Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Not Meant For Extreme Heat




It was BRUTAL outside!!! I did it though and feel pretty proud of myself because it would have been so much easier to just stop, walk and call it quits. The temperature was 80 and I was seriously Rocky Balboa running in the grass with my compression socks, ipod, hat and full camel bak. Bringing that was the best decision of my life, pretty much because by the time I was home, it was empty! I actually ended up splashing the water all over my face by the end and that was the only thing that kept me going. Overall, it was a good training run and the last run outside before my race on Sunday. Here are the stats:

Distance: 3.1 miles

Time: 27:22

Average heart rate: 185

Max heart rate: 196

When I got home I drank a quick glass of coconut water (where would I be without this stuff…seriously) and attacked a mango



And I caught Dexter attacking some brussels sprouts! That crazy cat


Not long after, it was dinner time!! I just love eating dinner at 4 in the afternoon. In my pajamas. Haha 🙂 I started off with a huge salad of organic greens, grape tomatoes and raw broccoli with 2 big creamy spoonfuls of Sabra’s Roasted Garlic Hummus—


And then heated up this little beauty!



I scraped off the rice portion and instead heated up another Rudi’s 7 grain + flax wrap to eat along with the channa masala and paneer because I was seriously craving another one after lunch! These wraps are awesome…especially when warm…so nice and chewy and BIG!

My thoughts?

Yum! I love Indian food (seriously missing my favorite place in Orlando) and this did not disappoint. I have to say though, I did prefer the Palek Paneer just because I personally prefer creamy spinach over peas. However, this meal was delicious and the spice cannot be beat. I thought my favorite part of the meal would be the actual paneer but the channa masala was SO GOOD! I wanted more!! This meal packed in a whole lot of taste for 320 calories, 8 grams of fat and 11 grams of protein. Thanks, Amy’s!

Of course my sweet tooth kicked in right on schedule and luckily I still had some of VeggieGirl’s vegan chocolate chip almond fig blondies in the freezer! 30 seconds in the micro later and here’s what you get—


Now that’s a perfect ending!

I’m all set to start my new book tonight. I can’t wait!

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  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 10, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    You look so HOT in that first picture! I mean that in a temperature, non-creepy way. If you have to run in the heat, though, that seems like the best snack to have afterwards!

    I think its great that you scrapped the rice and went with the wrap because that’s what YOU wanted!

    Enjoy the new book!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Yay for the run! It was definitely brutally hot today..props to ya! Delish looking dinner. I love Rudi’s wraps as well. Actually, I had one at lunch today too!

    Good night!

  • Shannon
    March 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    It is seriously -11 F or -24 C here where I am and it SUCKSSSS. I am so jealous of your heat.

  • Natalie
    March 10, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Great job at sticking to your run!

    Delish looking amy’s meal and dessert. 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    March 10, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    WOWZA!! What a run!! Stay hydrated!!

    Indian food + blondie = PERFECTION!! Girl, you and I definitely love the same food 😀

  • Runeatrepeat
    March 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    You are amazing to run in those temps! I’ve actually never had a blondie, but they look good.

  • Nicole
    March 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I want to try VeggieGirl’s blondies! Man, the heated up blondie looks amazing.

  • Shelby
    March 10, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I used to run everyday in Arizona (in the morning it was actually pretty nice out) and I’m so glad I’m not a huge sweater (a person that sweats not something you wear! ha). It would have been crazy out there.

    BLONDIES!!! Tasty!

  • Hallie
    March 10, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Good for you for making it out! San Diego makes me such a wimp…I think I can only run between 55 and 75 degrees (and the 75 might be pushing it).

    I was so excited to run after work but then I got offered a few hours of overtime. I need the dough so my run will have to wait. I’m so bummed!

  • melissa (fitnessnyc)
    March 10, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    that was definitely my favorite amy’s meal until I tried the out of this world tamales. the chili meal is also fabulous. Although, nothing I have tried has let me down.

  • Run Saraaah
    March 10, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks for the Amys review – I have no idea how to cook Indian so I may have to try this out. Glad the Camel Pak held up well for you through your run!

  • FoodsThatFit
    March 10, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Way to be prepared for the warm temps! That makes the biggest difference having all the right stuff with you!

    I must say I am a bit jealous of your warm weather and would love to be able to go outside without a coat! However for running I do much better in cooler temps!

    The mango and coconut water look like the perfect after run snack for a hot day. Have a great night!

  • Jenni
    March 10, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    That’s funny about Dexter! My cat has been going nuts over strawberries lately…everytime I have them out she tries so hard to get to them! I don’t know if she wants to eat them or what!

  • Leanne
    March 10, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Yum… I’ve never met an Amy’s meal I didn’t like. I could never run in heat like that, lot’s of credit to you!

  • Michelle
    March 10, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    The book is fantastic!! I’m almost 200 pages into it and it’s amazing, as all of her books are! Enjoy it, you won’t be disappointed!!!


  • Erik
    March 10, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    80! I wish it was 80 degrees here. It was a crappy, rainy day & a high in the upper 30’s. Ohsofun.

  • Runjen
    March 10, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Great job on the run! Call me wierd but I like running when it’s hotter. I’m actually jealous of your 80 degree run.

  • Sarah (now in FL)
    March 10, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    It was really hot today! And Dexter is SO cute, thanks for sharing!

  • Erin
    March 10, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I love Indian!! I have never tried those, but I might have to when I need an Indian fix and can’t get any!
    Good job on the run, I doubt I could have handled that!!

  • michelle
    March 10, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Your doing great Jenna!!! Good luck in your race Sunday!!

    I think you will rock it out!!!

  • brandi
    March 10, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    good job running anyways, and I’m so glad you took the camelback!

  • Sharon
    March 10, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Awesome!!! And delicious eats!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    March 10, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Oh man I hate running in heat! It’s awesome that you kept on trucking!

  • LT
    March 10, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Oh man…I know the feeling alllll too well. Summers in Austin are often 100+ degrees and so humid! And I actually run outside in that craziness!! Mainly because I was too cheap to get a gym membership 🙂

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    March 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    That Amy’s meal looks good! Glad you liked it!

  • Michelle
    March 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I have to get ahold of that book…I am so jealous writing this.

    Also I totally know what you mean by the heat. You’re crazy to be biking around in the heat like that.

    Oh, your cat is adorable.


  • Marissa
    March 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Your cat is so cute! Have you seen the website:

  • Kristine
    March 11, 2009 at 2:31 am

    great job on the running! once it starts getting warmer in arizona the only time i will be able to run is early in the morning since i defiantly will not run in 100 degree weather!

  • Danielle
    March 11, 2009 at 6:58 am

    I can’t imagine running in 80 degree weather, but I suppose I’ll have to soon, I just recently started running and I’m looking forward to spring but dreading summer heat waves.

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    March 11, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Good for you for hanging with it!

    Dexter looks so cute!

  • Ruby
    March 11, 2009 at 7:50 am

    You’re SUCH an inspiration! You make me want to go out and run. Love the pics of you all sweaty (not ina rude way, haha, but in a cool way!).

  • seelivelee (for the love of peanut butter)
    March 11, 2009 at 7:52 am

    i want to live in Florida!

    Great Job, Jennaaaa!

  • Sarah
    March 11, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Wow, that’s awesome that you made it through! I would have been passed out in the grass ; )

  • K
    March 11, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Congrats on surviving the run!! That Amy’s meal sounds oh so good 🙂

  • Danielle
    March 11, 2009 at 8:54 am

    You are hard core, my dear. Congrats 🙂

  • laci
    March 11, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Running + indian food + veggie girl’s blondies = PERFECTION!!! 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    March 11, 2009 at 10:02 am

    nice run! cute pictures of you too!

  • Jess
    March 11, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Ok…I live in Texas and do long runs (20 miles sometimes) all summer long. Sometimes I’m lucky that it’s as low as 80*. I never use a Camelbak. You just need to hydrate all day long (not just before and after running) and GET USED TO IT if you’re going to be a runner in a hot climate.