THE Jog Blog – 62

Fuel Up!

Food For Runners, Based On My Experience:

1. POWERBAR ENERGY BLASTS – These are AWESOME. I love them during a jog because they don’t stick to my teeth like some do and they have gel inside! They also aren’t too big so they fit inside my pack nicely. I highly recommend these.

2. CLIF BAR – I will eat these the night before a run and I use them at work. They give me a little snack with 10g of protein to sustain me until I can eat a proper meal. There are lots of Clif Bar flavours but I tend to gravitate to the Black Cherry Almond or the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut. In the USA, they also have ones that taste like macaroons. YUM!

3. CLIF SHOT BLOKS – I find these tasty but they do stick to my teeth. Not as bad as some brands though so if I can’t find the other kind, I will choose these.

4. POWERBAR GEL – Ok, I did throw up on these once but it had nothing to do with the product and everything to do with my inexperience. You MUST take these with lots of water. They are concentrated and if you don’t take them with water your poor stomach will respond violently…at least that was my experience. They have good flavours and are easy to pack but please, don’t forget to drink LOTS OF WATER!

5.  Raisins!  They are nature’s sweet source of iron, calcium, protein and Vitamin C. The nutritional value of raisins gives you energy without taking up too much room and I don’t find they upset my stomach like other things.

6. B&B – Banana and a Bagel!  I find this is a great combination for me the morning of a long run. Some people can have peanut butter on their bagel, but I find nuts in any form come back to haunt me later.  I like a plain bagel, toasted or not, with a simple banana gives me everything I need before doing distance or hills. 

7.  After I’ve jogged, I like to drink a tall glass of orange juice and eat a couple boiled eggs with a slice of sharp cheese.  YUM!

These are just a few foods that I find agree with me before, during and after my run.  They don’t upset my stomach or climb up my throat.  They work for me!

It’s suppose to be a lovely, warm weekend in Vancouver so I hope you all have similar spring weather.  Go for a walk.  Hike in the woods. Cycle a trail.  Laugh with friends.  Eat a great meal. Count your blessings.

See you on Tuesday!

With a smile,

Tina

 

 

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