Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness

Up With The Birds?

Happy Saturday, friends!

Ahhhh it feels amazing to be well rested and have nothing on my plate today except to relax at home. Funny that my internal body clock still woke me up at the bright and shiny hour of 4:45 this morning! There was no hope of falling back to sleep….my eyes were open wide and I was ready to go! I guess this is actually a good thing since Saturday will always be my day for long runs!

I had a little snack of a toasted HempPlus waffle with pumpkin seed butter and raspberry preserves with a cup of black coffee around 5:15—-


And then I got caught up on some emails and blog comments for the next hour before I set out on my run around 6:30! I LOVE running at the hour just before the sun rises. There’s something magical in the air and watching the sun rise over the skyline of downtown is one of my favorite things. I ran in the grass alongside the bay and knocked out 4 miles. I kept my pace nice and easy, around 9:30-10:00 the whole time, and finished in 39:50 minutes. I wish I would have brought my camel bak though because around mile 3 I got so thirsty!!!


On my ipod I was listening to the new running mix that Abbie sent me!! Thank you, Abbie—I loved it!

When I got home I immediately stretched and then made a delicious yogurt mess for breakfast!


This mess included 8 oz Voskos, 1/2 cup cinnamon puffins, 1/2 cup Zoe’s Honey Almond granola, 1/2 banana, 1 scoop freshly ground almond butter and a drizzle of raspberry preserves


Decadent! I ate while icing my shinies down. Then, I stretched some more with Polly’s 10 minute Yoga for Triathletes! This felt, in Polly words, YUMMY!!! Thank you, thank you, Polly! I loved this quick 10 minute sequence and my hamstrings loved the deep stretches. Definitely started my day off right 🙂

I’m off to shower and then start working on the e-cookbook! I LOVE all these recipes yall are sending in!! I will be closing it on April 1st so please get me yours soon! Remember, send them to .

See you in a bit!

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  • Michelle
    March 28, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Ah the yoga sequence by Polly looks amazing. Thanks for sharing that. Yes, running with the sun coming up is probably one of my most favourite things.

  • VeggieGirl
    March 28, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Hooray for a great night’s rest, a nice run, an amazing Polly yoga session, and a luscious breakfast!!

    Have a glorious Saturday!!

  • Amelia
    March 28, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Wow you’ve already accomplished so much this morning! Good for you! Enjoy the rest of your day. 🙂

  • Running Within
    March 28, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Congragulations on such a great, early run! My body clock always wakes me up early too, I see it as a good thing because I can get so much more done on the weekends!

  • Jen
    March 28, 2009 at 8:09 am

    What were some of the songs on your new iPod mix? I’m looking for some new songs to get me moving!

    • jenna
      March 28, 2009 at 8:26 am


      Oh my goodness….she put a TON of songs on there…songs I had never even heard before and unfortunately when I imported it into my library, the song names were not given. If you want to know the exact titles, I would hit up Abbie’s blog at . Meanwhile, here is my favorite running playlist…the one I listen to at all my races!

      Shipping off to Boston — dropkick murpheys
      Live your life— TI and Rihanna
      Lose Yourself— Eminem
      Stronger— Kanye West
      Heart of a Champion— Nelly
      Circus— Britney Spears
      Jai Ho— Slumdog Millionare soundtrack
      So what—Pink
      eye of the tiger— Rocky
      You Found Me— The Fray
      Labels or Love —Fergie
      New York Girls— Morningwood
      You Make Me Sick — Pink
      Big Love — Fleetwood Mac
      Big Machine— Goo Goo Dolls
      Missing You— Alison Krauss
      Say You Love Me— Fleetwood Mac

      Hope this helps!!! =)

  • brandi
    March 28, 2009 at 8:12 am

    glad you had a good run!

    we just got a HRM this week, and I can’t wait to try it!

  • Olga
    March 28, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I just bought the same Garmin off Amazon yesterday. Thanks for the tip on where to get it for the best price! 😉

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    March 28, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I gotta get you a recipe!!! Great run today 🙂

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    March 28, 2009 at 8:25 am

    There is nothing like an early morning run + some Pollly yoga. What a great way to start your day. Have a good Saturday Jenna!

  • K
    March 28, 2009 at 8:30 am

    That waffle looks SO good!! Glad you had a great run!

  • Shannon @ TheDailyBalance
    March 28, 2009 at 8:30 am

    love that yogurt mess of yours! Delish!

    Nice work on the run. I also love the feeling of watching the sun come up while running, walking, etc. It’s invigorating and really sets the tone for the day, doesn’t it?

    have a great day!

  • Ruby
    March 28, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Oh wow that run sounds so amazing!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 28, 2009 at 8:49 am

    I’m so jealous you are done with your run already! It’s not even 8 am here yet and I still have a 12 miler awaiting me. Cripes.

    I have five of those songs on my “race” playlist too! I need a new one, though, I’m getting burnt out the more races I do!

    Hope the rest of your Saturday is great!

  • Sharon
    March 28, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Oh wow, look at you go! Great job!

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    March 28, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Mess looks good! Doesn’t a run go so much better when you think about the delicious food you’re coming home to? 🙂

  • Matt
    March 28, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Nice run today! I can’t wait to see how your race turns out!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    March 28, 2009 at 9:45 am

    You made the run sound absolutely breathtaking! That sounds like the perfect time to run. What kind of preserves do you use? They always look so beautiful and glossy! Haha. Have a great afternoon!

  • FoodsThatFit
    March 28, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I am so glad you are liking the music mix! That is an awesome run you did. I love to go early as well, before the business of traffic starts up, it is so much more peaceful that way 🙂

  • Clean Veggie
    March 28, 2009 at 10:12 am

    sounds like a fabulous run!!
    love the hemp waffle – I just tried one a while back.

  • Lindsay
    March 28, 2009 at 10:27 am

    That breakfast “mess” looks awesome… it must have been a great reward for running 4 miles. How is the swimming going?? Are you enjoying it or do you totally dread the days that you have to get to the pool??

  • Run Sarah
    March 28, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I loveee yogurt messes too…so delicious! Everything tastes good with yogurt!

  • Bec
    March 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I agree, getting out before the sun is up is the best… but that may be the rower in me talking!