Happy SPRING, my fellow runners! April 27th, and the Jersey Shore Half Marathon, are a few short weeks away! I cannot believe it!
While the unseasonably temps aren’t my faveeee, the weather has made for awesome workouts. I love running in 30-40*F weather! And since the pep is seriously in my step (what with awesome running weather and an impending race!), I thought it was time to revisit the topic of the greatest running fuel of all time… le ENERGYbits!
This is my first race where I’ve trained exclusively using ENERGYbits for fuel (in the past, I used Honey Stingers), and its been an awesome experience.
The boyf and I last year at the Jersey Short Half where I PR’d! 3:33.31!
Last time I reviewed ENERGYbits, we talked science, so this time I am going to discuss my personal experience with using spirulina algae instead of goos/gels! First of all, I love that a handful of tabs before a run and a few sips of water keeps my stomach totally content. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not the type who can eat a full meal then run out the door. That said, I’ve frequently experienced the annoyance of feeling hungry before a workout. I don’t exactly enjoy being hungry. Its not fun. So you can imagine how awesome it is that ENERGYbits literally stops hunger. Its weird and its brilliant. Not gona lie, I’ve grabbed a handful of them at work too, when I’m hungry but didn’t pack enough snackage to make it through the day! They’ll tie me over for a good hour or so ;)
Anyway, since I may be the only person complaining about pre-workout hunger pangs, let’s talk about the *REAL* appeal of ENERGYbits…the supremely steady supply of energy. Its an incredible product.
Throwback to the Socal Ragnar Relay! Almost a year ago today!
Ya guys have heard me complain before about my issues with low blood sugar, and how I have effectively vanquished that pesky devil with high quality, dietary fat.
But I don’t think you guys truly understand how annoying it is to experience low blood sugar while running. Scratch that, not annoying, but scary. One time I literally ran into a moving vehicle. As in, the car didn’t hit me, but I hit the car mid-run because I was experiencing some surrious-hypoglycemia. You have no idea how confusing/embarrassing it was when the car pulled over because a person hit her car/she hit a person? It was no bueno. And all the honey stingers in the world never helped, even though I was noshing 30 grams of pure sugar at a time in hopes of mitigating the problem.
Enter ENERGYbits. Bits of pure, clean, organically grown, non-GMO energy. Genius.
Thirty tabs before a run not only keeps my stomach sated, but it literally carries me throughout a 90 minute run without a moment of low blood sugar dizziness. After a run, I have time to shower without experiencing that previously familiar sensation of “GIVE ME FOOD BEFORE I FAINT AND DIE.” If this is you now, then you know how annoying and difficult it can be to convince yourself to embark on a long run, knowing what you’ll face at the end: HANGRY PANGS!
ENERGYbits are awesome. That’s all I can honestly say.
Check ‘em out & get 25% off your order using the code: RDFUEL. Anyone whose serious about running and training needs to try these
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