Summer Has Ended

Happy Monday!

Can you even believe this is the last week of August?! Today is the first day of school for all the local high schools here and I always get slightly nostalgic. Fall is my favorite season and I always loved that “back to school” feeling. Its no fun being a grown up. Sigh.

Breakfast was the same as yesterday—oatmeal made with soymilk, berries and peanut butter. This will probably be the breakfast of the week actually since I’m not in my own kitchen.


So, I was up for the majority of the night with a throbbing foot from my blister!!!! Seriously, it was like pulsing with pain and we were supposed to go on a 10 mile bike ride this morning but I still can’t put on my sneakers. I’m seriously regretting now running through the pain….this is what I get I guess for being so stubborn. I’ve done a little first aid mission though this morning and instead of lacing up my sneakers for cardio, I’m going to take a long beach walk instead. I feel like I need to take advantage of my surroundings while I’m here…don’t know when I’ll be back again!

Christie and I are starting our big “job” today at the cupcake store! We are going in from 1-5 this afternoon to learn the ropes on making frostings (they have 20 different flavors of frosting!), baking cupcakes and decorating wedding cakes. Should be very interesting and highly amusing. Lots of photos to come!!


New True/Slant article on pre and post-exercise snacks!


Keep me updated on if you have any issues viewing my photos today….this is a test run but would be awesome if flickr hosting works!

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  • rhodeygirl
    August 24, 2009 at 9:18 am

    oh no!!! can we still hang on to summer for a bit more?? have a great day at the cupcake store- they don’t mind training you for such a short period of work?

  • holly the healthy everythingtarian
    August 24, 2009 at 9:23 am

    i know…where has the summer gone? oh well, guess that means we just need to enjoy it all and appreciate what is left!

    can’t wait to see all the cupcake baking…woowoo!

  • Abby
    August 24, 2009 at 9:26 am

    But if being an adult means you get to go make cupcakes all day, sign me up! That sounds like a PERFECT day to me 🙂

    I missed where you are and why you’re there, but enjoy that beach while you can!

  • Jenna
    August 24, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Hi Jenna! I have been reading your blog for about a week now and finally decided to comment. We seem so much alike in regards to career paths (well, i want to get that certification you have…i can’t really bake 😉 ), our faith in God, and even down to our name, haha! Anyway, you seem really cool and I absolutely LOVE reading your blog!! Good luck this week!

  • Stephanie
    August 24, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Can’t wait to see some pics from day 1 of the cupcake adventure… holy yum! My bestie makes some red velvet cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting that I just thought of… gosh I wish I had one right now!

  • sandhiya
    August 24, 2009 at 9:36 am

    that sound slike my dream job!! enjoy and good luck.

  • Meggilizz--Meggie's Munchies
    August 24, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I love the going-back-to-school feeling and miss the feeling of new beginnings with a new grade, new classes, new teachers & friends. It always makes me a bit restless this time of year!! It doesn’t help that my birthday’s right around the corner too! 😛

  • VeggieGirl
    August 24, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Enjoy your “job” today!! And feel free to send some leftover cupcakes 😉

  • Nicole
    August 24, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I highly recommend flickr for photos! You can organize them too. It is easy to run out of space if you don’t have a paid account, though!

  • Lia
    August 24, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I could see your pictures fine, and definitely enjoy working at the cupcake shop! That’s sounds fun!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    August 24, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Have fun at the cupcake shop!! Can’t wait to see some tasty pics!

  • LK- Healthy Delcious
    August 24, 2009 at 9:54 am

    you’re pics are fine, but in case you don’t know you can only upload 200 photos to a free flickr account. They fill up fast! I was caught by surprise with that one.

    I love fall too – its my favorite – but I also hate that we dont’ get to do the whole back to school thing anymore. And how on earth is August almost over already?? Didn’t this year just start?

    Jealous of the cupcake “job”… how did you arrange that?

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 24, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I know!! Where did August go!? Or the whole summer for that matter!? It’s so weird that it’s already back to school time. And yesterday in Target they had Halloween candy out!! I was like WHAT! Haha.

    Sorry about the blister, those are the worst 🙁

  • Emily
    August 24, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Yikes, I can’t believe its the end of summer either. I’m going to try and make the most of it, for sure!

    I hope you enjoy your cupcake/frosting adventure this afternoon and can’t wait for the pictures! 🙂

  • angharad
    August 24, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Cupcake baking and delving into frosting…sounds fabulous!! Can’t wait to see hilarious pictures – flickr looks like it’s working great!

  • MelissaNibbles
    August 24, 2009 at 10:02 am

    The pictures look great Jenna.
    I can’t believe summer’s over either. At least we still have one more long weekend left to enjoy before fall officially begins 🙂

  • brandi
    August 24, 2009 at 10:02 am

    i know, I can’t believe it’s almost September! This year has flown by.

    have fun at cupcake training! it sounds like so much fun 🙂

  • Lizzy
    August 24, 2009 at 10:04 am

    i get sad when i know the summer is ending, but fall can be a load of fun too!

    i hope your “job” goes well today! that sounds like so much fun, i’ve always had a dream of working and or owning my own pastry shop. i think it would be so much fun!

  • Sarah
    August 24, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Gosh, schools start late there! Ours have been going for 2 weeks already but most of the colleges started today 😉 I love Fall too!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 24, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I totally agree that there’s just something exciting about the fall! It’s like a new beginning. However, I’m REALLY going to miss my hot summer days. 🙂

    Good luck at the job today!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    August 24, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Summer has just flown by! But it’s always so exciting to experience a new semester and all the fun changes that come along with it. 😀

    Fall is my *favorite* season, but I won’t complain if we have a few more summer days by the water either. 😉

  • Megan
    August 24, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I can’t believe summer is ending, myself. School starts this week for me, but it’s my last semester before student teaching! Woohoo! Your breakfast looks really yummy 🙂 I am sorry your blister is still hurting, but atleast you got the chance to enjoy a beach walk. Have fun learning about cupcakes!!

  • K
    August 24, 2009 at 10:22 am

    It’s crazy that August is almost over!

    Have fun today! That sounds like it will be a blast!!

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 24, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I miss back-to-school too! I keep having to restrain myself from buying hilighters and notebookes right now…

  • Sheri
    August 24, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I can’t believe that August is almost over already!
    Have a great time at the cupcake shop today! Sounds like it will be fun! 🙂

  • Lizzie
    August 24, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Beach = salt water . . . get your foot in there!!! 🙂 Hope it feels better soon.

  • Mary (Food & Fun)
    August 24, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I’m right there with you…I can’t believe the summer is already over. It’s sad. Hope your foot feels better. I hate pain!

  • Kate
    August 24, 2009 at 10:54 am

    That’s a pretty kickass breakfast, especially considering you’re not on your own turf! Can’t WAIT to see how cupcake making goes. They are pretty lucky to be getting a culinary-school trained baker to bake for them for a few days 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    August 24, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Can’t wait to see the frosting 🙂

  • Jenna
    August 24, 2009 at 11:04 am

    i think it is a good idea for you to take a rest and take a nice leasuriley walk instead! i can’t wait to see the recap of working at the cupcake store, it looks like tons of fun!

  • Bec
    August 24, 2009 at 11:05 am

    OMG have fun this afternoon! Cupcake school sounds like it will be a blast 🙂

  • Kristen @ Simply Savor
    August 24, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Sounds like so much fun!! Have a great time decorating cupcakes today 🙂

  • Lainie
    August 24, 2009 at 11:16 am

    The summer went by SO fast. Boo. Enjoy the cupcake decorating!

  • Cynthia (It all changes)
    August 24, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Ouch! Blisters Suck! I have on one my foot and ran on it on Saturday…needless to say it got bigger because I didn’t cover it properly. So I understand you completely on the stubborness.

    I also get the nostalgia for back-to-school. I think that’s one of the things I liked most about being a teacher was still having that back-to-school feel. Its not as fun when you have a year round job and your don’t have any kids.

  • Julia
    August 24, 2009 at 11:19 am

    A cupcake-job, that sounds pretty nice! Can you even call that a job?;) Enjoy! Looking forward to see the pictures!

  • faith in food
    August 24, 2009 at 11:23 am

    hey jenna-
    i was a gymnast and used to get rips on my hand and had to get them to heal quickly so here is a little tip:
    tonight, take a black tea bag and steep it for a sec, you don’t need super hot water bc u don’t want it to burn your skin. squeeze it out, then stick it on your blister and cover it with a sock and sleep with it that way.

    u want it to dry out, so dont keep covering it with neosporin and whatnot…

    hope that helps!

  • HeatherBakes
    August 24, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Yeah, I kind of miss the whole back-to-school thing, too… though a lot of my friends are teachers, and THEY don’t seem terribly excited about it.

    20 flavors of frosting??? I can’t even imagine.

  • Ali
    August 24, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Ugh that blister sounds so painful! I hope you have fun learning the ropes at the cupcake store. I can’t wait see pics!

  • Julie
    August 24, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Soory about your foot! That must be one heck of a blister 🙁

    I miss the back to school feeling! I can’t wait to have kids someday so I can smell the new pencil case smell again.

  • Susan
    August 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    This is my first fall not returning to school and I’m SO bummed about it! I’m all graduated and got me a real job, and it’s kinda “meh.” But hey, I guess I won’t be saying that come exam time! 😛

    Enjoy your walk on the beach, that sounds like a wonderful alternative!

  • Anne Marie@her new weigh
    August 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I can’t believe the summer is over either! Where did it go?

    Have fun with the cupcakes!

  • Jessica
    August 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    first day of school at my university today. ahhh! i love the school season and i know i’ll miss it come graduation.
    have fun at the beach-sounds amazing!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 24, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Great true slant article!! Thanks for sharing your tips!

  • adria
    August 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I feel your pain. My hands are often covered in blisters from rowing everyday. Heal up soon and don’t let them get infected- ouch!

  • chandra
    August 24, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    I totally wish I lived near the beach… and knew how to surf! Maybe someday!! 🙂 Hope you had fun at the cupcake shop!

  • Kate
    August 24, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I can’t see your pics anymore, but I think it’s because mean old work blocks flickr 😉

  • Emily Eats
    August 25, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Your breakfast looks so good! I think I may have to go get some for me now 🙂 Have a great day!

  • Susan
    August 25, 2009 at 7:02 am

    hi jenna, i know what you mean about the back-to-school nostalgia! fall is my absolute favorite season too–love apples, pumpkins, the crisp air, candles, and on and on. looks like you two are having a wonderful time together– so great that you have such a close gf like that!