First things first: Blog updates!
Hopefully you can find some workout inspiration ‘round here somewhere!
Dried Fruit as Long Run Fuel
I didn’t get a chance to work on the freelance assignment I was planning to wrap up this morning because of some technical issues with the blog. I chatted online with
babes all day my blog host and now everything is gravy, but I wasn’t able to accomplish anything on my to do list before my afternoon meeting at the College of Central Florida.
Since I was working on backend blog issues up until the time I had to leave the house, I didn’t get around to fixing myself a snack this morning and grabbed a bag of Mariani dried mango for the road.
The company sent me a few bags of dried fruit as a thank you for working with them last month. I don’t usually buy dried fruit because it’s high in sugar and I personally prefer fresh fruit, but my gosh this dried mango was great!
I’m not sure how they figure that one bag is equivalent to four servings because surely no one can stop at one serving.
As I was eating the mango, I thought about using dried fruit as fuel during a long run. I’ve read that raisins are fantastic long-run fuel and I bet dried mango would provide my body with easy-to-digest carbs and sugar. Anyone tried it?
I’ve previously used fruit leather as fuel during long runs and loved it, so maybe dried mango is worth a go? We shall see. I still have a couple of months until I need to get my butt in gear and start training for the ZOOMA Amelia Island half marathon.
After my afternoon meeting, I popped into Starbucks where I am currently sitting and chatting with you fine people.
I ordered an egg white and spinach wrap for lunch along with a caffé mocha to keep me warm since this Starbucks is negative three degrees.
I am planning to keep my butt parked in this chair until I finish the freelance assignment I was planning to wrap up this morning. I also plan to get through another chapter in the NASM textbook before the work day is over.
Buckle up, brain, it’s time to get busy!
Question of the Afternoon
- What is your favorite way to fuel your body during exercise?