Love Me Some Tuna

Hi guys!

Thanks for all the sweet comments about my new ride 🙂 I really like it…and tomorrow morning at 9:00 I’m going for my first official ride! Don’t worry, I made a new friend at the bike shop today and we are going together for my first time so I don’t, like, freak out when I can’t get my shoes unclipped or something. No big deal. It should be interesting and fun! Remember, also that I am doing this to raise money for cancer research and I have pledged to raise $5,000 by May. If you feel compelled, I would greatly appreciate a donation! I know, I know..you can’t donate less than $20 apparently, but all I need is for 250 people to pledge $20 and then the goal will have been met. Pretty please!!

Anyways, I was pretty much on the go all day and made a big smoothie for a mid afternoon snack.

This bad boy contained 1/2 scoop Jay Robb protein, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 T chia seeds, 1 scoop chocolate superfood, 1/2 tsp xanthan gum and ice. So good!
After my shift at the studio, I met my friend for dinner close by. We went to Starks Steakhouse and naturally, I ordered seafood. I really don’t eat much steak (if you haven’t noticed) and typically ALWAYS order seafood when at steakhouses. Is that weird? Sometimes I find that steakhouses actually have the BEST seafood dishes! Well, they do in Florida anyways.
We ordered the dungeness crab “tater tots” as an appetizer because it sounded just way too interesting to pass up:

(I nearly burned my mouth off by eating one of those peppers in one big bite. Good thing there was pretty much the most amazing bread EVER to counteract the burn)

And I was so psyched to order tuna for my entree. I miss eating seafood all the time and love me some ahi tuna.

This was delicious. But it looks like a real steak, doesn’t it??! It was pretty rich though and I didn’t finish the whole thing. I also had a glass of merlot with my meal, which was delicious as well.
My plan is to go to bed early tonight then wake up early, write 500 words pre-bike ride, bike, go to power bootcamp class, and then come back and write 1,000 more words in the afternoon. We’ll see how that all plays out. Must get a good nights sleep first though!

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  • holly the healthy everythingtarian
    January 27, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    woooowoooo! that is the way to finish out the day – dungeness crab? YES PLEASE!

  • Ashley
    January 27, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Wow, your workout schedule is getting intense! Aweeesome! And…holy bread!!! mmm

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    January 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Mmmmm tuna steak!! I love getting the sashimi grade ones from Costco in the freezer section. They are amazing, cook up quickly, and are so much cheaper. I would never be able to pass up on anything with crab.


  • Jamie
    January 27, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    The difference between tuna here (SF Bay area) and the Midwest where I come from is incredible (quality and price!). Those “tater tots” look like they’d be fun to try make on your own.. maybe baked! This bike sounds dangerous – your shoes clamp onto the pedals? Hopefully you don’t don’t loose your balance!

  • Kerry @ Running on Faith
    January 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Good luck on your bike ride tomorrow!! Let us know how it goes 🙂

  • Jamie
    January 27, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I came across a blog that just posted about the shoe/pedal situation – http://greensandjeans.wordpress.com/ Thought it might be helpful, she sounds like a pro!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    January 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Sounds like a tiring day with all that exercise. Have fun!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    i love how dedicated you are to this book, and can’t wait to read it! looking forward to the bike ride too…i’d totally freak about the clips on my shoes if anything happened!

    good luck 🙂

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    January 27, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Everything looks so delish–and your photo in mirror with bike looks like you’ve lost weight with all the Yoga. Like pink & black together.

  • Whitney
    January 28, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I am so terrified of the strapped-in shoes! What happens if you loose your balance and your foot gets stuck? Tip over? I guess I’ve never actually seen that happen so I’m sure it’ll be easier than it looks!

    As for the donations–if I had $20 to spare I’d give to you! But I’m unemployed…broke…yeahhh

  • Becky
    January 28, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Regarding the donations, perhaps readers could team up together to make a $20 donation from a group of 2-3 readers. One reader could “front” the $20, and the others could then transfer money to each other using Paypal (or readers who are nearby each other could just hand over cash). That way, people could make smaller donations of $5 or $10 and contribute, even if they can’t afford a $20 donation. Just an idea.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 28, 2010 at 3:44 am

    I usually get seafood at steakhouses too – they have the best lobster!

  • amanda
    January 28, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Wow both your appetizer and tuna steak look so good. I am a huge fan of tuna, it fills you up like regular steak would

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 28, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Love tuna! Good luck on the writing and workouts today!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 28, 2010 at 4:22 am

    That tuna looks AWESOME! Gotta love a big piece of fish. 😀

  • Stephanie
    January 28, 2010 at 4:23 am

    ahhh yummm, love tuna steak!

  • Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life
    January 28, 2010 at 4:30 am

    that bread looks gorgeous! so buttery and fluffy!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    January 28, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Have fun on your new bike!! 😀

    Oh, and the tuna looks fabulous. I had a seered tuna for my first time last year and fell in love with such a flavorful fish!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 28, 2010 at 4:49 am

    man Jenna – you make friends so easily, what’s your secret . . . I’m horrible at meeting people. I’m so awkward!

    • jenna
      January 28, 2010 at 7:34 am


      hahahaha i feel the SAME way you do! I think this guy just felt sorry for me because I had no idea what I was doing or talking about at the bike shop so he offered to help. lol

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    January 28, 2010 at 4:50 am

    I always order seafood at steak houses, too…ahi tuna is one of my favorites. Looks delicious!

  • Ashlei
    January 28, 2010 at 4:51 am

    I love you new ride! Can’t wait to read about how it feels to ride it…I wish I had a cycling bike but my city is not very cycling friendly at all :/

    How did you get that Amazing Grass cup? Can you purchase them from their website?

  • M.
    January 28, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Since I have started looking more carefully into where my donations go (chose carefully for my 2 Haiti ones so far) and have been readin more in the news about charities,I think it’s worthwhile to know how they work.
    Could you ask Echelon what how the money is divided up…as in what percentage goes to administration,staff,expenses and what percentage of donation goes directly to cancer research?
    That would be great.
    Obviously every charity has costs of course ,but it is very enlightening to find out how they are working.It is good to keep groups accountable(which the majority of them are!)and good for us to know what we are giving to and educate ourselves more so we can truly give from the heart-knowledge empowers.
    Thanks so much.I do admire you!!

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    January 28, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I always try to order at steak places lately! Not gonna lie though…I eat like 1/4 of my bf’s steak cause it always looks so good!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    January 28, 2010 at 5:22 am

    i adooore tuna. that looks fantastic!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 28, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Yummmmm, looks amazing! Tuna is something I miss the most since having gone veg!

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life
    January 28, 2010 at 5:34 am

    ok that bread is to die for.. ahhhhhhhhh

  • Meg
    January 28, 2010 at 5:35 am

    I am from Florida too (Orlando area) and i totally agree!! I ALWAYS get seafood at steakhouses!! Maybe because we don’t have enough quality seafood restaurants in Central Florida, gotta get to the coast for those. But I always order Salmon or Tilapia at Outback, and I love ordering sashimi Tuna tacos at my favorite little place nearby!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    January 28, 2010 at 5:53 am

    that smoothie looks YUMMY! Sounds like you had a great dinner! My favorite was to eat Ahi Tuna is seared with a little lemon pepper on there, and then have some sort of raspberry chipotle sauce on the side!

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    January 28, 2010 at 5:55 am

    have fun tomorrow! word of advice: be careful when you come to a stop- the first few times I forgot I was clipped in and fell!! haha

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    January 28, 2010 at 5:58 am

    That smoothie sounds phenomenol!! Yum! A nice color change from the green smoothies ya usually see, too 🙂
    Glad you had such a lovely dinner!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    January 28, 2010 at 6:07 am

    I really admire you raising money for cancer research! I’ll try to make a donation

    I also love putting “gums” in my smoothies 🙂

  • Jenna
    January 28, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Good luck on the ride this morning!
    Seafood does look like steak! Bread looks delish!

  • Mae (OhhMay.Wordpress)
    January 28, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Tuna is, in my oppinion, richer than steak. (And you get to eat it rare-er!! Bonus!! :-D)
    It looks like a fantastic night and I can’t wait to hear about your first bike workout! Good luck with the fundraising… I know you can do it!

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    January 28, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Geez girl, have you lost that extra ten pounds yet? You’ve been burning calories like crazyyy.

    • jenna
      January 28, 2010 at 7:33 am


      I haven’t been trying to lose weight and I also haven’t been on a scale…so I really don’tknow!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 28, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Dungeoness crab and tuna steak? You showed the ocean who’s boss, that’s for sure. Looks incredible.

    Good luck with the biking adventure, it’s fortunate that you befriended a bike shop employee. I bet their knowledge will be more than helpful during your first cycling adventure.

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    January 28, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Wow, that looks exactly like real steak! And good!

  • Diana
    January 28, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Quite possibly the best looking meal I’ve seen in a while! Good luck with your ride!

  • Jil
    January 28, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Mmm tuna! It does look like a beef steak, haha. I rarrrrrely eat steak, but I will have it every once and a while if the mood suits me. That break looks delicious as well..yummm. Good luck with your ride!!

  • Sophie @ yumventures
    January 28, 2010 at 7:06 am

    I ADORE tuna steak! It is always something I order in restaurants, because the quality is always amazing =) Great pick, now I’m craving tuna at 10 am!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 28, 2010 at 7:10 am

    That tuna looks amazing!!!! I love Ahi Tuna, but I like it cooked medium.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 28, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I don’t like steak but Tuna Steak I love!

  • Katharine
    January 28, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Good luck on your run tomorrow!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 28, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I always order seafood at steakhouses too and your tuna looks incredible!!

  • Jenna
    January 28, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Oh how I LOVE Ahi Tuna. I could eat it anytime, anywhere. Very jealous of your meal!

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