Pedal Pusher


I cannot seem to wake up this morning…I don’t know why I feel so TIRED! I slept for 8 hours and have had a strong cup of green tea but still….maybe it’s the fog.

I was starving when I got up at 6:45 and made a large pancake for breakfast to fuel me for my first bike ride!

This is a pancake made from Kodiak Mix (1/3 c mix) topped with barney butter, whatever was left in the greek yogurt container, a banana and raspberry syrup. Mmmmmm perfect fuel 🙂
Phillip isn’t coming till 9 but I’m going to practice NOW getting on and off the bike and clipping in and out of the pedals so I don’t make a fool of myself and fall on my face. Excited to switch over and use the cycling feature on my Garmin!
If I don’t come back you may have to come out and find me!! 😉

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  • Crunchy Granola Gal
    January 28, 2010 at 7:32 am

    i am terrified of those clippy shoe things. i fare thee well!

  • Jen
    January 28, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Have fun and be careful! Those clip-ins can be challenging!

  • Kamaile
    January 28, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Don’t deny your awesomeness quote from Frayed Laces!)………..have a great ride!

  • KBG
    January 28, 2010 at 7:57 am

    The shoes will feel like you’ve worn them your whole life in no time at all. Just don’t be one of those people that wait until the last moment to unclip! The power and ease of biking with them will beat your nervousness in no time. Good luck!

  • M
    January 28, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Do you plan to do any type of fundraising? It’s a lot to ask people to just donate $20 or more… Maybe you can get SuperFood (or another company you don’t work for) to donate some products. Then the people who do donate can be entered into a raffle.

  • jenna
    January 28, 2010 at 8:01 am

    🙂 GOOD LUCK!!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit
    January 28, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Have fun and ENJOY it! You will get used to the clips in NO time!

  • Barbaera(Blood, Sweat and Heels)
    January 28, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Um YUM!

  • Evan Thomas
    January 28, 2010 at 8:32 am

    That raspberry syrup looks absurdly good!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 28, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Good luck girl! Yummy raspberry syrup!!

  • Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life
    January 28, 2010 at 8:34 am

    raspberry syrup looks to-die-for, especially on pancakes! good luck with your bike ride! sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun — too bad we just got snow today and I can’t run/ride outside!

  • Haleigh
    January 28, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Those biking shoes have always freaked me out. Good luck girl! I am sure you will do awesome.

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Good luck, I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Sounds like maybe some coffee is in order? 😉

    Good luck, Jenna! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Have a great bike ride!!

  • Megan
    January 28, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I was nervous the first time I got clip in shoes too! Just remember, push your heel out to the right or left (depending on the foot) and they’ll pop out easily. Don’t try to lift your heel up. Have fun!

  • Ameena
    January 28, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Have a great bike ride! I am loving the raspberry syrup!!

  • brandi
    January 28, 2010 at 8:42 am

    hope you have a great ride!

    I wish they sold that pancake mix here – they always look so good 🙂

  • katherine
    January 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Have fun!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 28, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I didn’t even know Garmins had a bike feature. Now i really want one. Have fun!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 28, 2010 at 8:51 am

    YAY! that is exciting to switch the Garmin over! I love that the Garmin had both running and bike features. Sigh, Garmin, I love you! Breakfast looks great! Have fun!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    January 28, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I hope you have a fab first ride!

  • Mama Pea
    January 28, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Yes, maybe you should be riding yourself to the coffee stand 🙂

  • Diana
    January 28, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Good luck and have fun!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    January 28, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Have fun on your ride. I can’t wait to hear all about it – your bike is so lovely!

  • Mae (OhhMay.Wordpress)
    January 28, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Have a great ride! I’m so excited to hear about it… cycleing has always intrigued me. 😀

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 28, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Hooray for filling breakfasts! And biking adventures! Unfortunately it’s snowing in NYC today, so my biking will have to be of the indoor variety…

  • kate
    January 28, 2010 at 9:09 am

    good luck! im sure you will have an amazing ride!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    January 28, 2010 at 9:11 am

    At first glance thought that was hot sauce on the pancake. lol

  • Angela
    January 28, 2010 at 9:23 am

    On my first ride with clips I took a big spill in front of the Midway in San Diego. Yeah…lots of people all around. I survived and now I don’t worry about it. You’ll get the hang of it!! Oh, and I totally recommend getting a bike rack. I use mine all the time.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 28, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Enjoy your ride! Looks like a great, fuel-filled brekkie. 😀

  • PippaPatchwork
    January 28, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Mmm I suddenly really crave a good pancake. Perhaps for dinner?

  • Jil
    January 28, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Good luck on your ride, and as always the Kodiak pancake looks delicious…that raspberry syrup sounds so good.

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    January 28, 2010 at 9:40 am

    yoga AND cycling?! Fuel up girl it’s gonna be a busy busy day! I wanna eat your pancake through my computer!

  • Kristen
    January 28, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Something about this morning, I couldn’t get out of bed either. I think it was the snowy morning we had in NYC 😉

  • Krista@CommitmentisLiberating
    January 28, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I fell off my bike the first few times when I was learning to use the clip-less pedals. You will get it down in no time and then you will wonder how you ever rode a bike without them! Have fun and be careful!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 28, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Good luck with the bike ride!
    Your pancakes always look so so so good. I wish they sold that mix in stores.

  • adrienmelaine
    January 28, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I have yet to fall off my bike! I hope you were successful, I know that it kind of catches up to you one day, so I’m bound to hit the pavement, but I’m hoping not this year!

  • Cole
    January 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Have a good ride! You’ll get the hang of the pedals in no time.

  • Cole
    January 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Have a good ride! You’ll get the hang of the pedals in no time.

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    January 28, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Wow that pancake looks incredible! The raspberry syrup looks delish on top.
    Good luck today! Can’t wait to here about it! Hope all goes well 😀

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    January 28, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Oh gosh Jenna, good luck!!! I hope your ride right now is going well. I’m really interested to hear how it went and how it was getting used to this new style of riding! Gosh, I need a bike..

  • Jenny
    January 28, 2010 at 10:28 am

    MM breakfast looks amazing! Good luck on the bike 🙂

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    January 28, 2010 at 10:29 am

    good luck jenna! Have fun…can’t wait to hear about it. I also finally tried the Kodiak mix! I wasn’t successful with Waffles but I’m going to try that again. I made one big (1/2 cup) blueberry pancake. It was amazing and kept me full!

  • ellen eats beets
    January 28, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I was the same way this morning! That pancake looks fab, hope the ride went well!

  • Karla
    January 28, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Good luck! As usual your pancake looks incredible!

  • Jenna
    January 28, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Great breaky!
    Good luck today- can’t wait to hear about it!

  • chandra h
    January 28, 2010 at 10:56 am

    have fun Jenna!!! that’s so great you got such a nice bike! 🙂

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    January 28, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Hope you had a great ride!

  • Tami
    January 28, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Good luck on your bike ride! That pancake looks awesome. The sun is finally shining over here in the valley, hope you enjoy some sun today as well.

  • Allison K
    January 28, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Have fun! What a beautiful place you have to ride in!

  • Heather @ (The Single Dish)
    January 28, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Those clipping shoes are scary to me!! I am not a bike rider. Pancakes look great!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    January 28, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Raspberry syrup? MMM… I bet this version is a little better than those flavored syrups I remember from Perkins! Have fun on the bike 🙂

  • Jenny
    January 28, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I just drooled at the thought of eating such a pancake. That’s attractive. Hope your bike ride was terrific! I’m such a klutz that I don’t have the guts to try the fancy-schmancy pedals- although I want to. The fear seems to be outweighing the desire for now. Let us know how it went!

  • Penny
    January 28, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Until I read about it here and on Caitlin’s blog (HTP), I didn’t know one could clip thier shoes into thier bike.
    Sounds scary. I would most likely injure myself. I mean BADLY injure myself. Someone-call-a-ambulance injure myself.

  • Penny
    January 28, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Well that’s embarrassing. thier = their

  • MMiller
    January 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Good Luck Jenna! I would get the bike rack as well! You will find some places you want to ride that aren’t close to home! And you will learn to love those pants! I went on a bike ride without them and have bruises on my butt! And it was a short ride! And those clip shoes scare me to death!

    And boy does that pancake look great! I think I just may have to go online and buy some!
    I just got back from a trip to Whole Foods! I always think of you when I go there! I bought a loaf of the millet bread! I forgot a few of the things I was planning on getting….I guess I will have to go again next week!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    January 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    That pancake looks wonderful! I think I’m going to have to try that! I’ve never had Barney Butter before, what exactly is that?

  • Marissa
    January 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Good luck on your ride!

  • Laura Georgina
    January 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    With such a gorgeous tasty breakfast there’s no way your bike ride will be anything but amazing! Have fun.

  • Fancy
    January 28, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Hey Jenna!
    Just curious…I know in the past you have said that you always use a 1/2 cup measurement of pancake mix…which is exactly how much I always use. Is 1/3 a better measurement when making pancakes for one person? Thanks for your advice 🙂

    • jenna
      January 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm


      Well Kath tells me that 40 grams (the serving size) is actually 1/4th cup mix. Hah!! So I decided to see if I noticed a difference between 1/2 and 1/3 and I don’t…so now I just use 1/3rd.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    January 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    lol. You’re so funny. It’s a very California thing to do to learn to be a hardcore biker. I’m excited for you.

  • Ariffa
    January 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Jenna your pictures never fail to get me drooling. I see pancakes in my near future =D

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I love the pancake…sooooo gorgeous!