Still in Bed

Are you guys wondering why I am posting this early when I’m usually at work??

Well, I called in sick! I felt horrible doing it and hope it doesn’t put the people I work with in a total bind, but I still CANNOT BREATHE at all and my head feels like it weights a thousand pounds. I just could not see myself being on my feet hauling dough around for 9 hours today. I needed some rest! I actually called in yesterday evening and knowing I didn’t have to wake up at 3 am definitely put an ease to my sleep anxieties. Even though I had to take loud breathes through my mouth (even Afrin didn’t unplug my nose!), I fell asleep around 8:15 and got a solid 9.5 hours of sleep! This morning I’m still all congested and blah but at least my eyes aren’t sunken into my head anymore from sleep deprivation!

I woke up around 5:30 and went downstairs to make coffee and a snack because I didn’t want to eat breakfast that early! All studies have shown that you really should eat something within an hour of waking up (good for your metabolism) and I like to keep my breakfast time around 7:30-8:00 every day. So, this morning I made a piece of Rudi’s whole wheat toast with a little peanut butter and raspberry preserves to take back up to bed with me–


It felt really really good to just lay in bed sipping my coffee and eating my toast (except for the fact I had to blow my nose every 2 seconds). My favorite part of the day is the morning when everyone else is still asleep but me and I can just take some time to myself….this morning I read some Psalms, prayed, read a little of my new book and worked on a new itunes playlist for my race on Sunday! I am ADDICTED to buying songs on Itunes. Seriously…it is a problem! What are some of yalls favorite running songs? Here is my new playlist:

  • So What- Pink
  • Gold Digger- Kanye West
  • Live Your Life– T.I & Rihanna
  • Heart of a Champion– Nelly
  • Hey Ya– OutKast (this one reminds me of freshman year of college and I LOVE it!!! so old school)
  • Shimmer– Fuel
  • Its a Fight– Three 6 Mafia
  • You Make Me Sick– Pink

Its crazy how much faster and more effective my runs are when I crank up good tunes! I NEVER listen to rap/hip hop other than when I’m running and Ryan laughed soooooo hard when I told him that, yes, I have three six mafia on my ipod. Okay, actually I said “I have three 10 mafia!!” and Ryan looked at me like I was crazy and then was like, “um Jenna, I think you mean three six mafia.” Duh. Who would have thought?! Usually I’m a country/contemporary christian music listener! haha =) I guess I just need me some Nelly and Kanye to get goin’ fast!

Around 7:30 I went downstairs and made breakfast….something different today!



Savory Oat Bran!

I used:

  • 1/2 cup oat bran cooked in 1 cup water
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 babybel cheese “melted” into the hot oat bran
  • 1 morningstar farms original grillers veggie burger (because my soysage is in Ryan’s freezer)
  • 2 microwaved egg whites for fluff!
  • TONS of texas pete

Very, very tasty! A nice change from my usual sweet & nutty oats although I did sort of miss my daily dose of almond butter! The day is still young though and I can make up for it later…

I also had some raspberry tea


I’m going to be lazy and lay in bed and read some more, then hit up the Y and later meet Courtney for lunch at Grassroots!

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  • Meg
    March 12, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Feel better Jenna and breakfast looks delish!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    March 12, 2009 at 6:45 am

    ah! I’m so sorry Afrin didn’t work for you!! I always get sick when I don’t have enough rest so I’m hopin these 3 days of getting good sleep will be just what you need!!

    Love new running playlists! nothing like a new playlist or podcast to get you racing out the door!

  • VeggieGirl
    March 12, 2009 at 6:45 am

    OH NO!!! Get well soon love 🙁

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    March 12, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Hope you feel better soon!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    March 12, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Feel better and enjoy your time to yourself today!!!
    I think I had that Peter Rabbit mug when I was little… oh, and my absolute FAVORITE running song: “Jessica” by the Allman Brothers. It’s an instrumental song, but it starts out kind of slow and then just picks up and cruises!!!

  • Erin
    March 12, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Glad you got some much needed rest!

  • Danielle
    March 12, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Hope you feel better soon.
    Hey Ya reminds me of my freshmen year at college as well! Everytime I hear that song I remember the first time I heard it was in the student union building. So funny!
    Get some rest!

  • brandi
    March 12, 2009 at 7:15 am

    feel better!

    I love Fuel! They’re one of my favorites.

  • K
    March 12, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Hey Ya brings back a LOT of memories here too!! Such a fun song 🙂

    Love the savory oat bran! I’m glad you called in sick, you don’t want to get run down and potentially get sicker!!

  • Becca A
    March 12, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Hope you feel better!

    Savory oats are always a fun change from the usual sweet.

  • Rose
    March 12, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Aw… hope you feel better! Allergies?

  • Anna
    March 12, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Feel better! Drink lots of tea!

  • Meg
    March 12, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Love your breakfast. Get some rest!

  • Emily
    March 12, 2009 at 7:45 am

    oh! i always listen to hip/hop when I run, for some reason it makes me run a lot better! haha. AND I love 36 Mafia. Im not gonna hide it 🙂

  • fitforfree
    March 12, 2009 at 7:48 am

    way to listen to your body and sleep in! and speaking of Grassroots — it’s an awesome 311 album and one of my favorites to run to!

  • angelcubbie
    March 12, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Hey Jenna I hope you feel better! I have two quick questions for you. What’s your favorite book? (I’m looking to buy a new one) And do you weigh your oat bran or just use a measuring cup?

  • Brynn
    March 12, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Hey Ya has been on my running playlist for years. Kanye West’s Through the Wire is a favorite too. I love listening to songs that are exactly my running pace and a couple that speed me up!

  • Julie
    March 12, 2009 at 8:00 am

    I’m not going to lie – some of my favorite running songs are “Born to Run” (who can go wrong with the boss?!?), the Rocky themesong, Cartel, or any other pop/upbeat/fast songs.

  • Sarah
    March 12, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Hope you feel better soon! I love your adorable tea cup. I went to Beatrix Potter’s house on a trip to England. It’s so sweet!

  • Matt
    March 12, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Hope you feel better soon!

  • Sharon
    March 12, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Hope you feel better!!! =D

  • Yasmin
    March 12, 2009 at 8:19 am

    I love that Kanye West song Gold-digger. You were smart to take the day off, I wish I had thought of that.

  • Natalie
    March 12, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Hope you feel better Jenna!

    Love the playlist. 🙂

  • Michelle
    March 12, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Sometimes it helps to put a warm wash cloth on your face to loosen up the head junk. Sorry about that I hope that you’re starting to feel better.

  • ryan
    March 12, 2009 at 8:31 am

    glad your feeling better! Fitforfree is right on the 311 front, I have tickets for their summer show next month but Jenna wont go with me because a) its on a sunday night and she has to work, and b) I went to crazy last time at 311/snoop, oh well!
    Jenna you forgot to mention the theme song from Departed by the Dropkick Murphys on your run list! That helped me make it home last time! And can never go wrong with a little Michael Jackson and Guns N roses mixed in, yeah you laugh, but you like it!! try it!
    Feel better and eat some hot sauce for lunch so you can finally breathe!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    March 12, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Wow, it has to be SERIOUS if affrin doesn’t work! That stuff normally makes me breathe so clearly it hurts. I’m so glad you stayed home from work to heal and rejuvinate!

    I LOVE rap when I work out! It makes me feel so hardcore. Although, I love rap all the time 🙂

    Lovely toast and breakfast! I hope you feel even better soon!

  • kristi
    March 12, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Hope you get better soon Jenna! I’m actually in the same boat as you. I have allergies BAD too, and I’m on antibiotics from the doc right now. I definitely know what you are going through and it is no fun!

    But on a positive note…the savory oats look SOOOO good!

  • Jen, a priorfatgirl
    March 12, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I agree, I TOTALLY RUN FASTER when I have some good music in my playlist!

    Hope you feel better!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 12, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I have half of those songs on my iPod (Pink, Kanye, and Outkast), but its about time to get some new ones…you are right, it makes such a difference in the quality of the run!

    I hope you feel better Jenna.

  • Amanda
    March 12, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Feel better!!
    Your playlist is great! Kanye always gets me going too!

  • fitforfree
    March 12, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Ryan: I’ll buy her ticket! haha. I wish I could have gone to the 311-day show in NOLA yesterday (i did go in 2002 though!) 🙂

  • Run Saraaah
    March 12, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Feel better soon! That savoury oat bran looks SO yummy….mmm! I love rap/hiphop songs for running too…Kanye West – Stronger is up there as #1.

  • Jess
    March 12, 2009 at 9:52 am

    If you haven’t checked yet, check on your race website and make sure they allow headphones. Some races don’t.

  • Hangry Pants
    March 12, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I hope you feel better soon Jenna!

    I am really enjoying this mix I have that is Lady Gaga Just Dance and Rhinana’s Disturbia in one excellent song!

  • Woman&Warrior
    March 12, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I’m a regular reader from California! I hope you feel better soon. I’m writing today because…I love your mug! Its so cute, with the bunnies and double handles. Awesome! You made my day.

  • gina (fitnessista)
    March 12, 2009 at 10:35 am

    FEEL BETTER SOON! smart move calling in sick- get some rest girly!
    thanks so much for posting the playlist- it looks great
    i’ve been wanting to try savory oat bran! glorious
    have a great day <3

  • Leigh Ann
    March 12, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I hope you get to feeling better Jenna! I love your playlist by the way haha.. I find it so funny that you have a Three 6 mafia song. I never would have thought that haha 🙂 ! My favorite type of music is punk rock, pop punk..that stuff. I’m really into The Pink Spiders right now! They have some good upbeat songs to run to.

  • Haleigh
    March 12, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I hope you feel better soon Jenna! The Savory Oat Bran looks delicious, I need to try a savory breakfast one of these days but it’s hard for me to get away from the usual sweetness in my morning fuel!

  • Jaclyn
    March 12, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Hey Jenna-hope you’re feeling better sooN! I’m on the opposite side of the country, but I have it too! 😛 being sick is no fun–so (try to) enjoy your time off! Your breakfast mix looks.. interesting 🙂 hahah no I’d try it for sure!


  • Shelby
    March 12, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I love savory oats, yum! But yeah, I would feel incomplete without a nut butter too =/

    Hope you feel better soon girl!

  • RunToFinish
    March 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    mm I need to just lay in bed today too, but I’m going to see the doctor and fix this knee. hope you have enough energy to enter the contest

  • Natalie A
    March 12, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Feel better!

    I love Shimmer by Fuel, it’s one of my fav songs, I don’t hear it enough 🙂

  • Runeatrepeat
    March 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Feel better!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    March 12, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Jenna, I’m grateful you got some good rest. Take care my friend and enjoy your workout later today (fueled by those delicious looking savory oats :)).

  • Dulcie
    March 12, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I hope you feel better!!!

    The savory oat bran looks really good 🙂

  • Ryane
    March 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I agree – poppy rap and hip hop music is my go to for my running playlists. Also some rihanna, fergie and lady gaga. Oh and definitely Let it Rock by Kevin Rudolf.

    I’m trying Kombucha in citrus right now… it’s slow going for sure… maybe the original (without all the lemon juice) is better?

  • Leah
    March 12, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Sometimes we all need a little R&R. Enjoy it girlie!!!!

  • Bec
    March 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    feel better soon!

  • Erin
    March 12, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Feel better! And your bfast looked super yum.

  • laci
    March 12, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I <3 sweet oats- but savory is good too! 🙂
    feel better soon! 😉

  • h-bomb
    March 12, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    you must download M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” it is the song that makes me sprint these days. i love me some hip hop when i’m running!

  • Leah
    March 12, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    i LOVE your mug!!!