Yesterday I wished for sunshine and here it is! Now if it was only 20 degrees warmer……beggars can’t be choosers I guess. The good news is that in three weeks I will be basking in the glorious southern sun at Folly Beach when I go to Savannah and Charleston for a week over Easter. Mmmmmmmmm 🙂

I woke up at 2 a.m. and thought it was 7. Don’t ya love that? I finally figured it out and fell back to sleep till 6:30 then had some overnight oats for breakfast:

Combination of 1/3 cup oats, 1 T chia seeds, 1/3 cup soymilk, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 T peanut butter, cinnamon and agave. With half a huge grapefruit!
I’m letting my oats digest then heading outside for a quick 2 mile run before meeting the girls at the studio for a strength circuit workout. Then, just writing for the rest of the day (no more baking!).
Catch ya later!

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  • Tracey @ TropicalHappiness
    March 9, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I love when that happens… the opposite happened to me last night. Right before I drifted off to sleep, I remember thinking that I was cold and that perhaps I should go get a blanket. I woke up at 7 am this morning, and it felt like a few MOMENTS later and I swear I still had that same thought in my head. My night passed by in a blink and I don’t feel like I slept at all! Arghghg!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 9, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Sunshine!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta love it – but I hear ya on the 20 degrees warmer thing. It’s sunshiney and gorgeous in Paris, but around 30*. BRRR!

    Hope your day is lovely – and hope you get some rest too. Something must have been in the air – I did the same thing last night! Woke up around 4:30 thinking it was time to start my day!

    Hope you have a great one 🙂

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    March 9, 2010 at 7:47 am

    YAY for sunshine! We are having a cloudy/drizzly week, but the sun was out for my run yesterday and it made all the difference. Perma grin on my face…yep, I was that girl. 😉

    Love the 2am fakeouts!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    March 9, 2010 at 7:59 am

    It is sunny here, but in the 20s! I could go for a lot more warmth! 🙂

  • Lauren @ A Fit Foodie
    March 9, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Have fun on your sunshine-y 2 mile run! Enjoy the soaking up of Vitamin D!

  • Lauren @ A Fit Foodie
    March 9, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Have fun on your sunshine-y 2 mile run! Enjoy soaking up the Vitamin D! I’m bummed because our sunshine is going away today for a few days of rain. Boo.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 9, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Talk about greedy–I’ll take another 30. I can handle 80-something degrees like a champ!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    March 9, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I spy a whopping dash/gob of cinnamon!! I literally POUR cinnamon on my food. So aromatic!

  • Kelly
    March 9, 2010 at 8:03 am

    That’s the best feeling in the world, waking up and thinking it’s almost time to get up and then realizing you can have about 4 hours more sleep!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    March 9, 2010 at 8:04 am

    even here in cleveland we have had 5 DAYS of sunshine! But there is still SNOW on the ground here, so I could definitely use some warmer temps!

    have a great day – happy writing!

  • Evan Thomas
    March 9, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I haven’t much liked my chia seeds yet, I guess I should try them in yogurt

  • Kristilyn (My 29th Year)
    March 9, 2010 at 8:08 am

    That’s happened to me before – and I’m CONVINCED that it’s morning and then can’t get back to sleep.

    Your oats look great! I love cinnamon. 🙂


  • Tiffany
    March 9, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Hi Jenna,

    I know that you’re so RIDICULOUSLY busy (in such a fun, exciting way!), but I was wondering if you were planning on making a visit down the coast before you start your Paris adventures? Sunny Southern California would love to see you before you go! =)

    • jenna
      March 9, 2010 at 10:39 am


      I would LOVE to go down to SoCal before I leave….trying to figure out the logistics of a trip….I want to!!!


      Hmm most important tool? I’d say a good set of knives! And no, I do the majority of my writing at the coffee shop or in the library…at not at night. I’m a morning person and usually shut off my laptop for good around 8:30 every night. As for eating at night…I find if I eat a good dinner and have a small satisfying dessert, I’m fine. You have to be disciplined, I suppose! Don’t keep stuff around the house that you know you will snack on!

  • eatmovelove
    March 9, 2010 at 8:16 am

    As a baker/cooker – what’s your most “important”/”needed” kitchen tool Jenna?
    Also, do you do most of your writing at home? At night or during the day? I find I am so lazy after work and just can’t get myself together…plus I eat all night long when I’m home…is that a problem for you?
    Love cinnamon too.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 9, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I had a morning like that. I woke up at 6.30 and realized I didn’t need to be up until 7.30 so I enjoyed snuggling back under the covers.

  • ellen eats beets
    March 9, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Overnight oats and a grapefruit are the best way to start a day!

  • Mastering Public Health
    March 9, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Your breakfast looks so summery. A girl can dream….

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    March 9, 2010 at 8:35 am

    For a second there I thought you did a post about Sunny-D 😉

    I’m loving the weather in DC!! It’s sunny at 65 degree!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 9, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Aaah I had overnight oats this morning too – OH I’d missed them!!
    Have a good run 🙂

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl)
    March 9, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I hate when I wake up in the middle of the night and think it’s the morning already..s o annoying!

  • Kaitlin
    March 9, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I’ve definitely woken up thinking it was morning, showered, and gotten all ready before realizing it was still 2am…maybe I should check the clock a little more closely, haha.
    Glad its sunny there, enjoy the weather!

  • Tracey
    March 9, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Did you like overnight oats from the first time you tried them? I’m asking because I just recently made them and they weren’t as great as I thought they would be. Wondering if it is something I will grow to like over time.

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 9, 2010 at 9:09 am

    i love that, feels like lots of extra sleep! Enjoy the sun 🙂

  • Ameena
    March 9, 2010 at 9:09 am

    It is a beautiful, sunny day here in LA too! Love the nice weather but I agree we need about another 10 degrees to make it even better. 🙂

  • Adam
    March 9, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Grapefruit is a hit or miss with me, sometimes i crave it and sometimes i hate it… But it looks good to me in your pic!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 9, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Sun is an environmental factor that I took for granted way too much when I did live in CA. Throw on a light jacket and enjoy it lady!

    Your overnight oats look super filling and delish. Enjoy your run and strength circuit workout!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:36 am

    it is sunny down here too but very cold! What is it with this california weather…..grrrrrr………..
    Have a good day writing!

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    March 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Have a great day! I’ve been thinking it is almost time to switch to overnight oats with the weather warming up!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 9, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Yay for sunshine! And how awesome that you are going to Savannah and Charleston! I loooooove Savannah. I’d like to live there one day. Charleston and Savannah are a lot alike, now that I think about it..

  • Kati @ Living Well
    March 9, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I simply have no desire to eat a grapefruit! Maybe that’ll change one day 🙂 Happy Writing! I can’t wait to see your book in print!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    March 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I kinda love it when I wake up and realize I don’t have to be up for hours… Except for the panicking out part at first? That grapefruit looks so fresh and juicy!

  • Cole
    March 9, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Mmm, overnight oats. Enjoy the weather!

  • Claire
    March 9, 2010 at 11:40 am

    It is a gorgeous day in Chucktown today!!

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    March 9, 2010 at 11:56 am

    It’s been an awful day here!

    Good luck with the writing – 1st of April draws near!!!!!

  • Jil
    March 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    It’s been so sunny here! It’s amazing!! Good luck with your writing!!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    you’re a lucky girl…a sunny day in california? i’ll take it! 🙂

  • The PFB @ Paris Food Blog
    March 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    enjoy the run
    à bientôt
    the paris food blague

  • The PFB @ Paris Food Blog
    March 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    enjoy the run
    à bientôt
    the paris food blague

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Awww…LOVE Folly Beach. I feel like that was where I spent 90% of my time my freshman year…instead of class, lol!!!

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward
    March 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Don’t you love it when that happens? Feels like 5 free hours of sleep! 🙂

  • Kara
    March 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    So excited for your transition!!! Enjoy the sunshine:) I’m sure this has been addressed but what appliance do you use to make your green monsters? I use my cuisinart blender but it takes several minutes and seems like a struggle to get the ice/frozen blueberrise crushed etc. Any thoughts on the magic bullet/ninja/or anything else. A juicer isn’t in the budget.


    • jenna
      March 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm


      I use my VitaMix high speed blender. Couldn’t LIVE without it!!!!

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    March 9, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    enjoy the sunshine! it’s nice to see you running again!

  • Catherine
    March 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Haha I love when that happens to me – it feels like I’m getting a few free hours of sleep. 🙂

  • Catherine
    March 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Haha I love when that happens to me – it feels like I’m getting a few free hours of sleep. 🙂

  • Stacey
    March 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I love when it’s sunny, so motivating. 🙂

  • amanda
    March 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm


  • Jenna
    March 9, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    yayy for going to savannah and charlestown! soo soon :O)