Tuesday, April 28

Todays Run

My husband took off work today to study and prepare for teaching Wednesday nights service, so I was able to sleep in a little this morning and then go for a run. I ran 8 miles on the hilly course near our house. It was tough today and I even had to stop and walk a few of the uphills. I don't know if it was because I'm not used to running that time of morning or what exactly it was. I also went to my favorite grocery store in Tulsa called Wild Oats Whole Foods Market. I love this store! I went to get the usual, but decided to stop over in the drink area to see if they sold sports drinks. I found this all natural product called Vita Coco. It sounds fantastic and "has more potassium than 2 bananas" in one serving. I had not heard of the use of coconut for hydration until someone mentioned it on Kim's blog. Apparently Fresh coconut water is loaded with electrolytes, making it a great drink for athletes and just about everyone. The sugars in the drink are natural and not the processed type, so I don't think it will give me headaches that sweeteners and sugars do. I bought two different flavors. I can't wait to try it! I also found a similar drink while looking called Zico but thought I would try the Vita Coco first.


Kim said...

I will have to get some of that drink when I make it to the Whole Foods Market...that is my favorite grocery store, too...but it is an hour away. I go once every couple of weeks or so, when I get a chance. I try to buy mostly organic when I can.

Thanks for the recommendation. You will have to tell me what you think.

Kate said...

What a great drink! I'll have to look for it at Whole Foods and give it a try. Tell us what you think of the taste.

I know what you mean about feeling off with morning runs. When I am not used to it, I am sluggish. It's been awhile since I've been running on a morning schedule. It's been mostly evenings, whether it's a the gym or outside. So, I bet it's just that! 8 miles in the morning - AWESOME!!! Kudos to you!

Wendy said...

I'd love to hear what you think about the drink!
8 is great!

Wendy said...

BTW, thanks for the link! I will check it out.