Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Here We Go Again…

Hey guys!

This is like the quickest post ever because I’m in the middle of…what else…MOVING!!!! Tonight was really the only night Adam could help me move the bed because the rest of the week is crazy so there it was! Before craziness began I snacked on some yogurt + puffins + raspberry jam:


We fueled up at the Healdsburg Bar & Grill before utilizing major bed moving muscles. Adam brought me my favorite for a house warming present! awww


I LOVE Liar’s Dice! ๐Ÿ™‚

I had the falafel pita and it rocked + a small glass of Liar’s Dice…didn’t want to get too sleepy before moving a queen sized bed down stairs and 4 blocks away to my new place!


And that was that! We got the bed moved and it JUST fits in my new room. We didn’t think it would (or, correction, Adam didn’t think it would) fit but…yep…..”cozy”. Riiiight ๐Ÿ˜‰

The bad news is that while carrying the box spring, I totally twisted my ankle and its swelling up. Yeahhhhhh sort of had a tiny breakdown in the car….I can put weight on it but I can’t rotate it at all and it just feels really loopy. I’m going to put some ice on it and take some advil in a bit after I get this next load down. Sort of freaking out just a tad since apparently I’m running 13.1 miles Sunday morning.

More bad news: my new place doesn’t have internet just yet. I have to call Comcast to come out probably on Thursday. Till then, I will be blogging of course but it might be random and at odd times. Please bear with me! I promise this is the last move till we are all set and going strong for good. I’m just going to have to pitch a fort in the local coffee shop or at work with wireless. No worries!

One more HUGE load to make then I think I’m good to go for the night. Wish me luck!

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  • Liz
    October 13, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Yay, I’m glad you got a new place! I just realized that since you’re from Florida, it usually rains in the summer. Well, here in CA winter is our rainy season! So you just moved from rain to more rain. No worries though, it is beautiful here about 95% of the time.

  • Leianna
    October 13, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Hope the ankle heals before this weekend!
    Moving is always a pain, but at least you have wonderful people around you to help!

  • Renee
    October 13, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Praying for your ankle!! =)

  • Hayley
    October 13, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I don’t comment much (or ever?), but I do read. I just wanted to wish you the best of luck with your move and with your ankle! Hope it gets better soon.

  • amanda
    October 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Hey Jenna, dont get discouraged about your ankle, I used to roll mine all of the time in basketball when I was in high school. If this is your first sprain it is very painful, if you can find an athletic trainer or someone who can tape ankles just tape it the morning of the race. If they do a good job then you should be okay to run, in the meantime just keep trying to move it, even if it is painfull. Hope it heals quickly ๐Ÿ™‚ and good luck Sunday!!

  • Jil
    October 13, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Oh no! ๐Ÿ™ Wishing you a speedy recovery with the ankle! That falafel looks so yummy!

  • J @ whole body love
    October 13, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    As you already know, experiences of twisting your ankle while moving into a “cozy” apartment make the journey more fun and interesting in the end. You are such a great example of a smart young woman finding her niche and pursuing her dreams.

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    October 13, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Rest your foot!! I hope it feels better before the race

  • Allie
    October 13, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    glad the move is well underway.
    i just sprained my ankle (pretty badly) last week. Go with R.I.C.E. Icing helped me tremendously, as did some alleve. Good luck and take it easy!

  • Teresa
    October 13, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Good Luck Jenna! I’m definitely hoping that your ankle is totally healed after you ice it tonight. And I’m excited to see the new place- just remember, a smaller home is less to clean! It’s so true, and really I think that smaller places are much cozier, especially when flying solo. You’re going to feel so great and really “at home” once you finally get all moved in and used to the new job, new town…

    It’ll all be worth it!

  • Hallie
    October 13, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Oh my! Sending good thoughts to Nor Cal (well, or central cal but everything above Santa Barbara is Nor Cal to me!) for your move and your injury. Both are NO fun…I know!

  • Felicia
    October 13, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I hope that your ankle feels better tomorrow! Good luck with the rest of the move. It sounds like it’s almost over!
    Also, living in NYC, I can definitely understand what “cozy” feels like. But it’s home, and I love it and I’m sure you will too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • amber
    October 13, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    omg you have had the most stressful move to CA ever =( I hope things go smoothly once the ankle heels. If you ever need some girl time let me know. xoxo. wishing you the best in Norcal form now on.

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 13, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Those falafel balls look perfect!

    I’m so sorry to hear about your ankle! Fingers crossed that it’s back to normal muy pronto!

  • Rebecca
    October 13, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Good luck with the move! I hope your ankle feels better! Lots of ice!!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    October 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Oooh I hope your ankle gets better real quick ๐Ÿ™

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    October 13, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Falafel sandwiches are the best! I hope your ankle gets better ASAP! Best wishes with your move!

  • Anais
    October 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Poor you! I hope your ankle gets all better by the marathon! When you can, try tracing the ABCs with your toes! It helped me get a bit of rotation into my ankle when I twisted it.

  • maria
    October 13, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    So sorry to hear about your ankle. Maybe ice it and stay off it until race day? Tough, but might help.

  • kay (eating machine)
    October 13, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    hope your ankle is ok! moving sucks ๐Ÿ™

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    October 13, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Moving twice in a couple of weeks? What a champ! Best of luck with the ankle. R.I.C.E. that sucker up!

  • Julie @savvyeats
    October 13, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Oh no! I hope your ankle feels better soon!

  • Lynna
    October 13, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    SO sorry about your ankle. I can only imagine how frustrated you are but just remember that if it doesn’t feel good by Saturday, there is no use in running the marathon and potentially causing a worse injury. Take care of yourself!

  • Julie @savvyeats
    October 13, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Oh no, I hope your ankle feels better soon!

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    October 13, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Oh crap! You poor thing, I hope it heals quick. Remember to ice and elevate! Hope the move goes smoothly.

  • Fattie Fatterton
    October 13, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    In a couple of weeks, none of this will matter. You’ll be settled in and it will all be okay. If you don’t run the marathon this weekend, there are more. It will be okay. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    October 13, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Wow, Jenna, I hope things settle down for you soon! Take care of yourself, girl!!


  • Annamarina (Running Tails)
    October 13, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I hope your ankle is ok! I feel your pain, because I injured my foot last weekend and have a marathon coming up soon. I hope you heal quickly!

  • ellen eats beets
    October 13, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Being in the new place must feel so so nice! So sorry to hear about the ankle; injury’s are always so emotionally draining ๐Ÿ™
    At least you had some delicious falafel!

  • Michelle
    October 13, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Hang in there love. I know it seems crazy right now…but remember it will all sort itself out. Hugs and de-swelling vibes sent your way. ~M

  • Nicole
    October 13, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    So sorry for your ankle :(. I know all about a bed barely fitting in a room. Two years ago, my husband, two cats and I were living in a 450 square foot apartment filled to the brim with furniture. My grandparents came to visit and said the poor cats had to strategically plan their steps and wondered how we did it! I look back on it now as a really great time where we grew a lot. Now we’re spoiled with 3 times the size! Enjoy it and make a lifetime of memories there :).

  • theskinnyplate
    October 13, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Sorry to hear about your injury. Hope it gets better by Sunday.

  • Lia
    October 14, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Good luck! Hope things get smooth for you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michelle
    October 14, 2009 at 1:53 am

    That sucks that you have to move, I hate moving! You have such a positive attitude about it though ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m moving in a couple of weeks, I’m dreading it but if you can move twice in like a month and still be cheery then I suppose I can too!

  • christie, honoring health
    October 14, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Sorry about the ankle ๐Ÿ™ Hope it gets better soon!

  • angieinatlanta
    October 14, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Your eats look good and it must feel nice to be settled in your place now!

    I’m sorry about your ankle but don’t stress; that can only make it worse! Just remember R-I-C-E!!

  • Diana
    October 14, 2009 at 3:36 am

    I hope your ankle is better now!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 14, 2009 at 3:43 am

    I hope you get settled in and your ankle feels better! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sandy
    October 14, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Praying for your ankle to be better today. You are doing great and keeping a positive attitude through all of the major changes.

  • Marla
    October 14, 2009 at 3:53 am

    When you look at all you’ve been through this year and the passing of your brother,this is a blip in life’s journey in comparison.So sorry to hear about the injury,so happy to hear you have a spot.And remember so many of us reading have teensy yet sweet little rentals too!We can all cozy in together ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I still wonder,how does it feel to have thousands of people reading your blod,or is one as a writer able to eventually put that out of their mind?
    However you do it, you do a fabulous job writing and yet keeping some privacy in your life and yet again sharing everyday emotions we all can relate too.You are a special writer!
    Don’t worry about blog this week, try not to worry about ankle,just take good care of yourself and SLEEP well.You have been rushing around like a madwoman the last few weeks from coast to coast ,new apt to new apt,new job, new friends,new weather!Lots of adjustments and boy you have been flexible and accomodating in more ways than one.
    Peaceful day today to you!Namaste.

  • Marla
    October 14, 2009 at 3:54 am

    PS My bed barely fits in my bedroom…it’s quite hilarious actually,but we squeezed it in!!!!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    October 14, 2009 at 4:00 am

    Breakfast looks FABULOUS! YUMMMY!

    And congrats on the move. I’m sure you’ll get your bearings in no time… especially with such wonderful friends. Hope your ankle heals up quickly!

  • Hangry Pants
    October 14, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Oh no about your ankle! That sucks!!!! I hope you are okay and everything. Lots of ice and elevation. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    October 14, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Man oh man your life has been a whirlwind lately. I’m so sorry about your ankle, I hope a good sleep will ward off the worst of it.

  • Stephanie
    October 14, 2009 at 5:06 am

    good luck Jenna and hope you ankle feels better! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    October 14, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Good Luck Moving girl!!! I hope that ankle feels better. It will all be okay!

  • Lizzy
    October 14, 2009 at 5:21 am

    yay you found a new place! i new you would

  • Susan
    October 14, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Ohno! I hope your ankle is okay! Hopefully it’s just a minor twist that will clear up quickly… I can’t believe your half marathon is THIS weekend! Moving box springs sounds like pretty good cross-training though ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Jenny
    October 14, 2009 at 5:25 am

    I love your new header!

    Jenna, you have made such an amazing transition over the past couple of weeks, and with so much grace and positivity! Moving across the country is one of the scariest things I can imagine, and you’ve taken it head on to do what you love. I don’t always comment, but I love your blog and always read your posts. I’m praying that your ankle heals and that you settle in your new place with as much ease as possible. It will all work out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Daria @ Daria Can Cook
    October 14, 2009 at 5:30 am

    Oh no! I’ll be sending ankle-healing vibes your way so it doesn’t mess with your run!

  • Jul
    October 14, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Sounds like things have been pretty hectic in the last weeks! How do you stay on track with healthy eating and fitness when you’re stressed out and running around with so many things on your plate? I know when I have a deadline to meet for work, I lose sleep and miss a few workouts, and get right back into things after wards, but know that I could have done better.

    But it sounds like things are working out! I’m originally from Northern California and I’m so envious of the awesome new direction your life is going. You deserve it! Chin up, and I’m sure things will settle down soon. Until then, you’re handling things like a pro!


  • Emily
    October 14, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Good luck, Jenna! I hope that your ankle feels better this morning! You’ll be settled soon!!

  • Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    October 14, 2009 at 5:47 am

    Hope you ankle feels better!

  • Meghan
    October 14, 2009 at 5:53 am

    I will have to try that zin! I am writing a post about some budget wines later today if you have time to check it out. Good luck with the ankle and new home!

  • Eileen
    October 14, 2009 at 6:13 am

    So sorry to hear about your ankle. If you can get to a health food store or Whole Foods pick up some homeopathic Arnica and take it internally. It will really help your body speed up the healing process. Hang in there, you are doing great through this transition time.

  • Leslie
    October 14, 2009 at 6:28 am

    So! Since your bed moved, did you actually spend the night in your new place? And does it have HEAT?? Yay!

    Ice and elevate the ankle, take Advil for pain, and see how it goes. You may need to wrap it for the race, but chances are you’ll be okay…you just may not get a run in before the race. The rest is more important.

    You’re almost settled. Take a deep breath, it’s all going to be fine!!

  • Evan Thomas
    October 14, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Good luck moving!
    I love the idea of jam right in the cereal, it’s like flavoring it any way you wish

  • Kati
    October 14, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Oh my gosh! I’m so sorry about your ankle ๐Ÿ™ What a crazy week for you… Hoping for a speedy recovery and some REST soon!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    October 14, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Good luck Jenna! I hope you get settled again very soon and that your ankle heals quickly too.

    I love falafel so that pic had me drooling!!

  • MMiller
    October 14, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Glad you are getting into your new place so quickly! And having heat to keep you warm!

    Hope your ankle heals quickly! Don’t push it if you aren’t up to the race! There will be others! Hopefully it was just angry at the work and will be good as new in a couple days!

    Looking forward to seeing pictures! And thanks go out to Adam for helping you get into your new place right away!

  • jenna
    October 14, 2009 at 6:50 am

    i hope your ankle feels better…i can’t wait to see your new cozy home! I sounds super cute.

  • Abby
    October 14, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Oh no! I’ll be praying for your ankle! I know it’s so disappointing! I JUST fractured my foot DURING a half marathon this past weekend. I couldn’t even finish! A few tears were shed…
    It all works out for the best!

  • Melissa
    October 14, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Hope you can get settled ASAP. Moving takes so much out of you!

    I met Rick Bakas as the St. Supery Tweetup last night. He mentioned the Murphy Goode contest and asked if anyone knew about it. Being a fan of your blog, of course I had. I talked to Rick about it briefly and he mentioned that you guys were friends and how several former contestants are now out in Cali. Even though I already read about that on your blog, haha.

    (Napa Valley is my dream vacation!)

  • brandi
    October 14, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Good luck with the rest of the move, and just try to take it easy on that ankle for the next few days. I hope today is a good one!

  • Stephanie
    October 14, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Let’s all use the power of positive thinking – Jenna’s ankle will get better, Jenna’s ankle will get better! We are pulling for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    October 14, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Aww I hope your ankle feels better soon!

  • Johanna
    October 14, 2009 at 7:25 am

    You are in my Prayers Jenna!
    I hope your ankle gets well soon and fast.

    “Dont stop believing……….” ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    October 14, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I hope your ankle feels better! I hate getting injured right before a race. Here are a couple things I did when that happened to me: During the day, be sure to use ice around the area because ice helps to reduce swelling.
    Exercise your ankles gently. This will assist in circulation and muscle activity. Exercise includes gently rotating your foot, flexing, tapping and massaging. Rest your leg on a bed and hold your foot near your toes. In a circular motion, gently rotate your foot. If this is too painful, you can instead flex your leg a couple of times.
    Use ankle wraps. These wraps act not only as support to your ankle, but also as a way to lightly compress the area and reduce the swelling. Ankle wraps may also help further cushion your foot and ankle while walking.
    Hope this helps!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 14, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Glad you are all finished moving – I know what a pain it is! But now you can settle in and decorate and that’s the best part!

    Love that falafel…there’s a place in NYC I’m obsessed with called Mamoun’s. They have the HOTTEST hot sauce that I have ever tried. Just a drop puts my mouth on fire.

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    October 14, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Oh no! I’m so sorry you hurt your ankle! Hopefully it’s not a sprain or worse and it gets better by Sunday.

  • Lindsay
    October 14, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I hope your ankle feels better! I’m so glad you found a place. It stinks you have to move again but hopefully this will be it for a while!

  • Still Life in South America
    October 14, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Seriously–how do you do it all!?!

    Iยดm bummed to hear about your ankle. I hope that the swelling goes down quickly. It sounds like your moving process and new job keep you on your feet (quite literally).

    Take care.

  • Tina
    October 14, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Ah I love falafel! I found a cooking class at my school, and this Thursday we’re doing falafel. Sooo excited!

  • Jenna
    October 14, 2009 at 11:11 am

    hope everything is OKAY with the ankle! can’t wait to hear about the new place!!