I Dream of the Sea

Good Morning!

Gosh, I had the strangest dreams last night. I dreamt that all these sea creatures…whales, squid and seals were all over the place. Maybe I miss the ocean?! 😉

I’m so excited because MY BIKE is in!!!!!!!! I am going to the bike store today to pick it up and get pedals and shoes. SO EXCITING!!!! I feel like I also should get a bike rack for my car? That might be useful in the long run.

Anyways, just ate a grapefruit and some egg white oats:


I think grapefruit is one of the most “quenching” fruits that there is. Some people don’t like the flavor but I crave it. Winter citrus is sort of amazing.
I’m off to yoga then I’m working at the studio this morning. See you later!

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  • Jen
    January 27, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Hooray for the new bike! I can’t wait to see pics of it! I’d recommend getting a bike rack if you can. I fought it for a year but then I got one and I’m glad I did. They are very handy – esp. if you need to transport more than one bike. Get one with a built-in cable lock.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 27, 2010 at 8:04 am

    I never used to like grapefruit, but you’re right – they are suberb for rehydrating (especially after hot yoga!). I like to top grapefruit halves with a bit of brown sugar and broil until caramelized.

  • Evan Thomas
    January 27, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I’ve tried to get into grapefruit but it’s just too sour for me! Oh well

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I also crave grapefruit. Sometimes it is the only thing that quenches my thirst!

  • Molly @thevegandorm
    January 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Grapefruit is my favorite fruit! Love it!

  • Stephanie
    January 27, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I tried egg whites for the first time in my oats this weekend and you are SO right! they make them soo amazingly creamy and wonderful!

    I love grapefruit and especially grapefruit juice. I’m weird though and can’t stand any of the white pulpy skin so I tear off everything and eat only the juicy fruit 🙂

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 27, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Grapefruit is always so refreshing to me 🙂

    So exciting about your bike!

  • M.
    January 27, 2010 at 8:14 am

    That is so awesome you can do yoga almost daily by working at studio.But how do you survive financially? Hopefully your book is giving you a good advance cause I know Cali living ain’t cheap!

    • jenna
      January 27, 2010 at 8:17 am


      I actually am very blessed in that I can support myself by blogging. I also write freelance and do have an advance check that was paid to me by my publisher.

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    January 27, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Hoooray, glad you bike came in. Can’t wait to see your progress with the training!

  • Ashlei
    January 27, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I love grapefruit – mostly pink or ruby red though. Actually I was going to have some when I get home..really looking forward to it 🙂

  • Katharine
    January 27, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I’m sure you answered this a million times before, but how exactly do you make your egg white oats? Microwave or stovetop? If you could direct me to a place where you’ve previously posted the recipe I’d be very grateful. 🙂

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    January 27, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I love the flavor of grapefruit. When the weather gets cold I crave it. I think because that’s the time I always eat it and it’s nostalgic.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 27, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Woo hoo! Enjoy your bike! 😀

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    January 27, 2010 at 8:17 am

    You’re turning into such a California girl. I can just see you riding that bike all over the coast.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    January 27, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I really love grapefruit this time of year, I need to get some. I love putting it in the oven with a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon. Yum 🙂

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    January 27, 2010 at 8:18 am

    So fun! I love new toys, I mean I know it’s not a “toy” but it’s new and it will be shiny. 😉 It’s just another step towards the big race! Congratulations on your new bike!

  • eatmovelove
    January 27, 2010 at 8:23 am

    weird dream! congrats on the bike.
    are you able to write while you work at the studio?
    also about your book – did you have something already written/ most of it prepared before you got the advance?? that’s EXTREMELY DIFFCIULT TO GET CHICK!! congrats.

  • Lucy
    January 27, 2010 at 8:23 am

    hi jenna, just curious, in general when you make things with egg whites do you just throw away the yolks or is there a way (or any good reason) to save them? also, what kind of bike did you get? my hubs and i are looking into buying bikes, mostly for fun but also potentially for “fun” races or bike trips…any suggestions?

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    January 27, 2010 at 8:24 am

    So exciting about the bike- enjoy!!! My road bike fits in my civic back seat, so you might not need a rack depending on what kind of car you have.

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    January 27, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Oooo how fun!!! I am dying to hop on my bike – but, oh wait – there’s 2 feet of snow on the ground. 🙁 Spring can’t come soon enough for this girl!

    Take a bike ride by the ocean for me, will ya? 😉

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    January 27, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I hate grapefruit. I wish I liked it, but it’s just so bitter!!

    I miss the ocean too, sometimes. I live within 10 minutes of it, but I rarely get over there. Funny.

  • Abby
    January 27, 2010 at 8:25 am

    ILOVE grapefruit! And I want a bike, too! My husband and I started looking for one for me!

  • Ameena
    January 27, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I love pink grapefruit…Trader Joe’s and Costco have the best ones!

  • Runeatrepeat
    January 27, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I think working at a yoga studio sounds like fun 🙂 Have a good day!

  • swimsutra
    January 27, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Ah, I love grapefruit. And I love peeling & eating it by the sections like that (not in the halves with the little sections like at brunch). Had one with breakfast. That plus poms make winter more bearable!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 27, 2010 at 8:28 am

    hurray for the new bike! a bike rack is probably a must-do, because it’s likely you’ll fall in love with it and want to take your bike everywhere 🙂

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 27, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I agree with your sentiment on grapefruit. It is pretty spectacular.

    The bike rack certainly sounds like a good investment that’ll be extremely helpful. Also, Lake Tahoe isn’t too far off from where you’re at. I highly recommend you check out some of the gorgeous biking trails over there! I’m completely biased, though, because Tahoe is one of my favorite places on the planet.

  • Heidi (Fighting with Food)
    January 27, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I thought that I was the only one who peeled and ate grapefruit like an orange – no sweetener needed. It definitely is a “quencher.”
    Enjoy yoga!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 27, 2010 at 8:33 am

    YAY! that is exciting news!!!

  • Mama J
    January 27, 2010 at 8:34 am

    hi elr fans! i am doing an oikos giveaway today and just wanted to spread the love. i know this is a greek yogurt lovin’ crowd over here! 🙂

  • Mama Pea
    January 27, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Maybe you just need to watch “Little Mermaid?” I have two grapefruit in my fridge RIGHT now that are calling to me!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    January 27, 2010 at 8:36 am

    yummm, i love grapefruit too. actually a good thing to eat for a dehydrating hangover 🙂

  • Jenna
    January 27, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I have never tried grapefruit before!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    January 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Have a great day and ENJOY YOUR BIKE!!!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    January 27, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Congrats on the bike 😀
    I find grapefruit a little to sour for my liking. But if you sprinkle some type of sugar on top…it’s really good!

  • Therese
    January 27, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Check out the pizza the hubs and I made last night 🙂

    It’s based off of Giordano’s recipe deep dish and it was sooooo good. Sometimes you just want the real deal!

  • Julia
    January 27, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I like the grapefruit too, but I prefer the one from Florida…That one is so much sweeter and nicer than the ones here in Europe…

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 27, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I always feel like I’m eating fruity dirt when I eat grapefruit

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 27, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Yay for your bike!!!

    Sounds like an odd dream. I think dreams really do tell us something. I had a dream about my ex last night… i’d rather dream about sea creatures!!!

  • katie
    January 27, 2010 at 9:44 am


    Kind of random and not sure how far this is from you, but saw the great deal and thought of you. Wouldn’t this be a lovely overnight getaway??

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 27, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Can’t wait to see the new bike! How did you pick it?

  • Chloe @ Project Live Well
    January 27, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I’ve noticed you often post about weird dreams!! Dreams have meanings, I’m certain.

    I like grapefruit – very healthy too!


  • Ally
    January 27, 2010 at 10:04 am

    What kind of bike did you get Jenna? I want a road bike SOOOO bad. But I really can’t afford it 🙁 I’ve been trying to save up for the spring but other things keep coming up that I need money for!

  • Allison K
    January 27, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I love grapefruit with a little sugar on top! Otherwise it’s too bitter for me. And I def. reccomend getting a bike rack. So convenient.

  • Karla
    January 27, 2010 at 10:31 am

    New bike!! How exciting!
    I’m definitely not a cyclist but the idea of it sounds fun! I wish I were a little more comfortable on a bike.

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances
    January 27, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Hi Jenna, perhaps this question has been asked before and I missed it – how do you get to trade working at yoga studios for free sessions? (I think that’s how you explained it) I believe you did the same thing in another city as well… What a sweet deal! Do you get to do that because you are a well-known blogger (and you promise to blog about the studio) or… for some other reason?

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Hey, the pacific is pretty close! At least you’re not completely landlocked like yours truly 🙁

    Have a great day!

  • Jordan @ Wiseman Tea
    January 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

    So excited to hear you are biking! I recently bought a bike and it has changed my life. I live in Chicago and its perfect for getting around and getting to class. It is also great for your mind, better circulation is great for thinking. Peddle forth, I hope you enjoy your new wheels!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    January 27, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I am one of those people who doesn’t like the flavor of grapefruits. Wish I did!

  • beerab
    January 27, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Get a good one- my husband bought a cheap one that damaged the paint on my car- needless to say I wasn’t pleased!

  • Casey
    January 27, 2010 at 11:32 am

    What kind of bike did you get? I really want to get a new bike, someone stole mine in September! Don’t forget to lock it up at night!!

  • Deborah
    January 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    What kind of bike? Sounds like a street bike verses mountain bike. And yes, get a rack for your car. One of the best purchases I ever made!

    P.S. I too miss the ocean.

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    January 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Grapefruits are my favorite thing to juice EVER. I rarely eat them, but especially combined with some carrots, they = the best. juice. ever.
    Have a good one!

  • Kristin
    January 27, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Grapefruit is actually my favorite citrus fruit but only red!

  • saveacat
    January 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    What were the sea creatures trying to do in your dream? was it peaceful? My therapist always reminds we dream to work through things that are happening while we are awake!

  • Kristin
    January 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I just left a comment about dreams. Why do my comments never show up?

  • Karen
    January 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    good luck with the new bike, but as an avid biker I would stress that you get used to the bike first before you get the shoes and clips, you will fall when you’re getting used to them…the road bike is so different than a hybrid, it handles very differently… Have fun..

  • ShutupandRun
    January 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Have you tried the fruit naturals grapefruit? So easy and so good.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    If I didn’t have my big van a bike rack would be very necessary. Especially with all the riding you’ll be doing.

  • Cara
    January 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Congratulations on the bike! I am a cyclist and I think you will soon learn that Sonoma County is some of the best riding in the country! My two pieces of advice:
    1. Be very careful learning with your clip in shoes. You will fall. I know it sounds harsh, but it happens to everyone. My knees have the scars to prove how fun those darling little clip ins can be. 🙂
    2. Someone mentioned getting a lock, but I will pass on the advice I got when buying my nice road bike. You don’t need a lock because you should never need to lock it up. Meaning, it should live in your house and you should never leave it alone anywhere that it would need a lock, otherwise it will get stolen. Not too fun to think of I know, but I have known many people who have had their nice bikes stolen.

    Have fun!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    January 27, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    yay re the bike! Can’t wait to see it 🙂

  • Ariffa
    January 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    mmm I used to hate grapefruit but the more bitter i get the sweeter they get! =D

  • Jil
    January 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I used to dislike grapefruit — but after trying your trick..overnight with the honey on top — I’m obsessed.

  • M.
    January 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks for reply Jenna.I must say I am very impressed that you have built a living from your blogging /freelancing already in life.That is such a cool story in itself how this evolved.
    And did you ever think you could make a living from your blog(that beats a 9 to 5 job ANYDAY ,plus so many just blog for free!)
    I know you didn’t start blogging for money,but that is really so cool you are now able to live off it.Bravo you creative entrepreneur,bravo!

  • amy
    January 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    hey jenna,

    I have been noticing a lot of tempeh recently. what is your recommended way of preparation?

    • jenna
      January 28, 2010 at 7:36 am


      Honestly, all the tempeh I have been eating recently has totally just been raw, straight from the package with no preparation. It took a little getting used to but actually I like the taste. However, you could also simmer the tempeh for 10 minutes in water to make it less bitter!

  • Mom
    January 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Honey on top of grapefruit is how my children were raised!!