Just GU it

Friday, November 18, 2011

Today is a rest day for me, which is glorious. Additionally, I also got EXCELLENT news today in my email inbox. 

GU now makes a PEANUT BUTTER FLAVOR! If you've ever spent any amount of time with me, you will know that I am a peanut butter-aholic. I mean that. I will spread it on almost anything. 

I've been meaning to write about GU for a while now, and what day could be better than today? 

For those of you that haven't had the pleasure of meeting GU, it is literally a gel-like substance that comes in a rip top package. The consistency is that of... I don't know what... thicker than syrup but smoother than gel toothpaste. It comes in all sorts of flavors... some are better than others. I enjoy the Jet Blackberry flavor. I have legitimately gagged when I've strayed from my stand by, so I haven't been too adventurous since. 

It's an odd substance, for sure, but it's quick and easy to eat on the go. It's easy to eat while running. It's easy to eat in the morning and wash down with a giant swig of water before I head out. I think it's easier to eat than chomps or jelly beans or real food while on the go. But, I've come across quite a few runners who won't eat it. It's a texture thing, they say, or they'd prefer something else like an energy drink. 

This is maybe the most boring blog I've ever written. But, I do like me some GU. And I plan to eat a few packets tomorrow... 

...because I'll be running for 90 minutes. NINETY minutes. That's a lot of minutes. 

I say, Bring. It.  


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