Thursday, January 14, 2010

Throwback Pepsi, Running, and bodybuilding

Things here on the home front, and by that I of course mean the hotel, have been very busy. Therefore, you get bullets!

  • Has anyone else seen these throwback Pepsi commercials? They are making a big deal out of the fact that it is “made with real sugar”….. What the F*ck is it made with normally!? My guess is either bits of ground up leprechauns or the sweat from a pregnant bison. “Secret formula” my ass.
  • Even though I’ve been sick, I’m back into the swing of running. T,W,Th I’ve knocked out 7,4,4 miles. My own little mini marathon taper. Speed has been good, but my legs are more tired than Eyore from Whinny the poo on sedatives. Not a good thing during a marathon week.
  • The main reason why my legs have been tired is because I’m trying TRYING to get back into lifting weights. I thought that I was easing in by only doing body weight resistance via lunges, sit squats, crunches, and some yoga poses. As a result I’ve been sore. Really sore. Sore in parts of your body that should not be sore for best "non-running performance" – if you catch my drift.
  • I’m going home for the first time in two weeks today. I couldn’t be more excited. Since I was chugging NyQuil in Chicago last weekend, the bills have piled up and I’m sure the lawn is so long that small children could get lost….but it will totally be worth it to hang out at “home”.

Stay tuned for a marathon preview post tomorrow. Bullets are so much fun I just may do them again!! Until then, I’ll be savoring the sweet sweet taste of real sugar – or leprechauns.

10 comments:

BrianFlash said...

Say it with me, "High fructose corn syrup"

Real sugar is definitely better!

Christy said...

Bullets...I'm a technical writer by trade, and let me tell ya, I love me some bullets!

And I'm not onboard with the whole throwback thing...even people on FB are posting profile pics of themselves from 3rd grade. WTF?!

jeffg said...

Homer voice.... "MMmmmmmm bison sweat..."

Bob Hazen said...

I turned to my wife just the other day asking her WTF? On the Pespi commercials.

The cost of pure sugar must have dipped.......

The Sean said...

I'll have to remember your excuses for adversely affected non-running running activities next time... I mean if... I ever need them...

Vincent said...

Sore in "Non-running performance" areas, HA!

good luck with the marathon

Morgan said...

Ok I have nothing witty to comment but I'm totally cracking up at everyone else's!

Also - Yay for going home!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Enjoy the taper, you're running a marathon already! I'm sure you mentioned it in a post already, and I'm just losing my mind, but wow! Hope the... uh... non-running performance soreness!

OhMyLaughter said...

Okay, now I'm not sure about this but I THINK Pepsi means to emphasize cane sugar. Which I guess is how the beverage used to be made.

There is such thing as a "Dublin Dr. Pepper." Made in Dublin, TX. When I was in Ft. Worth my friends there said I had to try it. This is made with cane sugar and comes in a little glass bottle. Definitely a different taste. I think I like the regular Dr. Pepper better, but I always drink diet sodas anyway, so if I've convinced myself that diet soda tastes good enough who am I to judge between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Side Note--Jillian Michaels would give me a workout from hell for knowing and having an opinion on all of this.

Other Side Note--The Pepsi Throwback commercial is a lot more interesting with the close captioning at the gym. IMO, the song lyrics are a little hard to hear, but when they scroll across the screen it gives you enough time to pick out what you are supposed to be comparing, specifically.

RunningLaur said...

There's a little, really scary, easy mart next to work. I saw some throwback bottles in the case there this week, but I thought that 'limited time only' campaign was over a long time ago and figured that they were like a year old. Def too scary for me to try out.

Soon they'll throwback all he way and put cocaine back in coke.