Breakfast/ Lunch

Up and Running

Happy Tuesday, bloggies!

I have two announcements in this post but you will have to read through the day first to find them at the end

(or I guess you could cheat and just scroll down. Oh well)

Last night I actually went to bed at 7:00! It was wonderful. I actually was in bed reading and then my mom came in and was like, “Jennifer, you are EXHAUSTED. If you go to bed NOW you can get 8 hours of sleep. Lights out.” Apparently I am six years old because I listened to my mommy as she shut off my lights and cranked up my fan. I vaguely remember someone receiving a fax (the fax machine is in my room) and mumbling but other than that, I was out cold.

And then this morning I began my day by wearing my POM:


Ah, yes, I did say wearing. 🙁 I was gulping some down just as I was leaving for work this morning and totally missed my mouth. Hate it when that happens. And the fact that I wear an all white uniform didn’t help. Hopefully that stain will come out!!!!!! I took the little bottle to work with me and probably drank 3/4 of it along with about 3/4 of this larabar:


The bar was MEH. I don’t really care for pistachios all that much I guess.

For breakfast I had blueberry chocolate oats



Yummy combo if 3/4 cup scottish oats, 1 cup milk and a splash of water, blueberries and a HUGE spoonful of chocolate peanut butter. I also had a cup of English Breakfast tea with stevia.

Unfortunately, my migraine followed me to work today despite all my sleep last night. Grrrrrr where is my acupuncturist when I need her?! Oh yeah, she is in INDIA for the month of February! Double grrr! I finally relented and bought some excedrin migraine (the bonus of working at a grocery store is everything you need at your fingertips) and that made it FINALLY go away but came with consequences—-such as extreme caffeine overload! Since I rarely consume caffeine anymore as is, 2 excedrins + black tea = jenna running around like a mad woman! I was multi-tasking at it finest….baking today’s products AND assembling tomorrow’s products at the same time, talking 100 words a minute as well!

The above mentioned caffeine overload led to a spontaneous decision, which is announcement number one!

I will be running the Gasparilla Distance Challenge 5K on February 28th!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, let me explain the method to my madness. Publix is the sponsor of the race and, apparently, the store manager was trying to get one associate from each department to participate. He came into the bakery this morning and no one else would do it and he was staring at me and asking please.…so I relented. I’ve never run a 5K before (only a 10K) but how tough can it be? My shin splints from last fall have cleared up for the most part (as in I haven’t run outside SINCE last fall….haha) and I’m going to take it really slow. Hopefully I won’t end up in a wheelchair. Haha 😉

After work I came home and made my favorite sandwich combo for lunch—boar’s head turkey (2.5 slices), provolone and Sabra’s Hummus on my 9 grain bread:


Along with fresh strawberries:


And, speaking of bread, now I will share with you my second announcement!


For all of yall that drooled over my oatmeal bread, now you have the opportunity to taste it for yourself! I donated a loaf to Miss Meghann’s blog bake sale and you can bid for it there…I think bidding goes until 5 pm this afternoon so you better hurry!

I am actually starting my little 5K training TODAY with a one mile run outside. Like I said, I’m taking it slow this time. My plan is to run a mile and then walk for awhile afterwards. We’ll see how it goes!

See you for dinner!

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  • FoodsThatFit
    February 10, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Good luck with the run! Just take it nice and easy and do the run/walk method if you need to! You’ll do great!

  • fitforfree
    February 10, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    awesome! you’ll do great on the 5K 🙂 way to step it up for work…

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 10, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Congrats on the 5K! You will do great, I’m sure.

    I need your mom to come tell me lights out too. Is she busy tonight?

  • ModelBehavior
    February 10, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Good luck on the run Jenna! That Pom story made me laugh, totally something would do!

  • polly
    February 10, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Yay how fun, 5K’s are a ball. No worries, your shins will love ya back that day I bet. 😉 Then lots of yoga for recovery and a massive massage and a hunk-a-bread and a hug and kiss fron the hunk-a-boyfriend. Sound good? hehee


  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 10, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Good for you!! That’s awesome that you are running the race. Good luck with your training!

    Enjoy the rest of your day!

  • joyful
    February 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Best of luck with the training and the run – just listen to your body. Tell your manager next time you want them to sponsor something yoga-related for you to participate in!

  • caitlin
    February 10, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    i am so excited you will be running the 5k with us! meghann and i are doing the 15k and the 5k on saturday, so we can hang out! and maybe do a nice lunch somewhere? i will organize a meet up. i know there’s tons of people who wanna get together.

  • Amelia
    February 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Good luck with your 5K training! I really like 5K races because it’s a very manageable distance and there’s usually a fun atmosphere.

  • Rachel
    February 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Woohoo I’m excited to hear about your race experiences! Good luck with the ol’ shins.

  • gina (fitnessista)
    February 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    that’s awesome you’re going to do the 5k! i’m positive you’ll kill it 🙂
    and hooray that you’re donating some of that drool-worthy bread. i’m off to bid 😀
    hope you have a great day <3

  • Fitzalan
    February 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I was jumping at the change to bid on the bake sale…but unfortunately it has ended. Great idea though.

    Good luck with the training–I know the horrors (and joys) of attempting to start running again. I used to do marathons/half marathons/tris until I blew my knee out. I did my first 5K back over Thanksgiving. It was the best feeling just knowing I could do a race again!!

  • brandi
    February 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    You’ll do great in the 5K!!! Way to go taking it slow.

  • Jenn
    February 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Good luck on the run!! 5k is no problem if you’ve run a 10k:) And, can you share your recipe for the oatmeal bread? Or one that is similar? It looks divine!!!

  • Runeatrepeat
    February 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Good luck on the 5K! Have fun 🙂

  • sarahdbelle
    February 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    That’s awesome about the 5K…and the bread ; )
    Good luck with your training!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    February 10, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Good luck with the run…glad you got some good sleep last night Jenna. Sorry the migraine stuck around for so long!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 10, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Good Luck Jenna!!! OxyClean is your friend for stains like that!

  • Becca A
    February 10, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Good luck with the 5k!

  • HangryPants
    February 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Your migraines always sound so painful. I am sorry!

    Good luck with the 5K challenge! You will get to see Caitlin. 😀

  • Marissa
    February 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Good luck on the run!

  • Emily
    February 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Yay for your 5k decision! You’ll be fine!! 🙂

  • Amanda
    February 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    That 5K seems like the perfect way to keep some light, pressure-off running in your life! Listen to your body like you always do and you’ll be great 🙂

  • Rose
    February 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Congrats on making that decision! V. exciting!

  • Victoria
    February 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Good luck with the 5K! It’s fun you already have friends participating in it too!

  • K
    February 10, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Mom’s know best!! I wasn’t a fan of that Larabar either 🙁

    You’ll ROCK that 5k!

  • Julie
    February 10, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Oh wow! Good luck on your run!

  • Anna
    February 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Good luck! I’m sure you’ll rock it!

  • Ashley
    February 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    good luck with the 5k! youre going to rock it!!!

  • Samantha
    February 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Great job stepping up to do the 5k…it’ll be a great experience! Here’s hoping your shinsplints stay at bay for your sake.

    I missed the boat on the bread auction, but not sure it would’ve shipped well this far anyhow. All your food pictures have me drooling!

  • Brittany
    February 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I’m sure you will do great in the 5K. Good luck with the training!

  • Janet
    February 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I want chocolate peanut butter, yum! And your bread looks fantastic!

    I never knew your full name was Jennifer – so Jenna is short for it?

  • Erin
    February 10, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    That bread does look amazing. Good luck with your race! I’m still to scared to sign up for one!

  • Shelby
    February 10, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I want that Larabar!!!

  • Oh She Glows
    February 10, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Hey Jenna!

    I am wondering where your amazon store went?


    Angela 🙂

    • jenna
      February 10, 2009 at 4:55 pm


      Awwwww I took it off because I didn’t think anyone actually looked at it or used it!! Should I bring it back?!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 10, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Ahhh!! Good luck with the 5K! That’s so exciting you’re doing it! I hope your body is excited in return, and doesn’t punish you with shin splints! Poo I just missed the deadline for the bakesale:( Your sammy looks amazing again!

  • Fit Mommy
    February 11, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Good for you on the 5km running. 5km is actually my favorite distance to train for.

  • Oh She Glows
    February 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Yessss bring it back!!! 😀
    I loved it…and I got great book ideas too. I was looking for it yesterday to find a book actually. 😉