I am trying to create a navigation menu with 2 functions in it... the website 'page' navigation links and 'action' buttons... sort of like this image http://skitch.com/christieday/gg2sr/dribbble-hunter-vision-nav-by-jeremiah-shaw
the navigation would have links to the appropriate pages as well as 2 buttons, 'log activity' and 'create route'.
The buttons of course behave differently than the navigation. They are primary calls to action on the site. The 'log' button opens a form on the same page, the 'create route' button leaves the page.
Im wondering if there is a way to combine links and buttons without confusing the user, and if there is an appropriate way to go about it.