Uh Oh

Hi guys

Trying to stay positive this morning but yeah……it’s bad. I didn’t sleep AT ALL last night because my ankle was throbbing and then this morning when I stepped out of bed I burst into tears because I couldn’t put any weight on it at all and it was swollen about 5x normal size. Luckily, I have an amazing boss who brought me a huge bag of ice this morning and is trying to set me up with his doctor this afternoon. I’m really hoping I didn’t fracture it, but yeah… hurts. This is a time when it’s hard to be 3,000 miles away—I want my mom!

Alas, I hobbled around and make some really strong coffee and oatmeal for breakfast in an attempt to pull myself together:


Same combo as yesterday:

  • 1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup soymilk
  • 1 banana
  • sea salt
  • dried cherries
  • pumpkin butter
  • almond butter

I am going into work in an hour because I might as well be sitting there making myself useful by making wine club calls rather than having a pity party by myself here. I just feel a littleeee overwhelmed because there’s so much I need to do and I can’t walk.

List includes:

  • call general electric to keep power on
  • call PG&E to keep gas on
  • buy a router and call comcast to come and set internet up
  • finish moving out of old place because I have to turn in keys tomorrow morning
  • do laundry at old place because I don’t have a washer/dryer here yet
  • figure out the race situation…currently I can’t walk so I don’t know how I will run 13.1 miles but you never know

ahhhhh sorry for spastic post. I could use a prayer!

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  • Omar
    October 14, 2009 at 9:37 am

    I’ll pray for you.

  • Stephanie
    October 14, 2009 at 9:38 am

    I’m sending you positive thoughts – heal, heal, heal!

  • Lori
    October 14, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Hi Jenna. I don’t know you but I love your blog!! Prayers are coming your way!!

  • Lizzie
    October 14, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Prayer? Done! 🙂 I have a 1/2 coming up next month and have also done something weird to my ankle. It’s hard to rest up when you have so much going on (not as insane as your life, but try telling my brain that!:)). And you don’t sound down at all. You sound like someone who really is making the most of where you are today, being productive and upbeat, even if you don’t feel like it. Hang in there – it will get better soon (even the ankle!!).

  • Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels)
    October 14, 2009 at 9:44 am


    Breathe WILL be ok. Let your body/ankle rest and be positive. You will be back on your feet in no time;)

    Sending good mending vibes girlie~


  • Lyn
    October 14, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Sending prayers your way!

  • Lyn
    October 14, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Sending prayers your way!

  • jen trinque
    October 14, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I’m praying for you Jenna – everything will be just fine and you’ll look back on this whole adventure and laugh like crazy. Keep your chin up!

  • Jennie {in Wonderland}
    October 14, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I’ll pray for you when I do Namaste during yoga tonight. Sending you lots of light, Jenna … I know everything will be okay.

  • Jennie {in Wonderland}
    October 14, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I’ll pray for you when I do Namaste during yoga tonight. Sending lots of light your way, Jenna. I know everything will be okay.

  • Stephanie
    October 14, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Sending you postive thoughts!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    October 14, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Oh no!!!! I will pray for you! I would be so overwhelmed too! Poor girl!

  • Shelly
    October 14, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Oh no! I hope your ankle feels better. I have a long history with spraining and (hairline) fracturing my right ankle (over and over again). The time I fractured my ankle, it actually didn’t swell very much and I didn’t think anything about it. I wrapped it and ran 2 miles on it a week later even though it hurt. (It was the last cross country meet of my senior year in High School- and my worst time ever! Haha!) I sprained the same ankle very severely 4 years later and got it X-rayed. It wasn’t broken but they told me that I had a healed hairline fracture. So that’s when I found out that I’d actually broken the ankle before. But anyway, when I sprained my ankle, it sounds like yours- It became hugely swollen, I couldn’t walk on it at all, and the bruising was so severe that I was purple from my knee to my toes. I had to wear a walking cast for 6 weeks.
    I have sprained the same ankle a couple more times since then, but it hasn’t been as bad. One thing that has helped me in the past is the over the counter pain patches called Salon Pas. (
    But I think that not having my ankle looked at the first time and then running on it so soon after the injury weakened it and made it very susceptible to being sprained. So please don’t run on your ankle if it still hurts at all this weekend!

  • BethT
    October 14, 2009 at 9:57 am

    What a bummer. At least you raised tons of money for Team in Training. Do what you need to do to get well and don’t worry about whether you can compete in the race. It’s not worth risking long term injury and pain!

  • Molly
    October 14, 2009 at 9:58 am

    keep your chin up girl..everything happens as its suppose to and I know it will be okay 🙂
    Hope things heal quickly!

  • Christin
    October 14, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I’m so sorry, Jenna. Remember Isaiah 30:15: “Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on Me.” (the message)

    I know you’re far away from familiarity, be He is familiar with all your ways (Psalm 139) and he’s always with you. Be at peace and HEAL sister! 🙂


  • christie @ honoring health
    October 14, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Hang in there, Jenna. Do your best to rest your ankle as much as possible. {{{HEALING VIBES}}}

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 14, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Hang in there girl! I hope your ankle heals miraculously!

  • Sarah R
    October 14, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Crossing my fingers for you! Feel better!

  • Weekly Bite
    October 14, 2009 at 10:03 am

    So sorry to hear about the ankle! Hang in there! We are all thinking of you! 🙂

  • Ali
    October 14, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Jenna- Hang in there little darlin’ and remember:
    “To understand everything is to forgive everything.”- Siddharta
    Maybe this is a sign that you were truly not meant to do this race. With all you have done in life these past few weeks, you have to remember that you can’t do it all 🙂
    With that being said, you are one tough cookie and I admire that…A LOT!

  • Page @ Notes On A Page
    October 14, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Everything always hits the fan at once, doesn’t it? Feel better! Lots of ice and lots of positive thoughts!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat)
    October 14, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Aw, Jenna! Hang in there! *fingers crossed for just a bad sprain* 🙁

  • MelissaNibbles
    October 14, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Oh Jenna, I’m so sorry. I’m hoping things get settled for you soon. Keep your head up!

  • Sarah
    October 14, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Jenna, I love you and I’m praying that you feel better. Like BethT said, the point is NOT whether you run the race or not. People drop out of races a lot! The point is that you raised so much money for cancer and leukemia. No one gave you money as part of a contract to run the race; they gave you money because they supported the cause and support you. We will all be proud of you no matter what! You don’t need 14 miles to make us feel like you’re enough!

  • Christine
    October 14, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Sending you supportive hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery! So sorry its happened at such a busy and stressful time for you

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 14, 2009 at 10:07 am

    My thoughts are with you, love!

  • Liz
    October 14, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Sending my best wishs your way.

  • Tastefully Sonoma
    October 14, 2009 at 10:09 am

    So sorry to hear about your ankle! I am a runner too. I have participated in training groups at Fleet Feet (a local running store). Here is their list of medical providers:

    I have seen Ty Affleck and think he’s great. Good luck!

  • Karla
    October 14, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Oh no Jenna! I’m so sorry to hear about your ankle. Hopefully the doctor will have good news.

  • linda
    October 14, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Oh dear! I’m so sorry to hear and will be sending you good vibes to heal quickly. Don’t think too much about Nike…just take it one day at a time and rest those feet.

  • Traci
    October 14, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Oh Jenna. I hope you feel better! Just take it one thing at a time. Don’t think about everything on your list, just do one thing and move to the next. Just do what you can and all work work out. “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It’s a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.” I’m sending you some positive energy from the East coast. You are having an amazing experience out there, this is just a little hiccup. Stay well!

  • j
    October 14, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Oh no! Good luck at the doctor! And remember, there will always be other races. It’s better to keep yourself safe and healthy rather than run the risk of injuring yourself further.

  • gina (fitnessista)
    October 14, 2009 at 10:13 am


  • Kelly
    October 14, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Hang in there. I will pray for you! Don’t worry about the race.

    Regarding your wireless internet: have you thought of going with a network card from Verizon Wireless? You would have internet everywhere. I bought the HP Mini netbook from them and love it!

  • Stephanie
    October 14, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I’m thinking about you and sending lots of positive vibes your well! Just take care of yourself and rest and everything will fall into place. Don’t pressure yourself to much about the race, it will just add more stress! You need to let that ankle heal right if you want to keep on running girl!


  • Lindsay
    October 14, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Oh Jenna – I have faith! In 2005, as I was training for my first Chicago Marathon, I ended up with a stress fracture in my left foot. I managed to “run” a very slow marathon. It was painful, but possible. Stay positive. Good luck getting settled. Looking forward to photos of your new digs!

  • KellyB
    October 14, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Hang in there. I will pray for you! Don’t worry about the race.

    Regarding your wireless internet: have you thought of going with a network card from Verizon Wireless? You would have internet everywhere. I bought the HP Mini netbook from them and love it!

  • Daria @ Daria Can Cook
    October 14, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Oh man, feel better soon! I’ll send positive vibes your way. Hang in there!

  • Lora
    October 14, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Oh geez. When it rains it pours, doesn’t it? You’ll get through this and be a stronger woman for it. Remember that all the yoga you’ve been practicing is not only about what you are capable of stretching yourself physically but mentally as well. Sometimes we’re forced to sit with our minds, but remember that you can control that and stay positive! Make the most of the sitting time and do some “mental yoga” and you’ll be fine. Lots of good thoughts and positive energy coming your way!

  • Errign
    October 14, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Take a big deep breath 🙂

    Everything will work out! I understand the stress, though, keep your head up!

  • katie
    October 14, 2009 at 10:17 am

    best of luck with your ankle and your move….i really hope you can run this weekend, as i know how disappointed i’d have been if the same thing had happened before my half marathon.

  • beerab
    October 14, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Ouch girl- hope you feel better soon! I’m sure once you are all settled in things will get better- I’m from CA also- it’s the best place to live! I am SOOOO jealous of your job- it looks heavenly 😀 Don’t get me wrong- I love my own job- but forensics is definitely nothing like yours!

  • Brooke
    October 14, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I’m praying for you! Hope you feel better really soon! Take care of yourself!

  • Kat (kats daily plate)
    October 14, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Oh, no, Jenna! I hope your ankle is nothing serious. I’m praying for ya!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    October 14, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I hope it isn’t fractured. Take care of yourself and try not to focus too much on the race. You are awesome and raised a lot of money for the organization and that is what the main purpose was–there will be more races to run in the future! Stay positive and be well.

  • Kristie Lynn
    October 14, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Definitely praying for you, but I’m glad you have some guardian angels of sorts over there already helping you out with everything. But when the Devil hits you, he really hits you hard, eh? You are strong and you can do this!

  • Ashley
    October 14, 2009 at 10:25 am

    praying for you girl. i’m sorry you are going through all of this, i hope everything gets better soon for you! xoxo

  • Kim
    October 14, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I’m praying for you. Please take it easy and slow, you don’t want to push yourself and end up with a worse and more permanent injury. You did a great job raising money for cancer research and in the long run it doesn’t matter whether you run or have to sit the race out, your donation is amazing either way.

  • Jessica
    October 14, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Jenna! My daily scripture on my calendar today is “Great is our Lord and of great power” Psalms 147:5. I have faith the our Great Lord will protect you and guide through this storm! I will keep you in my prayers! Hang in There! Jessica

  • Stephanie
    October 14, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Positive thoughts are going your way for sure girl 🙂

  • Lu
    October 14, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I’m sending you tons of positive thoughts. I hope you feel better soon. That pita looks darn good. And there’s nothing wrong with a cozy room… Sounds like you have a great boss, too.

  • meagan
    October 14, 2009 at 10:32 am

    my mantra for times when it’s all a bit too much is: “this too shall pass.”

    hang in there jenna! you’re a tough, strong and capable woman. that is the truth even if your situation is trying to make you believe something else. it’ll all get done–it’s like writing. bird by bird (word by word). one bit at a time.

  • Erica
    October 14, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Many, many prayers love! You already know this, but God doesn’t give us more than we can handle and He helps us handle what we’ve been given…so give it to Him, chickie. Lay it all on Him, lucky for us He’s got big shoulders. Love you!

    And if it makes you feel any better, I’m out for the Disney Princess 1/2 in March. Have to have the hysterectomy. Guess it just wasn’t meant to be unless we are together and in our running skirts 😉 Hopefully the next one, and we will both be healed! Chin Up!

  • Erin
    October 14, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Jenna! You are tough and you will make it through. Don’t worry about doing every thing, just one thing at a time. You’ve already accomplished a HUGE thing for team in training by raising the $$$ to support cancer research. Sending you good vibes. Take care!

  • Lora
    October 14, 2009 at 10:36 am


    all good things will come. It just takes a few speedbumps along the way. I know that your half marathon will be awesome even if you must skip it 🙂 have a gorg day!


  • Kelley
    October 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I love your blog! Sorry to hear about your ankle but here are some things you can do while waiting to see a doctor (I’m a physical therapist and see this ALL the time). Best thing you can do is:
    1) Keep taking advil, aleve or motrin on a consistent basis (read instructions of back of bottle)
    2) ICE!!! Best way to do it is to take a bucket or the bathtub, fill it up with tons of ice and a little water. Stick that entire foot in there for 10 minutes. It hurts like hell, but is very effective. You want to try and do this frequently throughout the day. If you can’t do it b/c of work, ice at work, ice baths while at home.
    3) Take your time trying to put weight on it. Listen to your body!!!

    If you want to email me, feel free.


  • Karissa
    October 14, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Sending good thoughts your way! Take a minute to reflect on the positives in your life…it helps.

  • flipflopsintherain
    October 14, 2009 at 10:37 am

    You poor thing. I got sick immediately after moving 3,000 miles and it was the worst. I called my mom crying every day! Make sure to see a doctor ASAP, though — I rolled my ankle a few years ago and never got a professional opinion. It took about 6 months to even begin to heal… I’m sending you happy thoughts!

  • Kelly
    October 14, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I’m so sorry this happened to you Jenna. We’ll be sending prayers!

  • Justine
    October 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Hi Jenna!
    I am so sorry to hear about your ankle!
    I said a prayer for you already today and will keep you in my prayers! I hope that you heal up quickly so you can get back to running!
    PS – I LOVE your blog – just recently discovered it in the last month or so and am hooked! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  • maya
    October 14, 2009 at 10:41 am

    feel better! poor ankle 🙁 and i hope you day cheers up! 🙂


  • lindsay
    October 14, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Oh Jenna, I know it’s cliche but really when it rains it pours, doesn’t it?? What terrible luck. Don’t hurt yourself trying to do everything, take care of that ankle!!! You’ll figure it all out, you always do, but in the meantime you are in my thoughts hun. xox

  • brandi
    October 14, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I hope you get everything done today that you can, and I’ll definitely keep you in my thoughts/prayers.

  • Lizzy
    October 14, 2009 at 10:44 am

    sending my prayers out to you love!

  • Lauren
    October 14, 2009 at 10:45 am

    sending positive thoughts your way! i am also running a half marathon this weekend (my first!) and i totally empathize with how you feel about possibly not being able to do it…feel better soon and if it doesn’t work out this weekend, there’s ALWAYS another race!

  • angieinatlanta
    October 14, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Jenna – take a deep breathe! Don’t panic! Everything happens for a reason, right? You will get through this.

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    October 14, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Keep your spirits up, Jenna! So much is happening for you right now, there’s nothing wrong with feeling overwhelmed, especially when you injure yourself. Don’t worry – everything will be great in the long run! You’ve got a lot of support out here as well.

  • Sarah
    October 14, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Hang in there!

  • Gina
    October 14, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I’m so sorry Jenna! Hopefully you’ll get to see the doctor and they’ll have good news. All I can say is ice, rest, and elevate your legs. I’ll be thinking of you!

  • Diana
    October 14, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Good luck with everything Jenna!

  • Patty
    October 14, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Jenna….stop apoligizing for not posting !!!
    We love you and yes…I will say a prayer for you.
    Rest, get better and the race can just be postponed
    to a different race at a better time in your life.
    You are going through a bunch of changes right now so
    don’t get so down on yourself…give yourself a BREAK !!
    Bad choice of words…give yourself a REST !!
    XXOO from blog world.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 14, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Ice and Ibuprofen! It’s only Wednesday…anything could happen by Sunday 🙂

  • Tracy
    October 14, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Praying for you Jenna! You are so strong, I would never have the guts to move, start a new job, and make new friends all on my own! You are a rockstar!!!!!

  • rachel
    October 14, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Sending positive thoughts your way! I totally feel your pain–I turned my ankle last month when I was in Thailand of all places so I know how it feels to be far from home with an ankle the size of a grapefruit. The good news? Mine wasn’t broken and within a week or so I was walking (almost) normally again. Hopefully you will have a similar experience! Feel better soon!

  • jenna
    October 14, 2009 at 10:57 am

    🙂 stay strong! You’ve made it this far!!!!!

  • Rachel
    October 14, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Saying prayers for you too! Please don’t run through pain though, it can lead to other injuries later on if it doesn’t heal properly. Maybe you can volunteer at the race instead, that way you can be a part of it without worrying about further injury. Take care!! 🙂

  • Jessica
    October 14, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Sending prayer and warm thoughts! We get only those unexpected challenges because He knows we can handle them…

  • Beth
    October 14, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Hope things get better! On the optimistic side…usually sprains hurt worse and swell more than fractures. So it’s probably likely that you just sprained it. Hope for the best.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    October 14, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Positive thoughts your way– don’t worry, it’ll all work out as it should!

  • Stephanie
    October 14, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Oh Jenna…..we’ve all been through times like this and when you’re in the middle of it, it just sucks, but of course you’ll look back in a month and laugh at the series of mishaps you encountered right after this move. We get tested sometimes, don’t we? Prayers coming your way.

  • Jenna
    October 14, 2009 at 11:09 am

    hope everything turns out well jenna!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    October 14, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Awww Jenna, I’m so sorry! You are going to make it through this. I’m sending that message out there and I’m praying for you!

  • Jackie
    October 14, 2009 at 11:17 am

    sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

  • Ryan @ Greens for Good
    October 14, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Oh dear…feel better!!! Everything happens for a reason, right?

  • Lauren
    October 14, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Remember Jenna, EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON. You will get through this- you are so strong! I totally understand that feeling of wanting your Mom, seeing as I’m at university right now. Don’t worry- everything will work out! 🙂

  • Alyson
    October 14, 2009 at 11:28 am

    oh I’m so sorry! a glass of wine certainly sounds in order!

  • Heather
    October 14, 2009 at 11:29 am

    🙁 Jenna I hope you feel better very soon! Sorry you can’t see your mom but just give her a call she’ll make you feel loads better!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    October 14, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I saw your posts on Twitter, but I’m still praying for you. I know you are going through a lot right now, but we’re all here for you and know how strong you are! Keep that positive attitude 🙂

  • Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    October 14, 2009 at 11:32 am

    How terrible!! You’re most definitely in my prayers, Jenna!

    (((((BIG HUGS)))))

  • Tiffany
    October 14, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Hey Jenna

    Sorry about your ankle and all the rest of the craziness that is your day. Hope all is well!

  • Gabriela
    October 14, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Aww so sorry to hear about this, you’re in my thoughts and prayers! It sounds like you’re doing the right thing and keeping off it though. If it makes you feel any better, an old injury in my knee flared up horribly a few days before a race this summer. I rested it for a few days and took it super easy and was able to run it anyway…not my best time, but finishing is what counts! Keep your head up! xo Gabriela

  • Nicole (dishin')
    October 14, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Hope you feel better soon!!! I’m sure this is just a bump in the road.

  • Laurel
    October 14, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Definitely praying for you! Hang in there, girl! It may all seem a bit chaotic, but God is right there beside you! :o)

  • Mellissa
    October 14, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I just want to give you a hug! Take some Aleve or Advil and ice it and try to stay off it. Tomorrow will be a better day.

  • Gaby
    October 14, 2009 at 11:52 am

    KEEP YOUR HEAD UP girl! We face trials sometimes, BUT God KNOWS we can successfully get through them! He knows your a tough cookie. 🙂

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    October 14, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I’m so sorry for your troubles! Thinking of you with lots of love and hope!

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    October 14, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Prayers are being sent your way!

  • Anne P
    October 14, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    xoxoxoxox hang in there!

  • Julie
    October 14, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Oh no Jenna!! Feel better, I’m praying for you.

  • courtney
    October 14, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your ankle–you don’t need another thing on top of everything else!! As for the race, I twisted my ankle right before my first half, and it was a major bummer. But you know what? Even if you can’t run (I’m hoping you can!!) you have put all the time and energy into training and raising money for an awesome cause, and that is something to be incredibly proud of! You are an awesome lady, Jenna, and definitely an inspiration. I’m thinking of you!!!!

  • saramariesue
    October 14, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Stay positive! God doesn’t give us more than we can handle…

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded)
    October 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I hope you feel better soon! Sending good vibes your way 🙂

  • Kimberly Lee
    October 14, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I am sending up prayers on your behalf. Keep your chin up and you will weather this set-back just fine!

  • Meghan
    October 14, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    NOOOO!!! Totally sending good thoughts your way!

  • Jenny
    October 14, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Positive, healing thoughts and hugs being sent your way!

  • Marika
    October 14, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Oh no! What terrible timing :-(. Just remember that everything happens for a reason and everything will be OK in the end!

  • nicole
    October 14, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    sounds like you tore/banged up some ligaments. the “floppy” feeling is classic ligament injury. hope you didn’t and i hope it gets better, but please suggest that as it is frequently missed.

  • Jolene (
    October 14, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Oh no … I feel for you girl! I hope it gets better ASAP!

  • andrenna
    October 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm


    I totally feel you on miss your mom when things get tough! My mom is back in the South and I’m all the way over here in California, too! It’s really hard.

    Chin up! You can do it!

  • Ryan
    October 14, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Jenna! My sister is a friend of Adam’s and told me to check out your blog. I have been reading it for a week or so and I love it. I’ve never been a fan of oatmeal but tried it this morning with almond butter (first) and WOW! also, I bought a french press because you made me realize how much I missed mine.

    Good luck with your moving situation and your ankle. Adam is a champ for helping you move (again)!

  • Jil
    October 14, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Praying for you! Hopefully it’s just a bad sprain!! Good to hear that you have people around to help though..even if it’s not the same as having a mom around!

  • Julia
    October 14, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Thinking of you and sending positive vibes all the way from Europe, they’re pretty powerful so I hope they work!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Julia
    October 14, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Thinking of you and sending positive vibes all the way from Europe, they’re pretty powerful so I hope they work!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Julia
    October 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Thinking of you and sending positive vibes all the way from Europe, they’re pretty powerful so I hope they work!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Julia
    October 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Thinking of you and sending positive vibes all the way from Europe, they’re pretty powerful so I hope they work!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Casey W.
    October 14, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Jenna, if you need a recommendation — Dr. Bisbee in Santa Rosa is AMAZING. I’m originally from winecountry, and just moved to the e. coast….I miss him, and his wonderful staff. I have yet to find a physician of his caliber out here yet. Trust me, he’s one of the best GP’s in Sonoma County. Best of luck feeling better!

  • Denise
    October 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Hugs to you Jenna!! I’m praying for your ankle to heal up quickly, the pain to go away & everything to get done without losing your mind. I agree…call your mom. It will be great to hear her voice (guessing you probably already did) & she’ll still feel needed. I imagine she’s feeling a bit of the empty nesting.

    Treat yourself to some amazing chocolate!!

  • Amy
    October 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    I twisted my ankle while in Thailand last year, and it hurt really badly. I couldn’t even walk, which seriously bummed me out because I am an avid runner.

    However – within two days, it completely healed! I was amazed. So hang in there – that could happen for you too!

  • Sarah
    October 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Hey Jenna. Don’t sweat what is out of your control. Get the phone calls done and you will feel more accomplished. Put off what can wait and don’t worry about the race, it is out of your control. Rest and ice the ankle and enjoy a little downtime. I know being so far away from home and feeling like nothing is clicking is an awful feeling but it will pass. Think back to your awesome weeks in California so far. You just hit a rough patch. Keep looking straight ahead!!

  • Angelea
    October 14, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Thinking of you and saying big prayers, Jenna! At least you’re surrounded by wine. 🙂
    Please definitely be comforted by the fact that we donated towards your Team in Training goal to support your efforts to raise money for a wonderful cause. It’s not about you running in the race. Take care of that ankle and yourself!!
    Now…I’m off to check out the wine club…


  • Emily s.
    October 14, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Hang in there Jenna, it will all turn out OK. Sending prayers to you!

  • Meghan
    October 14, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I had a 1/2 coming up on Sunday that I had to drop out of for a few reasons, its tough!! Prayers and good thoughts coming your way!

  • Laura
    October 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Here’s a HUGE hug for you! (At least imagine it–along with a lot of prayers) I know it’s difficult, but keep your head up. I mean look at how many people obviously care about you. Pretty incredible if you ask me.

  • Kim
    October 14, 2009 at 1:32 pm


    Sending lots of ((HUGS)) and prayers for you!! I hope that your ankle isn’t broken.

    Chin up.

  • Heather
    October 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Sending hugs and prayers your way, Jenna! Really hope you’re feeling better soon!

  • Kristin
    October 14, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Jenna;
    I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks now, but I haven’t commented yet. As a fellow runner, the best advice I can offer for your ankle is RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). The more Ice, the better. When I hurt my ankle I iced it almost all day long (even in meetings!). I like Naproxen over Ibuprofen, too.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    October 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Awww… I’m so sorry to hear that the ankle is causing you problems. Just try to stay off it and give it some time to heal. Ice is definitely good as well as keeping it elevated whenever you can. Hope it feels better! 🙂

  • Rebecca
    October 14, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Jenna, I developed a stress fracture in my foot 2 weeks before a half-marathon that I trained EXTREMELY HARD for. It was heartbreaking. My husband ran the race and I had to stand on the sidelines and cheer him on. I literally burst into tears before the race when I saw everyone warming up and getting excited to go. 🙁 I’m hoping that your foot miraculously heals and you’re able to run… but do whatever is best! It took my foot 4 months to heal and now I’m running again (did a 10-mile race last weekend). Take it easy and I’m thinking about you and hoping for the best!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    October 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Feel better! Sending you happy thoughts 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    October 14, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Hang in there, I hope things work out for your foot

  • Jo
    October 14, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Hey girl! I don’t know you, but I love your blog. I feel like the “moving” process is just always filled with so many hiccups! You will get through it, and this will be a highly amusing story to tell someday!!

    Take some ibuprofin for the ankle, it might help the swelling a bit 🙂

  • Susan
    October 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Remember that everything happens for a reason Jenna!! The money you raised for this race is the important thing 🙂

  • Betsy
    October 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Compression is key!!! If it makes you feel a bit more hopeful, I dropped about 40 lbs of compost on a cart that smashed into my foot during my taper week leading up to my very first half marathon. Luckily, it was just swelling and bruising, nothing was broken and I ran my first half successfully.


    Sending healing thoughts your way.

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    October 14, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Ooohhh, Jenna! I hope your day starts looking up! What a bummer day – but one way of looking at it is that it can only get better from here!

  • MMiller
    October 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Praying for you Jenna! But remember, this could be God’s way of saying “slow down” and enjoy what you are doing and where you are before it has passed by! You need time…and maybe Rocky could help get the rest of your things from the old place! You shouldn’t be going up and down stairs!

    Much love and prayers and hugs to you!

  • laura
    October 14, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    feel better jenna!!! I know you’ll be okay, because everything works out and your living in good old california!

  • Still Life in South America
    October 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I would totally be your personal assistant today if I lived in California. It sounds like you need some friend power there. Breathe deeply.

    Thinking of you!

  • maria
    October 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Prayers sent your way. You’ll pull through, so calm down and take everything one item at a time.

  • sflunchreview
    October 14, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    This too shall pass. Things can be overwhelming and they only make us stronger. You’ll look back and say “how did I ever do that?!”

  • ellen eats beets
    October 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    LAdy I’m so sad to hear about your situation. It’s so hard being that far from mama 🙁 When I was sick in CA, all I wanted to do was be in my house with me madre, so I understand that yearning. Good luck with the doctors!

  • Jenna N
    October 14, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I’ve never commented before but have been following your blog for a few months now , I love your blog so much and you seem like such an awesome person! I hope your ankle heals for your half on Saturday but dont push yourself hard enough to permently injure your ankle! Be Strong Girl 🙂

  • Maria
    October 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm


    That is so sad! I feel so sorry for you and knowing all you’ve gone through to persevere for this half marathon, I can understand why you’d be frustrated. I hope your new life settles into place eventually, it’s so frightening sometimes when you’re that far away from home.

    Hope it gets better!

  • Audrey
    October 14, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I’m so sorry about your ankle! I hope everything works out for your half on sunday!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    October 14, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I am sending feel better prayers your way! I hope that it’s nothing serious and that it feels better soon. Take your time letting it heal, you’ll be back on the roads in no time. 🙂

  • Sarah
    October 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    You’ll get the things done that have to be done. You have good support there. Listen to your body. If your ankle is hurt and needs time, then give it time. There will be another run, another day and you’ll have that much more of a training base. Have another cup of coffee and put your foot up and take a deep breath.

  • Alyssa
    October 14, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I’m so sorry Jenna! Things WILL get better, they always do 🙂 Just hang in there and remember you are never alone and there is always someone there for a shoulder to lean on 🙂

  • on the rocks
    October 14, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    hope you feel better! and remember to RICE!!

  • Lauren
    October 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    think of the injury as a blessing. you have been rushing around, going crazy with all your new obligations and loose ends to tie up. you deserve to let your spirit just breathe and slooow down a little bit 🙂 so what if you miss the race? with your active lifestyle, there are sure to be many races in your future.

  • Sharon
    October 14, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Hey Jenna, Praying for you. And don’t worry about the race… I think you can roll over the donations into running another race. I’m sure there’ll be others real soon!

  • sam
    October 14, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Good luck Jenna! I hope everything goes smooth!

  • Rebecca
    October 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Everything will work out!! Don’t worry! I hope your ankle feels better soon!

  • ann
    October 14, 2009 at 5:17 pm


    You are so upbeat all of the time, you will get through this. Make sure you ice it a ton and take lots of anti-inflammatories, ie Advil (unless of course you have an allergy or some other reason you can ‘t take it). Best of luck, hope you feel better soon.


  • sarah
    October 14, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    What a difficult time for you to get through. You are in my thoughts and I will send a prayer up to ceiling cat for you!

  • Nicole
    October 14, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    You poor thing! I hope your training isn’t affected too much and you’ll be in my prayers.

  • Lisa
    October 14, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Love your blog! You sure do some wonderful things with your oatmeal, girlfriend!!! Hope your ankle is better soon!

  • CourtneyS
    October 14, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Take care of yourself, miss. You just moved across the country, started a new job, moved into two new apartments…and not for anything, recently survived the tragic loss of your brother and ended a major relationship. Take it easy. Eat good food, drink wine, and hang out with your fun CA friends. Screw the half marathon. Your health and happiness is so much more important.

  • Brianna
    October 14, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    hang in there jenna! everything will work out for the best, have faith!!

  • Steph
    October 14, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I am soo sorry to hear you may not be able to race. I found out last month I won’t be able to participate in the Nike Half either…..but that’s because I’m pregnant! We can still go and cheer everyone else on, though. But I know how disappointed you must be. I hope the Dr. gives you good news!

  • Dee
    October 14, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Jenna, prayers all the way from Alaska. I’ve been thinking of you all day. I’m so sorry about your ankle. I’ve been following your blog since this summer, and I’ve seen how the setbacks, disappointments, even tragedies in your life have made you such a super strong woman! And you’re so young, too. To me, you’re a superstar. The very best to you!

  • Bec
    October 14, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    hope your ankle is starting to feel better by now! and good luck with all the moving stuff

  • Ann-Margaret
    October 14, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Sending up lots of prayers for you!!!

  • Adriane (Wholesome Foodie)
    October 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Get better soon. Sorry about all the troubles.

  • Jim Morris
    October 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Must use the ice now that you have it…turn up the heat really high then wrap your foot in ice. Please?

  • Kay
    October 14, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    God is trying to tell you something, Jenna (as he always does to all of us). Your role is to stop “fighting” and resisting, and just listen and accept. 🙂 I pray He will help you do that.

  • Lena
    October 14, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about your ankle! wishing you a speedy recovery and be praying for ya! take care! it’s tough when you are miles away from home and not doing the best or feeling well.. i can understand, been through that!

  • Farah
    October 14, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your ankle – but please rest it and take care of yourself. It really is not worty risking long term injury for 1 race. I ran on a bad knee and ended up hurting my hip because of it (I was compensating for my bad knee and ran with bad form), so now I’m in physical therapy. Rest and ice your ankle till Sunday, and then listen to your body on Sunday morning. If your ankle hurts at all – please don’t even try to run on it. there will always be another year for San Francisco – and there are many more races with your name on them! Keep up your spirits!
    – Best

  • Michelle-pure2raw
    October 14, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Sorry to hear about your ankle…that is the worst! But you are doing everything right..resting it, icing, and staying positive…it will heal!

  • Erin
    October 14, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Jenna. Take some deep breaths. You can get thru this. Remind yourself of all of the positives of your move and this new life experience!

    And if it ain’t black and blue, it’s probably not fractured. Just a bad sprain. I sprained my ankle in June and it still bothers me. The trick is to REST it. You simply have to. Or it won’t heal. Promise.


  • Whit
    October 14, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Sending a prayer your way!

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