Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Weird Wednesday - Banana Edition

Hold on tight, things are about to get weird.
First, let me quickly recap my workout yesterday evening, when it was – wait for it66 degrees. 


Workout = Run 20, circuit workout, bike 20, circuit workout, run 20, circuit workout.
(circuit workout = 10 push-ups, 10 squats, 10 sit-ups, 10 burpees, 2x)

Boom. This warmer weather is such a mood booster, and man did I forget how much I love doing circuit workouts in the park.

In case you are really into banana news (I know my coworker Cort is), Chiquita is going to to buy Ireland’s Fyffes Plc to create the world’s biggest supplier of the fruit for about 403 million euros ($559 million). Cool!

Bathroom squats are back in the picture for this girl. I forgot about them for awhile – I think I mentioned like two years ago that I used to do them – and I’m back on the bandwagon. Pee Use the toilet – 5 squats – wash hands – back to desk.

Does anyone else have moments like this?

(in reference to Steve Jobs)

Last weird fact – I’m trying out oil pulling with coconut oil. You can read a couple good articles/blogs about it – here and here. And here's one on coconut oil in general. In short, you swish oil (I am trying coconut oil, there’s also sesame and sunflower oil) in your mouth for 15-20 minutes, and it’s suppose to pull out toxins, whiten your teeth, and do a lot for your oral care in general. Make sure you spit it out. It’s interesting, weird, and I figured why not try it out?  I prefer to know firsthand my opinion on it, and it just so happens I have 20 minutes to spare every morning on my way to work.

I’ll report back if I find anything worth reporting.

I’ll leave you with this quote, because I love it.

And of course, a couple questions. Has anyone else notice a change in their commute with this Daylight Savings shift? It seems more people are jumping on my 7 AM – 4 PM hours, as traffic was crawling this morning, much more than usual.

Anyone else tried oil pulling? Thoughts?

Cheers to Hump Day – we’re halfway homies.



  1. I do the same pee, squat, wash routine! I thought I was the only weirdo squatting around bathrooms :) I've been seeing a lot on oil pulling lately, so I may have to give it a go.

  2. I'm incredibly interested in the oil pulling and the banana news... yet, intrigued by the bathroom squats!

  3. i'm asian and it's in our nature to never ever touch the (public) toilet seat so we squat when peeing or pooping. in china, there aren't even toilets, just a hole in the ground so you have to squat to do your bidness.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

  4. Love that quote for a Wednesday! thanks for sharing!

  5. Great circuit! Everybody seems to be talking about oil pulling this week! I tried it last Saturday. It's weird and 20 minutes seems really long. It might be easier if I drove to work. I want to try it for a couple of weeks. I love coconut oil so it's hard not to just eat it though!

  6. did you also hear that bananas may soon go byebye because of some crazy strain of a food killing virus or something like that?!

  7. I feel like I'm having an out of body experience lived vicariously through you: I literally do the same bathroom squats when at work, was reading an article in about Oil Pulling a few days ago and decided to try it, ate a banana this morning and simultaneously got excited for St. Patty's Day thinking of the merger... Weird ;)

  8. I've been hearing a lot about oil pulling lately and I want to try it with coconut oil too! Since coconut oil is more of a solid do you put it in your mouth like that and start swooshing around or do I melt the cocount oil in the microwave first to make it more of a liquid?

  9. lucky! can't wait for warm weather! We got a snow storm today at least 7 inches :(



  10. Whoa you'll definitely have to update us on this oil pulling!!!


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