Shudder: There is a posting on a local running FB blog "HAve you ever tried sweetening your coffee with GU <energy>gels." And the sad part is the responses:
"I've had a chocolate mint GU after dinner once when I wanted something sweet
"Apple Cinnamon Hammer gel is good on waffles. I wanna try it on ice cream too. Have put choc mint GU on cookies before
This is just nauseating to me. For those not familiar with GU it is a largely carbohydrate substance with some electrolytes in it. I use them....if I ever start running again I'll use them on runs over 18 miles or in races. PB or not, I think GU has its uses. BUT....
They. are. nasty.
They either have the consistency of toothpaste or more often snot depending on the flavor. And they are expensive. Seriously, if you are going to sweeten your coffee, icecream, waffles or cookies - get a jar of Hershey's or torani or maplesyrup and be done with it. Why use this nasty stuff.
I think its like the gatorade craze. If it is marketed to use during athletic events, and if it has a role in athletic events, then somehow it must be a health supplement.
MTA: because it is rare I dont have more to say
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - my daughter Age 7