Ever since I started doing trail races a few years ago, I’ve loved exploring more all natural ways to fuel my runs. There are so many great options for energy sources that come straight from the earth! So today I thought I would share a few with you. So you can take a break from the GU! Here we go.
–Medjool dates- These bad boys are probably my most favorite snack on the run or even pre run. They are sweet and almost taste like candy! It is nature’s candy of sorts. Grab a snack baggie and pop a few in there to bring on the run. You will be glad you did. You can even get ‘em on Amazon.
–Nut butters. For my keto friendly runners (that I am not but more power to ya) Justin’s nut butter snack packs are quite awesome to bring on the run as well. I just love the almond butter ones! I could just eat it straight out of the package. Or you could even make you some keto almond butter cups.
–Dried cherries. They are tart and easy on the tummy. I’ve definitely had them while running on trails and such.
–Sliced pickles. Great for muscle aches and cramps…these are a runners go to when it comes to getting a little shot of salt. I’ve actually had serious leg cramps and the only thing that cured it was a shot of pure pickle juice. But these are fun to snack on while on the long run.
What are some of your favorite natural ways to fuel your running?