Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness

Distracted By Food

Good morning!

Thank you all again for your votes and your sweet comments. You really know how to make a girl smile, that’s for sure!

This morning was training day 2 for Nike so I got up and had a little snack before hitting the upstairs treadmill


A yummy date + almond butter always gets my engines started!

This morning I ran 2.5 miles. It was okay. I was a little hungry….I can’t help it! If I work out before eating in the morning ALL I can think about is breakfast. I’m going to also do some yoga later to stretch out my tight hamstrings so I’m feelin’ good for my first Team in Training practice on Saturday morning!

When I got back it was, of course, time for breakfast! I made a nice little meal with 2 slices of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast smeared with smart balance and “pb mousse” made with 0% Fage + 2 tbsp PB2 and topped with raw cacao nibs and a sliced banana.



All together:


I really don’t have much going on today. I’m going to write, read and do some yoga. See you all in a bit!

Click here to vote for Jenna as the next Murphy-Goode wine girl!

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    May 14, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Glad you had a nice run!! I hear ya, if I’m hungry at yoga, it all goes downhill! Trying to meditate and be all zen with a lion in your stomach is not easy!!!! Looks like a yummy breakfast to do the job!

    Enjoy your day!

  • Jen
    May 14, 2009 at 7:02 am

    I hate exercising when I know I’m hungry! It’s like the tummy rumbles escalate in loudness until I just have to quit! But at the same time, eating something more substantial and then waiting an hour or so is just as troublesome because it never fits perfectly into my schedule!

    A slow day sounds good, Jenna! Hope you crank out lots of good writing today. 🙂

  • jessnyc
    May 14, 2009 at 7:03 am

    i don’t think i could exercise before noon if all the almond nut butter in the world depended on it! 🙂

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    May 14, 2009 at 7:05 am

    HOORAY for a good run! I’m sure you needed it!!
    I know you’re super busy, but would you want to write a guest dinner post for my blog? It’s a new-ish feature I’m doing, and would love to have you “over” for dinner!

  • FitFoodie
    May 14, 2009 at 7:18 am

    That is without a doubt…the PERFECT breakfast 🙂

  • Beadie
    May 14, 2009 at 7:19 am

    I’m late in commenting because this week is member invitational at my club but I just voted for you!!

  • Jenna
    May 14, 2009 at 7:25 am

    sounds like you have a relaxing day ahead of you! I hope your grandpa is doing okay with his surgery!

  • Jess
    May 14, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I made the pb mousse today and posted!! I totally HATE PB2 normally but I think it rocks in this! Makes the $4 I paid in shipping worth it!! Thanks!!

  • Michelle Hisae
    May 14, 2009 at 7:46 am

    WOW, you already have over 600 votes for the contest! Congrats, you’re in the lead! I hope you win!!

  • mags
    May 14, 2009 at 7:49 am

    hi jenna!

    i am a little behind on comments so i’m not sure if you know this, but when you scroll over the applicants’ videos for the murphy goode contest, it shows how many people have picked them as a favorite… and yours has 668!! i didn’t see many others that were even over 100!!

    go jenna!

  • Julie
    May 14, 2009 at 7:59 am

    I just wanted to tell you that I recently started following your blog and I am so inspired by your courage. Thank you for sharing your experiences, it has certainly had an effect on me.

  • Anais
    May 14, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I tried to find some cocoa nibs yesterday and couldn’t find any!!! 🙁 Your pb mousse always looks amazing 🙂

  • Matt
    May 14, 2009 at 8:09 am

    I’m usually hungry when I wake up in the morning as well, but once I get into my run I forget about it and it goes away. However, a few minutes after I get back, I am starving!

  • Danielle
    May 14, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Hope your grandpa is okay with the surgery today!
    congrats on a good run!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 14, 2009 at 8:19 am

    the breakfast looks perfect! So much tasty variety 🙂 I need to take from that and add to my own.

    Great run! I feel I think of food when I run first thing in the AM too.

    Have a wonderful day

  • Nicole
    May 14, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Glad you had a great run!
    I love the Raisin Ezekiel bread too but I don’t buy it very often because I don’t know what else I can eat it with other than butter. Do you have any ideas of something wonderful I can spread on it so I can have a reason to go buy it today? lol

    • jenna
      May 14, 2009 at 8:24 am


      I love mine with almond butter! 🙂

  • brandi
    May 14, 2009 at 8:25 am

    i think I need to get new dates because mine aren’t that big! have a good day, and I hope things are going well with your grandpa today.

  • Taylor
    May 14, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Mmmm, I love cinnamon raisi toast. It’s delicious! 🙂
    Good luck with practice on Saturday.
    You’ll do great!

  • Run Sarah
    May 14, 2009 at 8:39 am

    What an awesome breakfast! Love the banana & yogurt combo.

  • Gym Rat Girl
    May 14, 2009 at 8:47 am

    You have an award on my blog! Thanks for the great posts.

  • BethT
    May 14, 2009 at 8:53 am

    wouldn’t it be funny if you were picked for that job and were here in SF FOR the Nike race? 🙂 I’m bummed, I wasn’t picked in the lottery… oh well. I’ll gladly take you on culinary tours of SF if you’re working in wine country!

  • polly
    May 14, 2009 at 9:02 am

    I voted for you, my sweet sunshine girl! How can they NOT pick you? I mean, come on. You are go-juss, sweet, talented, and a delight. 🙂

    Happy yoga today, hope it’s yummy. 😉 Maybe come over and say hi! Today is thankful Thursday and I’m thankful for your sweet heart. 🙂

  • Bec
    May 14, 2009 at 9:46 am

    enjoy the relaxing day a head of you!

  • Donna
    May 14, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Hey Jen!

    Hope you decide to take the day as you please — just enjoy it! 🙂


  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    May 14, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I LOVE ezekiel products. The bread gets nice and crispy when you toast – perfect for all-natural nut butters 🙂 Yay, for a good run this morning!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    May 14, 2009 at 9:56 am

    good to hear you had a nice run! that pb mousse looks better and better every time!

  • K
    May 14, 2009 at 9:58 am

    That is a killer breakfast!! I love the sounds of that!

  • Ellen (Peace In Motion)
    May 14, 2009 at 10:06 am

    exercising when I’mhungry can be such a struggle. Sometime it get my mind off my hunger, but mostly my stomach just won’t quit!

  • Menden (SkinnyMenny)
    May 14, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Hey there! That Murphy-Goode gig looks aaaah-mazing! I hope you win…you’ve got my vote! 🙂

  • Marissa
    May 14, 2009 at 10:08 am

    I’m the same way if I work out before breakfast

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    May 14, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I totally just had to cut my workout short because I was too hungry. I got a massive headache and had to walk my tiny hiny home for some eats! I am sooo in love with your pb mousse mix. Mmm! Hope you have a great afternoon!

  • elizabeth
    May 14, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Hi Jenna, I have just ordered some PB2. When you make your PB Mousse do you mix the PB2 with water and then add it to the yogurt or do you mix it dry? Thanks for all of the insipiration you give me through your blog! Elizabeth

  • Jess
    May 14, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Interesting, I’m rarely hungry when I run. Maybe because I go so early in the morning. Running seems to suppress my appetite.

  • Lindsey (fiteats)
    May 14, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Ok, all this pb mousse is really making me want some pb2!!!

  • Hallie
    May 14, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I think about food often when I’m running…well, or doing much of anything, really 🙂 wonder why I read food blogs??

    Actually, I have a hard time “zoning out” while I’m running. I know my struggles with it are purely mental, but when I’m running I often just think, “la la, I’m running, I am slow, I want to be better, where’s the next 1/4 mile marker, I want to walk” etc. All in my head because my body is fine. Do you (or anyone) have tips to help me zone out and not think about the fact that I’m running? I have music, sometimes my puppy or a friend to run with, pretty scenery, and none of it matters…

  • Nicole
    May 14, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I would never be able to run without eating first. I am always *ravenous* when I wake up in the morning. Enjoy your relaxing day!

  • Jessica
    May 14, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Yum, looks like a great breakfast. I love the PB mousse idea!!

  • Melissa (Nibbles and Wiggles)
    May 14, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Great breakfast! Good luck on the wine gig, you got my vote.

  • Michelle in Alaska
    May 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Goodness, I tried to mix plain yogurt with PB2 & it just tasted tangy to me!!! I guess I am used to sweet yogurts, so I am wondering does it taste sweet at all to you?! Michelle 🙂

  • Caroline
    May 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I had some of that Ezekiel toast for breakfast this morning too–love it!