Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Tour de France, Here I Come



VERY pleased to report that bike ride # 2 was way better than last week. I didn’t fall once! We rode for about an hour and fifteen minutes and I practiced a few times clipping in and out..much better than last week. Before I left I had a SCM cookie:

Cookies make perfect fuel, methinks. Phillip and I actually drove down a little ways (so I wouldn’t have to flail around in traffic like last time) and then rode all the way down to Lake Sonoma on Dry Creek Road. At first it was just fog but then on the way back the sun started to come out and it was really nice. Unfortunately I still haven’t mastered how to look around while riding (I look straight ahead the whole time!) but hey…it’s only my second time. 😉
I forgot how HUNGRY cardio makes me. My Garmin said I burned about 600 calories and by the time we reached the General Store I was about ready to gnaw my arm off. I breathlessly ordered this sandwich for lunch:

No seriously, I ate this in about 3 minutes flat and I’m still hungry as I type. What is with my metabolism?! Phillip asked me if all food bloggers eat that savagely or that fast. Hah
I thought I was all in the clear but then when I got back to my house I noticed that I DID get a little boo-boo after all….

Does the fact that I didn’t feel this happen make me hard core??! I think so. Pshhhhh
Be back!

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  • PippaPatchwork
    February 2, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    That is one good looking sandwich! Congrats on your bike ride 😉

  • Sarah R
    February 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Oh Jenna, you make me laugh. Thanks for being the bright spot in my day. Congrats on the bike ride, sounds like it was a wonderful time.

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    February 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I like your helmet.
    I’ve never been on a rode bike…are the drop handles comfortable?

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    February 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Yes it makes you hardcore!!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    February 2, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Way to go! I want a bike now 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    February 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Great work on the ride! And that is one awesome looking sandwich – a great reward I think 🙂

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    February 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    You look like a pro!

  • Mama Pea
    February 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I always cut myself shaving on my legs around that spot. Next time, I’m throwing on running shoes, taking a picture and calling myself hard core!!! 🙂 You earned that title, though!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    February 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I definitely eat that savagely!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    February 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Food bloggers deserve to eat fast and savagely because we have to exercise the restraint of waiting to photograph our food before we dig in, right?

  • Stalker
    February 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Haha are you wearing underwear underneath your bibs? such a Fred. Btw that sandwich looks very unhealthy. I can’t believe you put garbage like that in your body. You are supposed to be the shining light for all of us women to follow. Anyways, that Phillip guy sounds like quite a stud.

  • adrienmelaine
    February 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    you are so hard core!

    how are you liking the padded shorts or spandex? they’re heaven to ride in, but feel like a giant pad– trip back to elementary school and first periods!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    February 2, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Sounds like an amazing day! I am seriously jealous as I sit here in my cubicle!

  • Ameena
    February 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Great job on the bike ride! So glad you had a good time and escaped without too much damage. 🙂

  • Kristen @ Simply Savor
    February 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    congrats on a successful bike ride–i think Lance has some serious competition here! 🙂 that panini looks delish! have a wonderful rest of the day jenna!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    February 2, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Ahh – yay to a more successful second attempt!! (minus the minor blood loss) 😉

    That sandwich seriously looks incredible!! Pressing anything in a panini press basically makes it about 150 time better. 😉

  • Kay
    February 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    yay for having a great bike ride!! I am a bottomless pit on days that I do intense exercise too!

  • Corinne
    February 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    you ARE hardcore! ha loved that line!! that sandwich looks soooooo yummmmy!!! what is fromage blanc??

  • Jil
    February 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    That sandwich looks sooo good, and hooray for a successful and fall-free ride!!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    February 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I have NO patience when I am hungry. My friends and family have come to expect my ravenous appetite! And mmm, turkey and cranberries are the perfect combo.

  • Karla
    February 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Wow what an intense work out!! Great way to refuel 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    February 2, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    i think you’re def hard core! he i like the biking pics!

  • Kerry @ Running on Faith
    February 2, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Look at you!! Seeing you start biking from scratch (no pun intended) makes me think that I COULD do it someday soon. Now I will just have to find a patient friend like yours to accompany me while I make a foooooll of myself. You are rockin’ it!

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    February 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    That battle wound is definatly a symbol of your tough-ness!! I’m so excited for your race…

    We tell my grandma she’s going to compete in the tour de France because she’s so dedicated to her stationary bike! I love it, she’s 82 and still works up a sweat every day. 😛

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    February 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    TOTALLY hard core! i notice every little thing on my body, except for bruises from my pups (apparently having 150 lbs of dog trample you in excitement will leave bruises…?)

    way to go on the bike! that’s awesome for your second time 🙂

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit
    February 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    heck yes it makes you more hardcore! I hope someone was impressed with it 🙂

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    February 2, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Yes, it makes you definitely hardcore. Glad you had an awesome back ride, YAY! That sandwich looks delicious, only in a Napa general store will you be able to order a “fromage blanc” sandwich! Love it.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    February 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Fun! That sandwich looks delish, too — love the chalkboard menu.

  • MMiller
    February 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Sandwich looks awesome!

    Congrats on the great ride! Glad it was mostly injury free! And you got your confidence back! You will be awesome in the race!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    February 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Hooray for a great and fall-free ride! I’m not sure I’ve ever had fromage blanc but turkey + cranberry is a perfect sandwich combination- LOVE it with brie. Now that I type that, I actually have all those ingredients, I shall make it for lunch tomorrow!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    February 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I wish I was a better bike rider! Maybe if we didn’t have so much city traffic! Sandwich looks delish 🙂

  • ShutupandRun
    February 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    You California guys have the best sandwiches. You look hard core with your bloody ankle. And I bet you weren’t even crying.

  • Haleigh
    February 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Congrats on the awesome bike ride! That sandwich sounds delicious and I bet it tasted fantastic after all that hardcore biking!!

  • Kelly B.
    February 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    You are totally hard core!!! Go Jenna!!

  • Niki @ Niki's Neverending Adventure
    February 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Haha totally hardcore!! The sammie looks great! Glad your 2nd ride went better than your first! Just think, they will get better each time!!

  • Jamie
    February 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    glad today was a more successful ride! i definitely got my feet cut up on the gears/pedals when i started riding but stick with it; you are already well above average on the learning curve!

  • Courtney
    February 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Slaw on sammies = YES

    adventures in tri-ing

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Congrats on not falling!! 🙂 Haha and as usual, that sandwich looks a-mazing!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    February 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Glad to hear round 2 was a success! I’m a fast eater too. Your increased metabolism/hangry pants may be due to a certain time of the month – just a guess : )

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    February 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Yay! Success! You look like a real live cyclist, for realsies 🙂

  • Amy
    February 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Wish I had a fast metabolism! Mine won’t allow me to go above / even right next to my BMR without making me gainnnn – WITH regular exercise included…it stinks!

  • eatmovelove
    February 2, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Okay – I am loving these perfect sandwiches!! Remind me of theh paninis we used to make at a coffee shop I worked at back in school….man, I’d love to have that job again…I wish it paid more :(….I could do that and write for a living right???? Arhhhhhhg. You and a bike suit eachother!

  • Karen
    February 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    You look like a “real” biker, good for you for mastering the art of clip on pedals, you will be riding that 100 miles with ease.
    We all know someone who has been stricken with this horrible disease, if we all help out perhaps cancer can be wiped out in our lifetime. I lost a brother to cancer a few months ago and would love to see this happen. Great for Jenna to be doing something that is so rewarding and helping to fight this ugly monster. 🙂

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    February 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I never thought I’d say this about any type of cycling shoes…but…yours are adorable! I swear, Jenna, you could wear a potato sack and make it look chic. Great job on your second big adventure!

  • Cole
    February 2, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Practice makes perfect!

  • Jessie
    February 2, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    “Savage” eater — haha! Only after biking up a storm!

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health
    February 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Good for you, girl! I love following your training process. I feel like a proud mother, haha!! 😛 Keep it up =)

  • Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling)
    February 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Glad your training is going much better!
    That panini looks so delicious, perfect post workout fuel 🙂

  • Island Girl Eats
    February 2, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    You look like a professional! What’s a bit of fun without a war wound?!!

  • amanda
    February 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Yumm looking sandwich…expensive though. Anyway congrats on a successful bike ride. 🙂

  • Deirdre
    February 2, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    You look so happy in those pictures! So glad you are doing something you love!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    February 2, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Hard core indeed!

    I always forget how much working out makes me hungry. I burned over 800 calories yesterday and was starving today so I ate a bunch of cookies. Need to plan for fueling better with all the working out I have scheduled.

  • Jenna
    February 2, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Great bike ride and panini!!

  • A
    February 2, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Maybe you still felt hungry because you inhaled your sandwhich. You really should wait 20 minutes until deciding whether or not you are satisfied. I don’t think it’s possible to have a metabolism that fats,,wishful thinking

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    February 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Ouch!! That is definitely hardcore! and that sandwich looks pretty hardcore yummy!!!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    February 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Like the whole bike ensemble how it all goes together–

  • Greta
    February 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Cycling makes your stomach a bottomless pit! I was a competitive mountain biker for a number of years and eating was bascially my part time job. My 5’3″ self out-ate ever football player I came across!

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    February 3, 2010 at 4:49 am

    stay safe! As long as there are no vampires around, your little wound should be fine!

  • Janice (O.S.M.B.)
    February 3, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Just using real bike shoes makes you hard core. I’m still too scared to attempt it… many many near wipe outs with just my feet strapped in makes me never want to actually attach my feet. Perhaps your future successes will motivate me 🙂

  • Jenny
    February 3, 2010 at 7:45 am

    haha you are so hard core! And you look like a natural posing with your bike. Glad to hear ride #2 was a great one 🙂

  • Franziska
    February 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Love your blog and congrats on getting into the cycling thing! I bought my first road bike last summer and competed in 2 triathlons – super fun and don’t you feel so free when are crusing along? I am a nutritionist (MS in nutrition) and blog as well – you are on my blog roll since I like your persepctive on eating and enjoying life. my blog is http://www.justalittlechoclate.com

  • Crystal
    August 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I have the same cycling shoes! Love them.