Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Misplaced Southerners Take One

ahhhhhhh today has been a thoroughly enjoyed “jenna-day”  if there has ever been one. Later this morning I made a shake for an early lunch using a scoop of pom. mango amazing meal, half a frozen banana, a handful of frozen strawberries and blueberries, raw spinach, a cup of almond milk and some naturally more pb—-



It was perfecttttttt 🙂

Then, on a total whim, I booked myself an hour massage. Let me preface by saying I am a total spa junkie. I ADORE massages…but haven’t had one for 3 YEARS! I’m a big believer in the power of human touch (aka I like to cuddle!) and believe massages are a necessary part of whole body wellness. Unfortunately, however, they come with a price tag. But…. I feel like it’s one of those things that is really worth it. On that note, I’m going to start a massage fund–saving a little bit here and there—and treating myself to a really nice one once a month. The one I had today was absolutely glorious and I could just feel all my tension and stress melting away. I have a lot on my mind right now and it was the perfect medicine. Afterward I felt like a whole new woman!

As my body was still all warm and loose from my massage, when I got home I did an hour of yoga! Honestly, it was probably the best yoga I’ve done in a very long time. My whole body just felt wide open and I was super bendy and flexy. 🙂

Snacked on a half cup of TJ’s yogurt with some dried cherries and a quarter cup of this yummy Swiss muesli that a reader sent me ages ago but I never opened till now. This muesli reminded me of France….really yummy and crunchy but not overly sweet like American granola can be.



And then………

Fried Chicken Night!!



Representing Texas, Georgia and Florida, the three of us make up the misplaced Southerners in California. I thought this was the perfect short story idea but Adam, of course, took it one step further and is making a video…..to be released!

Had a glass of Stryker Zin


And pure love on a platter:


Oh my gosh, it’s so good. I don’t even know what else to say. The little movie should be great though! 😉

I am BEAT. Bed. NOW.

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  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    November 22, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    You look super cute in your hot pink top. I’m glad you had a relaxing “Jenna-day”. I looove massages too!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    November 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Adam’s vid short is sure to be terrific. His MG submission was SNL good as I recall—so cool how you guys came together as ‘Les Amis du Vin.’ Dinner looks fantastic.

  • Mastering Public Health
    November 22, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    What a great day! I am envious of both your smoothie and massage. But, you’re right, something that does so many good things for your physical and mental well-being must be worth it; it shows — you look aglow!

  • katie
    November 22, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    you deserved that massage! i am super jelous of it tho. i love them!! i love fried chicken night..thats awesome!

  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    November 22, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    A massage, then yoga? Sounds fabulous. I’d also pair it with a facial, pedicure, and a nice bottle of wine! Glad to hear you are able to relax a bit out there in California 😉

  • Renee
    November 22, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic day!! =)

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    November 23, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Oh man, I’ve been saying for weeks that I need to book myself a massage. I haven’t been in probably three years too.

  • Lacey
    November 23, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Since you have been in CA have you been to Roscos chicken and waffels?? My husband and I went to the one in Hollywood while visiting family and it was soo good. Not at all healthy but it was delish! I know there are a few locations so check it out!!

  • candice
    November 23, 2009 at 2:57 am

    I’m glad you had a fun day! I haven’t had fried chicken in ages, and I’m not sure if I’ve ever even had real, “good” fried chicken.

  • simpledaisy
    November 23, 2009 at 3:03 am

    A massage & yoga….soounds PERFECT:)

  • June
    November 23, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Jenna-I just bought a sample pack of Amazing Grass but I love the container you have to shake the stuff up in…where did you get it? I looked on the website and couldn’t find one. Besides using a blender, I don’t have the best “shake up” method and that amazing grass container looks great!!!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 23, 2009 at 3:31 am

    Can;t wait to see the video! I have never had a massage. I am dying for one!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    November 23, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Massage, yoga, fried chicken. That sounds to me like an awesome trio of components to incorporate into one’s day. I totally agree with you on massages. I NEVER get them (due to the price) the last one I received was around seven years ago on a cruise. It was incredible. Your passage about the benefits of massages has inspired me to book one. I carry a lot of stress in my upper back and shoulders (large chest) and it always leaves me with kinks and aches. Time to invest in my body’s happiness!

  • VeggieGirl
    November 23, 2009 at 4:14 am

    You need to have MORE “Jenna days” 🙂

  • Tamzin
    November 23, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Massages are the best! I’m booked in for one next Monday for my birthday and can’t wait, my shoulders are in definite need of tension release! looks like a fun day x x

  • Sabrina (RhodeyGirl Tests)
    November 23, 2009 at 4:34 am

    I’m getting a massage today! I can’t wait!!!! Best post half marathon idea ever! I am a spa junkie too, but also hate the price tag.

  • amanda
    November 23, 2009 at 4:40 am

    That fried chicken meal looks yummmmmmy!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    November 23, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Spa days are the best! I need to book a massage very soon!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    November 23, 2009 at 4:48 am

    LOVE massages! I’m getting one today, actually! My husband set it up as a post-1/2 marathon reward! BTW, your hair looks cute in braids like that!

    What kind of pickles were those on the side? They look kind of like these marinated pickles that my aunt makes that are sweet, but also spicy…they are to die for.

  • Abbys Vegan Eats
    November 23, 2009 at 5:00 am

    What a fun night. And ya to massages. I agree, they are worth every penny and if I were rich I would get them on a regular basis!! 🙂

  • Allie
    November 23, 2009 at 5:03 am

    sounds like a fabulous day- good reminder to book a little me time. you glow in that color!

  • Karla
    November 23, 2009 at 5:12 am

    I need loosen some muscles right about now!

    I’ve always been a little weary of masages, I guess the idea of someone I don’t know touching me sort of weirds me out.

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Karla
    November 23, 2009 at 5:13 am

    I need loosen some muscles right about now!

    I’ve always been a little weary of massages, I guess the idea of someone I don’t know touching me sort of weirds me out.

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  • lindsay
    November 23, 2009 at 5:25 am

    A one-hour massage sounds GLORIOUS. Pampering yourself is so important 🙂
    And so is fried chicken. Your Southern dinner looks so delish!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    November 23, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Fried chicken when fixed right is soooo goood 🙂 I love it when it’s crispy 🙂

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    November 23, 2009 at 5:38 am

    I have been wanting to get a massage forever, I’ve never had one before!!

  • Kristie Lynn
    November 23, 2009 at 5:48 am

    A massage, yoga, and southern comfort food all in one day? What a nice treat! 😀

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    November 23, 2009 at 5:54 am

    I’ve been away at a Baron Baptiste workshop and am just now catching up.

    Your southerner dinner looks awesome! And I love your rain boots, so cute!

  • Erin
    November 23, 2009 at 5:59 am

    It’s great to have a little Southern family even though you’re all on the West Coast now. Makes it a little easier to feel at home, I’m sure. 🙂

  • Tina
    November 23, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Can’t wait to see the movie 🙂

  • Erin
    November 23, 2009 at 6:23 am

    So cute! Gotta love when you can find people who enjoy your roots too. I really want a massage now!

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    November 23, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Oh man, I have never had a professional massage! I would try it but then I may be hooked and the husband may not appreciate my monthly massage expenditures. 😉 Glad you enjoyed and had some amazing yoga to follow. Sounds like an incredibly amazing day. I’m from Florida and people don’t realize that we’re from the south too! Glad you enjoyed some yummy southern cooking and I can’t wait to see the video! 🙂

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    November 23, 2009 at 6:36 am

    I SO need to book a massage soon. My girlfriend is a massage therapist, and you totally reminded to me to make use of that:)
    Sounds like you all had fun at Fried chicken Night!

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    November 23, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I definitely agree with you on the massages! Between my natural state of being cold (read- tensed up all the time) and my running, my body is like one giant knot! massages make me a normal person again!

  • yali
    November 23, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Is Adam single?? I think you guys will make such a cute couple!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    November 23, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I love massages! I got one a few months ago and I really think it helped my hamstring injury. I think massages are essential for runners! Just wish I had a little more $$, so I could get them more often!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    November 23, 2009 at 7:07 am

    I loooove massages. I treated myself to one on Wednesday and it was seriously amazing!! I also tried accupuncture for the first time the other day. There is something very wise about alternative medicines like that I think!

  • laura dishes
    November 23, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Haha you guys are so funny!

    Glad you enjoyed your massage and had such a wonderful day… I feel the same way about massages. Expensive, but worth it!

  • Jenny
    November 23, 2009 at 7:13 am

    you deserve all the “Jenna days” you can get! your the busiest woman I know 🙂

  • jen
    November 23, 2009 at 7:27 am

    okay, this is totally random but i’ve been lurking around your blog for awhile. i just realized that that guy adam went to college where i did and was either really good friends with or a roommate of my friend colt.

  • Evan Thomas
    November 23, 2009 at 7:31 am

    That soothie sounds SO GOOD. I’ll have to try and recreate it when I’m home for Thanksgiving

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    November 23, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Mmm that swiss muesli looks good….not as good as the fried chicken though 😉

  • Malena (www.justbeingb.com)
    November 23, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Looks like a great day! Mmmm Pom Mango Amazing Meal.. I was so sad to find that Amazing Grass was out of that flavor in the 2lb tubs. 🙁 I settled for the Original.

  • skinnyrunner
    November 23, 2009 at 8:06 am

    sounds like the massage+yoga is the way to go! and then top it off with a little fried chicken, sounds like a good plan to me!

  • Jil
    November 23, 2009 at 8:11 am

    oh my gosh, a massage sounds heavenly. i always talk about them but never do them. and the fried chicken looks soo yummy!

  • Jen
    November 23, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I agree with Yali! 🙂

  • Amanda@thegrainsofparadise
    November 23, 2009 at 10:33 am

    No matter how broke I am, I get a 60 minute massage every month. It’s worth every penny!!! Aloha!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    November 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I am with you on the massage front! They are so worth the hefty price tag.

    Oh – and I’m also loving Zinfandel right now… love the delicious, jammy, goodness of it!

  • Vanessa @ Chic and Charming
    November 23, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    As a (soon to be nationally certified) massage therapist, this post made me smile especially when you want to start a small massage fun to save up for routine massages…!

    It’s people like you that I work hard for so I can strive to provide my best in my profession.

    Take care!

  • Danielle
    November 23, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I love your club name! I can’t wait to see the video Adam made 🙂


  • Tania @ Moment Anew
    November 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    OMG Jenna, that chicken looks so crispy! I can almost hear the “crunch” and picture the steam rising when you cut into it!!! Mmmmmmmmmmm……

  • andrea
    November 23, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Move to Shanghai…some weeks I have 4! yes 4! massages 🙂
    now other things are more expensive, but it sort of evens out, right? glad you had a good day, the wine and chicken look divine!

  • Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo)
    November 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Love guys who make funny faces for photos. Life would be dull without them!

  • janice
    November 24, 2009 at 3:13 am

    So I’ve followed your blog for a while but have never commented. Would you believe that my motivation for commenting would be on the wine you get to drink?! I was out there a few years ago and discovered so many wines I couldn’t get in FL (where i was) and MA (where i am now). Sawyer, Stryker…I’m jealous! Go find Porter Creek and try their Zin. Yum!