I've got my tried and true friends (like Salted Caramel Gu and Mott's Fruit Snacks), but I'm always willing to try something new, especially if I hear rave reviews.
Enter ENERGYbits; the run fuel that Twitter is a-talkin' about!
ENERGYbits are little spirulina pills packed with protein and nutrients, created specifically for providing your body with much-needed energy before and during a run. They're gluten, dairy, soy, and egg free, with zero caffeine or sugar to cause stomach problems at an inopportune moment.
Seriously. 100% algae. You can be one with the fishies.
After contacting my new buddy Jonathan, he sent over a sample of ENERGYbits for me to try on my next run and a sample to give away to an intrigued reader (lucky you!). The sample packs are adorable little baggies of 30 bits, a serving size according to the bits experts.
On Thursday, I was on my way home from teaching my kiddos and feeling absolutely uninspired about getting a workout in. You know the feeling; go home, pants off, sweats on, watch Chicago PD and wish you were Sophia Bush.
I've been struggling a bit since my half marathon on the 18th with getting back into the groove, though, so I knew it was important to postpone that mindset until after a run. To get myself revved up, I opened up the packet of bits on my drive home and gave 'em a try.
The package says to swallow them whole (like my BFF ibuprofen) since not everyone is a huge fan of spirulina mouth. Being super edgy, I decided to chew one anyway. They taste like seaweed.
Okay, one more thing: the package says to swallow them at the same time. Being super intelligent, I thought this might mean all 30 pills in your mouth at once. I sure hope that's not the case, because I got about 10 in there and had a hard time swallowing them without choking. Yes. I'm that smart.
To be honest, I'm not sure if I noticed a huge surge of small sea-plant-generated energy during my 4 miler that day, but the fact that I changed into running gear once I got home instead of sweats was enough of a surprise that I'm willing to bet the bits have something going on.
Will they replace my beloved Salted Caramel Gu? Probably not; Gu's portability, deliciousness, ease of consumption, and lack of accidentally causing an almost-choke reaction all work in my favor, here. Will I try ENERGYbits again? Oh sure thing! I'm always down for an extra source of nutrients!
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