Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Pizza, Cookies and Milk

We are only hours away from a long weekend—anyone excited?! I know I am. I’m very excited to get out of Tampa this weekend and have a change of scenery. And I just love weddings! πŸ™‚

This afternoon I snacked on one of Angela’s granola bars before heading to the gym.


Once at the gym I had a nice easy 2 mile run on the treadmill and long steam. I’ve just been so tired today….no more staying up till midnight hanging light fixtures!

I stopped by my parent’s house after the gym and had a glass of red wine and a few blue corn tortilla chips with my mom and dad. Forgot my camera!!!

Since it was STILL raining (can you believe it?!) and Ryan was working late I decided an Amy’s pizza was the best option. I’ve been staring at this pizza for days in my freezer and it definitely did not disappoint!


These personal sized pizzas are delicious but tiny, huh?! I love Amy’s crust though—really nice and chewy!


Twas nummy in my tummy πŸ™‚

Now dessert was rather interesting……



Cookies & milk! πŸ˜‰

Maybe its all in my head or maybe I’m just tired, but I swear I have a case of the sniffles today and feel a little under the weather. Well that just won’t go so I’m taking all the preventative measures I know to knock whatever is in me out tonight while I sleep! This was a cup of almond milk with chocolate SuperFood and I discovered it tastes much better if you have a bite of cookie, then a sip of grass and so on.

I just finished packing and now I am watching one of the best movies EVER created


Oh my, I just love Iron Will. I have three favorite movies of all time—Legends of the Fall, Little Women and Iron Will. If you haven’t seen this I suggest watching it asap, as in tonight. I tear up every time!

My flight leaves tomorrow morning at 8 am so I won’t be blogging first. However, you can expect a full recap later in the afternoon. We get into Milwaukee around noon and then are headed straight to my grandparent’s house so Ryan can meet them and we can visit for awhile before driving up to Madison.



Awwwww my first blog post EVER on Dec 9, 2007 was when I was traveling up to Milwaukee to visit my grandparents. Does this sound familiar:

“This morning I was supposed to run 9.5 miles for my half-marathon training but stopped after 6 because of my shin splints. I think I’m going to have to take a week off of running because they were throbbing today…the race is def. not worth getting injured! I need to be more careful.”

Wow, have I been blogging forever or WHAT?! πŸ™‚

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  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    July 2, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I love Amy’s pizzas!

    Have a fun weekend!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    July 2, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Wow that pizza looks delicious for being frozen! I haven’t tried Amy’s pizzas before (because I’m such a sucker for the greasy-bad-for-you stuff you order!) but I’m thinking it’s time I try…Enjoy your movie!!

  • Maria
    July 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I love weddings too–hope you have lots of fun in Milwaukee! Mmm that Amy’s pizza looks mighty delicious, especially with those cookies at the end. Pizza + cookies = comfort food πŸ™‚

  • Katherine
    July 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Mmm I’ve been so curious about the Amy’s pizzas! Since they’re small, I’d probably have to add a salad or something on the side to fill me up, but who doesn’t love some pizza? πŸ˜‰

    I LOVE Iron Will! What a great way to spend a “Friday” night!

  • Still Life in South America
    July 2, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Have a safe trip. Enjoy Madison–I know you will! πŸ˜€

  • leslie
    July 2, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    have a safe flight and a wonderful weekend! that first post – al too familiar haha. blogging is a fun way to reminisce about where you were a few months ago! you should be so proud of how far you and your blog have come since you started!

  • MarathonVal
    July 2, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Cookies and Amazing Grass is an interesting combo… but if you say it’s good, maybe I’ll give it a shot!

  • brandi
    July 2, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    i hope you guys have a safe trip tomorrow! I’m so happy that you’re running without pain now πŸ™‚ I know it’s been a long road.

    love the cookies and “milk”

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    July 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Travel safe my friend!! Hope it’s great =)

    Mmmm…milk and cookies. YUM!

  • VeggieGirl
    July 2, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I’ve been blogging since June 2007 (**just celebrated my 2nd year blogiversary last Tuesday!!**), so I know what you mean by feeling like oyu’ve been blogging forever, haha πŸ˜€

    Get well soon and have a safe trip!

  • Rebeca
    July 2, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    awww Iron Will!!! I love! yuuuuum dinner+dessert!

  • Adi (
    July 2, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Iron Will!!! Oh my goodness. I forgot about that movie. It was my absolute favourite for years and years. I couldn’t believe it when I saw that picture! You made my night. πŸ™‚

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    July 2, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I wish my gym had a steam room. I ran 2 miles today but didn’t have a nice steam afterwards!

    I really need to look into getting some Amy’s pizzas. They look really good.

    Safe travels tomorrow!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    July 2, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Have a safe flight! Wow, I have only been blogging a month, hopefully I will make it a couple of years! πŸ™‚

  • Kate
    July 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Have fun in Madison! I went to school there and love it. The Memorial Union terrace is a great place to sit and enjoy the lake. And Paul’s Club on State Street is a fun place for a drink – there’s a big (fake) tree inside. If you have time for a nice dinner, Harvest and L’Etoile are both great.

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements)
    July 2, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I just love Amy’s pizza, especially her cheeseless veggie one- that’s the best!

  • Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    July 2, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Are those Newman’s Organic O’s? πŸ™‚ I love them! Have a fun weekend!

    • jenna
      July 2, 2009 at 9:27 pm


      Yes mam–they rock my world!

  • Emily
    July 2, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    You had me at pizza πŸ™‚

  • elliebelle
    July 2, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    It is so funny that you are watching that movie. I have been trying to remember the name of that movie for ages! haha! I remember just LOVING it as a kid. I’ll have to watch it again soon. I hope you have a great time up in my neck of the woods this weekend! I live about an hour north of Madison and would have loved to have gotten together for your run on Sunday, but I too have a wedding, but it is just south of Milwaukee. πŸ™‚ I hope you have safe travels – it looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend here!

  • Oh She Glows
    July 2, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Ahh I LOVE Iron Will!!! I had a huge crush on the main character too…LOL.

    Happy 4th of July long weekend!! I hope you have a lovely trip!

  • Rebecca
    July 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    That pizza crust looks so yummy! I haven’t tried Amy’s pizza yet. I’ll have to pick some up!

    I had cookies for dessert too!

  • Kristen
    July 2, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I love Little Women!! My crush on Christian Bale started early…hehe

  • Fran
    July 2, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Hi Jenna – I just found your blog a few days ago after doing a search for Vita-Mix – I got one about a month ago and am in love! I’ve really enjoyed your blog as well; I’ve been reading backwards and love all your pictures and meal ideas. Our Costco membership is expiring next month and it’s a good 20 miles from our house so I’ve hardly used it at all, but you have me inspired to make a trip tomorrow! Have a good landing in Milwaukee – we live between Milwaukee and Madison. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous this weekend!

  • runjen
    July 2, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Have a safe trip! Can’t wait to see pics. of you in that darling dress!

  • Cuts and Curves
    July 2, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    That is the best movie ever! I cried through the whole thing… Have fun on your trip!

  • magicanderson
    July 2, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Had to show my husband the dvd you were watching, I can’t tell you how many times he’s watched that movie! We live in MN & he’s always joked that someday he’s going to have a whole team of dogs (never mind that we live in a development)! Good movie, though! Have a safe trip & enjoy the weekend here in the great midwest!!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 3, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Sounds like the perfect evening! That pizza sounds so good… I have to try one of those out myself. I’ve seen bloggers add their own veggies on too. YUM!

    Have a safe flight tomorrow! Can’t wait to hear what you think of Madison!

  • Bec
    July 3, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Wow I have completely forgot about that movie!

  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    July 3, 2009 at 1:11 am

    I believe that is McKenzie Astin, of Fact of Life fame? I was in love….

  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    July 3, 2009 at 1:12 am

    ***”Facts” of Life. Mrs. Garrett would be so disappointed.

  • Jessica
    July 3, 2009 at 1:31 am

    I just had that pizza last night. Split the big size with my mom, and it was so delish!! I think I may have liked it even more than the roasted veggies one! πŸ™‚

    Hope you feel better tomorrow!

  • Lena
    July 3, 2009 at 2:38 am

    I have seen Iron Will andi love it too!!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    July 3, 2009 at 6:19 am

    OMG, I have tried watching that movie and it made me so sad I had to turn it off. I kept telling myself that it must have a happy ending after all the sadness but I just couldn’t make it.

    Have a safe trip!

  • Susan
    July 3, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Little Women is one of my favourite movies/books too. I’ll have to watch those other ones! Hope your flight goes okay!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    July 3, 2009 at 7:58 am

    I used to LOVE Iron Will and had a huuge crush on the actor. haha…such a good movie! πŸ˜€

    It’s so great looking back over your very first posts, isn’t it? πŸ˜€

    Have a great long weekend!! πŸ˜€

  • Tracy
    July 3, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I had the exact same pizza Thursday – yum!

  • HeatherBakes
    July 3, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I agree about the Amy’s pizzas- SO tiny. But I love the roasted veggie flavor, especially when you add goat cheese πŸ™‚

    Have fun in WI!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 3, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Haha, Iron Will is certainly a classic! Love the first post flashback, too πŸ˜‰

  • Megan
    July 3, 2009 at 9:52 am

    OMG! I love Iron Will! The Iditarod practically starts in my backyard up here πŸ˜‰ Legends of the Fall is another one of my favorites too!!

    Have fun at the wedding πŸ™‚

  • Tess
    July 3, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I stumbled upon your blog thru one of the others and have enjoyed reading for a couple of days now. You are so enjoyable. I am married and have three boys whom I love dearly but miss some good girl talk. Your blog puts me in a great mood because I feel like I have had a girl session. Thank you for your energy and fun talks, I look forward to them every day. Have a great trip!

  • Kate
    July 3, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I heart Iron Will…I grew up watching it and I basically bawl my way through it because there are so many beautiful parts…I especially like the courage, determination and dedication he shows at the end.

  • Shauna
    July 3, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I have been reading your blog from about two weeks after you started. I have really enjoyed your posts and have been inspired by you in so many ways. Keep on blogging!

  • Maya
    July 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Love the cookies and “milk” combo!

    I had no idea Costco had Larabars, I’ll definitely be checking that out!

  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings
    July 3, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    That is the strangest (healthiest?) cookies and milk I’ve ever seen! haha

  • Sarah
    July 3, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Madison is a cool city. Have so much fun!

    Totally with you on Little Women! Good movie.

  • Danielle
    July 3, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Aww, the beginning. Remember when I was one of your first commenters? The good ol’ days πŸ˜‰ ha, looking forward to many many many more posts!

  • Sandy
    July 3, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Weddings are wonderful! Wish we had more invitations this summer.