Last week I discovered a new frozen yogurt place not too far from our house. When some rain showers gave us a break in the humidity on Friday, I convinced my husband that we should walk there for an after-dinner treat. I think it is about 1 mile from our house–it took us about 25 minutes each way, with Tiger Lilly taking a few stops along the way.
The frozen yogurt and topping selection was great. Since it was Friday night and I was planning a long run in the morning, I splurged: blobs of vanilla, peanut butter, and dulce de leche froyo topped with crushed Reese’s. Yum.
(I had eaten too much of my froyo before I thought about taking a picture,
so I just took one of Tiger Lilly, waiting patiently while I enjoyed my treat!)
If you follow #runchat, #fitblog or #fitfluential on Twitter, you probably have heard about ENERGYbits®.
What are ENERGYbits®?
Why ENERGYbits®? From their website:
For best results, take at least 30 ENERGYbits® (or more) before any workout, run, game or intense physical or mental activity. They will improve your energy and endurance. Also take whenever you are tired, hungry or don’t have time to eat or cook. They are a terrific high protein, low calorie snack or meal on the go. A favorite of Olympic athletes.Swallow with beverage or chew them as you would a handful of nuts. Remember, they’re “bits” of food (not pills).
Since I am still looking for early morning pre-run fuel that does not ruin the rest of my day with GI issues, I asked for a sample of ENERGYbits®. They sent me one of the cute little tins pictured above filled with 30 “bits.” I am not very good at taking pills, and I don’t take vitamins because the taste stays with me all day, but I was willing to give of ENERGYbits® a try. I decided to start with one “serving” (12 bits). They were very easy to swallow, and while I got a hint of an algae taste as I swallowed them, it went away quickly.
Did they work? Honestly, I can’t say. I tried them before my run on Thursday, and I did feel really good during and after my run. I tried them again before my long run on Saturday, and again, I felt good during my run and afterwards.
Was the energy boost from the ENERGYbits®, the endorphins, or my coffee? Who knows! But I am intrigued, and I may order my own supply if I feel good again after my next test run.
FTC Notice: ENERGYbits® sent me a sample to try. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.
Do you live walking distance from a froyo place or coffee shop?
What is your go-to pre-run fuel?