Breakfast/ Lunch

Simmer Down


I woke up this morning feeling GREAT! I can’t believe I’m not even sore in the slightest bit anymore and my “hangover” has melted away completely. I think I’m going to take today and tomorrow though and rest…maybe do some yoga on Thursday to stretch out those hamstrings. Riding 100 miles on Sunday seems like it was just a dream, especially now that my bike is all broken down and ready to ship out to Miss Rose. How strange.

This morning I woke up at 6:30 to take Caitlin to the airport. We stopped at starbucks for some fuel.

Perfect oatmeal with banana, brown sugar and Justin’s almond butter plus a grande earl gray tea.
It was perfect.
It feels very strange to sit in my quiet apartment . I have a million things to do but sort of just want to relax. I’m going to take today to catch up on my life—-laundry, emails, Open Sky stuff, freelance articles—the works. Lunch was a Morningstar farms pizza burger with hummus and an apple:
I think I’m finally about caught up on my food and liquid consumption. Looking back at everything I’ve drank and eaten over the past few days has been crazy. It baffles my mind at just how much fuel it takes to be on your bike that long.
Laundry. Stat.

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  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    You must have been fitter than you thought to have bounced back so quickly! I think I’d be lying in bed for a week if I’d just done 100miles :s
    Have fun doing your laundry – one of the few chores I actually like 😛

  • abbey
    May 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Great job! I don’t think we realize what we are capable of sometimes until we are in the situation. You really did amazing! 100 miles!

    Side question, I know you have mentioned having salmon burgers before and wanted to know what brand you like? Sometimes they are so fishy tasting, in a bad way. Thanks!

    • jenna
      May 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm

      I really like the Whole Foods brand…and they are very affordable as well. 365 wild Alaskan salmon burgers

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    May 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    That is some serious bounce back – impressive. It is amazing how much fuel your body requires doing events like the Gran Fondo. I’ve done the Breast Cancer 3-Day (60 miles in 3 days) several times and am amazed by the amount of water, etc. we crave even though we’re walking!

  • Sarah for Real
    May 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    That’s good to hear you’re feeling better. You bounce back so quickly!

    Enjoy relaxing today. That’s the nice thing about laundry, time to sit back and relax while you’re still “getting things done.” 😉

  • Adam
    May 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Knew you could do it! It’s all those electrolytes you have been consuming over the past few days that have helped you recover… that and wine? 😉

  • Amanda (WannaBe Chef)
    May 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Ooh, I love Morningstar pizza burgers! Must be all that water and wine finally caught up with you and healed all! Congrats on your truly amazing accomplishment! 🙂

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    May 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I really think that the Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal really is perfect! Looks like a great way to start your morning. I am glad you bounced back! That is awesome…just goes to show that you are definitely in great shape. Way to go Jenna!

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething
    May 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    glad you feel so good! are you sad to see the bike go?

    • jenna
      May 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      in a way! I think we bonded around mile 82.5 😉

  • ava
    May 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Glad to hear your feeling well.
    I love the pictures that you’ve been posting—very cute!
    Bright pink jacket—-where from?
    Red shoes—where from?

    • jenna
      May 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      Bright pink jacket—-Lululemon Remix Hoodie
      Red shoes—steve madden circa 2006

  • Helen
    May 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    You must have been fitter than you thought as you are feeling much better today! Your breakfast look so nice, oatmeal in a pot, cute!

  • Samantha (Food Edu)
    May 25, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Wow, I am still just amazed at how quickly you guys recovered…you must be in fantastic shape! I should follow suit =) I have yet to taste the starbucks oatmeal, thats one thing I appreciate about reading all these blogs is that they are authentic product reviews!

  • Katherine
    May 25, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    woke up feeling like P.Diddy??

  • allison @ livingoneday
    May 25, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    glad to hear you are feeling better! will you do anymore biking, even now that you dont have that bike anymore? it must have felt great to complete the race that you would want to keep up with it! and the call of laundry is the WORST

    • jenna
      May 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm

      We’ll see….I learned a few lessons on Sunday, two of which are that it is MUCH more fun to ride with other people and in the right gear. You never know! 🙂

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    May 25, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Love those pizza burgers (found about from you), place on top of organic baby spinach no bun, w/chopped garlic, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, some goat cheese, a bit of balsamic dressing. Yum.

  • eatmovelove
    May 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I was wondering if you’d miss the bike as well? Do you have another bike if you do decide to keep riding? I imagine wine country makes for good trails 😉
    That oatmeal looks good…is that brown sugar? Brown sugar and maple syrup – perfect combo 🙂

    • jenna
      May 25, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      I don’t have another bike….I wish I did!

  • Camille
    May 25, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Starbucks oatmeal is deeelicious!

    May 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    i was gonna say “what a perfect oatmeal!!” but then i realized ITS ALREADY ON THE CUP! hehe <3

  • Rachel @ Balance and Blueberries
    May 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Congrats on the century. I used to do tours with my dad (endless, endless days of biking…oh the pain in my rear!), but they are some of my best memories! Something about pushing yourself mentally and physically and emerging from it all victorious and stronger than ever.

    Once again, congrats! Be good to yourself the next few days 🙂

  • Euniece
    May 25, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Congrats on the century! You are quite the trooper!
    .. and just wondering, what brand of almond butter do you use?

    • jenna
      May 25, 2010 at 6:20 pm

      I usually just use Trader Joe’s…its the cheapest and the tastiest!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    May 25, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better! I think I would be miserable if I rode 100 miles!

  • courtandwhit
    May 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Omg Starbucks oatmeal is the best go to take out breakfast!

  • Ruth
    May 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    So I’ve recently realized how HORRIBLY I have slipped back into some bad health habits! Reading your blog has helped inspire me to turn it around (again), so thank you! I really enjoy your blog, and just recently started reading Caitlin’s too (also wonderful).

    The challenge I like is running – I’ve only done one race (a 5k) so far but enjoyed it so much I can’t wait to up the stakes! Cheers to the next challenge!

  • Carrie (Love Healthy Living)
    May 25, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Enjoy your recovery, you deserve it!!!

  • runnerforever
    May 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    First off, a huge congrats on the 100 miler, what an accomplishment. By the way, did you bring the Justins almond butter or did you find it at Starbucks?

    • jenna
      May 25, 2010 at 6:20 pm

      I brought it! 🙂

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    May 25, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    That sounds like a perfect way to start a Tuesday – mmm!

    Back to the grind ; )

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    May 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    i’m glad you’re bouncing back so well! all that strength training and running did your body good so you could finish that race! 🙂

  • kate
    May 25, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I havent had a pizza burger in forever! They are so tasty.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople
    May 25, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Way to bounce back! That’s awesome. =)

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    May 26, 2010 at 2:06 am

    It sounds like you had a mentally productive day. Don’t worry, you tried to get your laundry done. Sometimes mental days are just what we all need especially if they end with eating peanut butter out of the jar with our fingers! 😉

  • Alycia @ Fit n Fresh
    May 26, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Have fun with that laundry! I hate it when it piles up lol I’ll fold if you put them all away – deal?