It’s true: at the T9 Challenge, I brought them with me and sent them away to new homes, homes that would appreciate them. I finally said goodbye.
Truly, I loved collecting them — their colors, their flavors, and yes they worked, but sometimes something better comes along. Our relationship was pretty solid, but the numbers didn’t lie: even with their help, they ultimately let me crash, or occasionally turned on me, upsetting me (deeply from within, in ways not fit for discussion at the moment,) and I knew it would not and could not last forever.
So I said goodbye.
I broke up with thick gels, said adieu to hard gummies and made peace with my guts. This little lady has gone green in a totally different and new way: I am now teamed up with EnergyBits!
Lettuce be real — I was definitely a doubter about going green. I had begun weaning myself off of gels and began fueling earlier pre-run with Picky Bars and supplementing with Island Boost. It was working okay, but some days I didn’t have enough time to digest a bar before running, and sometimes, well, I just didn’t feel like I could stomach actually chewing and eating something so early. Island Boost works for me, but it’s more of a quick pick me up — and I needed something with lasting power. I hadn’t told anyone yet when I first started using ENERGYbits, but I had my eyes set on signing up for my first marathon. I knew I would need to figure out my fueling, and FAST! [Get the nitty gritty on all the nutritional and health benefits here.]
Could a little handful of slightly fishy smelling tablets which caused me to accidentally give myself the occasional algae-dust mustache* really be enough to get me through a run, a hard workout, or even a race?
A few training runs in and I could already feel the difference: there was no rise and fall in energy. It wasn’t a rise and a crash, or like when you take too much pre-workout and momentarily transform into the Hulk (uh, no? Just me?) Instead it was more like after refilling the car’s gas tank. The needle slowly but steadily finds it’s way to F, right? That’s how I felt! I felt the bits ‘kick in,’ and I felt their lasting power through training runs, hard gym and slideboard workouts, and even PR’d at a race after being ill heading into it!
After examining my splits post Disneyland Half at Dumbo Double Dare, it seemed clear to me that I was bonking. Determined to learn from this I knew the Tinkerbell Half would be different. While I unfortunately lost my bits on the course – and learned a very valuable lesson about using a plastic zippie bag to hold bits in the loops of my SpiBelt – I had gotten in a full round of ENERGYbits almost right before I hit my corral. Long story short, despite a monkey wrench in my fueling plan, I still scraped a PR. After feeling the truly and thoroughly experiencing the difference in using food for fuel, I know that ENERGYbits helped make that PR happen.
Want to experience the difference of being #poweredbybits for yourself? Now’s your chance to go green! Use rafflecopter (below) to enter to win a sample of ENERGYbits!
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I can’t wait to hear about how going green goes for you!
*My loving husband spared me and let me know I had given myself an algae ‘stache before I headed out for the day. But, if you ever see someone rockin’ a green powder stash, ask them how they like being #poweredbybits!