Thursday, June 2, 2011

National Donut Day - June 3

It seems that I'm running into national days of  something so here's another fun day.
National Donut Day
Yummy!
I learned about National Donut Day through a Krispy Kreme email.  If you go to Krispy Kreme on National donut day you get a free donut!  
Free!!!  
Donut!!!
Yummy!

Here's some calorie information you really didn't need to know and should forget before you bite into that scrumptious donut.
  • Krispy Kreme donut is 52 grams and has 200 calories.  3.85 calories per gram
  • Regular glazed donut is 57 grams with 220 calories which is also 3.85 grams (I found this interesting because I once heard that Krispy Kreme had less calories than a regular donut.  Not true...its the same calories per gram)
  • Medium sized bagel is 123 grams with 354 calories for a mere 2.87 calories a gram
  • Medium size bagel with cream cheese with 163 grams has 436 calories; 2.67 calories a gram.  This makes ZERO sense to me so maybe I read the information on the websites wrong.
If you really love running and love donuts you should consider doing the Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, NC in February of each year.  Run 2 miles to the Krispy Kreme store, eat ONE DOZEN donuts (2400 calories) and run the 2 miles back.  I've heard there are garbage cans that line the route and people use them when they can't keep the donuts down.

Happy Running and Happy National Donut Day!

8 comments:

trifitmom said...

all i know are those glazed krispy kremes are heavenly......

Jim ... 50after40 said...

You're KILLING ME!!! My two food weaknesses are pizza and donuts. I didn't know it's Nat'l Donut Day. Thanks for getting my Friday off to a sugary start. Ha.

Lindsey said...

Krispy kremes = yum! YIKES! I think another National Running Day should be the day after Donut Day!

Johann said...

Now this is another day I can relate to. I better speak to the people in charge of national days here. We need a few.

Black Knight said...

I like the Donuts but, what a pity, they are not usual in Italy.

Amy said...

Yum! I suppose I'd have to do a bunch of National Running Days to make up for the donut day though. Thankfully, all the Krispy Kremes around here have closed... ;)

The Green Girl said...

I'm waiting for a Dunkin' Donuts race. I am so there.

GISrunner said...

Would so love to do the Krispy Kreme Challenge. I'm an NCSU grad & that's where that race is located ... mmmm, donuts ...