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Toys For Big Girls

Gahhh my present came right in time!!!!!!!!!


I totally splurged and bought myself this and am SO SO SO excited to use it tomorrow during my 5K! Just so everyone knows, you can get these for $100 less than the selling price if you go to Amazon…that’s what I did! I couldn’t believe that it was a whole $100 less than if I were to buy it from the Garmin website or get it from a store. And, shipping was free! This little gadget seems to have a lot going on and I really haven’t begun to figure it all out yet, but I do plan on wearing it for a test run tomorrow morning!

As for dinner, it was a mushroom lover’s dream!


May I present fettuccine with mushroom chardonnay cream sauce


Drool. Not to toot my own horn, but it was pretty darn amazing. Unfortunately, I can’t give out the recipe quite yet but it will be published on the Mushroom Channel website next month. I’ll let you know when it is and put a link over so yall can make it for yourself!

I also had a big salad with grape tomatoes, cucumber and drizzled with Annie’s—


A glass of organic red wine—


And, for dessert………..



Ahhhhhh these could quite possibly be my new favorite thing EVER. I fell totally head over heels in love after my first bite…..creamy coconut milk ice cream sandwiched between two delicious chocolate cookies.…………..for only 100 calories each?! The ice cream is sweetened with agave syrup and no processed sugar and everything in these little gems in totally all natural. I still can’t find most of the other new coconut milk products, but hopefully I will soon because these were just too good to be true!

My eyes are shutting right now…must get sleep. I won’t be posting pre-race because it is an early one (the race starts at 7:30) and I’m just going to have an Odwalla bar probably beforehand, and then go get a Panera bagel afterwards with my mom for breakfast.

See you after the race! =)

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  • laci
    March 20, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Love the title of your post! 🙂 Do you use a pedometer when you run? Do you know how many steps are in a mile, I am not sure. I just got those coconut ice cream sandwiches but in neopoliton flavor… they look fab. ! 😉

  • VeggieGirl
    March 20, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    LOOOOVE your dinner & dessert!! Hooray for soy-free, dairy-free ice cream 😀


  • Sharon
    March 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Good luck!!!!!

  • Juli
    March 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    GOOD LUCK! And let me know about the Garmin 305, I am seriously considering getting it. I want to try those minis- they look so gosh darn good!

  • Meghann
    March 20, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    AHHHH YOU GOT THE GARMIN!!!! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you think!! You won’t be able to run without it now!! 🙂 Can’t wait to see you tomorrow. I will call you when I’m on my way to Tampa!

  • Kate
    March 20, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Jenna– Thanks for the tip about Amazon. I was just looking at the Forerunners on Amazon and they said there is no compatability with MAC OS. Do you (or anyone?!) know anything about that or is it a typo?

    • jenna
      March 20, 2009 at 6:30 pm


      There definitely IS compatability! I have already loaded the software on my MacBook! =) That must have been a typo or an older version..

  • emily
    March 20, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    good luck tomorrow!

  • Paige
    March 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    You will LOVE the Garmin. I bought one two years ago, and I never run without it. I don’t really connect it to my computer that much, because I’m still old fashioned in that I keep a written running log. I set mine to beep at every 1/2 mile. Hearing that “beep” in racing (and training) lets me know that I’m doing fine, and to just keep running.

    Also, you must have a stomach of iron if you can eat all of those mushrooms and be able to run a 5K in the morning!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    March 20, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    good luck at your race!! oh my gosh I want a garmin SO BAD!! that’s very tempting…. Can’t wait to hear how you like it! It looks as though it would be kind of cumbersome on your wrist..that’s always been my main concern.

  • Run Saraaah
    March 20, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Oh my goodness…that pasta looks amazing!! I can’t wait to see the recipe.

    Those So Delicious bars are sooo good…I haven’t tried the coconut milk ones yet though, but I bought the cococnut milk ice cream and it so addicting…it’s so smooth/creamy/delicious. Yum!

  • michelle
    March 20, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Your going to rock it!!!
    Also, those icecream sandwiches look amazing!!
    I have the garmin 405 and LOVE IT!!!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    March 20, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Dinner looks so good!

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • kristi
    March 20, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Jenna!! I totally bought the same thing as you! I purchased it last week and it arrived yesterday. I LOVE IT!

  • kristi
    March 20, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    And good luck with your race tomorrow!

  • haya
    March 20, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    i’m thinking of switching from polar when my f4 chest strap battery dies since they aren’t replaceable and i don’t really think getting the f6 or f11 is really worth it. the garmin 305 is probably my #1 pick since the 405 is pretty expensive. let us know how awesome it is (or not!).

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    March 20, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    good luck at the race tomorrow — enjoy your new toy!

  • Erin
    March 20, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Fun new toy! i love mushrooms and that looks insanely good!

  • life coach jen
    March 20, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I must look for those coconut milk mini ice cream sandwiches! I must!

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • melissa (fitnessnyc)
    March 20, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Did you buy the footpod?

    • jenna
      March 21, 2009 at 3:36 am


      No, I didn’t.

  • Jenni
    March 20, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I can’t wait to read the recipe for that mushroom meal! Looks divine…good luck tomorrow!

  • Caroline
    March 20, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Ooh! I am completely jealous of that HRM…and that yummy mushroom dish:)

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 21, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Is the HRM the toy or is the wine/ice cream? Because those look pretty fun too!

    Good luck in your race!!!

  • Moran
    March 21, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Wow Jenna, its amazing! Could you please do a mini product review after you have used it a couple of times? I am seriously considering switching to Garmin from my Polar, and I am specifically in need of knowing if it takes accurate HR measurements !

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    March 21, 2009 at 5:16 am

    I just bought my husband that watch for our 1 year wedding anniversary!

    Good luck at your race!

  • Meg
    March 21, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Your race just started, good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That pasta looks delish! I can’t wait to see the recipe.

    I just bought a 305 forerunner too! I’ve only been able to get it to work once though, otherwise it can never find satelites!! I have to fiddle with it a bit for sure because I’m so stoked to use it!

  • Rachel
    March 21, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Hey! This is my first time posting but I’ve been following your blog daily since I discovered a month or so back. You should know how motivating it is to see you, and others in the “blogosphere” active lifestyle everday. Makes me want to push those extra few miles when I’m out on a run! So props 😉 and please keep it up!

    But… before this reply gets wayy to long, what I really wanted to know is that if you or anyone out there has any recommendations for just a good, basic HR monitor watch. I’m thinking Polar, but would like some recommendations from some peeps that have actually used & been happy (or not!) with their model. Please… any advice!?

    p.s Good luck on your race! 🙂

  • K
    March 21, 2009 at 7:42 am

    That dinner looks fantastic!! GOOD LUCK TODAY 😀

  • Trish (girlatgym)
    March 21, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Love the new toy! Hope the race goes well today! 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  • Ozlen
    March 21, 2009 at 10:07 am

    thats a great price on the garmin!! i have mine and love it!! have fun!

  • RunToFinish
    March 21, 2009 at 10:43 am

    can’t wait til you name your Garmin..that’s when you know it’s true love.

    that mushroom dish looks awesome1

  • Emily
    March 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Mmmmmm- you’re mushroom lover’s dream looks amazing! Congrats on the new Garmin too! -e

  • Bev
    March 21, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    The fettuccine with mushroom chardonnay cream sauce. I want it ……all the mushrooms make me drool 🙂

  • Anna
    March 22, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I love mushrooms! That dinner looks too good.

    Good luck with your race!

  • Kara
    March 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    That’s so funny, I was just looking at that Garmin on Amazon yesterday. PLEASE let us know if it is worth the $$$. Any reason why the 305 is better than the 205? (Any Garmin owners out there?)

  • melissa
    March 23, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Hey Jenna, I was also wondering about the Garmin being Mac compatible. No problems with that? I’m really looking into getting the 305 if you’ve used it without trouble on a Mac!

  • Melissa
    March 23, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I was just looking at those “ice cream” sandwiches, maybe I should have gotten them.

    The fettuccine with mushroom chardonnay cream sauce looks amazing.

    Also, congratz on the Garmin. My husband has one, mostly he likes it, except that it doesn’t calculate calories burned correctly if you are running/exercising indoors.

  • katycoffey
    March 25, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    So this is probably a little late – but I got the Forerunner 305 earlier this month and found a software that works with it that I like a lot better than the Garmin Training Center – do a google search for SportTracks – the software is free, really easy to use (I am not sure if it is Mac compatible, but there are forums on the website, so I’m sure you could easily find out) – but the maps are better, you can “highlight” parts of your run based on your pace or your heartrate – and it will highlight sections of your map (with GTC I think you can only select a single point on the graph/map). I’m still playing with it – and finding new features all the time. I LOVE my Forerunner!!!

    Feel free to email me if you have any questions – but I really think you’ll like sporttracks!

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