Get Your Engines Started

Well, the day has finally arrived! For two years in a row now I have originally planned on running the Gasparilla Distance Challenge Half Marathon and then developed such excruciating shin splints that I had to drop out from the running. HOWEVER, this morning I am not focusing on the negative, but instead the positive, which is that I still get to participate and run the 5K!

This will be my first 5K ever; in November of 2007 I ran a 10K and loved it. I finished in 55 minutes, which was pretty good for someone running with the Galloway method (I ran 4 minutes and walked 1 the entire time). I’m not going for time today at all….I’m just doing this to have fun and finish strong (hopefully pain-free!)! I am excited to catch up with Caitlin and Meghann, who are being rockstars and have already run a 15K today! Wooheee!!

This morning I arose at the lovely hour of 5:45, thinking how wonderful it felt to sleep in!!! haha 🙂 I read some psalms, drank some water, read some Esther and then made breakfast. Since the race isn’t until 9:30 I decided to just eat a normal hearty breakfast this morning as opposed to just a snack with a meal after.


Oat bran! I love you! This was a combo of 1/2 cup oat bran cooked in 1/2 cup skim, 1/2 cup water and 1 sliced banana, and then mixed with 1/2 scoop chocolate protein (for an extra kick today!!), and a healthy scoop of mr. almond butter. If that’s not fuel, I don’t know what IS!

I‘m off to get some coffee and then get dressed and head over to Greenwise to meet my coworkers! From Greenwise we will all be walking over to the starting point and then hopefully I’ll find Caitlin and Meghann in the crowd. Ryan and my parents will also be somewhere in the crowd (this race generates THOUSANDS) with the camera. I’ll be done by 10:00 and then there was talk about laying by the pool and eating pita pit, which sounds fine with me.

See you in a bit! Wish me luck!

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  • VeggieGirl
    February 28, 2009 at 6:51 am

    ROCK IT OUT GIRL!!!!!!!

  • Keiko
    February 28, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Good luck!

  • Moran
    February 28, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Oh so exciting ! Best of luck Jenna!

  • Emily
    February 28, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Good luck today, Jenna! Have fun!

  • Erin
    February 28, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Good Luck! Have so much fun!

  • Lexi
    February 28, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Good luck today!

  • polly
    February 28, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Have a BLAST, sweetness!

    Wave to pa and ma and Almonzo for me!!

    (a.k.a. dad, mom, and Ryan!!) hehehe 😉

    So FUN to chat with you yesterday, Jenna. You are a PEACH. XOXO

  • Yasmin
    February 28, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Good luck! You will do great!

  • FoodsThatFit
    February 28, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Good luck girl! You are going to do great! The oat bran looks like perfect pre-race fuel!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 28, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Good Luck girl! You are going to do greatttt!

  • joyful
    February 28, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Wishing you a pain-free race!

  • Leah
    February 28, 2009 at 8:02 am

    That oat bran looks amazing!!!!

    HAVE FUN today!!! That’s what it’s all about!!!

  • Shelby
    February 28, 2009 at 8:03 am


    Perfect fuel =)

  • Natalie
    February 28, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Love your breakfast!

    Good luck Jenna!!!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 28, 2009 at 8:51 am

    GOOD LUCK!!!!! You’re a rockstar!

  • Sharon
    February 28, 2009 at 8:54 am

    good luck!!!

  • Julz
    February 28, 2009 at 8:55 am

    GOOD LUCK MAMA!!! <333 And remember your Chi! Def read it before you leaveee

  • Matt
    February 28, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Good luck today!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    February 28, 2009 at 9:31 am

    i hope you had so much fun!!! i love race day energy!!

  • sirenjess
    February 28, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Good luck on your 5k!!!!

  • Erin
    February 28, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Good Luck!!!! That is an awesome bowl of fuel!!

  • kristi
    February 28, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Good Luck Jenna!!!

    Wish I had something like that around here. I want to run a 5k!

  • Bec
    February 28, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Hope the race went well!

  • gina (fitnessista)
    February 28, 2009 at 10:17 am

    best of luck! you’re gonna ROCK IT!

  • brandi
    February 28, 2009 at 10:30 am

    good luck! great running fuel 🙂

  • Amelia
    February 28, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Good luck!!!

  • Alyssa
    February 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Ok, so by now the race is over, but I hope it was great! Have fun lounging today, and I can’t wait for the surprise tomorrow!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 28, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Way to fuel up girl! I always insist on Pita Pit for a post race meal.

    Run like the wind!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 28, 2009 at 11:23 am

    GOOD LUCK!!! Pita pit poolside sounds like an awesome rest of the day, too!

  • Natalya
    February 28, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Good luck!!!!!! Ashley from will also be there

  • Jaclyn
    February 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Hey congrats on the race. The cupcakes look BOMB btw! 😀

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