Honor Thy Self

Morning and Happy Friday!!!!!! I can’t believe I leave TOMORROW for Sonoma…the day has finally arrived! Eek!

This morning I had a snack around 6:00 and then went on a run. I had a piece of Arnold whole wheat bread with pb + 1/2 banana:

The run was…..not so hot. Well actually it was TOO hot! Sort of like running in an oven to be exact. I ran the first three miles and walked the last mile just because my body was pleading for it and I listened. I needed the calmness of a long morning walk this morning way more than I needed a run and I found that out real fast! šŸ˜‰ I might also do some calming yoga later just to quiet my Type A mind—I’m sure some of you can relate!
When I got home all I was craving was juice and I wasn’t hungry in the least bit. I made another juice using kiwi, parsley, green apple and 2 stalks of celery

I’m telling you, friends, the kiwi MAKES the juice! Its so delicious and refreshing! I’ll probably snack later but the thought of breakfast right now is sort of gagging me. šŸ™ When I get anxious about something, I either eat a lot or I don’t eat at all and right now my body is just telling me to cool it. I’ll eat when I’m hungry!
I have a ton to get done today—better get crackin’!

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  • Andee (Runtolive)
    July 17, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I’ve never tried that combination of vegetable juice before but looks yummy! I’m sorry your run didn’t go as planned, but sometimes it is best to not burn yourself out especially when your training for something. Have a great trip!

  • Niki
    July 17, 2009 at 8:48 am

    That juice looks so tasty! You are going to have such a great weekend!! Have fun!

  • Shelby
    July 17, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I’m drinking a juice with kiwi right now! Its so refreshing and tasty!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    July 17, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Yum, I bet the juice was delicious!

    Enjoy the yoga and have a good day!

  • Louise
    July 17, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Good luck over the weekend. Hope you have a great time!

  • Angharad
    July 17, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I completely relate to that feeling of not being able to eat when you’re nervous! It’s not even like ’emotional’ eating – my body feels like it will puke if I try to put anything in it when I feel that way!

    You’ll do brilliantly in Sonoma – have fun and thanks for all the fun wine tips!

  • runjen
    July 17, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I can’t wait to hear about your weekend! I am definitely going to have to try the kiwi combo.

  • Maria
    July 17, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Yay for listening to your body šŸ™‚ I love long walks + yoga as a combo to calm my Type A mind!

    Fresh kiwi juice is so yummy, so I can understand why it makes an awesome addition!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    July 17, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Go Team Jenna! You will be awesome this weekend. Just be yourself and have a great time. CA is awesome.

  • Victoria
    July 17, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Good luck getting everything ready and preparing yourself! Enjoy yourself this weekend!

  • Simone
    July 17, 2009 at 9:36 am

    First off, don’t be nervous because you are FANTASTIC and you are going to knock their socks off! šŸ˜€

    Secondly, I need to try that kiwi in the juice trick. I had my first juice yesterday–carrot, apple, ginger, celery, and something else that I can’t remember at the moment. It was really good and it surprisingly made me full. I was expecting it to just be a “beverage” of sorts but it instead filled my tummy and I ended up only eating half of my pre-planned/packed lunch. It was an unexpected yet great “surprise.”

  • brandi
    July 17, 2009 at 9:37 am

    good for you for listening to yourself about your run today – 3 miles is still great and it’s done for the day šŸ™‚

  • leslie
    July 17, 2009 at 9:40 am

    long walks can be so incredibly calming – moreso than a run, i think. you’re amazing at listening to your body! you’ll do great this weekend!!

  • Lizzie
    July 17, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I need to stop reading your blog – everytime you post pics of what you ate, they always look so good that I get hungry!! Good luck this weekend!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    July 17, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I love finishing runs with a long walk especially when the weather is so hot! it really gives me a chance to cool down. your juice looks refreshing!

  • Anne P
    July 17, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Oh god yeah, I mapped out a plan and started officially training for the Army Ten Miler yesterday, and it was SO hot i almost died. I was supposed to do 4 miles but did like 3.5 instead and walked a bit, too. Ugh!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    July 17, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I’ve never tried kiwi in a juice…thanks for the tip!

    Hope you have a great, productive day!

  • emily
    July 17, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I am on vacation too so I’m having a hard time commenting on other blogs but I just wanted to wish you good luck on your trip! I’ve really enjoyed your wine info posts, I’m sure you’ll do fabulous!

  • Jess
    July 17, 2009 at 10:09 am

    That juice looks SO good. You’ll be great in Sonoma – don’t even worry about it!

  • Michelle Hisae
    July 17, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Yeah, I used to not listen when my body said WALK!! but then I would burn out and be too tired to work out the next day or more. Lesson learned!

  • Annie D.
    July 17, 2009 at 11:04 am

    AGREE!! I looooooove adding kiwi!! Super yummy!

  • Kelly
    July 17, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Do you use a juicer? Is there one you recommend?

  • nicole h
    July 17, 2009 at 11:10 am

    kiwi juice siunds great, glad you listened to your body while you were on your run. that is so exciting that tomorrow is the big day. you are going to do great

  • Karla
    July 17, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Jenna, I am so excited for you and your trip to Sonoma! Try to relax as much as possible today. Good luck with your trip – I know you will do great!

  • Jess
    July 17, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I left for my run at 5:15 AM and it was already in the low 80s!

  • MMiller
    July 17, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Good luck! I’m sure you will be awesome! Take the time to enjoy it!

  • Bec
    July 17, 2009 at 11:38 am

    hope your day of getting ready goes well!

  • Meghan
    July 17, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Hey Jenna,

    I’ve noticed that you have a lot of pint glasses from places in the Northeast! I’m seeing this Cheers one and also thinking of the Seadog Brewery in Maine. Are those just from your travels or have you spent a lot of time up here?

  • K
    July 17, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Hooray for leaving tomorrow!! You have got to be jumping out of your skin – I’m so excited for you šŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    July 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Woo hoo! I’m so excited for you, and I hope everything works out the way you want!!!! Good luck!

  • Katie
    July 17, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Good luck with all the preparations for your trip!

  • RunToFinish
    July 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I am a passionate runner for sure, but walking is great too. It gives me time to really think!

  • Tay
    July 17, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    No need to force feed yourself! It’s great to replenish after a run, but I’m sure your wonderful juice did the trick for the time being šŸ˜‰

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    July 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I’m the same when when I’m anxious! Don’t worry about anything and just enjoy the trip! It’s seriously an experience of a lifetime!! šŸ™‚ HAVE SO MUCH FUN!

  • Becky
    July 17, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Yum! I’m going to try kiwi in my green monster soon! Have a great trip šŸ™‚

  • Kate
    July 17, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I am dying to get a juicer, that looks amazing!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 17, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Juice looks great! I’m sure the Kiwi added great flavor! — good add-in for a green monster, too!

  • Chloe
    July 17, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Way to listen to your body, it definitely makes me feel better when I do. And I agree, kiwi’s are so good in juices and Green Monsters. I add one to my GM and really loved the punch of flavor I got.

    Woo-hoo for Sonoma!!!!

  • Sarah
    July 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    That juice sounds fabulous! I tried kiwi in a green monster once but just by itself…I’m sure mixed with other fruits it would be better (I didn’t care much for it). Have a great day and an awesome time in wine country šŸ˜‰

  • Erin
    July 17, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Cute mug! Deep calming breaths love.

  • Judy
    July 17, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Good luck this weekend, have fun, travel safe. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Yep, it sure IS Hot out there today!

  • MarathonVal
    July 17, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I’m so jealous that you live in FL, kiwis are SO expensive here but I should buy them more often since they are so healthy and taste awesome!

  • Stephanie
    July 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    You should mention in your interview that Murphy-Goode’s Zin was mentioned in Wine Spectator in July – it was a featured value. šŸ™‚ Good luck! I hope we will be reading a year’s worth of blogs about wine, which is DEFINITELY one of my FAV topics! I need to try that Murphy-Goode (in California, we have SOOOO many great wines to choose from that I have not gotten to this one yet).

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    July 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Have a great trip!

  • Natalie M.
    July 17, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    Safe travels to you! I have a question.. I noticed that within the past couple of days you’ve started using Arnold whole wheat bread instead of the Ezekiel Bread. Any particular reason? Monetary reason or do you think the Arnold bread has more nutritional value? better taste?

    • jenna
      July 17, 2009 at 4:55 pm


      The Arnold bread was sent to me as a sample and since we were out of Ezekiel bread I started to use it (I didn’t want to go to the store!). I do really like the Arnold bread because its SUPER soft, but Ezekiel will always have my heart šŸ™‚

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 17, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Loving that juice! So green and delicious. What a great idea with the kiwi! šŸ™‚

  • Rebecca
    July 17, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I LOVE your Cheers Mug! I collect souvenir glasses from famous restaurants. I have about 10 Hard Rock Hurricane Glasses. And your PB & Banana toast looks awesome!

  • Red Wine
    July 18, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Iā€™m drinking a juice with kiwi right now! Its so refreshing and tasty!

  • Susan
    July 18, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Ya know, I so often hear people saying you gotta PUSH through those hard workouts. I totally love how you just went with it and walked the last mile šŸ™‚ There are times when it’s okay to charge through, but some days you just gotta do what the body wants šŸ˜‰