes, yummy cherries!

  • MarathonVal
    August 1, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Welcome back! 🙂 I wanted to mention something about Gatorade… I saw that another reader mentioned diluting Gatorade with water, which is fine after your run.

    I used to do the same thing during my runs because I just don’t like the taste of Gatorade. However, I was recently told by someone (I’m an expert, but this guy was an actual professional!) that you never want to do this DURING a run since it messes up the chemical make-up of Gatorade and that it simply won’t work if you dilute it.

    However, I also think that this method may work for some people. I just found that interesting info and wanted to put it out there 🙂

  • Emily
    August 1, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Glad you’re solving the blogging issues. It’s hard to be so popular!! I just wanted to say that I LOVE putting cherries in my oatmeal but what you need is a cherry pitter! I laughed at my mom when she gave it to me, but actually I love it. It makes it easier to eat some cherries and some cereal in each bite 🙂

  • Gina G
    August 1, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    you were missed! =D glad your back!

  • meagan
    August 1, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    hey jenna! for heat headaches after i run (i live in central texas–it’s a toasty 102 and has been for over 20 days!) i make sure that i’m hydrated and drink lots of coconut water before AND after i run. plus, i quit if i am overheating while running, which i watch for (signs like not sweating, stomach pains, etc.). i’m glad your blog is back up!

  • Kristie
    August 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Glad to hear you’re getting your blog issues worked out!

    I must say, those cherries look GORGEOUS. And I’m totally intrigued by the candy raisins, I’ve never heard of those before! I’m getting hungry just looking at all of the great foods going on here. YUM!

  • Caroline
    August 1, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    You must be more discipline than I am–I woke up this morning to a steamy, 85 degree morning, and there was no way I was going running. Swimming seemed much more appealing:) Glad to have you back!

  • Tay
    August 2, 2009 at 12:15 am

    OMG that french toast casserole looks soooooooo good!! Congrats on your long run and no shin pain! That’s fantastic, I’m so happy for you 😀

  • Linda
    August 2, 2009 at 12:20 am’re back! Now don’t be leavin us again girl! Glad your getting things worked out 😀

  • Jenn
    August 2, 2009 at 12:58 am

    I’m so happy you’re back! And, sorry you had a headache after your run. I’ve never experienced that, but today after my run, I was still hot and sweaty after my shower! Good luck with the blog this week. Missed you!

  • michelle
    August 2, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Glad you are back! I’m a S.FL. runner too- the heat was brutal yesterday. I also get headaches after I run anything more than 4 miles outside. I’ve changed my hydration routine and I’m noticing it helps. I drink 1/2 of a gatorade pre-run and mix the other 1/2 with water for the run. It helps me. I wouldn’t normally need gatorade at anything less than 6 but in this heat and humidity it’s necessary for me.

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 2, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Glad you are up and running again!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    August 2, 2009 at 7:44 am

    I love running in the heat, but its difficult! Good job. 🙂 GMs are my perfect post run recovery fuel too; I just have to get myself to drink them. i never feel like drinking or eating anything after a run.

  • Brigid
    August 2, 2009 at 8:16 am

    For those who are diluting Gatorade, I’d suggest switching to G2 if you haven’t already. the taste isn’t nearly as strong. I don’t like regular Gatorade myself, but I can handle G2.
    I’ve also read (in Runner’s World) that you shouldn’t take ibuprofen before or during a run. I can’t remember exactly what it does but I believe it has something to do with restricting blood flow to muscles. They suggested going with Tylenol.
    Jenna, glad you are back up and running.

  • Michelle
    August 2, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Jenna, I used to get massive headaches after running too. We’re talking several days long, throwing up, I was basically incapacitated. I figured out a major factor was that I wasn’t hydrating enough BEFORE I ran. You might want to try upping your water intake starting the day before you do a longer run, I pretty much attach a water bottle to my side and keep refilling it constantly. Keep drinking during your runs, and sometimes I just stop to walk for a minute or 2 if I start to feel a headache coming on. That’s helped a lot. Have a great day!

  • Sarah
    August 2, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I’ve been to jewelry parties before…actually I’m going to another one this week, haha. But pampered chef parties are most definitely my favorite! Glad you are back for now, hope the problems get resolved soon 😉

  • Quisha
    August 2, 2009 at 10:07 am

    looks like an amazing breakfast! lucky girl! 🙂 that food is really something serious!!

  • lizzy
    August 2, 2009 at 10:48 am

    i heart this post. mostly because of the awesome FOOD PORN wow everything looks so good!! but i am did you eat the cherries in your cereal without hitting the pits?? haha i’m sure there is a very simple answer to this but let me be a naive 21 year old for just a second 🙂

  • allijag
    August 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Candy raisins? very cool!

  • Jess
    August 2, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I really like the Lodge. We went for my birthday in April and I thought it was funky and fun. The food was really tasty, could be healthy if you order the right items and the service was decent too. Hope you had a blast….I’m sure I will find out soon since I’m catching up on everyone’s weekend! haha.

  • Pam
    August 3, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Hi Jenna,

    I agree with the previous posts that perhaps drinking a ton of water the day before will help you not feel dehydrated on the run.

    I wonder if you might feel better during your run if you cooled your body off a bit rather than drinking so much water? I haven’t tried this myself, but have you tried putting an baggie full of ice on your head – wearing a running cap to keep it in place? I’ve heard that works well to keep your core temperature down. I usually douse my head and neck in cold water whenever I can when I run in the heat.

    I’m glad your blog is back up and running!!

  • WholeBodyLove
    August 4, 2009 at 1:10 am

    I get headaches from the heat as well. But, I’m sure the heat in Florida is much more intense! Women love their jewelry/purse/make-up/ parties here! There is one almost every week during the winter months.