The Girl Needs Her FOOD

Those poor, poor Buckeyes 🙁 We don’t talk about it.

This morning I woke up with one thing on my mind……..FOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!

Y’all, I was so hungry I was almost shaking when I woke up this morning. It’s like I couldn’t get down to the kitchen fast enough! Yesterday was weird because I wasn’t planning on running so didn’t consciously try to eat more to fuel up. In the end, I probably went to bed without eating enough (even though I did have a big bowl of Nature’s Path cereal before bed) and thus, this morning I was famished.

What do we do in situations like that?


Oooooh yeahhhhhhhh 🙂


I used 1/2 cup of Kodiak mix to make a jumbo pancake and I topped it with the rest of the Oikos (wasn’t much left, prob ~1/3 cup), banana, almond butter and maple syrup. Never has food tasted so amazing.

Despite being a famished beast, I’m so glad I ran yesterday so I could relax this morning! I’m about to jump in the shower and get ready for church right now. Y’all should totally listen to last week’s sermon online if you haven’t… was so powerful and real. I’ve been looking forward all week to his message today!


My playlist from yesterday:

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Don’t laugh at me! I LOVE music….ALL music, really. And I have a special fondness for Jake Owen since he is from my hometown and is going to be my future husband some day. Okay, just kidding 😉
Enjoy your Sunday!!

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  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now
    September 13, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Congrats on such a good run yesterday! I think 8 miles is a great distance!
    I was wondering, what do you use on your skin (cleanser, lotion??).. it’s stunning!

    • jenna
      September 13, 2009 at 8:29 am


      hahaha I feel like its totally NOT! Maybe its just the camera lighting!!!! In all those pictures I wasn’t wearing make-up, but I do wear Bare Minerals and looooove it. To cleanse my skin, I use a combo of Neutrogena gentle scrub, Avocate body polish and clinique soap. I sort of rotate between everything and then use an SPF 30 or Avocate skin glow daily after cleansing. thank you!

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City)
    September 13, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Eat Girl, eat! Unexpected long runs always make me hungry the next day. I love an array of musical styles also. My personal playlists never make much sense.

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now
    September 13, 2009 at 8:36 am

    I have heard such good things about Bare Minerals! Thanks for replying! I remember you posting before that you used to have problem skin and I definitely think it shows no sign of troubles whatsoever! 🙂

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    September 13, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Oh man that makes me hungry for breakfast but it’s 8.30pm and I only just had dinner :(. Totally agree that your skin looks great! The formula must be working :).

  • Nicole
    September 13, 2009 at 8:49 am

    That breakfast looks wonderful!!!! I was going to make waffles this morning with yogurt and fruit on top, but I was way too lazy (and my hubby made oatmeal instead)! Happy Sunday!!!

  • Susan
    September 13, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Ohmygosh, that pancake looks diviiiine. Ha, that is wide mix of music! The only thing I’d listen to on there is Dropkick Murphy’s, great idea to add them to your playlist!

  • Melissa
    September 13, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Just curious…Where is there a Jcrew outlet?

    • jenna
      September 13, 2009 at 9:02 am


      In Ellenton! Right off I-75 about 30 minutes from Tampa.

  • Leianna
    September 13, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I get really hungry after long runs too and don’t fuel good enough! Last night I ran 10 miles and this morning I woke up ravished!

  • Rachel
    September 13, 2009 at 9:20 am

    I love your random playlist! All the CDs I have ever made are like that…some country (I’m a TX girl), alternative and a little rap.

    I can’t wait to hear the sermon today. I’ve been listening to the older ones and he is amazing. I wish I could attend in person but I love that they’re online. Have a good Sunday 🙂

  • Errign
    September 13, 2009 at 9:22 am

    I agree with Leah, your skin does look AMAZING.

    What a rocking playlist for a long run!

    Happy Sunday Jenna! Enjoy it! 😀

  • K
    September 13, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Maggie May and Man in the Mirror? Nice choices!! Love the play list 🙂

  • Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    September 13, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I, too, have been getting shaky hungry since I started doing longer runs. Not a good feeling, but I guess it is the body’s way of telling us to eat! Your breakfast looks yum (esp. the nut buttah)!

    Congrats on the 8-miler 🙂

  • Becca
    September 13, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Hey, I was wondering how you make your pancakes?

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    September 13, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Thank you so much for posting the sermon. As the pastor I don’t normally get to sit and enjoy the teaching of others. I’m going to listen to it later today.

    Have you seen the new Tyler Perry Movie? I saw it last night and it ws like a great church service and super funny. Lots of people in there really were blessed. It’s awesome that its a mainstream movie.

  • christie, honoring health
    September 13, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Thanks for sharing your playlist. I am trying to switch to going to the gym in the early, early am and I need some good music since there is nothing on tv at that time of the morning!

  • Lizzy
    September 13, 2009 at 9:29 am

    thats exactly what long runs do to me too!!! glad breakfast was amazing tho!!!

  • Kelly
    September 13, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I’m glad people outside of Boston also like Shipping Up to Boston haha.

  • Stephanie
    September 13, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I seriously think I wake up starving everyday esp the “day after” an intense workout, don’t know what the deal is with that?! Maybe it’s just that brekkie & oats is like my fave thing to eat all day haha 😉

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    September 13, 2009 at 9:45 am

    What a perfect way to fuel up this morning! And I seriously LOVE your playlist. Every last song is one of my favorites… I just have to say that Josh Gracin is totally amazing. 😀 I went to a concert of his last year and actually got to meet him. So fun!

  • MMiller
    September 13, 2009 at 9:46 am

    When I wake up shaky I usually start with some cereal! Then I have the energy to actually make something else! And you do seem to have great skin! I’m sure in part because you eat so well!
    Trying steel cut oats and almond butter for the first time today!

    Thanks for your inspiration, Jenna!

  • Nicole
    September 13, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I love seeing everyone’s exercise playlists! It’s so much fun 🙂

  • leslie
    September 13, 2009 at 9:56 am

    i’m impressed you managed to make a pancake while being starving! in those situations i seem to delusionally reach for the oats because my hunger is on autopilot. but i also don’t have patience for pancakes. 🙂 hope you have a good sunday!

  • Matt
    September 13, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Good looking pancakes! I actually wish I had eaten breakfast already so I could make some. Maybe for dinner?

  • Evan Thomas
    September 13, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I love Live Your Life by TI while running. I usually use running to think about things that have been bugging me/weighing on my mind at the time and Live Your Life is perfect for shaking the bad energy away.

  • Mallory
    September 13, 2009 at 10:16 am

    firstoff, that pancake mountain looks de.lic.ious.

    second, i have to say THANK YOU for posting the link to brian’s sermon – you’re right, it was such an intense message! what a great reminder that God uses us (issues and all) to do his work.
    thanks, jenna – i’m really looking forward to today’s sermon 🙂

  • JocelynEatsFresh
    September 13, 2009 at 10:19 am

    mmmm that looks SO SO GOOD. I’m drewling.

  • Emily
    September 13, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Haha, I love your playlist! I have eclectic tastes too! Its hilarious to see T.I. after Jake Owen. 🙂

    I’m always amazed at how hungry I am the day after a long run. It stays with you – that’s for sure! Have a great Sunday!

  • Bec
    September 13, 2009 at 10:34 am

    mmm that pancake looks amazing!

  • Lynna
    September 13, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I’ve noticed that a lot of times when I eat closer to the time I go to bed, I wake up much hungrier than I normally would the next morning.

  • Emily
    September 13, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Oooh, those pancakes look divine.

    Yes, I’m so sad about my poor Buckeyes. 🙁 Sad day to be an OSU alumna!

  • maria
    September 13, 2009 at 11:01 am

    HOLY MOLY! That pancake kills the pancakes I had this morning for breakfast. And now I’m hungry, but it is definitely past my bedtime. Oh goodness, look what you’ve done!!!

  • Allison
    September 13, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Oh my god…. that looks AMAZING.

    I’m going to need to figure out how best to make a single pancake from the pancake mix I have….. *drool*

    I know you have a lot of commenters, so mine might get lost in the shuffle, but I just want to let you know that I love your blog and your philosophy. I’ve recently been eating more healthy, with real whole, natural foods, and I love it when I stumble across a great blog like this. Keep it up! =D

  • Julia
    September 13, 2009 at 11:15 am

    I love that breakfast! Wow…
    Enjoy your sunday:)
    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • angieinatlanta
    September 13, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for sharing your playlist! I’m always looking for new tunes!

    Your waffle looks incredible and I am insanely jealous!

  • Liz
    September 13, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    That is the most amazing pancake I have ever seen in my life! Have a wonderful morning at church.

  • Teresa
    September 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    As a HUGE Notre Dame fame- yesterday was the ultimate bad football day. Notre Dame loses to Michigan in the last 13 seconds, and then USC beats Ohio State (my neighbors team) in the last 10 seconds. Terrible indeed- a dark cloud loomed over our house.

    I’m seriously impressed at how well you know and satisfy your hunger. So many people struggle with this- including myself from time to time.

  • Adriane (Wholesome Foodie)
    September 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Dang, that looks good! I am going to try that the next time I make pancakes. I love the playlist! Gotta keep things interesting!

  • Diane Fit to the Finish
    September 13, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Whenever I run I’m totally famished the next day too. You are so good at fueling your body with the right foods. Well done!

  • Run Sarah
    September 13, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Yummy pancakes – yogurt, banana & AB make the perfect toppings!

  • emily - eatventures
    September 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I have some playlist highlights similar to yours, I think TI is pretty great running material, “Whatever You Like” is good too. Plus, everything off the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack is wonderful.

  • Tay
    September 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Oh man being hungry from not fueling is the worst! But it’s okay, you know how to refuel today 🙂 Great looking playlist!! I see some country people on there 😉

  • devan
    September 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    i hate it when i wake up shakey hungry 🙁
    i get like that if I dont eat protien!

    fab play list!

  • Jenna
    September 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    the pancakes look great! have a nice sunday!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    September 13, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I love the randomness of your playlist! Mine is all over the place too. I have Shippin up to Boston on mine too; when it comes on it really energizes me!

  • Jenna
    September 13, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Major drool on the pancake front! And nice job on the run yesterday 🙂

    I have that T.I. song on like ALL of my running play lists, LOL.

  • Julie
    September 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    haah I love Jai Ho!!! It’s a great pump me up song.

  • Sara
    September 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Your pancake looks delicious! Where do you get that pancake mix? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it up here. Perhaps I’ll get my mom to pick it up when she goes to visit my brother in Tampa! Anyway, your running mix is great. I love that you switch it up. It’s all about what motivates you to keep going. I sometimes just put my iPod on shuffle, and I have the most random mix of music on there, but I just love something totally surprising popping up. Fast or slow, it keeps me moving!

    • jenna
      September 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm


      I get it at Whole Foods. Its a bit pricey ($5) but SO worht it!! i love it!

  • Rebecca
    September 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    That pancake looks awesome! You may have inspired me to make pancakes for dinner!
    If you get a chance, check out my Newman’s Own Organics Giveaway!

  • Jenny
    September 13, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    your belly must have been thanking you big time after that breakfast.

    Do I spy Rascal Flatts on your playlist? Just when I thought I couldn’t love you anymore..

  • Nabeela
    September 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I often get that shaky feeling after fasting for more than 8 hours. I try and get in some fruit juice instantly in that case cuz if you don’t treat the low blood sugar soon, there’s a good likelihood of fainting!
    Your breakfast looks yum! I recently bought a multi-grain pancake mix too. Before, I would beat myself up for buying pre-made mixes(after all, I have a “foodie” blog that I run too) but now I don’t care. They make my life easier…and the hell with food snobs 😉

  • Angharad (Eating for England)
    September 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Nice work on the 8 miles yesterday – I did the same! Running in the middle of the day is hard especially if it’s hot.
    Like your play list! Hall and Oates? Yes please!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    September 13, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Such a tasty looking breakfast – yum! I watched the second half of the Ohio State game and was sad at the outcome!

  • Cara
    September 13, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    That is one delish looking pancake!
    I love all the topping…you get all things delicious all in one bite! Nice going.

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    September 13, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I hate that feeling when you NEED food but breakfast looks great!

  • Anais
    September 14, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I’ve been using some songs from the show Glee for my runs and it really gets me going! You should check it out 😀

  • chipped nails and all
    September 15, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    okay, so I think my heart just skipped a beat when you said “jake owen”. I may or may not be slightly obsessed with his voice and want to marry it….his voice, that is. I’m glad we share a mutual adoration….nobody else seems to know who he is really…..and THAT needs to change. spread the jake love.

    • jenna
      September 15, 2009 at 7:58 pm

      chipped nails and all,

      He’s my future husband. we might have to fight for him 😉

  • Grace
    October 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I love when I’m really hungry for breakfast…that’s the best because breakfast is one of the best meals!