Monday, December 27, 2010


Santa knows me so well. I am a pretty picky eater especially when it comes to artificially flavored food-like substances.  Because of this, Santa planted 5 different flavors of GU in my stocking! Now I can sample each to decide which ones are tolerable and which are nasty.

Some of them sound pretty iffy, but today I tried the strawberry banana flavor. It wasn't horrible and definitely came in handy today when my 3 mile run felt like a marathon.  I think I had one too many cocktails/pieces of cheesecake/rolls over the holiday weekend, and I definitely paid this morning around mile 1.  It took a few minutes to kick in, but once it did, I felt re-energized was able to finish this relatively short run without stops.  Long story short, GU wins!


  1. dumb question.... what is GU? never seen it before....

  2. GU is energy gel. It has 100 cals, a bunch of carbs and some caffeine so it gives your a burst of energy when you are dragging :P