My mind is made up about running my first half marathon before the end of 2014. My mind is made up. I am almost 100% sure which race I want to run. I am almost 100% sure which training plan I will be following. But what I’m not sure of is if my mind and my body are ready for the challenge. I’m giving the Vega Sport Endurance Gel a try for the latter. Why?
My body! Post motherhood, I have struggled with finding the strength and energy to push through a run. I have tried all sorts of things, gum (for breathing), peanut butter in a baggy, dried dates, jelly beans but nothing seems to sustain me past 3 miles. Well until now. Thanks to #VegaSportGel, I may have finally found the answer.
What I love about the Vega Sport Endurance Gel:
The Boost: Sure this gel is designed for endurance athletes and long distance runners but for someone like me anything past 3 miles can be a struggle. I decided to give the gel a try on a 5 mile run. A 5 mile run takes me about 1 hour but after the first 35-40 minutes I am ready to through in the towel. Intro #VegaSportGel. I took one gel pack mid run and low and beyond I was able to finish strong. I completed my 5 miles is 54 minutes which is a record for me. After my run, I decided to take a hike up the rock. It’s been months since I climbed so I figured why not? I have the energy. Go Vega! Next time I will try taking a gel 30 minutes before my run to #FuelYourBetter
The Taste: Raspberry. I like raspberries. I like them a lot! So yeah I loved the taste. I needed to down some water after but that’s because uhhhh, I have issues. Nothing major I just have to drink something after I “eat.” And the word gel just makes me feel yucky (told you I have issues.) If you like raspberries, then these are for you.
Ingredients: All natural. Need I say more? I have not and will not buy into the numerous “healthy” products out there and claim to help you. I’ll stick to my banana and now Vega for a boost. Thanks.
What I didn’t love but can live with:
Size: The gel packet is pretty big. Not ridiculously big but I like to squeeze everything into my waist pouch. It stretches so this really isn’t too much of a biggie. Now if the pouch would just stay in place.
Texture: As mentioned above, the word gel just makes me squirm. Not a deal breaker by any means.
Verdict: Vega Sport Endurance Gel is a winner. I will definitely use it again. Follow Vega Sport on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about Fuel Your Better and the full line of Vega Sport products.
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What do you use to fuel your workouts?