Orange on a Green Day & Seeing Things

I had a really busy day, but what’s new.

One of the highlights of my day was that I had a great workout!  Do you ever have one of those workouts where the stars seem to align and you just have a killer workout?  Yesterday’s workout was one of those days for me.

The weather was perfect for a 30 minute run.  Sunny and 70F.  Everything was green and lush.

The flowers are blooming and lining the streets with vibrant colors, making it that much easier to smile when I run.


On my run, I witnessed what was probably the chase following a robbery.  I saw a man running at the speed of lightning with some items in his arms, and two men chasing after him for dear life.

About a half a block later, I heard sirens and the police were at the scene.  I kept running.  Didn’t even bother looking back.

I live in the city in an urban area, so that type of thing happens and is not “new”.  But it sure did give me a mile’s worth of things to think about.

After I came inside from running, I did some yoga, pilates, core moves, and weights.   About 20 minutes worth of moves.

Then, it was time for some Amazing Grass GreenSuperFood in Orange Dreamsicle flavor that I shook up in the green shaker cup.

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All in all, the taste was very good.

Is it exactly like an orange dreamsicle?

No, but one scoop has the equivalent of 7 servings of fruits and vegetables so that is a big bonus and I can overlook the fact that it didn’t taste exactly like an orange dreamsicle.

As I’ve mentioned before, I prefer to get my nutrition, vitamins, and minerals through food rather than supplements but sometimes a little boost is nice.

On the food front, it was time for something easy, fast, and one-pot: Carribean Coconut Rice with Garbanzos & Veggies (and peanut butter!)

With Green Beans
The whole meal, plus planned leftovers so you get a couple meals out of this recipe, was ready in 30 minutes.


From my last post and recipe for Lemon & Dill Roasted Potato Sticks, it was fun to hear who’s a tater lover and who’s not.  Glad that many of you seemed to enjoy the recipe.


And in the spirit of St. Patty’s Day for dessert, try a No Bake Chocolate Mint Donut Hole (Vegan, GF)

I realize they aren’t green, but they are minty.  That counts, right?


1. Do you like Orange Dreamsicles?

I liked orange dreamsicles but as a kid, I begged my mom for Orange Push-Ups

They were my ultimate treat.

2. Do you like Orange flavored things?

I do, to a point.

I think orange flavored throat lozenges, citrusey gum, and orange soda (although I haven’t had any in about 20 years) are all good.

I am not big on Orange Tic Tacs, orange breath mints, or orange suckers.

3. Are you doing anything on this Green of Days?  Are you going out for St. Patty’s Day?

No, I have to work and carry on with life as usual.

4. Have you ever seen anything crazy while out running or walking or on your workout?  Crime, crazy sights, fights, etc.?

I have seen everything from:


homeless people screaming at invisible people

couples having some really nasty arguments

witnessing fistfights

people relieve themselves on the side of buildings

people having sex in parked cars

people doing all kinds of illegal things

people crying, laughing, screaming, yelling, shouting

I have been a runner (and walker) my entire life so in 20+ years of running or walking (always outdoors and almost daily) there is nothing that surprises me anymore.  I feel like what I see when I am outside exercising is a reflection on both society as a whole and on human behavior.  Not every day is tiptoeing through the tulips.  Some days are filled with sobbing and screaming and having arguments.  But that’s life.  And I love people watching.

What have you seen when you’re out exercising?  Or when you’re out just walking through the world?

52 comments on “Orange on a Green Day & Seeing Things”

  1. The most out of the ordinary thing I’ve seen while running was a wolf..but they’re all over the place here so it wasn’t *too* strange.

  2. Now you’re just rubbing your weather in! :-P Ours has not been so perfect for running with tons of rain. Oh well, good thing I’m on a run rest. :-) Scary on the robery though! I need to try Amazing Grass, one of these days. Agreed on a little nutrition boost here and there, the Vega Whole Health Optimizer was great during my half training.

    1. I like orange flavor in general and the Mandarin Gu flavor reminds me a lot of orangesicle.
    2. Yes and I like throwing oranges in the Vita-Mix to make orange-flavored dressings.
    3. Working … that’s about it, no green beer.
    4. I’ve had to run around flocks of turkeys, had jack rabbits fly out in front of me and detour around heards of grazing goats.

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  4. hey, love you blog…been reading it a while now. You little one is getting so big!!! such a cutie… have made your dough balls by the way, and are great!! bring them to parties for a healthy cookie for all to enjoy. :) Have also made your peanut dressing…delish…look forward to trying more… :)

    I have a 2lb amazing meal, tropical flavor (has a little protien) that I can’t use…. its worth like $70…my tummy didn’t digest it well….but i know others love it!! it tastes good, i wish I could use it. If you are anyone would like it let me know…. pay for shipping and its yours….or trade an item perhaps instead? :) A sweet healthy soy free treat?? :) I’d love someone to use it…..since its just sitting in my house….

    Email me…let me know… thanks!!! Erin

    • hi erin!
      thanks for the awesome comment!

      girl you should put an ad on ebay. someone will buy it from you especially if you keep the price fairly low, i.e. half of retail price. That way you at least make something from it!

      Or sell it on Craigslist. Even if you make 30 or 40 bucks, i say it’s worth it!

      Such a generous offer from you and i am sure I can find a home for it if you truly can’t sell it…but you will be able to. Make your money girl :)

  5. This is really weird, but my number one fear as a runner is finding a dead body!!! I run along waterfronts and I can’t even look closely at the water in case “something” washes ashore. Ever notice it’s usually runners or hikers who find human remains?? *shudder*

    Toronto is actually quite bad for people being killed by stray bullets. An alarming number in past years, including at a bar next door to where I live. I was out walking last week and saw about 10 police cars on the street with cops hiding behind trees around an apartment building. Drug bust maybe? I started thinking about stray bullets and got the hell out of there!

    I’m back on painkillers so there will be no partying or drinking for this girl on St Patty’s Day. I’m all Scottish anyways! :P

  6. I haven’t seen heaps of weird things….but one morning I saw a group of people playing “oh when the saint go marching in” on various instruments from tuba to tamborine at 7:30am up and down the street….

  7. NO WAY! I need to try this creamsicle Amazing Grass!!

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  9. That green powder sounds really good, haven’t tried greener grasses before.
    I wanted to tell you that I finally started brewing our own kombucha, have finished the second batch, and I’m loving it! Thanks for being one of my inspirations =)
    TOday on a walk during a break in school, we saw a used condom ;)

  10. I think orange tic tacs are awesome!! I like creamcicles, and and I used to like orange pop as a kid. I don’t like most orange flavoured things though.

  11. I totally saw a guy getting thrown out of his house with his lady throwing all of his stuff out the door after him the other night on a dog walk!

  12. Sarah and I witnessed a car accident a few years ago while out for a walk. It shook me up b/c the vehicles ended up on the sidewalk across the street from us…..the side we would have been walking on any other day, but for some reason, that day we decided to cross. The angels were with us that day!

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