Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Run Like a Rockstar

Hi guys!


Its like Where’s Waldo! Can you spot me from the back? 😉


Thanks for all the sweet 5K comments! The race actually went really well, considering there were 20,000 people there! I finished in 27 minutes and am very happy with that time because I know I gave it 100%. I think I could have gone faster but there were kids everywhere and it made it really difficult to keep a steady pace! Around mile two I felt someone come up beside me and looked over to find RYAN running along the grass, camera in hand, trying to get an action shot! How funny is that?! After I race I met up with Caitlin and Meghann (both of which are ROCKSTARS for already running a 15K this morning!!) and they just looked so darn cute in their running skirts. We all talked for awhile and then we made the long walk home (about another 2 1/2 miles). Before the race I guzzled coconut water and I swear it gave me more endurance! I usually do walk/run ratios but today I basically ran the entire time (except for a brief 20 second walk break around mile two) to keep up a decent 9 minute mile the whole way. My shins felt sore in the beginning but I just zoned out to Rocky and Last of the Mohicans music and ran through it all. Overall, a very successful first 5K and I would definitely do more in the future although I still think I prefer the 10K distance because then I can pace myself more.




When we got back to the condo it was already around 11:00 and I was having a MAJOR burrito craving (random!). So, Ryan and I set out to Moe’s to get something fast. I got my usual—a moo moo mister cow (kid sized burrito) streaker with tofu, black beans, rice, guacamole, salsa, hot peppers, cucumbers, cilantro, cheese and black olives!


I know it looks big but it was actually TINY and sadly I am still hungry after cleaning my plate! I think he put only like four tiny cubes of tofu on it and like 2 tbsp each of black beans and cheese. I guess that’s why it is only $2.99 and a kid sized portion. I know for next time!

I also got a sweet tea to celebrate the race!


And went to town on Ryan’s chips—


Look at my love devouring his homewrecker!


The weather is phenomenal outside and we are about to go head out by the pool to relax and get some sun all afternoon. For dinner, we are going over to my house and my mom is making another slow cooker masterpiece!

See you soon!

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  • VeggieGirl
    February 28, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    SEE??? I said in your last post that you’d rock it out 😀

  • Moran
    February 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! What a great race!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Congrats on the race girl!!! Enjoy the rest of your day. I’m super excited to see ya!

    Oh, and I went to Greenwise this morning after yoga for some bread and thought I was getting 100%whole wheat but turns out I got oatmeal bread instead…what a happy mistake! It’s delish!

  • Becca A
    February 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Way to go on the race!

  • Amelia
    February 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Great job! Glad everything went well for you. The weather/race looks phenom!!! Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

  • FoodsThatFit
    February 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    You did great! I am jealous of your warm weather! Ice those shins and I bet you’ll be feeling great in the morning. Listening to music always helps me zone out during runs!

  • Bec
    February 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Congratulations on the race, enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

  • Hallie
    February 28, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Great job! All this race talk really makes me want to sign up for something. It’s amazing how great it feels to run in nice weather. I just got back from a jog and was about as sunny and perfect as it looks in your photos (I don’t mean to rub it in, cold-weather kids ;-)).

  • Polly
    February 28, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    ROCK STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I had to call Dan over to the computer to say… look where Jenna is running today… they LIVE there!!?!?!? It’s so beautiful!!!! and WARM!!! Love you, dear sweet girl. I am totally getting that book today… I think I might just splurge and BUY it. 😉 I love Francine Rivers… so I’m goin’ in…

    WAY TO GO and yummy Moe’s meals with R! He is so cute like his woman!! XOXO

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    February 28, 2009 at 12:16 pm


  • Shelby
    February 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Congratulations!!! What a great run, I’m inspired to do one now!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 28, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    YUP! TOLDJA!! You’re a rockstar!!!
    Those Moe’s meals look fantastic!

  • tami
    February 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    great job with the race, 27 is great

  • Julie
    February 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm


  • Jenny
    February 28, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Congrats on the race!!

    And moo moo mr cow’s used to be my favorite at moe’s!

  • Erin
    February 28, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Congratulations on the race! The time never really matters, it’s always about finishing and having fun, which you definitely did. It’s great that your shins didn’t bother you at all.

    I am so jealous you can lay out by the pool! I am just happy it’s not in the 20’s and 30’s here anymore.

  • Sharon
    February 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Hahah, that is so cute Ryan running on the grass!!! That is soo awesome!!! LOVE IT!!

  • joyful
    February 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    YAY! good for you, I can feel the good energy coming from you just reading your post! You did it and you’re done!

  • Matt
    February 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Sweet race! I love Moe’s!

  • LaughingLindsay
    February 28, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I’m SO proud of yoU!!!!! You GO GIRL!!! You did it!!!


  • Emily
    February 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Congrats on a great race! Looks like the weather there is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Heather
    February 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Congrats on the 5k! Awesome job. This Florida weather is WONDERFUL today, too! Moe’s has really been skipping on ingredients lately – I generally get the same thing you get (minus cheese) and love them because they offer tofu, but last time I got the vegetarian burrito (because the kids doesn’t fill me up anymore) but I still get like 5 cubes of tofu and barely any beans. Total rip for $5+! I’m now a Chipotle convert – black beans, fajita veggies, guac, corn salsa, green salsa, tomato and lettuce for $5 and it’s huge so I always have leftovers!

  • Erin
    February 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Congrats! I love the recap!!

  • brandi
    February 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm


    I wonder if the Moe’s near us is just not good – we tried it once and everything was gross. I wish I liked it! it seems like a good quick place.

  • Alyssa
    February 28, 2009 at 2:10 pm


  • Rose
    February 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Great job, Jenna! Congrats!!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    February 28, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    goooooooooo jenna!!! awesome job on the run. and mmm, mexican sounds delicious. enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  • caitlin
    February 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    YAY you did really well! and it was great to see you!

  • Lisa
    February 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Jenna –

    Can you recommend any good Slow Cooker Recipe books?
    I have one that is terrible and it’s really discouraging me on the slow cooker. I swear almost every recipe starts with a pound of ground beef and a can of mushroom soup.
    Great job on the 5K!
    How did your shins feel at the end?

    • jenna
      February 28, 2009 at 3:00 pm


      We LOVE the southern living slow cooker cookbook. It is the best ever!!!! My mom also has a super healthy slow cooker cookbook that Ryan actually gave her for christmas a few years back. We are going over there tonight I think, and I will look what the name is. As for the run—my shins actually felt fine! I felt a little discomfort during the first mile but I think all the adrenaline of running with 20,000 other people got to me and I felt great. I stretched a bunch afterwards but I’m really positive and optimistic to some pain-free runs in the future now!

  • Jenny
    February 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    congratulations! that’s an awesome time. i actually do not like running skirts at all! and the moes looks delicious

  • Kati
    February 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Congrats on the race- and your time! Makes me want to sign up for one 🙂 Have fun by the pool—I’m jealous! It’s cool and windy in my part of TX

  • Robin
    February 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Moe’s is my favorite meal after a long run. But I usually go for a taco or salad. Yummy. Great job on the race!

  • Samantha
    February 28, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Great job on the race! Way to go! I have a serious disdain for Moe’s but it has nothing to do with the food. Post long runs and races I’m always starving too!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 28, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Good job, GIRL!
    I had no idea Moe’s had tofu options, or that they weren’t picky about who orders off the kids menu…maybe you can pass for 12 and under, but not I 😉

  • kristi
    February 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Great job!!! You girls look so cute!

  • runjess
    February 28, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Nice job on the race. Looks like a pretty day and a pretty course.

  • Leah
    February 28, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Congrats!! I’m glad it went so well!!!!!

  • Colleen
    February 28, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    SUPER RACE JENNA! I run almost every day I don’t think I’ll ever get that fast! 🙂

    I had Moe’s for lunch today too!

  • erinbee.
    February 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm


    i added you to my blogroll.
    hope you dont mind!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 28, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS on doing AMAZINGLY on your race! You look sooo cute in all your pics too! Such a glow! Enjoy the rest of your saturday!

  • michelle
    February 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    5K’s rock!!! So, you like the coconut water?? I used to guzzle one right after a run. Sometimes, i would mix it with pineapple juice for a nice treat. NO RUM!!!

  • HangryPants
    February 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Congratulations Jenna!

    I miss Moe’s!

  • Oh She Glows
    February 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    So proud of you!!!! 😀

    Can’t wait to see you next race!

  • Caroline
    March 1, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Looks like you had a great time at the run! I am running my first 5k in a week or two–I can’t wait.

    Gotta love Moe’s!

  • lainb
    March 1, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Yay!! Congrats!!

  • Alisa - One Frugal Foodie
    March 1, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Congratulations! That is a great time. You guys look so adorable 🙂

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