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fuel on the run | Friday Favorites #9

Well…somehow, someway, it is already FRIDAY! Time flies when you are having fun!!…or when you have a short work week…either way!! Friday means that it is time for Friday Favorites! 

This week’s theme is food – so I am talking about my favorite fuel on my long runs!


Let’s go!


The biggest pre long run morning rituals is making a fresh cup of coffee, over ice. The caffeine gives me an extra pep in my step πŸ™‚ 

I would love to be able to sit down and enjoy my coffee when I drink it, but I am usually running behind and need to drink and run! 

If I am REALLY planning ahead, I will make up some coffee cubes the day before so it isn’t as watered down… But that doesn’t happen often. Ha!

I save my hot coffee – or bulletproof coffee – for post run goodness πŸ™‚

Nuun tabs

Most of my weekly runs are short enough that I can get away with just my handheld water bottle. The past couple long runs were the same way…or at least I could stop at the gas station for a water refill (we are practically on a first name basis…) and a Nuun refresher. I love those little individually wrapped Nuun tabs…perfect size to stash in my running belt or arm band for when I need a refill.
On the hot and/or humid morning long runs, or runs with long miles, I will take my Nathan’s hydration pack.

Usually, I keep Nuun cubes in the freezer (similar as the coffee cubes to keep my drink from tasting watered down) so I am sure I have a cold drink on the run. 

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When it comes to actual fuel on my run, I am sure to have a banana on hand…er, in my hand. Ha! 

Yeah…warm bananas don’t taste as great as a room temp or cold one, but it works. 

I need a “banana pocket” on the side of my shorts so I don’t have to carry it…nothing like finger warps along my banana from holding it for 5-6 miles. 

tart cherries

I also enjoy taking tart cherries on the run. It is super easy to put a measures handful in a plastic bag and smashing it in my running belt or vest pocket. 

Alternating between part of my banana and cherries usually keeps me moving through my longer miles.

Lara bar

This weekend, I am also packing a yummy Lara Bar. Simple ingredients, minimally processed goodness. 

I have read about taking dates on the run, and a Lara Bar is just a little easier to carry than a bag of dates πŸ™‚ 

…plus, I have a lot to choose from at home πŸ™‚

+1 : Cash or card

With the worst case scenario thoughts in mind, like bonking far from home, I generally carry a couple bucks so I can hit up a store or gas station and get a snack to keep me going. The past couple weekends, I have needed to stop on my final miles home to grab a pit stop and/or drink (refill). It always helps to be as prepared as possible πŸ™‚

Tweet: It’s Friday! Check out the Friday Favorites with @livinglovingrun and other great #linkups http://ctt.ec/MF12e+ #sweatpink

Well, that is all for this week!! I think I am going to like this Friday Favorites post! Check back in the following weeks to be sure I am not getting too busy to continue…

Happy Friday!!

I am linking up with several other Friday Favorites, High Five Friday, Friday Five, etc. bloggers! Check out the links and have a great weekend!!

Angela     Heather     Katie     Jill     Nicole

Andrea     Erika     Narci

Caitlin     Della     Katie     Tif

 April     Christina     Natasha

Courtney     Marcia     Cynthia     Mar

6 thoughts on “fuel on the run | Friday Favorites #9

  1. I have made larabars myself – but yes more convenient if already packaged πŸ™‚ my husband actually does take dates! how they don’t end up a sticky mess is beyond me!

    I drink espresso in the morning, it’s uber fast in the system and doesn’t cause me to have to pee within five minutes of hitting the pavement πŸ˜€


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