Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Ready to Roll

Hi guys!

This afternoon I went for a nice long run—just about 5 miles actually! Sunday will always be my “long run” day because I requested to have most Sundays (except for maybe once a month or something when they need me) off from work. I haven’t “officially” started my half-marathon training but I will be in about three weeks so I want to be ready! The run was good….my shin, though uncomfortable, was better than my last run so that’s good at least! I also burned a ton of calories so maybe that’s why I have been so starving all day—my body has been preparing itself! 🙂 After running and sat and dangled my legs in the cool pool water for about 15 minutes and it felt soooo gooooood. Tomorrow I’ll put another tiger balm patch on and hope for the best!

Before my run I snacked on a rather thick slice of pumpkin bread with almond butter:


And when I got back it was around dinner time and I was craaaaving pizza so I used my other pizza crust that I got last week and made my own personal cheese pizza with part skim mozzarella and a sprinkle of goat cheese. Betty also made me a FAB spinach salad with crispy bacon, red onion and dried cranberries!



I also had a tiny glass of red wine with dinner—Beaujolais, my favorite!

And had this delicious rice krispie bar for dessert:


So tomorrow is back at the grind! I’ve got lunch packed, fresh sheets on my bed, clean uniforms and a new thermometer for my chef coat pocket. I’m ready to roll! haha 🙂

Have a wonderful evening and morning tomorrow guys! I’ll report back with more goodies in the afternoon! 🙂

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  • VeggieGirl
    October 12, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Glad your run was good; but be careful with your shin!

    Pumpkin bread with almond-butter = pure bliss.

    Good luck tomorrow!! 🙂

  • Megan
    October 12, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Look at you all prepared for a new day!
    Boy that pumpkin bread looks tasty!

  • BethT
    October 12, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    As you start your half marathon training, try ice baths after long runs. You don’t need a TON of ice (I usually just use horribly cold water and a bowlful of ice) but as long as your entire lower body is covered, you’re good. It does WONDERS for your lower body, and I bet it would help your shin!

  • Amanda
    October 12, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    That pumpkin bread looks fabulous! Especially with all that ooey-gooey almond butter. Isn’t fall the best? 🙂
    Hope your day goes well tomorrow!

  • polly
    October 12, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    hi Jenna! Love your blog, I always say that but I do. You seem like such a genuinely sweet girl. Do you still see Ryan? I know he is your “main squeeze” but you haven’t mentioned him much lately, but I’m sure your busy schedule makes it hard to plan time together!

    Enjoy this beautiful night. Up here in Indiana it’s chilly but gorgeous. Actually today it was rather hot, still wearing shorts. That is a huge deal when all our kids have to wear winter coats over their halloween outfits to trick or treat. ha.

  • jenna
    October 13, 2008 at 12:04 am


    I sure hope he’s my main squeeze since every one of my earthly belongings + my cat are now at his apartment just waiting for me to move back!!! 😉 Ryan’s doing fine. As fine as one can be with this market crisis! I’ve asked for the weekend off the following weekend and am going home to see him! We knew we wouldn’t see eachother much these 3 months but we have been doing long distance now for 2 1/2 YEARS (when I lived in South Carolina and he lived in Tampa) so this is nothing for us. Haha it will be nice to actually live in the same city for a change though! I can’t take many days off work since every hour is considered a class credit and it’s like skipping class. I need a certain amount to graduate. It’ll be coming to an end soon though!

  • Becca A
    October 13, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Sounds like you had a lovely Sunday Jenna.

    I actually have a question regarding bagels. I made some a few weeks ago but what I actually want to do is make pumpkin bagels. How would you suggest I go about this? Would I replace some of the water in the dough with pumpkin puree etc? I can’t find a recipe anywhere! I’d appreciate any ideas. Thanks!

  • Amy
    October 13, 2008 at 12:14 am

    What a nice day off you had. Congrats on your long run–I’m sure you are anxious to start your half-marathon training! Pumpkin bread=the best, almond butter=amazing. Putting them together? INSANELY delicious i bet! Have an awesome evening 😀

  • Runjen
    October 13, 2008 at 2:05 am

    Good job on the run. I love fresh sheets on Sunday night! They give my weekend a sense of completion and make me feel organized going into the new week. Nerdy, I know. 🙂

  • Serena
    October 13, 2008 at 2:50 am

    ooh, Becca A …. pumpkin bagels…. delicious!

  • bobbi
    October 13, 2008 at 3:33 am

    Can’t wait to hear about your training, that pumpkin bread with almond butter looks yummy! Have a great night:)

  • Leah
    October 13, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Hi Jenna, when is your half marathon? You’ll rock it i’m sure!!

  • jenna
    October 13, 2008 at 10:09 am


    The race is on March 1st so I have a TON of time. I’m not going to “officially” begin training for another 3 weeks or so until I feel 100% ready.

    Becca A,

    That I do not know…it might be tricky. I’ll ask Adam today at work and get back to you! He should know!

  • caitlin (Seebriderun)
    October 13, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    jenna –

    meghann and i should come down to vero beach on a saturday afternoon soon and we can all do a “long run” together on sunday! what weekend would be good for you?? maybe meghann and i can split a hotel room and we can all go out saturday night….. wait… maybe we should make saturday afternoon our long run day and then sit on the beach hungover on sunday. that might work better.

    let me know!! love you!

  • Tracie
    October 13, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    I was wondering where you get those brown rice krispie treats??

  • Mel
    October 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Your pumpkin bread looks so good, even better with almond butter on top!

  • Heather
    October 13, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Glad you had a good run! Great idea with the pool soak afterwards- I read all of these running magazines that recommend ice baths after long runs… that just sounds painful!
    Mmm… pumpkin bread 🙂

  • Beadie
    October 13, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Hooray for a great run! I’m sure you will rock the half mary.

  • mg
    October 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Hey Jenna! I’ve read your blog for awhile, but this is my first time ever commenting. I just wondered if you’ve heard of mona vie yet? It’s this awesome fruit blend that is so good for you with all natural ingredients. 4 oz of the stuff has the same antioxidant amount as 10-13 servings of fruit! It’s got like 19 fruits (including the acai berry) from all over the world. just curious if you have any interest in trying it, or if you’d be interested in more information. has anybody else tried it? I love it!

  • rhodeygirl
    October 13, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    congrats on a great run! the glass castle is such a good read for sure, but oh so sad!

  • Best Soy Latte
    October 13, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    wow, five miles! you’re really improving 🙂
    love the personal pizza and the rice krispie, so cute!
    good luck tomorrow!!


  • Heather
    October 13, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    congrats on the run! Love the pumpkin bread w/ AB! 🙂

  • Biz
    October 13, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    That pumpkin bread looks so good! I have canned pumpkin and a big zucchini I need to use up – thanks for the inspiration!

  • jenna
    October 13, 2008 at 9:00 pm


    I have never heard of that! It sounds interesting though—I’ll be on the lookout!


    I found these at my local grocery store (publix) but I KNOW whole foods sells them! They rock!

  • ModelBehavior
    October 13, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I am so late on this but glass castle is AMAZING! Totally addicting! I wish she would come out with another book soon!!!!

  • ModelBehavior
    October 13, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    I had a friend that sold this for a while but she ended up stopping because she said it was a bunch of bs. I have never tried it myself and she’s not exactly a health expert so it may be better then she thought it was but she said she researched it more and its really no better then some pomegranate or blueberry juice but they charge an arm and a leg for it. I would be curious to find out more about it though! Can I ask, does it actually make you feel better or do you just like the taste?

  • Amanda
    October 13, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Pizza looks great! How’d you make the crust?

    PS: Love your site!

  • jenna
    October 13, 2008 at 11:07 pm


    Hahaha I def. did not make that crust. I bought it from Publix. The brand is “Old World Pizza Crust” and they are all natural with no preservatives or anything. I love ’em!