Rain, Rain Go Away

Guess y’all really like tea, huh? 🙂 Because the peeps over at Wiseman Tea were so tickled that literally thousands of you wanted their tea, there is now a 10% discount available for ELR readers. Just type in the code “eatliverun” at checkout.

Thank you so much for participating in the giveaway! Using a random number integer, I picked the winner and it is……# 708 MAE! Mae, please email me your information and we will get your tea right out to you 🙂

After not being able to fall asleep last night for hours, I slept in till 8:00 this morning (haven’t done that in ages!). Was hoping to see the sun but its still raining. Booooo 🙁 Had a bowl of overnight chia oats for breakfast:


Used 1/3 cup oats, 1 T chia, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup Oikos, 1 banana, almond butter, cinnamon and agave. I miss my pumpkin!


Headed to bootcamp class later this morning and also going to really force myself to make some progress with the book. I’m SO close to hitting my halfway point (25,000 words) and I think today is going to be the day!

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I’d love to be able to sleep til 8! I always am up at the crack of dawn!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Congrats on being almost halfway done, that is awesome!

  • Evan Thomas
    January 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Half way thee, that’s great!

  • megan
    January 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

    good luck with the writing!

  • adrienmelaine
    January 21, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Good luck getting to the half way mark!

    After your last couple days, I’m pretty sure you needed the sleep in, hope you have a good day, thanks for the tea hook up!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Have a great bootcamp class!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I keep seeing the crazy Cali weather on the news. It’s cold here but at least sunshine. :/

  • Paola
    January 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

    25,000 words? Very impressive. Congratulations, Jenna! 🙂
    Can’t wait to read your book.

  • Ameena
    January 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I love the rain but 4 days of it is a bit much for us here in So Cal!

  • Jamie
    January 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Good luck with the writing today! Sounds like you are making some great progress…

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

    that’s a LOT of words! good luck, you can totally do it 🙂

    hope bootcamp is fun today!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    January 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Great job chugging along with the book! I’m splashing cinnamon all over my food lately–so aromatic!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Great discount! Thanks for sharing!

    Sorry to hear you arent’ sleeping well 🙁

    Good luck with writing today!

  • Heather @ (The Single Dish)
    January 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Good luck with the writing!

  • Jil
    January 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Yay what an accomplishment!! Have fun writing and at yoga!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit
    January 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Hi Jenna-

    Quick question. How long did you rest your ankle before starting up yoga? I broke my toe over the weekend and it broke at my foot so I’m super limited in what I can do right now. But I’m dying for some exercise here!!! 🙂 Do you have any thoughts?
    THANKS! Jenn

  • katherine
    January 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

    You can totally break through 25,000 words. Keep up the great work!

  • Kati @ Living Well
    January 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

    You’re doing great on the book! Thanks for the TEA discount 🙂

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Your cinnamon topped bananas always look so good! Indulgent tasting, yet SO healthy 🙂

    Have fun at the yoga boot camp – I need somebody to kick my bum into action…

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    January 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Are you sick of this California rain yet? I’m over it. Seriously.

    Have fun at boot camp. This rain has kept me inside and away from the gym (because I’d have to walk, no thanks).

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    January 21, 2010 at 9:33 am

    It’s been raining a lot here too 🙁
    Yay for getting more writing done!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I’ve been having the worst trouble sleeping too . . . so I haven’t been able to get up early all month, I just roll around and cacoon in my sheets

  • Jenna
    January 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

    You are loving those overnight oats!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    January 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I have seen flooding down in South Cali, is there bad flooding there? I wake up at 8 these days, I am slowly working my way back to hopefully a nice 6 a.m. wake up, getting an early start to my day always makes me feel so much better! Did you always get up super early or did you work your away to that schedule?

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 21, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Yay for the halfway point!! I can’t wait to read it!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    January 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I tried your trick of adding egg whites to my oatmeal today and it poofed ’em up a crazy amount. Great idea!

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat.
    January 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

    It’s so much easier to sleep in when there is no sun. I hope I never live in Fork, WA or where ever that vampire book takes place. I need sunlight.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    January 21, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I’m going to my 1st hot yoga class tonight. Inspired by YOU. Any tips?

  • MMiller
    January 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Wow half way there! I’m sure it will motivate you to sail right on by that mark! You are doing an awesome job!

    Glad you could sleep in a bit today! You sounded like you needed it!

    Have a great day!

  • Allison K
    January 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Good luck with the half way point! You can do it!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Go for that writing goal, Jenna! I have the utmost of faith that you’ll be able to achieve your word mark. 🙂

  • theemptynutjar
    January 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Yum – thats the way I love oats — with bananas, nut butters, milks, granola on top is great too, and top with lots of raisins, etc…so many things to play with!
    Congrats to Mae!

  • ellen eats beets
    January 21, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I hope you make it to half way! Such an accomplishment!

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    January 21, 2010 at 11:35 am

    wooohooo! Good luck with the halfway mark!

  • Lokuma@bgcooks
    January 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Many thanks for the discount :)!
    And for the book milestone, that was pretty fast, girl!

  • Whitney
    January 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    NOooooooooooooooooooooooo not ANOTHER Californian bitching about the rain! California is in a major drought. Rain = no drought = happy California.

  • Raya
    January 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Great job on the writing, seems like it’s going so fast! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    January 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve been missing pumpkin oats so much too! For some reason it’s always sold out when I get to the store, and I’m feeling a major craving coming on!

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    January 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Gahhh!!! I’m so excited!! I never win things, and tea is my favorite thing in the world 😀 😀 😀
    I hope the skys clear up soon on the west coast!

  • Kayla@Wholesome
    January 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Jenna, holy cow rain. I’m near Kansas City and it has been cloudy, foggy, and dreary for well over a week!! What the heck!?!? Wishing sunny-ness your way soon!!

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    January 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Ordered smoe of the tea! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Chloe @ Project Live Well
    January 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Woo hoo – nearly half way through!! Congrats Jenna – you have seriously broken the back of that book writing now. Hopefully the next 25,000 words will be plain sailing.


  • Beth
    January 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Congrats with the book.. I am just curious as to how you are able to keep up a decent living out in CA right now, especially with the winery in off-season. I guess the blog is providing a decent chunk of income?

    Not trying to pry, just honestly curious.

    • jenna
      January 21, 2010 at 3:32 pm


      When a publishing company buys your book, they cut the author an advance check to live on while they write the manuscript…that’s how. I also am very fortunate enough to be able to support myself by blogging and writing freelance.


      I prefer power vinyasa because, to me, ashtanga gets repetitive and I feel like I get a better workout with Baptiste (power vinyasa).

  • Rosey Rebecca
    January 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Congrats to Mae! I love her! I just met her last weekend at the Farmers’ Market. She really deserves the prize! She’s awesome!

  • catriona
    January 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Hi Jenna, I love your blog and read it every day. You always have a way of making me feel more positive. I was wondering, I regularly take bikram yoga (about 3 times a week) and was thinking of starting power vinyasa or adhtanga as a complement about once a week (all I can afford sadly). What kind do you think would complement bikram better?

  • Jolene (
    January 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Wow – great progress with the book!!

  • Tami
    January 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I live over by Sacramento and we are sick of the rain too! We need some sunshine to make us happy!

  • laci
    January 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    u live such a happy, on the go inspiring life! no wonder there was over a thousand commenters on the tea post 🙂 can’t wait 4 ur book let us know soon! xo

  • Bryan
    January 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Good luck with your book! I’m sure you will do great at bootcamp with what you have just eaten!lol. Keep inspiring!

  • kaila
    January 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    hey…. just wondering for the overnight oats do you mash up the banana or just slice it up???


    • jenna
      January 21, 2010 at 6:48 pm


      I slice it up! 🙂

  • The Paris Food Blague
    January 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    hey, also, i saw from your FAQ that you used to live in France. where? when? it would be great to talk about french food with someone. your “frenchwomen don’t get fat” advice is interesting(i agree with most of it, but not all. but to each her own!)–I was thinking about doing a post on the “french paradox” & would love your input.

    anyway, glad you enjoyed france. i really enjoy your blog
    a bientot!
    -The Paris Food Blague