Whew! I just got back from my 20-miler this morning, that which was postponed due to my feeling like crap when I woke up yesterday. All better today though!
I did it in 2:38:54, a 7:56 minute-per-mile pace. This is a little slower than the 7:45 I was shooting for. My temptation is to list a million excuses about why it was slow, but I’m resisting the urge and just leaving it at that. No excuses. Hopefully I’ll be faster next time.
I brought along a Thrive raw energy gel, which worked well again, and a lemon-lime Thrive sports drink as well. I’m really starting to love making my own sports drinks and gels. If I don’t eat processed food normally, then why would I eat it when I’m running? Since my Thrive 30-Day Challenge is over and I don’t want to abuse the privilege of posting recipes that Brendan has so nicely granted me, I’m going to make this the last one I share on the blog for a while. Smoothies, sports drinks, energy puddings, energy gels, recovery drinks, vegan pizzas, energy pancakes, crackers and dips, salads, desserts… all vegan, high-raw, and energy-dense.
Ok, here you go.
Thrive Homemade Sports Drink Recipe (raw)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Juice of 1/4 lime
- 3 dates
- 2 cups water
- 1 Tbsp agave nectar
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- sea salt to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. This makes about 16 ounces, so I usually make a double recipe to fill up my Nalgene bottle.
Alright, I’m out! You’ll get a double-serving of me tomorrow, since I’ll be guest-posting on another blog as well.
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