Monday, July 24, 2006

Frankenstein's shake

No, I haven't taken up drinking pea soup in a glass. For today's breakfast and a cardio recovery shake, I used a free sample of something called 100% Greens & Whey. I knew it wouldn't be pretty because it's, well, green. So I went ahead and threw color-caution to the wind, adding another shake mix, a banana, strawberries, Coromega (orange omega-3 supplement), and blueberry yogurt.

Blind people would probably love this shake. It tasted great. I, however, wonder how I'll be able to pull the other half of the shake out of the fridge tomorrow and drink it without thinking, "It's alive! It's alive!". Do you see the little bits of thingies floating through?

In other news, I succeeded in getting up in time for a 7:00 morning run, but it was already too warm for my taste about half-way through.

I do have to say, it's fun trying to figure out what people are thinking when they not-so-subtly and not-so-briefly stare at me. Yesterday, for example, a man pulling out of a side street looked at me on my bicycle as if I had two heads. I don't have any active theories on what he was thinking.

But today, when a truck actually slowed down to get a better look at me stretching, I developed a list of possibilities:

a) Ew, look at that fat girl trying to exercise.
b) Wow, look at that beautiful plus-size woman exercising where we can enjoy the view.
c) Is she really wearing a skirt for running?
d) Wow, that skirt's a little short! (This last could be good or bad.)

All in all, however, I have to say: despite all my fears of being looked upon negatively, all I see are smiles around me. Another benefit of running.

Stats: 2.45 miles in 34:47. Overall pace: 14:12/mi. Flat course.


h0pfr0g said...

Personally, I think it is (b). :)

guava said...

Hi. Just clicked on your signature from John Stone Fitness Forums. Love your sense of humor and balanced outlook. I wish JSF had more people like you.

"Blind people would probably love this shake." LOL

I like your list of possibilities. I can add
e) Weird. I didn't realize anybody actually still exercised nowadays.

Karen said...

Hey guava, I recognize your name from the forums! Glad to have you pop by and thanks for the kind words.

I LOVE your addition to the list!!