From Zero to 350,000

In less than a 24 hour time period, I went from Zero degrees to 350,000 Scoville units.
Yup. 350,000 Scoville units – that’s what I said. The Scoville Scale? A measurement of the spicy heat of a chili pepper. A regular red bell pepper ranks in at about 0 – no significant heat rating. On the other hand, the Habanero pepper, which is one of my favorite peppers, ranks in at about 350,000 units.
Why didn’t I think of that to warm me up after my sub-zero run yesterday?
Because my husband just gave me enough pure Habanero hot sauce to last me until spring (maybe, if I ration it, you can read more about my pepper obsession here):
Six Beautiful Bottles – I already sampled the one on the far right.
 I know, I’m weird that way, I get more excited about hot sauce than flowers or cute little stuffed animals or jewelry, even.
I also got an assorted variety of ass-kickin’ sauces, which I have never tried:
There’s Original, Roasted Garlic, Cajun, and my personal favorite – Ass Blastin’ (Note the picture of the fiery latrine):
I could drink it – and I may have even done that before. My lifelong dream is to try the Naga Jolokia pepper, which is rated at over one million Scoville units. It is primarily found in Bangladesh. Or, I would even settle for the Red Savina pepper, one of the hottest chilis, which is rated at over 580,000 Scoville units.
Is it too early to name a Husband of the Year? I think not!
I wonder if anyone has ever tried hot sauce as running fuel? I wonder if I should? Yum! It would be like heaven – hot sauce and running. I wonder why I didn’t think of it sooner, as a matter of fact.
Happy Hot Sauce,


  1. hey hey, congrats for being nominated as one of the “Best Running Blogs 2011” hope to read many more of your fantastic running stories. sending you greetings from Malaysia…

  2. Crafty Jogger says

    Oh man, You are tough!! I am a wimp when it comes to hot sauce!

  3. Crafty Jogger says

    Oh man, You are tough!! I am a wimp when it comes to hot sauce!

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