March Madness

Happy Humpday!

I’ve got a busy day planned, starting with a bike ride at 10. It’s gorgeous out and I’m finally getting in that long ride!

I had my first “real” bowl of oatmeal in many moons.


I’m calling this “real” oatmeal because I finally restocked my old fashioned oats. I had been using quick oats for the past month or so and it’s just not the same! I need that chew. This bowl contained 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup soymilk, 1/2 cup water, 1 banana, cinnamon, sea salt, pb and bonne maman. After seeing Court’s bowl yesterday with that beautiful jam I knew I needed it! πŸ™‚


I took a coffee break for awhile but now I am back, full force. March is all about caffeine and wine. Wait, did I say that out loud? This is a healthy living blog…oops. πŸ˜‰ Still, whatever gets the writing done. Deadline is in 3 weeks!
Need to go search for headphones for my ipod today. What do y’all recommend? Its time to hear out of both ears, methinks. I’ve been using these broken ones for the past YEAR!

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  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 10, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I couldn’t go a month without real oatmeal – two or three days and I’m craving it like mad!!
    I wish I could help with headphones but I’m clueless with that stuff…I actually need some more myself!

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    March 10, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I certainly couldn’t got a year without headphones! I use these

    and they are awesome!

  • Emma Ruth
    March 10, 2010 at 7:38 am

    yumyum. the jam looks divine!

    i’m so looking forward to your book!

    see you in charleston soon!

  • Run Sarah
    March 10, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Love PB&J oatmeal, so good, especially paired with coffee!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 10, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Mmmmmmmmmm. Bonne Maman, my lover. Can’t get enough. Just bought the Chestnut Cream with Vanilla the other day. Don’t know if they sell it in the states but if you find it….BUY IT! So delish. YUM!

    Have a great day, dear!

  • The PFB @ Paris Food Blog
    March 10, 2010 at 7:52 am

    hey the french have proven than caffeine and wine are good for you! fight alzheimers! stop heart disease!

    soon they will be telling me cigarettes cure cancer and i will be the happiest girl in the world

    Γ  bientΓ΄t
    the paris food blague

  • brit
    March 10, 2010 at 7:57 am

    “whatever gets the writing done”–so true. cookie dough helps occasionally as well!;)

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    March 10, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I think coffee and wine are plenty healthy and totally appropes!

    I like headphones with the loop around the ear b/c buds always fall out of my awkward ears.

  • sherri
    March 10, 2010 at 8:05 am

    skullcandy headphones!! they come with three different size ear thingies… not too $$$, sound great and long lasting…

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    March 10, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Mmm, I had almond butter and jelly oats today too! So satisfying and FUN. Enjoy your bike ride…and get some new headphones! πŸ˜‰

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    March 10, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I would like to hear some headphone rec’s too – the earbuds are too big for my ears, and they other ones all break!

  • Kati @ Living Well
    March 10, 2010 at 8:09 am

    ha ha. I have a pair of broken ones in my desk drawer at work where only 1 ear works…sometimes desperate times call though! I’ve bought some ear buds at Target for about $10…I think they even have the Ipod brand there? And lots of fun colors!

  • MMiller
    March 10, 2010 at 8:09 am

    I saw awesome headphone things on “The Early Show” on CBS this morning! You attach it to your helmet instead of covering your ears! Much safer! Check it out!

    Can’t wait to see you post “DONE”! or at least 50,000! Hope to see it tonight or at least in the morning! Maybe your good oats will do the trick!

  • Kelly
    March 10, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Those are the best ever! I have my tragus pierced so the dumb iPod ear buds never stayed in my ears, but these come with different sized cushions to make it smaller or larger. I love them, the cancel out all sounds and don’t go anywhere during a run.

  • Lauren Watson
    March 10, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I still use my Apple buds that came with my iPod. Those have ended up holding up the best and being the most comfortable.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    March 10, 2010 at 8:10 am

    PB&J oats = love. Defintely a great way to start your day!

  • Mallory
    March 10, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I’ve heard (because I have the same headphone problem) that the issue may actually be with your iPod. I tried buying new headphones and the sound still only came out of one ear. Apparently there is a way to fix something on your iPod, but I just wanted to warn you in case this means you’ll need to be doing a little more troubleshooting than you expected — and before you buy fancy new headphones!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    March 10, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I have to laugh that you’ve been using broken earphones for that long . . . I can be really behind on certain errands too!

  • Megan
    March 10, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I would suggest getting Skull Candy earphones! They fit in your ear (dont fall out like most do) and they come in super cool designs!! Here’s the site!!

  • Tiffany
    March 10, 2010 at 8:15 am

    i’ve been using the same apple headphones that came with my ipod, and they get the job done, but sometimes they fall out of my ears! i think the in-ear buds and around-the-ear headphones would work best. good luck!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    March 10, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I got a new pair of headphones for Christmas actually, my husband did tons of research and found Seinhesser PMX70’s. I wasn’t so sure because I am so used to iPod headphones but they stay in SO well, I never worry about them falling out and the sound is great. I really like them.

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    March 10, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I have some cheapy Phillips brand ones from Target that have held up for a long time and stay in place when I run. They’re the over the ear kind.

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    March 10, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Yum, those oats look awesome! I agree, the chew is an essential part of oats experience.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 10, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I commend you for being able to run with broken headphones, that’s the sort of thing that frustrates me to no end while working out. I’ve found that any kind that wraps around the ear is pretty reliable for exercise.

    Enjoy your ride and the weather!

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place
    March 10, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I hate the apple ibuds…on more than one occassion I’ve been shocked in my ear from them! on multiple pairs!!

  • Becky
    March 10, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I third the recommendation for Skull Candy earphones. They are the best I’ve ever had. They create a really good seal so that they don’t move around or fall out during exercise, and that also cuts out the external noise when I’m doing things like commuting. AWESOME. Highly recommended.

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    March 10, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I love PB and Jam in my oats! Do you drink your coffee black?! You are hardcore!!! πŸ™‚

  • Maggie @ Fit.Fun.Food
    March 10, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Sea salt! How interesting! I used to love my oatmeal with only butter and salt. Nothing sweet at all!

  • Cara
    March 10, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I havent had “real” oatmeal since I was a kid. I need to give it a try again. Mmm.

  • Tracey
    March 10, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I’m craving a nice big bowl of oats. I never have time to make them during the week so I only get to have them on the weekends. I have 2 more days to go!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit
    March 10, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Real oatmeal…nothin like it! πŸ™‚

    Caffeine + wine = great adventures! I know the next three weeks will be awesome. Sometimes you do what you gotta do, no?

  • Rachel
    March 10, 2010 at 8:33 am

    The Bose in-ear headphones are amazing. They are expensive at $99, but SO worth it.

  • Jenny
    March 10, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Hey Jenna – What kind of oats do you use? Those look delicious!

    • jenna
      March 10, 2010 at 8:40 am


      these are just from the bulk bin at my health food store!

  • Brittany
    March 10, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Sony’s headphones are AMAZING. A bit more pricey (around $50) but I think definitely worth it, and they’ll never let you down if you take care of them! Plus they’re the “inner ear” headphones, so they won’t fall out during exercise!

  • Jodi
    March 10, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I love the in-ear Bose headphones. They are so worth the price! I’ve had mine for a couple years now and work perfectly.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 10, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Have a great ride! And whatever– I’m all about March being about wine and coffee, and I have no deadline at all πŸ™‚

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 10, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Healthy living? I should remind you that both coffee and wine have health benefits!




  • Kaitlin
    March 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I keep seeing these PB&J oats everywhere, I really need to try them! Good luck writing today!!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

    i have some bose headphones that are awesome…they work really well and have lasted a long time! i’m a huge fan of jam in my oats as well…that fruity sweetness is perfect πŸ™‚

  • Michele W
    March 10, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I love my Sennheiser sport earphones from the Apple store! They hook over my ears so they don’t fall out when I’m running!

  • La
    March 10, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Mmmmm pb+j oats. I’ve really enjoyed watching you go through the process of writing a book! It’s so exciting for me, lol.

  • Stefanie
    March 10, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Skull Candy! Best in-ear headphones

    March 10, 2010 at 9:22 am

    wine and caffeine-sounds great to me!

  • Kerry Dyer
    March 10, 2010 at 9:26 am

    breakfast looks perfect!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 10, 2010 at 9:38 am

    ROTFLMAO. We have the same March Madness diet–well, the two beverages mentioned and spinach salads. It is beautiful out here, too.

  • Julie
    March 10, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I like my ear buds that have a volume control right on the cord so I can easily adjust it while running without looking down at my Ipod. Just something you might want to consider. : )

  • JW
    March 10, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Jenna, when is the book officially suppose to be done and do you know when the expected date of release? I can’t wait to read it!!!

    • jenna
      March 10, 2010 at 9:49 am


      The book will be released a year from right now…Spring of 2011!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 10, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I’m with you, instant has nothing on real oats πŸ˜‰ Good luck on the writing!!

  • Evan Thomas
    March 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Mmm That oatmeal looks so thick! Definitely need the steel cuts to make it feel like a meal

  • Katelynn
    March 10, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Highly recommend skull candy.. they don’t hurt, there are different size buds, fun colors, and only like $20. I’m very particular about my headphones and I’ve tried everything – they are the absolute best.

  • Tracey @ TropicalHappiness
    March 10, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I like these ones:

    I found they are really good for the money. They stay put and I don’t ever feel like they’re going to fall out. I tend to manhandle my earphones, since I’m carrying them to and from the gym and sweating all over them, so I didn’t want to spend tons of money on them.

  • ellen eats beets
    March 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

    So simple and delicious! I’m a huge fan of skullcandy headphones. The buds go in your ears, and actually stay there!

  • maggie
    March 10, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I’ve been going without oatbran for 1 month now..its tough but I’m trying to use up all the old fashion oats I got at costco!!


  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    March 10, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Still love that mug:)
    I suggest Sony’s sport ones. They have three different size options to choose from which is awesome.

  • Kimberly@
    March 10, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I’m looking forward to your book. That jam looks delicious. Keep up the good work!

  • ShutupandRun
    March 10, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I am in full support of as much caffeine and wine as it takes to get the job done.

  • Christina
    March 10, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I like the Skull Candy headphones. They come with 3 different sizes of earplugs and they don’t fall out when you run. Plus, you can get them in lots of different colors!

  • Allison K
    March 10, 2010 at 10:28 am

    hahaha. I think it’s ok for March to be about caffeine and wine!

  • Jil
    March 10, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Coffee is so necessary for my existence…haha πŸ™‚ I cannot see myself giving it up. πŸ˜€

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 10, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I sweat too much to use ear buds so I rock the behind the head ones. That way my sweat doesn’t ruin one of the earphones. It happens everytime I get ear buds.

  • Beth
    March 10, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I can’t go a day without coffee, and I doubt I’d ever want to go a week without wine! You seem to live a balanced life though – eating healthy and exercising combined with some fun stuff is what’s it all about!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    March 10, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Coffee and wine are absolutely healthy πŸ™‚ Someone was surprised once when I told them I drank coffee every day (just a cup!) and said ‘I thought you were all-natural and all that’… I said coffee IS natural, and healthy in moderation!

  • Tay
    March 10, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Old fashioned rolled oats > instant oats anyday. sooooo much better. And hey – coffee and wine BOTH have health benefits, right?! You’re doing great on the healthy living track πŸ˜‰

  • Amanda@thgrainsofparadise
    March 10, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Nothing wrong with a bit of coffee and wine! Sounds like a good plan for March lol!

  • eatmovelove
    March 10, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I LOVE JAM !!! It’s awesome in oats too πŸ™‚

  • Jillian
    March 10, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Skull Candy all the way…the ones with the sized rubber pieces! They are so awesome!

  • Stacey
    March 10, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I just picked up some crofters jam today for my oats. You cna’t go wrong with oats and jam.

  • Niki @ Niki's Neverending Adventure
    March 10, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I like the idea of March being all about coffee and wine! 2 of my favorite things!!

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    March 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Mmm, I love “real” old fashioned oats! And Bonne Maman is the GREATEST jam. I need to find it here in Canada!


  • amanda
    March 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I notice so many foodie bloggers love their oats in the morning. πŸ™‚

  • Mastering Public Health
    March 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Oh, wow, that PB & J oatmeal looks reeeeeeally good. Especially the jam. I think this may be the start of a trend. Hope you have a great day.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    March 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    oooh that oatmeal looks great! The perfect fuel for a bike ride …have fun!

  • Nikki
    March 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Haha! I don’t always run with music but when I do, I only wear one ear (so I can hear traffic, etc). Of course, this makes my earbuds last longer because when the one ear inevitably dies, I still have one! Guess I’m not much help, huh? Right now I have some Nike ones with 3 different sized ear thingys that I’m liking.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    so my pantry is currently harboring a family size thing of quick oats. ive been avoiding it (slash replenishing my old fashioned oats stash every time they run out)–but im gonna have to face the music, soon, i fear haha

  • Tali
    March 10, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I’ve got the Sure sound-isolation earbuds and LOVE them. The sound is amazing and the chord is nice and long in case you’re working out and need some extra wiggle room.

  • Abby
    March 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you! Your blog makes me happy for so many reasons…the pictures of food, your job at the winery, your choices in food, the random shout outs to Tampa (did I mention the pictures of food) aaand especially because of lines like this… “March is all about caffeine and wine. Wait, did I say that out loud? This is a healthy living blog…oops.”
    πŸ˜€ It helps that I am reading this in Tampa sipping on a wonderful bottle of Shiraz!

  • Joy
    March 11, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I love skullcandy earbuds even more than my bose