Sunday, March 01, 2009

Lemons or Oranges?

We can grow lemons in the backyard, but this is what my oranges look like. The can is for reference purposes. Both of those oranges are from the same tree. The small shriveled orange was very bitter. The huge orange had no taste at all and was very dry.

We call them the Barry Bonds Oranges.

This is the second time I've run this route. I like new places to run and I like this run for a few reasons. Right around the one mile mark I run past a bunch of Orange trees. These are good oranges. They are in the median, so I assume they belong to the HOA. Hopefully, they don't mind if I eat one now and again. Around the 2 mile mark you'll see a series of lakes. If I want to extend this run to 6 or 7 miles, I can run on the trails along the lakes. On the corners before the 3rd and 4th miles are two drugstores. If I need a shot of sugar I can stop at these fuel stations.
I did that tonight. I stopped at Walgreens and got a Take Five. A candy bar with pretzels, caramel, peanuts, peanut butter and chocolate. 210 calories. 25 grams of carbs. I try not to eat these too often. But it was good and it gave me the pick up I needed.

As you can see on the graph. My splits after the PED -Performance Enhancing Dessert are far better. And to think, baseball wants to ban these. I ended up doing 5 miles in 56 minutes at 8 pm. I was going to run in the afternoon, but it was over 80 degrees.
The Shirt That Races
I have it now. The men's version. I'm the first one to wear it, so Arizona is the first state. I plan to run in it this Saturday at the Ostrich Festival 5k. Then I have a surprise for everyone on Sunday. We are still looking for others to wear it in races in all 50 states and in Canada. Are you running a race later in March? If you have a blog and want to wear it, write a race report and mail it to the next runner, you can be a star.

4 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

LOL, so the shriveled up one is WHAT part of Barry?

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I'm sure Barry would be proud...

...if he wasn't spending all his time in court that is.

Irene said...

Your tree might have some sort of parasite.

Adam said...

HAHAHA, wow, I laughed hard at the two oranges.

What does the shirt look like? I'd offer to wear it, but the weather here in the spring is SO variable that i'd be afriad that i'd have to have it on top of 4 layers or something....