Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch/ Travel

Just As I Remembered

Wooheeeeee yoga was JUST as I remembered it this morning: HARD.


I took a lovely 75 minute All Levels Flow class at my old studio, Blue Turtle Yoga, and the instructor actually was my old personal trainer from back in my college days. I guess she made the switch from personal training to yoga-ing in the past two years and she was just fabulous. I have to admit though, when I first saw it was her that would be teaching, part of me was like “oh crap” because I knew she was like a drill seargant from when we used to work out together. I guess her drill seargent ways flowed over into the mat because this class was full of sweaty vinyasa, balancing sequences that focused on warrior three transitioning to half moon to warrior two, and the like. The reason I love her though was that even though the class totally kicked my booty, she weaved in all sorts of deep “yoga thoughts”throughout and the result was almost spiritual. And, the best part was that afterwards I got to meet Leah, a blog reader!! I LOVE meeting you guys in “real life”!! It totally makes my day to see your smiling faces 🙂

After class I was in desperate need of something to refuel me. Of course I stopped at my old stomping ground, Teavana, yet again! After tasting the sample outside I wanted exactly that!


The mixture of the two teas was delicious and I had it lightly sweetened with a little rock sugar. I also grabbed what looked to be a homemade larabar creation ’cause all those chatarungas make Jenna a hungry girl!




I ate half of this bar and it was yummy. It had apple chunks in it and was the perfect thing after a sweaty practice.

I roamed around for a little while because I knew Christie wouldn’t be home from class yet and I wandered through my campus. Okay, seriously, how totally gorgeous is my college??!!!





I don’t think I ever knew how good I had it! The campus still takes my breath away. I think its one of the most beautiful places on earth.

When Christie got home we walked about six blocks to my favorite lunch spot ever!


I love this place for many, many reasons but mostly because they make everything in house and their menu is healthy and fresh! They make all their soups from scratch and have different ones every day.


For my lunch, I had half of the portobello wrap with a cup of the Mediterranean vegetable soup:


This wrap basically rocks my face off. Yummy grilled bell peppers, onions and a portobello are smothered in spinach spread and fresh spinach. SO tasty! And the soup was very good too. I loved the addition of the feta! Both of us were starving and literally cleaned every last speck off our plates in five minutes flat. 🙂

We are about to go out walking for the rest of the afternoon! I want to take Christie to the Battery where all the old, old mansions are right next to the water. Our evening plans include drinks here, dinner here and then Christie has convinced me to actually go out to a bar. I don’t even remember the last time I went out in a social manner—its definitely been awhile. It should be interesting!

Stay tuned! 😉

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  • ryan
    May 29, 2009 at 11:58 am

    BRING ME BACK POES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh, and have fun with Christie!

  • runjen
    May 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    What a fun trip you are having! Where in Charleston does you friend live? I adore that you guys can walk everywhere!

  • Holly
    May 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Have so much fun with Christie!

    Charleston looks beautiful – I’ve never been but have always wanted to go!

  • Lora
    May 29, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Oh, Charleston is one of my favorite cities on Earth. I lived in Columbia for several years and made the trip down many many times, but I’ve never seen the campus. Your photos are making me crave a trip to SC ASAP!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    May 29, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Charleston is BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE the architecture, so incredibly charming! Have a wonderful night, can’t wait to hear about it 😉

  • Meganerd
    May 29, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Gosh, that is so beautiful. I haven’t ever been to Charleston, only drive thru it.

    Have fun tonight!

  • Julia
    May 29, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I think you are having, and will continue to have, what I would classify as the best.day.ever.

  • The Novice Berker
    May 29, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Charleston is so gorgeous! What amazingly picturesque buildings. 🙂 Have fun at the bar. 😉

  • Hallie
    May 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    What a lovely city! I went to college in a really pretty place too (Ithaca NY) and didn’t appreciate it nearly as much as I should have (partly because um, it’s cold!). I really want to make it to Charleston one of these days.

    Enjoy the rest of your mini-vaca!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health
    May 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    What a beautiful campus! Looks like you are having tons of fun!

  • megan
    May 29, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    here is a portion control question. when you do something like eat half a bar, do you only eat half because you are actually full or because you know in your head that half is enough for you at the moment? I tend to know in my head that I don’t need more food, but things like bars don’t seem to fill me up right away, so it’s still hard to keep from eating the whole thing…does that make sense?

    • jenna
      May 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm


      Well I knew I would be eating lunch soon and the whole bar was 255 calories, which probably would have made me too full to enjoy my lunch if I ate the whole thing so I just split it in half!

  • Matt
    May 29, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Lunch looks great! I love places like that!

  • Angela
    May 29, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Wow what beautiful scenery! 🙂

    Hmm that is an interesting ingredient on the raw bar- pumpkin dates! Ive never heard of it before.

  • spicygranola
    May 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    The campus is beautiful. Your posts have been making me sad that I haven’t been to charleston yet this summer, usually I have been twice by now (ahhh, college days of yore).

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    May 29, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    The South is so gorgeous – you are so lucky you got to walk around there everyday!! Have a great rest of your trip!

  • Emily
    May 29, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    It looks so beautiful there! I can’t imagine going to school there.

  • Bec
    May 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    wow what a gorgeous campus!

  • Sarah
    May 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Lovely pictures! It puts my college to shame, haha. Glad you are enjoying yourself, that lunch looks delicious. Have a good time tonight and live it up girl 😉

  • Claire
    May 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Wow, that soup menu looks delicious! I don’t know if I could decide!

  • Cassie
    May 29, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    wow… i certainly don’t regret choosing to go to saint joe’s university because otherwise i never would have met my fabulous boyfriend, but whoa do i wish i had learned of your college while i was touring campuses! what a GORGEOUS place! enjoy the rest of your visit!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Looks like you’re having a blast…it must be great visiting your college again (especially when it looks like that! GEORGEOUS!)

  • Leah
    May 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    It was so neat to meet you today. I really admire you and your blog and lifestyle. I felt a bit like I was in the presence of a celebrity. This is my 2nd summer here playing in the spoleto orchestra and I love it!! It’s fun seeing your adventures through the city. I know all the places you’ve mentioned and agree this is a beautiul and charming city. Safe trip back to FL!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    May 29, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Glad you are having fun. Yay for yoga, good food and even better friends!

  • Katherine
    May 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Sounds like you’re having a wonderful time!! Such a gorgeous campus and very tasty treats, not to mention good company – sounds like a recipe for the perfect weekend!

  • Kelly
    May 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I love Charleston. I’ve always told my parents if I have a destination wedding it would be Maui, Charlestown, or Hilton Head. I especially love the Charleston Place hotel. Soooo cute.

  • Adi (oatonomy.com - repaired!)
    May 29, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    That IS a beautiful campus, wow!

  • Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    May 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Have fun going “out”! I agree, I hardly ever do the bar scene these days.

  • Anna
    May 29, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Sounds like a great class. You’re right, that does look like a beautiful campus!

  • K
    May 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Your campus makes mine look like an armpit! How gorgeous are those buildings?!

    Woohoo for a crazy night 🙂 Have fun!!

  • Emily L.
    May 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I want to go to there.

  • kailey
    May 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    holy moly your college is gorgeous!! wow!
    that bar sounds fabulous!

  • Run Sarah
    May 29, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, your campus looks gorgeous! Right out of a movie or story.

  • Recipes for Creativity
    May 29, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Your campus certainly was gorgeous. Have a great night!

  • M
    May 29, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    I typed eatliverun.com wrong (don’t ask me how) and I came across your old blog on wordpress. A pic from the past! http://eatliverun.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/cimg0332.jpg
    You and Ryan look so cute! Have a great weekend!

  • Gloria
    May 29, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Blue Turtle has to be the cutest name for a yoga studio ever! Your campus looks absolutely amazing. I never knew Charleston was so beautiful!

  • Laura Brandon
    May 29, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Your college is so pretty, so southern! UNM is so southwestern looking… blech. And I love that you said it rocked your face off!!

  • Margie
    May 29, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    This is my first time posting. Love your blog! When I go to Teavana, my favorite blend is Peach Tranquility and Roobios Peach Bloom. It’s a great combo if you like peach! Lovely campus!

  • Annie-Rose
    May 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    OOoooo this post makes me especially excited to visit Charleston in the fall. I’ll have to go to both Five Loaves Cafe and Basil, as Thai is my absolute favorite! If you have any more suggestions, throw them out there 🙂

  • Help Meghan Run
    May 29, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Wow! 🙂 I have never been to Charleston, but it is definitely going on the list now. Enjoy your time there.

    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • Carolina Girl
    May 30, 2009 at 11:25 am

    CofC girl here! You are right, nothing is more beautiful than that campus! Your pics are gorgeous =)

  • Erin
    May 30, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Ohhh, I love Charleston!! You are so lucky to have gone to school there. Cool.
    That cafe looks rockin. Glad you’re having fun lady!

  • Anais
    May 31, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I now totally want to go visit Charleston…it does look absolutely beautiful!