Sunday, December 31, 2006

Bad Advice From Rocky Balboa

Once many years ago my folks bought me a track suit for Xmas, and I decided I would take up running as a form of exercise. Having learned most of what I knew about "training" from Rocky I, just before my inaugural jog I broke two raw eggs into a tall glass and drank them off.

I then spent 20 minutes on the front porch deciding whether to puke or not, finally saying "screw this nonsense" and going back to bed, where I curled up into a pained ball until my stomach settled.

It was years before I tried running again (currently, no joke, I do about five miles a day).

Now, this article explains why, other than a godawful taste, drinking raw eggs is a bad idea. It suggests instead quaffing a

..."liquid egg white" product, which is supposed to have all the protein and none of the salmonella.

Just in case anyone is tempted, or has pledged to "get into shape" in the new year.


Anonymous said...

Sometimes the internet educates one in ways they don't want to be educated. That's information I didn't need! Puts a damper on my eggs and whiskey for breakfast ritual! I don't think liquid egg white is gonna do the trick.

bigcitylib said...

Yeah but I think the whiskey sterilizes the raw egg and kills all the salmonella bugs. So go nuts.

Gazetteer said...

In hindsight maybe you shoulda' chewed on those big slabs of raw meat instead of just punching 'em.

Alternatively, I've heard that running around screaming 'Yo! Adrian!' at the top of your lungs can get your heart rate up pretty good.

Toronto Tory said...

This post was too funny. :)

Anonymous said...

True, true.

On the other hand, generations of children have licked the bowl after their parents have mixed up some cookie dough and they generally are ok.

It's something of a Russian roulette thing with the salmonella, of course. But try telling that to the little kids who want their cookie dough or cake mix scrapings... :-)

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