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Dressed Up For….Food?



For some reason I got really dressed up this morning and now I’m not quite sure why. Oh well. I guess I’ll go to the grocery store in style later!

Spinning was great this morning…I love the teacher because you can tell she is an uber triathlete and really pushes us. I was dripping sweat all throughout the class and did some abs on the stability ball after as well.

I had to run some errands right after the gym, so I packed a snack to go!


Again, I just LOVE these fruit bars! I think my favorite so far is the strawberry, but the passionfruit was very yummy as well.

Lunch was extra delicious today. For the first time, I added a serving of PB2 to a half cup of 2% Fage to create the ultimate (and healthy!) peanut butter mousse


Oh my goodness, was it ever decadent, rich and dense!!! This was amazing and, in my book, worth buying the whole jar of PB2 just to create this! It tasted exactly like a peanut butter mousse you would get a restaurant but with a whole lot more protein and much healthier. And, I’m not going to lie, I really don’t think I can ever eat Fage 0% again because the 2% is just SO much better and richer!!! That extra little bit of fat really makes all the difference in the world….

With my mousse, I also had one of these bad boys:


I really love these and they are so incredibly tasty, but they don’t fill me up on their own with only 260 calories. However, when you pair it with something like peanut butter mousse (hehe), it becomes an incredibly satisfying meal!

All together with some grapies:


Perfect with some peppermint tea to drink—


Look at the sweet picture my mom gave me last night of my brother and I several years ago—I put it on the new stove so I can look at it every day 🙂 This picture was taken just before his 10th grade homecoming and he looked so cute!


For the rest of the day I am writing and then hopefully later getting my butt to the grocery store to buy ingredients for meals I can actually COOK in my new oven!

On another note: tomorrow starts the day I officially begin my half marathon training!

I got a training schedule from my coach but I am going to modify it a bit because I can only run 3x a week (or else my shins start acting up!) and I’m going to do my short runs on the treadmill (gag, I know) and save my weekly long runs for outside. That way I’m not pounding the pavement too much. I can’t wait to get back into running and hope my endurance meets me where I want to be!

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  • Megan
    May 11, 2009 at 10:21 am

    OMG PB Mousse looks delish!

    The pic of you and your bro is so adorable!

    And, good luck on the half marathon training! I have mine in a little less than 6 weeks!! So excited!

  • sara84
    May 11, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Hi Jenna,

    Did you mix the PB2 with water first and then add the yogurt or did you mix the yogurt with the PB2 powder?

    • jenna
      May 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm


      No water—-just mixed the powder straight into the yogurt!

  • Rebecca
    May 11, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I totally know what you mean about the Fage! I used to get 0%, but after trying the 2%, I’ll never go back. It’s surprising how a tiny bit of fat can make the yogurt taste exponentially better — it tastes creamy and rich and just so yummy. I eat mine with a topping of fresh fruit — I put half a banana, 4-5 strawberries, and a handful of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries into the food processor, and then pour the fruit mix over the Fage. Then I sprinkle a bit of organic granola on top. The most delicious breakfast ever!!!! 🙂

  • elliebelle
    May 11, 2009 at 10:47 am

    That peanut butter mousse looks amazing. You are right the 2% Fage is a million times better than the 0%. 🙂

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    May 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

    You look cute!! Love it!

    Fage 2% is SOOOOOOOO much better! I am obsessed. It is definitely delicious with PB2.

    What a sweet picture of you and John. That was so nice of your Mom to do that =)

    Have a fabulous day in that stylish outfit, girl!

  • Run Sarah
    May 11, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Your pb mousse looks amazing. What a nice photo of you and your brother.

  • Melanie
    May 11, 2009 at 10:56 am

    What have you been writing? Journaling, or working on ideas for articles? I know you said that writing was your dream; it’s mine too; I’m always interested to hear about how people like to go about getting the “writing flow” going…

    The peanut butter mousse looks crazy good!!

  • Maggie
    May 11, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I just bought this book:

    in order to train for my next 1/2-marathon. I’ve been struggling with a hip injury and am hoping that fewer miles = less pain. I’ll give you a review once I’ve actually implemented the program but thought you may like another training resource.

  • Gretchen
    May 11, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I think dressing a bit when you don’t have a structured job to go to everyday is a great way to keep motivated and productive. And it just makes you feel better when you look purdy, doesn’t it?

  • Moran (The Running Addict)
    May 11, 2009 at 11:00 am

    WOW that PB Mousse looks so good! And so thick, I am impressed!
    I only tried the 10% and 0% Fage, never the 2% one!

  • Anais
    May 11, 2009 at 11:02 am

    They don’t sell PB2 where I live, but I’m going to the States in 2 week-ends and it’s on my list of things to buy! Can’t wait to try your PB mousse idea 😉 Lovely picture too btw 🙂

  • Sarah M
    May 11, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful pic of you and John!

    And what a great idea with the PB2 and Fage. Yum!

  • fitforfree
    May 11, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I agree — 2% fage takes the cake!
    That pic is beautiful.

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    May 11, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I love green!! Your shirt is adorable.

    That photo is also so sweet. I bet you’ll cherish that 🙂

  • Stacey M
    May 11, 2009 at 11:12 am

    What a priceless photograph. I am sure looking at it will fill you with many happy memories! I hope it also serves as an inspiration to “keep on keepin’ on,” as they say. I am sure he is honored and proud of you. PS – I definitely have to try the PB2 idea; thanks.

  • Jenna
    May 11, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Some days it just fun and makes you feel better to get all dressed up. 🙂 That fage looks amazing!! Great idea!

    Thats a great picture of you and your brother!

  • K
    May 11, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Dressing up always makes me feel good about myself! That Greek yogurt dish is the sole reason I want to get my hands on PB2!! YUM!

    What a beautiful picture of you and your brother!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    May 11, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Peanut Butter Mousse!! That sounds amazing!!!

  • Shelly
    May 11, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I love the 2% Fage- it’s totally worth the extra 30 calories/cup. 🙂 I am back to the 0% because for some reason, my local grocery is really bad about only having 0% or 2% at any given time, so I take what I can get.

  • Hallie
    May 11, 2009 at 11:25 am

    I have to try PB2 in yogurt…seems like the way to go. I bet the chocolate PB2 is amazing in Greek yogurt too 🙂

  • Melissa
    May 11, 2009 at 11:26 am

    When you look good, you feel good and you look great Jenna!

  • Lauren
    May 11, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I can see that everyone seems to love the PB Mousse!! (myself included) Where do you get PB2? Do you have to order it from somewhere?
    The picture of you and your brother is beautiful! I have a little brother and can’t imagine how you must feel.
    Have a great day
    God bless!

  • Erin
    May 11, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Very cute green top. And the pb mousse is a brillz idea. Beauts pic of you and John.

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    May 11, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Sometimes I just need to dress up to boost my mood…even if I’m not leaving the house all day!

    Your lunch looks perfect.

    I never regret the fact that I am snapping pictures all day long. If I can capture just one memory to look back on, like that picture of you and your brother, it is completely worth it!

  • Victoria
    May 11, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Great picture of you and your brother. Good luck with your training!

  • brandi
    May 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

    dressing up for no reason is fun 🙂

    i have pb2, but I have yet to try it in yogurt. i need to!

  • Beadie
    May 11, 2009 at 11:55 am

    hmmmmm…..I was not a fan of PB2 but maybe this is a use I could really dig. I have half a jar somewhere in my pantry that needs to be used.

    Great picture!

  • runeatrepeat
    May 11, 2009 at 11:56 am

    I love the picture of you and your brother 🙂
    Dressing nicer was one of my New Year’s resolutions that I’m still working on! I always go to the store dressed like a tragedy.

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    May 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I’m definitely going to have to try your PB2 mousse idea!

  • Katherine
    May 11, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Dressing up is fun! I know I am more cheerful when I wear brighter colours!! Happy writing 🙂

  • Shelby
    May 11, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Now I need some PB2…I haven’t had it in a while but oh my gosh, how amazing! That mousse is mouthwatering!

  • Help Meghan Run
    May 11, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Hmm how does Fage 2% taste different from the 0%? I have never tried it before. Sounds like it would be delicious with peanut butter, however.

    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • skinnyrunner
    May 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    i will definitely have to try your “peanut butter mousse”. we love anything pb in our house, and its generally never in a healthy form…. cute pictures too.

  • Lindsay
    May 11, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Good idea with the PB2…I’ll have to try that!

  • emily
    May 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    good luck and have fun with your training! that’s exciting.

    putting a little extra effort into my appearance boosts my confidence and productivity too, i think, even if I’m just working at home all day.

  • brianna
    May 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Omgosh that pb mousse looks out of this world! Yum yum! That picture of you and your brother is so adorable. Thats a really good idea to stick it above your stove so you can have good memories while cooking away =)

  • SnowKat
    May 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm


    I am totally with you on the 2% Fage ! I used to always get the 0%, but the added (tiny bit) fat/cal is well worth the luxurious creamy texture you get with the 2%.

    You look so pretty today ! I know how you feel with the ‘all dressed up and no where to go’… hehe ! Sometimes it just feels good to look pretty even if you’re just running a few errands 😀

    PS Have been wanting to try PB2, but not sure where to get it. Probably Amazon ?

  • Lacey
    May 11, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I totally agree with you on the 0% Fage I buy it because I know its lower in fat but mmm mmm mm how good is the 2% its so delish and creamy like dessert! I love it with a bit of honey drizzled in it.

  • michelle
    May 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I am going to need to modify my running as well due to shin splints. Any advice you can give me would be great girlie!!!
    Good luck with your half marathon training!!

    Peanut butter mousse!!! WHO KNEW!

  • Lauren
    May 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Jenna, you look great! And I love the photo of you and John 🙂

    The pb mousse looks simply sensational, and you’ve convinced me to buy some PB2. I’ve been creating healthy “cheesecake” with whipped cottage cheese, greek yogurt, and other add-ins – I’d love to add a healthy “mousse” to my rotation!

  • Amanda
    May 11, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    You look so pretty! I have that same Women’s Running magazine – I got it at the expo for the 10 mile race that I did 2 weekends ago … I think it’s a great idea to have such a specific magazine like that. Training 3 days a week will be perfect – that’s what the Smart Coach program on RunnersWorld.com had me doing for my half-marathon. I, however, didn’t completely follow it, overdid it, and hurt my shins!! There is definitely something to be said for never running 2 days in a row – that’s my new rule!

  • Sarah
    May 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    sometimes it feels great to get dressed up for no reason!

    I’m going to try some pb2 mixed with my greek yogurt this afternoon- can’t wait!

  • Colleen
    May 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    You look so pretty! You should throw some graham cracker crumbs into the PB2 yogurt – yummy! That’s my favorite addition to pudding. 🙂

    That picture of you and John is sweet – still keeping you all in my prayers!

  • Mary-Jo
    May 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    what a sweet picture of you and your brother ~ with his ocean in the background, no less.
    you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health
    May 11, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Those pockets don’t fill me up either but they are so good! Yesterday I randomly dressed up too then realized the only place I went was best buy. Oh well sometimes it just feels good to get all dressy!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    May 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    PM mousse looks DELISH! and as always, you look beautiful 😉

  • Lindsey (fiteats)
    May 11, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I do that sometimes… I wake up and get all ready and dressed cute and think, “I’m not even doing anything today! What am I doing?” But at least you’ll feel cute and good about yourself all day long!

    have a great day!

  • *Andrea*
    May 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    you look stunning in green! it goes beautifully with your bright blue eyes. that picture frame of you and your brother is so wonderful.. you both look so happy

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    May 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I agree about the Fage 2% – it’s so creamy and delicious, I could even eat it without honey or fruit! The 0% is definitely more tart. The organic Stonyfield Oikos brand only comes in non-fat, but I think it tastes sweeter and a little fluffier. I think Kath likens it to buttercream frosting! Also, I’m so tempted by your pb mousse creation that I might bite the bullet and buy my own jar of PB2 🙂

  • Jen
    May 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    PB mousse made with Fage is downright brilliant! I wish I could find some PB2 around here. And seriously, pairing it with the spinach-feta pocket sounds like the makings of a decadent lunch!

    The picture of you and your brother is adorable. 🙂 Good luck with today’s writing!

  • Aisha
    May 11, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Hey, I know this sounds really strange, but I mix peanut butter into quark, it ends up tasting like a cheesecake. I don’t have any PB2 as I live in London, just normal peanut butter. Also that green top is really cute.

  • Danielle
    May 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I love that you put the picture of you and your brother on the stove, what a great place to see it everyday.
    That pb mousse sounds great!

  • Stef
    May 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Beautiful picture! Good luck on your training, I think it’s smart to modify the schedule so you don’t bust your legs early on!

  • Still Life in South America
    May 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I have those days where I wake up and feel like dressing up or putting on red lipstick. Why not grocery shop in style? 🙂

    I love the picture of you and John. So beautiful.

    Good luck with the half marathon training. That magazine looks like good reading, especially with a bowl of PB mousse!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Beautiful picture! 🙂
    Food looks amazing!
    Nothing beats a huge sweat from a workout! I am actually thinking about how amazing that would be right now! LOL Soon!

    Have a great evening!

  • Matt
    May 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I am agree about the 2% being better. I buy all my dairy in 2%; it just beats the hell out of skim!

  • Dee
    May 11, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    Im so excited for you as you begin training~ is there any way you can share (link to/email me) your coach’s training schedule. I’m really hoping to run a distance race myself in the fall and would love a schedule that I know is legit. Thank you! : )

    p.s. Your blog has been an amazing wall for me to lean upon as I struggled through some really tough times with food. I have come so far personally, and still can’t go a day without my eatliverun reading. haha : D

    • jenna
      May 11, 2009 at 6:53 pm


      well I don’t have a link to my schedule because all I was given was a piece of paper but in tomorrow’s post I will go into greater detail about it!

  • Emily
    May 11, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I think food is probably one of the better things to get dressed up for! 🙂

    Your PB2 yogurt “mousse” looks amazing…I think its time to buy some…

  • FitFoodie
    May 11, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    What a cute pic with your brother!

    I love mixing PB2 and Fage too! It tastes soooo good. You would never know it’s good for you 🙂

  • Adi (oatonomy.com - repaired!)
    May 11, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Getting dressed up for no reason is sometimes better than getting dressed up for occasion 🙂
    Hope you had a great day, Jenna.

  • Raffi
    May 11, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Have you tried mixing the Fage with fresh ground peanut butter? Let those who can’t find PB2 know! Maybe DLites will be worth the trip for me though – prbly 15 mins. Hadn’t heard of it and it seems their site is down.

  • justrun
    May 11, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    This really makes me want to get re-hooked on PB2. 🙂

    I think your modifications to your running plan sound great! I did the same for a knee issue (saving outside runs for the long run) and it worked out fine. Good luck!

  • Dee
    May 11, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks Jenna~ you’re awesome! You know I’ll be reading ; )