Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness

Got it!

Well guys, I’m not very internet savvy but I realized if I just unhook the ethernet cord from the back of the computer and plug it into my latop, I’ll get the internet! Genius! Still not sure if I will be able to post more than once a day but I guess I’ll find all that out today during “orientation” when I get my schedule and learn more of the ropes. ahh! Nervous!

Anyways, this morning I set my alarm for 6:45 so that I could get a nice run in. I ran three miles in 30 minutes but randomly burned 540 calories. Hmm? The run was hard mostly because my muscles felt like they were still asleep but………….MY SHIN DID NOT HURT! I repeat—my first pain-free run yet!!!! I stretched my calves out thoroughly beforehand and warmed up with a 5 minute walk and then afterwards I stretched as well….and no pain! It was amazing!

Before my run I snacked on this bar:


But it went right through me and I was starving the entire run. I seriously felt like my muscles were eating themselves. Note to self: eat more protein!

When I got back, I made some powerful oatmeal with 2 packets of Optimum Power oatmeal (Nature’s Path brand), half a scoop of vanilla protein powder and a sliced banana.


Hopefully this will keep me full for awhile!

I’m relaxing with coffee and watching the Today show. I have to admit, it’s nice to be able to watch tv again since in Orlando I didn’t have cable! I could get used to this! 😉

Have a wonderful day yall—I’ll report back later with lunch and snacks!

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  • Christie I.
    September 29, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Hooray for a pain free run and the internet!

    Good luck today!

  • VeggieGirl
    September 29, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Yes, keep eating that protein for your muscles!!

    Have fun at orientation today!!! Get excited!!! 😀

    So sorry that I missed all your posts yesterday – I was at my dance showcase all day.

  • Megs
    September 29, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Hey Jenna
    Good luck today! What type of HRM do you use?

  • Keva
    September 29, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Good luck on your new venture Jenna! I’m new to your blog, I just wandered across it the other day, and it’s so much fun to read. Your take on food and health is inspiring, and has given me lots of great ideas. Take care!

  • hk
    September 29, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Great!! A pain free run 🙂 have an amazing “orientation”- so excited to hear all about the day!!

    Enjoy 🙂

  • Mel
    September 29, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Yay for Internet! Good Luck on your orientation today!
    New reader, commenting for the first time.

  • Sue
    September 29, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    good luck on your first day! 🙂

  • Meghann
    September 29, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Congrats on being pain free! I’m sure that will make training much easier 🙂

  • arielle
    September 29, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Good luck on your first day!

  • Megan
    September 29, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Glad your shin didn’t hurt! I love the Optimum Power oatmeal. It is one of my favorites!

  • Teddy
    September 29, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    YAY for stretching and having no pain in your run!


  • SawSaw
    September 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Jenna, you may have answered this before, but what brand running shoes do you recommend? Also, to all of you readers who run, what shoes have word for you? I get a lot of foot pain when I jog, and I think it has to do with my shoes.

  • Nicole
    September 29, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Hooray for no pain! Good luck today!

  • Heather
    September 29, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Yea for the great run! I get that starving feeling while running sometimes- yuck.

    Good luck today!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    September 29, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Good luck! Have fun!

  • runjess
    September 29, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I very rarely get hungry during a run (exception being the super long ones), and it usually takes me a little while to get hungry when I’m done too. I know it makes a lot of people feel very hungry. Interesting how exercise affects bodies differently.

    Unfortunately I think something might be wrong with your HR monitor. But hey, at least your shins didn’t hurt!

  • bobbi
    September 29, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    It’s nice to have no pain I am sure! I love the today shoe, Matt is great!

  • HangryPants
    September 29, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Congrats on the run and good luck today.

  • rhodeygirl
    September 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    good luck today! yay for no shin pain!

  • Kristie
    September 29, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    That’s a crazy burn for a pretty quick run. NICE. Glad to hear the shin is better today!

  • Christie
    September 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Glad to hear you went pain free. You might have been thirsty during your run and felt like hunger. I rarely getting hungry during a run, but sometimes I am so thirsty it feels like hunger.

  • Ellie
    September 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Good luck in orientation! I have my first day of college classes today (just for this year, not first ever) and I was thinking of you at your new job. Beginnings are always pretty stressful for me. Hope everything goes smoothly.

  • Andrea
    September 29, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    i’m so happy that your shins aren’t hurting anymore! pheww what a reelief 🙂 good luckwith orientation!!!!

  • Biz
    September 29, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Glad you had a good run! It always makes it better when you don’t hurt!
    Enjoy your day!

  • michelle
    September 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Excellent news on your pain free run!! Wish i could say the same!!

    Terrific looking oatmeal! Today, i am going to try the chocolate protein powder you recommended!

    Have a great Monday!


  • caitlin (seebriderun)
    September 29, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    yay for a pain free run! cant wait to hear about the job!!

  • Jenna 2
    September 29, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    have you tried Jessica simpsons fancy perfume? so yummy! good luck today.

  • jenna
    September 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm


    I run in Brooks Adrenalines. LOVE them. They give my foot a ton of support, which I need!

    Jenna 2,

    I have not..sounds great though! I’ll keep my eyes out…

  • Amanda
    September 29, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    I usually don’t get hungry on runs and need to wait at least 30 minutes to eat afterwards. However, I DO get really thirsty and realllly don’t want to have to carry a waterbottle. What is that hydration belt you got a while back?

  • KK
    September 29, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Yay for enjoyable and pain free runs!!!
    What type of protein powder do you put in your oatmeal? I really like Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard 100% Whey Vanilla Ice Cream protein powder. I will have to try it in my oatmeal before my next long run!

  • ModelBehavior
    September 29, 2008 at 8:21 pm


    if any of you have a cupboard full of tea and looking for a way to try some new kinds, check out and let me know if your interested!!!

  • twinks
    September 29, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Haha, my family and friends think I’m insane when I’m like: “I MUST EAT NOW. I AM FEELING VERY CATABOLIC. I WORKED VERY HARD FOR THIS MUSCLE.” I know that feeling. It’s no good.

  • jenna
    September 29, 2008 at 9:54 pm


    I got a camelbak and LOVE it!!!! Totally worth the $40!


    I usually put the Designer Whey Vanilla protein in my oatmeal. It’s okay but not favorite way to add protein to breakie. I would rather have yogurt so I only do the protein powder trick in a pinch.

  • BethT
    September 29, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    SawSaw, re: shoes – go to a fitness store like Fleet Feet sports and have them help you with a shoe fitting. If you don’t have a store like that, go to the Brooks web site – they have a neat “shoe finder” tool based on your foot type, gait, etc.

  • Betsy
    September 30, 2008 at 12:37 am

    belated, but good luck!