Rainy Day Pep Talk


Still raining. 🙁 However, tis just sprinkling so I still might go for that run. We’ll see. Need to give myself a little pep talk first.

Had an amazing bowl of overnight oats for breakfast!

I’m not sure why this was SO amazingly good but it just was. I used 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup Oikos, 1 T barney butter, 1 banana, cinnamon and agave. It rocked.
  1. 2.5 mile run
  2. power bootcamp class
  3. work on book
  4. clean out inbox
  5. bake super charge me cookies

Here we go!

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  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    January 26, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Ugh I hear you on the weather – I need some sunshine (and no rain/snow) in my life! Oatmeal looks great. 🙂 I have that same bowl in blue and it’s the perfect size for my morning bowls of oats. 🙂 Have a great – and productive – day!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 26, 2010 at 8:34 am

    good luck on the run jenna! i hope it’s completely pain-free and fun 🙂 i actually wouldn’t mind a rainy day, but i know you’re ready for some sun!

  • Kristen
    January 26, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Running in the rain can be really fun! Plus, it is better than snow 🙂
    I hope you get out and run and that it is pain free.
    Good luck!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    January 26, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Cute short & sweet post =) Sounds like a great day! I made my first bowl of overnight oats yesterday with almost the exact recipe as above (minus 1/4 cup yogurt), and I wasn’t a fan =/ Too rich on my empty stomach. I guess hot oats are more my style?

  • Denise
    January 26, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Have you given up your wine country lifestyle? It seems you don’t talk about wine or working at the winery anymore.
    I do enjoy your updates. Good luck on the book!

    • jenna
      January 26, 2010 at 9:05 am


      Since my deadline is coming up, all my energy right now is being put into finishing my manuscript!

  • Sarah
    January 26, 2010 at 8:57 am

    A drizzle is nothing – you can do it!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 26, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Had my first taste of Barney Butter today! Good, but I don’t LOVE almond butter.

  • Evan Thomas
    January 26, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Good luck keeping up with the day!

  • Kristi
    January 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

    It’s a perfect day for super charge me cookies! We’ve got more rain coming here to LA today too…

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Good luck on the run!

  • Erin @ Cooking and the City
    January 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

    What are super charge me cookies?? I want one 🙂

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 26, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I don’t know why but I keep using the “just do it” nike slogan for everything in the last day, at work, at home . . . so regarding your run, I say

    JUST DO IT 🙂

  • MichiganPete
    January 26, 2010 at 9:14 am

    1. 2.5 mile run
    2. power bootcamp class
    3. work on book
    4. clean out inbox
    5. bake super charge me cookies
    Jenna, you forgot #6… Mail super charge me cookies to all blog readers. 🙂

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    January 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Good luck on your run! I know how it is to get back from an injury! 😉

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    January 26, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Good luck on your run! I know how it is to get back from an injury! 😉

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 26, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I agree! There’s something about overnight oats that is so good!

    Have a great run!

  • Madeline- greens and jeans
    January 26, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I’ve always loved running in the rain, but I don’t get to do too much of it living in Phoenix! Hope you make it out there!

  • Ameena
    January 26, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Have a good run! I think it is about to start raining here in Los Angeles too…

  • Megan
    January 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Mmmmm….cookies. I think I may bake some cookies too. I have been wanting oatmeal cookies for days now.

  • jenna
    January 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

    sounds like a fun day!! have a good *hopefully* dry run! 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 26, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Have a great day, Jenna! It’s gross here too, if that makes you feel any better 🙁

  • eatmovelove
    January 26, 2010 at 9:26 am

    what a day…but I’d still take it please…;)
    and pics of those cookies please!
    rain = better than snow??!!

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    January 26, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Have a great day, Jenna. We are expecting a boat load of snow at the end of the week that I am not excited about at all.

  • Jenny
    January 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Ooh will you post your recipe for the Super Charge me cookies?! They sound great!

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    January 26, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I finally made Pumpkin Egg White Oats today! I used 1/2 cup of pumpkin…and added raisins. SO delicious! Your overnight oats look awesome as well…def one of my favorite breakfasts. Good luck on your run today! Have fun!!! 🙂 I wish I could have some supercharge me cookies!!

  • Amanda@thgrainsofparadise
    January 26, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Send me some rain! It’s been the driest winter ever in Hawaii…Funny how the weather can be. Sorry, it’s been so wet for you your first year in Cali. I swear that is not normal. Hang in there! Aloha:-)

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    January 26, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I hope your ankle feels great on your run, good luck with your to-do list!

  • katherine
    January 26, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Yay for super charge me cookies! Just made a batch on Sunday night. So delicious – so much so that I’ve snuck one or two in my breakfasts and desserts so far this week 😉

    Hope you had a great run!

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    January 26, 2010 at 9:55 am

    You can do it on the run front (virtual pep talk!!)

    Hope your ankle is feeling better…it’s great that you took a good chunk of time off instead of rushing it and maknig it worse!!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 26, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Sounds like a fun day to me!!!!

    And I had overnight oats for breakfast too (yours look yummy by the way). I have a theory that the deliciousness of overnight oats is totally random. Some days they are just out of this world good… no clue why!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Your to-do list looks like much more fun than mine.
    1. keep hacking with cough
    2. work on grant proposals due by the end of the week
    3. manage crowds for kids programs
    4. take nap to help get better.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    January 26, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Your day sounds busy, but fun. I’m sorry it’s still raining. SoCal is getting a break from the gloom thank goodness.

  • Lauren
    January 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Running in the rain is the one thing that I haven’t mastered yet. I’m so scared of ruining my expensive shoes.

  • adrienmelaine
    January 26, 2010 at 10:12 am

    you need to get out for rainy morning runs before breakfast- it gives you less time to think about it!

    how long until this book comes out? that cornbread looks delish!

    • jenna
      January 26, 2010 at 10:47 am


      book is coming out in spring of 2011! 🙂

  • MMiller
    January 26, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Hope to have lots of sun when you come home for a visit!

    Those super charge me cookies have me wanting one…and I don’t even know what they are!

    Hope you had a great run!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 26, 2010 at 10:26 am

    That looks like a fun day!!! Enjoy your run!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Mmmm, super charge me cookies! I have a busy week ahead of me – I could use a little extra fuel.

    p.s. what kind of cinnamon do you use?

  • theemptynutjar
    January 26, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I must make overnight oats. I dont know how u have your head screwed on so straight with nutrition. I talk today on my blog about the “extremes” of eating that seem to go “too” far..even on food blogs…but u seem so “chill”…no stresses or any of that crap 🙂 Great!

  • Jil
    January 26, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Thankfully it is nice here, today, after it pouuured all day yesterday — though I’m assuming if it’s still raining where you are then it’ll eventually make its way over to the east coast, haha. The overnight oats look so good — I still have yet to try them out.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 26, 2010 at 11:35 am

    It’s grey and rainy here in DC, too, after we had an insanely warm day yesterday. Just got home from running errands and perfectly happy to chill at home in sweats with a big mug of coffee. 🙂

  • Emily Eats and Exercises
    January 26, 2010 at 11:38 am

    That’s it, you’ve convinced me – I NEED to try overnight oats. Those look fabulous.
    Hope you can talk yourself into a run in the rain. 🙂

  • Ally (Exercise and Pies)
    January 26, 2010 at 11:41 am

    mmm, over night oats sound awesome! I have one more container of Fage yogurt, I think i’m going to give it a stab! The cookies sound fun, can’t wait to see em!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    January 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    The weather just cleared up here, praying for clear skies soon so you can continue this renewed running high! I have to try some overnight oats tomorrow morning, yours sounded so good!

  • Cara
    January 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I imagine the ability for you to now be able to run is enough motivation right? 😉

    I hope your day gets sunnier!

  • Angie
    January 26, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I tried the overnight oats this morning and they were delicious! It’s freezing here in Minnesota today though, so I definitely missed the warmth of hot oats 🙂 But in a time crunch, they really are great. And they taste fantastic!

    It might be cold here, but we do have some glorious sunshine- here’s hoping you get some soon there too! It’s incredible what it does for your mood.

  • Andromeda
    January 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I wanted to thank you for inspiring me in so many ways. I am addicted to checking your website a billion times a day to see if you have updated. LOL.. I also want to say thank you for introducing me to egg whites in oatmeal, agave and hummus. If it weren’t for you I would have never attempted any of the above said things.
    I am currently trying to recover from an eating disorder and looking at your website has inspired me to strive for healthy rather then thin. So far it has been rough but, like anything; recovery will take time. I am looking forward to seeing your cookbook(is that what it is) because I love your recipes so far.
    Anyway, I went for a run in the 15degree weather of Colorado and it was wonderful, I am sure you can hack a little rain! Your the pro here 😀

  • Megan
    January 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Hey Jenna, I’ve been following the blog for awhile now (love it, by the way, we both moved away from home at the same time – I just moved to the other coast of FL, not the other coast of the US). Anyways, I was wondering what you’d recommend for someone who was interested in getting started in yoga, but for someone (like a poor graduate student) who can’t afford a studio. Any ideas?

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    January 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Great breakfast!
    Ahhh the ‘to do’ list help’s every time 🙂 Good luck with the run 🙂

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    January 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I’m actually jealous of your rain. It’s snowing over here!

  • Niki
    January 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    It’s hard for me to get out to run in the rain, I’m such a wimp about it! Haha!! The oats sound super yummy! Have a fabulous day!

  • Annie
    January 26, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Those oats look so good- I’ve recently started eating overnight oats, mostly for the sake of saving myself a few dishes to wash (I don’t own a microwave) but I really love them! I don’t mind eating things cold 🙂 Good luck on your run! I always feel so tough after I run in not-so-great weather.

  • marisa (vinyasa mama)
    January 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    Would you mind posting the super charge me cookie recipie? i just did a quick search and couldn’t find it….

    • jenna
      January 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm


      The SCM cookie recipe is from the book “eat drink and be vegan” by dreena burton. I can’t repost the recipe for copyright issues but its an amazing cookbook! 🙂

  • Jenna
    January 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    It’s weird how some meals like overnight oats, yogurt messes, oats or any breaky meal can taste so different just by using a different yogurt brand or peanut butter!!

  • Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling)
    January 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Overnight oats are so good!! I like to pour 1/2 cup hot water over 1/2 cup of oats, let cool, then refrigerate overnight. Yum, I think I’ll go prepare some now for tomorrow!!!

  • Tyler Ramey
    January 27, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Just tried overnight oats today for the FIRST TIME. Went well, pics on the blog! Asked for recipe ideas for them and everyone pointed me in your direction, so thanks! 🙂