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Headed West

Happy Humpday!

I’m getting ready for a super long day of traveling. Its not so bad traveling from west to east but going back west is always a backbreaker because of the time change. Ugh. I didn’t really sleep well last night so I’m hoping to catch some zzz’s on the plane (even though typically I cannot fall asleep on airplanes!).

Last night I threw together a really quick and simple dinner at the house. Spinach salad with broccoli, blueberries and Annie’s raspberry vinegarette:

And whole wheat pasta with Amy’s sauce, a can of tuna and hot pepper flakes. It actually works!

After dinner Christie and I saw The Last Song!!!! Don’t be hatin’ on poor Miley. The movie was actually super cute and we sobbed our eyes out. I liked Dear John more but this was a perfect girly movie to see with your best friend. I snacked on a larabar during the movie.
This morning I woke up, had a piece of wheat bread with pumpkin butter and then ran a quick 2 miles down King Street and back. I heart King Street SO much…tried to soak it all up before heading 3,000 miles away. Breakfast was oatmeal made with water, 2 egg whites, half a banana, blueberries and almond butter:

I’m gathering all my stuff and heading out the door. I have a super short connection in Atlanta so keep your fingers crossed that I make my flight! Eeek! πŸ˜‰

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    Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    April 7, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Have a safe trip Jenna! And I love the idea of mixing a can of tuna into wheat pasta and sauce.. I’m going to have to try it!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    April 7, 2010 at 7:09 am

    hope you have a fun and safe trip! i’m a little scared to try tuna with marinara, but i bet it tastes great with the hot pepper flakes!

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    April 7, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Have a safe flight!!! Yucky time change… I would hate that! But you’ll be back to the South before you know it!

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    Christie {Honoring Health}
    April 7, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Travel safe!

    When my husband and I first met, he wanted to cook for me and he can not cook at all. At the time I was a pescatarian so he googled what to cook for me and make me tuna with marinara!

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    Evan Thomas
    April 7, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Time changes are the worst. Have safe travels!

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    April 7, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Hmmm, oats.
    Have a safe trip!

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    April 7, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Have a safe flight. Hope you catch some zzz’s!

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    April 7, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Have a safe trip home Jenna!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet
    April 7, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Have a safe flight! πŸ™‚

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    April 7, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Hope you get plenty of rest on the plane! Safe travels!

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    Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    April 7, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Have a good trip!!

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    April 7, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Have a safe trip! At least when you get home, it will still be relatively early, right?

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    April 7, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I hope you have a safe trip!

    that salad looks great. I love berries in salads.

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    April 7, 2010 at 7:52 am

    I’ve been having a similar salad most nights. Just feels springy to me.

    Hope you travel well.

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    April 7, 2010 at 7:58 am

    have a safe and quick flight home! with all made connections!

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    April 7, 2010 at 7:59 am

    have a safe trip!!

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    April 7, 2010 at 8:00 am

    YUUUM – only delicious eats!
    Blueberries in a salad? Deliciouness πŸ˜‰
    Have a great trip, Jenna!
    Brazilian XOXOΒ΄s,

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    Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    April 7, 2010 at 8:09 am

    East/west is always harder than west/east. Flying back to the UK from Aus is always far more exhausting (although it might be because I’m less excited!).

    Take care and have a good trip πŸ™‚

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    April 7, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Safe travels Jenna! You will be back before you know it!

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    April 7, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I always forget about putting fruit on salad and it’s really tasty! Have you tried the Kraft Light Raspberry Vinaigrette? It’s low in calories and really yummy!

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    April 7, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Canned tuna in pasta? I’ll have to try that. Sounds like an economical way to incorporate more protein in the carb-saturated dish.

    Have a safe, pleasant trip!

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    April 7, 2010 at 8:29 am

    have a safe trip!

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    Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    April 7, 2010 at 8:32 am

    have a wonderful trip!

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    Kelly B (at Local Foodie Fight)
    April 7, 2010 at 8:42 am

    hahah that movie dos not look good but I guess you can’t judge a…movie…by it’s…trailer?
    Have a safe trip, hope you get some sleep on the plane!

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    Carly @ The Road To Health
    April 7, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Love your blog Jenna!
    Good call on the whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce and tuna! Definitely will try that.
    Hope you have a great trip!


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    April 7, 2010 at 9:01 am

    i know what you mean about the time adjustment… i used to live in los angeles and traveling between there and virginia gave me the worst jet lag!

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    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    April 7, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I love me some Miley Cirus – I’m not ashamed to say that “Party in the U.S.A” is on all of my running playlists πŸ™‚

    Blueberries! Can’t wait till they are in-season in the Northeast.

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    April 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Have a safe trip to the west coast!

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    April 7, 2010 at 9:21 am

    looks good as always!

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    April 7, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Have a safe trip!! I hope you have a good time πŸ™‚

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    Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    April 7, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Enjoy your travel day — I spent 36 hours yesterday traveling from New Zealand back home to DC, so I can definitely relate. It’s a killer but always fun heading home.

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    April 7, 2010 at 9:55 am

    *fingers crossed* Have a safe flight!

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    April 7, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I’m glad you had a good visit down south, good luck traveling!

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    April 7, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Ooohh – short connections always = missed flights for me:( – bad stories…good luck πŸ˜‰
    Pasta looks delish!
    I’m doing a giveaway if anyone wishes to enter by the way.

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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    April 7, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I really enjoy tuna in pasta with red sauce… Miley Cyrus though? Not so much… πŸ™‚

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    April 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

    food blogland is getting infinitely more photogenic with the return of spring/summer produce! im jealous of your fresh bloobs! i havent had my “firsts” of the season yet!

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    Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    April 7, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Have a safe trip!


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    Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    April 7, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Have a safe trip!


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    April 7, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Happy travels home!! The pasta/tuna/sauce thing actually sounds really good. I haven’t eaten tuna in so long since my husband claims it smells like cat food and gags whenever I have it…charmer!

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    April 7, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Ew, that tuna pasta thing sounds yuck! But that’s just ’cause I despise tuna. πŸ™‚
    I agree about The Last Song. I didn’t want to see it because of Miley but I ended up loving it! Dear John was better but Miley did a pretty good job.

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    April 7, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Yummy pasta! I love spaghetti with tuna ! The spinach salad looked very good too!
    Jenna, do you ever get bored with eating so healthy ? I sure do. That is why one week I’ll eat super healthy and then the next its junk food galore. I get bored with foods very easily……sigh !

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      April 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm


      hahahahaha I really don’t feel like I DO eat so healthy all the time! While “junk food” has never really been my thing, I do love Haribo gummy bears, red wine, chocolate, falaful and chick fila waffle fries….hehehe πŸ˜‰

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    April 7, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Good luck with the transfer, safe travels!

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    April 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Aww, I’m glad The Last Song was good – I feel bad for Miley, she gets ragged on way too much. I mean she’s only, what? 17? Anyway, that salad is beauuutiful! Good luck with your travels and getting some sleep!

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    April 7, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I have to disagree about the time change – I think going from west to east is MUCH harder! (I do it a lot living in NYC with both my parents and husbands’ parents on the West Coast.) When I’m heading west, it’s always easy to fall asleep that night because I’m so tired. However, once I’m adjusted to West Coast Time, it’s SO hard to go back east because it is impossible to fall asleep at a reasonable time! Anyone else agree?

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    April 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Have a safe flight and hope everything goes well. At least you are also heading back to a beautiful city.

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    Beth (Blessed and Inspired)
    April 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Jenna – I thought you might enjoy this article on food blogging from yesterday’s NYT:

    Safe travels!

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    Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    April 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Safe travels my dear!

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    April 7, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Oh man, I LOVE Amy’s sauce, pricey but so worth it!
    Have a great trip!

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    April 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    i always felt going east was harder because you “lose” hours instead of gaining three

    Have a safe flight!

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    April 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I know the time change thing too well. From Kentucky to Japan is a 13 hour difference during Daylight Saving Time, so going home in August should be very interesting.

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    April 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I hope your flight goes well and that you adjust to the time change quickly!

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    April 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Oats mixed with egg whites, really?!?!?! Hmmm I’ll have to give this a try!! Hope you have a great trip!


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    April 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    have a good trip! i need to try egg whites in my oatmeal.

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    Whitney and Courtney
    April 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    The last song was an amazing movie, and i love love love miley! lol. I think just about every girl cried. Your oats look yummy, blueberries make food just look great=)


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    Steph-exercise physiologist and artist
    April 8, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Good Luck Jenna!!!
    Hope your trip isnt too draining but you are right about the trip from east to west being harder.

    I am going to San Fran in June for business and I cant wait!!

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    Amanda Goss
    April 8, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Hi Jenna,
    just curious…I am the one who won that “cycling floral hat” and I’m having mail trouble and since it hasn’t arrived I was wondering if it my address that is the problem or maybe you didn’t mail it yet. Just curious!

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    April 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Hopefully your trip hasn’t been too terrible!

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    April 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    all the disposable bowls; I’ve seen that pattern before! Atl airport wouldn’t take so long to connect if it weren’t for the confused out-of-towners trying to get around. If you know where to go, you’ll be fine!

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