Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch


Hi guys!

The movie was SO good! More on that in a second πŸ™‚

Exercise today was brief because I like to save my legs the day before a long run. So, I just took Mikan on a nice 50 minute walk. We both enjoyed it. When I got home I was quite famished and polished off a plate of leftover enchiladas with salsa, beans, guacamole and a plethora of hot sauce! With more Tazo iced green tea on the side—


Mikey slept—

And then my mom and I hurried out to meet Anne at the movies! I really really liked the movie. I mean, how could I not love a tale of a normal food blogger that gets a book contract and later a movie deal? Plus, major perks for my alma mater, Le Cordon Bleu! πŸ™‚ Maybe by the time I’m 30 I’ll get there….haha
I snacked on my new favorite treat ever afterwards—

And just finished faxing in my final paperwork for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in October!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO EXCITED FOR SAN FRANCISCO!!!!!!!! (shrieking at the top of my lungs) I need to start training hills, asap.
I have some things to do and then I’m meeting Meghann and Anne for dinner around 8:00. I get to meet Meghann’s new little puppy baby so I’m pretty excited. She will have to come over and play with cousins Mikan, Dexter and Mikey tomorrow πŸ˜‰

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  • brandi
    August 7, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    i’m glad you liked the movie and that you’re having such a fun filled day! what a great way to start the weekend πŸ™‚

  • Gretchen
    August 7, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I can’t wait to see that movie! I’ve read both the books and just loved them. I have plans to go with my mom, too πŸ™‚

  • Andrea
    August 7, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Mikey = CUTE!!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    August 7, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    That movie sounds awesome! I’m putting in on our schedule, ASAP. Have fun tonight!

  • sherri
    August 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Mikey is so cute! You must be having great weather in Tampa, ’cause it’s cool and cloudy in Seattle. Just had to get that off my chest because I have goosebumps. No one should have goosebumps in August! I’m so looking forward to seeing J&J. Happy to see positive reviews because I really enjoyed the book. Wish I would have thought of the idea… Years ago I tried to follow a vegan cookbook for a year. Only made it a few months before I needed to eat a cheese sandwhich. Did think Sandra Bullock could have played me though… Good for you signing up for the Nike Half. What a fun thing to look forward to!I’ll be running the Portland Marathon in October (my first & last).

  • Lisa M
    August 7, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    TOTALLY excited about that movie! So many good one out or coming out right now.
    Jenna, Do you sweeten the iced tea at all when you brew it?

    • jenna
      August 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm

      Lisa M,

      Nope—I actually prefer the taste of unsweet tea now!

  • sirenjess
    August 7, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I’m watching the movie tonight. What paperwork did you have to send in? I’m running Nike women’s marathon as well and I haven’t gotten any paperwork. I did book my flight and hotel already. Have you done that yet?

    • jenna
      August 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm


      It was all team in training stuff! πŸ™‚ They book my hotel and airfare for me

  • sherri
    August 7, 2009 at 5:23 pm


  • kay (eating machine)
    August 7, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Hearing the movie’s good makes me feel better about the whining I’m doing to convince my fiance to go!

    Mikey looks adorable in that bag! I want a kitty πŸ™

  • megan
    August 7, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Oh my goodness, I just got home from Julie & Julia too!!!! I was so happy the whole time I watched it. Couldn’t you literally taste everything they put on screen? And Meryl Streep was so great as Julia Child. Oh, I enjoyed it so much!!!
    Have a nice dinner out with the ladies tonight πŸ™‚

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    August 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Mmm, leftover enchiladas are the BEST. i’m about to go get some happy hour beverages + yummy eats. it’s been a longgggg week – TGIF!

  • Stephanie
    August 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I am so glad that you enjoyed the movie too! It was meant to be great – released on my 5 year wedding anniversary and all… πŸ˜‰

  • katey
    August 7, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    those balance bars look good- i’ve never tried them! Maybe i’ll buy one one of these days πŸ™‚

  • VeggieGirl
    August 7, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I’m totally reading the newest issue of Bon AppΓ©tit right now too πŸ™‚

    So exciting about SF!!

  • Lizzy
    August 7, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Now that you said you liked the movie and gave it a good review makes me even more excited to go see it! ahhh I’m soooo excited, and have been looking forward to it forever!!!!!! Hope the rest of your weekend is totally fab! πŸ™‚

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    August 7, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I love a good, long walk.. ps that picture is so cute with your kitty!!

  • Maria
    August 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Haha Mikey is so cute! Does he really crawl into your bag πŸ˜‰

    I really have to see that movie!!! I’m sure we bloggers all are going to at some point!

  • Rebeca
    August 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Can’t wait to see this movie! So inspiring- two great women πŸ™‚

    How are all the pets getting along with each other?

  • Abby
    August 7, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I played hooky this morning and went to catch the flick myself (can’t beat matinee prices!) Even though I always think the book is better, I loved the movie. Meryl is always fabulous, but everyone was great in the film.
    Not that vegetarian friendly, but it wasn’t as descriptive as the book… πŸ™‚ Two thumbs up on both!

  • Debbie (Green Apple A Day)
    August 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I can’t wait to see that movie!

  • BethT
    August 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Def do some hill training, but rest assured there are only two hilly parts to the course. Otherwise it is quite flat.

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    August 7, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I’m dying to see it!

  • Christina
    August 7, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I’m going to go see that movie tomorrow night! I’m really excited to see it! Your lunch looks delicious πŸ™‚ xoxo

  • Darcie
    August 7, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I went and saw Julie & Julia with my mom today too! We both loved it. It’s funny, as I was watching it, I was actually thinking of you and your blog (creepy much?!) and thought that if you hadn’t seen it yet, I would need to recommend it to you. But of course you were on top of it! Glad you liked it too πŸ™‚

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    I’m so glad to hear you sounding so upbeat and positive!!! You have so much to look forward to, and there’s no reason to focus on negatives! πŸ™‚

    Yummy enchiladas!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    August 7, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Glad you enjoyed the movie! I definitely want to see that sometime.

    Hope you have a great time tonight. Lucky you…you get to meet Maddie!!! πŸ˜€

  • Glitterati
    August 7, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    OMG I cannot WAIT to see Julie & Julia! I guess it’s technially a ‘chick flick’ which I don’t typically go for, but come on, how can I say no to a movie about cooking and blogging?!

    That Bon Appetit cover looks amazing, btw. I LOVE roast chicken!

  • Rebecca
    August 7, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I am dying to see that movie!! Have fun at dinner!

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    August 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I love chocolate mint bars – I’ll have to try the Balance ones. Good for you with the half marathon! I’m anxious just doing my first 5K!

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    August 7, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    How adorable is Mikey?? Have fun at dinner!

  • Jenni
    August 7, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    That dinner looks incredible! Is it the recipe you have listed or a different one for enchiladas?? And Mikey is too precious for words (my kitties love clean laundry, boxes, and sleeping right on top of pillows). Glad you are staying positive and moving forward in life with such heart!

  • Sana
    August 7, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I have never introduced myself and I feel like a HUGE stalker but I love your blog and I read it everyday. Even in the middle of class when I should be paying attention. LOL! I jsut wanted to say that you are amazing and I know this because of all the people that LOVE you and your blog. As a new blogger I know how much work it takes to come up with stuff to write about so keep up the great work!

  • emily
    August 7, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Yay, I’m seeing it tomorrow, I’m so excited!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    August 7, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I met Julia Child twice when I lived in Santa Barbara/Montecito…she lived there two. The second time I was driving up to San Francisco to cook for a friend [who isn’t a good cook and loves my cooking] who was having a party for 50. We went back and forth on the rather complex menu….and was looking forward to the fun of creating. Ran into the Santa Barbara market as leaving town. Was on line with Julia and her husband who died shortly thereafter. She recognized me from before and said hello and asked what I was up to. I told her about the dinner and the menu and she replied “Oh just put something on the grill.” I thought that was hysterical.

    Jenna, she didn’t write her book until she was 50! There’s loads of time and you will get there! You’ve already done more than most do in a lifetime!

    I love Nora Ephron films and can’t wait to see it.

    PS how do we load a pix/icon here?

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    August 7, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Can’t wait to see the movie too!

  • Sarah
    August 7, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I’m so glad you liked the movie, I think I am going to see it tomorrow, I am so excited! Hope you are having a good time with the girls and Maddie πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend girlie.

  • Melissa
    August 7, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, Mikey is so cute in that picture! Glad to hear you enjoyed the movie. I can’t wait to see it myself!!

  • Renee
    August 7, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    I saw the movie this afternoon too, it was SO great!! =)

  • Jessica
    August 7, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    AWWW Mikey is too adorable!!!

  • Tay
    August 8, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Seriously girl, TRAIN THOSE HILLS!! I consistently ran hills in almost every run, and the SF hills were no big deal for me. I powered by other people struggling, so those hills paid off. But they can be killer!

  • Emily Eats
    August 8, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Thanks for the sneak preview of Bon Appetit πŸ™‚ (it takes a few weeks to get my copy here in England).
    I’m still to go see the movie – I hear Amy & Meryl are fantastic in it, plus yes, the food….
    Happy training for SF!

  • Charlene
    August 8, 2009 at 8:14 am

    I just came here to tell you you HAD to go see “Julie and Julia” but you already did! I thought of you a few times- especially when I saw “Le Cordon Bleu!” I also found Julia such an inspirational character- Just what I needed!

  • melissa
    August 8, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    thanks for the movie review!

    THe half will be amazing. I did the nike full in 2007 and it was nothing short of magical.

    See you at the summit!