Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness



Well my 11 miler ended up being only a 6 miler but that’s okay. I’m totally going to get rocked by this half marathon next weekend! Honestly though, and I hate to complain, but I am just so worn out. The past two weeks have totally rocked me, between moving across the country, starting a new job, living on a couch, moving into my own apartment on my own, flying to new york city, flying back, running, blogging….everything. I’m BEAT! It took everything I had to pull myself out of bed this morning (my house was a lovely 63 degrees when I woke up and my bed was soooo warm!), get on my running clothes and get out the door. I sort of feel like I want to go sleep and wake up in two weeks. I need to rest.

Alas, I DID pick myself up though and get out this morning because I knew my race was next weekend and this was my last “long” run. I had an almond butter, pumpkin butter and half banana sandwich before heading out the door—


My run took me down through downtown Healdsburg and up Dry Creek Road, where the views were spectacular and the hills were intense. I could probably have kicked my own butt even more and pushed myself to do the whole 11 but I just was too tired. More than anything I want to go to a yoga class but there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day right now and I have to work again tomorrow. Hopefully one day next week I can go to Bikram…that would be nice.

After an hour of running, I trekked back up the winding staircase to my cold attic (need to figure out this heat situation, asap) and had a yogurt bowl with a cup of TJs yogurt, the other half of my banana, half a small melon from the farm, some puffins and pumpkin butter.


And I made a much better cup of french press, minus the explosion. Sipping while I stand and blog in my little bubble of wireless internet:


MAJOR laundry to do today as well as more cleaning and unpacking…hopefully I’ll find out today if I actually am staying here or if I need to start looking for another home. Keeps things interesting, no? A HUGE thank you to Star, who created this gorgeous new header for the blog!!! Thank you so much; I love it!

Time to hit the showers!

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  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    October 10, 2009 at 9:44 am

    6 miles is still great!!!! See it as 6 amazing miles not 5 less than planned! You’re body has been through so much the last 2 weeks–good for you for treating it right. I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER. OH MY GOODNESS!!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 10, 2009 at 9:47 am

    The new header is gorgeous.

    And don’t worry about the run. You’ve put all you can into the training and you didn’t give up so that is HUGE!

  • Still Life in South America
    October 10, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Your new header is beautiful. Love it!

    Hope you find some time to unwind by yourself this weekend.

  • Kelly
    October 10, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I don’t think you should feel bad about tired you are right now- anyone would be, it’s been a crazy few weeks!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    October 10, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Love the new header — it’s so you!

  • Simone P:T
    October 10, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Love the new header, and don’t be so hard on yourself! 6 miles is A LOT! You go girl!

  • lk
    October 10, 2009 at 9:53 am

    love the new header!!

  • Allison (Eat Clean Live Green)
    October 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I love the new header! Gorgeous.

    Hope you find some time to relax soon 🙂

  • Becky
    October 10, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I noticed the new header right away. It looks so good! Try to fit in some relaxation in that crazy schedule of yours!

  • kay (eating machine)
    October 10, 2009 at 10:04 am

    i love the new header! looks gorgeous there!

  • Kristen @ Simply Savor
    October 10, 2009 at 10:05 am

    gorgeous new header!! great job on the 6 miles–listening to your body is the smartest thing to do! hope you can find time to fit in some Bikram soon! enjoy the rest of your Saturday 🙂

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    October 10, 2009 at 10:11 am

    oh wow, I didn’t even notice the top until you mentioned it! Gorgeous!

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City)
    October 10, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Love the new header! Sounds like you could use a rest day really soon. If you take your time and enjoy the 13.1 miles, you’ll do great!

  • Jo @ Seeking Healthy Balance
    October 10, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Hey I love the new header – it looks fab! Keeping my fingers crossed that you get to stay where you are. I think you could use some stability after all the changes!

  • Leianna
    October 10, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Love the new header, so beautiul!
    Hope you get the much needed rest today!

  • Sana
    October 10, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Good jon on the 6 miles! That stinks abt the cold, keep your head up!

  • Carlota
    October 10, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I just loved the new header..I also ate bananas everyday!

  • Eva
    October 10, 2009 at 10:24 am

    love the new header! get some rest today Jenna, you deserve it!! <3

  • Runeatrepeat
    October 10, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Love the new header. You will run the crap out of the half next week – enjoy it! You will do it 🙂

  • Julia
    October 10, 2009 at 10:31 am

    The new header looks fabulous!
    I can only imagine how tired you must be after the past few weeks! Take care of yourself!

  • Lynna
    October 10, 2009 at 10:34 am

    No wonder you’re tired, you’ve made so many major transitions in the last few weeks, it’s impressive you even got out of bed for a run this morning! Try and keep the momentum going and hopefully soon you’ll be able to have a little more “me time.”

  • Maggie
    October 10, 2009 at 10:40 am

    OOo pretty header!
    Hope you get some rest 🙂

  • Maggie
    October 10, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Oo nice header!
    Hope you get some rest soon 🙂

  • Jil
    October 10, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Love the new header. Gorgeous! Also, the view from your “little bubble of wireless” is beautiful!!

  • Tay
    October 10, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Jenna –
    First, I love your new header! Second, you’re doing the Women’s Nike right? Good luck! This is my first in 3 years of not doing it 🙁 So sad. But just want to say good luck! It’s a beautiful race, and so crisp and perfect. The hill at mile 6 seems killer, but just take it steady and slow and you’ll do great! After the view at mile 9 or so it’s all downhill/flat. It’s beautiful!! Have fun!

  • Emily
    October 10, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Love the new header, Jenna! I also love your support local foods mug in my fave color. Where did you get that?

    You will be fine during the half. Last year about this time, I ran one without ever training over 5-6 miles. Just go slow and easy, and you’ll do great!

  • Evan Thomas
    October 10, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Take care of yourself. you and your body have had a whirlwind of a week

  • Kristen @
    October 10, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Your new header is gorgeous. Makes me want to drive up to wine country ASAP! And as for the 1/2 marathon, just do your best. That’s all you can ask of yourself. 🙂

  • Bec
    October 10, 2009 at 10:56 am

    love the new header its gorgious!

  • Margaret
    October 10, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I usually don’t “yell” in the comments but I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER, IT IS BEAUTIFUL 🙂 and don’t worry about your half marathon, you managed to raise so much money for a great cause and that is all that really matters, you are allowed to show up and just walk the whole distance 😉

  • Anne P
    October 10, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Just keep thinking of that Tiffany’s necklace waiting for you at the end next weekend 😉

  • stacey
    October 10, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I love the new header! Don’t worry about the run today or the half marathon. I am sure that next weekend you will finish the race and you have raised a lot of money for the L&LS, which is awesome!

  • Stephanie
    October 10, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I love your new header too..ahhhh ” a girl on a healthy mission” your header seems to speak to your beautiful journey of life! Congrats to seeking to find your true self!!

  • BethT @ Pretty By The Bay
    October 10, 2009 at 11:21 am

    The new header is awesome!

  • Nicole
    October 10, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Girl, you’ve earned the right to complain! It’s very understandable to be worn out after all this.

    By the way, you’re new banner is beautiful!

  • sue
    October 10, 2009 at 11:42 am

    you rock for getting up and running those six miles…i don’t think i could do the same in your state! i hope you’re able to get some rest today!!

  • Kelly
    October 10, 2009 at 11:59 am

    You will do fine next weekend. The run is scenic and there will be so many supporters there to cheer you on. I believe more than a few hulky firefighters will be waiting at the end to congratulate you and the rest of the runners, too. Good luck!!!

  • Susan
    October 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    LOVE the new header! Much more appropriate now 🙂 Don’t add the half marathon to your list of things to stress about. You’ll be able to finish it and that’s all that matters!

  • Kristine
    October 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    i love your new header!!

  • mimi
    October 10, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Hey There! You are supposed to be tapering on your mileage so 6 is GREAT! now rest will be the best thing for you! On event day you will be carried along with the crowd and have a great time! May I suggest having a name for each mile during the event as encouragement? Remeber the reason! Go Team in Training!


  • polly
    October 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    GORGEOUS new header, sunshine!

    Email me when you get a minute, okay? :O) Love you! I wanted to tell you that the time I ran my best (felt so good and got a great time!) half marathon is the time I trained LESS instead of more. My longest run was 7 miles. Woopwoop! I was so happy I never ran longer before hand, just have fun sweetie. Your life is so full, no matter if you walk or run or crawl that race… you’ll be there, IN CALIFORNIA, changing your entire life, meeting new and amazing people, and still continue to be your true, sweet self. The Lord is smiling. 🙂

    Hugs Hugs Hugs!!!! XOXO

    Don’t forget… I need your address. Also, have you tried pumpkin in your oats? It’s SUPER cheap and orange and yum.

    Oh! Yoga! Can’t wait for you to find a studio…how exciting! Don’t forget my 10 minute videos are there for you ANYtime, for free! HUGS! XOXO

  • Anais
    October 10, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I love the new picture (and font), it’s beautiful!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    October 10, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I love love love the new header pic! Seems perfect– new state, new home, new job, new city, new header! Loves it 🙂

  • loreejo
    October 10, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I was thinking yesterday how your header said something about you being a baker….which I haven’t seen a lot of since I started reading your blog. But you have a LOT of exciting stuff going on in your life and I think the new header is really wonderful. I hope you few hours of “rest” serve you really well.

  • Bev
    October 10, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Your new header is so beautiful. It fits your new life style…. love it !

  • Brooke (Baking with Basil)
    October 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Your new header is so picturesque!! I can’t wait for our next trip to wine country. Hopefully sooner rather than later. I totally understand how you are feeling about the runs. I trained for a 1/2 marathon in May and I felt the same way at towards the end. The race was such a sense of accomplishment when it was over, so it was all worth it! Best of luck with last few weeks of training!

  • Penny
    October 10, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Take care of yourself, you sound so frazzled 🙁

  • Pure2Raw Twins
    October 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Love the new header! Great job on your run! You will do great at your half marathon. Believe me once you get to the race line and are surrounded by others — that gives you motivation. Hard to explain… it is just something that you feel.

  • Karla
    October 10, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    LOVE the new header Jenna!

  • Jenna
    October 10, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    love the new header!

  • Lizzy
    October 11, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I LOVE this new header! its so pretty! 🙂