Ever since I started doing trail races a few years ago, I’ve loved exploring more all natural ways to fuel my runs. There are so many great options for energy sources that come straight from the earth! So today I thought I would share a few with you. So you can take a break from the GU! Here we go.
–Medjool dates- These bad boys are probably my most favorite snack on the run or even pre run. They are sweet and almost taste like candy! It is nature’s candy of sorts. Grab a snack baggie and pop a few in there to bring on the run. You will be glad you did. You can even get ‘em on Amazon.
–Nut butters. For my keto friendly runners (that I am not but more power to ya) Justin’s nut butter snack packs are quite awesome to bring on the run as well. I just love the almond butter ones! I could just eat it straight out of the package. Or you could even make you some keto almond butter cups.
–Dried cherries. They are tart and easy on the tummy. I’ve definitely had them while running on trails and such.
–Sliced pickles. Great for muscle aches and cramps…these are a runners go to when it comes to getting a little shot of salt. I’ve actually had serious leg cramps and the only thing that cured it was a shot of pure pickle juice. But these are fun to snack on while on the long run.
What are some of your favorite natural ways to fuel your running?
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Once I can solidly get to running a mile I think my go to will be coffee for a pre workout, and whole grain toast with peanut butter. I like the Justin’s nut butter as an alternative.
Yep, so pre workout toast and PB is great! These are more for fuel alternatives when you’re running distance, say longer than a half marathon. But, I absolutely love toast and PB (when I have time) to eat before hand! That is a great breakfast option. 😉
I can never escape those awful pickles haha.
I just knew you would comment on the pickles. In fact I thought about how much you hated them as I typed that out LOL 🙂 🙂
HA! Trolling me…
hahaha Not trolling…just innocent fun!
I knowwwwwww. You’re definitely no troll. 🙂
Thanks. I suppose I’ll take that as a compliment coming from you. 😉 hahaha