Good morning!

I’m glad you all like my tattoo……but it definitely kept me up ALL night throbbing!!! Ouch! A few of you asked about seeing my parents, and I did ask them, but they prefer to keep theirs private. I’m sure you all can understand.

Anyways, this morning I made my new favorite waffle breakfast-


Combo includes 2 Kashi GoLean waffles, 1/2 cup 0% Fage, 1/2 banana, 1 scoop raw almond butter and raspberry preserves. SO freakin’ tasty and filling.

And here’s the breakfast I made for Ryan! Look familiar?! 😉


I made him two packets of Quaker Lower Sugar instant oatmeal and topped it off with a scoop of natural peanut butter. He has a long work day ahead!

I’m actually going to let my breakfast digest and then go for a short run this morning. My TnT training begins a week from Saturday and I want to be all ready and strong for it!

See you in a bit!

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  • Moran (The Running Addict)
    May 7, 2009 at 6:17 am

    I hope the throbbing disappears soon! And enjoy your run!
    Have a good day, Jenna!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    May 7, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Girl, I hear ya…hope it feels better soon. I can imagine wrist is a painful place!

    Yay…gotta love when the men in our lives eat oatmeal =)

    Have a great run!

  • Notes From The Frugal Trenches
    May 7, 2009 at 6:22 am

    I love those waffle breakfasts! Sadly we don’t have waffles here in England! But we do have Fage :0)

  • Jenny
    May 7, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Glad you’re lovin’ that amazing breakfast combo! Hope the tattoo feels better soon!

    Enjoy your run today 🙂

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    May 7, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Advil is your friend!!!!!

  • Jenna
    May 7, 2009 at 6:43 am

    I hope your wrist feels better. The tattoo is really beautiful! Have a great run 🙂

  • FitFoodie
    May 7, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Great tattoo! It will probably hurt the next day or so…make sure you definitely keep the ointment on! It really helps it heal perfectly 🙂

  • LisaR
    May 7, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Hey! While I’m not doing the Nike women’s half w/ you, I do have my first meeting with TNT (I was about to spell out “TIT” hahahah is that appropriate to spell on here?!) at the end of May! It’s just an information meeting so I can get more info, obvi, but I’m really excited it! Good luck w/ your training!

    The tat looks great too! My husband wants to get another one this month, he has one already, and I want to go with him to get one but I have no idea what I would get and I don’t want to get something just to get, ya know? I have been thinking about getting the trinity symbol on my ring finger under my wedding band. Your mom got her’s on her finger right? Did hers hurt real bad? Is it big? Just wondering if it was as painful as yours! I hate pain! lol

  • Danielle
    May 7, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo but I’m so scared of the pain!
    Yours looks great!
    Your breakfast looks perfect!

  • brandi
    May 7, 2009 at 7:00 am

    i hope you have a good run!

    i love the tattoo – what a beautiful tribute.

  • Beadie
    May 7, 2009 at 7:02 am

    I’m late in reading/commenting. I love the tattoo, it is really beautiful!!

  • Meg
    May 7, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Enjoy your run! Breakfast looks yummy!

  • weight and meditate
    May 7, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Aw, it’s nice of you to make Ryan breakfast. I bet he loves having you around 🙂

  • Melanie
    May 7, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Congrats on the tattoo! You definitely picked a sensitive spot for it, but it’s well worth it in the end!

  • Lauren
    May 7, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Hi Jenna, I didn’t see your post yesterday, but just wanted to say that I love your tattoo! Such a wonderful homage to your brother. He will always be right there with you, and I’m sure that, in Heaven, he’s currently feeling very proud of his sister. I hope your wrist feels better–I’m sure it won’t take long!

  • jenns
    May 7, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Hey Jenna! I meant to ask you, where did you get the pretty red and flowered tank you wore in yesterday’s post, its cute! thanks!

    • jenna
      May 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm


      Thanks! I got it from Urban Outfitters about a year ago!

  • Brittney
    May 7, 2009 at 7:35 am

    Love the tattoo! Hope the pain goes away soon 🙂

  • Mary
    May 7, 2009 at 7:52 am


    I have been reading your blog for quite some time now. I really enjoy reading it every single day! I also read KathEats daily. Finally, I have decided to start my own blog. I was wondering how you find people to follow your blog? How do you put your website out there? Are there any helpful hints? Also, how are you asked to test products, is that just by luck?

    Thanks!!! Hope your run goes well this morning! 🙂


    • jenna
      May 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm


      Well, I’ve been doing this now for almost 2 years and in those 2 years people have just found me I guess. Its taken a lot of time and dedication and let’s just say I definitely put in at least 3-4 hour PER DAY on the blog…I really think of it as a job! Companies have found me because I’ve been around for awhile and trust my honest opinion for their products. Keep at it…it might take awhile but if this is something you really want to do, you will find peace and joy in it!

  • Still Life in South America
    May 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Good morning Jenna. It’s always so enjoyable to read your thoughts and see your pics each morning. 🙂

    If I may give Mary a suggestion, when starting a new blog I would suggest developing friendships with other bloggers because commenting is a reciprocal practice. It takes time. Also–post at least every other day.

    A @ Still Life

  • K
    May 7, 2009 at 8:10 am

    I just caught up and I wanted to say that I LOVE your tattoo – it’s perfect! Hope the pain goes away!!

  • Lacey
    May 7, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Take an ibuprofen such as advil for the pain it should help you sleep. I have always wanted to get a tattoo on my wrist and foot but I have always been scared as they are not fatty areas and look like they would hurt. One day I will do it though as soon as I figure out what I want. Yours is pretty by the way I cant remember if I said that already?

  • Run Sarah
    May 7, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Ouch, hope your tattoo heals up quickly!

  • Jennifer
    May 7, 2009 at 8:30 am

    I love the tattoo! Hope the pain goes away soon!

  • Matt
    May 7, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Are your shins feeling better?

  • Shannon
    May 7, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Tattoo looks awesome, I can’t even imagine how sore it would be. Hopefully it feels better soon. Could you take advil or something for pain?

    And those friggin waffles LOOK SOOOO good. MMMMMmmmm.

  • Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    May 7, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Wow, it really hurt that much huh? I love the tattoo though. What a family bonding experience.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    May 7, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Greek yogurt, almond butter, raspberry jam, and banana is one of my favorite food combos. I go through wayyyy too many jars of nut butter and jam 🙂 In fact, all of my drinking glasses are recycled almond butter jars!

  • Lindsey (fiteats)
    May 7, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I have heard about the team in training. That is amazing you ahve raised so much money! I’m excited to watch your journey!

  • Bec
    May 7, 2009 at 9:12 am

    the waffle breakfast looks great, and Ryan is a lucky guy getting you to make him breakfast!

  • life coach jen
    May 7, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Your tattoo is great, Jenna! Just wanted to let you know I am still thinking of you, your brother,and your family. I’m continuing to send good wishes your way!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 7, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Great looking breakfast!!
    Tattoo is awesome! Ouch though! 🙂 Hope the pain goes away soon!!

  • Kristilyn (The Food Journey)
    May 7, 2009 at 9:14 am

    The pain will definitely subside! The tough part is keeping it covered so it doesn’t fade in the sun. I think they say it shouldn’t have immediate sun exposure for 6 months or something?

    Your breakfast looks amazing! I’ve never tried those waffles before, but you’re making me crave them. 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    May 7, 2009 at 9:29 am

    congrats on the tat! the pain will start to go away soon… and your waffles are making me hungry.

  • Help Meghan Run
    May 7, 2009 at 9:38 am

    So exciting your first TnT training is next Saturday! Mine is this Saturday 🙂

    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    May 7, 2009 at 9:42 am

    sorry your arm is throbbing, hope it feels better soon 😉

  • Lauren
    May 7, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I too..hope the pain goes away soon! I love the tattoo though.. good choice.
    Your waffles this morning look amazing. I checked out your 8 minute ab video yesterday. I think I’ll start giving it a try!
    Have a great day!

  • Ellen (Peace In Motion)
    May 7, 2009 at 10:17 am

    GURRRRRRRRL that wrist must’ve been painful! Congratulations on going through with it, it looks amazing!

    I am going to need to go get some waffles. Everytime you make that breakfast I feel like I need it!

  • Kelly
    May 7, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I can’t believe you’d never been to ikea either. What’s funny is that I got the exact same tent for my dog and he couldn’t figure out that he was supposed to go inside. He thought it was just a giant chew toy and I had to take it away because he pretty much destroyed it. 🙁

  • Jess
    May 7, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Good luck with your shins!! Your waffles look so beautiful! I’m so impressed!!

  • Rachel
    May 7, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Totally understood about your parents wanting to keep theirs private. I hope your throbbing starts disappearing soon!

  • Menden (SkinnyMenny)
    May 7, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Hey there! I love how the tat turned out – I’m sure it will heal beautifully! Congrats 🙂

  • Matt (NoMeatAthlete)
    May 7, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Good for you doing TnT! I’ve always wanted to do it for marathon, but I’ve been hesitant because I hate having to ask people for financial support. But recently the do-gooder side of me has been winning a lot more battles, so I think TnT is in my future. Seems like a great cause with so many great people and support. Congratulations and good luck with your training!

  • Michelle Hisae
    May 7, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Mission: Boyfriend Oatmeal Convert. Yes, I introduced my BF to the wonders of oatmeal, too. He’s hooked!

  • Marissa
    May 7, 2009 at 10:51 am

    That waffle combo sounds good!

  • Natalie
    May 7, 2009 at 11:13 am

    You’ve inspired me! I’ve actually made this same breakfast two days in a row now… except I use Chobani vanilla yogurt and frozen blackberries/blueberries. Let me say its filling for ummm about three hours then I’m definitely ready to gnaw my arm off.. LOL maybe its because I’m using whole foods organic waffles and not kashi…. hmmm maybe its time for a waffle swap