Monday, April 12, 2010

Orange Soda + Zucchini = Not Good!

This morning I woke up earlier than usual planning on running 5 miles on the treadmill at the gym. I lacked the motivation to run yesterday and needed to make up for it on my training schedule. I felt a tad bit bloated but nothing unusual as I headed out the door to the gym. So thus I found myself 20 minutes (1.75 miles) into the run, rushing from the treadmill to the restroom stall in the women’s locker room at the gym. OMG! Thank the Lord I made it, but I felt like (and still do) like my innards are wreathing in toxic gases. Argh!

I blame it on the orange soda and zucchini that my dinner comprised of last night. I know it sounds like a rather weird combo, and I will admit that I’m not a well balanced type of eater to begin with. But for some unknown reason last night I found myself craving orange soda. Orange soda? It’s been years since I’ve had one but still the craving was there. Strange! So before I cut up and sautéed a HUGE zucchini in bit of olive oil and spices. I jumped in the car and ran to the local 7-11 to cure my craving.

Oh my! I’m paying for the whole combo-event today. I teased one of my fellow employees that the women’s restroom is annexed to my office today while I fast walked to it the 50th time. I would’ve called in sick but one of the gals has been out since (all last week) her husband passed away, and the other one had a doctor’s appt. So that really only leaves me as being in the office. So here I am trying to be the responsible one answering phones and performing my job duties between restroom visits. What a way to spend a Monday!?!

On a side note—Mary, the Popette, had a very lovely birthday luncheon at Mimi’s Café on Saturday. I realized I had forgotten my camera four blocks before I arrived at the restaurant. Go figure! So thus I do not have any recent photos to post of the event here, sorry. I gave her one of my oil paintings that she has admired for a while; Couple Along the Coast. She was pleasantly pleased with the gift.


  1. orange soda and anything equals not good.

  2. A little trick J taught me:
    Take a bit of savlon, like a tablespoon (savlon is an anti-septic) in a large glass of water.

    Have a chaser ready as this tastes revolting but it works!

  3. Yes, I have to agree that orange soda and anything equals not good. Unfortunately, I'm a student of the school of hard knocks. So first hand of bad experiences are rather a fact of life.

    Savlon with a chaser! I'll keep that in mind for the next time; which I hope there won't be or at least not for a while.