Almost Silent Sunday: Spring Forward Workout & Eating 100-year Old Eggs

by TaylorR

Good morning! I hope your weekend is filled with relaxation, fun, friends, family… and whatever else makes your weekend fabulous!

I almost shortened “Almost Silent Sunday” for the title until I realized the abbreviation is ASS. Oh well, now that I’ve given the warning, it might happen next week.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves… let’s focus on this weekend!

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The sun finally decided to come out of hiding yesterday, which immediately lifted my spirits. With last night being the start of Daylight Savings Time, it was nice to actually feel spring in the air.

It’s amazing how great a run feels when it’s nice out, isn’t it?

Seven miles felt terrific, and after logging a total of 33 miles from Saturday to Saturday, I am feeling good for the Palmetto 200!

What I’m not feeling so good about? Eating an egg that looks like this:

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Apparently a Chinese delicacy? A “century egg” isn’t actually a 100 years old, but it looks and smells like it. If you’re interested, here’s a great, short article explaining what a 100 year old egg actually is and how they make it go from normal to rotten fast.

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Taste? If you pinched your nose to avoid the rancid fish aroma coming off the gummy bear-textured egg, then it wasn’t so bad. But I’m sure you can imagine how hard you have to pinch to accomplish that! You can watch video footage of us trying the egg on the Facebook page!

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I can now cross eating a century egg off my food bucket list, and no I didn’t go back for a second serving. One bite was plenty.

I don’t have a witty transition to take me from old, black eggs to workouts, so let’s just skip it and get straight to it.

Spring Forward Workout

To celebrate the time change and the sunlight, let’s get out and move today! Do this workout for some plyo (jumping) training and muscle burning action today. You need nothing but your body.

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And finally, I leave you with almost silent pictures from my SIL’s birthday dinner last night.

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Red Nine Wests/Joe’s Skinny Jeans (I got these on sale for $70)/Guess Jacket/Spartina Purse

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We went to O-ku, a Japanese restaurant in Downtown Charleston. The service was excellent, the food delicious (though I hate when restaurants try to fancy up traditional meals too much), and company wonderful. The food was a bit pricy, but sometimes it’s worth it to spend quality time with those around you, right?

Happy Sunday friend. Get out and enjoy this sunshine filled day if you can!

–> What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? 

–> Tell me one thing you did this weekend!

 

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots March 9, 2014 at 11:21 am

I grew up eating century eggs, so I like them! It’s definitely an acquired taste.

I ran a 5K fun run at my local Whole Foods this morning. It was really fun and I “won”!

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TaylorR March 9, 2014 at 11:35 am

Congrats on the win! That’s awesome. Def an acquired taste!

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Erica March 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm

oh my gosh! I have no idea how you ate that. I can’t eat anything that doesn’t smell edible (which is why I’ll never eat tuna ;)). The weather has been amazing! So excited about it. And again- love your red shoes!

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TaylorR March 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I LOVE tuna! But it does amaze me how much our senses work together! Thanks, I am in love with the shoes too!

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Amy Lauren March 9, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I don’t think I could eat that egg. I have a weird thing about eating whole boiled eggs like that. I’ll eat scrambled eggs or something… just not into eggs that look like the egg. Gah I have such dietary idiosyncrasies…

Not sure what the weirdest thing I’ve even is, but I eat lots of ethnic foods so some people think that’s different. I just think it’s delicious! Glad you guys enjoyed O-Ku and you got a good run and workout in. I may try the plyo sequence this week.

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TaylorR March 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm

We love ethnic food too! So good. Should we do track work this week or take it down a notch? Thinking of just doing a steady 5-6 miles downtown?

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Shannon March 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

My husband says those eggs should be good in Congee, so when we try it, I will let you know. Or…when he and the kids try it. I’m not interested!

I did my first mud run this weekend, and boy was it fun!

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TaylorR March 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm

So proud of you! Congrats on the mud run!

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Kim March 9, 2014 at 5:46 pm

That egg thing looked gross – I’m surprised you got a bite down!!
The workout looks good – I love plyo!!

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TaylorR March 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Haha, what can I say. I’ll try anything once! Even if it means squeezing my nose so hard I’ll never smell the same again.

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steph March 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm

The weather was indeed spectacular! I worked all weekend but am looking forward to an uncrowded beach when I am off on Tuesday!

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TaylorR March 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm

The beach! Yes! I can’t wait to hit the beach up, I’m not that brave yet though! It should be great on Tuesday, crowd wise.

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