Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

I’m so tired!!! Didn’t fall asleep until 2 last night (this morning?!)….too much spinning in my mind. 🙁 However, I did make a hearty breakfast this morning to start my day off on the right foot!


Oooooh yeahhhhhh 🙂

I mixed cinnamon + a glob of canned butternut squash into my Kodiak mix this morning to make a jumbo fall-inspired pancake. Topped it with plain chobani, raw almond butter and maple blueberry drizzle. I am STUFFED!

Do any of y’all have interesting Labor Day plans? I’m about to take a long walk along the bay then work at the yoga studio for a bit before going to Bikram at noon. Nothing too crazy or exciting but I’m excited to sweat away some stress and tension.

Daily food blogging gives me the unique opportunity to look back and see exactly what I was doing a year ago. Do you guys ever do that? This year has just passed so quickly…it seems like just yesterday I was getting ready to move out of my apartment in Orlando, move into Christie’s house and start my externship! Geesh!

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  • rachelfadedapron
    September 7, 2009 at 8:40 am

    have a good labor day, jenna. thanks for the work you put into this blog–i have picked up so many great ideas from it. have a restful day.

  • rachelfadedapron
    September 7, 2009 at 8:40 am

    have a good labor day, jenna. thanks for the work you put into this blog–i have picked up so many great ideas from it. have a restful day.

  • Chutney
    September 7, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Happy Labor Day, Jenna! Your breakfast this morning looked amazing! I’m eating a PB&J Larabar with my morning cup o’ coffee, then I’m headed outside for a run. Enjoy your walk and bikram!

  • K
    September 7, 2009 at 8:59 am

    That breakfast looks so filling and delicious!! I can’t believe how fast this year is going as well! Enjoy your Labor Day 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    September 7, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I don’t have incredibly *exciting* plans, but since it’s the last day before the school semester starts, I’m thinking to lay low and just enjoy the day. A run is definitely in my plans, as well as spending some time outdoors or visiting the grandparents before I head out. 😀

    I love your breakfast combo, by the way…delish! 😀

  • One Year No Diets!
    September 7, 2009 at 9:07 am

    No big plans for labor day, other than a walk and a little work. I love to go back in my journals and see what I was doing a year ago! I’m always surprised by how different things are!

  • Kate
    September 7, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I hope you have a great Labour Day! That breakfast looks amazing!! I am going to the local university’s first football game of the season! My boyfriend just started going there again (for nursing) and we decided that we needed to see a football game!

  • Lizzy
    September 7, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Happy Labor Day Jenna! Bikram yoga is fun and very stress relieving so hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  • Michele
    September 7, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Please be sure to give a full recap of your Bikram class. I’m trying to talk myself into the astronomical cost of $180 per month to do it — not sure if it’s worth it yet.

  • Courtney
    September 7, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Mmmm canned squash! I need to find that in my grocery store, can think of a lot of things I could add it to.
    Hope you have a restful day since you had a lack of sleep! Sounds like a sweaty yoga class might be just the ticket to quiet your mind.
    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • Jenna
    September 7, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Happy Labor Day!
    have a fun day 🙂

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    September 7, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Happy Labor Day!

    I hope the yoga helps ease your mind!

  • Nicole
    September 7, 2009 at 9:40 am

    yeah! I’m so glad that you get to do yoga today! My yoga is canceled for today, but I got in a two hour class on Friday to make up for it! I got in a 10 miler and some studying today so far. Other than that, I have just been relaxing with my hubby (who has the day off!). I love these “lazy” days! Enjoy the rest of your day!!

  • Errign
    September 7, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Have a great labor day!

    That pancake looks delicious!! Have fun at yoga 😀

  • Melissa
    September 7, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Are you looking ahead and wondering where you’ll be NEXT Labor Day? I know I can’t wait to see where my life takes me.

    I’m planning on running 4 miles. My boyfriend and I were training for a 1/2 marathon and then he had HIS APPENDIX OUT! We’re trying to get him back into running so this will be a really easy 4.

    Happy Labor Day!!!

  • angieinatlanta
    September 7, 2009 at 9:48 am

    That breakfast looks really yummy!

    I hope you have a nice, relaxing Labor Day; it sounds like you’ve been stressed lately and you deserve some relaxation!

  • Kirsten
    September 7, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Enjoy Bikram! I always sleep well the night after I’ve gone to a class – it wears me out!

  • Kiersten
    September 7, 2009 at 9:52 am

    It’s scary that so much can change over the course of a year, isn’t it?

    Enjoy your labor day!

  • Susan
    September 7, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I love going through my old blogs too! I’m actually labouring today, I’m at work! Have a great yoga sesh 🙂

  • brandi
    September 7, 2009 at 9:53 am

    i hope you have a great day today! definitely a great breakfast 🙂

  • Julia
    September 7, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Your breakfast looks wonderful! I would love to have a bite of that, although it’s late in the afternoon for me now…:)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Rebecca
    September 7, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I think I was at the NY Renaissance Fair last year on Labor Day!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini
    September 7, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Happy Labor Day! What a delicoius breakfast. Enjoy yoga and the rest of your day.

  • Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    September 7, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I feel ya on the not sleeping…I’ve been having so much trouble with that lately! Luckily some coffee and a good breakfast usually help me feel better. Enjoy your walk later, long strolls always help me to relax and reflect. Happy Labor Day!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    September 7, 2009 at 10:18 am

    My Labor Day plan involves driving from Gainesville back to Miami. It’s been a good weekend though! 🙂

  • Maria
    September 7, 2009 at 10:22 am

    The butternut squash pancake looks amazing with chobani, ab, and blueberry drizzle! Mmm, something I’ve gotta try 🙂

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    September 7, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Sorry to hear you didn’t sleep so well. Take some time for a little R&R today… you deserve it! 🙂

    Happy Labor Day!

  • Mel
    September 7, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Thanks for the breakfast suggestion… I was just talking about what to make, I think I need to go scour the cabinets now!

  • Stephanie
    September 7, 2009 at 10:29 am

    So great to be able to look back at your life documented via blog isn’t it?! I think that is one of the perks to blogging for sure (aside from meeting awesome people and learning about awesome foods!) Breakfast looks deelish too!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    September 7, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Happy labor day! I’m off to do some laboring…boo!

  • Jil
    September 7, 2009 at 10:46 am

    That looks amazing! Such a great idea to mix in the squash! Happy Labor Day!

  • MarathonVal
    September 7, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I hate not being able to fall asleep!! But the breakfast looks superb, I’m sure that helped you wake up! Have a great Labor Day!

  • Lizzie
    September 7, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Although you didn’t have oatmeal this morning, I have been meaning to tell you that I started putting peanut butter (in addition to raw honey) in my oatbran/porridge and now I am addicted!! I had a big bowl this morning after my long run and it was SO good – thanks for the tip!
    You seem to be doing a lot of thinking/mind spinning lately? Maybe you’re having a quarter-life crisis? This isn’t a bad thing by any means! Just kind of get what you’re going through – you’ll get it figured out! 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    September 7, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I like your labour day plans. Relaxing and fun!

    Sorry about your lack of sleep and spinning thoughts. I hope you can relax a little today to get some rest you missed out on last night :0)

  • Cara
    September 7, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Hi Jenna,
    Love the blog; I’m a new reader and blogger!

    I’m curious how long you’ve been doing Bikram. I’m going for the second time this evening and would love to hear how you handled the heat the first few times! Last time I got a little dizzy for a bit; I’m hoping it doesn’t happen tonight!


  • Mellissa
    September 7, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I love Labor Day, I get to enjoy amazing weather (usually) and spend time with my hubby 🙂

  • Anne Marie@Her New Weigh
    September 7, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Happy Labor Day to you too! I had a family party last night, so today the husband and I are hanging around the house. Hope you enjoy your day!

  • Jolene (
    September 7, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Hmmmm … I do have interesting, but terrible labor day plans. I have to write the first 8-20 pages of my honours thesis … yikes! Doing homework is NOT a fun way to spend a holiday. But, I have no choice, I am running out of time! At least tonight I get to see friends and go to BBQ/ party for a bit!

    Have a great day!

  • Anais
    September 7, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I slept awfully too!! I was in that half awake half asleep state until 5:30am…:(

  • Courtney
    September 7, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Yes, as a girl that used to sleep really soundly, I am not enjoying these fitful, restless nights of sleep anymore! 🙁

  • Ali
    September 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Just beachin’ it, as usual! :)) your jumbo hoe pancake looks to die for, by tha wayy!

  • Sara
    September 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    That breakfast looks absolutely perfect. Great Labor Day kickoff meal — love the ‘fall’ touch, too. Just recently bought some Bob’s Red Mill Organic High Fiber Pancake & Waffle Mix and you may just have inspired its use.

  • Nicci@NiftyEats
    September 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Have a great Labor Day and soak up some sun, that’s my plan on my day off!

  • caitlin
    September 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    hey! on sept 7 2008, you and i were hanging out!! ironic 🙂 i miss you!

    have you signed up for miracle miles?

  • Lucca
    September 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Jenna — what a lovely post! Thanks for being such a positive, encouraging and fun presence in the blog world! I love reading your posts and your attitude really keeps my spirits up.

    Take good care and have a beautiful day!


  • Jenny
    September 7, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Happy labor day miss Jenna 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    September 7, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Happy Labor Day! nothing special here, but I think I’ll take a walk while the weather’s so nice

  • Bec
    September 7, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    hope you have a great labour day!

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    September 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    What a delicious looking breakfast! I will have to try canned squash.

    Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness

  • Tayor
    September 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    My goodness!! Your breakfast looks soo good, I think I may need to be peeled off the screen. 🙂

  • Kayla
    September 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Happy Labor Day! I can’t believe how much clicking on the link to your post a year ago took me back! I have been reading your blog for a lot longer than I realized…. 🙂

  • Morgan (lifeafterbagels)
    September 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Hey Jenna
    Happy Labour Day! I hope you enjoyed your hot yoga, you must be super fit to get through it. My BF LOVES it, but I can’t take it. I spent half the day cleaning, and half the day at a picnic in the park, a very balanced day if I do say so myself.