Breakfast/ Lunch

I Love My Bed.

I honestly have no idea how, for the past year almost, I have managed to not get home until around 11:50 and STILL wake up at 7 in the morning for a sweaty workout. Really, the idea baffles me. I’m not sure if I’m just plum exhausted and worn out or if I just know that the end is in sight (Thursday is my last day of work!), but I simply could not do it this morning.

I decided instead to try to make it an “active rest” day and do some yoga instead. I turned on that Yoga for Runners, which was great but I stopped it 15 minutes in and went back to bed. Hahaha! Oh well. I decided to officially “start” my Runners World 5K training plan on Friday because Friday is the first day where I have no work, just school at 6:30. For the next month all I’ll have to do is go to school—but in a week, I flip-flop back to morning classes so I can’t work during the day anymore. I’ll have tooons of time to work out and run and cook and its just no use killing yourself when you only get 6 hours of sleep! I’ll probably have more relaxed workout days on Wednesday and Thursday and then crank myself into gear on Friday.

Anyways, last night was looooooooooooong!! Got there at 4:30 and left at 11:45. I was pooped. But I did create these killer dark chocolates with caramel in the middle:


By the time these were done, it was 11:30 and I had seen/smelled/tasted enough chocolate for the night so I didn’t eat one. I’m saving one for after dinner tonight instead :). I DID have waay too many licks out of the caramel bowl though!

This morning I had overnight oats with fage, almond butter, 1/2 banana, cinnamon and maple syrup. My favorite!


And for lunch I made and packed a bean and cheese burrito!


I used 1 whole wheat tortilla, 1/2 cup refried beans, 1/4 cup reduced fat mexi cheese and tons of hot sauce! Wrapped it up and will eat it with a peach for lunchie:


Hopefully it won’t explode in the microwave at work….

And, for a snack later, a yogurt and 1/4th of a granola plank!


I also decided right now to bring an apple for a morning snack but no picture. Sorry, it was a spur of the moment decision! I feel very hungry for some reason this morning and I just finished breakfast!

Have a great Tuesday……I need coffee!!!!!

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  • caitlin (see bride run)
    August 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    the burrito looks pretty amazing!

  • Christie I.
    August 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Sorry you had such a rough morning but you deserve the rest!

    Those chocolates looks so good!

  • sara84
    August 26, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I tried your overnight oats a few times… I combine 1/2 cup oats with 1/2 cup water and refregirate… when I take it out in the morning, the oats look like they have soaked the water but when I go to put in all the mix-ins, for some reasons when I mix everything up all the water come out and my oats are then all watery… why does this happen?

  • Julz
    August 26, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I LOOOVE Apples! When I’m really hungry, all they do is make me hungrier, though! Haha, so funny! And they make me INTENSELY thirsty, so I almost always end up drinking (NO EXAGG.) 28-32 ounces of water with them! Sometimes they do the trick though 😉

    Have a Great Day! And I’m so glad that you decided to crawl back into your bed! My bed = my favorite place ever… Other than my yoga mat =]

  • jenna
    August 26, 2008 at 12:32 pm


    That’s so weird! I have nooo idea because that has never happened to me before. What kind of oats are you using? I use Scottish Oats which are very thick cut like old fashioned oats. I’m sorry! I really don’t know….my only guess would be the type of oats you use!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    August 26, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Those chocolates look so pretty and absolutely delicious!

  • hk
    August 26, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    yikes, I’d be whiped 🙂 hang in there, your chocolates look killer 🙂 off to get my caffeine fix, too!! happy tueesday

  • sara84
    August 26, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I use the old fashioned rolled oats. I tried putting less water but it still happens… really weird. But thanks anyway!!!

  • Melissa
    August 26, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    wow, such pretty chocolates! and making caramel from scratch is always good…i used to make it in installments to cover 300+ apples with toppings! crazy!

    and is that the maple granola plank? that one is soooooooo good…i’m having it today too!

    have a great rest day!

  • Nicole
    August 26, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Wow!!! The chocolates look and sound terrific!

  • VeggieGirl
    August 26, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Dark chocolate with…. CARAMEL?!?!?!??! Ooooh, lusciousness!! 😀

    Happy Tuesday!

  • Meghan
    August 26, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Jenna, over the next week how about just trying to work out every other day with an “active rest day” in between? You have a fast metabolism, you’re young, I don’t think you’re trying to lose weight and you’re already pushing yourself pretty hard! I wouldn’t worry about gaining weight or anything by not working out everyday, you can still sculpt your body and improve fitness by working out less. Why not just try and take it slow for a little bit? I know you enjoy working out and keeping to routine, and I’m exactly like that too, but once I forced myself to try to only work out every other day with a less active (but still doing light exercise in between!), I not only had more energy to put into my workouts and the rest of my day, but I was also able to train harder and I actually improved tremendously! (I’m a runner and could only run about 3 miles without stopping. The day after I decided to take two rest days in a row I was able to run over 5 miles without stopping to walk, I was hooked on more rest days after that, and I’ve kept it up and improved to about 6 miles!)

    Anywho, your food for the day looks delicious! Have a great day!

  • HangryPants
    August 26, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Those chocolates look sooo good. Maybe the increased running means you need more rest? Anyway, good for you for not pushing it too much. 🙂


  • Becca A
    August 26, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    The only way I can imagine enjoying chocolate more is by producing it yourself…I’ll bet you’ll love your chocolate treats when you try them later. They look great!

  • ash
    August 26, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    How was the Key Lime Pie larabar?

    The PB cookie and coconut cream pie are so delicious I can’t choose which one I like best!

  • Heather
    August 26, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    That candy is so cute- I can’t wait to work with chocolate!

    The burrito looks yummy, too. Have a great day!

  • runjess
    August 26, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    I made a wrap for lunch yesterday and stuffed it too much to close it 🙂

    Is the Yoga for Runners a Rodney Yee DVD? Would you say that it’s more of a “workout” type yoga or for stretching out tight muscles?

  • arielle
    August 26, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I think I need more refried beans in my life. I haven’t had them in forever and you have me craving them big time.

  • ttfn300
    August 26, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    how could you not taste-test the caramel 🙂 looks fabulous!!

  • tfh
    August 26, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Ha, it baffles me, too, how you could keep going and going on so little rest for so long without pooping out. Maybe it’s because you do listen to your body on mornings like this?

    Your chocolates are exquisite.

  • angelcubbie
    August 26, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Hey Jenna, I was just wondering about how much maple syrup you use on your oats? Also you use the expensive stuff right, do you feel the price is worth it? I keep considering buying it. Also, what tortillas do you use, they look great.

    Thanks so much!

  • lizz
    August 26, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    it sounds like you have a really good plan!! im excited to hear about more of your training for your race! i hope you have a relaxing rest day!! yaaa for yoga! and your chocolates look amazing…yummm!

  • jenna
    August 26, 2008 at 4:35 pm


    I just drizzle it on (maybe 1/2 tbsp?) and YES its totallyyyyyyyy worth it for the real stuff. the fake stuff just tastes artificial and usually contains HFCS and other nasty things. The pure stuff is all natural and comes from trees. Its pricey but one of those things that is worth the money for sure. I never go without it. Just a sacrifice I’m willing to make! And, because its so sweet, you only need a little.

    I’ll have to get back to you on the tortilla brand..when I get home I will check and tell you then! They are just from the regular grocerys store in the mexican section and are 100% whole wheat.


    Haha who knows…lots of coffee I think. I’m thinking I’m going to take a couple days of rest now though and start back up on Friday with my new running program………I need a vacation!

  • jenna
    August 26, 2008 at 4:40 pm


    The Key Lime is my favorite other than the PB! I looove it! It’s so tart and delicious…def. give it a try!

  • ModelBehavior
    August 26, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I STILL have not tried the granola planks I got from the KERF contest, I forgot about them untill I read this post, i should probably bust them out eh? 🙂

  • Whitney
    August 26, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Hey Jenna! I also use the YogaDownload podcasts…they are awesome workouts. I’m not gonna lie though, I tried the Yoga for Runners last week, made it halfway through, and had to stop…I didn’t realize it was Intermediate/Advanced!

  • fitnessista
    August 26, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    i just had my first granola plank today- a.mazing 😀
    that burrito is calling my name!!! it looks fabulous!! so do those little chocolates….
    hope you have a great day!