Friday, June 26, 2009

Us strange runners

Not a lot going on lately. I've been keeping up with running every other day, and my leg/knee/ITB all seem content.

I did take an extra day off on Wednesday, but opted to do a nice lengthy hill walk instead of running. I've been wanting to do hill runs (I know, so weird), but figured that was a better approach to getting something like that in.

On Thursday, there was a hellacious storm that was going to come through. I proved, once again, to my wife that I am a nut, and went out anyway. The weather was hot and humid, and the wind was fierce. Big dark clouds on the horizon, dancing with internal light. A storm was a-comin'.

Of course, while out there, I saw another runner, and we gave each other the knowing nod & smile. I mean, what nuts would be out there with a thunderstorm on the horizon? Me and him. Us strange runners. (You know you'd be out there too.) He was a pro.. he had a Camelbak on. I saw that and was wondering, "Hmm.. what's in there?" I probably would have taken a sip, it was so humid out. (I could have brought my own, but alas.. I didn't.)

Other than that, the run went well. I lengthened my run time and was a bit more methodical in mixing in the Galloway walk breaks. It was a run one mile, walk one minute ratio. All in all, the run went well, and the pace was still pretty decent. I made it home, dry and un-electrocuted.

Has anyone tried the 'Tacos at Midnight' flavor of Doritos? (I know, not exactly healthy eating fare, but that's how I roll.) All I have to say is this.. they nailed it. Totally good taco flavor on a chip.

I tried the 'Last Call Jalepeno Popper' flavor, and it was ok, but not stellar. The taco flavor, though.. Wow. Really good. Definitely worth picking up a second bag. Takes me back to the days of eating at Taco Maker, which is no longer in our area (and hasn't been for years and years. :( ).

Alright everyone, have a great weekend. Keep on rockin'.


Carolina John said...

haha, i like the blue cheese and hot wing flavor of doritos. the combo is astounding.

try taking big hills on the bike. tough climbs are way more fun on the bike than running, and the resulting musculature strengthening will balance those hard working running muscles nicely. that alone will fix most knee/itb/etc issues you may have been feeling.

spitzer? that's all i'm saying.

Tammy said...

Nope, I'll run in the pouring rain, but I won't run when there is thunder and lightning.

I'll have to try that flavor. My fave is the Cool Ranch, but I always liked the original Taco Doritos too.

Shannon said...

Thanks for the junk food tip!

Denise said...

I'm starving and love doritos. Good thing we already went grocery shopping today!

AKA Alice said...

I LOVE original Doritos although I never buy them because I'd eat the whole bag in one sitting (absolutely no self control...none whatsoever!)

Andrew said...

I don't remember Taco Maker. Was it over where the ChiChi's was?

Mel-2nd Chances said...

haven't seen those chips yet! And yes, may have been out there in the rain, not sure about the thunder and lightening though LOL. Well done.

X-Country2 said...

Doritos are like crack to me. I can't have them in the house or I'll eat them until I'm sick.

joyRuN said...

DAMMIT! What am I thinking?

Guess, just guess.

Thanks to you, I'm thinking about NOTHING except yummy taco flavored Doritos.

Xenia said...

I don't know whether or not to be upset or happy that I don't live in the states right now. I'd eat those taco Doritos like they were going out of style.

Good job on avoiding electrocution. I'm sure the wife was grateful. :)

Lacey Nicole said...

wow crazy flavor!!! i like their bag design, reminds me of diners, drive-ins, and dives,... lol!!!! :)

MCM Mama said...

I'd be totally craving those chips, but luckily I'm drinking a "that's what I'm talkin' bout" oatmeal stout from Pearl Street Brewing. Good beer trumps junk food every time. ;o)