Good morning!

I finally got my act together this morning and went out for an early 8.2 mile run. Technically, if I was sticking to my training plan, I should have done 11 miles but since I don’t know this area at all and have to be on my feet all day long working, I just decided to do 8 instead. Call me slacker. 😉 I’m totally going to get rocked by this half marathon. However, I must admit how absolutely AMAZING it is to run in nice cool, crisp weather with no humidity. I ran back and forth down this trail behind the guy’s house and it was soooo gorgeous. I looove it all!

Before I left I had a Nature’s Path Optimum energy bar and then when I got back I had oatmeal with greek yogurt, apple, honey, cinnamon and almond butter. Unfortunately there was a little mix up in the memory cards though and the pictures were lost. Don’t hate me, please! I think you all have seen enough oatmeal pictures though to last you the rest of your life, no?

I did enjoy a lovely cup of coffee in my new mug!


I saw this mug last night at Bovolo and knew it had to be mine. I love the color!

So today I am pouring wine all day at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Tons and tons of wineries will have booths there and people just walk around and try different wine and food. It seems like something I would want to GO to, so hopefully working it will be fun as well.

Trying to pack and prepare for my trip to NYC tomorrow as well….I can’t believe I’m getting ready to fly BACK across the country again. This is insane.

I shall return!

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  • Liz
    October 3, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Have fun today! Kudos for getting out there and running…it must have taken a good amount of motivation to do that!

  • Daria @ Daria Can Cook
    October 3, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Yay for long runs in cool weather! They’re the best.

    Good luck with your jetsetting! 🙂

  • Rebecca
    October 3, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I love the mug! I’ve said this a million times but I am so jealous and happy for you (at the same time) that you live in California now! Living in Cali has been one of my dreams for a while and I am living vicariously through you! I love reading your posts! They make so happy!

    Glad you had a great run and have fun in NYC!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 3, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Have a great day!! 🙂

  • Jolene (
    October 3, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Nice mug! Don’t worry – I don’t hate you because you don’t have a pic of your oatmeal … I will let it go (this time 😉

  • Leianna
    October 3, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Have a great time in NYC!
    Cute mug!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 3, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I love that mug! And I’m envisioning (read: envying) your wonderful running weather. NYC is cold and rainy. Womp womp

  • Diana
    October 3, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Love the mug. 🙂 Also, 8 miles is awesome!
    Have fun!

  • Diana
    October 3, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Love the mug. 🙂 Also, 8.2 miles is awesome!
    Have fun!

  • Nic
    October 3, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Great mug!! 🙂
    I enjoyed a nice “kinda” run this morning in the awesome weather too! Not that long as I’m only a beginner but I’m getting the grip of it, I think.
    Enjoy your day!! 😀 Hug n.

  • Matt
    October 3, 2009 at 11:04 am

    8.2 is nothing to be ashamed about 😉

  • Jenna
    October 3, 2009 at 11:18 am

    good job with the run this morning! i would DEFS NOT call you a slacker jenna!
    have fun working today 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    October 3, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Only 8.2? Why get up in the morning? Just kidding, great job! 😉

  • Lindsay
    October 3, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Have fun! If you have to work on a Saturday pouring wine sounds like a pretty good way to do it!

  • blueberrybabe
    October 3, 2009 at 11:42 am

    ur doing a great job hangin in there with all the craziness life is throwing at you right now! ur positivity is infectious!

  • Ris
    October 3, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Congrats on the run! 8.2 is amazing- and so is being cognizant about what’s going on in your life instead of h-core sticking to a plan.
    Coffee cup = Amazing
    Have fun in NYC – you are such and inspiration for managing a totally hectic at full speed life!

  • Ris
    October 3, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    8.2 is amazing – and kudos to you for being cognizant of what makes sense for you versus sticking h-core to a training plan.
    The mug = amazing (although I would probably be a total hypocrite and drink my South African tea out of it haha)
    Enjoy NYC – you are such an inspiration for rocking an intense, hectic high speed life!

  • Emily
    October 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Ahh! Green is my favorite color…I totally want that mug! 🙂

  • Jenn
    October 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Great job on the run. I did the Fort 4 Fitness 13.1 in Fort Wayne, IN last weekend with a not too shabby time of 1:42. I know what you mean about having time to train and just fitting everything in. You’ll be great in the race, though! It always amazes me how much more energy I have on the day of. Have a great day of pouring! Wish I were one of the lucky ones tasting:)

  • theskinnyplate
    October 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Have a great weekend. Sounds like it is off to a good start already.

  • christie, honoring health
    October 3, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Cute mug!

    Glad you had such a great run!

    have a fabulous day!

  • Alyssa
    October 3, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Slacker, yeah right 🙂 That sunset is beautiful and those pictures are very artistic! You probably mentioned this earlier, but what are you going to NYfor? Fun times I hope! 🙂

  • Jenna
    October 3, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Have fun today!

    Don’t worry about the ‘shorter’ run. You are out having the time of your life, 8.2 miles is still awesome!

  • Rachael
    October 3, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    You are one busy bee!

    Great mug!

  • Lizzy
    October 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    What a wonderful fun that you did! 🙂 you will rock that half, don’t fear! Have fun today pouring wine, i think thats such a find job! So jealous your heading to NYC, so exciting girl! 🙂

  • marla
    October 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Adam is so handsome!
    Gosh you two would make a cute couple!!
    And Rocky looks adorable too 🙂

  • maria
    October 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    You are most certainly not a slacker! It takes time to get your “ducks in a row” and so what if you don’t completely dominate at the race? It’s not about you… right!?! 🙂

    That mug is divine. I love it!

  • Cara (Cara Craves...)
    October 3, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Hope you had a wonderful afternoon of pouring wine. Sometimes it’s fun to be on the service side of things cause you get to see so many people enjoying the experience.

  • Julia
    October 3, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I hope the wine pouring went well! And I totally agree on the weather…it’s gotten so nice here in NorCal in the past few days!

  • Stef
    October 3, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I’m so glad I just found your blog and digged into it a bit. I too am a healthy lifestyle blogger and am participating in Team in Training! No worries about not getting the 11 mi in today…I was scheduled for 10 mi and only got 8.6 in because of doing the Race for the Cure 5k (ran to and from it with one of the coaches, plus achieved a 5k PR). Congrats on your fundraising, excellent work! I obviously need to get some tips from you 🙂 You’re an inspiration!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    October 3, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    You’re definitely turning into quite the traveler! I’m so glad you were able to relax with a run today. Glad the new environment is suiting you well. 🙂

  • Stephanie
    October 3, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I tasted today at Jacuzzi in Sonoma – a MUST go! They have some delicious wines (and I couldn’t help but buy a case).

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    October 3, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    8.2 miles is still great! You’d be amazing how far endorphins can take you on race day! I ran my first half marathon on a whim and had never done more than 7 miles and lived to tell the tale.

  • Jenny @JennyLikesToRun, healthy living blog :)
    October 3, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    “Slacker” for running ONLY 8.2 miles? lol 😉 Doubt it honey!
    Be proud! That’s an awesome distance!! You’re post-run meal sounds DELISH! 😀

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    October 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Nice job on the run! That mug is so cute. You’re right – the color’s awesome!

  • Allison (Balance in Bites)
    October 3, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Sounds like you’re settling in pretty well, despite all that’s going on! Have fun working the festival!

  • sarah
    October 3, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    man, please don’t move out: Adam is HOTTTT!!!!!!! you’d be so dumb if you wouldn’t at least TRY dating him

  • sarah
    October 3, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    please go on a date with adam

  • Lindsey
    October 3, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Jenna–let me know if you want any tips or hints about NYC!!! 🙂 Hope you’re first day of work went well.

  • Bekah
    October 3, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Oatmeal photos NEVER GET OLD Jenna. 😉

  • angieinatlanta
    October 3, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Sounds like a great run! And I adore that coffee cup – so cute!

  • sue
    October 3, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    slacker? no way! you are one busy girl. have a great time in nyc- can’t wait to hear about it!

  • Karina (Like Some Cat from Japan)
    October 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I just came across your blog…
    I really enjoy reading it!!

  • Kristine
    October 3, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    totally loving the mug!

  • RAE
    October 4, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I want that mug!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 4, 2009 at 6:08 am

    You are not a slacker with 8 miles. You need to think about it as you did what you needed and not what you were “supposed to”. Good for you!

    Hopefully you don’t get too jet lagged with this trip. YOu just adjusted so take good care of yourself.

  • Marie
    October 4, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Rocky goes to the same school as me! woo NU

  • Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?)
    October 11, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Love the mug! I’m so happy (and slightly jealous) that you are transition to Cali so well!

    And no worries, I’ve seen oatmeal…a lot! 🙂

  • Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?)
    October 11, 2009 at 11:19 am

    PS. Love the new header!