Behind The Butter

You Lose With Mr.Booze

I almost thought the coast was clear. I really wanted to blog to y’all tonight that you could have your cake and eat it too…..or, in my case, go to a wine tasting and then run five miles.

It was going so well. Really. After I got home from lunch / dog hunting / wine tasting, I did some work, ate a Trader Joe’s granola bar and hit the road for five. I didn’t run at all over the weekend so I wanted to get a solid five miles in before the weather turns tomorrow. The run was good, too! Obviously now we all know my dirty little secret and I recommend you try it yourself. It makes the whole running thing a lot less painful. I promise.
When I got back, I ate dinner (Amy’s Indian meal + feta….obviously) and iced. Still was feelin’ pretty darn good at this point.

Until about 8:15 when my head started to bang. And I mean bang. I guess Cabernet Franc isn’t the best pre-run hydration method? Who knew. I tried to remedy this issue by concocting a healthy frozen confection in the VitaMix.

It was delicious….but didn’t cure my headache. All I did was puree a frozen banana with a half scoop of chocolate protein powder. I topped this deliciousness with the last teeny bit of my almond butter as well as some random graham cracker crumbs that were supposed to be the topping for a cheesecake flavored yogurt in my fridge.

Anyone who’s anyone drinks and eats out of old glass jars. Actual bowls and matching cups are highly overrated. I assure you.
Does anyone want to gently massage my temples? That would be greatly appreciated right about now. As my old boss would say, you lose with mr. booze!

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  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    April 26, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    aww jenna HYDRATE! I love that you eat/drink out of old glass jars, it’s so charming. I save the good ones too, I think it adds a little something something to eating. This is also coupled with my obsession for buying cute plates/bowls/spoons. Hey, makes things more interesting right? Take care girl, and looks like you put those gram crackers to an even better use because that looks fantastic!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    April 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I love drinking out of jars–especially because it’s spill proof with the lid on. That way it can be like a portable water/iced coffee/wine bottle.

  • Ameena
    April 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Totally agree with Nora…my worst headaches come from being dehydrated. How funny you drink out of jars…I would have never thought of that but why not? It makes sense since it’s spill-proof!

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    April 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Amazing. Note to self: don’t actually try my grand plan of running with pinot grigio in my camelbak. hope your head feels better!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    April 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Hope you feel better soon! I once played netball after a glass of wine and it was a disaster! Not good for the ol’ hydration!

  • Julia
    April 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Seeing all of your reused glass jars has motivated me to start saving my own πŸ™‚
    I’m pretty bummed that the weather here in Cali won’t stay nice for more than a few days at a time πŸ™
    Have a great Tuesday!

  • Jil
    April 26, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    aww, yeh doesn’t sound fun. feel better, girl!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    April 26, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I love my two mini jam jars; I use them for everything – juice, yogurt, green monsters, and more. Your banana soft serve is genius. I’ve only made it plain, but the chocolate protein powder seems like a smart move. Hope your headache heals soon.

  • Camille
    April 26, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I love eating out of mismatched dishes!
    Hope you feel better πŸ™

  • Diana
    April 26, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Aw, feel better soon.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    April 27, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Haha drink running…worse than drink driving!? I wonder if you could get an RUI [running under the influence] for that??! I hope you feel better soon πŸ™‚

  • Sarah
    April 27, 2010 at 3:10 am

    When I was a kid the jelly jars used to have pictures (Winnie the Pooh) and we saved all of them and drank out of them after. All of the “kids” glasses were old jelly jars. I don’t think I ever drank from a real glass until I was 10 or so because if I didn’t use the jelly jars I used tupperware (bright colors).

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    April 27, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I love eating out of mason jars. πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    April 27, 2010 at 3:35 am

    I definitely employ your running style of stopping frequently from walking breaks. It keeps my stamina up and has helped decrease my shin splints and other various running-related aches.

    Speaking of aches, sorry to hear you were slammed with a headache! Drink up, as in…water!

  • melissa
    April 27, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Hi Jenna – love this post, as I’ve definitely ran after having a few afternoon drinks. I mean, really, what’s the harm in it? Maybe some coconut water mixed in there for hydration would have helped? (That’s my go-to hangover drink haha)

    Also – about your headaches – any chance it could be the chocolate that causes them? I used to get migraines (horrrrible ones that would make me throw up and be in bed all day), and then one year, a few days post-valentines day and chocolate overload, I was laying in bed with one and acknowledged the unthinkable – chocolate gives me migraines. I should have known, as its on every “causes of migraines” list, but for 24 years I skipped over that one, blaming dairy, stress, wine, etc… Since I gave up chocolate (I know, the horror), I’ve had two bad migraines in the past two years, probably just caused from waiting too long btwn meals (which always triggers headaches for me, too). I know I’ll always be prone to headaches, but getting those migraines out of my life has been pretty amazing. I hope this isn’t the case for you, but maybe worth trying?

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    April 27, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Mason jars are perfect for yogurt concoctions! πŸ˜€

    And I hope your headache disappears soon…blah!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    April 27, 2010 at 4:38 am

    I drink out of jars too…gotta use ’em for something, right? It’s definitely the hip thing to do πŸ™‚

    Hope your head feels better!!! I bet the wine tasting was worth it πŸ˜‰

  • Claire
    April 27, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I definitely grew up drinking out of old jam jars with tom & jerry, etc. on them and then that ventured to bonne maman…love it!

    p.s. I am guilty of post drinking runs as well…in college, don’t recommend it…gets some water lady! hope you slept it off…

  • eatmovelove
    April 27, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Well…maybe on the good side – at least you got the headache out of the way and tommorow will be better ? ..;)…anything with graham crumbs sounds good! I’ve never thought to take the frozen meals out of the containers and put it on your own plates – hah – like ‘homemade’.

  • theemptynutjar
    April 27, 2010 at 4:40 am

    That Amy’s meal looks like a decent buy. Will have to keep my eye out for it.

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    April 27, 2010 at 4:41 am

    I had a killer headache after a 2 miler yesterday. I think I’ve been dehydrated for a while and it didn’t help running in the 80+ degree weather! Definitely chug that water girl. Oh and I drink out of old jars too..makes it more fun, I think!

  • eatmovelove
    April 27, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Hey Jenna,

    I was just reading your “Food Philosophy” section and in it you said you are a Nut/Wellness Consultant and would like to have your own private practice one day. That was almost 3 years ago now…- do you still feel that way or is that all changed???

  • Sarah
    April 27, 2010 at 4:54 am

    I really enjoy drinking from glass jars- I have actually purchased some with handles, too ($2 at a craft store). I put my green monsters in them and then top with a canning lid to transport to work. So far, no one has asked what the green stuff is that I am drinking!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    April 27, 2010 at 5:03 am

    I love the glass jar – I just finished a jar of fig preserves and have saved the jar to put to good use.. I love using old jam jars to store leftovers in, eat or drink out of, etc.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    April 27, 2010 at 5:04 am

    At least you got the wine tasting. My headache yesterday came from working at a computer all day–not nearly as fun. πŸ™‚ Oh, and I think the glass jars a really pretty. They have character.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    April 27, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I totally eat out of old jars, only the cool kids do it πŸ˜‰

  • jenna
    April 27, 2010 at 5:19 am

    hope ya feelin better today jenna!

  • Kelly (Local Foodie's Fight)
    April 27, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Hahaha yeah I would imagine if I had a wine tasting to go to it would be one of those “oh I can just go for an extra long walk tonight” kind of nights! πŸ˜‰

  • Erin
    April 27, 2010 at 5:40 am

    I get BAD headaches as well…monthly. I feel ya. Currently trying 400mg Vit B2 each day, and progesterone cream…just a little each day. We’ll see…trying to find natural ways to combat them… But I feel ya girl…they are HORRIBLE>.. I hope you feel better today! drink! green smoothie, lots of water! πŸ™‚ feel better!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    April 27, 2010 at 5:46 am

    YIKES! doesn’t sound fun…the sad thing is wine does that to me regardless of running afterwards or not! hope your head feels better πŸ™‚

  • diana@mymarblerye
    April 27, 2010 at 6:01 am

    i always feel bad when you get your headaches..maybe you should hydrate the day BEFORE you plan to run as well?

  • Jordan
    April 27, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Ouch! That’s why I can’t drink in the middle of the day. I either have to continue drinking or just go to sleep right after. When I sober up (even if I try to rehydrate), I get excruciating headaches.

  • Rick
    April 27, 2010 at 6:10 am

    i always feel bad when you get your headaches..maybe you should hydrate the day BEFORE you plan to run as well?

  • Lindsey
    April 27, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I started taking walk breaks when I started running with a friend who hasn’t been running as long as I have – the end result was that I’ve run more miles, with less pain than I ever have. I’m a convert.

  • allison @ livingoneday
    April 27, 2010 at 6:17 am

    i love ball jars! i think everyone’s kitchens should be stocked with them. hope youre feeling better!

  • jen trinque
    April 27, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Hey, you did your five miles, right? I doubt I would have been able to do that after wine tasting! Maybe you could get one of those adorable dogs to lick your temples? No?

  • Stacey
    April 27, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Oh that’s to bad, and it came on so quickly. Hydrate and you’ll be better.

  • MMiller
    April 27, 2010 at 6:29 am

    So sorry about your headache Jenna! Hope you slept it away! Lesson learned, you won’t be doing that again for a while! I know I can’t drink, but occasionally do anyway…just 3 glasses of wine (not even large ones) and I was in bed for 2 days! I can handle one, that’s about it! I will have to try that coconut water next time I need to hydrate really well!

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing
    April 27, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I hope your head feels better soon!!

  • Jenny
    April 27, 2010 at 6:37 am

    I feel your pain rIght now!!

  • Brooke (Baking with Basil)
    April 27, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Those type of headaches are the worse! Hopefully you have been pounding applesauce jars full of water! Love that idea by the way!!

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy
    April 27, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Too bad for the headache! But that pureed banana sounds really good! πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    April 27, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Haha aww I’ve tried to work out after a little wine before, it never goes well.

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    April 27, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Ah you can’t live in the south and not have some Mason jars lying around. We eat out of those all the time!!! I love it! πŸ™‚

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    April 27, 2010 at 7:10 am

    haha, running after drinking is something i have NEVER attempted. good to know it’s a bad idea….now I will never have to feel guilty for opting for another glass of wine instead :).

  • Annie D.
    April 27, 2010 at 7:18 am

    AGREEE! I live out of mason jars. Eat, drink, mix, heat…. mason jars are my life. Oh and I use them as vases, too!

  • Laura Georgina
    April 27, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I’ve done the “fueled by wine” run thing before but to much less positive effect! It needs to be done again, though. Maybe the beer run is where it’s at?

    Seriously, though, hope your head is feeling better today. Migraines are a curse.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    April 27, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Wine tastings might not make the best pre-run fuel but they are sure are delicious!

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    April 27, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Wow. I can’t believe you actually made it through the fun before a headache came on. I would have been dying after a mile!

  • Karen
    April 27, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Jenna, I’ll share with you something from my Great Grandmother, and have many hooked on this as well, sounds goofy but it works and when I have a nasty migraine I’ll try anything, after popping my headache meds, in my case excedrin migraine, I soak a wash cloth with rubbing alcohol and lay it on my forehead, it soothes you to sleep and you’ll wake up with it gone, works everytime, Btw, bell jars are good for just about everything…..

  • Lauren (Health on the Run)
    April 27, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I’m impressed that you even tried to run after a wine tasting! I don’t think I’d ever be that motivated (or crazy, depends on how you look at it, haha :)) Sorry about your headache, but I hope it’s feeling better this morning!!

    Also, at my house I ONLY drink out of glass jars. I have tons of mason jars floating around from the canned sauce my dad makes for me and they are my favorite things to drink out of!! I’ll admit that I’ve never actually bought a set of cups in my life. While this is probably fine for my “young and single” stage, not so sure if the mason jars will fly at future dinner parties… πŸ˜‰

  • Amanda
    April 27, 2010 at 7:50 am

    OMG I feel you on this!! I have a 10 mile race this upcoming Sunday, and my birthday is tomorrow. So naturally, I went out with friends to celebrate last Saturday night. What about that 9 mile training run scheduled for Sunday?? Let’s just say that I was in bed with a hangover until 3, and then knocked out 9 miles!! I felt amazingly good, but all day yesterday had a headache and chugged water like it was no one’s business. Keep hydrating πŸ™‚

  • Lisa
    April 27, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Happens to the best of us! I once ate a Big Mac the evening before I was in a half marathon. Other people could have handled this but my body was not used to red meat. I was so sluggish and sick from it, we still laugh about my pre-run meal (in my defense I did have a pasta dinner later)!!!

  • Hailey S.
    April 27, 2010 at 8:08 am

    You are such a crack up.Love the bloggy and hope the headache goes away quick. I love your glass jars,way more fun to eat that way anyway!!

  • Steph-exercise physiologist and artist
    April 27, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Man sometimes wine give me the nastiest headaches!
    it’s not all the time, just sometimes.
    think it depends on the type/brand/mixing…
    I hope your head starts to feel better soon. I have never had one but I know they are BAD BAD BAD!!
    πŸ™ Your good food and rest will make you feel better soon.

  • Carter
    April 27, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I have 2 small children, and I stay at home with them. Come 5pm (or earlier), wine is NECESSARY. Not an option. Sometimes running is also needed when the husband gets home. It’s a tough call, so there is often wine, then a run, then water, and more wine. I like to call that The Perfect Evening.

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    April 27, 2010 at 8:13 am

    oh no! LOL I have been there before too! If I remember correctly, it took a little while for the pain to set in just like you! Hopefully you woke up feeling better. πŸ™‚

  • Steph-exercise physiologist and artist
    April 27, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Man sometimes wine give me the nastiest headaches!
    it’s not all the time, just sometimes.
    think it depends on the type/brand/mixing…
    I hope your head starts to feel better soon. I have never had one but I know they are BAD BAD BAD!!
    πŸ™ Your good food and rest will make you feel better soon.

  • Steph-exercise physiologist and artist
    April 27, 2010 at 8:22 am

    haha oops! double post.
    I hate when i do that πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    April 27, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I love the ambition of drinking and running! I’ve definitely met the girls for happy hour and hit the gym up afterward [and the reverse order]. Lots of water and electrolytes are key either way!

  • Lisa
    April 27, 2010 at 8:51 am

    You are a stronger person than me…if I lived in Napa Valley I’d become a full-fledged alcoholic. πŸ˜‰

  • Kacy
    April 27, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Well I applaud you for even making it out on the run. I would have taken a nap!

  • runnerforever
    April 27, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Sorry about the headache!
    That Amy’s indian meal looks way better than your average frozen meal! The feta really adds to it!

  • Clare
    April 27, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Jenna, I’m mostly a lurker and not much of a commenter but just wanted to say that I am loving the blog lately. You’re so funny and honest and it’s nice to see a food blogger that has such a balanced approach. I read a lot of food blogs and yours is definitely my favourite.
    Also to Carter (poster # 56): I too am a stay at home mom (three children 8 and under). I can seriously identify with the wine/exercise dilemma! Both are NECESSITIES.

  • Rachel @ Shedding It
    April 28, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Totally thought this title referred to a new wine diet…dammit.