Nike Women’s Half Marathon Recap

Happy Tuesday! I wanted to share some pics from the Nike Women’s half marathon a few weekends ago. I’ve also posted some of these on my Facebook and Instagram, so apologies for the repeats! This was a PHENOMENAL race. Nike always does such an amazing job, and this is by far my favorite race to date (well, maybe right after Paris).

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 We started by going to the expo in Union Square. The energy is unreal. To have so many runners in the same place, just as excited as I am makes for such an exciting atmosphere.

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Jeff and I goofing around at the expo. Always making an excuse to flex. They had a ton of great photo ops, high energy music and plenty of swag. 😉


While we were downtown I couldn’t help but stop by Nike Town to pick up a few things for the race. 🙂

Sports bra: here / shorts: here

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Selfie at the starting line!

Hat: here

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I loved the colors in this shot! There were literally hundreds of people swarming the streets at the starting line. Such an amazing feeling!

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 After training and completing this race, this is the strongest I’ve felt both mentally and physically. I’ve dedicated myself to every single run and to this very goal. I’ve made a decision to PR each race that comes my way, each making me even stronger, even more determined and even more passionate about my goals. Half marathons are where my heart is, and I look forward to getting faster and faster each race. I couldnt have been more excited to PR at 1:58…my goal was under 2 and there was no way that I would not let that happen. I abosolutely loved the course, and when mile 10 (the dreadful uphill) came around there was nothing that would stop me. Running is just one of those things that makes me happiest! Can’t wait until next year. 🙂

Have any of you run the Nike Marathon? If so, please do share your thoughts about the race!

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Breakfast Ideas + New Recipe

I’m always on the hunt for new food ideas, so I thought I’d share a few of my new on-the-go  breakfast go-to’s here with you guys. I work a 9-5 so it’s nearly impossible to cook a healthy breakfast in the morning before work. I was packing an oatmeal each morning, but I felt like I needed to mix things up a bit. Here are a few ideas that I’ve been loving lately:

Egg and vegetable frittata

Ingredients: 4 whole eggs, 16 oz carton of liquid egg whites, 1 sliced green bell pepper, 1/2 white onion sliced, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tomato diced, cumin, oregano, salt, chili powder to taste

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat a large oven safe saute pan on high. Saute bell pepper and onion with olive oil until soft. Gradually add the spices to your liking. Remove from heat. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and egg whites, then add them to the vegetable mixture. Add diced tomatoes. Put pan in preheated oven and cook for 10-12 minutes. If your diet allows, add cheese, guacamole or hot sauce to  top!

I’ve been experimenting with different veggies and spices, and this has been my favorite so far. Please comment if you have any ideas for different ingredients to add! Also this is great to cook a batch on Sunday and bring to work each morning.

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This pecan pumpkin oatmeal from Trader Joes

If you haven’t been to Trader Joes recently, you are missing out! They are fully stocked with pumpkin everything. This oatmeal adds great flavor to my normal morning oats. Also another easy thing to grab in the morning and bring to work.


Protein Pancakes from flap Jacked

These are delicous, and so quick and easy to make. I love pancakes on the weekends, it feels like an extra treat. With this mixture, all you have to do is mix with water and heat on the stove. I topped mine with coconut chips in this picture. Here is the website for more info:

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Pumpkin spice coffee from Trader Joes

My new favorite coffee…of course it’s pumpkin again!



What are some of your breakfast favorites? Please do share!

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fitmob and MobTribe / Athleta Gift Card Giveaway

Logo-Full-Large Happy Monday! Whenever I come across a new workout, you know I love sharing with you guys. 🙂 Have you guys heard of fitmob? fitmob offers fun and challenging workouts with top trainers in various neighborhoods in the bay area. Workouts range from cardio, strength training, to dance and yoga, also both indoor and outdoor. Unlike any gym membership, fitmob members can workout in various neighborhoods nearby, and pay weekly. The best part, members are rewarded for working out, so the more you workout, the less you pay each week! Sounds pretty cool right? CE1_7762 CE2_7187 Well if that wasn’t enough, now fitmob is offering a new program called MobTribes. MobTribes is a shared personal training program that is affordable, fun and combines the coaching of a trainer with the motivation from a team. Its a group of 2-6 people matched with a top rated certified trainer handpicked by fitmob that can meet at any location picked by the tribe. MobTribes is easy to use using an app which allows you to check in with your trainer and tribe. And sharing makes it more affordable! The cost is $34 per session if you commit to 12 sessions. And if you invite your friends, you and your friends only pay $29 per session. 10-6-2014 2-54-05 PM MobTribes-300x250

If you’re looking for a training buddy, be sure to check out MobTribes!

More information about the program can be found here.

fitbmob has been kind enough to host a GIVEAWAY!

1 winner will receive a $25 Athleta gift card.

To enter:

  1. “Like” the fitmob Facebook page
  2. Follow fitmob on Twitter
  3. Tweet about the giveaway and be sure to tag @jennapardini and @fitmobapp

Winner will be announced October 31st. Good luck!

(Please note, those who enter may be contacted by the brand via email)

*A big thank you to Sverve and fitmob for sponsoring this post.

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