Uh....I have one word: YUCK!
Serving size: 100g
Total Fat: 6.1g
Serving Size: 100g
Total Fat: 3.2g
Serving Size: 100g
Total Fat: 8.3g
I'm skittish eating anything with eyeballs still intact and crunches when I bit down - not that I ever tried, and not that I'm ever going to, but I know I'd never make a great contestant on that show "Fear Factor". I can't even stand the site of these things....this blog post isn't going to be able to stay up too long because I don't want to look at them.
I did find the article interesting and wondered how many of these critters you would actually have to eat to consume 100g (more than I am willing to try!). So while combing Old Town in Albuquerque one fine afternoon (and eating a couple veggie tacos, thank you) I came across a tasty little treat:
Scorpion Sucker. That's right, your eyes read correctly, I saw this little tasty treat and since the article of eating bugs was still fresh on my mind, I thought I had to get this little guy and even better - I had to GIVE IT AWAY to all you nutrition freak endurance junkies!! That's right, you heard it here - the blog world's first ever Scorpion Sucker Giveaway!!
Don't worry, the sucker is apple flavored so all you gotta do is lick away - lick, lick, lick, at some de-lish artificially apple-flavored sugar until you get to the tasty scorpion anxiously waiting for you inside. It's like having your dessert first and then getting your meal - loaded with rich fuel loading carbohydrates to make your run strong and satisfying.
I know you'll all be rushing to leave the blog so you can leave your comment to win this scrumptious delicacy...but wait, I'm not done yet. Ok, I am done with the critter giveaway, but since I was approached by the nice folks at CSN stores awhile back to give away a gift card, I thought I'd throw the generous $45 gift card in to whomever won the sucker. Yep, TWO awesome things to win. I'm just nice like that.
CSN is comprised of over 200 online stores, selling everything from dining room chairs to fitness equipment. A great store with so much stuff it'll pop on over and see what you'd use the gift card for:
I can't do these giveaways often, this isn't really the way I want to take the ole blog, so get out there while you can and win something super cool from Jill.
There's twowo ways to win, leave a separate comment for each:
1) Tell me what you think of eating bugs, before this post and then again after reading it.
2) Tell me what you'd buy with the CSN gift card (don't forget the holidays are coming up and your favorite blogger, Jill, needs some presents!).
Total fun, eh??!!! I'll keep the contest open for a week, until midnight of November 11th, so don't lolly-gag, get busy commenting.
In other news - I had my interview today for the new job *sigh*. I don't think it went so well *sigh*. I got all discombobulated with the first question, omitting half of what I wanted to say, and it only went more sour after that. I don't know how many times I used marathon training as an example of accomplishing my goals and how organized I was (read: anal retentive) - I'm sure they were sick of hearing it *sigh*. Will find out by the middle of next week, but I'm not holding my breath. I am grateful I was dwindled down to the final 6 of the 98 which applied - that in itself is an accomplishment. I guess. *sigh*
A big shout-out to Brian, a guy I've been working with for a very long time, who is running the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon this weekend. He has overcome a vast amout of diveristy from injury to job issues; I couldn't be more proud he's still giving his race a go. Good luck, Brian - I know it will go very well!!
So anyway, I know I said I'd do the coachy thing today but it took all my strength to do the giveaway so will work on that this weekend when I'm not so sulky and can think more clearly. It's coming - promise.
Until then, happy miles....and next time you're out running and see a little critter on the street, don't step on it, pick it up, pop it in your mouth, and your run may be oh so much better!!