Peanut Butter and Chocolate Gu

Today's Workout: 2.25 miles with BGR! Nashville (Post to come on my experience)

Heyyy Brickhouses!!

Today I decided I was going to start experimenting and researching what makes me tick on my runs. The last two days of running, I pushed through but I felt like I was struggling. I am dubbing January from here on out the "Diagnostic Month" where I will find what makes me tick, what methods allow me to run comfortably while still building endurance.

Here is my first experiment:

YESSSS!!! Peanut Butter & Choco GU on Ezekial Bread

Back when I ran/walked the Mayor's 5K in November, I had tried some Madarin Orange Gu. It was soooo nasty! Kind of like a combination of bread crumbs, orange marmalade, and rust! Absolutely disgusting! I don't spit stuff out unless my tongue burns so I swallowed it, and though I was extra thirsty (You're supposed to eat GU then hydrate), I had SO much endurance throughout the race.

I googled Chocolate Gu and the general agreement was that it tasted like a melted tootsie roll. I bought five pouches and this morning poured it on my pre-run breakfast. (Ezekial 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread, Peter Pan Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, and a banana)

It was sooooo good and I had SO much energy! If I didn't have to get to church by 11am I would have run four miles with the BGR Nashville group! This is definitely something I am going to try again this week to make sure it wasn't just a "placebo effect" and all in my head.

Do you have any special "fuel" foods you like to eat before a run? How do you feel about GU?



  1. GU has always seemed weird and kinda gross, but since you said it's tasty and I haven't heard anybody else say anything else about it, I might give it a whirl.

  2. Hey girl! I used to always use choc GU and refused to try anything else. It's really thick, so when it was cold out, it was really hard to get down. Love the taste, though. One day I was out of choc and HAD to use a vanilla that my husband had. DELICIOUS! And I'm not usually a vanilla fan. The consistency is so much better and easier to take than the choc. It just slides right down the throat. Now I'm a convert. I ONLY do vanilla. LOL I haven't tried the peanut butter one yet. But, I want to. That's progress, right?

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