Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Eat, Live….

Hey hey it’s Monday and I have an ANNOUNCEMENT! But you’ll have to wait till the end of this post to read it.

Anyways, sorry I’m a slacker and this is so late! I’ve been getting my yoga on. Had some egg white oatmeal for breakfast:

1/2 c oats, 1 c water, 2 egg whites, 1 banana, 1 T almond butter and pumpkin butter.
Took my sore arms to a 75 minute power flow class, which rocked my shoulders off with all the handstand prep and openers! After class, I grabbed a small soy chai latte and then worked at the desk at the studio for the next couple hours. Twas fun! I tried on Lululemon groove pants and fell in love…they fit like a GLOVE. But, alas, I took them off and told myself to wait….I can totally see where the obsession lies now though. I mean, my butt LOVED those pants. LOVED. sigh.
Grabbed a sandwich at the Italian deli next door for lunch. This is roasted eggplant and bell pepper with tomato, lettuce, pepperjack cheese, balsamic and avocado on sourdough:
It was insanely messy (and delicious).
so, yes, my big announcement! So apparently I can’t really RUN despite my best efforts….
The effort was there…really! However, mega painful shin splits + $500 orthotics + bad sprained ankle = jenna no run no more.
And what do former runners do when their game hits the dust (besides hours of power yoga)?
I’ve been invited to participate in the Napa Echelon Gran Fondo on May 23rd, which is a 100 mile cycling event all throughout wine country. Considering I have never in my life even BEEN ON a roadbike, this should be interesting. 100 miles? No big deal. Y’all probably know by now that I love a good challenge/adventure and this will surely be that. All proceeds for the event go to further cancer research and so, yet again, I’ve pledged myself to raise $5,000 for the cause.
Eat Live…… Ride?

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  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    January 11, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Totally hear you on the groove pants – wish Lululemon wasn’t so darn pricey! I don’t road bike, either, but I have several friends who do and they love it. I’m sure you’ll be able to do the 100 miles easy. Good luck!

  • Melissa
    January 11, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Jenna you’re awesome. What an amazing challenge. Can’t wait to donate and read all about your training. Just watch – cycling is going to become the new running throughout the blog world 🙂

  • Angela (Oh She Glows)
    January 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    ‘my butt loved those pants’

    Hahahah omg its so true eh?

    Goodluck with your exciting biking challenge! That sounds incredible. Im sure the views will make it all worthwhile too.

  • Evan Thomas
    January 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    That’s fantastic! Best of luck. I honestly never even learned to ride a bike lol. But it’s really about the fundraising and I bet you’ll reach your goal in no time

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City)
    January 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Cute post title! You are so gonna love riding a road bike! My Husband and I are actually thinking of making a trip to the west coast for a century ride in Napa this upcoming fall.

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats
    January 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    That sounds like a fun, adventurous challenge to me! And it’s thru wine country? sounds like their will be some gorgeous sites. 🙂

  • chrissy
    January 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I LOVE cycling! I’ve been training for a marathon on February 14th so I’m taking a break from the bike. But I can’t wait to get back on it come spring time! Best of luck – if anyone can do it, you can. 🙂

  • amanda
    January 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I would totally suggest riding. I have a friend who went riding all across the country last summer and absolutely love it. Good luck to you in whatever you decide. I know how you must feel not being able to run tho…..can’t even imagine

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    January 11, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Yayyy! That’s so awesome!! Can’t wait to read all about it!

    Bon nuit, mon amie! Well, bon nuit for me that is! =)

    A tout a l’heure!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Thats fabulous! You can definitely do it girl!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 11, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Hooray for cycling! After my last marathon I had a pretty serious hamstring injury keeping me off the roads, so I turned to cycling! I love spinning classes now and just finished my first (indoor) triathlon. Hooray for new goals!!

    I’m lovin’ all of your veggie-packed sammies :-0

  • Seth
    January 11, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Awesome! Welcome to the best sport in the world. =]

  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    January 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    That’s so awesome Jenna – good for you! I hope biking keeps you healthy, fit, and injury free 🙂

  • Jaime
    January 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Woot! That ride sounds like something you can definitely rock!!

    The groove pants are the bestest Lulu piece ever. No one’s bum looks bad in them…no one I tell ya!

    Here’s the deal about Lulu…yes, more expensive…but they last forever!! Any of my cheaper Nike or store brands yoga items have shrunk, lost shape or fallen apart within a year or two (at the most). I have Lulu items that are going on 6 years old and other than the fact that they are loose because I lost weight, they are still going strong!

    Ha, they should totally hire me for marketing. 😉

  • justrun
    January 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    That’s awesome! After running and yoga, cycling is, like, my third favorite thing to do. 😉 Good luck with your training! I look forward to supporting you!

  • linda
    January 11, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I love everything in Lululemon but can’t make myself pay their prices. With that type of money, I’ll have to save it for running shoes. For now, it’s Champion yoga pants for me. It’s a quality brand, and who doesn’t love shopping at Target’s exercise department.

  • Kati @ Living Well
    January 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    OOoh, exciting! I have thought before of getting into cycling…uh, or at least owning a bike! 🙂 Maybe I will one day.

  • Allison K
    January 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    You can totally do it. I rode 40 miles once with no conditioning. Granted I was 13…so my body bounced back a bit better then!

  • emma
    January 11, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    YAY! I haven’t posted in so long (guess I’m one of those hidden blog lurkers, I’ve been reading your blog since it started) but this makes me so happy to hear! I also wish I could be a runner, but it’s just too hard on my knees, so biking is my go-to sport.
    good luck 🙂

  • Kerry
    January 11, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile, although admittedly this is my first comment!
    Please keep us posted on your training. I can no longer run due to an annoying recurrent IT band issue. 🙁 I do lots of yoga and love it, but miss the outdoorsiness of running!
    Soooo…I, too, am picking up biking. I’m signed up for a 63 mile “ride for the cure” this May in Virginia, and I would love to see your tips and training schedule!!

  • Valerie
    January 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    That should be a beautiful ride! Good for you!! I live in Chico, CA which is about 3 hours from you. We have the annual Wildflower ride here every April. It brings cyclists from near and FAR and it’s been said to be one of the most beautiful rides. I would certainly agree, although I’m biased. I have only done the flatflower ride (which is 30 miles with no hills), but there are all different levels and distances. Just thought I’d let you know in case you’d be interested as preparation for the 100 miles. Plus, Chico is a great town!!

    Here’s the link if you or anyone else is interested: http://www.chicovelo.org/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26:wildflower&catid=6:century-series&Itemid=4

    Happy cycling!


  • Katherine
    January 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Groove pants are a dangerous, yet wonderful, addiction. Once you buy a pair you’ll never go back!

    Congrats on deciding to do the century ride! I’ve heard wonderful things about cycling (especially for former runners) and it’s great to see that you’re going to do it for a good cause, too.

  • Mama Pea
    January 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Good for you! I’m sure you will excel at cycling like you do at everything else.

    I’m pretty certain that there is direct ratio of cost of pants to look of butt in said pants. Yoga pants, jeans, it makes no difference.

  • Niki
    January 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Very exciting!! I’m looking forward to following you throughout your new bike journey!!

  • Jordan
    January 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    LOVE cycling!!! You’ll be so happy you are doing all those hip openers in yoga, they make a world of difference. Your ankles and feet will thank you (but you may need to treat your butt to those lululemon pants to make up now that it knows it’s about to be on a 100 mile bike ride 🙂 ).
    This race sounds like heaven. Do you know the competitiveness level? I might try to get my mom to do this with me for Mother’s Day.

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    January 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    100 mile bike ride sounds like a marathon in running world. I know you can do it if ya put your mind to it! I know a great place you can buy a nice road bike ; )

  • Megan
    January 11, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Owning a road bike will change you life! I got one about a year ago and quickly started to put 100 miles a week on it. So fun, So fast and efficient. Good luck with your training – the hard part is not making your legs stronger, its getting your butt used to sitting on the hard seat for so long! : )

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    January 11, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Congratulations Jenna on finding a huge goal to reach for. I’m sorry running seems like a lost cause, but I’m so happy for you that you didn’t let that stand in your way! Good luck, I will be praying that you surpass your goal amount and that your training goes well!

  • Jesse
    January 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Sorry you can’t run Jenna! iBut t’s important to, in the words of Thoreau, march to the beat of your own drum, which you seem to be doing. It would be really boring if the only exercise anyone did was to run! Can’t wait to follow your progress training on the bike! Good luck girl! 🙂

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    January 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    EVERYONE i work with is a cyclist…they love it, so be forewarned that you will get addicted, especially with a trip through wine country 🙂

    good luck! you’re going to do great!

  • Karen
    January 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve been stating for months to you that cycling is way better than running, 100 miles is alot but if you start now you should be good to go come the race. Have fun, it’s addicting. I’m riding in the MS150 in the spring.

  • MelissaNibbles
    January 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    You can’t run, but you can yoga, tae-bo, zumba, elliptical, stairmaster, and cycle. There are so many other fitness related activities that get your heart rate pumping. People seem to obsess over running though. I’m glad you’re bringing other types of races to people’s attention. Good luck girl! You’ll rock it!

  • Betsy
    January 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Jenna, that is so wonderful! Cycling is a fabulous activity and such a great workout! Good luck with everything!

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    January 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    TOO COOL!!! I’m so excited to read about your cycling adventures!!!!! Good luck Jenna!!

  • Maria (realfitmama)
    January 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Cycle, Jenna, Cycle…that sounds like an amazing (possibly daunting) but beautiful task. 100 miles would be a little out of my reach (I’m no Lance Armstrong!!) I have every faith and confidence that you’ll do great…

  • Lauren
    January 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Jenna that’s awesome about cycling!!! I love biking and try to do it as much as possible, even if it’s just to work and back but I’m going to be raising funds and participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer this fall, Lord willing. It’s a 75 mile bike ride each way to Lexington, KY and back to Louisville, KY and all the proceeds go to cancer research! You should check it out! It’s a two day weekend event in September. Can’t wait to hear more about your new cycling adventures.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Jenna, your innovative and strong spirit never fail to impress me. Most people would take some of those caveats involved with running and just quit exercising all together. You just took it as an excuse to take up a another fabulous sport with a big challenge. I’m so proud of you! Rock it!

  • Kelly
    January 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    That is so exciting about cycling! That will be a good challenge to prepare for in the coming months. I think I should take up cycling because I’ve never really loved running but I do love outdoor activities. Good luck!

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances
    January 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I’m sorry you can no longer run but excited to hear all about your cycling training! Good luck!

  • Marissa
    January 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    WOW! That is so cool!!!!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    January 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Woohoo!!! Maybe cycling will totally be your thing. Sounds like it’s going to be a blast! Gah! And in Napa?!! Phenom!!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life)
    January 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Ooooh, I’ve always wanted to be a biker chick ;P So excited to watch your training and progress as you enter the world of biking! Very COOL!!!

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace
    January 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Oh my gosh girl! So exciting. Defiintely something to look forward to for you and us readers 🙂

  • Christina
    January 11, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I love biking!! I put hundreds of miles on my bike throughout the spring and summer. The ride through wine country sounds incredible!!

  • Christina
    January 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I just have to tell you- when you get a road bike, insist on starting out with platform pedals (just regular pedals). They will try to get you to you clipless pedals and it will be scary and you will fall over and hurt yourself. Get used to riding a road bike, then get used to clipless pedals.
    Enjoy it- biking is so fun and that sounds like an awesome ride!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    January 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    oooh Jenna you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE cycling! Its addictive once you start (just don’t be put off by how sore your butt will feel after the first few rides – it gets better!). My advice – invest in a good pair of padded cycling shorts…they may not look ‘great’ but they really help on those long rides!

  • Claudia @...and so I ran
    January 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Sounds like a great challenge!! Can’t wait to hear all about your NEW adventure.

  • Echelon Gran Fondo
    January 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    WOW JENNA, what a following you have, nice!
    Ok, to all of you runners–Ditch the running shoes– Echelon is about everyone and not just about hard core cyclists. There are 30, 60, and 100 mile options and the whole thing is more about the experience, the food, Livestrong and the local charities. If we pull it off it will be a full on foodie festival with some rock and roll too. Register if interested. It may fill up.

    Hunter Z–Founder of http://www.echelongranfondo.org http://www.planetz.org
    PS We are gonna get Jenna to do the whole 100.

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    January 11, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I burst out laughing so hard at the end of this post–game darned close to spraying laptop with hot tea as in truly ROTFLMAO. Why the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks NOT ride in a 100M Grand Fondo bike-a-thon as a novice. Doesn’t everybody? Too, funny, and so great! Let’s hope you don’t know any parachute jumpers/Mt. Everest Climbers!

  • Corinne
    January 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    “However, mega painful shin splits + $500 orthotics + bad sprained ankle….” So if that doesn’t sound like a quote from “Born to Run” then I don’t know what does! ha. GOOD LUCK WITH THE BIKE CHALLENGE. YOU can totally do it!

  • Kyla
    January 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about the running Jenna! Maybe your blog should be called Eat, Live, Ohm?

  • lindsay
    January 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Ah! So exciting! You can totally do that cycle 🙂
    I have the lulu groove pants (bought them as my birthday present to myself, no shame) and they are worth the moolah. They love my bum and make it look awesome and they are just so comfy yet nice looking that I hate wearing something other than them 😉

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    January 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Eat, Live, Ride!! I love it!!

  • Jenna
    January 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I feel your pain about the pants! I dont know how many times i have gone into lulu’s and walked out empty handed because of the prices 🙁 Congrats on the new biking plans 🙂 I’m sure you’ll rock it, I’m looking forward to hearing about your training for the race 😀

  • Jil
    January 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Sounds like an amazing opportunity! I’m sure you’ll take to a road bike like a fish to water! 🙂 I LOVE cycling…though the closest I’ve realllly come to a road bike is the stationary bike that the gym…so not close at all. haha 🙂

  • Jenna
    January 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Congrats jenna! That’s awesome! So are you gonna do it?!

  • Crunchy Granola Gal
    January 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    three things:
    1. not only are they amazingly comfortable, but groove pants make everyone’s ass look good. i don’t even have an ass, but turn heads every time i walk outside in my grooves. funny.
    2. LOVE sourdough bread in california. it’s just better there. sandwich looks fab.
    3. that’s AWESOME about the ride! i know you will have no problem raising all that money – and for such a good cause. kudos to you girl!

  • Gracie
    January 11, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    that’s awesome!! it’s really inspiring that you’re not letting the injury get to you….instead you’re moving on with your life and finding other ways to be healthy and happy!

  • Casey @ SpicyandSweet
    January 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    That’s GREAT Jenna!! You’re gonna kick that race’s booty. 🙂

    And your sandwich looks awesome!

  • hk (hopie)
    January 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Eat, Live, LOVE LOVE LOVE your courage and determination- take on any challenge, put you’re mind to it, and succeed. Talk about girl power 🙂

    xoo lots of hugs! you’re a rockstar, jenna!

  • Kristen
    January 11, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    That is so exciting! Congrats!

  • Megan
    January 11, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Road bikes are addicting. I swore I would never become one of those “bike” people even with continuous nudging from my mother. (She is one of those “bike people”) and sure enough it happened. I have a feeling the bug might bite you too and sooner rather than later riding a road bike will feel like you have been doing it your whole life.

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Congrats! I bet you will love it!

  • Stef
    January 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    ah lulu groove pants are sent from above!! congrats on being invited to join that race, what an amazing experience that’ll be!

  • theemptynutjar
    January 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I just want to say I admire you…and envy you…but above anything APPLAUD you to do this for charity. I am so aware now after challenges and currently battling challenges that I will do anything to help out someone else…usually it just means smiling at someone…but whatever one can do…excellent to help charity Jenna.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    You’ll rock that challenge!!! When my aunt had to give up running because of her knees, she took up cycling, and she LOVES it!

    Can’t wait to hear about your progress!

  • shelby
    January 11, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    wow that is so cool that you were invited for that race! biking is just as easily fun as running, I think you will do great, iam too sorry about you having to put up your running shoes, but whenever a door closes there will always be a new door opening, love your blog
    – shelby

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    January 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Good luck! I think I know someone who did that ride . . . unless it was another 100 mile bicycle ride in CA? I’m sure you’ll have a blast!

  • Erin
    January 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    What a cool opportunity for a great cause! Can’t wait to follow you on the journey. 😀

  • j.l.
    January 11, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    i’m riding 184 miles in the fall for MS. this will mark by bf’s 4th year riding and he HAS MS, so if he can do it, i better put up and shut up! 😉

    you can do it, too! the motion of cycling’s a beautiful thing. zen as yoga…but buy some padded pearl izumi shorts!

  • Katharine
    January 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    What an exciting decision! I’m constantly inspired by how gracefully you take on challenges – I’m sure this will be the same and can’t wait to watch it happen!

  • Joy
    January 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I am so proud of you! Great job and tell me where to donate!

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    January 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    So fun Jenna! I raced in college and have actually biked across the country twice. Biking is such a great sport and I always get pumped when more people find their way into it!

  • Audrey
    January 11, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I too had to give up running (thanks knees) and instead I spin. It’s fabulous! Although I still envy those who can run, riding is a pretty sweet alternative.

  • Lisa
    January 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Good for you!!!! 100 miles sounds like a long ways to me but those that bike say it’s not so bad! What a beautiful ride that will be!!!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    January 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I am sorry that you can no longer run, but cycling sounds so awesome! I loved biking so much my senior year of college. I need to take it back up sometime!

  • Whit
    January 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    OMG, Jenna that will be AMAZING! I would seriously JUMP at the chance to do that. GOOD LUCK!

  • eatmovelove
    January 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Great get-up-and-go Jenna! And all the better for charity! Who knows…triathlons in the future?!!

    I actually thought you were going to change your title to “Eat, Live, Yoga” or something, haha 😉

  • dorothy
    January 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    OMG that’s an amazing goal! you are honestly such a good role model- if you cant run, you pump up the (INTENSE!!) yoga and now cycling! i dont comment often but i really love your blog and youre such an inspiring person 🙂 excited for the boook!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    January 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Seriously. Groove pants are the butt’s best friend. Everyone should have a pair!
    Sounds like a lovely yoga class.
    The 100 mile cycle sounds like such an incredible challenge, Jenna! I totally believe in you that you can do this.

  • Emily Eats and Exercises
    January 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Biking is awesome. I started this past summer and trained for my first triathlon. I highly recommend getting the clipless pedals. They take a little getting used to (2 small falls) but after that they’re great.

  • lindsey
    January 11, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    i love it! very lance armstrong-esque 🙂 good luck with everything

    ♥ lindsey

  • Kristina
    January 11, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    So, as a former runner (who hopes to run again now that she has a new ACL!), I took up cycling. I have yet to do a century, although it’s on the list of things that I want to do before I’m 40. Still, it is a good goal for a lot of people.
    Since you are in the Bay Area, more or less, there is an AMAZING group called “Velo Girls” (velogirls.com) that promotes women in cycling. It also just promotes cycling in general. I attended a weekend clinic that totally boosted my confidence on the bike and my technique and I’d recommend it to any cyclist.

  • Cyclist Kate
    January 11, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Yay!!! I did my first century last year and it was awesome. Definitely hard (hello, head winds!) but so, so rewarding. And my knees weren’t killing me afterwards, which was a nice bonus.

    If you get into it, I totally recommend the Chico Velo series (as Valerie said above, #21). There are some metric centuries which are shorter distances than the full 100 miles that might be a good way to get used to the mileage. Anyway, it will be so fun! And remember, you can actually eat during these rides because you don’t have to worry about jostling your stomach, so YUMMY food is provided!

  • Matt
    January 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Sounds awesome 😉

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat.
    January 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    100 miles on a bike isn’t bad. Just make sure you have a quality road bike. They don’t have to cost a fortune either. The bike shops around me refurbish old racing bikes and they are a reasonable price and perfect for racing as that’s what they were made for.

  • Mom
    January 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I am absolutely sure that you will be wearing a professional helmet. Yes??

  • Rosey Rebecca
    January 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Jenna, that’s so exciting!! Congrats on the decision! I can’t wait to follow your training schedule!

  • Freya
    January 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Fun challenge! And kudos on listening to your body when it says “STOP RUNNING!” Sometimes I feel like there’s pressure among the health-conscious to be a runner, but cycling sounds just as awesome. Good luck!

  • Brittany
    January 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    1. I love lulumon pants – yes they do great wonders for the booty
    2. Sorry to hear about the running – but
    3. The 100 mile bike ride will be awesome! I have been a runner for years and recently got a road bike. I really enjoy it. Good luck with everything!

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    January 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    jenna you were an awesome runner!! Although you can’t do it anytime soon I think you kicked butt when you did run! Good luck with the ride 🙂

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    January 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Awesome awesome awesome!! Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I have stayed away from all their yoga pants because I will become addicted. That is so cool that you are going to starting cycling I can’t wait to read more about it.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    January 11, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Sounds pretty fun! Go get ’em girl!

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    January 11, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Jenna, Does this mean that you will change your blog Web address? You have a pretty strong brand going on, ya know.

    Good luck with your cycling training. I started taking spinning classes and fell in love. I’ve never done a real live race, though.

  • Lani
    January 11, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I know how that goes, not being able to run. I’ve finally got back into it after spraining my ankle really badly a few months back as well as having arch and tendon pain. Its killer. Cycling is awesome though, I would love to give that challenge a go. I say go get em!

  • Ingunn
    January 11, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    That is so exciting about the race! I’m looking forward to reading about your road bike adventures.

    If you haven’t read it already, I recommend taking a look at the book Born to Run – it was very eye-opening to me re: the shin splints and back pain I get from running.

    This is a good article too: http://www.fitnessspotlight.com/2009/09/10/barefoot-running-injuries/

    I’m a total heel striker, so I am going to get a pair of Fivefingers and try to fix my form.

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It)
    January 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Very exciting Jenna! That is a great challenge. I thought I was replaying my own life there for a minute except with running. I have told hubs that I will run/walk the 1/2 marathon (Reggae Marathon) in Jamaica in Dec. and I have never run in my life until yesterday when I jogged a little on the treadmill. I’m going to try my best and do a few 5k’s before the big one.

    I’m really excited to hear about your biking experience because Kev and I would love new bikes so we can start riding more and doing races. That would be a blast.

    Oh and that sandwich looks awesome!

  • Jen
    January 12, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Jenna – I agree with Ingunn! Have you read _Born to Run_? It might change your mind about running. Running is all about form and some of your physical issues might be “fixed” if you change your form. Those Vibram FiveFinger shoes look ridiculous but they really do work. You have to start out very slowly in them – 5 minutes the first day – but they might help. And don’t worry…I don’t work for the company! I’m a teacher. 🙂 However, biking is really awesome too – you just have to be prepared for headaches like weather and flat tires. Good luck!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    January 12, 2010 at 5:36 am

    How great-a cycling event! I am a cyclist-if you have any questions let me know.

  • Sarah R
    January 12, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Sounds like quite the challenge! You’re a strong gal, you can do it! Good luck on this next journey 🙂

  • Jenny
    January 12, 2010 at 6:04 am

    That’s so cool!! I have a feeling your are going to love cycling…Spinning is definitely my favorite sport, and I would love to get to try road cycling one day 😉

  • Rose
    January 12, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Cycling seems like a great alternative! You’ll do great at the race!

  • Kara
    January 12, 2010 at 6:19 am

    That’s awesome Jenna…you’ll do great! I’d never been on a road bike either before I signed up to do a long-distance charity ride (4,000 miles, eek!) — you’ll get the hang of it quickly, it’s so much fun! Good luck good luck!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    January 12, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Woo, I am so excited about your bike race! And that sandwich sounds insanely good too 😉

  • Scott
    January 12, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Hey Jenna, this is awesome! I’m a cyclist first (actually a mountain biker first…) and a runner second although I run a lot more than I do bike these days.

    I hope you love the event – I ride in the PMC every year, a cycling event in Massachusetts that also raises money for cancer research at Dana-Farber. These cycling/charity events are amazing experiences, life changing for some. Do you have a fundraising site?

  • Gara
    January 12, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I’ve been meaning to shoot you an email about charity events etc. since I read your blog for meal and workout ideas. Anyway, you should check out my website http://www.runningfordel.com I’m running 1000 miles this year (actually from January 1 until October 21) to raise money for a rare neurological disorder called Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood.
    Keep up the blogging! You’re the first site I check every morning!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    January 12, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Wow! That’s incredible!

    I know you’ll do it and it’ll be amazing. Sorry you can’t run anymore!

  • kirsten
    January 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

    This is great news! You can definitely do it!! 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Figuring out what you can do if you can’t do what you used to do is big. Did that make sense. Good for you for finding something else you might enjoy.

  • Katie G
    January 12, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I got a roadbike at the end of this summer and am planning on doing my first 100 miler/century in October…(the one that my college puts on is then)…but am hoping to train a lot this spring/summer leading up to it. Cycling is awesome and I’m sure you’ll love it! I bike because I am the SLOWEST runner in the world, and have knee issues, and it seriously is the best! Good luck!

  • Katie
    January 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I think cycling sounds fantastic! I have been a huge fan of yours for a long time now and your blog has really changed my health philosophy. I have been in the same position (unable to run) since November when I completed my first marathon (in 3:41 no less). It is ssoooo hard to find something that makes me as happy but the time to relax and re-focus has been quite a gift! It sounds like you have a plan but dont get upset because of this minor set-back. Through Crossfit and Yoga, I have found that finding alternative forms of exercise can be a rewarding challenge! Good luck 🙂

  • Linda
    January 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    How exciting for you! Yahoo, a new “passion” for you. I’m happy for you.

  • velogirl
    January 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Jenna! Your blog popped into my google alerts because of the reference in your comments to Velo Girls. Consider this your personal invitation to come out and ride with us anytime! You’ll find our calendar here:


    Lorri Lee Lown
    founder + coach
    Velo Girls

  • Laura
    January 13, 2010 at 8:13 am

    i tried celestial’s sugar cookie tea today, and omg, i could just sit and SMELL the darn stuff for hours. thanks for the inspiration – i’m definitely not a tea-drinker, but i like this stuff. cheers, darlin!

  • Laura
    January 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Jenna – This ride looks AMAZING! I am brand new to road biking and have never taken my two-wheeler out for me than a few-mile spin, but I am seriously seriously considering doing this race!!! If you feel like you have enough time to train for a century by May, maybe I do too!!!