Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

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Guys, I don’t even know what to say right now.

If you have bought an e-cookbook lately you will see that with your help alone, I have beat my goal of $4,200 by almost $300…..and it just keeps going. I’m actually getting teary eyed just typing this because it means the absolute world to me!!!!!

When I was just driving home from the grocery store and checked my email on my blackberry I totally had a breakdown and just started to cry behind the wheel. I’m just so overwhelmed by all of your support and I feel like I’ve really gone through hell and back these past two months and have grown up so much. When I started this Team in Training adventure my brother was still alive and he was so proud of me (of course he would never have told me such a thing though!)…he even told his teachers at school what I was doing. Well, he never lived to see me succeed but I know he is smiling down from heaven right now. I feel like this fundraising has been such a journey….I’ve gone through tragedy, shin splints, $500 orthotics (that I’m still paying for. lol)….and I’m just so proud to run this October and have you all behind me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Please, I urge you, don’t stop buying e-cookbooks just because the goal has been met!! Think about how many lives are going be saved by this. Think about all the further research that they can do now that they could never before because they lacked the funds. Think about all those eight year old children going through chemotherapy in hospital beds that would just give anything to get outside and run.

Now, (sniff sniff) I shall pull myself together and tell you about my morning! Exercise consisted of an easy two mile run on the treadmill, which was great. My next run is going to be on Friday and I’m going to increase my mileage to 3 miles. Usually long runs will always be on Saturday, but this Saturday my parents are having the mother of all garage sales and I’ll be working my tail off all day long!!! 🙂

After my run I snacked on a piece of raw goat cheddar to refuel—

And then proceeded to send out masses and masses of e-cookbooks! Sorry the file is so large, yall…its so worth it though—I promise!!! 🙂
Lunch was a gourmet hot dog sandwich:



Plus decaf green tea

For the gourmet hot dog sandwich I used a jumbo soy dog and sandwiched it on Ezekiel bread with 1/4th avocado, organic honey mustard, ketchup, spinach and hot sauce. Quite messy but very, very yummy!!! I also had a super ripe mango on the side.
Aside from Team in Training I also received more absolutely fantastic news today. All I can say is that when we think we have nothing and don’t even know where to turn, God provides for us in just the nick of time.
So finally, I was able to do a pretty major grocery shop since we have been down to the bare bones over here and my grocery trips for the past couple weeks have been only to run in and grab almond milk, spinach and bananas.

Obviously this is a mix of Ryan’s food and mine (ahem, pepperoni pizza?). The glory of my shop was that I was FINALLY able to find Sunshine Falaful burgers!!!!! There was only one box left and it was hidden deep inside the freezer. I literally had to thrust my entire arm back there to grab it. I can’t wait to try these!!
Other goodies included:
  • bananas
  • frozen blueberries for GM
  • frozen broccoli
  • Earth Balance buttery spread
  • Ryan’s reduced fat sour cream
  • cucumber
  • 2 gigantic grapefruits
  • 2 bags of organic spring salad mix
  • 4 kiwis
  • 2 garnet yams
  • 2 lemons
  • locally produced garlic hummus
  • onion
  • organic sugar snap peas
  • Shredded oats cereal
  • dark chocolate chips
  • toasted sesame oil
  • Amy’s mushroom and olive personal sized pizza
  • Ryan’s pepperoni pizza
  • Ryan’s organic chicken burrito
  • Ryan’s white flour tortillas
  • Ryan’s frozen grilled chicken breasts
  • two new teas: stash licorice spice and yogi tea green tea for athletes (new stuff, can’t wait to try it!)
  • Annie’s mac & cheese
  • celery
  • grapes

I also had to get Dexter new cat food because we bought him Iams “healthy choice” or something the other day from Publix and it made him SO SICK!!!!! He wouldn’t eat it and then when he finally did (poor thing was starving) he threw up like seven times. I don’t like it when my fur child doesn’t feel good so this proud mama stomped back to Publix and demanded a refund for the icky food. I then bought him his favorite Dr.Weil’s all natural stuff—he gets weight control food now ’cause he’s a wee bit chubby 😉


I’m off to send out like 500 e-cookbooks then prepare to interview someone AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Any guesses?? 😉

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  • Andrea
    June 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Hugs to you Jenna and congrats on exceeding your goal! Can’t wait to get your cookbook!

  • Stacey
    June 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    yay for a big shoppin trip 🙂

    🙁 I dont like it when my furry son feels bad either…poor Dexter and good for you for getting your money back!

    Hmmm, I would have to guess someone from a fancy magazine? lol I have no idea 🙂

  • Jenna
    June 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I got chills reading this post!! 🙂 I’m so proud!! I feel like I “know” you and it makes me so happy to see you are still racing in October! It just goes to show everyone the power of a positive attitude!

    Your grocery shopping looks great!! 🙂 so colorful!

  • Kati
    June 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Ah ha ha ha- I love the “cat in a bag” 🙂 Congrats on fund raising!!! AMAZING.

  • Emily
    June 22, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Congrats on the e-cookbook success! 🙂

    I can’t wait to hear your review of the falafel burgers. I’m still searching…

  • Rachel
    June 22, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    So happy to see you running and enjoying it. Thank you for sharing your journey with us, as painful as it has been at times!

    And I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I love seeing your meals photographed in that pretty natural light!

  • Becca
    June 22, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Congrats on meeting your goal! The L&L Society has found a great fundraiser in you!

  • Maria
    June 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    So great to hear everyone is buying those cookbooks :D. That hot dog sandwich looks amazing. Who would have thought soy dog + avocado = yum? Hope Dexter is ok now!

  • Moran (The Running Addict)
    June 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Bless you, Jenna. You are such a strong, lovely and good-hearted individual. It is inspirational to read of your journey!

  • cmath
    June 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks so much again Jenna for all of your hardwork- you truly are an inspiration!

    Can’t wait for the cookbook!

  • beerab
    June 22, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Aw poor little guy- I would have done the same- my husband thinks I’m crazy I treat my conures like they are my children… But hey they are my babies! 🙂

    Congratulations on raising all the money!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    June 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Yay for beating your goal! That is so amazing. You are doing such an amazing and generous thing…raising money and donating your time and effort to a beautiful cause. I’m so proud of you!

    Have a fabulous rest of the day!

  • gina (fitnessista)
    June 22, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    hahah as soon as i bought those burgers i was thinking that you would be on the hunt for them 😀
    congrats on beating your goal- thats amazing!

  • Whitney
    June 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats on exceeding your goal! That is amazing!

  • brandi
    June 22, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    congrats on making and exceeding your goal! that is awesome 🙂

  • Betsy
    June 22, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Yay!! Congratulations!! 🙂

    And yeah, anytime I’ve switched our cats food it always = puke. They like what they like I guess!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Your goat cheese always looks so yummy.

  • Danielle
    June 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Congrats on reaching/surpassing your goal!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    June 22, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Congrats on the cookbook sale 🙂 I am a HUGE fan of sunshine burgers, so I definitely will be on the lookout for the falafel variety. I love me some chickpeas!

  • Meggilizz
    June 22, 2009 at 3:52 pm


  • Lauren (Runandrejoice)
    June 22, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    congrats on exceeding your goal! I’m about to start heavy fundraising myself, and it’s encouraging to see your success!!!

  • Shalane
    June 22, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    That is WONDERFUL!!! Yay!

    The cookbook is AMAZING! Congratluations.

  • ashley
    June 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    hurray for the cookbook! that’s great. I love going to the grocery and stocking up. It feels good to have healthy food in the house.
    The cat in the bag, too cute!

  • Erica
    June 22, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Congrats on beating your goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The e-book is awesome! So many fabulous recipes, I can’t wait to get to cooking!

  • Ally
    June 22, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Jenna! How exciting! I’ll be purchasing the cookbook and the dessert cookbook when I get home tonight 🙂 My cousin is a cancer survivor and one of my closest friends is living with the disease now (she’s 21). I can’t tell you how wonderful it is that you are involved with TnT. You’re an inspiration!

  • Anne P
    June 22, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Let me know if you want to come over to the base on Friday morning for your 3 mile run! The shredded tire trail is awesome 🙂

  • emily
    June 22, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I couldn’t purchase an e-cookbook sadly, but congrats on exceeding your goal! It is really nice to see blogs leading to great things.

  • Jocelyn
    June 22, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    congratz on the sucess! amazing! Your lunch looks super yummy..and fabulous shopping trip!
    um let me guess..is itttt anyone from biggest loser?? or some super amazing trainer? lol 😛

  • Quisha
    June 22, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Congrats! This is an amazing thing! So many people will appreciate this 🙂

  • Rachel
    June 22, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I’m so glad this cookbook is a success! I knew you’d go over your goal!

    My guess is someone with Amazing Grass!

  • Amanda
    June 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Congrats on surpassing your goal!!! How exciting! And you are so right about God providing for us in just the nick of time! :o)

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 22, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Congrats on exceding your goal! AWESOME job and keep it up! 😀

    Lunch sounds so fantastic… definitely a summer-like meal! And loving all those delicious groceries. It’s always fun to get in a big, successful grocery shop. Have fun using up all those goodies!

  • leslie
    June 22, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    jenna, you have shown such incredible grace and strength the past couple months, and i’m so glad positive things are finally beginning to happen for you. congratulations on the fundraising – what an accomplishment!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    June 22, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    congrats on all your success! SO well deserved!!! 😉

    love that lil Dexter 😉

  • Beth
    June 22, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Congrats on the success of your book Jenna!! What a great idea!

  • Madison
    June 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Aw–your post just made my day! I am so happy you are doing well and gaining such a positive outlook on life.

    You are so inspiring!

  • Matt
    June 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Congrats on meeting your goal!

  • Susan
    June 22, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I haven’t had a chance to really go through the e-books, but ohmy!! There are SO many recipes!!! Best $15 I ever spent 🙂
    Love the gourmet hotdog 😉

  • Taylor
    June 22, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Wow Jenna, congrats on not only meeting your goal, but exceeding it! Your brother would be so proud 😀

    I love coming back from a great, successful grocery trip. So exciting, huh?

  • Becky@I Heart Running & Food
    June 22, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Congrats on exceeding your goal! I am excited to get the cookbook! Thanks for the hardwork of putting it together and sending it out to everyone.

  • Caroline
    June 23, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Great grocery haul! You’ll LOVE those falafel burgers, I am sure;)

  • megan
    June 23, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Hi Jenna – just wondering what type of green tea you are drinking. Is that Good Earth tea?

    • jenna
      June 23, 2009 at 8:04 am


      Yep! I love that brand, it has pineapple, orange and mango in it 🙂

  • leslie
    June 23, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Congrats on the goal-exceeding!

    Is that Nature’s Healthy Gourmet hummus? I know the Internets love Sabra Hummus, but I think NHG beats it by a mile! And gotta love that it’s locally produced (I’m in Jacksonville, but I consider FL to be “local”)

  • Rebecca
    June 23, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Iams tests on animals – my local pet store does not even carry their products. I stick with Science Diet or Inova for my three cats.

  • Jess
    June 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I love Yogi tea and have never seen the “for athletes” kind. I’ll be searching!