Behind The Butter


Today was clearly the No Carb Left Behind Tour….part II.

Caitlin and I had a perfectly lovely day of laying around and eating everything in sight. Why can’t every day be like today? I snacked on some millet toast with earth balance and jam:

And then we had an early dinner of the homemade four cheese stuffed shells that I pre-made on Thursday night (and froze). I’ll post the recipe next week—promise! We also had roasted broccoli for some veggie lovin’

And then we decided it was pure genius to go get Coldstone. I haven’t had Coldstone since COLLEGE! Be still my heart.

I got a small cake batter with oreo and caramel sauce. I practically licked the cup clean. And then drank a gatorade cause that’s how I roll.
Speaking of rolling, the alarm in this party house is goin off at 5:15 tomorrow morning. Caitlin’s dad is picking us up at 5:45 and we are driving the hour to Napa to the race start. We’re meeting some fun bloggies while stuffing our faces with bagels and cream cheese and then the event officially starts at 8:30. There’s rest stops every 20 miles and, don’t you worry, I’ll be twittering. Read at your own free will though. I can’t guarantee what my thought process will be like after five hours on the bike. It might get dirty. Just sayin’.
Thank you all SO much for donating for this fantastic cause. I couldn’t have done it without you!
Wish us luck!!!!

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  • Sarah for Real
    May 22, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Good Luck! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Kathy W.
    May 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Take it at your own pace, and have a blast!

  • Mastering Public Health
    May 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Awesome that you and Caitlin are having such a great time together. I’m actually currently on a trip to the San Francisco area (from NY) and have thought of you and your California travels/adventures/eats often!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    May 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I think you’re going to have a BLAST! Best of luck to you both! ENJOY IT : )

  • Danica
    May 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    COLDSTONE!! I am so excited because they just opened one up near me and naturally, I got peanut butter with reeses and it was AMAZING. cake batter is definitely next though!
    Good luck tomorrow and have fun!

  • Ilana
    May 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    i think this is a little epic. i love when my fave bloggers get together.

    have an awesome ride! considering i can barely make five miles, i’m so so so impressed by you. congratulations in advance and i truly hope you enjoy!

  • Brynne
    May 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Good luck tomorrow Jenna!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    May 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Every last drop of that ice cream will propel you that much farther tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re gonna rock this race, Jenna!!

  • M(a different M than the other M!!)
    May 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Break a leg!
    Hope Adam (and Rocky too!) will be cheering you all on ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    May 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    So exciting….like getting up early for the Rose Parade!! May the wind be at your back!!

  • Camille
    May 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Those stuffed shells look phenomenal!
    Good luck tomorrow! We’re all rooting for you!

  • Amanda
    May 22, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Good luck! You will do great! I love the no carb left behind tour…. we can’t every day be like that? Oh right…. my jeans would rip. And I like them.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 22, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Awh GOOD LUCK! I’ll be thinking of you!

  • Sarah
    May 23, 2010 at 12:13 am

    SO excited for you – GOOD LUCK! Congrats on raising so much $ for such a great cause.

  • Frank Gutierrez
    May 23, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Love the title. NCLB… Brilliant!

  • Nicole
    May 23, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Good luck, you’ll do wonderfully!!!

  • ~Jessica~
    May 23, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Keeping everything crossed for you!

    Now get out there and prove to yourself that you have nothing to fear: can’t wait to read about your adventures.

    Good luck.

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    May 23, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Yay! You are going to do great! Thank you so much for raising all of that money!

  • Alison
    May 23, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Good luck!!

  • Sarah
    May 23, 2010 at 3:48 am

    That dinner looks so yummy! I’m looking forward to the recipe.
    As for the race, I’m looking forward to your recap. I hope you have a great time out there today!

  • Karen @ Not Just Celery
    May 23, 2010 at 3:48 am

    OMG Coldstone! I haven’t had that in a long time either but my go-to choice is cake batter with oreos!

    Have a great ride today!

  • Anne P
    May 23, 2010 at 5:33 am

    ROCK IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be thinking of you and Caitlin out there today!


  • Alex
    May 23, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Good luck today! I know you’re going to rock it and hope you have an awesome time!

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy
    May 23, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Mmmm…coldstone! There’s really nothing better than their cake batter ice cream! Good luck today!

  • Emily
    May 23, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Good luck, Jenna! You’ll do great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    May 23, 2010 at 6:15 am

    So exciting, good luck and have fun!

  • Helen
    May 23, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Good luck for your ride. Im sure you’ll do fab! You are well prepared after a day of carbs and gorgeous ice cream!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 23, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Good luck!! You’re going to be fabulous…just do your best to enjoy the race! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    May 23, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Good luck!!!! I’m rooting for you both!

  • MMiller
    May 23, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Good Luck today Jenna (and Caitlin too)! Saying a prayer for you both! And as a cancer Survivor…I THANK YOU!

    May 23, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Good luck and HAVE FUN!!!

  • Daisy
    May 23, 2010 at 6:45 am

    GOOD LUCK JENNA AND CAITLIN. RIDE YOUR LITTLE HEARTS OUT. (That deserved all caps, no?) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    May 23, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Good luck to you both!!

  • Jess
    May 23, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Best of luck to you two!

  • eatmovelove
    May 23, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Can’t wait to hear about it and pics!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    May 23, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Have a great race. I can’t wait to hear all about it

  • Kim
    May 23, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Good Luck Today, Jenna!! You’re going to do GREAT! Most of all, enjoy the experience!

    PS: Wish I had me some of those stuffed shells. They look delish!

  • Gen
    May 23, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Hope you and Caitlin have a great race!

    PS. Can you please tell me where you got your black and white striped sweater from your post yesterday? I have been wanting a striped sweater for such a long time now, and the one youhave would be perfect!


  • Lauren @ Health on the Run
    May 23, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Good luck!! Can’t wait to hear the race updates!!

  • Ashlei
    May 23, 2010 at 7:47 am

    The jumbo shells look fantastic!

  • Corinne
    May 23, 2010 at 8:07 am

    GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK! You will dominate ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lisa
    May 23, 2010 at 8:19 am

    When I carb-loaded for my ride last weekend I thought I’d be in heaven being able to eat so much…but honestly it was too much food!

  • Jennu
    May 23, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I hope that Coldstone gives you some good race energy:)

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    May 23, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Good luck!!!!! Can’t wait to read all about it! Y’all must be rocking it right now!

  • Katherine
    May 23, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Twittering while racing?
    True blogger to the heart; I’m amazed.

    Enjoy the ride!

  • Claire
    May 23, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Good Luck lady! Can’t wait for the recap!

  • Hayley
    May 23, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Cake batter is THE best coldstone flavor. Have so much fun today!!

  • Tay
    May 23, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Cake batter + oreos = best ice cream EVER!!! I got Twix last time, which wasn’t a great idea, because the chunks didn’t mix in well with the ice cream. I obviously spent time analyzing this ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    May 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Those shells look great! I can’t even remember the last time I went to a Cold Stone…I over did it on their Birthday Cake Remix and after that I only wanted my favorite plain old chocolate-vanilla twist soft-serve with rainbow sprinkles or mint chocolate chip.

    GOOD LUCK! I know you girls will do a great job! I’m so proud of you!

  • runnerforever
    May 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Lots of luck! I can’t wait for the stuffed pasta shells recipe, they look incredible!

  • amanda
    May 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I love Cold Stone and I swear I eat there like once a month. I normally get their sinless sweet cream with some sort of topping. BTW, good luck and have fun!

  • Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover
    May 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Wish you tons of luck, Jenna!
    Brazilian XOXOยดs,

  • rori
    May 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    good luck sister!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    May 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Cold Stone is good and evil all at the same time.

    I’ve been running around all day but I’m off to read your twitter feed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    May 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Best of luck for the race!!! Can’t wait to read all about it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • andrea
    May 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Good Luck Jenna!!!! Have fun!

  • cara
    May 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Love the bubblegum pink jacket in pic #1. Is it from Lululemon? I checked their website and they do not have anything like that or in that colour.

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    May 23, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Mmmm cold stone…so good! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kait
    May 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I hope the race went well, can’t wait to hear all about it!!

  • steph-exercise physiologist and artist!
    May 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    It is 9pm-ish east coast time and I am wondering how you ladies are doing!! I am so excited to hear from both of you. I am sure the stories will be great and the pictures even better!! I’ll be seeing the re-cap in the AM I am sure ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope it was a blast!

  • Kelly
    May 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I haven’t had Cold Stone in forever. The Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chunk is the best combo ever!

    Good luck on the race tomorrow!

  • Brittany
    May 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Best of luck to you both – even though by now, I’m sure you are DONE!! Woo-hoo!

    PS- I used to work at Coldstone in college! Sweet cream with Reese’s is definitely a “Be Still My Heart” experience.

  • Laura
    May 23, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I gave you an award on my blog!

  • Katherine
    May 23, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Cake batter is from the heavens. I believe they were coming out with an oatmeal cookie batter and brownie batter too… or it was just my dream

  • Paige (running around normal)
    May 23, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I can’t wait to hear how you did!! Such a big deal ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    May 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Good luck! Sounds like you’re having a blast. I hope you feel awesome and kick that races ass!

  • Rachael
    May 23, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Endorphins, seratonin and all that other healthy stuff aside, one of the greatest benefits of exercise – especially extremely long distance-related activity – is the excuse to eat copious amounts of carbful deliciousness. And Coldstone. Copious amounts of Coldstone, anyone :)?
    Good luck to both of you!

  • Faith @ LovelyAsCharged
    May 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I know that by now you’ve already raced, but good luck anyways! Can’t wait to hear how it went!

  • Lindsey
    May 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    You did the full 100!! I had a feeling that might happen;) Congratulations!!

  • Lori
    May 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Awesomeness today ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Courtney Craig
    May 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I had a strong feeling you’d do the full 100 today too! My first time following a Twitter feed. Way to go!

  • Kat
    May 24, 2010 at 7:38 am

    You are simply an amazing!